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World. THE EASTERN CRISIS England's Policy Now Fully Elaborated. LORD SALISBURY EN ROUTE tiuia In&iiti Upon Turkey's Exelnsion from the Preliminary Meeting. OUR FLAG- ON THE OCEAN. [BT CABLE TO THE HEBAI.D.] London, Nov. 21, 1870. Now that Ix>rd Salisbury has actually set out for Constantinople, wo kgin to think that the confer- | ence may possibly take place. The picture of the sedate Secretary for India visiting the capitals o^ i France, Germany an?l Austria, presumptively to tell the representatives of those goveroments that they will see a (earful row If he comes away from Con itantlnople unsatisfied seems more ludlcrons than the critical state of affairs would justify. He may be supposed to say, to Bismarck especially:?"Help as, If possible; but, U you cannot, don't aid the Bear?stand neutral!'' THE CABINET PLANA. At the Cabinet council which was held In Down ing street on Saturday, thtf sole theme of dis cussion was the Marquis of Salisbury's policy at the forthcoming conference. It was derided that he should endeavor to secure the best terms for the Christians In Tutkey without cn :roachtng upon her territorial integrity. He Is to make a Arm stand for the maintenance of Turkish nnlty. Beyond that large latitude Is al lowed for his discretion, and the Cabinet las full confidence In his ability. If Rus - ila refuses the English programme Salisbury is llrected to withdraw at once from the conference ?nd to declare that British troops will at once occu py and defend Constantinople. It will be seen by the great point embodied in these directions, name ly, the determination to stand for the Integrity of Turkey, that England has not departed from her ?rlglnal policy. RUSSIA AND AURTfUA. At the very moment that tfll these schemes were fender discussion by a British Cabinet, Hussia had taken a diplomatic position which may block the wheels of peace. The Hkbaj.d's correspondent In Constantinople telegraphed last night that he is assured that Russia absolutely Insists upon the exclusion of Turkey from the preliminary confer ence. The Austrian Ambassador at Constantinople, however, takes a hopeful view of the situation. He thinks that everything whl be arranged and that Turkey will even accede to Russia's demands j respecting Bulgaria. BN ROUTE FOR THE CONFERENCE. Tne Marquis of Salisbury, who has be?a appointed ?pedal ambassador to act with Sir Henry Elliot as English plenipotentiary at the coming conference, left Ixmdon yesterday with his fttmlly and suite for Constantinople by ,way of the Continent. He Is now resting In Paris, and will visit Berlin and Vienna, en route presumably for consultation with the English Ministers at the courts of Germany and Austria. Prince Bismarck will arrive In Berlin to-night, simultaneously with the Marquis of Salis bury, THE OUTLOOK RKQARDEO AS BOPBTUl. The Right Hoa Mr. Cross, Home Secretary, at a banquet in Birmingham last night, spoke very hope fully In regard to the present aspect of the Eastern question. He said all the Cabinets of Europe con sidered the conference to be the means of settling the difficulty. He thought the conference would probably meet before the end of the week. He de clared the lime hsd come wbon the waf>te paper cur rrncy of Turkish promises should be paid In sterling colli. A CHAFTKE OF CONTRADICTIOUS. The Cologne Gazrtte has, lor tho twentieth time, for feited all confidence as a trustworthy authority. A letter U published by the London branch of the Rotns shllds compiricly denying the announcement mado In Saturday's Gazette, of Cologne, to the effect that the great banklug house had promised to adTance money to Russia. The letter declares that there is not I tbc si gbtest truth in the report Careful eontradic | lions were al<o published In yesterday's journals of | the recent reports of activity at tho Woolwich Arsenal where, the Morning J'oit, on Saturday, stated an order had been received lor 40,000,COO cartridges and 40,000 ammunition boxes In which to pack cartrldsaa for transportation. The Increased demand for cartridges Is solely In consequence of the adoption of the Mar Unl-Henry rifle in th? Indian army. It is only fair to the Momxng rout lo sr.y that more people believe that the , cartridges were ordered than did before the eontradic- j tion. The public discrlmlnatea very cleverly between false news printed by mlscbanoe In the public journals j and untrue statements put forth by ministers and secretaries for the sake of masking the plans ot the (oreramenL What Is a heinous sin Tor journalism is a virtue amont diplomats. OCR FLAG AeaOAD. The Hkbai.d's Madeira correspondent announces 1 Ibat the United Statoa steamer Gettysburg arrived at . aorta Bay, Fayal, one ol the Axore Islands, on the | 8th met. The officers and mea were snjeylng unusu ally good health. thk Hoaaias or tms bkvoai. cvcLoni. The details ol tho dreadful cyclone la Bengal only add to the awful character of the disaster. The Timn of yesteriisv printed a long telegram from Calcutta, of which the following la a