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
NOTICE TO CO-OWNER
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.
District, January 24, 1885
A.L. PICKETT, N.G.
meets every Wednesday evening in its Hall in
Glendale. Sojourning brethren, in good standing, are cordially
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
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
L.V. Millard met his death last Sunday by being thrown from a
freight train on the Utah and Northern a short distance above
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
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
body was forwarded to Lawton, Michigan for burial.
J.C. Keppler, the popular Postmaster of Glendale, interviews his
James Parfet, lately mine superintendent of the Hecla Company, is
now superintendent of the Empress Con. Mining Co., at Ironton, Colo.
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.
On Monday afternoon and evening, April 26th, 1885, Apollo Lodge,
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
The procession will be headed by the Dillon Brass Band. In
GRAND BALL! Will
be given at School Hall, with the finest music procurable in attendance.
committee on Arrangements will spare neither trouble of expense to make
the celebration a success.
- Archie Hyndman, Wm. A. Means
- A.L. Pickett, J.B. Losee
- J.B. Crow, W.S. Parke, J.R. Holden, F. Huber, J.A. Nickum.
H.M. Cushing, Sr.
Davidson, S.A.D. Newcomer, V.B. Briggs
TO THE BALL………..$2.50,
will be provided by J.C. Metlen, at the Corrine Hotel.
- At Hecla, Montana, April 3rd, 1885, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, 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.
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
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;
Reed, Treasurer; and Misses Effie Miller and Clara Smith, Librarians.
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
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
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
that : “Baptist water and Methodist fire mad pretty good steam.”
On last Sunday several delegations of Chinamen from Butte
arrived to attend the Masonic meeting held by the Chinamen.
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
Dillon. The good housewives are taking advantage of the absence
their hubbies and the fine weather by cleaning and polishing
generally. It is hoped the “courting gents” will be able to
their homes on their return.
Several Glendale ladies in visiting the Dillon rink last week got
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
arriving at the rink on last Tuesday night, the Glendale band was
playing some delightful music.
Court adjourned on Wednesday, after a nine day’s session.
following causes were disposed of at the term:
Valiton vs. A.M. Morrison. Judgment for plaintiff for $3,945.47.
Schmalhausen vs. Beaverhead County Commissioners. Judgment for
plaintiff for $292.
Evans vs. Perry Evans. Plaintiff granted a divorce.
Kessler vs. Mary E. Kessler. Plaintiff granted a divorce.
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
to Hecla as a bride. Who is the young man? Yeah, who is he?
Thos. Martin has received the tramway contract again for this
The work will begin May 1st, and require fifteen to eighteen head of
Prof. A. Kappes is the leader of the Glendale band. He is a
capable leader, which is proved by the manner in which his pupils are
The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company paid its regular dividend
1st inst. The total amount of dividends paid thus far this year
Manager Knippenberg has contracted with the Italians for 700,000
bushels of charcoal, to be delivered during 1885. The price paid
twelve cents per bushel.
Glendale people are to be congratulated on their new board of
trustees. The trustees are proving themselves to be interested
wide-awake in school matters.
The public school opened last Monday for a short spring-summer
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
Dillon. A special train from Melrose will carry the
down early next Monday morning, the 27th.
The three furnaces of the Hecla Co. have been running steadily
last November. Indeed it might be said that the furnaces have
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
suffer should the bridge become impassable.
The ladies of Glendale are making extensive preparations for the
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
skater. Music by the brass band.
(Our regular Glendale correspondent having failed to write this
an ad interim furnishes a few “gatherings” to fill the vacancy.- Ed.
Glendaleites returned from the I.O.O.F. celebration at Dillon in
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,
Coffin and Miss Mintzer, partook of a celebration at Dillon.
