No. 323.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Phelps.

No. 730.]

Sir: As containing information and suggestions of international interest, I inclose copies of certain representations lately made to my colleague, the Postmaster General, from many, of the chief Commercial centers [Page 490] of the united States, referring to the beneficial results to postal communication from a resort to the system of sending the mails by the most expeditious means offered, without reference to other considerations than certainty and celerity, and efficiency in the transmission of postal correspondence internationally.

The names of the memorialists comprise many of the most responsible and intelligent members of the mercantile community, and are impressive in their number as well as in the standing and character of the individual signers.

In the interests of the facilitation of commercial intercourse these papers are now transmitted, and you can bring them to the notice of the Government to which you are accredited and furnish copies of the documents referred to, should they be desired.

The United States ministers to France, Germany, Russia, Austria, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Norway, and Denmark have been similarly addressed by me.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
[Inclosure in No. 730.]

Memorial to the Postmaster-General.

Hon. W. F. Vilas, Postmaster- General:

Sir: The undersigned, merchants and importers, doing business in New York City, desire to express their appreciation and thanks for your successful efforts to expedite the mails from this country to Europe, as shown by the following statement of the superintendent of foreign mails of the time of transit of mails from New York to London and Paris during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1887;

Line Route. Steamer. Total number of trips. Average time per trip.
Hours.
Cunard Line New York to London via Queenstown. Umbria 12 187.5
Etruria 11 188.0
Aurania 11 206.9
Servia 10 211.2
Gallia 4 234.4
Bothnia 2 246.7
North German Lloyd New York to London via Southampton Trave 11 199.3
Aller 13 205.7
Ems 11 206.4
Saale 11 207.1
Eider 11 207.3
Werra 7 209.8
Fulda 11 209.9
Eibe 9 220.2
National New York to London via Queens-town. America 3 201.3
Anchor do City of Rome 7 203.4
Guion do Alaska 10 205.3
Arizon 11 224.9
Wisconsin 2 258.1
White Star do Britannic 12 219.8
Germanic 13 228.0
Adriatic 10 230.9
Republic 4 235.1
Celtic 5 236.0
Hamburg American New York to London via Plymouth. Hammonia 6 240.7
4 242.9
Wieland 7 244.6
Gellert 5 256.5
Inman New York to London via Queenstown. City of Chicago. 3 241.6
City of Berlin. 3 242.7
Baltic. 3 244.2
City of Richmond 2 251.1
City of Chester 4 256.8
General Transatlantic New York to Paris via Havre La Bouraogne 12 202.0
La Champagne 7 202.2
La Gascogne 8 203.6
La Bretagne 9 204.6
La Normandie 10 219.4

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We regret that the postal administrations of some European countries appear not to manifest an equal interest in the prompt and speedy transmission of mails to this country. Under the system of mail dispatches to the United States followed by these European countries, the mails, being often forwarded by steamers of a comparatively low rate of speed, frequently arrive at New York after the arrival of faster steamers belonging to other lines, which, although leaving European ports later and arriving in New York before their competitors, are excluded by some countries from the privilege of carrying mails. This policy, besides causing delay in the mail deliveries, results in many instances in loss and annoyance to the importer, whose goods frequently arrive before the mails containing the invoices necessary to enter such goods, thus involving him in disputes and difficulties with the United States customs authorities.

We therefore take the liberty of requesting you to use your good offices with the postal administrations of such countries, so far as may be consistent with international comity, for the general adoption of the same policy so successfully inaugurated by your Department of dispatching all foreign mails within the territory of the Postal Union by the first and fastest steamers, without regard to the flag under which they sail.

We are, dear sir, with high regard, your obedient servants.

