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Ten lines or,lea being a square. r ., Yearly ad vertiseuienta inserted on liberal terms. .jobw:o:r:k: on with' dispatch, and in. the latest .style of the art. O" Payment required for all Job Work on deli very. , l THE PYRAMIDS C v7H0 "BmLTTHBXV AND WHY! , TLo pyramids i. c, the three which monopolize the name (for some sixty or sev enty more of inferior size exist in Lower Eypt) stand in a, diagonal line from northeast to, southwest; with', the sides of each facjng the four cardinal' points. The northern is the iargest, and usually called the first, though some conceivo the second, or middle one," to be in truth, the .oldest. These two differ in fcizc and construction, covering .over,, some twelve acres of, ground, and rising to a. height of four hundred and fifty feett Tbey.are now-tbo only surviving remnants of1 the ftirridu.3 Seven -Wonders' of the World, and arc without doubt the old est as. we) a"s the largest edifices" extant. ThVthird is but half tlreir size, but df su perior construciion. All three, as Herodo tus was informed, were executed by the kings whose names they bore, for their own sepulchres : tho first by Cheops, who reign cd -fifty years, (be second by his brother Osphretics, who reigned G fry -six years, and the third by Myceriuus, son of Cheops. The ."were faced with slabs of stone careful ly formed, and presenting a smooth inac CtAsible f-urface from top to bottom. There ks:j inscription on the side of the first pyramid, finm which llerodotus's guide lead .to him that sixteen hundred (talents of ilver had been expended in buying radish-"J-Vonion, and garlic for the workmen. No other writing-is mentioned, and this has long miicc disappeared with the casing f tones, which the Arabs b.ripped off the iycuir.iids to use i; building their city of Miisrcl Gnhireh (31israxu the Victorious), by uubel'urers ignorantly called Cairo. llarodotualearut thatrthi3 etone;was brought from the Nile, and drawn by a causeway erected for the purpose from tho river to the end of the desert. This causeway, winch took ten years in building, and was formed of polished stones, scuptured with animals, was, in his opinion, a work little inferior to the pyramid itself. What say the' pyramids themselves? Fir.t, they affirm themselves to bo tombs and temples. Sepulchral vaults have been discovered under each, but there is no trace of any religious uses whatever. The vaults, howevdr, have no communications and never jcould have any with the Nile, being all considerably above the level. Hence, the story, of Chcop tind his insulated tomb only prove tnat tho priests were not ac quainted with the intcjipr of the pyramids. AJt jfhat time they were -first opened, we know not, apparently not till after Herodo tU4Si visit, perhaps before Strata's, wbo mentions the entrance into the-Jarger one covefed by a , movable stone. They were probabjy violated by the Persians, and cer tainly ,by .the Arabian caliphs of the seventh century. Hence the absence of a body, or iijy traces of one, in the larger pyramids, doe n,(?t amount to a corroboration of the legeqd that the founders were never buried there. Though the vault -is empty, the Great Pyramid contains what Herodotus nor Dlouorus ever expected, a' chamber indeed two in the heart of the superstruc ture j and in one of these, called the King's Chamber, a" plain 'granite 'Sarcophagus still remains., . - i- " y4ikau bovoted tfaatUftWho chambers and vaults are secured by portcullises of stone, with .every ,precaut.ion, against dis tujbancc, o-j subsequent entry. r -Another point to be noted is, that ,the vaults are-.cntered by sloping passages open-iog-bigh in the northern face of each pyra mid, and running at about the same angle' straight jiifoRljfe tjcjrelsj oAthe; earth. In thejlreatPyranrid the .passage, is upwards of-Tbree" hundred (cot kmg, -jIoA so exactly straight that the sky is, visible from the lower end. - Itaogje .gfiin tUc horizon is 26;S1, which,"accordingf to a" calculation made by Sir John Herschel, would have pointed- 4000 years ago to the 'star a in the constellation of Draco, chic7C was then the north star. This fact has been, called to assist in determining the data of the stroc- tuxc AtjilLq vents, wLeaoupled with tfae xi"cinTjJ,a"cement 'of-iBtrsievit proves that some astronomical . considerations were in view, "though the pyramids were hardly suited for observatories. Baron Bunscn insists- oo idolatry' being ccxffrwitb the language and nationality ot Ept, and. vill fallowpf jio Bucb.changes in JLhcieligionr iaonaxchy through airWs --.