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C . C. A NTOLN E, CAnno,
( ia. Y. KEL4O, IAPIDU.
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The Louisiansan.
I,.. eid.'avur to estabLish another
lrput.^-: jourual in New Orleans,
Gin pr 4' of the rIsatixs,
lropet, to l a necessity which. has
las .sg, r& IIweaCtinew pIainfully
fahr to eist. In the tranitiun state
nioarr 1**iief istheir strugglingefforts
tý attain st' pIoitifn in the Body
ro:.tir. ,hicti we 'omneive to be their
du', ;t ir. regarded that much infor
adae, guidLav', enoeuragement,
emeuuit ,aw reproot have been lost, in
ia'rhv' of the lack of a medium,
I:etl. whi.-h theoedor~iencies might
le enpph)d'L We dhll ,atris t&,muatke
ý. ] ,.i.iý!t adewidired'm in tik'ee
Ai mur iutmtto &dieate5', the Loti
.,a shall be 'R.palie'Ioe 1 all
r sad ua iKdrlersL( r.tilm$sJ4O ." We
'! li advocat. the security and enjoy
ai'it of broadtiril liberty, Lb. saLo
ýtem eqwality of all men befur" the law,
aexd sa ismpartial distributiou of hon
as and ptentwmag to all who merit
theirrees of allfayg aaimiontieis. of
e.diterating he mnawasy st the bitter
ps1t,< promstiug harmony and union
among all aelnees and between all in
terts, we shall advocate the rensuval
r all politjeal disabilities , foster kind
GeM asd forbearsace, where malignity
ad treotment reigned, end seek for
ltnries and justice where wrong and
v,4,reesin pfrtniled. Thus united in
"'r aims and objects, we shall conserve
air bert interedau, elevate our noble
bate, to an enviable position among
.c eite States, by the development
if her illimitable resources, and seenre
tte fUll beneftis of the mighty changes
r1 the history and eonditiea of the
P'ep* and the Coautry.
Il.liC izag that there can hem. true
~Arty without the saaprsmary of liiw,
a ihaill urge a strict and undiacuimi
kMinj adnminiaatration of justice.
We shall support the doelidae of an
.titabl division of tazatiom among
t eea faithful collection of the
twienaM, secnomy in the ezpendi
'ur!t, conforamably with the exigen
..of the litate or Country and the
dwlaarge of every legitimate oldiga
We abti sustain the carrying out of
~PraiioAans of the act establishing
a Oentacn nuhool systeam, and urge
-'iaxpesount duty the education of
Syoutlh, aa vitally eemmanded with
eas caihtaensd th eu
'*4 stalility of a £spaabiiena
*7 Sar'i'oua, manlv, indapenasat,
cdUig onduet, we shall stin;
?t5etn our paper, from an ephem
~land teeapnrsry existence, and
~1ahit upon a basis, that if we
'anot ("'nimand, " we shall at al
I EYMOURt & Uo.,
TKr 'i '
Who shall judge a man from manaesm?
Who shall kaow him by his dress?
Paupers may be nt for Princes,
Princes ft for someing lees;
Crumpled shirt and dirty jacket,
May beclothe the golden ore
Of the deepest thought and feeling
Satis vests could do no more.
There are spnengs of crystal nectar
Ever welling out of stone;
There are purple buds and golden,
Ridden, cranied and overgrown,
God, who counts by souls, not dresses,
Love. an prospers you and me,
While He values thrones the highest
But as pebbles in the sea.
Man, upraised above his fellows,
Oft forgets his fellows then,
Muasters, rulers, lords, remember
That your meanest kinds are men;
yne of honor, men at Ssding,
Men, by thought, and men by fame,
Claiming equal rights to sunshine,
In a man's ennobling name.
There are feosm-embroidered oceans,
There are little weed-clad ills;
There are feeble inch high agplings,
There art cedars on the hills;
(God, who counts by souls, not station,
Loves and prospers you anti me;
For to him all famed distinctions
Are as pebbles in the sea.
Toiling hands alone are hadlders
Ofa nation's wealth and Lore
''aled laziness i. pensioned,
Fed and fattened on the same.
Ity the sweat of others foreheads.
Living eoly to rejoice;
While the poor man's outraged freedom
Vainly lifteth up 1Y ,sia,
TrId and jamtrse are eternal,
Born with lovelineses and light;
Secret wrongs shail never prosper
While there is a sunny light:
God, rho se word-heard voice :i singing
IIundltieus love it. you and me,
;. ikeu (apiprcel+iin w:th its titles,
As ti pebbles in the aiS.
