Articles from Dillon Tribune           1885                   Dillon, Montana
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1885 FEB 21

    A gentleman from Glendale says that the mines of the Hecla Company are looking fine, and that the mines are producing fifty tons of good ore daily.


    JOHN W. McBEE:

You are hereby notified that we, your co-owners, have, in accordance with Section 2,324 Revised Statutes of the United States, expended in labor and improvements upon the Robert G. Ingersoll quartz lode mining claim, situated in the Bryant Mining District, Beaverhead County, M.T., for the year ended December 31, 1884, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100), and you are hereby further notified that unless you contribute or cause to be contributed your proportion of the expenditure, amounting to thirty-three dollars and thirty-three and one-third cents ($33.33 1/3), within ninety days from the date of this notice all your right, title, interest and claim in the above described quartz lode mining claim will become the property of the undersigned, your co-owners, who have made the required expenditure.

Bryant District, January 24, 1885

NO. 3,
meets every Wednesday evening in its Hall in Glendale.  Sojourning brethren, in good standing, are cordially invited to attend

Wm. T. Cook, Sec.


1885 MAR 07

    Dr. Chas. Noble, dentist, took in Glendale for several days.
    Owful W.W.W. Rote, of Glendale, sat among the County Commissioners this week.
    J.H. Nesbitt, photo artist, will open in Glendale next Monday on a brief stay in that town.

    Citizens of Dillon and Glendale will please take notice that I will close my gallery in Dillon on the 7th of March and open in Glendale on the 8th, for ten days only.  Come at once, as my stay will be limited.
J.H. NESBITT, Artist


1885 MAR 21

    L.V. Millard met his death last Sunday by being thrown from a freight train on the Utah and Northern a short distance above Melrose.  Deceased had only been a few days in the employ of the railroad company.  It is supposed he fell or was thrown from the train, and striking on his head, produced concussion of the brain.  He came from the Oregon Short Line to the U. and N. branch, but was for several years a conductor of the Michigan Central Railroad, and his home was at Jackson, Mich.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  The reamains were brought to Dillon on Sunday, and taken charge of by the Knights.  On Tuesday the body was forwarded to Lawton, Michigan for burial.

    J.C. Keppler, the popular Postmaster of Glendale, interviews his Dillon friends.
    James Parfet, lately mine superintendent of the Hecla Company, is now superintendent of the Empress Con. Mining Co., at Ironton, Colo.


1885 MAR 28

    Two house breakers were brought down from Glendale and lodged in the county pen.
    Miss Anna Coffin, who has been principal of the Glendale public school for the past winter, is home again.

APRIL 26, 1885
On Monday afternoon and evening, April 26th, 1885, Apollo Lodge, No. 15, of Dillon, assisted by Bannack Lodge, No. 3, of Glendale, and Samaritan Lodge, No. 10, of Sheridan, will celebrate the day by a street procession at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, after which appropriate ceremonies at High School Hall, conducted by Robt. B. Smith, N.G.; P.E. Poindexter, V.G., and Rev. H.J. Norris, Pastor of the M.E. Church.

    The procession will be headed by the Dillon Brass Band.  In the evening
A GRAND BALL! Will be given at School Hall, with the finest music procurable in attendance.
The committee on Arrangements will spare neither trouble of expense to make the celebration a success.
On Arrangements,
C.L. Thomsen
L.E. Stringham

H.D. Brainard
R.B. Smith

P.E. Poindexter.
On Invitation,
SHERIDAN - Archie Hyndman, Wm. A. Means
GLENDALE - A.L. Pickett, J.B. Losee
DILLON - J.B. Crow, W.S. Parke, J.R. Holden, F. Huber, J.A. Nickum.
On Reception,
S.D. Beebe,
H.M. Cushing, Sr.

C.L. Miller
Fred Hopp

E.I. Nelson
Charles Bliven

On Decoration.
F.E. Defriez
L. Cashmore

C. Hayward
J.C. Scolley

T. Callahan
J.R. Byther

On Printing
H. Brundage
R.D. Freeman
H. Genther

On Music
M.K. Davidson, S.A.D. Newcomer, V.B. Briggs
On Refreshments
H. Cushing, Jr.,
H.J. Sweet,
A. Dewitt.

Floor DirectorC.L. Thomsen
Floor Managers
C. Hirschman,
R.B. Smith,
W.J. Crowell

(Not including Supper.)
Supper will be provided by J.C. Metlen, at the Corrine Hotel.


1885 APR 11

JONES - At Hecla, Montana, April 3rd, 1885, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, a daughter.

C.A. HOYT - - - - - - - - Glendale, Mont.
    Formerly assayer for the Omaha Smelting and Refining Co., Omaha, Neb., and Hecla Con. Min. Co., Glendale, Mont.
    Prompt returns to samples by mail.
    The accuracy of all assays guaranteed.
    Prices reasonable.

    Glendale is getting good.  It used to be a tough town, though.  In its pioneer days Glendale was the victim of arsenic fumes and very poor whisky.  These prostrating and paralyzing influences are succumbing to a better and purer state of affairs.  As an evidence of the moral improvement of the town we notice the formation of the Glendale Sunday School, which meets at the M.E. Church every Sabbath at two o’clock p.m., and that prayer and conference meetings on Thursday evenings are so conducted that all Christian people can consistently join without compromising any denominational opinions.  The officers are: H. Knippenberg, Superintendent; Miss Ida Mintzer, Assistant Superintendent;  Geo. B. Conway, Secretary and Organist;  Mrs. E.N. Reed, Treasurer; and Misses Effie Miller and Clara Smith, Librarians.


1885 APR 18

    Episcopal services will be held in Glendale tomorrow, Sunday, at 11 o’clock a.m., and 8 o’clock p.m.
    The Glendale public school opens on next Monday, the 20th, with Miss Anna Coffin and Miss Ida Mintzer as teachers.
    There is a rumor current that Vice President Hendricks will visit the Glendale camp this summer.  If so, he will be welcomed by both Republicans and Democrats - for he is “our” Vice President.
    Whether from the influence of the Chinamen’s fireworks of last Sunday, of otherwise, the Glendale Sunday School is already thinking of a grand Fourth of July celebration.  The school is equal to it.
    Last Sunday night Rev. Mr. Wood, from the Helena Baptist Church, preached a fine and able sermon to a large congregation.  It was proved that : “Baptist water and Methodist fire mad pretty good steam.”
    On last Sunday several delegations of  Chinamen from Butte and Dillon, arrived to attend the Masonic meeting held by the Chinamen.  “Melican Man” was not permitted to participate in the ceremonies and celebration, beyond hearing the fire crackers go off.
    A number of the prominent citizens of Glendale are attending court in Dillon.  The good housewives are taking advantage of the absence of their hubbies and the fine weather by cleaning and polishing generally.  It is hoped the “courting gents” will be able to recognize their homes on their return.
    Several Glendale ladies in visiting the Dillon rink last week got so used to having music while skating that they feared ever being able to skate in our own rink again.  Much to their surprise and pleasure on arriving at the rink on last Tuesday night, the Glendale band was playing some delightful music.


1885 APR 25

District Court adjourned on Wednesday, after a nine day’s session.
The following causes were disposed of at the term:
Peter Valiton vs. A.M. Morrison.  Judgment for plaintiff for $3,945.47.
H. Schmalhausen vs. Beaverhead County Commissioners.  Judgment for plaintiff for $292.
Alice Evans vs. Perry Evans.  Plaintiff granted a divorce.
Joseph Kessler vs. Mary E. Kessler.  Plaintiff granted a divorce.
Territory of Montana vs. Frederick Haining and Samantha Haining.  Incestuous marriage.  Verdict of jury, not guilty.

    “Pay day came, and as usual the Hecla Company paid its employees.  The amount paid out for March was $45,000.
    Madame Rumor says that a prominent Chicago lady is soon to be brought to Hecla as a bride.  Who is the young man?  Yeah, who is he?
    Thos. Martin has received the tramway contract again for this year.  The work will begin May 1st, and require fifteen to eighteen head of stock.
    Prof. A. Kappes is the leader of the Glendale band.  He is a fine and capable leader, which is proved by the manner in which his pupils are advancing.
    The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company paid its regular dividend on the 1st inst.  The total amount of dividends paid thus far this year foots up $60,000.
    Manager Knippenberg has contracted with the Italians for 700,000 bushels of charcoal, to be delivered during 1885.  The price paid is twelve cents per bushel.
    Glendale people are to be congratulated on their new board of school trustees.  The trustees are proving themselves to be interested and wide-awake in school matters.
    The public school opened last Monday for a short spring-summer term, with Miss Anna Coffin and Miss Ida M. Mintzer directing the juvenile ideas how to develop properly.
    Glendale will be well represented at the Odd Fellows celebration at Dillon.  A special train from Melrose will carry the celebrationists down early next Monday morning, the 27th.
    The three furnaces of the Hecla Co. have been running steadily since last November.  Indeed it might be said that the furnaces have been almost in constant operation since 1881.Last Saturday night the band - after playing at the rink the best it has done yet - serenaded Chas. Armstrong its president, E. Reed one of its members, and C.W. Turner in a very creditable manner.
    The county bridge over the Big Hole near Melrose is in a very dangerous condition, and the County Commissioners would do well to look after it promptly.  Both public and private interests are liable to suffer should the bridge become impassable.
    The ladies of Glendale are making extensive preparations for the grand supper and entertainment, for the benefit of the brass band, to be given in the rink Friday evening, May 1st. 
The entertainment will consist of : The May Pole, Butterfly Chase, Baby Elephant, Peck’s Bad Boy, and Fox Chase on skates.  There will be a prize for the fastest skater.  Music by the brass band.


