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International Vegetarian Congress, 1900
Paris, France

Report from The Vegetarian (London) July 14, 1900:

THE VEGETARIAN CONFERENCE IN PARIS

By kindness of Mr. Harry Phillips (Secretary of the Vegetarian Federal Union) we are enabled to give the following interesting resumé of the proceedings of the Vegetarian Conference recently held in Paris. The leading article this week formed Mr. Hill's contribution to the addresses there read. The documents which have been translated, were accompanied by the following letter to Mr. Phillips :-

13 Rue Froissart, Paris
30th June, 1900

"Dear Sir,

In order to save you the delay which must take place before the publication of the official report, which will not appear till July, I am sending you, in accordance with your request, the resumé of the proceedings at the Congress.
We all have aggreeable recollections of the pleasant days we passed together, during which we joined in working for the advancement of our great cause ; we shall hope to have the same pleasure when we meet again at Brussels, in 1901.
Meantime, remember us most kindly to our genial President, Mr. Hills, and with our kindest regards to you my dear Mr. Phillips.
Believe me, yours truly,
J. Morand,
Secretary and Treasurer of the Vegetarian Society of France.

OFFICIAL PROGRAMME OF THE CONGRESS
Thursday 21st June. - Afternoon
OPENING OF THE MEETING
NOMINATION OF THE COMMITTEE

President
Vice-Presidents
Deputy Vice-President
General Secretary
Assistant Secretaries
Dr. Jules Grand
M. le Comte Courmes, M. Roux
M. de Villeneuve
M. de Fontenay
M. J. Morand, M. Largeris

NOMINATION OF HONORARY PRESIDENTS AND VICE-PRESIDENTS

Mr. Hills, Honorary President
Dr. Dock - - ditto
M. Rheinheimer, Honorary Vice-President
M. Hanson - - - - - - ditto
Dr. Nyssens - - - - - ditto
M. de Clereq - - - - ditto
M. Ghika - - - - - - - ditto
England
Switzerland
Germany
United States
Belgium
Holland
Roumania

Address by Dr. Grand, President
Address by Mr. Hills, Hon. President
Address on the work done by Dr. Dock (by Dr. Dock)
Reading of the order of the day for subsequent sittings.
Tea given by Mr. Hills to Members of Congress.

Friday, 22nd June. Morning and Evening.

Opening of the morning sitting at 9.30 o'clock.
The Way to Paradise (read by Mr. Hills in English and summarised in French).
History of Vegetarianism in Germany (Héring).
Vegetarianism and Work (Phillips)
Brain, Muscles and Diet (Eustace Miles)
Reports of the Foreign Delegates : England, Germany, Germay (Leipsig), America, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, India.
Tolstoi's First Step.
Plain Living and High Thinking (Mayor).
History of Vegetarianism in India.
Vegetarianism and the best way to propagate it (Galuani).
Moral and Religious Aspects (Forward).
Vegetarian Diet as a Source of Energy (Dr. Pascault de Villeneuve).

VEGETARIAN LUNCHEON AT THE CONGRESS RESTAURANT
Saturday, 23rd June, Morning and Evening

The Moralists and the Vegetarian Diet (Mme. de Pope)
Contribution to the study of Aliamentary Plants (M. Largeris).
Contribution to the study of Diabetes (Dr. Nyssens).
Anti-alcoholism (Dr. Jennings).
Benefits of Vegetarianism from an Economic and Social Point of View.
Vegetarianism from the Moral Point of View, judged from the data of Positive Psychology.

CLOSING OF THE CONGRESS

(This is a summary prepared as a guide for the proceedings ; it was slightly modified, and some speakers who do not figure in it addressed the Congress.)