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at «unos- York trav- take ?clf what is fluid in-the-expose about 'the Mem' ' i 'Ohio,' but'Mr.~Gid- 'jber'from ' Waste .*f Jimt. Ii Coagress Corropondeoce of tlie New iork Tribune.'- ,, . TFa$Ai«i»tow, Saturday, Dec. 23. 'Hfngs interposed and insisted.that '. The waste of Utrie-jn Congress, especially,! ed t through the first, month of a Session, has be-, itor t e l o n - oJh'wt--as it'did.- M t. S. supposed the. Edof Edof The Tribune (who did nut make 1 up the corned disease so chronic and in my judgment j computations", a'nd eevertill now thought so pernicious--operating at once as a serious 1 S. in cotmeclidn" w i t h any subject) detriment to public interests and a cruel w r o n g ' tuated by some special inalicu tolodividuals who have just claims against the j by a desire to bring-him into dUgrace^nd Tomer a Government--that Ishafl not hesitate'to make! urn amor.g his constituents--as if they one farther atte.mpt to call public attention not kuow \vhe4her the Mileage charged by him - -- "· ' - - ' . . ! _ . _ . . -., , , . , - , . , , __,..._. \j VSlf^i » » * * · · - · - -- - - -- . JT I , - - - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ^ _ . ^ -- _ . _ -( -( There is not one ration.*! hope of its '· was excessive or not, in any ol bet way amendment unless it attracts the regard of con- ] corapariug it with Mr. Schenck's. \Vheii he; nonces, end heeomps an element of discus- i had closed. I think. ;M. A very severe run also.'stituoncies, end becomes an element of discus- { had closed, I thi one sion in the election of Members. It shall not j Mr. T. J. Turner of Illinois o n e s i o n the floor-- at any rate, he made a quite lengthy, empty ped steam-1 ed to adjourn over to leave: was warned when going to Baltimore last eve- when f a i r - i ning that 1 might as well keep on lo N. Itork, are ad-'as nothing would be done till some time in Jan- 15, and J uary. But I came back, determined at least to their j see how it was done. · by · The House met at 12 this morning as usual Fran-' heard prayer nnd the reading of the journal. down:--1 Mr. J. A. Rock well (Whig) of Ct. promptly to' moved that the House proceed to the regular the! order of the day, being the consideration of dis- Private Bills. and a'busive speech. He happens to"be in the list for a very liberal slice of extra--he miles' travel to \Vashiii 2 ton, while a solvent Office Department sayslhat by thei This [ail Route the actual distance from! t h e ver v v ..ce (Freeport, 111.) is but 832. T h a l a ^ un^ . . r ~ ' .: - . t-arr\;chM/4 rermtutmn Mr. Turner should feel a little uneasy u n d t h e expose is quite natural, but the wisdom showing it is not so obvious. He, too, abused The Tribune and its Editor, and deplored the i' n f i u e l ) C C : l l i a t w o u l d " e exerted ''^ t h e e x P o s e -did and - . I _ " _ ! _ . . . . ! _ - _ _ l _ . . _ _ / * . ' * , irf - * * v i . in remote districts where the t r u e character said paper and its conductor was not k n o w n ! But this, surel v, can be of liule moment to biiitv Mr. H. Cobb (Loco) ofGa. moved that icJten isthmus, ( t h i s House adjourn, it adjourn to meet on Wed- will not nesday next. [A motion to adjourn has pre- al- j cedence of any oilier.] j Mr. Greeley (\V"hi^) of N. Y. moved t o s u b The steamer, stituie Tuesday fur Wednesday, and demanded on t h e ' t h e yeas and nays. habit of. The House refused. to order the yeas and !ine i nays, only twenty-odd Members rising to sec- A- ond the demand. for