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For the most part these examinations have been successful in furnishing an adequate number of competent candidates for the positions to be filled, although this has not been the case in all instances. The examinations in detail, have been as follows:

On the fifteenth of January examination number one was held, for permanent assistant examiners in the office of the Board of Regents. Six candidates appeared at this examination who were marked in two different grades as follows:

Result of Examination at Albany, January 15, 1887, for Assistant Examiners

in the Office of the Board of Regents.

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The nature of this work is such that it must be done speedily and at stated intervals. The ordinary force of the Regents' office is not adequate for the purpose of properly completing it, within the period required, and persons must be temporarily engaged from time to time to assist those regularly employed. To obtain an eligible list from which such persons could be selected, an examination, the thirteenth for the year, was held at the office of the commission in Albany, December 15, 1887, at which nineteen competitors appeared, one of whom retired without completing any paper. The examination was continued through that and the next day, and through part of the seventeenth, the twentieth and the twenty-first. The papers used were prepared and marked by Mr. Cole, of the general examining board, with the assistance of Professors Charles A. Horne, George H. Benjamin, John E. Sherwood, P. H. McQuade, 0. D. Robinson and A. F. Onderdonk, and the examination resulted as will appear by the following table: Result of Escamination at Albany, December 15 to 21, 1887, for Temporary

Examiners for the Board of Regents.

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Each applicant was permitted to take one or any number of the stated subjects at his or her option, and the examination in this instance was in each case confined strictly to the subjects respectively under consideration.

The second examination for the year was for guards and keepers in the State prisons and was held by Col. Morrison, in connection with the local board at Dannemora, on the thirty-first day of May. Eighteen candidates appeared, of whom one did not complete the examination.

Result of Examination at Dannemora, May 31, 1887, for Guards and

Keepers in the State Prisons.

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Another examination (No. 6) also for keepers and guards, was held at Auburn on the twenty-second of July. Eighty-one candidates appeared at this examination, of whom two did not wholly complete it, and one failed to present satisfactory credentials as to character and disposition. The result of the examination was as follows:

Result of Examination at Auburn, July 22, 1887, for Guards and Keepers

in the State Prisons.

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Two competitive examinations for guards at the Elmira Reformatory were held during the year. The first (No. 5), was held at the reformatory on the twentieth of July. Twenty-eight candidates appeared at this examination, of whom three failed to complete it and six were ruled out as under height or weight. The result of the examination was as follows: Result of Examination at Elmira, July 20, 1887, for Reformatory Guards.

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Highest average. 95.20

Lowest average

70.20

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Eligible....

The second examination, (No. 11, B,) was held at the court-house at Elmira on the fifteenth of November, at the same time with the general examination for clerical and other positions, and was directly conducted by the local board, consisting of Dr. William C. Wey, the Hon. Seymour Dexter, Prof. N. A. Miller and Messrs. Francis Hall, John R. Joslyn and Boyd McDowell. The papers were marked by Warden Pillsbury and Charles H. Kitchell, Esq., of the general examining board. Twenty-four candidates appeared of whom fourteen reached the eligible list upon a very easy grading. The result of the examination was as follows: Result of Examination at Elmira, November 15, 1887, for Reformatory

Guards.

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The third examination for the year was held at Whitehall on the eleventh of June, for collector of canal statistics there, and the fourth was held at Buffalo on the fourteenth of June for collector of canal statistics at that place, and for clerks to the collector. At the first examination three candidates appeared. At the second examination three candidates appeared for the position of collector, and four candidates for the position of clerk. The results of the examinations were as follows:

Result of Examination at Whitehall, June 11, 1887, for Collector of Canal

Statistics.

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