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Nbwïobk. Deo. 16.- Over 1,2(H) delepatoa from the varions otates and Territorios aseembed n Chickering Hall yesterday inorning to attend ü ürst National Hepublican Ciub conveniion. Joseph Poll, chairman oí the Committee on Oranization, oalled the oonvention to order, and Bev. Dr. McVnhur offered prayer. James P. Foster, president of the Bepnblican Clnb of New York, waa inirotiuoed and welcoined the deleg-atoa In his address Mr. FoBter said: 11 We have by common consent agreed to that lust and only true ru'.e Tbat this convention shall not nume, rocommend or nomínate any candidate for office;' but we shall organiïe. We propose an organization whereby the teachings of a tarlft to protect the Industries oí the land niay be read:ly and quickly d ssemjnated in plain language to be understood by wage-earners and wage-payera ; a tariff high enough to reduoe the turplua and to give employment to our eitizens at home: to insnre a marbet for our goode, and a living to the workmen better than the pauper labor of Europe has ever kuown. We propose an organuat on that shall disconntenanoe and put to shame those personal attacks npoo candidatos, whereby the private character and home-life are basely assailed and a public scandal for politioa) ends unjustly created. We propose an organization that shall say to the saloon : Be ye removed from politios lapplause]- you who ereate paapera and ïnaanlty and crimináis shall no lonfrer wield tho power of Government in this land.' This then is the mission of this convention." Hon. Daniel J. Riui, of Ohlo, waa elected temporary chairman, and opon taking the chair, said: "We are here to day to reorganiao the clnbs of the country into a permanent organization. We are here to boom the Bepublican party and ootanyonein it. We aro here on a most important business ocoasion. Believing we mnst get down to business al once, I shall now ask your pleasure." A number of secretarios were then tíhosen, and a yiee-preaident for each Btate seleoted. In the evening a public meeting was held a Cooper Union, Hon. John R Lynch (colored), of Mississippl, beinfr the principal speaker. Hi remarfeg, in brief, were as follows: He said he was there to speak on the snppresfllon of the colored vote in the South. In nis part of the country they bel eved that tra here there were Republicana whn believed that speaking of the snppression of the RepnbUcn vote in the 3outh is wavjng the bloody BAin. Bot no would explaln what the suppression meant. Jefferson Davis is a former constituent of bis. He lived in the district whieh be (Mr. Lyaeb) represented in Congress. He thought he would et.ilt represent that dlatr.ot if a fair vote eould be had. "By form of law," he continued, " Cleveland ia President, but morally he has no more risht there than he has to the throne of Great Briv■In. Mr Cleveland coala no more get the Totes of Mi3siss;ppi, Louisiana and South Carolina than he oould those of Pennsylvania, Vermont and Ohio. Tíiere are over 20,000 more colored men than white Ín Mississippi. Not leas than onethird of the whites vote the Bepnblican ticket, and do more than one-tenth of the blaokB voto the Democratie ticket; yet the State ís always safely and surely Demooratic, They go through theformsof election down there, but as soon as the Democratie couventions ore over the polls are closed. Sometimos there is a diffloalty in (rotting Democrats to falsify the returus. That was the oase whea the speaker waa eleeted in 1880. Whea the Democrats down there get frustrated in thla way they sometimes resort to violence.Until the people oí the South get their eyes opened these things will continue in the South. A change of sentiment must take plaoe ia the North. Tbe South is at present biding lts time, whioh Is no: far off. The speaker accused President Cieveland of violating his civil-service professions in bis appointinents in the South. New Tokk, Deo. 17.- There were 1,353 delegates present at the convention of Bepnblican ciaba in Ohickering Hall yesterday and 330 clubs were represented. A rosolation was offered denouncin? the appointment of L. Q. O. Lámar as a JuB'.ice of1 the Suprenie Court. The Corainitfcee on Permanent Organization presdiited a list of offioers of the convention, with Senator William M. Evarts, of New York, for president, nnj the report was adopted, Kt Evarts, on tak, dj; the chair, thanked the convcntion for the honor, said the work of the convention would not in terfere with any of the estabilshed organizations of the purty, and said the people would know that the formation of the' leapue of clubs would inaure an eqnal andj honestBuffrage, for such is the foundation of the orjjanization. He thonjrht the Demócrata might try to expíalo away the Presl-1 dente message, and said : "But we mast hola kim to it. We have the right to that message. The laborlng elass who I red that message wíl! see throuRh the phrases tn whioh it is dtsguised his real position toward them. Some people think that the Bepnbllcan Senate will prevent the President from dolng wrong. A mee way that, for people to eleot a President, beüeviag that the opposlte partj will keep him straight." The Oommittee on Kesolutions then re-, ported a platform, a synopsis of which is as Collows: Aftor oitiiig tho R.;publlciui party's war record nd talarse paymentof the debt, It aoouses the Uemocrat o desiring to repndlate just oblteations by introdneing false paper promises as money. The vast growth of the country is ascrlbd to Kepnblican rule, and Cirll-Service reform is eulogized as a sample of uoselflsh work done by a party of pure instinct whloh, if ïetnrnod to power, would continue lts work of combating th remaing relios of barbarism- polygamy, ignoranee and intemperaooe. In referenoe to the President's message It declares that the delegates were astounded by mesaage abanfloning all the precedente of the President's Demoeratlo predecessors. The President had desoended from the dignlty of hla high office so far as to oonvert his oonstitutional duty into a partisan speech for the overttarow of a poliey recommended by the founders of the Government. The platform givos the history of the protective tarift, and ascribes the growth or the country to its oenencent effocts. In conseqaence of these benefit the Bopublicm party refusoê to abandon tho proteotlve poltcy, oa to do so would ruin Amertoan industries and throw laborers out of work for the benefit of the British. The President'i message Is further desoribed as an invitation to tbeAmerioan people to support the laborers and manufacturera of Europe lastead of their owu. The Republican party would render America independent of Europe. As to tbe surplus, tho Republicana keptit down when In power by roduoing taxatiou. The Demócrata had shown themselves unable to do so, butnow proposed to reduoe it by making us the commercial slaves of Eiurope. The platform oondemns the DemocraU for refusingto adm.tnew Territories and for refuslng to pass eduoatlon billg. It deraands a free ballot and an honest eount and an effloiont navy. It oharges tbe Demooratlo Administration with culpable weakness in protecting the rights of American merchant vessels in foreign ports. It also accuses the Administration of prostituting the civil service to partisan purposes, with tramplmg on the soliltors and with roopenlng trife by propoaing to restore the battle flags. Upon thu history and these dcclarations the Ilepubllcan party conüdeDtly summons to lts atd not only the patriotiMn of the country bui It labor, lts Industry, lts commerce and lts' (tatnumanshtp. The report was ananlmooly adoptad. A mass-inoetin;r was held last night at Chiokering Hall, at which Colonel Joun Atkinson, of Micliig-an, presided. Hoa Galunha A. Grov, of Pennsylyania, discussed the tariff Issue, and Hon. Boewell G. Horr, of Mlchian, talkod on temperanoo. Oüier speaker9 followed with addresses on tho work tho Natlonul Leafrue had before it New Yoek, Dec 19.- The conyentiou of Kepublioan clnbs oompleted its labora Saturday and adjourned. James P. Foster, president of the New York Repubüoan Club, was elected president of the newly-oreated National Lagne, and vice-presidents wera chosen from each State and Territory. An Executive (.V)inmittee waa also choeen, and it was decided to hold anothcr conyention in Jlarch, with geven delegates frora eaoh Btate.


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