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saturday evening. january 1.
The gazette is now the oldest paper iu
the State, and with few exceptions the old?
est iu the country, aud its usefulness hes
been demonstrated aud appreciated during
the eighty seven y e a bs of it? existence. In
its columns has always been found a mirror
of passing events, and the careful chroni?
cling of the history of what is going on in the
world has ever been its aim. It is always
welcomed in the household, while in the
counting room and workshop it has become
The Gazette has better facilities for ob?
taining news than any paper outside of the
natioual capital. Situated as it is so close
to the great centre of news, it enjoys daily
the benefit of the Associated Press dis?
patches from every part of the world ; hence
its patrons can read from its columns in the
evening what has transpired that day in
every portion of our own domain as well as
from everj- part of the habitable globe.
Consequently it is an every day occurrence
for the gazette to publish telegrams from
the various European capitals twelve aud
fifteen hours earlier than the morning pa?
Another feat uro that serves to make the
Gazette a great desideratum with mer?
chants i3 its afternoon market reports from
New York, Baltimore, Chicago and other
Correspondence from Washington, Rich?
mond aud every section of theState, is pub?
lished regularly, and all events of interest
oceurriug within the bounds of the Com?
monwealth are to be found in the columns
of the Gazette.
The local department furnishes a full and
complete history of every tiling that occurs
in and near the city, and this feature will,
as ever, receive careful atti ntion.
The Gazette's circulation is steadily in?
creasing, especially among people w ho con
Milt itB advertising column-* before purchas?
ing. That I his is self-evident may be infer?
red from the fact that a largo country edi
tiou?nearly as largo as the daily--is sent
all over this section ol country thrie times
a week, and is read bv thousand*, most ol
whom send here or to contiguous cities to
make purchases. The advantages of ad?
vertising in the Gazette are, then fore, ap?
bats of subscription.
Daily Gazette, per am.um, ? - - $6 00
Tri-weekly Gazette, for country, - 4 00
Mb. Massky ox the Debt.?Lt.-Go v. J.
E. Massey has written a letter in which he
ezpresses tlte opiuion that an extra session
of the Legislature is necessary, and should
he called by the Governor,but dissents from
the idea that "it. would be well for Mr. Bar
hour to call a meeting of tiie democratic
Slate central committee to settle upon the
policy of the party with respect to this mat?
ter." He says the Governor ought not tobe
controlled by partisan considerations or
motives in his action upon so important a
matter,allecting all the people ol the Slate,
and that the action of any party, through its
leaders, would place him iu an embarrass?
Iu reply to the question, "What can the
Legislature do with regard to the public
debt?" Mr. Slassey gives the following
answer: "1. Pass a bill prohibiting the fund?
ing, under the liiddleberger bill, of any
bond from which the coupon, which
matures July 1, 18S7, has been detached, i!
Propose au amendment to the constitution,
to be submitted to the ntxt Legislature,
providing tbat no future legislation shall,
after the adoption of said amendment, make
any provision for the payment of any bond
which has not been founded under tho Kid
dlel>er<;er bill, except those held by schools
and colleges. :*>, Transfer, with some few
necessary ?xceptions, the assessment and
collections of revenue to the counties and
cities of the Commonwealth. The thought
of offering, receiving or considering any
other terms of settlement than those con?
tained in the Riddleberger bill should not
be entertained for a moment."
Died at a Wedding.?-Miss Katharine
Bergen, of Peterson, N. J., wont to New
York on Wednesday to attend a wedding.
The wedding took place at"4 o'clock. After
^nLuc ceremony Miss Bergen complaiued of
noV feeling well, aud spoke about a sense of
dizzinfess in the head. A moment afterward
&he complained to a friend of sharp pains
iu the region of the heart. She was grow?
ing deathly pale, and her friends hurried
her from the church to a drug store. Dr.
James W. Smith, who was engaged to Miss
Bergen, was aic-o present at the wedding.
O.her physicians were called, but Miss.Ber?
gen shortly afterward died of heart disease.
Tlie Century Magazine, for January, has
been received fr? m its publishers, the Cen?
tury company, New York. Its coutentsare :
French Sculptor., by W.O. Brownell ; Com?
ets and Meteor?, by Prof. 8. P. Langley ;
Carauero. bv George W. Cable ; Abraham
Lincoln, by John C. Nicolay aud John Hay:
The Hundredth Man, by F. R. Stockton ; j
Coquelin. by Henry James ; Fencing and
the New York Fencers, by Henry Eckfoid
The Rolalite Strength and Weakness of j
Nations, by Edward Atkiuson ; The Wimpy
Adoptions, by R. M. Johuston : An Indian
Horso Race, by Lieut. C. E. S. Wood ;
George Baucrofc, by W. M. Sloane; The
Third dav at Gettysburg, by General H. W.
