W. H. Goodall Challenges Taylor

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THREATEN NEGRO TICKET. ONE KAT BE BBOT7GHT OUT TO OFFOSS TATLOB, Young Men's Colored Bepublican Club ' Indorses Candidacy of Judge Clifton J. Fratt. . The Toung Men's Colored Republican Club, had an enthusiastic and largely attended meeting at 1018 "West Walnut street last night. Attorney T. R. Hammonds presided. .The meeting was called for the purpose of ascertaining the sentiment of- the.' members on the gubernatorial - nomination and State ticket to be made at Lexington July 12. The feeling-was very much divided between tbe friends of Stone and Pratt, but the body was unanimously oppesed to the nomination of Taylor. Some ot the members declared that should the convention nominate Taylor, they would openly espouse the cause of Senator Goebel. W. H. Goodall 'offered the following resolutions, which were seconded by Prof. J. S. Hopson: Whereas, The present local organisation of the Republican party has, by methods and means of fore and fraud, sought to stifle the voice-of tbe people and to cram down their throats, over the protests and remonstrances of a majority of loyal Republican, a man for whom tbe ,mq colored voters of this State, are not willing to stultify themselves to please; therefore, - Be It resolved. That the Young Men's Republican dub, in meeting; assembled, do hereby pronounce and denounce the Alf Davis underground convention as too fraudulent n character and too subversive of Republican principles to have any binding force or political obligation upon any honest voter in this State. Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to use every exertion to thwart and punish this high-handed brigandage in politics; to prevent this triumph of rascality, and to throw- the shield tf our votes between the people of our State and this peck of Federal wolves, who are seeking their prey and howling with anticipated delight. Be It further resolved. That we hereby give notice and warning to the manipulators of this machine that we are ready and willing to make any eacriflc upon the altar of honesty and fair play, but that if the machine will nominate Taylor In spite of the lesson taught in the Evans-Turner race, and seek to throttle free speech and to suppress an expression of tbe public desire, that we will bring out a whole negro ticket and let the devil take the hindmost. Further, resolved. That we Indorse the candidacy of the, Hon. Ciifton J. Pratt, for the sake of his record as a true Republican, for his eminent abilities, for his honorable military career, for his love of his fellow, man and. last of alt, for tbe sake of harmony and victory. -t In a speech following the adoption ot thee resolutions. Prof. Goodall charged that Mr. Taylor had said It was a disgrace to send a negro to a naUonal convention. ,

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 09 Jul 1899, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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