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.
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
economy and handsome profit has been paid to the stockholders.
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
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
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
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.
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;
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
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
for. The Dillon “Odds” will remember the occasion for its many
On St. John’s day evening, December 27th, the A.F. and A.M., had a
public installation of newly-elected officers. The following
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
ceremonies a fine supper was served at the Glendale House by Mrs. Geo.
itinerate newspaper starter Legh R. (or some say, Liar,) Freeman
issues a prospectus, from a newspaper at Heron, Montana, this
is merely a continuation, on wheels, of what was known as the Ogden
Index, Glendale Atlantis, Butte Index
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
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.
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
Among the distinguished guests from Butte this week was Joe You, a
Chinese nabob. His mission was that of a peace maker among the
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
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
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
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
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.
OF HECLA OFFICERS
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.
The board of directors elected the following officers: President,
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
Jas. H. Thomas, of Los Angeles, Cala., is visiting the family of Judge
On the 17th inst, Henry Kappes and wife returned to Glendale from New
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
On Wednesday, the 20th, a fatal snow slide occurred at the Atlantis
tramway. It started from the above mines on Lion hill. Mike
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
hard-packed snow and dead. Deceased was a teamster in the employ
the Hecla Co. It is not known yet whether any other person was
by the slide.
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,
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
from above, and pity our condition; furnish us with a rifle, a coon dog
and lots of ammunition!”
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
Honey is the strongest hold of a prominent and accomplished Glendale
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
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
John Murnane charge with obtaining money under false pretense, was
held to await the action of the Grand Jury. John, in default of
bail, was sent to the county jail.
Ed Alward and Ed Maxwell received and “embroidered puff.” She
“Glendale is awful dull-only two young men in the town.” The
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
Melrose for shipment East.
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
“The magpie” has selected his mate for the Odd Fellows anniversary ball.
The furnaces continue to vomit forth arsenic fumes and roll out base
“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
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.
- 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.
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
has been dropped to a depth of 800 feet. The shaft is in an
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,
Otho Klemm, as assistant cashier, will retain his familiar old position
behind the counter. Howard Sebree, president of the bank, has
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
stronger financial backing than the First National Bank of
predict it will always be found ranking as the leading financial
institution of Southern Montana. The stability of the new bank
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
Commissioner O.W.W. Rote has withdrawn from the firm of Wilson, Rote
A female row occurred the other day, which terminated in scratching and
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
At the Nesbitt-Wadams wedding a large number of handsome presents
were made to the happy couple. “Long may they wave,” saith the
KNIFE AND CLUB AT GLENDALE
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
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
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,
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
getting along as well as can be expected. Erysipelas has set in
right arm The stab in the right shoulder is back of the blade and
inches deep and about one and one-half inches wide, slanting toward the
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
- 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
this hotel a comfortable place to stop at when visiting the smelter
Mrs. Kappes, who had been very sick for a number of days, is
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
Bridges, Madison county.
OF THE DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CENTRAL COMMMITTEE
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.
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
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
The Convention adjourned sine die,
Co. Dem. Cen. Com.
d McGough, Secretary.
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
their assets or liabilities can be ascertained. I have tried, but
failed to get at the truth.”
Mrs. Chas. Armstrong, of Glendale, spent a few days visiting
Mrs. Dr. Schmalhausen, of Glendale, visited Dillon friends and
Ed R. Alward, the popular druggist of Glendale, passed through town
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
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
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
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
On Friday evening, the 3rd inst., the Hiawatha Society held its
last meeting for the season, in the M.E. Church. The Glendale
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
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
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
Dr. Schmalhausen amputated one finger, and fears he will have to
The partnership heretofore existing between John S.
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
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.
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
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
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
grand anniversary ball. The celebration is under the management
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
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.
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
Persons leaving Glendale now are provided with a
pass showing that
they left no IOU’s behind unsettled. The only exceptions being
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
month expired yesterday, Friday.
It is believed that there are not over seventy of
the pioneers of
1862 residing in Montana now. They are scattered over the
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:
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.
