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Celebrating History: Political sparring and war pricing


October 26, 2018

By Emily Mayer

The barbs continued back and forth between the Havre and Hill County newspapers 100 years ago, particularly between The Havre Plaindealer and the Havre Daily Promoter. “Daily except Mondays” as the Plaindealer snidely reminded its readers. The two issues between the rival newspapers were the same as had been for weeks — the Border Saloon raid and the split of the county Republican party.

Of the latter, in the Plaindealer’s Oct. 26, 1918, edition, it contends strife within the Republican party but the other two Havre papers, the Promoter and the Hill County Democrat,...

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