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Commencement of the War in Germany.

The steamer City of Manchester, from Liverpool on the 3d inst., and Queenstown 4th, arrived at New York on the 19th. The war in Germany has commenced. The German troops attacked Missunda, and were repulsed by the Danes after six hours fighting. The Prestans lost one hundred men. They used 74 guns. The following telegrams are published:

Reudesburg, Feb. 3.--Yesterday the Germans were repulsed four times, and finally retreated. A thaw and rain has set in.

Schleswig, Feb. 3.--At three o'clock this afternoon the Austrians attacked the position of Brestore, one mile south of Schleswig. The Danes held their ground. There was sharp fighting till after dark. The King of Denmark walked towards the outposts. No casualties reported. The Danes lost one field piece.

The Latest.--The firing still continues. Another attack is expected to morrow. The wounded are being brought in.

A renewal of the attack on Missunda by the Germans took place. The Danish lose was from 150 to 200 men. The Pittssians lost 250 to 300 men, and some accounts say it was much greater.

England — the Queen's speech.

The Queen's speech was delivered to Parliament on the 4th, as follows:

‘ My Lords and Gentlemen:--We are commissioned to assure you that Her Majesty has great satisfaction in recurring again to your advice and assistance.

’ Her Majesty, actuated by the desire to preserve the peace, which was one of the declared objects of the Powers who were parties on the treaty of 1852, has been unremitting in her endeavors to bring to a peaceful settlement the difficulties which have arisen between Denmark and Germany, and to avoid dangers which might follow from the beginning of a warfare in the North of Europe, and Her Majesty will continue her efforts in the interest of peace.

The speech says the condition of the country is on the whole satisfactory. The revenue has fully realized its expected amount. The commerce of the United Kingdom is increasing. The distress in the manufacturing districts has been to some degree lessened and there is reason to look forward to an increased supply of cotton from various countries which have hitherto but scarcely supplied our wants.

The Morning Herald asserts that the Government will do nothing for Denmark.

It is rumored that Derby and Disraeli will make strong attacks on Lord Russell, and that the Cabinet, except Russell and Gladstone, are prepared to support Denmark.


An embarge would be placed on German shipping at Copenhagen on the 2d. The fleet at the disposal of the Danish Government, it is said, will be more than equal to the service of forcing the embargo.

It is asserted that Napoleon is more resolved than ever to take no active part in the Danish question but leave the difficulties to England.

The war on the frontier of India is at an end.

The Alabama was on the watch for vessels fifty miles south of Ranjour on the 5th of January.--[This puts at rest the Yankee rumor from San Francisco, published yesterday.]

The Pays announces that Austria is making armaments on the Mincio.


Liverpool, Feb. 3.
--Cotton closed easier. All quotations slightly lower, prices closing steadier. The Manchester markets closed very dull, with prices tending downward.

Breadstuffs closed firm and prices a trifle higher.

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