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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 steamer Kearsage, 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 and Globe regard the opening of the spring campaign in America as disastrous to the Union cause. The Globe says that the expeditions of Sherman and Kilpatrick 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. The Prussians had taken Ostier, near West Duppel, with a loss of about one hundred men — The Danes made some vigorous sorties. Five Danish 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 was repulsed. 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. The Danish batteries are armed with French rifled guns.

The Pope was seriously Ill. Collisions between the French and Papal troops still continued in the streets of Rome.

The Liverpool 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.

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