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PALMERSTON NORTH, October 14. About midnight the Falmerston Court, house wag discovered to he on Are. The alarm was quiokly given, but, despite the efforts of the brigade, the building was totally doitroyed. The bankruptcy and probate papers were saved, also £25 in oash, whioh amount was removed from the safe. Members of the leufal profession lost property valued at £l2O, but, the books were insured for £IOO with the New Zealand Insurance Company. The stamps and record books were fortunately locked up in the strong room when the courthouse was closed yesterday afternoon. The origin of the fire is a mystery. It is surmised that it started in the telephone room, which is situated close to the room occupied by the clerk of the court. The bailiff lost a. number of mileage vouchers with stomps attached, and the clerk of the court lost some valuable books which were his own private property.

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A COURTHOUSE BURNED., Issue 10444, 14 October 1897

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A COURTHOUSE BURNED. Issue 10444, 14 October 1897

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