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1883 January 06

The gross output for December in bullion and matte of the Hecla Company will reach $75,000.

The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company paid the usual monthly dividend of $15,000 to stockholders.

General Manager Knippenberg deserves credit for the energetic manner in which he pushes the operations of the concentrator.

    Supt. James Parfet will have twenty-four cars on the Hecla and Greenwood railway operated by the “Parfet brake,” which is a success.
    The concentrator at Greenwood can now be run by either water or steam power, and no stoppage will be made hereafter except from accidents.
    John M. Parfet, superintendent of the iron mines at Norwood, has been transferred to Greenwood, and Joseph T. Street has taken charge of the Norwood mines.
    Superintendent Earle is making both of the furnaces at Glendale work.  Both furnaces are running smoothly and turning out the usual amount of base bullion.
    The concentrator at Greenwood was started up again on December 27th, and is running steadily day and night, notwithstanding the thermometer is 30 degrees below zero.
    Glendale merchants are doing a good steady trade.  They all carry good stocks, but it is noticed that Wilson, Rote & Co., who advertise in the Tribune, are doing a rattling trade.
    Our Glendale Justice started the New Year in excellent shape.  He did not get up any thing new, but resolved to enforce the jurisdiction of his court with a spirit of mercy and moderation.
    Many holiday presents now worn in Glendale came from Joe Keppler’s jewelry store.  They are nice and nobby.  Keppler keeps a fine stock on hand, and handles the post shop to the satisfaction of everybody.
    At one of the fashionable dances recently, two Glendale ladies arrived at a serious misunderstanding, but happily it terminated in an outburst of feminine “sass,” and the difficulty was adjusted without hair pulling or a knock down.

    The operations of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company for the past year have been remarkably successful.  The mines of the company at Hecla City have yielded a large amount of high grade smelting ore, and the mines are producing well now.  The furnaces at Glendale were run steadily during the past year.  The gross production of the Hecla Company, in base bullion and matte, for the year 1882 reached the enormous sum of $1,000,000.  This yield unquestionably places the Hecla Company foremost in the list of the producing mining companies in Montana Territory.  The company commences the new year with exceedingly bright prospects, and the yield for 1883 bids fair to exceed that of any former year.


1883 JANUARY 13

  Glendale, Montana
E. Glover, Proprietor


HECLA LODGE NO. 12, A.O.U.W.,   
    J.W. Kinsley, Deputy Grand Master Workman, organized a new lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workman at Glendale on Tuesday evening, Jan 2nd.
    The following list of charter members were accepted: G.G. Earle, Superintendent of the Hecla Smelter; C.W. Turner and Chas. Armstrong of N. Armstrong & Co., bankers; Prof. John Gannon, County Superintendent of Public Instruction; Joe C, Metlin, County Treasurer-elect; J.B. Losee of Armstrong and Losee, merchants; Chas. W. Hardisty, Inspector, and Prof. C.A. Hoyt, assayer, of the Hecla Company; J.K. Taylor, miner; Homer C. Smith, telegraph operator and W.M. of Glendale Lodge No. 23, A.F. and A.M.; Edwin N. Reed, Hatfield Steward and Noble Grant of Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F.; Henry Schmalhausen, physician; B.F. Mahan, merchant; Edward R. Alward’ druggist; Henry S. Pond, merchant; O.W.W. Rote, of Wilson, Rote & Co.; Jos. C. Keppler, postmaster; Wm E. Mowry, jeweler; B.D. Mahan, carpenter; Elza Murray, stable keeper; J.M. Galusha, freighter; T.B. Kearney, merchant.
    The lodge was named and numbered Hecla Lodge, No. 12, A.O.U.W.
    The following officers were unanimously elected and installed:
P.M.W. - G.G. Earle
M.W. - C.W. Turner
Foreman - Chas W. Hardisty
Overseer - John Gannon
Recorder - E.R. Alward
Receiver - J.C. Keppler
Financier - Wm. E. Mowry
Guide - B.F. Mahan
Inside Watchman - B.D. Mahan
Trustees - Henry S. Pond, O.W.W. Rote and J. Losee.
Medical Examiner - Dr. H. Schmalhausen.
The lodge will hold its meetings in the hall owned by the Masonic and Odd Fellows’ fraternities, and has voted to place the admission fee for one month at $15.00.

The opening of the Birch Creek mines has assumed definite shape and active  work is now being prosecuted daily.  Winter supplies have been laid in and all supplies and labor paid for up to date.

    At a recent meeting, “The Birch Creek Prospecting Company” elected the following officers:
    President - H. Knippenberg
    Secretary and Treasurer - O. Willis
    Trustees- H, Knippenberg, Guy Barton and O. Willis
    Developing Manager - James Parfet
    Resident Superintendent - Jay Wells
    The members of the company are - Henry Knippenberg, Guy C, Barton, E.W. Nash, James Parfet, John Parfet, G.G. Earle, C.A. Hoyt, N.C. Barnum, Jay Wells and O. Willis.
    The company is a strong one.  Messrs. Barton and Nash are of the Omaha Smelter, and Mr. Knippenberg is the successful General Manager of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company at Glendale.  The other officers of the company are nearly all practical mining men and men of experience in the opening of mines and reducing of ores.
    The company owns or has under bonds fifteen of the partially  developed mines in the Birch Creek District - including all the iron mines.  The company has no speculative motive in view and has entered into the enterprise for regular and active mining.
    The Birch Creek Prospecting Company is provided with ample means to develop its properties.  The opening of these mines will insure the erection of smelting works in the district.  Everything indicates that it is only a matter of a short time when Birch Creek will be a busy mining center.  As the mines are being developed they are looking well with plenty of good grade all-over ore opening up.

The Board of County Commissioners met at the county’s clerk’s office on last Monday.  Present - Commissioners Lovell, Rote and Wells, and Phil C. McGough, clerk of the Board.
The new Board was organized by electing Commissioner John Wells, of Glendale, Chairman of the Board.

The Hecla Company will pay off on the 20th its pay roll for the month of December.  The amount disbursed will foot up $47,000.

It is rumored that Mr. Knippenberg, the Manager of the Hecla Company intends to decline the management of the company for the coming year.

Manager Knippenberg, of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Co., accompanied by his wife and two children, left for the East on last Wednesday morning.

The lodge of A.O.U.W. recently instituted at Glendale is composed of many of the leading citizens of the town, and it will grow rapidly in membership.

The Hecla Company is short of miners at their mines at Hecla City.  Good miners can find employment by applying at the office of the superintendent of the mines of the company.


1883 January 20

Our Glendale itemizer sends the following paragraph:
Whew!  It is cold as Iceland.

The “kid gloves” dance Friday nights.

The Hecla smelter is running day and night.

More Italians will be on hand by next Spring.

Question - Who paid for the music to serenade the grass widow?

Geo. G. Earle is modest - but he’s a superintendent worthy of mention.

The coasters are now using the Armstrong brake, which is a success.

All the far sighted Glendale merchants wish to sell out - regardless of cost.

 Question - Will a lady visit a gambling den and take her husband from the gambling table?

Glendale boasts of the champion shoulder bitter of the opposite gender.  Widows will stand from under.

Our beautiful John says it is Well(s) the remainder of his days will be spent in single blessedness.

“Leave the back gate open, love, and I will call and see you so often.”


1882 FEB 03

Sunday Chimes
Glendale - Episcopal service, the third Sunday of every month, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

N.C. Barnum, of Glendale, started for  Rochester, N.Y. via the Northern Pacific on last Wednesday.
Judge R.Z. Thomas, of the Glendale juridical precinct, favored the Tribune office with a call.

Rufe Ferster piloted the Bannack coach over the range in last Wednesday’s snow storm and went up to Glendale to see her for a few days.

Noah Armstrong of Glendale, has some fast horses entered for the races at Chicago next summer.


1883 FEB 10

The Hecla furnaces are running smoothly and rolling out bullion.
A “professor” is giving the young gents lessons on social etiquette.
Henry S. Pond is and has been confined to his bed several weeks with rheumatism.
Doc Vinson is ad interim postmaster at Melrose - Postmaster Maddux being sick.
Since “Cris” got the mitten his intimate male acquaintances report that he talks in his sleep.
The Concentrator at Greenwood has been temporarily stopped on account of broken machinery.
H. Knippenberg telegraphs from Indianapolis that he had been elected General Manager of the Hecla Company for the next three years.

Charles W. Hardisty, of Glendale, gave us a call.
Mr. and Mrs. George Howard, of Glendale, were visiting in Dillon during the past week.

From a letter from Glendale, dated the 8th, we learn some of the particulars of what is supposed to be a cold-blooded murder committed at a place on Canyon creek, known as “Wunderlich’s fence,” near the Big Hole river.  The name of the murdered man is V.H. Davidson, and the murderer is Chas. Merrell alias John A. Jessrang who was lately pardoned out of the Penitentiary.  The circumstances related by our correspondent are as follows: Both men came down from Lion City.  Merrell registered at the Avery House on the 3rd and Davidson on the 4th.  On the 5th Davidson showed Browne, at the brewery, a large sack of money, stating that there was $1,300, and that he didn’t need to work in mines.  On the same day Browne loaned Jessering some gun powder.  On Tuesday both men left Glendale together.  On Wednesday Jessrang returned with his feet badly frozen that his boots had to be cut off.  He told one story about being to Lion City after his blankets, and another that he left his companion (Davidson) at Butte.  These stories aroused the suspicion of Andrew Madison and he went over toward the Big Hole, and on the way he came to a place where the snow showed a struggle had taken place.  Blood was scattered around, and a trail, made as by dragging a body across the snow, led down to the creek.  Madison followed the trail to a place where a fire had been made.  On examination he found what he supposed to be parts of human bones, and a few pieces of clothing.  Returning to Glendale Madison and James Bateman arrested John A. Jessrang alias Chas. Merrell, and swore out a complaint before Justice Bert Storrs.  Jessrang waived a preliminary examination and the constable brought him down to Dillon yesterday, Friday, and he is lodged in jail to await the action of the Grand Jury.  Jessrang is the same man who escaped from the Penitentiary and for whose capture Sheriff Reinhardt received $200 reward.  Jessrang, it is reported, admits that Davidson froze to death and that he burned the body.


