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it V ir. i It' it r; . 1 V J, STOTLEIt, 3 ; Proprietor and Editor. Saturday, : : : r Y September 10, '1859. l - 6b dhjhutx to cosrcwcM. ?:;. : r.i a he us;;jfa r r ott. v ,,t , A-JVAJT-IISiV This (Eatarday) Evening, at 7 o'clock. GEN. J. H. LANE, JUDGE CONWAY, &nd ethers, Will address the Citizens of Em. poria and vicinity, on Che issues involved in the present canrass in the Territory. - 5 ; - The notice is short, and the hour of the meeting inconvenient' for persons from the country but we. hope to .see a good tarn out. .. 'V-r-': w ,.. Bepublican State ? Convention. ' , The Republican Elector of Eaiuas ar reques ted to choose delegate to meet in State Conven . tion, in the city., of Topeka,. on Wednesday, the ' 12 day of October next, at 2 o'clock, P. M., for the purpose of preseBtiag. candidates to be supported for the offices of Governor, . Lieutenant' Governor, Secretary of State, And itor,.Tianrei,;f Attorney General, Superintendent f Publio Instruction, . and Member of Congressand : to elect delegates to the National Republican Convention, and for the transaction - of such other Iwuneee as may acme before the Convention. The foOawing shall be the basis of repreaentation to'-eaid Conven two: -. : -'i -"' :' v " ' ' ' Doniphan county, 4 "delegates; Atchison, 5; '. Brown, I; Nemaha, 1 ; Marshall and Washington, 1; Clay, 1; Riley, 2; Potawatomie,'-1; Dickinson, 1; Davis, 1; Wabona,li Shawnee, 4; Jackson, 1; Jefferson, 3; Leavenworth. 9; Douglasy 7; John ,eon, 3; Wyandotte,' 3; Lykins, 3; Linn, 3; Bour . bon, '3; Alleni-2; Anderson, 2; ' Franklin,' 2; ' Woodson, :l; Madison," 1; Ooffey 3; Osage, 1; Breckenridge, 2; Morris, 1; Chase and Butler, 1; . Arapahoe,!. .'." - i! ;' " - Each delegate attending' the"; Convention must bring his credentials with him. S ' r t:-.''?, ' S. C. POMEROY, " Chairman Central Committee. ' ' A. C. Wiu Secretary. - . " t VOTE "FOB ; THE CONSTJTTJTIOir I Tuesday October 4th, 1859. , I TO THE PEOPLE! . If you want to secure Kansas to Freedom and Free Labor, VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUT J ON. If you -want to secure a' free and untrameled Ju diciary, VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUTION. If you want to" have public officers who are re sponsible to "you, and whose every act will not be in defiance of your expressed will, VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUTION. . ; If you want to have the entire control of your 'own affairs, free from the officious intermedling of Federal mercenaries, VOTE FOR THE CON STITUTION. If you want to settle once for all, the "Kansas Question." VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUTION. If you want to promote peace, tranquility, and the supremacy of the law, VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUTION. . If you want to encourage the investment of capital in your midst, VOTE FOR THE CON STITUTION. If you want to secure - the, establishment of a beneficent system of Common Schools, VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUTION. If you want to get rid of a corrupt and demor alising government, VOTE FOR THE CONSTI TUTION. - . . If you want to strike a death blow at the Bu chanan dynast) of slavery, fraud and extrava gance, VOTE FOR THE CONSTITUTION. The First Gun of the Campaign. It is with unalloyed pleasure that we make the announcement .that the Republi cans have carried Wyandott county. At the special election. held in that county last week Barzi&lai GaAV, the Republican can didate for Probate Judge, was elected by a majority of eighteen votes' The county had gone strongly Democratic at every elec tion previous, and the Democrats were san guin of victory this time. . But through the operation of the Registry Law which effectually stopped fraud, and thorough organization, the Republicans won the day. This is the first gun of the campaign. and is prophetic of the triumph of the Con stitution and Mr. - Parrott. : The work is already accomplished. All that yet remains to be done is to bring the voters to the polls on the day of election. .. Down on the Postmasters; The Democratic organ at Lecompton is "down on" the Free State Postmasters of the Territory with a vengeance, and adris es the Democratic Territorial Committee to get a list of all' Postmasters in the Terri tory who do not pronounce the Shibbo leth" of the Democratic parjy correctly