summaryThree large Islands, namely, Hatllab, Nundeop and Dakhin Shaba- ! ba\ pore, and nnmcroas smnll Islands Included In the | Bacaergunge, Nookjiolly and Chittngong districts, weee enllre'y submerged by the storm wave of October Si. j as was also the mainland for live or ?lx miles inland. ; Tnet.e laiauda uro all situated iu or near the estuary ol 1 tne River Medna Tho largest? Dakhin Mmbabay pore?was HOO square miles in extent. It bad a popu- j lanou of uuout 240.000. Haltlnh and Sundeep, to (ether, had about 1M 000 |>opulatlon. Up lo eleven o'clork on the niclit or the 31st there wore no signs ol Janger, liut before midnight a ware swspt ov> r tho ?ountry to a depth, in-many places, of twenty feet, inrprlsing the ponplo in ibetr beds Dense (roves ol eoroaiiut snd palm trees around the villages enabled nany to save themselves by climbing among the tranches, and some took refuge on the roofs ot thalr houses, but the water burst the bousea asunder and swept them out to sea. Some were carried thus aorosa the channel ten miles, to tfee Cblttagong | district, bat a rut majority were never heard of again. The country la perfectly flat and almost every one per I shed who (ailed to reach the tree a. There la scarcely a household In the Islands and on the adjacent cosst bat lost many members. The cattle ara all drowned. The boats are swept away and tneana of communica tion with other districts Is destroyed. There Is much diatrcs* among the survivors, which the government I* relieving. The Government Gaxttle says . wherever the stormwave passed it Is believed not a third or (be population survived. The Islands have barely one -toorth of their former inhablianta The stench from tue putrefytpc bodies Is Insufferable and a general out break of cholara Is hourly expected. The Timet' cor respondent aays tbls tear is happily not yet realised? except fh Nook Dolly, where the dlseaao Has appeared. Kews Irom mo famine-threatened districts of Madras Is somewhat better. Rain has come In time to do some good. In Bombay the prospects are still gloomy. Actus! famine in two or three districts seems probable and great distress in lour or Ave more. TUB BRITISH COS If TRADE. '?The sapplles of wheat in country markets has bean again small," says the Mark Lane Expreu in its weekly review of the British corn trad?, "bat Its con dition has improved under tbe influence of frosty weather. Dulness hss been the prevailing feature of the provincial trsdo for both whoat snd feeding corn. Several markets quoted a decline of a shilling par quarter for English wheat. Imports for tbe last week into London bavo bean more liberal than lately, bat tbe aupply of American wheat was comparatively trifling sgainst tha large arrivals of Kussian and Indian. Tbe approaching closing of Russian navigation will make America our main source of supply for red wheat. It remains to be seen whether sho will ship freely at present prices or await advanced values. Ibe local trads has revived, owing to the pollttoal uneasiness, London receiving consider ably over tho usual proportion of Imports inconse quence of the hssvy Rassisn and East Indian ship* menu. Oats advanced sixpence per quarter dosplto increased arnvsls, but resize receded sixpence owing to tbe slackened demand. Tbe arrivals ol wheat oil tbe cosst were very moderate during the week, snd sn improvement of one shilling sixpence to two shillings oocurred. TBS KINO or ITALY, AXD THR PAPAL 8BK. The Italian Parliament opened yesterday. Tbe King in his speech from the throne, referring to the threat ening events trsnspiring st the present tlmo, expressed confidence in tho success of tbe counsels of modera tion which Ills government bad given effectual sap port. Regarding tho relatione between Cbarch and State the King said the extensive liberties grsntad the Cbarch ought not to impair pnbllc liberties. The government would, therefore, propose bills lor render ing efficient the reservation in tbe laws respecting the Papal Sea. AS AVBICAM STEAMKK LOST. It is announced at Lloyds that tho stoamer Windsor Castle had been lost near Cape Town. Mo particulars or the disaster have been received. This vessel is one of tha regulsr mall steamers plying between tireat Britain and Cape of Good Hope. Tbe psssengers snd crew ara all saved. ?ALP A M1I.LI0* FOR AMlftlCA. Filty thousand pounds sterling tn American eagles ($248,000 gold) for New York, and 60,000 sovereigns ($265,600 United Stales currency) lor Canada were withdrawn from bank yesterday. A BRITISH OCKROAT I.OST. I The English Admiralty received a despatch from Nagasaki yesterday stating that Her Majesty's gun boat Lapwing Is reported to have been lost In a great Sal* near Cbafoo. No lives were lost asothm rrpublicah d*pptt. M. Chrlstophle, republican, has been elected to the French Cnamber of Deputies lor Valence. THE STEAMER MOCTEZUMA. FURTHER DITilU O* THE BEIEURE.?A WAR ?E8SEX1 OK BER TRACK. Havana, Nov. 20,1878. It Is reported that tbo steamer Moctexuma was seen near Tortugas Island, ofT the Venezuela coast, making for Laguayra. A Spanish wardship has gone In parsnlt WOMKX 1.1 THg PLOT. An eye-Wltneas of the sclzuro of the Mocteznma says eighteen passengers, including lour women, came aboard at Puerto Plata. The men demanded the sur render of the steamer in the name of the Kepublio of Cuba. The female passengers on the Moctexuma were apparently accomplices, having made various demon strations alter the capture of the steamer In favor of the captors. THM CARGO of tbo vessels consisted ol 60 cattle, some 2,000 bags of oufTee, 1,600 bags of corn and numerous packages of dry goods Irom St. Thomas. the"FENIAN SCARE. Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 20, 1878. Some excitement was croated here to-day by the cir culation of a rumor that volunteers had been ordered to the front It was ascertained, however, that no such order has been Issued, but the Militia Depart ment has instructed volunteer officers to bold them selves In readiness for any emergency which may arise. THE LICK ESTATE. Sax Frakcibco, Nov. 20, 1878. James W. Lick, nephew of James Llrk, has Died a petition opposing the appointment of John H. Lick, the natural son of the deceased, as administrator, and asking that he be granted letters of administration) Petitions .have also been filed by other heirs, making the same request. The petitions allege that James Lick wan of unaound mind for the past three years, covering the term in which *he various trust dee?is were rxer.med. 1 ho bearing was set down for the 4th of December. A SUPPER TABLF. MURDER. Kikoston, Ont, Nov. 20, 1678. 1 Four men, named Patrick Dougherty, William Foy, Peter Smith and James Smith, went to Matthew Gar reu s boarding house, at Sharbot Lake, on Saturday evening, ond while at supper became abusive and quarrelsome. liarrett remonstrated, whereupon he wax mriirk on tlie head wiih a hoavy club and died yesterday. The men have been arrested. 1 MIDNIGHT WEATHER REPORT. War Drparthrst, 1 Officii op th* Cjiibf Siojial Oppicrr, | Washixoto?!, D. C.. Nov. 21?1 A. M. J ProWbilUi**. For Tuesday, tn the South Atlantic and Gulf States, south and west winds, slightly warmer, clear or partly cloudy weather, with stationary or rising Oximeter, will prevail. For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, the upper lake rogion and upper Mississippi Valley, falling barome ter, southeast to southwest wind*, warmer cloudy or partly cloudy weather, followed in the latter by rolder northwest winds, rising barometer and pos sibly light snow, whlcb conditions will continue over portions of the lower Missouri Valley. For the lower lake region*, northeast to southeast winds, stationary or higher temperature, atattonary or falling barometer, cloudy weather and light rains. For the Middle State*, rising barometer, northeast winds backing to colder westerly with clearing wnather in the toutbern portions, but cloud and rain in the northern. For New Kngland northeast winds, falling barom eter stationary temperatures, cloud and rain, except at the Vtiteri .stations, northerly winds and rising bant meter. The upper Ohio and tributaries will rite. Cautionary signals continue from Cape May to Fast* port. _ _ TIIK WEATHER YERTKRDAT. The following record will show the changot In the temperature lor the past twenty-four hours, in com parison with the corresponding date or last year, as indlrated by the thermometer at Hudnut's pharmacy, Hkralo Building:? 1876. 1878. 1875. 1878. 3AM *?'' *4 3 30 !\ M 46 46 ft A. M 42 44 6 I'. M 44 4/. 0 A M 44 4? V 1'. M 41 46 12 X 45 46 12 P. M 30 44 Average temperature yesterday 45 Average temperature lor corresponding date last year 43 HAVANA MARKET. Havana, Not. 20. I87(V SprnUh go'd, 219!* a 'IVtX- Kxchange unchanged. Sugar unchanged. CHEESE MARKET. Albany. N. V., No*. 20. 18PT6. The season Is rapidly drawing to a elns?. At Llnle rails the uheese murkst offerings did nos exceed 4.w*l. wh.eh brought 120. a 13)ie fa n. rheSH ?elil lor I le a 12??e., ike offering* being 1lght H.1uer-Tl.ere Is no okange m the complexion el ihs Market; lOti Brklns were seld for 27e. a XX GETTING READY. Significant Army and Nayy Movements in Washington. MASSING TROOPS AT THE ARSENAL Engineer Offioera Examining Ap proaches to the City. DANGEROUS DEMOCRATIC PROCESSION. General Sherman Sayi the Preparations Are Necessary. OPINIONS OF ARMY OFFICERS. [by TZUSOBAm TO THZ BXIALD.] Washington, Not. 20, 1878. The itr?ats of Washington, especially la the region known as the I aland, lying between the Potomac Rail road da pot and the Arsenal grounds, presented quite a martial appearance to-day. Soon after daylight a long train rolled in from Baltimore and unloaded thrae companies of soldiers, who tcok op their line of march for the Arsenal, whore they Joined the detach ment whioh bad landed over nlsht from the Norfolk steamer, making seven companies within the spacious grounds. The Arsonal is to Washington what the Battery Is to New York. It Is a large park at the extremity of the elty, and In times of peace Is the resort on Sunday for pleasure seekers, comprising an area of about fifty acres, broken up Into groves and