- -1 flight will find in 'the pyramids themselves, the clearest .evidence, of at "least an entire revolution." Not only 'are the manifestly different in character from all other1 'm'onu- ments.but the very tradition of thelrl tradition of their origin, wis lost 1 The idol priests knew nothing about them. ' Their founders were impious' accursed men', .who ciosea , me tempies rniution, me ouep-, herd, and eo forth. What does this mean but' that they were men of another religion, who lived before the temples' were7 built? The Pyramid were like Stohehenge-rdlics of a former .state" of society, which had no succession among those who talked so igno rantly. " , ' ., r i' Of the numerous smaller pyramids, still less is known than of tho famous three; et around tho apices of the hoary struc tures Baron Bunscn persuades himself that ho has woven, so as never to bo removed, a history to thiseffect : - n, ',' - Man wis created in tho year B.C. 10,752, when everything North' of the Alps was an open sea, the Ural mountains standing up as an island, and Brittania not having yet arisen from out the azure main.' The case is simply this1: We may con jecture the oldest pyramid-to be of the age of Abraham, say 2100 B. C; any earlier date, is worthy only of the "Arabian Night." The strongest grounds, moreover, of this 'conjecture, are' cut away b'y the Egyptologists, when they reject theaslro nomical indications and dony a pre idola trous origin. If the absence of sculpture can be reconciled with the contemporaneous idolatry, and. Chufus is to be connected with the tombs of Ghizeh andBenibassanj the argument becomes very strong for a much later date. There is no trace of an idolatrous building in Lower Egypt before the Thebian -Amosis, who, according to; an inscription yet remaining in the quarry, built tho temple of Phthah at Memphis, in the 22d year of his reign. The Egyptolo gists choose to consider this a re-building after the Shepherd desolation : but the Shepherds are a myth, unknown to the monuments as to the Bible and Herodotus. Then, too, tho argument for unity of design comes seriously into play"; only, instead of carrying the sphinx back to Cheops, it will Cheops down to the Sphinx. The monster is unquestionably of Theban' origin, and was probably constructed in the early part of the eighteenth dynasty as a monu ment to the new monarchy. In that case the second pyramid may be the oldest, (as Bunscn thinks) and Ainasis may be Sbafra or Cbabryis, its founder. Chufu and Men chcrcs may be successors or colleagues, and Nitocrls may bo the regeut sister of Tho'th ines III, whom Wilkinson calls AmUnncit gori, and Lopsius, Numt Amen. For our selves we incline to the queen of Psammet icus as at least the second founder of the third (or. rosy-faced) pyramid, and if one was rebuilt in this acre of archaic restora tion, why not the others also? Taking this, the latest date, the pyramids will still be tho oldest monuments in existence, and the last of the seven wonders of the world. Surely we may be content with so marvel lous an antiquity, without following the Prussian enthusiasts in their attempts to out-Mantheo Mantheo. As a question of critical evidence, there is absolutely nothing in their speculations to deteranne, one way or the' other, the problems that were inso luble to' Herodotus. One' or two interest ing coincidents between the. names in Egyptian legend and the interpretation from the monuments (genuine or fictitious) is the utmost yet attained to. To set up these scraps and guesses against the author ity of such a history as the book of Gene sis is, from a purely literary psint of view, simply ridiculous.