United States Minister Christiancy had 'arrived in Peru, and wouïd soon be formally received by tbe President, minister Gibbs had presented bis letter of recall. A London dispatch on Wednesday Bays: Hanlan will take a fortnigbt's rest before preparing for the match with EUiott, on the lGth of June. Elliott is in strong work, and rarely misses going over the entire conree at top pressure once a day. Two to one on Hanlan is freely offered, with no takers beyond small amounts. The first party of 300 out of 2,000 persons arrested in Moscow during the Winter have started for Siberia. Nine thousand persons arrested in other towns will pass through Moscow during the summer. The metropolitan Board of Works of London af ter a recent experiment on the Thames embankment, report that electricity costs 24' pence per hour per lamp more than the best gas giving an equal light. Tbe report declares that the defects connected with electric lighting must prevent its general adoption. Intelligence has been received f rom Tin is that a disease with terrible mortality is raging in ten villages in the Caucasus. A solemn procession 01 holy pictures has been held in the district of Gari, and prayers are offered for the preservation of the inhabitants. ihe political murders in llussia have been recentlj' contined to the provincefi. The stringent measures adopted against them seem to have cowed the conspirators in St. Petersburg. TIn Czar has decreed that prisoners tricd by court-martial must be doomrd or acquitted within 24 hours from the time they ai e pronounced. At the consistory held in Rome Monday the Pope appointed five cardinal priests and three cardinal deacons. Among the new cardinals are Kev. John Henry Newman, of Kngland, and Rev. Dr Herzenroether.