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: — « (PER PIIEBB ASSOCIATION.) CnRiSTonnROH, June 11; Tho Town EUll at Ltuoolu waadeatroyed by tire last ni^ht. So fir as ooald be gathered, iho Qre w»8 fir/it observed by a yoang mm who waa' proceeding to the at&bles, At the roar of the hall and detached therefrom, for the purpose of harnessing up Bums hoirßOß. An alarm was ln&taot)y glvau, bat bo fa? as tho hail iteelf ,wm ooaoorned, tha abaeno9 of a water popply and eflijlent maana for jfire p/e^entfcn rendered any at'empt at' saving tho build--in p utterly hppelee;. Vary aonsldertblo d ffiouliy wnn exporli'noßd m go'ting tha hotana out of tho stabief, and In fltvlng & vehicle. This was done, however, aud tho Btublcs, by dint of bird work wltk bucko'.e. worn left almost Intaot. Forti}> nstely tha wind ouriod the Qtmas awaj ttoca the hotel, bat tho haa(- was bo great that a groat deaL of window f;l»Hn wai brokou. At do treli'o store, aotnodlfltatioj awuy, but ti4 line with the atraam of oparlci, m-3n wero kopt hard at it, m half an hoar the Town ffnil wu lavellod with the ground. It is understood tbut the hetldU\(/ is Ineuroi for £500 iv the Uulon Office The hall waa aconauiodiouß build* I ln^wlth stago, waiting rooms, and every oorfVonlen'Se, and waa converted from the j old ho'fi'l building by the proprietor, M«*( F L K. Hill, late of the Somersot Hotel ■! A-.hburtoa. No cauio OAK) be Alltgqi^d ai to thu origin Qt ibe five, i

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FIRE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2148, 11 June 1889

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FIRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2148, 11 June 1889

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