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B O # A R D J. F IS C H E R , President.

L E O H . L O T T E S , Caahiar.

B a n k of A lte n b u rg
Capital Stock $ 1 0 *0 0 0 .0 0
S u rp lu s $ 2 ,0 0 0 .0 0

Altenburg, Mo.,Jan. 14th 1914.
Mr*D.B.Seibert,V.President
International Bank,
St.Louis, M o.
D«ar Sir:-'
We hope and sincerely rish that _St.Louis will b©
selected as the reserve center for this section.




Very truly yours

Bank of Altenburg.

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Merchants’ Bank
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS

S 5 8 .0 0 0 .0 0
P h i l K l e in , Pres.

W . F. M c C o l l e y . V ice Pres

F. H. M il l e r , Cashier,




Appleton City, M o. ,
Jan

14 th •1914

MR. J. S. Calfee, Cashier,
Hech.Am. Uatl Bank,StLouie.Mo.
My Dear Mr Calfee

In putting into operation

the Federal Reserve Act, the natural flow

of business should he as little disturbed
as possible.

As ^tLouis is the natural

center of the richest territory in the U. S.,
she should bey by all ex ans, a city selected
for a Federal Beserve SankVery respectfully,

13201

I am,

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M, T . D A V IS . C a s h i e r
R. P. M C G U F FIN . A s s t . C a s h i e r

M. L. C O L E M A N . PRESIDENT
W . H. S C O TT . V ic e -P r e s id e n t

B A N K OF A U R O R A
PAID IN CASH C APITAL $ 5 0 ,0 0 0
S U R P L U S A N D PROFITS $ 2 0 ,0 0 0

AURORA, MISSOURI,

Jan • 14, 1914*

National Bank of Coianerce,
St. Louis, Mo*
Gentlee-sen:
Looking forward to the establishment of a
Regional Reserve Bank district, it certainly would be to
the interest of the banks in this section to be placed in
a district with St. Louis as our natural pi acefof doi n^^buf i
*
>
ness.
I have had no other thought but what one of
these Regional Banks would be established in St. Louis,
which I hope will be done.
Wishing you and your city succees in their
efforts to procure

m

Regional Reserve Bank, commensurate

with the importance of your city and financial institutions.




Very respectfully yours,

Oashi exZl^

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E S T A B L IS H E D 1907

$ank of

©tty

C A P I T A L A N D S U R P L U S , 911,000.00
A U G U S T S C H L I T T . PR ESID EN T
A . L . B l F F L E . C A SH IER

S. C.

B lF F L E ,

JR.,

A S S 'T C A SH IER




B e l l C ity , M o L ^ y ,,

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f A S S W E B .

BAN K O F B E L L F L O W E R
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $24,000.00

B E L L F L O W E R , MO., January 14th 1914.
3rd National Bank,
St, Louis, Mo.
Gent lemen *■
*
The Organization Committee,created by the
new currency law ,will,in the near future,be in your City. We sincerely
hope that St, Louis, may be selected as the site for the Reserve Bank
for the South ancL South-west , whose interests have

,for so long, been
^

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closely identified with your City* Could we have St, Louis named as
a Reserve City, and branches established over the south and south-west
it would afford accommodations that would^be in entire harmony with
the business conditions as they have existed for so long a time and
would bring together sections of country,that are uns^paseed ,xn agriculture
and industry.lt seems to us that the interests of this whole section of
country ou^ht to be a unit in urging the committee to locate a Reserve
A *

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K„

National Bank in the City of St, Louis,
’-

,




Very truly,
Bank of Bell£lower,

LZl^Srf^^t^^ashier

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BOOWWLM,

mo,
JAN 1 5

1914

National Bank of Commerce
St Louis- Mo*
Gentlemen;
Replying to this circular
letter we mos$ as* uredly desire to be
in the St Louis District.
In our opinion

every
r

U w /(

serv#4>
„
loint could be.more satisfactorily, as
suggested on the other side-




Yours very truly
v

Gashier

V * ***«».••

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St. Louis Clearing House Association
St. Louis, Mo.

January 13, 1914.
To the Correspondents
of the St. Louis Banks:
In fixing the districts for the Federal Reserve Banks the influence of our correspondents and their
expressions will be more potent than anything we may place before the Committee— particularly when the
requests are in line with the natural course of business and the flow of exchanges.
It is obvious that the several districts should be so constituted that those sections having an over­
balancing seasonal demand, such as invariably occurs in the South and Southwest, should be included in a
district with those having different requirements, and banking resources sufficient to easily absorb such a
demand for credit. Every district should be self-sufficient, using the privilege of inter-discount infrequently
and asking the forced aid of others through the Federal Board only on rare occasions.
The States of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana, with St. Louis as the reserve center, makes
such a well balanced district with ample bank resources to make it self-sufficient. Furthermore such a dis­
trict follows the natural course of business and the flow of exchanges.
The St. Louis bankers believe that in such a district every point could be served more satisfactorily
through the branches of the St. Louis Reserve Bank than through smaller banks or through banks located
in districts not so diversified.
It is the evident and proper intent of the law to allow the free use of branches so that all privileges could
be carried near to all the people, no matter where the district bank be located. It is quite probable that
in the St. Louis district there will be located ten or fifteen of such branches and there is no essential service
which may not be rendered by the branch. Even the credits and rediscounts in the area to be served by
the branch will be passed through a local board of seven— three appointed by the Federal Reserve Board
and four by the Regional Board.
For more than half a century St. Louis has been the reserve center for this section and through this
city the commerce and exchanges of this splendid district have passed. The intent of the law is not to disturb
or hamper but to add a new and effective aid to the natural flow of business, and we therefore confidently
believe that such natural courses will go undisturbed. W e hope that it is your wish to be in the St. Louis
district, and we would be glad to have an expression from you to be placed in the hands of the Organization
Committee on January twenty-first when they visit St. Louis. Such an expression may be written or wired
to your St. Louis correspondent.
Very respectfully,
A M E R IC A N T R U S T CO .

M E R C H A N T S ’-L A C L E D E N A T . B A N K .

B O A T M E N ’S B A N K .

M E R C A N T IL E N A T IO N A L B A N K .

C E N T R A L N A T IO N A L B A N K .

M E R C A N T IL E T R U S T C O M P A N Y .

C O M M O N W E A L T H T R U S T CO.

M IS S IS S IP P I V A L L E Y T R U S T CO.

F R A N K L IN B A N K .

N A T IO N A L B A N K O F C O M M E R C E .

G E R M A N A M E R IC A N B A N K .

S O U T H S ID E B A N K .

G E R M A N S A V IN G S IN S T IT U T IO N .

S T A T E N A T IO N A L B A N K O F ST. L O U IS .

ST. L O U IS U N I O N T R U S T CO.

T H IR D N A T IO N A L B A N K .

IN T E R N A T IO N A L B A N K .

M E C H A N IC S -A M E R IC A N N A T IO N A L BA N K ,




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ft. L. W H E E L E R , P r esid en t

H AR R Y M A R K H A M , C

S a v in g s

ash ier

t& artk

CAPITAL STO CK, $ 2 6 ,0 0 0

Brookfield, Mo. Jan. 15, 1914

Merchants Laclede Nat. Bank,
St. Louis, Mo.,
Gentlemen:
This is to advise you that we are very much interested in
the location of one of th© FEDERAL RESERVED BANKS in St. Louis.
We leap accounts in New York, St. Louis, and Kansas City,
but we find it necessary and more convenient to do the bulk of our
business through our St. Louis correspondents.
We trust that we will not be asking to much of you
to use your very best endeavors in locating one of the reserved banks
for your city.
Very truly yours,




v'

'Cashier.

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W H E E L E R , P resid en t

H AR R Y M A R K H A M , C *«nien

V P l)£ e U r

S a v in g s

^ fc a it k

CAP ITA L STOCK, $ 2 5 ,0 0 0

Brookfield, Mo. Jan. 15, 1914.

Mercantile Trust Go.,
St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:
This is to advise you that we are very much interested in
the location of one of the FEDERAL RESERVED B A M S in St. Louis.
We keap accounts in NajMfork. St L p j ^ ^ n d . p p s a s City,
we f j j sg jU i* ai K aM §a
bulk of o m
b u s in e s s T n r o u g h our 151 , L o u is c o r r e a p o ft d W fff- ■
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ire f r u s r t S ^ xw
l
t
o
much of you
to use your very best endeavors in locating one of the reserved banks
for your city.
Very truly yours,




Cashier.

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Mr,

J . A. lewis, Cashier,
national Bank of Commerce,
St Louis Mo.
Deer Sir:—
Referring to the matter of the location of a

Federal Reserve Bank for this section, we would be pleased to see one
located in your city.
We have transacted the major portion of our business with your
bank for several year8, as your location and superior service has been
^
to our advantage. We believe your city is the logical place for the
bank and trust it will be located there.




,

Yours truly,

■ajuk
L
Cashier.

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S I M O N C R O N I N , P R E S ID E N T

H . A . Y A R N E L L . V IC E P R E S ID E N T

H . W . K U H N , C A S H IE R

J . M . G R A Y , A S S 'T C A S H IE R

T he F arm ers and T rad ers B ank
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS. *125,000.00

C a l i f o r n i a , M o. ^ / I 4 / I 9 I 4

Mr j.A.Lewis cashier
National Bank of commerce
Dear Mr Levis

Saint Louis Mo.
it is not a tepid wish but an earnest desire

of ths Bank and all its directors and patrons that the great
and growing commercial City of st Louis Mo be made one of the
Regional Reserve centers of the United States

under our new

currency system. X hope the Bankers of St Louis will fully
anticipate in its formation the great strides that will be
made in the r t x twenty five years and will capitalize it
jet
V

in accordance therewith.




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M. L.CON E, P r e s i d e n t .
J . T. MALL, Vi
6 .H .H A L L , O




N0.6885

CAPITAL | 30,000.00
SURPLUS $ 3 ,0 0 0 .0 0

pbell

, M o .,

January 14, 1914,

Mech*-Amsr-Nat ’1 Bank.,
S t .Louis, M o .,
^entlemen:

'We have your favor of the 13th inst.,
relative to our desire in connection with the
districting of the Country for the Federal Reserve
Banks.
Most aseurredly it is c i E - l S e , i 9. , e
.b.
, in fact it is really
o . „ d l a t we could be as sociated with, and
connections we have _
■ * i ,1 ,
witn S t .L q u i j 4
,
,

.

Our territory, and the territory
with which we have the greater part of our transit
business is connected almost directly with St.Louis,
in a commercial, as well as mail opportunities.
You are at liberty to use our letter
in advising the Organizing Committee, our desire
along this line, and hope all will work out for good
under the new law.
Very

respectfully,

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*Mech-Afflcr-Nat fl Bank^
St.Louis, Mo.,
Geatlemen:

Enclosed herewith please find

a copy of a resolution passed to-day
at -a call meeting of our Board of Director®
which we will ask you to please present to
the Committee when they are in your City
consideration-the organization of this
territory,
v ’ w j are adding this resolution
’. ' r
to the letter ^ e wrote you a few days a^o
as we are very;;:a-j|xipus that St.Lruir be
made a Federal: Reserve City, and that we
be permitted to W - 1associated in their
territory.
. Trusting all will work out
well with thT
eir stay in your City,
we rem&in,;
Very respectfully

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Organization Committee,
Federal Reserve Bank,*,
S t .Louis, M o .,
Gent1ereen:
J t a call meeting of our Board of
i
Directors to-day the following resolution
was
introduced, and passed.
"Resolved that we at once
communicate to the Organization Committee
of the.Federal Reserve Banks our Indorsement
of, and asking the Committee to locate a
Reserve.
Bank'in St.Louis, and also requesting,
that we be permitted to be in their territory.”
"It Being further resolved to
put a copy of this resolution cn our minutes,
and a copy to be sent to the Mech-Amer-Nat11 Bank
of St.Louis, Mo., our Correspondent Bank, to
be conveyed to tlieOrganizatio'i Committee?
Trusting after due consideration,
you will see the situation in our territory *
as we d o , and assurrin,^ you it is our desire
to do all we can to help the New Currency
Law get started right in our territory, we remain^
Very respectfully,

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7729

c-

BA R R E TT, President
W . M . T U R L E Y , V ice-P resident
F . C . M IIX S P A U G H , C ashier

©f ©cmtatt

F-F-P G > A *tahe
A E s’Cs!r
A. F. GOETZ, Asa't Csehier

QDantcm*

Jam 15, 19X4*

Mr*. J# A# I^wisf C a v i a r *
national Banlc of Oaaaerc** ^

St# ItOUiS^ E®*
Bear

At a regal&r meeting of t&# board of &ir*€tors #f t i First Nat­
le
ional B n f held on yost©rd&y It was aorea ant adopted that th# Organization
aJc
Committee of the federal Beaerre Organisation
f e ,ect 3t. louis
.3
as a location for one *f the Jederal Beserre iMfes*
We trust you will oosrey this desire to thea la wfcaterer manner is most
suitable and If it should be eorrrehlent far one of us to be present at
the hearing in 3t. Louis It weald be oar pleasure to sake the request in
person.
Tours truly, r
,
,
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-mm

£

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI.

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“THE O P B It G A T E W A Y ”
E X E C U TIV E C O M M ITTEE
O F F IC E R S
O . A . G L E N N , p r e s id e n t
1 R. KE LSO , 1ST V.-PRES.
.
'H . L. R O B E RTS, 2D V.-PRES.
A . H. H IH C HE Y, SEC’Y
H. L. MACHEN, TREAS.
W I U . H IR S C H
E. D R U SC H
TH EO O C H S

COMMiBaiALl CLUB

)
>TRUSTEES
>

CAPS GIRARDEAU

D. A . O L E N N , CHAIRMAN
I. R. KE LSO , VICE-CHAIRMAN
H. L. RO B E RTS
W . H. S T U B B L E F IE L D
C H A S . W . STEHR
H. L. M A C H E N
A . H. H IN C H E Y , SEC’ Y

January 12
191S
W .F .Saunders,
Secty Business M e n !s League,
St Louis, Missouri.
Dear Mr Saunders:
In accordance with your request in your letter of the 8th,
3ust received by me on my return to the city, I an enclosing copy of
letter, sent to the Organization Committee of the Federal Reserve^ Board
at T/ashington, D.C. I mailed the orginal to them today.
If you think it best,as you suggest in your letter, President
D.A.Grlenn and I can attend the meeting of the organization committee
in St Louis, Jan 21 and 22, to present

another plea for the establish­

ment of one of the regional banks there.
Please let me hear from you in the matter.




Truly yours,

Secretary.

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“THE O P E N G A T E W A Y ”

E X E C U TIV E CO M M ITTEE

O F F IC E R S
D. A . G L E N N , PRESIDENT
I. R. KELSO , 1ST V.-PRES.
H. L. ROBERTS, 2D V.-PRES.
A . H. H IN C H E Y, SEC’ Y
H. L. MACHEN, TREAS.

COMMERCIAL CLUB
CAPE GIRARDEAU
MISSOURI

(

W IL L H IR SC H )
E. d r u s c h
>T ru s te e s
THEO O C H S >

To The Orgahization Oonnittoo
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D.O.

f o rm

D. A . G L E N N , CHAIRMAN
I. R. KELSO , V i c e - C h a ir m a n
H. L. RO BERTS
W . H. ST U B B LE F IE LD
C H A S . W . STEHR
H. L. M A C H E N
A . H. H IN C H E Y, SEC’Y

—

At a r.eeting of the executive Cocaiiittee of the

Gontlonon:

Cape .Girardeau Commercial club,held today, tho following action was
taken:
Because of its geographical situation and connorcial
importance the city of at Louis is the natural locat­
ion for one of the great regional banks to be established
upon the organization of the new banking system* It being
the opinion of tho Executive Committee of The Cape Girar­
deau Coimercial club that tho business interests of the
groat Mississippi Valley,in which Cape Girardeau is sit­
uated, can best be served through the establishnont of
ono of the proposed central reserve banks at St Louis than
at any other point, the Executive cojrrdttee respectfully
urges, upon your honorable body the importance to a vast
territory of tho selection of 3t Louis for one of the regional
hanks *
Rospectfully

A
!

J/,r.'lC1914

fm v j
•orm
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Executive Corcnittee,
The Cape Girardeau ,iio.
Cormiercial Club.

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THE O PE N G A T E W A Y
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

o.A.g l e n n ,

P re s id e n t
I. R. KELSO, 1ST V.-PRES.
H. L. ROBERTS, 2D V.-PRES.
A . H. HINCHEY, SEC’Y
H. L.MACHEN, TREAS.

W ILL HIRSCH >
E. ORUSCH
>
THEO OCHS )

COMMERCIAL CLUB
CAPE GIRARDEAU
MISSOURI

D. A . GLENN, CHAIRMAN
I. R. KELSO, VICE-CHAIRMAN
H. L. ROBERTS
W . H. STUBBLEFIELD
CH A S. W. STEHR
H. L. MACHEN
A . H. HINCHEY. SECY

January 20,
1914*

Hr YJ.P.Saunders,
S e c H y Business lienfs League,
St♦Louie, Mo.,
Dear Sir:

I enclose copy of resolution passed by the Joutheast

Missouri Federation of Coraneroial clubs, at Kennett,!lo., January 19,
in which no9ting the conrercial clubs and various other business organi*

zations from twenty counties

participated.
»

I trust the resolution nay be of sone use to St Louis is securing
the location for one of Regional banks.




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A t the annual convention

the Southeast Missouri Federation of

Commercial #lubs#held at Kannett,January 19 (in which participated rep*
---- — — r?.
resentatives from the following

affiliated erlubs: The Commercial club*

of B1 c o r n f i e l d e n t o n ,Cape Girardeau,Chaffee,Campbell,Clarkton,0arutharsvil
iharl es ton t
Better,Doni phan,For nf el t fIr onton,3 ac ke o n ,K enne tt,Maid en,
Oak t t dge,Oran,Piedmont,Sikeston, and Seoath;
ii
Kditoas association,

the. Southeast Missouri

the Southeast Missouri Teachers association,

Southeast Missouri Bruamiere association,

the

the Southeast Missouri-Northeast

Arkansas Hichway association, the Gape Cirar&eau~West Plains Highway
association,

the Cape Girardeau Farm bureau, the Cr»pe Girardeau County

School Director’s association,the Cape Girardeau County Medical assooi*
ation,

the Butler County Auto and driving association,

the Stoddard

county farm Bureau,representing the leading business organisations of
twenty eomnt$.es in Southeast Missouri, unanimously endorsed the selection
f St.Louis as the location for one of the Central Reserve or Regional
banks to be establisiied under the proposed change in the Federal banking
system,the following resolution being unanimously and enthusiastically
passed:
•RESOLVED; That the Southeast Blisaouri Federation of Commercial
4 lubs hereby urges that one of the great Regional banks soon to be
stabliahed altall be located at St.Louie,the metropolis of the great
Mississippi basin,and that the Federal eomraiswion feew investigating the
claims of the various cities for one of the Regional banks,b® respect-

%

fully urged to locate one of the said Hegional banks in the city of
St.Louis, where it will serve the interests of a vast territory,includ~
hundrede of important commercial centers and millions of acres of the
most fertile agricultural lands.*




Federation President

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ESTABLI SHED

O LD EST

BANK

IN

SO U TH EAST

Capital $
Surplus $
W.H. STUBBLE F I ELD, J

r

,P

ROBT.

M IS S O U R I

100, ..
000 .
25, .
000

r e s io e n t

R. B.O LIVER, Vice P r e s i d e n t

1 8 66

H. L.MACHEN, C a s h i e r
J . F . LI

LLY, A s s t . C a s h i e r

Gape Girardeau,Mo.

STU RD fV AN T.

i /19 /1914.

M r ♦ J. A. Lewis, Cashier,
National Bank of Commerce,
St* Louis, Missouri.
/6ear Sir:M t h reference to the contemplated visit of the Organization
Committee of the Federal Reserve Banks, which will meet in your city on
the 21st and 22nd instants, “
beg* to say that we hope you will have no
difficulty in showing the Committee conclusively that St t Louis should.
to ^11 means. ITffijleotec P ' g f f T F T S e
Heserve sfnks.
In melting this statement, I feel sure that I speak for the
other bankers of this city, as well as the whole of Southeast Missouri.
Cape Girardeau is the metropolis of this sect"
1
6
^
VtT
fS,
as you no doubt know, is the fastest growing section in the whole state 1
in fact, was the only one that made any material advance and increase
in the pact decade.
We have for the past quarter of a century looked upon
St. Louis as our closest money market; in fact, have at all times
received every accomodation ask for.
Even now, the large
scheme ever undertaken before is being financed by St •’Louis capital .
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JS
>5.000 «wv/.w u u a n t u e .
u.v w
Tor this reason, j a for no other, maruraxx,y
L
liy,
thts^&^
state feels very kindly towards the financial
interests of 3t* Louis.
In making your claims, I trust that you v/ill bring to the
attention of the Committee t M s one fact, mentioned above, and that
it will hjave proper weight.

S

’




T lfh k i n a r e r a x d s , r e E s i n ,
veiy Jartffy,

VWAJiiUv a,
-CASHIER-

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U .U .M A L L , UAS H I E R .
W . A . T U C K E R , A s s t .C a s h i e t r .

80-913

CAPITAL AN D S U R P L U S $ 2 5 , 0 0 0 . 0 0

Jan.14 1914,

National &ank of Commerce,
St.Louis,Mo.
Gentlemen:Replying to your circular of the 13th, Inst, beg
to advise that we are for St.Louis, first last and all the time
for the location of one of the Reserve Banks*
We beliefe that the location of one of the Reserve
banks, in St.Louis,which is the logical center for the middle
west,will be a great thing for the banks of the Mississippi
▼alley* Trusting that we will be successful in getting one so
located we remain,




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HOWARD GRAY
IF, P r e s i d e n t .

E.B. JACOBS,

Ca s h i e r .

H. H. HARDING
J T. WALLACE, A sst. C
ashier .

Th e Fir

st

Na t i o

n a l Bank

C a p i t a l $ 1 0 0 . 0 0 0 <2£
Surplus

$ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 *iP

Ca r t h a g e ,Mo. January 17, 1914.

Mr* Festus J. Wade, President,
St.Louis Clearing House Assn.,
St* Louis, Missouri*
Dear Sir:-In response to your telegraphic letter of yes­
terday I desire to advise you that, upon conculting with
the various banks of this city, I found that none of them
were able to send a representative for a conference to be
held in St* Louis next week.
It is our opinion that the geographical loca­
tion, as well as the commercial importance, of St.Louis
renders its selection for one of the Federal Reserve Banks
inevitable.

You will likely realize that what country

banks may have to say on this subject will have but little
weight, and that, as a matter of results, we can see but
little difference to us in what district we are located,
but we certainly wish you success in your application.




Respectfully,

T H E H O M E OB’ O A R T H A G B S T O N E

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J O H N W . GREEN, p r e s i d e n t JAS.W . M? CLANAHAN, vice p r e ^ t
C.A.TISTADT,v i c e - p r e s i d e n t . LEE W. ROOD, c a s h i e r .
J A S .J .L O N G , a s s t . C a s h i e r . C.F. S C O G G I N , a s s t . c a s h i e r .
W A RD & C O L L IN S , A T T O R N E Y S .




[ C O N S IS T E N T L IB E R A L IT Y
O UR F O U R
J U N IF O R M C O U R T E S Y
C A R D IN A L P O IN T S :] A C C U R A C Y IN D E T A IL
[ p r o m p t n e s s IN B U S IN E S S

State National Bank,
St Louis, Mo •
TrDear Sirs:
In reply to your inquiry, as to an expression
from us, as to the federal .Reserve Bank, in St Louis,
will say with out any hesitancy that we favor St Louis,
and will do what ever we can to have the Bank placed
in your city.
e oelieve that St Louis is a reserve center
of this section, and we think that Southeast Missouri
is a unit on that point.
Very respectfully,

IMP/ Ah

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~/T ' 7

R-E-S-O-L-U-T-I -O-JT
regarding establishing Regional or Central Reserve Bank in
the City of St. Louis, Missouri
----ooOoo— —

"WHEREAS under the new Banking System there will be,
in all prob&Mlfty, four or more large Regional £v Central
Reserve Banks established in four of the large/ cities of the
United States:
AND WHEREAS the City of St* L o u i ^ i s now classed as
the fourth City in the United States:
AND WHEREAS the said City of St. Louis is geograph­
ically, commercially and financially located so as to make it
of great importance in the Banking of both the South and West:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Centralia Com­
mercial Club respectfully urge that the Organization Committee
of the Federal Reserve Board establish in the City of St* Louis
one of the great Regional or Central Reserve Banks, the capac­
ity of which will be commensurate with the requirements of
the South and West#




Respectfully submitted,
CENTRALIA COMMERCIAL CLUB,

President

as d
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JAN 211914

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OFFICE OF
Chamois, Qosiiierolal League
Qhapois, Missouri, January 20* 1914
WHEREAS St, Louis la and has been for fifty years the
natural reserve -center for the groat Southwest, in which she is
the chief oity and through whoso groat banks aro cleared the
ooamorolal and financial operations of this section, therefore,
RESOLVED, that this community endorsee St, Louis, as the logical
cantor for a Reserve Bant and earnestly urges favorble consider­
ation of her cliaais by the Coawlttee having the natter in charge.
RESOLVED that this resolution be fowarded to the
St. Louie, Clearing House, to be fowarded with other endorsements
to the Cosanlttee,
0HAM0TS.G0MM3
By___ (</. r.

Attest:




president.
c / - ^ £v
CV< /

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S e c re ta ry #

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EST A B L ISH E D

GAPXXAX. $ 100*000.

1 8 8 7.

SHRMITS $ 25,000,

JO E J. R U S S E L L ,P resid en t.

E. P. DEAL,Vice-President.
S C O T T A L E X A N D E R , C a s h ie r




R . L . H E G G IE , A s s t . C a s h ie r .

January 1®, 1914.

Mr* Geo* E. Hoffman,

Cashier,

MERCHANTS-LACLEDB NATIONAL BANK,
St* Louis,

Missouri*

Dear sir:Concerning Federal Reserve Bank for St.
Louis, v e feel quite certain by all means one
/
should be located in 8t* tfouis, which is in the
heart of the great agricultural district.
JE&flLS&nt ra3^
.
Sqjithwe st ern states,
could best be served with St. Louis as reserve
Sinter. W w r e sure it is .the_ sentiment of South­
east. Missouri, at least it is ours, that we be
in St. Louis district.
With best wishes for the success of £bur
committee, we remain*

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W.W . EDGERTON, P r e s id e n t

CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK

J O S . C .M I NTEER.V i c e P s e s id e h t
R -F. M e N ALLY, C a s h i e r
J .M .D U N N , A ssY C a s h ie r

OF C H IL L IC O T H E , M IS S O U R I.
UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY
C a p ita l $ 150,000.00

January 16, 1914

Mr. Festus J. Wade,
President Clearing Rouse Association,
St. Louis, Mo.
Dear Sir:—
The two national hanks of Chillicothe hare
voted to enter the national reserve hank system.
It is unlikely that the three state hanks, for the
time heing at least, will take this step.
The local clearing house association has
refrained from expressing any preference, or making
any official indorsement of a reserve city. The
position of this hank is that we desire one hank
in Missouri and that bank to be in St. Loujj.*.
In acceptance of your invitation of
this date, I will be present at the hearing in
St. Louis next week as a representative from the
Chillicothe clearing-house, and it is possible
there will be another delegate to go with me.
Thanking you for your invitation,
I remain




Yoursvvery truly,

Cashier

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C o l l e g e M o u n d S e c u r it y B a n k
O F F IC E R S
W. C. SWITNAM, PRES.
W.T.B atc h e lo r ,V ice p r e s .
f», W. C a m pb e ll , C ashier

CAPITAL STOCK $10,000.00

D IR E C T O R S
W. c . SWETNAM
W. T. B a tc h e lo r , a. a.
I». W.Cami>«ell
a . F. Gibson
F. L. MfCORMICK. M. D

f
T
.;ECHA1IIC S-AMERIC AIT HAT]
St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:—

C o i x k g k M o u n d . M o . Jan. 14, 1914
.
BA IK,
O

We believe that St. Louis is the jjroper jjlace for one of the Federal Reserve Banks. 7e great­
ly desire that the locating committee recognize her
rightful claims to one. It seems to us that there is

asas:

FOTeral Reserve District with St. Louis as the centre.




Yery respectfully,

u

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£ l i i ‘ H a m u (C o m ity X a t i u u u l ifrtrtk
CAPITAL

AND S U R P L U S S 2 0 0 . 0 0 0 . 0 0
ESTABLISHED 1 8 5 7

R . B . P R l< i‘. . P R F ; s i D t N T .

E.M.PRfi

r-. A s s r

Cashier.

J . C . H O t . . C W A Y , A sr. r C A S r i i e

January 30, 1914

national Bank of Commerce,
St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:
We hope that in fixing districts
for the Federal Reserve Banks, that the ter­
ritory suggested by the Representatives of
St. Louis will be acceptable to the Organiza­
tion Committee and that a great Federal Reserve
Bank commensurate with the wants and dignity of
such territory will be located in St. Louis.
We desire to be in the St. Louis
District
very truly
BOONE COUNTY HATIOIAL BANK

President

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W. A. B R IO H T , P K tslo tN T
S. C. H U N T. V

ic e

ALEX. BRADFO RD , JR ., S t c s e u s i

-P r e sid cn t

M. E. LOWERY,

A s s t . S tc-v

R. R. JU D Y . T

reas

.

Boone County Trust Company
C a p i t a l s t o c k $ i 5 0 ,0 0 0
S u r p l u s $ 8 0 ,0 0 0

C o lu m b ia , M isso u ri,-

Ian. 15th, 1914....

Mr. W. L. McDonald, Vice-Pres»t .,
National Bank of Commerce,
St. Louie, Mo.

K
:
-

■

Dear Sir:-?
As your bank is our principal corres­
pondent in St. Louis, through you, we beg to state that
we want St. Louis to get one of the Federal Reserve Banks,
as practically all of our business is done in St.Louis*fnd
as I understand, St. Louis handles practically all of the
business from this part of the state.

I agree with Sen­

ator Stone in his statement as to the location of one of
the banks in St. Louis that it is not a debatable question,
for, with the standing of St. Louis financially and other­
wise, being regarded as one of the most conservative and

/
solid Cit|p£J.n a financial way in the whole country.
Please make use of this in any way you
see proper. I am,




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J . M . ST O K E S, Vice President.

/IN, PFfESID&NT-

CHAS.OySLEY,

Cashier.

T. J. OUSLEY, Ass’T.CASH»ftk.

Mercantile Trust Go.,
St ,101118,

Mo*'

Gentlemen :Fully believing tliat St .Louis District is most favorably located
for a federal Eeserve Bank,we desire to express our hopes that the
Organization Committee will name St.Louis,and include this territory
in the St.Louis District,to which district we feel naturally adapted.




Yours very truly,

O-a-s-h-i-e-r*

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WM. J. MAUTHE, P i k i i d i n t
JOHN H. HOPSON, V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
(i

I !, H f t I M n

,

IB ., C a s h ie r

G E R M A N - A M E R I C A N B A N K O F DE S O T O
C a p i t a l a n d S u r p l u s , $35,000.00

D e S o t o , M o .,

M 3c h ^ n i o g - A m e r i c a n

N ational
3t .

Loui s ,

J ciiru a r y

^ank,
M iss o u r i .

Gentlemen:
We would very much appreciate it, if you would
bring before tlie Organization Committee on January 31st
o n Federal Reserve ^anks our m o st earnest wish to be ane l u d e d i n t h e S t . JLouis .b str*i ct as o e m * the r>ost'com*
“**• ........
*"




V ery

re sp e c tfu lly

yours,

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Jeffer so n Co u n t y B a n k

D e S o t o M is s o u r i

JAN 80 1914

ftlerchanis-Laclede Nat’l B k
an ,
St. Louis, M .
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H E N R Y LEP P, P

r e s id e n t

GEORGE MAH N, V

.

ice -P r e s id e n t

.

R. B. JON ES, C a s h ie r .
T. F.COXW ELL, A

sst .

T. B. BUR SESS, A

sst

C a s h ie r ,

. C a s h ie r .




THE PEOPLES BANK

of

DE SOTO

C A P IT A L — U R P L U S -P R O F IT S
S

$ 85,000.00
D E P O S I T S
$ 500,000-00

D E S O T O , MO.

J an ^

1

14

Mr. J. A. Lewis, Cashier,
National Bank of Commerce,
St. Louis, Missouri*
jjear Mr. Lewis:
Regarding the location of a Pederal
Reserve Bank in St.Louis, beg to state that this
institution, both its officers and directors,are
desirous of it being in the St.Louis district, a n d
feel that witiiout a doubt there should be one of
the banks placed on St. Louis.
St.Louis having for a number of years
taken care of this locality, both in the way of
exchanges and rediscounts,

the organization committee

cannot, I am sure, overlook the fact that it is ab­
solutely necessary that the district around St.Louis
be incorporated this way,

in order that the business

may not be handled*
Yours very

RBJ: SR

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IB an k o f l i x o n
C A P IT A L A N D SURPLUS, $ 2 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0
H . e . R O L L IN S , P r e s i d e n t
A . H . F R A N K L IN , V IC * P R E S ID E N T
O . W . S H E L T O N , C A S H IE R .

L A V E O A S H E L T O N , A S S T . C A S H IE R




DIX O N , M ISSO U RI,

January Fourteenth,
lineteen hundred fourteen

Mechanics-.American National Bank,
Saint Louis, Missouri.
Gentlemen:-Relative to the location of one
of the Federal Reserve Banks we "beg to advise
that we belittle this section of the country
could best be served from St. Louis

and it is

our wish that a Federal Reserve Bank be establiseft
at St. Louis and that we be placed in the St. Louis
district.

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s
T. L . W R I G H T . P r e s .
J . C . S H E P P A R D , V. P r e s .

CAPITAL & SURPLUS $ 3 3 ,0 0 0 .0 0

P. J . B U R F O R D , C a s h i e r
E. E . T H A X T O N . l .
n ,
[ A s st .C a s h .
E.K . PO ND ER ,J

January 15 th,191H-•

Meclianics-jtoerican National Bank,
Saint Louis ,Missouri.
Gentlemen:Referring to your letter of the 13 thflnst.,
relative to the districts of Federal Beserve Banks.
Beg to say that we would be glad to be placed in the
Bt .Louis district and trust your influence will be so
used.
lours veiy tr

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►INCORPORATED 1890*

C P. HARMON, Pmm».
J . 0 .6 ERLACH, Ctamt*.

R

iplk

G A ^ T A L i& S U R P L U S

000.00

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iss o u r i.

Jan. 1, 11.
4 94
WRITE US

StLauis Cl«ari»£ H®u*« A»*®eiati®n,
StL«ui», M#.,
&*ntl®a®ns
T are vftry k®artily in
7e
®n® ®f tke K«»i«**l R«*«yr«

£^.v®r

®f tke «i*takli*kM®Rt ®f

Bank in St,L#uit

f

as it eertainly is

tk® »®»t desireatela l®«ati<»n f*®r tk® e®*T®ni«nfl© »f tk» kank«rs
•f tae

T
5®*t an* S®utk Central part tf tk® Unit®* Stat®*,

ant it *k®ult fc® itr«n&’ ®jt®U£k t® tak® ®ara ®f tk® waat* ©f tkii
®ntir« t®rrit®ry»
‘*

We ar® al»® in faver ®f limit#!** tk® *unk®r

Banks»




V®rj truly,

t® Si^kt

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C. S. D e F i e l d , President
R. A. D o y l e , Vice-President
W, W. B l e d s o e , Cashier
C. D* M i t c h e l l , Assistant Cashier
J. H a r l e y N e l s o n , Assistant Cashier

FARMERS BANK OF EAST PRAIRIE
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $65,000

elllb

E A S T P R A IR IE , M O.

Jan., 16, 1914.

International Bank of St. Louis,
St. Louis, Mo*
Gentlemen:It is our desire and hope that one of the
Federal Reserve ganks be located at the City of St. Louis
and this section be included in the St.Louis district.
We feel that St.Louis is the most logical point for
one of the Federal Reserve Banks and sincerely hope that

thh Organization Committe will make this designation on
their visit to your city*




Yours Very Truly,
Farmers Bank of East/FrMrie,
by;

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J. L . R I T C H I E , P

A. N. S C H W A L L E R , V

r e s id e n t

ic e

-P r

e s

H. B A N N I N G , C a

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s h ie r

N O . 1536

F A R M E R S B A N K OF E U G E N E
C A P I T A L , $12,000.00

E U G E N E , M O .,

/

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"

___________191____

T© the Organization CoMiait^ie ©f the ^©deral Htserve Board,

fentle^en:We rscouaend a federal Reserve Bank in th© City ©f
St L©uis, to he th© most convenient place,
V«ry truly Y®ura,




Farners Bank,

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I. w . W IN G O ,

W . C. PO T T E R , P r e s i d e n t

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of

V

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W . B, A P P L E & Y ,

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(S ro tie

C APITAL A N D S U R P L U S $14,000.00

F a ir G ro v e ,

/£ ~ / &
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W . J . C A L L E N D E R , PR E S ID E N T

H. A . R A B E N A U , V IC E P R E S ID E N T
O. M. T O P P A S S , C A S H IE R
C H A R T E R NO , 1412

p a t t k o f Jflorblatifc
C A P I T A L S T O C K . * 1 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0
S U R P L U S , * 3 , 0 0 0 .0 0

SfarMantr, JHtwouri

January 14, 1914.

National Bank of Commerce,
St. Louis, l o •
Gentlemen:-

t l lat

Eepljrin^ to the Clearing House Letter of l/l3, will a ay
we prefer to be in the St. Louis reserve district.




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DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
J. F. BURLINGAME, PRESIDENT
P. O. FORI8TELL, VICE PRESIDENT
F. CHAUNCEY, CASHIER
J. T. CANNON, ASST. CASHIER

J. F. BURLINGAME
L.. B. SCHULZ
P. O. FOR18TELL
F. CHAUNCEY

fflx L th itW ^ n n k

J. T. CANNON

INCORPORATED

CAPITAL $10,000.00

#

F oristell , M

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JU,




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1-20-1914

MECfiMlCS-AUEElOAE HATIOHAL BAHK.
ST.LOUIS HO.

We cUsir* te be loo&tad 1b a dietriot with
St.Louis as




b ut

Federal Reserve City.
Yeure very truly.
BAHK OP GLASGOW.

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T H E G O R IN S A V IN G S BANKS
C a p it a !.,

H . E W IN G ,

P r e sid ent




S u r p lu s

a x d

G. W . B U F O R D ,

E a h .v ix g s

* 2 0 ,0 0 0 .

V ice P r esiq ent

G O R I N , M O...

H. W E B E R ,

C ashier

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J. W. NORTH
President

B. A. THORNHILL
Cashier

E. R. HUNDHAUSEN
Vice-Pres.

xtf #:nt u s ^S'lutuuif
G R A Y S U M M I T . MO.

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W. F. R O B I N S O N , P R E S I D E N T

D. B . C A R P E N T E R , C a s h i e r

R. M. F L Y N T , V i c e - P r e s i d e n t

G L E N N T. P O L L A R D , A s s t .C a s h ie r

Th e B a n k o f H a l l s v i l l e ,
C A P IT A L

&

SU RPLUS

^ 3 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0 .

Ha l l s v i l l e . M o .

January £0, 1914,
Organization Committee
of Federal Reserve B a n k s ,
&t. Louis, Missouri*
Gentlemen:
In defining the houndari es of the several
reserve districts, it is our desire that this

Bank be left

in St. Louis territory as th&i? city is the principal depos­
itory for the funds of this




sectipa.

Respectfully,

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C o m m e r c ia l ®ltttr
gatmilmXt IPto.
OFFICERS
FREDERICK KANSTEINER, P r e s i d e n t .
GEORGE D. CLAYTON, 1 s t V i c e - P r e s i d k n t
J. T. S. HICKMAN, 2 n d V i c e - P r e s i d e n t .
EMMETT V. SETTLES, T r e a s u r e r .
HARRY A. SCHEIDKER, S e c r e t a r y .

January 17, 1914.

Mr. William F. Saunders,
Secretary, 3usines? Men's League,
3 t • Louis, Mo.
Dear Sir:
The Commercial Club of Hannibal is very
much interested in the location of a regional bank
in St. Louis.

