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New Departi. tre of the Prot
estant Epi? j copal Church.
An Archbishop Over Each, and a
"Metropolitan" Over All.
Oat of This Gr itvr the Proposed Rev
olution! tins of Church
U4iv >erament.
flew York Sim I tjpedml Service
New York. NEi f 21.—There is a definite
movement on ft >c «r in the Protestant Epis
copal church to divide the United States
into provinct 3 and establish over each
province an ai c h bishop as the head of the
church in that section. From the arch
bishops it is pba lined to elect a metropoli
tan, who shall be the executive and con
stitutional lead er of the church in
Thi* plan, 1 t is expected, will be con
sidered at thfi next general convention
of the Eplscop Bl church, which will meet
in San Frand'pco in October. The idea
has been discue^eii in the church for many
years, but tM * present plan is the out
growth of th« • recent contorversy which
arose out of tJ ie consecration of the Ven
erable Regiua id Heber Weller, Jr.- as
bishop coajui< )r of Fond dv Lac, ""is.,
on Xov. Bof !jj*t year. In that ceremony,
by direction <o* the consecrating bishop,
the Right Ref : C. C. Grafton of Fond dv
Lac, many unj isual rubrics were inserted
in the servio 3 and unaccustomed vest
ments were \s orn by the officiating pre
It is through; the columns of the Living
Church, published in Milwaukee, in the
issue just oofc,'that the new plan for the
reorganizatioi i of the church is set forth.
According ii the scheme as outlined
by the Living ; Church, and which is be
lieved to be iin spired, the country will be
divided into : i »evea 'provinces, with an
archbishop for each, as follows:
New England and New York—Eleven dio
Pennsylvania, New. Jersey, Delaware, Mary
land, District c t Columbia— dioceses.
Virginia, Wea't Virginia, North and South
Carolina, Geor, i,a, Florida— Eight dioceses
and two missloi tiry districts.
Alabama, Mi islssippi, Louisiana, Texas,
Oklahoma, Ark wsas, Tennessee and Ken
tucky — Nine illioceses and two missionary
districts. i
Ohio, Indian^ */ Illinois, Michigan and Wis
consin—Twelve ■> dioceses. Mj
Minnesota, It] na, Missouri, Kansas, Ne
braska (includli ■& that portion of Wyoming
lying in the district of Laramie) North and
Soata- i>ab&'.?.— i .6c ii:oceS6:, .'our mission
ary districts. ;; '■" .
Montana, Idahci, Washington, Oregon, Cali
fornia, Nevada, I ftah. Colorado, Arizona, New
Mexico and AiP' —Four dioceses and cine
missionary dieti !■ its.
The archbisb o p,- under the new regime,
would be the t,» tngible head in every sec
tion, but his ". powers, prerogatives and
duties would 1 ie definitely set forth by ■
canon law and by long precedent in the
church at large, and In particular in other
branches of th t Anglican communion.
The new planT'aians to take many ideas
from the Chun ill of "England.
Parliament Hi nori thj Government
With ■« Vote of Con
-* 1 lence.lj..
