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CIVIL SERVICE BUNK
How Many Examinations in Chicago
Were Framed Up for Favorites to
Shut Out Ordinary Citizens?
Yhe People of Chicago demand a
thorough Investigation of tho Civil
Sorvlco Commissions department of
tho city government.
They demand an Investigation that
will go back for years and unearth
the treacherous and Illegal treatment
accorded to honest citizens for tho
benefit of a choson fow.
They demand an Investigation Into
all of the examinations that havo
been held In order that tho public
may bo Informed as to how many, it
any, of them wcro on the square.
They demand an Investigation of
tho numerous examinations hold for
tho benefit of particular persons,
whero questions wero asked which
could only be answered by tho persons
whoso nppolntment In the civil serv
ice was evidently arranged for In ad
The people are paying J100.000 a
year for tho administration of tho
civil servlco law In tho city govern
ment. They nro 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 hard words
were not asked to keep out pooplo
who woro not of tho favored class?
Now departments, entirely unnec
essary, havo been created In tho civil
sorvlco for pet faddists and high
The taxpayers who pay tho freight
would not bo permitted to pass an ex
amination for dog catcher.
Poor men, devoid of education, and
with starving families, who are 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 Turkey. A dally
newspaper printed the following
about the absurd questions asked of
thesd poor laboring men by these
hlgh-browed reformers who control
tho aristocracy of ofTlco holders In
"Ten thousand men who want Jobs
in tho streets, sowers and small parks
are being put through an examination
by the labor bureau of tho Civil Sorv
Ico Commission. Here are some ques
tions that apply:
How much more does a wueelbar-
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 wonder city omployus aro sore.
They havo a right to complain of
When tho city council can virtually
glvo away over JOII.OOfl of tho peo
ple's monoy every year for a serious
Joke like tho so-called Dopartmont
Walter P. Stcffcn
Attorney at Law
Title and Trust Building
PhHM MajMtk 8817
and New York"
row of dirt weigh In Jackson Park
than on tho moon?
"What amount of street sweepings
can bo put into a curb box thrco foot
long, two feet wldo and Oitoon
"What Is tho superficial area of
Madison stroot from Stato strcot to
"How long would it tako a gang
of 200 mon to shovel n ten-Inch snow
fall off It? How much could tho time
"It a hod of brick be dropped from
the top of a building 200 foot high
with what velocity will it strike a
street sweeper In tho alloy?"
Dut tho Jobs that havo bcon created
for Intellectual giants nro tho ones
that tako tho cako.
You can senrch all of tho diction
aries and encyclopedias In vain for
words and titles that can beat for ut
ter obsoleteness somo of thp produc
tions of tho Chicago Civil Service
Tho Official Bulletin of tho Chicago
Civil Sorvlco Commission for April 6,
191D, contained tho following under
tho hoad of "Examinations ordored."
Read it carefully and you will learn
tho duties of an "Industrial Psycholo
gist", for which you will havo to pay
out $2,100 ovory year out of your hard
"Industrial Psychologist, Class H,
Grndo IV, 1,740-2.100. April 7.
"Subjects of Examination: Special
subject 4, educational (ponmanshlp 1,
arithmetic 1) 2, experience 3, roport
"Duties: MakoB thorough montal
examination and partial physical ex
amination of Individuals, using mod
ern oxporlmental material; makes in
spection of tho subJoct'B capacity as
to memory, imagination, rotontlon,
association and their psychological at
tributes; organizes lntonslvo system
of experimental research to deter
mine value of these tests; make
analyses of mental and physical units
and procossos Involved in manufac
ture of certain articles in the Institu
tion; aids In placing inmates in most
suitable Industries; co-operates wKh
outside Industries for placing of ox
Inmates, nnd chocks up on work they
do aftor leaving tho Institution; as
sists superintendent In formation and
abolition of Industries."
If this docBn't take the cake, our
Ignorance Is moro profound than we
thought It was.
of Public Sorvlco, policemen, firemen,
and other hunl-worklng city employes
have a right to feol Horo.
Usolpss Hlnecuros llko tho Public
SorIc Dopartmont nhould bo wiped
out and tho money appropriated for
It divided among needy city om
ployea In othor departments.
Everybody knows what the "Pub
He Servlco" dupnrtment oxlsta for.
And ovoryhody will know moro
about It whllo It drains.
Policemen and llromou risk tholr
lives for tho public.
Instead of throwing monoy away
on "public sorvlco" Hchomes, glvo It
One of tho vory best Aldermen In
the City Council Is Edward F. Culler-ton
Residence 5339 Ellis Avenue
Phon. Ilrda Park 171
Edward J. Carey
Counsellor At Law
610 Cunard Building
140 North Dearborn St.
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF
127 N. Dearborn Street
Charlos H. Hamlll, president.
Mrs. Fanny J. Howe, John H. Wig
Mrs. Thomas J. Doe, recording sec
retary. Miss F. Marlon Kaufman, cor
Henry A. Hnugan, treasurer.