1882 FEB 24

Schmalhausen - At Glendale, Montana on February 20, 1883, to Dr. and Mrs. H. Schmalhausen, a daughter.

Justice Bert Storr, of Glendale, is down taking judicial observations.
G.G. Earle, the superintendent of the Hecla furnaces of Glendale was noticed down.
John Cannovan, of the Cannovan House, Glendale, put in an appearance on last Wednesday.
A.J. Urlin, formerly of Bannack, but now of Missoula, pulled in from the West Side on Wednesday.
J.B. Losee and H.H. Avery, of Glendale, are among the prominent North Enders stopping in Dillon.
District Attorney Pemberton, of the West Side District, W.H. DeWitt, of Butte, Chas. W. Turner and J.C. Rodgers, of Glendale, are among the lawyers attending court.
James Parfet, Superintendent of the Hecla Company’s mines, gave us a call.  We obtained some interesting mining intelligence from him, but too late for this issue of the Tribune.
Dr. Schmalhausen of Glendale, was down yesterday, but receiving a telegram he returned home last evening to attend a man who had broken his collar bone and received other injuries by an accident in one of the Hecla mines.


1883 MAR 10


Hung by Masked Vigilantes in the Beaverhead County Jail.

Dillon was greatly excited on Wednesday morning when it was publicly made known that the vengeance of the Vigilantes had been wreaked on the prisoner Jessrang.  On Tuesday night between 11 and 12 o’clock John A. Jessrang, the prisoner confined in the county jail and indicted for the murder of V.H. Davidson, was jerked into eternity by a band of Vigilantes.

On last Saturday the people of Glendale were aroused and intensely excited by the  bringing into that town of portions of the remains of the murdered Davidson.  A party had visited the scene of the murder and cremation and found, buried in the snow, parts of the body.  The hips and lower part of the body and inches of the backbone, the heart and a part of the kidneys were found.  It was a fearfully cold night when the murder was committed, and the murderer did not have time, it is supposed, to burn the body of his victim up before daylight dawned by a fire made out of willow, and what remained of the foully-murdered Davidson was shoved under the snow, which is deep at the place of cremation.  The excitement on the exhibition of these parts of the body of Davidson grew greatly in Glendale.  The sequel to that excitement, presumably, ended in the county jail by a midnight execution - the swinging up of Jessrang.

On Tuesday night, the 6th, between 8 and 9 o’clock, quite a number of men rode into Dillon, coming from the north.  The men came riding in twos, and no particular suspicion was attached to their motions, except that it appeared an unusual thing for so many men to come into town on horseback at that hour of night.

About the hour of 11 o’clock that night vigilantes, supposedly  to the number of fifteen to twenty, scaled the high fence surrounding the jail by the way of the shed, and entered the kitchen wherer Deputy Mikus was sleeping.  Two Vigilantes - or lynchers - stood up over Deputy Mikus with drawn revolvers to keep him quiet, while the rest proceeded to the work of hanging Jessrang.  Having secured the jail keys from Mikus’ pockets execution exercises commenced.  The two other prisoners in the jail were guarded in their cell, and these men say the hanging was done without undue confusion.  The Vigilantes experienced some difficulty in unlocking Jessrang’s cell, but finally the right key in the bunch was found and they got at their man.  They worked almost noiselessly and did the job quickly.  A rope was put around Jessrang’s neck and passed over the iron bar over the door of the doomed man’s cell.  Jessrang was drawn up and left hanging, and he passed into the eternal custody of his God without a prayer for the forgiveness of the horrible crime for which he was lynched.  The Vigilantes, still masked, remained in the jail for a time and having commanded Deputy Mikus to remain quiet and give no alarm for one hour, they departed, but not until the victim of their vengeance was dead and beyond the resurrecting power of mortal man.  Held an hour after the lynchers had left, Deputy Mikus wakened up Sheriff Reinhardt and reported the lynching.   

The death  of Jessrang having been produced by unlawful violence, in accordance with the law, Coroner Hirschman summoned a jury, who investigated the case and returned the following verdict:

County of Beaverhead

An inquisition held at the Dillon jail, in the county of Beaverhead, on the 7th day of March, A.D. 1883, before me, Charles Hirschman, Coroner of Beaverhead County, upon the body of John A. Jessrang, there lying dead, by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed - the said jurors, upon their oaths, do say the said John A. Jessrang came to his death by being unlawfully hung by a mob of masked men between the hours of 11 and 12 o’clock, p.m., of March 6th, 1883, in the door of his cell in the county jail of Beaverhead County, Montana.

Chas. L. Thomsen
Alvin M. Baldwin
George Sears
Chas. Morton
Chas. E. Cox
Goodwin T. Paul
    After the Coroner’s jury had concluded the investigation the body of Jessrang was placed in a coffin.  Rev. Mr. Drummond, in the presence of the jury and a few others read a portion of the Episcopal burial service and made a few appropriate remarks.  Coroner Hirschman took charge of the remains, and in the potter’s field adjoining Dillon, John A. Jessrang sleeps the sleep that know no waking.

The lynching of the prisoner, John A. Jessrang was a violation of the statutory law - in law it was a murder.  The evidence against Jessrang was circumstantial, but so strong, and connected together, link by link, so closely and clearly that there is no reasonable doubt he was guilty of one of the most horrible crimes known in the catalogue of criminal offenses.  Many cold-blooded murders have been committed in Beaverhead County and the murderers escaped the gallows.  When the machinery of the criminal law, for years, fails to punish  men who have been guilty of committing murder, the statute law is supplanted by lynch law.  This is the experience all over the country and Beaverhead County has no proven an exception.  When Grand Juries ignore crime from that of foul murder down to petty larceny.  When Courts administer law for the benefit of criminals the Courts sink into contempt among the people and the result is that lynch law asserts its supremacy and the  law in the statute books is paralyzed.  It may be said that the recent lynching was an outrageous violation of the law of the land.  While this is true, the verdict of nineteen out of every twenty men in the county will sustain, if not applaud, the work of the lynchers, which was done in the dead of night.  The execution of the prisoner, Jessrang, was swift and destitute and every thing that resembled a mite of mercy.  If he committed the heinous crime of which he was accused and for which he was indicted, no punishment at the hands of his executioners was too severe - but it was, nevertheless, illegal.  It is the duty of every good citizen to uphold the laws and oppose, by words and actions, any violation of the law that is made for the protection of all.  The recent work of Judge Lynch will be ensured simply because it was a violation of the law.  The actors in the lynching tragedy, while guilty of breaking the law, will, probably, rest satisfied that their deed was justifiable, and it seems that public opinion is overwhelmingly in their favor.

On Wednesday Agent Beebe dispatched the yard engine to Melrose to bring down Dr. Schmalhausen, of Glendale, to attend Mr. A.J. Burke, the stage and express agent of G.S. & Co., who was low with an attack of pneumonia.  The engine made fast time, but the doctor arrived too late to do anything for the dying man, who passed unconsciously to the “other shore” while attended by friends.

The hanging of Jessrang, considered as an economic measure, probably saved Beaverhead County $5,000.  County Commissioner Lovell at midnight, it is reported, declined to cut Jessrang down.  This is the only instance of record in which Commissioner Lovell was not in favor of “cutting down.”


At Glendale, Montana, March 8, 1883, by Justice R.Z. Thomas, at the residence of the bride’s parents,  Mr. James M. Peck and Julia L. Gates.

    - One more ‘49er has taken to matrimony.


1883 MAR 31

    Rev. M.T. Lamb, Baptist pastor of Glendale, will preach at School Hall tomorrow, Sunday, at 2:30 and 7:30 o’clock, p.m.  Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Hay sells at Glendale for thirty dollars per ton, and now an inhabitant of that town has to be a sort of a millionaire if he feeds one Cayuse horse on full rations of dried grass.

Rev. L.L. Wood  will deliver his humorous lecture on “Rustling” at the Baptist Chapel in Glendale on next Monday evening, April 2nd.  On Tuesday evening, the 3rd, he will deliver his lecture on “Shams” at Hecla City.  The lectures are popular and well worth hearing.


1883 APR 07

Chas. L. Dahler, President of the Virginia City Reduction Company, stopped in Dillon a day on his return home.  Mr. Dahler has been examining the concentrating works at Wickes and the Hecla Concentrator at Greenwood for the purpose of determining the kind of a concentrator the Virginia City company will erect on Day Light Gulch.  The concentrator is to be built immediately, and the Fort Scott Works will furnish the machinery, which is modeled after that of the Hecla Concentrator in all material respects.

Rev. M.T. Lamb, the Baptist pastor at Glendale, visited Dillon and preached here on last Sunday.  During Mr. Lamb’s visit a meeting of the Baptists of this vicinity was held, at which the initiatory steps toward building a Baptist Chapel in Dillon was taken.  The movement met with such encouragement that it is quite probable a church building for the Baptist denomination will be erected within a short time in the central part of town.
At Glendale, a tempest was turned loose over an April Fool sell.  The worthy postmaster of the bullion burg was the victim and the druggist-telegraph-operator the perpetrator.  Our reporter learned that the matter would be amicably settled without shedding of gore.  At Dillon the whistle of the yard engine, shrieking the fire alarm, caused a number of citizens to roll out in their shirt tails.  Aprils-fool jokes, in order to be appreciated, should not be too severe.


