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1882 JAN 14

At a stated communication of Glendale Lodge No. 23 A.F.&A.M., held at Masonic Haul, Glendale, Montana, December 24th, A.D. 1881.  The following officers were elected and duly installed for the ensuing year:  W.M. - Joseph C. Keppler, S.W. - Geo. T. King, J.W. - Charles Armstrong, Treasurer - O.W.W. Rote, Secretary - Byron N. Cook, S.D. - John Gannon, J.D.C. - Thomas Martin, Stewards - Z.E. Thomas and R.A. Ferster, Tiler - John T. Longley.



Glendale, Jan 12th, 1882. 
    Our burg has assumed its usual complacency, after the anxious suspense attending the introduction of small pox in our midst; no cases developed out of the Stage family, and the dread disease was beginning to be looked upon as a scourage well passed, when excitement was carried to the highest pitch, by the bringing in a well developed case from Wise River. The patient was immediately conveyed to the pest house where he is at present, doing nicely.
    Upon investigation the afflicted was ascertained to me a Mr. Lewis - a tie chopper, and was brought to this place in an open sleigh driven by one Martin, entering town at the upper end of Main street, and traveling the entire length of the street.  The next morning Martin decamped and it is fair to presume is effectually spreading the contagion at present.
    The Holidays passed uneventfully here with the exception of a few drunks who amused themselves by firing their revolvers off in the air Christmas night; but our sister town, Lion City, wound up the day’s hilarity by having one man shot in the neck (the ball making a flesh wound only) and by numerous blackened eyes.

The Hecla Company’s furnaces are turning our their usual amount of bullion and our business men are confident of a more active summer’s trade, than they have experienced for the past two years, in view of the extensive operations contemplated by the Hecla Co. during the present year viz; A wood flume seven miles in length to convey wood from the heavy timber near Canyon Creek, to the charcoal kilns 16 in number, which will be built just north of the works.  Concentrating works of large capacity which will be erected on Trapper Creek about two miles this side of Lion city, also additional furnaces and improvements indefinite now.  The Company are consuming large quantities of coke, Pennsylvania parties having contracted to furnish fifteen hundred tons at such figures as to make its consumption profitable to the Hecla.

    Messrs. Murphy, Neel & Co. have the contract for hauling the ore from the mines and employ about thirty men and two hundred mules.  Their camp is located about half-way between the mines and smelter, and constitutes a village of no small pretensions itself.
    School which closed during the small pox scare has re-opened.
    Our newly appointed P.M., Mr. Joe Keppler is fitting up his office next door west of the jewelry store, and expects the new sets of boxed this week, they are of the same style as those in the Dillon office, which are so admired.   ZENAS

1882 JANUARY 28


Glendale, Jan 25th, 1882. 
Mr. Editor: 
    The Hecla Company held its annual meeting at Indianapolis, Ind., and Mr. Knippenberg has been re-elected general manager for the ensuing  attended.
    The Glendale Justice got his cheek froze coming up from Melrose.  Strange that so hard a substance would freeze.
    The social life of Highland Park (Glendale addition)  was enlivened by a taffy pull given by Mrs. Charles Armstrong on Wednesday evening.   
    The Connors, of Melrose, gave a dance on last Tuesday evening.  Quite a number from Glendale were in attendance.  They report a splendid time, and unite in saying “long may the Connors wave.”
    Last Saturday several sleigh loads of Glendaleites attended the ball given at Dewey’s Flat for the benefit of the public school of that district.  The new proceeds were not large but all who participated had a pleasant time.


1882 FEB 04


    The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Martz died on the 27th.
    Cold weather stopped Murphy, Neel & Co.’s outfit on the last of January.
    E.E. Glover, of the Glendale Hotel, gave a nice social hop on Wednesday evening, which was well attended.
    The Glendale Justice got his cheek froze coming up from Melrose.  Strange that so hard a substance would freeze.
    The young lady had him when she said: “Why, Frank, you are quite a criterion,” but he replies: “No , Miss, I am a Missourian!”
    The social life of Highland Park (Glendale addition) was enlivened by a taffy pulling given by Mrs. Chas. Armstrong on last Wednesday evening.
    The Connors, of Melrose, gave a dance on last Tuesday evening/  Quite a number from Glendale were in attendance.  They report a splendid time, and unite in saying “long may the Connors wave.”
- Last Saturday, several sleight loads of Glendaleites attended the ball given at Dewey’s Flat for the benefit of the public school of that district.  The new proceeds were not large but all who participated had a pleasant time.


1882 MAR 04

- Emma D. Avery, vs. Henry H. Avery, divorce, continued, the court ordering defendant to pay plaintiff $100 and $30 per month, from date, for her support.  $250 attorney’s fees and $50 to procure evidence in the cause.
- Pond and Urlin vs. Frank Solander, debt, judgment against defendant in sum of $164.38 and costs.
- Two suits of N. Armstrong & Co, vs. Frank Gilg, et al. Judgment against defendants for $433.60 and costs.


1882 MAR 11


The co-partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the name and style of Martin & Page, engaged in the general merchandise business in this city; is this day dissolved by mutual consent.  Either partner is authorized to settle all bills and pay all outstanding debts.  The stock and fixtures, and good will  we have sold to Mssrs. Wilson, Rote & Co.  Thanking our friends and customers for the liberal patronage we have received and wishing a continuance of the same to our successors who we cheerfully recommend to their confidence. 

Glendale, M.T.  Feb. 6, 1882. 
Thomas Martin. 
Samuel Page.


    Referring to the above notice:  J.S. Wilson, of Dillon, O.W.W. Rote and G.V. Byrnet, of Glendale, have this day formed a co-partnership under the name and style of Wilson, Rote & Co., for the transaction of a general merchandise business.  Glendale, M.T.  Feb’y 6, 1882.  J.S. Wilson.  O.W.W. Rote.  G.V. Byrnet.


1882 APRIL 01

More Ore In Sight at Present than Ever Before.
    From a gentleman just down from Hecla City, and who spent a couple of days in examining the mines of the Hecla Company at that place, we learn that all the mines operated by the company at the present time are looking exceedingly well.  Our informant, who knows,  says that the company in its palmiest days, when working the immense ore bodies of the True Fissure mine, did not have as good a showing for ore as there is now developed in the Cleopatra mine, one of the properties of the company that is being vigorously worked.  The ore body opened in the Cleopatra, which is of a high grade for smelting, is huge.  The mine is daily producing a large yield of first class ore.
    Late developments in the lowest levels of the famous Atlantis mine are of the most assuring character.  This mine has yielded thousands of tons of rich ore in the past, and the body of ore recently opened at an incline depth of nearly 1,500 feet is not only extensive but it is very rich.
    The other mines of the Hecla Company are all showing finely, and they are in excellent condition.  Mr. James Parfet, mining superintendent of the company, has been signally successful in the last year in directing the opening and working of these mines as his efforts have been crowned with complete success in every instance. 
    Slight repairs on the furnaces of the company at Glendale being required, they were shut down for a few days last week, in order to put the furnaces in such shape as to insure a long and uninterrupted run in the future.  This will be accomplished, as the necessary repairs have been made.
    The management of the Hecla Company’s affairs, both to working the mines and running the furnaces, is all that the stockholders of that company could wish or expect.  Manager Knippenberg makes a success where his predecessor made a failure and run the company in debt.

The dry good's firm of Losee and Clarke has been dissolved.  Mr. Clarke will continue the business in his own name.

