Category:Florence Oregon Newspaper (1895)

From Lane Co Oregon

Florence Oregon Newspaper 1895

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Ping Yang School Blown Up

The Ping Yang school-house was located in the [Mohawk Valley]] about 10 or 12 miles east of Eugene. It is a new district, having recently been established. Since its establishment there has been considerable animosity in the district over the location of the school house, and other things. The building was a comparatively new one, though built on a cheap plan, the contract price being $300.

About two months ago an attempt was made to burn the school-house by pouring a can of coal oil on the floor and setting fire to it; but the scheme failed and the fire went out without consuming the oil. It was not known who the would-be property destroyer was, though suspicion fell on certain parties and there was talk of arrests but none were made.

Last night at 10 o'clock a second attempt was made to destroy the building and this time with better success. Several sticks of dynamite were placed under the house and exploded, with the result that the building was completely demolished. School-house, books and furniture quit the hitherto quiet regions of Ping Yang by the upward route. The explosion was heard for miles about

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