before a magistrate on a charge of selling whisky without a permit.
“ You are fined ten dollars,” said the judge.
“ Ten dollars!”
sneered the Jew. “I pay him-shell agen.”
Next time the offender was fined twenty dollars. “ Twenty dollars!”
he snapt; “pay him, and shell agen.”
Brought up a third time and fined a hundred dollars, he looked blank and beaten.
“Eh! A hundred dollars? A hundred!
Den I schtop.”
But magistrates are lenient-perhaps too lenient with offenders.
By the Adair Law
any barkeeper in Ohio
who supplies a man with drink is answerable for that man's misdeeds;. answerable whether he supplies the whole or only part of what his customer may have drunk.
Thus a man may come into a bar and drink a cocktail.
He may go to a second house and have a mint-julep.
Later on, he may take an eye-opener, and after that a whisky-smash.
By this time he may be tipsy, quarrelsome and disorderly, and the landlords who have each supplied him with six-penny worth of liquor, are each and all responsible for his misdeeds.
Such a law needs to be wisely read and cautiously applied.
The crusaders and crusaderesses say it is not applied at all.