Conmtrreial RIeation With
Ran L1a.-I aVReTrrno l
oaREi MAM.
Hcn. W. S. Anderson, M. L,
Speaker of the House of Repre
sentatives, of the Republic of
Liberia, Africa, is on a visit to his
l father Mir. Daniel Anderson, Bailiff
of the United States Court for the
District of Delaware, who lives in
New Castle County, just across
Union street at the western bound
ary of the city. He called at the
Journal and Stateaman office on
Monday in company with his father
and has given us the following in
This is my native place. Wheo
visiting the United States, if any
advantages are to be gained, 'I al
ways feel that I should like the
people of this State to have the
benefit of them, if possible. There
is no doubs but what there are at:
vantages in Liberia that are com
meorcially, of great value not only
to the people of Delaware but of
the United States and in fact the
whole commercial world. Our pro
ducts are palm oil, camwood, ivory,
ginger, sugar, coffee, pepper, arrow
root, chocolatce, ground-ness, etc. I
anes and good deal of soap.i
manufactured in W~ilmington, and
I think most of the good soaps are
made from palm oilas. well as are1
candles. This palm o1 can be had
on the coast of Africa at a very
smeall cost, compaestively. The na
tives don't need cash. The system
practiced is by barter.' They will
buy such things as powder, guns'
brass kettles, cloths, tobacco, heads
and such like. They will take such
things in exchangp for their pro
ducts. A man who invests his
money properly and who ha. any
business tact and a slight aeqasin
tance on the coast, is always sure of
twenty-lye per cent. clear of all e
penmen, in a very shet taieO-4 trip
of four months.
We have seveual houses in New
York and Boston that send a mum
ber of vessels out to the cosst, and
I have no doubt that they are doing
a hue business. They have kept
the business confined to themselves,1
sad wade it a point, to let outsiders
know little of the bgusines on the
coast, By this means, we have been
deprived of intewmuree .srwei,1ly
the coast and so great has been the
profts realised by them, tbtA there
are saw thirteen steames renaing
sleag the Liberian coast from
Liverpool to old Calabar. Never
does one return to Liverpool with
out hiring left palm oil on the coast
I take the Wilpington papers, in
Africa. In them I have seen that
great improvements have been made
in Wilmington; that cotton factories
and other establishments, might
advantageously turn to profit some
of their means in this way. I have
been anxious that a Company of
some kind or owner of a vessel
would open commercial intereourse,
so that Wilmington may get some
advantages which the coast affords.
As a general thing, the usual price
is one hundred per cent an all ia
vestments, of course expenses to be
deducted. Very few things are
sold wader 100 per cent. It is also
a good market for provisions, butter
and flour being user.. Most of the
dour is from Northern mills; but
some Brandywine four has been
received and it keeps as well as any
flour that comes to market. I think
any capitalists here who felt dis
posed to invest money and send
out a ship, brig or barque to the
coast of Africa, that there ie nothing
that would pay them better. I was
much disappointed in learning that
Capt. Stall, who was connected with
one of the o~ces for life insurance,
who had been upon tho coast and
knew ageod deal of its advantages,
had died a few weels before my
arrival. Through him I was in
hopes of being able to clearly
establish the matter in the minds
of the teople here. Some vowsels
coin out aind just simply run on
the Liberian coed, which is a dis
tance of 650 miles. A vessel can
get a load in three months and
return to the Uniled States. Others
run down further on the coast. The
best season fee a vessel to come out
is from December to March. The
oil trade commences to run in that
time. December is always a good
time of the year for a veseel to get
there. There is generally a scarcity
of supplies about that time-of
~rovisions as well as of dry goods,
tobacco, powder, etc. Monrovia
he sea port, ii five degrees north
of the Equator.-State Journal.
ILOODIED Il U1ll1 P.1110?!
