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,0M, Ed. and Prop, jorto, w. c. ... AUGUST 6 188L . LI. -- . I ) L sboro Post Office. v endeavored to be honest jtent in all we have said ) the Post Office muddle, ;no desire other than that e done to all parties con- -' The public are fully informed about the many promises that John R. Smith has made and the way he has acted towards the colored men that have been pushing this affair and his own friends, too. The truth of the matter is, that he has acted niggerish from beginning to end; that he has not a sympathizing ; friend in Goldsboro, either black or white ; and this state of affairs has ' , been brought about by his own acts. At the time John R. Smith prom- ised the Editor of the Star, to put a colored man in the Goldsboro office if he had kept his word the matter would have stopped there ; but no, he said Wassom and Smith should N .. X not force him to appoint a negro in ' S v his office. But did he stop here ? No, He then gets another set ol t colored men, tells them to stand by -i him andj that he would appoint one of their colored friends to a clerk ship in the office. John E. tells Sears to get him one Ired (100) names on his petition that he would appoint Richard .Cray. Sears gets the names and is the petition over to John R., which he, (John R.), hides 1 town from these colored men cr a week and finally when come up with him, he puts .m off from time to time and last ly says that he " has nothing to do yet, but will after awhile." "-. "We say that any white man that ' will act this way with any man either black or white will take money off af a dead man's eyes. r.', We have no desire to prosecute or v" - persecute John R. Smith: but, since V he has told it abroad in the land that the negroes will all steal and are not to be trusted,'' we deem it our honest duty to stand by our colored friends and protect them as far as possible. Therefore, we charge John R. Smith with collusion with - -ft his son, Samuel C. Smith, to de . ' fraud the Government of the United . ', , - States. v Jul v 4.0, there was a con- '' tract, 'qojys known as the Star r"iuHm jo Uoldsboro and Snow r, -ooi wwardedto oneB.V. ' j MUls. N. 0. Thcre- W-' C.Smith became the to, carry the mail, for t'and B. V. Idol. estion arises, is Sam competent person to !. ,h the (government and .dr. Idol ?f We 6ay no; because vthe Census shows, as given in by his father, Jota R. Smith, that Samuel C. Smith was born in 1862, which makes Samuel C. Smith 19 years ' old. ' ' ' , ' The milk in ihe (focoariut is, that Tohn R. SmiW"-the subcontractor nd has been . .lushing horses and .iring men td carry the mail to w Hill ever,since July 1st, 1880. it . us rp.cite the Law on ' this ; as brought forward in the d Statutes of the United employed 'a the Post Of- ome interested ig the mail, or compen on of- " bo liable to pay so much money ay " would bate been realized from said con " tract, to bo recovered in actjon of debt, " for tbo use of tho Post Office Depart- 1UUUU " Postmasters are trusted agents of tho " Department and cannot act ascontraot- ors." Upon reading the above law we caused the following correspondence with the Department at Washing ton: Goldsboro, N. C, July 25th, 1881. Hon. II. D Lyman, Acting Second Ass1 1 Postmaster Gen., Washington, D. C. Sir .Please inform me who got the contract to carry the mail between Golds boro, N. C., and Snow Hill, N. C, July 1st, 1S80, and who was the sub contractor. Also who is the sub-contractor now, whom he got the contract from and when? Your early reply will greatly oblige Tourob'tserv't, Jas. H. Robinson. P. S, I have reason to believe there has been, and is at present, a collusion of employees of the P. O. D. in this matter in violation of Sec. 43, P. 43, P. L. & R. Robinson. Upon reaeipt of this Hon. II. D. Lyman addressed the following let ter in reply : Post Office Department, Office of the Second Ass't P. M. General, Washington, July 29th, 1881. Respectfully returned with the informa tion that Route 13,448 Ooldsborough to Snow Hill was awarded to B. V. Idol of Idols' Mills, N. 0. The sub-con i motor is Samuel C. Smith, of Goldsborough. II. D. LVMAN, Acting 2d Ass't P. M. Gen. Again, one of these men that John R. Smith employed to carry lV. Mn!1 .ntn llA Vl O O . VtCld IUC Ulan oavo tuau uo uao uu wi , .TT . . .... . r 7. T.oaf. .Wofinosriav will Inn 9 hflre t-.L. a.i. tv tj j " o - aim ior n, tmjo ounu uucL . , , .,, -.