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[By Telegraph..] (From our own Correspondent.) '' Wellington, July 8. Sir George Grey’s bribe of L3OO to Mr. Rees, and Mr, Sheehan’s LBOO *illegally paid to another friend and advocate of - his Government, are now both before the ... Public Accounts Committee, ahd in a few ’ j days another little irregularity of the late Government will probably be 14id before the same tribunal, almost equally disgraceful to that Government and. more ... alarming to the cotmtry, as it shows that they had a means of paying public money , to their friends, not ;only without the iconsent but without the: knowledge of Parlia-; ment. A few days before he left office, - Mr/ Macandrew handed a bonus of LSOO to his friend Mr. Conyers, in addition to his salary. This has [been .known-'for a long time past, but members supposed that they had in ' some' way voted the money without -seeing it. It now turns’ * out that they had' not even been-tricked into any such vote, but the sum was taken from a lump sum of ,L 69,000. voted for. railways, and the auditor seems to have allowed the * sura to pass , without calling, i. the attention of the House to the matter. Mr. Saunders (who has quietly heard all » the attacks the enraged Civil Servants can ; . make or procure on the Civil Service report) has now given notice of a motion for Monday evening* that will give ' “■ opportunity to give his version of the Civil Service matter, when it is expected that he will put, an end to the brief, ~ triumph of Mr. Conyers and’ .his abettors,'.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 124, 10 July 1880

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ANOTHER GREYITE JOB. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 124, 10 July 1880