C. Wright, J.C. McCutcheon, Indianapolis, Ind.; C.O. Baird,
Philadelphia, Pa,; H. Knippenberg, Glendale.
General Business Office- Glendale, Montana, with the
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,
Iron Mines Department-Jos. T, Street,
Concentrating Department-John M. Parfet,
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
The I.O.O.F. celebration today, Saturday, promises to be the event
of the season. Grand preparations are manifested on all sides to
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
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
pulling our for more congenial climes.
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
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
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.
THE HECLA HOSPITAL
Hospital, at Glendale, is a model institution in the
hospital line. It was founded for the benefit of the sick or
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
charge of physicians who have ranked first in the medical
Dr. Schmalhausen is now in charge of the hospital. As the Dr.
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
of patients have been received at and discharged from the
is supported mainly by the employees of the Hecla Co. and receives
little support from outsiders. The establishing of this hospital
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.
CELEBRATION AT GLENDALE
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
particular that it passed off without an incident or accident to mar
the pleasures of the occasion. Delegations were present from
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
guests would get there in time to participate, although a few hours
behind the appointed time. Once on board the special quick time
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
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
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
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
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
replete with instruction. A poem suited to the occasion was read
well received. Excellent music by the band and the singing of
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
hour the grand march opened the ball with over one hundred couples in
procession. The rink was finely decorated and brilliantly
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
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
proud for having given such a splendid celebration in commemoration of
the sixty-fifth anniversary of Odd Fellowship in America.
CONSOLIDATED MINING CO.
Compliments Paid To General Manager Knippenberg
Interesting Facts Concerning the
Prosperous Mining Enter-
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
COMPLIMENTARY FOR THE CO.
Ind., Feb. 12, 1884
Manager Hecla Con. Mining Co.,
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,
Your personal manliness and loyalty to friends, and your ability to
take a tottering business and make it successful and prosperous
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
stockholders count, 100 per cent, and are sincere for your personal
welfare and continued success as a mine manager.
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.
SELF-MADE BUSINESS MAN
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
of six years. At eleven he was left an orphan. With only
months of schooling, he educated himself by close study and diligent
application during leisure house, after the daily routine of
may be properly mentioned that in politics Mr. H. is a strong
Republican, and in religion a Baptist. In traits of character he
man of unswervering integrity in thought and deed - shrewd in business,
but not deceptive. A man of strong likes and dislikes he is true
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.
STANDING OF THE CO.
The Hecla Company, three years ago, was bankrupt - bankrupt in
treasury, bankrupt in mines, bankrupt in credit. Today it stands,
not the first, at least among the first mining companies in
It is liberal in dividends toward its stockholders. It is a
mining concern. It was organized in the year 1877 by Noah
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
around the property. Order grew out of chaos and assessments and
indebtedness were followed by dividends and a surplus. At present
Hecla Company pays the largest dividend of any mining corporation in
Montana, if not in the West.
THE WORKS AND
The operations of the company cover about twenty-five miles of
Territory. The towns of Glendale, Hecla, Norwood and Greenwood
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
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
When running full handed the pay roll of the company counts up over
400 men, and including those working on contracts nearly as many
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
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
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
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
The concentrator, at Greenwood last season reduced 27,000 tons of
second-class ore - reducing it to 3,000 tons. The tailings were
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
and a new smoke stack was going up. A fine office for the
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
excellent mines to operate it will prosper for years to come.
- 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.
- 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.
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.”
TOWN AND OUT.
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.
LEAVITT HAS THE GOLD FEVER
Old timers will kindly remember Dr. E.D. Leavitt -
Doctor” in the days of yore. Dr. Leavitt was one of the pioneer
diggers of 1862. Quitting the alluring avocation of an honest
the Dr. resumed the practice of medicine and surgery in which he was
eminently successful for a number of years. He filled many
honor and trust in Beaverhead County, and once the Bannack Doctor stood
“forninst” Martin Maginnis for Congress. The many
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
arises . Then I have a feeling akin to that of an old cavalry
when an unexpected blast from the bugle revives reminiscences of the
battle’s din and sets him a prancing! I am striving to recover
think I will,
because I am becoming pregnant with the idea that
the Coeur d’Alene is considerable of the humbug. I might go
that way just to look at the mines, and keep on to Montana by the
Improvements are being made by the Hecla Company.
