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I BIRTSMORTON BLACKSMITH'S FAILURE. l Taking Land Without Stock. At the Worcester Bankruptcy Court, on Tuesday, before Mr Registrar Allen, the public examination took place of Arthur William Griffiths, blacksmith, of Birts- morton, who returned his liabilities estima- ted to rank for dividend at Y,118 173 Id., with net assets .£19 7 s 7 d., leaving a de- ficiency of .£99 9a 6d, Mr Horace Foster attended on his behalf. Questioned by the Official Receiver (Mr A S Cully), he said his profit on tjhe black- smith's business for 12 months was Dot, more than £ 2 and his gross takings were C6 10s. That was because his trade fell off through having bad materials supplied to him, after which he went in fcr general farm labouring. He denied that he neglec- ted the blacksmith's shop. During the last 12 months his deficiency had increased from Y,68 to X99, and be felt now that he ought to have filed his petition a year ago, but he wished to save that trouble. Since 1907 he had been Clerk to the Parish Council at a salary of £5 a year. In April last be was found to be deficient above £40, having been using the Council's money for about 9 months. To refund it he borrowed 118 14s. 7d. from his father, and paid it to the Auditor. He had lost money on land. He took two acres of pasture land, although he had no stock, and two acres of arable, which was so foul that he had to let it be fallow for a year. The Official Receiver said he could not un- derstand why the debtor took the land. The Registrar said that debtor could not be working the land if he was attending..to his blacksmith's business. He elicited from the debtor that be started the blacksmith's business because there was not another of of the kind within a mile and a quarter, and he suggested to debtor that that was too near for him to achieve success but the debtor said he did well at first. Some of his customers helped him in ploughing and planting the land. The examination wascloeed. » —

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