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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR. WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS: Thursday, : : : : : July 21, 1839. A Few Hints to the People of Brown We have a few biuts to tbrow out for the consideration of our Free State fi iends Jn P.mwn ConnlY. It may seem like worJs thrown away, to recommend vigi lance to the people of a County where all the votes are on the Free State side ; but this latter fact is the very thing that in duces us now to speak. Two years ago, when parties were cal led Pro-Slavery and Free State, the for mer party had a County ticket in the field, and confidently expected to elect :t. At that election they polled about 75 votes. Since then, they have offered no regular opposition to the Free State par ty. What has become of those 75 votes? Some few of the ringleaders have loft the County. One of them, having in vain ought office in Brown, has crossed the line into Democratic Nebraska, where he will probably turn np as an office seeker. Several have gone to Holt Couuty, Mo., where one is now a candidate for office. Others have gone in other directions ; and some remain in the County, lying low for ducks." A number of the rank and file have voted the Free Slate ticket at several electious, as they had no ticket f their own, and as they saw the Free State side was beuud to triumph. The question now is, if these men voted the Fro Slavery ticket, in opposition to Free State, will they not now readily vote what i called a Democratic ticket, in opposition to the Republicans ? A number of persons, red-hot Demo crats, have moved into that County, since the last Fro-Slavery fight was made there, who, from motives of policy, have kept - still on the subject of politics, or sided i itli the Free Stato party. There are also a few who have heretofore voted the Free State ticket, who have become frightened at the cry of "Black Republican," and the old word Democracy" has not lost iU charm to their cars these arc ready to go back to the wallow, and there flounder the balance of their days for when a person has once been driven from the Democratic ranks by such outrages as Kansas has witnessed, and then, with all these things fresh in his memory, again embraces the party that perpetrated them, he is lost to hope. The Free State people of Brown, con scious of their large majority, and having had no opposition to meet, have grown slack in the duty of voting ; and they generally poll less than half a vote. This carelessness is growing on them, and be fore they are aware of it, will prove fatal. These Democratic, or Tro-Slavery ele ments, that we have spoken of, are uni ting silently and slowly, for a fight not an open fight, upon principle, but by means of emissaries in the Free State camp, to Btab in the back. The plan was set on foot at the time of the visit of Judge ret tit and his toper crew, to Brown County, of which we gave a true account, aad for which wo have been so soundly based by hireling lick-spittles. The Democrats of Brown, as we have said, are at work. For the Fall election, they will probably support a ticket partly their own, but mostly com posed of bolters from the regular Free State ticket. They are now using their seductive wiles, to induce good Republi cans to come out as independent candi dates for certain offices, whether the Re publican Convention nominates them or not. In several instances, they have ta ken hold of the wrong customers, and met with a rebuff ; but there are some men of easy virtue, and we fear these will allow themselves to be seduced. One mode of working is to be by exciting lo cal prejudices, which every one knows are very bitter in Kansas. They will stick the locality argument under the nose of every voter ; and they may find many ready to suck them down. They will also work strongly upon personal matters. They will endeavor to eicite hatred against certain candidates, and manufacture char ges against them, to work to their injury. We have heard of several Free State men who will probably help them along in their dirty work, principally under local and personal pretences. . It therefore behooves the Free State people of Brown to go to work actively, and every man to turn out and vote. These local and personal affairs should be strictly guarded against, and a thorough organization effected. If a bolterslicket succeeds, no matter whether it contains the name of any professed Democrat or not, the effect will be bad. The Slavers will proclaim it throughout the land, as a Democratic victory, and it will induce the wavering to desert to the enemy. It