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

C A B LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This C om pany T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages on ly on conditions lim itin g its lia b ilit y , w hich h a ve been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g D a y Lett«v
E rro rs can be guard ed a g a in st on ly by repeatin g a m essage back to the sending statio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r erro rs or delas
tran sm ission o r d e liv e ry o f Unre pea ted D a y Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid "for tran sm ission ; nor in an y ease beyonc the stun
F ift y It al ia n , a t w hich , u nless o th erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been va lu e d b y the sender thereof. The Com pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages or sta tu to ry pcnalti
In any case where the c laim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in ninety-Q ve d ays a fte r the cause o f action , if an y. sh a ll h ave arisen.
T h is is an V N R E F E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d e livered b y req u est o f the gender, under the conditions nam ed above.
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Form 2114

THE 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 .

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

T h is Com pany T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on con dition s lim iting: it s lia b ilfty , w hich h a ve been assented to b y the sender of the following- m essage.
’rro rs can be g uard ed a g a in st on ly b y re p e a tin g a m essage back to the send in g sta tio n fo r com parison, and the C om pany w ill not hold it s e lf lia b le fo r errors or d e la y s in trans*
.on o r d e liv e ry o f U n r e p e a t e d M e s s a g e s , beyond the am ount o f to lls p aid thereon, n or in a n y case beyond the sum o f F i f t y D o l l a r s , a t w hich, u n less o th erw ise stated below , th is
m essage h as been v a lu e d b y th e send er th ereof. The Com pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages o r sta tu to ry p en alties in a n y case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in
n in ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause o f action , i f an y , s h a ll h a ve arisen .
T h is is an W V R E P E A T E D M E S S A G E , and is d elivered b y req u est o f th e sender, under the con dition s nam ed above.

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D A Y LETTER

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

25,000 O F FIC ES IN A M ER IC A .

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

This Com pany T R A N S M I T S a;;d D E L I V E R S m e s o n s o n ly on con d ition s lim itin g: its lia b ilit y , w hich h a r e been assented to b y the sender o f th e fo llo w in g D a y L e t f e r .
l'-i-rors can be guarded a g a in st on!* bv ie p < 'a iin r a m essage buck to th e sendinir sta tio n fo r com parison, and th e Com pany w ilt not hold it s e lf lia b le tor e rro rs o r d e la y s in
lr.aiismi<.~ion or d e live ry o f V n r e p e a t e U D a y .L e t t e r s , sen t a t redu ced ra tes, beyond a sum equal to the am oun t paid fo r tra n sm issio n : n o r in a n y case boyond tl>e sura o f
11 i'ty D o lla r s , :it which, unless oth erw ise <=tite<l below , cuis message- h a s been v a lu e d b y th e send er th ereo f. The Com iiany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages o r sta tu to ry p enalties
in Ray ense wtiere im> eUtiiu i< not presented in w rn in jr w ith in n in ety-live d a y s a ft e r th e cause o f action , i f an v. s h a ll h a ve a ii« tn .
TUis is r.u V N I t C P E A T E D D A V L E T T E R , an d is d e live re d by req u est o f the sender, un der the con dition s nam ed above,

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE 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 A B LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

Th is C om pany T R A N SM IT S and D E L IV E R S m essages on ly on conditions lim iting its lia b ility , w hich h ave been assented to b y the sender of the follow ing Night Letter.
E rro rs can be guarded again st o n ly b y repeating a message back to the sending statio n lo r com parison, and the C om pany w ill not hold itself liable for errors or d elays in
transm ission or de live ry of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyon d a sum equal to ten tim es the am ount paid for transm ission; nor in an y caae beyond th e sum
of Fifty D ollars, a t which, unless otherw ise sta te d below, this message has been va lu e d b y the sender thereof, nor in a n y case where the claim is not presented In w ritin g w ithin
ninety d a y s a fter the m essage Is filed w ith the C om p an y fo r transm ission.
Th is is an U N R E P E A T E D NIQHT L E T T E R , an d Is delivered b y request of the sender, under th e conditions nam ed above.

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Form 2114

THE 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 .

C A B L E SER V ICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Com pany T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on con dition s lim itin g ’ it s lia b ilfty , w hich h a ve been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g m essage.
E rro rs can be g uard ed a g a in st on ly b y rep eatin g a m essage back to the send in g sta tio n fo r com parison, and the C om pany w ill n ot hold it s e lf lia b le fo r erro rs or de la y s in transissio n or d e liv e ry o f U n r e p e a t e d M e s s a g e s , beyond the am ount o f to lls p aid thereon, n or in a n y case beyond the sum o f F i f t y D o l l a r s , a t w hich , unless oth erw ise stated below , th is
m essage h as been v a lu e d b y the sender thereof. The C om pany w ill n ot be lia b le fo r dam ages or sta tu to ry p en alties in a n y case w here the c laim is not presented in \sritin g w ith in
n in ety-five d a y s a ft e r the cause o f action , i f an y , s h a ll h a v e arisen .
T h is is a n U N R E P E A T E D M E S S A G E , and is d e live re d b y req u est o f the sender, under the con d ition s nam ed above.

THEO.

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February 4th,1914.

To The Federal Reserve Commission,
El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:*This will serve to indicate to your
Honorable Body that the Citizens Bank and Trust Co.
of Bisbee, Arizona expresses its desire and urges
your Honarable Body* to include Arizona in the
same district with El Paso in the establishment
of a Branch of the Federal Reserve System &t El
Paso, Texas, of which our district should be a
part thereof; and this will authorize Mr. William
Brophy of our City to appear before your Board
and speak in our behalf.
Trusting that our request will be given due
• consideration, we beg to remain,
Yours very truly,

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Total Capital, Sur. & Profits,
all Banks, Bisbee.*..

#446756.87

Total Deposits,
all Banks, Bisbee

3801340*24

Total Resources,
all Banks, Bisbee

4250137.08

Total Capital,
all Banks in state

2898544.00

Total Surplus and Und. Profits,
all Banks in state*...

2582853.58

Total Deposits,
all Banks in state

29864614.00

Total Resources,
all Banks in state

36795305.12

The Banks in Bisbee use El Paso as a clearing for all
items on Texas, Hew Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas.
On account of the large pay rolls in Bisbee, which ne­
cessitate the use of currency, shipped in twice a month, we
find it more convenient to use K1 Paso in preference to Los
Angeles.

Time between Los Angeles and Bisbee 18 to 20 hours;

between El Paso and Bisbee 12 hours.




Total number of men employed in mines..... 4750.

Total monthly pay roll for mines only..... .....531875.00

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Total tax valuation
Bisbee, Arizona.
(City proper)
§2, 943,682o00
1913.
Apache ..........$ 5,998,199.45
C ochise........... 87,344,185.31
Coconiiinio.. . . 15,542,185.31
Graham .. . . , .
9,091,650.25
Greemlee........ 35,332,301.37
G ila ................. 29,252,876.47
Maricopa........ 64,016,944.35
M ohave. . . . . . 13,998,387.27
N avajo............
7,052,486.53
P im a................ 23,732,125.00
P in a l............... 18,716,281.93
Santa C ru z... 5,982,199.53
Yavapai.......... 39,842,679.13
Yuma.............. 13,218,860.50
T otal .. $369,321,322.74

County—
Number
Producers
Cochise. . 50
Coconino.
2
32
G ila. . . .
Graham ..
3
Greenlee. 27
Maricopa 14
Mohave. . 40
Pima. . . . 58
Pinal.. . . 16
Santa Cruz 30
Yavapai.. 108
Yuma. .. 64




444

Ore
treated,
Short tons.
1,381,158
168
1,450,201
83
1,746,905
20,123
202,937
29,651
1,577,211
14,282
406,053
11,310

Gold
Fine ozs.
44,036.49
.48
1,641.80
160.07
1,752.14
14,310.49
91,870.46
457.53
447.08
1,545.24
23,340.99
2,434.13

Silver,
Fine ozs.
1,962,644
83
264,941
422
77,743
33,785
174,343
41,956
111,902
65,104
748,872
8,592

Copper,
Lead,
Zinc,
Total
pounds.
pounds.
pounds.
value.
147,654,661 3,776,867
23,800 $26,651,961
9,348
1,603
63,969,423
47,349
10,753,964
1,156
9,281
4,177
76,848,299
12,764,001
78,197
79,288
333,072
644,145 1,937,031 8,304,462
2,772,810
2,112,837
84,296
111,737
395,382
37,261,241
46,330
6,228,252
100,004
25,539
1,922,102
395,391
34,043,005
481,827
292,705
6,602,032
244,170 _____
494,235
148,139

6,840,082

181,996.90

3,490,387

365,038,649

6,806,443

8,758,243 $67,050,784

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DAY

LETTER

THE 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 A B LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Com pany T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages on ly on conditions lim itin g its lia b ility , w hich h ave been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g D a y L e t t e r .
E rro rs can be guard ed a g a in st o n ly by rep eatin g a m essage back to the sending- statio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r e rro rs o r d elays in
tra n sm issio n or d e liv e ry o f U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm iss io n : nor in an y case beyonc' the sum o f
f i f t y D o ll a r s , a t w hich, u nless o th erw ise stated below , th is messagre has been va lu e d b y the sender thereof. The Com pany w ill not be Liable fo r d a m a n s o r sta tu to ry penalties
1 a n y case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n in ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause of action , i f any. sh a ll h a ve arisen .
Th is is an U N R E i 'E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and Is delivered b y req uest o f the sender, under the con dition s nam ed above.

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WOULD LIKE TO SEE WESTERN TEXAS' NEW MEXICO AND ARI30NA
IN SAT58 RESERVE DISTRICT ON ACCOUNT 02* SIMILAR CONDITIONS
AND BELIE YE WITH YOU THAT OUR INTERESTS. WILL BE BEST SERVED
THAT. KAOTBR ARE UNDECIDED ABOUT TAKING STOCK IN FEDERAL BANK
BUT WILL BE GMG TO GIVE OUR ASSISTANCE IF WORTH ANYTHING.
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4th February 1914.
El Paso Clearing House Assn.,
El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen; -

We are in sympathy with your efforts to have
El Paso included in the same Regional Reserve District with
Arizona and Hew Mexico and have authorized Mr. W. H. Brophy
to speak for us in this matter.




Yours
President.

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3ISBEE ARI3. JA1TY. 1914.
Hi PASO CHAMBER 0? COMMERCE
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Mr. W. H. Brophy,
Bisbee, Arizona.

Exhibit No, / /
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Dear Sir:In recognition of your interest and activity in the
subject matter of this communication, we feel moved to inform
you that at a special meeting of the Warren District Commercial
Club the following resolution was unanimously adopted?
Resolved, that this Club is in favor of including El Paso
in the same Regional Reserve District as Arizona.
Yours very truly,

"President •

Secretary.

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D A Y LETTER

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditlons'limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following D a y L e tte r.
Errors ean be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending Btation for comparison, and the Company w ill not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated D a y Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company w ill not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
in any case where the claim is not presented In writing within ninety-five days after the cause of action, i f any. shall have arisen.
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 of the sender, under the conditions named above.

" H E P . N . V A IL, P R E S I D E N T _____________________________________________________________________________ B E L V IP E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

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D A Y LETTER

Form 2589C.

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
.INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting: Its liability, ■which have been assented to by the sender o f the following D a y L etter.
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 of U nrepeated D a y Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission: nor in any case beyond the Bum of
F ifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within ninety-five days after the cause of action, i f any. shall have arisen.
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 of the sender, under the conditions named above.

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

TH EO . N . V A I L , P R E S I D E N T

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OFFICERS

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DIRECTORS
R. G. A R T H U R
H. B. C A L I S H E R
G. H. D O W E L L
W . R. E Z E L L
S A M ’L F R I S T
JAM ES LOGIE
R O B ’T R A E
C. M. S E A M A N
J. B. S P E E D
A L B ’T S T A C Y
J. E. S U I T S

A r i z .,

February 6 t 1914,
The Honorable Members o f
The O rg an iza tio n Committee,
E l Paso, Texas*
Gentlemen,In in tro d u cin g Mir. E. W. G raves, re p re se n tin g
the banks and m ercan tile in t e r e s t s o f D ou glas, A rizo n a , we
wish to say th at the e f f i c i e n c y and i n t e g r i t y shown by Mr.
Graves d u rin g h is y e a rs o f re sid e n c e among our c it iz e n s
g iv e s us the p r i v i l e g e o f s t a t in g th at any f ig u r e s or s t a t e ­
ments made by him w i l l be g iv e n in the same whole hearted
manner th at has c h a ra c te riz e d h is every a c tio n among u s .
We take t h is op p o rtu n ity to second the e f f o r t s
o f Mr. G raves in p re se n tin g to your H onorable Committee,
the w ish o f E l Paso to be p la c e d in the same D i s t r i c t as
the r e s t o f the southwest.
Our in t e r e s t s a re mutual and
we s h a l l be g r e a t ly p lea se d to see E l Paso p lac ed in the
same D i s t r i c t a s A rizon a and Hew Mexico.
We w ish fu rth e r to say th at from our p erso n a l
knowledge o f the b u sin e ss r e la t i o n s o f our merchants in
d e a lin g w ith other c i t i e s o f the U nited S ta te s , th at w h ile
the f r e i g h t r a t e s a t the p resen t time a re such th at a la r g e
percen tage o f the b u sin e ss i s now tra n sa c te d throtzgh the
n orth ern and e a ste rn c i t i e s , we b e lie v e th at w ith the com­
p le t io n o f the Panama C an al, th ere w i l l be a readjustm ent
o f b u s in e ss tra n s a c tio n s to such an extent th at w ith in two
y e a rs 75$ o f our b u sin e ss r e la t i o n s w i l l be through the
P a c i f i c Coast c i t i e s .
For th at reason , we r e s p e c t f u lly p e t it io n your
Honorable Committee to in c lu d e t h is p a rt o f A rizon a in
the C a lif o r n ia D i s t r i c t .




Yours v e ry t r u ly

P r e s id e n t .

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D A Y LETTER

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting Its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following O a r L etter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not bold its&lf liable for errors or delays in
nsmisaion or delivery of U nrepeated D ay Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission: nor In any case beyonc the sum of
tty D ollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
any case where the claim is not presented in writing within ninety-five days after the cause of actiou. if any. shall have arisen.
This Is an UN 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.

__________________ B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R
■THCO. W. V A IL, P R E S I D E N T ____________________________________________________ ,

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J . S.DOUGLAS, President
W .H .B R O P H K Y ioiP h ksid ot '• F.HjnSHKR,Assistant Gashikr
C .O .E U J S , Cashier
12. G. P IP E R , Assistant Cashier

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Mr. E. W. Graves,
Cashier First National J an k 9
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Douglas, Arizona.
Dear Sir;As you have been delegated to represent
the banking and other commercial interests of Douglas be­
fore the federal Reserve Organization Committee at its
hearing in El Paso on February ?th, 1914, we beg to sub­
mit to you the following expression of our views as to
the needs of the community:
On account of the close business rela­
tions due to geographical location and transportation
routes, it is to the best interest of the community that
El Paso be included in the same district with Arizona
and Hew Mexico.
Owing to the probability of increasing
commerce with western points, due to the Panama Canal, and
the fact that increasing quantities of our food supplies
must come from the west, we oelive it to the best interest
of those states that Arizona and Hew Mexico be included in
the Pacific Coast or San Francisco district.




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Mr. 3 .W. Graves, Cashier8

$2

The following table shows the different
percentages of our foreign business sent to each import­
ant part of the country during the last six months:
Hew York

37

Chicago & Kansas City

15

11 Paso

19

Los Angeles

6

San Prancisco

7

All other

16

Yours v ety trulyf

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day

Le t t e r

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

26,000 OFFICES IN AM ERICA.

* CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS Midi D E U V E R 8 acm ifii only on conditions limiting ltd liability, which ta n been assented to by til* tender of the following Day letter.
Errors can be guard** m in t only by repeating a message back to the tending ttetiun for comparison, and the Company will not hold tttMf liable (or error* or delays in
transmission or delivery of U B N V M rte i'w r U t t a ii tent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmicsion; nor in any ease beyont the turn of •
W fty Dollar*, at which, unless otherwise ttated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company wilt not be liable fur damages or statutory penalties
U any case where the claim is not presented in writing within ninety-five days after the cause of actlou, if any. (hall have arisen.
Thia is an V H BBPEATBD D A Y LETTISH, and It delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named aboye>.

<IO. H. VAIL, M I M PIHT_____

BCLVIPCBE BHOOKS, OtHEIUU MAIIMIII.

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DOUGLAS ARIZ.

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10 1914.

EX. PASO CLEANING HOUSE ASSN.
Eli 'AS0 TEXAS.
TE APPROVE THE COHTEIT 'S YOTJR H 'S? IHT'UKR 0? HIITTH
IGH
A3TO WIH, BE GLAD TO COOPERATE HSAilZEIBG SHAT IT 71H, BE
TO OUR MUTUAI ADYAITTAGE TO HS ASS00IA5SD IH SAME RESERVE DISTRICT.
FIRST !TATI01!AXi MHK Of DOUGLAS.
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THE F IR S T NATIONAL B A N K
U N IT E D S T A T E S D E P O S IT A R Y

D O UG LAS, A R IZ O N A .
B.A.PACKARD,
L.W.POWELL,
E.W.GRAVES,
W. W. LAWHON,

PRESIDENT
VICE P R E SI DE N T
CASHIER
ASST. C A S H I E R

Transit Items for the Period of Six Month*
Ending December 31,1914

f 3)

|1,020,182.

37.4 $

Kansas City

116,310.

4.2 i

El Paso

689,544.

25.2 $

New York

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Sundry

55,462. }
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99,015. )
749,235.(
♦2,729,748.

5.6 %
27.6 %
100.

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Jfona 2114

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATeO

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages .n ly on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays In
^namlsslon or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor In any ease beyond the sum of Fifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor In any case where the claim Is net presented in writing within ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an UNREPEATED MESSAOE, and Is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above..

T H E O . N . V A IL , P R E S I D E N T _____________ __________________________ _____________________________B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

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EL PASO -CHAMBER OP COMMERCE
EL PASO TEXAS.
WE PAYOR PLACIH0 EL PASO SAME RESIOHAL RESERVE. DISTRICT ARIZONA
BMMEXIOO.




THE W. W. HROOOER CO.

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NIGHT L E T T E R

Form 2289 C.

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

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against onto 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 of Unrepeated Might Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission: nor in any case beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollars, 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
ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This Is an UNREPEATED NIGHT LETTER, and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

R O BER T C . C LOW RY, PR ESID E NT

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B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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GLOBE AR IZ.

JAN. 10th, 1914.

EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSN.
EL PASO TEXAS.
W CERTAINLY COINCIDE W I H YOUR VIEWS
E
THAT EL PASO
AHD WESTERN TEXAS SHOULD BELONG TO THE SAME RESERVE DISTRICT .
AS ARIZONA AHD HEW MEXICO W APPRECIATE THE MUTUAL INTEREST
E
AHD SHALL BE GLAD TO OOOPERaTE TOWARDS THE END SUGGESTED.
FIRST NATIONAL SAME. OP GLOBE.
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GILA. VALLEY BANK & TRUST CO.
Globe, Arizona.
January 10, 1914.

El Paso Clearing House Association,
El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:We are strongly in favor of
the proposition that El Paso and the
extreme Western portion of Texas
be included in the same federal
reserve district as Arizona and
New Mexico, as we believe the
best interests of all parties in
this section will be best served by
such an arrangement.
Very truly yours,
GILA VALLEY BANK & TRUST CO.
By

R. E. Moore,
Manager.

Branches at Morenci, Clifton, Safford, Globe,
Miami, Ray, Hayden and Win&elman.
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NIGHT L E T T E R

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
'■ INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the Beading station for comparison, and the Company will not hold Itself liable tor errors or delays In
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any ease beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollars, 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
ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an UNREPEATED NIGHT LETTER, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
R O B E R T C . C L O W R Y ,'P R E S ID E N T
B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

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EL PASO CHAMBER /O COHf'KRCE
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EL PASO TEXAS
REPLYING TO YOUR BIGHT LETTER OF SEVEIJTEEHTH IT IS AGREEABLE TO US

TO HAVE THE CITT Of EL PASO PLACED* IN THE'SAME RESERVE DISTRICT WITH
ARI3QHH HEW MEXICO iUD WEST TEXAS AMD WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS TO O T
TR
i r a t i l ADVANTAGE TO BE IB THIT SAME DlbTT.ICT.




0L2 DOMINION COMMERCIAL CO.

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IBM

P. 7180

• DESIGN PATENT No. 40529;

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98 D.KN. 36 collect 6 extra.
Holbrook Ariz ' Jan.10th 1914 '
.
El Paso Clearing House Assn.,
El Paso Texas.
We would prefer and urge establishment regional reserve bank in South-v/est to serve Test Texas,Arizona and New-Mexico whose interests are
similar and will co-operate with you all possible.
Hale Christie,
Cashier Merchants & Stockgrowers
Bank •
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NIGHT L E T T E R

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THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only 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 of unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum.equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollar*, 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
ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an UNREPEATED NIGHT LETTER, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

R O B E R T C . C L O W R Y , P R E S ID E N T

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

1 7 E0RIE 0REG01T 3T*
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MESA AR IZ.

JAN. 12th, 1914.

E l PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSIf?
EL “
PASO TEXAS.
THE MESA CITY BASK BELIEVES THAT E l PASO AND WESTERN
TEXAS SHOULD BY AIL MEANS
BE INCLUDED IN THE SAME FEDERAL
RESERVE ZONE AS HEW MEXICO ARIZONA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
OUR GENERAL INTERESTS ARE MUTUAL
AND W BELIEVE THAT A 3TR0NS
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PWESSURE SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO BEAR TO THIS E IF .
O.A.BALDWIN...ASST. CASHIER.
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D A Y LETTER

THE 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 .

C A B LE S E R V IC E T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S «r>d D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on con d itions lim itin g it s lia b ilit y , w h ich h a v e been assented to b y th e sender o f th e fo llo w in g D a y T e t t e r ,
t r r o r s can be guarded a g a in st o n ly b y re p e a lin g a m essage back to th e sen d in g sta tio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not h old it s e lf lia b le fo r erro rs o r d c l a js i n
transm ission or d e live ry o f L n r c p e a t e d D a y l e t t e r s , sen t a t reduced ra te s , beyond a sum eq u al to the am o u n t paid fo r tra n sm issio n : n or in a n y case beyond tho sum o f
l 'i f t y D o lla r s .,a t w hich, unless o th erw ise stated below , th is m essage h as been v a lu e d b y th e sen d er th ereo f. The Com pany w ill n ot be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry p enalties
in any case where the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n in ety-five d a y s a ft e r th e cau se o f aetio n , i f an y . s h a ll h a v e arisen .
This is a n L > R E P E A T E D D A V L E T T E R , an d is d e live re d b y re q u e st o f the sender, un der th e cond ition s nam ed above.

T H E O . N. V A IL , PRE SID EN T

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EL PASO TEXAS

§ » V O f 07 THE CLOSE 5EEERAL BUS IDES8 AS WELL AS BAHOTG C0HHECT I0 IS :
SETWEE5 AHT30HA AHD EL PASO WE'ASHEE. WITH YOU THAT IT WOULD BE
i t e - m w a s that " h e y b e -p l a c e d i b j h e same r eserve d i s t r i c t .




IITSPIRATIOE COHS COPPER CO.
1140A

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DAY

LETTER

Form 2589 C.

THE 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 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 and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on con dition s lim itin g its lia b ilit y , w hich h a ve been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g D a y t e t t e r .
E rro rs can be g u a r d e d a g ain st on ly b y rep eatin g a m essage back to the sending- statio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold it s e lf lia b le fo r erro rs o r de la y s in
transm ission or d e liv e ry of U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm iss io n ; nor in a n y case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , at w hich, unless oth erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been v a lu e d b y th e sender thereof. The C om pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry p enalties
in any ease w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in nin ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause o f action , i f an y, sh a ll h ave arisen .
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d elivered b y req u est o f the sender, un der th e conditions nam ed above.

- H E O . N. V A IL , P r e s i d e n t

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jTotm 2114

,

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O FFICES IN AM ERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages «n ly on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station ior comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
^nsmission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of Fifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message has been valued by the-eender thereof, nor in any case where the claim Is net presented In writing within ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
Tbla is an UNREPEATED MESSAGE, and Is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

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

Received a t
1 M.R. 0
7
3

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M AN AG ER

' 0 hohsh oresoh l t . e l paso. phohb 4321.
17

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19,

(CO??)