Hunt ; Pickett's Charge, by General E. P.
Alexander ; Memoranda on the Civil War ;
Topics of the Time ; Open Letters, Bric-A
Brac, and some poetry.
Fire broke out in the reserved enclosure
at People's Park, Madra?, India, yesterday,
v. here the annual f?ir was being held. A
panic ensued, and it is reported that several
hundred persons were burned or crushed to
The Gazette extend-; to its readeis the
compliments of the season, ami wi=bes each
and all many relurns cf the day, with
abundant prosperity nod happiness.
To-day toe Gazette enters upon its
eighty eighth volume. It has done what
i: eou'd i'.'r lb9 promotion of the good of the
community, tbe State and the country, and
will persevere iu its end?Javora iu tbe same
direction, while it shall plcaso (iod to con?
tinue us iu this stead.
The excommunication of tbe knights of
labor in Canada by tbe Catholic Cardinal
of that country, and tbe suspension of the
Catholic priest in New York for bis affilia?
tion with the knights there, 3how plainly
enough the course tue Catholic Church will
pursue toward that organization. Aud such
a course is iu accordance with the precepts
of the church. Cue of the chief character?
istics of the Catholic Church is its eminent
conservatism. It stands by the injunction
of its founder, to render unto Cterar the
tbingi that are Cteutr's. Aud it has good
reason to bo conservative, for in every ris?
ing against tbe existing order of things it is
the first object of attack, as in the case of
tbe murder of the Archbishop of Scotland
during I ho revolution in that country, and
of the murder of the Archbishop of Puris
during tho Commune. The Church is al?
ways the first and chief sufferer in all such
agitation?, and therefore from policy as well
as principle it is only natural that it should
not favor them.
To show that Mr. George, tbe especial
profes&ed friend of labor in this country, is
either insincere in his professions, or else
doesn't know what would really benefit la?
bor, it is only necessary to say that he is
opposed to an income tax. The chief ob?
ject of government in this country is the
protection of property, and yet, under the
existing taritr, as a poor man consumes as
much of the necessaries cf life as a rich one,
and as the former are many while the latter
are few, by far (he greater part of the ex?
pense of tbe government is thrown upou
the poor, who have no property to protect.
An income tax is the fairest and least op?
pressive one that can be imposed. It is
paid by those whose wealth is secured by
government, and who are able to pay it,
while all other men are striving, by every
means in their power, to include themselves
among its subjects.
Judging from tho expressed opinions of
many well informed gentlemen from differ?
ent parts of tbe State, as recently publish?
ed in the Gazette, it seem? thai tbe pre?
vailing impression among the State's well
wisbeis in that the present legislature is in
capable of settling the debt (luestiou, and
that therefore it would be best that there
; Bhculd be in? extra session. With the deci
r sion of the United states Supreme Court iu
i operation there can be no settlement of the
, debt except upon terms satisfactory to the
creditors, and as the majority of the legisla?
ture say they will stand by the Kiddleber
ger bill, which is not satisfactory, an exlra
1 session would only put tho State to a great
' ami totally unnecessary expense.
The new yeak commerced to-day. Uu
le-s it shall be unlike all its predecessors'it
will bring both good and ( vi 1 to all the sons
and daughters of men. Bui though much of a
man's condition depends upon destiny or
luck, a great, deal depends upon himself,
aud when the accounts of the year shall be
closed, it will bo found, as a general thing,
that the hopeful, industrious and economi?
cal have prospered, while the despondent,
the idle, and the extravagant have fallen
6ti!l further behind hand in the race of life.
Lai all then be up and stirring, ready and
anxious to sei/.a the good and avoid the evil
the womb cf tho year is certain to bring
Ex -Senator McDonald, of Iudiana,
wants to be re-elected to tho Senate. Ke
suys tbe civil service law should be repealed
at once. Mr. McDonald is a wise mau. He
knows what the democrats of bis State think
of the undemocratic humbug to which ho
YBIUa^S V NEWS.
An old building at Charlottesville known
as tbe "La Tellier HottiO," was burned
The total exports from Richmond for the
year of 1SSG amounted to$2,520,078, and the
value of imports for the same period was
Mr. Minor Owens, of King (.Jeorge coun?
ty, was accideutly shot by Mr. Mosby Dodd,
about ton days ago, while the two were hare
hunting. Sixty-eiglit shot took effect in Mr.
