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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, Judge,) 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.

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