1889 JAN 04
PEOPLE YOU KNOW OR WHO
YOU SHOULD GET ACQUAINTED WITH
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.
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
January 3, 1889
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
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
THIS IS FOR YOU.
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
1889 JAN 25
Mrs. R.Z. Thomas has moved from Glendale and will make Dillon her
Louis Kaufman went up into the Lion Mountain section and staked an
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.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
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
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
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
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
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
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 ADMISSION OF MONTANA
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.
THE CHINESE TRAGEDY
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
HORSES FOR SALE
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,
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
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
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
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
and the working of a mine to make it a money producer are two distinct
things. The question: “Does mining pay in Montana?” is
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
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
and in the mines the ore showing is excellent. In the Blue Wing
district the New Departure bonanza holds its own finely. Crossing
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
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
evening, March 27th, a musical and literary entertainment will be given
by the scholars of the school, assisted by others. The musical
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
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
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.
CARD FROM THE CITY MARSHAL
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.
look up the ordinance and profit thereby.
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
open one hour – from 8 to 9 o’clock p.m.
Geo. B. Conway
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,
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.
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,
The people of the Territory of Montana send greeting to Frank Jones,
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
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.
April 1st, 1889
Found, a watch and chain. Owner can have same by proving property
and paying charges.
McCABE – At Glendale, Montana, April 10th, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. James
N. McCabe, a bouncing boy.
1889 APR 19
MELANGE OF MINING MATTERS
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
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:
HENRY KNIPPENBERG, of Glendale.
AARON C. WITTER, of Dillon.
Henry Knippenberg and Aaron C. Witter Nominated for Delegates to the
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:
FIELDING L. GRAVES, of Bannack
ROBERT B. SMITH, of Dillon
THE DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE NOMINATES CANDIDATES
Fielding L. Graves and Robert B. Smith the Democratic Nominees for
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
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
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,
Birch Creek, at school house – Judges, W.H. Oliver, Fred Hopp, J.C.
Brenner’s, at Brenner’s, - Judges, J.C. Brenner, Thomas Pierce, Thomas
Canyon Creek, at McLain’s kiln – Judges, Neil Sharkey, Hugh Thompson,
Dillon, at Court House – Judges, C.L. Thomsen, W.B. Carter, Richard
Dewey’s Flat, at school house – Judges, Allen hay, E.G. Bryant, H.
Elkhorn, at Storm cabin – Judges, Pat Degnen, F.B. Williams, J.H.
Glendale, at school house – Judges, Geo. W. Chinn, David Terry, Ralph
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,
Medicine Lodge, at school house – Judges, D.E. Metlen, Wilson Wadams,
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,
Spring Hill, at school house – Judges, Henry Gleed, Charles A. Ripley,
Vipond Park, at Chase’s camp – Judges, H.W. Chase, Hugh Thompson,
In Honor of Washington – The “Home Negros” Inquiry About Whisky and
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 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.
1883 MAY 10
THE DELEGATE CANDIDATES
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
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,
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
THE MONTANA HIGH FLYER
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.
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,
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.
MONTANA HORSE FEED
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.
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
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
Peter Leybold and Miss Lillie Knuth, prominent Good Templers, were
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A BRIGHT MINING OUTLOOK
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
QUARTZ AND PLACER LOCATIONS.
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
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
THE GLENDALE HOMICIDE
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
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
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
Quite a number of Glendaleites went to Dillon to testify in the cast of
the Territory of Montana against Jack Ebenhack for killing Thomas
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
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
IN TOWN AND OUT.
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
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
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 MINING BOOM
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
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
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
IN TOWN AND OUT
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
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,
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
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
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.
WEENINK & NESBITT
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
CITIZENS OF GLENDALE
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.
REGISTER! REGISTER! REGISTER!
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,
SIDE BY SIDE
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:
Wm. T. Maulden
John F. Bishop
John V. Seybold
Wm. M. Roe
Phil D. McGough
James A. Meyers
Chas. G. Noble
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.
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.
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
THE DISTRICT COURT
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
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
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
STATEHOOD AT LAST
The President Signs the Proclamation
Making Montana a State at
Ten Forty Today.
HOIST HIGH THE STATE BANNER
Secretary Blaine’s Dispatch is
Governor White – Montana Territory,
Through the courtesy of Governor B.F. White, we obtained the following
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.
REAL ESTATE SALES
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,
to Louis Kaufman,
land in Bryant district.
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
THE MONTANA MILITIA
Adjutant General Douglas Presents an Interesting Report of the National
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
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
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
There is no dodging his logic: he is in the business and knows whereof