London. May 2.1 —The house of commons
to-day, by 300 v < 123 votes, rejected the
motion of Sir Hen xy Fowler, liberal, which
was supported by ' the liberal leaders, dis
approving the bu> aget proposals. Mr. Bal
four, the govern tnent leader, announced
that the govern, aient would regard the
adoption of the c totion as a vote of non
confidence. The Irish abstained from
Lord Cranbornr - made a general state
ment on the Ck i; aa question, saying the
government's chi« > \ concern at present was
to moderate s© f Br as possible the de
mands for indemi. : .' and see they did not
infringe on comni ercial interests. The
government, there tore, was unalterably
opposed to raising the import duty to 10
per cent as security for the payment of
the indemnity, an d. in reply to all such
suggestions had signified that Great
Britain would con • Bent to such a raise of
duties only in co anection with commer
cial improvement? ! in the Chinese fiscal
system, such as tt le abolition of the likin
As to moderA til .g the total indemnity,
there were more v faye than one of achiev
ing that object, a i id China's burden might
be perceptibly 11; fchtened by the method
of exacting pavn lent. In regard to the
proposal that the' indemnity be defrayed
_ by a loan guarant esd by a concert of the
powers, undoubt«>« t|y Ghina's obligation to
pay the indemnity was a joint obligation;
and, though he hc»j »ed it would not be nec
esßary, if such a .loan was guaranteed it
would have to be by joint force of all the
powers. The objection -to a joint guar
antee, however, \ ras so obvious that the
government would have nothing to do with
it. Considering tl lat British credit stood
higher than that of any other power
■while Great Britai in only claimed a small
portion of indemn- Ity. it would be nothing
short of insane tc » agree jointly to guar
antee the loan.
Aftei ajenti uini J that three high placed
flelinqi nte t <1 bt en executed, that three
had be n pern, ttej? ; to commit suicide, that
four had been i-aq ished and that the pow
ers had demanded I the punishment of 170
provincial culprit |, Lord Cranborne con
cluded iy saying that on the whole the
affairs of China * rere entering on a more
pacific phase and 1 » that the government
hoped soon to mi thdraw c large portion
of the British tro; tps from that country.
The Maine C« tngreaiman Finally
-- i lecambt <V t » Brain Trouble.
(Bos a. May :'*/" Former Congressman
Charl i A. Boil el' /c of . Bangor, Maine,
died day ac tie MeLean asylum, Wav
erly, Mass.; Mr. !B ijutelle had been at the
institution for '. | n tany years undergoing
treatment for .' hi - «kin trouble.
De« Molnes, p"*©vTax . May 21.— Tue ' forty
■ ninth annual - : VU« - (eaan conveu-Joa of tie
Episcopal cnurch. c Evened her- to-(sey. Rev.
T. N. Morrison, X) , D., bishop of lowa, will
deliver his annua 1 ', address to-morrow morn
ing. •■'■ '■■}- '-■■'■''■ \\;-:
London, May 21 >—Tl»e engagement of Lady
Mary Sackvilie '.it b Hamilton Dent is a c
aoua-od.. - -J-'; ".. .';•'.-' r\\ \.
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Serious Charges Against City
Hospital Physician
That Body to Be Asked to Consider
That I* One Count—Malversation
and Neglect of Duty
For several weeks a fierce fire of criti
cism has been directed against the admin
istration of the city hospital by physi
cians. It has finally reached the stage
of official Inquiry This is now under way
and it is expected that the next step
will be an investigation by the grand
Jury, or the board of corrections and char
ities, or both.
The charges thus far made come from
members of the medical profession vitally
interested in the management of the city
hospital, and from present and past at
taches of the hospital and members of the
hospital staff.
They are directed at Dr. E. J. Clark,
house physician of the hospital for the
past two years. Dr. W. J. Barnes, city
physician, is involved indirectly because
he is the responsible head of the insti
The list of charges is a long one, some
of them ere of most serious import, and
i coming from such an intelligent and re
! sponsible source they constitute a severe
I arraignment of the present city hospital
j administration. Here are the leading in
dictments made against Dr. Clark and his
administration of hospital affairs:
What In Charged.
Extravagancr in the purchase of supplies and
the general management of the hospital.
Violations of various vital rules of the
institution designed to insure economy of
operation, correctness of accounting and fair
and impartial treatment of members of the
medical profession.
Discourtesy and unprofessional conduct to
wards members of the hospital staff and out
side physicians having patients thero.
Discrimination against a certain school of
medicine and against certain physicians.
Voilations of an inviolable rule of hospital
practice that a physician in charge of a con
tagious ward phall not take part In surgical
I Violations of the city hospital rule that
' no patient shall be sent to other hospitals
so long as there are room and facilities for
caring for tti<?m in the Institution.
