It is alleged that for a generation the people of Alexandria, Va., have been afflicted with the whistling distemper. It has often puzzled the good people of Alexandria to know why General Albert Pike changed hia place of residence from this place to Washington a few years ago. His residence at the corner of Cameron and St. Asaph streets was one of the nicest in this town. He had his magnificent library there, and when a few years ago he announced that he had determined to remove to Washington niany were the conjectures as to the cause of the move, and many were the causes assigned. ( Only a few days before his death the matter was cleared np. In a conversation with a gentleman from this city the general was asked why he had left this city for Washington, and his reply was becanse "the Alexandria people whistle toomuch."