and report them to head-quarters at Washing ton, that the "Old Infirmary" up there may oust them and put the" needy "faithful" in their 6tead. . So we go. It has become necessary, in order to strengthen the waning fortunes of the Democracythat men should be remov ed from' ofSce whose only crime is that they do not' subscribe to the monstrous doctrines of the Democracy No wonder our government has become a hissing and a by-word amongst the peopled' ,v 'J s ; Death or Moses D." Phtlups Wide spread sorrow will be created by. the. . an noucement of the death of Moses D. Phil lips, senior partner of the eminent Publish ing House of Phillips, Sampson & Co.", Boston.' - He died at his residence in Brook line, on Saturday ' evening, Aug. 20. He had long been in failing health. He was 46 years of age. Some fifteen ' years ago he established the Publishing House which has achieved so nigh Run excellent , a name in the world of letters.' " , V -I v. An Important Season. Our readers 'will recollect thar every Democratic press in the Territory fevered the annexation' "of'th teeglonj ot He4 braska fo.lausas. .Th.wffltJaorecl6ct that every Democratio member of the Wy audott yConstitutioiai tfenveUon ; rotto include the Ylatte District jn the bounda ries of the. new State of Irtansas. And theyiwiH alsjibearrim jaiodtbatrone nf :the principal objections urged against the Con- titutie.bjHhetxP oes rKtroyideforuch annjeyation. 'Theirkct of'counfry thus sought .Jo be arbitrarrty annexed Jiansas.ia -ajr-tnai portion lying - south of the Platte River, comprising an area of over - fifty .thousand square miles Of countryand giving .fo an aas an Additional ' river- bonier on ; the East Of one hundred miles, and perhaps', thirty thousand additional inhabitants.- r ; The reasons for desiring this ' annexation were as follows: First, to cut off all that portion of Kansas south of the Kaw river, and annex it to the Indian Territory on the South making a State between the . Platte and Kaw rivers,1 which would in 'all human probability be Democratic--and .ensuring that Southern Kansas would remain in a state of Territorial vassalage for the next ten years, cr un tir.it suited the party in power to bring 'her in as a slave State, which it was thought could be, done with the help of the few hundred thousand In dians on the South, whom the Democrats are ; trying to ' prove are superior to the whites. Failing in this, it was r supposed that with the assistance of the Democratic element annexed on the North, that Kansas might be secured to the Democrats, and Nebraska, despoiled of its, fairest domain, would not be in a condition to become a State for probably twenty years, , which would, thus make one free State the less in the confederacy for that length of time. The effect of this annexation would have been to unite together two peoples, foreign to each other, make a cumbrous and un wieldy State and finally to have reduced Southern and Southwestern : Kansas, to a position of Vassalage jn'the State thus cre ated, : "With ft river border of over two hun dred miles north-eastof us, with its com mercial and railroad interests, and its heavy preponderance of w. wealth and . population, this, portion of the country ; would have been nothing but a mere, appendage, with no chance for Railroads, and with compar atively no voice in the councils of the State. Northern. Kansas, would have, been strengthened, and Southern Kansas weaken ed But, thanks to the Republicans, the scheme was overthrown, and Southern Kan sas saved. ' . Now, the Democrats, want to defeat this Constitution, -knowing that the prestige of the victory will do much for them," so that they will stand a better chance in a future Constitutional Convention, to secure the adoption of their darling project the an nexation of Southern Nebraska, and rum of Southern Kansas. - . For the reason above, if there were not a dozen others equally as good, we think that every citizen of Southern an d South western Kansas should vote for the Wyan dotte Constitution. . Not able to Support it. a Next to the cry about "Niggers", the ar gument most used by the Democracy against the adoption of the Constitution, is the in ability of the people to support the expen ses of a State Government. The funny part of this is that the very, ones who are now taking this ground supported the Le compton Constitution nearly two years ago, when the taxable property of