- To place them against tho authenticity and inspiration of the Mosaic writings, attested in the New Tes tament even more strongly than in the Old is an' offence to our cdmtuon Christianity CURING A SMOKY CHlMXEY.' - For hard lying' the following oan't be beat. A correspondent wbo lives in New Hampshire, states that in those parts re sides a man called Joe, a fellow noted for the tough iies be can tell, and as a. sample, relates the following: Joe called at Holton's one day, and found him almost choked with smoke, whea he suggested : ,. " You don't know as mach .about man aging smoky chimneys:ss Iidcy squire, or you'd cure 'em." "Ah," said Holton, with interest, ";did yo ever see. a smoky chimney cured ?" " Seen a Emoky chimney cured 1"- aajd old Joe. "IUiipk I, have! Ihadlhe worst one in seaboard county once, .and I cured it a-little too much."' "How was that,?" asked. Holton. " Why you see," said -Joe, " joa see I bailt a little house qnt.yonderat "Wotf Hollow,, tea or' twelve, years, ago.;, Jjiai Bush, the fellow tbat built', the (caimney kept blind drunk three qnartersof the time, and crazy drunk the other. 1 told him that "he would have something wrong hot, he stncK to it and finished tbe boose Well, we moved in, and Wilt a fire thanext aiora; ing to boil the tea-kettle. All "the smoke - .v-t. t. r it J'.- i.t.. trot worse and worse. By-and-bv it cama ba to rain, and the rahrtegalTto come down tbe ehimnby. It pot tlja-lira- eat in a aiaota, and directly it came down by the pailfbjL romantic periods'. But'inauirie?of,a I6wer cstuo luiuujjuiuq iwui iqq went Out QI IUB windows; not a bit went up the flue. v yfe tried it for two or tbree, days, and it We bad to get the baby of the floor as 8660 we could'or it'woald have been drowned. In fifteen ininutes the water stood knee deeri dh5'the!I'n,oor. " Then' I went' out'tred took a Took. - It J didn't rain half so hartta"isMi:h n tried" it .again, though rather outside and! I pretty soon see-whsfwasthe matter. The drunken cuss had put tbe chimney wrong end up, and it drawed down wards ;" it gathered 'all -the rain wribinra' hundred'ryardfl,"and "poaredit down hy the bucketrull.'q-' - t " Weil, that was unfortunate," remarked Holton. " But what in the world did you do with the house-? Surely you never cured that chimney ? ' " Didn'i I," 'though V answered old Joe. "Yes I did."'' "- ' ' v How P asked Holton. f "Turned the other end up," said the in corrigible," ' and then 'yon ought to have seen it 'draw. " That was the way I cured it toa much V' " " . " Drew too much?" asked Holton. " Well, squire, yow may judge for your self," said-old Joe.' " Pretty soon after we got the chimney down and the other end up, I missed oue'of the chairs out of tfae room, and directly L see another of 'em shooting towards the fire-place. Next the table went, and I seen the back log going up. Then I grabbed the old woman under, one i arm and the baby under ,'tothcr, and started; -but ju9t as I, got to the door, 1 seen, a cat goiog across thefloor,.backwardsf holding on with her claws to tbe carpet, yelling awfully. t It wasn't no uec. I just, seen her going over the top of the chimney, and that, was the. last of her." , ' " WJl, what did yon do then ?" asked Holton. " Of course you couldn't live in such a house ?' . . ' - "Couldn't I, though?'; said Joe; "but I did. I put a poultice on ,the jam of the fire-place, and that drawed t'other way ; so we had no more trouble." A CANDIDATE FOR IHS CORPS HE AFXIQUS. Boswell, tbe inimitable correspondent' of tbe Bloomington JrantagrapK. gets off the following : "Borne maliciously disposed person has circulated the report tbat I failed in my ex amination for a commission in the Corps do Afriqoc. fortunately I kept a copy of the record of examination; and I now give it to. you, verbatim tt al, that all the world may seo and be satisfied : ' : Col. Dicight, Examiner What is the position of a soldier ? - i itos. About the same as that of a deck hand on a steamboat, r Col. How doyou form a company ? Bos. Get out big hand bills, offering $13 a month, $100 bounty, $25 down, one month's pay in advance, and S2 premium Say something about our glorious country, free institutions, and the Fourth of July, and you will soon have your company formed. Col. When you have formed your com pany, what do you do then ? Bos. Wear shoulder straps, and draw 129 per month. , Col. How do you instruct your men to mark time ? lios. By cutting a notch in a stick for each day two notches for buaday. Col.Ahet Barking time, -what comes next ? , Bos. March.' . . - . Col. What next after march ? ' Bos. April. ' " Col How do you open ranks 7 j Bos. Fire a caanon ball into them;. Col. Who are tbe highest military offi cers? ifew. Generals. " 1 Co. Why are they called generals ? .. Bos. Because they are: nobody in par ticular. Col Very.welL What education have yoa had ? . What branches are .you conver sant with ? ; . f i. . . . . . Bos Beech branches, mostly, as I lived ia Indiana during aiy school days. Col. Do you consider yourself capable to instruct' and teach a company of Ameri can citizens of African descent? I think, sir, I can teach tbe young .idea how to shoot. - Col. What would be yoa principal aim and end in such instructions.?! 