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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2W.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRII, 15, 1909 TWELVE rA0.ES.
JSINGLK COPY TWO CENTS.
Department! of Justice.. -and
Interior and Comm.
mission to Co-opery '
WICKERSHAM CALLS CONFL.
Informal Discussion of Plans to E
. Closer Relationship. N
PLAN CF PRESIDENT TAFT
Amendments to Existing Laws Will
RUMORS OF FRICTION ARE DENIED
Cabinet Member Mart Offlclala of
('(nmlMloa fr There la No
Fanadatloa . for Reports
V .PIIINOTON. April H.-An Important
conference waa held today at the Depart
nicnt of Justice, the pHrtlea to It being
Attorney Gcnernl Wlekcrsham, Solicitor
General Bower, firprelary Nagel of the
Department of Commerce and Labor, Secre-
lary Bellinger of (he Interior department.
Chairman Knapp and Commissioner Frouty
Df the Interstate Commerce commls8lon
and Representative Townaend of Michigan.
The Idea of the conference waa to form
among the Department ' of JuHtlce, the
Department of Commerce and Labor and
the Interstate Commerce commission a
cms co-ordination In the work of the
Ten dnya ago Attorney General Wlcker
aham indicated to ttuse who were present
ot today'a conference that lie desired to
consult with them concerning Prealdent
Taft'a plan to effect a closer relationship
among the departments, particularly with
respect to the consideration of cases In
volvlng alleged violations of the anil-trust
law. In the view of President Taft, li may
be possible to frame amendments to the
existing law that will bring about the
desired eo-ordlnatlon. The. discussion today
wa purely academic and Informal. No
reference- was made to the letter of At
torney General Wlchersham concerning the
Morris Packing company of Chicago or to
any other apeclflo case now pending before
the Department of Justice. It can be aald
authoritatively that rumore of friction be
tween the Department of Justice and the
Interstate Commerce commission are with
out substantial foundation. Thla statement
la made directly by the attorney general,
by Secretary Nagel and by the commis
sioner representing- the Interstate Com
merce commission. Chairman Knapp of
th commission and Commissioner I June, In
eharge of the prosecutions by tha commla
slon, unite in the declaration that tha
relations between Uie commission and the
fpartment of Justice are friendly and not
.the least r"4iaapruintuiettf la fell - by the
commission at any notion taken by the
' Department of Justice. It la the desire of
the administration to work out a plan of
Uetslatlon that will be satisfactory to the
departments concerned and that will pro
mote the Interval of the people. It is
asserted that tha tlireo departments will
work In consonance In the carrying out of
thlr general scheme Initiated by President
Ten Riot Leaders
Are Put to Death
Execution ' Ends Religious Trouble
Back of Street Battle in
El. PA HO, Tex., April 14.-The Herald a
correspondent at Torreon, Mexico, thirty
mile from Velardena, where the rlota oc
curred on Saturday last, resulting from an
older preventing a religious parade, has
returned from the scene of the trouble and
reported that one rurale, one woman and
three other men were killed In the street
fighta. Tan of the leaders of the rioters
were taken prisoners and executed. . On
arriving at Velardena Sunday night, the
correspondent say s, the soldiers compelled
the leader of the band engaged to furnish
music for the procession to give the names
of tha men who had contracted for the
music He gave a list of fifteen names
and ten of this number were arreated. Upon
the order or tha governor the men were
aummartly executed at daybreak Monday.
The remaining five men are being searched
for. The town Is still In control of the
troops and order la b-jlng maintained. The
riot was directed solely against the au
thorities end none of the property of
Americans waa damaged.
President on Trip
to New York
Taft Family Will Be the Guest of
Henry W. Taft Attends
Meeting at Yale.
WASHINGTON, April 14.-Presldent Taft,
accompanied by Mrs. Taft and other mem
lers of hla family and a number of young
people who have been gueata at the White
House Curing the Banter holidays, left he:
for New York at 12:30 p. m, today over
the IVnnsylvanla railroad. Arriving in New
York this evening, tha prealdent and Mrs.
