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The news from Europe is to the 14th instant. Captain Semmes, of whom, since the sinking of the Alabama, little has been heard, sailed from the Mersey on October 8th on board the barque Laurel, which is supposed to carry out guns and ammunition for a new screw steamer, of which Captain Semmes is to take command. This new rebel cruiser, it is thought, is the Ranger, which, on October 3d, was lying at Madeira.--Semmes was accompanied by eight officers and one hundred men. The Florida has captured the ship Southern Rights and released her under bonds. The Niagara has seized a Spanish steamer under suspicion of being a blockade-runner. The depression of the commercial circles of England shows no and business, especially in cotton, is almost at a dead lock, and prices continue to fall. At the Peace Conference of Vienna a compromise is said to have been effected on the financial question. Minor questions have also been arranged, and there only remains n
Earthquake in Mexico. --An earthquake occurred in Mexico, on the 3d of October, extending for three leagues around the volcano of Citadel (the peak of Orizaba). It lasted eight minutes: At Tinzcals, the cupola, tower, sacristy, &c., of the church and ecclesiastical court- room were destroyed. The sacristan and his daughter were buried in the ruins. All the churches, temples and private dwellings have suffered more or less, and many are untenable. At Matamoras, Isuker and the neighboring villages, the earthquake lasted forty seconds. Scarcely a sound building was left. One lady was killed. The farm buildings were thrown down. The woman of the churches of San Nicolas and Rabozo, and of other churches, were destroyed. At Lianos, the church was split open, and religious services are suspended. A species of waterspout fell on Monte Alto, flooding the city and country. About Tacuba and San Juanico, to the northeast of the city, and around San Antonio de les Huerta
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