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1888 JAN 06


The following officers were installed on Wednesday evening, at Glendale, in Bannack.

Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., by A. Coe, D.D., G.M.:
N.G. - Robert Bolton
V.G. - W.J. Schick
Secretary - H. Sterner
Treasurer - T. Robbins
Warden - James McCabe
R.S. to N.G. - W.T. Cook
R.S. to V.G. - A.C. Moe

To Beaverhead Pioneers

The record books of the Pioneers’ Society of Beaverhead County have arrived, and
also the lithographed certificates of membership.  Members of the society should now prepare sketches of their arrival in Montana and forward the same to Henry S. Pond, Recording Secretary of the Society, at Glendale.  These sketches should be prepared as soon as possible, in order that they may be placed in proper shape on the pages of the society’s record book before the meeting which is to be held on the 24th of next May.


The Hecla Company is erecting a large roaster to dispose of the large accumulation of flue dust.

The Hecla No. 3 furnace has been shut down for an indefinite time.

A merry sleighing party of young people went to Melrose on Wednesday evening.  They left Glendale in good condition, and returned in the “wee sma’ hours.”  It is not known how they got home, but it is presumed they were all O.K. as they are all G.T’s.

The Glendale lodge of Good Templers number nearly one hundred members, and it is accomplishing good work.

The business of the Glendale Post Office has increased to such an extent that the
Postmaster has employed two clerks.

Coasting is splendid and everybody is enjoying the fun and amusement.

1888 JAN 13

The Odd Fellows of Glendale are making preparations for an entertainment that will be given shortly.
The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, of Glendale, paid dividends aggregating $1,077,500.

I.O.O.F. Installation
The following officers of Occidental Encampment, No. 9, I.O.O.F., of Glendale, were installed on last Saturday night:
C.P .
J.W. Miller
W.T. Cook
    Sen. W.
Al. McDonald.
    Jon. W.
James McCabe
R. Bolton
R.T. Noyes

1888 JAN 20

Mrs. Geo. E. Tarbell has commenced suit against the Commissioners of Beaverhead

County for medical attendance and care of one of the sick and infirm at Lion City.


MARTIN - In Glendale, Montana, on Monday, Jan 16, 1888, after a short illness, of pneumonia, Thomas Martin, aged 37 years.
-Deceased was well known in this section, and had been a resident of Glendale for a
number of years.  He was buried Tuesday by his brother Odd Fellows of Glendale.

Hon. Joe A. Browne is down from Darling.
Geo. T. Boatman went to Glendale to attend the funeral of his son in law.

1888 JAN 27

J.B. Reynolds, formerly of Glendale, is keeping hotel at Stuart in Deer Lodge County.  He knows how to run a hotel, and people who stop at Stuart should make it a point to stop with J.B.R.
The statement is published that the production of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company at Glendale, for 1887, amounted to 457,712 ounces of silver, 132,866 pounds of copper, and 4,545,379 pounds of lead.

At a regular meeting of Apollo Lodge, No. 15, I.O.O.F. held Jan. 23, 1888, in
Dillon, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
WHEREAS, It is please Divine Providence to call to His heavenly home our late
brother, Thos. Martin, of Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., of Glendale, and
WHEREAS, it is but just that a fitting recognition of his zeal as an Odd Fellow
should be had, therefore be it 
Resolved, By Apollo Lodge, No. 15, Independent Order of Odd Fellow, of Dillon,

M.T., that while we bow with humble submission to the will of our Creator, we do not the less mourn for our brother who has been taken from us.
Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved family of the deceased and to the
sorrowing brothers of Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., our heartfelt sympathy, and
join with them in mourning for their loss of husband, father and brother.
Resolved, that we cherish the memory of our departed brother, who, while among us, had proved himself a worthy link in the chain of Odd Fellowship.
Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of this lodge;
one copy forwarded to Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F.: one copy transmitted to the
family of the deceased brother, and one copy be printed in the Dillon Tribune.

Committee on resolutions:
Chas. Hirschman
C.L. Thomsen
F.E. Defriez


A Mass meeting of the People of Beaverhead County.
To Be Held in Dillon on Tuesday Evening, January 31st.
The attempt now being made in Congress to dismember Montana Territory by annexing Beaverhead and Missoula County to Idaho Territory should not pass unnoticed or let

go by default.  Let Idaho and Washington quarrel over the “Pan Handle” country and

settle it as they can.  The people of Beaverhead and Missoula Counties want none of Idaho, nor do they want to be separated from Montana under any conditions whatever.
With a view giving an empathetic and untied public expression to the sentiments
entertained by the entire people of Beaverhead County upon this annexation

question, the undersigned unite in calling a Mass Meeting of their fellow citizens
to be held at the Opera House, in Dillon, on Tuesday  evening next, January 31st,
at 8 o’clock.
Let everyone interested in the welfare of Montana in general, and Beaverhead County particularly, be present at the Mass Meeting and assist in making the demonstration one that will forever settle the question of annexation to Idaho or the
dismemberment of peerless Montana.

B.F. White           
Joe A. Browne
Lawrence A. Brown
Thos. J. Galbraith
James Mauldin
Robt B. Smith
Joseph Shineberger
Joe B. Crow
Geo. W. Dart
O.E. Morse
Phil H. Poindexter
R.J. Moore
H. Knippenberg
Geo. Savage
I.M. Johnson
Wm. Roe
Geo. M. Brown
Robert N. Gray
W.M. Oliver
Geo. Staudaher
Robt. T. Wing
Phil Lovell
F.L. Graves
Geo. L. Batchelder
Ozias Willis
Samuel Ashbaugh
Gus. F. Graeter
John Innes
Fred Hopp
Sim Estes
Lon Pickett
Thos. M. Selway
H.D. Pickman
W.S. Barbour
Dan T. Chapman
J.R. Holden
John F. Bishop
G.W. Emerick
Thos. E. Jones
Thos. Lancey
J.E. Morse
Thos. Pierce
Mart. Barrett
Dave D. Reinhardt
David Lamont
Lou C. Fyhrie
Phil D. McGough
James Selway
Fidel Huber
Good T. Paul
W.C. Orr
Al. Noyes
Lambert Eliel
Harrison Brown
John Peate
Otho Klemm
Henry Burfeind
John C. Poindexter
T.W. Poindexter   
Wilson Wadams
Richard Deacon
James Mansfield
H.R. Melton
Chas. A. Noble
Ed Marlow
C.Y. Reeder
Adolf Eliel
Louis Kaufman
Dave E. Metlen
Chas. Bliven
Chas. Hirschman
J.H. Brenner
R.A. Reynolds
John Scolley
Craig Cornell
W.R. Gilbert
Al E. Graeter
Phil E. Poindexter
Geo. E. Tarbell
John R. Selway
W.W. Bentley
Nathaniel Axe
James Harby
Chris Burfeind
Lafe Scott
Frank Landon
James Kirkpatrick
Henry S. Pond
C.L. Thomsen
J.C. Wilson
Wm Bernstein
Wm Stodden
J.P. Fletcher
O.W.W. Rote
W.B. Carter
R.H. Selway
Arthur Sullivan
Al. D. Young
W.L. McIntosh
Louis Hansen
R.Z. Thomas
H. Henneberry
A.S. Rife
W.P. Layne
H.J. Burleigh
Frank E. Foote
J.H. Harfield
James Myers
W.H. Smead
Tom M. O’Connor
N.A. Stiles
W.S. Parke
Jas. Mackay
H.D. Brainard
Con Bray
Phil Shenon
Harvey Sullivan   
Isaac Cashmore
M.S. Herr
Terrence Flynn
Tim Callahan
R.C. Halliday
Rufe Mathews
W.A. Jones
Thos. F. Hamilton
Edwin Coffin
T.W. Poindexter, Jr.
Jos. Trimborn
E.H. Brundage
J.R. Wilson

