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THE APPOINTMENT OF HALL-KEEPER.

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J Carmarthen Bankruptcy Court. WEDNESDAY.âBefore the Registrar, Mr Thomas Parkinson, J THE LLANDILO CABINET-MAKEU. RE MR WILLIAM A. DAVIES, CAITNET-MAKEK, RHOSMAEN-STREET, LLANDILo.-This case bad been j adjourned from the last court. The Official Receiver (Mr Thomas Thomas), said that the most umatisfactory feature of this case was that two cart loads of goods hid been remode l from debtor's house during the night. The debtor had, however, given every assistance, and had completed the goods which had been removed. Tho case had looked rather staitling at first sight but the manner in which the debtor had assisted him had now put things much better. The case was then clcs(d. THE ABERGWILI COAL AND LIME MERCHANT. RE MR THOMAS JONES, LAMB COTTAGE, ABER- GWILI, COAL AND LDIE, MERCHANT.âMr James John appeared for debtor. Examined by the Official Receiver,âDebtor said J that he commenced business in 1884 with a capital of £ 150. T' Previous to that he had been employed by Mr Williams, LaDe Grove, who had been in the same way of business. He used to make £10 or X20 a year by valivng timber for auctioneers. He had borrowed JCI20 from Mr John Francis to pay (or a load of timber at St. Clears. He had borrowed another tGO of Mr Francis he had, however, given a morig'ige on his house for the latter. lie had paid £ 170 for his house. He hid botrowed £ LO from his son, and £ 10 from his I' daughter but he had paid them back. lIe had no timber in his yard belonging to anybody else. His astets wpre £ 353 lis 7d, r.NEL his liabilities £ 1,921 1682d, leaving a deficiency of £ GGS 4s 7d. His failure was attributed to loss in the timber trade; loss by death of horses illness and death in family and bad debts. The case was adjourned until the next court; THE CASE OF MR WILLIAM EVANS, CONTRACTOR, CARMARTHEN. ri, E WILLIAM EYANS, BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR, OF FISHPOND-TERRACE, CARMARTHEN.âMr J. F. Morris appeared for the debtor. In this case the liabilities were £ 99 > 15S ld; assets, £ 124 9s 8d. The failure was attributed to want of capital, loss on contracts, and heavy interest on money borrowed." Debtor Enid that the Carmarthen Land Company had withheld £ 150 due to him, because he had not carried out a contract into which he had entered with them. That, was the immediate cause of his insolvency He knew three years ago that he could not pay 20A in the £ In October last he assigned two houses in Richmond-terrace to his son and daughter, because he wanted £ 600 or E700 to pay off a mortgage. HE had lost £ 700 on a railway contract some years ago. The Registrar adjourned the case until later in the afternoon, as the court was not satisfied with the manner in which the debtor answered the questions. The Official Receiver said that the case would be taken later in the afternoon and the debtor had better give all the information in his power. There was a certain amount of suspicion attached to transactions between the debtor and his family. The case was proceeded with after two other cases had been taken. Debtor said that within a few months of his failure, he had sold one house to his daughter, another to his son, and had given a bill of sale on his fnrniture to his son-in-law. The Official Receiver said that these transactions coming as they did immediately before his bankruptcy, were exceedingly suspicious. Debtor said that he had sold his pony in Novem- ber. He had sold the pony to Jones, of Swansea in November fair "Jones, of Swansen to was the father of debtor's son-in-law. Cross-examined further, debtor said the pony had been sold by his son and not himself. The trap as well as the pony had been sold in the fair. He had not shown the S23 for that in his cash account. They were in his possession for a week after the sale. He did not remember selling anything else about that time. He had given a mortgage in September, 1895, to Mr J. T. Lewis, City House. He could not say whether he had the money in September or October. HE received jE72 10s altogether from Mr J T Lewis. He had also deposited his insurance policy with Mr Daviesâ who was a brother to his wife. His son's name was put cn the carts in 18S9 and 1890. He was not in difficulties then but he could not say whether he was able to pay 20s in the E. The son used the carts at Britton Ferry the son bought one at L'mpeter and the other at St. Clears. He had not bought them frcm debtor. He (debtor) could not sav from whom his son had bought them. During the last five years he had only made X75 profit; that WAS on Dyffryn House That was all he had madeâworse luck The Official Receiver And worse luck for the creditors, too Debtor The creditors did have it as long vs I did have it. The case was adjourned until the next court. THE FAILURE OF MARGARET MORGANS, CAMBRIAN PLACE, FERRYSIDE. RE MARGARET MORGANS, CAMBRIAN PLACE, FERRYSIDE, DRAPER, GROCER, AND BOOT DEALER âMr James John appeared for the debtor. In this case the deficiency amounted to £421 Is 5d. The liabilities were expected to rank at £ 4SO lis 6D'; and the assets £ 59 10s Id. The failure was attributad to less by branch shop, bad debts, law costs and illness in family." The debtor said she began business in April, 1S79, with. a capital of £ 100 From September, 1893, to August, 1894, she carried on a branch shop at Briiton Eerry, by which she stated she had lost LIOO. The houae in Ferryside belonged to her husband who was a minister. The examination was closed subject to the signing of the notes. THE CASE OF ROBERT EADIS, WILKE'S HOTEL, LLANDYSSIL. RE ROBERT EADIS, HOTEL KEEPER, WILKB'S HEAD, LLAXDYSSIL. Debtor said he started business with a capital of £ 100. He paid nothing for the good will of the business, but he took over tbe farniture and fittings at £ 103. The house belonged to Messrs Buckley Bros. He pad £lbO 11 vear rent for the house and 50 acres of land. He had learned since that the rent formerly PAID was £100. He remembered the hotel doing the best trade in the district it had, however, fallen off before be got it, Before he came to Llane.yssil he used to carry on an Italian shop and A post, office M London. He had lost £ 1,500 since he came to Llandyssil- HE had the house on a 21 year, lease F IT was fully tied," The open.ng of the NEW line to Newcastle-Emlyn hau done A lot of JARM to Llandyssil. His accounts only snowed a dC Mi"6 Tho ma s Walters asked that the °ffi01^ Receiver should give the court such A report as would enable the debtor to have his discbarge This was one case in a hundred. The Official Receiver BUid he uou.d do Walters asked. This was a case IN debtor had come to the court at once and had given every information in his power. G The examination was closed subject to the signing of the notes. r.mnn WAN 1 ED-AN INTERPRETER. In dealing with some of the cases A experienced as to getting an mterrretcr. Many of the debtors were unable to speak Laglisn- The Official Receiver said that there was a man applying for the post of hall-keeper, who was a capital Welsh scholar; and whose services would come in very handy on an occasion like this. The Registrar YY'ho is be ? The Official Receiver said he referred to Mr Daniel Jones, of the Journal Office, who was a snlenlid YYrelsh scholar, and a good interpreter. The Registrar thought that this was a very useful qualification for the office.

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