The Writings of Carl Schurz/From Charles Stuart Smith, August 28th, 1897

Paul Smith's, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1897.

I am unable to refrain from thanking you for your exquisite dissection of poor Gallinger. It is the most polite and gentleman-like flaying of a selfish and ignorant politician that I have seen or known of since the days of Junius. You have again added a most valuable contribution to public education upon the most important topic of the day. Civil service is the keynote and the one remedy for all our political ills, and you are now the high-priest of this religion. I hope that [George William] Curtis from his home “over the river” still is permitted to know what good things are going on, here below.