1885 MAY 02

    (Our regular Glendale correspondent having failed to write this week, an ad interim furnishes a few “gatherings” to fill the vacancy.- Ed. Trib.)
    Glendaleites returned from the I.O.O.F. celebration at Dillon in sound condition.
    The marriages of a Glendale and a Lion City couple recently has had a tendency to create a matrimonial boom.
    “Ma, may I go the rink to skate?”
    “Yes, my darlin’ daughter,
    But when you fall don’t crack you pate,
    But strike on where you had orter.”
    The Glendale public school stood adjourning while the teachers, Miss Coffin and Miss Mintzer, partook of a celebration at Dillon.
    It is reported that the Hecla concentrator will be started up soon.  The concentrator has a capacity of treating 100 tons of low-grade ore daily.
    Business continues fair, without much of change.  With the mouths and backs of the same population to feed and cover the monthly sales are pretty even.
    E.W. Nash and wife, of Omaha, E.E. Eddy and wife, of Denver, and W.S. Gallagher of Salt Lake City, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Knippenberg for several days last week.
    It is Prof. A.H. Heppe who is ably teaching the Glendale brass band.  The brevet-Professor named last week is a musical individual, but he performs in an ex officio capacity, mostly.
    Dame Rumor says, and the old lady gets off right occasionally, that a popular young man of the smelter burg has purchased an outfit of garments suited for a bridegroom.  The rumor is founded on strong suspicions
    The rink is well patronized, so are the whisky mills.  There is nothing sensational to report about the rink, which is being run smoothly and properly.  Not even a “cold water accident“ has happened lately.The enterprise so often talked about at Glendale of erecting a furnace in Trapper Gulch to treat custom ores is receiving attention again.  The agitation of this question may result in the formation of a company to put in a smelter plant.
    The Hecla Hospital, in charge of Dr. Schmalhausen, is cared for and conducted by Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Reed in a model manner.  The institution is kept scrupulously  clean, and the patients receive kind attention and considerate treatment.
    The Hecla Co.’s smelters have been running without interruption.  The company’s mines are reported to be showing up finely.  The report circulated that General Manager Knippenberg intended to close the works down appears to be without foundation.
    Religion is, apparently, on the decline in Glendale.  A year or so ago we had a Baptist and a Methodist minister living here.  Now no minister is stationed here.  The whisky mill, the dance room, and the skating rink, all combined, are getting the better of religion in Glendale.

CUSICK - MILLER. - In Dillon, Montana on Sunday evening, April 26th, 1885, at St. James. Episcopal church, by Rev. A.D. Drummond, Mr. John J. Cusick and Miss Nettie Miller.
- After the ceremony at the church a reception was held at the residence of the bride’s parents.  A large number of the friends and acquaintances of the newly-wedded couple were received by the bride, and the hearty congratulations extended and the well-wishes expressed will long linger in the memories of the happy couple as they journey through life’s ever varying experiences.  The presents given were numerous, costly and appropriate.  The Tribune, uniting with a host of friends, extends congratulations.
AVERY - LONGLEY. - At the M.E. Parsonage in Dillon on April 28th, 1885, by Rev. H.J. Norris, H.H. Avery and Mrs. Catharine M. Longley, both of Glendale, Montana.
McMASTERS - BORTEL. - At Lion City, Montana, by Geo. E. Tarbell, J.P., D.H. McMasters and Mrs. H.J. Bortel.


1885 MAY 09

    By virtue of a judgment and order of sale issued of the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Beaverhead, dated the 16th day of April, 1885, in a certain action wherein Richard Z. Thomas, vs. plaintiff, recovered a judgment and decree against Geo. W. Perkins, defendant, which said judgment is recorded in Judgment book of the said court on page 247, I am commanded to sell the following described property of the defendant’s;
    Lots number two (2), three (3), forty-four (44), and forty-five (45 in block seven (7) in the town of Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, as shown by a plat of said town now on file with the Clerk and Recorder of said county, with all and singular the tenements hereditaments and improvements of all kinds thereon, and also all those housed and buildings situated in Lion City, Beaverhead County, Montana, and known as the Fleming Hotel property in said town.
    Notice is herby given that on Monday, June 1st, 1885, at 2 o’clock p.m., in front of the Post office in Glendale, County, M.T., I will, in obedience to said decree and order of sale, commence the sale of the above described property, and continue such sale at time and place as the circumstances of the case will permit, to the highest bidders for cash.

    The new photographer seems to be doing a good business.
    Wm. Merk, of Twin Bridges, is spending a few days in Glendale.
    “Yours-full” is the phonetic way in which one of our primary lads spells useful.
    Several of the prominent citizens have had photos of their residences taken.
    Master Arthur Hoyt is the agent for the pictures of Glendale taken by Pilliner.
    Miss Ella Merk, from Twin Bridges, is visiting a few days with Mrs. Chas. Armstrong.
    The shaft house and works of the Cleopatra mine were destroyed by fire on Sunday last.
    A.L. Pickett and P. Wagner were in Dillon on Tuesday, and were missed from the band on Tuesday night at the rink.
    Of all the gents who “took the cake” from the auction after the supper Friday night, and invited the ladies to call, only one treated the lady callers on Saturday.
    The supper and entertainment given for the benefit of the cornet band, came off on Friday evening, May 1st, and was a decided success. The rink was decorated and festooned in a very pretty and tasteful manner.  In one corner of the room, curtained off, was the “Art Gallery,” which must have been enjoyed if one can judge from the peals of laughter which issued there-from.  In the opposite corner the platform for the band was decorated and made bright for the musicians by evergreens, flags and Chinese lanterns.  In the front of the rink stood Rebecca’s Well, which was well patronized during the evening, and which can not be wondered at for Rebecca was certainly enough attraction to keep the well thronged with thirsty creatures, with her costume so becoming and appropriate. Jacob, too, was there, never disappointing the partakers and always responsible for the “straightness” of the lemonade.  Opposite the well the busy postmistress assorted and delivered the mail, causing some of the youths’ hearts to fluctuate and palpitate to an alarming extent. It is well such letters only come occasionally from “heart disease” might be the result from the excess of exercise of the heart.  It will not do to fail to mention the supper, which was all that could be desired to “reach the heart of man.”  Chicken tongue (of the cooked kind), sandwiches, cranberry sauce, cakes, ice cream, etc., etc., burdened the table until relieved by the hungry partakers.  The ladies are to be congratulated on their success.  The net proceeds of the entertainment and supper were $130, which was duly sent to the band on Monday night, with the thanks of the ladies for the interest and assistance which the band so cheerfully gave.

    Tom Robbins, of Melrose, was in town.
    Dr. Schmalhausen was down from Glendale.
    Lawn Pickett, of Glendale, spent a day or so in Dillon.
    Major Reed, superintendent of the Gilmer, Salisbury & Co. stage lines, gave Dillon a call.


1885 MAY 16

April 27th, 1885
    Notice is hereby given, that Thomas Ford, whose post office address is Stuart, Deer Lodge County, Montana, Joseph Young, John T. Murray and the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, whose post office address is Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana, have this day filed their application for a patent for 1500 linear feet of the Keokuk Lode Mining Claim, situated in Bryant Mining District, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, the position, course and extent of the said mining claim, designated by an official survey thereof, as Lot No. 01 township No. 3 S. of R. No. 11 W., being more particularly set forth and described in the official field notes and plat thereof on file in this office, as follow, to wit:  Beginning at the east corner, a granite stone 24X18X12 inches, set 18 inches deep, marked 1-1578, for corner No. 1, witnessed by bearing trus, from which the initial point established for surveys in unsurveyed Tp. 3, S. of R. 11 W. bears N. 14’ 19” E. 4410 feet and running thence N. 34’10” W. 767 feet; thence N. 53’ 30” W. 733 feet; thence 2. 38’ 45” W. 600 feet; thence S. 53’ 30” E. 733 feet; thence S. 34’ 10” E. 767 feet; thence N 38’45” E. 600 feet to the place of beginning; containing an area of 20.19 acres in this survey claimed by the named applicants.
    The location of this mine is recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Beaverhead County, on page 211 in Book O of location records.
    The only adjoining claim is on the S.E. - the Hidden Treasure Lode (unsurveyed).
F.D. ADKINSON, Register.
Jos. H. Harper, U.S. Claim Agent.


