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TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES.

FROM THE BOSTON HERALD.

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

The town hall in East St. Louis was burned Sunday morning.

The excise law in Brooklyn was rigidly enforced yesterday.

There was a $11,000 fire at the Boston Highlands Sunday morning.

By an explosion in a coal mine at Leoben in Styria 150 persons were killed.

The governor of Paris has been elected a senator for the department of Eure.

Lane, '83, has been elected a director of Memorial Hall, vice Butler, resigned.

Tickets for the memorial exercises of Gen. Garfield are selling at $25 apiece.

President Robinson of Brown University preached in the College Chapel yesterday.

Solomon Bros., grocers, at Savannah, Ga., were burned out yesterday. Loss, $90,000.

It is not known yet whether Conkling will accept the nomination for the supreme bench.

The trial of the Nihilists charged with murdering the emperor is now going on in St. Petersburg.

Three Harvard professors - Holmes, Shaler and Trowbridge - are contributors to the March Atlantic.

Dr. Casper R. Gregory, professor of rhetoric in Lincoln University, Chester County, Pa., died yesterday.

The smoking cars appear today. The first one leaves Harvard square at 6.39, and then every half-hour.

At the Pennsylvania Dental College commencement at Philadelphia, Saturday, there were 50 graduates.

Lieut. Danenhauer, one of the survivers of the Jeannette, is unable to start for home, on account of an affection of the eyes.

A shock of an earthquake was felt at Murray Bay, Quebec, last night, lasting three or four seconds. No damage was done.

Hon. Robert H. Pruyn, formerly minister to Japan under President Lincoln, died suddenly at Albany, N. Y., yesterday afternoon.

The President has signed the joint resolution appropriating $100,000 for the relief of the sufferers by the recent floods in the West.

It is stated positively that, when Secretary Kirkwood retires from the interior department, ex-Attorney-Gen. Taft will take his place.

Prof. Samuel Jackson, of Chester, Pa., and Charles W. Van Horne, his assistant, who were arrested last week, have been released on bail.

It is reported that Mr. Gladstone has determined to resign, on account of the action of the House of Lords concerning an investigation of the land act operations.

A six-days walking match was begun in New York at 12 o'clock last night. Hart of Boston deposited his entrance fee of $1000 at the last moment, and was allowed to enter. It is expected that this race will be the greatest on record, as four of the contestants have beaten Rowell's time. Many thousand people witnessed the start.

At the trial of the Williston Seminary students at Northampton Saturday, D. T. Pratt, Elmira, N. Y., confessed the whole story about the kidnapping of Oliver B. Dueing, with the consent of his assistants. As a result, he, William T. Hitchcock of Youngstown, O., and W. Cook Belknap of Newburg, N. Y., were held in $1000 to the June Superior Court. Judson S. Dutcher of Ellenville, N. Y., and Samuel M. Bevin of Easthampton, were discharged on that charge, but held in $1000 each on another hazing case. Twenty-two students are held in $100 each to appear as witnesses. Three of the boys implicated in the Dueing scrape have left the country - W. S. Judson, J. W. Anable and H. P. Perrine.

THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 27, 1882, 1 A. M. For New England, slighly warmer, fair weather; southwesterly winds; stationary or lower pressure.

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