1883 APR 21

    The large roller rink at Glendale is nearly completed.
    At Glendale, on last Wednesday, Mr. Lloyd Cannon and Miss May Belle Hardisty were married.  After the ceremony a mob of mustached men, with tin horns and big fiddlers, attacked the bridegroom, who quelled the riot by settin’ ‘em up.
    The report that the Hecla Company’s furnaces, at Glendale, had shut down proves to be without any foundation.  One stack shut down temporarily to make some needed repairs, but both furnaces are in full blast now and rolling out their usual amount of lead-silver bullion.

On last Wednesday morning three men started with a train of nine cars loaded with ore from the mines at Hecla City, on the tramway, for the concentrator at Greenwood, three miles below.  From some unknown cause the brakes would not check the train, and the grade being steep the cars ran down at a rapid rate.  The rear brakeman jumped off and escaped injury.  The middle brakeman, S. Vance, received serious injuries on the head from which he remained unconscious for twelve hours.  The front brakeman, Joe Baker, was killed instantly.

On last Sunday night, at Lion City, Ed Tindal, a man who did not bear a good reputation for being a peaceful citizen while under the influence of whisky, met his death at the muzzle of a shotgun, in the hands of Mike Kutt the keeper of a saloon.  It appears from accounts that Tindal was on a spree and attempted to capture Kutt’s saloon,.  Kutt defended his property and killed Tindal.  Acting Coroner Tarbell summoned a jury on Monday, who investigated the matter and from the testimony rendered a verdict that the killing was done in self defense.  The following is the finding of the Coroner’s Jury:

    Territory of Montana
    County of Beaverhead.
An inquisition held at Lion City, in the county of Beaverhead on the 16th day of April, A.D. 1883, before me, George E. Tarbell, a  Justice of the Peace and acting Coroner of said county, upon the body of Edward Tindal there lying dead, by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed, the said Jurors upon their oaths do say, that the deceased came to his death from the discharge of a shotgun in the hands of Mike Kutt while acting in self defense and protecting his property.
In witness whereof the said jurors have

Hereunto set their hands the day and year aforesaid.
A.M. Morrison
John . Crocket
Jos. Murphy
J.F. Todd
Nick Bergstorm
John Jacklin


The Madisonian  has a report, presumably from Mr. Dahler, that the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, at Greenwood, is preparing to double the capacity of their concentrator before the year closes.  The concentrator has proven a complete success, showing that  Manager Knippenberg exercised wise discretion in erecting it for his company.  The present capacity of the concentrator is one hundred and fifty tons of ore per day, and if this capacity is doubled all the ore extracted from the Hecla mines will be treated by the concentrator before being hauled to the furnaces at Glendale for reduction.  At present all of the first-class ore is sent to the smelter in crude state.  The vast ore reserves in the mines owned by the Hecla company will justify the doubling of the capacity of the concentrating works.


1883 APR 28

Alias Summons
In the Justice Court, Glendale Township, Beaverhead County, Territory of Montana, before R.Z. Thomas, J.P.

Charles Armstrong and Judson B. Losee, doing business in the town of Glendale, Beaverhead county, Territory of Montana, under the firm name and style of Armstrong & Losee, plaintiffs, versus Charles A. Vawter, defendant.

The people of Montana send greeting to Charles A. Vawter, defendant:  You are hereby required to appear at my office in the township of Glendale, Beaverhead county, and Territoy of Montana, within ten days after the legal publication of this summons and answer the complaint of file in an action to recover of you the sum of forty-nine and 75-100 dollars alleged to be due and owing on account from you to plaintiffs for goods, wars and merchandise sold and delivered to you at your instance and request.

And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiffs will take a judgment by default against you for the sum of forty-nine and 75-100 ($49.75) dollars and costs of suit.

Given under my hand this 26th day of March A.D. 1883.

Justice of the Peace.


That Glendale April fool joke is liable to end in a heap of trouble yet.  Complaints in the District Court, in three separate suits, are being filed by D. Crocket Stevens, Byrnet and Williams, plaintiffs.  The complaints were as long as a Bishop’s annual sermon and are against Joe C. Keppler, Ed R. Alward, Judge Thomas and Deputy  Vinson, charging the latter with conspiring together to deprive the plaintiffs of their liberty, by getting up a farce of a law suit in Judge Thomas’ court, at Glendale, wherein the plaintiffs were fooled into serving on a sham jury, this depriving the said plaintiffs of their liberty until 12 o’clock of a certain night.  The complaints are ponderous citations, setting forth minutely showers of allegations, the most serious of which is the one mentioned.  Plaintiffs demand, each, $1,000 damages, from which it would appear that they do not propose to be held in custody on a sham action at law unless they are liberally paid for the inconvenience sustained.  Robt. B. Smith is attorney for the plaintiffs.

1883 MAY 05


    Allow me to express, through the columns of the Tribune, sincere and heart thanks for myself and wife to the kind friends of Glendale, for the delightful “surprise” given us at the M.E. parsonage.  Also, for the edibles, wearables, and the “needful” left behind.  “Brethren, go thou and do likewise.”

Glendale, Montana, May 3rd, 1883.

ROTE-LAMPSON - At the Corinne Hotel, in Dillon, Montana, on Tuesday, May 1st, 1883, by Rev. A.D. Drummond, Mr. Orville W.W. Rote and Mrs. Lydia Lampson, both of Glendale.

A Glendale letter says that quite a number of citizens of that town will soon seek other fields of usefulness.  Ex Representative J.C. Rogers intend to throw his law shingle to the breezes of Idaho.  W.L. Kimball, Abe Shellebarger and M.S. Johnson, and their families will move to the Blackburn Mining district in Idaho.  Thos. E. Lyons and Jos. Littlefield and their families are to go to Spring Mountain, Idaho.

    A correspondent of the Salt Lake Tribune recently visited the Glendale camp and writes a favorable report of the active operations of the Hecla company, the most successful mining organization is Southern Montana.  The full capacity of both smelters at Glendale is the reducing of one hundred tones of ores and fluxing daily.  The base bullion product of the smelters is shipped to the Omaha Smelting Works, at Omaha, and from two hundred to three hundred tons are forwarded monthly, worth upwards of $70,000.  There are 30,000 shares of Hecla stock at $50 per share.  The company pays a monthly dividend - of one per cent on its capital stock - regularly.  Last year $75,000 of dividends were withheld from the stockholders to erect and equip the concentrator at Greenwood.  The mines belonging to the company at Lion Mountain are in excellent shape and yielding plenty of ore that averages fifty ounces in silver to the ton and thirty-three per cent in lead.  Fully 50,000 tons of second class ore is developed in the different mines of the company.  This ore will be concentrated at the Greenwood concentrator.


1883 MAY 12

    John Cannovan, of Glendale, is putting the Ryan Hot Springs, on the Big Hole, eight miles from Glen Station, in shape for the reception and accommodation of guests and persons afflicted with neuralgic and rheumatic complaints.  When the Springs are ready for the public a line of hacks will be run from the railway station.  Due announcement of the opening of the Springs will be advertised in the Tribune.

    Mr. Knippenberg, manager of the Hecla Company at Glendale, puts in his odd hours in writing letters advocating the cause of the  Redeemer according to the Baptist doctrine.  Mr. K., as a layman, has written a letter which is printed in a church paper, appealing to the Baptists in the United States to aid the Baptists in Montana in building churches, and in it he mentions Glendale and Dillon as two among the number of towns that need help.  Judging by the way Mr. Knippenberg writes as a layman, he would lay over many of the regular ministers if he would get in the pulpit and preach “Christ Crucified.”

    J.C. Rogers, lately of Glendale, went over to Salmon city, where he proposes to open a law office.
    George E. Tarbell, of Lin City, has gone to Tarbell, Dakota, where he will remain for a couple of months.
    Dr. Wm. Strom, lately of Glendale, has nearly recovered from an attack of paralytic lead-poisoning, and has gone to Spring Mountain, Idaho, to open and office and hospital at that place.

The following services, with subjects for sermons, will be held in Glendale, beginning Friday night, May 18th:

    Friday night - Subject: “Change of Heart,”
    Saturday night - Subject: “Repentance, Faith, Obedience.”
    Sunday night - Subject: “Preparation for the necessity for Confirmation.”
    Notice for the service and subjects will be given at the Sunday morning service for Monday and Tuesday nights.
A.D. Drummond,
Assistant Missionary


1883 MAY 19

Dealer in
Furniture and Upholstered Goods
Undertaking at Reasonable Rates.
Wagons and General Repairing done in connection with the business.  Terms reasonable for cash.

B.F. Mahan, druggist at Glendale, was down on the business spin.

    Rev. A.D. Drummond went up to Glendale for the purpose of filling appointments heretofore announced.

PICKETT - REYNOLDS - In Glendale Montana, on Tuesday, May 22, 1883, by Rev. M.T. Lamb, Mr. A.L. Pickett and Miss Olive B. Reynolds, both of Glendale.


1883 JUN 02

    Football has broke out at Glendale, and all the able-legged men of the town are engaged in kicking.
    School Supt. Gannon, of Glendale, came down, and will call the roll at School Hall today.


1883 JUN 09

HAINING - At Glendale, Montana, June 3, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Haining, a daughter.
Loffler - At Glendale, Montana, June 4, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. H. Leffler, a son.


The Rev. Mr. Lamb is delivering temperance lectures at Glendale.  The lectures are timely.  They are replete with excellent temperance arguments and should do good.  Glendale whisky is awful stuff, and no temperance lecturer can pitch into the truck, or its baneful effects, to vigorously.  Innocent men have been known to enter Glendale only to be downed by imbibing its bad whisky.  If the reverend gentleman succeeds in wiping out Glendale whisky he will be doing a power of good.

Miss Anna Carter, who is teaching the Glendale public school, is principal of that institution.

