Articles from Dillon Tribune             1884                 Dillon, Montana
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1884 JAN 05

    The output of the mines of Beaverhead County, for the year 1883, is estimated at about $1,250,000.  Of this sum the Hecla Company, at Glendale, is credited with $1,000,000.

    The third year of the present management of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, at Glendale, will show up in good shape - the gross output reaching nearly one million dollars.  By very strict and close economy and handsome profit has been paid to the stockholders.  The great drawback of Lion Mountain ore, and which has been the trouble for three years, is that only second-class ore is developed, containing so much silica and zinc that the profit must be small.  It is very plain to any intelligent mining man that ore containing forty-two per cent of silica and only forty-seven ounces of silver will not swell the profits or dividends.  Nothing but the very best management possible could save the company from loss.
    The annual meeting of the Hecla Company takes place at Indianapolis, Ind., in February, where seven directors will be elected.  There will be no election of General Manager, as Mr. Knippenberg was elected last year for three years, refusing at that time a five years’ appointment.  During the absence of General Manager Knippenberg, in the East, the operations of the company will be conducted by wire under his direction.

    No brick or lumber in the Glendale market at present.
    Wm, Mitchell died at Lion City, Dec. 31st, of pneumonia.  He was buried on the 1st at Glendale.
    On New Year’s night the masquerade at Reynolds’ Hall was well attended and a good time reported.
    Assist. General Manager C.R. Kappes, assisted by Constable H. Seybold, are renovating the Hecla Hospital.
    The Glendale calaboose has had a new roof put on it and the institution has received a coat of white wash.
    “Our set” hung baskets on the outer walls for the reception of caller’s cards on New Year’s day.  The young gents tumbled to the racket and mailed their cards.
    Under the management of A.L. Pickett, Murphy & Co.’s teams hauled 1,800 tons of ore from Lion Mountain to the smelter last month, and three hundred tons of bullion and matte to the railway at Melrose.
    Postmaster Keppler, on assuming command of Glendale post office found it, financially, in a somewhat dilapidated condition, but by close attention and hard work he has raised it out of the mire.  Now the receipts for money orders reach $2,000 per month and from the sale of postage stamps $200 per month.
    Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., held an installation of officers on the evening of 2nd, inst, as follows:  P.S. O’Brien, Noble Grand; A.L. Pickett, Vice Grand; Frank G. Gilg, Recording Secretary; A.C. Moe, Permanent Secretary; J.B. Losee, Treasurer; and E.M. Reed, J.B. Losee and A.L. Pickett as Trustees.  After the installation a banquet was partaken of at the Avery House.
    The visiting brethren from Dillon to Bannack Lodge, No. 3, were: C.L. Thomsen, L.E. Stringham, Gustav Bachstein, H.M. Cushing, H.R. Nelson, M.F. Kirkpatrick, Chas. Morton, I. Cashmore, P.E. Poindexter, M.K. Davidson, D. McMillen, Joe C. Metlin, Alvin Dewitt and Charles Hirschman, and also Chas. Martin, of Melrose.  They were royally cared for.  The Dillon “Odds” will remember the occasion for its many pleasant memories
    On St. John’s day evening, December 27th, the A.F. and A.M., had a public installation of newly-elected officers.  The following officers were duly installed: G.F. King, W.M.; Rufus A. Ferster, S.W.; Ed Maxwell, J.W.; H.H. Avery, Treasurer; C.W. Turner, Secretary; J.C. Keppler, S.D.; P.S. O’Brien, J.D.; H.C. Smith, Tyler; J.C. Keppler, Chas. Armstrong, and C.W. Turner, Trustees.  After the installation ceremonies a fine supper was served at the Glendale House by Mrs. Geo. F. King.

1884 JAN 12

The itinerate newspaper starter Legh R. (or some say, Liar,) Freeman issues a prospectus, from a newspaper at Heron, Montana, this time.  It is merely a continuation, on wheels, of what was known as the Ogden Index, Glendale Atlantis, Butte Index Inter-Mountains-Freeman
Labor-Union and so forth, and so on.
    The stockmen of Melrose and vicinity recently organized for mutual protection.  It is said that the very sudden disappearance of steers, cows and calves, together with the marketing of wagon loads of calves and quarters of beef at one time from that locality made this action on the part of the cattle men necessary.

1884 JAN 26

    Sam L. Rhodes is having his ice house re-filled.
    Born, on Jan 23rd, to Mr. and Mrs. L. Cannon, a son.
    Yesterday, Friday, was pay day and the boys rejoiced much there at.
    George B. Conway, cashier of the Hecla Company, is on a sick list.
    The social dance given by the young gents on Friday evening of last week was a success, and a credit to the getters-up of the hop.
    On next Tuesday evening, Jan 29th, the ladies of the M.E. Church, of Glendale, will give an oyster supper.  A grand old time is anticipated.
    Among the distinguished guests from Butte this week was Joe You, a Chinese nabob.  His mission was that of a peace maker among the Celestials.
    Alex. Widonson had one of his feet run over by a wagon wheel and partially crushed.  He now has a pet which will keep him in the house for a number of days.
    On Wednesday, the coach  running down from Lion City to Glendale was upset.  Several ladies were aboard and received quite a shaking up, but happily none were seriously injured.
    Louis Heinbockel has sold the Glendale brewery to John G. Schmidt, (“mid de Yunction.)”  The brewery will hereafter be run by Schmidt and Gamer, of Butte, with Peter Wagner ass general manager.
    The following is a verbatim report of the question and answer given in Glendale, to wit: “Ma, what’s a tramp?”  “A tramp, my little dear, is a kind of big feeling sort of a fellow: a kind of a nabob-that’s what I call a tramp.”
    The stockholders of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company will meet at Indianapolis, Ind., at their office on Tuesday, February 5th, 1884, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., for the election of directors and the transaction of other company business.

1884 FEB 23

    The stockholders of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, at their annual meeting held on the 5th inst. At Indianapolis, Indiana, at which five-sixth of the stock was represented, elected the following directors for 1884: Thos. A. Hendricks, John Thomas, John C. Wright, E.B. Martindale, H. Knippenberg, C.A. Baird and John C. McCutcheon.  The board of directors elected the following officers:  President, John Thomas; Treasurer, John C. Wright; Secretary, John C. McCutcheon.  General Manager Knippenberg, under his contract with the company, will continue as general manager for two years longer.

    Charlie Rich’s broken leg is rapidly improving.
    Ed Maxwell’s extreme love for whist has evaporated.
    The skating rink is still the popular place of amusement.
    Jealousy is the reported cause of another domestic bust up.
    Joe Keppler sports a large sized Coeur d’Alene gold nugget.
    Master Dexter, son of S.B. Dexter, is wrestling with the case of the croup.
    Jas. H. Thomas, of Los Angeles, Cala., is visiting the family of Judge Thomas.
    On the 17th inst, Henry Kappes and wife returned to Glendale from New Mexico.
    Joe C. Keppler has filed his bond for his renewed appointment as postmaster of Glendale.  Hurrah for President Arthur.
    On the 19th while John Devine was coming down the Atlantis tramway stairs, at Lion Mountain, he slipped when near the top and fell to the bottom of the tramway, a distance of 400 feet, breaking both of his legs and otherwise smashing himself.  There is little hope that he will survive.
    On Wednesday, the 20th, a fatal snow slide occurred at the Atlantis tramway.  It started from the above mines on Lion hill.  Mike Evers had just drove up to the wood pile west of the boarding house, when the slide buried him and his team.  When found he was under ten feet of hard-packed snow and dead.  Deceased was a teamster in the employ of the Hecla Co.  It is not known yet whether any other person was injured by the slide.

1884 MAR 01

    Elza Murray and A.C. Taylor have bought out the blacksmith shop of Avare & French.
    The school district is divided into two factions.  Corporal or no corporal punishment is waxing hot.
    The school trustees of the Glendale district should have a new committee - “one knowing its duty and doing it.”
    Friend A.B. French is reported as saying that the Coeur d’Alene fever won’t strike him, unless the skating rink burns down.
    Many Glendale cows are on the sick list.  Several valuable milk cows have died lately.  Some suppose that the smelter smoke is the cause of cow sickness.
    The following commercial drummers stopped at the Avery: I.M. Nathan, H.W. Augustine, and E.B. Shaw, of San Francisco, and Patterson, of Chicago.
    John Devine, the victim of the Atlantis tramway accident, died Feb. 21st and was buried on the 22nd, together with Michael Evers, who was killed the snow slide.
    Prof. P. Knabe was over from Quartz Hill this week.  The Professor came over on the “snow shoe line,” and he had a narrow escape from being caught by a snow slide on the way.
    Johnny, the Dude, struck out for home, and found his watch all right.  The boys had been playing tricks on him.  Next time he goes to see his sweetheart he’ll heel himself with standard time.
    The following is a Missourian’s prayer in finishing his coal contract, as overheard by our item-fiend:  “Oh, Lord of love, look down from above, and pity our condition; furnish us with a rifle, a coon dog and lots of ammunition!”

1884 MAR 15

    Born - On March 10th to Mr. and Mrs. Miles Gibbons, a son.
    Georg B. Conway has gone to the Pacific Coast on a spin for his health.
    The dance at Rhodes Hall was declared off on account of a thin attendance.
    Honey is the strongest hold of a prominent and accomplished Glendale “grass widder.”
    Two Glendale business houses deliver goods free of charge.  Competition is good for the consumer.
    When Levi Cartier, our butcher, gets out of sheep he slays goats for his customers.  Levi is level.
    Crocket Stevens intends to reform and for that purpose he is studying the rudiments of religion.
    “Our Set” is all smashed up.  After the ground hog retirement there was “weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
    Elza Murray and his daddy-in-law are running opposition livery stables.  “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” and so they run their teams in unison.
    A wedding is to go off as soon as Mike Goldberg builds the shoes.  Mike goes to Salt Lake next week to negotiate for the requisite of leather.

    John Murnane charge with obtaining money under false pretense, was held to await the action of the Grand Jury.  John, in default of $500 bail, was sent to the county jail.
    Ed Alward and Ed Maxwell received and “embroidered puff.”  She said “Glendale is awful dull-only two young men in the town.”  The other boys had better be waltzing ‘round that way.
    During February 1,300 tons of ore was brought down from Lion Mountain, and 500 tons of iron ore was received at the smelter from Soap Gulch.  In the same month seventeen car loads of bullion went to Melrose for shipment East.