should also be remembered, that a Dele gate to Congress is to be chosen in No vember. The Slavers have strong expec tations of electing their man. At that election, a strong Free State vote in Brown will count against a strong Slave vote in some other County. Another in ducement is the fact, that apportionments are frequently made np from the popular vote. In that case, if Brown Connty de sires a fair show, she should produce her full vote. In fact, every consideration . tells them they shonld all turn out. We have the names of the principal wire-workers in the movement alluded to,! the names of some of those whom they are attempting to woik upon, and the plans they intend to adopt. We will give no names at present, but will wait until affairs assume a more public shape, when we will rake the sneaks from stem to stern. We would rather show up the rascality of bogus Democracy, than cat apple dumplings ; and when the proper time arrives, we intend to roll np our sleeves, and skin these Brown County sneaks alive; then w rite their biographies, podigrees, and epitaphs. In the mean- j time, we say to the Free State men out there, keep you eyes peeled ! '.Nigoeb Dealer Killed. A negro trader named Wright, (probably the one who said such sharp things to Horace Greeley.) was murdered last week, near St. Joseph, by a negro whom he had bought in Gentry County, and was tak ing to St. Joseph, in a buggy, to ship South. It is supposed that Wright had stooped to pull off his shoe and stocking, to attend to a tetter on his foot, and that tho negro, seeing a pistol protruding from his coat pocket, seized it and shot him. He had a large amount of money in his pocket, which was undisturbed. Wright, although engaged in a business which, we have been so often told, is detested in the Slave States, is yet represented as having been a respectable man. The ne ! gro only did what we presume Wright i himself would have done under similar J circumstances. A reward of 61,000 has been offered for the arrest of the murder er, and the entire country is in pursuit of ' him. He will probably bo caught : and if 60, will doubtless be punished in a summary manner. '-I. O. O. F. The officers of White! Cloud Lodge, No. C, for the present term, were installed on last Saturday evening, by D. D. G. M., Wni. D. Bee lcr. The following arc the officers : N. G. Henry Ulsh. V. G. C. SI. Williams. S. II. P. Slacy. T. F. E. Armstrong. W. 0. C. Whitney. C Thos. C. Shrcvc. 0. G. Allen Hollcraft. 1. G. James Slooro. R. S. of N. G. R. S. Wakefield. L. S. of N. G. Morris Fralcy. R. S. of V. G. B. F. Ruffnor. L. S. of V. G. Abraham Cole. R. S. S. John SI. Ilillman. L. S. S. J. W. Slooro. Representatives to Grand Lodge W. D. Beelcr, Sol. Stiller. i , i Carrying Out His Principles. T.he Democracy of Doniphan County will be happy to learn that at least ono of their Delegates in the Constitutional Conven tion is determined to carry out the fun damental principles of his paity, to, the extent of his power and ability. That Delegate is Wrigley. At the beginning of the session, a motion was made that the Sergeant-at-arms bo ordered to fur nish the desks of the members with bot tles of mucilage. Wrigley moved to strike out mucilage, and insert Whitley! There being a majority of Republicans in the Convention, they refused to adopt the corner stone of Slave Democracy. It is supposed that Wrigley inserted the whiskey, after tho Convention took a recess ! S"Ths Dayton (O.) Empire be seeches us to cease the stale cry abont the Democracy ruining the country. Now, the Empire cannot show that wo ever said or insinuated that the Democratic party would do that thing. In fact, we are of the opinion that the ruining of the country is a harder job than any party can perform. Still less have we fears of the Democratic party, when we remem ber that they have been trying their best to ruin the country, for a number of years past, and do not seem to have made much progress in the work. If there were any such thing as mining the coun try, the Democratic party would have discovered and adopted the plan, long ere this. Hot Weather. We had thought the weather here, for several weeks past, was as hot as it generally gets ; bat from ac counts, the .country about the month of the Yellowstone, although nearly five hundred miles farther north than this, beats ns all hollow. The officers of the steamer Florence, which came down last week, report that they spent the 4th near the mouth of the Yellowstone, where the mercury stood at 102 in the shade. The heat literally crispsd their beards, the hot air almost blistered their skins, and the grass was completely killed