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VOL. 6
Commissioners Proceedings
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. April 3rd to flth 1910.
The Board of County Commissioners of Cheyenne County, Colorado, met as
per adjournment of previous meeting,with the following members present,
Walter Ramsay, Chairman, Anton X. Johnson, Commissioner. George May
field, Commissioner Present also C O Sears, Clerk
The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and various
' communications to the Board were read and and ordered filed.
The road jietUions of Anton Bloder et al, for the owning of a public road
were presented and after due consideration the following resolution was offer
ed by Mr. Johnson, and unanimously adopted to-wit:
Whereas, It is necessary for the public convenience that a public road la
opened in Township Twelve Range Forty-Nine,
And Whereas,' The Hoard has acquainted itself with the mate to be tra
versed and are familiar with all tiie facts in relation thereto,
Therefore be it resolved, the routes as prayed for in said petitions be and
the same are hereby declared to be public highways.
The several’applications for the position of engineer of the county engine
were presented and uuon motion duly seconded the application of O. A. Hed
lund was accepted.
The Clerk of this Board was instructed to obtain a list of all final proof
made in tliis-county for the period between April Ist 1915 and April Ist 1919
A notification from the State Highway Commission stating that the sum of
$9 *>oooo had been apportioned to this county for various highway purposes
was presented and after due deliberation the following resolution was offered
by Mr. Mayfield and seconded by Mr. Ramsay to-wit:
Whereas The State Highway Commission and Advisors Board have ap
portioned'to tills County the sum of S3,"00.00 for use on State highways with
in the boundaries of Cheyenne county providing this county will also appor
tion an amount equal to one half of that set aside by the State,
And Whoreas, There has l*cen apportioned from the State fund $2,500.09
to be used in the building of a bridge across the Sandy Creek south o* the
town of ICit Carson providing this county will also apportion an amount eqna
to tiie State allotment and it appearing to the best interest of tne County that
said apportionments be accepted,
Therefore, Be it resolved that the apportionments ns stated be accepted
subject to tiie provisions as stated above and the provisions of the State
Highway act.
Tiie monthly report of W. F. Williams, Sheriff of Cheyenne county was au
dited, approved and ordered ffled.
• The balance of the session was devoted to the auditing and allowance of
• the following bills and tiie Clerk was instructed to draw warrants on tiie pro;
er funds in payment of tiie same.
V ORDINARY REVENUE FUND
Geo. Mayfield Commissioner's services 22 40
Anton I. Joenson “ " 58 Xt
Walter Ramsay “ “ "fid mileage 27 .Hi
J A West cultivating court house trees 3 50
j A '' coal to county 59 32
Mauribe Howard Laundry to court house 2 05
»r »* Janitor services 90 00
C O Sears Postage, express and freight 19 1
Estlrer B Weir Superintendent’s mileage 29 H
U 1. “ Expense to Denver, Supt convention 34 Or
f i> “ “ Salary and express 97 5!
W. F. Williams Sheriff's expenses (HI 4'
ii ii “ Boarding prisoners and postage 1 75
J H Nelson Assessor’s so- 'ices and postage 104 <x
M W Puree*.r Stenographers salary 14 2s
F J Quinn Postage 14 00
V H Johnson Stamps and money order fees 1 12
V T Bruce county printing 100 <K
T J McNevin " “ I<M 00
C T Bogert “ “ and cards 101 (V
G K Gwathiney “ “ and stationery 104 S'
E C Plessinger Labor on jail _ 19 00
Cheyenno Co Phone Co Phone rent and toll * IS 2\
Town of Cheyenne Wells Water rent T 5 9(
Out-West Ptg * Stationery Co Miscellaneous supplies to county 89 9
Clara M ICiern Holding County examinations 3 f(
H S Phillips “ " “ 3 00
Jay Detrick Deputy to Stfpt 10 00
CONTINGENT FUND
A H Walker Jurors Fees 9 70
Peter Halde .* i. 7 IP
PG Stanley *' “ 3 55
TE Howard “ “ 7 41
; -Delos Quads “ “ .4 »
RKShlrrod “ *' S 3
B E Tight “ “ 5 90
RH Collins “ " 7H
WJ Richards “ “ 7 3>
Oscar Garvlk “ 1 7 25
■ J B Hassman “ “ 7 10
Enos Plessinger “ “ 905
C D Warren “ “ 05.