1885 MAY 23

    Dentist Edwards has gone to Butte.
    There is a new clerk at Alward’s drug store.
    Homer C. Smith has sold out his place and removed to Butte.
    Glendaleites are expecting a new post master in the near future.
    The changeable weather of late is causing considerable sickness in Glendale.
    It is reported that Ed R. Alward and Charles Kappes are to be married soon.
    McLane’s brick yard is running in good shape, and is manufacturing brick for coal kilns.
    The Cleopatra mine, a producing property of the Hecla Co., is again in running order.
    Sheriff Tom Jones has not had occasion to clean up his old stamping ground within the last half moon.
    In the trial between Dave Evans and Builenberg the jury hung, and the case was continued until July.
    A.H. Foster has about recovered from the injuries he sustained from a horse falling on and rolling over him.

Reports of mining operations in Vipond, Soap Gulch and Quartz Hill are quite favorable for a good output this season.
The public school is progressing finely.  Both teachers and scholars are taking a lively interest in their respective duties.
    Manager Knippenberg has made some important changes in the smokestack, which relieves the town of much of the flue dust.
    Glendale is getting exceedingly good.  Only one row has occurred in the town since the sensational affair, which was given little publicity.
    Peter Wagner has bought out Smith and Gamer’s interest in the Centennial Saloon, and he will in the future run the establishment in his own interest.

TO AUGUST TORRA: - You are hereby notified that I have, in accordance with Section 2,324, Revised Statutes of the United States, expended in labor and improvements of the Melrose lode mining claim, situated in the Bryant Mining District, Beaverhead County, Montana, for the year 1884, the sum of $100 as assessment work upon said claim; and you are hereby notified that unless you contributed your proportion of said expenditure with ninety days from the date of this notice all your right, title, interest and claim in the above described quartz lode mining claim will become the property of the undersigned your co-owner who has made the required expenditure.
Bryant District, April 18, 1885


1885 JUN 06

    H.S. Pond, was down from Glendale.
    Geo. Hardisty was over from Sheridan.
    Commissioner Rote and Mrs. Rote, of Glendale, visited Dillon for several days.

KESSLER - MARRS. - At the house of the bride’s parents, on Birch Creek, Montana, on May 30th, 1885, by Rev. A.D. Drummond, Mr. Joseph Kessler and Ida E. Marrs.
ALWARD - MERK. - At Twin Bridges, Madison County, Montana, on Wednesday, June 3, 1885, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by Rev. A.D. Drummond, Mr. Edward Alward, of Glendale, and Miss Ella Merk, of Twin Bridges.
    - A most agreeable party assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Merk at Twin Bridges to witness the marriage of their only daughter Ella - so universally known and most highly esteemed and admired for her many beautiful qualities of mind and heart - to the no less known and likewise greatly admired and esteemed Edward Alward, Esq., of Glendale.


    At the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners this week the condition of the bridge crossing the Big Hole river at Melrose was fully considered.  The present bridge is in poor condition and during the high water in the Big Hole is liable to be washed out.  The Commissioners were in favor of putting in an iron bridge and instructed the County Clerk to correspond with the Silver Bow County authorities in regard to the unsafe condition of the bridge, urging cooperation on the part of both counties in the bridge matter.  The Melrose bridge is important to both Silver Bow and Beaverhead counties and both counties should unite and put in a substantial iron bridge that would be secure and lasting.  Until an iron bridge can be in, the present structure should be secured against washing out.

    The furnaces are rolling out the usual amount of bullion.
    The first class tin pan charivari - or something of the kind - is on the tapis.
    H.H. Avery is out O.K.  He has fully recovered from injuries sustained in a recent down town “onpleasantness.”
    The irrepressible Tom Jones was up from Dillon, engaged in selling out a lot of liquors and cigars at sheriff’s sale.
    Glendale is serene.  The people are pursuing the even tenor of their ways, and all scandalous rackets are carefully avoided.
    The store building formerly occupied by Perkins & Smith was sold to Mr. Gunderson from Meaderville, who intends to open a store in it shortly.
    E.O. Hulsizer is the only applicant for the postmastership.  He will no doubt receive the appointment, as he is well endorsed by both political parties.
    Joe C. Keppler, Glendale’s efficient and popular postmaster, has resigned, but not by any one’s request, for he gave perfect satisfaction.  He will move to Anaconda soon and take with him the well wishes of the Glendale people.

5 JUN 13

To the  Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    The danger to the unity of the Democratic party in Montana, by the rivals of Major Maginnis and Mr. Hauser for the Governorship, should either succeed, g-gests the propriety of naming to the President a “dark hoses” for that office.  A view of the field presents many worry and capable citizens of the Territory, the appointment of any one of whom of whom would be acceptable to the mass of the people, but prominent among them all is Hon. Charles L. Dahler, whose long residence in the Territory, settled business interest varied experience and accomplishments good common sense and conservative views and habits, united with an intimate knowledge of the condition, resources and wants of the Territory, mark him as eminently fit for Governor, the duties of which office he would discharge with credit to himself and satisfaction to the people.
    Mr. Dahler has been a Democrat all his life, as loyal to the party as he is true to himself and to all men in in every implied or plighted obligation.  Such a man will always adorn a public office, and will never be unmindful that “a public office, and will never be unmindful that “a public office is public trust.”

    In a recent visit to Glendale we obtained much interesting information relating to the operations of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company - the largest and most successful mining company in Beaverhead County.  This large and quiet corporation operates day and night turning our bullion and paying its employees monthly some $60,000.  The company now runs three furnaces, with a capacity of one hundred and fifty tons each twenty-four hours.  The mines furnish the smelter a concentrator daily with from one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty tons of first and second class ore.  The company now employs directly three hundred men and indirectly about two hundred more.  The company’s disbursements sustain the town of Glendale and give life to Trapper Gulch.  The present general manager, during the past four years, has brought the company out of bankruptcy and placed its affairs on a solid foundation.  At present the furnaces, which are of the approved water jacket pattern, turn out about eight tons of bullion daily, which is valued at $200 a ton, so that the margin on which the company is working is exceedingly small, and consequently it requires able and economical management to run the business at all.  We were informed by Manager Knippenberg that he will not boom mining matters this year, but will sail near the shore, and thereby be enabled to shut down at any moment should the company’s interests demand a suspension of operations.  The Hecla Company is a credit to this county, and it is a great mining enterprise - one that should receive honorable recognition from our people.  The company is today the largest tax payer in Beaverhead County.  While the company does not ask or seek favors through public influence, it pays out every year for roads, bridges and hospital a large sum of money, much of which might, under many circumstances, be justly paid by the county.GLENDALE GATHERINGS.
    Glendale merchants and business men are doing well.
    The brass band is gaining ground, and the organization is well balanced.
    The dump pile of slag at the furnaces contain about 250,000 tons of slag.
    The three stacks of the Hecla Co. are rolling out eight to nine tons of base bullion daily.
    The Hecla Company paid its regular monthly one per cent dividend on June 1st, amounting to $15,000.
    Bishop Brewer will visit Glendale on Tuesday, the 16th inst., and hold Episcopal service at 8 o’clock p.m.
    When the principal street of Glendale is ankle deep with black mud it is not fordable by slippered pedestrians.
    Cadet Will Knippenberg, of the Kentucky Military Institute, will spend his vacation with his parents at Glendale.
    Chas. R. Kappes, assistant manager of the Hecla Co., with his bride are expected to arrive from Chicago on the 20th inst.
    The pay roll of the Hecla Company for May will reach $60,000 - which will be paid on June 25th, the company’s regular pay day.
    A.H. Foster, the celebrated Glendale Christian, is slowly recovering from the injuries he received by a horse falling on him.
    Recently there was a glamour of gloom thrown over Glendale which was not occasioned by the furnace smokestacks.  A superannuated tombstone peddler paralyzed the town for a day.
    The health of Glendale is good, and as a consequential consequence the medical practitioners have time to “read up.”  The Hecla Hospital is well conducted, with only two patients being treated.The talk about running a branch railway from Melrose to Glendale is a local question which is of interest to those interested.  A branch could be built at a reasonable cost, provided the right of way could be obtained.
    The church edifice needs the attention of those who use it to worship in it.  Its outside appearance is of so dark a color that a visitor recently suggested that  “the church be washed.”
    Mr. and Mrs. H. Knippenberg celebrated their seventeenth marriage anniversary last Tuesday, the 9th.  Mrs. K. received from her husband a nice present of a very valuable gold watch.
    The resignation of Postmaster Keppler has been heretofore announced.  He will go to Anaconda.  During his incumbency of the Glendale post office, Joe has enjoyed the confidence of the people.  Honest, popular and obliging, he will relinquish the office with a host of friends and few if any enemies.
    The thoughtful, observing and philosophical visitor to Glendale should always enter the town with a certificated of good moral character and innocence in his pocket, as strangers can not fully comprehend the merits or demerits of “Glendale rackets” they should drink lemonade and retire at half-past nine.  This recipe, if closely observed, will prevent the visitor from falling into the hands of the deputy sheriff or any other man.The unsafe and condemned condition of the Melrose bridge creates considerable uneasiness.  If the bridge goes out the furnaces will shut down temporarily, and that will throw a large number of men out of employment.  Manager Knippenberg is already taking steps in every department to dismiss all the men in case he is forced to suspend operations.  The Melrose bridge is of such importance that it should receive the immediate attention of the Commissioners of Beaverhead and Silver Bow counties, and the importance of keeping the bridge in a same an passable condition would seem to justify the holding of special meetings by the Commissioners of both counties for that purpose.
    The interest taken in school matters is commendable.  The trustees are active in advancing educational work.  A visit to the public school, which is about closing, elicited the fact that the good reputation of the school has been earned by industrious, zealous and competent teaching.  The discipline, drill and deportment of the scholars is excellent in both departments.  In Miss Coffin’s room a hasty examination of a couple of classes of the more advanced scholars showed that they were interested in and attentive to their studies, and among the pupils apt and bright ones were numerous.  In Miss Mintzer’s room the training of the juveniles evidenced painstaking on part of the teacher.  Object teaching, an approved method, was working admirably, and the little ones were progressing finely.  The school term, about closing, will end creditably to both teachers and scholars.


