Negro Found Guilty of Arson Charges
For the third time since last fall, persons have been convicted of arson in Shreveport, La. Previous to these recent cases, no arson conviction has been obtained during the past ten years. The last one convicted was a negro who was extremely popular with the ladies.
He is charged with setting fire to the house of a negress. He had been living with the daughter of this negress for some time, and in order to get revenge because she had left him, he set fire to the house. Chief S. J. Flores testified that the fire was of incendiary origin, and footprints found about the house matched with the type shoes that the negro wore.
Barberton, O., Buys Aerial Ladder—Barberton, Ohio, has purchased a Seagrave aerial ladder and a pumper. The apparatus is expected to be delivered in ninety days.
E. Akron, O., to Erect Fire House—Three possible sites are being considered for the new East Akron, Ohio, fire station.