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nearly all would respond to a "strike"
If the pupils refuse to', attend
school, educational authorities will
invoke the truancy law; and make
wholesale arrests .
Silk manufacturers Tef used again
today to confer wifh thestfikers and
there is no prospect of, a near settlement.
LAWYERS TRY TO TEAR GIRL'S
REPUTATION TO PIECES
Pittsburgh, Pa., April 15. Attor
neys for S. 1. Heeter, superintendent
of schools; made a desperate effort to
rip to pieces the reputation of Miss
Ethel Ivy Fisher, the pretty little
housemaid,-when the girl was" on the
witness stand today testifying
against Heeter,. in .whose home she
had formerly been employed.
Under he questioning of attorneys
for the state the girl had told of her
alleged relations with the educator
from the time she. went to his house
to work until she was taken to a
She stood the ordeal well. The
merciless cross-examination, how
ever, was too much forthe girl's
flagging strength and several times
the questioning was halted to allow
ffer to regain her composure.
The name of .George Patterson,
who had been Miss Fisher's, sweet
heart, and who was in the court
room, was dragged into the case, by
Heeter's lawyers, In answer to a
blunt question, the girl denied Pat
terson -was responsible for her. trou
ble, or that .she had ever been in
trouble before she met Heeter.
Haltingly, she told of her early
conversations with Heeter. She de
clared that after she had been work
"ing in his home a few days he hugged
and kissed her as she was sweeping
the hall. '
''He- told me he -loved me," said
Miss Fisher. "He said if .1 would go
to night school, he would get me a
position in his office."
After she entered night school,
Miss Fisher said, she visited Heeter
in his office. He wished to talk with
her 'about the school, she said, and
it was on this visit that -he first be
Slowly, brokenly,. the girl told all
about her visit to the office and of
qmer incidents in uie .tieeier nome;
her conversations and alleged rela
tions with Heeter.
"Nov. 20 I told Mr. Heeter I was
in trouble," she said. "He wouldn't
believe it. I crossed my heart and
told him again. He seemed to be
"He advised me to get and use a
medical instrument. He told me of a
iaay in st. .ram wno usea one.
Heeter is "expected to take the
stand in his own, defense late, this
afternoon. George Patterson, whose'
name attorneys for the educator have
tried to connect with Miss Fisher,
may also be called to testify. 1
WILSON'S LATEST STORY
A friend recently suggested to
President Wilson that he write an
"No, I guess not," .replied the presi
dent. "You"know, there are three"
kinds of biographies biography,
autobiography and ought-not-tcr-bi-ography.
rbelieve in the last kind."'
Solicitor Have you ever been to
this court before, sir? Witness
ing, tun: i vb ueeii little iiiieii. nn r -.
tor Ha, ha! Been here o'fteh,, have
you? Now, tell the court what for? .
Witness (slowly) Well. I've been
here at least half a' dozen times to;
try and collect tnat bilyou owe me,