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The John Tufts Company, general Merchandise FROM THE MINES WANTED! A crew of good miners, to sink shaft at the Dunn mine, S. C. Bennett. Supt. Eiflit Hundred Feet. That Dopth of Shaft Will Bo Put Down to Rodoom tho Dunn Mlno. The Dunn mine, the largest in point of output and the best mining proposition ever worked in this district, is to be redeemed (or certain. This mine has made a couple of fortunes in its day but of late years has had a rather checkered career. Schles inger got his start outofit and it kept him on his feet until the great panicf )3 swept every thing from-him. It then fell into the hands of Corrigan, Mc Kinney K: Company, but as soon as Schlesinger got his second wind he went back to hU first love and secured possession of the Dunn again. Its great ore reserves had dwindled, though, to but a mite of their former sizes and the dip of the shaft be ing away from the ore neces sitated longer drifts each lift and increased mining charges so that there was no money in the ore mined. To cap the climax, the high grade ore found in number one shaft cut out and that in number two pit was of an inferior quality. In order to bring charges down so that the ore could be won with a profit it was necessary to sink a new shaft ami this the Dunn Mining company couldn't see its way clear to do, r.o orders were given to rob the mine. Two years were consumed in this work and some idea of th; "standing" 'qualities of the ore may be had when it is known that out of the openings which yielded over one million tons of ore it was pos sible to take out pillars and ;Van up the mine so closely that conservative estimates say that not 20,000 tons of ore were lost when the hanging finally caved and 'shut off all further work in J 898. Then followed a long wrangle between tbo fee owners and the Dunn "'people and it was thought at one time that the mine would be stripped of its fine- plant -of machinery but finally Corrigan, MeKinney & Company bought the lease from Schlesinger and began negotiations with the fee owners looking to the redemption of the mine. " These negotiations were long drawn out, as the job js one of large proportions, but satisfactory terms were finally secured and word given to go ahead. Nothing can bo done in tho old workings, not oven tho pumping of tho water. A now shaft will bo sunk to a dopth of about eight hundred feet in order to got at tho oro body. Tho oro itself lies 7."0 foot from surface, to which must bo added a sink of at least lift y feet for sloping ground. Not much is known to outsiders in regard to tho amount of oro in tho bottom, but as Supt. Dennett had charge of tho mino for tho old concern it is likely that there is enough in sight to warrant tho enormous expenditure necessary to sink such a shaft. Work was started last week getting tho surface equipment ready and locating tho shaft. Tho largo hoisting plant, which is made up of a pair of engines and four ton foot drums, is being singled out. A pair of drums and 0110 engine will bo taken to tho Lamont mino and tho remain ing engine ami drums left as thoy are. Two drums will hoist all the oro that tho mine will produce. Tho now shaft will bo located somewhere near the old hoarding house; far enough away from the old workings to secure tho workmen from break ing through and yet eloso to tho oro body below. This new shaft will amount to practically the building up of a now mino for all tho docks, trestles, pockets etc. of tho old mine will bo far away from the now shaft and of no use, Tho work will consume- most of tho season so that it is not likely that tho Dunn will contribute any appreciable amount to this year's output unless something unfor.soen should happen such as tho discovery of a now Ions. Another (iibson Find. Oro of Doasomor Grado Found a Quarter of a Mllo South of tho Gibson. It has .been rumored about Amasa for some time that a new find had been made at the "boiler pit" of the Oliver Mining company, one mile south of the (iibson mine near Annsa. A reporter for Tin: Diamond Dkim. endeavored to run these rumors down the other "(lay and, al though the officials having the work in charge, preserve the greatest reticence in .talking about the results of their work, we know for a certainty that there is a great ileal of truth to the rumor. A pit was put down on the trend of the formation and at a depth of thirty-two feet the ore was encountered. The depth of the pit and the amount of water met with necessitated the use of a boiler and pump, hence the term boiler pit." They have r.uuk in the ore a dis tance of about twenty-eight feet, crosscutting the vein about forty two feet, no walb being