Should the court decide adversely in the case, it will affect not only saloon-keepers, but wholesale and jobbing liquor merchants. Even messenger boys will not be able to buy liquor for patrons at any such business houses without subjecting the proprietors to liability to arrest. In fact, no minor, with or without an order, can procure liquor.
On the other hand, were Judge Carey to decide that an order from a parent releases a saloon from any responsibility in selling liquor to a minor, it would be taken advantage of. There are men who would improve the opportunity by encouraging boys to visit their places, each provided with an order, purporting to come from parents or guardians, authorizing the sale to them of liquor.
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