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The New Educational Code
The twelfth legislative assembly au thoiized the appointment of an educa tional code commission to consist of five members. The governor appoint ed on this commission Superintendent John Dietrich of Helena, Superintend ent T. J. Troy of Havre, Superintend ent Grant E. Finch of Dillon, Super Intendent of Public Instruction W. E. Harmon and B. F. Maiden of Libby. This commission has had frequent meetings during the past year and were in almost continuous session during the month of December. The law authorising the creation of this commission provides for the codifica tion and revision of the school laws. This the commission, has done in a most admirable way. The bill which has just passed the house, and is now before the senate, contains none of the radical measures which some have advocated, and lacks some of the progressive measures which other states have. It is con servative all the way through, the in tention being to remedy the inconsist encies and make for a better and more equitable administration of these laws. The bill provides for the repeal of all existing school laws and the substitu tion in their place of an entirely new body of laws, most of which is a re enactment of the old law, harmonized throughout. The bill is divided into 22 chapters, each chapter being com plete as to subject matter. It is so arranged that any layman can read its provisions and understand the same. Some of the new provisions are given in the chapter headings below: Chapter T. State Board of Educa tion.-This board consists of 11 mem bers, three ex-offico and eight are appointed by the governor. It pro vides that no person shall be appoint ed a member of the board who re sides in a county wherein is located any one of the institutions under the control of the state board. This pro vision was put in hoping to do away with the political log rolling which has sometimes crept into the man agement of these institutions. Chapter II. Superintendent of Pub lic Instruction-The state superintend ent is authorized to appoint a rural school inspector, which5 it is hoped, will aid greatly in creating greater in terest in rural life and be of great assistance to the county superin tendents in the organization of the work in the several counties. Chapter III. County Superintendent of Schools.-The county superintendent is given greater authority and greater discretionary power in many particu lars and especially in the creation of new districts. Realizing that this officer is much overworked in ,many of the counties of the state, provision is made for the appointment of clerical assistance. Chapter IV. School Districts-The provision concerning the organization of new districts has been so changed that the county superintendent has more discretion in the matter of granting petitions, and it gives both i the old and the new district an appeal to the< county commissioners, and further provides that the old district must have at least 10 census children and a property valuation of not less than $1,500. Under the old law, when a petition for a new district was regu larly presented to the county super intendent, she must grant the petition, even though it should leave the old district practically bankrupt, and it would have no appeal to the county commissioners. Chapter V. School Trustees.-Their powers and duties are more specific ally stated, and some additional au thority is given. The trustees have power to organ ize and maintain night schools when ever in their judgment such schools are necessary,. They are authorized to provide books, clothing and medical aid to in digent children when it shall be made to appear that such is needed. Clerk.-The duties of the clerk have been more accurately defined, and some additional duties enumerated. School trustees in districts of the third class are not permitted to pur chase charts without the permission of the county superintendent. The object of this is to do away with the "shark" chart agent. Chapter VI. Schools.-The chapter defines the public school and pre scribes the courses which may be given therein. Chapter VII. Pupils.-One most ex cellent provision in this chapter is that prohibiting secret fraternities in the public high schools of the state. It is well that this provision is put in at thlb time, before our high schools have been ruined by these pernicious so cieties. Chapter VIII. Thachers-Under this law the teachers are given nmore per manent tenure of office. It provides that after the election of any teacher for a second consecutive year, he shall be deemed re-elected from year to year thereafter, unless the board of trustees, by a majority vote, on or before the first of May, shall give notice in writing to such teacher that his services are not required for the ensuing year. Chapter IX. County Examinations and Certiflcates.