terraced mea dows of the most rural and peaceful aspect. It is dotted at the same time with mounds of cannon balls, and strewa with collections of all kinds ! of ordnance Within the enclosure are machine shops and barracks, such as are usual la a as Hilary depot. A drenehing rain fell all day, aeapite which the soldiers occasionally strsggled out Into the adjoining streets, while parties of smartly dresaea officers faced the bluster of the storm In search of refreshments at the up-town hotels and restaurants. Washington gssed upon theso men with a new and strange Interest, despite its long fsmlliarlty in days gone by with the 1 ilthl of Holdlerv lha latin tr rim. hlun mm. and red stripes 01 the omeers commsnaed instant ntten Hon and causod lb* wayfarer, aa the storm swept the street*, lo tara around for a fuller look. So far the garrison of Waahington Is confined to the trivial num ber of 400 men, nil or whom are quartered la the Arsenal grvurda. The company which It w?? said wocld be deuched and ?ent to occupy qnnrters la the Navy Yard, was retained with the rest In tho Arsenal, the fact having boen made manifest that the corps of marines In the Nary Yard was competent for its safe keeping lor the present and until the situation or affairs became more critical. That more troops are coming is most likely, but the officials at army head quarters aro proof against the assaalu or the most sktifal and desperate or interviewers, and tbelr num ber and name are kept a profound secret. Very natu rally, the reasons and objects or thin movement ot the military to ?Washington aro the subject ot universal speculation. Partisans on both sides go to extremes and exaggeration In tbetr proffered explana tions or it. The democrats prononace It the beginning of a scheme to soeure a republican triumph by foroe of arms. The republicans say It is precaution against a democratic demonstration to pre vent the Inauguration of the republican Presidential candidate. OKXlBAL BB*B*A*'? BXPLASATlO*. Tho real reaaon, however, was riven by General Sherman when he said:?"We must protect the public property, you know, and we must guard the arsonals, particularly the arsenals, whatevor the eventual settle ment of the election dispute may be. TBI DASOEBOC8 BUBBHT. It Is not Impossible that some of the hot-blooded, reckless and desperate parti sans of the candidae who Is most In favor with the people or the adjoining States of Vlr ginta and Maryland might make a dash into the city of Washington, to thereby effoetually destroy their cause and that of their candidate. Baltimore has hun drcdK ot such mad spirits, and the eountry to the south ot Washington would send them plenty of com pany, no matter how much their Presidential leader might disavow their conduct, and jio matter how fruit less might be such an enterprise eventually. It would in the heretofore delencelessoondltion or the city have put us buildings and public property at their mercy; again a desperate fray of this kind might sacrifice the President to Its rage. It is no secret that detectives have already warned the Prealdent that he should be eautlous In bit movements and not expose himself in situations where he might bo made the victim of a plot again.it his personal safety. The Treasury building alono would be a tempting object to a band of desperadoes, cloaking their purpose under the disguise of political partisanship. lt? alOO.OOO.OOO of gold, silver, currency and bonds would alone be a pri*e rich enough to tempt a raid. In short, the mischief and Injury such an enterprise might accomplish la incalculable. But, while the Ad ministration seems Justified In prseautlonary meas nWt it is doing a little stroke of busi ness' ror itself and the candidate with whom Its sympathies lio. As a lawyer would say, the republicans are making a ease with the people against the supporters or the olbor candidate, whose followers are put in the light ot a raetlous and revolu tlonary party whose menaces have in turn rondered necessary the presence oT troops in Wsshlngton to pro teet the city against violence. It Is In this iplnt of propriety and of policy combined that measures of protection and defence have been taken by tbo govern m'nt. ixac?mat?d asrosTS or rtrimwixT. It should be said, meantime, that the reports of ex citement in Washington are greatlr exaggerated. Tho arrival or the troops on Sunday night was known to comparatively lew people In the city, and eacaped the observation altogether of the local papers. It was not until the New York papers got hore Jhls afternoon that anything like a commotion was created. Tho plan for the piotection or tho ciiy has not developed Itsell to the public eye, and whatever It may bo Is kept a secret by the military and naval authorities. The points to be covered are m?ny,_ and In case of sn extensive programme or defence would require more than tho handlnl of men who are now In the Arsenal ground*. Til ntooRAim or vtrnnc*. Indeed, ?ba protective movement already embraoee arequisition ea the forces of the Mary Department; Indeed, the