The Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy (New Series, No. 47 and 48, January 1909)
NEW SERIES Nos. 47 and 48PUBLISHED ANNUALLY
Pennsylvania Prison Society
INSTITUTED MAY 8, 1787
OFFICE: STATE HOUSE ROW
S. W. CORNER FIFTH AND CHESTNUT STREETS
No person who is not an official visitor of the prison, or who has nota written permission, according to such rules as the Inspectors may adoptas aforesaid, shall be allowed to visit the same; the official visitors are:the Governor, the Speaker and members of the Senate; the Speaker andmembers of the House of Representatives; the Secretary of the Commonwealth;the Judges of the Supreme Court; the Attorney-General and hisDeputies; the President and Associate Judges of all the courts in theState; the Mayor and Recorders of the cities of Philadelphia, Lancaster,and Pittsburg; Commissioners and Sheriffs of the several Counties; andthe “Acting Committee of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating theMiseries of Public Prisons.” (Note: Now named “The PennsylvaniaPrison Society.”)—Section 7, Act of April 23, 1829.
The above was supplemented by the following Act, approved March20, 1903:
To make active or visiting committees of societies incorporated for thepurpose of visiting and instructing prisoners official visitors of penaland reformatory institutions.
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc., That the active or visiting committeeof any society heretofore incorporated and now existing in the Commonwealthfor the purpose of visiting and instructing prisoners, or personsconfined in any penal or reformatory institution, and alleviating theirmiseries, shall be and are hereby made official visitors of any jail, penitentiary,or other penal or reformatory institution in this Commonwealth,maintained at the public expense, with the same powers, privileges, andfunctions as are vested in the official visitors of prisons and penitentiaries,as now prescribed by law: Provided, That no active or visiting committeeof any such society shall be entitled to visit such jails or penal institutions,under this act, unless notice of the names of the members of such committee,and the terms of their appointment, is given by such society, inwriting, under its corporate seal, to the warden, superintendent or otherofficer in charge of such jail, or other officer in charge of any such jail orother penal institution.
Approved—The 20th day of March, A. D. 1903.
The foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Act of the GeneralAssembly No. 48.
First President of The Pennsylvania Prison Society, from 1787 to 1836.
New Series Nos. 47 and 48.
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF “THE PENNSYLVANIA PRISON SOCIETY”
INSTITUTED MAY 8TH, 1787
OFFICE: STATE HOUSE ROW
S. W. Corner Fifth and Chestnut Streets
Pennsylvania Prison Society
(FORMERLY CALLED THE PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR ALLEVIATING THEMISERIES OF PUBLIC PRISONS.)
The 122d Annual Meeting of “The PennsylvaniaPrison Society” was held First month (January) 28th, 1909.
The meeting was called to order by the President, JoshuaL. Baily, at whose request the Vice-President, the Rev. H.L. Duhring, D. D., took the chair.
The Secretary, John J. Lytle, being absent on account ofillness, Albert H. Votaw was appointed Secretary pro tem.
The Minutes of the 121st Annual Meeting were read andapproved.
The Treasurer presented a report which was satisfactory.(See page 15.)
The officers and the members of the Acting Committeefor 1909 were elected. (See pages 3 and 4.)
George S. Wetherell, on behalf of the Acting Committee,presented a draft of proposed amendments to the Constitutionof the Society. This report was referred to the ActingCommittee for further consideration.
The Nominating Committee presented the following resolution:
“In recognition of the long, faithful and unselfish servicesof John J. Lytle as Secretary of ‘The PennsylvaniaPrison Society,’ the Nominating Committee recommend thathe be elected Honorary Secretary....”
The resolution was adopted unanimously by a rising vote.
All correspondence with reference to the work of the Society, or tothe Journal of Prison Discipline and Philanthropy, should be addressedto The Pennsylvania Prison Society, 500 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.
The National Prison Congress of the United States for the past tenyears has designated the fourth Sunday in October, annually, as PrisonSunday. To aid the movement for reformation, some speakers may be suppliedfrom this Society. Apply to chairman of the Committee on PrisonSunday.
Frederick J. Pooley is the General Agent of the Society at the EasternPenitentiary and at the Philadelphia County Prison. His address is500 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.
