Drowned in a well.
--The Fredericksburg Herald,
of the 14th instant, says that Thomas Rhodes
, of Orange county
, was drowned in a well on his premises one day last week.
A negro who was at had refused to let his master enter the well, holding him by the coat, but Rhodes
assuring the negro that he only meant to fix a few loose rocks, was released, when he made the fearful leap.
the deceased was well known as the proprietor of a tavern, on the Plank Road
, some ten or twelve miles from Orange Court-House