The people of Sabine Parish seem
determined to keep up their reputa
tion for lawlessness and crime
against the innocent and unoffend
ing. On Saturday Oct. 7th., several
men had been drinking and gam
bling in a grocery in Many. They
came into the street and opposite
to Mr. Stille's store where twenty
or thirty colorei men were con
gregated, drew their revolvers and
commenced an indiscriminate firing
into the crowd, without injuring
any one. The crowd ran short a di.
tance, only three among them being
armed. Three shots wers fired back
at the assailants. Saturday night
they returned armed, when theme
was a lively skimnish betwees the
parties with what reselt is not fully
known. Sunday they broke up the
Ichurch ameeting, threatening to kill
R.,v. Minor Coleman the preacher,
if he attempt to preach. They best
lake Siby severely with the bemtte
of their pidals. Going to the church
to carry out their threats they
found it deserted. They were ad
rused to kill every colored man who
took a radical pepsr, sad the name
of such, mseetianed. They also chot
st an iao~ensiveeolored bo7 wound
ing him in the head and piercing
his clothes. xMoay thees valian
ciizaen esught sad outrageously
bust two colored u*a memsed War
isa 8. and (leo. Maximilian It
was aloe know. tha they badly
bea Dm17y Puseley. Wa.. Lacuis
wasehanglbytheumeeklantil hs was
senseless, to extort frces him the
names of the men, who piloted
IJudge Erasonetone freom Mm7y last
8prig. heyrelase loalewith
urdsr to appear whem called for or
they would kill him. Monday morn
ing seven men went to Pat Jones'
hostv. mi.L"s fioni MaLy, to
in rdor 1.um iind Mujrtqii Morie hut
anot linadiug them, broke a pisto1 amnd
gu~rn found in the hoosee ard ',ured
thb colocJre'plcye.
On Monday night Ben Armstrong
accompuaied by several whites,
went to the house of John Fleury
and asked for Jao. Jackson. He
got out of bed and opened the door i
when he was literally riddled with l
ballets and instantly killed. These
asesains and murderers guarded 1
the roads towards Natchitoches to 1
waylay their intended victims. How 4
far they have carried their mur
derous designs it is imsposible to'
learn although many colored men 1
are reported k have been killed 1
sad beaten.
Natchitoches Parish and. town
are fall of refugees from Sabine i
Parish. Homes families and erops
have been left by these men, fleeing 1
from the outlawry which rules there
and in order to save their live.
A reign of terror exists and the
lives of the colored people are
wholly unsafe. If there is any law
or power in this State to punish
the guilty and protect the peaceable
and law abiding citiseas in their
lives and property, it should now
be exercised. Let Governor War
moth use the whole extent of his
executive authority to arrest and
severely punish the outlaws, even if
he is compelled to employ all the
militia in the State for this purpose.
Sabine Parish is in a state of
anarchy, law is unknown, peace,
and order disregarded, life insecure
and desperadoes commit any acts
which blood thirsty natures may
suggest. Let a stop be put to these
outrages.-Reud Rieer M.se
Mr. Wendell Phillips writes the
following pithy article in last week's
Anti-Slarvry Standurd. It is head
el "Labor, the Creator of Wealth,
is Entitled to All it Creates." The
great agitator says:
The man who with his hands
digs clams out of the seashore, or
climbing a tree gathers apples, or
one who fashions a hoe out of hard
wood, is a pure, simple laborer, and
is entitled to what he gets or makes.
The man who makes such a hoe one
day, and working with it the next
day, digs twie. as many clams as
when he used his hands alone, is
capitalist and laborer united. He
works with a tool, which is capital.
the result of past labor. He, too,
is an honest laborer and entitled to
all ie gets. The man who works a
week and makes ten s.uch hoes,
then joins nine less skilled men
with himself, and they, the ten,
share farely the product of his hoes
and their toil, introduces ce-opera
tion and a just eivilization-as : s
tem which seems to hold within it
self every possible safeguard against
misuse and to be full of the seeds
of all good results. The man who,
having made such a hoe, lets it to
another less skilled man to dig
clams, receiving .aa equivalent for
itsuse, is.a. apitalis. . Sch a sys
Ftern has no inherent, essential in
justice to it, and if it esar be prop
orly arranged and guarded serves
civilization. The di~eaity is to
Fgerard it from degenerating into
despotism ansi fraud. The man
who, getting posesession of a thorns
and each hoaa, sits with idle hand
and no mental effort but selfish
cunning, and sminge. a cunning
net-work of laws and corporations,
banka and currency, interest and
"corners," to get suves out of every
ten clams that are dug, is a dr ose.
