Later from Europe.
arrival of the North Briton.
The steamship North Briton
arrived at Portland, Me.
, on the 8th instant, with $100,000 in gold.
She brings dates from Liverpool
to the 22d ult. The following is a summary of her news:
The Parliament proceedings were unimportant.
The army estimates issued show a net decrease of £185,000, notwithstanding the number of land forces, 146,000, is slightly in excess of last year.
The total sum required is £14,606,000.
Reinforcements for the French
army at Rome
were continually leaving Marseilles
Eugene Scribe, the celebrated dramatist, is dead.
Several persons in Paris
connected with the transactions in the mines had been arrested.
The payment of the Caisse des Chemins de Fer
of Murres were suspended until an inventory of the state of the Bank was completed Constantinople
bills on the Murres falling due on the 20th and 21st, reached £280,000 sterling, and were not met.
The Bourse was dull.
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and Admiral Persano
had left Gaeta
with troops for Messina
The fortress had been summoned to surrender, under pain of an immediate attack, but General Fergolia
is reported to have declared his intention to resist till the last extremity.
The Sardinian General, Mezzacopa, had likewise proceeded with troops towards the Neapolitan
fortress of Civitella, on the Trouto, and would commence an immediate attack unless surrendering.
The Official Opinione denies the rumored existence of negotiations between Sardinia
had agreed with Morocco that the payment of the indemnity, 200,000,000 reals, shall be completed immediately.
The customs and duties at Tangiers
are to be hypothecated to Spain
for remaining indemnity.
It was reported, via Hamburg
, that orders had been sent to Trieste
to arm at once all sailing vessels of the Austrian navy.
They are to be stationed at Zara
, Cattoro, Fiume, Ragusa, &c. Twelve gunboats are to be sent to the Guif Guarrero
, to watch the coast of Turkey
The Levant Herald
says the Hasue Tarius
are to be renewed for fourteen years, and also says a general suspension of Galata
bankers and merchants is threatened.
London February 22.
--The violent gale which swept over the country on Wednesday continued till Thursday.
The Crystal Palace was seriously damaged.
Part of the north wing is in ruins.
Several vessels went ashore, including the American bark Hiawatha
The Times, (City Article,) of Thursday evening, says that there has been a more general heaviness in the Stock
market than for some time past.
It is reported that the Bank of England contemplates a rise to 9 or 10 per cent. in the rate of discount.
In the Discount market the demand was moderate.
Several capitalists are lending money for four or six months at comparatively low terms.
, Thursday evening.--A telegram from Vienna
announces that the state of affairs in Hungary
is becoming very serious.
Several districts, among them Raabs, Somogny, Petewarden and Warden
, will be declared in a state of siege.
The French occupation of Syria
is to be prolonged two or three months beyond the time originally fixed.
The report of the Committee of Investigation of the Great Western Railway of Canada
is ready for issue.
It is a striking document, and, from the nature of its accusations, is likely to excite much public discussion.
The ship King Philip
, from London
, has been out 165 days and not been heard of.
, Feb. 22.--The inauguration of the Italian Parliament was celebrated in several towns in Venetia
Pesthe, Feb. 22.--The Royal
rescript convokes the Diet at Buda for the 2d of April, to make arrangements for the coronation of the Emperor
and inaugurate a diploma, and to elect a Palatine of Hungary
Liverpool, Feb. 22.
--Cotton — The Brokers' Circular reports the sales of the week as 26,000 bales, including 2,000 to speculators and 4,000 to exporters.
The market closed very dull, decline of ½d, and very irregular.
The principal causes were unfavorable intelligence from Manchester
and the high rate of interest.
The sales on Friday were 5,000 bales, including 1,000 to speculators and importers, the market closing quiet.
The following are the authorized quotations:
7 ½d; Middling do. 6 ½d; Fair Mobile
7 ½d; Middling do. 6 ½d; Fair Uplands 7 ½d; Middling do. 3/8d. The stock in port was estimated at 790,000 bales, of which 628,000 were American.
Messrs. James Henitt
& Co. say there has seldom been such a week of extreme depression.--They quote middling and lower grades as declined 1@3/8d, and better descriptions only Ȃd, owing to the scarcity.
State of Trade.
--Advices from Manchester
Quotations were nominal and the market was stagnant.
market opens with but little inquity, and prices are weak and irregular.--Buyers demand a reduction before making purchase.
, Feb. 22. noon.--Consols 91 3/8@91½.