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M . H . M A L O T T . P R E S ID E N T
A . W . R IC E , V IC E -P R E S ID E N T
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A b ilm , ICattsaa.

J O H N T Z . C a s h ie r

1913.

H . W , R O H R E R . A S S 'T C A S H IER

Hon. s e c r e t a r y o f the T rea su ry ,
W ashington, D. C.
Dear

ri

r :In s e l e c t i n g the l o c a t i o n o f the r e g i o n a l "banks

under the New Currency Measure p a s s e d b y c o n g r e s s y e s t e r d a y ,
I d e s i r e t o urge upon you the im portance o f d e s ig n a t i n g Kansas
C ity

as

one o f the p o i n t s .

Kansas c i t y , as you know, i s the

r e s e r v e c i t y f o r a l a r g e a g r i c u l t u r a l s e c t i o n , and ranks s i x t h
in th e c l e a r i n g s o f t h e N a tio n .

I know o f no l o c a t i o n where

a r e g io n a l hank would ex ten d w id e r s e r v i c e

o r be o f more

b e n e fit.
'T ru stin g you w i l l g i v e t h i s the c o n s i d e r a t i o n th a t
i t m e rits,




I beg t o remain

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R. M.

F. A . W IL C O X , V i c e - P r e s i d e n t

W H IT ’ ’ p r e s i d e n t

l. B. M

'IN , C a s h i e r

^farmers Rational ^anfe of JMrilme
inttsscs

D e e .2 4 , 1913.

S e c r e t a r y o f the T re a su ry ,
W ashington , D. C.
Dear s i r : -

/

We b e l i e v e t h a t 1t h i s s e e t i o n o f the c o u n tr y w i l l b e mu©!
b e n e f i t t e d b y the l o c a t i o n o f one o f the R e g io n a l Banks at Kan&ajb
C i t y and w r it e to ask f o r s u ch l o e a t i o n i f you can f i n d i t eonveniemt to do so*

I w i l l n ot presume to t e l l you o f Kansas C i t y t s
/
q u a l i f i c a t i o n s , b u t sim ply t o ask c o n s i d e r a t i o n f o r h e r.




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’S'-

A N D R E W
DVATT, P r e s .
X. O. A Y E R S , V ic e P r e s .
E .H . P O W E L L , A s s t . C a s k .

Ai^ivmim,KAJsrs. 'Feb I 0 t h , I 9 I 4 .
R eserve BanK o r g a n i s a t i o n Committee.
W a s h in g to n ,!.)^ .
Dear S i r s :
we r e t u r n the e n c lo s e d c a r d s g i v i n g
e x p r e s s i o n t o our C h o i c e , f o r th e l o c a t i o n s o f tne v a r io u s
C i t i e s f o r R e g io n a l B anlcs,of ccrnrse f o r ou r accommodation
Kansas C ity i s by f a r th e most c o n v e n ie n t p o i n t f o r the
t r a n s a c t i o n o f b u i s n e s s in t h i s l o c a l i t y .

S i n c e r e l y y o u rs

F i r s t N a tio n a l Bank,Almena,Kansas




c x P r-

P re s id e n t.

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A t c h i s o n , Kansas.
December 26 , 1915.

To th e Eon. S e c r e t a r y

o f the T r e a s u r y ,

W ashington, D. C.
Dear S irs
At a m eeting o f th e C l e a r in g House A s s o c i a t i o n
o f th e c i t y

A t e : i s o n , Kansas h e ld t h i s d a y , the

f o l l o w i n g r e s o l u t i o n was unanimously a d o p t e d .
R e s o lv e d : th a t i t

is t h e s e n se o f t h i s A s s o c i a t i o n

t h a t one o f the R e g io n a l R eserve 3 a n > sf to be e s t a b l i s h e d
under the new Currency B i l l ,
C i t y , Mo.

should be l o c a t e

a t Kansas

Kansas C i t y i s s i t u a t e d in th e c e n t e r

o f one o f th e g r e a t e s t a g r i c u l t u r a l and l i v e s t o c k s e c t i o n s
o f the cou n try.




And f o r t h i s , we r e s p e c t f u l l y p e t i t i o n .

P re s id e n t.

S e c r e t a r y . ..

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jg vp u xtm m t
T E L E G R A M

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P aid
lA N S W ^ F K D i
BARHAED KAUS

Deoember 26 1913

S e c r e t a r y o f fr e a s u r y ,
W ashington* D.C.
We u rge th e neoessM ry o f th e e s t a b l i s h i n g one o f the R e g io n a l
Banks a t Kansas C it y M o.# f o r th e g r e a t Southw est




F i r s t E a t * ! Bank
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BARTLESON , C a s h i e r .

J.W .B A R TLE 1 S O N , P r e s i d e n t .

C .P .

C . J . J O H N S O N , V ice P r e s id e n t

J .H .B O C K M A N , A s s t C a s h ie r .

CAPITAL $ 4 5 .0 0 0 ° _ ° SU R P LU S $ 5 5 . 0 0 0 ° ?

* Dec.26♦1913

The S e c y

o f The, T r e a s u r y ,

Washington^C.D.
Dear S i r :
We u n d ersta n d t h u

Kansas C ity i s b e in g

c o n s id e r e d as the l o c a t i o n o f one o f th e r e g i o n a l r e s e r v e
hanks t o he e s t a b l i s h e d under the new c u r r e n c y h i l l , and
w is h t o a s s u r e you o f the support o f the banks o f t h i s
r e g i o n o f such a moiae.
Kansas C i t y i s s i x t h in c l e a r i n g s and has a v e r y la r g e
s e c tio n

o f th e west c o n t r i b u t o r y , t o i t and in o r d e r t o o r o -

p e r l y se r v e t h i s t e r r i t o r y we b e l i e v e th a t i t

is neccessary

th a t one o f the r e g i o n a l banks be l o c a t e d . a t t h i s p o i n t .
T h is i s a v e r y la r g e a g r i c u l t u r a l ,

s t o c k r a i s i n g , and com­

m e r c ia l t e r r i t o r y ana i s v e ry l i t t l e c o n n e c t e d w it h any
other reserve ce n te r.
T ru s tin g th a t you w i l l th ro u g h ly i n v e s t i g a t e tne mer­
its

o f t h i s point, and thank in g you f o r y ou r a t t e n t i o n we

b eg t o rem ain,




R e s p t.,
The

j|3tat e Bank ♦Be 1 oi t , Kan3 ,

C a s h ie r .

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S e c r e t a r y o f th e T r e a s u r y ,
v*ashi n r t o n ; D. 0.
Dear-' S i r ; - _
v* >
?Jie l o c a t i o n o f th e r e g i o n a l banks to be e s t a b l i s h e d
under th e new c u r r e n c y la w i s o f p r e a t im po rta nce t o th e banks
fof th e c o u n t r y and s h o u l d r e c e i v e c a r e f u l c o n s i d e r a t i o n ,
We a r e l o c a t e d i n t h e Kansas O i t y t e r r i t o r y and b e ­
l i e v e Kansas C i t y s h o u l d be h e a d m a l t e r s f o r one o f t h e b a n k s,
Kansas 3 i t y r a n k s s i x t h i n c l e a r i n g s and i s in t h e c e n t e r o f
a g r e a t a g r i c u l t u r a l } . c o u n t r y b e s i d e s i t s commercial and i n d u s ­
tr ia l in terests•
The banks o f t h i s t e r r i t o r y a r e i n c l o s e to u ch w i t h
Kansas C i t y a s a ba &k in g c e n t e r and think: i t a p r o p e r p o i n t
f o r one o f the banks t o be l o c a t e d and a s k t h a t you £rive t h i s
m a t t e r due c o n s i d e r a t i o n .
R e s p e c tfu lly yours.




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J. B. H A M P T O N

IK E W . C R U M L Y

P R E S ID E N T

C ASH IER

BR EW STE R STATE B A N K
BREW STER, K A N SA S

J a n u a r y 1 7 191 l<*

Kansas C ity C l e a r in g House A s s o c i a t i o n
Kansas C ity,M o.
Dear S i r s : We acknow ledge r e c e i p t o f y o u rs o f th e l^ t h i n s t , r e g a r d i n g
the l o c a t i o n o f a F e d e r a l R eserve BanK at Kansas O i t y .
Answering would s a y , t h a t i t c e r t a i n l y would be a c a la m it y
t o us to n ot have one a t Kansas O ity ,D e n v e r would "be v e r y u n s a t i s f a c t o y
as we have no b u s in e s s g o in g that way at a l l e x c e p t i n g dream and
P o u l t r y . Every t h in g moves e a st and sou th .
I dont suppose w it h ou r l i t t l e Ban3c i t would maJce any
d i f f e r e n c e to us where i t was l o c a t e d f as we c o u l d not p a r t c i p a t e in i t
anyway,and would be f r e e t o do b u s in e s s w herever we p l e a s e d ,w h i c h
would o f c o u r s e be Kansas (H ty .




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Resolution.
W h ereas:

Under the Federal Reserve act there shall be

regional banks established for the purpose of best serving the
interests of the territory contiguous thereto.
W h ereas:

And

Kansas City, Missouri is the gatew ay for the

commercial business of the great state of Kansas and the en­
tire southwest, and believing the interest of this entire terri­
tory would and could best be served by establishing one of the
regional banks at Kansas City, Missouri, therefore be it
R e s o lv e d :

T h a t we, the board of directors and officers

of the Pioneer State Bank, of Burlingame, Kansas, in meeting
assembled, do by these resolutions place ourselves on record as
in favor of Kansas City, Missouri as the city in w hich one of
the regional reserve banks should be established.
R e s o lv e d :

Be it further

T h a t a copy of these resolutions be fo rw a rd ­

ed to the Secretary of the T rea su ry and be printed in one or
more papers of this City.




w v 'v r w w ik '

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D A Y LETTER

Form 2589 B

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC E S IN AM ERIC A

C AB LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S a n il D E L I V K R S messages only on conditions limit.inir its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the follow in g D a y L e t t e r transmission or delivery o f I'u repeated D a y Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum e<iual to the amount paid for transmission : nor in any case beyond t he sum o f F if t y
D o lla r s , at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within sixty
days after the m^«saire is filed with the (Vnnpanv for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is delivered ‘
------ - ----------- *
"
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T H E O . N. VA I L ,

IDERE

P R E S ID E N T

BROOKS,

GENERAL M ANAGER

R e c e iv e d a t
28 KS JY 112 BLUE
BURLINGTON KAS
/

X

THE RESERVE BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
CARE SECY OF C

CLUB KAN8AS/C IT Y MO

vN

WHEREAS TESTIMONY IS NOW BEING HEARD RELATIVE TO L O C A T IM OF
FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS BE IT RESOLVES BY THE BANKS
BURLINGTON THE C IT Y OF BURLINGTON BY ITS MAYOR THE BURLINGTON
COMMERCIAL CLUB BY ITS OFFICERS AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
BY ITS SUPERINTENDENT THAT WE HEARTILY ENDORSE THE LOCATION OF
A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK IN KAN8A8CITY DEEMING THAT XNK C IT Y THE
LOGICAL FINANCIAL AGRICULTURAL COMMERCIAL AND RAILROAD CENTER OF THE
GREAT SOUTHWEST THE TERRITORY TRIBUTARY TO KANSASCITY HA8 DEVELOPED
» FASTER AND PROSPECTS FOR FURTHER GROWTH IN FINANCE AGRICULTURE AND
“ OMMCRCE ARE BETTER THAN THAT OF ANY C IT Y WEST OF THE M IS S IS S IP P I
WE HOPE TO DO BUSINESS
OF KANSASCITY



WITH THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
SIGNED COPY MAILED

1009AM

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<J. W .

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PROFITS

$25,000.00

Jan. 8 t h . 1914
O r g a n is a tio n c o s m it t e o f R a tio n a l Banks
Hon s i r s .
jr
we la r n a a t lx /S n t r e a t you to E s t a b lis h One o f tha R e g io n a l
Banks at Kansas C i t y j K
Kansaa C ity i a Tha Gateway t o one o f th© R ich ­
e s t A g r ic u lt u r a l D i s t r i c t s i n tha U n ited S t a t e s . Har commerce i n A g ri­
c u l t u r a l P ro d u cts i s G reat and S t i l l G row ing,
And f o r th e F u rth er Reason th t we B e lie v e Kansas C ity W ill B ast S erve
The G reat S ta te o f Kansa and Other a d jo in in g T e r r i t o r y and
Ib K a s ily A cce s a a b le from a l l D ir e c t io n s .
we T h r e fo r e
E a r n e s tly Im p lo re you t o E s t a b lis h one o f th e R e g io n a l Ban&s i n Kansas
C it y
B e lie v in g i t to ha f o r tha Beat I n t a r e a t s o f th e P e o p le in the
S u rrou n din g C ou n try. Hoping t h i s w i l l he F a v o ra b ly C on sid ered by
Your H on orable Body
We Remain
Yours T r u ly .




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F orm

NIGHT L E T T E R

B

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ERICA

CAB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions lim iting its liability, which ,mve been assented to by the sender o f the follow ing1 N ig h t L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded again§£vpnly by repeating* a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n r m e fe te d N ig h t L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to tuc -vnount paid for transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ift,y D o lla r s , at which, unless gtlvprVise stated below, this ljiessatre has been valued by the sender cheroot. nor in any ease where the claim is not presented in w riting within
sixty days alter the mossasre is flljfd \ itli the Cornjjhnv for transmission.
This is an U m t E P E A T E D l N K M l T * : T £ \ K , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under I la conditions namod above.

BELVIDERE

BROOKS,

GENERAL M ANAGER

1446
CAl'iiiY KANSAS D£C 31

:9 1 3

FEOElsAL BANK ORGANIZATiON COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON DC
>;c MUST HAVE KANSASCITY APPOINTED AS FEDERAL RESERVE BANK STLOUIS
TOO FAR AWAY




CANEY VALLEY NATIONAL BANK
956PM

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F orm 2,r

NIGHT L E T T E R

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TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A
This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S
Errors can be guarded aerainsL o n lf by repeatingtransmission or delivery o f
Nlgr?
F i f t y D o lla r s , at which, unless JS&Mfrise taa
Bixty days after the message is fUtii-Jwlth th<
T h la js an C N K E P E A 'T O W G H T H ”

^es only on conditions limiting- its liability, which have been assented to by the gender o f the follow ing1 N ig h t L e t t e r ,
essag-e back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transm ission; nor In any case beyond the sum o f
this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing- within
.T ansmission.
V delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

THEO.

BELVIDERE

B R O O K S , G EN ER A L M ANAGER

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F E D E R A L *p A N K

KAS

DEC

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1913

C O M M IT TE E
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A V E

KANSASC1TY

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N A T IO N A L

BANK

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RESERVE

BANK

S T L O U IS

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J . I. J O N E S . P R E S I D E N T

V E R N E H O S T U T L E R , CASHIER

H. H. M C G E E . VICE PRESID EN T

Z O L A J O H N S T O N . TELLER

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C E N T E R V IL L E , K S .




1 2 /3 1 /1 3 .

F e d e r a l Bank O r g a n i z a t i o n Committee,
O f f i c e of S e c r e t a r y o f t h e T r e a s u r y ,
W a s h in g to n , D, 0.
Hon,

S irs:
I t r u s t you w i l l ccn e i d e r th e Hint t e r

w e l l b e f o r e p a s s i n g Kansas C i t y ’ s c l a i m s f o r a
F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Bank.

From S t . L o u i s , w e s t ,

Denver would seem from a g e o g r a p h i c a l s t a n d p o i n t ,
to be the l o g i c a l l o c a t i o n f o r a bank b u t t h e
bank c l e a r i n g s show t h a t Kansas C i t y c o u l d s e r v e
marry t i m e s t h e b u s i n e s s i n t e r e s t s

, On t h e o t h e r -

hand t h e r e a r e b u t few banks in Kansas t h a t c o u l d
use S t.

L o u i s to a d v a n t a g e and few now have a c c o u n t s

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WHEREAS% a ll the general busi­
ness and financial interest of the City
of Ohanute, and of the territory adjacent
are allied and lifeked to Kansas Oity as
our financial and trade metropolis,
THEREFORE, 3K IT RS3GLV3D, that
we most earnestly favor the establish­
ment of a Federal Reserve Ba'nk at Kansas
Oity, Ho,

ouch bank in any other city

could not servo* our interests so quickly
or efficiently.

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Olmtntr&ta ©mttmmtal GMj
JOHN ST E W A R T , Secretary
J. E. SMITH, Treasurer

Concordia, Kansas,
J anuary 1 9 , 1914*

Reserve Banlr O r g a n is a tio n Committee,
De ar S i r s : Te r e s p e c t f u l l y / urge th a t you g i v e most
c a r e f u l c o n s i d e r a t i o n t o the m e r it s o f Fansas C ity
as a l o c a t i o n f o r a t e s e r v e ‘Banlr.

Kansas 01 ty i s

the com mercial c e n t e r o f an immense t e r r i t o r y th a t
i s grow ing r a p i d l y in p o p u la t io n end w e a lth .
cu r judgment no o t h e r c i t y can so w e l l s^rve the
h u s in e s s needs o f t h i s r e g i o n .




Yours - t r u ly ,

In

DIRECTORS
F. J. Atwood
F. L. Baker
W . H. L. Pepperell
Harry Barton
Robert Misell
William Lutt
C. E. Curran
J. P. Barrett
John Stewart

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J. W ,

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PRESIDENT

T,

D. T R O U P ,

Secretary

Goncorbia IRetail Merchants association
©fHce of Secretary

512 W A S H I N G T O N ST.,

CONCORDIA, KANSAS

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D U R IN G T H E Y E A R

Jan 22, 1914#

E N D IN G J A N . 1. 1013
T H E S E 12 F IR M S A L O N E

1913 W I L L S H O W A N

S H IP P E D IN A N D O U T

IN C R E A S E O F F U L L Y

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IN O U R T O N N A G E .

T O N S O F F R E IG H T .

IN T E R N A T IO N A L
H ARVESTER CO.

C O N C O R D IA ICE A N D
COLD ST O R A G E CO.

R eserve Bank
O r g a n is a t io n Committee*
G e n tle m e n :We r e s p e c t f u l l y urge th a t you g i v e th e

H O B B S -W A L L A C E
GROCERY CO.

C O N C O R D IA M IL L IN G
COM PANY

most c a r e f u l c o n s i d e r a t i o n t o th e m a tte r o f
Kansas C i t y as a l o c a t i o n o f a R eserve Bank,
Kansas C i t y i s the com m ercial c e n t e r
C H IC A G O L U M B E R

o f an immense t e r r i t o r y t h a t i s grow ing r a p i d l y in

AN D C O A L CO.

p o p u l a t i o n and wealth*

C O N C O R D IA
E L E C T R IC L IG H T C O .

In our ju d g m e n t no

o t h e r c i t y can so w e l l s e r v e the b u s in e s s needs o f
t h i s re g io n *
craig bros.

R e s p e ctfu lly ,

M ERC. CO.

J. D. EM E R Y

CEO/MB

M ETZ P A C K IN G

BOSSEM EYER
OTH ERS.




C O N C O R D IA
CREAM ERY CO.

JO H N S T E W A R T

W E W I L L V E R IF Y T H E A B O V E F I G U R E S F O R A N Y O N E I N T E R E S T E D

CO.

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n 2289 B

MIGHT L E T T E R

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Company TRilti^fSMITS and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting- its liability, which nave been assented to by the sender o f the follow ing’ N ight L etter.
Errors can be guacged \ gain st only J t repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or deliver# o f Gtarepeate# Wlgrht L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, bevond a sum equal to ti.c a Mount paid for transm ission; nor in anv case beyond the sum o f
F ifty D ollars, at which, uWe% ° t l » w g e mated below, this message has been valued by the sender . hereot icr in any ease where the claim is not presented in writing' within
sixty days after the meyagafcst
th&Company for transmission.
Tula is an U ^ U E K A I l f ) J tBGHIT A jE T T E R , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under ( le conditions namod above.

