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Cm LEDGER a- ruava call at B Mao ad , aad aa U gs ! warivt f wrki ka aaai fc wmiiii WILSOM IIWIIO HACIIIII, w 55L V ! will Had WORNUAM MOI r., rmr Mala aad Adarsaa, a aArt ! and antMitaaUal H.U1. Srd aad Ro.ua, tpw dajr. 0 lly U'bllmort 4k Co. X.4HUKNT CITY CIUCTLATIOV. Flilon Ctn(s Vtr 1F?elc MEMPHIS. TENNESSEE, TOES DAY EVENING NOVEMBER 10. 1SG8. NO. CI! VOL. VII. BL aV1 City Directory. Our rWsrs vilt Ad ' eofuma Undi$ and nliahl Btnv-Uku f IM'try, ' vkUk wiU U taluabU for prtntand fulm r.. frrne. BAN HA. Sarins Bnk of Memchia, 1 Main I W. R, Cunnlu ham. rra t I W. C. Mot'lure, Cub. Jlrt national Dk, 14 Madison. Memphli City Par. Int. eor, JrlTmon and JI From:S.U.Ti.b7.Pri,it B.C.Kirk.Ca'r. Clitlaen.' Union B'k.eur. Mitin and JelTerfon, Joo.Douoren. Prest U. K.Ooodlett, Cub. BOOK NTOHKM. taurcu A Co., Int. Blelook A Co., SIS Main. ffjlearts, C. 0. A Co, KS Main. 1IOOTN AKD NIIOKfl. ja,lllr, William, S19 Maia. nnedey, W. H. A Co., 18 Main. Jariner k CurtU, 223 Main. . 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Notice In local column Inserted for twenty n.rl!.. fn. .Ulk inMrttAII, Special Notioe inserted for ten eaati per line lor each insertion. , , rr. i a . . a l artl .r, , nffov auDerior In1 duoementa. both as to rate of charge and man ner of displaying their favor. a j..rf!t.i.nti nnhlifthnil Kt interv&ia will b. charged One Dollar per iquar. for each Inier- Jkl'l bill for advertising are due whea con tracted and payable on aemana. .--All letters, whether ntn basinets or Otherwise, must te auareRsea to wtuxJiLuaii v.i Publish snd Vmrriptors, Another Eevolutlon in th Art and Initrv menti of War Cannonler Protected by an Ingreniou Parapet. From th. Saturday Review, October 17. Caotain MoncnetTg invention, which bat just come to nent, is iu uiauj rc nsom the moat wonderful that hag been announced for many years. It is won derful for the immediate and complete ... .1.- . snoops wniet. nag attenaea tae urai. experimental trial atrial made as ie ,rn br the incennitv of 'experienced officer could make it It is wonderfully important, too, for the enormous iaving whirr, it will effect a aavinz measured by many millions in the protection of OUT coasts, xi ia not iooo wuuucnui having, at one stroke, reversed the condi tions of war, and given the advantage uneqnivocally to the defense a benefit nf immpnonralilu value to a country like this, which arms only for the sake of peace and security. It is very wonaer ful, again, for its extreme simplicity a simplicity so beautiful that every one who hears of it, and has a grain of com prehension for the subject, can only ex claim, as one is tempted to do with every really great and genuine invention: "Why was not this thought ot long ago r But the crowning wonder of the whole is that the invention was actually made during the Crimean war, some ten years ago, and that nearly ine wnoie loier vening time has been spent in efforts, till lately unavailing, to get the professional and official mind to sen that there was any invention at all. For all these ten years the high officials who have to de cide on matters connected with the arma ment of our troops and our forts, have steadily refuse.! to perceive that Captain MoncriefTs system was worthy a trial J and during this game interval these wise engineering and artillery authorities have actnally been spending about 5,000,000 in the construction of forts which Captain MoncriefTs discovery has alteady rendered useless, and worse than useless. Five millions gone from official nhtnuenaaa and nrirlect since the inven tion was made: this is the measure of th. money value which the invention would bav. had in ten years only. Un fortunately, this has been lost through that system of soldier-economy which has been so much in favor of late with the admirers of Storks' Balfour finance. What the ultimate saving due to the invention will be is something which bsflljs calculation. Not only does it render unnecessary all th. costly ap paratus of built-up forts with shields at 1000 per gun, but it makes us abso lutely safer without them; and the struc tnrra whiph have been absorbing SO much money on Portsdown Hill and a score of other places are not only not required, but are absolutely mischievous, and must of course be pulled down with all possible dispatch. What might not the country save if there were but a grain of intelli gence and insight in those who are allowed to control its expenditure! It is a pleasanter task to contemplate the tri umph of Captain Moncri'fT s genius than to dwell further on the dnlloes of those who have so long thwarted it; so we will pass at once to the consideration of what it is that the inventor proposed to him self, and what b. his actually