HEW ORLEANS BULLETIN
HEW ORLEANS. DECEMBER 30, t»76.
THE >'E\V ORLEANS FIRE BOAT.
TUE PROTECTOB COMPLETED.
From the Wilmington (Del ) Commercial, of
the 23 J inst.. we take the following interest
iDg description of this boat, now on the way
to this port:
The new fire boat which the Harlan & Hoi
liugsworth Company have been building for
the Harbor Protection Company of New Or
leans has been completed. Being the first of
the kind ever built in this country, and com
bining, as it does, some new principles of ma
riue architecture, the entire success which
has attended the eft jrts of the builders is
worthy ot more than a p issing notice.
The design is one which has grown out of
the necessity of the timers. The boat
builded wholly of iroD, the intention being to
meet two serious defects which have pre
sented themselves to the Board of L'nderwrit
era of New Orleans, who constitute the Har
bor Protection Company. They are at pres
ent the owner of a wooden fire-boat which the
Protector, the name of the new steamer, will
super.-ede. With their old boat it is possible
to suppress flames on ship-board, but usually
at a loss to the cargo of about fifty per cent.
Its only means of defense is the capacity of
the pumps, in the use of which great quanti
ties of sediment fiom the water of the Mis
sissippi injure everything that it comes in
contact with. To avoid the nse of water alto
gether is one of the ends sought to be reached
the other being the ability to go into the very
midst of flame and rescue imperilled lives,
Only a short time ago by the burning of a
steamer laden with cotton at New Orleans
several lives were lost.
Water pumps, however, are not discarded.
The Protector has two heavy Blake pumps
which will throw six streams—lour from the
bow and two aft. One of these pumps has a
capacity to lift 20,000 gallons per minute
Two thousand feet of hose are provided which
Will withstand a pressure of 450 pounds to the
square foot, and force a stream about 250
feet. One of these pumps has an inlet of
eighteen inches, which is so arranged that a
Hood of water may be turned into the hold ot
a ship, or for supplying water in large quanti
ties on shore tor steam fire engines and tor
other purposes. The main reliance, how
ever, is in the gas apparatus, which is entirely
The idea is taken from recent attempts
The idea is taken from recent attempts
* made in England to provide merchant ships
with carbonic acid gas for the preservation
of their cargoes in case of fire. These efforts
have heretofore been small, and never di
rected as in the case of the Protector. They
have demonstrated the utility of the method
however, and proven that gas is as powerful
as water in the suppression of flame. Being
over fifty per cent heavier than air, the ga
rapidly displaces the oxygen, the vital ele
ment in combustion, and filling a compart
ment very quickly smothers out a fire. The
capacity to generate this gas is very great in
the Protector, sufficient to fill a compartment
100x20x20 in fifty-two minutes.
The apparatus is being made in Chicago
by Babcock, and consists of throe tanks,
which will be snspended in the after part ot
the vessel. Tnese tanks will be shipped to
New Orleans and be there introduced. From
them a gum hose made for the purpose will
lead to any desired part of a burning ship,
and npon the application of the ohemicals the
gas will sink in volumes into every nook and
cranny of a vessel's hold. Its blue color is
plainly visible to the naked eye. Its presence
may be tested iu the ordinary way with a
lighted candle. To remove the gas after the
fl imes are suppressed it mast be pumped oat,
and a pump is provided tor this purpose.
In her outward appearance the Protector
resembles a steam tug, being propeller, but is
much larger. She is 122 feet long, 22 feet
beam and 12 feet depth of hold. Her capacity
is 158.43-100 tons. Not only is her hull ami
deck of iron, but the joiner work is as well.
This has rendered her construction somewhat
tedious because of its novelty, it being the
first job of the kind ever undertaken by the
H. & H. Co., or in the United States, bat they
have succeeded admirably with it, and have
shown an ability to execute the iron joiner
work with the same beauty and skill which
h w entered into the construction of their irou
hulls. The entire steamer is nut together in
the most substantial manner.
Strength, however, has not marred her
beauty, as in model she is most symmetrical
and in finish very neat and tasteful. Upon
her pilot house is placed the Goddess of Lib
erty with the scales of justice in her left hand
and a drawn sword in the right. This figure
■was made iu Waltham, Mass., by Cashings A
Sons. Giving to so much iron work some
difficulty was experienced in adjusting the
compass, but under the skillful efforts of A.
D. Frye, the well-known New York compass
adjuster, and we believe the only one now
living in the United Sta es, it has been made
lo tend in the proper direction. Capt. T. F.
Couloourn, the commander of the Protector,
has been in WilmiDgton for several months
past superintending her construction. He
E ronounces the fire boat well huit, and her
uiiders " the best in the world. - '
At 10 o'clock to-morrow morniug Capt.
Coulbourn proposes to sail for New Orleans.
To-day the steamer will drop down to one of
the wharves below Market Street Bridge.
Those who desire to witness her departure
may do so from the bridge io the morning.
