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PRESENTED TO

HON. W M . G. M cA DOO
M E M B E R R E S E R V E B A N K O R G A N IZ A T IO N C O M M I T T E E




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Hearing at Kansas City
Friday, January Twenty-Third
Nineteen Fourteen

13210

To the R e se rve B a n k O rg a n iz a tio n C o m m itte e :
G e n t l e m e n :— W e b e lie v e i t is th e p u rp o s e o f y o u r h o n o ra b le body,
as w e ll as th e in te n t o f T h e F e d e ra l R e s e rv e A c t, t h a t th e F e d e ra l
R e s e rv e b a n k s, p ro v id e d f o r u n d e r said A c t, s h a ll b e e stab lish ed a t p o in ts
w h e re th e y w ill b e st s erv e th e c o n tig u o u s t e r r it o r y .
K a n s a s C ity , w ith h e r s p le n d id r a ilr o a d fa c ilitie s a n d e x c e lle n t m a il
s erv ic e, has becom e th e n a tu r a l m a r k e t, fin a n c ia l a n d d is tr ib u tin g c e n te r
o f th e ric h e s t a n d m o s t r a p id ly d e v e lo p in g a g r ic u ltu r a l a n d m in e ra l
d is tr ic t o f A m e ric a .
A la rg e n u m b e r o f th e N a tio n a l b a n k s , S ta te b a n k s a n d tr u s t com ­
p a n ie s th ro u g h o u t th is g r e a t t e r r it o r y h a v e s ig n ifie d t h e ir in te n tio n o f
beco m in g m e m b e rs o f a F e d e ra l R e s e rv e b a n k a t th e e a rlie s t possible
d a te , a n d h a v e expressed t h e ir d e sire to h e lp in e v e ry w a y to m a k e th e
p la n a success. O n b e h a lf o f these in s titu tio n s , a n d th e b a n k s a n d t r u s t
com p anies o f G r e a te r K a n s a s C ity (K a n s a s C ity , M is s o u ri, a n d K a n s a s
C ity , K a n s a s ), w e re s p e c tfu lly s u b m it, f o r y o u r e a rn e s t c o n s id e ra tio n ,
th e a p p lic a tio n o f th is c ity f o r th e lo c a tio n o f one o f th e F e d e ra l R e ­
serv e b a n k s. W e b e lie v e a F e d e ra l R e s e rv e b a n k lo ca ted h e re could serve
m o re a d v a n ta g e o u s ly th a n i f lo cated in a n y o th e r c it y ; th e d is tr ic t
in c lu d in g th e S ta te s o f K a n s a s , N e b ra s k a , N e w M e x ic o a n d O k la h o m a ,
th e w e s te rn p a r t o f th e S ta te o f M is s o u ri, a s m a ll p a r t o f th e S ta te s
o f A rk a n s a s a n d Io w a , th e n o r th e rn p a r t o f th e S ta te o f T e x a s , a n d
t h a t p a r t o f th e S ta te o f C o lo rad o e as t o f th e R o ckies. W e a re sub­
m it t in g h e r e w ith d a ta w h ic h p ro ves K a n s a s C it y ’s s u p re m a c y in th is
t e r r it o r y a n d w h ic h w e ho p e w ill e n ab le y o u r h o n o ra b le bod y to place
its s ta m p o f a p p ro v a l upo n th is a p p lic a tio n .
T h e F e d e ra l R e s e rv e B a n k o f K a n s a s C ity , w ith th e d is tr ic t as
ab o ve o u tlin e d , w o u ld be a c o m m a n d in g in s titu tio n , w ith a m p le c a p ita l
a n d deposits to p ro te c t a n d p ro p e rly c a re f o r th e le g itim a te business
needs o f th is d is tr ic t.
I f a n y f u r t h e r in fo rm a tio n is d e sire d , w e w ill be g la d to fu r n is h i t
a t y o u r com m and.
W is h in g y o u r h o n o ra b le c o m m itte e success in th e im p o r ta n t w o r k
o f o rg a n iz in g th is g r e a t system o f F e d e ra l R e s e rv e b a n k s, a n d a s s u rin g
y o u o f o u r m o s t h e a r ty s u p p o rt a t a ll tim e s , w e a re ,
S in c e re ly y o u rs ,




The Associated Banks of Greater Kansas City.

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Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

K a n s a s C i t y , M o ., J a n u a r y 2 3 , 1 9 1 4 .

GREATER KANSAS CITY’S NATURAL BANKING TERRITORY.
Greater
Kansas City’s
Natural
Banking
Territory.




In clu d e s th e S ta te s o f Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico an d Oklahoma;
t h a t p a r t o f Colorado e as t o f th e R o ck ie s in c lu d in g th e fo llo w in g coun­
tie s : A d a m s , A ra p a h o e , B a c a , B e n t, B o u ld e r, C h eyen n e, C le a r C re e k ,
C ro w le y , C u s te r, D o u g la s , E lb e r t, E l P aso, F r e m o n t, G ilp in , H u e r fa n o ,
J e ffe rs o n , K io w a , K i t C a rs o n , L a r im e r , L a s A n im a s , L in c o ln , L o g a n ,
M o rg a n , O te ro , P a r k , P h illip s , P ro w e rs , P u eb lo , S e d g w ic k , T e lle r , W a s h ­
in g to n , W e ld a n d Y u m a ; t h a t p a r t o f w e s te rn Arkansas in c lu d in g th e
counties o f B e n to n , B oone, C a r ro ll, C r a w fo r d , F r a n k lin , H o w a r d , L itt le
R iv e r , M a d is o n , M ille r , S c o tt, S e b a s tia n , S e v ie r, P o lk a n d W a s h in g to n ;
t h a t p a r t o f Iowa in c lu d in g th e c o u n tie s o f A d a ir , A d a m s , A u d u b o n ,
Cass, C la rk e , D e c a tu r, F r e m o n t, G u th r ie , H a r ris o n , M ills , M o n tg o m e ry ,
P a g e , P o tta w a to m ie , R in g g o ld , S h e lb y , T a y lo r a n d U n io n ; t h a t p a r t o f
Missouri in c lu d in g th e c o u n tie s o f A n d re w , A tc h is o n , B a r r y , B a rto n ,
B a te s , B u c h a n a n , C a ld w e ll, C a r ro ll, Cass, C e d a r, C h a rito n , C h ris tia n ,
C la y , C lin to n , D a d e , D a v ie s s , D a K a lb , G e n try , G re e n e , G ru n d y , H a r r i ­
son, H e n r y , H o lt, H o w a rd , Jackson , J a s p e r, Johnson, L a fa y e tte , L a w ­
ren c e , L in n , L iv in g s to n , M c D o n a ld , M e rc e r, N e w to n , N o d a w a y , P la tte ,
P u tn a m , R a y , S t. C la ir , S a lin e , S tone, S u lliv a n , T a n e y , V e rn o n a n d
W o r t h ; a n d t h a t p a r t o f th e S ta te o f Texas in c lu d in g A n d re w s , A rc h e r,
A r m s tr o n g , B a ile y , B a y lo r, B o rd e n , B o w ie , B ris c o e, C a lla h a n , C a rs o n ,
Cass, C a s tro , C h ild re s s , C la y , C o c h ra n , C o llin , C o llin g s w o rth , Cooke,
C o ttle , C ra n e , C ro s b y , C u lb e rts o n , D a lla m , D a lla s , D a w s o n , D e a f S m ith ,
D e lta , D e n to n , D ic k e n s , D o n le y , E a s tla n d , E c to r, E llis , E l P aso, E r a th ,
F a n n in , F is h e r , F lo y d , F o a r d , F r a n k lin , G a in e s , G a rz a , G ra y , G ra y s o n ,
H a le , H a ll, H a n s fo rd , H a r d e m a n , H a r t le y , H a s k e ll, H e m p h ill, H o c k le y ,
H o o d , H o p k in s , H o w a rd , H u n t, H u tc h in s o n , J a c k , Johnson, Jones, K a u f ­
m a n , K e n t, K in g , K n o x , L a m a r , L a m b , L ip sc o m b , L o v in g , - L u b b o c k ,
L y n n , M a r t in , M id la n d , M itc h e ll, M o n ta g u e , M o o re , M o r r is , M o tle y ,
N o la n , O c h iltre e , O ld h a m , P a lo P in to , P a r k e r , P a r m e r , P o tte r , R a in s ,
R a n d a ll, R e d R iv e r , R eeves, R o b e rts , R o c k w e ll, S c u rry , S h a c k e lfo rd ,
S h e rm a n , S o m e rv e ll, S tep hen s, S to n e w a ll, S w is h e r, T a r r a n t , T a y lo r ,
T e r r y , T h ro c k m o rto n , T itu s , V a n Z a n d t, W a r d , W ic h ita , W ilb a r g e r ,
W h e e le r, W in k le r , W is e , W o o d , Y o a k u m a n d Y o u n g .