We mesa by as honest system, to
starve him cut sad comapel him to
work. Themesa who sibsinWall
street, and, by mesusof tmankered
itbaysuapall the year's ulams to
raise the price, who, taking fifty
thoumad honestly earned doflem,
makes a "elem digging company,"
bribes neweympers to lie about it,
creste ten banks and locks up gold
or arrangesse orner to deprmssits
stock, then biuys up every share
makes ten more banks and floods
the laud with paper and sells out,
retiring after a week of mush labor
with a fortune, is a thist uShc
thieves of the past we propose to
leave undisturbed. Our plan is to
make such thieves impossible is the
gerIn 1 80 th.ere Vwere w1Qutee;n
thous~eid ,-rimiucds in the United
States. Of thsea. ninety-treve per
cent. bi4 uer.r learczd a trade.t
It is very difficult in this city to
negotiate mortgage loans on any
dud of Southern property. The 4
reason of this, however, is not so
nueh owing to the unasettled condi
:ion of political afairsin may parts 1
)f the South as some of the promi
neat Northern journals are foud of
stating, but to the fact that money 1
asually employed in that way can'
Ind more satisfactory and remane- I
retive n.bhere. It is well known
that the charters of nearly all the
zncorporated monied institutions of
this city limit the employment of
he monesy at their dispoal to in
restmentsa in ertain bendy stocks, I
x mortgages on reel eskt within
uetain limits, gen-rsil this Stats
Feiee, although ths ditrent ass
Lions of the country pour one con
tinous stream of money into the
plethoric purses of the innumerable
insurance and trust companies of
this city, hardly a dollar of it can be
o investedas tobenaetisthe aligh
eat degree the section from which it
comes. To persons a to distance,
reading the enigmaticalfinancial re
portasin city papers which talk of
millions being loaneddaily, it seems
r if it must be a comparatively ea
sy matter to come here and get all
that may be needed. We have had
some experience in-this matter, and
know whereof we write when we say
that no more hopeless or disheart
ening task awaits him, who may be
sanguine enough to undertake it.
A friend wished us not long since
to negotiate for him a loan of ifteen
thousand dollars on more than one
hundred thousands duias worth of
the most valuable, unencumbered
real estate in Georgia. We could
hardly get say one even to talk about
it. Maer recetly another friend
wished to effect a somewhat similar
arraagemsnt, based on valuable
towa property in Alabama, which
« itr has. met with no encurage
ment. We were informed by one
of the the leading real estate houses
in this city that a gentleman had
been trying through them to secure
a loan on valusble property located
in New Orleans, sad although he
offered a high rate of interest, and
to pay thatinterest semi-annually in
this city, he eoeld lad no one wil
ling to let him have it As we sta
ted above, the cause of this is to be
found in the constant andincreasing
demand here for money en the ve
ry best kind of real estate mortgages
in this city and adjacent cities,
which are mainly being built up on
espital thus obtained. There is no
difficulty bere in buying a house for
twenty thousand dollars, paying say
from three to fye thousand cash,
end carrying the balance on mort
gage at seven per cent. interest as
long as the piaser pleases.
These mortgages are bought and
sold Ns regularly by banking-houses
and inmsura ea mpanies as any
other species of esecurities, and ab
sorb largely the loanable funds of
these insttutions.
The direction which the use of
mosey takes is governed ae little,
aslo, by pereonal eonsadaratious,
business acquaintaneesbip and 6.
cilities for inter-comunaication, and
the largest current of these inte
eases has always been in this coun
try from East to West and not
from North and South. It isehang
ing slowly, however, in this respect,
and there will unquestionably be,
in the altering ciroamstmanes of the
smtsthru stotmesa greater tendency
towards the employment of capital
in thecSuth.
No doubt the political agitation
in the South inisences to somen-s
tent the question of investaments in
Southern property, and wit con
tinue to doso until after thenaemi
Presidential election. Thckn seeem
tobe no help for it, and the peopls
of the Southbsast work under these
disadvantages for a whil longer.
But these will earns a better day,
sandall smie kesp ap a stemWhet
hotgeJs ftfA r ast .rc in exAct
proporti'rn to, thq. mip ntess and
repalsiven..sss'f the taIbie set.
aetuz ~ui ;htck we, gtocd f'*'l
and pleasniz Luin~uiuIs, ctretul c~o&
Norfolk, Virginia, was destroyed
y Sre and cannon, January 1.177.*
Property to the amount of $1,500,
100 was destroyed.
Soon after New York pemsd into
the hands cf the British, Septem
ýer 20, 1766, 500 buildings were
ýosaamed by ire.
In 1811, December 26, the thea- ~
er at Richmond was burned, in t
which the Governor and many lead- *
ag citizens perished.
Six hundred warehouses, and
property to.the amount of $20,000,
100, were destroyed by fire in New '
York, December 16, 1835. t
April 27, 1838, in CO'arlestem,
3. C., 1,153 buildings were oerss
ad, covering 145 ses of ground
April 10, 1845, in Pittaburg, 1,000
buildings were destroyed by ire.
