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Weather Pbohabilitibs.?From; the tlis prtchw rcceivod at U.& office w-day tbu,prob,i l.ilities are that tho temperature in this section will fall below freezing during tho night. Tiie Mineral Bureau.?'The Mineral Bu reau has received, 'rcoemiy, samples of minerals, ?i- follows * Ir^u "re ami limestone, irom llaj. V* C Sco t. of Madison Kuu ; iron ore, om Thomas Mass.e, of Nelson county ; iron ore from J. B. Hurt, of Wytheville; ?r.;u?orc; & Henry Chrisman, of?heuandoah^ ore of manganese, from Elij&fa * ?*er. ?1 shire county, West Virginia; L'k snliut and seuii-caonel coal oi 1 a nt truk, Kauawhacouaty, \V. Va., contriba e > * . \V. A. 3moot, with other mineral* yu to 0o examined and classified. ., The property ol Maj. Scott contains, besides the valuable marble quary and void of b wo hematite previously described, t^?,d.lstl^ varieties of clay irou stone, one ot wmch 1.- l ep resented by the sample lately received.1 he , limestone exists in abundance, and to sa.d to have given satisfaction as a flux in furnace, ?PMnfclMassie's ore is Irom a vain twelve feet wide, reached at a depth ol (our feet. Lt has uever been worked or analyzed, and appears iO be somewhat titaniferous. The property is lo cated near Lowesville, Nelson county, and theie are said to be indications or the existence upon it of other valuable minerals. Au effort will be made to ascertain their quantity arid quality. Mr Hurt's ore, a brown hematite, exists id quantity, and is said to have produced good iron. Analysis shows the presence of a small amount of antimony. The .Property is located about four miles northeast ol \Vyihvilleon Cove Creek, a .stream affording ample watcr-powor for manufacturing purposes. Mr. Ohrisman's ore is properly a red hema tite, though partially hydratcd, and is jroai property lyiug about nine nii'es from i'^diu burg, Shenandoah oounty. Fuil information regarding it not yet received. 31 r. Pifer's uiangauese is a black oxide oi fine quality. The mine, which is located near Padey's Gap, Frederick county, was success fully worked before the war of 61, ar.d all the appliances lor crushing, grinding, washing, dying and preparing the ore tor market are still m existence, with dwelling houses lor the accommodation ofSuperintendent and a suf ficient force of workmen. The spliot and seiui-caiioal coals arc already in market and fully known. Mr. 3moot uiso seod.n a fine large mass oi Cumberland cual for purposes uf comparison. I. 0. 0. F.?Potomac Lodge, No. 38, on last Friday night was the scene of a very pleas ant reunion of the members of said Lodge. Fred. L>. Stuart. P. G. Sire, had been invited to be present for the purpose of installing the officers of said Litifc. He was accompanied by Isaac Sharp, P. G. Master, and U. W. JVJeLellan, a member of Excol.sior Lodge oi the D. C. Hugh Latham, P. G. M.. intro duced the distinguished visitors, aud W m. K Latham, Noble Grand, received them with a lew appropriate remarks, lhe ceremonies of installation being over speeches were made by Messrs. Stuart, Sharp, McLillan, Schafi r, 11. Latham and Pieken, whieh, it is reported,were well received. The following are the names and rank of the officers installed : L. Morgan l)uvis, JN. G.; Samuel A. Maukin, V. G.; Bonj^ l*. Peake, llec. Sec.; HukIi L-ilhaiu Per. See.; James H. Devaughn, Treasurer; JD. 11. otaus bury, Chaplain. The Noble Grand made the following appointments: Chas. Goodrich, K. S.; Richard II. Kudd, L. S.; Edgar Lyies, War.; H. Kelly, Con.; John T. Watkins, 0. G.; J. F. GuiscndifFer, I. G ; H. B.^ Puts and Geo. A. Finch, S. S.'s. The V. G. ap pointed W. 0. Hendcrsou and VV m. Darley, II. and L. Supporters. The meeting closcd with harmony, and all left with hopeful hearts for the future prosperity of the Lodge. Police Report.?Tho following eases have been tried since last*report: Neison Williams,.colored, for shooting a pis tol on the street, was titled aud discharged. Ellen Lee, colored, for disorderly conduct ou (he :-ttoct, fiueu and discharged. Dan. Culleu, drunk on the -trecr, fined aud discharged. Lewis Sholton and John Hackley, both col ored, for disorderly conduct, were fined aud discharged. Richard Parker, colored, for shooting at Henderson Dudley, colored, with intent to kiil, was discharged, as the charge was not sus tained. Mary Smith, colored, having served out her time, was released from jail. Seventeen lodgers at the station house ou Saturday night, and eleven last night. The Churches Yesterday.?The agree able weather yesterday secured the attenlaucc of large congregations at all of the churches. At the M.E. Church, Rov. Dr. Checkering, of Washington, preached