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death, which occurred in 1880, was possessed of con
siderable mining property. The funeral of Mr. Mahan
was large! y attended by his old-time friends as well as
by many "tender-feet," with whom he had been a
general favorite in life.
......Thomas L. Xapton, who died
in Hutte, November 3, 1888, was a na
tive of Missouri, a son of cx-Chief
Justice Napton, and was born in Sal
ine county, in 1840. He was educated
at the University of Missouri, at Col
umbia, graduating in 18(50. Mr. Nap
ton bore a very strong resemblance to
his illustrious father in mental and
physical characteristics. lie came to
I-II—II-1 Montana in 18(5(5 and practiced his
profession in all the leading towns of
the Territory till 1888, when he came to Hutte, and up
to the time of his death was one of the leaders at the
bar of Montana.
......Mrs. Chastine Humphreys was
Z' born in Haltimore, Mil., in the year
1884. Mrs. Humphreys had eleven
children, one of whom was born in
Missouri, six in Nevada City, Cal.,
and f< >ur in Montana. Mrs. Humph
reys, with her husband, crossed the
plains with an ox team and first settled
in Dutch Flat, Cal., in 1850, from
where they removed to Nevada City,
I 1| || I Cal. Again they pulled up stakes and
came to Montana in the early days, 18(5(5. Mrs.
Humphreys died in Hutte, March 17, 1888, at the age
of 54. She was justly loved and respected by all who
came in contact with her, and left a family to mourn
THE COLORADO COMPANY'S MINES.
mms COMPANY is composed of the same gen
-L tlemen who own and control the smelter proper
ties. The following are amongst some of their mines:
The Gagnon mine, which is up to date the principal
one owned by the Colorado company, is one of the old
est and best producers in the district, more than $3,000,
(MK) dollars in value having been taken from it. It is
almost within the city limits, anil though in its early
days it was not handled with a due regard to system,
under the present management of Mr. C. W. Goodale,
the workings, both above and below, are models. This
gentleman is both a technical and practical miner. The
ore, besides,,running high in copper, also runs rich in
silver, making the ore a very desirable ore to smelt.
The shaft is now 800 feet deep, having been sunk 100
feet during the past year, and the 700-foot level has
been driven 500 feet during the year, and the 800-foot
level 800 feet. The amount of ore and waste hoisted
through the Gagnon shaft has been 2(5,000 car loads of
ore and 14,000 car loads of waste, or a total of about
40,000 tons. Ore shipments for the year to the smelter
05M) tons, and to the concentrator 5,16(5.
Adjoining the Gagnon on the west is the original
Hutte mine. It is owned by a stock company, the ma
jority of the stock being held by the Colorado com
pany. It is operated through the Gagnon shaft from
the 400, 500 and (500-foot levels. Shipments foi the
year to smelter 1,15(5 tons; to concentrator 13,225.
I'he Burlington group comprises several mines,
which are located in the Independence district, about
three miles west of Hutte. So far as developed the
first in importance is the Nettie. The main shaft on
this mine has been sunk to a depth of 800 feet, and the
total active workings aggregate over 7,000 feet. During
the year 1887complete hoisting works were erected, and
they contain al! the necessary appliances, including two
large boilers, engine, pumps, etc. The ore in its gen
eral character is milling, but large quantities give good
results in concentrating, the product containing a large
proportion of manganese, which is desirable flux. The
Nettie ore shipments to smelter and mills 8,(500 tons;
to concentrator 1,510 tons.
I he Independent anil Burlington shaft has been sunk
l(M) feet during the year, making the present depth 323
feet, and levels have been opened east and west at 250
feet and at the bottom of the shaft. Shipments to
smelter and mill 1,(578 tons; to concentrator 1,879.
The Colorado concentrator has treated 27,215 tons of
ore during the year, or an average of eighty-five tons
per day for the running time of the mill. The product,
all of which was smelted by the Colorado smelter, was
11,008 tons. Among the improvements made during
the year was the addition of an electric light plant.
CURTIS & MAJORS
IJX RE leaders in the field of mining brokers, as during
1888, among other transactions, they negotiated the
largest single sale of mining property ever made in
Montana; they are leaders in the real estate market, as
they distanced all others in it; they are leaders also in
the insurance line, as their settlements are prompt, their
indemnity the best and their attention to their business
the closest. Nothing short of the top of the ladder will
satisfy them in everything they undertake. They came
to the Territory in 18(56, and have been on the trail ever
since. They arc thoroughly familiar with Montana
men and affairs, and all business in their line intrusted
to them receives prompt and zealous attention.
There are considerably over 1,(MM),01)0 head of cattle
on the ranges of Montana.
Send The Hoi.rn.w Miner to your friends.