Piphtheria is ragicg terribly in RussLa. Ie une placee it is reported that all chïïdren uu der ten years of age have died witb it. in l)uLfy is determined not to re-entei politics. Hm appointment is ordered of Bussiancum missioners to consider the Jewish (ueition iu places wtiere the Jews predomínate. Tbe meeting of the Irish national league ition began at Dublin oa the 15th, wttb iboat 1,(j00 delegates preeent. Parnell made the speech of the occasion. Grn. IguatiefT bas been appointed Ruseiar niiuister of foreign affaire. In the MethoiJis; conference at London a resoiation was unanimously adoptd protest mg against aoj sjretem of tate regulatiou o UlrBOCÚll A hot figtit betwe#n the Frencli anil Ar 1it 'grin is reponed, in which the former losi seven killed and lSwonnded. Tbelriab league iuetin at Duv!in clnswi m the 17th, after a lively Fesiou. l'arnell ia aiakiug a speech said tbat if tii liovernmtLl lid not release the "'suspects" there would D 'tu 't work," and used ahusive language towaide theQueen. A reeolution was a: lirecting Parueü and O"Connor to c;o to Amer is winter to place Irish aflairs properlj bifore the American people. The troubles in north África appear more mu more strious. The Frencta win nominal rictoriea in tlieir contesta with the Arabs, but uo decisive batUes are fought and the bands of „mts are not checked in their maraudns. The Fregident's Bpeech at the opening of the Mex.ew Congres coneratalates the nation on ie pean and prnsperity enjoyed, says friendlj relations exist with all foreign countries, ano rcfers to the wounding of President (iarfield is a deplorable misfortune. There ha been great deetniction by locustf in Vecezufela, and now there is a severe ilroagh'. The distress is Tery great, and tht aitives are desperate. In Italy the crops of wheat and maize are scaiity and tbe orange, lemon and olive cr'J tn no better. Tobacco is also below thti nvrage. Potatoes, flax and bemp yieM well i'ni thti ?intage and rice erop promises wellJ ■To relieve the dis'.ress from peor harrests inl Kuuie districts the govcrument will takel Hraasures to aSord emplojment for tbe suf I ■rei eis.