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PRICE TWO CENTS. HARD WORDS FOR DR. CLARK Physicians and Patients Unite in Denouncing Methods of the City Hospital House Physician. "faoriqtf Society Z Stories of Amazing Neglect of Sick Persons —Carelessness in Operations—Brutal Roughness With Patients. Now that the grand jury has taken up the investigation of the alleged abuse and mismanagement of the city hospital, it i« expected that the affairs there will come to a focus very speedily. Since The Journal publication of a few days ago, reciting the charges made against the hospital management, evidence has been coming in fast tending to strongly corrob orate both the general and specific charges recited therein of neglect of pa tients on the part of Dr. Clark and disre gard of the established medical rules of such institutions. It is not always pos sible to use names, however, in connec tion with the publication of these state ments. This is especially true of the medical men. The physicians, while will ing to tell what they know, are extremely chary about the use of their names, plead ing the customs and prejudices of the profession. All profess a willingness to appear before the grand jury, however, and they uniformly unite in the opinion that things are in bad shape at the hos pital, and that the time is ripe for an in vestigation and a change of management there. Outside of the profession people having some knowledge of affairs there are will ing to testify openly. Among these is Aldenuan D. P. Jones, president of the council, who is in a position to speak feelingly on one or two phases of life in the contagious ward at the hospital. Mr. Jones relates the following story of the experiences of a member of his house hold, as related to him by the person con cerned: Some time last March Edith Erickson, one of the Bervant girls at my home, tame down -with diphtheria. I have three children and it was out of the question to keep her at the house. The contagious •ward at the city hospital was crowded. I learned, but a place was finally made for the girl. I supposed she would get the very best of treatment there and dismissed the matter from my mind. A week or ten days after her admis sion the girls sister, who was employed in my family, went down to see her. She was allowed to talk with her through an outside window. The girl came back home all broken up over what her sister told her of her treatment. She said that she was half starved, badly treated generally and lisd not had the least bit of medical attention since her admission to the hospital. I Immediately called up Dr. W. E. Leon ard, one of the medical inspectors of the de partment of health, and asked him to inves tigate the matter, and see that the girl had proper medical attention. This, I understood, he tried to do. But the days went on and bad reports continued to come in from the girl. Finally, after another wpek or so, I drove down to the hospital resolved to get her out of there if it was possible. I saw Dr. Clark and stated my wishes. He said he would see what the girl's condition was and I waited for his report. In a few minutes he came back and said she was practically all right and that it would be perfectly safe for me to take her home with me. The nurses fixed her upon and I sent her home and we gave her a room by herself in the rear of the house. She began to Improve from the start and in a few days was well enough to resume her duties. The girl came back to us weak, emaciated, despondent and with a pitiful tale of the treatment she had received at the hospital. She had received no medical attention all during the time she was there, she told me. Her throat had never been swabbed, nor even looked at. The food was very bad, the place filthy and full of vermin and the nurses were careless and neglectful. They read novels and amused themselves in other agreeable ways, she said, and compelled those of the patients who were able to be about to do much of their work. She herself, being a servant, and not very sick, was im posed upon in this respect more than the others, she told me. She also said that dur ing all the time she was in the hospital none of the other six or elg"ht diphtheria patients In the ward received any medical attention. Miss Erlckson'i Story. Edith Eriokson told aJournal repre eentative that she was not examined when Bhe was received, but was given the anti toxin treatment by the nurse and her throat sprayed several times. The next day Dr. Clark «hne and ordered the spraying discontinued as unnecessary and gave her nothing else. The only treat ment she had for her throat was the gargle, whose use was begun by the nurse before the doctor saw her. Although, her case