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eyTTTTai - iwag - - It it to a - je - rEvP A ittiu iti1 nusn ivi CONTENTION or r at on a - In a for are - a Although sot believe but the ar The - go of returned hi the i was had Pistols Drawn and the Uvea or Delegatee and Spectators In DangerTwo DangerTwo Opposing Factions - iKouSArous July 25 Tbe Colorei Democratic National Conference oosvtncd la the roomt of the Hendricks Club la this city this morning Blxty - four delegates delegates were pretest J Milton Turner called the conference to order and pro ceedidto explain that ths call for a conference conference had been issued became he believed believed it wu time tor the negro voters to assert their understanding at leut of the primary principle of American sovereignty sovereignty The election ot Cleveland to the Presidency ha ssld hid brought political emancipation which wu hit by no one more than the negroes and they had the honesty and courage to meet Grover Clevelands administration half way He introduced Cnarle S Skei - ton ot Evsntvllle Ind - u temporary chairman Shelton wu chosen by the anti - Turner Democrat at a stormy caucus held lut night In the course of his speech he mentioned thst It wu through tbe aid of Democratlo lOldieri that be had escaped into Ohio wnlie a slave He believed believed the coolereoeo would eventually be the meant of settling the negro problem problem and it wu tbe purpose et the delegates delegates to break what the Kopabllcani call the aolld South Noah Plummerol Massa chusetts wu made temporary iteretary A resolution indorsing Cleveland and Thnrmas was adonted bv a unanimous viva - voce vote The balance ot the morning morning Mttion wst occupied in a noisy and saatea wrangle ever tne iscmauon sis Committee on Permanent Organisation Tbe afternoon session wu far - more stormy than the morning one and wu given up to discussion of the report of the Committee on Permanent Organisation Tbe majority report recommended Professor Professor Peter H Clark of Ohio for permanent chairman and Thomu Fortune oi eiew York for permanent secretary The minority minority report named J Milton Turner for permanent chairman C H J Taylor of Kansas City ei - Mlnltter to Liberia ttrongly urged the election ot Clark de claring ana nw convene w sar jsouvKia - ey should not be put in charge of the ship Hensriewnua rroissur Lisra aa uia noblest negro Roman ot them all Great eoninsioa agaia pravaueo turner sueur obtained the floor and reply ni to Taylor called him a national buffoon which threw the conference into a itatt of grsat excitement Half a dozen other tpoke late In the afternoon The previous question wu moved aid after many abortive efforts the chairman that off the debate snd ordered ordered the secretary to call toe roll by States eo the motion to substitute - the - minorityfor the majority report - While the delegates were rising to announce their votes the greatest confusion prevailed prevailed Turner declined to vote and aki that hie name t nailed it wu nearly 0 oclock when Secretary Flammef an avowed Turner partisan annoonced that the vote stood a tie 32 lor Clark aad 32 for Turner Thle announcement wu tbe algnal for an uprising that for a few momenta momenta bid fair to overwhelm and trample tn the dust the halt dosen reporter at tae prttt table Including a colored lady reporter reporter for the Detroit Jtoiadeairr There wu a wild rush toward Plummir and crie of Fraud thief and Youre a liar were roared from alt sides of the halt The friends of Clark gathered around Plammer and the Torner Torner men shook their fists angrily at Plum mer denouncing him la vehement and prolaue term Finely W T Scott the Cairo editor who wu conspicuously endeavoring to protect and defend Plum mer wu truck into face by tome one bcott drew a revolver from bis pocket and selected Mall Agent Ogllvto of Columbus O u bis victim Matters were new at a white beat The local spectators both white and black gt tht light Ot tht plttola n - ade a mad rub for tn door and tumbled pellmell down ttalra In the mean time Ogiivl end ball a dozen etnerj had drawn their firearme and bloodlbed leemed Imminent when a colored pollee officer rushed in end with usitt - ance shoved the struggling combatant into the directors room In the rear when tbey ineffectually tried to snoot en another another Scot snd Ogilvi were pieced un - acr srrett cut in omccr wu prevauea upon to rtleue them Many delegates iso sea annsg in irecs tnurman Btsiton nnaitr securea oraer sndauBounced that he knew Secretary Plummers figures to be Incorrect Tbe true vote wu 32 for Clark and 30 for Turner and hi thersfore declared Peter H Clark of Ohio permanent prstldlng officer ol the coafirince which then adjourned adjourned amldit cost uilos until 10 oclock to - morrow morning It Is thought that Turner and hi followers will refui to enter enter the conference to - morrow and will form an organization et their own A largely attended man muting wu held In the - basement of the - Courthouse to - night Addressee were made by relet H Clark J Gordon Etratt of BcllOD ti - Minister Taylor T T Fortune aad othtrt To - morrows session 1 looked forwsrd to with considerable Interest At a late hour it It ascertained that Msii Agent Ogilvi hu left the city to - escape arrest He slruek a man named Stock seversl heavy blowi about the bead asda warrant wu Ittued for him to - night r - c rf -

Clipped from San Francisco Chronicle26 Jul 1888, ThuPage 1

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California)26 Jul 1888, ThuPage 1
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