Gross negligence of hospital duties and_
of patients.
Brutality towards patients and attendants
and attaches.
And finally misappropriation of moneys re
ceived rrom private and pay patients in the
contagious ward and otherwise.
Or. Clark's Untie*.
Dr. Clark.is a young man approaching
30 years of age, a graduate of the city
hospital, and two years ago was selected
for house physician by Dr. Byrnes, the
then newly appointed city physician. As
house physician, Dr. Clark has control
of all the internal affairs of the city
hospital, under the direction of the city
physician. All the details of management
devolve upon the house physician. He
directs the management of the various
departments, supervises the work of the
internes, who are medical students ap
pointed to assist in the medical depart
ment of the institution, keeps the hospital
books, takes charge of the effects of pa
tients and collects the pay from those
who are able to meet the expenses of their
Dr. Clark is energetic, vigorous in his
methods, endowed with plenty of confi
dence, carries a certain brusqueness in his
manner, and his enemies say is frequent
ly prone to "brutal directness." He is a
prime favorite with Mayor Ames, who did
his best la3t winter to induce the legisla
ture to give Clark additional rank, re
sponsibility and emoluments at the hos
pital, and it is said he is slated on July
1 to take charge of the doctor's private
office and draw the pay of assistant city
Orlsrin of tbe Charges.
The charges made against Dr. Clark In
part date back several weeks and even
months. His management of hospital af
fairs has occasioned a deal of talk In
local circles, and in the city and other
hospitals, for weeks past, but it is only
recently that any effort was made to
gather the charges into comprehensive
shape and press them upon the attention
of the authorities. They are now about
ready, it is sahi, for presentation to the
board of corrections and charities and to
the grand jury, if that body cares to take
the matter up. Some of the members of
the board are already in part acquainted
with the substance of the charges against
Dr. Clark, but no move has yet been
made looking to an official investigation
by them. City Physician Byrnes has been
advised, however, to begin an investi
gation on his own account, and he is now
said to be thus engaged.
Donbt as to Result.
But a good deal of doubt is expressed
among the men behind the movement as
to whether the matter will ever be taken
up by the board, from the fact that Mayor
I Ames is securely.in control of the board's
i affairs and presumably will be loath to
move. They are fearful, too, that Dr.
Byrnes may not go " into the subject as
thoroughly as they would like. As a warm
personal friend "of Dr. Clark and the
source of his appointment, he is not in a
position, they say, to make an impartial
investigation. Official influence, they ex
pect, will be exerted to choke off any
action tending to put Dr. Clark under the:
fire of an official investigation outside of
the grand Jury.
Dr. Clark and Dr. Byrnes, however, are
not quite as warm friends as they were,
it is said. Of late, Dr. Clark and Mayor
Ames have been practically the "whole
thing" in the city hospital affairs, and
Dr. Byrnes has been largely ignored.
• Dr. Clark has purchased the hospital
supplies in the various departments, it is
charged, without the "O. K." of either
the department heads—which the hospital
rules require—the : city physician or the
hospital committee- of the board. In this
and other ways ' special efforts have been
made, it is said, to ignore the city physi
cian' and belittle his position and author
ity, in all of which, :it is claimed, Dr.
Clark has had the hearty co-operation of
the mayor. • #
As to Finances. .
The most serious item in the list of
charges made against Dr. Clark, naturally,
is that dealing with his : management of
the "hospital finances. , His enemies say
they have a clear case against him on this
score. ; How much money has been di
| verted. from the city treasury, his . critics
L do not profess to be able to state more
--•_•■■ ■ ■ ■*■■"■■
than approximately. They believe, how
ever, that the amount will reach some
where into four figures. Dr. Clark's sys
tem Of keeping his accounts is a very
crude one, they allege, and they doubt
If the actual amount will ever be known.
