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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE

BOARD OF TRADE

SINCE ITS ORGANIZATION.

Presidents.

1848 THOMAS DYER.

1849 THOMAS DYER.

1850 CHARLES WALKER.

1851 CHARLES WALKER.

1853 GEORGE STEEL. 1863 THOMAS HALE.

1854 GEORGE A. GIBBS.

1855 HIRAM WHEELER.

1856 CHARLES H. WALKER.

1857 CHARLES H. WALKER.

1858 JULIAN S. RUMSEY.

1859 JULIAN S. RUMSEY. 1800 IRA Y. MUNN.

1881 STEPHEN CLARY.

1862 CALVIN T. WHEELER.

1863 JOHN L. HANCOCK.

1864 JOHN L. HANCOCK.

1865 CHARLES RANDOLPH.

1866 JOHN C. DORE.

1867 WILEY M. EGAN.

1868 ENOS V. ROBBINS.

1869 JESSE M. RICHARDS.

1870 SAMUEL H. McCREA.

1871 JOSIAH W. PRESTON.

1872 JOSIAH W. PRESTON.

1873 CHARLES E. CULVER.

1874 GEORGE M. HOW.

1875 GEORGE ARMOUR.

1876 JOHN R. BENSLEY.

1877 DAVID H. LINCOLN.

1878 NATH'L K. FAIRBANK.

1879 ASA DOW.

1880 JOHN H. DWIGHT.

1881 HENRY W. ROGERS, Jr.

1882 RANSOM W. DUNHAM.

1883 JAMES B. HOBBS.

1884 E. NELSON BLAKE.

1885 E. NELSON BLAKE.

1886 A. M. WRIGHT.

1887 A. M. WRIGHT.

1888 C. L. HUTCHINSON.

1889 WILLIAM S. 8EAVERNS.

1890 WILLIAM T. BAKER.

1891 r WILLIAM T. BAKER.

1892 CHARLES D. HAMILL. T893 CHARLES I). HAMILL.

1894 CHARLES L. RAYMOND

1895 WILLIAM T. BAKER.

1896 WILLIAM T. BAKER.

1897 WILLIAM T. BAKER.

1898 ZINA R. CARTER. 1S99 RICHARD S. LYON.

1900 WILLIAM 8. WARREN.

1901 WILLIAM S. WARREN.

1902 WILLIAM S. WARREN.

1903 REUBEN G. CHANDLER.

First Vice-Presidents. CHARLES WALKER. CHARLES WALKER. JOHN P. CHAPIN. JOHN P. CHAPIN. THOMAS HALE. CHARLES H. WALKER WM. D. HOUGHTELING. SAMUEL B. POMEROY. GEORGE C. MARTIN. GEORGE W. NOBLE. THOMAS H. BEEBE. THOMAS H. BEEBE. ELI BATES. CLINTON BRIGGS. W. H. LOW.

NATH'L K. FAIRBANK.

THOMAS PARKER.

THOMPSON MAPLE.

PHIN'S L. UNDERWOOD.

LYMAN BLAIR.

ELIJAH K. BRUCE.

SAMUEL H. MCCREA.

BENJ. F. MURPHEY.

CHARLES E. CULVER.

CHARLES E. CULVER.

WILLIAM N. BRAINABDi

HOWARD PRIESTLEY.

JOHN R. BENSLEY.

DAVID II. LINCOLN.

JOSIAH STILES.

WILLIAM DICKINSON.

JOHN H. DWIGHT.

HENRY W. ROGERS, Jr.

RANSOM W. DUNHAM.

WILLIAM E. MoHENRY.

J. HENRY FRENCH.

CHAS. L. HUTCHINSON.

GEORGE T. SMITH.

JAMES H. MILNE.

GEORGE D. RUMSEY.

WILLIAM S. SEAVERNS.

GEO. G. PARKER.

E. W. BAILEY.

J. G. STEEVER.

J. T. RAWLEIGH.

R. G. CHANDLER.

MILTON (' LIGHTNER. JOHN M. FISKE. RICHARD S. LYON.

ZINA R. CARTER. RICHARD S. LYON. HENRY O. PARKER. JAMES NICOL. WILLIAM N. ECKHARDT. EDWARD S. ADAMS.

WILLIAM L. GREGSON.

Second Vice-Presidents.
JOHN P. CHAPIN.
JOHN P. CHAPIN.
Nose.
None.
None.
None.
None.
None.
None.
None
None.

