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Tuesday Morning, April 26, i866.
Tho Latest Tidings.
News ?or rumor? Fact or-fable? Which?'
We know not exactly.. Everything is ia the
?louds. Events, noW-a-days, tread so. rapidly
on each other's heals, that oge.bas need of a
fast courser, a very Pegasus, to ?reop pace with
them. It seems to be a confirmed thing that
Lincoln has been assassinated, and Seward
nearly so-whether by a Virginian, revenging
his country's wrongs-a patriot after the type
of Brutos-or whether the deed he done, as ir
somewhere eonjectured, by creatures of a
Northern fastion, with whom Lincoln had sur
rived his usas, ?nd who were anxious for a new
?hange of dynasty-Grant or Sherman being
the coming man-must be mere matters of con?
jecture, and it matters not much to us in what
way we resolve our doubts and settle our con?
jectures. But, on the heels of this pretty cn.
tantrophe, we learn that the fleet of the French
-on dil-have been battling that of the Yun?
ka? . off New Orleans into fragmentary con?
siderations. This comes to as by way of Greens?
boro. Par? patttt, the Northern pnpr-rs renew
the story of French intervention, and with ad?
ditional plausibilities. We are told, by a Pari?
correspondent of the Now York Time*, dated
February 28, that the relations ef France with
the United Stales are those of increased uneasi?
ness; and the New York correspondent of the
Savannah Herald gives os the following mer
"Fereign intervention is again tallied of
this time the interfering gent being the fellow
who once occupied a cell io our tombs asa
drunken midnight brawler, but now the Em pe
ror of France He has appointed M. Montho
lon as French Minister-to Washington, who is
known lu have been", when French Consul nt
this port, a sympathiser with the abettor of
rebels, lt ie argued that this obnoxious person
age is thus sent to this ceuntry te pave the way
for an imbroglio, the upshot of which ?ball be
the claiming of Texas as part nf the eld French
domain on this continent, fortified hy thc spe
pica that the cession of Louisiana did not
carry Texai with it, the latter having been
originally colonized by Frenchmen. As at pro
acut planned, the programme is that Magruder
4b a ll decline Texas an independent republic,
and oeliirg, r-hall receive the protection ol
Fiance. Many profess to see in this a well
concocted plan to carry out the favorite idea ai
European- monarchs to divide this Union inte
little principalities, and thus break the strength
of tho* unity in which lies our power."
Couriers.and roldiers arrived in this eity re
port President Davis as in Charlette; and, in t
speech to-the people, holding forth encouraging
ni ni: arare f of our loture, with a special refer
en co to the certainty of French and armed in
tcrvention. Ile denied that the army of North
ern Virginia hod made any purrender; and aa
melted that the 'euriender, though inclndinj
Gen. Lee h rn?If, was only that of a portion c
the arm}'. In partial ' confirmation of this, w
are told by the Augusta Cci*tiMio7%txli**% of th
21st, on the authorily of aa (Ulcer, jost fror
tho-" aimy, and. of ni questionable authority
that Lee capitulated with tat 12,000 mea; tua
he had? ?levMUaly frr.t off IS.OtO, who wer
erdet cd to lepoit tn GT Johnston. From pr
vate eewcee. TV? kain that Jchnr'oa'e ai my i
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fully ?quai in numbera to that of Sberman, and I
is in mott excellent spirits for a fight. It does
not appear that President Davis or his Cabinet
are at all downcast. They express themselve*
hopefully, and, we may add, as the most signifi
cant of all signs to some minds, that gold ha?
declined, and Confederate money is once more
looking np. We give thes? details without any
assurances of the vital facts in any instance.
People must take them at their due worth, as
the currency of loose report and rnmor. An?
other day may enable us to be more precise.
AU ve would add, btiefiy, is that we are not
subdued-not -likely to <bt> subdued; that we
bave only to held on tenaciously for a few
months, perhaps weeks, and we may see a
brightmare to an otherwise dismal day. It is
very sure that the Yankees arc exceedingly
anxious, just now, to hurry os to a conclusion
of thc game. But we moat hot suffer our?
selves to be hurried. A little more endurance
in the trough of the sea, and we shall weather
I the gale and make our port Despondency
j does not become ns. A long pull, a strong pull
and a pull altogether, aud the haven of inde.
pendence will be reached, as surely as onr cause
! is just. Ws shall try to give copious details
from other papers in our next, tending to the
fu Uer information of our reader?.
ty We may add a postscript to all this, by
condensing some of the ref>orts freely circulated
in town yesterday. These seem to con?u?*, and
are plausible in aspect. Wc are told that o
despatch from Secretary Breekinridge to the
President, announces that the Emperor of
Frauce has declared war against the United
States. A young man, just arrived from Char?
lotte, reports that he was present at a convcr
sation in which 'Jadjutant-G?neral Cooper as?
serted the same fact positively, and added that
we should have pence within a brief period
based either on the recognition of the.Confede
rate States, per oe; or as integrals, upon the
old footing, slavery being restored, of the for
mer Union; or-and the third alternative re?
mains in a cloud. The only condition of these
concessions being an alliance of the Confcde
racy with the United States, offensive and de
fensive, against. France and other European
powers. Briefly, We are to ally ourselves with
the Yankees, whom we loathe, against thc
French and English, with whom we have nc
quarrel. This would be a very Christian pro?
ceeding on our part, no doubt; and, if eon
ceded, would only prove that our morals ar?
too feeble to maintain themselves against otu
appetite for peace on any terms.
