FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED FOR ARSON.

FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED FOR ARSON.

A Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, dispatch of November 19 states that George Raymond, chief of the Blind River fire department, Ouillett Bros., Dorion and Thomas Sullivan, incendiary fire suspects, appeared there that day before Magistrate Elliott. The first charge against Raymond was for setting fire to the Campbell House on September 3. The fire started at that house at 11 p. m. and the second at 4 the next morning. Witnesses swore they saw Raymond coming from the scene of the fire after the first alarm, and going in the direction of the house before the second alarm. They also saw him jump over a fence round the house. He was then seen going to his own house, stand in the back door and watch the house burn. He gave the alarm himself by shouting fire from his own yard. On this charge Raymond was sent to the criminal assizes to be held on December 1. Raymond has also charged with setting fire to the Edwards house October 9. Evidence was partly taken, and court adjourned for a week for the crown to get witnesses from Quebec. The third charge against Raymond of firing Eddy’s mills was dismissed. The charges against Thos. and Adelard Ouillett and the man Dorion for writing letters threatening to burn the house were dismissed. A charge against Thomas Sullivan for firing the Maranger house was also dismissed.

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