accom plished The sc!e object of mil fortifica tions is to enable great guns to b. used for the destruction of an enemy, while the guns themselve, and those who serv. them, are protected from attack. Twa methods have long been in bis one the barbette system, the other th.mbranr. system. Oo the form.r the gua was mounted so as just to peer over the top of an impenetrable parapet; but the de fect of it was, that there the guns stool p.rananeetly exposed to th. fir. of th. enemy, and that the gunners wers equally expose 1 duricg the who!. prfgreS of loading and laying th. piece. Tbeacs rarr attained with mrxiTn arms bad be come o great that enfilading and rico J ebct br. lor coaacarauveij soon ust FOK COATINGS AND A & DILIL'S, dB CAVANAUGH, Merchant .... TriurArV HTIIRKT. TTTNJTr va enontrh to disable almost any bar bette battery. To make the guns and men a little safer the embrasure method was adopted. On this plan it is true that the gun and gunners were kept below the level of the parapet, but to enable the gun to be fired it was necessary to pierce parapet in Iront of it; and if any lateral range had to be attained, the .opening jaws of th. embrasure were necessarily verr wide, and formed a convenient fun nel into which a hostile force might pour round shot, shell, grape, and rifle balls at discretion. Even two or three good riflemen in a bole opposite so excellent a target wero often found sufficient to keep down the fire of a huge piece of ordnance, and to inflict heavy loss on thosA who attemnted to work it; and though something was done, by movable mantelets, to screen the men from rifle- bullcts, there was no way oi protecting either them or their gun from the inces sant pounding of artillery. The upshot was that anv fortress in the world was bound to succumb after a sufficiently per sistent attack. Capt. Moncneff proposed tochanire all these conditions, and he has done it. If he could only do away with em brasures, keep the gunners stiie oenina the parapet, and the gun itself equally safe except for a second or so while it was delivering its nre, toe great ena would be achieved. All that was wanted n soma contrivance for lifting the gun above the parapet at the moment of bring, and bringing it clown again, juai as a rifleman nnder cover might lift op his rifle, fire over a wall, and then drop down into a nosition of nerfect safety. But the rifle weighs ten pounds, and a great gun may weigh ten or twenty tons, or even more, and the aocarently hope less problem was to handle this huge masB ot metal wim tne same speea ana facility as a common musket, lue de sirableness of some such contrivance was of course obvious to every artillery officer, and indeed to all persons who had devoted a moment's thought to the subject Some speculated on the possi bility of obtaining the reauired mobility by means of bydraulio force, but this idea was soon abandoned, and the prob lem given np in despair. And yet, though they could not see it, the requisite force was there, inseparable from the eun. not onir running to waste, uui . . . . , . doing all the miscbiet it coma pysnaxing and tearing platforms to pieces, and worrying the souls of engineers in their endeavors to neutralize it. If they could only get rid of recoil, tbey could build platforms on any ground, strong enough to stand forever. Recoil was considered tbe service as the bane of all con structive engineering, and yet all tne while it was the beat friend of the forti fication-maker the one thing needed to make his work perfect. It never seems to have occurred to any one before Capt Moncrieff (or, if it did, the idea never fructified,) that tbe recoil might be made a servant, and not a master; and that, instead of letting it expend its strength on the destruction of carriages and plat forms, it might be used to do tbe one thing that was wanted to lilt tne gun above the naraoet at tbe moment of firing, and deposit it gently below in a place of safety the instant after the -shot was delivered- This was the simple idea of Captain MoncriefTs invention, and the mode of applying it is as simple as the idea itself; Imagine a fowling-piece fixed to the top of the back of a rocking- chair, and fired. The chair rolls back with the recoil, smootbiy ana eveniy, without tbe slightest jar; and, if caught and stopped at tbe lowest position, tbe gun may be loaded and tne cnair let go, when it must roll back to recover its balance and bring the gun once more to the top. Fire the gun again, and the process repeats itself; and, so we have our gun always fired from a high posi tion, and instantly brought to a lower level, to be Benin prepared for action. This is the whole action of Capt Mon criefTs device. The rocking chair the elev.tor, as it is called weighs some six tons, and