1884 MAR 22

    Mud, and plenty of it, in Glendale now.
    The old Metlen saloon has been shut up.
    Live items are “as few and far between as it is from here to fiddler’s green”
    “The magpie” has selected his mate for the Odd Fellows anniversary ball.
    The furnaces continue to vomit forth arsenic fumes and roll out base bullion.
    “Not transferable” IOU’s are thicker in Glendale than lawyers are in the bad place.
    The water main in front of A.H. Foster’s residence busted and flooded things.
    The I.O.O.F. celebration on the 26th promises to be a grand affair and it will be largely attended.
    Judge Thomas, to put in odd evenings, thinks of lecturing on - “Coming events cast their shadows before.”
    Men who were born in the land of the Pope are heard crying: “no monishes - no assets - no noding - dam!”
    Alec Irwin just returned from the Coeur d’Alenes, bearing with him one of those popular “not transferable” IOU’s.
    On May 1st Prof. Chas. A. Hoyt will sever his connection with the Hecla Co. and return to the Coeur d’Alene country.

1884 MAR 29

WELLS-HARDISTY - At Glendale, Montana, March 20th, 1884, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. John Wells and Miss Ina Hardisty, Judge R.Z. Thomas officiating.

NESBITT- WADAMS - At the residence of Geo. Howard, near Glendale, on March 25th, 1884, by Rev. O.W. Mintzer, James Nesbitt and Lucy Wadams, both of Glendale, Montana.

    The Cleopatra mine, on Lion Mountain, owned by the Hecla Company, never looked more promising that at present.  The main incline shaft has been dropped to a depth of 800 feet.  The shaft is in an immense body of ore.  Supt. Parfet is working the mine in fine shape.

    The First National Bank of Dillon will open its doors to the public on next Monday morning, March 31st, succeeding to the banking business of Sebree, Ferris & White, from whose books all accounts will be transferred to the new bank.  B.F. White will act as cashier, while Otho Klemm, as assistant cashier, will retain his familiar old position behind the counter.  Howard Sebree, president of the bank, has been in Dillon the past week, signing the new currency, which is now ready for circulation.  The officers and board of directors consists of the following gentleman: Howard Sebree, president; Henry Burfeind, vice president; B.F. White, cashier; Otho Klemm, assistant cashier; Ed F. Ferris, George L. Shoup, Henry Knippenberg, Leonard Eliel, John C. Brenner, board members.  No banking firm in Montana or the west has a stronger financial backing than the First National Bank of Dillon.  We predict it will always be found ranking as the leading financial institution of Southern Montana.  The stability of the new bank being unquestioned it will enjoy the confidence of the people.

    The furnaces continue to roll out stacks of base bullion daily.
    Gassy Sam Collins is said to be canvassing for a religious newspaper.
    Tuesday was “pay day.”  The Hecla Co. disbursed many a big dollar to the boys.
    The report that Crocket Stevens was going to join the Ben Hogan band is not true.
    Commissioner O.W.W. Rote has withdrawn from the firm of Wilson, Rote & Co.
    A female row occurred the other day, which terminated in scratching and hair pulling.
    Peter Wagner broke the handle out of his wagon on the Melrose road, but escaped without serious injury.
    Several more weddings will go off very soon.  People will marry - even in this gulch where arsenic fumes do fly.
    The Justice’s court has been kept busy for several days with the preliminary examination of the Peterson brothers.
    The Glendale public school, under the management of Misses Carter and Axe, is flourishing.  The corporal punishment was has ended.
    On the 23rd inst. Mrs. Mary Gibbons, wife of Miles Gibbons, died.  She was buried on last Tuesday.  Rev. Father Dolls, of Butte, held the funeral services.
    At the Nesbitt-Wadams wedding a large number of handsome presents were made to the happy couple.  “Long may they wave,” saith the item fiend.

    The cutting and clubbing scrapes at Glendale last week did not result fatally, as at first reported.  W.Y. Fisher, wagon boss for Murphy & Co. discharged John and George Peterson.  The Petersons held a grudge against Fisher for discharging them.  The brothers attacked Fisher, cutting him in the arm and inflicting a deep wound in his back, pointing toward the spine.  Joe Shepherd was present and separated the men.  Shortly after Shepherd was quietly standing in the street when he was assaulted in a cowardly manner from behind by Tom Blakely, who used a heavy club, striking Shepherd on the back of the head and felling him to the ground.  These are the facts, condensed from accounts furnished by correspondents at Glendale.
    The Peterson brothers were arrested and a preliminary examination has been progressing before Justice Thomas this week.  C.W. Turner appears for the people and Robt. B. Smith for the defendants.  Tom Blakely skipped and has not been captured yet, but officers are searching for him.
    A Glendale correspondent writes of the condition of the wounded men as follows:  “Joe Shepherd is still in the land of the living, but there is not much hope for his ultimate recovery.  Wm. Y. Fisher is getting along as well as can be expected.  Erysipelas has set in on his right arm  The stab in the right shoulder is back of the blade and four inches deep and about one and one-half inches wide, slanting toward the spine.”

1884 JUL 05

    A.H. Foster has made extensive improvements in his fluid establishment.
    Jas. Nesbitt has moved his art gallery to Dillon.  While at Glendale he did good work.
    Judge Thomas is limping ‘round town, making faces at all he meets.  Cause - An attack of rheumatism.
    Rev. Hugh Duncan preached at Glendale on last Sunday morning and evening to large congregations.
    Glendaleites who are able to sport fast horses are grading a race track around the old brick yard, north of the school house.
    Rev. M.T. Lamb and family left Glendale on the 1st for Eagle Rock, Idaho.  Many friends unite in wishing them prosperity in their new home.

    In taking our leave of Glendale we desire in this public way to record our deep sense of gratitude and our earnest and hearty thanks to the large number of friends both in Glendale and elsewhere, who during
Sickness and trial in the saddest bereavement of our lives ministered to us so freely and abundantly their sympathy, their time and their money.  We would be glad to mention by name the large number who have been so unsparing in their attentions and aid; but the material help rendered in defraying all the funeral expenses of our dear boy, and the addition of a generous purse, has been so delicately rendered that we have been left almost wholly in the dark as to the generous donors.  And so to all - to our brother in the ministry, to our family physician, and to each and all of our kind neighbors - we wish to say, thank you.  Our prayers shall ever be that the dear Lord, who does not forget “a cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple,” may abundantly bless, and reward with an overrunning cup in the life to come, each and every one of you.
M.T. Lamb
Ermina C. Lamb

    I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Assessor, subject to the decision of the Beaverhead Republican Convention.

    I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Assessor for Beaverhead County, subject to the action of the County Democratic Convention.

1884 JUL 12

DUNN - FLIEZER - At Melrose, Montana, Saturday, July 5th, 1884, by Justice Smith, at the residence of the bride’s mother, Mr. Phil Dunn and Miss Christie Fliezer, all of Melrose.

    Nesbitt’s photograph gallery on Montana street is the place to get your pictures taken in any style of the photographic art.
    Hon Thos. A. Hendricks, of Indiana, and the Hecla Consolidated Mining Co. at Glendale is the Democratic nominee for Vice President.
    The Glendale House, at Glendale, under the management of popular Jack Reynolds, is a first class hotel.  Visitors and guests will find this hotel a comfortable place to stop at when visiting the smelter town.

    Mrs. Kappes, who had been very sick for a number of days, is convalescent.
    The attendance at the play given by the Phosa McAllister company was good.  Everybody was satisfied with the play.   
    Glendale reminds one of Goldsmith’s “Deserted Village.”  About all the gentlemen of leisure are at Dillon attending Court.
    It is reported that N. Armstrong & Co. will soon remove the assigned stock of goods of the late firm of Wilson  & Co. to Twin Bridges, Madison county.

    The Democrat County Central Committee of Beaverhead County met at the Clerk’s office in the Court House in Dillon on last Wednesday evening, July 9th at 8 o’clock.
    Present - Dr. H. Schmalhausen, chairman, Glendale:  Joseph Shineberger, Red Rock:  F.L. Graves, Bannack; L.C. Fyhrie and W.B. Carter, Dillon.
    Absent - Con Bray, Argenta; A.M. Morison, Lion city.
    The meeting was called to order by the chairman, when, on motion, Phil D. McGough was chosen secretary.
    It was moved and carried that the Democratic Primaries throughout the county, for the election of delegates to the County Convention, be held on Saturday, September 6th, 1884, from 6 to 9 o’clock, p.m., at the following places:
    Argenta - At the School House.
    Bannack - At the Court House.
    Barrett - At the School House.
    Birch Creek - At the School House.
    Bishop’s - At the school House.
    Big Hole Basin.
    Dewey’s Flat - At the School House.
    Dillon - At the Court House
    Glendale - At Perkins’ old store
    Horse Prairie - At Shenon’s ranch.
    Lion City - At School House.
    Ore Camp - At the Dining room.
    Quartz Hill - At Spurr’s cabin.
    Red Rock - At Shineberger’s
    Spring Hill - At the School House.
    Moved and carried that the County Democratic Convention be held at the Court House in Dillon, on Tuesday, September 16th, 1884, at 12 o’clock, p.m.
    Moved and carried that the basis of representation in the County Democratic Convention be fixed at one delegate to each fifty of the popular votes, and one delegate to each fraction thereof, cast at the general election of 1882.
    The Committee passed the following resolution:
    Resolved, That Delegates and Alternates be elected to the County Democratic Convention and that no proxies be allowed in said Convention.
    The Committee ordered the publication of its proceedings in the Dillon Tribune.
    The Convention adjourned sine die,
Chairman Co. Dem. Cen. Com.
Phil d McGough, Secretary.
1884 APR 05

    A Glendale correspondent writes: “The chief topic before the denizens of this place for the past week has been the failure of John S. Wilson & Co.  Rumors are flying wild, and nothing reliable as to their assets or liabilities can be ascertained.  I have tried, but have failed to get at the truth.”

