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The President of the Conference announced the Committee on Place of Next Meeting, as follows:
Alabama — Dr. Peter Bryce.
Arkansas — George E. Dodge.
Colorado — Mrs. J. S. Sperry.
Connecticut — Rev. C. H. Bond.
District of Columbia — Mrs. Sara A. Spencer.
Florida—Judge J. G. Knapp.
Georgia — Dr. T. O. Powell.
Illinois — Dr. J. C. Corbus (Chairman of the com mittee).
Indiana — John H. Holliday.
Iowa — Mrs. B. J. Hall.
Kansas — Miss Jennie Campbell.
Kentucky —T. C. Tucker.
Louisiana — Prof. Wm. Preston Johnson.
Maryland — Dr. John Morris.
Massachusetts — Dr. Chas. R. Putnam.
Michigan — Levi L. Barbour.
Minnesota—Judge A. H. Young.
Mississippi — Dr. T. J. Mitchell.
Missouri—Judge J. W. Henry.
Nebraska — Prof. J. A. Gillespie.
New Hampshire — J. C. Ray.
New York —Dr. C. S. Hoyt.
North Carolina — Hon. J. C. Scarborough.
Pennsylvania — Philip C. Garrett.
Rhode Island — Stephen R. Weeden.
South Carolina— Capt. N. F. Walker.
Tennessee — Hon. C. R. McCree.
Vermont — W. G. Fairbank.
Virginia — Rev. R. W. Credlin.
Wisconsin — Mrs. E. B. Fairbanks.
The Businesss Committee then reported an order of proceedings for Wednesday, which was adopted.
The Conference then took a recess till the next morning.
Wednesday Morning, September 26,1883.
The Conference was opened with prayer.
The report from the state of Iowa was made by Jennie McCowan, M. D., a state delegate (p. 151).
The report from the state of Oregon, by Rev. Dr. G. H. Atkinson, in his absence, was presented by the President of the Conference.
The report from the state of Tennessee was presented by Rev. J. W. Bachman, a state delegate (page 158), and discussed by Kev. H. H. Hart, Secretary of the Minnesota State Board of Corrections and Charities,, and by Judge J. C. Ferris, of Tennessee.
The state of North Carolina reported through Hon. J. C. Scarborough, State Superintendent <of Public Instruction (page 160).
This was discussed briefly by Bishop C. F. Robertson, of Missouri (page 162), by the President of the Conference (page 162), by Dr. C. S. Hoyt, Secretary of the New York State Board of Charities (page 162), and by Prof. A. O. Wright, Secretary of the Wisconsin State Board of Charities and Reform (page 162).
The Standing Committee on Crimes and Penalties then reported through its Chairman, Mr. Z. R. Brockway, Superintendent of the Reformatory Prison at Elmira, N". T. (page 163).
A paper was then presented by Judge A. H. Young, of Minnesota, on Reformation in Penal Treatment (page 177).
A paper was then presented by Miss E. A. Hall, Superintendent of the Michigan State Industrial School for Girls, on the Reformation of Criminal Girls (page 188).
The papers were then discussed by Capt. W. D. Patterson, Superintendent of the Cleveland House of Correction (page 199), by Hon. Eichard Vaux, President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Penitentiary (page 202), and by Mrs. S. A. Spencer, of the District of Columbia. The Conference then took a recess till afternoon.
Wednesday Afternoon, September 26,1883.
The report from the State of New Jersey was presented by the chair without reading, in the absence of the delegation from that State (page 205).
Mrs. J. K. Barney, of Rhode Island, presented the work of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union in relation to Jails and Police Stations (page 210).
A paper by Miss E. M. Moshier, M. D., late Superintendent of the Women's Reformatory Prison at Sherburne, Massachusetts, was read in her absence by Mr. F. B. Sanborn, Inspector of Charities in Massachusetts (page 211).
A paper was presented by Gen. R/Brinkerhofx*, of the Ohio State Board of Charities on the Post Penitentiary Treatment of Criminals (page 216), accompanied by a letter from Tv B. LI. Baker, Esq., of Gloucestershire, England (page 229).
A paper was then presented by Hon. J. W. H cnr Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri, on Aid to Discharged Prisoners (page 230).
These papers were then discussed by Rev. Dr. J. G. Wilson, of Missouri (page 238); by Ex-Go v. L. P. Blackburn, of Kentucky (page 238); by Gen. Thomas T. Taylor, chief of police, of Louisville (page 242); by Bishop G. D. Gillespie, chairman of the Michigan State Board of Corrections and Charities (page 242); by Dr. John Morris, of the Maryland Prisoners' Aid Society (page 243); by Dr. Charles Cadwalader, of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons (page 244); by Mrs. M. E. Cobb, Superintendent of the Wisconsin Industrial School for Girls (page 244), and by Mrs. J. L. Beveridge, President of the Illinois Industrial School for Girls (page 248).
On motion of Hon. M. D. Follet, of Ohio, a committee of five were constituted to consider the advisability of memorializing congress to send delegates to the International Prison Congress, to meet at Rome in October, 1884, and also to consider the advisability of recommending the appointment of delegates by stated
The president appointed as such committee:
Hon. M. D. Follet, of Ohio.
The conference then took a recess till evening.
• SEVENTH SESSION.
Wednesday Evening, September 26,1883.
Dr. H. Z. Gill, Physician of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary, read a paper on the State Prisons of the United States (page 249).
Mr. George W. Cable, of Louisiana, read a paper on the Convict Lease System in the Southern States (page 265).
These papers were then discussed by the President of the Conference (page 301), by Rev. Dr. J. G. Wilson of Missouri, by Gov. Charles Ailderson of Kentucky (page 301), by Dr. J. W. Walk of Pennsylvania (page 304), by Dr. H. Z. Gill, of Illinois (page 304), by Rev. A. G. Byers, of Ohio, Secretary of the State Board of Charities (page 305), by Mr. E. C. Carriacan, of Massachusetts (page 305), by Mr. F. B. [Sanborn, of Massachusetts, Inspector of Charities, and by Mr. Z. R. Brockway, of New York.
The Committee on Place of the next meeting reported recommending Washington. The consideration of this report was deferred until the next day.
The Business Committee reported an order of business for Thursday, which was adopted.
Thursday Morning, September 27,1883.
The Conference was opened with prayer by Rev. 0. C. McCulloch, of Indiana.
The State of Minnesota reported through Rev. H. H. Hart, Secretary of the State Board of Corrections and Charities (page 308), to which Hon. D. W. Ingersoll added a brief statement, respecting the State Reform School.
A letter was presented from Mr. E. R. Highton, of California, which was referred to the Publication Committee (page 313).
A letter was presented from Mr. Ira. H. Sturgeon, of Missouri, which was referred to the Publication Committee (page 314).
A letter was received from Mr. Eugene Smith, Secretary of the Prison Association of New York, which was referred to the Publication Committee (page 316).
The State of Nebraska then Reported through Dr. H* P. Matthewson, Superintendent of the State Hospital for the Insane, and a state delegate (page 317)..