THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FREE NEGRO AND A FUGITIVE SLAVE. - A darkey in the South part of this State, stole a fine horse, and soon after a saddle and bridle. Riding him into Alton, he sold him with his equipment to a sort of smart trading mulatto, for one hundred dollars down, and then "broke for an Abolition settlement," passing himself off for a fugitive, was furnished with food, money, and means, by the "higher law" folks of the whole route. The unfortunate free mulatto, after the horse, saddle and bridle, had been taken by the real owners of them, started in pursuit. He has had to pay his own way along, and meets with no assistance to overtake and catch the free negro horse thief who swindled him. When a free darkey wants to travel he should take the underground railroad, and pass himself for a fugitive slave.
[Chicago Com. Ado.