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PENDLETON", UMATILLA COUNTY, OEEGON, MONDAY, JUNE 30, 1002.
About the Pearl, Idaho,
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ENGER LEFT A LETTER
IEGARDING HIS INTENTIONS
eft Eugene. June 18 for Idaho;
His Brother Before He Left
at he Would Kill the Woman;
rther Made an Effort to Dlssbade
From His Purpose.
krl, June 30. A coroner's jury
Irday inquired into the facts Bur
ling the double tragedy here on
ly 4he murder of iars. W. A.
er and the suicide of her Blay-
P. Kissinger. A verdict was
ered in accordance with the
already published. Mr. Garner
rnot examined. It 1b understood,
lever, that he had heard of Kis
Br before, but that his wife never
plained that he had threatened
nor had she revealed to him her
singer left a lengthy statement,
ten in Boise beiore he went to
camp. He spoke of his undying
for the woman and said as he
not be with her constantly In
Iflesh he would be in the spirit.
Indicated his purpose but did not
al it specifically.
his statement he said the wo
as Ada Horn, loved him pas
atcly in Oregon and begged him
itedly to leave his wife, her sis
lattle. He finally did so,, for the
dsc of marrying Ada. He said
not learn of Ada's marriage to
ker until shortly before he got
divorce, which was obtained
it 10 days ago.
Murder in- His Heart
igene, Ore., June 30. W. P. Kis-
has been a resident of Fall
ek, ,15 miles from Eugene, most
lis life. Himself and wife were
prated at Pendleton through Mrs.
mer, so he alleged. She got a di
rfl last March and Kissincer left
gone June 18. He told his brother
the depot that he was just going
tklll Mrs. Garner. The brother
lught he had persuaded him out
tit, however, and so took no steps
avert the tragedy. His brother,
arles M. Kissinger, is a prominent
Draey of this place, and the do
used has always borne a good re
It is stated here by those closely
ited to Kissinger that Mrs. Garner(
fore her marriage promised to
firry Kissinger alter nis divorce
her own sister, and he started
Dm Idaho, three days arter tne
rs of tho woman's marriage to
trner reached him.
Kissinger Leaves Statement.
Boise. Ida., June 30. W. P. Kis
nger left a statement dated at
ise, Idaho, June 27, 1902, which
s found In his pocket, but it was
badly written that It could only
partially deciphered. In this
tnmant V. A l. o V. ci tr.fi- Vila
!e and child to marry Mrs. Garner
TR flnnax 1aA It 1 m 4 r, 1 mm tiat anri
uuuBea 10 marry mm ,u no wouia
About the time that he got the di-
Amasv 1 1 . 1 J
vi to ue iernea mat sne naa marrieu
He loved her so dearly ho could
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As he could not love her in the
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. so they could be together in
Letter shows marked evidence of
In hiB statAmnnt- Mr. TCtaflineer
""ra uio relatives or inn woman
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Notice to Contractors.
Sealed nrrtnnaola will Via .vaaaIvo
"-.. up 10 is o'clock noon, of Sat-,
Way juiy 12th, 1902, for the erec-
two-Btory dwelling house
" attic and Aone basement, for
sni accoranB to plana and
hM. F-HowVl, architect. Separate
work , ' Juiy ioia iuz;tfor:alI stone
Si iiid e?Ted to reject any and
" olds for the twork.
June 28th. 1902.
A BCK-HANDED MURDER
WOULD-BE MURDER Is
HIS OWN VICTIM
La Grande Boy Who Attempted to
Poison Entire Family, is Himself
the Only Victim of His Crime.
La Grande, June 30. Since the
rendering of tho verdict of tho coro
er's jury late Saturday afternoon in
the Ragain poisoning case the excite
mont here has quieted down. It is
evident that Otis Ragain was laboi
ing under mental affliction and made
an attempt to poison the whole fam
ily, yet he only succeeded In the de
struction of himself.
Ragain Family Poisoned.
Saturday morning news reached
La Grande that W. S. Ragain and
several members of his family, who
reside south of that town about four
miles, had been poisoned and were
in a very precarious condition. Dr.