t h r o u g h o u t his District The ! sn adef, well k n o w n as the lion. Member from as many District, nnd perhaps would be believed 83 We do widely and implicitly. He said, among other any thing things, trial to travel o v e r l a n d from, his dence (Frecpori, near Galena) to this city '; bout would be impossible--that t h e r e was no prac-! ticable route except by the u p p e r Lakes or St. Louis and t h e m o u t h of the Ohio, and no route could be f o u n d so short as 1,000 But the Post Office book says the distance from Freeport, 111., to Washington by the short- cept jiven Passen-1 passed Cobb's resolution w i t h a r u s h , a n d now )U51 come on bere directly across the State of i brokers h '- ' - i l H i r ) 0 i s and I n d i a n a , impassable as t h e route j extent ot our a c q u a i n t a n c e ; (which elicned the, , ,, , . » , , , - ., -p. i verv t r u e that H'e m a y be. i rue i\Ir. I u r n e r says Mr. D. . - , , , · T4- · , c , i ' i n s l r u m e n t ed losver d o w n t h a n his District, but est Ma.l Route is but 832 miles, and I believe and feasibility! Of course, it rejected.the a m e n d m e n t , and i t . ~And Mr. Dodge, Senator from Iowa, h a s ! i l « l r n e . has * . . , T . . * . ^. . · j-* n \\t*r\ l.-d r e hrtt'o f*a 110H ff»r vnPT-iP- rillT Inilt 1C finriti* Ino means ( l i u v ing been t n sessioiy//i!«;/z minutes) may a r - , Mr. Pettit (Loco) of In. r-ioved that steamers at I House do now adjourn. by j [The monstrous waste of time i n v o k e d in ! C an be made to believe o u n t of bag- t h i s proposition is not its worst aspect. It can b e l s t i i k e s me, in c o n n e c t i o n \ \ i t l i trie preceding on i vote, as »i d e l i b e r a t e evasion of the C o n s t i t u - , _ » T T " t h a t there is no Mail Rna'l , ., ^-, ^ - .» . , t V e U V J » H . I l o t » ' U now r u n n i n g f r o m Galena to reason o r n i a , by j t i o n a l provision t h a t "neither House, d u r i n g 2 S t a t e U-.ijiital, I shall be astonished. T!ie:e were a n u m b e r of miner made in the same tone and spirit--all, 1 ed from the Locofoco side of t h e House--and v e r jg e d bv There i s ' t h e session of Congress, s h a l l , w i t h o u t tlie con- consiJ-1 sent of tlie oilier, adjourn for mor; t h a n tliree | msist'.ng t h a t the v i n g - h e r e for'days." Here w a s an u d i o u r n m e n t demanded . dad i m p u t - - i . _ _ 11' Fnr s t e u l i n o , c., ore., and especially a less. ' f o r four days l a c k i n g one q u a r t e r of an hour.] l e s C a p e ' Culls for the yc.is «nd nnys. for tellers, foi a f.ir as call of the House, u., were now made in rap- loss o f | i d succession; but tellers \ \ e i e o b t a i n e d , a n d the m o t i o n to n d j n t u n dt'fcalcd, by t h e close excessive M i l e a g e contrary to law. takit; The 5 "' arti- passage. Pacific, d e s t i n a t i o n at in fact de-; l i e ^ e , w e i c those of Bairow of T-jnn., Mar ft a, uion. clc itself explicitly and repeatedly repels any such i m p u t a t i o n . But there was a. felt by several for m a k i n g a noise, and Gold Due vote of 66 to 57, b j r e l y a c j n c i r u m voting.