Celebrating History: An after-election slugfest


November 16, 2018

By Emily Mayer

The election was over, but the slugfest continued. Much to the disappointment of the Havre Plaindealer, Republican candidates backed by the Non-Partisan League won both sheriff, that being Matthew McLain, and county attorney, that being C. R. Stranahan. W. B. Rhoades squeaked out his bid for District 18 judge, winning by 151 votes.

But some serious damage had been done. Regular readers of this column will recall a couple of weeks ago, there was a legal publication in the Nov. 2, 1918, Plaindealer accusing the Rev. E. J. Huston of libel over a circular he had written and wa...

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