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Attend the true even;."-ShaSipearf. BY J. A. SELBY. COLUMBIA, S. C., TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1865. VQL. 1 THE COLUMBIA PHONiX IS PL'SLlSnED Every Tuesday, Thursday antNSaturday, BT I JULIAN A. SELBY. it Single copies $1. Advertisements inserted at $6 per square (ten lines) for each insertion. REPORTS OF PRESS ASSO?IATJON. Mitered according to Act of Congress. in tju Year 1863, by J. t?. Thrasher, in the derk's Office of tfte District Court of the Confederate t?tat?s for thc jBTorthcrh District of Georgia Latest JNorthern News. RICHMOI?I>, March 26. -The New York Herald, cf.the. Xiitli, says Gen. Lew Wallace has left 3Sew OrKanson a special mission to Materno i vs, for the purpose of. inquiung' into- the $ rraogenieirtvt Ai .-j a -, Maximilian's commander there, with den. Slaughter, tor th? delivery IP tue latter of the train of refugees wlic escapad ?Tito Mox iitO. ^ .Admiral Porter s..flttg ship arrive ! in JarneB River on Tu vs? tay, and anchored off Aiken's. Landing. President and Mrs. Lincoln visited Gen.'Grant on Thursday. Gold c:?siitl on the -2:11.1 at lo-O-l. Iratest from Europe. RICHMOND, March 26.-r.uropeau advices of the i2th have been received. The capture of Wilmington caused a slight, improvement in hailed States stocks. The Confed?ralo ^cotton iona experienced onlj a aught co&nge-j- havin fallen heavily in anticipation of the ev-ent. lt is officially stated that the English Govern? ment has forwarded to Washington numerous claims foi damages growing out oi the war. The Confederate* .steamer Sheuuudoah had arrived at. Melbwirue. bhe is reported as hav? ing burned olevea ships duriug the voyegc 1,-otn the Cape of ?ood Hope. The Duke DeMoruay, President of the french Senate, and a half brother of the Em? peror Napoleon, died in Paris on the loth. Xha Yankees Sorprlaad B?fora Fatersburg. Pltwsscr.?.?, Marci. 26.-About 4 o'clock this morning, Gen. Lee attacked th? enemy ou ouf left, in the vicinity of the Apporaattox Eiver, assaulting and capturing two hues of works and one or more heavy ferts. Our men ad? vanced well into action, but the enemy masBei his artillery so heavily in the neighboring forts and was enabled to pour sach a terrible enfilad? ing fire through our ranks, that it was deemed best to withdraw; the captured works were therefore abamdoned and our troops re occupied their original position. Gens. Gordon and Bushrod Johnson's divisions were the troops engaged on our side. Our loss was several hun-' dred. 500 prisoners were captured, among them Geu.McLauchlin and a number of officers. Maj.. Gen. Warre? is reported killed. Brig. Gen. Terry on our side wounded. Many pieces of artillery ami mortars were .captured; trie former were abandoned ami some ot' the latter brought off. The atiack was a surprise to the enemy Recruiting of tbe Negroes, &c. K'.cn.MONo, March 25.-The order Irom the Adjutant General relative to recruiting colored troops iu the Confederacy, Says an officer will bc a.-signed or appointed in each State, charged with th? enrollment and disposition ol all re? cruits. No slave will be acceptod as a recruit unless with tiie owner's consent, by a written inst rumen i oou?erriug, a? far as he tnHy, tlie^ rights of a freeman. The appointment of of : Beers tu companies to be loriued of recruits will be made by the .President. The officers-em? ployed in recruiting are enjoined to be provi? dent, cousiderate, humane aud attentive to whatever concerns the health, comfort and dis ? I cipline of the troops, to uniform them and to j observe the greatest kindness and forbearance in their treatment of them, and especially to j protect them from injustice and oppression. I Wm. B. A'ivg1', el the Enquirer, has been appointed postaioster of this eity, vice Steg-?r J resigned. Official Despat a from. Oen. Ii^e. IttcHiio.it?, March 26.--Tho following de? spatch wa? received iat-t night; ? Isa DQUA UTE - ?,,, darch 2?-11.20 p. m. Hun. J. C. Brtckiurnigc, Secrefiry of War: At Uayught, J.H.? mo. mug (J-a. Gurdon y?>nulted and camed the enemy's ivuh.3 at Hare's lilli, capturing, niue pieces of artille:}', eight uar j Lara and betwe?,. five ?. V . . ?. [era-among t tnvn <> ? . ia Bu mb ar of otb J?-- of ,. were swept foi * i ?. ..? . ia '?}-:> i io the T?rm aaa .6 . a:' i - ? ? reaove the cap aria* s ?' . . 'i. ?repulsed; hut ii wa* +i< I *; * j wo'ks in th? r. ir,, .-o ni a . ? main line, coola i.-.-u ??? ??>?*? \ - .?. ? sacrifice, a'ai ; i a .'. I thea orig'ii;.. . : : 1, ?.. . (-to bruijr off -t af .at c'l] i I nature ol tn? .a . '. y left. Our los*.is . .. ,.. ? % : ? I til? Wounded ai j- ill' rei i i sad Brig. U- .i Phi ., t/w>'?, .. J trosas engaged, i.mealing i .. * Brig- Gen. itan.som, bela^ea'. . "v The conduct of t he sha> p ; , ' corps, uqbo led the a/*au:t, dative- < "' commendation. This afteruocp. there wass't-jr sh ii - i . rig*at, below Pickett's Hues, war a-.-ve . me ? . At dark, the enemy held a cont- .rattle pot a > of* tb? liue farthest in* ad vanee our m . work?. . ZiPSnBn La itv 1 THE BILL io BOR&OW-AND j cc Co.x-pongreaa passed in seciet seasion, and the 1 rjf .iteat sp pio\cd it an' act to raise c?an for the j.r..'pose of iurrflning the necc^sar;, supplies far I army. The first section author ?zea thc ..'...ere j tary of the Treasury to borrow lror\ any 1 Laak, corporation; O? inda, id tais, a ay amount' in ?sin cot to exceed ihre, uiill.oa ia tue K,; gregate, and secure repay.2>:ur.-at ^ueb cime aa may be agreed upon, not io egcoeed two' y curs after the c?nclui/.oa ot r. treaty ol ?eau,., b? I the issue ot bondi payab e in coin and hearing j six per capt. interest, pa; ah:* semi annually in D pee ie. The Secretary if einpowerid lo pl?dg>. the cotton and tobacco ly the Gov.rnnionL to the extent of its value fer the ?oaa -Jt/tniue?i ov convey th? same'for the pigment vi web luau, with its export ti 1 -ndon fr?-e of ?r.ty, except to the extent of one-eigulh per car ae oo^r posed by law. The i ecoae **<?* pa-ov?ea ?urtherjnora, that ther? shall be lc- d ..cd col lected a tax cf uv'.mtv five par e?it. upon aU gold and ed ver coin, hullion*aad A... ?iga ex? change iu the Confederate Strate^ ps_.abli>" in kind on the first of A iril, or as aeon lixreader ..a practicable. Am? ants not exec;. -a i? tore? Undred^doliars' va.-ie, exeased Holt, .J^ M'S.' and ad amounts loaned io t^e Gru :vr.cBzaa& under the firstsiarticv * 1 ?. "ad . i , * .