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On Motion of County Attorney An
deraoa, Who Snitl That From In
form... ion He Had Received He
Had Become Convinced That She
Had Kothlns to Do With Uie Mur
der oi* Arthur Middleton.
Mrs. Ardilla Yarnell. who was arrest
ed at 2 ..'clock last Thursday morning,
at the direction of County Attorney
Anderson, charged with the murder
Of Arthur Middleton, was discharged
rday at the request of tbe same
Official. Since Mrs. Yarnell was ar
rested, h< r friends and acquaintances,
il as her attorneys, |fessrs. Clarke
and Cormican, have insisted that she
was Innocent of the charge, and in this
statement they have been supported
►niy by the prisoner herself, but
by the testimony of numerous wit
yesterday morning County Attorney
Anderson and his assistant. Mr. Zoll
man, sent for Messrs. Clarke and Cor
mican, wbo had been retained to de
fend Mrs. Yarnell. The quartette had
a long conference, and after it was
over Mrs. Yarnell was escorted from
the jail to the office of the county at
torn- y, and another s.-ssion between
the legal lights oeeurred, in which Mrs.
Yarnell took part.
It was 11:30 when Mrs. Yarnell was
usher d into the police court, and
County Attorney Anderson made a for
iotion that she be discharged from
In making the motion County Attor
ney And* rson said: '"Certain testi
mony came into the possession of the
cution yesterday, and especially
as late as 9:30 last night, which con
vinces me that Mrs. Yarnell had noth
ing whatever to do with the murder
of Art tin r Middleton. I do not care to
state what that evidence is or from
whence it came at present, as that
might lend to defeat the ends of jus
tice, but it is of such a character as
to clearly indicate that Mrs. Yarnell
is not guilty of the crime charged, and
I accordingly move that she be dis
charged from custody. I wish to state,
however, that the arrest of Mrs. Yar
nell seemed justified at the time be
cause uf the fact that she was then
believed to have been the last person
with him before the killing. The story
told Ly Mrs. Wright, as to hearing a
man and woman quarrel, seemed to in
dicate that there was ground for de
taining Mrs. Yarnell. I have since
learned tiiat the facts do not justify
even the faintest suspicion of Mrs. Yar
Judge Orr ordered the prisoner dis
charged, and directed the clerk to have
the records show that she was dis
charged upon the motion of the county
Oounty Attorney Anderson then call
ed the attention of the court to the
statement that had been made in some
of the newspapers regarding the "sweat
box" proceedings to which Mrs. Yar
nell had been submitted the night of
her arrest These statements, he said,
wer- not true; that no force or violence
had been used toward the prisoner,
and tiiat he had simply questioned her
for possibly fifteen minutes after she
wa.s taken to the central police sta
Attorney Clarke, In reply to the talk
made by the county attorney, said
whether there was any "sweat box"
proceedings in this particular case or
not it had been the custom of the po
llce officials to put accused persons
through such a course. In his opinion
the practice was intolerable and from
the moment a person charged with a
crime was arrested, and particularly
a serious charge like the one against
the defendant, the prisoner was entitled
to be advised by an attorney with
reference to every word and act.
Judge Orr stated that he could not
cure any defects of this kind, even if
they existed so far as tbis case was
concerned, but every prisoner arrested
had rights which the officials and
courts were bound to respect.
Mrs. Yarnell was congratulated by a
number of her friends who were in the
court room and the greeting between
the prisoner and her daughter was
quite affecting.
Attorney Clarke seen after his client
had been discharged said he had been
satisfied from the start that Mrs. Yar
nell was not guilty of the charge of
murdering Middleton. The evidence
which the defense had marshaled was
of such a character that Mrs. Yarnell
would have been discharged at the pre
liminary hearing set for Friday.
Yesterday morning he with Mr. Cor
mican had a consultation with the
county attorney and his assistant, at
which the evidence to refute the
charge aginst Mrs. Yarnell had been
gone over. At the conclusion of the
conference the county attorney as well
as his assistant were satisfied that Mrs.
Yarnell should be released, and orders
Tel. 7:t^. Meat Market, 782.
1 >2 Cents
For 3-pound bags of soft, dry, flne Table Salt.
California Peaches In one-half bushel boxes
arc very cheap this week.
4 Cen s
Each for fancy large Hubbard Squashes.
22 Cents
For very fancy large red California Plums.
5 to 10 Cents
Each for a choice car lot of Watermelons.
10 Cents
Ter gallon for Pure White Wine Vinegar.
14 Cents
I' r ; iund tor go id, fresh Dairy Butter In
10-lb jars; this is wholesale price.
5 Cents
For large China Glass Mugs of German Mus
$2 23
For 98-lh sacks of the best flour In America
-11.13 for hall" sacks, _>7c for quarter Backs '
8 Cents
Per package for Quaker Oats for two days-
Bale. '"
17 Gents
For 10-lb bags of best Graham Flour.
Of good Laundry Soap for $1, or 12 bars for
2a cents.
12 Cents
Per gallon for pure full 45-gram strength
cider \ inegar.