found so far. Although this ore i3 on the same trend a3 the Gib ... t'l-r t son it 13 a (Miierent-naturtu ore altogether. That at the Gibson is very hard while the oro in the new nit is vcrv soft. Several analyses of the ore have been made but we could get no reli able information of the amount of iron carried. From rumors we learn that it is somewhere around 59 per cent. It is a Bessemer ok; and one of a very desirable quality."' The work is under the same management as is the Gibson. At Iron Mountain. Tho Press learns from a source that it deems reliable, that tho Oliver Iron Mining company now has under consul oration the somewhat difficult and costly undertaking of un- watering pretty Lako Fuma, situate about six miles north and oast of the city. Indeed, it can bo said that employes of the Oliver company have been engaged for some time in making soundings through tho ieo for the purpose of ascertaining tho depth of water, thus establishing the practicability of tho undertaking There are no serious engineering problems to bo considered in tho premises, as tho lako has a natural outlet to tho Menominee river a small creek which crosses mo main nignwav near Quinuesec. There is a natural and gradual fall from tho lake to the small falls near tho homo of John L. Ituell, where thero is a drop of at least twenty foot. It has been a general supposi tion that Lako Fuma was a shal low body of wator estimated at an average depth of less than seven foot and that, by deepen ing this crook, at an expense of about 10.000, it wai thought tho lako would soon run dry. Tho soundings made by the Oliver company prove, however, that Lako Fuma is considerable more of a boJy of water than appearances would indicate. At several points it was discovered that thero was more than thirty foot of water with a considerable depth of muck in tho bottom. This discovery renders tho question of natural drainage, via the crook, an impossibility ex cept at a very heavy expanse, necessitating tho deepening of tho stream to tho depth of the ako. which work would eol .. t 1 1 1 many tnousinus 01 uouar.s. Iowover, a pumping plant siini ar to tho one utilized in unwator- ing Lako Angolino, at Ishpem- ing, might 00 orectea at 1110 mouth of tho creek and tho lako unwatered in this manner. This would bo feasible if tho lako would only remain dry when ouch emptied, but tho chances iro that tho pumping plant would havo to bo kept in opera tion for an indoiinito period, at tho country surrounding the lake is very wot and full of gushing springs. A stand-pipo driven anywhere- in tho vicinity pro duces a Mowing well. At toe old Indiana mino, a short distanco from tho lake, and on ligh ground, one of these wells las been pouring forth a two- inch stream, winter and summer, for more than seventeen years now, and shows no signs of liminishing. Seemingly, there is no task to largo nor to difficult for our mining companies to undertake these days. If the management of tho Oliver company becomes satisfied that thero is a consider able body of desirable oro un derneath tho lake a way will bo found to unwater tho same and ovoreomo tho water problem. Tho Oliver company has under option all tho lands surrounding tho lake, and will soon commence the, work of sinking a shaft at the cast end . D u i Id i ngs 1 1 a vo been e roc t ed f o r the accomod a is a largo body of Dessoraor oro in tho vicinity but persistent exploring has thus far failed to find it only in small' pockets or in surface float. Iron Mt. Press. Tho Prlncoton. Thero has been some talk of trying to interfere with the" sale of the Princeton mine to tho present operators by sharehold ers of the Fscanaba River Land & Iron company. It would be a very unwise move. Mr. Wells saved to the shareholders con siderable from the former wreck, and few realize the amount of hard work, he 'expanded in bring ing about the sale. The old shareholders who are complain ing' are a most foolish lot if they have any idea of upsetting the actions of the majority, which they probably could not do in the courts were thev so inclined. - Iron Ore. Tho Commodore. Everything is on tho move at the Commodore. Over i2T() men aro employed at present. 