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1886 JAN 01



The Pride of Beaverhead County - Annual Product  One Million.  A Monthly Dividend Paying Company - A Well Managed Enterprise.

Glendale is the largest town in Beaverhead County, next to our beautiful county seat of Dillon.  If we included Hecla, Lion City, Greenwood, Melrose and Norwood with Glendale, which would be perfectly proper, we can place the population at about 1200 souls.  All these towns named drive their existence from Glendale.

The Hecla Consolidated Mining Co. was organized January, 1877, at Indianapolis, Indiana under the laws of that State.  The present officers of the company are:

  • Hon. Thos. A. Hendricks
  • John Thomas, Esq.
  • Judge E.B. Martindale
  • Hon. John C. Wright
  • John C. McCutcheon
all of Indianapolis
  • Chas. O. Baird, Philadelphia
  • H. Knippenberg, Glendale, Mont.
  • John Thomas, President, Indianapolis
  • John C. McCutcheon, Secy. Indianapolis
  • John C. Wright, Treasurer Indianapolis
  • <>H. Knippenberg, Genl. Mgr., Glendale  


  • H. Knippenberg, General Manager
  • George B. Conway, Cashier
  • John V. Seybold, Supt. Reduction
  • James Prout, Supt. Mines
  • F.A. Ross, Supt. Concentrator
  • James S. Street, Supt. Iron Mines
The first mine in the camp was discovered in 1872 by William Spurr, now a resident of the Vipond district.  While out on a hunting expedition, he discovered what is now known as the Forest Queen.  At the time the discovery was made, Spurr and James Bryant were partners.  Afterwards, Bryant discovered that Spurr had made the location in his own name.  No work had been done on the lode, and when open for relocation the following season, Bryant organized a party to go out on a trapping expedition, but concluded first to come up to the gulch and re-locate the claim.  This was in the summer of 1873.  The party came up and stopped at the spring, a short distance above what is now known as the Trapper mine, camped there several days, and made their location.

After this was accomplished they concluded to “pull out,” and started to look for their horses, but found that they had gone.  After looking for some time, Jerry Grotevant, tired out and discouraged, started to return to camp, and when on top of what is now known as Trapper hill, sat down on a log to rest.  Accidentally he kicked over a small boulder, saw something shining on the under side, picked it up to examine, and found it covered with what he thought was native silver.  On looking around further, he found the outcrop of the famous Trapper lode.  Picking up several pieces, he returned to camp and convinced his partners that they were now bonanza kings.  The horses were forgotten.  Picking up the tools, all hands pitched into work with a will.  The news soon spread.  A party from Bannack followed the man back who went to have it recorded, and created quite an excitement.  Mr. Noah Armstrong at this time had a party prospecting in Madison county, and at once sent them over.  They located the Cleve and Avon during their first day in camp.

The town soon built up and for a time was fast enough to suit the ideas of a 49’er.  Taking it out the Trapper side, the next claim located was the Minnie Gaffney, by Messrs. Moffat and Maynard.  The next discovered was the Hecla by Harvey and Day.  The Elm Orlu was discovered by the Trapper Company, but they not thinking it worth their while to prospect, made it over to Messrs. Sod and Hays.  The next discovered was the noted Keokuk, by Hon. Wash. Stapleton and James Cameron.  Attention was then called to the celebrated Lion mountain, where Armstrong’s party discovered the Alta and the Atlantis.  A Bannack company represented by Mulligan and Sloss, discovered the Fissure Group.  The Marc Anthony and Ariadne were discovered by Dewey, McComb and Brubaker, who afterwards sold them to Messrs. Taylor and Pease, who finally sold them to the Hecla company.
The Franklin mine, situated directly back of the old Trapper town, was discovered by Frank Giley and Ed Stevens, who finally sold it to the Hecla company.  At this time the Trapper mine was the only one shipping ore.  The ore ran away up: all mine owners imagined themselves bonanza kings and lived high.  After the first excitement was over the town began to die out.  Mr. Armstrong started to open up the Atlantis and ship ore to Salt Lake City.  The new town of Lion City was then started.  The Trapper mine was shut down, and in the summer of 1878 the last citizen, Mose Morrison, packed up his traps and came over to Lion.  Trapper City is dead, and all that is left is empty cabins and buried hopes.   

In the spring of 1877 the Hecla company bought the Cleopatra, and shortly after bought the Fissure claim, thus securing the entire face of the mountain.  Work was at once begun.  The mines proved to be constant producers, and have added over one million ounces of silver annually to the wealth of the Territory, besides thousands of tons of lead and copper.

The first manager of this company during 1877-78 was our worthy and much esteemed citizen, Noah Armstrong, so well known in our Territory for his ability and strict integrity.  For two years he labored hard, struggling against many obstacles, and notwithstanding the heavy outlays necessary in the organization of so large an enterprise, during those two years, paid to the stockholders several cash dividends, amounting in all to $117,500.  But jealousy at home for some cause or another crept in, which resulted in the resignation of Mr. Armstrong in December, 1878, and the board appointed E.C. Atkins, of Indianapolis, as manager; this gentleman held the position during 1879 and 1880.  During these two years, the smelter at Glendale burned down and the then manager erected a new one on the old site, very creditable to him and the company.  The cost of the new smelter being about $20,000.  In 1880 a second furnace was also built the cost of which should have been $6,000.  Is was during those two years that the company seemed to be in constant turmoil about “selling.”  “The woods” was full of “experts,” bad English and eye glasses thrown in; at times Glendale had five and six of these “wise” men.  In December, 1880, it was thought sure the sale would go; price to be paid was $900,000 - part cash and balance on time, but as usual the gun was not loaded.  Up to this time, viz: from 1877 to December 1880, being four years, the company received its ore mainly from the Atlantis, Fissure, Silver Quartz, Sheep, Cleve and Franklin mines, all assaying high, and in a great measure self-fluxing ores, the bullion assaying from 100 to 600 ounces in silver.  During these four years there were about 30,000 tons of ore mined and taken to the smelter and some shipped.  It is safe to say that the yield in money from this ore was nearly $3,000,000.

In 1880 the company paid a cash dividend of 10 per cent on its capital stock of $750,000, or $75,000.  After the sale was found off, in December 1880, the company met to examine the true condition, and began to be alarmed when they found the company in debt over $77,000.  As is always the case in such a condition a new deal was demanded, a complete turning and changing of affairs was strongly called for.  A new board of directors was elected, and the position of General Manager was tendered to H. Knippenberg, of Indianapolis, then the secretary of the company.  Mr. K., however, declined the offer, but consented to be one of three to visit the mines and report their true condition.  The board requested Mr. Knippenberg to name his own committee which he did and selected Noah Armstrong and Samuel C. Hanna.  These three gentlemen visited Glendale in Feb’y, 1881, and reached Indianapolis again the last of that month.  Their report was presented to the board.  It was not a very bright picture, the truth alone making it very discouraging.  The mines so far as developed were exhausted; no bodies of ore in sight; the Cleopatra mine abandoned as a second-class mine; some ore at Glendale, but too low grade to smelt and pay expenses.  The outlook, added to the large debt was anything but bright.  The position of General Manager was pressed upon Mr. Knippenberg and he finally accepted it.  He sold out his interest in his manufacturing business; he went to New York and borrowed $95,000 for the company, and paid off the entire debt.  The balance he retained as a surplus, paying bills of supplies, taking off cash discounts and so helped to establish the credit of the company.  He arrived with his family at Glendale April 5th, 1881, and began his task to redeem the Hecla enterprise.  The false boon under which Glendale had been sailing soon gave way under the straightforward, bottom fact management, everything found its true level, incompetence in every department was dismissed, and by the following July the Manager had accomplished what seemed beyond human power.  The debt was paid in full and it was ordered to be paid a 10 pre cent monthly dividend of $15,000 to the stockholders, the stock of the company having been increased to $1,500,000 in Jan’y, 1881.  Whatever may be done in the future, whatever failures or successes may be in store for this company.  Mr. Knippenberg will stand out as the man that redeemed and saved this most important property in Montana Territory.  In five years, redeeming a large enterprise, paying off an immense debt and paying to the stockholders in cash dividends nearly one million dollars, besides paying our nearly $200,000 in permanent improvements is a work accomplished that seems almost incredible.The Hecla Consolidated is looked upon everywhere as a legitimate cash mining company of Montana and free from all scheming and stock fobbing hands.  Its stock is not on the market.  It is scarcely ever noticed in the public prints.

At the annual meeting of the company in January 1882, the stockholders unanimously voted requesting the incoming Board of Directors to select Mr. Knippenberg as General Manager.  Not satisfied with the great work done in his first year, he informed the Board that he should that year proceed to erect a large concentrator, so as to be able to bring into market the large stock of poor and second class ores which he estimated at that time to be forty to fifty thousand tons.  June 10th of that year the work was began on a 150 ton concentrator, and November 2nd Miss Mamie Knippenberg, the 10 year old daughter of the General Manager, opened the water wheel and set the machinery running.  The company had its saw mill and all the timbers and lumber was sawed on the ground, costing about $10 per 1,000 feet.

This was the pioneer concentrator in Montana on a large scale.  During 1883, 1884 and 1885, this plant has been supplied with 37,000 tons of second class ore, furnishing the smelter with nearly 7,000 tons of concentrates.  In connection with the concentrator a three mile T-rail tramway from Hecla to Greenwood had to be completed, and a flume for water power nearly one mile long had to be built, so when all these undertakings had been successfully accomplished the net cost was $76,000.  These improvements were all made, and not one cent asked for from the stockholders, but on the contrary dividends were paid to the stockholders.
At the annual meeting in January, 1883, the stockholders again unanimously demanded that the new Board should re-elect as General Manager, Mr. Knippenberg, and if possible enter into a contract with him for three years.  This was done agreeable to both parties.  Mr. K. found that he had invested very largely in the stock, mainly to establish confidence at home where he is so thoroughly established in the confidence in the business community, that fact alone he felt brought his duty before him, and so personally guarded not only the welfare of others, but his own interests as well.

In 1884, November 2nd, a third furnace had been erected at a cost of $5,000, and since that date three furnaces have been running day and night, winter and summer.

The production of the Hecla property in round figures can be called about as follows:  The first four years the mines produced about 30,000 tons of first class ore.  The last five years, under the present Manager, about 42,000 tons of first class ore and 37,000 tons of second class for the concentrator, making a total production of ore, both first and second, of 109,000 tons, which in round figures yielded about $7,000,000.  Of course the standard of first class was annually lowered.  For the last three years the so-called first class was considered in former years only second class, and much of the present second class would then be regarded about worthless.
    The Cleopatra mine is now down 1,500 feet an in the largest body of ore ever found in this mine.
    The Ariadne mine is driven in some 300 feet and is in a seven foot body of ore.
    Lion Mountain tunnel has been driven in 2,000 feet where it tapped Atlantis No. 1.  Men were at once put on development in this old mine and a two-foot ore body has just been struck.  The company owns some twenty-five full mining claims.  The Superintendent, Mr. Jas. Prout, deserves great credit for his intelligent, quiet and honorable management.

1886 JAN 02

Conducted by the Sabbath School

House called to order at 7:30, by Mrs. Flagg, Assistant Superintendent, after which “Ring the Merry Bells” was sung, accompanied by music - Mr. Geo. Conway at the organ.  Then Mrs. Flagg read from the 2nd chapter of Luke, from the eighth to the twenty-fourth verses, followed by prayer by Rev. Mr. Hunt.    Immediately followed the opening address, prepared by Mrs. R.J. Sholes, and delivered by Arthur Hoyt, which was as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen - Merry Christmas again has come and brought with it indications which show us that the present year is waning rapidly away and will soon be numbered among the past.  And oh, what fond memories it leaves with some, while with others, memories too sad to be recalled.  As we reflect o’er the past, how is it with us?  What is it with which we are the most deeply impressed?  Is it some beautiful fairy tale in which wealth and beauty sprang up at our own command, surrounding us with luxuries, and making all things even more beautiful than imagination can picture?  Or, is it some sad occurrence which caused our homes to be draped in mourning and our hearts to be filled with sorrow too full for utterance.  Yes and has not our nation been called to mourn the loss of one whose history will be handed down from generation to generation, as is the Washington of old, never to be forgotten!  And so will each successive year bring about changes innumerable.  But today while other nations are suffering from the ravages of war should we not be thankful that this, our great and glorious Republic, is free from all pestilence and at peace with all nations.  Then let us hope that each year as it comes one after another, may bring to us still more prosperity, more love, more unison of happy hearts, more abstinence from all evils, and more of all, that which helps to build up and sustain a good and prosperous Union.  And let us tonight look up at the One whose birth we now celebrate and ask His blessing to rest upon us, and as we assemble together on this occasion, try to make it for all a Merry, Merry Christmas.

After which was a recitation, By Lelia McLain, entitled, “Visiting Santa Claus.”
Declamation - By Perry Proctor - “This Great and Wonderful World.”
Singing - By Nettie Wheeler - “The Drunkard’s Lone Child.”
Declamation - By Eddie McLain, entitled, “Christmas Best of All.”
Dialogue - By three little folks - Alpha Bason, Nettie Wheeler and Rena Lefler, entitled, “The Little Dead Kitties’ Grave.”
Select Reading - By Arthur Hoyt.
Declamation - By Georgie Roberts, entitled, “A Storm at Sea.”
Singing - By Lena Lefler - “Little Maud.”
Recitation - By May Smith - “Christmas Eve.”
Speech - By Master Arnie Turner - “The Little Turkish Soldier,” represented in costume and thoroughly equipped.
Then came the great Christmas dialogue, by twenty-two of our little folks - “Santa Claus, “ etc., etc.
After which the Christmas tree was lit up and presents distributed to all, both teachers and scholars of the Sabbath School.  In no little town in the country were more little happy hearts than in the little mining camp of Glendale.

1886 JAN 09

Holiday Tribunes will be on sale at the following places, at 25 cents per copy, or five copies for $1.00:
At this office, and J.R. Holden’s news stand at the Post office in Dillon,.
Argenta - At Mrs. French’s store,
Glendale - At E.R. Alward’s drug store.
Bannack - At the Post office.
Virginia City - At the Post office.
Twin Bridges - At the Post office.
Spring Hill - At the Post office.

At a stated meeting of Glendale Lodge, No. 23, A.F. and A.M., held at the hall in Glendale, Dec. 26th, 1885, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
W.M. - Chas W. Turner.
S.W. - Ed S. Maxwell.
J.W. - Chas. Armstrong.
Treasurer - Elza Murray.
Secretary - J.B. Losee.
The following officers were appointed for the ensuing year:
S.D. - E.R. Alward,
J.D. - Robert Bateman.
S.S. - Thos. Martin.
J.S. - Wm. Gall.
Tyler - J.T. Longley.