25 Cents
A bush.-l basket of fancy Minnesota Hybrid
Nutmeg or Japan Muskmelone.
Jlest Corn Ileal, 10-lb bags 10 c
Fine Uriek Cheese, per lb 7.7.7. 10c
Parlor Matches, per doz boxes !.*._.__° 9c
W. H. Baker's Chocolate, per lb .._._. !3lc
Fresh Oysters, per can ...___Se
2-lb Cana Clam Juice ...77.7.777. <ic
Large White Lily Soap, per bar.....""*" 5 C
Cape Ood Cranberries, per qt 7... 9c
Fancy New York Cream Cheese, per ib.A'V.c
Full Cream Cheese, gocd, per lb "Vk,
Fancy Salmon, regular Sac goods, per can. 16c
Very Large Box Shoe Blacking 5c
Yeaat Foam, per package ['77. 3c
Onione. per peck .'.!.'."! Iflc
Fancy Umburger eh cc, per lb ,"...."100
5 Cetiti
Per pound for a fine lot of Gulden Dates.
were at once made to have her conduct
ed to the court and discharged.
The evidence secured by the defense
In the statement of Harry Campbell,
which was published in The Globe
yesterday, to the effect that he had met
and spoken with Middleton within a
few minutes of midnight Monday night
was sufficient to cause County Attor
ney Anderson to throw overboard the
statements of Mrs. Wright.
On the top of this came the story
told by A. F. Arndt, postmaster at
Prior Lake, Scott county, this state.
Mr. Arndt arrived in St. Paul Monday
evening and that night stopped at the
'"r tss hotel, at 210 West Seventh street.
He wiih F. VY. Kipp, of Blakely. Scott
county, occupied a room fronting on
Seventh street on the second floor. He
was conversing with Kipp shortly af
ter 1 o'clock when he heard the sound
of persons running in the direction of
Chftstnut street, and then cries of "Po
lie. ! Police! Head him off!" Going to
the window he saw two men running
in the direction of the Seven Corners
and it seemed to him as though the
man who was following the other a
Bhort distance was doing the shouting.
Tuesday morning he left the hotel
early and supposed tbe parties had been
captured by the police. It was not un
til that afternoon that, he learned while
at Red Wing there had been no ar
rests made in connection with the
murder, and he at once wrote his son,
who was in St. Paul, to notify the au
thorities. His son, however, when
mentioning the matter to the people
at the hotel, was told not to say any
thing about the matter, as the police
would lau£h at him.
This new evidence was laid before
fhe county attorney and had consider
able to do with the release of Mrs.
Yarnell. The Arndt story, including: a
full statement of that gentleman's
movements, came to Mr. Cermican yes
terday afternoon and the letter was
turned over to County Attorney An
ders- >n.
Chief of Detectives Schweitzer did not
care last evening to discuss the dis
charge of Mra Yarnell. The county
attorney, he .-aid, had directed her dis
charge, and that was all he cared to
say. Chief* Schweitzer, however, does
not incline to the theory that the shoot
ing was done by burglars, and says he
has not given this chase of the case
any attention.
As to the statement of Mr. Arndt,
about seeing two men running down
Seventh street from the direction of
the store in which the shooting oc
curred, shouting "murder and police,"
Chief Schweitzer admits that such was
the case. That the two men had any
thing to do with the murder, the chief
Bays, is not possible. The men seen by
Mr. Arndt were two blocks from Mid
dleton's store at the time, and Chief
Schweitzer states that it would not be
reasonable to suppose that, after being
concerned in the shooting, the men
would run down the street shouting for
the police at the top of their voice.
Investigations made last evening
brought out the fact that the two men
seen by Mr. Arndt were Anderson and
Flynn, who were attracted to the store
by the shooting, and were running for
a police officer. Patrolman Filling-inn,
who was on West Seventh street, east
of the Seven corners, at the time of the
shooting, stated last evening that he
heard the men calling police and ran
to meet them, and was informed by
them of the shooting.
Detectives Murnane and Campbell
are at work on the case, but Chief
Schweitzer last evening stated there
had been no new developments, and if
there was nothing would be given out
for publication.
Relieved of $."0 and Left T'ncon-
Nt'ions Cnpt. T.ovvell Mysterious
Over a Handkerehlef of Vietlm.
Henry P. Starkey. a salesman for the
North Pole Cigar company, of Chicago,
was held up and robbed of $50 last
Friday night. He reported the matter
to the police who cautioned him to say
nothing about it. Up to yesterday the
police have not succeeded in apprehend
ing the highwaymen. To a Globe
reporter Starkey told the following
story at his boarding place, 137 College
"I had been doing considerable col
lecting last Friday, and when I started
for home at about 9 o'clock I had $50
in my trousers pocket. At Fuller and
Ravoux streets two men sprang out
and attacked me. One slipped his arm
about my throat and proceeded to
throttle me, at the same time holding
one hand over my mouth. The other
man struck me a powerful blow in the
stomach, completely knocking the wind
out. of me and rendering me uncon
scious. When I regained my wits no
one was in sight and my money was
"I immediately reported the matter
to the police, who seemed to discredit
my story. During the scuffle with the
two robbers I lost two of my handker
chiefs. One of these the captain at the
Rondo police station showed me two
days ago and asked me if it was mine.