In 1899 there was received from pay
patients at the city hospital, according
to the tsatement Included in City Physi
cian Byrnes' annual report, $982.48. There
was nothing on this score in the report
beyond the bare announcement of the
amount, whereas in previous years, under
Dr. Weston's regime, the report went into
the last detail of funds received on this
account. Last year's report, recently
issued from the press, contained no state
ment at all of any money received from
this source. Naturally this caused com
ment at the city hospital, and generally
among physicians, who were cognizant of
the facts of past years in this respect,
and was an important factor in starting
the investigation.
What the Books Show.
An examination of the books of the
secretary of the board of corrections and
charities shows that $750.50 was credited
to this account last year. Secretary
Pratt explains in this connection that it
was an oversight that no mention was
made of the fact in the city physician's
report. In the absence of any details,
however, it is impossible to know where
the money actually came from except by
an examination of the hospital books.
The statement for last year, as on the
books of the board, makes an interesting
study, and it is easy to see why it
should provoke unfavorable comment and
arouse suspecions > The items making up
the $750.50 are as follows: Feb. 13,
$168.50; April 2, $500; May 29, $50; July 25,
$32. On April 9of this year there is
credited to this fund $32.25.
It will thus be seen that during the
twelve months from April 2 of last year
to April 9 of this year, there was received
from this source but $114.25. In view of
the fact that the contagious ard ofw the
hospital as crowded to the limit all last
fall during the dipthria epidemic, and, it
is claimed, vacant beds during all the
months since, Dr. Clark's critics insist
insist that these are but insignificant re
Many Pay Patients.
The city hospital is the only hospital
in Minneapolis having a contagious ward,
and therefore has many pay patients. It
is a regulation of the hospital that all
patients having more than $5 on entrance
shall pay for their care and treatment at
the rate of $1 per day until they have
but $5 left, and $15 yer week is required
of patients who desire private rooms and
extra services.
The hospital books, It Is said, have
shown almost daily admissions of private
and pay patients. Under Dr. Weston's
regime, money received from this source
was turned over to the board almost as
often as once a month. Prom the state
ment above, it will be seen that no de
posits were made between July 25 of last
year and April 9 of this year, a period
of more than eight months, during which
time the contagious ward wag crowded
with cases, and then, on April 9 of this
year, there was a beggarly deposit of
Dr. Clark Is Silent.
Dr. Clark wil say but little in his own
behalf at this time. He refers inquirers
to Dr. Byrnes who, he says, is the re
sponsible person at the city hospital. He
insists that whatever moneys he received
were regularly turned over. He explains,
however, that the amount received from
this source last year must necessarily be
considerably less than the previous year,
owing to the greater liberality with which
the hospital rule was enforced.
Eight Thousand Dollars Thought to
Have Been Stolen.
Kansas City, May 21.—A package con
taining $8,000 in currency, consigned by
registered mail by the National Bank of
Commerce to a bank in Great Bend, Kan.,
has disappeared and detectives are work
ing on the theory that it was stolen by
some cne connected with the postal ser
Vonng Phillip* Take* Membership
in Milwaukee Board of Trade.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Wls., May 21.—George H.
Phillips, the corn king, to-day purchased
two memberships on the local board of
trade, one (or his broker and one for him
self. Geoge Teagarden of Chicago, paid
$300 for membership, the highest price
yet paid. i
Possibility of Action Being
Taken by the President
This Afternoon.
From The Journal Bureau. Jiwom 4 3, JPo«<
Building, Wathini/ton.
Washington, May 21.—There has been
considerable correspondence between the
president and attorney-general about the
McKenzle case since Mrs. McKinley so
far recovered as to give the president an
opportunity to transact business. Some
points in the case required clearing up
after the president had consulted with the
Judicial officers at San Francisco and the
Information he has called for has been
sent from here by wire. At the depart
ment of justice it is said that some
definite information as to the president's
action may possibly be received here to
day. The difference in time between
Washington and San Francisco is three
hours, and therefore early information is
not expected.