tbe weight is so distributed that in the position of equilibrium the gun is at the highest point The bottom of the elevator is rounded like tbe rollers of the rocking chair, and tbe instant the gun is fired the recoil sets the machine rolling, and brings down the gun some feet below the parapet There it is stopped by a common catch or pattle working on a toothed wheel, like that which every one has seen on a wir.dlass or a crane. When the gun is loaded the pawls is re moved by a handle, tbe gun springs np, the shot is fired, and down comes tbe nipre affain to the loading p.sition. A simple contrivance, called the carriage which is nothing but a bar pivoiea to in. goo at one end, and riding along an in cline plane at the other keeps the piecs horizontal throughout the movement, end hv means of a looking-glass the gun is aimed, while in the loading position, without reqiiring even th. man who lays it to expose himself for a moment As bare said, when this great invention great becans. of its implici'y was presented to the authorities years ago, they could not e that there was any. thing in it, and, what was worw, they ould not allow Capt Moocnen to snow theov At last, after ten years, the per mission i given, and in.taatly the ma chin, work s it could not bat work with aheolat. suce. The na with which tbe new apparatus wa teateJ was a seven-inch gn, weighing aboot sv.a ton. .efficiently formidable maa to deal with ea a trrt experiment- lb. firt few akota were intended simply to try whfkter the anachin. weld work, bat belora two abort days ci prmcucw wire LADIES' SACKS, T - - rV HTIIEET. over, the artillerymen employed in this unaccustomed duty found that they could equal in accuracy, and surpass in speed, anything which they had ever been able to do when firing through an open em brasure. As the trials went on tbe se verity of the tests was increased, and on the second day nearly all the practice was at a target movirg in an oblique line, so as at each moment to alter both its distance and its angular position. Excellent practice was made at this, and at other times the men behind the parapet fcot tbeir orders, while loading, to fire first at one, then at another ol the targets, which were fixed in different po sitions and at different ranges. Eich time the shot flew as truly as if tbe pro tected artillerymen had been standing in tbe open, with a full view of the object aimed at ; and before the close of the second day, ten seven-inch projectiles had been sent, according to orders, to the various targets in less than nineteen minutes a speed which it is expected will yet be surpassed when tbe men have become more used to their work. Bat a much more remarkable feat followed. The usual gun detachment of ten men will hardly be thought too strong a force to handle a weapon weighing, without its adjuncts, as much as seven tons, and with them between twenty and thirty ; but so perfect is tbe balance with the Moncrieff mounting, that three men loaded, worked, laid, and fired the gan with comparative ease. After two or three rounds the three artillerymen managed to reduce tbe interval between successive shots to less than two and a half minutes; and as the gunners would be almost as safe from casualties with an enemy before them as at 8hoeburyne98,. it would be possible at a pinch, with scarcely any loss oi eui ciencv. to keep np the fire of a battery with less than OBe-third of its proper complement Ifth.se experiments proved bow smootniy ana easily iue idhuuiu nnM ha handled. Another aatisfaotoril showed how hard it would be to put it out of order. During an interval in firing tbe whole apparatus was cloggea wun sana and gravel ingeniously shoveled wherever it was likely to prove most obstructive, and a few seconds oroom-wors pui every thing to rights again. The ingenuity of tbe Committee was at lecgm exnaustea, sou the experiments concluded without hav in .innla wonlr nnint in the invention. itifKnnltv need ha anticipated in nnnatrnnlinfr nlflVfttOrB for CTUnS Ot a0T weight, and so far as land batteries are concerned, a hole in tne Rrouna must henceforth supercede every oiuer con trivance. A rifle pit has long been tbe most effective station tor a sharp-anooter, n d nnw fhat irrMal vnnfi ftnn be handled. to handle themselves, as quickly as a soldier can present a mus ket, the same metnoa is equaiiy aptm oaki tn thom Hnr Vibva we even yet come to the end of the capabilities ef Captain Moncnett s nappy aiscoverj. The recoil supplies power enoogn not only to move the gun as required, but to An ... nthv bind nf work that may be asked from it; and when, as is the case with the larger ordnance, iue snoi usru is unmanageably heavy, it is intended to employ tbe stored-up force of the re coil to raise it to the cannon's