He did not tell me where he got it.
That I should like to know."
Leaves Palis t to Represent the Jnng
Brewing Company in St. Pnnl.
Anton Miesen. who for the past ten
yfars has been the local agent for the
Pabst Brew-in* -omp--y in this city,
has severed his connection with the
Mr. Miesen has been engaged by the
Jung Brewing company, of Milwaukee,
and will represent that firm in its new
branch which will be started within a
few days here. The Jung company
has had no branch in St. Paul, but
arrangements have been made for the
opening of an establishment at Jackson
and Second streets. The building oc
cupied years ago by the Milwaukee
Railroad company has been leased and
repairs estimated at $1,000 will be made
and the structure used as a storage
The new company will have offices on
Jackson street near the levee and ex
pects by the first of next month to have
a bottling plant in operation. Until
that time the business will be confined
exclusively to keg and export beer. Mr.
Miesen will be assisted in the new en
terprise by his two sons, Andrew and
Christian H. Miesen.
Mr. Miesen's business ability and in
begrlty is known throughout St. Paul.
• Few ir.cn have a larger acquaintance
<md none is more popular. It would
seem as if the local business of the
new company he represents would start
ofi' with a jump and keep it up as
Travel Now.
New York, one way, $13; round trip, $23.
Boston, one way, $15; round trip, $2&.
Also low rates to many other points.
Tickets at 395 Robert street, St. Paul.
Good Blood
Makes Health
And Hood's Sarsaparilla makes g-ood
blood. That is why it cures so many
diseases and makes so many people
feel better than ever before. If you
don't feel well, are half sick, tired,
worn out, you may be made well by
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Americas Greatest Medicine.
Hood's Pills cure all liver llli. 25 cent*.
H. G. McMastei -s, of the Illinois Cen
trul, Chosen President Other
OAeera Rleeted, nnd the Slembers
Took Dp the I>ir«euMsion of Sub
jects* of Special Interest to Them
HelvcM Railway Pnlnt Shops.
The annual convention of the Master
Car and Locomotive Painters' associ
ation was opened at the Ryan yester
day morning. Nearly 150 delegates
were present when President Charles
E. Copp called them to order, and
Mayor Kiefer appeared and delivered
a short speech of welcome.
The session was held in the ordinary
on the second floor. The reading of re
ports occupied the first part of the
meeting, and that was followed by the
election of officers. The election re
sulted in the selection of president, H.
G. McMasters. of the Illinois Central;
vice presidents, D. A. Little, of the
Pennsylvania, and A. J. Bruning, of j
the Louisville & Nashville; secretary
and treasurer, Robert Me Keen, of the
After the election the members dis
cussed subjects of Interest to them.
The first was concerning quick drying
colors for passenger cars and locomo
tives. W. J. Orr, of the Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern, and F. F. Fisk, of
the Toledo. St. Louis & Kansas City
railroads took part in the debate.
The second matter taken up was the
railway paint shop stock room. John
Hartley, of the Atchison. Topeka &
Santa Fe; W. C. Fitch, of the Southern
Paciiie, and R. N. Dennison, of the
Philadelphia & Reading, debated the
The session will be resumed this
morning. The delegates expect to ad
journ Friday night.
Those present at the convention yes
terday were:
Arch Aquart, St. Louis.
E. J. Audrey, Muskegon, Mich.
A. L. Allen, Chicago.
Warner Bailey, Boston & Maine.
Henry Block, Cleveland _c Cincinnati rail
A. J. Bruning. Louisville & Nashville rail
road, Evansville, Ind.
A. J. Bishop, Northern Pacific, St. Paul.
F. S. Ball, Pennsylvania railroad, Altoona,
J. H. Bannon, L. V. R. R., Delano, Pa.
Thomas Byrne, C. & 0., Richmond, Va.
J. E. Blochridge, D. & H., Carbon dale, Pa.
John R. Barr Sr., L. V. railroad. South
Easton, Pa,
R. J. Barnowskl, Georgia railroad, Au
gusta, Ga.
John Ballard, L. V. railroad. South Easton.
A N. Bradley, B. & 0., Washington.
C. A. Brugert, C. A., Ottawa, Ont.
W. H. Burton, Southern railway, Salisbury,
N. C.
George E. Bryant, L. E. & St. L., Princa
ton, Ind.
A. S. Vauer, E. & T. H.. Evansville, Ind.
C. L. Beyer, L. & N., Pensacola, Fla.
A. B. Burtis, Dayton, O.
E. L. Bigelow, Baltimore.
Sam Brown, New York, New Hampshire &
Hartford, Boston, .Mass.
N. W. Bennett, St. Joseph, Mo.
H. M. Butts, Lake Shore & Michigan Cen
tral. Buffalo, N. Y.
Alexander Campbell, Manhattan Elevated.
New York city.
E. A. Cole, Philadelphia, Pa.
George R. Cassie, Lake Shore & Michigan
Central, Adrian, Mich.