STEPHEN CLARY.
JOHN V. FARWELL.
BBENEZER G. WOLCOTT.
JOHN L. HANCOCK.
CHARLES RANDOLPH.
CHARLES J. GILBERT.
JOHN C. DORE.
ELEAZUR W. DENSMORE.
CALVIN B. GOODYEAR.
J IRA II D. COLE, Jr.
HENRY A. TOWNER.
PHILIP W. DATER.
WILLIAM N. BRA1NARD
WILLIAM N. BRAINARD
HOWARD PRIESTLEY.
JOHN R. BENSLEY.
DAVID H. LINCOLN.
JOSIAH STILES.
WILLIAM DICKINSON.
JOHN H. DWIGHT.
HENRY W. ROGERS, Jr.
RANSOM W. DUNHAM.
WILLIAM E. MCHENRY.
J. HENRY FRENCH.
CHAS. L. HUTCHINSON.
GEO. T. SMITH.
JAMES H. MILNE.
GEORGE D. RUMSEY.
WILLIAM S. SEAVERNS.
GEORGE G. PARKER.
E. W. BAILEY.
J. G. STEEVER.
J. T. RAWLEIGH.
R. G. CHANDLER.
MILTON C. LIGHTNER.
JOHN M. FISKE.
RICHARD S. LYON.
ZINA R. CARTER.
RICHARD S. LYON.
HENRY O. PARKER.
JAMES NICOL.
WILLIAM N. ECKHARDT
EDWARD S. ADAMS.
WILLIAM L. GREGSON.
H. M. S. MONTGOMERY.

Secretaries:

1848 W. L. Whitino.

1849 to 1851, Inclusive, and part of 1852. John C. Dodge.
1852, part of official year. James E. Dalliba.

1853 Laurin P. Hilliard.

1854 James E. Dalliba.

1855 to 1858. inclusive. W. W. Mitchell.

1859 to 1861, Inclusive, and part of 18«2. Seth Catlin.

1862 to 1868, Inclusive, except early part of 1862. John F. BEATY.

1869 Charles Randolph to March 1, 1884.

18S4 George F. Stone from July 1.

Note—During 1848 and 1849 the Board was a voluntary organization; from 1850 to 1859 It was organized under a general incorporation law of the State. Since early in 1859 It has remained under a special charter granted by the Legislature in February of that year.

Board of Trade of the City of GhiGago

FOR 1 3 O 2 .

WILLIAM S. WARREN, rresitlent. EDWARD S. ADAMS, 1st Vice-Prcs't, WILLIAM L. GREGSON, 2dVice-Pres't

Term Expiring 1903.

H. M. S. MONTGOMERY,
WILLIAM NASH,
ISRAEL P. RUMSEY,
CHARLES II. Kequa,
ROBERT BINES.

Directors:

Term Expiring 1901.

FREDERICK W. SMITH,
THOMAS 0. EDWARDS,
HARRY B. SLAUGHTER.
WILLIAM H. CHADW1CK.
FRANK 0. REMICK.

Term Expiring 1903.

S. A. McCLEAN. Jr.,
CHARLES H. TAYLOR,
K. D. RICHARDSON,
GEORGE S. BRIDGE,
JOHN H.JONES.

G. F. STONE, Secretary. E. A. IIAMILL, Treasurer.

R. S. WORTHINGTON, Ass't Secretary. HENRY S. RO13BINS, Counsel. SAMUEL TOWELL. Clearing Houxe Manager.

STANDING COMMITTEES'

EXECUTIVE MESSRS. ADAMS, EDWARDS AND BRIDGE.

ON FINANCE "SMITH. GREGSON AND McCLEAN.

ON REAL ESTATE "TAYLOR. ADAMS AND BINES.

ON RULES "CHADWICK. NASH AND RICHARDSON.

ON LEGAL ADVICE "EDWARDS. BINES AND JONES

ON ROOMS "MONTGOMERY. JONES AND NASH.

ON MEMBERSHIP" "GREGSON, MONTGOMERY AND NASH.

ov wAMnnrniis' "Nash. Slaughter And RICHARDSON.

ON n KAKIVli'HOUSE "SLAUGHTER. MONTGOMERY AND JONES.

ON MARKET REPORTS.'.'.'.'.' "REOUA, SMITH AND BINES.

on Mauivci ivn.iv.«.o GREGSON. CHADWICK. REQUA, W. N. ECK

ON VIOLATION OK RULES -j HARDT. R. G. CHANDLER AN1>.I. A. MILNE.

I CHADWICK. BRIDGE. RUMSEY. W. N. F.CK-
I HARDT, R. 8. LYON, B. A. ECKIIART. H.

