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Opposed To Fusion

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St. Louis, Nov. 23. - The national organization committee of the Populist party, representing the middle-of-thetaders, who opposed fusión with the Demócrata at the last presidential election, met here. The meeting was called by Chairman Milton Park on Nov. 17 and twenty-nine states are here repreeented. Amoiï those present are General Jacob Coxey of Massillon, O.; Chairman Park of Dallas, Tex. ; Secretary W. S. Morgan of Arkansas; Dr. Braddon B. Grovve of Alabama, treasurer; Horton Barker of Philadelphia, ditor of The American; William L. Phillips, of Georgia; J. H. Farris, of Joliet, Hls.; Abe Steinberger, of Kansas; H. M. Watsinger, of Indiana, and A. L. Harbinson, editor of The New Era, Vincennes, Ind. Chairman Parks said that the purgóse of the meeting was to determine their future course. "We are opposed to fusión with anybody or anything," he continued, "and we want a straight fight, if we can get it. "The mission of the national organizat}on committeee appointed at the Memphls meeting of the National Reform Press association last winter is not to upercede the People's party national committee, but to assist it. I recently wrote Chairman Marión Butler tendering what assistanee we could. He reeeived the letter but lias not replied. We are still willing to co-operate with Mr. Butler, if he desires it. If he does not our course will soon be determined."


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