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6. State whether respondent is a corporation, a joint-stock association, or a
firm or partnership. Corporation.

7. If a reorganized company, give name of original organization and refer
to laws under which it was organized. Not a reorganized company.

(Page 5.)

DIRECTORS.

Date of Expira-
Name. Postoffice Address. tion of Term.

E. Pennington Minneapolis, Minn October 27, 1914

W. L. Martin Minneapolis, Minn October 27, 1914

C. W. Gardner Minneapolis, Minn October 27, 1914

G. W. Webster Minneapolis, Minn October 27, 1914

H. B. Dike Minneapolis, Minn October 27, 1914

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS.

Title. Name. Official Address.

Chairman of the board and president. E. Pennington Minneapolis, Minn.

Vice president W. L». Martin Minneapolis, Minn.

Becretary H. B. Dike Minneapolis, Minn.

Treasurer C. F. Clement Minneapolis, Minn.

General solicitor ...H. B. Dike Minneapolis. Minn.

Comptroller (\ W. Gardner Minneapolis, Minn.

Auditor W. H. Plant Toronto, Canada

General manager W. S. Stout Toronto, Canada

General superintendent T. E. McDonnell Chicago, 111.

Traffic manager W. II. Burr Toronto, Canada

Officer to whom correspondence concerning this report should be addressed -
Name, W. H. Plant; title, auditor; official address, Toronto, Canada.

(Page 9.)

FACTS PERTAINING TO CONTROL OF RESPONDENT.

1. Date of last meeting of stockholders for election of directors. October 28,
1913.

2. Date of last closing of stock books before end of year for which this report
Is made. Books not closed.

3. Total number of stockholders of record at the date required In answer
to question 2. Five (5).

4. Has each share of stock one vote? Yea.

5. Has any issue of securities contingent voting rights? No.

6. Has any issue of securities special privileges in the election of directors?
No.

7. Did any individual, association, corporation or corporations, transportation
or other, control the respondent on June 30, 1914? No.

8. Did any individual, association, or corporation, as trustee, control the re-
spondent on June 30, 1914? Yes.

If control was so held, state:

(a) The name of the trustee: E. Pennington, W. L. Martin, C. W. Gardner.
G. W. Webster, H. B. Dike.

(b) The name of the beneficiary or beneficiaries for whom the trust was main-
tained: Minneapolis. St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway Company. (Stock held
in trust for railway.)



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(Page 11.)



MILEAGE COVERED.



Name of every steam road over which the respondent operates.

Name of Road. Miles.

Canadian Pacific Railway 253.97

Duluth. South Shore & Atlantic Railway 521.92

Manistique & Lake Superior Railway 37.00

Mineral Range Railway 79.47

Minneapolis, ht. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway 4,030.9o

Fail-mount & Veblin Railway 46.00

Spokane International Railway 161.50

Stanley. Merrill & Phillips Railway 33.00

Total 5.163.66



(Page 13.)

MILEAGE COVERED.

Names of all lines other than steam roads over which the respondent opeirates.
Observe the following order: (1) electric lines, (2) steamboat lines, (3) stage
lines, (4) miscellaneous lines.

Name of Carrier. Miles.

Escanaba Traction Co , 6.60

Mackinaw Transportation Co 4.00

Total 10.60



(Page 15.)



MILEAGE BY STATES AND TERRITORIES.



Steam

State or Territory. Road
Mileage.

Idaho 142.90

Illinois 63.09

Maine 232.40

Michigan 759.76

Minnesota 1,009.32

Montana 56.26

North Dakota 1,282.17

South Dakota 67.56

Vermont 21.57

Washington 18.50

Wisconsin 1,510.13

Total 5,163.66



Electric


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Line


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Total


Mileage.


Mileage.


Mileage.


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6.60


4.00




770.36

1,009.32

56.26

1,282.17

67.56

21.57

18.50

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5,174.26



(Page 17.)



RECAPITULATION.



Class of Carrier. Mileage.

