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3rd International Vegetarian Congress 1893
Chicago, USA

From the Vegetarian Messenger (Manchester), July, 1893:

FAREWELL BREAKFAST TO THE DELEGATES TO AMERICA. - On Saturday, 20th May, one of the most delightful meetings ever held by The Vegetarian Society took place at Liverpool to bid farewell to the friends who were sailing on that day by the "Alaska" for New York, en route for Chicago. The delegates from Manchester were Mr. William E. A. Axon, the Rev. James Clark, and Mr. Ernest Clark, and these were joined by Mr. T. Anderson Hanson, from London. A goodly number of friends assembled from Manchester, Bolton, Cambridge, Oswestry, London and elsewhere, together with the Liverpool friends. During the breakfast the following resolution was moved by Mr. Joseph Knight, the Secretary of the Society :-

That to these our representatives and to all other delegates from England, The Vegetarian Society extends best wishes for a properous and enjoyable journey, and for the strengthening of the Vegetarian movement as a result of thier visit to and efforts in America, and entrusts its hearty greetings for the Vegetarian Society of America and all the workers in the cause of Vegetarianism throughout the American Continent.

The resolution was heartily supported by Messrs. Harrison, Nayler, Owen, Foxcroft, Rev. F. W. C. Bruce, Huntingdon, Tongue, Mrs. Harrison, Messrs. Broadbent, Chapman, Roberts, and Tranton, and unanimously adopted. Mrs. E. Clark, Mr. Axon, Rev. Jas. Clark, and Mr. Hanson responded very happily. The party then adjourned, and went by the overhead railway to the Alexandra Dock, and having escorted the travellers to the gateway of the steamer, waved them a good-bye as the steamer left the dock.


CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN CONGRESS. - The International Vegetarian Congress, held in connection with the World's Columbian Exposition, has been highly successful. The attendance was good ; the discussions brief and pointed ; there were fourty-four papers, some of them exceptionally able and important, and the press of Chicago showed their appreciation by lengthy and fair reports, and favourable comments. The success was largely due to the efforts of Miss May Yates in making the arrangements, and to the cordial manner in which she was aided and supported by the local firends. A fuller report will be given later.