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TULTRSDAY EVENING, MARCH 10
For this section fair weather, -.tationary toai
perature aud northerly winds.
M ydraulion Steam Fire Engine Co.?
Au adjourned meetiog was held last night,
Richard L. Carne, President, in tho chair,
and Herbert L. Ramey, Secretary. Two
\ oung men were nominated for active mem?
bership. The principal business was the
adoption of a new uniform, which was satis?
factorily accomplished. The old Are hat is
to bo discarded for a white leather heiinet
with gilded ridges, having the same front
and decorations, and the shirt is to be light'
blue, of the shade and pattern of that worn
ia the parades of 1SS0 and 1SS2, the old
belt and black pantaloons being retained.
Mr. Charles A. Vohe is to receive money
for it in instalments, and every member is
to provide himself with it by the first of!
August next, when the Hydraulion will bo
aeain a very handsomely equipped com?
pany. Members selling uniforms to any
but other members are to be expelled, and
those using them for other than legitimate
purposes are to be fined, which, it is hoped,
will prevent the company from being again
caught unprepared for parade, as it wsb ou
the22d ult. It has now about forty active
members, all well conducted aud active
\onng men, and is ia very effective Condi
1>k. Cordon at the Second Presbyterian
Church yesterday gave a most searching
aud instructive talk at 4:30 p. m. on the
text "The effeotual fervent prayer of a right?
eous man availeth much." He showed this
to be a promise to any believer in Christ,
tuch are all righteous in God's eight. But
our prayers must be fervent, the earnest ex?
pression of a real, felt want. They must
also be efiectual, that is energizing?ener
tjsziog u3, setting us actively to work to
bring about the ends for which we pray.
Pointed and searching application of the
doctrine was made, and the whole subject
clearly and happily illustrated. At night
tbe l'octor preached a most solemn and ten?
der sermon from the text "It shall be more
tolerable for Sodom in tbe day cf judgment
than .'or thee." It was a strikingly clear
compurisi-u of the elements of the sin which
destroyed the inhabitants of Sodom, with
the sin which all sinners commit who in
ibis day reject Chris'. The discourse was
as plain as could he, very tender, profound?
ly solt ma, and had tho closest attention of
the congregation, from beamtiing to end.
Work at the Midland Shops.?The
work for rebuilding a locomotive at the
.Midland shops is nearly finished. The en?
gine, which will go on the W., O. et W.
branch, is a model and reflects credit on the
Passenger coach 77S and postal cars 74
and 432 are being renovated and repainted.
The work of demolishing old freight cars
and several old locomotives of the Loudoun
load is in progress.
The men are on full time.
Several new postal cars from the Jackson
Sharp Compauy have recently arrived and
will go on the line in a few days.
A locomotive shed has been erected at
;>.<? \V., (>. & W. yards, to take the place of
the old round houso recently demolished.
The yards are being cleared up also.
The Maryland Ferry Boat.?As stated
ia yesterday's Gazette a meetiug of
the stockholders of the Alexandria Ferry
Company is to be held to night, at the
chamber of the Board of Aldermen, to con?
sider an offer that hus been mado for tho
purchase of the steamboat Virginia. It is
hoped that the company will take into con?
sideration tho necessity of keeping up regu?
lar communication with tho Maryland
shore, opposite, and remember that if the
r-ttauit'oai is taken oil' tho line, it will very
materially interfere with communication
and drive oil what of trade thore is with the
part of Maryland lying immediately oppo?
site this city. Every thing should bo done
to encourage trade aud no obstacles thrown
in tho way.
PruiM--The feast of P::rim began last
evening at sundown, but no services were
held in the Synagogue bore. The festival
derives its uauis* from the Hebrew word
pur, aignifyinjj a lot, and is so called from
tue faor that lots were cast to see UDon what
day the Jews should be massacred at Ira?
nian's request. The choice fall upon tho
fourteenth day of tho month of Adur. How
the m^scro was prevented by the intor
cession of Mordecai and Either is a familiar
story, ami is related iu full in tho book of
Esther. This is read at both a.-rvices held
ia honor of the day. Among the Israelites
it is a day of groat joy, and is celebrated by
ttiving and receiving presents, and especial
lv io remembering th<? poor. All kinds of
festivities are indulged in.