ON TRANSPORTATION J, w ROGERS. H. F. DOUSMAN AND H. H.

i PETERS.

ON WEIGHING "SMITH, RUMSEY AND RICHARDSON.

ON CLAlM-i "RUMSEY, REMICK. TAYLOR AND BRIDGE.

ON METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATION " REMICK, BINES AND McCLEAN.

JGREGSON, EDWARDS, McCLEAN. J. A.

ON PROVISION INSPECTION ] BUNNELL AND HENRY ELLSWORTH.

IB. A. ECKUART, F. B. RICE. FREDERICK ON FLOUR INSPECTION "j a'^~a"n

ON FLAXSEED INSPECTION "j «'S«"flW ^"'

ON OTHER INSPECTION "SLAUGHTER. RIQUA AND ADAMS.

ON ARB.TRATION ON GRASS AND FIELD „ \ t^kks,v^NANSTM AND GEO* I SEEDS ) GREEN.

INSPECTORS:

INSPECTOR AND REGISTRAR OF PROVISIONS IOHN A. TOBEY.

INSPECTOR OF FLOUR R. W. RATHBOHNE.

INSPECTOR AND REGISTRAR OF FLAX SEED S. H. STEVENS.

INSPECTOR OF HAY DAVID WALSH.

I SETH CATL1N.

I JOHN A. COSTELI.O.

GRAIN SAMPLERS i HENRY T. GUBB1NS.

I ROBERT I'. KETTLES.

I HENHY R. WHITESIDE.

WEIGHER OF PACKING HOUSE PRODUCT .JOHN A. TOBEY.

WEIGHER OF OTHER COMMODITIES H. A. FOSS.

COMMITTEE OF ARBITRATION:

Term Expiring 1803.
HARRY B. SHAW. WILLARD L. COBB.

WILLIAM G. S1CKEL. PHILIP H. 8CUIFFLIN,

FRANK G. BADGER.

Term Expiring I!10I.
E W. WAGNER, EDWIN 8. SKILLKN.

FRED H.BABCOCK. JAMES E. BENNETT,
ROBERT THIN.

Committee Of Appeals:
Term Expiring 1903. Term Expiring 11)04.

FRED'K D. AUSTIN, ALONZO B. LORD. | WM. N. ECKHARDT. SAMUEL B. CADOW,

C. L. DOUGHERTY. JOHN J. LINDMAN

F. A. CRITTENDEN.

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Board of Trade of the City of GhiGago

FOR 1 9 O 3 .

REl'BEN G. CHANDLER, President. WILLIAM L. GREGSON, 1st Vice-President

H. M. 8. MONTGOMERY, 2d Vice-President.

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STASHING COMMITTEES:

EXECUTIVE MESSRS. GREGSON, EDWARDS AND BRIDGE.

'IN FINANCE "SMITH. McCLEAN AND PATTEN.

ON REAL ESTATE "TAYLOU, B1NKS AND ADAMS.

ON RULES "CHADWICK, EDWAKDS AND PATTEN.

ON LEGAL ADVICE "KDWAKDS. JONES AND BINES.

ON KOOM8 "MONTGOMERY. JONES AND KEMICK.

ON MKMUEKSIIll' "GREGSON. MONTGOMERY. SLAUGHTER.

ON WAREHOUSES "KICHAKDSON SMITH AND ADAMS.

ON CLEARING HOUSE - SLAUGHTER. MONTGOMERY AND JONES.

ON MARKET REPORTS "WARREN. SMITH AND BINES.

.... „„.. .„,„„ .,„,,,, .. I GREGSON. WARREN. CHADWICK, JONES,

ON VIOLATION OF RULES SLAUGHTER AND McCLEAN.

| CHADWICK. BRIDGE, PATTEN, W. N. ECK

nv THimpnPTiTinK • J HAKDT. R. S. LYON, B. A. ECKHART.

ON TRANSPOKTAllON ^ H y DOUSMAN. H. H. PETERS AND

i RICHARD GAMBR1LL.

ON WEIGHING "SMITH. RICHARDSON AND BRIDGE.

ON CLAIMS "REMICK. TAYLOR. ADAMS AND WAGNER.

ON METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATION " WAGNER. BINES AND REMICK.

IM PunTlunil UNPUTION •• I GREGSON. EDWARDS. MCCLEAN, J. A.

O.N PKO\ lslON 1NSI EC HON i BUNNELL AND CHA8. BERRALL. JR.

I B. A. ECKHART. K. B. KICK. FREDERICK

ON FLOUR INSPECTION "DICKINSON, ISAAC HORNER AND U. B.