-This does away with the third-grade certificate and makes all county certificates good in any county in the state, upon being regis tered and endorsed by the county su perintendent. The second-grade cer tficate has one less branch than at the present time, namely, physical geography. The first-grade certificate adds physical geography, American lit erature, algebra and school manage ment to the subjects required for a second-grade certificate. This certifi 50 geo ?'" (,niin MldQr~rn I pS/ ' cate is' good for three years. The pro fesslonal grade adds geometry, physics and elementary psychology to the sub jects required for a first-grade cer tificate, and is good for four years. Normal credits acknowledged.-This chapter also provides that any appli cant for any grade of county certifi cate who has completed at the Mon tana state normal any branch for such certificate shall, upon filing with the county board of educational examiners a statement from the president of the normal college to that effect, may have such grade credited, without ex amination, on such certificate. Cer tificates now in force and subject to renewal are subject to renewal under the new law. Chapter X. Teachers' Institutes and Summer Schools.-In any county or counties of the state the county super Intedent or superintendents, by mutual agreement, may make such arrange ments, acting with the advice and con sent of the state superintendent for holding a summer school for three weeks in length in lieu of an insti tute or institutes for such year, and the board of county commissioners of each county shall appropriate for such summer school in like sum as is pro vided for in the case of teachers' in stitutes. A teacher attending any sum mer school, either within or without the state, may be excused from insti tute attendance by presenting a cer tificate showing attendance at such summer school and having the same approved by the county superin tendent. Chapter XI. Compulsory Attend ance.-The compulsory attendance law has been reworded so that there is no uncertainty as to Its meaning. Chapter XII. School Libraries. This gives the county superintendent more authority in districts of the third class, and makes it mandatory on the part of school trustees to expend the library money for books. Chapter XIII. Legal Holidays.-This names the legal holidays. Chapter XIV. Special Days Not Holidays.-This deals with special days not holidays-Pioneer days and Arbor day. Chapter XV. City Superintendent of Schools.-No changes of any import ance in this chapter. Chapter XVI. Schoolhouse Sites. This makes it necessary to submit all plans for building to the state board of health and be approved by them before contracts can be entered into. It provides that every schoolhouse must have a vestibule of reasonable size. Chapter XVII. Industrial Education. -The chapter re-enacts the law on in dustrial education. Chapter XVIII. Textbooks.-The law with reference to the adoption of text books has been changed so as to make the adoption period six years instead of five. It also provides for adoption of one-third of these books every two years, so that not more than one-third of the hooks may be changed during any one year. The old provision with reference to free textbooks was re-enacted. This provides that upon the proper petition being presented to the board; they must submit the question to the peo pie as to whether or not they will have free textbooks in that district. Chapter XIX. Industrial Schools. This chapter re-enacts the provision for industrial schools. Chapter XX. Finance.-This is a re enactment of the provisions of the old law bringing in the provisions per taining to school taxation and bond issues in one chapter. Chapter XXI. County High Schools. -The principal change in this chapter is the provision that in any county where a county high school has been established, any district which main tains a high school, duly accredited by the state board of education, shall be entitled to a refund of county high school moneys levied and collected for maintenance from such district. Chapter XXII. Miscellaneous.-This chapter deals with fines and penalties, etc. NEW YORK STRIKERS TO RETURN TO WORK Now York, Feb. 24.