iu the mornintr, and Rev. Thomas Davy, of Portsmouth) Ohio, a nephew ol our veuerable fellow-cit:zeu of the same name, preached at night. liov. Dr. Mo livaioe preached morning and night at tlic Uuion Presbyterian Church, and Rev-. Mr. Dame, in the afternoon, at St. Paul's Church. With these exceptions the pulpits wore filled by the respective pastors. At thcBapiist church one person was baptized at the night service. Veiy interesting services were held at the Wharf Mission Chapel, a large congregation being iu attendanoa. The Sun Fire Company.?The Richmond News says : Alexandria Las a fire company ?the Sun?which lately celebrated it? lUlsi year. That admirable gentleman, aui must inflexibly detertuiud fellow-citizen, llunh Latham, esq , presided on the occasion. We have only known the Sun Company daring the last half century of its exi.su nee, bur within that, while its roll has been rich in good names, the deeds of the Sun men, when duty call ed them,have ever been such as to entitle them to the affectionate admiration and gratitude of au appreciative community. When we write these lints we think with regret of the Sun's old secretary, Bill Jinkins, who would rather gloried in dyiug at the brake, than living iu clover ou the fat ol the earth. Rest his soul in peace. Interesting Incident.?In the Baptist Sunday School, yesterday morning, a new and haudsome organ^was presented to the school by one of its male classas, "No. 9," by whose contributions the instrument was procured. The presentation was made by the teacher of the class, Capt. N. Peuick, io a neat speech. A rising vote of tiiauks testified the warm re ception which the generous gift met with. This ornan is iu addition to the splendid instrument now being put up io the church audience room. Dead.?Wo regret to announce the death of Wis. Kate M. Milburn, which sad event took place at her late residence, on south Piit .-treet, last evening. Mrs. Milburn was oue ol the finest vocalists in our city, and, ior several years, was t ie leading female singer in St. J aul S Church choir. She has been a great sufferer for several months past with a combi nation ol diseases, ending iu consumption. Fire.?The alarm of fire about i>:30 o'clock this morning was caused by the partial burn ing of the roof of the house of Phillip pu,k on Fairfax street near Kiug. The fire depart ment was speedily on the ground and extin guished the flames in a few miuutes. The fire is supposed to have caught from sparks from the chimney. . The damage dope was slight. Suit for Damages.-In the Circuit Court' ot the District ot Columbia, to-day, the caseot Norman Pruitt, of this city, vs. the Alexandria and' Wtt^iibgUiD Railroad i'or *>o000 damages, for bavin* been ejected from the ea>s oo that, roadR^siogto surrender into Conductor Kcagan's bauds his ticket to have it punched, decided in favor of the plaiutift, the judge holding that the titie i.u the tickct, which was. paid tor. rested in the passenger as long as uc ! twenty-five rides were not exhausted, aud that, in (ho very words of the contract on the back of the licket, tbe conductor waa to have a fan opportunity to inspect and punch the ticket. The court further held that the passenger was not compelled to surrender entire possession of the ticket, if the punching ot the samo could be properly douo without Annual Meeting.?At the annual meeting of the Fairfax Mutual Fire Insurance Company, held to-day, at the Alexandria House, the Se cretary's report showed an incrcast ot assessa ble property of $206,000 for last year, and. the payment ot" three loses by fires, amounting to $0fhofoliowing Directors were elected for the ensuing year: R. F. Robeits, P. fl. -Troth, V. Baker, C. Gillingham, C. Lukens, Geo. Mason, G. C. Umnd G. B Ives. D O. Mun?on, C. F. Wilkins, D. P. Smith, B. Caur fiold and Dr. Wm. Green. The Board of Directors elected R., 1?. Ko bert>, President; Allen C. Harmon, Secretary uod Treasurer and V. Baker, General Agent. R. F. Roberts, V. Raker ana D. i. Smith, Executive Committee. Personal.?The Sumner Tribune, says:? Hon. John A. Seaton, chairman oi'the Execu tive Committee for this district, was in War-, ronton on Saturday, Sunday and Monday las,, looking alter the interest ot the legatees ot the late John Fox, of Fauquier county, Ya. Mr. Seatou has the nerve and plueic to beard this "monstrous lion in his don, as he baa sueoccd'.d in doing already to a considerable extent. Robbery.?Miss Ellen Mark, residing on Xvinjr street, near Columbus, was robbed on Saturday, of $20 iu cash, by a colored female servant, who, strange to say, left $40 wore, which was in the same package, untounched. The girl left for Washington, un pretense