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ARE WELL ADAPTED TO
Residential and Street
"We Light Chicago
LUX MFG. CO.
Chicago Office, 160 N. Wells St.
Phone Main 2238
CIVIL SERVICE BUNK
How Many Examinations in Chicago
Were Framed Up for Favorites to
Shut Out Ordinary Citizens?
Tho 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
tho treacherous and illegal treatment
accorded to honest citizens for tho
benefit of a chosen fow.
Thoy domand an Investigation Into
all of tho examinations that havo
been held In order that tho public
may bo Informed as to how many, if
any, of them wore on tho square
They demand1 an Investigation of
tho numerous examinations hold for
tho benefit of particular persons,
whoro queutions woro asked which
could only bo answered by tho persons
whoso appointment in tho civil serv
ice was evidently arranged for In ad
vance Tho pooplo are paying 1100,000 a
year for tho administration of tho
civil sorvlco law in tho city govern
ment Thoy aro paying $100,000 a year for
a roosting placo for men to make
out "psychological" examination pa
pors. In a recent examination for stenog
raphers tho easiest word handed out
for them to typowrlto quickly was
Is any ono foolish enough to sup
poses that this examination was on tho
square and that theso hard words
woro not asked to koop out people
who woro not of tho favored class?
New departments, entlroly unnec
essary, havo been created In tho civil
sorvlco for pot faddists and high
Tho taxpayers who pay tho freight
would not bo permitted to pass an ex
amination for dog catchor.
Poor men, devoid of education, and
with starving families, who aro look
Ing for work with a pick and shovel
as day laborors, hnvo to go through
a civil servlco examination that would
shock tho Sultan of Turkoy. A dally
newspaper printed tho following
about tho absurd questions asked of
thosa poor laboring men by these
high-browed reformors who control
tho aristocracy of oulco holders In
"Ten thousand mon who want Jobs
In tho streets, sewors and small parks
are being put through nn examination
by tho labor bureau of tho Civil Serv
ice Commission. Here are 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 employes are sore.
They have a right to complain of
When the city council can virtually
glvo away over ?0:i,000 of tho peo
ple's money every year for a serious
Joko like the Bocnllfd Department
Walter P. Stcffen
Attorney at Law
Tide and Trust Building
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 threo feet
long, two feet wldo and flftoon
"What 1b tho superficial area of
Madison street from Stato street to
"How long would it take a gang
of 200 mon to shovel a ten-Inch snow
fall off It? How much could tho time
"If a hod of brick bo dropped from
the top of a building 200 feet high
with what velocity will It strike a
street sweeper in tho alloy?"
Dut tho Jobs that have been created
for Intellectual giants aro tho ones
that tako tho cake.
You can search all of tho diction
aries and encyclopedias in vain for
words and titles that can boat for ut
ter obsolotcness somo of tho produc
tions of tho Chicago Civil Sorvlco
Tho Ofllclai nulletln or the Chicago
Civil Sorvlco Commission for April 6,
1915, contnlnod tho following under
tho head of "Examinations ordered."
Read it carofully and you will learn
tho duties of an "Industrial Psycholo
gist", for which you will havo to pay
out f 2,100 ovory year out of your hard
"Industrial Psychologist, Class H,
Onulo IV, 11,740-2.100, April 7.
"Subjects of Examination: Special
subject 4, educational (ponmansnlp 1,
arithmetic 1) 2, oxpcrlenco S, report
"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, retention,
association and their psychological at
tributes; organizes Intensive) systom
of experimental research to deter
mlno vnluo of theso tests; make
analyses of mentnl and physical unite
and processes Involved In manufac
ture of certain articles In tho Institu
tion; aids In placing inmates In moat
sultablo Industries; co-operates with
outsldo Industries for placing of ox
Inmates, and chocks up on work they
do nftor leaving tho Institution; as
sists superintendent in formation and
abolition of Industries."
If this doesn't tako the cako, our
Ignorance Is more profound than we
thought It was.
of Public Sorvlco. policeman, llremon,
and other hurd-worklng city employes
havo n right to feol bore.
I'soloss Hlnociircs llko the Public
Sorvlco Dopurtment should bo wlpod
nut itnd tho money appropriated for
It divided among needy city em
ployoa In other departments.
Everybody knows what tho "Pub
lic Service" department oxists for.
And everybody will know moro
about it whllo It drains.
Policemen mid (Iranian risk tholr
Uvea for tho public. '
Instead of throwing money away
on "public sorvlco" schemes, glvo It
Ono of tho vory host Aldermen In
the City Council Is Edward F. Culler-ton.
Residence 5339 Ellis Avenue
Phon lljd. Park 173
Edward J. Carey
Counsellor At Law
610 Cunard Building
140 North Dearborn St.
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF
127 N. Dearborn Street
Charlos II. Hamlll, president.
Mrs. Fnnny J. Howe, John II,
Mrs. Thomas J. Doo, recording sec
retary. Miss F. Marlon Kaufman, cor
Honry A. Haugnn, troasuror.
Special Finance Committee.
Silas II. Strawn, chairman.
