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1889 JAN 04


Lon Pickett is down from Glendale.

Wilson Wadams was in from Medicine Lodge.

Gen. Joe A. Browne, of Darling, was in town a day.

George Tarbell, proprietor of the Glendale hotel, paid Dillon a call.



List of Marriage Licenses Issued in Beaverhead County Since the Law

Went Into Force

The number of licenses issued from the Probate Judge’s office, since the marriage license law went into effect over one year ago, has not been large, considering the number of unmarried people that are living alone in this country.  During that time licenses have been issued to  - Isaac J. Piline and Mary J. Oglesby, Wm. Botcher and Elizabeth Tower, George Pfaff and Lila M. Forrest, James Mansfield and Ann Flynn, J.B. Odell and Ann E. Burgess, Edward Abbott and Sarah Catharine White, Geo. H. Lowell and Nellie Nelson, Edward C. Vance and Mary E. MacKenzie, Albert Chase and May Edna Eckersly, Peter G. Johnson and Amanda Peterson, Jules D. Guyaz and Annie Kunz, Fred Day and Marietta A. Horton, Oliver F. Wright and Winnie Parmeter, Wm. H. Rice and Elizabeth E. Comb, Newt A. Morgan and Alice V. Wadams, George, a Chinaman, to Suse, a China woman, Jas. R. Griffith and Hannah Shea, A.R. Hooper and Eliza H. Harris, Geo. C. Groun and Anna Laura Ordway, O.J. Haines and Betsy Roe, E.J. Soderland and Marie Larson, A.T. Butler and Martha Esther McCrellis, Alonzo G. Burnett and Almilda J. Williams, Paul Baramuesen and Mary A. Gittens. Howard G. Haines and Jennie Roe, Peter K. Foran and Rose O’Neill, Frank Yeo and Alice J. Clark, Albert E. Whitcomb and Nellie M. Weeks, Wm. McKay and Birdie Pilon, Michael M. Henneberry and Miggie B. Nelson, Thos. P. Cox and Miranda B. Wright, Jay J. Hern and Ettie A. Wraton, Wm. Gibson and Mary E. Bowen, A.L. Coon and Martha E. Tritt, H.E. Strahorn and Carrie Sawyer.


Dissolution Notice

The co-partnership heretofore existing between A.L. Pickett, and Jerry Bartel, in the merchandise business at Rochester, Madison County, M.T., was dissolved on Nov. 25, 1888.  Jerry Bartel will collect all debts due and pay all debts against the firm

A.L. Pickett

Jerry Bartel

January 3, 1889



Mining Application No. 2209

U.S. Land Office, Helena, Montana, Dec. 26, 1888.
Notice is hereby given, that the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company, a corporation existing under and by virtue of the laws of Indiana, by Henry Knippenberg, their attorney in fact, whose post office address is Glendale, Montana, has this day filed its application for a patent for 4.08 acres of non-mineral ground of the Everest mill site, No. 2, mining claim, situated in no organized mining district, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, the position , course and extent of the said mining claim, designated by an official survey thereof, as lot number 38, Township number 3 south, range number 10 west, being more particularly set forth and described in the official field notes and plat thereof, on file in this office, as follows; to wit; beginning at the northwest cor. which is cor. Number 1 of lot 37, a granite stone 28X12X8 inches set 12 inches deep, which is marked 1.38 for corner number 1, with the initial point established for surveys in T.3S., R. 10 west, bears 30 degrees E, 445 feet; thence north 89 degrees, 45 minutes, E. 398 feet; thence north 12 degrees, 57 minutes E. 560 feet; thence south 89 degrees 45 minutes west 398 feet to corner number 1, that place of beginning, containing an area of 4.98 acres in this survey and claimed by the above named applicant.

The location of this mine is recorded in the office of the County recorder of Beaverhead County, on page 273 in book M.

The adjoining claims are the Everest mill site number 1, lot number 37, on the north.

S.W. Langhorne, Reg.



1889 JAN 11



Be Liberal With Your Honesty.
Having carried you on my books for from one to four years, it is now time for you to appreciate the favor, and “pay up,”  if you ever expect to, if not come and say so and I will give you a receipt in full to balance your account.  I want to balance all accounts by Jan. the 15th, 1889.





1990 JAN 18


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.



Ozias Willis, joint Representative from Beaverhead and Madison Counties, was born in the town of Ashfield, Franklin County, Mass., Feb. 7, 1846.  His boyhood was spent on the farm, working during the summer months, and attending the district school while in the winter session.  The foundation of a common school education was thus laid.  Rejecting the offer of relatives to pay his expenses through college, he enlisted in the forty-second infantry.  He was taken prisoner at the battle of Galveston, Texas, Jan 1, 1863.  At the close of the civil war he removed to Alden, Hardin County, Iowa, where he married and engaged in the furniture and agricultural implement business.  Lund disease, contracted in the army, cause him to remove to Virginia City, Montana, where he arrived in the spring of 1870.  He followed mining and prospecting until his removal to Birch Creek, in Beaverhead County, where hotel keeping and stock raising became his vocation.  Later he purchased the extensive stock farm, now his home, at Birch Creek, where his time is occupied in caring for his live stock interests, and supervising the workings of the Shelby Mining company’s extensive iron mines, in which he is a part owner.



1889 JAN 25



Mrs. R.Z. Thomas has moved from Glendale and will make Dillon her future home.

Louis Kaufman went up into the Lion Mountain section and staked an incipient Bonanza.

Mr. and Mrs. George E. Tarbell were the recipients of a pleasant surprise party on leaving Lion City for Glendale

Miss Millie Coffin, teacher of Glen school, and Miss Kennie Coffin, teacher of the Dell school, spent Sunday in the city.



1889 FEB 08


Shooting at Lion City.

On last Sunday, the 3rd inst., a shooting scrape occurred at the boarding house of the Hecla Company, at Lion City, between Chinamen.  The facts in the case are not very clear.  There was an examination held before Justice Powell, at Lion City, and Ah Wing, the Chinaman who did the shooting, was held and sent to Dillon in the custody of a special constable.  The two Chinamen who were shot are not known by name.  One Chinaman is shot in the right side, the boll lodging in the backbone.  The other one is shot in the stomach.   Dr. Waters, of Glendale, it is reported, says that both Chinamen will die.  Ah Wing, the Chinaman in the Dillon jail, says he did the shooting with a revolver, in self defense, and that the two wounded Chinamen attacked him and that he shot them to save his own life.



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

R.T. Noyes, N.G.
Allen McDonald, Sect.



The Deals in Dirt Have Been Lively So Far This Year.

Since the beginning of the year real estate transfers recorded have been larger than usual.  Through the courtesy of Recorder Jones the Tribune obtained the following list of transfers recorded since January 1st:

A.L. Pickett, et ux, to Geo. E. Tarbell, hotel property in Glendale.

R. McLain, et ux, to Anna F. Hulsizer, lots in Glendale.



1889 FEB 15


Notice to Co-Owners

To Wm. Herman and Alfred Wartenmeiler, or their agents and assigns:  You are hereby notified that we, your co-owners, have, in accordance with section 2324 of the revised statutes of the United States, expended in labor, near Melrose, M.T., which is recorded in Book 6, page 396, of lode claims in and for Beaverhead County, the sum of $100.00 for the purpose of holding the claim, according to the law, for the year 1887; and unless you and each of you or your agents or assigns pay, or cause to be paid to us, the sum of $25.00 each, with costs due upon your interest, within 90 days after the service of this notice of this publication, your interest in said Berlin lode claim, will become the property of the undersigned, your co-owners, who have made the expenditures as required by law.

Leopold F. Schmidt

Administrator Peter Wagner

Patrick Toole



1889 FEB 15


Notice of Dissolution

The co-partnership heretofore existing between H.T. Sappington and H.W. Kappes and known as Sappington & Co. has this day been dissolved, by mutual agreement.  The said H.T. Sappington purchasing H.W. Kappes’ entire interest in all of the property owned and operated by the said Sappington & Co. and who assumes all of the responsibilities and receives all monies due the said firm.  

Glendale, Jan 24, 1889

H.W. Kappes

H.T. Sappington


At Butte on Tuesday Coroner Howard held an inquest on the remains of Henry Hing, the Chinaman shot by Ah Wing, at Lion City, Feb. 3.  The wounded man was taken to Butte Tuesday and lived just twelve hours, when he died of blood poisoning.  The wound was exactly similar to Garfield’s.  The quarrel arose over a dispute as to whether Ah wing or Henry Hung should fill a miner’s lunch pail.  Ah Wing is in jail in Dillon.  Yesterday County Attorney Conger entered a complaint against Ah Wing for murder in the first degree.  He was taken before Probate Judge Thomas and a hearing set for next Monday at 2 o’clock.



John F. Bergman, formerly of Glendale, is located at Bozeman.

Miss Mabel Coffin is graduating at a school at Greencastle, Indiana.

Thos. H. Teal, assayer for the Hecla Co., at Glendale, spent Sunday in town.
Mrs. Thomas H. Teal, of Glendale, is visiting her parents, Judge and Mrs. R.Z. Thomas, Pacific Street.

Miss Millie Coffin, having finished teaching a term of school at Glen, is teaching a few pupils in a private school at Melrose.



1889 FEB 22



The day is beginning to dawn when Montana will be admitted to the Union.  The conference committee of the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a bill for admission, and from that agreement there is no receding.  A dispatch from Delegate Toole, after the conference committee’s agreement says: “The House has just receded from certain amendments to the admission bill, which will secure its final passage.”  There seems to be some fog about the exact provisions of the admission bill.   One dispatch to the editor of the Helena Independent says; “As I understand the effect of the House’s adoption of the Cox instruction to conferences, Montana may be admitted to the Union under the Constitution already adopted, simply by the President’s proclamation.”  Be that as it may, the probability is that a State election will be held within six months at most.  At the State election there will be elected a member of Congress, members of the Montana Legislature, and State officers.  The Legislature will elect two United States Senators.


The bridge over the slough at Melrose has been completed.  The contractors, Estes &Swalstrom, have done a good job.  The bridge is a needed public improvement in that section of the county.  It is one hundred and sixty feet in length and it is constructed to stay.  The bridge cost the county $1,400, and the money was well spent.



