Originally published in The Tomahawk, Tehachapi, California, on Friday, Jan. 18, 1907
The claim of O.M. Watts, the ex-brakeman who tied up a Santa Fe engine with an attachment the other day, was settled yesterday by Attorney Kaye, for Watts, and T.F. Allen, for the Santa Fe.
There was a disagreement about the amount that was coming to Watts, and he held out against the company, getting out an attachment against one of the engines for the amount which he claimed the company owed him.
Since the case has been threshed over, and the fine amount coming to Watts decided upon and agreed to by both parties, Yesterday Watts was paid some thirty three dollars, the company also shouldering the costs of the attachment.
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Editor’s Note: If I understand correctly, Watts was a brakeman for the Santa Fe Railroad, and there was a dispute about what the company might owe him — although what he was owed money for was not explained. However, he apparently was able to put a lien (“attach”) on a Santa Fe locomotive, and the company paid him $33 plus his legal costs to release the lien. (And, yes, there was a typo in the headline).
Index notes: Watts, O.M, Kaye, Attorney, Allen, Attorney T. F.