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20 October

This Week in History — October 17 – 21, 1916

As reported by the “Summit County Journal” 100 years ago and brought to you by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance today! —————————————————————————————————————————————————-


Divorced, required to pay $25 a month alimony and enjoined from visiting his wife and children, are the terms imposed against John F. Everman of Denver.


Five boys ranging in age from 10 to 16 years were convicted in County Court of the theft of two automobiles, one of which three of their number returned to its owner and collected a $75 reward that had been offered.


Six prisoners in the jail refused to leave when five of their fellows broke out. A trusty was awakened when the last fugitive slammed the iron door as he left and sounded the alarm. A chase ensued and Frank Jones, an alleged automobile thief, was caught while his five cohorts go away through an insecurely fastened cell door.


Mrs. Rachel Anderson is suffering from a seriously burned arm, hand and face, the result of an accident while attempting to hurry a fire for breakfast by pouring coal oil on it. The can exploded.


Section 10 of the state prohibition law, which provides that shipments of liquor into the state can be seized unless they contain the words: “This package contains intoxicating liquor.” Written in large letters and in a conspicuous place on the package, was declared unconstitutional by Judge R.E. Lewis in the Federal Court.

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