Sam Cooper. D., G. R. & W., lona. Mich.
Thomas H. Cornish, Southern Pacific, San
W. T. Canar, Pennsylvania railroad, Tyrone.
Charlos E. Copp, B. & M., Lawrence, Mass.
Frank Crocker, K. C. Ft. S. & G., Kansas
Thomas R. Corran, C. P. railroad, Montreal.
W. H. Dutton, L. V. railroad, Ithaca, N. V
A. P. Dave, B. & IL, Boston. Mass.
W. A. Doerr. D. & I. R. railroad, Two
Harbors, Minn.
William E. Dyer, C. V. R. ____. St. Albans
T. 11. Denny.
Clans Dieckman. lowa Central.
W. H. Es-tabrook, I. C. Clinton 111.
Charles I. Eagle, L. S. & M. C. Cleveland.
W. C. Fitch, S. P., Sacramento, Cal.
H. B. Forestall, C, H. V. & T., Cleve
land O.
James A. Johns, C, C, C. & St. L., Indian
apolis, Ind.
William Jarstang, C, C, C. & St. L In
dianapolis, Ind.
J. A. F Glass, Y. & M. V.. Vicksburg.
A. Gamble. C. P., Winnipeg, Manitoba.
G. J. Gunther, Wabash, Moberly, Mo
J. L. Gipple, C, St. P., M. & 6. St.
Daniel Herloge. F. & P. M., East Saginaw
J. Iloesly, Pennsylvania R. R., Newark
N. J. ■ '
J. W. Houser, C. V., Chambersburg, Pa
C. D. Harwcod, C. & 0., Huntington W.
John Hartley, A., T. & S. F., Topeka, Kan.
David James, W., N. Y. & P., Oil City Pa
Thoraas Jones, C. P., Montreal, Can
J. L. Johnson, D. C, Denver, Col.
James W. Johnson. G. N\. St. Cloud
John H. Kahler, Erie railway, Meadville
F. Kaulter, C. & 0., Covington, Ky
Eugene Lang, N. C, Elmira, N. Y.
D. A. Little, Pennsylvania railroad, Al
toona. Pa.
W. F. Lropold. G. C, Savannah Ga.
C. E. Mance, N. V., O. & W., Middletown.
Edward McLaughlin, M., K. & T. Parsons
.r J ,\ °- Ta / tin v NTew PO*"t News & Mississippi
Valley, Paducah. Ky.
£ S A H^-JT' L - & x - Xew Decatur, Ala.
F. C. Mallory, St. P. & D., Duluth
S. H. McCracken. L. H. & St. L., Clover
port, Ky.
C. H Newell, C & E.. Huntington. Ind.
W J. Orr. L.. S. & M. S.. Norwalk O
£ oh £ £ •£? ty ' , W * C - Stevens Point. Wis.
R. B. Pebbles, L. S. & M. S., Norwalk O
George Paulis. L. E. & W., Lima O
John Rattenburg, C. R. I. & p., Chicago
R J. Russell, G. R. & 1.. Grand Rapids,
Mich. '
T. J. Radenbaugh, P., Ft. W. & C. Fort
Wayne. Ind.
R. W Scott. S. B. A. L., Fort Norfolk Va
D W. Smith. C. & P.. Wellsville. C !.
Thomas H. Soley, Cleveland O
John P. Stroud. A. V.. Verona Pa.
M. L. Sirus. Cleveland O.
t rr & J i rhae £ er - W - &L - E - Toledo. O.
J. \\ Liday. S. F. & W., Savannah Ga.
J. H Speer. A. & W. P., Montgomery, Ala
E. A. Smith T. & O. C. Breysus, b
C. C. Wood, L. V., Say re Pa
n' B . W « S,; '?.V Great St. Paul.
Charles' H. Werniston. Hoboken. N. J
J. C. Weaver, C. & E. 1., Danville, 111!
Prominent Attorney PnsHod Away at
His Home Last Night.
Benjamin Irving Stanton, a promi
nent member of the local bar, died
yesterday evening at his home, 503 Ash
land avenue.
Mr. Stanton was formerly a member
of the firm of Williams, Goodenow &
Stanton, but for several years had been
practicine alone.
He was forty-five years of age.
The funeral arrangements have not
been completed.
Sale of I'nclniinetl Baggage.
Notice Is hereby given that the following
described property will be sold at publlo
auction at the freight houso of the Sain?
?*», & P" luth , Railroad Company, corner
Thlid and Canal streets, In the city of Saint
Paul, county of Ramsey, and state of Minne
sota, beginning at 9 o'clock a. m. Tuesday
September 20, IK9B, by the said Saint Paui
& Duluth Railroad Company the same hav
ing remained unclaimed in the possession of
said Rrailroad Company for the space of ona
year past:
6 zinc trunks.
1 sample trunk.
1 canvas trunk.
1 canvas sample case.
3 telescopes.
1 paper valise.
2 chests.
2 Backs.
2 boxes.
1 package.
All tha above baggage ls unmarked.