was not severe, she was sick enough to be kept in bed for a week. During a considerable part of that lime she suffered from severe headaches md had the nurse ask the doctor for lomething to relieve it, but no attention ivas paid to her request. Another com plaint which received no attention was of the draughts. At the head of Mi»9 Erickson's bed was a window with a pane of glass broken out and stuffed with rags. As the doors of the ward were always open this made constant draughts. This exposure brought on rheumatism from | rhich she suffered seriously after leaving the hospital. On the night of her arrival Miss Erick lon was given a bath and another the day phe left, but none in the meantime. Her bed was changed once in the two weeks. As soon as she was up she was expected to issist with the work, waiting on the patients in bed, sweeping and washing flishes. While she was there Dr. Clark risked the place but once a day, although lupposed to come- twice, and once he did Hot come at all for three days. In concluding her story of her experi ence, Miss Erickson said: "I tell you I lave no love for the city hospital." MISS MALMBERG'S EXPERIENCE )ue of Mri. Lowry's Maids Tells an Unpleasant Story. Patients who have spent a few weeks In !he contagious ward of the city hospital luring the past winter and spring are not among those who attribute the present criticisms of the management of that in stitution to prejudice or personal feeling. Among the patients none had a better op portunity of seeing and judging the kind" of care and treatment the patients re ceived than Molly Malmberg, a young woman In the employ of Mrs. Thomas Lowry, who was discharged from the hos- j pital on Sunday. Mlsb Malmberg, when seen by aJo vm «. 1 reporter, told a straightforward story of her experiences at the hospital. Her story was corroborated by the but ler, to whom had been intrusted making the arrangements for her care and who bad seen her frequently during her lone stay at the hospital. The story was told freely in order that It might be used to bring about an improvement in affairs. When the danger of contagion made it necessary to send a member of her house hold to the hospital. Mrs. Lowry arranged that Miss Malmberg should have a private room and receive special care if her case required it. She was taken to the hospi tal very ill, and on her arrival another patient was taken from a small room over the kitchen to make a place for her. Fresh linen was put on the bed, but the room received no other attention. Be fore this an attempt had been made to put her in the ward with other patients, but she declined to ro to bed. sitting on the stairs until other arrangements had been made. She protested to Dr. Clark when he came to see about her and put her in such a room. He replied roughly: "You ought to be glad to get a bed at all to sleep in." The anti-toxin treatment was given to Miss Malmberg immediately after her re ception and she was given a cup contain ing a gargle mixture with di rections to use it every fifteen minutes. There were no instruc tions for its use and no attention was paid to her to know whether she used it at all. The contagious hospital was then crowded and there were but two nurses for all the patients. After a few days these were removed and one careless and lazy nurse took her place, who did practically nothing for the patients. During the eleven days Miss Malmberg was in bed, the nurse simply came in to bring her food three times a day. At first she was bathed regularly and her hair combed, but after the change of nurses this was not done. \n Medicine. All the time she was in bed no medicine was provided for her and Dr. Clark never prescribed any. He never came into her room to her certain knowledge, but for one day and one night she was very delirious. During the night she attempted to escape by the window and the nurses had a severe struggle with her. They telephoned Dr. Clark, as she was afterward told by a nurse, but he did not respond and they gave her a dose of morphine to quiet her. The next morning she was still delirious but thinks Dr. Clark came in at that time. Two or three other times he loked in at the door but did not examine her. She was provided with spring water because that was paid for specially in her case, but the city patients drank the water from the hydrants. There was but one bath room and one set washbowl for the use of all the patients. Afier getting up, Miss Malmberg'a throat did not clear and the nurse, now a competent but overworked one, became alarmed. Her reports to Dr. Clark had no effect and finally Miss Malmberg wrote to Mrs. Lowry telling her of the way she was being neglected. The butler at once went to the hospital