1885 JUN 20

    Hon. Joe A. Brown, of Darling, was in the city on Thursday.
    Miss Anna Coffin, lately principal of the Glendale public school, has returned to her Dillon home.

    Items of interest are scarce, but after a calm there is a storm.
    James Prout, superintendent of mines, who has been very sick for the past six weeks, is slowly recovering.
    The Glendale hotels are both running good tables which are supplied with the necessaries of luxuries of life.
    The Glendale public school, after a very successful term, closed this week.  The term was a credit to both the teachers and scholars.
    Cadet Will Knippenberg has accepted a position for two months with Henry W. Kappes, merchant of Lion City, as clerk in his store.
    The Hecla Co.’s checks are at a high premium.  A citizen of Glendale recently bought a twenty cent check and paid $20 for it.  There is nothing like good credit.
    Some Montana papers have stated that Hon. Thos. A. Hendricks was the President of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Co.  This is a mistake.  The officers of the company are John Thomas, President; John C. McCutcheon, Secretary; John C. Wright, Treasurer, and H. Knippenberg, General Manager.  The general manager of the company has absolute power over every business transaction, both East and West, and has had for the past four years.

1885 JUL 04

    Sheriff Tom Jones was in town for a day and everything was quiet.

    The preparations for a grand celebration of the Fourth are complete, and Glendale will not be behind other towns in celebrating.
    E.W. Nash, wife and two daughters, of Omaha, are expected in a few days to visit for several weeks, Mr. and Mrs. H. Knippenberg.
    The stone office of the Hecla Co. has received a new dress inside and outside the past week.  No finer and more tasty office can be found now in Montana.
    A fourth furnace is among the possibilities this year.  If erected the Hecla Company will consume over two hundred tons of material each twenty-four hours.
    Friday night of last week a shaft of the water wheel broke at the concentrator.  A new wheel was taken up, put in place and by Monday noon the plant was again in full motion.

    We are informed, and it is a matter of regret, that the employees of the Hecla Mining Co. have about concluded to dissolve, at their annual meeting on September 1st, and after that throw the responsibility and expense of the sick upon Beaverhead County.  The hospital organization, after paying out over $5,000 last year, finds itself in debt some $600 - which has been advanced and paid by the Hecla Co.  The employees of the company claim that they pay every year $14 each poor tax which is $12 more than other tax payers of the county are required to pay and as the Board of the County commissioners has declined to aid the Hospital Association the feeling among the employees is that the county should take charge of the poor and sick in the northern end of the county just the same as it does in other parts of the county.  Should the Hecla Hospital at Glendale close, and the poor and sick annually treated and cared for at the institution be thrown on the county, their care and maintenance will be quite a heavy burden on the taxpayers.


1885 JUL 11

    On Cherry Creek, on or about the 20th day of May, 1885, one gray horse, 8 years old, weight about 900 pounds; branded Z on left shoulder, low down.  The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take the horse away.
THOS. MARTIN, Glendale, Mont.

    The County Commissioners met in special session at the Court House on last Monday for the purpose of letting road contracts throughout Beaverhead County.
    Present - Chairman Lovell and Commissioners Rote and Brown, and Phil C. McGough, clerk of the Board.
    It was ordered that all that portion of road district No. 10 lying south of the city of Dillon be annexed to road district No. 3, and that all of said road district No. 10 that lies north and east of said city be annexed to road district No. 2.
    Action was taken on the obstruction of the public highway near Grindstone Point, and the party so obstructing was ordered to be notified by the county clerk to abate the nuisance.
    The Board let road contracts to F.F. Conyne as follows: district No. 2, $345; district No. 3, $350; district No. 11, $350.
    Commissioner Rote tendered his resignation of the office of County Commissioner.
    The resignation was accepted by the Board.  The Board passed a resolution regretting the resignation of Mr. Rote, and complimenting the retiring Commissioner for his labors as a Commissioner while he was a member of the Board.


1885 JUL 18

    Jos. Arbour, of Lion City, was noticed in town.
    O.W.W. Rote and Mrs. Rote came down from Glendale and will reside at Dillon in the future.
    Miss Millie Coffin, and accomplished young lady who has been teaching a term of the Silver Boy public school, returned to her Dillon home last Saturday.

    A Glendale correspondent of the Helena Independent has the following to say in regard to mining matters.  “The Hecla Co. at Glendale is making a regular shipment of two car loads of bullion per day, and the mines of the company are producing their usual amount of ore.  Charley Armstrong and Judson Losee have a bonanza mine on Soap gulch, and are now making arrangements for the erection of a mill.  They have expended over $15,000 in development and are well assured of the quality of their mine.  It has stood all tests so far and there is no doubt about their having a good thing.”


1885 JUL 25

    The cashier of the Hecla Co. paid off  on the 25th inst. $60,000 for the month of June.
    Charcoal is now coming in at a rate of 7,000 bushels daily, and the surplus stock is consequently increasing.
    Mrs. E.W. Nash and two daughters, of Omaha, are visiting Mrs. Knippenberg.  Mr. Nash is expected in Glendale next week.
    Chas. R. Kappes, assistant general manager of the Hecla Co., registered on the 10th and has removed to New Mexico to look after his cattle interests.
    The Ladies Sewing Society, some twenty six in number, held a grand picnic on Canyon Creek last Sunday.  It was a time long to be remembered.
    The Hecla saw mill will be put in operation in a dew days up Trapper Gulch.  Some 200,000 feet of lumber is needed for sundry improvements about Lion City.
    McLain and McCoy have now eighteen charcoal kilns up and fired.  They expect to have twenty-four in operation by December 1st.  This will make Canyon Creek Park a lively camp.     
    The news of the appointment of A.L. Pickett by Judge Mead as County Commissioner in place of O.W.W. Rote resigned, receives the hearty endorsement of  a large majority of the leading men of both parties in Trapper Gulch.
    The Hecla furnaces are turning our about six tons of bullion daily, and not two car loads, as some foolish correspondent of the Helena Independent has stated.  The company is struggling hard to make expenses, and, unless the grade of ore improves soon, may consider the matter of closing down the works.

    It is the object of the Tribune to correctly report the standing of every legitimate mining enterprise in Beaverhead County and throughout Southern Montana and Eastern Idaho.  We have frequently alluded to and reported the working operations of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Co. of Glendale.  The Hecla corporation sustains a considerable proportion of the population of this county, directly and indirectly, and there are few of our citizens who fully realize or appreciate the value of this large mining enterprise to this county.  Its disbursements are large.  During the past fifty one months Mr. Knippenberg, General Manager of the Hecla Co., has paid out in Glendale to employees the enormous sum of $2,550,000- making nearly $2,000 in cash every day.  This amount does not include what has been paid to the Union Pacific Railway Co. for freight on bullion.  This large outlay benefit’s the ranchmen and producers of the county.  The company has been no burden on the county for in searching the court records we find it has in no way been an expense to the county, as the company has during the present management had no case in court.  Besides being the largest tax payer in Beaverhead County, the company does all it can in the way of collecting the county poor and road tax from its employees, and also in maintaining the Hecla hospital at a cost of over $5,000 a year, which, if given up would be a heavy expense to the county.  With this showing we think the time has come when the citizens of the county should cease to manifest all sectional hostility toward the company.  It would be a blessing to Beaverhead County if we had a dozen more such mining enterprises in constant operation, for thereby the wealth of the county would be largely augmented and all kinds of property enhanced in value.