Mr. and Mrs. O.W.W. Rote, of Glendale, were guests at the Corinne Hotel for a part of the present week.

Chairman John Wells, of the Board of County Fathers, was down from Glendale attending to county business.

John S. Wilson, of Glendale, was in town, but on this occasion Mr. W. had nothing of a wicked nature to tell.

    Miss Stiles and Miss Turner, accomplished young ladies of Glendale, were among the visitors at Dillon during the week.
    Judge R.Z. Thomas, of Glendale, favored our den with a call, and he spoke of the people and prospects of Glendale in a flattering manner.
    John Gannon resigned the position of principal of the Glendale public school and has charge of the books at Wilson, Rote & Co.’s popular store.
    Hon. Joe A. Browne, of Darling, was in town.  Mr. B. was the first applicant to secure a piece of land over which the N.P. claim had hitherto hung.
    Geo. E. Tarbell, of Lion City, returned from Jamestown, Dakota, last week.  He was accompanied by his mother who will remain in Montana this summer.

The new skating rink has a good run.

An outfit of gypsies is located near town.

George King has taken charge of the Glendale House.

G.G. Earle has gone to be on the U.S. Grand Jury at Bozeman.

H.H. has had 2,000,000 new bills of fare printed for the Avery House.

    Levi Cartier is supplying his market with a fine lot of fat beef cattle.
Manager Knippenberg is building a neat office for the use of his company.

O.W.W. Rote is making extensive improvements on his residence property.

John S. Wilson is learning to do rough carpentering by fencing a large pasture.

Born - To the wife of A.H. Foster, a son.  Foster’s smile is a smile long now.

Reynolds & Pickett have put a new jerky on the line between Glendale and Melrose.

Miss Meredith has charge of the photographic galley, and is doing excellent picture work.

Dr. Wagoner, the tooth-carpenter from Dillon, made a good clean up and rendered satisfaction.

M.A. Daugherty had his shoulder dislocated by attempting to stop a team of running horses.

Dr. Schmalhausen is glad that the “Dillon Doctor” was elected to the Legislature.

 “Fat Sam” is running an artillery gallery and Ed Alward is the slowest shot in the whole outfit.

Pat Kelly is suffering from a sprain, caused by his horse rearing up and falling backwards on him.

H. Stuart has leased his wagon shop to Mr. Hall.  Stuart will continue to run his furniture establishment.

The Hecla furnaces are both running to their full capacity, and turning out thirteen tons of base bullion per diem.

Mark Hardisty, lately of the Glendale House, departed hence, and his creditors mourn for the missing Mark.

Judge Thomas hops around with renewed dignity and agility since he was sworn in as P.A. for the whole county.

The arsenic fumes are not producing the bad effects they used to, and “domestic desertions” are few and far between.

The school trustees are having a well dug on the school house playing ground, and an old oak bucket will be hung in the well.

Our Glendale clergy are very industrious.  Two sermons each on Sundays, with lectures, strawberry and ice cream festivals, oyster suppers, musical entertainment, operatic imitations, etc., etc., keeps our “spiritual advisers” busy.


1883 JUN 16

In the Justice Court, Glendale Township, Beaverhead County, Territory of Montana, before R.Z. Thomas, J.P.

Joseph Arbour, plaintiff, vs. Mike Wagner, defendant.

The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Mike Wagner to appear at my office in the township of Glendale, Beaverhead county, and Territory of Montana, within ten days after the legal publication of this summons and answer the complaint on file in an action to recover of you the sum of one hundred dollars alleged to be due and owing on account from you to plaintiff for board, lodging and merchandise furnished and delivered to you at your instance and request.

And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiff will take a judgment by default against you for the sum of  one hundred ($100) dollars and costs of suit.

    Given under my hand this 14th day of June, A.D. 1883.
R.Z. Thomas
Justice of the Peace.

To whom it many concern:  The partnership heretofore existing by and between William J. Parkinson and Louis Tognana, under the firm name and style of Parkinson & Tognana at Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, is by mutual consent dissolved.  The undersigned only is authorized to receive money and compound the claims due the partnership and give receipt and acquaintance for the same.
Wm. J. Parkinson
Glendale, Montana, June 2, 1883


1883 JUN 23

    In the Justice Court, Glendale township, Beaverhead county, territory of Montana, before R.Z. Thomas, J.P.
George E. Tarbell, plaintiff, vs. Calvin Koon, defendant.

The people of the territory of Montana send greeting to Calvin Koon, defendant:  You are hereby required to appear at my office in the township of Glendale in the county of Beaverhead and territory of Montana, within ten days after the legal publication of this summons and answer the complaint on file in an action to recover from you the sum of forty-nine and 25-100 dollars; the said draft bearing date June 12, 1883, and payable to the order of this plaintiff, and the payment or acceptance of the same has been refused.  And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiff will take judgment by default against you for the sum of forty-nine and 25-100 ($49.25) dollars and costs of suit.

Given under my hand this 20th day of June, A.D. 1883

Richard Z. Thomas,
Justice of the Peace

The citizens of Glendale will celebrate the Fourth of July in an appropriate way.  Posters are out from which we learn that part of the day’s program will be a one hour’s go-as-you please race on rollers at the rink, for a purse of $35, which is to be divided into $20, $10 and $5 prizes.  In the evening there will be a grand display of fireworks and a ball at the skating rink, which is large enough for twenty-eight sets  of dancers.  Music will be furnished by one of the finest bands in Montana, and an elegant supper will be served at the Avery House.  A cordial invitation is extended to all, that the Glendaleites will have a way up Fourth there is no question.

Mrs. Joe C. Keppler, of Glendale, is visiting relatives and friends in Dillon

Justice Bert Storr, of Glendale, called at the capital of the county during the week.

Rev. M.T. Lamb, Baptist, of Glendale, occupied the pulpit of Grace M.E. Church last Sunday.

A.H. Foster, of Glendale, was down to buy a buggy for his boy baby.  “It is nice to be a fader.”

General Manager Knippenberg, of the Hecla Company, at Glendale, favored us with a call.  He reported his company in a highly prosperous condition.


1883 JUL 07

Henry S. Pond, merchant at Glendale, was down for a few days.

Strayed from the subscriber a yearling bay mare colt, branded VO on right shoulder.  The colt is a pet and will come at the call of “Daisy.”  Was last seen near Bishop’s school house.  I will pay a liberal reward for the recovery of the colt.
Glendale, Montana July 13, 1883


1883 JUL 14

Glendale boasts of the most commodious skating rink in Montana.

Several cases of diphtheria in town during the past  week have caused alarm.

The Hecla furnaces are rolling out about seventy-five tons of bullion per week.

What became of the money earned by Jessrang at the cremation last winter still remains a mystery.

Wilson, Rote & Co. are putting in about 175,000 bushels of coal per month on their Hecla charcoal contract.

Murphy & Co.’s mule outfit deliver at the smelter eighty tons of ore daily from Greenwood and Norwood.

Ed Alward, the modest druggist, is the only young man in Glendale at present ciphering on entering the matrimonial state.

Manager Knippenberg has contracted for 100,000 brick to be used in building an office, fire-proof vault and roaster for the fine flue dust.

The public school has closed for the summer.  Miss Carter and Miss Stiles are given credit for their management of the school during the late term.

    Ex-Governor Thos. A. Hendricks, Hon A.D. Lynch, Judge E.R. Martindale and J.C. Wright, Esq., comprise the party of distinguished Indianians who are visiting at Glendale.  The gentlemen are the guests of General Manager Knippenberg of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company.  During the past week the gentlemen examined the mines, furnaces, concentrator and other property of the Hecla Company, in which they are all heavy stockholders.

Armstrong - At Glendale, Montana, July 7th, 1883, from diphtheria, Harry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armstrong, aged 4 years.


1883 JUL 21

A.L. Pickett, of Glendale, was in
School Superintendent Gannon came down from Glendale on Thursday.

Among the recent arrivals at the Corinne Hotel were A.J. Seligman, N.Y.; H. McFarland, Helena; D.M. Torphy, Salt Lake; A.B. Parfet, Hecla; S.D. Fullmer, Oakland, Cala.


1883 JUL 21

Armstrong - At Glendale, Montana, on Sunday, July 15th, 1883, from diphtheria, Nellie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Armstrong, aged three years.
“He gathers His lambs to His bosom.”


1883 JUL 28

County School Superintendent John Gannon, of Glendale, has been engaged as principal of the Dillon Public School.  He is to receive a salary of $1,500 per annum.  The selection of Mr. Gannon for the position will undoubtedly prove a good one.

The Utah and Northern will issue excursion tickets for the Robinson circus, on next Thursday, August 2nd, at the following rates:  From Melrose to Dillon, $3.50; Red Rock to Dillon, $3; Spring Hill to Dillon $4.85.

“Bobby” Graham, better known at Glendale than at any other place in this county, “changed in his checks” at Maiden.  “Bobby,” when a boy, was a race rider, but developed into a sport, and followed the fortunes of cards.  In a row with one Doane “Bobby” received a pistol shot in the abdomen, from which he died in five hours.  For one of his years he played a lively game with chances for life, and at Glendale, on one occasion, he came near inciting his own death.


1883 AUG 04
Dr. Schmalhausen, of Glendale, accompanied by his children, spent a couple of days in Dillon.  Dr. S.’s extensive practice in the Northern part of the county keeps him busy, and he only finds time to make this section a professional call occasionally.  The skillful Glendale practitioner, in the capacity of consulting physician with Dr. Clutter, forms a medical combination that often robs old death of his intended victims.


1883 AUG 25

At last the monument to mark the Big Hole battle ground, is on its way to destination.  Mr. J.S. Wilson, of Glendale, has the contract for hauling it.  It was loaded on three stout wagons and hauled by ten yoke of oxen.  The whole monument weights 22,000 pounds.  Mr. Wilson gets $800 for the job.