officer* of the Washington Sit/ Yard are makiag active preparations to delend that establishment against a possible attack. Tbe Marina Gaard, witbia tbe enclosure, baa barn Increased to 120 men. In tbe Ordnance Department workmen are busily engaged In aelectlag ammunition for tbe Howltser and Galling guna. Preparations are also being mada to awing one of tbe men-ol-war, bow lyiag at tbe dork, broadaide to tbe Anacoatla Bridge, tbna defending tbe approach from tbe countlea of Kastern Maryland. This Is tbe same atraeture that Wllkea Booth croasel over ?a the night he aasaaainatad Praatdent Lincoln. Tbe vessel will be moored in lucb a position that her guna can be trained upon It. The marines and crawa of tbe UBiled States steamers Despatch and Tallapoosa are to be reetricted in their leaves of absence, and only a limited number win be allowed liberty each afternoon, and these are reqaired to be at their barracks or on abipboard before mid night Companies are to be formed to man tbe how Users and galling guns la casf of emergency. The total numb?r ol sailors and marines within the yard is 370. In addition to thoaa there are over 100 workmen In tbe ordnance department, who ara well trained in the use of Held pieces. THK MARINK H a A D*iC A BTBRS. At tbe headquarters of tbe Marine Corps, on Eighth street, activity reigns. The garrison numbers about 175 men, who are restricted In the same manner as tbose at tbe navy yard. Reinforcements are expected at these headquarters within a few daya from the different alalions along tne Atlantic Coast A vlait to the araenal gronnda tbla evening abowed active work going on to make tbe soldiers there as comfortable as possible under tha circumstances. Some are in tbe machine shops and olliera are In tents. The barracks aocommodationa are insignificant and Insufficient MORK TROOPS COMINO. In addition to the seven companies now in tbe place three more companies were hourly expected. The of ficer in command could not say from what point they were coming. The companlOH which arrived from the West this morning were recently temporarily atationed in the Department of tbe Missouri and on their return Eaat to New York were halted at Ilarrla burg. Pa., by Colonel Audenrold, of General Sherman's staff, and ordered here. This detachment is under command of General Abram C. Wildrick, Captain In tha Third artillery, and comprises his own company, Maior John G. Turnbull's company Third artillery, and MsjorW. R. Grave's company of tbe Second artillery. Three more cooipanlos of tho Third artillery will ar rive to-morrow and Captain Joseph G. Ramsay's light battery of the Second artillery will arrive Thursday from Fort McHenry, Baltimore. Tbe companies ar riving to-day are companies D and E, Third artil lery, and C, Second artillery. The next arriving companies will be sent to Fort Whlpplo, Just across the river from tbo city, and to the Navy Yard, and before tbe week ends soma of tho succeeding compa nles which will arrive will be quartered in the Capitol Itself. Fort Whipple Is one of tbe strongest of the eordon of forts whlclj. was built during tbo late civil waj tor the delence of Washington, and is distant about two miles from tbo Capitol as the crow or a K.xaiXlMUl EXAMISIXO TBS BRIDGES. Engineer officers yesterday and to-day examined the Acquecuct Bridge and Long Bridge, the two bridge* connecting Washington with the Virgtnla shore, to see If tboy would bear the weight of tho guns whlcb wllj within ten days be mounted at Fort Whipple. That fort is tho only one which directly commands the whole of this city. Tim AVAILABLE TROOPS. Careful inquiry la army circles shows the fol lowing present disposition of troops which are Immediately am liable for concentration here:? companies A. C and E, ol the First artillery, are now returning East from the Indian Territory; General Pope's commsnd. as are also companies G and H, of the Second artillery, from tho same Territory, and company I, from Weatern Kansas, Companies G and L. Third artillery, aro also en route East from Fort Reno, Indian Territory, and Colonel Audenreld Is still at Harrlsburg. watching to send these her*. There, with tho com panies already here, will mako sixteen companies of artillery, and good authority states that by next Sun day there will he twenty-two companies in and about tbe elty. What will be the other six com pantos, other than Major Ramsay's light bat tery of the Second artillery, no one can now tell; but tbe following are the troops that can bo thrown Into town wlthla twenty-four hours. Mi^ior Brecklnridte, Second artillery. Is at Fort Foote, dowa the Potomac, tea miles from here; Colonel Roysl J. Frank, Company B, and General Richard H. Jack son, Company K, First artillery, are at Fort Adams, Newport, R. L; Colonel I/rams I. Langon, Company M, First artillery, is at New London, Conn.; General W. If. Graham, Company I, la at Fort Warren, and General A. M. Randol, Company L, is at Fort Independenee, both of the First artlllory, and both In Boston Harbor. Company D, Colonel Henry W. Cloason, commanded by