a to 7 to a •""><» of NEGRO DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE. Will Support the Chicago Platform and Nominees. CHICAGO, Aug. 11.—The biennial convention of the Negro National Democratic League began to-day, represen; tatives of eleven States being present \ and more expected to-morrow. J. C. H. j Taylor, Recorder of Deeds of the Dis- I triet of Columbia, sent in his resignation as T*resident of the league, saying that he received a letter from A. E. Manning of Indianapolis intimating that the league would declare for Bryan and free coinage, while Recorder Taylor, an appointee of President Cleveland, had written to Mr. Manning hoping the league would stand by "that noble Roman, Grover Cleveland." Mr. Manning was chosen temporary' ; Chairman and H. Clark of Illinois temporary Secretary. Among the promi; nent delegates present are J. Milton I Turner, ex-Minister to Liberia: C. A. P.ideout, Seattle: Charles F. Olmstead, Wi st Virginia; Charles C. Curtis,Washington. After the temporary organization and appointment of committees the convention adjourned until to-morrow to give the committees time to prepare their reports. Contests from Arkansas and Illinois were amicably settled. The Committee on Permanent Organization met at the Keystone Hotel tonight, and at a late hour were still in session, with the prospect of sitting after midnight. Mr. Manning will be recommended for President of the i league, in recognition of his services lin the original organization. The important part of the resolutions j will be a reiteration of the Chicago platform, and an urgent appeal to the colored race, irrespective of party affiliations, to vote and work for the free coinage of silver. President Cleveland will not be mentioned. Of the forty-seven delegates who attended the first day's session only one, C. C. Curtis of lowa, is a gold standard Cleveland man, and he has a Federal appointment at Washington as messenger.