Deputy Sheriff Masteller went to Washburn Monday to arrest Frank Deacon for incendiarism. It appears that when Mr. Masteller was taking Deacon to Washburn
to serve thirty days in the county jail for breaking into Baby Cottingham's bank, he confessed to having set the Butte Livery barn on fire on purpose. The insurance companies keep up a standing offer of $500 for the arrest and conviction of anyone setting buildings on fire and it is pretty evidence that Mr. Masteller has the money coming his way in this case.
Washburn Leader, 2/19/1909