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.