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CIVIL SERVICE BUNK
How Many Examinations in Chicago
Were Framed Up for Favorites to
Shut Out Ordinary Citizena?
l'ho People of Chicago domand a
thorough investigation of tho Civil
Sorvlco Commissions department of
the city government.
They demand an investigation that
will go back for years and unearth
the treacherous nnd illegal treatment
accorded to honest citizens for tho
benettt of a chosen low.
They demand nn Investigation Into
nil of the examinations that have
been held in order that tho public
may be informed as to how many, if
any, of them were nn the square.
Thny demand nn Investigation of
tho numerous examinations hold for
tho benefit of particular persons,
whoro questions woro asked which
could only bo answered by tho persons
whoso appointment in tho civil sorv
lco was evidently arranged for in ad
vance. Tho peoplo nro paying $100,000 a
year for tho administration of tho
civil servlco law In tho city govern
ment. They are paying $100,000 a year for
a roosting place for men to make
out "psychological" examination pa
pers, In a recent examination for stenog
raphers tho easiest word handed out
for them to typewrite quickly was
Is any ono foolish enough to sup
pose that this examination was on tho
square and that theso hnrd words
woro not nsked to keep out peoplo
who woro not of tho favored class?
Now departmonts, entirely unnec
essary, have been created in tho civil
servlco for pet faddists and high
Tho taxpayers who pay tho freight
would not bo permitted to pass on ex
amination for dog catcher.
Poor men, devoid of education, nnd
with starving families, who aro look
ing for work with a pick and shovel
as day laborers, have to go through
a civil servlco examination that would
shock the Sultan of Turkoy. A daily
newspaper printed tho following
about the absurd quostlons nsked of
theso poor laboring inr-n by theso
high-browed reformers who control
tho aristocracy of ofllce holders in
"Ten thousand men who want Jobs
in tho streets, sowers nnd small parks
nro being put through an examination
by tho labor bureau of tho Civil Sorv
lco Commission. Here aro some ques
tions that apply:
"How much more does a wheelbar
WASTE OF CITY MONEY
Giving $93,000 a Year to the De
partment of "Public Service"
for Doing Nothing and Cutting
Wages of Hard-Working Em
ployes Is Little Less than An
No wondor city omployes nro soro.
They have a right to complain of
When the city council enn virtually
give awny over 133.000 of tho peo
ple's money evory year for n serious
Joko like tho so-called Department
Walter P. Steffen
Attorney at Law
Title and Trust Building
Phone Majestic 8817
and New York"
row of dirt wolgh in Jackson Park
than on tho moon?
"What amount of street sweepings
enn bo put into n curb box threo feet
long, two feet wldo and flftoou
"What Is tho superficial area of
Madison street from Stato Btrcot to
"How long would It take n gang
of 200 men to shovel a ten-Inch snow
fall off It? How much could tho tlruo
"If n hod of brick bo dropped from
the top of n building 200 feet high
with wlint velocity will it strlko a
stroet sweepor In tho alloy?"
Hut tho Jobs thnt hnvo been created
for intellectual giants nro tho onos
thnt tako tho cake.
You ran search all of tho diction
aries and encyclopedias In vnln for
words and titles that can bent for ut
ter obsolotencss soma of tho produc
tions of tho Chicago Civil Sorvlco
Tho OWcini Bulletin of the Chicago
Civil Sorvlco Commission for April C,
1315, contained tho following undor
tho head of "Examinations ordered."
Rend it cnrofully and you will learn
thn diitlnn nf nn "Inflimfrlnl Pnvphnlrv
J gist", for which you will havo to pay
out $2,100 overy year out of your hard
"Industrial Psychologist, Class H,
Grado IV, J1M0.2.100. April 7.