TH EO.Vl'

VAI L, iR E S f d t N T

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BELVIDERE

BROOKS,

G EN ER A L M ANAGER

1661
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NIGHT L E T T E R
TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
! NCOR POWATEO

25,000 O F FIC E S !N A M E R I C A

CAB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Com pany rr K A .\ S M 'I T S rmd D F X l \ |-,Ks m essa^** <»ni\ <m -‘o n d itio n s U m itin^ its lia b ility , w hich h a ve boon absented to by slu* sender o f the fo llo w in g Nijurhi L o t t o r .
E rrors ean b«» irnanied a trains!. on ly by u \ i 'i i
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’ h i ^ i > the sendi'rur sl;<r,ion fo r com p a ris on . and th e C om p an y w ill nut ImJd i {,;-#»/i Ifabk* fo r e rr o rs o r d ela y s in
tra n sm ission »vr (J H ivw y o f I i*roi>oate<l N i^lil h t b i %
i i > u d rates, b eyon d a sum eq ual to tin- a m ou n t paid for tra n sm ission ; nor in a n y ca se b eyon d Um sum <•[
F ift y D o lla r s , at w h ich , unless oih erw is< i ‘sta ted b elow , rm s m essauv has been valued by the sender th ereof, n or m any ca se w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ithin
sixt.y days a fie r ih e m essage is siU‘«i wi t h the f ’om pans tor transm ission.

i : i ) M ( i H T 1.1 I i I It asm is delivered bv request of Lhu sendee, under the conditions named above.

This is an I

THEO.

N. VAI L.

.BELViDERE

PRESIDENT

R e c e i v e d a t W. U. Bldg., S. W. Cor. 7th and Main Sts., Kansas City
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D A U G H E R T Y , P k .c s ,




D A V ID e . S H r "

C a s m i * * '.

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D . P . B loo d, Prc sident
E d 'W ilkereon, \ io « President
C . P . Blood. Gaskier

Exchange State Bank
Douglass, Kansas
Jan. 6,1914

To the OHG-ilTISAEIOH COTJHTim of the Federal
Reserve Batiks
Since the new Banking and Currency lav/
provides for as many as eight Federal Reserve
Banks and that they shall he located at points
where they can "best serve the contiguotis t e r r i ­
tory, I, president of the Exchange State Ba:
of Douglass,Kansas, am asking that one

these

banks be located at Kansas City,
This c i t y has become the greatest r a i l ­
way center of the middle-west.

Therefore i t

can offer better mail service than any other
c i t y to Nebraska,Iowa,Missouri,Arkansas,Kansas
Oklahoma,Texas and Hew Mexico.
Feeling assured you will
consideration and thanking you i a adva&fcfti,!
1 **• A 0 1914




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C A P IT A L , $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 , 0 0
SU RPLUS,
9 .0 0 0 .0 0

F. O. PO TTER , P R E S ID E N T
S . J. D O B S O N , V I C E -P R E S I D E N T
J. F, H O L T E N , C A S H I E R

(Hxtizem

p a ttk
ja n

1 9 - 1914

Mr Jerome T h r a lls Manager
Kansas C ity C le a r in g House
Kansas C ity *
Mo*
My Dear S i r - I want e x p re ss my a p p r e c ia t io n o f the
a g g r e s s iv e campaign

y o u r s e l f and th e Kansas C it y ,

Banks a re making got a F e d e ra l R eserv e Bank, in y o u r
C it y ,
Kansas C it y i s c e r t a i n l y
a R eserve Bank, and i t s
meet th e h e a r ty a p p ro v a l

th e l o g i c a l l o c a t i o n f o r
s e le c tio n

w il l c e r ta in ly

o f th e b u s in e s s i n t e r e s t

o f a l l k in d s




▼ *rf T ru ly

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G E O .T T R E M B L E , P r e s i d e n t .
E.D.SCHERM ERH ORN, V I C E P R E S T .

B .L :GARDANIER , C

E . L. L A F F E R T Y , A

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CAPITAL AND SURPLUS | 175,000,00.

Deo. 26th, 1913.

Honorable Ufa. G. itoAdoo,
Secretary o f the Treasury,
Washington, D.C.
Hear S ir iWe desire to express to you oar
strong desire that one o f the Regional leaerve
Banlcs be established at Kansas City*
Sanaa a Gity ranks sixth in hank cl<
logs among the o itie s of the United States and
is the distributing center for one o f the largest
agricultural sections in the United States*
In the fie ld o f purely commercial banking« it s business transactions are in greater
volume than those of many c it ie s c f double the slse*
We believe these and many other facts
e n title the city to careful consideration in th#
placing o f the Aegional fie serve Banks*
Tours verjjf truly,

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G E O .T . T R E M B L E . P
E.D.SCHERM ERHORN , V i c e P r e s 't .




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m

r e sid e n t

a s h ie r

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.

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CAPITAL AN D SURPLUS $175,000,00.

Bee. 30th, 1913.

Kansas City Clearing House A ssn.,
Kansas C ity, Mo.

G-entlemon: Wo ara In receipt of your circular
la tter of the 27th lust* with reference to the
establishment o f a Federal Beserve Bank at
Kansas City*
We had already sent letters to both
Senators from this State, also to our Congressman
from this d is tr ict and to the Secretary of the
Treasury urging the select ion o f Kansas City for
one of the Federal Reserve Banks stating the
advantages o f the City to our best a b ility .
Trusting that you w ill be successful
in your e ffo rts to land one o f the banks, we are

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T he Pe o p l e s Exc

ange

C APITAL AND SURPLUS, $38,000.00




Ba n k

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HAti. LfTHQ. CO.TOPEKA. •

F.C .N E W M A r

st,

C. H.

NEWMAN.

Vice P res t.

H.

)H E R ; /Cash.

CAPITAL $ 150,000.00.
SURPLUS AND PROFITS $ 175,000.00

5498.

U N IT E D S T A T E S DE P O S I TA R Y .

E m p o r i a ,K a n s a s ,

J a n .7 ,1 9 1 4 ,

The O rg a n is a tio n Com m ittee,
o / o S e c r e t a r y o f th e T re a s u ry ,
W aahingtont D.C•
G e n tle m e n :-

As P r e s id e n t o f one o f th e hanks t r i b u t a r y t o Kansas C i t y ,
I w is h t o targe th e o la im s o f Kansas C i t y #M iS 3 ou rJ f sus lo o a t io n f o r a
f e d e r a l r e s e r v e bank.

D o u b tless you are f lo o d e d w ith

l e t t e r s and

l i t e r a t u r e e o r e r in g th e olaim a o f g r e a t e r Kansas C ity as a l o c a t i o n .
We w i l l n o t e n t e r in t o a d i s c u s s i o n o f t h i s a t p r e s e n t .

We o n ly

d e s ir e t o put o u r s e lv e s on r e c o r d as f a v o r in g t h i s l o c a t i o n .
Yours v e r y t r u l y ,

■■if' lOU




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CttAR LES E. M OOR E, P r e s i d e n t
G IL B E R T BITLER . V ic e P r e s t

JO H N REDMAN, C a s h ie r
NO. 6655

R. L. MARLIN, A s s t , C a s h ie r

(Eiltzma National Hank
C A P I T A L $50,000.00
S UR PLUS AND P R O FITS $12,000.00

futrtka. Kattsafi

January 2 0 t h ,1914

Jerome T h r a l l s , Manager,
Kansas C it y C le a r in g House A s s o c i a t i o n ,
Kansas City.LIo.

The Greenwood County Bankers A s s o c i a t i o n ,
c o n s i s t i n g o f a l l the Banks i n Greenwood County, s i x t e e n
i n number, u r g e n t l y r e q u e s t th a t the committee f o r the
s e l e c t i o n f o r s i t e s f o r r e g i o n a l h a n k s, which i s t o meet
in Kansas C i t y , F rid a y January 2 3 rd , w i l l s e l e c t Kansas
C i t y as one l o c a t i o n f o r a r e g i o n a l hank. We f e e l th a t a l l
the i n t e r e s t s o f t h i s s e c t i o n v;ould he b e t t e r s e r v e d hy
a r e g i o n a l hank in Kansas C it y than Any o t h e r l o c a t i o n ,




H .D .T u ck er, P r e s .
C .E .llo o r e , S e c y .

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M E L V I N F R O N K , C a s h i £k .
J . L . J O N E S , A s s ' r CASHf £« ,

F . A . N O R T H R U P , V ice . P r e s i d e n t .
B A X T E R D. M c C L A I N , C o u n s e l .

£ .J . M ILL ER , P r esid en t.
L . L . N O R T H R U P , Vi c e P r e s i d e n t .

5287

CAPITAL. $ 5 0 . 0 0 0 . 0 0 ,

SU RPLU S

$ 2 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0

D EPO SITAR Y FOR UNITED STATES, STATE OF KANSAS AND ALLEN COUNTY.

J a n .1 7 ,1 9 1 4 .

R eserve Bank O r g a n iz a tio n Committee*
Kansas C i t y , Mo*
Gentlemen: —
When you c o n s i d e r l o c a t i n g a F e d e ra l bank
to s e r v e E a ste rn Kansas, we wish you would s e r i o u s l y
c o n s i d e r Kansas C i t y .

Taking i n t 0 c o n s i d e r a t i o n

the l a r g e a re a which c l e a r s th rou gh Kansas C ity and
can reach i t i n from tw elv e t o f i f t e e n h o u rs , i t seems
t o u s t h a t Kansas C ity i s a l o g i c a l p o in t f o r a
bank*
Yours v e i y t r u l y ,

EJM-McD.




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For.

NI8HT LE TTE R

39 B

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

C AB LE SERVICE T O A L L T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting: its liability, w hich have been assented to b y the sender o f the following: N ig h t t e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable fo r errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n r e p e a t e d N ig h t L e t t e r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r transm ission; nor in any case beyond the sum o f
'F i f t y D o lla r s , at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ithin
S i x t y days after the message is filed w ith the Company fo r transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D N I G H T L E T T E R , and is delivered b y request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A I L , P R E S ID E N T

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GE NE RA L MANAGER

1052

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, J . Wl 1
_L_ I A M S ; P R E S I D
D. C H A P M A N , Cash i e r .

E . H .
BEN.
«J . T ,

R U S S E L L . , V ice p re s i
S . P A U L E N , Vice P r e s
C O O P E R , Atto R n e y .

T. C . B A B B ,

Ass' t Cashiei

G E O ; D . W l L E Y , Ass’t cas
W , G . F I N K , Secretary .

January tw e n ty , 1914#

To the H onorable 0omm itte« o f R e g io n a l Banks,
Kansas O i t y , Mo.
0 en t le n e nis
At a m eetin g o f the W ils o n County Banker’ s A s s o c i a t i o n
%%, was r e s o l v e d t o ask your H onorable Committee t o g i v e f u l l and

com p lete c o n s i d e r a t i o n t o Kansas O ity as one o f the p l a c e s f o r a
R e g io n a l Bank.

Kansas O ity i s our home c i t y and i t w i l l f u l f i l l

a l l our r e q u ir e m e n t s ,




We a re f o r Kansas 0 i t y .
R e s p e ctfu lly ,
W ils o n Oo|iiity Banker’ s A s s o c i a t i o n ,
W ilson County Kansas

P resid en t,

C

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secreta ry,

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DAY

LETTER

Form 2589 B.

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

C A B LE SE R V ICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

25,000 O F FIC ES IN AM ERIC A

This Company T R A N S M I T S an<l D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting: its liability, which have been assented to by the sender o f the follow in'? D a y L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery o f U n r c p e u t e d D a y L e tte r s , sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for- transmission : nor in any case beyond the sum o f F i f t y
D o lla r s , at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any ease where the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ithin sixty
days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.
THEO.

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N . V A IL ,

B E L V ID E R E

P R E S ID E N T

B R O O K S , G EN ER A L M ANAGER

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KANSAS.
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Officers
President—G e o . S. K n o x , Garden City
Secretary—T. A r t h u r R e c t o r , Wichita
Treasurer—R o b t . P. S e y f k r , Mulvane

Vice Presidents
First—S t e w a r t L i c h t y , Wellington
Second—T. H. McManus, Newton
Third—A . H . S h a f e r , Pittsburg
Fourth—A . S c h a f e r . Fort Scott
Fifth—J o h n H a r v e y , Kansas City

OFFICE OF

GEO. S. KNOX, PRESIDENT

cHItpKansas toatterb Assoriatunt
[iNCORPORAXED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF KANSAS]

A F F IL IA T E D W IT H T H E

N A T IO N A L FEDERATION OF R E T A IL MERCHANTS
A N D W IT H T H E

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETAIL GROCERS

Fifth Annual Convention,
Salina 1 9 / 4

G A R D E N C I T Y , K A ^ S T S /^

JAHUAHY 1 0 f XfXk.
To th e O rg a n is a tio n coisraittee o f the F e d e r a l R eserve B oard,
W ashington, 0 . 0*
G en tieia en -:
Through i t s e x e c u t iv e ooa ra itee, tha Kanaaa R e t a ile r a A saoe l a t i o n , eoraisrlaed o f roer<shanta in a l l l i n e s , and In a l l s e c t i o n s o f
KANSAS, r e a p e a t f u l l y retjueat th a t y m e a t a b l i s h one o f the f o u r g r e a t
R e g io n a l R eserve Banfca in Kanaaa C ity*
We deem this* o f v i l a l iaaportanoe t o KAHSAS and th e s o u th w e s t.




m o m tw e r

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A . D . S t k w a k t , I'JiKsiuExi
H . S. BliOW.V, VIOKPJRJ'ISI DESJT
W A B IiE K SH AH BlJfiG, GASItIJSK
F . S. 1!h o v v n , a s s t , c a s h ie h
NO. 7882

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F

N a t io n a
GOODf,AX 11. KANSAS

a r m e r s

l

B

a n k

Doeomhor 29,1913
Mr* Jorono fhralla* Manager,

K. 0. Clearing Hout#,
HaiM City, Mo*
Dear Hr. Thralla*
I would Him to hriag to yoar atteatioa the Tiewa o f * country
hankar ragardiag as important iaflneaee that I helieve ahould be u*ed
on Maeere* McAdoo and Houston t w d locating oae o f the Regional Bank*
in Kaaaaa Oity:
Tuynnh aa It la aeoaaeary for aa to auhaoriha to the capital
o f the Federal Beeerve Bank located la our diatrolot we would moh
pretfar to have thia located in f in w Oity* rathe* than bo attached to
a dletriot with the ragloaal ban* located ia St* Louie or Dearer# X alao
hoi loro tnat practically *11 country banker* In ftH ti Oity territory
would fool tl»i aaae way aad that oooo plan ahould ho devised hy Khaaaa
•ity to analgNate th li iaflaaaoe for
the location of oae of tho haajca
In Xiaaaaa City tlioa tho oonalttaa a iti for hearlags ia tho natter.
I halttte tho ootmtry oorreapoadents of a ll tho haaka ia
Xaaeaa Oity ahouid ho aalced to plaee im tho haada of tho ew ait too
repreaenting Kaaaaa 0ityfa clalne a food atroag lottor addraeeed to
Saoretariea McAdoo and Houeton daaaadiag tho looatloa otf a reaerre
bank ia ftaaaa Oity*
fruatta# that thia idaa ia worth atteatioa aad oortaialy
hoping that Kaaaaa Oity will ho reoog&lted l a thia natter* 1 am*




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A . D . S t k w a h t , i'jrksi
H . S. l l K O W J V , VlCKKHi

si-1-

WaHKEN ShAMBUKG, (j.vSHIK*
F . S. Hbown, A s s t . C a s h i k r

FARMERS
NATIONAL
BANK

T

Of

F

h e

N a t io n a
G CK» OI .AN U, KANS AS

a r m e r s

GOODLAND.
KANS.

l

B

a n k

January 7tli 19X4.
Reserre isnk Organisation O w iittaa,
Washington,
B. 0.
Gentlemen*Rafuarding tha organisation and location of
The federal Sasarva$aal», hag to state, that lnas-muoh aa
lit aro expeotad m smbscrifea to the capital stook of ona of tliase basics,
it would be moyft oonveniant for na, should on* ba located in
Kansas City,raiere at the present time wo carry oar principal
account*
Belteving that the above statement is truo o f all
tha basks in this stato as wall as those in portions o f many tthar
states, we trust one o f these hanks w ill ha located where it may
»err© Kansas to the bast advantage, which would be at Kansas City*




▼ery truly yours,

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C.M.M I LLi SXCK, P r e s i d e n t
FRED HUNT.Vice P r e s i d e n t
C.vJ. SHIM EALL. C a s h i e r
L .N. S HAW, As S t . C a s h i e r

6039

C A P IT A L $ 2 5 . 0 0 0
SU R PLUS $ 1 2 .5 0 0

jan 71*1914*

G o o d la n d , Ka n s a s
Organization Conmittee,
%
Federal Reserve Bank A ct, \
?/ashingtonfD«G«
'
Genfc lemen;
¥e would request that you give 3
consideration regarding th e ir claims t© &m © f the Regional Reserve S»tk:s*
From her loca tion and the t e r r it o r y her hanks s e r v e ,it m a id seem the lo g ic a l
lee»tim r ftrr QJiQ_o f these hanks,and we e m b stly
* ----I r e m in ,
» ^ M
1 / ' ■ » ? : 'i / !
!
wU»
;
f
Yours t r u ly ,
v ,.

.

her d a iim *

*




Oashier •

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R eserve Bank o r g a n i z a t i o n Conmltee,
?/a sh in gton , D. C.
Gentlemen
At th e annual m ee tin g o f the s t o c k - h o l d e r s o f t h i s
Bank th e f o l l o w i n g r e s o l u t i o n was a d o p t e d s MR e s o lv e d th a t b e ca u se o f the v a s t amount o f a g r i c u l ­
tu ra l,

l i v e s t o c k and com m ercial i n t e r e s t s c e n t e r i n g i n ..Kansas C i t y

and b a ca u se o f s a i d c i t y us l o c a t i o n , and com m ercial ra n k , we
r e q u e s t th a t y ou r h o n o r a b le body w i l l e x e r c i s e i t Ms k in d o f f i c e s
i n l o c a t i n g one o f th e e ig h t o r tw e lv e F e d e r a l R eserve Banks i n
s a i d C i t y . ,l




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W. J. M AI

E. F. MADD

Cash ier .

Th e F i r s t N a t i o n a l B a n k
CAPITAL $ 5 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0
SURPLUS $ 1 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0

To

Ha y s C i t y ;K a n s a s ,
F e b r u a r y 5 t h , 1914*

The Ho&# R eserve Eank O rg a n iz a tio n

Com m ittee,

W ashington, D,C#
G en tlem en :As

to

our p r e fe r e n c e

fo r

R eg ion a l Bank l o c a t io n s w i l l

©ay th s t the f i r s t c h o ic e o f our Board i s Kansas C it y , e i t h e r in
Kansas C it y , K ansas, o r Kansas C it y , Mo* Our second cho&ee
our

i s C h ica g o ,

t h ir d c h o i c e , 8 t . I.ouis*
Our re a so n f o r naming

Kansas C it y

f i r s t , w ith h er v ery

sm a ll banking c a p i t a l and s u r p lu s , which i s a p p ro x im a te ly o n ly
$ 3 3 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 * i s
th a t tra d e i s
m ile a g e , and
h er

fa s t

th a t i t has such a v a s t tra d e t r ib u t a r y t o i t , and
so e x c e p t i o n a l l y

w e ll s e r v e d

t h i s tak en t o g e t h e r w ith h e r

by

her g r e a t r a i l r o a d

rank in c l e a r i n g s , and

grow ing b u s in e s s , outw eighs the o b j e c t i o n o f h er sm all

c a p ita l.




Our Board does not f e e l q u a l i f i e d t o name

any o th e r

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E. F. M ADDEN. PRESIDENT.

W- J - MAk

• CASHIER.

3
8
8
5
.

Th e F i r s t N a t i o n a l . B a n k
CAPITAL $ 5 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0
SURPLUS $ 1 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0

H a y s C it y ;K a n s a s ,
— 2 - * “

lo c a tio n s

fo r

R e g io n a l Banka , as

we

b e lie v e

f a i r n e s s shown by your Mr. Houston and. Mr. Me

from the

Adoo th a t f u l l j u s t i c e

w i l l be done t o a l l the a p p li c a n t s f o r th ese l o c a t i o n s *




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J . R. T H O M A S ,

p r e s

J . F.

.




C. C. W E B

T T IG E R , V 1 C E - P R E S .

J . L. N O B L E

T H O S . P. J E S S E E

W H IT T A K E R

■3B A M v

F

JS $ 5 , O O O . o o

January 7 th , 1914.

