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to have been stolen, was committed to jail. John was sitting on the platform of one of the cars of the York river railroad while the cars were in motion, with a basket containing a shoat, on Friday last. When within a few miles of this city, he was asked by an officer of the road, to whom he belonged — whereupon he replied that his master was inside the car. Doubting the truthfulness of his assertion he was directed to accompany the railroad man to the place where his owner was; but instead of finding him the negro, after going through two or three coaches, suddenly jumped off the train, and before it could be stopped the fellow had gained considerable headway. He was finally captured, however, snugly ensconced behind some breastworks which had recently been put up by the Yankees, about three miles from the place where he sprang from the train. Jordan, slave of Haxall, Crenshaw & Co., charged with having a lot of meal, supposed to have been stolen, was ordered to be whipped.