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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 02, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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for another year. Action was put off
two weeks. ,
The rules of the board provide that
action be delayed on any new matter
introduced into the meetings at the
request of a member and the second
of another unless ajnajority vote to
suspend the rules.
With the two weeks' delay granted,
Sercombe's term as statistician for
the board terminated.
For the second time recently, Ma
yor Thompson turned his eyes to
ward a soft board job for a political
henchman. This time he suggested
Morton MacCormac, one of his lead
ers in the 7th ward, for the job as sta
tistician. The position pays third highest sal
ary on the board. Whether MacCor
mac was good at figures, the mayor
didn't say. He just suggested that
his honor ought to have some one in
touch with school matters.
MacCormac is head of a business
college in the Bnglewood district and
is the biggest Thompson man in the
7th ward.
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LAWYER CHARGES MORE GRAFT
IN WELFARE DEPARTMENT
A new graft charge cropped out to
day in the City Hall petticoat scan
dal. Seymour Stedman, attorney for
Mrs. Page Waller Eaton, who says
she split her salary with Mrs. Louise
Osborne Rowe, head of the dep't of
public welfare, says that for three
months a dummy was carried on the
payroll of the department. He said
initials of the suspected dummy were
"R. S."
Rose Samonski, 1229 W. 73d,
worked as a junior stenographer in
the department during the period
Stedman mentions, but she says she
drew her salary for the full time.
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Cincinnati. Geo. B. Cox, for years
leader of Republican party in this
city, stricken with paralysis. Critical
goaditiou.
CANNONADE PRELUDE TO DRIVE,
CONTINUES ON VERDUN
London. German artillery has
opened new bombardment of French
positions, both in Verdun and Cham
pagne districts.
Cannonade, Paris reported, may be
signal for resumption of Verdun
offensive or may have been ordered
to shield troops' movements to other
sectors. French guns are replying to
vigorous attack near Freenes, south
east of Verdun.
London. On first day of new Ger
man order to torpedo armed mer
chantmen, Russian steamer Alex
ander Wentzel was sent to bottom
with loss of 18 lives.
Lisbon. 60 leading members of the
German colony left hurriedly for
Spain today on receipt of reports that
Germany is about to declare war on
Portugal
London. German seaplane that
raided southeast coast of England
last night dropped 4 bombs. Two
bombs wrecked backs of houses and
third badly mangled 9-months'-old
baby, who died in hospital few hours
later.
Havre. French mine sweeper Au
Revoir torpedoed and sunk Tuesday
by German U-boat Crew saved.
Amsterdam. Uncorfirmed reports
from German sources today said the
French have evacuated Fort DeVaux,
one of Verdun forts, miles southeast
of Fort Douaumont
Athens. Allies warships in Adriat
ic pursued Austrian squadron into
Cattaro harbor Tuesday.
Petrograd. Moving southwestward
toward positions held by British in
Mesopotmania, Russian conquerors
of Kermanshah have arrived within
40 miles of Persian-Turkish border.
Berlin. Situation on western front
unchanged. Counter attack by the
French upon Douaumont declared
unsuccessful
Paris. Lull on Verdun front con
tinued throughout last night

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