Basis for the deal

Transcription of newspaper article from the Mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Feb. 26, 1887, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription of newspaper article from the Mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Feb. 26, 1887., Source: The Mining Journal    Marquette, Mi.    February 26, 1887   Saturday     Basis for the Deal  Our readers generally will be interested in learning under what conditions the MH and O has been transferred to The DSS and A syndicate, which is to operate that line hereafter. The Boston transcript gives this statement explanatory of the matter.     MH and O was 25 bid, 35 asked for common while the preferred was 100 bid. Boston's interest in the MH and O has been materially reduced since the sale of the road to The DSS and A, but it may not be uninteresting to Transcript readers to learn what dispositions to be made of the property by its new owners. The DSS and A syndicate saves the construction of the most costly section (50 miles) of its main line, besides at least two million dollars, which it would have had to expend for ore docks, branches and equipment, as well as removing competition by its purchase of the MH and O and here is the story of what diposition t is to make of it.      The syndicate owns $2,200,000 of the $2,259,000 preferred   stocks, and $2,900,000 of the $3,398,150 common stock. The syndicate proposes to charge the excess of cost to the MH and O above  $3,000,000 of it's general fund and raise the $3,000,000 thus.     About 30% of the common stock is the be changed into preferred stock, making a total of about $3,000,000. The rate of dividends to which the preferred is entitled is to be reduced from 8 to 6% and the $3,000,000 preferred and $2,000,000 common stock are to be sold for $3,000,000 to the subscribers of the syndicate pro rata on their subscriptions.  The subscribers to the syndicate have been given the right to subscribe to the extent of 60% of their holdings, and the rights of those who do not avail themselves of this offer are to be transferred to certain other parties, who st and  ready to take all that is not taken by the syndicate subscribers. Each holder of $10,000 subscription to The DSS and A syndicate is intitled to subscribe $6,000 and receive therefore $6,000 of the guaranteed preferred stock and $4,000 of the common stock of the MH and O.      The 6% dividends on the preferred date from Feb. 15, 1887, and are to be paid semi-annually - Feb. 15 and August 15. The payments under this plan are to be made 20% Feb. 15; 20% on or before March 15, April 15, May 15 and June 15, 1887.      When the above arrangement is completed and the stock issued, The DSS and A will lease in perpetuity the MH and O. The conditions of the lease will be in brief as follows: The lessee will pay the MH and O its mileage proportion of the net earnings of the whole DSS and A system; that is, if the system should be 600 miles, the MH and O will have 150-600. The lessee road guarantees that such earnings will be sufficient to pay the fixed charges and 6% on $3,000,000 preferred stock.
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Feb. 26, 1887, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1887-02-26