for miles. That region must be very near the place we read about ! Oke of tbb Toasts. For a mixture of murdered grammar and meaningless highfalutin, the following toast, given at a celebration at Salem, Nebraska, on the 4th, takes the premium : "Long may the 6un of prosperity shed its enlivining beams on these free United and happy States. Iiong rosy the pure' t . a . i , .. , ' anu sacroa names oi uoerty sued us raui ance in his holy temple." ST The Printer, for Jane, is a fine number. To the craft, this work is in valuable ; and considering that the price is Qnly $1 a year, every printer can have it, if he desires. Published by John Henry, No. 1, Spruce Street, New York. " 3T Hon. Rnfas Choate, of Massachu setts, died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the 12th inst. He had been in ill health for some length of time f Retcrsiso Misers. The St. Mary, on her last down trip, had on board about hundred returning miners, mostly direct from the famous G re gory diggings. One old gentleman, with whom we conversed, says that, so far from taking out hundreds of dollars per day, he is confident no per son had taken out as high as fifty dollais per day. He said he was at the mines, and heard Horace Greeley make his speech to the miners. He also said that Horace had been humbugged as badly as . f ftw. ml Tha nterested ones heard Greeley was coming to see for himself so they bought up a lot of dust, and mixed it among the dirt, in order to let Greeley wash it, and be convinced of its richness. They paid $21 for the dust, and Greeley got 817 oat of the dirt he washed ! But it convinced him, and he renorted ffold there ! The men report that 'thev tried to get work for their board, bni they conld not do it. notwithstanding the richness of the mines we hear so much about ; and that handreds of others are still there, in the same fix. w . Biexmal Sessions. We see, by the Constitutional Convention reports, that r biennial sessions of the Legislature are favored by some members. For one, we hope that biennial sessions will not be engrafted in the Constitution. They have proven a nuisance in those States which have adopted them, and the people are tired of them. In Ohio, there is an amendment to the Constitution, to be vo ted upon by tho people, in October, for mtnrniii! to annual sessions. There is business enough for a Legislature to trans- act every year ; and when it is left to ac- cumulate for two years, and the time of the session is limited, a great deal of im- portant business ess is neglected or siigiued. In such States, extra sessions are called about every second year, costing as much, or more, than a regular annual sessions. The State officers and Senators should be elected for two years, and the Represen - J tatives for one year ; and the Legislature , . , ' should meet annually. Among the list of Hotel arrivals in St. Louis, on Friday last, as publish ed in the Republican, we find entered on tho Monroe Honse register, the name of " Sol. Sliller, Kansas." As we know of no other person of that name in the Territory, wo conclude that we must be the chap. We are extremely happy to imagine that we could raiso enough of tho spondulix" at ono time to carry us to St. Louis, although we have no recol lection of having been there within two years past. We believe we did dream, one night List week, that we were in St. Louis we may have goue there in our sleep, registered our name, and returned home " before de broke oh day !" But here a question arises : Did some chap stop there in our name, in order to give himself character ; or did he want to cut on his bill, and leave it to our credit ? Circcs and SIenaoerie. The lovers of fun and curiosities, will be glad to learn that Slabie's Circus and Menagerie will exhibit in this place, on Wednesday, August 3d, in the afternoon and evening. Tbey have a large collection of animals, and an excellent tronpe of performers, and are highly spoken of, wherever they have exhibited. It is a superior exhibition to the one that was here a short time since. See the advertisement. Several of our citizens, on Fri day evening last, performed tho feat of swimming the Stissouri River. They started in at Lnnsford's, on the opposite bank, and ma Jo the shore on this side, a short distance above the landing. The distance swam, was abont half a mile. Rather a ticklish experiment, when the rapid, uncertain and treacherous current of the River is taken into account. ' W By a letter from Western Ohio, we learn that the wheat crop in that sec tion is the best ever known. The frost, it seems, did but little permanent damage to the grain crops throughout the