1888 FEB 03

The anti-annexation meeting held at the Court House on Tuesday evening was largely attended - an evidence that the people of Beaverhead County are unanimous in remonstrating against the segregation of Beaverhead and Missoula counties and the annexing of them to Idaho.  The meeting was enthusiastic and the greatest harmony prevailed throughout the proceedings.  It was a popular demonstration against annexation, uttering the sentiments and expressing the conviction of the entire people of this county in opposition to the scheme to dismember Montana, and it was
especially significant in expressing the views of our own people on a question affecting their interests.  The proceedings, in detail, will be found on another
page, and they are of such a character as to be unmistakable in meaning.  No better
or more emphatic expression could have been give.  The speeches delivered were
replete with strong arguments and facts were presented that cannot be controverter, and the points, sentiments and utterances of the speakers were applauded and endorsed by a large audience present.  The remonstrance prepared to be forwarded to Congress covers, in all respects, the full grounds of opposition to the annexation scheme, and the denunciation of the pending measure of segregation cannot be mistaken or misconstrued.  It gives utterance and force to the unanimous sentiment of the people of the county, and as such will be entitled to careful consideration
at the hands of the Congress.  The remonstrance will be evidence that the people of Beaverhead County have not permitted the matter to go by default.  In addition, and to follow the remonstrance, the mass meeting authorized the circulation of an anti-annexation petitions in all parts of the county and selected active men in the different sections to obtain signatures.  The petition will follow the remonstrance.  The crystallized sentiment of the people of Beaverhead County on this annexation scheme is “united we stand, divided we fall.”  There is on division on the question, and we feel confident that the action taken will result in killing a measure that is repugnant to the people of this section of Montana.


Bannack Lodge, No. 3. I.O.O.F., at its last meeting acted upon and adopted the
following resolutions;
WHEREAS, Brother Thomas Martin, P.G., departed this life on the 16th day of Jan.,

1888; now, therefore, be it resolved by Bannack Lodge, No. 3, I.O.O.F., of

FIRST; That in the death of Brother Martin, the lodge has lost a member who was for many years a prominent and devoted Odd Fellow; one, who, as a private member, illustrated the principles of our fraternity, and, who, in the various official
positions, from time to time held by him, discharged the sacred trust committed to
him with zeal and fidelity.
SECOND; That we extend our sincere sympathies to the widow and children of our deceased Brother in their bereavement.
THIRD; That in token of our sorrow, our lodge room be draped with the usual emblems of mourning for thirty days.
FOURTH; That a certified copy hereof be furnished to the family of our deceased


A.L. Pickett
W.T. Cook


Notice For Final Proof

Land Office at Helena, M.T., Jan. 23, 1888
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his
intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that the said proof will
be made before H.R. Melton, probate judge of Beaverhead County, M.T., at Dillon,

Montana on March 5, 1888, viz; William Kinsella, Who made homestead application No. 1826 for the E ½ NE ¼ E ½ SE ¼ Sec. 22 Tp. 2S R9W.
He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and
cultivation of said land, viz: Peter P. Roth, Joseph Pear, William Bowe and
Benjamin Chester, all of Melrose, Mont.
S.W. Langhorne, Register.

Notice For Final Proof

Land Office at Helena, M.T., Jan. 23, 1888
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his
intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be
made before the H.R. Melton, Probate Judge, Beaverhead County, M.T., at Dillon, Mont., on March 5, 1888, viz: Peter P. Roth, Who made homestead application No. 1774 for the E ½ SE ¼ Sec. 34, Tp. 2S, R9W.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon,
and cultivation of said land, viz: William Kinsella, Joseph Pear, William Bowe and
Benjamin Chester, all of Melrose, Mont.
S.W. Langhorne, Register.


1888 FEB 10

Notice to Creditors
In the Probate Court of Beaverhead County, Montana Territory,
Estate of Thomas Martin, deceased.
Notice is hereby given to the creditors of and all persons having claims against
the deceased to exhibit them with the necessary vouchers, within four months after
the first publication of this notice, to Mary L. Martin,representing the said estate at Glendale, in said county, or to George T. Boatman, administrator of said estate at Dillon, in said county.
Mary L. Martin
Geo. T. Boatman, Administrator
February 10th, 1888

A Sad Affliction

The Butte Daily Inter Mountain says:
A gentleman from Melrose informs us of a sad affliction which has come to AmosPurdum of that place - an old and highly respected resident of Montana.  He has
become totally blind.  A year or more ago he was troubled with a cataract in the
left eye and spent six months in St. Louis having it treated by Dr. Green, a skilled specialist of that city.  Despite all efforts, however, his left eye became
blind, the only ability remaining being to distinguish between daylight and
darkness.  His right eye was still all right until about two weeks ago, when he
caught cold in it while making a trip to Glendale, resulting in total blindness. 

He has written to Dr. Green about it, but is given no hope.  Mr. Purdum is now closing out his mercantile business at Melrose, with the purpose of going to St. Louis again for treatment.

1888 FEB 24

Seybold. - On November 4th, 1887, Marion H. Seybold, aged 31 years.
Seybold. - On Feb. 15th, 1888, Dotson Seybold, aged 80 years, formerly of Illinois.
The deceased had been visiting his children in this county for the past year. 

After a useful life of over four score years he peacefully passed away, leaving an
aged wife, of 74 years, and five sons and three daughters to mourn the loss of an
affectionate husband and kind venerable father.

1888 MAR 02

J.H. Nesbitt, Mrs. Wadams and Miss Wadams, of Medicine Lodge, were in the city for a day.
Rufe Ferster pulled in from California today, showing evidence that he enjoyed himself while away.
Joe A. Browne, President of the Beaverhead County Pioneers’ Society, spent a couple
of days in the city.
Mrs. Joe C. Metlen, who has been very sick at San Francisco, is reported better,
and her speedy recovery is expected.
Joe C. Metlen and family are living at 1240 Mission Street, Can Francisco, Cal. 

Mrs. Metlen, who has been very sick, is recovering slowly.


The Dillon Method of Hanging a Man Being Adopted.
The methods in use in the county for executing a condemned person are freely
discussed and the old method of dropping a man through a trap door to kill him
quick is being discarded as too ancient and unreliable for modern use.  In some of the states, electrical batteries are sought to be substituted, and legislated into
use.  The Dillon method, put into practice by Sheriff Jones in the hanging of
Harding, is a quick, sure and reliable mode of execution, and its universal
adoption would be certain to be approved by everybody.  Harding was quickly
executed by dropping a heavy weight and elevating the man.  At Helena, Sheriff
Hathaway adopted the same method of execution in the hanging of Hart, and at Deer
Lodge, Sheriff Coleman adopted the same plan in executing Scott.  

of Scott the New North-West says:  “The rope used was the same one with which Harding was hung at Dillon.  It is a cotton rope, and is not considered as good as hemp, although it did its work perfectly.  The method now employed, of dropping a weight and elevating the man, is much superior to the old trap door, man drop

system.  It is simple certain and instantaneous.”

