against Intervention — the London Times and the Democratic party, and on Gen. Butler
and Mrs. Phillips
has addressed his constituents at Rochdale
He spoke at length on the prevailing distress at Lancashire
He regarded that distress as a national question, and if public and private aid proved insufficient to relieve it, Parliament would have to make provision for it. He then referred to the American
war, and said that it would be a waste of time for foreigners to attempt to influence the combatants.
To interfere in the war, or to recognize the South
, would do more harm than good, and fall to bring forward cotton.
As to how the contest was going to end, he confessed his inability to form any opinion but if compelled to make a guess, he would not make the same guess, that Earl Russell and Mr. Gladstone
did. He did not believe that if the war should soon be brought to a termination it would end in the separation of the North and South.
He thought those who professed so much for Italian
unity ought to appreciate more the same union in America
Interference by force would do more than anything else to strengthen the Union Government
, and the cost to England
in six months would be more than sufficient to feed the distressed cotton operatives for ten years. Mr. Cobden
concluded by reproaching the Palmerston Government
for its extravagance, and advocated retrenchment.
The ringleaders of the great robbery of the Bank of England note paper had been arrested.
One of them was taken in the act of printing notes on some of the stolen paper.
The "Times" on the Democracy.
in some speculations on the elections in America
"When we see the Democratic party making a show of force, once more struggling for utterance, and yearning for the old free institutions of early America
, we believe that in that party lies the only hope of peace to a great people and permanent prosperity to a mighty country.
They have all our sympathies.
We have no great faith in the early termination of the war if the Republicans gain another term of power.
True, gold is now at 132, and the money crash is nearing every day; but the Confederates
have fought on parched corn, and the Federal
also can fight without foreign credit if their passions hold out or their party hatreds urge them Although they never can actually subdue, they may go on obstinately fighting.--If the Republicans should win all these elections, the result may very probably be so to lengthen and embitter this war as to throw the North American
continent back for a century.
The "Times" on Butler.
publishes a private letter from New Orleans, in which it is stated that Mrs. Phillips
, who suffered such barbarous treatment from Gen. Butler
for having smiled as the funeral of a Federal soldier passed, has completely lost her reason.
has, by a recent proclamation, required every person in the city to register himself or herself as either a friend or an enemy of the United States
, and at the same time to give in a register of their property; and no article could be sued for or sold or enjoyed in any way, which was not regularly registered.
remarks on this letter: ‘"It is a senseless humiliation and a useless insult to drive up a whole population under the muzzle of cannon and under the threats of being utterly despoiled, to commit a sort of white perjury.
A gentleman with a little tact might by this have let loose those three million bales of cotton.
But while Butler
commands, New Orleans can serve for no other purpose without but as a warning to all other Southern cities of what submission to the North
British interests at New Orleans.
A memorial has been sent to Earl Russell from leading Liverpool
merchants connected with New Orleans, calling his Lordship's attention to the arbitrary acts of Gen. Butler
in respect to foreigners, and urging the necessity of a chief consul and a British man-of-war being dispatched to that port for the protection of British interests.
His Lordship has simply acknowledged the receipt of the memorial.