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I ENTS, MULTNOMAH CO., OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1912.
FIREBUG DESTROYS ANOTHER LENTS BUILDING
CLEANUP DAY Situation Becoming Alarming—Cit SHERIFF’S OFFICE
GREAT SUCCESS izens Now Fear for Safety of Town IS UNDER FIRE
Important Transition Wrought
In Public Playground
WORK IS TO BE CONTINUED
Meeting Will Be Held To
night at Library to Ar
range Further Work—
Park Supt. Mische
Latest Work of Incendiary Is Destruction of Baptist
Church Last Saturday Morning at 1:15—This Is
Fifth Fire of Mysterious Origin.
The firebug has been at his dastardly work again here in Lents. This time he picked out the Baptist church on First Avenue
for his ’‘night's work” and a good job he done too. The fire was first discovered by L. E. Wiley, who resides next door, and he ran
out hurriedly and gave the alarm. He waff aroused by the scent >f smoke and investigated it at once. Seeing the fiames emitting
from the church building his first thought was for the safety of the town and he secured an axe and battered down the door of the
building and on gaining an entrance attempted to extinguish it with what futile means were at hand. Finding that he was unsuccess
ful he ran to his own place adjoining, which was by this time seriously threatened with destruction, and began playing a garden hose
I*»t Saturday «as clean-up day at the ■
on the roof of the store and living rooms. Soon the fire department arrived with their pitiful looking little hose cart (our only means
Lente play ground, and the suci-eev »1«
of fighting fiires) and battled heroically with the fierce flames, but so far had they advanced that little or nothing could be accomplish
the day is attested by the fact that '
ed and the building was s<x>n in ruins. The chairs and such other furniture as was lying around loose was saved from the flames but
nearly two hundred loyal citizen»
the damage was never-the-less great
Herald Started Investigation at
MUCH WASTE IN OFFICE
Evidence Brought Out Show
ing That Sheriff Gets
Many “Rake-offs” lie
sides a Good
At the suggestion of The Herald,
representatives ot several of the granges
of the county met in Lente on Tuesday
for the purpose of gaining information
concerning the Sheriff’» office. Several
gathered together and «pent the entire
LOSS IS KEENLY FELT BY LITTLE CHURCH
day clearing and cleaning the ground,
persons acquainted with the methods
very nicely and had an edifice that they were proud of, having it nearly all paid for and were just and work of the office contributed to
and that clean-up day was all that bad
been anticipated is the verdict of all. nearing a point where they were contemplating many improvements, and now all is over. They must not only pay for something the information gathered. Mr. Dar
nel! was made chairman and Mr. Peters
Business men, profeesional men, and they haven’t got but must begin the erection of a new house of worship. And whereto get the necessary funds that is the question secretary.
The first informant gave
the various walk* of life were represent
quite a lengthy statement of hia ac
ed. All worked with a vim and a will passion for creating public catastrophes, for that it was set is not doubted for a minute here.
quaintance with the office. He stated
that the salary of the office was 84500,
SAME DAY AND HOUR AS OTHER FIRE
that left tangilile evidence of the efforts
A telltale and singular coincidence is the fact that this fiit’was started at exactly the same hour and on the same day of the and that be considered that by the re
tention of fees and collection of “expense
tine of the features of the day was a
week as the fire that destroyed the big barn and four head of mules the proceeding week.
” and “rake offs” that be con
lunch served by the Mother’» Club,
Several suspects have been watched but so far nothing has been done and threats of serious natures are daily rumored.
sidered the office as now conducted
which was enjoyed by all and doubly
easily paid from 812.000 to $15,000 per
TO BURN EVERY CHURCH IN TOWN?
•o because of the fact that the work bad
year. When questioned as to fee«, he
left many hearty appe’itee.
