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For the Progress
—By A. D. Moore.—
(Inspired by the change loom
the gloom and rain of Friday to
the gladsome sunehine of Satur
day, Mr. A* D. Moore, the talent
ed elocutionist and writer who
lectured Tuesday night on the
*‘Tbree Races,'’ responded to the
mandate of the muse, and gives
the Progress readers the follow
1 O, beams of gladsome light,
That make the world so bright,
And fill our hearts with cheer;
Bispellers sweet of gloom,
Becalling joy and bloom
To this e’er changing sphere.
•2 From out our darkened wajs,
We welcome aye the rays
Thatjoy and gladness bring;
Fond Hope revives toli e.
From out the gloom and strife,
Rejoicing with the spring.
3 Sunshine is Love’s fair dream,
And Bliss plays on each beam
To Waim these hearts oi ours;
The clouds are banished quite
Before the vesnal light
That wakes the sleeping flowers.
4 The winter’s slush and cold
Are forced to loose their hold
On terra firma’s'throat;
And grfcss and flowerB and birds.
All, in ten thousand words,
Obant gladness’ varied note.
6 The world. a}l dullahd sad,
The sunshine fcitscrghHfr""—
And to it joy has given;
The skieei are soft and blue,
The sunshine’s passing through,
Bevealing love and heaven.
Senator Lamar On Negro Education.
No man who ever represented
Mississippi in tbe highest coun
cils of the nation more correctly
interpreted her truest thought or
all great issuee than did L. Q. C
Lamar. And no man among ue
ever had a more enthusiastic and
loyal following. His gretit deliv
erances became the accepted t tc
trines of his people. A profcui d
political philosopher, who ne-v r
contented himself with a dih e
surface view of any subject, and
who had unconcealed contempt
for partison harangue, he gave tr
every question which concerned
the welfare o! the state and na
tion, the sincerest and most patri>
•otic consideration.
When -a measure was pending
In the senate proposing national
aid to education, Mississippi’*
great senator gave expression t<
matured views that commanded
the applause of the entire state .
A few sentences from that
great speech may now be repro
duced with profit. Northern sen
Ators had int mated a lack of con
fidence in the state educational
Authorities to distribute the fund
equitably and suggested amend
ments to the bill. Senator La
mar said:
‘•I say with entire confidtnc
that this is not\deserved; that
senators are mistaken as to tin
state of feeling in tbe south wit!
reference to tbe edueatiou of the
negro. The people of the south
dud that the must precious inter
eats of their society and civiliza
tion are bonnd up in the question
of his education, of bis elevation
out of his present state of h&rbar
2am. I shall enter into no argu
| >
l #•
meet upon that stbject.
‘ The problem of race in a large
part is the problem of illiteracy.
Most b£ the evils, most of the
difficulties which have grown up
out ot that problem, have arisen
from a condition of ignorance,
prejudice and superstition. Re
move these and the simpler ele
ment of the question will come in
to play with a more enlightened
understanding and a more toler
ant disposition. I will go with
those who will go farthest in this
—Clarion Ledger.
State Candidates.
The following is a complete
list of the announced candidates
for state offices.
For governor— A. F. Fox of Clay;
J. K. Vardaman, of LeFlore; F. A
Critz. of Clay; J. T. Harrison, of
Lowndes; E. F. Noel, of Holmes;
Wiley N. Nash, of Oktibbeha.
For secretary of state— J. W.
Power, of Hinds; F. M. Runnels,
of Lauderdale; Q. C. Eckford, of
* or auditor — T. M. Henry, of
Hinds; T. R. Maxwell, of DeSoto.
For treasurer —A. S. Kyle, ol
Pauola; W. J, Miller, of Panola;
J. M. Sharpp, who has been men*
honed in connection with this of
fice, has not yet announced.
For attorney - general — Wm.
Williams, of Simpson.
For insurance commissioner_
W. % of Yalobusha. ~ -
For land commissioner— E. H.
Najl, of Hinds.
For State superintendent of ed
ucation — H. L. Whitfield, ol
For state revenue agent—Wilt
Adams, of Hinds.' N
For lieutenant governor — W.
G. Kiger, of Warren.
For clerk supreme court—E. W.