Dated August 17, IS9B.
—0. E. Btons, Ck B. A_,
Number Six*
Safe— Sure— Reliable.
Fljrurea Complied From tite Book*
of tbe Auditor!, of Ramsey and
Hennepin Counties Twin City
Rapid Transit's Own Statement
Its Authorised Capital and Taxes
Paid la New Jersey.
The state board of equalization was
yesterday furnished with some figures
about the receipts, earnings and as
sessments of the Twin City Rapid
Transit company. Attorney Moritz
Heim submitted a document which was
laid aside for reference when the
question of street car assessments
comes up. Following is a copy of the
To the Honorable the State Board of Equal
ization of Minnesota:
I have the honor of transmitting to you
certain papers in relation to the street rail
way companies of St. Paul and Minneapolis,
showing that the assessment upon their per
sonal property in Ramsey and Hennepin coun
ties is grossly inadequate, and that some of
its most valuable property is entirely omitted
trom the tax books.
Tho Twin City Rapid Transit company ls a
corporation created under the laws of the
state of New Jersey and authorized to issue
stack in the amount of twenty million ($20,
--000,000) dollars; the par va'.ue of each share
is $100; its paid up capital stock is as fol
lows :
Common stock $15,000,000
Preferred stock 1.647.000
Lnder the laws of the state of New Jersey
that company is required to pay an annual
assessment upon such stock, which in Lvj7
was $4.:k)7.36. (See letter from the secretary
ot state of New Jersey, hereto attached.)
The Pt. Paul City Railway company Is
organized under the laws of the state of
Minnesota, and it issued cipltal stock to the
amount of fivo millions ($5,000,000) of debars;
and the Minneapolis Street. Railway company
is likewise organized under the laws of this
state with issued capital stock of five mil
lions ($5,000.0)0) of dollars; and the Minne
apolis, Lyndale & Minnetonka Railway com
pany is also organized under the laws of thi3
stato, with issued capital stock of three
hundred and eighty-five thousand ($385,000)
The Twin City Rapid Transit company con
trols the St. Paul and Minneapolis companies
and operates the street railway system In
the two cities and counties. The stock of
the Minnesota companies, amounting In the
aggregate to $10,385,000, appears to be ex
changed for $15,000,000 of stock of the Twin
City Rapid Transit "company, and is valued
at $15,01)0,000, as appears by the company's
statement. (See financial statement hereio
The gross income of the company In both
counties for the year 1597 was as follows:
Hennepin county $1193 117 43
Ramsey county 815,"G73 55
Th„ T ? t ? , i 'li $2,003,120 98
The total operating and a:i other
expenses for the same year 1,002,080 3S
Net earnings (over one million
T_ru doII . a * rs) $1,007,040 60
What is it that enables the street railway
company to collect from the people of the
Twin Cities such immense sums of money 9
The records of the authorities in the two
counties and cities show that it operates at
least 22:', miles of street railway. It is in
great many instances in exclusive possession
of the best streets in St. Paul and Minne
apolis. The use of the so-called T rail for
its tracks excludes wagon and vehicles from
that part of the streets where the street
railway operates its lines. Miles of single
tracks and roads and bridges occupied by the
company, viz.:
Mil c s
Hennepin county 122
Ramsey county __.___.. 101
Total 2°3
These figures are considerably i ess than the
actual mileage; but I desire to give the com
pany the beneflt of the doubt.
Tho legislature ln its wisdom years ago
saw the necessity of taxing such isstitutions
as the street railway and therefore provided
that the tracks, roads and bridges of street
railway companies shall be assessed like other
personal property. (General Statutes Minne
sota 1594, section 1519.)
Did the assessors of Ramsey or Hennenin
counties, or of either of the counties in 1898
or at any time prior thereto, ever place
one single mile of street railway on the books
of their respective counties for the purpose
of assessing the same? No! Recently 1
member of the bar of Ramsey county cilled
the attention of the Ramsey county assessor
m!i!u e «/ a # th , at the J street rai'.way has 103
miles of tracks, roads and bridges" in that
county and that the law requires the same
to be assessed and the assessor ls reported
m The Daily Globe to have said that he
cannot and w.ll not pay any attention to
such information; and. of course, his rec
ords disclose that he did not enter the same
on the tax books.
The law requires that such corporation shall
file a statement of its property with tho
assessor. (Sec. 1530.) The records of both
counties disclose that the law has not been
complied with. For if it were, the ofliw
of the company making such rerort would of
S t'i ty rep ? rt J?u EUOh statement the most
valuable asset of the company taxable.
