FROM THE BOSTON HERALD AND ADVERTISER.
Ex-Congressman Charles B. Sedgwick of Syracuse, N. Y., died yesterday, aged 68 years.
The feeling of uneasiness and disquiet still prevails in France, and a sweeping change in the ministry is soon expected.
A rumor that the Western Union and Mutual Union Telegraph companies are about to consolidate is believed to be false.
The steamer Kenmore Castle foundered in the Bay of Biscay on the 2d inst., and the captain and some of the crew were lost.
The Hamlin University, situated midway between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, was destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss $65,000.
Owing to heavy rains along the Ohio valley the Ohio river is rapidly rising and overflowing its banks. It is already eight inches above the danger line, and many towns are inundated and much property destroyed.
Ex-Mayors Hall, Ely, Grace, Cooper and Wickham, General Grant, Ex-Senator Conkling, William H. Vanderbilt and Jay Gould have been summoned as a coroner's jury in the case of Geo. Mahan, who killed a fellow-patient in the Bellevue Hospital, New York, last Sunday.
THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 8, 1. A. M. For New England, fair weather, slightly colder northwest to southwest winds, rising followed by falling barometer.