Rrowr, of Copiah; Geo. C, Mej
jrs. ol Marshall.
For railroad commissioner,
Northern district— J. 0. Kincam
non, cl Let; W. G. Stovall, oi
Chickasaw; J, T. Senter, of
riM lainoap commissioner,
•Souths n district — J- H. McQe
iee, of FrankliD; S. D. McNair, of
leffVrson, M, M. Evans, of Cov
ngtoD; F. M. Shepherd, of Wayne
Several other gentlemen have
been mentioned in connection
with this office, who have not yet
nnounccd, among the number
being the following: R B. May,
>f Pike; C. A. Gordon, of Clai
borne; P. E. Williamson, of Pearl
For railroad commissioner, Mid
die district — J. D. Melnnis, of
Lauierdalt; S. R. Dunn, of Wash
ingtor; Several others have been
Origin Of The “Whiae Trash.”
A negro miuister delivered a lu
ueral discourse, in which he gave
an account ef the origin oftte
white folks.
“My brethren, when Adam and
Eae was lust au.de, th:y was bole
niggMs. But de good Lord put
d m iu de garden where he had
his sun.iuer apples, an tole ‘em
■you m y eat dem summer apples
as much as you want^but you jes
let dem Fowler apples he— I dun
Bave dem for myself. Dese like
sheep meat, too good fsr niggas.’
Den de good Lord went off to
look after de business ob de
whole earth, seeking whom he
might save. But he no sooner
turn his back dan, jes like two
fool niggahs, Adam an Ebe steal
all de howler apples. She taste
de fust one, snack her lubly thick
lips, an ’quired Adam, ‘tows dat
fur higi.?’ Adam say it was all
O. K , an den dcy went for dem
Fowler apples like de hething Chi
nee. Bimebi, de Lord come back
and de fust ting he said was ‘Ad
am! Adam! where them Fowler ap
pies? Den Adam got skeered an
skid: ‘I don’t know, good Lord,
but I spec Ebe got ’em-’ Den de
Lord went to Ebe an said, ‘Ebe,
you got dem Fowler apples?’
Den Ebe got skeered an said:
Dunno, good Lord, but I kinder
spect dat fool niggah done eat
’em.’ Den de Lord stamped back
to whar Adam was’a standin shiv
rin like a sheep.killin dog. an he
made de groun fairly shake as He
say: ‘Adam! Adam! you grand
old thief, what lur you steal dem
Fowler apples?’ Adam he got so
skeered he turned white as a sheet
an my belubbed bredren be neb
ber turned black any more, an dat
accounts for de poor white trash
we see gym aioundhere so grand,
votic. Let us look to de Lord an
be dismissed.’’ — Ex.
Itoa F. A. C.itz writes a lettnr, and Hon.
A. F. Fox replies. &
West Point, Miss., Feb. 21, 1903.
To My Fellow Citizens of the
State of Mississippi:
“Hon. A. F. Fox of this placf,
having announced himself as a
erndidate for Governor at this
late day, I deem it but justice to
myself to submit to you a state
ment for your consideration and
judgement, and I am willing to
trust to .vour fairness for a just
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verdict on the issues iuvalved.
“In the early part of 1896' Mr.
Fox and myself were both avow
ed candidates for the position ir
Congress made vacant by the|
promotion of Hon, H. D. Money
bo the Senate. Mr. Fox came in
to my office to«o adjust the mat
ter that we might not be candida
tes against each other. After
some conversation I ask£d him
what method of adjustment he sug
gested. and he answered
that he would leave! it
to me to say. Thereupon I teld
him, since he was generous e
nough to leave to me to say how
it should be adjusted, I would
withdraw in his frvor. And, pur
suant to this agreement. I pub
lished a card withdrawing in his
favor. Some time afterwards,
when I was in the Legislature at
Jackson, T received a letter from
Mr. Fox stating that my friends
in a number of the counties were
still witholding their support
from him with the expectation
that I was or would be a candi
date. and in this lettpr from Mr.
