erty, excepting such only for municipal, educa- tional, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes as may be specially exempted by law (X~l); county superintendents are expected to furnish statistical and other reports relative to private high schools, elementary schools, colleges, and other institutions of learning* to comply with regulations of the Compulsory Education Act. the term or period of private and parochial scnools may not oe shorter than that of public schools ; the Board of Education may prescribe courses of physical education for all private, elementaxy and nigh schools (ed. Laws, 1919, p. 31) ; the state board ma3r refuse to admit to the accredited 'list a normal' institution not requiring a suitable course of physi- cal education, according to an opinion of the attor- ney general of the state, members of the Catholic Sisterhoods are eligible to teach in the public schools; after September 1, 1921, all youths between the ages of 14 and 17 years or 14 and 18 years, who are regularly employed, may be compelled to attend part-time school not less than four nor more than eight hours per week, between 8:00 a. m. and 5:00 p. m., during the school term.
For statistics of Catholic schools and colleges see : Indianapolis, Diocese or; Fort Watnb, Diocesb op: Notrb Dame, University op.
Recent Legislative Changes. — ^The legislature of 1909 provides for the abolition of the convict ssrs- tem of contract labor in 1920. In 1913 a tract of 1584 acres in Putnam Countv was purchased for a state farm for male offenders, not felons. By an Act (1917) the General Assembly provided for the election of delegates to a convention for the revision of the constitution, which Act was declared nuU and void, since the Legislature had exceeded its authority, inasmuch as the question of calling a constitutional convention had not been submitted to referendum vote. In 1918 the governor was authorized to appoint an unpaid commission of five persons to investigate child welfare and social in- surance. Prohibition and woman suffrage became effective that year. Later legislation provides for the establishment of a farm colony for the feeble- minded, the registration of voters, the extension of workmen's compensation to include coal miners, and a grant to the counties giving them the right to construct and maintain highwasrs. The new tax code limits the amount of annual taxes in any taxing unit to a sum not greater than the tax yield of the preceding years, and the total rate for all purposes to one and a half per cent, unless the tax commissioners permit a higher rate.
Religion. — ^TKe accompanying table shows the latest statistics for the various forms of religion represented in the State.
Kecbnt HisTORY.-*In 1911 Indianapolis, the capi- tal, "Was the scene of wholesale indictments of the officials of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Workers of America for d3aiamiting several large buildings in the United States. These acts were a part of the warfare against employers who refused to accede to the demands for closed shops. The climax came in the destruction of the Los Angeles Times, by the McNamara brothers, who were in the employ of the union, which had its headquarters at Indi- anapolis. In 1914 it was discovered that certain Bills had been signed by the governor under a misinterpretation. They had been passed in one house and defeated in another and presented to the governor as having passed both houses. Indict- ments of the Lieutenant-Governor and of the Speaker of the House followed, but no intention to defraud was discovered. Another el^ioA ecan-
dal occurred in 1915, when the mayor, sheriff, and chief of police were convicted of election frauds. In recent times Indiana has furnished many prominent names to the literary history of America, the poets, Joaquin Miller, John Hay, James Whrt- comb Riley, and the fiction writers. General Lew Wallace, Meredith Nicholson, Booth Tarkington, and Annie Fellows Johnston.
Adventists of the Church of God
Adventists, Seventh Day
Baptists, Northern Convention.
Baptists, National Convention.
Catholics (Latin Rite)
Christian Missionary Alliance.
Church of Christ
Church of God
Church of the Living God....
Dur^anls (German Baptists) . .
Evangelicals, Christian Congre- gation
Lutherans, Evsmgelical Synodi- Cfid
Lutherans, General S3niod
Mennonites, Old Order
Mennonite Brethren in Christ.
Mennonite Old Order (Wisler)
Methodists, African Episcopal.
Methodists, Episcopal, South..
Pentecost Church of the Naza- rene
Presbyterians of the United States
Reformed in America
Reformed in United States
Scandinavian Evangelical Bodies
United Brethren in Christ
Volunteers of America
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