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From Norfolk. runaway negroes--"Bohemian" gone to North Carolina--the news, &c. [special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk, Feb. 3, 1862. I learn that more slaves effected their escape last week from Norfolk county. They belong to farmers residing on or near Tanner's creek. They doubtless get off at night in boats sufficiently large to cross the Roads and land them at or near Fortress Monroe. The loss of valuable negro men falls heavily upon the gentlemanly and kind-hearted farmers and gardeners in the section of the county above mentioned, and prompt and judicious measures should at once be taken to prevent slaves from getting off by water to the forts and vessels of the common enemy. The deluded negroes, thus leaving their best friends and comfortable homes, where they are fed, clothed, and allowed all reasonable privileges, vainly suppose that they will fare better, and the more favorably situated, under the protection of the Yankees, than at ho