POWDER AND BALL. Ordnance expertji now hold that liigh BITKZle velopity con'ers no advantage- sipon Seld guns. Experiments with German silver r";t'ets are going ou with, some sucee?j At the Frankford arsenal. The Husrsian navyof the present time consists ot 393 TCsaeJ 's, of which thiy-sLx are flirt class ships 0 f war. The ministry of t ,e marine will eiduma the Tzovo-Aalniirali iteel foundries of Kol-pivo Kol-pivo (near St. Pt-ters burg) to the capacity of 400,000 poods of stt 1 plate annually for the ironclads -whic-J 1 the government intends in-tends to build. The Russian gv rnment has ordered. : half a million rifles int France, which must. , be delivered by Juhr. IS'.M. The Russian, factories at Toula, Te eff sk a Dd Szest ror.k are ordered to supply 1,290,00a more rifles by the Bame time.