-f rr:non him and pron to pay him ; he thisui&tci. who says that John R. told him that Mr . . , n V" ,Tere present irom an pans 01 , me State to witness and participate in laying tho corner stone and unveil' ing the monument erected to the memory of Richard Caswell, the first Governor of North Carolina. The crowd present ou the occasion was estimated at 10,000 and throughout the entire day the best of order and good feeling prevailed. The crowd was so dense that it was impossible to hear all of Sena tor Vance's speech, but from what we heard of it we pronounce it a rich treat of history, showing the ascendency and progenitors of all the great governments of the earth. Every student of history, and ev- ev school boy in North Carolina ' iould read this Memorial Address r .1 oeiimur mine. itc ,u ;t- The wou a ne rost master nimseii s used in carrying the iu;.il' IcIobou to John R. Smith. pl John 2. Smith gave MrX'jfuihacl Wcod a note for atable rent during tho timo that they carried the mail. We called upon Mr. Michael Wood and he informed us that he rented his stables to Messrs. John R. Smith and Hollowell & Jones to keep John B. Smith's horses in that Messrs. Hollowell & Jones drove to Snow Hill and return, with the mail ; he says that John R. Smith also furnished the vehicle that was used for carrying the mail. Major II. L. Grant informs us, through Hillary Sears, that he has nothing to do with the Post Office, that he is a disinterested party and desires that his name should not be used in connection with it. In re ply we desire to inform the public that H. L. Grant went to Washing ton at tho instance of Jno. R. Smith, and took pains to tell 1st Assistant Post Master General Tynor that Col. Wassom, the Editor of the Star, was a negro and was not wor thy of attention. Now, what will Mr. Tynor think of Grant when he finds out, as he will before forty-eight (48) hours, that Grant went to Washington and urged the retention of an e holder that is reeking and wV 'ing in fraud and collusion against o Government that he has sworn to deal honest with and ac- law. cording t THE CELEBRATION ATKINS-TON. was the sub-contractor which is the truth, because Samuel C. Smith is a minor and is incompetent to contract with any one. Parson and Black stone, two learned law writers say : " As it is a mutual bargain or con vention, there must be at least two contracting parties, of sufficient abil to make a contract." We think that John R. Smith will not wink at these charges as he has heretofore, but will be asked to 6tep down and out for some one that is worthy of such an office. , This is the kind of an office-holder that says 41 the negroes will all steal." Remember it colored men, and put down any man who charges that you will steal because your skin is black. now stands criminal before the United States Court, for COL LUSION with his son against the Government of the United States. A pretty subject to charge the col ored people with being "thieves by inheritance. We are authorized to use the name of Mr. Benj. W. Vinson, who car ried the mail on this routo last win ter, Mr. Vinson informs us that John R. Smith offered him ten dol lars ($10) per month to carry the mail ; he says, th-1 the horses that he used, and that are now being used on the route, are John R. Smith's ; he Bays that during the sleety weather ' last December that John R. Smith told him not to go out, that he did not want his horse and buggy to be used in such hard weather ; he says that Samuel C. Smith came to him and said that " the mail must go out, sleet or no sleet," and that John R. Smith told him " not to go, that Samuel C. Smith had nothing to do with it." Mr. Vinson says that Messrs. Hol lowell & Jones carried the mail for a short time after which they turned jit over to the Po3t Master, John R. Smith, . , ,T Joes inform" us that all the ' the buggy too, that they ' ,-, "'' " ' and iilrio u.etaber of the Provincial Con gress at, Halifax, of whfoh ho was unaui- lii v,:yy (!oatC(l prC-tldirlii. H .u v'.;.i (is Uovoraor of tho State jii' 1770 and 177S, without compansation. Comptroller General in 1782 1785; also at the same time, Speaker of the Senate. In 1785 was ajrain elected Governor. In 1780 was Senator from tho county ofDobbs (now Lenoir and Greene coun ties) to the General Assembly; also, a member of the State Convention, atFay ettevillo, which assembled on the 3d Mon day in November, 1789, and ratified the federal constitution. Elected Speaker of the Senate in No vember, 1789. Elected Deputy Grand Master oi Ma sons in North Carolina, Tuesday, 11th day of December, 1787. Elected Grand Master, Tuesday, 18th day of November, 1788. Record taken by D. W. Bam, Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Masons in North Carolina, and deposited in this corner stono, August 3d, A. D. 1881. In addition to these, a copy of tho con stitution of the State; copy of the Ma sonic Code, containing tho constitution framed by Grand Master Caswell; list of ci' il offiscrs of the State; list of Masonio ofneara of the State; copies of the llaleijEh News- Observer, Kinston Journal, Golds boro Messenger, proceedings of the Grand Loike of Masons for 1880: coins; act of the General Assembly making the appropriation lor the erection ot the mon ment. THE