1886 JAN 16

To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
In Prof Quinan’s very important and interesting history of the public schools of Montana, which is to be found in the Holiday supplement to the Tribune, I notice the entire omission of the Glendale District, which now enrolls 198, of the age entitled to common school privileges.  The District was organized in 1874, and has since kept pace  with the average of our common schools.  Today we have enrolled 198 pupils with an average attendance of 108, and our school building is second to none in any district of its size in Montana, being warm and comfortable and well provided with hard wood desks, of the latest improved style, and all necessary requirements in both departments.  It being a graded school, it is kept up nine months of the year.  We feel that among educational statistics ours presents an item of considerable interest, and being an honest, enterprising people, hope yet to be remembered by the good people of our land.
Aside from school affairs Glendale is well worthy of note, possessing  within its limit’s the best paying mine in Montana, which, by present indications, is but in its infancy.  Business in every department is booming.  The advent of the New Year is bringing is usual rush.


At the regular meeting of Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., held at the hall in Glendale, Jan 6, 1886, the following officers were installed for the ensuing term:
N.G. - J.B. Losee.
V.G. - A.C. Moe.
R. Sec. - Wm. Gall
P. Sec. - Robt. Bolton
Treasurer - H.H. Avery.
The following officers were appointed for the term:
Conductor - Peter Wagner.
Warden - Wm. Cook.
R.S. to N.G. - T. Noys.
L.S. to N.G. - Frank Tate.
R.S.R. - Phil Dunn.
L.S.S. - Geo Vance.
O.G. - H. Hand.
I.G. - W.G. Fisher
R.S.V.G. - H. Forny.
L.S.V.G. - Martin Peterson.
Chaplain - E.N. Reed.
Sitting P.G. - A.L. Pickett.
The installation ceremonies were succeeded by a grand public ball in the evening, which passed off enjoyable to all who were present.

1886 JAN 23

Estate of A.M. Morrison, deceased.
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned administrator of A.M. Morrison, deceased, to the creditors of, and to all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with necessary vouchers, within four months, after first publication of this notice, in the Court House, in Dillon, Montana, the same being the place for the transaction of the business of said estate.

Administrator of the Estate of A.M. Morrison, deceased.
Dated Dillon, Jan 20, 1886

1886 JAN 30


It is just as unlawful to fight a prize fight in the rink at Glendale as it is in an open field.
Nesbitt and Frew’s photographic studio, adjoining the Tribune office, is rapidly nearing completion.

Our reporter heard that they were raising his satanic majesty of “sheol” up at Glendale.  Some one of the religious denominations should send a missionary to that rip roaring burg.

  Information from Lion city states that Alec Oleson  lost his life on Thursday of last week by being carried off the trail by a snow slide on Lion Mountain, near Lion City.  It appears that Oleson was on his way down the mountain from the Cleopatra mine, and left the usual trail and followed a path of his own - a dangerous route.  Acting Coroner Geo. E. Tarbell held an inquest on the body of Oleson, and the verdict on the jury was in accordance with the facts as above stated.  The jury exonerated the Hecla Co. from all blame in the matter.  It appeared that Oleson had left the route provided by the company, which is securely guarded against snow slides and accidents on the mountain.

1886 FEB 06

    A note from Glendale, on the 3rd inst. Says that on that afternoon (Wednesday), James Steers, an agent of the California Mutual Accident Association, was caught in a snow slide on Lion Mountain, near Hecla, and killed.  The fatal accident occurred late in the afternoon.  The whole force of the Hecla Co. was engaged for three hours in recovering the body.  Deceased was an Englishman by birth and was interested in mining operations near Helena.  At the time of the accident he was visiting Glendale and vicinity on business.

    A grand masquerade ball is announced to be given at the rink, in Glendale, on Monday night, February 15th.  The proceeds of the ball will go toward purchasing new instruments for the Glendale cornet band, and as it is to be concluded under the best of auspices it will be a success.  The gentlemen composing the committees propose to make the masquerade a fine affair, and from their known ability in getting up and conducting balls, beyond a doubt and forthcoming one will be a brilliant social event.

To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    Thursday last Mr. G. Van Wart, of Glendale, Montana, received by mail the following letter:
“Glendale, Jan 27, 1886.
G. Van Wart:  Sir - You are hereby to understand that no contractor will be allowed to take contracts for nearly one-half the standard wages.  We are a combined force and expect this notice will be strictly regarded.  We are a determined party and determined to stand up for labor's rights.  If this is not regarded, prepare for the consequence.  Its doubtful if you will receive the second notice, before strips are taken to check the speed of such contractors.  UNITED LABORERS.”
    Mr. Van Wart is a poor man, far advanced in life, but one of the hardest and honest working men in the employ of the Hecla Con. M. Co.  He has been taking contracts of all the odds and ends of the Company, paying his employees the regular standard wages, #3 a day.  So that the villain “United Laborers” lie when they says “one-half the standard wages.”
    Mr. Van Wart upon receipt of the letter called on the General Manager of the Hecla Co. and handed him the letter.  Not so much time was lost before the following notice was framed with the letter and both put up in the post office.

GLENDALE, Jan. 29. 1886
$500 - Cash Reward.
    I will pay $500 cash to any man that will give either the sheriff or myself the information that will lead to the arrest and lawful conviction by any District Court in Montana of the person or persons that wrote or aided in writing the following cowardly and criminal letter which is in violation of Sec. 61.198 to 202 (Criminal Laws) of the Revised Statutes.
    This is the first time that this villainous spirit has been shown toward the Hecla Co. and Mr. Knippenberg proposes to be equal to the emergency which with him is generally the case.  No man in the Territory shows more respect toward honest labor than Mr. Knippenberg, but he has no love for dead beats, pimps and villains.
    The General Manager received the following endorsement of Saturday, signed by every smelter employee, numbering nearly 100 men:
Glendale, Montana, Jan 30, 1886.
    H. Knippenberg, Esq., General Manager Hecla Con. M. Co., Glendale, Montana:  Dear Sir - We the undersigned employees of the Hecla Con. M. Co., desire to express to you our thanks and endorsement of the firm step you have taken, and large reward offered for the arrest and conviction of the guilty person who wrote Mr. G. Van Wart that threatening letter now on exhibition at the post office.  
    We will aid you by proper means to secure the person’s arrest.
    We condemn the style and method, for it is contrary to the laws of our country and peace of any community.

1886 FEB 13

    At Glendale next Monday evening, the 15th, a grand masquerade ball will be given by the citizens of that town.  The proceeds are to be devoted to purchasing a new set of instruments for their brass band.  The masquerade will be largely attended, and it promises to be a splendid social event.
    The contractors who captured the “star route” mail contracts in this section of Montana were as follows:  Dillon to Jefferson City, C.A. Harmon, $5,344; Dillon to Bannack, $690, John Weightman; Glendale to Hecla, H. Wadsworth, $320;  Melrose to Norwood, $192.  Melrose to Norwood is semi-weekly;  Dillon to Bannack ids tri-weekly, and from Glendale to Hecla,  tri-weekly - the other routes are daily.

1886 FEB 20

    In Justice Court, Lion Township, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, before George E. Tarbell, J.P.
    H.H. Avery, plaintiff, vs. P.S. O’Brien, defendant.
    The people of the Territory of Montana, send greeting to P.S. O’Brien, defendant:
    You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff in the Justice Court of Lion Township, County of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana, and to answer the complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive to the day of service) after the service on you of this summons, if served within this county, or if served out of this county but in this district within twenty days, otherwise within forty days, or judgment by default will be taken against you, according to the prayer of said complaint.
    This action is brought to recover to you  the sum of thirty-nine ($39) dollars on a stated account between you and the above named plaintiff and legal interest thereon from the time of said statement.
    And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint as above required, the said plaintiff will recover judgment against you by default for the sum of thirty-nine ($39) dollars and interest and cost of suit.
    Given under my hand this 19th day of February, A.D. 1886
    GEORGE E. TARBELL, Justice of the peace,
    R.Z. THOMAS, att’y for plaintiff.

In Justice Court, Lion Township, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, before George E. Tarbell, J.P.
    H.S. Libby, plaintiff, vs. P.S. O’Brien, defendant.
    You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff in Justice Court of Lion Township, County of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana, and to answer the complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the day of service) after the service on you of this summons if served within this county, or if served out of this county but in this district, within twenty days, otherwise forty days or judgment by default will be taken against you according to the prayer of said complaint.
    This action is brought to recover of you the sum of one hundred ($100) dollars on a stated account between you and the above plaintiff and legal interest thereon, from the time of the said accounting.
    And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint as above required, the said plaintiff will recover judgment by default, against you for the sum of one hundred ($100) dollars and interest and costs of suit.
    Given under my hand this 19th day of February, A.D., 1886
Justice of the Peace
R.Z. THOMAS, Att’y for plaintiff.

1886 MAR 06

    The bridge over the Big Hole River, at Melrose, is completed.  It is a fine, substantial structure, put up to stay.  Sim Estes, the contractor and builder, has done a splendid piece of work for which he is entitled to special credit.

    Judge Thomas continues to sell law at lying figures.
    Lead poisoning is catching a number of Glendaleites.
    Glendale is supplied with two first-class meat markets.
C.W. Turner, of the bank, is still at Spokane Falls.
    The Glendale hotels and restaurants are well conducted.
    The skating rink is not patronized as well as it was formerly.
    Wm. Gall, at Stewart’s old stand, repairs wagons  in first class shape.
    Business is as good as usual and little complaint is heard of hard times.
    Ed Alward’s drug store is well stocked with a fresh assortment of drugs.
    Supt. Seybold, at the furnaces, has held his position for over nine years.
    All of the saloons, nine in number, are, apparently, doing a lively business.
    The Justices’ Court are conducted with as good as the higher courts.
    Elza Murray, the boss blacksmith, is now running the lower blacksmith shop.
    The gambling industry is pursued vigorously by a large number of mustached men.
    The Avery House is doing a good business.  The Judge knows how to run a hotel.
    There is a report that a prominent married couple are greatly effected with domestic infelicities.
    A.L. Pickett, manager of the Murphy Co., is as active as ever, with a tendency  to become more so.
    The practicing physicians, Dr. Schmalhausen and Dr. Jones, report the town in a healthy condition.
    The public school, taught by Prof. Bollinger and Mrs. R.J. Sholes, is better conducted than ever before.
    The smoke from the furnaces has blackened the church greatly.  The edifice needs a few coats of paint.
    General Manager Knippenberg has been re-elected by the Directors, and he will shortly return to Glendale.
    The report that Armstrong & Losee intended removing to Spokane Falls is entirely without foundation.  The firm continues to sell plenty of goods at greatly reduced rates.
    The March meeting of the Board of County Commissioners commenced at the Court House last Monday.  Present - Chairman Lovell, and Commissioners Brown and Pickett, and Phil D. McGough, clerk of the Board.
    The Commissioners were in session four days, and the Board adjourned on Thursday.  During the session a large amount of county business was transacted and the meeting was a busy one.
    The Board accepted the resignation of Assessor Dave F. Reinhardt, and appointed O.W.W. Rote as Assessor of Beaverhead County.
    Allowed Judge T.I. Galbraith, counsel of the county, $50 for his office rent.
    Appointed Con. Bray, E.S. Ball and Sim Estes viewers to view a change of road near Argenta.
    Board ordered the County Treasurer to carry all surplus funds into the contingent fund.
    Awarded the care, maintenance and support of the county’s poor to Dr. Pickman, for the ensuing year, at a rate of $15 per capita per week.

BASEN - In Glendale, Montana, February 27th, 1886, to Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Bason, a daughter.

1886 MAR 16

    Last Sunday morning the Avery House, owned by Judge H.H. Avery, at Glendale, was destroyed by fire.  The fire originated in a wooden annex on the south side of the stone portion of the hotel property and was discovered about 3 o’clock in the morning.  The flames spread rapidly and the houses was speedily burned.  The fire made a clean sweep, even taking in a pile of about ten cords of cut wood in the rear of the hotel.  Our correspondent does not say anything relating to the origin of the fire.  The hotel was valued at $10,000, but is said to have cost much more than that sum.  The building, furniture, and fixtures, had an insurance upon them of $7,000.  Hard work was required to save the adjoining building, which was somewhat damaged.

    In the Justice’s Court of Glendale Township, County of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana; H. Schmalhausen, J.P.
    Peter Wagner, plaintiff, vs. P.S. O’Brien, defendant.
    The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to P.S. O’Brien, defendant:
    You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff, in the Justice Court of Glendale, Co. of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days (exclusive of the day of service) after the service on you of this summons, if served within this county, or if served out of this county, but in this district, within twenty days; otherwise within forty days: or judgment by default will be taken against you according to the prayer of said complaint.
    The said action is brought to recover money due the plaintiff on the part of the defendant, in the sum of twenty-four and 75-100 dollars.
    Any you are hereby notified, that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint as above required, the said plaintiff will recover judgment, by default against you for the sum of twenty-four and 75-100 dollars and the costs of suit.
    Given under my hand this 21st day of December, A.D., 1885.
Justice of the Peace of said Township
R.Z. Thomas, Att’y for Plaintiff.

    In Justice Court, Lion Township, Beaverhead Co., Montana Territory before George E. Tarbell, Justice Peace.
    T.M. and W.S. Robbins, Plaintiffs, vs. P.S. O’Brien, defendant.
    The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to P.S. O’Brien, defendant.
    You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiffs, in the Justice’s Court of Lion Township, County of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana, and to answer the complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive to the day of service) after the service on you of this summons, if served within this county, or if served our of this county but is this district within twenty days, otherwise within forty days of judgment by default will be taken against you according to the prayer of said complaint.
    The said action is brought to recover the sum of fifty (50) dollars and interest on your promissory note dated Aug. 17th, 1885.
    And you are herby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint as above required the said plaintiffs will recover judgment against you by default for the sum of fifty (50) dollars and interest and costs of suit.
    Given under my hand this 19th day of February, A.D. 1886.
Justice of the Peace.
R.Z. Thomas, att’y for plaintiffs.

    Mrs. Thomas A. Hendricks was recently chosen a member of the board of directors of the Hecla Mining company, Beaverhead county, to fill the place of her deceased husband.

