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tion's Committee of Women's Clubs. The supply of these demands has been made possible through the kindness of public spirit of the following speakers: Hon. John C. Rose, Hon. Alford Cooley, Hon. William D. Foulke, Mrs. Oakley, of Philadelphia ; Mr. Jolin Philip Hill and Dr. J. H. Hollander, some of whom have addressed several meetings.

A large amount of literature has been distributed during the year, both voluntarily and in response to requests.

Pending the passage of the child labor law, the Auxiliary was represented by a committee at Annapolis, who testitied to their interest in the bill before the legislature. Subscquently, in response to an appeal from the Charity Organization Committee, $100 was voted from the treasury to furnish pensions to families suffering from the enforcement of the law.

The Auxiliary has made its usual contribution of $100 to the funds of the National Civil Service Reform League.

In conclusion we would state that 27 members have been added to the list of the Auxiliary during the year, a testimony to the growing interest in the cause of civil service reform.

Hon. C. E. Buell, a member of the Wisconsin Civil Service Commission, gave the following account of the work of the commission:

I did not come here expecting to make any report for any organization in Wisconsin,-in fact came rather to listen than to say anything. We have a civil service law in Wisconsin which I am led to think is perhaps one of the best civil service laws that we have in the United States. It is copied very largely from the civil service law in New York but perhaps we have improved it in one or two respects. The question of civil service reform was not agitated very much in the state of Wisconsin. It came as an incident of other reforms. I suppose we are known in some respects as reformers out in Wisconsin. We certainly were the pioneers in primary election reform and I believe we have the best primary

election law in the United States, and it is a law where the voter can go to the poll and manifest his choice for the nominee of his party untrammelled and unhindered by anyone. That reform it took quite a number of years to bring about and as an incident to that reform the civil service law was passed without very much agitation. The law was passed two years ago last winter and it has been in operation about two years; that is, about two years since the law really went into effect. We have been doing as best we could and I think perhaps fairly well; but we were met by the situation that when the civil service law went into effect all the offices were filled on the spoils system and by the law those officers were continued in office provided they were able to pass a non-competitive examination. It has been the desire of the commission to fill the different appointive offices as they became vacant by persons without regard to party or faction within a party, without regard to religion or any other test, and I think we have succeeded, but there is still the old influence at work, the opposition of the spoilsmen, and we feel that, and it may give us trouble. But I think on the whole the outlook in Wisconsin is favorable and that a sentiment is being developed which will sustain us in the work which we are trying to accomplish.

SECOND SESSION.

PERKINS MEMORIAL HALL, Y. M. C. A. BUILDING,

THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7. A1 T 8:30 P. II. the League reconvened at Perkins Me

morial Hall, Y. M. C. A. Building. Hon. William Dudley Foulke presided at the meeting.

Mr. Richard Henry Dana, Chairman of the Council, read the Annual Report of the Council.'

Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte, Attorney General, delivcred an address."

Hon. Charles E. Hughes, Governor of New York, delivered an address.

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THIRD SESSION.

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IROQUOIS HOTEL,

FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8.
T 11:00 A. M. the League reconvened, Mr. Dana in

the chair. Mr. Frederic Almy presented the report of the Committee ou Nominations as follows: FOR PRESIDENT: Joseph H. Choate,

New York, N. Y.
FOR VICE PRESIDENTS:
Grover Cleveland,

Princeton, N. J.
Charles W. Eliot,

Cambridge, Mass.
Harry A. Garfield,

Princeton, N. J.
Daniel C. Gilman,

Baltimore, Md.
Arthur T. Hadley,

New Haven, Conn.
Henry Charles Lea,

Philadelphia, Pa.
Seth Low,

New York, N. Y.
Franklin MacVeagh,

Chicago, Ill.
George A. Pope,

Baltimore, Md.
Henry C. Potter, D. D.

New York, N. Y.
P. J. Ryan, D. D.,

Philadelphia, Pa.
Moorfield Storey,

Boston, Mass.
Thomas N. Strong,

Portland, Ore.
Herbert Welsh, .