Richardson was at once summoned,
who upon his arrival at the house
did all in his power to save the life
of the Bufferers. When he reached
the house, Otis Ragain, who was 19
years of age, was past his assist
ance and died a few minutes after
the doctor's arrival. He then turned
his attention to Mr. Ragain and one
of his daughters who had received
a slight dose of p'oison, and soon had
them in a fair way of recovery, the
daughter being entirely out of dan
ger. The father also has recovered.
"We, the coronerts jury, empanneled
find that Otis Ragain came to his
death at the home of his father, W.
S. Ragain, in Union county, Oregon,
on the morning of June 28, 1902, from
the effect of strychnine poisoning,
taken voluntarily by his own band,
and we are uncertain as to whether
or not such poison was taken by Bald
Otis Ragain with suicidal intent,
F. S. IVANHOB,
J. M. HILTZ,
GEO. H. CURREY,
S. R. HAWORTH,
E. C: ECKLEY.
From evidence given before the
coroner's jury it appeared as if Otis
Ragain was morbidly Insane, purchas
ing the poison at La Grande Friday
night, as he said for the purpose of
poisoning coyotes. It is thought he
put the poison in the sugar and on
the meat when his stepmother, Mrs.
Ragain, who prepared the breakfast
was out of the kitchen, probably the
night before, as he retired some
time after 1:30 o'clock Saturday
Otis Ragain was very much dissat
isfied over his father's marriage soon
after the death of his mother, and
had expressed himself several times
of being willing to die and threaten
ed to leave home. He was only nine
teen years of age.
Street Fights in Hayti Have Now
Cape Haytlen, June 30. Political
street fights between partisans of M,
Flrmin, ex-minister to France, and
General Nord, minister of provisional
government, have ceased. Both men
were candidates for the presidency
Admiral Killick, who supports Fir
mln, and who bombarded the city
yesterday, says the second bombord'
ment will be in earnest, the first hav
ing caused but little damage.
Temporary peace has been estab-
Ushed. Flrmin and foreign counsuls
have taken refuge aboard a Hytien
man of war.
Portland .Strikers Are Affecting Busl
,ness in that City.
Portland, June 20. The outlook
for the striking employes of the plan
ing mills is discouraging. One mill
started running today with non-union
help. Many union carpenters have
disobeyed the boycott and are work
ing with unfair material.
There Is no immediate chance of
settlement of the strike of teamsters
and employes, of the Portland City
and Oregon .Electric Railway;
With three strikes on and over 1000
men out the labor difficulties are ser
iously affecting business. They strik
ers are receiving help from unions
on the coast.
A. snecial dispatch from Missoula,
Mont., says that the remains of Hor
ana Ramsey, who has been missing
for about a month, were found" in'the
Missoula river Saturday. Tne noay
had become lodged in some brusn
and was discovered by a fisherman.
AFTER THEM M
Tracy and Merrill Appeared
Near Bucoda, Wash., and a
Posse is on Their Trail,
ARE NOW TRYING TO SUR.
ROUND THE CONVICTS
Their Tracks are Found Leading Into
a Wood and the Posse With Rein
forcements will Surround This
New Dogs from Tacoma.
Portland, June 30. Convicts Mer
rill and Tracey are being surrounded
by a large posse, including a new
force from Tacoma, near Bucoda,
Tho men were seen this evening at
a farmhouse near Bucoda where they
asked for food. The posse later
found their tracks leading into the
woods and planned to surround the
Guard Carson with his bloodhounds
started back to Walla Walla this af
ternoon and dogs from Tacoma will
Congress Adjourns Tomorrow. . .
Washington, Juno 30. The senate
and house leaders today agreed to
adjourn congress at 3 o'clock tomor
row. The adjournment would have
been made today but is was not possi
ble to enroll the Philippine bill in
An Excusable Disease that Attacks
Many at this Time of Year.
When the curse of labor, the earn
ing of his bread by the sweat of his
brow was imposod upon Father
Adam In Eden, some years ago, the
full horror fdr this penalty for sin
must have been made manifest by a
choice of the springtime as the sea
son for Its initial Infliction. Doubt
less the garden was in its freshest
and most youthful vernal bloom. The
sun was grateful to Adam's healthy
skin and the new green sward tempt-
him to rest upon its elastic surface
and idly watch the clouds loafing
across the blue sky over Paradise.