.John Gallagher “ “ 3 7fi
Frank McElrny “ “ 4 <»
EarlWasburn V " 7 65
J A Cutler “ “ 9
CTPfosI •* '* 4»
, GL Norton “ ' “ 3 2
B C Jackson “ “ 3 It
David Robertson “ “ 4 4i,
. Eraest.llossen “ 9 40
.JlWMftler “ r“ 74.
C.TBngcrt “ . “ ‘ 2Of
w D Owen Court reporting 24 4'
■ fin Marshall Justice of the Peace fees 3.p
~ M “ *• “ “ “ 3.0
ROAD FUND
c P KliUlng Road Lalior 1 1501
f “ •• “ overseeing 20 91.
Ota Mayfield •* “ staking out road sOf
' E Bos sen “ “ 49 2C
' "BA Simms .... - 87 50
Ed Hayward “ " <>7 -V
;WL Davis - “ “ <» «
MaOlot “ 12 00
\ J C Bradford “ 10 «f
. Chas IX Brown “ « 10 «•
1 Clare Doe Davis .... \ non
if John Copley «• “ 29 00
f OTailaday *• •• 19 25
Berahell Davis “ 1150
Fraak Thomas II Up
Wm Kenyon “ ,‘t 17 if
J H Nichols .... II 4f
Braaa TallaJay “ “ 13 IA
CB Davis i . “ 19 26
Frai'Fiaddor l«t«
Chegenne Record.
CHEYENNE WELLS, CHEYENNE COUNTY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, MAY IS, 191#.
Geo Williams 44 44 5 5
Carl Blei field “ 44
D M Bod well 44 44 15 00
T A Dodds 44 44 4 00
S J Adams 44 44 1® 90
RE Driscoll 44 50 75
E C Driscoll 44 44 35 00
C Cummings 44 14 5 00
W H Priess 44 44 « 50
B C Johnson 44 44 2
Walter Ramsay Viewing Road 5 00
T P Hank In Auto hirj, \ ie.viig road » 925
Sam Shoffner Use of tractor on roals 157 50
W W Howard Lot purchased by county H 00
A O LaSalle Auto hire viewing road * 50
Lewis Hollenbaugh Running Engines 13 00
C F Kibbee Auto hire viewing road 11 15
Overland Garage Supplies to county 21 90
POOR FUND
T F Hankins groceries to poor 10 00
Wm Smith ‘ ”24
Kit Carson Cash Store groceries to poor 24 00
H C Homer professional services 8 90
COYOTE BOUNTY FUND
WFT 'Henderson Coyote Scalps * 200
W J Richards Coyote scalps 400
H A Burns Coyote sculps 1 00
J F Curliss Coyote scalps * (5 00
Ivan Dyer coyote scalps 2 00
J<-sepli Lieson coyote scalps 190
Peder Johnson coyote scalps - 2 00
D C Fuller coyote scalps 1 90
Henry Bunch coyote scalps 3 00
SHERIFF’S FEE FUND
W F Williams slnrilf’s fess 195 15
COUNTY CLERK’S FEE FUND '
C O Sears clerk’s services *ls 00
JUDGE’S FEE FUND
V H Johnson Judge’s salary 100 00
There being no further business before the Board until next regular meeting
to be held May 2nd A. D. 1910. Board ofc County Commissioners.
Attest: C O Sears, Clerk.
I ==3=B»gegß " HI I II »
T. & D. Amusement Co.
Moving Picture Show
MAY 19, AND 201916.
