T1IR ENGLISH CIVIL SKltVICE. Patronage in England is wholly divorced from politics, with, it is said, the very best effects. The tenure of office lasts during good behavior, and i the position being secure, the officeholder office-holder can afford lo take a modest salary. At present there arc only some half-dozen officers under the British crown exclusive, of course, of the cabinet which depend upon ins and outs of governments. To each secretariat of state are attached two or thrco unjer secretaries. One of these gentlemen is a political officer, holds a seat iu parliament and goes out with the government. There is a similar officer, who shares a similar fate, attached to the treasury, poor law board and other principal departments. depart-ments. The remuneration of British civil servants may, with tho exception of about twenty auperi or, officers and the salaries of legal functionaries, be said to range from thrc3 hundred to five thousand dollars a year. The promotion promo-tion in most offices is vary slow, and a man enjoying four thousand dollars a year would rarely be under fifty. The vacations are liberal none under a month, and in the secretaries of state's offices two months. The clerk io the hou;e of parliament, tho patronage of which is in the hands of non-political officers, are free for five months. The pay in almost all offices commences at four hundred dollars a year, and rises by small annual instalments.