A desperate negro.
--Two Guards State.
--We learn that about eleven o'clock last night a most atrocious outrage was committed in the northeastern part of this towns, north of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, whereby two members of the Town
Guard, named George W. Duval
and John Donahoe
, were almost instantly killed by desperate runaway negro known as Bill Wanet.
It would seem that the follow has been runaway for some three years, having been purchased about that time by Dr. T. B. Carr
, to whom he now belongs.
There being reason to suppose that he was harbored by a negro woman belonging to Alfred Martin
, occupying a small house of kitchen in the part of town already referred to, three of the guard went there last night for the purpose of arresting him.--The three were G. W. Duval
, John Donahoe
and Nicholas Carr
knocked at the door, when the negro jumped out of the window in his night clothes, and the three took after him, Donahoe
After jumping over a fence into a corn patch he was stopped by another fence over which he could not jump, thus enabling the guard to get up with him. When they attempted to arrest him, he turned, cutting fiercely with a knife, killing Donahoe
instantly and wounding Duval
so severely that he also died almost instantly.
was stabbed twice in the right side and Duval
twice in the left.
coming up knocked the negro down twice with his club when the fellow clinched in upon him cutting away, but fortunately only through Carr
In the tussle they both got down; and Carr
, having lost his club could not hope to hold on to a desperate and powerful fellow, armed as the negro was, so that the latter got away.
, Chief of Police
, was on the ground as soon after the affair as he could receive information of it, and made a thorough search of the neighborhood, but without finding any trace of the murderer.
The women inhabiting the kitchen out of which he issued was arrested and lodged in the Guard-House
His Honor, the Mayor
, offers a reward of $500 for the apprehension of the negro.--Wilmington (N. C.) Journal, 17th.