THE WAIPAWA FIRE.
(Pib Pbbss association.) Waipawa, May 23. The enquiry yesterday Into the fire whteh destroyed the Waipawa hotel Is rtttavkable for the rider added by the jury to *he verdiot, wbloh was as follows : —"There Is no evldenoe before the jury bow the fire originated.— The jury are of opinion that the proper time to raise the question of value, Is when a proposal to Insure Is made bat that when a oompany eeeepts the proposal made and takes the premium- It should In all fairness when » Sre oeeura pay np and not raise any question over tbe Insurance " The jury was composed of some leading business men and they resented being, foroed to sit •II day, not to find out how the fire originated, bnt to discover the value of the premises bnrnt. The oompaoy Interested WM the North British and Mercantile.
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