FRANCIS, JOSEPH MARSHALL: Protestant Episcopal bishop of Indianapolis, Ind.; b. Eaglesmere, Pa., Apr. 6, 1862. He studied Racine College (1879-82) and Oxford (1885-86), and was ordered deacon in 1884 and priested two years later. After being in charge of the mission churches of St. Edmund, Milwaukee, and of St. Peter, Greenfield, Wis., 1884-86, he was canon of All Saints' Cathedral, Milwaukee, 1886-87 and rector of St Luke's, Whitewater, Wis., 1887-88. He then went as a missionary to Japan, where he remained until 1897, being professor of dogmatic theology in Trinity Divinity School, Tokyo, 1891-97 and subdean of the same institution 1893-97. Returning to the United States, he was rector of St. Paul's, Evansville, Ind., 1898-99, and in 1899 was consecrated bishop of Indianapolis. In theology he is in "entire conformity with the teaching of the Episcopal Church as laid down in the Book of common Prayer."