Captain John C. Wnlte, Is at Piattsburg, N. Y. In New York Harbor there is now Major Sinclair's Company B aad Major Myriek's Company I, of tbe Third artillery, at Fort Hamilton, and Colonel Livingstone's Company K at Fort Wood, on Bedloe's Island. Genernl Edward R. Warner's Company M, la at the Centennial grounds, Philadelphia. Com pany B, Third artillery, whoso commander, Major James McMillan, Is now on duty here at the War Department, la stationed at Fort Niagara, V. Y., and Company F, Colonel Robert N. Srott, is at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N. Y. Theso make fourteen com panies, but In addition there are two loot companies ol artillery at Fortress Monroe and five In North Caro lina, whloh could bo brought here In a very brief time. what ax abtillkrv officer satb. One of the artillery offleers here, in a conversation to-night, professed not to onderstaad tbe reason of so much secresy at army headquarters. Ho said:?*'I don't see what the devil Is the good ol trying to keep this tbiag a secret aa soon as we got here." He came from South Carolina the papers ha4 it. He said that only Colonel I,?dor knew where they were bound for up to the ilmo tbey reached Norlolk on Friday night, and all Ibe men expected that tbey were returning to their former station at Fortress Monroe. General William F. Harry, Colonel of tho Second artillery, who la now In com mand of the artillery school ana Fortress Monroe, has been ordered to turn that command over to G'-nrral Joseph Roberts, Lieuten ant Colonel of the Fourth artillery, and to report here In person on Thursday morning He has been Instructed to go dtrm.l to tba arsenal and assnino command and slay there. A r.)RCK or TWKLYB nr.10Rltt? MB* IIRADT. With tne troops at tha Arsenal, the sailors, tba marines from hoadqaarters aad tbe Navy Yard, Cap tain W. G. Moore's Wsshlngton Light Infantry aad Captain D. McCatbraa's Washington Li|M Guard, Um government hat at tta disposal within the city at p res sent about 1,270 men, fully armed anil equipped. TUB rmOJKCTKD nBBOTRATIC PB?0*HTRATM>?. The democrats have selected Wrdoeadar nigbt, the 29th insi, for a torchlight procession and Jollification meeting. They say that 20,000 mm from the aur rounding countries of Virginia and Maryland will be here to participate. Thia la looked upon by aome as ?n Indication of trouble, but only at suggested by tbe four that a few desperate "cow boys-' or Baltimore "plug ugllea" may take advantage of tbe chance to create a dlaturbance. ?Msm-mo tii? ports. Army officers who are believed to know something of what la going on, wero to-day making inquiries about Forts Lincoln and Bunker Hill, two of the eld abandoned earthwork* on tbe northern Iront of tbe city and which comprised tbe main defence during the war of the approach to tbe city from Baltimore, Fort Lincoln Is about three mllea northeast of the Capitol, on the highest ground In the neighbor hood and during the war waa armed with a battery of 100-pounds I'arrott guns snd controls the turnpike leading from Baltimore, as well as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It Is now dismantled, but eould be sufficiently repaired Id twenty-four hours to recolve an armament of a dozen heavy rifled guns. Fort Bunker Hill Is on a lower elevation to the north and woat of Fort Lincoln ; Is covered by Its guns, and is so situated that guns placed there can rake all tbo approaches to Fort Lin coln, as well aa control the same railway and tbe turn pike as far away aa Bladenburg. This fort can alio be placed In condition ror servlco In a very brief time, but Will require more t^rk upon it. THK NBWI.1 AHKIVBD TROOPH. The following is a complete roster of the newly ar rived companies and officers now here: Company I, Fourth Artillery, Colonel Richard Lodor; Lleuteuants A. B. Dyer and Clarence Deems. Company G, First Artillery. Lieutohant Colonel Samuel S. KUIer and Lieutenant John T. Honeycutt. Company A. Filth Artillery. M^jnr Wallace F. Ran dolph ; Licutenanta John P. Jefferson, a son of "Joe Jefferson," tbe commedlau, and J. M. Baldwin, with Lieutenant Wright 1*. Kdgerton, or the Second Artil lery, temporarily attached to the company. Company A, Third artillery; Major i.orenzo Lorain, M^jor Abrnm, G. Verplank and Lieutenants James D. Hura, and C. A. Postley. Company E, Third artillory, General Abram C. Wil drlck. Company D, Third artillery, Major John G. Turubulll Company C, Second artillery, Major William P. Graves. A PROMIXUtT OrriCBR'a 8TATKMBNT. The most plausible theory yet afforded in explanation of the necessity claimed to exist tor the presence of an armed force here was given to-night by a prominent officer of tbe War Department during a conversation with your correspondent. He says that the advertlaement has been widely mad* of tbe democratlo ratification meeting to take place In this elty on the 20th of this month. It is understood that It is to be one of the largest of its kind ever bad at tbe CapltoL It Is thought that It will be characterized by Illuminated transparencies and ban ners, which may