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--It is a matter of difficulty to obtain reliable intelligence concerning Mexican affairs. At one and the same time both the Imperialists and the Republicans are represented as carrying everything before them. The latest intelligence, direct from Mexico, represents the Imperialist cause in a bad way, and we are told that Napoleon is preparing to abandon Maximilian. The news from Mexico, via England, warrants a different conclusion.--The London Observer undertakes to say that Napoleon has prevailed upon the Mexican Minister at Paris to proceed to Mexico and endeavor to dissuade Maximilian from abdicating.

If the public expect any cue from journalists which of the conflicting stories from Mexico to believe, we have only to say, in the words of the showman, when asked by the lady which was the zebra and which the giraffe, "Whichever you please, my dear." The ways of potentates and politicians are unfathomable. We are inclined to suspect, however, that if Napoleon intends to withdraw the French troops, it will be at such a time and in such a manner as will avoid a compromise of the national pride.

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