O r g a n iz a tio n Com mittee,
R e g io n a l R eserve B anks,
W ashington, D.C.
Gentlemen
We w r it e you in "behalf o f Kansas C i t y a s / *
the l o g i c a l p o i n t f o r the l o a a t i o n o f one of the
R e g io n a l R eserve BanksThe g r e a t c o r n b e l t as w e ll as w e ll as the
g r e a t e s t s t o c k i n g f e e d i n g s e c t i o n o f the U n ited S t a t e s
can be b e t t e r taken c a r e from Kansas C i t y than from
any o t h e r p o i n t .
We th in k you would make no m istake in p l a c i n g
one o f the bank a t KANSAS CITY.

Yours

'

C a s h ie r .

'

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N O . 3061

Jjtrei Rational
CAPITAL AN D SURPLUS, $ 7 6 ,0 0 0 .0 0
--'V ' ■

J j J . P MOORE, P r e s i d e n t
CfSAS. MORRIS, V ice P r e s i d e n t

Soltott,

SCOTT R. MOORE, C A SH IE R
M. P . SELTZER, A S S ’ T CASH IER

J a n u a r y , 5 th*

ISI4,

To th e R eserve Bank O rg a n iz a tio n Com mittee,
W ashington D,C*
I do n o t want t o b o r e you any^ and w i l l g e t r i g h t down t o sand,
I want t o p lead- f o r Kansas C it y , Fe are about one hundred m ile s w est o f
, t , C J T " t e ll you th a t Kansas C ity ta k e s ca re o f more t e r i t c r y alm ost tw ic e
o v e r than S t f L o u is , We c o u ld n o t u se S t 1L ou is as we do K,C, i t w ould sim ply
Be, out o f th e q u e s tio n ,N o one b u t us who have t o do w ith th e m atter c o u ld
t e l l you b e t t e r , So p le a s e g iv e K,C, A squ are d e a l and by s o d o e in g you
w i l l do t
! l a r S®r body o f p e o p le ,
rs

JAM 7
ORM



Very *;ruly y o u rs ,

1914

of<r M)

Form
T res,

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F. M , W I L S O N , P r e s i d e n t
W A L LIS D .W ILSON .C a s h ie r

A L E X D U N h i, J R ., Vic e -P r e s t .
A . D . I N G E L S , A s s t .Ca s h i e r

3 8 1 0

T h e F i r s t X a t i o N xI l B a n k
CAHITAI.&SITK
JH
U
IT8 # 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 .0 0

H oM rn q tosA s,

January 3 3, 1914.

The R eserve Bank O r g a n iz a tio n Committee,
Kansas C i t y , Mo.
Gentlem en:
The D i r e c t o r s o f t h i s bank by a unanimous v o t e
have d e c id e d to a c c e p t the terms and p r e v i s i o n s o f th e
F e d e r a l R eserve A ct and to s u b s c r ib e to th e C a p it a l S tock
o f the F e d e r a l R eserve Bank t o b e o r g a n iz e d in t h i s d i s ­
trict.

With a c a p i t a l and s u r p lu s o f f 1 0 0 ,0 0 0 -0 0 and

a v era g e d e p o s i t s o f about $ 3 5 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0 , we w i l l s u b s c r ib e
f o r $ 6 ,0 0 0 .0 0 o f s t o c k in the F e d e r a l R es e rv e Bank and
w i l l be r e q u i r e d tp keep on d e p o s i t w ith s a id bank a
r e s e r v e amounting to about f 1 7 ,0 0 0 .0 0 .
Kansas C i t y i s our n a t u r a l c l e a r i n g house and
the g r e a t bulk o f our p r o d u c ts are marketed t h e r e .

We have

been in b u s in e s s f o r t w e n t y - s ix y e a r s d u rin g a l l o f which
tim e our exchange a cco u n ts have been c a r r i e d in Kansas
C i t y , St* Joseph and New York.

We have n ever c a r r i e d an

a cco u n t in S t . L o u is , Chicago o r any o t h e r c i t y e a s t o f
Kansas C i t y e x ce p t New York.
Kansas C it y i s the n a t u r a l c l e a r i n g house f o r
t h i s t e r r i t o r y and we have fou n d no r e a l need f o r an
a cco u n t in any o t h e r c i t y , w ith the e x c e p t i o n o f lew York,
We b e l i e v e tha.t one o f the e ig h t F e d e r a l R eserve Banks
sh ou ld be l o c a t e d a t Kansas C i t y and u n le s s t h i s i s don e,




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The R eserve Bank O r g a n iz a tio n Committee,

#3.

the n a t u r a l tre n d o f b u s in e s s throughout t h i s s e c t i o n o f
the c o u n try w i l l be d i s t u r b e d v e r y m a t e r i a l l y .




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xJ. i

CH

F L IN T , P

J .Y .L I N T N E R .C

r e s id e n t

S C H A F F N E R .V

ic e

Pr

e s

.

a s h ie r

R .C . L I N T N E R ,A

sst.

C s S H it

8 3 - 2 1 4

T h e C jw iaiH irs S w
CAPITitt

b

1

« k

A

$16,000.1°

January 1 0 /1 4 .
F e d e ra l Bank O r g a n iz a tio n Committee,
W ashington, D.C.
Gentlemen
We r e s p e c t f u l l y urge you t o c o n s id e r
the P e t i t i o n o f Kansas C ity

f o r the L o c a t i o n o f one o f the

F e d e r a l R eserve Banks.
L ying

t r i b u t a r y t o the Great A g r i c u l t u r a l and

M ineral

d i s t r i c t o f th e Great Southw est, we b e l i e v e th a t such a bank
would be o f v a s t im portance t o the developem ent o f th e s e gfceat
n a t u r a l r e s o u r c e s ,a n d a g r e a t a id t o th© b u s in e s s i n t e r e s t s o f
th is

te rrito ry .
R a ilr o a d and Mail s e r v i c e from Kansas C i t y i s

u n su rp a sse d , and the l o c a t i o n i s l o g i c a l f o r one o f th e s e Banks;
and b e l i e v i n g your H onorable Body t o have the b e s t i n t e r e s t s
o f the G r e a te s t Humber a t h e a r t , we r e q u e s t you t o a c t f a v o r a b l y
on the a p p l i c a t i o n o f Kansas C i t y .




V ery R e s p .Y o u rs ,

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T h e G u y m o n -P e t r o

M e r c a n t il e Co .

W H O LESALE GROCERS
H U TCH IN SO N , K A N S A S ,

Jan

22,

1914

£he Kansas C ity C le a r in g House ,
Kansas C i t y , M i s s o u r i .
Gentlemen:
We n o t e a number o f c i t i e s in th e West are co n te n d ­
ing w ith ea ca o th e r in r e f e r e n c e t o th e e s t a b l i s h i n g o f th e
R e g io n a l Bank f o r t h i s s e c t i o n o f th e c o u n t r y and we w ieh t o
e n t e r our p le a th a t Kansas C it y may r e c e i v e t h i s R e g io n a l Bank.
We Kansans l o o k upon Kansas C ity as th e hub t o Kan­
sas.
A l l b u s in e s s e s in th e s t a t e o f Kansas c e n t e r toward Kansas
C it y and we l o o k upon Kansas C it y as the hub, and i t appears t o
us as though w ith th e immense c r o p s t o be moved in th e fitate o f
Kansas f Oklahoma and d i f f e r e n t p o i n t s in the southwest th a t th e
R e g io n a l Bank c o u ld not be l o c a t e d at a more c o n v e n ie n t p o i n t
than Kansas C i t y , and i f we can be o f any s e r v i e e t o you in
h e lp in g t o s e c u r e th e R e g io n a l Bank f o r Kansas C i t y we are at
your command.
We are w r i t i n g t h i s v o l u n t a r i l y as we f e e l d e e p ly
i n t e r e s t e d in th e m a t te r .
Yours t r u l y ,
TBK GUYMOIMPEIRO MSRO. CO.

JCP/lf




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Q zp u v tm m t

W G McAdoo,Chairman T re a s u r y ,
W ash in gton ,D .C .
I t is the e a r n e s t w ish and hope ©f e v e r y o f f i c e r ©f a l l the hanks of
H utchinson th a t K a n s a s -C ity be d e s ig n a te d a f e d e r a l r e s e r v e c i t y .
I t means a g r e a t d e a l t o us t© r e t a i n ©ur n a tu ra l ch an n el w h ich we
f e e l has been f u l l y d em on strated t o be one ©f b e s t l o g i c a l l o c a t i o n s




H u tch in son C le a r in g House
417 pm

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Form 2138

T-»E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC ES IN A M ERICA .

C AB LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

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T H E O . N. V A I L , P R E S ID E N T _________________________________________

A/

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R e c e iv e d a t
X 174 NY 4 5

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , G EN ER A L M ANAGER

1914 ja n

5

PM 4

54

1 )8 5
INDEPENDENCE U S 5

FEDERAL BANK ORGINIZATION COMMITTEE
CAKE SECT OF THE TREASURY WASHINGTON DC
CAREFUL INQUIRY AMONG BANKS IN TH IS 7 IC IN IT Y INDICATE THAT
fCANSASCITT MISSOURI SHOULD BE SELECTED AS LOCATI OB FOR ONE OF
THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS IN
BUSINESS

k

BUSINESS SENSE IT , IS THE HUB OF THE

INTERESTS IN WESTERN MISSOURI NEBRASKA NEW1BXIC0

KANSAS OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERN TEXAS




F IR S T NATIONAL BANK.

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3. J. PENNELL, Pres.

3 . V. HUMPHREY, 1st Vice Pres.

A. L. WAGENSELLER, 2nd Vicc Pres.

A. S. BLAIR, Trcos.

THE JUNCTION CITY

COMMERCIAL CLUB
H. G. J . S E I T Z , Secretary

T R A N S P O R T A T IO N
7. C. Dumm

W. A. Thompson
J. T. Dalton.

Junction Cihj, Kansas, Jan , 1 2 , 1914-.

M ANUFACTURES
O. E. Waters
W. W. CooK
Dr. C. K. Raber

T R A D E E X T E N S IO N

O r g a n i z a t i o n Committee o f the F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Board ,

G. A. HocK.well
S. W. Pierce
E. H. Hemeivway

W as h in gto n , D. C.

M E M B E R S H IP
Geo. Palmer
W. J. Lott
Andrew Hall

A R B IT R A T IO N
T. D. Sh&w

fl. P. Bader
A. S. Blair

S T A T E A N D N A T IO N A L .
L E G IS L A T IO N
J. V. HCu.mph.re3r
I. M. Platt
W. F
~. Muenzenmayer

M U N IC IP A L L E G IS L A T IO N
. W. H. Thompson T. B. Kennedy
C. W. SpurlocK

IM M IG R A T IO N
B, N. Mead
Harry Pierce
Arthur Boles

A G R IC U L T U R E
\Y. Young
P. M. HicKey
G. W. Schmidt

R O A D S A N D H IG H W A Y S
D r . W . S. Y a t e s
D r . L. R. K in g
D r . W . A.. C a r r
FINANCIAL

T. B. K e n n e d y
F . L-. D v irla n d
H o r a c e P ie r c e
ENTERTALNMENT

F . I. B o o n e
L o r i n g T ro tt
W a lt e r R o c K w e U
ADVERTISING

C . H . M a n l e y Jr.
F . R. H e m e n w a y
H . EL. M o n t g o m e r y
AUDITING

A . L. W a g e n s e lle r
A . S. Bladr
Rolot. S a w t e lle
HOUSE

C. C. A r t h u r
A1 Y crK
E,. H . H e m e n w a y




Gentlemen:
At th e r e g u l a r m e e t i n g o f th e Commercial Clu b
o f t h i s C i t y , h e l d on t h i s d a t e , the f o l l o w i n g r e s o l u t i o n
was i n t r o d u c e d by Mr, S. ¥ , P i e r c e , P r e s i d e n t o f the
C e n t r a l N a t i o n a l Bank o f t h i s C i t y , d u l y seconded and
c a r r i e d unamimously.
R e s o l v e d , t h a t i t i s the se ns e o f t h i s m e e t i n g ,
composed o f the b u s i n e s s men o f t h i s C i t y , t h a t
Kansas C i t y i s e n t i t l e d t o one o f th e F e d e r a l R e s e r v e
Banks t o be e s t a b l i s h e d by you un der the new l a w from
alm o s t e v e r y p o i n t o f v i e w , and we e a r n e s t l y r e q u e s t
t h a t you w i l l c a r e f u l l y c o n s i d e r and -weigh, the a r g u ­
ments which w i l l be p r e s e n t e d t o you by the r e p r e s e n t ­
a t i v e s o f the b u s i n e s s men o f Kansas C i t y .
The t e r r i ­
to r y t r i b u t a r y to Kansas C it y
from 'the s o u t h and w e s t
w i l l g u a r a n t e e ample c a p i t a l f o r a l a r g e F e d e r a l R e s e r v e
Bank i n t h a t C i t y .
R e s o l v e d , t h a t a copy o f t h i s r e s o l u t i o n be
f o r w a r d e d t o the Manager o f the C l e a r i n g House i n Kansas
C i t y and a l s o t o the R e p r e s e n t a t i v e and Sen ato rs from
this d is t r i c t .
Yours very t r u l y ,

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St a t e Ba n k
CAPITAL.

K in g m

of

$

K in g m a n

2 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0

an

,K a n

s

.

January 6*191®
O r g a n iz a tio n Committee
W ashington, D. C
Dear S i r s :
I n o tio
t o c u t Kansas C i t y ^ u t

appears to be a c o n c e r t e d movemen
o f one o f the R e g io n a l r e s e r v e b a n k s.

You f o l k s have i t in y ou r power to e s t a b l i s h tham
where you l i k e b u t you w i l l c e r t a i n l y be s u b j e c t to some c r i t i c i s m
i f you do n o t re g a rd the volume o f b u s in e s s done in the var&uus
town in w hich you e s t a b l i s h th e se bank s.
Kansas C ity ranks s i x t h in her c l e a r i n g s and sh ou ld
c e r t a i n l y g e t one bank out o f the 8 o r 12.




Yours t r u l y ,

Cashier,

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P E T E R

B R A C K , P r e s id e n t.

B F .K R A U S E ,

JA M E S

J O H N S '" ' N .V i c e P r e s i d e n t .

W. F .O B E N H A L




Hon •vim «a . McAdoo, cnr •
R e se rv e Bank Org.Comm
W asliiiigtotttD#C
Dear s i r : -

We b e l i e v e th a t Kansas C it y w ould malce
an i d e a l l o c a t i o n f o r a F e d e ra l R eserv e B a rt* ,a ll
t h in g s tak en in t o c o n s t d e r a t i o n twxx and we w ould
v e r y much l i k e t o s e e *&bk th e Committee l o c a t e
a Bairs: th e r e i f th ey can s e e t h e i r way c l e a r in
d o in g sc *rlrlch w fell he v e r y much a p j/r e c ia t e d by
t h e p e o p le in t h i s p a r t o f the S t a t e .

R e s p e c t f u l l y submittedt
/

The L^tDrosgfe £ ta*e Bank,

C a s h ie r •

JAN 2 4 1 9 1 4
iroRM :< i ' .i

/

ie r

.

_»ST- Cas t■

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WESTERM UNION

Form

DAY BETTER
THEO. N. VAIL, PR ESID EN T

RECEIVED AT
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O FF ICER S A N D DIRECTORS
J.

D.

BOW ERSOCK,

H.

L.

M O O R E . VIC E

I

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MEADE,

GEO. W,
IR VIN G

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KUHNE,

PRES.
PRESIDEN T
Pr e sid e n t

C ASHIER

H IL L

G. G. C L E V I N G E R
W ILD E R
J.

H,

F. W .
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T h e L a w r e n c e N a t io n a l B a n k

M ETCALF

C A P IT A L . S U R P L U S A N D U N D IV ID E D P R O FITS $ 1 4 0 ,0 0 0

GLATHART
BARTELDES

U N ITE D

STATES

D EPO SITA R Y

HENLEY

L aw rence, K ansas

F i d e l i t y Trust C o .,
Kansas- C ity ,M o.
G entlem en:R e f e r r in g t o y o u r s o f the 2 6 th .
As P r e s id e n t o f ou r L oca l C le a r in g House I have
to d a y w ired th e s e c r e t a r y o f Treasury, s u g g e s t in g and u rg in g
the im portance o f l o c a t i n g & R e g ion a l Bank at Kansas C ity ,M o ..
I t r u s t th at s u c c e s s may a tte n d the e f f o r t s to
have 'bank l o c a t e d at Kansas C i t y *




With compliments o f the s e a s o n .

C

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E. W . SNYDER. P M I t O U T

C . W . S N Y D E R . VlCC-PRKSIDCNT

J . H , A T W O O D . V 1C E-P R IS 1DBNT

C H A S . B. S N Y D E R . CASHIER

The Manufacturers National Bank
U N IT E D

8TATES

D E P O S IT O R Y

SURPLUS

C A P IT A L

$ 100,000.00

$ 8 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0

Leavenworth, Kans.,

February 3, 1914.

Mr* H. C. Men©fee, Treasurer,
Commerce Trust Cdmpany,
Kansas City, Mo«
Dear Mr. Menefee:I have heard that one or two North Missouri bankers have advocated Chiaago
as against Kansas City as ,the looation for the Federal Reserve Bank which is to serve this
territory.

I believe that this great Southwest territory being adjacent to Kansas City and

so far away from Chicago, there can be no competition between the two, both being the great
clearing houses for entirely independent territories requiring the use of very large amounts
of money for the handling of their agricultural products and are both points at which Feder­
al Reserve Banks should be located*
We a ll know that Kansas City is the second largest gateway for grain and
live-stock and first in agricultural implements and that these lines of business are increas ing steadily, requiring the use of large amounts of bank funds.
movement of the grain in the fa ll
ket at that season.

It is well known that the

has largely been the cause of tightness in the money mar­

If this is correct and the new Currency BilJL was enacted for the purpose

of meeting such conditions and of supplying funds to the farmer, stock man, and grain man for
the movement of their products, I believe it would be only proper that having enacted r.uch a
lav/, that the banks should be put at the points where the largest discount priveleges are
needed.

Chicago should serve in this particular for the great states of Illin ois, Iowa, Wis­

consin and Indiana while Kansas City would serve those of the great Southwest.
I believe that any bankers of this section of the country who are not moved
by personal prejudice find who say that Kansas City is not a suitable location for such a bank
nave failed to study the new Currency B i l l and the purpose for which it was enacted.

I also

believe that nine hundred and ninety nine out of every one thousand bankers in this section
will favor Kansas City as a location for the Federal Reserve Bank with which they are to trans-




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W E S T E R UNION
586 T E u f if t A M
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A. N ew m a n ,
F. J . H a r p e

pres.
a s h ie r

F . E. R ic h m c
T hos. C. Brow

C A P ITA L , $ 3 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0
L O G A N , KANS.,

January 13, 1914,

O r g a n iz a tio n Co mmi 11 e e ,
^ a s h i n r t o n , D. C.
Gentlemen:
Panks in tlie. Short Grass co u n try .
and The S ta te Bank o f Logan in p a r t i c u l a r a re
much i n t e r e s t e d in h a v in g a R eserve Bank I d e a t e d
I t w i l l be o f ine s t i mabl e,..^
a t Kansas C ity ,M o .
vaTCll!!1Wu"....... fit man}' ways, and e s p e c i a l l y in
t o d i s c o u n t s and a i d in tim es o f f i n a n c i a l s t r e s s
K ansas QJtty, by v i r t u e o f i t s l o c a t i o n , i s the
l o g i c a l c i t y f o r a r e s e r v e c e n t e r f o r m iddle west
banks.
We t r u s t th a t you w i l l see f i t to
giv-- t h i s m atter your e a rn e s t c o n s i d e r a t i o n , and
in the f i r . a l v o t e p l a c e a r e s e r v e bank in Kansas
C i t y , Mo.
Very r e s p e c t i v e l y




a

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V. P r e s .
V. P r e s.

