UNDERGROUND RAILROAD––On Friday night, a girl belonging to Mr. W.T. Christy was decoyed from home, and came near making her escape. She was missed in a few hours, and Mr. Fisher, of the night police, started in pursued. He crossed the river about one o'clock yesterday morning on the ferry that went over to bring the railroad passengers, and overtook the girl, who was along with a white man, about four miles this side of Alton. Both were brought to this city yesterday morning. The white man says his name is Wm. Smith, and he is doubtless the tool of some abolitionists we have in our midst, and who, it is to be hoped, will be ferreted out.
"Underground Railroad," St. Louis (MO) Republican, August 17, 1856