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TENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CHARITIES AND CORRECTIONS,
Held at Louisville', Kentucky, Sept. 24.-30, z88j.
BUSINESS OF THE CONFERENCE.
BUSINESS-OF THE CONFERENCE,
WITH SECRETARIES' RECORD OF DISCUSSIONS, Etc.
Monday Evening, Sept. 24,1883. The Tenth Annual National Conference of Charities and Corrections met in the Polytechnic Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, Monday evening, September 24, 1883. The President of the Conference, Hon. F. H. Wines,, of Illinois, called the Conference to order, and asked the Rev. Dr. Perkins, of Louisville, Ky., to make the opening prayer (see page 3).
Addresses of welcome were made by the Mayor of Louisville (page 3), and by the Governor of Kentucky (page 4).
Responses were made on behalf of the Conference by Mr. F. B. Sanborn, of Massachusetts, a former President of the Conference (page 6), by Hon. Richard Vaux, of Philadelphia (page 7), by Mr. J. H. Mills, of North Carolina (page 8), by Judge Knapp, of Florida (page 10), and by Hon. John S. Williams, United States Senator from Kentucky (page 11).
The President of the Conference, Hon. F. H. Wines, of Illinois then delivered the Annual Address (page 11).
On motion of Gen. R. Brinkerhoff, of Ohio, the following Business Committee was appointed: Gen. R. Brinkerhoff, of Ohio. Mr. F. B. Sanborn, of Massachusetts. Hon. W. P. Letchwortb, of New York. Dr. Diller Luther, of Pennsylvania. *
Mr. J. H. Mills, of North Carolina.
Invitations were received to visit the Louisville House of Refuge,, the Lunatic Asylum afc Anchorage, the Masonic Widows' and Orphans' Home, the Kentucky Institution for the Education of the Blind, the City Hospital, the Polytechnic Institute, and the Industrial Exposition, then in progress.
Many citizens of Louisville were present, and music was furnished by a choir of boys from the Louisville House of Refuge.
The Conference then took a recess until morning.
Tuesday Morning, Sept. 25,1883.
The Conference met in the council chamber of the City Hall, and was opened with prayer by Bishop C. F. Robertson, of Missouri.
A letter was read from Hon. R. B. Hayes, ex-president of the United States, and recently elected President of the National Prison Association, expressing his sympathy with the objects of the Conference and his regrets at not being able to be present.
The Business Committee reported the following rules, which were adopted:
1. Reports from states sending delegates shall not exceed ten minutes, but this time may be divided among delegates as they may agree.
2. Speakers shall be limited to five minutes, and shall not speak twice upon the same subject until all others have had an opportunity to be heard.
3. Regular sessions of the Conference shall be held from 9 A. M., to 12 M.; from 2 P. M., to 5RM.; and from 7:30 P. M., to 9:30 P. M.
The Business Committee als© reported an order for the day's proceedings, which was adopted.