-As the result of c.oferences between MI. J. Roagan, state industrial mediator, and T'homas A. Rtickert, president of the United arimncnt \Vorkcrs' union, it was an nounced tonight that 10,000 men and women emlployed by the members of the Association of Boys' C'lothes' Man ufacturers of New York, whil hlave been on strike for two months, would return to work this week. The agreement, it was announced. Irovides for a wage increase from $1 a week to 10 per cent a week for each worker, a maximum of 54 hours labor a week and no discrimination in the re-emplolyment of workers. Ahout 60,000( garment workers of the total number who, went on strike on January 1 are not affected by this set tlement. GARRISON JAP INDICTED. Great F'alls, Feb. 24.-(Slpecial.) Pharging that he committed the rob bory of the postoffice at Garrison on January 15, getting therefrom $2.500. the federal grandl jury today indicted T. Toda, a Japanese, and the court fixed his bail at $2,500. Hie will be arraigned in the federal court at Mis soula. DARROW PREJUDICED AGAINST BAIN WITNESS SAYS LAWYER WAS 'IN FAVOR OF USING PER-EMP TORY CHALLENGE. Los Angeles, Feb. 24.-LeCom pte Davis, who was associated with Clar ence S. Darrow in the McNamara de fense, testified today in the second trial of the Chicago lawyer, after Spe dal Prosecutor Wheaton A. Gray had devoted more than two h ours to tile cross-examination of Lincoln Ste'tferns. The magazine writer gave substan uaolly the same tnswers he made at the first trial. Davis said Dlirrow was preljudicedl against Robert FI. 1ain, the juror he is charged with corrullting, and that at several conferences between conll sel for the defense regarding the dis position of the juror, l)arrow favore ' the use of the peremplltory challenge to get rid of Bain. The day Ibefore the exercise of per ciipturies, he sild, Bhert Firanklin asked him to use his influen'lce with Darrow to have Rain rethired, hecause he (Franklin) knew that "lrth was all right." Davis corroborated Ilmuch of Stef fens' testimony concerning the com lpromise in the MecNamunra lase. He said his first knowledge of the nego tiations for the pleas of guilty came from District Attorney Freldericks inl a conversation on Novelmbor 22, six days before the arrest of Franklin for bribery. At that time, Davis testified, Fred ericks asked him: "Whiy don't you quit this horseplal'y, old boy, and ,come through and plead guilty?" The witness said he opposed the co,mpromise, but was finally conviinced that the attitude of those who sought it was the right one. The day before Franklin's arrest, the witness said, Fredericks told hinm, 'Whatever you do has got to be done quickly. This fellow is running for mayor, and you have got to be quick about it." Davis explained that the prosecutor referred to the mayoralty campaign between Mayor Alexander and Job: Harriman, an assistant counsel in the McNamara case, who was the socialist candidate for mayor. . . . . . . . . .. .I NEW COIN TO BE OUT SATURDAY TREASURY DEPARTMENT AN NOUNCES MILLIONS HAVE BEEN REQUISITIONED. \Vashington, Feb. 24.-The new nickel of Indkin head and buffalo de sign will be put into general circula tion on Saturday. Already the treas ury department has received applica tions from banks for more than 2, 000,000 of the new coins. The new nickel soon to take the place of the Goddess of Liberty nickel, which has been in use for many years, will have the American bison on one side and on the other the American In dian. There will be no 'V." Instead will be the bison, under which appears the words "five cents" and "e pluribus unum." In design it will be truly American. It was designed by James E. Fraser, of New York. The mint at Philadelphia has begun the stamping out of the coins at the rate of 120 a minute. CONFESSES A MURDER. Provo, Utah, Feb. 24.-A man who was arrested for vagrancy at Spring villle today confessed to the city mar shal that he and a companion killed a Denver & Rio Grande special agent near Denver on the Moffat road while engaged in a boxcar robbery about a year ago. The prisoner said his name was Joseph N. Mills. He will be held until tile Colorado officers have been communicated with. A Good Cough Medicine for Children. Convincing proof of the rare cura tive properties of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy came from Mrs. Mary Fawcett of Grinnell, Iowa, who says: "Chamberlain's Cough Remedy helped my little boy a great deal when he had whooping cough. It is a good medicine." Fur sale by all druggists. S--Adv. Did you get a 4 The White Salo White is s u la Sal ta Catalog I a big vonir?