Eve, too, was singing, one may easily
believe, as all her daughters have
since loved to sing in the springtime,
Adam must have poignantly felt
the curse of labor then. We cannot
doubt this, because his vernal loath
Ing for work has descended to his
race for generations. Tho child
of the 'first man who tolls in tho
springtime with anything but rebel
lion in his soul is an abnormal crea
ture. It is difficult to imagine that
there are any such, since they are
not In evidence to the material
senses. This little matter is called
to public attention Just now for the
sake of disarming criticism and
averting rebuke of those who are
'dawdling through their dally tasks as
May approaches. They would bo
either more or less than human if
they did not dawdle. It is because of
the law that fell on Adam in vernal
Substitute fpr Sleep.
A London paper says that the
health of people in fashionable so
city is being dangerously threatened
by a drug which is popularly suppos
ed to take the place of sleep. Very
discreetly It declines to name this
dangerous substitute". When tea was
first introduced Into England it was
commended with the same virtues,
and it was believed that it would no
longer be necessary to waste seven
or eight hours in Bleep. But extend
ed experience has shown the disast
rous results of cutting short the per
iod of natural rest and remaining
arake by the help of tea, and there
is no reason to suppose that chemists
will ever be able to devise and sub
etitute for sleep which will not in the
,1c jg run bring nervous breakdown.
INDIAN UPRISING FEARED
Boise, June 30. Governor Hunt
has asked the war department to be
prepared to furnish troops to sup
press an Indian uprising at'Pocatello.
HE LOST HIS HE
After Carrying a Shotgun 30
Hours, Defaulter Had Not
Courage to Suicide.
RETURNED HOME AND WAS
CAPTURED IN ATTIC
Confessed that During Past Eight
Years he Had Gotten Away with
$90,000 and Three are Said to Have
Gambled $100,000 In Three Years.
Salt Lake, Juno 30. After wander
ing through tho mountains for 30
hours carrying a loaded Bhot gun
with tho Intention of suiciding, re
turned nnd was found in an attic of
his home on Sunday.
It is alleged that they lost In part
of three years ii)0,000 in gambling.
More arrests aro expected boforo
A Langtry Wedded.
London, Juno 30. Ian Malcolm, a
member of . parliament, and Jeanno
Langtry, daughter of tho actress,
Lily Langtry, wero married horo to
day. Tho gifts, which woro worth a
king's ransom, included a jowol
with an autograph lottor from tho
kir.r, mid a large check from Mrs.
General Strike on U. P.
Omaha, Juno 30. A strlko order
against the Union Pacific was Issued
by the machinists' union today. Re
ports indicate that every man on tho
entire system swent out.
LONG DISTANCE TELEGRAPH.
Why It Becomes More and More Dlf
ficult as the Line is Made Longer.
The longer a telegraph line, the
fewer tho signals that can be sont
over it in a given time. An anology
will make tho reasonv clear.
If wo take BOO feet of garden hoso
and attach It to a water tap tho wa
ter win not start flowing instantly
when tho tap is turnod on and off.
The water will not flow out in sharp
jeis, as it doeB with a Bhort hose,
but in gradually incroaBing and de
creasing gushes. And If the tap is
opened and closed very ranldly. the
gushes will not have time to Increase
and decrease. They will merge into
ono another and the water will flow
out in a steady stream. In other
words, if wo try to send siunals ran
ly through a long garden hose, the
signals run Into ono another and aro
lost The reason is that tho rubber
hoso is slightly elastic, and tho pros
sure of the water flowing through It
swells it up slightly. When tho tap
is suddenly closed tho hoso contracts
again to its ordinary size, thus fore
ing water out at the open end a mo
ment or two after tho tap Is closed
When tho tap' is suddenly turned on
again tho reverse process takes
place. Tho hoso is already full of
water, but enough extra water has
to be forced into it from tho tap to
swell It up as much as It will Btrotch
boforo tho water will Btart flowing
at tho open end.
