Stabbed by Negroes.
--We understand that Mr. F. Patterson Redford
was very badly cut and stabbed, by one of his father's negroes, on Friday night, in Manchester
It appears that Mr. Redford
was proceeding home, when he met the negro with a lot of stolen wood, and questioning him, received an insolent reply, on which he attempted to seize the negro, who fled.
In the pursuit Mr. Redford
fell and the negro jumped on him, inflicting several stabs.
He was afterwards apprehended, and will no doubt be suitably punished.
Saturday, a negro named Cyrus Winston
, owned by Jno. Thacker
, was carried before the Mayor
, charged with cutting Wm. Burnett
's hand in a very savage manner.
It appeared that the fellow had been detected in stealing a piece of beef from John Jaiser
, a butcher in the Second Market
, and the parties seizing him left him in the hands of Burnett
, while they proceeded to return the stolen property.
While thus situated he contrived to open a knife and cut Burnett
's hand in a half dozen places, so as to endanger its safety.
was not present at the examination on Saturday, and the negro was sent to jail by the Mayor
until this morning.