  • New York. —August Belmont & Co.; Drexel & Co, of Philadelphia; Winslow, Lanier & Co.; Charles M. Fry; Ladenberg, Shallman & Co.; Heidelbach, Ickelheimer & Co.; Spyer & Co.; A. T. Stewart & Co.; Goadby & Laird; for the Merchants’ Bank of Canada, H. Hague and B. Harris, agents; First National Bank of New York, E. Scofleld, cashier; Knauth, Naehod & Kuhne; John Munroe & Co.; Kessler & Co.; Walkinshaw & Yoegt; Leavitt & Mitchell Bros.; Thonet Bros., per A. E. Stiasny, attorney; Weld, Colburn & Welckens; William Demuth & Co.; Hardt & Lindgens; A. Person, Harriman & Co.; Louis Wedigen &. Co.; Fleifcmann & Co.; J.Meyer &, Co.; Strauss, Kupfer & Co.; William Openhym & Co.; Megroz, Portier, Grose & Co.; William Schaus; Stern Bros.; W. Simpson, Crawford & Simpson; Lord& Taylor; Kountze Bros.; Phelps, Dodge Co.; Fr. Pustet & Co.; John Wygand, 56 and 58 Park Place; Emil Unger & Co., 50 Park Place; Wiebusch & Hilger; Benning, Bissell & Co., 96 Reade st.; H. B. Claflin & Co.; Nieol. Cbwlishaw & Co.; G. L. Schirmer; Edward Schubert & Co.; John Thompson; Henry Rogers; F. Bianchi & Co.; Fred Butterrleld & Co.; Calhoun, Robbins & Co.; Pings & Pinner; E. S. Jaffray & Co.; A. Stemhardt & Bro.; Benny, Schmidt & Pleissner; O. E. Krause & Co.; William Pickhardt & Kuttroff; Charles F. Schirmer & Sons; Thebaud Bros.; Pagensteeher & Co.; Mohr, Hannemann &, Co.; Hermann, Koop &. Co.; Siegfe Grnner & Co., per H. Schaefer; Motle Bros.; Fatman & Co.; Elmenhorst & Co.; F. O. Boyd &, Co., per E. Bartro; Hagemeyer & Brunn; Clodin &, Teschendorf!; Drexel, Morgan & Co.; Morton Bros. & Co.; Brown Bros. & Co.; J. W, Seligman && Co.; Von Hoffmann & Co.; Hallgarten & Co.; Kuhn, Loeb & Co.; Muller, Schall & Co.; for the Bank of Montreal, A. Lang, agent; New York agency, London and Brazilian Bank, limited, J. Lawrence MeKeever; Eugene Kelly & Co.; Blake Bros. & Co.; Lazard, Freres & Co.; John Paton & Co.; Forstmann & Co., per F, S. Schultz; Frederick Victor & Acheles; Herman Bernheimer, Son &. Co.; James McOreery & Co.; Sylvester, Hilton & Co.; Steiner, Kahn &Co.; Hardt, von Bernuth & Co.; E. Delbermann &, Co.; Benjamin & Caspary; Luckemeyer. Schefer & Co.; Decker, Spies &, Co.; Hoeninghaus & Curtiss; Wettstein, Meyer & Co.; C. M. McNullty; Abegg, Daeniker & Co.; M. Ehoedler &. Co.; Le Boutillier Bros., of 23d st.; B. Altman &> Co.; G. Amsinck &. Co.; McKesson & Robbins; Bawo & Dotter; Korting Gas Engine Company, limited, George W. Sillcox president; Frederick de Bary & Co., per O. N. Poggenburg; Louis Windmuller & Roelker; Rose, McAlpin & Co.; Herman Boker & Co.; Arnold, Constable & Co.; Sypher Co.; B. L. Solomon’s Sons; Leon Rheims; Luyties Bros.; C. Gutman; Veit & Nelson; C. L. Woodbridge & Co.; Dieckerhoff, Raffloer & Co.; Sweetser, Penbrook & Co.; Wayin, Toel & Co,; Dreyfuss, Weiller & Co.; Passovant & Co.; Otto Heinze & Co.; Muller & Eruger; Recknagel & Co.; W. H. Grossman & Bro.; Knoop, Frerichs & Co.; per E. Meisner; Kremelberg &, Co.; Meissner, Ackermann & Co.; Lanman & Remp; Theodore Herrmann; Osborne Bros., per Theodore Willington; Obenheim & Co.; Charles Graef (A. Graef, attorney).
