The Utah Construction Company [INCORPORATED]General Railway Contractors
OFFICERS DAVID ECCLES PRESIDENT W.H.WATTIS, VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER M.S. BROWNING VICE-PRESIDENT HENRY H. ROLAPP SECRETARY AND TREASUER GENERAL OFFICES 327 TWENTY-FOURTH ST. OGDEN, UTAH
DIRECTORS W.H. WATTIS DAVID ECCLES JOSEPH CLARK E.O. WATTIS A.H. CHRISTENSEN ADAM PATTERSON M. S. BROWNING C.W. NIBLEY HENRY H. ROLAPP P.O.BOX 423 PHONES 164
Ogden, Utah, Dec. 7th, 1909. 190
Mr. David Eccles.
President, The Utah Construction Co., Ogden, Utah,
Supplementing my letter of this date, I respectfully explain the method by which we arrived at the figures used in filing our lien against the St Louis Rocky Mountain Pacific Railroad Co. As stated in former letter the estimates of the Chief Engineer were not satisfactory either to ourselves or sub-contractors,and while at first we believed these injustices would be remedied as time went on and we found they were not remedied, and we foresaw litigation with our sub-contractors if we decided to abide by them, as well an heavy losses to ourselves, we had two competent and reputable engineers of acknowldged professional standing,go over the work and check it up month after month. One or the other, and much of the time both of then were there practically all the time for six months. The figures on which we based our claim for $115.000.00 were taken from their reports supplemented by such information as we received from the Chief Engineer and his assistants. I should say, however,that at one time the monthly estimates as furnished bythe Chief Engineer particularly as regards work in Cimarron Canyon showed a much higher classification than the one rendered the next month. This was because the chief engineer out down figures which he had formerly issued.
There are also some claims which we hold against the Railroad Company
by reason of extra work done and by reason of expense caused by orders to
move camp and these were combined with the others for the lien statement. WLW Yours truly, W H Wattis
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