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may 27 1914 coke penWashington Post, May 27, 1914. Here’s another high-society rhubarb triggered by anonymous correspondence.
drug penI’d like to know what drugs the Washington Post‘s copy editor was on here. Passive-voice problems don’t get much more gruesome than this.
coke pen 2I smell a cover-up. The society ladies are obviously scoring dope from a connection in Harlem and selling it to other mucky-mucks. Their caste makes them virtually invulnerable: When the cops come sniffing around, they just have to make with the Margaret Dumont-style indignation and the investigation collapses.

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