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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (March 9, 1904)
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SAVES 83 PER CENT
Brilliant Success of His
Cyanide Agitation Pro
cess at Republic
will rtiu much above tbo Hendryx
estimates. The root bod In ho simple
that tho chief uucorlHliity Iihh boou
with regard to thn extraction.
Iu brief, the process consists in
ORitntliiK the ore In u tauk, by means
of n propeller, and recovering the
gold aud Hilver on electric plates.
CLIMATE IS MILDER
lly saving fi,'l.:i per cunt of the
total gold and Hilver vhIiioh in the
ores from the Mountain Linn mine
at Itcpunllc, Washington, Dr. Wilbur
A. uendryx, Jinn apparently proven
the complete technical success of
IiIh Hendryx agitator and cyanide
process in saving the low grade gold
values of (he camp.
Tin' doctor has been experimenting
with the .Mountain Lion ore in IiIh
fifty ton tank at Itepiiblic for over a
fortnight and he hud refucsd to make
any statement iih to tlie remit! h until
he could satisfy himself. The fol
low ln Htaleiiietit, however, given by
111 in yeHteiday to The Kpokesiiiau-lte-
view correspondent at ltepubllc, tells
'Iti'pulillc, Washington, March .'.
1 promised the president of the
Mountain Lion Hold MIiiIiik corn,
paiiy under the following conditions
to (live an extraction of HO per cent
or better of the total value of gold
and silver. The conditions were:
lie was to furnish an average grade of
ore, ground to eighty mesh or liner.
The tests of the ore have been on an
ore much lower than the mine's aver
age Milne, and only HI) per cent has
been giouud to eighty mesh, while
11 percent has been coarser than NO
per cent. The extraction has been
Hit.. 'I per cent.
WILIIUK A. IIKN'DKVX."
The iiiestlou of mivIiik the values
iu Itepulillc ores has been a most
puzzling one. The great licpuhlio
mill, costing ?:HHi,(HI0, was unable
to cope with thn problem, and the
Mountain Lion's old mill failed com.
pletely. When Mr. Hendryx, there
fore, promised to save 80 per cent of
the values at a cost of 81.. "ill a ton,
there was Intense Interest among
minim: men. The Kcpuhllo ores are
of low guide, running around 10 a
tun. The -melteis pay about S!t. 10
foi the until and silver iu ore assay
ing 10, ami deduct ?(! for freight
and tieiitmeut. That leaves the mine
owner only 11.10 out of which he
must pay costs and get a protlt.
Uy saving s:i per cunt of the vul
lies, Dr. Ilemliys lecnvers bullion
worth JH.IIU from elO ore, and If the
costs of milling It by his system are
only 1.50, as piomlsed, there is a
nut protlt of 0.80 Instead of 11.10
to the mine owner. Such a m a ruin
menus the dllferuiice between success
aud. failure iu the case of liepubllc
mines. The only problem now ap
parently to be demonstrated is the
cost of million the ore. Mining men,
however, do uot believe that it
The La (iratide correspondent of
the Hpukesman-Ilovlew says:
.Ml the snowsleds that have done
service on tho La (irandp-Huntlngtou
division of the O. H. As X., have been
removed within tho past year, owing
to the decrease of the soveiity of the
weather during the winter months Iu
eastern Oregon, causing less expense.
When these sheds were built
twenty years, ago the road through
I'yle canyon was blockaded every
winter with snow, aud the sheds weie
built to protect the worst points. It
has been noticed by the track depart
ment for the past ton years that tho
snowfall, wind and drifts aro less
and less severe each year.
During tho whiter just passed no
trouble hatt Imjoii occasioned at thn
points at which tho sheds stood, al
though It has been the worst winter
iu live years iu tho mountains.
Kveu If tho snowfall was as heavy
now as when the sheds were built,
tho rotary suowplow could be used to
clear tho tracks, and at the time the
sheds weie erected tho rotary was nil
kiiowu. The heavier engines of today can
also wade through much deeper snow
without interference than could the
former class of smaller euulues.
HOW A GAMBLER MADE
THE CONGREGATION PUNGLE.
"We huvo a curtain parson, " Deau
Hart of Douvor writes, giving his
name, "whom we keep ou the Iron
tier. He is it rough diamond, and
has a knack with the miners. Not
long nun ho went to a camp called
Itlco, borrowed the dauco hall over
the saloon for IiIh service, 'rounded
up1 Ills boys, and the hall wh tilled.
"After the setmoii came the collec
tion a very impoitaut feature. The
preacher ran his eye over his an-
dleuce, and scelou a certain milliliter
known as Hilly the Kid,' 'Hilly.' be
him. "lane up i no luiiicciiou. cry
much honored, Hilly took his big
sombrero, ami with an Important and
dlgultlcd air, in was tit i iik for tho
occasion, ho made his way to the
f i out and held his hut for a young
man on the foiemost chair to 'do
nate.' "The young man dropped iu a
quarter, Hilly looked at it: then
putting his hand under his coat-tails
drew his revolver and said, with tho
utmost gravity, 'Vouug man, tako
that back: this hero's a dollar show.'
Then, with his hat aud revulver.
moving around the hall) ho not as
iiiatiy dollars as there wero people."
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