The rush for office is very great at Washington.
Small-pox is becoming a serious scourge in some parts of the country.
The coroner's jury has begun to investigate the broken bridge at Cole's Corner.
Forty persons were injured by a panic in a church at Quincy, III., during a funeral.
There is bad feeling in the House of Representatives over the assignmente on committees.
A proposition has been made for the consolidation of the Pullman and Wagner sleeping-car companies.
The President has been asked by the House to open negotiations for a commercial treaty with Mexico.
Guiteau will probably be removed from court during the argument. No more visitors will be allowed to see him.
There was a terrific explosion yesterday of five hundred kegs of powder at Oskaloosa, Ia., by which three lives were lost and much damage done.
A Gloucester fishing schooner has picked up some ship wrecked men from a Nova Scotia vessel, who have suffered terrible privations from hunger and cold.
Gen. Grant has reviewed the case of Gen. Porter and declares his services were faithful and efficient. Gen. Terry also acknowledges that a wrong has been done.
THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 6, 1882 - 1 A.M. For New England and the Middle States, cloudy weather and light snow or rain, easterly to southerly winds, falling barometer, low but rising temperature.