    Mrs. Chas. Armstrong, of Glendale, spent  a few days visiting Dillon friends.
    Mrs. Dr. Schmalhausen, of Glendale, visited Dillon friends and acquaintances.
    Ed R. Alward, the popular druggist of Glendale, passed through town this week.
    Miss Ida Mintzer, the accomplished teacher of the Glendale school, has been visiting Dillon friends this week.

    Why is a sick smelter man like a heavy  cane?  Because he is leaded.
    The newly elected trustees of the Glendale school district are - I.M. Johnson, H. Schmalhausen, R.Z. Thomas.  Ed R. Alward is clerk.
    Horseback riding has became the favorite sport of the Glendale ladies, and almost every afternoon from three to six of the fair sex can be seen winding through the streets and over the roads in and around Glendale.
    It is astonishing to Glendaleites, and creditable to members of the band, to hear what rapid progress they have made in the last two months.  Those who, not long ago, were comparing the sounds made by the players to the midnight carols of a certain quadruped, are now ready to not only listen to their strains of music, but invite them to play for them.
    On Friday evening, the 3rd inst., the Hiawatha Society held its last meeting for the season, in the M.E. Church.  The Glendale band was invited, and at 8:30 p.m. enlivened the town by playing in front of the church, several choice selections, in fine style.  The Literary Society has been a decided success, and will probably begin again about the 1st of next September.
    Mr. Dexter, of the Hecla smelter, met with a serious accident last week.  He was arranging some work on the anvil at the blacksmith shop, and gave the man assisting him a signal not to strike, but the man, not seeing it, struck with a large hammer, mashing his hand frightfully.  Dr. Schmalhausen amputated one finger, and fears he will have to amputate another.

1884 APR 12


    The partnership heretofore existing between John S. Wilson, Orville W.W. Rote and Geo. V. Byrnet, at Glendale, Montana, under the firm name and style of Wilson, Rote & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent, by the withdrawal of Mr. Rote there from.  The business will be continued as heretofore by the remaining partners, Messrs. Wilson and Byrnet, under the firm name and style of John S. Wilson & Co., who have succeeded to all the rights of the former partnership, and have assumed liabilities.
J.S. Wilson
O.W.W. Rote
G.V. Byrnet
Glendale, Mont. Mar. 12, 1884


    The preparations making by the Odd Fellows of Glendale for the approaching celebration are evidence that it is to be a grand affair.  The celebration of the 26th is to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the I.O.O.F., and will be given under the auspices of Bannack Lodge No. 3.  A procession, headed by the Silver City Coronet Band of Butte, will march and countermarch through town, and at 11 o’clock, a.m., addresses will be delivered at the M.E. Church by Robt. B. Smith, Esq. and Rev. O.W. Mintzer.  In the evening there will be a grand anniversary ball.  The celebration is under the management of excellent committees; and all are cordially invited to attend and pass a pleasant day.

    Sam Rhodes intends going to Anaconda.
    The M.E. Church and parsonage is to have a new coat of paint.
    Rufe Ferster, A. P.M., has his jaw in a sling.  Cause - sore throat.
    A few families, from Kansas, have arrived and located at Glendale lately.
    Joe Shepherd, the victim of Tom Blakely’s club, is getting along slowly.
    The wounds of W.Y. Fisher are healing up rapidly and he is able to be about.
    On dit - that Bob Wing and Phil McGough are to hold a caucus to break last week’s slate.
    Dr. Alward has proclaimed Spring, and he has uncorked his soda fountain in vindication thereof.
    Peter Wagner rose to explain that the scratches on his cheek were caused by a gooseberry bush.
The Hecla Co. is building an office and utilizing the stone from the old charcoal kilns for that purpose.
    Several unimportant real estate transfers were made in Glendale this week - $700 will cover the transactions.
    On the 6th George Cole and family and George Dodd departed for Washington Territory, their destination being the Sound.
    The diamond field (baseball) is all the go, among the young bloods of Glendale.  A number of eyes are in mourning in consequence of baseball.
    Persons leaving Glendale now are provided with a pass showing that they left no IOU’s behind unsettled.  The only exceptions being newspaper bills.
    There was little interest taken in the school election on the 5th.  O.W.W. Rote resigned as trustee, and Rev. O.W. Mintzer and R.Z. Thomas were elected trustees, and Ed R. Alward clerk.
    The Glendale school district is short of funds, and there will most likely be a vacation ordered.  If there is any continuance of the school before next fall it will have to be by subscription.  The school month expired yesterday, Friday.

1884 APR 19

    It is believed that there are not over seventy of the pioneers of 1862 residing in Montana now.  They are scattered over the Territory.  The following is a list of the pioneers of 1862 who are living in Beaverhead County at the present time, and who reached the Bannack fold diggings in the summer and fall of ‘62:
Jos. A. Browne
Gus F. Graeter
George M Brown
Con. Bray
James Harby
Wilson Wadams
Adam Fink
John Sutherland
E. Smith Ball
William G. Emerick
James Mansfield
Phil Lovell
Henry S. Pond
John C. Innis
John Pascoe
Andrew Barber
A.H. Odell
William Roe
John R. Wilson

    The following is the new directory issued by the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company of Glendale:
    Officers-John Thomas, President; John C. McCutcheon, Secretary;  John. C. Wright, Treasurer.
    Directors - Thomas A. Hendricks, John Thomas, E.B. Martindale, Jno C. Wright, J.C. McCutcheon, Indianapolis, Ind.; C.O. Baird, Philadelphia, Pa,; H. Knippenberg, Glendale.
    General Business Office- Glendale, Montana, with the following officers: H. Knippenberg, General Manager; Charles R. Kappes, Asst Gen. Manager; George B. Conway, Cashier.
    Mining Department-James Parfet, Superintendent, Hecla
    Reduction Department-John V. Seybold, Superintendent, Glendale.
    Iron Mines Department-Jos. T, Street, Superintendent, Norwood.
    Concentrating Department-John M. Parfet, Superintendent, Greenwood.

1884 APR 24

    Constable Jones is tussling with carpetbags.
    Poker Jones has returned from the Coeur d’Alenes.
    The skating rink is still as popular a place of resort as ever.
    Those popular IOU’s, heretofore spoken of, are still in circulation.
    Peter Wagner will open and infant’s dancing school to-night, Saturday.
    Joe Shepherd, the victim of Tom Blakeley’s club, is slowly recovering.
    Ed Maxwell is mad enough to call the Glendale Gatherings “Insane Items.”
    The Avery House is receiving thorough renovation.  All the rooms are being papered, and the dining room is getting a coat of plaster.
    Since she went to Dillon the only “two young men of Glendale” are feeling fearful lonesome.  They mourn and refuse to be comforted.
    “Rolling Mill Jin” gave an exhibition of his agility on rollers.  His most difficult feat was flopping a hand-spring and lighting on the rollers again.
    The I.O.O.F. celebration today, Saturday, promises to be the event of the season.  Grand preparations are manifested on all sides to have a splendid time.
    Rev. O,.W. Mintzer is making a decided improvement at the M.E. Church by building double stairs in front of the church.  May his shadow never get eclipsed.
    Thos. Sappington was kicked by a mule on his right leg, and severely injured, but no bones were broken.  His well known Christian fortitude will now come in good  play.
    Thad L. Matthews and family will leave next week for Marysville, Montana.  Thus one by one are the old Glendaleites dropping off and pulling our for more congenial climes.

 1884 MAY 03
    “The gentleman from Germany” has changed the jewelry store “ad.” which the reader will ponder the pleasure.
    Ed. Alward is organizing a Glendale Nine to play a Dillon Nine a match game of baseball on the Fourth of July.
    B.F. White, Geo. M. Brown, and James Parfet, are the Beaverhead delegates attending the Republican Territorial Convention at Bozeman.

    Glendale, Montana, April 30, ‘84.
    At a regular meeting of Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., held in its hall on the above date the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
    Resolved, That the thanks of this Lodge be and are hereby tendered to Apollo Lodge, No. 15, I.O.O.F., of Dillon, for its representation and participation in the celebration of the 65th Anniversary of Odd Fellowship in America, on April 26th, 1884, at Glendale
    Resolved, further, That this Lodge extend its thanks to Bro. R.B. Smith, V.G. of Apollo Lodge, No. 15, for his masterly oration, delivered on the above occasion, and that a copy of these resolutions be furnished the Dillon Tribune, with a request for publication.
A.L. Pickett
Phil Dunn
O.W. Mintzer


    The Hecla
Hospital, at Glendale, is a model institution in the hospital line.  It was founded for the benefit of the sick or disabled miners employed in the districts adjacent to Glendale.  Since its foundation several hundred miners have been recipients of its benefits at times when they stood greatly in need of a sheltering place - a place something like a home.  The hospital has always been under the charge of physicians who have ranked first in the medical profession.  Dr. Schmalhausen is now in charge of the hospital.  As the Dr.
is somewhat famous for his many difficult cases treated and complicated operations performed at the hospital, as well as in his long and successful practice of medicine and surgery, the hospital is now in good hands.  The six rooms of the hospital are kept scrupulously clean and they are comfortably furnished.  Its capacity will accommodate twelve patients at one time.  Since the 1st of January a large number of patients have been received at and discharged from the hospital.  It is supported mainly by the employees of the Hecla Co. and receives little support from outsiders.  The establishing of this hospital has been the means of saving many thousands of dollars to the treasury of Beaverhead County, for annually, without it, a large majority of the patients treated would be sent to the county hospital where they would yearly be a heavy expense on the county.

The Odd Fellows anniversary celebration at Glendale last Saturday was the grandest affair of the kind ever witnessed in Beaverhead County.  The preparations for the celebration were so perfect in every particular that it passed off without an incident or accident to mar the pleasures of the occasion.  Delegations were present from Dillon, Melrose, Lion City, and Butte, and quite a number of people were noticed from the northern part of the county.