1886 MAR 20

    Mrs. I.M. Johnson and daughter Miss Bertha have returned from Helena.
    Weather fine.  A little snow but did not stay long, general health good, business lively - everybody prospering.
    The spiritual wants of Glendaleites are administered to on each alternate Sabbath by Rev. Hugh Duncan.
    The sturdy blow of the blacksmith is heard from early morn till dusky eve, which speaks volumes for them as working men.
    Chas. W. Turner and family have just returned from Spokane Falls.  They report beautiful scenery and a delightful climate.
    Each commercial house is doing an extensive business.  The already complete stock of Armstrong & Losee is constantly receiving supplies.
    H.H. Avery, who was so entirely burned out of house and home, has moved his family into the comfortable cottage on the hill known as the Hoyt residence.
    J.B. Reynolds and family have moved to their ranch on Moose Creek, which, together with a number of stock, was purchased of Mr. Jolly.  The consideration was $8,000.
    The output of the Hecla Co.’s mines at present is very encouraging.  The ore is excellent in quality, and immense in quantity.  Further developments, developing inexhaustible reserves of  ore, are constantly being made.
    The public school is still in session.  The present enrollment in Prof. Bollinger’s room being 36 - in Mrs. Sholes room, 53 - total, 89.  A summary of the winter term will be sent in at close of term.  Thanks to the Trustees for their numerous visits - come again.
    Our Glendale Sabbath School, of which Mr. H, Knippenberg is superintendent, is anxiously awaiting his return, although through the efficiency of Mrs. Flagg, our assistant superintendent, together with the assistance of Mr. Geo. Conway, have gotten along nicely for the past three months, and now has enrolled over 60 members.

1886 MAR 27

PARKER - In Glendale, March 19th, 1886, of croup, Ernest, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Parker, aged 1 year, 6 months and 19 days.
Thy will, oh God! Not mine, be done.
Although ‘tis hard to bear,
Our little bade, we loved so much,
We give unto Thy care.

1886 APR 03

    John S. Wilson has gone to California.
    Supervisor John W. Fruit is back from Iowa.
    The charges against John Peterson were nolle prosecuted.
    The scratch against Dr. Alward’s neck was not made by a fish hook.
    Croquet is all the rage, and the housekeepers are cleaning their yards for the game.
    The ladies are taking advantage of the bright, sunny days and practice horseback riding.
    James B. Lay was charged with cruelty to animals, and held in $200 to answer the charge in the higher court.
    David Terry, George Chinn and Wm. Hutchins have contracted to deliver lime rock to the smelter at $1.20 per ton.
    Some one stole a hat full of eggs from Bob Reynolds, and the boy Bob moans and mourns and refused to be comforted.
    Emanuel E. Glover is hot.  He denies that he was out fishing last week.  He says that he was not fishing last week.  He says the allegation is false and that he can whip the allegator.
    George Peterson was held in the sum of $500 for stabbing W.Y. Fisher.  Not giving the required bond Peterson was sent to the hotel de Reinhardt at Dillon.
    During March the teams of John T. Murphy & Co. hauled from Lion Mountain 700 tons of ore and 500 tons of ion ore from Soap Gulch and delivered eighteen car loads of bullion at Melrose.
    One of the old-time bachelors of this county, now in Glendale, is accused of throwing off his old clothes and “primping up,” (whatever that may mean,) and “putting on style” among the young ladies.
    It is politically reported up this way that after the next election the present County Treasurer will be Sheriff - the present Assessor will be Clerk and Recorder.  Won’t “Little Mac” have something to say in regard of the latter?
    For the information of the “gossipers of Glendale” it is stated that the newly married John Wells was born in the year 1854 and also that James Nesbitt and wife were not “chivaried.”  The gossip mongers to the contrary, notwithstanding.

1886 APR 10

    Came into my band about a year ago, one iron gray horse, 9 or 10 years old; weight about nine hundred pounds; branded 03 on left thigh.  The owner is requested to call, prove property and pay charges.
Glendale, Montana.

Mineral Hot Springs,
On the Big Hole River,
Situated half-way between Glen Station, on the Utah and Northern Railway, and Twin Bridges.  The Hotel is now open and fitted up with good accommodations for the public.  The medical properties of these springs are unsurpassed by any in the Territory.

    The big concentrator, at Greenwood, will be put in operation on or before May 1st for a big run.
    The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company paid its regular monthly dividend April 1st of $15,000.
    The smelter is undergoing some extensive repairs, which has closed down the furnaces for nearly two weeks.
    With the coming of spring Glendale hopes to get rid of many chronic loafers, whisky guzzlers, pimps, gamblers, and their female friends.  The town is full of them.
    At Lion Mountain matters of the Hecla Company are moving along quietly under the careful and intelligent management of Supt. James Prout.  The mines are in good condition and the coming year is promising.
    The Glendale Union Sunday School held its annual election last week and elected the following officers:
    A. Knippenberg, (Baptist,) Superintendent;  Mrs. Flagg, (Methodist,) assistant; Geo. B. Conway,  (Baptist,) Secretary and Organist;  Mrs. Reed, (Methodist,) Treasurer.  The school is in good order and prosperous.

1886 APR 24

    The old Avery property has been sold to Henry W. Kappes for the consideration of $1,000.  The same property was afterwards sold to H. Knippenberg for the same consideration.
    A.R. Gates, of Helena, and Henry W. Kappes have bought out Armstrong & Losee and N. Armstrong & Co.
    The Hecla Mercantile and Banking Co. has been organized for the purpose of buying out Gates & Kappes, (formerly Armstrong & Losee and N. Armstrong & Co.,) also Henry W. Kappes at Hecla and Gaffney & Purdum at Melrose.  The Hecla Mercantile and Banking Co. has paid up capital of $100,000, and the officers are h. Knippenberg, president; A.R. Gates, vice president; George B. Conway, secretary and treasurer.  The directors are H. Knippenberg, A.R. Gates, Henry W. Kappes, Wm B. Gaffney and Thos. Sappington.
    The following order, issued at Glendale, is self-explanatory:
    “To HECLA EMPLOYEES: The employees of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Co. are hereby notified that every man always had, has now, and will continue to have full and perfect freedom to buy all his own and family supplies wherever and whenever he may select.  The Hecla Consolidated Mining Co. has no store, or any interest in any store, but pays all employees monthly in cash.  The stories now being circulated to the contrary by unprincipled men not in our employ are false, and the authors of these stories know them to be false.
H. KNIPPENBERG, Gen Manager”

1886 MAY 01

    When  the Tribune went to press last week the case of the Territory of Montana against Winslow D. Morgan, for the killing of Fred B. Haining, was on trial.  The case attracted great attention and the court room was crowded as long as it lasted.  The prosecution was ably conducted by District Attorney Pemberton, assisted by Judge Thos.. J. Galbraith.  For the defense Messr. Stapleton & Robinson managed the case ably and skillfully.  The prosecution virtually chose the jury, as the defense did not exercise its privilege of challenging a single juryman, although entitled ten challenges.  The killing of Haining was proven when the defense set up the insanity of Morgan at the time of the shooting.  A large number of witnesses were examined for the defense, and it was well established by their testimony that Morgan was a monophonic on the subject of his family troubles, and with this the defense rested its side of the case.  The arguments of counsel were good efforts on both sides.  Judge Galbraith charged the jury at length, and the charge of the Judge was one of emphatic caution so far as insanity was concerned.  The jury, after being out over three hours brought in a verdict of “not guilty.”  The jury, from the first, stood largely in favor of acquittal - ten out of twelve casting their ballots for acquitting the defendant.  The verdict created no especial comment.  The evidence was of such a character that the killing of Haining was either murder in the first degree or the work of a monomaniac, irresponsible for the commission of the dead, and driven to the commission by a diseased state of mind brought about by family troubles which  had weighted on his mind to such an extent as to produce insanity on that subject.  This view of the testimony doubtless influenced the jury in rendering a verdict of acquittal.  Eighteen men swore, in substance, that Morgan was, in their opinion - formed by his acts and general behavior - insane on the subject of his wrongs and family troubles, and the evidence offered to rebut this was weak and without effect.  Laying aside the insanity feature in this case, as in others of a similar character, it would have been in accordance with American verdicts to acquit.  In such cases jurists had better render verdicts on “justifiable homicide,” for in most cases of this character that is what the verdict of a jury really means.

    No town in Montana has a better record in a history of seven years than Glendale.  It is the headquarters of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company.  A few figures will sustain this statement.  Since 1877 the mines of this company have produced 123,123 tons of ore, yielding a gross production of lead, silver, copper and gold of $6,862,528.17.  During these same years the Hecla Company has paid out to employees, in Glendale, $5,655,267.47, which amount does not include what was paid to the Union Pacific railroad company for freight.  On an average there are three hundred and fifty men employed daily by the company.  The company pays each employee cash every month, and no man who has worked for the company can be found but what is ready to speak of the company as one of the best in the land.  Good men can always fine work either at Glendale or Lion City.  Employees with families are preferred.  The town contains one church, a double department school, and,  as a rule, it is a peaceful and orderly town.  The future of Glendale, as a place for industrious working men to settle in, is promising.  Town property is not inflated, but has a fair and fixed valuation, with some inclination upward in price.

    The  examining courts are having little to do nowadays.
    The Glendale public school term is nearly at an end.
    The three stacks of the Hecla furnaces are running constantly.
    A.R. Gates & Co. will open a wholesale liquor house in Glendale.
    A matrimonial venture is reported as one of the events of the near future.
    There is some talk among enthusiastic Glendaleites of incorporating the town.
    Business continues as good as usual, and merchants have no reason to complain of dullness.
    Dr. Schmalhausen and Ed. R. Alward were called to Dillon on Tuesday on District Court business.
    Jurymen who returned from Court at Dillon think of investing their surplus earnings in real estate.
    The health of Glendale is reported good.  The cases of lead poisoning are fewer than the cases of whisky poisoning.
    Henry W. Kappes, manager of the Hecla Mercantile and Banking Co., is giving his personal attention to the management of the store of the company.
    There is a property boom prevailing in Glendale.  Two months ago a lot on Main street would have been sold for $250.  Last week the price of the lot went up to $900.
    It is rumored that a $50,000 hotel will be erected on the site of the late Avery House.  H. Knippenberg owns the property.  One bid for the mason work has been filed and is being considered.

1886 MAY 08

    Taken up by the subscriber on Cherry Creek, four miles west of Glendale, one small sorrel horse, weight about 700 pounds; bald faced; four white feet; branded CL on left hip.  The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges, and take the horse away.
May 8, 1886

    At the recent meeting for Bannack Lodge, N. 3, I.O.O.F, of Glendale, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
    WHERAS, - According to a long established custom in the order of Odd Fellowship, the 67th Anniversary was duly observed in the Territory of Montana.
    AND WHEREAS - Colfax Lodge, Mo. 20, I.O.O.F  of Anaconda, extended a cordial invitation to Bannack Lodge, Mo. 3, I.O.O.F., of Glendale, to participate with them in the observance of this our anniversary day, thereof, be it
    Resolved - That Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., return a vote of thanks to the brothers of Colfax Lodge, Mo. 20, I.O.O.F., of Anaconda, for kindly remembering our Lodge, in extending to us an invitation to celebrate with them this 67th anniversary of our order in America.
    Resolved - That Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., will always remember the brothers of Colfax Lodge. No. 20, of Anaconda, for their energy and perseverance in providing for the wants of all Odd Fellows and visitors, in endeavoring to make the occasion as pleasant and agreeable as the circumstances would permit.
    Resolved. - That we are under great obligation to the citizens of Anaconda for their generosity and kind hospitality in entertaining us while in their city, and also to the railroad officers for favors shows and granted.
    Resolved - That those resolutions be entered - verbatim -on the records of this Lodge, that a copy be sent to Colfax Lodge, No. 20, I.O.O.F., of Anaconda, and a copy be sent to the Dillon Tribune for publication.

    The following business changes in Montana Territory are reported by the Bradstreet Commercial Agency for the week ending May 1, 1886:
    Billings - H.H. Dole, drugs; just commenced.
    Custer - F.E. Servier, hotel; now Servier & Whitney.
    Glendale - Armstrong & Losee, genera store; succeeded by Hecla Mercantile & Banking Association.
    Hecla - W.W. Kappes, general store; succeeded by Hecla Mercantile & Banking Association.
    Helena - O’Hagan & Collie, novelty store, recently commenced;  Shultz & Glendersen, boots and shoes, succeeded by Shultz & Company.
    Melrose - Gaffney & Purdum, general store, succeeded by Hecla Mercantile & Banking Association.
    Missoula - Bennett Brothers, agricultural implements, succeeded by T.C. Power & Brother.
    Wickes - Spire and Tole, saloon, reported attached.

    Primary Department.
    The Glendale Public School closed Friday, April 30th.  Summary of the primary department as follows:  Number of pupils enrolled 53.  Average daily attendance for whole term (of eight months) 37.  Number of cases of tardiness 156.  Names of those promoted from 1st to 3rd grade - Rena Lefler, Nettie Wheeler, Pearlie Hungate, Bertie Hungate, Mertie Parker, Guy Harrison, Gracie Terry, Maud Shepherd, Mary Hooban.  Names of those promoted from 2nd to 4th grade - Sanford  Shepherd, Beatrice Lund, James Hungate, Perry Dexter, Georgie Roberts, Eddie McLain, Maggie Wheeler, Bertha Johnson.  Names of those placed upon the Roll of Honor  - Bertha Johnson, Perry Dexter, Eddy McLain, Georgie Roberts, Bessie Vanwart, Maggie Wheeler, James Hungate, Sanford Shepherd, Maud Shepherd, Mertie Parker, Gracie Terry, Mary Hooban.  The School closed quietly, with only a few concert recitations and singing.  Preparations were being made for an exhibition at the close of the term, but whooping cough made its appearance among our little folks by which we were unable to carry out our plans.
Mrs. R.J. Sholes, Teacher.

1886 MAY 15

    A Glendale correspondent of the Butte Inter-Mountain writes as follows;  “Our public schools are closed.  The Commissions of this county in their economical eagerness to cut off expenses have reduced the school taxed, and now we begin to feel the effects of the reduction.  The children are running wild over the town and half grown kids are seen daily playing billiards or cars in the saloon.”

    In the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Beaverhead.
    George Ferguson, plaintiff, vs. Peter Ross, defendant.
    The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Peter Rose, defendant:
    You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff, in the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Beaverhead, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days, exclusive of the day of service, after the service on you at this summons, if served in this county; or, if served out of this county, but in this district, within twenty days; otherwise within forty days, or judgment by default will be taken against you according to the prayer of said complaint.
    The said action is brought to recover from you the sum of eight hundred dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of one and one-half per cent per month from Dec. 25th, 1884, and for the foreclosure of a certain mortgage of same date made and executed by you to plaintiff as security for said sum.
    And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in said complaint, and for costs of suit.
    Given under my hand and the seal of the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Beaverhead, this 19th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six.
        R.L. DAVIS, Clerk
By Robt. T. Wing, Dep. Clerk
C.W. Turner, Att’y for Plaintiff.