    Kinna and Jack are closing out their hardware house at Glendale.  Mr. Mahan, who has been superintending the Glendale branch, goes to Butte, where he will be engaged in the interest of the same firm.
    Glendale is enjoying a season of life and prosperity, equaling that of any former period in history of the town.  Merchants and business men are doing a lively business trade and the cry of dull times is not heard in that town.
    A portion of the road between the mines at Hecla City, and the furnaces at Glendale, is almost impassible for hauling ore over it, and Murphy, Neel and Co. have pulled off a part of their teams until the road gets in a better condition.
    Both furnaces of the Hecla Company shut down last Tuesday, for the lack of fuel.  The company has an abundance of coke on the U.P. road, and between 20 and 30 car loads at Ogden, awaiting shipment over the Utah and Northern.
    John Cannovan has returned from Butte where he has been for the past three months.  He will take charge and open the Cannovan House again, commencing on the 1st of May.  John knows how to keep a hotel and obtain a large run of customers.
    Gardening in Glendale gulch is a profitable business.  A gardener rents ten acres of ground in the gulch, below town for which he pays $50 per acre, yearly, for rent, but he makes money raising garden stuff although he pays $500 a year for the rent of a small patch of ground.
    On Wednesday all the miners and laborers - excepting those with families - were notified to go to the company’s several boarding houses, at Hecla City, to board.  Quite a number of the workmen called for their time, preferring to quit work rather than make the change desired by the company.


    The co-partnership heretofore existing between Judson B. Losee and Albert G. Clarke, jr., under the firm name and style of Losee & Clarke, in the dry goods business at Glendale, Beaverhead Co., Montana, is this day dissolved by mutual consent.  Mr. Losee retires from, and Mr. Clarke will continue, the business in his own name and right.
    All liabilities owing or doe to the late firm are to be paid to Mr. Clarke, and all debts owing by , or due from, said firm are hereby assumed, and will be paid, by Mr. Clarke.  Glendale, April 7th, 1882.


1882 APR 22

Report of the Glendale Public School.
Report of the Glendale Public School for the month ending April 7th, 1882:
Room “A”
Whole number of boys enrolled……..…..25
Whole number of girls enrolled.….……..28
Average number belonging…………..….36
Average daily attendance…………..……30
Percent of average attendance………..….84
Number of tardinesses……………….…101
Number of days taught…………….…….20   
Highest average standing, at monthly examination, of five pupils - first division:
Mamie Gannon……………..…..………92
Joseph Raymond……………..…..……..91
Mary Pond……………………………..100
Frank Hardisty……………………….….85
Willie Hardisty…………………....…….85
Highest average standing of five pupils - second division:
Joseph Cannovan………………………100
Oscar Vance………………………….….80
Mary Hardisty……………………….…..73
Katie Cannovan…………………………76
Blanche Machan…………………….…..74
Room “B”
Whole number of days’ absence………...49
Whole number of tardinesses………….…69
Whole number of boys enrolled…………35
Whole number of girls enrolled………..32
Average number belonging…………..…48
Average daily attendance………………..46
Percentage of attendance…………..……96
J. Gannon, Principal
Mrs. H.N. Barkley, Assistant.

    Deputy Sheriff Vinson, of Glendale, at 1st accounts, was at the head of a formidable posse, armed with repeating rifles, going towards the mouth of the Madison, in hot pursuit of the horse-thieves who stole Joe Browne’s horses.  The thieves, two in number, were corralled one in the willow near Silver Star but opened fire on the deputy’s posse, shooting acting-deputy sheriff George Lane of Madison County in the right arm and disabling him, and the robbers escaped.  Our informant says that the valley of the Jefferson is full of armed men who have besieged the patches of willows and brush, and that the thieves will be captured dead or alive.


1882 ARR 29

Two Butte Elopers Make The Riffle.
    It is a very difficult matter to head off or capture elopers who are determined to commit matrimony.  Fortune always seems to favor elopers and then generally make the riffle, regardless of consequences.  The last case commenced at Butte on Wednesday evening.  Bert Porter and Miss Fannie J. Davis, a sweet-sixteener, evaded the watchful eye and eloped.  The came down to Silver Bow and taking the train passed on to Melrose.  At Melrose they switched off and went up to Glendale where Justice Avery, who is ever ready to promote happiness, joined the eloping pair in the holy bonds of matrimony - otherwise called mate-rimony.   Mrs. Rabjohn, the mother of Miss Fannie, thought to head off the elopers and invoke the aid of the law to help her to capture her daughter and she took the early morning trained at Butte for Dillon.  Arriving here on Thursday morning, Mrs. Rabjohn entered complaint before Judge Graeter for abduction or the like.  A warrant was issued and placed in the hands of the deputy sheriff who expected to catch the elopers on the next down train.  Mrs. Rabjohn, with motherly solicitude, watched for the coming train.  Along in the afternoon a dispatch was received from daughter Fannie, at Glendale, stating that she had gone and went and done it and as married and was as happy as happy could be.  Mrs. Rabjohn was awful mad.  The mother took the next train to Butte, but whether reconciliation, forgiveness and all the like of that has since ensued deponent saith not.


1882 MAY 28

Traveling public will do well to give it a call.  Everything neat and clean about the house.  Mr. Murray’s Stable in connection with the House.  The only Sample Room in the Town is in this House.
The First Hotel as you come into Glendale.
John Cannovan, Proprietor.


1882 JUN 02

Only First Class House in Glendale
H.H. AVERY, Proprietor
Glendale, Montana
1882 MAY 06

The Glendale Camp. 
    An intelligent correspondent of the Salt Lake Tribune, writing about Glendale, observes: “It is built upon a rather better plan than the majority of mining towns, there being a number of substantial rock and brick buildings, and an entire absence of the poor shanties that so often characterize mining camps.  The stranger, entering Glendale, is surprised at the prosperity  of the place and number of business houses, all doing well.  Nearly every branch of trade is represented, and there seems to be a solidity which is seldom seen in towns dependent on mining for existence.  The cause is found in the well grounded faith of the community in the mines of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company.

 Joseph Kessler Kills David Eckery. 
    On last Sunday evening, about 9 o’clock, Joseph Kessler killed David Eckery at the point close to the lower bridge at the crossing of the creek at Glendale.  Kessler used a revolver, it is supposed, and fired but one shot, at very close quarters.  There had, it is presumed, been some difficulty between the men about Eckery’s wife - at least that is the report.  Kessler, in company with two men named Cop and “Red” had concealed themselves on the evening of the homicide in the willows near the bridge, apparently laying in wait for the coming of Eckery.  About 9 o’clock that night Eckery emerged from a house near by where it is stated his wife was stopping, and on approaching the place where the three men were concealed Kessler stepped our of the covering and stopped Eckery with - “You have been threatening to kill me and I want you to take it back,” when Kessler fired.  The ball, which was of large caliber, entered Eckery’s left breast above the nipple and passed through both lungs and the fleshy part of the right arm.  Eckery died almost instantly.  Kessler does not deny the shooting, but says he done it in self-defense.  Eckery had no weapons about him.  A Coroner’s jury found Kessler guilty of feloniously shooting Eckery.  The preliminary examination of Kessler as principal, and Cop and “Red” as accessories, was going before Justice Thomas yesterday at Glendale, the result of which we were unable to obtain.


1882 JUN 03

    A gentleman just down from Glendale says that the burg over which the fires of the Hecla Company’s furnaces cast such sustaining and invigorating rays is lively.  Our informant says that Glendaleites are intoxicated with a violent attack of county-seat-removal fever, and many think of call on Leavitt to come back to help Dr. Schmalhausen in prescribing for the rampant multitude.  The disease is virulent, but we are pleased to learn, is only endemic, and is not likely to spread over the county in epidemic form.  Many respectable citizens of Glendale are, however, prostrated with this local disease.  Joe Metlin and Rote have had attacks, with their trouser pockets full of it, and yet no antidote has been administered to save them.  Many of the leading citizens of Glendale had it in its first, second and third stages, and it appeared to be prevailing in the worst degree.  Our informant was unable to learn the cause of the sudden breaking out of this local disease, but a man from Butte said the fever was super induced by the fires of the Hecla furnaces which had been kept steadily burning for the last year.  The Butte philosopher said, before he left for home, that the fever could be effectually quieted by the Hecla Company blowing out its furnace fires for, say three months, at the expiration of which time, according to the Butte expert, Glendale would be as quiet as a tomb, with not a single symptom of county-sear fever prevailing within its limits.  The saving of the Glendale community depends on the flat of the Hecla Company.  Any how, something should be done for Glendale, for many of the good men of that town are suffering from this destroying fever.