I have just learned that a delega­

tion of six or seven bankers from Hannibal will
t

attend the hearing and they will present our reso­
lutions to the organization committee.
I assure you that Hannibal is fflad to lend,
its assistance to St. Louis in this great enterprise.




Yours truly,

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R e al E s t a t e

Lo a n s

In s u r a n c e

J.T. S.H ICKM AN .Treas.&Mgr. Sav.Depf.
E.F. MAN G ELS, Assf.Treas.
V.H.W HALEY, Secy.
C .O .M A Y E S ,M g r.R ea l Esf.XIns.Depf.

CY R U S A L B E R T S O N , President.
RO BT.R OBINSON ,V. P.
W. F.CHAM B ER LAI N ,V. R STrusf Officer.
DAN H.HAFNER.V.P.

Jan. 14, 1914.

CAPITAL & SURPLUS

$ 232,0

0 0.0 0

National Bank of Commerce,




St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:
In response to call made by
your Clearing House Association with
reference to placing the Federal Reserve
Bank in St. Louis, wish to say it is
of course very natural that we would wish
for St. Louis that she be thus favored.
It seems to us under this
new law, St. Louis very naturally becomes
the center of the financial interest of
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our country, therefore very important to
not only its immediate vicinity, but the
entire nation as wall, that the original
bank be plaoed there.
v ,j'

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yours truly,

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R i c h a r d F r a n c i s , A ss't

W m . A l l EN S m it h , P re s id e n t
J . D . D b Bu CHANa Nn E, C ash ier

N. R. D o n n e l l , V ice-President

C ashier

BANK OF HERCULANEUM
HERCULANEUM, MO.
C A P I T A L S T O C K $10,000.00

D IR E C T O R S

S U R P L U S $3,000.00

W m . A llen Smith
N . R . D onnell
i. W . Dugan
J . D. DeBuchananne
R. T . Rolufs

191

Mr, Breckenridge Jene a,President,
Mississippi Valley Trust Csmpany}
St. Louis*»M*.
Dear Mr. Jenes:~
In reply ts a circular recently essiied by the aseeci&ted
Clearing Heuse Banks,which w* received by us threugh,desiring
that we file with sur cerres^ondemt eur desires as to the district
that we sheuld faver,we take pleasure in stating that we trust
that the Organixati§n Ceirnnittee will see fit t# place one ®f t&e
Reserve Banks in the City ©f St, I*suis,and in «ur eioinion there
is equally,ms l@cality that will serve the Central and °©uth-west
as cenveniently as St. Leuis*

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J O H N A . HOGU E.

J. W . D A V IS ,

P r e s id e n t

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eoples

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ank

S. E. BAG E , C a s h i e r
GRACE RASPBERRY.

P r e s id e n t

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C A P I T A L S T O C K , *2 2 ,0 0 0 .0 0
SURPLUS,
*2 2 ,0 0 0 .0 0

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National Bank of Commerce,
St. Louis, Mo.
Gentleman:I have noticed in the daily papers that the organization
committee of the Federal reserve board will be in your city in the next
few days to hear your claims for establishing a Federal reserve bank
in your city.
As our business has been handled through your good bank we
would feel very much lost if we were placed in some other district,
and we belive it would work some hardship on us through the summer and
fall season as a reserve bank in some other district would not understand
our needs as well as the banks of your city and in conlusion we will




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JO H N

HOGU E, P r e s i d e n t

J. W . D A V IS , V

P

eoples

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GRACE RASPBERRY, Bo o k k e e p e r

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C A P I T A L S T O C K , $ 2 2,00 0 .0 0
SURPLUS,
S 2 2 ,000.00

H o lco m b , M o .,-------------------------------------- 191-

ask “
you to use vour influence and best --- --------- ---- efforts with the board to have
the banks of South East Missouri placed in connection with the Federal
Reserve Bank of the city of St. Louis.




Yours Very Truly,

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I
ronton, Mo.

Jan. 16, 1914. if#

Mechanics-Ai$eri$an National Bank,
St* Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:
In fixing the districts for the Federal Reserve Banks
it is the desire of this bank to be in the St. Louis district.




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W. B . S C H A E F E R ,

PRES.

O.

B.

KINDER,

W M . PAA R,

v io e - p r e s .

LEON

C A S H IE R .

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C LIPPA R D ,

A S S 'T C A S H IE R .

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T H E PEOPLES NATIONAL B A N K




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W.

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Third Hat *1 Banlc
StLouis MO*
The Jeffersonoity Commercial Club today
endorsing StLouis




passed strong resolutions

for a Federal reserve bank*
Sam B * Coolc.

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RESOLUTION OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FEDERATKD
CLUBS EI£DORS 11TG ST.LOUIS FOR -REGIONAL B A U K .
A t the annual convention

of the Southeast Missouri Federation of

Commercial Clubs,held at Ke nnett,January 19,in which participated representatives from the following

affiliated clubs: The Commercial clubs

of Bloomfield, Ben ton, Cape Gi rardeau, Chaffee, Campbell,Cl arkt on, Ca.ru thersvil^
Charles ton,Dexter,Doniphan,Fornf elt ,Ir ont on,Jacks on,Kennett,Malden,
Oak Ridge,Oran,Piedmont,Sikeston,
Editors association,

and Senath;

the Southeast Missouri

the Southeast Missouri Teachers association,

Southeast Missouri Drummers association,

the

the Southeast Missouri-Sortheast

Arkansas Highway association,the Cape Girardeau-West Plains Highway
association,

the Cape Girardeau Farm bureau,

the Cape Girardeau County

School D i r e c t o r s association, the Cape Girardeau County Medical associ­
ation,

the Butler County Auto and driving association,

the Stoddard

county Farm Bureau,representing the leading business organizations of
twenty counties in Southeast Missouri, unanimously endorsed the selection
o

jf St.Louis as the location for one of the Central Reserve or Regional
banks to be established under the proposed change in the Federal banking
system,the following resolution being unanimously and enthusiastically
passed:
"RESOLVED; That the Southeast Missouri Federation of Commercial
clubs hereby urges that one of the great Regional banks soon to be
established shall be located at St.Louis,the metropolis of the great
Mississippi basin,and that the Federal commission now investigating the
claims of the various cities for one of the Regional banks,be respect­
fully urged to locate one of the said Regional banks in the city of
F ^.Louis, where it will serve the interests of a vast territory,includ­
ing hundreds of important commercial centers and millions of acres of the
most fertile agricultural lands.”




Federation President,

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REGIONAL BANK AT
ST. LOUIS IS URGED
Federation of S. E. Missouri
Commercial Clubs Favors
State Metropolis.
. KELSO EE-ELECTEDHEAD
- Frisco Railroad Criticised
for Curtailing Service
Since Last June.
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S p e c i a l D i s p a t c h t o thic G l o b h - D h m o c ju l t .

K B N N E T T , MO., January 19.—f it Louis
was unanimously indorsed as one o f the
cities to obtain a regional bank under
the new currency system by the Fedaration of Southeast Missouri Commercial
Clubs, which held its annual meeting at
Kennett, Mo., to-day.
More than 500
delegates from 50 places In this portion
of the state attended and enthusiasm
over the work of the federation aurprlsed
visitors from St. Louis and other cities.
Robert E . Lee o f S t Louis addressed
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the meeting at tno afternoon session and
brought the desirability of a regional
bank in S t Louis to the attention o f tha
delegates. H e had made a strong Im­
pression by declaring St. Louis needed
the support and the business o f South­
east Missouri and that the Business Men's
League had sent him to take the message to the Federation of Clubs. F ol­
lowing his address, President G. C. Mont­
gomery of Sikes ton introduoed a motion
that the federation send a resolution to
the committee, selecting sites for regional
banks, urging the location of one in St.
Louis. The motion carried unanimously.
Two special trains carried many of the
delegates to the meeting; one left Cape
Girardeau at 8 o’ clock this morning with
fifty delegates from that plaoe. Delegations from Illmo, Benton, Commerce, Morley, Oran, Chaffee, Sikeston, Poplar
Bluff, Charleston, Morehouse, Doniphan,
Bloomfield and Campbell boarded the
train, which was crowded to standing
room by the time it arrived at Kennett.
Another train brought in the delegations
from Haytl, Caruthersville and points
further south. Blytheville, Ark., was also
represented. The Oran delegation took
the town band along: to enliven the jour­
ney.




Frisco Road Criticised.
The afternoon session was held in the
Town Opera House. C. M. Barnes of
the State Board of Agriculture addressed
the meeting on “ The Growing of Cot*
ton.” T. R. R. E ly welcomed the fed­
eration. Dr. W. S. Dearmont of the State
Normal School replied to his address and
gave emphasis to the idea that for Mis­
souri to gain its greatest good there must
be the establishment of money centers of
wealth, power and culture in the state be­
sides St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Jo­
seph.
Secretary A. H. Hinchey read
statistics to prove Tiow great Southeast
Missouri is becoming.
John H. Nolen, state drainage super­
visor, addressed the meeting and stated
that he had been assured by Champ Clark
that the bill providing for the issuance
of funds by the national treasury on
drainage bonds to finance drainage pro­
jects would be put through Congress. The
Resolutions Committee adopted several
resolution. One of them <severely criti­
cises railroads traversing Southeast Miseourl, especially the Frisco, for inade­
quate passenger service, following the
curtailment o f its service last June.
The resolutions urge:
Officers of th e fed eratio n to ta k e th e m a t­
te r to the S ta te U tilities Com m ission, if th e
roads fa ll to im prove th eir passen g er service
ad eq u a te ly , th e ir roadbeds a nd th e ir depots,
a sk a ll tow ns in the d istric t to organize com ­
m ercial clubs a nd join the federation, th a n k
th e new spapers for th e ir p a rt in exploiting
S outheast M issouri ad v an tag e s, urge a ll clubs
to send a g ric u ltu ra l ex h ib its to th e S ta te
F a ir, th e Colum bia F a rm e rs ’ W eek a nd the
P o p lar Bluff d is tric t exhibit, indorse th e H u m ­
phries- R ansdell levee bill and th e C lark d ra in age bill, approve th e fa rm a d v ise r m ovem ent
a nd m g e th e collection of inform ation a b out
iron resources of th e d is tric t a nd th e o p e ra ­
tion of furnaces.

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The Nominations Committee voted to
recommend the re-election of the old o f­
ficers of the federation: I. R. Kelso,
p r e s i d e n t ; W . S. Randall of Poplar Bluff,
vice president; A. Baudenistil of Fornfelt, treasurer, and A. H. Hinchey of
Cape Girardeau, secretary.
Sikeston
asked for the next meeting of the fed­
eration. The fall exhibition of farm
products conducted by the federation was
sent to Poplar Bluff.
To-night a banquet was held and fiveminute speeches were made by about
twenty-five heads of societies and organi­
zations in Southeast Missouri. I. R. Kelso
made his annual address.
Paul W. I
Brown of St. Louis spoke on ‘‘The E x- I
ploitaUon o£ O ur Rm oiwc»««m
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A S. TAYLOR

J, C. W ALLACE

A,

F. TAYLOR

Farmers Bank of Chariton County
CAPI TAL., $ 2 5 , 0 0 0

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ESTABLISHED 1873.
H. S E L B Y ,

PR ES

JO H N P RO PS T, V. P r e s .

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CAPITAL STOCK 1 60,000.00
SURPLUS $ 2 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0

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KIRKSVILLE.MO

January 14, 1914,

Third lational Bank,
St. Louis, Mo.
Dear Sirs:It is my sincere hope that one’ of the Federal
Reserve Banks may "be located in St. Louis and it is
our further desire to he a member of the St. Louis
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territory exist.




Yours rexj truly,

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R O Y O M E R , ASS'T. CASHIER

S. F. S T A H L . C a s h i e r

P. C. M IL L S . P r e s i d e n t

NATIONAL BANK
OF KIRKSVILLE

CAPITAL A N D S U R P L U S $75,000

K i r k s v i l l e . M o ._ January 16 thx
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St Louis Clearing House Association,
St Louis,Missouri*
Gentlemen:
The following Banks and Trust Company of
Kirksville and Adair County earnestly desire to he placed
in the St Louis District in the establishment of Federal
Reserve Tanks,as very mueh the larger portion of the business
of this territor

joes to St Louis.

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Kirksville, Mo.

State

of Hmshear,
BJRASIiKAK. MO.

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FRANKLIN KEAN, Vice -P resident
GEO. F. KERTH, Vice -P resident

ROB’T. E. COLLINS, President and Counsel
W. T. MARS, T reas . and Real Estate O fficer

L. J. KERTH, Secretary
M. H. WILSON, Asst . T reas .

C A PITAL STOCK, $100 ,0 0 0
U N IT ED STATES D EPO SITO RY FOR POSTAL SAVINGS FUNDS
SAFE D E PO SIT BOXES FO R RENT

K i r k w o o d , M o . jan. 14, 1914,
,
Festus J. Wade, President
Mercantile 3?rust do. & Mercantile National Bank,
St* Louis, Mo.
Dear Sir:As one of your clients and a corporation of the
State of Missouri, we feel that an expression of this GTompany to you, would not he improper, as to the location of
the Federal Reserve Banks in the United States under the
new law which is about to he put into effect.
St. Louis being one of the three reserve cities
of the United States and serving the large territory of
the same over, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, fexas, Arkansas,
Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi,
parts of Illinois and Indiana, at the present time, we
believe that St. Louis should be made the location of ohe
of the Reserve Federal Banks.
Trust that with this and other expressions from
banks in your territory, you may be able to prevails

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with the Organization Committee on January £lst when they
visit the Oity#
Yours very truly,

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Treas.

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J . M .H U FF , P r e s .

O. L . M E E K , V ic e -P r e s .

Ko s h k o n o n g S

tate

J.S . HOLLOWAY,C a sh ier

Bank

C A P IT A L & S U R P L U S $ 1 3 , 0 0 0 . 0 0

KOSHKONONG, MO.

Ja n *

1914.

State National Bank,
Saint Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:While our hank is a small one.the hanking influenee very limited we wantyCadvise you that it is our wish that
we he in the Saint Louis^distriet.
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A. L. CUMMINGS, President
LOUIS H AUSM ANN, Vice-President
H. W. DORNAN, Cashier

DIRECTORS

B ank

of

C a p ita l,

L a b a d d ie

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F u l l P a id .

OTTO W. HORN
LOUIS F. STRICKER
ADOLPH H. EHLERS
FLORENZ DREWEL
A. L. CUMMINGS
H. W. DORNAN
LOUIS H A U SM A N N

L A B A D D IE , MO.

Jan. I4th, 1914

International Ban*.
St* &0ttl8.

Gentlemen;f o have your Inquiry of the 15th Inst* relative
t
to the placing of a regional reserve ban* in St* Louis,
fe bellewe St. Louis would make an ideal location
for a regional reserve ban*. Both geogrsphinally and as a
center of a very large business area it holds the first place
in the south and middle mat*

He understand that nearly

all the smaller banks in a dosen tributary states have been
carrying their reserves in St. Louis in the past and by placing
a reserve bank there9 it would only help the people enjoy the
benefits of the new currency law and still have this bank as
close to as large a number as possible*
Por our mutual benefit we hope you will be able to
explain this to the Organisation Committee* so they will see
the advantages to the public, as well as the banks# in placing
a regional reserve bank in St. Louis*




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S .W . DAUGHERTY, President
J . B . G O O D D I N G , V.Prest.

R.E G O O D D I N G , Cashier.
L E O N E.'TAN S I L, Asst. Cash.

La P l a t a , M o .
January 14, 1914,

Mr. R. S. Hawes, Vice Pres.,
Third National Bank,
St. Louis,
Missouri.
Dear Mr. Hawes
I have noted with interest the
fact that St. Louis is very anxious to secure the
Federal Reserve Bank for this section. It has
also been called to my attention that other cities
in our community have been making a strong fight
to secure it# When the currency law was completed
and passed by Congress, it was a foregone conclu­
sion that St. Louis should have the Federal Re­
serve Bank for this community. Located as it is,
the gateway between the east and the west, and
standing like a modern Gibraltar in the financial
world, I cannot see how any other city should be
selected for this important financial institution.

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I know for more than half a century St* Louis has been the reserve center for the
states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana#
and as a reserve center makes a well balanced di&trict for ample banking sources to make itself sufficient.
Furthermore, such a district follows the
natural course of business and the flow of exhanges.
It is certainly our wish that we
shall be in the St. Louis district and I think it
would be a sad mistake if this regional bank should
be located any other place than St. Louis.
If I can be of any sergice to you
in this cause, feel free to command me.

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C APITAL A N D S U R P L U S , $ 5 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0
C . W . R U B E Y , president
W . C. J o s l y n , vice president
S . F. Lumm, cashier
C . C. D r a p e r , assistant cashier
A . P. D r a p e r ,

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assistant cashier




January 14,1914.

Third national Bank,
St.Louis ,
Mo.

Gentlemen;We truly hope that St.Louis will have a
Federal Beaerve Bank and that the District hen
establishes "by the Committee ..ill eiuhr&oe li^souri*
Kansas., liebrasjia* Texas ,
Arkansas /Ckiahoi a, entucky,
"Tennessee,Louisiana,Vissi-sippi* Soutliern Illinois
Hid' Southern Indiana all of which have beer, so long*
tributary to your city.
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The reasons given in the letter of the St.Louis
Clearing House Association of the 13th are very
convincing and should have great weight with the
Committee.The District as outlined would preserve
the channels of business intact that have naturally
grown up for generations and by their very famili­
arity would do much to coiHmend the new System to
the confidence of the banks and business people.

Very truly yours,

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© . M . M O O R E , P K I I ’ T.

J. M. V I N C E N T ,

T . H . B . M O U L D E R , V I C K P R E S ’T.




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CAPITAL. & SURPLUS $8 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0

LINN C R E E K , MO.,

Jan* 15th 1914.

The Natl Bank of Commerce,
St. Louis, Mo.,
Dear Sirs:~
We certainly think St. Louis should be named by
the committe in eftrge of the matter , as a Federal Reserre
City bank, and taking the geog*#phic location , and the fact

that it !»»»

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into^

consideration , cant concive of their Failing to name
I t .Loui'sr***^^S
Very truly,

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P R E S ID E N T

AN G LEN.
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NO. 6 4 6

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C A P IT A L A N D S U R P L U S , $ 3 6 , 0 0 0 .0 0
S.

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P R E S ID E N T

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G .A .R A D F O R D , P r E ST

HARRY C.FRANCISCO,C
ashier

G.E.C. S H A R P , V i c e P r e s t

J.r. SWISHER,ASSTC
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S U R P L U S C P R O F IT S $ 4 0 . 0 0 0 . 2 °

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ST EPH A N B E R T E L S , P R E S ID E N T

H . P . F B E N C H , C A SH IER

N . M . F R IE D M A N , V -P R E S ID E N T

H . Y E L T O N , B O O K K E E PE R

M A R T IN S B U R G
C A P IT A L A N D

BANK

SUR PLUS

$ 3 7 ,5 0 0 .0 0
M a r t in s b u r g , M o .

Jan. I5th 1914.
\
Mechani cs-Amerlean National BanXf
St.LouistMo.
Gentlemen:—
Please say to the Organization Commitfceewhen it meets in
St.LorMis Jan 21 st. that we most heartily endorse the City of st.Lo&is
as the.proper location for a Federal Reserve BanK.




Yours truly,
Martlnshxirg Bank

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H O W A R D S T E E L , Phbsident
E A R L W. S W A R T Z , V -President
ice

G E O . D. S T E E L ,
A LB E RT DEAN,

B a n k of M atthews

A -

C A P I T A L , $10,000.00

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CAsmmri
Ass’T Cashier

Dec 14th. 1913

Meeh, Amer. Natl. Bank.
St. Louis, Mo..
Gentlemens-

genUsent

of our t 0 ard of d i r e c t o r s

the rgssrTe district of ot« Louis,
xours Very Truly.
'Bank Of Mat the
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L. B. HAWTHORN, Vice-Pres.

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Montgomery City, M o. ,

Feb .2 6 ,19 14 •

Honorable Win, G. EcAdo'6,
Washington B.C.
Bear Sir:We the undersigned representing the Commercial Club of our
City do petition you to locate a Regional Bank at St. Louis,Mo. We
believe it is the great Commercial center of the
properly located for such a bank.It is recognized as a far greater
Commercial center than Kansas City or any other City in this region.




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NEOSHO, MISSOURI.
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H E D G rK S , P r e s id e n t
B R O C K M A N , S e c j’y
M o G I N T Y , T h e as .
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“F r a B tte Neosho”
o e r
Office of the Secretary

NEOSHO, MO.

Janaary 14, 1914

To The Organization Committee
of the
Federal Beserve Board,
Washington, D. C.

WHEREAS, we regard the City oi
logical center of the financial acts
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and the “
base of supplies for this rapidly developing section
of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the Oity of St. Louis is one of the pre-eminent
business points of America and of great importance as a trade
and financial center;
BE If RESOLVED that this organization, the U10SH0
COMMERCIAL CLUB, recommend to your Honorable Body the
selection of the Oity of St. Louis for the establishment
of one of the four great regional, or Central Reserve
Regional Banks.




Secretary

ir e c t o r s

E. C. C O U L T E R

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J O H N R E E S , P R E S ID E N T

D . C . H E R B E R T , V IC E P R E S ID E N T

farm ers and Merchants

J . T . M A G E E , C A S H IE R

of pew Cambria

PAID UP CAPITAL, $10,000.00
SURPLUS,
- 3,000,00
N E W C A M B R IA . MO.,

Jan.16,1914. 1 1
9

National Bank of Comaeree,
Saint Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen;
We hope that Saint Louis will get one of the
National Reserve Banks and that we will " o in the Saint
fe
Louis District.




Very respectfully,

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J. H. ALSOP, President

J. A. KINGSBURG,

vice - president

THE CITIZENS BANK OP NEW FRANKLIN
NEW FRANKLIN, MO.

January I4~th I914

Third Nation*1 Bank
SaintrJ.ouis Mo,
Gentlemen:—
ffe have your circular letter

asking us If we wish to be placed

In the St-Louis District for Federal reserve Bar&s & In ans?/er have to
say the we certainly do wish to be placed In the St-T-ouis distriot

To Mr
 Hail.


Sincerely &o
The Citizens
By

of New Franklin Mo

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LEE HUNTER, P r e s i d e n t
DAVI D MANN, I S J V i c e P r e s 't
J. K.ROBBINS, 2N Di c e P r e s ' t
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W. H.GARANFLO,
C hairman A dvisory Board
C. J. PRINCE,
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d. F. GOR O N . A s s 't C a s h i e r
D

C O M M E R C IA L H A \ K
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$ 7 5 ,o o o .q p

NEW MADRID, MISSOURI

January 14, 1914

national Bank of Commerce,
St. Louis, Ho.
Gentlemen:
We hope that in the organisation of the several
districts for the Federal Reserve Banks now being organized
"by the organization committee, that this territory will “
be
in the district allotted to the bank in St. Louis.

The

established trade and business conditions n v; mak# St.
o
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Louis the logical banking point for all of this section and
it would, no doub.t, work a hardshig upon the banks here
should we be placed in any other district.

We hope that

you wo 1&( use what influence you can to see that our
institution is placed within a district whose reserve bank
is located at St. Louis,

CJP/FH




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WI

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Form 16S

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

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OWENSVILLE MO

JANY17TH 1914

FESTUS J WADE
PRES STLO IDS CLEARING HOUSE A S S O C IA T IO N
THE OFFICE RS AND DIRECTORS OF
MO STRONGLY FAVOR

THE OWENSVILLE BANK OF OWENSV1LEE

S T L O U IS FOR FEDARAL

RESERVE BANK PLEASE MAKE

KNOWN OUR PREFERENCE TO ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE




S T L O U IS MO

M A S M IT H,

CASHIER

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G . T . L E W IS , V. P ros.

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D IR E C T O R S
DR. S. S A N F O R D

G . T. L E W IS
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taN’ 16 1914
H O N 1 MESSRS HOUSTON,
AND McADOO.
St LOUIS, MO.
GENTLEMEN,
WE MOST RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT TO YOU, THE FOLLOWING
ACTION OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF SHB PALMYRA COMMERCIALASSO
CIATION , IN SESSION TODAY, IN REFERENCE TO THE LOCATION OF THE
CENTRAL RESERVE BANK WHICH IS TO GOVERN THIS COMMUNITY.
IT IS THE UNANIMOUS SENSE OF THIS BODY.- THAT THIS COMMUNITY THIS STATE - AND THE MANY STATES MAKING U*> THE GREAT MISSISSIPI
VALLEY COALITION, WOULD BE BETTER SERVED AND THE FINANCIAL AND
ECONOMICAL CONDITIONS OF THIS IMMENSELY PRODUCTIVE AND WEALTHY
TERRITORY BE BETTER MAINTAINED BY THE LOCATION OF SUCH CENTRAL
RESERVE BANK IN THE CITY OF St LOUIS.
OF THIS CITY, WHOSE
STEADFASTNESS IN FOLLOWING THECOURSE OF HONEST, CONSERVATIVE
BANKING,CARRYING IT THROUGH THE MANY CRISlfjj&THAT HAVE CRUSHED
OTHER FINANCIAL CENTERS IN THE LAST DECAD e S&B* T W O .WE RECOGNIZE
THAT IT HAS TRULY MADE AND WON THE DISTINCTION OF BEING TH#



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FURTHER PURPOSE OF CONSERVING, INSTEAD OF DISRUPTINO THE ENOR­
MOUS AND PLEASANT RELATIONS-JQf^EXISTINO - St LOUIS SHOULD BE
- ----- 'OF A OREAT FEDERAL^BANK .
’
MOST RESPECTFULLY YOURS.




PRES’.

SECY.

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D R . 8 . S A N F O R D , P re f.

Q. T. LEWIS, V. Psea.

I, Treat*

D IR E C T O R S
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S. SANFORD. PRESIDENT

J E. ANDERSON. CASHIER
.

T J SUTER, V ice-President
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CA PITA L $ 7 5 , 0 0 0
S U R P L U S $ 7 5 , 0 0 0

JRtssouti.

J a n ’y 14,1914,

E. M. Hubbard, r as}|i er:*
St Louis,Me.
B ear Sir:It is, ths opin ion of...tiLia.
!bank that the territory
it is si lif t e d .is a natural ar4 nscsssary p a r t 'of an;;'Reserve district
TtavKiTst .
Louis J o t fiTs j J £ a l . Has q x v .% elty,and wo 'most surely 15erXeW^flTlrE St Louis is^the'logical point for one of the most
import­
ant Federal Reserve Banks to serve this section of the south and central
west*
There is no more important part of the Union and we certainly
think that with St Lotkis as the financial center and a well balanced
reserve district that the business welfare and the general prosperity
of this great section will be immeasurably enhanced.
Such momentous
considerations ought to powerfully determine the action of the
ization Committee.
Yours truly,
Done by order of the
Board of Directors


This Jan'y 14,1914.


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E. K . STONE,

January

15,

1914 •

Mr, F.O.Watts, Pres.,
Third National Bank,
St. Louis, Mo.
Dear Sir:~
Some banks in this section of Missouri
are a little apprehensive lest the vigorous cam­
paign which is being waged by one of our very am­
bitious, but infant, cities might divert the atten­
tion of the Reserve Bank Organisation Committee from
the far superior claims and advantages of St* Louis
as a center of the district to be located in this
part of the oountry.
This being exclusively St* Louis teritory
we are naturally desirous of being placed in a
distriot to be served by a Regional Bank loca­
ted at St* Louis*

V ic e -P re s id e n t

C a sh ier

J . N . MAGRUDER,
J . E . DEA VE R,

r ih d e n t

V ic e-P re sid en t

J . M . CRUTCHERj

Rational |8 m t k




.

D. BUCKNER,

A s s t.

A s s t.

C a sh ie r

C a sh ie r

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'V M. F . B u c k n e r ,
D.

J. M . CRUTCHER,
E. K . STONE,
J . E. DE A VE R,

17, 1913

Mr. F.O.Watts, Pres.,
Third National Bank#
St. Louis* Mo.
My daar Mr. Watts:Replying to yours of the 16th inst. beg to
say: My letter of the 15th expressing the hope
that a Federal Reserye Banh;.*n&y be located at St.
Louis was writ1 en at +he solicitation of your
Clearing House Association and you may feel free
to use it as you may see fit.
In compliance with your request I shall try
to be in St. Louis on the 22nd..
Very truly your!

V ic e -P re s id e n t

V ic e-P re sid en t

C a sh ier

J . N. M A G R U D E R ,

J anuary

P res id en t

BUCKNER,

A s s t.

C a sh ie r

A s s t.C a s h ier

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Mechanic* American rational Bank
St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen;are of the opinion that the location of
St. Louis recommends itself to the Qommittee as a proper
place for the establishment of one of the Regional Banks
to be established under the new law, but the location is
supplemented-with the financial stability of St. Louis
and its large commercial interests and its large and repidly increasing population puts its selection by the Com­
mittee beyond cavil, for from that center a great territory,
are not personally represented on the 31st.
inst.,-when the Committee is present, we ask that you rep­
resent us before the Committee in our request for the se­
lection of- £t ."‘ •Louis as a proper place for one of. the
‘
■
Reserve Banks to be established and may further state that
the Banking and Business interests will do all in their
power to oarry into effect the purpose of the new law and
hope fo* a renewal of business along lines of thrift and
safety.
Respectfully,
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Bank of Piedmont

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Exchange Bank of Piedmont

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J. B. IMMELE, Ist Vice-President
N. W. WILLIAMS, 2nd Vice-President

E. H. HARRIS, President

J. S. CRUSE, Cashier
S. L. STITES, Asst. Cashier

Cfje C t t t ? e 0 t iSattli
t
OF PILOT GROVE

CAPITAL STOCK $20,000.00
SURPLUS $2,000.00

PILOT GROVE, MO., January, 14th. 1914

Merchants-Laelede National Bank,
St Louis,

Mo.

Gentleraen:As the time is nearing for the districts to be formed for
the Regional Reserve Banks, and believing it to be to our interest
to continue with St Louis, as our reserve center, we desire that you,
as our correspondent, put fourth every effort in your power, to have
us placed in the St Louis district*




Trusting you may be successful in this matter.
I am very truly.

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B Y R D DU N C A N ,

President .

U N IT E D

STATES

D E P O S IT O R Y

P O P L A R BLUFF, MO.

Jan. 14, 1914

Mechanies-American lational Bank,
St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:
We desire to go on record as in favor of St.
Louis for the location of the Regional Reserve Bank for
this District, feeling that our interests will be best
subserved by reason of the establishment of the bank in
St. Louis.
Yours truly

Vice President
MGH-M




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Third National Bank,
St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen :—




It is our wish that we toe placed in the
St. Louis district when fixed for the Federal Reserve
BanKs, and will be disappointed if we are not.

Very Truly Yours,

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JA S . O 'H A LLO R A N , P re s id e n t
M.

P.

J-

EVANS, V ic e -P re s id e n t

A R M S TR O N G , C

C. O. H E N D R IC K S , A

B A N K OF

ashier
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RICHLAND

C A PIT A L ., $ 2 0 , 0 0 0
S U R P L U S , $ 1 5 ,0 0 0

R I C H L A N D , MO..

Jan. 14, 1914.

Merchants-Laclede National Bank,
St* Louie, Mo.
Gentlemen*--‘
Referring to letter of St. Louie Clearing House send out
by you, we deelre to aeeure you that we are heartily in favor of St.
Louie being eelected for one of the Regional Banks, but it is not olear
to ue whether you want thie expression from ue or one to the effect
that we deelre certain states included in your territory. At any rate

youa

lnteraaia.

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w want to give you Just suoh a letter ae you want. To thie end I
enclose blank stationery. Dictate a letter and senA to ue for our
signature. It will have to J?e
«trortg if it fails to get our
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signature.
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■arm s.

Jan 17th 1914
Kr

J. A. Lewis

Cashier
Nat *1 ^ank

Commerce
3t,Leuis,

Dear

Tftien
are

Mo*

Sir:-

fixed, we

the

districts

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St.Leuis,

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previsions ©f

the

Currency

Bill.




Very

truly,

Q -jv r t ~ t 4 )
Cashier

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M e r c h a n t s a n d Fa r m e r s B a n k
c.c. BLAND, President.
ED W IN LONG,Vic e-Prest.

J H. SMITH, Cashier.
W.J.M^CAW, Asst Cashier.

R O L L A , MO,

Holla, M c .,

Jan. 14" 1914

Ir. Walker B. Hill, President,
Mechaaics-American Nat’l Bank,
St*

^©uis.

Mo*

Dear Sir:I aote that the Committee considering the location of the
Federal

serve Banks will be in St. Louis on the P I " .

I trust that

it may ' e possible to show these gentlemen conclusively that St. Louis
fe
is the logical point for one of these banks which, I am sure, is the
fceleif of fr»&tically all the banks in the Southwest.




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Mr. Geo. E. Hoffman, Cash.,
Merchants-Laclede Natl Bank,
St Louis, Mo,
D ar Sir:We note that there will be a hearing
before the Oganization Committee of St Louis
bankers relative to making St Louis a reserve
center, and locating Federal Reserve Bank as
provided in late currency legislation.
When this action is taken we shall
hope to be incl^qtg<l,1$ the St Louis district',
and'ma^ possibry become a member in near fut, re.




Yours very truly,

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N o. 2 6 0
H E N R Y A N G ER T, President
C A R L D A U D T , Vice President
J . A , S C H RE IB E R , Cashier
C .B .M U D D , A ss'tC a sh ie r

Jagy* 14th f 1914.

Mr. B* S. Hawes, Vice .Pres.,
Third national Bank,
St* Louis, Mo.
Dear Sir;It is the wish of this hank that the Organization
Committee establish a Federal Reserve Bank in St* Louis,
and of course it is our desire to be in the St. Louis district*
Kindly hare this expression of our wishes placed in
the hands of the Organization Committee and oblige,




Yours very truly,

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J . R. M A T L O C K , P r e s i d e n t

!-•.

TLOCK, C a s h ie r .

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A L B T . J. G R E IN K E , A s s 't . C a s h ie r .

« r‘.

tth 1914.

To the
Reserve Board
GentlemensWe most earnestly request that St. Louis#Misssouri be made
a Reserve City and ask your most favorable consideration of the same.
%st , T M s seotion of the state has only the accommodation
of One Railroad,the direct destination of which is St. Louis.
We can send our items in one day and receive credit the next.
S S & r i & f c J s e l l
pra&UQ^Uy
a ? 4 the ^ooM^fleA ln'tHe Soutnwest and all Cks. ire payed and
0 1 ear edf t h o u g h t h a t o l /
1*» ****•*>«- »v" .
Any
would seriously cripple our easy
method of transacting same business which we now enjoy besides the
loss of interest on our bank balances and the indirect communications
which we would be placed.
Thanking you in advance for your favorable consideration
1 am,




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(W.

I b©@ to aaatuno ycm that

the additional tes~

tiaooy Bubmittiod mtii your totter of Fobratiry
mipperfc of yoe? -nrqtt**t tlmt St*

2 0 th,

is

Missouri y Ini

included i c ihe territory to be aomrod by Gi4ea®o should
f
a Feder&l Steeervi B i f be located at that place* will bo
adc
brought to Uso attention of tbe ConiBittee a d considered
by It before this qaeetion is finally detewtfjied*

Beapeotftilly,

Secretary*

Beeerve Basfc O rganisation Comalt t o e .

Mr* ¥• A* F* HcDoimld, Onager*

St# J©ee$b Clerariag Hoaae Association*
St* Joseph, Missouri*




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American Association of Masters, Mates and Pilots
HARBOR NO. 28
HU NTER BEN JENKINS, A M f . S E C R E T A R Y




p h o n e : b e l l , o l i v e 4197

PH IL. H. H A C K E R , P R E S ID E N T

(JILL;
room

ST. L O U IS , M O .,

JLU IILIAR Y

607 Ho u ser

I£

b u il d in g

-191

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P. W. CoNLET (SOFT. TERMS., FRISCO LINE#), PRESIDENT.

E. W, Moobe (strpT. m. * o. a. b.), V ice -P re sid en t.

Efhe American Association of Siailroad Superintendents
&

&

B a ltim o r e
O h io S o u th w e s te r n R. R.
C h ica go, B u r lin g to n & Q uincy R. R.
C h icago, P e o r ia & S t. L o u is R’t Co. o f I llin o is .
C h icago & A lt o n R. R.
C leveland , C incinnati , C hicago & St. L oots R’t.
C hicago & E astern I llinois R. R.
I llinois C entral R. R . C o .
L ouisville & N ashville R. R.
L itchfield & M adison R ’y .
' ^ sissippi R iver & B onne T e r b e R ’ t .
30UR1, K ansas & T ex as R ’ t .
,soubi P acific R ’ t .
Mobile & O hio R. R.
R ock I sland L ines .

ST.

Room

L O U IS

101

S t. L o u is
San F ra n cisco R. R.
S t . L ouis N ational S tock Y ards .
S t . L ouis T ransfer C o .
S t. Louis, T r o t & E a s te r n R. R.
S outhern R’t.
St . L ouis S outhw estern R’t.
St. L ouis & B ellev ille E lectric R ’ t .
St . L ouis & O ’F allon R ’t .
T e rm in a l R a ilr o a d A sso c ia tio n o f St. Loum.
T o le d o , St. L o u is
W e s te rn R. R.
V a n d a lia R. R.
W abash R ailroad .
W iggins F e rrt C omp ant .

D IV IS IO N .

u n i o n station.

&

E. H. H A R M A N ,
Secretary.

*/
?.

eCouis, D o ,
e.
n u

Jan. 17th, 1914.
si

Mr. A, L. Shapleigh,

P r e s i d e n t , the Business Men*s le a g u e

o
f

S t . L o u is ,

51© Loeust St*, €ity.
Dear Sir:Referring to your letter of Jan. 9th in regard to the
location of one of the four great regional hanks in St. Louie,
Beg to advise our Art!©lee of Organization which provide
for the development and solution only of problems connected with
railroad operation, wouli preclude of talcing such aetlon as suggested
in your letter regarding this matter*

lowever, I am sure X voice

the sentiment of all the member* ih stating that they would welcome
the location of such an insiittttlsn in ft. Louis.




R e s p e c tfu lly ,

S e c re ta ry .

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A m er ic a

S o c ie t y

of

En g in e e r in g

Contractors

ST. L O U IS SECTIO N
COUNCILORS

A. P. G R E E N S F E L D E R , c h a i r m a n
J. B. MY E RS , v i c e - c h a i r m a n
W M . C. S W A R T O U T , SE CR ET AR Y
L. C. F. METZ GER , T R EA SU RE R

W. R. H A Y N I E
A . L. J O H N S O N
R. L. M U R P H Y

M E E T IN G 2ND T U E S D A Y OF EAC H M O N T H . 3 8 17 O L I V E

STREET

O FF IC E OF TH E SE CRE TAR Y

.

3 8 4 0 B O T A N IC A L A VENUE

ST. LOUIS,

h ,'

WHEREAS Congress has enacted a new Currency Lajr,
■believed to materially improve our present Banking System,
which provides for the establishment of Regional or Fed­
eral Reserve Banks in certain Cities selected by the
Organization Committee of the Federal Reserve Board, and,
WHEREAS it would appear that four or more of the
eight Regional or Pederal Reserve Banks are to be located
in the larger Cities of the United States, and,
WHEREAS St Louis, the fourth City in population
has heretofore served as a Central Reserve City, a terri­
tory on the West, South and South-West, embracing
Agricultural,Manufacturing, Mining, Mercantile, Commercial,
and Financial interests ao vast as to demand recognition,
therefore,
/
BE IT RESOLVED that t/e American Society of Engi­
neering Contractors thf^ugh/their St Louis Section go on
record as favoring: St Louis as a superior location for
a Regional Bank, and tfiatTwe respectfully urge said Honor­
able Organization Committee to select St Louis as the
location of a Regional or Pederal Reserve Bank, which
shall be commensurate with the stratsgfttie, Geographical
and Commercial importance of St Louis, and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of these resolu­
tions be mailed immediately to the Organization Committee
of the Pederal Reserve Board at Washington, D. C. and
that a Committee of two be appointed by the Chair to
present a copy of these resolutions to the organization
Committee of the Pederal Reserve Board at their St Louis
meeting.