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f&Wmm
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D IR E C T O R *
J . L. W ARNER
J E S S E W IL S O N
S M A R TY
J . F. BROW N
P . D. B A L L IE T
O L IV E R M A R TY

lank,
$ 1 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0

a p it a l

J . L . W A R N E R , P R E S ID E N T
S . M A R TY . V I C E - P R E S I D E N T
IS A B E L L A M A R TY , C A S H I E R

O L IV E R M A R TY ,

* S S T . C A S H IE R

Hmtgfarfc, UCauaaa,

® e c.3 1 ,1 9 1 3 .
O r g a n iz a t io n Committee,
Was h in g t o n , 3 ). C•
Gentlemen,
T h is i n s t i t u t i o n i s d e s ir o u s o f h a v in g a
# ie r d e r a l

S a sfe rve

Bsnk

l o c a t e d a t Kansas G it y .

We b e l i e v e Kansas C i t y , g e o g r a p h i c a l l y and c o m m e r c ia lly , t o b e
a f a v o r a b l e l o c a t i o n f o r same.
Thanking you in a n t i c i p a t i o n o f you r c a r e f u l c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f
th e m a t te r ,r e m a in ,




Very t r u l y y o u r s ,

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14. A M S B U H T

LONGTON, KANSAS,,
January 3, 1914*

Ihe Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D* C#
Sirs!
I am sending herein our resolution of acceptance
of the terms and provisions of the reserre Bank Act*
It was the further resolution of the meeting at which
this resolution was passed and which was attended by
holders of 70 $ of the stock of the bank that we ask
the consideration of the committee for the claims of
Kansaa— £Lty as a locatlon for one of the reserre
banks *
~~
Owing to the mail service in this part of the country
we would he .just,about as well served from Chicago as
from St. Louis because of the fact that a great
protion of our mail from St. Louis comes by way of
Kansas City as does the Chicago mail and makes just
about the same time* Kansas City is practically one
day nearer by letter and it for that reason that we
desire the bank of Which we are members to be
located at that place.
Therefore in considering the location_of^--fesBPve
Bank at Kansas City you wiTX be~ cOnsidering the best
interests c^HPTe“"slnal1 banks in this territory in a
way that we will greatly appreciate.

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F

ir s t

n a t io n a l
c a p it a l

S 7 5 ,o

b a n k

o o

PERRY H U T C H I N S O N , P R E S .

E. R. F U L T O N , C A S H I E R

A U G U S T HOHN, VICE

H. A . H O H N , A S S T C A S H

M

PRES.

a r y s v i l l e

, K

a n s a s

J a ^ y 2nd 1914-

M r.J e ro a e T h r a ll * , Manager
Kansas C ity C le a r in g Heuse A ss*e
Kansas C i t y ,M is s o u r i.
My Dear Mr. T h r a lls
We have y eu r c i r c u l a r l e t t e r e f th e 2 7 th .a s k in g
us t o use our in f lu e n c e In s e c u r in g th e l o c a t i o n o f @ne ©f th e F e d e r a l
R eserve BanJcs In y e u r e l t y .
In r e p ly w i l l say t h a t th e © f f l e e r s o f t h i s barUc
w i l l do what we ean t© a s s i s t in th e l e e a t l e n o f th e R eserve 'bank: in
Kansas c i t y , a n t we w i l l f e l l e w th e s u g g e s t io n s In y e u r l e t t e r .
I f a t any t im e , th e r e I s a n y th in g 1 ean t e p e r s o n a lly
t o h e lp th e m a tter a lo n g ,4© n e t h e s i t a t e to e a l l en me.




w it h Kind r e g a r d s , I am,
v e ry t r u l y

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WESTEJB i UNION
te l b I r a m
TH EO . N. VAIL, PRESID EN T

RECEIVED AT W. II. Bfdg., S. W. Cor. 7th & Main Sts., Kansas City *
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1913 UhC 31 H,il I i'd

UNION
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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

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J.

M. R E Y N O L D S ,

H. E. B U R F O R D ,
H.

PRESIDENT

t lI t y t j U i l t m t

VIC E PRESIDENT

C a p ita l

P a ttk

S u r p lu s . $ 1 4 ,0 0 0 .0 0

a n d

S. R E Y N O L D S , CASHIER

BELLE

R E Y N O L D S , ASS T CASHIER

Kansas

J a p .a /l 4 .

G«ntl#m<»n a t th# Organization Oommitt#®:
J

Will you permit me to liesM&K: your favorable consideration,
of Greater: Kansas

one of tha mast desirable locations

for a Federal leserve BanXT
This is not only of vital interest to Kansas Oityftout to tha
adjoining States,as wall.
ThatfKing you in advance, for your Kind a m careful con­
sideration, wa remain,




Taithfully Yours,
Milton

\M
CASHIER

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LINN FB/
R
Presitu
W. F. EHINEHART
Vice-President!
L B. EDDINGTON
Cashier

83»tt3t

flfcontesuma state JBanfc

f l p o n t m m a . Ita n g a g .

Directors
LINN FRAZIER
J* M. DOWELL
W. F. EHINEHART
GEO. D. HALL
A. R. EDDINGTON

.Tarnary 7th______ I 0 t /L _

Organization Committee,
Of Federal ?eserve Banks,
Washington, D.C.
Gentlemen:
Pealizing the desire of your Rono,ra#le Comraitte
to so situate the different reserve Banks so as tgr most conveniently
serve the territory to the "best advantage, I tntfst you will
thoroughly consider the p i & t u h of .Kansas City i ro he designated
as a loaation for one of the ^eg^nST^anks?^
Kansas City is so situated and located that it is
very convenient to a very large territory, which would be well
balanced as for the different resources of business to be forthcoming
to the Bank at a ll times of the year.
It is with pleasure that I assure you of our
honorable support to the claim of Kansas City , and I sincerely
trust you will thoroughly p;o over the matter and so devide& the
districts and locate each regional bank
the most convenient
point consistant with the general interests.
Thanking you for your attention and/ consideration,
and with best wishes for the new undertaking I beayto remain




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O. S. S T E V E

P re s id e n t.

DAVID CHAFFIN, Ass'h Cashier

E. A . C H A F F I N , C a s h i e r

H. R. E L L S W O R T H , Vice Prest.

8369.

CAPITAL
SURPLUS

$50,000.00.

& PROFITS

$20,000.00.

O r g a n i z a t i o n C omm it tee,
c/ o S e c . o f the T r e a s u r y ,
W a s h in g to n , D. C.
Gentlemen:
We u r g e n t l y a s k you t o f a v o r Kansas C i t y
..............

Mo. i n d e s i g n a t i n g i t

............... -

t o r e c e i v e one o f the F e d e r a l

Re s e r ve b a n k s .
I t i s a m a t t e r o f most v i t a l im p o r ta n ce
t o a l l us c o u n t r y banks i n t h i s and s u r r o u n d i n g
s t a t e s f o r many r e a s o n s .




Y o u rs v e r y t r u l y ,

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NO.

9384

Gtfye ^ trat National lank
C A P IT A L S TO C K $ 2 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0
SURPLUS
J.

W.

BOUGHNER,

.

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G EO . S. W EL LIN G ,

V IC E -P R E S ID E N T.

E.

C A S H IER .

G.

BOUGHNER,

.

$ 7 ,0 0 0 .0 0

P R E S ID E N T.




Natmtta, Kansas

January 16,1911**

Reserve Bank Oragnization Committee,
Washington , D* C.
Gentlemen;
We enclose herewith our acceptance of tha terms
of the Federal Feserve Act , we beleive this new system will
prove good in the outcome*
Allow us to suggest that you could render the hanks
of the southwest inoluding , Nebraska , Kansas, Oklahoma ,
and portion of Colorado , Wyoming and Texas no greater service
than t o establish a Federal Beserve Bank in Kansas City*
Kansas City is to be the*New York City*, the center of business
of this great agricultural country in the center of the U«S*
We ask you to consider Kansas City from the standpoint of merit
i f you take conditions in consideration as they are outlined to
you by the Committee in Kansas City at your meeting Jan*?3 and
weigh the evidence carefully , we are sure of the result*
We await the decision of your Committee , confident
that you will give Kansas City the recognition in this matter
8he deserves*

Respectfully,

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No. 8 0 8 1
F. L. F O R D , V ice-P resid en t

J. C. H O P P E R , President

E A R L B. H O P P E R , Cashier
LORA AD A M S, Bookkeeper

CORA GARDER, Assistant Cashier

C 1T12EM S

jM

I L T I O N A L 2 B J U IK

C A P IT A L A N D S U R P L U S $ 7 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0
N e ss C ity, K a n s a s ,H a n .

Hon. 17. G. UcAdog;;
Chairman o f Rese

14

1914

z a t io n Com mittee,

W ashington
Dear S i r ;
e w ith our a cce p ta n c e o f th e

In h a ld i

O rg in a tio n o f th e BegdonelJBafak, we

r e s o lu t io n s

th e hounds o f our d u t ie s

f e e l th a t we dsce n o t

l o c a t i o n o f o u r s e lv e s ,

when we g iv e you th
t o g e t h e r w ith our

a r n e s t d e s i]

f o r th e l o c a t i o n o f the bank,

o f w h ich we s h a ll become a pejrt and p a r c e l , We a re lo c a t e d
Kansa s
350 m ile s sou th w est o f^ th e e a s t l i n e o f th e s t a t e o f K ansas.
H aving been a c t i v e l y engaged in b u s in e s s in t h i s l o c a l i t y f o r
th e p a st 28 y e a rs we b e l i e v e

from ou r e x p e r ie n c e th a t Kansas

C it y i s the most l o g i c a l , and o f th e e a s i e s t a c c e s s , and w i l l
be o f th e g r e a t e s t b e n e f i t

t o t h i s t e r r i t o r y as the home o f the
w estern
R e g io n a l bank. The r a i l r o a d s o f t h i s c o u n tr y are fo c u s e d at
t? ■ ,
Kansas C it y , and i t i s th e gatew ay o f agrwatt t e r r i t o r y , ^'oujng in
,

d ev elop m en t, but w ith p o s s i b i l i t i e s

beyond even th e im a g in a tio n

o f man. We b e l i e v e i f you r com m ittee w i l l tak e in t o c o n s id e r a t io n
the b e n e f i t s o f the t e r r i t o r y

in w hich we a re l o c a t e d you w i l l

s e e a t a g la n c e th a t Kansas C ity can do what no o th e r c i t y in
the U nited S ta te s can d o .

May we ex ten d to you ou r h e a r t ie s t

su p p o rt o f t h is m a g n ific ie n t grow in g m e t r o p o l is «




lo u r s v e ry t r u l y ,

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DR. J. T . A X TE LL.
J. H. MCNAIR.
J. H. LINN.
S. A. HANL1N.
T H O S . SHERIDAN.
C. F. CLAASSEN.
J. A. RANDALL. J. G. REGIER.
JOHN OLINGER.

C . B. W A R K E N T IN , VICE-PR ESIDENT.
H. H. J O H N S T O N , CASHIER.
C. W . C L A A S S E N , ASS’T CASHIER.




January 6, 191H.
fka Gtfftxtlsaties Q m m ltt**»
VaskiAftoii, 0. 0.
fomtlaaan:m m

aniaratand tkat tk*m ara to ka about eight

Federal I t t i r v f Bank* Itoatad in d iffe re n t o itia s of tka tJtoitad
State*, va think It m u li fc« y c re a t kaaafit to a ll tka banks
and tha paoplt of Ka&aas to m m mm of tl* M Banks looated in
tkia T io in ity , and v l « t to Ask you to do a ll Is your poaer to
kMr« Gr*at#r Kaxiaaa O l t jr ^ lii lf w t t l at Mm of tkaa* ottiea.
Aasuriftt you tkat we w ill greatly appro© lata any
afforta pat forlk by you In tkls aattar, and tkankin* yon vary
kindly in advaaaa, «• ara,
?a»y tru ly yours,
The Ka&aas State Bank
n

.

President <>
- F O '

-< $ T k

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N a tio n a l S a n k
CAPITAL tSOtOOO

SUIfPLUS * M , 0 0 0

Jaiiy .i0 t h .I4

m<Wv*eo»DA|», mesweiir
t if U O

i W ll d l l t W C I W I I I O IW

DON KINK**
H t A . I M O k D . A M t eASMtSII

R eseyvo Bunk O rguuiLuliion Coimaigteu
Warhin £t on, D . C
Crcntlcnon: We enclose herewith our "Resolution of
Acceptance,and in this connection wish to ask for your favorable
consideration of the application of Kansas City ,IIo.for the locaticn
of one of the Reserve Banks.

The location of Kansas City,and

" serving as Kansas City does so large and ir^portant agricultural
section makes the location of a bank in this section very
desirable..Perhaps no one of these banks w ill serve the purpoas of
this measure better than a .bank, located in Kansas City would as our
•*
needs are peculiar and important7.
•

ANSW ERED




Very frilly Yours

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( D a k JMtll j i t a t e ^ a t t k
R IC H A R D L L O Y D , P r e s i d e n t
E. A . R E C T O R , V i c e - P r e s i d e n t

January

c . s . HAM BLETON, C a s h i e r
W EBBER M ALCOLM , A s s - t C a s h i e r

7 ,1 9 1 4

G en tlem en :- For rea son a to o numerous to m ention,K an sas o i t y
i s a n a tu r a l p la c e f o r one o f th e r e s e r v e banKs and sh o u ld by
a l l means have o n e .




V ery t r u l y ,

/ *-,

jr

V

1

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1004!
A. W . SN YD E

ESlbENT

H.

F. G l E S S L E R ,

VlCE-PR EST.

V . J A G G A R , CASHIER

Wqs 3ffirat National Sauk
C A P IT A L , $ 4 0 , 0O Q
0 C0

SU R PLUS, $ 8 ,0 0 0

I
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Oakley Kansas January ?thf 1914

To The Orgaiz.ation Committee of Regional Banks?
Washington D.C.

Dear Sirs:
In the matter of locations of The Regional Banks, We w^ jL
express orur preference in favor*6one located at Kansas City MO,
Trusting you may see favorable to locate one at that point.
v/e remain,
Youra very resr’y .
First National Bank of Galley.
By

V . <

Cashier.

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C, D. SIMMONS, Treas.
Norcatur.

HARRY S. KENNEDY, Sec
Cedar Blttffs.

OTIS Li BENTON, Pres,
Oberlin.
DAVE MUIRHBAD, V P. Dresden,

DECATUR COUNTY BANKERS ASSOCIATION.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
W. M. METZLER,




Dresden.

A. A. SMITH, Jennings

H. O, DOUGLAS,

Otoerlin.

H. H. BENTON,

Norcatnr.

J. P .O O R A D Y . Ofcerlln.

Oberlin, Kansas.

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT,

•i G 0 P K !-

Mr. Jerome Thralls, Manager,
Kansas City Clearing House Association,
Kansas City, Mo.
Dear Mr, Thralls:
The ambers of Ihe Decatur County
Bankers Association to-day unanimously voted in favor
o f the location of one of the Federal Reserve Banks
at Kansas City, Missouri.

Every bank of the county

expressed a favorable opinion for Kansas City as the
location of one o f the reserve banks.
The President of the Bankers Associa*
tion o f this county was requested to notify the Manager
of the Clearing House Association of Kansas City of this
action.

Accordingly I am writing you this le tte r.
Very truly yours,
(Signed)

Otis L. Benton,
President.

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0

W M . P . H O P K I N S , V i c e Pr e s t .
M - W E I L .V ic e P re s t.

O TIS

H . O . D O U G L A S ,V i c e
F. E . B E N T O N , C a s h

L. B E N T O N , P r e

Pr e s t
ie r

E S T A B L IS H E D 1891

<\\V >
OF OBERLIN,KASTSAS

\

U N ITED S T A T E S D E P O S I T O R Y

OBKKLIX,liAXSAS

y

January €nd, 1914

V

Hon. W. J. Fowler,

f

Diputy Comptroller of the Currency,
Washington, D. C.
My dear Mr. Fowler:
The entire State of Kansas is greatly interested in
having one of the Federal Reserve Banks located at Kansas City, Mo.
As you are no doubt aware, Kansas City is the sixth place in bank
clearings; is seventh in Postal receipts, and ranks:
FIRST
In Proximity to the Nation’ s Meat Supply.
In Sale of Agricultural implements.
In Sale of Yellow Pine Lumber
In Tributary Trade Territory.
In Agricultural Territory
In Pullman Business
As a Hay Market
RANKS SECOND

———-g».m*m •*<w

In Grain Receipts. (Primary.)
As A Mule Market
In Meat Packing
In Live Stock
In Railroads
RANKS THIRD
In Poultry and Egg Business
In Telegraphic Business
In Lumber Business
In Flour Output
In addition, we desire to say that the business men of Kansas
City pull together and work earnestly and sincerely for all the territory



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Fowler, -•#2*

tributary to this great financial and commercial canter.

We desire also

to call your attention to the splendid financial ability of the bankers
of Kansas City,

The associated banks of Greater Kansas City very much

desire that a Federal Reserve Bank be established there, and we most res­
pectfully request that you use your influence very actively in this
direction.
We thank you in advance for anything that you may do, and
assure you that we will personally appreciate your favorable action.




With kind regards,

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W M . P. H O P K I N S , V i c e P r e s t .

<0

O T IS

L . B E N T O N , P res

M -W E I L . V i c e P r f .s t .

H . O . D O U G L A S rViCE P r e s t
F. E . B E N T O N , C a s h i e r

E S T A B L IS H E D 1891

A i

Hon. T, P. Kane,
Acting Comptroller of the Currency,
Washington, D. C.
My dear Mr. Kane:
The entire State of Kansas is greatly interested in
having one of the Federal Reserve Banks located at Kansas City, Mo.
As you are no doubt aware, Kansas City is the sixth place in bank
clearings; is seventh in Postal receipts, and ranks:
FIRST
In Proximity to the Nation’ s Meat Supply,
In Sale of Agricultural implements.
In Sale of Yellow Pine Lumber
In Tributary Trade Territory.
In Agricultural Territory
In Pullman Business
As a Hay Market
* RANKS SECOND
In Grain Receipts, (Primary,)
As A Mule Market
In Meat Packing
In Live Stock
In Railroads
RANKS THIRD
In Poultry and Egg Business
In Telegraphic Business
In Lumber Business
In Flour Output
In addition, we desire to say that the business men of Kansas
City pull together and work earnestly and sincerely for all the territory




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Kane, —$2,

tributary to this great financial and commercial center.

We desire also

to call your attention to the splendid financial ability of the bankers
of Kansas City,

The associated banks of Greater Kansas City very much

desire that a Federal Reserve Bank be established there, and we most res­
pectfully request that you use your influence very actively in this
direction.
We thank you in advance for anything that you may do, and
assure you that we will personally appreciate your favofable action.




With kind regards,

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W M . P. H O P K I N S,Vice

Pr e s t .

O TIS

L. B E N T O N ,

P r esid e n t

F

M -W E IL ,V i c e Pr e s t.
E S T A B L IS H E D 1891

. .-'OF (XlUvlMJX.KANSAS ^
U N ITED S T A T E S D E P O S I T O R Y

Oberlin, Kansas

January 12, 1914,

Hon. W. G. McAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
My dear Mr. McAdoo:
The entire Stare of Kansas is greatly interested in
having one of the Federal Reserve Banks located a t Kansas Citv. Mo,
As you are no doubt aware, Kansas City is the sixth place in bank
clearings; is seventh in Postal receipts, and ranks:
FIRST
In Proximity to the Nations*s Meat Supply*
In Sale of Agricultural implements.
In Sale of Yellow Pine Lumber
In Tributary Trade Territory.
In Agricultural Territory
In Pullman Business
As a Hay Market
RANKS SECOND
In Grain Receipts. (Primary.)
As A Mule Market
In Meat Packing
In Live Stock
In Railroads
RANKS THIRD
In Poultry and Egg Business
In Telegraphic Business
In Lumber Business
In Flour Output
In addition, we desire to say that the business men of Kansas
City pull together and work earnestly and sincerely for all the territory




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McAdoo, --$2.

tributary to this great financial and commercial center.

We desire also

to call your attention to the splendid financial ability of the bankers
of Kansas City,

The associated banks of Greater Kansas City very much

desire that a Federal Reserve Bank be established there, and we most res­
pectfully request that you use your influence very actively in this
direction.
We thank you in advance for anything that you may do, and
assure you that we w ill personally appreciate your favorable action.
With kind regards.

'1

. JL

'ORM




1314

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W M . P . H O P K I N S , V ic e P re s t.
M - W E I L .V ic e P re s t.

