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Garfield And Blaine

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We have presented in a former issue oí this paper the utterances of James G. Blaine pon the currency question, wherein he plainly and uneqnivooally declares that the single gold standard is wrong and that the renionetizatioii of silver is the only right and honorable course. It may interest our readers to know that President James A. Garfield believed just as his Secretary of State, Mr. Blaine, did, as shown by his words in the debate in the House of Representatives in 18TS. Here are Garfleid's words : "Every man who is opposed to the use of silver ooin as part of the legal currency of the country I disagree with. Every man who is opposed to the actual legal use of looth rnetals I disagree with. "I would endow the two dollars with eqnality and rnake tbe coinage free. " The broadest statesmen and prof oundest students of economie questions are today aliaost rmaniraous in their ! ooudeniDation of the single gold nieas'■ ure of values. Appeals are today being inade to prejudice,partisanship, and ' all the rueaner attributes of our people's nature, but in spite of all, and I above all, the right, embodied in just j and lionest money system, where gold and silver have equal rights, will snrely


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