A futile attempt to assassinate the Sultan of Turkey was made on Sunday.
Forty-one lives have been lost by the floods in the vicinity of Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Secretary Chandler has decided to close four navy-yards on the 31st of next March.
The President will give a dinner to the members of the diplomatic corps on Wednesday evening the 24th inst.
It is rumored that additional arrests in connection with the Jersey City Bank embezzlements will soon be made.
In is now estimated that the loss of life by the Milwaukee fire will aggregate eighty-one, and possibly one hundred.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Company has recovered $83,333 33 of the government for carrying the United States mails on the line to China several years ago.
United States Senator Saulsbury was nominated for re-election by the Delaware Democrats yesterday, and the Democrats of Illinois nominated Ex-Governor John M. Palmer as their candidate for the Senate.
THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 16, 1. A. M. For New England, fair weather, followed by increasing cloudiness, westerly winds, generally shifting to southerly, stationary or higher temperature.
One of the Huddys murderers was hanged at Galway, Ireland, yesterday.