The voyage will be made outside, comforta
ble quarters being fitted up on board the
steamer for the officers and seamen, and
enough coal having been put in to last for
No Acc ounting lor tirant.
The Philadelphia Times says that when
Durell resigned it was thought that the Pres
ident could not possibly appoint a worse man
in his place. But ob-erve the point—the pub
lic has never yet appreciated Grant's capacity
in that line. Nobody else could have done it,
and it has taken even Grant a whole year;
but he has accomplished it at last. Billings
is just this much worse than Durell, that
Durell, in the rare intervals of sobriety, did
Occa3oiually have some compunctions, and it
was necessary to get him very drunk before
he would sign the famous midnight order.
That order Billings wrote, and drunk or sober,
Billings was never known to hesitate at any
rascality.— Montgomery Advertiser.
St. Bernard coal delivered at titty cents per
barrel, w'ithin city limits.
Buy your buggy and carnage of L. T. Maddux,
33 Caroudelet street, New Orleans.
Advertisements in the Want and Rent column in
.he Bci.lftix, not exceediug one square, inserted
In the Buhetin.__
Extradition os the Bouder. —A curious
case has «risen under the Extradition law on
the Rio Grande border which, like everything
else in that interesting locality, seems difficult
of solution. Wiiile tbe proceedings were in
progress the judge before whom the case was
brought was removed by the Governor and
the prisoner's counsel appointed to the
Bench in his place. As the etiquette of the
Mexican bar does not require £ judge to re
frain from giving a decision in a case in which
be has acted as counsel, and as, in this in
stance, the new appointee has the question
of rendition under advisement, the outlook
for the alleged criminal may be regarded as
very favorable.—-V'. 1'. Herald.
The time is approaching when a man will
write "1875"—then rub the "5" out with
bis forefinger, suck the finger clean, tear up
the sheet, kick the cat oat of the office, and
jyjECHAUICS' AND TRADERS' INSURANCE
No. 14 Carondelet Street.
SIXTH ANNUAL STATEMENT.
New Orleans, Sept. 20, 1875
In compliance with article 12 of the Charter, this
company makes the fo'lew ing statement of its busi
ness for the year ending Bist August. 1874
Fire premiums.....$120,556 16
Riverpmninms..... 52,*95 24
Mai ine premiums .. 21,370 49
1S74............ 48,000 00
Deduct returned pre
Net earned premiums...........$194,739 19
Fire losses............38,755 42
River losses..........15,207 89
Marine losses......... 607 43
Unadjusted losses----26,000 00 ^ ^
Reinsurances.........17 288 86
Rebate................ 8,391 09
Taxes and liceir es ---- 5,990 85
Office expenses, Board
cock engines......30,090 18
Profit and loss........14,363 00
Less interest.........31,244 36—44 879 62—125.450 36
Net profits............69,288 83
Bills receivable for premiums
ana loans ou pledge.......
Premiums iu course of collec
Invested in bank, insurance
and other stocks, bonds,
Less shrinkage................14 000 00
Total............................ $521,629 07
The above statement is a true and correct tran
script from the books of the company.
LLOYI) R. COLEMAN, President.
JAMES A. WHITE, Secretary.
STATE OF LOUISIANA, »
City of New Oilcans. )
Sworn to and subscribed before me, notary public,
this 29th day of September, 1875.
, CHAS. ü. ANDKY, Notary Public.
The Board of Trustees, at their annual meeting on
the 20th inst. resolved to pay 10 per cent, interest
on paid iu capital and declared the following divi
ii'-i per cent, on paid in capital ;
40 percent, on earned premiums.
All of which will be paid on full paid stock or cred
ited on notes on stock in part paid, on and after
TUESDAY, 26th October, 1875.
TUESDAY, 26th October, 1875.
A. J. Aiken,
S. D. Autey,
J. A. Braselman,
W. T. Blakemore,
C. H. C. Brown,
K. B. Briggs,
John D. Cobb,
J. E. Campbell,
W. L. Cashing,
Ben jamin Gerson,
P. G Gilbert,
C. A. Green,
G. P. Harrison.
J. Davidson Hill,
J. S. Lanphier,
Robert L. Mooro,
H. J. Mullen,
Edward C. Payne,
George W. Seutell,
4V. B. Thompson,
C. 4V. Wood,
T. 8. Waterman,
J. F. Wyche,
Lloyd K. Coleman,
ol ood tf
FACTORS' AND TRADERS
■ Caroudelet Street.......37
Assets April SO, 1875, 81,486,415 88...
This Company issues Policies on
FIRE, RIVER AND MARINE RISKS
At Lowest Tariff Rates.
E. A. PALFREY, President
MOSES GREENWOOD, Vice President
THOS. F. WALKER, Secretary.
Moses Greenwood, R. M. Walmsley,
W. A. Johnson,
John I. Noble,
Samuel E. Moore,
J. I. Warren,
K. T. Buckner,
A. A. Yates,
John I. Adams,
A. H. May,
S. H. Snowden,
T. Lytt Lyon,
4Vm. C. Raymond,
Jas. S. Prestidge,
Samuel n. Boyd,
E. B. Wheelock,
44'm J. Behan,
B. F. Eschleman.
Xew Orleans Dental College.