and saw the girl in the yard outside of the contagious build ing. He looked into her throat and found it in a very bad condition. During all of this time inquiries were being made daily from Mrs. Lowry's and Dr. Clark was re porting that Molly was getting along nicely and needed nothing. Could Xot Depend on Clark. Learning that Dr. Clark could not be depended uppn in the least, no further attention was paid to him. Medicine was sent in by another physician and a doctor who visited the contagious ward to see a special patient examined Miss Malmberg's throat and agreed to take care of her, if nothing was said to Dr. Clark about It. He Drescribed for her and visited her daily . On account of the long neglect, the healing of her throat was very slow and she was in the hospital nearly five weeks. Interest in the patients and a friendly feeling toward an overworked nurse, who In one case did not get to bed for forty eight hours continuously, led her to assist in the care of the patients as soon as she was able. In this way she became ac quainted with the treatment accorded to others. -\o Doctor for Five Days. There were frequently days that Dr. Clark did not visit the ward and. once for five days neither he nor any doctor from the hospital came near, although the nurse telephoned for Dr. Clark repeatedly. Dur ing this prolonged absence a little child sent to the hospital with measles devel oped, diphtheria and came very near death's door. One Disease After Another. It was not uncommon for patients to have one contagious disease after another, from not being properly isolated. When partly recovered, Miss Malmberg gave up her room to a patient for whom they had no private room, on condition that she could Btay with the nurse so long as she was there. In a few days both she and the nurse wer turned out to make room for someone else and for the rest of her time she slept with a child suffering from diphtheria. Clark Swears at Her. Miss Malmberg knew she was not get ting the treatment stipulated and paid for, and on at least one occasion, when this was called to Dr. Clark's attention, he swore at her. He was always rough, both in manner and language, with the nurses and city patients. It took nearly all of the nurse's time to see that patients got their meals and the most ordinary care. The convalescent patients washed the dishes, cleaned the rooms and waited upon the other pa tients. DishYrasMng: by Patients. The dishwashing was done in some cases by patients peeling with scariet fever. The food furnished was very or dinary and uninviting, and the nurse, no matter how willing, had not time to pre pare special diet dishes. Miss Malmberg spent much time making eggnog for those who needed something different from or dinary food. Casen of Neglect. Miss Malmberg gives many specific In stances of neglect of other patients. One of these, an old man named Swanson, had an ulcer on his back that the doctor who treated him before he was taken to the hospital had directed should be dressed twice a day. This was allowed to go a week without attention. Another man had been sent to the gen eral hospital with pneumonia. He was taken^with diptheria and sent to the con tagiouß ward. He had entirely recovered from this and. been discharged, but his case had meanwhile developed into con sumption and he needed continued hospi tal care. Being unwilling to send him back to the general hospital, he has been Continued on Seventh Pave. SATUKDAY EVENING, MAY 25, 1901. MONEY FOR MINNESOTA Government Settling for the Equipment of Troops. LAEGE SUM TO BE PAID Auditor for the War Department Passes Upon $22,285. LAMBERT IS SEEING ABOUT IT He Say* Legislation by ConKrcii Will Be Necessary to Secure the Amount Still Due. Tram Th« Journal Bureau. Boon* 45, Tout Building, Washington. . j Washington, May 25.—The auditor for the war department to-day passed on the account of the state of Minnesota for pay ment for equipment of troops who served in the Spanish war, amounting to $22,285. This is about one-third of the amount due the 'State on account of expenditures for that war, nearly all of which will be paid after examination during the coming sum mer. Former Adjutant General Lambert, who Is here looking after claims, said that it would be necessary to secure legis lation by congress before the auditor will have authority to order the payment of about $15,000 of the $50,000 still due, and a bill for it 9 payment will be Intro duced next winter. Under the act of the legislature. $10,000 of the payment ordered | to-day will be expended for the improve ment of the state camp grounds at Lake City. DANISH Several months ago Consul Freeman re- BUTTER ported from Copen hagen that a Danish FRAUD. inventor