-List of Grand and Trial Jurors-
The spring term of District Court within and for Beaverhead County will commence on
Monday, March 19th, two weeks from next Monday.  Chief Justice McConnell will be the presiding Judge.  Grand Jurors are required to be present on the first day of
the term, and the Trial Jurors on the second.  The following is a list of the Grand and Trial Jurors for the term:

Grand Jurors

John C. Brenner
Geo. Woodworth
James Bateman
Alva J. Noyes
Arthur Sullivan
Chas. Herman
O.W. Owens
George Buck
Lars Hanson
John Anderson
David Evans
Jacob P. Fletcher
Wm. Bernstein
Wm. M. Knapp
Fred Hopp
Chas. Bliven
Joe A. Browne
Wm Pahnish
L.M. Morrison
Gerhard Albers

Trial Jurors

Leander Goetschius
I.H. Hatfield
Jacob Hartwig
M. Berger
Alonza G. Burnett
Al Decker
W.R. Billings
Al D. Young
H. Knippenberg
H.M. Kissick
Allen Black
J.H. Cowan
John Carhart
John T, Dingley
Martin L. Walters
Ozias Willis
Al. E. Graeter
Chas Hirschman
Chas E. Cox
John Hardisty
John Wenger
James Edie
Dan T. Chapman
Elmer Black
Chris Burfeind
J.R. Ford
A.L. Jones
James M. King
E.H. Brundage
J.C. Engle

1888 MAR 09

The current year opened auspiciously for lead miners.  Lead is at present
commanding a higher price than it has for a long time past.  In silver mining in
Southern Montana the production of lead is great, making lead an important factor
in sustaining and aiding the product silver.  The silver-lead ores of Glendale and
Argenta districts in Beaverhead County, and the Sheridan districts in Madison County, and the Nicholia district in Eastern Idaho, are made more valuable and
marketable when the price of the base metal is high enough to pay for its production and leave a margin to be credited to depressed silver.  The Salt Lake
Tribune reviews the outlook for lead mining and says that lead is advancing in
price, and thought we are not informed of the reason, we believe it is because the
production is falling.  The great deposits of Nevada, which supplied the market for
years, are yielding now only a small fraction of what they did.  The ores of Colorado seem to grow dry as they go down; it takes more tons to make a ton of base bullion; Arizona is decreasing in its yield:  Montana is no more than holding its own, and the same may be said of Idaho, though Northern Idaho will probably begin to yield more heavily during the coming summer.  The consumption of lead during the
past few years has quadrupled, and the demand is growing greater and greater every day.  It looks as though men owning lead mines in Montana and elsewhere have more
to hope for during 1888 than they have for several years past.  In Montana there are immense lead leads, low grade in silver, that have not been developed much yet.
The Tribune closes is review of the outlook for lead mining as follows:  “What we are aiming at in this article is to inform men who own lead mines that we believe
they will make more money by working their mines this year than they have in several previous years.  We do not believe the tariff as it applies to lead is going to be changed, and at present prices there should be a profit in working
carefully the average low grade lead ores of this region.”

Miss Olga Tarbell’s birthday only comes once in four years, Leap Year, February
29th.  Miss Olga was the recipient of two parties given on her last birthday, in
the afternoon and evening, and she desires to assure all friends that she will
never forget the pleasant occasions.
Assessor Lon Pickett was down from Glendale.  Lon had scalded his left hand.  Tom
and Charlie were induced to alleviate the suffering of the patient, and others
kindly assisted, and all were “sold.”  Mr. Pickett’s traveling expenses were paid
back to Glendale, and it is hoped he will take a rest until he learns how to behave himself.
H.T. Sappington was appointed supervisor of road district No. 6.

1888 MAR 16

Pioneers’ Meeting
The members of the Pioneer’s Society of Beaverhead County will hold a meeting at
the Court house on next Friday evening, March 23rd.  The meeting is called for the
purpose of making arrangements for celebrating the first annual meeting of the
society on the 24th of next May, and arranging a program of exercises for that occasion.  In addition the special meeting will act upon applications for
membership into the society according to its by-laws, and honorary members will be presented and elected.  It is hoped that a full attendance will be present, and as
many of the pioneers as can attend the meeting should do so.

1888 MAR 23

The Grand Jury for the term is as follows:  Joe A. Browne, foreman, Big Hole

Valley; John C. Brenner and O.W. Owens, of Horse Prairie; Al J. Noyes, Geo

Woodworth and Chas. Herman, of Big Hole Basin; David Evans, of Glendale; Fred Hopp,

of Birch Creek; J.P. Fletcher, of Rattlesnake; Wm. Bernstein, of Spring Hill; Wm

Pahnish, of Bannack; George Buck, of Red Rock; William M. Knapp, of Dillon; Arthur

Sullivan and Gerhard Albers, of Beaverhead Valley; L.M. Morrison, of Spring Hill.
On Wednesday the Trial Jurors were called and the following were sworn for the

term:  Dan T. Chapman, Leander Goetschius, Richard Deacon, A.F. Jones, Charles

Hirschman, Chris Burfeind, I.H. Hatfield, Chas. E Cox, John T Dingley and Jos. H.

Cowan, of Dillon;  Ozias Willis, Jacob Hartwig and Mart L. Walters. Of Birch Creek;

John Hardisty of Glendale;  Al. E. Graeter and Elmer Black, of Rattlesnake; John

Jack and W.R. Billings, of Bannack;  Allen Black and J.C. Engle, of Beaverhead

Valley; James M. King, of Argenta; M. Berger, of Spring Hill; H.M. Kissick, of

Medicine Lodge.
The case of Mrs. Geo. E. Tarbell vs. the Commissioners of Beaverhead County is set

for trial tomorrow, Saturday.

1888 MAR 30

Notice For Final Proof
Land Office at Helena, Mont.,
March 9, 1888
Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his

intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be

make before the clerk of the district court in and for Beaverhead County, M.T., at

Dillon, Mont., on April 21, 1888, viz: Robert L. Foster.
Who made pre-emption D.S. No. 73737 for the SE ¼ SW ¼ E ½ MW ¼; NE ¼ SW ¼ Sec. 23,

Tp 3 S, R. 9 W.
He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and

cultivation of said land, viz: Joseph A. Browne, Peter Gallagher, Jasper Stacy and

James H. Mitchell, all of Melrose, Mont.
S.W. Langhorne, Register.

1888 MAR 30


List of the members of the Republican and Democratic Committees.
The final work in opening of the political campaign in Montana will be meetings of

the Central Committees of the two parties.  The Democrats will elect two delegates

to the National Democratic Convention which meets at St. Louis on Tuesday, June

11th.  The meeting of the Republican Committee will be for the purpose of calling a

Territorial Convention to elect two delegates to the National Republican Convention

that is to assemble at Chicago on Tuesday, June 19th.  In addition, when the

respective committees meet they will probably name the place, fix the time and

apportion the delegates for the Territorial Conventions to be called for the

purpose of nominating candidates for Delegate to Congress.
The following are the members of the committees of both parties from each county in

the Territory:

Lewis and Clark - Isaac D. McCutcheon, chairman, of Helena.
Beaverhead - Henry Knippenberg, of Glendale.
Choteau - Jerry Sullivan, of Fort Benton.
Dawson - H.J. Haskell, of Glendive.
Deer Lodge - Jas. H. Mills, of Deer Lodge City.
Fergus - John M. Vrooman, of Maiden.
Gallatin - James Berg, of Bozeman.
Jefferson - Hiram Cook, of Boulder.
Park - New County - vacancy.
Madison - R.O. Hickman, of Virginia City.
Meagher - L. Rotwitt, of White Sulpher Springs.
Missoula - Frank L. Worden, on Missoula.
Silver Bow - P.R. Dolman, of Butte.
Yellowstone - Walter Matheson, of Billings.