O TIS

L . B E N T O N , P r e s id e d

H . O . D O U G L A S , V ic e P re s t
F. E . B E N T O N , C a s h i e r

E S T A B L IS H E D 1891

U N ITED S T A T E S D E P O S I T O R Y

O b eru n , Kansas

January 13, 19U .

Hon. W* 6* McAdoo, Chairman,
Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C*
S ir,-

\
We enclose to you herewith resolution of acceptance
V
our bank, and are ready to subscribe for our alloted share inHhe
reserve bank for this lo c a lity .

We hope, however, that you will

establish a reserve bank at Kansas City, Missouri.




Awaiting your further pleasure,
Very

yours,

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HODGES BROS.
P A G E




-r
O la th e ,

K an sas,

Jan u ary 8 * 1

19

14,

W ood row W ila o n P r e e i d e n t ,
W a s h in g t o n D .C .

D ear 8i r j ~

Kansas C i t y l a o u r n a t u r a l
b a n k in g c e n t e r a n d th e n a a r a a t
g a te w a y t o t h e g r e a t a g r i c u l t u r a l
e m p ir e o f t h e a c u t h w e e t .
We
f a e l t h a t wa a r a e n t i t l e d t o o n e
o f th e r e g io n a l r e a e r r e banka in
K a n sa s C i t y , M is a o u r l*
Wa a a k
y o u r e a r n e s t o o n s i d e r a t i o n o f K en sas C i t y .

T ou ra t r u l y .

r s -o a

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Established
W.L.DUNAWAY, P r es .

(889.

L.B.MAYNARD,V.P r e s .

WALTER BARNES,C a s h .

OF O S A W A T O M IE , K A N S A S
SURPLUS $ 1 2 , 5 0 0 .0 0

CAPITAL $ 2 5 .0 0 0 .0 0 .

Jan* 21st 1914*

To the Regional Bank Committee}
The Noon Day Club,which is the Business Men’ s Organ­
ization of this oity, desire to express to you their wish that
one of the Regional Reserve Banks be located at Kansas City,
Missouri.
This city and its surrounding country can be served
best by Kansas City.




Noon Day Club,

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C. A. WILKIN. President
J. M. CURRIGAN, Vice-President

W . H. CONDON, Treasurer
J. G. BRADLEY, Secretary

n\$ Ammatimt
F .W . STOUT
),
A , D. SW A N WICK v Executive Committee
P. S. FRICK
)

Oswego, Kansas,

January 15,1914.

$0 "’lie f?es*rr« Bank Organisation Coawittss:"*h® undersigned office re and
an d m eiab^rs o f

t h * I?*# c u t t y ®

C o m m itte e o f

th e

Os^sgo (K a n s a s V Business

H a n 1a A s s o c i a t i o n ; f o e s p * o » , f K l l y r*coramend that y o u a s t a > 3 i s h a flnqlonal

Hegftnrp Tank at K&nsas City*
^h* i n t e r e s t s , f i n a n c i a l an<3 commercialto f the agricultural south*
west in-general- and -of Kansas in. -parHottlar^ill he- served -"better- fro«
Kansas C ity than' from arsv o t h e r location.
.^ 6

r**a»u re r .
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TJ'C'I T A

OrPT) A |SJP T-TX? Come go with m e and get a glimpse of OSWEGO— located on the highbjttff of the bpautiO E ^ iiL v i.. M A
V J -m J a . fui Neosho feiver OSWEGO—where you wifi tint som e of th e best of everything: There—... .................... .
"■■■■'
'
.... fore, we want you.
OSWEGO— with a magnificent Natural Park between the city and
Neosho River. OSWEGO—bounded by gas, oil, coal and mineral, and as good farms as can be found anywhere.
REMOVE your hoodwink and see the city of BEAUTIFUL HOMES— Waterworks, good sewer system, electric lights and power plant,
ice plant, m ain lines of Frisco and M. K. & T. railroads, free m ail delivery, Deming Investment Com pany (largest in the w est), Oswego
Ladies’ College (none better for vocational training for girls,) Strode Academ y; Methodists and Presbyterians have fine new brick
churches; Baptist, Christian, Adventist, Christian. Science, Mennonite, Catholic and Holiness denominations have good churches; Three
good Hotels, steam laundry, green house, creamery, five hardware and im plem ent stores, two furniture stores, two butcher shops, four
dry goods and clothing stores, three drug stores. (Y ou say you are getting DIZZY? Not near through y et)— and we have no saloons.
Tw o newspapers, seven grocery stores, one jewelry store, three livery barns, two restaurants, two lumber yards, Grant & Hanes Mule
Market, two poultry houses, three blacksm ith shops, three tin shops, fine garage, two large flour mills, two state banks, two bakeries
Abstract office, Fred &l C. S. Perkins Loan Co., four barber shops, two tailor shops, Oswego Firemen’s band, the Grand Theatre, a gooc.
east school building, and a new $50,000 public school building on the west side, a magnificent Carnegie library, gas, w ood and coal to
burn— and, say, I didn’t tell you about the corn, wheat, oats, alfalfa and all kinds of stock raised on the farms around Oswego— and the
tomatoes. Oswego is the largest shipping point for tom atoes between Kansas City and the Gulf. You say, “ W e have plenty,” and truly
we have m uch for w hich to be thankful, but we want you and the others to share these blessings with us. W e are not selfish, and
do not want more than any other com m unity would expect had they been so fortunate as OSWEGO, w hich is the center of the high­
est type of citizenship, and surrounded by the m ost beautiful rolling prairie on the one side and the rich Neosho V alley bottom lands
on the other.
W ith these m any favorable conditions, the price of land is remarkably cheap, and there is a good oppoitunity for those w ho want
to invest in farm lands, and to those w ho want to locate in the City, com e to OSWEGO, where you and your fam ily will be w elcom ed
into a city noted for morality, sociability and generosity.
In fact, we are now ready to invest and take an interest in an Interurban line, Tile Factory, Canning Factory, Shirt Factory, Brick
Plant, Paper Mill, Foundry, or any other industries seeking a good location.
In conclusion let us say— GOME TO OSWEGO, and you will stay.
A n y correspondence to the “ Oswego Business Men’s Association” will receive prompt attention.

WitMin two miles of
W ithin five miles of r .,
WMtiis* Jfijj ,mUes of
W ithin fifteen tnilfes 'of




there
there
there
there

are
are
are
are

4,500
7,000
12,000
45,000

people
people
people
people

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F R E D P E R K f N S ,P re s id e n t .
H .A .M A R L E Y , Vice P re s id e n t.

J . W. M A R L E Y , C a s h ie r.
J R . S T A L L / N G S , A s s t Cashie r.

Os w e g o S t a t e B a n k .
000 00
000 00

C A P I T A L $ 3 0 ,, 0 0 0 .. 0 0 . .
S U R P L U S $ 2 0 t0 0 O . O O . .
S C O T T TAYLOR. D .S .ROM /NE
A.D.SWANW/CK.
H .A MARLEY.
FRED P E R K / N S .

Osw e g o , K a n s a s .

January 1 9 th , 1914*
R e s o lv e d , That th e R eserve Bank O rg a n iz a tio n Committee
is by th e Board o f D ir e c t o r s o f the Oswego S ta te Bank, Oswego,
K ansas, most e a r n e s t ly urged to e s t a b l i s h a F e d e ra l R eserve
Bank at Kansas C it y , and thus p r e s e rv e the co n v e n ie n t and
custom ary c o u rse o f b u s in e s s , the n a tu ra l c u r r e n ts o f tra d e
and flo w o f in la n d exchange in the la r g e and grow ing r e g io n
o f the Southwest c e n t e r in g i t s tra d e a t Kansas C it y , and making
th a t C ity the c l e a r in g house f o r i t s v a s t t r a n s a c t io n s .
I hereby c e r t i f y th a t the f o r e g o in g i s a tru e cop y o f
a r e s o lu t io n p assed b y unanimous v o te b y the Board o f D ir e c t o r s
o f the Oswego S ta te Bank, a t Oswego. K ansas, at a r e g u la r
m eetin g o f s a id Board h eld J&nuscfy 3m ;h, 1914•




S e c r e ta r y & C a s h ie r .

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F R E D P E R K I N S , P re s id e n t
H A M A R L E Y, Vice P re s id e n t.

J R . S T A L L I N G S , Assr. C a s h e r.

Os w e g o S ta t e B a n k .
D ir e c t o r s

CAPITAL
SURPLUS

S 30,000.00 .

s 20,000. O O .

O s w e g o ,K a n s a s .

January 2 2 , 1 9 1 4 *

S ir s :
^he L a b e tte County Bankers *A s s o c i a t l o n ,c o m p r is in g In i t s
Membership a l l the 16 banks in L a b e tte C ou nty,K ansas, th rou gh i t s
E x e cu tiv e Com m ittee, r e s p e c t f u l l y p ta y s th a t Kansas C ity be g iv e n
a F e d e r a l R eserve Bank, and th a t L a b e tte C ounty,K an sas, t o g e t h e r w ith
a l l o f th e S ta te o f K a n sa s,b e in c lu d e d in Kansas C i t y ! s R eserve
--------

D is tr ic t*

^

S ecreta ry .

The R eserve Bank O rg a in z a tio n Com mittee,
W ash !n gton ,D .C .an d Kansas C ity *




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T H E O TEGO S T A T E B A N K
J o s ia h

M o r r o w , P r e s id e n t

H . W . K k k jn t, Ca s h i e r

o
t e g o , KANS-i
OTEGO,
Federal Bank
To The Organization Committee,

January 9 , 1914

Care Secret airy of the Treasury
Washington, D .C .

^

|

Gentlemen:
We desire to add our influence to that of others in favor
of Kansas City, for the location of one of the regional banks
your ar^rOTSuF to designate.

which

Kansas City is the logical point fcr

one of these “banks owing to the vast territory which it serves.
doubt if there is a city in the United States which serves as
territory in a banking way as Kansas City does, serving as

We
much

it does

the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Hew Mexico, Oklahoma, and a part of
the states of Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Iowa, and Arkan sas.
Assuring you that any favors extended to Kansas
be appreciated by u s , we beg to remain,
Yours truly,
THS OTBGO STA'fa SAJJK .

A N SW E R E D )




BY

City will

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STEPHENS LITHO.a ENG.C©.. ST. L©UIS

C . H. E S T A B R O O K , VICE-PRESIDENT
E. A. H A N E S , CASHIER

F. J . M ILLE R , PR ESIDENT
C . A. SKfcART, VICE-PRESIDENT

No. 1718

U. S . D E P O S I T A R Y
CAPITAL Sc SUR PLU S

$ 1 2 0 ,0 0 ^ 0 0

Jan, 16, 1914.

Kansas City Clearing House Association,




Kansas City, Mo*
Gentlemen;

.
\
\
\

The Franklin County Bankers Association,
consisting of the following named banks, wish to \
\
be located in a district with Kansas City, Mo.
our Federal Reserve City:
First National Bank,
Ottawa, Kans.
Peoples Hationak Bank,
N
State Bank of Ottawa,
”
Franklin bo. State Bank,
"
Wfellaville Bank,
Peoples State Bank, Wellsville,
Farmers State Bank, Centropolis,
Citizens State Bank, Pomona,
Williamsburg State Bank,
Peoples State Bank, Richmond,
Peoples State Bank, Princeton,
State Bank of Rantoul,
Citizens Bank of Lane,
Homewood State Bank*
Yours truly,
The Franklin Co. Bankers Afeseo.
Per

/
Secretary.

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C. H. E S T A B R O O K , VICE-PRESIDENT
E. A. H A N E S , CASHIER

F. J . M ILLER , PRE8IDENT
C . A. S M AR T, VICE-PRESIDENT




NO. 1718

U. S . D E P O S I T A R Y
CAPITAL *

SUR PLUS

$12 0,0 0 0 .0 0

Jan. 16, 1914.

Jerome Thralls* Mgr.
K. C. Clearing House Association,
Kansas City, Ho.
Dear Sir:
I am mighty glad to see Kansas City

mak­

ing such a strenuous effort to secure one of the
Federal Reserve Banks for Kansas City, Mo,
There is no question about the location of
a Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, if its

sagy

advantages are taken into consideration.
If there is any special form of publicity
you wish from the Ottawa papers, kindly send me what
you wish, and I would be very glad indeed to co-op­
erate with you in regard to the matter.

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L. C. JO

President

F. C. DOBSON, Treasurer

F. R. RAMSD

Secretary

O rg a n iz a tio n Committee o f The F e d e ra l R eserve Boarci*
W ashington, D. 0*
Gentlem en:
At a m eetin g o f th e E x e cu tiv e Board o f th e F ra n k lin County
-R e ta il M erchants * A s s o c ia t io n th e f o l l o w i n g r e s o l u t i o n was un­
an im ou sly a d o p te d :
R e s o lv e d : th a t we deem i t

o f th e g r e a t e s t im portan ce t o th e .

b u s in e s s men and th e fa rm ers o f t h i s Gommunity th a t one o f th e
g r e a t R e g io n a l Banks be e s t a b lis h e d in Kansas C it y , and we u rge
you r com m ittee t o name Kansas C ity as th e l o c a t i o n o f one o f s a id
b a n k s.




E x e c u tiv e Com m ittee:

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PET IT) Uc~\ Q
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To the a-ederal Reserve Bank Committee:

The undersigned wishes to urge the claims of Kansas City,
Mo., as a location for one of the fr'ieral reserve banks, to be
established under the new curre?1'’
In addition to railroad, comrnc
. d financial advan­
tages your humble petitioner cites tl . afcjve map showing geo­
graphical advantages of the location of one of the banks in
Kansas City.
The undersigned petitions that your committee give care­
ful consideration to Kansas City in its request for a federal
reserve bank in the plans of your committee at all times and
in its special hearing in Kansas City January 24.
Signed .

........................

Address ................... . J . (r.

KANSAS CITY’S TRADE TERRITORY
MERITS A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
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F irs '- N

a t io n a l

Bank

UVERBROOK, KANSAS
B. H A R D IS T Y , P r e s i d e n t
I. L. H O O V E R . VicEliS»is.
J . A. C O R D T S , C a s h ie r
A. L O V E S O N .lk s s’TjfcJsH.

O verbrook , Kansas,
Deo. 2 6 th . 1913
S e c r e ta r y Mo Adoo
W ashington, D.C.
Dear S i r , we beg enough o f your tim e t o u rge th a t Kansas C ity
Mo. be c o n s id e r e d fa v o u r a b ly as a o i t y b e a r in g the n e c c e s s a r y
q u a l i f i c a t i o n s to become one o f the R e g io n a l Bank^ C it ie s *
L o ca te d as she i s G e o g r a p h ic a lly and c o m m e rcia lly , we b e l e i v e
she can b e s t se r v e the a g r i c u l t u r a l and s t o c k r a is in g in d u s t r ie s
o f the m id d le w e s t.




Yours t r u l y ,

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D IR E C T O R S

O F F IC E R S

D. R. LOGAN

D . R. LO GAN, PRESIDENT
a BO. P, SMITH, VIQK PRESIDENT
W . M. B ILLUPS, CASHIER

W . M. BILLUPS

G . P. SPRE1ER

T . H. BREWER

G EO. P. SMITH

W . W . BO W M A N

G E O R G E W . ASHER

N . N . CONVER SE, A S ST . CASHIER

Farmers & jTOmfowte
CAPITAL

-

$ 1 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0

la n k .

SURPLUS,

m'kechnie print, pawnee rook

-

$ 6 ,5 0 0 .0 0

H©n*aWmyeG, McAdoo’?, Treas. U.S
Washinton

B.C.-

Dear Sir
Since the new currency b ill has become

a law

I understand

that regional banks will be established in various parts of the
country. I understand that Kansas City

Missouri is being

considered

as one of the cities that is in line for one of these banks* I am
much interested in this and am pleased to

learn that

she is on

the list*
Kansas City
likewise the

is the gateway

return route

agricultural interests

to

for the commercial, industrial anil

to their eastern brethern.

in clearings. She is so located that
from east
Florida.

to west,

and

from

city. We ask you

rapid transitt is

why that this place

when so much can




I

easy
of

can not

matter

and if

a bank as will lie inaugurated

do not give it to her. Thanking; you

this matter

sixth

be said in behalf of this

to personally consider this

Kansas City hasnt the merits for such
then

She ia

Canada to the orange groves

I call see no good reason

get one of these banks

the great central west and

for due consideration inh

Bemain
Yours very truly

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D A Y LETTER

TH E W ESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SE R V ICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S a n d D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting' Its liability, which hare been assented to by the sender of the following: D a y L e t t e r .
Errors can be iruarded atralust only by repeating a message back to the leading: static* for comparison, and th» Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e tt e r * , seat at reduced rate*, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission ; nor in any ease beyond the sum of F i f t y
D o lla r s , at which, anless otherwise stated below, this Tiim arr kaa been rained by the sender thereof, nor In any case where the claim is not presented in w riting within sixty
days after the mesas re is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R ES ID EN T

R e c e iv e d a t
JEROME

B E LV ID E R E

264ksvs

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M -c o lle c t b lu e i f l extra
n
P IT T S B U R G KANSAS

JAN

B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

2 2-191 4

THRALLS
MGR

C LE A R IN G

HOUSE

ASSN

KC

MO.

F O LLO W IN G R E S O L U T IO N P A S S E D TO R E S E R V E
BANK
C O M M IT T E E IN
S E S S IO N A T K A S C IT Y RESO LVED T H A T
T H E A S S O C I A T E D COMMERCE!AL C L U B S O F
S O U TH E A S TE R N KANSAS IN C L U D IN G THE F O LLO W IN G
C I T I E S PARSONS ALTOON C H E R R Y V A L E OSWEGO C O L U M B U S Y A T E S C E N T E R W A L N U T M C C U N E
F R E D O N IA M IN E R A L GALENA
CHETOPA LA H A R P E C O F F E Y V IL L E IN D E P E N D E N C E C H A N U T E ,
I OLA P IT T S B U R G CHEROKEE .
DO H E R E B Y P E T I T I O N A N D U R G E
YOlff? H O N O R A B L E C O M M I T T E E T O S E L E C T K A N S A S C I T N
FOR T H E L O C A T I O N OF ONE
OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS
P R O V ID E D FOR
UNDER THE FE D E R A L R ESE R V E A C T
AND FURTHER TH A T YOU A P P O R T IO N
THE D IS T R lC i
SO AS T O I N C L U D E T H E E N T I R E
S T A T E OF KANSAS W IT H K A N S A S C IT Y
T H I S I S ONE OF T H E
R IC H E S T M IN E R A L AND A G IC U L T U R A L S E C T IO N S
OF THE U N IT E D S T A T E S AND
T H E N A T U R A L FLOW OF O U R
C O M M E R C IA L AND F I N A N C I A L B U S IN E S S IS
TO * J jD FROM K A S C J X i i ^ n
WE B E L I E V E A F E D E R A L R E S E R V E
BA N K LO C A TE D A T K A S C IT Y WOULD
S E R V E T H I S S E C T I O N O F OUR
S T A T E BETTER THAN IF LOCATED
AT W Y O T H E R C I T Y . T O
F A I L TO E S T A B L I S H A F E D E R A L
RESERVE B A N K A T K A N S A o C I T Y W O U L D
S E R IO U S L Y IN C O N V E N IE N C E TH E BUS IN E S S
IN TER ES TS

AND




BANKS

OF
T

T H IS
E N T IR E S E C T IO N ,
A
CORDRY
S E C Y , R ** B IT T M A N , PREST,
P S HOME IN T H E
M O R N IN G
E
M C L E N D E N IN G , CHAS H M O0RE
5 1 1 ft!

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TH E CHAM BER OF COM M ERCE
(IN C O R P O R A T E D )

P IT T S B U R G , K A N S A S

3m .

3. 9t h ,

1914.

