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A Swedish mail steamer sunk in Calmar Sound - 15 lives were lost.

Rossi, in company with the Italian minister, called upon President Arthur yesterday.

The railroad war in New York still continues lively, although there is much talk of a settlement.

Snow fell in the southern counties of California yesterday, an almost unprecedented occurrence.

A large fire, involving a loss of about $1,000000, occurred at Galveston, Texas, yesterday afternoon.

Trickett, the oarsman, is trying to make arrangements to row Hanlan after the latter's race with Boyd.

President Arthur's son and daughter, who are in Washington, will return to New York next Monday.

Gen. Grant has been besieged by hundreds of office-seekers, and on account of them has been compelled to give up his intended visit to Washington.

The case of the students of Madison University against authorities of the college in regard to some extra charges, has been decided against the students.

Scarlet fever prevails to an alarming extent at Buffalo, N. Y. In one school fifty pupils are down with it.

The annual reunion of the Williams College alumni will be held at the Parker House, Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5 P. M.

Two hundred families have been driven from their houses in Nashville, Tenn., by the overflow of the Cumberland river.

THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 14, 1882 - 1 A. M. For New England, light snow, followed by partly cloudy weather, westerly winds, rising barometer, slight rise followed by lower temperature.