    Owing to the derailment of the engine the Dillon delegation - numbering thirty five - did not get off until nearly noon.  This provoking delay was the cause of postponing the parade and procession, which had been set for 11 o’clock in the morning, until late in the afternoon.  The telegraph told those at Glendale to wait and the Dillon guests would get there in time to participate, although a few hours behind the appointed time.  Once on board the special quick time was made in making the run to Melrose.  The train sped along at such a rapid rate that had it ran off the track Dillon would have been full of first class funerals.
    Arriving at Melrose, conveyances were on hand to carry the party up to the scene of the celebration.  Enveloped in clouds of dust for the distance of five miles, the Dillonites emerged “painted yeller,” but were greeted by welcoming strains of splendid music from the silver City brass band.  The Avery House was thrown open and an opportunity afforded to wipe off the dust, get a seasonable dinner, take a rest, and prepare to participate.
    At three o’clock one of the finest pageants ever seen in the Glendale section was witnessed by the assembled throng in the parade and procession of the fifty-eight members of Bannack Lodge, of Glendale, and the Apollo Lodge, of Dillon.  Preceded by the Silver city cornet band of ten pieces discoursing sweet strains of marching music, the procession marched and counter marched through the principal street of the town, and repaired to the skating rink.
    Assembled in the rink, a commodious building, several hundred people were present and deeply interested in the public ceremonies of Odd Fellowship.  An appropriate prayer by the chaplain opened the exercises.  This was followed by a colloquy between the officers of the two lodges.  The orators of the day delivered eloquent addresses, briefly recounting the history of Odd Fellowship in America, dwelling with force upon the moral teachings, benevolent tendencies and social character of the order.  The addresses were eloquent forensic efforts, replete with instruction.  A poem suited to the occasion was read and well received.  Excellent music by the band and the singing of lodge hymns with fine organ accompaniments were pleasing features of the ceremonies.  The impressiveness of ceremonies at the rink were fittingly brought to a close by the chaplain invoking the blessing of Almighty God upon the assembled multitude.
    The grand ball in the evening at the rink was a brilliant affair, largely attended.  The ladies were costumed elegantly.  At an early hour the grand march opened the ball with over one hundred couples in procession.  The rink was finely decorated and brilliantly lighted.  Dancing was kept up without intermission until supper was announced, and at one time ninety-six couples were on the floor dancing to superb music.  After supper the ball infringed on the Lord’s Day about four hours, when it broke up and the company dispersed in time for early Sunday morning devotions.
    Nothing of the most trivial nature occurred to render the celebration lacking in interest, and those present will long linger over its pleasant memories.  The Odd Fellows of Glendale may well feel proud for having given such a splendid celebration in commemoration of the sixty-fifth anniversary of Odd Fellowship in America.

High Compliments Paid To General Manager Knippenberg
Some Interesting Facts Concerning the
Most Prosperous Mining Enter-
Prize in the Territory
    The Board of Directors of the Hecla consolidated Mining Co., of Indianapolis, Ind., and Glendale, Montana - consisting of Hon. Thos. A. Hendricks, John Thomas, Esq., Hon. John C. Wright, Judge E.B. Martindale, John C. McCutcheon, and Charles O. Baird - recently passed a most flattering and deserving expressions of the feeling which is entertained toward General Manager Knippenberg.  At the meeting nine-tenths of the stock of the company was represented.  We give it in full:
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 12, 1884
Henry Knippenberg, Esq.,
General Manager Hecla Con. Mining Co.,
Glendale, Montana:
Dear Sir:  At the annual meeting of the stockholders held on Tuesday, the 5th inst., (and at which 90 per cent of the stock voted,) after hearing your annual report read the stockholders directed the Secretary to express to you their feelings and opinions in reference to the management of the property belonging to the company by you since March, 1881.
    Your personal manliness and loyalty to friends, and your ability to take a tottering business and make it successful and prosperous  were well know before, having had a practical illustration in that line right here in our own midst.  You have repeated this in on a much larger scale in Glendale, accepting charge of our property when it was in debt and demoralized in every department, and by close, accurate figuring, strict economy as being indispensable to their connection with the company, you have placed the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company at the head of the list in Montana as the steadiest and largest dividend paying mine in the Territory, with no debt, a large development of reserve ore, and cash on hand, making it strong, solid and substantial commercially.
    Now the property is in the condition you should have received it in, ready for a quiet, steady, systematic development, so that the stockholders can deal in facts, not fiction or speculation, and buy and well just what they have, no more, no less.  Your friends among the stockholders count, 100 per cent, and are sincere for your personal welfare and continued success as a mine manager.
Yours, with respect,
(Signed) J.C. McCutcheon, Sec’y.
    Certainly such a compliment coming unsolicited and unexpected from such a source, and from a body of men, of which any State might be justly proud should satisfy the ambition of most any man.  We are certain that the best business men of Montana, who are acquainted with the history of the Hecla Co., will endorse the expression of the stockholders toward the present wise and successful management.
    Mr. Knippenberg is in the prime of life, somewhere near forty years of age.  He is a German by birth - having arrived in America at the age of six years.  At eleven he was left an orphan.  With only eighteen months of schooling, he educated himself by close study and diligent application during leisure house, after the daily routine of labor.  It may be properly mentioned that in politics Mr. H. is a strong Republican, and in religion a Baptist.  In traits of character he is a man of unswervering integrity in thought and deed - shrewd in business, but not deceptive.  A man of strong likes and dislikes he is true to friends, whether present or absent.  He counts disloyalty an unpardonable sin, and his word, written or verbal, is at par.  His enemies do no refuse him this honor.
    The Hecla Company, three years ago, was bankrupt - bankrupt in treasury, bankrupt in mines, bankrupt in credit.  Today it stands, if not the first, at least among the first mining companies in Montana.  It is liberal in dividends toward its stockholders.  It is a mammoth mining concern.  It was organized in the year 1877 by Noah Armstrong, Esq., a mining man of whom Montana is proud to number among her most enterprising citizens, and a gentleman always foremost in any of the great enterprises that go to build up the great and growing commonwealth he has selected as his home.
    General Manager Knippenberg took charge of the company’s business in April, 1881.  From that date things assumed a different shape in and around the property.  Order grew out of chaos and assessments and indebtedness were followed by dividends and a surplus.  At present the Hecla Company pays the largest dividend of any mining corporation in Montana, if not in the West.

The operations of the company cover about twenty-five miles of Territory.  The towns of Glendale, Hecla, Norwood and Greenwood simply mean the Hecla Company - for, when the furnace fires of company are put out to burn no more, those towns will be merely monuments for the past prosperity.

    There is consumed in the smelters at Glendale, every year, 12,000 tons of silver-lead ore, 6,000 tons of iron ore, 6,000 tons of lime rock, 3,000 tons of coke, 1,000,000 bushels of charcoal, and some three hundred head of mules are constantly working for the company, directly and indirectly.
    When running full handed the pay roll of the company counts up over 400 men, and including those working on contracts nearly as many more.  The monthly pay roll foots up an average of $50,000 and pay day never fails on the 25th of each month.  The company ships every year 3,000 tons of silver-lead bullion and 500 tons of copper matte, and pays the Union Pacific R.R. for freight charges on incoming and outgoing freight $150,000
    This vast business is handled by General Manager Knippenberg in the most quiet, orderly and effective manner, and apparently without the least clashing among the different departments.  The General Manager is aided in the most harmonious way by Chas. R. Kappes, assistant general manager; Jas. Parfet, superintendent of mines; Geo. B. Conway, cashier; John V. Seybold, superintendent of reduction works; J. S. Street, superintendent of the iron mines and J.M. Parfet, superintendent of the concentrator.  Then entire system is under the supervision of the General Manager, who is himself an accomplished book keeper and accountant.


    The concentrator, at Greenwood last season reduced 27,000 tons of second-class ore - reducing it to 3,000 tons.  The tailings were all saved and will some day be worked by mill process.


    While at Glendale recently we noticed considerable improvements being made by the company.  At the furnaces new beds were being put in and a new smoke stack was going up.  A fine office for the company’s use is under course of erection, and it will contain a vault 10 X 10, and have all modern conveniences for the clerical force of the company.
    We understand that at Hecla the company contemplates erecting twelve dwellings and also a public hall for reading and the amusement of its employees.
    General Manager Knippenberg is a Hecla director and stockholder, and he is also a director of the First national Bank of Dillon, a bank that commands the confidence of the people.
    The future of the Hecla Company is exceedingly promising.  It is the big mining institution of Southern Montana.  With a large number of excellent mines to operate it will prosper for years to come.

1884 MAY 10

PARFET - STHRUTHERS -     At the Avery House, Glendale, Montana, May 3, 1884, by Rev. O.W. Mintzer, Mr. A.B. Parfet, of Hecla, and Miss Eva Struthers, of Epira, Iowa.

TROSTLE - GALLANTINE - At Melrose, Montana, May 1st, 1884, by Rev. O.W. Mintzer, Mr. Wm. Throstle, of Twin Bridges, and Mrs. Hanna Gallantine, of Beaverhead Valley.

Our Glendale gatherer remarks in a note on the side: “Glendale is a little dull and lonesome at this writing.  One month hence it is expected things will be brighter, and that the town will afford many newsy items of local and general interest.”

    Horse grub has advanced a little in price.
    The Dillon Nine will be organized in time to scoop the Glendale bluffers.
    The up-bound passenger train yesterday morning consisted of eight coaches full of passengers.

    Old timers will kindly remember Dr. E.D. Leavitt - the “Bannack Doctor” in the days of yore.  Dr. Leavitt was one of the pioneer gold diggers of 1862.  Quitting the alluring avocation of an honest miner, the Dr. resumed the practice of medicine and surgery in which he was eminently successful for a number of years.  He filled many offices of honor and trust in Beaverhead County, and once the Bannack Doctor stood “forninst” Martin Maginnis for Congress.  The many
friends of the Dr. will be pleased to learn that he is recovering from a violent attack of Coeur d’Alene fever.  He writes from California as follows:

    “I have been under a high state of thermo metrical range of Coeur d’Alene fever for some time, which I have been trying very hard to subdue by various moral anti-phlogistics, with, perhaps, some little success.  It puts me in mind of old times when a big mining excitement arises .  Then I have a feeling akin to that of an old cavalry horse when an unexpected blast from the bugle revives reminiscences of the battle’s din and sets him a prancing!  I am striving to recover and think I will,
mainly because I am becoming pregnant with the idea that the Coeur d’Alene is considerable of the humbug.  I might go around that way just to look at the mines, and keep on to Montana by the Northern Pacific.


