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One who owns or operates a drinking saloon.
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The saloonkeeper stood in with all the big politics men in the district; and when you had once found out what it meant to get into trouble with such people, you would know enough to pay what you were told to pay and shut up.
But tough-guy Broadway saloonkeeper Toots Shor got everybody laughing when he sup ported the government, saying, "Any crumbum what can't get plastered by midnight just ain't tryin'.
In 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the White House as the Progressive ("Bull Moose") candidate, went ahead with a speech in Milwaukee after being shot in the chest by New York saloonkeeper John Schrank, declaring, ''It takes more than one bullet to kill a bull moose.
He didn't want to be like his saloonkeeper father; Jim had a passion for words and colors that darted and dipped about the page or canvas.
The New York City saloonkeeper later revealed that he had shot Roosevelt because he dreamed he was writing a poem when he felt a tap on his shoulder and heard a voice say, "Let not a murderer take the presidential chair, avenge my death.
More than a century ago the legendary Chicago saloonkeeper, Mr.
My father was a saloonkeeper and kept a little cigar box in an out-of-the-way place.
And the last thing a saloonkeeper wants is a shoot--out.
97) At a meeting of a pro-Sunday closing group known as the Home Protection Society, a speaker urged support for the law because the state needed to restrict the dangerous greed of the saloonkeeper who claimed the right "to open the gilded gates of hell even on a Sunday.
Among the people who crossed Maynard's path were David Rudebaugh, a future member of Billy the Kid's gang, and future US Marshal and columnist Bat Masterson, who the author knew as a saloonkeeper, newspaper editor, and sheriff.
The following case illustrates the method employed: A Pole was arrested for forgery, was supplied by a saloonkeeper with an attorney.