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To R

eserve

Ba n k O

r g a n iz a t io n

C

o m m it t e e .

Gentlem en:
W h e n this data and map outlining our territory were prepared we had in mind
that the City of Omaha, Nebraska, would be in the district with Greater Kansas City
and for that reason, and as a secondary proposition, the northern- part of the State of
Nebraska and the 17 counties in the southwertern part of Iowa were included with
Greater Kansas City but, in event Omaha is for some reason placed in another district,
then Greater Kansas City would have no claim to the 17 counties in southwestern
Iowa and would be entitled to practically only that part of the state of Nebraska which
lies south of the Platte River (indicated by a red line on the map) and which includes
the following counties:

Adams, Buffalo, Butler, Cass, Chase, Clay, Dundy, Dawson,

Fillmore, Franklin, Frontier,

Furnas,

Gage,

Gasper, Harlan,

Hayes,

Hamilton,

Hitchcock, Jefferson, Johnson, Kearney, Hall, Lancaster, Lincoln, Nemaha, N u ck alls, Otoe, Perkins, Phelps, Polk, Pawnee, Richardson, Red W illow , Salina, Seward,
Thayer, Saunders, Webster and York.
W ith Omaha included in a district other than with Greater Kansas City our fig­
ures on page 6 under heading “ Pertinent Facts” wrould be changed to show T h e Fed­
eral Bank of Kansas City, if only National Banks become members, an institution with
a Capital $8,126,643

and possible deposits of,

exclusive

of

Government

funds,

$ 33,667,801, and should the eligible State Banks also join the plan, we would have a
bank with Capital $12,487,763 and with possible deposits, exclusive of Government
funds, $46,586,217.

Other figures are to be revised accordingly.
Respectfully,
A s s o c ia t e d B a n k s a n d T r u s t C o m p a n i e s

of Greater Kansas City.
•*

Kansas City, M o .,
Jan’ y 23, 1914.




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Num ber
fro m
N a tio n a l
B anks.

F ro m B anks o f

N u m b e r fro m
S ta te B a n k s
and T ru s t
C om panies.

A rk a n s a s (1 4 C o u n tie s ).......................... ..........................
C o lo rad o (3 3 C o u n tie s ).......................... ............................
Io w a (1 7 C o u n tie s ).................................... ..........................
K a n s a s .................................................................. ............................

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583

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M is s o u ri (4 5 C o u n tie s )............................ ............................

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35
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N e b r a s k a ................................... ................. —
N e w M e x ic o .................................................
O k la h o m a ............................................................
T e x a s (1 1 2 C o u n tie s )...............................

1,558

Total........................................
M is ce llan eo u s b a n k accounts n o t in above s ta te s . .




Grand total ••

2 ,9 1 6
1 ,558
4 ,4 7 4
604
5 ,0 7 8

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Bank
Carried with
Banks and
Trust
Companies
o f Greater
Kansas City

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

BANK ACCOUNTS CARRIED WITH BANKS AND TRUST
COMPANIES OF GREATER KANSAS CITY.

PERTINENT FACTS.
Pertinent
Facts.

O u r t e r r it o r y , as s how n b y m a p (b e tw e e n pages N o s. 4 a n d 5 ) , has
lo cated w ith in its b o u n d a rie s 1 ,8 4 4 N a tio n a l b a n k s w h ic h , in n u m b e r,
a re 2 7.9 p e r c e n t o f a ll th e N a tio n a l b a n k s in th e U n ite d S tate s .
T h e r e a re 3 ,8 5 8 S ta te b a n k s a n d t r u s t com p anies in th is t e r r it o r y
a n d , o f these in s titu tio n s , 9 9 7 h a v e c a p ita l e q u a l to o r g r e a te r th a n
th a t re q u ire d o f N a tio n a l b a n k s in t h e ir re s p e c tiv e c o m m u n itie s a n d
a re in p o s itio n to im m e d ia te ly becom e m e m b e rs o f a F e d e ra l R e s e rv e
B ank.
T h e to ta l n u m b e r o f b a n k s a n d t r u s t com p anies in th is t e r r it o r y ,
5 ,2 0 2 , is m o re ' th a n 2 0 p e r c en t o f a ll th e b a n k s a n d tr u s t com p anies
in th e U n ite d S tate s .
T h e s e in s titu tio n s h a v e a com b ined c a p ita l a n d s u rp lu s o f $ 2 9 3 ,4 4 8 ,2 6 4 , w ith deposits o f $ 1 ,1 8 5 ,8 1 7 ,6 2 3 .
T h e 1 ,3 4 4 N a tio n a l b a n k s h a ve c a p ita l: C a p ita l, $ 9 7 ,1 7 2 ,5 0 0 ; s u r­
plus. $ 5 8 ,4 4 8 ,7 0 4 , a n d deposits, $ 6 4 1 ,5 8 4 ,4 5 9 . T h e 9 9 7 S ta te b a n k s a n d
tr u s t com p anies, n o w e lig ib le f o r a d m iss io n to m e m b e rs h ip , h a v e cap­
ita l, $ 5 1 ,8 3 3 ,6 7 5 ; s u rp lu s , $ 2 2 ,2 6 7 ,5 1 0 , a n d deposits, $ 2 4 9 ,6 6 1 ,8 5 6 .
S h o u ld o n ly th e N a tio n a l b a n k s becom e m em b e rs , th e y w o u ld f u r ­
n is h to T h e F e d e ra l R e s e rv e B a n k , on a 6 p e r c e n t s u b s c rip tio n basis,
a c a p ita l o f $ 9 ,3 3 7 ,2 7 2 , a n d should th e 9 97 e lig ib le S ta te b a n k s a n d
t r u s t com p anies becom e m em b e rs , th e y w o u ld fu r n is h a d d itio n a l c a p ita l,
$ 4 ,4 4 6 ,0 7 1 , m a k in g th e to ta l m a x im u m c a p ita l a v a ila b le $ 1 3 ,7 8 3 ,3 4 3 .
T h e possible deposits o f T h e F e d e ra l R e s e rv e B a n k so esta b lish e d , e x ­
clu sive o f such fu n d s as th e G o v e rn m e n t m ig h t p lac e w ith it , a re
$ 5 3 ,4 7 4 ,7 7 8 .
B r ie f s u m m a ry o f b a n k s o f o u r n a tu r a l b a n k in g t e r r i t o r y :




S u rp lu s .

D e p o s its .

N a tio n a l B a n k s ................ 1 ,3 4 4
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m p a n ie s
997

N u m b e r.

$ 9 7 ,1 7 2 ,5 0 0

$ 5 8 ,4 4 8 ,7 0 4

$ 6 4 1 ,5 8 4 ,4 5 9

5 1 ,8 3 3 ,6 7 5

2 2 ,2 6 7 ,5 1 0

2 4 9 ,6 6 1 ,8 5 6

2 ,3 4 1
O th e r S ta te B a n k s an d
T r u s t C o m p a n ie s ____ 2 ,8 6 1

$ 1 4 9 ,0 0 6 ,1 7 5

$ 8 0 ,7 1 6 ,2 1 4

$ 8 9 1 ,2 4 6 ,3 1 5

4 2 ,3 1 9 ,2 0 5

2 1 ,4 0 6 ,6 7 0

2 9 4 ,5 7 1 ,3 0 8

5 ,2 0 2

$ 1 9 1 ,3 2 5 ,3 8 0

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C a p ita l.

$ 1 0 2 ,1 2 2 ,8 8 4 $ 1 1 8 5 ,8 1 7 ,6 2 3

STATEMENT OF

IMPORTANT ITEMS OF BANKS AND TRUST
COMPANIES IN OUR NATURAL BANKING TERRITORY.
KANSAS.

N a tio n a l B a n k s ...........
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s

C a p ita l.
N u m b e r.
.
2 13
$ 1 2 ,3 1 2 ,5 0 0

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S u rp lu s .

D e p o sits.

$ 6 ,1 5 1 ,0 6 8

$ 7 0 ,1 7 6 ,7 7 5

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Statement o f
Important
Items o f Banks
and Trust
Companies in
Our Natural
Banking
Territory.

NEBRASKA.

(39 counties south of and adjacent to Platte River would come to Kansas City should
Omaha be included in some other district.)
Number

Capital

Surplus

Deposits

National Banks .............................................. 100
Eligible State Banks and Trust Companies 115
Other State Banks and Trust Companies 306

$ 5,641,000
3,938,500
4,465,200

$3,402,440
1,381,840
1,476,650

$35,178,990
31,115,350
30,386,630

521

$14,044,700

$6,260,930

$96,680,970

O th e r S ta te B a n k s an d
T r u s t C o m p an ies. . ..