1882 JUN 10

The Hecla Company’s Operations.
    The Hecla Company’s furnaces, at Glendale, are running constantly, and a steady ore-supply is assure.  Murphy, Neel & Co.’s teams are hauling, from the mines at Hecla City, about seventy tons of ore per day.  The amount of ore on hand at the mines is large, and the mines are in such a thoroughly opened shape that the extraction of ore daily of a quantity sufficient to keep the furnaces running is an easy matter.  The furnaces are reducing about eighty tons of ore per diem; including the necessary number of tons of fluxing required, and stacks of base silver-lead bullion are turned out every day.  The site selected for the erection of large concentrating works by the Hecla Company is at a place convenient to the large group of  developed and undeveloped mines owned by the company.  These works, it is understood, will be constructed as rapidly as circumstances will admit, as the extraordinary amount of low-grade concentrating ore developed in the Hecla mines demands the speedy construction of these works.


1882 JUN 24


    The general business of Glendale is good, and the merchants and business men are kept busy, and there is no complaint of dullness.
    The health of the town is excellent.  Only three patents are cared for at the Hecla Hospital, over which D. Schmalhausen exercises medical supervision.
    The great improvement in the method of running the Glendale Post office, over what it used to be, is doe to the systems adopted by Postmaster Keppler, who runs the office smoothly, and to the satisfaction of everybody.
    The late county seat racket has subsided to a great extent.  No one appears to be very much hurt over the late disposal of the question by the Board of County Commissioners.  A few are a little warm in the collar yet, but the fever is not deeply effecting any one now.
    A new secret society has been organized at Glendale.  It is a “benevolent hand of benedicts,” and its purpose is to improve the condition of children.  Married men over the age of thirty are admitted to membership, but the members are prohibited from owning any children of their own.  The society, although young, is flourishing.
    Glendale will soon have telegraphic communication with “the rest of mankind.”  the Glendale Telegraph Company has a line of poles planted to Melrose, and the wire will soon be up, connecting with W.U. wire at the railway.  This wire will prove of great advantage tot eh business men and citizens generally.  The line is five miles in length.
    Business of various kinds is conducted by a number of houses.  The firm of Wilson, Rote & Co. is up to the times.  This firm enjoys a large trade, and its customers are numerous.  Their house is centrally located in town, and their daily transactions show that they are traders, whom the people like to patronize.
    The Hecla Company’s furnaces are steadily turning out base bullion at the rate of ten tons per day.  The daily ore-supply from the mines at Hecla City amounts to sixty tones per diem. 

The supply is coming from the Fissure and Cleopatra mines, with which a quantity of Blue Wing ore is mixed and reduced.

    The monthly pay-day of the Hecla Company was on the 20th.  About $50,000 was the amount disbursed by the company.  This includes the wages of hands at the mines and furnaces, coal burners, and transportation of ores and bullion.  At the rate of $50,000 per month, the company will disburse $600,000 annually.

1882 JUL 01


    A.R. Baker, a prominent printer of Indianapolis, will visit Glendale shortly.
    Geo. M. Scott, of Salt Lake, the big hardware man, paid Glendale a visit last week.
    Mrs. H. Knippenberg and children are expected to arrive at Glendale in a few days, to remain there this summer.
    Mrs. A.H. Brown, of Indianapolis and Mrs. E.W. Nash, of Omaha, are expected with Mrs. Knippenberg, to remain several months in Montana.
    A.D. Lynch, Esq. President of the First National Bank of Indianapolis, and Treasure of the Hecla Con. M. Co., is expected at Glendale in August.
    Gen. Manager Knippenberg confidently expects a visit this summer, at Glendale from Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks and wife of Indiana.  Mr. Hendricks is a stockholder in the Hecla Company.  The people of Montana will give the great Hoosier a genuine mountain welcome when he comes out.


    Trapper Gulch has a new “city” which has sprung up suddenly.  Mr. Knippenberg, the manager of the Hecla Company has named the new town “Greenwood.”  A steam say mill is engaged in cutting lumber to build up the place.  The large Concentrating Works of the Hecla Company are being erected at Greenwood.  It is possible that this incipient city may yet fight with Glendale for the county seat, in the proposes new county of Hecla.  The new town has a beautiful location, seven miles from Glendale.  Greenwood may yet prove to Glendale what Hecla city has to Lion City.  When the Concentrating Works are put in operation Greenwood will be a live town.


    About 3,000 bushels of charcoal are being delivered daily at the Company’s smelter.  The company has contracts to keep this rate up for six months.
    The mines of the Company, at Hecla City, superintended by the rustling mine worker, Jim Parfet, are yielding a large amount of good grade ore daily.
    The Hecla Smelters at Glendale under the management of G.G. Earle, superintendent, are turning our regularly a base bullion product of 10 tons per day.
    The Company is receiving at Glendale twenty-five tons of No. 1 iron from its iron mines at Norwood.  John M. Parfet is superintendent of the iron mines.
    Murphy, Neel & Co’s train, managed with great care by A.L. Pickett is furnishing the daily ore-supply of 60 tons for the smelters from the terminus of the tramway.
    The 100-ton per day Concentrator of the Hecla Co., at Greenwood, is expected to be put in operation about the 1st of August.  All the machinery is on the ground and work is being pushed day and night.
    The Hecla Company has now founded four towns, viz: Glendale, Hecla city and Greenwood, in Beaverhead County, and Norwood, in silver Bow County.  They all have post offices, except Greenwood, which is between Glendale and Hecla City.


    Jack McCarl’s express makes daily trips from Glendale to Lion City, and return.
    Nesbitt’s gallery is well-arranged, and turns out pictures in the latest styles of the art.
    The Glendale telegraph line is finished.  It is said the wire will be extended up to Hecla City.
    Steward’s furniture store turns out nice furniture, and old articles are also neatly mended at this place.
    Foster’s express makes sure and close connection, twice a day, between Glendale and the Railway at Melrose.
    The strongest advocate for county seat removal is a man whose place of business  seldom contains a customer.
    In lower Glendale Pond & Co. catch the business, and they are provided with a good stock of goods and supplies.
    The Avery, Cannovan and Stager hotels provide luxuries and substantials in abundance for regular and transient guests.
    Devine services are held every other week in Glendale.  The leading stores close Sunday afternoon after 3 o’clock.
    Clarke’s dry goods emporium is an attractive place, where the ladies congregate daily.  Elegant goods are offered at this house.
    The old Atlantis office still stands in the principal street of Glendale - preserved, probably, as a monument of misplaced confidence.
    Alward’s drug store, has improved in appearance.  Much medicine is displayed, besides knickknacks and notions too numerous to mention.
    The President of the Glendale Brass Band does not wish to see the band whooped up until it commits some overt act.  Quite right.


1882 JULY 29

    One of the Hecla furnaces froze up suddenly the other day.  A glass of Ben Ditmer’s lemonade did it.
    Miss Ella and Hattie Potter, sisters of Harris Potter, arrived at Glendale on the 26th, from Indianapolis.
    Mr. and Mrs. George King, formerly of the Glendale Hotel, have returned to Glendale and propose to remain.
    Z.E. Thomas has sold out his interest in the firm of Thomas & Armstrong to J.B. Losee, former partner of A.G. Clarke.
     The population of Glendale is constantly increasing.  Mr. and Mrs. James Galusha have taken a new boarder.  It’s a boy.
    Andrew Trusty, a coal hauler, was kicked on the stomach by a horse on the 10th, and he died on the 23rd for the effects of the injuries.
    Bishop Brewer preached to the people of Glendale on the evening of the 26th, and ordered a discontinuance of Episcopal service at that town.
    There is a wedding about to go off at Glendale.  We are not permitted to give names, except that the happy young man is called John, for short.
    Hon. Thos. A. Hendricks, of Indiana, is expected to visit Glendale soon, and he will be the guest of Mr. Knippenberg.
    Rev. Olin Wesley Mintzer was appointed to the Glendale congregation at the Montana Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, held in Bozeman last week.


