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cian is still connected with said institution as its physician. We further find that no blame attaches to any one now connected with said institution, with reference to said charges, except to said physician, and in the opinion of the committee his conduct, in failing to at once notify the superintendent of the condition of said matron as soon as he learned it, and especially his concealing the fact that an abortion had been procured on her for nearly three weeks after its occurrence, and until after it was discovered by said superintendent through other sources, are matters highly censurable on his part, and reflecting upon his fidelity as an officer of said institution. We think he should either have informed the superintendent of the facts as soon as he learned them, or at once resigned his office.
JOHN C. ENTREKIN,
REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE PAST
MANAGEMENT OF THE REFORM SCHOOL FOR BOY8.
The joint committee of the Senate and House, appointed under the following resolution: H. J. No. 55: Whereas, certain charges have been made reflecting upon the past management of the Ohio Reform School at Lancaster, Ohio; therefore,
Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That a committee be appointed, consisting of two on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House, with power to send for papers and persons to investigate said charges, and report its findings to this General Assemblyrespectfully report:
They have taken the testimony of a number of witnesses, touching certain charges alleged against the past management of the Reform School for Boys, in a pamphlet published and circulated by one E. L. Small in the summer of 1880.
Your committee find that during the past management of the school certain indiscreet and immoral habits have been prevalent, but not to the extent alleged by said Small in his publication.
The management we find has been and is still diligently endeavoring to guard against and destroy these practices.
Your committee also find that during the past management of the school, severe whippings have been administered to the inmates for yiolation of the rules of the school, and in some instances the punishment has been unreasonably severe and excessive.
Thomas J. CARREN,