Pueblo County, Colorado
Colorado Weekly Chieftain, June 1, 1868 Quite an interesting habeas corpus case enlivened the office of the Probate Judge the other day. A Dutchman of the Tentonic (?) origin had intermarried with a fair Mexican maiden of Castillian descent and for more than a year the twain had lived and loved all on the banks of the classic "Warfino," and nothing ad interim had come between them except a boy baby. From some cause, however, the old folks didn't take kindly to their Tentonic son-in-law, and induced their daughter - only fourteen years old - to return to the parental dirt roof and _____ hearthstone where for two weary months, either ri et aracis (?), or by moral suasion, she and the infant muchacho have been kept, as the husband and father verily believes, in duress, and restrained of their personal liberty and desire to return to his bed and board, in violation of magna charta and what not. So the bereaved husband came to town and took legal counsel of Stone and Thatcher, attorneys, who immediately sued out a writ of habeas corpus before his Honor Judge Bradford of the Probate court, to get possession for the husband of his "frow" and child. The writ was served on the "cruel parents" who forthwith retained to defend them Macdonald, the pertinacious Scotch barrister of Doyle's ranch, and the whole out-fit _________ mounted in Mexican style - ________ and man behind - on ____________. An interesting ______________ scene ________ (section covered with tape marks…) weeping wife __________ the rude grasp of her _______________ had fallen sobbing into the arms _______ (beer) loving Hans and the baby should have joined in an ecstatic chorus of broken Dutch and Spanish triumph. But, alas! Romance had to yield before the stern and prosaic rigor of legal technicalities. The Judge, after hearing learned arguments of counsel, decided that he had not jurisdiction of the case. And there was no other Judge in the whole Southern half of Colorado who did have jurisdiction. So the old Spanish father remounted his sheepskin-saddled and raw-hide-caparisoned burro, and taking his daughter astride in front of (him) with her infant picturesquely indulging in its favorite "grub" at the breast, and followed by the rest of the cavalcade, just as the sun was sinking low in the Wet Mountains and casting long shadows in the vales of Hardscrabble and Mace's Hole, rode triumphantly off with the "maiden all forlorn" while he whom she had married "all tattered and torn," proceeded mournfully to George Hall's saloon and forthwith took a large sized ("crumpled) horn," and continued to do so until like the Priest in "House that Jack Built," he was "all shaven and shorn" of all his little greenbacks, and he left town the next morning sadly but philosophically with a bottle of "Impeachment Bitters" in his pocket about the time the "cock crowed in the morn," and sought the quiet vale of Huerfano all for _______________ and wait for __________.
6-25-1868 Colorado Chieftain Weekly Joseph Fuqua was arrested yesterday and brought before Mark G. Bradford, charged with assault with intent to murder, upon the person of Mr. L. R. Graves. The hearing of the case is set for to-day at 9 o'clock a.m. We deem it prudent not to make any comments upon the affair at present. Mr. Graves' injuries are not of a serious nature.
6-30-1868 Colorado Weekly Chieftain The term of the Probate Court will commence next Monday.
Colorado Weekly Chieftain, September 24, 1868
TERRITORY OF COLORADO, PUEBLO COUNTY.
In the District Court of the 3d Judicial District. To October Term A. D., 1868. Wilford B. Witt, Plaintiff. Vs. Herman Matzdorff and Henly R. Price, Defendants. - Action of Trespass.
To Herman Matsdorff, one of the above named defendants. Affidavit having been filed in the office of the Clerk of same Court, showing that you, the said Herman Matzdorff, have gone out of this Territory, so that process cannot be served upon you, you will take notice that the said Wilford B. Witt, plaintiff, instituted suit in said Court against you, the said Herman Matzdorff and Henly R. Price, on the 22d day of September, A. D. 1868, in a plea of Trespass to recover the sum of five thousand dollars, damages, and thereupon summons was issued out of and under the seal of said Court returnable to the October Term of said Court, A. D. 1868, and that said suit is still pending and undetermined in said Court.
Now, unless you the said, Herman Matzdorff, defendant, shall be and appear at said Court on the first day of the next Term thereof to be holden at the Court House in Pueblo, to said County of Pueblo, on the fourth Tuesday (it being the 27th day) of October next, A. D. 1868, and plead or demur (?), judgement will be entered against you by default.
M. G. BRADFORD, Clerk., A. A. BRADFORD, Attorney for Plaintiff., Pueblo, Sept. 23, 1868.
Colorado Weekly Chieftain, September 24, 1868
TERRITORY OF COLORADO, PUEBLO COUNTY.
