The steamship Africa
, with dates from Liverpool
to the 23d, arrived at Halifax
on the 1st inst. The following is a summary of the news.
The Army and Navy Gazette
It is gratifying to know that the Government
is not blind to the danger of difficulties with America
, nor is it indifferent to the perils of a rupture, which we trust the good sense of all respectable Americans
will aid us in averting.
The same journal adds:
It is with no wish to flatter the great republican tyranny which is now raising its head on the North American
continent that we again record our conviction of the ultimate success of the military means the North
has set to work to crush the heroic efforts of the South
If Gen. Lee
is now able to give one knockdown blow to the Federals
and seize Washington
, or even if he should rout the Army of the Potomac, the effect will be so great that another year will be gained, and with it who knows what gain, may be obtained for the Confederates
But should Gen. Lee
remain inactive, or permit the Federal
armies to sweep around into his rear — to flood the Confederacy
and overlap all his communications — Richmond
may become a mere capet morturn,
and the South
and all be lost.
The London Globe
regards peace as still distant, but the issue not doubtful.
It says that the South
may be mangled and exhausted, but must win in the end, temporary defeats to the contrary notwithstanding.
The Confederate loan on the 21st of August rallied one per cent., closing at 26a28.
The German Congress still continues in session.
persists in refusing to attend it.
The United States Consul at Frankfort
had displayed the Mexican
of that city, explains that it was in pursuance of an arrangement by which, in case of the overthrow of Republican authority in Mexico
, President Lincoln
would allow Mexico
to be represented in foreign countries by agents of the Washington Government
refers to the fact that, in March last, Secretary Seward
declared that President Lincoln
and his Cabinet would never tolerate a monarchical Government in Mexico
, and it anticipates an immediate war if the Emperor
does not confine himself to the demand for indemnity and leave Mexico
Nothing is known of the movements of the rebel privateer Florida
since she was last seen off Tusear, on the evening of the 20th of August. Speculations have been afloat as to the object of the Florida
's visit to British waters.
One report is that it was for the purpose of taking on board Mr. Mason
, who is about returning to the South
, it is announced, had gone to Ireland
on a visit to Earl Donoughmore.
It was announced by the last steamer that the ship Eagle
had arrived at Liverpool
, from Bermuda
, with the silver bars taken out of the American ship B. F. Hoxie
by the Florida
The Shipping Gazette
says it is reported that the silver bars will be restored to the original consignees.
The silver was shipped by an English house, insured in London
to the full amount.
It is also stated that the commander of the Florida
, on hearing of this act, resolved to restore it to the rightful owners.
The London Times
, of the 22d of August, publishes long extracts from the correspondence between the Governments of England
, touching restrictions on trade between the Northern
ports of the United States
and the Bahamas.