“Explosion of a Locomotive—Family Poisoned by a Slave.” New York Times, January 2, 1857, p. 1: 5.
New York Daily Times
Explosion of a Locomotive — Family Poisoned by a Slave
Meghan Allen, Dickinson College
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Explosion of a Locomotive—Family Poisoned by a Slave.
CINCINNATI, Friday, Jan. 1.
A freight locomotive on the Central Ohio Railroad exploded yesterday afternoon, killing the engineer and brakeman.
A special dispatch to the Commercial says that a family of eight persons, named STITH, in Hardin County, Ky., was poisoned by a negro cook. Six died, and the others are not expected to live.