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Bloody Rencontre. --The Nashville Gazette, of the 18th inst., says: A truly melancholy occurrence took place at Columbia, Tenn., yesterday morning. Mr. Reynolds got into a difficulty with his brother-in-law, Mr. Wm. Porter, Deputy Sheriff of Maury county. Mr. Porter was shot and instantly killed. One of the balls from Mr. Reynold's pistol by accident struck a Mr. Burgess, from Pulaski, and wounded him so severely as to cause his death in a few moments. To add still further to eputy Sheriff of Maury county. Mr. Porter was shot and instantly killed. One of the balls from Mr. Reynold's pistol by accident struck a Mr. Burgess, from Pulaski, and wounded him so severely as to cause his death in a few moments. To add still further to the deplorable character of this occurrence, Mrs. Reynolds, who was present during the shooting, received a ball through one of her hands, inflicting a painful wound. Two shots also struck Mr. Reynolds, but he was not very badly hurt.