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Two days Later from Europe.
extensive warlike preparations in France.

Halifax, Jan. 11.
--The America arrived here at 10 o'clock this morning and sailed at noon, with thirty-four Boston passengers and £153,000 in specie.

Passed December 20, steamship Great Britain, off Waterford, bound east.

She has £162,000 in specie for New York.

The Iron-plated ship-of-war. Warrior was successfully launched on the 29th.

The journals generally condemn rather than praise the circular of the Austrian Minister.--The posts of Minister of Commerce and Minister of Public Instruction in the Cabinet of Vienna remain vacant. Dispassionate politicians see that Count Rechberg and M. Von Scherlerf cannot possibly pull well together.

The Paris correspondent of the London Herald says that the warlike preparations of France are on a far larger scale than at the same period in 1858.

The Paris Patric says the Government is purchasing steamers in France to convert them into men-of-war and transports.

A Berlin letter states that for some weeks past the purchase of horses had been made in Eastern Prussia for the French and Piedmontese Governments.


The Bourse was depressed. Rents 67f. 75

The Empress Engenia is not allowed to attend Cabinet meetings, as formerly.


The siege of Gaeta continues day and night. The garrison replied.

It was reported that the young Queen had left.


The Jedda claims have been definitely settled. They are to be paid in full in Turkish consols at 53.


The text of the Chinese treaty is published. It contains a reference to Mr. Ward's agreement to pay sovereign homage to the Emperor, but the telegraphic summary at Liverpool makes the sense obscure. The English indemnity is nominally three millions sterling, which is considered too small.

The United States steamer Hartford and sloop-of-war John Adams were at Hong Kong, and the gunboat Saginaw at Shanghai.


The London Times says Nana Sahib is still alive, with 3,000 or 4,000 followers in Tibet, and has plenty of money.

Sir Hugh Rose's prompt measures had stopped farther insubordination in the army.

Cape of good Hope.

Commercial and monetary affairs at the Cape of Good Hope had improved.

Letters have been received from Zanzibar and from Mr. Moffett.

Commercial Intelligence.

London Money Market.--The bullion in the Bank of England had decreased £533,000.

The money market was decidedly more stringent, with a pressing demand.

Consols closed on Friday at 92½@92½ for account ex-dividend, and on Saturday at precisely the same rates, but prices were firmer.

American Securities.--Illinois Central shares were quoted on Saturday at 28½ discount; Frie shares at 34½, and New York Central shares at 76 @87.

Baring Brothers report a limited business at previous rates, and confined chiefly to first mortgage bonds.

New York Central 6's86@88
Erie 7's91@93
Pennsylvania Central 6's87@91
Michigan Central 8's88@90
United States 5'sex-div--@89½

Liverpool Cotton Market.--The sales of cotton on Saturday, 29th December, were 15,000 bales, including 5,000 to speculators and exporters, the market closing firm.

Liverpool Breadstuffs Market.--Liverpool, Dec. 28, 1860.--Richardson, Spence & Co. report the market quiet owing to the holidays Flour firm and advancing quoted at 29s 6d. @32s, 6d.--Wheat advancing, and partially slightly higher.--red 11s 5d. @13s, white 13s.@14s. Corn quiet but 6d. higher — mixed and yellow 39s. @39s. 3d.; white 40s.@41s.

Warefield, Nash & Co. report flour advanced 6d., wheat 1d.@2d, and that holders of corn demand an advance, which is not conceded.

Liverpool, Dec. 29, 1860. --Breadstuffs are steady and firm.

Liverpool Provision Market.--Beef dull. Pork quiet, Bacon dull, Lard dull, and quotations nominal; Wakefield, Nash & Co report a decline of 2s. Fallow quiet; butcher's quoted at 58s.

Liverpool Produce Market.--The Brokers' Circular reports sugar quiet coffee steady, rice firm. No other articles mentioned.

London Markets.--Baring Brothers quote a quiet market during the holidays. Wheat quiet at 1s. @ 2s. advance; white American 65s.@70,; red 60s.@65s. Iron dull Sugar steady. Tea unchanged.--Tallow 60s. Bar silver 5s. 1¾d.; dollars 5s. 2¼d.; eagles 76s. 7d.

Hadre Dec. 27, 1860, Breadstuffs advanced.--Ashes steady, Coffee firm, Oils nominal. Rice firm, Sugar firm, with a slight advance, Lard steady.

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