EL PASO CTAM
BER 0 CO M CE
? M ER
EL PASO
I HEARTILY APPROVE 0 THE CITY 0 EL PASO
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32IE0 PLACED - 5 SHF SAKE
1
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D EST TEXAS A
S
^JTLTtffil) III TOUR TELETTtAH 0 THE SIXTEENTH.
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A. T . THOUSOH
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NIGHT L E T T E R

TH E WESTERN UNIONRPOTELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN O R TE
C
A D
25,000 OFFICES IN AM ERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

TMa Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to to,«te senderc i theJ&Uovlnt Night Letter.
Teanbe guarded against only by repeating a message backtothe sending station for comparison, and the Company will nothoia itself ItaWe tor m um or dew * in
__ _ m or delivery of Unriipiateif Night Letter* sent at redcced rates, beyond arom cqnalto ten times the amount paid lor twuMgnisstoa; nor in any case beyond thesam
(fW B ^
i t which,mriesiotherwise i tated_betow, thta messagehajiboen valued by the sender thereof, nor In any ease where the Maim to not pzeeentedin writing within
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and^^eU ver^^y’^t^SSit ok the •ender, under the conditions named ajMve.

ROBERT C. CLPWRY, M ltlMNT
R e c e iv e d a t

sue

27

ip.

_____ ‘

__________

*"

NELVIDERE BROOKS, GENERAL MANAGER

10 7 u o r t h ohbcoit s t . e l pa^o phohe 4 3 2 1 .
s.i.

(Gom

1IAC0 A3 JAH. 18 14
BL PASO GHAinER 0 * 'COMMERCE
E L PASO T E X A S .

PLEASE m

ADTKED THAT WE MOST STROnLY ETOORCE YOUR PLA?!£ ADD

SHORTS TO ’TATE ARnQHA HEW KEXICO AH2 TEST TEXAS PLACED IK THE SAME
lE^TOrAL RESERVE DISTRICT.




ORKEEE CATTLE CO.
455 PH

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D A Y LETTER

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

' CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMltnB and D B U T E R 8 ncm nn only on condition limiting Its liability, which have te n assented to by the tender of the following B a r IM tcr.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the tending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold ItsMf liable for errors or delays in
ransmlssion or delivery of U iin fM ted Day Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sunt equal to the amount paid tor transmission: nor In any ease beyont" the sum of
Jtfty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
to any case where the claim is not presented In writing within ninety-five days after the cause of action, if any. shall have arisen.'
This Is an V N R EPEATED S A T iE T T E B , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
B C I V I P E R C B R O O K S , QKNEWAt MAWAOCH
t O . N . V A IL , PRESIDENT__________ .______________

Received a t
6ns ha

107 n orth ohssok s t .
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sexa.3.

BLUE.
NOGALES

AR IZ.

JAN 13

1914.

E l ?A=?0 (HEARING H^USB ASS1T.
31 PASO I K W ,
YOUR HI OHS LETTER NINTH. W ASH ® WISH YOU
E
TEXAS SHOULD BE INCLUDED SAMS RESERVE DISTRICT AS
ARIZONA. W
SRF! SHIS ARRANGEISIIT NOT CONSUtmTED W
E
WOULD EVSHTmLT.Y WORK A"H4RD3HTi? OF THS TERRITORY
YOU FAVB OUR HEARTY COOPSRATION.
FIRST NATIONAL BANE.
9-34-A




THAT WESTERN
HEW I® X I00 AND
BELIEVE IT
INVOLVED.

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NIGHT L E T T E R

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

125,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only 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 of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollars, 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
ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an UNREPEATED NIGHT LETTER, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

RO BERT C; C LO W R Y, PRESID ENT

_

R e c e iv e d

'

at

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S . GENERAL MANAGER

107 uoimi onsc-on a? , e l p alo phoite 4 3 2 1 .

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JS

COLLECT U .L .
1T0GALB8 A3. JAU 19TH, 14

( c o i f )

PASO CHAM3FR 6? COEETRCB
EL PASO TEXAS*
OTTER THE T J & t W E ACT T E m i E V E A EETER'TATTOIT O f flESTERIT TEXAS 1K0M
7
ABXjOJTA ACT ITOTTM
EXICO WOULD PROVE MOST DISASTROUS TQ THE COMTRCIAL I S *E1E8TS 0^ TUE SECTIOUS UTVOLVED. 7? ?EEL THAT A VITAL BBPREBSIOS WOULD
lE S r
TL? SHOULD 'BAM IFT IJJTTTRESTS 0? TUTS POUTIOH 0? TEXAS BE ALIEUATBD
*301! 0U1 TETmTT03Y REST ASSURED 0* O H HEARTY COOP^EATIOH.TO THIS BSD.
T>




TTO^ALES HHACTER O F COKSOTCB
637 PM

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DAY

LETTER

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
"INCO R PO R ATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following D a y L etter.
Errors can be guarded against only 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 of Unrepeated D a y Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission: nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwisestated below, this message has been valued, by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
in any case wliero the claim is not presented in writing within ninety-five days after the cause of action, i f any. shall have arisen.
This is an UJi R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

'"’ WEO. N . V A IL, P R E S I D E N T

Received a t

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

107 hop.th oresoit s t . e l paso phohe 4321 .

51FHM 553LUE SEX
PHOEEIX A3 JAM-El 1914

(COPT)
EL PASO CHAM
BER *0" rCOETCTCE
EL PASO TEXAS
II! AHSWER TO YOUR TTIEOHAM I DEM I? DESIRABLE THAT THE CITY *0? EL P^ASO
SHALL. n(M ? TTTHITTHn SAME DISTINCT AS ARISOUA WHEH THE LO CATI OH OF THE
'IFFERTOT FEDERAL RESERVE! BASKS SHALL BE DETEHMIITHD THE IltTTUAL
OTSIHESS IETER^STS 0? ART20HA AUD EL PASO WOULD IE KY 0PIIII01I MAKE
SUCH,AH AP.RArCF?^!?T VERY STP.VTCEA^LE.




050 ?/. HUITT

007BRTOH .0? ARIDOHA.
1249PM

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THE PHOENIX NATIOflaL BANK.
Phoenix, Arizona.
J anuary 10, 1914•

El Paso Clearing House Assn.,
El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:Receipt is acknowledged
of your night letter of January 9th
and we concur heartily in the belief that
the interests of your section would
be best served by the new Federal
Reserve Law if the western portion
of Texas be Included in the name
Reserve District as New Mexico and
Arizona.
We here favor the
location of the Federal Reserve
Bank in San Francisco and it
will give us pleasure to co-operate
with you in having your section
included in the same district.
Yours very truly,
H. D. Marshall, Jr.
Cashier.
*C0PY*

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THE VALLEY BANK
Phoenix, Arizona.
«anuary 12, 1914.

Mr. T. M* Wingo, Vice-President,
Rio Grande Valley Bank & Trust Co.,
El Paso, Texas.
My dear Mr* Wingo
I have your favor of
the 1 0 th in reply to our telegram of
same date, in which you state that
El Paso and Western Texas are anxious
to be Joined with Arizona and Hew
Mexico in the reserve association,
and that you are perfectly willing
to be connected with some city in
California. We will do all we can
to aid you to be connected with this
district.

Yours very truly,
Lloyd B. Christy,
Cashier.
*COPY*

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

Tills Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only 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 of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollars, 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
Of the sender, under the conditions named above.

RO BERT C. CLO W RY, PRESID ENT

Received a t

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S . GENERAL MANAGER

214 gs . y

.3 1

SAFFORD

n l*

A R IZ.

JA1T*

10#

1914.

EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION.
EL PABO. TEXAS*
W HEARTILY ENDORSE THAT WESTERN PORTION OF TEXAS'
E
bes in clud ed in same m s m re s e rv e d i s t r i c t a s hew mexico
AND ARIZONA UNDER NEW FEDERAL RESERVE LAW WS WILL GLADLY
E'
ASSIST YOU TOM THAT END.




BANK OF SAFFORD#
705p

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D A Y LETTER

Form 2589C.

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A TED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting: its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following; D a y L etter.
Errors cttn be guarded against only 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 of U nrepeated D ay Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company w ill not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within ninety-five days after the cause of action, i f any. shall have arisen.
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 of the sender, under the conditions'named above.

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

'H E O . N . V A IL, P R E S I D E N T

R e c e iv e d

at

107 H. QliEGQH ST. EL PASO PHOHE 4321.
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32 BLUE
SO.LOMOHVILT.H A3. JAH 17-14

SL PASO CHAMBER O f COMMERCE

3

EL PASO TEX.
WE DEEM IT THE BEST INTERESTS TO ALL* COUCTSHED THAT EL PASO AW)
WEST TEXAS HE PLACED IH. THE SAME JtKSBRVB DISTRICT AS ARISOHA AHD
*S®JB£too'.a!n> ahe h e a r t il y iit favor o f i t .




SOLOHOD COW L. CO.
1025AM

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE 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 A B LE SER V ICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

T h is C om pany T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S m essages on ly on conditions lim itin g Its lia b ility , w hich h ave been assented to b y th e sender o f the follow in g Night Letter.
E rro rs can be guarded ag ain st o n ly b y repeating a message back to the sending sta tio n tor com parison, and the C om pany w ill not hold itself liab le fo r errors or d elays in
transm ission or d e live ry of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten tim es tlie am ount p aid for transm ission; nor in a n y case beyond the sum
of F ifty D ollars, a t w hich, unless otherw ise stated below, th is m essage has been va lu e d b y the sender thereof, nor in a n y case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ithin
ninety d ays a fte r the m essage is tiled w ith the C om p an y for transm ission.
Th is is an .U N R E P E A T E D N IGH T L E T T E R , a n d Is delivered b y request o f th e sender, under the conditions nam ed above.

R O B E R T C. C L O W R Y ,

B E LV ID E R E

P R E SID EN T

Received a t

107 north ohbqot s t .

1 1 . . . R H . . . H . ..5 6

e l pa so

B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

texas.

. . i l l . - , . 4EXTRA.
THATCHER AR IZ.

JA1T. 11. 1914.

TH E l PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION?
EL PASO TEXAS*
W CONSIDER IT Of VITAL D3P0RTANCE TO OUR INTERESTS
E
THAT 'S E BE PERMITTED TO CONTINUE OUR EL PASO BANKING
/
COENECTIONS. 1 E FEEL THAt OUR INTERESTS WILL BE INJURED IF W ARE
7
E
HOT INCLUDED IN THE SAME TERRITORY ITH EL PASO IH THE DESIGNATION
OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT,
CITIZENS BANK.
822-AM..JAN 12th. 1914.




L.C.SH0W. CASHIRBR*

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A TED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting Its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only 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 of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid lor transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollars, 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
ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an UNREPEATED NIGHT LETTER, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

RO BER T C. CLO W R Y, P R ESID E NT

Received a t
1 bhm

10 7

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

orbqos $ t . e l paso phone 4 3 2 1 .

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THATCHER ARIZ. JAN 1*7 1914.

( COPY )

CHAMBER OF'tJOMMER'CB
Eli PASO TEXAS.
•Iff THE MATTER 0j? BEG 10HAL RESERVE BANKS WE WOULD BE PLEASED VERT
M
IJCH TO SEE 0HE LOCATED III EL PASO. WE CAN SEE MANY REASONS WHY
EL PASO WOULD 3E THE LOGICAL PLACE FOR ONE AND FROM THERE THE
AID NECESSITIES O f THE SOUTHWEST COULD BE TAKEN CARE O f IN A WAY THAT
WOULD $E*IMPOSSIBLE I? LOCATED FURTHER WEST WE ARE WITH YOU.




TIIATCTER IMPLEMENT AND MERCANTILE CO.
519PM

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Tombstone, Arizona.
January 10, 1914.

El Paso Clearing House Association,
El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:Replying to your communication
asking an expression of opinion concerning
the lines of the Federal Reserve District
to soon be established, we think by all
means that E l Paso, and perhaps a slice
of Western Texas, should by all means be
included in the same District with Arizona
and New Mexico.
The interests of this whole
section of country centralize in El Paso,
and it would be a great mistake to separate
us from 11 Paso, unless there be reasons
for so doing which are not apparent to us.
As we see the matter, there
will be a branch established at El Paso,
as being the only suitable City between
Dallas and Los Angeles for such branch purely geographical reasons will make it
necessary*
Trusting to be hooked up on
these lines, we remain,
Very truly yours,
T» R* Brandt,
Cashier
♦COPY*

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Form 2114

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

26,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and D E IIT E B 8 menaces omlr ontoondltions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and tike Company will not hold Itself liable for errors or delays In transbu^rfionor delivery of Unrepeatod Messages, beyondtheamountof tolls paid thereon,nor in anyease beyond thesumof Fifty D alian, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message has been rained by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liaMe for damages or statutory penalties in any case where the claim is not.presented in writing within
ainety-flve days after the cause of action, if any, shall have arisen.
This is an UNKEQEATED MESSAGE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named abere.
T H E O . N . V A IL , PRESIDENT

__________________________________________________________________ B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

Received a t 107
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E l PASO CLEARIHG HOUSE ASSH.
EL PA10 TEXAS.
'YE FAVOR IHCLUDIHS E l PACO IB SAHE 3ELERVE

BISTHTCE 4R lffi'7 MEXTOO AT® AHISOHA.
ARI30IIA IIATIOUAL BAHK.
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F. H. T H O R P E , C a s h i e r

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ANTHONY COENEN, A s s i s t a n t

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L . H . M A N N IN G . P R E S ID E N T

J o h n F. My e r s ,

C . E . W A L K E R . TR EA S U R E R

o . H. s a w y e r . V ic e -p r e s id e n t

s ecr etar y

D IR EC TO R S
D IR E C TO R S
J O H N H EID E tL . H . M ANN IN G

O . F . K ITT
E. O 'K E E F E

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

T

ucson

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3?ebuary

6 th ,

1 914#

Hon. W.G.McAdoo, a:
D avid F.Houston,
O rgan ization Com
m
Gentlem en:The Tucson Chamber of Commerce has appointed Mr
C h a rle s F. Solomon to re p resen t th is p rg a n iz a tio n in p re se n tin g our
p e t it io n to have E l Paso in cluded in the same re se rv e d i s t r i c t w ith
A rizo n a and New M exico,and w h ile Mr. Solomon w i l l be a b le to cover
the ground thoroughly, we beg to present the fo llo w in g arguments on
which we f e e l very stro n g ly .
E l Paso i s the la r g e s t r a ilr o a d * cen ter in the in lan d
southwest and the most im portant trade cen te r in the re gio n .

Our

in t e r e s t s are th e re fo re common.and i t would s e r io u s ly e ff e c t our
bu sin e ss r e la t io n s w e re .E l Paso and West Texas to be p laced in a n o titir
d is t ric t.
We n a t u r a lly c a l l upon E l Paso f o r a s s is ta n c e in any
m atters which we fin d i t

im p o ssib le to handle alon e,an d the quick

communication p o s s ib le w ith that c it y i s very v a lu a b le to us.

We

f e e l that E l Paso i s an important p a rt o f th is b u sin ess community,
and that to d iv id e the community in any way w i l l work an in ju ry .
We s in c e r e ly t r u s t that our p r e s e n t ’bu sin ess and bankin g r e la t io n s w ith E l ?aso w i l l continue un distu rbed through p la c in g
that c it y in




our re se rv e d i s t r i c t .
V e r y

t r u l v

vn tira

P re sid e n t

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WEST]

UNION

Form 22S9 A

CHECK

NIGH

TTER

TH E O . N . V A IL , P R E S ID E N T

ID t efollowing N ight L ette r,
h

f

subject to the term s
on back hereof, which are hereby agreed to

c o p y

/

TUCSON AZ EBB 2ND 1914

W.E.REEVES
SECY ELPASO CHAMBER O0MMERCE
EL PASO TEX.
AGREE WITH YOU ALL COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA AMD NEW-MEXICO
I

DNG SOUTHERN PACIFIC AND ELPASO AND SOUTHWESTERN LINES BETWEEN ELPASO

AND YUMA OR LOS-ANGELES SHOULD BE IN SAKE RESERVED REGION
KEEP us POSTED OUR EXPENSE




JOHN.P.MEYER

11 PM

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M
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THE 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 .

C A B LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Com pany TR ANSM ITS and D E L IV E R S m essages o n ly on conditions lim iting- Its lia b ilit y , w hich h ave been assented to b y the sender o f the following- D ay Letter.
E rro rs can be guard ed a g a in st o n ly b y repeatin g a m essage back to the Sending statio n tor com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r errors o r d elays In
tran sm ission or d e liv e ry o f Unrepeated Day Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r transm ission : nor in any ease beyonc the sum o f
Fifty Dollars, a t w hich , unless o th erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been va lu e d by the sender thereof. The Com pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages or sta tu to ry p enalties
in an y ease w here the c laim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n inetv-tive d a y s a ft e r the cause o f action, i f an y. sh a ll h ave arisen .
T h is is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y LE TTE R , and Is d e live re d b y request o f the sender, under the conditions nam ed above.

~ H E 0 . N. V A IL , PR ESID E NT

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BR O O K S, GENERAL MANAGER

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BLUE.
TUC30NS. ARIZ.

JAN 10th f 1914.

EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSN.
EL PASO TEXAS.
UE ARE THOROUGHLY IN ACCORD WITH THE VIEWS OF THE
EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE
AND m SHALL BE PLEASED TO CARRY OUT ADY
SUGGESTIONS THEY M Y HAVE TO OFJTER WISH REFERENCE TO H V W GAN AID
O/ E
THEM BI BRINGING ABOUT TEE DESIRED RESULT.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA BAflK AND TRUST CO.

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D A Y LETTER

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Inco rpo rated

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

C A B L E S E R V IC E T O A LL 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 m essages o n ly on con d ition s lim itin g ' Its lia b ilit y , w h ich h a r e been assented to b y the sen d er o f the fo llo w in g D a y l e t t e r .
E rro rs can be guarded a g a in st o n ly b y repeating- a messag-e back to the sending: sta tio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany ■will n ot h old Its e lf lia b le fo r e rro rs o r d e la y s in
transm ission or d e liv e ry o f U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sen t a t reduced ra te s , beyond a sum e q u a l't o the am oun t p aid fo r tra n sm issio n : nor in a n y case beyond th e sum o f ■
F i f t y D o lla r s , a t w hich, unless o th erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been v a lu e d b y the sen d er thereof. The C om pany w ill n ot be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry p en alties
in an y case w here the claim Is not presented in writing- w ith in n in ety-five d a y s a ft e r the cause o f action , i f an y. sh a ll h a v e arisen .
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d elivered b y req u est o f the sender, un der th e c on d ition s nam ed above.

~ HEO. N. V A IL , P RE SID EN T

_______________________________________________________________________________ B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

R e c e iv e d a t

TUCSOH ARI2, JAN 17 1914.

(COPT)
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BL PASO TEXAS.
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AMERT STEIOFfeLD h CO.

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
\

25,000 O F FIC ES IN A M ER IC A

IN C O R P O R A T E D

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

T h is C om pany T R A N S M IT S an d D E L IV E R S m essages on ly on conditions lim itin g Its lia b ility , w hich h ave been assented to b y the sender o f the follow in g Night Letter.
E rro rs can be guarded again st o n ly h y repeating a message back to the sending statio n fo r com parison, and the C om pany w ill not hold Itself liable fo r errors or d elays in
transm ission or d e live ry of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyon d a sum eq ual to ten tim es the am ount paid for transm ission ; nor in a n y case beyond the sum
o f F ifty D ollars, a t which, unless otherw ise sta te d below, th is m essage h as been va lu e d b y the sender thereof, nor in an y case w here th e claim is not presented in w ritin g w ithin
n inety d a y s a fte r th e m essage is filed w ith th e C om p any for transm ission.
<
T h is Is a n tlN R E P E A T E D NIQHT L E T T E R , a n d Is delivered b y request of th e sender, under th e conditions nam ed above.

R O B E R T C. C L O W R Y ,

B E LV ID E R E

PR E SID EN T

Received a t

107 north ohegon st.

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■yum ARIZ.

ex. pabo

B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

texas.

HI.
LAN. 10. 1914.

EL PASO CIEARING HOUSE ASSOCIATION.
EL PASO. TEXAS.
WE FULLYNCONCUR WITH YOUR IDEA'CONTAINED IN TELEGRAM
RECEIVED TODAY THAT WESTERN PORTION OP TEXAS SHOULD BE INCLUDED
IN THE SAME RESERVE DISTRICT AS HEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA.




YUMA NATIONAL BANK

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HORTON-MORGANCOMMERCIAL COMPANY.
WILCOX. ARIZONA*
January 19, 1914,
E l Paso Chamber o f Commerce,
E l Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:
We w i l l thank you to use your in flu e n ce to have W illc o x ,
A rizon a, placed in the same Reserve D i s t r i c t as E l Paso, Texas.
Our bu sin ess and banking in t e r e s t s are so c o lo s e ly interwoven that
i t w i l l be d ecid ed ly to our advantage to be in the same R eserve
D i s t r i c t , and we t r u s t that t h is can be arranged#




Very r e s p e c t f u lly ,
NORTON MORGAN COMMERCIAL CO.
BY

(H. A. M organ .)

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NIGHT L E T T E R

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

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting Its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only 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 of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollars, 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 wilting within
ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This fa an UNREPEATED NIOHT LETTER, and is delivered by request oif the sender, under the conditions named above.

R O BER T C. C LO W R Y, PR E SID E N T

Received a t

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B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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10#•«0X *• • SH *»*46* #
T/ILLCOX AR IZ.

JAN I I .1 9 o 4 .

E l PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSIf.
EL PASS TEXAS.
m WILL GLADLY COOPERATE WITH YOU III TRYING TO OBTAIN OHS RE
RESERVE DISTRICT FOR WESTERN TE7AS HEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA.
AS W BELIEVE OUR MUTUAL INTERESTS WILL BE SERVED MOST ADVANTAGEOUSLY
E
IN THIS WAY- IP THERE IS ANY THINS YOU WISH US TO DO KINDLY LET US
KNOW.
SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY BANK.
7 0 5 .. . PM.




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WILLCOX B k m & trust company

Willcdx, Arizona.
January 17, 1914.

T* M. Wingo, V ic e -P r e s id e n t ,
El Paso Clearing House Assn.
El Paso, Texas.

Dear Sir:Acknowledging receipt of
your telegram of the 1 0 th inet.,.and
your letter of the 16th inst*» I beg
to advise that reply to same was
deferred until our Board of Directors
should meet today and consider the
question.
While no formal action was
taken, the expressions of all the
Directors present were favorable to the
proposition of having Arizona included
with New Mexico and West Texas in the
same regional reserve district, with a
branch of the reserve bank to be
located in El Paso.
Trusting that your efforts
to this end may be successful, I am,
Yours respectf&l|y>
H. E. Dunlap,
Cashier.

♦COPIE#

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NIQHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A TED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station lor comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the stun
of Fifty Dollars, 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
nine^d&jrs

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R O B E R T C . C L O W R Y , PRESIDENT

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B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER*

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THE "TMiHRCIAL CLTT3 0? ALAMOGORDO BETiIEVE THAT FROM THE GEOGRAPHICAL
LOOATIOTI "■ EX. PASO IT SHOULD HATH OIIE O ’ THE HTOIOnAL.RTSERVE 3AHKS
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Form 25S9 C.

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN CO R P O R A TED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following* Day Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not bold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Vnrepeated Day Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyone the sum of
FUtjr Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
In any case where the claim is not presented in writing within ninety-live days after the cause of action, if any. shall have arisen.
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 of the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A IL , PRESIDENT______________________ ____________________________ <___________________ B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

HECEIVED AT
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COLLECT BLUE.

ALAKOGORDA HM.

JAN

10

EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE A3SIT.
EL PASO TEXAS,
T E DEEM IT ESSENTIAL THAT WESTERN PORTION OP TEXAS
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BE INCLUDED I H I TH8 SAKE RESERVE DISTRICT AS HEW MEXICO AHD
ARK0N7-A EL PASO BEING THE CENTER Of ALL THE COMMERCIAL BUSINESS
?0R THE TW STATES AHD TENDER YOU* OUR HEARTY COOPERATION.
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F IR M BSTIONAL BANK.
11-45-A

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Form 25S9 C.

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

25,000 O F FIC E S IN AM ERICA.

C A B LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This Com pany TR ANSM ITS and D E L IV E R S messafres on ly on conditions lim itin g its lia b ilit y , w hich h a v e been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g D ay Letter.
E rro rs can foe guarded aprainst on ly by rep eatin g a m essage back to the sen d in g sta tio n fo r com parison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r erro rs o r d e la y s in
tran sm ission or d e liv e ry o f Unrepeated Day Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tran sm ission ; nor in an y case beyonc the sum o f
Fifty. Dollars, at w hich, unless o th erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been valu ed b y the sender thereof. The Com pany w ill n ot be lia b le fo r dam ages or sta tu to ry penalties
In a n y case w here the c laim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in nin ety-five d ays a fte r the cause of action , if an y. sh a ll h ave arisen .
Th is is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E TTE R , and is d elivered b y req u est o f the sender, under the conditions nam ed above.

B E L . V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

T H E O . N. V A IL , PRE SID EN T

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JAN 10

1914.

EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSN.
El, ■'ABO TEXAS.
Ill OUR JUDGEHHITT WESTERN B3XA.S AND EL "A30 S H ^ D BY ALL
KEANS BE INCLUDED IN SAMS RESERVE DISTRICT AS I E 7 H3XIC0.
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FIRST RATIONAL BANX.
9-20*A




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THE STATE NATIONAL BANK
Albuquerque, H* M.
January 10, 1914•

E l Paso C le a rin g House A s s o c ia tio n ,
11 Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen: Your message re c e iv e d , and
X have answered as f o llo w s :
" Your message re c e iv e d *
Our
bank w i l l be g la d to c o -o p e ra te w ith
E l Paso and the Western p o rtio n o f Texas
in se c u rin g a F ed e ra l Reserve Bank f o r
Kansas C it y , as we b e lie v e our b e s t
in t e r e s t s can be served by such lo c a t io n ,
and w i l l be g la d to work w ith you to
th at eild.*
In t h i s connection i b e lie v e
th at i f Texas, New M exico, Oklahoma and
the t e r r i t o r y t r ib u t a r y to Kansas C ity
w i l l work to have Kansas C ity d esign ated
as a lo c a t io n f o r a F ed eral Reserve Bank,
a l l o f our b e s t in t e r e s t w i l l be served
th e re b y •
I f we are to be in the Denver
d i s t r i c t , 1 f e a r there w i l l be no community
o f i n t e r e s t s , as but few bankers in our
s e c tio n keep Denver accounts, and Denver
seems to know but v ery l i t t l e o f c o n d itio n s
throughout t h is s e c t io n , and I have found
the Denver bankers lo a t h to do anything to
a s s i s t banks in t h is se c tio n o f the country,
whereas, our c a t t le and sheep are shipped
to Kansas C it y ; the commission men and bankers
are making loan s a l l through t h is s e c tio n ; they
are thoroughly f a m i l i a r w ith our needs; wide­
awake to the s it u a t io n and th ere i s a community
o f in t e r e s t s e x is t in g fchat would be to our
b e n e fit *
I w i l l be g la d to hear from you
as to your view s re g a rd in g th is m atter.

CuPY

Yours v ery t r u ly ,
J* B. Henderson, P r e s .

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DAY

LETTER

THE 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 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 and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on conditions lim itin g: its lia b ilit y , w hich h a ve been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing: D a y L e t t e r .
E rrors can be guarded a g ain st on ly by rep eatin g a m essage back to the sending: statio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill n ot hold it s e lf lia b le fo r e rro rs o r de la y s in
transm ission or d e live ry o f U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced ra tes, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm iss io n ; n or in an y case beyond the sum of
F i f t y D o lla r s , a t w hich, unless oth erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been v a lu e d b y the sen d er thereof. The Com pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry pen alties
'n any case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in nin ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause o f action , i f a n y , s h a ll h ave arisen .
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d e livered b y req u est o f the sender, un der th e con d ition s nam ed above.

TH E O . N. V A IL , P R E SID E N T

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MA C KAY

T E L E B R A P H -C A B LE
C O N N E C T IN G

COMPANY

W IT H

POSTAL. TE LE G R A P H - COMMERCIAL C A B L E S

NIGHT

LETTERGRAM

T H E MAC K AY T E L E G R A P H -C A B LE C O M P A N Y T R A N S M I T S AN D DELIVERS T H I S N IG HT L E T TE R G R AM SU BJ E C T TO T H E T E R M S A N D
C O N D I T I O N S P R I N T E D O N T H E B A C K OF T H I S B L A N K ,
C L A R E N C E H, M A C K A Y , P R E S I D E N T ,
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Belen K. I . Jan ICth 1914.
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El Paso Clearing House Assn.,
El Paso Texas.
We agree vdth you in that the Western portion of Texas only should be
included with Few-Mexieo and Arizona in the sacie reserve.
First National Bank

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D A Y LETTER

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

25,000 O F FIC ES 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 and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on con d ition s limiting* its lia b ilit y , w h ich h a ve been assented to b y th e sender o f the follow ing; D a y L e t t e r .
E rro rs can be guarded a g ain st o n ly b y re p e a tin g a m essage back to the sending: statio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold it s e lf lia b le fo r e rro rs o r d e la y s in
transm ission or d e live ry of U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced ra tes, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm issio n : n or in a n y ease beyond the sum of
F i f t y D o lla r s , at w hich, unless oth erw ise stated below , th is m essage haa been va lu e d b y th e sender th ereof. The C om pany w ill n ot be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry pen alties
in any case where the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n in ety-flve d a y s a fte r the cause o f action, i f a n y , sh a ll h ave arisen .
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d e live re d b y req u est o f the sender, under th e c ond ition s nam ed above.

‘r H EO . N . V A I L , P R E S I D E N T

B E LV ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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THE EXCHANGE BANK OP CARRIZOZO

Carrizozo, N. M.
January 17, 1914.

El Paso Clearing House Association,
El Paso, Texas*
Gentlemen:Replying to your letter
of the 16th. inst*, will say we
are in sympathy with the move to
secure for El Paso a branch Bank
for the Regional Reserve District
of Arizona, New Mexico, and Western
fexas.
If you will advise us
what you would like to have us do
to further this move, we will be
glad to do what we can.
Yours very truly,
Frank J. Sager,
Cashier
*COPY*

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DAY

LETTER

Form 2589 C.

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

25,000 O FFIC ES IN A M ERICA .

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

Tills Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on con dition s lim iting: its lia b ilit y , w hich h a v e been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g D a y L e t t e r .
K rrors can be guarded a g a in st on ly by rep eatin g a m essage back to the sen d in g sta tio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill n ot hold it s e lf lia b le fo r erro rs o r d e la y s in
transm ission or d e live ry o f U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sen t a t reduced ra tes, beyond a sum eq ual to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm iss io n ; nor in a n y case beyond the sum of
F i f t y D o lla r s , at w hich, unless oth erw ise stated below , th is m essage h as been v a lu e d b y the sender th ereof. The Com pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry p en alties
in any case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n in ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause o f action , i f a n y . sh a ll h a ve arisen .
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d e livered b y req u est o f the sender, under the con dition s nam ed above.

T H E O . N. V A IL , P RE S I D E N T

Received a t
8

A

PH

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S, GENERAL MANAGER

107 itorth ossaon z?. el pal0 mom 4321.

28 BUJE
CLOUDCHOF2

(COPY)
II. M. JAII 17-14.

BL PitfcO CHi-IBI-a 0? C:y.:tSEl<GE
EL PASO
WE 2IID0KSE YOUli P0ST2I0H ?LAYIiR* KL PASO IIT IlEWMEXICO
H2MOTAL

DTSTSXC?

3MIK CALL Oil V t 70H ABY HiTOKUm OI BECBfcSARY FROM
j

THIS SECTIOH TO BACK UP YOIHi CM IMS




CLOUDGROF? U!jSI3J2fcS V M lt ASSII.
328PM

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SOCORRO STATE BANK.
Cocorro, N. M.
January 10, 1914.

El Paso Clearing

House Assn.,

El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:Referring to your wire
of the loth, it is our belief that
El Paso should by all means be
included in the same Federal Reserve
District as Hew Mexico and Arizona,
owing as you say, to the same
Mututality of interests as those
two states.
We sincerely hope you
will succeed in your efforts to
become a part of our district*
Yours very truly,
Edward ! • Price,
«
Cashier.
♦COPY*

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D A Y LETTER

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A TE D

25,000 O F FIC ES IN AM ERICA.

C A B LE SER V ICE T O A LL 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 m essages o n ly on con dition s lim itin g ’ its lia b ilit y , w hich h a ve been assented to b y the sender o f the follow ing: D a y L e t t e r .
K :ro rs can be guarded a g a in st on ly by rep eatin g a m essage back to the sen d in g sta tio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold it s e lf lia b le fo r erro rs o r de la ys in
transm ission or d e live ry of U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sen t a t reduced ra tes, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm issio n : nor in a n y case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , a t w hich, unless oth erw ise suited below , th is m essage has been v a lu e d by the sender thereof. The C om pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry p e n a ltie s'
in any case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n in ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause o f action , i f an y. sh a ll h ave arisen .
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 b y req uest o f the sender, under th e con dition s nam ed above.

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

R e c e iv e d a t

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S, GENERAL MANAGER

107 sq&sh obegwh s t . e l paso phoue

4321 •
(COPY)

6

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'TJCnC SAKS H^IOHAL* m S R V B DISTRICT, S'JCH COHDITIOHS

SEEM II^PHUTIVE.




KS

C'lAKBER 0? COM ERCE
M
♦
3Y TXLXwuU) B HOLE trCRZTARY*

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D A Y LETTER

THE 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 A B LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

This C om pany TR ANSM ITS and D E L IV E R S m essages on ly on conditions lim iting- its lia b ility , w hich h ave been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g Day Letter.
E rro rs can be guard ed a g a in st o n ly by rep eatin g a m essage back to the send ins' statio n fo r com parison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r erro rs o r d e la y s in
tra n sm issio n or d e liv e ry o f Unrepeated Day Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm issio n : nor in an y case beyonc' the sum o f
Fifty Dollars, a t w hich, unless oth erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been va lu e d by the sender thereof. The Com pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages or s ta tu to ry penalties
t a n y ease w here the c laim is not presented in writing- w ith in n in ety-flve d a y s a fte r the cause of action, i f any, sh a ll have arisen .
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 b y req u est o f the sender, under the conditions nam ed above.

T H CO. N. V A I L , P R E S I D E N T

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S, GENERAL MANAGER

HECEIVED AT

4

nr H

86

BLUE.

eemibfg
EL APSO CLEARIm

im .

ja n i o

HOUSE ASSH.
EL PASO *E3IAS,

THAT THE IMPRESTS OP THIS SECTIOH BEST BE SERVED BY TEE
hew mmmjj re s e rv e la w we h e a r t i l y mGommm th a t the
m s w m PORTION O f TEXAS BE INCLUDED is THE 3AME re se rv e d i s t r i c t
AS HEW mxioo ADD ARIZONA,




THE BANK OF DEMING*
11-25-A

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D A Y LETTER

THE 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 A B LE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

Th is Com pany T R ANSM ITS and D E L IV E R S m essages on ly on conditions lim iting' its lia b ilit y , w hich h ave been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g D ay Letter.
E rro rs can be g uard ed a g a in st on ly b y rep eatin g a m essage back to the sen d in g statio n tor com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r erro rs o r delays in
tran sm ission o r d e liv e ry o f Unrepeated Day Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm iss io n ; nor in an y case beyonc the sum of
Fifty Dollars, a t w hich, u nless o th erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been va lu e d b y the sender thereof. The Com pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages o r sta tu to ry -penalties
n a n y case w here the c laim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n in ety-five d ays a ft e r the cause o f action , i f an y, sh a ll h ave arisen .
T h is is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d e livered b y req uest o f the sender, under the conditions nam ed above.

T H E O . N. VA IL , PRESID EN T

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S, GENERAL MANAGER

tfECEIVED AT
58 ELTJE

8 EXTRA.
EBBING ® t.

JWT

10

14.

BL EA.S0 CLEARIHG HOUSE ASSN.
E l PASO TSX/lS.
T E EEARTIXY EHDORSE PhAOTffQ JEST TEXAS, K V MEXICO AMD ARIZ0HA
7
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i s smse w .m m .1 re s e rv e d i s t r i c t
e x e c u tiv e com kitte mew msttco
m n r s JJEETS Iir AIiBUQTnRQJJE EIBETEEHTH ;7 W ill. ENDORSE SAME
E
ACTION A P TH-AT MBETIIFG.
5




TH8 EBMIHG HATIOUAIr BABE.

H. H. EEUiT PRES.
E . L . FOTOBSS. CASHIER.
1 1 -3 4 -A
.

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D A Y LETTER

F oob 25SOC.

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AM ERICA.

-/ CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRAKSMXT8 and D E U V E S 8 m em ra only w conditions limiting' it* liability, which have been um ted to by the sender of the following Day letter.
Errors n h lie r w M against only tarnuMtliw » message bade to the sending station for comparison, and tbe Company will not hold Itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Unr pe t d Day Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission: nor in any ease beyonc the sum of
e ae
Fifty D l a s at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will net be liable tor damage* or statutory penalties
olr,
in say case where the claim is not presented In writing within nlnety-flre days after the cause of action, it any. shall have arisen.
This is an (JMBGPSATBD D A Y LETTER, and Is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H E O . N . V A IL , PRESIDENT
B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAOER

R e c e iv e d a t
83

KN

107
HP

HOETH 0H8S0H ST.
56

31 ‘'/ISO TEXAS.

BITJE.
DEMIHG. EM.

JAII

10

1914#

EL PASO CLBARIHG HOUSE ASSH.
EL VA80 TEX A S .
VIE HEARTILY a a i m WITH yooth at’ the w i s t in t e r e s t o f t h is s
SECTION OF THE COUNTRY COULD.EE SERVED ONLY IF BBW K X O
BXO
ARIZONA A D THE WESTERN PORTION OF TEXAS HE INCLUDED I I THE
1T
SAME KBGIONAL RESERVE DISTRICT.




FIRST NATIONAL BANK,

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,

j i bi i ..

.....

1 ........................................................................................ ........... linoi

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SAN MIGUEL NATIONAL BANK.
E ast Las Vegas, N. M.
January 14, 191^•

Mr* T. M. Wingo, S e c y .,
Rio Grande V a lle y Bank & T rust Co*>
E l Paso, fe x a s .
Dear S i r : R ep lvin g to your l e t t e r
o f the 12th i n s t . , w i l l say th at I am
sure the New Mexico Bankers w i l l do
e v ery th in g they can to have Western
Texas in co rp orated in the same
t e r r i t o r y as A rizona and New Mexico,
and the m atter w i l l be taken up in
Albuquerque on the 19th by the
Executive Committee o f the New
Mexico Bankers A s s o c ia tio n .
Very t r u ly yours,
D. T. Hoskins,
C a s h ie r.
♦COPY*

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MACKAY

TELEG R A P H -C A B LE

COMPANY

C O N N E C T IN G W IT H

P O S TA L TELEGRAPH-COM M ERCIAL C A B LE S

n
L ETT E R G R A M
si

N I G HT

T H E M A C K A Y T E L E G R A P H -C A B L E C O M P A N Y T R A N S M IT S A N D D E L IV E R S T H I S N IG H T L E T T E R G R A M S U B J E C T T O T H E T E R M 8 A N D
C L A R E N C E H , M A C K A Y . P R E S ID E N T .
C O N D I T 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 ._______ _ _ _______ _________

R K C IIV C D

>B L I V I H Y

COMPETITIVE

INDEPENDENT
12607

134

AT

N U H B IR

PROGRESSIVE

TRADE-MARK

D.OM. 27 N.L.

Gallup N. M.

Jan 10th 1914.

El Paso Clearing House,Assn,
Elpaso Texas
We believe the Western portion of Texas should be included in same federal
reserve district with New-Mexico and Arizona and will use our influence to
that end.
Me Kinley County Bank.
7 :12 pm.
(COPY)




u
n

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D A Y LETTER

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN CO R P O R A TED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L I V E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following D a y Le tte r.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for Comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays la
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated D a y Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyom the sum of
^Ifty Dollar*, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
i any case where the claim is not presented In writing within ninety-five days after the.cause of action, if any. shall have arisen.
This is an U B T R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

T H E O . N . V A I L , P R E S I D E N T _____________________________________________________________________________ B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

HECEIVED AT
ITU 3

107 1?0HTH 0HSG0H 35 • EL ? o ® 2 A S .
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30 43 PAID BLUB
HILLSBOBO

VIA?
Ell*

HOT®.
JAH

10

1014.

3L PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASS1T.
, EL "ASO TEXS.
YOUR NIGHT LETTER RECEIVED. I7E ALSO THIHK THAT AS THE IITTERSSi'S 0^ WEST TEXAS 1 E MEXICO A T ARIZONA ARE IDEHBICAL
1W
XD
IT IS____
VERY IMPORTANT HE BE INCLUDED
IH THE
3AM5 FEDERAL HE!SERVE BI35S2
DISTRICT
AHD ARE ANXIOUS TO COOPERATE WITH YOU IH EVERY T7AY
POSSIBLE.




THE SIERRA COUHTY BAHK.
1108-A

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D A Y LETTER

Form 25S9C.

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

25,000 O F FIC E S IN AM ERICA.

C A B LE SE R V ICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Com pany TR ANSM ITS and D E L IV E R S messages on ly on conditions lim itin g' its lia b ilit y , w hich h ave been asseuted to b y the sender o f the fo llo w in g Day letter.
E rro rs can be guarded a g a in st on ly b y rep eatin g a m essage baek to the sen d in g statio n tor com parison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le for erro rs o r d e la y s in
tran sm ission o r d e liv e ry o f IIurepeated Day Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm iss io n ; nor in any case beyonc th* sum o f
Vifty Dollars, at w hich, unless o th erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been va lu e d b y th e sender thereof. The Com pany w ill n ot be lia b le fo r dam ages or sta tu to ry p enalties
n an y case w here the c laim Is not presented in w ritin g w ith in nin ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause of action , i f an y. sh a ll have arisen.
Th is Is an U N R E F E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d e live re d b y req u est o f the sender, under the conditions nam ed above.

T H E O . N. VAIL, PRE SIDENT

R e c e iv e d a t
14

X

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S, GENERAL MANAGER

107
AC

north oregon so?.

EL PA. 50 T^XAS.

29 COLLSCT* BLUB.
M S CHD03S NK.

JAN.

10

1914*

EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSN.
Eli PiSO TSXAS.
^ E ARE STRONGLY OF T B OPINION TH4.T THS BEST INT3RF.STS
7
H1
05* THIS SECTION WILL BE SERVED BY INCLUDING!? 17S3T TSXAS HEtfMEXICO AND ARIZONA IN THB SAMS RESERVE DISTRICT.




THE BOWmiT bane : and TRUST CO.
116-P

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VMAa
H . D.
V. B.
R. E .
F.W .
E .U .

O F F IC E R S
B O W M A N , President
MAY, V i c e , P r e s i d e n t
M9BRIDE, Secretary
CAMPBELL,Cashier
C A R D I N A L , Ass't.Cashier

t L
E

s ta blis h ed

In c o rp o ra te d

1884
1910

n

7 )/ H
/

'

D IR E C T O R S
H . □ .BOWMAN
V . B .MAY
R . E.M 9BRID E

/

W . W. C O X
T H O M A S TATE

n

C . E.M ILLER,A

R . L . YOUNG
iJ . D . I S A A C K S

HENRY STOES

The Bowman H.vxk &T m tst (Iomp.vnt
'Kmrn in*

$ 1 0 0 j0 0 0 % »

L\S(>R1 i;KS,Xn v 31t

w o

i’
iebruaiy 6 , 19X4.

This is to certify that Mark B. Thompson is
the duly accredited Representative of the Bowman Bank
& Trust Company, Las Cruces, Hew Mexico, to appear
in the interest of said Bank before the Honorable, The
Secretary of the Treasury, and the Honorable, The Sec­
retary of Agriculture, at a hearing to be held in the
City of El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, February 7, 1©14.




n t h o n y ,N.M.

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D A Y LETTER

For m 25S9C.

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

25,000 O F FIC ES IN AM ERICA.

C A B LE SE R V IC E T O A LL 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 m essages o n ly on con d ition s lim iting; Its lia b ilit y , w hich h a ve been assented to b y the sender o f th e fo llo w in g D a y L e t t e r .
E rro rs can be guarded a g ain st only b y rep eatin g a m essage back to the sen d in g sta tio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold it s e lf lia b le fo r e rro rs o r d e la y s in
transm ission or d e liv e ry o f U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sen t a t reduced ra te s, beyond a sum equal to the am oun t paid fo r tra n sm iss io n ; n or in an y case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , a t w hich, unless oth erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been v a lu e d b y the sender th ereof. The Com pany w ill n ot be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry pen alties
in any case w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in nin ety-five d a y s a ft e r the cause o f action , i f an y . sh a ll have arisen .
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 b y req u est o f the sender, un der the cond ition s nam ed above.

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

T H E Q . N . V A I L , PRESI DENT

R e c e iv e d
6.

X

at
R3.

f#
107 3 . 0KEG3B Wi • EL PALO

mom

4321.
(COPY)

7 5 ---D AY ISSTmSRAU:

LASCRUCES, HH

Jan 17TH, 1914.

EL PASO CSAliX~ 0 ? OOmiERCE
1

EL PASOTISA*.
THE 3USIIIESS

0? iASCR'JCES AUD THESE VALLEYS HAVE -71TH I ®
LL HI1IG CLOSELY THE
P0SI?I0U TAKEH" 3Y EL PASO AS A LOCATIOH FOR A REGIOHiL RESERVE BAIIK
HID CLAIMS T:!AT HEaAxU)LESS OF M A T CITY
TED FOR SUCH SAMS THAT
EL PASO BE PLACED III SAME 3ESEEVK W lTd Aiil^QUA E E T JS Z ICO AUD WEST
S IX 'S THIS TO / W IS E 4 m i POSITTOIJ TAKER ;i!iD youh c u t & a r e h e a r t i l y
EHDOHSSD AIIT \TP -TAUT TO ICTHm J3IY HELP POSSIBLE.
ETJRFIAHTBTCSSB VIAT-Zi USERS iSlOCIATIOII 3ECT




ELEPHAiJT WTTE v/;,TER USEHS ASSIT.
0? ffir&ETICO.
S47PM

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L. C L A P P , P r e s i d e n t
N . C. F R E N G E R , VICE PRES.

MEMBERS OF CO U N C IL

Fust District
J. C. Plemmons
Geo. H . Marten
A . Silva y Abeyta
Second District
H. T . Williams
~red Nickerson
r . £. Bourbonia
Third District
Geo. S. Tibbetts
J. H . Knight
H. F. Holstein
h District
i. Bamert
£. C. Crapps
J. W . Taylor

lepnant Butte
Water. Users’ Association
of New Mexico

Fifth District
N . C. Frenger
T . Rouault, Sr
M. C. O ’ Hara
Sixth District
O. C. Snow
A . J. Fountain Sr.
W . S. Gilliam
Seventh District
Ninth District
E. C. Stopp
F. H. White
H . B. Holt
V . J. Potter
J. P. Mitchell
A . N. Ault
Eighth District
Tenth District
D. J. Jones
P. H . Bailey
J. C. McNary
O. B. Wood
J. L. Thompson
W . B. Carroll

F R E D S. H E S S , S e c r e t a r y
J. P. M I T C H E L L , T r e a s .

DIRECTORS

George Lynch, 1st. Dist,
Wm. Palmer, Jr., 2nd. Dist.
J. M. Hoy, 3rd. Dist.
Robert Elwood. 4th. Dist.
Jas. S. Quesenberry, 5th. Dist.
S. P. Stewart, 6th. Dist.
M. B. Thompson, 7th. Dist.
S. G. Kilgore, 8th. Dist.
H . R. Hannum. 9th. Dist.
M. J. Garrett, lOth.Dist.

CAPITAL STOCK * 4,40 0.00 0 , FUL LY S UBSCR IBED

R. E. B A S S E T T
S

ecretary

of

Im

m ig r a t io n

Las Cruces, N e w M exico

Feb# 6. 1914#

This i s to c e r t i f y th at under and by v ir t u e o f a
Re s o lu tio n o f the Board of D ir e c to rs o f th e Elephant Butte
W ater U sers* A s s o c ia tio n o f Hew M exico, p assed a t the r e g ­
u l a r m eeting h e ld a t the o f f i c e of the said A s s o c ia tio n on
the 2nd day o f F ebru ary A, D. 1914, Mark B. Thompson was
d u ly appointed as the a c c re d ite d re p re s e n ta tiv e of s a i l
A s s o c ia tio n to appear b e fo re the H onorable, the S e c re ta ry ,
o f the Treasury, and the H onorable, the S e c re ta ry o f A g r i­
c u ltu re to re p re se n t the in t e r e s t of s a id A s s o c ia tio n a t
the h earin g to be h e ld a t E l Paso, Texas on Saturday February
7th, 1914*
W itness my hand and the s e a l o f s a id A s s o c ia tio n
t h is 6th day o f F ebru ary A. D. 1914*




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T. R .H .S M ITH,P

r e s id e n t

.

W .N .H A G E R ,V ic e

T,K .CLEVEL \ND, C

P r e s id e n t.

LasC ru ces.N ew M exico .

This i s to c e r t if y

February 6,

th at Mark B.

19X4.

Thompson i s

the duly a c c re d ite d B e p r t e n t a t iv e o f the FIRST STAT3
BA1TK OF LAS CRUCES, Las uruces,

new Mexico, to appear

in the in t e r e s t o f s a id Bank b efo re the Honorable, The
Secretary of the T re a su iy , and the Fonoranle,
re ta ry o f A g ric u ltu r e ,
City o f Til Paso, Texas,




The Cec-

at a h earin g to be h eld in the
on Saturday,

u
’ebruary 7,

1914.

a s h ie r .