had In vented a process for preserving butter. Immediately the con sul's mail began to show letters from nearly every important dairy district In the United States, asking about the pro cess and how it could be obtained. Subse quent investigations show him that the invention was a fraud, and he now says as much In a supplementary report to the state department, from which I quote in part: The allegad inventor applied for a pat ent, but his application was rejected. The sealed package of butter which was presented as a test of the process bore a notary's cer tificate as having been sealed up in 1900, but it was proved that the butter had been pre served only a few weeks, the date, "Feb iuary, 1901," having been surreptitiously changed to lead "February, 1900." STATISTICS During the past six months smallpox has OF SMALLPOX been unusually prev alent in the United States, and what is strange Is the fact that it has appeared more widely in the west ern states than ever before. It is the usual thing for this disease to break out in the south, but aside from two states, i that section has been- free from It this I year. The public health reports show i that since the middle of last November, ' Colorado has had 2,197 cases, Indiana, 572; Kansas, 3,996; Minnesota, 3,038; Ohio, 1.780; and Wisconsin. 579. In North Caro lina there were 834 cases and in Ten nessee 4,281. In the country as a whole there have been within the past six months 24,150 reported cases, as compared with 10,738 for the similar period a year ago. It is said that no other country in the civilized world has reported so large a number of cases of this disease during the same length of time. The extent of the outbreak is explained in Washington as being due to a growing opposition to vaccination. Senator Hansbrough, HANSBROUGH who returned from New York Thursday, DENIES again denied reports of fabulous winnings ONCE MORE. on Wall street. When asked about it to- day he said: "I didn't break Wall street; neither did Wall street break me." He attributes the stories of his winnings to newspaper writ ers who wanted to fill space In dull times. Relative to the statements that Senator Wolcott had "tipped" hie friends in the senate on a. prospective combination, Hansbrough said he had seen Wolcott but once, across the street, since congress ad journed. He also said that he had seen Former Senator Pettigrew within a week, and of his own knowledge could say that the South Dakotan had not bought a share of stock. As to Pettigrew'a connecting himself with the Great Northern and Northern Pacific, Hanabrough said he was positive Pettigrew was not contemplating any such action. Senator Hansbrough will return to New York to-night for three or four days. He expects to start for North Dakota the latter part of next week. —W. w. Jermane. Waahinsrton Small Talk. Postmasters appointed to-day: lowa—Bflker, Jefferson county, Aaeuach Baker. Wiscon sin—Viking, Pierce county, Gunda. Ol^en. The controller of the currency approved the application to convert the Central Dakota bank of Arlington, S. D., into the First Na tional bank of Arlington, with a. capital of J25.000. Rural free delivery service bas been ordered established at Stockport. Van Buren county, lowa, July 1. with J. J. Donnard as carrier. Also at Van Dyne, Fond dv Lac county, Wis., wita John McArdle as carrier. SLAP AT BOOKER WASHINGTON. Harrisburg, Pa., May 25.—8y a vote of 101 to 7 the Philadelphia conference of the African M. E. church, which is holding Its annual session in this city, struck from the president's report the reference in the speech of C. W. Justin Carter of Harrisburg, to Booker T. Washington as "one of the greatest negroes in the world." SOME MOEE CREED REVISION US. BANK BOBBED Nitroglycerin Used by Thieves at Mineral Point. $80,000 IH CASH TAKEN AWAY A Reward of fI,OOO Offered, but There I* No Clue |o Work Upon. Mineral Point, Wis., May 25.—The First National bank of this city was robbed early to-day, the robbers getting away with $20,000 or more, mostly currency. The loss is fully covered by insurance. Entrance was effected through the shingled roof of the building, which is a one-story structure, thence from the attic to the vault by digging away the arched brick. From the inside the vault door was forced open and a so-called burglar proof safe was blown open with nitro glycerin. Everything indicates that the robbery had been carefully planned in advance. Officers are scouring the immediate coun try and the telephone and telegraph wires I are kept busy, but as yet there'is no clue. Business will be interrupted but temporarily. Later Reyorts SaY $30,000. A later report says the amount se cured by the robbers is $30,000. A re ward