It Is not at all difficult to arrive at the
value of the company's 223 miles of track
out of which it derives a net income of over
one million of dollars annually; no more than
to arrive at the value of a farm in a primitive
country, or a farm in a settled county like
Goodhue county cr the West Hotel in Minne
apolis or the Ryan hotel at St. Paul— in ail
such cases the assessor arrives at the valua
tion based upon the character, location and
probable income of the property. The as
sessor is frequently aided in determining such
valuation by the size of the mortgage 0 n ths
The company is bonded, according to ita
own statement, as follows:
St. Paul system $5,000,000
Minneapolis system 5 298 000
Collateral notes due Dec. 3_, 1900 .'"..". '750,' 000
Paying 6 per cent interest on $11,048,000
Add thereto preferred stock upon
which it pays a regular dividend of
7 per cent per annum 1,637 200
If tho company is able to raise $12,685 200
upon such property and pay interest on part
at the rate of 6 per cent and on the residue
7 per cent per annum, regularly at the inter
national exchange of the world, in New York
surely its property In the Twin Cities must
be worth at least the amount of such indebt
edness. The company knows the value of its
property, and Its most valuable asset, to-wit-
Roadway, equipment, tools, machinery and
real estate— over fourteen millions (see its
statement hereto attached), $14 288 554 tf
Since we desire to ascertain the value of the
roadway in the two cities, and the Bame is
not and cannot be taxed as real estate an<l
lt owns considerable of real property allow
It $1,000,000 therefor and deduct the same from
tho last item, leaving a balance of value
upon the personal property of $13,258,584, and
the assessed valuation of the street railway
personal property in the two cities should bo
based upon $13,288,584, and distributed in the
two counties in proportion to the earnings of
the company ln the respective counties
But the company will claim that the legi
timate mode of taxation should not be „d
--plled to Its institution. Upon what basis
such claim can be sustained is incomprehen
sible. Why the assessment of the county
authorities of Ramsey and Hennepin county
as hereinafter quoted, should be sustained the
company again can answer, and I would Ilka
to have your honorable body, sitting in Judg
ment of this question summon the assessors
of both counties and require of them to show
cause why their figures should be confirmed
hy you.
Let us see what, the assessment ls: And
that ln the face of the company's financial
statement, the fafcts and the law, and the
assessor's oath of office. Assessment for 1898—
Hennepin county (street railway).... $725,520
Ramsey county (street railway) 701^175
Total $1,426,095
It matters not how the assessment is ar
rived at by the assessors; but as a matter of
convenience I attach a copy of the different
items a* they appear on the assessor's or
county auditor's books ,1a both counties.
In Ramsey courity the assessed valuation
upon the street railway's personal property
for 1897 was one million dollars ($1,OOD,000)
more than for 1888. It frfa fixed by the coun
ty board of equalisation then, aud thla year
the oounty board let the street railway as
eefvsment intaot.
On the basis of the present assos-ment
both counties would not collect more than
$30,000. Whereas the company should pay
fully $175,000. In the city of Cinohrnfcti, the
street railway haa a gross Income of throe
million ($3,000,000) dollars; one million more
than in the Twin Cities, and it» taxes and
assessment were lost year $300,000. In our
Twin Cities the company ls supposed- to pay
Into the city treasury a tax upon eaoh car;
and while it ha* at le««t six hundred cars
ln St. Paul, lt pays Into the treasury a tax
only on 186 cars at $10 each; and, tbe oom
pany'* charter in St. Paul, requires them to
pay three per cent of its groes earnings to
the city, only in the event the general taxes
do not exceed the said three per cent to be
paid into the treasury of St. Paul; and If the
general taxes exceed the gro?« earnings, then
the company pays nothing to the city. So
the only mode of taxation is that provided
by tho general laws.
In conclusion permit me to say: The liw
Provides that all property In this stats hav
ing a cash valuation shall bs taxed on the
flrst day of May of each year. It is plain
that on that day it controlled 223 miles of
the bast public highways in this city. The
law says tiiat the samo should be taxed as
personal property. The value thereof oan bo
determined only by the company's net earn
ings; being over one million dollars, and
such the company cannot earn, were it not
in exclusive possession of the highways in
the Twin Cities, and the use of these high
ways are its assets. To be able to make $1,
--000,000 net, annually, is equivalent to the
ownership of that property of the value of
twenty millions ($20,000,000) dollars. And let
it be remembered that the company bas a
lease upon those highways which will explro
at the end of the next two generations.
By what right do the assessors of Henne-
Pln and Ramsey counties omit thla most val
uable asset in the state from the tax books,
and likewise by what right do the board of
equalization confirm such monstrous injustice,
whereby the state is cheated out of more than
one hundred thousand dollars of revenue. If
v ftotßpmj claims that its indebted ne -is
should be taken into consideration, I ask
who pays the interest on that indebtedness?
The people of the Twin Cities. And, whi'e
they help to pay such interest on an indebt
edness contracted by the company in the days
of its extravagance, the people are entitled to
collect a tax in return. I ask again, does the
state of New Jersey, where the campany piys
$.i,OOO annually as state taxes, tako into con
j sideration the company's debts? No. Who
j pays that state tax in New Jer ey? Why the
! pe-oplo in the Twin Cities who patronize the
j Twin City Rapid Transit company. And, is
j there a person in thi3 state, who owns real
! property or personal property, subject to a
I mortgage, ever taken into consideration by
, the assessor, because of such mortgage, if
anything he is taxed heavier bet-au-e in
! many eases the mortgage indebtedness i 3
j high and serves as a basis of taxa'l n.