/ SMITH.

I CHADWICK. T. M. HUNTER. ALBERT

ON FLAXSEED INSPECTION "- SECKKL, P. 11. KSCHENBl RO AND GEO.

I E. ALT.

ON OTHER INSPECTION "SLAUGHTER. RICHARDSON AND WAGNER.

nv AHRITKATinv ntt GRASS ANI» Kin II IT. M HUNTER, C. A. HEATH, ALBERT

°N ARBITRATION ON GRASS AWIJ HELD .. 1 sRCKEL. F. E. WI.NANS AND GEO. S. BEHIMf ) GREEN.

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INSPECTORS:

INSPECTOR AND REGISTRAR OF PROVISIONS JOHN A. TOBKY.

INSPECTOR OF FLOUR R. W. RAT1IBORNE.

INSPECTOR AND REGISTRAR OF FI.AX SEED CHARLES F. LIAS.

INSPECTOR OF HAY HENRY T. GUBB1NS.

I SETH CAT1.1N.

I JOHN A. COSTELLO.

GRAIN SAMPLERS HENRY T. GUBB1NS.

ROBERT P. KETTLES.

HENRY K. WHITESIDE.

WEIGHER OF PACKING HOUSE PRODUCT 1IIIIN A. TOBEY.

WEIGHER OF OTHER COMMODITIES II. A. FOSS.

COMMITTEE O* ARBITRATION:

TERM EXPIRING 1904.
WM. G. HUSBAND. EDWIN S. SKII.LKN.
FRED H. BABCOCK. JAMES E. BENNETT,
ROBERT THIN.

TEHM EXPIRING 190.1.
WILLIAM J. NYE. A. GEKSTENBEKG

FRED. P. HANSON. BENJAMIN R. RHl-W.N.
JOHN B. KILPATRICK.

Committee Ok Appeals:

Term Expiring 1901.
WM. N. ECKHAKDT. SAMUEL B. CADOW,
CHAS. M. ARMSTRONG. FKKD'K C. ALDR1CH
HENRY CROSMAN.

Term Expiring 1905. Harry B. Shaw. Louis G Syuire Charles D. Pierce. William G. S1ckel, William Hood.

In irccmoriam.

MEMBERS OK THE BOARD OF TRADE WHO DIED DURING I9K.

WINANS, DIGHTON II., January 10.
ROSENBAUM, MORRIS, January 15.
SIRLEY, JAMES A., JANUARY 21.
DOLE, JAMES H., February 10.
LANE, WILLIAM II., February 17.
WHEELER. J. FRANK, MARCn 9.
CARPENTER. JOHN S., MARCH 10.
SPIELMANN, JACOB, J a.. May 2
STOCKDALE, GERALD P., May 5.
HUNT, RALPH II., May 15.
LOVE, JAMES M . May 15.
RICHARDSON, SAMUEL II., May 24.
GEDDi:S. ALEXANDER. JULY 2.
TYLER, BARTON S., July 27.
CANTNER, JOHN C. July 30.
WADHAMS. HENRY P., August 2:!.
WILLARD, JAMES R . September 6.
STEVENS. SYLVAN US II.. December 19.

GENERAL REVIEW.

Mr. William S. Warren, President of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago.

Sir:—The business record of the year is in many respects without a parallel. At times the markets were dominated by speculative influences, and again there were periods, though comparatively brief, of dullness; yet the record is one showing a substantial growth and a widespread and intense enterprise pervading all industries and all phases of mercantile activity. It must he acknowledged that the year was one of unexampled prosperity and that in spite of exciting and radical changes in business methods, in spite of extensive operations, gigantic schemes and industrial consolidation, a sagaciously judicious caution in the conduct and control of vast business interests, as well as those of moderate volume and importance, was observed by merchant, manufacturer and banker. It has been a year of departure from old methods'. All the avenues of our industrial life have been crowded. There was more work offered than could be done; a greater volume of merchandise presented for transportation than could promptly be carried; more projects inaugurated than could be completed; the facilities of common carriers were unequal to the demand for such facilities; every industrial plant was taxed to its utmost capacity; all kinds of labor from the rudest and simplest to the most skillful and artistic were profitably employed; wages were generally proportionately advanced and a new stimulus to excel and prosper stimulated all classes of people throughout the land.

As a result, the productivity of our mills has largely[increased; the quality of the product has improved; prices have advanced, but not beyond the purchasing ability of the masses. It can not be denied that there were numerous strikes and some of them assumed alarming proportions; these are likely to occur when business is exceptionally profitable. When the cost of living is

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