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Ed. and Prop- JUNE 11, 1881. NE' VISIT. urt stay in New and trict many old ,ids. Chief among 0. Hulls our Con nect; Hon. E. Hulls, rust laotor: our witty friend Mr Manix, Hon. L. J. Moore, Hon. E. A. White, Collector of the District ; Jno. Randolph, Jr., Esq., Hon. I. B. Alhott, lion. B. W. Morris, Hon. Geo. H. White, member of the General Asscmlly of North Carolina; Hon. Frank Dancy, Mayor of Tarboro, N. C; our col ored Solicitor, Jno. II, Collins, Esq.; lit. Rev. J. C. Trice, the silver tongued orator of North Carolina ; and many others too numerous to mention . The people of New Berne subscribed liberally to the Star, for which we return our sincere thanks, and trust that we may be able to furnish them a readable paper. STA TESV1LLE AMERICAN. The StaUsville American is quite sore because the Hon. W. P. Cana- day, Editor of the Wilmington Pott, . sees fit to advocate that the ncsrro is eligible, when competent, to hold . office Jjie vv iimington I'oti says . of the Amertcnn: ' '"'" 'UJie colored people have long borne 'W treatment put unto i Republicans, with tie time was coming when jtbeir reward, buthe te if they wait on .such Wi'tw to give it to fantsthemto eon f colored peoplo had 4t1y wo would have votes last year than cpublioan candidates State, and that would successful." of the West won't vote for him," "don't send out negro speakers, the white men of the West will become disgusted, it will injure the party;" and now the A merican says in sub stance : " Don't appoint a negro to office for fear the white men of the West will get wind of it.'' We Coons of the East propose to have some of the offices of appoint ment whether the white men of the West vote with the Republican party or not, and this you cau "put in your pipe, and smoke it, too. Wo people of the East have wore confidence in the Hon. W. F. Cena day, as a Republican, than every Negro-fearing Radical in Western North Carolina. And, if you white men are such a friend to the Negro, as you say you are, why do you vote and act with the Democrats so .much? OLDEST COLORED NEWS PAPER. We are indebted to Hon. Jnc. S Leary, of Favetteville, N. 0., lor two copies of Freedom Journal, published in New York city in 1828 and edited by Jno. B. Russwurm. This is more than probable the old est colored newspaper in the United States. Mr. Leary informs us that his father was a regular subscriber for the Journal and that Mr. Lewis Sheridan, who, at that time, lived in Bladen county, N. C, was agent for the paper in this State. One of these papers has an arti cle, that we will publish in our next, which gives ,an account of can King, who was captured L one of their wars and sold and enslaved in America, but afterwards, through tho kindness of that great Whig and American, Henry Clay, was return ed to his nafjve country., . ' ,1 We shall publish; from time to time, communications and editorials from thw ' " ' it relics of N- tlem and thev are very much pleas ed whero proper judgment has been used in the.r treatment, iney musi be treated just as other white labor ers are. They are not used to eat ing corn bread and salt baco'n and must be humored until tney Dccomo accustomed to American diet and manner of living. It will hA a Innir time belore 1116 white immigrant can take the place of a darkey in the held or any wnerc else as a servant. A goou many native 'jhite men eat 'corn bread and salt bacon,' and glad to get it, but it suits the mack man .xuctiy. " We bee to be excused i'tvm join ing in the movement to import for eign laborers into the oouui. r or eiuners who have money to buy lands and understand farming will j certainly do well to come, but white; laborers who have never had expc-! rience in cultivating cotton and corn J and are unused to the diet of such ; worker's, will prove a failure. There j is an abundance of black men in the South to do the work. The idle j and vicioss should be starved and punished (until they are willing to! earn a living by toil." NORTH CAROLINA UNDER THREE GOVERNMENTS IN ONE DAY. Tho Rsleigh Standard of May 21, 1861, gives the following . account of matters in the little capital of North Carolina on the memorial an niversary of ry Mecklenburg De claration of independence, May 1861: " May 20th, at 6 1 clock i m., the Convention, passe.l the Ordi nance of Secession. At 7 o'clock, accepted and ratified the Constitu tion of the Confederate States, and I x nart of tne tonic " s unueT in one day, Mj 2Uti Federal Government u the Independent Rcpul Carolina iromo to i the Confederate Govei o'clock, p. .m.''. V The Confr 18f ' nancrs nublished in North Carolina in the interest of the colored people, the Convention unanimously auoptea the Stau as tho organ of the colored people of Chatham county. Chatham means business in the matter of furthering the interest of her colored citizens, and you may look for a right-about-face in her nolhJal march. And now a word complimentary to the general "makeup" of the Stau; being an old typo myself, 1 can sneak with considerable judg ment concerning a news paper. You lave a first-class paper, first-clans i material and first-class prijjjjj 'and upon the whole, youi ! comhincs the useful t ith the ngrcu ible. I will send you a list of "ubscribers soon. Yours for Chatham, C. D. Waddeu. Maucakettsvillk, N. C, 1 May 30, 1881. J Mr. Editor : A copy of your paper came to me on Saturday, the 98th mat T fnllv pnilnrsn ita firti. torials in behalf of the Republican party and the recognition of the Ne gro's rights. We have long felt tho need of a rmoer that would speak the senti ment of the colored people of thaj Old .North State. It is onlv throuch the press, that we can let tho Nation know that we are a free people and bound to no political party that does not recog nize our rishts before the law, and our ability to hold office both State and National, wherever our interests are involved; although wo are in the minority, it cannot be denied that we hold the bahnee of power in a close political contest. ' Your paper will have my suppor Yours respectfully, P. F. Haymjy. .As I have faithfully perused you paper I will say that I like it verj much; you win piease icrwaru u w my address for one year. Kespecttully yours, sc., . N. IL Haoans. DON'T USE BIG WOI i Tho New England -V Education has the follow' plainly and optly given : "In promulgating youi cogita lionR, or articulating ) .a perficial sentimentalities and cable, philosophical or psycholog observations, beware of platitr4' ponderosity. Let your convert n rVommunications possess a clar, dli coi. ' ? a compacted comprelien nillp V r inWpnt consistency, and r. c cosencv. hwnr all con vl ions flatul-" rulitv. tw jubblcmentai affectation. Let your cxU neous descantings and unpren. exnatiations have intelliffioiliK1 veracious vivacity, withou montaue or thrasonical 0.x. Sedulously avoid all polysyl profundity, pompous prolixity taceous vacuity, ventriloquial osity, and vanuoquent vap Shun double entendres, pruri' cosity, and pestiferous profam scurcnt or apparent, in words, talk plainly, briefly, ly, , sensibly, truthfull Ivccp from , "utw airs; say w; you say. A Tht' editor per Ilr t'