2fot:My principal aim would, be at tbe rebels the end, the eadof tbe war. . The examination closed here, and the Colonel's cupboard opened, and .we took the oath together. I then took my hat .and my leaVe. ,, " r j A8HAKESTORY. ' One afteTBoon'I seated myself on a little knoll in the woods to smoke and reauvfjfor I always had a boo or newspaper with me,) and had been1 enjoying myeeir tor- same, time when 'I espied a' copperhead making for a hole withia tea feet of where I set; Of cowrse 1 threw down my book: and cigar,1 ari proceeded to'trj'atiew experiment.' il At soon as 1 strrrea,'ine rmsoai maao a grand rush for the hole;- but I caught his tail, as he got' nearly ia, and Jerked him 8ometwentje feet "-baclrwafi. " He 4hrew himself into! a coil in no time, aad waited for pe to pitch iu. But I concluded to let blmtry the hole ',gam. f Afkar'a while, he coUjtimaelftpj Us, nil kapigttj qaiet h raJarad:aoUd,i.afaftwaa Ajai iJerWhim at4,li,oott;U swth.jrofnd than be ade7ano.iher grand rush for the. hob, in. a straight .line for ay legs I But. tbat didn't- work, for I got ovt'of the way-a4 gava hint aaother flirt:' l ' ', k-',-1 . ; - " j'Thia time "hVTay' still awhile, appearing iu,eueofc(Qa m,cimrau uuo oa. vuer slowly; tAfter felting his head a little: way. in, facP shopped, and wiggled his tail as if on barbosef for vae to crib' It. I' did' so ; anil quicker than flash jie d,rew his head j put aau cava wuaia aooa; a qaarxer ox. an inch of striking me ia ihe iscei . However, x jerxea'nim-qniie a aisiaace,1 ana r-esoivea 'ti lpMk',1'ouis!tVe next lime. Well, he tried thVsaaVganje again, bu( it wouldn't work; I wa,too quick for him. This time he-lay ia a coil perhaps without stirring'. r At last, however, he tried it once more ,4He advanced' to within five feet of the hole very slowly, coiled again, andtben, by Heavens ! he got the start of me by one df the cutest tricks. y on ever heard of. , " If ow was it ?" we all exclaimed in a breath. J " .' ' - ; " Why," safd 'the. narrator; 'sinking' his oTce'to the acme of solemnity,' and looking as honest and sober as a man could look, "why, he jaiftarbed "'tis 'head toward my bind, and Kent down that hole tail first! I saw the rascal's eyes twinkle as he .did It, too,' as .much as to sayr ( What doihiuk of that, eh?' and.sinca then I ,havs, believed that snakes have souls." . ,rt - , , ANECDOTE OF IQE SEV. S8; HELSOH. . Says an exchange: Tbe invariable argu ment of slaveholders) when urged to eman cipate their slaves is, " They arc' unfit for freedom, Wd' would -ridt know bow to take care of themselves. They are better off 'in slavery than if set free' Many of the Northern States have similar feelings, but the'fpllowjng incident from tbe experience of Dr. Nelson, ibe distinguished author of tbe "Cause and Cure of Infidelity,' is in structive on this point Although himself a slaveholder for many years, he could not feel that slavery was right, and when tbe colonization scheme was started,. he entered heartily into it, poping it would do away with tbe evil en tirely ; but soon satisfied it would never do that for his country, he turned his attention to thoduty of " immediafo emancipation"; and after long and prayerful consideration of the subject, he consulted his wife about the matter, and' they decided to set their negroes freo at once. So calling them together, he told them of his convictions of the sin of slavery, and that ho had decided to givo tbem free pipers, -lbeir joy wns unbounded, and he' was overwhelmed with their vociferous' exclamations of." Tank you, tuassa 1" w . , , c ' ' Old Lake," as he was called, was a very stupid, carele.irf, indolent feliow, wbo seldom diil any thing right, even when he was told. If feent to tbe barn to feed the horse, he was sure to leave the measure where the horse would, kick it over, and everything he uudertook seemed to go wrong. So Dr. Nelson and his-wife conscientiously conclu ded tbat it would not'bc right to 6et Iaac adrift, for he never could take care of him self, and would be in danger of starving. Soon after, the doctor began to reason with bis neighbors on tbe sin of slavehold ing and the duty of emancipation, appealing to his own examples evidence ot his sin cerity. They replied tbat he bad not lib erated, all, as Isaac was still a slave. Dr. Nelson said it was very true, and that for .conscientious reasons he did not, think it would be right to turn off such a stupid, fellow, and he retained him out of pity for mm. " Tbat is jaat the case .with our negroes, they replied. "They cannot take care of themaelvcsfO we keep them for. theirowa good.'