coun try ; and those who immediately after wards bought up or contracted for wheat and floor at higfi figures, are going to have a sweet time in "getting their mon ey back !" '3T Within a few days past, four or five trains, containing over a hundred wagons, have left this place, for Fort Kearney, loaded with corn. On Sunday evening, Sir. Slajors visited tho encamp ment, on the prairie, and preached a ser mon to the teamsters. It is said that he "talked to them like a Dutch cncle." :f ' ! t3T A large amount of the property stolen from the Free State people of Kansas, during the wars, is yet sticking abont in various places. We are credi bly informed that there is now a very fine horse in Holt County, SIo., which was stolen from a poor man at Hickory Point, in 1856. . A Kansas City paper contains a long article, blowing about the extensive fresh oyster trade of that city. It is said that a large number o( Llamas have re cently been imported, to manufacture the oysters ! JtyGodey'a Lady's Book, for An gust, is with ns, a welcome guest, as ever. In j embellishments and reading matter, it maintains its position, as No. 1. ' tlT We hear of a great deal of sick ness in this vicinity, at the present time. The diseases are principally fever and dysentery. f Amother SIcrdbr on the Bio Bt.CE.--j It appears that if a murder is not com mitted on the Big Bine, at least once a week, times become dull. " Another cold blooded affair took place about eight miles above' Marysville. on Tuesday after noon of last week. There had been a difficulty, for some time past, between one Thompson, and a young man named Saaford, the latter of whom was an en gineer in a steam mill. Oa the day nam ed, Thompson rode np to the mill oa mule, armed witn a nue, ami umui-uu.-u, deliberately shot Sanford through the h...! t.;u ii. litior was in the act ol Umu p v iiiiu iuv . nutting wood in the furnace. The mur derer fled, and was immediately pursued; but at last accounts, had not been appro bended. He was traced as far as Pado- nia. when his track was lost. Br the way. it seems a singular, i that the track of villains is always lost at that place. This is the second instance of the kind during the present month. It must be a sort of jamping-off place for j them. Is it not probable, as has frequently ' been intimated, that some pewon or or- ' ganizction in that vicinity makes a regn- . . , . , . , iar uuniucoo vi o.v.in""j - tolou property, aad keepmg a general rendezvous for out-laws from every quar ter ? We do not think that a thorough and energetic investigation would do any haim. A correspoudcut of the Atchison Union furnishes that paper with a copy of the song of "Allau Percy," and de sires to know who was its author. It is ' a production of Hon. Mrs. Norton, the j well-known English authoress, who has J written soma of the finest pieces in the j English language. j ,j0ul v. Form mi, E.-I., of the ' Constitution!! lal Convention, will accept our thanks for favors, in the way of Con vention documents. Some one else has similaily favored us, but weilo not know whom to thank for it. i. . : : , . , . ' LandS.ii.es. lhe Land .Sales com- , , , , , , menccd at Lecoropton, on Monday last They will commence at Kitknpoo, on the 15th of August, and at Lecompton, on the 29th of (he same month. tlT For Fever and Ague, try Ward's Telegraph Tonic. Seo tho advertise ment, in another column. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. FOURTH DAY. Wyandotte, July 8. Convention opened with prayer by the Chaplain. Fifty members answered to tho call. ' Sir. 'Slough, of Leavenworth, present ed the protest of Slessrs. Espy and Wood, Delegates elect from Morris and Chase Counties, and moved that the same be placed on the journal. This was a protest against the exclusion of that delegation as disfranchising those Counties, and against the refusal of the Convention to allow them to be heard in their own behalf on the floor of the Con vention. The reading of the protest was inter rupted by Sir. Ritchie, of Shawnee, who moved to suspend its reading, urging that it was an insult to the Convention. The motion prevailed. Sir. Slough then moved that it be pla ced on file. Sir. Thacher moved a substitute, rejec ting the protest, which was adoptod. The rules were amended, so as to allow the President to vote in case of an elec tion. Mr. Parks, (Dm.) of Leavenworth County, introduced a resolution embra cing a series .of articles, which he moved to refer to the appropriate committees. Among these articles was one provi ding for the submission of the Constitu tion as a whole, to the people for a ratifi cation or rejection. Another article