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ALEXANDRIA VA. I
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The Electi'n To-I)av.—An election was ,
heltl in this city to-day for city and tounty .
officers, pursuant to tbe notice which has
been published in I his paper for some weeks
The election was held under the supjrui
feendlsnos of the following commissioners, &C.:
First Ward—Commissioners —James Van-
Bint, Samuel Tucker and .John Kvelyth —
Conductor —I. B. Lovejoy. Clerk—Win. VV
Second Ward—Commissioners—Robt 11.
Wade. .1. T Taylor. Conductor— C. C. Wade,
Clerk —Edward Henry.
Third Ward—Commißtfioners—S. Shinn,
Lewis McKenzie, Wm. Arnold. C muuetor j
—T. J. Edelin. Clerk—J. Roberts. I
Fourth Ward—E II Dclahay, Thos D*vy.
er. Conductor—A. J. Ogden. Clerks—T. j
A. Stoutenburg, F. A. Augustine.
Everything connected with the voting j
passed off quietly, and, at two o'clock, the 1
following persons had received all the votes
pulled. We append the number of votes
east for each candidate up to two o'clock :
Auditor —T. A. Stoutenburgh—97.
Collectors of Taxes -Northern District, G.
Southern District—Oscar C. Wiiitllesey—;
Measurer of Wood and Bark—William W. ;
mjiiss oner of Streets—C. it. Grimes— i
Superintendent of Gas—Thus. Dwyer—97* .
Measurer of Lumber—Win. lt. Howard \
Clerk of the M trket— Juo. P. Whitem-.re
Chief Vj gin ear p| the Eire Department— j
J iln. Birrell—97.
Guager—l. B. L'vjoy—97.
CItT C DMCIL.
Fii.4 Ward — Bard of Aldermen—Stephen
Shinn ; ml James Vausant— 21 each.
B-ard of Common Coum* I —Saui'l Baker, :
Garrett ilulst, Jas. F. Carliu and JAm Eve
Second Ward—Board o! Aldermen —Jno
T. Armstroop us.d Andicw Jaraieuufi—lol
Hoard bfCoQJunbn Council'—Jas L. Dyson,
Ji bu T. T■•yloi", Samuel Boynti n and I lias.
B. Shirley—l|) each.
Third VVard —Board of Alderman— Allen
C. Harmon and J. Tacey—43 each.
Board ot Common Council—Henry S Mar
tin, 6. F." Beach, S. N. Garwood arid.dumn*
A. Stjiuonburgb—l3 each.
Fourtit Ward—Board ol Aldeniieu—-An
dit: **■ J. '.V'ylic and Robert Bell, Sen,—23
Board ol Common Council—Win D. Mas
sey, Culeo S. Halloweil, Samuel Sidobottom
and wto. Arnold—23 each.
Sheriff— KJward Burcbell—97.
Commissioner of ilie Revenue— X lward 11.
Cloik ot County Coiin—Jefferaou Tacey
County ConstabteS —Thomas I. Edeien,
W.,i. Basbby, T. H. StU*wa4l— 97 each. J. :
JUSTICES OF THE I'EACE.
First Magisterial District—Lewis MeKett-I
lie, Sam. Tucker, Char. Noland and J. C. I
Second Magisterial District—John T. fay-!
lor, J. T. Armstrong, SjuTl B.vn ni, Hugh
MoGinnis —10 ea c h
Third Magisterial Diptrict- Tins. Moh.ds. |
J. C. Clark, Waiter L Perm, Banrf S. Mar- j
t'n —43 each.
Fourth Magisterial District—Chas. Ware,!
Robert Bell, Sen., Wm. N Berkley, Samuel ■
Tbe following is the total vote polled in j
each ward up to two o'clock:
First Ward 21
Second Ward Id
Third V/ard 43
Job Printing neatly and expeditiously ex
ecuted at the Alexandria Gazette office.