In the District Court of the Third Judicial District of Colorado Territory. To the October Term A. D. 1868, Henry L. Pearson vs. Herman Matzdorff and Henly R. Price. - Action of Trespass.
To Herman Matzdorff one of the above named defendants. Affidavit having been filed in the office of the Clerk of said Court, showing that you, the said Herman Matzdorff, have gone out of this Territory so that process cannot be served upon you, you will take notice that the said Henry L. Pearson, plaintiff, instituted a suit in said Court against you the said Herman Matzdorff and Henly R. Price, on the 18th day of September, A. D. 1868, in a plea of Trespass, to recover the sum of one thousand dollars, damages, and thereupon summons was issued out of and under the seal of said Court, returnable to the October Term of said Court, A. D. 1868, and that said suit is still pending and undetermined in said Court.
Now, unless you the said Herman Matzdorff, defendant shall be and appear at said Court on the first day of the next term thereof, to be holden at the Court House is Pueblo, in said County of Pueblo, on the fourth Tuesday (it being the 27th day) of October next, A. D. 1868, and plead or demur, judgment will be entered against you by default.
M. G. BRADFORD, Clerk, A. A. BRADFORD, Attorney for Plaintiff. Pueblo, Sept. 22, 1868.
11-19-1868 Colorado Chieftain Weekly - Proceedings of The District Court.
The People vs. Damasio Garcia, Indictment for larceny. Continued to next term. H.C. Thatcher attorney for defendant.
The People vs. Damasio Gurele. Indictment for altering brands. Continued to next term. H.C. Thatcher attorney for defendant.
The People vs. Thomas Sayles. Indictment for gaming. Nolle prosequi by district attorney.
The People vs. Peter Eastman. Indictment for gaming. Indictment quashed by demurer. A.A. Bradford attorney for defendant.
The People vs. John Collins. Indictment for assault with intent to do bodily injury. Defendant tried and acquitted. District attorney assisted by G.A. Hinsdale for prosecution. G.W. Chamberlain attorney for defendant.
The People vs. William Jones. Indictment for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit bodily injury. Tried and acquitted. Baird and Hubbert attorneys for defendant.
The People vs. Joseph Cox. Indictment for keeping disorderly house. Tried and convicted. Bradford and Baird attorneys for defendant.
The People vs. Maurice Wisse. Indictment for fornication. Tried and acquitted. S.M. Baird attorney for defendant.
The People vs. Andrew Molan. Indictment for assault with intent to commit bodily injury. Tried and convicted. Henry and Baird attorneys for defendant.
The People vs. Francisco Martin, Vidal Sanchez, and Tonino Romero. Indictment for larceny. Tried and acquitted. A.A. Bradford attorney for defendants.
The People vs. Wm. Kimberland. Indictment for assault with intent to kill. Nolle prosequi by district attorney after hearing evidence for prosecution; Bradford and Henry attorneys for defendant.
The People vs. Mariano Sandoval. Indictment for larceny. Continued to next term. H.C. Thatcher attorney for defendant.
The People vs. John D. Kinnear. Indictment for false imprisonment. Continued to next term. G.A. Hinsdale attorney for defendant.
The People vs. James S. Gray. Informatu or quo Warranto for unlawfully holding office. Continued to next term. G.A. Hinsdale attorney for defendant.
The People vs. B.B. Smith. Indictment for fornication. Continued to next term.
Lewis Conley vs. D.P. Owen. Assumpsit. Trial and verdict for plaintiff, for $1,186. G.A. Hinsdale attorney for plaintiff; Thos. Macon and S.M. Baird for defendant.
The People vs. John W. Felch. Indictment quashed on demurer. Thatcher and Henry attorneys for defendant.
The People vs. John W. Felch. Indictment for malfeasance in office. Demurer to indictment filed, but not yet argued. Henry and Thatcher attorneys for defendant.
11-26-1868 Colorado Chieftain Weekly - Proceedings of District Court -
The People vs. Platte Hinman, P.M. Hinman and John Colins. Indictment for robbery, tried and acquitted. Chamberlain and Baird for defendant; Stone and Hinsdale for prosecution.
The People vs. Robert Nusbaum. Indictment for larceny; tried and acquitted. Stone for prosecution; Hinsdale for defense.
The People vs. D.W. McCormick. Indictment for obtaining money under false pretenses. Continued. Stone for prosecution; Bradford for defense.