1882 AUG 05


    Our Glendale correspondent sends the following condensations:
    Politicians, dressed in linen dusters, are preaching politics on the streets, both in day and night time.
    The new telegraph line is well patronized, as the people prefer items by lightning to those received by coach.
    A Norwegian, a miner, name unknown, was killed up the gulch, the other day, wile engaged in coupling ore wagons.
    A part of Murphy, Neel & Co.’s mule outfit is laying off, as the ore-supply at the furnaces does not require the whole outfit.
    The 100-tons-a-day Hecla concentrator, at Greenwood, is fast nearing completion, with a large force of mechanics employed.
    Little damage or inconvenience was sustained from the volume of water coming down the gulch, from the recent water spout in the high mountains.


I respectfully announce to the people of Glendale and vicinity that I will close my Photograph Studio in this place on August 25th.  Parties wishing any thing in the Picture line are notified to call Immediately, as other engagements limit my stay.
J.H. Nesbitt, Artist.
Glendale, Montana, Aug. 4, 1882.


1882 AUGUST 12


A Full County Ticket placed Before the People.
    The County Democratic Convention assembled at the Court House yesterday, the 11th.  All the precincts were represented but one.  The Convention adjourned so late in the afternoon that we were unable to obtain the full and official proceedings in time for publication in to-day’s Tribune.
    Joe A. Browne, of Darling, was chosen Chairman.  Fielding L. Graves, of Bannack, was elected Secretary, and H.J. Sweet, of Dillon, Assistant Secretary of the Convention.
    We cannot give the balloting in Convention, but the following ticket was nominated:
    For Councilman - Joseph A. Browne, of Darling.
    For Representative - W.T. Jacobs, of Dillon.
    For Sheriff - Pat Dempsey, of Bannack.
    For Clerk and Recorder - Phil D. McGough, of Dillon.
    For Treasurer - Charles W. Hardisty, of Glendale.
    For Probate Judge - W.G. Barkley, of Glendale.
    For County Commissioners - O.W.W. Rote, of Glendale, and Martin Barret, of Horse Prairie.
    For Assessor - A.E. Graeter, of Dillon.
    For Superintendent of Public Instruction - Charles McCarty, of Lion City.
    For Coroner - C.L. Thomsen, of Dillon.
    For County Surveyor - John Poindexter, of Dillon.
    Delegates to the Territorial Democratic Convention - Joe A. Browne, A.M. Morrison, A.G. Clarke, R.M. Bateman, W.B. Gaffney, H.J. Sweet, L.C. Fyhrie, Phil Poindexter,  John R. Wilson, Phil Shenon, Fielding L. Graves, Mart. Barret. W.T. Jacobs, Terrance Flynn.
    Beaverhead County Democratic Central Committee - Dr. H. Schmalhausen, chairman; Lou C. Fyhrie, Fielding L. Graves, Con Bray, William B. Carter, A.M. Morrison, Joe Shineberger.

Weather hot and dry, and roads too dusty for comfort.

    Our Glendale insider forwards the following items:
    Foster is erecting a new building adjoining his saloon, to be used for an express office.
    Queer coal measures are reported to have been discovered within eight miles of the limits of Glendale.
    Dr. Schmalhausen is authority for reporting the health of the gulch better than it has been for over a year.
    Martin Gawalksky is the name of the Polander who was crushed to death between two ore wagons at Hecla city.
    Candidates are busy explaining “the impossibility” to resist the solicitations of numerous friends to run for office.  “Rock me to sleep, Mother.”
    Speaking politically and paragorically, it will be found at the coming election that a candidate’s public and private record must be white if he gets there - be he Democrat or Republican.
    The Hecla Company’s concentrator, at Greenwood, is nearing completion.  The concentrator promises to become one of the most important institutions connected with mining in Beaverhead County.



1882  AUG 19

Wilson Sheep


     Dr. Zugbaum, of Glendale, paid Dillon a visit.
    A.J. Lyons, of Keppler’s jewelry store at Glendale, favored the Tribune office will a call.

Ed R. Alward has gone up to Butte on a few days’ spin, leaving Ed Maxwell to physic the Glendaleites, ad interim.

    In the coming year all of the Hecla’s ore will be delivered by rail at Greenwood, and the ore-teams will haul from that place.
    The great Hecla concentrator, at Greenwood, is nearly finished.  Manager Knippenberg hopes to have it in operation by the first of next month.
    An attempt was made to scare Glendale folks by reporting a Chinaman down with the small pox.  Investigation proved that there was nothing in the report.
    A body was found, on the 13th, lodged at the head of the large island in the Big Hole river at Melrose, but decomposition had advanced so far that identification was impossible.
    Mrs. Austin H. Brown, wife of Hon. A.H. Brown, of Indianapolis, Ind., is visiting at Mrs. Knippenberg’s.  Both ladies expect to return to their homes in Indiana in September.
    Jack Reynolds has a race on the tapis for the 20th.  From reports circulated it will be one of the most exciting races ever run at this place it come off according to program.
    Both of the County Conventions gave Glendale and Trapper Gulch a very liberal showing on the county tickets.  This will make the political fight wax hot in this section until November’s frost cools the pot political.
    Miss Lizzie Reynolds gave us an exhibition of equestrianism by mounting one of those animals classified by Mr. Mark Twain as “a genuine Mexican Plug.”  Despite the protest of her parents and the vigorous bucks of the bronco Miss Lizzie had her ride out.

    The large Hecla concentrator will use up daily  100 tons of second class ore, of which the company has about 50,000 tons on hand.
    The Hecla Company has struck a new streak on Lion Mountain.  The company has opened at last their Ariadne mine, located below the Cleopatra.  Eight feet in width of solid ore has been displayed, and Superintendent Parfet thinks it will be a bigger mine than the Cleopatra.


Meeting of the Convention Nomination of the County Ticket.
    The Republican convention of Beaverhead County assembled in the Court House at Dillon, on Monday, the 14th, pursuant to the call of the Central Committee.
    R.Z. Thomas, Esq., of Glendale , was elected Chairman, and James R. Sias, of Dillon, was chosen Secretary.
    The Committee on Credentials reported twenty-seven delegates present.  Bannack, Argenta, Spring Hill, Red Rock, Horse Prairie, Blacktail and one or two other small precincts not being represented.
    On motion, the Convention adopted the Two-Thirds Rule for nomination candidates.
    The order of business being reported and agreed upon, the Convention proceeded to ballot for nominees.
    B.F. White, of Dillon, for Councilman, was nominated on the fifth ballot by a vote of 18 to 9.
    James Parfet, of Hecla City, was nominated for Representative in the Legislature on the second ballot by a vote of 21 to 6.
    David F. Reinhardt, of Dillon, was nominated for Sheriff by acclamation.
    Byron H. Cook, of Glendale, was nominated by acclamation for Clerk and Recorder.
    Joseph C. Metlin, of Glendale, and James R. Sias, of Dillon, were placed in nomination for Treasurer.  Fourteen ballots were had and no choice.  The Convention then laid aside the nomination of a candidate for Treasurer and proceeded with its order of business.
    For Superintendent of Public Instruction John Gannon, of Glendale, was nominated by acclamation.
    For Assessor, on the second ballot, O. Willis, of Willis, received a two-thirds vote and was nominated by 18 to 9.
    R.Z. Thomas, of Glendale, A.F. Sears, of Bannack, and David A. Dingley, of Dillon, were put on nomination for Probate Judge.
    Convention balloted nine times without making a choice and adjourned until 7 o’clock, p.m.
    On re-assembling at 7 o’clock at 7 o’clock the Convention proceeded to ballot for Probate Judge.  On the twenty-sixth ballot A.F. Sears was nominated by a vote of 17 to 8.
    Balloting for Treasurer resumed:  For six ballots the votes stood - J.C. Metlin, 14; J.R. Sias, 13.  Mr. Sias, thanking his friends for their steadfast support, withdrew his name and moved that the nomination of Mr. Metlin be made by acclamation, with the Convention did.
    For Coroner, on the first ballot, E.E. Savage, of Dillon, was nominated.
    James Harby, of Bannack, was nominated for Surveyor.
    George M. Brown, of Horse Prairie, and John Wells, of Glendale, were nominated for County Commissioners.
    The following delegates of the Territorial Republican Convention were elected by acclamation; - D.A. Dingley, Leslie Selgrove, John Gannon, Phil Thorpe, Geo. L. Batchelder, Thos. F. Hamilton, J.C. Metlin, Byron C. Cook, H. Brundage, G.G. Earle, A.H. Foster, Jas. Kirkpatrick.
    Beaverhead County Republican Central Committee; B.F. White, chairman:  T.L. Mathews, George E. Tarbell, A.F. Sears, R.T. Wing, O. Willis, Phil Thorpe.


