This week in history: Edward Traylor returned for trial
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal the week of March 20, 1920.
Edward Traylor returned to Colorado for trial
Edward P. Traylor, charged with a statutory rape offense, was released on a $5,000 bond before district judge Bouck on Tuesday after pleading not guilty.
Requisition papers for Traylor, who was in Pennsylvania, were signed a week ago by Governor Shoup, after a hard-fought legal battle on the part of the defense. Sheriff J. G. Detwiler and under sheriff Harry Detwiler of Summit County then immediately notified the Allentown authorities in whose custody Traylor was being held.
Winner of county spelling contest to go to Denver
The county spelling contest will be held at the school house in Breckenridge promptly at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 26. The districts so far reported to the county superintendent as entering are Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Montezuma and the Tiger Schools.
There are three prizes: $10 for first, $5 for second and $3 for third. The expenses of the winner will be paid to Denver for the state contest and the county superintendent expects Summit County as usual to carry off the prize there.
The state contest will be held Thursday, April 1 at the capitol building. There will be a picture show for the contestants Wednesday evening and a ride and luncheon for them Thursday with a visit to the state museum. The prizes for the state contest are $25 for first, $10 for second and $5 for third.
Miss Ruby Rice dies of pericarditis
Miss Ruby Rice died March 17 of pericarditis (a heart ailment) at the home of her father B. F. Rice on Soda Creek. She was born in Dillon May 5, 1899 and was well-educated having attended the Colorado State Teachers College (now University of Northern Colorado) in Greeley.
Ski tournament to be held in Dillon tomorrow
Word was received Friday afternoon by the people conducting the meet. The course at Dillon is reported to be in fine condition and some good records are expected. Several prizes will be awarded to those making the best jumps.
Wellington drill hole taps old Oro shaft
For several weeks the Wellington Mines Company has been driving a core-drill hole from the fifth level to tap the Oro shaft which contains, with its submerged drifts, a large quantity of water. Through the two inch drill hole a steady stream of water will steadily lower the water level of the Oro shaft without any strain on the present pumping plant.
When the work was stopped in the Oro shaft around 20 years ago, it was reported that a four-to-eight inch streak of good lead ore had been opened at the bottom of the shaft. The level had barely started when the water became too much for the pump plant then in use to handle and the driving of the level was suspended.
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