mouth. Other new developments will be wanted, . I nnhtlps. will ha found, to meet the various special conditions nnder which guns may be used Dy ianu or sea, snu al ready we hear suggestions that the Mon- olav.tn. tnav anrnasa the turret OU UL l L. V, , V J I board ships as completely as the turret eclipses tbe broadside armament, more experiments will be needed bafore any inh rpinlia can fe attained, but the in vention contains so vast an element of power that it would be dilncult at present to say where it will stop. It has already done two great things. It has abolished r.. ..J ; h after a Inn? strnesle. conquered an amount of stolid official ...;.i,i,i, whixh would have done credit even to the Board of Admiralty. Eavs W. any Congrassmen 1 In olden times our Congressmen were elected in August But now we are under a new regime. Oar elections take place in November. Are they legal? The act of tbe Legislature, fixing the elec tion, if we recollect aright, has no "effecting clause." It- is not an act to take effect " from and after it passage." Not being so, it cannot take effect till forty Jays after the adjournment of the Legislature. The Legislature has not yet adjourned. It is in legal contem plation, yet in session, ini being IO, what Vecome of tbe so-called Congres sional elections T We respectfully refer this question to the Sopreme Court that is to be. Prut and Herald. Determined t. Trad. The Sprint field Eegutcr tell a rough jke at the expense of an enterpriiing lothes dealer in that place. Mr. Gold lamer, who by th. way, bas a splendid stock of clothing, etc., ana was Oomg bis level beet to plea, a customer in the e l,.,in. ,f m . Af,r trvinsr oa all in the bom., finally found on. that fit to a T aad gav. satisfaction every respect. except one. says he, "Jonaa, this is just the coat I went", but it stinks I" M No, o r says J oo a. " wistt aot a. eoai tisb tub. so. det stinks I" Aatf- rio. V :n.nM nf a nan Kjii n 9 f.a i ad race. c bis are can be adduced thaa 1a ta ea. 01 juarsoai oaxe. is his reveries spon th. art of war. b. cen- 1 a ISO W I tiaaally recommended breech load rg i gins. Main St. Tailor, 1 Buicld of Tbr. Girls. A London paper says: A singular case of triple soicide took place October 10, near tbe Queen's road-bridge, Regent's canal, Dalitoo. John Wbitemane, keeper of tbe Acton lock, was aroused at about a quarter to two by a man in charge of the pamp-engine on the canal, who having beard screams, followed by a splashing in tbe water, had come for the drags. Wbitemane immediately pro ceeded to the spot indicated, about one hundred and fifty yards from the lock house, and, after dragging for a abort time, succeeded ia bringing to the shore the body of a girl. In the meantime, Inspector Ramsey, with several police men, followed the party to the house for the drags, as it was known that two other girls had jumped from tbe Queen's road bridge. Wbitemane at once returned and after a short lime brought one body to the surface. Tbe weight on tbe drags was very great, and it was soon discov ered that the band of the body in sight was tightly holding the hair of the other unfortunate creature. Both having been got out of tbe water dead, the bodies were removed to Sboreditch workhouse. All tbe girls had been seen together at a late hur, at one time sitting in tbe street drinking from a bottle, and two of their companions say that they spoke of making away with themselves. Previous to jumping from the bridge, one of those who chose that method of ending her existence observed : " There art some papers in my bosom, and some handker chiefs, that will be sufficient;" aod after ward tnrned to ber sister, to whom she gave a portrait of herself, telling her to "give that to f.-.ther, he would know where she was." No papers were dis covered upon ber, but two folded pocket handkerchiefs were found under her dress. The girls who jumped from the bridge joiner bands. Ibeir name are Watts and Haycose, aged between six teen and seventeen ; but tb. body of the otber nag not yet been identified, fcicb had tbe appearance of having been re spectable servants. - Latest News from Dr. Livingstons. Sir Roderick Murchisou announces the receipt of letters from the explorer Liv ingstone, writing in October and Decem ber, 1867, and dated at Marungu and uazembe, places lying south and sontb westerly ot Lake Tanganyika. When these letters were written. Dr. Living stone had been living for three months with friendly Arabs, waiting for the close of a native war before proceeding on his way to (Jjtji, and be told an Arab mes senger that after exploring Lake Tang- anyiaa ne intenaea to return to Zanzi bar. This is the first announcement from himself that he intends to quit Africa by tnac route, sir Roderick remarks : " With