the Territory did not amount to one-half what it does now. According to the logic of these men, two years ago, the people of the Territory, with less than half the wealth of the pres ent time, were able to support a Slave State Government, with its extra tax for, the sup port of a slave patrol, etc., and are not now able to support an economical form of a Free State Government ! Wherever you find a fierce opposer of the Wyandotte Con stitution, you will in nine' cases out of ten find him to have betn an ardent supporter of the Lecompton Constitution. The cry about the burden of a State Gov ernment is all "gammon." , Oregon, at the time of her admission into the Union, had not more than -one-half. the population of Kansas; and yet we hear no complaints in that State of the burden, of the State Gov ernment. Florida has been a State in the Union for fifteen years, and at this day its population does not exceed that of Kansas. Iowa, at the time of her admission into the Union, had no more population than Kan sas has at the present time- The history of all the Territories shows conclusively that socn &s Dossible the people threw off the Territorial form of Governments, as one of vassalage, and assumed the dignities and responsibilities of a State and that from their admission into the Union dated their prosperity and happiness as a people. Mistaken. ; A few weeks since in our classification of the papers of the Territory we placed the Democratic paper at Topeka -the Trib une in the list of those favoring the Wy andott Constitution. This we have-since learned was a mistake. But we are glad to be able to announce that Mr. W. W. Ross, the former editor of the Tribune, is about to establish a Republican paper at Topeka; and we also have the satisfaction of know inc that the honest people of Shawnee .. . jr county will give to if an earnest and hearty support, WUIVU nm uu u . sv.vuiu the Democratic arrangement, very soon. The Ttepublicaa lleeting. at Emporia, OaJIonday Jast was well attended, and ev jery portion of the county, was represented. The announcement that Mr, Parrott was. to epeak brought out all classes and conditions of men, in the community; to. hear, the champion of the cause of .Kansas, in the halls ot Congress. - Mr. Parrott spoke about one hour and &hal& reviewing in a -candid but masterly manner the Democratic party that had now the hrsxen-faced impudence to ask the suf frages of the people of KansaAshowiag' it to be the .same',. party thatrst.iinder. e name of ProsTaVeryr sbughr to suppress" free speech in Kansas; and drive out honest settlers whose only crime was that of wish ing.Kansas tctoe a Free State . He show-r ed thai , the whole. - aim of the Democratic party of late' years, had been to strengthen themselves at the South with the advocates of Slavery; to the ! .en tire neglect, and detri ment, of the , interests of the -North .,- and West. ; With biting sarcasm' and with ering denunciation,1 he ebowed up its 'career of corruption and fraud, and the unscrupu lous means which , were now, being used to obtain a perpetuation of . that power at the hands of the people. -"fi ' ' ' Mr. : Parrott's speech throughout was calmargumentative ind dispassionale7and" was received with demonstrations of appro val from the audience, and we very much doubt whether a more truthful and search ing discussion of the questions now at issue before the people of Kansas, and in deed, before .the, whole American people, has ever been made any whereM1.: ? r. J Mr. Parrott was followed by Mr. O. E. Learnard, of Burlington, who made a very interesting speech, though short. , , , Mr. P. B. Plumb being then called for, made a short concluding speech, after which the meeting adjourned.; We feel that our cause has been strength ened by Mr. Parrott's' effort -and hope that he may be able to pay U3 another - visit be fore the November election. ' : : - ; Judge Wakefield of Douglas county, ad- drf ssed the citizens of Emporia on Thurs day evening last. The Judge's speech wa3 principally confined to relating:. incidents and anecdotes of the "days that tried men's souls." " He camt to the Territory at an early aay ana iook a prounuw yan. in the difficulties. " His . description of his narrow escape from being hung at Leaven- worth, by the oouthemers, ivas.rtcn, ana called forth from v the "boys" much ap plause. The Judge told , us how, in the first settlement of the Territory, he was cheated out of his seat in Congress and the Territorial Legislature, by the votes of Missourians and the false swearing of Fed eral offieers. 