To th e Committee o f th e O rg a n iz a tio n and L o c a tio n
o f th e R e g io n a l Banks*
Be i t r e s o lv e d , by th e Chamber o f Commerce o f the C ity o f
P i t t s b u r g , K ansas.
F ir s t;
T h is Chamber r e p r e s e n t in g th e g r e a t e s t C oal f i e l d
and t h e most e x t e n s iv e M a n u factu rin g i n t e r e s t s in th e Southwest and
b e in g th e c e n te r o f a community, w ith an E igh teen M i l l i o n D o lla r
annual pay r o l l , and r e a d ie d b y fo u r p r i n c i p a l r a i l r o a d system s and
co n n e cte d w ith su rrou n d in g com m u nities b y one hundred and t h i r t y - f i v e
m ile s o f E l e c t r i c In te ru rb a n r a i l r o a d f e e l s the v a s t im p orta n ce t o
i t s b u s in e s s i n t e r e s t s in th e p ro p e r l o c a t i o n o f a r e g io n a l r e s e r v e
bank.
S econ d ; R e a li s i n g th e p o w e rfu l in f lu e n c e s th a t w i l l be
b ro u g h t t o b e a r upon your com m ittee t o i n f lu e n c e the l o c a t i o n o f such
a bank in t h i s s e c t i o n , t h i s Chamber sp ea k in g f o r th e e ig h ty thousand
p e o p le in th e t e r r i t o r y c o n tig u o u s t o P i t t s b u r g , most r e s p e c t f u l l y
b u t u r g e n t ly r e q u e s t t h e f i n a n c i a l i n t e r e s t s o f our con m u n ity , be
p r o p e r ly and c o n v e n ie n t ly s a f e guarded and t h a t t h e most b e n e f i c i a l
p r o v is io n s o f r e c e n t f i n a n c i a l l e g i s l a t i o n b e given f u l l and unhampered
su p p ort by t h e l o c a t i o n o f r e g io n a l- r e s e r v e bank a t Kansas C it y , Mo*
T h ir d ;
In th e judgment o f t h e Chamber th e f a i l u r e t o l o c a t e
a r e s e r v e bank a t Kansas C it y , M o., would fee n o t o n ly un ?/ise but would
be most e x tre m e ly u n fo r tu n a te f o r th e p e o p le o f th e M iddle West and
Y/ould f a i l e n t i r e l y in a c o r r e c t i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f th e i n t e n t s send
p u rp o se s o f the c u r re n cy b i l l .
F o u rth ;
In v ie ? / o f th e f a c t t h a t a l l o f th e ba n k in g b u s in e s s
f o r t h i s s e c t i o n i s done in Kansas C it y , f o r n e a r l y a l l o f our C o a l,
M a n u factu rin g and R a ilr o a d i n t e r e s t s , and from th e f a c t th a t Kansas
C it y is o n e o f the l a r g e s t r a i l r o a d c e n t e r s i n the W est, we em phasize
th e p o in t o f l o c a t i n g t h i s bank in Kansas C it y , M is s o u ri*




R e s p e c t f u l l y su b m itte d .

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JOHN

R .L IN D B U R G , Pre s ide nt

R .E.C AR LTO N , Vice

OF

P IT T S B U R G .K A N S .

P r e s id e n t

H .B .K U M M , C a s h ie r
J .H .S T E P H E N S , Ass*r. C a s h ie r
H.L ROGERS, A a s t . C M e h »e r




CAPI TAL

$ 1 0 0 .0 00 .0 0

SURPLUS $

6 5 .0 0 0 .0 0

P R O FITS

December 2 6 th , 1913,

W ashington, £>.C.
Dear S i r :
In c o n n e c t io n w it h th e new cu rre n cy
law ju s t r e c e n t l y been p a s s e d , we are v e r y an x iou s
t o see one o f th e r e g io n a l hanks l o c a t e d a t Kansas
C i t y , Mo •
We w ould a p p r e c ia t e i t v e r y much i f
you c o u ld se e y o u r way c l e a r t o use y o u r in f lu e n c e
tow ards g iv in g Kansas C it y , Mo. one o f t h e s e i n s t i t u t i o n s ,
w hich we b e l i e v e you f u l l y u n d ersta n d w ou ld se r v e a
g r e a t d i s t r i c t b o th C om m ercial, I n d u s t r ia l and
A g r ic u ltu r a l.
I m ight a ls o m en tion th a t Kansas C ity
h o ld s sixfch p la c e in c l e a r in g s f o r th e U n ited S t a t e s .
A ssu rin g you o f our a p p r e c ia t io n f o r
anyth in g you may do in t h is m a t te r , I am,

Yours v e ry r e s p e c t f u l l y ,

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J O H N

R .L IN D B U R G

R .E .C A R L T O N , V ic e

O F P IT T S B U R G , KANS-

, P r e s id e n t
Pr e s id e n t

WLnttvfr

H .B .K U M M .C a s h ie r
J .H . S T E P H E N S

H .L .R O G E R S . A

. A s s t . C a s h ie r

s s t




. C a s h ie r

C A P I T A L .
SUR P L U S
P R O M T S

$

10 0 , 0 0 0 0 0

$ 100,000.00

.. Jan.

Mr.

3 s 191 ^

Thrall* Wpr*

Kan* City Clearings House A s s n .*

Karu City Mb.$
Dear Mr. Thralls:

In reply

to vour letter of

the 2?th Ultimo beg to advise we have alreadv written
our Congressman* Senator and th* fleoret'tr-v nf th*
Treasury advising them of the advantages
for th*

loaeition of a

Kan. City has

Federal Reserve Bank*

We have

received a letter from our Congressman telling us
for it and
a letter
receipt
and

would

do all he possibly could for you, also

from the Secy, of the Treasury acknowledging
of our letter*

can assure you

e l c -h b k

he was

I w ill keep the good work tip

we are for you*
Verv T;

Gaahier

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A . E . Ma

X w e

J o h n . M a x w e I I, .Cashier.
C h a s S .S m ith , A sst Cashier.

I1, President. '

C. M. Condon . Vic© President.

Q 4I8

The National Bank of Commerce
In

Pittsburg

D ep ository ot the United States

Capital $100,000.as
C o m m e r c e B u ild in g .

Pittsburg, Kans., Deo.

3 1 , 19 13 .

Mr. Jerome T h r a l l s ,
K. C. C l e a r i n g House A s s n .
Kansas C i t y ,
Mo.
Dear S i r :
In c o m p l i a n c e w i t h y o u r l e t t e r o f th e
2 7 t h , we a r e
en d ing w i r e t o ou r R e p r e s e n t a t i v e
from t h i s d i s t r i c t , a l s o th e two S e n a t o r s from
K ansas and to the F e d e r a l R e serv e Bank O r g a n i z a t i o n
Committee, u r g i n g t h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t o f t h e r e s e r v e bank
a t Kansas C i t y , Mo. and we hope t h a t the e f f o r t s o f a l l
o f the ba k s o f t h i s s e c t i o n w i l l be s u c c e s s f u l .




Yours v e r y t r u l y ,

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P O S T A L T E L E G R A P H - C O M M E R C IA L C A B L E
CLAREN CE

RECEIVED AT

POSTAL TELEGRAPH BUILDING
<46 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE

W A S H IN G T O N , D. C .
T e le p h o n e :

m a i n 0*00

H. M ACKAY,

Pr e s i d e n t .

DELIVERY No.

TELEGRAM

ThePuci-,1 Ttiegraph-C able Company (in c o rp o ra te d )tra n s m its and deliv e rs this message subject to the terms and conditions p rin te d on the back of this blank.
t W —7131

DESIGN PATENT No. 40529

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Fodar^. Bank

Q rga n iiatien C osa ittee
Care S«ety Treaaary faalsn DO

urge th e establiahaafct e f fe d e ra l r a te r r e T&ank a t Xfcaa&seity Mo
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/

T . J . F L .E T O H R ", H M tlO IN T
A . OOHANNE
OB PRESIDENT
A . F. JOHAN,
v , CASHIER
L . C . C H R I S T E N S O N , ASSISTANT OASHIBR

Stye lank of Poarfjattan
C A P I T A L A N D S U R P L U S S2S.O OO .OO

Jan* 6) 191^*
Federal Reserve Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen: —
We wish to recommend the advisability of appointing Kansas City
as on of the Jlfderal reserve Cities, being the most central city
.of-the..J1our States , Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska^ Iowa.
Y 0ur s v @ry .tr^ly,

'A N




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S. D.

A, PESIDENT

H. A. J O H N S M E Y E R , V. PRESIDENT

w. G.

A LV IN G A TE S , CASHIER

d a v is

,

. s t C a s h ie r

T h e F a r m e r s St a t e B a n k
C A P IT A L AN D SURPLU S, $ 1 6 ,8 0 0 .0 0

R il e y , K a n sa s,

January 12,^191
rff— r - -----

Mr W illia m G. McAdoo,
S e c r e ta r y o f the T re a su ry , W ashington D.’ C.
Dear S i r : -

,
__ _
B ecause o f the f i n a n c i a l and com m ercial s t r e h & $ r 'o f

Kansas C ity , and the t e r r i t o r y w hich I t s e r v e s , we most r e s p e c t f u l l y
p e t i t i o n th a t you l o c a t e a F ed era l r e s e r v e toanK in th at C ity .




v e r y t r u ly y o u r s ,
C a s h ie r , Farmers S ta te RanK,
R i l e y , Kansas.




-t

PETITION
To the F ed era l Reserve B a n k C o m m itte e :
The undersigned wishes to u rge the claims of K ansas City,
Mo., as' a location fo r one of the fed eral reserve banks, to be
established under the new cu rren cy law.
In addition to railroad, commercial and financial a d v an ­
tages y o u r humble petitioner cites the above map showing geo­
g raphical advan tages of the location of one of the banks in
K ansas City. !
The undersigned petitions that .your committee give care­
fu l consideration to K a n sas'C itiy in 'its request for a federal
reserve bank in the plans of y o u r committee at all times and
in its special hearing in K a n sas C ity J a n u a ry 24.

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A . H. r

"FET, President

COLLECTIONS A SPECIALTY

R

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A JnN JkK

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DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS

R

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R eserve Bank O rg a n iz a tio n C om m itte,—
W ashington, D. C.

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Gentlem en:The o f f i c e r s and s t o c k h o ld e r s b f t h is
bank have a u th o rix e d me to w r it e you in t h e ir b e h a lf u rg in g
you t o l o c a t e one o f the F ed era l R eserve Banks in Kansas C ity
Mo.

We l i k e

thousands o f o th e r banks in the g rea t c e n t r a l

and south w estern s e c t io n o f t h i s co u n try would be,much
b e t t e r serv ed from $ h is p o in t then any o t h e r . The n a tu ra l
l o c a t i o n and r e s o u r c e s to g e a th e r w ith th e number o f banks
th a t can be b e s t served from Kansas C ity , Mo. com bine to
make i t one o f th e n a tu r a l p o in t s to l o c a t e an i n s t i t u t i o n
o f t h i s k in d .
T ru s tin g th a t you can see t h i s in t h i s l i g h t and th at
we may be a d v ise d o f the l o c a t i o n o f on o f your banks a t
Kadsas C it y , we are ,




Very r e s p e c t f u l l y ,
i „

c l .

CASHIER.

.Cashier

CASHIER,

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F . S .R O C K E F E L L E R , Pre si de nt,
H .A .F R I E R , V ic e P r e s id e n t .

V. K. H O O V E R , f

TR.

C.W .M'r K E E N , A.

ASHIER.

CAPITA!i $ 5 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0 ,
SURPLUS ♦ 6 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0 .

Jan. 3 ,1 9 1 4 .
S e c r e t a r y o f ^ rea su r
W ashington, B .C .
H onorable 3 i r : -

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As s e c r e t a r y o f th e R u s s e ll Connty B a n k ers’

A s s o c i a t io n I d e s ir e t o in form you th a t th e TEH BAKK3 o f .
R u s s e ll County a re agreed t h a t Kansas C it y i s d e s e r v in g o f
a B e g io n a l H eserve Bank.
We t r u s t you w i l l g iv e our f a v o r ­
ed C ity most c a r e f u l c o n s id e r a t io n when s e l e c t i n g c i t i e s
f o r B e g io n a l R eserve Banks.




Very r e s p e c t f u l l y ,n

*

S ecreta ry .

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Form 2283

NIGHT L E T T E R
T H E W ESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

26,000 O FFICES IN AM ERICA

CABLE SER VICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

T H E O . N . VAIL, PRESIDENT
RECEIVER’S No.

B E LV ID E R E B RO OK S, GENERAL MANAGER
TIME FILEO

CHECK

Paid.
S E N D the following N IG H T LETTER subject to
the terms on back horoof which are hereby agreed to
J
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v- 110„ 0
Russell, i*ansas, January

i,'iit
1.. 1«*

Seerota ly of treasury;
'.7asliin^tonf B. 0*

•Ton banks of Tiussell County, Kansas, appeal to you
to select Kansas C ity, Missouri, for ^erdonal TSes.erve Bask
as point best a*ble to serve a oreat territory v ita lly interested
and"effected. Illicit l'apidly growing states already contribute
d irectly to that point an£ future w ill increase greatly#




l£. K. Brundage, President,
Bussell County Panders Association*

lANSWERED;

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(Eljamber of (Eommrro
S A U N A , KANSAS

January,
T w e n t y -f ir s t ,
N in e t e e n -fo u r t e e n .

WHEREAS, The o b j e c t o f the e s ta b lis h m e n t
©f R e g io n a l R e se rv e Banks by the N a tio n a l Govern­
ment i s t© fu r n is h f a c i l i t i e s t© a l l s e c t i o n s ©f
th e cou n try t o t r a n s a c t i t s f i n a n c i a l b u s in e s s
q u i c k l y , c o n v e n ie n t ly , and w ith as l i t t l e d i s t u r b ­
ance t© p r e s e n t w e ll e s t a b lis h e d ch an n els as
p o s s ib le , th e r e fo r e ,
BE IT RESOLVED, By the Chamber o f Commerce
o f the c i t y o f S a lin a , Kansas, th a t i f the g r e a t
a g r i c u l t u r a l , l i v e s t o c k , m e r c a n t ile , and manu­
f a c t u r i n g i n t e r e s t s in the la r g e and r a p i d ly
g row in g t e r r i t o r y n a t u r a lly t r ib u t a r y t o , and
now b e in g s e r v e d by the Banks o f Kansas C i t y , Mo*
a re t o r e c e i v e any d i r e c t b e n e f i t from the
R e g io n a l R e se rv e System , i t w i l l be n e c e s s a r y to
have one such banks lo c a t e d a t th a t p o i n t , and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy o f t h is
R e s o lu t io n be p re s e n te d t o the O rg a n iz a tio n
Committee o f the R e g io n a l R eserve System .
The above i s a tr u e copy ©f a R e s o lu t io n
unanim ously a d opted by the Chamber o f Commerce o f
S a lin a , K ansas, on January the 2 1 s t , 1914.




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C. C . K . S C O V I L L E , P r e s i d e n t
F. J . H O L T H A U S , C a s h i e r

I

A U G U S T K R A M E R , V ic e P r e s t .
A . J . W E M P E , A s s t. C ash Ie r

GUARANTEED 1
CAPITAL,SURPLUS & PROFITS $

£-0,000.00

S E N E C A ,K A N S A S

D ec. 3 1 s t , 1 9 1 3 *
Jerome T h r a lls , Mgr*
K. C. C le a r in g House A s s f n*
Kansas C it y , Mo*
Dear S ir
I am j u s t in r e c e i p t o f y ou r fa v o r o f the 2 7 th in s t*
a sk in g our c o - o p e r a t io n in the b r in g in g to Kansas C ity o f a
F e d e ra l R eserve Bank, and I h a ste n to a ss u re you th at
th e re w i l l be n o th in g l e f t

^undone th a t 1 can do to a s s i s t

in t h is v ery much d e s ir e d

con sign ation .

I th in k i t would be

a g r e a t th in g f o r a l l t h i s w estern cou n try to have a F e d e ra l
R eserve Bank in y o u r c i t y , and I b e l i e v e i t w i l l be a b s o lu t e ly
n e c e ss a r y to

t h is g r e a t sou th w estern a g r i c u l t u r a l community, ana

th at i t would be f o r th e v ery b e s t i n t e r e s t s o f the new Currency
Law th a t t h i s g re a t w estern cou n try sh ould be serv ed by a
bank in i t s own m id st.

T h e re fo re count on me and remember th a t

Ihe movement has my b e s t w ish es and h e a rty good w il l*
T ru stin g t h ia l e t t e r w i l l f in d you

q u ite w e l l , and

b u s in e s s as good as e v e r , I have the h on or to rem ain,




Yours v ery t r u l y ,

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J A C O B M A C K .,P r e s .
' S . S . R E E D . V cc e -P r e s .
F .M ,W I L S O N , C a s h i e r .
F - J E 5 S l £ f e .W I'-S O N , A s s t . C a s h .

C A P ITA L & S U R P L U S

$ 2 6 ,5 0 0 .

S o ld ie r ,K a n s a s , ja n j

O r g in iz a t io n Committee o f R e g io n a l Banks,
W ashington, D. C.
G entlem en:~
We s i n c e r e l y ask you r fa v o r a b le
a,
c o n s id e r a t io n t o th e l o c a t i n g o f AR e g io n a l Bank in Knasas C ity
Mo.

We f e e l th a t i t w ould be v e ry c o n v e n ie n t and th a t

th e t e r r i t o r y i s q u it e la r g e w hich i s

j u s t l y t r ib u t a r y t o

Kansas C it y and w ould a p p r e c ia t e you r fa v o r a b le a c t i o n in th e
m a tte r .




R e s p e c t f u l ly y o u r s ,
*

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ELI D /
TH O S

<5, PREST.

A . P. W I L L I A M S , CASHIER

W. C . P A L M E R , SE
A N N A W ILLIAM S,

J D E B A C K , V . PREST.

,r. C a s h i e r

E S T A B L I S H E D A P R I L 1, 1889

CAPITAL $20,000

SURPLUS $15,01)0

Spring

hill,

Kans .,Jan,

191^

To The O r g a n iz a tio n Com mittee,
W a sh in g ton / D* C,
G en tle m e n :-

The S p rin g J n .ll Banking i s d e s ir o u s o f g o in g upon r e c o r d

i n fa v o r o f Kansas C i t ^ a s one o f th e p o in t s d e s ig n a te d as one o f th e 8
o r 12 C i t i e s o f th e U* S» i n w hich s h a ll be lo c a t e d a F e d e ra l Reserve
Bank,
F ir s t,

There a re v a r io u s re a son s why we f a v o r Kansas C ity*
I t i s the n e a r e s t G e og ra p h ica l C enter o f any la r g e C ity i n the

U *n ited S t a t e s ,

surro& nded by the r i c h e s t a g r i c u l t u r a l t e r r i t o r y on th e

C o n tin e n t, h e r Commercial I n d u s t r ia l p u r s u it s ranks h er among the f o r e ­
most C i t i e s o f th e U* S* and we p r e d i c t f o r Kansas C ity a g r e a t fu tu r e
■on a cco u n t o f h e r l o c a t i o n and h er v a s t t e r r i t o r y ,

and she i s ^ D t h i*n

p o p u la t io n and y e t 6th i n h e r Bank C le a r in g s *
The Southwest have j u s t r i g h t to be prou d o f Kansas C ity ,.

We f e e l t h a t

no e r r o r w ould be made by th e H onorable Committee i n l o c a t i n g one R eserve
Bank in Kansas C ity and we r e s p e c t i v e l y P e t i t i o n you t o th a t e f f e c t *




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The Fedral Bank organisation Com*,
Ifashington T>.C.
Gfentelmen5
Just a fgrd in regard to the location
of one of tnose Banks,
have been actively In the Banking Business for
twenty six years, in Kansas, and during that time
our most active account has betn at Kansas City Mo.
We are members of the Araerien Bankers Association,
pf tne Kansas Banker# Association, and a re fairly well
acquainted with the trend of the banking business in
tne ioutn-west, ana. feeiieve that thfere could n o t be
a better location round ror us and bur fellow Bankers,
Kanas Ciity, Mo., is sure a great Clearinghouse for
us of the southwest, and i*or our convenience t hope
tnat you may see it best to locate one of the

3*edral

Reserve Banks tnere.




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J . H. S '
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H, P r e s i d e n t
ISH , C a s h i e r

. L. M c M U R P H Y , V i c e P r e s i d e n t
R. A. N E W M A N , A s s ' t C a s h i e r

a

National lank

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JJanuary 7th, I 914.

Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D .C.
Gentlemen;I beg to hand you herewith Resolution of Acceptance
of the terms of the new Federal Reserve Act, which was duly
adopted at the regular Monthly Meeting of the Board on yesterday
Our Board of Directors also unites in requesting that
the Federal Reserve Bank for this district be located at
Kansas City, Missouri. Whilt StJLouis has a larger vilume of
clearings, we feel that geographical position should score as
many points ; especially will this be tru« if the Reserve Banks
will essay the collection of items,

acting as great Clearing

Houses for their customers. While Ft.Louis serves Arkansas
and Texas, the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and that
portion of Cilorado east ef the mountains, are largely tribu­
tary to Kansas City.




