Late Northern and European News,
--Information has been received here from Northern sources of the battle in Arkansas
The Federals claim a great victory.
A dissipation from St. Louis
, of the 10th, from Gen. Halleck
, says, that the army of the Southwest, under Gen. Curtis
, after three days hard fighting near Sugar creek
, has gained a victory over the combined forces of Generals Van
, and McIntosh
The Federal loss is estimated at one thousand killed- and wounded.
The Confederate loss is thought to be much greater.
Guns, flags, provisions, &c., were captured in large quantities.
The Federal cavalry were in hot pursuit of the Confederates
On the 10th, the expedition sent out from Sedalia
, had returned with the prisoners of war. The steamer City of Washington
, with Liverpool
dater of the 26th, and Queenstown
dales of the 27th February, arrived at New York on Monday.
A telegraphic dispatch from Madrid
, of the 25th Feb, says that the Captain
of the Sumter
) was arrested at Tangier
, at the instance of the American Consul
, and of the Commander
of the Tuscarora
, who went to Tangier
for that purpose.
In the House of Commons, on the 25th, Lord Palmerston said, that Sir Robert Peel
had used language personally insulting to O'Donohue
It was understood that the difficulty would be asserted outside the House
; but Palmerston
said he was Peel
's friend, and that the question at issue must be settled in the House
by an apology.
Insulting taunts were made by O'Donohue
No fight has resulted.
Troubles are increasing in France
Some 2,000 workmen marched in procession to the Place de la Bastile
on the 24th, and attempted to march round the column of July, but were dispersed by the police.
The Bourse was firm on the 25th.
Rentes 70f. 60
on the 26th funds were firm and advancing.
Consols quoted at 28½ to 28 ½.
on the 28th, the sales of cotton for three days previous were twenty- four thousand bales, of which twelve thousand were taken by speculators and exporters.
The markets were quiet and firm, At London
on the 25th funds were steady.
on the 27th, cotton was unchanged.
The Washington Star
of the 10th says,‘"the Stars and Stripes are floating over Centreville
The place was evacuated by the Confederates
Our men are in full possession of the fortifications and warm camp fires of the rebels."’
also says, that rumors of important movements of the Federal
troops are in circulation about Washington
There is bitter and angry complaint at the North
for allowing the Merrimac
to commit such terrible havoc among Federal vessels.
The leading Northern journals bewail the terrible sacrifice of brave men and vessels in Hampton Roads
They denounce the blind confidence and neglect of the Federal
authorities as the cause of their deplorable defeat and great loss.
The question at the North
is who is to blame.
They say that all the sailing vessels should have been out of reach of the iron leviathan.
One of these journals says, that the opportune arrival of the Monitor
prevented the destruction of the whole fleet.
It calls loudly for a speedy change in the Navy Department; that the old-time sailing lumber is as helpless as an infant in the hands of a giant, and urges that a mail-clad fleet be built within a hundred days. The dead wood of the navy, and the Navy Department, must be cleared out.
A dispatch from Washington
, on the 10th' says that the Merrimac
was struck seventy-five times, and that she went back to Norfolk
The State prisoners lately arrested at Alexandria
, charged with aiding the Southern
cause, were asked if they would take the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government
They unanimously refused.
A dispatch says that before long Lincoln
may try the experiment of setting fire to the Navy- Yard
by means of a stream of liquid fire, which has been considered by the Congress Military Committees
, who commanded the Monitor
, is now the lion of Washington
His head and eyes were closely bandaged.
He is led from place to place, and attracts universal interest.
When introduced to Lincoln
a flood of fears gushed from his eyes.
grasped his hand with warmth, and said we owe to you, sir, the preservation of our navy.
I cannot thank you enough.
No one at the Navy Department could give any answer to the telegraphic dispatches which came thick and fast, asking who, on board the Cumberland
and Congress, were killed and wounded.
A dispatch from Charlestown, Va.
, on the 10th, says, that Winchester
has certainly been evacuated.
, on the 10th, Gen. Dix
announced that for the present no more passes will be granted to parties for the South
A dispatch from Fortress Monroe
, on the 9th, says that Worden
of the Monitor
was wounded by fragments of shell, and his eyes filled with powder driven through the lookout holes.
He was stunned and carried below.
The naval authorities at Washington
are quite confident that the Merrimac
was disabled, and that the Monitor
, had found her match.
They say that the ruse practiced by a Norfolk paper, in stating that the Merrimac
when a failure deceived them.
It was feared from the sample already had of the Merrimac
, that she would sweep the seas and raise the blockade generally.
papers of the 10th we learn that Capt. Davis
, late flag officer
of the South American squadron, brings intelligence of the capture of Fernendina, Fla., and Bruns wick, Georgia
The Federal defeat in Hampton Roads
affected the Northern
stock market unfavorably.