The twenty-eighth annual meeting of the National Confer-
ence of Charities and Correction was held in Washington, D.C.,
May 9-15, John M. Glenn, Esq., of Baltimore, President. The
attendance was larger than that of any previous Conference,
except that of New York in 1898. The total number enrolled,
not including those from the District of Columbia, was five
hundred and twenty-eight, including guests from Canada, Cuba,
Japan, Mexico, and Scotland. Massachusetts sent the largest
number of delegates, seventy-six, thirty-one other States sending
from one to fifty-eight delegates.
Nearly all the papers read at the section meetings are in-
cluded in this volume, and are marked by an asterisk in the
Table of Contents, also the discussions of the Committee on
Needy Families in their Homes, which were furnished to the
Conference by that committee, in preparation of a separate
pamphlet embracing the entire report of the committee's work.
This method is recommended to other committees desiring a
permanent record of their discussions.
Attention is called to the discussion, pages 349 - 356, on the
desirability of collecting certain sociological statistics in Wash-
ington, possibly as a part of the work of the Census Bureau.
The next meeting of the Conference will be held in Mil-
waukee, Wis., in May, 1902, Mr. Timothy Nicholson, Rich-
mond, Ind., President.
New YORK, September, 1901.