Yours very truly,

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The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.
E . L . COPELAND,
Secretary and Treasurer.
A . O. W ELLM AN,
Assistant Treasurer.

OFFICE OF TH E SE C R E T A R Y AND T R E A SU R E R .

JA S. MOORE,
Paymaster.
A . D. G RAY,
Cashier.
In Your Reply Please Refer to
File No.

Topeka, Kansas, January 22, 1914.
Federal Organization Committee for the
Establishment of Regional Banks,
Gentlemen:
I desire to submit to you a few important reasons why
a Regional Bank should be located in Kansas City, Missouri:—
First— To preserve the present and well establish­
ed volume of trade which naturally seeks a
channel through Kansas City, Missouri.
Second— To establish among the people of this
great Southwest complete confidence in the
stability of our financial institutions
by providing a Regional Bank, under Govern­
ment Regulation, which would be capable of
serving the needs of all of the people of
the Kansas City District.
If only a Branch Reserve Bank is established in as large
a financial centre as Kansas City, where the growth of the
adjacent territory will greatly increase in the next ten
years, then why not have but one large central bank in New
York City and its branch banks in all of the other cities of
the country.
The Western Bankers who have established business con­
nections with banks in Kansas City, Missouri, would, no
doubt, endorse the establishment of a Reserve Bank at that
point, but as an employe of a corporation, I desire to have
you consider the interest of the workingmen, who are concern­
ed in knowing that their wage checks, which they receive
semi-monthly or monthly, as the case might be, are as good
as Government Warrants and can be used in the payment of
grocery or coal bills or can be cashed in gold at the bank.
What better action could be taken by the Government to
create a feeling of confidence among the working classes of
this Southwestern section than for this Committee to decide
that a Regional Bank should be located at the largest finan­
cial and commercial center through which our trade now




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-2 passes, and by that action, preserve the business through its
ordinary channel?
I say that this established confidence of
the workingman, in receiving his wages, lays the foundation
for him to deposit his savings in the bank, accumulate a small
fund for a rainy day, and as prosperity smiles upon him, be­
come a regular depositor at the bank.
If this confidence is to be established at Kansas City,
then that city must be recognized by the Government with as
good banking facilities as any other one of our financial
centers.
She deserves it.
I represent a corporation which employes laborers d is­
tributed from Kansas City, Missouri, through Kansas into
Colorado, through Oklahoma to the Texas line, and into New
Mexico, all tributary to Kansas City, Missouri,— these em­
ployes numbering about twenty-five thousand and receiving
monthly wages of one million and a half dollars, nearly all
of which is cleared through the banks at Kansas City, making
it especially important that the credit system thus establish­
ed should remain unchanged, whereby the laboringman pays his
bills to the merchant with his wage check, which is then de­
posited by the merchant in the bank, and the bank sends it to
Kansas City for credit and it is collected through the r a il ­
road account.
I venture to say that the semi-monthly or monthly wage
checks of over one hundred thousand railroad employes in this
Southwestern Section are paid by the Kansas City Clearing
House monthly, and it certainly would be unfortunate and d is­
astrous to take any steps which would disturb this relation­
ship and divert this business to some other city.
The expansion of business in the Southwest depends en­
tirely upon the securing of additional capital and the ability to secure additional funds when needed.
Business
is benefited when the source of supply is close at hand, and
in my judgement, the failure to locate a Regional Bank at
Kansas City, which is our great clearing centre, would injure
the splendid business of this district.




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Comptroller of the Currency,
Washington, D*. C*
Dear S i r * * The Topeka Clearing House Association unanimously endorses
and urges Zansas City* Missouri, as one of the ideal locations for a
regional hank.

Her commanding location, financial importance, and the

large and growing territory which, is tributary to Ixer, have made hex
the clearing house of this southwest country and our natural center




Kespeetfui:
President Topeka Clearing House
Association,

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Hon, Secretary of the (Treasury,
Washington, P. 0#
Bear Sir: —
$lci& Topeka Clearing House Association unanimously endorses

and urges Kansas City, Missouri, as one of the ideal locations for a
regional hank.

Her comian ding location, financial importance, and the

large and growing'territory which is tributary-to her, have made her
the clearing house of this southwest country and our natural center.
rrO"
^
Respectfully,
President Topeka Clearing House
Association#
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Copy to Comptroller of the Currency, Washington
”
Kansas City Clearing House Association.




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to 11© Seodrotaxy of t&e Troastary ©id the 0dmp1?ro2lor o f tb& Czorroncy‘
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I

W . J. BAILEY, Vice President
W . H. BURKS, Vice President

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E. E. AMES, President

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GEO, S. MURPHEY, Treasurer
JOHN T. MORRISEY, Secretary

The Bankers Deposit Guaranty and Surety Company
TOPEKA, KANSAS
Authorized Capital, $500,000.

General Offices,
Central Bank Building,
Topeka, Kansas

DEPOSITORY

AND FIDELITY

BONDS WRITTE

OR KANSAS BANKS AND BANK EMPLOYEES

RESOLUTION.




WHEREAS, The Bankers Deposit Guaranty & Surety Company of Topeka, Kansas, organized in 1909 by two hundred Kansas
Bankers to protect the interests and promote the welfare of the
banks of Kansas, which Company now has two hundred forty-seven
bankers interested as stockholders and ten hundred and sixty
bankers insured, and
'
WHEREAS, The Stockholders of said Company, on this
21st day of January, 1914, at the annual Stockholders' Meeting,
in considering the welfare of the banking interests of Kansas,
under the recently enacted "Federal Reserve A ct," unaminously
believe that it would be to the best interests of the banking
and business interests of the State of Kansas, should Kansas
City be designated as one of the Federal Reserve cities*
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Stockholders of The Bankers De­
posit Guaranty & Surety Company that "THE RESERVE BANK ORGANIZA­
TION COMMITTEE" be urgently requested to designate Kansas City
as a Federal Reserve City,
f
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That W. J. Bailey be authorized
and requested to present this resolution and request, i n yperson,
to the Honorable Members of The Reserve Jank Organization Committee.

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Dated January 21st, 1914.
A True Copy.

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3078

%)xt Cfntrd^tttmnU jfomk.
CAPITAL

o f f i c e r s

$200,00 0,00

Jan. 27,
19 14.

Mr. Jerome t h r a l l s . Manager,
The Kansas C it y C le a r in g House,
Kansas C it y , M is s o u r i.
P ear Mr. T h r a ll s :
As the tim e was s h o r t and I had no o p p o r t u n it y t o
t e s t i f y "before the R eserve Bank O rg a n iz a tio n
Committee a t Kansas C it y , I have though t o f
a few t h in g s th a t I th in k ought t o have b een
im pressed upon t h e i r m inds.
In th e f i r s t p l a c e , I do n o t "b eliev e th e r e i s a Bank
in Kansas t h a t i s n ot v e r y a n x iou s f o r a F ed­
e r a l R eserve Bank t o be e s t a b lis h e d a t Kansas
C ity .
In f a c t , I th in k th e re a re s e v e r a l Na­
t i o n a l Banks in the S ta te ( I know o f a few o f
them) th a t would have d e n a t io n a liz e d had th e y
n ot have th ou gh t th a t Kansas C it y would have
one o f th e se R eserve B anks.
I b e l i e v e th a t i f a Bank i s lo c a t e d a t Kansas C ity
th a t th e y w i l l g e t th re e o r f o u r tim es as many
S ta te Banks in t o th e R e g io n a l Bank as th e y w i l l
i f Kansas C it y sh ou ld n ot have o n e .
The tw e lv e
hundred Banks in Kansas have grown up w ith Kansas
C it y and th e y are lin k e d t o g e t h e r .
They have
f a i t h in Kansas C it y and the Kansas C it y Bankers
and I b e l i e v e a R e g io n a l Bank lo c a t e d th e re w i l l
have a s s o c ia t e d w ith i t th re e tim es the number
o f Banks as th e y w i l l have sh ou ld i t be lo c a t e d
e ls e w h e r e .
From the p o in t o f s e r v in g th e p e o p le o f t h i s s e c t i o n
o f the S t a t e , and from the p o in t o f s u c c e s s on
the p a r t o f th e Government, I c a n ’ t h e lp but
th in k th a t i t w i l l be a s e r io u s m istake i f
Kansas C it y sh ou ld n o t be d e s ig n a te d f o r a Re­
g io n a l Bank.
I have g r e a t c o n fid e n c e in the
Com m ittee, how ever, and b e l i e v e th a t a f t e r th e y
rea d c a r e f u l l y the t e s t im o n ie s g iv e n b e fo r e
them, and s c r u t i n i z e th e m atter c l o s e l y th a t




:

J . R. B U R R O W , P r e s i d e n t .
E . E . A M E S , V ic e : P r e s i d e n t .
G EO. A.GUIUD. C a s h i e r .
H. F. G U T r i R l E . A s s t . C a s h i e r ,

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Resolutions unanimously adopted by the Executive
Council of the Kansas Bankers Association in Session at
Kansas City, Mo. January 17* 1914*




Resolvedi by the executive committee of
the Kansas Bankers Association, that since it is to
the direct interest of 1147 banks and trust companies
of this state that one of the federal reserve banks,
provided for under the federal reserve act, be located
at Kansas City:
V/e do hereby petition and urge your honorable
body to consider favorably the application of that
great city for the location of one of these banks:
And that in apportioning the districts, you
include the entire state of Kansas in the district with
Kansas City.
The regular flow of our commercial and finan­
cial business is to and from Kansas City.
That city is our natural: market *distributing
and financial center.
Her railroads, radiating through our state,
give us better transportation and mail facilities
than can be had from any other city.
The failure to establish a federal reserve
bank at Kansas City would cause serious inconvenience
to the business interests and banks of thfV entire
state, which is one of the greatest agricultural,
mineral and manufacturing states of the Union.
Kansas City, ranking sixth in bank clearings,
seventh in postal receipts, second as a live stock
market and tenth in manufacturing, proves her supremacy
in this great Southwestern territory.
(Signed) Executive Committee of
The Kansas Bankers Association.
W. J. Bailey, President
W.
Bowman, Secretary.

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J. B A IL E Y , PRESIDENT, ATCHISON
E . M U L L A N E Y , V I C E - P R E S I D E N T . H I L L C I TY
W . B O W M A N , S E C RE TA R Y. T OPEKA
M. S H IR A S , T r e a s u r e r . Ottawa

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H . M . P H I L I P S . D O V ER
F. E. B O D L E Y , CH ANUTE
H . S . B U Z I C K , JR. , SYLVAN GROVE
F. W D E N T O N , HAVEN
L . W . F U L L E R T O N , M E D I C I N E LODGE

Jan * 14 , ^ ^ 1 4 *

a n s a s

The Organization Committee,
Washington, I). C. ,
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The hankers of Kansas,
in number, are
a unit in their desire
^^nsas£it^rj| Mo • should he
designated as one of the eigfFRF81¥rve Sank cities*
As a matter of provincial pride, it will mean as much
to the state of Kansas as if some city within her own
border*were designated, for essentially Kansas City is
our city*, but it is mf«/o»cthe matter of personal pride
which prom pts the fa v o r which the bankers of Kansas
extend to Kansas City*
It is because they believe
that she is geographically set in the midst of a mmgaiXt!__
cent agricultural territory all of which is tributary
.
to Kansas City, and further, because this large /territory
is a growing and rapidly developing territory whose re*»
sources ar§ natural rather than a r t ific ia l, a t$rritt»ry
>'v1l4
that supplies the world with that which it feedfc upon
and is clothed*
^
It is in the conscientious belief that the
interest of the whole country will be served by the
location of one of the Regional Banks at Kansas City,
Mo, that the interest of Kansas bankers to a unit has
attached*
Bespeaking the utmost of your consideration in
this behalf, I remain,
Yours ver
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T H S

K A N S A S

B A N K E R S

A S S O C I A T I O N .

0JTIC2 OF SECRETARY.’
tfopeka, Kans, Jan* 28, 1914
To the Bank Addressed
At the hearing held before the organization
Committee in Kansas C i t v ^ he 23rd in st*, the claims of
Kansas City tor t»ie location of one of the eight or twelve
Regional banks was strongly presented before Secretaries
McAdoo anC Houston.
In the course of it, some emphasis
was placed upon the attitude of the banks of Kansas, and to
what extent they were favorable to Kansas City. Governor
Bailey, President of the Kansas Bankers Association, testified
to his belief that the bankers of Kansas were practically a
unit for Kansas City.
The best evidence would
each and every one of the banks of
supplement this general testimony,
an expression be secured and filed
Committee at Washington.

be an expression from
Kansas, and therefore to
it is desired that such
with the Organization

Our former circular letter on the subject was
merely for the purpose of enlisting interest and suggested
the sending of many letters and telegrams, and did not call
for a reply. This letter is distinct in that it asks you
without f a i l , provided you are favorable to Kansas City, to
sign and return the enclosed card that within the next few
days eleven hundred or more such testimonials may be for­
warded to and filed with the Organization Committee*
Kansas City is our city into which all the
streams of commerce from Kansas flow, and every Kansas
banker will be glad of the opportunity, we are sure, to
cast a vote for Kansas City as the location of one of tW%
regional banks.
Let the oard be signed and sent forward please
immediately.




Respectfully,
W. W. Bowman, secretary.

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J. B A IL E Y , President. At chi son
E . M U L L A N E Y , V i c e - P r e s i d e n t . H i l l CITY
W . B O W M A N . S e c r e t a r y , To pek a
M. S H I R A S , TREASURER, OTTAWA

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P H I L I P S , D O V ER
B O D L E Y , CH ANUTE
B U Z I C K , JR. . SY+ VAN GROVE
D E N T O N . HA VEN
F U L L E R T O N , M E D I C I N E LODGE

TOPEKA, KAN SASFeb. 6 , 1914*

The Organization Committee,
Washington, B. C.
Gentlemen:I have the honor to transmit by Well© Fargo
Express approximately one thousand card requests signed
by members of this association in Kansas, petitioning
in favor of the selection of Kansas City as the loca­
tion of one of the Regional Banks.
The number of such
requests contained in the package addressed to be exact
is I think 9^1.
Others are reaching us daily and
the number will therefore be supplemented a little
later by ordinary mail.
The banks of Kansas will greatly appre­
ciate your favorable consideration of their unanimous
wish in this behalf.
Yours very t r u i y ^ ^ ^ ^ g ^ ^ ^
WB-w




Secretary*

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one

February l l t h t 1914*

Sir*
I beg to acknowledge the re ce ip t o f
your l e t t e r o f February 6th and to advise that
the sentiment o f the banks o f Kansas, as indicated
by your in clu su res, with referen ce to the proper
lo c a tio n fo r a fe d e ra l Reserve Bank in your v ic in ­
it y , w ill be sa ile d to the a tten tion o f the Committee
when determining th is question*
R eapoetfu lly,

Secretary,
Reserve B ink Organisation Coraraittee*
Mr* W* W* Bowman, S ecretary,
Kansas Bankers* A ssocia tion ,
Topeka, Kansas•

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J , B A IL E Y . PRESIDENT, ATCHISON
E . M U L L A N E Y , V ic e -P re s id e n t, H i l l c i t y
W . B O W M A N , S e c r e t a r y . To p eka
M. S H I R A S , TREASURER. OTTAWA

TOPEKA.HANSAS

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M . P H I L I P S , DO VER
E . B O D L E Y , CHANUTE
S . B U Z IC K , J R .. S Y L V A N G R O VE
W D E N T O N . HA VEN
W . F U L L E R T O N , M E D IC IN E LODGE

F eb . 1 2 , 1914 *

The O r g a n i z a t i o n C om m ittee,
W a sh in g to n , B. C.
G en tlem en : Su p p lem en tin g th e p e t i t i o n s o f t h e b an ks
o f K a n sa s f o r th e e s t a b li s h m e n t f o r one o f t h e R e g io n a l
R e s e r v e b a n k s a t K a n sa s C i t y fo rw a rd e d you b y W e lls
F argo E x p r e s s on th e 5th i n s t , I am now han d i ng you 21
a d i i j t i o n a l r eques t s w h ich h ave come to J a a n d ..s i n c e V n e T '^
fo rm er w ere Bent jfeu/ S n i i l l i e i e we w i l l k i n d l y a s k you
to a s s o c i a t e w ith th e 9^0 o th e r r e q u e s t s m aking an
a g g r e g a t e o f 1001 amd p r o b a b l y s t i l l o t h e r s w i l l f o l l o w .
I am a l s o h a n d in g you h e r e w i t h copy o f t h e l e t t e r
w hich we a d d r e s s e d to th & Jka-nks a f Kan s a s in vi_ tim ; t h e i r
a c t i o n in t
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add "only t h a t a form er
1 e t T e r s e n t to Kan sa s b ank s som e w eeks p r e v i o u s , an d
which was r e f e r r e d to b y Governor B a i l e y in h i s t e s t im o n y
b e f o r e y o u r com m ittee a t i t s h e a r i n g in K a n sa s C i t y ,
was n o t a referen dum and did n o t c a l l f o r r e p l i e s , a l thogh a number o f r e p l i e s were r e c e i v e d a s G overn or
B a i l e y t e s t i f i e d . T h is f i r s t l e t t e r was f o r th e p u rp o se
o f e n l i s t i n g th e i n t e r e s t o f th e b a n k s b y t h e w r i t i n g
o f l e t t e r s and th e s e n d in g o f t e l e g r a m s , and did n ot
c o n te m p la te r e p l i e s a t a l l *
I t was to tViis second
l e t t e r , copy o f w hich I e n c l o s e , t h a t th e s e p e t i t i o n s
h ave been t h e r e f o r e com ing.
The b an ks o f K a n s a s a r e
a w a i t i n g w i t h e x p e c t a n t i n t e r e s t th e a c t i o j i o f th e
c o m m itte e , and t r u s t t h a t K ansas C i t y w i l l r e c e i v e t h e i r
most f a v o r a b l e c o n s i d e r a t i o n .
Y o u rs v e r y




W¥B-w

S ecretary*

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February 18 th# 1914 ♦

S ir :
I beg to acknowledge th# jftwei pto f your l e t t e r o f February 12th as w ell
ae the twenty~one a d d itio n a l requests f o r
the establishm ent o f a Federal Reserve Bank
at' Kansas C ity and to advise that a l l such
e x h ib its forwarded by you w ill be c a r e fu lly
f ile d and brought to the a tten tion o f the
Committee when i t is con siderin g these mat­
ters*
Reap*9t f u l l y *

Se ore#|»ry.
Reserve Bank Organi sati on Committee*

Mr* W* 1* Bowman* Sesratary,.
Kansas Bankers* A ssocia tion ,
topeka, Kansas*

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V IC E -P R E S ID E N T S FROM GR OUPS:

OFFICERS:
GROUP
SROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP
GROUP

W . J . B A IL E Y , P R E S ID E N T , A TC H IS O N
E . E . M U L L A N E Y . V IC E -P R E S ID E N T . H IL L C IT Y
W . W . B O W M A N . SE C R E TA R Y , T o p e k a
F , M , S H IR A S . T r e a s u r e r , O t t a w a

TOPEKA, KANSAS

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6.

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C . L A M IN G , T O N 0 A N O X IE
M . P H I L I P S , DO VER
E . B O D L E Y , CHANUTE
S . B U Z IC K , J R .. S Y L V A N G R O VE
W . D E N T O N , HAVEN
W . F U L L E R T O N , M E D IC IN E LO D G E

Feb . 23 » 1914

The O r g a n i z a t io n Com m ittee,
W a sh in g to n , I)* 0.
G e n tlem en :I t a k e p l e a s u r e i n e n c l o s i n g h e r e w it h
se v e n a d d i t i o n a l p e t i t i o n s from our members in
f a v o r o f e s t a b l i s h i n g one o f th e r e g i o n a l b an ks a t
K a n s a s C i t y , Mo.

T h is w il l

I b e l i e v e make a t o t a l

o f 1008 such p e t i t i o n s w h ich we a r e g l a d t o send t o yo u .

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r«bm ary 28th, 1914.