It is reported that the Hecla concentrator will be started up
The concentrator has a capacity of treating 100 tons of low-grade ore
Business continues fair, without much of change. With the
backs of the same population to feed and cover the monthly sales are
E.W. Nash and wife, of Omaha, E.E. Eddy and wife, of Denver, and
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
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,
popular young man of the smelter burg has purchased an outfit of
garments suited for a bridegroom. The rumor is founded on strong
The rink is well patronized, so are the whisky mills. There
nothing sensational to report about the rink, which is being run
smoothly and properly. Not even a “cold water accident“ has
enterprise so often talked about at Glendale of erecting a furnace in
Trapper Gulch to treat custom ores is receiving attention again.
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
conducted by Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Reed in a model manner. The
is kept scrupulously clean, and the patients receive kind
and considerate treatment.
The Hecla Co.’s smelters have been running without
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
is stationed here. The whisky mill, the dance room, and the
rink, all combined, are getting the better of religion in Glendale.
- 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
friends, extends congratulations.
- 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
- BORTEL. - At Lion City, Montana, by Geo. E. Tarbell, J.P., D.H.
McMasters and Mrs. H.J. Bortel.
By virtue of a judgment and order of sale issued of the District
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
Lots number two (2), three (3), forty-four (44), and forty-five
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
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
E. JONES, Sheriff.
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
Several of the prominent citizens have had photos of their
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
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
came off on Friday evening, May 1st, and was a decided success. The
rink was decorated and festooned in a very pretty and tasteful
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
band was decorated and made bright for the musicians by evergreens,
flags and Chinese lanterns. In the front of the rink stood
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
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
congratulated on their success. The net proceeds of the
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.
LAND OFFICE, HELENA, MONTANA
Notice is hereby given, that Thomas Ford, whose post office
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
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
The only adjoining claim is on the S.E. - the Hidden Treasure
H. Harper, U.S. Claim Agent.
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
It is reported that Ed R. Alward and Charles Kappes are to be
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.
of mining operations in Vipond, Soap Gulch and Quartz Hill are quite
favorable for a good output this season.
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
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.
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.
District, April 18, 1885
H.S. Pond, was down from Glendale.
Geo. Hardisty was over from Sheridan.
Commissioner Rote and Mrs. Rote, of Glendale, visited Dillon for
- 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.
- 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
- A most agreeable party assembled at the residence of Mr. and
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
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
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
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
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
to Mr. Gunderson from Meaderville, who intends to open a store in it
E.O. Hulsizer is the only applicant for the postmastership.
no doubt receive the appointment, as he is well endorsed by both
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
wishes of the Glendale people.
the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
The danger to the unity of the Democratic party in Montana, by
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
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
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
never be unmindful that “a public office, and will never be unmindful
that “a public office is public trust.”
HECLA CONSOLIDATED MINING COMPANY
In a recent visit to Glendale we obtained much interesting
relating to the operations of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company -
the largest and most successful mining company in Beaverhead
This large and quiet corporation operates day and night turning our
bullion and paying its employees monthly some $60,000. The
runs three furnaces, with a capacity of one hundred and fifty tons each
twenty-four hours. The mines furnish the smelter a concentrator
with from one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty tons of
first and second class ore. The company now employs directly
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,
brought the company out of bankruptcy and placed its affairs on a solid
foundation. At present the furnaces, which are of the approved
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
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
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
Glendale merchants and business men are doing well.
The brass band is gaining ground, and the organization is well
The dump pile of slag at the furnaces contain about 250,000 tons
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 -
will be paid on June 25th, the company’s regular pay day.
A.H. Foster, the celebrated Glendale Christian, is slowly
from the injuries he received by a horse falling on him.
Recently there was a glamour of gloom thrown over Glendale which
not occasioned by the furnace smokestacks. A superannuated
peddler paralyzed the town for a day.
The health of Glendale is good, and as a consequential
medical practitioners have time to “read up.” The Hecla Hospital
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
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
in it. Its outside appearance is of so dark a color that a
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
nice present of a very valuable gold watch.
