W.T. Green, a rancher residing near Rogue River on Evans Creek, was placed under arrest today, charged with threatening to kill R.M. McLean, a hardware merchant of Rogue River.
District Attorney Kelly charges Green with being a source of uneasiness in the community around Rogue River.
Some time last winter a church on Evans Creek was burned late at night and there is a strong feeling in the community that Green was responsible for the fire, he having threatened to blow it up unless it was moved, the site of the church adjoining Green's property.
Green was in Rogue River yesterday night and when refused liquor by Mark Whipple, a saloonman, he threatened to burn the town.
He will be given a preliminary hearing before Justice Taylor tomorrow morning.
Fire at Wilderville yesterday afternoon destroyed the big building containing Oglesby's hall, together with a vacant dwelling that stood just back of the hall.
The fire is supposed to have been started from a defective flue, the rear part of the building being occupied by Charles Oglesby and his family, Mr. Oglesby being the owner of the structure.
A stock of goods in the confectionery store and club room conducted by Mr. Oglesby in the front part of the building was also lost with but little salvage.
The burned structure was one of the leading buildings at Wilderville, and the loss will be felt, though it is expected that it will be rebuilt.
The vacant dwelling that burned was the property of Mr. McCann.
The new Page Theater, to be opened Monday night, May 19, by Maude Adams in Peter Pan, will be thrown open to the inspection of the public tomorrow night by managers Fusen and Gordon. To this the public is invited. The regular theater orchestra will give a number of selections, and the house attendants will be present in full uniform. The workmen will finish their work tomorrow morning. The playhouse is in its best bib and tucker and the management and owner desire that their invitation for inspection be widely accepted. A number of theater lovers from nearby towns will be present.
Richard Carle, with 10 girls, may appear in a singing and dancing act in vaudeville.