Fears are entertained that the freight steamship Africa, of Carr's Hamburg line, has been lost, with all on board.
Judge Wylie informed the foreman of the star-route jury yesterday that the trial was nearer an end than he might suppose.
Base-ball games yesterday: At New York - Providence, 11; New Yorks, 3. At Philadelphia - Bostons, 11; Philadelphias, 10. At College Hill - Bowdoins, 9; Tufts, 8.
The tanners' strike at Pittsburg, Pa., has collapsed. All the best men have returned to work at the reduction, and the places of inferior men have been filled by new men.
The New York Senate has passed a bill authorizing the governor to appoint a State civil service commission of three, not more than two to be out of the same political party.
THE WEATHER.WASHINGTON, D. C., May 5, 1883, 1 A. M. For New England, partly cloudy weather, with local rains, southeast, veering to southwest, winds; stationary or higher temperature, lower pressure.