No old and torn Films, everything NEW and CLEAN,
CHARLIE CHAPLIN PLAY
Entitled WORK will be shown in 2 reels Friday night
Saiurday night will be a complete change of program
| ADMISSION 10 and 15 cents.
j Springtime Is a Delightful
| Time in California
There the hillsides and valleys are aflame with flowers, orange
Jj gloves and other works of nature, easily reached by trolley,
% automobile or on horseback.
The ocean with its surf-bathing, boating and short steamer trips
goif, tennis and other out-door sports prove a popular meant
of pastime. . ....
There are hotels for every taste and means, representing widely
differing styles of architecture. Some suggest famous hoetelries
of the old world, while others closely follow the old mission style
originated by the Franciscan Fathers.
Thev are all alike, however, in the hospitality for which Cali
fornia is famous.
The trip can be made in less than two days.
Via
Union Pacific System
Pioneer Line of the West
$60.00 ROUND TRIP
Tickets on sale daily May Ito September 30, 1916
inclusive. Limited to October 31. 1916.
Two daily trains to Lae Angelo#.
Three daily trains to San Frmncisea
For further information call on
W. E. YORE, Local Agent
• Or Address
R. S. Ruble,
Amt - C ZZL P ZZZ A ~
Mr*. R P. Piatt. C. S. Wood
row aid Gim EKtrian left Wed
nesday morning; to attend th«;
Demo Tatie State convention at
C< k».*ado Springs.
Owing- to the atormy weather
the C. L C. did not JSiet last
r'rkiajr. but will mee this Friday
at the L a a F HalL
A Senegambian on the
Fence
From Denver News May 12, 191 ft
The interests behind the proposed
“fence law” or ‘herd law,’ which is be
in# advocated as an initiated measure
to be voted on in Noveralier, are local
not rural Their stock is not on the
range by any means and they are not
“poor homesteaders’’ to be ‘eaten up’
by the cattle baron.
Like a good many pseudo-reforms,
the bill lpoks good on the surface and
would appear to the casual leader to
favor the smaller farmer. In practice
it would be to the advantage of the
land siieculator.
This measure would repeal a law
that has been u{ibn the books for thir
ty years, and which gives protection
to the farmer from range cuttle in that
he can recover damages to crops, pro
vided tliey are fenced arid the fences
broken down.
The proposed bill makes the owner
of stock liable for damage done to
crops that are unfenced. In effect, it
would prevent the feeding of animals
on the open range and unfenced lands,
which would be a hardship to home
steader and small farmer in many dis
tricts of the state. It would lead to
war and unending litigation. The man
with a small herd could be ruined in
this manner. As for the cattle baron,
that overruns the country and bears
down upon the unprotected farmer, he
no longer exists.
All the farmers’ organizations are
in opposition to the proposed law and
they are the persons in interest. Those
who understand will not sign the peti
tion and the aim semis lo be to get a,
sufficiency of signatures in the cities
under false pretense.
The Proposed Herd Law
Tine Denver Post through “The Great
Divide,” is trying t'o initiate a law
which will ruin tiie livestock industry
of Colorado.
They propose tv repeal our fence
law, which allows the owner of a crop
full damage done by trespassing ani
mals, when surrounded l>v a lawful
fence. Such fence is very simple—
such as three barb wires, posts ?t3 feet
apart, with one stay between.
In other words, they propose that
one may put in a crop any place with
out fencing the same, and can collect
damage if an animal gets into ther
crop.
This Post H« rd Law makes the own
er, or caretaker, of a tnilk cow liable
for all damage she may do of whatev
er nature; whether to persons, crops
or property; whether in the barn, pas
ture, or on the range It would pot
be safe to own a domestic animal un
der this law. No state in the Union
has such a drastic, unreasonable stat
ute.
The Legislative Committees of “The
Grange and “Fanners Union” have
tried to treat with the promoters of
this law. in an effort to modify and
rationalize the same, but have only
been inet with evasions and deceptive
promises.