of seeing a siek mother, before the robbery was discovered. Fight.?Some excitement was created at the Washington Ferry Wharf, Saturday even ing by a rough aud tumble fight, which took place there, between a Washington driver, aud tbe driver of an Alexandria meal wagon. Blows fell thick and fust for a while, but the Washingtoniau finally gave m and ran lor the boat. Acquitted.?Richard Parker, the colored coustaoic, whose arrest on complaint of Hen derson Dudley, for shooting at him with intent to kill, was mentioued on Saturday, was nrought before the Mayor aud Justice May, this morn ing, aud was acquitted, as the evideoce did not sustain the oharge. The shot was tired while ~ 'arker was attempting to arrest Dudley. Could not Stay Away.?A colored man named Edward lyler, who escaped from the chain gang on the 14th of August last, went to the house of Captain Dillon, this morning, and cave himself up, saying that he was tired o! Deing off the ganc, aud away from the good accommodations at the jail. Entertainment.?The ladies of' the congre gation of Christ Church will civc a supper, ac companied by a series of tableaux on the even ings ot Wednesday and Thursday next, at Sa repta Hall. The well-known euergy of the la dies is a guarantee of the perfect success of the entertainment. Sale of a House Lot.?ureen & W ise, auctioneers, sold today, for Messrs. Wattles and Stuart, Commissioners, tho house aud lot belonging to Geo. Davis, ou the North side oi Cameron street, between Alfred and 1 atrick streets, to Wrn. N. McVeigh for $550. Musical.-The choir of the M. E. Churoh has beeu largely augmented by the additiou of some thirty scholars ot the Sunday School, who sing in the choruses. The music yester day, under the direction of the organist, Mr. Harry C. Clark, was exceptionally fine. Sick Prisoner.?Eddie Meade, whose sick ness, at the jail, was uieuiioued last week, is cODsidered to be in a dangerous condition, be ing very weak from the effect of several hemor rhages whioh he has had. Bev. Mr. Penick?We are requested by Rev. Mr. Penick, to say that there is no truth whatever in the rumor concerning him, report ed in our issue of Saturday last.. We challenge the world to produce a collar that will keep clean longer, without washing, than the Elmwood. A LADY in our neighborhood who had suf fered lov over three months the most extreme torture by a violent couch, has become com pletely cured by Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. Tor sale iu every drug store. L(H A Li liSiiaillKK. The surprise and dismay depicted od the countenance of the young lady, who stumped hor toe and broke a pitcher containing a quart of molasses, on Lee street, this Luoruing, was ludieious to behold. Capt. W. 13. Fowle, member of the House of Delegates, from this city, has been too sick for the past few days to attend to his Legisla tive duties. The marria?e of Mr. John Reed and Mis* Josie Withers, daughter of Seuator Withers, wili take place at Christ Church, on Thursday afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Rev. James A. Duncan, President of Ran dolph Macon College, will preach at the M. E. Church South, in this city on Suuday nest. Mr. Loudoun Campbell, engineer of the Co lumbia steamer, had his knee badly scalded during the alarm of fire this morning. The amount of State taxes assessed upon this city is 6-1,338.47. The Governor has appointed Rodolphe Claughton JNotary Public for Alexandria. PORT OF ALEXANDRIA. JAX' Y. 10. ouu rose 7 15 | Moon sets 7 0 Sun sets 5 1 High water U IX ARKIVJSD. Stoamship John Gibson, Now York, to P B Hooo. Steamer Experiment, Philadelphia, to F A Rood. Steamer John W Thompson, lowor Potomac, to F A Keed. Schr Floronce Doan, for Georgetown. SA1LK1). Steamer Lady of the Lake, Norfolk, by F A Keed. Sehr IjuIu Ammorman. from Georgetown. Tho Colored Free Setiool Association will meet at the Pitt sireet school house on i Monday evening, at 7J o'clock. jan 8-*2t Gjco. L. S baton, Pre.-ident. ?10M MISSION ER'S NOTICE. Before commencing opening for the Corpora tion, on tho 1st OS February. 