Ah Wing Held for Murder in the First Degree

The preliminary examination of Ah Wing, a Chinaman, was held before Probate Judge Thomas, on Monday.  On the afternoon of Sunday, February 3d, at the boarding house of the Hecla Company, in Lion City, Ah Wing shot two Chinamen, named Henry Hing and Sam Lee.  Waiting the results of the wounds, Ah Wing was brought to Dillon and lodged in jail.  Henry Hing was removed to Butte where he died from the wounds inflicted.  Coroner Howard held an inquest on the body of Hing, and the jury rendered a verdict that the dead Chinaman came to his death from a gunshot wound at the hands of Ah Wing, the prisoner – or at least that was the substance of purport of the verdict.  The other wounded Chinaman, Sam Lee, has been taken to San Francisco by his brother, but it is doubtful if he recovers.  In the preliminary examination before Judge Thomas, Dr. Howard and Dr. Gunn, of Butte, testified, and L.R. Powell, of Lion city.  The evidence developed the fact that the dead Chinaman, Henry Hing, and the wounded one, Sam Lee, were both shot in the back.  The statement of Ah Wing that he shot his fellow Chinamen in self defense does not look probable in view of the fact that both of his victims were shot in the back.



1889 MAR 01



The undersigned offer at private sale, for cash, about 40 head of good horses and mares.         

Geo. T. Boatman
Mary L. Martin

Administrators of the estate of Thomas Martin, deceased.
Dillon, Mont. March 1st, 1889.


In the justice Court, Township of Hecla, County of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana, before L.R. Powell, Justice of the Peace, Charles McCarthy & Co., plaintiffs, against Frank Jones, defendant.

The people of the Territory of Montana send greetings to Frank Jones, defendant.

You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiffs at my office, in the township of Hecla, County of Beaverhead, and Territory of Montana, and answer to the complaint filed therein within ten days (exclusive of the day of service) after the service on you of this summons or judgment by default will be taken against you according to prayer of said complaint.

The said action is brought to recover of you the sum of thirty-one dollars ($31.00) for goods and merchandise, sold and delivered to you within the last six months at your personal instance and request.

And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint as above required the said plaintiff will take judgment by default against you for the sum of thirty-one dollars and cost of suit.

Given under my hand the 6th day of March, A.D., 1889

L.R. Powell
Justice of the Peace


Interesting Short Notes About Promising Mining Properties

The operations of the Hecla Company, at Lion City, are in a very prosperous condition.  The company is working a number of the properties on Lion Mountain, and the output of good grade ore per diem is entirely satisfactory.  The company is still advancing its tunnel through Lion Mountain to Canyon Creek.  The tunnel has been driven in a distance of about 3,000 feet.  It is thought it will take two years to complete the tunnel.  At Glendale, the three stacks of the company are turning out, daily, the usual quantity of silver-lead base bullion of good grade.  The Hecla Company’s extensive operations, under able management, are running very smoothly and satisfactorily at present.



Henry S. Pond, of Glendale, gave us a call.

Lon Pickett, of Glendale, put in an appearance for a day.

Mrs. Amede Bessette is visiting her mother, Mrs. Arbour, at Lion City.

Noah Armstrong left on Wednesday morning’s train for St. Paul, Minn.

 Dr. E.D. Leavitt, of Butte, went up to Horse Prairie on a professional visit, and yesterday he returned to Butte in a palace caboose.


Three of Armstrong’s Colts Shipped East for the Races.

Noah Armstrong came up Monday from his Doncaster ranch in Madison County with three thoroughbred Montana two year old colts.  The colts were shipped to Memphis, Tenn., to join others, making Mr. Armstrong’s stable consist of nine flyers, for the season’s races at New York, Chicago and St. Paul.  The colts brought to Dillon were beauties, perfect in every respect and without a blemish.  Mr. Armstrong expects “Seattle,” will be a winner.  The following colts were shipped from Dillon on Tuesday;

 “Seattle,” a two year old stallion colt, sire Tom Bowling; dam by Evaline by Hyder Ally.  Entered for the stakes, to be run in August next at the New York Jockey Club’s course.  The stakes are $25,000, with $10,000 added by the club.
“Tacoma,” a two year old filly, sire Tom Bowling; dam Annie Louise, by Glenelg.  Entered to run in the races, at Washington Park, Chicago, and at Twin City Park, St. Paul.

“Olympia,” a two year old filly, sire Tom Bowling, dam Maroon, by Glen Athol.  Entered for the races at Washington Park and at Twin City Park.

ining outlook throughout Montana, generally speaking, is flattering, but there are a few districts in which the industry is lagging, which state of dullness is mostly due to a want of capital to open the undeveloped mines, and when mines that should be ore-producers in these districts are idle, the stagnation is wholly attributable to the mismanagement of the properties of the properties which are placed under the superintendency of “theoretic” mining men who are destitute of a knowledge of the merest rudiments of practical and successful mine operating.  The manipulating of a mine to make money without working it and the working of a mine to make it a money producer are two distinct things.  The question: “Does mining pay in Montana?” is emphatically answered by our annual mineral product reaching, in the aggregate, the grand sum of $30,000,000.  The mining industry of Montana today presents a brighter look than ever before, for the yield leaves a fair margin for dividends.  The mining outlook in Southern Montana, and especially in Beaverhead County, is very promising at present.  In the northern districts of this county much developing work that bids fair to produce healthy results in progressing favorably, to which might be mentioned the recent enterprise inaugurated in that section and backed by ample capital.  The dividend paying operations of the old Hecla Company is making the Glendale district prosperous under a steady bullion output.  At Argenta there is much marketable ore on the dumps, and in the mines the ore showing is excellent.  In the Blue Wing district the New Departure bonanza holds its own finely.  Crossing the Bannack range Phil Shenon’s operations are found to be culminating in an enterprise that will lift the old pioneer camp of Montana into that prominence its richness entitles it to.  Up in the Elkhorn district mining operations are vigorously prosecuted, and the magnitude of the developing work going on in that district is doubly assuring.  Reviewing the entire field, the Tribune will be found no false prophet in predicting an unprecedented year of prosperity for the mining industry in this section of Montana.



Mrs. R.Z. Thomas accompanied her daughter, Mrs. Teal, to Glendale, where the former will visit several weeks

The Glendale public school will close next week.  On next Wednesday evening, March 27th, a musical and literary entertainment will be given by the scholars of the school, assisted by others.  The musical part of the program will be under the direction of Mrs. R.Z. Thomas.

City Marshal Rote has a card in today’s paper that owners of stock should read and heed.  It is coming the season of the year in which stock of all kinds should be kept from running at large within the limits of Dillon, especially to protect the lines of growing trees on the streets.



1889 MAR 22



General Manager Knippenberg and H.T. Sappington were down from Glendale.

Miss Millie Coffin, having finished teaching near Melrose, will teach the Poindexter School for the next term.



Having heard considerable complaint about stock running at large within the city limits, I would inform the public that the ordinance covering that point our City Attorney pronounced void and refused to prosecute under it; but now we have an iron clad ordinance against stock running at large, which will be rigidly enforced as soon as printed.  Citizens, look up the ordinance and profit thereby.

O.W.W. Rote,
City Marshall


Notice of School Election

The annual meeting of the electors of School District No. 5, of Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, for the purpose of electing one school trustee for said district, to serve for three years next ensuing, will be held in the school house in said district, on Saturday, April 6th, 1889, at 7:30 o’clock p.m.  The polls will be kept open one hour – from 8 to 9 o’clock p.m.

Geo. B. Conway
District Clerk

Glendale, March 20, 1889



In the Justice Court, Glendale Township, of County of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana, Thos. Harrison and L.R. Powell, doing business at Lion City under the firm name and style of Harrison & Powell, plaintiffs, vs. Frank Jones, defendant:

The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Frank Jones, defendant:

You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiffs, in the justice court of the 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, it 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 of and from you the sum of forty-eight and 50-100 ($48.50) dollars on account of goods, wares and merchandise sold and delivered to you at your special desire and request at Lion City, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory.

And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint as above required the said plaintiffs will take judgment by default against you for the sum of forty-eight and 50-100 (48.50) dollars and costs of suit.

Given under my hand this 13th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine.

R.T. Noyes
Justice of the Peace



In the Justice’s Court, Glendale Township, of the County of Beaverhead, Territory of Montana,  Ed Harvey, plaintiff, vs. Frank Jones, defendant.

The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Frank Jones, defendant:

You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named plaintiff, in the justice court of the 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 within forty days; or judgment by default is taken against you, according to the prayer of said complaint.

The said action is brought to recover of you and from you the sum of Twenty-two (22) dollars on account of one certain overcoat sold and delivered to you at your special desire and request at Lion City, is said county and Territory aforesaid.

And you are hereby notified that if you fail to appear and answer said complaint as above required, the said plaintiff will take judgment by default against you for the sum of twenty-two (22) dollars and cost of suit.

Given and or my hand this 13th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine.

R.T. Noyes, J.P.

1889 APR 05

On Monday, at Hecla City, the boarding house of the Hecla Mining Company at that place was destroyed by fire.  The fire was first discovered when the roof of the house was in flames, and the large building, with its content and furniture, was rapidly consumed.  We understand that the Hecla Company will erect a new boarding house as rapidly as possible.

The Grand Jury returned a number of indictments.  Two indictments for murder in the first degree were found against Ah Wing, the Chinaman; one for murdering Sam Lee and the other for murdering Henry Hing.  W.S. Barbour was indicted for assault with intent to kill L.E. Hopkins.  The case of Barbour was continued, as he is confined to his house with wounds, he giving bail in $1,000.  William Elford was indicted for assault with intent to kill L.E. Hopkins.  Mark Bray was indicted for manslaughter.  L.E. Hopkins indicted for shooting Barbour.


In the murder case against Ah Wing, the Chinaman, a continuance has been entered until the next term.



1889 APR 12


The call for the next annual meeting of the Pioneers’ Society of Beaverhead County will be published in the next Tribune.  The program will be an interesting one and the meeting of the pioneers’ promises to be largely attended and of great local interest.

On Wednesday evening, May 8th, at the rink in Glendale, the home minstrels will give an Ethiopian entertainment.  The burnt cork artists will shake up the smelterburgers in a very acceptable manner and produce a whole heap of fun on the occasion named.



N. Generaux and Helm Colkendolpher were down from Melrose.

County Superintendent of School Woods, of Glendale, was in the city.


Notice To Whom It May Concern

Mrs. M.L. Glasgow left my bed and board without cause or provocation, and I forbid any one crediting her on my account.
Matthew Glasgow

April 1st, 1889



Found, a watch and chain.  Owner can have same by proving property and paying charges.

