The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy (New Series, No. 46, January 1907)

The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy (New Series, No. 46, January 1907)
Title: The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy (New Series, No. 46, January 1907)
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New SeriesNo. 46PUBLISHED ANNUALLY
BY THE
Pennsylvania Prison Society
Instituted May 8th, 1787.
THE JOURNAL
OF
PRISON DISCIPLINE
AND
PHILANTHROPY
JANUARY, 1907
OFFICE: STATE HOUSE ROW
S. W. Corner Fifth and Chestnut Streets
PHILADELPHIA, PA.

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CONSTITUTION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA PRISON SOCIETY.

When we consider that the obligations of benevolence, which arefounded on the precepts and example of the Author of Christianity, arenot canceled by the follies or crimes of our fellow-creatures, and whenwe reflect upon the miseries which penury, hunger, cold, unnecessaryseverity, unwholesome apartments, and guilt (the usual attendants ofprisons) involve with them, it becomes us to extend our compassions tothat part of mankind who are the subjects of those miseries. By the aidof humanity their undue and illegal sufferings may be prevented; the linkwhich should bind the whole family of mankind together under all circumstances,be preserved unbroken; and such degree and modes of punishmentmay be discovered and suggested as may, instead of continuinghabits of vice, become the means of restoring our fellow-creatures tovirtue and happiness. From a conviction of the truth and obligations ofthese principles, the subscribers have associated themselves under thetitle of “The Pennsylvania Prison Society.”

For effecting these purposes they have adopted the following Constitution:

ARTICLE I.

The officers of the Society shall consist of a President, two Vice-Presidents,two Secretaries, a Treasurer (who may be an undoubtedfirst-class Trust and Safe Deposit Company regularly chartered by theState or National Authorities), and two Counselors.

The Committee on Membership in the “Acting Committee” shallbe the nominating committee of the Society, whose duty it shall beafter careful consideration to nominate members of the Society mostsuitable in their judgment for the above named offices. The officersand the Acting Committee shall be chosen by ballot, at the AnnualMeeting of the Society, which shall be on the fourth Thursday in theFirst month (January) of each year and they shall continue in officeuntil their successors are elected. A majority of the whole number ofvotes cast shall be necessary to the choice of any nominee for office.

In case an election for any cause shall not be held at the time abovementioned, it shall be the duty of the President to call a Special Meetingof the Society, within thirty days for the purpose of holding such election,of which at least three days’ notice shall be given.

ARTICLE II.

The President shall preside in all meetings, and subscribe all publicacts of the Society. He may call special meetings whenever he maydeem it expedient, and shall do so when requested in writing by five members.In his absence one of the Vice-Presidents may act in his place.

ARTICLE III.

The Secretaries shall keep fair records of the proceedings of theSociety, and shall conduct its correspondence.

ARTICLE IV.

The Treasurer shall pay all orders of the Society or of the ActingCommittee, signed by the presiding officer and the Secretary, and shallpresent a statement of the receipts and expenditures at each stated meetingof the Society, and an annual report at the annual meeting in theFirst month (January).

All capital moneys, investments, securities and property belonging tothe Society may be placed in the care and custody of such trust companyas the Society may by resolution direct, for safe keeping and for the collectionof the income and principal thereof.

All investments and re-investments of capital money shall be madeby direction of at least three members of the Finance Committee of theSociety.

All bequests and life subscriptions which may be received shall besafely invested, the income only thereupon to be applied to the currentexpenses of the Society.

[CONTINUED ON THIRD PAGE OF COVER.]

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Joshua L. Baily.
President Pennsylvania Prison Society, 1907.
See page 15.1

New SeriesNo. 46
THE JOURNAL
OF
PRISON DISCIPLINE
AND
PHILANTHROPY
PUBLISHED ANNUALLY
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF “THE PENNSYLVANIA PRISON SOCIETY”
INSTITUTED MAY 8th, 1787

JANUARY, 1907
OFFICE: STATE HOUSE ROW
S. W. Corner Fifth and Chestnut Streets
PHILADELPHIA, PA.

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THE
Pennsylvania Prison Society
(FORMERLY CALLED THE PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR ALLEVIATING THE
MISERIES OF PUBLIC PRISONS.)

Place of Meeting, State House Row, Philadelphia.
S. W. Cor. Fifth and Chestnut Sts.

The 120th Annual Meeting of “The PennsylvaniaPrison Society” was held on the afternoon of the Firstmonth (January), 24th, 1907, with Samuel Biddle as Chairman,and Geo. S. Wetherell as Secretary. The Minutesof the 119th Annual meeting were read and approved, afterwhich the Treasurer presented his report.

Memorials on the death of the President, Geo. W. Hall,and the First Vice-President, the Rev. James Roberts, D. D.,were submitted and ordered spread on the Minutes.

The officers and the members of the Acting Committeefor 1907 were elected (See next page).