1883 SEP 01

Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership heretofore existing between us, under the firm name of Storr, Mahone & Howe, in the skating rink business at Glendale, M.T.,  was dissolved by mutual consent, on the 22nd day of August, 1883.  All accounts are to be settled by Mahone & Howe.

B.E. Storr
B.D. Mahone
C.W. Howe
    The public is notified that we will continue the management of the skating rink, at the old stand, in Glendale.  Thanking the people for their past patronage, we will endeavor to merit a continuance of their patronage.
B.D. Mahan
C.W. Howe
In retiring from business, in Glendale, I take the opportunity of returning thanks to the public for the patronage so liberally extended to the late firm, and bespeak for my successors a continuance of the confidence and custom of the public.

B.E. Storr
Glendale, M.T., Aug 22, 1883

    In Justice Court, Glendale Township, Beaverhead County, Territory of Montana, before R.Z. Thomas, J.P.
John S. Wilson, Orville W.W. Rote and George Byrnett, doing business in the town of Glendale, Beaverhead county, Territory of Montana, under the firm name and style of Wilson, Rote & Co., plaintiffs, vs. Jared Williams, defendant.

The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Jared Williams, defendant:  You are hereby required to appear at my office in the township of Glendale, Beaverhead County, and Territory of Montana within ten (10) days after the legal publication of this summons, and answer the complaint on file in an action to recover of you the sum of three hundred (300) dollars, alleged to be due and owing from you to plaintiffs for goods, wares and merchandise sold and delivered to you at your instance and request and you are herby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiffs will take judgment, by default, against you for the sum of three hundred (300) dollars and costs of suit.

    Given under my hand this 29th day of August, A.D., 1883.
Richard Z. Thomas
Justice of the Peace

Many of our readers know that last month, at the urgent request of General Manager Knippenberg of the Hecla Co., four of the prominent stockholders, viz: Hon. Thos A. Hendricks, Judge E.B. Martindale, Hon. J. C. Wright and Hon. A.D. Lynch, visited the Glendale camp and made a thorough and minute examination of that vast enterprise.  In their report to the board of directors, at Indianapolis, signed by these four gentlemen, they speak thus of the management;

The general management of the property, under Mr. Henry Knippenberg, is characterized throughout by intelligence, integrity and economy.  He has surrounded himself by the best class of men that could be collected in a large mining enterprise, and has succeeded in instilling into the mines of each the desire with is uppermost in his own mind, that is, to promote the interests of the stockholders.  While we cannot enter into details, we think it proper to say that the company is peculiarly fortunate in securing the services of Mr. Knippenberg as general manager, and of Mr. James Parfet as superintendent of the mines.  Mr. Parfet has displayed great skill in opening up the mines and great energy and sagacity in keeping his reserves in sight, so as to be able at all times to point our the ores required to keep the concentrator and smelter employed, for a full year in advance without additional development.  We are under obligations to the genera manager and the men under him for making our stay at Glendale and the mines, in all respects, pleasant and comfortable, also for facilitating our investigation.

1883 SEP 08

The Big Hole monument arrived on the ground safely the 6th inst., having been two weeks on the road.

A gang of twenty charcoal burners, Italians, from Glendale, passed south , through town, Tuesday morning.

Geo. E. Tarbell, of Lion City, was in town.

John Gannon and Geo. V. Byrnett, of Glendale, were in town a few days this week.

Miss Anna Carter left for Glendale, Sunday morning, to assume her duties as principal of the school at that place.

Miss Mary Pond, who has been spending several weeks with friends here, returned to her home, in Glendale, Monday morning.

O.W.W. Rote and John Wells, County  Commissioners, of Glendale district, were in town, a part of the week, attending to their official duties.

Miss Minnie Axe went to Glendale Sunday, as assistant to the public school at that place.  Miss Minnie will be missed in social circles this season.

Glendale presented a lively appearance on the evening of the 25th, as it was pay day, both with the Hecla Company and Wilson, Rote & Co., whose charcoal burners received about $6,000.  The former company have received large quantities for charcoal, and expect to lay in enough by the first of January to last all winter.
The Hecla Co.’s smelter is running at full speed with both of their 50 ton furnaces working to their full capacity, although the concentrator, at Greenwood, is temporarily running slow on account of putting in new machinery.  It, like the smelter, runs day and night, never stopping except to repair damages.

Mr. Knippenberg, the genial and accommodating manger of the Co., is always on duty, to entertain visitors, as well as to look after the companies’ interests, which tasks he accomplishes to the gratification of all.  In this he is ably seconded by G.G. Earle, the superintendent of the smelter.

Mr. Knippenberg seems to understand the true system of labor by employing only skilful industrious and steady hands; paying them good wages and using them like men, thereby gaining their confidence and respect.

A glance over the business portion of the town reveals a quiet, local trade, but there seems to be a great demand for the comforts, as well as the necessaries, of life.  Joe Keppler has a bountiful supply of the various ornaments which please - and it will please him to have visitors appreciate his endeavors to cater to the tastes of all.  Mr. Keppler runs the post office himself now, as he has secured the services of a competent jeweler, from Pennsylvania.  Wilson, Rote & Co. besides their main store, have large contracts from the Hecla Co., and also run a branch store and two boarding houses at the mines.  Armstrong and Losee have a varied supply of merchandise which will probably be replenished in a short time, as the senior partner has just returned from a trip to California and Oregon.  Pond and Genereaux, although lower down the street and apparently almost out of the business  center, still keep up with the times and exhibit great tact in the selection of their ample stock of goods.  John Wells still keeps the old stand and is always sought out by some of the old timers.  Welch is just  putting in a first class stock of notions and fruits.

Dr. Alward is kept busy as prescriptions have to be filled even in our healthy country.  Dr. Leavitt is still in town but he is soon to return to California.  Dr. Schmalhausen is practicing as usual.  Justices Storr and Thomas deal out justice tempered with mercy.  Billy Parkinson, always ready to show hospitality to strangers, helps, with several others, to dispense the needful to the thirsty.  Prof. Brown wields the lather brush now.  The brewery is now running with a good outlook.

The skating rink still seems to be the most popular source of amusement and is only objected to, by the saloon keepers, who complain that it takes away their custom.

The schools, under the guidance of Miss Anna Carter, are very successful, and reopen under favorable circumstances with Miss Minnie Axe as assistant to Miss Carter.

Rev. Mr. Mintzer seems to be getting very popular here, his talent being more appreciated the longer he stays.  Professor Rutan, when no employed with his musical duties, sits and exchanges jokes with Judge Avery, the popular landlord of an No. 1 camping ground.

Rev. O.W. Mintzer is very popular in this camp.

B. Frank Mahan is over from Anaconda, on business.

Jerry Grotevant has returned from a prospecting tour.

Will Tracy gets plenty of josh now-a-days.  It’s all about a girl.

Mrs. Geo. T. Van Wort, and children, are in New Brunswick.

Prof. Rutan gave universal satisfaction here, as a singing teacher.

Mrs. Steve Niashryl died Thursday, at Lion City.  No particulars.

J.J. Dolby, of Butte, was in town last week, looking over the camp.

On Aug 31st, a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cutler, and child died Sept. 1st.

On last Friday Rev. O.W. Mintzer and family, with Geo. G. Earle and two children, started for Geyser country.

Last Monday morning ten Italians skipped for Idaho, with Constable Seybold at their heels with writs of attachment.

Rev. M.T. Lamb and party’s pilgrimage to the Geysers has been, so far, “a hard road to travel.”  The front gear of the wagon broke down - exchanged for a narrow track front.  They have two balky horses to manage.  So reported by parties returned Will look for him back some time in 1884.

On Sept. 3rd J.B. Losee, of Armstrong and Losee, left for N.Y. State to visit his childhood home;  Mrs. Geo. W. Chinn took the train for Salt Lake, to visit her mother; Mrs. Bert Storr, left for Chicago, on a visit to her own people; Geo. W. Cornick had one of his fingers clipped off by a reaper - repaired by Dr. Leavitt.


1883 SEP 15

    Glendale, Sept., 13th. - Yesterday morning Dr. S.R. Wagoner and wife, of Dillon, left here on horseback, for Lion City and vicinity, and it is reported that they left their horses at Lion City and went on foot to Granite Mountain.  Not returning last night, the Lion City folks telegraphed down for help to search for them.  In response to the call a party of gentlemen (about 30) have gone up into the mountains for that purpose.  The storm of rain and snow, at Lion City, yesterday, was fearful; with quite a considerable of fog.  Thus far today, nothing has been heard of the searching parties.
Yesterday (Friday) morning the following telegram was received by L.C. Fyhrie & Co.;

Glendale, Sept., 13, 8 p.m. - Send out a party to search for Wagoner and wife, up Rock Creek.                     H. Schmalhausen.

In response to the above the following named gentlemen, started out on horseback armed with guns and revolvers with which to fire signals; Al DeWitt, W. Cromwell, W.H. Spearin, and F.C. Blancher.

The following was received at this office yesterday afternoon.

Glendale, Sept., 14 - Dr. Wagoner is here and all right.  (signed) Dr. Wagoner.

Upon receiving the above news, Doc Eliel went after the boys and overtook them on Birch creek.  They took supper in Dillon.

The pretty boy, of skating rink fame, is over from Anaconda.

The dude, of Birch Creek, was up this week.

Our popular constable, Thos E. Jones, is reported to be very much interested, in fishing or something, on the Big Hole, just below Melrose.  What is the attraction  Tom?

Geo. V. Byrnett has gone to Salt Lake City, on business.

Several Missourians are taking their autumnal flight.  Some to old Missouri and some to Anaconda.

Dr. E.E. Leavitt left Monday for California.