Rblioi i;s Services.—The Protestant Bpls- I
copal churches in thin city are without p-iH
tore, but nevertheless, services are held oeca- '
-ionnlly at Grace church by some of the mm. I
isters of that denomination, which are atten
ded by nil thnt remain nf the three large
congregations which, but eight months since,
crowded Christ, St. Paul's and Grace church
es. To-night services and a lecture will take
place at the lecture room of St. Paul's church,
Pitt. Street. The services will commence
at seven o'clock, and will, doubtless, be
Military Court. —The Military Court
held its usual session at the Court House
this morning, Judge Freese presiding. The
military cases were much fewer than usual
and wpre soon disposed of. Some civil police
cases also occupied the time of the Court, hut
were adjourned for final adjudication till to
Tin River —There have been no arrivals
worth notice since our last issue. A large
government transport came down from Wash,
ington. and is delivering heavy freight at the
wharf of tbe New York and Virginia Screw
Steamship Company. A quantity of
provision has been taken from the United
States storehouses, and enrrird off by rail
Stiij, Aground.—The U. S' steamer Van- j
kee (not the Freeh >m, as published yester- !
day) still remains aground on the *nnd bar J
at the mouth of Hunting Greek. All efforts-!
to relieve her have thus far proven unavail
Tiie Countersign-.— We learn that oh Wed.
nosday nights the police guard" are Instruct- ;
ed to allow free passage thvonuh tbe greets
of the city, without pass or co'intarsitfii, un
til eleven o'clock. On other nights; urn
o'clock is the hour fixed, after which a pass
or countersign is required.
Late Foreign New 3
The .steamship Norwegian Iras arrived at
Portland wild one day later i.hws tr« in Ku
rooe, Siie left Lhcrnool on the 7tl\ sad
Londonderry on the Bth insi. The dales of
OottNß in the Liverpool market dutttM the
week have beeu t>»> 000 biles, übd the market
cli.es buoyant. Breads'ult's v.cie latitat bn4n
steady, and provisions d'oopjng. No change
had taken id.ice in AmerUan <--ec unties.— .
The English Government bad rde**eds large '
shipment uf ball cartridge* to Csnadj,
thi Ugh a previdUS order M send cut Arm
strong guns had been reminded, The most
important intelligence from the Continent is
the announcement that the .Emperor of Aus
tria bed adj-essed a letter co the Chancellor
ot Hungary, directing a BUSpenalpD of ihe
civil office*. We have further particulars
with regard to the expedition to Mexico.—
BngJand, Prance and Spain are to furnish, I
according to thi' Paris papers, equal naval ;
powers. The United States will lie invited I
to join 'bo three Europeau Powers. Jt is
not proposed to occupy permanently any
portion of Mexican territory. The number ,
of forces raeh nation is to land will be ; n ,
proportion to the number of subjects of each
Power in Mexico. In this respect Spain
Tbe Paris Moniteur. in alluding to the j
oet-upa'ion of the valley of Peppes, iv Svvit- I
■errand, says the French government never j
entertained the idea of determining by :
force or military occupation tho territorial i
question pending between France and Svvit- |
■erland, and does not doubt that a frank
explanation with the Federal Council will |
lead to a solution of tbe difficulty. The j
Paris Presse asserts that ihe occupation of
the Valley by the French troops still con- 1
The New York World commenting upon
jClen. Patterson's defences of his campaign
lon the Upper Potomac, referred to elsewhere,
and which it seems to think exonerates him
from the blame which some were disposed to
throw on "him, says:—"Nothing can be
gained by lookiog anxiously to see where the
responsibility, removed from his shoulders,
at last falls. If old age had benumbed fa
culties whose youthful and whose manly
vigor were all laithlully spent in the service
of the country, or if traitorous and unsus
spected subordinates near the person of an
old man bedeviled his work, let it pass."