    Improvements are being made by the Hecla Company.
    Dr. Schmalhausen reports the health of Glendale as average good.
    Goldberg is on top in the boot and shoe business.  He’ll stay there.
    The Hecla Co. will have a full force in its producing mines shortly.
    Charley Osgood is conceded to be the No. 1 salesman in his line of bliss.
    The Odd Fellows of Glendale are feeling good over their late celebration.
It is rumored that Commissioner Wells will resign his position on the Board.
    The Avery House was never run in better shape than it is at the present time.
    Asst. Postmaster Ferster is on the improve and his many friends are glad of it.
    The irrepressible Judge Thomas is implicating his record for piety and probity.
    Joe Shepherd will fully recover from injuries received at the hands of Tom Blakely.
Constable Jones’ friends think he would make a winning run in the Sheriffalty race.
    Dr. Alward contends that the Glendale Nine will prove invincible when the field day comes.
    Photographic artist Nesbitt will remove to Dillon shortly, where he will open a first class gallery.
    On dit - that Chas. W. Turner will be trotted out for the Democratic nomination for the Council.
Charlie Armstrong intends cornering the block of stock in the Southern Montana Fair Association.
    Rev. Mr. Mintzer is in his happiest moment when he is engaged in pronouncing a matrimonial benediction.
    General Manager Knippenberg is displaying his usual activity in the management of company affairs.
    A rumor comes down from the “snow line” to the effect that there is a Tarbell-Morrison racket on the tapis.
1884 MAY 17

    Bannack Lodge, No. 3, meets every Wednesday evening at its Hall in Glendale, Sojourning brethren, in good standing, are cordially invited to attend.
P.S. O’Brien, N.G.
Frank Gilg, Secretary

    O.W.W. Rote is now deputy postmaster at Glendale.
    The picnic season has arrived and parties are indulged in.
    Emanuel Glover is now “mine host” at the Glendale House..
    Business is steady, with no special actively in any line.
    There is talk of starting a private school for the summer months.
    Capt. Alward’s band of base ballists are improving by regular practice.
    John Wells, of the board of county dads, is selling out cheap to close out.
    Gideon West, a miner at Hecla City, died on the 8th inst. From pneumonia.
    The concentrator is now in operation on the low grade ores from the Hecla mines.
    Three saloons have closed their doors with the last month, but still Glendaleites live.
    Both stacks are again in full blast at the smelter, and the bullion is running out at a lively rate.
    Prof. Hoyt is making preparations to open an assay office at Eagle City by the 1st of June.
    Jas. Dailey and Chas. Readicar are at the Hecla Hospital attacked with the pneumonia, but are getting better.
    Politics is growing a trifle interesting, and there is considerable talk of probably and possible candidates in both parties.
    J.V. Seybold, superintendent of the smelters, is on a flying visit to his family who live on his ranch on the Beaverhead.
    General Manager Knippenberg made  a flying trip to Dillon, and was favorably impressed with the prosperous condition of the county seat.
    The Glendale Republicans were much chagrined at the action of the delegates to the Bozeman convention, because they did not all vote for J.G. Blaine.
    A fatal disease is prevailing among horses and mules of this section.  Louis Low lost his entire team of ten mules and a fine brood mare within a few days.
    Jack Reynolds gave his livery stable a new coat of paint.  It now looks like the little boy who wouldn’t wear suspenders.  It shows where the two courses meet.
    Glendale sports an artist who can draw anything from a bald head to a running pinto, with a skill that elicits compliments from all who examine his artistic work.

1884 MAY 24

    Losee sports a fine trotter nowadays.
    James Parfet is off to the States on a visit for several weeks.
    O.W.W. Rote is officiating as deputy postmaster at Glendale.
    J.V. Byrnett departed for the Coeur d’Alene mines last Tuesday.
    Noah Armstrong came over from his Doncaster Ranch last week.
    Both furnaces are running, and everyone is busy around the reduction works.
    Several Glendaleites were at Butte to witness the mill between the two Macs.
Rufe Ferster, A.P.M.G., has resigned and gone to hunt an Idaho quartz bonanza.
    There is a drought in the item line, but Glendale is no quite as lonesome as it appears.
    Chas. F. Radicker, who was brought down from Hecla suffering from pneumonia, died on the 14th.
    Miss Ella Merk , of Silver Star, one of Montana’s most accomplished young ladies, is visiting Glendale friends.
    Diphtheria has made its appearance in Glendale, and already claimed one victim, the infant son of Stephen Reese.
    Rev. M. Clark, Baptist minister at Butte, participated in the celebration of the silver wedding of Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Lamb.
    Miss Mintzer, just from Philadelphia, opened a school on the 19th.  Young men, now look out.  She is one of the fairest to look upon.
    Inhaling arsenic smoke is arousing the fighting propensities of the men.  Three fights within a week afforded gossip-mongers a chance to do a heap of talking.
    Prof. C.A. Hoyt, who has been in the employ of the Hecla Co. for three years as assayer left the first of the week for the Coeur d’Alene mines.  The Professor was formerly assayer at the Omaha smelting works.  He took a fine assay outfit with him to the new mines, where he will without doubt meet with abundant success.

1884 JUN 07

    House cleaning and painting is going on extensively.
    The weather is fair.  Business dull, and items scarce.
    Several Glendale families have removed to Anaconda.
    Miss Ella Merk, of Silver Star, is visiting Glendale friends.
    Improvements have been made recently around the smelters.
    The base ballists display energy and skill in their practice playing.
    What Glendale needs now is a ten-stamp mill to help mining matters.
    Glendale Republicans are praying for the nomination of Blaine of Maine.
    You can get croquet any time from five in the morning until dewy dusk.
    The young gents of Glendale took in the dance at Melrose on Tuesday night.
    Capt. Yeaman is down from Hecla.  He sips soup at the hospital for his health.
    McCarthy, McBee & Co. are reported to have struck it rich on Lion Mountain this week.
    While the times are truly dull the people have the skating rink and dancing school to fall back on.
    The chances are that the Glendale club of batters will challenge the Dillonites in a short period.
    The captain of the base ball club has struck his Silver Star destiny.  He is gone, sure, this time.
    The worst case of love ever known in Montana is afflicting a young man of Glendale.  Nothing short of matrimony will cure the young fellow.

1884 JUN 14

    Henry Pond, merchant, was down from Glendale.

1884 JUN 21

    At Alward’s drug store Mr. Miller, fresh from Kansas, is chief pill roller.
    J.T. Murphy & Co. have rented the old Hecla office and will move into it soon.
    Ed Maxwell is assisting Mr. Losee in wielding the 3 foot stick at the brick store.
    Mrs. Dr. Schmalhausen and children returned from an extended visit to the Western States.
    James Parfet returned to his post of duty at Hecla on the 10th, bringing with him a lovely bride.
    H.B. Smith, of Butte, was in town for the purpose of introducing a new concentrating machine.
    Chas. Simpson arrived on the 8th from Vincennes, Ind., and with his wife are now nursing the sick at the Hecla hospital.
    Jack Reynolds has purchased the Glendale House and rented Murray’s livery stable, and he is doing a lively business.
    The Greenwood concentrator commenced running day and night on the 12th inst. And is producing some 20 tons of product every twenty-four hours.
    E.W. Nash, treasurer and secretary of the O. and G.R. Co., at Omaha, has been visiting Mr. Knippenberg.  Mr. Nash left for Salt Lake on Wednesday evening.
    The new Hecla Co. office will be ready for occupancy next Monday, and it will be a credit to the company.  The 10 X 10 vault is perhaps the finest one in the Territory.
    Six or eight horses and mules belonging to J.T. Murphy & Co. have been suffering from a serious malady in the form of sore feet.  The feet of some of the animals rotted off.  Three have died - and others are improving.
    General Manager Knippenberg, who has given the mines of the Hecla Co. his personal supervision for the past two weeks, feels much better regarding the outlook than he did one month ago, when the condition of the mines was far from being satisfactory.
    Mrs. Lillie Welch, of the Welch Comedy Company, met with a very serious accident on the night of the 17th inst. By falling down a flight of steps.  She lay unconscious for an hour after the accident and suffered intensely afterwards, but no bones were broken.
    Cadet Will Knippenberg, student at the Kentucky Military Institute, reached home on Wednesday, and will remain during vacation.  Will made a first class record at the Institute, where he stood first in mathematics, and he received the highest mark for good conduct.
    Manager Knippenberg has concluded to put up a third furnace for the Hecla Co. and he hopes to have it running by September 1st.  The new furnace will be used entirely for all the odds and ends, flue dust, furnace bearings, etc., leaving the present two furnaces to smelt only good and clean ores.

1884 JUL 19

Estate of Joseph Christoff, deceased.
    NOTICE is hereby given by the undersigned, administrator of the estate of Joseph Christoff, deceased, to creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them will the necessary vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the said administrator at his office in Glendale, Montana , in said county of Beaverhead.
RICHARD Z. THOMAS, Administrator
Estate of Joseph Christoff, deceased.
Dated this 14th day of July, 1884.

Manufacturer and Dealer in
A Full Assortment of Ladies’ and Gent.’s Shoes.
Repairing, in both branches , promptly and neatly done on short notice.

    George E. Tarbell, of Lion City, announces himself a candidate for County Assessor, in today’s paper, subject to the decision of the coming Beaverhead County Republican Convention.  Mr. Tarbell is the first candidate in the field.   Several years ago he filled the office of Assessor, and we believe he made a satisfactory assessment of the county.

    Glendale is becoming a noted town in more respects than one.  The town is noted for its handsome women, homely men, big bullion shipments, and poor whiskey.  In addition, Glendale is noted for the interest manifested in criminal cases up that way.  When a Glendale criminal case is tried it appears that nearly all the able bodies men of the smelter burg are summoned as witnesses.  This intense interest in criminal matters may be produced by arsenic fumes impregnating the Glendale atmosphere, but nevertheless it is costly to the county.

