The combined forces of the gold standard supporters, including
some newspaper editors, and a reluctant William McKinley, march
under the standard "The Nation's Credit Must Be Upheld," toward a
fort labeled "Fort 16 to 1" flying the banner "Repudiation," and
manned by soldiers armed with pitchforks and scythes. The newspaper
editors are staffing the big guns labeled "Sound Money Press."
Presidents--Election; Silver question; Gold standard; Battles; Military campaigns; Politicians; Newspaper editors; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Palmer, John M. (John McAuley), 1817-1900; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Pattison, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1850-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902; Kohlsaat, Herman Henry, 1853-1924; Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908