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Foreign News by the North Briton.

The following is some further general news by the North Briton, from Liverpool on the 9th, which arrived at Portland Wednesday:

The weather continued to be very severe in England, occasioning much distress, and fears of bread riots were entertained. Quite a panic prevailed in Liverpool on the 9th instant. It was rumored that in a portion of the city a mob had entered the bakers'shops, plundering them of their contents, owing to the advance in prices and the severity of the weather, causing a suspension of many kinds of labor. So great was the alarm that many of the shops closed their doors; but the fears of the proprietors proved groundless.

Many parts of the Thames are closed by ice.

The crisis in America continues to attract great interest in England. Lord Palmerston says he hopes that if the American Union be dissolved it will be by an amicable arrangement, and he hopes the world will be spared the horrible spectacle of brothers warring on brothers.


It is rumored that Count Thouvenel retires from the French Foreign Office.

The Paris Bourse on the 9th inst. closed inanimate. Rentes 67f. 10

It is believed that the French fleet after leaving Gaeta will go to the Adriatic.


The Piedmontese troops were at last accounts constructing a battery only five hundred yards from Gaeta.

The Turin Cabinet have resolved to tolerate no intervention other than that of France.

It is untrue that a Russian fleet is to replace the French fleet at Gaeta.


It is said that the German Diet will refuse to recognize any representative from Sardinia, under the new Italian annexations to the Kingdom. The German army is said to be ready to meet any enemy.


The Austrian Ministers have been ordered to put the new ordinance into effect immediately

A provisional electoral law is to be adopted for Hungary.

The Hungarian Diet assembles April 2d.

The disquiet is increasing in Servia.


The regular China mails had been telegraphed and would be due at London in time for the steamer Niagara. The terms of the treaty of peace provide, among other things, that all the important Chinese ports shall be opened, and inland foreign trade allowed. Chinese Ambassadors are to reside in England.

Exchange rates had declined at Hong Kong 3-4 per cent.

The Russian Ambassador at Pekin had ratified the convention confirming certain privileges on the Amoor, and extending commercial advantages.

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