HALIFAX, May 14.
The Niagara, Capt. Stone, from Liverpool and Queenstown 4th, arrived this evening.
GREAT BRITAIN. – Vague rumors of the threatened intervention in America continue in circulation, and the dullness and decline in cotton is attributed to them.
The Paris correspondent of the Daily News, writing on the 1st, says it is positively stated to-day in official circles, that the French and English Ministers at Washington have received identical instructions to attempt a moral intervention, exclusive of any idea of forcible intervention, in the hope of putting an end to the war.
The Paris correspondent of the Independence Belge reiterates the statement relative to the contemplated intervention of France and England for re-establishment in the most absolute manner, and has reason to believe the project will soon be made known officially to the public. It is said certain conditions will be imposed on the South, having for its object the gradual emancipation of the slaves.
The Times publishes a letter from Mr. Russell, explaining the difficulties thrown in his way by Secretary Stanton when he sought to visit the British Man-of-war. He says the difficulties amounted to prohibition, and thinks Secretary Stanton would order away the Rinaldo if be. Russell Further says: “In conclusion, I may be permitted to add that I have received assurances that Gen. McClellan has expressed himself strongly, in reference to Secretary Stanton’s conduct to himself in the matters, and that he and his staff have been kind enough to declare to my friends how deeply they regret my absence from their command.”
On the 2d, Sir G. C. Lewis said the House could soon have ample opportunity to discuss the question of defences, as it would be his duty shortly to ask leave to bring in a bill for another loan for national defences.
Mr. Maguire called attention to the distress in the common manufacturing districts, and reported deaths from starvation in Ireland. He asked what the Government intended doing.
Sir Robert Pool admitted that distress did exist to some extent, but the accounts were greatly exaggerated.
The Times says that England has withdrawn her stake in the military part of Mexican enterprise, and will get redress for the past and guarantees for the future.
Italians in Paris believe that Rome will be occupied soon by Piedmontese troops.
The Paris Constitutionel asserts that the re-call of Gen. Guyon won’t change French policy in Rome.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 16, 1862, p. 2