of $1,000 is offered for the arrest of the guilty men. It is thought the rob bery was committed by two suspicious characters who were seen across the street from the bank a month ago, at which time it is supposed they planned the affair. As there are no night trains out of Mineral Point, it is thought the robbers came from a near-by town and later drove back and caught a train i which took them to one of the small towns !on the Mississippi, where they are now . hiding. The large amount of "cash was to be used in paying off the miners and labor ers to-day. The robbers probably timed their visit to a day when they knew the funds would be large. M CGARRY^CQUITTED # Dubmine Man Gets Off on His Second Trial. Dubuque, lowa, May 25.—The jury in the case of John McGarry, charged with the murder of Attorney Lavake three years ago brought In a verdict of not guilt. This was the second trial.—Speaker and Mrs. D. B. Henderson have left for the east, and on next Wedne3day will sail from New York for their tour of Europe, which will occupy about three n oaths. NEW JOB FOR KRUPP. to Herr Krupp a contract for equipping the entire Swiss field artillery with Krupp guns, and the Krupp works are again under full tim*. EDISON AND KIDNAPPERS Young Daughter of the Wiz- ard Is Threatened. BOLD BLUFF FOR MONEY Edison Commanded to Place a Large Sum in a Lonely Spot. HIS HOUSE GUARDED CAREFULLY Inventor Make* Li«ht of the Matter, 7 bat Hi* .Wife In Seriously Disturbed. mmw Turk Bun SdoclmlSmrvlem New York, May 25—Little Madeline Edi son, the pretty 12-year-old daughter of Thomas A. Edison, the wizard of Menlo Park, is the latest proposed victim of kid nappers. It leaked out to-day that about two weeks ago Mr. Edison received a letter in which a demand was made for a very large sum of money to be placed in a lonely spot in the Orange mountains. The result of a refusal to comply with the demand was to be that at the earliest op portunity, Madeline, the youngest of the family and her father's especial pet, would be kidnapped and held for ransom in many times the sum first demanded. That some serious peril threatened the Edison family is shown from the fact that for two weeks i>ast Menlo Park has been carefully guarded. For two weeks now several detectives have been hard at work in the vicinity of Menlo Park. Two of them have made their headquarters at the Central Hotel in Orange and have taken turns in standing watch and ward over the residence of the wizard. Partial confirmation of the truth of the story is given by the strange demeanor of Mrs. Edison when she was seen by a re porter. On being asked whether it was true that a threat had been made to kid nap one of her children, Mrs. Edison ap peared to be greatly agitated and finally refused to either confirm or deny the story. Her manner left the impression that the story was only too well founded. Mr. Edison himself affected to make light of the matter, and exclaiming: "Oh, there's nothing in that at all," at the same time made no specific denial that he had received a threatenig letter. The grounds of the Edison mansion, which stands on a lofty knoll surrounded by dense shrubbery, fairly bristled with guards last night. A dozen men armed with rifles and accompanied by several dogs patroled the grounds under command of Chief Watchman Nimand. Two re porters who attemnted to visit the house were halted at 150 yards from the front door. A shrill whistle which was re peated from sentry to sentry showed that a complete cordon of guards encircled the house. The officers said they were on guard for kidnappers. They said Mr. Edison had received a letter threatening to steal his children unless a reward was paid. IOWA STATE U. C. T. Council Bluffs Get* the Next Meeting and the New Connielor. i Special to The Journal. Sioux City, lowa, May 25. — The lowa grand council of the United Commercial Traveler's association will meet next year at Council Bluffs, Sheldon and Ottumwa having been defeated to-day in a brisk contest for the convention. The officers are: Grand counselor, J. F. Helwing, Council Bluffs; grand Junior counselor, J. R. Treanor, Mason City; grand past coun selor, W. E. Trexler, Dcs Moines; grand secretary, D. E. Morron, Sioux City; grand treasurer, C. N. Bragg, Dcs Moines; grand conductor, A. E. Bray, Council Bluffs. Minor officers went to Cedar Rapids and Sheldon. The delegates ito .: the supreme council were instructed to ask that a prayer be in serted in the" ritual ; and that a Memorial day be , set ] aside for the fourth Sunday,; in November." when tbe dead "-will be honored. 