—W. W. Jermane.
WaslilnKton Small Talk.
Captain Mercer has reported that he and
Inspector McComas will meet at White Earth
to-morrow to arrange for re-scaling greea
timber cut on that reservation by dead and
down contractors. When the examination is
complete Captain Mercer will submit a full
report on operations to Commissioner Jones.
The following changes in salaries of presi-
I dential postmasters in the northwest were
announced to-day: Minnesota—lncrease, St.
Cloud, |2,400 to $2,500. lowa—lncrease: Adele,
$1,400 to $1,500; Cedar Rapids, $3,200 to $3,300;
Grundy Center, $1,600 to $1,600; Marcus, $1,200
to $1,400. Decrease: Dubuque, $3,200 to $3,200.
Wisconsin—lncrease: Kenosha, $2,500 to
$2,600; Whitewater, $2,000 to $2,200.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota—
Beltrami, Polk county, Edward W. Johnson.
lowa—Macksburg, Madison county, L. C. Mo-
School of Commerce at Gustavus
Adolphaa Close*.
Special to The Journal.
St. Peter, Mm., May 21.—An audience
that taxed the opera house to its utmost
capacity listened to the graduating exer
cises of Gustavus Adolphus School of Com
merce last evening. United States Sena
tory Clapp, who was the speaker of the
evening, made an eloquent address to the
graduates. He said it was the duty of
each one to know himself, to study the
obstacles that He in bis path and to learn
one's limitations, both those within and
those without. The old saying that there
is plenty of room at the top is no longer
true, since the top is higher and much
smaller than It used to be. Economic and
social conditions have changed, but the
patriotic American citizen will find some
•way to remedy the commercial tendency
which is crushing the middle class to-day.
The address was full of valuable and
practical advice and was listened to with
the deepest interest. This morning the
Literary Circle gave its annual entertain
ment. Dr. J. S. Carlson of the state
university spoke on the value and im
portance of acquiring an education. This
evening the senior class exercises will
take place in the opera house.
Explosion In a Bank, Injuring the
Cambridge, Mass., May 21.—An explo
sion occurred at the Cambridgeport Na
tional bank at 10 o'clock this morning
which badly wrecked the building and se
riously injured the cashier, W. H. Roase.
The cause of the explosion has not yet
been ascertained definitely, although the
police claim to have evidence that it re
sulted from a time bomb.
San Francisco, May 21.—President McKinley
reviewed the school children of San Francisco
on Van Ness avenue this morning. Thous
ands of gaily dressed children bearing bou
quets, flags and streamers of the national col
ors, lined up on both sides of the avenue
and enthusiastically cheered the president
as he drove between tho long lines. The
president was accompanied by the cabinet,
congressmen and many other notables.
Mrs. McKinley is restin* sasilv and grow
ing stronger.
Mrs. Bodine Claims to Have Acted
in Self-Defense.
Woman Said Revolver Vm Dii-
charged While the Two
\ Were Scuffling.
Washington, May 21.—Mrs. J. I. Bodine
was arrested yesterday for the murder of
Joseph Ayres. She has confessed.
Mrs. Bodine's confession was entirely
voluntary. At a few minutes past 3 p. m.
she telephoned for Major Sylvester, chief
of police, saying that she was coming to
his office, and she appeared there a few
minutes afterwards. When she reached
the office she said she had a statement
which she wished to make, and she was
immediately turned over to Detective
Home, who took her confession.
She said that she was alone in Ayres'
room with him when the killing took
place and thai the shooting was the re
sult of his own misconduct. She stated
that Ayres had drawD the pistol upon her
for the purpose of making her respond
to an improper proposal which he had
made to her.