1882 AUG 26

Beaverhead County Republican Ticket.
For Councilman:
B.F. WHITE, of Dillon.
For Representative:
JAMES PARFET, of Hecla City.
For Sheriff:
For Clerk and Recorder:
BYRON H. COOK, of Glendale.
For Probate Judge:
A. FRANK SEARS, of Bannack.
For Commissioners:
GEORGE M. BROWN, of Horse Prairie.
JOHN WELLS, of Glendale
For Assessor:
OZIAS WILLIS, of Willis.
For Supt. Public Instruction:
JOHN GANNON, of Glendale
For Coroner:
E.E. SAVAGE, of Dillon.
For Surveyor:
JAMES HARBY, of Bannack.

Beaverhead County Democratic Ticket

For Councilman:
JOSEPH A. BROWNE, of Darling.
For Representative:
W.T. JACOBS, of Dillon.
For Sheriff:
PAT DEMPSEY, of Bannack.
For Clerk and Recorder:
PHIL D. MCGOUGH, of Dillon.
For Treasurer:
CHAS. W. HARDISTY, of Glendale.
For Probate Judge:
W.G. BARKLEY, of Glendale.
For Commissioner:
ORVILLE W.W. ROTE, of Glendale.
MARTIN BARRET, of Horse Prairie>
For Assessor:
AL. E. GRAETER, of Dillon.
For Supt. Public Instruction:
For Coroner:
C.L. THOMSEN, of Dillon.
For Surveyor:

    Glendale folks resort to the cool shades of Greenwood to picnic.
    Idle men are not numerous at Glendale. Any one wanting to work can find something to do.
    The Hecla Company’s last monthly disbursement amounted to $50,000 in crisp currency.
    The product of the Hecla furnaces in base bullion is an even thing, day in and week out.
    Mule-skinners are inquired after.  Mr. Pickett, of the Murphy-Neel outfit, wants the skinners.
    A political prophet is preaching and prophesying plenty of purification at the preaching polls.
    Candidates are quiet.  They are nursing their strength and money for the closing days of the campaign.
    Wilson, Rote & Co., who advertise in the Tribune, get a large share of the trade of Glendale and the gulch.
    An italic-eyed man, who was totally drunk, imagined the whole of Glendale full, when in fact he was the only one inebriated.

    Mr. A.J. Lyons, formerly of Glendale, wishes to inform his many friends throughout the country that he is located at No. 310 Main Street, Butte, Montana, where he is fully prepared to do all kinds of watch, clock , and jewelry repairing.  All work warranted for one year, and a written guarantee given for every watch repaired.  Money will be refunded after six months trial if the work proves unsatisfactory.  Work sent by mail or express at my expense.
A.J. Lyons,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Butte, Montana.

Developing work in the Vipond District this summer is of a highly encouraging character.  Mr. George Wing is engaged in opening the Grey Jockey mine in that district.  Recent developments on the Grey Jockey show that it is one of the largest silver mines in Montana.  The mine is now opened on the surface for a distance of seven hundred feet, displaying a vein from fifteen to twenty-five feet of free milling ore.  The average assays of this ore show it to be a paying quality, while some of it is rich.  The Grey Jockey, as far as opened, exposed not less than 40,000 tones of ore, which will produce at least a million of dollars.  The ore is worth over $25 per ton, and fully 40,000 tons can be extracted from the Grey Jockey within fifty feet from the surface.  Mr. Wing is further developing the Grey Jockey, which is an immense property, and as it is located in a district possessing all the facilities for successfully reducing the ore, it is destined to become one of the paying bonanzas of Beaverhead County.

The Hecla Company’s Big Concentrator.
    No one can have any conception of the magnitude of the improvement that the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company is making at Greenwood without personally visiting the place and seeing the immense ore concentrator. Now nearly completed.
    Greenwood is located seven miles west from Glendale on the old Lion Mountain wagon road and has been placed by General Manager Knippenberg into the mining department of the company superintended by James Parfet.
    Theo town of Greenwood contains the concentrator, a neat office located several hundred feet from the main building, a large boarding house, blacksmith shop, stable, saw mill, and three dwelling houses.  The company expects soon to erect some half dozen more dwelling houses.
    The Hecla Company has taken up some three or four mill sites at Greenwood and will prevent the erection of any saloons, as they are not essential to human happiness or successful mining operations.
    Owing to bad weather and a late Spring, the concentrator was not commenced until June 10th.  When one visit’s the place now and sees the amount of work done in so short of time he is impressed with the fact that energy has been displayed in constructing the works.  Mr. Henry Kemper is the efficient master of construction and millwright and when the immense structure is finished it will certainly reflect credit on his skill as a builder.
    A narrow gauge railroad is being finished with T rail from the mines to the highest point of the concentrator, a distance of three miles.  The road will be completed by September 1st.
    A ditch and flume, one-half mile long, is nearly ready for use.  The flume is two feet high and one and one-half feet wide.  It carries the water from Trapper Creek to the summit of the mountain above the concentrator, and from the fore bay to the water wheel a twelve inch gas pipe is laid 575 feet.  This, which is a vertical fall of 100 feet, furnishes the water power and water for the concentrator.
    The water, after providing the motive power for the concentrator, passes into a large tank and from that to the trammels, jigs and tables.  This arrangement was made to economize water in case of a low stage in the creek and to prevent any waste of water.
    The large engine now idle at Lion is to be brought down and put in place, and in case of a failure of water the concentrator will be run by steam power.
    The principal office of the Hecla Company’s mining department will hereafter be at Greenwood, with which an assay office will be connected.
    The concentrator is one of the most important mining enterprises undertaken by the Hecla Company.  It will concentrate one hundred tons of second-class ore daily.


1882 SEP 02

    The case of Dr. Otto Zugbaum vs. A.E. Meredith, was tried at Glendale on August 2nd, before Justice R.Z. Thomas.  The Doctor sued Mr. Meredith for the sum of $25, for alleged medical services and attendance of the defendant’s wife.  The defense, which was ably conducted by Judge Pratt, of Glendale, entered the counter-plea of malicious prosecution.  The testimony developed a rather lively state of conjugal affairs, as it seems that the gay Doctor had persisted in coming to the house when told to stay away.  That Mrs. Meredith was so fascinated with the Doctor’s professional services that she left her husband and accepted the protection of the Esculapian disciple.  Her testimony and behavior in the court room detracted from the Doctor’s influence on the jury - he having conducted his own case.  Mr. Meredith claimed and proved that he had paid the plaintiff $10 of the amount, and upon asking the plaintiff how much was yet due, the latter replied, “Two bits.”  Jury found for the defense, the Doctor to pay the two bits, and the costs devolved on the plaintiff.  The Doctor will, perhaps, remember the old adage about the client being his own lawyer.  The report is out that there are a large number of bills which will be repudiated, as the Doctor was practicing without a license.  For a man who repudiates his just debts there is little sympathy.  The Doctor’s late partner in the Headquarters Saloon, -----Lucas, has absconded, leaving his debts for the Doctor to settle.  Verily, the way of the transgressor is hard, Mr. Meredith threatens a counter suit for practicing without license.  He seems to have good grounds.
Glendale, Montana, September 1st, 1882.

