Operations of the Civil Service
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1888 - Civil service - 894 pages
Includes investigation of improper participation of Government officials in political conventions and elections. Apr. 3-6 hearings were held in Philadelphia, Pa.; May 24, 25, 28, and 29 hearings were held in New York City; and June 8 and 9 hearings were held in Baltimore, Md.
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Page 2 - Persons honorably discharged from the military or naval service by reason of disability resulting from wounds or sickness incurred in the line of duty, shall be preferred for appointments to civil offices, provided they are found to possess the business capacity necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of such offices.
Page 6 - Sixth, that no person in said service has any right to use his official authority or influence to coerce the political action of any person or body.
Page 44 - ... without any fraud or further delay, then the above obligation to be void. or else to be and remain in full force and virtue.
Page 180 - States, shall, directly or indirectly, receive, or agree to receive, any compensation whatever for any services rendered or to be rendered to any person, either by himself or another, in relation to any proceeding, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other matter or thing in which the United States is a party or directly or indirectly interested, before any department, courtmartial, bureau, officer, or any civil, military, or naval commission whatever...
Page 2 - Individual interest and activity in political affairs are by no means condemned. Officeholders are neither disfranchised nor forbidden the exercise of political privileges, but their privileges are not enlarged nor is their duty to party increased to pernicious activity by office holding.
Page 49 - ... display of obtrusive partisanship, their neighbors who have relations with them as public officials. • They should also constantly remember that their party friends, from whom they have received preferment, have not invested them with the power of arbitrarily managing their political affairs. They have no right as officeholders to dictate the political action of their party associates, or to throttle freedom of action within party lines by methods and practices which pervert every useful and...
Page 50 - But many now holding such positions have forfeited all just claim to retention, because they have used their places for party purposes in disregard of their duty to the people, and because instead of being decent public servants, they have proved themselves offensive partisans and unscrupulous manipulators of local party management.
Page 30 - Wm. Bone, Esq., before whom the annexed affidavit was made, and who has thereto subscribed his name, was at the time of so doing a justice of the peace of the state of Maryland, in and for the city of Baltimore, duly commissioned and sworn.