"Subjects of Examination: Special
subject I, educational (penmanship 1,
arithmetic 1) 2, experience 3, roport
"Duties: Makes thorough mental
examination and partial physical ex
amination of individuals, using mod
ern experimental material; makes in
spection of tho subject's capacity as
to memory, imagination, retontlon,
association and their psychological at
tributes; organizes Intensive system
of cxporlmoutal rosoarch to deter
mine vnluo of theso tests; make
analyses of mental and physical units
and processes Involved in manufac
ture of cortnlu articles in tho intuitu
lion; aids In placing Inmates in ino.t
suitable Industries; co-operates wkh
otitslrto industries for placing of ox
inmntos, and chocks up on work they
do after leaving tho institution; as
sists superintendent in formation nnd
abolition of industries."
If this doesn't tako tho cake, our
Ignornnco Is more profound than we
thought it was.
of Public Sorvlco. pollcompu, flromon.
and other hnrd-wnrklng city employes
havo a right to fool Hore.
I'bolu.sH Kinncurns llko tho Public
Sorvlco Department ohould bo wlpod
out nnd tho money appropriated for
It dlNlded among needy city em
ployes In nthor departments.
Uerybody knows what tho "Pub
lic .Service" department exists for.
And everybody will know more
about it whllo it drains.
Policemen nnd flromon risk their
lives for tho public.
Instead of throwing money away
on "public senleo" gchmnuH, give It
Ono of tho very best Aldormen in
tho City Council is Kdward P. Culler
ton Residence 5339 Ellla Avenue
I'htm. Hyde Park 173
Edward J. Carey
Counsellor At Law
610 Cunard Building
140 North Dcnrbom St.
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF
127 N. Dearborn Street
Charles II. Hatnlll, president.
Mrs. Fnnny J. Howe, John H. Wig
Mrs. Thomas J. Deo, recording sec
retary. Miss P. Marlon Kaufman, cor
Henry A. Haugan, treasurer.
Special Finance Committee.
Silas II. Strawn, chairman.
H. "W. Austin
Mrs. Louts M, Qrooloy
Mrs. Charles HamlU
Rnlph C. Hawxhurst
Chancellor L. Jenks
Marvin D. Pool
Miss Dorothy Stirling.
Harry M. Grut, cashier of tho Mer
cantile Trust & Savings Dank, nt
Jackson boulevard and Clinton streets,
Is ono of tho rising young men of
Chicago. Boforo accepting his prcsont
responsible position, Mr. drut was con
nected with tho Continental & Com
mercial National llank. Ho is re
spected by tho business community
and by all with whom he lias como in
Judge John A. Mahoner of the
municipal court is very popular with
the people because of the good, com
mon tense ha display on the bench
W. S. Tothlll, the great manufac
turer of gymnasium and playground
apparatus, at 1815 Webstor avonuo,
has a national reputation bocauio of
tho excellence and reliability of his
Q. J. Chott, the wen known lawyer,
who made a good record on the Jus
tice bench, would make a good Munlo
Harrison B. Ililoy, president of tho
Chicago Titlo & Trust Company, Is
ono of tho foromnst citizens of Chi
cago; nlwnys progrosslvo and patri
otic. Alderman Wnltor P. Stoffcn is do
ing grout work nH head of tho coun
cil polico committee
Timothy J. Crowe, for mnny years
chief clerk In tho county dork's of
fice has been niado chief clerk in
tho county treasurer's ofllco. Ho is
nn nblu man nnd is popular with
Otto Ituotor, tho head of tho big
real cstato firm which bears ills
name, is ono of tho upbullders of Chi
cago. Tho ofllco of his compnny on
tho ground floor of 32 North oDnr
born street is ono or tho finest in tho
Judgo John Stoll; is making n groat
rocord in tho speeders' court.
Amos C. Ryan, tho popular presi
dent of tho Control Trnnsfor com
pnny, stands high with tho thentrlcnl
profession. Tho prosperous compnny,
of which ho is tho head, docs vir
tually all of tho theatrical transfer
work In Chlcngo nnd you novor honrl
a kick about a lost trunk or any other
nrtlclo of hnggngo.
W. S. Tothlll is in great favor with
park officials and tho gonornl publlo
on account of tho uniform satisfaction
that tho big concorn of which ho is
tho head, rendors In their supply of
playground apparatus. Tothlll's out
put is certainly up-to-dato and of tho
host in every particular as tho happy
children who uso it can testify.