R.C. Hull
Glendale, Montana


McCABE – At Glendale, Montana, April 10th, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. James N. McCabe, a bouncing boy.



1889 APR 19



The Hecla Company’s Operations in a Highly Satisfactory Condition

Explanatory of Paying Mines – Montana Dividend Payers

The mining operations of the Hecla Company, operating in what is better known and designated as the Glendale district, continue to be very satisfactory.  The furnaces, three in number, located at Glendale, are run constantly and the per diem output of base bullion is steadily maintained.  The quality of this lead silver bullion is good, and the company’s smelting operations are uniformly successful.  The mines of the company that are being worked on Lion Mountain, are looking splendid, as far as the showing of ore is concerned.  The Cleopatra mine, the company’s great ore producer, at a depth of 2,300 feet, on an incline of about twenty degrees, shows and immense ore body, the average value of which is $40 per ton.  In the Sheep mine, another of the company’s ore producers, the ore reserve is big.  So far as an ore reserve goes the Hecla Company is well fixed for a long time to come.

In Southern Montana many of the mines that are constant dividend payers are never reported.  This is especially true of all mines owned by individuals and other mines owned by the companies whose output is not reported for publication, notably such properties as Judge Brown’s New Departure mine in the Blue Wing district.  Among the dividends reported for the first quarter of the present year of Montana mines are the following, in which the Hecla of Glendale is quoted: Boston and Montana, $200,000; Granite Mountain, $400,000; Hecla $45,000; Mountain Limited, $41,250; Parrot, $18,000; making a total of $704,250.



1889 APR 26

The following gentlemen are legal guests of the taxpayers of Beaverhead County at the county pen, together with a statement of the charges against each one:  Ah Wing, for two murders; George F. Thompson, for rape; W.B. Walker, for grand larceny; Chas. Harrison, for forgery; Wm. Elford, for assault to do bodily injury; Charlie Clark, for vagrancy; Jim Mullen, for petty larceny; Hugh Curtis, for assault and battery; Charles Nelson, for disturbing the peace; Ed Burgess, for assault, and two others for misdemeanors.



The Democratic and Republican Central Committees

The interest taken in politics suggests the publication of the names of the gentlemen composing the Democratic and Republican Central Committees of this county.  The County Democratic Convention which met in Dillon on Saturday, Sept. 1st, 1888, selected the following County Democratic Central Committee for the ensuing two years: Dan T. Chapman, chairman, and Craig Cornell, of Dillon; Wm. Roe of Bannack; Joe Shineberger of Red Rock; A.L. Pickett, of Glendale; J.C. Brenner, of Horse Prairie; and Geo. Staudaher, of Beaverhead Valley.

The Beaverhead County Republican Convention which assembled in Dillon on Saturday, Sept. 15th, 1888, selected the following County Republican Central Committee, for the ensuing two years;  B.F. White, chairman, J.E. Morse, Wm. Armitage, J.W. Scott, Geo. E. Tarbell, L.M. Morrison, W.H. Oliver, Geo. McLaughlin, Dr. W.H. Watrous, R.N. Gray and James Edie.  Gov. White having resigned the chairmanship J.E. Morse is acting as chairman of the Republican Central Committee.



Mining Items of Interest – The “Home Negros”

Rev. Smith is doing a good work here.  The chapel is full every Sunday, and some conversions are enjoyed.

Every one here feels proud of Gov. B.F. White.  He is our choice for the coming four years, after next November.

The New Roaster will be fired up by May 1st, and the Concentrator at Greenwood will be “watered” up by the same date.

Glendale continues to enjoy the smelter fumes.  Two new furnaces are running, consuming 100 tons daily, of mother earth.

J.T. Street, superintendent of the iron mines at Norwood, has returned from four months’ trip to California, and the General Manager has given orders to start the iron mines May 1st.

The merchants are complaining of dull times, notwithstanding the regular monthly cash pay roll is paid out on the 25th of each month.  Men are “salting down” more savings than formerly.

The saloons and the Good Templers are both working for victory; but the Lodge is gaining ground and is in the lead.  It is a hard struggle but sobriety is bound to win because it is right, and drunkenness is wrong.

Manager Knippenberg has just contracted for a 60 light electric plant, and soon coal oil will be a thing of the past.  It is also contemplated to place an electric plant at Hecla as soon as the tunnel in Lion Mountain is through.

The “Home Negros” are to give a grand negro concert, May 8th, and everyone is saving up 75 cents to go.  The boys say that the “old man” thinks that a negro minstrel is the biggest thing out, and that he can laugh for ten hours in a stretch at a “negro” show.



1889 MAY 03

Alonzo L. Pickett, plaintiff, against Thomas E. Jones, defendant.

To be sold at Sheriff’s sale, on the 18th day of May, A.D., 1889, at 10 o’clock a.m., at the front door of the court house, in the city of Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, all the right, title and interest of the above named defendant, in and to the following described real property, to wit, Lots No. seven (7) and thirty-five, (35) in block No. six, (6) lying and situated in the town of Glendale, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, together with the store building, ware house and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining to, or usually had and enjoyed with the same.

Dated this 24th day of April, A.D., 1889.

Addison O. Rose
Sheriff of Bvhd. Co.

By David F. Reinhardt, Under Sheriff.




Election Tuesday, May 14th – Each voter votes for two Delegates only.

For Delegates to the Constitutional Convention:


AARON C. WITTER, of Dillon.


Henry Knippenberg and Aaron C. Witter Nominated for Delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

The County Republican Convention called to nominate candidates for Delegates to the Constitutional Convention for the First (Beaverhead) District assembled at the Court House at 12 pm on Wednesday, the 1st.  The Convention was called to order by J.E. Morse, acting Chairman of the Republican County Central Committee.

In effecting a temporary organization Robt. T. Wing was chosen chairman, and George E. Tarbell, secretary.  The usual committees were then appointed by the chairman, and the convention adjourned until 2 o’clock, p.m.

The convention re-assembled at 2 o’clock in the City Hall.  The temporary officers were made the permanent officers of the convention.  The committee on Credentials reported the following delegates present and entitled to seats in the convention.

Argenta – James Mackay, the Shesser.

Big Hole – Al Noyes.

Dillon – G. Wall, R.T. Wing, Thomas Douglas, Al C. Hill, H.D. Brainard, W.H. Smead, W.R. Gilbert

Glendale – Geo. E. Tarbell, H.S. Pond, G.G. Earle, Robert Bolton.

Red Rock – D.R. Clapman

Springs – Matherson

The chairman then announced that nominations for Delegates to the Constitutional Convention was in order.

Two ballots were taken, resulting in the nomination of Henry Knippenberg, of Glendale and Aaron C. Witter, of Dillon as delegates.

The vacancies of the Republican Central Committee was then filled by placing the names of W.H. Smead and R.C. Halliday on that committee, when the convention adjourned.



Election Tuesday, May 14th – Each voter to vote for two Delegates only.

For Delegates to the Constitutional Convention:


ROBERT B. SMITH, of Dillon


Fielding L. Graves and Robert B. Smith the Democratic Nominees for Delegates.

There was a meeting of the Beaverhead County Democratic Central Committee held last Saturday evening.  The members of the Committee present were Dan T. Chapman, chairman, and Craig Cornell of Dillon, Wm. Roe of Bannack, and Jos. Shineberger of Red Rock.  The Committee considered the question of calling a County Democratic Convention to nominate candidates for Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, but the time being too limited for the committee concluded to name the candidates for the Democratic ticket for delegates.  The Committee then adjourned to meet on Thursday evening, May 2nd, for the purpose of placing candidates in nomination.

The Committee met last night, Thursday, pursuant to adjournment, and adjourned to meet this, Friday, morning.  The Committee met this morning.  The members of the Committee present were Dan T. Chapman, chairman, Wm. Roe, Craig Cornell, and Joseph Shinberger.  The Committee then named Fielding L. Graves of Bannack, and Robt. B. Smith of Dillon as the Democratic nominees for Delegates to the Constitutional Convention.



Election Tuesday May 14, 1889

The Precincts and Judges of Election in Beaverhead County.

The election of Delegates to the Constitutional Convention takes place on Tuesday, May 14th.  The polling places and Judges of election will be the same as at the general election last fall, to wit:

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, I.W. Crary, A.F. Sears, W.R. Billings.

Blacktail, at Poindexter & Orr’s ranch – Judges, Phil H. Poindexter, Craig Cornell, John R. Selway.

Big Hole, district 15, at school house – Judges, Charles Herman, James Geery, W. Fraser.

Big Hole, district 16, at school house – Judges, Geo. Woodworth, Pat Brown, W. Montgomery.

Big Hole, new district, at Fox’s store – Judges, Mat Smith, B.O. Fournier, J.H. Emerick.

Barrett’s at Estes’ place – Judges, James Davidson, M.B. Henneberry, Sim Estes.

Birch Creek, at school house – Judges, W.H. Oliver, Fred Hopp, J.C. Wilson.

Brenner’s, 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 Degnen, F.B. Williams, J.H. Timbey.

Glendale, at school house – Judges, Geo. W. Chinn, David Terry, Ralph Dutch.

Greenwood, at boarding house – Judges, T.T. Land, Ed Moe, M.D. Post.

Grasshopper, at Cochrane’s ranch – Judges, D.B. Mason, Jas. L. Cochrane, George Harby.

Lion City, at school house – Judges, Geo. E. Tarbell, Joseph Arbour, Daniel McMasters.

Medicine Lodge, at school house – Judges, D.E. Metlen, Wilson Wadams, L.A. Harkness.

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.

Vipond Park, at Chase’s camp – Judges, H.W. Chase, Hugh Thompson, William Jennings.



In Honor of Washington – The “Home Negros” Inquiry About Whisky and Crime.

Our Glendale itemizer utters the following:

Judge R.Z. Thomas paid us a visit Sunday and Monday.  Everybody was glad to see him and shake hands.

The 8th of May will be a big time for Glendale.  The “Negros” will then appear and under the efficient leadership of Mrs. R.Z. Thomas, success is sure.

The religious portion of our community will celebrate “George Washington” next Sunday evening, instead of Tuesday.  Manager Knippenberg has consented to deliver the address – subject: “Our Country.”  The chapel will be nicely decorated.  National and patriotic music will be sung, directed by Mrs. Thomas.

The Republican held their primary Saturday evening.  It was a very large meeting.  Delegates were elected for May 1st, viz: George G. Earle, George Tarbell, Henry S. Pond and Robt. Bolton.  Republicans here are ready to elect Gov. White to any office, even for the White House.