    In the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Beaverhead.
    George Ferguson, plaintiff, vs. Robert Holt and Peter Ross, defendants.
    The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Robert Holt and Peter Rose, defendants:
    You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff, in the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Beaverhead, and to answer the complaint filed therein, within ten days, exclusive of the day of service, after the service on you of this summons, if served in this county; or, if served out of this county, but in this district, within twenty days; otherwise within forty days, or judgment by default will be taken against you according to the prayer of said complaint.
    This action is brought to recover from you the sum of $231.20, with interest at a rate of one and one-half per cent per month, according to the terms of a joint promissory note, made and executed by you to plaintiff March 3rd, 1885, and to obtain a decree of foreclosure of a certain mortgage of same date made by you as security for said note.
    And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint, as above required, the said plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in said complaint, and for costs of suit.
    Given under my hand and the seal of the District Court of the Second Judicial District of the Territory of Montana, in and for the County of Beaverhead, this 10th day of March, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six.
R.L. DAVIS, Clerk
By Robt. T. Wing, Deputy Clerk
C.W. Turner, Att’y for Plaintiff.


1886 MAY 22

    Armstrong & Losee vs. Gilbert Vanwart.
    To be sold at Sheriff’s sale, on the premises at Glendale, Montana, on Friday, June 11th, 1886, at 2 o’clock p.m. that certain house and lot situated at said Glendale, in Beaverhead County, generally known as the Knabe property, but being the property of Gilbert Vanwart.
THOS. E. JONES, Sheriff.
    By R.M. BATERMAN, Deputy Sheriff
Dated at Dillon this 19th day of May, 1886

    The action of the Board of County Commissioners in cutting down the rate of taxation in the county, for school purposes, was taken because in most of the school districts there was a surplus of money.  An examination of the school funds of the different districts, at the close of the usual time for closing the schools, shows that there is a surplus in nearly all of the funds of the different districts, and from this it appears that the Commissioners were justified in lowering the rate of the school levy as applied to the whole county.  At present there is a surplus in the Bannack, Bishop, Poindexter, Glendale, Big Hole No. 17, Lion City, Birch Creek, Barrett, Spring Hill, Glen and Red Rock’s districts.  The Dillon district is in debt, for the wiping out of which a special tax will have to be voted.  This showing is evidence that the Commissioners were right in their calculations when they cut down the rate, and it is but justice to the Board to make this statement.  Our Dillon district can remedy the deficiency in the manner indicated above, and if after this year’s experience there should prove deficiencies there should prove deficiencies in the districts in general the Board of Commissioners can raise the rate of taxation for school purposes for next year very easily.

    Weather fine, roads splendid, and business lively.
    Miss Maud Johnson will soon return home from an extended visit at Indianapolis.
    The doctors complain of too much good health, and don’t boast a bit on Montana climate.
    A two months’ term of select school opened May 23rd with Mrs. R.J. Sholes teacher.
    Miss Lizzie Miller and sister Effie are expecting to return from Helena where the latter was attending school.
    Master Willie Knippenberg accompanied by a friend and student from the Military Academy is expected home the first of June.
    Farmers are very nearly through their seeding.  Garden vegetables peeping through, not drowned in mud as in the gloomy East.
    Neither Sabbath school nor church for two weeks, as our chapel is being thoroughly renovated, repainted inside and out, and indeed the appearance of the new edifice.
    E.R. Alward, is renovating things to death about his drug store.  What may we expect with the handsome proprietor and gentlemanly clerks together with such an endless profusion of brilliancies, but to go there to trade, whenever we want to buy anything.
    Rev. C.B. Allen, formerly pastor of the first Baptist Church of Indianapolis, together with his family have arrived at Helena, where he has been chosen pastor of the first Baptist Church of that place.  Mrs. Allen is daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J.M. Johnson of Glendale.
    Mrs. Chas. Turner and Mrs. H.A. Parfet left on Wednesday’s coach for Toronto.  Also Mrs. Flagg for Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Sorry indeed to lose so many of the good ladies of Glendale, but think after a few Eastern cyclones whisper to them, or the scorching heat of August’s blazing sun visits them, they will then recall the pleasantries of our Montana climate.
    Mrs. H. Knippenberg and Mrs. S. Dexter left on Tuesday’s coach for the East.  The former goes to Boston for accompany her daughter Mamie home.  After attending College during the past school year, Miss Mamie wishes to spend vacation at home, but will return again at the opening of school in September.  Mrs. Dexter goes to visit relatives through Illinois, and will return again in a few weeks.
    The Glendale sewing society, consisting principally of members of the Baptist Church, is well worthy of note, as the ladies have by their industry accumulated nearly enough to buy the bell for the Helena Baptist Church, which will cost not less than $150 or $200.  The ladies meet each Wednesday afternoon and in social converse, animated with a spirit of industry, do not spend their precious time in idle gossip but having well stored minds and realizing that life is too short to indulge in frivolities, they earnestly set to work to accomplish whatever they undertake.

1886 MAY 29

A Driver Shot On His Seat - Escape Of The Murderer And
The Pursuit.
    Last Saturday night, the 23rd inst., while the mail wagon was going up from Melrose to Glendale at about 8 o’clock, a cold-blooded murder was enacted, which is perhaps without parallel in the history of Montana, not expecting the days of terror when the road agents were wiped out by the Vigilantes.  At the crossing of Trapper Creek, a man suddenly appeared in front of the team, with a shotgun in his hands, and commanded the driver, George Ferguson, to stop.  The command not being instantly obeyed, the man shouted - “Stop, you s--of a b---h,” and immediately discharged one barrel of his shotgun at the driver.  At short range the buckshot took deadly effect and young Ferguson fell forward onto the double trees of the wagon, from which position he was taken by Thos. S. Merchant, a commercial traveler, who was one of the six passengers on the spring wagon at the time of the tragedy.  The crack of the gun frightened the horses and they ran away for a mile or so up the road before they could be stopped.  Ferguson never spoke after receiving the fatal charge of buckshot in his forehead and face, and breathed his last in a few minutes after his arrival at Glendale.
    The Glendale community was immediately aroused, and preparations for the pursuit of the murderer were quickly made.  A large posse of armed men were soon at the scene of the murder, and in pursuing the man, scoured the country from Trapper Creek to Birch Creek.  Sheriff Jones, receiving a dispatch, proceeded to the Birch Creek section after a posse to intercept the murderer should he try to escape that way.  On Sunday, three boys, engaged in driving horses, saw two men in Frying Pan Basin, about eight miles from Birch Creek, with two horses picketed and the saddles laying on the ground near by.  The two men are described as follows:  One a tall, slim man, light mustache, black coat, and blue overalls; the other man was medium sized, compact build, and dark complexioned.  The two horses were afterward captured and brought to Dillon and proved to be the horses stolen from Dovespeck & Eustis, butchers in Butte.  The pursuit was kept up by a large force of armed men in the mountains northeast of Argenta.  Two men answering the above description stopped at the log cabin on Cat Creek - eight miles from Frying Pan Basin - over night.  These men got bread and bacon at that cabin next morning and left, taking to the woods.  Parties are still on the search, and the range of mountains from Bannack to Dewey’s Flat will be thoroughly gone over.  The description of the men is meager, which will make their identification uncertain.
    Liberal rewards, amounting in the aggregate to $700, have been offered for the apprehension of the perpetrator of the murder.  Young Ferguson was buried at Glendale, where he has lived for a number of years.  On the scene of the murder a double-barreled shotgun was found with one barrel discharged, and the presumption is that more than one man made the attempt to rob the mail wagon.
    LATEST - The Butte Inter-Mountain, of the 27th, contains an account of the capture, by Sheriff Sullivan and Deputy Contway, of two men answering the description of the two men seen in Frying Pan Basin and at the log cabin on Cat Creek.  The two men were tracked to Point of Rocks, Twin Bridges, through the Pipestone Pass, and on to Blacktail, where they were captured and lodged in the Butte jail.  Sheriff Jones went to Butte to help to identify the men from the descriptions obtained by parties who saw the men with the horses, and at the log cabin on Cat Creek.

1886 JUN 05

    Sheriff Jones went to Butte to help identify the two men captured by Sheriff Sullivan of Silver Bow County, who were supposed to be implicated in the murder of young Ferguson, the stage driver, near Glendale.  The two men held on suspicion were not identified and they were turned loose.  While in Butte, Sheriff Jones, aided by a man who will testify in the case, arrested a man named Harding.  The circumstantial evidence against Harding is very strong, and his positive identification as the man who committed the murder is quite probable.  Harding’s preliminary examination will take place in Dillon, owing to the feeling manifested in the case will here by next Monday,  when the examination will be held.  Harding is securely held in the county jail.  He keeps his own counsel and has nothing to say about any connection with the murder.

1886 JUN 12

    Peter Wagner vs. Gustave Anderson
    To be sold at Sheriff’s sale, on the premises at Glendale Township, Beaverhead County, Montana, on Saturday, the 3rd day of July, 1886, at two o’clock p.m., the following described property, to wit: One undivided one-fourth part of that certain mining claim of gold bearing rock in place denominated in the location and record thereof as the “Berlin Lode Mining Claim,” embracing 1,500 feet in length by 600 feet in width, situate on the west side of the Big Hole River, about three miles above the town of Melrose, and being the identical mining claims recently worked by Alfred Wartenweiler.
THOS. E. JONES, Sheriff
By R.M. Bateman, Deputy Sheriff
Dated at Dillon this 11th day of June, 1886.

    The preliminary examination of Thomas H. Harding, charge with the murder of George Ferguson, the Melrose-Glendale stage driver, on May 22nd, was held at the Court House on last Tuesday before Justice Schmalhausen, of Glendale.  W.S. Barbour conducted the examinations of witnesses on the part of the Territory, and the defendant being without counsel, conducted his own case.  The evidence elicited at the examination strongly pointed to Harding as the man who did the shooting.  In fact, some of the evidence was positive, while the chain of circumstantial evidence was very strong and well linked together, and of a decidedly  damaging character to the prisoner, whose appearance in court was not prepossessing.  As is usual in all preliminary examinations of defendants much irrelevant evidence was taken down which in a trial in the District Court would be excluded.  But as it is only the province of a committing magistrate to examine  and find out whether there is probably a sufficient cause to hold a defendant, latitude is given in this class of examinations in order to bring out the material facts of the case.  The evidence on the part of the people points strongly, but not erringly, to Harding as the perpetrator of the murder.  Harding made a statement in which he endeavored to account for his whereabouts and for his absence from Butte at the time of the shooting, by stating that was at the time prospecting on an iron lead.  His statements was  considerably mixed up, and was contradictory in many respects.  It is not the intention or purpose of the Tribune to try, convict and condemn the defendant.  That will be the duty of a higher court and a jury to  perform.  On the conclusion of the testimony Justice Schmalhausen held Harding, without bail, to await the action of the next grand jury, and the defendant was committed to the county jail.

1886 JUN 19

ROTE - In Dillon, Montana, June 13, 1886, to Mr. and Mrs. O.W.W. Rote, a son.

    The County Democratic Convention of Beaverhead County, held on the 16th of September, 1884, elected the following Democratic Central Committee to serve for two years.
    Dr. H. Schmalhausen, chairman, of Glendale; Con. Bray, of Argenta, now of Dillon; Jos. Shineberger, of Red Rock; F.L. Graves, of Bannack; A.M. Morrison of Lion City, deceased; Lou C. Fyhrie and W.B. Carter, of Dillon.
    The County Republican Convention, held on September 18th, 1884, elected the following Republican Central Committee to serve for two years:
    B.F. White, chairman, of Dillon; James Mauldin, of Beaverhead Valley; A.F. Sears, of Bannack; J.E. Morse and Ortho Klemm, of Dillon; Ed Maxwell, of Glendale; George E. Tarbell, of Lion City.

Items of Interest from the Smelting Camp.
    Snow fell on Lion Mountain Saturday and Sunday last two feet deep.
    The Glendale cornet band is the best uniformed and equipped band in Montana.
    Glendale merchants continue to reap the reward of the just and are all doing a paying business.
    Murphy & Co.’s team outfits, managed by Lon Pickett, are constantly engaged in hauling ore for the Hecla Co.
    Mrs. Geo. B. Conway and daughters are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Street, at Norwood, Montana, for a few days.
    Noah Armstrong, C.W. Turner and J.B. Losee, will go to Spokane Falls, W.T., and the smelting burg that knew them once will know them no more.
    Rev. Hugh Duncan was in Glendale last Sunday.  Bro. D., being very fond of ice cream, was unfitted for church services, and took to Dr. Schmalhausen’s bed.
    W.H. Teal, of Denver, Colorado, has accepted the position of assayer from the Hecla Consolidated Mining Co.  He took charge of the Assay Office at Glendale May 19th.
    The bank under the new management is receiving general and hearty support.  Interest and discounts have been reduced and exchange on New York to all customers is free, so the “dear people” are the gainers.
    The extensive improvements that are being made by the Hecla Mercantile and Banking Co. are fast approaching completion, and when done Glendale can boast of one of the finest store rooms in Montana.
    Glendale is enjoying real true prosperity and peace.  Men are kept busy, receive their money every thirty days, and as a rule everybody seems to mind his and her own business.  If Lion Mountain holds out, this camp is the finest in Montana.
    The Hecla Mercantile and Banking Co. has reduced prices very much, and so all the people feel happy over the change, for example: Hams 12 cts., sugar 8 ½ cts., eggs 20 cts., coal oil $3.50 per case.  The house is full of work and clerks are kept going.
    Mrs. H. Knippenberg has joined her daughter Mamie in Boston, Mass., where the daughter is attending the “Home School” at Everett.  Mother and daughter now expect to remain at the seashore the entire summer vacation, as the trip out here is rather tiresome.  Master Will at the Ky. Military Institute expects to join his father at Glendale during vacation.

1886 JUN 26

    The Glendale brass band will render patriotic music at the Fourth of July celebration at Virginia City.

Pithy Paragraphs From the Leading Lead Camp of Montana
    Glendale whisky produces is usual effects.  Some of the fluid is several degrees worse than lead poisoning.
    Judge Thomas is putting on his political armor.  The deep bass of the Judge will be heard when the delegates are called to order in Dillon.
    I.N. Johnson and family are off on a trip to Sheridan, and the big gold mine in Ramshorn “Pedro,” owned by Messrs. Johnson, Kappes & Conway.
    The mines of the Hecla Con. Mining Co. are not looking well, and many rumors and great fears are entertained that soon the camp will be closed down.
    The present low price of silver, makes a difference to the Hecla Company of $125,000 each year in the product, as compared with the same produce in former years.
    “Hon.” Henry W. Kappes, the popular manager of the Hecla Mercantile and Banking Co., has been elected drum major of the G.C. Band.  His big cocked hat will soon arrive by special train.
    Dr. Schmalhausen, who nurses the Democratic Central Committee of Beaverhead, is awaiting the opportunity of rallying the unterrified that they may have a chance to redeem the old banner Democratic county.
    The Glendale Sunday School has been out of business since the whooping cough arrived some six weeks since, but a notice is on the church, saying “Sunday School will open again next Sunday at 2 p.m.”  Mr. Knippenberg is the superintendent.
    The Hecla Mercantile and Banking Co. contemplate having a “grand opening” upon the completion of their new and magnificent store room.  Invitations will be sent to all in Beaverhead County, and the rich and the poor will be asked to meet upon a platform of low prices for goods, which none but the H.M. and B. Co. can offer.