28

5 5 9 ,0 0 0

3 9 4 ,1 0 0

4 ,9 3 9 ,2 8 7

90

$ 3 ,9 1 1 ,0 0 0

$ 1 ,6 3 6 ,0 0 0

$ 2 3 ,1 1 8 ,0 0 0

OKLAHOM A.
N a tio n a l B a n k s ................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m p a n ie s
O th e r S ta te B a n k s a n d
T r u s t C o m p a n ie s . . ..




326

$ 1 4 ,3 8 5 ,0 0 0

$ 3 ,9 3 6 ,0 0 6

$ 7 2 ,1 6 2 ,8 4 3

68

2 ,2 6 7 ,0 0 0

4 3 7 ,0 0 0

9 ,1 4 3 ,0 0 0

607

6 ,9 6 1 ,0 0 0

3 ,1 2 2 ,9 9 4

4 2 ,3 9 8 ,1 5 7

1 ,0 01

$ 2 3 ,6 1 3 ,0 0 0

$ 7 ,4 9 6 ,0 0 0

$ 1 2 3 ,7 0 4 ,0 0 0

(C o n tin u e d on n e x t p a g e .)
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STATEMENT OF IMPORTANT ITEMS OF BANKS AND TRUST
COMPANIES IN OUR NATURAL BANKING TERRITORY.
KANSAS.

C a p ita l.

N u m b e r.
N a tio n a l B a n k s ................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m p a n ie s
O th e r S ta te B a n k s an d
T r u s t C o m p a n ie s . . ..

S u rp lu s .

D e p o s its .

213

$ 1 2 ,3 1 2 ,5 0 0

$ 6 ,1 5 1 ,0 6 8

$ 7 0 ,1 7 6 ,7 7 5

181

7 ,6 8 0 ,0 0 0

3 ,7 7 7 ,3 0 0

4 0 ,3 4 1 ,0 0 0

7 52

1 1 ,3 1 5 ,3 0 0

3 ,9 4 0 ,6 2 6

7 7 ,8 2 9 ,4 7 8

1 ,1 46

$ 3 1 ,3 0 7 ,8 0 0

$ 1 3 ,8 6 8 ,9 9 4

$ 1 8 8 ,3 4 7 ,2 5 3

Statement o f
Important
Items o f Banks
and Trust
Companies in
Our Natural
Banking
T erritory.

Kansas.

NEBRASKA.
N a tio n a l B a n k s .................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m p an ies
O th e r S ta te B a n k s and
T r u s t C o m p an ies. . ..

241

$ 1 6 ,2 7 0 ,0 0 0

$ 8 ,3 5 3 ,0 8 0

$ 9 4 ,5 8 3 ,9 1 8

2 28

8 ,7 5 6 ,5 0 0

2 ,9 9 2 ,7 0 0

4 3 ,9 5 0 ,0 0 0

511

7 ,2 5 6 ,5 0 0

5 ,6 9 3 ,2 2 0

8 2 ,1 4 0 ,0 8 2

980

$ 3 2 ,2 8 3 ,0 0 0

$ 1 7 ,0 3 9 ,0 0 0

$ 2 2 0 ,6 7 4 ,0 0 0

NEW
N a tio n a l B a n k s ................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m p a n ie s
O th e r S ta te B a n k s an d
T r u s t C o m p an ies. . ..

Nebraska.

M E X IC O .

40

$ 2 ,2 1 5 ,0 0 0

$ 9 9 6 ,9 0 0

$ 1 4 ,3 8 3 ,7 1 3

22

1 ,1 3 7 ,0 0 0

2 4 5 ,0 0 0

3 ,7 9 5 ,0 0 0

28

5 5 9 ,0 0 0

3 9 4 ,1 0 0

4 ,9 3 9 ,2 8 7

90

$ 3 ,9 1 1 ,0 0 0

$ 1 ,6 3 6 ,0 0 0

$ 2 3 ,1 1 8 ,0 0 0

New Mexico.

O KLAHOM A.
N a tio n a l B a n k s ................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m p a n ie s
O th e r S ta te B a n k s a n d
T r u s t C o m p a n ie s . . ..




326

$ 1 4 ,3 8 5 ,0 0 0

$ 3 ,9 3 6 ,0 0 6

$ 7 2 ,1 6 2 ,8 4 3

68

2 ,2 6 7 ,0 0 0

4 3 7 ,0 0 0

9 ,1 4 3 ,0 0 0

607

6 ,9 6 1 ,0 0 0

3 ,1 2 2 ,9 9 4

4 2 ,3 9 8 ,1 5 7

1 ,0 01

$ 2 3 ,6 1 3 ,0 0 0

$ 7 ,4 9 6 ,0 0 0

$ 1 2 3 ,7 0 4 ,0 0 0

(C o n tin u e d on n e x t p a g e .)
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Oklahoma.

ARKANASAS

N u m b e r.
Arkansas
(W est 14
Counties).

N a tio n a l B a n k s .................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m panies
O th e r S ta te B a n k s a n d
T r u s t C o m panies. . ..

Colorado
(East 33
Counties

C a p ita l.

S u rp lu s .

D e p o s its .

23

$ 2 ,1 9 5 ,0 0 0

$ 1 ,7 2 9 ,0 0 0

$ 1 2 ,4 0 4 ,0 0 0

43

3 ,0 8 0 ,3 7 5

1 ,1 4 6 ,1 0 0

7 ,5 6 0 ,0 0 0

67

8 8 6 ,7 3 5

2 8 2 ,9 0 0

3 ,0 4 6 ,0 0 0

133

$ 6 ,1 6 2 ,1 1 0

$ 3 ,1 5 8 ,0 0 0

$ 2 3 ,0 1 0 ,0 0 0

CO LORADO
N a tio n a l B a n k s .................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m p an ies
O th e r S ta te B a n k s an d
T r u s t C o m p an ies. . ..

(W e s t 14 C o u n tie s ).

( E a s t 33 C o u n tie s ).

86

$ 8 ,9 2 0 ,0 0 0

$ 9 ,4 9 6 ,0 1 0

$ 9 3 ,6 9 0 ,9 2 0

37

3 ,3 8 6 ,8 0 0

1 ,8 1 4 ,3 0 0

2 5 ,0 2 1 ,8 0 0

92

2 ,0 3 6 ,1 0 0

7 3 2 ,6 6 0

1 1 ,0 6 2 ,9 5 0

2 15

$ 1 4 ,3 4 2 ,9 0 0

$ 1 2 ,0 4 2 ,9 7 0

$ 1 2 9 ,7 7 5 ,6 7 0

IO W A . (S o u th w e s t 17 C o u n tie s ).
Iowa
(Southwest 17
Counties).

N a tio n a l B a n k s ................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m panies
O th e r S ta te B a n k s an d
T r u s t C o m panies. . ..

59

$ 3 ,0 3 0 ,0 0 0

$ 1 ,5 6 6 ,5 0 0

$ 2 1 ,0 4 9 ,5 0 0

89

3 ,4 6 9 ,0 0 0

1 ,4 1 9 ,0 0 0

2 1 ,5 2 0 ,2 8 6

101

1 ,2 2 9 ,5 0 0

4 7 2 ,0 0 0

8 ,2 1 7 ,2 4 8

249

7 ,7 2 8 ,5 0 0

3 ,4 5 7 ,5 0 0

5 0 ,7 8 7 ,0 3 4

M IS S O U R I

Missouri
(W est 45
Counties).

N a tio n a l B a n k s .................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m p an ies
O th e r S ta te B a n k s an d
T r u s t C o m p an ies. . ..

(W e s t 45 C o u n tie s ).

88

$ 1 3 ,5 8 5 ,0 0 0

$ 8 ,8 7 2 ,0 6 0

$ 1 4 0 ,2 2 0 ,0 0 0

177

1 2 ,4 3 6 ,5 0 0

7 ,6 3 9 ,0 0 0

6 7 ,7 8 2 ,2 0 0

4 38

7 ,3 2 3 ,6 5 0

5 ,0 2 2 ,6 0 0

4 8 ,7 6 0 ,6 3 6

703

$ 3 3 ,3 4 5 ,1 5 0

$ 2 1 ,5 3 3 ,6 6 0

$ 2 5 6 ,7 6 2 ,8 3 6

T E X A S ( N o r t h 112 C o u n tie s ).

Texas
(North 112
Counties).




N a tio n a l B a n k s ................
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s
a n d T r u s t C o m panies
O th e r S ta te B a n k s an d
T r u s t C o m p an ies. . ..