The People vs. Juan N. Gutierrez. Information in the nature of quo warranto. Continued. Stone for prosecution; Hinsdale for defense.
J.M. Francisco vs. Thatcher et als. Trespass. Defendants motion for a new trial granted. Henry and Thatcher for defendants; Hinsdale for plaintiff.
Lewis Conley vs. D.P. Owen. Assumpsit. Defendants motion for a new trial over-ruled. Hinsdale for plaintiff; Baird and Macon for defendant.
The People vs. Philip Holzman. Peddling without a license. Continued. Stone for prosecution; Hinsdale for defendant.
The People vs. J.M. Branaman. Larceny. Recognizance forfeited and scire facias.
The People vs. Joseph Cox. Keeping a disorderly house. Motion for arrest of judgment denied. Sentenced fifty dollars fine and costs.
The People vs. Andrew Molan. Assault with intent to do bodily injury. Motion for a new trial denied. Sentenced to twenty days imprisonment and fine of fifty dollars and costs.
G.F. Rule vs. John W. Rogers. Motion for a new trial denied. Appeal to the Supreme Court. Hinsdale for plaintiff; Stone for defendant.
H. Matzdorff vs. S.W. McCormick. Application for injunction denied. Hinsdale for complainant; Bradford for defendant.
M.S. Lynde vs. M. Beshoar. Application for injunction denied. Bradford for complainant; Hinsdale for defendant.
Colorado Daily Chieftain, June 12, 1873
MOSES HALLETT, Judge., GEO. A. BUTE, Clerk.
The first case called was the people vs. John D. Kinnear, charge bigamy, verdict not guilty.
In the matter of the people vs. Robert Smith, charge larceny, the district attorney failed to make out a case, and the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty, without leaving their seats;
Keziah Wildeboor and Nathaniel E. Newcome, vs. James Q. Doyle, jury trial, verdict for plaintiff $117.00.
The people vs. James David, larceny verdict guilty;
The people vs. Benjamin Hough, charge resisting officer, motion to quash indictment sustained; defendant discharged;
Thomas Henkle & Co., vs. A. H. Snyder, default and judgement for plaintiff $380.92.
The bigamy case was the only one before the court this day which excited anything more than ordinary interest.
Colorado Daily Chieftain, December 10, 1873
DISTRICT COURT, FIRST DAY.
The court was called to order as the Hon. M. Hallat, took the bench by Sheriff Ellis. The clerk called the list of United States Grand Jurors, and were empaneled, (by) James Clellan. Foreman, R. B. Ready of Freemont county; R. M. Moore, of Bent county; J. M. Francisco of Huerfano county; J. W. Sealon, Malt France, George Summers, Fred. Schuyler, H. H. Platt, of El Paso county; E. B. Sopris, James S. Gray, Jos. David, of Las Animas county; W. H. Sweeney, Klass Wildebore, J. T. Burkley, Julius Berry, J. T. Smith, J. B. Cox, H. M. Fosdick and Charles Goodnight of Pueblo county.
On the United States Docket, are the following cases:
United States vs. James Whitley, larceny.
2. U. S. vs. Alvah Adams; purchasing public property of a soldier who had no right to sell.
3. U. S. vs. James Harvey, et. al., conspiracy.
4. U. S. vs. James Harvey, larceny.
5. U. S. vs. Romen Vigil, et. al. debt on forfeited recognizance.
6. In the matter of P. Craig; against whom a petition for adjudication was filed November 26, 1873.
The territorial grand jury, whose names we published in a late issue, were duly impaneled and received the usual charge of the court. The Judge was more than usually pointed and clear. He made special mention to the trouble between the sheep and cattle men. George Morgan, was appointed foreman.
On the docket we find the following:
1. The people vs. George C. Beckwith; larceny.
2. The people vs. William B. Hunt; larceny and embezzelment.
3. The people vs. Thos. Kemp, et. al., keeping gambling house.
4. People vs. Thos. Kemp, et. al., gambling house.
33. People vs. John Williams, et. al, debt.
34. J. S. Bousher, administrator of estate of Arnold, deceased, vs. J. N. Lacy, et. al. attachment.
35. Joseph W. Gutler vs. August Strehlow, ejectment.
36. Joseph Kenney vs. D. & R. G. R. Co; trespass.
37. Arkansas River Bridge company for use &c., vs. Board of county Commissioners of Pueblo county; trespass.
38. Wolf Landener vs. Chancie L. Hall; ejectment.
39. Chas. W. Talbott vs. George C. Beckwith; assumpsit.
40. John C. Titman vs. A. G. W. Thornhill, et. al., trespass.
41. C. P. Dunbaugh vs. B. L. Jones; attachment.
42. A. A. Bradford vs. George Christ; assumpsit.
43. William H. Young vs. Martin Van B. Harris; assumpsit.
44. Thomas N. Sayles, et. al. vs. Louis Conly.
45. David P. Moore vs. John R. Lowther; assumpsit.
46. American Central Insurance company vs. E. H. Cooper, et. al.; debt.
47. Louis Conly vs. Louis Bartels, et. al.; assumpsit.
48. John Stryker vs. H. E. A. Pickard; assumpsit.
49. David Sheets vs. John Fletcher; appeal.
50. United States freehold land and irrigation company vs. John G. Tamesing; ejectment.
51. The People, use of Otto Dupps, vs. George Johnson, et. al.; appeal.
52. B. A. Fineman & Co., vs. George F. Hall, et. al.; appeal.
53. N. H. Dunlap vs. George F. Hall, et. al.; appeal.
54. Robert T. Warrant vs. John E. Gilligan; scira facias on mortgage.
55. Jacob A. Belts (?) vs. Trednands Spilleke; assumpsit.
56. Salomon Hexler vs. A. B. Berry; Trespass on the case.
57. H. B. Tuttle vs. P. R. Thombs et. al.; assumpsit.
58. J. H. F. Newsbom vs. P. R. Thombs; assumpsit.
60. Mutual Building and Loan Association of Pueble (Pueblo?) vs. Andrew Bastlett; assumpsit.
61. Arkansas valley irrigating and milling co., vs. George Gilbert; assumpsit.
62. P. A. Simpson for use, &c., vs. J. Q. Doyle, et. al.; debt.
63. H. B. Ketchman, et. al.; vs. Phillip Nusbaum, et. al.; trespass on the case.
64. George W. Perkins vs. William P. Martin; assumpsit.
65. George N. Hepburm vs. Pueblo Printing Co.; assumpsit.
66. S. T. Suit et. al. vs. John Jenner; assumpsit.
67. J. H. T. Hewson, et. al. vs. Joel Roe; assumpsit.
68. J. O. Jordan, vs. M. M. Giles; assumpsit.
69. William H. Redfield, et. al. vs. Ferd Barndollar; debt.
70. Joseph Gutler vs. Cephas Tuttle; appellant, replevin, appeal.
There being no pressing business, the court adjourned till this morning at ten o'clock.
10-29-1874 Police - Judge Hart's court was lively on Monday. The following is the list of lawbreakers and the penalties imposed upon them:
Samuel Ward, fast riding, $7.
John Anenda, fast riding, $11.
Henry Ornando, fast riding, $13.
___Dempsey breach of the peace, $15.
James Massey, breach of the peace, $15.
The crop is rather too large for the good name of our city.
Justice Hart, on Saturday fined Geo. Stevenson ten dollars and costs for fighting.
10-22-1874 Lon Gordon, the African giant, was brought before Judge Hart on Monday morning, charged with carrying concealed deadly weapons. He contributed thirteen dollars to the city funds.
10-22-1874 Police - Things were lively in police circles on Saturday morning. The following is a list of the unfortunates and the penalties inflicted by Judge Hart:
Lorina Arragaba, drunk and disorderly, $8.00
Soberas Cavira, drunk and disorderly, $11.00
Ramon Lewis, drunk and disorderly, $8.00
Pedro Aragas, drunk and disorderly, $8.00
John T. Brown, drunk and disorderly, $8.00
A remarkable fine crop of drunks considering the hard times.
10-22-1874 Mr. E. Whitman, who had imbibed too much tarantula juice, was found dreaming the happy hours away on the sidewalk on Santa Fe avenue on Wednesday night. Judge Hart charged him five dollars.
12-20-1877 Colorado Chieftain Weekly - The District Court - Through the kindness of Col. Work, clerk of the District Court, we have obtained the following copy of the docket for the term commencing December 17th :
People vs. John Gooch, Assault with intent to kill and murder.
People vs. Wm. Thompson, Indictment committing nuisance.
People vs. Toribio Archuleta, Grand larceny.
People vs. Thomas Autobees, Grand larceny.
H.G. Tideman vs. William Craig, Assumpsit.
Colorado Springs Company vs. Jos. Reed. Ejectment.
