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Page 110 - Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party, generally. This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind.
Page 83 - Resolved, that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to the family of the deceased and that the same be published in GOOD GOVERNMENT.
Page 137 - President, with his recommendations for promotions or for transfers, the names of those secretaries in the diplomatic service, and of those consular officers or departmental officers or employees, who, by reason of efficient service, an accurate record of which shall be kept, have demonstrated special efficiency, and also the names of persons found on examination to have fitness for appointment to the lower grades of the service.
Page 53 - That no recommendation of any person who shall apply for office or place under the provisions of this act which may be given by any Senator or member of the House of Eepresentatives, except as to the character or residence of the applicant, shall be received or considered by any person concerned in making any examination or appointment under this act.
Page 110 - From their natural tendency it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose, and there being constant danger of excess the effort ought to be by force of public opinion to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest instead of warming, it should consume.
Page 170 - No officer or employe in the classified Civil Service of any city who shall have been appointed under said rules and after said examination, shall be removed or discharged except for cause, upon written charges and after an opportunity to be heard in his own defense.
Page 177 - At special meetings no business shall be transacted except such as shall be specified in the call thereof. Fifteen members of the Association shall constitute a quorum at any meeting thereof.
Page 43 - It was moved and seconded that the Secretary be directed to cast one ballot for the election of the gentlemen named.