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268

$ 2 4 ,2 6 0 ,0 0 0

$ 1 7 ,3 4 8 ,0 8 0

$ 1 2 2 ,9 1 2 ,7 9 0

152

9 ,6 2 0 ,5 0 0

2 ,7 9 7 ,1 1 0

3 0 ,5 4 8 ,5 7 0

265

4 ,7 5 1 ,4 2 0

1 ,7 4 5 ,5 7 0

1 6 ,1 7 7 ,4 7 0

685
$ 3 8 ,6 3 1 ,9 2 0
$ 2 1 ,8 9 0 ,7 6 0
(Continued on next page.)

$ 1 6 9 ,6 3 8 ,8 3 0

N u m b e r.

C a p ita l.

S u rp lu s .

D e p o s its .

1 ,1 46
980
90
1,001

$ 3 1 ,3 0 7 ,8 0 0
3 2 ,2 8 3 ,0 0 0
3 ,9 1 1 ,0 0 0
2 3 ,6 1 3 ,0 0 0

$ 1 3 ,8 6 8 ,9 9 4
1 7 ,0 3 9 ,0 0 0
1 ,6 3 6 ,0 0 0
7 ,4 9 6 ,0 0 0

$ 1 8 8 ,3 4 7 ,2 5 3
2 2 0 ,6 7 4 ,0 0 0
2 3 ,1 1 8 ,0 0 0
1 2 3 ,7 0 4 ,0 0 0

3 ,2 17

$ 9 1 ,1 1 4 ,8 0 0

$ 4 0 ,0 3 9 ,9 9 4

$ 5 5 5 ,8 4 3 ,2 5 3

133
215
2 49
703
685

$ 6 ,1 6 2 ,1 1 0
1 4 ,3 4 2 ,9 0 0
7 ,7 2 8 ,5 0 0
3 3 ,3 4 5 ,1 5 0
3 8 ,6 3 1 ,9 2 0

$ 3 ,1 5 8 ,0 0 0
1 2 ,0 4 2 ,9 7 0
3 ,4 5 7 ,5 0 0
2 1 ,5 3 3 ,6 6 0
2 1 ,8 9 0 ,7 6 0

$ 2 3 ,0 1 0 ,0 0 0
1 2 9 ,7 7 5 ,6 7 0
5 0 ,7 8 7 ,0 3 4
2 5 6 ,7 6 2 ,8 3 6
1 6 9 ,6 3 8 ,8 3 0

5 ,2 0 2

$ 1 9 1 ,3 2 5 ,3 8 0

$ 1 0 2 ,1 2 2 ,8 8 4

$ 1 ,1 8 5 ,8 1 7 ,6 2 3

N a tio n a l B a n k s .............. 1 ,3 44
E lig ib le S ta te B a n k s .
997
O th e r S ta te B a n k s .. . . 2 ,8 61

$ 9 7 ,1 7 2 ,5 0 0
5 1 ,8 3 3 ,6 7 5
4 2 ,3 1 9 ,2 0 5

$ 5 8 ,4 4 8 ,7 0 4
2 2 ,2 6 7 ,5 1 0
2 1 ,4 0 6 ,6 7 0

$ 6 4 1 ,5 8 4 ,4 5 9
2 4 9 ,6 6 1 ,8 5 6
2 9 4 ,5 7 1 ,3 0 8

5 ,2 0 2

$ 1 9 1 ,3 2 5 ,3 8 0

$ 1 0 2 ,1 2 2 ,8 8 4

$ 1 ,1 8 5 ,8 1 7 ,6 2 3

K a n s a s. . .
N e b ra s k a . . .
N e w M ex ic o .
O k la h o m a . .

A rk a n s a s .
C o lo rad o .
Io w a . . ..
M is s o u ri.
Texas. . .




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Grand
Summary.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

GRAND SUMMARY.

STATEMENT OF BANKS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY.
Statement of
Banks of
Greater
Kansas City.




P r in c ip a l ite m s o f th e com b ined s ta te m e n ts o f th e C le a r in g H o u se
B a n k s o f G r e a te r K a n s a s C ity as show n a t th e close o f business, O c to b e r
2 1 , 1 91 8 , a n d J a n u a r y 5, 1 9 1 4 :
O ct. 2 1 ,1 9 1 3

J a n . 5 ,1 9 1 4 .

C a p ita l a n d F ix e d S u r p lu s ................. $ 1 7 ,5 8 5 ,7 0 0
$ 1 7 ,6 2 1 ,4 0 0
U n d iv id e d P r o f it s ......................................
3 ,9 0 9 ,9 6 2
3 ,9 7 3 ,9 8 6
D e p o s its ............................................................ 1 3 7 ,4 2 5 ,4 8 6
1 3 3 ,8 1 9 ,4 0 4
D e p o s its , C o u n try B a n k s ..................................................
5 1 ,3 3 6 ,8 0 6
D e p o s its , R e s e rv e C ity B a n k s .......................................
1 7 ,3 7 2 ,0 4 3
R e s erv e, G ross......................... (3 8 .4 % )
5 2 ,8 6 0 ,3 7 6 5 0 ,2 4 7 ,5 2 3 ( 3 7 .5 % )
L o a n s to C o u n try B a n k s ..................................................
2 6 ,9 9 9 ,4 7 8
L o a n s a n d D is c o u n ts ...............................
9 7 ,4 4 4 ,1 5 1
9 5 ,4 9 3 ,9 3 1
R esources........................................................ 1 6 3 ,9 5 9 ,5 2 1
1 6 0 ,9 5 1 ,7 7 2
In c re a s e in C a p ita l in seven y e a r s ............................... 2 9 5 %
In c re a s e in D ep o sits in seven y e a r s ............................. 5 6 %
T h e sam e ite m s o f th e com b ined s tate m e n ts o f a ll B a n k s o f G r e a te r
K a n s a s C ity (4 9 in n u m b e r) :
O ct. 2 1 ,1 9 1 3 .
C a p ita l a n d F ix e d S u r p lu s . . .
U n d iv id e d P ro fits .......................... 4 ,0 8 2 ,3 0 7
D e p o s its ...............................................
Gross R e s e rv e ................................. ( 3 8 .1 % )
L o a n s a n d D is c o u n ts ................
R esources............................................

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$ 1 9 ,0 8 8 ,1 5 0
4 ,0 8 6 ,4 3 3
1 4 3 ,2 5 9 ,2 5 4
5 4 ,6 8 0 ,5 8 7
1 0 3 ,4 8 2 ,1 7 3
1 7 2 ,0 6 0 ,1 5 3

J a n . 5 ,1 9 1 4 .
$ 1 9 ,1 4 9 ,4 5 0
1 4 1 ,0 3 2 ,7 0 8
5 2 ,2 9 6 ,5 5 4 (3 7 .0 8 % )
1 0 1 ,8 6 4 ,3 9 9
1 6 9 ,8 5 5 ,3 8 7

KANSAS CITY’S BANK CLEARINGS SINCE 1875 IN
5-YEAR PERIODS.
C le a rin g s f o r tw o days a t th e p re s e n t tim e fre q u e n tly exceed th e
c le a rin g s f o r th e e n tir e y e a r o f 1875.
1 8 7 5 ..............................................................$
2 0 ,4 0 7 ,9 6 7
1 8 8 0 ..............................................................
5 0 ,7 3 0 ,0 0 0
1 8 8 5 ..............................................................
2 2 3 ,3 8 9 ,4 1 9
1 8 9 5 ..............................................................
5 2 0 ,8 7 0 ,4 4 7
1 8 9 0 ..............................................................
4 9 2 ,2 0 7 ,7 7 1
1 9 0 0 ..............................................................
7 7 5 ,2 6 4 ,8 1 3
1 9 0 5 .............................................................. 1 ,1 9 7 ,9 0 5 ,5 5 8
1 9 1 0 .............................................................. 2 ,6 3 4 ,5 5 7 ,7 3 8
1 9 1 3 .............................................................. 2 ,8 5 0 ,3 6 2 ,6 1 1

Kansas City’ s
Bank Clearings
Since 1875 in
Periods.

K a n s a s C it y d iv id e d ho n o rs w ith P itts b u r g h , r a n k in g s ix th p a r t o f
th e y e a r a n d s even th th e re m a in d e r.
O u r c le a rin g s re p re s e n t o n ly th e sum to ta l o f ite m s b ro u g h t to th e
C le a r in g H o u se f o r exchanges a n d o u r s e ttle m e n ts a re m a d e in cash.
C in c in n a ti.1: s . . ; ; ; . . % .......................................$ 1 ,3 1 7 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
C le v e la n d ’s c le a rin g s 1 91 3 w e r e .................. 1 ,2 7 6 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
D e n v e r............................................................................
4 7 6 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
D e t r o it ............................................................................. 1 ,3 3 1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
Lo s A n g e le s ................................................................. 1 ,2 1 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
L o u is v ille .......................................................................
7 1 6 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
M in n e a p o lis .................................................................. 1 ,3 1 2 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
N e w O rle a n s ...............................................................
9 8 1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
O m a h a ..............................................................................
9 09 ,0 0 0,00 0
S an F ra n c is c o ............................................................ 2 ,6 2 4 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
S t. L o u is ........................................................................ 4 ,1 3 7 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
S t. P a u l...........................................................................
5 3 1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
Some Comparative Increases.
S ince
Since
S ince
S ince
S ince
S in ce
S ince
S ince

1906
1906
1 906
1 906
1 90 6
1906
1 90 6
1906

K a n s a s C ity show ed in c r e a s e ..
S t. L o u is show ed in c r e a s e .. . .
C h icago showed in c re a s e ............
M in n e a p o lis show ed in c r e a s e ..
P itts b u rg h show ed in c re a s e . . .
S an F ra n c is c o show ed in crease
B o ston show ed lo ss .......................
N e w Y o r k show ed lo s s ................