Corner of Canal and Baronne Streets.
The X.nth Regular Annual Session of this Ins.itn
tion was commenced o - the 15th of November and
« ill coniinue till the 15th of March, prnx., unuer the
direction of the following able Profess rs viz: WM.
S. CHANDLER D. I). *.,JAS S. KNAPP. D.D. S ,
«'HAS E. KELI.S, IV 1). S„ J. R. WALKER. I). I»
S ALFRED 4Y. PERRY. M. TV. FREDERICK
LOBER M IV. MARTIN VIET, D. D. S.. and A.
F. Mi LAIN, M. D., X) IV S.
4Vhilst conducting FREE, PUBLIC CLINICS, in
connecii- n with a course of lectures, for the purpose
of perfecting its pupils in the piacti 'a! ilepaitments
of the College, the Faculty have thought proper o
bent fit, at the same time, tin- poor of this citv. by
extt nd'ng a general iu nation to all those who have
nottho means of paying regular fees for dectalop
•-ration«, to apply at the Infirmary, where they can
have teeth extracted, diseased mouths, etc., treat
ed tree i f charge: and where other operations,
requiring ihe use of expensive materivs, performed
in ihe latest an 1 most approved methods, under tlie
immediate supervision of mem itrs of the Faculty,
for a very Utile, if any more than«actnal cost. Re
spectable persons ueto not hesitate about applying
lor Cent il treatment, as they will be received as
couiteoush as at the best dental offices in the city
I Clinic hours are from 9 o'clock A. M. to 12 M ,
every day, Sunday excepted.
À. L-\ Ml LAIN. M, D., D. D. S.,
Dean of the Faculty, 167 Canal street, opposite the
College Hall. do sn tml.6
Dr. Geo. J. Eriedriehs ,
455 St. Chnrle- street, corner of Gtrod,
Square above the City Hall.
gummed and straightened
No. 444 Magazine street,
Between St. Joseph and Delord streets.
mh3 Saly NEW ORLEANS, LA,
Aaerlcaa (Waltham) Watehe«.
A. M. HILL. JEWELER, 86 St. CHARLES 8TREET
Solid Gold Cases, $60; Stem Winders, $80.
A. H. PONS, 90 Camp street, will sell every Tues
day," Thursday and Saturday, at 10 A. M.
prank SHARP, No. 173 Poydras street ; daUy sale«
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Boots and Shoes.
H. MUMME, 55 Magazine street, comer St. Mary,
and 451 DryadeB street. Boots, Shoes, also, Hats and
Tru nks. _______
Blacksmiths, Wheelwrights, Etc.
HASSEL, PH., comer Dryades and Delord streets
Work done promptly and reasonably.
JORDON Si. SHAULES, comer Crossman an<
Front Levee streets. Also steam pipe fitting, etc.
E. H. LEVY A CO., 128 Gravier street. Gold ant
Silver, Stocks and Bonds.
"CHARM SALOON," 5 Decatur street, opposite
Post Otiioe, S. F. Munroe.
Blind, Sash and Door Factory.
ROBERTS Si CO., 229 Gravier street., Cabin*
Dwellings, Storehouses, etc., made to order.
MILLER'S BILLIARD SALOON, oor. St. Charlei
and Common. Miller Brothers, Proprietors.
Only $1 50 per dozen, at PETTY'S First-class
Gallery, 14 Bourbon street, near Canal. Our work
second to none. _
Cordage, Woodenware, Demijohns, Eto.
MORRIS, J. C., 42 and 44 Tchonpitonlas street
Paper, Brushes, Wicking, Brooms, Matches, etc.
Corn-Mills and Feed 8tores.
STOCKTON, G. W., 2R3 and 285 Rampart street
Hay, Cora, Meal, eto. Feed ground to order.
H. B. STEVENS Si CO., Fashionable Olothlen
and Man's and Boys' Furnishing Goods, 135 Canal
SPROULE Si bfcCOWN, 42 and 44 St. Charlei
street—Fine Clothing and Gente' Furnishing Goods
Cordage, Cotton Duck, Bolt Rope, ete,
D. L. KANLETT Si CO., 24, 26 and 28 New Levee
oor. Gravier. Tatham's Shot, Oriental Powder, Gaps
Coni Oil and Coal Oil Lamps.
PUROLINE AND PORTABLE GAS LIGHT
CO., Wm. E. Jervey, Supt., 95 ard 97 Gravier street
DR. ATWELL. Foot Surgeon, 101 Canal street.
Cures Coras, Bunions, In-growing Naiis. jalo
RICKBRT, r., A CO., 65 Tchoupitooias street
Wholesale Grocer and Commission Merchant.
Gold Pen Manufacturers.
A. M. HILL, 86 St. Charles street. Reporting 7 iota
Solid Gold Pearl and Rubber Pencils, Pioks, etc.
Hay, Corn, Oats and Bran.