'This," said he, "was carry ing out the principles of Democracy in all its bearings.-' The Judge spoke about an hour and a half, during which time the "house came down," with applause more times than we can recollect. He wound up his speech by urging the people to vote for the Wyandotte Constitution and Marcus J. Parrott, and by telling them that he was a candidate for State Treasurer under the Wyandotte Con stitution. He said he had spent several hundred dollars in the "good cause" since he came to Kansas, and he would leave it to the people to 6ay whether he should be remunerated or not. Hurah for Wakefield and the Constitution 1 . The Atlantic Monthly. This excellent Monthly for September, jast received from the publishers, Phillips, Sampson & Co., is full -of good read ing. The opening article, on "The Life and Works of Ary Scheffer," is an appreciative tribute to one of the first art ists of the present century. "A Visit to Martha's Vineyard'. is an exceedingly sprightly sketch filled up dth those little incidents and fancies which fascinate and instruct. "The Elensinia" is learned and philosophical. "The Minister's Wooing.". by Mrs. Stowe, continues to maintain lis in terest. "A Trip to Cuba" rather im proves on acquaintance,; and promises to add verv materiallv to the interest of the Atlantic. "The Professor at the Break J - s fast' Table" is still "The Autocrat," and as humorous, brilliant, and ;: philosophical as ever. . The "Reviews and Literary Notices" occupy considerable space, but are written with visor and independence, which makes them not the least valuable portion, of the Atlantic Mothlv. Three dollars, cannot be better invested than by subscribing for this excellent Magazine. The Republican State Central Committee in apportioning delegates among tlie coun ties southwest omitted Hunter, county alto gether. : The omission . was accidental we nresume. but we wish to urge upon their attention this fact, for future use, . that in the choosing of delegates,', it will not do to associate two counties together. The re suit will always be that these counties will either not be represented at all or by some person who has no right to.1 There is not an organized county in the Territory that is not entitled, to at least one delegate and we advise those counties that have been assigned one in connection with some other eonntv to choose one of their own and send him uo with his credentials to demand admission. t -.-. . .. ..-..J . The total number of houses in Boston in 1723 was about 3,000, of which 1,000 were of brick, and the rest of wood, and the pop ulation, after a settlement of nearly one huodred years, amounted to only 12,000. Now the number of buildings is probably upwards of 16,000, while the population is ? . 1 . , . . F AAA in me neignoornooa oi 1 4a,wv. - - Signs of the Tinres. From every quarter of the Territory we hear the most, cheering accounts in ragard to the popularity of the ;new " Constitution. The flimsy; pretences raised against it by the Democrats,. to Justify their refusing to sign ft, have been "overwhelmed by the ar guments, of Truth, appealing not only to the hearts, but to the pockets oj the peo ple? The -Democracy occupythe most unenviable position of opposing the Con stitution, to further the corrupt designs of the Prosjavery party of the.Unionr and se cure, a ne w lease of power to them,- to be use'tTTri further ' prostituting the Govern ment to the nses .of 'Slavery. This, fact, with7others,,"ha8 had the effect to open the eyes of those who were at first led away by the howU - of the fanatics, who had deter mined before hand-to oppose the Constitu tion; let'it be what it might!' - "; ; Since the canvass began, there have been numerous accessions . to . our ranks of "some of 1 the best men r ia the .Territory,: who at first held 1 aloof and what is much better we have; ''got rid of several ' dead " weights and Viciou,s' characters such as BrojBjiit. oi the Liwrence Herald, and Cummings, of the Topeka Tribune ;J This fact alone will give five hundred" 'Votes to the Constitution in Douglas and Shawnee counties, and increase proportionably the ,vote in otber sections. , The Democrats are beginning to. realize the fatal error they made in opposing the Constitution, and hundreds v of. them have become its most ardent supporters. We doubt not from . the. character of the infor mation, both public and private, which we have lately received, that the Constitution will receive a majority of several thousand votes in its' favor. . If this should be so, there is. not the least room for doubt that Kansas will be admitted into the Union as a State during the coming session of Con gress, "a consummation devoutly to be wish ed for' by every true citizen of Kansas. ? ; '- Republicans, to , Work! I The following stirring appeal is from the Palermo Leader. .