Mayor's Message: With Accompanying Documents to the Municipal Assembly of the City of St. Louis, ...

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Includes reports of the heads of the various municipal departments.
 

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Page 87 - I will recapitulate a few of the moral effects produced by the St. Louis social evil law in this city, which, in my opinion, far outweigh any moral objections which have been or can be alleged against it. 1. By this report it is shown conclusively that the number of public women have uniformly decreased each year. 2. That they are more decorous in their manner in public. 3. That the plying of their wicked trade upon the public streets has been almost entirely discontinued. 4. That a considerable...
Page 5 - ... by the statistics before given, is enough of itself to drive these people to degrading occupations and amusements. Such absence of mental culture must leave them, as the same statistics show them to be, the blind servants of the animal instincts; and these are both favorable conditions for crime. The effect of education is reformatory, for it tends to dissipate poverty by imparting intelligence sufficient to conduct ordinary affairs, and puts into the mind, necessarily, habits of punctuality,...
Page 20 - No bonds shall be issued of less denomination than one hundred dollars, and if issued for a greater amount, then for some multiple of that sum, and the rate of interest shall not exceed eight per cent per annum. The interest to be paid...
Page 88 - ... the class for the expense of hospital and sanitary care, and police protection to those complying with rules, and the establishment of a hospital and house of industry for the exclusive care, medical treatment and industrial employment of the class. For the support and maintenance of the institution, for the payment of its debts, the advancement of its interests and the humane and reformatory objects contemplated by its establishment, the money collected as hospital dues, payable to the medical...
Page 43 - To the Honorable Board of Police Commissioners: GENTLEMEN, — I have the honor to...
Page 21 - Act to enable the City of St. Louis to procure a supply of wholesome water, approved Mar.
Page 7 - Club, a corporation organized under the statutes relating to fraternal and benevolent organizations, and against the members of the board of police commissioners of the city of St. Louis, the chief of police, and one Gaffney, captain of police, commanding in the eighth police district of said city.
Page 2 - That section one of the above entitled act be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows, to wit: Section i.
Page 87 - ... has been brought to bear upon large numbers of women, a great portion of whom had been from infancy familiar only with scenes of debauchery and vice. B. Towns and camps have been cleared, or nearly so, of the miserable creatures who were formerly to be found in their streets and thoroughfares. C. A considerable number of abandoned women have been reclaimed and restored to respectable life, and in many instances married.
Page 90 - ... directly or indirectly, their own pockets or those of their relatives and retainers, it is to the honor of Massachusetts that her representatives in the Senate have not only " shaken their hands from the holding of bribes," but have so borne themselves that no shadow of suspicion has ever rested on them. In this connection it may be proper to state that, in the event of a change in the War Department, the claims of General Wilson, to whose services in the committee on military affairs the country...

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