prove offanslvo and Irritating. Belknap, Babcock and others whose reputations have suffered and who havo hosts of local admirers are to bo cartooned and satirized. Now as there aro about 10,000 colored republicans in Washington it Is possible tbat hero and there on tho street corners disturbances may arise and result in a conflict between tbe two parties which will end In a riot or other dis astrous breach ol the peace and in fatal consequences to both sides from the indiscriminate nse of firearms; unless quelled no one can tell where the trouble may end. This probability Is Inereasod by the fact that several thousand visiting celcbrants of tbe Jollification will came variously from Baltimore and Maryland, adjacent to Washington, wbllo almost the whole of the popu lation from Alexandria and other near points in Virginia, will help to swell the crowd. In tbe present high state of partisan feeling It is (oared tbat this mass of processionists may no be posseased of any large amount ol good temper, and in tbo event of a collision It would bo moat requisite tbst a sufficient force should be at hand to check dis turbance at Its outbieak. tii k rrakok for assxmsldiq noon. This is alleged to bo the Immsdlat* reaion for as sembling troops In tb* national capital at this tlmo and why thoy havo been so hastily sum moned bere. It Is argued on the part of tho administration that sine* tbfe present* of troop* bad such ? good effect In South Carolina and Louiaiana they will slso be of great advantage her* in preventing any bredth of tb* p*ace or any danger to tb* safety ol the capital, which has an in significant police fore*. Tb* administration s*X there la no Intention on its part to In terfere with tb* political doings of either party, but that it is Its botiodea doty to take all meas ores to prevent any oat rag* or breach of tbo peace. About 1,000 troops in all will conatltntc tb* extent of the lorce, which will be kept at hand subject to the order* of the gpverntnent The statement that a force ol 10,000 woald b* gathered is declared to be absurd. WILL VOLCXTRRRS BR CALLED FOR ? It is asked where could they t>* brought from; bat should any groat danger become imminent, requiring a large force, volunteers could be called tor. As sn additional precaution against disturbance on tho day of procession tho authorities of the district will, it t? I said, be requested to order the plaooa where liquor i* < sold to be closed. FORT ADAMS. ONLT ONE CO MP AWT AT THR TOST?THE BE MAINDEB OK THEIR WAT TO WASHINOTON. | [BT TKJ.IORAPH TO THE HERALD.] Newport, R. L, Nov. 20, 1978. As yet no signs of activity are visible at Fort Adams j or at the Torpedo station at this place, and upon in- ' quiry it ft ascertained that no orders growing out of ' th* startling military movements reported in ! the Hkralo or to-day are expected by the officers in charge of both of these important nations. There is but one company at fort Adams, the others being now en rout' to Washington from the South, where they were ordered prior to the election. Torpedo station is practically >:h?-*d lor want of funds, but a large number ol torpedo shell* ar* on band and can be tilled at a moment's notice. NAVAL PREPARATIONS. ADMIRAL TBENCHABD IKNCKS OBDKBH FOR THE MONITORS MONT AD E, WIANDOTTR AMD PASSAIC TO PROCEED TO HAMPTON ROADS. [BT TELEOBAPH TO THE HERALD.] Noarouc, Va?, Nov. 20,1870. Admiral Tranebard l?nod orders to-day directing that the monitors Montauk, Wyandotte and Passaic, now lying olf the citv, proceed to Hampton Koada to. morrow and await orders. Tbe Plymouth aud uew sloop* ol war Essex aad Kauger are daily expected at tbe navr yard lo lit out lor npncial service. Port Royal, S. ft, Nov. 30, UT8. The eorvett* Adams, Commander 1. W. Philip, ar rived to-day from Hampton Roads. Tbe Powhatan and Tallapooaa ar* *apect*d on Friday or Saturday. Tb* Board of Admiral* mil probably *om* on tb* Pow Tyh** RnM* ?n'1 Port R?rai mw permanent naval stations. BOHTOM A?D FOBTHMOtmi NAYT YARDS?AIA QI ntT AT TMFMK TARDH-OXLT HOCTIXI WOKK I'KftlMHIIKI)?8I*E('ULATIO?CS OJ* TUB NKWH fbo* WaBHIKOTOX. Bostox, Nov. 20, 1*79. The rumor* which rame from Washington to-day Indicating (hat lbe govtruiiicui frar* another rebellion! and ia making timely prep.ration* iherefor, created considerable excitement in lltwon. The ivt that Ihero had been a sudden movement of troops to the capital and that thn administration waa very reticent, wan confirmed by private despatched to one or two prominent gentlemen who hnd mken nam* to telegraph lor laJormaliou, but thev lam-d i? L.t.i anything concerning me coose .if such ,i sudden di*w?. slilon to care for th? welfare ot the Washington Arsenal Of course. there are various opinions ex prenNed. some to toe effect that President ttranl la bound to hold on to the sovcrn ment, others that be la w,?? in preparole ?r.^ u" ?''