Business: Silver Coinage

The question of the gold standard is more than merely an abstract topic for economists to debate. It vitally concerns the western silvermine owners, who have been far from backward in the past in "protecting their interests" in Washington. In 1896 many silver miners supported Bryan, not because they really feared mankind was being crucified on a cross of gold, but because his doctrines meant increased sales of the white metal.

Just now the market for silver in European countries is distinctly good. Europe is weary of everlasting paper bills of doubtful value, but...

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