The resignation of Postmaster Keppler has been heretofore
He will go to Anaconda. During his incumbency of the Glendale
office, Joe has enjoyed the confidence of the people. Honest,
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
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
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
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
active in advancing educational work. A visit to the public
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
the training of the juveniles evidenced painstaking on part of the
teacher. Object teaching, an approved method, was working
and the little ones were progressing finely. The school term,
closing, will end creditably to both teachers and scholars.
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
week. The term was a credit to both the teachers and scholars.
Cadet Will Knippenberg has accepted a position for two months
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
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
President of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Co. This is a
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
every business transaction, both East and West, and has had for the
past four years.
Sheriff Tom Jones was in town for a day and
everything was quiet.
The preparations for a grand celebration of the Fourth are
and Glendale will not be behind other towns in celebrating.
E.W. Nash, wife and two daughters, of Omaha, are expected in a
days to visit for several weeks, Mr. and Mrs. H. Knippenberg.
The stone office of the Hecla Co. has received a new dress inside
outside the past week. No finer and more tasty office can be
A fourth furnace is among the possibilities this year. If
Hecla Company will consume over two hundred tons of material each
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
noon the plant was again in full motion.
HECLA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
We are informed, and it is a matter of regret, that the employees
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
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
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
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.
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.
MARTIN, Glendale, Mont.
The County Commissioners met in special session at the Court
last Monday for the purpose of letting road contracts throughout
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
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
The resignation was accepted by the Board. The Board passed
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.
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
a term of the Silver Boy public school, returned to her Dillon home
A CORRSPONDENT SAYS.
A Glendale correspondent of the Helena Independent has the
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.
Armstrong and Judson Losee have a bonanza mine on Soap gulch, and are
now making arrangements for the erection of a mill. They have
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
their having a good thing.”
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
The Ladies Sewing Society, some twenty six in number, held a
picnic on Canyon Creek last Sunday. It was a time long to be
The Hecla saw mill will be put in operation in a dew days up
Gulch. Some 200,000 feet of lumber is needed for sundry
about Lion City.
McLain and McCoy have now eighteen charcoal kilns up and
expect to have twenty-four in operation by December 1st. This
make Canyon Creek Park a lively camp.
The news of the appointment of A.L. Pickett by Judge Mead as
Commissioner in place of O.W.W. Rote resigned, receives the hearty
endorsement of a large majority of the leading men of both
The Hecla furnaces are turning our about six tons of bullion
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
every legitimate mining enterprise in Beaverhead County and throughout
Southern Montana and Eastern Idaho. We have frequently alluded to
reported the working operations of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Co. of
Glendale. The Hecla corporation sustains a considerable
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
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
does not include what has been paid to the Union Pacific Railway Co.
for freight on bullion. This large outlay benefit’s the ranchmen
producers of the county. The company has been no burden on the
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
we think the time has come when the citizens of the county should cease
to manifest all sectional hostility toward the company. It would
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
were at half mast and many of the business houses were draped.
most elaborate and tasty of all the buildings draped was the Hecla
Last week the smelter water wheel - one of which had been running
six years - gave out and a new wheel was put in its place. This
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.
Mrs. I.N. Johnson. Mr. Allen is the pastor of the First Baptist
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
prosperous. The Sunday School now numbers sixty-five
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
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
to take part in the dance. Admission to the ball, $2.50.
be furnished by the Glendale cornet band for the occasion.
REED - Committee
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
Nash, wife, and two daughters, spent several days very agreeably
visiting Dr. Mussigbrod at Warm Springs.
GARDINER DRAMATIC CO.
The Gardiner Dramatic Company gave three popular pieces to good
audiences at the Pavilion this week. The first night “The
Daughter” was played to a large and delighted audience. The
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
is excellent, and each piece is given with great effect. The
left Dillon for Glendale, where tonight (Saturday) “Marguerite will be
given at the rink in that town. Glendaleites will have an
of enjoying a real treat this evening.
The I.O.O.F. grand ball is to be given at the Pavilion next
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.
