Moral and Immoral Chicago

Monday, September 25, 1871

Author, reformer, and spiritualist Addie Ballou lectures on “Moral Chicago” in Farwell Hall.  She does not draw nearly as well as did Horace Greeley the week before.  Ms. Ballou contends that Chicago’s moral growth is keeping pace with its demographic expansion, as indicated by the number of churches and similar agencies of good and in spite of the fact that there are by her count some 1,800 saloons in the city.  She will speak the next evening on “Immoral Chicago.”