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THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Las Vegas, N. M.
January 10, 1914.

E l Paso C le a rin g House A ssn .,
El Paso* Texas.
Gentlemen
We have your telegram o f
the 9th i n s t . , r e la t i v e ' to lo c a t io n
o f F ed eral Reserve Bank fo r the
Southwestern D i s t r i c t •
We should be very glad
indeed to have E l Paso, Texas, included
in the same d i s t r i c t as New Mexico
and A rizon a.
The most l o g ic a l p oin t
f o r the whole Southwestern D i s t r i c t
appears to us to be Kansas C ity * 75$
o f our liv e s t o c k tra n sa c tio n s r e ­
s u lt in Kansas C ity exchange and w hile
Denver i s making an a c tiv e b id f o r
a F ederal Reserve r»ank, we do not think
th at c it y has the volume o f b u sin e ss and
items to j u s t i f y t h e ir claim s to
re p re se n t the Southwest that Kansas
C ity h as.
Yours t r u ly ,
E. D. Raynolds,
V ic e -P r e s id e n t .
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D A Y LETTER

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AM ERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

(M i Company TRANSMITS and D E U T E R 8 messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which hare been assented to by the sender of the following O iy M t ir .
Irrors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itseif liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Vnnpestcd S ty Letter* sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission: nor in any ease beyonc the sum of
Fifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
in any case where the claim is not presented In writing within ninety-flve days after the cause of action, if any, shall have arisen.
•
This is an UNR EFEATED D A Y LETTER, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H K O . N . V A IL , PHE«»PCM T
B E L V IP E R E B lt O O K g , O m i m — ANAOCH

R e c e iv e d a t 1 2 . . x

107 NORTH OREGOB ST,
m
48 b ^ .

LAS CBTKT'S. HH.

E l APSO TEXAS.

JAB 12

14

EL PASO CLEiRIBG HOUSE ASSH.
EL PASO TEXAS.
TOtTR MESSAGE OF BIBTH IBSTABT RELATIVE TO A BRABCH
OF A REGIOBAL BAHK FOR EL PASO TO SERVE THE '.TEST’iiRB DISTRICT
OF TEXAS HEW MEXICO ABD ARIZOBA.
HAVE OtJS HEARTY C0DP3RATI0B
AITD -m ARE TODAY ’.TRTTEDTG TO OUR VARIOUS SEHATORS ABG OOBGHESSMEH
IB WASHIBG TO USE THEIR IHF1TJEBCE.




FIRST STATE BAHK OF LAS CRUCES.
1 -2 2 -P

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DAY

LETTER

For m 2589 C.

THE 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 A B L E SE R V ICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on con dition s lim itin g: its lia b ilit y , w hich h a ve been assented to b y the sen d er o f the follow ing: D a y L e t t e r .
Errors can be guarded a g ain st on ly b y repeating- a m essage back to the sending’ sta tio n fo r com parison, and the Com pany w ill not hold it s e lf lia b le fo r e rro rs o r de la ys in
transm ission or d e liv e ry o f U n r e p e a t e d D a y L e t t e r s , sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm iss io n ; n or in a n y case beyond the sum o f
F i f t y D o lla r s , a t w hich, unless oth erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been v a lu e d b y the sen d er thereof. The C om pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages o r s ta tu to ry p enalties
in any ease w here the claim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n in ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause o f action , i f an y. s h a ll h ave arisen.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d e livered b y req u est o f the sender, un der th e con dition s nam ed above.

'

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

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107

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B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

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I7E A?PH0VE 0? YOUH ?0!iXTX0iI III SHE KA52BB OP S t ?-‘S0 BEIEO PSACED
IK EES M l ? : MS8EHVB D IS M IC f WITH SS9 MEXICO AIID /.RI30MA.




EAGLE DK 1 IT H CO.
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L E T T E R
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THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A TED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following: D a y I<etter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station (or comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for-errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of U nrepeated' D a y Letters,- gent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission: nor in any case beyonc the sum of
W ftjr D ollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
A any case where the claim is not presented in writing within ninety-five days after the cause of action, if any. shall have arisen.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L £ I T £ K , and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above. .

THCO. N. VAIL, P R E S ID E N T _____________________ ____________________________________________ BELVIDERE BROOKS, G E N E R A L M A N A G E R

HECEIVED AT 107
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NORTE OREGON ST.
67

EL -ASO rX A S .

BLUE

LORDSBURG

NM.

JAN* 10

1914.

11 £AS0 3ISARIITG HOUSE ASSN.
EL PASO THDCAS.
REFERRING- YOUR SIGHT LEIIER NINTH.
THIS BANK IB PARTICULARLY
DESIROUS BEING IN SKMB FEDERAL RESERVE .DISTRICT WITH EL PASO
YOUR CITY BEING NATURALLY OUR RESERVE AND CLEARING CITY. W
SUGGEST DISTRICT BE FORMED OF WESTERN TEXAS KANSAS AND NEBRASKA
ALL WYOMING COLORADO ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO UTAH WEST -OF WASATCH
MOUNTAINS REGIONAL BANK IN DENVER BRANCH IN EL PASO IMBRACING IN
ONE DISTRICT THE GREAT CATTLE BREEDING AND MINING TERRITORY.




FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
1-50-P

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I
4 ON HM 8 Via Socorro.
Magdalena N. M. Jan 10th 1914
El Paso Clearing House,
Elpaso Texas.
Telegram received El Paso will receive our hearty support.
First National Bank of Magdalena
5 pm. (COPY)




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f </- n

Exhibit No.
Hearing at C£/ ( rt^.c
f
*- > . - - ..i*

STATSMT IN BEHALF OP THE BIO GRANES YALLEY OP M

MEXICO.

] Vi

That portion of the Rio Grande Valley of Hew Mexico to which the attention
of the Commission is directed, begins at *

31ephan.t Butte at which point is located a ,
h

oonpousded dam of the United States Reclamation Service.

This point is about one

hundred and twenty miles above the City of SlPaso and the valley between the Elephant
Butte and SlPaso contains 110,000 acres of irrigable land of ^ich about 65,000 acres
are in cultivation at the present time.

On either side of the valley lay the table

lands comprising some very rioh: grazing lands, and along to the east of the valley
are the San Andres, 0rtg4p and Franklin ranges, all of which are highly mineralized
and in which are a number of very promising mines; heretofore a great deal of mineral
has been shipped from these mines and extensive preparations are now being made to
work them on a large scale.
Situated in this valley are three banks - the Bowman Bank & Trust Company,
a state institution; the First national Bank; and the First State Bank, all located
in the town of Las Cruces, and & new state bank has just been started at Anthony,
near the Texas border, which has &s yet not issued any formaJts statement.

The town

of Las Cruces is situated 45 miles north of SlPaso and is a city of about five
thousand pecple.

One railroad traverses the entire length of the valley, the
*

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Company, being a branch of the main line running from
Albuquerque to SlPaso.

The Bowman Bank & Trust Company is an institution having

resources of $454,185.00; it deposits in the City of SlPaso 65$ of all of its funds;
its correspondents are located in SlPaso, Chicagomand 21m York; in clearings from
Slpaso they receive
SlPaso,

9 $ of
0

9 $ of
0

items in number and

items in number and

7 $ in amount
0

- and of clearings to

9 $ of
0

bank are'handled in the City of SlPaso.

items in amount; all re-discounts of this
yic*£i0vu>Jl>
The First
Bank of Las Cruces has a

total amount of resources of $185,000.00; i ; deposits 66$ of its funds in SlPaso;
t
the average clearings with ElPaso the p st thirty days aggregate $84,800.00 - clear­
e
ings with SlPaso incoming amount to 581,849.00; this institution carries a reserve




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in New York and Chicago and has correspondents in ElPaso, Chicago and New York.
The First State Bank has total resources of $260,000.00; it carries 60% of its
funds on deposit in the City of ElPaso and has correspondents in SlPaso and
New York; its clearings from ElPaso amount to about 90% Of items in number
and 70$ in amount, and outgoing clearings are handled, through ElPaso as well
as all re-dlscounts• In brief, practically
this region is done direotly with 31Paso.

a ll

of the banking business of

During the latter part of 1907 when

it became necessary to issue Clearing House Certificates, the certifieates
from the Clearning House of SlPaso circulated in this region to the sune extent
as they did within the City of SlPaso itself.
The United States Groveronant, throu^i its reclamation service, is
now spending the sum of §10 ,000,
000.00 in this valley in the construction of
a^oewpuUfuIod reservoir .at Elephant Butte and xa
the distribution of the water.

canal system necessary for

Ifcen this system is complete it will irrigate

about 110,000 acres which when brought to a proper degree of cultivation will
be worth at least Two Hundred Dollars per acre, or Twenty-two Million Dollars
in the aggregate.

However, in order to properly settle and cultivate such a

great area the p st experience of the United States Government, upon tie various
irrigation projects undertaken, has been Urnt on account of speculation and lack
of intelligent and sympathetic financial assistance to the settlers that the
degree of success which was hoped for at the time of passage of the reclamation
act has not developed as anticipated.

During the month of November a Committee

of the Elephant Butte Water Users Association met, at extended conference, with
the Secretary of the Interior and Reclamation Commission to discuss the pro­
priety of the immediate construction of distributing systems and the matter of
settlement of un-occupied areas and of the importance of cutting up the larger
areas into smaller farm units.

At that time the Committee of the Association

presented to the Department of the Interior a statement from the banks of
ElPaso and Las Cruces to 1he effect that they had heretofore and were now
bending every eiiergy to assist the actual farmer on the land and the dis-




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couragament of speculation of such lands and it was largely due to the belief
in this statement that the Secretary of Interior ordered the immediate con­
struction of canals,and the Reclamation Commission in an open letter to the
Association made use of the following language; "that speculative tendencies,
so detrimental to the success of many irrigation projects, have not been
dominant upon the Rio Grande project in lew Mexico up to the present time**.
A large amount of money will necessarily be required for the pro­
per preparation of the land for cultivation and taking care of the settlers
during the first few years occupancy of the land a f l it is not only necessary
nf
that this money be forthcoming for the proper developing of this section but
that the financial interests furnishing the same must have the intelligent,
sympathetic and first hand knowledge of conditions as they obtain in this
section.

SIPaso being located at one end of the valley has, to the highest

degree, these qualifications and there is no other city within a range of
several hundred miles and it is obvious that no other place could in any
measure handle this situation*

The United States Government through, its

Reclamation Commission has pledged, through, its contracts with the owners
of these lands, to provide every assistance for the success of the settlers
and from conferences held with the Secretary of Interior and the Reclamation
Commission, the Secretary of the Interion believes that the success of this
project is probable on account of the fact that it has at hand a city such
as the Gity of SIPaso that can give the proper financial assistance to its
citizens*

There is no doubt if this section be placed in a different territory

than that in which ElPaso is located

that it would not only make it impossible

for the two state banks to take advantage of the provisions of the Currency
Act but that it would very seriously hamper the national bank therein located
and make it impossible for such bank to render the degree of assistance as its
possibilities would otherwise enable it to do*




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D A Y LETTER

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

26,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVER S message* only on conditions limiting Its liability, which t a n teen assented to by the sender of the followlag Day
Errors onn be (w n M against only by repeating a message bade to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays ta
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Day Letter* sent at reduced rates.' beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor In any ease beyonr the sum of
fift y Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
In any case where the claim Is not presented In writing within ninety-fire days after the cause of action, if any. shall have arisen.
This Is an UNR EPEATED D A Y LETTER, and Is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H B O . N . V A IL , PRESIDENT
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IN EL ?AS0 ATO ATTACHED 0 0 TEA T DISTRIO® BBXJP TO ELPA.30
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m i m r . m n v nr same d i s t r i c t w ith ubtt mbxico m b a r i z o f a .




CITIZENS HA3PI0HAL BAE£.

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D A Y LETTER

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O FFICES IN AM ERICA.

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

Thla Company TRANSMITS and DELIVER S messages only on conditions limiting to liability, which k m been assented to by the sender of the following Day Letter.
Knot* can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for «m n or delays in
transmission or delivery of V a n p e a M Day Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a soni equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any casebeyonc the sum of
TOtjr Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties
in any case where the claim is not presented In writing within ninety-five days after the cause of action, if any. shall have arisen.
This is an UNR EPEATED D A Y LETTER, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H K O . N . V A IL , H W I P E N T ________________________
___________________________ B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAOEIt

KECEIVED AT
6

107

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ROS'EIL

HH.

JAN 10

1914.

THE El. PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASS1T.
E l PASO ® X A S .
THE HOS’TELIi BANKS AIIB STRONGLY IN FAV01 OF BEING INCLUDED
HI THE SAME HSSBHVB DISTRICT WITH E l 'ASO C0NSID3RING EL -’ASO
FROM A COMMERCIAL STANDPOINT PRACTICALLY A PORTION Off
HEW MEXICO.




FIRST NATIONAL BA ‘E OF ROSiTELL HH.
12-NOON.

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE 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 A B LE SER V ICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

Th H Company TRANSMITS and D ELIVER S messages only on conditions limiting Its liability, which have been assented to by th* sender of the following Nigh! Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only bv rciieating a message back to the sending station tor comparison, aud the Company will not hold Itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Nfeht Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten Umes the amount tmid for transmission; nor In any case beyond the sunt
of Fifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise staled below, tills message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor In any case where the claim Is not presented la writing within
ninety (lavs after the message Is file:! with the Company for transmission.
This id an U N R EPEA TED N K JH T L E T T E R , and Is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
R O B E R T C. C L O W R Y ,

R e c e iv e d a t
19SWM

BELVIDERE

PRESIDENT

BROOKS,

GENERAL MANAGER

107 n o rth -o reso h e t . t l -paso pitoije 4 3 2 1 .

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(COPY)

19 1914

s i PASO CHAMBER OF C0WERCE
E t PASO TEXAS.
SEOARDTB'T WIRES S S U f m

TO THE RESERVE 'D I S T a i^ a -O THE RESIOITAL
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BABES THE M’^RfiAHTTLE INTERESTS OP OTO CITY ARB PRACTICALLY THE
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SECY.
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fo r m 2114

THE 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 A B LE S E R V IC E T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company TRANSM ITS and D ELIVER S messages snly on conditions limiting its liabnity, -which have been assented to by the sender of the following message
Srrors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
tr^iiamission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of Fifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is net presented in writing within ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an UN R E P EA TED MESSAGE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above,
T H E O . N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

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EL PALO TEXAS.

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MANAGER

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MAGKAY

TELE G R A P H -C A B LE
C O N N E C TIN G

COMPANY

W ITH

P O S T A L TE L E G R A P H - COMMERCIAL C A B L E S

I M» GHT

LETTERGRAM

T H E M A C K A Y T C L E G R A P H 'C A B L E C O M P A N Y T R A N S M I T S A N D D E L IV E R S T H I S N IG H T L E T T E R G R A M S U B J E C T T O T H E T E R M S A N D
C O N D I T 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. MA CKAY, P R E S I D E N T .
CO U N TER N UM BER .

INDEPENDENT

T I M E F IL E D .

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Send t e f l o i g n g t l t e g a , w t o t r p a i g s b e t t t e terms and c n i i n p i e on t e back h r o , which are hereby agreed t.
h olwn ih etrrm ihu eetnr ujc o h
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Santa Fe, N.M. Jan 1 9 th ,1914.
E l Paso Chamber o f Commerce,
E l Paso, Texas.
I am h e a r t ily in fa v o r o f the plan to have A rizon a lew Mexico
and w estern Texas in cluded in the same reserv e d i s t r i c t under
our new currency law , our banking and b u sin e ss in t e r e s t s are
s im ila r p a r t ic u la r ly as between Arizon a Few Mexico and E l Pago
and I b e lie v e that beiag included in the same d i s t r i c t
w i l l be b e n e f i c i a l g e n e r a lly to a l l .




W. C. McDonald.
Governor.

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NIQHT L E T T E R

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O FTIC ES IN AM ERICA

c a b l e s e r v ic e t o

a ll t h e w orld

n i l Company TRANSMITS n d DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of tbe following Night Letter.
v Brrora can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold Itself liable for errors or delays In
trahamlssion or delivery ot U m peiM Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum
of Fifty.DoiUrs, at .which, unless otherwise stated below, this message bus been valued by tbe sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
Is an UN^EWIATEfl NKWOT LETTER, M ^^felivercAb^r^uost of tbe sender, under the conditions named above.
W O B E R T C . C L O W R Y , PRESIDENT__________
B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G C R M M . MANAQCR

E C E IV E D A T

107 H03TH OHSSOff STHSI3T.

.E l :?A30 TE7A3.

2 2 . . . 3 . . . j s . . ,2 3 . . .COLI.ICT' TO.
SAHTS W5. jfM. JA1T. 10th

1914.

SI, ?i30 CLEANING E0TJS15. 1
ED "ASO TSJAS.
IB
THAT T^TEOT T?,TAS SHOULD IBS INCLUDED
E
IF THS 3 A ® HSS3RV3 DISTRICT AS I1 3 T®XIC0 AITO -TILL L3BD O J
3 !7
TB
' SUPPORT TO THAT BHT).




CAPITAL CITY TUlk.
6-11 P

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UNITED STATES BANK & TRUST 00.
Santa Fe, N. M.

E l Paso C l& arin g House A s so c ia tio n ,
El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:R ep lyin g to your telegram
o f the 9th i n s t . , and your l e t t e r o f the
16th i n s t . , w ishin g an ex p ressio n from
us w ith re sp e c t to h a rin g E l Paso and ,
Western Texas in cluded in the same
R egional Reserve D i s t r i c t as Arizona and ,
New Mexico, we hare to a d v ise you that
we are s tro n g ly in fa v o r o f t h is
p ro p o s itio n , as we b e lie v e i t w i l l be
o f g rea t convenience to the bu sin ess
in t e r e s t s o f the t e r r i t o r y named, and
we w i l l do anything in our power to b r in g
th is about*
Let us know i f we can do
anything f u r t h e r , and we w i l l g la d ly
comply.
Yours very t r u ly ,
N. B* L a u g h lin ,
P re s id e n t.
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iPorm 2114

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
-I N C O R P O R A T E D 1

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

C A B LE S E R V IC E T O A L L T H E W ORLD

This Company TRANSM ITS and D ELIVER S messages enly on conditions limiting its liability, ■which have been assented to by the sender of the following message
Errors can be guarded against only 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 of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of Fifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message hari been valued by the sender thereof, nor In any case where the claim is net presented in writing within ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This Is an U N R EP EA TE D MESSAGE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H E O . N . VAIL, PRESIDENT

R e c e iv e d a t
29.

AY.

BELVIDERE

BROOKS,

GENERAL

MANAGER

io ? h . o r i t o i t s t . e l paso phobe 4 3 2 1 .
RO

57

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0

CHAMBER 0? COMK?iiCB

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(COPT)
JnS 17.

EL PASO TEXAS.

WE COUSIDEH I? OS' IMPORT/' UCE TO THE SMAHCIAL AHD COSOORCIAL IHTBRESTS
Of HEVIEXICO AH12 O A AMD VJEST TEXAS AMD 0 * SHE CITY OP EL PASO THAT
H
THEY SE TiraACED IH THE SAME RESERVE DISTRICT AHD THAT IT flOULD WORK
A HARDSHIP TO THE B'JSIHKSS IHTEREST OP AHY O f THE TERRITORY HAMED
TORE YO’JR SEPERATED T H E ^R O U .




EA11TARITA J.TORE CO.
1140AH

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NIGHT L E T T E R

Form 2239 C.

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

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

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

oi Fifty Doiiars, at. which, unices otherwise staled below, this message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any ease where the claim is uol presented tu writing within
ninety dav* after the message is tiled with the Company for transmission.
This id an U N R EPEA TED N IG H T L E T T E R , and la delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
R O B E R T C. C L O W R Y ,

R e c e iv e d a t
39

AT

BELVIDERE

PRESIDENT

IP

107 worth orbsoh s r .
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5KEA

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BROOKS,

GENERAL MANAGER

p.& o phouf, 4 3 2 1 .
(COPY)
'
'

8AHTA RTTA HK JAN '20 14
CHAMBER O'* COMMERCE
EL PASO TEXAS.
THE "’IITAUCIAL COKMERCTAl INTERESTS OF ITET7KEXIC0 ARIZONA A T WEST
1D
TEXAS NATtm iLY CENTER' IB EL PASO ABD IT WOULD BE A HARD

SHIP TO tJS

AND TO OTHER BUSIITESS IN TERESTS_ WERE. WE HOT EMBRACED III THE SAME
RESERVE DISTRICT WITH EL PASO.




CHINO 'COPPER CO .
BT JNO M SULLY MGR .
908PM

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DAY

LETTER

Form 25S9C.

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

25,000 O F FIC ES IN A M ER IC A .

C A B LE SER V ICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

This Com pany T R A N S M I T S and D E L I V E R S m essages o n ly on conditions lim iting' its lia b ility , w hich h ave been assented to b y the sender o f the fo llo w ing1 D a y Letter.
E rro rs can be guarded a g a in st on ly by rep eatin g a m essage back to the sending: statio n fo r com parison, and the Company w ill not hold its e lf lia b le fo r e rrors o r d e la y s in
tran sm ission o r d e liv e ry o f Unr e pe a t e d D a y Letters, sent a t reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the am ount paid fo r tra n sm iss io n ; nor in an y ease beyonc the sum o f
Fi f t y Doll ars, a t w hich, u nless o th erw ise stated below , th is m essage has been va lu e d by the sender thereof. The Com pany w ill not be lia b le fo r dam ages or sta tu to ry p enalties
In an y case w here the c laim is not presented in w ritin g w ith in n in ety-five d a y s a fte r the cause o f action , if any. sh a ll have arisen.
Th is Is an U N R E P E A T E D D A Y L E T T E R , and is d e live re d b y req u est o f the sender, under the con d ition s nam ed above.

T H E O . N. V A IL, PRE SIDENT

R

e c e iv e d a t

1

HQ

P

B EL V ID E R E B RO O K S, GENERAL MANAGER

107
20-

NORTH OREGON ST.
COLLECT.

SAITTA ROSA

EL I8S0 TEXAS.

BLTJ3.
UK.

JAN

10

1914.

75Z PA.30 CLEARING HOUSE ASSN.
EL '”A30 'TESAS.
THE AFFILIATION HBTT73EN T7EST TEXAS NEW HEXICO AND ARIZONA
ARE SUCH THAT ALMOST NECESSARY TO HAVE THEM IN SAMS DISTRICT.




FIRST ITAYI0HAL BANK.
$250

Am

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if'orm 2114

THE 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 A B LE S E R V IC E T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company TRANSMITS, and D ELIVER S messages enly on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station lor comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays In
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of Fifty Dollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is net presented in writing within ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This Is an U N R E P EA TED MESSAGE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H E O . N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

R e c e iv e d a t

BELVIDERE

BROOKS,

GENERAL

107 horsh ohesoh c t l . e l paso phohe 4 3 2 1 .
(COPY)

3

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‘P

13 COLLECT AXIS-.
SABEA HOL A , II. li, J/.IfY 17TH 1914.

EL SriiQ CHAIiBBH 0? OOMBEKGE
EL PASO TEXAS.
WE A3E HEAHTILY I S ACCORD S7TTH YOUTi ■SiTAHD AH]) WISH YOU SOOCSSS.




SMTAROSA COMML. CLUB
256-P

MANAGER

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NIGHT L E T T E R

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH' COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AM ERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors eaa be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays la
jansmlajrton or delivery of Unrepeatea Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any ease beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollars, 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
° <IW
%>k^l8 M ^N R E P E A T ilf) NIQHT

o f the sender, under (be conditions named above.

R O B E R T C . C L O W R Y , PRESIDENT
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36

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S . G lM C R M . M A N A G E R
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kd paso. tsxas.

TO.

SILVER CIST. U.K.

JAlI.lO th, 1914.

El PASO CLEARING H0U33 A S T.
S IS
EX.

ASO TSXAS-.

W HEARTILY ASRSE WITH THE SEHTIHEHT OP YOUR MIGHT LETTISH
E
OF JANUARY HI1TTH
WILL ASSIST IN AIIY WAY P0SSI3IE.
AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK.
5-32-P




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A>nn 2114

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
'INCORPORATED

25,000 O FFICES IN AM ERICA.

CABLE SER VICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

TUa Oonqwnjr TRANSMITS and DELIVERS mcampu «nly on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following menage
Erross e u be guarded against only by repeating a m ago back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not bold itself liable for errors or delays in
oss
transmission or delivery at Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyondthe sum of Fifty DoUars, at which, unlessotherwisestated below, this
wiM
Ssitwbunhnw valued by the senderthereof, nor In anyeasewherethe claim fa net presentedin writingwithin ninety davS after the b w w la filed glth th« CnmtMmyfnr
n
t
ip h
' This H an UNREPEATED MESSAOB, and is delivered toy request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
T H C O . N . V A IL , y w o i P g i l T

R e c e iv e d a t
24VM

____________________________________________

.