Mrs. H. Knippenberg left on the south bound train last Monday evening.  After remaining in Indianapolis, Ind., for a few weeks, she will go to Boston to accompany her daughter, Mamie, home from school.  They will be back to Glendale July 1st.

Can not the Editor of the Tribune give us the total saloon tax paid to the county the past five years, and then give us the total expense that the county has had to pay out during that time on account of criminal cases, as a result of whisky, and bad blood caused by whisky, to say nothing of the lives lost during that time.  Let the people have the figures.

(The licenses collected and the tax collected from persons who are engaged in the liquor business for the past five years in Beaverhead county would foot up a large amount of money – but it would take too much time to go over the books and foot up the amount.  Lawyers are plenty and cheap, and it our correspondent desires to know what sum has been expended for criminal cases, caused by whisky, he had better hire a cheap lawyer to overhaul the criminal docket for the past five years.  Our time is too precious to undertake the job. – Ed. Tribune.)



1883 MAY 10



The voters of Beaverhead County are singularly fortunate in having the names of gentlemen placed on the Republican and Democratic tickets who are eminently fitted for the duties of Delegates in the coming Constitutional Convention.  Henry Knippenberg, one of the nominees of the Republican Party, is one of the best known citizens of Beaverhead County.  He has never been before the people as a candidate for any office.  He has been the general manager of the Hecla Consolidated Mining  Company, at Glendale, for a number of years, and if elected he will undoubtedly prove a delegate who will be creditable to his constituents.

Aaron C. Witter, on the Republican ticket, is well known in the county.  He has been elected to several offices of honor and trust.  In 1876, he was elected Representative from Beaverhead County to the Legislate Assembly of Montana.  He was elected, for a short term, the first Clerk and Recorder of Silver Bow County.  In 1882 he was elected to the Montana Council from Silber Bow County.  At present he is under sheriff of this county, in which capacity he is known to everybody.

Fielding L. Graves, a nominee on the Democratic ticket, has been so long a resident of the county that he needs no introduction to the voting element of our population.  He was treasurer of the county for a number of years, and in filling that position he proved a trustworthy official in whom the people reposed implicit confidence.  Of late years, he has declined all nominations for office, but has always been regarded as one of the leading and most influential Democrats of the county.  He is a man competent for a delegate.

Robert B. Smith, who recently resigned the position of United States District Attorney for Montana, is a candidate on the Democratic ticket for delegate.  He is widely known throughout the Territory, and is a lawyer of recognized ability in courts of Montana.  In the Montana Constitutional Convention of 1884, Mr. Smith did a good job, and for active labor he won the reputation of being one of the leading members of that distinguished body of Montanans who were drawn from the different professions and business pursuits to draft a Constitution which, if slightly altered, can be made a model document.



Probate Judge Thomas sold a marriage license to John M. Gilbert, of Hecla City, who is to wed Miss Lizzie Warren, of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Bill Vipond, one of the pioneers prospectors and discoverers of the Vipond district in this country, is spending a few days in Dillon.



 The “Glendale Negros” Scores a Tremendous Success

The centennial services at the chapel on last Sunday evening were enjoyed very much by a large number of people.  The patriotic music under the direction of Mrs. Thomas was excellent.  The address delivered by Mr. Knippenberg was largely devoted to our future dangers.  In the opinion of the speaker the idols of wealth, poverty, ignorance and intemperance were the four worms that were gnawing at the roots of our stability, and that whatever God’s ten commandments were disregarded, destruction must follow.

The “home negro” entertainment on Wednesday night, at the rink, drew the largest audience that Glendale ever witnessed.  Mrs. Thomas is a master at her work.  The entertainment was good, and everybody present laughed for three hours.  Not a failure occurred in the rendition of the entire program.  Everyone pronounced it immense. About $150 were taken in.  The boys hit the “old man” and maiden ladies rather hard, but there was lots of fun in their puns and pokes.



1889 MAY 17



Montana is at the front as a country especially adapted to the breeding and raining of fast horses.  The recent achievements of Spokane on the race tracks in Kentucky, has settled the question that Montana is the favored spot for raising winners.  Spokane, the victor over Proctor Knott in two races, was foaled and bred within thirty miles of Dillon, by Noah Armstrong.  Spokane is a thoroughbred and a fine specimen of horse flesh.  In the first race between the horses, it was contended that Spokane beat Proctor Knott by a scratch, and that the latter was the fastest horse.  On the 15th the second race between the flyers took place over the Louisville course.  It was an easy victory for Spokane.  The race was one and one-fourth miles, and the time made was 2:12, but the track was heavy.  When the race was ended, Proctor Knott, the favorite among the betters, was a tired horse, while Spokane did not seem at all winded.  The two victories of Spokane have given our Montana climate a high reputation for breeding racers.  Some yet claim that Knott is the best horse, but the fact that Spokane has given Knott three pounds and beaten him in two races, one following the other.



A black horse branded A on left hip, spot on right eye, saddle marks, white in forehead; about 14 years old.  Anyone giving information on the above described horse will confer a favor on.

Frank Gilg,
Glendale, Mont.



A Light Vote Polled in Beaverhead County and Throughout Montana.

An Unofficial Report of the Delegates Elected in the Different District.

The election for Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, on Tuesday, passed off quietly in Dillon and there was a light vote polled in this precinct.  The vote of Dillon was as follows:

Knippenberg, Rep. – 201

Witter, Rep. – 227

Smith, Dem. -   168

Graves, Dem. – 157

We have been unable to get a  report from a number of the precincts in Beaverhead County, but the following is the footing up for the different candidates at the hour of going to press:

Knippenberg, Rep. – 512

Witter, Rep. – 5757

Smith, Dem. – 413

Graves, Dem. – 412

Witter and Knippenberg, Republicans, are certainly elected in this district, the first.  Between Smith and Graves, Democrats for third delegate, the race is close.  If the reports are correct from the Elkhorn and Polaris Precincts, Graves will have a small plurality for third delegate.


Meeting of the Pioneers Today

The Second Annual Meeting of the Pioneers’ Society of Beaverhead County is being held in Dillon today.  There is a large number of Pioneers in attendance.  The meeting of the Society is taking place in the Opera House.

Colonel Sanders will deliver the Pioneer Oration at the Opera House today.  No man in Montana, or elsewhere can do pioneer subjects the justice Colonel Sanders can, and his eloquent forensic effort will be an address never equaled in Montana before.  The banquet spread for members and invited guests will be at the Temple on the ground floor of the Masonic building, this evening.

Among those who arrived last night; to be present were noticed Colonel Sanders and Mrs. Sanders, of Helena; Dr. E.D. Leavitt and Mrs. Leavitt, of Butte; Hon Con Kohrs, of Deer Lodge, and Jos. C. Keppler, of Anaconda.  Owing to the Tribune going to press at noon, no report can be given in this issue, but it will appear in next week’s paper.



1889 May 31



General Orders Issued by Order of Gov. White, Commander-in-Chief

Headquarters National Guard of Montana, Adjutant General’s Office, Helena, Montana.

General orders No. 2, series 1889

The following general staff appointments have been made under the military code of Montana:

C.W. Turner, Helena, adjutant general: rank, brigadier general, from March 12, 1889.

J.A. Browne, Darling, Inspector general; rank, brigadier general, from April 13, 1889.

W.F. Knippenberg, Glendale, aid decamp; rank, colonel of cavalry, from April 30, 1889.



The transfers of real property for the past month have been as follows:

B.F. White, et ux., to Louis Heinbockle, lot 7, in block 9, in Dillon.

Z.E. Thomas, et ux., to N. Ladoux, property in the town of Glendale.

Levi Cartier to N. Ladoux, lots in the town of Glendale.

Hugh H. Hoppy, et ux., to Charles M. Shepherd, property in Glendale.

C.M Shepherd, et al., to N. Ladoux, lots in Glendale.

Bob Bolton and Al Lewis, of Glendale sampled Dillon soda.



1889 JUN 07


Notice to Co-Owner

To William A. Haining, his heirs or representatives.  You are hereby notified that I have expended in labor and expenses on the Cordwood Mining Lode, in the Vipond district, Beaverhead County, Montana, for the past five years, two hundred and fifty ($250), dollars, in accordance with the provisions of section 2,324 revised statutes of the United States, that being the amount required to hold said mining claim until December 31, 1888, and, if within ninety days after the first publication of this notice, you fail to contribute your portion and costs of this notice, as your co-owner, your one-half interest in said Cordwood lode will become the property of the subscriber under said section 2,324.

Joseph Sturm



The Superiority of the Oats and Blue Joint of Southern Montana

The fleet race horse “Spokane” was foaled, bred and fed in Southern Montana, a short distance from Dillon.  The superiority of this climate for raising fast horses is now acknowledged, and the superiority of this section for raising oats and blue joint hay will soon be established.  The following letter from Noah Armstrong, owner of Spokane, to T.W. Poindexter, Sr., fully explains itself;

Millsdale, KY, May 26, 1889

T.W. Poindexter, Dillon, M.T.

Dear Sir:  If you have any oats such as I got from you on my way down, you will do me a favor by sending me a car load to Chicago, or as much as you can put in a car, leaving room for a ton or two of hay, providing you have the same kind of nice, fresh, clean blue joint as you let me have before.  All of the race horse men who have seen the oats and hay which I brought down are very anxious to get some of the same kind.  They never saw such oats in this country before.  This care load will be a kind of a sample lot, and if first class will likely open up quite a trade for you another year.

Yours Truly,
N. Armstrong

N.B. - Bill to N. Armstrong, Washington Park, Chicago, Id.



1889 JUN 14



Paragraphed for General Interest and Local Entertainment.

H.T. Sappington has gone to Kentucky to visit his old home.

General Manager Knippenberg, of the Hecla Co., has gone East.

Marshall Todd, Glendale’s assistant postmaster, has been taking a recess.

The St. Charles hotel is the latest venture in the boarding house line.

George B. Temple and Adam Gray have bidden Montana a final farewell.

A.F. Rice is teaching classed in penmanship at Glendale and Melrose.

Miss Effie Miller has returned from Helena, where she was attending school.

Peter Leybold and Miss Lillie Knuth, prominent Good Templers, were married recently.

John A. Hall, lately of Sheridan, has accepted a position at Melrose with the Hecla B. and M. Co.