1 will bo in my office, No. 5 Mnrket Building, from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Persona wishing any changes in their property will nlease call and have them made. GEOKGE DUFFEY, jan 10-eotd,\'Commissioner of Revenue. I FllON WASHINGTON. CONGRESS. SENATE. Wasitington, Jan. 10, 1876.? Iu the Sen ate, to-day, Mr. Booth, of California, present ed a memorial oi' the vineyard owuers of Cali fornia asking protection to the wine, iutoresf. He spoke at some length of the value of this interest to the prosperity of the country, lie also presented the memorial of 16,000 women of Utah askiug a repeal of the auti-polygamy act and all acts in support < t it, aud urging Con gress to protect "plural marriage" as practiced iu Utah. Referred. Mr. Withers, of Virginia, presented the memorial of the Richmond Chamber of Com merce relative to the James River and Kana wha Canal. Also, a bill lor the improvement of the navigation oi' the James river. Re ferred. Mr. Hamiin made a report in relation to the joint rules of the Senate and House of Repre sentatives, which was postponed until to morrow. Mr. Conover, of California, introduced a joiut resolution requesting the President to is sue a proclamation declaring the ueutrality of the United States iu the war between Spain aud the insurgents iu Cuba, and to set forth as rules for the government of American citizens tho same rules as those established by Spain for the government of her subjects during the late civil war in the United States. The Senate, at 32:50, went into Escoutive session, and afterwards adjourned. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The House of Representatives was engaged in the usual Monday's call on States for bills itnd joint resolutions. The following were presented from Vir ginia : By Geo. Hunton?Bill to incorporate the UnioD Railway Company of Washington, Georgetown and Northern Virginia, a street railway; for the relief of Septimus Brown, of Alexandria county, for damages to property during the war; for the relief of the overseers of the poor of Fairfix county; lor the relief of Matthew O'Brien, Moses Lickey, Daniel .Mi nor, fhos. L. Sanborn, William Bushby, Robt. I. Jidtlin, Jas. M. Downey, Mary W. Junes, widow of Com. Ap C. Jones, and the legal heirs of Aquiia Lockwood. By Major Douglas?A bill to extend the Post Route aud csLabli.sh offices iu tae State of Virginia; extending routes aud establishing of fices in Spotsylvania county. By Gov. \\ alk'.T?A bill to apply the pro ceeds of the sales uf the public lands to the cd ucati <n of'the people. The bill provides that the Secretary uf the Interior .shall turn over the proceeds to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall distribute th m for the i enefi of a'l the pe -pie, the funds to bt. inv-.-stcd i:; U. S. bonds and the interest appropriated after five years; a memorial of W. B. Isaacs & Co., of Richmond, for the return of certain monies seized by Federal authority iu the Farmers' Bank of Virginia, at Richmond, immediately i after the war; a memorial of the Chamber of I Commerce of Richmond praying an appropria tion ior the completion of the James River and Kanawha Canal. [ By Mr. Harris -A bill for tho relief of the late postmasters of the United States, by whom stamps, <fco., were taken by the Coniedcrato forces, and for the repayment of money since paid by postmasters for such stamps; a bili for the relief of R. 11. I?uckncr. The House afterwards, took up Mr. Ran dall's bili tor general amnesty. Quite a warm debate between Mr. Randall anu Mr. Blaine took piace iu the introduction of the amnesty bill, Mr. Raudall making some capital hits. THE HOLM AN RESOLUTION AND THE VIRGINIA DELEGATUS. As the vote of the Virginia delegates aud of Mr. Tucker, oi Virginia, ;n particular against tho Iloliuau subsidy resolution, has met with criticism in his district, it may be proper to state that Mr. Holman's resolution recited as the reason why .-ubaidies sluuld not now be granted, that the United States Treasury was empty; leaving the in to re nee that if there were more money or a larger revenue, such subsidies might be proper. The resolution did riut deny the constitutional power of Con gress to grant subsidies, aud was therefore unacceptable to those who iind the powers of the Federal Government only in a strict con struction oi that instrument. It might, also, have been equally unsatisfactory to those who desire appropriations for public works at this session, as it declares that the present Congress, while the Treasury is empty, should grant no aid to works of internal improvement, even those ofsuca merit as the James River and K iiiawha Canai. TIIE ASPECT OF AFFAIRS. The petition of an immense body of Mor mon women urging Congress to protect polig amy as part oi' their religious liberty, at tracted much attention in the Senate to-day. [t is douied by some that the memorial rep resents the general sentiment of the Mor mon women, but persons who are familiar with Salt Lake society say that there is no doubt the petition was signed in good faith by hosts of women in Utah to whom use has become second nature aud totally changed all that civilization has heretofore known. Whatever division the iinancial question may hereafter make in the rauks of the two great