Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
Secession--Roanoke College--Politics, &c.
Salem, Roanoke Co., Va., April 6, 1861.
A few days ago the students of Roanoke College raised a large and handsome "Secession Flag" over the College
, on one side of which was painted a large rattlesnake in the attitude of striking, under which was painted, in large letters, "Don't tread on me," and on the other side, a Palmetto tree in the centre, and seven stars in the corner.
It waves beautifully over the College
, which stands on an eminence, and can be distinctly seen from the railroad, a distance of half a mile.
The painting was executed by our townsman, Dr. M. Jeter
, who has considerable taste for such things.
Our College, which is under the control of the Lutheran
denomination, is in a flourishing condition, and one of the best institutions of learning in the State
It is situated in the garden spot of Virginia
, and is destined, at some future day, to take a still higher position, under the management and supervision of its able Faculty, and especially its able President
, Prof. David F. Britton
Our Circuit Court, (Robert M. Hudson
,) has been in session for several days.--The "will case" of Chilion O. White
, involving more than $50,000, was decided on yesterday in favor of sustaining the will.
It will be taken up to the Court of Appeals.
Waller R. Staples
, of Montgomery county
, is a candidate to represent this district in the next Congress.
He is a gentleman of the finest legal attainments, and great ability.
I do not believe he has his superior as an orator in Western Virginia
The Hon. H. A. Edmundson
, I understand, declines to be a candidate again to the "Black Republican Congress."Dixie.