Steam roads 5,163.66

Electric lines 6.60

Steamboat lines 4.00

Total 5,174.26



(Page 19.)

Kind.

Common .
Total..



CAPITAL STOCK.



Number
of Shares
Authorized.
. . 1.000



1,000



Par
Value
of One
Share.
$100.00

$100.00



Purpose of the Issue.
Issued for cash: Common.
Total



Total

Par Value

Authorized.

$100,000.00

$100,000.00



Total

Par Value

Outstanding.

$50,000.00

$50,000.00

Total Number

of Shares
Outstanding.
500



500



Total
Par Value
Not Held

by Re-
spondent.

$50,000.00

$50,000.00

Total

Cash
Realized.
$50,000.00

$50,000.00



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REPORT RAILROAD AND WAREHOUSE COMMISSION



(Page 29.)

INCOME ACCOUNT.

Operating Income:
Express Operations:
Gross receipts from operation— Page 33. $1,226,873.24
Express privileges — Dr. — Page 35 661,285.53

Operating revenues — Page 33

Operating expenses — Page 49

Net operating deficit

Taxes accrued— Page 53

Operating loss

Other income:
Dividends declared on stocks owned or

controlled — Page 43

Interest accrued on funded debt owned
or controlled — Page 43

Total other Income

Gross corporate loss

Deductions from Gross Corporate Income:
Reserve for accrued depreciation

Net corporate loss

Balance for year carried forward
to debit of profit and loss



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593.655.76




$28,068.05
10.836.69






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$1,960.00




1.911.15






3,871.15




$35,033.59




6.824.98




$41,858.57




$41,858.57



(Page 31.)



PROFIT AND IXJSS ACCOUNT.
Debit.



Balance for year brought forward from income account

Balance credit June 30, 1914, carried to general balance sheet — Page 57



Credit.



Balance June 30, 1913



$41,858.57
22,992.51

$64,851.08



$64,851.08
$64,851.08



(Page 33.)

OPERATING REVENUES.

Account.
I. Revenue from Transportation:

1. Express revenue

2. Miscellaneous transportation revenue

Total revenue from transportation ,

II. Revenue from Operations Other Than Transportation

3. Customhouse brokerage fees

4. Order and commission department

6. Money orders, domestic

7. Money orders, foreign

8. Traveler's checks, domestic

10. "C. O. D." checks....*

11. Telegraphic transfers

12. Letters of credit, postal remittances

Total revenue from operations other
than transportation

Gross receipts from operation

Express privileges — Dr. — Page 35

Total operating revenues



Total
Receipts.


Total
Revenues.




$1,193,779.16
4,258.10




$1,198,03 1 7.26


on:

$8,762.22

3.75

10,805.36

234.83

76.08

8,728.45

.50

224.79




$28,835.98






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661,285.53




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(Page 35.)

AMOUNTS PAID TO OTHER CARRIERS FOR EXPRESS PRIVILEGES.

Name of Carrier and Basis of Contract. Amount.

Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic, 45% $31,307.49

Idaho & Washington Northern Railway, 50% 3,038.88

Fairmount & Veblin Railway Co., 50% 384.36

Canadian Pacific Railway, 97%, less expenses 65,933.31

Manistique & Lake Superior Railway, 25c per 100 pounds 200.19

Mineral Range Railway, 45% 2,929.95

Minneapolis, St. Paul &) Sault Ste. Marie Railway, 55% and 50%

Chicago Division 358,299.97

Spokane International Railway, 50% 16,296.65

Stanley, Merrill & Phillips Railway, local, 45%; through, 50% 146.38

Arnold Transit Co., 15c per 100 pounds 82.34

Mackinaw Transportation Co., 15c per 100 pounds 2,421.28

Escanaba Traction Co., to November 30, $22.50, thence $15.00 • ' 235.05

Wm. Carmody, Wetmore & Munising, stage, $30.00 per month to July

14, 1913 9.68

Total '. $661,285.53



(Page 39.)

SECURITIES OWNED— FUNDED DEBT.

