Can Philadelphia succeed where all others have failed? The reform administration under Mayor Blankenburg has decided that the best way to deal with the social evil is by segregation. Resort proprietors who have never come in contact with the police have been told they can continue their business if able to find houses on certain designated streets. Those who have been in the police courts were ordered to leave the city.
The restricted district will be inspected hourly by the police, to see that no liquor is sold and that no intoxicated men are allowed to visit the places. Wisdom is shown in making very strict the regulations concerning liquor, it being absolutely debarred from the houses, even for medicinal purposes. The resort proprietors have been warned that the first complaint against them would mean a prison sentence, at the expiration of which they would be deported.