parties, as yet no division of this kind has been made. There is a strong tendency among some Democrats to make the party appear a "soft money" party, but so far in vain. There arc rnuny "soft money" Re publicans and many hard mouey Democrats. The lines of Congress now are party lines throughout, aud the money question does not seem to have made any breach in them. The Committee on Elections will organize to-morrow, but. the Plait-Goode electiou case will not come up for some time yet. Foreigu Sews. Paris, Jao. lu.?A ministerial crisis is im minent. ACabioet Council was beld last night London, JaD. 10.?A dispatch from Delhi reports that during the parade io that city oo Saturday, Lord Napier was thrown from his horse and had his collar-bone ijroken. He is doing well. Yesterday moroins? the steamer Faraday, which went out to pick up and repair the di rect cable, communicated with Ireland and re ported thai the eu.-tern end of the cable from the break had been found and would be buoyed. Nothing later has been received. Brussels, Jan. 10.?It is reported that seri ous ui&tui buncos oocurrcd at Charleroi last night. The military were obliged to intor iere, and a number of persons were killed or wounded. A battalion of guards has gone from here to the scene of the troubles. London, Jan. 10.?Viscount Amberly, the eldest son of the Karl of liussel, is dead. Defeat of the Aiuucsty Kill. Washington, Jan. iu.?The amnesty bill was iost in the Mouse of representatives, to day, for want of the required majority. The vote was?ayes, 172; uoos, 97. Mr. Blaioe moved a reconsideration, atd made a speech, in which bo said that Mr. Jefferson Davis should be exempted from amnesty oo account of his conduct iu regard to iLc Andersonville prisoners. During his speech there was much excitement ou the fljor, and &s statements t were contiadicted several times, THE COURTS. U. S. Circuit Court?Judge Hughes pre siding.?The grand and petic juries appeared according to adjournment. The grand jury retired to their room and this afternoon returned the following indict ments, and were discharged: U. S. vs. J. L. Detwiler, for selling cicars at camp meeting grouud without license?not a true bill. This is the ca&o which caused the newspaper controversy last tall between the Rev. Charles King and M. Eld ridge, Deputy Collector U. S. Internal Revenue. IJ. S. vs. Myers & Bro., and ihe guagers and storekeeper at the Petersburg distillery, lor violation of Internal Revenue laws?true bills against all the parties. U. S. vs. Reuben Triplett et ai.; upon dis tillers's bood; jury waived by consent, and case submitted on argument of counsel. Col. Mushy for defendant. U. S. vs. T. L. Sanborn; motion of de fendants counsel for new trial. U. 8. vs. Arthur Randall, colored; indict ment for murder. This was an indictment for murder ou the high seas. The defendant was a sailor on board the schooner Woodruff SimniH, which grounded on Hampton liar, Dee. 10, 1875. The brother of the Captain of the vessel, captain of a schooner lying near, brought his crew aboard the Simms to get her off the bar; in doing so the prisoner be came insubordinate, and a quarrel arose be tween him and his Captain while the prison er was out in a small boat. On coming iiboard the prisoner threatened the life of his Captain, and the Captain's brother, Peter L. Stoclman, telling him he would strike him with a piece of iron if he cut his brother, the prisoner struck him with a capstan bar, mashing in his skull, and injuring him so badly that he died the same day. The prisoner then as - saulted bis own Captain, and knocked him senseless. Jury and verdict of guiliy of mur der ou the high seas, and on motion of F. L. Smith, judgment was suspended. F. L. Smith. &> Son for defendant. Court adjourned till 10 o'clock to-uiorrow morning. Corporation Court, Judge E. M. Lowe presiding, commenced to-day. The Grand Jury, with Wm. (jr. Cazenovcas foreman, were sworn and duly charged by the judge, and their attention was especially called to the laws forbidding the sale of liquors on Sunday and its sale t) minors. The Graud Jury returned the following in dictments: George Stournagle, assault aud battery, a true bill; same, for malicious wound ing with intent to kill, not a true bill; same, for unlawful wounding with intent to kill, not a true bill; same, for assault and battery, a true bill; George Stewart, for malicious cut ting with intent to kill, not a true bill, bu* guilty of assault. They then retired to cou sult of other indictment.