    Last Sunday night Rev. E.B. Allen, of Richmond, Ind., at the request of many personal friends, preached in the M.E. chapel.
    The death of General Grant cast a gloom over the camp.  All the flags were at half mast and many of the business houses were draped.  The most elaborate and tasty of all the buildings draped was the Hecla Co.s’ office.
    Last week the smelter water wheel - one of which had been running for six years - gave out and a new wheel was put in its place.  This shut down the entire plant for four days and made everything appear dead in the metropolis of Trapper Gulch.
    Rev. A.B. Allen and wife are visiting Mrs. Allen’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Johnson.  Mr. Allen is the pastor of the First Baptist Church at Richmond, Ind., and ranks among the first Baptist ministers of his State.  He has many old friends in Glendale.
    Hon A.L. Pickett, the new County Commissioners, is receiving congratulations all around, and the general feeling is that Mr. Pickett will make a good Commissioner for Beaverhead County, as he is a man of sterling integrity and broad, intelligent business views.
    The Union Sunday School and Thursday night prayer meetings are both prosperous.  The Sunday School now numbers sixty-five scholars.  The chapel is receiving a general overhauling inside by the school and will get a coat of paint outside, which it needs badly.

    One of the grandest demonstrations ever witnessed in Glendale will occur during the session of the Grand Lodge of I.O.O.F. of Montana, which meets August 19th, 1885, under the direction of the Grand Lodge by a grand parade, participated in by the subordinate lodges of this jurisdiction, on the afternoon of Aug. 20th, with a grand ball to be held at the rink, under the management of the general committee of arrangements.  A general invitation is extended to all persons wishing to take part in the dance.  Admission to the ball, $2.50.  Music will be furnished by the Glendale cornet band for the occasion.
E.N. REED - Committee


1885 AUG 08

    E.W. Nash, Esq., left Glendale on last Tuesday evening for Salt Lake City and Denver.
    The Hecla Company paid its regular monthly dividend of $15,000 to its stock-holders on Aug 1st.
    The concentrator at Greenwood has been reduced to a 12 hour shift, the night shift having been closed out.
    Master Will Knippenberg will leave in a few days to resume his studies at the Military Institute at Farmdale, Ky.
    The meeting of the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. on the 19th inst. Will bring a large number of Odd Fellows to Glendale.
    A party consisting of H. Knippenberg, wife and two children, and E.W. Nash, wife, and two daughters, spent several days very agreeably visiting Dr. Mussigbrod at Warm Springs.


1885 AUG 15

    The Gardiner Dramatic Company gave three popular pieces to good audiences at the Pavilion this week.  The first night “The Farmer’s Daughter” was played to a large and delighted audience.  The second evening the successful emotional comedy, “Marguerite,” in four acts, was admirably rendered.  The engagement of the company closed on Thursday evening by presenting the beautiful domestic drama, “A Wife’s Stratagem,” with a full cast, well balanced and supported.  This company is one deserving of the patronage of the people.  The playing is excellent, and each piece is given with great effect.  The company left Dillon for Glendale, where tonight (Saturday) “Marguerite will be given at the rink in that town.  Glendaleites will have an opportunity of enjoying a real treat this evening.

    The I.O.O.F. grand ball is to be given at the Pavilion next Thursday evening.
    The Grand Lodge of     I.O.O.F. meets in Glendale on next Wednesday, the 19th.
    The July pay roll of the Hecla Company foots up nearly $70,000.  It will be paid on Aug. 25th.
    Manager Knippenberg paid Birch Creek a visit to look after the interests of the Shelby Mining Company.
    The Gardiner Dramatic Company will give the emotional play “Marguerite” at the rink tonight, Saturday.
    Surveyor Page, of Twin Bridges, is at Lion City, surveying the Lion Mountain Tunnel and several of the Hecla mines.
    Thos. Sappington is erecting six charcoal kilns on Trapper Gulch, near Greenwood, where the concentrator is located.
    Chas O. Baird, of Philadelphia, Pa., the largest stockholder in the Hecla Co., contemplates visiting Glendale in September.


1885 AUG 22

    School Superintendent Gannon issued certificates to the following teachers:  A.D. Quinan, O.L. Kemper and Mrs. R.J. Sholes.
    The oration delivered by Hon Robert B. Smith at the meeting of the Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., at Glendale, was a masterpiece of oratory.


    The Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., closed its session at Glendale on Thursday, the 20th inst., after a three day interesting meeting at which much business of interest and importance was transacted.
    The returning members of the Dillon Lodge were very enthusiastic in their praises in speaking of the glorious style in which they were entertained by their Glendale brethren.  The attendance was very large, and much interest was shown by those in attendance.  The secretary’s report showed that the order was in a prosperous condition.  The following synopsis of his report:

Number of membership………….761
Working Lodges………….17
Amount paid for benefits…..$3,400.00
Revenue of Lodges..11,866.75
Number of weeks benefit paid…437
Amount paid fro burying the dead..$306.50

The following named persons were elected as officers for the ensuing year:
Grand Master - Henry McMurphy, Butte

Deputy Grand Master - Chas. K. Cole, Helena.
G. Warden - W.A. Means, Sheridan.
G. Secretary - Jacob Leob, Helena.
G. Treasurer - Chas. Hoepfner, Helena.
G. Marshal - A.J. White, Butte.
G. Guardian - W.A. Ralston, Butte.
G. Conductor - Philip Dodson, Bozeman
G. Herald - Wm. Hamilton, Butte
The next session of the Grand Lodge will be held at Missoula.


1885 SEP 05

A Villain Outrages a Little six-Year Old Child at Lion City
    Monday night a constable brought to Dillon and placed in the steel cage at the jail on Tom Roberts, of Lion City, this county, charged with the commitment of a rape upon the little six-year-old daughter of Thos. Smitheram, of Lion City.  The assault was made on the 26th of August, in the cellar of an old house, where the girl, Martha, was enticed by the offer of candy.  The fiend tied a handkerchief over the little one’s mouth, to prevent her screams from being heard.  After accomplishing his purpose, Roberts left the weak and suffering child to find her way home as best she could.  When she did get home, she told her father what  had befallen her and said that Roberts was the one who did it.  To make sure, all the miners at Hecla were got together and placed in a line, and the girl carried out to identify the one that committed the rape.  She quickly pointed to Roberts as the one.  A warrant was got out and he was taken before Justice Tarbell, at Lion City, and waived examination of the charge.  He was then ordered held in the sum of $1,000 to await the action of the Grand Jury.  In lieu of bail the prisoner was brought to Dillon and given in charge of the Sheriff.  To prevent violence to the prisoner, he was taken a roundabout way over the mountains of Melrose, thence by train to Dillon.
Great excitement prevailed at Lion, Glendale, and Dillon, on receipt of news of the capture of the wretch, and there was some grave threats of lynching indulged in.  In fact, several determined men came down from the scene of the outrage and had there been  any show for getting the prisoner our of the hands of the officers, he would probably have gone to join Jessrang.
    Roberts is a fairly intelligent-looking man, but has a hard look about the eyes.  He is about twenty-five years old.
    The fanciful account of the bold attempt made by the Dillon mob to lynch Roberts, as published by the Inter Mountain, is very refreshing reading to Dillonites.
    The Hecla Company paid its usual 1 per cent, $15,000 dividend September 1.
    Will Knippenberg has left for Kentucky to resume his studies at the Kentucky Military Institute, this being his third year.
    Geo. Pfaff has sold our his interest in the Glendale Brewery and taken a position with Henry W. Kappes at Hecla.  Good for George.
    Thos. Sappington is erecting six coal kilns up Trapper Gulch near the concentrator.  He expects to fire up about November 1, next.
    Rev. C.B. Allen and wife, of Richmond, Ind., have left Glendale after a month’s visit for home.  Miss Maud Johnson accompanied them, to remain East over the winter.
    Mr. and Mrs. Knippenberg expect shortly to place their only daughter, Miss Mamie, is one of the best female schools near Boston, Mass.
    On the 25th the Hecla Co. paid off, as usual, all its employees.  The drunkenness on that day surpassed anything for months, and the town had not a single officer of order and peace in its border.  It was simply shameful.


1885 SEP 12

        At the last meeting of the Beaverhead Board of County Commissioners the Melrose bridge matter received attention, and our Board went to Butte to arrange the building of a new bridge across the Big Hole River by the two counties uniting.  The Miner says that the County Commissioners of Silver Bow County have had under consideration the proposition of Beaverhead County to jointly build a new bridge over the Big Hole at Melrose.  The Commissioners of Silver Bow adopted a resolution agreeing to contribute $750 toward the enterprise.  The Beaverhead Commissioners agreed to contribute a like amount of $750 toward the structure.  If a further amount of money be needed it is expected that the required sum will be raised by subscription.