One rumor has it that threats have been made that every church in town will be destroyed before fall. These rumors are given said that a considerable part of all fees
At th« clove of the day the playground
little or no credence but never-the-less citizens and property owners are becoming thoroughly alarmed. In all now there have been from the service of papers, especially
presented a highly improved appear
fires of unknown origin since October and all have been at such a time as to insure their complete destruction. The perpetrator those from another state, were retained
ance. Trees were *la»hed, stumps pull
All such fees are sup
ed and burned, rocks cleared away, of the deed is, like all maniac incendiars, evidentely cool and nervy while about the work and perhaps stands nearby the fires and by the office.
into the county gen
rubbish removed, and the work of watches the destruction of property his hand has wrought
eral fund. Another big source of in
cleaning up in general was carried on in j
AROUSE YOURSELVES CITIZENS, GUARD YOUR HOMES .
come in the past is said to be the
a highly eucceeeful manner.
City Park Superintendent Miache, of
Arouse yourselves citizens and let us see if some of us cannot run the fiend or fiends to earth. And in the meantime take every charging up of expense* that might
Portland, was preeent. He thoroughly precaution against a repetition of the dastardly work by guarding your home against fires. Fires will happen, even with the most of have occurred, but which in general do
not. All county officers are supposed
inspected the lay of the grounds and the precaution (even in communities where they have no firebugs) so let us rally to the support of the volunteer fire department and help
to pay local car fare and include this
",tea«*rwH?.1X',rite't*,em secure ^e muc^ needed equipment they are asking for. With the meager supply of hose they had on hand at the fire last item in their monthly expense account,
»nd u'" work thus *«r done" He had Saturday morning they could not have saved the store, laundry and barns adjoining had they caught fire. Only the heavy rain of the day now as a matter of fact the most of the
no hesitancy in stating that Unte had before is to be thanked for this. The department has proven that it is willing and that if given the proper "tools,” as it were, eputies ride on the badges they wear?
«•cured an ideal playground and praised that they can give a fire “a good run for the money” to use a slang phrase. So to arms friends, let’s secure that chemical engine and nevertheless, until recently at least,
they turned in their monthly expense
the citizen» for the loyalty they were more hose before it is too late. You have many lessons to profit by, so the old excuse of “what’s the use” won’t go. And in the
account to cover the rides they look.
displaying regarding the improvment meantjme keep an eye open for the firebug and do not rest until he is caught.
This will amount to a good many dol
of the same.
lars each month.
Even where rides
The success of the first day was such I
are paid for, commutation $2.50 books,
that Saturday, March 30 ha» l>een »et '
ordinarily sold at $2.25 are said to be
aside as another clean up day, when it
sold to the sheriff at $1.75.
is expected to have » much larger at- |
Another speaker declared that no fees
tendance and accomplish even more
retained whatever Two competent
work than wa» performed lust Saturday.
witnesses have declared that they are.
In line with the arrangments for thej
Abuse in this office is charge! to be one
coming clean lip day a meeting is to be i
I of the causes for the excessive tax levies
held nt the Lenta Library building Fri
of the present time.
day night of this week, nt which de
speaker declare! that the expense of
tailed arrangments ami general plnn» i
I the whole court system of the county,
will be discussed and working commit
and the sheriff’s office, and the main
tees placed in charge of the work. Hupt.
tenance of jails is due to inefficient con-
Mlsche will be present nt the meeting |
I duct of the Sheriff's office. It may ap
end will give valuable directions anil
pear strange; but was satisfactorily
information for carrying on thin line of
The insurance companies directly in that something was done.
A well known local w omen who claim« I underneath or from lietween the Ht nd*
I shown that under recent tax execution
work. W E. Entchell, Huperintendant
j of the duties of this office there are ac-
terested in the fire« that h ve been
of Multnomah county road construction, to 1« in touch with the powers nf above,
. tually more criminals in the county,
playing havoc in this vicinity the last
will also bn present at the meeting anil »aye that the tire of last Saturday morn
more work for the courts, more legal
will lend every assistance possible to ing is the work of two men who «he de-
few months, have at last been aroused
. expense, and a larger number of prisoners
the work. Local people are particularly acril*» as lieing men of |>erhap» 45 year*
and now have representatives in the
j to be supported than where the office
anxious for a good attendance at to
of age and who on the night o? the tire
field for the purpose of running tfepe,-
duties were more vigorously executed.
night’s meeting, owing to the presence
of Messrs. Mische and Entchell. These
Tuesday John Vierecke was arrested
The March meeting of the Multnomah as to the Kelley Butte plant as conduct
gentlemen are displaying a groat deal g'>e« farther and gives their name*.