Isaac H. Rice, recently the stage driver between Hecla and Glendale, has gone to take in Tennessee.

The new roaster of the Hecla Co. is doing fine work.  Its inventor, S.B. Dexter, wears a broad smile in consequence.

C.Helm Colkendolpher has been given charge of the H.M. and B. Co.’s dry goods store in Glendale.  The name is a little crooked, but the man is straight.

The Hecla Company is building a new assay office.  It will be a neat building adjoining the general office.  It will be fitted up with all modern conveniences.

The cards are out announcing the marriage of Will Knippenberg, of Glendale, and Miss May Maxwell, of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The wedding is to take place at Indianapolis next Wednesday, the 19th.



1889 JUN 21



Wm. Moore, proprietor of the St. Charles at Glendale, paid Dillon a call.



Pointed up Personal Paragraphs Picked Up Promiscuously

The patriotic people of Glendale are preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July in good shape.  Horse racing is down on the program, and a game of baseball between the Glendale and Lion City nines.  In the evening there will be a fine display of fireworks, and the celebration will conclude with a grand ball at the rink.

On Thursday of last week, Walter Moore, of the St. Charles Hotel, was married to Miss Shumaker of Ruby Valley.

Gus. Herring is the proud father of twins.  They were born on the 17th instant.

An infant daughter of B.G. Swofford died last Sunday morning.  A few days before Noah Siria buried a little child.

The smelter is running at full handed; three stacks and the new roaster.  Everybody is busy and happy.

The Good Templers is flourishing.  Applications for membership are presented weekly.  Good work is being done.

1889 JUN 28

Spokane, the famous race horse, was foaled and bred in Southern Montana, within thirty miles of Dillon.  The oats that the world beater, Spokane, was raised on are grown in this section.  The oats are of such a superior quality that they are now called “Spokane oats.”


Wm. F. Knippenberg, of Glendale, and Miss Mary Maxwell were married in Indianapolis, Ind., on the 20th inst.  The happy couple is expected to arrive in Glendale tonight, where they will make their future home.


A few days ago Thomas McGovern, while under the influence of liquor, entered the residence of Jack Ebenhack, of Glendale, and dared the latter to put him out.  Ebenhack struck McGowen with a boot jack, knocking him down.  McGovern then went home where he was further injured by a fall near the door of his residence.  He died Thursday morning at 5 o’clock.  Coroner Clark has gone to Glendale to hold a post mortem examination.



The Camp in the Northern Part of the County Looms Up

The Vipond district, in the northern part of this county, is booming up at present, and the boom cannot help but be lasting, for the mines in that section carry ores of the paying kind.  The working of these ores cannot by result in leaving margins of profit.

The Lone Pine Company, the recent incorporation, the recent incorporation of which for $500,000 was noticed in the Tribune, will soon commence the erection of its 10 stamp wet crushing silver mill.       We understand the contract for the lumber has been let and that the building of the mill will be pushed as rapidly as possible.  The superintendent of the construction was in Dillon a short time ago and said the mill would be put up shortly.

In the Vipond district other properties are coming into notice.  A correspondent of the butte Inter Mountain speaks of one of the promising mines of the district as follows: “J.C. Friend has a bond and lease on the Handy Andy, owned by Mr. Hay, and a lease also of the Great Western, and is sinking on the ledge.  The shaft is now down seventy five feet, and has a very fine showing of ore.  His ore, worked in the arastra by the Galbraith Bros., saves about 65 to 70 oz. of silver per ton and the lead, unlike any other developed in the district, runs down almost perpendicularly.  Mr. Hay has ordered a Common Sense whim and will have it arranged very conveniently in a short time.”



HAINING-BARNETTE.-At the Methodist parsonage, in Dillon, Montana, on June 22, 1889, by Rev. J. Wilks, James Haining and Miss Frona Barnett, both of Birch Creek.



The Southern Montana Colt the Victor of Chicago.

Chicago dispatch 22nd:  Forty seven thousand people paid their money at the gates at Washington Park today, and then saw Spokane win the American derby, worth $18,000.  Spokane had been favored by far, still other horses had their backers.  Proctor Knott though defeated on more than one field, was not considered disgraced, and many thousands of dollars were stacked upon his ability to win the race.  Don Jose, too, was also considered to have every bit as good chances as Spokane.  There was also a strong tip on Once Again.

As the time of the race drew near the noise of the bookmakers grew louder, and longer odds were cried in vociferous tones on every hand.  The rush about the betting booths was enormous and hundreds of people were unable to get within fifty feet of a bookmaker.  Spokane was a hot favorite at $6 to $5, though large sums of money were also got on nearly every other horse in the race.  Nearly $1,000,000 changed hands on the result.

The race was an exciting one, because the tremendous crowd made it so.  No great show was made in the preliminary parade, in which each of the contestants looked fit to compete for valuable stakes.  Sorrento was first on the track, then Proctor Knott appeared, was followed by Long Dance, Don Jose, Retrieve and Once Again.  Last came Spokane.  During the three break- aways Proctor Knott broke in front each time.

When the flag fell to an excellent start, Once Again was in front, followed by Sorrento, Don Jose, Proctor Knott, Long Dance, Retrieve and Spokane in the order named.  The Dare Devil immediately plied the whip and Knott shot ahead like a flash, Once Again being taken back by Murphy.

The race was fast and all seemed content with their positions which down the stretch and past the stand, except for a moment Don Jose made a spurt, Knott had the advantage of two lengths over the others who were well bunched, with Spokane bringing up the rear under Kelly’s strong pull.  Knott lost some of his head and at the three quarter pole Sorrento was gaining.  Then the race became desperate.  When the one half mark fell behind the racers there, was just daylight between Knott and Retrieve, while the others except Once Again were pulling up.  Sorrento was cut off in the turn, but his jockey, pulling him to the outside, made up lost ground so rapidly that his backers trembled with joy.

As the home stretch was reached he was again second, but there Proctor Knott gave out and there Spokane made his run.  So fast did he come that the rushing past the last quarter he was actually leading while Knott had already fallen into third place.  Again Sorrento advanced, but though no stronger than those behind, could not disturb Spokane, who came away under Kelly’s upraised hand but without tasting whip or spur, and won easily by a full length.  Sorrento was second, a head before Retrieve third, followed by Don Jose, Long Dance, Once Again and Proctor Knott.  The latter cut up and very tired, stopped at the saddling paddock and was taken to his stable, while the crowd hurrahed and the band played, as a saddle of roses was placed upon the winner’s haunches.  Time 2:41 ¼.

1889 JUL 05


Never since the discovery of gold in Montana has the mining industry, speaking in general terms, presented such a promising outlook or has the industry been in a more prosperous condition than it is at present. Nearly every day in each passing week rich and new discoveries are being made in different mining camps of the Territory.  The wonderful developments of 1889 will exceed those of any previous year at a moderate calculation at least one hundred per cent.  The product of our Montana mines, for 1888, in gold, silver, copper, and lead, combined, far exceeded that of any other State of Territory by several millions of dollars.  The activity displayed in the producing districts indicates that the current year’s output will be several million dollars more than it was last year.  Within the territory embraced in the districts of Beaverhead County, and other parts of Southern Montana, the activity reported in the development and in the operating of the mines promises results that will materialize in an unusually large output, in addition to which the opening and permanent development of mines, in nearly every instance, has enhanced the intrinsic value of the properties and put many of them in the position of being in the rank of ore-producing mines.  The reports of the mines of Butte, Helena, Phillipsburg, Marysville, Drum Lummon, Neihart, Barker, Castle, Maiden and in fact, from all of the districts where the mines are being operated, are very favorable, showing that the operated mines are holding their own in yielding profitable returns.  Nearer home, our districts, embracing Vipond, Glendale, the Sheridan section, Argenta, Blue Wing, Bald Mountain and Elkhorn, are presenting favorable showings.  In some of these mining districts the showings were never before brighter or presented a more promising appearance.  In the Vipond district the outlook was never better.  The Hecla Company is making a highly satisfactory record in the Glendale district.  At Argenta the prospects now are that two furnaces will be in full blast before fall.  In the other districts of the county there is more than ordinary activity for this season of the year, indicating that before the close of the year those districts will come to the front.  It is true that the shortage of snow on the mountains and the absence of the customary rainfall has proven detrimental to placer mining in Madison and Beaverhead counties, but that will, undoubtedly, more than be made up in the increased activity in the quartz mining industry.  Thus, in reviewing the mining outlook, it will be readily observed that the prospects for Montana are flattering, and that the present year will prove one of unparalleled prosperity.


List of the Claims Recorded for the Month of June.

The following is a list of the quartz and place mining locations made and recorded in Beaverhead County for the month of June:

John Wells and Wm. Hunt, the Fraction lode, in the Montana mining district.

J.G. Maddux and J.B. Billings, a placer claim, in the Vipond district.

Wm. H. Brown, the Tuxedo lode, in the Vipond district.

J.E. Terry, et al., the Phil Sheridan lode, in the Vipond district.

Phil Shaw and J.D. Ferguson, the Stony Cliff lode, in the Vipond district.


Jack Ebenhack Held in $1,000 Bail on a Charge of Manslaughter.

In the last Tribune a brief paragraph mentioned the killing of Thomas McGovern at Glendale by Jack Ebenhack, but no reliable particulars of the homicide were obtainable at the time of the publication of the item. Ebenhack was arrested for killing McGovern, and brought to Dillon, and his preliminary examination was fixed for Monday before Justice Holden.

The preliminary examination of Jack Ebenhack commenced on Monday before Justice Holden and lasted two days.  County Attorney Conger and Judge Thos. J. Galbraith appeared for the people, and the following witnesses testified for the prosecution: P. Grotevant, John McCarl, Seth Halbert, John Peterson, John Hulsizer, O.D. Farlin, Dr. J.L. Jones, Henry W. Brown, Oscar Smith and Robt. Bolton.   W.S. Barbour defended Ebenhack, and the defense called R.T. Noyes and A.O. Rose as witnesses.

