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A Complicated affair. --On Wednesday night last a negro, named Dixon, who had been discharged from the military service of the United States, gave a ball on the Virginia Central railroad, near Victor's mill. Everything went on pleasantly, and with a great show of hilarity, until about half-past 2 o'clock yesterday morning, w
stood by the fire for a short time, meanwhile drawing a revolver from behind him. He then stepped out of the room for a moment returned, and took deliberate aim at Dixon and fired.
The ball struck him on the back of the head, but glanced, and inflicted only a slight wound.
The policeman who was present to keep order seized Drew, ith razors, and one of them was arrested and locked up. The whole affair is supposed to have originated from a certain kind of jealousy entertained by Drew towards Dixon.
It appears from all the circumstances that have been ascertained that the latter was living with a negro woman formerly kept by Drew, whom he had quit, but conti