TOWN AND OUT
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
Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., at Glendale, was a masterpiece of oratory.
MEETING AT GLENDALE
The Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F., closed its session at Glendale on
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
their praises in speaking of the glorious style in which they were
entertained by their Glendale brethren. The attendance was very
and much interest was shown by those in attendance. The
report showed that the order was in a prosperous condition. The
following synopsis of his report:
paid for benefits…..$3,400.00
of weeks benefit paid…437
paid fro burying the dead..$306.50
following named persons were elected as officers for the ensuing year:
Grand Master - Henry McMurphy, Butte
Grand Master - Chas. K. Cole, Helena.
Warden - W.A. Means, Sheridan.
Secretary - Jacob Leob, Helena.
Treasurer - Chas. Hoepfner, Helena.
Marshal - A.J. White, Butte.
Guardian - W.A. Ralston, Butte.
Conductor - Philip Dodson, Bozeman
Herald - Wm. Hamilton, Butte
next session of the Grand Lodge will be held at Missoula.
Villain Outrages a Little six-Year Old Child at Lion City
Monday night a constable brought to Dillon and placed in the
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
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
little one’s mouth, to prevent her screams from being heard.
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
her father what had befallen her and said that Roberts was the
did it. To make sure, all the miners at Hecla were got together
placed in a line, and the girl carried out to identify the one that
committed the rape. She quickly pointed to Roberts as the
warrant was got out and he was taken before Justice Tarbell, at Lion
City, and waived examination of the charge. He was then ordered
in the sum of $1,000 to await the action of the Grand Jury. In
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.
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
the scene of the outrage and had there been any show for getting
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
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
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
a position with Henry W. Kappes at Hecla. Good for George.
Thos. Sappington is erecting six coal kilns up Trapper Gulch near
concentrator. He expects to fire up about November 1, next.
Rev. C.B. Allen and wife, of Richmond, Ind., have left Glendale
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
Miss Mamie, is one of the best female schools near Boston, Mass.
On the 25th the Hecla Co. paid off, as usual, all its
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
At the last meeting of the Beaverhead Board of
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
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
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
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
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
the Board, and he is getting credit for his labors in the Glendale
The three Hecla furnaces are turning out only six tons of base
per day. The furnaces are running on common grade ore, with not
in the mines.
The heavy decline in silver lately will effect the operations of
Hecla Company. All time contracts of the company are at the
the general manager.
The Hecla Hospital, which has been kept up at considerable
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
The people appear to be getting better and as a consequence fewer
scandals are afloat. However one or two scandals did get into
Rev. M.T. Lamb, a Baptist minister formerly located at Glendale
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
as a zealous worker in the cause of Christ. Mr. Lamb did not
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
“The Book of Mormon.” He has published a little book entitled
Book of Mormon - Is it from God?” The Mormon papers pitch into
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Conway are the happy possessors of a baby
Miss Effie Miller will soon go to Helena to attend high school at
Mrs. I.M. Johnson and her daughter Bertha will spend the winter
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
charcoal burners are getting their families into town for the winter.
Hon. Joe. A. Browne, of Darling, has secured the beef contract
year from Henry W. Kappes, at Hecla. The contract is a large one.
The big Greenwood concentrator is being generally repaired.
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
recognition services of the Baptist Church. Among the number were
Knippenberg, Mrs. Knippenberg and daughter Mamie, Mrs. I.M. Johnson,
and Miss Lizzie Miller. On their return they all spoke highly of
good time that they had with the kind people in Dillon.
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
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
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.
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
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
to the loss of cattle and to a decrease in the valuation of
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.
The following is a list of the gentlemen in jail
of the next Beaverhead Grand Jury with the offenses, with which they
are charged: Thos Roberts, for rape; Ho Hio, an Indian, for
John Hazleton and John Winters, for assault with a deadly weapon;
Richard Donnelly, Thomas Murphy and Busby, for grand larceny;
Norton and John Seaton, cheating and defrauding; Cal Cramer for selling
whisky to Indians. In addition Frank Chapman is in for sixty days
petty larceny, and Allen, the egg merchant, is in for
eggs and beer. The Territorial prisoners confined in the county
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
all removed. They will be sold and the proceeds applied toward
hospital debt which has been accumulating.