The case of Mrs. Geo. E. Tarbell against the Commissioners of Beaverhead County was

tried before the Judge without a jury, and the case was decided against the

plaintiff.  A motion for a new trial was given, and proceedings stayed for twenty


1888 MAR 30


The Beaverhead Pioneers Get Together to Make Arrangements for their First Annual

In pursuance of the call of President Joe A. Browne, of the Pioneers’ Society of
Beaverhead County, a special meeting of Pioneers was held at the Court House on Monday evening, at which there was a good attendance.
The principal object of the meeting was to make preparations for the proper celebration of the society’s first annual meeting, which is to be held in Dillon on
Thursday, the 24th of next May.
In the absence of Recording Secretary Pond, Robt. T. Wing was chosen recording secretary, pro tem.
Section twelve was added to the society’s by-laws.  It provides for the election of
honorary members.
The committee to make arrangements for the first annual meeting and prepare a program was selected as follows: Geo. W. Dart, W.B. Carter, Wm. Roe, Joe A. Browne, John R. Wilson, Geo. M. Brown, and O.W.W. Rote.
R.T. Wing, G.M. Brown and J.P. Fletcher were appointed a committee to propose the
names of Pioneers for election to honorary membership.  The committee reported the names of the following Pioneers, living outside of Beaverhead County, and they were
elected honorary members of the society:
Dr. E.D. Leavitt
J. Tom Connor
Con. Kohrs
Granville Stuart
Col. W.W. DeLacey
Wilbur F. Sanders
S.T. Hauser
Frank Worden
Wash. Stapleton
Joe C. Keppler
W.Y. Pemberton
Nat. Davis
W.A. Clark
F.E. Curtis
C.A. Broadwater
John Potter
Lou P. Smith

The Corresponding Secretary was directed to notify each honorary member elected and to furnish each with a certificate of membership of the society.
Robt. T. Wing was selected to issue invitations to the meeting in May.
Pioneers of 1862-3-4
autographed on the record book of the society with their
names, their arrival in Montana.  Thus far Pennsylvania is in the lead as the place of nativity.
The manner of celebrating in May was discussed to some extent, after which the
meeting adjourned to meet on Thursday, May 24th, 1888.

Lon Pickett was down from Glendale, but he didn’t succeed in getting one in on Tom Jones this time.
Judge Thomas, of Glendale, was in the city.  The Judge looks as though he would
last another quarter of a century.
Geo. W. Bee
hrer, whose post office address is Willis, is a model newspaper
subscriber.  George paid his subscription nearly two years in advance, and that’s
the kind of subscriber the Tribune hopes will live a thousand years.


1888 APR 13

In the Probate Court, of the County of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana.
In the matter of the estate of A.M. Morrison, deceased, having filed his petition herein praying for an order of sale of the real estate, of said decedent, the
purposes therein set forth;
It is therefore ordered by the Judge of said Probate Court, that all persons
interested in the estate of the deceased, appear before the said Probate Court on
the 16th day of April, A.D. 1888, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon of said day, at the
court room of said Probate Court at the Court House in Dillon, County of Beaverhead to show, cause why an order should not be granted to the said administrator to sell so much of the real estate of the said deceased A.M. Morrison as shall be necessary.
And that a copy of this order be published at least four successive weeks in the
Dillon Tribune, a newspaper printed and published in said Dillon, County of Beaverhead, Montana Territory.
Henry R. Melton,
Probate Judge
Dated March 16, 1888

1888 APR 20

The Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, at Glendale, wants teams and wood choppers to do contract work.


Teams and wood choppers can find and secure plenty of contract work for the summer and fall, also teams can secure contracts for hauling charcoal, coke and bullion. 

We want 2000 cords of wood, and 2000 mining timbers.  Apply early.Hecla Con. Mining Company Glendale, Mont.

Church News
At Grace M.E. Church, on next Tuesday evening, Mrs. Geo. E. Tarbell will deliver a lecture on “Russian Life and Exiles in Siberia.”  The lecture will commence at 8 o’clock, sharp.  The proceeds will be for the benefit of Grace Church, and a price of admission of fifty cents will be charged.

One sorrel filly, 3 years old, branded on left shoulder.  Owner requested to prove property, pay charges and take her away.
FRANK TATE, Glendale, Mont.

1888 APR 27

Operations of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company
Salt Lake Tribune:

The HeclaConsolidated Mining Company is increasing its plant at Glendale by a large addition of a furnace to dispose of the large accumulation of flue dust.  This smelter has always produced a large amount of dust and it has always been much work to put it into shape to do through the furnaces again and extract the metals.  The roaster has been put in at a cost of over $5,000, and the fine dust is to be handled in this.  At present two of the three twenty ton stacks are being run and over nine tons of bullion is shipped out per day.  After a few days the shipments by the company over the Union Pacific will average twenty tons of coke shipped in and ten tons of bullion sent during the balance of the season. 

Coke is being brought in to pile up a stack of 1,000 tons.  The smelter is using ten tons of coke per day at a cost of $16.64 at the track at Melrose, making the cost laid down at the furnaces about $19 per ton.  Charcoal is being used at a rate of 100,000 bushels per month at a cost of twelve cents.  The company owns and operates thirty eight kilns, besides purchasing of Italians who burn charcoal in pits and deliver it at eleven cents for each bushel.  This year the company will use well on to 1,000,000 bushels of charcoal.

[The Tribune published a list of the men available for nomination for the different
county offices, but did not say they were “aspirants” for the positions.Mr. Knippenberg is an available candidate for the office named, but Mr. Knippenberg is
not an aspirant for it.  If any Democrat of Republican mentioned desires to repudiate the insinuation that he is timber for the nomination, or that he is an aspirant, the columns of the Tribune are open, and his name, as an evidence of genuineness, is all that is required.  Mr. Knippenberg’s letter - (vigorous strokes
from a Stalwart) - is as follows: - Ed. Tribune]

Glendale, Mont., April 23, 1888

To the Editor of the Dillon Tribune:
Dear Sir:  I notice in you issue of April 20th that my name is mentioned as one of
the “aspirants” for the Council.  Let me say now and always that there is no office
within the gift of the American people, either by election of appointment, that I
would accept.  I am a Republican - a “Stalwart,” if you please - and shall in every honorable way work for the success of the party that saved our grand country from the destruction so earnestly sought in the “late” Democratic rebellion and from the party that is now again seeking to destroy it by its free trade heresy, the success
of which means, in plain English, to make pampers of our laboring men, and the closing up of every industry of the land, in order to help England, “you know.”
                    Yours, truly,
                    H. Knippenberg

Real Estate Transfers and Quartz Claims Recorded

During the week the following real estate transfers and quartz claims have been recorded;

Thos. F. Barrett, Et. Ux., Martin Barrett, eighty acres of land in township 9, range 12 west.

M.E. Bray to M.L. Cavanaugh, the Moonlight lode in the Montana district.

Thos. F. Barrett to Nancy Burnett, on half interest in water ditch on Horse Prairie.
The Crown Point Lode, in Montana district, located by W.T. Anderson, et. Al.
The Park View Lode, in Vipond district, located by David and Jacob B. Terry.

1888 MAY 04

District Court will commence in Butte next Monday with Judge DeWolfe presiding. 

The term will be a long one.  It is stated that the United States cases and the
criminal cases will occupy the most time of the term of the court.  Chas. A. Clayton will be tried at the term for the murder of J.Z. Maddux.  The murder was
committed near Melrose in August of last year.


The Call for the First Annual Meeting of the Society to be Held on Tuesday, May 24th.
At the organization of the Pioneer’s Society of Beaverhead County, in October, 1887, it was resolved to hold the first annual meeting of the society in Dillon on

Thursday, May 24th, 1888, and in compliance with that resolution the meeting is
hereby call for that date.
It is requested that as full an attendance of the active members of the society be
present at the meeting as possible, in order to perfect the society’s records and have the pioneers sketches properly arranged and placed on the record book for
preservation.  The honorary members of the society are cordially invited to be inattendance, by their companionship lend additional interest to our inaugurating
annual meet.
The objects of our society are well understood.  It is a social organization, aiming as its first object the preservation of the pioneers records of its members - the men who were first to settle and transfer this part of Montana from Indian rule and occupancy to the supremacy of the white man and the influences of Christian civilization.  It is an organization that will be preserved and upheld by others when the last one of the present members has passed away, and turned his pioneer record over for preservation.
The assembling of the society will be an event long to be remembered by each member, as it is especially desirable that every member of the society and every pioneer in Beaverhead County eligible to membership to present.  Invitations will be issued and the order of exercises announced hereafter.
Joe A. Browne, President

Jos. Arbour came down from Argenta and went to Lion City, where he will open sampling rooms.
County Attorney Barbour was at Glendale on Tuesday to prosecute A.M. Leabro, for killing an elk out of season.  The case was tried by a jury before Justice Thomas. 