At the commencement of the affair she
said that he had come to her room in the
Kenmore hotel about 2 o'clock Wednesday
morning, and upon the pretense of being
iil had gained admission to her room. He
complained of feeling as if he was go
ing to -have a chill and asked her to
give him some preventative. She had giv
en him, she said, a medicine which she
had in her room and he had then re
ferred to some differences which they had
had in the past, and had asked her to
come to his room where they might quiet
ly talk the matter over and come to an
amicable understanding. She had agreed
to go to the room as he had requested,
and he left her room, preceding her to
his own.
When Ayres called at her room he was
entirely dressed, but when she entered
his room, as per agreement, she found
him standing behind the door undressed
except as to his undershirt and -with a re
volver in his hand. He then told her
that he had enticed her to the room for
his own purposes, and that if she did not
submit to his wishes ho would kill her.
Mrs. Bodine says that she Immediately
grasped the revolver, and in the struggle
which ensued it was discharged three dif
ferent times, striking him at each dis
charge, the last shot proving fatal. She
says that the cries for help which Miss
Minas heard were from her, as was the
sobbing which Miss Minas described.
Mrs. Bodine says that after the shoot
ing she passed through the windo-w of
Ayres' room onto and down the lire es
cape ladder and entering the parlor win
dow of the second floor passed through
the parlor and back up the stairway of
the hotel to her own room on the fourth
floor. She then washed her hands, un
dressed and retired.
Mrs. Bodine was entirely self-possessed
when she made her confession and did
not exhibit any evidence of either pres
ent or past unusual excitement. She is
apparently about 32 years of age and says
she was born in Macon, Mo.
After she had concluded her statement
the m woman was placed under arrest and
sent to the house of detention.
The coroner's Jury .returned a verdict
this afternoon to the effect that Ayres
was killed during a conflict between him
self and Mrs. Lola Ida Henri Bonine. The
woman was held for the grand Jury.
Another Attempt to Blow It Up End*
In Failure.
Special to The Journal.
St. Cloud, Minn., May 21.—Another at
tempt was made this morning to blow
up the Cold Spring dam on the Sauk river.
Two charges of dynamite were used. One
exploded with but little effect and the
other failed to go off. The dam has long
been a bone of bitter contention in the
Special to The Journal.
Grand Meadow, Minn., May 21.—Michael
Montague was buried In the Catholic ceme
tery here yesterday. He was 83 years of age,
and had been a great sufferer from rheuma
tism.—The crops are looking au«.
Possible Step That May Be Taken to Back Up
the Demands of the Machinists Who
Have Suspended Work.
President O'Connell's Figures of the Number of
Men Out Remain at 50,000—Numerous
Firms Settle With Their Men.
Washington, May 21.—The storm centers
of the general strike of machinists
throughout the country to-day are in the
vicinity of Cincinnati and on the Pacific
coast. The number of firms that have
signed agreements was augmented to-day
by about 100, which brings the aggregate
of the establishment making the conces
sions to 1,000 in round numbers during the
past three or four days. Save In one or
two instances—as at Scranton, Pa. —the
allied trades have not yet been affected.
It is claimed at the general headquarters
of the machinists, however, that wh;«re
agreements are not effected by this after
noon or to-morrow, many of the men in
the allied trades will go out where the
machinists already are out.
The estimate of President McConnell of
the National Association of Machinists
as to the number of strikers to-day re
mains at 50,000 approximately, the same
figure as given yesterday. The executive
board of the association is in session
here, watching the progress of the strike.
President O'Connell this morning said:
The reports from all sections are very
favorable. The indications are that the great
majority of firms will have reached agreements
with the men to-day or to-morrow. The dis
patches coming In from various cities in
dicate that conferences will be held to-day
with a large number of firms. Many men
who were working yesterday went out to
day. The additions made last night and this
morning to the list of strikers and the num
ber that will return to work this morning
with their demands granted will about bal
ance each other.
To-day' 9 reports show that only three
railroads in the United States are now af
fected by the strike, namely, the Central
Vermont, Lehigh Valley and Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western.
Whole Field Summarized.
