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cated to any serious degree with the robbery, they were discharged with an admonition. Bastin was remanded for a continuance of the examination. The Mayor postponed the case against John, a negro belonging to John B. Davis, charged with aiding and abetting Carter, slave of Dr. Cook, to escape to the Yankees by writing him a pass. Thornton, belonging to C. Burnett, was ordered to be whipped for entering a hen-house and stealing some chickens. Tom, slave of Edward M. Sorey, of Danville, was ordered to receive 10 lashes for going about the city without a pass, and committed to jail on suspicion of his being a runaway. A demented little boy, named James Davis, charged with stealing a car cushion from the Petersburg Railroad Company, was ordered to be taken to the Poor House, he being half witted and an orphan. The charge against Lavina Campbell, a free woman, recently in the employ of Wm. A. Wright as nurse, of stealing a splendid gold watch and chain from his wif
Gen. Jackson and the Black Flag. The declaration of Gen. Jackson in the beginning of the war in favor of raising the Black Flag, recently mentioned by Governor Letcher in his speech in Danville, so far from detracting from his reputation for humanity, was unquestionably dictated by the conviction that such a course would bring the war to a speedy termination, by striking terror to the foe and compelling the interposition of foreign powers to put a speedy termination to the contest. No man more thoroughly understood the character of this contest as waged by the North, and the character of the people by whom it is waged, than Gen. Jackson. He looked upon it as essentially a John Brown raid, headed by a man who resembled John Brown in everything but courage. If the perpetrators of the John Brown raid deserved death, so did the Black Republican gang who took up their enterprise, almost on the spot where they atoned for it with their lives. If there was any difference in the crimi