Leabro was found guilty and fined $30 and costs, amounting in all to $99.  The defendant appealed his case to the District Court.
Assessor Lon Pickett was down from Glendale, and it was noticed that he had his hand out of a sling.


Davis - At Glendale, Montana, April 10th, of lung fever, Harry E., youngest child
of T.H. and Rachie J. Davis, aged three years and six months.

1888 MAY 11

O.W.W. Rote and wife, sold to the trustees of Hecla Lodge, I.O.G.T., Lot 22, in
block 6, in Glendale.

Fatal Result of an Accident at the Hecla Concentrator
From a gentleman from Glendale we learn than on Monday afternoon while Hanson
Peterson was trying to put a belt on a pulley at the Hecla Concentrator, at
Greenwood, he used one of his feet to keep the belt on while the machinery was in motion.  Peterson’s foot was caught between the belt and pulley, and he was thrown
from the scaffold on which he was standing a distance of nearly fifteen feet to the floor underneath.  He received a concussion of the brain and spine, from which he
died early the next morning.  The deceased was a Norwegian by birth, and leaves a wife and one child.

1888 MAY 18

There will be a grand ball given at the Glendale rink on Tuesday evening, May 22nd, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Pickett.  A free supper will be served at the Glendale Hotel, to which all friends are cordially invited.

In the District Court, at Butte, on next Monday, the trial of Chas. A. Clayton for the murder of Z.C. Maddux, near Melrose, will commence.  A large number of witnesses will testify in the case.


Blain the Choice of the Beaverhead Republicans for President.
In accordance with the call issued by Chairman White, of the County Republican Central Committee, the County Republican Convention to elect delegates to the Livingston Convention met at City Hall on Wednesday.
There was not a full attendance of delegates from the different precincts of the county present.
On motion, H.J. Burleigh was elected Chairman of the Convention, and W.H. Smead was chosen Secretary.  The chairman appointed a committee on credentials and then the Convention took a recess for ten minutes.

On the Convention being called to order after the recess, the committee on credentials reported the following delegates entitled to seats:  D.F. Reinhardt,

W.H. Smead, H. Burfeind, H.J. Burleigh and R.C. Halliday, of Dillon; A.O. Rose, of

Spring Hill;  James H. Mackay, of Argenta; Geo. E. Tarbell, of Lion City; H.A.

Wood, of Glendale.
The report of the committee was adopted, and the Convention elected the following
delegates and alternates:
H.J. Burleigh                Geo. E. Tarbell
H.D. Pickman            D.F. Reinhardt
James H. Mackay            A.C. Witter
H.A. Wood                H.W. Kappes
The convention decided to send the delegates to the Territorial Convention
uninstructed as to any candidate.  A vote was taken to ascertain the preferences of
the Convention for Presidential candidates, which resulted in an overwhelming majority for James G. Blaine as the second choice.  The Convention having accomplished its object adjourned.


LEAVITT - At Glendale, Mont., on May 17th, 1888, at 2:20 o’clock p.m., of pneumonia, Dannie, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. E.D. Leavitt.

1888 MAY 25


The First Annual Meeting of the Pioneers of Beaverhead County.
In pursuance of the call issued by President Joe A. Browne, the Pioneers’ Society of Beaverhead County held its first annual meeting at the Court House on Thursday,

May 24th, 1888.
President Browne called the Pioneers to order, the Recording Secretary Pond read the call for the First Annual Meeting of the society.  The attendance was good, three-fourths of the enrolled members of the society answering to roll call.

Judge Caleb E. Irvine, of Butte, a pioneer of 1851, and Joe C. Keppler, of Anaconda
were pioneers living outside of the county were at the meeting.  Pioneers were present from Bannack, Horse Prairie, Argenta, Birch Creek, Glendale, the Beaverhead Valley and Dillon.
The secretary read letters from the following active and honorary members of the society, regretting their inability to be present:  Martin Barrett, of Horse Prairie: Phil Shenon, of Bannack; Col. Walter DeLacey, of Helena; Hon. W.A. Clark, of Butte; Col. C.A. Broadwater, of Helena; W.Y. Pemberton, of Butte, and J. Tom Connor, Virginia City.
An appropriate poem from Mrs. F.A. Reynolds, of the Big Hole Valley, was read and well received.
A handsome society banner, the work of Mrs. Phil Lovell was presented.  A vote of thanks was tendered Mrs. Lovell for the elegant banner.
Much of the time of meeting was occupied in transacting society business.  The autographing of members on the record book and receiving of personal sketches for recording was attended to.
A resolution was passed requesting all ladies of Beaverhead County prior to May 24th, 1864, to prepare sketches for recording the society’s record book. A recess was taken in order that Mr. Weenink, the photographic artist, might take the pioneers.  The members assembled on the Court House ground, and the artist succeeded in getting a good negative of the group.  When the pictures are finished they will be excellent, and the pioneers will take a large number.
An evening session was held, devoted to finishing the business of the meeting. After considerable discussion, often taking the shape of a genuine pioneer pow-wow, a “Beaverhead” was suggested as the emblem of the society’s badge.  On motion, the “whole beaver” was adopted, as the beaver without the tail would be like the play of Hamlet with Hamlet left out.
On motion, the officers of the society elected at is organization, were continued
in office until the next annual meeting.  The society’s officers are:
President - Joe A. Browne, Big Hole Valley:
Vice President - Gus F. Graeter, Bannack; Treasurer - Phil Lovell, Beaverhead Valley;
Corresponding Secretary - John R. Wilson,

Recording Secretary - Henry S. Pond,

Assistant Recording Secretary - Robert T. Wing, Dillon.
After the adjournment of the meeting of the society, and about ten o’clock last night, the members sat down to a bountiful banquet at the Corrine Hotel.  One thing lacking was the presence of the wives of about thirty pioneers.  Of course the few “young” and wifeless members of the society could not be expected to bring an article they did not possess; but there was no excuse for the married men leaving their wives at home.  This neglect of the ladies will be attended to in the future, and the three single members of the society resolved themselves into a select committee to see that the ladies are not ignored and neglected at the next meeting.

 The supper was greatly enjoyed and a spirit of mutual good fellowship prevailed. 

The meeting was a cordial re-union of the pioneers, and now as a society is strongly organized its future meetings will become notable social gatherings.

The Pickett Party
The party given at Glendale, on Tuesday evening to celebrate the fifth anniversary
of the wedding of Mr. And Mrs. Lon Pickett, was a very enjoyable affair.  The ball at the rink was well attended and the banquet spread at the Glendale Hotel was excellent.  Those who were present spent a highly enjoyable evening.  The following Dillonites attended the party: Mr. and Mrs. Phil McGough, Miss Blanche McGough, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Halliday, Mr. and Mrs. Will P. Layne, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Barbour, Mrs. Padley, Adolfe Eliel and Miss Birdie Metlen, T.W. Poindexter and Miss Louise Cummins, W.A. Jones and Miss Jessie Cummins and Rufe Ferster.


