By the arrival of the Australasian from Liverpool
, January 28, via Queenstown
, January 29, we have seven days later news from Europe
A London merchant, who was in Savannah
two days prior to its occupation, writes to the London Times
that the bulk of the cotton in Savannah
belonged to the Confederate Government, and would be burned, and that the Federal
capture would prove to be no more than five or six thousand bales. He also thinks that the blockade-running business is nearly played out.
The London Times
opposes the new scheme of an Arctic expedition
, proposed by Captain Sherard Osborne
before the Royal Geographical Society.
A new steamer, named the Louisa Ann Fanny
, and destined for blockade running, had been exhibiting extraordinary speed, running at the rate of nearly eighteen knots an hour.
A letter which the Queen
had addressed by Sir. Charles Phipps
to the railway companies is attracting attention.
The Daily News
regards such royal letters on public affairs, which have not the signature of a responsible minister, as contrary to the spirit of the British Constitution.
The Spanish Minister of Colonies estimates the expenses of the San Domingo
war at 200,000,000 reals, and the deficit occasioned by the war in the revenue of Cuba
, in a speech in the Spanish Senate
, regarded the abandonment of San Domingo
as an accomplished fact.
He was, however, ready to guarantee with his head that he would put down the rebellion in three months.
The Finance Committee of the Austrian Reichsrath
insists on reductions in the budget.
It is reported that the Hungarian Diet
will be convoked to meet on May 15th.
The Right Hon. Frederick Peel
, in a speech on the American
war, urged the continued observation of the strictest neutrality.
A Paraguay correspondent states that a dispatch from Secretary Seward
to the President
praises the attitude of the latter, and condemns the ambitious schemes of Brazil