The following gentlemen took in the golden spike business: Byron H. Cook, Dr. Ed Alward, Geo. B. Byrnett, Geo. E. Tarbell and Judge H.H. Avery.  They enjoyed the orations and report the speech of the Governor of Washington Territory, as the best and most suited to the occasion.


1883 SEP 22

Rev. A.D. Drummond held Episcopal service in the Methodist church last Sabbath morning.

Tim Hoban arrived from the Big Hole battle ground, last Monday, where he had been to deliver the monument.

Jay Wells, Supt. Of Birch Creek Prospecting Company, was in town, on Monday, purchasing supplies.

Dr. Hough, of Butte, came in response to a telegram  from Charles Armstrong Esq. but arrived too late to be of service to Mr. Armstrong’s child Ethel as she had died before the Doctor’s arrival.

Died, Sept. 17th, Ethel Armstrong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armstrong.  Funeral services were held at the residence. Of the parents on Tuesday, by Rev. A.D. Drummond, (Episcopal) this is the third child that death has called from the family within the last two months.  The heartfelt sympathy of the community is with the bereaved parents.

The skating rink here is the popular place of amusement.  For real graceful skating among the gentlemen, Messrs. Chas. Osgood, Wm. Kinney, Dr. Ed Alward, Mr. Hulsizer and B.H. Cook take the palm.

Browe, Jr., refuses to be comforted.  He mourns and mourns, all on account of his “pard” getting away and not bidding him good-bye.

On Saturday last Miss Cora Turner, sister of Judge Turner, left for her home in the state of Virginia.

Like the refreshing summer rain, the G.B. in this gulch has fallen on the just and unjust.

Oh, heavens! We are still to be further mortified by having the magpie remain with us?

J.C. Keppler, our popular postmaster jeweler, has opened up an establishment at Anaconda.

Sheriff Reinhardt was here on Tuesday giving the boys pressing invitations to call at Dillon on the 8th of October;  Dave is so popular that none declined.


1883 SEP 29

Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing by and between Peter Wagner and Felix Monaco, in the town of Glendale, Beaverhead county, Territory of Montana; is this day dissolved by mutual consent; the undersigned assuming all liabilities of the said firm of Wagner and Monaco.  All debts due said firm are to be paid to the undersigned.

Peter Wagner
Glendale, M.T. Sept. 4, 1883.

Mr. M.L. Pratt is over from Pony looking fat and saucy.

H.D. Branard and wife also W.S. Parke and family will soon move to Dillon.

Last Saturday Mrs. Geo. G. Earle and her two daughters returned from the Geysers.

On Wednesday afternoon the Episcopal Guild held a reunion at the residence of Mrs. John Gannon.

Dr. A.G. Noble, formerly of Sheridan, was located in Glendale, and his shingle will soon be flying in the breeze.

Dr. Leavitt knows now how it is for two trains to try to pass on the same track.  He was in a smash up on the C.P., the other day

W.J. Parkinson, the popular saloonist, of this burg, takes several Indianapolis papers and always reads them, especially the divorce column.

On the 22nd of September A.D. 1883 Mose Morrison, ex county commissioner of ye olden time, was in town.  He still wears his hat above timber line.

Thomas Bird, of Madison county, came in Thursday, to get some rock assayed.  He thinks he has struck his fortune.  He is so positive, that he is looking around for a partner to enjoy it with him.

Wednesday evening a Mongolian, named Hing Lee, on being put out of Fang Kee’s wash house, became somewhat indignant at such treatment, and to vent the same he out with his “didn’t know it was loaded” and shot through the window.  The ball went through the board shutter, breaking the glass, and passing over another Mongolian’s  bed, passed through another board partition over the foot of another bed, where a log stopped its further progress.  A warrant will be sworn our for the arrest of the shootist.


1883 OCT 06

Austin H. Brown leaves for Indianapolis, Ind next week.

On the morning of Oct. 1st, Geo. Goodnow died, of heart disease.  He leaves a wife and family.

On Sept. 29th, Judge Wilber, of Divide, brought over one bar of bullion valued at $1,3000 from Smith & Patridge’s arastra.  It was shipped by N. Armstrong & Co. per express.

On Oct. 2nd, Ethel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Machan, died of congestion of the stomach and brain.  She was buried the 3rd.

Oct. 4th, Judge Mansfield came in from his summer’s prospecting tour.  He is confident that he has struck it rich, but makes the air blue around him when speaking of the thieves that left him in the mountains afoot.

T.M. Robbins was in from Melrose, calling on his Hoosier friends.  He is one of the trio of Tom, Dick and Harry, from Indiana, and the only Democrat voter in the lot.

Sam L. Rhodes, is renovating and putting a new coat of paint on the old Millin saloon.  Wm. L. Kimball is doing the artistic work, with Sam Grin as assistant.

Rob’t M. Bateman has opened the old Pony saloon, and will run gambling in connection with it.

Rev. O,W. Mintzer held divine services at this place, last Sunday, morning and evening.  The people here are well pleased with their pastor and are more than satisfied that his trip to the Geysers, and his description of the same will redound to their benefit.

Only eight saloons are running in full blast in this place.


1883 OCT 13

Bert Storr, of Rochester, was in town Saturday.  He reports Rochester to be improving steadily.

J.N. Seybold, superintendent of reduction at the Hecla smelter, made this office a call on Monday.

Rev. M.T. Lamb, of Glendale, passed through Monday evening, for Pocatello, Idaho, which place he will bill for his magic lantern exhibition.

G.G. Earle, of Glendale, was in town this week, purchasing lumber etc., for repairs on his residence at that place, now occupied by Rev. M.T. Lamb.

J.B. Losee returned from his trip east.

There are only two boys and one girl left here this week.

Wm. J. Parkinson now knows the meaning of C.O.D.

Our popular saloon keeper, Peter Wagner reports that “mum’s the word.”

Noah Armstrong, the founder of the H.C.M.C., will be home from Cincinnati, Wednesday, next.

Albert Rush, formerly clerk with Armstrong and Losee, is now U.S. mail agent on the N.P.R.R.

Oct. 9.  Jack Quinam, formerly with Murphy, Neil & Co., departed for Graham county, Arizona, to skin mules.

On dit, that our popular bankers N. Armstrong & Co., will build a smelter and concentrating works, near this place, soon.

Oct. 8, I.W. Gardener, of Gardener Bros., Portland, Oregon, dealers in musical instruments, was in town, rustling for the house.

Ed Maxwell and J.W. Cooper have returned from Alaska, and Ed reports that when the law and order prevail in that desolate region, he may return.

Oct. 7th.  D. Vinson and Phil Grotevant returned from their trapping trip, down the Missouri.  Doc reports that the ride down the river was far more pleasant than counting ties on the way home.

One of the sixteen mule ore teams recently hauled 1,000 sacks of ore, weighing 50,300 pounds, from the concentrator at Greenwood to the smelter, at Glendale.  This is probably the biggest load ever hauled, by the same kind of team, in the Territory.


Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing by and between A.M. Morrison and A. G. Clark, in Lion City, Beaverhead county, Territory of Montana is this day dissolved by mutual consent the  undersigned assuming all the liabilities of the said firm of A.M. Morrison & Co.  All debts due said firm are to be paid to the undersigned.

A.M. Morrison
Lion City, Mont., Sept. 10th 1883


To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:

Our camp, up here, is full of work and men,  Everything is being driven to its full capacity.  Under the new change General Manager Knippenberg becomes the Supt., in person, of every department.  Charles R. Kapples becomes Supt., or Assistant Gen’l Manager; Jas Prout Asst. Supt. Of Mines; Thos. Ross, foreman of Cleopatra; Miles Gibbons, foreman of the lower mines; Wm. Lobb, foreman of the Trapper, Cleve and Franklin; John Seybold, Supt of Reduction.

The departure of the old and popular Supt. of the mines, James Parfet, was a very sad event will all the miners.  He was a man beloved by everyone employed by the Hecla, in this department, and no one seemed sadder over the change than the Genl. Manager.  The men gave the departing Supt. two grand farewell parties and he received many valuable presents.

We are having a very severe snow storm here, it having been snowing for three days nearly all the time and we now have about ten inches of snow; yet every thing moves like clock work and the Company is sending down, over the tramway, from 75 to 100 carloads per day, and with snow and ice on the tracks the Parfet brake holds thirteen cars with perfect safety, with James Galusha and crew at the helm, and no accident has occurred since in his charge for which he should receive due credit.

Lion Mountain.


Glendale, M.T., Oct. 10th, 1883.

A very pleasant surprise was given Geo. G. Earle, former superintendent of the Hecla smelter, last evening in the presentation, by his former employees, of a handsome and valuable gold watch.  The presentation was made by a committee consisting of H.S. Libby, B.H. Cook, Harry  Boyer and Mr. Reynolds.  On behalf of the employers of the reduction works, Mr. Libby made some happy remarks which were responded to as follow: Gentlemen, as committee, from the boys, you will please convey to them my heart felt thanks.  I shall prize this more for its pleasant association and expression of good will from you.  I wish you all success in the future and the Hecla Co., as well.  This is a complete surprise, and I can say no more.

The following preamble and resolutions were presented at the same time:

We the undersigned employees of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, learn with regret that the business relations existing for so long a time between Mr. G. Earle and the H.C.M.Co., have been dissolved, therefore we desire to express to Mr. G.G. Earle our warmest thanks for his gentlemanly and genial conduct toward us  while we were under his supervision that  his zeal in conducting the work under his charge has at all times inspired us to do our best for our employers.  In the future we shall look back with peasant recollections to our relations with him, and in whatever calling pursuit he may be engaged, we desire to express our hope that he may be as successful as he has been here in gaining the regard the best wishes of those under his charge.