Taft will bi the guests of the pres dent's
brother, Henry W. Taft. anl wl 1 attend
a theater party given by him tonight. To
morrow morning the president will go from
, New Turk to New Haven to attend a bu li
nen meeting of the Yale corporation, of
which he fa a fellow. This villi be the
second corporation meeting the president
haa attended within a month. He will
leave New Haven late Thursday afternoon
and alter spending tha evening in New
York will leave there at mLInlghi and
reach Washington early Friday morning.
DROWNS HIMSELF IN BATHTUB
'"rate Veteraa Coaaaalta lal.
e at l.oetavlll FIrat
lasaeal Beth Wrists.
LOl IBVIIXE. Ky.. April 14-Crl-Bei
M '-s Gibson, who served In the Confed
erate army duiiig the campaign In Vir
ginia, cjoimlited suicide here today by
drowning in a bath tub after slushing his
wrlaU with a raor. Colonel Gibson a as
JJ year old
Brown Asks Free
Duty on Hides
Nebraska Senators Will Offer Amend-
ments to the Tariff Bill Accord-
inj to Their Views.
i (From a Staff Correspondent.)
SniNGTON. April 14. (Special Telo
jSenator Brown will tomorrow offer
Minolta to the nenrilnar tariff rir.
-.flkea out section 197 of the Aldrlch moa
m r i e .
lire, having relation to the lumber sched
ule, having the effect of putting lumber
on the free list. Tha other amendment
Will put a specific duty of half a cent per
pound on pumlcesUme. manufactured or
unmanufactured. lAter Senator Brown will
uuresa me senate in support of tho
mi.i.M Durum said today he wai
strongly In favor of a duty on hld-a and
would probably make a apeech In support
of such a duty, which U In the Interests
of the cattle growers of the country, free
nidus being only in the interests of the
former Representative Pete Hepburn
closed his Washington homo today and
left tonight wtih hla family for Clarinda
la., to remain during the summer. Colonel
Hepburn Is either unprepared to say
whether ha will seek the nomination for
the Sixty-second conKress or doee not con
sider it politic to discusa the matter Just
now. He merely amlled when It waa sug
gested that he might again seek a seat in
the route from his old district.
Night Riders Are
Terror to Renters
Make Threats Against Tenants Who
Pay More Than One -Third
WASHINGTON, Ind., April 14. "Night
riders" are terrorizing land owners and
tenants in the vicinity of Harrlman's
Ferry, south of this city.
William Schrolucke, owner of 700 acres
in that neighborhood, reported that twenty
men on horseback visited all hla tenants
and informed them that if they paid
greater rent than ono-thlrd of the crop
raised, their crops would be mowed be
fore they became ripe.
A riding plow waa destroyed with an axe.
Farming machinery belonging to three ten-
anta on another farm were destroyed.
Thomas Taylor, a wealthy land owner,
received by mall a package containing
powder and matches, with a note of warn
ing of what he might expect if ho Insisted I
en one-half crop rental.
A few daya ago a stranger entered a
tore at Ivy and asked the merchant for
reduced price on all the carriage whlDS in
stock. Thla la taken that the rldera intend
tg administer floggings.
Is Helen Boyle
St. Louis Couple Think She Resembles
Servant Who Absconded
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April I4.-In the hope
of discovering their missing house maid,
'Clara,"' who disappeared September ,
19U7, on the aame morning that $6,100 worth
of Jewelry waa atolen from a email cabinet
at their home, 19 Lenox Place, Mr. and
Mrs. it. Chouteau Dyer have gone to
Bharon. Pa., to look at Mrs. Helen Boyle.
The girl who disappeared was a new em
ploye, Mrs. Dyer knowing her only as
"Clara." She waa about 26 years old and
had "blue-gray eyea, with a caat in one
Mrs. Dyer haa seen published photo
graphs of Helen Boyle. and haa read news
paper descriptions of the woman. She
came to the conclusion several daya ago
that the plcturea resembled "Clara" and
that the description fitted "Clara" also.
Accordingly she and Mr. Dyer have gone
to Sharon to look at the famous prisoner
CANCELS POLICY ON LIFE OF
MAN HUNTING CRAZY SNAKE
Baatera Aeeldeat tuaaraae Com pa ay
Alarmed at Report Risk la
searchlaa; (or Chief.
