Late Northern and European news.
From the New York Herald
, of the 27th instant, we collate the following:
English, French, and Russian views.
, at Halifax
, brings news from Europe
to the 12th of January--three days later.
The advices are of a very important character revealing as they do the excellent effect produced in the Cabinets and amongst the peoples of the leading powers of the Old World by the surrender of Mason
, as well as by the report of the mode in which it was accomplished by the Lincoln Government
The London Post
, the organ of Lord Palmerston, acknowledges that due reparation has been made, and intimates that the law of neutrals at sea will be reconsidered.
The Paris Moniteur
officially expresses the ‘"satisfaction"’ felt in France
in consequence of the act, while we find that the news produced an advance of one per cent. on the Bourse.
The Journal de St. Petersburg,
the organ of the Russian Empire
, congratulates Mr. Seward
on his ‘"upright"’ and ‘"intelligent"’ policy in the case, and states that the affair will form a starting point for a general revision of the law of neutrals.
journalist demands that England
should be requested to give a solemn guarantee that she will in future respect neutrals and neutral rights.
has not brought out any troops or war material, and it was said that England
would not forward any more to Canada
by the Cunard mail steamer.
The movement of troops for North America
had not abated, however, but it was very likely it soon would, as the London
papers were beginning to count up the cost of the display; and the London Times
has just informed John Bull
that, so far, he has spent two millions of pounds sterling--ten millions of dollars — at the very least, in exhibiting his power to retain the colony, if assailed.
A Cabinet council which was summoned for the 14th had been countermanded, Mr. Seward
's dispatch having been considered in council held on the 9th.
The London Times
understands that an answer will be, returned expressing gratification at the disavowal of Commander Wilkes
's act, accepting the satisfaction rendered, and assuming that the precedent in the Trent
case will rule the case of the schooner Eugenia Smith
As to the general discussion of the law of neutrals, the Government
will decline any answer until they have had an opportunity of submitting the whole note to their law officers.
There are propositions in this note which are not at all admissible, and after the delivery of the prisoners these points may be properly raised and discussed.
The London Morning Post
announces that a thorough understanding had been arrived at with the American Government
Not only had they given the required reparation, but in doing so Mr. Seward
will have succeeded in impressing on the English Governemt
the notion that they have not only present indemnity, but also no small pledge of future security.
The London Daily News
is eulogistic of the course pursued by the Washington Government
, and bitterly denounces the policy of the Times
It was reported that notwithstanding the pacific solution of the American
question, warlike preparations at Woolwich
have not been relaxed.
The steamer Spartan
continued to take in heavy stores for Halifax
, and Jamaica
No official notice has yet been given at Portsmouth
respecting any discharge of hired mechanies or laborers, but it was understood that the reduction takes place in April.
The feeling in France.
correspondent of the London Morning Post
asserts that the French
official circles felt much satisfaction at the pacific termination of the Trent
affair, while the effect on the Bourse was an immediate rise of one per cent.
The increase in bills discounted was nearly 61,000,000 france.
No English ovation for the fellows' Mason and Slidell.
The London Times
has a strong editorial on the reception due to Mason
; says they are about the most worthless booty it would be possible to extract from the jaws of the American
lion; having been long known as blind and habitual haters and revilers of England
sincerely hopes that Englishmen will not give these fellows anything in the shape of an ovation.
The civility due to a foe in distress is all they can claim.
has returned them good for evil, and even now, if they can, they will be only glad to entangle her in a war with the North
would have done just as much to rescue two negroes.
, therefore, pass quietly on their way, and have their say with anybody who may wish to listen to them.
The other journals advise a similar course, and allude to Mason
's strong advocacy of the Fugitive Slave Law
to prejudice the public against him.
Expected fight between the Nashville and Tuscarora.
Great interest has been excited relative to the movements of the Tuscarora
At the latest dates they continued at Southampton
, watching each other.
remained at the anchorage about a mile from the dock mouth, with her fires banked up and ready to slip her anchors and start at a moment's notice.
She only required coal, water and provisions, which were being supplied her.
continued in dock.
The Government had observed the strictest neutrality towards her, and nothing whatever had been permitted to be done to her but what was absolutely necessary to make her seaworthy.