WM. SCHINDLER, Hay, Corn, Oats and Bran at
lowest market rates. 179 Tchoupitoulag street.
Hides and Tallow.
HAY A MEHLE,
N. O. BUTCHERS' HIDE AND TALLOW CO.
193 South Peters street
Hats, Capo, Ete.
ADAMS' O. O. D. Hat Store, 26 St. Charles street
Trunks, Traveling Bags and Umbrellas.
BEHAN, THORN A CO.,
U New Levee and 14 Tchoupitoulas, wholesale dew
ers, Highwines, Spirits, Alcohol, Brandy, Gin.
MÄHEN, EDGAR L., yard oor. Bienville am
Peters sts.—Sawing of all descriptions to order.
MOFFETT, A. W., yard ami mill on Levee, onr
square below Canal street. P. O. box _
TRIST A CUVELLIER, 140 Gravier street, be
tween St. Charles and Camp streets.
Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Ranges and Pumps
SULLIVAN Si BULGER, 1X5 Poydras street, neaj
Camp. Also sell the Barstow Range._
Oils, Lamps, Lanterns, Chandeliers, ete
J. H. SCOTT, Oils, Lamps, Lanterna, Chandeliers
and Lamp Goods, 68 Common street.
Pianos, Organs and Music.
PHILIP WERLEIN, 78, 80, 82 and 90 Baronne
street. Tuning and repairing attended to.
8hlrts and Gents' Furnishing Goods.
B. T. WALS HE, 110 Canal street, near St. Charles
Makes Shirts to Order in any Stvle.
Scales and 8afos.
FAIRBANK KS St GO.,
S3 Camp street
NORRI8, JNO. W., 27 Canal street, General
Southern Agynt for Diebold, Norris St Co.
Sugars, Molasses, Syrups, ete.
BARR, JNO. J. St CO., 20 and 22 Peters street, op
posite Customhouse. Wholesale dealers.
I. G. BERRY, Agent for New American Sewing
Machine, 180 Canal street. Jal5
GREGG'S DEPOT—154 Canal street—All kind;,
«1 per week. Also, Fashion Emporium for the South.
Stoncll Work« and Magic Battery Manufac
ROBERT CHAPSKY, agent, 22 Natchez street
Stencil Cutter, Engraver and Stamp Maker.
V. BIRI, Nos. 120, 288 and 253 Chartres street,, Im
porter, manufacturer ami dealer in Baskets, eto.
UPPER CITY DIRECTORY.
ERA8KLMAN St ADAMS, on Magazine street
corner fi'-t. Andrew.
Boots and Shoe«.
GEMBLE'S Blue Store, 578 Magazine street, Boot*
snd Shoes made to order in latest style.
Furniture, Looking-Glasses, eto.
HKIDERICH. F., 624 Magazine, bet. Jackson anti
Josephine. Also, Upholsterer and Mattress-maker
Hair Goods for Ladies.
ROLLAND, E., 635 Magazine street Brides' hair
dressing at residence.
MME. E. MULLER, 604 Magazine street formerlj
E. Crozad. Fancy Articles.
SAMSON, Mme. C., 605 Magazine street Fashion
Mme. M. LAHNSTEIN, 603 Magazine street Alsc,
Fancy Articles. Country orders promptly attended to.
Pianos and Music.
D. LEECH, 620 Magazine street, Pianist for parties
Pianos Tuned, Repaired and for Rent.
J. BOOTH, 618 Magazine street. Machines rt
paired, rented and exchanged.
" Upper City Cigar Emporium."
JARA, F. — 632 Magazine streqt—Meerschaum
Briar, and all other kinds of Pipes, eto., eto.
Wood, Coal and Lumber Yards.
W. H. ZIMMERMAN, 782 Magazine street, be
tween Washington and Sixth streets. Fourth District
Hair Goods for Ladle«.
SCHILLING, GEO. T., 3*1 Dryades street, manu
facturer of all kinds of Human Hair Goods, Fancy
foil et Articles, etc.
J. M. Frowenfeld,
Late with Schwabacher A Hirsch.
^ICHWABACHER A FROWENFELD, General
L_f Commission Merchants and
Dealers in Grain and
74 Poydras street.
Liberal advances nade on consignments. an*
^DVERTISE IN THE
Handslioro (Miss.) Democrat.
It is THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM in
Merchants and business men can have Advertise
ments inserted in the DEMOCRAT, by the year or
for a shorter peiiod, at liberal rates.
Address P. K. MAYERS,
Editor and Proprietor,
o3 tf Handsbero, Mississippi.
