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WEDNESDAY EVENING, MASCH P.
In* the city of Lowell. Ma?3., a secret mu?
nicipal parly baa been organized, for the
avowed purpose of giving that city an
American government, and whose motto is
the old kn?w*nothing one, uKo Irish cetd
apply." It sterns as bard for some native
born, fs it is for ?omo foreign burn citizen!
of this country, to understand that under the
Constitution and laws of Iho United State?
citizenship here obliterates all previous die
Unctions of nationality, that every citizen
has a!! the opportunities, rights aud priv?
ileges of any other citizen, so far as govern
ment?national, Sti.te- or municipal?is con?
cerned, and lhat with the solitary exception
of the Presidency, citizens of foreign birtl
have as much right to apply lor office as
natives. .Such a party us that referred te
is, therefore, u-jt in BCCOid with either,the
spirit or the letter of the laws of the eoun
t*y, and h ju=t us reprehensible as would
belhe organization of a secret Herman 01
Irish party to take control of the govern
ment of Lowell or of any other Americac
city. Foreign born citizens should leaw
their foreign prejudices behind them, am
native citizens s-hould be just and wist
enough to act in accordance with the laws
and Constitution of the country ol whict
they and their foreign bom neighbors art
It seems that the leaders of the republi
cans in Virginia arc as much divided on tht
subject of tho State debt as those of the
democrats are. Ex Senator Lewis, for in
stance, says that whiio he would not kick
against the decisions of the United Stales
Supreme Court, the State is not really
bound for a cent of the debt, while General
Mahoue, the ouly man w ho made repudia
tiou possible, now says he would allow his
right arm to wither iu its socket before he
would aid iu repudiating one cent of the
debt. The re nt intent of the reputable peo?
ple of the country is against repudiation in
any and every shape, and if the democrats
in the Virginia legislature bo wise they will
s ize the opportunity they now have of set'
tling the debt upon terms satisfactory loth*
creditors aud, therefor.-, honorable to tht
OXR OK Mr. Kaudall's contingent ol pro?
tection so-called democratic members of the
;"0th Cougres' says thty hold the balance ol
power in the next House, and if the republi
cans would unite with them they could elect
Mr. Randall Speaker of the House, and thai
by refusing to vole tbey could permit the re?
publicans to elect a Speaker. This gentleman
a Pennsylvania representative, does not say
the f??ndallites will do either of the things
suggested, but ou'y that they could if they
think proper. As the Bandallites can nol
be brought back to full communion with the
vast majority of the party to which they
profess to belong, it would be better for the
party if they would abandon it entirely.
A special dispatch from Washington in
11 clay's g.\zette says the cm)itots of Vir?
ginia have informed the authorities of the
St ste that thoy will agree to accept, iu pay?
ment of their just claims, what is left ol
Virginia'srevenne, at the present rate ol
taxation, after all the o'her expenses of the
State shall have been provided for, and that
tlie yearly amount paid t hoar shall not bo in?
creased,though the revenue of Jhe State may
be. Could any mortal creditor expect more
favorable terms? Will the democratic
members of the legislature be wise enough
to accept them ?
The boom created by the proposed build?
ing of an immense iron steamship here hat
swelled to the extent of inducing the Wash?
ington Republican to include Alexandra in
the suburbs of Washington, and to devote
nearly a whole column to the enumeration
of its peculiar advantages f. r pecuniary in?
vestments. There can be little doubt that
the superior natural and artificial ad?
vantages of Alexandria for the prosecution
of manufacturing and commercial enter?
prises will in the near future prove a sttocg
attraction to capital and, consequently, (o
The Overland Monthly for March has
been received from its publishers in San
Finnoisco. Its contents are: The Cattle on
a Thousand Hills, Lick, Through n Win?
dow, Socialism, The Puntacooset Colony,
Psyche, Street Scent-sin Mexico, Royalty,
Mrs. Douglas's Story, Tho First Vessel
Across the Isthmus?a story of 1S19, Virgil
Williams'* Art Notes to a Deaf Pupil, Chata
and ChinitH, The Perils of tho High Sierras,
Recent Fiction, Etc., and Hook Reviews.
The Southern Planter for March bus been
received from its publishers in Richmond.
Among its contents is an article on Law and
Lawyers, by Dr. C. R. Cullen, w hich is any
thing else than complimentary to the legal
fraternity, as a class.
Judge Arthur Mac-Arthur's Resigna?
tion.?Judge Arthur MacArthur has re?
signed his office a3 Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.
His resignation is to take effect on the 1st
of April. Judge MacArthur retires under
the statute which enables any judge of a V.
S. court to retire on full pay for life after he
has served ten years as a judge and attained
the age of seventy. He is in his seventy
third year, having been born in 1S15. Judge
Keith, of Virgiuia; Messrs. James G. Payne,
H. O. Claughton, and others are mentioned
as likely to succeed Judge MacArthur.
Those who profess to have means of know?
ing, however, say that the place will be ten?
dered to Hon. J. Randolph Tucker.
[Speei&l Correspondence of the Alexa. Gazettje.]
Washington, D. C, March 9, 1887.
A liuud deal of talk aud some action has
i,eeu occasioned among the guests at the
Rious House, one of the fashionable hotels
in this city, by the admission of a negro to
the i-cconinicdations of that hotel, Some
of the Southern guests changed their quar?