GUTHRIE. Okl.. April 14 -The danger of
hunting Chltto Harjo or Craiy Snake has
alarmed an eastern accident Insurance com
pany that holds a risk oh the life of Wil
liam Tllghman of Chandler, who haa gone
to the Creek country to find the Snake
leader. The company telegraphed to Its
agent here today that if Tllghman waa
employed in that work he should cancel the
policy at once.
Saaw at Fort Dodge,
FORT DODGB, la.. April 14. (Special
Telegram.) A heavy anow haa been de
scending here for the laat twelve hours,
leaving about four lnchea of anow on the
ground in apite of a alight thaw.
Lavelle Jobless May Now
Go and Get Crazy Snake
"Just as The Bee aald." remarked Patsy
ilea fey as Martin Iavelle, patrolman No.
43, turned up from being lost. "I knew,
too. that he was around town somewhere
and would stroll in like that."
Martin l.avelle did not go gunning for
Chief Craiy 8naka. He waa not tha man
who laid low that warrior bold who haa
terrorised tha Southwest and landed on
the front page for days In succession.
But Martin Lavalle la at liberty to go
and hunt for Crasy Snake or any other
snake, for Chief Donahue has given him
a suspension from police duty in Omaha.
Thla auspenslon will continue in force and
effect until Martin Lavelie glvea satisfac
tory explanation for hla sudden disappear
ance from his post April 1 Police officers
who peremptorily quit their po' of duty
are not the ones that catch tha thief, so
the chief bellsvea
Possible dismissal from the police fores
Peace Reigns in Turkey Following
Change in Ministry Demanded
TEWFIK PASHA GRAND VIZIER
Soldiers Disperse Quietly to Quarters
When Announcement is Made.
RELIGIOUS PARTY IN CONTROL
Imperial Proclamation Orders
servance of Sheri Laws.
NIGHT IS ONE OF ALARM
oilers Fired by Troops la Celebra
tion of Victory ef Tf Tarks
la Mistaken by ro palace
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 11-The
members of fhe new cabinet have been In
stalled In office. Immediately after the
ceremonies, which were followed by the
reading of the Imperial proclamation, or
dained the observance of the Sheerl laws
and the preservation of the constitution,
the troops, who since jestcrday have aur-
roMnded Parliament building, dispersed
quietly and returned to their quarter. On
their way they fired volleys from, their
rifles as a sign of rejoicing.
The cabinet, as definitely constituted, is
Grand Vlsler Tewfik Pasha.
Minister of War Edhem Pasha.
Minister of Marine-Vice Admiral AdJIe
mln Pasha. '
Minister of the Interior Adil Bey.
Minister of Justice Hasan Fehml Pasha.
Minister of Finance Nury Bey.
The other posts are filled by the previous
City Qeler la Moraine
Constantinople was quieter this morning
after tho exciting occurrences of yesterday
and business gradually waa resumed. A ma.
Jorlty of the garrison, however, still occu
pied a position In front of the Chamber
of Deputies and the War office, where It
awaited the formation of a new cabinet.
The night, however, waa one of alarm.
The troops celebrated the overthrow of the
young Turka by Tiring contlnuoua rifle vol
leys. This alarmed the entire population
of the city. Tho people were Ignorant of
the cause of the firing and thought a fight
was going on. The sultan granted
practically all the demands of the riotous
troops, namely, the adoption ot the Sherio
laws aa the baala for new laws; the dis
missal of tho grand vlxler, the ministers
of war and marine, and Aimed Rlza, presi
dent of the Chambers, the latter to be re
placed by Ismail Kernel, provisional leader
of the. liberal union; tho removal from Con
stantinople ot Hussein Jahld, chief editor
of Tanln, and of Rahml and Javid, deputies
from Salonlkl; the appointment of Zohrab,
an influential member of the liberal union,
to be vice prealdent of the Chamber of
Deputies, and finally the removal of the
officers of the Salonlkl battalions of chas
Beurs. The casualties resulting from the rioting
of yesterday include Nexlm Pasha, minis
ter of Justice In the late cabinet, who was
mistaken for Riza Pasha, minister of
marine and killed; Ral Farha, minister of
marine, who waa wounded, and Sadlk
Pasha, who was killed. There also were
several casualties among the troops.