Clayton Found Guilty at Midnight on Wednesday at Butte.
The trial of Chas. A. Clayton for the murder of Z. Maddux was finished in the District Court at Butte on Wednesday night.  At midnight the jury reached a verdict and court was convened.  Mr. Dewitt and Mr. Pemberton were the only counsel present.  The verdict when read by the Clerk was, “Guilty of murder in second degree.”  The jury was to affix the penalty but left this to the discretion of the Court.  They were not polled as the counsel waived this right.  The result is entirely a surprise as nearly everyone looked for a verdict of justifiable homicide
or a hung jury.  But this shows the skill of Mr. Stapleton’s closing address, which traversed every point, made by the defendant’s counsel in their powerful speeches and exposed the weak points in the defendant’s case with calm but pitiless accuracy.

1888 JUN 01

Teal - At Glendale, Mont., May 25, 1888, to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H. Teal, a daughter.

Strayed or Stolen
Strayed or stolen from Melrose, three work horses, described as follows; One bay
horse, branded “H” on left thigh; one brown horse, branded “HC” on left shoulder; one white horse, branded “-” on left thigh.  A liberal reward will be paid for the recovery of the horses.
C.S. Kassmessen, Melrose

1888 JUN 08

Teams and wood choppers can find and secure plenty of contract work for the summer and fall, also teams can secure contracts for hauling charcoal, coke and bullion. 

We want 2000 cords of wood and 2000 mining timbers.  Apply early.

Hecla Con. Mining Company
Glendale, Mont.

Assessing Dillon
Assessor Lon Pickett is in the city, subsisting on Dillon delicacies.  The prepared food of the first class hash foundries of Dillon appears to agree with Mr. Pickett greatly, notwithstanding he runs the hotel at Glendale.  While in the city for the ensuing week Assessor Pickett will ascertain the individual and incorporated wealth of Dillon, for taxable intents and purposes.  In truth, we are pained to announce that assessing is Pickett’s object, and if he succeeds in making a cold-blooded assessment of Dillon the aggregate footings up over the last year will astonish the mossbacks and pilgrims who are waxing fat and getting rich in this vicinity.

Card of Thanks
I desire to express my sincere thanks to the people of Glendale, Lion City and vicinity, who so munificently contributed towards the expenses of my husband’s funeral, and also for the incidental family expenses.  And for their kind sympathy in my great bereavement.  And most especially to Mr. Knippenberg for his sympathy and financial help when I was most in need of the same.

Mrs. Hans Peterson

1888 JUN 15

George E. Tarbell came before the Board with a petition asking a reconsideration of
their action in rejecting a bill of Mrs. Tarbell at the December, 1887, session amounting to $897, for care of John O’Neil for 76 days.  After due consideration the Board decided not to re-open this case as Mr. Tarbell had appealed the case to the District Court and had not previously indicated  any desire to compromise.

Sheriff Jones has appointed “Doc” Vinson, of Glendale, undersheriff.
Assessor Lon Pickett is making a close clean up of the taxable property in Dillon.
Dr. J.C. Leonard, dentist, has gone to Glendale.  He will return to Dillon in about three weeks to practice his profession.

1888 JUN 29

BRUNDAGE - DUNCAN.  On Tuesday evening, June 26th, 1888, at the residence of the bride’s mother, near Sheridan, by Rev. G.D. King of Grace Church at Virginia City, Everett H. Brundage and Miss Margaret C Duncan.

Only the relatives of the parties united were present at the wedding.  After the ceremony an elegant wedding supper was served.  The bride, a daughter of the late Rev. Hugh Duncan, is an estimable young lady, highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.  The groom is well known and has been connected with the Tribune for the past two years.  The happy couple is at their home in Dillon.  On Thursday evening a reception was given the bride and groom at the residence of Mr. Robt. B. Smith. 

A large number of their friends were present to extend congratulations and well wishes to the young couple.  The brass band rendered fine music, and after partaking of excellent refreshments and enjoying a very pleasant evening the company dispersed about twelve o’clock.  A host of friends untie in extending to the newly wedded pair congratulations.  May happiness, peace, plenty and prosperity attend them, and an ocean of gladness and sunshine ever illume their happy home.

1888 JUL 06

The partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Vance and Barth is this day dissolved by mutual consent.  Ed Vance assuming all liabilities and will
collect all accounts due said firm.



A Little Boy Killed by Lightning at Melrose.
We learn the particulars of an accidental death from lightning that occurred at Melrose on Sunday, the 24th of June.  At about 4 o’clock on that afternoon there was a lightning and rain storm which passed over that place.  At the residence of
Mr. Chester his little boy was laying on the carpet at play.  Mrs. Chester had just been thinking and was glad that she was out in the mountains, away from all danger of lightning, when there came a terrible flash of lightning and a clash of thunder.

The mother saw a ball of fire dancing over her child as he lay on the floor.  Her eyes were blinked for a while, but as soon as she could see she went to her boy on the floor, and tried to rouse him, but the little boy did not arouse until late that night, when he asked for bread and milk, which was fed to him.  He said, “See my poor hands.  I never can throw any more rocks.”  He died on Monday morning.  The house was all shut up at the time of the accident.  The boy’s underclothing was burned by the lightning, his face burned and every button on his shoes torn off, and the sole on one shoe entirely torn off.  The carpet was not scorched, but the straw under it was burned and the floor.  The neighboring women ran into the house after the lightning had struck it, and finding the boy’s clothes on fire tore them off.

1888 JUL 20

Installation of I.O.O.F. Officers
At a regular meeting of Occidental Encampment, No. 7, I.O.O.F., held last Monday night at Glendale, the following officers were installed by J.W. Miller, D.D.G.

    C.T. - R.T. Noyes
    H.T. - James McCabe
    S. Warden - W.T. Cook
    Scribe - A.C. Moe
    Junior Warden - Al McDonnell
    Treasurer - J.W. Miller

1888 JUL 27

Inquiry having been made as to the gentlemen who constitute the Democratic and Republican Central Committees of Beaverhead County, we publish the names of the respective committeemen for the edification of all interested:
At the County Democratic Convention, held in Dillon on August 21st, 1886, the following County Central Committee was chosen to surveyor the ensuing two years:
W.B. Carter, chairman, of Dillon; Wm. Roe, of Bannack; Dr. H. Schmalhausen, of Glendale; Dan T. Chapman, and Phil H. Poindexter, of Dillon; Lafe Scott, of Argenta; W.L. McIntosh, of Red Rock.  Dr. Schmalhausen having removed to Virginia
City there is a vacancy in the Democratic committee.

At the County Republican Convention held in Dillon on September 11th, 1886, the following County Central Committee was chosen to serve for the ensuing two years:

H. Knippenberg, chairman, of Glendale; B.F. White and J.E. Morse, of Dillon; J.W.
Scott, of Red Rock; W.G. Phillips, of Bannack; Geo. E. Tarbell, of Lion City; A.C. Witter, of Argenta.

California Excursions
On the 15th of each month the Union Pacific will sell excursion tickets to San Francisco and return from Butte, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Garrison, Melrose and Dillon, Mont., at the following rates:  Going and returning via Ogden, $75; going via Portland (either by rail or steamer between Portland and San Francisco) and returning via Ogden, or vice versa, $90.  From above Montana points to Los Angeles and return, going and returning via Ogden, $85.  All the above rates include a side trip, Salt Lake City and Garfield Beach without extra charge.  Tickets good sixty days going and six months from date of issue returning.


The is a report of wife beating case at Melrose.  The wife, in self defense, shot at her husband, but further particulars are not reliable enough to publish.
Prickly Ash Bitters warm up and invigorate the stomach, improves and strengthens the digestive organs, opens the pores, promotes perspiration, and equalizes the circulation.  As a corrector of a disordered system there is nothing to equal it.
W.B. Carter, chairman of the County Democratic Central Committee, having resigned the position, Dan T. Chapman has been chosen chairman of the committee.  The two vacancies on the committee have been filled by the appointment of John Bergman, of Glendale, and W.T. Eastman, of Dillon.