ERSONAL. .Miss Mabel Kingsley, of New
Haven, Conn , who is both beautiful and
fascinating, is i-ponding some timo with her
friends. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Dolaoo, at No.
2CS King street.
Col. J. R. Nicklin is quite sick at his
home, on Washington 9treet.
Senator Sawyer was in the ci y jesterduy
looking after his interest in lh? bri-.-k yard,
near here, which ho and Mr. Merritt recent?
ly beucht. Before leaving for his home, in
Wisconsin, be directed his attorney, Mr. J.
K.Cdton, to dispose of the property.
Miss Roberta C?no has gone to H?gers
lowD, Md., on a visit to frieDds.
The LODDOUN Livestock Association.
? At a meeting of the stockholders of the
l.oudoun Live Stock Exhibition Association
held in Leesburg on last Saturday, E. B.
Harrisou was elected President, Arnos
Hughes, 1st Vice President; E. F. Burch,
'-1 i Vice-Presitlect; N. S. Pursel, Treasurer;
W. I). Hempstone, Secretary and a full
board of directors. The 13th, I4th, and 15th
of September were fixed as the days for
holding the next fair.
Police Report.?Last night was cloudy
wiih rain until about 12 o'olock. There
wrre eleven lodgers but no prisoners at the
A while bey, arrested for an assault on a
companion, was dismissed, and the cotn
p'Hiuaut lined $2.
Six boys arrested for playing on the cars
of ihe A. and F. railway, were released on
their; remise not to do so again.
Great Council I. O. R. M.?The great
conu. il I 0. R. M., of Virginia, will be held
in this city on the 12th of May next. At
this session of the council the various grand
officers will be elected and other business of
iutcrest re'ating to the welfare of the order
01'alikied.?Mr. J. C. Creigbion, who
was on Tuesday night elected Chief Engi?
neer of the Fire Deparment, vice E. H.
O'Btien resigned, to day qualified before the
aTayor and assumed the duties of his office,
"IVomau and Her Diseases"
is the tttle of an interesting illustrated
treatise AGO pages) seut, post-paid, for 10
cents ia stamps. Address World's Dispen?
sary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y.
p*t*KoTTfiE.?a meeting of the stockholders of
tke Alexandria Ferry Company will be held to?
morrow ^hnrsday i oveiiiuR at s o'clock at the
chamber of the Board of Aldermen.
?Jt ?. s. Leadueatkr, PlQ3'ldcnt.
fSSr Thorn will be a called mcelint' of Oriental
Lodge, No. 6, K. of P., at tbeir ball, Thursday
evening, March 10th, at T'w o'clock. Business of
importance to all members and a foil attendance
mhS3i W.H.Sm rrn.ee.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
French's, 93 and 95 King st.
Two hundred thousand ENVELOPES, all sizes
aud grades ; the cheapest lino cvor oll'tred in this
T. ive hundrpd TAPETERIES frc:u 10? to $3
A very lar-o stock of TABLETS and PADS:
more than a hundred styles anil si tea, from le up.
In -;to--k the liest, and cheapest and most varied
line of BLANK BOOKS in the State. Everything
from tho lareest Ledgers and Journals; all si::es
and styles of binding down to tho smallest Fa3S
A full line of NOTE, LETTER, BILL HEADS
A f?ll I'm- in Mock of WARD'S ROY.\L IRISH
LINEN NOTES and EN LOPES and fifty other
styles, all grades dowu to good Noto Paper at 50c
Everything else in COMMERCIAL STATION?
ERY u ually found in the largest establishments.
mhlO GEO. E. FRENCH.
The annual meeting of the
ALEXANDRIA MARINE RAILWAY AND SHIP
will be held at tho Corn Exchange TUESDAY,
April 5th, 1SS7, at 11 o'clock a. m.
JUSTUS SCHNEIDER, Secretary.
rpWO GENTLEMEN cau 1.3 accommodated with
a large airy ROOM aud BOARD at No. 10 N.