Article IV of the Constitution as amended was adopted.

The Editorial Committee was directed to print 7,500copies of the Journal, and to make such alterations and additionsas might be necessary.

JOHN J. LYTLE, Gen. Secretary.

Editorial Committee for 1907: Rev. R. Heber Barnes, Chairman; Rev.J. F. Ohl, Deborah C. Leeds, Joseph C. Noblit, Dr. William C. Storkes.

Persons receiving the Journal are invited to correspond with, and sendany publications on Prison and Prison Discipline, and articles for theJournal to the Chairman of the Editorial Board, 600 North Thirty-secondStreet, Philadelphia, Pa., or S. W. Cor. Fifth and Chestnut Streets.

The National Prison Congress of the U. S. for the past eight yearsdesignated the fourth Sunday in October annually as Prison Sunday. Toaid the movement for reformation, some speakers may be supplied fromthis Society. Apply to the chairman of that Committee.

👉 John J. Lytle, S. W. Cor. Fifth and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia,is the General Secretary of the Society, giving especial attentionto the Eastern Penitentiary.

👉 Frederick J. Pooley is Agent for the County Prison, appointedby the Prison Society. Address mail to 500 Chestnut Street, Office ofPennsylvania Prison Society.

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OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY FOR 1907.

President
JOSHUA L. BAILY

Vice-Presidents

Rev. HERMAN L. DUHRING, D. D.Rev. F. H. SENFT

Treasurer
JOHN WAY

Secretaries

JOHN J. LYTLEFREDERICK J. POOLEY

Counselors

Hon. WM. N. ASHMANHENRY S. CATTELL

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Members of the Acting Committee
P. H. Spelissy, Miss C. V. Hodges, A. J. Wright,
John H. Dillingham, Rebecca P. Latimer, Charles H. LeFevre,
Dr. Emily J. Ingram, Rev. Floyd W. Tomkins, Mrs. E. M. Stillwell,
William Scattergood, Samuel L. Whitson, Solomon G. Engle,
Mrs. P. W. Lawrence, Harry Kennedy, Richard H. Lytle,
Mary S. Whelen, Layyah Barakat, Charles P. Hastings,
Isaac Slack, Rev. J. F. Ohl, Rev. C. Rowland Hill,
William Koelle, William E. Tatum Isaac P. Miller
Rev. R. Heber Barnes, Mary S. Wetherell, Elias H. White,
Dr. William C. Stokes, George S. Wetherell, John Smallzell,
William T. W. Jester, Henry C. Cassel, Jacob Hoffman,
Mrs. Horace Fassett, Albert Oetinger, John D. Hampton,
William F. Overman, Rev. Philip Lamerdin, Charles McDole,
Deborah C. Leeds, David Sulzberger, Jonas G. Clemmer,
J. Albert Koons, Mrs. E. W. Gormley, Susanna W. Lippincott,
George R. Meloney, Frank H. Longshore, John A. Duncan.
Joseph C. Noblit, Rev. H. E. Meyer,
Visiting Committee for the Eastern State Penitentiary:
John J. Lytle, Harry Kennedy, Rev. Solomon G. Engle,
P. H. Spellissy, Layyah Barakat, Charles P. Hastings,
John H. Dillingham, Rev. J. F. Ohl, Rev. F. H. Senft,
Isaac Slack, William E. Tatum, Rev. C. Rowland Hill,
Rev. R. Heber Barnes, Mary S. Wetherell, Isaac P. Miller,
Dr. William C. Stokes, George S. Wetherell, Elias H. White,
William T. W. Jester, Albert Oetinger, John Smallzell,
Deborah C. Leeds, Henry C. Cassel, Jacob Hoffman,
Mrs. Horace Fassett, Rev. Philip Lamerdin, John D. Hampton,
George R. Meloney, David Sulzberger, Susanna W. Lippincott,
Joseph C. Noblit, Frank H. Longshore, Charles McDole,
Rebecca P. Latimer, Rev. H. E. Meyer, Jonas G. Clemmer.
Samuel L. Whitson, Charles H. LeFevre,
Visiting Committee for the Philadelphia County Prison:
F. J. Pooley, Mrs. E. M. Stillwell, George S. Wetherell,
Deborah C. Leeds, William T. W. Jester, Layyah Barakat,
Miss C. V. Hodges Mrs. P. W. Lawrence, John A. Duncan,
David Sulzberger, Mrs. Horace Fassett, Susanna W. Lippincott.
Rev. H. E. Meyer, Mary S. Wetherell,
For the Holmesburg Prison:
F. A. Pooley, Isaac Slack, David Sulzberger.
Layyah Barakat,
For the Chester County Prison:
William Scattergood, Deborah C. Leeds,
For the Delaware County Prison:
Deborah C. Leeds.
For the Western Penitentiary and Allegheny County Prison: