Buffalo Enquirer, August 22, 1893

Buffalo Enquirer, August 22, 1893

CONFERENCE OF NEGRO DEMOCRATS.

Members of the National Democratic League Held a Harmonious Meeting in Washington.

TO FORM STATE LEAGUES.

Confidence in President Cleveland Expressed – A Speech in Favor of Free Coinage.

MANY STATES REPRESENTED.

Washington, Aug. 22 – The first general conference of negro Democrats held in this city yesterday was characterized by great harmony.

The quarters in Pierce Street were somewhat contracted, but about 50 prominent negroes assembled and considering difficulties they held a great meeting.

The object of the conference was to take steps towards extending the Negro National Democratic League by organizing State leagues subordinate to the Central body.

C. H. J. Taylor of Kansas, who is president of the League, presided over the conference.

Among other matters the conference considered the silver question and James A. Ross of Iowa, editor of the National Freeman, made a speech in favor of free silver.

The chair made the following appointments of chairmen and secretaries of the proposed sub-organizations in various States:

Kentucky – J. Allen Ross, chairman; G. W. Tanner, secretary.

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