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DEPLORABLY CROWDED Superlnteodaot's Report Shows Itol Buildings Cannot Properly Hccomodate Pupils. ? CONDITIONS IN EAST END Twenty-three Rooms are Overcrowded Board Has No Money With Which to Provide Additional Quarters Regular Meeting of the Trustee::_ Mlso Lewis Resigns. Thai Homo of tho oily public school buildings arc In a deplorably crowded condition wns shown last night by tlic monthly roporl of Superintendent of Schools W, C. Morton t<> tho hoard of school trustoo8, According t<> thiti report there nrO more than forty pupils ?cniod in each of twenty throe rooms In Uta school buildings In I0a.-.t Hnd, several of Ihcso rooms containing ns many aH forty-six and forty-eight pu? pils. Tho vontllatlon of all tho rooms of tho buildings was dos|gnod for tho ac? commodation or forty pupils as a max? imum, nnd It Ik generally rocognlxod that the crowding of tho rooms is not conducive to the gOod health of the pupils or Iho tenchors, Tho school hoard recognizes t-Is fact, but It hits no funds with which to oroet n now building to accommodate all of tho school children of tno city. The hoard met In regular session last night with President Puckel t In the ohalr and the following mombora nrenetlt: Messrs. Harrison, lluffmau, rhllllpH and Blbly. Money Needed. The finance committee reported that It hail a balance of $1.111.04 on hand, hut that between this time ami Dee ombor I. when the Statt1 school fund becomes available, the expenditures >>r the hoard would amount to about $4.000. Arter some discussion or tho money question, the chairman of tho committee Was Instructed to make ar? rangements with the hanks for bor? rowing sufficient funds' to conduct the schools until the Stnto fund Is avail? able. Superintendent Morton reported that tit present there Is a total of 2,433 pupils on the roll of the schools, 136 more than were on the rolls thin time last session Of thin number there are 1,78(1 white pupils nnd 6-17 negro pupils. The average dally attendance for September was 2,107. or 127 more tttiti tfthe dally average tittcmll'iucc in September of last session. At the request of the owner of tho building occupied by Jefferson Avenue school N'o. <!. tho board directed the buildings ami grounds committee to secure another vacant room In the vi? cinity of the present school ami to move the equipment und pupil to that room as- soon as practicable. MIrs cwls Resigns. MIhk Lola Fay Lewis, teacher In the Twenty-eighth street school ten? dered her resignation to the board and MIkb Minnie Know, a graduate of the local High school in the class of t'.tOr,, was elected to succeed her. Mary Fultz was elected a teacher in the col? ored schools and Martha Freeman was appointed 'a substitute teacher for those schools. A resolution offered by Mr. Phillips wns ndopted amending the school law so that no non-resident pupil may lie given a permanent seat In the city BChOOlB until the second Monday after the opening of the school ses don. This change was made because a number of nohresidont pupils apply tor enroll meat In the schools before some of the city child:-'-:) and tho hitter ate thereby deprived to a seat. Superintendent's Annual Report. Superintendent Morton made a very interesting annual report to tho board for the session of 1906-07. This re? port tliows Hint during the past B08 scion. 60 per cent of the whit,- BchOOl population was enrolled in the city schools. The total school population 1 ! L23 yvl 'he total enrollment for ' the tSwifflwtyiJ.lT.''>. f tuition per pupil In the nigh school was $2.64, in the white graded schools it was $1.02 and in the colored schools it was GS cents. Monthly Report. 1 The superintendent made the 4$V>I lowing report on the enrollment and average daily attendance of pupils for September: On roll. Av. D. At. High school.if'11 Jgjj White school No. i. ...632 1ST While t.eh No. 2.37B 3351 White school No. ;; . 