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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4',
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AID OF THOMPSON
A fresh political scandal, which
reaches directly into the mayor's of
fice, was uncovered at the meeting of
the city council yesterday afternoon.
The council ordered an investigation.
Mrs. Page Waller Eaton, supt. of so
cial surveys, alleges that she paid
Mrs. Louise Osborne Rowe, head of
public service department, more than
$500 for her job since her appoint
ment last June. Both women were
appointed by Mayor Thompson.
The civil service committee was or
dered to investigate.
Aids. Michaelson and Coughlin call
ed for the judiciary committee on
Aid. Rodriguez's order for the civil
service committee to investigate the
tale of the alleged shakedown. But
the mayor ignored his floor leaders,
passed the order and sent it to the
civil service committee. He seemed
Rodriguez's order charges that
Mrs. Page Waller Eaton, supt bureau
social surveys, has been required to
turn over one-third of her $3,000 a
year salary to Mrs. Rowe since last
June. Payments are said to have to
Mrs. Rowe indignantly denied ever
having received any money from Mrs.
Eaton. She blames political influences
which are being brought to bear to
abolish the department of public serv
ice. Mrs. Eaton told the reporters that
the only reason she had continued to
pay money to Mrs. Rowe was because
she had a number of debts she wanted
"She told me that the money was
going to the support of the mayor's
sister till he had recovered financially
from the campaign expenses," Mrs.
Eaton said, "and that it was merely
"If the charges are true nobody ever
made any complaint to me about
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when asked for a statement by, the
reporters. He would say nothing fur
ther. The council also passed an order
calling on Chief Healey and Second
Deputy Schuettler to go before the
judiciary committee to be questioned
about the 1 o'clock closing order and
lid-lifting which certain aldermen de
clare is going on, and referred to ju
diciary committee ordinance requir
ing booze selling restaurants to close
at 1 o'clock.
Aid. McCormick introduced order
calling on mayor to revoke licenses of
16 theaters, and that of Coliseum be
cause they are within 200 feet of
The City Hall's petticoat graft
scandal Mrs. Eaton's charge that
Mrs. Rowe assessed her salary for the
benefit of Mayor Thompson's sister-in-law
will be aired Friday morning
before the council committe on civil
London. Falling back on 210-mile
front before Russian advance, Turks
are now menaced from new sources
by movement of large bodies of Brit
ish reinforcements up Tigris toward
Turks are hastily evacuating all of
Armenia between Erzerum and Mush.
Russian troops are following up their
successes at town of Khinis and ad
vancing on villages of Bash Chifdik
London. British steamer Dingley,
580 tons, sunk with loss of several
lives. Probably only 1 survivor.
London. Paris dispatches, official
ly announcing destruction of 25th
Zeppelin since beginning of war, and
Rotterdam reports of heavy losses in
flicted on Teutons by British troops
in Flanders, aroused enthusiasm here.
Paris. 7 German battalions, by
most violent attack against French
front in Bois Givenchy region, car
ried more than half mile of French
first line trenches and also second
line trenches in many places.
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