  • Boston, Mass.—Jordan & Marsh & Co.; Coleman, Meade & Co.; Lalley & Collins; Davis, Marean & Co.; Claflin, Larrabee & Co.; Simons, Hatch & Whitten; Jos. Brech & Sons; John D. & M. Williams; J. D. Richards & Sons; Thomas C. Porter & Co.; G. Open & Co.; Heinenway & Brown; A. S. &, J. Brown & Co.; Boston Dye wood and Chemical Company, Jos. C. Stevens, president; Strauss, Kinsley & Co.; Pulsifer, Jordan & Pfaff; Franklin Bolfe & Co.; Richardson & Dennie; C. C. Bancroft & Co,; Rufus C. Cushman & Co.; George G. Granger; F. A. Leigh & Co.; William Pichardt & Euttrolf, W. H.B., agent; Norway Steel and Iron Company, Albert Geiger, treasurer; Henry A. Gould & Co.; Abram French & Co.; Gorham Rogers & Co.; Albert A. Cobb & Co.; Alfred Winsor & Co.; Howe, Balch & Tay; John P. Squire & Co.; Fuller, Dana & Fitz; F. B. Austin & Co.; Standard Sugar Refinery, by Elvin D. Hall, treasurer; James A. Hayes & Co.; The Firth & Son, per The Abbott Company; The Abbott Company; C. F. Hovey & Co.; Shoninger, Moses & Co.; Walker, Stetson & Sawyer; Brome, Durrell & Co,; Weil, Dreyfris & Co.; Norcross, Mellen & Co.; Hills, Turner & Co.; Adam, Taylor & Co.; E. & Ft King & Co.; Cutler Bros. & Co.; L. Higginson & Co.; John F. Brooks; James W. Bird & Co.; Howe & French; Linder & Meyer; Train, Smith & Co., G. M. Mansfield, attorney; Adams & Ingraham; Kinsman & Co.; James E. Whitney; J. Gardner Curtis & Co., per Moore; J. B. Brigliam & Co.; Temple R. Fay; William H. Greeley & Co.; Henry W. Peabody & Co.; B. M. Jones & Co.: Gill & Lootz; Benjamin Howard’s Sons; Ross, Turner & Co.; J. M. Rodœcenaehi & Co.; Willett, Hamlen & Co.; D. H. Tully & Co.; B. S. Pray & Co.; W. W. & C. R. Noyes; Farrar, Simpson & Co.; Whitney, Pousland & Co.; Robinson & Wood worth; Williams & Hall; Nash & Co.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.—R. Blankenburg & Co.; Whitall, Tatum &Co.; JohnB. Ellison & Sons; John Wanamaker; J. A. Sehwarz; Philadelphia Rubber Works, N. C. Mitchell; Granville B. Haines & Co.; Chas. J. Cohen; Strawbridge & Clothier; French, Richards & Co.; J. E. Caldwell & Co.; Hood, Bonbright & Co.; Wernwag & Dawson; McCallum & Sloan; G. S. Lovell & Co.; William L. Wilson & Sons; Joel J. Bailey & Co.; A. C. Yates & Co.; Aschenbach & Miller; Robert Shoemaker & Co.; Ostheimer Bros.; Samuel H. French & Co.; John Betz; Anton Winters; William Mencke fe Bro.; M. A. Baratet; Hughes &, Muller; C. F. Eumpp; J. S. Custer, Son & Co.; R. & J. Gerson; Burnham, Parray, Williams & Co.; L. Westergaard & Co.; William Brochie; Winthrop, Cunningham &. Sons; Young, Ewen & Co.; Amos Hillborn & Co.; J. B. Lippincott Company, A. P. Morton, treasurer; Gerlach & Harjes; B. F. Dewees; Darlington, Runk & Co.; Jos. A. Wainwright; Homer Boutillier & Co.; Bailey, Banks & Biddle; William H. Horstmann & Son; Harrington & Goodman; Wood, Brown & Co.; James S. Earle & Sons;. J. B. Sbeppard & Sons; Young, Smith, Field & Co.; Sharp-less Bros.; Agnew & English; Myer & Dickinson; Super, Jones & Co.; A. R. McCown & Co.; Jacob Reed’s Sons; William Gerlach; Armstrong, Wilkins & Co.; Otto Martin & Co.; L. Dannenbauro, Son & Ellicott; H. S. Burbank& Co.; Snodgrass, Murray & Co.; F. Weber & Co.; M. J. Fahy & Co.; F. Wight; Partridge & Richardson; Powers & Weightman; Moelling & Antenrieth; Wesenberg & Co.; Trymby, Hunt & Co.; R. J. Allen, Son & Co.; Tyndale &, Mitchell Company.