At the examination considerable evidence was taken down, but only a statement of the substance of the testimony will be given.  It appears that on the night the fatal blow was given that Jack Ebenhack and Thomas McGovern were gambling for money in a saloon in Glendale, and that they played poker and seven up nearly all night of the 21st ult.  The two had a quarrel and a war of words over a game of seven up, Ebenhack claiming that seven points was the game, and McGovern claiming that ten points was the game.  According to the testimony of Oscar Smith – (who saw the quarrel over the card game and seen Ebenhack deal the fatal blow with the boot jack) – McGovern was staggering drunk, while Ebenhack was sober.  Ebenhack left the saloon first and McGovern, still drunk, went to Ebenhack’s cabin and Oscar Smith shut up the saloon and went down the street at the same time.  McGovern entered Ebenhack’s cabin and the latter ejected McGovern and knocked him down.  McGovern got up and while near the cabin’s door Ebenhack dealt McGovern a blow on the head from which he died.  Dr. Jones testified that McGovern came to his death from a wound on the left side of the head – the same wound inflicted by Ebenhack with a boot jack.

The above statement is condensed from the mass of testimony.  Justice Holden held Ebenhack in $1,000 bail on the charge of manslaughter to await the action of the next Grand Jury.  Ebenhack, failing to give the required bail, is in jail.


Pointed and Personal Paragraphs Picked Up Promiscuously.

Henry S. Pond and wife are visiting friends at Ogden, Utah.

Misses Edith and Mabel Earle visited their father, G.G. Earle.

Col. Will F. Knippenberg and bride have arrived from Indianapolis.

Manager Knippenberg, wife, and Miss Mary have returned from a visit to the East.

George B. Conway, Mrs. Conway and children, visited Warm Springs in Deer Lodge County.

Gus Hening’s twin babies died last week.  One lived two hours after the other was dead.

J.T. Street, of the iron mines, is happy over the recent addition to his home.  It is a nice daughter.

The smelters are all running in full blast, and the daily output of bullion is up to the recognized standard.

Thomas McGovern, who was killed by Jack Ebenhack, last week, was road supervisor of the Glendale district.

Julius Steinborn and Miss Mary Kopec, recently from Bridgeport, Conn., were married at Butte last Tuesday.

The identity of the Glendale itemizer for the Tribune is shrouded in mystery – some supporting that ex-Judge Tarbell is slinging up the items.

Quite a number of Glendaleites went to Dillon to testify in the cast of the Territory of Montana against Jack Ebenhack for killing Thomas McGovern.

Albert F. Cline and Miss Annie Hulsizer were united in the bonds and bands of matrimony at the McDermott house in Butte on the 24th ult.  Heap of congratulations.

Dame Rumor has it that a couple of Glendale young people will unite in matrimony shortly.  Neither of them was married before, which is something quite unusual for Glendale.

On the Fourth the Good Templars of Glendale and Melrose united in a picnic at the grove near Melrose.  The Glendale G.T.’s were conveyed to the grounds in a number of wagons which were gaily decorated with “red, white and blue.”  The crowd punished lots of lemonade and there was nary a “stick” in it.

1889 JUL 12

At the first Baptist church on Sunday evening, Rev. F.E. Bostwick preached his farewell sermon to a very large congregation.  The sermon was one of the best efforts at pulpit oratory ever delivered in Dillon.  Judge Thomas, Mrs. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Teal of Glendale, and little “Babe” Metlen rendered appropriate sacred music, with Mr. Clark as organist.



Pointed and Personal Paragraphs Picked Up Promiscuously.

H.S. Pond and family have returned from Mormondom

John Peterson is the happy father of a bouncing baby boy.

Mrs. Thomas H. Teal and daughter have returned from a visit to Dillon.

Julia, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wold, died last Tuesday evening.

The mother and sister of assistant postmaster Todd have arrived and will spend the summer in Glendale.

H.T. Sappington returned from Kentucky on the 4th inst., bringing a number of fine “blue grass” horses.

Martin Bezek and Catherine Conda, a recent arrival from Austria, were married in Butte on the 2nd instant.

A young son of B.G. Swofford died on Saturday, the 6th inst.  This is the second time within a month death has visited his family.

Hon. Henry Knippenberg, after spending Sunday with his family, returned to his labors as a member of the Constitutional Convention at Helena.

The following were some of Glendale’s visitors during the week: Mrs. Row, Mrs. Lain and children of Deer Lodge, Hon. E.E. Congdon, of Butte, General Joseph A. Browne, of Darling.

The machinists at the Hecla smelter have constructed a smooth bore steel cannon, of small caliber, for use on the Fourth of July and other occasions when noise is required to help the people to rejoice.

Rev. G.M Ryder, of Walkerville, has been appointed by the Montana Methodist Conference as pastor of the church at Glendale, and it is understood he will be here to begin services on Sunday the 14th.  A hearty welcome is extended to the gentleman and his wife.

The hope is expressed that at least one couple of our matrimonially incline young people will conclude to have the ceremony performed by our Glendale minister or justice of the peace, instead of going to Butte or Dillon.  Six marriages have occurred within a few weeks in which Glendale people were the principals, not one of which was solemnized at home.



1889 JUL 19



Milk shake, soda water and lemonade will be in active demand tomorrow.

The city is full of people from neighboring towns, come to attend the circus.

Several cases of scarlet fever are reported from Glendale.  One case has proven fatal.



1889 JUL 26



A Few Interesting Notes from that Busy Community.

Isaac H. Rice has returned from Missouri.

A young son of Orrin Beall died on Sunday last.

Misses Edith and Mabel Earle, visited their father, G.G. Earle, several days this week.

During the past ten days Glendale has been blessed with frequent and copious rains.

Professor H.A. Woods visited Glendale and Hecla this week.  Glad to see you, come again.

On Wednesday evening the New Orleans minstrels exhibited to a good audience at the Opera House.

Last Thursday was the Hecla company’s pay day, and a large amount of cash was distributed among its employees.

Rev. G.M. Ryder and wife have arrived and have established housekeeping in the Leavitt house in Highland Park.

On Tuesday evening last the pupils of Miss French’s private school, and the Juvenile Templars under the direction of Mrs. Hull, gave an entertainment, consisting of songs, recitations, essays, etc., all at the “Grand Opera House.”  A “fan drill,” by ten girls was the lecture of the evening.  The program was well rendered.

1889 AUG 02


Robbers at Glendale

Last Sunday evening while many of the people of Glendale were at church, some unknown person or persons effected an entrance to the jewelry store of H.S. Pond and took there from goods to the amount of six or seven hundred dollars.  At last accounts no clue to the robbers had been obtained.  Any parties having watches or other jewelry offered to them by questionable parties should report the same to the proper officers at once.



H.D. Weenink, our photographer, has been in Glendale this week.

Lon Pickett of Glendale, was in town chaperoning the “Ideal” company.



Beaverhead County Liable to be Entirely Consumed.

Word from various parts of our country reports the flames having full sway and much damage is being done.  The timer on both sides of the Big Hole River near Dewey’s Flat, about twenty-five miles from here, has been burning for several days and all efforts to extinguish the flames have thus far proved fruitless.  In the Big Hole basin and adjoining county both timer and meadows are being burned.  Several hundred ties have been lost and the ranchmen are even losing their mown hay.  The cause of this fire is not definitely known but is supposed to have come from a cigarette stub, as some men who went to work, and were smoking, soon discovered the flames at the place where they first began to work.  This fire began on the 23rd and is still burning.  The settlers have fought the flames day and night and it is difficult to tell how much damage will be done before they can be extinguished.  There is also a fire in the Bitter Root country that is lying to waste the timber rapidly.  It is burning on both sides of the range.



A Few Interesting Notes From that Busy Community.

On Friday, July 26th, in Butte, John Huddleston and Miss Minnie Schick were united in marriage, also at the same place Miss Annie Skinger became Mrs. Steve Kambich.  All were from Glendale.

On Sunday last, when many of the good people of our town were at church, H.S. Pond’s store was robbed of five or six hundred dollars worth of watches and jewelry.  The burglars effected an entrance through a window in the rear of the store room.

Forest fires have been raging for several days at the head of Cherry and Canyon creeks.  The air has been filled with smoke and the sun darkened, appearing at times as though in an eclipse.

Some member of the New Orleans Minstrel company made his mark at Glendale; it is in the shape of a drawing resembling a Hindoo god, on the front of the smokestack on the hillside.  Large head, small body, smaller legs and diminutive feet.  It is supposed to represent “Old Hecla, himself.”

S.B. Dexter is visiting the Warm Springs, near Deer Lodge, for the benefit of his health.

Hon. Henry Knippenberg, Glendale’s representative at the constitutional convention, after spending several days with his family, returned to Helena on Wednesday, accompanied by Mrs. Knippenberg.

One of the Hecla Company’s furnaces has been closed down, owing to a scarcity of water.  The Dexter roasting furnace is also idle.

Last week the Tribune chronicled the death of Orin Beall’s children.  Another one, a little girl, died on Tuesday, July 30th.

Our friends who contemplate matrimony should remember that it requires “pa’s” consent if either party has not reached the age of one score and one, and not have to rely upon the telegraph system for help in time of need, and that when the word has been spoken kisses should begin at home.  It must be a trying ordeal for the officiating magistrate to be obliged to break the ice on such solemn occasions.



1889 AUG 09



The “Iron Mountain” to be Supplied With Machinery at Once.

Alex B. Allen, general manger of the P.J. Kelly Mining Company, and E.S. Ball, superintendent of the company’s smelter, went south Tuesday night, to Salt Lake City, where they will purchase the machinery for the company’s new 60 ton smelter.

The company has engaged the services of Mr. James Parfet, who was for several years superintendent of the Hecla mines, at Glendale, to take charge of the developing work: and with the experience and general knowledge of mining which he possesses, the stockholders may look for splendid results.

Mr. Parfet examined the mines thoroughly on his arrival, and was more than pleased with the quality of the ore and the amount in sight.  It is his judgment that there is enough ore in sight in the company’s “Iron Mountain” lode, alone, to keep three 60 ton smelters going constantly.

With the ore of the company’s “Anaconda” lode, and the other properties which they own, more or less developed, some carrying high grade ore, a large plant can be run in Argenta.  A year from now will see Argenta a lively camp, or the Tribune news hunter will miss the guess.



Parties wishing to buy anything contained in a first class dining hall, or chamber sets, should attend G.G. Beckwith’s sale at the U.P. dining hall, Melrose, on the 22nd.  “Everything goes.”

Glendale leads the county this year in organizing the first campaign glee club.  Mrs. R.Z. Thomas has been sent for to instruct them.



1889 AUG 30



Tom Douglas has moved to Melrose to take charge of an eating house.

At a meeting of the citizens of Glendale this week, John Wells and Marshal Todd were nominated candidates for justices of the peace of that place, and A.J. Stucker and Robt. Miller for constables.

