Liquor Flood

Madame Massey is Brought to the Penitentiary to Serve a Year for Sale of Booze.

The "hollow" in Fargo has been deprived of one of its colored belles by the relentless arm of the prohibition law. Madame Massey was today brought into the penitentiary by Sheriff Twitchell of Cass county to serve a year for selling intoxicating liquors contrary to law. She has the distinction of being the second person to be sentenced to the penitentiary for that offense and the further distinction of being the only female prisoner at the institution at present time. She is not a particularly welcome visitor for the reason that there are not the accommodations for female prisoners that there might be, as they have been rara aves in the history of the institution, the last one having been discharged several years ago.

The madame is a tall and rather angular female, and her belongings when she arrived today were done up in a little "telescope". The sheriff placed her in a hack at the depot when the train arrived, a heavy and drizzling rain falling, and took her at once to the penitentiary where she was transferred to the custody of the prison authorities.

The Bismarck Daily Tribune, 6-15-1901

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