In the United States Supreme Court to?
day tho famous Maxwell Giant land case
wum being argued. The original graut was
for about one hundred thousand acres, but
by frauds it wun increased to t wo million.
Messrs. Blan, Cbaffee and Elkins own the
claim, but have sold a largo part of it to
other people. Assistant Attorney General
3Iaury argued the case to day for the gov?
In view of the great admiration the Presi?
dent had for Mr. Beecb6r and the friendly
relations that existed between them, many
? people here express surprise at the Presi
i dent's refusal to attend Mr. Brother's fu?
Col. Beverly Tucker is here to day from
' Norfolk. It is understood that the Colonel
I and Mr. Cranston, of the New York Hotel,
j in New York, will try to buy the Hygeia
. Hotel, at Old Point Comfort, at the coming
sale of that hotel.
! Senators Teller and Chase left this uiorn
t ing for a trip to Cuba, via Florida, but the
. former says if the reports of yellow fover at
Havana be confirmed in Florida, his trip
will .Mop there.
General Mahoue and his family will re
? turn from Petersburg to morrow, and the.
. next day his wife and daughter will accom
. pany Senator and Mrs. Stanford to Califor?
1 The P.esident to-day appointed R. W.
i Loughery, of Texas, to be U. S. Consul at
( Acupulco, Mexico.
( During the nest session of tho Senate,
Seuator Pintt, of Connecticut, will occupy
the scat in that body heretofore occupied by
' Genera! Mahoue.
r Col. Mcsby left for California yesterday.
. Ho will return, it is understood, in May,
and take his family, who are now living
1 here, to bis new home on tho Pacific coa3t.
5 Among the nominations that failed be
1 cause they were not considered at tho lust
3 session of Congress was that of Cupt. Israel
Green, of West Virginia, to be Indian agent
3 in Dakota. The nomination wa3 first made
1 two years ago, but failed then as it has just
3 done because the republican Senate would
not confirm a man who had resigned from
the federal to serve iu the Confederate army,
. and who was also tho first man to enter the
^ engine house at Harper's Ferry in which
1 John Brown had entrenched himsnlf. It is
} not known whether the President will re
? appoint him.
: A prominent democratic politician from
. Pennsylvania here to day says the logisla
' ture of that State will so apportion the con?
gressional districts thereof as to leave Mr.
I Randaii without one.
( The It. A O. It. It.
Bartimoee, Md., March 9.?Mr. Robt.
( Garrett, President of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad company, was seen to-day but
had nothing to say in regard to the re
( ported arrangement for a trausfer of a con
I trol of that road. The New York Times
containing a stuterneut which appears au?
thentic has created a sensation here. The
( city, as a corporation, is largely interested
iu the Baltimore aud Ohio, and there are
private interests which are opposed to the
? coutrolofthe road going out of Baltimore
> bauds. The Bait, and Ohio road has been
f looked upon as a B.tltimore enterprise, and
while Mr. Garrett has preserved a reticence
: as to everything that has been rumored,
: there are many who fear that there is truth
. in the statesments published in the Times.
, There isa.conviction heiethatiftheroadsbail
- pnss into other LtamD tho oxprea.s and tele
< graph S5steins will go with it. The
i matter is discussed on the exchangee
- and the street corners, and while
so inn approve tnauy condemn the action.
1 Mr. Garrett has been seen since 1 o'clock
to day, and the statement in the New York
! Times was read by him. Ho still persisted
he bus nothing to say about the rumored
deal. It is stated, however, by one to whom
, Mr. Garrett talked that bo u->ed tho expres?
sion, "We uro in New York." The excite?
ment increases here because of the refusal
? of Mr. Garrett to make any communication
in regard to the matter.
P Senator Sherman and the President.
, ?Mr. Shermau being asked if it was true
that after he had heeu appointed jointly
with Senator Sauisbury, of Delaware, a com?
mittee to wait upon the President and ad?
vise him that Congress was ready to adjourn
i be refused to go to the White House, taking
: the ground that in the djiug stages of a
! Congress the President should be at the
Capitol." "'Yes, it i-*," he replied, "I told
Mr. Sauisbury that if he chose to goto the
White House on this mission he might, but
I would not. Every President of the United
1 States, from tho days of Georg* Washing?
ton to President Arthur, bait always at?
tended at tho Capitol the closing hours of
Congress, and I saw no roa^ou why, with
tho present Executive, there should he an
1 exception. After some inquiry Mr. Sauls
? bury j -ined with mein mich opinion, and
some one telegraphed Mr. Cleveland his
presence at the Capitol was imperative, and
In the very threes of the deutb ho did come,
and Mr. Sauisbury and myself waited upon
him in the room set asido for his use near
Wedding.?Count Eugene Stanislau
Kotzku de Mitkiewicz and Mrs Mary Mar
shall Ya'e- wer<? married, at o'clock
yesterday morning, at the residence of Mr.
Thomas W. Buckey, in Washington, by the
Rev. T. G. Addison, rector of Trinity (Epis?
copal) Church. The hi Mo w as attired in a
heavy ivory white silk moire autiejue dress
draped with pearl tulle, with diamond jew?
elry. Sho is a granddaughter of John Mar?
shall. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
the United States, and is a lovely and
I chaming lady of the brunette order of beau?
ty. Tho wedding was entirely . private.