Upheaval Waa Expected.
The events of yesterday surprised no
body In Constantinople. An upheaval waa
expected as a result of the recent develop
ments and the Increasing dictatorial meth
ods of the committee ot union and progress.
The Incentive to the movement appears to
have emanated from the recently formed
Mohammedan league. The cf.'orte of this
organisation were aided by a general order
from the commander of the First Army
corps Insisting that the troops must fire,
when so ordered by their officers, even
upon theological teachers and studenta
when these Individuals participated In de
monstrations. The issuance cf thla order
inflamed the popular opinion and tha aul
diers, under the direction of tha non
commissioned officers, revolted. They seised
and bound their commissioned officers and
marched to the moaque of St. Sophia,
where they voiced the demands that since
have been acceded to.
Notwithstanding the absence of the com
manding officers the troops observed splen
did discipline. The deputies arriving at the
House of Parliament were saluted by them,
a fact that showed that the movement was
not hostile to the constitution. There was
a certain amount of desultory firing during
me day, but mostly Into the air.
When It waa learned that their demands
had been granted, the mutineers, headed by
a band, marched to Ylldia Kiosk for the
purpose of acclaiming the eultan. They
requested his majesty to repair to Stam
boul and wear the "green turban" In order
to testify his respect for religion. On their
way to Yildlt Kiosk the troops were
cheered by the people with cries of "Long
live the Mohammedan religion."
Constantinople waa In a atate of panic all
day long and business waa at a standstill.
and loss of pay for the time he has been
absent without satisfactory excuae, may be
I.avclle a punlahment, aaya Chief Donahue.
The latter aays he thinks the officer Is
guilty of violating rules 66 and 67 of the
police code of regulations. Those para
graphs in the code provide that absent
patrolmen who fail to give prompt and ac
ceptable reasons for not being present at
roll call, shall be punished aa stated.
Charges against Lavelle will be filed
with the Board of Fire and Police commis
sioners at thslr next meeting, Monday
evening. The hearing probably will occur
on the next Monday after that.
I have been around Omaha and South
Omaha." Is all that Colonel Lavelle has
thus far vouchsafed as to hla whereabouts,
although he has submitted a physician's
certificate to the chief, stating that the
mUaing policeman haa been under the care
of a doctor.
That la not a aufflcleat explanation,"
saa Chief Donahue,
PUT IT ON
From the Philadelphia Record.
PROHIBITION IN MISSOURI
House Votes to Submit Constitn.
tional Amendment to People.
IT NOW GOES 'TO SENATE
If (hat Body Approve. Cleetloa Will
Be Held Next Tear K Adopted
It Will Be (effective la
' 1018. ' '
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo... April 14 -The
lower branettor theMisMM. legislature
today passed by a vote of S to SI, a resolu
tion to submit the prohibition constitutional
amendment to the vote of the people at
the regular election in November, 1910.
The measure la yet to be acted on by the
senate and If It passes that body the
overnor"s signature will not be necessary.
Many republicans . voted for the resolu
tion, but aa a rule they opposed the sub
mission. The democrats with the excep
tion of the members from the cities, voted
The anti-saloon forces Were lead by Mrs.
Carrie Ie Stokee of Kansas City and
Mra. F. R. Ingalla of St. Ijula. For many
weeks they have boon working with the
doubtful members and tomorrow they will
transfer their energies to the senators. If
the amendment Is adopted by the voters
of the state It will atop the sale of in
toxicating liquors In Missouri and will close
all saloons, breweries and distilleries In the
It is said the senate is friendly to the
resolution which the house passed. Before
the final vote waa taken letters from many
rellgloua organisations were read on the
floor. . If tho senate votes favorably on
the resolution and the people of the state
adopt the amendment It will become effec
tive January 1, 1913.
Mrs. Egan is Dead,
Worried About Son
Mother of George W. Egan of Sioux
Falls Brought to Her End
LOGAN. Ia, April 14.-4Speclal Tele
gram.) Mra. William Egan died at her
home In Modale early yesterday morning.
ner qeatn was aouDliess due to worry
and great anxiety over the trouble imposed
upon her son, following the prosecution
and conviction of Mrs. Mosea Kaufmann,
charged with the murder of Agnes Polrels.