-, and returned the following : Commouweahh vs. T. D, Dix, W. G. Clifford and James Richards alias Phillips, house burning, a true bill. P. C. Claughton was uppointed guardian ol George D. Taliaferro, iufaut of George JL>. Taliaferro, deceased. Fishell & Bro. vs. 0. & A. R. R. Co.. case; Aama Early vs. A. Drief'us, removal; Fenel's executor vs. lire wis' administrator; Albert Hutchison vs. Virginia Midland Rail road; continued generally. The following assignment of cases on the issue docket was m.ide: Thursday?.Jere liobb vs. John Naglee; Clattcrbuck & Marshall vs. B. T. Toumr. Friday?Rogers & Co. vs. Witmer & Bro.; Juiius Drief'us vs. Samuel Einstein; J. C. Baggett vs. Wm. Smith. Saturday? J. B. Bowie vs. W. C., V. M. & G. S. R. R. Monday?M. Smith vs. City Council of Alexandria. Com. vs. Bridget Travis; grand larceny; jury sworn and case in progress. TELEti ICAl'lIU! S UM M A ? V. ?The body of a man with bis throat cut was found in the Delaware river on Saturday Dight. ?Tho officers of the direct United States cable announce that the repairs to their lino have been completed. ?Dispatches state that within the past ten hours the mercury has lalleo 4S degrees at Milwaukee, 4G at Chicago, 45 at Detroit, and 2U ut Buffalo. The cold wave is moving cast- j ward rapidly. ?The Surrogate of \Ve>tchester county, N. Y., has decided that Mrs. Mary Aun Foster is not the widow of Isaac M. Singer, but tiiat Isabelle Eugiuc Singer, who is Darned iu the will, is the widow of the deceasod aud her children his legitimate offspring. Fire. Richmond, Va., Jan. 10.? Oneofthe build ings of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, at W il liamsburg, was burued yesterday afternoou. The building was a splendid brick structure four stories high and contained a public hall for religious worship, dining hall, bakery, kitchen, iaundry, &c. L)ss twenty-live thous and dollars, uponwiiich it is believed there was no insurance. A high wind was blowing at the time and the other buildings of the asylum wore seriously threatened, but the flames were confined to tue building destroyed. .7.71 US E Jit AW TS. rpABLEAUX AND SUITER. Tho ladies of tho Sowing Socioty of Christ Church will give an exhibition of Tableaux and a Supper, at Sarepta Hall, on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday noxt, at b o'clock. Admission to tableaux 2i>(j; cupper tickets 50c. jan 10?td C1ENTENN1ALTEMPE K ANCt HOP iiV J THE ALEXA. CATHOLIC TEMPER ANCE SOCIETY, AT HARMONIE HALL, ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, Jan 12. '76, for the purpose of raising funds to aid in the erection of a Memorial Temperance Statue in the Centennial Park. FIRST CLASS MUSIC has been engaged. Master of Ceremonies?R. M. Latham. Comruitteo of Arrangements?John T. Hill, John T. Nugent, Owen Kinslow, J. Marriott llill. Refreshments furnished by a popular caterer. No disorderly porsons admitted to the hall. Tickets SI. jan 6-lw N EW PERCALES. I havo just opened a handsome line of Spring Percales, new and very pretty patterns; also Gent's English Half Hose, 9i and 10 inches. COTTON SHEETINGS, izc. Jan 8 J. M, STEWART. W"ANTED TO RENT, FOR ONE OR MORE YEARS, either for cropping or gracing. Must have good dwelling and water, and within easy acces.- of railroad. Address, with terms, E G. B., Manassas, Va. jan 8-3t* KECEIVED THIS DAY BY RAIL 15 bbls Standard A Sugar and 1U bbls Yellow do. For sale low by oct 7 JOHNSON &SHERWOOD. LADIES' and MISSES' BALMORAL SKIRTS, Breakfast Shawls and Knit Jack ets at FERGUSON & BROS., sep 22 90 King street. BILLS?Our bills to January Is*, are made out and will be delivered at once. Please give immediate attention to them, dec 31 D. F. WITMER & CO. BREAKFAST SHAWLS, Nubias, Child ren's Hoods, Felt Skirts, &c., in variety, at FERGUSON & BRO'f,., nov 22 96 King street CAPCINE and ALLCOCK'S POROUS PLASTERS; also Corn and Bunion Plas ters, tor sale by dec 18 E. S. LEADBEATER BRO. The Latest. Havinsr mado my Fall and Winter purchases of CLOTHING, GENTS' FUK2USH1NG GOOP TKUNKS. HATS and SATCHELS, and other goods usually found in a lirst class Clothing Establishment, 1 would invito the public to call and inspect them before purchasing elsewhere, fooling ivit tidont thai 1 can pieaso the most fastidious. My purchases consist in part of tue linest of American, French, Scotch and English fabrics. Boys', Youth's and Men's Overcoats, of all shades and qualities. Suits fur Boys at moderate prices. My stock is the largest and most complete of any in the city. An early call is solicited. S. DEALHAM, ? Oct 18 t?i) King street. Special Notice. Ghuts' Extra Fink Boots ajs-d Shoes. "We have just received a fresh supply of Gents axtrn line, hand-sewed Boots and Shoes, ana Slippers of evory description, which we unhesi tatingly recomrneid to do the very best on saife in the city. W. B. WADDEY, oct 1 74 Kiny s:reet. haiEies' MUswes' aud Children's* Hoots* Mioes aiiffi Slippers. Wo are this day receiving a fuli line of La dies', Misses' and Children's Boots, Shoes and .