provides for an appor tionment for the first Legislature, under the Constitution. Another, that the temporary seat of Government should be locatod at Leaven worth, until the second meeting of the State Legislature, which shall have fall power to locate the seat of Government permanently. The election for ratifica tion or rejection of the constitution to be held on the first Tuesday in November, and that for State officers on the first Tuesday in January next. The Consti tution to be transmitted to Congress by the hands of a 6 worn messenger, with a memorial asking admission into the Un ion as an independent State. After offi cial information being received by the Governor of each admission, he to con vene the Legislature at Leavenworth by thirty days notice, which body shall pro ceed to elect U. S. Senators, and organize tho State Government. Another article provides that the sec tion in the Bill of Rights, which prohib its slavery in the State, shall be suspended in its operation as to slaves now in the Territory, until November 4, 1860, after which it should be revived, and continue in full force and effect forever. Laid on table. Sir. Slough, of Leavenworth, offered resolution instructing Committee on Pre amble and Bill of Rights, to inquire into the expediency of prohibiting free negroes in the Territory. Referred. Resolution adopted instructing Com mittee on Printing to examine the ac counts and printing bills daily, with a view of keeping same within due bounds. Committee on credentials in the case of the Wyandotte Delegates, reported that after being notified of the sitting of the Committee, they had failed to appear, and also reported a resolution declaring them not entitled to seats, which was adopted. Ayes. 83 ; Noes, 16. A resolution was offered admitting Messrs. Bennett and Wilbourn, ( the Wy andotte Delegates,) to seats with all the rights and privileges of members, except to vote. Aa amendment was proposed giving them full i rivileges of members, which the President declared ont of order, and upon an appeal being taken from that decision, the chair was sustained by a vote of 33 to 16. After an extended debate on the origi nal resolution, it failed to pass. Ayes, 25 ; Noes, 25. Mr. Stinson, of Leavenworth, present ed a protest against the action of the Convention in the case of the Wyandotte Delegates, signed by the 17 Democratic Delegates. A motion to lay on table, failed. Ayes, 39; Nays, 9. Oa motion, the Convention went into an election for President pro tern, which resulted in the election of Mr. Thacher, of Lawrence. Sir. Brown, of Leavenworth, offered a resolution instructing Committee to in quire into the expediency of incorporating into the Constitution a clause requiring the Legislature to pass a law giving all persons a lien on property upon which which they may have performed labor. Referred to Committee on Judiciary. Sir. Brown offered a resolution instruc ting Secretary to have 300 copies of list of members, dee., printed ; and to furnish each member 5 copies of same. Referred to Committee on Printing. Adjourned nntil Monday, 9, A. SI. FIFTH day morxi.no session. Wyadottx, July 11. Convention assembled at 9'clock. and was opened with prayer by the Chaplain. Forty-seven members answered to the call. Journal was read, and, after numerous correction, approved. Sir. Graham, of Atchison, desired to ho heard in relation to tho Convention reporter's version of his remarks, as pub lished in the Daily Gazette. 'lire Chairman of Committee on Print ing explained the matter in behalf of tho printers, exculpating them from all blame. It will be understood that the Commit tee on Printing, under resolution of Con vention, made arrangements for reporting and publishing, in the Gaaette, of full reports of the proceedings of the Con vention. Considerable time was occupied by other members, in calling attention to errors and interpolations in the published report. Sir. Hutchinson, of Douglas, presented the credentials of the Nebraska Annex ation Delegates, which were referred to Committee on Credentials. A resolution to admit those Delegates to seats, privileged to speak on the ques tion of the proposed bouudary, was also referred. Sir. Graham, of Atchison, offered a resolution instructing the Committee on Ordinance to incorporate in the ordinance to tho Constitution, provisions asking Congress for one section of land in each Township for school purposes, and further grants for a Stato University, tho erection of public buildings at the scat of Government ; for the donation to the State of its salt springs, not exceed ing twelve in number, with six acres of land attached