_
COMMITTEE

_

CHAIRMAN

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A DDItKSS ALL. C O JIM rNlO A nO K S TO THE COMPANY

xto'IKItMCSi.VN' T r I T S T 1 € k » M I * i V V i r
710 G IIK S T N IJ T S T .

fSddranaijiCtam P f a j y mr

.1 .VAN 1 IP HR, Prhsioknt
.0
4

Exhibit No, fL
Hearing at M Hon. William f * McAdoo,
f
Chairman, Organization Committee,
Washington, B.O*
My dear Sir:-

am w
/I
....

As requested by your Committee wt e n in Saint Louis, I send -/ST"""..
under separate cover, fo?ur maps outlining Sight Districts, and attach­
ed to each map, information concerning the Territory of each, ss re 11
as the Capital Stobk of the several Reserve Banks based on the aggre­
gate Capital and Surplus of the national Banks in the District.
1 have not taken into consideration the State Banks and Trust Com­
panies, as there is no reliable information as to how many will take
advantage of the Act.
I think it fair to presume, however, that the
percentage will he about equal in the different sections, so that the
Capital of the several Be servo Banks would be proportionately increas­
ed.
X finely believe that Eight Districts will serve the country much
better than a greater number, and in outlining these Districts I have had
in view what I consider three essentials, viz.:

!•

As nearly as possible. Equal isat ion of Capital.

Zm

She diversification of territory, making each barjk self-sufficient.

g.

So locating the Reserve Cities and Districts so as to as far as
possible keep business in the well-defined channels.

In talking with the members of Clearing Houses throughout the Weat and
Southwest, I found at the time not one Banker who appreciated the functions
of the branches to be established by the Federal Bank of the District. She
information I received indicates that in most instances where Cities in the
Southwest are asking for Districts with their own City as the Reserve Center,
the commercial bodies rather than the barkers started the agitation, on the
theory that a Reserve Bank of itself meant mch. toward the building up of
their particular locality, provided a Bank wcdMb there established. She bank­
ers themselves admitted that their investment in stock of the Reserve Bank
would be much safer and more liable to be a dividend stock if the Territory
covered an area having crops and diversified interests, thereby keeping the
funds of the Bank in use during the year, and further, that it would serve
the bankers* and business interests more efficiently.




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Hon* William S. McAdoo, - 2 -

The Territory west of Ohio has had Chicago and Saint Louis as Reserve
Cities since the passing of the national Bank Act. The trend of trade is well
established and defined. JTo violence will he done either the Cities compet­
ing* the banks or the business interests by locating the Reserve Banks and
Districts as indicated.
X believe you will agree with me that wherever you locate a Reserve
Bank and whatever Territory is allotted each District, there will be more
or less dissatisfaction. I believe you will also agree, that in dividing
the Territory, the nearer you follow the essentials, namely, Equalization
of Capital, Diversified Territory, and Channels of Trade, the quicker the
dissatisfaction will disappear and the smoother will be the operation of
the System.
The
portance
City can
adjacent

Districts as outlined ought to be changed wherever a City of im­
is located near the division line, provided the bankers in that
convince the Committee of their absolute domination of certain
Territory.

The contention of the Eastern bankers of the necessity of a bank with
enormous capital in order to command the respect of bankers abroad, must
have been made without giving thought to the fact that the Reserve Board
controlling and exercising authority over all the Reserve Banks will natur­
ally make a consolidated statement of the resources and liabilities for the
benefit of our own people as well as bankers in foreign countries, Just as
the Managers of the Reserve Banks will include in their statement the resourc­
es and liabilities of the Branch Banks in the District.
I believe firmly in the efficacy of the measure and the good judgment
of the Committee.
If the maps forwarded you or any thought I have offered is of the slight­
est value in helping you solve the very difficult problem before you, X shall
feel amply repaid.

January
Twenty-e ighth
nineteen Fourteen
j c t o /h j j




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mHm
V W

2

fobruary ' ndf.

1914*

S irt
Oo b oh a lf o f tlMi Organisation C©»~
.Blit#** I Vi® to aakjK>*ladg» the r o e e i p% o f your
f&vot

the

28th

and a ls o o f th® fou r naps sa g -

[resting' tfe* lo c a tio n s o f ths variou s Fodoral Rs~
ss r rs Bank* and d e fin in g tho d i s t r i c t to bs sorvad
% sash*

fo u r l e t t o r and o * h ib it w ill bo ca llo d

t c th« a tten tion o f th» Cocuaitto* and aonoidered
by It in dstsrm iaisg thsss qtssstisns*
Reopoctfully,

Socr«taryf
Esse nr# Sank O rganisation Cotaeaitiaa .

Hr. # * G. fan Rip«r* ?r««id © n tf
■
American Trust Company,
Saint Loui®, Mo.

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REGIONAL
RESERVE

1,

No. 2,

• 5,
•

LOCATION

TERRITORY COVERED

Boston,

Maine ,
New Hampshire,
Vermont,
Massachusetts,
Rhode Island,
Connecticut.

New York City,

New York State, except that
portion West of the Susque­
hanna River.

Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania, except that
portion West of a line drawn
Baltimore, Md*, from Bradford South to Johns*
or
town.
Washington, D.C.,New Jersey,
Delaware,
Maryland,
District of Columbia.

AGGREGATE CAPITAL
NATIONAL BANKS
IN DISTRICT
$166,000,000

320,000,000,00

Nineteen Million'i,

275,000,000.00

Sixteen and
Half Million.

No. 4,

Virginia,
137,000,000.00
West Virginia,
Atlanta, Ga.,
North Carolina,
South Carolina,
or
Georgia,
Florida,
New Orleans, La. Alabama,
Mississippi, except that por­
tion from intersection of East
line of Tennessee, South to includeColumbus, then Southwest
across the State to the inter­
section with the Louisiana line.
Louisiana, except that portion
Southwest from intersection with
the Mississippi line to include
Monroe, Coltmibia, Natchitoches
and Sabine County.

No. 5,

Pittsburgh,

Richmond, Va#,

Cincinnati, 0.
or
Cleveland, 0.

No* 6 ,

Chicago,




CAPITAJ//F
RESERWBANKS.

Eight and Quar­
ter Million.

New York, West of the Susque­
225,000,000*00
hanna River.
Pennsylvania. West of a line
drawn South from Bradford to
Johnstown.
Ohio.
Kentucky, except that portion
West of a line drawn from Har­
din to the State line of
Tennessee at Gallatin.
Tennessee, except that portion
West of a line irawn from Gal­
latin to the intersection of the
Mississippi line and the Tennessee
River, including Nashville.

Thirteen and
Half Million,

Illinois. except that portion
from Quincy, East to include
Springfield, then Southeast
to include Mattoon, entering
Indiana just North of Terre
Haute,
Indiana, except that portion
West of a line drawn from
Terre Haute Southeast to in­
tersect the Kentucky line
West of Louisville at Hardin.
Michigan,
Wisconsin,
Iowa,
Nebraska,

Eighteen and
Half Million.

SOS,000,000.00

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No. 6 ,

Chicago (Cont.)

Minnesota,
North Dakota,
South Dakota,
Montana, except that portion
lying West of the principal
range of the Rocky Mountains.
Wyoming, except that portion
lying West of the principal
rarigd* of tihe Rocky Mountains •

No. 7,

St. Louis,

Missouri,
#210,000,000.00
Arkansas,
Kansas,
Oklahoma,
Texas,
Illinois, from Quincy East
to include Springfield, then
Southeast to include Mattoon,
entering Indiana just North
of Terre Haute.
Indiana, from Terre Haute
Southeast along a line in­
tersecting Kentucky West of
Louisville at Hardin.
Kentucky, in a Southwesterly
direction from Hardin to the
Tennessee line just East of
Gallatin.
Tennessee. from Gallatin along
a Southwesterly line to the in­
tersection with the Mississippi
line and Tennessee River to include
Nashville.
Mississippi, from intersection
of East line of Tennessee South
to include Columbus.
Then
Southwest across the State to in­
tersection with the Louisiana
line.
Louisiana. Southwest from inter­
section with Mississippi, to in­
clude Monroe, Columbia, Natchi­
toches and Sabine County.
Colorado, that portion East of
the foothills of the Rocky Moun­
tain range.

Twelve and
Half Million.

No. 8 ,

San Francisco,

Washington,
Idaho,
Oregon,
Colorado, West of the foothills
of the Rocky Mountains.
Utah,
Nevada,
California,
Arizona,
New Mexico,
Montana^ West of the principal
range of the Rocky Mountains,
Wyoming, West of the principal
range of the Rocky Mountains.

Nine Million.




147,000,000.00

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.ASURER, DANIEL J. KERWIN
S e c r e t a r y . W. E. MAGERS

BE LL , MAIN 1075

PRESIDENT. W A R R E N SK INN ER
V i c e - P r e s i d e n t , E A R L R. BRITT




|Bcn jfranfeltn Club of &aint HoutS
( IN C O R P O R A T E D )

613-14-15 THIRD N A T IO N A L B A N K BUILDING
B r o a d w a y a n d O liv e s t r e e t

St. Louis, Jan# 14th, 1914*

Chairman,
Organization Qoramittee of the
Federal Reserve Boa&d,
Washington, D. C#

5

Dear Sir:-*-.
We are enclosing you herewith resolu­
tion adopted by the Executive Council of
the Ben Franklin Olub of Saint Louis on
January 12th, 1914*
Yours truly,
BEN FRANKLIN CLUB OF ST. LOUIS

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USURER.

B E L L , M A IN 1 0 7 S

*ENT. W A R R E N S K IN N E R

DANIEL J . KERWIN

SECRETA RY .

W. E. MAGERS

V IC E -PR E S ID E N T . E A R L R . B R IT T




Hen Jfranfcltn Clut) of)&atnt louts
(
incorporated
613-14-15 t h i r d
B

n a tio n a l B an k

ro a d w a y

a n d

O

l iv e

B u ild in g

st r e et

St. Louis, Jan. 12th, 1914.

RESOLUTION

To the Organization Committee of the
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C«
Gentlemen:—
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has
enacted a new currency law providing for at least
eight Reserve Regional flanks to he established in
the leading financial centers of the United States,
and
WHSEiSAS, the City of Saint Louis, Missouri re­
presents the leading financial and mercantile center
of the South and West
BE IT BESOLVED, by the Ben Franklin Club of
Saint Louis, representing the printing industry of
this City, that we go on record as favoring Saint
Louis for a Regional Reserve Bank commensurate with
the requirements of the South and West, and do hereby
urge your Committee to give favorable consideration to
our City's claims for such a bank*
BEN FRMKLIN CLUB OF SAINT LOUIS

dent

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PRESIDENT, W A R R E N

B E L L , M A IN 1075

S KI NN ER

V ice -President ,

TREASURER, D A N IE L J. KE R W IN
S e c re ta ry ,

e a r l R. b r i t t




Pen Jfranfeltn Club of is>atnt Hotus
( i n c o r p o r a t e )d

6 1 3 -1 4 -1 5

t h ir d

n a t io n a l

B roadw ay and

Bank

o liv e

b u ild in g

S treet

St. Louis, Jan* 14th, 1914*

Mr* W. F# Saunders, Sec*y.
The Business Men's League,
City.
Dear Mr* Saunders:—
Your letter of Jan# 9th received and we
are enclosing you herewith coyj of .Resolution
which is today being mailed to the Organization
Committee of the Federal Reserve Board at Washing­
ton, D. C,
Yours truly,
BEIT ERAJSKLIH CLUB

>K£.,
Sec’
y*

W. E. MAGERS

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B E L L , M AIN 1 0 7 3

P R ESID EN T. W A R R E N S K IN N E R

TR E A SU R E R , D A N IE L J . K E R W IN
S e c r e t a r y . W . E . M AOERS

V lC K -P R M IO E N T . E A R L R . B R IT T




$en Jfranfeltn Club o t M n t Houtsi
(i

n c o r p o r a t e d

613-14-15 t h i r d
B

)

N a t io n a l B a n k

ro a d w a y

a n d

o l iv e

B u ild in g

st r e et

St. Louis, Jan# 12th, 1914#

.BS30LUTIOH

To the Organization Gosnaittee of the
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D# G»
Gentlemens—
WH&RSAS, the Congress of the United States has
enacted a new currency law providing for at least
eight Reserve Regional Banks to he established in
the leading financial centers of the United States,
and
WHSRBAS, the City of Saint Louis, Missouri re­
presents the leading financial and mercantile center
of the South and West
BB IT H 1SOLVED, by the Ben Franklin Club of
L
Saint Louis, representing the irinting industry of
this City, that we go on record as favoring Saint
Louis for a He.;rional Reserve Bank commensurate with
the requirements of the South and West, and do hereby
urge your Committee to give favorable consideration to
our City’s claims for such a bank*
BSH FRAIIKLIH 0LUB OF SAIIif LOUIS

_______________________________ IVesi dent

Secretary.

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For the Organization Committee
Of the federal Beserve Board,

Supplement to map exhibited to show the natural
trade lines flowing to St* Louis as indicated by the Sales of
Butler Brothers1 St. Louis House*
fhe merchants in this terri­
tory elected to buy from St. Louis in preference to either Chicago
or Hew York.

I
have taken the sales for the year 1913 by State
and figured the percentage that each State bears to the total,
in response to the request of your Honorable Secretary of the
Treasury:

Illinois............... .

Kentucky..........................
Tennessee.......... ......
Mississippi........... .•.
A l a b a m a ..................
Louisiana............ .
Arkansas.................
Missouri * • • .......... ... .
Kans as •• • .......... .
Oklahoma.................
Arias o n a ...................
Hew Me x i o o...............

14-1
3-1/
3~l/&p
7$

3-1^
9
*7$

1-1 / £%
Z%

Total..........

Hote:




As Butler Brothers have opened a branch house in Dallas,
all the Texas Sales and 1/3 of Oklahoma have been diverted
to that house.

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OFFICERS

H e rm a n P a u le
P re s id e n t
A lb e rt J. M ichel
V ic e -P re sid e n t
J- H . U th o ff
2d V ic e -P re sid e n t
C. W . R ip p ste in
S e c re ta ry , 7414 V irginia av .
W. A . K a m m e re r
T re a s u re r

Carondelet Business Men s Association
headquarters

Carondelet Branch Library
St. Louis, Mo., JL /l4sC S

d ir e c t o r s

Jo h n E . G askill
H e rm a n P a u le
A lb e rt J. M ichel
Jo n as B loch
J. H . U th o ff
C. W. R ip p ste in
W. A . K a m m e re r
W m . ]VJ. K in sey
H ? rry F r a n k

(_/

9

COM M ITTEES
Public Improvements

D r. E. J. V ied t
W . E . H u p p e rt
F . W. M o tt
T heo. H ein eck e
W alter T h ieleck e
A ug. V o iro l
C. E . G o lte rm a n
R u d . K o e h le r
W. E. A rp e
L u d lo w M au ry
H e rm a n R o esch
G u stav u s T u ck erm an

~&r ~

/ e<
r

Entertainment

A . C o u rv o isie r
E . C. S eck el
Jos. D ixon
F . D e u tm a n
V ic. S e ife rt

svt^rv-e.

Zr

~^2t£t

Membership

E . W . B auer
G eo. R ek e r
R o b e rt U th o ff
R o b t. L. D ixon
C. A. S te v e n s
H . W in k elm an n
Merchants

L ouis M o ellen h o ff
A ug. M ier
C has. T ra x le r

J. C. W ind

H . H e in ric h sm e y e r

~ZccjL<L0&zyf

Manufacturers

H . L. G o n g w e r
F . M. K ilp a tric k
H a rry L o u d
E dw . Y o ch
H C h ap in
H . W . W ichm an
Traffic

F red D eppe
Joint Conference

T a y lo r S tith
Jo s. J. H o rn sb y
Jo h n J. M ad d o x




1
—

-c-c

/ 3 .

.

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Carondelet Business Men’s Association

OFFICERS

H e rm a n P a n ic
P re s id e n t
A lb e rt J. M ichel
V ic e -P re sid e n t
J. H . U th o ff
2d V ic e -P re sid e n t
C. W . R ip p ste in
S e c re ta ry , 7414 V irginia av .
W . A . K a m m e re r
T re a s u re r

HEADQUARTERS

Carondelet Branch Library
St. Louis, Mo.,

DIRECTORS

Jo h n E . G askill
H e rm a n P a u le
A lb e rt J. M ichel
Jo n as B loch
J. H . U th o ff
C. W. R ip p ste in
W . A . K a m m e re r
W m . M. K in sey
H a rry F ra n k
COM M ITTEES
Public Improvement*

D r. E. J. V ied t
W . E . H u p p e rt
F . W. M o tt
T h eo . H ein eck e
W alter T h ieleck e
A ug. V o iro l
C. E . G o lte rm a n
R u d . K o e h le r
W. E. A rp e
L u d lo w M au ry
H e rm a n R o esch
G u stav u s T u ck erm an

f a

/
Entertainment

A . C o u rv o isie r
E . C. S eck el
Jos. D ixon
F . D e u tm a n
V ic. S e ife rt
Membership

E . W. B auer
G eo. R ek e r
R o b e rt U th o ff
R o b t. L. D ixon
C. A. S te v e n s
H . W in k elm an n
Merchants

L ouis M o ellen h o ff
A ug. M ier
J. C . W ind
C has. T ra x le r
H . H e in ric h sm e y e r
Manufacturers

H . L. G o n g w er
F . M. K ilp a tric k
H a rry L o u d
E dw . Y o ch
H C h ap in
H . W. W ichm an
Traffic

y e 7 ^'
< /A

F red D eppe
Joint Conference

T a y lo r S tith
Jo s. J. H o rn sb y
Jo h n J. M ad d o x




J

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President

Chairmen o f Committees

S y l v e s t e r G . L e w is

Vice - Presidents
D. E it z m a n n
E. H . PO NATH
G e o . J. H e i e c k
A. T J o h n s o n , j r .
.

H. W . B a r t h .

Central Civic Council

O R G ANIZ ATIO N

W

m.

H, B e im e s
P u b l ic im p r o v e m e n t s

C. C. C rone

Representing the leading
improvement associations of the city

‘Treasurer
W m . H il k e r b a u m e r

f r a n c h is e s

R ic h a r d G o o d e n o u g h
m u n ic ip a l

a f f a ir s

S 2 6 R ia l t o B L D g .

E. H . S m it h

Secretary

Ed u c a t io n a n d r e c r e a t io n

R o g e r N . B a l d w in

S te p h e n

911 LO C U E T ST.

L. S t .

L e g islatio n

St. Louis, Mo.
February 4, 1914#

Federal He serve Board,
Washington, D.O*
Gent ie men;

The Central Civic Council represent! n^sj.6
improvement associations ox the city ^oin in the
general puoiic petition to have located in at' Louis,
one o ' the great reginal banks to be estaolished under
i
the new system.




Very respectfully yours,

President.

Jean

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C H A S . M. T A L B E R T

President

F R E D G O O D N O W , V ice-Presid en t
JOS. W . SM IT H

EX EC U TIV E C O M M IT T E E

Secretary

JA S. N . B R O W N
J. K L E N E

Treasurer

HUGH T. BR EY
CH AS. B LO M B ER G
W . W . D E A T H E R A G E , M. D.
D . R. O V E R M A N , M. D.

M E E T IN G S IN A S S E M B L Y H A L L O F
S C H W E IG ’S

4927

PH OTOGRAPH
I) E L S l i U

B,

GALLERY

KABSCH
W M , T IL D E N

A.VKNITJE

At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the
Fountain Park Improvement & Protective Association, Wednesday, January i y , 191^,
tthe following resolution was offered by Mr* Charles M*. Talbert*, and unanimously
adopted:
Resolved, That the establishment of a great
Reserve Bank in the City of St. Louis, commensurate with the requirements and
financial importance of this city and the South and ’
Test, is viewed by this asso­
ciation as a natter of vital concern to this part of the United States, and the
joint commercial and financial committee representing this city is hereby urged
to imrress m*x earnestly upon the Federal Reserve Board, at Washington, B.C., the
advisability of locating a large Reserve Bank in St, Louis.

This association hereby

pledges whatever support it can give, to the joint committee. The Secretary of
this association is hereby instructed to forward copies of this resolution to The
Business M e n rs League and the Organization Committee of the Pederal Beserve Board.




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H. P. H U B B E L L , p r e s t .

J. F. M U R P H Y , 1 s t v . - p r e s t .

J. D. C A T H E Y , 2 0 v . - p r e s t .

C . F. B A T C H E L D E R , 3 d v . - p r e s t .

GEO. B. OGAN,
S

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January 20th, 1914,

Organization Committee ©f
The Federal Reserve Beard,
St. Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen: —
Organization of the new banking system probably
will result in the establishment of four great regional banks
©r central reserve regional banks of comparatively equal
imp@rtance.
It would seem that St. Louis, Chicago, New York and
San Francisc© will be these central reserve cities.
St. Louis and Chicane already are the leading financial and
mercantile centers west ©f the Atlantic Seaboard, and the two
great oenters ©f the enormous interraountain territory - Chicago
in the north and northwest and St. Louis in the south and south­
west.
Wa trust the result of your investigation and judgment
will mean a regional bank for our city,having in m^nd the
interest of our own city as well as the country at large.
Therefore be it resolved
That we, as an Association, put ourselves on record
as urging the selection of St. Louis for the location of one
of the regional reserve banks.
Tours very truly,
THE IMPLEMENT, VEHICLE & HARDWARE ASSN. OF ST. LOUIS
H. P. Hubbell,
President.




BY

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
P. E. Ebrenz, Chairman
C. A. Dennison
Carl Hirdler
W. H. Roninger
W. G. Tippett
Geo. B. Ogan

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T H O M A S C. W H IT M A R S H , P r e s i d e
(W . T. F e r g u s o n l u m b e r C o

STE V E N J.

EBEN C. R O B IN S O N , TREASURER
(E. C . R o b i n s o n L u m b e r C o m p a n y )

R O B E R T B. M C C O N N E LL, 1ST V lC E -^ R E S I NT
(H u ttig

S ash and

'I N , 2 n d V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
J. G a v in L u m b e r C o m p a n

(STEPk

y)

D o o r C o m p a n y "'

BE N G IE C. W R IG H T ,

ATTORNEY

Jan. 14,1914

• William G. ’
McAdoo,
Secretary of the treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:

I have the honor to forward herewith, a cc/~y of
a resolution adopted at the regular monthly meet*nj of the
St.Louis Lumbermen1s Club, held January 13, 1914.
A copy of this resolution has also been forwarded
to the Business M e n fs League of St.Louis to be presented to
the Organisation Committee soon to hold session in this city,
With every assurance of high esteem,

r esp e c t fully yours,

Secretary,




y

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OFFICE OF PRIVATE SECRETARY
TO SECRETARY' OF THE TREASURY

914 JAN 1 m
7

so iQ

STANDING- C O M M ITTEES

Entertainment Committee:
J U L I U S S E I D E L , Chairman
Julius Seidel Lumber Company
C. S. C H E S B R O
Louis Werner Saw M ill Company
M A X I. M O S H E R
Mosher & Shields Lumber Co.
R. J. F I N E
1422 Lumbermen’s Building
R. S. P R I C E
Missouri Lbr. & Land Exchange Company

Membership Coimnittee:
C. M. J E N N I N G S , Chairman
Berthold & Jennings Lumber Company
J. A . R E H E I S
St. Louis Lum ber Company
TH O S. W . FR Y
C. F . Luehrmann Hardwood Lumber Co.
C. W . J U R D E N
Banner Lumber Company
F. J, R I E F L I N G
Geo. W. M iles Tim ber Company

Traffic Committee:
T H O S . E. P O W E , Chairman
Thos. E . Powe Lumber Company
W . E. G R A Y S O N , Vice-Chairm an
Grayson-McLeod Lumber Company
E. E. E V E R S U L L
W . T. Ferguson Lum ber Co.
H E N D R IK F O L O N IE
Wachsmuth & Folonie Lumber Company
C. L. R O B I N S O N
Chicago Lumber & Coal Company

Statistical Committee:
W , F. B I E D E R M A N , Chairman
National Lumber Manufacturers
Credit Corporation
C H A S . L. A . B E C K E R S
Becker-Schnelle Lumber Company
M. C. B A Y
Bay Bros. Lum ber Company

-

Arbitration Committee:
R. B. B E A R D E N , Chairman
Long B ell Lumber Co.
C. H. H O L E K A M P
Holekamp Lumber Company
W . W . D IN G S
Garetson-Greason Lum ber Company
B. C. W R I G H T , Counsel
W. F . Ferguson Lumber Company
C H A S . C. C U R R Y
1809 Lumbermen’s Building

P u blicity Committee:
W . E. B A R N S , Chairman
St. Louis Lumberman
C H A S . E. P R I C E
Wm. Buchanan Lumber Company
D r. H E R M A N N v o n S C H R E N K
Southern Cypress Manufacturers
Association
G E O . K . S M IT H , Y ellow Pine
M anufacturers Association
J A S . E. G A T E W O O D
St. Louis Lumberman

Committee on Public A ffairs:
H E N R Y G. R O L F E S , Chairman
St. Louis Lumber Company
C H A S . P. C O N G E R
American Forest Company
C. A . A N T R I M
Antrim Lum ber Company
H E N R Y O’N E IL
Henry O ’N e il Lumber & Land Company
FR AN K GOEPEL
Chicago Lumber & Coal Company
M O N T H L Y M E E T IN G S
Second Tuesday o f each M onth
V isitin g Lumbermen ar<e cordially invited to
attend these meetings when in the
City.
H EADQUARTERS
p18-21 Lumbermen’s Building
8th and P in e Streets

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Resolved:
That the St.Louis Lumbennen1s Club
heartily endorses the claims of St.Louis for the location of
a regional bank: in this city*
territory
center it
record of
without a

St.Louis is naturally a banking center for surrounding
of great fertility and manufacture.
As a banking
is the Gibralter of the Southwest.
It has the enviable
passing through all the late panics including 1893
single banking institution failing.

It is the opinion of the St.Louis L u m b e r m e n s Club
that for the above reasons St.Louis should be selected as a regional
center.




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TH O M A S C. W H IT M A R S H , P R E S ID E N T
(W . T . F e r g u s o n L u m b e r C o m p a n y )

ST E V E N J . G A V IN , 2 n d V i c e - P r e s i d e n t

r o b e r t b . m c c o n n e l l , 1st v ic e - p r e s in t
( H u t t i g S a s h a n d D o o r C o m p a n y ''

EBEN C . R O B IN S O N , T r e a s u r e r

O R V IL L E A L F R E D PIE R,

(S t e p h

en

(E . C . R o

J. G a v

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b in s o n

L

BE N G IE C , W R IG H T , A T T O R N E Y

SECRETARY

Jan. 14,1914

Mr* A. L. Shapleigh, Pres.
Business M e n 1s League,
St.Louis Mo.
Dear Sir:
I have the honor to enclose carbon copy of a
letter forwarded this day to the Eon. Secretary of the
Treasury at Washington City covering a resolution
adopted by the Lumbermen’s Club January 13, 1914 urging
that St.Louis be made a regional reserve center and that
a reserve bank be placed in this. city.
With every assurance of h i g h esteem,
Very-truly yours,

Secretary.




President.

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umber

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Iasi* 14,1914
Hon. William
MeAdoo,
Secretary of the treasury,
Washington, D.C*
Dear Sir:
I have th© honor to forward herewith, a copy of
a resolution adopted at the regala* monthly me eting of th|l
Sfc.I»ouis Lmberi!3en,s Club. hold January 13 * 1914#

j
I
A eoj>y of this resolution has also been f o n m r d e d

to the Business M e n ’s League* of St-.Louis to be presented .to th© Organization Committee soon to

hold session la tkia /

elty«
w
With every assurance of high esteem,.

fery respectfully yours#

OAf'lB




Secretary*

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Eesolv*&:
Shat the St.Louis Lumbermen’s Club
heartily endorses the claims cf St .Louis for t e location of
a regional bank in this city*
territory
center it
record of
without a

St.Louis Is naturally a banking center for surrounding
of great fertility and manufacture. As a banking
is the Gibralter of th© Southwest.
It has the enviable
pasting through all the late panics including 1893
single banking institution failing*

It is the opinion of the St .Louis L u m b e r m e n s Club
that for the above reason St.Louis should be selected as a regional
center*




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THE LUMBERMEN’S EXCHANGE
OF SAINT LOUIS
I N C O R P O R A T E D 1891

LUMBERMEN’S BUILDING
OFFICERS
F.

H. SM ITH ,

B O A R D OF D IR E C T O R S

P r e s id e n t
SM ITH -SU E M E

THOS.
LUMBER

CO.

V. W .

. p o w e , t h o s . e , POWE

FRANZ

H E N R Y A. B O E C K E LE R , V i c e - P r e s ,
BOECKELER

e

CHAS.

LUMBER

CO.

C O.

E. T H O M A S , T H O M A S & P R O E T Z L U M B E R C O.

EDW.

H.

L U E H R M A N N , C H A S . F. L U E H R M A N N

HENRY

M ILN E , T r e a s u r e r

LUMBER

W A L D S T E I N , W A L D S T E I N L U M B E R C O.

A. B O E C K E L E R , BOEKELER

HARDWOOD

LUMBER

W . P. A N D E R S O N . G ID E O N -A N D E R S O N L U M B E R & MER C.

M ILN E LBR. CO.

THOS.

E. Y O U N G B L O O D .

PAYSO N-SM ITH

O
'

COMM ITTEES
C H A S . E. T H O M A S , C H A I R M A N
H E N R Y A. B O E C K E L E R

ST. L O U IS ,

A resolution adopted by the Board of Directors
of the Lumbermen’s Exchange of St. Louis, ad­
vancing reasons for the establishment of a
Great Regional Bank in St. Louis*.

J O S . A. H A F N E R

M E M B E R S H IP C O M M ITTE E
T H O S . E. P O W E , C H A I R M A N
L

O. C. B U D E R
F. C. L I E B K E

P U B L IC A F F A IR S C O M M IT TE E
W . P. A N D E R S O N , CH A IRM A N
WM. LOTHMAN

Whereas: St.. Louis is the Gate?<ray to the
Great Southwe^t"7 navffl^ connect ions, through it*s
railroads, with a region that is fertile in nature*s
products and in manufacturing industries which are
in their infancy, which will from year to year be
developed, and will out-rival all regions in fer­
tility and productiveness:

E D W . H. L U E H R M A N N
O. H. S A M P L E

F IRE IN S U R A N C E
C O M M ITTE E

Whereas: St. Louis be the Gateway to this
wonderful region, all commerce must and will move
through St. Louis and;

G E O . E. W . L U E H R M A N N , C H A I R M A N
FRANZ

W ALDSTEIN

GE O. H . C O T T R I L L

R E -IN S P E C T IO N C O M M ITTE E
FRANK

C.

M O O R E , CH AIRM AN

T . J. N O S E R
J. L . B E N A S

Whereas: St. Louis is a Gateway between the
Horth and the South, and lying as it does in the
center of the greatest country on earth, St. Louis
excels all other cities as a point of center for
the establishment of a Great Regional Bank and:

Whereas: St. Louis is situated in the midst of and is without
doubt the greatest manufacturing center in the United States, hav­
ing the largest Shoe, Beer, Vehicle, Implement, Tobacco and Stove
manufacturing plants in the world.
The Dry Goods displsy is
greater than any City in the United States, and as a Lumber center
St. Louis is without doubt the greatest in the Country and:
Whereas: Within ten hours ride of St. Louis is located a
population of over thirty million people, who trade through and
in St* Louis, therefore:
Be it Resolved: By the Board of Directors that the L u m b e r m e n s
Exchange of St. Louis respectfully urge the Organization Committee
of the Federal Reserve Board of Washington, D. C. to establish a
Great Regional Bank in St. Louis.
F. H. Smith,
Chas. E. Thomas,
W. W. Milne,
Edw. H. Luehrmann,
Thos. E. Powe,
Henry A. Boeckeler,
Franz Waldstein,
W. P* Anderson,
Thos. 1. Youngblood*




CO.

L U M B E R C O.

W A L T E R D. DODD, S e c r e t a r y

T R A F F IC C O M M ITTE E

LUM .C O .

C O.

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h

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J

o h n

L M

e s s m o r e

MERCHANTS EXCHANGE

,

PHESIDEST.

E

x t g e n e S m it h
S E C RETAH T.

,

MEMBER OF
CHAMBER of COMMERCE
OF THE

U IT DST T S o AM
N E A E f ERICA
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
((1058 BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D. C.

P

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Of




f ic e

Dec ember 26 , 1913.

,

ffin. James McAdoo,
<
Secretary of the Treasury,
^
Washington, D. C,
Dear Sir:—
In behalf of the members of the Saint Louis
Merchants Exchange I wish to congratulate you upon* the
passage of the Currency Bill*
It is the concensus of opinion among our
members that Saint Louis should have one of the Regional
Banks and we trust you can see your way-clear to use every
effort in locating one here.
With highest personal regards, I am,
Very truly yours,

President.

i
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C o lin

M.

iH tm Population (E b
iU t
lu

S e lp h ,

President.
C h as.

F.

W en n ek er,

Vice-President.
John

H.

©fte, 7X1 (C r t t iB lt u
a lr m m m t

G u n d la c h ,

Second Vice-President.

Bell Phone, Main 2706.
Kin. Phone, Cen. 3699.

O tto F . K a rbe,

Secretary.
O scar So n t a g ,

Treasurer.

C o l i n M. S e l p h , Chairm an.
O t t o F. K a r b e , Secretary.
Jo h n H . G u n d l a c h
Ch a s . R. G raves
H e n r y G. R o l f e s
F. E. S h e l d o n
H e n r y W . P eters
Jo h n R oedel
W m . H. T h om son
Jo h n P . C o l l in s
C. F. H. D i e s e l h o r s t
Sa m L azarus
O scar So n t a g
C h a s . F. W e n n e k e r
A. V o n H o f f m a n n

St. Louis, January 2nd, X914.

Mr. W. P. Saunders, Secretary,
Business Men's league,
St, Louis, Mo.
My dear Mr. Saunders:

Enclosed you will please find copy of
resolution adopted at our regular meeting, December
29th, 1913.
Please notify me of anything that we can
do in this matter.




Yery truly yours,
fHE MILLION POPULATION CLUB, ^

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St. L o uis, lo., December 29th, 1913.

To the Honorable William G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the U . S . Treasury,
To the Honorable David franklin Houston,
Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, a
To the Honorable Lawrence 0. Murray,
Comptroller of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
By virtue of a resolution adopted a t X meeting of The
Million population Club of St. Louis, the undersigned are directed
to urge upon you as the Committee on Organization for the selection
of eight cities in which are to be established Federal Reserve Bank,
the claims of the City of St. Louis for one of these honors.
To this end, we respectfully submit that the principle
laid down by you that the cities to be selected for the above pur­
pose should be those that are most centrally and conveniently
located in the several districts, logically suggests the City of
St. Louis.
This city has already been recognized under the present
financial system as a geographical center by its selection for the
location of a sub-treasury. As a fact, St. Louis is the central
point of a larger area of productive territory as well as of pop­
ulation, than any other City in the country. Locally it is nearly
the center of the population of the United States and geographical­
ly it is surrounded by 30,000,000 people who can be reached in less
than one day* s travel.
The Bank Clearings of St. Louis were over Five Billion
Dollars for the year 1913*
According to official statistics, St. Louis leads all
other cities of the Union in the following industries, viz:
Boots and Shoes, Drugs, Chemicals, Hardware, Paints
and Oils, Tobacco, Wire Hope, Brewery, Furs.
The commercial importance of St. Louis justifies its
selection. For many years past its banks have been the fiscal
agents of the Banks in the many smaller cities to the West and
South of it; furnishing their exchange, receiving their surplus
funds, and financing all their Important agricultural and industrial
transactions.
They have become accustomed to look upon St. Louis as
the financial center of their territory and we feel assured they
would view with pleasure and satisfaction a continuance and confirm­
ation of these conditions by its selection as the location for a
Reserve Bank.
With the hope for
we beg that you will receive
expression of its best wishes




e action in^behalf of St. Louis,
Mi^lioo^Population club the
the. tyw Year.

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*

©flSrrra

iSim Population (E tb
tnn
U

Co l in M . S e l p h ,

President.

C o l i n M . S e l p h , Chairm an.
O t t o F. K a k b e , Secretary.
Jo h n H . G u n d l a c h
Ch a s . R. G raves
H e n r y G. R o l f e s
F. E. S h e l d o n
H e n r y W . P eters
Jo h n R oedel
W m . H. T h om son
Jo h n P . C o l l in s
C. F. H. D i e s e l h o r s t
Sa m L azarus
O scar S o n t a g
C h a s . F. W e n n e k e r
A. V o n H o f f m a n n

C has, F. W en n ek e r,

V ice-President.

©ffirp, 711 Glarlrtim VttiUffit0

Jo h n H . G u n d l a c h ,

Second Vice-President.
O tto F . K

Bell Phone, Main 2706.
Kin. Phone, Cen. 3699.

abbe,

Secretary.
O scar S o n t a g ,

Treasurer,

St* Louis, January

2nd, 1914.

To the Honorable William G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the U* S. Treasury,
To the Honorable David Franklin Houston,
Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, and
To the Honorable Lawrence 0. Murray,
Comptroller of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen;
Enclosed you will please find copy of

\

resolution adopted at our regular monthly meeting
December 29th, 1913.




Yery truly yours,
THE MI1LI0I POPULATION GLEB *

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St. Louis, Mo.i December 29th, 1913.

To the Honorable William G. McAdoo ,
Secretary of the U. S. Treasury*
To the Honorable David Franklin Houston*
Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, and
To the Honorable Lawrence 0. Murray,
Comptroller of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
By virtue of a resolution adopted at a meeting of The
Million population Club of St. Louis* the undersigned are directed
to urge upon you as the Committee on Organization for the selection
of eight cities in which are to be established Federal Reserve Bank,
the claims of the City of St. Louis for one of these honors.
To this end, we respectfully submit that the principle
laid down by you that the cities to he selected for the above pur­
pose should be those that are most centrally and conveniently
located in the several districts, logically suggests the City of
St. Louis.
This city has already been recognized under the present
financial system as a geographical center by its selection for the
location of a sub-treasury. As a fact, St. Louis is the central
point of a larger area of productive territory as well as of pop­
ulation* than any other City in the country.
Locally it is nearly
the center of the population of the United States and geographical­
ly it is surrounded by 30*000*000 people who ean be reached in less
than one day's travel.
The Bank Clearings of St. Louis were over Five Billion
Dollars for the year 1913.
According to official statistics* St. Louis leads all
other cities of the Onion in the following industries, viz:
Boots and Shoes, Drugs, Chemicals, Hardware, Paints
and Oils, Tobacco, Wire Hope, Brewery, Furs.
The commercial importance of St. Louis justifies its
selection. For many years past its banks have been the fiscal
agents of the Banks in the many smaller cities to the West and
South of it; furnishing their exchange, receiving their surplus
funds* and financing all their important agricultural and industrial
transactions.
They have become accustomed to look upon St. Louis as
the financial center of their territory and we feel assured they
would view with pleasure and satisfaction a continuance and confirm­
ation of these conditions by its selection as the location for a
Heserve Bank.
With the hope for favorable action in behalf of St. Louis,
we beg that you will receive from The Million Population Club the
expression of its best wishes for the lew Year.




Respectfully yours,

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Q. J. M E N K E , P r e s i d e n t ,
1432 MULLANPHY STREET

P. E . G U N N , T

R. E. B E ft G E R , SECRETARY,

J. R. B E L L , F i n a n c i a l S e c r e t a r y .

601 TITLE GUARANTY BUILDING

4 4 4 PIERC E B UILDING

reasu rer,

D r . J . S. K I M B R O U G H , M e d i c a l Ex am in er ,

215 CITY HALL

H U M B O L D T BUILDING
GRAND AN D W A S H IN G T O N AVENUES

/Bbounb CitE Council IRo. 154
National Union
Meets First and Third Mondays Each Month, at 8.00 o 'clo ck P. M.
Knights of Columbus Building, 3549 Olive Street

St. Louis,

January 20, 1914.

1914, a resolution was adopted approving St. Louis as the location
for a Regional Reserve Bank, and instructing the undersigned to
convey to you our appreciation of your efforts to this end and to
tender you any assistance in our power.

The matter is one of im­

portance to all our citizens and. especially to us, as we clear
through St. Louis banks many thousands of dollars yearly.
Among our 800 members are men of ability and influence,
and we can assure you of the hearty and active co-operation of all
of them if you will “
but indicate how they may serve.
Wishing you success in your endeavor to thus promote
the interests of St. Louis, we are#




Ye]

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Organized 1895

Incorporated 1901

OFFICERS
Wm. Wedemeyer President

E. A. Eu.ERMan 1st V.*Pres.
A. H. Gruendi.er 2d V.-Pres.
Fred A. Koch

3d V.-Pres.