-?Uppers, suitable for Fall and Winter, em bracing all of the latest stylos. We solicit pur chasers to call and examlno for themselves, at they will be sold at low prices. oct 1 ' W. B. WADDEY, 74 King st. A Fact That We Are Willing to Prove, That wo can show a larger and better assorted atock of Buois and Shoes, suited to the wants of the people, and that our prices are lower, con sidering the quality of the goods and workman ship, than ar.y other house, in our line of goods, this section of the country. W. B. WADDEY, oct 1 74 King street. DitY GOODS* __ Special Notice! "We purpose making changes in our business on the 1st of February next; therefore we odor our largo stock of MANY OF TilBM MUCH JJBLOW COST. As wo arc determined to r^duco stock very considerably by that dato, BARGAINS MAY i'.K HSXPKCTKP. To our regular credit customer? wo would 'ay that as we will be scllir.j: abaolutoly without, profit, till that date (Feb. 1st) for goods charged, our bills wili be presented and must be paid promptly. ORDERS FROM the COUNTRY Accompanied by the cash, or to be sent C. 0. D. will be filled with care at these prices. ALEXANDRIA, VA. doc 31?eotf COW FEED. 150 BUSHELS BEST AND CHEAPEST COW FEED PER DAY For sale at PORT NEK'S BREWERY. jan8-1w Try it. KOSE LIP SALVE, Camphor Ice, Glyce rine Wash, Cologne Water and other sea sonable goods just prepared by dec 18 K LE^DH A AT E R & BRO_ OLD IM P (.>KTJiD LIQUORS?Jamaica Rum,Geiu:ne Holland Gin,very old Scotcfe "Whiskey and Pare Preach Brandy, d c 0 .UeBURN EY & SON. BROOMS of medium and best qualities, made of new Br join Corn, for sa!o at reduces prices by jano J. C. & E. MILBUBN.__ 1 / \ BBLS COAL OIL and FIVE BBLS. XW ALADDIN SECURITY OIL in store and for sale at lowest market rates, doc 10 J ANN BY & CO HEADQUARTERS FOR CLOAKS. Cons'.antly receiving the latest styles. Also BEAVERS lor cloaks ? very cheap, dec '3 D. F. W1T.MKK CO. / ^ORN KNIVES and CuRN HOOK^, wholesale and retail, at fcW King st., corner of Royal. Just in season. Call and see. set- 22 J. T. CB/*IQHT'>N Jc >O.N. HHEN-YEAR BAKER'S RYE WHISKEY JL is the best and purest. For sale by uct 18 GEO. McBCR-NEY <te SON._ ~a N OTHER "SUPPLY OF NEW BUCK /I WHEAT received to-day by oct 12 J. C. & ?. A11LBURN. JlUtlTl OmY SAL Kb. * COMMISSION 15RS' SALE OF VALUA v; BLE PROPERTY N EAR PALL'S CHURCH, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA.-Un der authority of a decree of tlio Circuit Court of Fairfax county, Va., pas*od at its November terui, l37o, in the suit of Moran and wife vs. John 11. Gheen ot al., tho .subscribers, commis sioners, appointed for that purpose, will sell at public auction on the premises, at 11 o'clock a. in., on SATURDAY, the l&th day oi .January, 1S7'<, the following described property, lately owned by John H. Gheen and now occupied by John J. Moran, viz : A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND, in said county of Fair'ax, on the Middle turnpike road, near Falls Church, and described as follows ac cording to a survey made by Levi Doming, County Surveyor ot said county, February IS, ltitiS: Beginning at the northeait corner ot the land heretofore owned by Joseph E. Birch and northeast corner of tho land purchased by said Birch ol A. H. Ives, beincj also the southwest corner of A. II. und S. S. Ives' land, running thence S. Sli? E. -13 chains 76 links to a chestnut stump and sprouts at tho Brick Church lot; theiico S. VV. 3 chains 12? links to the centre of tho road --n the line of William Taylor's h.nd; thence S. 54i? W. 5G chains 25 links to a stake and stones in said road; thence S. 7>3? VV. 10 ciaaii.s 'J3 .inks in said ruad to another stako at the corner ol tho land purchased by said Birch ; thence N. 17? E. chains 30 links to the begin ning, containing 117 a. '& r. and 27 p., exclusive of' 1 a. '2 r. a ml -iS p included in said survey and occupied by the said turnpike, beini< the same property which was conveyed by John J. Moran and wife to Almond Birch in trust ioi certain purposes, by deed of AIay L'O, 1871, duly record ed in said county. Terms?Casn. HENRY W. THOMAS, S. FERGUSON BE/vClI, jan 4-ts Commits.oners. rj^RUSTEE'S SALE OF DRY GOODS. On and after FRIDAY, November 2?)th, tho large and well ass 'rtod stock ol DRY GOODS ana FANCY GOODS, now in the store of Pretzfeldor iSj Bendheim, No. 141 King street, Alexandria, V".