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THE SUMPTER MINER
SUMPTER, OREGON, JANUARY 2j, 1901.
JACK ORWELL SHOT
A. F. GARRISON LANDS A BALL
UNDER HIS RIGHT EAR.
Trouble Occurred la Garrison's Business
Place at Geiser Orwell, (be Wrestler,
Wat Looking for Trouble and Shoot
tag at Jack Bartlett Wounded Man
Will Probably Recover.
At Geiser early yesterday morning there
occurred a shooting affray, In which Jack
Orwell, known in the district the past
year as a professional wrestler, and em
ployed most of that time at the Bonanza
as a miner, was dangerously, if not fatal
Jy, shot by A. F. Garrison.
According to report, the later was in his
place of business, when Orwell, who had
been drinking, entered, looking for trouble
and armed with two guns. With one he
took a shot at John Bartlett, who was in
attendance at the bar, narrowly missing
his head. Mr. Garrison at once seized a
pistol conveniently near and fired a single
shot, striking Orwell directly below the
right ear, disabling him so that he could
do no more damage.
Mr. Garrison went at once to the tele
phone and notified the police authorities
here of the proceedings. Constable
George Baker went out and returned to
Sumpter with him in the afternoon,
though the arrest was a mere matter of
Dr. Anderson was called to attend Or
well and at nine o'clock last night reached
Sumpter with him, after first doing what
he could do at Bonanza. Orwell was
taken to the Sumpter hospital and an at
tempt made to locate the bullet, which
was not successful, though known to be
somewhere about the lower left jaw. His
condition tliis morning was reported as
reasonably good, with a chancd for recov
cry, if blood poisoning can be avoided.
At eleven o'clock this forenoon he was
able to swallow for the first time since re
ceiving the wound.
A warrant will be sworn out against
Jack Orwell this afteroon, when John
Bartlett arrives in town,charging him with
assault with a deadly weapon, with
intent to kill.
A. F. Garrison will be given a prelimi
nary hearing before Justice Felix tomor
row. He is in town now, technically un
der arrest, but Is not restrained of his lib
erty. His action in shooting Orwell is
generally approved, and he will doubtless
not be held for trial.
Runaway Accident Without Damage.
Mrs. William Kitchen and Mrs. E. J.
Dwyer were thrown from the cutter of
the former lady Monday afternoon, though
neither were Injured In the least. The
horse and sleigh were recovered by Mr.
Cowden without being damaged.and later
driven home by Its owner.
K. of P. IntUlliatioa at Lawtoo.
Assessor George W. Jett, County
Clerk Frank Geddes and about a dozen
other Bakerites, came up Friday morning
n their way to Lawton, to Institute a
local lodge of Knights of Pythias. It Is
learned that over thirty names were sub
scribed to the charter list, twenty-two of
whom were initiated the first evening.
The others, with still more, are to receive
attention in the near future. The follow
ing officers were instal'ed: W. W. Rob
ins, C. C, Walter Crone, V. C, D. F.
Rtewart, Prelate, N. E. Jenkins, M. of
W., H. H. Davis, K. of R. & S., A.
Paulson, M. of F., I. B. Yates, M. of E.,
Robert Guthridge, M. at A., Frank Con
way, I. G.,Charles Carlson, O. G.,S. C.
Richards, W. C. Woodcock and I. M.
Hunt, trustees. The Baker City dele
gation returned with great praise for the
treatment received at the hands of the
W. C CALDER RETURNS HOME.
Says Sentiment on the Sound Is Favorably
Inclined to Our Mints.
W. C. Calder arrived In Sumpter yes
terday from a trip 10 Pugct sound, where
he had been for nearly a month past.
He says business Is good in most of the
totvns in that section.
He was pleased to note a marked
change In the sentiment there relative to
eastern Oregon. Formerly, when a mis
slonary began to preach the true gospel
about the rich mines of this district, the
listeners displayed a pronounced skepti
cism and were inclined to josh the enthu
siast. Now, however, they are anxious,
interested enquirers, who have learned
niikli of this country and want to know
more. Intelligent questions are asked
about different properties, showing that
they have been familiarizing themselves
with the district.
