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new $10 bills. These she placed in an
envelope, sealed it and marked it with
a scroll similar to an "S".
She opened her purse, Gardner
says, showed him there were no en
velopes in it and then placed the en
velope containing the f6ur $10 bills in
At her request he followed ten feet
behind her into the offices of the wel
fare.bureau. There he took a chair
until Mrs. Eaton was admitted to the
office of Mrs. Rowe.
He said he stepped up and saw the
envelope passed from the hands of
Mrs. Eaton to those of her superior.
He was cloBe enough to observe the
mark she had placed on it.
Mrs. Rowe, he declared, seemed
confused to have an audience at the
transaction. She crumpled the en
velope and then when Mrs. Eaton
had passed out asked him what he
wanted. Gardner made a request for
some public records of the bureau
and left the place, he says.
In answer to a stiff cross-questioning
from Att'y Stephen Malato, repre
senting Mrs. Rowe personally, Gard
ner said he hadn't seen Mrs. Eaton
before the alleged money-passing In
cident or after. He said he was a
Republican election judge and was
formerly in the city electrical inspec
Att'y Malato asked Mr. Gardner
what he had been paid to tell the
"A pleasant smile from Mrs. Eaton
was my pay," the witness answered.
"And it was worth it."
Before Gardner's appearance on
the stand, Aid. Rodriguez repeated
the story of the scandal just as he
told it at Monday's council meeting.
Ten woman employes of the Wel
fare bureau were called to testify that
they did not contribute any of their
salaries to Mrs. Rowe.
The eleventh witness did divulge
something. She was Mrs. Mabel
E. Gregg, a secretary of Mrs. Eaton
in the Welfare offices.
She told of a conversation with
' Mrs. Eaton last summer when the ac
cuser of Mrs. Rowe said that 'just be-,
cause she drew a big pay voucher, she
didn't have all of the money.'
REVOLT IN CONGRESS OVER THE
Washington, Feb. 24. With large
and clamorous faction in congress at
odds with, the president, administra
tion today neared crux in German
American relations. Situation was
admittedly the most critical since the
dispute arose over arming merchant
men. Drastic measures were taken to
day by president to check incipient
Democratic revolt against his refusal
to yield to Germany and warn Amer
icans to stay off armed merchantmen.
Among the difficulties in congress
confronting president today were the
personal convictions of both Senator
Stone and Chairman Flood in favor
of warning Americans off armed
GERARD MAY STUMP AMERICA
IN WILSON CAMPAIGN
Berlin, Feb. 24. Ambassador Ger
ard, it was strongly hinted today, may
make a speaking tdar of America in
support of President Wilson's candi
dacy for re-election, if the Repub
licans make the Wilson submarine
policies their chief target of attack.
Gerard plans to visit the United
States before the Democratic nation
al convention in June. If he finds
the president under heavy fire by crit
ics of his dealings with Germany, he
may take the stump to explain a few
things about the submarine contro
versies that the American people
know little about
Cases against Herbert and Irving
Updike charged with plotting to mur
der their parents, nolle prossed as pa
rents refused to prosecute. Are now
on Wyoming ranch.
Francis, 2, son of John Duffy, 4253
Carroll av., seriously burned. Caught
fire in kitchen "while playing;
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