  • Baltimore, Md.—The Baltimore News Company; Geyer & w ilkins; Gustavus & Co.; E. Hazen & Co.; Dulany, Meyer &Co.; a. Seemullen & Co.; David T. Buzby & Co.; W. P. Harvey & Co.; Gill & Fisher; Edwin Hewes & Co.; Jas. Fletcher, jr., & Co.; Drexel, Eauschenberg & Co.; Kummer & Becker; F. W. Wilson & Son; Edwin B. Eruce & Co.; George May; Alex. Kerr Bros. & Co.; John A. Harnbleton & Co.; McKem & Co.; Cnshings & Bailey; Rogg & Hoch; Hurst, Purnell & Co.; Henry Keidel & Co., per L. Keidel; George Frank & Son; Claus Volkert; George Franke; G. W. Gail & Ax; Oliver Hoblitzell; The Basin Fertilizer Company, W. B. McAtee, treasurer; John Turnbull, jr., & Co.; J. Leopold & Co.; Henry Knefelv; George T. Gambrill & Co.; Baer & Brother; E. Walters & Co.; J. H. Whiteley & Co.; Gilpin, Langdon & Co.; Lawrence, Thomson & Co.: E. Levering & Co.; Fred Heim; A. Schumacher & Co.; H. R. Tucker & Co.; Tate Hinrichs & Co.; Thomas M. Norris; B. T. Babbitt; Martin Gillett & Co.; I. M. Parr & Co.; Tate, Muller & Co.; C. A. Gambrill Manufacturing Company; John Patters6n & Co.; Jas. Gary Coale; A. Br.own & Sons; Henry Lauts & Co.; C. Morton Stewart & Co.; Mudge, Smith & Co.; Forster, Clark & Co.; Wilson, Colston & Co,; Wm. Knabe & Co.; [Page 493] J. J. Nicholson & Sons; Wilson, Palmer & Co.; Vogeler, Son & Co,; Hodges Brothers; E. E. Wenck; p. p. F. Schaus; F. W. Feigner & Son; Middendorf, Oliver & Co.; J. Hilles & Co.; Armstrong, Cator & Co.; Lvon, Hall & Co.; Prior & Hilgenberg; Gieske & Niemann; Von Kapff & Arens; S. R. Corners & Co.; Frank H. Shalius; Heald & Co.; Parrish Brothers; Dix & Wilkins; Markell Brothers.
  • Chicago, Ill—Marshall, Field & Co.; Kohn Brothers; N. K. Fairbank & Co., Guy F. Gosman, secretary; Mandel Brothers; Armour & Co.; Petersen Bros. & Co.; C. L. Hutchinson; International Bank, G. M. Schweisthal, cashier; Peter Von Schaak & Sons, wholesale druggists; Leopold, Mayer & Son; Fuller & Fuller Company; Chas. P. Kellogg & Co.; McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, W. R. Selleck, treasurer; Lindauer & Bros. & Co.; Simeon, Farwell & Co.; Storm & Hill; Reid, Murdoch & Fisher; W. M. Hoyt Company; J. W. Doane & Co.; Charles Arndt & Co.; D. B. Fisk & Co.; Dr. Jaeger’s Sanitary Woolen System Company; Chapin & Gore; Jacob Meyer & Bros.; Sprague, Warner & Co.; Otto Young & Co.; S. Hyman & Co.; Best, Russell & Co.: Kirchoff & Neubarth; A. F. Seeberger & Co.; George Bohner.