Yorkville, Ill. James M. Gale, 1898. First edition. Unbound bifold pamphlet, approx. 7.25 x 4.75 inches,  pages. In fine condition. Item #15853
Gale proposes in great detail a scheme of radical monetary and currency reform, as well as the establishment of national bank, with a new bank to be built in each town (creating construction jobs) and each bank to house a goverment-run "Rapid Message Service"--"Telegraphs, Telephones, Telautographs [a precursor to the fax machine] or any of the most approved modern inventions of Electric communicators." The boom in bank construction will necessitate creation of a cabinet level Building Department with the Constructor General, for which boon to American propsperity all Gale asks is "That by reason of the great benefit that the Government will receive from the franchise created by this Act, and that none other can make any use of it--its originator, James M. Gale, of Yorkville, Illinois, should be properly honored and rewarded for the franchise of his planning; therefore he shall be given by the President the disinguished position of Constructor General." Two small manuscript corrections to the text. Not found on OCLC.