A telegraph or telephone wlro Js
exactly the same as tho garden hoBe,
Tho wire, or rather tho other sur
rounding the wlro, is elastic, and
when wo pump electricity Into tho
wire it does not start instantly or
stop flowing at tho other end unlesB
tho wire Is very short. Wo must
give tho signals time to Btart and
stop, and tho longer tho wlro tho
slower tho rate of signalling. That
is why it Is imposslblo to telephone
over more than about one thousand
miles, and why telegraphing through
Atlantic cables is slow, It follows
also that a telegraph system using
a large number of signals pop lottor
will' not be able to compete oyer long
distances with a system using only
a few signals per Jotter. Donald
Murray, In Everybody's Magazine
The situation is alarming. War
danplng is in progress, The civil au
thorities would be powerless in case
of an outbreak.
WHEAT PANIC IN CHICAGO
STRONG BULL MOVEMENT
PLAYS HAVOC WITH MARKET
Gates-Phllllps Crowd Engineered
Another Big Corner Armour
BoUght 1,000,000 Bushels The
Chicago, Juno 30. Sensational ad
vances In July wheat marked tho
oponlng of tho board of trado horo
today, tho price advancing from 73
to Continued rains and gener
al bull Indications aro responsible
for tho rise.
Gates Phillips crowd which Is credit
ed with engineering another big cor
ner, taking advantago of tho condi
tions to bull, oats and September
corn also showed nn advance of a
cent or more.
Armour Inaugurated a bull movo
ment by buying 1,000,000 bushels of
wheat for Soptombor dollvory.
Other big buyers bid In all future
deliveries of wheat offored.
Wheat In Chicago.
Chicago, Juno 30. meat 73 3,
Wheat In San Francisco.
Sau Francisco, Juno 30. Whoat
Wheat In Portland.
Portland, Or., Juno 30. Wheat
Walla Walla, CG; bluostom, 70; vet
ley, C7; Tacoma, G6&00&.
NEW YORK MARKET.
Reported by I. L. Ray & Co., Pendle
ton, Chicago Board of Trade and
New York Stock Exchange Brokers,
Now York, Juno 30. Tho whoat
market opened higher this morn
ing at 78. Throughout tho day It
was strong and closed lVn higher
than Saturday night, closing at 78.
Liverpool has been closod slnco
Wednesday. Opening today at 6.11
and closod at G.11, tho same as
Wednesday closing. Tho vlslblo
shows a docreaso of 1,270,000 and is
now 21,030,000 as compared with 30,'
793,000 last yoar.
Closed Saturday, Ti.
Opened today, 78.
Range, 7 to 79.
Closo, 78 bid.
Stocks aro lower: St. Paul, 170;
U. 8. S 37 Vi', U. P. 100.
FORT HALL RESERVE.
Splendid Results Being Secured by
Those Who Have Secured Claims.
Tho four days' that havo olapsod
stneo tho Fort Hall reservation was
oponed to entry havo apparently
moro than Justified all expectations
of their mineral richness. On tho
Bollo Marsh, 12 miles south, tho fam
ous Bello Marsh prospect has al
ready bocomo tho bono of contention
botweon Senator Clark and James A
Murray, of Butte, with Murray's men
in possession and working. Reports
from this prospect today aro to the
effect that thoro Is ten foot of ore ex-
posed on top, and a number of Bam
pics of this give a minimum of 21
per cent copper and in gold and
2b ounces In sliver. The extension
of tho Bella Marsh has boon located
for a great dlstanco nnd somo parts
of the ledge are developing flno pros
At tho head pf Rabbit Creek, eight
mlleo east of horo, another apparent
ly good coppor region has bcon open
ed. It was tho ledges horo that led
to the arrest as soonors of some
prominent men of Pocatollo, and
much satisfaction is fo)t that tho
flrst choice was secured by tho man
who mado tho race on tho dead
square. This was Nat Eldredgo, who
started from tho head of Center
streot In Pocatollo promptly as tho
whistle blew at noon and mado tho
raco on ono horso. Ho has a 10-foot
vein of good quarts Impregnated with
copper sulphides, whllo thoro are
some rich strikes that run as high, as
04 per cent coppor, 6 in. gold and 25
ounces of sllvor.