Special Finance Committee.
Sllns II. Strawn, chairman.
II. W. Austin
Mrs, Louis M. Orooloy
Mrs. Charles Hamlll
Ralph C. Hawxhurst
Chancellor h. Jcnks
Marvin D. Pool
Miss Dorothy Stirling.
Harry M. Orut, cashier of tho Mor
cantllo Trust & Savings Dank, at
Jackson boulovnrd and Clinton strcots,
Is ono of tho rising young mon of
Chicago. Doforo nccoptlng his present
responsible position, Mr. Qrut was con
nected with tho Continental & Com
mercial National Dank. Ho is ro
apoctcd by tho business community
and by all with whom ho has como in
Edmund T. Porklns, tho well known
englneor; Is n progrosslvo Chlcagoan
with a national roputatlon In his pro
fession. W. S. Tothlll, the great manufac
turer of gymnasium and playground
apparatus, at 1815 Webster avenue,
has a national reputation because 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 liunle
Harrison B. Riley, presldont of the
Chicago Title & Trust Company, Is
ono of tho foremoBt citizens of Chi
cago; always progrosslvo and patri
otic. Alderman Wnltor P. Stcffcn Is do
lug great work as head of tho coun
cil police committee
Timothy J. Crowo, for many years
chief clork In tho county clork's of
fice, has been mndo chief cleric in
tho county treasurer's office Ho is
nn nblo man and Is popular with
Otto Ruotor, tho head of tho big
real cstato firm which boars his
name, Is ono of tho upbulldcrs of Chi
cago. Tho office of his company on
tho ground floor of 32 North eDar
born street Is ono of tho finest In tho
Judgo John Stolk is making a great
rocord in tho spcodcrs' court.
Amos C. Ryan, tho popular presl
dont of tho Centrnl Transfer com
pany, stands high with tho theatrical
profession. Tho prosperous company,
of which ho 1h tho head, doos vir
tually nil of tho theatrical transfer
work In Chicago nnd you novor hoar
a kick about a lost trunk or any other
nrtlclo of unggngo.
W. S. Tothlll is in groat favor with
park olllclals and tho gonoral public
on nccount of tho uniform satisfaction
that tho big concorn of which" ho is
tho head, rondors in their supply of
playground apparatus. TothlU'B out
put is certainly up-to-dato and of tho
best In ovory particular as tho happy
chlldron who uso it can testify.
Charles Hasterrik, the well Brows
brewer and president of the hWM
Brewing Company, has a hoi el
friends In the business world.
Benjamin F. IUChoiion, the well
known lawyer, has met with deserved
success and has a host of friends.
Dixon C. Williams, tho woll known
manufacturer nnd domocrntlo orator
and lender, has hosts of friends
among tho buslnoss mon of Chicago.
Albert J. Hopkins, who mndo ono
of tho host United Stntos eonators
Illinois over hnd, would mnko a groat
P. H. Soubold, D. a, ono of tho
most prominent chiropractors In Chi
cago, offers to treat all soldlors and
sailors suffering from sciatica, rhou
matlsm, or kindred allmonts frco of
charge Ills ofllco la In tho Stovons
building, 17 North Stato street.
Uobort II. Tnft, tho popular Pros!
dont of tho Lawrence Ico Cream Com
pany Is ono of tho llvo wires of tho
Chicago business world. Interested
In many active enterprises ho Is an up
bulldor ot tho city and a man who
stands for tho encouragement of prosperity.
Ninian H. Welch
Attorney at Law
Master in Chancery
19 South La Sallo Street
Telephone Central 3M3
William Ganschow Is making a fine
record as West Park Commissioner.
Ho Is progressive and alert to the
needs of the public
Judge Joan K rnnoTvllle u making
a splendid record on the Municipal
Court beach. He ! aa able, broad
in dee aaa Just Judge.
John Z. Vogelsang, the great res
taurateur, deservedly stands In the
front rank of the restaurant and hotel
iden of Chicago.
Charles s. Tnornton, the woll known
lawyer, has honorod every office he
ever filled from proeldent of the
oard of education to corporation
Judge John K. caveny is dally
adding to hit popularity in Chicago
by his splendid record oa the Mu
nicipal Court bench.
Business men who phone Heco, Su
perior 7100, for envelopes, always get
what they want
Charles Krutckoff is ono of the
most popular members of the Board
of Assessors. Ho always looks after
tho people 's Interests.
Clarence S. PIggott stands high at
tho Bar and is rospectod by tho peo
ple. He will boa Judge somo day and
in the noar future at that.
Men of all parties favor the election
of Ooorgo D. Holmes as Municipal
John W. Eckhart. the woll known
miller, is respected ns a democratic
loader as well as a recognized power
in commercial life.
Anthony D'Andrea, tho popular pro
prietor of the woll known Capri Inn
restaurant, at 10 N. Clark street, is
ono of the coming men of Chicago.