& Co.; Burley & Tyrrell; Robt. Stevenson & Co.; F. Madlener; A. C. MeClurg &, Co., Gabain & Co., E. Chadoux, secretary and treasurer; B. Y. Page Company, Murice Pincoffo, manager; Jno. V. Farwell & Co.; Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co.; N. B. Haynes; Schweitzer & Beer; Schwartz, Dupee & Co.; Henry Dummert; Grommes & Ulrich, importers of Hungarian wines; H. Tallert & Son, importers of Hungarian wines; Steel Wedeles & Co.; H. C. & C. Durand; John Buchler; Chase & Sanborn, per Benj. S. Premen; Jas. H. Walker & Co.; Wilson Brothers; Counselman & Day; Kahn Bros. & Co.; Frankenthal, Freudenthal & Co.; W. H. Schirapfernman & Son; The John D. Zernitz Company; John A. Tolman Company; Franklin MacVeagh fe Co.; Funch, Potter & Wilson; Edson Keith & Co.; Paul Bracht; H. Kessler; Cahn, Wampold & Co.; Aug. Beck & Co.; The Fair, Otto Young, secretary; Stanton & Co.; Harts Brothers; Albert Pick; Pitkin & Brooks; National Yeast Company, Parsons; E. B. Millar & Co., G. H. Clark, treasurer; Morrison, Plummer & Co.; Schmidt & Labes; Henry Schoellkopf; Chapin & Edwards; Maurice Pincoffo; A. C. Helmholz.
  • Saint Louis, Mo.—Seeman & Co.; Greeley, Burnham Grocery Company, by Dwight Tredway, secretary; Krafft, Holmes Grocery Company; Chas. W. Barstow; Whitelaw Brothers; Geo. K. Hopkins & Co.; Meyer Bros. & Co.; Wm. Barr Dry Goods Company, Jos. Franklin, vice-president; J. B. Greensfelder & Co.; Simmons Hardware Company; B. Nugent & Bro.; Wulfing, Diechriede & Co.; Adam Roth Grocery Company; Mound City Paint and Color Company, by Norris B. Gregg., secretary; Barnhart Mercantile Company, C. L. Barnhart, vice-president; Trorlicht, Duncher & Penard; J. Kennard & Sons Carpet Company, by Chas. Lacy, secretary and treasurer; D. J. Bushnell & Co.; Geo. S. Mepham & Co.; Chas. H. Wyman & Co.; Richardson Drug Company, L. H. Crip, agent; David Nicholson; Penny & Gentles; D. Crawford & Co.; Fink & Nasse; Schweppe Grocery Company; Jacob Furth & Co.; Brookmire & Rankin; A. S. Aloe &, Co.; Fourth National Bank of Saint Louis, by Jno. C. H. D. Block, president.
  • San Francisco, Cal.— Wm. T. Coleman; John D. Spreckels & Bros.; Whit-tier Fuller & Co.; Henry Lund & Co.; William Alvord; Parrott & Co,; Murphy, Grant &. Co.; Williams, Dimond & Co.; A. Carpentier; W. W. Montague & Co.; Macondray & Co.; Kittle & Co.; Dickson, De Wolf & Co.; G. W. McNear; Levi Strauss & Co.; Huntington, Hopkins & Co.; Catton, Bell & Co.; Chas. Duisenberg & Co.
  • New Orleans, La.—J. G. Schriever, traffic manager Southern Pacific C. Atlantic System; S. V. Fornaris & Co., agents French Commercial Line; E. B. Wheelock, president New Orleans and Pacific Railway; C. Stockmeyer, agent North German Lloyd Steamship Line; John A. Stevenson, agent St. Louis and Mississippi Valley Transportation Company; Pozzi Bros.; S. Hernsheim, Bros. & Co.; J. H. Wright, agent Southern Transportation Line; Lucas E. Moore & Co., Harrison Line; Alfred Moulton & Co., agents Cromwell Steamship Line; A. K. Miller & Co., agents for “Serra,”, “Olano,” and Glynn Line steamships; Ross, Keen & Co., and steamship agents; D. C. Roberts, general agent Louisville and Nashville Railroad, New Orleans; R. F. Reynolds &, Co., Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway; Chas. A. Stein; W. Agar &, Co.; James T. Hayden, president Whitney National Bank; J. B. Woods, agent st. Louis and New Orleans Anchor Line