    We are reliably informed that the Hecla Company struck it rich in the old Trapper mine on the 4th of July, and that the Ariadne mine promises to prove another Cleopatra.
    General Manager Knippenberg has ordered another large square furnace - a duplicate of the one that was purchased in 1880.  It is expected that by September 15th it will be running.  This will make three 50 - ton furnaces operated at Glendale by the company.
    The stock of the company is being sought after at Indianapolis, but none is for sale.  The stock is now held by men who bought it as an investment  and the stockholders are perfectly satisfied with the regular monthly dividends paid under the present management.
    Mr. Knippenberg, who has successfully managed the affairs of the Hecla Company for several years served on the Grand Jury last week, and the gentleman had an opportunity to extend his acquaintance among the representative men of the county.
    The flourishing condition of the Hecla Company give encouragement of the mining industry throughout Southern Montana.  Today the Hecla is the big mining enterprise of the county, but it can be duplicated by investment of capital.

1884 JUL 26

    Our Glendale itemizer is taking a rest during the temporary dullness of that burg.  He will be heard from before fall.
    The Thompson Falls Index - run by one Freeman, who infested Glendale five years ago and invented and propelled the Glendale Atlantis to the sorrow of the people of that town - is too dead to skin.  It is reported that the remains of the dead Index will be removed to Butte to establish a Sunday morning paper, in which case Butte, wicked as it is, is to be pitied

    John Gannon, Charlie Armstrong, Ed Alward and Al Pickett attempted to hold a horse funeral on the banks of Rock Creek lake the other day.  The funeral was a failure because the pack horse refused to drown and furnish them with a victim for imposing obsequies

    General Manager Knippenberg, of the Hecla Company, expects to see Mr. Hendricks again at Glendale this summer, as he his largely interested in stock of the Hecla Company.  Mr. Hendricks is Mr. Knippenberg’s near neighbor in Indianapolis, and in a recent note M. Hendricks says:  “We thank you for your kind note of congratulation.  We are gratified at the encouraging words from all sides in regard to the prospects of the Hecla Company.  I am sure you must be especially gratified at your success.”  In speaking of his visit to Montana last summer Mr. Hendricks says:  “All agreed that our journey and sojourn were among the most pleasant and interesting of our lives.

1884 AUG 09

Notice of Sale
    I hereby give notice to the public that I have sold and transferred my entire right, title and interest in the Hecla City Store to Henry W. Kappes, who is the sole owner and proprietor, who alone is responsible for all debts created and who alone can collect outstanding accounts.  I have no interest in, or derive any profit from the store whatsoever.
Hecla City, Beaverhead County, Mont., Friday, August 1st, 1884.

1884 AUG 23

To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    My Dear Sir: - For several weeks I have been exceedingly annoyed concerning a small item going the rounds of our papers, reading: “The Hecla Company at Lion  struck it rich in the old Trapper.  This mine is yielding daily from $5,000 to $7,000.
    The fact is simply this: A month since we struck a very promising prospect in the Trapper; during the month the mine yielded about 50 tons of first class ore averaging 10 per cent lead, 150 ounces silver.
    What a mine or a man’s grandfather was years ago ought to not serve as a boom in either case today.  It is these false booms in every department of live that are the abominations and curses of the present age.  A mine or man should sail under what they are, not what they pretend of would like to be.  I like rich strikes, but rich lies I prefer to let others enjoy.
I remain your friend,
H. KNIPPENBERG, General Manager.

    I will state to the citizens of Dillon and vicinity, that I am now ready to do any kind of work required in the picture line, in my new studio, opposite the U. & N. railway depot.  I also have the negatives of all principal buildings in Dillon, and the four different negatives of the Fourth of July procession, which I can finish at once, any amount ordered.

    Call at my studio, on Montana street, and see samples and leave your orders.
J.H. NESBITT, Artist.

    In Justice Court, Glendale Township, Beaverhead county , Territory of Montana, before R.Z. Thomas, J.P.
    Peter Wagner, plaintiff, versus Thomas Delgrosso, defendant.
    The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Thomas Delgrosso, 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 legal publication of this summons and answer the complaint on file in an action to recover from you the sum of thirty-one and 87-100 dollars alleged to be due from you to plaintiff on account of merchandise sold and delivered to you at your special instance and request by plaintiff 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 thirty-one and 87-100 dollars and cost of suit.
    Given under my hand this  15th day of August, A.D., 1884.
Justice of the peace.

    In justice court Glendale Township, Beaverhead County, Territory of Montana, before R.Z. Thomas, J.P.
    Martin f. Welch, plaintiff, versus Thomas Delgrosso, defendant.
    The people of the Territory of Montana, send greeting to Thomas Delgrosso, 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 legal publication of this summons and answer the complaint on file in an action to recover from you the sum of twenty-seven and 75-100 dollars alleged to be due and owing from you to this plaintiff on account of merchandise and money furnished you at your special instance and request by this plaintiff; 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 twenty seven and 75-100 dollars and costs of suit.
    Given under my hand this 15th day of August, A.D., 1884
Justice of the Peace.

    In the Justice court, Glendale township, Beaverhead county, Territoy of Montana, before  R.Z. Thomas, J.P.
    George Agosti and William Geronimi, formerly doing business in the town of Glendale, Beaverhead County, Territory of Montana, under the firm name and style of Agosti & Geronimi, plaintiffs, vs. Thomas Delgrosso, defendant.
    The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Thomas Delgrosso, 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 legal publication of this summons and answer the complaint on file in an action to recover from you the sum of eighty-three and 87-100 dollars, alleged to be due and owing from you to plaintiffs on account of merchandise and cash furnished you at your special request by plaintiffs, and also account of M. Goldberg, duly transferred to these plaintiffs in the sum of eleven dollars, and you are hereby 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 eighty-three and 87-100 dollars and costs of suit. 
    Given under my hand this 15th day of August, A.D., 1884.
Justice of the Peace.
LAND OFFICE AT HELENA, M.T., Aug. 7, 1884.
    Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before C.W. Turner, Notary Public, in and for Silver Bow county, Montana, at Melrose, M.T., on September 16, 1884, viz: John W. Maddux, who made preemption declaratory statement No. 5,560 for the W ½ SW¼ Sec. 25 Tp. 2 S of R. 9.
    He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said land, viz: William H. Maddux, Benjamin S. Chester, Joshua Maddux and Edward B. Fairfield, all of Melrose, M.T.
F. ADKINSON, Register.

    It snowed 20 hours at Lion City and Hecla, commencing on the eve of the 18th.
    The Hecla company has 1,5000 tons of ore ahead at Glendale; to this surplus is added every day.
    The Cleopatra mine at Lion is looking exceedingly well; the ore body being large and holding out.
    The Hecla company paid on August 15, a special one per cent dividend to its stockholders, or $15,000.  The regular dividend day of this company is on the 1st each month.
    The new No. 3 furnace is progressing nicely, eight feet of digging had to be done in order to get to bed rock.  The furnace bottom and dust chambers are now being erected.
    The Lion mountain tunnel is now in some 1,800 feet and will tap the old Atlantis mine within the next 100 feet; what the result will be, no one can safely predict now.
    Hon John C. Wright and wife, of Indianapolis, are expected in Glendale this week.  Mr. Wright is the treasurer of the Hecla company.  During their stay they will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Knippenberg.
    John Thomas, president of the Hecla Co., while on a visit to his sister in N.Y., last week had a very severe fall and at first if was feared to be a very serious matter.  Mr. Knippenberg has received work that he is improving and able to be up again.

    TAKEN UP on Wise river, two years ago, one brown mare pony; five years old; hind and fore legs white; white strip in face; branded on rear flank.  The pony is at my stable.  The owner is requested to prove the animal and take it away.
Glendale, Montana, August 15, 1884

1884 SEP 06

    Business is quiet, in the extreme.
    School is running in full blast, again.
    Miss Ida Mintzer is stopping at Charles Armstrong’s.
    Joe Keppler and Hugh Patten left Monday for the National Park.

The effects of pay-day have passed off, and this burg is jogging along after the old fashion.
    County politics take precedence over all other topics, wherever a crowd is congregated, of an evening.
    Mrs. O.W. Mintzer and Mrs. Edward Reed have gone East.  Mrs. Reed stopped at Galena, Ills., while Mrs. Mintzer went on to New Jersey.
    Mr. and Mrs. Shreeves and Mrs. O.W.W. Rote started, this week, for the Park, but had to turn back on account of the illness of Mrs. Rote.
    Fancher and Wells shipped, this week, 20,000 pounds of 100 ounce ore, from their “Faithful” mine in Vipond district.  Armstrong & Co., have purchased Hulsizer and Sturm’s interest in the above mine.
    The Glendale school, after receiving a thorough “renovating” and whitewashing, opened on Monday with 60 pupils in attendance.  Under the efficient guidance of Henry S. Reynolds, principal and Miss Ida Mintzer, assistant, the scholars can hardly fail to make progress gratifying alike to parents and teachers.

1884 SEP 13

    The third furnace is progressing nicely, and if all the castings come in time, it is hoped to have it fired up by Oct. 1st to 15th.
    The Cleopatra mine on Lion Mountain, shows the largest body or ore at present in sight which has ever been known on Lion.  The assays are somewhat lower than formerly.
    The Hecla Company has returned a very large assessment thus year, thus making friend Willis very happy.  The Company will stand second, if not first, on the County list of taxpayers.
    The Shelby Mining Company at Birch Creek, is now furnishing the Hecla Company ten tons of iron ore daily.  The ore comes via the U. and N. Railway from Apex to Melrose.
The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, as usual, paid on the Sept. 1st its monthly one per cent dividend or $15,000.  General Manager Knippenberg thinks life Is not worth much unless he can make stockholders happy.Superintendent Street, at Norwood, has again struck it big in the Hecla Company’s iron mines, having discovered an immense large iron deposit.  One the strength of this Joe went to Ogden to get a wife.  We wish Joe and his wife much joy.
If not prevented by business engagements, Mr. and Mrs. Knippenberg and daughter expect to visit Helena next week, to be present at the annual meeting of the Baptist denomination in Montana.   This will be the first real vacation that Mr. K. has taken in three and a half years, during his management of the Hecla Company.Superintendent Parfet is still happy regarding the prospects in the Trapper mine, and feels confident that this mine will again come to the front.  A new boiler has just been received at Lion to be placed at this mine.  The tunnel is being driven as fast as possible, and within the next 90 days it will tap the old Atlantis ground.Hon. John C. Wright, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Treasurer of the Hecla Company, who has been visiting Glendale, Hecla, Norwood, and Canyon Creek Park the past ten days, left for home again on Saturday morning.  Thomas A. Hendricks expected to come with Mr. Wright, but his political engagements in Indiana prevented him from coming out to Montana this fall.