The situation, according to reports re
ceived to-day at headquarters, is sum
marized as follows:
Practically all the trouble between Kan
sas City and the Pacific coast has been ad
justed. At Kansas City about 600 men are
out, but a few small firms have signed
the agreements. San Francisco reports
aa almost complete tie-up. About 6,000
men have struck. Agreements have been
reached there, however, with eleven firms
outside of the Union and Dressden Iron
plants and the Fulton Ship company. At
Seattle 700 men have struck. There are
500 strikers at Tacoma, Wash. The
trouble has been adjusted at most of the
other Pacific coast points.
At New York about 2,500 men have
struck. A settlement has been reeched
with the balance, which involves about
50 per cent of the firms. In Chicago all
but several of the small shops have ad
justed matters. About 2,000 men are out
in Boston. Many men are out in the
Ohio cities of Cincinnati, Hamilton, Day
ton and Alliance. In Cincinnati a dozen
firms have made the concession since
Saturday and about 300 men are out. Al
liance reports a complete tie-up with 500
men striking. Only a few men are out in
Cleveland, practically a general settle
ment having been effected there. All the
firms in Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago
Heights, 111., have made agreements,
i Favorable reports come from the south.
All the establishments employing ma
chinists in Norfolk, Va., have signed
agreements. Of the establishments in
Wilmington. Del., four of the largest ones
have signed agreements, leaving about
half of the original strikers out. There is
a complete tie-up reported at Newburg,
N. T., all of the 300 machinists being out,
while' all of the men at the Brooks Loco
motive Works at Dunkirk, N. V., have
struck. The Naugatuck valley in Con
necticut is generally affected. All are out
at Bridgeport, Derby, Ansonia, Water
bury, Stamford and New Britain, but all
the firms in Danbury have signed agree
ments. In New Haven eleven flrma signed
yesterday, but 600 men are still out.
About 500 are out at Springfield, Mass. In
Philadelphia about half of the firms have
reached agreements, leaving 2,500 men,
approximately, still out. All are striking
at Elgin, 111. At Syracuse, N. V., twelve
establishments have conceded the de
Employers at Milwaukee Must Make
First Advances, However.
Milwaukee, May 21.—Edward Reynolds,
president of the National Metal Trades
association, to-day reconsifiered his inten
tion of Issuing a call for a meeting of the
administrative council of the association.
If such a call is issued at all, it will
probably not be for a week or ten days.
According to the representatives of the
machinists now on strike in Milwaukee,
the men will accept a compromise upon
the matters at issue with the various
firms. But a proposition for a comprom
ise must come from the employers.
On the other hand, EM ward Reynolds,
representing the largest machinery inter
ests in the city, 6aid: "We have no com
promise propositions to offer at this time.
We bed our say when we offered to arbi
trate the question, first nationally and
then locally, but they declined to accept
either proposition, and that left us out.
We have no further propositions or com
munications to make."
Moat Fir urn Yield.
New York, May 21.—At the headquar
ters of district 15, International Associa
tion of Machinists, it was said to-day that
only two firms of any Importance in this
oity have refused to grant the request of
th» machinist* lor a nine-hour day. The
two firms are the R. Hoe Printing Press
Co., employing 700 machinists, and tha
Garvin Machine Co., where 500 men went
on strike yesterday.
Done at Dunkirk.
Dunkirk, N. V., May 21.—Seven hun
dred machinists employed in the Brooks
Locomotive Works struck to-day for a
nine-hour day and 12V2 per cent increase
In pay. All other departments of the shop
are running, but the strike of machinists
will close the works if an agreement is
not soon reached.
Woodworkers May Quit.
St. Louis, May 21. —By unanimous vote,
the woodworkers employed in St. Louis
planing mills, it has been decided to call
a general strike unless the union' 3 de
mand for a nine-hour working day ia
complied with before to-morrow morning.
