The Kansas troubles.
--Gen. Harney gone to the Scene.
has ordered Brigadier General Frost
to hold his brigade, consisting of the First regiment of the Missouri
militia, engineer corps, and artillery, in readiness to repair to the Southwest
border to repel the invasion of the State
's band of outlaws.
left St. Louis
, Thursday, for Fort Leavenworth
, Nov. 22.--Judge Williams
, United States
of Southern Kansas
, arrived in town to-night.
A meeting of the citizens was immediately called, and Judge Williams
delivered a calm and cool statement of affairs in the Territory
He has been for twenty-nine years a presiding Judge
on the borders of civilization.
said since Sunday night he had been upon the saddle.
he came to warn Missourian of the approaching danger.
had been delivered over to abolition outrages, under Montgomery
and others, for three years and a half. He had been presiding Judge
there, endeavoring to maintain the supremacy of the law, and to that end had used his efforts on and off the bench faithfully, notwithstanding the evidence of marauders and lawless men, who were there for that purpose only.
He had organized and held courts in all the counties of this district.
These marauders and murderers are sustained by men who procure means from the States, under the pretence of aiding the sufferers of Kansas
, but appropriate them to carry out their designs of rebellion against the law. They are the same men who procured the passage of the amnesty and other indulgences, by their promise that they would maintain the laws and preserve order in Southern Kansas
; but this has only proved a respite, to enable them more effectually to prepare for the accomplishment of their designs.
A messenger of undoubted veracity had arrived, staling that yesterday one hundred men had entered Missouri
, fully armed, and had passed down the Osage river
to Ball's Mills
, twenty miles over the border, with four negroes in advance, with coils of rope, all armed.
then made the same statement, in substance, as has previously been telegraphed, and closed by urging the people not to go into Kansas
, but to protect themselves within their lines and to send aid to the border counties at once, as they are at the mercy of these outlaws.