Charles Hasterilk, the well bqwi
brewer and president of the b.X
Brewing Company, has a boat 1
friends In the business world.
Benjamin F. RlChoison, the well
known lawyer, has mot with deserved
success and has a host of friende.
Dixon C. Wllllnms, tho woll known
manufacturer and domocrntlc orator
and lender, hns hosts of frlend3
nmong tho business mon of Chlcngo.
Albort J. Hopkins, who mado ono
of tho best United States sonntors
Illinois ovor had, would mnko a groat
P. II. Soubold, D. C, ono of tho
most prominent chiropractors In Chi
cago, offors to treat all soldlors and
sailors suffering from sciatica, rheu
matism, or kindred nllraonts free of
chnrgo. His ofllco is in tho Stovens
bulldlnc. 17 Sorth Stato streot.
Roliort H. Tnft. tho nonulnr ProsI-
f dent of tho Lawrence Ico Cream Com
pany Is ono of tho llvo wires of tho
Chlcngo business) world. Interested
In mnny active ontorprlsos ho Is an up
builder of tho city nnd a man who
stnnds for tho encouragement of pros
perity. Ninian H. Welch
Attorney at Law
Master in Chancery
19 South La Salic Street
Telephone Central 3943
William Ganschow is making a fine
record as West Park Commissioner.
Ho Is progrosslvo and alert to the
needs of tho public.
Judge John K. rnnfflrllle Is making
a splendid record on the Municipal
Court bench. He i an able, brotd
mlndtd and Just Judge.
John Z. Vogelsang, tho great res
taurateur, deservedly stands in the
front rank of the restaurant and hotel
on of Chicago.
Charles s. Tnornton, the well known
lawyer, has honored every office he
ever filled from president of the
oard of education to corporation
Judge John K. Uaveny la dally
adding to his popularity in Chicago
by his splendid record on the Mu
nicipal Court bench.
Business men who phono Heco, Su
perior 7100, for envelopes, always rot
what they want
Charles Krutckoff Is ono of tho
most popular members of tho Board
of Assessors. Ho nlways looks after
tho peoplo 'a Interests.
Claronco S. Plggott stands high nt
tho Bar and is rcspoctod by tho poo
plo. Ho will bo a judgo somo day and
in tho near futuro at that.
Men of all parties favor tho election
of Georgo B. Holmes as Municipal
John W. Eckhnrt, tho well known
miller, Is rospoctcd as a democratic
loader as well as a recognized power
in commercial life.
Anthony D'Andrcn, tho popular pro
prietor of tho woll known Capri Inn
restaurant, nt 10 N. Clark street, is
ono of tho coming men of Chicago.
Ho is a born loader of mon and with
his, natural ability, splondld education
and host of friends is bound to mako
his mark in public life His restau
rant has won desorvod fame on ac
count of tho cxcollonco of Its sorv
lco. C. B. Wllloy, prosldent of tho big
C. L. Wllley Company, is ono of tho
solid men of Chicago.' Ho is patriotic,
progressive nnd public spirited.
Dixon C. Williams, ono of tho flnost
orators in tho Democratic party Is
growing, in popularity. Ho would
mako an idoal mombor of congress if
ho would consont to run for tho ofllco.
Frank nice, general manager of the
Benjamin Eloctric Company, Is ono of
tho progrosslvo young business men
of Chicago. Ho Is respoctcd nnd pop-
ulr with everybody, y
Frank Hogan, the highly rospocted
prosldont of tho Hoco Envolopo Com
pany, would make a good mayor. He
Is a man of groat exocutlvo ability
and earnestness of purposo nnd he
uumbora his friends by tho thousands.
The Beavor Electric Construction
Company of 30 North La Sallo stroot
standi high nmong tho contracting on
glnoors of tho country. Tho work of
this company and its cnglnoors Is
Lawrcnco vnnnns, tno prosldont
of tho big Oliver Typpwrltor Com
pany, is ono of thoso public-spirited
mon who havo boon tho making of
Chicago's grcatnoss. Mr. Williams Is
noted for his progrosslvonss nnd his
bulnoss ability is attested by tho sue
coss of tho groat concorn of which he
is tho hoad.