Some
Comparative
Increases.

113%
30%
50%
36%

11%
36%

1%
9%

K a n s a s C ity ’s c le a rin g s in crea s ed d u r in g 10 y e a rs , 1 9 0 3 to 1 9 1 3 .. .1 6 5 %




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TOTAL BANK TRANSACTIONS OF CLEARING HOUSE BANKS OF
KANSAS CITY.

Total Bank
Transactions
o f Clearing
House Banks of
Kansas City.

A c e rtifie d s ta te m e n t is filed w ith o u r C le a rin g H o u se each T h u rs d a y
b y e v e ry C le a rin g H o u se b a n k s h o w in g th e e x a c t a m o u n t o f th e deb its
to th e s ev e ra l accounts f o r th e w e e k e n d in g T h u rs d a y .
T h e g ra n d a g g re g a te o f th e se fig u re s f o r th e y e a r 1 913, in
o th e r w o rd s, th e to ta l a m o u n t o f business tra n s a c te d
b y th e C le a rin g H o u se b a n k s o f K a n s a s C ity d u rin g
th e y e a r 191 3 i s ....................................................................................$ 5 ,4 2 4 ,0 0 1 ,9 9 2
A v e ra g e n u m b e r o f ite m s h a n d led d a ily . . .

2 6 5 ,5 0 9

O u r C o u n try C o lle c tio n D e p a r tm e n t p u ts th e b a n k s o f K a n s a s C ity
in d ire c t to u c h w ith 3 ,3 0 0 c o u n try b a n k s, th e re b y a v e r tin g c irc u ito u s
r o u tin g a n d r e n d e rin g p ro m p t s ervice.
A m o u n t o f ite m s h a n d le d th ro u g h C o u n try C le a rin g H o u se
f o r th e fiscal y e a r .....................................................................................$ 1 0 7 ,5 2 2 ,9 0 0

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In

Greater
Kansas City
Ranks First.

p r o x im ity to th e N a t io n ’s M e a t s u p p ly.
I n n u m b e r o f M ile s o f P a rk e d B o u le v a rd s .
I n S ale o f A g r ic u ltu r a l Im p le m e n ts .
I n S ale o f Y e llo w P in e L u m b e r.
I n T r ib u t a r y T r a d e T e r r it o r y .
I n A g r ic u ltu r a l T e r r it o r y .
I n P u llm a n Business.
A s a M u le M a r k e t.
A s a H a y M a r k e t.
RANKS SECOND
I n G r a in R e c eip ts ( P r i m a r y ) .
In M e a t P a c k in g .
I n L iv e S tock.
I n R a ilro a d s .

Ranks Second.

RANKS THIRD
In

P o u ltr y a n d E g g Business.
I n T e le g ra p h ic Busisness.
I n L u m b e r B usiness.
In F lo u r O u tp u t.

Ranks Third.

S I X T H a n d S E V E N T H in B a n k C le a rin g s ; S E V E N T H in P o s ta l R e c eip ts
a n d T E N T H in F a c to ry O u tp u t.
T h is C ity , co nsidered
sam e te lep h o n e system s,
a n d p assen g er te rm in a ls ,
C it y D ir e c to r y C o m p a n y )

as one in d u s tr ia l a n d c o m m e rc ia l u n it w ith th e
th e sam e s tre e t c a r system , th e sam e f r e ig h t
h a d , a cc o rd in g to th e d ire c to ry o f 191 3 (G a te
A P O P U L A T I O N O F 5 1 2 ,7 4 1 .

W e h a v e w ith in a ra d iu s o f 125 m ile s (5 h o u rs ’ r id e ) a p o p u la tio n
o f 2 ,3 4 4 ,3 6 9 , an d w ith in a ra d iu s o f 2 5 0 m ile s (1 0 h o u rs ’ rid e ) a P O P U ­
L A T I O N o f 8 ,2 7 1 ,0 5 0 .
W e h a v e w ith in o u r lo cal jo b b in g a n d m a n u fa c tu rin g t e r r it o r y ,
w h ic h is p ra c tic a lly th e sam e as o u r n a tu r a l b a n k in g t e r r ito r y , a P O P U ­
L A T I O N o f 1 2 ,7 7 0 ,6 0 1 .
T h e la s t census show ed th e g r o w th o f th is t e r r it o r y in 10 y e a rs . .2 5 .1 3 %
G r e a te r K a n s a s C it y ’s g r o w th d u r in g sam e p e rio d w a s .................. 5 1 %




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Sixth and
Seventh.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of tHe'Nationai 1ArcfiTves

GREATER KANSAS CITY RANKS FIRST

THIS MAP SHOWS KANSAS CITY’S RELATIVE LOCATION TO

ThUM ap

CENTERS OF PRODUCTION.

Kansas City’s
Relative
Location to
Centers of
Production.

GOLD
CENTER

COPPER W HEAT
CENTER

CENTER

SILVER1

CENTER

SHEEP & WOOL'
CENTER
GEOGRAPHICAL
CE N TE R
LEAD & ZINC
CENTER




CENTER

FARM

P R O D U C T IO N

V alue 1 9 1 2 , $ 9 ,5 3 2 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
O v e r Nine and O n e-h a lf B illion D ollars

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RAILROADS.
Railroads.

We have Sixteen Trunk Lines:
A tc h is o n , T o p e k a & S a n ta F e ,
C h ic ag o , B u rlin g to n & Q u in c y ,
C h ic ag o & A lto n ,
C h ic ag o G r e a t W e s te rn ,
C h ic ag o , M ilw a u k e e & S t. P a u l,
C h icag o , R o c k Is la n d & P acific,
K a n s a s C it y S o u th e rn ,
K a n s a s C ity , M e x ic o & O rie n t,

M is s o u ri P a cific,
M is s o u ri, K a n s a s & T e x a s ,
M is s o u ri, O k la h o m a & G u lf,
Q u in c y , O m a h a & K a n s a s C ity ,
S t. L o u is & S a n F ra n c is c o ,
S t. Joseph & G ra n d Is la n d ,
U n io n P a cific,
W abash.

I n a d d itio n to these T r u n k L in e s w e h a v e 32 s e p a ra te s u b o rd in a te
lines w h ic h p ro v id e unsurpassed d is tr ib u tin g fa c ilitie s .
T h e s e r a ilro a d s b r in g in a n d send o u t o f K a n s a s C ity d a ily 2 6 0
passenger tr a in s .
T h e y h a n d le a n a v e ra g e o f 2 ,0 0 0 cars o f f r e ig h t in a n d o u t o f
K a n s a s C it y d a ily .
O u r f r e ig h t te rm in a ls , w h ic h a re b e in g e n la rg e d a n d re c o n s tru c te d ,
fu r n is h th e m o s t co m p le te a n d e fficien t p la n in th e w o rld f o r f r e ig h t
h a n d lin g .
O u r n e w U n io n S ta tio n a n d p a ss e n g e r te rm in a ls , n o w u n d e r con­
s tru c tio n , a re th e la rg e s t w e s t o f N e w Y o r k ,
fe*
M o r e pieces o f b a g g a g e a re h a n d le d a t th e K a n s a s C it y U n io n
D e p o t each y e a r th a n a t a n y o th e r s ta tio n in th e w o rld .




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MAIL SERVICE FROM KANSAS CITY.
Mail Service
From
Kansas City.
Number of
Dispatches
Daily.

Number of Dispatches Daily.
N o r t h .........................................................21
E a s t............................................................18
S o u th ..................................................... .... 15
W e s t........................................................... 2 4

N o r th e a s t............................................
N o rth w e s t...........................................
S o u th e a s t............................................
S o u th w e s t...........................................
T o ta l..........................................

