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IN RE J. DRAKEFORD, HA VERFORDWEST,…

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IN RE J. DRAKEFORD, HA VERFORDWEST, GROCER. (From The Grocer of Saturday last.) At the Bristol Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, before Mr Commissioner Hill, this bankrupt came up for bis adjourned last examination and discbarge. After a brief examination of the bankrupt, Mr J. Inskip applied for an adjournment for further amended accounts. The bankrnpt admitted having increased his private expenses from £ 100 to X150 a year to account for the deficiency, and he had flealt the same way with the cash account, by putting ciown £80 every month as receipts for ready money sales, nut making no entry of the goods sold on credit. Mr J. Miller (for the bankrupt) admitted that the accounts were not satisfactory, but pointed out that the case was only just above the County Court jurisdiction, the amount of liabilities being only £ 361 altogether. The bankrupt, •who came from Haverfordwest, the extreme end of the cistrict, was employed for thirteen hours of the day at a distance from his home, as tallow-chandler, and his wife kept a small grocery store. The bankrupt had no means of giving better accounts, and he stated on his oath that he had given up everything. The assignee who lived on the spot was satisfied with the bankrupt's conduct, and the opposing creditors, for some reason or other, were rather more active than was usual in so small a case. No adjournment would produce any better accounts or result In any advantage to the estate. His Honour heartily wished that the case had gone to the County Court at Haverfordwest, and said that he thought it a blot on the administration of justice that a man should have to come upon a trifling matter of this sort such a distance as ISO-1 miles. Mr J. Inskip proposed to take an adjournment, End, if his principals were satisfied with the explanations given by the bankrupt, to dispense with his attendance en the next occasion. Mr Miller accepted the offer, and the case was adjourned till September 30.

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