24 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. alex mraziE IS LIBERATED North Dakota Man Imprisoned in California Re ceives Pardon at the Hands of President McKinley. McKenzie First Purges Himself of Contempt by Complying Fully With the Order of the Court and Turning Property Over. Washington, May 25.—The president has pardoned Alexander McKenzie, now confined in the jail at Oakland, Cal., for contempt of the circuit court of appeals for the Ninth circuit. Yesterday the attorney general made the following report to the president by wire: Have delayed report in the McKenzie case to make personal investigation as to wherein he is still in default and in order that the effects of your act of clem ency, should you be so disposed, might not be defeated by contentions as to the fact of compliance by McKenzie with the court's orders. The court advises me two specific things are yet to be done. I therefore now report in lieu of previous one prepared by me under mistaken information as to fact of compliance, that, in view of McKenzie's health and the recommendation by the court whose writs he disobeyed, that his sentence be commuted so that he may be released when the contempt la purged by full compliance with the writs of supersedeas issued by the United States circuit court of appeals of the Ninth'circuit. If you will telegraph me your decision I will direct release when court advises me of compliance. Last night the following telegram was received from Judge Morrow: McKenzie has this day fully complied with the order of the circuit court of ap peals by turning over to the defendants the remaining property which came into his hands as receiver in the cases in which he stands committed for contempt. The attorney general thereupn sent an additional telegram to President McKinley advising the immediate and unconditional pardon. Upon receipt of the president's telegram notifying him that the pardon had been granted, the attorney general, by wire, instructed the jailer at Oakland to immedi ately release the prisoner. McKenzie, who had been appointed receiver of a number of gold mines in Alaska by Judge Noyes of the district court of Alaska, refused to turn over certain gold dust, the products of the mines, when ordered to do so by the circuit court of appeals at San Francisco. He previously, by order of the court, had returned to the defend ants all the property which had come into his possession except this gold dust. For his failure to turn in this latter he was imprisoned for contempt of court. McKenzie claimed that he was following the advice of his counsel. The amount involved was over $100,000. ALECK'S DUST His Bad Lee" Caused the J Stern .• _ Judge* to Relent. From '- The Journal Bureau. Boom 46, ' Pott Building, Washington. - Washington, ; May —This . morning Attorney General Knox wired the warden of the jail at Oakland, Cal., ;to release Alexander McKenzie from custody at once in . compliance with : commutation -of sen tence, which : has the effect of full ;par don, Issued yesterday evening by Presi dent McKinley. 4^"v^ii"--.;'-^^£> Pi, - It seems," as a result of the president's consultation j with \ the judges of the court of appeals: at San Francisco, that McKen zie ; has had in his possession some j $8,000 in gold dust taken from the mines for which he has been receiver, and deposited in ■■■ the Seattle mint. As . a : condition precedent -to'their ' apporval .of pardon, the judges insisted that this dust should be turned over ■ to them iby : McKenzie. Yesterday afternoon the ; formal : transfer was authorized by McKenzie, whereupon Attorney General ; Knox, who was quickly apprised of it, wired the president recom mending : the pardon. ; The president acted immediately • upon receipt of the ; recom general that a pardon should be issued. mendation, and instructed the attorney Following is a copy of the. telegram re ceived by the attorney general this morn ing: Bw&fiiStfiSl ' •■• The . president' has ' commuted the' sentence of Alexander McKenzie to take effect ;at once STUDENTS IN A DDEL Mmw York Sun Samcial Smrvlam Rochester, N. V., May 25.—What appears to have been a bloody duel between two of the cadets attending the state Industrial school here was revealed through a hasty summoning of the coroner to take the ante-mortem statement of a dying lad at the school hospital. The report given by one of the boys says that Wednesday morning, just after reveille, two cadet 3 had en altercation which resulted in their drawing knives and engaging in a bitter fight. Arthur Colby, 17 years of age, of Can ton, St. Lawrence county, Is now lying at the point of death as a result, with a long, irregular knife wound in his side. The boys have a rule among themselves never to tejl anything that takes place inside their Institution, no matter how serious the case may be, and the best that Coroner Killip could get from the lips of the dying boy was that there was a friendly scuffle in which he got hurt. Others who were present at the time did not see the fight, and it is with the greatest difficulty that anything can be found out. The cadet who used the knife with such deadly effect is Henry Caraher of Utica, who is now confined in the guard house under double guard.