A Mrs. Shepherd of this city, representing the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, called and met the Presidency. She stated that the society she represents were about to undertake to reform the morals of this city, and especially what is known as Victoria Alley, where prostitutes carry on their nefarious traffic and seduce young boys. She said she had conferred with some persons in regard to the matter, and among them the Ministerial Association who stood ready to do what they could, and she now asked that President [Joseph F.] Smith appoint some one or two representing our Church to co-operate with her in this reform movement. After some conversation John E. Hansen of the [Deseret] News, and Brigham F. Grant were named as very agreeable to her, and these brethren were telephoned to in regard to the matter and expressed their willingness to co-operate with Mrs. Shepherd.
[Source: First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]