Not Held in Sinking or Other Funds.

Unpledged.
Name of Corporation Total Cost or Interest Accrued,

and Security. Par Value. Book Value. Rate. Amount.

Other than Express Companies —
Active:
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault
fcte. Marie Railway Company
and Central Terminal Rail-
way Co., first mortgage Chi- '
cago Terminal, 4% $49,000.00 $47,285.00 4% $1,960.00



(Page 43.)

SUMMARY OF SECURITIES OWNED.

Not Held in Sinking or Other Funds.

Dividends
Kind of Security. Par Value. or Interest.

Funded Debt:
Funded debt of other than express companies, active —

Pages 38, 39 and 42 $49,000.00 $1,960.00



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OPERATING EXPENSES.
Account.
I. Maintenance:

1. Superintendence

2. Buildings, fixtures and grounds

3. Office equipment

7. Horses

8. Vehicles, repairs

10. Stable equipment

11. Transportation equipment

12. Other expenses

13. Maintaining joint facilities— I>r

14. Maintaining Joint facilities — Cr

Total maintenance

II. Traffic Expenses: ,

1 5. Superintendence

17. Advertising

18. Traffic associations

19. Stationery and printing

20. Other expenses

Total traffic expenses

III. Transportation Expenses:

21. Superintendence

22. Office employes

23. Commissions

24. Wagon employes

25. Office supplies and expenses

26. Rent of local offices

27. Stable employes

28. Stable supplies and expenses

29. Train employes

30. Train supplies and t xpenses

31. Transfer employes

32. Transfer expenses

33. Stationery and pricing

34. I»ss and damage, freight

35. Ivoss and damage, money

36. Damage to property

37. Injuries to persons

38. Other expenses

39. Operating joint facilities — I)r

40. Operating joint facilities— Or

Total transportat ion expenses

IV. General Expenses:

41. Salaries and expenses of general officers

42. Salaries and expenses of clerks and attendants

43. General office supplies and expenses

44. Law expenses

45. Insurance

47. Stationery and printing -.

48. Other expenses

Total general expenses

Recapitulation of Expenses:

I. Maintenance

II. Traffic expenses

III. -Transportation expenses

IV. General expenses

Total operating expenses

Ratio of operating expenses to operating revenues, 104.96 per cent.



Amount

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1,602.55

422.5$

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1,912.65

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1,824.3?
1,894.35

14,376.87
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$47,074.0*

68,355.84

89,291.69

31.526.26

10.322.80

15,632.51

896.03

31,390.0$

65,845.11

156.22

8,412.74

670.72

17,456.02

17,334.41

8,797.69

144.32

28.27

1,050.87

129,847.45

36,788.36

$507,444.82



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40,104.90
2,754.6*
2,958.20-
5,133.40
1,140.93
225.66

$55,333.86



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23,955.29

507,444.82

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REPORT RAILROAD AND WAREHOUSE COMMISSION



(Page 69.)



IMPORTANT CHANGES DURING THE YEAR.



Here present statements as follows: 1. All extensions of tbe respondents
business over transportation lines. 2. All transportation lines from which the re-
spondent's business was withdrawn. 3. All important purchases of equipment lor
new lines'. 4. All other important physical changes. 5. All consolidations or re-
organisations effected. 6. Al! new stocks issued. 7. All new funded debt Issued
8. All changes in the respondent's holdings of stocks and funded debt. 9. Ad-
justments in the book value of securities owned and reasons therefor. 10. AH
other important financial changes.

Extensions.

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway — From Ambrose, X. D., !<■
Whitetail, Mont., 83.66 miles, effective January 15, 1914.

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway — From Drake, X. I)., to Ford-
ville, N. D., 130.95 miles, effective July 14, 1913.

Fairmount & Veblin Railway— Between Fairmount, N. D., and Veblin, S. D., 46.0*
miles, effective October 27, 1913.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company — Official revision of mileage in the state vf
Vermont shows Canadian Pacific Railway mileage to be 21.57 miles; 1912 re-
port showed 14.30 miles; increase, 7.27 miles.