*., will bo offered for sale by the Assigi ees, and must be sold for tho bent-lit of the creditors within thirty days. The st>>c:c consists in part jf large lines of Prints, Sheet ings, Shirtings, Alpacas, Cassimeres, Shawls, Blankets, Mourning Goods, ?x:c., Jco. All o; which will be sold at very low prices, regardW oi cost, so as to ensure their speedy sales. Tin is a rare chance, and those in want of dry goods sho'.ld call early and secure great bargains. pgr S FECI A L.?A largo lino of desirable DRESS GOODS has been placed on our centre counter, and will be sold ior 12 I-- CENTS PER Y ARD. TO CLOSE. Tho remainder of the itock of all kinds has Deon still further re duceu in price. _ nov lit*?tf A Lii PERSONS having claims against tiie ^*5^ dry goods lirm of PRETZFELDER 0c BEN DM ELM will proaont them to the cashior l'or adjustment, ^nd all indebted tu tiie lirm a.e requested to make immediate payment. no -<> B O <> t%S & 7V/ TM O.VE It Ik". iAM'AUV, iS7(i. John H. Parrott, No. 55 King street, (Next to Corse's Banking Hou*e,) ALEXANDRIA, VA. Dealer in BLANK BOOKS, WRITING and WRAP PING P A P K R. E N V K LO P KS, 1 N K.S. PENS, MUCILAGE, PENHOLD ERS, IN KST* N DS, LEAD and SLATE PENCILS, SEAL ING WAX, &c. A1s<> Engraved Notes, Drafts and Bark Chocks, Letter Copying Books, Presses, Brushes and Ink, Erasing Rubber, Gum Bands, Silicate Slates and Books, ur anything else wanted i:i the Statiorory Department, a.- well as SHEET MUSIC, besides FLUJR SACKS?plain or printed to order? PAPER BAGS of all kinds and sizes, Shipping Tags, &c., at factory price.-, jan 1?tf At FRENCH'S. A3wp.y? oh hniMi ;?11 tlx- leading Mag.H7.ine? Newspapers, American and Foreign review? ?Subscriptions receivt^l hi publishers rates. DlAn'IEft fur lb7'i; a largo variety of style a/id SiZefv H vULRSTOWN ALMANAC."4 fur ls7o singly, by i,ho dozen or gross. London illustrated Almanac. 50c. Cassoll's j jondun Almanac, oOe. Frank Leslie's Almanac, 5Ue. .losl; Billings' Almanac, 'SjC. IN FELICE, by Augusta J. Evans, is soiling rapid.y; now lot jnot received; $2. I'ilE LITERATURE OF KISSING, glean ed from history, ^oetry, fiction and anocdot ?, by J/. C. Buinbaugh, A.A1., It.D. Plca.-ant sub ject? "Literature of Kissing"?and then tie* cfieapnoss. The idea of nil liiis mystery beir.g unfold- d for the paltry sum of a dollar and sev onty-liv'e runts. THE MILLER OF SILCOTT MILL, a novel, by Mrs. Uarrington Doslonde; ?1 75. CARTOONS, by Margaret <J. Proston; ?1 V). MENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS, an Album I? ?r Confessions of Tastes, Habit- anil Convictions by Hubert Saxtori; Carte do Visite edition f<>r '76; pnotugruph.- uf questions <;ach ; some thing new and Very attractive; $ 1 GO; handsome book. "NEARER, M Y GOD, TO Til EE," by .Sa rah Flower Ad.mis, with designs by L. B. Humphrey. This is a charming book. $2. THE AMAZON AND MaDERIA RIV ERS; sketches and descriptions from tho not? book of vn explorer, by Frank Kolloy ; OS illus trations; $5; 1 vol., 8vo. Just received a large stock of Ledgers, Jour nals, Dnv Hooks, Cash B ?ok.), full arid half bcund, Tally liooks, Memorandum and l'a-. Books, ail sizes and descriptions Now styles English aud French .Stationery. Now Books daily. GEOKGE E. FRENCH, 95 Kinir street. dec 20?tf .7lEKTi.\iS!5. Alexandria, Vn., December 31, 1 ?->'i?*>. rpll R AN N L" AL E L ECTION F< >K D1 K E( '? J- TORS of the Bank of the Old Dominion will bo hoid on TUESDA Y, the lltn of .Janua ry. between the hours of 12 and 1 o'clock |>. m., at tho Banking iiou.se of the Citizens' National Bank. \VM. 11. LAM BERT, dec 31-wte Cn.-hi?*r. CUTiZ?NS' N AT 10N AL 15ANK. / Alexandria, December 11, 1875. The ANNUAL ELECTION FOR DIREC TOR > OF THIS BANK will he held at the Banking IIou.se, on TUESDAY, .January lltn, li76, between the hours of 11 and \'l o'clock, dec ll-wtdlO W ?1. H. L/l.'il BERT, Cashier. I7URST KATIUNAL BANK OF ALEX'A., ? Alexandria, Dec. 7. lfc>75. Tho annual election lor Directors o: tajs Bank will be held at the Banking House, on TUES DAY, January 11th, 1370, between tho hours of 12 and 1 (/clock. dec 7-wt.JlO CLE AS. K. IlOOi Cashier. El) Tl tiJS'.tE. T^OCAL ML'SIC. An elerneritary class for instruction in Vocal Music will be organized at the ro rn o; the Y. M. C. A., every Monday and Wednesday, at ?* j>. m. Person.- desirous of joining tbe class can leave their names with Jas Entwiale, jr., or at No. 0 south Columbus street, or at the room on tne night of organization. jan ?-tl2tl.* J. GKIGG. _ VIKGIN1A AGRICULT UKAL AND ME CH ANICAL COLLEGE. The next half session begins 21.h February. Of 222 students ltut year, nearly 1UJ lived in messes at an average monthly cost nelow 5SO.0O, with tuition and room rent free, -tor Catalogue address C. L. C. MINOR. President, dtc i?)?twlm 1 Blacksburg, v a. PKIM E FACTOK Y. and PI N'.E A i' P L E CH EES E for sale; by . dec 10 * J. L. <fc K. MILBLRN?