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Some Eminent Civil Service Reformers

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Mr. Evarts is spending a good deal of his time on the beautiful banks oí the Connecticut Kiver at Windsor. enjoying the society of liis herds and haycoeks' and of Brother Stoughton, the titular American Envoy Extraordinary and Minister PleniDOtentiary at the'Court of St. Petersburg. Mr. Key is inspecting the post offices in Long Island Sound and Ñarragansett Bay, and tlie political mail service on theadjacent shores. able view of public affairs, Mr. Sherman is stamping Matae for Mr. Blaine in July, on the undei standing that Blaine is to stump Ohio in September, and thereby help eleet Poster Governor in October. Mr. Thompson is improving hls knowledge of naval science by navigating the marshes of the Wabrsh, all 'he while keeping his weather eye ipon the chances of securing a Shernan delegation from Indiana to the next National Convention. Nobody should be surprised at this, for none of those functionaries ever intended that their sort of civil service reform should apply to offlceholders whose salaries ros above a thousand ro twelve hundred dollars a year. They siipposed that the sole object of the sonorous orders issued now and then from the White House on this subject was to compel the clerks, inspectors, and other small fellows under Government pay to bone down to their work six days in the week aud six hours in the day while their superiors were perambnlating the country, sniffing the sea breezes, packing conventions, draw ing their fat salaries, and other wise making money. But we are now informed that Mr. Cari Schurz, the original inventor of civil service reform of the patented description, is soon toshow in a striking marnier how f raudulent the whole thing is. lt is asserted that he is at this moment domiciled in one of the clefts of the mountains of Pennsylvania, preparing a political speech which he is to deliver at half a dozen places in Ohio during the pending campaign in that State.- N. Y. Sun. A Chicago preacher advertises that uis sermons never exceed twenty mintes in length.


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Michigan Argus