to each, and asking for a portion of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, exempting Government lands, etc., from taxation. The resolutions are in fact a verbatim copy of what is known as the English bill. A substitute was offered, asking Con gress to donate to the State all the vacant lands in it, at the time of its admission into the Union. A motion to lay the whole matter on the table was lost, and the motion to refer, carried. A resolution instructing Committee on Ordinance to incorporate in ordinance a petition for grant of land to assist in removing obstructions, to navigate in Kansas river. Referred. A petition signed by 250 ladies of Donglas and Shawnee Counties, praying the Convention not to mako any distinc tion in the Constitution between tho sexes, in the exercise of the elective franchise, was presented and referred to Committee on Ordinance. ' Resolution was also offered that a spe cial session be held on Wednesday even ing, to consider in Committee of the Whole, the subject of the petition, and to allow Sirs. Nichols, special Delegate in behalf of the ladies of those Counties, to address the Convention. An amendment was proposed request ing the Committee to which the petition was referred, to meet in the hall on Wed nesday evening, ami requesting Sirs. N. to give her views on the subject, before the committee. A resolution was offered as a substitute, and adopted, giving Mrs. N. the nse of the hall on Wednesday evening. Resolution limiting members in speak ing to fifteen minutes, was adopted. Sir. Ritchie, of Shawneo, offered reso lution instructing proper committee to report a provision prohibiting the manu facture and sale of spirituous liquors. Referred. A resolution of instructions in relation to Homestead Exemption. Referred. Resolution instructing Committee on Elections to report provision for election of members of Legislature biennially, and authorizing Governor to call special ses sions. Referred. Resolution requesting all standing com mittees, with two exceptions, to make their reports on or before Friday. Adop ted. Resolution of instruction to Committee on Legislative Department to report pro vision excluding all free negroes now in the Territory, after the first of November next laid on the table. Resolution adopted making sessions of Convention from 9 A. M., to 12 SI., snd from 3 to 6 P. SI. Resolution providing for the appoint ment of Committee of five on Accounts, adopted. Resolution was passed admitting Del egates from Wysndotte County, to hon orary seats. The Chairman of Committee on Banks and Corporations submitted report, bnt it not having been printed as provided for,' the Convention refused to receive it. A communication was received from Rev. John Alexander, of Atchison, pray ing the Convention to incorporate in the preamble, expressions of respect and rev erence for the Deity referred. Adjourned till 3 P. SL afterxoos session. Leave of absence, for ten days, was granted Mr. Perry, of Leavenworth, on acconnt of indisposition. On motion of Sir. Slough.-the Con vention went into Committee of the Whole, and took np the report of the Committe on Banks and Corporations, which was nnder consideration until near the hour of adjournment. Tho chair presented tha report of the Board of Commissioners on claims, which was laitl on the table, and a resolution adopted requesting the commissioners to furnish the Convention with ",UUU prin ted copies. Sir. Stinson, of Leavenworth, offered a resolution and moved its reference to a special committee, that when the Con vention adjourned, it should adjourn to meet on the 15th day of September next, which was tabled. The report of the Committee on Banks and Corporations, was made the special order for to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. This report provides that all corpora tions, except for municipal purpose, shall bo tinder general laws. Slakes stock holders, exeept in corporations for chari table purposes and Railroad companies, individually liable. No bank can be established, except under a general law, and requiring a de posit of interest paying bonds at their cash value to the amount of bills issued. requiring offices for issue and redemption to be at convenient points in the state. Adjourned. SIXTH DAY H0RXIXO SESSION. Wtaxdotte, July 12. The Chairman of the Committee on Credentials repot ted a icsolutiou inviting the Nebraska D.tlegates to seats with all the privileges of members, except to vote on m ilters connected with their mission, which was adopted. A rule was adopted empowering five members to demand ayes and r.ays. A petition from the New England Em igrant Aid