-- Its suggestions are time ly, and merit the profound attention of ev ery lover of Freedom in Kansas. ' "Siirriner times are unon us events that will fix the condition, of our Territory for many year3 to. come- struggles and, eon- tests that had their orign with the nrst white settlement on this soil, , that have fill ed our land with strife, and besprinkled our prairies with human blood and it behooves every earnest man to. bestir, himself for the principles he. may have at heart, yvnetner we or our opponents shall set the seal upon a long-sought triumph will be, determined before the new year. In the meantime, we have three mighty battles, big with the fate of Kansas to fight in October, for the Constitution; in November, for Territorial Legislators and Delegate to Congress; in December, for State officers and Members of Congress. Without organization thorougKnd com pletewe cannot expect the victory. That we must have. As Republicans, we should, to a man, work together in the good cause. We must meet together, canvass the merits of our principles with each other, excite enthusiasm and emulation, post ourselves not merely in regard to the strength of our principles, but in the strength that can be brought to the support of those principles, appoint committees to labor with every un certain man, and bring out every voter, and make every man feel the . importance of his vote." Horrible ! We have found two more holes in the Constitution, large enough for a full-grown .he-nigger to creep in, with his boots on ! That is a monstrous document, and the world will be ruined if it 13 adopted. The article on public institutions pro vides for a penitentiary, but it contains not a word to prevent niggers from being plac ed in that institution. Just think of it ! these Republicans : want to compel white people and niggers to stay in the peniten tiary together I . 7- . . Lands are asked for, to aid in the con: struction of railroads; but in keeping with their well-known preference for niggers over white men,' the Republicans have in serted nothing to prohibit niggers from act ing as brakemen on the cars, after the roads are built ! It is terrible to think of it. Just imagine, when railroads are buit, how it will look to see a nigger brakeman on the platform of each car yea, and ; probably nigger engineers and conductors, who may. at any time switch the train off to an un derground railroad, and take the whole car go, white people and all, to Canada, Hay ti, South Carolina, "or some other despicable hole ! White Cloud Chief. The McKinney (Texas) Messenger nomi nates the Hon. Sam. Houston as the "Un ion Candidate" for the next Presidency, subject to the Convention of "the people at the ballot-box." J The Houston Telegraph, which bitterly Opposes Gen. Houston, takes the result of the election in a very philoso phical spirit. : 'We were ' going along smoothly,- as we thought had made Our State officers for a couple of years ahead, as" we fondly antici pated, and supposed the'- coun try ; was all right, when all at once we 'heard something drop, and the next thing we felt as though we had been sent for and couldn't go. It is of no use to try to account for. the bus iness. There i just this one , thing about it: The Opposition outnumbered us, and we had to knock under. We are now pleas antly located on the banks of Silt River, that famous place for, retrieving broken po litical fortunes. The fact is, old Sam is elected, and he can't be euchred out of his Governorship in any way but by sending him to the United States Senate.' " A letter from Beyrout, Syria, states that a converted Mohammedan is now laboring as a missionary among the Turks of that city. He gathers large companies, and spends hours in reading" to them out of the Scriptures and explaining to them the prin ciples of the Christian faith. Among his