Tho eneinlos of tho peoplo nro al
ready reaching out to control tho
coming constitutional convention.
This Kettles tho now constitution.
Tho peoplo will not stand for Trust
Domination of tho basic law of tin
land. Tiu trust barons nbsolutoly con
trolled tho legislature at its lato Hus
sion. They were bold.
Thoy passed laws permitting tho
And Uardon Trust
To rulso prices on tho public and
form any wort of u trust thnt thoy
llkod without any danger of prosocu
tlnn. Talk nbout high handed measures 1
How Is that for high?
Tho public gonornlly is Indignant,
but, as ouo of tho bosses said:
What aro you going to do about it?
Tho now Constitution Is going to bo
framed by tho Trust dang.
And don't you forgot it.
Thoy aro making preparations now
to do tho Job.
Frank A, West, tho popular mom
bor of tho State Board of Equalization
from tho Ninth District, is making a
OUR LEADING CLUBS
Moulders of Public Opinion and
Assembling Places for Citi
zens in This City.
Following Me the locations of Uu
.din setf-tuitalnlng clubs of Ckl
Apollo Club, 202 8. Michigan are.
Bohemia Club 3659 Douglas boule
vard. Builder', 412-411 Chamber of Com.
Calumet, Michigan are. and 20th M
Caiton, Tenth door, Pine Aria old
Chicago Athletk Aaeoelatloa, II
Chlcngo Architectural, Art Initl '
Chicago Automobile, oil Plrmoutt
Chicago Club, Michigan t. mj
Van Duron street
Chicago Motor Club, 1260 Boutl
Chicago" Cycling, 1615. IT Vaat Vu
Chfcago Tacht foot of Monro ft
City Club, 3 5 Plymouth court
Cliff Dwellers, zl 8. Michigan ava
Colonial Club of Chicago, 4441
Columbia Tacht foot of Raadolek
Elks 174 West Washington strata
Bnglewood. 6121 Harvard avenue.
Kdgewater Country, 1818 Wlntaree
Janmgut Tacht dob, foot of ltd el
Oarmanla Maennerohor, 101 Oara
Hamilton. 20 8. Dearborn at
Bllnola Athletle, 111 & Mlohlgaa
Irish Fellowship Club, La Sella Ha
Iroquois, 26 North Dearborn street
Illinois, in 8. Ashland boulevmM.
Jefferson, Dearborn ava. and Maolt
Kenwood, Lake ava. and 47th at.
Kanwood Couatry, Draxal boalo
vard and 48th atreat
Mid-Day, First National BaaJc bid.
Oaks, Lake at and Waller are.
Press Club of Chicago, City Hnll
Quadrangle, Lexington avenue aa
Rotary, 38 South Dearborn at
8addle and Cycle, Sheridan Reel
nnd Foster avonue.
8outh Bhore Country, lake short
and 67th street
Southern, 26 N. Dearborn atreat
Speedway Park Club. 140 8. Dear
Standard. Michigan ava. and Htt
Swodlsh Club of Chicago, 1211 La
Twentieth Century, 1246 Mlchlgaa
Union League, Jackson boulevard
and Federal street
University, Michigan avenua aa
Judgo Scully of the County Court
is n great baseball fan and Is vory1
popular with tho ball plnyors and
Simon O'Donnoll is an honest, earn
est and respected leader In the world
The leadrag memoera o: every so
ciety and club In Chicago read The
William D. Munhall
ATTORNEY AT LAW
1012 Ashland Block
Clark and Randolph Street
Telephone Majestic 7870 .
Albert J. Hopkins
Jami 8. IlopUni
Hopkins & Hopkins
134 South La Salle Street
Suite 020 Corn Kxchont Bunk Bld(.
.TKI.ErilONK ItAIN 3141
Fusdt M. Lowti Lmot Rictudt
Phone Ctn Tel 2918
Lowes & Richards
Attorney. i at Law
127 N. Den rbora St.
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