??,rj:oucy1 and still others who hold that this midden concentration ol soldiery at tho capiul is the result of a programme decided on by the War liepartma-nt long before these eli-ettou diniculiies The result ol inquiries by the Hrkalo correspond*nt la Ibut at both the liostou ami I'orictnouiii navy yard! the autborltiea know nothing whatever about the exciting ruraora wbicb come from Washington. I hare ju*l received a telegram from Ports mouth to this eflect, uml u personal visit m the Lharlextown Navy Yard waa rewarded with the positive information tint the quiet routlue ol the p%?t baa not yet been disturbed by any orders Irom Wash ington. Concerning Ihe probable movement ol Mas sachusetts militia lo Wa*b!ngton I hare alio a flat denial, as will bo seen by the following official letter from headquarters at Boston: Cukmchpomiir.vt ok tiik .Niw Vohk Hkkai.o: i?kar Sir?Vour Inquiry in regard to sendlnc froops to Washington received. There liua been no lender ol militia, no request for any. and the whole atory Is f.tHo. ?hero it originate.! is uot known at thu office The ?>o\rrtior s private secretary confirms the above in erery particular. Very respectfully, J. K KINGSBURY, Colonel and Assistant Adlutant General. THE UNITED STATES C0RVETT1 ADAMS. I'ort Royal, S. C., Nov. 20, 1878. The Unltod Stalo.i corvotto Adam-, Commander J* W. i'hllllp, arrived front liamptou Kouds to-day. INVISIBLE TWEED. The latest despatches received by the Hkrai.d from Sandy Hook up lo midnight, stale that ? steady lookout was kept lor the Kraukhn all day yesterday, but noth ing was seen of her. If the vessel sighted oil Barna gal on Saturday waa the frigate, alto must have again stood out to sen lor sa.'ety. 1 ho steamer t annua, Irom Bermuda, which passed up during the afternoon, bad seen nothing of her. \\ ith tho exception ol a couple ol pilot bonis, with close reeled sails, but low vessels passed Sundy Hook, out or iu, up to a late hour last night Tho Southern slearners Wyanoke, Cuntma and Rieb niond, as well as tho Idaho Irom Liverpool, battled into port ilesp.to the terrible gale aud heavy sea. The Helvetia lav lor aouio tiuio off the Highlands waiting lor high tide to crosa the bar. Tho opinions of scalar lug men urc divided us lo the sioumer soen 00 ltaruegat being the !? ranklln. but tho bulnnee of prob abilltseems lo luclinu to the alllrmalive. Tb? Southern Railroad of New Jersey seems lo bavs sullered severely Irom ibe surl. S*xor Hook, I A. M. ?No slgus ol Franklin yel. W inil earn and trenh Weather cloudy and raining. NKWH I'KOM TIIK PltA. Early yesterday afternoon iho liermuda mall Steamer laniuia, Caplaiu Ltddecoal, was suualleJ on Sandy Hook, but thu gale wan so severe that she did not reach lior dock tu tho North Kiver until late in tbe evening. 1 bo Hoalth Oilier eould not board line on quarantine owing to the heavy sea running m in? IJay. w hen tho olllcers wero asked if they had .seen auytnlng ol tho trigate Frankim they replied in th? negative. The pilot thought that the lookout at Barne gat headland uiuslhavo been a poor judgo when he re ported a irigale off that point. Ho did not believe that any war vessel would run in shore off Barm-gat. Tho Captain had not seen the Franklin, and he diu not be lieve that she was anywhere near the coast. He stated that, judging from ins own experience, the irigatr iutist have encountered northeast and northwest winds which must have retarded the progress of so large and heavy a vessel as ibo Kranklr*. He further expressed ibe opinion Ibal if the frigate was any. where in tho oftlng when tho Canima sighted sandr Hook Light she would have buea ?lisccrnbd, and of course, reported ou arrival in port CHRISTIAN ltEVIVAL. Chicago, Not. 20, 1*76. Tbe Interest In tbe revival mooting* conducted by Messrs. Moody and sunkcy baa teen unflagging throughout the olection excilomeut, and tbe vast taber< aaclo Is thronged overy algbt with an earnestandieno* i* he report* of tbe noon meeting to-day indicated an increase in revival energy among ibe eliv churches. J'roiesaor Gillette, of tbe JackKonville (III.) Asylum for I?eaf Hutoa, is bere with twenty pupils, to whom be lias repealed by signs sermons, hymns and prayers. Itc., while they were being uttered. A Cbistian Convention meeta In tbe Tabernacle to. morrow, and all evangelist* In this part of tbe cuun. try will be In attendance. HOTEL ARRIVALS. Congressman elect E. K. Hart, of Albloa, S. T., If at tbe Metropolitan Hotel Congressman Scott Lor/ of Uilca, Is at tbe New York Hotel Ex-Governof Cadwaladcr C. Washburn, of Wiscoaala; Robert H. Prnyn, of Albany; Joha T. Raymond, the comedian] and Isaac V. Haker, Jr., of Comsiock, N. Y., are M the Fifth Avenue HoteL George Cavendish Beotlnck of England, Is at the Hodman House. Frederic E.' Charcb, the artl*i, is at tbe Hrevoort House. Capiata 0. E. Micbaclls, of the Ordnance Department, I'nltod Slate Ariny, Is at tbe Sturteraat Honso. Gnuavus V. ?"o*, formerly Assistant Secretary of tbe Navy la al tho Everett House. Homer Ramsdell, of Newbarg l| at tbe Wlndaor Hotel. MAILS FOR EUROPE. The steamship Abyssinia win leire this port oft Wednesday for Queenstown and Liverpool Tbe malls for Europe will cloae ai the Poat Office a# aix o'clock A. M. 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