- The point of his weapon entered Colby's back on the left side, the knife blade going between two ribs and penetrating the pleura. Col by was taken immediately to the hospital, where he has been suffering from internal hemorrhages ever since. He cannot live. As soon as Colby dies Caraher will be ar raigned for manslaughter. More Corruption at Manila Manila, May 25—12:20 p. m.—Captain Michael Spellman, Lieutenant Delbert R. ,^ Jones and Surgeon Dudley W. Welch, of Company G, ; forty-third infantry, stationed ' at Maasin, ; Southern Leyte, . have been ; arrested on charges of trading .' in : permits to - ;•' ship hemp . from • the > closed port. They .will be tried ;by court martial. It . has . not " been determined whether Manila hemp. buyers are directly; implicated. •■: Boston & Montana Co. Will Sell | Lowell, Mass., May 25.—8y a unanimous vote > the ; stockholders of •■ the. Boston &'3 Montana Mining and Smelting . company • have voted to dissolve ) the : company and sell f. the properties. ' This action •; is ■ the :. result of an T offer of ; $5,000,000 ' for; its; mining properties. : ■ '; '« ;, '■-: ■:••■'■ > A\gr. Ireland 'an Isolated Personality' Ml m w York Sun Spmolal Servlom % Vienna, May 25.—The Politische Corresponded learns from an important clerical ];*;. dignitary in Rome that while Cardinal Gibbons lives no new American cardinal will *be appointed. It is also asserted Iby the Rome correspondent , that Archbishop Ireland. • who recently made a strong : declaration in favor of the restoration of the temporal '"^ power :of * the r pope, has • lost 'many • friends by his abandonment iof his former attitude. ► ou this question, and la sow practically en isolated p«rsoa*litjr la the caurca, and directs that you take necessary steps t» secure his release from imprisonment. —Cortelyou, Secretary. May 15, the three judges who tried Mc- Kenzie, recommended to the president that on account of his ill-health McKenzie be pardoned upon condition that he fully . comply with the order of the court by surrendering the gold dust at Seattle and paying over an additional sum belonging to the defendants. Yesterday the attor ney general made the report cited above and the pardon followed. A letter received in Washington last night contained evidence that JMcKenzi* was in a serious condition physically, la 1897 he fell down an elevator shaft in a building in New York and injured one of his legs. Since that time he has had to have constant massage treatment, of which he was deprived while in confine ment. On the day the letter was writ ten a consultation of five physicians was held in the Oakland jail. Two were ap pointed by the court, two were McKen zie's own doctors, and the fifth was called in by the other four. They found that the injured leg was three times the size of the sound one. The presumption is that the report of hi 3 condition is what induced the judges to relent somewhat in their attitude toward the prisoner. Sena tor Hansbrough, who returned from New York, Thursday, was at the department of Justice yesterday and to-day, and was much gratified on learning of the presi dent's action. —W. W. Jermane. J. J. HILL'S GIH Ten Thousand Dollars for the Relief of Stricken Jacksonville. Special to The Journal. New York, May 25.—A stock company to rebuild Jacksonville is what seems prob able at the present time, although the company does not contemplate owning the city. Senator Call of Jacksonville hopes to organize a corporation for the purpose of lending money to persons who wish to build or rebuild in the ruined city. These plans the senator has submitted to J. J. Hill, the railroad magnate, who was so impressed that he offered the senator his personal check for 510,000 to be used in whatever way it was thought best. Senator Call's clan is to form a corporato association under the laws of New York or New Jersey. It Is planned to issue bonds, a portion of the proceeds from their sale to be set aside as a sink- ing 'fund. It is Senator Call's idea that money be loaned only for rebuilding purposes and in amounts not to exceed an extreme limit of $5,000 in one loan, thus giving to the fund extensive circulation. Edwin H. Van Antwerp of Yankton, S. D., has been appointed examiner of surveys in the land office at 13 a day. He was recom mended by Senator Gamble and Representa tive Burke.