The steamship America
has arrived at New York with English dates of the 22d ult., two days later.
The news in not important.
It was expected that the English Parliament would be prorogated on the 28th ult. In the House of Commons, on the 29th, a motive by Mr. Horseman
, looking to active interference in the Polish question by England
, was withdrawn.
It is generally thought that the server of the Russian Government
to the notes of the three powers upon the Polish question to act considered satisfactory.
It is stated in the French
papers that the reply is being examined by the three powers, and that it in the positive intention of the three powers to agree upon the means of settling in a definite manner as serious a question.
The reply while act declining the conference, represents is on superfluous; and while the entering upon the intaintive course suggested by the three powers to declined, the promulgation of a full and complete amounts in favor of the Polan in promised.
A dispatch from with the reply, will Western powers for the common purpose.
taken place between the and the forces, with varying fortunes.
The London Times
has an editorial on the result of Gettysburg
, and concludes that while the North
can never be successful in the South
, the South
, on the other hand, can never fight successfully on Northern soil It thinks fighting will never and the war, even "if the 300,000 troops called for by the Northern
conscription are enrolled, armed, and slaughtered in another two years of miserable conflict." It adds:
The Cabinet at Washington
are not equal to the task.
Every crisis of affairs seems as elicit additional proofs that they are in every respect until to feat with the events passing around them.
The gleam of success which has fallen on the Federal
arms in the surrender of Vicksburg
and the incidents of the second Maryland campaign have exhibited the President
and his chief ministers in a manner almost pitiable.
With their country tern asunder, and its soil reeking with blood, they only find a voice to make poor and flippant election speeches.
When "serenaded," as a popular congratulation on the fall of Vicksburg
, the President
made an address to the crowd that "not even the friendly reports could invest with dignity."--The Secretary of War
"claimed the merits of retaining General Grant
in command, and consequently of the victory achieved." He turned the event to a crimination of some of his colleagues and a glorifying of himself.
made a party triumph over the advocates of peace by a small anear at the "Copperheads." And Mr. Seward
crowned the wretched display by something that we record, but will not here repeal, for it was simply blasphemes.
That men in such positions could so express themselves at such a time is a deplorable illustration of the degeneracy of American rulers.
In another article, which appears in the impression of the 21st, it says it can see termination of the war at present in view, and goes on.
Let us look to what has just happened.
On the 4th, so it is said, Vicksburg
surrendered, its desperate condition having probably been known some days before.
On the same day Lee
was found to have commenced his retreat from Gettysburg
back into Virginia
On the same day the Confederate Vice President
, with a commissioner, came down the James river
with a flag of truce, bearing letters from President Davis
to President Lincoln
, and wish deliver them in person.
some hesitation, was refused,
and that in a way which implied that the Federal Government
would not communicate with the Confederate
, unless the subject of the communication was known before the envoys were even admitted within the Federal
lines New, it is not too much to say that at the time the Federal Government
returned this answer to a request which could only be of a tendency, they had just been relieved of the worst of their fears with regard to the two most critical points of the war, even though they might not know the whole.
They were just in that very mood of reinstated confidence and credit which English observers are very to think the most favorable for peace.
Such an incident casts an ominous shadow on the prospects of this war. Whether the Federal
are ever beaten into peace or act, it is evident they will never be softened into kindness by success.
The least advantage, however dearly purchased, and be it ever so trifling in the great balance of war, brings them to the balcony, and sends them to "the God of Battles" and "sternal justice of their cause" When this is all that victory, all that religion teaches them, we may reasonably ask when will they ever condescend to be reasonable and wise. * * * *
"Aut Cœsar, out nikil,
" is the real secret of the Federal
obstinacy; and, since it must be so, since America
will play that gams, and we cannot but feel we are ourselves included in the stake, and are humble counters on the board, we have no alternative but to acquaint in this great and unexpected confusion of American tongued.
The Confederate loan in London
was quoted at 3½a4 per cent discount.