This Week in Summit County History: March liquor shipments total 5,181 |

This Week in Summit County History: March liquor shipments total 5,181

Compiled by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Special to the Daily
Mattie, Lucy and Lula Orsburn ride side saddle on donkeys in town (Colo.)
From the Summit Historical Society, Courtesy of Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archive |

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of April 11-15, 1916.


Liquor shipments received in Denver during March aggregated 5,181 as compared with 2,868 in February and 804 in January, according to figures compiled by Deputy W.S. Lail of the county clerk and recorder’s office. The shipments averaged in value about $10, for a total of $51,810. The increase from month to month is due, in the opinion of county officials, to the fact that liquor supplies purchased just before Colorado went “dry” on Jan. 1, have been gradually diminishing. As the prohibition law requires a 25-cent fee be paid for every liquor shipment received, the total fees collected in Denver last month amounted to $1,296.50. Half of this amount is retained by the county and the other half goes to the state. Complete figures for February, however, show that 9,335 shipments were received in the state during that month on which $2,333.76 in fees were paid. The shipments into the entire state during January amounted to 3,502.


Great variety of pictures at Eclipse

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Tomorrow afternoon and evening, the five reel feature Pathe Gold Rooster play, “At Bay,” will be shown. It is a picture into which love, conspiracy, shrewd political scheming and other dramatic phases enter and will be found deeply interesting. The Sunday feature shows should prove most popular events.

Tonight — comedy night — the police dog animated cartoon will be shown. This reel is one that has received Breckenridge’s OK. You know what to look for. There will also be a colored film, an intensely dramatic story, “Man to Man.” The Path news picture will be shown, as well as the famous Pathe educational pictures.

The management announces a new show night in Breckneridge, when on Tuesday, April 24, “The New Exploits of Elaine” in serial form will commence. The characters are the same as appeared in “The Exploits of Elaine,” Pearl White and Arnold Daily, together with the Chinaman having the feature roles.

There are few towns the size of Breckenridge which have the good fortune to enjoy presentations of the very latest reels. The Sunday features and all other pictures at the Eclipse, with few exceptions are among the latest releases.


Four-day dance by 500 Utes

The Utes have praised the great spirit for deliverance from pestilence and want during the winter months, and for the return of the spring, with their usual festivity, the boar dance. The affair commenced in Ignacio and lasted four days. Utes came from afar to take part. The participants numbered between 400 and 500.


Boulderite takes bride of 15

That Patrick O’Brien of Denver spirited the 15-year-old daughter of W.A. Janke from her home in Nederland, brought her to Boulder and married her on a license he had procured by falsifying her age, is a charge made to Sheriff Buster by Mr. Janke.


Gold shipment

goes out

The first gold shipment of the dredge season went out Thursday, when two bricks worth $42,000 were sent to the mint from Tonopah dredge No. 1. Other shipments will soon be made as the result of operations of dredges Nos. 2 and 3.

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