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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs in Lynchburg.


Lynchburg, Va., Nov.29.
‘ The jury in the case of the Commonwealth vs. W. W. Hardwicke, charged with the killing of Joseph Button, on the 23d day of June last, failed to agree. They stood ten for acquittal and two for conviction. Yesterday being the last day of the term, the jury was discharged, and the bail reduced from $10,000 (the amount required by the Hustings Court,) to $1,000. The case will be called at the next term of the Circuit Court, which meets on the 3d day of next June. His friends entertain no doubt of his ultimate acquittal. Thos. Harvey, indicted for stabbing Ed. A. Harvey, was yesterday discharged by the Court, a nolle prosequi being entered in the case. The offence was committed in this city, about three years ago. Both parties were from Charlotte county, Va.

The District Court, Judge Wm. Daniel presiding, was convened yesterday. There are no important cases on docket.

Mr. John Rucker, of this city, made a good speculation in land some few years past, the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Depot being located on a portion of the purchase. Mr. R. paid $3,500 for 4 ½ acres, and sold one acre and a quarter to said Company for the snug sum of $30,000, and now holds the residue, for which he has been offered a still larger sum.--The improvements which are now progressing in this locality will shortly make this the most valuable property in the city.

In trade everything still remains flat. Very little tobacco in market — demand very limited. Some of the factories have suspended operations, and others are preparing to follow suit.

The disunion rosettes are worn to a limited extent, and the Union to a less. With this disconnected statement of affairs, I will close.

O. K.

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