-not many help to out-of left, town women. Thousands Attend the White Goods Sale It seemed as if all Missoula had been waiting for this event. From opening time in the morning until doors closed at night, all regular hands and many extra helpers were busy in the Dry Goods store and all day the phone calls came in asking if supplies would hold out until tomorrow. It was a busy day but not more so than we ex pected, because we knew such values and such varieties would draw a crowd any place. This morning the Sale takes a fresh start-everything in apple pie order, and if your Monday's duties at home kept you away yesterda y, let nothing interfere with your presence here today. The Sale Brings Extraordinary Opportunities in Fresh, Fascinating Muslin Underwear t * Such a wonderful, snowy mass of dainty whiteness seldom greets the eyes of admiring women. What, but women's own fastidiousness about their undergar ments--the personal, intimate pieces of their apparel -could call forth styles so numerous, materials so ex quisitely fine of texture, so beautiful to behold. But there is more than beauty, variety and desira bility of styles to commend this Sale. It is genuine .° ECONOMY to buy during this event. We've thrown Sour entire force into the thing and the values reflect our efforts. a NIGHTGOWNS-All kinds and styl'sa; of fine COMBINATIONS-(',orset .c, r and drawers or muslin, trittmed with en ridetl rv with ht, : skir't; s f t'soft nits'. k, deettp yo\ki of hlce nd Insertion or large (crochet medallions a nd wide bnding trim'it tld with rithbon or enlbroidery; rsatin ribbons-$1.25. skirt or drawers trimmed to match - 1.25. NIGHTGOWNS-O- f erenp, which requires no SKIRTS-t-(f fin, muislin; straight cut, narrow ironing, white, pink, bile or figunredl; slip-over hilpped modelst triitmmed with embroidery; iand "'V"-neck ttyles, wlith yokes trilnlllntd with I thera \with fillunces of el mbrolidery or lace; lace or embroidery and pin tucks- $1.25. splendid ganlents, unusual values --$1.25. La Grecque Underwear at HALF Combinations, formerly $2.00 to $10-$1 to $5 Nightgowns, formerly $2.25 to $10-$1.15 to $5 Petticoats, for. $2.50 to $15-$-1.25. to $7.50 Princess Slips, formerly $3 to $8-$1.50 to $4 LEONA 3-PIECE GARMENTS, reduced One-Fourth; formerly $1.75 to $15.00-$1.32 to $11.25 First Appearance of These Exclusive Novelties Sale of Laces and THE NEW SKIRTS-Made on narrow lines, are THE NEW COMBINATIONS-In Princess, Knick Embroideries ,ieautitfully ln,,ie with rows of frine shadow rhoeker or waint ecotbint o ns, an ext nsiv' lo'ce anid inisertion run with \\ash rihtl n and ,lvariety i'f designs; of soft nain.i iook, titmmedt Lace edgings and inser- 3c ornanenited ih dainty ribol bs; trlb un- witIh tine danitiest laesth nd embroideries and deyluy of heavy n, t or smie soft material also, ribons--$1.25 to $15.00. tions, at ....................... ,ing trl$mmn d---- .1.2t5 to lho.Oo'. Valenciennes laces, in Esstwinnl worthy of note are tho 'ortna-in Valenciennes laces, in t. THE NEW GOWNS--Some wltll yokes of tlin garment wo haiti nmrked at specially this sale at ........................................ . heavy li, or dainty etmbroidery; ome Iw , ricet.. i Mal with t olthxil e r skirt or drawers, Linen torchon laces, in with d~e yoke nof srSw.ss embrohlery, trihn- of gtgood iattrintals, trlined In many pretty this sale at ........................................ -n- with lc Isernti and ribbon bows; ways, either with ie\'vy tir flue lacee or em ltlll others with Emlire yoke of atll-over Itroildry--- 9¢ and 984. Genuine Zion laces now iC nmroldery and slev\'es to match. (Ont selling for only..................... ....t' te novelties, very pretty one, Is the THE NEW CORSET COVERS are shown In an Embroideries, values to - Sutrplice gown, with eubrhlery yoke, flnlshed endless array o f styl.s, In all-ov\r embroidery, 30c, at h.......... pin tucks and ribbons-.. .towns, $1.50. nainsook, ltng'loti , tint ..., slln and crepO to $9.04). materitls; the n-,\, Hmishop style i buta one of Embroideries, values /3c THE NEW PRINCESS SLIPS-Very prett tyles, acorn or more candidate for favor; sizes 34 to 35c, at - a.................................. of soft na ook, eautified with t to 44 - 35 $3.00. Allover and corset 12 I/ .n. eit brodery cleverly applied; -these . "re THE NEW PAJAMAS-In crpe, rmercerlzd ina cover embroideries .... ,C iti with and without underlaya; all sizes-. terials and soft ailka, made In Dutch and Embroideries, values 1.75 to $15.oo. rou,-neckt stylesi'- -$1.50 to $5.00. to 50c, at ........................................1 5 c to $1.00, at ..v 25c Beautiful French-American Undermuslins Embroideries, values Wonderful novelties inspired by Paris, made by French people in America, to $2.75, at ............... .............. C every bit as dainty as the imported garments which are expensive because this $1.50 and $1.75 a country levies a duty of sixty per cent. Combinations, slip-over gowns, flouncings, at ........................... C corset covers and chemise which are just a frostwork of heavy embroidery