Latest from Europe.
The steamship Africa
, from Queenstown
on the 20th of March, has arrived at Halifax
Her news is three days later.
The American ship North Atlantic
, bound to Boston
, was destroyed by fire at Calcutta
She was partly loaded.
The ship Gibraltar
had sailed from England
for New York with one thousand tons of coal, donated to the Sanitary Fair
by Mr. George Elliot
, of London
Earl Russell claimed that the persecution of the men who had enlisted on the United States
, at Cork
, proved the vigilance of the English Government
in watching the proceedings of the Federal
agents in Ireland
He added that the statement of the commander of the Kearsage
relative to the affair was satisfactory.
The House of Lords will give judgment in the Alexandra
case soon after Easter.
The London Post
regard the opening of the spring campaign in America
as disastrous to the Union
says that the expeditions of Sherman
show that the rebels are weaker than they were a year ago. The trial of the Pampero
case will take place on the 5th of May.
The Stansfield Mazzini
case of alleged collusion with the Italians to take Napoleon
's life was the subject of two animated party debates in the House of Commons. Lord Palmerston assumed all the responsibility of Mr. Stansfield
's position as a Cabinet Minister
, believing him incapable of entering into such a plot.
On a division on the question the Government
escaped defeat by a majority of ten, the result eliciting loud approbatory cheers.
Some of the London
and Continental journals say that Denmark
has accepted the proposition for a conference, on the basis of the negotiations of 1851-52, without an armistice.
Duppel was vigorously bombarded by the Germans, but without effect.
had taken Ostier, near West Duppel, with a loss of about one hundred men — The Danes
made some vigorous sorties.
steamers engaged two Prussian men-of-war and several gunboats off Rugen Island. --The engagement was sharp, and terminated in the withdrawal of the Prussian vessels.
They were pursued by the Danes, but succeeded in reaching port.
It is said that the Danish
Iron-clad monitor Rolf-Krake
She was defeated by the German batteries on the 17th of February, and has probably suffered again.
A very interesting description of her performance, and the injury she sustained, is given in the Herald
to day. Lord Palmerston "hoped" that Denmark
would assent to the conference plan.
batteries are armed with French rifled guns.
was seriously Ill. Collisions between the French
and Papal troops still continued in the streets of Rome
cotton market was firm, with prices unchanged, on the 19th of March. Breadstuffs were very dull.
Provisions quiet and steady.
Consols closed in London
, on the 19th of March at 91 ½a 91 for money.
After official hours the quotations were 91 ¼a92.