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

0h booi s t . f.l p/so piiobe 4 3 2 1 .

107

22
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SILVER CITY m
CHMWV

JA1I 17

1914

T5KHEaCB
•'L PASO

.

BJSIHBSS m ’BK^STS THIS DISTHIO*: SO 0L0S3LY IIITKR^OVKII. THEH KI» PASO
DECIDEDLY 0!TH TOTJAL .‘jiVAHTAOE TO BE IH SM W .T ’SISKViS
YO’J c i t y .
H
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SILTC3 CITY C W B E K COEKELiCE
309 B I

DISTiiTCT AS

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RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF SILVER
CITY, GRANT COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, on THE SIXTH DAY
OF FEBRUARY, A. D. 1914.

Y/KEHEAS, the country i s about to be
d iv id e d f o r "banking purposes in to r e g io n a l d i s t r i c t s ,
in conform ity w ith the p ro v is io n s ,of the Act o f Con­
g re s s commonly known o f as the Currency B i l l ,

and

WHEREAS, i t i s b e lie v e d that such
d iv is io n w i l l be made along l i n e s c a lc u la te d to p ro ­
mote and conserve the b e st in t e r e s t s o f the v a rio u s
p a rts o f the country to be a ffe c t e d ,

and

WHEREAS, S i l v e r C ity i s , by reason
o f good r a i l r o a d , te le g ra p h and telephone f a c i l i t i e s ,
c lo s e ly connected w ith , and in a b u sin e ss way l a r g e l y
dependent upon E l Paso, and
WHEREAS, from s t a t i s t i c s fu rn ish ed by
our l o c a l ban k ers, i t i s b e lie v e d th a t f u l l y f i f t y

(50fo)

per cent o f the banking b u sin e ss o f S i l v e r C ity and ad­
jacen t country comes through E l Paso banks, w h ile there
i s not more than one ( 1/S) p er cent o f such bu sin ess
th at comes through the combined banks o f C a lif o r n ia ,
WHEREAS, i t

and

i s b e lie v e d th at i t w i l l be

a g r e a t detrim ent to the b u sin e ss in t e r e s t s o f S i l v e r
C ity and adjacen t country, to be se p arate d from and
p la c e d w ith in a d if f e r e n t r e g io n a l d i s t r i c t from E l
Paso,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, th at
i t i s to the b e st in t e r e s t s o f S i l v e r C ity and the
country adjacen t th e re to , th at i t be attached to and
in clu d e d w ith in the same re g io n a l d i s t r i c t in which E l




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Paso i s

in clu d e d , and
BE I f FURTHER RESOLVED, th at the

o f f i c e r s o f the Chamber o f Commerce "be, and they are
hereby au th o rized and d ire c t e d to take such step s as
to them s h a l l seem p rop er in the prem ises.

STATE OF m W MEXICO)
)s s *
COOTET OF GrRAHT
)
WE, the undersigned, HARRY J. BURGESS as
P r e s id e n t , and E. WOODHUHi as S e c re ta ry , do hereby
c e r t i f y as f o llo w s :

th at the s a id H arry J. Burgess

i s the P re s id e n t and the s a id E . Woodhull i s the
S e c re ta ry , r e s p e c t iv e ly , o f the Chamber o f Commerce
o f S i l v e r C ity , Grant County, Hew M exico; and th at
the fo re g o in g r e s o lu t io n i s a tru e and c o rre c t t r a n ­
s c r ip t o f a r e s o lu t io n duly p resen ted and adopted by
the s a id Chamber o f Commerce o f S i l v e r C ity , ©rant
County, Hew M exico, on the 6th day o f F ebru ary, A . D.
1914.




Dated a t S i l v e r C it y , Hew M exico, t h is 6th

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MAC KAY

TELE G R A P H -C A B LE
CONNECTING

COMPANY

w it h

P O S T A L . T E L E G R A P H - C O M M E R C IA L .

NIGHT

C A B LES

LETTERG RAM

T H E M A C K A Y T E L E G R A P H -C A B L C C O M P A N Y T R A N S M I T S A N D D E L IV E R S T H IS . N IG H T L E T T E R G R A M S U B J E C T T O T H E T E R M S A N D
C O N D I T 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 A C K A Y . P R E S ID E N T .
COUNTER NU M BER,

j
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T IM E F IL E ® .

1

INDEPENDENT
3

CHECK
M,

COMPETITIVE

a

ii

PROGRESSIVE

TRADE-MARK*

~J2ov.. Send the following night lettergram, without repeating, subject to the terms and conditions printed on the back hereof, which are hereby agreed to.

S i lv e r C ity , N .M ., Jan. 17
1 1 Paso Chamber o f Commerce,
2
E l Paso, Texas.
We d e s ire to be placed in same d i s t r i c t A rizon a New Mexico
West Texas w ith E l Paso as h ead qu arters,




. Jones Downes & Co.
10AM

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Form 2114

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN CO R P O R A TED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

. CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

dis Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message.
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 traits*
mission or delivery of U nrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of F ift y D ollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company w ill not be liable for damages or statutory penalties in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
ninety-five days after the cause of action, i f any, shall have arisen.
•
This is an U N R E P E A T E D M ESSAGE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

TH E O . N . V A I L , P R E S I D E N T

R e c e iv e d a t
TO

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

107
K

15

worth gresoh s t .

el

paso

e e x ^ ..

COLLECT.

STLVER CITY w .

JAII

10

14.

EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE AS&2T.
EL PASO TEXAS.
m

jPAVOK DTSTRTCT COVERED

BY YOUR WIRE OF 1IIIITH

WITH TIIE ADDITIOH OP COLORADO.
SILVER C U T HASIOHAL BAUK.

24




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Form 2114

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
Inco rporated

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA.

, CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

.bis Company T R A N S M IT S and D E L IV E R S messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following: message.
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 trans­
mission or delivery of U nrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case beyond the sum of F ift y D ollars, at which, unless otherwise stated below, this
message has been valued by the sender thereof. The Company w ill not be liable for damages or statutory penalties in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
ainety-five days after the cause of action, i f any, shall have arisen.
This is an U N R E P E A T E D M ESSAGE, and is delivered by request o f the sender, under the conditions named above.

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

B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , G EN E R A L M ANAGER

R e c e i v e d a t 107 iro im
77 D 800LLECT.

oresoh s t .

TUCUMCAKRI M .

e l p a so

JAH

m

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10

EL PASO Q liV & R im HOUSE ASSH.
EL* PASO TEXAS.
WE FAVOR EL PASO FOR FEDERAL RESERVE BAIIK.
FIRST HATI DUAL BAIIK .
10-36-A




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TIRST NATIONAL BAHK.

Tucumcari, N. M.

El Paso Clearing House Ass*!!.,
El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:We have your night letter
of* the 9th inst., requesting us to wire
you our expression with reference to
the establishment of a Federal Reserve
Bank in El Paso.
In conformance we have to­
day telegraphed to you* as per the
enclosed confirmation.
I will say that we would
prefer to be a member of the El Paso
Association, should one be established
there. If El Paso is not successful
in securing the establishment of a
Federal Reserve Association, it would
be our preference to be included in the
Kansas City district, and we are so
writing the organization Committee.
Yours very truly,
H. B. Jones,
President.
♦COPY*

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n igh t

letter

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

This Company TRANSM ITS and D ELIVER S messages only on conditions limiting Its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only 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 of Unrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission: nor in any case beyond the sum
of Fifty Dollars, 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
ninety days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This Is an UNR EPEA TED N IQ H T L E T T E R , and Is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
R O B E R T C. C L O W R Y ,

R e c e iv e d a t
5 C .
M

JS

BELVIDERE

PRESIDENT

BROOKS,

GENERAL MANAGER

107 UOHTH OHECrOlI ST. EL PACO PHOUE 4321.

46 COLLECT 1JL

(COPT)

TTJCUMCAni HM JA1I 20 1914.
f!L PASO CHAMBER COdTTRCE
EL PASO TEXAE
Aitst o r in'? yooh tt:letoah m

ehixwee tour posTTTorr th a t e l paeo. be

PLACED ID SAME PJ’SERVT DISTRICT t fin i ARI203JA BE17MEXIC0 AUD 7/TBT
TEXAS AUD THAT EL V i£ 0 3T. SELECTED ?0H A 3T0T0EAL RESERVE BAUK WE
FEEL THAT 'TIP OOM!ffiHCIAL IH7EEES TS OP TTETffiTXICO- ADD ARI30HA AP.E
^ T 7 A L 7TTH EL PASO.




TUCUMCARI CHAMBER 0? COK'ERCE
r

732 PM

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e ro u d m e n ssifie e la s d o in s e a n l rch s

NIGHT L E T T E R

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
•

INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and DELIVERS mossago only on conditions limiting its liability, whleb bare been assented to by tbe sender of tbe following Mghi Letter,
s
■now can be guarded against only tar repeating a mcarago back to the rending station for comparison, and the Company wUl not bold ttaelf liable for enon or delays In
transmisgon or delivery of Uim ^ m i N%ht-Utim, sent at reduced ratejubeyond a sum equal to ten times tbe amountpala fa r transmission; nor in any case beyond tbe sum
o f n itty IM tars, ^
otherwise,stated below, thta message hasbeen valued by tbe sender thereof, nor in any case where the elaim Is not pieeentedtn writing wltbln
2 ^ l^ M i3 % % ltv e n d by xeauest of the sender, under the'oondltions named aboVe.
R O B E R T C . C L O W R V . PRESIDENT_________________,
______________________ _______________B E L V ID E R E B R O O K S , QCIIKWAt MANAQCR

RECEIVEOAT
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107 HCRTH 0HE80BST. 'Si PASO

PHOEE 4321.

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T'HAROSA II. K . BAH 17TH 1914

EL PASO CHAMBER 0? COMT'ERCE

< C O P Y

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EL PASO TEX.
'*F FIRMLY APP20YE THE S?AHDPOI!W YOU HAVE TAXEH Ilf fcEC'JSIEO A BRANCH
E
0^ THE BEC-IOITAL RrsSP.VE 3ATTK tlXIDEIi ALL CinCUHETAHCES SI. PASO AlfD
WEST TEXAS i'HOULL' BE IH THE SAME UKTHICT WITH BETf MEXICO AII1)
A*tTT®A AS O K ’TRriAL. IITTEP.^-TS REQUIRE.
OT




TTJLASOEa TP.ADITTO COOTAHY

035 P1I

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ALPIKE STATE BANK
A lp in e , Texas,.
January 17, 1914*

T* M* Wingo, V ic e -p r e s id e n t ,
E l Paso C le a rin g House A ssn .,
E l Paso, Texas.
Dear S ir 2We are p lea se d to note the
a c t i v i t y o f El Paso, in an e f f o r t to
secure a branch r e g io n a l bank, and
take th is op p ortu n ity to endorse you
as the l o g i c a l lo c a t io n f o r same.
With your s t r a t e g ic lo c a t io n ,
importance as a banking c e n te r, commerial
and in d u s t r ia l magnitude there should be
Bvepy reason to express the hope that
the o rg a n iz a tio n committee w i l l look
w ith fa v o r upon a c it y o f such growing
importance as E l Paso*

Very t r u ly yours,
Benjamin F. B erkeley
P re sid e n t*

♦COPY#

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WITNESSES:

U. S. Stewart
T, M. Wingo

//

J, G. McNary

r/

Robt. Krakauer
H. D. Slater

,r

°

C. M. Newman

//

J. J. Orrasbee

j

V. R. Stiles

n

A

f

J. S. Douglas
E. V . Graves
/

.
7
/

W. H. Brophy
C, F. Solomon
E. Moore.
P . P . Greer
H, H. Kelly
Jackson Agee
T, L. Lowe
F, R. Coon

V
Mark Thompson
J.

E .

Herndon,

^

y / ' fc c t f * .
^ ^o

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Form 1572

THE 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 A B L E SE R V ICE T O ALL T H E W ORLD

THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT
R E C E IV E R ’ S N o.

BELVIDERE

PAIDthe fo llo w in g m e s s a g e s u b ject to the te rm s [
on back hereof, w h ich a re hereby agre e d to
)

GENERAL

tT a im

«XTy

?OrtOT
int
1 9 1 ih .,

1 9 1 4 -•

(C O f?)

'Toverm? 1 C. HcDcmsld,
T.
E xecutive tTor.slon
Santa ?*et IT.

,

Your telegram seventeenth. K in d ly w*re
r e g io n a l bank*




MANAGER

CH ECK

T IM E FILED

S end

BROOKS,

4
*Mc or < * nl jsatl on r e l a t i v e
5

EL ?Ak 0 Cira^rK 0? COtttESGB.

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NIGHT L E T T E R

Form 2289 A .

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

25,000 O F FIC ES IN A M ER IC A
RO&ERT

C.

CLOWRY,

BELVIDERE

R E C E IV E R 'S No.

**E N D

T IM E FILED

th e fo llo w in g N I G H T

L E T T E R

BROOKS,

GENERAL

MANAGER

CHECK

su b ject to

the term s on back h ereo f w h ich a re hereby agre e d to




C A B LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

PRESIDENT

i.
i

‘
The El Paso Clearing House Association
believes that the interests of this Section will
best be served by the new Federal Reserve
Law only if the Western portion of Texas
be included in the same reserve district as
New Mexico and Arizona. This section
constituting a commercial district with
a mutuality of interests. We woiild appreciate
your co-operation to this end and an
expression from you by wire*

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WESTERN UNION
R E C E IV E R S N O .

| T IM E F I L E O

Form 1574

fo l/ A j T im T f t f r r i C H E C K -

----- , ------------------------- 1
---------------------- 1

W ESTERN U N IO N
^

PAID- Charge bur occount’

NIGHT TELEGRAM
THEO. N, VA1L1 PRESIDENT

S E N D the following Night Telegram, subject to the terms
on back hereof, which are hereby agreed to

v

J ftH «

1914#

IT I 3 .3 T • L E T T S
\
B o sw e ll C on n erclal nliib,.
ISorw ell, E. M.

%

(COPT)

We iw p re e lrt e ^yonr tefce^ram seventeenth* The endorsement o f the brnlrs
to the -proposition has r lr e a d y been seenrod but what we m m t i s a
statement th r t the coiamereio!. rnfl m ercan tile in t e r e s t s fnvor t h is “ *:
raove which i s »s>eff only fo r the p ro te c tio n o f t h is se o tio n .




t*t. PiXO

OV OOKrKROE

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NIGHT L E T T E R

F orm 2289 A .

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

25,000 O F FIC ES IN A M ER IC A
ROBERT

C.

CLOWRY,

R E C E IV E R ’ S No.

C AB LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD
BELVIDERE

PRESIDENT
T IM E FILED

^ E N D
th e fo llo w in g N I G H T L E T T E R su b ject to
th e te rm s on back h ere o f w h ich a re hereby agreed to




BROOKS,

GENERAL

CHECK

j.
1

Without regard to what city is
selected as location for regional
reserve banks El Paso Clearing House
Association is very desirous that El
Paso be placed in the same regional
reserve district as Arizona and New.
Mexico where her commercial interests
lie. We would appreciate your co­
operation to this end and an expression
from you by wire giving preference as to
location of regional reserve bank.

MANAGER

Exhibit No, /

Hearing at CX

&v\y

EL PASO H ERALD
Varied Resources Unexcelled Anywhere In Country

Annual Review Edition

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OKLAHOMA

CA tHi. J v/i cl

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A map similar to the sketch above will appear in the forthcoming Chamber of Commerce advertising booklet, printed in two colors. Careful examination will disclose that the names of the resources of El Paso’s immense trade territory are not assigned and put on tlie map
at random, but that every name has a definite relation to some particular branch of productive industry in a locality shown by the map. j ar®gra| mining and timber prevail west and south of El Paso, agriculture a^d livestock east and north. But every part of El Paso s trad(
territory, which includes almost the entire area shown on the map, has not only abundant but exceedingly varied natural resources, so that th ; n j
ni> dependent on any one section or any one line of industries for its pr^perity and progress. West of El Paso in the districts market
’t
“ Copper” is produced upwards of one-fourth of the world’s supply of copper. East of El Paso, Texas produces a fourth of the world’s cot ton! y North of El Paso in New Mexico are the greatest coal deposits west of he Mississippi. South of El Paso in Mexico are the riches
and most productive silver mines in the world. El Paso is the center of the range cattle industry on this continent. Note especially how j , ^ numeroU railroads and branches trend toward El Paso, effecting cheap »nd rapid intercourse with every part of the trade territorj
s

El Paso is the greatest railroad center in America west of the 100th meridian. El Paso controls the lowest pass over the continental djv
between the equator and the. arctic circle.


Exhibit No. f 3
Hearing at t£ (Pcu<U
RAILROAD PASSENGER TRAIN STATISTICS.
EL PASO, TEXAS, FEBRUARY SEVENTH,
EL PASO has SEVEN Railroads, THIRTY daily passen­
ger trains in and out under present conditions and
THIRTY-SIX daily

passenger trains in and out under

normal conditions (six in Mexico).
Tabulated below you will find'the principle cities
in EL PASO territory and distances from EL PASO, time
required to reach them and the number of daily passenger
trains to them, to which particular attention is called,
to tne fact, that all but TWO cities shown are'readied in
less than TEN HOURS.
SEVENTY EIVE..PER CENT of tne points shown are reached,
by a night train service which means that mail, as well as,
Parcels Post leaving EL PASO in the evening, is delivered
at its destination early the following morning to SEVKNTY
FIVE PER CENT of our trade territory.
We also call you attention to the map as part of our
exhibit showing that all RAILROAD lines in tne SOUTHWEST
center at EL PASO and branch lines in tne territory are
constructed to reach EL PASO in tne shortest possible ieng*
th of time, wnicn fact, designates EL PASO AS THE'COMMERCIAL
CENTER OF THE GREAT SOUTHWEST.




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the National Archives

E l Paso & .Southwestern Syaten, E astern D iv is io n ,
U ile o from KL $ a s o .
Time i r o n j£L Paso. D a ily Ereino
Alamogordo, IT.H •
86
2:20
4 : BO
C a rriz o z o ,
X * ,1*
T1
144
Santa Boaa, 1J.L;*
272
7:30
Tucumca r i , 1 *L •
1
531
tnSO
*Rosv>ell,
1J4:.
214
23:30
^Automobile l i n e i‘rom C a rriz o z o .
Western D iv is io n ,
8:00
C li f t o n , A r i s *
£16
1
9:10
M oronci, A r ia *
222
1
*v
D ou glas, A r is *
217
6:15
B is b e e , A r iz *
246
7:40
Sueson# A r i s .
340
10:15
Southern P a c i f i c ,
Doming, -Ii.iU
Lordsburg H .M*
G lo be,
A r iz *
Tuc son , A r i s *
G alve sto n ,
V a le n tin e ,
M a rfa #
A lp in e ,
Sander non,

88
146
322
512

2:30
4:00
I S : 00
9:28

H a rrisb u rg & San An tonia,
162
4:50
Tex*
197
5:50
2ex*
6:50
223
Tex*
514
10:00
Sex*

Texas & P a c i f i c ,
Van Horn, Tex*
Toy ah,
Tex*
Pecos,
Tex*

125
194
213

Santa Fo System
L as Cruces',
B . M*
Albuc uero \i e , 1 *1 *
J 1
S i l v e r C ity , 11*11*

254
145

Mexican C e n tra l,
Chihuahua, Liex*
Tor r eon,
Ilex*

2
2
2
2

225
518

4:20
6:30
7:05

4
4

1:45
9:50
5:25

X *

llexieo Horthweatern,
P e a rso n ,,
Ilex*
168
Ila&ero,
Ilex*
272
Chihuahua, Ilex*
472

2

2
1

Ho t r a i n s e rv ic e o th e r than
operated by Hexican R ebels*
)

Time from E l Paso to Los An geles
San Franc i sc o
Denver
Kansas C ity
St* L o u is
Chicago

24:30
Z 8:45

33:00
27:30
40:00
42:15

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S JM

STOCK.

p

Exhibit No.' I (
Hearing at

[fy
ifa^d

E l Paso occupies i t s unique and important p la c e in the l i v e
stock in d u stry o f tlie U nited S ta te s and Mexico on account of i t s lo c a tio n *
I t is

in the cen ter o f the immense breedin g d i s t r i c t embraced w ith in

Southern A rizon a,

Southern Hew Mexico, West Texas and p o rtio n s of the

Mexican S ta te s o f Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango and C oah u ila.
con tain s approxim ately 427,000 square a iile s ,
o f tlie t o t a l a rea o f tlie U n ited S ta te s,

equal to about one seventh

e x c lu s iv e o f A lask a.

l a r g e s t area d i r e c t ly c o n t r o lle d by any l i v e

This t e r r it o r y

It is

the

stock center*

The c lim a tic c o n d itio n s o f the E l Pa30 t e r r it o r y enable i t
to produce l i v e

stock more cheaply than any other t e r r i t o r y on the

Horth American Continent.
heat and co ld .
year round.

L iv e

stock are not su bjected to extremes o f

Consequently they l i v e and produce on the open range the

They are a lso p r a c t i c a l l y f r e e from d ise a se in t h is re g io n .
E stim ates show 1,500,000 c a t t le ,

sheep g ra z in g on th is E l Paso t e r r i t o r y ,
$60,000,000.00.
tages,

350,000 h orses-an d 1,750,000

valu ed at approxim ately

Because o f tra n sp o rta tio n f a c i l i t i e s and market advan­

th is e n t ir e sum i s a d ir e c t E l Paso asset*
The many r a ilr o a d s cen terin g a t E l Paso enable the 3tock

r a i s e r of th is t e r r i t o r y to enjoy the s a le s f a c i l i t i e s o f th is p o in t.
C olorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska,

tlie Dakotas and Canada on the

&orth, Mexico on the South, Kansas, l^ebraska, M isso u ri and Texas on
the E a s t,

and Kew Mexico, A rizon a and C a l i f o r n i a on the West, a l l

c a t t le buyers to E l Paso.

send

T h is i s the only market where the C a l i f o r n i a

buyer competes w ith the E astern buyer.

T h is f a c t g iv e s the producer in

the E l Paso t e r r i t o r y an e x c e p tio n a l advantage, as range c o n d itio n s
are sure to be good a t one or the other o f the p o in ts from which
buyers come.

E l Paso i s in e f f e c t a c le a r in g house f o r the l i v e

in t e r e s t s o f t h is g re a t se c tio n ,



stock

since i t o f f e r s an i n t r a -s e c t io n a l,
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as w e ll as in t e r -s e c t io n a l, market*
E l Paso has fo u r stock y a rd s,

owned by R a ilro a d s or in d iv id u a ls .

The cap acity o f these y ard s i s 400 c a rs p er diem, and -within the l a s t s ix
months they have handled 150,404 c a ttle #
In the p ast E l Paso has f e l t and a p p re c iated the importance o f
the g re a t l i v e

stock in d u stry , and today those ■w
ho are conversant with

con d ition s e ff e c t in g t h is bu sin ess i n t e r n a t io n a lly , n a t io n a lly and l o c a l l y
r e a liz e

that the in flu e n c e o f the l i v e

stock in d u stry in E l Paso i s hound

to in crea se and to continue to a t t r a c t the g e n e ra l a tte n tio n o f the country.
The E astern range country i s f a s t becoming u n su ita b le f o r range stock
r a is i n g .

The l i v e

stock bre ed e rs a re crowding in to E l P a so *s t e r r it o r y .

A rizon a and New Mexico have been granted Statehood, and the change in
t h e ir land law s i s p erm ittin g la r g e

are a 3

stocked w ith c a t t le , h o rse s and sheep.

h e re to fo re u n u t iliz e d to

The Northern S ta te s o f Mexico,

up to the p resen t time w o e fu lly undeveloped,
and stocked by American in t e r e s t s ,
R epublic o f Mexico w arran t,

a

be

are g ra d u a lly b ein g occupied

and as soon as c o n d itio n s in the

marked development o f t h is d i s t r i c t may

be expected.
The e a rly development o f the Rio Grande V a lle y , made c e rt a in
by the $10,000,000 E lephan t B u tte P r o je c t ,
of hogs to our l i v e
houses.

stock in d u stry .

w i l l add the exten siv e r a is i n g

T h is h e ra ld s the advent o f packing

Even a t the p resen t time two o f the la r g e s t packers are

s e rio u s ly co n sid e rin g the lo c a tio n o f p la n ts a t t h is p o in t.
We b e lie v e E l P a so ’ s l i v e

stock in d u stry i s g re a t enough,

h er t e r r i t o r y i s immense enough, h er c o n tro l i s

strong enough to stamp

E l Paso as America1s coming li v e

In ord er to develop

along broad lin e s ,

stock cen ter.

t h is in d u stry,

have e x c e lle n t banking f a c i l i t i e s .




as w e ll as any oth er in d u stry , must
E l Paso bankers have in the p a st

fu rn ish e d the funds f o r th is t e r r i t o r y ,
fu tu re .

and intend to do so in the

T h eir experien ce has proven that loan s made on th is c la s s o f

se c u rity are among t h e ir b e st and most l iq u id paper, and th e ir a s s is ta n c e
has supported and fo s t e r e d the business*

With the advent o f the Govern­

ment into the c o n tro l o f the c re d it c o n d itio n s o f the country,

it is

important th at the lo c a t io n o f a branch bank h ere a t t h is c o n t r o llin g p o in t
o f the l i v e

stock in d u stry be assured.

