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WILLIAM B. DANA, PUBLISHER AND PROPRIETOR.




NO. 79 & 81 W IL L IA M S T R E E T .

1870.




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ALPHABETICAL INDEX
TO SUBJECTS CONTAINED IN THE

MERCHANTS’ MAGAZINE & COMMERCIAL REVIEW
V olume L X II.

FROM JANU ARY TO JUNE, BOTH INCLUSIVE.

ED IT ED BY W ILLIAM B. DANA.

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Banks of each State—their condition
October 9, 1869................................
Banks, National, total resources and
liabilities........... ........................... 26,
Breadstuffs....................... ..............170,
Boston bank returns, w e e k ly ..160,
240, 320, 400,
Bonds lost or stolen.............................

20
A new route to the W est................... £0
Annual table of the cost of gold for
300
1869 ................................................... 70
Annual table of the price of stocks
210
for 1869............................................. 61
472
Annual table o f the fluctuations in
448
Bank shares for 1869....................... 71
Annual table o f Foreign Exchange
for 1869.........................................
72
C.
Annual table, giving the range of
7
Government securities for 18 6 9... 78 Condition of business...........................
A new phase in emigration................ 116 Congress, Repudiation in ................. 10
A sad case and one of its morals. . . . 270 California, Finances o f......................... 19
A step backwards .............................. 327 Cities, Indebtedness of ou r................. 26
Corporate management, Secresy in.. 104
II.
C c-operation.......................................... 120
Bank currency, Glut of—The remedy 112 Commerce o f New York for 1 8 6 9 ... 183
Banks, Safety of the National........... 418 Capital, the flow of European to the
Bank notes, Redemption o f ................. 4!’4
165
United States..................
Banks and the Funding Bill . . 246, 302 Currency, Retention of at the South. 173
Banks of each State— their condition
Central Railroad and Banking Com­
January 22d, 1 8 7 0 .......................... 292
pany of Georgia, The report o f . . . . 177
Backwards, A step ........... .....................827 Commerce o f the United States.........201
Bank returns of New York, Philadel­
Canal policy of New Y ork....................241
phia and Boston..160, 240, 820, 400,472 Commerce, Our inland......................
257
Business, Condition of..........................
7 Collecting taxes .......................
279
Bank o f England Returns................. . 214 Congress and the Money Market . . . 288
Breadstuffs and transportation facili­
Currency and the Money Market . . . 368
t ie s ... ........................................ . . . 286 Congress, the work b e fo r e .................. 370




INDEX TO VOLUME LX H .

VI

PA G E

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Gold prices each day of the month..
78, 159, 239, 3i9, 899
Governor’s Mes-age..................
99
Glut o f Currency— the remedy.........112
Gold premium, The Treasury and ... 168
Greenbacks, Funding ......................... 254
Georgia Railroad and Banking Com­
177
pany ...........................................
Great Britain, Returns of the cotton
trade and and manufacturers from
1862-68 compared with 1855-61. 439
Great Britain, Exports and imports.. 456

Consolidation Coal Company o f Mary land................
380
Corruption, Political............................ 404
Cotton, Liverpool market...................... 209
Cotton trade and manufacturers re
turns of Great Britain from 1862
to 1868, compared with 1855-61 . 439
Commerce, Proposed new channels
for the world’s................................. 449
Cotton consumption................
. . 142
Cotton consumption in E u ro p e ......... 124
Commercial Clironicle and R eview ..
74, 156, 235, 315,395, 467
Condition of National Bauks of each
State, March 24, 1870
. ___
426
Constitutional reforms in Illin o is__ 434
Canal tolls reduced .............
.
437
Consols, price each da y.. 76,157, 237,
3i7, 397, 469

II.
Horizon, The financial................

S .

Debt of the United States, monthly
statements 65, 154, 233, 313, 376, 465
Debt statement....................
374
Department reports............................. S3
Declension of speculation .................... 101
Duties on imports collected in 1869 131
Decision, Legal Tender...............161, 185
E.

Emigration in a new phase.................
Exports of rails from Great Britain..
Exchange, Rates of, each day 78, 160
289, 319, 399
Exports and imports of Great Britain

115
302

G.




Imports and exports of Great Britain 456
Immigration Statistics........................ 234
income T ax..............................
821
Imports, foreign,other than Dry Goods
and Specie at the port of olew Tors
for the year 1869. . . . . . .
. . 140
In lebtedness of our cities.. . .
. . 28
Internal revenue re ce ip ts.................. 125
Imports and exports of b illion into
the United Kingdom, 1868-9 ___ 132’
Internal revenue returns for s'x
months................................................. 175
Insurance companies, scrip issues
185
Iron Rails, export from Great Britain 302

h.
471
Legal tender decision an i its effects,
456
161, 185
L033 of Life and property at s e a .. . . 274

F.
Financial condition of the producing
classes ...................
331
Foreign imports other than dry goods
and specie at the port of New York
in 1 8 6 9 . . . . .................................
140
Funding Bill and the price of FiveTwenties...... .....................................
5
Finances, The President and o u r.. . .
12
Finances of California.........................
19
Failures, Mercantile and the cur­
rency........ .........................
97
Fallacies, Financial.............................. 109
Finances, State and City.............145, 208
Flow of European capital to the Uni­
ted States ...........................
.. 165
Failures, Commercial, iu 1868-9
210
Funding Bill and the National Banks
246, 302
Finance, Mr. Sumner o n ...................... 252
Fun'inggreenbacks......................
254
Financial Horizon....................................283
Gold below 1 2 0 .......................

