How the gilded vice of the metropolis fishes for its victims in the public streets, and innocent confidence is trapped by the fine feathers which disguise foul birds.[more]
The police have recently turned their attention to the breaking up of the newest and most dangerous method of bagnio recruiting. It seems that it has been the practice of certain brothel keepers to send a couple of their star boarders to the railroad depots or ferries there to watch for and cast their wiles about fresh arrivals from the rural districts. A number of innocent country girls have thus been brought to shame and the infamous traffic will be broken up none too soon.
Reprinted from National Police Gazette, December 22, 1883.