to intercede with the Confederate Government to prevent the destruction of ships bearing certificates of British property by the "290." The Philadelphia papers publish the following reply, received from the office of the British Minister, from Mr. Stuart, acting in the absence of Lord Lyons:
Washington Nov. 9. W. E. Trenwith, Esq., Philadelphia: Sir:
--I have received your letter of the 7th inst., in which you suggest that I should make an application to the Government of the so-sue such a document, and seeing no reason to believe that it would ensure more effective protection to your goods upon the high seas than the consular certificate with which you seem to have supplied yourself. I am sir, your obedient servant, W. Stuart.
Shall the War Succeed?--a Dark Future.
"Shall the War Succeed?" is the title of a significant article in the New York World, of the 27th.
"Who to-day is hopeful of the success of our arms, of protracted immunity from