Slave Stampede and Frightful Tragedy.
CINCINNATI, January 28.--There was quite a stampede among the slaves in the border counties of Kentucky in this vicinity last night, and several of the fugitives having been discovered here, the officers, at noon to-day, proceeded to arrest them. On approaching the house where the slaves were secreted, the latter fired upon the officers, wounding two or three of the spectators, but not seriously. One slave woman, finding escape impossible, attempted to cut the throats of her three children, and so far succeeded as to kill one of them instantly and wounding the other two very severely. Six of the slaves were apprehended; eight are said to have escaped.
"Slave Stampede and Frightful Tragedy," Philadelphia (PA) Public Ledger, January 29, 1856, p. 3