Later from Europe.
movements of the Confederate steamer Nashville--what the British press say Relative to her visit and Design — reduction of the French army, &c.
arrival of the North American.
Portland Dec. 6.
--The Canadian Company's screw steamship North American
, from Liverpool
21st ult, via Londonderry
22d, has arrived at this port.
The dates by the North American
are one day later than per City of Baltimore
The case of the rebel steamer Nashville
and the ship Harvey Birch
, burned by the Nashville
, attracts great attention.
remained at Southampton
of the Harvey Birch
had gone to London
to consult the American Minister
The crew of the Harvey Birch
were vowing vengeance against the crew of the Nashville
, as they were placed in irons for refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the rebels.
The officers of the Harvey Birch
declare she was on soundings when the Nashville
boredom upon her.
was on board the Nashville
on a mission from North Carolina
, and, with Commander Pegram
, had gone to London
wants the Nashville
made into a ship-of-war at Southampton
, but legal difficulties are raised.
Questions are also raised whether the neutrality proclamation has not been infracted by the landing of prisoners of war.
It is reported that the Nashville
has spare officers on board for rebel ships preparing in England
The London Times
, in alluding to the case, points to the recent visit of the U. S. steamer James Adger
, and it would be to the interest of England
to keep them both out of her harbor; but if this cannot be done, they must both be let in alike
The London Star,
although wishing the commander of the Nashville
to be punished, says if he can produce a commission from the Confederate States
, the Government
must let him go, as they have recognized those States as belligerents.
were expected at Southampton
in the steamer La Plate
, due the 30th.
It is reported that the James Adger
is cruising to intercept the British steamer and capture her, as having contraband of war on board.
[The James Adger arrived at Baltimore
several days ago.--Ed. Herald.
It is reported that the Galway steamer Adriatic
has been sold, and is fitting for the West Indies
; but there is a strong impression that she is destined for the Confederate States
The underwriters were raising the war risks on American vessels.
There are no tidings of to the North Briton, and the Anglo Saxon
is also overdue.
The insurance has been advanced — on the former thirty guineas, and on the latter fifty shillings were demanded.
The Bank of France had reduced the rate of discount to 5 per cent.
A reduction of from eighty to a hundred thousand men was spoken of, the men to return home on furlough one year.
It is reported that the Minister
of Marine declares that he cannot agree to a reduction of his department of a single centime
The Government would not raise a loan at present.
had arrived at Paris
Financial and Commercial news.
London Money Market, Nov. 22.
--Consols closed at 93 7/8 a 94 for money.
The weekly returns of the Bank of England show an in crease of £251,000 in bullion.
--The latest sales are: Erie Railroad, 27½; Illinois
Central shares 40 a 39½ discount.
Liverpool Cotton Market, Nov. 22
--The Brokers' Circular reports: The sales of cotton for the week foot up 44,000 bales, including 20,500 to speculators and exporters.
The market is still, with a decline on the week of one quarter of a penny per pound, chiefly for lower and middling qualities.
The sales of to-day (Friday) were 6,000 bales, of which 2, 0000 were to speculators and exporters, the market closing quiet and steady.
The following are the authorized quotations:
Liverpool Breadstuffs Market,
Nov. 22--The market is generally quiet and steady, at unchanged quotations.