S ir :
On b eh a lf o f the Organization Committon
t beg to acknowledge the re c e ip t o f your4l e t t e r
o f February 23rd encloain g a d d ition a l p e titio n s
that a Federal H a s im Bank bo located at ICanea#
City* Mlasotirl# and: to assure you that th is w ill
bo placed with lik e request* form erly received ,
in ordor that a l l may tea eon*id*rod by the Com**
m ittee when i t is handling these mattere*
R esp ectfu lly ,

S ecretary,
Reserve Bank Organ!aatSon Cormittee*
Mr* 1# W. Bowman, Secretnry,
Kanea* Banker** A ssociation ,
To pe ka, Kans;\a •

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E . E . M U L L A N E Y , V IC E -P R E S ID E N T . H IL L C IT Y
W. W . BO W M AN. S ec r eta ry, To peka
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TOPEKA,KANSAS

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M . P H IL IP S , DOVER
E . B O D L E Y , CHANUTE
S . B U 2 IC K , J R ., S Y L V A N G R O VE
W . D E N T O N , HAVEN
W . F U L L E R T O N , M E D IC IN E LO D S E

Mch. 3 , 1914.

The Organization Committee,
Washington, I). f.
Gentlemen:I am pleased to enclose you herewith
one more request ju*?t received from the LaCrosse
State Bank, LaCrosse, Kansas in favor of the es­
tablishment of one of the regional banks at Kansas
City, Mo.
Yours very trul
v_
Secretary.

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Respectfully referred to the ____
Secretary of the Treasury,_______
and the writer so advised.




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March $th, I f 14.

S ir s
Oa bahalf o f the Organ ia&t ion Committee,
I beg to acknowledge t he re ce ip t o f your le t t e r
o f Harsh 3rd' e n closin g a request froa the I*aGrosse
Bank that j t-insas Cit yt M issouri, bo nm»••:? as the
lo c a t io n fo r & Federal Reserve Bank.
Res peot fu lly ,

Sonrotary,
Reserve Bank Organiaation Committed*

Mr. W* W. Bowman, Secretary,
Kansas Bankers* A ssociation*
To pe kaf K ms»a *

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J . E. A T T W O O D p r e s i d e n t
C . F. H A G A N S v i c e p r e s i d e n t

E. C . R A N K I N c a s h i e r
M. B. R A N K I N a

T h e Utica State B a n k
Capital $15,000

Surplus $1,500

Jan.7,1914.

UTiGf\. Kf\NSrtS,

To The Honorable Members of the
Organization Coramittee,
T7ashingt on,

D.O.

Bear Sirs:




We take this means to heartily
emphasise the request already made by the

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Associated Banks of Greater Kansas Oity^Shat
one of the Regional Reserve Banks, soon to be
established, be located in that city.
This location not only to be a merited
distinction for the city its e lf, but a distinction
and a benefit, which would be much appreciated, by
all the banks and all the people of Xansas.
Again assuring you of our appreciation
of such location of one of yottr good banks, we ar^.
Respectfully,;
Ut ica State Bank/
T>

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R. C. WILSON, President
I. T. PURCEL
* ' ce-Presidt
CHASE T. Wi
N. Caahter
M. H. ZEMAN, A ss’t Cashier
GLEN HINSHA W, A ss't Cashier

(fla-Keerfey, Kansas

Dec* 2 6 » 1913

We most/earnestly request that you w ill favorably consider Kansas City in
naming the Regional Reserve Bank under trie recent law for a point of location.
She is the Gate-way to the great South West and is now and is fast becoming the
metropolis of the South West standing as sue does the 6th in the Clearing House
Circles of the Cities or this United States and is bound to forge ahead.
ins

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Under

in 1stration this great South West is bound to take great strides

and w ill go a long ways ahead of anything she has ever done yet.
Thanking you in advance for your favorable consideration of this matter.




Very cord

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A. T. PAIMER, President

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C.

BAKER. Vice-President

LOUIS LEACH PARSONS. Cashier

EARL FISCHER, Ass’ t. Cashier

The Kaw Valley State and Savings Bank
S u rp lu s 3 , 0 0 0

C ap ital $ 3 0 , 0 0 0

W am e^o, K an sas,

January

16,

1914,

Wamelo-The Heart of the Kaw Valley




Organization Committee, Reginal Reserve Bank,
Kansas City, Mo,
Gentlemen
Knowing that you are to have
a meeting of the Organization Committee, in
preparation for the organization of a Reserve
Bank, in Kansas City, we wish at this time to ask
that you look the field over very carefully
and we trust that you will decide to make Kansas
City, one of the districts for the reserve banks;
as Kansas City is one of the most central points
in the middle west,

in fact I think that she has

more territory that is triutary to here than most
any City in the middle west.
Trusting that we may have the pleasure
of learning that Kansas City is designated as one
of the Reserve Points,

I remain

Cashier,

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WM. WALl

President

[6101]

W . B. K I L E . . . i ce-Pres,
F R E D F. F O C K E L E , Cashier
C . F. M A T H I S , Ass't Cashier

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF WAVERLY, KANSAS

Organization Committe,
Regional

Reserve Banks,
Washington, D. G.

Gentlemen:We confidently believe, by all
means, one of the Regional Reserve Banks
should be located in Greater Kansas City
where it can best serve the interests of
one of the most important sections of the
United States. This fact will become more
apparent as
territory

the great possibilities of our
are developed*

Having

implicit confidence in your

good judgement in this matter, I beg to re-




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DAVID C R O W E , V.Presi dent.
J .C .B R O A D L E Y , Cashier.

\NSAS.

January 7, 1914,

Organization Committee,
Federal Reserve Banka,

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.Washington, D. C,
.

Dear. Sirs:-

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It is with much interest that

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are watehir^r the progress

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of your Committee ^Howard the selection/bf Cities for the Establishment
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of Reserve Banks, and it is with Justifiable pride that we ask that
y

you consider Greater Kansas City ,/a s one of the places for locating one
of these Banks,
It is un-necessary for us to attempt to outline the import­
ance of Kansas City, as no doubt others will explain this fully, and
you will learn this from your investigation that this is on® Reserve
Center which should be recognized ae a Natural point for one of the
Banks, by reason of her location and Natural resources and the Community
which she serves,
I am sure that Kansas City is held as the most likely and
worthy place, by every Banker of the States of Missouri, Kansas, Okla­
homa, Arkansas, Texas and Nebraska, and we sincerly hope you will decide
to mako Kansas City one of the first in your selection of Federal Reser­
ve Centers.




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CAPITAL $ 5 0 ,0 0 0
SURPLUS AND PROFITS ^ 7 5 ,0 0 0

JJE M C S S L O R T O H , P r e s id e n t
J ,.X..KSRS01CS .V. Pres V

tiwmaELKIUSE,Cashier

H.i&(,H3H0,Ass*r Cashier

Jan. l?th , 1914.

Kansas

City Clearing House,
KansAs City, Mo.

Gentlemen
We received yours of the 14th and in reference to location
of Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, w ill say we are unqualifiedly in
favor of it s being located in your citynand further that we by a l l means
want to be attached to the Kansas City D istrict.
We have signed and herein return to you the card sent us
for purpose of signifying our wishes in Ihhis matter.
We w ill write our Senator and Represenative in Congress
also to this effect and w ill loose no opportunity to talk i t whenever
the question presents i t s e l f in this lo c a lit y .
I t would be a great, inconvenience to the people of the
Southwest to be attached to s St. Louis D istrict and we certainly hope
i t w ill not be found necessary to do that.
Very truly yours,

JL/SH




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COMMITTEES:
Chairman, Banks and Banking.
Member, Railroads, Corporations,
L EG IS L AT IV E

J.

D.

,

JOSEPH,

Sen a to r

W h ite

W ater.

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Telegraphs and Telephones.
Assessment and Taxation.
Insurance.
Labor.
Mines and Mining:, Oil and Gas.

D E P A R T M E N T .

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Twenty-fifth D istrict.

T

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Whitewater, Kansas,
January, Qth.1914.
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D*C.
Dear Sirs*
This is te My we have been in the hanking business at this
place for ever twenty-one years and believe we know the needs of Kansas
banks, and we are confident that a reserve bank i n Kansas C i t y would
be of in fin ite aore value te Kansas than in 8t Louis*

8t Louis is behind

the times, not in sympathy with the real progressive west* She does not
seem to know or ears for our ideals, such as eenssrving wejth for the good
of a ll - She is loadsd down with saloons and their influence and a ll that
goes with the old p olitica l ragi^e^ while Kansas is young, vigorous,
pure and prompted by high ideals ia both business and polities*
It would not be greatly te our interest to have our nearest
reserve bank in a city out of harmony with the orineipiee of our people*
We realize Kansas City Mo. is not a ll we would lik e , hut i t is the best
we can hope for and truet you w ill reoognis# the sp irit of Kansas by
giving us a reservs bank in that city which is our principal trading
center at this time*




Trulf yours,

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Mr.

Jerome Thralls, Manager,
Kansas City Clearing House J U ^ n * ,
Kansas City, Missouri,

Dear Sir:I have yours of the fourteenth instant in
which you ask me to express my preference as to
the looation of the Regional Bank for this district.
Unless the natural channels of business
&re to he disregarded and the hankers of Kansas,
Oklahoma and the Southwest are forced to change
the natural avenues of business this Regional Bank
must he located at Kansas City.

I cannot believe

that the Organization Committee will ignore the
established customs of business in the great territory
to which, by reason of transportation facilities, Kansas
City is the natural gateway*




Very truly yours,

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Preside.

bo .

S. K nox , Garden City

Secretary—T. A rthur R ector, Wichita

T reasurer—L . C.

ss, Ottawa

Vice Presidents
First—Stewart L ight y, Wellington
Second—T. H. McManus, Newton
Third—A. H. Sh afer , Pittsburg
Fourth—A . Schafer . Fort Scott
Fifth—J ohn H ar ve y , Kansas City

Legislative Committee

STATE OFFICE, SUITE 617, BEACON BUILDING

T. AR TH U R R ECTO R,

STATE SECRETARY

ICmtaaa feailers’ Aaaoriatum
[i n c o r p o r a t e d u n d e r t h e l a w s o f t h e s t a t e o f k a n s a s ]

A. A . Doerr , Larned
J. L. Shellman , Humboldt
T. E. B eatty , Ellsworth

AFFILIATED WITH THE

Trade Relations Committee

^ 'N A T I O N A L F E D E R A T IO N R E T A IL M E R C H A N T S
AND WITH THE

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETAIL GROCERS

*5. J. F ischer , Wamego
r. A. H elvey , Goodland

Fifth Annual Convention,
Salina 1914

W IC H IT A , K A N SA S

January 22

1914

Organization Committee Federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D . C,
Gentlemen:
By a vote of the Executive Committee of The
Kansas Retailers1 Association, (incorporated)
and consisting of all lines of retail merchants
in all sections of Kansas, it has been deemed
that it is of the greatest importance to the
31*000 retailers of this state that one of the
great Regional Reserve Banks be established in
Kansas City.
We respectfully urge, therefore, that your com­
mittee name Kansas Citv as the location of one
Of the

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A N S W fc .R E D




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Treasurer—L. 0 . J on e s, Ottawa

Secretary—T. A r t h u r R e c t o r , W ichita

President—G eo . S. K n o x , Garden C ity

Vice Presidents

STATE OFFICE, SUITE 617, BEACON BUILDING

T. ARTHUR RECTOR, STATE SECRETARY

First—St e w a r t L ic h t y , W ellin gton
Second—T . H. Mc M anus , N ewton
T hird—A . H. Sh a f e r , P ittsbu rg
F ourth—A . So h a f e r . F o rt Scott
F ifth—J oh n H a r v e y , K ansas C ity

Gfat SCanaaa Urtatoa* AHsnriattim

Legislative Committee

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J . L. Sh elii MAN. H u m boldt
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AFFILIATED WITH THE

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AND WITH THE

Trade Relations Committee

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETAIL GROCERS

J. F is c h e r , W am ego
f. A . HbijVEY, G oodland

Fifth Annual Convention,
Salina 1914

W IC H IT A , K A N S A S

January 22

1914-

Organization Committee of the federal Reserve Board,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:
By a vote of the Executive Committee of The
Kansas Retailers* Association, (incorporated) consist­
ing of all retail lines and in all sections of Kansas,
the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved:

That we deem it of the greatest im­

portance to the 3 1 »000 retailers of this state that one
of the great Regional Reserve Banks he established in
Kansas City, and we urge your committee to name Kansas
City as the location of one of the said hanks*
THE KANSAS RETAILERS* ASSOu^ /? 1 /
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3T1T5&BKT. *
wiohita

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THE RE3EH7B BASK OBOAEIi:A?XCR CO&SIXfTEB *
Oentleraen:
Wlohita ia a rsserve o ity and is the banking center

for

a large territory Including central, southern and western

Kansas, oontral end northern Oklahoma, the entire Panhandle 'of
Tssas and the eastern part o f Hew Hsxico*
Wiohita Baa fourteen banka, four national and ten Stfct%»
flie ir eoisbinad capital and surplus la # 1 , 500, 000.
i$ 9. $}3»@O0«000*

Their deposits

Wichita ranks eighteenth la the to ta l o f it*

limfc clsa rin ss, which fo r the year 1$13 war© f 134,000,000.
Over four hundred banks In the trade territory tributa y
to Wichita carry active batik account a with the banks in wlchita.
Th# Wichita Clearing House Association has endoread and is de­
cidedly in favor o f a Regional Reserve Bank to be loos ted at
Kansas Pity#

The natural trend o f business both banking and

oomneroial In the d is tr ic t served by Wichita is toward Kansas City,
fh e d a ily remittances o f the banka o f Wichita to the b-nks o f
Kansas City a«K>ant to several hundred thousands of dollars,
securities o f the state o f Kansas are in the saiae lines as
a lt te rrito ry adjacaaat to Kansas Oity and the Directors o f a
p j2 ^ j^ V $ U L

fcenk in^Kansas City would be wore familiar with t ve seourities
o f .this e.gri cultural and 8took-<sr<roiTi$ section than any other
plao® that ft bank could bo located.
The Vichita 3 isinsss Association he© presented to
your Cowaittee a statement giving fre ts and f i:?ares with refer® oe
to the




o r nufactarlng ,

Wholesale and Jobbing business of .Viohita

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and th is report with reference to the banking situation is supple­
mentary to the report o f the Wichita Business Associaticn.
The statement has been made that Wichita and its
trade territory might possibly be included in the d is tr ic t of
a Segional Bank located at Dencer, Colorado.

The Wichita Clear­

ing House Association have not taken th is statement seriously,
believing i t

is inconceivable that Wichita would be placed in a

Regional Bank d is tr ic t in an entirely opposite direction to
it s natural trade channels*

Kansas City is the natural point

of clearance for the Wichita D istrict • and the sum to ta l of
trade relations between Kansas City and Wichita each year
amounts to m illions of dollars* We have practica lly no banking
or commercial relations whatever with Denver* and we would
regard it as a calamity to be placed in a d is tr ic t served with
a Regional Bank located at Denver*

It is the opinion of the

Wichita Clearing House Association that the business interests
o f Kansas, Oklahoma, Northwestern Texas and eastern Colorado
can be better served by a Begional Bank located at Kansas City
than at any other place*




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C . Q . C H A N D L E R . P rf . s t .
J.W. B E R R Y M A N , 2 nc,V,Prest.

E .E .M A S T E R M A N .V .P rk st.

E L S B E R R Y M A R T IN . C a sh ie r.

C H A S .T E ST A R D . Asst.Ca;

N u m b e r 27Q2.

Established I87G .

WICHITA, KANSAS.
December 24, 1913.

Jerome Thralls, Esq., Manager,
THE KANSAS CITY CLEARING HOUSE ASSN.,
Kansas City, ISO.
My dear Mr. Thralls
As requested In your telegram of the 22nd instant we
have this day forwarded telegrams to

Senators Bristow and Thompson,

Congressman Murdock and Secretary MeAdoo.
Our Clearing House Association here is very much int­
erested that Kansas City shall secure one o f these Banks, and I am sure
we w ill "be glad to further co-operate with the batiks of your c ity in
any way that we can.




Yours, sincerely,
THE WICHITA CIEAEING HOUSE ASSOCIATION,
By
President.

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THE W IC H IT A CLEA RIN G HOUSE A S S O C IA TIO N
OF K A N SA SC ITY VO AS A

LO CATIO N FOR ONE OF THE REGIONAL

RESERVE BANKS IN THE O P IN IO N
OF THE COUNTRY IS E N T IT L E D

OF T H IS A S SO C IA TIO N T H IS SECTION
TO ONE OF THESE BANKS

AND KANSASC IT Y IS THE LO G ICAL




EARNESTLY REQUESTS YOUR SUPPORT

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PLACE FOR IT

THE W IC H IT A CLEARING HOUSE
BY C Q CHANDLER

ASS’ N

PRIEST

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C . Q . C H A N D L E R , Ph e s t .
J . W B E R R Y M A N , 2 “ ' ,V .P R ts r .

E . E . M A S T E R M A N . V .P b c s t .

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WICHITA, KANSAS.
December 27, 1913.

Jerome Thralls, Esq., Manager,
KANSAS CITY CLEaKIJSG tiVUzhl AdSIT.,
Kansas City, MO.
Up dear T h ra lls:-

As requested in your favor o f the 26th i n s t . ,
we have pleasure in addressing l e t t e r s to Messrs. D. P. Houston
and John Skelton Williams, both at Washington, D. C., and urging
in strong terms that Kansas City, Missouri, have their support
in connection with selection of the regional reserve c i t i e s .
We are pleased to be o f th is further a s s is t ­
ance and hope that our telegrams and le t t e r s w il l help to pro­
duce r e s u lts .

And w ill you please fe e l at lib e r ty to l e t us know

i f there is anything else we can do in your behalf in the premises.
Sincerely yours,

THE WICHITA CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION.

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Es t a b l is h e d 1 8 7 6 .

Washington, D. C.
Dear S i r : —
The Wichita Clearing House Association
earnestly requests your support of KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI as
a location for one of the regional reserve "banks.

In the

opinion of th is Association, th is section of the country is
e n titled to one of these banks, and Kansas City is the lo g ic a l
place for i t .
We thank you in anticipation, and remain.
Yours, resp ec tfu lly ,

THE WICHITA CLEABIHG HOUSE ASSOCIATION.

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C .Q . C H A N D L E R . P r e s t .
J . W . B E R R Y M A N , 2 k‘c,V.Prest.

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WICHITA, KANSAS.
DECEMBER 27, 1913.

John Skelton Williams, Esq.,

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Dear S i r : —
The Wichita Cleariag House Association
earnestly requests your support of KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI as
a location for one of the regional reserve hanks.

In the

opinion of th is Association, th is section of the country is
en title d to one of these banks, and Kansas City is the lo g i­
cal place for i t .
We thank you in anticipation, and re­
main
Yours, re sp ectfu lly,

THE WICHITA CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION.

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T E R M S A N D C O N D IT IO N S P R IN T E D O N T H E B A C K O F T H I S B L A N K .
C L A R E N C E H . M AC K AY, P r e s i d e n t .

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We sincerely trust that the claims of Kansasdlty

tocatlon

for Federal Reserve BanK. ?/ill have not only th» very
careful but also the' favorable
is the logical point for this

consideration o f your committee it
section of the country

beyond question and we unreservedly




urge its selection

0 • Q. Ohandler,
Prest The Biohita clearing House Assn.

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J. 0 . M9 GR EW , P r e s i d e n t

G. E. M O F F E T T , V i c e P r e s i d e n t

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WOODRUFF S TA TE BANK
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DEPOSITS G U A R A N T E E D B Y T H E B A N K D EPOSITORS G U A R A N T Y F U N D
OF THE S TA TE OF KANSAS.

W OODRUFF, KANSAS

JAN301914
Mr.Jerome Thralls,Manager,
Kansas City Clearing House Assooiation,
Kansas City,Mo.
Dear S ir :We should lik e very much to see a Federal Reserve Bank located
at Kansas City. Our patrons liv e stock shipments go no further east than
Kansas City,and i t i s *016 consensus o f opinion among our feeders and ship­
pers that KansaB City should be entitled to one o f the Federal Reserve Banks,
Our business is considered as being naturally tributary to
Kansas City*




Yours Very truly,

Cashier.

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TELEGRAM

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Kansas

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Federal Bank Organization Committee,
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