Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado Volume 22
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...C. D. Tom), for plaintiffs in error. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, for the People. Ma. JosTICE Gonoaan delivered the opinion of the court. The plaintiffs in error were convicted at the May term of the district court of Weld county for the larceny of live stock, upon two separate informations, one charging them with the larceny of a steer, the property of The Pawnee Cattle Company, and the other with the larceny of four cows and one steer, the property of The Brown & Iliff Cattle Company, on the 31st day of J anuary, 1894. The proof relied on by the prosecution to show the identity and ownership of the cattle were the brands of the respective owners, that of The Pawnee Cattle Company being an A T cross (AT-1--), and that of The Brown & Iliff Cattle Company being a combination of the letters L and F (__-'). It was shown by the uncontradicted evidence that the plaintiffs in error were, on January 31, 1894, driving four cows and two steers in the vicinity of Cedar creek, Weld county, and while so engaged were arrested and taken in charge by the witnesses Abner Alexander, Charles T. Kramer and Lew Kramer, and the cattle turned loose. These witnesses testified that one of the steers was branded with the AT--, and the other steer with the four cows were branded with the _F brand. The plaintiffs in error testified that two of the cows, a red and a white one, were the property of Shadowen and were branded with the tin cup brand, which belonged to him, and not with any other brand; that he had sold these cows to J. D. Webb, who was engaged in buying, selling and butchering cattle, and that Nelson, who was in the employ of Webb, was assisting Shadowen in driving them to his pasture; that in cutting out the two cows from a larger herd the other...
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