The republicans of Glendale started the political ball rolling Monday.  A torchlight procession was the order of the evening.


Going to Butte

It is now positively settled that Louis Kaufman & Co. will remove to Butte City, where they will do business under the name of “The Boston Shoe and Clothing Co.”  They will deal in men’s wear only and will try to close out their present stock of ladies wear at their old stand in this city.  Their Butte place of business will be on Main Street opposite the Bonner Mercantile Co., where they will be pleased to see their Dillon friends at any time.



Geo. E. Tarbell went to Butte this week.

Rev. U.F. Hawk, of Butte, has been visiting friends here this week.

Lizzie Miller, daughter of J.W. Miller intends to go to Indianapolis soon.

The roaster is now running to good advantage and S.B. Dexter, the inventor, is wearing a very happy smile.

Mrs. William, wife of Thomas Williams cashier for Sappington & Co., intends to go to her home in Ill., on Tuesday.

Thos. H. Rea, assistant cashier of the Hecla mining company, went to Dillon Thursday to take out his naturalization papers.  He expected to visit some while there.

The M.E. church people have been making quite extensive repairs upon the interior of their church.  Rev. G.M. Ryder preached a very excellent sermon on “Labor” last Sunday evening to a full house.
The republicans or our town organized a Carter club here Monday evening after having nominated the township ticket.  G.G. Earle was elected president, Charles J. Harvey, secretary, and Wm. Knippenberg, captain.

Our public schools will open on Monday, September 9th.  Rev. G.M. Ryder has been engaged as principal and Miss Mabel French as primary instructor.  The school building has been repainted and presents a fine appearance.

1889 SEP 06



L. Kaufman, plaintiff,


Charles McCarthy defendant

To be sold at Sheriff’s Sale; On the 28th day of September, 1889, at 2 o’clock p.m. in front of the Court House door, in the City of Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory.  All right, title and interest of the above named defendant, Charles McCarthy, in and to the following described real property, to wit: All right, title and interest in and to the “Iron Lode” mining claim, being 1500 feet in length and 600 feet in width and recorded in Book U, at page 266, records of Beaverhead County, Montana Territory: also all right, title and interest in and to the “Kit Carson” lode mining claim being 450 feet in length and 600 feet in width, and recorded in Vol. 16, at page 249, records of Beaverhead County, Montana Territory, together will all ores on dumps and all improvements and appurtenances belonging or in anywise appertaining to or usually had and enjoyed with the same.

All the above described property is lying and situated in Bryant Mining District, Beaverhead County, Montana Territory.

Dated this 4th day of September, 1889.

Addison O. Rose,

Sheriff of Bvhd County
By Thomas F. Hamilton
Under Sheriff



A glance at the democratic county ticket will show that the name of Samuel A. Barbour as candidate for representative, has been withdrawn and that of William J. Koontz of the same place (Hecla) substituted therefore. We are not in possession of Mr. Barbour’s reasons for resigning but they were evidently very good ones.  Mr. Koontz will run well on the ticket, and no doubt will be a satisfactory candidate to his party.



Parties owing account past due, are requested to settle immediately.  Owing to our removal to Butte City, we must collect all outstanding accounts at once.

L. Kaufman & Co.


Photographers, will stop at Red Rock Sunday and Monday, Sept. 8th and 9th, with their photographic tent and will be prepared to take photos of any style required.



1889 SEP 13



On account of other crowding engagements, Hon. A.C. Botkin and Hon. Lee Mantle will have to cancel their engagement at Glendale on Monday evening, as advertised in the supplement of this issue.



Glendale Meeting

GLENDALE, Sept. 9 – Major Maginnis arrived here from Butte this afternoon and was met by members of the county committee.  The canvas is this county has not yet become exciting, although the registry has progressed as well as might be expected in places that are easy of such access.  There are a good many outlying districts hard to reach, and it is a question whether the vote from these points will be put on the registry list between now and Saturday.  The republicans in this section have an idea that Beaverhead was very severely snubbed by the republican state convention that passed over Governor White, who is a favorite son here; still they are warming up to the work and doing their utmost to get names on the registry.  In this county the new law operates with great hardship, as, in almost every instance, the settlements far removed from registry offices are those which have a strong democratic vote.  However, the party will do its utmost to get every man’s name on the list.  It is evident that the presence of Major Maginnis here will do a good deal of good and the party workers are resolved to put in the balance of the week in hard work on the registry list. – Anaconda Standard.



1889 SEP 20


Weenink and Nesbitt, photographers, will be at Twin Bridges during fair days.  Come one and all and get your photos.

Monday evening Judge Thomas issued marriage licenses to James W. Houtchens of Missoula and Miss Mary E. Woodside of Glendale.

I take pleasure in announcing to the ladies of Dillon and vicinity that I have just received a full line of hats, bonnets and trimmings of the latest styles.  Also dresses made in the latest fashions and at prices to suit the times.
Mrs. Anna Hart

The following people registered at the Corinne during the past week from Beaverhead County and surrounding towns; E.G. Ruggles, Glendale; P.F. Scott, Idaho; A.W. Brumfield, Joseph and Mathias Waldhere and Fred Mayer, Wisdom; Ed Mitchell and T. Layton, Virginia City; L. Wheeler, Melrose.



The selection of H.A. Woods and A.L. Stone to represent the people of our county in their respective parties during the present campaign as superintendent of public schools, requires us, in justice to these young men, to say a few words in their behalf.

These two gentlemen have been selected upon their merits, and for educational ability and moral principles no other two could have been found within our county who were better qualified.

Mr. Woods was born in Chilo, Clermont County, Ohio, October 7, 1863.  The first seventeen years of his life was spent on a farm where he worked and attended school as most eastern farmer boys do.  In 1880, he went to Northern Indiana normal school at Valparaiso, Ind., remaining there one year.  Immediately following this he went to Ohio State University at Columbus, where he remained three years.  In the fall of 1884, he began teaching and continued this work until 1887.  Part of this time he was principal of the Moscow, Ohio high school.  His summer vacations were spent in the employ of Griffing, Gordon & Co., New Haven, Conn., in drafting county maps.  He came to Glendale in ’87 and taught in the schools there for two years.  Last fall he was chosen to represent the republicans for the same office for which he is now candidate, and was elected.  He is now residing in Dillon and devotes his spare time to reading law.

Mr. Stone was born in Auburn, Kansas, October 14, 1860.  His younger years were perhaps more favorable to educational development than those of his opponent, as his father, (and in fact his ancestry in general,) was an able educator, having held prominent positions in various places, especially Leavenworth college, and Fulton, Ill. High school.  Mr. Stone rose rapidly as an educational worker and was identified with the schools of Leavenworth County for six years.  In 1874, he was appointed associate examiner and held the position until the following year when on account of ill health, he resigned to come to the mountains.  He came to Butte in ’85, where he did office work for nearly three years.  He accepted a position as bookkeeper for the Dillon Implement Co. here in the spring of last year and is still in the employ of said company.




1889 SEP 27



George Romaine and Miss Mary Butch, of Big Hole, were married at the residence of Mr. George Savage in this city on Wednesday the 25th.  Judge Thomas tied the sacred knot.

H.D. Weenink returned last evening from Vipond Park where he has been for several days.

During the next few days our citizens will have abundant opportunity to hear the campaign issues discussed.  Hon. Thos. H. Carter will speak in the opera house tomorrow evening.  Hon. W.Y. Pemberton will be here on Monday evening, and Hon. R.B. Smith will speak to the citizens of Glendale on the same evening.  Hons. Pemberton and Smith will both speak in Virginia City on Tuesday evening the 24th.

A very pleasant hymeneal took place at the residence of General Hardisty, in Glendale, on the evening of September 18th.  The contracting parties were Mr. James W. Houtchens, of Missoula, and Miss Mary E. Woodside of Glendale.  A large number of friends were present and many valuable presents were given.  When the time arrived for refreshments, it was found that one of the finest suppers ever prepared in the place was awaiting the guests.  Mr. and Mrs. Houtchens have the best wishes of all their friends.



1889 OCT 04



The county court will convene in this city Monday next.  The list is full and a long tedious session is expected.  The grand and petit jurors who are required to appear are as follows:


John C. Brenner                
W.G. Phillips
M.S. Herr
Lafayette Scott
Emerson Hill
William Garland
H. Knippenberg
John Wells
Edward Harvey
Charles Herman
J.C. Wilson
Frank Landon
T.M. Selway
L. Hanson
L.A. Harkness
Wm. T. Maulden
L.C. Fyhrie
R.T. Wing
John F. Bishop
John V. Seybold


W.P. Layne
J.E. Estes
J.H. Freischlag
Trefley Rose
James McLaughlin
Louis Kaufman
Henry Thompson
H.S. Pond
G.T. Paul
T.H. Hamilton
J.M. Mackay
R.H. Selway
A. Poulson
Hugh Patton
F.E. Foote
Wm. M. Roe
Joseph Trimborn
Peter Tatchio
Phil D. McGough
Phil Lovell
O. Mast
James A. Meyers
J.T. Ross
J.W. Moran
Samuel Powell
Jake Hartwig
H.F. Seybold
Chas. G. Noble



Editor Tribune:

That is a mild way of putting it, to say that it is a shame the way the republicans of Beaverhead County knifed Mr. Woods, candidate for county superintendent of schools.  It is bad enough when a candidate is defeated by the opposing party, but when his own party, will, after his unanimous choice as their candidate, turn around and stab him in the back, it is dastardly and mean.  The facts in this case are plain and simple.  Mr. Woods was the choice of the republican party of this county for the position of the school superintendent.  He is a man worthy the votes of his party.  No voice of objection was raised on the ground of his inefficiency.  He has used no partiality in his work in this office which he filled the past year.  He attended to the work imposed upon him strictly and thoroughly.  He is working hard to fit himself to the bar.  He is helping a younger brother to obtain an education.  He is honest, temperate and a thorough gentleman.

Yet, in the face of these facts a number of his own party stooped so low as to enter into a combination to down him.  It is a fact those who worked hardest against Mr. Woods were those who cried loudest for straighter voting by the party.  It is no credit to any one of the republicans who voted against Woods.

A Voter




Ah Wing, whose case was in the hands of the jury when we went to press with our last issue, was found guilty of murder in the second degree, and goes to the penitentiary for life.  He killed another Chinaman.

H.S. Pond, of Glendale, who is serving on the petit jury, was called home Saturday by the illness of a member of his family

Messrs. John Berger and Judges Noyes, of Glendale, are among the attendants at court this week.