Owen's body, but tho wounds is not serious.
Christopher Birmingham, for 42 years au
employe at the Virginia Military Institute,
died iu Lexington, last week, aged S3 years,
lie plautrd with bis own hand every tree
now growing on the institute grounds, save
In a difficulty between two of tho King
George county poor-hous) inmate3 last j
week, Henry Lucas, a mulato, shot and
painfully wounded a deaf and dumb white
man named Green. Lucas has been lodged
in the county jail. One of Green's arms was
amputated, shortly after the shooting.
In Bedford county, Christmas day, some
boys tied a package of lighted fire crackers
to the tail of a ?log, near Professor H. H.
MeredithV; barn. The dog ran into the
barn and the fire crackers set fire to the
building. Tho building was burned, with
twenty live barrels of corn and forage, aud
tbe professor barely saved his cattle and
The Religion* Herald, of Richmond, re?
lates the following incident: "A pastor in a
State adjoinining this, preaching from a
text, 'Beware of Covetousnesa,' said : 'Last
Sunday night the collection iu this house
amounted to $1 SO, and the dollar was
thrown in by a Baptist brother from Rich?
mond, La., who happened to be here and
did not know any better. The other GOO of
you dropped in the SO cents.' " ?
Mr. Thos. H. Ciagett, of Leesburg, has re?
ceived a situation in the wholesale publish?
ing bouse of Lippincotl & Co., Philadelphia.
Mr. Clj-gett. though only 16 years of age, is
an energetic and popular young gentle?
XEWS OF Ti!E DiV.
There- were 10S divorces in Baltimore last
The number of deaths in Baltimore last
year was 8,339.
La i year 13,059 cattle were shipped from
Baltimore to Europe.
The number of business failures through?
out the country in 1SSG was 804 less than in
The British army of occupation is reported
to be within two miles of the great ruby
mines of Burmah.
The public debt statement to be issued
Monday will probably show a reduction in
the debt during the past month of a little
over eight million dollars.
S. 8. Men'mger & Son's agricultural works
at Empire City, Northampton county, Pa.,
together with live new dwellings, were de?
stroyed by lire yesterday. Loss about $45,
000; insurance $11,000.
The chief sigual officer at Washington
issued a bulletin at 12:10 this morning stat?
ing that the temperature will probably fall
fifteen or twenty degrees in the next twenty
four to thirty six hours.
Secretary Lamar is spending the holidays
at his home. The reports relative to bis im?
mediate marriage are idle surmises, but it is
true that he is engaged to the lady so often
named, but no time has yet been fixed for
fhe marriage ceremony.
Mr. J. W. Belt, clerk of the Prince
George's county court, states that several
families were rendered destitute by the lire
at Upper Marlboro, Md., on Thursday, uud
are in urgent need of assistance. Money
forwarded to Mr. Bell, at Upper Marlboro,
will be distributed by a committee to be ap?
pointed for the purpose.
Reports received in Charleston yester?
day from Suramerville, S. C, and Columbia
state that several earthquake shocks of a
rather mild character were felt in those
places between midnight and daybreak that
morning ; some persons claim to have felt
perceptible shocks at Charleston also. There
was considerable thunder prevailing there
between 4 and 6 o'clock yesterday moruiug,
with sharp artillery-like detonations, close?
ly resembling the familiar earthquake
Mr. Carter Harrison, one of the jurymen
in the Cluverius case, has addressed a letter
to Gov. Lee, appealing to him to reconsider
his official action declining to commute the
punishment of Ciuverius. Iu his letter Mr.
Harrison admits the authorship of the ap?
peal for commutation which was presented
to the Governor some week ago, signed by
himself and two fellow jurors, Messrs.
French and Sherwood. He says had he
alone beeu the man "to bear the brunt,
stand tho assaults of the bloodthirsty rabble
whose rabid instincts control in reason's
stead," the appeal would have been couched
in a far different strain. HesaysCluvorius's
trial and conviction from lirst to last "was
? a horrible and ghastly farce, revolting in its
nature, damning in its I ffocts, and in every
way tending to bring dishonor and shame
on the jurisprudence of tho Conimmon
wealth." In wiitiog the appeal for commu?
tation Mr. Harrison says the object was
simply to frame a document acceptable to
the largest number of thojuiors, and, above
all, "knowing from a mouth of familiar in
- tercourse and closo association the novel
character of some of our colleagues, it. was
deemed best to ask them to agree to some?
thing which, if pressed too hard by public
1 opinion?upon which their lives aud charac?
ters seemed so vitally to depend--thoy could
somehow wiiggle out of, or at least do some?
thing non committal." Despite this, tho pe?
tition was untouched in Richmond except by
Mr. Harrison, which he attributes to tho po
sition taken by the Richmond press. He
discluims any intention to reflect upon the
character or moral courage of any gentle?
man of the jury who declined to sign the
appeal for commutation* "but," Bays he,
"unfortunately for the furtherance of the
ends of justice and the maintenance of a
just and uninliuenced administration of the
law, they have perhaps a somewhat too pro?
found regard for public opinion."