Mr. Calder succeeded In interesting
several prominent capitalists In one or
more properties here, which he hopes will
fructify at an early day. He left yester
day for Canyon City to get the records on
a Grant county property, which he has
sold to a Tacoma capitalists. He will re
turn to that town in about a week, In
company with Seymour Hell, who is now
in Portland, and close the deal.
Fire Department Elects Officers.
At the last regular meeting of the Sump
ter Volunteer Fire department several
changes were mad i in the official roster of
that organization. At present the follow
ing serve as efficers: Charles Roblin,
president; Tom C. Gray, vice-president;
F. G. Shaver, secretary; Otto Herlocker,
treasurer; Frank G. Jewett, chief; Walter
Cronln, first assistant chief; Percy Jack
son, second assistant chief; committee on
finance, A. W. Ellis, E. L. Manning and
Tom Ingram. The department has had a
Kellerman-Crane shut-off tip, to be used
011 a nozzle, sent here for trial. Chief
Jewett, with Mayor Robblns and others,
tested the merits of the new contrivance
and found it reasonably effective, though
the expense attached to Its purchase just
now will probably prohibit the use of
same in the department.
Star Hotel Management Changes.
J. G. Connell, the owner of the Star
hotel, has had enough annoyance with the
lessees of that place In the last year to
make an ordinary man wish he had never
owned the property. He has recently
found It necessary to take the business
back Into his own hands and hereafter
patrons of the house will find his daugh
ter, Mrs. T. M. Lavin, who is too well
known to need further mention, In charge.
Dunphy & Gertrldge's Club saloon Is
the popular resort for mining and com
Only the best brands of liquors and
cigars at the Club saloon of Dunphy &
Location blanks for sale at this oftilce.
Always reliable Giant powder.
Use Giant powder, fuse and caps.
LADY DIDN'T MANAGE.
Dr. Wheeler Again in Charge
of St. Anthony Mine.
Dr. L. G. Wheeler, until a few weeks
ami in posesslon as manager of the St
Anthony mine, at Alamo, today returned
from Milwaukee, where he says lie has
settled all differences witli the stockhold
ers there and consummated a reorganiza
tion ot the company, without any women
voices in it, and hopes hereafter to have
the affairs of the mine running without
dissentinn from any quarter. He will at
once assume management and go ahead
with the development so abruptly broken
off, and which looked disastrous lor Ills
personal Interests at the time.
It will be remembered that several
weeks shue a lady came out from Mil
waukee and caused considerable sensation
hete by making all kinds of charges
against Dr. Wheeler's management of
the property, was the cause of a gun play
at the mine and the institution of a suit in
(lie Federal court at Portland. She was
fond of posing as the manager of the
mine and being quoted In the papers, and
managed to secure considerable space In
Instead of fighting the case In the
courts, Dr. Wheeler went to Milwaukee,
had a sensible talk with the large stock
holders, succeeded hi getting rid of the
discordant element and having the suits
The St. Anthony is considered one of
the big tilings in eastern Oregon and will
undoubtedly be developed into a produc
ing mine under the intelligent manage
ment of its present superintendent and
Salt Lake Man Owns the Stratburg.
After an absence of several mouths,
William H. Remington, former council
man, returned to Ziou yesterday, and of
his mining operations, says they have re
sulted in the development ot at least two
mines from which he is confident nt win
ning a fortune. One of these Is the Chico,
located at Republic, Washington. An
other proposition which has responded as
readily to his touch is theSlrasburg group,
above Sumpter, Oregon, where the vein
has been developed to a depth of 500 feet,
and where 30 feet of ore, that Mr. Rem
ington says will average 8.$o per ton in
gold, is exposed. For the treatment of
this he will undertake the erection of a
mill the present year and feels that an In
dependence Is assured him there. The
friends of Mr. Remington in this city as
elsewhere, will rejoice with him in his
good luck. Salt Lake Tribune.
