This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SILVEE AND GOLD CHAPTER I. THE HARVEY-LAUGHLIN DEBATE. Of all the spoken arguments on opposing sides of the cur»ency question during the early months of 1895, the one which it seems proper to name as the most important was the Harvey-Laughlin debate of May 17. For three hours during that evening these eminent advocates disputed before an audience composed of the most prominent men of Chicago, and many of national fame from other cities. Leading business men, bankers, economists, clergymen, and educators were there, ready to hear the views which they approved, or be convinced if facts of sufficient weight to controvert previously formed opinions were presented to them. For more than a week challenges, counter challenges, and preliminary negotiations were in progress, and when at last it was announced that the Illinois club had completed arrangements for the debate, public interest was thoroughly aroused, and applications for seats poured in by the thousand. The personality and prominence of the two disputants were the cause of much of the interest which arose. William Hope Harvey, who championed the cause of the free coinage of silver, is the author of C28> "Coin's Financial School," the little book which has set the west on fire with interest in the fight. From him was to be expected the most convincing presentation of the arguments in favor of his position that could be found anywhere. His unpretentious little volume, but one out of several which he had written in the same service, has roused attention in the columns of almost every paper in the land, and editorials sustaining or controverting it are constantly offered to the public. Prof. J. Laurence Laughlin holds the chair of political economy in the great University of Chicago, and commands attentio...
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