1884 SEP 27

    Mrs. F.A. Reynolds rejoices in the possession of a new cabinet organ.
    Mrs. Hoyt and sons, Arthur and Harry, have returned from their visit to the Territorial Capitol.
    The Hecla saw mill is now sawing at the rate of 3,000 feet daily.  The Company needs over 150,000 feet of inch lumber for tramways, etc.
    McLean & Johnson, charcoal contractors, are now making 10,000 brick daily for the new coal kilns which they will erect on Canyon creek.September 25th was pay day, and the Hecla Company with its usual clock regularity paid the boys $51,000.  No company in the land is more prompt in paying its employees. Manager Knippenberg bought last week, the Ponka Lode from Levi Cartier, John W. McBee and Charles McCarthy.   This claim is an extension on the Trapper mine.  The claim has on it some 300,000 feet of good saw logs - consideration, $300.The big Hole river bridge is in a sickly condition, notices of warning have been posted up at both ends and all the teams have to ford the river.  The County Fathers would same money for the County by erecting a new bridge at this point at once.Manager Knippenberg is now considering propositions for the electric light improvement and no doubt in the near future coal oil will be a thing of the past, and the great works of the Hecla Company will be lighted with the sun by day and electricity by night.The present ore body in the Cleopatra mine measures 35 feet and the bottom or foot wall has not yet been struck.  Nothing like it has ever been known in this mine.  The ore runs low in lead and silver, assaying about 22 per cent lead and 45 ounces silver.GLENDALE HOSPITAL
    This organization which is kept up solely by the employees of the Hecla Company, held its annual meeting last Tuesday, at Glendale, and elected the following Board of Trustees: James Prout, Joseph E. Street, Wm. Y. Fisher, John V. Seybold and John M. Parfet.
The financial report showed the following receipts and payments:
  • Total money collected in 12 months $4,000.00
  • Total expenses in 12 months  $4,600.00
  • Shortage $600.00

  The following is an official letter from the physician in charge, a man well known in Montana as standing in the front rank of his profession.

GLENDALE, MONT., Sept 16th, 1884
H. Knippenberg, Esq., President Glendale Hospital, Glendale, Mont. year beginning October 16th, 1884, one hundred and nine (109) sick men with an average stay at the hospital of eight and one-half (8 ½) days each, two of that number died, the others were cured and discharged.
Respy. Your Obt. Servant

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees, the following gentlemen were elected as officers: H. Knippenberg, President;  Chas. R. Kappes, Vice-President;  Geo. B. Conway, Secretary and Treasurer.

We think it but right that the people of Beaverhead County should know something about this important institution, an institution that saves Beaverhead County  annually from $7,000 to $8,000 in expenses, and to which Beaverhead County has never donated one cent, although the Board of County Commissioners have been frequently appealed too during the last seven years.

Every man in the employ of the Hecla Company pays his regular County Poor Tax of $2.00.  This amount is collected by  order of General Manager Knippenberg for the County, free of charge.  The amount is paid over to the County Assessor.  Mr. Knippenberg is very strict about the collection of taxes, as he regards it the duty of every citizen to pay his honest taxes, for he feels very proud to think that his honorable Company stands first on the list this year.  His motto, is never dodge an honest assessment, not even school tax, if the majority of the people say tax.

Now, besides this regular County poor tax, each employee of the Hecla Company Pay to the Treasurer of the Glendale hospital $1 each month for the support of the sick, in which a regular physician is employed and a family resides to take care of the sick.  It will be seen by this that every employee of this Company pays annually a poor tax of $14, while other citizens of the County only pay $2.  Should the employees of the Hecla Company decide to give up the hospital it can be easily seen that all the sick must go to Dillon, and the expenses thus increased would be from $7,000 to $8,000 each year.  During the last 7 years this hospital has cost in round numbers $30,000, and now shows a debt of $600 only.

It would seem to us but just that the Commissioners of this County to donate annually to the Glendale hospital at least so much as is collected from the Hecla employees as regular poor tax, amounting to some $700.  We offer this as a suggestion and trust it will be done.  We know every citizen in the County would endorse it we think.

1884 OCT 04

    Charles G. Noble, dentist, has moved into his new office, on Montana street, Dillon, and is prepared to attend to all patients, in need of his services.
    The doctor will make monthly visits to Glendale and other neighboring towns, notice of dates to be given in due time.

We have received a “four flush” from the Avery House, Glendale.  The flush consists of photographs of the Republican and Democratic candidates for President and Vice President - Blaine, Cleveland, Logan, Hendricks.  It is a neat way of advertising a hotel.

    For Delegate to Congress:
For District Attorney:
F.T. McBRIDE, of Butte.
Beaverhead County Republican Ticket.
For Councilman:
CHAS. ARMSTRONG, of Glendale.
For Representative:
B.F. WHITE, of Dillon.
For Sheriff:
J.C. METLEN, of Dillon.
For Clerk and Recorder:
E.R. ALWARD, of Glendale
For Treasurer;
ROBT. T. WING, of Dillon.
For Probate Judge:
R.Z. THOMAS, of Glendale.
For Commissioner:
GEO. M. BROWN, of Horse Prairie.
For Assessor:
D.F REINHARDT, of Dillon.
For Supt. Public Instruction:
JOHN GANNON, of Dillon.
For Coroner:
H.D. PICKMAN, of Dillon.
For Surveyor:
JAMES HARBY,  of Bannack.
For Public Administrator:
J.R. HOLDEN, of Dillon.

REYNOLDS - WHITNEY - On Sunday, Sept. 28th, 1884, at the Glendale Hotel, by Rev. O.W. Mintzer, Mr. Lewis Reynolds, and Miss Laura Whitney.

FISHER - BARNETT - At the Avery House, Glendale, on October 1st, 1884, by Rev. O.W. Mintzer, Mr. Wm. Y. Fisher, of Glendale and Miss Clara Barnett, of Dillon.
- The newly married couple received the congratulations of a large number of friends, and they were the recipients of many handsome presents.

1884 NOV 11

For Delegate to Congress:
JOS. K. TOOLE, of Helena.
For District Attorney:
W.Y. Pemberton, of Butte.
Beaverhead County Democratic Ticket
For Councilman:
MARTIN BARRETT, of Horse Prairie.
For Representative:
ROBT B. SMITH, of Dillon.
For Joint-Representative:
W.B. CARTER, of Dillon.
For Sheriff:THOS E. JONES, of Glendale.
For Clerk and Recorder:
PHIL D. McGOUGH, of Dillon.
For Probate Judge:
For Commissioner:
For Assessor:
A.M. MORRISON, of Lion City.
For Supt. Public Instruction:
J.H. KAPPES, of Glendale.
For Public Administrator:
H.J. SWEET, of Dillon.
For Coroner:
J.P. FLETCHER, of Argenta.
For County Surveyor:

    The co-partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Drs. Schmalhausen & Noble, at Glendale, has been dissolved by mutual consent.
Glendale, October 10, 1884

    The following is a list of the precincts with the names of the Judges of Election.  The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4th, 1884;
    Argenta - J.P. Fletcher, Geo. French, Phil M. Brown, judges.
    Bannack - James S. Ferster, A. F. Sears.
    Big Hole - Hugh Patten, Joe McCreary, ____ Vance.
    Barrett’s - James Davidson, M.B. Hennebery.
    Blacktail - Phil H. Poindexter, Craig Cornell, John R. Selway.Birch Creek - W.H. Oliver, N. Axe, Fred Hopp.
    Ore Camp - Wm. Gall, Chas. Rich, D.H. Overly
    Dillon - Chas L. Thomsen, W.B,. Carter, Jas. Kirkpatrick
    Glendale - Geo. W. Chinn, David Terry.
    Horse Prairie - Pat Holahan, Thos. Pierce, G.L. Batchelder.
    Lion City - A.M. Morison, Jas. Galusha, Geo. E. Tarbell.
    Quartz Hill - W.P. Spurr, R.H. Collins, Jas. L. New.
    Red Rock - W.L. McIntosh, Jos. Shineberger, Wilson Wadams.
    Spring Hill - Henry Gleed, John Peate, Geo. W. Bailey.
    Wilson’s - W.F. Wood, Chas. Carlton, James Mauldin.


Sept. 23rd, 1884.
To Hon. B.F. White, Chairman of the Republican Central Committee, Dillon, Montana:

DEAR SIR: - For several reasons which render it inconvenient to me to discharge the duties of the office, if elected, I am compelled to decline the nomination for Councilman.  At the same time I wish to express my thanks to my Republican friends for the honor they have shown me in their preference.
Yours, Very Respectfully,

    John M. Parfet and wife have left Greenwood and will remain in Iowa during the winter with Mrs. Parfet’s mother.
    The Hecla Company has now in tons a larger quantity of surplus ore in Glendale than it has ever had in its history, besides the surplus of iron and some 400,000 bushels of charcoal in its bins at Glendale.
    Geo. B. Conway, the popular cashier of the Hecla Company, is improving the surroundings of his fine cottage home on Highland Park.  When done he and his estimable wife will have about the finest home in the city.
    At Hecla everything is being crowded to get into winter quarters, and matters there will be pushed during the next six months in the way, of development work and the production of the daily amount of first class ore needed at Glendale.
    The new furnace, number 3, has arrived and is in place, and if the weather does not interrupt the outside mason work the furnace will be running by October 20th.  It is safe to say that no improvement made here compare with this in way of economy or solidity.
At Greenwood Assistant Manager Kappes has personal charge of the big concentrator, which is running day and night, and producing some 8 to 10 tons of high grade ore.  Manager Knippenberg will close down the concentrator about December 1st for the winter, regarding it unprofitable to run the concern in the cold winter months.
The chronic gossips of Glendale have it that the Hecla Company is again selling out.Manager Knippenberg being asked about it said, “Not any, the property is not for sale, every man in it at present is willing to take chances, no proposition has been made, none accepted, none entertained, none thought of, and I will bet my old hat that the rumor started by some old sorehead.”
    Glendale is quiet, no boom is stirring the place and under the present management none need be expected, economy in every department of the Hecla Company is the order of the day, not a single unnecessary expense is allowed, employees are well paid and the interests of the stockholders alone consulted.  This places a true and honest value on everything in this metropolis.
    McLain & Johnson are pushing their coal kilns on Canyon Creek and have promised the Hecla Company that they will deliver some coal the latter part of October.  Thos. Sappington has the contract from them for 10,000 cords of wood to be delivered at the bottom of the new chute he is erecting; the one erected in 1880 by the company being a complete failure from the first.