13
6
11
18
1 26

M o n tg o m e ry W a r d & C o m p a n y a n d S ears, R o eb u ck & C o m p a n y ,
tw o o f th e la rg e s t M a il O r d e r H ouses in th e w o rld , selected K a n s a s C ity
as th e p ro p e r place in w h ic h to lo ca te th e la rg e s t M a il O r d e r H ouses
w e s t o f th e M is s is s ip p i R iv e r . T h e ir reasons f o r s elec tin g K a n s a s C ity
w e re th a t th is c ity o ffers b e tte r r a ilr o a d a n d m a il fa c ilitie s th a n does
a n y o th e r c ity in th e e n tir e W e s t a n d S o u th w e s te rn t e r r it o r y .
Dispatches Are As Follows.

Dispatches Are
As Follows:
Time Given Is
Time Trains
Leave.




( T im e g iv e n is tim e tr a in s le a v e .)
N. E.
S o u th
W est
N. W.
S .E .

N o rth

East

A.M.

A.M.

A.M.

7 :3 5
8 :0 0
8 :1 0
9 :0 0
9 :4 5
9 :5 0
1 1 :3 5

6 :0 0
8 :0 0
8 :1 5
9 :0 0
9 :5 5

2 :0 0
9 :0 0

P.M.

P.M.

P.M.

2 :0 0
1 :1 5
1 :0 0
4 :3 0 (2 ) 5 :3 0 (7 )
1 :1 0
6 : 0 0 ( 2 ) 9 :3 5
4 :3 0
6 :2 8 (2 )1 0 :4 5 (2 )
6 :3 5
9 :0 0 (2 )1 1 :3 0
7 :3 0
1 1 :5 5
1 0 :0 0
9 :0 0
9 :3 0
1 0 :4 0 (4 )
1 1 :1 0 (2 )
1 0 :3 0
1 2 :0 0
1 1 :3 0 (2 )

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A.M.

1 :4 5
8 :0 5
9 :1 0
9 :3 0
9 :4 0 (2 )
1 0 :0 5
1 0 :4 0
1 1 :2 0
P.M.

S. W .

A.M .

A.M.

A.M.

A.M.

7 :3 0
8 :0 0
8 :1 5
8 :3 0
9 :0 5
1 0 :0 0

2 :0 0
7 :2 5
1 0 :3 0

8 :3 0
9 :1 0
1 1 :00

2 :2 0
7 :5 5
8 :5 0
9 :3 0
1 0 :0 0
1 0 :4 0

P.M.

P.M.

1 :0 0
6 : 0 0 ( 4 ) 4 :0 0
2 :3 5
6 :2 0
4 :0 5
4 :1 0
9 :0 0
7 :3 0
4 :1 5
1 0 :3 0
6 :0 0 (2 )
6 :1 0 (2 )
9 :3 5 (3 )
1 0 :0 0
1 0 :0 5 (2 )
1 0 :1 5
1 0 :2 5

P.M.

1 :0 0
5 :3 5
6 :1 5 (4 )
1 1 :3 0 (2 )

P.M.

1 2 :0 5
2 :2 0
8 :2 5
8 :3 5
9 :1 5 (2 )
9 :3 5
9 :5 0
1 0 :0 0
1 1 :0 0 (2 )
1 1 :1 5

. This map shows Kansas C ityf s mail s e rv ice . We have 126 dispatches
of mail d a ily ; West 24, South 15, North 21, East 18, Southwest 18, South'
east 11, Northeast 13, Northwest 6,

Kansas City has 16 trunk lin e ra ilroa d s and 32 subsidiary which bring
in and take out 260 passenger train s and 2000 cars of fre ig h t d a ily .
(The seeming d iscrepancies in mileage between points in the same
states as indicated on th is map are due to round about connections to reach
them.)



KANSAS CITY IS THE LARGEST WINTER WHEAT MARKET IN
THE WORLD.
Kansas City Grain Exporters Export More Hard Winter Wheat Than
All Other Exporters in the United States Combined.
Kansas City is One of the Most Important Markets for Grass and
Field Seeds in the United States.

Kansas City Is
the Largest
Winter Wheat
Market in the
World.

K a n s a s C ity receives g r a in a n d seeds fr o m th e fo llo w in g s ta te s :
K a n s a s, M is so u ri, N e b ra s k a , O k la h o m a, Io w a , C olorado, M in n e s o ta , S outh
D a k o ta , Id a h o , U ta h , W y o m in g , T e xa s .
T h e a m o u n t o f g r a in rec e iv ed an d o ffic ia lly IN S P E C T E D in K a n s a s
K a ffir C o rn ,
C ity f o r th e la s t te n y e a rs is as fo llo w s :
Y e a r.
W h e a t, Bushels. C o rn , B ushels.
Bushels.
*
1 90 4 .......................... ..........................3 9 ,1 5 9 ,9 0 0
1 4 ,1 8 7 ,6 0 0
*
1905 .......................... ..........................4 0 ,0 3 8 ,0 0 0
2 1 ,5 0 8 ,0 0 0
*
190 6 .......................... ..........................3 7 ,4 2 3 ,0 0 0
1 5 ,8 8 2 ,0 0 0
*
190 7 .......................... ..........................3 6 ,6 1 7 ,7 0 0
1 6 ,0 2 4 ,8 0 0
*
190 8 .......................... ..........................4 0 ,1 3 1 ,3 0 0
8 ,6 4 3 ,4 0 0
*
1909 .......................... ..........................3 5 ,3 5 4 ,0 0 0
1 1 ,5 4 7 ,1 5 0
*
1 7 ,6 1 9 ,4 0 0
1910 .......................... ..........................4 3 ,5 2 7 ,7 0 0
1911 . . ..................... ..........................2 5 ,7 0 1 ,6 0 0
1 6 ,9 3 4 ,4 0 0
1,3 46 ,4 2 8
1912 .......................... ..........................4 3 ,7 1 9 ,6 0 0
1 9 ,5 2 2 ,5 0 0
2 ,7 3 3 ,5 0 0
1913 .......................... ..........................3 3 ,8 7 0 ,0 0 0
2 1 ,9 2 8 ,7 5 0
1,9 73 ,0 0 0
B a rle y ,
O ats,
R ye,
Y e a r.
Bushels.
Bushels.
B ushels.
190 4 .......................... .......................... 4 ,6 7 5 ,2 0 0
5 8 1 ,0 0 0
2 4 7 ,2 0 0
8 56 ,0 0 0
190 5 .......................... .......................... 6 ,8 7 4 ,5 0 0
3 2 3 ,0 0 0
5
03 ,0 0 0
190 6 ......................... .......................... 6 ,4 6 3 ,5 0 0
2 1 2 ,0 0 0
1907 .......................... .......................... 8 ,6 2 9 ,5 0 0
4
0
4 ,8 0 0
1 61 ,7 0 0
5 44 ,5 0 0
1908 .......................... .......................... 5 ,6 1 3 ,0 0 0
2 1 8 ,9 0 0
1909 .......................... .......................... 6 ,3 4 9 ,5 0 0
4 21 ,3 0 0
1 21 ,0 0 0
3 9 4 ,2 0 0
7 9,2 0 0
1 91 0 .......................... .......................... 5 ,4 5 1 ,5 0 0
1911 .......................... .......................... 6 ,2 3 0 ,5 0 0
8 4,7 0 0
3 92 ,0 0 0
1912 .......................... .......................... 6 ,6 8 2 ,7 0 0
147 ,4 0 0
186 ,2 0 0
3 64 ,0 0 0
191 3 .......................... ..........................1 0,17 4 ,5 00
4 5 8 ,7 0 0
T o ta l n u m b e r bushels rec e iv ed b y y e a r :
B ushels.
Y e a r.
Y e a r.
Bushels.
1904 .......................... ...............5 8 ,8 5 0 ,9 0 0 1909 .
. .5 3 ,8 0 4 ,0 5 0
1905
6 9 ,5 9 9 ,5 0 0 1910 ............................................ 6 7 ,0 7 2 ,0 0 0
190 6
6 0 ,4 8 3 ,5 0 0 1911 ............................................ 5 0 ,6 8 9 ,6 2 8
1907
6 1 ,8 3 8 ,5 0 0 1912 ............................................ 7 2 ,9 9 1 ,9 0 0
1908
5 5 ,1 5 1 ,1 0 0 1913 .............................................6 8 ,7 6 8 ,9 5 0

*

No record.




(Continued on page 18.)

[Page 17]

Kansas City
Grain
Exporters
Export More
Hard Winter
Wheat Than
All Other
Exporters in
the United
States
Combined.

