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portion vigorous aided abandoned Gen pierce return shells avenue continue Nationa object complete for negotiate law is in by order men tha more are Commune who fraff- am are place. DESPEKATE JVJEQRO THIEF. of Nelson He Shoots Two Citizens Connty. A correspondent of tha Lynchbujg pubiican,-wriliag from Lovlngston, Nelson county, under date of April 6, gives following particulars of an encounter a horse-thief: Our little village was thrown into considerable excitement last night, through an attempt to arrest a negro horse-thief, which two of our citizens were painful ana seriously wounded by a pistol shots the hands of the thief. , Just about darkheroda up to the of Major O. Loving, where he was and questioned. It was eoonascertained that he was a thief, and that the stolen. Major Loving informed him that he would have to stop--he had than mounted--b'ut when told that he could leave, he attempted to get the horse, was resisted by tha gentleman having in hand. Major Loving then, requested the bystanders to arrest him, at the same time making for him, whereupon the negro drew a large navy or army pistol, and commenced commenced to run down the street or main road leading frotn Loviogston to the then at the same time looking back and Beveling hispistol he fired upon Major toll taking effect about half an ineh .he knee-pan of the right log, and some three inches through the flesb. Major received the wound in a stooping position, and -when he attempted to recover limself he could not do BO but fell to ground, the muscle of the leg having avered by the passage of the ball. Tho negro continued his flight down the hill, and when near the bridgeand residence ttr, George V. Case, he met Mr. James ioberts, returning from his supper at Burton's, and 1 Mr'. E. Hearing the crv "arrest that man," went for the negro, when in about four feet of aim, the fired upon him; and his escape from death was most wonderful. It seems that .had some silver and copper coin in his breeches pocket, and tho ball striking theso, appears to have been diverted downward, and entered the tihgh about one and a inches below the groin, and about the eighth of an inch to the left of the artery. His physician has probed the .wound-, but caanpt find the ball. Â·_' -The wounding'bf our citizens prevented' immediate pursuit; and the scoundrel made his escape. * The News says: - - . : "The last heard of the'thief was that he passed Govesville, in Albemarls, early in the nigbt of :Weanesday, riding a horse which he stole after leaving Lovingaton. .The.whole country, however,Is aroused, and a.large number of persona are in pursuit pursuit of too scoundrel/ with strong hopes .effecting bis capture. Â· Â· - So great is the excitement tbatit is certain eh.ould he be arrested he will be summarily dealt with.