STATE OF LOUISIANA, l
Parish of Orleans, City of New Orleans, J
BE IT KNOWN, That on this twenty-ninth
day of the month of June, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy
five, and of the United States ot America the
ninety-ninth. ^ ,
Before me, JOHN G. EUSTIS, a Notary Pub
lic, in and for this citv, and parish of Orleans,
State of Louisiana, duly commissioned and quali
fied, and in the presence of the witnesses here
inafter named and undersigned : _ ^
Personally came and appeared, G. W. R. BAY
LEY, E. B. 4VHEELOCK, HUGH KENNED1
RANLETT and DAVID WALLACE, all rest
dents of this city, who eeverally declared
That, availing themselves of the powers,
rights and privileges conferred by the sta
tutes of the State of Louisiana, relative
to the "Organization of Corporations," in
ttii, State, they do, by these presents, form,
organize, constitute and found a Corporation for
the objects and purposes as shall hereafter be
enumerated and set forth; and to that end they
do hereby covenant and agree to form and con
stitute, and do, by these presents, form and con
stitute themselves, and all such other persons as
may hereafter become associated with them,
whether by subscription, purchase, transfer,
succession ' or otherwise, into a "Body Cor
porate," and thereunder bind themselves, and
all who mav hereafter become associated with
them, to be governed by the following stipu
lations, obligations and regulations as articles of
the charter of said Corporation.
The n&mo and title of said corporation shall be
the NEW ORLEANS PACIFIC RAIL4VAY COM
PANY, and by that name shall have succession
and have corporate exi-fence for and during the
full terra and period of twenty-five (25) years
from the date of thb execution of these presents,
unless sooner dissolved iu the manner horeinaftc-r
provided for; may sue and be sued, may hold
real and personal "property, may make contracts,
may receive grants of land or personal property,
and shall possess all the powers and privileges
which corporations are or may he by any general
law of this State authorized to possess, and said
company may exercise its corporate powers within
any other State of the United States that shall
authorize the same.
Sec. 1. The capital stock of this corpora tion is
hereby fixed at THREE MILLION DOLLARS
($3,000,000), represented by THIRTY THOU
SAND SHARES of ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR*
($100) EACH, with the right to increase said
capital stock to TWELVE MILLION DOLLARS,
provided that said corporation shall be organized
under the incorporators herein named, who
shall constitute the Board of Directors and shall
hold their office, together with the following
named gentlemen, who shall be the officers ot
the Company until the second Wednesday in
Januarv, 1877 : Officers, E B. 4VHEELO_K.
President; HUGH KENNEDY, 4 7 ice President
S. H. KENNEDY, Treasurer. When one hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) of the
capital stock shall have been subscribed, the
Board of Directors are authorized to commence
the construction of the road, and to carry out the
provisions of thia charter; to enable them to do
this, subscriptions to the capital stock shall be
due and payable as herein provided for when
this amount lias been subscribed.
Sec. 2. The time and manner of payment for
stock shall be such as mav be determined by the
Board of Directors, provided, however, that no
call shall be made of more than ten per cent (10
per cent) on each share at any time, and thirty
days must elapse before another call can be
Sec. 3. No stockholder shall be held liable or re
sponsible for the contracts and faults of the com
pany in any further sum than the unpaid balance
or balances due the company on shares owned by
him, nor shall any informalities in the organiza
tion have the effect of annulling this Charter, or
of exposing a stockholder to any liability beyond
the amount of his stock subscription unpaid.
Sec. 4. The domicile of the company shall be
the city of New Orleans, and citation shall be
served there on the President of the company, or
in his absence, on the Vice-President.
Sec. 5. The stock books shall be kept at the
office of the Company, whence certificates of stock
shall bo issued to the subscribers, but no trans
fer of stock shall be binding upon ihe Company
until made upon its stock books, and no stock
certificate shall be issued except for full paid
Sec. 6. In tbe case of failure on the part of any
subscriber to pay the iu-tallments on his stock as
required, the Board of Directors shall have the
option, after thir y days' written notice to the
delinquent, of forfeiting his stock, or the amounts
previously paid thereon ; and no stockholder
shall have the right to vote while in default.
Sec. 7. All rules relative to the declaration of
dividends or divisions of profits, as well as tlie
by-laws of the Company, shall be made by the
Board of Directors, but said rules and by-laws
shall be subject to repeal, change or modifica
tion by tbe holders • f a majority of the stock of
the Company at their meeting.
The said company is empowered and author
First—'To locate, construct, lease, own and use
a railroad with one or more tracks and suitable
turnouts, of such guago and construction and
upon such a course or route as may be deemed
by a majority of the Directors of said company
most expedient, bet-inning at a point on the Mis
sissippi River at New Orleans, or between New
Orleans and the parish of Iberville, on the right
bank of the Mississippi, and Baton Rouge on the
left bank ; or from New Orleans or Berwick's
Bay, via Vermillionville, in tho parish of Lafay
ette, and Opelousas, in the parish of St. Landry,
or from anv of said points, or from any point
within the limits of this State, and running thence
towards and to the city of Shreveport, or the
city of Marshall or Dallas, in the State of Texas, in
such direction and route or routes as said company
shall fix, and with such connecting branches in
the State of Louisiana as may be deemed
Second—-To locate, constinct, lease, own, main
tain and use such branch railroads and tracks as
a majority of the Directors of said company may
from time to time deem proper and expedient
and for the interest of ?a ; d company to own and
to use and lease, and they shall not be restricted
in the exercise of tins privilege to the State of
Louisiana, but mav connect tlieir main line with
any other line or 1 nes m other States which
shall authorize the exercise of said privilege
within their limits, and the said company shall
have a right to establish and mainiain in the
city of New Orleans proper freight and passen
ger depots, and to connect them by tracks and
ferried with the left bank of the Mississippi River
at such point or points as may be deemed most
convenient for the public interest, and to use in
such ftrries steamboats and other vessels, and
for the purposes of such depots, tracks and fer
ries, may acquire property by expropriation.
