| St. Paul Pioneer Press, 6 October, 1896
Free Silver Man--I tell you that plenty of money and high prices make good times.
Farmer (an ex-Confederate)--Is that so, partner? I can recollect when coffee was $40 a pound during the war, and boots $200 a pair, and times were about as bad as you could imagine. The more money we got, the worse we were off, for when prices of food and products had increased forty to sixty fold, people were denounced for asking five or six prices for their labor. Oh, no, partner, you'll have to get a better argument than that to make votes for free silver.
The Civil War
Farmer and Labor Vote