I n a d d itio n to th e g r a in rec e iv ed a n d in spected in K a n s a s C it y i t m u s t
be b o rn e in m in d th a t th e above fig u re s do n o t ta k e in to c o n s id e ra tio n o r
show th e la rg e a m o u n t o f g r a in b o u g h t b y K a n s a s C ity g r a in m e rc h a n ts
w h ic h is n o t stopped a t K a n s a s C ity o r in spected a t K a n s a s C ity a n d ,
c onseq uen tly, is n o t s how n in th e above ta b le . I t is c o n s e rv a tiv e ly e s ti­
m a te d t h a t b e tw e e n t h ir t y a n d th ir t y -f iv e m illio n bushels o f g r a in is
b o u g h t b y K a n s a s C ity g r a in m e rc h a n ts a n d p a id f o r th ro u g h K a n s a s C ity
b a n k s, w h ic h g r a in m oves d ire c t fr o m th e p o in t o f s h ip m e n t, e ith e r f o r
e x p o rt, to th e m illin g tra d e , to o th e r g r a in m e rc h a n ts f o r d is trib u tio n ,
o r to th e c o n s u m e r d ire c t.
A d d in g th e g r a in b o u g h t a n d in spected a t K a n s a s C ity to th e g r a in
b o u g h t a n d p a id f o r b y K a n s a s C it y g r a in m e rc h a n ts b u t n o t stopped
a t K a n s a s C ity , w e h a v e f u lly one h u n d re d m illio n bushels o f g r a in p a id
f o r b y K a n s a s C ity g r a in m e rc h a n ts th ro u g h K a n s a s C ity b a n k s.
K a n s a s C ity has g r a in e le v a to r c a p a c ity f o r o v e r fo u rte e n m illio n
bushels o f g r a in , a n d th e la te s t fig u re s a tta in a b le show th e fo llo w in g
to be th e g r a in in s to re in th e g r a in m a rk e ts o f th e U n ite d S tate s ,
J a n u a r y 4, 1 9 1 4 :
C h ic a g o ................................................................. 2 4 ,8 2 9 ,0 0 0
M in n e a p o lis ..................................................... .2 2 ,3 8 6 ,0 0 0
D u lu th ....................................................................1 2 ,5 9 5 ,0 0 0
K a n s a s C ity ....................................................... 9 ,9 0 3 ,0 0 0
O m a h a ................................................................... 4 ,2 3 9 ,0 0 0
S t. L o u is .............................................................. 3 ,8 6 6 ,0 0 0

bushels
bushels
bushels
bushels
bushels
bushels

K a n s a s C ity is th e la rg e s t e x p o rt p o in t f o r W in te r H a r d W h e a t
in th e U n ite d S tate s , a n d m o re th a n 80 p e r c en t o f th e g r a in e xp o rte d
fr o m th e G u lf p o rts o f th e U n ite d S ta te s is h a n d led a n d financed b y
K a n s a s C ity g r a in e x p o rte rs . I n a d d itio n to th is , la rg e q u a n titie s o f
K a n s a s a n d N e b ra s k a h a rd w h e a t, c o m an d oats a re shipp ed to th e
E a s te rn S eab o ard b y K a n s a s C ity g r a in m erch an ts .
T h e re is also ow n ed an d m a n a g e d b y th e K a n s a s C ity g r a in m e r­
ch a n ts a la rg e n u m b e r o f c o u n try e le v a to rs b u y in g g ra in d ire c t fro m
th e fa rm e r s in O k la h o m a , K a n s a s, N e b ra s k a an d M is s o u ri.
Grass and Feld Seeds.
Grass and
Field Seeds.




T h e a v e ra g e to n n a g e o f y e a r ly re c e ip ts o f grass a n d fie ld seeds a t
K a n s a s C ity is s ix ty -fiv e m illio n pounds, an d th e v a lu e is $ 1 ,2 5 0 ,0 0 0 ,
m a k in g i t one o f th e la rg e s t d is tr ib u tin g p o in ts f o r fie ld seeds in th e
U n ite d S tate s .
[Page 18]

K A N S A S C IT Y
h a y in th e w o rld .

is th e la rg e s t m a r k e t a n d d is tr ib u tin g p o in t fo r

Is th e la rg e s t p r im a r y a lf a lf a m a r k e t.
Is th e lo g ic a l g a te w a y f r o m a r a ilro a d a n d g e o g ra p h ic a l s ta n d p o in t
f o r th e m o v e m e n t o f th e a lf a lf a prod u ced in th e seven g re a te s t a lf a lf a g r o w in g states, n a m e ly : C o lo rad o , Id a h o , K a n s a s , N e b ra s k a , M o n ta n a ,
O k la h o m a a n d W y o m in g .
H a s fa c ilitie s f o r p ro p e rly in s p e c tin g a n d h a n d lin g 700 c ars o f h a y
a n d a lf a lf a p e r d a y .
H a y re c e ip ts f o r f o u r y e a rs :
Y e a r.
1910
1911
191 2
1 91 3




C a rs . T o n s .
3 0 ,3 7 3
............................3 3,77 0
3 6,18 0
...................................... 3 2 ,3 5 3

V a lu e .
3 6 4 ,4 7 6
$ 2 ,5 5 1 ,3 3 2
4 7 2 ,7 8 0
3 ,3 0 9 ,4 6 0
5 0 6 ,5 2 0
3 ,5 4 5 ,6 4 0
4 5 2 ,9 4 2
3 ,1 7 0 ,5 9 4

[Page 19]

Hay.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

HAY.

HORSES AND MULES.
Greater Kansas City Ranks First as a Mule Market.

Horses and
Mules.

T o ta l n u m b e r o f horses a n d m ules rec e iv ed h e re d u r in g y e a r 1 9 1 3 . .8 2 ,1 1 0
T o ta l n u m b e r o f horses a n d m u les re c e iv e d h e re d u r in g y e a r 1 9 1 2 . .7 3 ,4 4 5
C o n s e rv a tiv e v a lu e o f those m a rk e te d in 1 9 1 3 ..................................$ 1 3 ,7 5 0 ,0 0 0
Where From.
1913.
A r iz o n a ........................................
91
A rk a n s a s ..................................... ..........................
2 59
C a lifo r n ia .................................... ...........................
35
C o lo ra d o ....................................... .......................... 2 ,2 17
Id a h o .............................................. ........................ ..
161
Illin o is .......................................... ..........................
382
..........................
694
K a n s a s .......................................... ..........................4 9 ,8 1 2
K e n tu c k y ..................................... ..........................
18
5
L o u is ia n a .................................... ..........................
55
M in n e s o ta ................................... ..........................
M is s o u ri....................................... ..........................13,84 2
M o n ta n a ...................................... ..........................
544
N e b ra s k a ..................................... .......................... 7 ,9 9 3
N e v a d a ......................................... ..........................
150
1
N e w J e rs e y ............................... ..........................
N e w M e x ic o ............................. ..........................
167
..........................
9
O k la h o m a .................................... .......................... 4 ,7 19
O re g o n .......................................... ..........................
178
S o u th D a k o ta ........................... ..........................
83
T ennessee................................... ..........................
2
T e x a s ........................................... ...........................
443
..........................
85
W is c o n s in ................. ..................
W y o m in g ..................................... ..........................
165

Greater
Kansas City
Ranks First
as a Mule
Market

W here
From.

T o ta l. .

[Page 20]




....8 2 ,1 1 0

1912.
91
308
............
2 ,1 08
43
259
8 99
4 4,4 5 2
1
. . . .•
46
12,419
83
6 ,9 21
34
171
• •••••
4,3 23
16
84
51
589
286
7
254
7 3 ,4 4 5

LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY.
Greater Kansas City Ranks Second.
T o ta l
T o ta l
T o ta l
T o ta l
T o ta l

n u m b e r c ars o f liv e stock rec e iv ed h e re in y e a r 1 9 1 3 .
1 3 7 ,0 0 0
v a lu e lik e stock m a rk e te d h e re in y e a r 1 9 1 3 .................. $ 2 2 4 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
n u m b e r c a ttle rec e iv ed h e re d u r in g y e a r 1 9 1 3 .............
2 ,3 1 8 ,8 8 5
n u m b e r hogs rec e iv ed h e re d u r in g y e a r 1 9 1 3 ............. ..
3 ,0 6 7 ,7 8 5
n u m b e r sheep rec e iv ed h e re d u rin g y e a r 1 9 1 3 .............
2 ,0 9 4 ,7 4 8

Live Stock
Industry.
Greater
Kansas City
Ranks Second.

T h is stock cam e fr o m 29 d iffe re n t states a n d fr o m th e R e p u b lic o f
M e x ic o .

Kansas City is the Greatest Stocker and Feeder Market in the World.
D u r in g th e y e a r 191 3 c a ttle w e re shipp ed as fo llo w s :
To
To
To
To
To
To

Illin o is p o in ts ...............................................................................1 4 4 ,0 0 0
Io w a p o in ts ...................................................................................2 0 2 ,0 0 0
K a n s a s p o in ts ..............................................................................1 90 ,0 0 0
M is s o u ri p o in ts ...........................................................................2 8 2 ,0 0 0
o th e r states n o r th a n d e a s t............................................ 7 1 ,0 0 0
o th e r states south a n d w e s t........................................... 2 5 ,0 0 0
T o ta l................................................................................................ 9 1 4 ,0 0 0

C o n s e rv a tiv e v a lu e .................................................................. $ 5 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
T o ta l n u m b e r b e e f c a ttle re m a in in g in o u r t r ib u t a r y t e r r ito r y , 11,00 0 ,0 00 ,
b e in g a b o u t 30 p e r c en t o f w h a t is in th e U n ite d S tate s .