Resolved,   That the slight token accompanying this, may be to him, a pleasant memento of his work at Glendale, and that we as employees appreciate the firmness and wisdom in which the Reduction Department was managed.

Signed by forty-seven employees.

The engraving on the watch is “Presented to G.G. Earle by Smelter Boys.”



1883 OCT 20

Sunday, Oct 14.  Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Wilson, a boy.

John K. Taylor, formerly foreman of the Cleopatra mine, on Lion mountain, is no superintendent of mines at Phillipsburg.

Oct 15, Albert Cline returned from Hancock county, Illinois, where he has been on a visit with his relatives.  He reports being disgusted with the east and better satisfied than ever with Montana.

Nervasthema prevails, to a considerable extent in the higher latitudes above Glendale, and therefore it is not surprising to see the queer antics of occasional correspondents from that region.

On the first of next month Chas. W. Hardesty, the late democratic candidate for county treasurer, leaves for Sonoma county, Cala., and J.W. Miller takes his place as weigh master and Edward Tracy becomes steward of the Hecla Hospital, vice Miller resigned.

Pat Wilson, the ranchman, is out of luck, owing to the wet season his grain did not ripen.  He says he will put off harvesting until spring.

Only nine divorces granted, at the October term of the District Court, for persons living in Glendale gulch, and four more ready for the march term, making a good starter, with the court only adjourned a few days.  Next?

At the meeting of the County Commissioners our road supervisor,  John W. Fruit, will tender his resignation.  He says he will have to work all winter, to pay his last summer’s board bill, and that he will never, no never, run for a public office again.

Judge O’Mit Imus is anxious to have the naughty fisherman, upon the Big Hole, handed in for using giant powder and seins all of which are contrary to the law in such cases, under and provided, etc.

Master Willie Knippenberg, a lad of fourteen summers, son of the General Manager Knippenberg, of the Hecla company, has entered the old and celebrated “Kentucky Military Institute,” located at Farmdale, near Frankfort, Ky., for a four year course.  We bespeak a bright future for Master Will, if he keeps his health.

The mining department of the Hecla company is in a fine condition, producing daily some two hundred tons of first and second class ore, keeping both concentrator and smelter running day and night.

The Hecla company has on hand, at Glendale, some 400,000 bushels of charcoal for the winter run, and some 600 tons of surplus ore in the bins of the smelter.

All the departments of the Hecla company are running smoothly notwithstanding sweeping changes made by General Manager Knippenberg, a month since. Mr. K. has never yet failed to be equal to any emergency during his three year’s management, the only fears now are, his general health is giving way.


1883 OCT 27

The Republican Central Committee, of Beaverhead county, met at the office of B.F. White on Wednesday evening, pursuant to the call of the chairman, all the members being present except A.F. Sears of Bannack.

Following in the foot steps of the Democratic Committee it was concluded not to be expedient to call a convention for the purpose of making nominations for delegates to the Constitutional Convention and the committee unanimously placed in nomination Geo. M. Brown of Horse Prairie and R. Z. Thomas of Glendale as such candidates.  Both gentlemen are eminently qualified for the position and will, no doubt, receive the full support of their party friends, as well as that of a large number of “old timers” to which class both belong.  As no political significance attaches to the position in any manner, all look to see an entirely independent course taken by the voters of the county, and in such a case Geo. M. Brown will be very apt to “get there” for his friends and legion, especially among the old settlers of Beaverhead county.  Judge Thomas’ Glendale friends will also, we are assured, take care of him on election day.

H. Schmalhausen, M.D.
A.G. Noble, M.D.


1883 NOV 03

Austin H. Brown has gone to Indianapolis.

Pay day last week and everyone happy.

Dr. Vinson has hung his dental shingle to the Montana royal zephyrs.

 Noah Armstrong arrived home last week and received a warm welcome from the boys.

Billy Cook savees the difference between borax water (head-wash) and whisky.  It was fixed up by a Chinaman alee same Mexican man.

The sixteenth birthday of Miss May Thomas was charmingly celebrated, at her home in Glendale, on the 19th of October, by a number of her friends.  The presents she received were numerous and handsome.

Augustus and Geronimi have opened the “Headquarters” saloon, making the ninth saloon for this enterprising town.  As soon as that barrel of “general health restorer” arrives, there will be a grand boom in the hardware line.

Last week a criminal case, for disturbance of the peace, was tried before Judge Thomas with a jury of twelve good law-abiding citizens.  The defendant was a cowboy named Carbot, from the Big Hole.  The jury found him guilty and the court fined him $25 and trimmings.  Total $86.90.  He paid up and remarked that the jury’s decision would “separate me and Jane.”

Lefler - Laurence. - At the Corinne Hotel, Dillon, Oct. 2oth, 1883, by Wm F. Kirkwood, J.P., Wm. W. Laurence and Miss May B. Lefler, both of Glendale.

Burnett - Houtchens. - At the M.E., parsonage, Glendale, Mont., October 26th, 1883, by Rev. O.W. Mintzer, Charles Houtchens and Miss Katie Burnett, both of Glendale.

Loughery - Collier. - At the residence of Mr. Shaw, Melrose, Nov. 1st, 1883, by Rev. A.D. Drummond, of Dillon, Frank W. Collier and Miss Annie Laughrie.


1883 NOV 10

Dewey’s Flat, Nov. 5, 1883.
Editor Tribune: 
Presuming that you would like to hear from the Northern part of Beaverhead county, I drop you a line in regard to the same.  We are located on the south banks of the Big Hole river, six miles from Divide, Silver Bow county, and about fifteen miles north of Glendale.  This place would more properly be called Glen, as we are surrounded on all sides by high mountains.

We have neither a grocery, saloon of church in this place, and none nearer than Glendale or Melrose, but we have a log school house with about thirty children of school age to attend.  The Trustees, E.G. Bryant, Mrs. R.J. Bryant and E. Griswold, have been fortunate in securing the services of Mrs. W.G. Barkley as teacher for the coming winter.  The clerk of the district is Mrs. F. Deno.  The lady trustee and clerk will give a public supper on Thanksgiving night for the benefit of the school fund of the district.

The postmaster here is Allen Hay and his assistant  is Miss Tillie J. Bryant.  Master Sherman Bryant is the popular mail carrier from Divide to this place and to Quartz Hill.  He makes the round trip on his grey horse every Saturday, traveling thirty-two miles on each round trip.

Our active road supervisor, Mr. H. Churchill, is and has been doing wonders in the way of road work, and he has been ably assisted by the citizens of this place and the upper Big Hole country.  They are now putting in a road along the bank of the river, just above the Flat, cutting through solid rock, and making fill ups in the river to the depth of sixteen feet.  This cut is three-quarters of a mile in length, and as soon as finished it will open up a passage to the upper Big Hole country for ninety miles.  The Board of County Commissioners have opened up their hearts sufficient to appropriate $500 to build a bridge across Wise river and put in this road of cut, and all the citizens ask is $500 more of the county.  It should by all means be furnished out of the road fund.

There are two stamp mills here owned by the Monroe Company and Allen Hay.  One is running night and day.  The other is and has been idle for some time for some unknown cause.

Mr. A.M. Lebo is still spinning his wonderful stories about his exploits in hunting and fishing. 

The patriarch of our town is Jack Bordridge, whose hearty hand shake welcomes many an old timer.

Mr. Jos. Street, the popular superintendent of the iron mines in Soap Gulch, will soon take unto himself a young grass (Grace) widow of this place.

In my next letter I will write more particularly of Quartz Hill and its surroundings.


Glendale, Nov. 8, 1883
Election last Tuesday passed off very quietly.  A light vote was polled.  At Bortell’s precinct one of the judges attempted to swear another to support the constitution of the U.S.

Hon Samuel A. Barbour, formerly a member of the Legislature from Beaverhead county, is now a superintendent of mines in Pitkin, Colorado.

The invitation of the County Treasurer to call at his office on or before Dec. 1st has been received.  We will be there and don’t you forget it, Joe.

On the 8th inst. Prof. Knabe, of Quartz Hill, brought in a silver brick of the value of $600, the product of ore from one of his numerous mines.  N. Armstrong & Co., bankers, shipped the same per express to the East.

Mr. Al Baldwin, formerly of Sweet & Baldwin, gave our burg a short call on October 27th.  Supposed to have been here on  business.

The report is that Dewey’s Flat and Quartz Hill went Republican at the Tuesday election, but nothing definite is known.  Judge Thomas says he has met the enemy, but he does not know whether he got there or got left.

1883 NOV 17

In the Justice Court, Lion Township, Beaverhead county, Montana Territory, before Geo. E. Tarbell, J.P.

A. Mose Morrison, Plaintiff, vs. Calvin A. Koon, defendant.

The people of the territory of Montana send greeting to Calvin A. Koon, defendant:  You are hereby required to appear at my office in the township of Lion, Beaverhead County, Territory of Montana, within ten (10) days after the legal publication of this summons, and answer the complaint on file in an action to recover of you the sum of fifty and thirty-one hundredths dollars ($50.31) balance alleged to be due from you to plaintiff for goods, wares and merchandise sold and delivered to you at your instance and request.

The following property has been attached as the property of the defendant, to-wit: One cabin at Lion City, and one stove and furniture.

And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiff will take judgment by default against you for the sum of fifty and thirty-one hundredths dollars ($50.31) and costs of suit.

Given under my hand this 3rd day of October, A.D. 1883.

George E. Tarbell
Justice of the Peace.


Business is dull.  News items scarce.
Pull down your “Jersey” is the by-word in this burg now.

H. Churchill, of Dewey’s Flat, had $26 stolen from his cabin, while visiting Glendale.  No clues to the robber.

Justice Thomas says he is well pleased with his vote at Dillon.  He received 29 more than he expected.