II. W. Austin
Mrs. Louis M. Grcoloy
Mrs. Charles Hamlll
Italph C. Hawxhurst
Chancellor L. Jenks
Marvin D. Pool
Miss Dorothy Stirling.
Harry M. Grut, cashier of tho Mcr
cantllo Trust & Savings Dank, at
Jackson boulovnrd and Clinton strcots,
Is ono of tho rising young men of
Chicago. Dcforo accepting his presont
responsible position, Mr. Grut was con
nected with tho Continental & Com
mercial National Dank. Ho Is re
spected by tho business community
and by all with whom ho has como in
Edmund T. Perkins, tho woll known
engineer, Is n progressive Chlcagoan
with n national reputation in his pro
fession. W. S. Tothlll, tho 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 wort known lawyer,
who made a good record on the Jus
tice benoh, would make a good Munlc
Harrison D. Illloy, president of tho
Chicago Tltlo & Trust Company, Is
ono of tho foremost citizens of Chi
cago; nlwnys progressive and patri
otic. Alderman Walter P. Stcffen Is do
ing great work ns head of tho coun
cil polico committee
Timothy J. Crowo, for mnny years
chlof clerk in tho county clerk's of
fice has boon mndo chief clerk in
tho county treasurer's odlco. Ho Is
nn nblo man and Is popular with
Otto Huotor, tho head of tho big
real cstato firm which bears his
name, is ono of tho upbulldors of Chi
cago. Tho ofllco of his company on
tho ground floor of 32 North oDar
born strcot is ono of tho finest In the
.ludgo John Stolk Is making n great
record in tho speeders' court
Amos C. Itynn, tho populnr presi
dent of tho Central Trnnsfer com
pany, stands high with tho thontrlcal
profession. Tho prosperous company,
of which ho is tho bond, does vir
tually all of tho theatrical transfer
work In Chicago nnd you novor honr
a kick nbout n lost trunk or any othor
nrticlo of bnggngo.
W. S. Tothlll i3 in groat favor with
park olllclnlB and tho gonoral publlo
on account of tho uniform satisfaction
that the big concorn of which ho. is
tho head, renders In tholr supply of
playground apparatus. Tothlll's out
put is cortalnly up-to-dato nnd of tho
host in ovory particular as tho happy
chlldron who uso It can testify.
Charles Hasterltk, the well he"wa
brewer and president of the bcil
Drawing Company, has a hos'i ei
friends In the business world.
Benjamin F. RJCholson, the well
known lawyer, has mot with deserved
success and has a host of friend.
Dixon C. Williams, tho woll known
manufacturer nnd democratic orator
nnd lender, lins hosts of friends
among tho business men of Chicago,
Albert J. Hopkins, who mndo ono
of tho host United States sonntors
Illinois over had, would mako a groat
P. II. Soubold, D. C ono of the
most promlnont chiropractors in Chi
cago, offers to troat all soldlors and
sailors suffering from sciatica, rheu
matism, or kindred ailments free of
charge. Ills ofllco is In tho Stevens
bulldlnc, 17 North State strcot
Itobort II. Tnft, tho popular Presi
dent of tho Lnwronco Ico Cream Cora
pnny Is ono of tho live wires of tho
Chicago business world. Intorestod
in many active ontorprlsos ho Is nn up
builder of tho city and n man who
stands for tho oncouragemont of prosperity.
Ninian H. Welch
Attorney at Law
Master in Chancery
19 South La Sallo Street
Telephone Central 3343
William Ganschow Is making a fine
record as West Park Commissioner.
Ho is progressive and alert to the
needs of tho public.
Judge John K. rnnffllvllle is making
a plondid record on the Munlcloal
Court bench. lie Is an able, broad
Inded and Just Judge.
John Z. Vogelsang, tho great res
taurateur, deservedly stands in the
front rank of the restaurant and hotel
men of Chicago.
Charles 3. Tnornton, the woll known
lawyer, has honored every office he
ever Oiled from president of the
loard of education to corporation
Judge John K. Cavony la dally
adding to his popularity in Chicago
by hla eplendld record on the Mu
nicipal Cou't bench.
Business men who phone Heco, Su
perior 7100, for envolopos, alwaye get
what they want.
Charles Krutckoft Is ono of tho
most popular membors of tho Board
of Assessors. Ho always looks after
tho pcoplo 's Interests.
Claronco S. Plggott stands high at
tho Bar and la rcspoctcd by tho poo
plo. Ho will bo n Judgo somo day and
in tho near futuro at that.
Mon of all parties favor tho oloctlon
of Georgo D. Holmes ns Municipal
John W. Eckhart, tho well known
miller, is respected ns n democratic
loader ns woll as a recognized power
in commercial life.
Anthony D'Andrca, tho popular pro
prietor of tho well known Capri Inn
restaurant, at 10 N. Clark strcot, Is
ono of tho coming mon of Chicago.
Ho Is n born loador of men and with
his natural ability, splendid education
and host of friends is bound to mako
his mnrk in "public life. His restau
rant has won doservod famo on ac
count of tho cxcellonco of Its sorv
lco. C. B. Wllloy, president of tho big
C. L. Wllley Company, is ono of tho
solid men of Chicago. Ho is patriotic,
progrosslvo and public spirited.