1886 JUL 03

    Taken up 5 miles above Glendale, on Trapper Creek, one sorrel horse, about 9 years old; weight about 900 pounds; branded 7 on left shoulder and E on left thigh; strip in the face and two white hind feet.  The owner is requested to prove property and pay charges.
NOAH SIRIA, Glendale, Montana

1886 JUL 10

A Quiet Fourth - Solid Men Go Fishing
A Monster Sheep - A Job’s
    H.T. Sappington’s wife presented him with a baby girl, one the first inst.
    Quite a number of people from Glendale took in a dance at Melrose.
    Mrs. Sholes closed her private school on the 16th inst., after a very successful term.
    The band boys were completely “played out,” on their return from Madison county.
    Dave Terry has recovered from the headache incurred by the explosion in the Lily mine.
    H.T. Sappington is building six more charcoal kilns up Sucker gulch, about three miles from town.
    With the exception of a few drunks, the “Glorious” passed very quietly - in fact the town was nearly deserted.
    Poor Ledoux!  He is occupying all his spare time in nursing a first class job’s comforter, on the back of his neck.
    John Wells, the heavy-weight ex-commissioner, and C.W. Hunt have gone up Wise river on a grand fishing trip.  As the  pestiferous mosquito is out in war paint, they are not likely to enjoy themselves over much.
    O.D. Heppner, formerly with the H.M & B. Co., has returned to his home in Ohio.  Glendale was too small for him.
    Tom Robbins, proprietor of the Melrose Boarding House, had quite an exciting hunt one day last week.  He heard that a huge animal of some strange species had been seen on McCarty Mountain.  At noon he was eating lunch on the mountain when a large mountain sheep hove in sight, and when it arrived at a spot within about 150 years of where the huntsman was sitting, he shot and killed it.  The head and horns of the animal weighted over 200 pounds, and when dressed the carcass tipped the beam at over 500 pounds.  It is the largest mountain sheep ever killed in Montana, and will be an interesting addition to the National Museum at Washington.

    Levi Lovelace while assisting George E. Tarbell in firing the sunset salute, at Lion City, on the 4th inst., met with a very serious accident.  The salute was being fired with Giant powder.  The wind was blowing very hard and cold and freezing both powder and fuse.  Considerable trouble was experienced in igniting the fuse, even with a primer.  In firing the 19th shot the cartridge exploded just as Mr. Lovelace had placed it in position, filling him with fragments of tin and earth, making many very ugly wounds.  His clothes were fairly perforated.  None of the wounds are considered dangerous.  Mr. Lovelace is fast recovering from the effect of the concussion and his wounds are closing nicely.  It is hoped that in a few days he will be able to be out again.

1886 JUL 17

Installation of Officers of Occidental Encampment, no. 9, I.O.O.F.
    At a regular meeting of Occidental Encampment No. 9, I.O.O.F., of Glendale, held on Thursday evening, July 8th, 1886, the following officers were installed for the present term:
    William Gall - C.P.
    Thomas Martin - S.W.
    J.W. Fruit - H.P.
    W.Y. Fisher - J.W.
    J.W. Miller - Scribe,
    A.L. Pickett - Treas.
    P.H. Dunn - Guide
    M. Garr - I.S.
    M. Garr - O.S.
    R.T. Noyes - 1st W.
    R. Bolton - 2nd W.
    P. Fox - 3rd W.
    Chas. Robins - 4th W.

Musical School-mams, Unterrified by “Ungulatta,” Have a High Old Time
In Shady Glen.
    Oh no, I guess the Glendale folks didn’t have a picnic, nor were they so unfortunate as to be visited by some ferocious animal as were our Horse Prairie neighbors.  Wild animals didn’t dare come near - they fully understand that the Glendale people shoot, if they find any thing worth shooting at.  But instead of frights and hideous apparitions, it was incessant pleasure, from the word go.  Neither did we have to search the country to find a converient spot, but equipped ourselves, loaded with our good things, proceeded to march to Shady Glen, (adjacent our town and from which it takes its name) and a merrier lot of children, middle aged and old folks you wouldn’t find in a day’s ride.  The procession was led by a patriotic youth from Indianapolis, who bore the stars and stripes, and such “volleys” of music, as filled the air and made the old hills resound with melodious strains couldn’t be found in another day’s ride.
    Ladies and gentlemen from Indianapolis, a gentlemen and his wife from Boston, students who are out of vacation from the Helena High School, school-mams from the state of Wisconsin, and indeed a crowd of which the stately trees under which they sheltered, acknowledged to each passing breeze the honor of being favored with the privilege of casting shadows for such a crowd.  Were somewhat disappointed in not being favored with the presence of President Cleveland, who was officially detained, and as Governor Hauser was ailing, we were forced to be deprived of their company.
    But withal, we had a good time.  To undertake to speak of all the good things provided for our table would be an endless task but to sum it up everything good was placed before us that the country affords - nice fragrant coffee, made by one of the schoolmams, was quaffed by all, the young gentlemen especially pronouncing it par excellence.  The sumptuous repast was followed by more music, and then music again, until the wee hours of the day waned away into twilight ere the crowd began to disperse, all acknowledging it a day never to be forgotten.

1886 JUL 24

    The Hecla company, of Glendale, has declared its sixty-ninth consecutive monthly dividend of $15,000.  In other words the Hecla company has not passed a dividend for five years and nine months, having paid $1,035,000.  This is the steadiest record of any mining company in the Rocky Mountain country, save only the Ontario.

Installatin of Officers at Lodge, Mo. 3,
I.O.O.F.,  at Glendale, Montana
    The following newly elected officers of Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F. were installed at their Hall, in Glendale, Wednesday evening, July 14th, by D.D. Grand Master A.L. Pickett:
    A.C. Moe - Noble Grand.
    William T. Cook - Vice Grand
    William Y. Fisher - Secretary
    J.W. Fruit - Treasurer
    After the installation of the elected officers, the N.G. appointed the following officer:
    Frank Tate - Conductor
    William Breed - Warden
    William Gall - Chaplain
    George F. Hungate - I.G.
    James McCabe - O.G.
    H. Hand - R.S. to N.G.
    John Donaldson - L.S. to N.G.
    Ed Vervett - R.S.S.
    George Pfaff - L.S.S.
    The Vice Grand then appointed his officers:
    Thos. Martin - R.S. to V.G.
    Thos. Robbins - L.S. to V.G.
    The appointed officers were then installed to their respective offices.

1886  JUL 31

    The Hecla Mercantile & Banking Co., of Glendale, held its first stockholders’ meeting at the banking house in Glendale, for the purpose of electing directors, etc.
    The following Board of Directors was unanimously elected: - H. Knippenberg, Henry W. Kappes, H.T. Sappington, Glendale: Wm. B. Gaffney, Melrose and Wm H. Talbott, Indianapolis, Ind.
    After the stockholders’ meeting, the new board met and elected: - Pres., H. Knippenberg: V. Pres., Wm. B. Gaffney: Sec. and Treas., Geo. B. Conway; Resident Manager, Henry W. Kappes.
    The condition of the company is in good shape.  All its purchases are made for cash and no invoice is allowed to remain unpaid over 24 hours after the receipt of bill by mail, consequently its discount account shows up a handsome profit alone, and also enables the company to sell goods lower than they have ever been sold in Trapper Gulch.

The Glendale Day and Sunday Schools Unite and have a General Good
    On Thursday, July 18th, it was announced and agreed upon by all that on Thursday, the 22nd, all lovers of such merriment as a general social picnic brings, were to assemble at the Chapel, at 8 o’clock sharp, were teams would be in waiting to carry them to Greenwood (the spot chosen for the occasion) so, through the kindness of Mr. Knippenberg (our superintendent) and the generosity of Mrs. Pickett and Mr. Martin we were furnished with conveyances, and at very near the appointed  hour all were ready.  After being carefully stowed away and baskets judiciously packed, “all’s ready,” was heard, and we set sail.  The bracing morning breeze, laden with fragrance, together with the melodious strains of the “forest messengers,” buoyed up our melancholy spirits, and brought such animation as enables one to have a good time at a picnic.  As the place of destination was reached, distant thunder was heard and finally a little cooling and refreshing shower came (as is always the case) during which time, through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Ross, all were comfortably seated in their spacious parlors, enjoying social conversation, not impatiently awaiting the cessation of the delightful little shower, which picnickers do so much enjoy.  After it ceased, the tables were spread will all the dainties and delicacies of the season, from fried lobsters down to eel’s faces, and such a display of culinary skill can only be made by the ladies of Glendale (Oh, I didn’t dare say that, but its said now and I’ bound to stick to it.)
    But if you just want to have a good time you want to come here to a picnic.
    After the sumptuous repast was over hammocks were stretched, and swings put up for the children, and after being satisfactorily indulged in, the superintendent called all to order, and a short programme consisting of recitations and singing, arranged by Mrs. Sholes, and prepared by her scholars, was as follows: singing, “Going to School”; recitation, by Leily McLain, “The Loom of life;” declamation, by Alfa Bason, “Have Courage”; singing, “Marching on to Music’s Time”; declamation, by Georgie Roberts, “The Drunkards Dying Boy”; recitation by Mertie Parker, “All Happy at the Picnic”; declamation, by Eddie McLain, “times Clock”; recitation by Nellie Wheeler, “The Contrast”; his text being “Education the Crowning Glory of the United States,” ended the programme.  After the programme some enjoyed themselves in social converse, neath the lovely shade of  the lofty pines; others by taking a little stroll through the beautiful grove viewing with wonderment the grandeur and magnificence of the asthetic works of nature, which at this time dawns it all its beauty.  Yes, everything was lovely, and everything going on nicely until all of a sudden the intelligence reached the reporter, that a regiment of mountain rats, had made a raid on our baskets, which had been packed ready for transit home, when to our agreeable surprise, it happened to be some of our party that through the enjoyment of a slow and pleasant ride (such as the young people so much enjoy) had arrived  at a late hour, and feeling the need of refreshments well knew that the Glendale people never go home with empty baskets, proceeded to investigate and found luxuries to their hearts content, and were almost glad that they happened in late.  However, the sun was seeking shelter behind the western hills when all dispersed.  I forgot to say that Peck’s Bad Boy was there, and played hide and go seek with the neighbor’s calves; but he says he won’t never do so any more.

1886 AUG 14

    Mr. Madden moved his family here from Anaconda last week.
    Mrs. Frank Hudson will soon return from an extended visit to Mrs. Dawson who lives near Butte.
    Mssrs. James and Thomas Parfet expect the arrival of their wives and families from Pennsylvania on next Monday.
    Mr. James Evers was so severely attacked by rheumatism, that he was obliged to go the Warm Springs for relief.
     The company boarders are flourishing under their thrifty Chinese cooks and the wise management of their new boarding boss, Mr. Chisholm.
    We are glad to learn that a doctor from California has established himself here, as he is a person much needed, for previously medical aid could only be procured by sending to Glendale.
    The people are supplied with vegetables by Mr. Mattocks and other ranchmen from the valleys, while the store, managed by Mr. Earle who is very courteous and obliging, supplies their wants in dry goods and groceries.
    There is an average of sixty cars, each holding two and a half tons, leaving the ore house every day, with ore for the concentrator and smelter and daily shipments of bullion are made from the Glendale smelter to Omaha.
    The school is well attended.  There are thirteen pupils receiving instruction from our enthusiastic young school teacher, and their merry laughter, accompanied by the gentle tones of the recalling school bell pleasantly awakes the little town and echoes through the surrounding mountains.
    Though Hecla employs over one hundred and fifty miners, it is a quiet, sober, industrious little town.  There is comparatively little drinking and quarrels seldom occur.  Though the people mind their own business, they are sociable and treat strangers with the kindest hospitality.
    Pleasant weather is enjoyed by the people of Hecla.  Though not oppressive, as it is in the valley, it is quite warm for so high an altitude, and frequent showers of refreshing rain keep the air moist and everything green.  Hecla would make a very pleasant summer resort, but the winters are long and the snow slides are much dreaded.
    Under the supervision of Mr. Prout, the mines are looking well.  Work goes steadily on, night and day, all week, in the Ariadne and Cleopatra and while it does not diminish the size of the mountian on the outside, the daily excavations are leaving large areas of open ground on the inside.  A great deal of prospecting is being done in other mines, which, as they are developed, look more and more encouraging, and we think there will be large bodies of ore expeosed in the near future.

    Matters here do not look very bright.  On the 10th, according to official order, the Company stopped receiving Pit charcoal and today the kilns were closed down.
    The Hecla Co. cannot be expected to run the works at a monthly loss.
    Mrs. H. Knippenberg, Son and Daughter are visiting old friends on a Michigan farm, located in hillsdale County.  Mrs. K. will remain East and Mr. K. expects soon to join them.
    Rev. C.B. Allen, the popular pastor of the 1st Bapitst Church, Helena, Mont., and his wife are visiting here for two weeks.  Mr. Allen preached last Sunday night in the Union chapel.
    Saloons are increasing in Glendale dealing our death, destruction and demoralization, and every victim says, “the fumes of the smelter are terrible.”

1886 AUG 21

    Mr. Jas. Shute of Glendale has taken up his residence with us, and has a position in Bennett’s barber shop.

    Arrangements have been made under the auspices of the Sunday school of Grace M. E. church for an excursion and picnic to Melrose Aug. 26.  The Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregatinoal and Baptist schools of Butte are to meet them at Melrose the same day.  All children of Dillon under fourteen years, will be permitted to go free.  Adults wil be charge $1.50 for round trip.  Parents should see that their children are placed under the care of some adult, to guard against accident.  The train will leave Dillon at 8 o’clock a.m., returning it will leave Melrose at 5 o’clock p.m.

The following is a list of the delegates to the democratic convention that meets in Dillon today:
Delegates            Alternates
W.C. Orr            J.J. Cusick
W.M. Oliver        M.J. McCune
W.S. Barbour        R.J. Moore
Dan Chapman        H.R. Melton
Den Dettmer        Richard Nelson
John A. Nickum        Mike Keogh
C.L. Thomsen        Chas. Bliven
Elza Murray        R.M Bateman
G.W. Chinn        W.T. Fisher
M. Goldburg        Jno. Bergman
John W. Fruit
Joseph Arbour        Philip Foley
Geo. Staudaher
J.C. Wilson
Sim Estes
Lafe Scott
Joseph Shineberger
D.D. McLaughlin    Barney Haman
Terrence Flynn        R.H. Beasley
H.S. Herr        Wm. Roe
F.L. Graves
Thos. Barrett
Bentley and Bretterton
The other precincts Dewey’s Flat, Bald Mountain and Medicine Lodge have not bee heard from.
    Frank Garr of Glendlae was in the city Friday.
    David Evans came up from Glendale Saturday.
    Phil McGough returned from Glendale Sunday night.