Colorado has forty ntillion aens of
unfenced lands, which would be ren
dered nearly useless by this law, us
the law will not |>erinit it to be fenced,
and because of the habits of animals,
it is most impossible and impractical
to herd them* This open range is now
used by men wlio on the average have
less than 100 head of cattle horse**
per man. On the forest reserve over
50 per cent of the owners of livestock
have less than 40 head of cattle and
horses. From the liest estimates ob
tainable, there is an average mortgage
of #20.00 on every head in the state.
The cattle baron no longer exists in
thla state. The l eef trust owns no cat
tie.
The signing of these |**tilion* will
force the small stock owner to a great
expense to tight this law at the polls,
and we ask the press of Colorado anc
the good |a»op!e of our stale to protect
us against this imposition. Please i
tiie name of humanity uo not sign
these |ietliioas.
Attest: Louis 1 toe ther, Sec.
Farmers Union, Bank lllk Denver
Kudo) pit Johnson. See.
State Grange, Niwot, Colo.
John Oration, IlnwHiitield, Colo.
By authority of Legislative Commit
tee, Tl»e Stale Grange, Farmera Uniot,
and Colorado Stockgrowers Assn.
312 nth street Denver, Colo.
Washington Letter
By Edward Keating
< 'nnirrvawaMi It out 1 lie third Colorado
District.
It ia too bod that ntqr Anri
can citizen cannot read all the
printed hearings, containing the
evidence submitted to Congress
in support of the army and navy
and fortifications appropriations
bills. Then we would all have a
clearer idea of what we want to
do in the ir.att=r of "prepared
ness."
Every man in Congress wants
his country placed in a position
where it can maintain order at
home an 1 resist invasion from
abroad. Perhaps somewhere be
tween the oceans you may be
able to find a ‘piece-at-any-price*
man, but up to date h s identity
has not been revealed. Ido not
believe he exists.
There are men in Congress—
and lam one of them who feel
that, before they vote away
countless millions of the people’s
money they should be given in
formation concerning what has
been done with the hundreds of
millions we have already appro
priated for the army and -navy,
and that we should be given a
pretty definite idea of what is to
be done with the hundreds
of millions which we are asked
to appropriate this year.
OBJECT OF THE HEARINGS
We are willing to pay the bill
but we want to be assured that
"the goods” have teen and will
be delivered.
Hence the "Hearings” before
the commitcees on army, navy,
and fortifications v\ hich are en
trusted in a measure with control
of the purse-string 3 of the nation.
Membership on these commit
tees is regarded as a mark of dis
tinction by Congressmen. The
first two consist of twenty-one
members—thirteen Demoratsand
eight Republicans. The chair
men are always veterans of from
ten to twenty years’ service,
they manage the hearings and
ave "control” of the appropria
tion bills when they come before
the House.
The secretaries of war and the
navy submit their detailed esti
mates to these committees and
then the leading officials of both
iepartment3, secretaries, admir
,ls, etc—are called on to explain
ne various items. They are ex
a nined and cross-examined until
the members of the committees
feel that they have no more in
formation io give. Every word
spoken is taken down by a sten
ographer and is printed for dis
tribution among members of Con
greas and others interested.
SOME DIFFERENCES
OF OPINION
All this takes time, but the
sums involved are so big that
they' cannot be disposed of in a
few minutes. Sometimes a sin
gle witness will remain on the
stand for day. An amazing dif
ference of opinion frequently de
velops between office a of (he
same department.
Fore tan pie: There has be%..
much talk in the newspapers uud
magazines about the navy being
“undermined.” Now, the uvee
age layman would imagine that
all naval officials would agree as
to the number of men needed fc>
"man” agiven battleship in time
jf peace. Such is not the case ar
• mug to the hearings.
Secretary Daniels told of hi*
experiences wjth the captains of
one battleship. Tba first captain
iid he needed 750 men to ndh
e ship and lie waa allowed thfcc
number. In a few months he
w a transferred to a new atetfcu
«nd his successor insisted that
te could not handle the akin ast
ern ho haf 1,137 men. *
oars than his r~ifn«nia. Jh*
lasted a little While, waa ham
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