I have in t e n t io n a lly condensed iny remarks in order th at you, who
undoubtedly d e s ir e answers to s p e c ific com parative qu estion s, may g iv e me
an opportun ity to fu r t h e r e x p la in those p o in ts which,
the stro n ge st on the qu estion o f bank lo c a t io n .
show f i r s t ,

th at i t

in your mind, b e ar

I have t r ie d b r i e f l y

i s o f paramount importance to the l i v e

and th e re fo re to E l Paso,

stock in t e r e s t s ,

that the trad e r e la t i o n s o f t h is t e r r it o r y , which

from n a tu ra l causes have become so interdependent and b e n e f i c i a l ,
u n distu rbed by the a lie n a t io n o f the fin a n c e s from th is p o in t ,
second,

remain

and

th at the 3ize o f th is in d ustry and the in d ic a t io n s o f fu t u re

growth under p re se n t c o n d itio n s, w arran t your d e c is io n in our fa v o r*




to

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Federal Reserve Organization Committee:s

G e n t l e m e

n:«

E1 Paso comes before your Honorable Com­
mittee, not as an applicant for a Regional Reserve Sank,
as have most of the other cities in which hearings
have been held; but rather to ask that the territory
from which she draws the greater part of her business
be not divided.
This territory you will observe, from
consulting the map; which is to be a part of the evi­
dence submitted for your consideration, comprises all
of Arizona and New Mexico together with that part of
Texas lying west of the Pecos River*
During this hearing El Paso hopes to show
that in this request she is joined by the majority of
banks and business organizations included within this
district.

With this paper will be filed an exhibit

showing a copy of two telegrams - one sent out from
El Paso by the Clearing House to the banks in this dis­
trict and the other sent out by the Chamber of Commerce
to kindred organizations, both asking an endorsement of
our plea, that our trade territory be placed in the same
Regional Reserve district*

The letters and telegrams -

too numerous to read but all endorsing to a greater or




less degree, our proposition,are also filed as an exhibit
with this paper,

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

—*
2-*

El Paeo's prosperity really dates from the
time direct Railroad connections were opened with most
of this territory!.

The greatest activity in development

in El Paso and in El Paso’s trade district has been since
the year 1900, and the Government census shows El Paso
has gained in population,during the period from 1900 to 1910
approximately 23,000# or about 14O f 0 9
Our Clearing House was organized in November
1907, and complete clearings are only available begin­
ning with the year 1908.
Clearings for 1908 were $41,360,966, and for
1913 were $78,241,344 - a gain of 136,880,378 - or an
average of approximately five million, per annum; and
this, despite the fact that trade relations with the
Republic of Mexico have been interrupted almost continuous
ly since early in the year of 1911.
The papers v/hich follow this will deal with
the question in detail, as this paper is only intended
to place squarely before your committee the one propo­
sition which El Paso feels is more important to her
welfare than any other (the completion of the great
Elephant Butte Irrigation project,not excepted)viz;that the district shown as her legitimate trade territory
a
be placed as/whole in the same Regional Reserve Bank Dis­
trict ♦




Respectfully submitted.

PRESIDENT EL PASO CLEARING HOUSE ASSN.

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EL PASO AS A FIHfflSTCIAL G W W m .

SI Pago is the natural center of a territo ry ^600,000
square miles in extent, comprising most of Arizona and Hew Mexico, and that
portion of Texas lying West of the Pecos Hirer, and the Northern States
of Chihuahua and Sonora in Mexico*

Within this c irc le , or wheel, of

which El Paso is the hub, this city has no competitor, either commercially
or financially*

This territory, which constitutes a great empire in i t ­

s e lf, is united to us with a network of railroads, giving quick and ready
communication in a l l directions*

By intimate personal acquaintance and

numerous kindred interests, and by almost daily a ffilia t io n , the people of
this d istric t are closely united to this city*

£1 Paso, as financial

headquarters, claims a peculiarly close and intimate relationship with the
banks and bankers located in this d is tric t, which we term our natural
trade territory*
and including El Paso,
Within this district/there are located 183 banks,
65 being national and 118 State, with a combined capital and surplus of
over $15,000,000* and combined deposits of over $70,000,000*

In

Hew Mexico, out of a total of 40 national banks, 20 or 50% carry ac­
counts in El Paso*

Based on the capital invested, this percentage is

increased to 72$, while based on the deposits, the percentage increases
to 83$*

In other wards, out of a to ta l of #17,000,500* deposits shown

by the National banks of Hew Mexico, those carrying accounts in El Paso
show total deposits of over #14 ,000,000*

The twenty national banks in

Hew Mexico which do not carry accounts in El Paso represent only 17$, on
the basis of deposits, and much of the business representing this 17$
comes to El Paso indirectly, throu^i those banks which carry accounts
here*
The percentages shown from Arizona are even more
significant*



Out of the total number of national banks in Arizona,

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page -285$ carry accounts in El Paso, the only two exceptions being the Yuma
National and the Tempo National, whose combined deposits are under
$500,000*

Based on the invested capital of National banks in Arizona,

93$ bank in El Paso, and based on the total amount of deposits, 95$ 3 S
rconnected with El Paso by active accounts*
Eeferring to that portion of West Texas claimed by
El Paso, the percentage is 100, as every bank: within the district shown
on our map has on© or more accounts in this city*
X do not wish to take up your time with too inany

f

statistics and will, therefore, file an exhibit showing in detail the

f

exact degree to which the banks of Arizona, New Mexico and

West Texas

favor El Paso with their business, these figures showing percentage
based on the number of banks, total capital and total deposits, and covery

ing both National and State banks*

I do, however, beg to call your

attention to the very interesting facts developed by the recapitulation
of these figures*
There are 173 National and State banks in our
district, exclusive of El Paso.

These banking institutions carry

134 accounts on the books of El Paso banks.

The total invested

capital of all the banks of this district, exclusive of El Paso, is
$12,279,000*

The total capital of those banks, both National and

State, which carry accounts in El Paso, is $8,570,000*00, or 66$*
The total deposits of all banks in this district, exclusive of
El Paso, is' $57,000,000.00, while the deposits of those banks carrying
accounts in El Paso is $43,900,000*00, or 77$ of the total*

Every

large and prominent bank in the district carries an account here, and
of those constituting the 23$ not doing business here directly, the
great majority have connections through, which their items are routed
into El Paso.

A great many banks in this district absolutely regard

El Paso as banking headquarters.




When they need outside accommodation

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page -3to take care of the demands of their customers, they come to El Paso
for it.

They carry their principal reserves here and such balances as

the requirements of their business make it necessary for them to carry
in lew York and other Eastern centers, they maintain by drafts on their
El Paso accounts.

The banks of this district, both National and State,

nominally carry in El Paso over #4,000,000. in deposits, or a reserve
larger than they would be required to carry in the Regional Reserve Bank:
if all were members.
I wish to call your special attention to the fact
that, as El Paso is not a reserve city, the national banks of this dis­
trict which carry El Paso accounts, representing over 8 0 % of the total,
based both on deposits and capital invested, cannot take credit for
El Paso balances in reckoning their reserve.

It is, therefore, ap­

parent and significant that they have found their El Paso connections
sufficiently attractive to warrant carrying balances here in spite of
the fact that such balances do not count as reserve.
I do not believe it is necessary for me to argue
that El Paso banks have shown sufficient strength and liberality to
take care of the requirements f f their banking customers and extend
t
proper accommodation to them at all times, as the extent to which the
banking business of this district has been centered here, as shown by
the above figures, is the best possible evidence to this effect.
In this district, which we call El Paso's natural
trade territory, many of the banks are located in mining towns where
large numbers of men are employed and heavy pay rolls must be met.
In meeting these demands, the banks of El Paso have made total ship­
ments of currency of over $5,000,000* during the past year to the banks
in our district.

This figure covers strictly shipments to our

customers for their use*




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page -4~

By figures, taken from our books with great care

and covering an average month's business, we find that the yearly
volume of outgoing items between £L Paso and her territory totals
#39, 000*000*005 while the yearly volume of items coming into SI Paso
from correspondents in this d istric t reaches a total of #110,000,000*
She testimony at Denver showed that her to ta l volume of incoming items
was #249,000,000*
In presenting the above facts and figu res, I have
not attempted to take into account the immense volume of banking busi­
ness from Mexico, which is directed to El Paso under normal conditions*
She Northern portion of Mexico is one of the richest and most resource­
fu l sections of this continent, and wonderful development of the vast
resources there w ill follow close upon the settlement of Mexico's
present troubles*

In estimating the importance and influence of

SI Paso as a banking center, we ask you not to lose sigit of the great
volume of business^wiih Mexico nhich mast pass throu^i El Paso, a con­
siderable portion of which, involving commercial, mining and cattle
Operations, is actually centered here®

She Federal Reserve Act provides that “the d istric ts
shall be aporticmed with due regard to the convenience and customary
course of business*"

In most respectfully petitioning your Com
­

mittee to respect El Paso*s relationship with her natural trade t e r r i­
tory by locating this city and this territory in the same Hegional
D istrict served by a Branch Bank in SI Paso, we fe e l that we are asking
only that we be permitted to retain that business
and rig h tfu lly ours*

which is naturally

By so doing, you w i ll make it possible for

El Paso to continue to enjoy the commercial and financial supremacy in
this d is t ric t, which is united to us by geographical conditions, by r a i l ­
road development, by the intimate tie s of personal acquaintance, and by
the existing status of our commercis




Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

IZ C H A liB .

Of the 110 banking points in Arizona, New Mexico
and West Texas, 46 points, or 41*6$ of the total, par for El Paso
everything drawn on their territory, regardless of endorsement.
Fifty-two of them, or 4?|$, charge exchange at the rate of 1/4 of 1 %
on all items circulating outside of Arizona, lew Mexico and El Paso,
(El Paso being considered a "local" endorsement by all banks in
Arizona and New Mexico, as well as Texas)#

The remaining 12 bank­

ing points, or 10*9$ of the total, charge exchange at the average
rate of 1/4 of 1 % on everything drawn on their locality, without
regard to the items* endorsements, local or foreign*

El Paso can

now handle at par 89*1$ of all the points in this district where
items have not circulated outside, whereas any other Texas point
could only handle 58*4$ with the same exchange agreements under
which El Paso now operates which, of course, they would not have,
or could not get*
It is, therefore, readily seen that El Paso is in
an unusually favorable position for collecting all items on this
district at the least possible cost, owing to its being "an outside
of the State” endorsement in Texas, and being so considered by all
banks in Arizona and New Mexico.




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CONSOLIDATED
*SL PASO

STATSMKM’
S.
BAEKS.

AS COMPILED FROM PUBLISHED STATEMK!!TS GET CALL OF JiJTUABY• 13TH.1914.

RESOURCES.
Loans and Discounts*
Overdrafts
U.S. Bonds and Premium
Bonds & Securities
Banking- Houses Furniture & Fixtures
Other Real Estate
Due from Approved Reserve Agents
$2,860,687.44
Due from oiher Banks
1,629,984.16
Exchange for Clearing House & Cash 2#
436,858.47
Cash in Vault
1,583,826.66
Redemption Funds
Guaranty Funds
Broense

;J10,966,508.01
17,353.22
},480,500.00
666,504.17
345,185.04
183,637.66

6,511,356.73
62,750.00
43,512.80
_____ _____ 4*673.13
20, 281,880.76

LIABILITIES.
Capital
Surplus
Undivided Profits
national Bank Notes Outstanding
Deposits Banks
Individual Deposits
U.S. and Postal Saving Deposits
Other Liabilities




$ 2,405,000.00
490,500.00
97,499.56
1,235,650.00
$3,527,418.72
12,224,625.49
205,286.99

15,957,331.20

9^*000.00
§20,281,980.76

__

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Total Capital of KATIOHAL BAIKS in EL PASO'S Territory.
; 5,120,000.00
J
"
Surplus & Profits of EATIOHAL BA1IKS in EL PASO’S ler.
3,373,375.00
"
Deposits
"
»
*
»
' "
»
"
”
41,901,500.00

****
** #*
Total Capital of both STATS & MTIOKAL Bks. in EL PASOFS Ter. $ 9,046,000.00
"
Sur.& Profits of ALL Banks
" "
»
»
6,322,125.00
"
Deposits
" "
"
" "
•
*
•
•
72,979,600.00

****

EL PASO BAHKS have made shipments of cash to banks in this district
during the past year of
$5,321,000*00.

SL PASO BASTKS have within the past year collected TRAITSIT items drawn
on points in this district to the amount of $39,685,000*00.

EL PASO B A M B have received from banks in this district during the
past year Cash Remittances amounting to §110,709,000*00.




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Table showing total capital, surplus, and profits of
NATIONAL BANKS in BL PASO*S trade territory; and showing the
percentage on the basis of invested capital of those carrying
31 PASO accounts.
Total Capital
Surplus & Profits

Capital Surolus &
Profits of National
Banks carrying ac­
counts in SI Paso.

#2,161,000.00

$2,023,000.00

F l J MEXICO.
iT

3 ,&8Q,£00.00

2,507,100.00

95f 0

ffiST TEXAS.

1,069,000.00

1,069,©00.00

100 fa

$6,710,400.00

15,599,100.00

ARIZONA.

TOTAL.

Percentage
of Nat*l Banks
carrying El Paso
accounts.

"~S3*f

Table as above, including both State & National Banks in
EL PASO trade territory.
Total capital
Surplus & Profits.

Capital surplus 6
Profits of Banks
Carrying 33 Paso
1
accounts.

| 5,390,500.00

$3,719,900.00

68^

s MEXICO

5.420.800.00

3,383,000.00

62$

TSEST TEXAS

1.468.500.00

1,468,500.00

112,279,800.00'

< 8,571,400.00
3
*

ARIZONA

m

TGJEA1




Percentage of
Banks who carry
11 Paso accounts.

66

%

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Table showing total deposits of HAT IOKAL BAM'S
( El Paso Banks not included) in SL PAS0*S trade territory,
and showing the percentage calculated on this basis of 31
Paso correspondents.
Total Deposits

ARIZONA.

Total deposits
of Nat'l Banks
carrying accounts
in El Paso

$10,219,000.00

# 9,789,000.00

HBW MEXICO.

17,394,000.00

14,520,000.00

WEST TEXAS.

3,675,000,00

3,675,000.00

#31,288,000.00

$27,984,000.00

Percentage of
Hat *1 Banks, de­
posits having di­
rect banking con­
nections in this
city.

TOTAL.

95$

100$
~ w

Table as above, but showing Deposits of both State and
National Banks .
Total Deposits.

Total Deposits of
Percentage of Deall Banks who carry posits having diEl Paso accounts.
rect banking with
this city.

#28,953,275.00

#21,915,275.00

75#

K5W MEXICO.

23,351,000.00

17,272,000.00

73$

W ST TEXAS.
B

4,809,000.00

4,809,000.00

100$

#57,113,275.00

43,996,275.00

~77jT

ABIZOKA.

TOTAL.




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ARIZONA

NATIONAL

BANKS.

Schedule showing in detail capital, surplus and profits, and
deposits of NATIONAL BANKS in ARIZONA? who carry accounts in EL
PASO.

NAME.
Clifton,
Douglas,
Globe,
Nogales,
Phoenix,

NO.
First National

Capital.
30.000.00

,
,

Deposits.

Sur. & Profits.

$2 0 , .0 0
000

400.000.00
844.000.00
779.000.00
500.000.00
1, 300.000.00
2 206.000.00
1, 231.000.00

Prescott,
Tombstone,
Tucson,

H

Yuma,

100 000.00
100 000.00

1
1

100 000.00

215.000.00

25.000.00

22 000.00

100,
000.00
100 000.00
100.000.00

200#000 00

1
2.
1
14

it

Natl. Bk. of
Phoenix Natl.
Prescott Natl.
First National
Ariz, Natl.
Cons. Natl.
First National

1
1
1
1
1

“
$1555,000.00

28,000.00
150.000.00
18*000.00
$968,000.00

505.000.00
1, ,500,000.00
324.000.00
T f ,^789*,000.00
j9

50.000.00
200 ,
000.00
150.000.00

.

,

25.000.00
50.000.00
55.000.00
185.000.00

.

200 000.00

.

,

.

Figures in number column indicate the number of banking connections
maintained by the bank in El Paso.




Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

ARIZONA

S T A T E BANKS.

Schedula showing in detail capital, surplus and profits, and
deposits of STATE B A M S in ARIZONA, \ l o carry accounts in BL PASO.
si

Bisbee,
n
n

Bowie,
Buckeye,
Clifton,
Douglas,
i
f
Duncan,
Globe,
it

Hayden,
Lowell,
Miami,
M

Morenci,
n
Nogales,
Phoenix,
Ray,
Safford,
ii

Thatcher,
Tucson,
tt

V/illcox,
n

Winkelman,

Capital.

Sur. & Profits • Deposits.

Bk. of Bisbee
1
Citz. B. & Tr. 1
Miners & Merch. 4
Bk. of Bowie
1
Buck. Val. Bk. 1
Gila V. B. & 3 . 1
?
Ariz. Bk. & T. 1
Bk of Douglas
4
Bk. of Duncan
1
Gila V.B. & T. 3
Old Dominion C. 1
Gila V. B & T. 1
Bk of Lowell
1
1
Bk of Miami
Gila V. B & T. 1
Gila V.B. & T. 1
St. Bk. of M.
1
Santa Cruz V.
1
Val. Bk. of
1
Gila B. & T.
1
Bk. of Safford 1
Gila V. £.& T. 1
Citizens Bk.
1
Her. B. & T.
2
So.Arz. 3. & T. 3
Sul. S-prgs. V.B .1
Willcox B & T. 1
Gila V. B. & T. 1

$ 50,000.00
50,000.00
50,000.00
10,000.00
25,000.00

$177,000.00
5,000.00
95,000.00

39

NAME.

No.

$862,000.00

(
30,000.00
50,000.00
15,000.00
(
22,000.00
(
15,000.00
10,000.00
(
100,000.00
30,000.00
50,000.00
150,000.00
33,000.00
12,000.00
50,000.00
75,000.00
10,000.00
25,000.00

2,000.00
Branch Bankfl
8,500.00
75,000.00
10,000.00
Branch Bank)
100,000.00
Branch Bank)
500,00
3,000.00
Branch Bank)
97,000.00
900.00

145,000.00
( Branch Bank}
17,000.00
Branch Bank)
(
3,000100
19,000.00
63,000.00
1,000.00
13,000.00
( Branch Bank)
$834,900.00

| 1,590.000.00
150,000.00
1,360,000.00
10,000.00
62,000.00
110,000.00
1,080,275.00
100,000.00
375,000.00
110,000.00
200,000.00
2,208.000.00
115,000.00
(new)
2,800,000.00
260,000.00
71,000.00
298,000.00
891,000.00
50,000.00
296,000.00

$12,126,275.00

Figures in number column indicate the number of banking connections
maintained by the bank in El Baso.




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n e w msxico

bucks.

national

Schedule showing in detail capital, surplus and profits, and deposits of
NATIONAL BANKS in HEW MEXICO, Mio carry accounts in SL PASO.

m

m

.

Alamogordo,
Albucruerque,
t
t
Carlshad,
Deming,
Gallup,
Las Cruces,
Las Vegas,
I
t
•t •
t *
Lordsburg,
Magdalena,
Raton,
Boswell,
«
»
»
Santa Fe,
Santa Rosa,
Silver City,
f
t
H
Tucumcari,

No.
First National
t
t
H
State National
National Bk.of
Iteming National
First National
n
t
t
t
t
t
t
San Miguel Natl.
First National
i
t
n
i
t
i
t
«
i
t
Araer.
"
Citizens ”
First National
♦
i
t
t
Amer.
"
Silver C ”
First National

1
1
4
1
3
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
3
3
2
35

CAPITAL.
$

25,000.00
300,000.00
100,000.00
30,000.00
25,000.00
25,000.00
25,000.00
100,000.00
100,000.00
25,000.00
50,000.00
100,000.00
100,000.00
50,000.00
100,000.00
150,000.00
50,000.00
50,000.00
50,000.00
*0.000.00
§1,505,000.00

Sur.& Profits. Deposits.
$

5,500.00
132,000.00
49,000.00
25,000.00
25,000.00
7,000.00
15,000.00
40,000.00
75,000.00
;o ,idoo.oo
3,100.00
50,000.00
125,000.00
31,000.00
150,000.00
102,000.00
7,500.00
46,000.CO
94,000.00
10.000.00
|1 ,002,100.00

$

202,000.00
4,301,000.00
1,403,000.00
230,000.00
200,000.00
145,000.00
117,000.00
800,000.00
1,100,000.00
150,000.00
151,000.00
1,000,000.00
1,059,000.00
250,000.00
700,000.00
907,000.00
200,000.00
410,000.00
795,000.00
400,000.00
$14,520,000.00

Figures in number column indicate the number of banking connections
maintained by the bank in El Paso.




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NEW MEXICO

SffATB

BANKS.

Schedule showing in detail capital,surplus and profits, and
deposits of STATE BANKS in New Mexico, who carry accounts in EL
PASO.
name:
.

Alamogordo,
Albuquerque,
i
t
Carrizozo,
Columbus,
Dawson,
Deming,
Hillsboro,
Las Cruces,
»
»
i
t
San Antonio,
Silver City,
Socorro,

TOTAL

No.
Alamo State
1
City. Bank
1
lst.Tr & Sav. 1
Exchange Bk.
3
Col. St. Bk.
1
Bk of Dawson. 1
Bk. of Deming 2
1st. St. Bk.
1
Sierra Co. Bk. 2
Bowman B. & T. 2
1st. St. Bk.
1
New Mex St. Bk.l
Peoples Sav. Bkl
Socorro St. 3k.3

21

CAPITAL.

Sur.& Profits.

Deposits.

| 15,000.00
50,000.00
250,000.00
50,000.00
15,000.00
30,000.00
30,000.00
30,000.00
30,000.00
100*000.00
30,000.00
30,000.00
50,000100
30,000.00

$

$

15,000.00

225,000.00

#740,000.00

$135,900.00

#2,752,000.00

2,200.00
50,000.00
21,000.00
7,000.00
20,000.00
200.00
6,000.00
11,000.00
3,500.00

Figures in number column indicate the number of banking connections
maintained by the bank in El Paso.




125,000.00
130,000.00
437,000.00
301,000.00
22,000.00
248,000.00
325,000.00
55,000.00
178,000.00
371,000.00
285,000.00
50,000.00

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WEBT

TEXAS

RATIONAL

BANKS

Schedule showing in detail capital, surplus and profits, and
deposits of NATIONAL B A M in TEXAS? who carry accounts in EL PASO.
S

NAiuE*
AlpintJ
Del Rio,
»
»
i
t
Eagle Pass,
Ft.Stockton,
Marfa,
Midland,
Pecos,

NO.
First national
£el Rio
"
First National
Bor&eir
M
First National
Marfa national
First National

«

»»

Capital•

Surplus & Profits . Deposits.

z
z
z
1
z
1
1
11

§ 75,000.00
100,000.00
75,000.00
100,000.00
25,000.00
70,000.00
100,000.00
50.000.00
$595,000.00

$ 30,000.00
30,000.00
160,000.00
70,000.00
4,000.00
30,000.00
100,000.00
50.000.00
$474,000.00

2

Figures in number column indicate the number of banking connections
maintained by the bank in El Paso.




9

185,000.00
250,000.00
1*516,000.00
800^000.00
57,000.00
350,000.00
325,000.00
192.00S.00
.§3,675 ,000.00

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W
EST

TEXAS

STATE

BAHKS.

Schedule showing in d etail capital, surplus and p r o fits , and
deposits o f SEATE BANKS in TBX&S, who carry accounts in SL PASO.
HO.

SAME.
Alpine,
Bars tow,
C lin t,
Marathon,
Marfa,
Pecos,
Sanderson,
Van Horn,

Alpine St. Bk.
C itz, St. Bk.
F irst St. Bk.
Marathon St. Bk.
Marfa St. Bk.
Pecos Val. Bk.
Sanderson St.Blc.
Van Horn St. Bk.

Capital.

Sur. & P ro fits .

