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18490103-ecarolinarepublican - Mr. Greely In Hot .Water. Horace Greely, well...
Mr. Greely In Hot .Water. Horace Greely, well kuown a the Editor ot the N. Y. Tribune, but not so well known as the Honorable Horace Greely, member of Con-gress,has been kicking up quite a mus among liis honorable associates , since his advent among them. He has advocated in his paper reforms of all kinds, political and social,' but generally of so speculative a character as to render them impracticable in the commonplace affairs of life. His elevation to a seat in Congress has by no means cooled his zea!.-?-He has been examining 'a certain document there, and has come to the conclusion that a reform is heeded in the law regulating mileage of members. He does, no V charge the members with hav'ng received more money as mileage than allowed tothem by law. but that mileage is not charged according to -.'the mpst direct routes. He gives a lis ol'-the actual distance of each member's residence from, the Capitol, the distance'he receives compensation for, the amount he receives,.- auid- the .excess over the sum he ought to be entled U. This extra mileage, according, to Mr. Greely, amounts to the snug little sum of $62, 105.2i 'he article bears on the face of it an allega n of fraud on the pan of the members ; gen- efally. V- On Wednesday, the 27th ult, several mem bers of the House animadverted, upon the arti cle in tiie Tribune witK much severity," denouncing the author, who is lr. Greely himself, as having made wilful misstatements, and that his charges . were absolutely,' false. u Mr. Turner used the word gentleman (alluding to Mr. G.) but begged pardon of the House and used the term "individual" and thing." On motion of Mr. T. the whole matter was referred to the committee on mileage, with in structions to inquire whether the publication ia the Tribune does not amount, in .substance, to an allegation of fraud and whether that allegation is true or false. The members were generally down upon ulhe Editor," but if abuses exist, we dare say he will be sure to ferret them out and insist upon refrrni. Mr. Greely has hit upon a practical reform for once in his life. ; ' ; ;

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  1. Eastern Carolina Republican,
  2. 03 Jan 1849, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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