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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 her loss. 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.