Contributions for the work of the Society may be sent to John Way,Treasurer, 409 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.
OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY FOR 1909.
JOSHUA L. BAILY, 30 S. Fifteenth Street, Philadelphia.
Rev. HERMAN L. DUHRING, D. D., 225 S. Third Street, Philadelphia.
Rev. F. H. SENFT, 360 N. Twentieth Street, Philadelphia.
JOHN WAY, 409 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
ALBERT H. VOTAW, 300 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
FRED. J. POOLEY, 300 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Hon. WM. N. ASHMAN, Forty-fourth and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia.
HENRY S. CATTELL, 1218 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
The Acting Committee
John J. Lytle Moorestown, N. J. John H. Dillingham 140 N. Sixteenth Street, Philadelphia. P. H. Spellissy 120 S. Eighteenth Street, Philadelphia. Dr. Emily J. Ingram Telford, Pa. William Scattergood West Chester, Pa. Mrs. P. W. Lawrence 1338 N. Thirteenth Street, Philadelphia. Mary S. Whelen 1520 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. William Koelle 1209 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia. Rev. R. Heber Barnes 600 N. Thirty-second Street, Philadelphia. Dr. William C. Stokes 2003 Arch Street, Philadelphia. William T. W. Jester 412 Spruce Street, Philadelphia. Deborah C. Leeds West Chester, Pa. Mrs. Horace Fassett 220 S. Twentieth Street, Philadelphia. George R. Meloney 4809 Springfield Avenue, Philadelphia. Joseph C. Noblit 1521 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Miss C. V. Hodges 2102 Master Street, Philadelphia. Rebecca P. Latimer 4131 Westminster Avenue, Philadelphia. Rev. Floyd W. Tomkins, D. D. 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Rev. J. F. Ohl 826 S. St.Bernard Street, Philadelphia. Harry Kennedy Eaglesville, Pa. Layyah Barakat 236 S. Forty-fourth Street, Philadelphia. William E. Tatum 843 N. Forty-first Street, Philadelphia. Mary S. Wetherell 2036 Race Street, Philadelphia. George S. Wetherell 2036 Race Street. Philadelphia. Henry C. Cassel 2316 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia. Albert Oetinger Warminster, Pa. Rev. Philip Lamerdin Olney, Philadelphia. David Sulzberger 316 Race Street, Philadelphia. Mrs. E. W. Gormly Pittsburg, Pa. A. Jackson Wright 2141 N. Camac Street, Philadelphia. Frank H. Longshore 2359 E. Cumberland Street, Philadelphia. Charles H. LeFevre 827 Race Street. Philadelphia. Mrs. E. M. Stillwell 1248 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Solomon G. Engle 648 N. Thirty-ninth Street, Philadelphia. Charles P. Hastings 2304 N. Twenty-second Street, Philadelphia. Isaac P. Miller 409 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Elias H. White West End Trust Building, Philadelphia. John Smallzell Haddonfield, N. J. John D. Hampton Twenty-ninth and Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia. John A Duncan 257 S. Fifty-first Street, Philadelphia. Jonas G. Clemmer 2209 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia. Charles McDole 812 Race Street, Philadelphia. Samuel B. Garrigues 1719 N. Twenty-eighth Street, Philadelphia. Harrison Walton 1706 Columbia Avenue, Philadelphia. Rev. C. Theodore Benze Erie, Pa. Rev. A. J. D. Haupt, D. D. Pittsburg, Pa. Arthur Buckler 2209 Tulip Avenue, Philadelphia. Mrs. Mary S. Grigg 1235 N. Thirteenth Street, Philadelphia. C. Wilfred Conard Lansdowne, Pa. Henry W. Comfort Fallsington, Pa.4
Visiting Committee for the Eastern State Penitentiary:
John J. Lytle, Rev. Philip Lamerdin, Charles P. Hastings, P. H. Spellissy, Harry Kennedy, Solomon G. Engle, John H. Dillingham, Layyah Barakat, Isaac P. Miller, William Koelle, Rev. J. F. Ohl, Elias H. White, Rev. R. Heber Barnes, William E. Tatum, John Smallzell, Dr. William C. Stokes, Mary S. Wetherell, John D. Hampton, William T. W. Jester,