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Specie among the Darkies.

--An old negro man, named Lewis, died in South Ward a few days since, leaving behind him, his wife and relations believe, several hundred dollars in gold and silver. But the old man was miserly, and kept his money to himself while living, and when he died it was found that he had hidden it — where, nobody knew. This is the prelude. Yesterday morning Chas. Dinkins, a free negro, was before the Mayor, charged by the wife and friends of old Lewis with having found the money, and endeavoring to keep the discovery from their knowledge.--The evidence was, that Charles had consulted a certain fortune-teller in Blandford, with the object of finding out the secret funds; that the fortune-teller had told him; that he had found it under old Lewis's house, buried in the ground; that he had dug up one box containing a good many halves and quarters, and that he made another hole, out of which he is supposed to have secured other funds. The case was continued until this morning, when other witnesses, probably favorable to the defendant, will appear.--Petersburg Express, 25th.

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