.And. when the legislature enacted the stat
| ute quoted by me that the roads and tracks
', of street railways should be taxed like other
I personal property, it did not authorize the
a,ssessors to exempt that species of property
| from the tax books. And that species of
i taxation wa,? intended in case of street ra'l-
I way companies in piace of franchises, as f t
j is easier to tax an actual thing, whl~h is
visible to the assessor, than a speculative,
which its franchise may be. Respectfully sub
mitted. —Moritz Helm-
St, Paul, Minn., Sept. 13, 1898.
Stale of New Jersey, Department of State.
Trenton. Jan. 27. '95.--.Mr. Moritz Heim, St.
Paul, Minn.— Dear Sir: In reply to your favor
of the 24th instant. I beg to say that the
paid up capital of the Twin City Rapid Tran
sit company, as apepars by certificates filed
In this department is $16,647,200. The total
authorized capi-al stock is $20,<.00,000. The par
value of each share is $100. * * • The com
pany pays a state tax on its issued capital.
Its assessment for 1887 was $4,557.36.
—George Wurtz, Secretary of State.
Financial statement of Twin City Raold
Transit company for the year ending in 1897:
Receipts —
From passengers $1,982,785 20
From other sources 26,335 78
Total, for 1897 $2,009,120 98
: Gross earnings 1897 2.009,120 98
j Net earnings fcr 1897 1,007,040 60
! Surplus earnings 1597 235 133 74
j Expenditures —
i General expenses $67,102 19
I Maintenance of way and struc-
I tV? 76.873 57
, Maintenance of equipment 110,496 20
I Conductors and motormeu's
L wa *s cs 378,367 46
Inspectors and transfer agents'
I*'*? 68 7,726 30
j Unflg transpoi tation misc 82 939 17
; Cost maintaining power station.. 138^828 58
Machine shop expenses 20,080 01
1 General op. exp. total $877,616 48
insurance N 6,407 54
Injuries and damages 72 000 00
Legal expenses 18J01 20
'Contingent expenses 27,355 16
Total for 1897 $1,002,080 3S
Interest of Debts, etc.—
i Interest on debts and dividends
j on 7 per cent preferred s:ock $705 437 81
| Taxes 77L906 S6
Total • $771,906 86
The balance sheet is as follows:
I Assets—
j Roadway, equipment, real estate
i tools, machinery $14,288.584 46
, Securities in treasury 15,000,000 00
| Bills receivable 121,175 84
i Cash in banks 228434 9 ->
Insurance paid in advance. .!!!!!_ ""s," 059 34
| Material and supplies 110 497 80
j Interest on current liabilities,
paid in advance 1,044 57
T Total .$29,754,796 93
Liabilities —
i Common stock $13,010,000 «0
| Preferred stock 1,637,200 00
Funded debts, $10,298,000 00.
j Minneapolis div. (a) 5.000.000 00
j St. Paul div. (a) 5.298.0C0 00
Current Debts—
I Unpaid accounts 35.790 47
j Pay roll accrued and not due..!! 26 353 73
Trainmen deposits 20,900 00
I Taxes accrued and not due 53 115 84
; Interest on funded debt accrued
! and not due 206,233 32
Blus payable 102.127 28
Coll. notes due 12-31-1900 !!!.'! 750000 00
J Income account surplus 1,615!c76 79
1 T Ol /! 1 , $29,7*54. 7:>6 93
Securities in treasury include the fol"owing-
Minneapolis Street Railway stock. .. .$5 000 000
St. Paul City Railway stock 5 000 000
Minneapolis, Lyndale & Minneonka
Railway company stock 385,000
„ Total $10,385,000
Value as above stated 15,000,000
Statement of street railway company as
sessment as it appears upon the books of
the auditors of Ramsey and H.naepin coun
ties for the year 1898:
Hennepin. Rams°y.
I Horses ?500 « 3fo
5 Wagons, etc 250,000 20*1,000
7 Watcnes and clocks 20
10 Household and office fur
niture 250
14 Franchises, etc. (added by
i«n a L sessor i ** **v ___ a^.coo
16 Goods and merchandise 1 00
17 Manufacturers' materials
10 , a I nd articles io,ooo I.COO
18 Manufacturers' tools, ma
chinery, etc 100,000 20.00
20 Credits of banks, bank
ers, etc 1500
21 Moneys, other than of
_ „ banks, etc 2,500 2.150
27 Value of ail other articles
not included in tho pre
ceding twenty-seven arti
cles 360,000 W5.0C0
Total value as determin
ed by the assessor $725,520 $701175
Above numbers correspond with the num
bers on the forms prescribed by law fo
mdividaul persons in making their return*'.
Summary— Assessment for the year 189$'
Hennepin county , $7'>s y>o
Ramsey county ...... 701 175
Both counties .*L4_*,«B6
If the county officials who make up
the assessment rolls, now being review
ed by the board of equalization, could
hear the divers comments made by
members of that body upon their work
their ears would hum. The county
auditor of Hennepin county was yes
terday placed in the same class with
the same official of Lake county, who
fixed the value of organs in his district
at $6, necessitating an increase of 200
per cent in the amount specified on the
assessment rolls.