Bulls for Sale
    One full blood, registered Hereford Bull, an extra fine speciman of the stock, is offerd for sale cheap for the next thiry days.  Call on or address.
Melrose, Mont.
July 31, 1886

1886 AUG 28

    News comes to us that Peter White was drowned last Saturday at 4 o’clock p.m. in the Big Hole river, where Judge Lotts’s bridge spans the river.  He was in swimming with his two sons, and left them for a deeper part of the stream.  When he was missed a search was made, and he was found in water about three feet drifting with the stream.  A postmortem was held and it was thought that he came to his death by striking his head against a rock in diving, as there was a bad bruise on the forehead, and no water was found in the lungs.  Mr. White was an old mining propector, living at Rochester for the last twenty years, and at one time a resident of Glendale.  He leaves a wife and eight children.  One of his daughters lives in Dillon with Mrs. Rote.

    Three cars were filled with a jolly crowd of ladies, men and children, left Dillon Thursday morning, a box car carrying big baskets of eatables following in their wake.  A pleasant ride of two hours brought them to Melrose where they stopped for a few minutes, and sped northward to view the beautiful scenery of the Big Hole Canyon.  Several miles from Melrose, they met nine coaches packed with Butte and Anaconda excursionists, and returned with them to Melrose where they alighted and after some searching, suitable picnic grounds were found just the other side of the Big Hole Bridge.  The ride had sharpened the appetites of all, and in a short time the baskets were emptied.  In the afternoon the party indulged in the amusements of the day, swinging and games of various kinds.  Excellent fishing was had in the Big Hole, which abounds with grayling and trout.  The excursionists did not start home till 6 o’clock.  The good humor of the crowd, and the kindly attention of those in charge to make every one happy, added to the general enjoyment.

    The tramp who “lifted” a lap robe from the stables of T.M. Robbins, Melrose Thursday evening, was last seen moving rapidly north on the line of the U. & N. R’y.  Mine host of the R.R. House secured him the right of way by punching him just as he started.

A gloomy outlook - the Hecla works will shut down.
    There remains no longer any hope.  The great Hecla Con. Mining Company’s works at Glendale will shut down, and the most gloomy part of all is that the shut down is indefinite.  The management has never intimated locking up for less than one year.
    On the 25th when the company paid off $56,000, and every one seemed happy, the following order was issued, which cast a gloom over every one in the busy camp:
    “Employees Hecle Con. M. Co., in the iron department at Norwood, Mont.: The irons mines at Norwood (Soap Gulch) operated by the Hecla C.M.C0. Will be closed down indefinitely August 31, 1886, at 6 o’clock p.m.  No employee in that department will be under pay after that hour.  Employees will call promptly for their pay.
    By the order H. Knippenberg, Gen. Mgr.”
    This settles the question with the mines and reduction works.  In a few days the wonderful camp of the past will be likely forsaken and idle.
    No honest thinking man can blame the management or the company.  For four months this company has taken out of the ground some $200,000 which has cost the company some $225,000  Unquestionably the duty of the management is to close these works and keep them closed until all the present unequal things are adjusted.  Two things are forcing this calamity upon our country: 1st, the very low price of silver and 2nd, the very high price of labor, both of which must be properly adjusted.  If not righted, then prosperity will remain a thing of the past so far as Montana is concerned.
    The inevitable means vastly more than any man can now realize.  It affects or will affect every business man, every man, woman and child in the county.
    The present general manager has for six long years fought a strong foe, bringing prosperity out of ruin, and order out of confusion.  Whatever Glendale has been or is in the way of prosperity, is due in great measure to this one man, and although defeated now by matters beyond any human control, he stands our in the community as a living example of energy, integrity and ability.  We regret exceedingly that it is the intention of Mr. Knippenberg to soon leave us, and join his family at Indianapolis, where he may take an active part in a manufacturing business, in which he is now a silent partner.
    For the sake of the many families, of the men, women and children of Glendale, we hope the rainbow of promise will soon be seen again, and that Glendale may exchange its garments of mourning for those of rejoicing.

1886 SEP 10

    The Hecla Con. Mining Co. mines are in good shape and are looking well.
    The Cleopatra in the bottom is not looking well, but development work is pushed day and night.
    In the old Trapper mine a large force is employed in running a new tunnel to connect with the ore body.
    In the Sheep mine a magnicent body of 1st class ore has been developed, being 8 feet thick and the bottom has not been yet reached.  This large ore body has been discovered and is running into new ground.
    The Cleve mine is in full blast and two bodies of ore have been discovered, ore assaying 233 oz. and 282 oz.  These discoveries have been made under the old workings some 400 feet, showing that heretofore the work has been done over the vein in solid line.
    Whatevery gloom may be cast over our camp on account of the shutting down caused by the low price of silver, the mines of the Hecla Co. certainly present a better outlook than they have for years.  The question of ore need not trouble any one, for it is here in abundance.
    The Ariadne without any doubt means to duplicate the Cleopatra.  At present the ore vein or body is 11 feet thick and this mine alone has furnished for 60 days past 125 tons of ore daily, 1st and 2nd class.  The present management thinks that the Ariadne will alone furnish ore enough to run three furnaces for 5 years.
    In the Quarts mine a remarkable discovery has been made which may develop a strange fact.  In this mine the vein was lost some years ago, and recently a shaft was sunk in the mine some 30 feet and ore discovered.  The impression now is that this discovery is the lost veing, and the same thing may be the case in the old Atlatis mine.

To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    Last Monday while Henry McTayne was on a collecting tour for his mother, he was riding in Neal Sharkey’s coal wagon, and while on the down grade goint towards Canyon creek  the wagon struck a rock, throwing Henry out under the wheels.  His right arm was broken in two places, one just above the elbow joint, the other just above the insertion of the deltoid muscle.  Neal Sharkey and others came to his assistance and did all they could for the little sufferer.  As there was not a horse in the outfit he could ride, he walked into town, a distance of three miles.  Dr. Jones set the fractured arm and reports the same as healing rapidly.  The boy is only in his twelth year, but stood up like a hero under the painful operation.
    On the same day, George Papa, John Morgan and James Coburn, all smelter men, took a well deserved vacation for three weeks and have gond down to Camas station, Idaho, for a hunt.  Boon Fisher came back from the same place last week, from a visit to his uncle, and reported the game in that region to be plentiful.
    Dick Sheffield was arrested here Wednesday and taken to Dillon Thursday, under charge of petty larceny, where he will have his trial, Glendale being short of a justice of the peace.
    I hear that the Democrats are very anxious about the Hon. Jay Wells.  If that party will place in nomination that “yellow purp,” the “dude of Birch Creek” will be forthcoming.  If that milk and water sheet, the alleged Democratic organ of this county, will expatiate more fully on the word “satiated,” their poor followers will more fully “savy” their “segaciation.”
    Several prospectors of the Democratic persuasions came in the week and on examining their county ticket, expressed their contempt for the same in language more forcible than polite; but as that is the feeling throughout the party, it will be no news to you.

The Happenings of a Week Crowded Into Half a Column
    John W. Fruit our democratic supervisor resigned his office last Monday.
    I.A. Hecker, and H.C. Hunt are doing business in the old post office stand.
    Peter Wagner returned last week from a five month’s visit to the old country.  He did not bring his bride with him as the boys expected.
    A.J. Stucker las week received a charge of lead in his right eye.  He did not look to see that the ladle was dry before dipping in the lead well.
    The correspondent of the Inter Mountain, from this place says that the Dillon Examiner may use the initials “D.D.” to mean “Dead Democrat.”
    The end seems to be creeping on us slowly,  The following order came from headquarters las Saruday:
    “On and after Sept. 4th, 1886, Furnace No. 1, will remain closed down on the night shift indefinitely.
            By order of
                    H. Knippenberg,
                     Gen. Manager
    The Republican Primary meeting held Saturday evening was well attended.
    Upon motion by H. Knippenberg, Hon. J.B. Lossee was elected chairman and W.E. Wright appointed as Secratery.
    The following were elected to represent Glendale:
Delegates.            Alternates
Henry S. Pond        Pete Wagner
H. Knippenberg        E.R. Alward
Henry W. Kappes    Horace Hand
    H. Knippenberg moved that a committee of three be appointed by the meeting to meet a like committee from the democracy and select good men for the township offices, and that said committee report to this meeting Oct. 15th next the result, for reatification of rejection.
    This committee so appointed by the meeting was H. Knippenberg, H.S. Pond and R.Z. Thomas.
    The meeting then adjourned to Oct. 15th, 1886, to meet at the Glendale Rink at half past 7 o’clock p.m.

1886 SEP 17

“Zelotes” is Enthusiastic Over the Republican Nominees and Gives the D.N. Some Rough Raps.
    On coming down town this (Thursday) morning the first thing I heard was, “Hip! Hip! Hurrah! For the Old War Horse, Wilbur F. Sanders.”  On inquiry I heard that the O.W.H. was nominated as our candidate for Congress.  The republicans here are jubilant and the democrats are correspondingly depressed.  Of course the latter will rake over and rehash their old worn our and exploded charges against our leader.  Let them fire away,  and they will receive tit for tat and compound interest in the bargain.  The other day I heard a lady of the democratic persuasion remark on hearing who the latter party had put in nomination for delegate to Congress, “Why he puts me in mind of that old riddle, ‘Long legs, crooked thighs, little head and no eyes.’”  She was correct as a pair of tongs is a very handy tool.
    I see the democrats buzzing each other for a fearful extent, since the republlican convention.  I presume they are caucusing as to the advisability of forcing some of their candidates off the ticket.  The nominees of last Saturday’s convention “take the cake.”
    John F. Bergman has taken a few days vacation and has gone to the Warm Springs for the benefit of his health.
    The drug department of the H.M. & B.Co. is now ready; their stock has arrived and the company is engaged an experienced druggist in person of William Allers of Indianapolis, Ind., to attend to the prescription department.
    H. Knippenberg Gen’l Manager H.C.M.Co., took Monday night’s train for the East; he will return some time next month.
    On Monday last Mrs. Sholes opened up the primary department of our public school  I understand that there has been no teacher yet for the upper grade.
    Link Ryan once more is perambulating our crooked streets.  He hails from Kansas and says he misses a great many old faces that used to be around the smelter.
    Tonight (Thursday) MeCerd & McClain close down their coal kilns, leaving them filled with coal, awaiting developments as to the future operation of the smelter.
    Tom Sappington has five kilns finished and one half way up.  On finishing the latter he will fill the six kilns with wood and be ready to apply the match on receiving word that the works will resume operation after their contemplated closing down period has past.
    The position taken by the Tribune in regard to taking the office of Supt. Of Public Instruction out of politics will be fully endorsed on November 2nd by the election of Miss Mary E. Carter to that office.  The doctor will think he was hit by a brick.

1886 SEP 24

    Dr. Raymond Mitchell, of Glendale, has taken an office at the Madison House, and will practice as a physician and surgeon.  The doctor has been associated with our old townsman, Dr. H. Schmalhausen, and came highly recommended as a medical practitioner. - Madisonian.

Politics - Closing of Smelter - Gold Find.
GLENDALE  Sept 23rd, 1886
To the Editory of the Dillon Tribune:
    Our camp is very quiet at present.  Some parties are on a still (house) hunt to ascertain the number of voters that are branded “J.F.”, which remids me that the man that sells his vote is less than a man; more than that, the man that will sell his vote for prejudice or for hatred, the man that will be lied out of his vote, that will be slandered out of his vote, that will be fooled out of his vote, is not worthy to be an American citizen.  Having written the above self-evident fact, I will now give you a few items from this camp.
    John T. Murphy & Co., have removed their blacksmith and wheelwright shop up to the ore camp, where the boys are kept busy getting the wagons repaired ready for future operations, wherever they may be required.
    On the 30th inst. At 6 o’clock p.m. the Hecla smelters will be shut down indefinitely and the work in all the mines will be discontinued the first of next week, for the same indefinite period.  The Hecla company have now on their yard in the neighborhood of five cars of bullion besides the amount shipped every day.
    N. Ladoux and J.W. Fruit are after the wild and festive deer and antelope.  They propose to have enough meat on hand for winter’s use.  I am thinking that some of the rest of us will have to strike the trail for winter supply, as the neighbors will get tired of sending in grub when their own larders are running short.
    I understand that John Wells and William Hunt have discovered a new gold bearing ledge.  The new find is about ten miles from Lion mountain and about seven miles from Rock creek lake; the ore body is said to be twelve feet in width and will assay from $15 to $20 per ton in gold.  I hope the boys have struck it rich, and that they will become bonanza chiefs.
    Peter Wagner is preparing for the coming storm, having purchased a load of wood.  His neighbors look with envy upon the same.  Peter, being generous, will most likely divide with the boys.

1886 OCT 01

Our Contemporary Seeking Aid From the Republican - Reflections upon Office Holders - Personals
GLENDALE, Sept. 23, 1886
To the Editor of the Dillon tirbune:
    A.M. Madison of Dewey’s Flat came over Wednesday on a business trip and returned home the same evening.
    Our genial hotel man, Henry O’Neil, propounds the following: “Who wouldn’t dodge behind the counter when a revolver is shoved under his nose?”  Echo answers, “Who wouldn’t?”
    The Republican county ticket is composed of as good material as can be found in either party in Beaverhead county; every candidate is known to be an honorable gentleman against whom the tongue of vituperation will wag in vain.
    There is in this county a strong under current of dissatisfaction on the part of a great number of Democrats in regard to several candidates on their ticket, and the republicans should make a note of the fact and govern themselves accordingly.
    “Sixty copies of the “Dillon carpet bag sheet” were sent up to a Republican at this place last week with instructions to please distribute.  The know whom to trust when business is to be attended to.  It is needless for me to say that they were handed around.
    John T. Murphy & Co. will finish hauling the bullion and matte from the smelter by tomorrow (Friday) evening, and then, I presume that their stock will be turned out on the range and the boys left to shift for themselves until more prosperous times strike the camp.
    Dr. D. Vinson and David Fancher came in on Tuesday last from their prospecting trip to the upper Wise River country.  The brought in a deer and an elk as a part of their winter’s grub stake; and also several specimens of gold quartz from their new find in that region.
    The shutting down of the Hecla smelters is now an accomplished fact.  The “less qualified” political party has at last done its work.  When or where ever that party has tampered with the finance of our country it has left its footprints in the shape of  hard times and poverty.  Oh! Yes, it’s a fine party to call itself the “laborer’s friend.”
    In the matter of running for office it is not always the candidate who is personally populat that wins.  The voters may like him ever so well but the fact is valueless if they do not vote for him.  Sensible business men value business sense and methods above what is know as good-fellowship, and the candidate who is known to everybody as a good fellow is rarely ever a profitable man for a county office.

