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NEW YORK STATE CONFERENCE OF CHARITIES AND
The Second New York State Conference of Charities and Correction was held in New York city November 19–22, 1901. The constitution adopted by the Conference at its inception in 1900, thus states the purposes of the organization:
"The objects of the New York State Conference of Charities and Correction are to afford an opportunity for those engaged in charitable and reform work to confer respecting their methods, principles of administration, and results accomplished; to diffuse reliable information respecting charitable and correctional work, and encourage coöperation in humanitarian efforts, with the aim of further improving the system of charity and correction in the State of New York. With this end in view, the Conference will hold an annual meeting in the State of New York, at a time and place to be agreed upon at the preceding annual session, at which addresses shall be made, papers read, discussions car ried on, and general business transacted in accordance with the by-laws of the Conference.
“ The Conference shall not, however, formulate any platform nor adopt resolutions or memorials having a like effect.”
The second annual session of the Conference served to furnish ample proof that there is in this State need of just such a gathering as that provided for by the constitution of the Conference. There were in attendance upon the sessions of the Conference 539 delegates representing the departments of charities and correction of various counties and cities of the State, State institutions for the insane, feeble-minded and epileptics, State reformatories for women and children, private charities such as hospitals, dispensaries, homes for children, charity organization and kindred societies, social settlements and the like. The attendance upon the sessions taxed the capacity of Assembly Hall in the Unite
Charities Building, New York City. Not the least valuable feature of the Conference was the opportunity afforded for social interchange of views upon the papers and discussions of the
At the opening session of the Conference, Governor Odell extended a welcome to the delegates and invited guests on behalf of the State of New York, and in the course of his remarks urged the mutual coöperation of public and private agencies in advancing the charitable and correctional interests of the State.
The following is the list of the officers and committees chosen to organize the Conference of 1902, which it is proposed shall be held in Albany, in the month of November, unless other arrange ments are made by the Executive Committee:
GEORGE B. ROBINSON, New York.
Mrs. JAMES M. BELDEN, Syracuse.
ex-President of the Conference, Portage. Thomas M. Mulry, New York. Robert W. de Forest. ex-President of the Robert W. Hebberd. Albany. Conference, New York.
Col. William G. Rice, Albany.
COMMITTEE ON CARE AND RELIEF OT NEEDY FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES.
Chairman, Thos. W. Hynes, Brooklyn. Rabbi Israel Aaron, Buffalo.
Rev. Wm. R. Huntington, D.D., New York. R. C. Baker, Buffalo.
James F. Jackson, New York. Nathan Bijur, New York.
Charles D. Kellogg, New York. Rev. Samuel Bishop, Brooklyn.
Miss Maria M. Love, Buffalo. Mrs. Herbert P. Bissell, Buffalo.
Dennis McCarthy, Syracuse. John J. Fitzgerald, New York.
Charles Stern, Rochester.
Frank Travis, Oyster Bay.
COMMITTEE ON DEPENDENT, NEGLECTED, DELINQUENT AND DEFECTIVE CHILDREN.
Chairman, Prof. F. H. Briggs, Rochester.
Rev. Thos. L. Kinkead, Peekskill.
Rev. Dr. Max Landsberg. Rochester.
Edgar J. Levey, New York.
Mrs. C. B. McGinnis, New York.
Charles F. McKenna, New York.
John E. Pound. Lockport.
Walter S. Ufford, Albany.
COMMITTEE ON RELIEF OF THE SICK POOR.
Chairman, Dr. S. A. Knopf, New York.
Dr. Waiter James, New York,
Dr. Alfred Meyer, New York.
Mrs. James E. Newcomb, New York.
Dr. John H. Pryor, Buffalo.
Dr. Francis J. Quinlan, New York.
Dr. M. A. Veeder, Lyons..
COMMITTEE ON INSTITUTIONAL CARE OF DESTITUTE ADULTS.
Chairman, Mr. Lafayette L. Long, Buffalo.
Cyrus C. Lathrop, Albany.
Benton J. McConnell. Hornellsville.
