General H.H. Heath, of New Mexico, was the next speaker. He spoke of the feeling of pride and patriotism that must thirll each heart today. He did not believe that freedom was the result only of political action, it resulted also from the expenditure o f blood, bullets, and muscle. He did not regret the war which had made them free. The war was political. On the part of the North, he believed that it was conducted for the abolition of slavery. We have reciprocal duties to perform, and one of them belong ing to the colored race was to vote for the men who secured them their liberty. [Applause.] You cannot trust your enemies, although you need not hate them. The war of the ballot box is not yet over, and that battle must be fought by you now. Sustain your principles by sustaining the men you mad you free.


Mr. George T. Downing of Rhode Island was introduced as the last speaker. He said that when he came into this city he was insulted by seeing on the cars, "Colored People Allowed in this Car." In Rhode Island and in Washington, we spit upon this, here i n Baltimore I spit upon it, and ask you to spit upon it. [Applause.] I ask you to appeal to Washington and request the removal of the Judge who dares to insult you [immense applause] by this pettifogging trick. The Democratic party will try to divide you but I tell you to stick by the Republican party. Better live by honesty than be the recipients of favors from any body. Take the lesson of this falling stand to yourselves. You are building for yourselves and must build strong. [Applause.]