    Mr. and Mrs. James Prout were given a surprise party on last Wednesday evening.  It was a pleasant affair and much enjoyed by all.
    A lecture was given the ladies by Mrs. Geo. E. Tarbell, on Saturday at the school house.  It was intended to be very instructive, but whether or not, can only be proved by the ladies, as there was no gentlemen admitted.
    A trial came off before Justice Tarbell on Tuesday.  Two men who were arrested for stealing several articles from the men at the boarding houses, were found guilty of petty larceny, and sentenced to thirty and sixty days respectively in the county jail at Dillon.
    The H.M. and B. Co have had on a force of men, for several days, enlarging their cellar near the boarding house.  It is now considered to be as large and fine a cellar, connected with an establishment, as there is in Montana.
    There has just been completed the carpenter, car and blacksmith shops and coal house, all combined, a building which adds much to the appearance of the works.
    Last Saturday, mining and shipping ore was suspended indefinitely.  A few men were kept to work to prepare things for closing down entirely.  When quitting the shipments, a good deal of ore was in sight that would assay well.

1886 OCT 08

GLENDALE, Oct. 7, 1886
To the Editory of the Dillon Tribune:
    On Thursday evening last the tolling of the bell gave notice to the people here that the great smelter was closed down at last.  Ever since the bell was first placed in it position, it has rung out in merry peals four times each day, but for the past week its resonant tones have not called the workman to his daily task, nor informed him that his work was done.  A more lonesome or dreary looking place would be hard to find;  the shutters to the ore bins are closed and the other doors and openings boarded up, making desolation more desolate than ever.  There are only two men employed, cleaning out the furnaces.  No repairs have as yet been made and I doubt whether there is any person here that knows when repairing will be commenced.
    A doting father of our town tells me that he has the most economical children in the place.  To illustrate: he reports the upsetting of a box of pellets, and the little one gathering them up and eating them the same as chickens picking up corn.
    Another batch of fifty copies of the “free gratis for nothing” D..B. sheet was received at this post office Wednesday.  They were passed around by a republican, who has no fear of the hereafter before him.
    I understand that James Prout of Lion City, and Thomas Martin of Glendale, have the contract of hauling ore from Lion mountain to Glendale, and that Chas. Clayton and Newt. Patten have the contract for hauling ore from Soap gulch to Glendale.  How soon their servies will be required, I know not, as the smelter has been down for an indefinite period.
    Dame Rumor has it that Frank Tate will soon take unto himself one of the Glendale’s charming belles and is now busily engaged preparing a home for his bride.  I can’t give the latter’s name away, as Frank said, “now don’t you ever tell,” or words to that effect.
    Peter Wagner is renovating (no reflections intended) his saloon.  He has had it repapered and a coat of calcimine applied to the ceiling and a new floor put on the porch, all of which make a decided improvement in the appearance of his liquid restaruant.
    I would suggest to the County Republican committee the advisability of changing the date of W.F. Sanders’ appointment here from the 25th to Saturday, the 23rd, as quite a number of our citizens will have business at Dillon the 25th, and will fail to hear the eloquent orator.
    I see by posters the J.K. Toole will speak in Glendale on the 9th.  I am not informed as to whether he will speak about his connection with the Northern Pacific railroad or not.
    Dan McMasters and Robert Jones of Lion City, arrived in town today from a prospecting tour.  Towards evening they will mount the hurrican deck of the cayuse and try to make home by midnight.
    Dr. Raymond Mitchell, the democratic nominee for school  superintendent, who had made arrangements to move to Virginia City, has now decided to remain permanently in Glendale.
    A rumor comes from Glendale to the effect that E.R. Alward, druggist, has assigned to N. Armstrong & Co., and that Dr. Schmalhausen is in charge of the store, for assignees.
    There will be held grand republican rallies at Glendale on Saturday evening Oct. 23rd and at Dillon on Monday evening Oct. 25th at which the Hon. W.F. Sanders, the republican candidate for Delegate to Congress, and other prominent speakers will address the people.  All are cordially invited to attend these meetings and hear something that will do them good.

    A.H. Foster and wife, of Boulder (formerly of Glendale), were in town a day.
    Ozias Willis was down from Birch creek.  He says he don’t have to fill any vacancies of the republican ticket.
    Henry Neill, Republican candidate for Sheriff, was down from Glendale Monday looking over the situation.

1886 OCT 15

Too Bad!  Too Bad!  The Local Democracy - Wedding Bells - Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Glendale, Oct 14, 1886
To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    Tomorrow evening the committee appointed by the republicans at their primary will have to report to the adjourned meeting that the democrats of this precinct have failed to meet them for the purpose of choosing local officers, such as Justice of the peace, constables and road supervisors.  Our idea in making the appointment of this committee of three was to take out of politics the question of local officers, but as the other side have failed to come to time and meet our committee, we will be compelled to nominate a fall local ticket.
    On Saturday evening last the great jubilee with Joe K. Toole at the head, was turned loose in this place.. The main question debated was, to boil it down to a focus, “which was most benefited the American people, Italian opera or corned beed and cabbage,” with J.K. Toole in the affirmative and Wilber F. Sanders to answer on the “corned beef and cabbage” side on the 23rd of this month.  Barbour was the first speaker introduced.  He tried his best to give Old Man Sparks a good name, and also spoke in very favorable terms of the candidates on the democratic ticket, all of which was received with great coldness on the part of the audience, thus dampening the enthusiasm of the speaker, throwing as it were a wet blanket over the whole proceedings.
    A prominent democrat was heard to say while discussing the subject of county school superintendent, “With all the faults of the average democrat, he is not void of gallantry.”
    The D.C.B. sheet seems to worry over the position taken by the Tribune, and also over “Float” and”D.D.” of the Inter Mountain.  What is the matter with the hireling?  He says “whole barrels of “ (Old Rye) “indignation are being hurled at the latter correspondent’s head.”  The hireling must have some mental disorder.  To bad! Too bad, such a nice appearing young man.
    Wm. Wolter, John Coburn and Hobert Miller came in from a hunting expedition today, bringing with them two deer weighing about one hundred pounds each.  The boys are rejoicing over their success.
    The cards are out announcing the mrriabe of Frank Tate and Miss Mina Carley, the same to take place this evening.  A social dance will be given at the rink in honor of the event.
    After a long skirmish, I at last cornered O. LaMarche, and he confesses that this afternoon at 4 o’clock, he would lead to the alter Miss Stella Cole, of this place, the ceremony to take place at Melrose.  Our best wishes go out to and with both couples.  I will give Fred Arbour the benefit of this denial and let him off easy on the marriage question, but if he has deceived me woe be unto him!
    D. Vinson and William Kimball are building themselves a huge mansion of logs in which they will entertain their numerous friends during the winter months.
    The Glendale dude was decoyed out last night and ambushed.  He lit out over the hills and did not return until this p.m.  Since then he has kept close to shelter for fear of assassination.

    The Hon. J.K. Toole, in his speech at Glendale, went our of his way to make some vulgar remarks about this paper.  As we have not space this week to notice them as they deserved, we would merely suggest that, if by reason of and unforeseen calamity, Mr. Toole be elected, he place his brilliant attack on us, together with his eloquent defense of Sparks in that tomb of literay oblivion, where his great silver speech reposes - the Congressional Record.

    “Who is Neil, the Republican candidate for Sheriff?” was the remark which was made by nearly every man in Dillon who heard of his nomination Thursday.  Echo answers, Who? - Dillon Examiner.
    Mr. Neill is a very excellent man,  He has for a year and a half past been landlord of the Glendale house, Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana, U.S.A.  We state this as information for our esteemed cotemporay, which has been but recently established in Beaverhead Co.  In 1876-7-8, Mr. Neill was a resident of Deer Lodge and for several years thereafter, a member of the firm of Hartwell & Co., lumbermen, Helena. - New North-West.  Has the G.G. any more childish questions?

    The Teachers’ Institute for Beaverhead county met in annual session in High School Hall on Thursday morning, Oct. 14, 1886.  The following teachers were in attendance:
    W.W. Wylie, Territorial Supt.
    John Gannon, County Supt.
    L.J. Knapp, principal Dillon school.
    Mrs. H.E. Taylor, Dillon.
    Mrs. R.J. Sholes, Glendale.
    Miss Isabel Howe, Bannack.
    Miss Sallie E. Williamson, Dillon.
    Miss  Mollie E Bridwell, Spring Hill.
    Miss V.E. Bridwell, Horse Prairie.
    Miss Mary L. Innes, Lion City.
    Miss Maggie Reynolds. Poindexter’s
    Miss Millie Coffin, Barrett’s

1886 OCT 22

HELENA, MONT.,  Oct 7, 1886
    Dear Sir: I congratulate the people of your county on the selection of Henry Niel as the Republican candidate for Sheriff.  He is the son of Rev. E.D. Neil, the historian of the Northwest, whose services have been very illy requited or appreciated.  Henry was one of the party who conducted the survey of 1874, and he has since been a citizen of Montana.  I first knew him as a guard at the penitentiary, and he was the most efficient and zealous guard that I had during my term of seven years or more as U.S. Marshal  He is severely and implacably honest; and I am convinced that his election would not only give you an effective officer, but would save your taxpayers thousands of dollars.
Truly, Alex. C. Botkin

    A telegram from Glendale says that the Sanders meeting held there last night was a great success.  The attendance was large and the enthusiasm unbounded.

Horse Thieves at Melrose.
    From our correspondent we learn that Monday night a mare and colt, and a bridle and saddle owned by Dave Evans and a gray horse, the property of Tom Norton, were stolen from the hitching post at that place.  Dave Evans and Edward Evans traced the thieves to Twin Bridges, but here they could find no further clue, and returned home.  The day after the theft, the mare and col returned, but the gray is still missing.

1886 OCT 29

Republican Rally - “On to Victory” - Town Officers - Opposition Express - Notes of the Week.
Glendale, Oct 28, 1886
To the Editor of the Dillon tribune:
    On the 15th the republicans of this town-ship nominated Ex-Commissioner John Wells and William Sabin for justices of the peace, and Emanuel Papa and William Cook for constables, and Robert Bolton for road supervisor.
    On the 26th the democrats nominated J.F. Berman and Dr. James L. Jones for justices of the peace, and constables M. Garvey and Samuel Garns, and James Bateman for road supervisor.  Thus both parties have given us plenty of material from which to select our township officers and I hope the best qualified will be selected to fill the offices, as a viciously disposed man as justice of the peace or constable will not fill a “long felt want.”
    J.B. Reynolds is fixing up his uptown livery stable, preparatory to again starting into that business.  Ranch life is to humdrum for him; city life suits him better.
    Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Fry, of the Upper Big Hole country, on Oct 16, a ten pound girl.
    William Bryant and Bingham killed, week before last, four moose that would average 300 pounds each
    Several of our valiant hunters are out on the war path hunting for the festive game.  Among them are: J.W. Fruit, C.W. Hunt and Seth Alberta (“Big Al”), with whom it is a ground hog case, so therefore they will bring in some of their winter’s steak.
    The Hecla Mining Co., is putting in a new floor in the charge room.
    The reported extensive improvements contemplated have not commenced yet.
    Prout & Martin have started an opposition express to Hecla and one to run to Melrose is contemplated.
    The grand republican demonstration held here on Thursday evening last was a rousing welcome to our candidate for Congress.  The firing of anvils and giant powder welcomed the “Old War Horse” to the town.  After supper, he was escorted to the rick by a large procession of torch and transparency bearers, amid a grand display of fireworkd  the motto, “On to Victory” was one of the state decorations.  Natural blooming flowers were on the speaker’s stand, with trailing vines overhead, making the same look like a gorgeous grotto in some imaginary silvery dell.  Messrs. Kirby, Knowles and Sanders held the large audience until after 12 o’clock, by their masterly arguments upon the political issues of the day; after which dancing was indulged in until early morning.
    A delegation of 36 stalwart men from Hecla marched at the head of the procession making a fine appearance.  Cheer after cheer was given in honor of Sanders, the working men’s friend.

1886 NOV 05

    Dr. J.L. Jones, of Glendale, was in town a few days.
    Wm. B. Gafney, of the H.M. & B.Co., Melrose, was in town.
    A.L. Pickett and wife, of Glendale, were in town a part of the week.
    Geo. E. Tarbell and Frank Hudson were elected Justices of the Peace at Lion City, Andy Wright and L. Madden, constables; and Robert Breton, as Road Supervisor.

    In the case of the Territory vs. Thomas H. Harding the jury rendered a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, and this evening Judge Galbraith sentenced the prisoner to be hung on the 22nd of December.  Mr. Merchant identified Harding as the murderer, and the evidence was complete and thorough.
    The Dillon Tribune sincerely regrets the defeat of R.Z. Thomas, the republican candidate for Probate Judge.  In ability, his opponent can not compare with him.  The republicans in other places than Dillon, stood nobly by Thomas.  Here it was a clear case of sympathy for incompetence.  The poor house racket was too much for us

    Geo. E. Tarbell and wife went to Dillon Tuesday week.
    We helped to swell the vote of the Rupublican ticket on election day!
    Ed Crowe and wife and Mr. Gilroy started on a trip to Butte, Tuesday morning
    Our numerous Hecla hunters, including myself, have been unsuccessful in finding much game.
    Work has not yet commenced in the mines, though many are waiting in hopes it soon  be resumed.
    Beautiful weather   All are enjoying it very much.  The snow is melting fast and dry ground is appearing again.
    The new express line between Glendale and Hecla, run by Prout and Martin, is quite an advantage to the people, as they can make the trip to Glendale and back or receive anything sent for the same day.
    Oct. 28th was pay day, and as the miners had more or less coming to them, they will be happy again for a few days.  Some of them have left town, thinking it better to do elsewhere and seek employment, while they have the means.

