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The steamer Sidon, at St. Johns, brings Liverpool advices to the 11th inst.

The Polish question remained in statu quo. It is generally asserted that Maximilian, of Austria, will accept the Mexican crown.

The Times says that a rumor is current in Chatham that in consequence of the recent menacing news from America the Government intends sending additional troops to British North America.

The Times also says it should not be surprised if something arose out of the alleged proposition of Jeff. Davis to Napoleon for an offensive and defensive alliance between Mexico, under French protection, and the Confederates, which would be quite consistent with the late French policy. The world might look with favor on such contingencies, but absolute neutrality would be England's policy.

In the absence of fresh advices from America the English journals have little to say on American affairs.

The London Morning Post shows that the recent Federal successes are not likely to prove materially advantageous to the Federals.

The Army and Navy Gazette takes a most gloomy view of the military prospects of the Confederates. It says the retreat of Gen. Bragg and the flight of Gen. Johnston before Gen. Sherman's forces show sufficient signs of exhaustion. It adds: ‘ "Charleston is in real danger, and if it falls Savannah follows."’ Still it thinks that the Federal armies cannot be filled without a conscription, which may palsy the North and wrest victory from her grasp.

Sir Crescent, the well-known judge, is dead.


Belgium and the American War.

Brussels, Aug. 6.
--The King of the Belgians gave an audience to-day to Mr. Jewett, the American friend of mediation. The King permits the publication of the substance of the interview. The King believes that the decision of a just tribunal offers the only means for the restoration of peace. The absolution of slavery, if stipulated for at all, should be gradual. America and Europe should together make provision for the slave. Mediation is not interference.

The other Governments should not be unwilling to join France in working on the interests of peace, now that the South favors such a policy; that humanity and the interests of the world has, in a general peace, invited friendly action. Force cannot secure the welfare of America; that an international judgment would cement forever the foundation pillar of American liberty; that he would submit the matter to the Queen of Great Britain.


[Jewett is a Yankee humbug and adventurer, about on a par with Chevalier Wykoff.]

The London Times says that the election of Maximilian in Mexico will have a tendency to union between France and Austria, and a division between France and America. The Northerners must be incensed against Napoleon, and the Federals can hardly fail to come in collision with the new Empire.

La Patrie asserts that the Archduke made the acceptance dependent on the consent of the Emperor of Austria.

La France says that if he accepts, France and England will recognize him immediately, and the other Powers will follow. The Emperor and the Empress send congratulations to the Archduke.

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