Mr. Egan waa employed by popular sub
scription to conduct the caae againat
the wealthy brewer's wife.
me funeral services of Mra. Egan will
be held at Modale, Thursday morning at
9 o clock. Interment at Missouri Valley.
Mrs. Egan la survived by one daughter and
8aorstorra at La C'roaae.
T . r . c i . .... . ..
rjoor.. wis., April 14. A severe
snowaiorm nas been raging here since mid
night. Th rp Inches of snow Already hats
fallen and there U no cign of abatement
BACK AT THE
The business office of
The Bee is to be found
again in the ground
floor corner of the Bee
Building, which has
been enlarged and re
fitted to accommodate
the growing needs of
the office force and
patrons. Entrance from
HER HAT AND SHE WON'T
Ohio River Boat
Goes Down After
Striking a Rock
Seventy-Fire Passengers Rescued in
Drenching Rain and
PITTSBURG, April 14.-Followlng a re
markable aeries, of accidents and a tern
peat uoua voyage, the steamer Virginia,
from Cincinnati to Pltuburg, waa finally
wrecked late laat' night In the Ohio river
at Wellsvllle, O. '
The boat, the largeat plying the upper
Ohio, went down cloae to here after strik
ing a rock and tearing a hole three feet
long In the hull. The passengers, number
ing fifty. In a highly nervous condition aa
a result of minor accidents earlier In the
evening, became panto stricken when the
vessel met with the laat accident and It
waa with difficulty that a crew of seventy
five men restrained them. Although handi
capped by darkness, a high wind and
drenching rain, the crew managed to place
the passengers safely in boats and put
them aahore. From here they were taken,
scantily clad, to a fire engine house In
Wellsvllle, O., and later reached the
warmth of a hotel by means of a police
Squad of Women Invades State House
in Effort to Secure Passage
SPRINGFIELD, III.. April 14.-Unmask-ing
a battery of smiles and arguments on
the members of tha general assembly, tho
equal suffrage lobby today Invaded the
floor of the hall of representatives and;
the senate chamber and sought to enlist
legislators in favor of the woman suffrage
bills now pending before the assembly.
Scarcely a member of either house es
caped a feminine request that ha add hla
vole to those pledged to support the cause.
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS' STRIKE
Protest at Mera Agalast Repressive
Meaaares la Battoa Makers'
MERU, April 14.-A general strike of
twenty-four hours' duration wae Inaugur
ated here today aa a (iroteet against the
repressive measure taken by the troops
during the recent strike of button makers.
Workmen are marching through the city In
column formation, with women and children
In the lead. Meru Is filled with soldiers,
but the perfect haa decided not to Inter
fere unleaa there Is violence.
Kills Wife aad self.
KANSAS C1TT. April 14.-Frank Wil
liams, aged 61 years, a laborer, today ahot
and killed his wife. Addle, aged ypan
in their home in Roeedale, a suburb. Wll
liama then committed auiclde. Domestic
trouble caused the tragedy.
Uncle Sam Will
WASHINGTON, April 14.-No more will
cheap revolutions In neighboring countries
be encouraged by the eaay manner In which
it waa possible to purchase old arma of the
Orders have been Issued at the War de
partment stopping the practice of selling
the discarded arma. It haa been reported
at varioua time that revolution I at a in Cen
tral and South America obtained arma from
the United States.
It remained, however, for the police of
Chicago to complain that the aale ot the old
Springfield rifle recently discarded waa
cauatng trouble for them. Tnat complaint
waa followed by an order against the sale
of th remaning 1.000 rifles by auction.
These rifle may be. sold, to itrlotio or
BRYAN PLANS, EASTERN VIEW
Washington Times Says He is Deter
mined to Stand for Senate.
SAYS HE IS WEAKER THAN PABTY
Barkett Meatloned as Hla Opposes!
A so on a- Repobllrana Attltade
t Other Democrats Not
From a Staff Correspondent.)
! WASHINGTON, April 14. (Special Tel
egram.) The Times of this city prlnU
tonight the following regarding ihe po
litical situation in Nebraska and Bryan's
decision to run for the senate:
That William Jennlnga Bryan has
about resolved that he will make the race
for United ri tales senator In Nebraska
next year la the latest Information which
cornea from his state.
