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Ed Welch - HIGH PRAY III HIS Visit Drinking PI ices - and...
HIGH PRAY III HIS Visit Drinking PI ices - and Hake Threats of Violence. . PLEAD FOR CLOSING Urge Bartender-Mayor to Enforce the Sunday- Laws. Proprietor of Vaay flares sheets. l'a Bottle Oat of Heaela of Crs- -aad era' We peas. 'Armed with a hammer and stout embrellas, three Hlghwood apostles ef Carrie Natloa de scended upoa the saloons of the north shore Tillage Sunday alrht, and conducted a strea- uous campaign against the lienor evil. For three hours two of the reformers, cheered ea by hundreds ot spectators, marched from one toarroom to another aad held a prayer meeting tn each plaee. The third acted aloes and threatened Tlolenee. Their intention xt leavtag behind them a path strewn with wrecked saloon furniture aad barrels of spilled liquors was only prevented by the precsutlons- of the saloonkeepers, who were forewarned of the comlag ot their destructive visiters. - As It was force was resorted to at one ealooa to bar the entrance of two of the reformers who threatened to destroy property. Each . saloon they visited wss crowded, lsnrelv with soldiers.' as they have been nightly, ao the residents of the vllUg-e assert. ever slace the canteen at the fort was abolished. Cp to that time there were few drunken soldiers seen la the village. The women who took part la the crusade were Mrs. A. W. Steenson and Mrs. J. B. I verso n of High wood and a third woman who Is supposed to live la Highland Park. Mrs. Steenson and Mrs. Iverson are sisters. Both are widows, the former keeping- a general store la Highwood and the latter being a dressmaker. Et-ht Salooas Are VlaltesU There are fourteen saloons la Highwood more - tkaa double the total of remaining business buildings aad the Highwood worn-ra visited eight of them. While the streets were unusually crowded with loafers and the customary nightly scenes of debauchery and license were on. the three undismayed reformers set out to close every saloon la the town. ..- With their umbrellas tightly grasped la their hands. Mrs. Steenson and Mrs. Iverson unceremoniously walked Into Garrltys saloon at S o'clock. The barrcom was filled with a score of soldiers from Fort Sheridan. -We appeal te you. for the sake of the young mea of Highwood and the soldier boys ef Fort Sheridan, and in the name ef public decency, to close your ealooa and obey the law." said Mrs. Steenson, addressing the bar tender. This appeal waa followed by a prayer by Mra. Iverson. and the both wosaea joiaed. la Biasing a hyasa. From Oarrlty'a the two went te Ed Welch's place, across the street. Here the barroom was also crowded. The same formula was repeated, after which Mrs. Steenson aad Mra.' Iverson. with renewed confidence, marched Into "Mike Glbbs place, a tew doors south of Welch's saloon, i Appeal to Sale ai-Kee per Mayor. "Mike Glbbs la the mayor of HUrhwood. and 'attained fame last spring by defeating, after, bitter elacUon Cxbt. JbU worst pa lltloal enemy. Dennis .Hogan, known as' the ctar of Highwood. and celebrattnc his victory by kissing an the women la the towa. Mrs: Steenson made a special appeal to Glbbs as mayor to see that the closing law was enforced. Ia succession the two reformers visited the saloons of "Tim" Moras. J. B. Murphy. W. J. Welch, and John Murray. At each place lha proprietors of the saloons 'had ' been warned ef the campaign, and had locked all the bottles aad glasses up la the tee boxes. Several hundred curious spectators had gathered la the wake ot the crusaders by thai time they reached Conrad's place, aad Proprietor Conrad objected te their enter-lag his barroom. Mrs. Steenson'and her eempauloa attempted to walk past the proprietor, who eteod la tho doorway, whea a oasea mea taside the ealooa gathered and barred the entrance. Mrs. Steensoa berated Conrad, bat left without Injuring- any prop- arty. - - This was the last saloon visited by the two Highwood women, but about 19 o'clock n a third woman, muffled la a cloak, appeared at Soottys saloon and flashed a hammer before the barkeeper. A half dozen mea prevented her from carrying out the threat to destroy property, and the left.' Mrs. Steensoa conferred with President Everett of the Lake County Cltlxens league yesterday la Highland Park, aad a mass meeting will probably be held soon la Highland Park or Lake Forest t provide tor aa active campaign against the Highwood saloons. . - . t

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 11 Nov 1902, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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