Mr. Harrison says it is a matter of com?
mon report that one of tho jurors who sat
upon the case was a perjurer, and says this
report is substantiated "oy thesoleran oaths
of a half score or more of reputable citizens
of Alexandria." He further saya that' there
is among very many worthy persons au idea
that the case had not at the time of hearing
by the Court of Appeal?, nor has yet, been
freed from the manipulatory influences of
the hired detectives and other manufactur?
ers of evidence to order."
Alluding to the oneuing of the watch-key
by Joel, the "itinerant key-maker," for the
Governor's inspection, Mr. Harrison says
"that was new evidence, and the argument
was supplied by the prosecuting attorney
in reply to the Governor's request for an
opinion." He suggests that this proceeding
was ex parte.
Mr. Harrison reiterates that "if tho jury
were invested with discretionary powers
they were ignorant of the fact, for had they
been enlightened upon thi3 point no verdict
of murder in tho first degree could or
should ever have been rescued, notwith?
standing threats, menaces and every other
effort to intimidate, efforts which have con?
tinued up to the present time?a3 far as
your correspondent is concerned?in the
form of abuse, insulting and cowardly mes?
sages through the mailp, from dastards and
cravens all over the land."
He also says he does not refer to tho guilt
or innocence of Cluverius. He simply con
lends that he has not had a fair and impar?
tial trial. He claims that Cluverius had a
light to be tried by twelve of his peers, and
this was not done, "unless Cluverius is en
inebriate, and subject to all the mental dis?
orders superinduced by inebriety." Mr.
Harrison suggests that the Governor consult
Dr. Cabell, "who was called in at the Ex?
change Hotel to attend one of the jurors.
Ask him as to the probable mental condi?
tion of his patient during the first threo days
of the trial."
Acquitted.?In the United States Dis?
trict Court in Norfolk yesterday, iu the Hill
Potter murder case, the argument, was con?
cluded aDd the case given to the jury who,
after aD absence of nearly an hour, render?
ed a verdict of acquittal, and tho prisoner
was discharged from custody. Potter was
a draughtsman in the steam engineering de?
partment of the Norfolk navy-yard, and a
married man. Hill's daughter, a pretty girl
of sixteen, attracted the attention of Potter,
who visited her as a single man until the
imposition was discovered and his visits
were forbidden. He afterwards wrote her
several note?, which were received and read
bv her father. One afternoon in November
Hill and his daughter called upon Potter at
his office. The father became greatly en
raged during the conversation which en?
sued, and drawing a pistol shot Potter, who
die in a day or two.
The bappy woman who was cured of
chronic headache by usicg Salvation Oil is
Even if we ar* not smart we know what
to do when troubled with a cough or cold.
We take 25 cents and buy a bottle of Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup.
[Special Correspondence of tho Alesa. Gazette.]
Washington, D. C, Jan. 1,18S7.
An Alexandria county farmer here to-day
saya he has received a circular letter from
R. A. Phillips, a real estate broker of this
city, assessing him with $40 for the assign?
ed purpose of paying Messrs. Hunton and
Creecy, attorneys, their contingent, fee for
having the bill for the purchase of the aque?
duct bridge passed by Congress. He says
be did not know before be received the cir?
cular that attorneys were bo influential, and
that he supposed Congress passed the hill to
please the people of tho District of Colom?
bia, and not two attorneys.
Mr. Button's resignation oi the postofiico
at Lyncbburg sterns to have bad a moving
effect upon the people of that city, as num
bers of the-ma:e here tc-day, either trying
to got the place for themselves or for one of
their friends. Mr. Hopkins, the represent
ative elect from that district, is here, and
wants Mr. Page, the workingmeu's favorite
appointed. Messrs. Matthews, Yaneey,
Jennings and Davis, and possibly others,
are also here either in person or by proxy,
striving for the position. Its disposal lies
with Senator elect Daniel, who, it is said,
has not yet determined which of the appli?
cants will be most accaptable to the Lynch
To-day was observed as a general holi?
day here. All the government and dietr ct
buildings were closed, and so were most, if
not all. the first class shops. The hotels and
rcritaiiranU wer? all open, aud did a lively
business. Many of the society ladies were
receiving and many of the society msn were
calling, but tho custom was not as generally
observed as in some former years. The
President received ui usual, though ho was
advised not to do so by both Secretary
Manniog and Attorney General Garland, on
the grounds of his late indisposition and the
death of General Logan. The ceremonies
at the White House were conducted in ac?
cordance with tho customary program.
