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The Daily Dispatch: July 1, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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arged with keeping house of ill repute, where all sorts of lewd practices are indulged in. The accused are occupants of the upper part of a house on Wall street, between Main and Franklin, Over Russell's stables, and were represented by the witnesses as women of the most abandoned character, "continually cursing and swearing, and exhibiting themselves in a state of nudity to persons living in the neighborhood." In the same house, in company with these women, were found the following men. Lorenzo Owens, Dennis Brophy, and Chas Howard. Brophy proved that he was an honest, peaceable shoemaker, and only rented a room in the building for the purpose of relucting has business. He stated that he had enough to do to attend to his own affairs without bothering himself with the difficulties of other people; had never been annoyed by the women at the bar. The Mayor gave notice that he should reform the character of this house by driving the present occupants out and putting decent people in it