Dixon O. Williams, ono of tho finoBt
orators in tho Democratic party It
growing in popularity. Ho would
mako an ideal mombor of congress if
he would consent to run for the ofllco.
Frank Rice, general managor of the
Benjamin Eloctrlc Company, is ono of
tho progressive young buslnoss men
of Chicago. Ho Is respected and pop
ular with overybody.
Frank Hogan, the highly respected
president of .the Heco Envelope Com
pany, would 'maker good mayor. He
Is a man of groat exocutivo ability
and earnestness of purpose and he
numbers hla friends by tho thousand!.
The Beaver Electric Construction
Company of 30 North La Sallo strcot
stands high among tho contracting en
gineers of tho country. Tho work of
this company and its onglnoors is
Lawrence Williams, tno prosldont
of tho big Ollvor Typewriter Com
pany, is ono of thoso public-spirited
mon who havo been tho making of
Chicago's groatnos's. Mr. Williams la
noted for his progrosslvonss and hlB
bulness ability 1b attested by tho suc
cess of tho great concorn of which ho
is tho hoad.
Tho oncmloi of tho people tiro nl
ready roachlng out to control tho
coming constitutional convention.
This settles the now constitution.
Tho peoplo will not stand for Trust
Domination of the basic law of thb
The trust barons absolutely con
trolled tho legislature nt its lato hob
rIoii. Thoy woro bold.
Thoy passed laws permitting tho
And Garden Trust
To rnlso prices on tho public nnd
form ony sort of n trust that thoy
liked without any danger of prosecu
tion. Tnlk about high handed measures!
How la that for high?
Tho public gonernlly la Indignant,
but, as ono of tho bosses said:
What aro you going to do ubout it?
Tho now Constitution is going to bo
framed by tho Trust Gang.
And don't you forgot It.
They aro mnklng preparations now
to do tho Job.
If tho Aldermen would lnvostlguto
tho Dopavtmotit of Public Sorvlco
thoy might discover ono ciumo for the
vory high tnx rato.
OUR LEADING CLUBS
Moulders of Public Opinion and
Assembling Places for Citi
zens inJLTiiB City.
following ate the locatlena of Um
adlng self-sustaining clubs of Cal
Apollo Club, 102 S. Michigan are.
Bohemia Club 3659 Douglas boule
vard. Builder', 413-411 Chamber of Oo
Calumet, Michigan ave. and 10U at
Caxton, Tonth floor, Fine Arts bldg
Chicago Athletic Association, II a.
Chicago Architectural, Art InBtl
tute. Chicago Automobile, til Plymouth
Chicago Club, Michigan ave. aac"
Van Buren street
Chicago Motor Club, 1150 South
Chicago Cycling, 1118, 7 Beat Vaa
Chicago Tacht, foot of Monroe wt
City Club, 3J5 Plymouth court.
Cliff Dwellers, l 8. Michigan ave
uoioniai ciub of Chicago, 4441
Columbia Tacht, foot of Randolph
Elks 174 West Washington street
Rnglewood. 6121 Harvard avenue.
Udgewater Country, 1618 Wlntkrop
Farragut Tacht Club, foot of 3ld rt.
Germanta lfaennerctior, 101 (Jena
Hamilton, 20 8. Dearborn at.
nilnola Athletic, ill t. uieklgaa
Irish Fellowship Club, La fMUe He
Iroquois, 26 North Dearborn atreet.
Illinois, us g. Ashland bouleratc
Jefferson, Dearborn ave. and MaDlt'
Kenwood, Lake ave. and 47th et
Kenwood Couatry, Dreiel boile
vard and 48th street"
Mid-Day, First National Bnk bldg.
Oaks, Lake at and Waller ave.
Press Club of Chicago, City Hall
Quadrangle, Lexington avenue aaa
Rotary, 38 South Dearborn st
Saddle and Cycle, Sheridan Rtf
and Foster avonue.
South Shore Country, lake she
and 67th atreot
Southern, 28 N. Dearborn street
8peedway Park Club, 140 8. Dear
Standard, Michigan ave. and I4
Swedish Club of Chicago, llll La
Twentieth Century, SMI Mlohlfu
Union League, Jackson boulevard
and Federal street
University, Michigan aveaae aal
JOHN M. DUFFY
Phone Franklin 1825
1123 Slock Eichtnge Building
30 N. La Salle St. CHICAGO
William D. Mimhall
ATTORNEY AT LAW
1012 Ashland Block
Clark and Randolph Streets
Telephone Majestic 7870
Albert J. IlopUtni
Jmu B. IIoptdiM
Hopkins & Hopkins
134 South La Salle Street
Suits C:0 Corn Kxchangs Dank Bldg.
TKLVniOKR MAIN M
Fiimm M. Loww Lwoy RltUrJt
Phoa On tl 2918
Lowes & Richards
Attorney.! at Law
tn a 99
127 N. DeqrboraSt.
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