auditors have - been several Dervishes and two Persian Mohammedans. The preach er is also winning many friends among' the Greeks of the city, and happy results are anticipated from his labors by those in the city who are longing to see Mohammedan ism at an cnd.,. --; I - ? ' i From the TVarsawDemocrat. ' Osage Valley and Southern : Kansas Jbtauroad. . The above enterprise seem 3 to be moving on to the entire satisfaction, of those who are so vitally interested in its completion. A series of public meetings have been held along the road, commencingatButler, thence at Johnstown, Clinton, Warsaw Cole Camp, Versailles, Tipton, and last, at Boonville. These meetings have been attended by Mes srs. Wattles, Arny and Ela, whose whole energies, time and labor, are being devoted to the work; and the result of the several meetings has been very satisfactory " The public mind is being still more awakened to tHgrat necessity fer this rodaad addir Honaljslock is beings taken, 2: Igte rmeetiug, on last Saturday,' at Warsaw, though not numerously attend e4Jrom the country rwas a very interesting one. -It enabled our cit izens to hear a more full exposition of the prospects of. this wojk.than . they had hith erto had. Messrs. Wattles, Arny and Ela gave a full exposition of .their plans "and prospects for the building of the road which had a very salutary effect, by infusing more confidence into the minds of onr citizens as to ultimate ."success. , In fact, these men, above named who. have the principal man agement of this enterprise, seem to know no such word as fail.' " They have been authorized by the late meeting of the stock holders at Clinton to put part ? f the road under contract, and they are going to do so. The Western end of the road from the Ma rais Des Cygnes,' Id the i Stale line, it is in tended to put nnder -contract; in .October, we believe, and the eastern , section . from Tipton to Versailles, will be put under con tract the latter part of September. Just think of this ye croakers 1 ye who think that railroads can only be built by "State aid!" Just think of it we - say: that in a few weeks, or months at most, -this "enterprise that has beeh sneered at by, some, will be under way of. construction, and - we predict will be completed in advance of some other works that depend entirely upon State bonds. - ! ' We make the following extract from alet ter to us, on the subject of the road, from Mr. Ela, the Chief Engineer: -, r , . ,"I have no information to give ' you, jn my official capacity, at this time, of import tanee to the public. I have been authorized by the Executive Committee to locate that portion of the Osage Valley and Southern Kansas Railroad, from Tipton to Versail les, and to. let the same in September.. Al so to locate theses t end of the road from the crossing of ths Marais' De9 Cygne3 to the State line, a distance of about seven miles, in. connection with the first division of the Jefferson City and Neosho Valley Railroad, which division is to be put under contract immediately.; Offers have been made to grade the same and to take it in stock. : '" '; m . , . I have also received propositions for, the grading, bridging and preparing the entire bed of the road for i the sleepers, for the sum of nine thousand four - hundred and seventy dollars per mile, (that being my estimate for the same,) and take one-third of it in stocks . . I have also had an offer from a single in dividual, that, if necessary, he would grade, bridge and prepare the bed for one mile in Henry ' county at bis own expense (one thirty-third part the entire distance in that county.) ; . v .. . : -, My proposition to Benton county is, to raise a fund for the purpose of bridging the river at Warsaw and making a ! turnpike to the nearest point on the Railroad, and for grading and bridging the Railroad through the county all of which would' cost about two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. A writer in the Boston Christian Register gives this account of the last hours of Hor ace Mann. . ... , . "On Monday morning (August 1st) I was allowed to visit him, and my first glance convinced me that the chances were against his recovery. On Tuesday, at five o'clock p. m., the great soul mounted from the fal len tower. I was with him constantly du ring the last thirty-six hours of his life, and I must say that I never saw the excel lencies of his character so fully revealed. All