Edward A Welch

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Edward A Welch - HIGHWOOD HAS "DRY" SUNDAY. Saloea-Keeeer...
HIGHWOOD HAS "DRY" SUNDAY. Saloea-Keeeer Velaatariljr Cleao Their Flaee aad Towa I Quiet. Hlshwood crusaders did not have to visit the ssloons of the array post town yeter .ay and beg the proprietors to close their barrooms. For the first time in years there was a "dry" euncsv in ingnwooa. ine saloon keepers who were vttdted the preceding Sun- dav bv a trio of women reformers voiuctsrny locked their doors and shut out hundreds of thirsty soldiers from Fort Sheridan. The tip went erouna low art evening tnai entrance to seversi ot tne oirrooms c-0.11 a be gslned through rear doors, snd a consider- able quantity of intoxicants wss cold. The streets of Highwood, however, presented sn unusually quiet appearance during the day and the customary scenes ot brawling .b1 drunkenness at nigM were wntin. When asked the reason for the voluntary closing on the part of the saloon-koepers. E. A. Welch, a leasing proprietor, s.ii.i: "A.i 1 know is that 'Mike' Gibbs gave the hint and we all obeyed. No, we fcnve received no mora calls from the Highwood ladies. Gibbs is the major-faloon-keeper of I.Ti- wood, an I It Is supposed that he fr-ared rhe Intervention cf the Lake Co'in'r Citlf ni' lenrue. which has threatened to Inangur.tta campalsn against t&e saloons of tie town.

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 17 Nov 1902, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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  • Edward A Welch

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