[Reported for the Richmond Dispatch.]
Later from Europe.
arrival of the Africa.
New York, March 31.
--The steamship Africa
, from Liverpool
16th inst., via Queens- town 17th, arrived last night.
She brings £84,000 sterling in specie.
Bullion in the Rank of England
had increased £250,000.
's mother,) is dangerously ill.
The London Times ridicules the idea of the Confederate States
effecting a loan, after Mississippi
March 16th. --Cotton — Sales of the week 58,000 bales, including 9,500 to speculators, and 11,000 to exporters.
The market opened slightly lower, but subsequently recovered under Ameri- can advices, and closed firm at last week's quotations.
The estimated sales of Friday were 15,000 bales, including 7,000 for speculation and export.
March 17.--The estimated sales yesterday were 25,000 bales, including 8,000 for specula- tion and export; stock in port 907,000 bales, of which 750,000 are American.
's circular reports the market as closing buoyant, and fully 1/2 higher.
Flour quiet and steady.
Corn a shade higher.
Breadstuffs firm, and prices generally unchanged.
Provisions generally quiet.
Consols 92@92 1/2.
, March 28.--The Western stage, with mails and passengers, and Hinckley
's Express, for Omaha
, passed here at 4 P. M.
, March 25.--The daily yield of gold in the mines is very rapidly increasing.
The mills are nearly all getting to work, many of them with the new gold-saving process.
The population on the Blue Rim
slope has doubled in the last month.
That district will be a great theatre of gold mining operations.
The road over the snowy range, between the South
and Middle Forks
, is open for pack ani- mals, but not for wagons.
Emigrants from the States are beginning to arrive.
The weather is very fine.
, March 29--The lower House of the Kansas Legislature organized on the 28th, by the election of U. P. DeGraff
He is understood to favor Messrs. Parrott
for U. S. Senators
's message is mainly devoted to local affairs.
He recommends suitable acknowledgment by the Legislature for the generous relief given the needy citizens of Kansas
He recommends also that the credit of the State
be used for the relief of her citizens it necessary.
He says that seed has been furnished in abundance for planting purposes, and hopes a general call for relief will soon cease.
Reinforcing Southern forts with Federal
troops — Indian Depredations in Texas.
New York, March 31.--The steamship Daniel Webster
reports that she landed at Fort Jefferson
, Companies L and M, first artillery, and at Fort Taylor
, Key West
, Companies F and K of the same regiment.
She reports that the Indians are committing great havoc among the people of Texas
, kill- ing some, and running off their stock.
had chastised some of the savages.
Cortenas was understood to be awaiting the departure of troops to commence operations on a larger scale than heretofore.
, March 31.--The Commissioners of the Confederate States
now here, feel no uneasiness in regard to the evacuation of Fort Sumter
or the reinforcement of Fort Pickens
, being fully satisfied in regard to both points, and are aiming to achieve a peaceful solution of the difficulties by a speedy withdrawal of troops from the Federal
limits within the Confederacy
, March 30th.--A petition, numerously signed, instructing the representative of this city in the Convention
to vote for immediate secession, is in circulation here.
At a large and enthusiastic meeting held last night, resolutions were adopted, instruct- ing Mr. Blow
to vote for immediate secession; and delegates were appointed to the Convention
to be held on the 19th instant, in Suffolk
Secession candidates were nominated for Congress.
, March 27.--Five hundred Mississippi
troops passed through here en route
to join the Southern
army at Pensacola
They had a military reception, and were enthusiastically welcomed.
New York, March 30.--Flour is heavy — sales of 8,500 barrels at a decline of 6--State $firstname.lastname@example.org; Ohio
$5.37 email@example.com; Southern $firstname.lastname@example.org.
is depressed — sales of 12,000 bushels--Western red $email@example.com.
Corn is depressed — sales of 10,000 bushels — new mixed 63 Pork is steady — mess unchanged; prime $12.50. Lard is unchanged-- sales at former rates.
Whiskey is dull at 17 ½, @17 ½