Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Memphis

Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Memphis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...members pledged themselves one with the other that, in all business transactions where equal conditions existed, preference in dealing would be given members of this Exchange, the concentrated influence of the Exchange being pledged to make the resolution effective. Just how much good this has accomplished for the members it may be hard to estimate, and yet I think benefit is apparent. I strongly recommend the continuance of this sentiment among our members. Shelby county was asked to lend financial aid to the Little Rock & Memphis Railroad for extending its line beyond Little Rock. The committee rooms of the Exchange were tendered to the Memphis Credit Men's Association. The Citizens' Relief Committee for flood sufferers of 1897 was hatched in this Exchange at a meeting presided over by Hon. B. M. Estes. The results of that movement are fully set forth in a published report edited by Mr. Bun F. Price, who acted as treasurer of the Relief Committee during the flood season, hence I will not go at length into that question any more than to show that this Exchange as a place of rendezvous, a mouthpiece so to speak, is useful to the public. The Relief Committee was "our colt." Your President, accompanied by Mr. J. S. Menken, one of our worthy members, went to Washington by direction of the Relief Committee, presenting the situation to President McKinley and the Hon. Russell A. Alger, Secretary of War, upon whose recommendations Congress passed a bill appropriating $200,000 for the relief of flood sufferers, the bill passing both houses of Congress, being signed by the Speaker, the VicePresident and the President within forty-five minutes after reaching Speaker Reed's desk (the New York Herald mentioning it as the quickest legislation...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598695
  • 9781236598691