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A reprieve is urged for Dr. Lamson on the ground of insanity.

The House yesterday considered the bill to incorporate the Garfield Hospital.

Gen. Butler declines to argue the Guiteau case before the court in general term.

Today Prof. Henry Elliot gives expert testimony before the House as to the needs and condition of Alaska.

The Senate passed yesterday a bill granting a pension of $5000 a year each to Mrs. Garfield, Mrs. Polk and Mrs. Tyler.

Fears are entertained of an outbreak of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians, two of the fiercest tribes in the West.

This evening President Arthur will hold his first public reception, from 8 to 10 o'clock. He will be assisted by Gen. and Mrs. Grant and some other friends.

The London Times, commenting on the approaching completion of five American monitors, says: "America owes it to her honor and greatness to possess a fleet which shall be more than a phantom."

The Senate yesterday passed a bill to continue the publication of the American archives, continuing the compilation and publication of historical manuscripts of the revolution, which work was suspended about the time of the late war.

The Secretary of the Treasury has received information that the investigation into the opium smuggling operations recently detected in San Francisco develops a scandalous conspiracy to defraud the government on the part of certain city and federal officers.

Judge-Advocate-General Swaim made his report on the case of Sergt. Mason to the Secretary of War yesterday afternoon, in which he holds that the sentence of the court-martial is invalid, by reason of certain irregularities and informalities in the proceedings of the court.

Canon Fleming, preaching at Westminster Abbey Sunday evening, said: "There are now many objects of common interest which make America and England one in friendship and sympathy, that Longfellow's death will be as sincerely mourned here as it is in the United States."

At a meeting of the trustees of Colby University at Waterville last night, Rev. Geo. D. B. Pepper, D. D., was unanimously elected president in place of Rev. Dr. J. H. Robins, who is obliged to resign on account of ill-health. Dr. Pepper is a graduate of Amherst, 1857, and Newton Theological Seminary 1860.

THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., March 28, 1882 - 1 A. M. For New England, rain, followed by cooler, clearing weather, northwest to southwest winds, slight fall, followed by rising barometer.

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