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
11

# 25,000.00
20,000.00
10,000.00
15,000.00
50,000.00
110,000.00
25,000.00
30.000.00
$285,000.00

| 155,000.00
$: 17 , 000.00
2,000.00
67,000.00
( Hew)
7,000.00
80,000.00
160,000.00
7,000.00
430,000.00
62,000.00
12,000.00
102,000.00
7.500.00
140.000.00
$114,500.00
$1,134,600.00

Figures in number column indicate the number of banking connections
maintained by the bank in El Paso.




Deposits.




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EL PASO
As a Financial Center,

El paso does not come before your Honorable Committee asking for
anything at the expense of any other City nor seeking any unwarranted
favors for herself nor for anyona else.
She does not intend to occupy your time with claims or counter­
claims intended to influence you in the slightest in the selection of
the Cities that will be headquarters for District Reserve Banks.

El

Peso only asks the right to exist^and to enjoy and further develop the
territory that her geographical location, her transportation fac­
i l i t y and her enterprise have made her own.

The ri$it to exist,

I say? advisedly, for if, as has been suggested as possible, bu t , we
cannot believe probable, El Paso should be thrown into a Regional
Reserve District with headquarters at say, New Orleans, or some Texas
City, New Mexico placed in a different district with headquarters at
say Kansas City or Denver, and Arizona in still another district with
California, the connections and business relations El Paso has been
years in building up would be seriously impaired, and the effect very
detrimental, not only to El Paso's Banks, but to her general business
interests as well.
While doing a large amount of business outside these boundaries,
El Paso claims as her special trade territory that part of both New
Mexico and Arizona lying South of the Santa Fe Railway and that part
of Taxes west of the Pecos River.




Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

#2 .
El Paso is, commercially and financially speaking, not a part of
Itexas, but is with New Mexico and Arizona.

Her growth and developement

as a financial center has at all times been in direct relation and
proportion to the developement of Arizona and New Mexico end their
interests at all times mutual and interdependent * The importance of
El Paso as a banking center really dates from the construction of the
El Paso & Southwestern Railroad across Southern New Mexico and into
the copper camps of Arizona. Most other sections have several cities
that are in direct competition for the tmsiwss of any given district,
but throughout practically all of the trad© territory claimed by
El Paso, her location and transportation facilities, with the so much
greater distance to any other center of importance, place her beyond
competition as a financial and clearing center*
To enphasize the very close relation between the developement of
El Paso as a banking center and the developement of the district
claimed by her, I beg leeve to submit a little history.

At the beg­

inning of the year 1900 there were comparatively few banks in this
territory.
day.

Ihese few were much snaller institutions than they are to­

I have been unable to obtain exact figures for the totals of the

district as of the year 1900, but can state from personal recollection
that there were less than one-third as many banks in the district then
as now, with less than one-fifth the total resources of the present
day.

In 1900 El Paso had two banks, with combined capital and surplus

of |235,000.00, and total deposits of #1,607,000.00, of which $153,000.00
were deposits from other banks, presumably from the district under con-




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$3*
sideration.

As the mining districts of Arizona and New Mexico

were developed, new lines of railroad constructed, lands brought
under irrigation and ranches developed and stocked, new banks
were organized throughout the district and the business of those
already established increased, all looking, naturally, to El
Paso as their clearing house and as the point where they could
most quickly obtain credit for their items, and in the shortest
time receive the supplies of currency and coin required for their
enormous payrolls, end further where they, or some of them at
least, could come as personal acquaintances for assistance in the
handling of such loons as they might not be able, from various
reasons, to handle themselves,

I might add that more than one

country bank obtained assistance in El Paso in 1907 after having
been denied it further away.

While I know of no source from which

exact figures covering a given period of time can be obtained, I
may say that at no time during my experience of 14 years in El
Paso has there been a time that Ei Paso banks were not carrying
loans either directly or indirectly for country correspondents.
As nearly as I can ascertain the amount direct end indirect
carried at this time is approximately $600,000.00, and this is
doubtless much less than at any time during the last eight months.
I^e growth of mutual interests and business has been so rapid
that now the $235,000*00 capiteland surplus of El Paso banks in
1900 has grown to t e |2,993,000.00, the number of banks, ten,
>
the total deposits, $15,957,000.00, and the deposits from country
bank3 $3,527,418.00, El Paso's clearings have grown from $32,000.00,

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in 19o7, the date of the organization of the Clearing House Association
to |78,250#0C0.00 in 1913.

It is worthy of note, as showing their

strength and conservatism, that at the last call El Paso* s Banks
showed cash and exchange of 16,511,356.73 or 41j& of all deposit liability.
Ihe banks of El Paso bought and sold during the year of 1913
$28,000*000.00 in Mexican money and exchange and this is the largest
and most important Mexican money market in the United States.
As Mr. McNary, isho will follow me, will go more deeply into our
relations with country banks, I will not further elaborate.

You will

also have presented to you facts and figures showing El Paso to be
the center for the Southwest in mining, live stock, jobbing and distri­
buting, buting, railroads and manufacturing; and as your Honorable
Committee has announced its intention of disturbing as little as pos­
sible existing trade and business movement, we feel sure that you will
admit the justice of our petition that we be not separated from our
friends and business associates, in New Mexico and Arizona.




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h
EL

P A S O
as a

WHOLESALE and JOBBING CENTER.

■Exhibit Na.v$~^
Hearing at OC
In f o l l o w i n g u p the

statements m a d e and d a t a given

"by the b a n k e r s of El Paso,
of course the c o m m e r c i a l

it m i g h t be w e l l to

interests

say that

of our city are

so

closely a l l i e d a nd i n t e r w o v e n w i t h b a n k s and b a n k i n g that
the w e l f a r e

of jobbers,

is i d e n tical w i t h that

m a n u f a c t u r e r s and r e t a i l e r s alike
of the f i n a n c i a l institutions.

T he trade t e r r i t o r y that
h o u s e s of El P a s o

is covered by the b u s i n e s s

is p r a c t i c a l l y the same as that

in w h i c h

our b a n k s do their business*
As

the r e p r e s e n t a t i v e

our city,

I might

of the m e r c a n t i l e

say that we h a v e

int e r e s t s of

come b e f o r e y ou a s k i n g

only at this time that y o u act f a v o r a b l y upo n our a p p e a l
that w e be not
expression,
fi n a n c i a l

f r o m the

if I m a y be a l l o w e d to use the

largest part

of our c o m m e r c i a l and

family.

T he b a s i s
knowledge,

separated,

of our request

a selfish one,

see the j u s t i c e we are

is of course,

and yet

sure,

one of w h i c h y ou w i l l

if y ou w i l l take

er a tion a f ew facts and figures g i ven below.
w i l l tend to

we mus t a c ­

show that the v e r y heart

into c o n s i d ­
All

of these

of our b u s i n e s s w o u l d

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be vitally affected

should we be p l a c e d

r e g i o n a l re s e r v e d i s trict

in a separate

f r o m our friends in Arizona,

N e w M e x i c o a nd W e s t Texas,

Our facts and figures are as near

correct as c a reful i n v e s t i g a t i o n can m a k e them and are for
1913,

w h i c h y e a r w as not a n o r m a l

one in parts of our trade

t e r r i t o r y owing to local c o n d itions
In proof

of our c l a i m that 1 1 P a s o fs i n t e r e s t s are in

common w i t h those of N e w Mexico,
beg

1st,

leave to

of t r a v e l i n g

stocks in this city,

t o g e t h e r w i t h firms c a r r y i n g

n u m b e r 212;

as far w est as Phoenix, A r i z o n a ;
New Mexico

n o r t h as T u c u m c a r i

on the

P a c i f i c to Barstow,
the S o u t h e r n P a c i f i c
the 212 H I P a s o

of w h i c h 86 t r a v e l

67 n o r t h as far as A l b u ­

line of the S a nta P e ; 65 as far

on the e a s t e r n d i v i s i o n

& S o u t h w e s t e r n System;

55 east

Texas,

of the E l P a s o

on the line of the T e x a s &

and 57 on the A t l a n t i c S y s t e m of

to Sanderson,

Texas,

In a d d i t i o n to

s a l esmen there are a p p r o x i m a t e l y 60 m e n

t r a v e l i n g fro m this city r e p r e s e n t i n g E a s t e r n firms,
m a k i n g thi s their h e a d q u a r t e r s on account
railway,

telegraph,

and

of the excellent

m a i l and long d i s t a n c e t e l e p h o n e

f a c i l i t i e s e n a b l i n g t h e m to kee p

in the v e r y closest

w i t h their cu s t o m e r s in the t e r r i t o r y mentioned.




we

salesmen r e p r e s e n t i n g the

m a n u f a c t u r e r s and wholesalers,

querque,

A r i z o n a and W e s t Texas,

submit the f o l l o w i n g facts

The n u m b e r

branch

in those districts.

t o uch

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2nd.

The a p p r o x i m a t e v a lue of the
ma n u f a c t u r e r s ,

shipments m a d e “
by the

w h o l e s a l e r s and firms h a v i n g

stocks in this

city to E l P a s o * s trade ter r i t o r y in the year
n e a r $18,000,000.
merchandise
city,

include the v a lue

of

into the district by the r e t a i l e r s of our

as we have no m a n n e r

of their
3rd*

sent

This does not

1913 w a s v e r y

of a r r i v i n g at the correct amount

sales.

Th e tonnage f o r w arded b y freight

same peri o d

same t e r r i t o r y was 7 2 4 , 9 1 2 , 8 0 8 pounds.

to the

for the

It w i l l be

n o t e d that this amount

is only freight

of E x p r e s s and P a r c e l Post
crease this v e r y

shipments;

the weight

f o r w a r d i n g s w o u l d tend to in­

considerably.

In o r der to place this city as a d i s t r i b u t i n g point

4th. m

in the closest

t o u c h w i t h this

freight m e r c h a n d i s e
ments made

made

time;




service m a y not be out

the next

forenoon after

points,

shipment;

s u r r o u n d i n g points,

G l o b e - M i a m i m i n i n g district,
the

of the

of order.

Ship­

H e w Mexico,

and all points i n t e r m e d i a t e prior to

for the D o u g l a s - B i s b e e district

A r i z o n a and

zona,

a mention

fro m El P a s o today are in Tucumcari,

the second morning,
that

section,

the

the d e l i v e r y

is

for C l i f t o n - M o r e n c i ,

second m o r ning;

for the

the second evening; Tucson,

Ari­

second m o r ning; P h o e n i x and the Salt R i v e r V a l l e y

the third morning;

S i lver City,

d e l i v e r y is m a d e the day f o l l o w i n g
H e w Mexico,

second morning;

shipment; Alouq u e r q u e ,

Sanderson,

S y s t e m of the S o u t h e r n Pacific,

H e w M e x i c o district,

T e x a s on the A t l a n t i c

second evening;

and Barstow,

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Texas

on the T e x a s & Pacific,

service is daily,
purchaser
than
by

the

second forenoon.

Su n d a y s excepted,

in this t e r r i t o r y to

The

w h i c h e n a bles the

secure q u i cker d e l i v e r y

can he given t h e m f r o m a ny other

city.

The m a p filed

our c o m m i t t e e s w i l l b r i n g to your a t t e n t i o n in a f o r c e f u l

and

clear w a y the d i s t r i c t s to w h i c h r e f e rence

is mad e

in

this argument,
5th.




L o n g d i s t a n c e t e l e phone

lines r e a c h f r o m E l P a s o

p r a c t i c a l l y e v e r y town of a n y i m p o rtance

in the entire

section

and

to

in w h i c h w e w i s h to be

included,

several i n t e r ­

secting lines give us two w i r e s to m a n y points.
illustrate

to yo u m o r e c l e arly the

we have by m e n t i o n i n g some of the
lines extend,

superb t e l e phone

Grande Valley,

connects w i t h a n o t h e r line r e a c h i n g Pecos,
S t o c k t o n and other p o ints in Texas;
section,

C a r l s b a d in the lower part

service

sections to w h i c h the

for e x a mple down the Kio

t h r o u g h the W h i t e Oaks

It m a y

an o t h e r

thence east

Barstow,

which

Fort

one n o r t h e a s t
ext e n d i n g f r o m

of the P e c o s V a l l e y of New Mexico,

n o r t h t h r o u g h that v a l l e y to Clovis,

N e w Mexico;

d i r ectly

n o r t h t h r o u g h the K io Grande V a l l e y v ia the E l e p h a n t B u t t e
Dam,

A lbuquerque,

Mexico;

Las V e g a s and S a n t a Fe to Raton,

an o t h e r to S i l v e r City,

and m i n i n g dis t r i c t

s m e lting district;

G ila V a l l e y to the Glob e - H i a m i
Nogales

and Tucson;

the c o n t i g u o u s m i n i n g

of the M o g o l l o n M o u n t a i n s ;

C l i f t o n - M o r e n c i m i n i n g and

section;

section

to the
t h r o u g h the

to Douglas,

to the R a y - H a y d e n district;

Salt R i v e r V a l l e y to Phoen i x ;

Hew

n o r t h to Prescott,

Bisbee,

t h r o u g h the
United Verde

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C o p p e r Camp,
and

and also e x t e n d i n g east to Flagstaff,

other points*

6th.

The W e s t e r n U n i o n and M a c k a y T e l e g r a p h - C a b l e
is

Holbrook

so co m p r e h e n s i v e

that

it p l aces

service

our city in quick con­

n e c t i o n w i t h every town r e g a r d l e s s of size, in the State
Arizona,

H e w M e x i c o and W e s t Texas.

east from this city there are
seven,

n o r t heast

of the S o u t h w e s t e r n S y s t e m four,
Southern Pacific

lines west,

w e s t e r n S y s t e m four,

On the S o u t h e r n P a c i f i c

four wires,

through New Mexico

of

Texas & Pacific

on the E a s t e r n D i v i s i o n

on the S a n t a F e S y s t e m eight,

nine; W e s t e r n D i v i s i o n S o u t h ­

or a total of t h i r t y - s i x lines r e a c h i n g

f r o m El Paso.
We believe

our statistics wil l

M e x i c o and W e s t T e x a s
El Paso*s

show that Arizona,

New

can t r u t h f u l l y and fairly be c onsidered
important

trade territory.

We

look to t h e m for the largest p e r c e n t a g e

of our "business,

and

they
share

leg i t i m a t e and most

in turn to us we are safe
of their

in saying,

supplies and m e r c h a n d i s e

G e o g r a p h i c a l l y of course,
but f i n a n c i a l l y and

we are

c o m m e r c i a l l y our

w i t h the two S t a t e s to the west,
w e s t e r n part

of this State,

for an e n o r m o u s

in all lines.

situated in Texas,
interests are

id e n t i c a l

w i t h a small p o r t i o n of the

and w e ask that

in c o n s i d e r i n g

in what district y o u w ill place El P a s o t3o bear in m i n d our
b u s i n e s s r e l a t i o n s w i t h our neighbors,
n o r t h and west




of us,

our v e r y b u s i n e s s

life

not

p a r t i c u l a r l y to the

f o r g e t t i n g that we

is at

stake,

c o n sider that

and that we are p l e a d i n g

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w i t h y ou not to separate us f r o m those w i t h w h o m we
have e n j o y e d close b u s i n e s s

intercourse

for m a n y years,

to w h o m we look in the future for aid in the u p b u i l d i n g
of this city,

a nd w h o have at Heart

in common w i t h E l P a s o

the f u t u r e p r o g r e s s and p r o s p e r i t y of this great
western

section.

south­

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(J
EL PASO’S MANUFACTURES AND NATURAL RESOUGES
El Paso's field for distributing the products of her factories extends from
the Colorado line to the city of Mexico, 1700 miles, and from Yuma on the California border to Houston on the east, 1400 miles*
As to certain products, such as
those of her woodworking mil^s and her smelter, the market is worldwide.
Ninety local concerns are engaged in manufacturing to some degree for gener­
al trade; the figures given do not include the railroad shops, building trades,
exclusive repair shops, or special service such as tailoring and millinery.
In manufacturing industries in El Paso, nearly 5000 wageworkers are employed
with annual payroll of $3,500,000, annual output of $30,000,000, and capital in­
vestment of $7,500,000.
Chief among El Paso's industries are:
El Paso Milling company, employing 2000 men in normal times (lumber
supply solely from Mexico has been curtailed during revolution); annual payroll
$1,500,000; annual output $8,500,000; investment $1,000,000.
El Paso smelter, employing 1400 men; annual payroll $1,000,000; annu­
al output ^12,000,000; investment $2,000,000.
Southwestern Portland Cement company, employing 160 men; annual payroll
f200,000; annual output $900,000; investment $liBl
04000.
El Paso Grain & Milling company, employing 25 men; annual output
$1,000,000; investment $250,000.
El Paso Foundry, in normal times employing 350 men (trade largely from
Mexico); annual payroll $200,000; annual output $850,000; investment
$300,000.
Products of El Paso's manufacturing industries cover nearly 50 different
lines, which are specified in detail on another page further on.
The principal
line8 are:
Highly finished white pine products;
Metal shop products;
Brick;
Household furnishings.

S m e l t F o u n d r ^ f ^ y
Cement;
Floury
Cigars;
Food products;

The biggest industries have been established with outside capital, which
has been brought here not merely by investors looking for a safe place to put
money, but, most significantly, in every one of these cases, it has been brought
ib by men of long experience in their special lines, active manufacturers, having
other plants elsewherd, but recognizing the tremendous strategic advantages of El
Paso as a great factory center.
Natural resources will be specifically alluded to further on.
The princi­
pal factors entering into making El Paso a most profitable factory center are:
1. El Paso's central position with regard to the great sources of raw ma­
terials; and the fact that this city commands within her trade district the
raw materials for more different lines of manufacturing than any other city
in the United States.



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2. Cheap labor, due to unlimited supply from Mexico, favorable climate,
wide advertising of the city, metropolitan character of the city, and good
living at lower rates than prevail elsewhere in the southwest*
3. Pure aroft water in abundance at low rates.
4. Reasonably cheap power, due to proximity of coal, oil, and wood, with
highly favorable rates in Texas on oil, a water level route down from the
coal fields, and vast quantities of cheap veaste for fuel from the lumber
working industry.
Up<sn completion of the Elephant Butte dam from 10,000 to
20,000 horse power will be available in El Paso for manufacturing as a by­
product of irrigation operations.
New Mexico has more coal than any other
state west of Illinois.
5. Cheap transportation both in and out, due to keen railroad competition
to and from every point of the compass, and water rates affecting all tar­
iffs.
6. Comparatively cheap living, due to metropolitan commercial center, very
favorable freight rates in, and keen competition.
The one exception is
in cost of house rent, and there is a great opportunity here for sound in­
vestments, yielding large profits and rendering public service by reducing
this very important item in living cost.
V/hen by increase of available
capital for investment it becomes possible to place prime vendor's lien pa­
per at 6 percent instead of 8, and prime mortgages on inside improved busi­
ness property at 5 to 6 percent instead of 6| an$ 7r the cost of living and
-carrying on all business m i l be very materially cheapened.
7« The vast extent of rapidly developing markets^within the inner trade district-that are and always will be dependent upon ElrPaso as a factory center
for fhe reason that not a single other locality within 600 miles of El Paso
in any direction has more than two of the^eix great advantages v M c h El Paso
possesses in marked degree.
El Paso's natural resources within her trade district as to raw material for man­
ufacture include:
1. The largest body of extra clear white pine timber in the known world
(near El Paso in Chihuhhua, Mex.), affording estimated output of 1,500,000
board feet per day for 100 years, at least two-thirds of which is to be man­
ufactured in El Paso; the product is shipped all over the world, it goes into
British warships and Australian public buildings, into the finest Grand Rap­
ids furniture, into hardwood veneered doors, sash, and moldings for foreign
and domestic trade; into Burrowes fly screens made in Maine, and into sid­
ing for Massachusetts bayside cottages, into millions of onion crates annu­
ally for the Texas crop, and into boxes for Oregon apples.
2. The largest body of yellow pine on this continent. (In New Mexico and Ari ^
8ona).
3. Copper deposits now producing oneftfourth of the world's copper, and scarce
ly opened yet.
4. Iron, silver, load, zinc, gold, manganese, quicksilver, platinum, tung­
sten, and the earth metals in abundance.
5. Sulphur, salt, plaster, fertilizer.
6. Cotton in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico, producing more than one
fourth of the world’s supply of the great staple.



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7. Leather, hides, hair, and fertilizer from herds of 1,500,000 head of
cattle.
8. Wood^and mohair from millions of sheep and goats.
9. Furs from countless wild animals.
10. Livestock for packing houses.
11. Various fibers in unlimited quantity.
12. Rubber and gum plants, and sources of alcohol,
13. Cement materials, all three fonstituents present together in unlimited
quantities.
/^,Lime and sand, brick clay and tile clay unlimited and cheap.
15, Cereals for milling,
16. Vegetables and fruits for canning.
377 Broom straw, sugar cane and beets.
18, Mineral springs of all kinds.
19. Gems, onyx, and paint material.
The states of Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas form one compact unit as
an industrial, commercial, financial, and social community of communities, with
El Paso as the undisputed metropolis, and El Paso respectfully urges that this
solidarity be respected in establishing a regional bank district.

Products of El Paso’s manufacturing industries cover following lines:
Finished wood products, especially clear white pine, including interior fin^
ish, siding, sash and doors, cores for hardwood veneering, molding, box
shooks, crates, etc.
General building lumber and timber.
Iron, steel and brass foundry and shop products, including complete mine equipments from bottom of shaft to top of stack; machinery parts and castings
iron and wire fencing.
Sheet iron and tubing; cornices and other galvanized iron building finish.
All the principal metals reduced from their ores.
Flour, mealt, and other cereal products.
Brick, including fac^f'brick, art brick, and fire brick; building tile, con­
duits and tubing.
Portland cement; lime; composition stone products; marbles and stuccos.



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Saddlery, harness3 and general leather goods.
Furs, v f a o l j i j f o r
partly manufactured.
Cigars and processed tobacco*
Matressee, bedsprings, tents, awnings, and camp equipment.
Wagons;

Portable houses;

Bank, store, and bar fixtures.

Printing and stationery.

Boots and shoes.

Furniture; mantels.

Beer, general bottled goods.

Bakery and cannery products*

Coffee and spiees.

Packed meat products.

Confectionery.

Lard compound; oils; ice.

Creamery products.

Erooms; jaaints.

Electrical supplies; art glass. Gems; jewelry; art goods.
Clothing.




Optical goods; photoengravings.

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The Best Proof of All
I N C E O C T O B E R 21, 1913, in three months, deposits in E l Paso’ s
ten banks have increased by $1,305,758.
I f T h e Herald should stop
right there, in its annual review of local and southwestern progress, the
story would be right well told. But the next chapter is too interesting to skip:
in the same three months, loans have decreased $800,000. A s is well known,
deposits generally tend to increase with loans, for the reason that so large a pro­
portion o f bank loans are in the form o f discounted notes the proceeds o f which
remain for a time on deposit in the bank o f discount. But in the last three
months in E l Paso, not only have borrowers paid up $800,000 o f their debts,
but in addition the patrons o f the banks have deposited $1,300,000 to their
accounts, showing a real gain o f $2,100,000 to the banking funds o f the city.
T o ta l bank resources in the same period, termed “ banking power,” have in­
creased $649,000.
T h e banking power o f E l Paso’ s national and state banks now totals
$20,282,000, to which must be added the resources o f a big mortgage com­
pany whose statements are not required by law td be published with the bank
statements, but whose resources are $1,000,000 or more, bringing the total banking
power of E l Paso up to considerably over $21,000,000. A new trust company is
forming which will add $150,000 to this total in the near future, and some increases
in ' capital stock are being discussed.