Society asking the Conven tion to make some provision for indem nity to that Company for the destruction of the Free State Hotel at Lawrence, du ring the Kansas troubles was presented anil referred. Convention went into Committee of the Whole, and resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Banks and Corporations. At eleven o'clock tho Committee rose and reported back the bill with numerous amendments, pending the consideration of which tho Convention adjourned to 3 P. SI. AFTERXOOX SESSION. A resolution inviting Hon. SI. J. Par- rott to a seat within the bar, was passed. The consideration of the report of the Committee on Banks and Corporations was resumed, and after some further dis cussion and amendment, and each section having been passed, the report was reti red to the Committee on phraseology and arrangement. A memorial from the Nebraska Dele gation, praying the Convention to take measures for extending the Northern boundary of Kansas to Nebraska river, was presented anil referred to special twelve. Sir. McDowell, of Leavenworth, offered resolution for the appointment of a Com mittee on mnlattoes and negroes with in structions to inquire into the expediency of prohibiting such from remaining, or coming into the Territory. Laid on the table ayes, 26 ; nays, 21. Adjourned. SEVENTH PAY MOHSISO SESSION. Wyandotte, June 13. Resolution instructing Sergeant-at-Arms to furnish each member with a copy of Gnnn's New Slap of Kansas. Laid upon the table. Tho Convention was in Committee of the Whole, during the remainder of the morning session, having under consider ation the report of the Committee on Legislative Department. This report fixes the. number of members of the first General Assembly, times of meeting, duration of session, compensation of members, requires all bills to originate in the Honse of Representatives, mode of passing laws, defines powers of the Legis lature, taking the census, dec. An effort was made to insert a clause depriving the Governor of the veto power, but failed. Adjourned. afternoon session. The consideration of tho report of the Committee on Legislative Department was resumed and continued until near tha hour of adjournment, when it was report ed to the Convention with sundry amend ments. An amendment, reducing the nnmber of representatives in the first Legislature from 75 to 50, was lost. Ayes 14, Nays 34. An amendment, giving females the right to vote in all matters relative to Common Schools, was adopted. The report was submittal to Commit tee on Phraseology and Arrangement. The report of Committee on Judiciary was presented, and made special order for to-morrow morning. Committee on Slilitia submitted their report. . This report provides that the Militia shall be composed of able-bodied white male citizens between the ages of 18 and 45, and makes the governor Commander-in-Chief. A motion to strike out the word white, was laid on the table. Ayes, 42; Nays, 6. The report was snbmited to the Com mittee on Phraseology and Arrangement. Adjourned. ElOBTH DAY MORNISO SESSION. Wyandotte, July 14. Convention U (nwniJ kr'nnnii . , v j ...j,,.. Journal was read and approved. Con vention went into Committee of the Whole on report of Jadiciary Committee. A t aKnnt 1 1 iiMa.1 tf, k.'lt - wvw. m. . v uvvft lug vitt waa I CVI tod back with mndry tmendmetiU, and adjoarned till 3 P.M. f v IVSV1M 1 .TJM lO is proper to state that when reports from standing committees are presented to the Convention, either from committee of the whole or otherwise, they are passed by sections, and then submitted to the committee on phraseology and arrange ment, from which they will be reported JU null StllOB. The reoprts of tho C Banking and Corporations. aj 0a. tia, are now in the hanJs of ih.i r mittee. 1 Ul- Afternoon sessios. Convention resumed consiJerstioi t the Report of the Committee 0o Jaiily ry. This article establishes the viri Courts, defines their jurisdiction, DtotT for the election of Jndges and" ClerW term of office, makes minimum strT , Judges of Supreme and District Cooit! $1500 por annra, provides for aaddefiJ five Judicial Districts. " It was passed and submitted i .1 Committee on Phraseology and Arro. ment. The Committee to which was referi the memorial or the ladies of Kansas prT ing the Convention in forming the Con .dilution not to make any distinction ia the sexes in prescribing who are entitlsd to right of suffrage presented their report which sets forth that in the opinion of Committee, woman has already sufficient care and responsibility in attending t0 domestic arrangements. The report was accepted and ordateJ to be filed. The Convention again