Withdrawals.

Idaho & Washington Northern Railway — March 1, 1914. 103.00 miles.

Wetmore & Munising Stage Route — Four miles, July 14, 1913.

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway — Revision of mileage shows de-

crease of .07 miles.
.Spokane International Railway — Revision of mileage shows decrease of .10 mil**



(Page 61.)



CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, ETC.



Here give a concise statement of all contracts, agreements, arrangements, etc.
with other companies or persons, concerning the transportation of express matter
or the conduct of express business, which became effective or were renewed dur-
ing the year covered by this report. Give the statement in the following order,
viz.: 1. Steam railroad companies. 2. Electric, transportation companies or lines.
3. Steamboat or steamship companies. 4. Telegraph companies. 6. Telephone com-
panies. 6. Other express companies. 7. United States government. 8. Other con-
tracts.

New Contract.

Fairmoumt & Veblin Railway Company — Carriage of express between Fairmount.
N. IX, and Vetolin, S. D., effective October 27, 1913; payment, 50 per cent



(Page 63.)



COMPARATIVE STATISTICS OF EQUIPMENT OWNED.



Office Equipment:

Four-wheel trucks

office furniture and fixtures

Office safes

Horses and other draft animals

Vehicles:

Double wagons

Single wagons

Sleighs

Stable equipment (including harness).
Transportation Equipment:

Car safes

Messenger's safes

Messenger's packing trunks

All other equipment

Total



/—June
Number


30. 1913^
Value.


/—June
Number.


30, 191K
Value.


298

51
46


$10,066.03

11.693.60

7,981.86

10,611.75


365

62
77


$12,740.03

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8,694.96
1,857.82
2,359.43


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3,983.40

13,737.22

2,767.82

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3.183.84
1,922.77
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3,452.34
3,052.20
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STATISTICS OF FINANCIAL, PAPER ISSUED.

Number. Amount.

Money orders sold, domestic 212,928 $2,041,206.67

Money orders sold, foreign 1,160 24,651.20

Traveler's checks sold, domestic 1.5S9 26,060.00

"C\ O. D." checks issued 49,135 628,770.00

Other forms of remittance paper issued, postal remittances 645 25,340.49

Total 265,457 $2,746,028.36

Number of express offices in the United States, June 30, 1914 >.. 561

Number of offices in the United States at which money orders were on sale

June 30, 1914 975

(Page 65.)

OATH.
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, 1

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County of York. J

We, the undersigned, W. S. Stout, general manager, and W. H. Plant, auditor,
of Western Express Company, on our oath do severally say that the foregoing
return has been prepared, under our direction, from the original books, papers
and records of said company; that we have carefully examined the same, and
declare the same to be a complete and correct statement of the business and
affairs of said company in respect to each and every matter and thing therein
.set forth; and we further say that no deductions were made before stating the
operating revenues herein set forth, except those shown in the foregoing ac-
counts; and that the accounts and figures contained in the foregoing return em-
brace all of the financial operations of said company during the period for which
said return is made, to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.

W. S. STOUT,

General Manager.
W. H. PLANT.

Auditor.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of October, 1914.

ANDREW GEORGE FRASER,

Notary Public.



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ANNUAL REPORTS OF RAILROAD COMPANIES—

Canadian Northern Railway Company 392

Minnesota & Manitoba Railroad Company 389

Chicago & North-Western Railway Company 430

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 397

Chicago Great Western Railroad Company 407

Mason City & Fort Dodge Railroad Company 522

Wisconsin, Minnesota & Pacific Railroad Company 593

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company 415

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company 443

Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Company 4GG

Dubuque & Sioux City Railroad Company (Illinois Central) 4f3

Duluth & Iron Range Railroad Company 474

Duluth & Northeastern Railroad Company 481

Duluth & Northern Minnesota Railway Company 484

Duluth Belt Line Railway Company 473

Duluth, Missabe & Northern Railway Company 477

Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway Company 493

Duluth, Rainy Lake & Winnipeg Railway Company 487

Duluth Terminal Railway Company 4S j

Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Company 4S9

Great Northern Railway Company 501

Green Bay & Western Railroad Company 520

Minneapolis & Rainy River Railway Company 529

Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad Company 524

Minneapolis Eastern Railway Company 526

Minneapolis, Red Lake & Manitoba Railway Company 532

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway Company 544

Minneapolis Western Railway Company 5*>1

Minnesota & International Railway Company 55?

