This week in history: Couple fined $10 for assault |

This week in history: Couple fined $10 for assault

Compiled by Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
This week in history
Courtesy of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archives, from the Agnes Miner Collection donated by the Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club [BHA.2015.1.11L]
Courtesy of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archives, from the Agnes Miner Collection donated by the Colorado Springs Ghost Town Club [BHA.2015.1.11L] |

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of March 13 through March 20.

Mr. and Mrs. George Quessey were defendants in an assault case heard before Justice Blair Friday evening. M. V. Mitchell charged that he had been attacked by the Quesseys in front of his home on Upper Main Street. Dick Rocket, a brother of Mrs. Quessey, was said to have been concerned in the case but could not be found yesterday.

The Quesseys and the Mitchells live upon adjoining premises, and the assault is said to have followed disputes arising over neighborhood matters.

New records among mines in district

The prospects for much development and other activity among the mines of the Breckenridge district for the coming season are excellent. A number of former producing properties have had sufficient new work done on them to warrant the belief that they will soon be shipping propositions. New companies are being formed to take over some of the old smelting ore producers under lease and bond. At least one new dredging company will be in operation with a powerful modern dredge boat in the Blue River bed, with a possibility of another boat before the year closes.

Getting ready for new dredging pit on the Blue

A gang of men has been put to work on the B. and L. placer clearing out the willows and brush for the 200x200x14-foot pit, which will shortly be excavated for the new modern dredge, which the Yuba Dredge Construction Company of California has contracted to build for Denver and other capitalists who Mark G. Evans has interested in the project. The two miles of old river bed channel, said to average 600 feet in width, are undoubtedly very rich. The erosion of the gold bearing stratum of quartzite on Iowa Hill, now covered by the Quartz Mountain Summit group of lodes and the Banner Placer, during the glacial period undoubtedly added a large quantity of coarse and nugget gold to the river gold now found in the B. and L. placer generally known as the Lambing placer.

Sharp-Goldie wedding in Breckenridge

Monday morning at 11 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. William Sauers, Miss Agnes Goldie and Benjamin Sharp were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. W. Giberson, in the presence of relatives and immediate friends. The bride is a well-known Breckenridge young lady and the bridegroom is an employee of the Wellington. The young couple will make their home in Breckenridge and best wishes for their success and happiness is extended by the community.

Young woman claims visions of victory

In a Paris boarding house kept by nuns now lives the peasant girl who has stirred the imagination of the French by her declaration that, like Joan of Arc, she has see visions and heard voices commanding her to rise up and guide the soldiers of France to victory and the deliverance of her country. She is mademoiselle Perchaud, 20 years of age, daughter of a farmer of the department of La Vendes.

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