Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
"CANT CL&SE THE SALOONS UNTIL WE FIND
SUBSTITUTE WHERE MEN MAY GATHER!"
says the Rev. Saunders. "We will
vote them out before 1927.
tWe can't close the saloon until
we find a substitute for It. The no$
mal man is a social man. Civic,
church or social organizations must
provide places where men may meet
JhBbv&i i 1BHsBBf 'f r VH
The Rev. Wm. McClellan Saunders, Former Barkeep, Now Minister.
"Big Bill" Saunders, former bar
keep at a hotel in Smithtdh, Pa., Is
today Rev. William McClellan Saunt
ers, an ordained minister, preaching
temperance at the Avondale Presby
"I'll give the saloon ten years,"
"Worry, loneliness, over-work or.
no work and sometimes pure devil
ment are some reasons men go to.
saloons. "Let us givethe decent fel
lows better working conditions and
starve out tlie sajoon."
Here is the ste-iy of how the 1-