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FORUER TEACHER SUES MS. HELEN 17. WATTS Latter Is President of American .- .- Female Guardian Society; Miss - Elizabeth Foley Wants . $10,009 for Alleged Slander Which Prevents - . Her Obtaining Any Position, . . " ' "J aSSBBBBBlBaBBajSa " - , Mrs... Helen W. Watts, President of tbsl American Female Guardian Society and .- .- Home for. the Friendless, has been rued. - by a former teacher In one of the schools maintained by that Institution for slander and libeL The former teacher. Elisabeth a Foley, wants 910,000 damages, declaring : that Mrs, Watts has kept her from ob- ob- taJning any ether position. - Justice Clarke. ' in the Supreme Court, has ordered the casw " placed on the call calendar for Friday, March 1. - la the complaint, which la filed in the County Clerk's office. Miss Foley, who now Uvea at , 230 West Twenty-second Twenty-second Twenty-second Street, ' seta forth the fact that she was licensed, as a public school teacher la October, 1887, and that she received a permanent license-" license-" license-" on Oct 20, 1893. She says that In Sep- Sep- t ember, 1887, she waa employed as a teacher by the American Female Guardian Society :; and assigned to Industrial School No. 1. at -First -First Avenue and Thirty-second Thirty-second Thirty-second Street, She ' remained with the school until April. 1808. J ' The complaint then sets forth that after t . she left the position as teacher tn the Industrial Industrial school. Miss Foley tried to obtain other positions as a teacher, and always ' referred to the society for reference. She v says that Mrs. Watts "maliciously spoke against her " to several people, saying that she was cruel to her scholars and unfit to teach. The chief contention, however. Is the second cause of action, which, t quote from the complaint, is as follows: MISS' FOLEY'S COMPLAINT. That on or about the 11th iy of November 1SM, having repeatedly requested from th. JSs- JSs- ecutiva Committee of the said semale Ouardiaa Society and Home, for th irrlendleM a copy of r her jvcord aa teacher In the aald industrial choola, thla plaintiff received by mall a totter written by on alalia F. Bennec a member of -said -said Executive Committee. e( which the follow lng Is a copy: Mount KImo, K.Y.. Nov. 11. ISM. My dear Mias Foley: At the request of the Kxecntiv Committee of the Female Ooardiaa Society and Home for th. Friendless. I incloaa ' the record for your attendance and punctuality while In the service of the said society aa teach- teach- er la Industrial School No. . Tim. were In the school from September. 1SST. ' until February. I8W8. Dvrtnc that time the . record shows that you were abeeat from ' yaur clasa only one half hour, and thea oa buslaeaa, ' and were never late. . I sincerely hope you may find a position whlcSj ' will insure you a livelihood. Tours slnrerelv. - MARIA K. BENSET. That on or about the 11th day of Aua-us. Aua-us. Aua-us. ' Won. the defendant malirlotuly composed, wrote, ' and mailed a totter add r, seel to this plaintiff, ' and received by this plaintiff, of which the futo . lowing is a copy: .

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 17 Feb 1901, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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