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"Whereas, He desires to make the construction, organization, and management of hospitals for the insane a special study while abroad; therefore
"Resolved, That the Conference of Charities of the United States cordially recommend Mr. Wines to the favorable consideration of superintendents of hospitals in Europe (and others interested), and respectfully ask that every facility be afforded him for a thorough examination and inspection of the European hospitals, and of their organization and management."
After the withdrawal of Gov. BISHOP on the first day of the Conference, Hon. MOSES KIMBALL of the Massachusetts Board of Charities was called to the chair, and presided during the afternoon of Tuesday, May 21. Dr. HOYT of the New York Board presided on Tuesday evening, and Dr. KENYON of Rhode Island on Wednesday, until Mr. G. S. ROBINSON of the Illinois Board was made permanent chairman.
The papers and reports prepared for the Cincinnati Conference, are here printed in full, with the exception of Mr. Lord's report already mentioned. The order of printing is not the same as that of reading, in all cases, and of the discussion on some subjects, only abstracts could be given. The reports and debates on "Tramp Legislation," and on "Co-operation between Public and Private Charity," having taken place after the adjournment of the Conference, are not here reported.
Copies of these Conference Proceedings may be ordered of any member of the Publication Committee, and particularly of F. B. Sanborn, at the office of the American Social Science Association, No. 5 Pemberton Square, Boston. A copy will be sent to each member of that Association, and will take the place of a number of the "Journal of Social Science,” the publication of which is unavoidably delayed. No copies remain of the Proceedings of the Conference of 1876 or 1877. The price of the Proceedings of the Conference of 1878 is, for single copies, $1; ten copies, $7.50; 25 copies, $12; 50 copies, $20; and any greater number at that
Business of the Conference.
2. Prison Discipline in General, by Z. R. Brockway
3. The Prevention of Crime and Pauperism, by Dr. Allen
Remarks by Mr. Robinson
DEBATE ON MR. LORD'S REPORT
Mrs. Wardner on Reform Schools for Girls
FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF CHARITIES,
HELD AT CINCINNATI, MAY 21-23, 1878.
THE new and spacious Music Hall of Cincinnati was placed at the disposal of the American Social Science Association, and the sessions of the Conference opened there. The first session began at ten A.M., on the 21st of May.
The Conference was called to order by one of the Secretaries, Mr. H. W. Lord, of Michigan, who announced that Gov. Bishop of Ohio was present, and would preside. Hon. R. M. BISHOP then took the chair, and spoke as follows: :
OPENING ADDRESS OF GOV. BISHOP.
As chief magistrate of the State of Ohio, it affords me great pleasure, gentlemen, to welcome you to our chief city, a city noted for the hospitality of its citizens, for the enterprise of its business men, and for the broad and generous culture which makes its intellectual, social, and religious progress. I bid you doubly welcome to this city, because you will find here a warm and hearty sympathy with the purposes of your Conference, and also a liberal understanding of the subjects which will come before your body for discussion; and this fact, I trust, will contribute something towards making your meeting here a pleasure to you, as well as profitable to the people whose honored guests you are.
And what I have said of Cincinnati, I can, I think, with equal propriety, say of the whole Commonwealth which I have the honor to represent. I am proud to know that Ohio is justly distinguished for her public charities and for her earnest efforts to deal wisely