November 1st the manager of the Hecla Co. expects to place every
department into winter quarters. This action will reduce the
one-half from the present number.
The Glendale Hotel was leased on the 1st of the month by Henry
of Helena, and he will with his accomplished wife as hostess do a good
business. He fired the Celestials. His motto is - “No
H.H. Avery is doing a flourishing business. No Chinamen in
any more. His cuisine is presided over by Signor Spiro Gregovich,
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
is having a boom.
Quite a serious blow-out occurred at the smelter a few days
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
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.
District Court adjourned sine die on Wednesday. The term of
lasted nine days. The following cases were disposed of during the
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.
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.
LITTLE GIRL’S LETTER.
City, Montana, Oct. 26th, 1885
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
years old. My name is Olza Tarbell. I have attended school two
I study reading, writing, grammar, spelling geography, written and
mental arithmetic. What I want to tell you about most is the
party we gave our teacher on her birthday. Our teacher’s name is
Annie Caldwell. We all like her very much. Finding out by
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
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
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
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
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
would occupy too much space. I will send them at some future
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
we missed your nice temperance talks.
TOWN AND OUT.
Armstrong and Losee, at Glendale, are offering their entire stock
dry goods, clothing, etc., at sweeping reductions from former prices.
Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of County
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
1st. To complete new bridge ready for the roadway
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
approaches thereto, properly graded and finished ready for travel.
Bidders for the bridge with the approaches included, must
their bids with specific plans and specifications of the proposed
approaches. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all
By order of the Board.
D. McGOUGH, Co. Clerk
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
the charge of larceny. Janosky was discharged for want of
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
Maloy, for setting fire to the Atlantis mine tramway at Hecla. At
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
Inter Mountain Holiday number. A pretty political mess they have
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
neutral. Political hash, mixed up by opposition scribblers, is
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
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
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
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.
- At Lion City, Montana, on Nov. 29th, 1885, May, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Hudson, aged 1 year and 6 months.
DEATH OF VICE PRESIDENT HENDRICKS
Vice President Hendricks died suddenly at his home in
late on last Wednesday afternoon from paralysis of the heart. The
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
of Vice President Hendricks’ death, at Washington, President Cleveland
issued the following proclamation:
D.C. Nov. 25.
the People of the United States:
Thomas A. Hendricks, Vice President of the United States, died
at 5 o’clock at Indianapolis, Indiana, and it becomes my mournful duty
to announce the distressing fact to his fellow countrymen. In
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
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.
Bayard, Secretary of State.
CON. MINING CO.
The Financial and Mining Record of New York City, N.Y., in its
of last week has the following: “The Hecla Con. M. Co. of Montana
its eleventh dividend on November 1st, for this year, aggregating
$165,000. This stock is good to have and good to hold.” The
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
he having been largely interested in our County. At the time of
death he was a large stockholder in the Hecla Consolidated Company at
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
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
distance of 2,000 feet. No ore was found in the bottom which has
under water for five years.
There are now over 200 idle men in Trapper gulch waiting for work
the Hecla Co. is cutting the force down every day. The signs of
times are that in the coming winter and spring Glendale and Hecla will
have dull times.
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
peace. He plead guilty and was sent to the Dillon jail for thirty
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
York the question presents itself was it Ball, Burchard of
Superintendent John V. Seybold, of the Hecla smelters, has gone
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
striking his foot with a sharp ax and splitting it nearly in two.
wound, however, is looking quite well for one so large.
George Chinn had a surgical operation performed on his face
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.
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
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
upper Camp Creek, and brought with them a wagon load of black tail
deer. Fruit seriously thinks of locating one fork of Camp Creek
run it for a still house.
