INSURRECTION AT HARPER'S FERRY --
Insurrectionists in Possession of
the U.S. Arsenal --Express Train
...One of the rioters now dying has confessed the whole plot. He says Brown was the originator, and promised his followers that the negroes in Virginia and Maryland would rise by thousands and both States would be made free. Large numbers of slaves are said to have gone towards Pennsylvania....
...BALTIMORE, 1 o'clock... The Southern train, which was due here at an early hour this morning, has not yet arrived.––It is rumored there is a stampede of negroes from this State. There are many other wild rumors, but nothing authentic as yet....
[Editors Note: The majority of this article has been omitted from our transcription except for the portions directly mentioning the term "slave stampedes" or some variant.]
"Insurrection at Harper's Ferry," Newville (PA) Star and Enterprise, October 20, 1859, p. 2