    There is no perceptible dullness in business at Glendale.
    Glendale is now supplied with Justices of the Peace acceptable to the people.
    Citizens are preparing for the winter in fixing up houses and getting in big wood piles.The public schools are under the charge of competent teachers, with a large enrollment of pupils.
    The best authority in Glendale predicts that silver will be down to 90 c. per ounce by the 1st of December next.
    The draft poker industry appears to be in a flourishing condition, but the price of a stack of chips has been reduced to $1.
    County Commissioner Pickett is acknowledged to be an active member of the Board, and he is getting credit for his labors in the Glendale section.
    The three Hecla furnaces are turning out only six tons of base bullion per day.  The furnaces are running on common grade ore, with not plenty in the mines.
    The heavy decline in silver lately will effect the operations of the Hecla Company.  All time contracts of the company are at the option of the general manager.
    The Hecla Hospital, which has been kept up at considerable expense for the past six years, by the employees of the company, will be closed at the end of this month.
    Glendale rackets of a loud character have not been numerous lately.  The people appear to be getting better and as a consequence  fewer scandals are afloat.  However one or two scandals did get into circulation lately.


1885 SEP 19

    Rev. M.T. Lamb, a Baptist minister formerly located at Glendale in this county, has been laboring for some time past to convert the Latter Day Sinners at Salt Lake.  Mr. Lamb will be remembered in this section as a zealous worker in the cause of Christ.  Mr. Lamb did not bring all of the sinners of Glendale into the fold, but his failure in the Glendale field may be attributed to the sinfulness of the people up that way, and not to Mr. Lamb’s earnest efforts to lead them to the throne of grace.  In Mormondom Mr. Lamb has tackled the fraud known as “The Book of Mormon.”  He has published a little book entitled “The Book of Mormon - Is it from God?”  The Mormon papers pitch into the pamphlet plenty, and “lamb” Lamb, the author, in a manner intended to be unmerciful.  Mr. Lamb handles the matter ably, and the reverend gentleman easily proves that the Mormon Bible emanated from the devil, or from the devil’s right bower, old Joe Smith.
1885 SEP 26

    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Conway are the happy possessors of a baby girl.
    Miss Effie Miller will soon go to Helena to attend high school at that city.
    Mrs. I.M. Johnson and her daughter Bertha will spend the winter in Helena.
    The Hecla Co. has over 1,000 cords of wood at its mines - enough to run the works for two years.
    A miner at Lion City became suddenly insane, and he is now making night hideous at the Hecla hospital.
    Mrs. Chas. Armstrong and Mrs. E. Cook, of Twin Bridges, and Byron Cook, of Butte, visited Glendale friends on last Monday.
    Houses to rent are getting very scarce in Glendale.  Many of the charcoal burners are getting their families into town for the winter.
    Hon. Joe. A. Browne, of Darling, has secured the beef contract for one year from Henry W. Kappes, at Hecla.  The contract is a large one.
    The big Greenwood concentrator is being generally repaired.  The repairing is being done during the day, and at night the works are running on a twelve hour shift.
    A number of Glendaleites went to Dillon last Sunday, to attend the recognition services of the Baptist Church.  Among the number were H. Knippenberg, Mrs. Knippenberg and daughter Mamie, Mrs. I.M. Johnson, and Miss Lizzie Miller.  On their return they all spoke highly of the good time that they had with the kind people in Dillon.
A stranger entering Glendale last Saturday might have believed it to be a legal holiday, judging by the large crown of people who turned out to witness the horse race.  The race was between E.R. Alward’s black horse and a gray horse belonging to A.L. Pickett.  Alward’s horse won.  It is said that about $1,200 changed hands that day.

    The County Commissioners met as a Board of Correction last Monday.  The Board was in session two days.  Present - Chairman Lovell, Commissioners Brown and Pickett, and Phil D. McGough, clerk of the Board.  Assessor Reinhardt was present during the session.  The assessment lists of the county were examined and in a number of instances the taxes of persons were raised - in the aggregate between $45,000 and $50,000.  It is evident from an examination of the roll, which is not yet full completed, that there will be considerable of a falling off in the total assessment of the county, compared with last year’s figures.  This falling off is attributed mainly to the depreciation of town property in
Glendale, to the loss of cattle and to a decrease in the valuation of sheep.  The Board of Correction is to meet again on Monday, October 12th, for the purpose of correcting the assessment roll of the county, at which meeting any tax payer feeling aggrieved will have an opportunity to present his grievance.


1885 OCT 10

    The following is a list of the gentlemen in jail awaiting the action of the next Beaverhead Grand Jury with the offenses, with which they are charged:  Thos Roberts, for rape; Ho Hio, an Indian, for murder; John Hazleton and John Winters, for assault with a deadly weapon; Richard Donnelly, Thomas Murphy and Busby, for grand larceny;  Thos. Norton and John Seaton, cheating and defrauding; Cal Cramer for selling whisky to Indians.  In addition Frank Chapman is in for sixty days for petty  larceny, and Allen, the egg merchant, is in for misappropriating eggs and beer.  The Territorial prisoners confined in the county jail are John Brophy and Charles Charlton.

    A.J. Fisher has been quite ill but he is recovering.
    Both departments of the public school are progressing favorably.
    Glendale is improving.  There is not a desirable house to rent in town.
    J.B. Reynolds and family have moved into their fine new dwelling house on Main street.
    The new art gallery is opened by Homer & Olsen.  They are way up in the picture taking business.
    E.O. Hulsizer has given up the restaurant and moved with his family  into the Longley residence.
    Glendale sports have two racers in training, and fast running races may be expected in the near future.
    The weather is fine, the roads are good, and everybody prospering according to their efforts and energies.
    E.R. Alward & Co. have already taken two car loads of silver and lead ore out of their mines in the Vipond District.
    Manager Knippenberg and W.H. Kappes of Hecla , enjoyed the Warm Springs for three days.  They had a fine time with Dr. Mussigbrod.
    On October 1st the furniture and fixtures of the Hecla Hospital were all removed.  They will be sold and the proceeds applied toward the hospital debt which has been accumulating.

On November 1st the manager of the Hecla Co. expects to place every department into winter quarters.  This action will reduce the employees one-half from the present number.
    The Glendale Hotel was leased on the 1st of the month by Henry Neill, of Helena, and he will with his accomplished wife as hostess do a good business.  He fired the Celestials.  His motto is - “No Chinamen need apply.”
    H.H. Avery is doing a flourishing business.  No Chinamen in his hotel any more.  His cuisine is presided over by Signor Spiro Gregovich, who know how to prepare a steak a la Delmonico, an his soups are delicious.  In fact, he is master of the cooking trade, and the hotel is having a boom.
    Quite a serious blow-out occurred at the smelter a few days ago.  Several men were scorched badly and Superintendent J.V. Seybold severely.  He was thrown about fifteen feet, his face and hands blistered, and hair and eyebrows singed, but fortunately he kept his mouth shut and held his breath until the flame of burning gas had subsided or it might have proven fatal.  He suffered much but is recovering rapidly.


1885 OCT 17

    Amos Purdum, of Melrose, was in the city a couple of days.
    Joe C. Keppler, of Anaconda, exchanged greetings with his many friends in Dillon.


1885 OCT 31

    District Court adjourned sine die on Wednesday.  The term of court lasted nine days.  The following cases were disposed of during the term:
    Hart Bros. vs. Wilson, Rote & Co.  Judgment for plaintiffs for $284.
    L. Heinbockel vs. Otto Zugbaum.  Judgment for plaintiff.
    The official bonds of George M. Brown, Phil Lovell and A.L. Pickett, Commissioners of Beaverhead County were examined by the Court, and adjudged to be good and sufficient.
    J.B. Reynolds vs. H.E. Deane.  Motion to dismiss the cause sustained by the Court.
    Territory of Montana vs. John B. Reynolds.  Jury rendered a verdict that there was no cause for prosecution.

Lion City, Montana, Oct. 26th, 1885
To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    I read in your paper some time ago that you would like to have a correspondent in every mining camp and I thought you would not object to having a little girl for a correspondent, just for once.  I am nine years old.  My name is Olza Tarbell. I have attended school two terms.  I study reading, writing, grammar, spelling geography, written and mental arithmetic.  What I want to tell you about most is the surprise party we gave our teacher on her birthday.  Our teacher’s name is Mrs. Annie Caldwell.  We all like her very much.  Finding out by accident when her birthday was, the ladies and scholars made up their minds to give her a surprise.  And accordingly on the morning of the 22nd of October, which was her birthday, the ladies who had been preparing for a few days met at my mamma’s house with cakes and goodies and marched to the schoolhouse and requested Mrs. Caldwell to give the scholars and herself a holiday.  Mrs. Caldwell was taken wholly by surprise, as she was not aware any one knew it was her birthday.  She was greatly pleased.  Then we marched to my papa’s hall where a table was spread and in the center, a birthday cake, with as many candles burning around it as there were years in her age.
    Then we had children’s games, music and recitations.  At the close of the afternoon my mamma made a short speech to the company on the value of education and Mrs. Crowe read an address  complimentary to the teacher and to teachers in general.  In the evening the gentlemen joined the ladies and ended the affair with a grand ball.
    I would send you copies of the pieces I recited only I am afraid it would occupy too much space.  I will send them at some future time.  You will oblige a little girl greatly if you make room for my letter in your paper.  My mamma and I always enjoy reading your paper, but lately we missed your nice temperance talks.
Respectfully Yours,

    Armstrong and Losee, at Glendale, are offering their entire stock of dry goods, clothing, etc., at sweeping reductions from former prices.


