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TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES.

FROM THE BOSTON HERALD AND ADVERTISER.

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The House adjourned out of respect to the late Congressman Orth.

It is reported from Berlin that the relations between Germany and Russia are very mysterious and unsatisfactory.

Mr. James R. Keene gave his views of "corners" in general before the Senate investigating committee in New York yesterday.

In the Senate yesterday the bill to amend the act for repealing discriminating duties on goods produced east of the Cape of Good Hope was passed.

The United States Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision affirming the constitutionality of the law under which General N. M. Curtis was convicted.

The army appropriation bill has been completed and will probably be presented to Congress today. It appropriates in round numbers $23,000.000 - $1,600,000 less than for the current year.

George J. Rice, ex-president of the Utica, Ithaca & Elmira Railroad Company, has been held in $20,000 bonds to answer to the charges of fraudulent hypothecation of stock and for forgery and larceny.

The Secretary of the Treasury announced yesterday that the three months' interest due February 1, 1883, on the bonds embraced in the 119th call, will be paid by checks forwarded to the registered owners in the usual manner.

The United States Court for the district of New York yesterday issued an order making the warehouse receipts in the Turkish arms claims case negotiable.

A thousand persons witnessed the bicycle races at the Institute Fair building last night. The ten-mile professional race between Prince and Frye was won by the former in 32m. 44 1/8s.

In the House a resolution was offered and referred declaring that if any action be taken on the reduction of the tobacco tax it be accompanied by a provision granting a rebate on broken packages in the hands of dealers and manufacturers.

THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 19, 1. A. M. For New England, fair weather, northerly to easterly winds, rising, followed by falling barometer, slight fall, followed by rising temperature.

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