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CHAPTER PAGE

1. Frontisp1ece—The Octopus—"Aldrich Plan."

2. The Beacon—Liberty—Rule by the People . . 10

3. Po1sonous—"Snakes" in the Aldrich Bill .... 21

4. Nat1onal Reserve Assoc1at1on Execut1ve

Comm1ttee—In Session 42

5. The Execut1oner—"Aldrich Plan" 50

6. Prof1ts D1v1ded—"A Friendly Game" 67

7. The Magnet—All Money Drawn to Wall Street. 73

8. A B1ll1on L1ab1l1ty—Is Government Obligated? 95

9. Elast1c1ty—But—Who'll do the Stretching?. . . 103

10. Cause Of H1gh Pr1ces—Banks are the Cause. . . 109

11. F1nanc1al Bubble Factory—Printing-press

Money 116

12. Nat1onal C1ty Bank—In Wall Street 120

13. Quo Vad1s—Aldrich vs. Andrew Jackson .... 147

14. New York Chamber Of Commerce—Where Cen

tral Bank Scheme was hatched 155

15. A Conf1dence Game—Wall Street Fooling the

Banks 165

16. The Consp1rators—Wall Street and the Big

Banks 181

17. Tale Of The Tape—A Stock Exchange Ticker. . 186 CHAPTER PAGE

18. New York Stock Exchange—In Wall Street. . 195

19. Amer1ca's Pan1c Factory—Wall Street's Stock

Exchange—Panic in Progress 201

20. Cash Controls Cred1t—Steel Trust's $75,000,000

Cold Cash in Banks 211

21. B1g Banker—Who Repudiated, Now Grabs at

Public Currency 214

22. Money Is Power—Two Living Americans. . . . 223

23. World's Bonded Debt $39,000,000,000.00 ... 227

24. Rothsch1lds—Cornering the Earth 238

25. Bankers F1ght Pres1dent L1ncoln—Demand

Double Profits 245

26. Fifty Years Of Amer1can H1story—Banks vs.

Government 276

27. Uncle Sam Blocks The Game—Aldrich Bill. . . 289

28. Just1ce Must Be Impart1al—Lawless Bankers

and Labor Leaders 301

29. Square Deal Banking —Uncle Sam to the Bankers 308

30. Pol1t1cal Tug Of War—Progressives—Current

Politics 312

31. "White Man's Burden"—Bank Incubus on U. S. 328

32. U.S. Monetary Counc1l—The New Plan. ... 336

33. New York City— Wall Street District 350

34. Com1ng Central Money Trust—Wall Street to

Drive All Banks and Business 372 CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. Central Money Trust. A warning. Wall
Street and Big Banks promoting "Aldrich
Plan." Patriotic Bankers are fighting the
measure. Will this new issue create a new
party—the National Progressive Party?
"Shall the people rule"—their money supply? 7

II. The Aldr1ch Plan. Commission's pending
bill, each section analyzed. Amazing and
dangerous "jokers." 24,392 banks legally
tied together in great money trust for 50
years 20

III. Fool1ng The People. Bank reserves to be

left in Wall Street, not put in "Central
Reservoir" 69

IV. A D1scovery. Government to be liable on a

billion corporate currency? Conflicting
statements by big banks and monetary Com-
mission's members. Letters. What's the
game? 78

V. Inflat1on And Contract1on. Cost of living

and prices go up. Why? 97

VI. Frenz1ed F1nanc1ng. A billion dollar corpo-
ration to be formed without investment of a
dollar. Greatest feat of financial legerde-
main in all history. The mystic power ex-
plained 112

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VII. Confess1on Of Wall Street. Original let-
ters of big banks and financiers. Great
bank—Wall Street Conspiracy. Complete
documentary proof 118

VIII. Wall Street's First And Second "plans."

Aldrich's Central Bank Scheme of, by and for
high finance. Full proof. Documents. Inside
history. Rothschilds of Europe. Interna-
tional Money Combine to control the world. 146

IX. A Confidence Game. Banks victimized by
Aldrich Plan. Just what banks get and
must give—shown. State banks and Trust
Companies hard hit 164

X. A Central Bank To Be Bought? $1,000,000

"promotion fund" raised 180

XI. Wall Street Stock "market." A "fixed"
Monte Carlo. The game exposed in detail.
U. S. Attorney-General's strange opinion. . 185

! XII. Pan1cs Natural Or Art1f1c1al? Inside facts

about 1907 panic 201

XIII. Money 1s The Power. Secrets of high finance

exposed. Steel Trust's $75,000,000 cash.
The real money trust. Heart of the Trust
problem 209

XIV. The Slavery Of Debt, Mortgage on human

race 39 billions. Warning to American Jews. 226

XV. H1story Of National Bank1ng System. As-
tonishing official record revealed. Political
and legislative intrigue. Gold standard and
free silver campaigns. Corruption and law-
made profits. Banks fight government
money, want bank currency. Investigation
imperative 242
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XVI. Bank Graft And Cr1me. U. S. comptroller's
terrible official charges against bankers. His
report quoted. 59 per cent of all National
Banks guilty 282

XVII. Cr1me Of Consp1racy. 40,000 bank officers
and directors each liable to $10,000 fine and
two years imprisonment. Law is plain and
evidence abundant. Same offense for which
the union iron workers have been arrested

by the government. Supreme court decis-
ions cited 292

XVIII. Bank Cred1ts Vs. Government Currency.

Cash basis. High cost of living. Bank tax
on business and consumers 304

XIX. The Legal-tender "joker." A new pro-
gressive party? National City bank letters.
"Lawful money" and "Legal Tenders" de-
fined. Government money vs. corporate
currency 311

XX. Reorgan1z1ng The Money Supply. New
system, government money secured by gold,
instead of unlimited optional, non-legal
tender corporate currency 327

XXI. U. S. Monetary Counc1l. A new currency
and banking plan. Public Institution, in-
stead of Aldrich's private corporation.
"People shall rule"—their money supply. . 336

XXII. The Octopus. Coming incorporated Money

Monster 344

Append1x. Letters To President Taft By Author.

Position of present administration on the
Aldrich Central Bank plan. Surprising in-
side facts made public 358

Governor Harmon's Pos1tion 390

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