John H. Sommerich

Sec’y

Arthu r Keiaer Fin. Sec’y
Fred Busche

Treasurer

rM. KoU.mbysk. S.-at-Arms

COMMITTEES

WM.

Jos. M. Ebeung
H. W. PoerTnbr
F. W. Mattheis
W m. Koenig

Peter Yung

Manufacturers
J. F. O. Reu.S
r

Wm.
Protzman
James Clausen
H. 1.. H iu ja r
C. Meisner
J. F. Goodwin
O tto Richter
W. Knoixman
Chas. Brown

ST. LOUIS,

President
32 Greer Avenue
00

Auditing

A. H. Fick
F. O. Bittner

DIRECTORS
Wm. L. Protzmann
'
J. F. O. Rsu.sk
H. W. WEI8HEYER
H enry K namm
1. Disk
2. Dist.
G. H. Brobker
W m . K ramms
3. Dist.
4. Dist.
H. W. M unsberg
5. Dist.
J. C. Kappei.
E dw. W iemeyer . 6. Dirt.
F. W. Rabe
7. Dist.
Chas. F. Busche
8. Dist.
9. Dist.
Edw. P ancok
W. A. H 0SL8CHER 10. Dist.
W m. Samsi.
11. Dist,
Oscar Zsissk
12. Dist
E. H. Schuermann 13. Dist.
Geo. O. Boths
14. Dist.

At a &o#tln& of tlm lorth - t koala Business Urn'*
a*
Association, an organisation
osod of l&oo Bttalnoao
Man of Borth stu I»uuia, at ita regular monthly mmttm
h o W January
_ 1914. pntaaod a resolution advooating
tho aatafeiiaHin#o:fa Great Boglonal B
anfe In St. T.otsla*
fhie roaolution w referred to tho M t & m m Comlttoe
aa
of tho afcovo A»a eolation for Ixa&odiate aotion.

Retail Merchants

W m. Kramms
Geo. Jackman
Geo. O. Boths
Fsrd Dodt
H. F. Kassing
F. W. Kunoe
Emiv Siei.off
H. J. Marquard
Edw. Wiemeyer
___and Publicity

Fred A. Koch
'v m. C. Busche
A. S. WBRREMEYSR
Wm. M. Schumacher
Edw. Pancok
Wm. T. Zsiti,Sr
Arthur K eu£r

Public Improvement*

J. T. Dodds
Geo. Wanstrath
Wm. Godfrey
Otto Fischer
A. H. Gruendler
Chas. Riechers
Wm. Kahmann
Geo. Rupp
F. W. Rabe

PubUe Utilities
L. E. W aW her
Chas. F. L ehr
Dr. W. H oemcher
W. C. L in k
Geo. H ohmann
L ouis C. Ebeung
F. W. Nibderluecke
E. A. Eiaermann
Henry Gosbei.

Sanitary

W aiter N. Fisher
John F. Corrigan
Frank Peters
J. M. Hacker
E. Kappei.
J. C. Greuuch
Chas. Werz
A. C. Feutz
John D. Barthei.

legislative

J. C. Robertson
L. Schmidt
)tto G. Koenig
Chas. Kunz
W. N. Fisher
H. J. Korte
D. N. Numbers
John Grewe.
Dr. W. GroS
Louis Dehi.endor*
Aug. H. Hoffmann
Louis Bosgsr
Geo. Boths
J. F. ObSrnier
Theo. Bothmann
A. H. Reixer
Martin Munt^

L. L. W
iu.




At a sooting o f tho Biu&ora Comlttoo o f tho above
Aoooolatloa* hold Jan. 17th, X&L4, tho follow ing raaolatlon
adopted.

if io o f oxtrarn lasportanoo to tho C ity o f
0t * Louis and n il o f tho te rrito ry tribu tary thoroto, that
ono o f tho Regional Hooorro Banlsa ho located in th is c ity ,
and that ovory a f f o r t should ho aado to m m *o tho
oatabliohiiont o f m in stitu tio n oojmonoarate with tho
regtxiromonta thoroof, and
WE&RMS a vary la rg e percentage o f tho hanlcing hnalnaaa
and ooamroa o f anoh te rrito ry la oondaetod in St. hernia;

Mm

31 i t

rksolvkd hy tho Bankors Com ittao o f tho iiorth St# i,oniii
Bualnoaa Men’a Aouoeiation that wo urgently rooomond to tho
Organisation 0 o » lt t o o tho aelootion o f th la c ity as a
location fo r ono o f tho Regional Hooonro Bonita; and M IT
rassssB

BBS0I¥$2>' that th la Association ttoe every o ffo r t at i t s
oosssand fo r tho r«irpoao o f noouring tho location o f a
Hoeional Besonro BaiUc In th la City*
Cheinaan, Caahler o f Casa Ave. lank.

President Horthwostom Bank.
JPrea. fo rth St. &ouia Sav. f r . Co.

Cashier Bremen Bank.
Soo^.-tH h m w r. Bfiway. Sav* $r* Co*

Cashier, Lowoli Bank*
Cashier. Baden Bank.

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1901
O FFICERS
D IRECTO RS

O. J. CLOUGHLY, Prest.

^Ire
JAS. M. GOOD

B. € . HtJGER,
1st Vice-Prest.
O. C. HANSER,
2nd Vice-Prest.

DR. W . A . HOELSCHER

J U 'ta i!

J k z m

GEO. HAUSGEN, Treas.

of # t

Cor. Hamilton * Maple Ave.

E. A . SENNEWALD,
Field Sec’y.

Warns,

z m

t w

n

JR a.

H. O. A . HUEGEL
A . W . PAULEY
E. H. WOLFF

O F FIC E O F THE SECRETARY

C H A S . W . S T O C K H A U S E N . 1301 GE Y I

AV E.

St. Louis, Mo. Jan. 20 -14

To th© Organization Committee,
The Federal Reserve Board,
Washington

D* C.

Gentlemen:At the regular meeting of the Retail Druggists A s s ’n of
comprising a membership of 550 Druggists, the following resolution was
adopted:
L
Resolved;That we, the members of the Retail Druggists Ass'n urge the
Honeral body, comprising the Organization Committee, of the Federal Reserve
Board, - - Washington D* C*, the establishment of one of the Four Great
Regional Banks be located in St. Louis, Mo*




Respectfully submitted,
Retail Bruggists Association
of St* Louis, Mo*

n

fc

C

l

*

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H OU S E FOUNDED 1861

A D D R E S S 'A L L BUSIN ESS CO M M U NICA TIO NS TO T H E C O M PA N Y

I N C O R P O R A T E D 1899

R i c e -S t i x D r y G o o d s C o .
^

WHOLESALE DRY GOODS

WE SELL. T O
M ERCHANTS ONLY

IO O O

CA B LE ADDRESS:

S T I X , ST. L O U IS

A .. B . C .C O D E , S ’™ EDITION
W A S H IN G TO N AVE.

ST. LOUIS

February 10, 1914,

Mr. W. F. Saunders,
Secretary, Business Men's League,
Saint Louis, Missouri.

My dear Mr. Saunders:-

The Sales Managers Association, 1 understand, sent out a cir­
cular letter asking for endorsements of various towns in Mississippi and
elsewhere for a Begional Bank in St. Louis.

Our salesman at Jackson,

Miss., Mr. Jno. W. Armstrong, obtained the endorsement of that City which
is herewith enclosed.

Will you be kind enough to see that it is handed

to the proper party.
He also sent me a clipping from the Mississippi Democrat of
Hew Orleans relating to the claim of St. Loula ^ W U J you also kindly
1
see that this is placed in proper hands/^
Your kind attention will greatly oblige.

Yours very truly.

Vice-President.
inc.




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ST. LOUIS ADVERTISING MEN’S LEAGUE
IN C O R P O R A T E D

January 17, 1914

J. W . B O O TH, PRESIDENT

% S ’ *S f-,.
I

A D V E R T IS IN G A G E N T
M IS SO U R I P A C IF IC -IR O N M O U N TA IN

P. J. M CAL1NEY, F IR S T V IC E -P R E S ID E N T
P R E S ID E N T
S T . L O U IS P O ST E R A D V E R T IS IN G C O .

JOE T. M CADOO, SE C O N D V IC E -P R E S ID E N T
Manager "special service"
brown Shoe Co.

F O R M !

<'
>

A. F. F A Y , T H IR D V IC E -P R E S ID E N T
A D V E R T IS IN G M A N A G E R
M O U N D C IT Y P A IN T AN D C O L O R C O .

G L E N N W . H U T C H IN S O N , S E C 'Y -T R E A S .
V IC E -P R E S ID E N T
G A R D N E R A D V E R T IS IN G C O .
T H E AB O V E C O N S T IT U T E TH E EXECUTIVE
CO M M ITTEE

Organization Committee,
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C*
Gentlemen:-

C O M M ITTE E S
PR O G R A M :
V. L. PR IC E ,

At the last meeting of the Saint Louis
Advertising Men*s League, the following resolution
was unanimously adopted:

CHAIRMAN

VICE-PRESIDENT
National Candy Co .

E N T E R T A IN M E N T :
R. E. LEE, CHAIRMAN
e d ito ria l s ta f f
“ th e Drygoodsman”

M E M B ER SH IP!
A. VON H O FFM A N N , c h a ir m a n
v

PRESIDENT
National Telephone Directory Co .

R E C E PT IO N :
W . S. D O N A L D S O N ,

CHAIRMAN

Vice-president
t

N ational p rin tin g Co.

C O N V E N T IO N .
W . C. D ’A R C Y ,

WHEREAS
It is in our judgment vital to the
success of the new National Banking and Currency Law
that one of the regional banks to be established
under the requirements of said law, should be sit­
uated in Saint Louis.
AND WHEREAS Saint Louis is now a central
reserve city of great power.

CHAIRMAN

president
D-arcy A dvertising Co .

E D U C A T IO N A L :
P. C. G E R H A R T,

CHAIRMAN
Advertising Manager

Wertheimer Swarts Shoe Co.

V IG IL A N C E :
J. C. W O O D L E Y ,

CHAIRMAN
advertising Manager

BE IT RESOLVED That %h& Saint Louis Adver­
tising Men*s League of Saint Lrffuis, Missouri, urges
and recommends the establishjpnt of a regional bank
in the city of Saint"Louis -Sk issouri, and especially
petitions the OrgSlTTMTTOfr Committee of the Federal
Reserve Board so to do.

General Roofing Co.

R O U N D TA B L E :
F L IN T G A R R IS O N ,

CHAIRMAN

president
The drygoodsman publishing Co .

P U B L IC IT Y :
R O Y B. S IM P S O N ,

CHAIRMAN
Advertising manager
Roberts. Johnson, Rand Shoe Co.

P U B L IC A T IO N :
W . A. FERREE,

c h a irm a n

Advertising P rinting dept.
. little

a

Becker printing Co .

L E G IS L A T IV E :
A LLE N W. CLARK,

CHAIRMAN

E ditor
A merican paint

a

o il

dealer

PR ESS :
L. C. D A V IS ,

CHAIRMAN
Advertising Manager
Union e le c tric lig h t

a

Power Co.

A S S O C IA T E ED ITO R
“ A S S O C IA T E D A D V E R T IS IN G ”
G. P R A T H E R K N A P P ,
A dvertising Manager
Mississippi valley trust Co .




GWH - HMG

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ST. LOUIS A S S O C IA T IO N OF CREDIT MEN
O R G A N IZ E D M A Y 4, 18 9 6 — IN C O R P O R A T E D M A R C H 16, 1910

AFFILIATED BRANCH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CREDIT MEN

303 S E C U R I T Y B U I L D I N G
O LIV E 576
C E N T R A L 114

ST. LOUIS, MO.

January 16, 1914»

O F F IC E R S
W. B. M U N R O E . P r e s i d e n t
S im m o n s

H ardw are

Co.

J. W . C H I L T O N , 1 S T V l C E - P
C rane

A.

Company

E. G I L S T E R , 2ND V i c e - P r
K roeger-A m os-Jam es G r o c e r

«
!

A. O. W i l s o n , T r e a s u r e r
St a t e N a t i o n a l Ba n k
C . P. W E L S H , S e c r e t a r y

E X E C U TIV E B O A R D
A. H. B O E T T E
F i l s j n g e b - B o e t t e S h o e C o.
W . C. B R E C K E N R 1 D G E
Fo r m e r l y P h o e n i x Pl a n i n g

O rg a n iz a tio n
M ill C o.

W . J. D U G G A N
M e r c a n t i l e T r u s t Co .
A R T H U R S. F I S C H E R
V a n e - C u l v e r t P a i n t Co .
E. H . G R E V E
M a l l i n c k r o d t Che m ical W o rk s
I. W . L O V E
G e l l e r . W a r d & H a s n e r H d w e . Co.
A. A. M A Y N E
K r e n n in q G r o cer C o.
C. T . M U L L E N
Q u a l i t y S t o v e & R a n g e Co.
B elleville

C o m m it te e ,

Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D* C*
Gentlemen:Herewith please find copy
of Resolutions adopted by our Board of
Directors at its meeting, held on Monday,
the 12th instant#
Respectfully yours,

H. C. S C O T T
M o u n d C i t y P a i n t & C o l o r Co .
H . F. Z l E G L E R
A n h e u s e r - B u s c h B r e w i n g A ss ’ n

C

?

C H A IR M E N O F C O M M IT T E E S :

SECRETARY.

B a n k in g and C u r r e n c y
C . R. L A W S
B u si n es s L i t e r a t u r e
M . J, B U R K E
C r e d i t C o-op era tio n
A . A. M A Y N E
C

r e d it

D

ept

. M

ethods

F. W . R I S Q U E
Com m ercial A r b it r a t io n
C. W. H U G H E S
Ed ucation al
A. A. M A Y N E
En tertainm ent
J. W . C H I L T O N
F ir e In su ran ce
C. C . R O B E R T S O N
G

ood

G.

and

M.

W elfar
D IN G E S

In v e s tig a tio n

and

e

P ro s e c u tio n

W. J. B U R T O N
Le gislative
JAS. W . B Y R N E S
M embership
A. E. G I L S T E R
M e rc a n tile Agency
I. W . L O V E
R e ta ile r s
SIG . W O L F O R T

OUR MEMBERSHIP COMPRISES 600 OF THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS, JOBBERS,




RETAILERS, BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES

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. LOUIS A S S O C IA T IO N OF CREDIT MEN
O R G A N IZ E D M A Y 4, 1896— IN C O R P O R A T E D M A R C H 16, 1910

AFFILIATED BRANCH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CREDIT MEN

303 S E C U R I T Y B U I L D I N G
O LIV E 576
C E N T R A L 114

ST. LOUIS. MO

O F F IC E R S
W. B. M U N R O E , P r e s i d e n t
S im m o n s

H ardw are

Co.

J. W . C H I L T O N . 1 s t V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
C ran e
A.

R E S O L U T I O N S

Company

E. G I L S T E R . 2 n d V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
K ro eg er-A m o s-Jam es G ro c e r Co.

A. O. W il s o n , T r e a s u r e r
St a t e N a t io n a l B a n k
C.

P. W E L S H . S e c r e t a r y

E X E C U TIV E B O A R D
A. H . B O E T T E
F i l s i n g e r - B q e t t e S h o e Co .
W . C. B R E C K E N R I D G E
Fo r m e r l y Ph o e n i x Pl a n i n g

M ill C o .

W. J. D U G G A N
M e r c a n t i l e T r u s t Co .
A R T H U R S. F I S C H E R
V a n e - C ^ l v e r t P a i n t Co .
E. H . G R E V E
M a l l in c k r o d t C h e m ic a l W orks
I. W . L O V E
G e l l e r . W a r d & H a s n e r H d w e . Co.
A. A. M A Y N E
K r en n in q G rocer C o.
C. T . M U L L E N
Q u a l i t y S t o v e & R a n g e Co.
Belleville
H. C. S C O T T
M o u n d C i t y P a i n t & C o l o r Co .
H . F. Z l E G L E R
A n h e u s e r - B u s c h B r e w i n g A ss ’ n
C H A IR M E N O F C O M M IT T E E S :

B a n k in g and C u r r e n c y
C . R. L A W S
B us i n e s s L i t e r a t u r e
M . J. B U R K E

RESOLVED, That the Saint Louis Association
of Credit Men is keenly interested in the Federal
Reserve Act which provides for Federal Reserve
Banks to furnish an elastic currency, to afford
means of re-discounting commercial paper, to
establish a more effective supervision of banking
in the United States, and for other purposes, and
believe that the legislation will be effective in
its operations and reflect credit on its authors*
RESOLVED, That Saint Louis, Missouri is the
logical and natural location* for the regional
bank by its rank in population, i ts great facilities as a railroad center, its rank as a manu­
facturing center and distributor of merchandise,
to the record of Its banking institutions for
stability and financial strength, its volume of
annual clearings and b y reason of its Importance
in trade movements from contiguous territory, the
states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi,
Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas,
Nebraska, Southern Indiana and Southern Illinois*

C r e d it C o-op era tio n
A . A. M A Y N E
C r ed it D ep t. M ethods
F. W . R I S Q U E
C o m m er cial A r b it r a tio n
C. W. H U G H E S
Ed ucation al
A . A. M A Y N E
En tertainm ent
J. W . C H I L T O N
F ire Insurance
C. C . R O B E R T S O N

RESOLVED, That the Saint Louis Association of
Credit Men with a membership of 600 from the lead­
ing manufacturing j jobbing and banking lines, by
its Board of Directors urges the establishment
in Saint Louis, Missouri of a Federal Reserve
Bank and that a copy of these resolutions be
mailed to the Reserve Bank, Organization committee,
Washington, D« C«

G ood an d W e l f a r e
G. M . D I N G E S
I n v e s t ig a t io n an d Pr o sec utio n
W . J. B U R T O N
L egisla tive
JAS. W. B Y R N E S

President

M embership
A. E. G I L S T E R
M e rc a n tile Agency
I. W . L O V E
R eta ile r s
SIG . W O L F O R T

OUR MEMBERSHIP COMPRISES 600 OF THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS, JOBBERS,




RETAILERS, BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES

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ST. LOUIS A S S O C IA T IO N OF CREDIT MEN
O R G A N IZ E D M A Y 4, 18 9 6 — IN C O R P O R A T E D M A R C H

16, 1910

AFFILIATED BRANCH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CREDIT MEN

303 S E C U R I T Y B U I L D I N G
O LIV E 576
C E N T R A L 114

ST. LOUIS, MO,

O F F IC E R S
W. B. M U N R O E . P r e s i d e n t
S im m o n s

H ardw are

Co.

January 16, 1914*

J. W . C H I L T O N . 1 s t V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
C rane

Com pany

A.

E. G I L S T E R , 2 n d V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
K ro eg er-A m o s-Jam es G ro c e r Co.

A.

O. W il s o n . T
St a t e N a t io n a

reasurer
l

Ba

n k

C. P. W E L S H . S e c r e t a r y

E X E C U TIV E B O A R D
A. H. B O E T T E
F i l s i n g e r - B o e t t e S h o e C o.
W. C. B R E C K E N R I D G E
Fo r m e r l y Ph o e n i x Pl a n i n g

M ill C o.

Mr# A# L. Shapleigh, President,
Business Men4s League,
510 Locust St*, St.Louis*

W . J. D U G G A N
M e r c a n til e T r u st C o.
A R T H U R S. F I S C H E R
V a n e - C a l v e r t P a i n t Co .
E. H. G R E V E
M a l l in c k r o d t C he m ical W o rk s
I. W . L O V E
G e l l e r , W a r d & H a s n e r H d w e . Co.
A. A. M A Y N E
K r e n n i n g G r o c e r Co .
C. T . M U L L E N
Q u a l i t y S t o v e & R a n g e Co.
Belleville
H. C. S C O T T
M o u n d C i t y Pa i n t & C o lo r C o .
H . F. Z I E G L E R
A n h e u s e r - B u s c h B r e w i n g A ss ’ n
C H A IR M E N O F C O M M IT T E E S :

B a n kin g and C u r r e n c y
C . R. L A W S
B u siness L it e r a t u r e
M. J. B U R K E

Dear Mr. Shapleigh:Answering your letter of
the 9th inst*, asking us to adopt Resolu­
tions concerning the selection of St* Louis
for the establishment of one of the great
regional banks, beg to enclose a copy of the
Resolutions which have been forwarded to Wash­
ington D* C#
Assuring you that it is always
our pleasure to co-operate with the League, and
wifeh best wishes, I am,
Respectfully yours,

C r e d i t Co-op era tio n
A . A. M A Y N E
C r ed it D ep t. M ethods
F. W . R I S Q U E

SECR^TARf

Com m ercial A r b i t r a t io n
C. W . H U G H E S
Educational
A. A. M A Y N E
En tertainm ent
J. W. C H I L T O N
F ir e In su ran ce
C. C. R O B E R T S O N
G ood a n d W e l f a r e
G. M. D I N G E S
In v e s tig a tio n and P rose cu tio n
W. J. B U R T O N
Le gislative
JAS. W. B Y R N E S
M embership
A . E. G I L S T E R
M e rc a n tile Agency
I. W . L O V E
R eta ilers
SIG . W O L F O R T

OUR MEMBERSHIP COMPRISES 600 OF THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS, JOBBERS,




RETAILERS, BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

ST. LOUIS A S S O C IA T IO N OF CREDIT MEN
O R G A N IZ E D M A Y 4, 1896— IN C O R P O R A T E D M A R C H

16, 1910

AFFILIATED BRANCH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CREDIT MEN

303 S E C U R I T Y B U I L D I N G
O LIV E 576
C E N T R A L 114

ST. LOUIS, MO.

O F F IC E R S
W. B. M U N R O E . P r e s i d e n t
Simmons H a r d w a r e Co.
J. W . C H I L T O N , 1s t V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
C r a n e Co m p a n y
A.

B E S 0- L P. t I Q If S

E. G I L S T E R . 2nd V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
K r o e g e r - A m o s - J a m e s G r o c e r Co.

A. O. W i l s o n , t r e a s u r e r
St a t e N a t i o n a l B a n k
C. P. W E L S H . S e c r e t a r y
e x e c u t iv e

board

A. H . B O E T T E
F il s i n g e r - B o e t t e S h o e C o.
W. C. B R E C K E N R I D G E
Fo r m e r l y Ph o e n i x P l a n i n g

M il l C o.

W . J. D U G G A N
M e r c a n t i l e T r u s t Co .
A R T H U R S. F I S C H E R
V a n e - C a l v e r t P a i n t C o.
E. H. G R E V E
M a l l i n c k r o d t C he m ical W o rk s
I. W . L O V E
G e l l e r . W a r d & H a s n e r H d w e . Co.
A. A. M A Y N E
K r e n n in g G ro cer C o.
C. T . M U L L E N
Q u a l i t y S t o v e & R a n g e Co.
B e l l e v il l e

H. C, S C O T T
M o u n d C i t y P a i n t & C o l o r Co .
H. F. Z I E G L E R
A n h e u s e r - B u s c h B r e w i n g Ass’ n
c h a ir m e n

of

c o m m it t e e s

Ban k in g and C urrency
C . R. L A W S
B u si n es s L i t e r a t u r e
M. J. B U R K E

:

RLSGLVL£, iftat the Saint Louis Association
o f C redit Men is keenly Interested in the Federal
Reserve Act which provides tor fed eral Reserve
Banks to furnish an e la s t ic currency* to affo rd
Beans o f red isc o u n tin g commercial paper# to
e sta b lish a sore effe c tiv e supervision o f banking
in the United States* and fo r other purposes* and
believe that the le g is la t io n w i l l be e ffe c tiv e in
i t s operations and r e fle c t c re d it on i t s authors*

RESOLVKfc, That Saint Louis* Missouri i s the
lo g ic a l and natural location fo r the region al
bank by i t s rank in population* i t s gre a t f a c i l ­
i t i e s as a railro ad center* i t s rank as a manu­
facturing center and d istrib u to r o f merchandise*
fcy the record o f i t s banking in stitu tio n s fo r
s t a b ilit y and fin an cial strength* i t s volume o f
annual clearin gs and by reason o f i t s importance
In trade movements fro® contlguots territo ry # the
states o f Missouri * Oklahoma* Texas* M ississippi#
Arkansas* Louisiana, Tennssaee, Kentucky* Kansas*
Nebraska* Southern Indiana and Southern I l l i n o i s *

C r e d i t C o-op era tio n
A. A. M A Y N E
C r ed it D ep t. M ethods
F. W . R I S Q U E
Com m erc ia l A r b i t r a t i o n
C. W. H U G H E S
Ed ucation al
A. A. M A Y N E
En tertainm ent
J. W . C H I L T O N
Fire Insurance
C. C. R O B E R T S O N
G ood a n d W e l f a r e
G. M . D I N G E S

RE30LYE&* That the Saint Louis Association o f
C redit Men with a membership o f 600 from the lead­
ing manufacturing, Jobbing and banking lin e s* by
I t s Board o f Directors urges the establishment
in Saint Louis* Missouri o f a Federal Reserve
Bank and that a copy o f these resolutions be
mailed to the Reserve Bank, Organisation committee,
Washington* £• C*

In v e s tig a tio n and P ro se cu tio n
W. J. B U R T O N
Le gislative
JAS . W. B Y R N E S

President

Membership
A. E. G I L S T E R
M e rc a n tile Agency
I. W . L O V E

Secretary,

R e ta ile rs
SIG . W O L F O R T

OUR MEMBERSHIP COMPRISES 600 OF THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS, JOBBERS,




RETAILERS, BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

ST. LOUIS A S S O C IA T IO N OF CREDIT MEN
O R G A N IZ E D M A Y 4. 1 8 9 6 — IN C O R P O R A T E D M A R C H 16, 1910

AFFILIATED BRANCH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CREDIT MEN

303 S E C U R I T Y B U I L D I N G
O LIVE 576
C E N T R A L 114

ST. LOUIS, MO.

January 16, 1914#
O F F IC E R S
W. B. M U N R O E , P r e s i d e n t
Simmons H a r d w a r e Co .
J. W . C H I L T O N . 1 s t V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
C rane
A.

Company

E. G I L S T E R . 2 n d V ic e - P r e s id e n
K roeger- A mos-J a m es G rocer C o.

t

A. O . W il s o n . T r e a s u r e r
Sta t e N a t io n a l B a n k

C. P. W E L S H . S e c r e t a r y

Mr* W* P. Saunders,
Sec*y & Gen* Mgr*, Business *%n*s League,
510 Locust Street, St. Louis, Mo*

E X E C U TIV E B O A R D
A. H . B O E T T E
F i l s i n g e r - B o e t t e S h o e Co.
W . C. B R E C K E N R I D G E
Fo r m e r l y Ph o e n i x P l a n i n g

M ill C o.

Dear Mr. Saunders

W. J. D U G G A N
M e r c a n t i l e T r u s t Co.
A R T H U R S. F I S C H E R
V a n e - C a l v e r t P a i n t Co .
E. H . G R E V E
M a l l in c k r o d t Che m ical W o rk s
I. W . L O V E
G e l l e r . W a r d & H a s n e r H d w e . Co.
A. A. M A Y N E
K r e n n i n q G r o c e r Co.
C. T. M U L L E N
Q u a l i t y S t o v e & R a n g e Co.
B elleville
H . C. S C O T T
M o u n d C i t y P a i n t & C o l o r Co.
H. F. Z I E G L E R
A n h e u s e r - B u s c h B r e w i n g Ass’ n
C

h a ir m e n

o f

c o m m it t e e s

B a n k in g and C u r r e n c y
C. R. L A W S

:

Answering your letter of
the 9th inst** asking us to adopt Resolutions
concerning the selection of St. Louis for the
establishment of one of the great regional
banks, beg to enclose a copy of the Reso­
lutions which have been forwarded to W a s h ­
ington D* C*
Assuring you that it is
always our pleasure to co-operate with the
League, and with best wishes, I am,
Respectfully yours,

B u si n es s L i t e r a t u r e
M . J. B U R K E
C r e d it C o-op era tio n
A. A. M A Y N E

SECRETARY,

C r ed it D ept. M ethods
F. W . R I S Q U E
C o m m er cial A r b it r a tio n
C. W. H U G H E S
E d ucation al
A. A. M A Y N E
E n tertainm ent
J. W . C H I L T O N
F ire I n surance
C. C. R O B E R T S O N
G ood a n d W e l f a r e
G. M. D IN G E S
In v e s tig a t io n and P ro se cu tio n
W . J. B U R T O N
L e gislative
JAS . W. B Y R N E S
Membership
A . E. G I L S T E R
M e rc a n tile Agency
I. W . L O V E
R etailers
SIG . W O L F O R T

OUR MEMBERSHIP COMPRISES 600 OF THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS, JOBBERS,




RETAILERS, BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

ST. LOUIS A S S O C IA T IO N OF CREDIT MEN
O R G A N IZ E D M A Y 4, 1896— IN C O R P O R A T E D M A R C H

16, 1910

AFFILIATED BRANCH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CREDIT MEN

303 S E C U R I T Y B U I L D I N G
O LIV E 576
C E N T R A L 114

ST. LOUIS. MO.

O F F IC E R S
W . B. M U N R O E , P r e s i d e n t
S im m o ns H a r d w a r e C o.
J . W . C H I L T O N . 1s t V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
C rane, C ompany
A.

R IS O U

T X0 WS

E. G I L S T E R . 2nd V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
K r o e g e r - A m o s - J a m e s G r o c e r Co.

A. O. W i l s o n , T r e a s u r e r
St a t e N a tio n a l Ba n k
C. P. W E L S H . S e c r e t a r y

E X E C U TIV E B O A R D
A. H. B O E T T E
F i l s i n g e r - B o e t t e S h o e Co.
W. C. B R E C K E N R I D G E
Fo r m e r l y Ph o e n ix Pla n in g

M il l Co.

W . J. D U G G A N
M e r c a n t il e T r u s t C o.
A R T H U R S. F I S C H E R
V a n e - C a l v e r t P a i n t Co .
E. H. G R E V E
M a l l in c k r o d t C he m ical W o rk s
I. W . L O V E
G e l l e r . W a r d & H a s n e r H d w e . Co.
A. A. M A Y N E
K r en n in g G rocer C o.
C. T . M U L L E N
Q u a l i t y S t o v e & R a n g e Co.
B elleville
H . C. S C O T T
M o u n d C i t y P a i n t & C o l o r Co.
H. F. Z I E G L E R
A n h e u s e r - B u s c h B r e w i n g Ass’ n
c h a ir m e n

of

c o m m it t e e s

Ban k in g and C urrency
C . R. L A W S
Bus in es s L i t e r a t u r e
M. J. B U R K E
C r e d it Co-op era tio n
A. A. M A Y N E
C r ed it D e p t. M ethods
F. W . R I S Q U E
C om m erc ia l A r b i t r a t i o n
C. W. H U G H E S
Educational
A. A. M A Y N E
En tertainm ent
J. W . C H I L T O N
Fire Insurance
C. C. R O B E R T S O N
G ood a n d W e l f a r e
G. M . D I N G E S

:

RESOLVED, That the Saint Louis Association
o f c re d it Men la keenly interested in the Federal
Reserve Act which provides fo r Federal Reserve
Banks to furnish an e la s t ic currency, to affo rd
naans o f re-'discounting commercial paper, to
esta b lish a more effe c tiv e supervision o f banking
in the United States# and fo r other purposes# and
believe that the le g is la t io n w ill be e ffe c tiv e in
i t s operations and r e fle c t c re d it on i t s authors*
RESOLVED, That Saint Louis, Missouri i s the
lo g ic a l and natural location f o r the regional
bank by i t s rank in population, I t s gre a t fac l 1i t l e s as a ra ilro a d center* I t s rank as a manu­
facturing center and d istrib u to r o f merchandise,
Vy the record o f i t s banking in stitu tio n s fo r
s t a b ilit y and fin a n c ia l strength# i t s volume o f
annual clearin gs and by reason o f i t s importance
in trade movements from contiguous te rrito ry , the
states o f M issouri, Oklahoma, Texas, M ississip pi,
Arkansas, Louisiana# Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas,
Nebraska, Southern Indiana and Southern I llin o is #
RESOLVED, That the Saint Louis Association o f
C redit Men with a membership o f 600 from the lead ­
ing manufacturing, jobbing and banking lines# by
i t s Board o f Directors urges the establishment
In Saint Louis# Missouri o f a Federal Reserve
Bank and that a copy o f these resolutions be
mailed to the Reserve Bank, Organization Committee,
Washington# D. Co

In v e stig a tio n and P rose cu tio n
W. J. B U R T O N
Le gislative
JAS . W. B Y R N E S

Presl dent

Membership
A. E. G I L S T E R
M e rc a n tile Agency
I. W . L O V E

Secretary,

R e ta ile rs
SIG . W O L F O R T

OUR MEMBERSHIP COMPRISES 600 OF THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS, WHOLESALERS, JOBBERS,




RETAILERS, BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

3

»XJC O H EJDIN<>

TH E S A IN T LO UIS B A N K E R
418

T h e Commence m o n t h l y

M e r c h a n t s - L a o lb d b B u ild in g

s t

l o ij is

,

The Honorable
The Secretary of the Treasury
and
The Sc
Secretary of Agriculture

m ;o

. January2Q,1914

\
|

The Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
in official session# St Louis, Mo*»

J/\jy

9 4

jg ^

»
y—
iFOP?M ^
FORM

Gentlemen:*—
The Saint Louis-Southwestern Trade Press Association
composed of trade journals representing virjpp&S^i.^all lines of industrial, commercial,
and financial enterprise in the Southwell, formally \dopted this day the following
resolutions:
WHEREAS fundamental eo^nomic ooifaltions have constituted St Louis the predominant
center of commercial and financial exchanges apr the Southwest; and whereas this City has
been legally charged with Central Reserve cup^rody oflrNational Bank funds for a vast terri**
tory, and has faithfully and satisfactorily performed such reserve functions during half
a centuryj and whereas this Associat£oir*%*3&«1fas that the best interests of this territory
require the continuance of relations now and heretofore existing between this City and
the territory it naturally serves, in commercial and financial functions: Therefore
RESOLVED, that we memorialize the Reserve Bank Committee to recognize the
economic qualifications of St Louis to administer the Federal Reserve funds of the ter>~
ritory so long efficiently served by its banking institutions; and we petition the Com­
mittee to designate St Louis as a Regional Reserve Bank City, under the Federal Reserve
Act, assigning to it the territory naturally tributary to this center and hitherto depending
on St Louis for exchange, reserve, and credit facilities*




With expressions of high respect,

President

Chairman Committee on Resolutions.

R ep rod uced from the U nclassified

I D eclassified H oldings of the N ational A rchives

Lis* oy

All—

m m m m

Ruasoll,
A?k.

m ua.

■PM***, iMBb.r Co.,

Allla (itwitie.llo

Ark.

V. L. Martin,

Ju. P. Kontgrnwry * Son,
AlTla (Cwhwan P.O.), Ari.

1* M. 3panoor * Qo.#
Anna (Araada P. 0*)t Ark.

X* I* Brady,
Anniarillo, Ark.

0*0.&•A*0 -Maya,

Thos. Carter,

Antoine, Ark.

Apt (^onaaboro f.Q#}#

f. 1. Darieon.
Bald Knob, Ark

Killer lumber Co.,
Bald iCnob, Ark.

8* P. Moore,

Ark.

oo. t

Bald Knob, Ark.

Bat©grille, Ark.

Marttn-Eaeiioy Loaibor Co.,
Baterrille. Ark.

H. K. Brinkman,

0. A. Priae,
Beebe, Ark.

Jojin Carter,
Belabor, Ark.

Solwi&effmbtr k Powers,
B i^^jexe, Ark *

1. 1* George & Bro
Birta, Ark.

?* H. Blaokwoll & Boatf
Blaok Rook, Ark.

Oaldwall * Penlx,
Bono, Ark.

J. L. Stringer,
Bono, &rk»

Bradford* &rk*

Bearden. Xrk.

J. w. Little & Co.,

0. L. Clea,
B* noht Ark.

tarnaMPoirle Co.

m * w n m u Co.,
Brinkley, Ark.

latfr A Doney Lumbar C o .,
Caaden, Ark.

Clarendon Lo»b#r Co.,
Olararnton, Ark.

Crawford-#oGregor Canb> Oa.
Clarondon, Ark.

S. Davidson,
Clarendon. Ark

Saxton & nilson,
Oord, Ark.

Wm * Z Quollmal* Lbr.Mlfg. Co.,
Ooraing, Ark.

J. H. Phippa Lbr. Co.,
Orooeee, Ark.

CaretBdji^fiason lumber C o . ,
Croesott, Ark.

■$#»«&
Deane, Ark.

Port or Ltaaber Co.
Derraott, Ark.

Uoah Johnson & » .
oi
Brakes Cre$>




BrliutXoy, Ayic*

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#a

0« 1* Xoori,
Bagla M ills , Ark*

J. 0* fay lo r ,
E lg in (low Port P . O . ) , Ark*

Oak Loaf M ill CO.,
fa b s r , Ark.

A. 1. Schoolfield M ill Co.
foreman, Ark.

G i ll s t t Imabsr Co.,
O ills t t , Ark.

$. E. Martin,
O i l l s t t , Ark*

Short & Johns,
Olsnwood, Ark*

Moors ft sons,
Goldman, Ark.

1 . S. C arter,
Or i f f i t h r i l l s , Ark*

Jas. A. H a a r llls ,
O r i i f i t h r i l l e , Ark.

J* M. Gibson,

Orubbe, Ark*

Arkansas Qa$ C o . ,
Halana, Ark.

D arnell Lumber Co.,
Hslsna, Ark.

J. W. Denison ft Co.,
Hslsna, Ark.

Hslsna Lumbar ft Box Co.,
Hslsna, Ark*

Lmndsll JD
and ft Lbr. Co.,
Hslsna, Ark.

A. f . Lynch (Hickory M f * . )
Molina, Ark*

Uhpam ft A glar.
Hslsna, Ark. (a lso Chicago)

Hsth Lombsr Co.,
Hath, Ark*

to s s -A tt ls y Lambsr Co.,
Hsth, Ark.

Higdon Lombsr ft Mfg. Co.,
Hlgdsn, Ark*

J. 9. Uelson ft Son,
Higdon, Ark.

J* 1* Copeland Lumber Co.,
Honan, Ark.

Bad BiYsr Cottonwood Co.,
Homan, Ark.

Hops Lumbsr Co.,
Hops, Ark.

Saar ft fo s t e r ,
Horatio, Ark*

Cooksey Bros.
Horatio, Ark.

frank Ogdsn,
Horatio, Ark.

Arkansas Hdwd. Lumbar CO.,
Hvmqphrsy, Ark*

frank R sgnisr,
Humphrey, Ark#

Oaf I t s f P h illip s ,
t

Hunt or, Ark*

Dawson Bros, ft Co.,
Hunter, Ark*

Wisconsin Lumber Co*,
f& t t lg , Ark*

W . H* Daubs,
m
Ira n , Ark.

M. jf. Andars ft Co.,
Jsrssy, Ark*

Andsrson Bros. Lbr. Co.,
Jordan, Ark.




Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#1

Weatherly ft Bonds,
K e lle r, Ark*

§•0# H# ft tra d Tam wagener
Karr, Ark*

l#aa»dor Kim**,
Kiraes, Ark#

E# J* Andirsoh,

Atkina ftusbar Co*9
I d t t la Hook, Ark#

A lbert L. Hart hay.
L it t le Rook, Ark.

T altaar limber Co#9
l i t t l e Roak, Ark* ■

S* D* Conner,
Lookesburg, Aik*

Cannon Bros*
MeS&b, Ark.

L a p ila , Ark*

J in iK A X lA I

KX K

J* I* Derore,
Harohe, Ark*

0. 1* faataa Limber C o . v
Meroney, Ark*

H# I . Moaa & 0 0 . 9
Minturn, Ark.

H a sse ll ft Httgke89
Mount ainburgt Ark*

R* F* Carter,
Mirant Piagah, Ark#

S# 1* Marion,
lewport, Ark#

f r a t 0* Bnok,
Okay, Ark.

Oksa# liay ey er Hdwd.Xto.0o
Okilena, Ark*

0# W* Hedges,
Olyphant v Ark.