The happy couple left for New York and
the north in the afternoon, where they will
remain for a few days. The count is shortly
to sail for China on bu ioe-s connected with
I the telephone enterprise upon which he has
j been so long engaged. It is expected that
; his bride will accompany him on tb.9 trip.
j To the editor of the Alexandria Gazette : '
j I had thought, from an inepaction of tho
I vote, that all the Catholic members of Con
I gress had voted against tho anti-Mormon
: bill, as I knew Mr. Collins, of Massaohu
j setts, to have been one of its chief oppo
; nents, but I was doubtless mistaken, as I do '
i not know them all. As you very properly ;
j hold up such of them as voted for it to pub- f
' lie reprobation for inconsistency, I hope '
j you will give their names. They deserve J
to be pilloried. Though the Catholics of;
j this country have not received, in every
'case, the rights which others enjoy, they I
! are, and have always been, perfectly willing
j to allow all others those which they claim
; for themselves. A Catholic Layman. i
The republicans have decided not to put j
a ticket in tho field in Alb-marie for county j
Fleming Broadhead, a well known citi- I
zen ot Earlysville, Albetnarle county, i3 :
dead, aged 7(3 years.
The Danville Blues hav? ordered new un i
iforras in which to appear at the Nalinua! !
drill in Washington in May next.
The great revival is still in progress at
Charlotttsviile. More than 700 white and
about 200 colored people have professed re I
Five houses were destroyed by tire in
Huntersville, uear Norfolk, Monday night.
Lota $9,000, and fully insured. The fire was
The case of Livingston A. Davis, under j
indictment for kiliiug J. R. Blackburn last
December, was oalled in the Alhemarlo i
County Court yesterday.
Miss Blanche Evans was burned to death
Monday night in Norfolk by the explosion
of a kerosene lamp which she was carrying
through the house in her hands.
The republicans of the twenty eighth seua
torial district have nominated Charles
YYorshntn, colored, for the State senate,
to iill tho unexpirtd term of Congressman
Yucatau K. Marsteller, who killed Rob?
ert A. Steele in a quarrel recently, at the
St?,ouis hog yards, was one of three broth?
ers living iu Fauquier during the war, who
achieved great distinction fur their war ex?
It is slated that the Legislature at its
extra session will be called upon to make
up iu aoins way for the loss that the Stnto
will sustain by the decision of the U. S. Su?
preme Court declaring the license lax on
commercial drummers unconstitutional.
H. H. Dyson, a Mahoneito, has announced
himself a candidate lor the Stute Senate in
the Nottoway district, to fill a vacancy. He
says: ' Upon the State debt question I am
porsonally a repudiationist, but am willing
to abide by the action of my party on that
A white woman and a negro nan named
Evans woro received at tho penitentiary at
Richmoud yesterday from Pittsylvania
county to serve a term of three years for
miscegenation. The couple were convicted
by the county court of Pittsylvania. There
have been half a dozen similar convictions
in this State during the past seven or eight
Bishop Alpheus M. Wilson ,of the Mary?
land and Virginia M. E. Church Confer?
ence, South, was In Egypt last month, up
the Nile country, and is now in Palestine.
He will return next month iu time to be
present at the meeting of tbo Methodist
bishops in Nashville. He had been through
Japan, China, India and the Straits Settle?
NEWS OF THE DAY.
The appropriations by Congress aggregate
The fishing season on the North Carolina
sounds is about closing.
The Philadelphia sub-treasury is prepared
to redeem 3,000,000 trade dollars.
Carl Schurz i3 still suffering considerably
fiom the results of his recent accident.
The Kilrain-Lannon prize-fight took
place in Boston last night, und was won by
The President's delay in going to the Cap?
itol to sign bills in tho closing hours of Con?
gress ia said to have been due to his desire
to break up the practice.
The Maryland supreme court has denied
the application of John Thomas Ross, the
"burker," for a new trial. He will be sen?
tenced to be hanged Saturday.
Bishop Alfred Lee, senior bishop of tho
Episcopal Church, is lying dangerously ill
at Wilmington, Del. He is in his SOth yeai
and the fortieth of his Episcopacy.
Isaiah Ringer, a successfull commission
merchant, of Baltimore, committed suicide
yesterday morning, by hanging himself in
tho kitchen of his residence, 651 West Pratt
The Calverton Stock Yard Compnny, of
Baltimore, which owns a very largo propor
tion of the property out. there, has let out
the contract for tho erection of new yards,
which will be larger and far more c.immodi
ous than the present ones.
Secretary Manning has arranged to make
a trip to Europe for the benefit of his health.
He will leave Washington for New York
and take the steamer sailing from there on
Thursday week. He will be accompanied
by his wife and family and Treasurer Jor?
dan. The latter Is now in New York, but
will return to Washington prior to his de?
parture for Europe.