The New Orleans Crescent pi the 9th,
; says : —"Pa-sing by the talk on battles and
' disruption* in the army, we come t* the '
; steady increasing scarciiy of breads! uffs ar.d
I other necessaries of life. Even tho article
'of rice, which is selling in Charleston and
Savannah at 2\ to 3 cents per pound, is now
retailing here at 7] Ot*. per pound "
The Galveston News learns from all
souioes that, there is a prospect of abundant
pork in the interior of Texas.
Gen. Carroll, id' Tennessee, has received
orders from Richmond to march immediate
ly to the support of Zollicoffer.
Gov. Brown, of Georgia, in his message
to the Legislature, recommend} an advance
of two-thirds the value of cotton, by planters,
and that the State pay the war lax and sub.
scribe to the construction of a direct Euro
peau steamship line. Georgia has fifty regi
ments in the held.
The Philadelphia papers co tain numer
ous extracts trom letters received in tha
city within a day or two IVom the Federal
prisoners at Richmond who were captured at
the battle of Bali's Bluff, near Leesburg.'
The letters give full accounts of the battle
and the names ol ihe prisoners taken, and
although acknowledging good treatment at
i the bauds ot their captors, the writers hope
j for a sperdy release through an exchange ol
It is well 'said, that the best and bravest
I men, on both sides, engaged in the present
war, aio those most anxious to mitigate iti
I evils, to lesaeu iis horrors, and to protect
Hie peaceable from wrong and injury."
The Putiadelphia Journal, a strong Union
a d Adniiii's:ration paper, and an ardent ad
v uaia ho- tlie prosecution of the present
war, d-.ioao.ls that immediate arrangements
for an exchange of primmer;;. hould he made
by tbe belligerents, and objects to any "rid
t y,ti" liii.'v allies on the side of the United
■ States government. It says it Is aware
"that Sophists at Washington are very nerv
oo- about, recognising the Cooiederaies as
beiligtivMs, and abb nigh this is very well j
according t<» theory, it works very badly in |
practice, itttd the probability is, that the
caprure of a few of the sticklers for theories
•w .uhl Work a Wonderful change in their,
I Much excitement exists in St. L >vis on
I account of the arrest of Gen. Mclvinairy.
Tbe Gewevwl was arrested at Chamois Sta
tion, by Ct|it. Si.er'')an. upon the order of
Major-Geaeral MoOlellan, and served through
Gen. Curtis. Upon the arrival of the train,
Geo. MuKinstry was taken to the arsenal
laad confined in cl'>se quarters, the orders
being positive that he should not be permit
ted to hold conversation with any person, not
even his own family.
The Fremont Body Quard arc yet uncer
tain what will he done with them. They
have never received any pay, and arc grca'
ly in need f olotb'-ag. They feel indignant
at ail their officers for the treatment they re
-1 ceived at their bands, and at a fitting time
: their card, containing nil tho grievances
against, Z.igoni anil others, will be made
I public. They continue to manifest their at-
I tnchmeat tor Gen. Fremont.
The utmost activity prevails about the
i War Department, and important movements
j will soon take place at the West, as well as
: South. On Sunday afternoon, live hundred
1 seamen, under Commander Wainwrigbt
I took the cars for Cairo, where they will join
! Commodore Footc's flotilla. Some of them
| havobeen manning the guns at Shuter's Hill.
There are contradictory accounts as to the
| efficiency of the blockade. The New Or
| leans Crescent says that as tar as that port
'■ is concerned, hardly any vessels can come
in. The Charleston and Savannah papers
say that there nr constant arrivals and de
partures Ir. m places on the Southern Coast.
The secession merchants in Havana affirm
that the blockade is inefficient.
Tbe two German papers of St. Louis have
been notified that unless they cease their at
tacks on the. Administration for its late ac
tion in the case of Fremont, and for other
exceptionable articles, the publication of
their issues will be suppressed.