1886 NOV 12

“Zelotes” Trip to the Basin - The Big Hole Folks’ Hospitality - Unpatriotic Citizens - Votes Sold at the Flat -
Glendale News.
GLENDALE, Nov 11, 1886
To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    On the first day of this month, by order of the local board, I took the trail on a missionary tour up to the Big Hole Basin.  At 4 o’clock a.m., of that day, I called from my warm and comfortable bed by the announcement that the team was ready; hastily donning my winter’s attire, I soon had the ribbons in hand and was passing over the frozen ground at an exhilarating rate, with the cool, frosty breeze passing through my dark brown (that once was ) hair.  I felt that live was really worth living.  On ariving at the summit above Canyon Creek, the morning light was just creeping up in the easter horizon, revealing to us huge snow drifts through which we had to pass.  In going down the mountain road we managed to flounder through by using the axles as snow plows, thus leaving a clear trail for those who wished to follow.  On arriving at Dewey’s Flat, the horses were taken care of and the inner man’s wants duly provided for by a good stubstantial breakfast, after which I sauntered around and hear numerous whispers of certain parties having been bought up by “our friends the enemy” - but more of this anon.  After resting the team I again started on my pilgrimage with a fair, bright November day before me.  I was in a very cheerful mood and hailed the delight each and every party along the road and inquired “well, you will go down and vote tomorrow, won’t you?  After a hard day’s travel of sixty-five miles, I arrived at Wisdom at about 8 o’clock p.m, when both man and beast, tired, hungry and completely worn out, were bountifully supplied with suitable material to appease nature’s cravings, by Mr. and Mrs. James Geery.  After a very refreshing sleep I was awakened to eat breakfast by lamp light.  And right here, let me enter a mile but earnest protest of this more than barbarous habit of early rising.  The idea that it is necessary for a ranchman to crawl out of a good, warm an comfortable bed at the hour of 4 o’clock a.m., is absurd in the extreme, and especially so when you have to travel forty-nine miles to worship at the “Shrine of Bacchus.”  After feeding and milking two hundred cows, more or less, we wended our way, (the “we” meaning Charles Herman, James Greery, and “yours truly”) down to precinct No 15, Big Hole district, where Charles Herman, James Greery and James Frazer were duly installed as Judges of Election, with John W. Moran and A. Poleson as clerks.  When the dinner hour arrived, we were invited to partake of the same by A. Jackson, a properous rancher living near the polling place.  The kind invitation was gladly accepted by several of us and justice done to the bountiful supply set up by Mr. and Mrs. Jackson.  Their kind hospitality will soon be forgotten by the partakers thereof.  After duly ascertaining that this precinct was republican by a small majority, we again wended our way towards Wisdom and on arriving retired to be awakened at 10:30 o’clock by Al Noyce and Will Armetidge, when returns from precinct No. 16, Big Hole district, showing large republican majorities.  Afte noting each candidate’s vote at both precincts we again retired, not to sleep by to figure up the number of unpatriotic men who refrained from using their rights as free men, the total number in the basin that neglected to vote being fifty-six by actual count.  After an early breakfast the morning of the 3rd, I bid good by to my kind host and hostess, and started homeward, very sorry to leave the portion of our county where all the residents vie with each other in making their guest feel that they are always welcome.
    Mrs. Fannie H. Brown has just closed a five months’ term of school at Wisdom.  The whole neighborhood speak in high terms of praise for her manner of conducting the school.  I understood that the Trustees of the Dewey’s Flat School have engaged her services for the winter in that district.  A better selection could not have been made.    
    Mr. McGill, the mail carrier, makes his presence known every Tuesday evening at Wisdom by his jolly stories and practical jokes.  He is the connecting link between that place and the outside world.
    The inquiring ones at Wisdom are very anxious to know why J.H. Freychiagt took nearly a whole week to make the round trip from the latter place to Dewey’s Flat and back.
    On arriving at the Flat I was duly informed of how the precinct was carried by the “less qualified party.”  With bated breath and in accents mild, as if they were afraid the winds would carry the news to other ears, they whispered that 18 votes were bought and duly delivered by the seller thereof.
    As this letter is already too long for the space you have allotted me I will jump a number of items and give you a few from our own town.
    On Firday evening last, Mrs. R. J. Sholes, with the aid of her scolars from our public school, gave an entertainment at the rink, consisting of essays, orations, singing, etc.   A goodly number of the parents and friends of the scholars were in attendance, and were well pleased with the performance, and evident interest taken by the scholars in their task.  The chief difficulty here has been the lack of interest in our public schools on the part of the parents and friends.  But these exhibitions I believe that Mrs. Sholes has struck the right key note to bring those parties in accord with her in her school work.  By all means left us other entertainments of a like nature.
    I understand that Thomas E. Jones and Dr. James L. Jones have purchased of N. Armstrong & Co. the Alward drug store and that the new firm’s name will be “Jones & Jones.”
    Frank Ross and family have moved from Greenwood to this place.  They have taken up residence at Dr. Leavitt’s house on Highland Park.
    Marshall Todd, of Indianapolis, Ind., who has charge of the H.M & B.Co.’s drug department, with his family now occupy the Potter house on the park.
    Note the fact that Henry W. Kappes and Peter Wagner are on the sick list, and are wearing canes to assist in locomotion.
    Robert Bolton and Al Lewis have entered into partnership for the purpose of opening up a blacksmith shop in the old Murphy & Co. place of business.. I hope that there will be no kick coming for the lack of work.
    Murray & Martin have three forges running in their shop and still orders are away ahead of them.
    H.C. Hunt has taken hold of the Sabbath school work in this vineyard and much interest is being manifested on the part of the citizens.  Last evening Mr. Hunt gave his experience while a soldier in our late war and also led in singing some new and old Sunday school humns.  Next Wednesday evening he will give a reading at the church where all are invited to attend.

1886 NOV 19

Glendale, Nov. 18, 1886,
To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    Cold weather has struck us, and hit us hard; the demand for fire wood in consequence has increased.  Everybody wants theirs delivered first.  Work being scarce, there are more corporation fiddlers hunting wood piles than ever before; its “get there Eli,” or starve.  The scarcity of game compels some of our old hunters to quit the trail and hunt for more profitable employment.  The places that used to be fine hunting grounds in the region hereabouts hold the festive game no more.
    Caleb L. Hale is now called the John L. Sullivan of our town.  He strikes out straight from the shoulder and brings down the game every time; with a little practice on his part he could down the best man that Beaverhead county can produce.
    I understand that a knock down occurred last Sunday evening near the brewery; the why’s and wherefore’s are withheld from me, the interested parties seeming to know the least about the fracas.  Another break like that and down go your names, boys.
    Geo. W. Chinn and wife are now singing lullabies; it’s a boy.  George now has business at home.  No loafing for him for the next few months.  He is reported as belonging to the (K)nights of Labor
    The Hecla Mining company has put on 75 men and is developing its mines on Lion Mountain.
    H. Knippenberg, General Manager of the H.M.Co., returned yesterday from a business trip to Salt Lake.
    Some parties are trying to get up a masquerade ball for the evening of the 26th.  Supper to be prepared by Mrs. Lemon.
    Robert Miller is now building a mansion for himself and family, which is now ready for the roof.  When finished it will contain five rooms.  It is situated in one of our best neighborhoods in the town.
    The entertainment given by H.C. Hunt last evening was well attended by old and young.  He is doing good work for the Sunday school cause, much interest being manifested.  I understand that the reading will be continued and that short lectures will be given by several prominent gentlemen in this place.
    Our town has eleven disappointed candidates (including township):  Six republicans and five democrats.  A couple of the latter take their defeat to heart.  Their forlorn and forsaken appearance give them away.  If they continue we will have a lunacy commission appointed to investigate their cases.
    Numerous invitations from Robt. T. Wing, Treas., have been received here to come up to the captain’s office and settle.  We’ll be there Robert.

1886 NOV 26

To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    Since my last letter was written, Old Winter has really come to hand.  18 degrees below zero is the lowest so far reported.  Parlor flower gardens have suffered to a fearful extent, nearly every family losing more or less of their carefully nurtured plants as a natural consequence.  The head of the household is totally to blame.  If he had had the house chinked and daubed, or had kept up the fire, the plants would have been all right.  Today I asked on of these sufferers for what he had to give thanks; he replied that he “was thankful that the plants were all frozen.  No more getting up nights to replenish the fire.”  He imagines that “a thing of beauty is a joy forever” provided there is not too much labor connected with it.
    The children are enjoying the snow while it lasts, coasting down the several hills surrounding and within this place; their joyous shouts and merry laughter can be heard away into the wee small hours.
    A runaway team today came within an ace of settling all coasting for this winter in this place.  The old and young have been in the habit of starting from up on the park, and after getting under fearful headway making a turn toward and across Main street at the brewery.  Several sleigh loads of youngsters were on the down road when the team and wagon came up the street with no driver, and reins dragging.  The bystanders saw the peril of the coasters and immediately placed obstructions in their paths, thus mixing up humanity promiscuously; happily the runaway team passed up Main street instead of turning the corner.  It would be well to have ashes or slag dumped and scattered from Main street to the top of the first lull at the turn of the road, thus putting a stop to coasting across the most dangerous place in town where teams are passing at all times both day and night.  A word to the wise is sufficient, attend to it.
    The H.M & B.Co. have opened up their Christmas goods and the clerks are kept busy explaining to the children the utility thereof.  Their drug department would be an ornament to any town in the Territory.
        John W. Miller, after a sickness of several weeks’ duration, is now up and about; he will attend the dedication of the Dillon Baptist Church on Sunday next.
    Owing to the extreme cold, the Sabbath school on Sunday last was somewhat short of attendance.  The organist and two teachers were present.  “Where, oh where, are the Hebrew children?”  the shepherds will have to corral their flocks.
    Since the Hecla bell has ceased to be our standard time, we are entirely lost; the variation between time pieces here runs all the way from one to two hours and intermediate points.
    There are seventy-five scholars in daily attendance upon our public schools and plenty more should be under the herder’s care instead of loafing around the dead falls that abound so plentifully in this gulch.
    The masquerade ball tonight promises to be a joyous occasion.  Nearly the whole town will be in attendance.

1886 DEC 10

    The following is the report of the Glendale School for third month ending Dec. 3rd:
    Whole number of pupils registered - 75.
    Average daily attendance - 64.
    Result of written examination, no standings given to those who fell below 75 per cent:
    Leila McLain - Arithmatic, 90; Geography, 94; Grammar, 84; Speilling, 90; Hygiene, 98; Reading, 98; History, 84.
    Walter Vance - Arithmetic, 98; Geography, 100; Grammar, 90; Reading, 98; Spelling, 94; History, 84.
    Etta Hutchins - Arithmetic, 75; Geography, 80; Reading, 75; Spelling, 84; Grammar, 84.
    Marica Pond - Arithmetic, 90; Geography, 96; Grammar, 90; History, 84; Reading, 98; Spelling, 98; Hygiene, 84.
    Della Terry, Maggie Hooban, Arthur Vance, Minnie Schick and Annie Oglesby - Arithmetic, 84; Grammar, 80; Geography, 90; History, 80; Reading, 80; Spelling, 90.
    Clay Longley - Arithmetic, 80; Geography, 80; Reading, 80; Spelling, 84.
    Harvey Roberts - Arithmetic, 94; Geography, 90; History, 84; Reading, 80; Spelling, 94; Grammar, 90.
    Clara Smith - Arithmetic, 90; Geography, 90; Grammar, 84; Reading, 94; Spelling, 94; Spelling, 96.
    Lee Jones - Arithmetic, 84; Geography, 90; Reading, 84; Grammar, 80; Spelling, 90.
    Primary class in Hygiene: Bertha Johnson, 90; Perry Dexter, 90; Eddie McLain, 90; Alfa Bason, 84; Flora Ovesly, 80; Henry Ovesly, 80; Mertie Parker, 80.
    Names of those whose department was perfect: Joseph White, Polly White and Cora Davis.
Mrs. R.J. Sholes, Principal
Miss Effie Miller, Assistant.

Glendale, Dec. 9, 1886
To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    Where, oh where are our precinct officers?
    A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hall on Monday last.
    Two dead cows are lying within the limits to the townsite.
    I understand that the main coal shed of the H.C.M. Co. is full to overflowing with charcoal.
    Two of our young men have sweethearts at Melrose; the query here is, which one has an ear for organ music.
    Henry W. Brown, our photographer artist, has opened up at his old quarters; we welcome him in our midst.
    Prout and Martin have five teams hauling ore from the mines, at Lion mountain to the smelter at Glendale.
    George G. Earle has been appointed Superintendent at the Smelter; he was placed in charge on Monday last.
    Our County School Supt., John Gannon, has made a good selection in appointing Henry S. Pond as a trustee fot this district.
    As our butcher shop is no more, the Glendaleites will have to rustle for their beef steaks.  There must be something loose in Denmark.  Who is it that has the “bulge” on the market?
    Smelter No. 3, was started up on the 6th, thus giving emplyment to twenty five men.  After a rest of over two months, the Smelter bell on the morning of the above date rung our in resonant tones the cheerful news.
    H.T. Sappington and family took the evening train of the 5th for Blandensville, Ill.  After a couple of weeks visiting, Tom will return to his Montana home, leaving his family on their old homestead in Illinois for the winter.
    On the 29th ult. Peter Gallagher’s hay stack, fences, etc. were burned up on his ranch about one mile below Melrose; a passing locomotive set fire to his meadow and from thence to his stacks and fences.  His loss is about $1,000.
    Our Glendale Dramatic Club will give an entertainment at the rink on New Year’s eve; the members thereof have been faithfully putting in their time in studying their parts in the drama to be presented for the first time in this place on that evening.
    The last week or two the weather has been all a person could reasonably ask for, but last night a change came over the scene; rain and snow was given us with a lavish hand.  Today the whole country is covered with its mantle of white and all the air is full of moisture.  Take it all in all, it makes a fellow feel as if his liver was out of fix, and that good sized blue mass pill would be the next best thing to take.

1886 DEC 17

What is, and isn’t Going on at the Camp.
Glendale, Dec. 16, 1886
To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
    Even the dogs growl at our new constable, whose given name is Moike.
    The query with some of the boys is what brought Ed Brevealt back to Glendale?
    All Missourians in this place are from Bladensville, Ill. And are therefore only half breeds.
    As a scenic artist, Henry Brown is away up.  He is at work on the scenery to be used at the rink by the Glendale dramatic club on New Year’s eve.
    On Tuesday last Will Eastman of Dillon was in town trying to unload some of his immense stock of goods; it was “nary” unload.  He will have to try, try again.
    Our photographer tells a hard tale on the last cold snap.  He says he left a pot of beans boiling on the stove at 10 o’clock at night and the next day at 7 o’clock a.m. they were frozen solid.  Next.
    O. Beal, Noah Siria and Wm. Hunt returned yesterday from a hunting trip; they killed four deer and brought in three, one having been stolen by some one feloniously inclined.  Noah says he will “sock it to ‘em” if he finds the guilty parties.
    Henry Knippenberg, H.W. Kappes, Geroge G. Earle, W.E. Wright, Dr. Raymond Mitchell, Ed Harvey and Charles Harvey have formed a mess club, and have located at the former home of Noah Armstrong.  They are fixed up quite cosily.
    Nothing going on; town’s dead; wind’s blowing like blue blazes and getting colder every moment; only one furnace running’ every body discouraged; money scarce’ remedy: Vote the democratic ticket and cutting the working man’s wages down fifty cents per day, assess him at the rate of $150.00 per year, selah!
    Word has reached here from Dubuke, Iowa, that Prof. Hepp, formerly of this place, died at the former place one day last week, after an illness of only two hours.  He formerly was leader of the Glendale cornet band and a better musician never filled that position.  He left here for California where he remained for about a year and then wandered back to his native city whence he was so suddenly called to his last home.  His sudden death has cast a gloon over the many friends that he left in this place.

1886 DEC 31

Rufe Patterson went to Melrose Monday morning, where he has accepted a position in the store of N Genereaux, who has recently moved down from Glendale.

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