ed at present There are about 140 men
of interest in the new playground and These names together with the name of
O. E. Lent, one of the t>e«t known and taken to Portland, lie was turned County Pomona was held Wednesday
The County court is
it Itehooves every citizen of l^nts to lie the woman are withheld for tlie present men in Molln imsli county, actuated by loose on his own recognition, his trial with Evening Star Grange. A fl neat kept there.
board and other ex
present tonight and participate in the at leant.
the api>eal of hi« party and fri* nd«, ha« being set lor about the 26th. It will be tendance was ensured by the excellent penses of this jail as being a part of th»
She *aya that on the night of the fire consented to have his name placed on remembered that hia store building was were presented and considered. The expense of getting out the rock at this
Those in charge ol the work last Sat
the primary ballot as a candidate for
place. These men are not all employed?
urday speak in the highest praise of the «lie »ought communication with the spir the Democratic nomination of Repre mysteriously destroyed by fire some i leading feature of the day was the dis-
a third of the numlier are able
1 cussion of the Single Tax question by
assistance rendered by the ladies. and its and with them went over the event» sentative from thia county. Mr. l^nt
to find effective service. Those who
especially do they feel grateful for the up to and during the tire. She »a ya that is a strong supporter of all progressive dence was also burned down. Some lit W. S. C’Ren, H. G. Starkweather, Eu
work get three meals a day. Those
It is believed »he aaw the two men cross the Foster messnres and movement« and aay« that tle suspicion has been directed against gene Palmer and N. G. Hedin. This
him but as yet nothing of an incrimin consummed about two hours and was who do not work get two meals each
that a greater number of wand wiche«
day. with possibly a light lunch. How
Road and go direct to the church, pas in the event of his election the people ating nature ha« treen brought forward. ably handled.
will l»e required for March 30 and the
of the state will always find him voting
The evening session was devoted to a ever, while the County court is only
ladles of the town are requested to keep sing by the wood pile«! on the property for and supporting every bill that is for However it remains to be seen whether
securing the service of about 40 men it
adjoining the McDowell residence and the hettermenlof conditions or The |>eo- or not he can be proven to be guilty of program and fifth degree work. Hix- ■
this fact in view.
these crimes. A report was circulated teen candidates were initiated into the ie charged up for the board of the entire
that when they arrived at the church one pie a« a w ho'e.
the other evening that he had confessed Pomona degree, namely, A. W. Ogilvie. | body of prisoners, the deputies and
man sharped down under the building
to the burning of hia building but later Mrs. A. W. Ogilvie, Hiram Ogilvie, guards included. Thus the board bill at
M K CHURCH
and the other remained on guard.
Clara Ogilvie, Jay Epton, Emamual Kelley’s Butte was nearly $1750 last
While we do not believe in spirits «till
Preaching at 10:45 and reception of this was denied.
Epton Emma Epton, Ada Gould, I month at 12^ cents per meal. This
thia is undoubtedly the manner in which member. Subject:
Marion Nelson, s. F. Ball Marv Rich accounts for the high cost of crushed
All member« of the Knight« of Pyth the fire originated for when Mr. Wiley ence Bringa Assurance,” Preaching at
IF THE MEN
mond John R. Huger, Mrs. Otto Kats- rock at the Butte.
ia« ara requested to meet at the «tore of entered the burning building it was not Bennet Chapel, 3 p. m.
J. 0. Mount A Hon at 8:30 Saturday till«-«! with »moke on the inside but was service» in the evening. don*, miaa these day intimated that something interest ky,O. W. Young, Annie M. Neil.
were charged for board the cost would
evening. Important business, brethern,
us hope so, for it is certainly high time held at Sycamore in June.
W. BOYD MOORE Paator.
from all appearance» eaten its way from
(I on tin ued on pave 8)
CLAIRVOYANT SAYS FIRE
WAS WORK OF TWO MEN
Local Woman Sees lhem at Their Work of Destruction Insurance Companies Also Aroused Over fires
and Is Told Their Names by Super-
Man Arrested but Turned Loose on
His Own Recognition.
LENT OUT FOK