1885 NOV 14

    Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Beaverhead County, Montana, until the first Monday in December, 1885, for the construction of a bridge over Big Hole River, at Melrose, M.T., in accordance with plan and specifications of said bridge on fill in the office of the County Clerk of said County at Dillon, M.T.  Bidders will please make their bids so as to cover any of the following conditions:
    1st.  To complete new bridge ready for the roadway approaches thereto.
    2nd.  To complete new bridge ready for approaches, taking the old bridge as a part payment.
    3rd.  To complete the new bridge as above including the roadway approaches thereto, properly graded and finished ready for travel.
    Bidders for the bridge with the approaches included, must accompany their bids with specific plans and specifications of the proposed approaches.  The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.     
    By order of the Board.    
PHIL D. McGOUGH, Co. Clerk
Dated Dillon, Nov. 10th, 1885

    John M. Parfet and Mrs. Parfet have arrived from Eastern Idaho, with the intention of remaining in the city.
    W.C. Vipond, one of the Vipond Brothers who discovered the Vipond District, in this county, has returned after a number of years absence.

    We had a small snow storm on the 9th and 10th, but the sun again shines bright and the snow has vanished.
    Henry Foray is repairing the water main to protect town property from fire fiend coming winter.
    In the Justice’s Court Geo. Janosky and S.N. Dunham were arraigned on the charge of larceny.  Janosky was discharged for want of proof.  Dunham was sent up for thirty days, and “Bija” took the defendant to Dillon, where a thirty days’ imprisonment will give him a chance to meditate over the frailties of human existence.
    Deputy District Attorney Galbraith, was in Glendale to prosecute James Maloy, for setting fire to the Atlantis mine tramway at Hecla.  At the preliminary examination the evidence was strong against the defendant, who was held in $5,000 bail to await the action of the Grand Jury, and in default of bail he was sent to the county jail.
    Col. Searles was in town a day drumming up patronage for the Butte Inter Mountain Holiday number.  A pretty political mess they have of it in Butte.  An old hard-shell dyed-in-the-wool Democrat on the Republican Inter Mountain, and a Republican goat-foot on the Democratic Miner.  Stand by your colors, or take them down and say your papers are neutral.  Political hash, mixed up by opposition scribblers, is nauseous.
    An anonymous female, after imbibing too freely, walked out of her house one night last week.  The night was extremely dark, and her intellect being befogged, she fell into a well about 25 feet deep.  There was sufficient water in the well to break her fall but not enough to drown her, for after she succeeded in adjusting the extremities of her body in opposite directions, and the proper end up, she found herself standing in cold water up to her shoulders.  After remaining in this watery situation for three-quarters of an hour, and becoming chilled, another woman in the house, opening the door, heard faint, and rapidly failing calls for help.  In a few minutes the woman was drawn out of the well, but in an unconscious condition.   Artificial heat and stimulants restored her, when it was found she had sustained no injuries except a few slight bruises.


1885 NOV 21

HUDSON - At Lion City, Montana, on Nov. 29th, 1885, May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudson, aged 1 year and 6 months.


1885 NOV 28

    Vice President Hendricks died suddenly at his home in Indianapolis late on last Wednesday afternoon from paralysis of the heart.  The life and great services of the distinguished dead are too familiar to Americans to refer to while the mortal remains of the eminent statesman are awaiting sepulcher.  No man in America has occupied a more prominent position before the people, for the past quarter of a century, than him who is now mourned by his countrymen.  On the receipt of Vice President Hendricks’ death, at Washington, President Cleveland issued the following proclamation:
To the People of the United States:
    Thomas A. Hendricks, Vice President of the United States, died today at 5 o’clock at Indianapolis, Indiana, and it becomes my mournful duty to announce the distressing fact to his fellow countrymen.  In respect to the memory and eminent and varied services of this high official and patriotic public servant, whose long career was so full of usefulness and honor to his
State and the United States, it is ordered the National flag be displayed at half-mast upon all public buildings of the United States; the Executive Mansion and several executive departments in Washington be closed on the day of the funeral and be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days; that the usual and appropriate military and naval honors be rendered, and that on all legations and consulates of the United States in foreign countries the National flag be displayed at half-mast on the reception of this order, and the usual emblems of mourning, be adopted for thirty days.
By the President:
T.F. Bayard, Secretary of State.

    The Financial and Mining Record of New York City, N.Y., in its issue of last week has the following:  “The Hecla Con. M. Co. of Montana paid its eleventh dividend on November 1st, for this year, aggregating $165,000.  This stock is good to have and good to hold.”  The Record might have added, good to hold especially so long as the present wise, economical and intelligent management remains at the helm, and the ore continues in the mines.

    Beaverhead County has a personal interest in Vice President Hendricks, he having been largely interested in our County.  At the time of his death he was a large stockholder in the Hecla Consolidated Company at Glendale.

    On the 25th the Hecla Con. M. Co. paid off as usual.  It took $60,000 - to make all hands happy.
    Glendale is full of gamblers and plugs.  They are getting away with some money as the fools are not all dead yet.
    Nov. 25th Mr. H.C. Hunt sold at public auction in Glendale all the furniture of the retired Hospital Association.  The proceeds were applied on the debt.
    The Lion Mountain Tunnel has at last tapped the Atlantis mine at a distance of 2,000 feet.  No ore was found in the bottom which has been under water for five years.
    There are now over 200 idle men in Trapper gulch waiting for work and the Hecla Co. is cutting the force down every day.  The signs of the times are that in the coming winter and spring Glendale and Hecla will have dull times.


1885 DEC 05

    B.D. Mahan and family are moving to Anaconda.
    A.H. Foster and family have moved to Boulder City.
    The wife and daughter of R.Z. Thomas have departed for California.
    The restaurant business does not flourish in Glendale.  Two months is the average existence of a hash foundry.
    Dr. Jones, from Townsend, has flung his shingle to the breeze of Trapper Gulch, and means to stay with us.
    “Hello! What’s the matter?”  “Oh!  I’m leaded!” are the common salutations and responses one can hear any hour of the day.
    Jas. A. Daily was up in the Justice’s court for a disturbance of the peace.  He plead guilty and was sent to the Dillon jail for thirty days.
    It is all over town! - what!  That abominable, pestiferous, insalubrious, pestilential, deleterious, mephitic, abdomen ache producing “fine dust.”
    As the mugwumps voted with their old love in the late election in New York the question presents itself was it Ball, Burchard of Beecher?  Demfino.
    Superintendent John V. Seybold, of the Hecla smelters, has gone to see his family who live in the Canyon, above Dillon, where he will rusticate for a time.
    Merrit Bradston, a wood chopper, met with quite a serious accident by striking his foot with a sharp ax and splitting it nearly in two.  The wound, however, is looking quite well for one so large.
    George Chinn had a surgical operation performed on his face recently for the removal of a fatty tumor which had been growing for about six years, and causing inconvenience and disfigurement.
    Prof. A.C. Hoyt has gone to Butte, in search of employment.  He was formerly assayer at the Omaha smelter, and was for several years employed by the Hecla Co.  He is proficient in his profession.
    Levi Cartier, Glendale’s old time butcher, has disposed of his business to Hon. Joe A. Browne, of Darling.  Mr. Cartier will remove to Butte shortly to engage in the butcher business in the Silver City.
    John Fruit, Big Al, and several others, came in from a week’s hunt on upper Camp Creek, and brought with them a wagon load of black tail deer.  Fruit seriously thinks of locating one fork of Camp Creek and run it for a still house.


1885 DEC 12

    W.R.H. Edwards, of Deer Lodge County, desires to return thanks to the Masons of Dillon and Glendale, and citizens, for acts of kindness extended at the funeral of his nephew, A.M. Morrison.
    The following were Beaverhead citizens in attendance on U.S. District Court at Deer Lodge:  Grand Jurors - E.S. Ball, A.F. Graeter, Peter Wilson.  Trial Jurors - Joe A. Browne, Chas. Armstrong, Wm. Moore, D.E. Metlen, John Peate and Phil Thorpe.

