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EDITORIAL ARTICLE IN THE Evening Post OF MARCH 22, 1894.
The most unfortunate feature of the new silver movement started by Gen. Francis A. Walker in Boston is the fact that it gives the rest of the country a false impression as to public sentiment in the East. The silver lunatics of the South and West are not given to fine distinctions, and do not take the trouble to read with discrimination long papers on financial topics. They jump to the conclusion that Walker and some other men whose names are known to them are in favor of silver coinage like themselves, and by another jump decide that this must be the sentiment of New England. This impression is now being given to the people of the South and West by many of the newspapers which publish and comment upon the Boston out givings, and it naturally has a marked effect in reviving the financial craze which had begun to abate after the repeal of the silver-purchase act. There is really no ground for the belief that public sentiment in Massachusetts on the silver question is any less sound to-day than it has always been, but it is not strange that the recent developments should deceive people at a distance. This is the most deplorable aspect of the matter.