283

I.

M.
Means, attainable towards the mitiga­
tion of loss of life and property at
sea.........................................................274
Massachusetts, Railroads o f ..................290
Mining Company, Qu cksilver . . .
379’
M ney Market, C ingress and the . . . 288
Management of Railways..................... 415
Money Market and the Currency. . . 3 >8
Minnessota, New Railroads in
32
Mercantile failures and the currency. 97
Message, the Governor’s .................. 99
Merchandise, prices o f............................ 14S
Movements of the Precious Metals.. 249
Mr. Sumner on F in a n ce......................252
Maryland Coal Company,the consoli­
dation o f............................................ 380
N.

New York Canal policy..................... 241
National Banks of each State—Their
con dition ....
..................... 20,420
1 i New Y oik state Railr a d s ............. 378

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VOLUME L X II.

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Repudiation in Congress..................... 10
Retrospect...............
17
Resources and liabilities of the Na
tional Banks, T o t a l ........................ 26
Revival o f our Merchants Marine—
construction and purchase of I*on
ships ................................................. 81
Retention of Currency at the South.. 173
Revenue, internal, returns for six
months............................................... 175
Redemption of Bank notes................. 401
P.
407
President, The. and our finances . . .
12 Relieve the People...................
Reducing Taxes.................................... 420
Philadelphia Bank Returns, weekly,
160, 240, 320, 41 0, 472
S.
Savings and Trust Company, Nation­
Prices of Gold, Stocks, Bonds, <kc„
al Freedmen’s .................................... 379
see “ Gold,” “ United States Bonds,”
Ships, Construction and purchase of
“ Railroad Shares,” <Sic.
Political Corruption................................ 404
iron..................................................... 81
Purchases of Government Bonds, 15, 316 Speculation, The declension o f . .........101
Secresy in corporate management... 104
Prices of Merchandise......................... 14
Precious Metals, movements of th e .. 249 Stock Exchange and Rock Island
stock...................................
118
Public Debt ..65, 164, 238, 818, 376, 466
People, Relieve the.............................. 409 State and City Finances..................... 145
Scrip issues of Mutual Marine Insu­
Proposed New Channels for the
rance Companies................................ 185
World’s commerce............................. 449
Pennsylvania, Railroads o f....................462 Suspense .............................................. 333
*pain, Cuba and the United States.. 337
41Quicksilver Mining Company............. 879 Safety of the National Banks............... 418
Stock
Exchange, Business of . . . . 7 7 ,
I t.
159, 237, 317, 397, 468
Report of the Secretary of the Treas­
T.
ury ..................................................... 33
The
Funding
Bill
and the price of
Report o f the Comptroller of the
Five-Twenties
.................................
5
Currency............................................ 43
The R etrospect.................................... 17
Report of the Commissioner o f Inter­
nal Revenue...................................... 57 Treasure movement at New York for
1869 ................................................... 107
Railroad, Chesapeake and Ohio— new
route to the west.............................
30 The Legal Tender decision and its
effects............................................. 161
Reduced Canal Tolls and their pros­
437 Treasury and the gold premium . . . 168
pective earnings.............................
Taxes, Reduction o f............................. 420
Report o f the South Carolina Rail­
road for the year ending 1 8 6 9 .... 118 Trade of the United States....................232
Tunnel Railroads..................
244
Report of the Pennsylvania Central
Railroad . . .................................. 181 Tax, The incom e.................................. 321
Taxes, Collecting.....................................279
Railroad Earnings, monthly,........ 29,
107,265, 834, 455 Transportation facilities, Breadstuffs
and...................................................... 285
Railroads of Pennsylvania................... 452
r.
Railroad Progress...................................212
United States, Spain Cuba and the.. 337
Railroads, New, in Minnesota..........
32
United States debt, monthly state­
Railroad Report, Georgia Railroad
ment . . . . 6 5 , 154, 233,813,376, 465
and Banking Company................... 177
United States Bonds,prices o f in New
Rock Island and the Stock Exchange 118
York each day. .76, 157, 237, 317,
Railways, The management o f . . . . 415
398, 469
Railroad Shares, Prices of each
United States Bonds, Quotations at
month........ 76, 158, 237, 317, 897, 470
London daily. .76, 157, 287, 317,
Railroad Iron, Trade of Great Bri­
396, 469
tain...................................................
144
United States Trade Report............. 232
Railroads, T u n n e l.......... ..................244
Unite i States Bonds, Purchase o f ...
Railaoads o f Massachusstts............... 290
15, 316
Railroads o f O h io.. . .
. . . . 289
V.
Railroads of New Jersey.. . .
336 Virginia State finances........................ 300
Railroads, New York State............... 378
YV.
Railroad Items.7?, 15°, 215, 303,331, 457 Work before Congress......................... 370
PA G E

National Banks, total resources and
liabilities......................................26, 434
National Banks and the Funding Bill 246
National Freedman’s Savings and
Trust Company................... ............ 819
New York Bank, returus weekly,160,
240, 320, 400, 472
O.
Our inland e c m m e r c e .........................257
Ohio, Railroads c f .............................. 286