.' - 9 - - Dr. Nelsoa was in a qaandary. " He.saw that he must liberate Isaac at all events, if he would have any influence with others in the matter? Soke went -to him as be sat in the kitchen one dayy'witbthe same1 leaden Jpok upen his face seeming more asleep than .awake., " Isaac," saidDr.' N. - YeSj.massa''' drawled Isaac. " I have been thinking of giving yon free .papers," (Isaac looked up, wondering ly.) ",But lant afraid if X do you will suffer," (Isaac opened bis eyes wider than before.) " I'doo?t think you can take 'care of yourself; I have-no idea you can." (Isaac looked anxious.) "But I have made op my' ntind llS set your free. " - "Obj taok you, tank you, massa !" , f-And, Isaac, if youevcr get hungry, just remember there is enough to eat in my kitchen, and come and neip yourseti. , Isaac nojspdber realized, that .bis master wMio'eafaest than his face.. .lighted up, aad ha barst oat, "Ob, took you,. tank yoa, masaa ! Freedom is de sweetest ting in the world, massa !' . He. took his papers 'and left, and for' some months Dr; 'Nelson heard adtbing of him. But one day, as he 'was traveling, he saw some ,one approacniog on Dorseoac&v ap hBreSp'seart$e '"ivory " began to shine, e eyea rolled-about in rather an unusual manner, and who should the stranger, be bjiOlaaafttOt tha alavebat Isaac tita freeman, inl.new sait of clothea, and with a feee akiawertapid, Ut fall of tie eoMciMmaasmv -portaoa, aad hap pi leas of Ita w Hft-! He! waa' imittttef to&mtflfahbM&vtot' '. - r' -rv" '- tiasia' lie wMa0oiterl rtrecteeV & ,fr 3$ i J- 4 V " But what hare you been doing, I?aac?" " Ob, me been to work ; me got forty delists in me pocket ; me own dis brack ponyrteli what 'tis, freedom isde sweetest tibgin de "world, massa!" And Dr. Nelsoasaid" he never afterward doubted that any slaves with the motives of freedom to inspire, tbem to work, could " take care of themselves." . -.f- HABKS.OF THE NATXS. ' ' Did you ever bear the story of Amos and the nails? There wasonce a bad boy, whose name was Amos. His father was a very good man, and' was grieved and trou bled at7 bis son's wickedness. He tried in vain to'coovinco bim of his sin, and induce tiim to do better. One day bis father said to him': ' " Amos, here is a hammer and a keg of nails. I wish you,""ecrytime you do a wrong thing; to drive one of these nails into this post." 1 ' Wellj'father, Iwill;" said Amos. 'After a- while Amos came to his father, and said : " I have used all the nails ; the keg is empty ; come and sec." I His father went -to the spot, and found the postf black, with nails. "Ob,! Amos,, bow sad 4bis is to think of! Why will,you not try to turn about, and be a good boy ?" Amos 8tood,t-thoughtfully for a few min utes and said" Father, I'll try, I know I baveheen very bad.. Now I mean to pray God to help mo do better." "Very well," said his father; "now take the hammer and every time you do a good act, or resist a wrong one, draw out a nail, and put it in the keg again." . After a'while the boy came to his father, and said : "Oome, father, -and see the nails in the keg again. I' have pulled out a nnil for every good act, and now the keg is full again." " I am glad to see it, my son," said his father, l but see, ihe marJcs of the nails rehiain.vr So with every wicked deed ; it leaves its mark as the wages of sin. Ah i how care ful we should be' to avoid sin. VERBAL VULGARISMS. Some" -people never begin, but always "commence."' They don't live, but "reside." They don't go to bed, but mysteriously "re tire." They dont give, but "donate." They don't eat or drink, but " partake of refreshments." They are never sick, but often " extremely indisposed," and instead of dying at last; they " decease." These words are of course occasionally appropri ate and almost imitspensible to prevent rep etition, but when they are used in prefer ence to