If there really was a lull in the flowing of the poppy juice, it did not occur until long after the hour set by law
From the Jan. 1, 1914, Duluth News Tribune
Revelers laugh at law calling for early close
In two hotels the price brings liquid refreshment after hours with no questions asked and no evidence of police as delirium marks new year.
“Five dollars for a table and a bottle of wine,” the going quotation at Holland – “It’s after hours; can’t be served,” greeted with wild laughter.