Joplin National Bank July 18 PAID handstamp over a users handstamp that appears to read:
JUL 15 1898
From A History of Jasper County, Missouri and Its People, Volume 1, by Joel Thomas Livingston, 1912:
The Joplin Naitonal Bank was organized in 1890, Henry Newman, late of St. Louis, being its first president and A. H. Waite, late of the Miner's Bank, its cashier. The bank opened its doors October 1, 1890, and its first day's business was a good index of the popularity of its officers. Its deposits on the first day totalled to $56,783. On December 31, 1899, deposits had increased to $148,394.