NEGRO STAMPEDE.––Eleven negroes made their escape from Lagrange, Lewis county, in the early part of last week. Ten of them went off together, and nothing had been heard of them Saturday. A reward of $2,650 is offered for them. The American says:
"The fugitives stole a flat boat from this place, in which it is supposed they crossed the river.––The boat was caught at or near Quincy. If these slaves succeed in making a permanent escape, it will be the third or fourth successful stampede that has taken place from LaGrange in the past three or four months. This fact leads us to the conclusion that there is a regular underground railroad established from this place to Chicago, Ills., and that the company have an agent or agents in this city. It is our belief that an abolition conductor accompanied this last party of slaves, and that this underground railroad forms a connection with the Quincy & Chicago R.R."
"Negro Stampede," Glasgow (MO) Weekly Times, November 17, 1859, p. 3