"a Lie, with a Circumstance."
A sensation correspondent of the New York Herald
, speaking of the holiday stoppage of the freight trains on the Richmond and Danville railroad--the constant practice every Christmas
— calls it a "rebel precautionary movement" against negro mobs, and says that ‘"the wicked flee when no man pursueth."’
The correspondent is a wicked flea
himself, or some other buzzing, troublesome insect.
Not the slightest fear has ever been entertained of any trouble from the negroes.
The paymaster went up with $13,000 on Saturday, and did not even carry a guard.
This story shows how little foundation these correspondents require to make a mischievous report.
has already corrected the statement in the Lynchburg Virginian