Philadelphia, Pa.
FOR MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL:
William A. Aiken,

Norwich, Conn.
Frederick Almy,

Buffalo, N. Y.
Arthur H. Brooks,

Boston, Mass.
Charles C. Burlingham,

New York, N. Y.
George Burnham, Jr.,

Philadelphia, Pa.
Silas W. Burt,

New York, N. Y.
John A. Butler,

Milwaukee, Wis.
Edward Cary,

New York, N. Y.
Everett Colby,

Newark, N. J.
Charles Collins,

New York, N. Y.
William E. Cushing,

· Cleveland, Ohio.
Nathaniel H. Davis,

Cincinnati, Ohio.
Horace E. Deming,

New York, N. Y.
John Joy Edson, .

Washington, D. C.
John A. Fairlie,

Ann Arbor, Mich.
Henry W. Farnam,

New Haven, Conn.
Cyrus D. Foss, Jr.,

Philadelphia. Pa.
William Dudley Foulke,

Richmond, Ind.
Richard Watson Gilder,

New York, N. Y.
Charles N. Gregory,

Iowa City, Ia.
Henry W. Hardon,

New York, N. Y.

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H. Barton Jacobs,

Baltimore, Md.
Robert D. Jenks, .

Philadelphia, Pa.
William V. Kellen,

Boston, Mass.
John F. Lee,

St. Louis, Mo.
William G. Low,

New York, N. Y.
George McAneny,
Henry L. McCune,

Kansas City, Mo.
Harry J. Milligan,

Indianapolis, Ind.
William B. Moulton,

Chicago, Ill.
Samuel H. Ordway,

New York, N. Y.
William Potts,
John Read,

Cambridge, Mass.
H. O Reik,

Baltimore, Md.
Charles Richardson,

Philadelphia, Pa.
Henry A. Richmond,

Buffalo, N. Y.
Edward M. Shepard,

New York, N. Y.
F. L. Siddons,

Washington, D. C.
Nelson S. Spencer,

New York, N. Y.
Lucius B. Swift,

Indianapolis, Ind.
W. J. Trembath, .

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Henry Van Kleeck,

Denver, Colo.
William W. Vaughan,

Boston, Mass.
Everett P. Wheeler,

New York, N. Y.
Charles B. Wilby.

Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ansley Wilcox,

Buffalo, N. Y.
Charles D. Willard,

Los Angeles, Calif.
Frederick C. Winkler,

Milwaukee, Wis.
R. Francis Wood,

Philadelphia, Pa.
Clinton Rogers Woodruff,
Morrill Wyman, Jr., .

Cambridge, Mass. It was moved and seconded that the Secretary be directed to cast one ballot for the election of the gentlemen named. The motion was unanimously carried, the Secretary cast the ballot and announced the election of the ticket as read.

The Secretary presented the treasurer's report to date, and stated that as the fiscal year did not close until November 30, the Council had voted that the Annual Report of the Treasurer, to be printed in the proceedings with the report of the Auditing Committee, should include all receipts and disbursements up to and including that date.'

Mr. Horace E. Deming read the report of the Committee on Superannuation." A discussion followed in which the following participated : Pickens Neagle, Presi

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dent U. S. Civil Service Retirement Association, A. P. Davis, Chairman, Sub-committee on Personnel, Keep Committee on Department Methods, Richard H. Dana and Horace E. Deming.

Mr. Foulke moved that the report of the committee be accepted and its conclusions adopted and that the committee be authorized to confer with the sub-committee of the Keep Committee and report on further plans. The motion was carried.

The Secretary presented and read the report of the Committee on Resolutions. After discussion and amendment the report was approved and adopted.'

Mr. Foulke presented the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted :

Resolved: That the thanks of the League be extended to Governor Hughes for his inspiring address—so well calculated to aid the propaganda of the reform in sections of the country where it does not yet exist.

Mr. Wilcox presented the report of the Special Committee on the Civil Service in Dependencies which, upon motion was approved."

FOURTH SESSIOX.

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 8. HE League reconvened at 3:00 P. M., Mr. Dana in

the chair. Hon. William Dudley Foulke read a paper on "Restriction of the Political Activity of Officeholders." A discussion followed the reading of the paper in which Mr. Bonaparte and Mr. Dana took part.

Hon. John Lord O'Brian read a paper on “Competitive Examinations for Legal Positions." A discussion followed in which the following took part: Hon. Cyrus D. Foss, Jr., Mr. Ansley Wilcox and Hon. C. E. Buell.

Mr. Charles S. Fowler, Chief Examiner of the New York State Civil Service Commission, presented a paper on "Oral Examinations and Practical Tests," which was

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