Religion: McConnell Moved

At the end of their month-long Quadrennial Conference, Methodists meeting in Kansas City decided who should succeed the retiring Bishop of New York, Luther Barton Wilson, who is aged and somewhat infirm. Bishop Francis John McConnell, hitherto of Pittsburgh, was the man they chose.

Since 1919, when, in criticizing the condition of the steel industry, he rebuked the late Judge Elbert Henry Gary and spoke harshly of the 12-hour working day prevalent then, Bishop McConnell's name has been perhaps more familiar to laymen than that of any other Methodist. Always vitally interested in questions of public as well as churchly import,...

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