Cotton Balt Limber C o .9
teaah Orchard, Ark#

Jaa. J)ay9
fa a Ridge, Ark.

l l l i s b e r r y ft Webster 00.,
Bine B lu ff9 Ark.

S a l** ft Hay,
Poole, Ark#

American fo raat 0 o . 9
Portland9 Ark.

Jokn 3* ShaT*r Lumber Co*,
Strawberry, Ark*

J# M Shaiwood ft son,
#
Success, Ark#

J. D. Slootm A Sons,
f i l t o n 9 Ark#

H ito k a ll Bros. Lbr.Co.,
In o flB , Ark*

1. f # Bunn,

IFttekarsu&n, Ark#

Yoxk Limber 0 o . ,
Tanndale, Ark#

t# I . Harrison,
Vendor, Ark*

Irowne Bros*
Yard, Ar£#

J# 1* All** ft Co.,
fin s B lu fff Ark*

Casa, Ark.

Adoook lb Dickson,
Doddridge, Ark#

?, C. Barton,
Jonesboro, Ark#

Barkett,
,kton, Ark*



J# h * Allan9

?# S. Black,
Brighton, Ark.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#4
Brinkley Oar Works & X#g* C o . ,
Brinkley, Air3 #
c
1* H. Brinlopan,
Ce*den, Ark*

W* f * Bonner,
Pooahontae, Ark*

O. M* Braahere,
Beeoh Grove, Ark.

B* K* Burnea & Bros*
Palestin e, Ark*

Beer Lumber Co • f
Hope, Ark*

J* J. B arries,
Moreland, Ark*

S* II* Brandebury,
Hope, Ark*

Central M ill & Lbr C o . ,
L it t le Roak, Ark*

W* I * Burnette,
Lexa, Ark.BvMgk

A* W Gerry,
*
Worden, Ark*

Battgh lb Adam,
dorado, Ark*

Central Store Co*,
R ee d v ille, Ark* *

9» X* Braadeburjr,
Sheppard, Ark*

Cache Lumber k Shingle Co..
P iggo tt, Ark*

Croaaett Lusher Co*,
Croaaett, Ark.

£* A* Conner9 J* B*
Ashton, Ark*

Cottesi Plant Veneer Pkg. Co.,
Cotton, Ark*

W* T. Caatlea * Co.,
H albert, Ark*

Jaa* H* Car sea,
Betontl, Ark*

j

J. W. Benson,
Camden, Ark.

Bean Betty limber Co*,
B ig lake, Ark*

A* f * Cook h Sons,
B ev all B lu ff# Ark*

1* 1* Bay 6 Sons,
B atto, Ark*

Wn. H* Banba,
Fordyee, Ark*

J* M* Dyer,
Aina, Ark*

3* C. Boaa,
A tlan ta, Ark*

B* W* D aria,
Auvergne, Aik*

Bftiseli Brea*
Barton, Ark*

John W* Dewoody,
Hot Springe, Ark*

A* 9* Daridaon,
Lookeaburgjc Ark*

B aris Lumber CO*,
Magnolia, Ark*

t * 0* B i l l A Co.,
Marked f r e e . Ark*

the Ebony Co*,
Bbony, Ark*




fheo* fathaner & Co.,
Helena, Ark*

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fo re s t City Bo* Co* 9
fo r e s t City, Ark.

J. B. Callowayt
Clarendon. Ark*

Fourohe H irer lumber Co.,
Bigelow, Ark*

0eo. A* Greer,
Bee Aro, Ark*

Joseph farmer,
Mulberry, Ark*

Jaoitb F . Gieroh,
Aurergne, Ark*

w y.
*

fr y a r ,
Often y Ark.

Caines Hibbard,
lioh n or, Ark*

Helena Box C o.f
Helena, Ark*

Horn Bros*,
fabash9 Ark*

Honeberger-Monro Lbr. Co.
f o r t Smith, Ark.

f * J # H a rrille9
Bequeen, Ark.

Holmes & Livingston,
Bdgemont, Ark.

J* K* H a ll Lumber Co*
Elmore, Ark.

f * A* Harwell,
H a tfe ild , Ark.

Hoy Howardf
Havaxma, Ark*

Hayden Lumber Co.,
Sector^ Ark.

Helena Woodenwarc Co.,
Helena9 Ark.

Heines M illin g Co. 9
Heines9 Ark*

Hove Baaber C o . 9
Wabash, Ark*

V. F. H arris.
Marianna* Ark.

fta* Hosey lumber C o .f
Suooesst Ask*
W* L* Hedgeeook
W iltont Ark.

Highland Bomber Co*t
Snosr Laket Ark*

Henderson Bomber C o . 9
Poole, Aik*

Jones 4 Dunne,
Jennie 9 Ark*

A* S* J e ffe r s 9
Haaalln, Ark*

Johnson B r o «.#
Judsonia, Ark*

A* J* Jones.
Weldon, Ark.

A* J* K e lle r,
Could, Ark

f * B* King,
A&ona, Ark.

W. F. Kershaw9
Marianna,■
Ark*

Lansing Wheelbarrow
Parkin, Ark*

1* I * Ladd * c e . 9
fu rth , Ark*

LeaTitt Land * Bbr. Co
Bermott 9 Ark.




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Lautra Shlngla 8o*#
Cargile, Ark.
Lowry * lagar,
Doyla, Ark.

Lnokatt Sloan fit & Lbr.Co
Gould, Ark*

J* L* Idtohflaid,
Albart, Ark.

W PM FT i f i r * p

loo* MaOraakan & Son,
n

n r hit fl

m rm m

Suooaaa, Ark*
L. W. M M l f ,
Kanyon, Ark.

§* t * Martin Lumber Co.,

♦ Pina Bluff, Ark*

1* A* Langaiai* & Co?ip
XaCrory, Ark*

J* W* MoOaatnay,
Ba»al, Aik *

Laarranaa Lmftar Co. t
Miraaan, Ark*

I&fg«iij|adUtk<

Lana Lumbar Go*,
Siliod, Ark*

Xonatta Lumber Oo*,
Xofeatta, Ark*

J* M* Lang,
Biplay, Ark*

Mara Land & Lumber Co.*
Morov Ark*

J. E. MoCaatney,
BesmneJ, Ark*

*• L. Myer,
Biggatt, Ark*

KaBonaM Bra a
*
Helena, Ark.

Xiaaouri Arkanaaa Lbr.Co
Berea, Ark*

0* $» Meadowa,
Eanrille, Ark*

J* f* Morris,
Leviaw, Ark*

1* L* Xrnaa * 0a. f
Oonld, Ark*

?* M. Milburn,
Grefenw&y, Ark*

A* I* Moody * Sen,
Bald Knob, Ark*

D* 1* Maadova,
1 eeoh grove, Ark*

0* 0* Moon,
Saaifa, Ark.

Malina Lumbar Co.,
Malvern, Ark*

lawton Laaber Co.,
Oajmerarille, Ark.

lavhouaa Mill & Lumbar
0ould, Ark*

O'Bannon Lanber Co.,
Bdgamont, Ark*

J. §* Opiti,
Haakell, Ark*

A* L* BaatX,
Grady, Ark.

Palmara union Gin 0o«,
Grubbs, Ark*

Barkina stave & Mtg* Co*,
i l r Ark*
fg.

0* J* Peaoook,
Beedev ilia, Ark*




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fann Iambor Co.,
B airns, Ark*
Poaroo Jtaabor Co*,
Kaarnoy, Ark*

S* A* Snood,
Wilburn, Ark*

$* P. P arro tt,
S t. franoise, Ark*

Shoffner Inmber Co*,
Shoffner, Ark*

Pocahontas Inuifcar Co.,
Pocahontas, Ark.

W* A* Smith ft Bros.
Pooahontas, Ark.

Pearce Lamfcer Co. ,
Pina B lu ff, Ark*

?* B. Sohonweiler,
P a ris , t e n Arkansas*

tm ssall ft Washburn,
S v a a s r ills , Ark*

0* ?• Schneider,
Bradford, Ark*

w* C* B e l t s m « r ,
Arkansas C ity , Ark*

V

J. M. Sherwood,
Success, Ark*

Purdy Coopar Chair Co.,
HalYern, Ark.

/

J* W. Shafer,
Ylnoant, Ark*

H* J* Soott,
Brighton, Ark.

Boss - A ttlay Lumber Co*,
Hath, Ark.

Chorry T a lle y , Ark*

S« J* B u ssa ll,
Waldo, Ark.

SOuth Wostorn Veneer Co
Cotton Plant, Ark*

Bound Pond E s w in a l Co.,
Bound Pond, Ark*

Southerland ft Barkor,
Bdga&ont 9 .irk*

W i l li a * Huebo11 ft Co.,

Sparkman loo ft Mfg. Co.
fordyce, Ark*

Southland, Ark.

J* A* Sifford,

B* L. S tia g sr,
Algoa, Ark*

1* A* Thomas ft Sons,
C u rtis, Ark.

J* I * f r u s s a ll,
Duluee, Ark*

J. Y* Turner,
Jonesboro, Ark*

IfTwa— i'to«in«r xta*

,

W* P. f r i e s lumber Co.,
Cassooo, Ark.

v r m*,
..
Blrta, Ark.

Wearer ft Mppy,
B a ri* Ark.

VllllM. Bros.,
f«f&ja*t Ark. -

0. S. Whltaan Lumber CO
B a r i; Ark*

Vrlght B*ofami Lunber Co*9
Portland, Ark*

Wisarbana Xnnber Co*,
fe t tle to n , Ark*

Wabbar Bros.
Ilmnons, Ark.

J. C* W illia a a ft Son,
fordyce, Ark.




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im 1# w illiam s,
Bearden, Ark.

Kimball la c y Lumber
Arkansas City, Ark#
(A lso Meaphis, Tenn.)

F# ¥. Wegman,
Jonesboro, Ark.

le e Wilson ft Oo.,
Armor e l y Ark.
(Hdqs#) Wilson, Ark*)

1 . 1 . Walla©©,
4
le o le , Ark.

Bed B lre r fla b o r C o.,
Ashdown, Ark.
(Hdqs. St. lo u is , Mo.)

Winchester JAunbor Co#,
Winchester, Ark.

B ig Creek lumber C o . ,
Aubrey, Ark.
(Hdqs.Helena, Ark.}

Wolcott M ill & Gin Co.,
W aleott, Ark#
A. A. Wood,
B u sse ll, Ark#
W f . McBride f
#
Argenta, Ark.
Bebert 0. Janes ,
Arkadelphia, ir k .
Deaha lumber C o .,
(Hdqs. South Bend, lad)
Arkansas City, Ark*
Grayling lamber Co.,
Arkansas City, Ark.
(Hdqs. Homos, X»# >
§# D. Holloway ft son
Belcher, Ark.

fee. H
#

wi*
ht,

Buckeye lumber Co.,
Augusta, Ark.
(Hdqs# flew Wapakoneta Co.,
Wapakoneta, Ohio#}
H# 0. Sewle,
Augusta, Ark.
P. F. Donnelly ft Co.,
Banks, Ark#
Bureka Hdwd# I b r . Co*,
Beoten, Ark#
(Edge* B u ffa lo , lew Y ork .)

i# §# Clark,
Belnre, Ark.
Belohcr*8ti;ae lumber Co.,
(Hdqs# Searcy,)
B eleher, Ark#
j.

Fulton County Ib r . Co.,
(Hdqs. Koohsster,ln&#}
Bemie 4 Arkansas.

len t on, Arkansas.
Dunokel Bex ft laasber Co-,
Blaok Bock, Ark#
(Hdts# S p rin g fie ld , Mo#)
Bliss*®ook Oak Co.,
B l i s s r i l l e , Ark.
A# 1. Sander lumber Co#,
B ly th e v ille , Ark*
Fenrod^Jurden-^oCowen lumber Co.,
(Hdqs# Kansas C ity , Mo»)
B ra s fle ld , Ark#
'
8. A# Qraros,
Buena f i s t a , Ark.




A# l.Hanby,
B e r r y fille , Ark#
W A# Stark lumber Co.,
#
(Hdqs/ Memphis, fern #}
Bledsoe, Ark#

Boynton land ft Lumber Co.,
(Hdqs. St. Louie, Mo#l
Boynton, Ark.
Monroe lumber ft limber Co#
(M ill * f t ** Monroe, la.f
Brinkley, Ark#
BishopHS&ott land ft Ibr.C o
Oabool, ^ rk .

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Blshop-Se^tjM&sid & X»br. Co. #
Cabool, M .

J. Y. Turaar,
D a li* Ark.

A. S. Cades,
Cadsstom, Ark*

Diarka Lumber & Ooal Co.,
Daquaan, Ark.

Calico Planing Mill Co.,
O alloo, Ark*

» . Burleigh & Sons,
Darmott, ilrk.

Barlow & Kent C o . ,
(Hd$s. TTrbano, Ohio*)
Osadsn, Ark#

Darmott Land & Lbr. Co/
Darmott, Ark*

A* H. Gllbraeh & C o . ,
Clarendon, Ark.

Faa-Crayton Hdwd. Lbr.Co.,
Darmott, Ark*,
(A las Bewport, A rk .)

Arkansas l» Indiana Lumber Co*,
C la r k e r illa , Ark.
(A lso Osark, Ark*)
tr ia n g le Jaunber Co.,
C lio , Ark*

Buena Yista Veneer C o . ,
l a s A re, Ark#
Bes Ars Hoop & lumber C o . ,
>
Das Aro, Ark.

J* H* Phipps limber Co.,
Combs, Ark.

Anohor 3am Hills Co.,
D e ra il B lu ff, Ark.
(Hdgs. Cotton Plant, Ark .)

Bewten Lumber Co..
C a rn e rrllle , Ark.

Derim, Ark*

Frenah Lumber Co.,
O ra w fo rd srllle, Ark*

Spring Bask Lumber Co*,
Doddridge, Ark.

I,.WVtLT™"** •

fTiflgsI m m m mry:.■mi)
I
fyronsa Lumber Co*,
B a r i, Ark.
(Hdqs. Prori&ence, B* 1
<

J. W. M orris,

Buriy* i r t o z x x»xinnrs

Orlttandan Lunbdr Co.,
B a ri, Ark*,
(Hdqs# Proridenoe, S.I.)
Whitman A Pittman Lbr.
B a r lf Ark#

Gerald B* Lambert Co.,
B la in e, Ark*
X elley Lumber Co*,
(Hqds. Baaroy, A rk .)
Baraka, Ark/
p . 0. D avails B lu ff,

S# J# 7!I l l s ( C a . f
k
B i l l e r i l l ® , Ark.
Oak Wood Mfg. Co.,
(Hdqs. Hannibal, Mo*,)
Experiment, Ark#

Forrest City Mfg. Co.,
fa r ra s t C ity, Ark#

Baylor & Johnson Co.,
Forrest City, Ark.

farmer Land & Lumbar Co.,
fe rld g e , Ark.

Gould Cooperage & Lumber Co i
Gould, Ark.
1

Qaehe K lre r Lumbar Co.,
Grays, Ark.



GraysoniartSaBhrllle Lbr .Co.,
Graysonia, Ark. t
(A lsa B a sh rille r Salas Dept.
Grayeon*MeLeod Lbr .Co.,
8ft# Louis, Mo.)

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John II* Keys,
Gtardon, Ark.

Geo. Hillman,
(Kdgs* Alteaont, 111.)
H llleaan , Ark.

Bedus Lumber C o . ,
Haynoy, Ark.
(Hdqs. Pyatt, Ark*)

I ill isas Br c s *,
?

Kramer & Edwards,
Hasan, Ark.

J. 1 . Brown© & C o .,
(Hdqs. T o. Manchester, In d .)
T

H olly Springs, Ark.

Homs$, Ark.

Aroner Lumber Co*,
Helena, Ark.

Bass on H&wd. Lumber C o .,
Hope. Ark.
{Hdqa. H&ahville, 'r«nn.)

Arkansas Oak Co.,
Helena, Ark.
Southwestern Lumber Co.,
Hope, Ark.

Big Craak Lumber C o . .
fX fip .H lll at Aubrey)
Helena, Ark.

0. Van Biger,
H* if. D* #4
Hope, Ark.

Helfcim Hoop Co*,
Halana0 Ark.
Brianeiaan Bros.,
Hunt e r , A3&..
0* &* W Kramer Co.,
*
Helena, Ark*
(Hdqe. Hiohaond, In d .)

Huttig Saw M ill
(Hdqs. Wisconsin Lbr.Co.,
Ohioago. I l i a . )
Huttig, Ark.

W. D. Beeres H&wd. Lbr. C o . ,
Helena, Ark*

T * 3. Cooperage & Handle Co*
T
Jacksonport, Ark.

Wm. Farrell lumbar Co.,
Hanslay, Ark.

(Hdqs. lluldfca, Mo*}
J. £. Bonner & Sons,
Hath, Ark.

P o rtia Lumber Co.,
Jonesboro , Ark.

Hioe-Brown Lumber C o . .
(Hdqs. Chicago, I l l s * )

0. C. Sliaufclbargar & C o . ,
Jonesboro, Ark.

Higden, Ark.
0. A. Stnok & sons,
Jonesboro, Ark.

H. E* Goodrich & Son,
Judscnia, Ark*
HSqs. MoEao, ■
)

Starr Lumber & Transport at ior Co
Judsonia, Ark.
Kaa^ill Hill Co.,
ywrtifM'^i'arki
Keavll, Ark* *
(mqn. He hr. Bridge Supply & Lbr
Omaha, Hebr.)

gx Geo. H. &* Fred Van Wagener,
K arrs, Ark*
Bdwards-^air Lumber Co*,
Lansing, Ark*



Hawaii Bros. Lbr. Co.,
Junction City, Ark*

Co.
Perkins Land & Lumber Co*,
Kelso, Ark.
(H&qs* Jtenphis, fe n n . )
Via. Craddock,
Lake City, Ark*
£«G*&#L.L.Harp«r,
L ap ila , 'Ark.

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1* I * Carrer Lumber C o . ,
Leola, Ark*

Hope Lumber Co.,
MoHab, Ark.
( Hdqs. Hope, Ark.)

Grant Lumber & limber CO.,
(Hdqs. Oioero, In d .)
Leola, Ark.

3. W* Wheeler & Co. #
Madison, Ark.

Wallace lb Mahone,

A* J* Carter,
Mag n o lia , Ark*

Loola, Ark*

Wole Petersen Box Co.,
(Hdqs. Cairo, I l l s . )
Lapanto, Ark*

M ille r Lumber Co.,
Marianna, Ark*
R* L. Muse & Co.,
Minturn, Ark.

Sites. Morrison Lbr. Co.,
L e s lie , Ark#
H. 1 Williams Cooperage Co*.
>*
L e s lie , Ark.

Monroe Lbr# & limber Co.,
Monroe, ir k .
(Hdqs* Brinkley*)

Saylor Bros*
Lunsford, Ark*

Mark H* Brown Lbr* Co.,
MoundsArit *

Moors & MeFerrin,
Ltcxora, Ark.
(Hdqs* Memphis, fe r n .)

Oraysonia-UashTille Lbr* Co*,
l a s h r i l l e , Ark*

MoHue Lumber Co.,
MoHue, Ark*

J* C* Stephenson Lbr* 00*,
B a s rh ille , Ark*

Bt&ohanan * Cornelius,

Briokey & Ayers Lbr. & t in Co.|
Osoeola, Ark*
r

MoXamie, Ark*
Bortbom Ohio Cooperage ALbr.Co*
Parkin, Ark*

Lansing Co*,
Parkin, Ark*
(Hdqs* Lansing, Mloh«)

J. ?• McIntyre & Bone,
l i n e B lu ff, Ark.

S alin e H irer Hdw. Lbr. Co*,
Pine B lu ff, Aik: «

American fo re st Co*.
Portland, Ark.
f
(H4q.. St. Louie, Mo.)

Ai H* Soroggin Co.,
B etter, Ark*
(Hdqs* Mena, A rk .)

tee* 0* Brown lb Co.,
Proctor, Ark.
(A lso Cincinnati & r.lmwood Pie.O hio*)

Bedus Lumber Co.,
Fyatt, Ark*
(Hayney, l<r fo lk & Omaha*)

Reotor Planing M ill Co.
Reotor, Ark.

W * Brashears & Sons,
m
Bedding, Ark*
(Hdqs. St* P a ul.)
W* H. Scott & Son,
Beese, Ark*

Big Bayou Lumber Co*,
B sydel, Ark*




Carter Lumber Co*,
R iverside, Ark*

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#1*
Indiana limber Co.,
Rot an, Ark*
Southard & Saylors,
(Hdqe* C ro s s v ille , $enn*)
BUblson, Ark*
W. R. Brashers & Bona,
S t. £aul.
(Also Betting, A rk .)

* ° r r # Bt City Box Co.,
(Hdqs. Forest City, Ark
Bound fond, A r k *
Boster & ^tu rgia,
(Hdqs* Star C i t y , )
Sheridan,
Boater & S turgis,
Star City.
(Also Sheridan,)

0« I# Sehpll Lumber C o .,
(Also fcesArc,)
Searcy, Ark#
L ap ile T a lle y Lbr. Co*#
Strong, Ark*
Haiaaons & Lucas,
Stuttgart, Arc*

Arkansas Bending Co*,
S tu ttgart, Ark.
Smith a Xnnan Lbr. Co*,
?
Swifton, Ark.
Southern fin e Lbr. Co.,
geacarkana, Ark*
(M ill at L ib o ld , Sernas*)

Bsagh Land & Lumber C o .,
fillar. Ark*

f * g* MeBride,
f i l l e r , Ark*
(Edge* A rgenta,)
Poinsett Lbr.AMfg. Co.,
gramaBn, Ark*
( * * * » • E lizabeth , H. J#)

Baker Lumber Co.,
f u r r e l l , Ark*
(Also Chicago, I l l s . )

Hove Lumber Co*,
Vabash, Ark*

iabbaseka Gin & Lbr. Co
Vabbaseka, Ark.

W* P. Bowlin,
Waleott, Ark*

Wiildstein Lbr. Cc.,
Waldstein, Ark.

(fidqs* St* Louis, Mo*)
£* S. Donnelly
M ill at Banks,
Warren, Ark*

Co.,
Texas Hdwd. Lbr. Co.,
Warren, Ark#

i * W* Johnson & Co.,
M i a i i y c Weiner, Ark#

Leach & Stallley,
Weiner, Ark*

M. B* Goodrich & son,
fHdqs. M ela*,)
West Point, Ark*

Wheetley M ill 4 Gin Co*
WBeetley, Ark*

Missouri M ill Co.,
Vhelen Springs, Ark*

liokes, Ark*

Is e t t Lumber Co*,

W* C* Oreager,
W illifo r d , Ark*

Blaok Sftings Lumber Co.,
Womble, Ark#



Bear State Ltxa&er CO.,
Womble, Ark*
B* C* Fry,
Wynne, Ark*
Tanee, Calhoun 4 04.,
Wynne v Ark*

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Ford Brenner Co.,
Alexandria, La.
(A lso Salisbury, S. C*
& Hew Orleans, La.
Progressive Lamber C o .,
Aleranftrla, La.
(M ill at Zw q II*9 l a . )
Carter Lmabor Co*,
Aloha, la#
(I&<38 . Cairo, I l l s * )
L
Bomar Bros#
A ls a t la , La.
(H&$3. Brownsville, 2enn*)

LOUISIANA MILLS

Boyce Lamber & Bealty Co.,
Boyce, La#
Oerter Lusher C o . ,
Oasandria, :1a.
(H&ge# Cairo, Ilia,
P* 0. lion cla,}
Chickasaw Lumber Co.,
Chase, La.
Colfax Hdwd. Lbr. Co.,
Colfax, La.
Watts lb Easley Lbr. Co.,
C o ly e ll, La.

*,▼ ye l i e s Cypress Co.,
0
A tlan ta, &a*
(Hdqs. lew Orleans, La.)

H* J. Biohards,
Corbin, La*

0* 0* Bird,
A tlanta, La*

B* S. Sacksionie,
Bunn, La*

Bayou Sara Lumber Co*,
Bajrou Bara, La#

Alexander Htwd. Co*,
£ unice, La.

Hart^Befcrens Xtusbar Co*,
Bentley, La*

S. 8* Pearas, Jfc*,
Brergreen, La.
Giles Bros. Edwd. Lumber Co.,
fo re st H i l l , La.

Bowie Lumber Co.,
Bowie, la *

Crawford Lumber C o . ,
G a llio n , La.
(Hdqs. Gallion, Ohio.)

Borman Lamber Co*,
l o l l y Ki&ge, La*
(L o u is v ille , Ey*)

Concordia Land & iiiaber Co*,
J e f f r i a , La*

T* 0, Allen,

Kimball Lumber Mfg. Co.,

Kllbourne, l a .
(Hdqs. Budora, A ri*.)

lark, La*

Bomer^ergusoa Co*,
Lake Artbur, La*

Boottf Bivcr Land & Lumber Co*,
Loptown, La*

Boner B3an$ Barber Co*,
B o ttle, La.
( M f s . Vicksburg, B iss.

Levert Lamber & Shingle C o.,
Lottie, La*
(Hdq,S* Plaquemine*)

Wilson & Cochran,
L o t tie , La.




(St/Louis, L!o.)

Butcher & Mtfore Cypress Lbr.Co*
Butcher, La*

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#*

XaDOB&Id Bros.
Iffw a *nli | J c a
■ astir iavut
i 1 m ul
J
(Hdga. la ls n n . A rk .}
Stmrart OrwHr Xnmbmr C o . ,
MaagtiawL La.
(Hdqs* St. Louie, Mo.
Manefield Hdwd. Lmabor Co*,
M ansfield, Da.
(Hdqfl. Shaeveport, L a .)
Robert **Browa Lumber Co.,
M ansfield, La.
(Hdqa. Shreveport, La.)
Mat Co k A Baa*
c
Meeker, La.
Desha Loiaber Co.*
M llli k ia , La.
(Hdqa* SO* Bond, In d .}
Hardwood Mfg. Co.,
Monroe, La*
(Hdqs. L o u is v ille , £ y .)
St* Helena Luxaber Co.,
Montp e lle r t La*
o a Ip

J. M. & L* W Cooo,
*
M oreauvilla, La*
Sc Hloholas Solsral,
Morgana, La*
St* Landry Realty Co.,
f o r t Barraf La*
Wallace Hawthorn Lbr* Co.,
Provencal, La*

P o llio an Cooperage & Lbr.Co
Monad, La*
la p la a Lumber Co.,
Maples, La.
Hapaleoa Oppress Lumber Co*
Bapoleonviile, La.
fhoa. Bayne,
Oak Grove, la *

Trwxk James,
Oak Grove, La*
H* T» Kaener,
Oak Grove, La*
J* M* Sanders,
Oak Grove, La*
J* S* Seeiaona & son.
Oak Grove, La*
Schwing Lbr* & Shingle Co*,
Plaqueiaine, La*
Coaaell & Sona,
Pleasanton, :La*
P. 0* Jortaon,
Lewia-Barnett Hdwd* Co.,
Port Barra9 La*
Port Barra Lbr* Co*9
Port Barrav La.
feehe Lumber Co*t
Port Barra9 La*
Rapides Stave 6 Lbr* Co*9
Haplda0 La*

Garter Lmafeer Co.,
B a y v ille t la *
(Hogs* Cairo* I l l s . )

t r a s a 9roa*
E a y r ille , La*

WaddaB. Williams Lbr* Co.,
Rh*daf La*

Richards Ltaaber Co*,
R a y v ille , La*

?* H* Morohie,
Riverton, La*

Ollagoc Lmaber Co*f
St* Landry. La*

f * A. Penniaon,
Satsuae. La*

Lebaaoa ixuummp oo *§




40

MMi' X*. JlKiMk

Jit

Shelburn, La*

R eproduced from the U nclassified

I D eclassified H oldings o f the N ational A rchives

#s

luuiticlA Ha*». lAr. Co.,
f S T K k i S i . «*»«*.>
81uf«T*port CottomrooA C O . ,

aillott Bro«.
till* flat it*

(H&qs. B. A. aillott * Soaa,
Booton, Mass.)

0, J . lloKenslt

IxmUt 0®*,

8to*»«port. I*-

9* Walfcer, La*

ffelaflaftomtlt* !*»*•* Co.,
Waahlngton, X*.

filh o l* fcmbar Co.t
Ifilhola, La.

lUn»£l«l& Ha*dwooA Sartor Co.,
ViatUlt, I*.
(Hd<ja. Shr«r#port, la.

at.

Carter XnoriM* Co.,
looAaiA., Xa»
CB&qs. Cairo, 111*.)
Baldwin Ltuib.x Co. ,

John Laabor Co.,

(Hdqa. Hanoi«, I n d . )

gwolle, La.
(Hdqa. Alooouadrla,

.

Baldwin, La.

Loreelr Lcuabor Co.,
Monro*, La.

R i t t ^ T o r r o ll Lrnabor Co*,
low Orloan*, La.

Rlohland Pariah Loiabor Co.,
R a y rillo , La.




Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

xist or xusotmx aiHJB.

n

Splotr A 0 < »y *r,
■ iB , K o •
J. It.

3. J. laswoll ITjt.Co. ,

OoMpbell, Jto.

Itar.Co*,

S w t T O B A , Mo.

C&nalou, Mo.

(Hdqa* St. Loula, Mo.)
A* IlMlwU,
Sapral., Mo.
I. 1, K*lab,
J P J i v w JU W V V QL |

X Q

.

limtlfeer^«r-€aaETl*on Ltw .Co.
Ite&or-Cullor iaunber Co. t
&0#

Baraham J»tor. 4 Mud Co.,
b
BBTBhaa, Mo*
itaixt^aris Lfcr.Co.,

Oafcool, Mo*

Cape Girardeauf Mo.
(M i ll at Morehouoe,' Mo.)
tt* E# I»«mi7ig Iaimber Co. f
? apa •Qirurdeau, Mo.

1111 at Roahaua*)«
Baw land ft Iite. Co.,
C aruthoravilla, K»«

Oale&omla, Ha.

toucht-Cook Saw M ill C a . t
C haff##t Mo.

la a h loop a Llfr. Co.,
?
Qhaffee, Mo.

Chioopoe T o . Co.,
fr
Chicopeet Mo.

f* 0. Clrishaa,

©ara ftebar Co.,

P. 0* Tan Baron#

(Hdqs. Tan Bur on.)

Coro, Ha.

Lawrence Bros.,
$aorfieI4f Mo*
1 * t e t a w illa r ,
Croeno, Mo.

Beorins Saw M ill,

Doorlijg* iio.
John E. ih it a ,
lu&loy, Mo*

(Aim

(Edge. Wisconsin Eamfcar Co.,
Chicago, I l i a . )

shoT«r.)

Baat fiwdbfia, Sla# •

0 *3loll XeaMr Co.,
Farreulrarg, Mo.
(Edqa# St. Xouia, Ho#)

Jradericktown Lumber Co#,
firadartelctewn, Mo*

1 * f # Haakwarth,
Qaawocd, Mo*

tldeon An dors on Lint. * Maro. Co.,
•idaon, Mo*

Mangold Stave & Coop. Co.,
B a r v l . l l , He*

l*i»dlay Irahar Co. ,

Halloaan Bra a.
n p i , ho .




St. ioule, K..
)
Ba.lc.3r. Lte.AHta&lng Co. ,
Hos«k, Mo.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#*

Missouri Kdsyd. Mfg. Co.,
Hough, Mo*
(Hdqs* Minneapolis, Minn.)

Marqusnt, l o
i*

Premium E&ra. Co.,
Xrondala, Mo*

Marston, Ha.,
(Hdqs* Fremont, Ohio.)

loos Bros*
Jaokson, So*

J#R#D*Whitener LanA *

Lbr.Co* 9

fenrboner Lbr* Co.,

Hifioelborw-or-KHrr inor* T.l-r.Co., -

Morehouse, Mo*
(Sales Lept*, Capts Girardeau*)

MfejEK

3
hap»an A Dfsrsy lunbor 0o.#
Kansas City, Bo*
(Also Memphis, Stsc .
Sif )

Ton Behrne Mfg. Co. 9
Morehouse, Mo.,

Penrod«**Jurdeu«^cCow<m Lbr .Co.,
Kansas City, Mo(Mills a ? Br&safiela, Ark.}
t

D* * . Lander p Lnnfj er Co*,
7

(Hdqs* Evansville, Ind#

m i vmjwn ^
rr.
Mountain Gropre, la*
(S pringfield 9Hdqs *)

J. H. fsohndy Hdwd. Lor.C o . 9
Kansas City, ko.

Star Becch & Lend Co.,

Heeleyville, Mo.
Campbell Lumber Co. f
Kennett, Mo.

Chas. Knott & Co.,
Isar Madrid, Mo.

1 Fisher lumber Co.,

Ksvanee, Mo.,

Barthold & Jennings Lbr .Co*,

(Hdqs. K*WAAd&, I l i a . )

Park, Mo*
(Hdqs* St* Louis, alo.)

ffalloway-O’
efte* Co.,
Poplar Bluff9 Mo.
(Hdqs* Saginaw, Mioh.)
M. E. lorring Ifte^er Co*.
Rombaaert Mo#
(Hdqs* Cfcp* Girardeau, Uo»

Querous Lumber C o * »
Poplar Bluff, Mo*
American Hardwood Lbf Co.,
St* Louiu, Ho*

Caretson Greaaon L b r .Co.,
flideon Anderaon L&mber b Mere* Co.,
St. Louie, f o*
c
*
(Mill at Cidap**)

St. Louie, Mo#

Kimball Lbr. 6 Mfg. Co*9
8t* Louie 9 Mo#
(Mill at lark,* U u )

a. ?♦ Liebke Edwd. Mill & Liar* 0*

0*1*11 Lwaber Co.,

(Hills at Crosoett k ties*on,Ark*)
and Blockor, ffexas.)

St. Louies, Uo +
Chas. F* Luerhraann Lbr. Co.,
St. Louis, Ho.

St* Lowis, Mo.
Henry Quellmala Lbr.&Mfg* Co.,
Vfeos* ?• Powe J.umber Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.

fhoraas & fr o s t s Lumber Co*,
St* Louis, Mo«
Baker Matthews Mfg. Co.,
Sikeston, Mo#
(Also Phebes, 111.)



.St. Louis, Mo#

Stewart-Greer Lbr. Co.,
&t* Louis, Ho#
fhoxaas, Weise & Co.,
St. Louis9 M
O#

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JUm.

2*and & ImmMf Co. #

Little J&WBbor 0<* * *
it* Jtoulo* Mo*

^fU ert. Mo*
ltf&!r<ia

& fcfer* Co*,.

S. 1* 3forri$» lambor Co. t
St. £oui», to#

St* idtd*f 14#*

S a it* lurnfcor Co.,

faaiso o t iwabor C o .,
Oarothersville, Mo*

Mo*
DftZdLftl* Xawteer & Box Iff* C c . #

tW*mfc**in#r Mo*

Poplar Bluff * 13*

Zmfotix C o . ,
tOflkr Bluff, Ed.

d T ttX * w s . iia X * c o d

f t * ftom
lfi* H©*




H. I. jmtfc.

Xt o M

p

C

o

* ,

Tiger fail Mill & 2-an& Co.
'St. Txmio, MO*
Palate in X m b e r Co. t
St* I m l 0 9 Mo*

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

LXSf OF MISSISSIPPI MILLS.

ft.
Harlan Morris Mfg. Co.,
Banner, Miss.
(Hdfs* Jaokston, ien n *)

©ole It Toung,
Alierdeen, miss.

i. L. A lford Lumber Co*
Aekerman, Miss*
A lfo rd Mfg. Co.,
Aokeman, M in .

R. J. D arn ell,
B a t e s r ille , M iss.
(Hdfs. Memphis, Senn*)
W. P. Harmon.
* B a t e s r ille , Miss.

t . P. Borr,
A llig a t o r , Miss*

Jno. Lindsay,
Beaumont, Miss.

1 . D. BIggS,
Anory, MIb s .

Alexander Bros.
B elson i, Miss.

**e<.Urim s ii

j M f i i imqp
lilsw Temrrt
M ississip p i Saw M i l l k Lbr.Co.,
Avon, Mias,
n . 0 . P e ttit# )
Harlsn M orris Mfg. Co.,
B ald*y», Miss.
(Hdfs. Jackson, fean.

H. H. Alexander,
B elson i, Miss*
Belsoni Hdwd. Lbr* Co.,
Belsoni, Miss.
D. H. W illiam s,
B elsoni, Miss.
LinkHfrwooabe M m & Lbr.Co*
Betonia, Miss.

Houston Bros.
Bigbee. K iss.
P. 0* Aaory, Miss.
(8d§s* Chicago, I l l s . )
lin o s Lumber Co.,
Bobe, Miss*
(S tfS . Memphis, ^enn#)
fs a Tims Cooperage & Land Co.,
Boyle, M iss.
9. J* spragias & Son,
Bads,' Miss.
Teneer &
Byraa, Miss.

W» B. Crane & Co.,
B laine, Miss.
(HdfS. Chicago, I l l s * )
H* 3? Bionics Lumber CO.,
Brmuprictk, Miss*
(Hdfs. Tieksburg, M i s s . )
Smith-^fsy Lumber Co*,
B u rn sville, Miss.

Lumber Co.,

Oaxxiom IWaber Co*9
Canton, M iss.
X ia t o r ly ^ ia g Co.,
Oedare, Miss.
(HdfS. Hardwood Prodaots Co.,
Vssasli, Wise.)




B* 2). Matthews Lumber Co.,
Big Creek, Miss.
(H dfs. C airo, I l l s *

V. C. Boland,
Calhoun C ity , Miss.
J. B. Updike 6 Co.,
Catohings, Miss*
Lamb^ri^i Lomber C0.
Charleston, M iss.
(A lso Chioago, I l l s . )

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#a

Shoe. Barkley.
31arlrsdale, Mies.
Sunflower lumber Co.,
Clarlsefcale, Juiss*
Midland dumber Co.,
Colby, Miss*
(Hdto* Cincinnati, Ohio.)
P i are e-^e quin & Co.,
Colby, Miss.
(Hdqe. Fulton, Ky.)
D. S. Pate lumber Co.,
Columbus, Ml me*
(Hdqs. Chicago, I l l s * )
Bnterprise lumber Co.,
Corinth, Miss*

j . h * Leavenworth & Son,
G reen ville, Miss*
R» G* Ha*ton,
G reen ville, Miss.
A* 0. Wineman & Son,
G reen ville, liis s .
A* E* Barrett & Son,
Greenwood, Missi
Garrett fu rp in Lumber C o . ,
Greenwood, Mies*
(Hdqs. Libert Center, Ind*)
Besmer & Maneese,
Greenwood, Miss.
Wilson Lumber Co.,
Greenwood, Miss*

V* J. Cude land & Lumber Co. t
Cude, Mias.
(ndqe. ffash villo, fenn.)

W. A. X iaerer.
DoddirvllXe, Mies*
(Also Eighlandale,)
Wesson Lumber Co.,

B* £* E l l i o t t ,
Beathman, Mias.
M. C. iluroh & Chapman,
HeraanvlllQ, Miss.

Btho^/Mlaa*

9. W* Manning9 .
G a te s v ille , Mias,
p . 0* Hopev/ell*

Mahlant B e ll & C o . ,
H ic h c liff, Miss*

S* W» f!l60k|
Hoffman, Mias,
p. 0. West,
(Hdqe. W*Bt.)

Ferguson Palaur Co.,
Houlka, Miss.
(Hdqs. Paducah, £ y .)

Houston Hdwd. E li IB#
Houston, Miss.
(Hd<p. 0. L* Hartwoll t
Chicago Heights, I l l s * )

Jno* C. Dulweber,
Iverness, Miss*
(Hdqs. Cincinnati, Ohio.)

J* H. Bloks & Co.,
Iverness, Else* *

Bellegrade Lumber Co.,
iB o la , Miss*
(Hdqs. Memphis, Tean*)

W* f * Robertb & 3on,
Xttabena, Miss*
South M ississip p i Lumber Co*,
Jacks on, Miss*




J* C* X Jeurdan,
luka, Miss*
Lake Lumber Co.,
Lake, Miss*

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#s

Jas. E. B e ll lumber Co.,
lambert, Mias.
Ston«aan lumber Co*»
lamkin, Miss.
0&rnell-il^yo lamber Co.,
le la n d , Miss.
(Hdqs. Memphis, fena*)
lo n g r i* * lumber & timber Co.,
longview, Miss.
Bart Boladay Lumber C o . t
lo u ls e , Miss.
(Hdqs. G reenfield, Ohio. J
A# fo o le r,
lyon, ,;i&isa.
Chas. I . Fondren,
Maben, Miss.
P. B* Bur?h*f
MoHair, Miss*
(Hdqs. lOHdon, Ky#}
H« A* Wells lumber Co. f
Mason. H i80.
(Hdqs. Chicago, i l l s . )
Houudway Mfg. Co. ,
Mattson, Miss*
faH ah atch ie lumber Co.,
P h ilip p , Miss.