"After the presidential election last
autumn It waa commonly accepted that,
his home atate having gone democratic,
Mr. Bryan would become a candidate for
the senate. Hla party had complete con
trol of the legislature and set about to
put into the statute booka various meas
ures which Mr. Bryan had advocated,
eapeclally the bank guaranty law and
the Oregon senatorial primary law.
"Later came a report that Mr. Bryan
had about decided to change hla plans
and keep out of the senatorial race. It
waa explained that he had small interest
In making a political fight for control
of his own state, with serious chancea of
being defeated and thus humiliated as
national leader. The result was that his
closest friends for several months were
of the opinion that he had given up all
thought of running. This Impreaslon
was strengthened when it waa announcod
that he had bought a farm In Texas
and arranged to have a fine winter home
"But now comes from Nebraska a re
port, ao definite as to amount almost to
the announcement, that Mr. Bryan has
decided to run fo rtho senate. It la aup-
poaed that he believes he can win and
that, coupled with thla impression, there
la a strong idea that he could maintain
a hold on his party and make It more ef
fective for the furtherance of hla future
plana by getting a place In the senate.
"Mr. Bryan's run In Nebraska last fall
la being analysed with a good deal of in
terest. It la atiggeated on one side that
hla atrength was responsible for carry
ing through the state and legislative
tickets and three of the six congress
members. On the other hand. It la de
clared that the plurality of Mr. Bryan
in the atate waa smaller than the aggre
gate democratic pluralltlea for the legis
lature and for the congressional tickets
or for governor; In abort, that by thia
compariaon Bryan appeara weaker. In
stead of stronger, than hla parly.
Mr. Bryan would have to defeat Sena
tor E. J. Burkett, who la eervlng his first
term in the upper branch, and la con
aldered likely to have no aerloua oppo
sition for the republican nomination. Mr
Burkett ia a politician of resource, en
ergy and uniform succeaa. He Is a great
organizer, which Mr. Bryan la not. and
(Continued on Second Page.)
CHICAGO. April H.-Chlef of Police
Shlppy of Chlcagu explained today that he
had dlacovered some weeks ago that many
hundred of the old United Statea army
rlflea had been sold In Chicago atorea In
discriminately and that he protested to the
"I learned that the government had aold
a large consignment of the rifles to on
man; that he had sold them In turn to
atorea throughout th country," aald Chief
Shlppy. "Tha stores were retailing them
for almoat nothing and it seemed to me a
dangerous thing. With such weapons ob
tainable ao easily th community might be
imperiled In times of strikes or riot. The
War department haa informed me It will
iU no more of the weapons and will melt
up what remain of Intra."
DECIDES TO ACT
Disregards Adverse Opinion of Ex
Commissioner Calkins Auditor
TREASURER BRIAN WILL NOT SIT
Though Member of Board Under law,
Holds it Invalid.
NO WARRANTS FROM AUDITOR
Leg-al Opinion is Two Subjects Clearly
Contained in Bill.
BUSINESS IS NOT INTERRUPTED
T. J. Majors Elected Prestrieat mm
Caperlntendent Cirefcam of floata
Omaha Secretary Janlor
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 14. tSneclal.) Not.
withstanding Auditor Barton presented t'l
ine new state zxormai board a decision
by former Supreme Court Commissioner
tu. c vaiKins tnat tne law unfler wlilcit
It was appointed waa unconstitutional.
the board Proceeded to meat in tha nffli-.
of the governor this afternoon and or
ganize. Treasurer Brian refuaed te meet
witn the board. The following officer
T. J. Majors, president,
N. M. Graham, secretary.
President Major appointed the follow.
Auditing Ktat Tmi.iim. T. A D.I..
----- - - M ft.nattini g fl . 1 1 I, .
N. M. Graham. W. H. Green.
Executive Fred A. Nye, T. J. Majors,
W. H. Green.
Teachers and Employes B. C. Bishop,
N. M. Graham. T. J. Majora.
Text Booka and Libraries Fred A. Nye. .