(ues, $6,000,000.
Fifteen hundred buildings were
burned in Quebec, May 23, 18465, 1
md in less than a month afterwards
1,300 more; in all two-thirds of the
July 19, 1815, in New York city,
902 stores and dwellings and $6,
000,000 worth of property were
June 12, 1848, the whole town of
Newfoundland was destroyed by
ire, and 6,000 persons rendered .
September 9, 1848, in Albany,
600 buildings, besides steamboats,
piers, etc.; 24 acres burned over.
Loss, $3,000,000.
St Louis lost 15 blocks and 53
steamboats by fire, May 17, 1849.
July 9, 1850, in Philadelphia, 850
buildings were lost by fire, 25 per
sons burned, 9 drowned, 120 wound
ed. Lose, $1,500,000.
In San Francisco, May 3d to 5th'
1851, 2,500 buildings were burned,
many lives loat,and $3,500,000 worth
of property destroyed.
December 24, 1851, 35,000 vol
umes were destroyed by ire in our
Co-gnmional Library.
July 12, 1852, 1,200 houses were
burned in Moatreal.
August 25, 1854, Damarisootta,
Maine, was entirely destroyed by
fire. The same day more than 100
houses in Troy, New York, and a
large portion of Milwsakie, Wis
October 9, 1857, a great fire oc
curred in Chicago; $600,000 in
property destroyed.
July 4, 1865, the city of Portland,
Me., was nearly destroyed by ire;
ten thousand people rendered home
less; lose, $15,000,000.
February 17, 1065, the city of
Charleston was almost destroyed by
ire, and great quantities of military
and saud stores.
Tas oamT ran r ii wnos.
This great fire, whose ruins cov
ered 486 acres, extended from the
Tower to the Temple Church, and
from the northeast gate to Holborn
bridge. It destroyed in the space
of four days 89 churches, the caty
gae- the Royal Exchange, the ens
tomimouse, Gulidhall, Hion College,
sad many other public buildings,
besides 18,2000 benasse, laying waste
400 imsets. Over 200,000 people
eamped out after the Ire in luting
4on and Higligate.
Concerning this ire Sir Choisto
pher Wren built a monument with
this insription:
"This pillar was eat up in per
petual remembrance of that most
dreadful burning of this Protestant
city, begun and earrned on by yu
treatchery sad analiss of ye Popish
feetiom, in ye beginning of Septem
ber, faye year od our Lord, 1668,
in order toypeearryiag on of their
berMi plot for extingating ye Pro
tetet religion sad old English
iberty, and ye introducing Popery
sad slavery.tm
Thisinueriptios - finally erased
by order of the Common Council,
January SS, 1631.
The Ch*arh of the Oampansn
Santiago, was burned Deesember 8,
1865, and 1,000 piers.a perished in
the humes.
It wil be sees eaw theshaore'
t14 thnaslgtbas shqo iag s
asea he. see bm ae
Lodo ike60. -
In Sweden tfmsle sMaden'a are
now £ ilmXtted *o the tivL'r'.t~es
lkik niab, ust'dnts, upon p~eaing tbe
Equal. i oi "a1
Two 7 9 18 7p % 1 00 00 0
1i Oo saa 5 6 i 170 i
Twaadeat advehemiseab, $160S pee
equate heint Ifseitiom; each wbiiequemt
lu~wimeos, 75 cert..
AU bashes .Otis. Kf advestke.e
to be charged twisty Bmet pr ii.. Mel
Jos ?inarnms uszested wits meadia
W~i r vi w oUhed is ammoedrob
Fusnl Hoio aiwm' cs~ ioiteat so
Uin sad with - -~tb
LAw 0V13(3,
20 St CharlesStreet 26
Prompt attantlsad given to civil
business in the geweal eourts d the
A. P. Ptedd aRsiert D.It
Attorneyuand Counsellors atLaw.
No. 9 Commercial Place, 2nd Floor.
0.iIbdsh... be the State sad United
orrice, No. 120 oooxion eves.
taD WAXU LoniMe ii
New Orleans, New York, Liverpo.
London, Han.s, Parsr,or
Bremen, at the option
of the innured.
A. LARRLrBEE. Vioe-President
I. P. Revs. sBwestý.
01 TUN cTT 07 Yaw 1053
Mdaeg w A84, jwegatp
SwpL Agnc.i. T. $ Morey. Med. isew.,
Agent. 11w Orlemme hhl. Uas 1AaEIU
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