1889 OCT 11




Justice of Peace – R.T. Noyes, 106; Marshall Todd, 74; John Wells, 74; T.G. Williams, 98.

Constable – James C. Bateman, 114; R.M. Miller, 82; N.J. Hungate, 81; A.J. Stucker, 71.

Lion City

Justices of Peace – E.H. Harvey, 43; F.J. Hudson, 76, Dan McMasters, 12; Mike Garvey, 5.

Constables – D.W. Lewis, 50; James Lyons, 56; Joe Parry, 3; James Johnston, 1; M. Garvey, 1.



At the office of R.Z. Thomas, October 9th, Peter Grant, of Spring Hill, to Miss Fannie Ferguson, of Glendale.



1889 OCT 18



Cases Disposed of During the Last Week – Synopsis of Proceedings

The work done in the district court during the past week has been varied in character.

The case of the territory against Ah Wind, for murder, which was in the hands of the jury as went to press last week, resulted in the verdict of murder in the second degree, for which defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Ebenhack case, in which the defendant John Ebenhack, was charged with murder in the first degree, resulted in a verdict of “not guilty.”  The circumstances connected with this case as shown by the testimony are as follows:

Ebenhack and McGovern had been gambling and drinking, and the latter named person accused the defendant of cheating him out of a dollar.  Ebenhack returned to his home and about four o’clock in the morning McGovern came to his house, broke the door open and entered.  The defendant asked who was there, and learned in reply that it was McGovern, whereupon he was told to leave the house.  This he refused to do and Ebenhack put him out.  He returned, however, and the defendant struck him on the head with a bootjack, and put him out again.  The following day McGovern appeared before a justice and pled guilty of disturbing the peace and paid a fine of $25, and the costs, three days after this, he was found in his cabin dead, and during this time he had been on another drunk.  The coroner’s jury held that McGovern came to his death by a wound on the head, made by the defendant on the previous occasion.  That the defendant dealt the blow, no one denies, and tha the said blow aided in ending, but the jury was instructed by the court to consider the evidence carefully, and if it was evident to them that the blow was struck with malice aforethought, to render the verdict of guilty, but if the jury thought the blow was dealt with no malicious intent, and in the defense of his house, the verdict should be “not guilty.”  The jury considered that the latter was the true facts in the case and in about three hours returned a verdict of acquittal.
1889 OCT 25



W.J. Crowell, went to Boise City, Idaho, this week on business.

Mrs. Anna Hart is in Glendale with a stock of millinery goods.

Mrs. Thos. H. Teal, of Glendale, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas this week.



1889 NOV 01


The people of Glendale are experiencing a scourge of scarlet fever, now.  It is interfering with the public schools and business in general.

D.R. Clapham, A.F. Graeter and Emerson Hill, of Red Rock, John Wells of Glendale and Henry Garrett, of Bannack, were in town this week on various business errands.



CONWAY – In Glendale, Mont., on Wednesday, October 23, 1889, of scarlet fever, Julia N., daughter of Geo. B. and Lillie E. Conway, aged five years, eleven months and nine days.



Mr. Editor – Thinking the readers of your valuable paper would like to hear a word from this locality I take the liberty to write to you.  This town is situated in a very pretty place in a canyon from three hundred to four hundred yards wide and about one mile long and narrows down at each end until it is just wide enough for the Big Hole river to pass with a wagon road by its side.  Very high mountains are on each side of us.  Old Sol shines on us about one hour and a half later than you Dillon people and leaves us about that much ahead of you, so you see we do not get to see much of him, but the moon shines on us in all her glory.  We have about fifty buildings here; all told three stores, five saloons, four boarding houses, one blacksmith shop and a livery stable.  No post office yet but will soon have one with Mr. Eugene Carson as Postmaster.  The Lone Pine Mining and Milling Company will have their mill in operation about the 15th of November and will employ about twenty men at it.  At Quartz Hill where all the mines are situated, is the Lone Pine, working at present fifteen men but later on will have about twenty-five.  The “Handy Andy” mine joining, it is owned by John A. Leggett of Butte, but under lease to Mr. James Wells who is working five men and shipping the ore to Butte and is netting him about one hundred dollars to the ton, there are several other mines there also but these are the only ones that are working at present.  They are situated about six miles south of here and three thousand feet higher than we are which makes them eight thousand feet high as we are five thousand.  The mill has a capacity of twenty-five tons every twenty four hours.  Mr. A.L. Pickett of Glendale has the contract for delivering the ore to the mill at one dollar per ton and has to deliver twenty five tons per day.  He intends to put on two eight horse trains and make two round trips a day.


1889 NOV 08



The President Signs the Proclamation

Making Montana a State at
Ten Forty Today.


Secretary Blaine’s Dispatch is
Governor White – Montana Territory,

No Longer.

Through the courtesy of Governor B.F. White, we obtained the following message:

Executive Mansion
Washington, D.C.

Friday, Nov. 8, 1889

To Gov. B.F. White, Dillon, Mont.

The President signed and issued the proclamation declaring Montana a State in the Union, at ten o’clock and forty minutes this morning.

James G. Blaine

No sooner had the above been received than flags were hoisted, cannons were fired and a general holiday was in order.

Henry Pond, of Glendale, has bought a portion of the general merchandise store of Thos. H. Fox, of Argenta, and will engage in the business at the latter place.

Among those appointed by Governor White as delegates to the national silver convention which convenes at St. Louis on the 16th inst.,

we find the names of H. Knippenberg, of Glendale, and Mayor L.C. Fyhrie, Alex B. Allen and W.G. Gallagher of this city.


Chas. McCarthy
to L.R. Powell,
mining claims in Bryant district.

John Branagan, Butte,
to Joe A. Browne, land in tp 3.

Thos. And Kate Ford
to Jas. L. Hamilton,
interest in mining property,
Bryant district.

Joseph Parney
to Louis Kaufman,
land in Bryant district.

James O’Neal
to Lizzie Daley,
quartz claims in Bryant district.

John G. Schmidt
to Robert Bolton,
lots in Glendale.

Chas. McCarthy to Geo.
Tarbell, mines in Bryant district.

1889 NOV 15


Al Lewis, late of Glendale, has taken charge of the blacksmith shop in the Savage building, formerly run by C.L. Miller.  Mr. Miller will continue business at Con Orem’s shop, which he has rented.

1889 DEC 13


Word has reached us that Mr. Gilbert D. Davis who is well known in the vicinity of Glendale, died of typhoid pneumonia, at Anaconda last week.  Mr. Davis was 37 years old and leaves a wife and two children besides a large number of friends to mourn his loss.  For several years he had been an active Christian worker.

Henry Cox, of Vipond Park, was on his way from Melrose to Glendale, one day last week, was kicked to death by a horse.  It is understood that he was in an intoxicated condition.  Particulars are lacking.  He leaves a wife.

At the regular meeting of the county commissioners, Andrew Stucker and John Wells were appointed to be justices of the peace.

1889 DEC 20



Adjutant General Douglas Presents an Interesting Report of the National Guard.
Helena Independent: The adjutant general of the Montana National Guards has presented an interesting report to Gov. Toole.  According to the last report there were in the National Guard forty-seven officers and 543 enlisted men, making an aggregate force of 500 men.During the current year three companies and a regimental band have been mustered into service.  The National Guard now comprises one regiment of infantry, two troops cavalry and one battery of artillery. Various applications have been received for authority to raise new companies, from which it is evident that the state would have no difficulty in increasing the number of its guard should the law be so modified as to permit the increase.  The condition of the troops is very satisfactory and it is hoped that the business public will give its influence and recognition to the militia.  To encourage this the employer should allow the necessary time for drill and encampment.  The report says that the camp at Fort Ellis did much to familiarize the officers and men with the details pertaining to a soldier’s life, and that the benefit received was fully proportionate to the expense.  Special credit is given to Troop A of Helena and Company D, First Infantry, for marching to Fort Ellis and return.  Credit is also given to the citizens of Bozeman for making the deserted quarters at Fort Ellis habitable.  It is recommended that the state establish a permanent camp ground at Fort Ellis.  The act of allowing a per diem during the encampment has done much to increase the efficiency of the service.
Attention is called to the report of Adjutant General J.C. Kelton, U.S.A., recommending state encampments and certain necessities in connection with them.  The cost of the encampment at Fort Ellis to the state was $20,716.56, the heaviest item being $9,949 for pay to the troops.  General Douglas recommends the presence of an army officer at the next annual encampment to inspect the national guard.  The official register, N.G.M., is as follows, general headquarters at Helena:

His Excellency, Joseph K. Toole, governor and commander-in-chief; adjutant general, Brigadier General S.R. Douglas, Helena; quartermaster general, Brigadier General C.W. Hoffman, Bozeman; commissary general, Brigadier General C.S. Warren, Butte; inspector general, Brigadier General J.A. Browne, Glendale; surveyor general, Brigadier General H.D. Pickman, Dillon; mustering officer, Col. L.E. Holmes, Butte; aid-de-camps to governor, Colonel C.D. Curtis, Helena; Colonel A.L. Babcock, Billings; Colonel W.F. Knippenberg,
Glendale; chief of ordinance, Colonel J.R. Miller, Helena; assistant inspector general, First Lieutenant William Zastrow, Helena

1889 DEC 27


R.Z. Thomas and wife of Dillon were in Glendale to spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Teal.  Mrs. Thomas will visit here for several


Dec 26 – Hecla Pay Day.

Two furnaces running on full time are turning our sufficient bullion to furnish Uncle Sam, under the lowest limit, so far coined.

It is rumored that Ott Hungate (a Missourian) went to Dillon to procure a marriage license.

The Christmas tree on Christmas Eve was a grand affair.  G.G. Earle as Chris Cringle was immense and Master Guy Miller’s songs were heartily cheered.  Since Bro. Wilks’ lecture the young married men indulge in “fungus” and several received small packages off the Christmas tree.

Born – To Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Conway, Dec. 23, a girl.  The mother is doing well.

David W. Fansher, our genial mail carrier from Melrose to this place, we are pleased to note is again at his post, after a short dose of pneumonia.

Al Fansher is weighing out sugar etc., at H.S. Pond’s mercantile establishment, while Ralph E. Dutch fixes watches and writes love letters to Queen Esther and others.

H. Knippenberg is after our statesman on the silver and lead question.  With a long pole he is bound to bring down the persimmons. 

There is no dodging his logic: he is in the business and knows whereof he speaks.

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