George F. Vanwart and J.B. Squires have left for New Brunswick.  The former to place his children in school

Henry A. Stebbins is negotiating the sale of the Pandora lode, situated in the South Pine district, Silver Bow county, to Glendale parties.

1883 DEC 01

Hon Martin Barrett, of Horse Prairie viewed this place for the first time in five years, on the 29th.

The gambling fraternity here has been augmented by the arrival of several sports from Dillon and Butte.

Hon. Alex. Armstrong, formerly of St. Thomas, Ontario, but now a resident of Madison county, is visiting Glendale.

A.L. Pickett has made himself famous by putting on a new covering over the culvert in the lower part of town.  May his shadow never grow less.

Chas. W. Kappes, assistant manager of the Hecla company, has returned from Arizona, where he had taken his mother on account of her health - her health, while in Montana, being very poor.

The “Bird’s-Eye View of Glendale,” published by I.I. Stoner, of Madison, Wis., and lithographed by Beck & Paul, of Milwaukee, has arrived.  It is a beauty.  It is a daisy, and somewhat resembles a huge tape worm.

The query is - “Who is and where did the new billiard sharp come from?”  He has been getting away with the boys.  Several of the boys now decline to look at a billiard cue.  Ask E. Russell Alward for his experience.

It is Thanksgiving Day.  Glendaleites who had no turkey dinner had the satisfaction of hearing the sweet singer of Glendale sing - “Oh, all ye Missourians, and Noah American Chinamen, bless ye the Lord.  Praise him and magnify him forever.”

The business houses closed on Thanksgiving day, giving the proprietors and clerks a much needed holiday.  The school closed and noises made by the youngsters turned loose on the streets indicate that young America is happy in escaping from the watchful care of their daily herders.

On Tuesday last a snow slide occurred on Lion Mountain.  It commenced above the Cleopatra mine and passed over the shaft and boarding house at the opening of the mine, injuring the timbers of the same to a considerable extent, and passed down along the line of the wire tramway and on arriving at the foot of the hill covered up a part of the snow shed, doing damage fully to the amount of $5,000.  Happily, no one was hurt.

A.H. Foster, of Glendale, came down on Thursday.

James Author, of Glendale, stopped a day or two in town on his way to Bannack.

Thos. Ross, of Glendale, was in town Monday, waiting for the storm to let up so he could go over to Bannack.

Misses Minnie Axe and Anna Carter, who have charge of the public school at Glendale, came down to spend Thanksgiving at home.

1883 DEC 08

The photographer is now chief clerk at the Avery House.

The “dude” don’t take well with the young ladies of Glendale.  He’s better copper his cheek.

The other evening “our sit” tried to monopolize the skating rink.  Those skating hats are immense.

Hon. Alex. Armstrong left for his home at St. Thomas, Ontario, on the 1st inst., from whence he will remove to Montana in March next.

Wm. J. Parkinson, having sold his saloon and family residence, will soon take his flight to the classic banks of Pogue’s Run, near Indianapolis, Ind.

John Williams, the well known freighter, came in from Antelope Station, Idaho, on Dec. 5th.  He is looking up the Montana interest of William Brothers.

At the residence of Wm. Nelson, in Glendale, on Dec. 1st, Andrew J. Fisher and Matilda Nelson were untied in marriage.  Judge Thomas tied the knot.

The report up here is that Deputy Mikus is afraid to sleep at the jail.  Why is this thus, Charley?  The report goes that the deputy, on retiring, whispers “ghosts,” covers up his head and tries to sleep.

The young men from Dillon are making themselves popular at Glendale by their show of true grit and energy.  In addition to their extensive saloon business they have opened a boarding house and are succeeding well.

Our honorable citizen, Peter Wagner, is now playing barber - Guv Brownie having resigned.  Wagner is a man of business.  He shaves a man and throws in a cigar or drink of whisky for two bits.  The boys say that when he gets hold of a hair with his razor, its good by until that hair comes out.

The tramway being snowed under, and the concentrator in consequence having been shut down, J.T. Murphy & Co. have to send their teams up to Lion Mountain for ore.  They haul from the mines to their camp five miles below on sleds and cow hides, and from there to the smelter on wagons.

Hon. Noah Armstrong came from his ranch in Madison county to spend Thanksgiving at Glendale.  His stamp mill in Georgia Gulch, Madison county, is a model of neatness and mechanical skill.  It was put in motion about the middle of July and has pounded up 400 tons of ore, which paid handsomely.  He expects to run through 2,000 tons of ore during the next season.  Owing to low water the mill has been shut down for the winter.

The popular Glendale district school clerk, Byron H. Cook, has finished the school census for the district.  He reports 219 school children under the age of 21 - 84 females and 79 males over the age of 4 years.  The census of 1882 showed 278 children.  The decrease was owing to two Missouri families moving out of the district this year.  The amount paid teachers from Aug 1st, ‘82 to Aug. 31st, ‘83, was $1,057.80.  Paid male teachers, $630; females, $427.80.  The sum of $130 was received from the sale of lots in the Glendale town plat.

Hon. Joe A. Browne, Constitution maker elect, was notices on the streets the fore part of the week.

Mrs. J. Gannon is recovering slowly from the severe attack of neuralgia which prostrated her two weeks ago.

Amos Purdum, lately of Salisbury, has moved to Melrose, where he has resumed the merchandising business.

John Wells, of Glendale, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, was engaged in serving his constituents at $8 per diem the past week.

1883 DEC 22

The business houses of Glendale are enjoying a brisk Christmas run.

Charlie Osgood, the Baptist “prima donna,” reports the late tea party a success.

Sleighing has been the pastime for the young lads and lassies for the past week.

One horse, mountebank shows, striking the arsenic atmosphere of Glendale, get busted.

Several of the young bloods, for Xmas presents, have received the grand bounce.  Cause - jealously.

The “bald-headed eagle” of the snow capped Lion Mt. dealt in Glendale devotions on the 20th inst.

On Dec. 19th, Mrs. Dr. Schmalhausen and children departed for Vincennes, Indiana.  The will be absent quite a while on an extended visit.

Last Sunday night a cyclone came down from the mountains that make things mighty lively - shaking up the Sunday evening dignity of Judge Thomas like unto a Vesuvius eruption.

Everybody is getting ready for the grand carnival at the skating rink on Christmas night.  Glendale folks, old and young, are heavy on the masquerade business.  Plenty of  masquerade suits will be on hand for rent.  The managers have made a mistake in only charging $3.50 a couple.

The following is a list of the successful bidders for furnishing the Hecla Co. with charcoal for 1884, with the number of bushels at 13 cents per bushel, and it will be observed that the bidders come from the land of Garibaldi:  Joe Fantinni & Co., 40,000 bushels; John Girolomi & Co., 24,000; G.M. Papa & Co., 30,000; Snider, Andrea & Co., 30,000; John Tantine & Co., 16,000; Batista Tomasco & Co., 25,000; Lazzaretti Antonia & Co., 30,000; Rogantine Pedro & Co., 30,000; Joe Matini & Co., 15,000; Carlo Angoni & Co., 14,000; Sob Giogette & Co., 45,000; Tonola & Co., 28,000; Batisti Girononie & Co., 30,000; Batista Del Rea & Co., 14,000; Perdra Albenoli & Co., 25,000.  There were other bidders taking in all 800,000 bushels at 13 cents per bushel.

1883 DEC 29

General Manager Knippenberg, wife and daughter intend to leave Glendale on Saturday evening for their home in Indianapolis, Ind.  They will visit their son Willie, who is at the Kentucky Military Institute, and then visit the Eastern cities.

Ex-Sheriff Jim Murray shook his granger garments off and took his Christmas gift at Glendale.

David L. Rabsin died at his residence of congestion of the stomach on the 27th inst.  Dr. Noble was in attendance.  Deceased was buried on Thursday.  He leaves a wife but no children.

Charley Osgood remains “non committal” about the Baptist Christmas tree.

“Our Set” will not, generally, receive on New Year’s day.

The carnival on Christmas night at the skating rink was a grand success, socially and financially.  Upwards of two hundred persons were present and participated in the evening’s enjoyment.  The following is a list of the most noticeable maskers: Miss A.H. Hulsizer, Queen of Clubs;  Miss Maggie McGraw, Pocahontas; Miss Josie Seybold, Spanish Beauty; Miss A.M. Husizer, Queen of Hearts; Miss Blanche Machan, Merry Maiden; Miss Lizzie Lefler, School Girl; Miss Annie Oglesby, Flower Girl; Miss Mattie Nelson, Lady of Lyons,; Miss Emma Rhodes, Flower Girl; Mrs. John S. Seybold, Martha Washington; Mrs. M..S. Machan, School girl; Mrs. B.F. Sheeye, School girl; Mrs. James Oglesby, Queen of Night; Ed Hungull, Jockey; Peter Wagner, Boot Black; M. Goldberg, Domino; John B. Reynolds, Pussy Domino; Wm. Y. Fisher, Domino; Joseph Conway, Dude; A.S. Ryan, Scotch Highlander; Louis Reynolds,  Highland Chief;  John S. Wilson, Chinaman; John Scott, English Lord; R. Ferguson, Sailor Boy; J.H. Sheser, Domino; Robert Graham, Chinaman; Wm Breed, (Paddy Ryan), Shoulder Striker; Billie Cook, (Sullivan), Shoulder Striker; Robert Bolton, Cavalier; Ed Alward, Irish Lord; Scott Galbreth, Irish Lord; Johnny Longley, Negro; T. Winonson, Cowboy; W. Hardisty, Missourian; Frank Reed, Negro; Bub Reynolds, Dinah; A.B. French, Scotch Shepherd; Curley Brown, Wandering Jew.  Note- Joe Conway,, the Irish Dude, took a particular fancy to Dinah, (negro wench), thinking she was his own sweetness  disguised.  When Bob unmasked Joe’s surprise was indescribable.

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