Disloyalty in England Outrages on the United States.
correspondent of the New York Post,
writing on the 13th announces the completion of the "Virginia
," a new ship for the "rebels, " and howls loudly over the conduct of the British Government
He says Wm C. Miller
, the chief surveyor
of British shipping, does not hesitate to avow his sympathies with the Confederates
We make an extract from the letter:
On the corner of the elegant open square formed by the Town Hall
and the Exchange buildings
is a long and elegant edifice of Caonstone, erected a few years ago; and in the upper story are the rooms of the Southern Club
A door covered with green baize, and bearing on ground glass the name of the association, gives ingress, but only to the favored members or those recommended by them.
To all others an inflexible Cerberus
, who sits at the desk just inside the door, refuses admission on any terms.
This door opens into the reading-room, a comfortable apartment furnished with leather-covered sofas, with easy chairs, with tables and newspaper files, and ornamented with a portrait of Jeff Davis
and two little Confederate flags.
Other rooms are used for cooking and dining, and present little worthy of notice.
An effort is making in Manchester
to establish a Southern Club, and W. E. Stutter
, the "Honorable Secretary
," informs gentlemen desirous of enrolling themselves as members that "they can obtain their cards on application at the office, 71 Market street, from nine to six daily." This Stutter is a man of little influence and Manchester
is not nearly as good soil for secession and pro slavery weeds as Liverpool
The detention by the British Government
of the alleged Confederate privateer Alexandria
(whose name is a very unwelcome compliment to the Princess
) has drawn considerable attention to that vessel as she lies at Toxeth dock, the last westward of the many docks which fringe the Mersey
at this place.
As yet the Alexandria
does not look very formidable.
She is not large, but is intended for speed; and though to all appearance wooden, is cased within with iron.
The masts are raised, and the deck is laid.
But here the work has been stopped, and, instead of noisy shipwrights, only a sedate custom-house officer sits on board and prevents the curious from intruding; yet many come to the dock to see the Alexandria
lying gracefully in the water.
The workmen lately employed on the vessel are naturally indignant at the Government
injunction which by interfering with the progress of the ship, has thrown two hundred men out of work.
They declared that the South
only needs two or three such strong, swift little steamers, to destroy the whole Federal navy.
Yet these same men would be entirely on the other side if employed on a Federal vessel.
The fact is, that Liverpool
ship-builders and workmen will — very much like people all over the world — be on the side of him who pays them best.
's celebrated dock at Birkenhead
, two Confederate iron clads are approaching completion, and can be readily seen from the ferry boats which cross the Mersey
They are building under the superintendence of Capt. Bullock
The famous pirate Sumter
, now the Gibraltar — has been lying for some time past at Birkenhead
, undergoing repairs.
, by the way was detained through the instance of Consul Dudley
who furnished Mr. Adams
with necessary evidence to make out a strong case to the British Government
The arrival of Mr. Evarts
is noticed favorably in all the papers, and under the wall known principle that two heads are better than one, it is expected that he and Mr. Adams
will be quite able to avoid further complications with the British Government
The war feeling, quite rampant here a week ago, has blown over, and a good Federal victory would still further turn the tide in our favor else-where in England
, if not in Liverpool
To day the merchants of Liverpool
, with but few exceptions, are hearty sympathizers with Jeff. Davis
and his navy of pirates.
In no other place in England
is this feeling so openly expressed.
& Co., No. 10 Welford Place, are notoriously a rebel firm.
Yet they know how to make a good thing out of their Confederate friends, for when the Confederate
loan was at a premium, a few weeks ago, they prudently sold out their bonds, making as nice a speculation as ever gladdened the heart of a Wall street broker.
is also a Confederate agent.
Thomas Bold is a shipper of Liverpool
whose name loyal Americans
He it was who built the Virginia
as a Confederate pirate, Lieut. Maury
furnishing the funds.
& Co., of 28 Chappell street, recruited the crew from the Seamen
's Home, telling them they were wanted for a trading vessel bound for Singapore
, of Dumbarton
, had a good deal to do with this pirate, which carries nine new guns.
When off the north coast of France
, (for that is the name under which she cleared for Singapore
,) received ammunition and arms brought her by the British steamer Atar
, and her crew were informed of her piratical object and the Confederate
Twenty-seven of the men refused to sign the articles, and were taken back to England
by the Atar, while those who consented to serve received £10 bounty and £1 a month extra wages.
The articles were for three years or during the war with the United States
The crew were provided with a sort of blue uniform.
, our Consul at Glasgow
, had notified Mr Adams
of his suspicious in regard to the Japan
, but the British Government
refused to take any measure to stop her without positive proof.
After she had escaped the Secessionists here at once started a lying tale involving Mr. Dudley
, the American Consul
, charging him with having telegraphed the information unintelligibly to our Legation at London
; but this was far from the truth, for it was Mr. Underwood
, and not Mr. Dudley
, who telegraphed, and the latter was with Mr. Adams
when the dispatch — perfectly correct and intelligible — arrived.
Yet the false story was sent over the Atlantic
and carefully circulated by such papers as the Liverpool Mercury.