Dr. Schmalhausen reports the health of Glendale as
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bannack Lodge, No. 3, meets every Wednesday evening
at its Hall in
Glendale, Sojourning brethren, in good standing, are cordially invited
O.W.W. Rote is now deputy postmaster at Glendale.
The picnic season has arrived and parties are
Emanuel Glover is now “mine host” at the Glendale
Business is steady, with no special actively in any
There is talk of starting a private school for the
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
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
A fatal disease is prevailing among horses and mules
section. Louis Low lost his entire team of ten mules and a fine
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
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.
Losee sports a fine trotter nowadays.
James Parfet is off to the States on a visit for
O.W.W. Rote is officiating as deputy postmaster at
J.V. Byrnett departed for the Coeur d’Alene mines
Noah Armstrong came over from his Doncaster Ranch
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.
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
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
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,
will without doubt meet with abundant success.
House cleaning and painting is going on extensively.
The weather is fair. Business dull, and items
Several Glendale families have removed to Anaconda.
Miss Ella Merk, of Silver Star, is visiting Glendale
Improvements have been made recently around the
The base ballists display energy and skill in their
What Glendale needs now is a ten-stamp mill to help
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
Henry Pond, merchant, was down from Glendale.
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
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
on Wednesday evening.
The new Hecla Co. office will be ready for occupancy
and it will be a credit to the company. The 10 X 10 vault is
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
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
and suffered intensely afterwards, but no bones were broken.
Cadet Will Knippenberg, student at the Kentucky
reached home on Wednesday, and will remain during vacation. Will
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
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
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.
Z. THOMAS, Administrator
of Joseph Christoff, deceased.
this 14th day of July, 1884.
- - - - - MONTANA
and Dealer in
Full Assortment of Ladies’ and Gent.’s Shoes.
in both branches , promptly and neatly done on short notice.
George E. Tarbell, of Lion City, announces himself a
County Assessor, in today’s paper, subject to the decision of the
coming Beaverhead County Republican Convention. Mr. Tarbell is
first candidate in the field. Several years ago he filled
of Assessor, and we believe he made a satisfactory assessment of the
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
interest manifested in criminal cases up that way. When a
criminal case is tried it appears that nearly all the able bodies men
of the smelter burg are summoned as witnesses. This intense
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
furnace - a duplicate of the one that was purchased in 1880. It
expected that by September 15th it will be running. This will
three 50 - ton furnaces operated at Glendale by the company.
The stock of the company is being sought after at
none is for sale. The stock is now held by men who bought it as
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
of the mining industry throughout Southern Montana. Today the
the big mining enterprise of the county, but it can be duplicated by
investment of capital.
Our Glendale itemizer is taking a rest during the
temporary dullness of that burg. He will be heard from before
The Thompson Falls Index - run by one Freeman, who
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
to hold a horse funeral on the banks of Rock Creek lake the other
The funeral was a failure because the pack horse refused to drown and
furnish them with a victim for imposing obsequies
HON. THOS. A. HENDRICKS.
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
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
gratified at your success.” In speaking of his visit to Montana
summer Mr. Hendricks says: “All agreed that our journey and
were among the most pleasant and interesting of our lives.
1884 AUG 09
Notice of Sale
HECLA CITY STORE.
I hereby give notice to the public that I have sold
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
I have no interest in, or derive any profit from the store whatsoever.
Hecla City, Beaverhead County, Mont., Friday, August 1st, 1884.