-- I \vas t i o t h t n 1 7 on w h i c h lo base it l e g i t i m [The only Whig votes for a d j o u r n m e n t , I be- they were d r i v e n to i- , . _ * . . t. . - . /· 7 . f T . _ 71.T .. I - accorn-jof N. \ ., and Rout of Ohio. C a l i f o r n i a , M i . V i n t o n , aYisMous to get on Real Other not 19,-i proceed w i t h us order of business: the votes Mr. Rockwell's motion t h e n came up, and i u l i r business, t r i e d r e p e a t e d l y to dist h e Mouse ngreed to go i n t o c o m m i t t e e , and so j c u s s i o n p r o 150 days, o u n d to Valparaiso, for- bi'tng ayes 71, noes 26 -- most of t h e Locoinot voting, so as to Ic.ivc t h e [louse w i t h o u t a quo- Mr. Jarnes Thompson of Pa and John Pet- by ships tit of la. ( b o t h Loco?) now s i m u l t a n e o u s l y rebound are so m a n y | newed the motion t h a t the Home Jo now ad- e m e n t of t h e now journ. The yeas and nnys being called on this, and a sufficient n u m b e r rising to order t h e m , Mr. P c t t i t asked leave to icil/idraic Jus motion to ailjourn. d .ys 150 days which t h , t o u c h ;it is ten dol- The Speskersaid he had entertained the motion motion of Mr. T h o m p s o n , who did not offer to w i t h d r a w it. The yeas and nays \vere then l a k e n ond resulted resulted as follows: Yeas CS; nays 101. Whigs v o t i n g to a d j o u r n , 14, ( i n c l u d i n g M r. Root;) Locos 54. Locos v o t i n g -not to a d j o u r t , 31; Whigs 70. So the House refused to a d j o u r n on t h e yeas and nnys, t h o u g h e v e r y one a O ^ \ n e v v t h a t if the m o i r on the c l i m a t e ol" the Sac-j vote had been t a k e n lira 1.00. the result would c l i m a t e ! have been contrary. m the v u l l r y , but The House t h e n went i n t o c o m m i t t e e of the sea-1 whole on t h e P r i v a t e C a l e n d a r , and spent a- to j h e | b o u t an h o u r t h e r e o n ; passed one b i l l and dis- n i n g of March; cussed a n o t h e r -- a n i m p o r t a n t slave case--but t rain; but the f o r d M the Ji'ly and a f t e r w o r k i n g a b o u t an h o u r , and d e f e a t i n g one motion to rise, a n o t h e r motion to lise, by Mr B u r t (Loco) ofi5. C., p r e v a i l e d , and at h a l f past le, c., but t h e House o v e r r u l e ent on. M r . Greene of Mo. m;ii]c a short but r r t i n e n t a n d sensible speech r e p o r t s made by several to throw the whole rep o n s t b i l i i y of the Mileage a c c o Mileage Committee. He said that Committee eqiiired each M e m b e r to m a k e o of his own Mileage, a n d , in d e f a u l 50, they did t h e i r best. But generally jers said, 'I live so m a n y miles beyond Due Due Ho\v and amounting that ,.,,, ,..,~, . ..... ^ ...-..., ......... ..-.,-..,. ^. o ( l h Louis, or C i n c i n n a t i , or ^e^v.O. j a n v . and t h e O o r n r n i t t e e m a age accordingly. d s in w i l d L o'clock, on m o t i o n of Mr. S t n n t o n (Loco) of gri c., States, to sugar l e y of the S a n j is remarkably Pacific--the t i f u l l e g i o n , the e a r t h . Such such is the Mexico. n a r t i - Tenn., the House adjourned--of course to Wednesday. Such is the record of a clay.-O clay.-O u g h t it not to be c o m m e n t e d and reflected on? a r t i - i"e r t g u i a r ousmisss, u u i i e x a t i o n of « o r t h the money it costs. season, I rcgi Mileage and Sundries--The House. Correspondence nf 'ihe i\ r . Y Tiibinie. WASHISQTOV, Dec. 27, 1823. C o n t r a r y to general usage in the Holiday season,! b e l i e v e , and c o n t r a r y to my expectation, expectation, we have had a breezy, stirring, spicy sit- t i n g i n t h e House t o - d n y -- n o t very d i g n i f i e d , c e r t a i n l y , n o r verv u s e f u l i n p u t t i n g loi \vard the rtscular business, but. in a n o t h e r view q u i t e On the \\hole, con- ard tt as a d n v well c h i n g it, a s ' The business first in order was the m o t i o n of j );i5 j Mr. S t e w a r t of M i c h i g a n , to reconsider the a n d over-! v o t e ^ w h i c h lho H o u s e h a i i P assrd l l i e res °- . 