Oxford wil! confer the degree of D. C. L. on Lord Dufferin, Hon. Wm. Henry Smith, and Ivan Tourguenefï, the Kussian novelist. Mr. O. J. Itoot, a well-known citizen of Lansing, died Saturday of consumption, aged 32 The Hev. Itobert Collyer, of Chicago, bas been called to the Church of the Messiah New York. Mr. Bancroft, the historian, is reported to be in poor hcnlth, thuugh he keeps up bis horseback exercise. Blanqui, the French communist, has been pardoned. licv. M. W. Darling, ex-professor of öreek In Albiun college, has accepted a cali to preach at Elkhart, Indiana. Prof. Watson f the University leavcs in about two weeks and will bo Bucceeded by Prof. Barrington. Miss Clara Louise Kellogg and her mother have arrived in London, and taken apartments in a fashionable square in the West End. Miss Lee, daughter of the late Gen. K. E. Lee, who has been in Kïirope two or three years, is soon to be married to a prominent Knglish merchant of Birmingham. Víctor Hugo, Edmond About, Alexandre Dumas, Ivan Tourguenieff, Castelar, Belot, Zola, Mendcs Leal, together with upwards of two hundred known men of letters from France, Germany, ltaly, Austria, Spain, Belgium, even from the Brazils and San Salvador, are to hold a congress on authors' rjghts next month at London. The committec to wait upon the Rev. Dr. Harris at Chicago, and notify him of his election as Bishop of the Detroit Diocese, performr ed that duty Tuesday. Dr. Harris Baid he would give them his decisión in a few days. Chicago Tribune: Mr. Vanderbilt's income is over $1,000 an hour- which is more tlian some oí ua mako in a ■whole day.