Bostick lb r . &. Mfg. Co.,
Meridian, Miss.
1# £ . Campbell lb r . Co.,
Meridian, Miss.
j . H# A llen & Co.,
Minter City, Miss.
(Hdqs. Bine B lu ff, Irk. )
Jon. Bulweber Co.,
Morehead, Miss#
( Hdqe. Cincinnati, Ohio *)
Moorhead Mfg. Co.,
Moorhead, Miss.
R. F. learned & Son,
Hutches, Mias.
D. H# H a ll,
Hew Albnay, Miss.
fa y lo r land ft l b r . Co.,
Hew Albany, Miss*
Graves & lOTell l b r . C o . ,
Hola, Miss.
H. M. lan d lg & Co.
Paoe, Miss.
John Bridges,
Pheba, Miss.
»# P# Vinson lb r . Co.,
P o lk v ille , Miss.

J* H. Faust & Co.,
Pontotoo, Miss#
(Edge. Paducah, K y.)

le lso n Bros.,
Pope, Miss. *

W. H. Blackman,
t o r t Gibson, Miss.

Arthur B elap ierre,
Byland, M iss.
(Hdqs* Hew tork City.)

•

Crenshaw Gary Lumber C o . ,

Bichey, Miss.
(Also Maraphid, Teen.)

*

C arrier lumber & Mfg. Co.,
S a rd is, Miss.

Sohlater lamber Co*,
Sohlater, Miss.

Sidon lumber Co.,
Sldon, Miss#
(Hdqs. Chicago, I l l s * )

B uffalo Hardwood lamber Co.,
S to n e rille , Mies.
(Hdqs. B u ffalo , Hew York#

H# Butler Haynes timber Co.,
S to n ev ille, Miss#
(Hdqs# Memphis, f e m * )

S. E. E l l i o t t ,
Sunflower, Miss.

Ward lumber Co.,
Sunflower, Miss#




tn

■

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#*

iaaore^tutRmiui Lumber Co. ,
f r i b b l e l t , Mias*
Coleman M ill Co*f
fm lat Miss.
tu la Hardwood Lumber Co. ,
J u lat Miss.
,** L. Murdock,
Yaiden, Miss*

im H* Smith & Sens,
Yaiden, Mias.
Crosby Lumber Go*,
V a lle y Park, Mies*
H« B* Blanks lumber Co.,
Yloksburg, MlS3*
tAlao Cairo, I l l s *
M ill at Brunswick & Cary*)

Bemar Bros#
Yloksburg, Miss*
fHdqs* Brosnmrijle, Tenn.)
Bomer Blanks Lumber Co.,
Yloksburg, iiiss#
£ . Dunstan,
Winona, Miss.
Maley Hardwood Lbr. C o . ,
Taaoo City, Miss#
Thompson & Gerhart,
Ya*oo City, Miss#
(Edqs. A. II* Thompson & Co*,

Memphis, fennessee.)

Bayou Land & Lumber C 0 «,
Tasoo City, Miss*
(Mr. Fred X* Conn,
Cincinnati, Ohio#)
A lford & M ille r ,

L. J. Alford Lumber C o . ,
P lsn tat ion , Hiss*
B* D* Bi &gs,

Gallman, Kiss*

W A* Burford,
*
Barr, Miss*

Winbom, Hiss*
W* B. Brook,
West, Miss*
rooks Bros*
B ornsT ille, Miss*
W. H# Burton, j<
Duncan, Mies*
Brookhart Clouse Luuber Co.,
tamilaon, Hiss*

Blggart & i‘urner,
S ix Bolatusha, Miss.
H* B* Banks,
Brunswick, Miss*
B a rtle tt Iro s .
Dumas, Miss*
Bradshaw Lumber Co.
E l l i s r i l l e , Miss*
J# A. B ailey,

J. 5». Black,
Oruger, Misa.
Bl&ok & fum ipseed,
McCool, K iss.
0. f* Byrd,
M yrtle, Miss*
W.f.Branton,

Hew Albany, Miss*

Lee Berry,
Xilmichael, Miss*
B* J# Breen,
M arigold, Miss*
J# D. Bryan & sons,
Bettleton, Miss*

H*F*D* #1,

Oak Y a le , Miss#




W L# Chipley,
#
D o ssv ille , Miss*

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Cruse & Biggs,
Bigbee, m s s .

A# L* Corvan,
Bmid, Miss.

E* I . Case & Sons,
Vreemsn, Miss.

S* P. CROokennan & Son,
E.F*D* #1,
Hamilton, Miss.

E. 8. Cads,
f o r t Gibson, Hiss.
A. S. Cain,
S a llis 9 M ss.
H. a , Chancellor,
?
Shuqualak, Miss.
J*H*&.W*M*Dugan9
Macedonia,- Miss*
J. E* Dugan,
Skuqualak, Miss.
J. B. E llio t ,t f
Durant, Miss*

J.E* Christopher,
S ta rk v ille , Miss.
Coldwater Land & Lumber C o .,
Tibbs, Miss.
J e ff Davis,
Hub, Miss.
D illa rd Lumber b o . f
Sohlater, M s s .
M* M. E Hedge Lbr. Co.,
Corinth, Miss.
T. D. Eaton,
E.F.D.#5
B le n sl, Miss.

W. W. Estes,
Estes, Eiss*
W. D. Evanst
S m ith ville, Miss*
W. D. Evans,
Aaory, Miss.
freed M ill !» Lumber Co.,
B urn sville, Miss.
Iln d la y Dumber Co#,
Inverness, k is s .
6. M Flynn,
#
Columbus, Miss#

flanagan & Boss,
Greenwoo A , Mis a ♦
Findlay Limber Co.,
Eioheyt Miss.
S* A* Gto&win
Blue Mountain, Miss.
Godwin Bros#
Blue Mountain, Miss.
W. $• Swlnn li sons,
Eupora, M iss.
Qaatliers Bros*
f a t e s v ille , Kiss*
CXMIXC J# M Goolsby,
#
M yrtle, Miss.
Houston Bros#
Vleksburg9 Miss*
Hudson Bros#
Coldwater, Miss#
E* ?• Hendrix A sonst
Greenwood s trin g s, Miss*




J# C# * M M Coyne,
# #
R#F.D. #1 *
Xesoiu&ko, Miss*
V* H. Grome,
MoSair, Hiss.
Eebt. P. Hallyday,
Hailwood, Mias.
V. B* Eutohlson,
Caledonia, Miss*
L. E# Hat cook9
Bpru9 Miss*
'

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#6 .

t

§0

w. Elnsa,

C# E# Meyerhoff,
Pachuta, Miss#

Hinset Miss*

A# L# Harcing?
Josaphine # I>*iSS•

B. E* Kattox,
Verona, Miss.

w. M Hunter,
#
M ashulaville, Mias.

Memphis Lumber & Shingle Co#
Aroola, Miss#

H a ll & ifeely,
lew Albany, Miss.

E# J# McCoy,
B elsoni, Miss.

J • * # H&nnah ,
f
Reform, Mis a.

McGuire Bros#
Houston, Miss#

H# H # waoobo,

Sion H i l l , Mies.

L* Harks k Sons,
Marks, Miss#

J. C# Joimson Iua»ber Co.,
Soeoba, M iss*

Myers & Ikard,
Hew Augusta, Miss#

R#J#H#Keiap,
j>ossville, Miss#

f# E# McElvoen,
Osyka, Miss#

J# M K ellua,
#
Kossuth, Miss#

Ming Bros#,
Shelby, Misb #

B* A •

on &

Co*,

Lake, Miss#

W. M Mini:,
#
Stewart, Miss#

lib e r t y , Miss*

Morgan B r o s . ,
S tu rgis, Miss.

John Lin&sey Lumber Co#,
L au rel9 K is s .

Moorehead Mfg# Co.,
Moorehead, Miss#

Lambert Bros#,

M ississip p i Mfg. Co#,
Crystal Springs, Mias*

t*Mo0raw Curran Lbr# Co#,
Yesoo City, Miss.

Bdgar Mist e r f e l A,
Florence, M1as*

loxapater lumber Co*,
Hoxapatert Miss#

Horton Jmmber Co*,
Richey, Miss#

The Prentiss Co#,

B# F# Btam * Co#,
Shuqualak, Miss#

E? A# Parker & Sons,
Bonneville, Miss#

9*r*

C* W* Post,
Corinth, Miss.

fe r r y Fraser Lumber Co. ,
E l l i s v i l l e , Miss*

P. A. P ric e ,
Inverness, Miss#




Shelby, Miss#

William Pickle,
Greenwood Springs, M iss.

Declassified Holdings of the N a t io n a lA ^ s

#ft. X* l#v«,

Vebb, Miss*
O. V* Rngg * Co.,
Thrasher, Mies*

ROPP BX
Greenwood, Xlss*
fiiuu mv
mpmnuii, kibbi

J. M* Reynolds A Bros*
*ishomlngo t Hiss*
S* 0* Richards,
T f i a XI08*
Tco,
“ oundaw«y Mfg. Co*,
’
Auundaway, Miss.
R* L. Smith,
Burnsville, Miss*
0* V. Sisson Co.,
Chester, Miss.
0* V. Smith,
Corinth, Miss.
Sharbrough * Lane,
Holly Bluff, Miss*
J. B. Splann & Co.,
f sigtrac Kendrick, Miss#
Sanders Bros*
XeCool, Miss#
W# L. Sherrard,
Xaoen, Miss*
Tallahatta Lamber Co*,
OhsuBky, Xlss ♦
t* C* Thompson.
Garden City, Miss

Robinson Lumber Co.,
Hew Hebron, Miss.
Robinson Bros/ Lumber Co*,
Roblnwood, Miss*
B* O p Summers,
Brookhaven, Miss*
w. H. Slaydon,
Bicholson, Miss#
Sunflower Lumber Co.,
Sunflower, Miss*
Yloyd Stevens,
Swiftown, Hiss*
Ban 0. Taylor,
Aberdeen, HI as*
Thompson & Gearhart,
Midnight, Miss*
J. A* Thomas,
lewton, Miss*
J* H Turney,
8helby, Miss*
Tinsley Lumber Co*,
3hu§ualak, Miss* John Turnipoeea,
R«?*D«
MoCool, Miss*

Usher Bros*,
Xeridian, Miss*
H* C* Whites Carver Lbr. CO*,
Beeson, Miss*
*. B* Updyke & Co.,
TJpdyke, Miss*
J* R* Xarrell,
Derma, Miss*
Wheeler Landight Co*,
face, Miss*
Wilson Lumber Co*,
Isola, Miss.
Vilooxson Lumber Co.,
Greenwood Springs, Miss*
0. 0* Weatherford,
Hiokory, Miss*
r*

a* wood,
Ksndriok, Mias*
J* 0* Williams,
Philadelphia, Xlss.




Valters & MoMullan Lbr. ABriok
Meridian, Miss*

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

wurd limafre* Co. 9
Sunflower, Miss.

Ward & Sample/
fn p elo, Mies.

A* R. reeks*

H#

tosfsuia Beok, Hiss.

Atallr* CU>.f 1418S.

J« H* williams*

"easily Gin & M ill 0 o . 9
S&llia, Mica.




3). Frone t^eafc,

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1135 OP fEBHBSSEE MILLS.

Dodson Bros*,

Alamo, fenn?
a . I1 WHitson lumber Co.,
.
Algood, fenn.
I Also C oo k eville.)
J. F. Robertson ft Co.,
Alamo, fenn.
fr e d Fritsche f Son,
t
A lla r d t , fen n'

W. G. Baird ft Co.?
Bairds, M ills ,
P.O. Levanon, Tenn.
Beardstown lumber Co.,
Beardstown, fenn*
ly n v ille .tamber Co.,
i j y fitorlhr Briok Church,
f
(Hdqs. ly im v ille , fenn*)
W. P. Siaonton ft Bros*
Brighton, fenn.

v E CBn aX
mu C^

t e n t , Huge l Arthur,
i
A lla r d t , fenn.
(A lso Glen Mary.)
0. E. Boss ft Sons,

B ris t o l Boor ft Ib r . C o . ,
B r is t o l, fenn.
H. M. Hoskins I b r . Co.,
BristokJ fenn*

Allardt, fenn.

fennessee Iaxmbor A Coal Co.,
A lla r d t , Term.
(Hdqs. Glen Mary.)
J. Hughet,
Annadcl, fenn.

Paxton lumber 0©.,
Bristol, fenn.

(A lso Hagerstown, I d .
Saw M ills at Id n v ille , Randolph
& Youngs a id in g .)
Peter-ttoOain lumber C o . t
Bristol, fenn*

Starnes-Cross Ib r . Co.,
Atoka, fenn.
(Hdqs. Munford,. )
Jewell ft Taylor,
Auburn, fenn.

P. 0. weodburir,)

H. P* Wyman lumber Co.»
B r is t o l, fenn.
(UilX at Jlhneon'a Mill, Y e . )
Bouier B r o s . ,
Brownsville, fenn.

f . I . Volteraan,
Brownsville, fern*
(M ills at Jones & Stanton )
Amerioam Hoop ft Lumber Co.,
Carthage, fenn*

fennessee fimber ft CoajL ft Bron lie
Oatoosa, fenn*

Cedar H i l l lumber Co.,
Oeter H i l l , fenn#

f . S . a olley&e Sons,
C enterville ,„fenn.

J. M. Card lumber Co.,
Chattanooga, fenn.
(Also H olly f r e e , &1&.»
and Bast la k e .)

Cedar Products Co.,
Chattanooga, fenn#
(Also Alton P a rk .>




loomis ft Hart Mfg. Co.,
Chattanooga, fenn.

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XflBltr Produots Co. ,
Chattanooga, fenn.
(M i ll at Decatur, A la *}
McLean Lumbar Co*9
Chattanooga, fenn*
(Hd*s. B u ffalo , HoY#)
W illiams & T o ris Lbr. Co*t
Chattanooga, fenn*
"'laryville Lumber Co. 9
Chilhcwee, fenn#
(Hdqs* M a ry v ille *)
J. L* &* J. Hughes,
Cleveland, fenn*
f# S. Base e l l ,
Qliftom, fenn.
Houston & Liggett 9
Columbia, fern#
(Hdqs. Lewisburg, )

Garland Saw M ill Co*
Covington, fenn.
W. 3. Mayes & Co.,
Covington, fenn# *
R iolto Lumber C o .,
Covington, i’enn#
Cumberland f i e C o . ,
CRossville, fenn#
Southard It Saylors Lbr.Co
C ro s a v ille . fenn.
(A lso Rubicon, Ark#
Cookeville.JGrasay Cove,
Henterey & Sparta*)
Southern Lbr* & Mfg. Co.,
BeRossett,
fenn#
(Hdqs# B a sh v ille **)
A# I * Leathers Handle Co*
Bickson, fenn#

Columbia, Teak*

Caney Fork Lunber C o . ,
Boyle, fenn*

A laously Lumber Co *,
Oenaaauga, fenn#
Oenaeauga Lumber Co#,
Conasauga, fenn.
(Hdqs. Cincinnati, Ohio-)
Im perial Wheel Co*,
Byersburg, fenn.
(Bdgs. f l i n t 9 Mich#

8x Byer M illin g Co.,
Byer, fenn#
Kerr-Bavidson Co*9
Byer, fenn#
Berth Ter non Lbr. Co.,
Byersburg, fern#
(Hdqs# Bo# Vernon, In d .)

Geo. B* Scott Lbr* Co.,
ftlM rta T fi Byersburg* ferm*

J* 0. Walker,
Byeraburfc, fenn*

Harland M orris Mfg. Co.,
Baton* fern#
(Hdgs. Jackson*}

W illiams Lunber Co.,
F a y e tte v ille , fenn#

0. B# Sprouse & Co*,
Greenbrier, Term.
A. A. Engle Lumber 0©*,
Barriman, Term*
(Buffalo, B* Y .)
*.

Jno* A# Johnson*
Hendarson, fexm*




*

W* C# Huaton,
flatwoods, fenn.
Earriaan Hdwd. Lbr. Co.,
Earriman, fenn#
f * L* Peck,
Hathaway, fenn*
Rathfon, Scent Ik Co.,
H lg h o llff, fenn#
(HDQ8. ?0BI H
tffiOH MICH.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Hinson, Edwards & Sisco,
Hofcenwald, fenn.

Blue Ridge f i e Co.,
K noxville, Venn*

B riest Bros.,
Huntingdon, fenn.

Kimball & Kopcke,
Knoxville, fenn*

M* B* Reynolds *> Co.,
Hunt land, fenn*

Knoxville Furn. Co.,
Knoxville, fenn.
(A lso C lin ton*)

Ashby-Blatohley Mfg. C o .,
Jackson, fenn*
forked Deer liumber Co.,
Jackson, fenn*
Young & Cutsinger Co.,
Jackson, fenn*
(Bdqa. E v an sv ille, Ind.)
Buck lb Snodgrass Lumber C o . ,
Johnson City, Term*
C lin o h fie ld f l o & Lumber Co.,
Johnson City, fenn#
Dickey Lumber C o . ,
Johnson City, fenn*
Whit© Lmaber C o . ,
Johnson C ity, fenn.
(Also Elk Park, II. C *)
A* J. fr o s ie r ,
Jonesboro, fenn.
Houston, Liggett & Braden,
Lewlsburg, fenn*
Jones * Woolfolk Lbr* Co.t
Lexington, fenn*
(Also Hollow Rock.)

MoCabe, Walter,
Knoxville, fenn*
(Also Waynesvilie, l . C . )
Maples Lumber Co.*
K noxville, fenn*
L . Rose & Co.,
K noxville, fenn.
V estal Lbr* 6 Mfg. C o . ,
K n oxrllle, fenn*
Fleeman Bros.
Lawrenceburg, ” enn*
J. W G arrett,
*
Lawrenc ebufg, f « m *
J. H. S t rib lin g ,
Lawrenceburg, fenn*
Houston & L ig g e tt,
Lewlsburg, fenn*
(Also R u s s e llv ille , Ky.,
Houston, fe x a s . ) and
Columbia*)
J* B* ffilh oit & Son,
Lewisburg, fenn*
J* C* Bibrey Spoke Co.,
Livingston, fenn*

L o b e lv ille M illin g Co.,
L o b e lv ille , fenn.
M lers, Augustine & Co.,
Loretto, fenn*
Sansehulte, Wa*, Jfc.,
L oretto, fenn.'
A . If* Ward,
London, fenn*
Lynnville Lumber Co.,
Lynnville , fenn.
(A lso Brick Churoh*)
S . W. fa y lo r & Co.,
McEwen, fenn.
(A lso Tennessee City*)




B* Cowan,
EOtEwen, fenn*
M arysville Lumber Co*,
M ary ville, fenn*
(A lso Cbiihowee/)

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An&erson-^ully o©.,
Memphi3, Tom..
Afcohor Saw M ills Co.,
Memphis, ^onn.

**0
<M

Gayoso Lumber C .,
Memphis, fenn*

(Edcts. Cotton Plant, Ark .)
Oreen H irer Lumhsr Co.,
Memphis, fenn#

Bennett Hardwood Lbr. Co.,
Memphis, Tmn.

%
Bellgrade Lumber Co.f
Memphis, Tenn#
Burt Lu .v.)h Co*,
er
Memphis, fenn*
Chapman Dewey Lumber Co*,
Memphis, fenn.
(Edqs. Kansas City, Mo*)

General Mraber C o * ,
Memphis, feim#
'
(Mill at fishominge, Miss*,
and Arbyrd, Mo.)
H# Butler Haynes fimber Co*,
Memphis, fenn*
t * D* EeHdrioksom Lumber Co.,
Memphis , fenn*
Hines Lumber Co.,
Memphis, fenn.
(Also I r a n s v ille , Ind. , and
Gloster. Miss.)
M ills at Bobo, Miss*

Crenshaw Cary Lumbar Co.,
Memphis , Tenn#
(Kill at Bicfcle, M i s s . )

Kiabcll^Laoy Lumber Co.,
Memphis, fttfi*
(Hdqs. Arkansas C ity, Ark*)
MeOoUum B ros.,
Memphis, fenn*

E. J. D a rn ell,
Memphis, fenn*
fSaw M ill at B a te s r ille , Miss*)
I * K. D arn ell, Sons Co*,
Memphis, fem#

May Bros*,
Memphis, fenn*
MoLean Mardwood Lumber Co.,
Memphis9 fenn.
(Hdqs* B u ffa lo , lew York.)

Dugger & Goshorn,
Memphis, fenn?

Memphis Band M i l l . ,
Memphis, Jem .

J* f* Dioksoa Co.,
Memphis, fenn*
(Also Edmondson, Ark*}

Memphis Veneer i Lumber Co.,
$
Memphis, fenn*

Moors & MoFerrea,
Memphis, fenn.
lic k e y & Sons Co.,
Memphis, f&nn.

$

M offett, Bowman & Bush,
Memphis, f e m .
Mossman Lumber Co.,
Memphis9 fenn*

lioke;** BrosJ,
Memphis, f& m .

Ettst Land & Lumber Co*,
Memphis, fenn*
(Hdqs* Drummond, Wise*)

1* Sondhelmer & Co.,
Memphis, Tenn.(Also Sondhelmer, L a .)

Southern Hardwood Lbr. Co*9
Memphis, fenn*




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#B

fhres States Lumber C o . ,
ieaphis, Tenn.
(A lso Cairo, I l l s # . ft
Chicago, Ilia.f llxll at
Burdette, Ark# }

Burnett ft ii ls o n ,
Mountain City, Tenn#
J. W alter Wright Lbr. Co.,
Mountain City,Terns#

IsohUdy Lumber uo . ,
M&apfcis, Tenn*

United States Stare f Lbr. Co.,
t
Mount Pleasant, fenn*

le e Wilson ft Co.,
Memphis, fern#

Starnes ft Gross Lumber Co.,
Munsford, Tenn*
(Also Atoka, ) *

Mengel Box Co.,
Mengelwood, Tenn#
(Hdqs. Louisr i l l e , My#)
XX D# 0# Jennings,
M illin gto n , Tenn.
Woods Lumber C o .,
M illin gto n , Tenn#

Belson, L ytle l> Cox ,
Murfreesboro, Tenn#
(Also G u n terrille, A l a . )
Perkins -• Crichlcw Co.,
Murfreesboro, Tenn#
Smith ft Dies,
M urfreesboro. renru

W* w# Biohardsan,
Mockeson, Tenn#
P# 0# Dann,

B* ft# tf* Lumber Co.,
X a s h rillo , 2 enn.

A* L# Saylor,
Menterey, fenn#

Williams Bros.,
Murfreesboro, fenn*

■
S

Sta ndlng Stone Mfg. Co.,
Monterey, fenna

Baker Jacobs ft Co.,
X a s h rille , Tenn#

WeloJ Stare ft leading C0#,
^enterey, fenn#

Daridsoa, Hloks ft Greene Co.,
X a s h rille , Tenn*
(M i ll at W ilder*)

W oodoliff Lumber Co#f
Monterey, Tenn#
J# A. Walton*
K o rn s* own, xezzn.
(Hd$s. W Inohester,. )
F a rris Hdwd. lifer. Co ,
H ashvjlle , fsnm#

Dunlap Lumber Co.,
X a sh rille , Tenn.
Swing ft G illila n d ,
X a sh rille , fenn.
(M ill at C la r k s T ille .)
Indiana Lumber Co.,
X a s h rille , Semi. •
(A lso D ixie Xovelty Mfg. Co.)

Lieberman, Sereman ft OtBrlen,
X a sh rille ,
H. A# MoOowen ft Co.,
X ash rille , fenn#
fHdqo. s a i« a , Ind.)

Lore Boyd ft Co.,
X a s h rille , Tenn.
(Also lies? York City, M i l ls at
Veto, A l a . , Petroleum ana
S o o t t s r llle , £ y . f ft Sugar Grors)

I# P. MoLean,
la a h r ille , fenn#




Southern Lbr. ft Mfg. Co.,
X a sh rille , Tenn.

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Morford Lumber Co*,
la a h r i l le , f«n a «
A n * 1. Banso* & Co.,
l a s k r i l l e , fenn*
lint 108#,
Sevfearn, i enn.
’

llrfc i Studebaker,
lewoomb, J?eim
.
lewaomb Mfg. Co.,
Sftax Jfetroomb, fean.
Laurel Pork Lbr. Co.,
law pori, £eim.
XoOabe Lumber C o . ,
lewporfc, f e m .
lew Hirer Lumber C o.,
lorna, 2enn.

(Hdqs* Cincinnati, Ohio. )
3. f. Taylor & Co.,
XUzuGtelly. Tenn#
(Hdqs. MoKwen.)

W. P. Hughett,
Oneida, Torn.
Bandera Broa*,
palmer 8Ti H e , Tean*
Cumberland Lumber Co*,
Pearine, Tenn.
W. H . foods,
T

Petros, lean .
Ohas. L. Pfcillippy Mere. Ssl.br. Co.

P h illlp p y , Sena.
Wolfe Bros. & Co.,

Plnay f lata* Tana*
0. F. McGhee,

Pinkey. Tern.
B a ll Bros *,
Polk, fe rn .
(A lso Troy*)
Tennessee Timbering C o . ,
(Hdqs. Brendertaurfc Co#,
Marion, Ohio#]
Prmderfcast, Tenn.

Layceok OJiapman & Chesley,
Oakdale, Tana.

J. M. Pattarson & son,

(Hdqs. Buffalo, I. Y.)

Pulaaki, ! e m *

J. £. Matthews i Oo. f
t
Oakland, fans#

lives Stare & Lbr. Co.,
U r e a , fena.

Janies forotca Cooperage Lbr. C o . t
Obion, 2enn.

f. B. Smart,

Baneom & fr ie rs o n ,
S h e lb y v ille , feim#

f r l State Lumbar Co.,
So&dy, 2em .
(Hdqs. B utler, ra.)

Haakaw lumbar Co.,
So. Plttaburg, frnrn.

S e r ie r v ille , fenn*

S i m o n a flke Lumber C q .,
Springfield, '•Mm.

Tennessee Lumber C o . ,
Sutherland, fana.
(Hdqs. P o t t a r ille , Pa.}
J.A.R.T&ylor,
fa re rn , Tana.
0* A # Scott & Co.,
f e l l lo o Plains, Teaa.

James Tuaaer,
Temperance H a ll,
f • 0. L iberty, Tean.
#

i

9




J. P. MuU&aria,
Templeton, Seim:
P . 0. Hewbera, Tana.
*

*4

*

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

w

3* W* faylor * Co'
fenneasee City, fern .
<E3ck ( i q t MoEwen, fe n n . )
f&f*
In. A llis o n ,
X srrison, fenn,
fcittle River Jteunber C o . ,
townsend, fenn*
W. F* Bradley lumber Co. t
Iraoy C ity , fenn*

W* P# Adams,

Buohanan, fenn*
Vbu Bhaor.
AshlandfCityip lorn*
S* P. B arrett,
Bethel Springs, 2cnn,

ife ll Bros# 9
tro y , itnn*
Clear Fork Xnaber Co*,
Ifrio o i, fenn.
Utoha K illin g & I b r . Co.,
fStieoi, fenn.
.
j
Aakins, jDiroke Lumber C o . ,
ITnion C ity, ieim.
Vest fennessee Spoke Co* t
^fcion City, fern*
/Also Dyeraburg, i’enn*)
Bunn B ros.,
Wallaad, 2eun.

Robt Patton,
Xatertown, fenn*
#0 f Watertown P ig M ills * j
Q* frxohAnan,
Waynesboro, lie mi*
Copeland Wayne & Bro *
Waynesboro, fenn.
Reaper Bros *,
I & it le y v ille , fe m *
Xorgen lumber Co.,
W lld e rs v ille , Tmn*

w« y« B ullard,
Big Sandy, fenn.
R. L* Bushart,
Hickory V alley , fenn.
1* U# Boyers,
Sunt land, fenn,
Brown & Reed,
Lebanon, fenn.
Irb y Bennett & 0o*t
Xeaphis, fenn.
f • H* Barton,
Randolph, fenn*
0. \ * Byrn,
7
Rives, f e m *
0*
Bushart,
Union City, fean*
<
*
*
1* J* Blount,
TQfta, fenn*
Qswthon & Wilson,
Enron, fenn.
Causey Bros*,
X sltk e, fenn*

f * A. Walton,
fin ch est era f e m * ,
(A lso Morristown, fonn*)

B* W* Crittenden,
XI* JTuilet, fenn.

f * E. Cole lumber Co.,
lewtiera , fenn*

B* C* Carr & Co*,
Foeahontas, fenn*

$ * li 6

Central lifg . Co.,
Ofe»ttanooga, 3t«m.

Co.,

08^(8711331

TOSH,




Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

I# L. Guaningha**
Beag&anf #«nn*
,

f»y»onlB"®aahvlllt Lustier Co*9
laahvilla, Tem.

i * 0* Coop®*,

jlladay, fann#

tags& I l s o r Co.,
fote
'ttf'JHMiVa'W *1 aB

front Jiumfcor Co%
l«apM«, T«zm. '

itt Jte* wi

g iwyfl IB 9 mW*M*

Id* Griffith,
Cfcilhowae* fann*
*

§fbmn A Wbiteker,
M « m p M s , Sana.

9* 4. Davi#,
Bwrtur, x«m.

0* S • Gladden#
JUmphio, fenn.

1 . H. Dawson,
B*r«, $w b .
f

aKoqanznats

»jrw Trait lax Uig. Co.,

Am J* Orean,
Xft&ford, faan.

M ir .

M. ilfcfca,
B* St. 0. SwoagaA.
Baton, faan.

KSgkt* faun*
§r#enfield-Salbot T O m .

laalrrill*, fam*

A. B. Dwiring,
Bwrrtaon, 2e r .
an

«. I . Hiolnan,
T »

t. 8 . DottffXftBS.
WSltUrertlle, fenn.

l# fa B .# l

IMnrver, fenn*
S* H i l l ,

X. A. Dood,
.toe,' Tetrn.

wurr:iaan9 Tonn*

Bill* * trwatluua,
•Items, T«nn.

Huntingdon Ito* Co*9
Buntlngfbn, fo«u

B. Slllt,

lrarls, faan.

X* f * Horn,
Irom City, fenn*

Bll*3>i£hajaaliige,
li*iar C«.,
dLll®«

Hatohe Lumbar <Jo.9
Jaokson, fern*

B. I. falghaa * Soa,
Vsllvar, Twin.

«nu&01 3 ii8ift
. N

Tlaranoa Pwap f Xrortar Co.,
t
■flti*, iaaa.

Jet* l« loln#0 t
iBi |

^

Ml

_ _ _
_ _ _

J. X* Humphreys,
2#aaoh, fenn*
I . #. H arri#t
Brian t tfean.

ju. p. n u t ,
Biflay, Sana.
IVMqrtih* Brea. Xtar. Co.,
Z ita Cltyn fans.

f« W* Haaaa,
Ihit^Yill©, fenn.

.A

f» S. »ayfc*sA
V!U*thorn*9 T«m.




J. I* lasting* A §e»9
Big Sandy, fessu

So*,

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

tw

1* I . Hargis 9
WrnptiB H i l ls , fmn#
Hudson 6 Durdln,
Cemden, fenn.
Hixson, Cagle & B a y lo r ,
P ilc sy iils, fenn.
Iv y B ro s.,
fin g e r , fenn,

v • v v w i w Aijt
v
r *n~
<y

A J Q U fflM B I a H iw J U ^ / iL A iU L R J ^ ^

H* Lumber Co.,
Dickson, fenn.
Laycook Bros*
Huntingdon, Hfenn.
Luokett Bros*
L it t le Hock M ills*

fenn*

Ivy & Jones,
fin g e r , 7emu

B 5*. X
*
veyf

Lightfoot 01n & M ill Co.,
B . f . D . #6
R ipley, fern*

Xrmw«.7i Br o s * ,

R.P.D.#2

Jackson, fenn.

Hew%ern, fenn.
lh ' fy y H
rg

f an ar
t
y

0eo. 3# M llstead,
B olivar, fenn.
Hay BRos*«
Memphis, fennf

lM SSlttlS

B. 0* J a rr e ll & Co.,
Humboldt, Team*

X ercantile Lumber Co*,
Powlkee, fenn.

§ . H. K e ll,
Laurelburg9 2emu

J# B* Munal & Son,
Memphis, fenn.

Kennedy Ufg* Co.,
Memphis, fenn*

Meroer-*Justioe Lbr. Co.,
Xeroer, fenn.

f# Moore,
▼ lido, fenn.

Morgan Lbr. Co*,
W ild e r s v ille , fm n*

1 . A. lowborn,
Xeeon, fenn*

H e lll Bros*,
nqpdg

Savannah, fenn.
P . J. H e ll,
Stinbright, fenn*
P arsley Williams & Sonst
C la r k s v ille , fenn.
Chas. L. P h illip p y lumber
HOrtense, fexxu

0* K. Peri;in0)
H lpley, fenn.

J* P . Robertson A.Co.,
Alamo, fenn*




9* Um Pritchard Lbr. Co.,
Memphis, fezm.
Parker B roe.,
Henderson, f e m .
C* C. Parrott*
Monroe, fezm*

Buss* A Burgess,
Memphis, fenn#

Olay Bushing,
Camden, fenn*

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#10
S.F.K* B u sse ll,
D i f f ic u lt , Term.

W. A* S h e ll,
Cleveland, fenn.

8* D. Roberson & Sou,
Lenox, ?*m .
J. W. Koseberry,
M ansfield, f«*m.
W. F. Roberts & Son,
Memphis, fe m *
J. B. Reynolds,
Sax B e rry v ille , fenn*
W. C. Scales,
Henry, fenn.
J. A. Soates,
MoXensle, Texm.
J. F. Sherwood,
Mansfield, fenn
A. Sager,
P a ris , fenn?
V* D. Sykes,
fherpe, fenn*
Steed & Overman,
ftrilahoma, fenn*
Jchn Sheigger,
Winchester, fenn.
S. W. Smith lb Son,
Woodford, fenn#

R. J. Stark,
C o llie r s v ille , fenn.
9. P. Sadler,
Cookeville, f e m .
.J. F* Soott,
Cookeville, fenn.
Stout Bros *,
G reenfield, fenn.
Jas. £ . Stark & Co.,
Ifaaphis, fenn*
J. V. Stimpscn Hdw. Co.,
Memphis, fenn.
S. R. Simpson,
Beech B lu ff, feon
Tidwell Bros.
Morris Chapel, fenn.
A lbert W. Thomp© n & Co.,
Memphis, fenn.
Jas. fhompson l b r . Co.,
Memphis, fenn*
B . B . faenser & Co.,
Memphis, fenn*
fhompson B ros.,
M
a«ytofctt|xf«iag
Atoka, ferm# *

I . M. ffcurman,
Mooring, fenn.
0. R. fa y lo r ,
M orris Ohapel, fenn.
fro y B ro s.,
Rutheford, fenn.
f e l l l o o River lumber Co.,
f e l l i o o P lain s, fenn.

Turnbull & Sons,
West Point, fenn*
H* Ungereoht,
R ia lto , fenn*
J. C. Wormaok,
Cowan, fena.

3» R. Ward,
M illin gto n , fenn*
J. w* W&rdlow,

Pocahontas, fenn.




B . B. Wilson & Co.,
Hamer, fenn?

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W. 0. Wllkersom,

Weeks

troy,- ?onn.

B uchartan, S e n n .

Wttllmn & HoMnson Limber Co*,
W artT m rg, 2?exm*

Morrow & Clendann&ne,
W a y n e s b o ro ,




&

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MXSCELLABIOtJS
LIST Of MILLS.

1. B. Blfmks Limber Co.,
Cairo, I l l s *

H* H. H itt Lumber Co.,
Decatur, A la.

W. ?. Brown & Sons,
;to u isv ille , Ky*

0* j? . Hurd Hdwd. Lbr. Co.,
Cairo, I l l s *

Berr-Holla&ay lumber Co*,
S reen field , Ohio.

Hardwood Products Co.,
Heenah, W i s e .

Bayou Land Is Lumber Co.,
Cinftixraati, Ohio.

Hardwood Mfg. Co.,
L o u i* v ille , i£y.

B&rlow Kent Co.,
UTrbana, Ohio.

deo. •# Houston & Co.,

Buena V iet a Venewr 0o*t
South Bond, Xnd*

W* B# Heyser Lumber Co*,
0incinnet i , Ohio«

the Cleveland Oconee Lumber Co.,
909 Chandler B ld g .,

In terstates Lumber Co.,
Cleveland, Ohio*

t

Atlanta, 0a.
1 . W* C u rtia ,
Jamestown, lew York#
©onasauga Limber Co.,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
J* W. Dai'ling Lumber Co. ,
Cineinn&ti, Ohio *
Buhliaeier Bros*,
Cincinnati, Ohio*
John Dullweber h Oo.t
C incinnati, Ohio.
Deemer Mfg. Co.f
W ellsboro, Pa.
W » English,
m
t e t r o l i a , Ont. Canada*

te*x John Mowbray,
le ls o n Co.,
Cincinnati, Ohio*
M ississip p i Lumber Co*,
Chicago, I l l s .

Mangel BoxCo.,
Louisville, Hy.



Chioaga, I l l s .

0. W. Jones Lumber C o. ,
Appleton, Wise.
£* £* J e ffr is & Co.,
Chicago, I l i a .
Kimberley Wing Co.,
leenah, i/isc.
Kentucky Lumber Co.,
Cincinnati, Ohio#
0. &• W. Kramer Co*,
Richmond, Ind.
Korn Conklin Co.,
Cinoinnat, Ohio.
Lawton Basket & Box Co.,
Lawton, Mich*
S . L . Bat thews Lunber Co.,
C airo, I l l s *
Massy Felton Lumber Co.,
Maoonf Ga.
J). T. HcKsithan Lbr. Co.,
Lumber, S. C#

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#2
Hi&lrjcd Im h er CH.,
Cincinnati, Ohio*

O&m&gee H irer lairajer Co.,
Lumber C ity, 0-a.

B lf Four Hardwood Z'mbcr Co. t
fo le d o , Ohio*

TergZLB<m£ 3# 0#

f . B. 3ton# Lu*nb*r Co*,
Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hon# P. Baft,
Cincinnati, Ohio.

B. S. Tannant,
T*tre Haute, Ind.#

flirt la Lumber Co.,
Chicago, I l l s .

W. Wm Lumber Co*.
L a u r a rillo , Ohio.

0* X. W illey,
Chicago, I l l s .

7ho W « &. H# Ltcsber Co.,
Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wisconsin lumber Co*,
Chicago, I l l s .

W*#t V irgin ia Timber Co.,
Charleston, W. Ya.

Ward limber Co.,
Chicago, I lls #

Santes H irer Cypress 'j/br«Co

These Firms represent industries capitalized at about
$8,000,000.00 and ship into St. Louis 250,000,000 ft.
of Lumber amounting to in dollars about $7,000,000.00,
and in addition the Tellow Pine that is handled through
St. Louis but distributed over the Country amounts to
^00,000,000 ft. a year amounting in dollars about $15,000,000,
not including the Cypress, White Pine and Coast Woods
which would add about 75,000,000 ft. more per year and
in dollars $2,000,000.
All of the above are in favor of having the Federal
Reserve Bank situated in St. Louis.




t
Your's truly,
ST.LOUIS FURN. BOARD OF TRADE.

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S A IN T L O U IS C L E A R IN G H O U S E ASSOCIATION
SAINT LOUIS, MO.

7 JANUARY 1914

Honorable lin. G. McAdoo, and
Honorable D. F. Houston,
c/o Boston Clearing House Ass'n,
Boston, Mass.

