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Vandevoort's Defeat

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Kansas City, Feb. 23.- The Reform Press Kditors, in session here under a cali of Secretary-Treasurer Rozelle, were late in eonvening Tuesday morning. A general feeling of satisfaetion overlthe defeat for re-election at l'his of President Paul Vandevoort ■ vailed. A committee of three, eomposed I of Grand Master Workman Sovereign, of the Knights of Labor; Congressman James Dunn of Tdaho. and Nsrtional Seeretary J. Edgerton, were appointed to draft a telegram of inquiry to be sent the Mfmphis convention. The message agreed upon urges the continuante of the policy laid down at St. 3,ouis and adds: "What will be your test of membership? Will members who joln the or ganization at Memphis be required to sever all connection and co-operation wifli free silver forces in oppositkm to the policy adopted by our national convention at St. Louis? Does your proposition to empower your offlcers to expel any member found advocating the cause ;if any other party mean that any member is to be expelled for advocating cooperation of the free silver forces? "In conclusión, we desire to repeat Ihat we desire unity: we desire to join with you so that there might not be two warring organizations, hut it must be en a basis alike honorable to the Populist editors of all sections: on a basis of loyalty to all the principies of the People's party national organization. Please answer." While the meeting awaited a reply frorr. Memphis the editors took up the time in a discussion of general topics.


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