The county auditor of Hennepin
county also placed a low figure on or
gans, and, of course, his figures were
liberally increased. The board, how
ever, believes that organs are as muen
of a luxury in Hennepin county as
Lake county, and any one owning one
necessarily must be well able to pay a
good price for the privilege.
The board held a long and tedious
session yesterday, and has not nearly
reached those special assessments,
which will require a great deal of at
tention. Richards Gordon, represent
ing the St. Paul district, was present
during the morning session, and upon
his suggestion the figures as passed
upon by the local county board were
adopted, as they were well within the
limit prescribed as a basis of valuation
of all the classes considered by th*
board yesterday with the exception of
sheep. The board reduced Ramsey
county's assessment on that animal 50
per cent, but as there are but feew
cheep in the county this la of little im
The board equalized the assessments
of each of the counties of the stats to
conform with the following baale of
value adopted yesterday: Hogs, $2.60
per hundredweight; sheep, $1.25; wagons
and carriages, $10; sewing machines, $0
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A "Let* s chew this instead." @
® There has never been any question of §
I rivalry about
plug j
It is acknowledged by all to be the Victor , W
Its campaign has been successful because
its forces have been irresistible. These 2
forces are high quality and large quantity #
for a low price* In no other way can
you get so large a piece of really good X
chewing tobacco for JOc. g
Qemember the name 1
I ■ v when you buy again, i
to $7; watches and clocks, 53 and up;
organs, $15; pianos, $75 and upwards.
When watches and clocks was reach
ed J. M. Haven stated that in his opin
ion the assessment of this class had
been entirely too high for the country
and too low for the city. Often it was
the case that tho clocks assessed in
the country were worth scarcely a dol
lar, while watches ln the cities valued
upwards of a hundred dollars took the
same $3 rate. There seemed to be no
way out of it without making an In
equitable assessment for either the
country or city, so' the figure was
placed at $3, just the same as la-st year.
The basis of value placed on pianos
was the same as last year, but never
theless a large number of the rolls had
to be increased considerably, in some
cases 30 per cent. "When the work had
been completed lt was found that the
assessment on this class of taxable
property had been equalized to great
advantage. There was but little differ- 1
ence in the assessments of any of the
Increases were made ln the rolls of a
large number of the counties of from
15 to 40 per cent in the assessment on
organs. There was a range of about
four dollars between the specified value
of the highest and the lowest assess
ment on musical instruments of this
Samuel G. Ginner, Primate of the
New Church, Appeals From Bish
op Gllhert's Edict.
Samuel G. Ginner, Whose excommu
nication from the Episcopal church was
chronicled Monday, has formally noti
fied Bishop Gilbert that he demands
an ecclesiastical trial, and in his de
mand, he declares that he still wished
to enjoy the communion of the church,
but would not recant either in public
or private from his position as primate
and archbishop of the Church of Amer
ica, recently organized and incorporat
ed by him.
Mr. Ginner has laid elaborate plans
for his new church. A house of wor
ship will be provided. A committee is
seeking to acquire the foundations of
the proposed Y. M. C. A. building,
which was abandoned. If this falls the
congregation may use the building on
Wacouta street, formerly occupied by
the First Baptist church. Open meet
ings are to be held every Thursday
night at the Chamber of Commerce
building, to form a choir, young peo
ple's guild and other branches of
church work. Further than this. Mr.
Ginner declares that the church
is a church of legitimate and inherited
authority, and that the authority of
apostolic succession will be conferred
before another six months.
Mr. Ginner has printed a book of
common prayer, which has been en
tered in the congressional library.
One chief difference between the be
liefs of the church founded by Mr.
Ginner and the Episcopal church, lies
in the conception of the Trinity.
The charge on which Mr. Ginner was
Easy Substitute for Muscular Work
II ecom mended.
Those unable to exercise suffer from Slcfe
Headache. Dyspepsia. Liver Hit, COOSttp*
tion. Drowsiness and the 'Blues." Beech
am's Pills rid tho systrm of impurities, ami
thus are a substitute for exercise. Thoso
who are confined indoors, the invalids, the
convalescent and the sufferers from wast
ing diseases, will And ln Bee. ham's Pills a
relief from the aches and pains which form
no small part of the miseries of life. Consti
pation and aU its attendant Ills flee before
the conquering might of Beecham's Pills. A
quarter a box their price; a golden guinea
their value.
If Tour Dealer Does Not Keep Them,
Apply to the Manufacturers,
98-100-102 East Seventh itrcs', it. Faal.
421 Nicollet Avenua, Minn.ajjl.s. I
excommunicated was that he estab
lished a schism ln the church.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money If it fails to cure. __5o
The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet.
Bade the Ten Good-Bye.
Matt. H. Berry, manager of Pain's "Cuba,"
who was arrested Monday for breaking the
Sunday law by giving a performance on that
day, forfeited his $10 ball.
Hotel Empire, New York, high-class hotel,
moderate rates. See advertisement on an
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Nnmber Six.
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