--A negro named Henry, owned by Miss Harrison
, has been hired for two years past by Mr. N. F. Bowe
, of Henrico county
, and this year was hired again of the agents, P. M. Tabb
& Son, but failed to go to work, and ran away.
He was, however, arrested, sent to the city, and lodged in Davis
' jail, and on Tuesday Mr. Bowe
took him in a buggy to go home.
The negro was refractory on the way, so that Mr.
B. was compelled to tie him. On reaching home he took the negro to an out-house for the purpose of giving him the punishment he merited, and as he seized and threw him, the negro rose upon Mr.
B. with a knife.
A servant of Mr. Bowe
come to the aid of his master, and the two again threw the refractory fellow, who continued to fight desperately with his knife until Mr.
B. drew a pistol and shot him in the left leg, below the knee.
B.'s little son then came and thrust at the negro with a sword cane, and they finally succeeded in overpowering him. But for the aid of his own servant and his son, Mr.
B. would undoubtedly have been killed.--The negro, who was not seriously injured, is now in the county jail.