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gad twenty years ago, one or the churcn war* (jWB or the apparitor used to go round the church during service with a long wand it. his hand; and if any of the congregation were action, they were infant!.? awoke |>y a tap on <he head. At I>unchur<-h a similar eustc.tn sv^ted. A person bearing a stout wand. Ih'ined Hke a hay-fork on the end, stepped stealthily up and down the nareand aisle, and, whenever he saw an individual asleep he touch' ed hisa so effectually that the spell was broken, this being .-ometiuies done by fitting the fork ?o the nape of the neck. - 1 n ' Itwndd hardly he believed how important an industry has sprung from the fashion of wearing crinolines, if there were not statistical documents to prove the fact. The steel springs for petticoats amount to 4,800,000 lbs. weight for Fnis 0' aloaa, 2.4 )0.00 > lbs. for England, and 1,200.000 for the rest of the world. Bray ton, the detective of the N. York Cen tral Railrond Com i any, made another haul yesterday of railroad thieves. The party caught this rime was not composed of switch men and laborers, but consisted of an engineer and fireman employe S in running freight trains be1 ween Rochester and Syracuse. Th?? 'Vegi tered enemies of the U. S/' in New Oceans were notified to obey the order re quiring them to leave on the loth inst. Notwithstanding the aspect of affairs, the French journals do not express any appprehen siuns of an immediate rupture between Great Britain an I the U. S., the greater part of them, on ;he contrary, conclude their comments with the statement of their belief that in spite of the ?serious complications in which the two govern incuts are involved they see no symptoms of a cessation of amicable relations. The total number of U. 8. patents issued from the 1st of January last up to the present time is three hundred and twenty-one. Of a party of five Londoners who went on an exploring expedition to the gold fields of Brit ish Columbia, three died of starvation, the other two just returning with the news. General St-ahl, and the officer^ under him, are impressing into the service a large number of horses, as they penetrate ihe country, I Emigration to California and the Pacific i Stares and Territories is increasing this year. Accounts from Ohio show t .at the wheat prospect, except in a few exposed neighbor hoods, nev\r looked better than at the present tune, while other grains and the grass crop promise large returns. I |^I ST EX TO THE VOICE OF TRUTH. The great ush to 178 King street, can be explained, as fallows: Caiicoe?cheap; Onn^hams?cheaper; D?s La nes cheapest; ^ackaiid Fancy Dressed Silks?very cheaj-; Beached and unbleached ALousselines?still Cheaper, &c. An immense stock of GOODS at astonishing luw ^ tes, ac S. KOS W ALD'S, 178 King street, jay ?tf 2 doors above \Viul.ii ?jtc 11. Provost Marshal's Office, f r-v T ,T Alexandria, Va., M rch 16, i86H. j jj , ^ '/L PERSONS having taken ihe L t.oun allegiance f??r the purpose of ob idil^A-n? P,:LSSe- "liice, and then corruptly o thrir oath, notice is hereby given Per 11,1 ^)as? hereafter be given, unless the j!.j 5lPPiying therefor is known at 1 his office or Produces a certificate of loyalty, ^Uuu r uPer,-on ?f known fidelity t<> the gov % order; H. II. WELLS, 1JUt- Colonel and Provost Marshal, ^ & 4kiaadrki? ???? 8 AMPHITHEATRE, KING STREET. NEAR ROYAL First appearance of J I M COOK! Re-engagement of MADAME MACARTHY'S E U It 0 PEA N SHOW, and R 0 Y A L B R I T I S H C I R C U S , in conjunction with t a A R A \i T H 0 UPE, consisting of five performers, ( male and female) who have created such an immense sensation at Barnunrs AIuseum, N>w York, will appear. The charming Songstress, MISS FANNY FORREST, in her beautiful ballads. The voung American actress, MISS ADA OGDEN. MISS JOSEPHINE DEVENIKE, The celebrated female Blondin. JIMMY REYNOLDS, and SAM. LATHROP, in their oornicalties and comic songs. MR. EATON STONE, the greatest living equestrian, his untamed sceed, as the Gladiator. MR. CAMPBIiLL. MR. WEBB, MR. HORACE NICHOLS, Maitre de Cirque, And a host of others, Admission?Boxes, 50 cents; Pit, 2-5 cent3. Doors open at i to 3 and i to 7 o'clock; per formances will commence at 2 and 7i o'clock, my 18?tf CO.A TAB'S V EEJlI N F: X T E R M I N A T 0 R, t?OR RITS, 51KE ROACHES, ANTS, Av Bed lilies Mo'ns in turf, Woollens, &c,, Insects on Plains, FowL, Ar.iuals, ?Put up m 25c, 50c. and $1 boxes, bottles and Has) So and sizes for xiotels, Public Instit nioas, &c. uOnly infallible remedies known,H "Free from poisons." i;JSot dangerous io the human family ? "Rats come out of their holes to die." Sold wholesale in all large cities. Sold by all Druggists and Retailers e^ where. Beware of all worthless imitations. See* that "Costar's" name is on each box, bot tle and