PRINCIPAL T. E. MANNESS AND SEVERAL CL ASSES AT EIGHTEENTH A VENUE SCHOO
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Institution Is Educational Home
of Hundreds of Foreign
Amid the din of street cars and a
heavy trallio in one of the moBt con
gested tenement districts in Newark,
the Eighteenth Avenue School serves
one of tho largest enrolments in the
city. Founded in the early seven lo»,
the school was then in u residential dis
trict, and tor years was a male red
. building, with lew rooms, tnat stood
there. The present structure was
started In lht.0, and item nine to time,
u.s the population grew in tin. ulst.iot
which It served, auditions intvo oeon
mode, until today it aOeoinnioda.ee l.siw
pupils in the main scnooinuuse, well
a building rented from Judgi Krueger
is known as tin i.lvingbloii Street .,n-|
ilex. The annex is virtually a pint of
the school, ns the records me kept to
gether, grading is uniform in bom, un i i
finances for botli arc covered under me I
head of the Eighteenth Avenue School.
Thin,,institution, one of the oldest in |
tho city, is described by the principal
as old, unsanitary and long ago in need
of rebuilding. Tht stairways are ,.ur,.
and do hoc conform to the present law
in tho width. Tluse needs nt'e known
to the Board of Education, having been
indicated in reports.
Though Its pupils are mostly of
foreign extraction, DO per cent, of tne.n
being of foreign-horn parents or born I
abroad, the attendance is very regular. !
and in point of numbers has several
times outdistanced all other grammar
schools in the city.
Previous to this ytar It received
pupils from tin; Waverly Avenue,
Charlton and Monmouth Street rchools.
but it is now dependent on its own dis
trict, with the exception of twenty
pupils'in the sixth A grade from the
Monmouth Street School.
* The llrst principal was a Mr Smith,
who was succeeded by David McClure,
J. Wiliner Kennedy. Otto H. Schulte,
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I February 28. inclusive; Sleeping Car berth
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Henry J. Docherty and the present
principal, T. E. Manness.
For thirty-eight years the vice-prin
cipal, Margaret Baird has been on the
teaching staff, and the present primary
vice-principal, Caroline A. Ingalsbo,
has been there for twenty-six years.
Record Is Notable.
A record of distinction has been made
by the school in mathematics, the High
School authorities saying that tne j
pupils coming from it, us a rule, are i
better prepared in this subject than j
those from other schools. In music,
also, it lias done excellent work, and at !
the musk-al festival Its pupils took
three meritorious certificates for chorus
Twenty-six nationalities aro repre
sented on its enrolment. Though the
pupils are bright In many ways and
anxious to learn—more upxious than
the average American boy—discipline is
difficult to maintain, and firmness is
required of the teachers. Considering
the homes in the heart of the tenement
district from which the pupils conic, the
iinished product which is turned out is
surprisng to th<*se who are acquainted
with the difficulties and the larly
environment of the children.
Athletics are indulged in with en
thusiasm, but no pennants have come
to tbe school. The reason assigned for
this is that the best athletes leave
when they discover their value as base
ball players or In other Ilnese while
the majority of the boys have not the
time. The greater number leave the
classroom and go to work, while ninny
attend a Hebrew school between 3 and
The plhygrotinds of the Institution
are rather small, and the yard for the
girls l's said to bo entirely too crumped
for the many who use it.
This Is the onlv school In the citv
which confers a class pin on all gradu
ates, and the little trinket Is much
treasured by those \\ho receive it. The
practise was Inaugurated seventeen
rears ago by Principal Doherty, and
many who now occupy places In the
business and public life of the country
■ r'-e the litt'e emblem. The pin is
•node in the form of a scroll bearing tbe
year of c'as- and is of gold.
The last graduating c ass numbered
ilfty-four, who received diplomas on
January 31, while the present class,
which will graduate in June, consists
of sixty-seven. Of the lifty-four who
recently were passed along with honors
thirty-eight arc entering High School.
This Is a large percentage, and espe
cially for a class which Is largely com
posed of children of foreign-born par
Comparing the foreign-born child and
the first generation of American-born
f foreign parents, Principal Manness
today said that the former seem to be
more wideawake .to the vast oppor
tunities of the lino educational system
of the city. Too many amusements and
other attract.oils are taken up by the
native-born, and he takes his education
none too seriously. Handicapped by
he lack of education on the part of the
mrents In many cases, sometimes
peaking the English language with
iniquity, and never hearing It spoken
erectly at home, tin youthful for
gner fad's ills studies with grim de
rminalior, and through sheer appli
atiou apd hard work learns more In
he end than the American boy, who
akes too much fop granted, und lightly
pusses over things that aro carefully!
studied until they are thoroughly un- j
derstood by the foreigner.