the authentio data now before us, we may well believe that the news which came by telegraph from Bombay, dated October 3, was perfectly correct; for, alter Livingston quitted the southern end of Tanganyika, he will have had about tan months to explore the whole course of that lake, and afterward to find bis way to the seacoast. Tbe ordinary post trom Zanzibar, whether by the oey cneiies or tne uape, usually takes six weeks or more to reach England, and hence if my distinguished friend reaches that place in a week after the departure of the steamer which carried the news to Trincomalee, some weeks may probably elapse before we can know of bis arrival at Zanzibar. lie may, indeed, bring the news himself, and enable his admiring countrymen to give him a hearty welcome before Christmas. Troubles of an Amorous Bsnsdiet From th. Indianapolis Journal, Nov. 5.) A little bit of gossip is current on the streets. A young Benedict, very suscept ible to female charms, fell desperately in love with a tender maid, and took to writing her irnimmatory epistles, which be communicated clandestinely. One of tbese, safely ensconced in ber porte- monnaie, was discovered through the agency ot a mischievous two-year older, and read by the guardian of tbe adored Mis?. A nire-up, of course, resulted: the married man is under bann, b'S wife is rankling with jealousy, and the unoffending object of tLs gentleman's admiration is quietly waiting the npshot of the matter, serene and placid as a May morning. Tb. domestic atmosphere is thick with suspicions of divorces, and the family goose is far from occupying an altitude which renders it a pleasant mantel ornament. To quote " Hamlet," the note wa of a character " to raise each particular hair of the gentleman's wife on and, like the quills of a fretful porcupine," which it did t "Rachel" refused to be comforted and smooth her ruffled locks. O teens la Court Au individual possessing unmistakable evidences of African extraction was ar raigned for larceny. The judge, as of right, was dignified, but with sever, preeence, " A r. you guilty or not T" b inquired. "Sarr "Did yon steal these clothes T" be inquired. "Golly, boss, 'clar npver done it." " This man says yon did" "lie ain't nothin' bnt bit. trasb. "And what are yoir Met Why don't yoa know me? I helped to tot. you home when yer got tired at night don't yer 'member m. now r Tber. was th. " snddenest " not pr ia that darky' eat. that judicial annals affjrd e exampl. of. So maeb for tb. advantage of good society. Jen OrUani Picayiu, Oct IX 8.B. WILLIAMSON. WILLIAMSON, HILL & CO.. WJIOLKSAI.E GROCERS, Cotton Factors and Commission merchants, No. S26 Front Street, Memphis. Tennewee. TN VIEW Of TITK NEAR APPROACH OF THK FALL SEASON", IT AFFORDS TJd 1 much pleasure ia acain bsing able t eall ih attention of our friends aad tb. public .t large to our recently oolargwd stock of Uoods, aomprising la part a follow i . lOOkbdaRMna Hide, 500 pm Ky. Hagglag, a AO kbts (MM! K.SV4 Haara OO bbla Fork, lo ooll. bsmIiIm. liuM. let sarks Ceffee, MO blade M. bbcwMers, SO Iross Ties, 100 bbl. lelaase, , Aad all sach Article usual In oar Lin. of Business. aw As heretofore, Hr. BILL (of our frm) will rive bis andivlded attention to th. sal. all Cottoa eoos'gned to as, aad hope te be able to give aoea eatisfaeUoo as ka met kls eff jrta ef preelons evasions. t SOUTHERN LIFE INSURANCE CO., No. 17 Madison Street, Memphis, Tenn. - Capital, Surplus, 1HOS WAADRrrF. PrMidaati '. T. A. VEIAOsr, I T ,,..., MLWUire, J vie. rroaiaewiai DIRECTORS: T. A. Nelson, Ames Woodruff, Sam, Tata, II. A. Parte, sob Welter, 11 nth Torrance, Uen. J no. B. Gordon, K. C. Brinkley, ' MEDICAL I.. MILES WILLETT, Atlanta, 3au. Branch I John t). Gordon, President W. t. JM orris, Beoretary. SJO- INSURES LIVES, AND PROMPTLY pal business ia wits rioutnern btates, ana io mem to fully protect Pulioy Holders and pay all los.ee TUO MPdON & WHOLESALE IMMENSE B. LOWENSTEIN Special Inducements Offered to the Wholesale Trade. City and Country Merchants WILL FIND IT TO CALL & EXAMINE OUR IMMENSE ARRIVAL OF Domestics, Osnaburgs, Stripes, Flannels, Jeans, Satinets, ALSO, A COMPLETE LINE OF Dress Goods, Hosiery, Notions, Ribbons, TRIMMINGS, ETC. B. LOM'ENSTEIX J IS U -i N. FONTAINE N. HILL. l-7 $228,500 OO 102,742 06 Blf. MAT. aarretarv I C. T. PATT Est , AaVt 01417. r B jjawjk, Treasarer. F.M.White, C. (' Speaeer, C. W. Frasar, J. W. MeCowa. Charles Kortrecbt C. P. Norrl. F. S. Davis. BOARD: JOHBT H. JSIIIII. Lowlavllle, Ky., Braaehi C. 0. Speneev, President X. P. Hopkins, beoretary ADJUSTS AND PATS LOSSES. Its arias!- it appeal lor paironagvv xi oa ampi sawae 8IMMON3, General Ants. DRY GOODS! ABEIVAL! & BB0THEH1S. THEIR INTEREST TO Prints, v Plaids, LinBeys, Bed Ticlt, Tweeds, Delaines, & BUOTIIGIlH.