It was made known to me by his interest and by his lack of interest in appointments in the Treasury Department. Of salaried places he controlled the appointment of General Pleasanton as commissioner of internal revenue, and of that only. On several occasions he suggested the designation of a person named for employment in some menial and non-salaried service.
She was pleased to receive one on such an errand, and agreed to accompany me to the dance-hall and slum district that night. My next errand was room-hunting. Very seldom do I remain more than one night in a hotel in a strange town, for almost invariably many doors are soon opened to the non-salaried workers in the Master's vineyard.
Both are appointed by the Central Administration, but an assembly has competence to appeal to the minister of Home Affairs from the prefect's decisions. In the districts, also, there are headmen, but their post is always elective and generally non-salaried. Other details of the local-government system are here omitted.