    The Board of County Commissioners met at the County Clerk’s office last Monday, and continued in session four days.  Present - Chairman, Lovell, Commissioners Brown and Pickett, and Phil McGough, clerk of the Board.
    During the session the Commissioners transacted a large amount of business relating to county affairs and public matters.
    The Board rejected the petition of James Selway and others for a change of road near Red Rock bridge.
    Sim. Estes got the contract for the Melrose bridge including the approaches and taking the old bridge in part payment for $1,875.
    Chas. Dunham was awarded the contract for repairing the Ryan Canyon bridge for $387.
    John W. Fruit was appointed Road Supervisor for District No. 6.

    Sheriff Tom Jones returned by last Sunday evening’s train from Victoria, British Columbia, bringing with him Winslow D. Morgan, who has been indicted by the Grand Jury of Beaverhead County for  the killing of Frederick B. Haining.  Our readers will remember the circumstances connected with the case to be that on the morning of the 5th of last July while Haining and a party were returning from the Fourth of July dance, on Birch Creek, a terrible tragedy was enacted in which Fred Haining lost his life and a little child was crippled for life.  Winslow D. Morgan was charged with the crime, and a large reward was offered for his apprehension.  Morgan was captured in British Columbia and returned as above stated.  A Tribune reporter visited Morgan in the county jail, but he declined being interviewed in regard to the case.  Morgan is looking well and appears to be in excellent spirits.

    On last Tuesday morning the citizens of Dillon were shocked on learning of a terrible tragedy and suicide which was enacted in this city about 3 o’clock on that morning.  The pistol of a jealous man was turned loose and the weapon of destruction dealt its deathly work.  A. Mose Morrison, Frank Crowell and “Hy” Perry were in the Nevada saloon, which was run by  Morrison & Dittmer.  A. Mose Morrison proposed to the others that they would go round to the Magnolia restaurant on Center Street and take a plate of oysters.  Morrison, Crowell, and Perry proceeded to the restaurant, and when the party reached the alley adjoining the restaurant, one of the girls familiarly called “Frankie,” put in an appearance.  Mose Morrison asked the girl to go around and take a cup of tea.  The party went to the restaurant.  “Hy” Perry entered with the party.  When the party were seated at the table Perry approached and said, “I have a notion to kill you both.”  Mose Morrison got  up from the table and went to the door of the restaurant remarking that he was not heeled.  Words passed between Morrison and Perry in which each indulged in calling each other sons of female dogs.  Morrison, being unarmed, retreated to the front door of the restaurant, when Perry pulled his gun and fired.  The shot from Perry’s pistol, a self-cocker, struck Morrison in the head, producing a wound that caused almost instantaneous death.  Perry then turned his weapon loose on the girl “Frankie,” shooting her through both arms, and shattering one of her arms so badly that it had to be amputated.   Perry having accomplished his work of death and mutilation, put his pistol to his head and shot himself.  These are the condensed facts elicited before the jury summoned by Coroner Dr. Pickman.
    On Tuesday morning the usual quiet of Dillon was broken by the curious to see the dead bodies of the men who had became the victims of a terrible deed.  The bodies were taken from the Magnolia restaurant into the Nevada saloon, and were stretched our on the faro and poker tables in the saloon.  The ghastly appearance of the dead men, reposing in that sleep that knows no waking, made strong men shudder and exchange whispered opinions.  “Tow men for breakfast,” was something new for Dillon, and the best citizens of the city shrugged their shoulders and indulged in remarks full of meaning.
    The Tribune, acting as a conservator of the decency of the city, has often pointed out the necessity, expediency, and urgency of removing from the city and undesirable element.  This fearful tragedy is the outgrowth of having certain institutions run in the center of the city, which have been a disgrace to our city and a reflection on the descent people of the community.  It the center of a town is devoted to houses of ill-fame tragedies of this character are liable to be enacted every day in the week.
    A. Mose Morrison, the victim of Perry’s pistol was well known throughout Beaverhead and Deer Lodge counties.  He had been a citizen of Beaverhead County for a number of years.  He had been a resident for years and was formerly a member of the Board of County Commissioners and he was at the last election the Democratic candidate for County Assessor.  He had many warm friends in the county who will sincerely regret that he met with his death under circumstances that are needless to refer to a greater length.
    “Hy” Perry, the man who did the shooting has been around Dillon for some time past.  Usually Perry had conducted himself soberly and decently.  There was something connected with the woman “Frankie” that made Perry jealous of her actions and the companions she received at her house.  It is believed he slaughtered Morrison on account of jealousy and intimacy between the two.  “Hy” Perry has been in several shooting scrapes before this one.  At American Forks, at Shoshone and Blackfoot, in Idaho, Perry had engaged in shooting scrapes, but while in Dillon, while up to the time of the tragedy, he had generally conducted himself in a respectable manner.  He was a gambler by profession.
    “Frankie” Riley is somewhat noted.  She has been living in the city for some time past.  With one arm amputated and the other crippled she is an object to be pitied now.  She will, probably, recover from her wounds and pass the remainder of her life in a crippled condition.
    The funeral of Morrison took place on Wednesday afternoon.  The Masons of Dillon and Glendale paid the last respect to the memory of a dead brother.  In the long funeral procession following the Masons many of the friends of the deceased marched to the silent city on the slope of the hill, where the body was interred with all the solemn and impressive ceremonies of Masonry.  The proper name of the deceased was Andrew Mayze Morrison.  He was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and came to Montana in 1864.  He was about 43 years old.  His aged mother resides at Columbia City, Indiana.

    It is everywhere! - what?  Glendale whisky that will “lead” a man forty rods off.
    The November pay roll of the Hecla Co., Glendale, payable December 25th, foots up $60,000.
    Plugs, gamblers and frail ones fill Glendale just now.  Matters are loud enough for a lively sheriff.
    Master Will Knippenberg, of Glendale, has been promoted sergeant at the Kentucky Military Institute.
    The Hecla Co. has cut the force at the iron mines, over at Norwood, down to eight men.  The Company has 2,000 tons of reserve iron at Glendale.
    The smoke, flue dust, and dust, all combined, are terrible in our burg.  Five cocktails before breakfast and a dose of the smoke will “lead” any man.  Try it.
    James Prout, Superintendent of the mines at Hecla, is doing well in his shipments of ore.  Daily last week the shipments reached 67 tons of first class ore.  This department has never run so satisfactorily to the Company as it has been the past year.
    Charcoal has been reduced to 11 cents per bushel on and after December 1st.  That will be the price for 1886.  All contracts are made upon condition that the smelter is running.  If idle, the Company is in no way liable, or compelled to take the coal.
    In examining the list of the dividend paying mines in the United States, as published in the weekly Mining Record, of New York, we find the Hecla Con. M. Co., in Beaverhead County stands first and leads all the mining companies in Montana Territory in cash dividends.

BURNS - WHITNEY - At Glendale, Montana, on Dec. 10th, 1885, by Justice H.H. Avery, Mr. Robt. Burns, of Pocatello, Idaho, and Miss Louisa Whitney, of Glendale.


1885 DEC 19

    Charles McCarthy, et all plaintiffs, vs. John W. McBee, defendant.
    By virtue of an execution issued by District Court of the Second Judicial District of Montana Territory, I will sell at Sheriff’s sale at the door of the Court House, in Dillon, Beaverhead County, M.T., at one o’clock p.m. on Saturday, January 16th, 1886, the following described real estate to-wit:  The undivided one-fourth part of Iron Lode mining claim, situated on the west side of Lion Mountain in Bryant Mining District, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory.  Terms of sale cash.    
Sheriff of Beaverhead County.


1885 DEC 26

    Timbers for the new bridge at Melrose are being shipped by rail from Dillon.
    The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, of Glendale, is the steadiest dividend paying company in Montana.
    The pay car of the Utah and Northern passed up the road last Monday, disbursing the needful to railroad boys to enable them to indulge in holiday luxuries.

    The Board of County Commissioners met in a special session at the County Clerk’s office on last Monday, for purpose of arranging matters with the county officers, under the new salary law.  There was a full Board present - Chairman Phil Lovell, and commissioners Brown and Pickett, and Phil McGough, Clerk of the Board.
    The Board allowed Sheriff Jones an Under Sheriff at Dillon, at $1,000 per year.
    Allowed Sheriff Jones a deputy at Glendale at $1,000 per year.
    Ordered Phil D. McGough to employ an assistant in the Clerk and Recorder’s office at he expense of Beaverhead County, whenever necessary to keep up the work of his office.
    The Board made an appropriation for half the cost of repairing the Canyon Creek bridge - Silver bow County to provide the other half of the expense.
    Commissioner Pickett moved that a special election be called for the purpose of voting on the proposition of building a new Court House at Dillon.
    Commissioner Lovell moved as an amendment that the matter be presented at the next general election.  Lovell’s motion was carried.  
    Ordered that all orders made on the County Clerk for the delivery of county warrants in his office be witnessed as to the genuineness of the signature of the claimant ordering said warrants.

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