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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."

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Acts. Important, relating to coinage
Advalorem vs. specific duties .....
America's commanding position .................
Annexation. See under “Hawaii” ...........
Appropriations ..........................

Fifty-fifth Congress ..................
Fifty-first to Fifty-fourth Congresses ..
To meet expenses incident to the war
For the Navy since 1882 ......

237
Banks. National-bank currency ....

Authorizing acts .......
Profits on circulation .........
Profits on capital invested

11
National bank circulation ......
Condition of the national banks 1897-98 ......
Items of national-bank statements .......
Bank checks and bank notes ..............
Clearances since 1892 ....
Clearances 1898 ......
Savings banks and deposits ...
Bank's part in farming ........
Importance of branch banks ......
Government and banks ..
Redemption of notes ...........
Exports of gold 1879-97

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Blaine. On free coinage ..........

On cheap money .....
Bland-Allison act, text of
Bland bill fixed the gold clause ...
Bonds. History of their issues and amounts

Issue of 1898 to defray war expenses ..........
Refunding ............
Issues under the Cleveland Administration ...
Republican economy demonstrated ..
Greenbacks or bonds? .....
Hon. Amos J. Cummings on ............
Popular loan and the Government ...............
Tammany for gold bonds

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Bryan. New York Journal's relations to ...........

Opposes an effective navy .............................
Vote on English language in the public schools ..
Is he a Populist? ........

On increase in circulation .......
Buchanan.
Building record, 1897-98 .......
Canada. Articles from tariff.
Cheap money. James G. Blaine on
Civil Service. President McKinley on
Circulation .................................

Annual increase in ........
Of the United States, 1896-98
Paper currency outstanding
Per capita ........
Metallic and paper, 1898 ...

Of national banks .......
Cleveland's do-nothing policy and its results .
Coin ......................

As used in redemption ....
Values of foreign .........
General Grant said "coin” means "gold" ..

Weight and fineness of .....
Coinage ...........

Silver dollars coined before and since 1873 ..

Of the United States ...............

Of silver coins, 1792-1898 ..........

Of nations ........................

At United States mints, fiscal year 1898

Pure silver in a silver dollar ......

Bullion value of 3713 grains silver ..........

Average price of silver since 1837 .........

Coinage value in gold per ounce fine silver

Of the mints, from 1792 to June 30, 1898

Of the mints of the world, 1873-1896 ........

Purpose of ................

Of gold and silver ......

Jefferson suspends coinage of silver dollars

Acts of 1853 and 1873 ...

Bland-Allison act ...........

Sherman act ....

Effect of free coinage on savings, etc ......

"The crime of '73" .......

Standard dollar falls to 39.66 cents ..........

Test of coined money .........

On private and on Government accounts
Commerce .....

French estimate of the world's .......
Internal commerce
With Hawaiian Islands ..
All business rests upon the law of average

Finance and, 1873 and 1897

Consumption, per capita, 1869-97 .........

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Congress. Appropriations of the Fifty-fifth .......
Important measures of the Fifty-fifth .....

170
Action of, on war with Spain .......... 343, 344, 347, 349, 351, 352, 353
On Monroe doctrine ....

236
Pensions in Fifty-fifth ............

244
Populists in .......................

288
Action on Teller resolution ...........

330
Cotton, 1897 ........

Industry, growth of Southern .........
Crittenden, consul-general, on Mexican conditions

216
Cuba ...

Our trade with, 1887-1897 .....
Cummings, Hon. Amos J., on bond issue ......
Currency ..........

Double standard .......
Metallic and paper circulation, 1898 .
Per capita wealth ...
Of national banks .....

Paper, outstanding .......
Currency reform ....

Indianapolis convention ............

President McKinley's message on ..............
Commercial expansion ........
Davis, Jeff. Was he a tool of Wall Street ?
Debt of the United States ....
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Democratic party ......

Position on silver in 1876 .....
Cleveland's do-nothing policy and its results
Silver question in platforms 1894-95

267
National platform 1896 ........
Opposition to war measures ..............

387
Dingley bill .....

Legislative history of ........
Revenues under, compared with Wilson act

War-revenue act .....
Double standard ........
Duties, ad valorem vs. specific ....
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
Domestic exports, calendar years 1896-97
Export of farm products and implements ....

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Imports, agricultural, etc ..
Export of gold from 1879 to 1898 .....

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With Puerto Rico .......

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Failures in the United States, 1897 ...

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Farm Products and Prices ..............

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Value of farm animals, 1889-1897 ......
Farmer and Finance .......
Bank's part in farming .............

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Fifty-fifth Congress. Important measures ...

170
Extra session of .......................

173
Action on pensions ......

244
Action on war with Spain ............. 343, 344, 347, 349, 351, 352, 355
Finance and Commerce, 1873 and 1897 ..........

173
Fleets of the world ........

238
Free coinage. Effect on savings deposits, etc

Blaine on ...........................
Senator Mills, of Texas, on .........

69
Mine owners could demand gold for bullion

175
Silver lobby in Washington ..

177
Gold. Exports, 1879-97 ............

Redemption of notes in ....
Coinage of .................

Value of legal-tender notes, 1862-1879 ..

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
World's stock of gold and silver coin, 1873 and 1896
Commercial ratio silver to gold since 1687 .........

183
The supply of gold ...,

183
Bland bill fixed the gold clause ...........

184
llistory of coinage of ........

Grant, General, on “coin” and “gold” ......

Greenbacks or bonds? ......

Hawaii ...........

Legislative history of the annexation measure .......

Previous offers of annexation-Events under Cleveland Admin-

istration .................

Our commerce with Hawaiian islands ....

Shipping of Hawaiian islands ....

President McKinley on absorption of

Illiteracy, etc., of gold and silver States ..

Immigration .........

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 ...........

209

Who enacted them? ...

209

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Lobby, silver, in Washington ......

Matthews, 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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