He is a born leader of men nnd with
his natural ability, splendid education
and host of friends Is bound to mako
bis mark in public llfo. His restau
rant has won desorvod famo on ac
count of the oxcollcnco of its sorv
lco. C. B. Wllloy, presldont of tho big
C. L. Wllley Company, is one of the
solid men of Chicago. He is patriotic,
progressive and public spirited.
Dixon C. Williams, ono of tho finest
orators in the Democratic party is
growing in popularity. He would
make an ideal tnomber of congress if
ho would consent to run for the office.
Frank Rice, general manager of the
Benjamin Electric Company, Is ono of
the progressive young business men
of Chicago. He 1b respocted and pop
nlr with everybody.
Frank Hogan, the highly respected
president of the Heco Envelope Com
pany, would make a good mayor; He
Is a man of great oxecutive ability
and earnestness of purposo and be
numbers his friends by the thousands.
The Beaver Electric Construction
Company of 30 North La Salle street
stands high among the contracting en
gineers of tho country. Tho work of
this company nnd Its engineers li
Lawrence Williams, too presldont
of the big Oliver Typewriter Com
pany, is ono of thoso public-spirited
men who havo boon tho making of
Chicago's greatness. Mr. Williams is
notod for his progrosslvonss and his
buincss ability is attested by the suc
cess of tho great concern of which he
Is tho head.
Tho enemies of the people aro al
ready roachlng out to control tho
coming constitutional convention.
This sottlos tho now constitution.
Tho pooplo will not stand for Trust
Domination of tho basic law of thb
The trust barons absolutely con
trolled tho loglslntur.o at Its late ses
sion. Thoy woro bold.'
Thoy passed laws permitting tho
And Gardon Trust
To ralao prices on tho public and
form nny Hort of a trust that thoy
liked without nny dangor of prosecu
tion. Talk about high hnnded measures!
How Is that for high?
Tho public gonornlly Is Indignant,
but, ns ono of tho bosses said:
What aro you going to do about It?
Tho now Constitution la going to bo
framed by tho Trust Clang.
And dou't you forgot It.
Thoy nro mnklng preparations now
to do tho Job.
If tho Aldormon would Investlguto
the Department of Public Sorvlco
thoy might discover ono causo for the
vory high tax rate.
OUR LEADING CLUBS
Moulders of Public Opinion and
Assembling Places for Citi
zens in This City.
Following ate the locatleaa of the
.eadlng seW-tfustalnlng elubs of Chi
Apollo Club, 101 a. Michigan ave.
Bohemia Club 3669 Douglas boule
Ballders', 411-411 Chasaber of Com
Calumet, Michigan ave. and iota si
Caxton, Tenth floor, Fine Arts eld.
Chicago Athletic Association, IS d
Chlcugo Architectural, Art lusti
Chicago Automobile, 111 Piymoutk
Chicago Clnb. Mlchlaan in mi
Van Buren street
Chicago Motor Ctub, 1150 BouU
Chicago Cycling, Hll, IT Bast Vas
Chicago Tacht foot of Monroe et
City Club, 315 Plymouth court
Cliff Dwellers, H6 ft Michigan ava
Colonial Club of Chicago, 4441
Columbia Taont foot er Raadelpa
Rika 174 West Washington street
aglewood. 6128 Harvard avenue.
Mgewater Country, I til Wlathrea
Fnrrmgut Taeht Club, foe t ef IM sA
ernaaia Maeaaerefcer, 101 flee
Hamilton. 10 B. Dearborn st
DUaols AthleUe, 111 a. Mlehlgaw
Irtsk Fellowship Cluk, La Belle He
Iroquois, 26 North Dearborn street.
IDIaoli, in u. Asklaad boulevate.
Jefferson, Dearborn are. and MaU
Kenwood, Lake ave. and 47tfc st
Kenwood Country. Drue! bout
vard, and 4Hk street.
Mid-Day, First National Bank Mdg.
Oaks, Lake st and Waller are.
Press Club of Chicago, City Hall
Quadrangle, Lexington avenue and
Rotary, SI South Dearborn st
Saddle and Cycle, Sheridan Reed
and Foster avenue.
South Shore Country, lake ahece
and 67th street
Southern, 26 N. Dearborn street
Speedway Park Club, 140 S. Dear
Standard, Michigan ave. and 14(6)
Swedish Club of Chicago, nil La
Twentieth Century, 1141 Michigan
Union League, Jaekson boulevard
and Federal street
University, Michigan avenue and
Judge Scully of the County Court
is a great baseball fan and is vory
popular with the hall players and
Simon O'Donnell is an honest, earn
est and respected leader in the world
The leading members ot 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. Hopktne
Jun . HopMa
Hopkins & Hopkins
134 South La Salle Street
Suit tO Corn Exchange Bank Bldf.
TKLEPIIONE MAIN SIM
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Phos Cn val 2916
Lowes & Richards
Attorney, i at Law
1ST N. Dearborn St
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