Senator Ferry is critically ill in Washington.

A daughter was born to the Duchess of Albany at Windsor Castle yesterday.

An exciting struggle is expected to occur in Congress today on the tariff question.

Mr. John W. Foster of Indiana has been appointed United States Minister to Spain.

The resignation of Lieutenant-Commander Gorringe has been accepted by the President.

The United States Senate on Saturday passed the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill.

The funeral of Dr. Paul A. Chadbourne was held at Amherst yesterday, and addresses were made by Rev. Mr. Emerson and Prof. Griffin.

It is reported that more startling disclosures respecting the Irish conspiracy will soon be made, and that six of the prisoners who have just been sent to prison are willing to become informers.

The steamship Glamorgan of the Warren line of Boston was wrecked in mid-ocean on the 16th inst., her captain, second officer and five other persons being lost. Forty-four of the crew were rescued by the steamer republic and arrived in New York Saturday.

THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 26, 1883, 1 A. M. For New England, fair weather, slightly colder, northwesterly winds, higher barometer.