An arrangement is abt ut to be entered : .r<
to by which all the British minors who have
enlisted in tbe V. 8. army are to be returned
ro thr*ir rwipsctivs homes. Many of theen
youngsters have volunteered (rem Canada,
:intl as Lord Lyons is not now in th»» very
bass of humors, he has demanded that they
shit 11 be returned.
On Sunday, seven oyster pangiesattempt*
ed to ran the blockade of the Potomac, on
their way down the river. Six of tb'tn
passed without interruption, but tbe seven til
ran too near the Virginia shore, and the lot
teries from Quantico to Cboppowamslc were
opened. Twenty shots were fired a' i.ba
pungy, three of which passed through her
sai's, but her hull was uninjured. She was,
however, compelled to put back to Indian
Rev. Mr. Leech, of the Methodist Episco
pal Church, at present stationed upon the
Klkridge Circuit, and residing near Saudy
Spring, in Montgomery County, was arres
ted last week by the military. Ash ton Gar
rett, esij , of the same county, who was ar
rested on the Gib instant, has since hern
Tender of troops continue to be mado to
tbe War Department, and it is probable that
before the meeting of Congress tbe half mil
lion men authorized to be accepted will be
supplied. Offers of additional regiments o r
cavalry are declined, owing to a sufficiency
of that branch of the army.
It is believed that assurances have already
been given, through the U. S. Minister to
England, Mr. Adams, that the free access to
tbe cotton ports should be given this winter
to British vessels.
Charles W. Jefferds was arre-ted in Xiw
York on Sunday, and committed to the
Tombs, lie was indicted for tbe murder of
Walton, his step-father, and of Mr. John W.
Matthews. He was acquitted of the murder
of Walton sortie months since, and lias been
suffered to go at large upon bis own recogni
zance in the other matter. Additional evi
dence, it is Raid, has recently been discovei
cd which led to bis re-arrest.
Go. rge P. Buell, the army correspondent
of the Cincinnati Times, was arrested in
L lUisville on Friday last by the provost mar"
■hat. lt is stated that Mr. Hindi's offence
Consist* iv die publication in bis paper ol in
formation which has been prohibited by tbe
• Mr. Henry Davis, who left Norfolk, V*.
last week, publishes in ihe New Yolk Tri
bune that Norfolk is well defended On tho
I'.iV'smoutli side are miles of embankment,
with heavy puns from the navy yard, at in
tervals id' 100 yards. The camps are about
a half ni'ledi taut from each other. On the
Norfolk side, for five or six n,ili>-, batteries
inn along Princess Aim's loud, with similar
armament. The troops in and about Nor
folk are from North Carolina, South Caroli
na, Georgia, Alabama, and three regiments
from Petersburg, Va.
Captain Bonnet, with a party of the Lin
ooln cavalry, four miles within the. Ooftfedn*
crate pickets, in Fairfax c unty, reports that
many of Ihe dwellings, built in fine taste
and surrounded by beautiful gun. em- and
shrubbery, are deserted by owners, w bo have
not even taken care uf their contents. He
saw silver-ware and other Valuables X i'tg on
the tables and in the closets, the bu.idingi*
in all their appointments bearing evidence
of having been abandoned in haste. Many
ol ihe negroes he met, begged bint t>take
them into his c imp, and desired to go to the
There wis a very heavy white frost thie
morning. Ice formed on all the ponds aud
ftp REWARD. — LOST, between Alexandria
tjpt) aud thy Theological ►Seniinarv, Fairfax
County, on ihe evening of Thursday, the 14th iv-
Htaut, a WATER PROOF CLOAK, «r CAPK,
perleetly new. On ihe inside, uetir the top, was
marked the name ' Mohtimkh Thouson, .Novem
ber, l. v 61." Whoever will return the said artielv
to Lieut. CLIFFORD I HUM 80 9, ol the lsfc
New York, (late Lineoli ) Cavalry, at Camp Kear
ney, near the Theological Bsaalaarj, will be paid
tho above mentioned reward. nov 20—3 i*
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