MONUMENT. No description of this work, in which all North Carolinians feel a deep pride, is coraplo without the legend on the shaft. On the front, or first side, is the fo.How in: The people of North Carolina have erected this monument in gratetul re membrance of RioriARD Caswell, their first Governor under a free Con stilution. Called to the head of af fairs in North Caro lina m the srupglo with G rcat Britain 'or Indepcndenso.he gave himself up to tho service of his country without stint and without compensation. t Then follow, in order, tho other three sides i Born August 3rd, 1729; Died 10th of November, 1 789; An accomplished surveyor, an ablo lawyer, a skillful finanoier, a successful soldier, a profound statesman, a devoted patriot and an honest man; the an- . ""'""bills of North Carolina far forty yearri SltSft his virtue, his capacity ani his P-services. THE mire Vance's politics hut w;ocrm,',e in him a geniuj of tho f --t niegni-, tude. We will publish in cur next issue extracts from the address in order to give the readers of tho Star an idea of its worth. The ceremony of laying the corn er stone was conducted by Grand Master ?. F, Granger, of Golds-, boro, assisted by Deputy Grand Master Bloat, Senior Grand War den Southgate and Junior Grand Wardon Rountree; and other officers of the Grand Lodge. The following was deposited in the cavity prepared for $e occasion, by Grand Secrf4" D. W. Baini Richard Caswell, the 'first Go North Carolina. Born in Maryland, 3rd day of A A. D. 1729. Died in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Tuesday, 10th day of November, A. D. 1789. ' Aged 60 years, 3 months, 7 days. Moved to North Carolina in. 1746, and was employed in the Colonial Govern ment. Subsequently, was appointed deputy surveyor of the colony, and clerk of Or ange county oourt. Located in Lenoir, then Dobbs county. Served as a member of the Colonial Assembly, from Johnston county, in 1754 to 1771, and Speaker of the House of Commons in 1770 and 1771. Colonel of militia in 1771. Delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774-75-76. One of the treasurers of the State in 1775; appointed September, 1775. , In 1776 appointed Brigadier General, Deputy Surveyor of tho Colony, Member or the Colonial Assembly, Colotcl of the Colorlal Forces, Member of the Provincial Congresses, Delegate to tho Continental Congress, Pub lio Treasurer, Colonel of the Revolutionary Forces, Brig adier General, President of tho Congress that , . framed tho first State ' Constitution, four times elected Governor of North Carolina, Comptroller Gen eral, elected Delegate to the Convention to frame the Federal Consti tut ion, Member of the State Convention to ratify the Federal Constitution. Resolved, That tho thanks of this Con gress, be given to Col. Richard Cas ' we',', na.tbe officer and soldiers un Vs coatrand f.ir the very C332itis,l service by them ren dered this country at the battle of Moore's Creek.' , Journal of Provincial Corwrese at Halifax, '. . 13 April, 1776. SL rA'GE AND SWELLAGE "I tell you, sah, dis partnership bizucsa am powful resky," said the old man, as he nibbled a green onion at the Central Market. Las' month I went into partnership wid Cre3ar White in de peanut bizness. He furnished do roaster an' I bought de peanuts, an' we was to whack up on profits. Dat Caesar am a bad man, an' doan' you forgit it. If I hadn't bin on do watch fur him I'd bin cleaned out sky-high. What game dy'e 'sposo he tried Wr . -uld guess, and, finishing . his onion, the old man ''Well, sah, when we come to roas' dem peanuts dat Cn?3ar wanted me to believe dat de shwingage off sot all my sheer in de bizness, an' he ordered me to get away from dat roaster an' go home." "And you went to law ?" "No, sah ! : I.got an inspirashun 'bout dat time, an' I poured de whole bushel into a " barrel o' water. In five minits dem'peinuts had swelled all my capital back an' gin me a six sh'llin' claim on d6 roaster besides, an' do way Crc3ar gin me three dol lars to dissolve partnership an' git but beat any hoss race you eher saw I" Detroit Free Press. Legal Thesaurus, on A Dlgeited Index of Many Readings i Designed to assist the Practising Lawyer, Students, Judges of Probate, and Justices of the Peace. BY Wm. J". OlarKe, Es-Jndge of the Third Judicial District of the State of North Carolina. The next thing to knowing the law, is to be able to refer to it. P. II. Winston. , Cases are but corrollanes of first principles. Haddock's Chancery. In an English court of justice, the veriest dolt that ever stammered a sentence would be more attended to, with a ease in point, than Cicero with all his eloquence, unsupported by authorities. lb. Gustos, non conditor legum. 1881. John H. Warden, DEALER IN Cotton and Woolen Rags, Bones, Iron, Brass, Copper and Paper Mill Supplies. 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