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I ILICHTS ON MOTOR-CARS. 1

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IWIFE PAID HIM.

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I WIFE PAID HIM. I EASTSIDE GROCER'S ASSIST- ANT'S AFFAIRS. I SWANSEA BANKRUPTCY EXAMINATION. At Swansea Bankruptcy Court en Friday, Wm. Morris, groc«r.s assistant, of 14, Thomas-street, St. Thomas, and lately car- rying on business as a grooer under the style of Wm. Iorris ana Co., at the same addiess, came up on his first public ex- amination. Examined by Mr. Hy. Rees (Official Re- ceiver), debtor snid his grotw* liabilities were £71495. 4d., expected to rank JB528 lis lid, assets £ 4C 12.s. 7d., and deficiency C437 19s. 4d. Tn 1897 he also failed. the lia- bilities amounting to E-497 8s. 9d.. and a dividend was paid of Is. lid. in the £ He had not obtained his discharge from that bankruptcy. His brother, however, bought back the business, and later on debtor started again under the ityle of yrilliam Morris and Co., when he paid most of his old creditors in full. Debtor further said that his brother-in- law for a time joined him as a, pztrtner, putting JBlaO into the Wfliiie.ss, wiiich debtor afterwards paid back, though the result of the partnership was that lie was worse off. The first failure lie attributed to his late wife, who carried on the busi- ness, and the present difficulty v,as mainly Due to sugar shortage. The Official Receiver: But that only meant that) on cuuld not get the goods.' Dbteor: but tiif, if they could not get sugar, would -go out. Debtor admitted that his accounts put ,in were mere guesswork, and also said that his present wife now Paid him Ú1 per week as assistant.. The Official Receiver She actually pays you the £1 per week?—Yes. The Registrar Do you pay her for your keep?—No, sir. In May last debtor transferred the bu-i- ne-ss to his wife for £1.4, the value of the stock, and the money was used pay off two executions. The reason be did it was not to ruin "the little hit of trade I had." The Official Raceivcr-: Tipt the hardship of it is that tfe Atfrei; creditors got nothing th-r, Ofh(,i-al Ilece- -er it, 4, I- d 0 for goods. supplied "since May.and ,K3,<)ibs^ved that in one case debtor had dealt in a most slip-shod way of keeping his affairs. i Debtor Admitted he had been negligent in the conduct of hi? business, and further stated that Mr. David Jones, the financier, held a bill of sale on the shop fixtures, etc., and a mortgage on some cottage property debtor owned at Foxhole. The Registrar said the accounts were very uns<1tisfa.ckry. The hearing was conditionally closed.

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