Owing to tbe inclement weather, a storm
shelter had been erected in front of the
building to protect the crowd while await?
ing admittance. The crowd was large, but
not as large as it was last year. The East
Room had a new red carpet and was pro
fusely decorated with (lowers. The Presi?
dent looked stouter thau last year, but tho
llesh of his face was white and tlabby, and
presented the appearance of a man who had
been in long confinement. His eye lid-;,
too, were puffy, and mado hi3 little eyes
seem even .smaller than thoy are. The
cabinet and the foreign diplomatic corps,
the latter dressed in tbe most gorgeous
style, were the first callers, and
then followed, in the order named,
tbe members of the United States Supreme
Court (who this year will have to pay their
own carriage hire) and the judges of the
Court of Claims, senators and representa
lives, judges of the District of Columbia
courts, the commissioners of the District,
the officers of the army and navy in uni
firm, officers of the government depart?
ments, soldiers of the Mexican war, a large
number of the G. A. R., the members of tbe
Old Inhabitants'Association, and last, but
not lea?t in numbers, those unadorned Amer?
ican citizens who, having nothing else to do
gratified their curiosity by calling on the
chief magistrate of the nation and seeing
how be and his surroundings looked. At
two o'clock the show was over.
Representatives Mntson and Bynum, of
Indiana, have gone home,eitbe*r4.hinkir.g the
senatorial lightning may strike them, or to
help their favorite for the place. Repre?
sentative Cannon, of Illinois, who is a
native of North Carolina, is an aspirant for
Gen.Logan's peal, and he also has gone home
11 fiirt her the attainment ofthat object. Sena?
tor Hawley, of Connecticut, like Representa?
tive Cannon, of Illinois, is a native North
Carolinian, and yet both are as rank repub?
licans as can be found in Congress.
Senator Manderson, of Nebraska, wa=; the fir^t
Senator to apply for General Logan's seat in tho
Senate chamber, and as the rnlo is first come lirst
served, if he shall insist upon his right, ho will
have it. When General Mnlione leaves the Senate
next March his scat will be filled by Sonatoi
Platt, of Connecticut, who has spoken for it al
Port Deposit Nearly Afloat.?Much
excitement prevailed at Port Deposit, Md.,
yesterday afternoon about three o'clock.
Tho ica north of the town began to move
down upon tho body oppo-ite Port Deposit
and gorge in great masses. The water and
ice were soon over the tracks of the Colum?
bia and Port Deposit Railroad, which were
subsequently submerged under eighteen
inches of water and ice. All trains wpro de?
layed until the wuier subsided and the ice
could be cleared from the track, which re?
quired between one and two hours. The
streets at Rock run were submerged under
three feet of water, the pavements being
covered with about eight inches. In an
hour's lime the water receded to that ex?
tent that the railroad tracks were not sub?
merged moro than six inches and the streets
more than a foot. Since that lime the water
has been on a stand. AH rolling stock on
the Columbia aud Port Deposit Railroad,
which usually remaius at Port Deposit, has
been forwarded to Perryville. Tho majority
of tho residents on the lower side of Main
street have removed their household goods
to (ho second floors. Many of the merchants,
located in tho lower sections, have moved
their goods to the second story. A steady
rain began falliug at eight o'clock last night,
and the darkness was so intense that the
condition of the ico could not be assertained.
Tho body of ice gorging between Port De?
posit and Garrett's Inland remains firm.
The dam at Columbia, Pa., contains an im?
mense quanity of ice, and Irom Columbia to
McCaull's Ferry, Pa., a distance of eighteen
miles, the river is packed with broken ice.
State Assessment and Taxes lor issij.
Value of real estate.$32.11!>,6go 00 |
Value of pei.smal property. 1 1,1 ?'!!*.5.'!7 00
Value of income. 1,701,002 oo
Tho following taxos were assessed :
Tax on real estate.$120,091 CO
Tux on personal property. 44,584 69
Tux on income. 17,010 8".:
Tax on capitation. 15,599 oo
Tax on bank stock. 10,153 5s
Tax ou licomei generally. 90,73.3 2.3
Tax on liquor licenses. 5>j,0SG 7b
Tax on telegraph and telephone com?
panies. 3.212 50
Tax on clerks of courts. 9,078 f
Tax on notaries public.t. 822 70
Total State taxes.$377,882 53
The State tax ou real estate and personal
property is 40 cents on the ?1U0; tax on in?
come, 1 per cent.: capitation, $1 per head.
