TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES.

FROM THE BOSTON HERALD.

Anthony Trollope is seriously ill.

Dion Boucicault will soon sail for New York with a new play, a version of "Don Quixote."

Spain came into possession of a princess yesterday. The child will be baptised Wednesday, and called Isabel.

A daring but unsuccessful attempt to murder Judge Lawson of Dublin, Ireland, was made Saturday evening.

The Boston Press Club held its annual dinner Saturday night. Gen. Butler was one of the guests and addressed the assemblage.

The superintendent of the census is attempting to prepare a compendium of the census of 1880, to present to Congress during the coming session.

A despatch says that John L. Sullivan has signified his intention of accepting Tom Allen's challenge to fight for $2500 a side. The agreement will be signed on the 20th.

Alfred Tennyson's new prose play was produced in London Saturday, at the Globe Theatre, before a brilliant audience, and proved a decided failure. The name of the play is "A Promise of May."

A number of merchants of St. Louis held a meeting Saturday evening, and took the preliminary steps to organize a freight bureau and of influencing railroads in the matter of cheap and uniform freight rates.

THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 13, 1. A. M. For New England, cloudy weather, with light rains, variable winds, shifting to colder northeasterly, stationary or higher pressure.