39 37 White school No. 4. ...364 -J2S White school No. r>. ...2f,7 228 While school No. G."?'?> ??? Colored school No. I;. .446 375 Colored school No. 2. ...168 164 Colored school No. P.. ... Toials . The board ordered the clerk to pay bills aggregating several hundred dol? lars. ^_ REAVES GETS HEARING TODAY. Alleged Highwayman Has Been Iden tlfied by Miss Young. Willie Reaves, the negro who Is churned with having held up and robbed Mrs. Anna MCGall and her sis tor. Miss Llsxle Youne. on Twenty fifth street near Wlekhnm nvonuo a week ago last Sti?urdnv nlg.it. will he given n p elimlnarv ' hearing be? fore .lioitlee Rrown In the police court this morning. Retires was Identified by Mia:1 Young in the police court ten dnv mo nnd at that time the justice CO' tinned tho ease so that the man cnild 'secure counsel. Want to sell Heal Es? tate, and pome have great bargains. Why don't wo buy them?. Well, wo can't buy them all; we want our olicnts to take some of them. Please allow uh to bIiow you what we have paying from 8 to 12 per cent, not. Powell Trust Co. BANKING X INSURANCE Rents & Real Estate 2711 WASHINGTON AVK NEWPORT NKWS, VA. _._I ?P.S. 6ILLDGK 5ILEN1 ?oller Will Not Tell of Son's ' Wheredbou's SHE DECLINES 10 SEE OEIECIIVE Offlcorr. Are Confluent. However, That They Will Locate and Arrest Fugitive, Who la Wanted for Cut? ting Dlxzon's Throat. Mrs. aiUootf, mothor of w. v. aiiM look, who out w. D. Dtxr.on'a throat at ?L'S Korty-fourl)? street last Tucb day evening, rotu.-iod to this city yes? terday morning froth Norfolk, where sho went with h?r son several houis after the culling took place. Detec? tive I'earson called on the woman at ,ho:- homo shortly after her return here-, hut she refused to see the de? tective Bending him word that a con? ference with h>>r would ho useless as she did not propose to Inform the po? lice of her sop's whereabouts. I It Is believed that Hillock Is still In Norfolk and he probably will be arrested within the next few days. It was learned yesterday that Dr. H?tts was not suniqtbncd to the aid of the wounded ?nah until nearly throe ipiurto'rs nf an hour after the cutting occurred, and that the unfor? tunate man had nearly bled to death whl u the physician roachotl tils side. I it was also learned thai Qlllock lefi the house before the physician was called In and was joined by his niothot shprtly afterwards, and the pair lojtl the city for Norfolk at s o'clock In? stead of !> o'clock as first reported. ?tflftflBBa?OQPP0fiO9PQBPOPapV ?S Social-Personal *f rsTTiWis t. 4MHo5B6x rfrmrsyy Mrs. (J. A. Sinclair, of Ashevlllo, N. C, and Miss Mary L. Kapler or New Otleans are the guests of Mrs. M. \V. Onylc 124 Thirtieth street. Miss McClay of Shlpporsburg Pa., Is the guest of Mrs. M. J. Solomon. MIsr Virginia Hewlett of Bedford City. Is visiting her uncle. Mr. \V. B. Mr. J. B. Via nnd family, of Honrlco county, are the guests of Mr. Vla's niece. Mrs. W. T. Peck. 101 ? Twenty third Btrt el. Miss Mildred Ellington, of Bluoftold, Wesi Virginia. Is visiting her cousins, the Msses Elllogton on the Boulovara. Mrs. Phillip T. Ilosser has as her guest at her home on Twenty ninth street her sister. Miss Helen ltosser, of Washington. D. C. Mr. ami Mrs. Charles Turner nnd Mr. II. A. (looile, of Albemnrle county, are visiting Mr. A. D. Yatos in East End. Mr. David Williams, who has bee 1 tho eiiest of Mrs. A. 10. Morgan <>u jon Twenty ninth street, has retun od to his homo In South Wales. Mrs. .1. Howe nnd Miss Louise 1 iowe have returned from B visit to Blch mond. Miss Anna I'aulln de Canizliros. of Wavne. Pa., left yesterday for hoi home after a visit to M s. Thomas F. Steariles, on West avenue. Fire at Sea. NEW YORK, pet. 10. 