Atlanta Constitution clipping

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How Negroes Are Progressing Under Democratic Rule.

JACKSON, Miss., October 29. The colored state fair continues to excite great interest. Yesterday the leading colored schools of the state made an extensive exhibit of school work. A beautiful gold badge, offered to the best declamation, was awarded to a pupil from the Natchez seminary. Judges Cooper and Arnold, of the supreme court, and ex-Senator Bruce, were the committee who distributed the prizes. The pupils of Jackson college, the best of the flourishing schools of the American Baptist Home Mission association, furnished the music. The attendance today was immense. Colored societies and various kinds of organizations came in on special trains from all parts of the state. The principal event of the day was an address by John R. Lynch, which was replete with sound advice to the colored people. The display of live stock was creditable, and suitable premiums were awarded. A prize of $250, offered by B. K. Bruce for the best bale of cotton raised by a colored farmer, was awarded to Tenant Weatherly, of Holmes county. Tonight there was a grand exhibition of fireworks. The fair is a complete success. The management say that another fair will be held next year. The white people have not only contributed premiums, but are otherwise manifesting deep interest in the success of the fair.




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