The loss on State tax of 18S6 as compared
with 18S5, is$2,294 62, which is on license
and bank Mock.
Pari=, Jan. 1 ?The statement i? made
that President G.-evy has effected a rccon
ciliatiou between M. deFreycinet and M
Ferry, who will jointly support the Gob'et
mirdatry duriug the coming session of the
Dr. Bali's Cough Syrup never fails to cure
a cetigh or cold in a sho:t tini^ Give it a
Mr. J. Tboroas (of Thomts & Co.. R-ai
Estate Broker.-1.) 57 Saratoga street, Bali
more, Md., indorses emphatically Salvuii.m
Oil for neuralgia.
; ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES
lEecepfion at lhe White House.
; Washington, Jan. 1.?A disagreeable
I day ushered in the new year, but notwith
; standing the unfavorable weather the day
I was generally obsers'ed by a suspension of
business and social calling. Before noon
the rain ceased aud the day brightened
somewhat. At the White House there was
no special effort to secure decorative ellects,
aud flowers and palms constituted the only
embellishments of the interior. The hall?
ways and East room were in their usual new
year's attire, with garlands aud festoons of
sinilax suspended from the chandeliers, and
gilded and silver wicker pots and tropical
plants lilling every niche aud mantel.
The Blue Parlor where the reception took
place was lavishly decorated with banks of
cut flowers and palms. The light from num?
erous gas jets mellowed the daylight that
found its way through the partly drawn
curtains. The Marine Band was stationed
iu the main hall, and discoursed popular
music during the ceromouies. On either
side of Ihe entrance- to the mansion stood a
lilo of police. A few minutes after eleven
o'clock the Marino band began to play
"Hail to the Chief" and the Presidential
party came through the central hall and
passed into the Blue Parlor. President
Cleveland led the party with Mrs. Manning
on his arm. He was in full dress, and walked
without perceptible hindrance, although
his gait was slow. The President looked
uncommonly well, considering his recent ill?
ness, and ho seemed to be in good spirits.
Following the President camo Secretary
Bayard and Mrs. Cleveland, Secretary
Manning and Mrs. Endicott, Secretary
Endicott aud Mrs. Vilas, Postmaster
General Vila3 and Secretary Whitney,
and Col. Lamont and Lt. Davall, of
the navy. President Cleveland took a
position next to the west entrRoce of the
Blue Poom, with Mrs. Cleveland at his left,
and Mrs. Manning, Mrs. Endicott and Mrs.
Vilas just beyond. The reception immedi?
ately began with the presentation by As?
sistant Secretary Adee and Chief Clerk
Brown, of the diplomatic corp.-, which was
headed by Mr. Preston, tho Haytien minis?
ter. The President stood without support
and greeted every person in tte line with
a smile aud a cordial shake of the hand.
Tho guests wero received by Mrs. Cleve?
land with a graceful yet dignified welcome
aud extended hand.
After the members of ihe Diplomatic
Corps had exchanged felicitations of the aea
sou with tho President utd the ladies as?
sisting iu the reception, many of them
passed around in the reaijof the line and
chatted for a few minutes wth Ihe members
of the Cabinet and ot her oflcials who stood
in the south end of the Bue Parlor. The
justices of the Supreme Oourt next paid
their respects to the Praiident. Justice
Woods was the only absetze. Next in or
der came the members jof the Court of
Claims, the local judiciary, District
officers, ex Ministers, Senators and Repre?
sentatives. At noon the band struck up
a martial air, and the cflicers of the navy
numbering over one hindred, under the
lead of Rear-Admiral Wells, entered the
mansion and paid their inspects to the Pres?
ident and party. They were followed by
about 125 army officers, leaded by Lt.-Gen.
Sheridan and ex-Judte/.?vccateGen. Holt.
At half past twelve the departmental officers and
bureau chiefs were received. Following camo the
veterans of tue war 1812 .ml 1810, the Grand
Army of the Republic and tl i Oldest Inhabitants'
Actrotation of the District ofiColumbia. At one
o'clock the gatea v/<rc throwropen to tho general
public and their reception fol'Wed.
Kct'iifcil to a Renny.
