DUPUTIES: R.G. LITTLEJOHN. W.B.MARTEL. L.E.DAY.
OFFICE OF W. J. GILVIN, City Assessor and Collector.
Bring this Statement with you when you come to pay taxes.
Fort Worth, Texas, ______190___
Mrs. H. T. Musick ______________________
__________________, In compliance with your request of ______________ the following information in relation to lands described, is furnished from the records of this office:
DESCRIPTION OF LANDS
|5||9 -10 -11||500||8.75||8.75|
|6||9 -10 -11||500||8.75||8.75|
|8||3 to 7, 9, 10, 11||625||9.37||6.28||15.65|
EDWIN B. RANDLE, ATTORNEY. LAND, TITLES, REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS. 711 MAIN STREET.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS August 31st. 1904
To the Hon City Council of the City of Fort Worth,
In regard to the application of Mrs H.T. Musick for relief from excessive taxes on her lots in Block O,Fields Hillside addition, heretofore filed and presented to your honorable body for consideration Your Applicant, with your permission, files this suppliment to her said application, and would respectfully represent that said application be granted for the additional reason that the Clear Fork of the river runs across said lots, cutting them in two, and some of which lots are wholly and some of them partly in the river bed.
And that in-as-much as the city has in its charter (Section 56) reserved full control of said stream within the city limites,such lots as are situated in said stream within the city limits,such lots as are situated in said stream are worthless and of no use for private purposes, and therefore, on account of said reservation of the city are rendered of no value to your applicant.
All of which she is ready to verify.
Wherefore she again prays that her application be granted and she will ever pray &c.
E.B. Randle for Mrs. H. T. Musick
Fort Worth Texas, August 4th. 1904.
To the Hon. City Council of the City of Fort Worth.
Your petioner respectfully represents that she is the owner of lots 3,4,5,6,7,9,10 and 11 in Block O of Fields Hillside Addition to the city of Fort Worth.
That the City taxes on said property or a portion thereof are delinquent for the years 1893 down to and including the year 1903, as shown by the statement of the City Tax Collectors,hereto attached; and the taxes, interest and costs on the same for said time is $147.12.
That for all of said years, with one or two exceptions, said property was assessed at an excessive valuation. That said property was as sesse for this year (1904) at $625, and the same was never worth more than when assessed for this year, whereas in the year 1896 three of said lots were assessed at $1000. And in 1898 at $1100. Which valuations are grossly excessive. And a number of others are also referred to as being excessive as shown by said statement.
That said valuations were fixed without the knowledge or consent of your applicant, inasmuch as a large portion of said taxes were assessed and accrued before she became the owner thereof,and she and her husband have had no say in fixing the valuation thereof since the same become her property.
That $625. is a fair valuation of said property and the taxes on the same at that valuation for the years it was delinquent amounts to the sum of $93.54. as shown by the statement of the City Tax Collector, in his statement No.2. the costs & interest of course make it more.
Your petitioner has no means other than this property with whic to pay these taxes, and she expects to sell a portion of the same to meet this proposition in case the same is accepted.
All of this property is situated immediately on the bank of the river and part of the same is down in the river bed.
PRemises considered your petitioner feels that it is a hardship upon her to have to pay the full amount of taxes, interest and costs as charged against siad property.
Said property is assessed this year at $625. that is, three lots 9,10 and 11 are assessed together at $500. the other five at $25.each, making the total of $625. This was probably more than they are worth prior to 1900 but to get the matter settled,your petitioner is willing and now offers to pay the taxes,less the interest and costs at said uniform valuation for the years delinquent, which amount to $93.54.as shown by the statement of the City Tax Collector. And your favor will be most gratefully appreciated.
Mrs. H. T. Musick, by EB Randle Atty
In view of the fact that the city has used to some extent the property of petitioner, we recommend that a portion of penalties and costs be remitted and the sum of $100.00 be recd in filed settlement of old tax [?] to an including year 1903 JF Henderson Moreland
Peition of Mrs. H. T. Musick
For Relief From Excessive Taxation and Proposition to settle
We your Finance Com recommend that the within petition be referred to the City Attorney for his opinion as to the validity of the assessment
Wm G Newby JF Henderson Q.T. Moreland
FILED AUG 5 1904 Jno T. Montgomery City Sec'y
STATEMENT THE ART WALL PAPER MILLS
251-253 ELM STREET
DALLAS, TEX., OCT 1 1904 190 ___
IN ACCOUNT WITH
M City of Fort Worth Fort Worth
Claims Committee of City Council Tex.
OUR SALESMEN NEVER REQURE ADVANCES NOR ARE THEY AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT
TO BALANCE, PER STATEMENT RENDERED
9 13 TO MDSE 10.47
Rejected JJ Nunnally City Auditor
IF PAID PRIOR TO __________ YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A CASH DOSCOUNT OF ______ PER CENT. WE ACCEPT PARTIAL PAYMENTS AND ALLOW THE SAME RATE OF DISCOUNT.