“No Tick Here!”
Watchers and Jewelry repaired and manufactured.
By expert workmen at prices that defy competition.
A Full and Varied Stock of  Gold, Silver and Nickle Watches!
A full line of Ladies Jewelry, consisting of 
Diamond Rings, Ear-Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces,
Gold Sets, Opera and LeOutain Chains.
Gent’s Diamond Studs, Gold and Plated
Vest Chains, Gold Studs, Solid
Gold Rings, Charms, Etc.
Every variety of FIELD or OPERA GLASSES,
Also CLOCKS, of all kinds.
Orders received by mail or express, and all
Work warranted.  Work solicited from the trade.
Glendale, Beaverhead Co., M.T.


1882 SEP 09

    A.J. Urlin, of Missoula, is in town, serving on a trial jury.
    Judge Avery, of Glendale, is putting in his time on the Grand Jury.
    W.C. Turner and J.C. Rodgers, attorneys, of Glendale, are attending court.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Howard, of Glendale, are stopping at the Goodrich House.
    G.G. Earle, superintendent of the Hecla Furnaces at Glendale, dropped down on a short visit.
    Maj. W.G. Barclay, of Glendale, spent two days in taking a census of the Democratic noses in the Dillon precinct.
    James McCarty, of Lion City, the Democratic candidate for “school boss” of this county, paid the Tribune office a call.
    Joe. C. Metlin, Republican candidate for Treasurer, gave a few lectures on how to secure a Republican triumph in November.


watch repair

    The Hecla Company is only employing in it s mines at Lion Mountain sixty to seventy miners at present, that number of men being sufficient to extract an ore-supply for the furnaces at Glendale.  The furnaces are running steadily and producing their usual quantity of silver-lead bullion.

1882 SEP 16


    The Board of County Commissioners, at their late session, appointed the following judges for the different precincts in the county at the November election:
    Argenta Precinct.  Judges - J.P. Fletcher, George French, Phil M. Brown.  Polls at French’s hotel.
    Bannack Precinct.  Judges - D.M. Mason, J.F. Ferster, A.F. Sears.  Polls at Court House.
    Barrett Precinct.  Judges - W.B. Henneberry, P.F. Knowles, - Caldwell.
    Blacktail Precinct.  Judges - Phil H. Poindexter, Craig Cornell, john Selway.  Polls at Poindexter School House.
    Birch Creek Precinct.  Judges - W.H. Oliver, James King, Fred Hopp.  Polls at Oliver’s
    Bortell Precinct.  Judges - A.L. Pickett, Wm F. Fisher, C.W. Rich.  Polls at Bortell’s.
    Dillon Precinct.  Judges - C.L. Thomsen, W.B. Carter, Jas. Kirkpatrick.  Polls at Court House.
    Dewey’s Flat Precinct.  Judges - Allen Hay, H. Churchill, N.C. Barnum.  Polls at School House.
    Glendale Precinct.  Judges - B.F. Mahan, A.G. Clarke, George Chinn.  Polls at School House.
    Horse Prairie Precinct.  Judges - Pat Holahan. Thos. Pierce, G.L. Batchelder.  Polls at Pat Holahan’s.
    Lion City Precinct.  Judges - A.M. Morrison, Jos. Young, Geo. E. Tarbell.  Polls at School House.
    Quartz Hill Precinct.  Judges - W.P. Spurr, P. Knabe, George Wing.  Polls at Spurr’s cabin.
    Red Rock Precinct.  Judges - W.L. McIntosh, Joe Shineberger, Wilson Wadams.  Polls at Shineberger’s.
    Spring Hill Precinct.  Judges - Henry Gleed, J.H. Stinger, --- Bailey.  Polls at John Peat’s
    Wilson Precinct.  Judges - C. Charlton, W.F. Wood, James Mauldin.

1882 SEP 23

    The Mining Record, of New York, in its last week’s issue, gives a statement of the principal mining companies of the country and their production, showing that the Hecla Company, at Glendale, leads in Montana.   The Hecla’s production being the largest, by far, is an admirable showing for the company.  Ever since General Manager Knippenberg assumed the management of the company’s operations there has been a large gross product, from which the stockholders have received satisfactory dividends.

    J.H. Nesbitt, the Glendale photographer, is stopping in Dillon.
    Miss Clara M. Meredith, and accomplished music teacher, will spend next winter at Glendale.



    The dockets of the justices’ courts are devoid of interest.
    The two furnaces of the Hecla Company consume daily 3,200 bushels of charcoal.
    Wilson, Rote & Co., in addition to other large sales, are selling coal cheaper than daylight.
    Citizens of Glendale are in favor of a stringent law to punish those who practice cruelty to animals.
    Mrs. Geo. B. Conway expects to leave for her old home in Indiana in a few days to visit for several months.
    Judge Cyrus W. Hardisty dies on Friday last week, from consumption.  He leaves a wife and four sons.
    The failure of the Grand Jury to find and indictment against Jos. Kessler is not relished by the majority at Glendale.
    The Hecla Company paid out on the 20th inst. $54,000 - that amount being the pay role in full for the month of August.
    Mrs. Austin H. Brown, of Indianapolis, who has been visiting Mrs. Knippenberg since July, returned home last week.
    There is a “religious boom” in the gulch.  The Baptist lead, the Methodists coming next, while the Episcopalians hold their own.
    The Hecla Company now employs, in all departments, 350 men, and something over 30 horses, mules and oxen to carry on its operations.
    Sixty tons of ore is delivered at Glendale, and twenty tons of iron ore is received daily from Norwood.
    Mrs. Judge Thomas has gone to Ogden to nurse her daughter May, who is attacked with the scarlet fever at the Sacred Heart Academy.
    The public schools open on Wednesday, with a large number of scholars in attendance.  John Gannon, is principal, and Miss Nellie Potter, assistant.
    The Hecla Company has over 150,000 bushels of charcoal in its three large coal houses at Glendale, and is receiving daily from 3,000 to 5,000 bushels.
    Hon. A.D. Lynch, President of the First National Back of Indianapolis, and Treasurer of the Hecla Company, will be in Glendale the coming week, the guest of Mr. Knippenberg.




    The Festival given by the members of the Methodist Church on Thursday evening was a grand success.
    A part of the Democratic candidates will get handsome majorities at Glendale, while others will be scooped unmercifully.
    Several of the smelter men are on the sick list, but both of the furnaces are running steadily, and producing as usual.
    Ozias Willis, Republican candidate for Assessor, meets with flattering receptions among the people up this way and he is making a gentlemanly and honorable canvass that will win.
    In the fight between Byron Cook and “Little Mac,” the latter has the best of it, but Cook is well qualified, having been a deputy clerk in Rice county, Minn., he is as familiar with office work as his Democratic opponent.
    The little son of Mr. Galusha was buried on last Sunday, the 24th inst.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Duncan, the child’s grandfather.

    The quietness in political circles was broken last week by the assembling of the County Democratic Central Committee at the office of L.C. Fyhrie & Co. on last Wednesday, for the purpose of selecting an additional candidate for Representative on the Democratic ticket.  The meeting was attended by five members of the Committee, with Mr. Scott representing Mr. Bray.  Mr. Graves, the Bannack member, was absent.  There was perfect harmony and enthusiasm at the meeting.  Dr. Schmalhausen, of Glendale, was selected as a candidate for Representative.  The naming of Dr. Schmalhausen for the position is entirely satisfactory to the Democrats.  Should the Doctor receive a majority of the suffrages of his fellow-citizens in November he will prove a Representative in the Legislature who will ever be watchful of the interests of Beaverhead County and the people of Montana Territory.