Philadelphia, Jan. l.-The Daily Even
infj Netvn appears to day a^u penny paper,
having been reduced in pii-e from two cents
a copy. Mr. M. P. Handy, who has a wide
reputation in journalistic cteles, and who
has been a part owner of tho NtW aud its
managing editor for the pas: few years, an?
nounces in the editorial columns of that
journal that it has become ?? sole property
of Louis M. Megargee, ErasltsBrainard aud
D. B. Waggeuer, who have $\\ been closely
associated with Mr. Handy hi tho manage
ment of the paper. Peter A B. Widener
and William L. Elkius, who I; ve heretofore
owned one half of tho stock, \l\q disposed
of their interest to the ubove nmtioned per?
Affairs in Kiisrlaari.
London, Jan. 1.?The Stanaijd says that
the Government would warmly welcome
Mr. Goschen if he should consar; to enter
tho cabinet, and that if he shouil stand for
the exchange division ofLiverpop ho would
have the support of the conserval|re leaders.
The Standard also says that although
Lord Hartington declines lo enter the cabi?
net, he will be willing if the Golert;ment re?
signed to join in the formation dacoalition
Lord Randolph Churchill propped to re?
duce the army and navy estimate ? 1,000,
00O, and tho civil service estimate, ?300,000.
The Hatch Bill. 1
Fan Francisco, Jan. 1.?At a Ueting of '
the board of directors of the Idifornia
S:ate Horticultural Society ye3terdiy, a res- J
olution was adopted recpiestiue tbefCalifor
nia Congressional delegation to usu every '
effort to secure the adoption of tho 'Hatch
Bill." now pending, which provides lor ihe
establishment and endowment of tapwi- '
mental stations in connection with a; jn\.
tural colleges in the different State?.! ;
."\ot Guilty. -
Philadelphia, Jan. 1.?The jury i iha I
case of Rev. Waldo Mtssaros, chargeuWitb
felonious assault on Mrs. Mary Coulsto, ro
ired ai noon yesterday, and at 10:30 o^tck J
last night arrived at a conclusion and de?
livered their verdict ssaled to a court ofl-er.
At 10 o'clock this morning, when cour'^u. j /
vened, the seal was broken and the ve*jct j ^
of the jury found to be "not guilty."
Prepari _ ~
Vienna, * foethc Spring Manouvre?.
town in Tr .i. u. 1 ?The mavor of Bros, a
notified to prepWXvAuw. b 13 '?'e'1 offic ally
Which are to be W"1" the spring-man >uvres
be attended by ^^;^d w.hicb *S
Ths unusual earlinesa of tbo *Jv^e ?j!jj '
posed to indicate, aa intention to cauce
tr?te troops in Traosylyania.
i>i> nrci". Granted and Denied
Providknck, K. I .Jam 1.?The Supreme '
Court this morning rendered decisions in
the Goodell and F.istor divorce ca?< . xi .?
suit of Theodort Foster for a divorce from
bis wife was granted, and that of y\.t
Qoodell for a divorce from her husband
Spain ami the United States.
MADRID, Jan. 1.?Seuor Moret, Minister
of Foreign Affairs; has consented to prolon ?
the commercial modus vivendi with the
United SiaUs until the middle of uest
Li Huiiu Chang's Stieec.s ;or
SiiANeiHAi, Jan 1.?It is expected that
the Marquis Tseug will succeed Li Hun,;
Chang as Foreign Minister, in which event
it is thought he will inaugurate a new era
of progress in harmony with western ideas.
London, Jan. 1.?.Mr. Chamberlain has
postponed his proposed meeting with the
electors of Birmingham on Wednesday,
be wishes to await the result of the present
Dentil ofn ML !\
London, Jan 1.?Bernard Kelly, Member
of Parliament for South Donegal, died -u I.
deuly wbilo visiting his constituents.
Washington, D. C. Jan. 1.?The barometer
has been bighost over Dakota, the highest read?
ing being 3(J.9.'J at Tort Buford, Dak. It ha- been
lowest over the Atlantic states and the low is now
central oil'the New England coast.' The tempera
tore has fallou in all districts west of the Appal?
achian ransje and is now below zero we st oi' Laku
Michigan aud north of Missouri. Bain or snuw
has fillou in all districts cast of the Bock] Moun?
tains except in Dakota and Minnesota. Bait) bas
also prevailed on the north Pacifij coast.
Memorial to Congress.
Birmingham Ala., Jan. 1.?A memorial to
L'ontress was forwarded to-day to the Alabama
jnators at Washington for an appropriation for
the colored people's worlds fair t<> In' held at
Birmingham in the autumn of 1SS7. The mem?
orial is signed by all classes of white people mi the
city including those of every;;.', irtaul I
interest of the community.
