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Saturday Morning, April 1, 1866.
Latest from Oharles?on.
A traveler from Charleston, just arrived,
reports that tho military authorities of that
plaoe are painfully exercised with regard to the
fate of Sherman's army. Thc report there is,
that thia forager and incendiary, par excellence,
has been defeated bv Johnston, with a los? of
sixteen thousand men. This seems to give coun?
tenance \c> the frequent rumors which have
reach??! a? of a prent batt!?? bavins; been'
focgb?, ir. v.'hich our troops aohteveil a Jeeaila
victory. Oaf inioriuaut tells us that al^thc
troops that could br spared from the city wer.
gent to Sherman, leaving but a thousand men
in the gurrison. He reports that ingres and
?gr?"-? ii freely suffered to travelers-no ques?
tions being e.?kod. and ne passport? required
We moy add, however, that, from all accounts,
the difficulties occur along the route, and that
th? wayfarer pometimes finds himself arrested"
and subjected to the short shrift and suddcu
cord. Spie* and deserter:.- in dm federate uni
fora: are rather numeraos along the rootc, md
persons of pacific temper had better lie *l?w
and keep dark fer a season. All others hav?
need lo keep a quiet eye in their heads, an?"
not forget to ma i ula ia a finger OM the pisto
trigger. It is no consolation to a refugee
bound for. the city, to be tobi that admissior
there will be easy, while he finds himtel
hanging, an unnatural fruitage, te the branche:
of a scrubby oak.
fayetteville is also among the monuments o
mia left by Sherman in his march af fire. Th?
arsenal buildings, thc market house, cour
bouse, printing establishment?, two boa foun
dries, all the mills, all tho cotton factories', oi
works, dre.-to make no mention ol privat
dwellings-were given to the flames. The pee
pie were plundered, as r.?ual, and wtapll;
stripped of provisions. A letter from the un
fortunate town desorib.-s the people as ia dangs
BISHOP LYNCH.-The Augusta Pacificator rt
puris that thc Right Rex, Bishop Lynch, of th
Catholic Diocse of South Carolina, is serious!
ill <>f yellow foverat Nassau, N. P. We trus
that there is some mistake iu this. This i
rather premature for the yellow fever ic Nu
eau, and Dr Lvnch was acclimated laug ago i
Charl ?sr: ti.
* Governor's Proclamation.- - *
Our renders w?B pciv??T? tust by Governor
Maerrith's proclamation, in this day's paper,
the (Jenerar*Assembly of this State will be con-'
vcne?l at Greenville C. H. on Tuesday, tbe?Sth
ol April. The purp??? af this merlins; will be
the alleviation, as far as this he posr.ibl?.'of the
distress** of the ?people of those sections of the
country through which th? enemy has* parsed,
and the adequate protection of the^ State in
every tfu-jrtcr. There should bc a full attend?
ance of member*f. "Pe may add, fh'at the Go
veinor. on hil recent visit to this city, oas done
all that via?-, required, or po?s?blT. o?sire<l, for
the relief o.f t.ar situation and for the proper
protection of the regions South of ns. The
future servk?c ha?been confided to able military
beads, und we ??sume that they will show
themselves fully alive to the exigencies of th*
caso and aeslops in tho prosecution of their
dtiti*!>. His Excellency bas also opened such n
cori'esp:>ndei\ce With the Postmaster-General as
will, we trust, result in giving us not only mail
and postage communient ions with the rest ol
?he world, hut ample futilities for the trans
port?tioa of passengers and their -?baggage.
Evacuation of Charleston.
Tl.e fnemy kept up a furious cannonade fron
all their forts upon Sullivan's Island while th?
evacuation was going on. This was the causi
which prevented thc entire destruction of oij:
batteries on this island. At Fort Sumter, w.
'deptroyed all the cannon and arms which wey
irremovable. In leaving .Charleston, our troop
I?fi behind them, unfortunately, a large quail
ti ty of provisions and oilier stores. Charlesto:
Mioald have bcjii evacuated at au earlier p<
Hod or not at all? By expelling all more feet"
. rs-the /ruges consumere natl-and storm
i he oity for three'rrionths, and coveriug it wit
15,0'X) good troops, it would have been saved
Om fruitful source of disasters has been th
tloi isi^as well us sickness, of sorte of ot
general1- They were occasionally too weak i
the knees, and suffe red from a long course of sb
machias, which took the tone from that regio
and, by sympathy, impaired the healthy worl
ing of the brain, in those cases ih which thei
was any material at all for work. We hai
need to purge ?ur army before they can wc
ha an able d ta physic tie enemy,
REPORTS OP PRESS ASSOCIATION.
Entered according to Act of Con ores*, in ttfc Year ?
1868, by J. 8. Thrasher, in the Clerk's Office of .
the District Court of thc Confederate States for
the Northern District of Georgin ^ ?
Affairs in th? West. r
MoNtao?ti-rtY, March 23.-A Federal column.
1,500 to 1.S00 : trong, struck the 'Alabama and
Florida Railroad, seven miles b?low herc, yes?
terday .morning, and burnt a train. The *aa*
senger train which left here Thursday evening
collided with the wreck and was captured. The
enemy left, staling their destination to be Green?
ville. Gov. Watts has called the citizens tc
prepare lo defend the cit}*. The commar'^an'j
of the post ordered the organization of ail be?
longing to the army, to repel the movement on
the railroad. " . '
ITie steamer Folly was lost ?od thc Dixie
collided on the river, four miles above this
city, last, night. The Dixie sunk. The passen?
gers and crew were saved. 500 bales of cotton
on board were lost.
L?TRtt.-The ^ enemy on the railroad is be?
lieved to have moved down the road after the
capture and destruction of the tra?n? below
Greenville The force is reported to ve 2,600,
principally infantry. The railroad ls very
little injured as far as ascertained. I
SIGNIFICANT STRAWS.-At an auction sale at
Augusta, the photographic portraits bi Preaf
dent Davis and General Beauregard wer? put up*
and thc highest bidders invoked to eenie for?
ward: but no bid was made for the heal of the
President. The Georgians evidently felt that
it could be used for no man's purpose. Five
dellars was the highest bid for that of;3eaure
g.jrd, and it was vol knocked obwn.^ At the
sated time, fifty dollars each were offered nar por?
traits of Gmcral* Lee a,id Johnston, "tia e was
that when the brains were out, lbe pun was
dead," and so the Georgians seem ta l?iirik.
HON R. M. T. HCJTTER-This- distinguished
Virginian, to refute some calumniou? report?
that he was favorable to a reconstrpction of
the Union, has published a card of denial, in
which he says that "there is no persojti in th?
Confederacy to whose feelings and "jinterestt
such an event would, be more repugnara than
FATUSR Fiixiov.-The Augusta papers an?
nounce the death, by small pox, of tia- Rev.
Leen Fillion, formerly pastor of ?St, Joseph'i
Catholic Church,-ic Charleston.