This week in history Nov. 11, 1922: Voters cast ballots, mining work sees results
This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of Nov. 11, 1922.
Election results for Summit County
Tuesday’s election showed that the vote in Summit County is no longer a vote straight down the ticket. While the Democratic office seekers were successful in all cases of county tickets, with the exception of commissioner and surveyor, no two candidates seemed to get anywhere near the same majority. Counting judges state that most of the ballots were marked for candidates of both sides.
In the local field, Dr. Condon for coroner led the ticket against his opponent. Mrs. Alice Richardson, for county superintendent of schools, was the next highest in the number of votes she secured. George Robinson ran without an opponent.
In all, there were only about 352 votes cast in Breckenridge’s two precincts, and the total votes cast in the county was a little less than 700.
Edward T. Taylor, for Congress, won the county by about 100 votes. On the state ticket, Benjamin Griffith won the county by three votes, but the remaining part of he Democratic ticket led their opposing candidates.
A.E. Wilkins, Democratic candidate for representative, carried the county by 100 votes. Christ Kaiser, Democratic candidate for commission of the Blue River District, carried Breckenridge by a good margin but lost several other precincts in the county and was about 30 votes behind when the total was counted.
Vein of high-grade ore encountered in the Detroit Mine
A streak of high-grade sulphide ore was encountered in the lower level of the Detroit shaft last week by the leasers on the property. This was the first sulphide ore to be opened on the property, with the values before mostly being in the quartzite formation.
The Detroit lease has been operating the past summer and enjoys a reputation of paying its own way since it started. Four cars of ore have been shipped form the upper workings when it was found that more water was coming in than could be handled with the small pumps. Larger equipment was installed and the crosscut pushed ahead with all speed. The encountering of the high-grade lead sulphide streak was the reward to the leasers for their persistence in work. The streak is sad to be about 2 feet in thickness.
Work resumed on Sundown Placer
Work on the Sundown Placer shaft resumed this week. This shaft was sunk last winter and encountered the contact thought to be the same as that of the Standard.
During the spring, the waters forced the operators of this shaft to suspend operations, and nothing was done on it during the past summer. The water in the shaft has now been lowered about 12 feet, and no difficulties in handling the same is expected while the work is continued for a few feet further.
The contact at this point is said to be an exceptionally thick, with 18 feet of vein matter having been sunk through and no footwall yet encountered. When the ore was first cut, it showed values of about $40 per ton.
History of the Standard contact on Gilson Hill shows the greater values of the footwall, and the leasers of this shaft are looking for a good ore find when they encounter the lower wall at this point.
Local news notes from all around Summit County
- Mr. and Mrs. Lark Millea welcomed a daughter on Friday.
- Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wilson had a son on Wednesday.
- J.M. Thomas of Montezuma was a business caller in Breckenridge yesterday.
- Wm. Hoffman returned to Breckenridge yesterday from Denver after an absence of several months.
- Commissioners Recen of Kokomo and Andrew Lindstrom of the lower Blue were in Breckenridge this week in attendance of the regular November meeting of the board.
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