FROM THE BOSTON HERALD.
Gen. Skobeleff in St. Petersburg has received many threatening letters from Germans.
The levee of the Mississippi above Helena, Ark., has broken, and the situation is very alarming.
The second annual meeting and dinner of the Amherst alumni of New York took place at Delmonico's last evening. Officers were elected for the ensuing year.
The international hurdle race at Croydon yesterday was won by Glenluce, with Ancient Pistol second and Theophrastus third. Eight ran, including Mr. Walton's Sutler.
In the House of Lords, London, yesterday, a bill introduced by the Earl of Redesdale, excluding atheists from both houses of Parliament, was read for the first time.
Charles Asplen, Rowell's trainer, will sail for England from New York on the Alaska, March 20. He will return next October or November to coach Rowell for another go-as-you-please race. Rowell remains in this country.
The race between Largan and Sylvie Gookin of Boston for $1000 a side was rowed over the Thames championship course yesterday. Mr. T. B. Whitefoot, editor of the London Sportsman, awarded the race to Largan on a foul which occurred just before Hammersmith bridge.
THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., March 8, 1882, 1 A. M. For New England, continued cold and fair weather during the day, with rising barometer, northerly to easterly winds, followed by cloudy weather and snow and falling barometer during Wednesday night and Thursday morning.