LIST OF r.ETTKKS.
The following is a list ol tin- letters remaining in
the Alexandria postotlice January 1.
Persons calling f ir letU is will please say they are
Advertised letters, not called for within thirty
days, will be sent to the dead letter otlice.
Austin, Miss Olive Murray. Jos
Brown. A II Mason, Miss Man
Bell, Will II Nomon, Elijah
Ca ton, Mrs Annie Tage, Solomon
Campbell, M Penn, .Miss Carrie
Fenne'il. Miss Alice '1' Taylor. Sarah K
Foxwtdl, Mrs Do rah J Taylor, Miss Lena
Oiltnon. Rev A B Van No-irainl. W
Uagenbach, Mrs Lucy E Waterhouse,
Hughe*, Mrs Julia Weld.. B W
Johnson, John Webst? r, Mi - Emma
Jones, Miss Julia Whiting. Mrs Rose
Linien, L .1 Williams, E .1
Linton, John, 2 Winzar, Miss Jennie
Ifagruder, Millie Young, Th< ni
Muudv, Mrs Jennie
W. W. HERBERT. I'. M.
ADVICE TO MOTHERS.
Mas. Vi'ixslow's Soothing Svbi p, for chit
dren teething, is the prescription <?!" ono of the
best female nurses and physicians in the United
States, and has been used for forty years with
never-failing .success by million* of mothers for
their children. During the process of teething
its value is incalculable. It relieves the child
from pain, cures dysentery and diarrhoea, gripiue
in the bowels, aud wind-colic. By givini
to the child it :?.-:ito tbo mother. Price 25 a uts *
bottle. njv? ly?M.WAS
Alexandria Market, Jan. 1. Tien' was
no meeting of tbo Corn Exchange to-day. Tit in?
actions in grain on the Btrcot show no material
change in prices. Wheat is still active and firm.
Corn, Bye and O.vs are in sympathy, and tbi re?
ceipts are small. Turkeys s.rc Libber. Othfr
produce is without quDiablo cbango siuce o*ir lasl
VOLINA CORDIAL, so extensively advert
in the GAZETTE, al-o the Volina Cough Cure,
Plasters. Blood Pills, Soothing Bahn. Vermifuge,
Quieting Syrup, Liver Pills, aud Pain Cure, are
medicines prepared by a largo stock company in
Baltimore. Wo are prepared to supply the trado
and country merchants at manufactures prices.
oct22_E. S. LEA DBEATEBABKO.
|_J UM PH RIES'
For sale by
feh2:t_ J. D. If. LIT NT.
JUST FROM THE FACTORY? A ni?e assort
*) raentof LADIES' ALL-LEATHER SATCH?
ELS; also GENTS' POCKETBOOKS, made <>!
dec21 \AMOS B. SLAYMAKEB'S,
BISQUE FIGURES,iLava V ower Pol i, Yaa ?
China and Glass; also "The Fairy Lamp,
wbieb is having such a ru-n in other cil ? -
which Iris never been ?ftere? for mIc bore b fore
dec!3 , E. J. M I'LLER. ?-< >S ?('''
BASKETS?The largest variety of I'.?>ketn ev r
offered in Alexandria, varVing insize from
Lunch to Market Baskets. For ^bargains call ana
examine theso goods. V - ?n
_seplO__ E. J MILLER SONJfcOO.
NEW VALENCIA and DA HiV A TABLE
RAISINS, New Currants, Fr.-V b !';'::?"?
Tamaiea Oranges and Malaga LcnioV "'
oct20 0? >? McBDRNEVdt "
WIRE-COVERED DOOS AND w\ "';
FRAMES aud SCREEN WIRE,* ?V ;
tidtha, in quantitii to so , at 88 King 6i
wrncrof Rov .:. . t
my21 J. '- : ??EDHITON ?se").
g g I-: -- ?-'!"-T,;'_DRV staT
The "above preparation, in 50-ccut packa
f>ARB FEN'" U'I!:K ,,rn dropped again
D price,-!: ' ^ ""?'"!"% do welltobnj
iow. as whei ' 1,8 ? advance. Larg
JAS. F. CARF.IN de SONS.
WTEW SEASON 6B0CERIE8.?Dessert TabbT
urrant- ? ' 1 : ' y r^'-'r Fi^. Selected
?reneh rr . " OEO. McBf'RNEY it SON
^ CHRISTMAS GOODS
r-..f- f'AIR SHIRTS ??d DRAWERS that
3A^^;?Ui?>?*t *I reduced to KcFa
eat.!':?s AMOS B. SLAYMAKER.