NEWS FROM THE FUGITIVE SLAVES.––The following would seem to indicate somewhat of the whereabouts of the negroes who have lately escaped our State in such numbers. We clip it from the Chicago Tribune of the 5th inst:
PASSENGERS BY THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.––Last evening seventeen passengers arrived in our city by the underground railroad, and were immediately forwarded to "the land of the free," where they doubtless have arrived before this notice is generally read by the people of this city.
The U.G.R.R. is doing a larger business, at this time than ever before. We hear that it averages over twenty-five weekly, and they all go through safely. Nebraska Bill helps them very much, and his charges stand to the account of Senator Douglas.
"News from the Fugitive Slaves," St. Louis (MO) Democrat, December 8, 1854