The Alabama Enquirer
The Alabama Enquirer
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Description: Supt. Harris' Lecture

Date: December 18 1890

Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 8

“Relation of the State and Federal
Government to the Moral Law.”
Hon. John G. Harris, the new Superintendent of Education for the State, delivered a magnificent address at the First Baptist Church on Tuesday night. His subject was the “relation of the State and Federal governments to the Moral Law,” and for three quarters of an hour he elicited the closest attention of his audience, and each one pronounced the address in every way worthy of the man, his office, and the occasion.
He discussed the subject of education from its rise in the family, through the primitive attempts of pedagogues in old field schools on through the well-equipped graduates, academies, colleges and universities, dwelling, of course, upon that great boon for the masses, the public school.
He proved conclusively that this is a God fearing nation with “In God we Trust,” for its motto, and no atheist, agnostic, profane or unimmoral man is eligible to the position of teacher. His arguments on this topic were unanswerable.
The State Superintendent is required to visit each county in the State during the year, to hold institutes, make addresses, and look after the general interest of education. His address may be regarded a statement of his views, and of the principles that will govern him in the discharge of his duties.
While the audience was not large, it was select, but all who were not there missed a great treat. Maj. Harris showed clearly that he is the right man in the right place.—Montgomery Advertiser.

Submitted: 12/23/18

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