E. C. Bishop, E. I.. Adams.
Jtldlclnrv K T. id.m. t.1-. & x.. ,
Printing 'w. H. Green. E. L. Adams.
N. M. Graham.
On recommendation of State Superin
tendent Bishop the following were reap
pointed aa principals of junior normals:
O'Neill Pr. H. K. Wolfe.
Alliance Superintendent I W. Hayes.
North Platte Dr. J. A. Beattle.
McCook Huperlntendant C. W. Taylor
Geneva Superintendent R. W. Eaton.
Some Vet to Follow.
The committee on teachers will select
the heads of the other junior normal
after a conference with the state superin
tendent. These are located at Valentine,
Broken Bow and Alma. Th Junior nor
mals are to begin June 7 and continue
eight weeks. The board proceeded with
routine work Just-the same as if trier
was no other board In existence. Presi
dent J. W. Crabtreet of the Peru normal
asked permission to arrange for th um
mer school session. This was referrel
to the committee on teacher and m
ployea, the Kearney Normal school to be
Included. President A. O. Thomas of th
Kearney normal was not present.
The members of th new board met In
the office of the governor thia afternoon
and though Treasurer Brian was Invited
to attend he refuaed to do ao, holding
that the law which created the board waa
Invalid. Auditor Barton was called be
fore the board and he read to the mn.
bers Judge Calkins' opinion of the law
ana informed the member that he would
not issue a warrant on Ita voucher, until
tho bourd had established It legality.
Jadae Calkins Oplaloa.
In his opinion Judge Calkins recited th.
history of the varioua law which provided
tor tne establishment of the Peru nnnui
school, the normal school at Keamav whl.h
waa established under an act of IftOS and
the law providing for the establishment
of the Junior normal schools passed the
same year. The Kearney normal Bchoot,
he recited, waa to be Under the direction
of the State Board of Education, th same
aa the Peru tw-rmaJ school, while th Junior
normals were to be under the direction
and control of the state aunerlntendant.
Under the. junior normal school law. the
opinion says, student who had completed
the elementary course of the state normal
achoola ahould be granted an elementary
state certificate bj the Board of Education,
tho- same as graduate of the Mat normal
The opinion say the apparent purpos
of tho legislature was to abolish th Stale
Board of Education and to provid for a
new board under another name, "Th
Normal Board of Education," which ahould
exercise the powers of the State Board of
Education, and in addition thereto have
control over the junior normal schools. Thi
waa Bought to be done by amendments to
sections 1 and 22 of the aubdJvUlon H,
chapter 79, of the statute.
Oae Sebjeet la a Bill.
Judge Calkins quoted article 2, aectlon 11,
of the constitution to the effect that no
bill ahull contain more than one subject,
and the same shall be clearly expressed la
ita title; no act shall be amended unless
the new act contain th section r ac
tion so amended and the sections so
amended repealed. "Where the title of a
bill Is, as in thla caae, to amend a par
ticular section, no amendment I permlaea.
ble which ia not germane to the subject
matter of th original section Indicated,"
aays the opinion, and Judre Calkins auotnri
several caeca to confirm that decision.
The section sought to be amended, the
opinion aays, provides for the creation of
a board of education for the manaa-emrnt
of the atate normal schools to consist of
the state treasurer, at at superintendent
end five others. As amended the aectlon
provides for the creation of a new board,
to be composed of the same two state
officer and five member annotated h
the governor and confirmed by the senate
vnd the member shall not he of una ns.Hi I.
ral party. It is also provided that no
ptreon ao appointed shall hold any of fir
under the government of the United State
or of any state and that no member shall
serve t'pon the committee of any political
Tlie opinion aays: "The laat two qualifi
cations are the only one sufficiently defi
nite to be enforceable; but treating them
all seriously and not aa political buncombe,
thy relate to tr qualifications of mem
bera for appointment to auch board, and
may, we think, be Tegarded aa within th
subject matter of the Irlglnal auction.
Jaaler Normal Sclioais.
"J. The Junior normal schools ware au
thorised by an independent act of the legis
lature; their direction and expenditure of
tre money appropriated for their mainte
nance waa confided altogether to th atate
superintendent of public instruction, and
tho only function that the State Board of
Education was io perform la connection
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