1 hreo stockpiles, aggregating nearly ir0,00u tons, show that tho com pany has not been idle since the shipping season closed. last fall. J A raise has been extended to tho 1 .1 . .. .. . p suriaco ana mo erection 01 a now shaft will soon begin. This will make threo shafts in all at this mine. A largo heater is being placed on the outside of tho engine house through which tho- ex haust steam will pass and act as a heater for tho water before it passos into tho boiler. Tho Commodore will ship over oOO.OOO tons this season. Vir ginian. On tho Marquotto. Thero is a tolerably well au thenticated rumor that George J. Maas has already located large deposits of high grado oro with tho diamond drill ho has been operating just west and north (if the cemetery for some months past. If truo it is but further evidence of tho correctness of tho theory of many mining men of experience, that the oro bolt extends unbrokenly from Lako Angolino in Ishpemmg down along the South Jackson to tho Queer, Negaunoe, Cambr ia p. ml Liilie and so back to Ishpeming on tho north side. Thero are plenty of mining men who havo studied the conditions that make tho prediction that in time a mino will be located upon every forty of tho circuit thus describ ed. Kvery stop in tho process of the developement seems to confirm tho wisdom of this opin ion, which is also consistent with tho conclusions of the geol ogical survey made by tho gov ernment. Iron Ore. Sorlou3 tor Shippers. Tho surprise of tho week was occasioned by tho refusal of the management of the Rockefeller lleet to make season charters at the rates which prevailed. When John 1). Roekfellcr made heavy purchases and charters of oro carrying vessels last fall he secured tonnage the aggregate capacity of which, together with that of the boats previously in his possession, is close to 0,7)00, 000 tons. This is fully 2,000,000' Ions in excess of tho rcquirmcnts to which ho has thus far bound himself. It has been generally supposed all along that this additional tonnage would bo placed on tho market and chart ered at a rate possibly slightly in excess of tfl.L'.", but when shippers who havo oro to come from the bead of the Lakes made overtures for boats to tho Rock o f e 1 1 e r i n t o re s t a f e w d : y a a g , they were me! with a refusal to let any of the tonnage go at that time. Inasmuch as thero is fully 1103,000 torr; of oro for movement from the head of tho ! Lakes still uncontracted, tho "Housework is had work without GoldBusf I To Clean Matting Tew thlnci ia.j le use J to clean tuat-.tng; att 1 i nj Roil tuvj tccn ufced, but experience i.uifui tn'i iru iim way i o nave inc mailing thoroughly twt-rf.'snd thrn g,a over it with a oluiion cf i j.i i t water wit!i Goli Dust Washing PowJcr dlnolvcd In !. it I het t to use a woolen tloih; a taMsripfxinf J rf jcJ (hint Wnl;ln,r I'uwdcr Co a quart cf v;i.:r Is I'is ftrcponinn; tins the cloth clmorl Ury end rub qnUKly, tut the moment the viicr ret dirtv, chaow it f.nr fre-.!i; then follow the v et Uoth jtU ar one.,, 1 his will cIcju it j;t Icily. , Th It l,lin from ttnt frwi WLM Blit flMiin ri(,uU t TII2 M. K. FAinilANK COMPANY. 1 r? 11 19 t.-'i.T 1 1 ;.?" it Ll N IT "Nib mm I pin SirriPnvill:;! sissy vxsas: LEISEM & HEMES BREWING COMPANY,' x ;..-.;.. -v. .r-.--.:r.':-.:.iv;.- , - - t- V V-r"- ' -VO A'. ;'' " " ' 1 - f" Ks-s-?-C JACOB BAUER, AGENT. V W. HKO'.V.V, II. 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T Iiavo l)rc:i notili.'i! 1 1 Um prose llltilij,' llUoilU'V tli.it I imint Mizo pi r.-otiiil )io i ly wlii iover I rin fur ie;il rslnlc t;i Unit not pniil. Ttx ei i.i will ileus.? Iitr in mini tlmt no ii ton;il ptot i i v is ixi itipt iitul thai I iiiiiU tiiiiKo tin (ffott to roJk-ct the ta.ve-. L'itix ,1 At'KA, .... ini'in TitiiHtim , (3tal Falln I OWDbllip, Koop Qulot. ntnl us.? Mt:iml t lain'rt C'Iio, ('lifiltm niiil Jii tt i iu-. 11,'iin'ily for nil p;iinn ul the btonuwli mul nil niuui t in nl loose iifKs of llio lmwils. It nlvrtyn vuioh. I'or riili.' tit I okh' I'Jl.'H inacv. To Curo f Conuh. stop con-liin:, im it in itiitcstlii? Iwnz, mnl 1 1. o--n t iMw I In-ill any cli.inco to Im.iI. I'oK-v'h llotu-y mnl :T;ir i'ihth illiont n Mt i n i ti in tliroffin2 i.ff (Im I'lil. uni liki (i iiiiuoii I'otuh i spvctoi rnt. At Coir' I'll. u int cy. A Talk on our f vj i-i? n r fr?n U tion of Capt. Jowoll mul a "crow )S(,rions for th shipiors, and it of thirty-live mt'n, and U!Volop- uvoul(l not bo surprising to soo ments will bo watcluul with in torost. Mininr tnca contend that thero surprising tho wi'd" mto spring to aj pretty hirh figure early in the' season.- Exchange. J lVrhaps you have not thought of Luyinr yt nr ww sk uai.t ynt. Tho ol:mt Silk Wsta wo aro now showing will sot you' to thinking about thi'in and o buyiu; thoin also, for no doubt you would liUo to have' first pick of theso Spring beauties. Kvery wai.t is of the very heaviest Taffclta Silk, made strietly ui to date, lnieh hack nd all tucked. All waists are in the newest cole, s, such us Purple. Lavender, Turquoise, IJIi o. Plaids, and Black Sill;s, and Satin. You t ro invited to inspect our &!cgantinc. PARIS STOKE, ABE SACKIM, Prop. Opora Viouoo DIocU. ' ' "'X " .:',...' ' . ' '