1 1 i V I _ / " . . . . _ I » . . _ O . . e m o c r u t i c u n d a t i o n s . l u t i o n moved by Mr. G o t t of our State instruct instruct i n g the C o t n m i t i e e on this D i s t i i c t to bring in This was the s u b s t a us e x p l a n a t i o n s as I u n d e r s F i n a l l y a f t e r oil the rest bad said and the House had refused to o v e r r i d business or lay it on the table, Mr. Greeley a l l o w e d to put in a w o r d . HP g e n t l e m e n \\ ho h a d s p o k e n f t h e a t t e n t i o n of the c o u n t r practiced u n d e r the present law p r o v i c o m p u t a t i o n of M i l e a g e \iy t o u t o ' -- w h i c h is often twice and n e a r l y t h t t c e as l o n g as the R o u t e . W h a t e v e r i m p u t a showered on him pet serially, there could be l i t d o u b t t b a t t h c s e abuses w o u In reply to v a r i o j s i n q u i r i e s stated lhat the E d i t o r i a l portion of in q u e s t i o n had been w r i t t e n t r a n s c r i p t s of the M i l e a g e Senate and House respectively had been m a d him by an e x - C l e r k in the Post m e n t , who, also on his b e h a l f , the last p u b l i s h e d Post Office actual distance by the nearest Post-Route from t h e residence of each Member respectively t h i s City, and added t h e r e t o .1 c the excess of Mileage received by each M ber over the a m o u n t ho w o u l d had he chnrged by the nearest Mail Route set down in t h e Post-Office book. All this w ns d o n e w i t h o u t i n t e r f C l e i k copying, c o l l a t i n g a n precisely a c c o r d i n g to the oflicial lists. gone behind these w o u l d h a v e been hazardous a n d i r n p i a c l i c u b l e : a few Members' accounts for p u b l i c a h a \ e been e q u a l l y objectionable. but o n e p r a c t i c a b l e a n d j been w the p o w c r o f t h e n a t i o n ' bill abolishing the S l a v e Trade t h e r e i n . Mr. it is most 1 Stewart of course had ;he floor, and proceeded principle of Dc-{ l ° m a k e ii;s s l' eech '" f a v o r ot reconsideiing-- d a n t ; and has sent i l o m ? m i n d a h u l c ' n a r r o w - m i n d e d , pcttil'og- i n t o i r - ! ?'"?' P a r t '* a n speech. Po far as 1 could hear, t a n d m o - c ["s d r i l l seemed :o bu t h a t the Souih had descrv- m i l i t a r y ! cd somt-thi^ng terrible by deserting the Domoc- he m.ist sonn r e - i r a c y and deleating Gen. Cass, and he w a n t e d g reflection t h a t , ! t o k e e P o v e r a11 Fusible Slave questions in the Tyler and , ''"f 16 l h a l tlie v v w o u l d serve Io embanass Gen. the j Ta 3' !or 's A d m i n i s t r a t i o n . He goes in for rc- was or ever' °° nslcjer '"g. «nd movmg some sort of a substi- but just w h a t sort When he had conclu- Jed, Mr. Went w o r t h of I l l i n o i s , moved t h a t the on the motion ;o reconsider do lie on the table, but lhat eminent law-\ v a s defeated by a huge vole, ond the whole of »n a l l ' m!! iter p u t ovp/to t h i s dav f o r t n i g h t fee-ling t u b - ! Mr. Vinton now w i s h e d the House to pro- . intellectual social ceed to the special order of the day, being t w o N e w - 1 b i l l s lo I ) r o v j,j e f o r deficiencies in the Appro- properly 1 p r i a ; i o n s f o r t h e c o r r e n t v c a r a n d for -^ lhe closed j , w 0 n e x t i n s t a |i m e m s J u ' e lo Mexico nndc? the of Mr. I J a i e T r