that was craggy, angular and masculine had already died, and what remained was rich indeed. His real greatness never shone out more than in the death -hour. When he was told that he had but a few hours to live, his brain flashed up with all the glow of his best days, and' he talked at least two hours in a 'strain of almost supra mortal eloquence. The members of his family, students remaining here during the vacation, and many of his neighbors were called in at his request, and he had for each some word of warning or cheer. , It was particularly note-worthy that his remarks to each person had somespecific pertinency of adaptation. -, , - ... -; ( s His ideas, and the language in which he clothed them, were really grand, and amazed us all to silence nay melted us all'to tears A signal of sweetness and tenderness per vaded every word. - Not often in one's life time does one have the privilege of witness ing so great a scene. I am forced to con fess that I never before appreciated the soft ness of the core that this masculine heart contained;. The Rope-WaIkisg Again.- Blondin still continues to "astonish the natives" by his feats of rope-waiting over Niagara Falls. On the 17th ult., he went 7 6afely over car rying a man on bis back. The man thus conveyed over the angry; waters was Hen ry Coicord who weighed about 1 36 pounds. He had his arms around Blondin's neck while bis feet tested ; upon the balancing pole. He dismounted four or five times in course of the journey to give :the vFrenCh; man a chance to breathe and renew his strength. The time occupied by Blondin in crossing the rope on this occasion was about forty minutes. -He is going to do something stranger and more hazardous the next time. He will probably keep on with his foolhardy exhibitions to the "grand fi nale"; of- a spunky little1 Frenchman f with heels over head trying the virtue of- an in voluntary bath in Niagara.-Concord (X. H.y Democrat. j t ; ? ..t ,;u':S H Clay, a brother to the -late Congress man, Hon. James B. Clay, and son of Hen ry Clay," is elected to the State Senate . from Fayette, county Ky., on . the 'opposition ticket. , - .. '- ,'.. . : ' '.. . .' .: ' " Michigan papers estimate that there will be a surplus of wheat in that State amoun ting to five millions of bushels, and Wis consin papers say there will be a large sur plus in that State, . r. .'. , ,;...; ; 4 T ; 1 . i ' A ' ' aciiroucaa- convention at Sn' At tha ll of ti,. iHor. th -Republicans of Osage Cou' Convention at Superior, on the 3iat f V0 gust, for the purpose of hearing from .v" delegate in the late Constitutional C e,r tioh at Wyandott, and also to elect deW,?" to attend State and District ConvZ3 about, to take nlace. A. T. n;!fnt5on3. called to the chair, and Geo. Pen-m T Was Secretary. J. M. Winchell was, a strong argument in support oAbe0S aow!,. nsiuuuon, vindicating it fr0m n the attacks of its opponents, and at the si time showing, the necessity of securing ? it the vote of every man: oKr , On motion; J; M. Winchell was ele delegate to represent Osage coantr State Convention at Topeka, on the i& J October; for the purpose of putting in n" ination a Republican State ticket. On motion the. following gentlemen elected delegates.toattend a,C0Uncilr tnct Convention sat ' Burltngame. Wedni .yV ; September.) 21st. J, Perrill, r p Adams, O. H. Sheldon, A. L. Dutton'f Leonard, D. B. Burdick and W. 0. Fisbf' On motion, J. M. Winchell, M. R1mbr' and L. R. Adams, were elected deletes to attend the Representative, Conventwn to be held, probably at Qttumwa. On motion J. Mings, C. 0. Crumb H Dutton, O. H. Sheldon and D. B. BurdW were elected men of vigilance to attend the elections and see that every vote is polled. On motion, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously addopted: Whkbeas. The influence of Federal office holj. ers .in this Territory is of the most disastrous kind, subverting our dearest rights, protecting crime and supporting fraud to that degree which cannot peacibly be endured, Threfore Resolved, That vre believe the time has full oome when the trne friends of Freedom in Kan sas should awake to vigilance, and meet our op. pressors at the ballot box in the comin elections this fall, and secure for ourselves and posterity the benefits to be derived from adopting the Con stitution, framed at . Wyandott,; which", we pie cha ourselves to give :our undivided and entire sup pbrtLix i. -v .J.1J; -J: r Resolved, That the course pursued by our dele gate at Wyandott, Hon. J. M. Tfinchell, meet oui entire and hearty approval. ; . - Retoloedj That our undivided support will ha given to the Hon. Marcus J. Parrott for Delegate to Congress, believing him to be. a true and tried Republican. . x C. . . . . Resolnedt That the proedings of this Conten tion he published in the Emporia News and Law rence Republican. ' i ' ' A: L. DUTTON", President. Geo. Pe&rtix,. Secretary. .'V ' . : , I The Constitution Popular, From every quarter we hear the most cheering reDorts abont the Constitiitinn. T even extorts praises from'.many Democrats. we near oi a jarge numoer- who say tney will vote; for it that thev - want to- wt ntn the Union as, a. State. One Democrat, after readjng it, said he "would nt have believed the Black Republicans could make so good a Constitution.' The only real opposition to it comes from the office-holders, and the newspapers, in" the immedidate pay of the administration. The same papers and men that supported the Pro-Slavery Lecompton Constitution now denounce the Free State Wyandotte Constitution. Lawrence Repub lican. ? 1 - - ' A. Popular V Chiet.- John' Ross, the Chief of the : Cherokee" Nation, is up for re-election having been chosen' every four years since 1828. He is bo popular that no ambitious aspirant for the Chief-Presidency can compete with him. He is over sixty; years old. He is'-not a full-blood Indian, ..but is nearly white, being a descen dant of ; Daniel Ross, a Scotchman, who married a daughter of another Scotchman named McDonald who had a Cherokee wife. While Ross has been holding the Presiden cy of the Cherokee ; Nation, the good peo ple of the United States, have chosen six different persons to the Chief. Magistracy, and the duties of. the Executive office have been performed by eight persons. A f'DEMQCRATIC''sEsjABtISHMBNT. The Arizonian newspaper establishment at Tuc son, Arizonia," is emphatically a ''Democrat ic" one in the most modern acceptation of that term. Sheriff Jones, formerly of Kan sas, the most, reckless; of border-ruffians, and -well-known-as; the 'great shot-at," is one of the proprietors, and Sylvester Mow ry, delegate to Congress, who tried to shoot Cross, lately in a.duel, ; but .couldn't be cause the wind blew sots the other. Phil ip Herbert,; the ex: Congressman jTrom Cal ifornia, who .shot a bote! waiter at a public table in Washington a few years ago, has been employed, as. editor. , Of, course, the paper is "Democratic in politics. Con cord ( JVl H.) Democrat ": . i ' - ' Land Meascre. Every farmer should have a rod measure, a light, stiff pole, just sixteen and a half feet long, for measuring land.f I By a little practice, he can learn to step just a jod id fi ve steps, which will an swer Very well for farm work. ' Ascertain the number of rods in width and length of a lot you wish to measure, and multiply one number by the' other; and divide by one hundred and sixty, and you have the num ber of acres, as one hundred and sixty square rids make one square acre. If you wish to lay off one square" acre, . measure thirteen rods on one' side, by twelve and a half on the other. This gives . two and a half rods over a full acre. ' ' " A base, constructed of granite, to sap port the slab in memory of Benjamin Frank lin and his wife, 1 was ; on . Friday placed in the position -assigned to it in Philadelphia. It rests upon a plain foundation of 6tone, and in dimensions is six feet ten inches long, four feet ten inches wide, and three feet deep. The new ' lettering, ' chissled in the solid 6 tone, comprises the simple inscrip tion: "Benjamin" and Deborah Franklin, 1790.".., v .. l :,r - ' ' ; Greeley thus speaks "of the overland em igration this season: . - Swelled by these deflected . Pike's Peak ers, I estimate the total number now on the road to California 'at about thirty thous and persons,., withy ..teams of oxen, mules, horses and , loose . cattle amounting at the start to little less than one hundred thous and bead. Of these, more than ihalf;(ara or were) working oxen. : 1 The New Orleans Delta thinks that the speakership. of; the; next House of PP1?" sentatives lies" between the Honl. Emi jtn" eridge of Tennessee, and Hon. - Tom Coi win of Ohio.- - 7-. ; . .Twenty-eight thousand dollars in premi ums are to be awarded at the next State air at St. Louis. ' There, are three: prizes 01 91,000 eaob, ?- . . "