The body of a man, which was afterwards
identified as that of Thomas Upborne, was
found floating In the river near tho Sixth
street wharf, Washington, yesterday after?
noon. From its appearance it had evidently
been in the water about a month and was
so much decomposed that it whs impossible
to tell whether the death was acci lental or
The Decision as to Drummers' Li- j
censes.?In the drummors' licenses cases |
decided by the Supreme Court of the United I
States on^Monday the principle; laid down i
is brief and comprehensive. Drummers rep
resenting business houses located in other j
State? from those in which they m.iko their
sales are engaged iu interstate commerce,
and the power to regulate commerce among
the States is by the csnstitution given ex
clusively to Congress. To require a drum?
mer to take out a license to do business, or
to tax him upon his sales, is a regulation of
commerce. It therefore follows that the
States cannot require the representative of
out-of-State houses to take out licenses as a
oondition precedent to their lawfully selling
within their borders. The constitutional
power of the State to impose what license
taxes it may see fit upon its own resident?
doing business within it is iu theory unim?
paired. Practically, however, it would
seem that one of the most probable effects
of the doctrine enunciated by tho court will
be to compel such of the State? as now re?
quire licenses to be taken out by houses en
gagfld in business in which non resident
concerns can compete with them in the lo?
cal market to surrender the revenue they
now derive from this source, biu it will bo |
obviously very bad policy to fjree a Mem j
phis firm, for example, engaged in the j
wholesale dry goods line, to pay an annual
license fee in addtion to its ordinary taxes
upon steck when the drummer of a New
York or Chicago hou*e cm go tnero and '
sell the same goods without paying a cent
for the privilege.
Court of Appeals Yesterday.?Pur
year vs. the Commonwealth. Argued by j
Edmund Pendleton, esq , and Judge R. H. 11
Jones for Commonwealth.
W. H. Jones and John Jackson, espjg , were I 1
allowed to practice as counsel in this court. : i
Old and young, rich and poor, all unite iu : i
testifying to the merits of Dr. Bull's Cough "
The Cashier of the German Bank of Balti- ! '
more, August Weber, esq , recommends Sal ! t
vation Oil for headache, sprains and neu- J j
L OCA Ii BREVITIES.
The- variations in tho weather to-day
were rain, snow and bail.
The steamer Arrowsmith is on the ways
at the ship yard for repairs.
Rev. W. C. Webb will preach at Trinity
M. E. Church to-morrow night.
Mr. J. Y>\ Peaks was i itteu on the wrist
by a dog o;i St AEtaph Btrcet yesterday.
Telephone communicaiion between this
city and Falls Church was made to day.
A light, to il; place on Vinegar IJill nmunu
some colored men last nigh! during which
several putols were discharged.
The meeting of the City School Board
which wan calitd for tonight, was post?
poned on account of the weather.
The Kalo of lime advertised to t-.?ku place
to-morrow by Mr. W. H. Smith, receiver,
has been postponed till further notice.
A large number of Methodist clergymen
passed through the city this morning en
route to Leesburg, to attend the Baltimore
A couple of Washington actors are having
erected at Four Mile Run a club house to Le
litted up for boating, bathing and fishing
Mr. W. P. Graves has sold to Alfred Ham?
ilton tho frame house and 20 feet front lot
on the east siile ol Fairfax street, between
Gibbon and Fairfax, for $350.
Mr. Benjamin Watt, while at work at the
shipyard yesterday, had the flesh torn from
tho end of one of his fingers by a bolt which
he was fasteniug slipping from its place.
Rev. J. M. Nourse, president, and a num
her of ladies and gentlemen of the Chatau
qua Literary ami Scientific Circle, of this
city, last night visited the National Observ?
atory, at Washington.
An oflei Laving been made for the pur?
chase ol the Maryland ferry iteam r Virgin?
ia, a meeting of the stockholders of thai
company is to be held at the chamber of the
Board of Alderman to-morrow night to take
the proposition under consideration.
, Crowds still continue to attend the preach?
ing of Rev. H. C. Denny, at St. Mary's
Church. His sermon last night, on the par?
able of the rich man, whoso soul was that
night required of him. was a very happy
one. He treated death as a thing not to be
feared, but desired, holding that it being
within the power of each one to make its
happy issue a certainty, it should be regard?
ed as a release from suffering and trial, not
as a calamity.
Rev. E. C. Gordon, D.D., gave two ex?
cellent discourses yesterday at the Second
Presbyterian Church, on "Secret Prayer."
from Malt, vi, C, ami from John xv, 22, on
the utter unreasonableness of all the cx
etises that sinners can now give for tho re?
jection of Christ. There was a largo attend?
ance at bolh services and excellent atten?
tion. It is Imped much good will result
from tho able discourse of Dr. Gordon help
ed by the prayers of so many of God's child
ren. Services daily through tho week at
4:30 nutl 7:00 p. m. Seats free to all.
To the editor of the Alexandria Gazette:
In tho report cf my discourse in Washing?
ton on Monday night, which you copied
from the Republican last night, tlie reporter
makes mo say that a remark of Beecher's
on the fall of man was "infamous and mis?
leading in the extreme."' The word ''infa?
mous" iu this place ia so inapposite that uo
one who knows me could suppose for a mo?
ment that I used it in 9uch connection. I
did in the strongest way express my opinion
that Beecher's view of the fall of man en?
tirely contradicted all Scripture and history,
but there was not a tinge of the odium
theologicum in what I said ; on the contrary,
the profoundeBt sympathy was expressed
for Mr. Beecher, who waa lying at the time
at the point of death. Wit. DiN'winuir.