W.R.H. Edwards, of Deer Lodge County, desires to return thanks to
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.
Court at Deer Lodge: Grand Jurors - E.S. Ball, A.F. Graeter,
Wilson. Trial Jurors - Joe A. Browne, Chas. Armstrong, Wm. Moore,
Metlen, John Peate and Phil Thorpe.
The Board of County Commissioners met at the County Clerk’s
last Monday, and continued in session four days. Present -
Lovell, Commissioners Brown and Pickett, and Phil McGough, clerk of the
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
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
TRAGEDY-THE WORK OF THE PISTOL
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
turned loose and the weapon of destruction dealt its deathly
Mose Morrison, Frank Crowell and “Hy” Perry were in the Nevada saloon,
which was run by Morrison & Dittmer. A. Mose Morrison
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
take a cup of tea. The party went to the restaurant. “Hy”
entered with the party. When the party were seated at the table
approached and said, “I have a notion to kill you both.” Mose
got up from the table and went to the door of the restaurant
that he was not heeled. Words passed between Morrison and Perry
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
self-cocker, struck Morrison in the head, producing a wound that caused
almost instantaneous death. Perry then turned his weapon loose on
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
the jury summoned by Coroner Dr. Pickman.
On Tuesday morning the usual quiet of Dillon was broken by the
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
the Nevada saloon, and were stretched our on the faro and poker tables
in the saloon. The ghastly appearance of the dead men, reposing
that sleep that knows no waking, made strong men shudder and exchange
whispered opinions. “Tow men for breakfast,” was something new
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,
often pointed out the necessity, expediency, and urgency of removing
from the city and undesirable element. This fearful tragedy is
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
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
of Beaverhead County for a number of years. He had been a
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
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
some time past. Usually Perry had conducted himself soberly and
decently. There was something connected with the woman “Frankie”
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
shooting scrapes before this one. At American Forks, at Shoshone
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
“Frankie” Riley is somewhat noted. She has been living in
for some time past. With one arm amputated and the other crippled
is an object to be pitied now. She will, probably, recover from
wounds and pass the remainder of her life in a crippled condition.
The funeral of Morrison took place on Wednesday afternoon.
of Dillon and Glendale paid the last respect to the memory of a dead
brother. In the long funeral procession following the Masons many
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
Andrew Mayze Morrison. He was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and
Montana in 1864. He was about 43 years old. His aged mother
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
down to eight men. The Company has 2,000 tons of reserve iron at
The smoke, flue dust, and dust, all combined, are terrible in our
burg. Five cocktails before breakfast and a dose of the smoke
“lead” any man. Try it.
James Prout, Superintendent of the mines at Hecla, is doing well
his shipments of ore. Daily last week the shipments reached 67
first class ore. This department has never run so satisfactorily
the Company as it has been the past year.
Charcoal has been reduced to 11 cents per bushel on and after
1st. That will be the price for 1886. All contracts are
condition that the smelter is running. If idle, the Company is in
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.
- WHITNEY - At Glendale, Montana, on Dec. 10th, 1885, by Justice H.H.
Avery, Mr. Robt. Burns, of Pocatello, Idaho, and Miss Louisa Whitney,
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
Lode mining claim, situated on the west side of Lion Mountain in Bryant
Mining District, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory. Terms of
of Beaverhead County.
TOWN AND OUT.
Timbers for the new bridge at Melrose are being shipped by rail
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
disbursing the needful to railroad boys to enable them to indulge in
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
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
Canyon Creek bridge - Silver bow County to provide the other half of
Commissioner Pickett moved that a special election be called for
purpose of voting on the proposition of building a new Court House at
Commissioner Lovell moved as an amendment that the matter be
at the next general election. Lovell’s motion was carried.
Ordered that all orders made on the County Clerk for the delivery
county warrants in his office be witnessed as to the genuineness of the
signature of the claimant ordering said warrants.