Saturday, May 21, 2005

House of ill fame

The following is from The Ypsilanti Commercial of May 21, 1870.

Broken up

A house of Ill-fame in the 5th Ward was broken up by officers Tinney, Waugh, and Forbes, Wednesday night, armed with a warrant issued by Justice Warner. A couple of frail women were arrested and fined $20.00 each. There were five men (so called) young and old. They hung their heads for shame, as well they might. It is a shame that there is no city ordinance to punish the male bipeds, as well aas the poor victems of lust--the women.


At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hm. If there was no city ordinance, under what authority did the officers break in and arrest? --ypsidixit

At 7:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they broke in and broke up the house of ill fame, because such places were illege, but there was no ordinance under which they could arrest the men.


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