The Aqueduct Bridge Bids.?-Bids were
opened at Col. Hains' office, in Washington,
yesterday lor the reconstruction of the aque?
duct bridge. The lowest bidders for both
earth filling and slope paving for the South
ern approach were Breen aud Feely, of ibis
city, and it is said they will ba awarded the
contract if ali guaranties, etc., prove satis?
factory. Their bid was $8,833.
At the session of the Baltimore conference
of the M. E. Church in Baltimore, yesterday
the Fitst church in that city was selected as
the place for holding the next meeting. The
adverse report to the adoption of tho
revised edition of the Bible was adopted.
The Virginia Boat Club, at its meeting in
Richmond yesterday decided to tend n crew
to the Stale re alt a.
It is stated that, a republican paper is
soon to make its appearance in Richmond.
' When some deep and immedicable
wound" t'.ikes j our breath away send for
"When the swallows homeward fly," is
the time when coughs and colds begin .to
appear. Dr. null's Cough Syrup cutrs
every case. Price 20 cents.
For 2? jv.us I have been af&ii tjd with Catarrh
so that I havo been confined to my room for two
months at a time. T have tried all the humbugs
in hopes of relief but to no success until I met
with an old frieml whr> b 11 ur<-1 Ely's Cream
Ilulm and advised mc to try it. I procured a
buttle to please bim, and from tho fir-it applica?
tion 1 found relief. It is the best rem dy I havo
ever t?i?d.?W.C. Matiiew- Justice of the Peace,
ADVICE TO MOTHERS.
Mts. WlHSLOW'S ynoTEiNr? Syecp, for chil?
dren toething, is thn prescription of one of tho
best fomslt) nurses and physicians in tho United
States, and has b?cu used for forty years with
never-failing success by millions of mothers fox
their childreu. During tho process of t:clhing
\ti valuo is incalculable. It relieves iho child
from pain, cure;! dysentery and diarrhma, griping
in the bowels, and wind-colic. By giving health
to the child it rasta tho mother. Price 2tt cents a
Givrs relief at onco and
COLD iN" HEAD,
Sot a Liquid. Snuff or
Powder. Fiea from in?
jurious drug? and offen?
A particle is applied
into each nostril and ia
agreeable. Price 50 ctf. j
'at drnggist;': by mail,
registered, GO cts. Cir
:ulars frc?e. FLY BEOS, Druggists
aug:j co ?wego, N. Y.
jpWO GENTLEMEN can ba accommodated with
i large aiiy R.iOM and BOARD at No. 10 N.
Vashington streit. AUo TABLE BOARDERS
ranted. [mhQ'lm] Mrs. A. HURDLE.
SECOND-HAND lumber FOR sale.
The lumber used in tho booths and annex of
ae A. L. I. Fair will be sold AT ATJCTfON To
[ORROWat 9:30 a. m. at the Armorv.
It* G. A.MU3HBACH, Capr i
>j boabd of ald2bmen.
! At a regular uieetiug of the Board of Aldenne
! held March 8.1837, there were present: E. x
I Downham, osq , President, and Messrs. Moon
i Strsu-r.s. Marbury, Bryant, Leadbeater and Smitl
The Committee on Streets on the communics
i tion of the Board of Health in regard to tho 1c
ion the southwest corner of Alfred and Prince.'
streets reported in favor of having the lot rille
I up by the Superintendent of Police and tho coi
j collected from the owners of tho lot; also an ar
; verse report on the ordinance to provido for re
; numbering the houses in the city of Alexandri
I upon the decimal system, which reports wer
I adopted. "*
The Committee on Streets recommended tn
passage of an ordinance amending an ordinam
to authorize the Virginia Midland Railway Con
pany to lay turnouts on Union atreet, which r?
port \va3 adopted and the bill read tho second an
third timoa and passed by tho following vota
Ayes, Messrs. Moore, Strauss, Marbury, Bryau
Leadbeater, Smith and Mr. President?7. Noc:
Tho Committee on Streots made a report Witt
out a recommendation on the subject of pavin
and parking Washington street, which was rea(
received and ordered to be printed in the cit
A bill of J. Entwialo, jr., $33.53, for medicim
was ordered to bo paid.
& communication from W. A. Suioot & Co. i
regard to leasing the American Coal Company'
wharf was referred to the Committee on Publi
The report of the Finance Committee on th
act co increase the salary of tho Superintsndent i
Gas was received from the Common Council an
the bill was read tho second and third times an
passed by tho following vote: Ayes, Messr
Strauss, Marbury, Bryant, Leadbeater, Smith an
Mr. President?0. Noes, none.
The report of the Finance Committeo on th
petition of C. E. Stuart; aho a report of the sam
committee on the petition of Timothy Byan, an
on the petition of F. M. Hill; also the resignatio
of E.H. O'Brien as Chief Engineer of tho Fir
Dopartmcnt; also a petition of Wm. Gibson t
repair bis hous?; also a bill for ropairs to tho Be
lief Hook and Ladder Company's bou->o; aho
petition of Daniel Henry, also a resolution iu re
gard to the sa!e of the half square of ground o:
Columbus street, between Queen and Princes
streets ; also a communication from sundry citi
/ens iu regard to shelling tho Miliare on Cauiero:
street, between Patrick and Henry streots ; also
communication fiom tho Mayor, were receive
? rota 1 be-Common Council and their action cou
A report of the Finance Committee on tho poti
tion of W. If. Smith, administrator of Jerry Robb
for ahatotneut of taxes, was received fron
the Common Council, their action non-concurrei
in, and the petition referred back to the Financ
The Common Council adhered to its action am
asked for a committee of conference, which wa
granted, and Messrs. Leadbeater and Strauss ap
pointed on the part of this boaTd.