Nicolas Hoey vs. Abe R. Ellis, Julius Bartels and Gustav Bartels. Appeal.
People vs. Cephas Tuttle, George H. Hobson and T.E. Griffin. Debt Continued for service April 24, 1877.
School district No. 1 Pueblo County, Colorado vs. Sam McBride. Attachment.
Henry Olsen vs. The Denver and Rio Grande railway company. Continued.
Knapp, Stout, & Co. vs. Curtis Underwood, Attachment.
George M. Chilcott vs. E.H. Cooper, R.C. Cooper and H.H. Cooper. Assumpsit.
John J. Haruff vs. Lewis Conley, Covenant.
Jacob Wildeboor vs. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad company. Appeal. New Trial.
People vs. Newton Moreland and A. C. hunt Debt Forfeited recognizance.
George Kaufman vs. Ferdinand Spileke. Appeal.
County Commissioners of Pueblo county vs. T.A. Sloane, Joseph S. Thompson et al. Debt on official bond. Appealed to Supreme court.
William H. Peckham vs. Maria Peckham. Chancery. Bill for divorce.
George A. Bute, M.H. Fitch, H.O. Rettburg and Thomas M. Ward vs. Abram Goldsmith, Eva Goldsmith, Sam H. Bowman et al. Injunction.
Catherine Mericle vs Frederick Mericle, Divorce.
County Commissioners of Pueblo county vs. Denver and Rio Grande railway company. Chancery.
Thomas A. Duke vs. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad company.
Appleton, Noyes, & Co. vs. John M. Murphy. Assumpsit.
Isaac Gordon vs. Isaack Freund. Trespass on the case.
George G. Symes vs. Wm. Craig. In chancery.
Ludwig Kramer vs. county commissioners of Bent county, M.B. Price, treasurer; Charles Parsons, deputy treasurer; and county commissioners of Pueblo county. Injunction.
Abraham Staab, Adolph Seligman and William Rosenthal vs. Charles H. Blake. Debt $82,000.
Stockgrowers' National bank of Pueblo vs. Henry Schriver and Martin R. Schriver. In chancery.
S.W. Banks vs. S.S. Adams, Common law attachment.
David H. Moffat vs. Charles H. Blake, Charles A. Cook, Beaufort Carpenter, J.W.O. Snyder, Harriet Pritchard, et als. Chancery. Bill for foreclosure.
Mary Ohlsen vs. Henry Ohlsen. Chancery. Divorce.
Culver, Page, Hoyne & Co. vs. J.W.O. Snyder, Simon Snyder, et als. Creditors bill for relief.
Bank of North America vs. R. Sherman and Orlando Curtis. Under the code. Civil action.
First National bank of Pueblo vs. John W. Blom, Daniel L. Taylor and G.R. Lockwood. Complaint on note.
H.A. Stetson, appelee, vs. city of Pueblo, appellant.
George J. Rankin vs. H.C. Withers and J.W. Ritchey. Appeal.
Stockgrowers' National Bank vs. South Pueblo flouring mill company and E.S. Nettleson. Complaint on note.
G.W.Perkins vs. C.O. Everett. Replevin.
G.W. Perkins vs. Samuel Greenwood and C.B. Curtis. Attachment.
Thatcher Bros vs. W.M. Allen. Complaint on note.
First National Bank of Pueblo vs. James Clelland. Complaint on note.
James H. Divilbiss vs. William H. Crotser. Complaint on open account.
First National Bank of Pueblo vs. J.B. Andrus. Civil note.
James P. Williams vs. Samuel McBride and George W. Morgan. On note.
Jeremiah S. Adams vs. M.A. Blunt. Foreclosure.
Mary Rataizck vs. City of Colorado Springs et al. Trespass. Change of venue.
Stockgrowers' National bank of Pueblo vs. J.W.O. Snyder. Complaint on note.
William H. Seawell vs. T.C. Howard, D.F. Bolt and W.G. Robinson. Complaint on note.
August Krille and J.F. Bond, partners, vs. Samuel Rich. Breach of contract.
Thompson & Co. vs. John R. Lowther and Sarah Elizabeth Lowther. Complaint on note.
George W. Perkins vs. John R. Lowther. Same.
First National Bank of Pueblo vs. John R. Lowther, Same.
Thompson & Co. vs. John R. Lowther and Sarah Elizabeth Lowther. Attachment in aid.
St. Louis National bank vs. John R. Lowther. Complaint on note.
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