Big Fork & International Falls Railway Company 555

Minnesota & North Wisconsin Railroad Company 55»

Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway Company £5,1

Minnesota Transfer Railway Company 561

Mississippi, Hill City & Western Railway Company 564

Northern Pacific Railway Company 566

Railway Transfer Company of Minneapolis 580

St. Paul Bridge & Terminal Railway Company 583

Winona Bridge Railway Company 5S6

Wisconsin Central Railway Company 588



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SUBURBAN ELECTRIC RAILWAYS, ANNUAL REPORTS—

Electric Short Line Railway Company 59S-602

Mesaba Railway Company 603-614

Minneapolis & Northern Railway Company 624-632

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester & Dubuque Electric Traction

Company 615-623

Minneapolis & St. Paul Suburban Railroad Company 633-645

ANNUAL REPORTS OF EXPRESS COMPANIES—

American Express Company 646-662

Adams Express Company 663-702

Canadian Northern Express Company 703-712

Great Northern Express Company 713-725

Northern Express Company 726-740

United States Express Company 741-773

Wells, Fargo & Company 774-83S

Western Express Company 839-849



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Abandonment of railway lines and trackage, list of cases 105

Abandonment of railway lines and trackage, formal cases 163-165

Accidents to persons and property in Minnesota during year, statistics

of, 6

Accidents to persons, various causes 236-238

Accumulated surplus vt railways 9

Annual report of engineering department 59-81

Annual report to the governor by the Commission , 4

Annual reports of express companies 10

Annual reports of railroad companies, in detail 387-595

Annual reports of suburban electric railway companies 596-645

Annual report of weights and measures department 82-89

Annual statistics of railway companies, condensed 5

Appeal cases pending in court 16

Applications and complaints, synopsis of 101-150

Application for abandonment of railways 105, 163

Application fcr cancellation of commission merchant's licenses held

by elevator companies at Minneapolis 56-58

Application for depots and depot service 105-112

Application for exemption from provisions of clearance law, list of... 101-104
Applications, formal, for exemption frcm provisions of clearance law. 150-163

Applications for railroad crossings 120-123

Applications for railway platforms 123

Applications for relief from provisions of clearance law, list of 101-104

■ Applications for stockyards facilities, list of '! 124-128

Applications for train service, list of cases 112-116

Application to Increase minimum weight on flour and mill stuff 55

Applications to install sidetracks, spurs and industry tracks 116-120



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852 INDEX

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINIONS—

Whether or not a railway company haB a legal right to permit its

right-of-way to be used for commercial purposes 90

Opinion as to lawful passenger rates to be charged by railroads

within Minnesota under Bendixen law 90

As to whether the weights and measures department has jurisdic-
tion over scales not used for commercial purposes 91

Whether interest should be added to allowed claim for damage to

freight in transit 91

Whether section 2017, revised laws 1905, is repealed by chapter

90, general laws 1913 92

As to whether a railroad company is relieved of the requirements
of section 4256, general laws 1913, by payment of gross earn-
ings tax 93

Free time allowance specified under chapter 23, general laws
1907, for unloading cars, does not apply to reshipments of
cars 94

Opinion as to rights of railroad companies under chapter 536,
general laws 1913, in determining the amount of mileage
to exact in certain cases 95

Chapter 161, general laws 1913, relating to "uniform warehouse
receipts" covers the form of receipt for all goods and chat-
tels, including grain 95

Non-resident applicants for commission merchant's licenses must
have a place of business within state where books of account



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