THE WAY IT WAS

Two-Bar Bill down again

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Aug. 3, 1921

Marion (Two-Bar Bill) Winters was before Justice O.E. Mallory twice last week on Wednesday to answer a charge of having broken into the cabin at the Willow Creek placer property and removing a quantity of materials, including the doors and windows of the building. He entered a plea of guilty and was fined. The case had hardly been closed before Winters was again arrested, this time on a charge of having made away with 1.5 miles of four-wire fence in California Park belonging to the Clay Springs Cattle Company. Ralph Denney of Clark is accused of having been associated with Winters in taking the wire.

Bride from Bulgaria

Mike Stancheff, a Bulgarian coal miner from Mount Harris, was in Steamboat today to secure a marriage license. He is not certain just when he will be able to use the important document, as his bride to be, Miss Nadeda Nicholova, has never been in the United States. She is on the way; however, his last word from her having been that she would start about 10 days ago from her home in Sofia, Bulgaria, which was formerly the groom's home and was where the courtship began.

A new Steamboat industry

Ben Padgett has started a new industry in Steamboat Springs that is meeting with instant success.

He has installed a popcorn confection and candy plant on the second floor of the former New York stock building, over his Jefferson garage, making large quantities of crispettes, which are sold on the street each evening by Edgar D. Zimmerman. Mr. Padgett has purchased considerable machinery and plans to extend his business to include the other towns of northwestern Colorado.

Etzler/Pritchett wedding

Two well-known and popular young people were united in marriage Tuesday evening when Henry E. Etzler, a prominent ranchman of Deep Creek, and Miss Dora Pritchett, formerly of that section, were married by Rev. A.M. Crippin at the Methodist parsonage.

The happy couple was accompanied by Miss Mary Pritchett, sister of the bride, Robert and Ollie Etzler, brother and sister of the groom, and friends Mrs. Mae Terhune and George A. Abbott. the bride has for the past two years been a valued member of the bookkeeping staff of First National Bank in Steamboat Springs.

Lively local happenings

Reverend and Mrs. George L. Rose arrived Monday night and will begin Union Revival services in Steamboat. The big tent is being erected at the Chatauqua grounds, advantage being taken of the seats already erected. Rev. Rose is recommended as an evangelist of great power and is ably assisted by his wife.

Dudley Swinehart, a former Steamboat Springs boy, sails today from San Francisco for Shangai, China, to begin work on a big railroad construction contract. He and Hoyt Shaw of Steamboat were planning last month to go to Peru but abandoned the plan on account of a financial depression in that country. Hoyt expects to soon join Dudley in China.

Chris Bairel of Hayden is doing a big business lately in his blacksmith shop. He has added two men to his shop force.

A derailed freight car east of State Bridge delayed last night's train for 12 hours.

Fine weather continued until Sunday, since then there has been more or less rain each day. Last week temperatures were at a maximum in the 80s. This week's high point has ranged between 70 and 78.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Brown, Dr. and Mrs. McDaniel, Carl Welch and John Burroughs enjoyed a fishing trip on Snake River Sunday and Monday.

F.L. Colley and family and Peter Stanko returned a few days ago from a most delightful outing at the Range lake where they found the fishing good.

On Monday Joe Johnson, formerly of Oak Creek, living in Wyoming for the past six months, became the owner of the 200-acre Shorter ranch, two miles north of Yampa.

The most magnificent and impressive funeral ever held in northwestern Colorado was that of a Steamboat boy, Guy L. Utter, killed on the battlefields of France and returned here for burial. Every business house was closed during the ceremony and nearly a thousand people attended the services and followed the flag-draped procession that carried the body to its resting place.

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