Washington street. Also TABLE BOARDERS
wanted. [mh!' lmj Mrs. A. HURDLE.
giUU 10 OtH'U working for us. Agents
preferred who can furnish their own horses and
give their whole time to the business. Sparc mo
menlsmaybe profitably employed also. A few
vacam ies in town and cities. B. F. JOHNSON &
co., 1013 Main st., Richmond,Vs. [mh2 d&twlm
LD APPLE VINEGAR and WHITE WINE
VINEGAR, extra strength, for sale by
v-2 J. C. MILBURN.
FRESH ITALIAN MACARONI, Breakfast Hom?
iny and New York Beans iust received.
ort-2o geq. McBurney & son.
POTATO CHIPS, in balf-pound boxes, received
?ov2 J. C. MILBURN
STRICTLY PURE GROUND SPICES received
decl3 _J. C. MILBURN.
CHLORITE, an elegant preparation for chapped
hands aud lips, for sale by
jau7 J. D. H. LUNT.
WHITE WASH BRUSHES, Garden Bakes
Hoes, Trowels, &c.?a full stock now at
mh2-i J. F. CARLIN & S0N8'.
^ue Norton Shipbuilding Company.?
1 ; i !bl io the south of the buildings owned
'?\ . o Virginia Iron Shipbuilding Company
h a- n day leased by that company to the
; Xotii .. Shipbuilding Company, of Virginia
and Wr?t Virginia, for a term of two years,
j with the option of purchase at the expira?
tion of that time. Mr. Norton, of the N. S.
? B Company, was in the city to day with C.
E Moody, ot the V. I. B. B. Company, und
signed the lease. Mr. Norton says he iu
tends e.t once io commence operations in
this city by building life-saving boats and
other apparatus, for which he has extensive
patents, and in a short time will have a
number of hands at work. He also says he
expects in a few weeks to lay the keel of a
7? foot yacht here. Mr. Norton is now en
ssged in building boats in Philadelphia, but
intends transfer ring all of his business to
this city. Mr. Moody is much pleased with
Mi Norton's patents, and as stated yester?
day ha? iaUeu stock in the company" Mr.
.Im vis Paltou, ex-Commissioner of Naviga?
tion, who is Interested in the company, was
in the city to day with Messrs. Norton and
Moody. " _ ' _
Complaint Against Bridges.?Mr. S. T.
Abert, United States agent, reports that the
railroad bridge, ucder the control of the
Richmond und Danville Railroad Company,
built across the Pamunky river, at White
House, about thirty miles above West Point,
interferes with free and safe navigation.
The complaint made is that the channel
through the draw is too narrow, and that
the bridge is not perpendicular to the line
of the current A similar objection is repoit
ed to tho biidge built by tho Alexandria
and Fredericksburg Kailrond over Xe
absco creek. This creek enters the Po?
tomac river about twenty-two miles helow
Thh Braddock House Injunction Case.
Judge Meade in chambers this evening
heaid argument ou the motion to dissolve
the injunctoin granted by him a few days
since restraining J. R. Robbins and wife,
from interfering with Paul E. Dorsey in the
management of the Braddock House. Capt.
O. A. Musbbach represented Dorsey and
Mr. A. W. Armstrong, Robbins. Numerous
affidavits, etc., were tiled, showing a wide
disagreement between the parties. Tho case
waH in progress at 5 o'clock.
Badge Recovered.?During a difficulty
io tbi3 city on the 22d of February officer
Bettice in making an arrest had his badge
stolen from him. Lt. Smith went to the
police authoiities about the matter and this
morning Officer Bettice received a note from
Washington stating that his badge had been
found and could be had by calling for it.
Delegate Elected.?At a members
meeting oi tho M. P. Church last night, Mr
J. R. Caton was elected delegate and Mr
N. S. Greenaway alternate to the Maryland
Annual Conference, which meets at Easton
on the 6th of April.
Will Accept.?It is learned that Mr.
