The Montgomery Raid on Missouri.
--The embarkation of the St. Louis
troops, on Sunday last, for the Kansas
border, to drive off Montgomery
's banditti, was witnessed by a crowd of 3,000 or 4,000 persons, who continually cheered the soldiers, who numbered about 700.
The brigade embraces eight companies of infantry and engineer corps, one company of cavalry and three pieces of artillery, fully armed and equipped for one month's campaign.
, of the United States Arsenal, furnished a full supply of shot and canister for the battery, 40,000 pounds of Minnie balls, and sixty rounds for each of the Colt
Even the Republican
papers are frightened at the storm their teachings have raised.
The St. Louis Republican, which supported Lincoln
There can be but one answer to the question, what shall be done with him and his associates?
No rose-water application will suffice to cure the evils of which he is the author or instigator.
He should be arrested, tried, and hanged, with all possible dispatch, and his band should be extirpated as if they were a pack of wolves.
The work of bringing traitors to the gallows may as well be commenced at once, and there is none who merit that fate more richly than Montgomery
and his Kansas
should proceed without delay to bring the blood-stained-robber gang to justice, either through the instrumentality of the Territorial militia or through the instrumentality of such means as the Federal Government
shall place at his disposal.
If they once cross the Missouri
line, it will be too late for him to act.--In that contingency Missouri
will permit no power, Territorial or Federal, to right her wrongs.
We tell all whom it may concern, that a foray in Missouri
by these Montgomery
rapparees, will be followed by an outpouring over the borders that will sweep the Kansas prairies
There is not a man in the State
, whatever may be his political opinions, capable of bearing arms, who would not volunteer for that service.
These are not threats, but plain statements of facts.
is a proud and powerful State, and most assuredly if her soil be polluted by invasion, she will wash out the stain in the blood of the invaders.