Fox be requested me to write to
my friends notifying them that I
was not in the race. And pursu
ant to this request from him I
published the following addition
al letter: § § §§
-In the face of these facts, I
submit it to you, the people, to
decide whether Mr. Fox’s con
duct, in thus entering this race af
ter I have been in the canvass for
several months, is generous or
fair. “Mr. Fox states that ‘re
cently, however, there has been
such a general demand from eve
ry section of the State for my
candidacy as to me amounts to a
Command, which I have no right
to disregard.’ I would like to
usk' you, each individual voter,
'f you joined in this demand or
were in any way consulted about
Mr. Fox’s candidacy. If there
has been ony such demand from
West Point or Olay county I have
never heard of it. Mr. Fox in
his announcement seems to thjnk
that the public gaod demands his
services, to which I would reply
that this is-a matter about vhich
a uoan is very eosily deceived. As
to whether oi not there is such a
general demand for the service*
of Mr. Fox, , nd us to whether or
uot the sublic g rod demands his
services at this time, I desire to
leave to the verdict of the people
dttbe ballot box in the coming
‘•I have an abiding faith in the
justice of the people, and believe
hey will demand fair play of
those who seek position at their
“Thanking my friends all over
the State for their cordial and loy
rl support, and assurances of cm
tinued supper*. T am very respect*
— Frank A. Critz.
To which Mr. Fox gives out
the following:
Washington, D. 0 , Feb. 21, 1903
To My Fellow Citizens ot the
State of Miseissippi:
I confess my astonishment at
the attack upon me and my motiv
es in entering the race for the
governorship in the card of Hon.
F. A. Critz published under date
af Feb. 17.
My determination to become a
candidate was induced by no feel
ng of hostility to Judge Critz,
pergonal or otherwise. On the
contrary my reluctance in enter*
ing the race was partly due to
the tact that he wag again asking
for the nomination.
If I announced “several months
after he had been in the canvass ”
this was to my disadvantage,
and neither “ungenerous or un
fair’’ to anybody.
As to my support in West
Point and Olay county, 1 am per*
fectly satisfied with it and if the
judge thinks I have none, he
ought also to be satisfied,
ff tha 11n •» i i fr> n erary part
of the state for my candidacy
was so general that I felt compel
led against my own inclination,
and from a sense of duty and obli
Ration as a citizen to yield to it,
I submit that I should not be es*
topped from doing my duty by
the second candidacy of Judge
Critz which be can make perpetu
The interests of the state are
somewhat paramount to any inter
ests or aspirations of any one
man, and far above our obliga*
tion to any citizen.
i ain under no obligation to
J udge Oritz. He never consulted
me about his candidacy, and it
was never in the remotest degree
referred to in any conversation
between us< Four years ago I
gave him my earnest support for
the governorship and if I kept
books I would say the obligation
was on the other side,
v^o far as l am concerned, I in
tend to conduct my canvaM as
free from personal controversies
as possible for I know the public
takes little interest in them.
I entered the race from a sense
of duty and I intend to do my du*
ty as God has given me to see it
without any unkind feeling to any
one .1 shall not be deterred from
doing my duty by any misrepre*
sentation, abuse or calumny.
Judge Oritz is mistaken in his
statement that he published two
cards in withdrawing from the
race for congress. He published
only one, and that was dated Feb#
ruary 20, after he had agreed to
withdraw, the first week in Jana
it. Very respectfully,
—A. F. Fox.
’’Thelove of a father for hie
daughter is, I think, the very pur
pst love that earth can know the
love that comes the nearest to
wLat we all imagine the divine
ove to be. The love of a husband
for his wife when it endures the
atorm and stress which mark the
period of mutual adaption, is won
deifully beautiful; yet it had its
birth in passion and the memories
of its early years remain to keep
it very human. The love th*t is
given to a father or a mother is
strong and deep and lasting;' yet
it lacks the exaltation and sup
reme emotion which are necesary
to tbe love that has no flaw.
The love of a father for his son 'is
intense and overmastering; yet
there is a touch of personal pride
of almost conscious egotism, in it
which renders it not wholly sel*
fish and serene. But the love of a
father for the girl child who has
been born to him is more than'any
other love on earth, in its parity
its unalterable constancy its pow
er of self-sacrifice its profounb del
ight and its infinite tenderness*’’-—•
H, T, Peck
in the February Cosmopolitan

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