on Beautiful embroider- ..cobwebby batiste or mousaline. ies, worth to $5, at ............. l Combinations-$2.00 to $s8.4)4. Corset Covers-75- to $3.00. Slip-Over Gowns-$1.25 to $6.00. Chemise-$1.25 to $1.75. Buy White Goods During Sale Splendid Savings in Domestics Only once a year are such opportunities presented to Sheetings, sheets, pillow eases towels, toweling and buy these staple white dress and underwear materials at table linen can be bought during the White Sale at less than our regular low prices. Now is the time: prices housewives will be glad to share in. WHITE ROSE ENGLISH SUITING-Tlu- netartat alilprctith ti real linen MUSLIN SHEETINGS-StandardI gioods In Ibrandt whos-e to-ry-day value #gtOdi l i o te tirket; it is wiixn,- i fitiln d litk- lhtn , washtuls el kn w . Anic' or n ds for n y[r a ead. lik.t li.tn-, and can be used for th nlle p.llu loS8 tl llllnn: "'allllnrs' C'hotti" Itltuch, d ihHt-l lK, :3-illh, rtrgularly 10i--8 C. G~-itch, rtg-larlt 45 yit _ "Strlliig or I t seull-" hi·tinK, 72-intch, r-gnlarly 28c--224. 72-itch, regul'trly 4ic ytard-40 '"Sterling or 'pll-rell" t he, r ii- . a- -litch, r-gularly 32c-26 . 81- itch, regularl y i00f yard--474. St..rllng or g tintr-ll" achetlng i90-lnhi, rigularly 35c--304. 90-ilch, regularly 75e yard, . 'l-'ruit of tht ii ooi"i sheetihg, 3t-tntc, h rgultarly 15i yard-10- . -i",ch'rtt of the I uiii" shoot ing, 72-tilt-, r-guilarly 32 yart -274. INDIAN HEAD MUSLIN-FTull iltacihed ad sahrunk ready for uI-; 41- "I'ruilttof th t Ioomi" ahtitiIng, I8-ilt'll, regularly ice yard- -30. Incth; r-egularly 25' yard-- "ru it of th e - I ,on" hoo'titg, 90-ihchg, regulitrly 40 ' yrad--- #. VARIOUS WHITE GOODS--Suehl as Madras walltings andit Shrrettes, In 4I-in'h "iFruit of thet- Ing,tu m" Itllo\V 'tIH-tig't , riegtulrly 24,; yard--l18. stlf-strit-s and chks anid dotted l Sw.isl;es; allo new artng good; t"lqluot" ihenting, Itd;t mllh, 81-lnch, regularly 40t yard--35.. nlrkedtt to sell regularly at :5e aL yarld; Juring this iale, oiily- -25. HEMMED SHEETS WHITE LINEN SUITING-Strlictly pure linen, soft finlaished, for dresses. "Speelal." heauvy qtultity. G4x90 Inchlis, r-egularly 50se-35'. etc.; 45 Inches wide; regularly CGc at yal'd--5()4. "bt'onltlo y," rtft I'iihiiltl.l," tlxII0 IttittiH's, riglltltrly fi5(---.504. BERKELEY CAMBRICS-The stanldard fine white goods for unlderwear. "I)reamiand," extra i lthtvy, XIx90 Inchti-, regullarly 85c--[65. No. 60-36-Inch, regularly 15c-124. "It-fttnder." extra quality, 81x90 liincIes, regularly $1.00-854'. No. 100--30-inch, regularly 20c-17. PILLOW CASE INDIA LINONS-.Excehitional valuis at regular prices, 'tyet reduced for "The Iurrleane," 42x36 Inches, regularly 1e-144; dozen-$1.50. tile' white tale: Itegular 12%o quIality--104. "Ivory," sizo 45x3:6 Iltcies, regularly 22t' -184; dozen--$2.00OO. PRegular 20c uluallty-164. EMBROIDERED PILLOW CASES AND BED BETS Regular 25c quality-194'. Pillow ('ases, three different tldsignrs, 45x36 In.. reg. i70c Ir-54. NAINSOOKS-It las always to one's advantage to ,buy thse soft, sheer, 3-Piece Sets, design or Inlttil, et-tt set boxedt, reg $. $. $3.75, wite gtoods here, but especially so during the .Whlte Stale whe subl- TOWELS- MERCERIZED TABLECLOTHS stantitil savings are possible' ao 30 Inches wide: TOWELS MERCERIZED TABL.CLOTHS- Regular 20c quality-186, 100 HIuck Towela, doz.--B54. $1t.75 2x2 yds., boidt-red--1l.451. Regular 25c iquality-19. _. 15c Huck Towels, doz.-$1.15. $2.00 2x2% )yds.. border.--1.65. An extra special offeling-Manhattan Nalnasok, very flne quality, 10 35c Linen Face Towela-25. $2.50 2x3 ydtls., bordered-$1.95. yatrdsi In a piece, boxed--$1.50. 15t Turkish Towels, 18x36--104. NAPKINS TO MATCH ABOVE LONGCLOTHS-These are goods made and put up Ralspeciall.y for us and 3c Turkish Towels, 22x40-25. 18-in., regularly $1.25 doz.-9~ the qualitits are well known; special advantages In buying during this sale: $1.00 Geriman Bath Towels-T.5#. 20-In., regularly $1.50 do--$1.2O No. 225, 36-inch, 15c quality--Piece (12 yds.)--$1.35 $1.25 German Bathi Tow'l--1.0o 22-in., regularly $2.00 doz-$1.6O No. 300, 36-inch, 18e quality-Piece (12 yds,--$1.70O $1.50 German Bath Tow'l-11.20 No. 400, 38-inch. 20c quality--Piece (12 yds)--gi.95 TOWELING- LINEN NAPKINS No. 600, 42-inch, 30c quallty-Plece (12 ydsh)-$2.65 Cc 18-in. Cotton C'rash-4#. Odds and ends and discontinued No. 800, 45-1inch0, 35e quality-Piece (12 yda.)~-$3.00 13c 10-in. Linen Crash-9#. patterns In unhemmied napkins, Not. 9100, 45-inch, 40c quallity-Piece (12 yd5.)-$8.90 13c 18-Inch Stark Mesh-10. . regularly $2.50 to 56.00 a dozen.. Wammsutta, nainsook finish. 36-inch, reg.. 18e yd-1.6. 65c, 756e Webb's Irish Huck---450 reduced 20 PER CENT.