Third—To construct, establish, or purchase in
this State, and tin reafter, to own, lease, main
tain and use suitah'o wharves, piers, warehous: s.
yards, steamboats, harbors, depots, stations, and
other works and ippurtenances coni ected with
and incidental to slid railway and its connec
tions, and to run a id manage the same as the
Directors of the sai 1 Company may deem to be
most expedient and t > the welfare of said corpo
Fourth—To take, transport, carry and convey
persons and proyeit ? upon its said railway and
its boats, by power o" steam or any other power,
and to receive for safekeeping and to store mer
chandise and prop* rtv iuits yards or warehouses,
and to receive for such transportation, safekeep
ing or storage such tolls and charges as may
from time to time ! e established or authorized to
be established by D.recto-s of said railroad com
To make advances of money or credits npon
merchandise orprip^rty, for changes made by
other tra'-spertitim- linêe to be transported upon
its railways, steamboats or vessels, or to be
stored in its vards ( r warehouses to such extent,
snd upon such terms and conditions as the Direc
tors of said Company mac from time to time es
tablish or authorize to be established.
Fifth—To obtain and receive by purchase,
grant from United States or otherwise, grant, gift,
devise and bequest, both real and personal prop
erty, to have an 1 to hold such real and personal
real estate, in this State, for the objects, pur
poses, interests and business of such Company.
Sixth—To construct and maintain its said rail
roads or any pt rt of the same, and to have the
right of way therefor, across or along, or
npon any "waters, water courses, river,
lake, bay,' inlet, street, highway, turnpike,
or canal'within the State of Louisiana, which
the course of said railways may intersect, touch
or cross, provided the said company shall pre
serve any water course, street, nighway, turn
pike or canal which its said railways may so pass
upon, along or iaterewt, touch ' r cross, so as
not to impair its usefulness to the public unnec
essarily; or if temporarily impaired in and during
the construction of the' said railroads, the said
company shall restore the same to its former
state, or to such a state that its usefulness and
convienence to the public shall not be unneces
sarily impaired or injured, and the said company
shall* not be required to construct a draw in any
bridge over and across any stream or bayou,
except streams navigable by enrolled and li
censed vessels, and when required by law.
Seventh—To obtain, by grant or otherwise
from anv parish, city or village within this State,
anv rights, privileges or franchises that any of
sai'd parishes, cities or villages, may choose te
grant in reference to the construction, mainte
nance management and use o J the railroads of
said company, i s depots, cars, locomotives and
its busmess, within tlie limits of such or any ol
said parishes, cities and villages.
Eighth—To expropriate property according to
Ninth—To cross, intercept, join aud unite its
railways, and prorate with any other railroad
heretofore or hereafter constructed in the State
of Louisiana, or any other State, at any point
upon its route and upon the ground of such
other railroad, with the necessary turn-outs,
sidings, switches and other conveyances, in
furtherance of the objects of its connections
Tenth—To purchase or lease from any railroad
company or corporation, at any authorized sale,
any railroad, and the charter, ' franchises, prop
erty and appurtenances thereof, aud maintain
and use the same as a part of the property of
Eleventh—To borrow money or to purchase or
lease property on its own cieciit, for the purpose
of constructing and maintaining said railroaus or
establishing continuous and connecting lines as
hereinbefore provided; and as evidence of the in
debtedness of said company for such loans, or
the purchase or lease of such propertv, to issue
its corporate bonds or promissory notes, bea ing
interest at such rate per annum as the directory
mav elect, and made payable in gold or tbe law
ful money of the United States at such times and
places as'may be deemed most to the advantage
of the corpora 1 ions, and for securing the pay
ment of said bonds or notes, to mortgage and
pledge its railroads, its capital stock, its corpor
ate franchises and any of its real or personal
property, or any portion of the same.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Sec. 1. The corporate powers of this Compa
ny shall be vested in a Board of Directors com
posed of fifteen stockholders to be elected iu
accordance with tho by-laws of tbe Company,
and such officers and agents as may from time to
time be appointed by such board. No person
shall be a director who is not the actual owner of
at least ten (10) shares of the capital stock of
said Company. Directors shall be elected an
nually, aud continue in office until others are
elected to fill their place, and shall have power to
fill vacancies in their number caused by death,
resignation or otherwise. The dhectors shall
elect one of their number as President of said
Company, another 4 7 ice President, and another
Treasurer, and shall have power to make aud
prescribe such by-laws aud rules and regulations,
and from time to time alter, amend and revoke
the same as they shall see fit touching the govern
ment of said Company, the transfer of itd%tock.
the election of its officers, the management and
disposition of its business, property and effects,
the powers and conduct of its officers and agents,
ana all other matters which shall in any way per
tain to the concern of the Company.
