The New troubles in Kansas.
The "Jay Hawkers" in the Field — Rifles imported from the North as Food for the Starving in Kansas--Attack on Federal Officers, &c.
The telegraph has announced the commencement of fresh and bloody troubles in Kansas
The leader of the marauders is Jas. Montgomery
, one of the most desperate of the Free State
leaders in the Territorial wars of '58, and became so conspicuous for his bloody deeds that when John Brown
left the Territory
to prepare for his raid on Virginia
this desperado became the acknowledged head of the abolition banditti there.
The following dispatches give fuller particulars of the scenes just inaugurated:
Washington, Nov. 21.
--The government has just been officially informed that Capt. Montgomery
and his company have commenced operations in Kansas
again by hanging and killing their opponents and threatening to compel an adjournment of the land sales advertised to take place during the month of December.
Several days ago letters were received from responsible sources, addressed to the proper authority, stating that Capt. Montgomery
has a force of probably five hundred men, with plenty of arms, ammunition and other material aid, and that from time to time warlike supplies have been received by him from the North
The writers also say that the demand to adjourn the land sales would be resorted to as a mere pretext for raising an armed force, and that the real object of this lawless organization is a raid, first on the frontiers of Missouri
, and then on Arkansas
and the Western
border, to avenge the punishment of abolition emissaries.
has recently communicated some important particulars relative to Captain Montgomery
's reported advancing movements.
Orders will be forth with dispatched ordering the United States troops in Kansas
to such points necessary for the protection of the land officers in the performance of their duty, as well as the public property menaced, including Fort Scott
Warsaw, Mo., November 21.
--A messenger reached here to-day, bring the following dispatch, which has been forwarded to the administration at Washington
Clinton, Mo., Nov. 21, 1860
The abolitionists, with arms newly imported from Boston
or the East
, under the command of Captain Montgomery
, numbering from 300 to 500 men, and increasing in numbers, have attacked Fort Scott, Kansas
, and broken up the Court
, compelling myself and all the officers of the United States District Court to fly for our lives.
They have taken the towns on the Missouri
line, the Fort Scott
Land Office, &c. They intend to invade Missouri
U. S. Judge Third Judicial District, K. T.
A military company will be organized in this city to-morrow, to aid in the suppression of this outbreak.
At a meeting of the citizens of Clinton, Henry county, Mo.
, to-day, it was resolved to raise a volunteer company to defend their homes, and, if necessary, the western border of the State
A committee was appointed to wait on the Governor
and lay the facts before him, and request a supply of arms.
The following letter has been addressed to Governor Stewart
Clinton, Mo., Nov. 21, 1860.
I am here to inform the citizens of this State of the following facts, and I have been requested to present them to you as Governor
of the State
The abolitionists, under command of Montgomery
and director Tennyson
, to the number of 300 to 500, armed with Sharpe
's rifles, dragoons' sabres, navy revolvers and bowie knives
, have suddenly commenced a war of extreme ferocity on the law-abiding citizens of Southern Kansas
, in the counties of Lima and Bourbon
.--These arrived by the wagon load at or near Mound City
about one month since, in boxes marked as donations for Kansas
has been in Boston
during a part of the summer, and returned with plenty of money to enlist recruits.
Many of his men are newly imported.
He has taken possession of Fort Scott
and other towns on the border, near the Missouri
He has murdered Mr. Moore
, a grand juror, Mr. Harrison
, Mr. Samuel Scott
, Mr. Hinds
, and obliged all the United States
officers, including myself, to fly for our lives.
His own expressed design, made in a public speech, as he said without concealment, is to keep possession of Fort Scott
and other places near the Missouri
line, to prevent a fire in the rear, while he cleared out southwest Missouri
So far he has carried out literally his declared programme.
The citizens of Missouri
, on the Osage
livers, in Bates
, are flying from their house into the interior.
He boasts that he has money and arms to equip and sustain one thousand men. My Court was broken up by them, the United States Court for the Southern District, and I suppose that they have seized the records and also the records of the said office, as he publicly declared that he would do so.
Kansas, Mo, Nov. 21.
--United States Marshal P. T. Colby
and party, of Kansas Territory
, arrived here this evening.
They bring the following particulars relative to the operations of Captain Montgomery
and his gang of Jay Hawkers, numbering nearly five hundred men:
Fort Scott, Nov. 19.
--U. S. Judge Williams
and the officers of the Court
have been obliged to flee to Missouri
to escape attack from the Jay Hawkers
, of Linn county
, was taken from his house on the morning of the 18th inst., and hung.
Many of the most prominent citizens have been arrested, but as yet their fats is unknown.
& Co., of Fort Scott
; Messrs. Crawford
& Co., of Chouteau
's trading post, and other merchants in the Territory
, have removed their goods to Missouri
New York, Nov. 23.
--A dispatch from Warsaw, Mo.
, published here, states that handbills were circulating there calling on the citizens to arm and resist Montgomery
's raid, and cut the throats of his followers.
A meeting had been held, and resolutions adopted calling on the President
The Governor of Missouri
had taken prompt steps to protect his citizens on the Kansas
A meeting at Leavenworth
, K. T., had called on Gov. Medary
, the Territorial Governor
, for protection.
The latest advices from Kansas City, Mo.
, say that Dr. Massey
, who left Fort Scott
on Tuesday, pronounces the report of the burning there to be untrue.
Five men had been murdered by Montgomery
, and others captured and probably killed.