The following distinguished Democratic speakers will address the people:
Hon. Jos. K. Toole,
Hon W.Y. Pemberton,
Hon. Samuel Word,
Hon. G.W. Stapleton,
Hon. J.F. Forbis,
C.W. Turner, Esq.,
J.H. Duffy, Esq.,
Robt. B. Smith, Esq.
Grand Torch-Light Procession under charge of D.T. Chapman, Marshal, and Assistants.

1884 OCT 18

    The Democratic meeting at Melrose on Thursday afternoon was well attended.  The meeting at Glendale on Thursday night was a grand affair.  A torch-light procession, headed by the Dillon brass band paraded the streets of the town.  The large skating rink was filled with people.  Many ladies were present.  Messrs. Toole, Pemberton, Duffy and Smith made speeches.  The meeting was large and enthusiastic.

    Dr. Schmalhausen, of Glendale, spend a day in town.
    A. Mose Morrison, Democratic candidate for Assessor, attended the ratification.
Judge Thomas, of Glendale, Republican candidate for Probate Judge, interviewed his Dillon constituents.
1884 OCT 25

Estate of Patrick J. Bryson, deceased.
Notice is hereby given to the creditors and all persons having claims against the said deceased to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers within four months after the first publication of this notice, to the administrator of the estate of said deceased at his office in Glendale, in Beaverhead county, M.T.
RICHARD Z. THOMAS, Administrator.
October 20, 1884.PERSONALS.
    Ed R. Alward, Republican candidate for Clerk and Recorder, was round, hunting “Little Mac’s” fresh trail.
    De. E.D. Leavitt and family have returned from California and are now stopping at Glendale.  The “Bannack Doctor’s” numerous friends will be pleased to know that “Smoothe Eph” is still in the ring.

1884 NOV 15

    John Sullivan, a miner in the employ of the Hecla Company, was accidentally killed while at work in the Cleopatra mine at Hecla City.  On the 7th inst an inquest was held over Sullivan’s body by acting Coroner Geo. E. Tarbell, at which the jury rendered the following verdict: “That the deceased came to his death by a spread of ore while at work in the Cleopatra mine; that we consider the ground safe and exonerate the mining management from all blame.”

    A correspondent of the Butte Inter Mountain says that the Cleopatra mine, owned and operated by the Hecla Consolidated Mining company, is looking better at the present than ever before.  About 150 men are employed in the mine, sinking and drifting in five different directions.  The ore body in the bottom of the incline has recently increased considerably in width, and continues to widen as depth is attained, also being of a much higher grade the heretofore.  The output is about 60 tons of first-class and 65 tons of second class ore daily.  The incline is now 1,200 feet deep and sinking is being vigorously prosecuted, about four feet per day being accomplished.  Six teams transfer the ore from the mine to the smelter, making two trips a day.  The recent addition of a 25 ton furnace tot the smelter will materially increase the output of the bullion as soon as it is in good working order.  The concentrator was closed down last week for the winter, in order to allow the concentrating ore to accumulate for a big run commencing early in the spring.

    Business in Glendale keeps up to an even lick, without much variation or depression.
    The weather is splendid and preparations for comfort during the coming winter are noticeable around town.
    The vote of Glendale in 1882 was 249.  This year the vote was 260 - an increase of eleven votes in two years.
    Dr. Noble, dentist of Dillon, paid us a professional visit, practicing his profession and rendering general satisfaction.
    The new furnace works will - all the same as the old ones, and the bullion output will be increased monthly hereafter.
    It is said that Dr. Leavitt thinks of going to Dillon to locate for the purpose of practicing his profession of medicine and surgery.
    Transient visitors look at Judge Avery, and judging by his weighty avoirdupois appearance hand up and receive their food at the Avery House.
    The defeated candidates up this way do not manifest any symptoms of sadness or sourness.  They are too well educated to cry over spilled milk.
    The problem to solve is - Will the increase of arsenic fumes created by the additional stack increase the number of divorce cases from Glendale?
    The leader of that Birch Creek brass band was in Glendale to buy a double compound mouth piece to be used on his musical instrument at future funerals.
    The Hecla Co.’s ore and charcoal bines are being filled up to their full capacity.  General Manager Knippenberg is making every preparation for an uninterrupted run of the furnaces during the coming winter.

1884 NOV 22

A Well Deserved Tribute to General Manager Knippenberg - The Company’s Affairs in Splendid
    The following from the Board of Directors of the Hecla Mining Company at Indianapolis speaks for itself with no uncertain emphasis.  Beaverhead County seconds the words of praise bestowed upon Manager Knippenberg, and we trust he will be willing to continue his business-like and successful management of the Hecla Company’s property for an indefinite length of time:
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 8, 1884
Henry Knippenberg, Esq., General Manager
Dear Sir - At a meeting of the Directors of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company this day, held at the office of the company in this city, the report of John C. Wright, Esq., Treasurer, upon the condition of the company’s property in Montana, and the several letters from yourself, informing the Board of the completion of the new furnace, and of the improved development of the mines, were read and considered by the Board, and upon motion of Thomas A. Hendricks, seconded by E.B. Martindale, it was unanimously resolved by the Board, that the personal inspection and report of the committee who visited the company’s property in Montana last summer, supplemented and confirmed by the report of John C. Wright and the correspondence this day read, the payment of three years to the stockholders of a regular monthly dividend and the accumulation of a large surplus in the treasury, the company clean of debt, with large additions in the past year to its plant and mines, all go to confirm the opinion heretofore expressed by the Board of Directors that the company is the fortunate owner of one of the very best mining properties in the country, and that too much cannot be said in praise for the intelligent, faithful and honest management of Mr. H. Knippenberg, the General Manager, to whom the company is mainly indebted for the successful development of the property.  The President and Secretary were instructed to prepare and send you a letter expressing the kindly regards of the Directors for you personally and their great confidence in your ability and integrity and their entire approval of your work in every department.
Yours respectfully,
JOHN THOMAS, President.
Attest; J.C. McCutcheon, Secretary.

1884 NOV 29

Armstrong- In Glendale, Montana, November 24, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armstrong, a son.

1884 DEC 06

    G.E. Tarbell was down from Lion city.
    Supervisor Fruit, of Glendale, was down.
    Hon. Joe A. Browne, of Darling, is an admirer of roller skating.
    Dr. Schmalhausen was down from Glendale on professional business.
    The annual ball an public installation of officers of Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., will be given at Glendale on Wednesday evening, January 7th, 1885.
    Rev. M.T. Lamb, lately of Glendale, was giving stereopticon views of the Yellowstone county at Salt Lake last week.RICH GOLD QUARTZ
    The recent discovery of the rich gold quarts in an unorganized mining district situated between the mouths of Trapper and Canyon Creeks, and on the west side of the Big Hole river, in this county, is creating considerable excitement.  The discovery was made by Gustave Anderson, of Butte/  Gustave being a Dutchman named the new mine the “Berlin.”  One of the richest streaks of gold ore ever found in Montana has been developed in the Berlin mine.  Some of the ore coming our of the mine is exceedingly rich, assaying as high as $80,000 per ton.  It is stated that A. Wertenweiler, superintendent of the Lexington Company, at Butte, in consideration of one-fourth interest in the Berlin mine, will open it up thoroughly by putting up a shaft house and machinery, and will open the mine to a depth of 100 feet.  A force of men is now engaged on the Berlin mine in sinking a double compartment shaft.  The promise of the mine is bright, and from parties who have examined the mine and quartz we learn that the ore now being extracted is very rich in gold.

Dillon, Mont.
A.M. Morrison                   Ben H. Dettmer.
    The choicest LIQUORS and CIGARS may be obtained at the bar.

1884 DEC 20

    We are informed that the Hecla Con. Mining Company,  which is the largest mining enterprise in Southern Montana, in all probability, will be closed down shortly.  This company belongs to the group of lead and silver producers of  the country.  Both of these products , as everybody knows, are so depressed, both in price and demand, that the question of closing down is being considered by all the leading mining companies of Utah, Montana and Idaho.  Simply to run a mine and pay expenses is not justifiable in any man or company.  Take the Hecla Company for instance.  Every pound of lead is produced at a large expense and the price paid for its East amounts to just the freight paid the railroad company.  So in the production of lead the Hecla Company drives not one cent of profit.  Silver is steadily going down.  It has already reached 1.06, and it is the opinion of some that within ninety days silver will be down to 1.00.  The future for the Hecla Company looks dark, as well as for every other lead and silver mining company.  Should this company close down over four hundred men will be idle, and Beaverhead County will suffer largely in the way of taxes for the coming year.  At present the company’s mines are looking badly - first class ore is scarce, and the expenses are very high.

    H.W. Kappes reports Lion City “way up,”  Very true.
    During the prevailing cold snap the thermometer passed 18 below.
    Hon. Sam Word, of Butte, enjoyed Glendale religion on last Sunday.
    The Odd Fellow ball on the evening of the 7th of January will be given at the skating rink.
    Mrs. Knippenberg and Miss Mamie left for their home in Indianapolis last week.
    The public installation of I.O.O.F. officers takes place on the 7th of January, to conclude with a dance at the rink.
    James Parfet, for four years Superintendent of the Mines for the Hecla Company, resigned on the 8th.  James Prout was appointed Superintendent in place of Parfet.
    Rev. Hugh Duncan, of Sheridan, preached in Glendale last Sunday.  He also brought over two tons of gold ore from the Pedro mine.  The parson thinks he has a mine with millions in it.
    The Cleopatra mine is at present looking very bad.  The first class ore is very scarce, and consequently the furnaces are doing poor work.  The three furnaces are not turning out as much bullion as the two did one year ago.

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