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Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg, Va., Nov. 5.
Political matters here, as well as elsewhere in these United States, will soon have reached the culminating point. With us the excitement is waxing warm, and the three-cornered fight raging fiercely, though it is generally conceded by all parties that there is but little hope for the defeat of Lincoln, while many are of the opinion that his election will burst asunder the cords which bind together this glorious Confederacy of States.

The Circuit Court for this Judicial District commenced a regular term in this city on Saturday last.

The case of Geo. W. and W. W. Hardwicke, in connection with the fatal shooting affray on the 23d of June last with the Messrs. Button, which resulted in the death of Mr. Joseph Button, was brought before the Grand Jury. A true bill was found against G. W. Hardwicke, while the bill against William Hardwicke was ignored. No other business appearing, the jury was discharged, and Court adjourned to meet next Wednesday.

On Saturday last an altercation occurred in this city in the drinking saloon of Messrs. Owens & Dawson, 63 Market street, between Mr. W. H. Reynolds, formerly proprietor of the Bedford Democrat, but recently engaged as journeyman in the Republican office of this place, and Mr. G. J. Salmons, the barkeeper in said saloon, which resulted in Mr. Reynolds receiving a very severe stab on the left check and an ugly cut about the corner of his mouth. Salmons was arrested and taken before the proper authority and held in the sum of $300 for his appearance on Wednesday next, for the continuance of his examination, which was commenced and postponed on account of the absence of witnesses.

The cars on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad ran into this city for the first time yesterday, the bridging across James River and the Canal being completed and the road finished to this place. A large number of persons was at the depot to witness the arrival of the train.

O. K.

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