Sec. 2. AH election for directors shall be by
ballot, and every stockholder shall be enthled
to une vote in person or by proxy for each share
of stock held by him for ninety days prior to
Sec. 3. Seven of the directors shall constitute
a quorum for the transaction of business, and
the number of directors may be increased or
diminished by a majority vote of stockholders in
interest at any regular meeting, provided the num
ber shall not be less than seven nor more than
Sec. 1. Stockholders' meetings may be called
at any time by the Board of Directors, and on the
requisition of the holders of one-fifth of the
capital stock issued it shall bo their duty to call
such meetings for the purpose of amending this
Charter and consideration of and action upon all
other business of the company, and all questions
arising at such meetings shall be determined by
a majority of the stock there present and votiDg.
Sec. 2. The annual meeting of the stockholders
for the election of directors and transaction of
he regular business shall be held on the second
Wednesday in January of each year.
This corporation may be dissolved at a general
meeting convened for that purpose with the as
sent of three-fourths of the stock of the com
pany and two thirds of the stock represented at
such meeting, and in case of such dissolution
the liquidation shall be conducted by three com
missioners elected by ballot a' such mee.t ng. At
the termination of this Charter, the liquidation
shall be conducted by a similar hoard of three
commissioners, to be in the same way elected at
a general meeting of stockholders convened for
Thns done and passed, at ray office, in the
Ë resence of Andrew J. Armstrong and John W.
[unter, lawful witnesses residing in this citv,
who have hereunto signed their names as such,
together with tho said appearers and me, said
notary, on the day, month and year hérein first
written, after reading the whole.
(Original Signed) G. \S 7 . K. BAYLEY,
J. A. GIRDNEIi,
F. B. WHEELOCK,
E. L. RANLETT,
JOHN H. KENNARD,
(By L. A G.,)
W. B. SCHMIDT,
SAM'L H. KENNEDY,
A. J. ARMSTRONG,
JOHN 7 W. HUNTER,
J. G. EUSTIS. Notare Public.
1, the undersigned Deputy Recorder of Mort
gages iu and for the parish of Orleans, city of
New Orleans, do hereby certify that the above
and foregoing act ot incorporation of the "New
Orleans Pacific Railway Company" was this day
Inly recorded in my office, according to law, in
book 118, folios 620, 027, 028, 029, 630, 031 and
New Orleans, June 29,1875.
(Original signed.) C. DARCANTEL,
I certify the above and foregoi -g to be a true
and correct copy of tbe original charter and cer
tificate of recordation thereof, now extant iu my
In faith, whereof, I grant these presents under
my hand and the impress of my official seal, this
3d day of July, A. D. 1*75.
J. G. EUSTIS, Notary Public.
jy6 35 Carondelet. street.
Mrs. H. T. Elliott,
NO. 6 GAMP STREET
< THIRD FLOOR,)
L. RANLETT A CO.,!
* BAGGING, TIES. CORDAGE, ETC.
QUI Aft Rolls standard Domestie and Calcutta
Ot/'/U BAGGING, in stoieand to arrive.
EUREKA, LUDLOW, DOUBLE ANCHOR, Etc.
Delivered in GaWoston or New Orleans in lots t«
BEARD'S LOCK and STAR BUCKLE TIE,
At lowest market quotations.
MANILLA, SISAL and HEMP CORDAGE, ETC
44, 46. 48 Peters street.
Table of Kates of Domestic Postage.
The following are the rates of postage on Co*
Bestie Mail Matter of the different classes :
Note—All domestic mail matter (except news
papers, magazines and periodicals sent to actual
subscribers from a known office of publication
must be prepaid by postage stamps.
A letter on which one full rate of postage ts
prepaid, but on which further postage is charge,
able, will be forwarded, when deposited in a
post-office, charged with the unpaid postage tc
be collected on delivery. If the postage is If *4
whoUy unpaid, or is prepaid less than one full
rate, it will be held for postage and sont to the
Dead Letter Office. Should it reach its destina
tion by inadvertence, however, it will be charged
with double postage on delivery. "One fnli
rate" means, in the case of mail letters or other
first class matter, three cents.
In large cities and adjacent districts of large
population, having two or more post-offices with»
in a distance of three miles of each other, any let
ter posted at one of such offices, and addressed tc
s locality within the delivery of another of such
offices, which shall have been inadvertently pre»
paid at the " drop" or local letter rate of postag«
onlv, may be forwarded to its destination throne k
the proper office charged with the amount of tut
deficient postage, to be collected on delivery.
