violation mulct law

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CHARGES VIOLATION INFORMATION FILED AGAINST EIGHT 4,/vLOON KEEPERS. CLAIMS DEFIANCE OF MULCT LAW and E. Hawk, Through His Attorneys, Raney Simmons, of Fairfield, "Files Information Against. Men on Charge of Violating Injunction. Information was filed late yesterday afternoon x in the district court against eight Ottumwa saloon keepers charging them with violating an injunction injunction issued against them in January to restrain them from selling or keeping for sale intoxicating liquors violation of the mulct law. The Information Information was filed by C. E- Hawk, throng his attorneys, Raney Simmons of Fairfield. This morning notices notices were served on the eight men Deputy Sheriff J. D. Stephens notifying notifying them to appear to answer to charge Tuesday, July 21. The saloon saloon keepers against whom information information was filed are J. B. Meecham, Beatty, John Lunkley, Michael Brennan, Brennan, Joe Erbacher, John Hahn, Johnson and W. B. Murray. The Cases in January 1902. Injunctions were issued against the eight firms to the Wapello county trct court in January of last year Judge M. A. Roberts. The plaintiff in cases against Meecham and Beatty Cbas. Kirkland, John S. Wolf plaintiff in the cases against John Lunkley, Michael Brennan and Joe bacher and Martin Hardsoog appearec against John, Hahn. W. B. Murray Carr Johnson. Raney Simmons Fairfleld firm of attorneys conduct the case for the plaintiffs in the cases when Judge Roberts issued the injunctions and these men will also fight the case for the informant in these cases, C. B. Hawk. Openly Defied the Law. Those who were in a position tc know expected that proceedings would brought against the Ottumwa sa loonkeepers for violating the injunc tions brought against them.For month has been generally known that of the saloons have been keeping after 10 o'clock, the hour set forth the mulct law for closing while on Sunday many of the saloons openly the law by having rear doors open completion year. the mak- Some of the saloons defied the law kept,day and night forces at work penj^S drinks to the thirsty. , On July 4. ·' But it was on July 4, that many the saloon keepers committed the glaring imprudence. The city was crowded and several of the saloonkeepers saloonkeepers kept the front doors open paid no attention whatever to the law. The most prudent of the proprietors proprietors closed their doors oft that day fearing the consequences if just such action as has been taken against should" result and their wisdom is apparent when it is seen that they not been called to face the court. Close .Early Since Fourth. Shortly after the Fourth the saloon men seemingly awoke to a realization of te,results which might follow theif actions on the nation's holiday and soon a change was seen. It is not known who gave the orders early last week the doors of the saloons were closed promptly at 10 half Q . c i ock and thers was "nothing doing' j iay. Last Sunday two of the p Tim Mack and Chas. Altheir next len, failed to close their rear doors and Monday morning they paid fines of $26 in police court. The early Sunday closing orders evidently came i h owe ver, and the eight men direction. be compelled to appear in dis- rict court to answer to the charge

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  1. Ottumwa Daily Courier,
  2. 16 Jul 1903, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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