From All Parts of the
THE EASTERN CRISIS
England's Policy Now Fully
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
Havana, Not. 20. I87(V
SprnUh go'd, 219!* a 'IVtX- Kxchange unchanged.
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.
Significant Army and Nayy Movements
MASSING TROOPS AT THE ARSENAL
Engineer Offioera Examining Ap
proaches to the City.
DANGEROUS DEMOCRATIC PROCESSION.
General Sherman Sayi the Preparations
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
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
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
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
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
Company D, Third artillery, Major John G. Turubulll
Company C, Second artillery, Major William P.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Tea Nnr Yoac Hb*ai.i>? Sd'.tlon for Eoropo?trtl
be ready *t half-past Ore o'cloek in tbe morning.
Smgle copies, In wrappers for mailing, alt eoat%
SCALPS TORMENTED WITH DANDRUFF OH
Keald lltvl are made healthy with Omsk's Sri.rHO*
LOCATED ON WAMAO. ANN AND FULTON BT%
11AKDSOMKi.Y AM) WKLL HfcATKU OFFICE*
TO LET UN VKIlY IthASONAHLE TEKMM,
LAWYERS'. BANKEBS' AND INSURANCE OFFICER
APPLY ON THE PREBISfcS.
A ?a HAT fit*?OBVTLEMEN'B SILK HATS
HU. worth #!. It New Church at . up atair*.
A COt'dH NMLRCfBD MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS
ronaeqnences. Pottrica'* Ktuil will (Ira relief.
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hair beautiful, fold by all drngxiata.
E. A. NK.WELI KI LL LINES OF REALLY KB.
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(1 2."> up, Inclnuing popalar uambers ol domeatlc aaaaalac
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CAKTWRIOHT A WaBNER'B.
Orders hy mall promptly tilled and arnt 0. O. D. 7/7
Broedaay, rotnrr W'avfrlrji ptoro. Now Votk.
O RA DI:AT KI) CHF7ST AXdHlOU~ PROTECTORS
are tlar oaly kind that really benefit ana honen trad?*nten
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IMPROVEMENT* IN LADIES' APPAREL ARM
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Mk?lth (Wit, with tklrt supporter! and aelf-adjnatlng
pada, kept by leading dealer*.
WARNER BRUM., T*U Broadway.
KEEP'S CUSTOM SHIRT* MADE TO MEASURE.??
Tinker* heel. ? fur $*.?; tm ihe alltrhtrat obligation to take
or keep any of hHKP'X Siiiht* unlcaa perfrrtl* *atiala?
lory. .">71 Broadway, and IMI Arrh at . I'hllalelphla.
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otiarr preparation* Intiirloni It restore* the perfectly
nataral eolur to urnr hair.
SODA WATER APPARATUS Foil JIAKlNO AU.
JOHN MATTHEWH, lat a*, and J6th St.. elty.
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i\"f ail rnrakle disease* and how to treat them at home,
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if tHROMC: kidney! rl'VddkhT tiibTbuooRati
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