  • Cincinnati, Ohio.—H. W. Hughes: Grafrey Holterhoff; Levi C. Goodale; O. H. Tudor; W. B. Wessel; M. Friedberger; Dawson Blackmore; W. B. Grail; John W. Hart well; Win. H. Lemmon; Saml Hill; C. R. Brent; Chapman Johnson; S. W. Coflin; W. B. Stevens; S. F. Covington; R. E. Dun lap; Edwin L. Allen; Davis C. Anderson; C. M. Holloway; Jno. A. Robinson; W. H. Gilpin; John Dunholter; J. M. McCullough’s Sons; S. Kuhn & Sons; J. M. Blair; Jacob Schener; Lewis Wald& Co.; Geo. B. Johnson; Knost Bros. & Co.; The John Church Company; A. Squire; Patterson Bros. & Co., S. L. Werner; The Geo. Fox Starch Company; Jas. Espey; G. E. Eustis; Theo. Banr; D. Wachman; Sam. W. Weidler; L. L. Latta; F. A. Brown; G. Tompkins; W. W. Peabody; Edwin Stevens; Wm. E. Hutton; J. C. Sherlock; J. M. Kirtley; R. W. Wise; Frank Evans; Frederick Pfiester; S. W. Bard: J. A. Loudon; J. D. Parker; James L. Michie; Val. P. Collins; Chas. B. Murray; Theo. Han wood; Geo. Peck & Co.; F. X. Reno; A. J. Seasonwood; Bohtu Bros. &Co.; Cranston & Stowe; The H. F, West & Bro. Co.; A. E. Burkhardt & Co.; C. H. Burton & Co.; W. H. Evans & Co.; Hurrins Sons & Stewart; James Morrison & Co.; Alex. Fries & Bros.; The Brooks Waterfield Company; A. J. Tr on listen & Co.; R. B. Bowler; The H. & S. Pogue Company; The John Shillito Company, Wm. A. Hopple, secretary; Voorhies, Miller & Bupel; Aaron F. Perry; H. B. Morehead; F. W. Dohrmann Son; Alms & Doehke; The Geo. W. McAlpin Company, Geo. W. McAlpin, president.
  • Saint Paul, Minn.—Geo. Berry & Sons; Foot, Schultze & Co.; H. Burbank & Co.; Allen, Moon & Co.; C. Gotzian & Co., per P. H. Gotzian, director; Mannheimer Bros.; The St. Paul Real Estate Title Insurance Company, F. Willins, president; J. B. Tarbox & Co.; Cochran & Walsh; Averiil, Carpenter & Co.; Strong-Hackett Hardware Company, per F. P. Strong, treasurer; Lindeke & Ladd; The First National Bank of St. Paul, H. P. Upham, president; Streissguth & Drake; Bank of Minnesota, W. Dawson, president; Hermann Scheffer; Gordon & Ferguson; F. H. Anderson; D. W. lngersoll; Quimby & Abbott; P. H. Kelly Mercantile Company, P. H. Kelly, president; Pruden Stove Company; Lindekes, Warner & Schermeier; Rogers & Ordway; Baupre, Keogh & Co.; Ryan Drug Company; Blabon, Warren & Chipley; Maxfield & Sea-bury; P. R. L. Hardehbergh & Co.; St. Paul Book and Stationary Company, D. D. Merrill, president; The German-American Bank, F. Willins, president; Gustav Willins, president of the National German-American Bank; G. Sommers & Co.; MeKibbon & Co.; Campbell, Walsh & Jelson; C. H. Lienau; The Merchants National Bank, W. L. Merriam, president; A. M. Peabody & Co.; Commercial National Bank, Saint Paul, Minn. St. Paul National Bank; Germania Bank, William Bickel, cashier; De Coster & Clark; Lewis Baker; Yanz, Greggs & Howes; Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk & Co.; W. S. Runyon; Auerbach, Finch & Van Slyck.
  • Buffalo, N. Y.—F. Aug. Georger, president of The German Bank; L. Allge-wahr; R. Hoffeld; Wm. S. Crosthwaite; Wesp, Lautz Bros. & Co.; M. Strauss; Daniel B. Long; Joseph Metz; J. F. Schoellkopf; Hurd & Haunstein; Jacob Dold; Philip Houck; Lautz Bros. & Co.; Chas. M. King; Henry Reuling; J. F. Schoellkopf’s Sons; Simon Weil.