Between 1,200 and 1,400 workmen will be
Work Resumed In Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, May 21. —About 200 machin
ists who struck yesterday returned to
their benches to-day in the smaller shops,
which have agreed to the demands of the
men. There are now fifteen or sixteen
shops where machinists are at work, and
two more shops signed the agre^nent to
day. Workmen who went out in sympathy
with the machinists are organizing into
various unions to which they are eligible.
Few Out in Cleveland.
Cleveland, May 21. —According to infor
mation given out at the local headquar
ters of the machinists' association not to
exceed 250 men are on strike in this city
to-day. It is said that about 2,200 .mem
bers of the union have been granted a 9
hour working day, together with the 12^4
per cent in wages demanded. Two large
establishments granted the demands to
Seeking; Arbitration.
Chicago, May 21.—N0 change occurred
to-day in the machinists' strike here.
Business Agent Roderick of the Chicago %
lodge of machinists said no strikes will
be ordered to-day. Local lodge officers
are at work on plans looking to national
arbitration of the machinists' differences
with the National Metal Trades Associa
• Seven Factories Give Up.
Toledo, Ohio. May 21.—Seven factories
which had previously held out against the
union machinists to-day conceded all that
was asked and 100 strikers returned to
He Attended the National Confer
ence of Carltien and Correction*.
Secretary Jackson of the state board of
charities and corrections returned this morn
ing from the national conference of charities
and corrections, held last week at Wash
ington, D. C. Mr. Jackson addressed two
congregations while in Washington on th»
theme of "Charity Organization," which was
one of the leading topics under consideration.
He reports that in number of members Min
nesota stands eighth among the states.
"One of the most interesting papers read at
the conference," said Mr. Jackson, "was pre
sented by Dr. W. W. Folwell of Minneapolis.
eH advanced the idea of making the national
bureau of charities and corrections a branch
of the permanent census bureau, the govern
ment keeping up a continual collection of
such statistics. The idea attracted much at
tention and was well received."
EL H. Hart, formerly secretary of the Min
nesota board, retired from a long term of
service as secretay and was succeeded by
Homer Falks of the New York ChariUes Aid
New Board Orfijan leers—Alton "•■ *
Rankln Re-elected.
The new state high school board, created
by act of the recent legislature, met af the
capitol this morning and re-elected George
B. Alton and A. W. Rankin high school in
The board consists of .T. W. Olsen, state
supernitendent of schools, and President
Northrop, president of the state university,
both ex-officio, and Dr. C. M. Jordan, super
intendent of the Minneapolis schools, who
was appointed by Governor Van Sant as the
third member. Dr. Jotdan is chairman of tho
board, Mr. Olsen secretary, and President
Northrop examiner. The board will holA its
regular annual meeting in August. a:id will
then determine what high schools arc .-niitled
to receive state aid.
Fearless Act ot a HibMni? Man Dur»
Ing a Fire.
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn, May 21.—The hardware
store of W. H. Close at Hibblng, caught
fire lately and was partly burned. It was
located in the business section of the
village and contained sixteen cases of dry
dynamite and powder enough totally to
destroy the town and surrounding prop
erty. The fire was fought by men who
did not know of tte presence of the ex
plosives, but later the proprietor went
through the smoke and succeeded in re
moving the dynamite, not knowing what,
second an explosion would come.
Great Fall* Carpenters and Brick
layers Strike for It.
Special to The Journal.
Great Palls, Mont., May 21.—One hun
dred carpenters and bricklayers have gon«
on a strike because of the refusal of the
contractors to grant them an eight-hour
day. Work upon several buildings baa
been suspended. The contractors say they
will never accede to the demands of tha -
The state homeopathic institute began it 3
thirty-fifth annual session at the capitol this
morning. Dr. Ethel Hurd of Minneapolis
read a paper on the treatment of Bright*
disease by static electricity. The conven
tion will last three days.
In 1670 the Dutch possessed 60 tons out
of every 100 afloat. Now they own 1%
tons out of «acb 100 afloat.

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