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In proportion to population, E l Paso’s banking power is in line with the big
financial centers, and fa r ahead of many cities which boast, and justifiably, of
th^ir very high standing as financial and commercial centers.
A most remarkable fact in connection with the E l Paso banking situation is
that loans are less than $10,000,000 while deposits are $16,000,000, the exact propor­
tion of loans to deposits being 60 percent. Proportion of loans to total resources
is but 49 percent. E l Paso banks as a rule maintain reserves of cash and cash
items to the amount of 40 percent or more of the amount of deposits, whereas
the banking law s have required but 15 percent in cities of this class.
E l Paso banks today could loan $3,680,000 more than they have out, and still
not touch the minimum reserve under the law. B ut the net result of the long
standing policy of the local banks of holding back approximately 40 percent in
reserve has been that no pinch has ever come to E l Paso business institutions by
reason of the forced withdrawal of credit at times of business dulness or serious
disturbance. E l Paso banks have been known to borrow money or rediscount paper
to keep their reserves up to the 40 percent mark, but they have never had to
record a deficit in the la w fu l reserve, as N e w Y o rk banks have done hundreds of
times. Under the new currency law, it is hoped b y some leading bankers that
conditions w ill ultimately "justify a change in the reserve policy, and a letting
out of more money. But no E l Paso banker is going to change his policy until he
sees very clearly just w hat effect the new reserve plan w ill have, and just what
sort of protection it w ill afford in time of stress.
Sometimes E l Paso bankers have been condemned as excessively conservative.
Eastern bankers, used to loaning down to their legal reserves and then screwing up
the vise just when business relief becomes imperative, have never comprehended
w hy the prevailing interest rate is kept at 8 percent when it might be lowered by
turning loose more money to go to work and make profits for the banks. Some
critics in the east have even questioned the quality of our western securities,
asserting that there must be great risk to ju stify a rate of 8 percent and make
such heavy reserves necessary. B ut the real answer is that western banking is
done on an entirely different basis from eastern banking, and that loans, while
their ultimate security is as sound as the foundations of American achievement,
growth, and national wealth, are not as a rule so mobile as the prevalent loans in
the east; that “investment banking” is carried on to a greater extent than in the
east, where “commercial banking” involves quick turnovers of great capital at
small profits per u n it
A t any rate, the traditional policy of E l Paso bankers has proved itself wise, in
the long run of steady growth and uninterrupted development. A t times when
several years of comparative dulness have succeeded one another, credit has never
been withdrawn from legitimate borrowers carrying on enterprises employing labor,
producing wealth, or doing an established business. N o r have liquidations of real
estate been forced.
Look at the “want ads” in The Herald any day, and consider the small number
of real estate offerings that bear the marks of distress or sacrifice. The record
in this respect is marvelously clean. Men who have bought real estate on de­
ferred payments have been protected by the real estate companies and by the
banks, and a foreclosure of real estate against a solvent debtor is a thing prac­
tically unknown in E l Paso’s history.
It is partly from this cause that the record has been so firmly established,
to the effect that “E l Paso has never had a boom, yet real estate investments have
steadily improved in value, and no man has ever lost money in E l Paso realty
unless he found himself forced to sell on a dull market in order to protect other
interests.”
No man who bought wisely and held on, ever lost money in E l
Paso realty.
f
Since the bank statistics faith fully reflect the general course of business, the
best news The Herald has to give its public in this Annual Review Edition is this
table of comparison between the bank statements of October 21, 1913, and of Jan­
uary 13, 1914:
D e p o s i t s , i n c r e a s e d $ 1,3 0 5 ,7 5 8 , f r o m $ 14 ,6 6 9 ,5 4 2 to 8 15 ,9 7 5 ,30 0 .
L t o a n s , d e c r e a s e d $80 0,00 0, f r o m $ 1 0 , 7 1 9 , 3 5 3 t o $9 ,9 19 ,3 8 4 .
R e s o u r c e s , i n c r e a s e d $6 48 ,7 0 7, f r o m $ 1 9 ,6 3 3 ,2 7 0 to $ 2 0 ,2 8 1,9 7 7 .

This gives the key to the year 1914, and the thinking man who fails to receive
stimulus from this remarkable news, toward unprecedented effort for tremendous
collective and individual progress, has excellent material for billiard balls occupy­
ing all the space between his Adam ’s apple and the crown of his hat.

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Exhibit No.
Hearing at

^

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(ftxdM)

\<?;
V

E l Paso and the M ining In d u stry

E l Paso n ever has been a mining camp, in the o rd in a ry sense
o f the term.

But a g la n ce at the map submitted herew ith shows

that i t s r a i l r o a d lo c a t io n , w ith re fe re n c e to the mining d i s t r i c t s
o f A rizo n a , Hew Mexico and the n orth ern p a r t o f M exico, makes i t
e s s e n t ia lly a d is t r ib u t i n g p o in t f o r su p p lie s to the many mines
o f the Southwest.

P ro o f o f th is e x is t s in the f a c t that so many

o f the la r g e mining machinery and supply houses have branches o r
agen cies in E l P aso .

Th is c it y takes i t s t o l l from the su p p lie s

g o in g to the mines and from the m etals goin g to market.
A rizo n a i s s t i l l ,

and has been f o r s e v e ra l y e a r s , the l a r g e s t

copper prod u cer o f the U n ite d S ta te s .

The advance f ig u r e s o f the

U . S. G e o lo g ic a l Survey in d ic a t e an output o f ov er 400,000,000 l b s .
f o r the y e a r 1913.
50,000,000 l b s . ,

New M e x ico 's copper p rodu ction w i l l be over

o r about double th at o f 1912.

An a p p re c ia b le

amount o f A riz o n a ’ s copper and p r a c t i c a l ly a l l o f lie w M ex ico 's
p rod u ctio n i s smelted in E l Paso, our l o c a l sm elter having handled
o v e r 60,000,000 l b s . in 1913.

(S ee E x h ib it A ).

A rizo n a produces g o ld to the v alu e o f about $4,000,000 p e r
y e a r , and s i l v e r to the v a lu e o f about $2,000,000.
tre a te d in C a l i f o r n i a , but most o f i t
E l Paso.

Some o f th is i s

e it h e r in home p la n ts o r in

New M e x ic o 's g o ld and s i l v e r output i s

sm a lle r but to a

l a r g e r extent goes to E l Paso; p r a c t i c a l l y a l l that does notcome
h e re i s tre a te d in home p la n t s .
A r iz o n a 's le a d output in crea se d from 6,800,000 l b s . in 1912
to 14,000,000 l b s .

in 1913, 75$ o f which was smelted in E l P aso .

New M exicof s 1913 p rod u ctio n o f le a d was about 4,700,000 l b s . ,



over

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2-

90$ o f which was tre a te d in E l Paso.
A riz o n a f s estim ated zin c output o f 4550 tons f o r 1913 i s a
s l i g h t d e c re a se , but Hew Mexico shows a t o t a l o f 10783 tons, o r an
in c re a s e o f .n e a r ly 60$.
The vanadium d e p o sits o f southern le w Mexico and A rizon a
are ju s t begin n in g to be worked.
The ir o n d e p o sits o f Grant County, New M exico, have been
drawn on h e a v ily by the Colorado p la n ts f o r 20 y e a r s .

Those o f

Otero and L in c o ln coun ties are ju s t begin n in g to be mined.
The quick s i l v e r d e p o sits in P r e s id io County, Texas, are
producin g s t e a d ily * as are a ls o the s i l v e r mines n ear S h a fte r.
Due to the r e v o lu tio n in M exico, produ ction from the mines
iii Chihuahua and Sonora has been g r e a t ly c u r t a ile d ; n e v e rth e le s s ,
as shown by the f ig u r e s in E x h ib it A,

the v a lu e o f Mexican m etals

sm elted at E l Paso i s very c o n s id e ra b le .
The above fa c t s show that mining in the Southwest i s an
in d u stry that i s grow ing r a p id ly .
s iz e o f t h is

They a ls o g iv e some id e a o f the

in d u stry in the t e r r i t o r y t r ib u t a r y to 11 P aso .

No

m atter how much o th e r c i t i e s may d e s ir e the bu sin ess from these
d i s t r i c t s , n a tu ra l and tra n s p o rta tio n con d ition s le a d i t

to E l Paso.

Sm elting in the U n ited S ta te s i s b a r e ly h a l f a century
o ld , but re c o g n itio n o f E l P a so f s importance as a sm eltin g p o in t
came t h ir t y y e a rs ago w ith the establishm ent o f the l o c a l sm eltin g
works,

to handle o res mined in the Southwest.

The p la n t grew u n t i l

i t became the l a r g e s t le a d sm elter t r e a t in g custom o r e s , most o f
i t s raw m a te ria l o r ig in a t in g in M exico.




As a r e s u l t o f changing

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-3 -

cionditions le a d ore r e c e ip t s f e l l o f f ,

and the p la n t was a lt e r e d

r e c e n t ly so as to handle copper ores a ls o ,

the bulk o f the m a te ria l

tre a te d now coming from A rizon a and Hew M e x ic o .

The pay r o l l

o f t h is sm elter now amounts to n e a rly one m illio n d o lla r s p e r annum.
I t s purchases o f su p p lie s through lo c a l houses amount to a p p ro x ­
im a te ly th ree q u a rte rs o f a m illio n .
f o r f r e i g h t to a l i k e amount.

I t s payments to the r a ilr o a d s

The v alu e o f the m etals tre a te d

averages o ver one m illio n d o lla r s p e r month, o r more than twelve
m illio n d o lla r s p e r annum.




(See E x h ib it B ).

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E x h ib it

A.

O rig in o f M etals Received at E l Paso Sm elting Works
1912
O r ig in
Arizona
Hew Mexico
Other S ta te s
Mexico
T o t a ls .

S ilv e r
Gold
_______ oun c e s ____
ounces ___

Lead
pounds

Cbpper
pounds __

13,423.175

923,516.24

5,578,640

13,547,557

9,035.624

436,670.88

5,450,664

29,049,117

598.867

115,262.98

262,752.

61,118

12.775.301

4,152,719.09

7,080,265

2,199,946

35,835.967

5,628,169.19

18,37 2,326

44,857,7 38

zszzs:.. £:.SZ2E-S£S

Gold
ounces

1913
S ilv e r
ounces

Lead
pounds.

Copper
„____ p o u n d s

A rizon a

1&, 254.588

789,034.83

10,430,190

14,939,749

New Mexico

14,447.804

514,930.66

4,293,069

44,497,766

23.338

24,385.37

248,480

SO,850

Other S ta te s
Mexico
T o ta ls .

8,888.106,

1 , 921 ,8 0 1 .J 8
3

4,002.877

636&781

38,614.036

3,250,152.14

18,974,616

60,125,146

V a lu e o f M etals R eceived at 11 Paso Sm elting Works
1913
Gold
A rizo n a
New Mexico
O ther S t a t e s .
Mexico..
T o t a ls .




S i l v e r ___

Lead____________ CPPB ®

#315,007.24

#474,850.68

1,647.96

$£,286,976.78

298,000.79

309,891.48

189,191.22

6,810,718.02

481.93

14,675.41

10,950.26

7,784.12

183,539.39;

1 ,1 0 4 ,6 64.44

162.563.60

94.70 3 .18

#797,029.35

#1 ,904,082.01

$812,142.93

$9,200,182.10

IIM iW i . M I.
Wm I

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Exhibit

Value

B.

of M e t a l s R e c e i v e d at .El P a s o S m e l t i n g W o r k s
y

f o r last Two Years

___ 1912.___
Gold
Silver
Lead
Cop p er
Total Values.

$

740,012.7/©

___ 191_3_____
.$

797,029.35

3,400,901.21

1,904,082.01

771,581.55

812,142.93

7 , 3 1 6 , 5 2 4 . 52

9 , 2 0 0 , 1 82.10

$12,229,020.07/

$12,713,436.39

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J O S H U A S .R A Y N O L D S . president .
JAM E S G. M 9NARY, first vice presi dent.
EDGAR W AAYSER , CASHIER .
J O H N M .W Y A T T , vice president .
WALTER M.BUTLER, as Stcashieh
W ILLIA M L .T O O L E Y / vice president ,
©LEN T. MOORE, as St cashier .

E l. P a s o , T e

x a s

F e b r u a r y £, 1.9'•4

This

is to c e r t i f y

that

M ark B.

T h o m p s o n is the d u l y accr e d i t e d
R e p r e s e n t a t i v e of the First National
Bank,

Las Cruces, N e w Mexico,

to appear

in the interest of said B a n k b e f o r e
H o n o rable,
Treasury,

the

The S e c r e t a r y of the
and the Honorable,

The

S e c r e t a r y of A.gricul t u r e , at a h e a r ­
i ng to be h e l d in the Cit y of SI Paso,
Texas,

on Saturday,

F e b r u a r y 7 , 1914.

.

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THE FIRST STATE BANK.

P o rt Stockton, Texas.

E l Faso C le a rin g House A ssn .,
E l Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen
We are to -d ay in
re c e ip t o f your message re q u e stin g
us to w ire our p re fe re n c e as to zhe
lo c a t io n o f R egional Reserve Bank;
r e p ly in g th ereto w i l l say th at we
have a lre a d y wired in our wishes as
to the lo c a t io n o f the R egional
Reserve Bank, and would not care to
send in another message which would
c o n f l i c t w ith our f i r s t .
A ssu rin g you o f our
p le a su re in s e rv in g vou in any way
we can, we a r e ,
Yours very t r u ly ,
W. P . Rooney,
C a s h ie r.
*COPY*

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THE MARFA STATE BAHK
M arfa, Texas,
January 1 7 ,

1914.

Mr* T. M. Wingo, V ic e -P re s id e n t*
E l Paso C le a rin g House A s s o c ia tio n ,
E l Paso, Texas.
Dear S i r s ite fe rr in g to your kind
fa v o r o f the 16th, r e l a t i v e to the e f f o r t s
th at you are making to have E l Paso,
and the extreme Western p a rt o f Texas
in cluded in the same r e g io n a l re se rv e
d i s t r i c t as New Mexico and A rizon a,
I w i l l say th at since El Paso i s r e a l l y
our commercial c e n te r, as w e ll as the
commercial cen ter o f Arizona and New
M exico, i t i s the d e s ire o f the M arfa
S tate Bank th at we be put in t h is
d i s t r i c t ; and that we would lik e to
see e it h e r one o f the r e g io n a l banks
in E l Paso or a branch.
I f we can be o f any
a s s is ta n c e to you in your e f f o r t s
in th is d ir e c t io n , p le a se advise us
what you want us to do.
A ssu rin g vou that we are
always g lad to a s s i s t in anything that
w i l l r e s u lt in the u p b u ild in g o f th is
se c tio n o f the c o u rtry and your c it y ,
I am,
Very t r u ly yours,
J. H. F o rtn e r,
C a sh ie r.
*COPY*

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FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Pecos, Texas.
January 10# 1914.

E l Paso G le a rin g House A s so c ia tio n ,
E l Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen:We have re c e iv e d your
n ig h t l e t t e r o f the 9th i n s t . , and in
r e p ly w i l l say we d id not answer by wire
as we d id not know, ju s t what to say.
In the f i r s t p lac e we fa v o r
the lo c a t io n o f one o f the R egional
Reserve Banks at F ort Worth as f i r s t
choice and Kansas C ity as second
c h o ice . In case Arizona^and New Mexico
are put in the San F ran cisco D i s t r i c t
we would not care to be put in th at
D is t r ic t # and in as much as El Paso
i s in Texas in case E l Paso should be
p laced in th at D i s t r i c t i t might take
w ith i t a c e r t a in amount o f t e r r i t o r y
in West Texas.
We have w ritte n our views
to Hon* W* R* Smith and a ls o to the
o rg a n iz a tio n Committee, yet we are not
sure that th is bank w i l l become a
member bank, and in case i t does not
we would not have any say in the lo c a t io n
o f banks and the form ation o f D is t r i c t s *
With kind r e g a rd s , we a re ,
R e s p e c tfu lly yours,
T . H. Beauchamp,
C ash ier.
#C0PY*

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N I GHT

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Washington, D. C. Jan, 17th, 1914.
E l Paso Chamber o f Commerce,
E l Paso, Texas,
Your telegram received w h ile United S ta te s Senators have
nothing to do w ith the task o f a rra n g in g re se rv e d i s t r i c t s
I a p p re c ia te the j u s t i c e o f your view s and would be glad to
help i f




I could,
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iform 2114

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM.
W ashington,
RESERVE BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE.
February 3» 1914.
TO
Hon. William 0* MoMcu,
Fftlaoe Hotel,
San Franoi*co, C a lifo r n ia .
At SI V m o hearing U .S *S tu art, T.K.Wtmgo, J.C.UaNary, Robert
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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELF3RAM.
WHERE W RITTEN:

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Washington,

RESBRfl BANK ORGANIZATION COIfiilTTB*
Jamtary 311 1914*

T O

C . A . H o o p e r ,
Car« Bank Exorainar Joseph W* Monroll*
C ity N ational Bank lld g * *
S I Paso, Texaa.
Ploaae n o tify Examiner N orral arrangements completed. I t w i l l
not bo necessary fo r hi® to attond hearing Comalttee a t I I Paso.

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1L PASO Texas Jan 29

1914

M C E l l i o t t , S e e rtta ry
R eserve Bank O rgan ization Bank Committee,
Washington, B .C .
Mr Norye11 in Hollywood, C a li f o r n i a , care F ir s t N a tio n a l Bank. Wire
him there




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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELL3RAM.
W HERE W RITTE N:

Washington,

RESERVE BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE.
TO

January 28, 1914.

Custodian
Todoral B u ildin g,
E l Paoo, Toxao*
fou r telegram to Soorotary Troaoury* Committoo w i l l deeire
hold heariago at SI Paoo in Court toon on Saturday February eeventh
oighv^to n in e -th irty P.M. Pleaee arrango to hare room In read ineoo
providing la r g o ta b le fo r Conn it t o e , em aller tabloo fo r stenographic
reportoro, rep resen tative* of press and Soerotary Committee. Answer*

Soorotary
Reserve Bant Organ isa tio n Coiatni tte e .

OFFICIAL BUSINESS.
GO VERNM ENT RATES.

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TEL'-.GRAM
W H E R E W RITTEN:

Washington

RESERVE BANK 0RGANIZA7IOH GQimlTTES

January 28f 1914
To

Joseph V. H o r r e ll,
National Bank Exarcinor, C ity N ation al Bank B u ild in g,
S I Paso, T s*a s»
Can you meet Committee on a r r i v a l 11 Paso four-twenty
Satur­
day, February se?*nttit and a s s is t Custodian, Federal B u ild in g, in
arran gin g d e t a ils fo r hearing* *lli!r d e liv e r mail sent in year ears*
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Soeretary
Reserve Bank O rgan isatio n Committee.

O FFICIAL BUSINESS.
GOVERNM ENT RATES.

OFFICIAL.

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT TELEQRAM.
W H E R E W RITTE N:

Washington,

RISKRTS BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTBI
January 23 f 1914*

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O«org« R* Cooksey,
Reserve Bant organization Coami ttee,
Federal Court Room,

Federal Building,
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W i ll S I Pass be heard alb I I Paso or at Denver.

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Secretary
Reserve r,aak Organixation Coanittee*

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OFFICIAL BUSINESS.
Q 0VER NM ENT RATEg.
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KANSAS CITY Mo Jan 23 1914

M C E l l i o t t , Treasury Department,
Washington, D.C,
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ElPaso w i l l be heard at ElPaso




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Jan* 20, 1914*

M ORANDUM FOR EL PASO FOLDER:
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Committee while stopping at that c ity be
sure to wire Chamber Commerce when E l Paso
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TREASURY DEPARTMENT T E L E ^ A M .
W H E R E W RITTEN:

Washington

RESERVE BANK ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
January 281 1914*
TO

Chairman,
Chaabar Commerce
SI Paso, Te*ai*
Hearings Committee w i l l be heM in Fodnral Court Rooa Saturday
February seventh elgh € a % o n in e -th irty P.M. f i l l be obliged i f you
can wire m l i s t o f those d e s irin g to bo hoard*

Secretary
Rssurva Bank Organlsation Commifctee*

OFFICIAL*
O FFICIAL BUSINESS.
G O VER NM ENT RATES.
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UNITED STAT-KS SENATE,
WASHINGTON. D .C .
January 19, 1914.

E l Paso Chamber o f Commerce,
E l Faso, Texas.
Gentlemen;
I am in r e c e ip t o f your telegram of the 16th in
which you sta te that r e g a r d le s s o f what c i t i e s a re se le c te d
f o r r e g io n a l re se rv e banks, the m ercan tile in t e r e s t s o f E l
Paso a re d e s iro u s that the C ity o f E l Paso be included in the
d i s t r i c t in which a re included A rizo n a , New Mexico and West
Texas.
I have today f i l e d w ith the S e c re ta ry o f the Treasury
who i s a ls o Chairman o f the D i s t r i c t O rgan ization Board, your
telegram and endorsed your request*
It

i s the in te n tio n o f t h is O rg an iza tio n Board to hold

a meeting at Denver p ro b a b ly w ith in the next two or th ree
weeks, and at whi.ch meeting the banking in t e r e s t s o f the Rocky
Mountain S ta te s w i l l be heard w ith regard to s e le c t in g a c it y
as a s i t e f o r a r e g io n a l re se rv e bank o f th at se c tio n .
I

have requested the S e c re ta ry to ad v ise you as e a r ly

as p o s s ib le as to the date o f that h e a rin g ,

in order that your

banking and b u sin e ss in t e r e s t s may arran ge to have a re p re se n t­
a t iv e present and to present the request to be included in the
d is t ric t

in which w i l l be A rizo n a and New Mexico.
Very t r u ly yours,

S/A*




(S ig n e d )

A lb e r t B . Stoll*

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January 24, 1914*

Sir:

Hon* Albert 1* Fall has oalled to tho attention
of this of ft eo your telegram of January 19 th stating that
1 1 Paso deeires to ho hoard by tho Reserve Bank Organisa­
tion Committoo on tho subjoot of what dietrict II Paso
shall bo included in*
Record lug to present plans tho Coamittee expects
to roach El Paso at 4*20 P*il* on Saturday, February 7th,
and to leave thoro at 10*50 P*M on tho saae day* It has
*
arranged to give 1 1 Paso a hearing between thoso hours*
I f tho Fsdoral Court Rooa is available on that day tho moot­
ing will bo hold thoro. I f not it w ill bo necessary to ciake
othor arrangements* I will bo greatly obliged if you will
confer with tho Custodian of ths Federal Building, and if
tho Court fto& is not available, I will bo glad to have, by
tt
wiro, your suggestions as to tho proper place for holding
this meeting*
In view of the short time at the disposal of the
Committee in El Paso i t wlllbe veil to fix the tine for
the hearing at 4*30 P»ll*§ so that those desiring to be heard
may be on hand when the train arrives* It w ill of course be
understood that the hearing will begin Swaedlately after the
arrival of the train* The eehedule before m shows the time
m
at whieh they are due in SI Paso as 4*20 P*!f* I am not en­
tirely certain w ther this is eastern or west *m tine, but
he
the Committee will leave Los Angeles on train No* 2, at 3
P*U*, February 6th* 1 w ill also be glad i f you oan let m
m
have a l is t of those desiring to be heard by the Coznmittee*
Esspeetfully,

Secretary,
Reserve Bank Organisation Committee.
Chatraws,
C h a m b e rI Co o a m roe,
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P a s o ,
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January 28* X9i4»

sirs

In further reference to your latter
of Jamiarj 191 I boe to o&viae that 1 fcar©

notified tho OMis&ar of Oottaeree at

1 r&so*

Toxas, 'that arrangonentc have ^oen coqpletod

to hold tho fcearlag of tbe Organisation Cos>aittoo In txe Federal Court room on 'afcurd&y,
lFebruary 7» from eight to jsino-fc&irfcy P*

J^japoctfiiil^*

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ilesenro Bsjie Otfgonlmtioa Comal tt<MU

H a # Albert B* fa ll,
oa
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January 20} 19X4*

Sirs

In tb» absence of Secret aiy tlcAdoo your 1st ter
of th« 19 th* in reference to the District in which 1 1 Paso
•hall be located* has been referred to this office for at*
tsntlon#

ft

In reply I beg to adviso that the itinerary of
the Com ittoo includes a atop at El Paso on Saturday, Feb­
m
ruary 7th# from 4*20 F*ll* to 10 ?*M*t and ray understanding
la that the Committee purposes to hoar £1 Faso on the after­
noon of that day*

I f t hom «r# thoy do not do no* I will

see that a telegraat la *ont to the Chastber of Cosrwiree
notifying them of the dais of the hearing la Denver*
Tour le tte r w ill be called to the attention of
the Committee for it s consideration upon its return fro®
the West*
Respectfully,

Secretary,

Reserve Bank Organisation Committee.
Hon. Albert B+ Fall,
United States Senate*




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W a s h in g t o n , d .

c January X9.t X9X4 ♦
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Mydear Sir:
Tho following ia a copy of telegram received
from the 21 Paso, Texas Chamber of Commerce# and which ia
self-* explanatory:
!
*!!Hon. Albert B# Pall,
Senate, Washington, D.C.
Regardless of what cities are selected for
regionaX reserve banks, the mercantile interests
of £1 Paso are most desirous that this city be
placed in the same reserve district with Arizona
New Mexico and West fexas where our commercial
interests lie* Business and banking interests
are so closely interwoven that it is t . our mu­
o
tual advantage to be in the same district. Would
appreciate a telegram from you approving our posi­
tion and claims.
(Signed) El Paso Chamber of Commerce"

X suppose it will be some time before the boundaries
of the regionaX reserve district in which Hew Mexico and Ari­
zona wiXX be included wiXX be determined, but at the same time
I desire to go on record as recommending the request made by
the 31 Paso, Texas Chamber of Commerce.
I take it that due and ampXe notice wiXX be given
to that section of the country as to when the hearing at
Denver by your organization committee, is to be had, and I
wouXd consider it a favor if the Bl Paso Chamber of Commerce




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cotilcl be notified so as to have sufficient time in order that
they might be able to send a representative to that meeting,
to present their views as to the district in which the El
Baso banks and those in Y/est Texas desire to be included.
Very respectfully,

Hon, William G. HeAdoo,




Secretary of the Treasury.