7 JANUARY 1865, Page 9

Mr. Foote has uttered a remarkable philippic against the Con-

federate Government in the Confederate Congress. He admitted the terrible disaster to Hood, denouncing his appointment in General Johnston's place, prophesied the fall of Savannah and Charleston, inveighed against the tyranny of Mr. Davis, announced his own withdrawal from public life, and " if disturbed in my retreat by the hand of oppression, I will seek in foreign climes that freedom and happiness which I consider are denied me here." Of course this is only the speech of a bitter personal enemy, and has perhaps little political significance.