flask, before you buv. Address HENRY R. COSTAR, Principal Depot, 482 Broad wav, N, To Sold by * HENRY COOK, Y\ holesale and Retail Agentt ap 7?3m Alexandria, Va. KEEP COOL! THE undersigned would inform their friends, and the public generally, that they are now prepared to furnish ICE at all ifouKS of the day or NIGHT, at the "old stand" No. 26, north Royal street, opposite the market. F. SWAIN & CO. wP, S.?Orders for large quantities of ICE left ith us, will be promptly filled at most fa orable terms, mh 27?tf C, C.HADLn, " Cabinet, Chaw and Sofa Manufactory% CORNER KING AND ALFRED STREETS, ALEXANDRIA, YA. HAS constantly on hand ^ndoffer31> tl.epub lic, an excellent assortment of CABINE1 WAKE, SOFAS and CHAIRS of everj varie ty, and on the lowest cash term*, which, for du rability and finish, cannot be siK-prssf*!. my l(i?tf JOHN T. COOKE, CHEAP FAMILY GROCER, CORNER PITT AND PRINCE STREET, HAS constantly on hand, Nos. 1, 2 and I Mackerel, in barrels, half barrels, and kitoj Saline n, Potom^r Herring, Smoked Halibut, Smoked Herrag and Surged Beef. AUo, a choice brand of i.igar CuzlJ Hams, foi 'a nilj use; Shoulders and Breasts, and a geneial as sortment of goods for family supplies. Call and examine. dec 2 F. G. SWAINS & CO, CHEAP FAMILY GROCERY, No. 26 North itcyal street, A fu11 supply of family groceries always c a hand. jail 13 ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE Job Printing Office, KJL3K3 SS&SJiS, ?9?d& !&?& LEANDER MAKELY, of Fairfax, is respectfully announced as a candid ate***r a seat in the next House of Representatives, from the 7th Congressional District. Mr. M. is a gentle man fullj qualified for the position, and will, if elected, make an influential and useful mem ber^ The voters of the District are requested to give him their support, my 7-te? VOTERS 0 F FA I EFAX, PROF. R BUKOWITZ A NNOUNCES to the public that he has es? X.L talTlshed himself in this city, and will ac~ cept puoiis, beginning Anril 20th, inst. P I A N 0 SINGING ' AND 3Lt jm. 3W A. The highest references given. - Orders left at Mr. E. S, Fleming's jewelry store. No. 86 King street, will receive prompt attention. ap 20?-lm Gil EAT fll J. 0 T S AND SHOES, KAUFMAN (formerly of the firm o t) - Hecht, Kaufman & Co.) has opened store No. 16 Royal street, opposite themarket.whera he keeps constantly a large stock of all kinds of BOOTS. SHOES, GAITERS, &c , which he intends to sell at the most reasonable rates. Ladies r*nd gentlemen, if you desire to get good and cheap Shoes, for yourself and chil* dren, nltuse give a call to J, KAUFMAN, No. 16 Rcyal street, my 13?lm (Mrs. Engelbrecht's old stuiid.) OARD FOR SMALL FAMILIES AND SINGLE GENTLEMEN.?Board for a few single gentlemr-n or one or two small fami lies can be had at No. 53 Henry Street MRS. HENRY N. GITTINGS. my 13?2w* TJAlNTS OILS &c.?1 bbl. Spirits Turpen IT tine, 1 bbl. Native Turpentine, Copal Var; nish, Coach Varnish, Japan ditto, and a full supply of Linseed Oil, Faints of all descriptions, "Window Glass and Putty, Lamp Oil, Neetsfoot Oil, &c., &c., received and for 3ale by my 12?HENRY5" COOK, 39 King-sfc G1EAPE VINE SETS.?The subs^-iber has K a quantity of GRAPE VINE SETS, of the most choice variety, which he clfers for sal? low. El) WARD SHULEK, my 5?tf No, 43 Prince street. Matgs's Office, ) ? Alexandria, Va., May 8, 1868, J *\! OTICE is hereby given that it is contrary to law for dogs to run at large in the Mar? ket Iluuse, and all dogs so found"after this date will be killed and the owners thereof fined, rny 8?tf C. A, WARE, Mayor, ! THE CHEAPEST O O A L QIL In the city, to be had at I ? c&etA.inwm* NO. 15 ROYAL :S T B 13 E T, s Qk BBLb. of the bestOiL ever manufactured | <Ct) just rocrivci, On hand, a large and splendid assortment ot i LAMPS, of ail styles, together with GAS FIX \ TURES in variety, at extremely low prices, j Look to your interest, and call at the right piacs, jan 26?if FOR ALEXANDRIA, WASH* ! ligig XNGTON, AND LANDINGS oar t THE POTOMAC RIVER.?The steamer j KEYPORT, Capt. E, A. Ryther, will leave j pier foot of Barre street, Baltimore^every Fri | day, at 3 p. in., for Alexandria, Washington* | and landings on the Potomac river, Returning, will leave Washington every Tues | day, at 7 a. m.; and Alexandria same day at 8 ! a. in,, for Baltimore and landings on the Poto= | mac river. Custom House permits must accompany j freight for Alexandmand landings on Potomac | river. All freight must be prepaid, For freight or passage, apply on board or to A, NEEDHAM & SONS, 142 Light street wharf, Baltimore, or to mh 28?tf BRODERS & CO., Ales'*?,,, SHOES! _ SHOES!! SHOES!!! I TCST RECEIVED, from the manufacturers, <U a fine stock of LADIES', MISSES ANli CHILDREN'S CITY MADE BOOTS AND SHOES, of all kipds?all of which will be sold ?at- a very small advance over cost, at No, SO Karg street, jess % ?