This week in Summit County history: Master Bobby Theobald entertains young friends |

This week in Summit County history: Master Bobby Theobald entertains young friends

Compiled by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
This Week In History

Master Robert Arthur Theobald made his initial bow to society last Wednesday when he entertained a number of little friends at a lawn fete and a gracious little host he proved. From the fact that Jupiter Pluvias had been paying a daily visit in the afternoon, the hours chosen for enjoyment were from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The beautiful lawn made an exquisite setting for the little guests who fluttered bout like so many tiny butterflies. A dainty lunch was served on the lawn of all the goodies that children love — and grown-ups too. Two immense cakes, each “belight with candles two” exercised a potent charm. The favors were unique little baskets of yellow jonquils and purple pansies, filled to overflowing with delicious confections.

When the guests departed, Master Robbie gave the last adieu with a serious smile and drooping eyelids for the old marplot Morpheus had touched them greatly.

Carnival to be Feature of Labor Day

All roads and trails will lead to Breckenridge on Labor Day, to witness the greatest of celebrations ever held in Summit County. Sports of all kinds will be furnished during celebration and a band will be engaged to play continuously. Ball games will be arranged with the best teams in the state and the fast Breckenridge club will be given an opportunity to prove what it can do.

Breckenridge has already done its share to make this day a success. Our neighbors should now begin to make arrangements to spend a couple of days in the county seat of Summit County. Their time here will be taken care of and they will not be allowed to forget they are being entertained.

An Aristocratic Cow Arrives in Special Coach

Egbert DeBarneure’s stable houses what is probably the most aristocratic cow that ever favored Breckenridge with her presence and service. She must be aristocratic for she is the only cow that ever arrived in our midst in the special railway coach attached to the regular passenger train.

Monday afternoon’s train from the east arrived during a torrential downpour of rain and it was a cause of general wonderment that the crew had to get around in that flood to do a lot of switching. It was found that a luggage car detached from the train and placed upon a sidetrack contained our solitary cow, consigned to Egbert DeBarneure. It is thought to have been a good thing for her dignity that she could not understand the language of the train crew while the switching was being done.

New Furniture for Council

The town council chamber, in Fireman’s hall, which was recently redecorated, was this week fitted out with brand new furniture bought from the Rogers Furniture Company. Conspicuous in the array is a fine flat top desk or library table, whichever you prefer to call it. With it is an office arm chair. A dozen comfortable chairs complete the assortment. Every piece is of solid oak and made to serve the city’s heavyweights for a long time to come.

Strikers Agree to Mediation

Announcements that mine operators in the Leadville camp had agreed to arbitrate their differences with the miners and smeltermen is taken to indicate a speedy termination of the strike which involved 1,800 men and caused the shutting down of the 37 producing mines in the district. Following a protracted session and the interchange of negotiations also came a termination of the strike at the Swift and Armour parking plants in Denver involving 900 employees.

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