'l ie- Austrian steamer l.iitlla. which an Ivcd today f.ont Tries! ? with 703 passengers, had a narrow escape ironi destruction by fire lu mid ocean during; a violent storm on October I!. The crew fough, t'>c flnmes till day before thev wmi extinguish. <1, while the panic sti icken passen go:h prayed for help. FIRE INSURANCE CO MAY HAVE TO DISBANO Sfockholtfers Cannot Meke Pay-, ments on taint of Lisses Across Poads NO P?UCIES HAVE BEEN MUTEN Mcet.iHj Will be Held Tonight for Pur? pose of Discussing fie Situation New York Business Man Contem? plating Buying Half of Stock, and' This May Save the Enterprise. Having been notified by Bovornl of lh?- largest of i.io lochl stockholders, that, owing lo financial losses incurcd In business ventures lit Pino llchchj und tile KxpOBltlon, they will bo Uli-' able to meet further payments on their stock, the officers <>r the Eastern] Pin- liiBitrni. Company, Inc., of New pott News. Vs., yesterday Issued a call' a mooting of all <>f the stockholders! of the company far s o'clock tonight, lo pass upon the advisability of tltn-i banding the company, Tills company was organised here' ivornl months ago by a number of well known local business men and Us object was to engage |u the II o In suranco bpsln'osij In this ami other stater. The capital stock of the com? pany was placed at $100,000, but ow? ing lo the fact that many local busi? ness men have Invested heavily In en tcrpilsos at Pine Doacll ami the Kxpn iltloh; the entire Issue of the stock has never been disposed of. Now that some of those who subscribed to the stock will bo unable lo meet Cue pay? ments on it a number of those litter? ed In the Company deem It advis? able to disbnnil, as iiioiv seems to be but little prospect of disposing of the slock for some time to come. It was reported yesterday that n well kltowh bUSlhosa man of New York hnd been negotiating with'the company for f,',n.onn worth of stock of the concern mid should lie purchase that amount of the stock it Is possible that the com pany will be able lo start Its business within t no near future. The comp'iny has not written any insurance I SPENDS FOOTBAlC MONEY IN IMPROVING PARKS (Merchants Association Orders All Bills Paid Out of Profits From Saturday's Game. At the meeting of the Merchants' Association last night all bills incurred hy the association in arranging for thn football gnnio between tho Uni? versity of North Carolina and Wash? ington and Lee I'nivorsity at tho Casi? no park last Saturday were ordered paid. The fomaindOr or the fund re? ceived from the proceeds of the game will be used in improving Washington and Orcutt Squares. The association discussed at somo length the football game which it to be played nt the Casino park Thanks? giving Day hot ween William and Mary College anil Richmond College and all arrangements for the match were left to the athletic committee. It |s very probable that the east and west stands at tho Casino park will be lengthened before this game as'It Is expected that more than 4,000 people will witness it and the present stands are not large enough to accommodate such u crowd. Notice. Patrons of the Newport News Light an,I WtttO'.' Company are horeny re? minded that water bills must be paid hy the 1111I1 lust. All delinquents on the Uth hiHt.. will have their Supply cut off pursuant to notice given all consumers. Newport News Light and Water Company, by L. h MANVILLK. Superintendent. 10-llOt. M*M**U?IM??-v [..j.^Tll <n^lMSlJltf| Where QuallV is Uppermost. Comfort Loving / Women efhOUltl see lllOSO Cushion Sole Shoes in Button and I?aoe we are showing, made of soft French Kid. flexible hand tinned sole, and medium la-el: n Bhoa that simply cannot hurt, when properly fitted, as wo al wavs do. $3.50. WE FIT FEET. Ii EIS EN MAN'S * I SHOE PALACE I i 2600 WASHiNGI ON AVENUE. < % a For Woman's Eye ? Women's troubles very often occur regularly at a certain time every month. Be? cause this may have been so all your life,'Is no reason why' It should continue. 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