Neither powder, guns nor munitions of war had been put on board.
During the night of the 8th three armed men from the Tuscarora
were discovered reconnoitering the Nashville
, and were ordered off by the dock superintendent.
Fires were lighted on the Nashville
on the 10th, and there was an impression she was about to sail; but she made no movements.
was on the alert, with steam up.
It was also reported that another Federal vessel was cruising in the channel, and might be expected at Southampton
The London Morning Herald
is surprised that the Government
has not given orders to the authorities at Southampton
to warn the Tuscarora
that she must either quit port at once or wait until twenty-four hours have elapsed after the departure of the Nashville
We should not, says the Herald,
have allowed the Nashville
to lie in wait in the month of the Mersey
for American packets and merchantmen; therefore we cannot, without a gross violation of our duty as neutrals, allow the Tuscarora
a license we should have refused her enemy.
holds out the course of the French
authorities at Martinique
between the Iroquois
as an example to follow.
Denunciation of the stone blockade.
The London Times
reiterates its denunciation of the stone blockade of Charleston harbor
, and says, among the crimes which have disgraced the history of mankind, it would be difficult to find one more atrocious than this.
Even the fierce tribes of the dessert will not destroy the well which gives life to the enemy.
protests in the strongest terms against such proceedings, and asserts that no belligerent has the fight to resort to such a warfare.
The Paris Moniteur,
of the 11th, says that a feeling of profound regret and indignation has been aroused in England
as well as France
by the vindictive act of destroying the port of Charleston
On this subject the Charleston Mercury
It is a mere convenience in carrying out the blockade of the Southern
coast, and is prompted more by a spirit of revenge than even the desire of rendering effective the closure of our port.
In the words used by Vattel, it is ‘"not dictated by prudence, but by hatred and fury,"’ entitling them to be ‘"looked upon as savage barbarians.
Point of Rocks, Jan. 26.
has driven the small force of Union troops from Bath
, shelled the town of Hancock
, destroyed a second time the freshly reconstructed track of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, burned the new bridges, and blown up the new culverts, carried off the new iron of the rails, and is now operating somewhere near Romney
Nothing is known here at present of the movements of the rebel General Jackson
and his forces except that he has about fifteen thousand men, and is in the neighborhood of Romney
The design of our Generals
is to bag him and his whole force.
This is the reason why he has been allowed to advance so far to the west.
Look out for news from the direction of Romney
in a very short time.
Confederates captured in Missouri.
St. Louis, Jan. 26.
--Official reports, just received from the expedition sent from Caps Girardean to Benton
, state that they have captured Lieut. Col. Farmer
and eleven other officers and sixty-eight privates, with a quantity of arms, horses, saddles, &c. Most of the rebel officers were surprised and captured in a ball-room.
Maryland Senators requested to resign.
Baltimore, Jan. 26.
--Resolutions were introduced into the Maryland Senate on Saturday to request Senators Pearce
to resign, on the ground that their sentiments are in direct conflict with the settled view of the people of the State
, and that it is right and proper that the State
should, at this critical juncture, be represented by Senators
whose hearts beat responsive to the throb of devotion to the integrity of the Union
felt by the great popular heart of the State
The City Council of Baltimore
have passed a resolution ordering all disloyal teachers in the public schools of that city to be dismissed, and Union teachers put in their places.
There were 1,200 sick soldiers in the hospitals at Washington
, and Georgetown
, on the 17th inst.
Lieut. Frank E. Brownwell
, the Ellsworth Zouave
who killed Jackson
, has been ordered to open a recruiting station, at Oswego, N. Y.
, for the regular army.
A Yankee correspondent has had an interview with a gentleman who arrived at Baltimore
on the 24th instant, from the South
He was in Richmond
on the 19th instant, and represents affairs in that city as in a miserable condition.
The soldiers rolled around the city without let or hindrance, visiting drinking saloons, gambling hells, and doing all sorts of infamous deeds, from highway robbery to murder.
There is no official news of the Burnside
expedition; but, from rebel journals received at Fortress Monroe
on Saturday, we received the vague information that the United States
had gone ashore and was burned to save her from falling into the hands of the enemy.