1888 AUG 10

Death of County Commissioner Johnson

    We are pained to announce the death of County Commissioner I.M.     Johnson.  He died at Glendale on Tuesday, the 7th inst.  No     particulars of his death have been received in Dillon.  He was     about fifty-six years old.  The deceased was well known in     Beaverhead County, and especially at Glendale.  He was elected as County Commissioner at the last election, and he enjoyed the confidence and  esteem, and he enjoyed the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens.  The deceased left a wife     and three daughters to mourn his loss.  The vacancy on the Board of County   Commissioners, created by the death of Mr. Johnson, will be filled by   an   appointment by Probate Judge Melton until the next election, when a  Commissioner will be elected for the remainder of the term.
1888 AUG 17


Official Synopsis of the Proceedings of the Special Meeting

Dillon, Montana. Aug 13th, 1888
The Board of County Commissioners of Beaverhead County, Montana, met in special session, pursuant to published notice, at the County Clerk’s office, Dillon, Montana, at 10:30 a.m.  Present, Geo. M. Brown and W.M. Oliver, Commissioners and Phil D. McGough, Clerk.
The following resolution was, on motion, adopted:
WHEREAS, We have learned with sorrow of the death of Mr. I.M. Johnson, of Glendale,and esteemed member of this Board, and a worthy and valued citizen of our County. 

Therefore, be it, 

Resolved, that in the death of Commissioner Johnson the Board loses an active and energetic member and the people lose a faithful and impartial public servant.

Resolved, That we extend to the widow and children of the deceased member our
sincere condolence in their bereavement.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family of the deceased brother Commissioner.

Geo. M. Brown, Chairman
Watson M. Oliver, Commissioner.

1888 AUG 31


The Term Will Commence on Monday, September 17th - The Grand and Trial Jurors
The September term of the District Court in and for Beaverhead County, will
commence two weeks from next Monday, with Chief Justice O’Connell, presiding. 

The following are the Grand and Trial Jurors for the term:

Samuel Ashaugh
Benjamin Bond
Geo. F. Boatman
J.H. Freyschlag
John A. Smith
Anton H. Jackson
R.N. Gray
Thos. Sappington
W.L. McIntosh
M.S. Herr
Henry Garrett
D.W. Noble
R.A. Reynolds
Henry Cushing, Sr.
Thos. H. Harrington
Wm. H. Garland
James D. Fox
John Wells, Sr.
F.W. Schenck
E.S. Ball

August Reichle
C.R. Stanfield
J.V. Seybold
T.M. O’Conner
A.G. Stanley
Geo. Poindexter
Josephus Rich
Henry S. Pond
Jas. McLaughlin
W.H. Oliver
LaFayette Scott
John Peate
John C. Scolley
Anton Poulson
Chas. M. McIntosh
C.E. Robbins
W.C. Vipond
Wm. Smith
Geo. E. Smith
T.M. Selway
Frank Landon
Frank Slader
Patrick Martin
Wm. T. Mauldin
J.C. Poindexter
E.P. Tucker
S. Summers
Geo. Wall
Wm. Stodden
J.C. Metlen

Meeting of the County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners will meet next Monday in regular session. The
session will be a busy one and it is liable to be more then usually long.  Matters of more than common interest will be disposed of in addition to the usual settlement of claims against the county.  The vacancy in the Board created by the death of Commissioner Johnson has been filled by Probate Judge Melton appointing
Geo. M. Connick, of Glendale.  Mr. Connick will probably accept.  During the
session of the Board the proposition thrice recommended by Grand Juries of this county bill be favorably acted upon.  That proposition is to submit to the qualified electors of Beaverhead County, at the next election, for ratification or rejection, the building of a new Court House in Dillon.

1888 SEP 07

Men and Teams Wanted
At Vipond’s Park, ten miles from Glendale, 30 men to haul and cut wood and work around a saw mill.  Wages $40 per month.  Steady employment.  Teams to be paid according to work done.
Call on or address, H.W. Chase, Glendale.

1888 SEP 28

A letter from Salmon City says that Harry Alward, indicted for forgery, escaped from the Lemhi county jail the evening before his trial was to have commenced. 

Alward is well known at Virginia City, Bozeman, Glendale and Dillon.  Sheriff Miller, of Lemhi County, Idaho, offers a reward of $500 for the apprehension of Alward.

1888 OCT 05

The proposition which has been submitted to the Board of County Commissioners to
the qualified electors of Beaverhead County at the November election asking the authorizing of a loan of $40,000 to build a new Court House, only has to be explained when it will be so thoroughly understood that it will be ratified by a large majority of the voters of the county.  The necessity of having a new Court House has been so pointedly and emphatically and repeatedly urged by Grand Juries that there can be no question but that a new building is demanded.  The present old, rickety, leaky, smoky and unsafe building has served its time as a school house and  as a make shift court house.  There is not a term of District Court held but citizens from all parts of the county protest against the old edifice now in use, and denounce the old trap as unfit for court purposes.  These men speak from experience which they obtain while attempting to perform the duties which lay imposes.  The complaints have been made from all quarters and hey are many in number.  This $40,000 proposition is not an extravagant one.  On the contrary, it is a moderate one - one that will meet with the approval of the people at the polls.

Glendale Harrison and Morton Club

    Saturday night the Republicans of Glendale organized a strong Harrison    and Morton club.  The following officers were elected: President,    G.G. Earle; Secretary, W.B. Van Wart; Treasurer, C.A. Harvey; Will    Knippenberg, Captain of Street Parades.  The following resolution and motto, reported by a committee consisting of H.Knippenberg, A.C.  Moe and W.B. Van Wart, was unanimously adopted;
“We, the undersigned, citizens of Glendale, Montana, realizing fully the great political conflict now before the American people, between the Democratic party, which party one Grover Cleveland carries in his pocket, and the great Republican party that saved this county from the late “Democratic Rebellion,” therefore, be it, Resolved, That we form ourselves into a Harrison and Morton club, and that our motto shall be “America, Protection, Silver and Home Rule” all of which the Democratic party, (which is one Grover Cleveland,) is pledged to destroy, and is determined to make paupers out of American laborers.”
The correspondent adds: “One hundred names were enrolled, which will be largely increased.  The members contributed $100 as a starter for the club fund.”

1888 OCT 19


    Hon. W.A. Clark, Democratic candidate for Congress, Hon. Samuel Word, and others, will address the citizens of Beaverhead County on the political issues of the day at Glendale on Saturday evening, Oct. 20th     and at Dillon on Monday evening, Oct.
    There will be grand torchlight processions headed by the Dillon brass     band, illumination, fireworks, bonfires, etc.  A cordial   invitation is extended to all, irrespective of party, to hear the principles of Democracy fearlessly  and impartially discussed.

    D.T. Chapman
    Chairman Dem. Cen. Com.
    Jno. C. Brenner, Secretary


1888 OCT 26


Large Mass Meetings Held at Glendale and Dillon

Hon. W.A. Clark and Hon. Sam Word

The Orators

The Dillon Democrats Give Their Chief a Reception.

