People's Advocate, 16 July, 1896

McKinley's Evil Spirit.

Scene. Republican Tent. Enter ghost of Caesar, (spirit of Free Silver resurrected after St. Louis convention).
Brutus McKinley (Napoleonized)--Ha! who comes here? Speak and tell me who and what thou art?
Silver Caesar--I am thy evil spirit--(Slain by the traitors at St. Louis.)
McKinley--Why camest thou?
Silver--To tell thee that thou shalt meet me at Phillippi (the election in November.)

Free Coinage of Silver

Republican Platform

Silver Republicans

William McKinley

Literary References: Shakespeare

Toward the Nominations

Toward November 2


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