My dear Mr* Secretaries:
The National and State Banks and
Trust Companies, composing the membership of the Saint Louis
Clearing House Association, determined at the outnet not to
burden you by sending telegrams and letters, or a delegation
to see you, in regard to the Reserve Bank to be established
in Saint Louis, and I am writing this so you will understand
our reason for not bothering you.
However, we re prepared to present our case to you
upon your arrival in Saint Louis.
I want to assure you that it is our desire to make
your stay here comfortable, and if there is tny way in which
we can be of service to you, or expedite your labors, or con­
tribute to your pleasure or convenience, during your stay in
Sf:J.nt Louis, we shall consider it a favor to have a suggestion
from you.




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January 12, 1914,

Ky dear Mr. W»ide:
On behalf of Secretary Houston end myself I thank
you for your letter of the 7 th instant, which reached us at
Boston.

We are looking forward with pleasure to meeting

you find your ssrociates and hearing your view* upon are arrival
in St. Louie on Wednesday, the 21st of January.
Very sincerely your®,

Feetun J, Ifede, Seq,}
President, St. Louie Clearing House Association,
St. Louis, Missouri.




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EXHIBIT SUBMITTED BT
F. J. WADE
JANUARY 21, 191U

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Q u i P rr^

Recognizing the laborious task devolving upon you, and appreciating
the importance of submitting reasons why a Reserve Bank should be located in
SaintLouis, and embrace certain territory, the Committee charged with present­
ing the propositions has assigned a part to several gentlemen who will follow
mej and while separate arguments will be made, the whole will express the united
views of the commercial, industrial and financial institutions of Saint Louis.
The territory we suggest is larger than we desire, but recognizing that
all parts of the country must be served, we have embraced certain sections
which are constant borrowers, while on the other hand we are constant lenders.
On October 21, 1913, the date of the last call of the Comptroller of
the Currency, the banks and trust companies of Saint Louis had loans in the
territory we are asking for, unpaid and outstanding, to the amount of
|246,434t000.
Saint Louis has been immune from bank failures for more than twentyfive yearr*

Saint Louis has a larger percentage of capital invested in

its banks and trust companies, in proportion to its deposits, than any city
in the United States with a population of 200,000 or over.

In other words,

for every dollar we owe our depositors, we have at least 25% of our own capi­
tal invested to protect our depositors.

This i3 a showing worthy of your most

serious consideration, and one of the main reasons why we voluntarily offer
to embrace a large borrowing territory.
Every fall a cry goes up for money for crop moving purposes.

We have

always been able to take care of our legitimate customers at a legitimate rate
of interest, regardless of the general condition of the money market.

There

never has been a day, week or month, when any banker, planter or farmer inthe
South or Southwest, banking in Saint Louis and entitled to credit, was delayed
one hour in getting all the cash or credit needed to move crops in that local­
ity to market, not excepting the panicky days of 1907.



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2.
The capital stock of th© banks and trust companies of Saint Louis is
owned by Saint Louisans.

More than 95$ of the nearly eighty million dollars

invested in Saint Louis financial institutions is owned by residents of Saint
Louis.
Our mercantile establishments and manufacturing industries are not only
Saint Louis institutions, but 85$ of the capital invested in more than 16,000m
corporations and firms doing business in Saint Louis, i3 owned by Saint Louisans.
The mines, forests, agricultural resource® and manufacturing industries
of the territory we suggest, as a whole, shows as great an annual aggregate
productive power as any other part of the United States, for the same number of
square miles.

We are in the very center of territory which annually creates

fully 50$ of our foreign exports from the farm, plantation, mine and factory,
and while it is true heretofore nearly all foreign exchange transactions grav­
itated to 3h« East, because of the concentration of capital, under the now law.
Saint Louis can, and I am sure will, develop a business in foreign exchange
bills that will rank second in the list of the eight regional banks, if you
give us a reserve bank and the territory we suggest*
While recognizing as a wise provision of the law that all the eight
regional banks shall co-ordinate with the Federal Reserve Board, and with one
another, I hope, and believe, the practical working of the system will be to
let each reserve bank take care of its own district, except under extraordinary
conditions, and during such a period the power of the whole eight can and
should be concentrated to relieve temporary congestion in any one district.
The common error in dealing with the practical operation of the new law,
is to discuss its operations almost entirely from the stahdpoint of the na­
tional banks.

Very few realize that state banks and trust companies are equal­

ly important in the financial system, and I call your attention to the following
comparison in the territory we are asking for:




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3.
Number
National Banks

Capital, Surplus
and Pro fit3

1,483

$262,703*000.

$l,0iQ,438,000.

295.811.000.

848*657,000.

1558,514,000.

11,859,095,000.

State Banks and) 4,910
Trust Companies) ______
TOTAL
6,393

Deposits

Of the above, there are sixty-two banks and trust companies in the Saint Louis
Clearing House Association, as active or associate members, with a capital and
surplus invested of $78,464,000., or one-seventh of the $558,514,000. of the
total.

The deposits of Saint Louis aggregate $308,000,000, or one-sixth of

the total deposits of the entire territory we suggest.

There are, however,

3|104 State Banks and Trust Companies ineligible on account of the requirement
regarding capital and surplus.
The provision of the law granting the right of the Federal Reserve Board
to allow member banks to accord an ineligible bank, privileges of the reserve
bank of its district, doubtless will be not only liberally construed, but
generally accepted by all ineligible banks, and when they fully understand the
great advantages of being directly affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank
System, you may rest assured a great many of them will increase their capital
stock to an amount that will fjerait them to become member banks, and thus ac­
complish the underlying principle of the new law, —

which is to ultimately

place the banking business of the nation under governmental supervision and
control.
The great majority of these 6,393 banks are now our customers.

They

know us and we know them and their necessities; their valuej and the credit
each is entitled to receive.

Therefore, if you leave them with us, we can

and will induce the great majority to join the system, so as to make the' Saint
Louis Reserve Bank an institution of capital and deposits commensurate with
our territory.



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4.
While the capital of a bank is an important factor, it is by no means the
governing factor in the conduct of the business of the territory in which it is
located.

Yet if we control the foreign exchange which is created in our own

territory, we should have ample capital and deposits to accomplish this result.
We want a bank large enough and strong enough to say to Europe that our exports
must be paid for in American Dollars, —

not in pounds sterling, marks or francs.

It has been a sad commentary on our banking system heretofore that all our
export and import business has been conducted in foreign money!
The Banks and Trust Companies ef Saint Louis will do their part toward
making the Federal Reserve System a success, as evidenced by the fact that every
national bank in Saint Louis has already notified you of their purpose to become
stockholders} and the state banks and trust companies are eagerly awaiting
the forms for application for membership, in order that they too may be recorded
as member banks.

We urgently recommend the establishment of the minimum number of reserve
banks as a start.

Eight should be the limit and as the system develops, then

if found advisable, the number can readily be increased.




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S t. Louis C o tt o n E xc h an g e

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lo u is ,

January l?th, 1914.

wSS
sEM

Organization Committee,

Form

Federal Reserve doard,
*
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Washington, I . C.
)
Gentlemen : I am instructed by the St Louis
Cotton Exchange to hand you the enclosed copy
of resolutions adopted at the meeting of the
Board of Directors of this Kxchange called for
that purpose.

Your attention

is respectfully

requested*




Very truly yours,

Secre^ry.

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S t . L o u is C o t t o n E x c h a n g e

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j an uary

17th, 1914.

Resolutions adopted by the St Louis Cotton Exchange.

Whereas,

The City of St Louis is so situated, geo­

graphically, as to be within easy reach of a vast
territory, North, East, South and West; and is well
equipped with banks and capital; and is already a
source from which money for many enterprises for the
development of the country is drawn; and supplies,
as well, money to many banking institutions in the
smaller cities; and, whereas, for the reasons given
before, the establishment of a regional bank* or
central reserve bank, in St Louis would in no way dis­
tract from its course the present flow of business,
but would rather facilitate and add to its volume,
to the mutual benefit of all this territory;
Therefore, Be it resolved that the St Louis Cotton
Exchange, through these resolutions, ask the Organi­
zation Committee of the Federal Reserve Board to look
with favor on the petition that St Louis be named as
the home of one of these banks*




Respectfully submitted,
St Louis Cotton Exchange,
by its Secretary*

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T

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S T . L O U IS ,

Jan. 17th, 1914.

Business Men's League,
St Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen : Herewith .you will "find copy of’ resolu­
tions adopted by our 3oard of Directors at the meeting
called for t e i t purpose.
ff.

A copy has been mailed to

Washington, as directed in your letter of 9th inst.




Very truly yours,

Secretary.

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S t . L o u is C o t t o n E x c h a n g e

ST. LOUIS.

Jantlary 17th> 1914.

Resolutions adopted by the St Louis Cotton Kxchange.

Whereas*

The C i t y o f st Louis is so situated, geo­

graphically, as to ha within easy reach of a vast
territory, North* Kant* south and West; and is wall
equipped with banks and capital; and is already a
source from which money for many enterprises for the
development of the country is drawn; and supplies,
as well, money to many hanking institutions in the
smaller cities; and, whereas, for the reasons given
before, t h e establishment of a regional bank, or
central reserve bank, in St Louis would in no way dis­
tract frow its course the present flow of business,
but would rather facilitate and add to its volume,
to the mutual benefit of all this territory;
Therefore, Be it resolved that the St Louis Cotton
Exchange, through these resolutions, ask the Organi­
zation Committee of the federal Reserve Board to look
with favor on the petition that St Louis be named as
the home of one of these banks*




Respectfully submitted,
St Louis Cotton Rxchange,
by its Secretary*

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Hoarii of vHrafo

UnutH

(IN C O R P O R A T E D )

O F F IC E R S .

O F F IC E R S .

FURNITURE A N D A LL IE D T R A D E S

W. E. F R A N K .

A. D. L Y N N .
SECRETARY

PRESIDENT.

O FFIC ES

H. A. V O R N B R O C K .

810 OLIVE ST R E E T , SUITE 5 0 4 - 5 0 5
ST. LOUIS, MO.

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT

H. M . H O L T G R E W E .

E M IL R ITT E R .
TREASURER

H. S . T U T T L E .
MANAGER

ECOND VICE-PRESIDENT

^DIRECTORS:
C H A S . F. M I L L E R
J . A. M c G I N T I E

C. J . K O S T U B A
L O U IS B R IM M E R

J. H. K E N T N O R
E. L U C A S

J. J. G R U E N D E R
J O H N A. W A R N E R

St*Louis, Jan»l£th, 1914*

At a regular meeting o f the St.Louis Furniture Board o f
Trade# held this day, the follow in g Resolution was adopted by
unanimous vote*
Whereas, the City o f St*Louis has the la rg e st banking
capacity o f any C ity in the South, Southeast, Southwest and
West o f any City, and,
Whereas, the Banks o f St*Louis now transact the bulk o f
the Banking Business o f this Territory* and*
Whereas, the St.Louis Furniture Board o f Trade having a
membership o f 60 members and represent an annual business o f over
#10 , , ,
000 000
Be i t SwNiwr Resolved, that, the St.Louis Furniture Board
o f Trade o f St*Louis, recommendjEhe Organization Committee under
the new Banking Currency Act# ■pie establishment^?# ffie Central
Reserve Regional Bank In St*x»ouiis, as one o f theiEEBF$e serve Banks
to be established under the new law, and,
Be i t further resolved that a copy o f these Resolutions
be forwarded to the Organization Committee o f the Federal Reserve
Board*




(Signed)

St.Louis Furniture Board o f Trade,
P r e s id e n t*

s e c re ta ry .

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E.

B UR LEY, P r e s i d e n t .
F. H. H O FFM A N , I S T V l C E - P R t .
R. N. EM ERSON. 2 n d V i c e - P r e s .
C. D. ROBINSON, 3 d V i c e - P r e s .
G . M ICHLER, 4 t h V i c e - P r e s .

G. W .

GL. ->ER, S e c r e t a r y .
J . L. MUNGER, Fin. S e C ’ y .
UNO. F. W E IN ER T, T r e a s u r e r .
E. M. W OOLGER, S e r g t - A t - A r m s ,

W.

ST. LOUIS
LAUNDRYMEN’S
ASSOCIATION
409

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l o o r

Str e e t,
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J an* 19f 1914b*

ttma (C m itte
t r o m r:
J. L. M U N G E R
C. D. R O B IN S O N
B. T . K E A R N S
J N O . A. H U R S T E R

H
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Organisation Coranittee,

C. D. R O B IN S O N
E. M. W O O L G E R

Federal Reserve Board,

E. W. G L A U B E R
GEO. J. T E X T O R

Washington, D, C »

/

G. A. H A S E
D. L. P A R R IS H

flreas (dum ittre:
m
E. M. W O O L G E R
E. W. G L A U B E R
J. L. M U N G E R

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C re nm ittw

Gent leraenj-

/

A^business organization, representing 98f of our
industry is this city, we tang* upon you the selection of
St* Louis Sjtor the establishment of one of the Regional Banks,

E. W. G L A U B E R
D. L. P A R R IS H

dicision upon which you are soon to make*

This letter is

J U S T IN T . F L IN T
R O Y C. S U T T O N

written carrying out a resolution passed at our last regular

T . B. FITZW ILL1 A M S

meeting, at which the matter was fully discussed, and our
E
ntertainm (E n itt? :
ent m m ?
F. H. H O F F M A N

secretary instructed to write a letter to this effect*

B. T . K E A R N S
G E O . J. T E X T O R

Very truly yours,

L E E F. M IT C H E L L
H. B. S E L IG S T E IN

ST. LOUIS LAUKDRYMEN»S ASSOCIATION*

mrnbfraijip (tto m
m ittee:

See’
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G. M IC H L E R
F. Z A C H R ITZ
E. E. W E C K L E R
J. A. A N D E R S O N
R. N. E M E R S O N

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JN O . F. W E IN E R T
J. L. M U N G E R

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am ittpe:
R. N. E M E R S O N
C. A. L A N G E
J. T . T R U I T T
G E O . D. S C H R A D E R
W. F. K L A U S




JAN 2

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eM e a I

Society

3523 PINK S T R E E T
s t .lotjis,Mio. , January 19, 1914.
To the Organization Committee
Federal Reserve Board
Washington, D. C.

The Committee appointed to consider the letter received
from the Business M e n ’s League relative to the central reserve
regional banks beg leave to report as follows:
That the St. Louis Medical Society fully and hearily
endorses there effort that is being made to locate one of
the four great regional banks at St. Louis and will gladly do
all in its power to assist in accomplishing the same, fully
realizing that St, Louis has the largest banking capacity of
any city south of the Illinois River and west of the Mississippi
river and is now a central reserve city of power for about
half of the United States.
And furthermore be it resolved that this Society urges
the establishment of a great regional bank in St. Louis and
.
that a copy of the foregoing resolution be sefl'l T61 TEe.brganization Committee of the Federal Reserve Board at Washington, D.C.
(Signed)

Louis H. Behrens,
Robert M. Funkhouser, Chairman
for
The St. Louis Medical Society.

On motion the recommendations of the Committee were unanimously
adopted.




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3523 PINES S T R E E T
st. louis, mo. # January 19, 1914.

To the Business Hens League,
510 I>ocu©t St,
City.
The Committee appointed to consider the letter received
from the Business Men*s League relative to the central reserve
regional banks beg leave to report as follows*
That the St, Louis Kedical Society fully and hearily
endorses there effort that is being made to locate one of
the four great regional banks at St, Louis and will gladly do
all in its power to assist in accomplishing the same, fully
realizing that Bt. Louis has the largest banking capacity of
any city south of the Illinois Hiver and west of the Mississippi
river and is now a central reserve city of power for obout
half of the United States,
And furthermore be it resolved that this Society urges
the establishment of a great regional bank in St, Louis and
.
that a copy of the foregoing resolution be sent to the Organiza­
tion Committee of the Federal Reserve Board at Washington, D,C,
(Signed)

Louis H, Behrens,
Robert M. Funkhouser, Chairman
for
The 3t• Louis ¥edical Society.

On motion the recommendations of the Committee were unanimously




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19 13
RECEIPTS
THE

OP

ST.

LITE STOCK BY STATES AT

LOUIS

CATTLE_______HOGS

NATIONAL

STOCK YARDS.

SHEEP

HORSES & MULES

ESTIMATED VALUE

ARKANSAS

95,118

60,190

18,936

652

$6,786,110

ILLINOIS

168,141

713,762

177,755

28,§59

25,266,040

1,298

2,539

2,201

826

230,220

KANSAS

15,008

2,176

8,798

9,762

2,197,360

KENTUCKY

10,226

53,164

19,321

158

1,527,375

LOUISIANA

22,974

2,026

254

53

1,416,725

MISSISSIPPI

98,035

4,516

489

58

5,959,535

MISSOURI

412,271

1,372,236

576,276

79,913

58,190,305

OKLAHOMA

75,646

2,483

789

2,436

4,884,450

TENNESSEE

54,460

70,421

34,620

165

4,517,640

TEXAS

89,352

21,405

1.075

5,602,520

TOTAL

1,042,529

860,844

123,757

$116,578,280

IUBIAHA




2,283,513

V

‘V - ' Y

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ESTIMATED

SHIPMENTS

ST. LOUIS

OP MANUFACTURED MEAT

PRODUCTS

PACKERS . . . BY STATES.

BY

1913

VALUE
ALABAMA

#5,321*926.00

ARKANSAS

2,912,031.00

ILLINOIS

15,113,439.00

INDIANA

1,762,887.00

KANSAS
XTK'’T A f
n'T1 T f L
TU l V

6,247,568.00

LOUISIANA

957,370.00

am uiTi

v

m

MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI

4,327,136.00
13,922,453.00

OKLAHOMA
TENNESSEE

4,097,276.00

TEXAS
TOTAL

#54,662,086.00

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SHIPMENT

OP HORSES

ST. LOUIS

& MULES

NATIONAL

BY RAILROADS

FRCM

STOCK YARDS.

19X3.

RAILROAD

HO. HEAP

ESTIMATED

VALUE

14,438

$1,804,750.00

C. & A. R. R.

3,282

410.250.00

C. B. & Q. R f
Y

1,357

169.625.00

C. & E. I. R*Y

348

43.500.00

C. P. & ST. L. R'Y

207

25.875.00

C. R. I. & P. R'Y

194

24.250.00

C. C. C. & ST. L. R*Y

7,250

906.250.00

ILL. CENT. R. R.

7,864

983.000.00

N. R. R.

53,224

6.653.000.00

M. K. & T. R»Y

797

99.625.00

MO. PAC. T*Y

306

38.250.00

13,120

1.640.000.00

ST. L. I. M, & S. R*Y

7,636

954.500.00

ST. L. & S. F. R»Y

4,361

545.125.00

SOUTHERN R*Y

1,488

186.000.00

§66

70.750.00

2,925

365,625.90

24,140

3,017,500.00

WAB. R. R. (EAST)

2,366

295.750.00

WAB. R. R. (WEST)

518

64.750.00

146,387

#18,298,375.00

B. & 0. S. W. R. R.

L. &

MOBILE & OHIO R. R.

ST. L. S. W. R ’
Y
T. ST. L. & W. R. R.
VAKDALIA R. R.

TOTAL



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ESTIMATED




AND

DISTRIBUTION BY

COMMISSION

FJMS

STATES
AT

OF LOANS

ST. LOUIS

CARRIED BY

NATIONAL STOCKYARDS.

1915

ARKANSAS...................... $195,000
ILLINOIS . . ..................
INDIANA

390,300

.............................

KANSAS ........................ 300,900
KENTUCKY . . .

BANKS

.............. 15,000

LOUISIANA................ ..........
MISSISSIPPI....... ............ 125,600
MISSOURI ........... . . . . .

2,129,200

OKLAHOMA..................

3,737,100

TENNESSEE..................

5,000

TEXAS......................

9.456.900

TOTAL.................... #16,355,900

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JO H N A. W A RN ER, President

...

D. D. CUMMINS. V ice-President

M

..... ... • ' , .......

FR ED W ESTER B EC K . T reasurer

IW -.

------

W ALTER L. FILM ER. Secretary. 19 S. Third St.

Saint Louis
Paint, Oil and Drug Club
ir e c t o r s

F . W . Sultan
Chas. A. N iem eyer
W m . E . Becker
E. N. Von H arten
Clarence Robbins

Saint Louis

.January 20th, 1914.

Organization Committee,
Federal Reserve Board,
Planters Hotel, Saint Louis,
Gentlemen:—
Enclosed please find a copy of Resolutions
adopted by the Saint louis Paint, Oil and Drug Club at
its meeting held January 15th which is respectfully
submitted to you by the committee appointed for that
purpose.
Respectfully yours,

OHG-IS




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JOH N A. W A R N E R , President

D. D. CU M M IN S. Vice-President

F R ED W E S T E R B E C K . Treasurer

W A L T E R L. F ILM E R . Secretary, 19 S. Third St.

Saint Louis
Paint, Oil and Drug Club
I R E C TO R S
F. W . Sultan
Chas. A. Niem eyer

wm.E.Bce
ekr

E. N. Von Harten
Clarence Robbins

*

WHEREAS,

Saint Louis

January 15. 1914.

The Saint Louis Paint, Oil ana Drug Club is

an organization composed of manufacturers and jobbers of
paint, oils and drugs and kindred lines located in the
City of Saint Louis, and
WHEREAS, the members of the Saint Louis Paint, Oil
and Drug Club do annually millions of dollars worth of
business in Saint Louis and the States tributary thereto
and
WHEREAS, The City of Saint Louis is financially,
commercially and geographically located so as to make
it of great importance to commercial and banking in«
terests of both the South and lest, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Saint Louis Paint, Oil
and Drug Club through a committee appointed by its
President consisting of Messrs. 0. H. Greene,,Chairman,
E. H. Dyer and T. F. Meyer respectfully urge upon the
Organization Committee of the Federal Reserve Board the
establishment in the City of Saint Louis of one of the
great Regional or Central Reserve Banks, the capacity
of which will be commensurate with the requirements of
the great agricultural and commercial interests of the
South and West.



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E. A. H I L D E N B R A N D T , P r e s i d e n t
J O H N H . F A R I S H , VIC E-PR ESIDE N T

w w i. e

., C A U L F I E L D , T r e a s u r e r

J O H N J . D O W L I N G , S EC R ET A R Y

S t . L o u is R e a l E s t a t e E x c h a n g e
ORGANIZED 1877
O

100 WAIN W R I G H T BUI LD IN G

3556

live

Ce n tr a l

1507

705 CHESTNUT STREET

S t.

L o u is ,

Ja n u a ry

19,19m ,

DIRECTORS
LEO BLOCH
GEO.
W.

H.

E.

BOECK

ohn

J.

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T

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i9U*

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1913




IVRHEI3AS, flie City of B * Louis has th© largest
$
banking oopacity of any city in th© south*
Southeast or Southwest* andt
OTE&EAS, Th© Banks of St# Louis nm transact
the bulk of the banking business of this terrt«
tory* bo it
BBS0LV1D* That the Bool Estate Bscohange o f
St* Louis earnestly asks that tho Organisation
Cocimittee, under tho new .banking lawt will
establish in St# Louis on© of tho four great
regional banks to bo operated tm&or the new
banking law*

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F. X . B E C H E R E R . Pres
5136 North B ro a d w a v
Bel!, T y le r 2227
Kinloch, Central 2914-L

J O H N L. B O E H L , Secretary
3533-35 S. Grand Ave.
K inloch, Victor 1122.
Bell, Sidney 969

St. Louis Retail Hardware Dealers’ Association
January 16,^ ^ 4 .
13
3

Committee of the Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, J C •
).
Gentlemen:

WHEREAS, The City of St. Louis has the largest
banking capacity of any city in the South, Southeast or
Southwest, and
WHEREAS, The Banks of St. Louis now transact the
bulk of the banking business of this territory, be it
RESOLVED, that the Retail Hardware Association of
St. Louis hereby recommends to the Organization Committee,
under the new "banking and currency act, the establishment of
a Central Reserve Regional Bank in St. Louis, as one of the
four reserve banks to be established under_JJa^~rr$w law, and
be it further,
RES OLVED, That the S e p r e t a j ^ b £ 9 h e

is hereby

directed to forward a copy of tAese revolutions to ithe

—’j
7J

Organization Committee of the F e a e ralReserve Board.

St. Louis Retail Hardware Association,

/ 3 £ &/*■'*■"> Secretary.



President.

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St . L

oui s

Sh

o e

A

s s o c i a t i o n

402 ODD FELLOW S B U ILD IN G

O F F IC E O F T H E
SECRETART

ST. LOUIS, MO.

M A I N 1136
P H O N E S { C EN TR A L. 5350

Jan- 14th. 1914

Organization Committee,
Federal Reserve Board
Washington, D. C
Gentlemen:I have been instructed to transmit to you the
Resolution adopted by this Association today, which is self
explanatory, and which is as follows:"WHEREAS, under the Glass-Owen Currency
Bill recently passed by Congress there are to
be a number of Regional Banks established, and
WBEREAS, the importance of St. Louis as
a financial, industrial, distributing and
geographical center, we feel, entitles her to
consideration as a location for one of these
Regional Banks provided for in the new banking
system created under this Bill, therefore, be itRESOLVED, by theJ3t. Louis Shoe Association,
representing the 3hoe manufacturing and wholesale
shoe industry ofx St. Louis and vicinity, that we
respectfully urge dpon the Organization Committee
of the Federal Reserve Board the selection of St.
a location for one of said Banks on account
of her financial and commercial position in the
South and Southwest
Trusting this will have your consideration, I
beg to remain




Respectfully vours

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St . L

ouis

Sh

o e

A

s s o c i a t i o n

402 ODD FELLOW S B U ILD ING

O F F IC E O F T H E
SEC R ETAR Y

LOUIS, MO

t M A IN 1136
P H O N E S { C E N T R A L 5350

Jan. 14th, 1914.

Mr. W. F. Saunders, Secretary & Gen. Mgr.,
The Business Men's League,
510 Locust S t r .,
City.
Dear Mr. Saunders:~
Referring to yours of the 9th.

This

Association adopted a Resolution urging upon the Organiza­
tion Committee of the Federal Reserve Board the selection
of St. Louis for one of the Regional Banks, and I attach
hereto a copy of the same for your information.
If you think it necessary, in addition^
to have one or two representatives of our organization
present at the meeting on January 21st and 22nd, kindly
let me know in time, and I will try to arrange for it.

(en c )




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COPY

WHEREAS, underthe Glass-Owen Currency Bill recently
passed by Congress there are to be a number of Regional
Banks established, and
WHEREAS, the importance of St. Louis as a financial,
industrial, distributing and geographical center, we feel,
entitles her to consideration as a location for one of these
Regional Banks provided for in the new banking system created
under this Bill, therefore, be it RESOLVED, by the St. Louis Shoe Association, represent­
ing the shoe manufacturing and wholesale shoe industry of St.
Loui3 and vicinity, that we respectfully urge upon the
Organization Committee of the Federal Reserve Board the
selection of St. Louis as a location for one of said Banks
on account of her financial and commercial position in the
South and Southwest.




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ST. L O U I S
STOCK
314

STOCK

EXCHANGE,

EXCHANGE
N

o r t h

F

o u r t h

BUILDING,
S

t r e e t

,

ST. L O U I S ,

Jan. 20th 1914.

The Board of Governors of the St Louis Stock Ixchange at
a Special Meeting adopted the following minute for the coneideration
of the Organization Committee of the federal Reserve Board.
The City of St Louie is now a Heserve City, has a
large banking capacity and is the most powerful financial
center south of the Illinois liver and west of the Miss­
issippi River, and is, by reaeon of its financial strength
and location in the heart of the great Mississippi Valley,
entitled to one of the Great Regional Reserve Banks to
be established in the United States, and the St Louis
Stock Exchange requests the Organization Committee of the
federal Reserve Board to carefully ccnilder the claims of
the City of St Louis, and earnestly urges that one of the
Great Regional Reserve Banks be established within its
midst.




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Forza 2589 B

V ESTERN UNION
k
DAY

TE R

T H E O . N . VAIL, P R E S ID E N T

RECEIVED AT
A ll

C RA

61 BLUE

911

1 EX
S T L O U IS MO DEC 26 13

HON D A V ID F HOUSTON
SECY OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON DC
THREE
S TLO U IS AS ONE OF THE /C E N T R A L RESERVED C I T I E S OF THE
RESERVE
COUNTY NATURALLY EXPECTS THAT ONE FEDERAL/BANK W IL L BE LOCATED
I
HERE IN THE EVENT THAT I T SHOULD BE NECESSARY IN
!'
I
YOUR JUDGMENT FOR THE CLAIMS
PRESENTED FORMALLY I W IL L BE

GLAD I F YOU W IL L SO

A D VISE ME W ITH THE GREETINGS

V/

OF THE C IT Y TO BE

QF THE SEASON




/

A L SHAPLEIGH PREST
819P

Vvr

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C A BL E ADDRES S

NORSHAP

WESTERN UNION CODE

'DlAMOj/D E d GEIS/^ QUAinr PLEDGH "

S h a p l e i g h Ha r d w a r e C o m p a n y .
ESTABLISHED

D IR E C TO R S :

184-3.

A .L . SHAPLEIGH.
C h a i r m a n o r t h e Bo a r d .

R.W. SHAPLEIGH. P r e s i d e n t .
.YANTIS. ISTV.Prest.
H .B .G O R D O N .2 ^ V.Prest.
« . l . SHAPLEIGH Tre a s u re r. W. L.CLARKE. Asst.Treasurer.
L.MATTHEWS.Jr.Secretary. W. B.W ILLIS, A s ^ t . S e c y .
G.T.SPRAKE.
E.L. JOHNSON.
J .C .R E E D .

S t. Louis,

2/ 14/14

Hon* W* G* McAdoo,
Hon. David P* Houston,
Representing Organizations Committee
of Federal Reserve Banks,
Washington, D.c*
Dear SirssPersuant to request made by you when hearing the claims
of the representatives of 3aint Louis for the location of a Federal
Reserve Bank at Saint Louis and their claim for what territory
should be included, I now have pleasure in sending you maps of the
United States - showing the distribution of goods from Saint Louis
*
in the various States - and particularly in those States which
Saint Louis claims should be included in the Saint Louis District*
These maps show in graphic firm - the distribution of Hardware sales
Drugs, Patent Medicines and perfunery
Vehicles, all kinds - excepting automobiles and agricultural implements
Clothing, overalls and shirts
Glass, used for building purposes
Coffee
Dry goods and kindred lines
Stoves
Dried fruits and edible nuts
Boots and shoes
Dry Plate and photographic supply sales
Street cars
Lumber sales
Sine and lead
Leather
Coffins
Groceries
Sash and doors
The distribution of salesmen by one Saint Louis house*




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It is believed from a careful perusal of these maps,
your Committee will recognize the claims of Saint Louis to the territory
which the Citizens have represented should be included in the Saint
Louis District*




Asking that you kindly acknowledge receipt, I am,

Yours very truly,

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C A BL E ADD RES S

NORSHAP

WESTER

ION CODE

^O fA M O j^ b E

d g

b

is

Q ij a

u ty

P l b i, . i "

S h a p l e ig h Ha r d w a r e C o m p a n y .
ESTABLISHED

D IR E C TO R S :

184-3.

A . L. SHAPLEIGH.
C h a ir m a n o f t h e Board.

R.W. SHAPLEIGH. P r e s i d e n t .
J.YANTIS, ISJV.Prest.
H .B .G O R D O N S V.Prest.
A.L.SHAPLEIGHTreasurer. W. L.CLARKE.Asst.Treasurer.
L.MATTHEWS.Jr.Secretary. W .B.W ILLIS,Asst. S e c y .
G.T.SPRAKE.
E.L. JOHNSON.
J .C .R E E D .




2/16/14
S t .L o u i s ,

A N S W t P ^

FEB 1 8 1914

Honorable Organization* Committee,
Federal Reserve Bank,
Washington, D#C.

Gentlemen!

I t f e pleasure in enclosing here­
ai
with. another indorsement just received of claims
of Saint Louisas a location for a Federal Reserve
Bnc
af.
Yours veiy truly.

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Mamse?

Simgloi^xz

Sfcr d e a r

I m m

your not© of ti» 14th, stating that

you ter# bad th®

us.

W© approciate your

assistance.
I cannot toll you bow m c h I ea^oyod ay
visit to

S * Louis, m d you r courtesies*
t.
With tw &t wi&bm , I am
yours.

Secretary*

Mr* 4. X . Sbaplsigrfc,
»

St. Louis* Missouri.

1914.

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S IM M O N S

HARDW ARE

COMPANY

S T . L O U I S, U . S . A .

Ja m ary 22nd, 191^.

Mr.

0 Watts,
.

Dear 3ir:
Thank you in advance for your kindness
in frettinr these -oapers into the t>
roper hands.




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1 T m e of orders received by Simmons Hardware
'ubr
i p i y Monday,January 19th, shown by States.
mai,
447
415
284
178
134
117
98
81
79
74
66
Team
58
Kans.
56
La.
32
Colo.
Hew Hex. 32
29
Wise.
Apis.
28

Mo.
111.
Texas
' l.
rc
-dss.
Iowa
Ind.
Ala*
Ky.
Ofl*
jca

20
11
11
6
6
6
5
5
4
3
3
3
2
2
1
1

Calif.
Ie. ■
lb
Idaho
Canada
Oregon
Wash.
Mont •
•
Utah
Ga.
Fla.
Nevada
'y*
Wo
J. C.
)
Fgn.
Hex.
W. Va*

2297
Including 28 full carloads
15 111.

13 Mo.

1 Iowa

v e have a branch house in Wichita, which serves more
/

than half of 03 i a o a and that is th© reason why
c.hm,
there are not more orders shorn on this sheet from
that. S#ate*

Presented by I. C. Simmons, 3t. Louis,
?




1/ J / >
P?lf

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number of orders receivod by Simmons Hardware
jmpany, Monday,January 19th, shorn by States.
447
415
Tosas 284
178
jSc#
Miss. 134
117
Iom
98
Ind.
81
Ala.
79
Ky.
Okla.
74
66
Toon
Kans.
58
56
La.
32
Golo.
IJew 1102.32
29
Wise.
Ariz.
28

Mo.

Calif.
ileb.
Idaho
Canada
Oregon
Wash.
llont•
•
Utah
<o
f»
Fla.
ITevada
\7yo.

111.

D. C*
Fgn.
Mes*

W. Va*

20
11
11
6
6
6
5
5

4
3
3
5

2
2
1
1
2297

Including ZB full carloads
15 111.

IS Mo.

1 lo'm •

W© have a branch house in Wichita, which servoo noro
than half of Olr h a and that is tho reason why
i& oz a,
there are not more orders shot/n on this shoet from
that Sfate.

Presented by T. c Simmons, S . Louis,
3 .
t




l/22/lk.

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Humber of orders received by Simons Hardware
Company, Monday, January 19th, shovm by states*
Mo*
111.
Texas
Ark.
Miss.
Iowa
Ind.
Ala.
Ky. ■
Okla.
Tenn.
Kans.La*
Oolo*
Hew Hex.
Wise. •
Ariz.

Calif.
Heb.
Idaho
Canada
Oregon
Wash.
Mont*
Utah
Ga.
Fla*
Nevada
Wyo.
D.C.
Fgn.
Hex.
W • ?a.

447
415
284
178
134
117
98
81
79
74
66
58
56
32
32
29
28

20
11
11
6
6
6
5
5
4
3
3
3
2
2
1
1

Including 28 fall carloads
15 111.
We have a
than half
there are
from that

13 Mo.

1 lorn.

branch house in Wichita, which serves more
of Oklahoma, and that is the reason why
not more orders shown on this sheet
State.

Presented by E. C. Simmons, St, Louis,




l/c2/V\{

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limber of orders received by Simmons Hardware
Company, Monday, January 19th, shown by states:
447
Mo#
111#
415
Texas
284
178
Ark#
Miss*
134
117
Iowa
Ind*
98
Ala#
81
Ky. ■
79
Okla.
74
Term.
66
Kans.58
56
La*
32
Colo#
Hew Mes*
32
29
Wise#
Ariz.'
28

Oalif•
Ie. ■
Tb
Idaho
Canada
Oregon
Wash#
Mont*Utah •
Ga.
Fla*
Nevada
Wyo#
B C.
. F #gn
Mex.
W# Va#

20
11
11
i
6
6
5
5
4
3
3
3
2
2
1
1

Including 28 full carloads
15 111#
We have a
than half
there are
from that

13 Mo.

1 Iowa.

branch house in Wichita, which serves more
of Oklahoma, and that is the reason why
not more orders shown on this sheet
State#

Presented by




C Simons, St. Louis l/22/lh
.

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...HALL OF ..
.

E X C H A N G E R O O M : 2331 SID N EY STREET, 2nd Floor.

21




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Hurit Im
prm untt Asanriatt ,t
um
OFFICERS:

EXECUTIVE BOARD

O F S T . LOUI S , M I S S O U R I

H. W. B A R TH , President
D. E IT Z M A N , 1st Vice-President
AUG. J. H U F N A G E L , 2nd Vice-President
J. G. R IK F M N G , Financial Secretary
F R A N C IS G U B R D A N , Treasurer
W. F. Y A H R A U S , Sergeant-at-Arms

F. C. FR E IB U R G , Chairman
C. B R IN K O P
H. W. B AU E R
D E IT Z M A N
GEO. E L U S
G. A . H O E H N
•WM. F. H. H O F F M A N N
AUG. J. H U F N A G E L
H. W. K A IS E R
H Y . T. K O E L N
H. C. K O E N IG
JE H M E IB A U M
.
J. G. R IE F L IN G
•EDYV. R O S E N T H A L
<H. J. R U M M E N IE

0 S rjm te 0
ttro ra i*
Meets at Fountain Hall, Broadway
and Chippewa Street, third
Sunday of each month
at 3 :00 p. m.

A R T H U R S T O E H R , S e c r e ta ry ,
1214 Frisco B uilding

S

t

.L

ouis

,M

o

. J a n u a r y 21,
,

1914.

To the O r g a n i z a t i o n C o m m i t t e e of the
F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Board,
W a s h i n g t o n , D. C,
G e n t l e m e n ; --

T e n t h Ward

T h e f o l l o w i n g r e s o l u t i o n was adopted
I m p r o v e m e n t A s s o c i a t i o n , J a n u a r y 18, 193j4 :

by the

Where a s , the City of St, Louisf in the S t a t e of
M i s s o u r i is, to-day, the b u s iness and b a n k i n g center of the vast
territory i n c l u d i n g Mis s o u r i , K a n s a s , Nebraska, Texas, A r k a nsas,
Oklahoma, K e n t u c k y , Tennessee, L o u i s i a n a , M i s s i s s i p p i , S o u t h e r n
Illinois and S o u t h e r n Indiana, and W h e reas, St. Louis* r e p u t a t i o n
t h r o ughout the country for fin a n c i a l s o l idity and her u n e x c e l l e d
l o c a t i o n i n the h e a r t of the M i s s i s s i p p i Valley, plac e s her in the
center of p o p u lation, and whereas, w i t h the re s o u r c e s of a great
r e s e r v e b a n k at this point, each interest w i t h i n the r e g i o n could
b e a d e q u a t e l y served in its turn w i t h o u t taxing to the l i m i t the
b a n k i n g r e s o u r c e s of the community,
be it r e s o l v e d by t he T e n t h
W a r d I m p r o v e m e n t A s s o c iation, in m e e t i n g a s s e mbled this 18th day of
January, 1914, that s i nce St. Louie has b e e n one of the central
r e s e r v e cities u n d e r the old b a n k i n g act, that w e appeal to the
O r g a n i z a t i o n com m i t t e e of the f e d e r a l R e s e r v e B o a r d to l o c a t e one
of the four great re g i o n a l banks in the City o f St. Louis, S t a t e
of Missouri*

F.

L. Padberg,

Louis

!

—

a

. Weismantel

\
Arthur stoehr,

;

,

j

q 0 n?mi11 e e .

A ttest;




Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

K

O. W A T T S , P r e s t .

D’A .R C O O K E , A s s t . C a s h i e r .
H. H A I L L , A s s t . C a s h i e r .

T H O S .W R IG H T , V i c e P r e s t .

E. C. S T U A R T , A s s t . C a s h i e r .
F. K . H O U S T O N , A s s t . C a s h i e r .
W .C. TO M P K IN S , A u d i t o r .

R .S .H A W E S ,V i c e P r e s t .
J .R .C O O K E , Ca s h ie r .

23

January

19 14,,

Organization Committee under Federal Reserve Act,

Washington, S. C.