Carl E. Grammer will probably accept the
professorship at the Theological Seminary
recently tendered him, though he will not
enter upon his duties as professor until next
Appointment.?Mr. George Dix, who for
seventeen years has been connected with
the W. & O. Railroad, has been appointed
nipht clerk at the office of the A. ?S: F. Rail?
way in this city and will enter upon his du?
ties to night.
"Yes; I shall break the engagement," she
said, foldiug her arms and looking defiant;
"it is really too much trouble to converse
with him; he's as deaf as a post, and talks
like ho had a mouthful of mush. Besides,
the way he hawks and spits is disgusting."
"Don't break the engagement for thai: tell
him to take l>r. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. Tt
will cure him completely." "Well, I'll tell
him. I do hate to break it otT, lor in nil other
recpects he'squite too charming" Of course,
it cured his catarrh.
Mrs, Emily S. Si-ion, wife of Sir. J. Hen?
ry Sisson, died at her home in Washington
yesterday, aged 51 years.
It was the German steamer Rhein, from
Bremen for Baltimore, which was reported
ashore on Hog Island yesterday.
Mr. Jos. S. Redd, a well known citizen of
Londoun county, died at his home in Aldie
last Saturday night, in about the Ctlth 5 car
of his age.
A horse attached lo a cart loaded with
barrels ran away on Priuce street yesterday
evening scattering the barrels in every di?
rection and creating considerable excite
Among the many spoken of to succeed
Judge MacArthur, of the District of Colum?
bia Court, is Judge John T. Goolrick, of
Frederieksburg, now Third Assistant Poet
Col. Andrews and Mr. Cdbell, ih? recent
ly appointed superintendent s.nd engineer
of the W. aud 0. division of the R. and D.
railway, went over the former road this
morning on a trip of inspection..
The officers of the Richmond and Dan?
ville Railroad Company in this city think
that the recent railroad deal, by which the
Baltimore and Ohio becomes a part of the
same system of roads controlled by the Rich?
mond and Danville Co., will redound to the
interests of Alexandria.
The nineteenth century has provided the
greatest Reman of them all, Salvation Oil.
It kills pain.
Amusements.?Theatre gosis are very
l able to contract a severe cough or cold. A
safe and reliable cure is Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup. Price 25 cts.
MONETARY AND COMMERCIAL.
New Yokk, .Mar. 3 0 ? I ho stock market open?
ed quiet but firm this morning, first prieos being
generally small fractions ahovo the closing figures
of last evening. As usual of late, tho bulk of the
business waa restricted to a few stocks, Richmond
and West Point being decidedly active, with a
moderate trading in four or fivo other stocks and
the n-maindcr very dull. Prices were generally
steady to firm, but tluctuations woro narrow and
unimportant and the gains inado were for small
fractions only. Then- wa3 no cbaBge in the
character of the market, aud at 31 o'clock it waa
quiet but firm at the advances n.ade. Money
easy at 3 Va-1.
Rai.tikoue, Mar. !<>.?Virginia 6a consolidated
53^; pest-duo coupons ?: 10-40s with coupon
I-1?,: now ;>s ? lid to-day.
Alexandria Market. March 10, 3937.?
Flour is steady, with a hardening tendoucy.
Wheat is titm and in better demand, especially
for piime tliuty lots: futures may be noted a
shade higher but irregular, with but little in?
crease in the volume of sales. Corn, Ryo and Oa'.a
ire fairly active. Eggs are oasy and unchanged.
Other produce continues iu light receipt and good
Baltimore, Match 30.?Cotton higher; mid?
dling!'^. Flour lirm and fairly active. Whoat
?Southern lirm : red 92h!'2; amlier 93a!'4: No 1
Maryland 9.'i asked; Western lower, closing quiet;
No 2 winter red spot aud March 90a90% ; April
ill asked ; May 92a92%; Juno !'l*ia!?2^. Corn
?Somborn steady and quiet; white 48a-S1^;
yellow 47al7'v>: Western easier ; mixed spot-10;l4
itsked ; March 4C%?46% ; April 46%a46Yg; May
?lBa4S'v: steamer 451fca4G. Oats stoady and
quiet; Southern and lY-nna ?".la.'>8; Western
white 37a39; do mixed :5ta:>i;. Ryo lirm at 58a
GO. Provis;ons quiet and steady. Eggs lower at
14Val5. Whiskey steady at $l23al 24. Other
Cuit .voo. March 10?9:45 a. in ?May Wheat
ripened thi \ morning at 84*^ and sold up to 84%.
