Ihe building occupied by Mr V 7. 8. King was insured in the Stnndurd oftlcc for £500, nnd M;- Iviu(> s blull- in tiio tnuu ol!i'"' for £1000. Both tho policies would have expired at noon to-day. The two billiard tables, in the Dunedin Club billiard room, tho property of Mrs Frile, lessee of tho room, wero insured in tho Transatlantic oflice for £400. Thia policy was also nearly expired, as it would have run out on Sept. 9. Mr King is as yot unablo to form an accurate estimate of his loss. His stock was not much damaged by the fire, but a good donl by removal. A couple of valuable guns and other articles aro stated to be missing. Mr Hulbert's stock suffered, though in a less degree, from the
Same cause. He mourns the lobb of two dozen " bell-topperß," which disappeared after the fir-. Mr Duprea, who occupied the tobacconist's ahop — formerly in the possession of Mr Doherty— reckons his loss at about £50. He was not insured. Mrs Thomson — the armless lady — owner of the " learned pig," estimates that she has lost altogether upwards of £500. V Today a considerable crowd gathered around the Boone of the fire, and amused themselves with poking about among the embers— in ono or two places still burning. The carcaßß of tho unfortunate "learned pig" seemed to be an object of especial attraction. It may bo mentioned that the iron, cinders and other debris have not yet been oleared away from the footpjth, and consequently form a serious impediment to traffic on the tide of the street where the consumed Bbanties were situated.
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LATEST DETAILS,, Star, Issue 4481, 4 September 1882
LATEST DETAILS, Star, Issue 4481, 4 September 1882
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