    Ben Dittmer, of Glendale, spent a couple of days in town.
    Mose Morrison, of Lion city, member of the Democratic Central Committee attended the meeting and delivered the address that place the Glendale Doctor in nomination.
    Dr. Schmalhausen, Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee and nominee for Representative in the Legislature was down from Glendale for two days and interviewed his coming constituents.
    Orville W.W. Rote, Democratic candidate for “County Daddy,” came down from Glendale as a guest to enthuse the sub-Convention of last Wednesday.  Mr. Rote’s remarks on the occasion were entirely Democratic.


1882 NOVEMBER 14

    Mrs. S.E. Stage will give a ball and supper at Glendale on the evening of next Wednesday, October 18th.  All are cordially invited.  Good music will be provided, and the tickets, including supper, will be $3.

    The mammoth bonanza, the Cleopatra mine, owned by the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, is now supplying the ore to run the Hecla’s furnaces at Glendale.  It is one of the immense mines of Montana, located high up on the famous White Lion mountain, the mineral deposits of which have already yielded about $6,000,000 in silver and lead.  The Cleopatra vein has been developed to an incline depth of over six hundred feet, showing an ore-body varying from eight to thirty-three feet in thickness.  The ore is an excellent quality for smelting.  Ore hoisted from the bottom workings carries from fifty to sixty ounces in silver to the ton and a heavy percentage in lead.  The mine is expeditiously and economically worked, the ore being so soft that it is mines with picks, and very little blasting is required.  Thousands of tons of ore is opened in the Cleopatra mine and a small force of miners can daily extract an out-put of sixty five tons per diem.  The Cleopatra is a wonderful nine, and its vast reserves of good grade ore it is at present the big bonanza of Beaverhead County, and in truth, of Montana.


1882 OCT 28

Hurrah for Election!
“And Don’t You Forget It.”
I will be there, in Glendale, with and entire new outfit of scenic backgrounds and excelsiors, to take the photos, of all the candidates and electioneerers that may call on me, in any style, that is required, in the art, and second to none in the Territory.  Don’t fail to call and see yourselves.  Will re-open the first of November.
J.H. Nesbitt
Photo Artist


During the past week considerable excitement was created in political circles in Dillon and Glendale about what was termed a “Glendale Combination.”  Of course, as election day approaches, there will be plenty of rumors in circulation, many of which will be without the shadow of foundation and entirely destitute of truth, but this “Glendale Combination” move - whatever it may be or may not be - shook things wide open and elicited earnest discussion among Republicans and Democrats.  Our political reporter was unable to get any definite points or reliable information about a combination at Glendale, but the report seemed to be credited by a great many men who were open, and in many cases vehement, in expressions of condemnation at the scheme that was rumored to be on foot.  While there may not be a particle of grounds to start such a rumor, it would be well for the voters - for whose deception it is said this “combination” scheme is intended - to be watchful and on their guard lest something of a kind be perpetrated.  To be forewarned is to be forearmed, and the voter, to protect himself, will be watchful that no skullduggery is practiced on him in the preparation of fraudulent tickets that on their face may look to be the real and genuine article, when, in fact, they may be spurious.

Our Glendale itemizer writes thusly:
    The typhoid epidemic is about over.
    Jas. Shrever is the last victim to the typhoid fever.
    Treasurer Shineberger’s little notes have been received.
    Mrs. G.G. Earle and two daughters will spend the winter at Omaha.
    O. Willis is so certain of election that he is spoken of as “our assessor.”
    Dr. Schmalhausen will carry the north end of the county against the advocate of free whisky and the gag law.
    Leslie Selgrove, candidate for judge or this precinct is meeting with little opposition.
    Sheriff Reinhardt has been “mending fences” here and in lion City and thinks he will be successful.
    A.H. Foster has recently added a neat room to his block of buildings which will be used as an express office.
    Chas W. Hardisty, will not lower his standing with good men, by refusing to buy votes with whisky; he is needed badly.
    Judge R.Z. Thomas is in more favor with the Democrats than Republicans and he will again be installed by the Missouri vote.
    The post office has been designated a fourth-class office.  Joe Keppler is as attentive and polite as ever, though he loses by the change.
    “Little Mac” will make a clean sweep here.  He is acknowledge to be a good man, straight in his views, true to his friends and capable of continuing in the office which he has so successfully filled as deputy.
    The rank and file get some fun our of the election and since the fiasco of a public examination wanted by the Democratic school superintendent, Mr. McCarty in recognition of his strongest point is termed, “that literary feller,” while his opponent the pedantic pedagogue, Mr. Gannon, is humorously called “Plug Hat.”


1882 Nov 04

By the subscriber, in Glendale, Oct. 25th, 1882, one bay horse, branded S on the left shoulder, white strip in face, two hind feet white.  The said horse has been running at large for about four months.  The owner will prove property, pay charges for advertising, and remove the same.

The granite monument for the Big Hole battle-ground is in three pieces which weigh respectively 10,000, 6,200 and 5,000 pounds.  The monument, in sections, arrived on Wednesday on one of the flat cars of the U. and N.  We understand that it is to be unloaded at Silver Bow Junction from which place it will be hauled to the battle-ground.  It is of New Hampshire granite, of salt and pepper color, but as the blocks were securely encased in wooden coverings the inscriptions were not obtainable.

Rev. O. W. Mintzer, of Glendale, has made arrangements to fill appointments at Birch Creek hereafter every four weeks.  The reverend gentleman’s discourse on last Sabbath to the Birch Creekers was an appeal well calculated to reclaim the stray and erring folks of that prosperous and enlightened precinct.

Holland - At Lion City, Montana, on October 29th, 1882, of pneumonia, Richard C. Holland.


    The office of County Clerk and Recorder is one that every citizen of Beaverhead County is directly interested in, for during the course of the year every person is liable to have business with the clerk and recorder, and besides the county’s books should be kept correct.  It is essential that a competent man and a gentleman be elected to fill that office.  Of the two candidates it is believed that either is well qualified.  Mr. Byron H. Cook is a young man of good character, steady habits and should be elected there is no question but that he will prove a careful and accommodating official.  Mr. Phil D. McGough, the present deputy, is familiar with the office and as he has always proven an obliging and painstaking deputy he has won many firm friends.  For careful investigation and the digging up of errors in the outstanding warrants Mr. McGough is entitled to credit from the people.  In speaking of these gentlemen and their candidacy for office it is unnecessary to allude to the political parties to which they belong, for in choosing our county officials on next Tuesday party will cut no figure.


1882 NOV 11

    The vote for County Commissioners is close.  Mr. Rote, of Glendale, is elected, but between Mr. Harkness, of Red Rock , and Mr. Wells, of Glendale, both Republicans, it is a close call.  By the vote as reported Harkness is four ahead.

    Glendale precinct polled two hundred and forty-nine voters.
    The snow-shed , three miles in length from Hecla City to Greenwood, is finished and presents a fine appearance.
    The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company resumed paying dividends on November 1st of $15,000.
    Another rich bonanza has been struck in the north drift of the Cleopatra mine, at Hecla City.  The ore assays 60 ounces in silver to the ton and carries 34 per cent in lead.  In the Cleopatra mine over 10,000 tons of first class ore is now developed.
    The car brakes invented by James Parfet, superintendent of the mining department of the Hecla Co., is being used exclusively on the Hecla and Greenwood narrow gauge railroad, and is the only successful brake ever used on that road.
    The big concentrator of the Hecla Company, at Greenwood, was put in motion on November 2nd by Manager Knippenberg’s little 10 year old daughter, Miss Mamie and run empty for several days.  The machinery is a perfect success thus far.


