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New Orleans In 1875

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A correspondent of the New Yor! World, under date of March 31st, give this gloomy picture of what the Crea cent City has become under Jtadica rule : " Up to the day of the adjournmen of Congress the people of Liouisiana clung to a hope that souiething woulc be done to alleviate their present suffer ings. They hoped against hope tha public opinión would forcé a recogni tion ot their rights. But the passage by the Senate of a resolutioa indorsing th President's course has cast the laborin, classes mto a pit of glooin. A long anc dull suininer is looniing up before them and already their little ones are cryin for bread. But there is no work to b done, nnd 1 do uot exaggerate when I state that the future of New Orlean portends of danger. The laborer anc mechanic cannot support their families the city has abandoned work on th streets ; there arebut two houses buildin within the city limits, and tha cottou erop is mostiy in, so that there is n field iu which they can seek einploy and pohtical condition of Louisiana anc the state of nature is most striking Spring has opened with a wealth o verdure. The air is heavy with the per fume of the orange blossom and the rose the trees are ciad in the brightest green and away trom the heart of the city where the stillness of death is not bro ken by the clatter of drays and carts ruyriads of mocking-birds hold high carnival, gladdening the ear with their beautif ui song. But in the centre of thi Eden, surrounded by a suiüing nature move ond surge a restless mass of hu manity driven to desperation by thei nucessities, and as far as I can see there is no way in which they eau obtain relief. In the past of New Or leans her working classes were quiet sober and industrious, they had ampie euiployment, and it was a rare sight to meet an Irish or Germán mechanic or laborer who did not own his house anc lot. Living was always cheap ; with the prairies of Texas open to us, mea was to be had in abundance, and vegetables of the most delicious kind, such as potatoes, peas, beans, artichokes, corn (for tabie use), tomatoes, &c, were raised without any further cultivation than the care required by the different plants in their first growth. But all this has been changed. These little homes where the poor man lived in comparativa comfort belong to the past; 5 1-2 per cent. taxes on assessments of 100 per cent. above the market value of the property has torced the poor man to sacrifiue his little property, and seek a home in a pent-up tenement wuere disease and want are his constant companions. This deplorable state of things is not confiued to the working classes. It is spreading like a cancerous sore over the face of society. The circle is increasing each day. Families who once eujoyoed every luxury that wealth could buy, find their rueans swallowed up by the exorbitant demanda of Government, and their prospects for advaucement in life or even the hope of an amelioration of thoir conditiou utterly blasted by the still increasing political denioralization of the State, caused by the outrageous government forced upon the people by Grant. Meat is selling at 25 and 30 cents a pound ; vegetables are equally high. The first is beyond the reach of the poor, because a single eoinpany organized by Radical legislatura have the monopoly of killing cattle. Meat not slaughtered at the pens of this company cannot be sold in the city limits, henee the citizen is forced to pay whatever these people choose to ask, or do without meat."


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