went into Com mittee on report of the Committee oa Education and Public Institutions. This report provides that the Geoenl Assembly shall provide for a oniform system of common ami other schools of a higher grade, embracing normsl, pre paratory, collegiate, and university de partments, which shall be open for tb pupils of both sexes. A motion to insert the word white be fore pupils, was tabled. Ayes, 25 Nays, 25. The bill also provides for the election of a Stato and Connty Superintendent The ninth section, which provide.! that children of African descent should be en tilled to an equitable proportion of the Common School funds of tho Ste, ml that the Legislature should make provit for their education, was struck out. The article on public institutions pro vides for the establishment of an mutila tion for the in-tane, blind, deaf and lum and for a penitentiary. An amendment was proposed to tU second section of the article on education, that no negro or mulatto shall be admit ted to the schools therein provided In. Aa extended discussion ensued, pew! in,' which tha Convention adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow. (From the Pacific City Herald (Extra; Juljj; From the Oold Mines. Capt. L. Nockolls reached home yester day, (July 8.) He left the mines ontU 25th ult. .Consequently, he made tlietrip in about thirteen days, and brings the li test news yet received from the mines. In regud to the Gold Mines, Capt. X. lost no opportunity of olittiuing all tin reliable information possible. His exten sive acquaintance with tho pioneer g'II seekers and his frequent intercourse with them, gave him unusual facilities for ac qniring correct information. Being en tirely disinterested, we feel xatisfied hit statments are nearer the truth than any thing yet published. He says it was estimated that 0,000 persons were at the mines. Of this num ber, not more than onb in every live hc dred was making good wages. Thenu jority were not paying expenses. Tlie number who are making extriordinrT wages is limited to a very few. Iledoen not think the entire amount of gold taken ont this season, thus far, exceeds twenty thousand dollars. Between Cache Ia Poudre and the crow ing of the South Platte, he pasted (boot 700 teams returning home. Slostoftbe persons accompanying these train bl visited the mountain digging, but failed to moet with sufficient encouragement t' induce them to remain. The statement of Horace Greeley and others was undoubtedly made in all can dor and honesty, but was greatly exag gerated, in conseqneoee of imposition practiced npon theso gentlemen by inter ested parties. He thinks, in a vary fc instances, 9150 to 8300 have been taken out of certain claims in a day ; but then instance are excedingly rare. His advice to all who contemplate emi grating to the mines, is to wait farther de velopments. Next spring will be titw enough to start, if the news should con tinue favorable. Those who go bow will in all probability have a cause to regret it The soldiers at Fort Kearney have all been ordered to Salt Lake, and that pott is now deserted. A company of soldiers, stationed be yond the Fort, for the protection of mi grants, lost ninety horses by stamped. few days ago. ne confirms the reports of the Indian hostilities, snd the burning of the re village. Why Sooth Nebraska Desires to Axjexed to Kashas. There may a meaning behind this movement Sonthern Nebraska seeking to be inn to Kansas, which is hidden from poNie gaze. On tho same day that Deleg to the Kansas Constitutional Convention were selected by the people of that T ritory. Delegates were chosen in all Nebraska Counties South of the TlaUt to the same Convention, -id will PT their credentials to that body fW meets, the 7th of next month, ssimsj t..r,i ;n ;i. d.ntwn-aiUns. Six to a91 of the Southern Nebraska Delegates a said to be in favor of the annexation v Kansas of that part of Nebraska South of the Platte, and of an ear'y ganization of. a State Government combination of territory. boir. W borne in mind that the RspoN'caai Kansas have bnt a baremajon ju newly elected Constitutional ton. tion ; and that mU the Delegate in Southern Nebraska It will thus be seen what a "'j on foot to cheat the Free State "ea Kansas of the boon for which v7 -v straggled, and which now PPf within their reach. John Jj-JA Calhoon resides in this dK of Nebraska, and may ".MIS. do in agitating the annexationqa "HT writer THBE ALTEMATIVES. - fci the Charleston Mercury J. l ;t!ar place in 1860. "the Soth u termine to keep out of the Coa" fi and elsewhere nominate c' its own. or to swallow Do?g sovereignty views, or break op vention in a row.