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.
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
Jan 25th, 1882.
The Hecla Company held its annual meeting at Indianapolis, Ind., and
Mr. Knippenberg has been re-elected general manager for the
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
M.T. Feb. 6, 1882.
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.
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
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,
of the Glendale Public School.
of the Glendale Public School for the month ending April 7th, 1882:
number of boys enrolled……..…..25
number of girls enrolled.….……..28
of average attendance………..….84
of days taught…………….…….20
average standing, at monthly examination, of five pupils - first
average standing of five pupils - second division:
number of days’ absence………...49
number of tardinesses………….…69
number of boys enrolled…………35
number of girls enrolled………..32
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.
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.
OLD AND POPULAR GLENDALE HOUSE.)
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.
AND SEE ME.
First Hotel as you come into Glendale.
THE AVERY HOUSE
First Class House in Glendale
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.
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.
DESTROYING FEVER AT GLENDALE
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
A.R. Baker, a prominent printer of Indianapolis, will visit Glendale
Geo. M. Scott, of Salt Lake, the big hardware man, paid Glendale a
visit last week.
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
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
Mrs. H. Knippenberg and children are expected to arrive at Glendale in
a few days, to remain there this summer.
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.
HECLA COMPANY’S OPERATIONS
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Montana, Aug. 4, 1882.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
County Republican Ticket.
WHITE, of Dillon.
PARFET, of Hecla City.
F. REINHARDT, of Dillon.
Clerk and Recorder:
H. COOK, of Glendale.
FRANK SEARS, of Bannack.
M. BROWN, of Horse Prairie.
WELLS, of Glendale
WILLIS, of Willis.
Supt. Public Instruction:
GANNON, of Glendale
SAVAGE, of Dillon.
HARBY, of Bannack.
County Democratic Ticket
A. BROWNE, of Darling.
JACOBS, of Dillon.
DEMPSEY, of Bannack.
Clerk and Recorder:
D. MCGOUGH, of Dillon.
W. HARDISTY, of Glendale.
BARKLEY, of Glendale.
W.W. ROTE, of Glendale.
BARRET, of Horse Prairie>
E. GRAETER, of Dillon.
Supt. Public Instruction:
MCCARTY, of Lion City.
THOMSEN, of Dillon.
POINDEXTER, of Dillon.
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
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.
BIG VIPOND MINES
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.
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
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.
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.
Montana, September 1st, 1882.
and Jewelry repaired and manufactured.
expert workmen at prices that defy competition.
Full and Varied Stock of Gold, Silver and Nickle Watches!
full line of Ladies Jewelry, consisting of
Rings, Ear-Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces,
Sets, Opera and LeOutain Chains.
Diamond Studs, Gold and Plated
Chains, Gold Studs, Solid
Rings, Charms, Etc.
variety of FIELD or OPERA GLASSES,
CLOCKS, of all kinds.
received by mail or express, and all
warranted. Work solicited from the trade.
Beaverhead Co., M.T.
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
Mr. and Mrs. George Howard, of Glendale, are stopping at the Goodrich
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.
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
The Board of County Commissioners, at their late session, appointed the
following judges for the different precincts in the county at the
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, -
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.
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.
1882 SEPTEMBER 30
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
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,
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
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
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.
DR. SCHMALHAUSEN NOMINATED FOR REPRESENTATIVE.
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
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.
IN TOWN AND OUT.
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
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.
Don’t You Forget It.”
THAT GLENDALE COMBINATION
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
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
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.”
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 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.
CLERK AND RECORDER
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
THE HECLA CONCENTRATOR AT GREENWOOD
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 BIRCH CREEK BOOM.
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.
MILL MACHINERY FOR SALE
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,
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.