The grades are the standard grades
of the grammar schools, every depart
ment being represented. At the head t>f
I the school is T. E. Manness, principal,
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who has occupied that position since
1908. Ho originally came from Wav
erly, after which he was for ten years
supevlsor of schools at Camden. A year
he spent In experimenting and study
and then in IMS canio to the Eighteenth
Avenue School, where he has done much
to improve conditions and perfect the
operation of its work.
The rest of the leaching stall is as
follows; Vice-Principal. Margaret
Baird; first assistants, Georglnnna Mc
Bride, Elizabeth D. Kinsey, Mary T.
Ott^ assistants, Emily Dusenbery, Caro
line Johnson, Eveline S. Durand, Hattie
Thompson, Mable Heist, Sarah J
Schenck, Julia K. MandcVllle, lidlth M.
Jones, Ella M. rtoalefs. Elsie M. Lever,
Mary J. Hale. Emilio Mercy, Mable J.
Hall, Olive A. Matthews; head assist
ant, Louise C. Overgne; vice-principal
in primary, Caroline S. Ingalsbe; as
sistants, M. J. Spencer, Katherine Ball
Daisy M. Sherk, Blanche D. Kinsey,
Ethelyn Smith: directress of kindergar
ten, Itachaei Blaikie; assistants in kin
dergarten, Jessie D. Moore, Atmee But
ler; primary vice-principal, Emma X
Wolf; assistants, Mable A. Smith, Fan
nie Taylor, Charlotte M. Walz, Eliza T
Brown, Mary J. Cronin, Lillian Horne
and Caroline V. Haincd. Edna L Run
yon is the clerk at the school.
The, president of the present graduat
ing class is Carl Olnetsky, a bright boy
of 12, who was elected to the honored
position by his schoolmates principally
because of his ability as a speaker.
NEGRO GIRL IS HONOR
PUPIL IN HOBOKEN.
HOBOKEN, Feb. 5.—Estelle E, Gibbs,
a 14-year-old colored girl, of 012 First
street, received the first prize, a gold
modal, at the graduating exercises of
tho Hoboken public school puplis, in
the ..Gaiety Theatre. She had tho high
est average of any public school pupil
lu tho city. 99 1-3 per cent. In six sub
jects. In her history, civics, spelling,
arithmetic and grammar examinations
she had a perfect record, but in geog
raphy her standing was 68.
There are 10,000 white pupils In tho
schools and only fifteen negroes. Only
eleven negro families live in Hoboken
Estelle Is the daughter of a Pullman
porter on the Lackawanna railroad.
She is th eonly negro girl who lias ear
riod 0.7 such honors in Hoboken, and
the only one to be graduated from the
grammar school to the High School.
IRONWORKERS’ STRIKE TIES
UP BAYONNE HIGH SCHOOL.
I special to tile Newark Star.)
■oAYoN.PiE, PCI*, o.— ino iron-.vork
ers employed on the now High dc.,oo.
building went on striko yosteiday in
i synipatny with the sinking steainlH
ters. The latter went out live weeks
ago for an increase in wages from $D.5j
to $6 u day. When all hope of an im
mediate settlement was abandoned the
School Board informed the contractors
that they would he held to taolr con
tract. Non-union steanituters were em
During the pa-st week an effort was
madi to have the non-union workmen
discharged. These efforts failed and
tho Hoard of Education was appealed
to. The threat was made that the iron,
workers would not work alongside non
union men and that u strike would be
| ordered. ThiB threat whs .carried out.
It is possible that all non-union men
will bo employed to llnish the build
] ing. which is greatly needed. T.ie
I High School is overcrowded and classes
I .lave been held In the hallways. Tho
i pupils ure on part time.
WAGON KILLS BAYONNE
GIRL PLAYING IN STREET.
BAYONNE, Feb. 5.—Catherine Mnr
I phy, tho 6-year-old daughter of Bar
j tbolomew Murphy, of 47 West Twin
! tleth street, was almost Instantly killed
yesterday when she was struck and
run over by the milk team of David
With a few of tier classmates the
little girl was playing at Avenue C and
Twentieth street. They were running
i about, playing tag, when the Murphy
girl ran Into the street. Slit) went
right in front of tho team, and before
l he driver could stop the horses she
I was knocked down. The wheels passed
| over her body, badly bruising it. The
accident was witnessed by scores of
people, who ran to the little girl’s as
sistance. She was picked up and car
ried into p n4arby store and the am
bulance summoned. She died before it
DISMISSED VAMPS TO ORGANIZE.
, GLOUCESTER,, Feb. 3.—The eleven
, dismissed members' of the Gloucester
j City Fire Department have a fnove
ment under way for the organisation
I of a new independent tire comp::;.,..
