The steamer Asia
has arrived at New York from Liverpool
She brings the latest European
The Polish insurrection continues to increase.
In one district it has assumed an entirely religious aspect.
The people are strictly Catholic, and several companies are led by country clergy.
They have been victorious in several engagements.
The hero in one fight was Father Mackiewicz
, who fell upon the Russian
flank with a company of soythemen and turned the scale of victory.
The more the insurrection increases the greater outrages are committed by the Russians.
All classes are infuriated at their savage brutality.
The London Times
, of May 12, says: ‘"Both sides, in this extremity, look to us and nurse a quarrel with us. They do this while each draws from us the means of carrying on the war. The North
draws from us men and all the material of war — yet it assures us that as soon as three months of decided measures has put an end to this rebellion, it will immediately hurl its armament against England
, against our hold upon Ireland
, against our dominion in America
, against our commerce all over the world.’
"Whether we interfere or not, this is the fate in store for us, and meanwhile we are expected to express the warmest hopes for the success of the Federal
From the South
there comes, in somewhat milder accents, a scarcely less unreasonable complaint.
, we are told, have only to recognize the independence of the South
, and the war will be over at once.
Would indeed that it were so, and that we could persuade the North
to save the wreck of its fortunes.
But no recognition or mediation would have the smallest weight unless it were backed up by the probability of more forcible arguments, and these arguments we are not inclined to apply."