An avalauche of selling orders came on the mar?
ket, bow. vor, which caused a panic among tome
holders and a break to 83 occurred during the
first three minutes of trading. Tho market then
reacted to G3'fc. The trading continues on a
veiy large sca'e
11:30 a. m.?Wheat becamo moro quiet after
first half hour. May delivery advancing to 83%,
with .rune at 82%. Tho activity in Corn con?
tinue* with hiebor prices, May delivery being
quoted at 42%. May Oats 29%. May Lard
s- 11~>,, There is no trading in Pork.
New YOBK, Starch 10.?Cotton firm ; uplands
!' 13-16; Orleans 10; futures steady. Flonr.juict
and steady. Wheat better. Com higher. I'ork
tirm at ."rl"? 25al5 75. Lard lirm at $7 90.
DOZEN NANTICOKE TOMATOES, very
line goods, just received by
nov23_.1. C. MILBURN.
TRICTLY PURE CIDER VINEGAR, extra
strength, for pickling, for sale by
cpl.'l J. C. MILBURN.
FINEST IMPORTED SARDINES, with paten:
openers, for salo by
ant! 1O UL'O. M. 'iirRNEYJc 3(>N__
1"U"AS-Having bought largoly of Teas, care
. fully selected, 1 am -filing the sanio vcrv low.
gep23 .1. c. MII.nCRN.__
CHEAP SOAP?7 cakes Higgins'Standard Soap,
12 ounces each, fur 25c at
jan!3 J. C.ALTLBTJRN'8.
GARDEN WHEEL BARROWS?Wo have strong
and substantial Wheel narrows at a low price.
mh24 .1. F. CARLIN & SONS.
A LAU A t) RAP KS and CAPE CCD CRAN?
BERRIES just received.
0Ct20 _ G E(). McBURN E y & SON.
i .v r. MO RLE ys DOUBLED -?'Led sc
'. per Stout Brocaded Half ^0se, at
nov24 A-Tos B. sla'y.makkr'3.
<yiLZ CLOCKED BLACK HALF HOSE, Heavy
kJ and Fine, at
nov24 AMOS B. SLAYMAKER'S.
NEW CURRANTS and CRANBERRIES just
oct20 J. C. MILBURN.
QAAfi FOUNDS PURE, DARK BUCKWHEAT
OX)HU FLOUR just received by
nov-'lO _J: C. MILBURN.
NEW RAISINS. CURRANTS, PRESERVES
and JELLIES for salo by
nov8 J. C. MILBURN.
RED WARRIOR CHOPPING AXE8, wholesale
and retail, at 88 King, corner of Royal at.
dcc9 J. T. CREIGHTON & SON.
NICE WARM MUFFLE BS and WTOOLEN
SCARFS for men and boys at
decs_AMOS b. SLAYMAKER'3.
SUGAR-CURED HAMS, SHOULDERS and
BREAKFAST PIECES, choice, just received by
apt'. _J. C. MILBURN.
EW RAISINS, nuts, ORANGES, LEMONS,
&c, &c, just received by
nov30 _ _J. C. MILBURN.
tTTbULS NEW HOMINY and HOMINY GRITS
1V just received by
DRIED CORN, Diied Green Peas. B. E. Peas,
Hominy and Beans for sale low by
feblC .'. ('. MILBURN.
OOL HOODS, SCARFS. MITTS and Ginvcs
in every quality and color, at
dec7_AMOS B. SLAYMAKER'3.
HOICE MACKEREL and POTOMAC ROE
HERRING for sale by
feb24 _J. C. MILBURN.
FANCY NO. 1 MACKEREL, and Nca. 2 and 3
feb23 _._McBurney s.