B. B. McDowell, Van Etten.
Rev. Dennis J. McMahon. D.D., New York
Levi A. Page, Seneca Castle.
Mrs. Ellen M. Putnam, Oxford.
Chairman, Dr. John F. Fitzgerald, Rome.
Timothy E. McGarr, Albany,
Daniel B. Murphy, Rochester.
Dr. Frederick Peterson, New York.
Miss Florence M. Rhett, Rochester.
Miss Jane Rochester, Rochester.
Mrs. Leslie W. Russell, Canton.
Michael J. Scanlan. New York,
Chairman, Prof. Herbert E. Mills, Poughkeepsie.
George A. Lewis, Buffalo. Cornelius V. Collins. Troy.
Luke J. Lindon, Mt. Vernon. Miss Alice E. Curtin, Albion.
Dr. Frank W. Robertson, Elmira. Neuville 0. Fanning, New York.
Eugene Smith, New York. William H. Gratwick, Buffalo.
Lispenard Stewart, New York. Patrick Hayes, Brooklyn.
Thomas Sturgis, New York. Henry R. Hoyt, New York.
Mrs. Annie M. Welsh, Auburn.
James Wood, Mt. Kisco.
Chairman, Eugene A. Philbin, New York.
Mrs. Chas. R. Lowell, New York. Edward B. Amend, New York.
George McAneny, New York. Michael E. Bannon, Brooklyn.
William Church Osborn, New York. Edmond J. Butler, New York.
Herbert Parsons, New York. Bird S. Coler, Brooklyn.
Thomas Raines, Rochester. John W. Keller, New York.
Howard Townsend, New York.
Horace White, New York.
ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS
OF THE POOR.
The thirty-first annual convention of the County Superintendents of the Poor of the State of New York was held in the city of Buffalo on the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st days of June, 1901, Superintendent Daniel C. Grunder, of Allegany county, presiding during the convention. This important association is the oldest conference of the kind in this country, and its beneficial influence on the administration of public charity is plainly discernible to those who have taken note of the annual gatherings.
The principal papers read during the sessions were: “Practical Charity,” by George Blair, Superintendent of Outdoor Poor, New York city; “ Classification of Inmates in Almshouses and Other Public Institutions,” by Robert W. Hill, Inspector of Almshouses of the State Board of Charities, Albany; "Prevention in Small Communities," by Miss Marion I. Moore, Buffalo; “ The Breaking Up of the Families of the Poor; Its Humanity, and Its Influence as a Whole on the Question of Pauperism, and the Duty of Officials in Such Cases," by William P. Constable, Commissioner of Charities, Yonkers; “Why Should Superintendents of the Poor Keep a Complete System of Records," by L. L. Long, Superintendent of the Poor, Erie county; “ Dependency and Crime,” by G. L. Mosher, Superintendent of the Poor, Cattaraugus county; “ Concerning the Causes of Pauperism and Social Delinquency,” by Dr. William 0. Stillman, Albany, President of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society.
Beside these papers, addresses to the convention were made by Mr. Charles F. McKenna, of New York city, on “The Catholic Home Bureau-Its History and Work;" by Rev. E. Trott, of the Children's Aid Society of New York, on the “ Work of the Children's Aid Society;" and by Superintendent W. W. Mayo, of the Berkshire Industrial Farm, Canaan Four Corners, on the “Care and Treatment of Wayward Boys." Dr. J. H. Pryor, of Buffalo, discussed the alarming increase of tuberculosis, and was fol. lowed by Senator Henry W. Hill in the advocacy of sanatoria. “The Work of the George Junior Republic” was presented by Mr. William R. George, its founder.
The papers were followed by interesting discussions, and the convention was greatly enjoyed by all in attendance.
The officers for the year 1902 are:
COMMITTEE ON TOPICS. H, C. Taylor.....
.Chautauqua County. Levi A. Page...
....Ontario County. Mrs. G. L. Mosher...
.Cattaraugus County. E. B. Kear...
Westchester County. Mrs. Robt. McPherson.
Steuben County. The next convention will be held in Yonkers, in June, 1902, the time to be determined by the officers of the convention.