, yesterday afternoon, succeeded in arresting and caging a man who calls himself Marion F. Barbier
, as a suspicious character.
For two years past Barbier has resided near "Cedar Point
," Goochland county
, where he was in the employ of a person called Drumwright
, the keeper of a small grocery.
Some few days since, the residents of the neighborhood, on learning that Drumwright
had conspired with two negroes owned by Mr. Turner
, to murder their master while on his way home, and rob him of his money, assembled and attempted to catch both Drumwright
and Barbier, but the former made good his escape.--They, however, captured Barbier, and after consulting together, put him on a canal boat and ordered him to leave the county, never to return again.
Barbier came to this city, and at once wrote to "Nora," a negro slave owned by Drumwright
, inviting her to join him here, and accompany him to the North
As soon as this correspondence was discovered, the neighbors came to the conclusion that both Barbier and Drumwright
were here, and four of them came on to arrest the former.
After describing both parties, they went in search of Drumwright
, discovered him in the bushes near the western suburbs, took him into custody, and returned with him to Goochland
yesterday afternoon, where he will probably get ample justice.
Barbier, in the meantime, will be kept in prison until Tuesday next, when he will undergo an examination as a suspicious character.
We understand that the two servants of Mr. Turner
, George and Mat, who were engaged by Drumwright
to kill their master, and who had actually dug a grave in which Drumwright
was to bury him, shrunk from the task, and informed their overseer of the foul plot.
They have also been arrested and committed to the jail of Goochland county