BY THE UNION LINE.
TO THE DAILY INTELLIGENCER.
OFFICE, CORNER WATER AND MONROE STREETS.
RIOT AT HARPER'S FERRY!
It is apprehended that the affair at Harper's Ferry is more serious than the people here are willing to believe. The telegraph wires have been cut from Harper's Ferry, and there is no communication beyond Monocacy. It is reported that there has been a stampede of negroes from Maryland. The train due here early this morning, has not yet arrived. Many wild rumors are afloat, but no intelligence of authentic character has yet been received....
[Editor's Note: The majority of this article has been omitted from our transcription except for the portions directly the term "slave stampedes" or some variant.]
"Riot at Harper's Ferry," Wheeling (VA) Daily Intelligencer, October 18, 1859, p. 3