From Europe.Dates from Europe are to the 23d ult. Garibaldi's position was without change. The Ministerial Address to Victor Emmanuel, recommending a state of siege in Sicily, denounces Garibaldi as a rebel. It is reported that Claudina is to be appointed Military Chief in Sicily. It was stated that the recent movement of the United States gunboat Tuscarora had been merely for the purpose of dodging the British steamer Ajax, in order to obtain coal.
Dublin correspondent of the London Times writes, on the 21st of August, as follows: ‘ "The Federal gunboat Tuscarora, it appears, has been dodging the Ajax, for the purpose of getting coals on board, in defiance of the orders issued by the Admiralty. The Tuscarora has coaled within three months at a British port, and did not proceed, as she was bound to do, on a voyage to the United States. She remained hovering about the coast, on the lookout for Confederate vessels. She put into Kingstown with the view of getting coals. "Unable to accomplish this there, partly in consequence of the return of the Ajax, she weighed anchor and steamed with all speed to Belfast Lough, where, according to a previous arrangement, she received a supply of coal, amounting to a hundred tons. Having anchored outside of the jurisdiction of the harbor Commissioners, the Collector of Customs at once took the matter up, and served a notice on the Federal captain to depart within twenty-four hours, and a revenue cutter was placed along side of the Tuscarora to prevent further violation of the neutrality laws, and at the same time the matter was reported to the Admiralty. The Belfast people ask what would have been done if the Federal captain had refused to leave? The Times editorially argues, that although the latest advices from America show an apparent buoyancy in financial matters, by the diminished premium on gold, etc., the day must come when the people of the United States will really understand the position of their own finances, and, when that time arrives, it doubts not that the principles which have so often been verified in the bankruptcy of great European monarchies will assert themselves with equal vigor to punish the financial obloquies of the American Republic. ’ In another article the Times depicts the latest American advices in the most gloomy character. It says: ‘ "On all sides the political horizon grows blacker and blacker, nor can any chance of peace be discovered except in the exhaustion or impotence of a belligerent. If the Federal were not blind with fury they would now see what all Europe has seen from the beginning. But the truth, it seems, has yet to dawn, if not on the people, at any rate on the Government of the Federal States." ’ The London Morning Herald speculates on the effect of drafting, and thinks it will try the temper of the Northern people more than it has ever been tried yet, and shake to its very foundation the tottering edifice of the Union. It says: ‘ "New Yorkers have less reason than other Americans to struggle against the conscription. It is their last hope, in the absenes now of any nobler or worthier object. It is for the supremacy of their city, and to avert its commercial ruin, that a war is being prosecuted which will convert America into a desert." ’ Queen Victoria and the junior branches of the royal family were to embark at Gravesend for the continent on the 26th of August. There was nothing new in English politics. Lord Palmerston had been figuring in public meetings at Dover, and Earl Derby at Manchester, but neither of them said anything of political import. Harvest operation were progressing more favorably under the improved state of the weather.
Mexican expedition. The Italian crisis excited much interest in Paris, and the indications of Napoleon's policy were eagerly awaited.