The Large and Enthusiastic Meeting Held on Monday Night

 The Democratic mass meeting at Glendale, on Saturday evening, is    reported to have  been well attended.  The torch light procession in the evening was headed by the Dillon brass band.  In the line of the procession about sixty torches were carried.
 The speaking was at the rink, which held a good sized     crowd.  Hon W.A. Clark was the first speaker.  Hon. Robt. B.     Smith followed, and Hon. Sam Word’s speech ended the oratory.  The  meeting was enthusiastic, but the speech making was a little too   long.
 The Dillon Democrats, with the brass band, were at the depot on Monday     on the arrival of the passenger train from Butte to give Hon. W.A.     Clark, the Democratic candidate for Congress and their standard bearer a cordial   reception.  The firing of cannon announced the arrival of thetrain.  The band struck up a lively tune and    Mr. Clark was welcomed in an appropriate and enthusiastic manner.
The Democratic demonstration came off in the evening and it was both     creditable in appearance and numbers, and possessed of a goodly share of enthusiasm.  The torch  light procession formed in front of the Democratic headquarters at  Stiles’ Hall, and headed by the brass band commenced the line of march up Montana    Street.  The  procession with one hundred and ten torches in line, flags,  transparencies and banners, rockets, etc., made a fine appearance as it marched through the principal streets of the city.
    Hon. W.A. Clark commenced his speech by referring to Beaverhead County  as the place where he began his career in Montana.  Mr. Clark, proceeding,   alluded to the different kinds of business in which he had been engaged  in from 1863 up to the present time.  He then spoke at length on  the silver, lead and wool industries of    Montana.  He drew a comparison between American and foreign wool and lead, and endeavored to show that the Mill’s tariff bill, if enacted, would be a  benefit to    the masses of the United States - and Mr. Clark did not think that the passage of  the Mill’s bill would be hurtful to the wool and lead industries of Montana.  Mr.  Clark’s speech was listened to attentively, and he closed by saying     that if elected to Congress he would use his best efforts to promote the interests of Montana.
    Hon. Sam Word next addressed the meeting.  Mr. Word is so used to     pitching into some one that he cannot make a speech without attempting to roast some     individual. 
    Mr. Word waded into Judge Lawrence A. Brown’s record on the     registration law, etc. 
    Judge Brown is considerably of a “roaster “ himself, and Judge Brown     will have an
    opportunity to reply to Mr. Word before the campaign closes.      Judge Brown is able
    to wield his own cudgel in self defense.
    A large part of the audience was composed of ladies.  The brass     band furnished
    excellent music, and the meeting dispersed at a late hour.  The     Democrats, patriotic and enthused, kept up the demonstration until an     early hour next morning.
    “Carter Day” at Glendale
    Handsome programs have been printed for “Carter Day” - next Thursday,     Oct. 30 - at Glendale.  The Glendale Republicans are preparing for   a big time.  The program for the day and evening will consist of a     salute of 38 guns in the morning, reception   of Carter and guests in the morning.  In the afternoon a public reception will be    held from 2 to 4 o’clock at the office of the Hecla Company.  In the evening therewill be a grand torch light procession and fireworks.  The  speaking will be at the rink.  The speakers are to be Hon. Thos H. Carter, the Republican candidate for Congress, Hon. Andrew J. Burleigh and Judge Lawrence A. Brown.      The Glendale Republicans are preparing for a grand demonstration.
1888 NOV 02       


The Precincts and Judges of Election in Beaverhead County
The County Commissioners have established the following polling precincts in
Beaverhead County, and appointed the following judges of election;
Argenta, at French’s - Judges, J.P. Fletcher, Geo. French, J.M. King.
Anderson, French Gulch, at Anderson’s - Judges, John Anderson, Milton Jones.
Bannack, at Court House - Judges, W. Crary, A.F. Sears, W.R. Billings.
Blacktail, at Poindexter & Orr’s ranch - Judges, Phil H. Poindexter, Craig Cornell,
Jno. R. Selway.
Big Hole, district, at school house - Judges, Geo. Woodworth, Pat Brown, W.
Big Hole, new district, at Fox’s store - Judges, Mat Smith, B.O. Fournier, J.H.
Barrett’s at Estes’ place - Judges, Jas. Davidson, M.B. Hennebery, Sim Estes.
Birch Creek, at Brenner’s - Judges, J.C. Brenner, Thomas Pierce, Thomas H. Hamilton.
Canyon Creek, at McLain’s kiln - Judges, Neil Sharkey, Hugh Thompson, R.M. McLain.
Dillon, at Court House - Judges, C.L. Thomsen, W.B. Carter, Richard Deacon.
Dewey’s Flat, at school house - Judges, Allen Hay, E.G. Bryant, H. Churchill.
Elkhorn at Storm cabin - Judges, Pat Dagnen,
Glendale, at school house - Judges, Geo. W. Chinn, David Terry, Ralph Dutch.
Greenwood, at boarding house - Judges, T.T. Lund, Ed. Moe, M.D. Post.
Grasshopper, at Cochrane’s ranch - Judges, D.B. Mason, Jas. L. Cochrane, Geo. Harby.
Lion City, at school house - Judges, Geo. E. Tarbell, Joseph Arbour, Daniel
Medicine Lodge, at school house - Judges, D.E. Metlen, Wilson Wadams, L.A.
Point of Rocks, at Gilbert’s - Judges, Geo. Staudaher, Geo. F. Charlton, James Mauldin.
Red Rock, at Hill’s store - Judges, W.L. McIntosh, Joseph Shineberger, Joseph Hainds.
Spring Hill, at school house - Judges, Henry Gleed, Charles A. Ripley, E.A. Baily.
Springs, at Fox’s store - Judges, L. Scott, A.C. Witter, Thos. H. Fox.

Vipond Park, at Chase’s camp - Judges, H.W. Chase, Hugh Thompson, Wm. Jennings.

Lon Pickett, of Glendale, is at Kansas City, Mo., selling horses.

1888 NOV 09

The proposition to erect a new Court House for Beaverhead County has carried by a
sufficient majority.  It would have carried by a larger majority had the tickets
been printed differently.  The Tribune has supported the proposition for the
benefit of the whole county, and no as a local or Dillon measure.  We regret that
it has been made a sectional issue in some localities in the county.  Some years
ago there was a fight for the erection of a new Court House at Bannack.  Then the
editor of the Tribune (then editor of another newspaper) made a good and timely
fight in support of a new Court House at Bannack, and the building was erected.  In view of this fact, any unnecessary and uncalled for criticisms on the Tribune or its editors are not prompted by that editor are not prompted by that reciprocal
good feeling that should prevail.  The Court House proposition has carried, and the
Tribune predicts that it is a matter that will prove beneficial to all and
satisfactory to nine-tenths of the people of Beaverhead County.

1888 NOV 30

VANCE. – At Glendale, Mont., on Nov. 21st, 1888, to the wife of Edward C. Vance, a
boy.  Weight, 9 pounds.

1888 DEC 07

The Indianapolis Journal, of Nov. 11th, contains the following betrothal notice: 

“The betrothal is announced of Miss Marie B. Maxwell, of Indianapolis, to Will F.
Knippenberg, formerly of this city, but now of Glendale, Montana.”
The Board of County Commissioners, now in session, have let a contract for a new bridge over what is called the Big Hole Slough, on the road leading from Melrose to
Glendale.  The bridge is to be a substantial structure, one hundred and seventy-
five feet in length.  Sim Estes has the contract to build the bridge at $1,400.
Miss Millie Coffin, is teaching the Glendale public school.
Miss Kennie Coffin is teaching the public school at Dell.
Wm. Reichle and Mrs. Reichle, of Glen Station, were in wn.

1888 DEC 14

The office of County Superintendent of Schools will be filled by Prof. Woods, the
principal of the Glendale schools, who will succeed Mrs. Dora L. Metlen, who has
very creditably filled an unexpired term.

1888 DEC 28

Information from Glendale is to the effect that times are good, which creates a
similar similarity of good feeling among smelter burgers.  On the 26th inst. Geo.
E. Tarbell resigned the chief justice ship of Lion City and took charge of the Glendale hotel where he will be pleased to see his old friends and wandering guests
in search of palatable grub and comfortable, home-like quarters.

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