1882 NOV 25


    The following Justices of the Peace, Constables, and Road Supervisors, were elected in the different precincts throughout Beaverhead County at the late election:
Justices of the Peace.
Dillon - W.B. Carter, C.L. Thomsen;  Birch Creek - J.J. Loughridge;  Dewey’s Flat - C.M. Shepherd;  Glendale - R.Z. Thomas, Bert Storr;  Lion City - George E. Tarbell;  Spring Hill - Wm. Garland;  Barrett’s - Sim Estes;  Bannack - W.R.. Billings;  Argenta - George French;  Horse Prairie - James Mansfield.
Dillon - John Nickum, George Black;  Glendale - Thos Jones, Henderson Seybold;  Birch Creek - Charles Blunt;  Barrett’s - Geo Poindexter;  Bannack - W.R. Wright;  Spring Hill - H. Gleed;  Horse Prairie - Harrison B. Brown;  Argenta - J.C. Bray;  Lion City - Pat McDonald.
Road supervisors.
Argenta - M.E. Bray;  Bannack - Jas. S Ferster;  Barrett’s - M. Colwell;  Red Rock - Emerson Hill;  Spring Hill - Geo Bally;  birch Creek - Fred Haining;  Glendale - J.W. Fruit;  Dewey’s Flat - H. Churchill;  Dillon - F.F. Conyne;  Horse Prairie - W.S. Burnett.

McDonald - At Lion City, Montana, Nov. 15th, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed McDonald, a daughter.


1882 NOV 25

    General Manager Knippenberg, of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, of Glendale, has decided one of  the most important questions, not only for the Hecla Company but for Montana Territory, that has troubled every mining man owning or holding low grade ores.  Every mining camp or low grade quartz district in our Territory indirectly owes that gentleman a debt of gratitude for deciding for them so important a question as the successful concentration of ores of an inferior grade.  About eighteen months ago Mr. Knippenberg took charge of the immense Hecla property, when he found deposited in all of mines of the Trapper district large bodies of second-class ores, assaying from seven to fifteen per cent in lead and running from twenty to fifty ounces in silver to the ton.  How to make this worthless wealth available has been his constant study.  During the first year of his management the condition of the mines and company made it utterly out of the question to make a great improvement, but having redeemed the property and placed it on the dividend-paying basis, the manager resolved that during the second year the work should be accomplished.  During the present year there has been expended in the erection of the Greenwood Concentrator over $50,000.
    On November 15th the large concentrator at Greenwood was put in operation, running day and night, and the results were entirely satisfactory.  The product from the jigs was brought up to fifty-four per cent in lead and one hundred and seventeen ounces in silver to the ton; the table product was brought up to fifty per cent in lead and fifty-four ounces in silver; the silica was brought down as low as eleven per cent in much of the product.  The loss in silver in the tailing will be materially reduced.  The first few days run on the concentrator was not an average test as Supt. Parfet furnished it with Cleve and Franklin ores owned by the Hecla Co. to concentrate, as they only run seven per cent in lead.
    The Fort Scott Machine and Foundry Co. furnished the beautiful machinery for the concentrator, which was designed by Prof. Few Stivolinska.  The Professor is a man of large experience in concentrating machinery and he has been at Greenwood for over one month.


1882 DEC 02

    Deputy Vinson, of Glendale, brought down  on last Wednesday a prisoner who was sentenced to serve thirty-eight days in the County Jail.  The defendant his a Chinaman with a rock, which is contrary to the peace and dignity of the Glendale precinct, and he was sent up for that offense.  This recruit will keep the jail from becoming mildewed from emptiness and disuse.
    The Thanksgiving Ball, given by the Masons and Odd Fellows of Glendale, at Metlin’s Hall, was one of the finest dances ever enjoyed by the citizens of that place.
    The entertainment given by the ladies of Glendale last week for the benefit of the Methodist Church of that town was a very successful affair financially.  Out of the $73 of gross receipts, $65 was realized to aid the church.  It is proposed to repeat the entertainment at an early date as it was so well received by Glendaleites that it will bear repeating.
    O.W.W. Rote, County Commissioner elect, of Glendale, is exchanging sympathies with his Dillon friends.
    Z.E. Thomas and wife, of Glendale, came down on Wednesday’s train and proceeded to the Puller Hot Springs in Madison County.
    Geo. E. Tarbell, of Lion city, a radical Republican, is down from the “snow line,” paying taxes and hurrahing ever the late political victory in old Beaverhead.


1882 DEC 16


    Glendale supports ten saloons, in four of which gambling tables are run.
    On the 1st inst., the Hecla Company paid its regular monthly dividend of $15,000.
    The charcoal burners that were “nativized” on election day are seeking winter quarters.
    The gross output of the Hecla Company’s smelter, for the month of November, will reach $90,000.
    General Manager Knippenberg expects to start soon for his home in Indianapolis, Ind., and his family will go with him.
    A grand Masonic Ball is to be given at Metlin’s Hall, by the members of Glendale Lodge, on the evening of Dec 27th.
    A Supper and Fair, for the benefit of the Methodist Church of Glendale, is to be given on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 22nd and 23rd.
    The big concentrator, at Greenwood, is idle.  On the 5th inst., Trapper Creek fell seven inches, and the result was the water wheel stopped.  Manager Knippenberg is putting in a large boiler and a sixty horse power engine, which is expected to be in operation by the 20th of this month.
    Treasurer Shineberger will not relinquish the office that he has filled with singular ability for nearly two years until the 1st of next March, when Treasurer elect Joe C. Metlin will take the position.
    John Gannon, the new Superintendent of Public Instruction, enters an inviting field for the display of activity in the cause of education throughout the county.  Mr. Gannon will have a rare chance to promote the welfare of the public schools of the county by taking an active interest in school matters.
    The next meeting of the Board of County Commissioners will witness a change.  C.W. Turner, of Glendale, and Dave E. Metlin, of Bannack, will not be on the Board.  O.W.W. Rote and John Wells, both of Glendale, will occupy seats on the Board.  The new Commissioners are energetic and careful merchants who are expected to unite with Commissioner Lovell in an economic administration of county affairs.  They will prove active officers.


1882 DEC 23

Wilson - Hardesty - At Glendale, Montana, at the residence of the bride’s parents, on Thursday, Dec. 14, 1882, by Justice R.Z. Thomas, Mr. John S. Wilson and Miss Carrie Hardesty, both of Glendale.

    The result of the examination recently made by Eastern experts of the Birch Creek mining properties, as mentioned by the Tribune, will be the formation of a company to develop the mines.  A meeting will be held at the house of O. Willis today (Saturday) at which a temporary organization of the company will be effected.  The enterprise will be supported by General Manager Knippenberg, of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, and by Messrs. Barton and Nash, the former President and the latter Secretary of the Omaha and Refining Works, together with several practical smelting and mining men in Montana.
    The company will commence development work soon.  Recent developments in the iron mines owned by this company demonstrate at least a fifteen foot crevice of magnetic ore assaying from fifty to sixty-eight per cent in iron to the ton.  The company’s copper mines also give assurance of the future value, but the main reliance - that from which the owners anticipate a harvest - is their silver mines situated four miles west of the iron locations.  Men are to be employed this winter in opening and developing these mines, and the prediction that there will be a Birch Creek boom is not a premature one.


1882 DEC 30

    One engine, but little used, about sixty horse power, with or without boiler.  One Blake patent Ore Crusher, large size.  Also, two Steam Pumps.  For further particulars call on or address,
N.C. Barnum
Glendale, Montana
December 30, 1882

The apologies of a Glendale Justice were duly received at this office, and an extra dose arrived at the Court House.  On no subsequent occasion will anything irregular be printed, unless it is too good to be lost.
    N. (Charlie) Ledoux, a Bannack pioneer, has issued invitations for a calico ball, to be given at Metlin’s Hall, on Wednesday evening, January 10th, it being the 50th anniversary of his birthday.  Banquet at the Avery House, Glendale.
    Up at Glendale it is said that a woman kept Christmas in mourning.  She had been a widow twice in this year and her heart was too sad and full of feeling to be merry over two widowhoods in one year.

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