Several days before the Republican Convention in Cleveland, the Republican National Committee assembled there to decide contests between delegations. As usual, the chief contests concerned the delegations from the South where Negroes have a prominent part in the organization. And the Negro question was very significant— for Negroes have been migrating northward, and to offend them might lose the Republican Party large blocs of votes in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York. In the first contest a delegation of two was accredited from the District of Columbia, one of...

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