--The citizens of Swift Creek
, Craven county, N. C.
, were startled on Sunday last by the announcement that John Chapman
, a highly respectable citizen of the county, had been murdered by a band of runaway negroes, headed by a black villain calling himself Ben Soon, the property of Mr. William Grimes
, of Pitt county
Ben Soon is supposed to be the negro that shot and killed Mr. Chapman
.--This band of runaway negroes, with Ben at their head, is the terror of that region of country.