The sheep troubles


— July 6, 1921

Government men, state rangers and all kinds of officers have been in Moffat County this past week and, as a result, the sheep are this morning entering the White River Forest on which they have grazing permits. The cattlemen have been out in force but were not armed and the situation did not become critical.

This week an attempt was made by sheepmen to follow a county road in Rio Blanco County, but on Tuesday the road was closed by the county commissioners under the provisions of a law which went into effect that day, having been approved by the governor.

The new statute provided that a road may be closed by petition of a majority of the adjoining freeholders in this case, cattlemen. This morning the state rangers opened the road again and the sheep are now entering the reserve. It seems the law which gave the right of road closure was repealed.

Three whiskey cases

Deputy Sheriff Oren Gray of Yampa made an unusual record Tuesday when he made three arrests in succession in separate cases, all for violations of the prohibition laws.

In the afternoon he picked up George Cox at Yampa with a two-quart bottle of whiskey, only a portion of which had been transferred to the "department of the interior."

The officer started for Steamboat with the prisoner in a car driven by Levi Trantham.

Clyde Smith accompanied them as a witness. On reaching Phippsburg, Gray left the car for a few minutes, and on his return caught Johnnie Mingay, a one-legged man, in the act of giving a drink to the prisoner. Thereupon, Mingay was also gathered in, with his bottle.

Deputy Gray decided to stop a while longer in Phippsburg to search for the source of Mingay's supply and, before long, located 10 full quart bottles of whiskey in the billiard hall of J.J. Doyle, with 30 empty bottles and two gallon jugs. The empties all bore evidence of having contained liquor. Doyle was therefore added to the list of prisoners, but the jitney was loaded to capacity and Doyle was put under pledge to come to Steamboat by train, which he did.

In court Wednesday before Judge Charles Morning, Doyle was fined $200 and costs. Cox and Mingay were let off with $100 each, and trimmings, with immediate settlement of the bill.

Dancing camp frolic

A masquerade party and vaudeville show was given by the old students of the Rocky Mountain Dance Camp Saturday night in honor of the new students.

Hastily improved, the costumes provoked considerable amusement and the stunts went off well, a sword dance, a strong man exhibition, a three-act vaudeville skit and a contest in modeling, all followed by games and social dancing.

News of friends

At 7 a.m. Saturday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leckenby, occurred the marriage of H.O. Nichols and Miss Marion Leckenby. Only witnesses were the family of the bride.

After a wedding breakfast the young couple left immediately for Colorado Springs by automobile to spend their honeymoon, expecting to be gone a week. They will visit with relatives of Mr. Nichols.

Upon their return they will make their home in Craig, where Mr. Nichols makes his headquarters as a representative of the J.S. Brown Mercantile company and other Denver wholesale houses, working under James A. Brobeck. The eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Leckenby, the bride has served as deputy county treasurer of Routt County.

The wedding of Miss Gladyola Early, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.G. Early, and Fred Russell Willie, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Willie of near Yellowjacket Pass, took place last week at the home of the bride's parents, in Haybro. The Haybro band gave them a charivari and concert, after which there was a dance.

John Chura of Mystic is helping out at the Deep Creek coal mine.

The passenger train broke another record Sunday night by arriving 10 minutes before it

was due.


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