Bald Mountain Mill Nearlng Completion;
A hurried visit to the Bald Mountain
mill Monday, by a MINER representative,
disclosed there a busy scene. The real
facts as to what has been accomplished in
the last sixty days in this district is a
revelation, and shows what well directed
energy, coupled with sufficient capltal.can
do In a short time. It Is not the intention
here to try to do justice In an attempt to
describe the new enterprise nearly finished
by the Bald Mountain company, though
later a detailed description will be given
of the best arranged up to dale stamp
mill, with it various labor saving devices,
in eastern Oregon.
Eight Feet of $13 Rock.
Eugene Bartholf came in from the Cable
Cove district yesterday. He reports that
he has driven the tunnel through the
ledge on the Evening Star and found
eight feet of ore that carries thirteen dol
lars In gold, sampled clear across the vein.
This tunnel is in sixty feet and gains a
depth of twenty feet. A stream of water
Is running out of it and It will be used as
a drain. In a day or two another tunnel
will be started 100 feet up the hill, which
will t.ip the vein at about the same dis
tance, but will gain depth very much
more rapidly. Another payment wan
made on this propel ty a few days since.
Gold Hill Stamps Will Drop February I.
Colonel Panting, ol the Gold Hill mine,
Is in thecitv. He states that the mill, to
w hlch lias recently been added live stamps,
will begin crushing oie about February
1st. There are now on the dumps of the
Gold Hill property over 15,000 tons of
milling ore. It Is one of the most system
atically devehned properties in the eastern
Oregon gold lields. Democrat.
Developing the Minneapolis.
Manager T. Sanderson Smith has let .1
fifty foot contract to S. S. Start, for a
crosscut tunnel to tap the ledge on the
Minneapolis, which the farmer says will
be done before the full dlstauch is run.
As soon as the ledge has been reached a
coutrect for joo feet directly on same will
Queen Victoria Died Last Evening.
A press dispatch dated at Cowes, Isle
of Wight, published in the morning
papers, says: Queen Victori.i is dead and
Edward VII reigns. I he greatest event
In the memory of tills generation, the
most stupendous change in existing con
ditions that lould possibly be Imagined,
has taken place quietly, almost gently,
upon the anniversary of the death of
Queen Victoria's father, the Duke of
Kent. In scarcely audible words, Hit
white haired Bishop of Winchester prayed
beside her as he had often prayed for that
soverlgn, for he was tier chaplain at
Windsor. Six o'clock passed, and the
blslisp continued Ills intercession. At ex
actly half past six, Sir James lieid held up
his head and the people then knew that
Engluad had lost her queen. 'I he bishop
then pronounced u benediction. The
queen passed away quite peacelully. She
suffered no pain. Ihe body of Queen
Victoria was embalmed and will probably
be taken to Windsor Saturday. The
coffin arrived last evening from Loudon.
Sumpter Brass Band.
C. I.. Ferry Is circulating a petition so
liciting subscriptions for the purpose of
raising funds with which to buy instru
ments for a brass baud, to be organized
here. Aside from the Instruments owned
by individuals, those needed will cost
about 200, which will be ordered tomor
row or the next day. The citizens art
asked to donate only too, sixty of which
have already been subscribed, and the re
mainder will be secured without trouble.
Of the twenty men who have signed the
membership roll, seventeen are old mem
bers of bands and but little practice will be
required before the organization will be
prepared to appear in public. The follow
ing are the members: Messrs. Ruffum,
Tetjin, Ellenberger, Goss, Cornfield,
Van Duyn, DeNeff, Dalley, Ferry,
Reeves, Houseworth, Bradley, Davis,
Kensey, While, Davidson, Francis,
Campbell, Crandell, Greenlee.
Lessons in Lace.
Mrs. Marsh, next door to MINER office
will give practical instiuctlons In lace
work. Materials and hundreds of pat-
I terns to select from