  • Louisville, Ky.—Theo. Schwartz & Co., Kentucky National Bank; Griffith & Semple; C. H. Bliss; Bayless Bros. & Co.; Goebel & Gerst; F. W. Johanboeke & Sons; Rankins, Snyder & Co.; Carter Brothers & Co.; Bamberger, Bloom & Co.; The F. A. Gerst Company, F. A. Gerst, president; Adolph Rassinier & Co., by Adolph Rassinier; J. Dolfinger & Co.; Sharpe & Middleton; Nanz & Nenner; Hefmann Bros.; Peaslee, Gaulbert & Co.) by F. M. Lampton; German Bank, by P. Viglini, president; E. C. Bohne & Co.; J. J. Fischer, cashier Guman Insurance Bank; J. T. Burghard; German Security Bank, per J. L. Barrett, cashier; Moore & Selliger; W. B. Belknap & Co.; D. W. Thomas & Co.; Henry & Bowan; Stege &. Reiling; Kremelberg Company; P. Schwarzen-bacher; Geo. P. Nash; W. T. Grant & Co.; Wm. G. Meiers & Co.; E. C. Franke & Co.; Bocker, Garth & Schroeder; Barber & Castleman; Julius Winter; Von Borries & Co.; J. M. Robinson & Co.; R. A. Robinson & Co.; J. B. Wilden & Co.; Arthur Peter & Co.; C. Rosenheim & Co.; McCloskey & Evans; Virgil S. Wright; Sievers, Carson Hardware Company; H. W. Reese; Octave Passimere; B. F. Rodgers & Co.; George Wolf & Co.; M. Muldoon & Co.; Hart Hardware Company, by N. Claggett; W. Kendricks Sons; Meyer & Dreifer; Deppen & Son; Geo. Zubrod & Co.; Adolph Reutlinger, German National Bank; Renz [Page 495] & Henry; J. Bacon & Sons; The Anderson & Nelson Disi Company, Hermann Beckewitz, president; The J. M. Atherton Company; Aug. Coldewel; Masonic Savings Bank Jacob Erieger, sr., president; C. Opdelreck; E. Girard; W. M. & C. D. Campbell; W. S. Mathews & Sons; G. Yaughan & Co.; W. H. Frayser; J. Wille & Co.
  • Charleston, &. C—William A. Courtenay, mayor; Charles O. Witle, president People’s National Bank; Knoop, Frerichs & Co.; E. H, Frost, president South Carolina Loan and Trust Company; W. N. Taft; H, H. DeLeon.; Priolean & Co.; A. R. Taft & Co.; C. Bart & Co.; John B. Reeves; C. T. Lowndes & Co.; S. Y. Tnpper & Son; Wayne & von Kolnitz; Bolman & Bros.; O. F. Wieters; Boyd Bros.; Melchers & Co.; William E. Holmes & Co.; L. G. Trenholm; Ashepos Phosphate Company, by J. R. Robertson, president and treasurer; Carrigan & Silcox; James M. Seignions; Y. A. Wilburt & Son; Johnston, Crews & Co,; McGahan, Bates & Co.; Bowie &Moise; Carrington & Thomas & Co.; Louis Cohen & Co.; F. B. Hocker; Eugene P. Jervey; A. B. Murray; Witte Bros.; Edisto Phosphate Company; Andrew Simonds, president First National Bank; George W. Williams, president Carolina Savings Bank; William K. Ryan & Son.; E. H. Frost & Co.; Jacob Small, president Germania Savings Bank; Henry W. Frost & Co.; Greig & Mathews; P. M. Marshall &Bro.; Rudolph Siegling, president Bank of Charleston; Ravenel, Johnson & Co.; C. Mulbern & Co.; Mantone & Co.; F. W. Wagener & Co.; Hermann, Elatte & Bro.; George W. Steffins William M. Bird & Co.; Seckendorf & Middleton; Robertson, Taylor & Williams; Cohen & Wells; Henry T. Williams; S. A. Norwood & Co.; S. R. Marshall & Co.; Edmonds T. Brown & Co.; William L. Webb; William Shepoerd & Co.; C. & E. L. Rerrison; Eohn, Furchgott & Benedict; Haft & Co.; William C. Bee & Co.; Charles S. Bennett & Co.; C. H. Jackson; J. B. E. Sloan & Son; Pelzer, Rodgers & Co.