The Underground Railroad at Work.
ESCAPE AND RECAPTURE OF FUGITIVES--DESPERATE AND BLOODY RESISTANCE.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 28.
A stampede among the slaves from the border counties of Kentucky, took place last night. The whereabouts of several having been discovered here, officers at noon to-day, proceeded to make arrests. Upon approaching the house where the slaves were secreted, the latter fired, wounding two or three spectators but not seriously. One slave woman, finding escape impossible, cut the throats of her children, killing one instantly, and severely wounding two others. Six of the fugitives were apprehended, but eight are said to have escaped.
"The Underground Railroad at Work - Escape and Recapture of Fugitives," New York (NY) Daily Herald, January 29, 1856, p. 1