Fugitive Slave Case in Zanesville, Ohio.
ZANESVILLE, Tuesday, May 3.
A fugitive slave, named JACKSON, of Clarksburg, Va., was arrested here last night, and taken before Judge MARSH, who this morning decided that the prisoner was illegally held, and discharged him. Immediately after his discharge he was rearrested, put in irons, and driven to the depot, for the purpose of taking him to Wheeling.
A desperate effort was made by the negroes to rescue him, and during the excitement clubs and pistols were freely used, and several persons were badly injured. The attempt at rescue proved unsuccessful. Meanwhile a writ was served on the Marshal commanding him to bring the prisoner before the Court. This point has not yet been settled. The excitement in regard to the matter still continues very great.