Some one said recently in defense of the business: "The saloon keeper deserves more consideration."
And yet there was something to be said for the saloon keeper.
The men were too poor to gamble with any zest, and the whiskey of the saloon keeper was bad and dear.
The fellow's rattlesnakes had been killed by the saloon keeper.
When a church revival picks up a few drunkards the saloon keeper will say: "Here's a dollar to help in your meeting."
"I'll never do it again, young fellow," said the saloon keeper.
There was "nothing against" this gang except a probable row with the saloon keeper, since it applied elsewhere for house room.
If one should be rewarded on the basis of service, the saloon keeper has no claim for even tolerance, much less reward.
Did you hear a saloon keeper say: "That's my creation; I put up that job and I'm proud of my work."
The saloon keeper of one of the hotels, and the foreman of the fire engine Lake Erie, also heard and saw the fall.