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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

The general subjects treated in this volume run in alphabetical
order under bold captions, related subjects being indexed under
the general headings in smaller type. Considerable matter relating
to coinage which does not appear under its appropriate caption
should be looked for under “Free Coinage,” “Silver,” and “Gold and
Silver."

Page.

Acts. Important, relating to coinage

61

Advalorem vs. specific duties

3

America's commanding position

3

Annexation. See under “Hawaii”

184

Appropriations

9

Fifty-fifth Congress

9

Fifty-first to Fifty-fourth Congresses

9

To meet expenses incident to the war

7
For the Navy since 1882

237

Banks. National-bank currency

10

Authorizing acts

10

Profits on circulation

11

Profits on capital invested

11

National bank circulation

Condition of the national banks 1897-98

12

Items of national-bank statements

11

Bank checks and bank notes

15

Clearances since 1892

15

Clearances 1898

16

Savings banks and deposits

18

Bank's part in farming

18

Importance of branch banks

19

Government and banks

19

Redemption of notes

20

Exports of gold 1879-97

20

Barley

20

Blaine. On free coinage

20

On cheap money

40

Bland-Allison act, text of

Bland bill fixed the gold clause

18+

Bonds. History of their issues and amounts

22

Issue of 1898 to defray war expenses

29

Refunding

25

Issues under the Cleveland Administration

27

Republican economy demonstrated

28

Greenbacks or bonds?

31

Hon. Amos J. Cummings on

35

Popular loan and the Government

35

Tammany for gold bonds

33

Page.

Congress. Appropriations of the Fifty-fifth

7

Important measures of the Fifty-fifth

170

Action of, on war with Spain

343, 344, 347, 349, 351, 352, 355

On Monroe doctrine

236

Pensions in Fifty-fifth

244

Populists in

288

Action on Teller resolution

Cotton, 1897 ...

76

Industry, growth of Southern

76

Crittenden, consul-general, on Mexican conditions

216

Cuba

77

Our trade with, 1887-1897

77

Cummings, Hon. Amos J., on bond issue

35

Currency

78

Double standard

79

Metallic and paper circulation, 1898

79

Per capita wealth

8?
Of national banks

10
Paper, outstanding

42

Currency reform

81

Indianapolis convention

81

President McKinley's message on

87

Commercial expansion

87

Davis, Jeff. Was he a tool of Wall Street?

90

Debt of the United States

91

Deficiency

94

Democratic party

94

Position on silver in 1876

95

Cleveland's do-nothing policy and its results

97

Silver question in platforms 1894-95

267
National platform 1896

271
Op tion to war measures

387

Dingley bill

99

Legislative history of

99

Revenues under, compared with Wilson act

101

War-revenue act

79

Double standard

79

Duties, ad valorem vs. specific

3

Election returns, 1896, 1897, 1898

108

Oregon election of June 6, 1898

147

Statistics of illiteracy, etc., of the gold and silver States.

150

Exports and Imports. Increase of our trade for 1898.

155

Tables of imports, 1896-98

159

Exports of breadstuffs twelve months

159

Export of cotton, 1897-98

160

Export of cattle and hogs

160

Export of provisions, twelve months

160

Export of domestic products, 1895-98

160

Total exports, twelve months

161

Export of mechanical inventions

161

Export under Republican and Democratic Administrations

161

Domestic exports, calendar years 1896-97

162

Export of farm products and implements

164

Imports, agricultural, etc

165

Export of gold from 1879 to 1898

227

With Puerto Rico

295

Page.

Failures in the United States, 1897

166

Farm Products and Prices

167, 297

Value of farm animals, 1889-1897

168

Farmer and Finance

168

Bank's part in farming

18

Fifty-fifth Congress. Important measures

170

Extra session of

173

Action on pensions

244

Action on war with Spain

343, 341, 347, 349, 351, 352, 355

Finance and Commerce, 1873 and 1897

173

Fleets of the world

238

Free coinage. Effect on savings deposits, etc

65

Blaine on

20

Senator Mills, of Texas, on

69

Mine owners could demand gold for bullion

175

Silver lobby in Washington

177

Gold. Exports, 1879-97

20
Redemption of notes in

20
Coinage of

59
Value of legal-tender notes, 1862-1879

227

Gold and Silver. Product in the world, 1860-95

180

Product of mines in the United States

181

Product of, in the United States, 1792 to 1844 and annually since.. 182

World's stock of gold and silver coin, 1873 and 1896

183

Commercial ratio silver to gold since 1687

183

The supply of gold

183

Bland bill fixed the gold clause

184

llistory of coinage of

218

Grant, General, on “coin" and "gold"

48

Greenbacks or bonds?

31

Hawaii

184

Legislative history of the annexation measure

184

Previous offers of annexation-Events under Cleveland Admin-

istration

188

Our commerce with Hawaiian islands

199

Shipping of Hawaiian islands

200

President McKinley on absorption of

201

Illiteracy, etc., of gold and silver States

59

Immigration

203

President McKinley on

203

Statistics of, with tables of illiteracy, etc

203

Foreigners in our military institutions

205

Imports. See “Exports and Imports”

155

Import duties

205

Ad valorem and specific, defined

205

Amount collected per capita, 1791 to 1897

206

Jefferson. Suspends coinage of silver dollars

60
Notes on monetary unit

225
On the importance of manufacturing industries

302

Kansas. “What is the matter with?

207

And the new bonds

207

Legal-tender notes, gold value of, 1862-1879

227

Labor laws of the United States

Who enacted them?

209

Lobby, silver, in Washington

N'atthews, Stanley, resolution

McKinley, President

“The Hour and the Man"

"The Hand upon the Helm”

London Times recognizes a statesman

And the colored people

On civil service
On obsorption of Hawaii
On immigration
On Nicaragua Canal

Message on intervention in Cuban affairs

Merchant marine

Mexico

Industrial conditions

Consul-General Crittenden on conditions in

Mills, Senator, on free coinage at 16 to 1

Money

History of gold and silver coinage and paper issues

United States notes, history of

Gold certificates, history of

Silver certificates, history of

Treasury notes, act of July 14, 1890

Monetary system of the United States

Monetary unit

Facts from official sources respecting its adoption

Jefferson's notes on

Gold value of legal-tender notes, 1862-1879

Redemption of notes in gold and export of gold

Summary of monetary events since 1786

Monetary systems and per capita money in the world

Its use as a standard and as a currency

Monroe doctrine. Action in Congress

National Banks. Statistics, etc

Naval appropriations since 1882

Navy. Bryan opposed to an effective

Nicaragua Canal, from President's message

Oats. Production of, etc

Oregon. Election of June 6, 1898

Pacific Railroads. History of sale of, etc

Paper Money. History of issue

Pensions

Record under President McKinley

In the Fifty-fifth Congress

Per capita money

Philippine Islands. Commerce, area, etc

Platforms of political parties

Silver question in Democratic platforms, 1894-95

Platform Democratic party, 1896

Platform Peoples party, 1896

Platform Republican party, 1896

Platform Silver party

Democratic platforms, 1892 and 1896, on silver

Populists in Congress

What Populism stands for

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