HECLA CON. MINING COMPANY
GLENDALE, MONT., AUG 16, 1884
To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
My Dear Sir: - For several weeks I have been
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
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,
The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting
Delgrosso, defendant. You are hereby required to appear at my
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,
RICHARD Z. THOMAS
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,
The people of the Territory of Montana, send
greeting to Thomas
Delgrosso, defendant. You are hereby required to appear at my
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.,
RICHARD Z. THOMAS
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
The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting
Delgrosso, defendant. You are hereby required to appear at my
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.,
RICHARD Z. THOMAS
Justice of the Peace.
NOTICE OF FINAL ENTRY.
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
SW¼ Sec. 25 Tp. 2 S of R. 9.
He names the following witnesses to prove his
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
dividend to its stockholders, or $15,000. The regular dividend
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
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
Glendale this week. Mr. Wright is the treasurer of the Hecla
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
- Total expenses in 12
- 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
H. SCHMALHAUSEN, M.D.
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
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:
HIRAM KNOWLES, of Butte.
For District Attorney:
F.T. McBRIDE, of Butte.
Beaverhead County Republican Ticket.
CHAS. ARMSTRONG, of Glendale.
B.F. WHITE, of Dillon.
J.C. METLEN, of Dillon.
For Clerk and Recorder:
E.R. ALWARD, of Glendale
ROBT. T. WING, of Dillon.
For Probate Judge:
R.Z. THOMAS, of Glendale.
GEO. M. BROWN, of Horse Prairie.
D.F REINHARDT, of Dillon.
For Supt. Public Instruction:
JOHN GANNON, of Dillon.
H.D. PICKMAN, of Dillon.
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
1884 NOV 11
For Delegate to Congress:
JOS. K. TOOLE, of Helena.
For District Attorney:
W.Y. Pemberton, of Butte.
Beaverhead County Democratic Ticket
MARTIN BARRETT, of Horse Prairie.
ROBT B. SMITH, of Dillon.
W.B. CARTER, of Dillon.
For Sheriff:THOS E. JONES, of Glendale.
For Clerk and Recorder:
PHIL D. McGOUGH, of Dillon.
For Probate Judge:
CHRISTIAN MEAD, of Dillon.
JOS. SHINEBERGER, of Red Rock.
A.M. MORRISON, of Lion City.
For Supt. Public Instruction:
J.H. KAPPES, of Glendale.
For Public Administrator:
H.J. SWEET, of Dillon.
J.P. FLETCHER, of Argenta.
For County Surveyor:
JOHN C. POINDEXTER, of Dillon.
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
PRECINCTS AND JUDGES OF ELECTION.
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,
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.
Glendale - Geo. W. Chinn, David Terry.
Horse Prairie - Pat Holahan, Thos. Pierce, G.L.
Lion City - A.M. Morison, Jas. Galusha, Geo. E.
Quartz Hill - W.P. Spurr, R.H. Collins, Jas. L. New.
Red Rock - W.L. McIntosh, Jos. Shineberger, Wilson
Spring Hill - Henry Gleed, John Peate, Geo. W.
Wilson’s - W.F. Wood, Chas. Carlton, James Mauldin.
Sept. 23rd, 1884.
To Hon. B.F. White, Chairman of the Republican Central Committee,
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
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
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.
MASS AND RATIFICATION
TORCH LIGHT PROCESSION!
WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCT 15TH
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
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
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
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.
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.”
THE CLEOPATRA MINE
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
THE HECLA MINING COMPANY
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.
JOHN THOMAS, President.
Attest; J.C. McCutcheon, Secretary.
Armstrong- In Glendale, Montana, November 24, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Armstrong, a son.
G.E. Tarbell was down from Lion city.
Supervisor Fruit, of Glendale, was down.
Hon. Joe A. Browne, of Darling, is an admirer of
Dr. Schmalhausen was down from Glendale on
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
Ben H. Dettmer.
MORRISON & DETTMER, Props.
FANCY DRINKS A SPECIALTY
The choicest LIQUORS and CIGARS may be obtained at
HECLA CON. MINING COMPANY
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
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.