their less pretentious synonyms simply because they are longer, they be come intensely disagreeable to tbe refined ear. "A little fun has been indulged in at the expense of this weakness of persons ambitious to'appear learned. " Go to thun der," it is said, is now rendered, " Take your departure to the abode of the reveher ating echoes of heaven's artillery." " You cannot make a purse out of a sow's car," is now construed, " It is utterly impossible to fabricate a pecuniary receptacle from the sracular organ of the softer sex of the genus porcine." A delicate young lady, wheu she is billious, complains of being William ous, aad calls Hades, "Theoldgeutlemao's fire-place. lhere is some ingenuity, at least, in this. P1QVERBS BY JOSH BILUKQS. 1. If yu hav soop for brekfest, don't un dcrtaik tu eat it with yure fingers, not if yu kan git a fork, and newer wipe youre aose on tbe tabil kloth, as long as yubav got a koat sleiv. - 2. If yu don't no how tu chu terbacker, laze ho; time; 'the bost wa iz to go behind abogpen and practize befoar yu cbaw in pabliaif; but ia parsivefing is tbe only wa yure pa lcrnt". 3. If yu bav got tu be 12 yeres oald, and kau'tsware good, the chanciz air yu wont ewer amonnt tu enny thing. About as good a wa az I no of tu tern iz tu begin by saing " condemit," and tben wuik up. 4. Laming how ta drink is a slow pro cess; but iz dredful certin : cider iz putty certin ta get the- haag with, rum cherry iz much more sartiner. 5. Bi awl means at an early age get into the habit ov staiog out late ov nites. Don't miss a eirkas, tha is mesas of grsse. Kail alLvirtew nonsense, aad suspect allemails. Watch your older bru'her, aad brag on his devil;tree. : Foller theze rules cloas, and if tbat don't make a plum or yu, u kan safely konklude tbat y u bav uiistuk the crook of yure ge neus, and properly wax designed for a des cent maa. jgyThe .Baltimore American says a monument is to be. erected to the memory of tha late John P. G lesson, who, whea in Libhy Prison, uttered this seatiment: "Rather than that my Government ehoatd recede one inch from-her positioa as to the exchange of prisoners, I woald endure the saSsrwg twelve months longer." - ;- - ' ajLaa,r. - Bm?A:hoBe painter in New York, grain-edV-doorso exactly in imitation of oak, lha"lasi yaaf it; put forth a .quantity of lcav agd grew an excellent crop oi scorns. 21) t Xtnion Junction, Kansas, Feb, 2?, 1864. FROBI THE LEGISLATURE. The Star-Chamber aad High Inquisitor Defeat or tbe Bridge Bill Tho Union and tho Star Cham ber Shameless Picfligacy A Caneus Speech of a Western Morrbor Doa't Care a D a for bis Constituents Tha Majority asked to kill their Local Measures The Clarke ResolHtiona Fulhnstoa threatened with Expateio-Aa Act legating their VjUaiHy An Utterly ShajaeloM Set of Shysters They Curse the Ualoa. 'Torucv. Feru.uy 17. ISC4. DcvaU.xiox 'The Lejjislaturt has constituted itself a S'.nr Chatflter"for the pnuuhmcnt and Icrsecmion of till who may be opposed to the dictatis or demands of tlio corrupt lenders of the majority. In the House, S.un. Wood is High Inquisitor, while in the Senate Unit office ia dis triltuted between it vera I motubers. Kvcry lucuiher who In.tl tho inanhood and honesty to oppose the Seuatorinl election has been pursued and jersecuted in every possible manner. The bill providing for mortgaging the 500.000 acres of internal improvement lands for the. purpose of raising money to build bridges, was killed in the Hou?e on TuesJay, and it waa openly nsserted that this important measure was defeated because Sir. Jones, of Salina, was it especial advocate. Mr, Jones, being a leading member of the. minority, must of course be de tested in any measure which would give him any popularity. But the members from Davia and Diukiusou in the House, have openly stated that the article in the last TJxios is tho cause of its defeat. Your editorial strictures, so ably and unquali fiedly denounoiug the infornal fraud, whereby the people Ime been despoiled, or sought to be, have created considerable excitement hero, Mr. Taylor and Hersey are exceedingly irate. They no doubt have reason to be. They see in it the unmistakeable inklings of -what the people will say of their course. The Inst numbers of tha Umov were eagerly sought after and read. Mem bers of the ' Star Chamber" boil over with rage. Your member in the Senate comes in for his full share of