STAMPEDE.––On Sunday night some eight or ten slaves managed to cross the river into Illinois, but the authorities being on the alert, five of them were arrested and brought back. The others made good their escape. Thursday evening Judah Burrows, Mrs. Meachum and Isaac Breckenridge, three free negroes, were arrested on charge of assisting the runaways.––St. Louis Dem. 23d inst.
"Stampede," Milwaukee (WI) Free Democrat, May 26, 1855, p. 2