--A case came up before Judge Pettit
, yesterday, in the District Court for the Territory
, which involved the constitutionality of the anti-slavery bill passed by the Legislature last winter.
A negro woman, named Fanny
, claimed by Horace Haley
as a slave, left his custody some time ago, and went to live at the house of F. R. Foard
petitioned to recover possession of the "property," and Foard
demurred, on the ground that Fanny was not a slave, as stated in the petition.
The case was argued by Lecompte
, for the plaintiff; and J. O. Douglas
, for the defendant.--Judge Pettit
overruled the demurrer, and decided that the law prohibiting slavery in Kansas
was not constitutional.--Leavenworth Times,