ELIZABETH, Feb. G.—Reports us ,to
tlie condition of the Institution, Us
financial Btnnding and the work of the
past year were given last night at tin
thirtieth annual meeting of the Eliza
beth General Hospital, hold In the
chapel of tho Second Presbyterian
It was shown that there was a big
increase in the number of patients
last year over the year previous and
that the work of tho hospital Is con- j
ERIE TRAIN KILLS MAN.
JERSEY CITY. Feb. 5.—The mangle 1
body of a man about 38 years old, live
teet seven inches in hfight, was found
dead yesterday on tho Erie Railroad
tracks at tho foot of Pavonia avenue,
tins city. Seven cents and a card bear
in the name of "T. J. McCarty” were I
found In one of the pocKets of his 1
clothing. The body is in Hughes’s
morgue. It Is thought that he was an
employee of the. Erie Railroad, and
that lie was run down by a locomotive i
while at work. None of the Erio men
could identify him. Ho wore a bide
shirt and d pair of overalls.
One Cent to $4.CO acts
At the Old Headquarters
The largest and t nest dlsp ay
ever shown In thi' city. The
cream of all the foreign ar.d
American malcors in our ISt i
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CHARITY BALL A SUCCESS.
JERSEY CITY, Feb. 5.—About 200 Of
Jersey city's social set attended the
unnuai charily nail In Scottish Rite
Tortiplo last night given in aid of the
Children's Home, In Glen wood avenua.
lly tlie Author of Satan Sanderson I
A£W At- Vi L BY
IT .' I. El'
Hall Jo rcrmlnlo H Iv^s, whose romano b
J\ave pioved among th m- st t-opular
©v r luni d In th n country, has now
writ en a glowing, passionate story of
Americans In .Japan today.
Jn dramatic power In the *w«ep of th©
love Tory, an in vivid ue*g or personal
churaoter zat on it ’ar imr? ames h r
previous Hucowoi a, •» H «- arts Coura
geous” "Satan Sanderson.” etc.
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HcNRl P. GEORGE
Combine of Progressives and
Democrats Lands Lentz Sup=
porter in Position.
Tho Regular Republican candidate
lor Freeholder, to till the vacancy
caused by tne resignation of Harry B
O’Connell, was defeated in the election
held at tho Common Council meeting
last night, and instead a Lentz man,
supported by the Progressive Republi
cans and tho Democrats, was put in
the place. Ho is Henry P. Uoorgo, of
the Sixteenth Ward. He was opposed
by GuBtnvo L. Kimmcrle, of tho same
ward. The vote was 20 to 11, Alder
man Cairns being absent because of lb
Tho Regulars, through Majority
Leader Wohlfarth, made a light to
have tho election go over for another
month on the ground that as tho
City Clerk had not been notified of the
vacancy, tho election would bo illegal.
Alderman Congleton contended that as
the City Clerk had been present at tho
last Counell meeting when Mr. O'Con
nell tendered his resignation, ho had
knowledge of tho action and the clec
tiin might proceed. Otherwise, he
said, the clerk of tho Board of Free-1
holders might hold up tho election for
years, as there was no time mentioned
in the statute in which notification
should be forwarded to tho city au
Tho Dalrymple forces in the Six
teenth Ward were behind Kim merle in
his tight, consisting of Frank E. Daven
port and five other elective members
of the ward executive committee.
George -was supported by Lentz and
Colby adherents, represented in tho
committee by Assistant Prosecutor
Frederick R. Lehlbach, and live other
Previous to the Council meeting an
attempt was mado to caucus on the
matter. Several Republicans refuged,
however, so, tho gathering resolved’ it
self into a Conference, in which there
were twelve votes for Klmmerle and
six for George. In the meantime the i
Democrats had caucused and agreed to 1
stand by George. I
George was nominated by Alderman I
Happing, Alderman McGowan second- B
lng. Alderman Wohlfarth immediately
objected. President Pennington brought
the argument to a close by announcing
that. George had been nominated and
culling for further names. Wohlfarth
at once nominated Kifnmerle. a point
that McGowan took advantage of by
calling the attention of the other mem
bers to the fact that while Wohlfarth
thought tho eleetlon illegal, he had,
by making his nomination, made him
self a jfarty to it.
”1 suppose he lias seen his error.”
George received the Votes ef thirteen
Democrats, und of Aldermen.Congleton,
Taylor. Baum. Hopping, Hopper and
Wiutt old, of the Progresives, and of
Alderman Grice, of tho First Ward.
GOES TO JAIL FOR BEATING HUSBAND
CAMDEN', Feb. 5."PIeading guilty t >
as ult and battery on her husband,
Mrs. Harry Donahue was yesterday
sentenced to four months In tho county
Jail by Judge Joline. The woman was
not In tho least perturbed by tho rul
ing of the court.
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