Saved From Beating By His Bartender

Flynn protested and the jagged one smashed him on the jaw and kept on hammering him until his bartender interfered…

Camden Post-Telegram – August 27, 1908

Saloonkeeper William Flynn, of 245 Chestnut street, was standing in front of his establishment last night talking to his mother’s first cousin whom he hadn’t seen for years, when along staggered a man with a jag on and falling against his relative keeled her over on the sidewalk. Flynn protested and the jagged one smashed him on the jaw and kept on hammering him until his bartender Harry Halsey interfered and handed the pugnacious drunk over to Policeman Joseph Palese.

The assailant of Flynn said he was a Finn named Aleck Norman and his finish in Police Court to-day was being held in $300 bail by Recorder Stackhouse to answer a charge of assault and battery.


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