u a i v of Peace- Mr. \Veb-{ Mr. . .... ...... ., ,,. w ,,, w nian: ro8 e to a qncsuonof pnvUcge, which has pretf- appears j edence. He proceeded to draw forth a copv j ' the Lf The Tribune ofln.t Friday c o n t a i n i n g a ta- the w o r k ] h ] e O f the Mileage of Members as actually" char- and ^ ge d contrasted with what it would be 'if each but predicated tv and h to little ly \ e v e r y man's account exactly as it stood, w i t h r (liffcrence t h a t w o u l d be made according to the nearest Mail-Route, w h e t h a t d i f f e r e n c e were cents, or thousands. This course forstalied e v e r y charge in pretence of partiality or p a r t n e t s h i p : there were any \vron" done (error« e.xcepted a l of course) the f a u l t was in the p u b r i) the f a u l t was in tlie p u t Mr. T. B u t l e r King of Ga. s t a t e m e n t that HP had never had 0 . -/ c | nnnn nr nt!ipr\\ ic/ i n i n r t thneo K*.r\I_.;. w i t h the c o m p u t a t i o n o: ins a l w a y s refused t o J i a v e -- b u t left ,, . - them have refused to take this money the Committee, ond had t a k e n just w and gave him. Mr. Greelev-- .,. i to demand of lhe banks -\ es, bir; and t h u s W reprntedly bad the responsibility s h i r i /-i · 4 1 i t " ) ' -- .··wn^io ua.t K ,V'' mmi , °' a " ·' ' em ° a C K a S a ' n alld lhcn the M h u a l l v it settles n o w n e t e . t ; on . I they do not profess Mr. K i n g --Does the g e n t l e m a n i t h 'shirking?' 1 demand an e x p l i c Mr. Greelcv.--No, Sir, 1 rio not. 1 cio n o \ r \ \ \ \ 3 - i r- i i i i r t ' ""' pretend to nx the blame anyw here, e.\cep: on | the lav,-. I^mako no i m p u t a t i o n on t h e ~ - - - - - - - - . _ - · ,, - - - _ - . i --o ------- * -- , . · · i · ----- = ------ ---- * ...-.a^- , (ot fra«rra:u memory) of Ohio ' h a v e been saved had the law been as Gt a « " * · · - . . · * . _ . . . - - - 1. _ J . _ . . . _ . ! _ _ . . . t r- - . . - 4 1 * - - - . _ 1 t . . * * _ - . T I I I I .. n u v \ \ U U I U L/tS U C'KJtl dead body (computed t h e d i s t a n c e b v th t direct Po-t-Route- the liar-j with comments, c., Whereupon he held forth tn t h e ; a t some i e n g l h lo l h c ev ; dent edification of the have|House. Passing over the bad Ian : ... had J grammar and bad rnantiers--which is to dis- the gist "chenck expose allu- '"' j ded to--that either Mr. Schenck's extra was too j little or his much too" great, which is quite pos- i sible. He endeavored to appropriate to hirn- be, and propejly enforced. Mr. Speaker, I have no\v stated the f.icts | l u ! l with with regard to their publication, -and have Ic swercd. the various inquiries addressed with regard to it. I have only to add t h a t . _ _ . ----------- . shall vote for the i n q u i r y nroposed, cost.. . . . _ ! * . ' * * ' mm nnprprrnn orjthing calculated to call attention to t h .* y i u t o ^ woi^.i.*tutc\i *.w wan o i t u x i i es of Mileage, which must be followed S.v o . . . - ' » C Ste tne rcsnit. I ne Alirrnr c o r r e c t o n . cr. v\iii.;u u i u s i uiz un KJ \vtru v v i i v i To the personal i m p * _ . _ . . " _ - nal in*; . ·. /* 1 * 1 · · T I - . . · . » · . « . . -^.u w f^ntfn upon me in the course of this discussion I make no .icply. They will benefit mv accusers. A Congress should 'lay judgment to the line righteousness to the plummet' w i t h regard this business of Mileage, and if that is shall be content. . . . j -- - -I -I - r - -- ...... » . v .* VJ neither-harm me, nor| to 111 I ask is that tins

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