A communication from the Board of Fire War
dens enclosing communications from tho Colam
bia and Hydranlion Steam Fire Engine Com pan
ies ; also ono from E. L. Carno. osq., Presidont oi
tha Hydrauliou Steam Fire Engiue Company
were received from tho Common Council andthoii
action concurred in.
Tho boar! procoodod to the chamber of tin
Common Council for the purpose of elesting a
Chief Engineer of tho Firo Department and a Fin
Warden ami upon tlroir return adjourned.
Teste: Jno. J. Jamieson, Clerk.
At a regular meotiug of the Common Connci
of the city of Alexandria held on tho Sth day o:
March, 1*87, there were present: Isaac Eich
berg, osq., President, and Messrs. Aitcheson
Saowden, Brent. Fisher, Goodrich, Corbett, Whit
ing, French, Harrison, Stridor, Uhler, Sweeney
''An act to increase tho?alary of thoSuperin
teudont of Gai" waa reported on favorably by the
Committeo on Finance and adopted by the follow?
ing voto. viz: Ayes, Mcsirs. Aitehcsou, Snowden,
Brent, F slier,?food rich,Whiting.Corbett, Harmon
Stridor, French, Uhler, Swecuoy, Peake and Mr.
President?14. Noes, none.
Tho report of tho Committee on Streots upon
the resolution to purchaso a atreet rollor, recom?
mending an appropriation of $150 for the pur
pose, laid over February 8th, 1887, was taken uj
The report of tho Committeo on Finance upou
the petition of Charles E. Stuart for compensation
iu tho case of tho City Council of Alexandria vs
the Alexandria Canal, Railroad aud Bridge Com?
pany and others, recommending an allowance ol
$1.000, wfii called up and adopted.
The following reports of the Committeo on Fi?
nance were read and adopted, viz: Upon the pe?
tition of Wm. H. Smith, administrator of Jerry
Robb, decea?nd, for tho correction of an erroneous
tax, recommending an abatement of ?18; upon
the petition of Timothy Ryan for an abatement
of taxes on real proporty, recommending sottlc
ment upon the payment of $27.40 within thirty
days, and upon tho petition of Frank M. Hill to
have the liens for State and Corporation taxes re?
moved from tho lot on Payne atroot purchased by
him of tho city, recommending that tho samo be
Tho resignation of E. H. O'Brien as Chief En?
gineer of the Fire Department was read and ac?
cepted, and the Board of Aldermen was invited to
meet this board iu joint convention to fill said
vacancy, which invitation bsing accepted and the
two boards being in joint convention assembled,
J. Carlin Creighton was duly elected to till .-uch
vacancy, and the election of Mr. Creighton caus?
ing a vacancy in tho Board of Firo Wardens, the
convention proceeded to till such vacancy, whon
J. H. D. Smoot was duly elected to till tho vacan?
cy, and tho.joint convention then dissolved.
The petition of Wm. Gibson for permission to
rebuild a fn:me back building to his dwelling, on
Prince street, was read and the prayer thereof
Tho petition of Daniel Heary requesting that a
stone crossing be placed across Fairfax street was
read and the work ordered to be done.
A bill of George W. Jones for work on the Re?
lief fiook and Ladder Company's building, for
$100.23, was referred to tho Committeo on Fi?
Tho petition of C. C. Carlin and otheri to have
shelled with oyster shells the roadway of Camer?
on street, between Patrick and Henry itroets, wa3
referred to the Committee on Streets.
It was rosolvol that tho General Assembly of
Virginia bo, and are hereby, requested to pass an
act authoring tho sale of the half squaro of
ground upon Culumbas street, between Queen and
Princess streets, in this city, and apportion the
purchaso price bat ween tho city and county of
Alexandria as may be equitable.
A communication from tho Mayor in reference
to the suspenson of Officer Lawles; tho appoint?
ment of George A. Ogden as Readyman, and cer?
tain orphans from Alexandria in an asylum iu
Washington, D. C, was read, and the latter part
of the-aid communication referred to the Com?
mittee on Finance.
Communications recommending J. C. Creighton
for Chief Engineer of the Fire Department were
received from the Hydraulion Steam Fire Engine
Company, the Columbia Steam Fire Engine Com?
pany and the Relief Hook and Ladder Company.
A . ? ir.munication from the Fire Wardens en?
closing sundry communications from tha several
companies of the Firo Department was received
A communication from the Columbia Steam
Fii e Engiue Company, calling attention to neces?
sary ropairs to their engine house, and also to tho
defective drainage from the adjoining property,
n i read, and the matter referred to the Commit?
tee on Public Property with in-.tructlona to re?
quire the owner of the adjoining; property to have
the defect of drainage remedied and for report a3
to the other matters.
