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RETROSPECT.

I A LOCAL REVIEW.

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LOCAL & GENERAL NOTES. I

LOCAL iN E VV J>.I

CHARGE AGAINST A BANKRUPT

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CHARGE AGAINST A BANKRUPT At tho Gbesisr City Police ex "Wednes- day, before Mr. J<,bp- Thompson (in zche chair) and Mr. B. C. Roberts, Charles Boddy, formerly of 137, Rich mond-terrace, Chester, aad recently living at Westoii-s.iper-Mare, was enarged with offences under the Debtors Act, -1S69—(1) That- he took away part of h.s property to the amount of aboua LIOD, and (2) that he unlawfully made pre- paratiou to. leave England, tailing with him a; certain part of his property that ought to be divided among his creditors, amount.ng to up- wards <if £20. \h. F. B. Mason -appeared cn be- half of the Public Prosecutor a.nd Mr. W. H. Churto-n defended the prisoner. Mr. Mason stated that tne prisoner at one tiaoo was ? slater and p.as.erer 111 Chester; tneii lie böcame a bolder. In the .years 19UU and lyul he commenced building cottages at a place. called Sydney, saeet, down Saug-hali-road, and in IbQi; ho a,-quired some property at-Cherry Orchard and | commonoed .budding cperat.ons there. (Amiing = .o 1902 ho ;lir. Mason) wou.d,prove ti.at prisoner knew before July 7 th thai tie was not. solvent and thai he was constantly -being.pressed by his credi- tors- On July 4th he received irom the manag- ing elerk ot Messrs. Herbert Lewis, i)avies and Griffiths, solicitors, the sum 01 £13D, which was paid straight away to a ledge of Oddfellows, to pay off a mortgage 011 some property at -OJ.r", Cross. On Saturday, the 5th of Ju.y, 1902, he received a «otai sum of JSJ70 .from Mr. lll.ams, managing clerk to the same solicitors. Mr. Williams handed the money to him in notes ajid gold, and among tho notes was a Bank ot Eng- land ior ClLIO. There wa.s no doubt that he made one or two payments cut of tiie money he received on the btn of Juiy, 1902. On Monday,' July 7th, 1302, he went to the Bank of Liverpool at. the end of St. W erburgii-street and asked i\li- Amos to change him a. £100 note. Mr. Amos d,d 1 JO and handed him the mcney in gold'. From the papers of tiie prisoner's adjourned pubLc exami- nation he would shew that he iwent home and sub- sequently went to Chester Railway Station, and took a ticket for Southampton. He had made an arrangement with hib father to bring two boxes which contamexl among other things his tools and two suits of clothes wnicn he.had: purchased. H.s father at m.dnight took the two boxes away and me; prisoner the following day at Southampton. Prisoner stated clearly that he Ince-ided g-cing to South Africa, but finding that things were not qu.te what he thought they were he changed hjs m'nd. From Southampton he went to various points of interest in Devonshire and stayed away some two or three mont-hs. He finally got emp,{)y- ment at Wes to-u -suplr--)I&re, and afterwards volun- tarily surrendered himself to the Official Receiver oil the 10th of November. William Littler, oierk to the Registrar jof the Chester County Cotlrij produced the coart'-file oi the prisoner's bankruptcy proceedings; also the. pet tion which was presented against- him ion the loth of October, and the order adjiwhcaing him a. bankrupt on the bthof November. He also pioduced the transcript pf the shorthand writer's notes of the prisoner's public examination on the 2nd December, 1902. Mr. Robert Lamb, Mayor of Chester s-nd trustee of the es.ato, said prisoner's liabilities were about £ 700 and die trade assets about £ 150. no to the present they had realised £ 77 of the assets. He (witness) had had to disclaim the equities Oil the Cherry Orchard estate. Mr. Lamb was oross-cxamined by Mr. Churton w.th a view to shewing that there was ample estate if it had been realised to pay off all Labili- ties. Mr. Churton intimated that that would be. his ca&e, viz., that there was plenty of property to p&v off the creditors if it had been real sed. The ease wa.s eventually adjourned for a week.

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