LBS PURE BUCKWHEAT FLOUR for
sale low by
jan3 _J. C. MILBURN.
DRIED PEAC?E3, peeled and unpeeled, and
bright Dried Apples tor sale by
feblO_J. C. MILBURN.
EiRESH BUT 1 ER and EGG3 for sale low by
feb24_ J. c MILBURN.
EATHER DUSTERS of all kinds at
feb25 AMOS B. SLAYMAKER'3.
C. L. T.
100 POUNDS FANCY
Clarke & Warren Co.'s
IX CAPS AT FIFTEEN CENTS.
G. WM. RAMSAY,
30 BOXtS CHOICE FLORIDA OEANGES
?20 BOXES (.?? ID 3I< ILY 0EANGE3
An.l a s;ih11 lot of
GOOD MALAGA GRAPES.
Just received au.l for sale low '?>?
C. WM. RAMSAY.
JUST ?ECEIVED BY
C. WM. RAMSAY.
Just recoived by
G. WM. RAMSAY.
ANEW LINE OF BREAKFAST WARE to be
opened to-day of an entirely new and lovely
pattern which will bo suro to be popular aud
which you can match at any time and purchase
in as small a quantity a3 yen desire. Wo would
be glad to havo you examine these goods belore
purc hasing, as we aro makintr every effort to
please and take great care in offering th3 newest
goods on the market.
mh3_E. J. MILLER. SON & CO.
TEA SETS?Wo have just received the cheapest
line of CARLSBAD and FRENCH CHINA
TEA SETS ever offered in this city, of 44 and 56
piec-63 each, low-shaped cups and heavily gilded
and beautiful decorations. We aro snro of suiting
both your taste and pocket if you are in need of
anvtbing in this line.
mh8_E. J. MILLER, f ON & CO.
FROM AUCTION?1 package of ENGLISH
PRINTED CHAMBER SETS, two decorations
and four ?olors; very handsome and at only
$.'}.25 par set of 10 pieces Also a few seta of
SLIGHTLY DAMAGED GOODS at $2 each. A
rare bargain. Call early and iret tho pick of them
at [mhS] E. J.'MILLER, SON & CO.'S.
T rP " OB CANNON'S LIVER TONIC,
V^/.Lj. JL. posted on all the boxes, Ac, in
our streets, is a good medicine, and is for s?Ie by
feb25 E, S. LEADBEATER & BRO.
AAC EMBERS & CO.
Mr. Henry Schwarz now in New York for his Spring .Stock.
HATE OPENED THIS DAY
he MM and Fifty topftet Corsets at 90 cents.
Guaranteed by the Importer as to quality, shape and durability.
Is coming in rapidly, and in this special department we are ready to
take early spring orders.
Fit guaranteed ami prices second to none;
ISAAC EICHBERC * CO.,
Corner King and Royal Streets.
We hare had sent us from Now York an immense lot of
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S HOSE.
ALSO A VERY LARGE LIKE OF HALF HOSE.
Dver 1.000 pairs in all, which we are selling at less than one tu.ro of
heir real value. For the goods worth V2\, 25, .?)7o, 50, 75 and $1 we
ire only asking 6, S, 10, 12*, 15, 20 and 20c.
Among the many other desirable goods into which we have put the
knife you will find a large quantity of both cheap and line
That have been greatly reduced and in many cases to one half of their
"We are offering a splendid quality of
NAPKINS AT $1.50
that would be bargains at S'2. We still have a few of the
in the market. No better bargain ever offered than our 20c towel,
and our line towels in lots of 1 for $2 and $2 25 are exceptionally de?
worth 37.1c have been reduced from the low price of 20c to the very
low price of 15c.
THE PULLMAN BUSTLE
has created quite a stir among the ladies, and the demand for them is
growing every day. We will always keep a good assortment.
have been added to our stock, and purchasers will always find us with
a full line at popular prices.
We have-increased our already large line of CORSETS by the addi?
tion of several new makes,
A choice line of 4-4 WAMSUTTA always on hand.
J. E. TACKETT,
NOS. 107 AND 109 KING STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VAJ