In other parts of the cut-off somo
very hopeful developments are re
ported, and tho hills are full of men
who aro staking out claims and per
fecting their locations. A lino slats
quarry of undoubted valuo was locat
ed by Al Harmon and William Lid-
dell, two local contractors. In anoth
er place adjacent to Pocatollo an as
bestos lodge Is reported and is being
August and Helen Rothonberg Sat
urday morning at Oregon City, sold
3000 pounds of hops from the Roth-
cnoerg yara, two ana a naif mues
southeast .of Aurora, to H. J. Miller.
of Aurora, for 14' cents per. pountL
Condition Continues to Im
prove Rapidly and Danger
Will Soon Be Ovor.
EDWARD NOW SITS UP
A LITTLE EACH DAY
Every Bulletin Shows a More Favor
able Condition and with the Ex
ception of a Little Pain In the Of
eratlon Wound His Majesty's Co
"dltion Is Most Satisfactory
London, Juno 30. With tho excei
tton of a 8omowhat unsatisfactory
condition of tho oporatton woub4,
tho ofllclal bulletin regarding tk
king's condition at 10 o'clock tali
morning was of a decidedly favar
ablo touo. Tho bulletin follows:
'His Majesty slept woll. Tto
dressing of tho wound glvoa much
distress but thoro aro no bad sya
toms of any kind."
Tho gonoral public Is bocomlsc
moro convlncod as tho days wear om
thnt IiIb majesty's rocovory is but a
mattor of tlmo and thoro woro bat
fow watchers at tho palaco gate
during tho night and tho crowds
thoro woro nothing to tho slzo of
those of last wcok.
Tho doctors aro now hopeful ot par
sing Wednesday without any unta
ward symptoms. If they succeed
tho king will then bo out ot danger
and well on tho way to rocovory.
Removed to a Couch.
It was officially announced today
that tho king had boon removed
his couch yostorday for several
hours. Ho was much benefitted If
tho change Occoslonally he Mas
envoys, but theso interviews aM
very short. Tho utmost quiet Is e
forcod. Tho king boos no corres
pondence and is not approached oa
matters of stato. His courage aa4
pationco call for tho greatest adavV
How he. Was Moved. ,
Tho king's romoval to a couch ca
rlud out under Dr. Troves' dlrectteau
Six attendants holding at as maaf
points a shoot upon which the Mas
lay, lifted him clear off tho bed la
tho couch, Dr. Treves regulatiaaj
tholr movomont by rising and lower
ing his hand, Ho was roinoved to a
couch again this afternoon.
Condition More Favorable.
Tho 7 o'clock bulletin showed eraa
moro favorable conditions than alt
tho morning bulletin. It Bald: "Tfca
king had a fairly comfortable day
and tho discomfort in his wound
Complete Arranoement Has
Reached By Conferees,
Washington, Juno 30. A completa
ncroement has been reached by tfca
conferees of the Philippines bill aaa
a roport will be r4, probably tkla
evening. The Questiea whether a
gold or sllvor standard snouiq raw
In tho Philippines was postpone
until next session, as has been,tha
proposed coinage o$ a special Pbllly
Two years after a census of tka
peoplo of the Uland will be takaa
and a report ad, to the capacity
of tho lnnabjtaf vch PrQTl. .
tnr Htir.crovflrnmMt and the trear
dont Is. authorised. If he sees fit, ta, .
rtict tho Philippine ommlsjon la
Me Btcps for the lect',jfl of a lf-
Fourth of July Excursion Ra,
The O. R. & If. Compaay ku MM
an excursion rate of oae aac oaa;'
third fare for round' trlpa betwaaB . t,
all stations on Us systaw, not to aa
ceed 200 miles apart, for Fouith at ,
July excursions. Tickets will toe aUT
at these rates on July 8 and 4 aaa aa
good returning until July .
The Douglas county W. C. T, H. .
convention closed a very successfal f
Friday" evening, A conslderaWaja-
prease of membersnip wwr m
(1 urine- the nast year. '
durln? the past year. '
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