TTE CHXBTZB CAEOLINIAN.-We are told that
the Carolinian, published at Chester, has beer
temporarily suspended; the supposed ?aus?
being the threatened approach to the town o
the Yankee raiders. These evil days pre?
heavily on the editorial tribe. . No people ar.
mere obnoxious te the Yankees than our repr.
-entatives of the prer-s; and a ?hort shrift OM
nudeln ?ord is as prplea^ant on alternative ii
heirs a? in the ccoes of all other people. W
.ire clear that na ?diter, ahove*aU otl rre, won',
be ready to act up. nth* Fi ?neb proverb .
'owe ?%ii peut; vt hit h tran*iatid it.to tulv*
.-jason, means the "Devil t?k?- the bin dm?? tl"
The office of the Columbi? Ph?nix \? cu
Gates street, second door from Dain.
We are indebted to thc courtesy of Major !..
C.:Duncan tor Augusta papers of the 21M, for
which he will please re??i.ve our bhangs. They
have afforded us some material of interest.
Mr. Wigfall's speech, reviewing Blood'-* report
. is given at full length., It'is a vigorous per?
formance, exhibiting much familiarity with
; army statistics.
j A COOL SNAP.-For t?te last two vi ays, win?
ter seemed disposed to look back ami loiter in
his flight, os-if resolved to linger itt the Inp of
May. The air lins been as nipping and eh illy
as that which Hamlet encountered pursuing the
f ghost along thc heights of Eleonore. The
farmers, Seuth and Weet of Ur?, must have had
a hail-storm somewhere; and the strawberries
look pale this morning in consequence. But
the roses flourish-at least, on the cheeks of
our damsels, and they go abroad, w ?th more
elastic steps, ila if eager to improve the crop,
and give it healthy circulation in the markets.
Luekily, Jack Frost keeps aloof, and tho peach
trees profess to feel no apprehension whatever
from the campaign of the enemy, thus suddenly
If Lincoln be really slain, as we believe, and
Seward horn combat, then the probability ia
that the North is now agitated with th?* pro"
gr?es of a counter revolution, which will over?
throw the. present Abolition faction, in power,
and which has BO long brutally controlled tito
country. What shape this revolution will take,
is only of moment lo UB ns it shall affect the
prospects Qf'lhe party at the North which
urges peace unreservedly. Whatever party
shall aim at power, it wiii ??eek to fortify itself
by putting at its head the most conspicuous
military chieftain. It is highly probable-nay.
we should say most certain-that Grant and
Sherman are both in Washington at this mc
ment- What Grant may think, in pol?tica'
matters, cannot well bc said-that Sherman .i
insanely sworn to maintain the oM I"niou
without regard to the feeling or opinion of th<*
people of thc seceding Stoles, i? snflteienti v
well known. Perhaps *ve shall haw nothing
to hope for, of justice, 'from cither of lhere,
unless controlled bj' personal ambition, or under
the cxaetirg requisitions of th? party hy which
they may be lifted into puwsr. V'tiJ-r all as?
pects of thc ca?e, it i? our policy lob? chary cv
any concussion?, to ba reserved in all com mu ni.
Cfctions. to keep aloof from all hasty alliance?,
and be prc'paWd to struggle sn, ar"is bat d.
for six months more.
NOTA Vr.Tvv Hi ?ir iivrsv-y or ("V.'ITA! ?- UV
EKCks.-l J>c Athens Wat ihm JU sa) S :-. ?.:rnt,r
.la? |: allied ?i><*u niii n tim le, that the (.Vi !". b -
. ate ?eat of 'Government ia to he tit vu io
hat pince. '1 h.vt pupt-r stijs;
'?\\tt have* il o? jeetiims to such v. j..p
?ue ut the gteateM i* ii at We have ktrinn nu
..lace wirtfhi mir day, where a bt.i v, Federal
"r'Cot ie?ierate (.?o\i-i timi nt ha? been hu-atcd,
.vb ich thd'tiOt t ?t?.*.. ?. in a tl,<;it *? h'l?t v. ry
. .rr M pt., li is one ai eviin we play ??> be
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