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 a