A communication from tho President of tho
Hydraulion Steam Fire Engine Company, stating
reasoc-why hi: company did not appear in the
parade on the 2?1 of February in obedience to
rhe re quest of the City Council of the 21st ultimo,
was received and read.
A communication of the Hydraulion Steam Fire
Ecgino Company requesting certain repairs to
their engine house was referred to the Committee
The report of the Finance Committee upon the
petition of Wm. H. Smith, administrator of Jerry
Bobb, was returned from the Board of Aldermen
with the action of this board non-concurred in,
and the matter was recommitted to tha Commit?
tee on Finance. Thia board adherred to its for?
mer action and asked for a committeo of confer?
ence, and appointed thereon Messrs. Snowdon and
Han is n, who reported in favor of thi3 Board re?
ceding from its action and concurring with the
Board of Aldermen, which report was adopted.
An ordinance to amend an ordinance to author?
ise the Virginia Midland Eail way Company to lay
turnouts on Union street was received from the
B.iurd of Aldermen, read the second and third
times and passed by the following vote, viz: Ayes.
Messrs. AitchersOn, Snowden, Brent, Fisher, Good
rich, Wbitting, Harrison, Strider, French, Uhler
Sweeney, l'e*ke and Mr. President?13, Ifoea!
Tho following were received from the U'>-.:>; ..?
a ; Aldermen, and their action thoreua one;:..
^ viz: Tho adverse report of the Commit;.^ w
J' j Streets, upon an ordinance to piovide for i
K j b:ring tho Louses in the City of Alexandria, V?
l* I upon the dciiual system; hill of Jami^ Eatwialej
jr, 933 53: communication of Win. A. Smoot s
Co. in reference to leasing the American , on:
. wharf, and tho report of the Committee ou Street,,
1 j upon the ommunicatiou from tlie Health 0
in reference to tho vacant lot at tho BOnthwesl
comer of Alfred and Princess streets.
Upou the request of Mr. U.S. French, he
exctis-il from serving ou the Committee on Fi.
nance, iu the consideration of tho cammnnii ition
of W. A. Smoot & Co.
The adverse report of tho Ccniuiitteecn Stre .
upou tho resolution to inquire into the >
paving and parking Washington street, was :<;.
coived from the Board of Aldermen and laid
tho t ible.
The Board then adjourned.
Teste : J amks R. Catox. 1
MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL
New York, March 0 ?The ->tock mark.-:
ed strong this moiniug, first prices showing nl
vances over last eveuiug's final figure* of from ,
to % per ceut. Bichmond aud West Point wa-s
extremely active, while tho majority of t';e re?
mainder wero dull. After the opening, however,
tho gains wcro not fully maintained, a Bagging
tendency was developed and inmost cases slight
fractions were lo.it. Fluctuations were ve:y 1 1
row and in no s'oc's exceeded % percent. \l i '?
o'clock the market was quiet bnt heavy at frei
tional concessions from the opening tlgirn^ Mou
ey easy at 3a4.
Baltimore, Mar. !'.?Virginia 6s consolidai .
54; p85t-duo coupons ; 30-40s 42; do new
:is 65\t bid to-d .y.
WHOLESALE PBICES?FPRODUCE MAR< 119
Flour, flno. f3 00 <$ 3 J"i
Supordiio. 3t25 & 350
Extra. 4 00 do 4 'S,
Family. 4 5? & I 75
Fancybraudp. 50? ,g) G50
Wheat, Longberry. 085 @ 090
Fultz. 0 83 13 087
Mixed. 083 (a) 08b
Fair Wheat.' 0 80 0 083
Damp and toagl. 0 70 (a) 0 75
Com, whito. 0-1!) (x 0 51
Yellow. 0 47 @ 0?0
Corn Meal. 0 4!? Cm 063
Hominv, per barrel. 2 90 (?< 3 00
Uyo. 054 (uj O?
I I Oats. 0 35 0 . U 3S
Hotter, Virginia prime. 0i!3 @ 025
Common to middling... 0 J5 Q Oli;
Kgga. 0 14 Ci 0 1 ?
Turkeys, live. <> 0 (ft 0 LO
'? dressedj'drawn. Olo 0?, Oil!
Dressed Chickens. O 9 (u) oil
f I Veil Calfos. O 5 (a) 0 t;
Dressed Pork. 0 5~"fc @ 0
Irish Potatoes per bushel... 0 75 085
Sweet Potatoes per barrel... 2 25 ? 2 50
Apples per barrel. 2 50 (a 3 25
Onions tier busbol. 100 ($0 125
Peaches, peeled. 0 7 (<*. 0 M
" 11 n pee led. 0 4 @ 0 l>
Cberrios. 0 8 r<ii oin
Dried Apples. 0 3 (a) O .">
Bacon?Hams, country. Ol.'i'^fai i) 1
Best sugar enred Hams. 0 13^j @ 0 13^
Butchers' Hams. 0 13?-4 (a) OlSHj
f I Breakfast Bacon. 0 9%? 0
Sugar-cured Shonldors. 0 8 (u) 0 -l4
Bulk shoulders. 0 Ca) 0 G*|
" lg.cl. sides. 0 8^(c) 0 h'?
?' fat backs. 0 8ty 0? 0 H\
. " bellies. 0 Co, 0 s'?
