THE DAMAGE AT MAURICEVILLE. IBt Telegraph .] f Our Own Vorresvondent.J Mastsrton, This Dat. Constable Murdoch, who returned from Mauriceville to-day, reports that the bush fires have caused great devastation. A tworoomed cottage belonging to Fredk. Hanson, together with tools valued at £\O, and a shed containing hay and graes-seed, valued at .£2O, were totally destroyed, and there was no insurance. An uninsured shed containing hay, belonging to Neils Albertson, and valued at JS2S, was also destroyed. Mrs. Roigard lost a six-roomed house with furniture, outhouses, poultry, pigs, &c, and .£23 in cash which Bhe had in the house. The house was insured for .£125 in the New Zealand Offloo, bnt Mra. Roigard is a heavy loser. Hans Peterson's three-roomeo house. Lars Mattson's cowshed and five tons of hay, L. A. Schon's whare and effects with gross-seed, valued at .£lO, and large quantities of hay and fencing belonging to others, were also destroyed There was no insuranoe on any of these. One Buttler at Eketahuna estimates his lobs through the fire at £Bo °- _____„_ __
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