Dear Sirs,—
At the hearing in St* Louis on January twenty-first,
you requested that I prepare and submit to your Committee a map
giving my personal view as to how District Ho. 7 should be en­
larged, and providing for Kansas City and local territory to be
included in such an enlarged District.
I am enclosing the map herewith.
If District Ho. 5 (the St. Louis District) is stripped
of Kansas City and its local territory, I am of the opinion that
a similar community should be added to Ho. 5, and for that reason
I have drawn lighter
Kentucky..

lines around the territory of Louisville,

In other words, if a bank is not to be located in

Cincinnati, I believe it would be better to place Louisville in
the St. Louis territory;

this in order to give additional terri­

tory to the St. Louis District for the purpose of helping to carry
the seasonal demands.




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Organization Committee under Federal Beserve Act

You will notice that light lines have been drawn
around Omaha and its local territory, far the reason that
should your Committee decide to place Omaha, either in No. 6
or No, 7, the outlines of the districts should be changed
accordingly.




Very respectfully,

- Chairman

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

EXHIBITS SUBMITTED BY
F. 0. WATTS




JANUARY 21, 191U

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

F.

O. W A T T S ,

R .S .H A W E S ,V ic e
J.R . COOKE,

D’A .R C O O K E , A s s t . C a s h i e r .
H. H A IL L , A s s t . C a s h i e r .

Prest.

TH O S .W R IG H T,V i c e

Pr est.

E. C. S T U A R T , A s s t . C a s h i e r .
F. K . H O U S T O N , A s s t . C a s h i e r
W .C. TO M P K IN S , A u d i t o r .

Prest.

Ca s h ie r .

C
apital $2,000,000.00
Surplus $2,000,000.00

23

January

19 14

Organization Committee under Federal Reserve Act,

Washington, D. C

Sirs,
In compliance with your request at the hearing in
St. Louis on the twenty-first instant, I am enclosing herewith
in quadruplicate as exhibits to my statement the following*
Firsts
List of correspondent banks in St. Louis
District, with balances maintained arranged according to states.
Second:
twenty-first, 1913.

Loans and investments as of October

$hird:
Statistics showing estimated figures to
conform to the map filed by me representing the St. Louis Clear­
ing House Comnittee.
Fourth:
Condensed statement of the St. Louis Clear­
ing House banks, including state, national and associated members.

Very respectfully,

Chairman -

4 Enclosures-




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LIST OP COHBESPOHDEHT BAMS IH ST. LOUIS DISTRICT
with balances maintained, arranged according to states#

STATE

limOKAL
Balance

KO.

Ho,

Balance

Arkansas

117

2,171,000

530

3.919.000

So. Illinois

289

3,621,000

419

3.840.000

Kansas

93

1,361,000

93

489.000

Kentnclcy

35

782,000

21

132.000

Louisiana

37

677,000

101

662.000

Mississippi

45

272,000

137

650.000

.ouri

214

6,725,000

1,287

10,669,000

Oklahoma

200

2,564,000

154

542.000

Tennessee

90

957,000

105

735.000

462

6,014,000

349

1.946.000

37

1,089.000

5

24.000

1,699

26,233,000

3,201

23,608,000

Hi

Texas
Indiana
TOTAL




TOTAL ET3MBEB OF BAILS'

--- -4,900

TOTAL BALANCES------

49,841,000

— — --------------------------• •
.........................................._ — I-

I. —

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LOAN'S and INVESTMENTS AS OF OCTOBER 21, 1913
As submitted by the Banks and -rust Companies,
I - m er of the St. Louis Clearing House.
,eb s

K insouri— ----------- -- -----182,876,625.00
Arkansas------------ ---- -— - 12,880,545.00
Texas----------------------

17,207,858.00

Oklahoma--------------------

10,992,466.00

Louisiana----- -— -------- ---

3,949,283.00

Southern Illinois------------

11,113,102.00

S. W. Indiana----------------- 1,051,877.00
Kansas— ---— -- --------- -—

1,779,196.00

Nebraska------ --------- -

526,000.00

Kentucky— -- — — — — ------ — —

405,512 *00

Tennessee-- — -— --------- — —

2,281,122 .00

Mississippi------------------

1,370,673.00
246,434,259.00

LOANS and INVESTraiTS and DEPOSITS outside of l'ISSOURI

L^ans and Investments--------- 63,500,000.00
Deposits from banks----------- 32,400,000.00
31,100,000.00
TOTAL DEPOSITS— ST. LOUIS.
From banks----from individuals-

91,669,000.00
212.698.767.00
304.367.767.00

CAPITAL & SURPLUS.

DISTRICTS.

Natl.
State

152,555,000
77,665,000
230,220,000

Iat1.
'
*
lt
i ate

iat1•
i
State

RESOURCES.

6,-j

OP CAPITAL & SURPLUS.

580,952,000
482,676,000
1,063,528,000

Natl.
State

834,934,000
600,119,000
1,435,053,000

ITatl.
State

9,150,000
2,325,000
11,475,000

401,492,000
316,702,000
718,194,000

Hatl. 2,066,904,000
State 2,241,598,000
|
4,308,502,000

Hatl.
State

2,694,860,000
2,741,420,000
5,446,280,000

Hatl*
State

24,100,000
9,500,000
33,600,000

Ho. 3.
Natl,
Seaboard-S outh State

298,428,000
299,613,000
597,041,000

Hat1. 1,238,410,000
^tate
827,799,000
2,066,209,000

Hatl.
State

1,666,901,000
1,278,450,000
2,945,351,000

Hatl*
State

17,900,000
9,000,000
26,900,000

Ho • 4 .
Ohio Valley.

Hatl.
otate

251,199,000
236,374,000
467,573,000

Hatl. 1,032,604,000
953,042,000
State
1,985,646,000

Hatl.
State

1,526,846,000
1,255,783,000
2,782,629,000

Hatl.
State

15,100,000
7,100,000
22,200,000

Ho • 5*
St. -Louis#

Hatl.
State

262,703,000
295,811,000
558,514,000

ITatl. 1,010,438,000
State
848,657,000
1,859,195,000

iat1.
.
-tate

1,413,615,000
1,205,621,000
2,619,236,000

Hatl.
State

15,762,000
9,437,000
25,199,000

Ho 6.
Chicago•

Hatl.
State

245,000,Or0
248,733,000
493,733,000

ITatl* 1,425,041,000
State 1,496,703,000
2,921,744,000

Hatl.
State

1767,809,000
1773,809,000
3541,618,000

ITatl.
State

14,700,000
7,450,000
22,150,000

Hatl.
State

125,239,000
89,964,000
215,203,000

573,405,000
673,960,000
1,247,365,000

Hatl.
State

788,510,000
843,686,000
1,632,196,000

Hatl.
State

7,510,000
2,700,000
10,210,000

Ho. 2.
Hew York

Ho. 7
Kiddle West
and Rockies.
Ho. 8.
Ban irancisco#
’




Natl.
State

!

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Ho. 1.
Boston*

DSPOSK

W.

W . H O X C O N , M anager,

R ESO U R C ES.

BANKS.

A m erican T r r s t C om pany....................................
Boat(?-en’s B an k .........................................................
C en tra l N a tio n a l B an k ......................—.............
Com m onw eaich T ru st C om pany........................
F ra n k lin B an k ...........................................................
G erm an-A m erlc a n B an k ......................................
G erm an S a v iig s In s titu tio n ...............................
S t. Louis U nion T ru st C o m p a n y ...................
In te rn a tio n a l P a n k ..................................................
M erchants-L acled e N a tic n a l B a n k ..............
M ercantile N a tio n a l B an k .................................
M ercan tile T r u s t C o m p a n y ................................
M ississippi V aliev T ru s t C om pany.................
N a tio n a l B an k of C om m erce...............................
So u th Side B an k ......................................................
S ta te N atio n al B a n k ...............................................
T h ird N ational B an k .............................................
M echanics-A m erican N atio n al B an k
•
B rem en B a n k ...........................................................
B roadw ay Savings T ru st C o m p a n y ..............
C ass A venue ..................................................................
C hippew a B an k .........................................................
F a rm e rs ’ an d M erchant s ’ T r u s t C om pany.
G rand A venue B a n k ............ •.................................
•Jefferson B an k ......................................................
J e ffe rso i and G ravois T r u st C o m p a n y ....
L a fa y e tte B an k .........................................................
L ow ell B a n k ..................................................................
M anciiesrer K ank .................................................... .
N o rth w e stern B an k ..................................................
S av in g s T ru si C o m p a n y ..........• ...........................
Scru«gs-Y arn.l€r\oort-B ariiev B an k ............
S outh C om m ercial S avings B a n k ......................
U nion S ta tio n B an k ...............................................
V andevencer T ru st C o m p a n y .............................
"West St. 1-ouis Trur-'t C om pany ...................
B roadw ay B a n k ..........................................................
B ad en B an k .............. .. • •_ • • • • • ............ • • • • •
•
N o rth St. L ouis S avings T r u s t C o m p a n y ...
C ity T ru st Com pany ...............................................
C houteau T tv s t . o . '' p a n y ....................................
JC aston-Taylor T ru st C om pany .......................
Tow ei G rove B au k ..................................................
M oramec T ru st i. om pany ....................................
T o tals .........................................................................
C om parison A u g u st 9, 1 9 1 8 .................................
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3,297,247 01
2,014,900 00
4,185,502 44
1,891.445 20
4,270,765 03
2,242,550 00
9,396,057 06
6,239,724 96
24,325,775 52
171,522 24
3,633,831 06
2,101,524 34
11.1U3.827 64
2,688,611 85
5,400,701 22
8,252,062 72
2i ,404,194 88
8,035,190 04
11,828,362 30
33,881,621 78 10,654,803 24
1,072,140 00
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1,672*012 00
8,3*»,274 92
20,530,147 82
1,463,208 03
21,697.464 29
1,113,78!! 10
2,251,284 08
8!),463 90
742,735! 06
65,657 50
1,273,192 72
48,950 00
1,178,385 22
60,000 00
898,712 50
01,000 00
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45,632 00
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1,211.658 93
1.8«7 66
494,107 77*
117,534 28
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1,641,841 29
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317.138 78
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3,093,448
80,614 43
6,319.553
833,420
225,1321 34,
7,256,504
996,041
60.000 0 1
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7,215,036
979,453
73,382 91
13.415.275
1,757,710
18.95S 03
40,223,328
9,141,239
516,588 27'
4,670,641
845,288
20,540.909
6, M’9,977
10,876,215
2,777,902
4.471.948
35,258,195
4,809,780
24,291,120
67.325.275
39,475,431
6,410,720
772,727
4,6TC,778
14,536,098
38,750,129
13,960,891
15,577,834
38.954,613
4,018,418
614,711
176,564
1,012,560
305,816
1,640,567
245.275
1,479,611
11€,304
1,118,463
321,913
1,481,841
280,952
2,102,380
154,377
869,570
1,228.071
6,103,408
00,555
729,045
193,203
1,984,350
448,173
5,200,292
87,387
594,076
180,867
604,850
123,945
2,082,715
217,0(11
1,112,421
43,024
373,138
83.938
. 002,729
67,001
807,354
U S,457
581,611
100,920
972.026
60. IOC
353,226
48.759
434.776
61,168
329.402
178.316
959, S91
21,920
171,051
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54,481 9 1
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2,032,803 41
2,775,GS>9 97
648.150 91
72,467 40
98.634 611
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211,431 39
60,760 56
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26,736 61|..
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14,568,636 55
8.330,JilO 74
4,231,409 14
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5,552,697 64
10,715.579 88
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1,039,002 42 .
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83.383,113 82
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m e
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CONDmSED STATEMENT OF ST. LOUIS CLEARING HOUSE BANKS
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ON OCTOBER 2L 1&&, A « D COMPARISON WITti a UGUST 9, 1913.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

O F F IC E R S

CHAS. PFEIFFER, President,
4234 Arco Ave.
DR, A . W. FLEMING,
1st Vice President
A. JOS. HERZOG, Jr.
2nd Vice President

ST'

L E G IS L A T IV E

€h (Lower (G
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roup Citizens’
tc tto
m n

JN O . E . MOHAN,
JA S . N. McKELVEY
ROBT. MacKENZIE. JNO. B. MUTH
G R A D E C R O S S IN G

GEO. P. ZELLER, Chairman,
4524 Chouteau Ave.

F R E E B R ID G E '

CH ARLES GRIMM,
WM. AMBRUSTER,

TH O M AS GODFREY,
Sa rgeant-at-Arms

LOUIS EVERDING
WM. SCH A EFER

M E M B E R S H IP C O M M ITTE E

A. JOS. H ERZOG, Jr., Chairman,
FRANK HASSEM ER,

THO S. GODFREY

M ILLIO N P O P U L A T IO N

Wmmttber 12, 130fi

C LU B

President CHAS. PFEIFFER, Chairman
WM. F. SCHROEDER,
LOUIS SCHLUER
GEORGE P. ZELLER
P U B L IC IM P R O V E M E N T C O M M ITTE E

A S S O C IA T IO N M EETS SE
A T S P . M. A T R


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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

*

Dr. A. W. FLEMING, Chairman,
922* S. Vandeventer

GEORGE P. ZELLER
Treasurer

TH E

HERMAN W. FAY , Chairman,
3904 Hartford St.

Dr. G. H. GOEHRING,
TH O S. LA W LESS
G EO. W. HOLLOCHER, JNO. MURPHY „

LOUIS SCHLUER
Financial Secretary

WM. F. SCHROED
Recording Secretary,
4190 Manchester Avenue

11N G COM M ITTEES

EDW. WRISBERG, Chairman,
W ALTER E . KOCH,
!WM. KEIL,

FRANK EICKMEYER
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S T A N D I N G COMM ITTE ES

O F F IC E R S

L E G IS L A T IV E

CHAS. PFEIFFER, President,
4234 Arco Ave.
DR, A . W. FLEMING,
1st Vice President

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Association

A. JOS. H ERZOG, Jr.
2nd Vice President

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.N W. FAY, Chairman,
3904 Hartford St.

JN O . E . M OHAN,
JA S . N. McKELVEY
ROBT. MacKENZIE, JNO. B. MUTH
G R A D E C R O S S IN G

GEO. P. ZELLER, Chairman,
4524 Chouteau Ave.
D r. G. H. GOEHRING,
TH O S. LA W LESS
G EO. W. HOLLOCHER, JNO. MURPHY

LOUIS SCHLUER
Financial Secretary

F R E E B R ID G E '

Dr. A. W . FLEMING, Chairman,
922* S. Vandeventer

GEORGE P. ZELLER
Treasurer

CH ARLES GRIMM,
WM. AMBRUSTER,

LOUIS EVERDINQ,
WM. SC H A EFER

M E M B E R S H IP C O M M ITTE E

TH O M AS GODFREY,
Sargeant-at-Arms

A. JOS. HERZOG, Jr., Chairman,
FRANK HASSEM ER,

WM. F. SCHROEDER,
Recording Secretary,
4190 Manchester Avenue

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P O P U L A T IO N

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S T A N D I N G COMM ITTE ES

C l IAS. PFEIFFER, President,
4234 Arco Ave.
DR, A . W. FLEMING,
1st Vice President

L E G IS L A T IV E

She (Lower drmie Citizens'
Association

A. JOS. HERZOG, Jr.
2nd Vice President

HERMAN W. FAY, Chairman,
3904 Hartford St.
JNO. E. MOHAN,
JAS. N. McKELVEY
ROBT. MacKENZIE. JNO. B. MUTH
G R A D E C R O S S IN G

GEO. P. ZELLER, Chairman,
4524 Chouteau Ave.
Dr. G. H. GOEHRING,
TH O S. LAW LESS
GEO. W. HOLLOCHER, JN O . MURPHY

LOUIS SCHLUER
Financial Secretary

F R E E B R ID G E ’

Dr. A. W. FLEMING, Chairman,
922- S. Vandeventer

GEORGE P. ZELLER
Treasurer

CH ARLES GRIMM,
WM. AMBRUSTER,

TH O M AS GODFREY,
Sargeant-at-Arms

LOUIS EVERD INQ
WM. SC H A EFER

M E M B E R S H IP C O M M ITTE E

A. JOS. HERZOG, Jr., Chairman,
FRANK HASSEMER,

WM. F. SCHROEDER,
Recording Secretary,
4190 Manchester Avenue

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P O P U L A T IO N

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LOUIS SCHLUER
GEORGE P. ZELLER
P U B L IC IM P R O V E M E N T C O M M ITTE E

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S T A N D IN G CO M M ITTEES

OFFICERS

L E G IS L A T IV E

C H A S . P FE IFFER , President,

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4234 Arco Ave.
DR, A . W . F L E M IN G ,
1st Vice President

H E R M A N W . F A Y , Chairman,
3904 Hartford St.
JNO. E. MOHAN,
JAS. N. McKELVEY
ROBT. MacKENZIE, JNO. B. MUTH
G R A D E C R O S S IN S

G E O . P. Z E L L E R , Chairman,
4524 Chouteau Ave.

A. JOS. H E R ZO G , Jr.
2nd Vice President

Dr. G. H. GOEHRING,
THOS. LAW LESS
GEO. W. HOLLOCHER, JNO. MURPHY

L O U IS S C H L U E R

FR E E B R ID G E

Financial Secretary

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Dr. A . W . F L E M IN G , Chairman,
922-S. Vandeventer

G E O R G E P. Z E L L E R
Treasurer

CHARLES GRIMM,
WM. AMBRUSTER,

LOUIS EVERDING
WM. SCHAEFER

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M E M B E R S H IP C O M M ITTE E

Sargeant-at-Arms

A . JOS. H E R Z O G , Jr., Chairman,
FRANK HASSEMER,

W M . F. SCH RO EDER,

THOS. GODFREY

M ILLIO N P O P U L A T IO N

Recording Secretary,

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4190 Manchester Avenue

CLUB

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WM. F. SCHROEDER,
LOUIS SCHLUER
GEORGE P. ZELLER
P U B L IC IM P R O V E M E N T C O M M ITTE E

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SECRETARY t o p r e s i d e n t ,
C a r l e t o n -f e r g u s o n

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J . T. H E N D R I C K S ,
G . T . M . , M I S S O U R I P A C I F I C R. R.
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LO U I S

Jan. 13, 1914.

A s s ’ T M g r ., n a t i o n a l L e a d C o .

C a r p e t Co.

Bros.

A. J. D U T C H E R ,
G en l A g e n t , U n io n

P a c i f i c R. R , C o .

T . E. G O O D ,
T . M ., S W I F T a C o .
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J. ELM ER FOX,
C O N T ' G F r t . A G T . , C . M. a S T . P. R Y

At a meeting of The Traffic Glut) of St. Louis held this
day the following was unanimously adopted
WHEREAS, the Gity of St. Louis has the largest banking
capacity of any city in the South, Southeast or Southwest, and
WHEREAS, The Banks of St. Louis now transact the bulk
of the banking business of this territory, be it
RESOLVED, That the Traffic Club of St. Louis hereby
recommends to the Organization Committee, under the new banking
and currancy act, the establishment of a Central Reserve Regional
Bank in St. Louis, as one of the four reserve banks to be estab lished under the new law, and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Secretary be and he is hereby direct­
ed to forward a copy of these resolutions to the Organization Com­
mittee of the Federal Reserve Board, and
RESOLVED, That Messrs* R.K. Pretty, Richard Mpehlburg,
J.L* McHichol, O.H. Greene and Edward Devoy be and are hereby ap­
pointed a committee to present these resolutions to the Organiza­
tion Committee when it meets in St. Louis, Wednesday and Thursday,
January 21 and 22.




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OFFICERS

BOARD
OF DIRECTORS

S. R O SEN FE LD , P resid e n t
D olph B uilding
M ain 5385
C en tra l 6712

C. R . L U P T O N

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W . A . H A LLER

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D . D . H O LM ES

( in c o r p o r a t e d )

C. C. R EA D ER

A R T H U R K LU G , T r e a s u re r

J . P . M EH A N

W A L T E R EH R LIC H , S erg .-at-A rm s

M E E T S S E C O N D W E D N E S D A Y O F E A C H MONTH

T . D. C A N N O N

O D EO N , R E C IT A L H A L L
S T A N D IN G COMMITTEES
MEMBERSHIP
C . P . S T R O T H E R , C h airm a n
W . A . BRA N D O N
O. L . B O ER N ER
F . W . H A R R IS
O . J . B RA N C O N IER

IMPROVEMENT
C. P . S T R O T H E R , C h airm an
W . A . H A LL ER
J . H O LSCH EN
F . J . PR EN D E V ILL E
D R . N EL SO N A . O W EN S
ENTERTAINMENT
W . A . H A LL ER , C h airm a n
C . W . G O D EFR O Y
A . G. C LA RK
N . PA U LD IN G H EIN Z
M ISS C LA R E F . S A N G U IN E T
I
ISLATIVE
.- J B E R T W . H A LL , C h airm a n
T . D . C A NN O N
P . LO IRE
W . A . H A LL ER
v COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES
EPH R A IM C A PLA N , C h airm an
C . E . R EA D ER
C. C. M E E K
D R . ED W A R D F . BRADY
LEO SW EH L A
* FENDER AND GRADE CROSSING
D . D. H O LM ES, C h airm a n
R . LE E O R C U T T
C H AS. R EB M A N
J. E. DAM E
SA M G O LDM AN
PRESS AND PUBLICITY
W . A . GU EN ZBU RG ER, C h airm a n
F . A . K ILBER
H . F . M A RD O RF
D R . A . C. W H IT L E Y
SUPPLIES
J . P . M E H A N , C h a irm a n
F . N . HARM S
T O M F IN A N
AUDITING
J . P . M E H A N , C h airm a n
C . R . LU PTO N
W . S. C LA RID G E
D R . CH AS. EL LIS
A . E. SPA ETE
BY-LAWS
J . E . T U R N E R , C h airm a n
W M . E . BAIRD
DA N W . O V IA T T
H . R . H EN D ER SO N
rTZO. GRASSM U CK
L. LEO N A R D
S *»iT A R Y
D R . B. W . CL,
D R . R . S. BRY.
D R . W M . C. B $ £ A N
D R . C . H . S H U lu "
D R . E . R . MENG*
D R . A . C . H EN SK E
NATIONAL GUARD
T . L. JO H N SO N , C h airm a n
R . I. M EH A N
W . T . H A LLER
E . C A PLA N
S . J . GAVIN
MUSIC
D R . J . R . M UN C H O W , C h airm a n
D R . E . S. C H ISH O LM
A F M EN G EL
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W . A . G U ENZBURGER
J . E . TU R N E R

W . A . GU EN ZBU RG ER, S e c re ta ry
4815 C o ttag e A v en u e
M o n ro e 158
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G R A N D A N D FINNEY A V E S .

FINANCE
W . L. N ICH O LS, C h airm a n
G EO . P . D O U G H E R TY
H . W . K R O EG ER
A . F . LA U M A N
C H A S. W . O W EN S
F . D ESLOGE
F . A LE X A N D E R
MANUFACTURERS
B EN E . W . R U LER , C h airm an
B. A . TH O M PSO N
H ER M A N H EID LA N D
JO H N F R A N K E
C. F . B O OK M A N

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Jan* 16# 1914.

Organisation Committee,
Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, S. C.
Gentlemen;
The West End Business Han*s Association
desires very briefly to present tlie merits of st« Louis
as a location foj
the chief reserve
banks *
Jhe
^record, the existing banks,
the establi
for conservativeness of the
banks of St/ Louiaf'are
portance. She extent of
of its bank connections
its present bankiwg bus
radiating
from st. Louis and con­
Gentrated lin St.
front a large tributary territory
would maki its selec on wlfolely acceptable to all
concerned1 and would end Jo leave undisturbed business relations
y y/ars* growth.
The centyptl situation of St. Louis is too
well e stab 1 i'^ke.d t o,jp€ <j,uire comment. Its river and
rail facilities jfor the tranaction of banking business
is such as to require attention. For many years St*
Louis has been regarded as the capital of the commercial
empire of central United States. Its friends in this
fegion match the number of business houses shown by
the national census* The progress, fortune and ambition
of thei business houses and banks of every description
region are united with those of St. Louis.

\
fhe State of Missouri, through its repre**
se#^ativ$£ in Congress, has taken its full share of re­
sponsibility in creating new currency act, and its
people ar§ entitled to an important part in establishing
e ^acrcSas of the plan*
or

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BOARD
OF DIRECTORS

O FFIC ERS
S. R O SEN FE LD , P resid e n t
D olph B uilding
M ain 5385
C e n tra l 6712

C. R . LU PTO N
W . A . H A LLER
C. P . S T R O T H E R

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D. D . H O LM ES

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( in c o r p o r a t e d )

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A R T H U R K LU G , T r e a s u re r

J. P . M EH A N

W A L T E R EH R L IC H , S erg .-at-A rm s

M E E T S S E C O N D W E D N E S D A Y O F E A C H MONTH

O D EO N , R E C IT A L H A L L
G R A N D A N D FINNEY A V E S .

S T A N D IN G COMMITTEES

T . D. C A NN O N
F . L. K IL B E R
J. E . T U R N E R

MEMBERSHIP
C . P . ST R O T H E R , C h airm a n
W . A . BRANDON
O . L . B O ER N ER
F . W . H A R R IS
O . J . B RA N C O N IER
FINANCE
W . L. N IC H O LS, C h airm a n
G EO. P . D O U G H ER TY
H . W . K R O EG ER
A . F . LA U M A N
CH AS. W . O W EN S
F . DESLO G E
F . ALEXANDER

W . A . GU EN ZBU RG ER, S e c re ta ry
4815 C o tta g e A v en u e
M onroe 158
D elm ar 583-L

ST. LOUIS, MO.

Org. com.

MANUFACTURERS
B EN E . W . R U LER , C h airm an
B. A . TH O M PSO N
H ER M A N H EID LA N D
JO H N F R A N K E
C . F . BO OK M A N
IMPROVEMENT
C. P . S T R O T H E R , C h airm an
W . A . H A LL ER
J . H O LSCH EN
F . J . PR EN D E V ILL E
D R . N EL SO N A . O W EN S
ENTERTAINMENT
W . A . H A LL ER , C h airm a n
C. W . G O D EFR O Y
A . G . CLA RK
N . PA U LD IN G H EIN Z
M ISS C LA R E F . SANGUIlNfET
ISLATIVE
..J B E R T W . H A LL , C h airm a n
T . D . CANN O N
P . LO IRE
W . A . H A LL ER
COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES
EPH R A IM C A PLA N , C h airm an
C. E . R EA D ER
C. C. M EEK
DR. ED W A R D F . BRADY
LEO SW EH L A
7

FENDER AND GRADE CROSSING
D . D. H O LM ES, C h airm an
* R. LEE ORCUTT
CH A S. R EB M A N
J. E. DAME
SA M GOLDM AN
PRESS AND PUBLICITY
W . A . GUENZBU RG ER, C h airm a n
F . A . K ILBER
H. F . MARDORF
D R . A . C. W H IT L E Y
SUPPLIES
J. P . M EH A N , C h a irm a n
F . N . H A RM S
T O M F IN A N
AUDITING
J . P . M E H A N , C h airm a n
C. R . L U PTO N
W . S. C LA RID G E
D R . CH AS. ELLIS
A . E. SPA ETE
BY-LAWS
J . E . T U R N E R , C h airm a n
W M . E . BAIRD
DAN W . O V IA T T
H . R . H EN D ER SO N
r E 0 . G RASSM U CK
L. LE O N A R D
Sia.<iTARY
D R . B . W . C LA R K , C h airm a n
D R . R . S. BRYAN
D R . W M . C. BRYAN
DR. C. H. SH U T T
D R . E . R . M EN G
D R . A . C. H E N SK E
NATIONAL GUARD
T . L. JO H N SO N , C h airm a n
R . I. M EH A N
W . T . H A LL ER
E . C A PLA N
S . J . GAV IN
MUSIC
D R . J . R . M U N C H O W , C h airm an
D R . E . S. CH ISH O LM
A . F . M EN G EL




We appreciate your responsibility
and your duty in the matter.
Your selection
of St. Louis will meet with universal approval.

*

W . A . G U EN ZBURGER

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WEST

TOWER GB0V3

IMPBOYEMSIT ASSOCIATION

of St. Louis, Mo.
January 19, 1914
So the Son. Organization Committee of federal He serve Board,
Washington, D.G.
Gentlemen: —
We are informed that your Committee will meet in
this City on the 21st and 22nd inst. for the purpose of holding
public hearing with a view of determining locations for the four
great regional "banks or central

reserve regional banks.

Shis is to inform youriHonorable Committee

that

the following resolution was adopted by the Executive Board

of

the West Tower Grove Improvement Association January 17, 1914.
He solved: That it is of extreme importance to the
great City of St. Louis and its business men that one of the four
great regional banks shoiild be located in our midst, inasmuch as
St. Louis has the largest banking capacity south of Illinois and
west of the Mississippi Hiver and is the natural gateway to the
South and West, we being more centrally located than any other
large

city in the United States.
Therefore, be it resolved, your Committee recommend

that one of the

regional banks

be located in St. Louis, and every

effort be made to assure the establishment of an institution
commensurate with the requirements of the South and West, as to
ignore this City would be an irreparable loss




and a business

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set-back not only to St. Louis and the great

State of Missouri,

but also to the South and West, and in time would be a detriment to
the business interests of all concerned.




Respectfully,
West Tower Grove Improvement Assn.

President

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W H O L ES A

G RO C E RS

A N D

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Phone, O live 3515

Ea J H A N G E

705 N e w Bank of Commerce Building

Ja j uary 12 th,1914.
ii
The Organi za1?ion Comml'ti e e
r'
the
Federal Reserve Board.
Washington, D.C.
Gentlemen:
We the undersigned Wholsale Grocers of St.Louis, Mo.
appreciating the importance) of this city as a Commercial as well as
Geographical Center, earnestly request that one of the GREAT REGIONA3
BANKS T e established in ST.LOUIS.
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SAT/FI.yT ( '< >M M K I U T A I . C l A T i

.lt.January
Jfo,

13,____1 1 e
99

TO TuE ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
OF IHE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD,
Washington, D. C.
GENTLEMEN:
We enclose you copy of the resolutions adopted
t y the SALEM COMMERCIAL CLUB, asking for the establish­
o
ing of one of the great regional banks in St. Louis•




PRESIDENT SALEM COMMERCIAL CLUB.

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we heartily indorse the proposition of establishing one
of tne great regional banks in St. Louis.

We believe

that the favorable location of S t . Louis in the great
Mississippi Valley entitles the great farming and busi­
ness interests in this section of the country to one of
these great banks, and we therefore request the Organisa­
tion Cown!ttee of the Federal Reserve Board to establish
one of these banks in the City of S t . Louis.

A true copy of resolution.




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Sedalia is the Agricultural and Live Stock Center of Missouri and the Commercial Axis of a Circle of 75 Miles Radius; Population
21,000; Over 40 Miles of Paved Streets; 18 Rock Roads Radiate from City; Electric Street Railway; Gas and Electric Lights; T w o
Trunk Lines and Three Branch Railroads and the Immense Car Shops of the Katy and Pacific Lines.
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L. P . A n d rew s, W . W . B a r re tt,
J . S. B re n n e m a n , O. H . B othw ell,
E . G. C assid y , W . H . C loney, G.
W . F lo w e r, H . W H a rris , R . F.
H a rris , W . M. J o h n s , S y lv a n
K a h n , 0 . O. K elly, W . J . L e tts,
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e ry , W . T . M o rris, W . H . Pow ell,
O. W . R o b b in s, W . P . S ta n le y an d
S. U rb a n .

The Sedalia Boosters’ Club
SEDALIA IS THE PERM ANENT HOME OF THE MISSOURI STATE
FAIR - EQUIPMENT WORTH $1,000,000 - A N D OF THE PETTIS
COUNTY BUREAU OF AGRICULTURE, THE FIRST SUCH BUREAU
ESTABLISHED IN AMERICA

A u d itin g —R . F. H a r r is
Civic—J a s . T . M ontgom ery
Co n v e n tio n s —S. U rban
Cro p Im p ro v e m e n t-H . W . H a r r is
E n te rta in m e n t—C. W . R o b b in s
F a c to ry —W . H . P ow ell
Me m b e rsh ip —W . T. M o r r is
P u b lic ity —M. V . Ca rr o ll
T ra d e E x te n s io n —0 . W . F l o w er
T ra n s p o rta tio n —L. P . A n d r ew s
Sto c k S a le s—W . M. J o h n s

Sedalia, Mo*, Jan. 10 , 1914

Mr.

.Saunders, Secy.,
Business Men * 8 League,
510 Locust St,, St. Louie, Mo.

Dear Sir:
Replying to your letter of 8 th in which you
request the adoption " y our Executive Committee of res­
b
olution urging the establ ishment of a "regional hank**
in St. Louis under the provisions of the recently enacted
Federal currency law, beg to say that after consulta- '
tion with prominent members of same 1 find that the consen­
sus of opinion is that the action of our Sedalia Clearing
House would more nearly index the sentiment of our business
men than any action by a committee of this C3ub.
I understand that the officers and members of
said Sedalia Clearing House favorably regard St. Louis as
a desirable location for one of the "regional banks" and,
as its next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, your
letter and a copy of this reply will be referred to them
with request that action be t^.ken thereon and same be reported
as per your direction.
Very truly,

IT/C

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S i a i A M A

January 14th, 1914

National Bank of Commerce,
St.Louis, Mo.
Gentlemen:We have a circular letter from your
Clearing House in regard to your efforts in
securing a Regional Bank to be located in St.
Louis.
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wish to Jpe included in your dis­
trict as f u T l 0 ^ ^ n j Q u r t v *
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you city. You are at liberty and we
request "xHaT^you include us in your district.

Yours very truly,

Prest.

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Senath, Mo* Jan. 20, 1914*

Mr* J* A. Lewis, Cashier,
Rational Bazik of Commerce,
St. Louis, Mo*

Dear Sirs

In reference to circular letter
of the St* Louis Clearing House, this is to say that
we especially request that you inform the Goramittee
that it is the desire of this Bank and community
^hat St*
one of the cities
for a reginal hank, and trust that t ^ tToMittee
will so rule*




Yours truly,

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ESTABLISHED

1887

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B A N K OF S E N E C A
PA PITAL 4 65,000.00

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MISSOURI,

Janurary 19th 191H-.

Hon. Festus J. Wade*
$ Mercantile Trust Co.,
St. Louis, M O .
Dear Mr. Wade:
I acknowledge receipt of telegram inviting me
to be present at the hearing before the Federal
Reserve Banking Committee:). I have wired M r .f l t fmm
my acceptance and will certainly be very glad to
be with you. Of course It goes with out saying that
St. Louis will be the location of one of the Regional
BanJcs but I am very anxious that Its territory be
the largestposslble and will do everything I can to
that end even though my efforts may be very insig­
nificant .
With Kindest regards, I am,

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Jan. 16, 1914.
National Bank of Commerce,
St. Louis, Missouri.
Gentlemen:certainly hope that St. Louis will he selected
as the location of a Federal Reserve Bank.
greatest
Inakes 11 of. the,
greatest importance t^ lffi^wHoTe scfieme
Dei,"iiT @a§6 •
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Yours truly,




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Capital Stock $20,000
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W.N.HARLAN,

President.

F. W . H A R B A U M , V i c e P r e s i d e n t .
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January 19th. 1914#
Geo. E. Hoffman9 Esq., Cashier,
Merchants-Laclede National Bank,
Saint Louis, Missouri,
My clear Mr. Hoffman:We are anxious that
Saint Louis shall be selected by the Organization
Committee as the seat of one of the large Regional
Banks, provided for under the late Currency Act and
want to he enrolled as desiring to he in the Saint
Louis district when formed and you are at liberty to
conmnnd us in any way calculated to help in bringing
about the desired result.
With Kindest regards, I am,
Very truly yours,
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Mechanics-American National Bank,
St. Louis, Missouri.
Gentlemen:--

why we think St.
Louis entitled to one of said hanks,
1st. Because of its being the largest and most impor­
tant city in many ways West of the Mississippi river and further
because of its central location in this great and important coun­
try of ©urs.
2nd. Because it is the commercial heart for a vast
territory and a clearing house for the country, for many miles arourtfl
3rd. The proven stability of the St. Louis banks.
4th. Because it has hanking resources sufficient to
easily absorb such a demand for credit, as frequently comes from
sections of our country having overbalancing seasonal demands for
credit which invariably occurs in the South and Siuthwest during
the crop moving seasons and which territory is tributary to St.
Louis in the natural course of business and the flow of exchanges.
5th. For more than half a century St. Louis has been
the reserve center for much of the country to the South and SouthWest of it, as well as of a considerable territory to the last and
South East of it. Also a large section of country on the West of it
and through St. Louis the commerce and exchanges of this splendid

district have passed, and believing the intent of this new law is


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M. -A.IT* B.#2.
not to disturb or hamper, "but to add a new and effective aid to
the natural flow of business, we therefore confidently believe^
that such natural courses will go undisturbed and that St, Louis
will be given one of the new banks with such territory as naturally
belongs to her.
Very respectfully yours,
The Maries County Bank.




President•

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E. G. B u s c h ,

J . H. D i c k b r a d e r ,

p r es id e n t

AUDITIN G & FINANCE
Louis G . K r u e l
E d w a r d A. z o f f
ENTERTAINM ENT & PUBLICITY
G . H e n r y O tto

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p r e s id e n t

The Commercial Club
of Washington

J . H . D ic k b r a d e r

FACTORY & MANUFACTURING
0 . W. A r c u l a r iu s
J ohn

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MUNICIPAL LEGISLATION AND
FRANCHISE
G. F. K a h m a n n
A. A. T i b b e

J o h n B. B u s c h
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W a s h i n g t o n , M©.,
ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE OF

T E FEDEBAL
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treasurer

TRANSPORTATION

H erbert A. K r o g , S ecretary

. Ernst

. Stu m p e ,

MEMBERSHIP 1 TRADE EXTENSION
E. H. O t t o
F. H. S t u m p e

. G. B u s c h

Jan. 20th., '14.

BESEEVE BO-ARD;

Washington D. C.Q
Iheren&Cengresa has provided for a new banking system, which
will require four central reserve regional banks, and whereas, St
Louis and Chicago are the leading financial and mercantile centers
•v' w ^ 3

west of the Atlantic seaboard, therefore;-

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BE IT BE SOLVED BX THE COMUBBCXAL CLUB OF WASHINGTON, MISSOURI

That it respectfully petitions the Organisation Committee
of the Federal Be serve Board to locate one of said central reserve
banks at St* Louis, Missouri.
That it believes such action of said committee will greatly
develope commerce and agriculture in the Middle West,
That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes
of the Club, and that a copy be sent to the Organization Committee of
the Federal Reserve Board, and that also a copy be presented to the
board of directors of the Business Mens League of St Louis.

____
Attest

H. A. ICrog,
Secretary.




Edw. G. Busch.
-~-iP£3|2Jent of Commercial Club

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JAN 24A9AA

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A .K a h MAN N, P r e s id e n t .

G .R K A H M A N N, C a s h i e r

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W . H . K a h m a n n , A s s t C ashi er.

E .H . O t t o , V ic e P r e s i d e n t

TRADE MARK.

Jan 19th,1^14.
Mr. F. 0. 1?atts, President,
3rd National Bank,
St. Louis, Mo.
Dear Sir:—
Relative to the establishment of a regional
Reserve Bank for this district, will say

that we sincerely

hope that St. Louis, will be selected by the Federal Reserve
Organization Committee, and that we will be included in the
St. Louis district.
St. Louis being the financial centre to which
a very large and important territory looks for its banking
accommodations, we trust tlmt the Committee will readily
recognize the commercial importance of St. Louis, as a banking
centre, and decide to locate a regional Reserve Bank in your
city.




Yours respectfully
^ / / r r r « ** *

Cashier.

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A. T. SCHULTZE, president
FRED W. HAWLEY, vice president
L. 6. KRUEL, cashi er

DIRECTORS:
A. T. SCHULTZE
F r e d W. H a w l e y

FRANKLIN COUNTY BANK

H. W. D o r n a n

C. M. E l l i s
M a x L in d a u e r
J o s e p h Ra a f
L. G . K r u e l

Ca p ita l

$ 3 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0 .

W. B. B a g b y
J . H. S c h a p e r

Washington, Mo .,

Jan-19-14.

National Sana. of Commerce,
St. , ouis, t£o«
A
^entleiien: Replying Jrour £oint circular froa* the various ban&4 we wish to state
that we are very much in favor that a federal {reserve Bank be. located in St. Aouis,
and that we be included in this territoryto same and trust that you use yonrinfluence to that extent on our behalf,! retrain,