Bafliu Shoulders. 0 7>4 uj! 0 7\
" Sides. 0 !>:t4 Cx> 010
Lard. 0 7 ?* OS
Smoked Boof.. 015 015^
Sugars?Brown. 0 sUfc f* 0 ?'?
Off A. 0 ">';, @ (I 53d
Conf.Staudard A. O 5^fc @ 0 6%
Granulated. 0 U & (? 6^
Coffees?Rio. 0 14 (<+ 0J<1
LaGauyra. 014 a 03b
Java. O 17 <u; 0 22
Molasses B. S. 015 r,c 0 3IJ
" C. B. 0 17 @ 0 1
Sugar Syrups. 0 1S @ 0 30
Herring, Eastern, per bbl... 3 50 (4 4 50
Potomac No. 1. 4 50 (& 5 00
Mackerol, small,per bbl. ooo @ 0(MJ
" No. 3, medium... 3<> 00 H L050
No. ?, largo fat... 32 00 @ 14 00
" No. 2. 35 00 (a. 18 00
Clovor Seed. 4 25 (ia ? 25
Timothy . 2 35 (a) 2 25
Plaster, ground,por ton. 4 75 (<5 .r< 00
Ground iu bags. 5 75 ? (J Ol!
Lump. 3 CO ds 3 75
Salt?G.A. (Liverpool). 0 75 080
Fine. 1 20 @ 3 30
Tnrk'a Island. 3 35 @ 120
Wool?Long unwashed. 0 22 Co 0 24
Washed. 0 30 rj 0 32
Moriuo, unwashed. 0 20 (y) 021
Do. Washed. 0 30 @ 0 32
8amac. 0 70 ? 0 7">
Hay. 1100 (a) 13 CO
Cut do.:. is (Ki in 00
Wheat Bran ^ ton ^ ear . 18 25 ia) 18 75
Brown Middlings " 1H(m> ? 1850
Whito Middlings " 2000 @ 2100
Hominy Chc?p " 3!)?K) W 20 00
Cotton Seed Meal " 23 50 u 24 00
Flour is ,'irm aud steady, with a fair jol
demand, well distributed as to grade. The V, i
markets for a day or two past have been : vet
caused by a squeeze in May future? in ( ..
hut the advance has not beon fully follow I
other markets aud is entirely speculate,. .
nothing to create an upward movement
visible supply still being very large and tin
eigu demand only moderately active fort:
son; the offerings on 'Changocontinue very bid i .
duo mainly to tho wretched condition ol the
.ountry roads, rendering delivery at sbipjing
points almost impossible. Corn Is quiet and on
changed. Bye and Oats aro firm. Prod
without quotable change.
Baltimore, March !>.?Cotton ?r.-r. snd
middling9%. Flour active and firm; H
street and Western super f250a3 1"
$3 25a3 75 ; do family $4 00a 4 00 ; Citj M
super $2 50a3 00 ; do extra $3 25a3 75 do B
brands $4 50a4 75 ; Patapsco superlative pateol
$5 45; do family S515. Wheat
nominally firmer: red 92a93: amber 94?1W
Western irregular and quiet; No 2 wint
spot UVtebV^ ; March 93 1^91 *,; Ma> ''-':,
92-,5; June 92^t93. Corn?Southern firn
quiet; white 4Sa48?^ ; yellow 47a474 ; H
firmer and quiet; mixed spot 4tJ"^a4?:,1 M u
40%a4G"o; April 46%a47^; May ?I7r-1'.
steamer 45%a46. Oats steady; Southern snd
Pennsylvania 34a38; Western whin
do mixed 34a30. Rye tirm at 58a60. H;-.v d il
prime to choice Western $llal."?. Provi
quiet and nominally steady.. Me?3 Pork, ? !
$16; new, $19 50a20. Bulk-meats-shouldcrs
and clear rib sides side:i packed 7,.>sH. Bacon?
shoulders 8a8'y : clear rili sides OC: bami I :
al4. Lard?retiucd SuS'^. Butter"firm; West?
ern packed 16a23'; creamerv 26a32. I
steady at 35135'^ Coffee steady and dull: kio
cargoes ordinary to lair 34al4'v Sogar steady
A soft ~>\ Whiskey nominally steady at $1 2 ?
Chicago, March 9?10:30 a. m ? Msv W ?
dropped hack to 84%, rallied to 85^j and
held at 853^. Shortly arter the opening this
morning a big speculative inten was
in Corn and a sharp advance iu values followed
the prici.- for May opened \c highe: st l"1'-'
dropped off to 40>i. bnt the execution < s
buying orders sent tin price up to 4 I '?_ id
market now rests at 4?jjj Mai I ' I bas !'
vanced to $7 0? May Oats 2I)1 ":
sold at $20 50.
New Yobs, March 9.?Cotton quiet;
9 33-36 ; Orleans 30; future* steady. Floor
and firm. Wheat higher. Corn better. Pork
firm at $35 25al5 75. Lard firmer at $7 92Mi
fOKl' OF ALEXANDRIA," MARCH '?>. 1??"
Snn rises...?...G 20 | Snn sets." \
Stmp J Gibaon, New York, to F A Bi I -
Str Conoho, Williamston, N C, to P rry, Sntoo'
Str Conoho, Baltimore, by Perry, Smoot A '