If articles chargeable with different rates o*
postage are sent together in one package, the
higher rate must be paid on the entire pacKage;
but two or more different articles, both charge
able with the same rate of postage, may be sent
in OBe package on payment of that rate on tbs
The following articles are excluded from th*
mails : Liquids, Poisons, Glass, Explosive Ma
terials, Books, Pamphlets, Pictures and othei
publications of an obscene or indecent character:
aU letters upon the envelopes of which, and por
tal cards upon which, scurrilous epithets are
written or printed or engraved, or disloyal de
vices printed or engraved ; and all articles which
from their form or nature are liable to destroy,
deface or injure Ihe contents of mail bage or the
person of any one engaged in the poetal service.
Postmasters are not allowed to give credit lot
postage, nor to delivor any mail matter until «3
postage due thereon has been paid.
On letters, sealed packages, mail matter wholly
or partly in writing (except book manuscript*
and corrected proof-sheets passing between au
thors and publishers, and except local or " drop *
Utters) ; on all printed matter so marked as tc
convey any other or further information than 1»
conveyed by the original print (except the cor
rection of typographical errors) ; on all matter
not otherwise chargeable with letter postage, but
which is, bo wTapped or secured that it cannot b*
conveniently examined by postmasters, without
destroying the wrapper or envelope ; on all news
papers, magazines and periodicals sent from pub
Ushers to subscribers and inclosing any artiols
whatever, except bona fids supplements or bill*
and receipts for subscriptions ; and on all pack
ages or matter not in itself chargeable with letter
postage, but in which is inclosed or concealed
any letter or other thing chargeable with lc-ttoj
postage—3 cents for each half ounce or fr&otior
thereof—weight of packages limited to low
On local or "drop" letters, at offices whore
free delivery by carriers is established—2 cent!
for each half ounce or fraction thereof—weight
of packages Umited to four pounds.
On local or " drop " letters, at offices wher«
free delivery by carriers is not established—J
oent per half ounce or fraction thereof—weighs
of packages Limited to four pounds.
Note.— Mailable matter of this class embrace«
all newspapers, magazines and periodicals «X*
clusively in print and regularly issued at stfttt*
periods from a known office of y ubUcation, and
addressed to regular subscribe«.
Seo. 5. That on and after the 1st day of Jans
ary, 1875, on all newspapers and periodical pub
Ucations mailed from a known office o! pubiio,
tion or news agency, and addressed to reguiiî
subscribers or news-agents, postage shall be
charged at the following rates : On newspaper«
and periodical pubheations, issued weekly and
oftener, two cents a pound and fraction thereof ;
less frequently three cents a pound and fraction
thereof : Provided, That nothing in this act shaT
be held to change or amend section 99 of the act
entitled, "An act to revise, consolidate, and
amend the statutes relating to tlie Poat-Offin»
Department," approved June 8th, 1872.
Sec. 6. That on and after the 1st day of Jane
ary, 1875, upon the receipt of such ncwspapei »
and periodical publications at the office of mail
ing, they shall be weighed in bulk, aud postas <
paid thereon by a special adhesive stamp, to bt
devised and fui nished by the Postmaster Gen
eral, which shall be affixed to such matter, or tc
the sack containing the same, or upon a meute»
randum of such mailing, or otherwise, as th*
Postmaster General may, from time to time,
provide by regulation.
Seo. 7. That nowspapers, ore copy to each
actual subscriber residing w.thin the county
where the same are printed, in whole or in part-,
and published, shall go free through the mzils ;
but the same shall not be delivered at letter
carrier offices or distributed by carriers unie wr
postage is paid thereon as by law provided.
All matter of the third class must be fully pt a
Note.—P ackages of mailable matter of this
class must be prepaid by stamps, and must not
exceed the weight prescribed by law (which U
four pounds). Packages exceeding the pra
scried weight are unmailable.
On pamphlets, occasional publications, tran
sient newspapers, magazines and periodicals
handbills, posters, sheet music, unsealed circu*
lars, prospectuses, book manuscripts and proof ■
sheets, printed cards, maps, lithographs, print»,
chromo-lithographs and engravings, seeds, cut
tings, bulbs, roots and scions—1 cent for each
one ounce or fraction thereof—weight of pack ■
age limited to four pounds.
On flexible patterns, samples of ores, metal»,
minerals and merchandise, sample cards, phone»
graphic paper, letter envelopes, postal envelope*
and wrappers, nnprinted cards, plain and orna
mental paper, photographs, and all other articles
for which other rates of postage are not pro
scribed in this table, and which are not by law
excluded from the mails—1 cent for each one
ounce or fraction thereof—weight of packages
limited to four pounds.
r Gn books—1 cent for each one ounce or fite«
tien thereof—weight of packages limited to font
Oa unsealed circulars, newspapers, (vheth-t
transient or addressed to regular subscribers—
excepting weekly papers, which may be delivers
to subscribers on prepayment of regular quarter
ly rates) and on periodicals not exceeding two
ounces in weight, when any of the same are de.
posited in a letter-carrier office for delivery by
the offioe or its carriers—1 c 9 nt each.
On periodicals two ounces in weight, when de«
posited in a letter-carrier offioe foi deliver» by
the'offloe^cr;it*earriers —2 cents ea 0> ',
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