abase, as he is known to be one of ita proprietors, and is supposed to le your Topeks correspondent. It is a fortunate thing for him that the days of inquisitions, faggots, thumb- ecrewsjind nicks have passed, or he would be quickly subjected thereto. The darkest puges of the history of this State, reeking as many of them do with corruption and infamy, have yet to show an example equal ia shameless profligacy to those now being enacted here. ' The majority, bought and sold with the most corrupt motives and means, have 'become utterly shameless. Let me give some illustra tions : At a caucus held hy them in tho Representa tives Hall last night, over which Senator Sherry presided, and Sam. Wood was chief manager, it was deliberately determined to kill every local or other measure brought in by the minority, and tu force through, under a suspension of the rule if necessary, all measures of local advantage to the majority. They announced this as their policy, and said their action must be endorsed by the people, let it cost what it may. A Western member said that his constituent opposed his action, nnd he did not expect to he returned to the next Legislature ; but he had voted to suit himself, and did not care a d d what his constituents thought. He said that all he asked of the Legislature was to kill the bill making an nppropriaiion to curry on the Agri cultural College at Manhattan, and another an firopriatiog funds to nay the Land Office fees for ocating the lands of ihe Institution. He said that he and his colleague must vote for them, but wanted the majority to kill thero. To day, in the House, the resolutions asking for the removal of Captain Sidney Clarke, A. A. 1?. M- General, came up. It will be reinciuliered that Sam.'Wood, iu the early part of the session, introduced tcsolutions declaring that Clarke had made false charges against Governor Carney, and ought to be removed. These were then re ferred to a Speci-il Committee, of which Mr. Fullington, of Riley, was a member. Tha Chairman of the Committee. Mr. Giick, of Atch ison, stated that he would not make a report. Mr. Fullington also stated that he did not be lieve it to be a proper subject for a legislative body to discuss. Captain Clarke asked to be heard before the Committee, if they wished ta investigate the truth of his charges, but as they signified no desire to investigate the natter it was supposed that was the last of it. But a chance has come over the spirit of their dreams, and to day a long and labored report was intro duced, accompanied by resolutioas asking tbe dismissal of Captain Clarke, on the charge of having slandered the Gunmor. Mr. Fullingtoa. holding the same opinions as he first expressed, declined lo sign the report, but asked the Chniri man not to mention his name, ni bi hid no desire to make a minority rvport. 1 1ns modest request was not granted, and Mr. fullington explained his position. On the vot: bing taken on the adoption of the resolutions he ased to be excused from voting. It waa refused. Ho thea declined to. vote, as he did not believe the mat ter a proper subject for legislative action. The House was stonuv for a short time. Themniority talked of expulsion. Mr. Fullington finally yielded and voted in the negative. i he House to day passsa an aei previa ing ior the time of electing United States Senators. It nroviilt that the nreaent Legislature shall elect on the 9th of February, and that henfarter tha Legislature preeedin ihe oae arser wmen mm vacancy will occur shall go into Joint Convea tion and elect on the 23d of January. This cor rupt combination, after inaugurating one of the roost damnable frauds ever perpetrated upon a free people. ! the nMiliing impadeaea to attempt to legalize thoir actios. The Lecoaipton. Convention is made respect able The Border Ruffian Territorial Legislature tore was a pink of courtesy and fairnew by tha side of this body. The Minneola swindlers wera honest men in eoroimrison. Party anaals ears point to no more wholesale corruption, aad fce tion has never banded a more utterly shameless set of shysters. They talk of Jim. forte's eovnp .:.... . .....uha fnrtWir aasioH. 4JDteat God I Jin. Lane, admitting tbat all ta tr they say kira. ia a saint compared with what Ihey hava showB themselves to be. The Uanwr receive the svaarty monn w m aen. mat. is wm ue 'i-" - t-j Let jt continue to deal them trenehsat blow.