Page [21]

Kansas City
Is the Greatest
Stocker and
Feeder in the
W orld.

CATTLE RECEIPTS BY STATES AT THE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI,
STOCK YARDS.
Cattle
Receipts by
States at the
Kansas City,
Missouri,
Stock Yards.

F ro m —
1 91 3 .
1912.
A r iz o n a ..................................................................
4 ,6 3 5
2 ,9 3 4
2 8 ,9 5 0
3 5 ,3 1 1
A rk a n s a s ..............................................................
C o lo ra d o ................................................................
7 3 ,9 8 8
7 3 ,4 9 1
F lo r id a ................................................................... 2 ,9 9 9
.......................
G e o rg ia .................................................................. 1 46
...........................
Id a h o ...........................................................................................
243
Illin o is ....................................................................
1 ,6 37
5 ,4 71
In d ia n a ..................................................................
159
23
Io w a ........................................................................
6 ,2 0 6
1 8,102
K a n s a s ................................................................... 1 ,2 0 1 ,5 7 8
1 ,0 5 8 ,5 7 8
K e n tu c k y ...................................................................................
16
L o u is ia n a ..............................................................
3 ,5 81
4 ,2 4 5
M in n e s o ta .............................................................
2 19
1,452
M is s is s ip p i........................................................... 37
............................
M is s o u ri................................................................
3 6 4 ,5 3 2
3 6 0 ,5 9 4
M o n ta n a ................................................................
75
999
N e b ra s k a ..............................................................
5 9 ,1 3 6
5 6 ,7 2 2
N e w M e x ic o ........................................................
4 7 ,1 0 3
3 1 ,2 8 2
N e w Y o r k ............................................................ 2 5
............................
O k la h o m a .............................................................
2 8 0 ,3 1 3
2 7 9 ,5 3 9
O re g o n ........................................................................................
1,397
S o u th D a k o ta .....................................................
26
51
Tennessee.............................................................
479
157
2 3 9 ,7 6 8
2 1 3 ,7 0 5
T e x a s ......................................................... ............
U t a h ........................................................................
2 ,1 0 4
1,210
W is c o n s in ..............................................................
7 95
328
W y o m in g ..............................................................
331
1,374
M e x ic o .................................................................... 53
............................
T o ta l...

[Page22]




...2 ,3 1 8 ,8 8 5

2 ,1 4 7 ,2 2 4

HOG RECEIPTS BY STATES AT THE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI,
STOCK YARDS.
F ro m —
1913.
A r i z o n a . ..................................................................................
A rk a n s a s ............................................................... 1 3,54 5
C o lo ra d o ................................................................
1 ,2 67
Io w a ......................................................................... 2 2 ,8 3 1
K a n s a s .................................................................... 1 ,5 3 6 ,5 2 8
L o u is ia n a .......................................................................182
M is s o u ri................................................................ 8 0 0 ,4 8 4
N e b ra s k a .............................................................. 1 3 7 ,0 6 7
N e w M e x ic o .................................................................185
O k la h o m a .............................................................. 5 2 ,8 9 2
S o u th D a k o ta .................................................... .........915
T e x a s ......................................................................
1,8 89

1 912.
.............
1 4,21 7
4 ,2 5 0
2 7 ,4 9 8
1 ,3 5 9 ,8 5 3
119
8 4 2 ,3 9 6
2 3 0 ,9 8 8
243
4 1,58 8
1,311
868

T o ta l..............................................................2 ,5 6 7 ,7 8 5
R eceived a t p r iv a te y a r d s ............................ 5 0 0 ,0 0 0

2 ,5 2 3 ,3 3 1
4 0 0 ,0 0 0

G ra n d to ta l. . .




,. .. 3 , 0 6 7 , 7 8 5

2 ,9 2 3 ,3 3 1

[Page 23]

Hog Receipts
by States at
the Kansas
City, Missouri,
Stock Yards.

SHEEP RECEIPTS BY STATES AT THE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI,
STOCK YARDS.
Sheep Receipts
by States at
the Kansas
City, Missouri,
Stock Yards.




F ro m —
1 91 3 .
1 912.
A r iz o n a ..................................................................
8 7 ,9 5 1
9 0 ,4 6 7
A rk a n s a s ..............................................................
9 ,5 2 2
4 ,5 7 9
C a lifo r n ia .............................................................
1,9 84
2 ,5 7 1
C o lo rad o ................................................................. 6 8 8 ,3 7 4
5 6 9 ,5 4 2
4 ,4 2 7
8 ,8 8 9
Id a h o ......................................................................
Illin o is ....................................................................
2 ,4 7 0
468
Io w a ....................................................................... .
8 ,2 1 8
3>484
K a n s a s .................................................................... 3 6 1 ,8 4 0
4 62 ,2 7 1
L o u is ia n a .............................................................. 1,117
.......................
M in n e s o ta ............................................................ 2 6 6
...........................
M is s o u ri................................................................ 2 7 5 ,1 9 1
3 1 8 ,2 1 7
M o n ta n a .................................................................
6 ,8 7 8
2 9 ,8 8 3
N e v a d a ...................................................................
5 ,5 7 0
2 ,5 4 2
134 ,5 6 5
N e w M e x ic o ........................................................ 1 49 ,8 4 4
O k la h o m a ..............................................................
2 0 ,5 1 5
3 4 ,5 5 9
O re g o n .............................. .........................................................
3,1 30
S o u th D a k o ta ...............................................................•
352
T e x a s ......................................................................
1 8 7 ,4 2 4
2 0 6 ,8 0 9
U t a h ................................................. ....................... 2 1 0 ,9 8 3
1 9 7 ,2 5 4
W y o m in g ...............................................................
1 5,96 7
2 8 ,3 2 0
N e b ra s k a ..............................................................
5 6 ,2 0 7
3 6 ,0 6 6
T o ta l..

[Page 24]

...2 ,0 9 4 ,7 4 8

2 ,1 3 3 ,9 7 8

MANUFACTURING AND MILLING.

T o ta l n u m b e r o f fa c to rie s in G r e a te r K a n s a s C ity ( 1 9 1 3 ) . .
1 ,2 00
4 0 ,0 0 0
N u m b e r o f people e m p lo y ed in these fa c to r ie s ............................
N u m b e r o f people s u p p o rted b y these fa c to r ie s .......................
1 00 ,0 0 0
C a p ita l in v e s te d in these fa c to r ie s .........................................................$ 1 0 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
V a lu e o f p ro d u c ts o f these fa c to rie s ( 1 9 1 3 ) .................................. 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0

Manufacturing
and Milling.

G a in in n u m b e r o f fa c to rie s in 10 y e a r s ....................... 5 1 .2 %
G a in in a v e ra g e n u m b e r o f w a g e e a r n e r s .................. 4 0 %
G a in in c a p ita l in v e s te d ............................................ ..................1 0 7 .4 %
G a in in v a lu e o f p ro d u c tio n s ....................................................1 0 2 .5 %

Flour Mills.
T h e o u tp u t o f th e K a n s a s a n d K a n s a s C ity flo u r m ills f o r 1 91 3 w as
1 2 ,8 9 0 ,1 8 3 b a rre ls , h a v in g a v a lu e o f $ 5 8 ,0 0 5 ,5 8 5 .




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Flour
Mills.

MEAT PACKING.
Greater Kansas City Ranks Second.
Meat
Packing.
Greater
Kansas City
Ranks Second.




T h e fo llo w in g is th e rec o rd o f th e n u m b e r o f a n im a ls k ille d d u r in g
th e y e a r 1 91 3 .
C a ttle a n d c a lv e s ............................................1 ,2 4 0 ,8 6 2
H o g s ........................................................................ 2 ,7 9 5 ,5 9 7
Sheep ...................................................................... 1 ,6 0 0 ,9 9 3
T h e sales o f th e p ro d u cts o f o u r p a c k in g houses f o r 1913 a g ­
g re g a te d ............................................................................................................$ 1 7 8 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0

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During year 1913 the Yellow Pine Manufacturers of Kansas City
produced 1,003,200,000 feet of yellow pine lumber, of a value of over
$25,000,000.
The Prairie Oil & Gas Company and other pipe lines carried from oil
fields within 10 hours’ ride of Kansas City 50,900,000 barrels of oil, hav­
ing a market value of more than $50,000,000, which shows an increase
over 1912 of 35.7%.




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Lumber
and Oil.

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LUMBER AND OIL.