This week in history: Breckenridge mining man charged with statutory rape
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal the week of March 6, 1920.
GIRL OF 16 BECOMES MOTHER CHARGES EDW. TRAYLOR WITH STATUTORY CRIME; ARRESTED
The Denver Post gives a version of a statutory rape charge preferred against Edward Traylor by a sixteen-year-old girl of Summit county which came to light two weeks ago when the girl became the mother of a baby and disclosed her story to her parents. The Post story, under a heading, “Rich Mining Magnate Held on /Charge by Girl who Becomes Mother at 16,” follows:
Edward Traylor, well to-do-mining man of Breckenridge, Colo., middle aged, married and the father of two grown children, is under arrest at Allentown, Pa., on a statutory charge preferred by the parents of a 16-year-old Breckenridge girl.
The case is expected to draw out a bitter and protracted legal battle.
RAILROAD TRAFFIC IS BLOCKED NEAR HERE BY THREE SNOWSLIDES
This morning the train from Leadville ran into a “curtain” snowslide at Frisco and is blockaded from further progress. This place has been giving trouble from slides nearly every year. A rotary was sent from Como this morning to Frisco. There is reported to be less snow over Boreas pass, and trains are expected to run on time or nearly on time from that direction.
DIDN’T APPLY FOR INSURANCE WIFE GETS CHECK FOR $1,500
Mrs. Glen Gard, widowed on the 12th day of February when her husband an employee of the Tonopah Placers company, yesterday received a check for insurance amount to $1,500.
The commendable part of this incident lies to the fact that Mrs. Gard had never made application for this insurance and, in all events, could not have been a policy holder for a period longer than twelve days.
WHITE MULE RESULTS IN ARREST OF FOUR FOR DISTURBING THE PEACE
During the week four arrests were made for drunkenness and the offenders hauled before Police Magistrate Blair to plead guilty and pay their fines. “White mule,” which is likely moonshine, is said to be the cause of a considerable amount of exuberance displayed on the streets and in the places of business in Breckenridge during the latter part of last week and the first of this week.
It was reported that during one night, along toward morning, on Main Street, two patrons of the “white mule” vendors were rather lit up. One was said to be peacefully slumbering following a few hours of revelry, on the sidewalk in front of T.B. Thompson’s store, hi head softly pillowed in the gutter and his feet reclining on the sidewalk. At the same time another, enthused by the glory of high-powered stimulants, was diplaying rare oratorical talents that had been lying dormant in the innermost portion of his subconscious. Cicero is said to have had nothing on him.
“150% alcohol and 200% knockout,” is the verdict passed upon the quality by a local connoisseur after sampling a small quantity.
MOVIES OF SKI TOURNAMENT TO BE HERE TUES. AND WED.
Moving pictures taken of the Dillon ski tournament at the order of the Eclipse theatre management by a photographer of the Fox film company will be shown at the Eclipse in Breckenridge next Tuesday and Wednesday.
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