The Vice Bondage of a Great City or the Wickedest City in the World
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The Vice Bondage of a Great City or the Wickedest City in the World

By Robert O. Harland
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Table of Contents
  • THE VICE BONDAGE OF A GREAT CITY
  • CONTENTS.
  • Preface.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • CHICAGO—THE LIVING, BREATHING HELL.
    • THE SYSTEM AND ITS CAUSES.
    • THE COMPACT WRITTEN IN FLESH AND BLOOD.
    • THE DIRECTORATE OF GRAFT, CRIME AND CORRUPTION.
    • POLITICS, POLICE AND VICE.
    • FOR EACH CRIME A PRICE!
    • THE ATTACK UPON THE TRUST.
    • THE VICE-GRAFT CIRCLE:—WITHOUT BEGINNING, WITHOUT END.
    • THE BALLOT:—THE SECRET OF VICE POWER.
    • THE BALLOT-CONTROL OF VICE.
    • THE POLICE COLLECTORS.
    • THE PRICE OF CRIME:—$15,000,000 A YEAR!
    • A VICE CAPITAL OF FLESH AND BLOOD.
    • THE EVILS OF A WORLD IN A MELTING POT.
    • THE UNDERWORLD CONTRIBUTORS.
    • THE WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC ANDS ITS LIFE-PRICE.
    • PROTECTION PRICES OF ALL VICES.
    • SIDE ISSUES IN THE VICE GRAFT.
    • THE QUACK DOCTORS OF CHICAGO.
    • THE KIMONA TRUST AND THE VAMPIRE TRUST.
    • WHEN AND WHERE WILL IT END?
    • THE MEAGER PURCHASE-PRICE OF POLICEMEN’S SOULS.
    • THE BATTLE OF GOODNESS WITH THE POWERS OF HELL.
    • CHICAGO!—TAKE WARNING, YOU WHO ENTER!
    • WHY THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • 40,000 ILLEGAL BALLOTS IN ONE YEAR.
    • CHARACTER OF THE VICE CORPS; ITS WORK.
    • PADDED ELECTION REGISTERS.
    • THE PROSTITUTE: A MASK FOR THE “FLOATER.”
    • THE LODGING HOUSE PERIL.
    • ILLEGAL VOTING COSTS MAYORALTY.
    • MR. FARWELL ON THE BALLOT CRIME.
    • THE LAW ABETS EVIL.
    • IN CONCLUSION.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • THE FIRST STEP.
    • STATE STREET AND ITS PITFALLS.
    • THE STAGES OF SIN.
    • THE RICH MAN’S GIRL TRAP.
    • THE BORDERLAND OF HELL.
    • ANTE ROOMS OF HELL.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • THE QUESTIONS UNANSWERED.
    • THE FEEDERS OF THE “REDLIGHT” DISTRICTS.
    • THE DAILY LIFE OF A PROSTITUTE.
    • THE SLAVES OF THE “CADETS.”
    • BIG PALACES OF VICE.
    • THE HIDDEN TRAGEDIES.
    • WHAT BECOMES OF THEM?
  • CHAPTER V.
    • THE TRAPPING OF THE PREY.
    • PRICE OF ONE BODY, ONE HEART, ONE SOUL.
    • THE TRAFFIC OF WHITE SLAVERY!
    • $200,000 ANNUAL WHITE SLAVE PRICE.
    • THE SHACKLES OF THE WHITE SLAVE.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • THE TRIUMVIRATE.
    • PRICE OF PROTECTING VICE.
    • FIGURES THAT FREEZE THE BLOOD.
    • POLICE PRICE FOR THE SCARLET WOMAN.
    • GRAFTS THAT FEED ON FLESH AND BLOOD.
    • THE KIMONA TRUST.
    • THE LAUNDRY TRUST.
    • THE CRIMINAL DOCTOR.
    • THE PROSTITUTE AND THE BEER GRAFT.
    • “SELL DRINKS OR STARVE.”
    • BEER GRAFT—$2,915,760.
    • THE INVESTED VICE CAPITAL.
    • THE PROSTITUTE AND THE “CADET.”
    • BRUTALITY OF THE “CADETS.”
    • “CADETS” AND POLICE GRAFT.
    • AND TO THE WOMAN?—DEATH!
    • “LEAVE ALL HOPE BEHIND.”
    • THE LURE OF THE “LIFE.”
    • THE PACE THAT KILLS.
    • “TOO LATE TO TURN BACK”—CRIES WOMAN.
    • THOUSANDS ENTER THE “LIFE” YEARLY.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • THE RENT GRAFT.
    • THE DISORDERLY SALOON AND ITS GRAFT.
    • DANCE HALLS AND THE IMMORAL THEATERS AND THEIR GRAFT.
    • VICE PALACES AND THEIR GRAFT.
    • MANICURE AND MASSAGE PARLORS AND THEIR GRAFT.
    • DRUG SELLING AND ITS GRAFT.
    • THE VAMPIRE TRUST AND ITS GRAFT.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • RUIN, PRISON OR DEATH, THE GAMBLER’S END.
    • A GAMBLER’S END.
    • A POWER SUPREME.
    • CHICAGO’S BOMB WAR.
    • MEMBERSHIP OF THE GAMBLING COMBINE.
    • THE HANDBOOK EVIL AND ITS GRAFT.
    • THE WOMAN GAMBLER.
    • THE GAMBLING VEINS OF THE COUNTRY.
    • THE HANDBOOK PROFIT AND GRAFT.
    • THE POLICE PROFIT.
    • OTHER FORMS OF GAMBLING AND GRAFT.
    • GAMBLING IN CONCLUSION—ITS CROOKED CHARACTER.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • THE FATE OF ONE POLICE OFFICIAL.
    • THE LOST CHILD THAT IS NEVER FOUND.
    • THE EXPOSURE OF BIG CRIMES.
    • THE POLICE AND PETTY LOCAL GRAFT.
    • “TIPPED OFF” RAIDS.
    • STRANGE IGNORANCE OF POLICE.
    • POLICE, BURGLARS AND PICKPOCKETS.
    • THE FATE OF THE HONEST POLICEMAN.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • CHICAGO—WICKEDEST CITY IN THE WORLD.
    • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
    • FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED.
    • A PICTURE OF CHICAGO.
    • THE STORY IS CONCLUDED.
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