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A Skunk. —At the Nelson District Court on Thursday Geo. Sayers, overseer in the Public Works-Department, a bankrupt, applied foi his discharge. His total liibilities wore put down at 158 and his assets at L 42, his principal creditors being Mrs. Sayers and Mrs. George, his wife and daughter, who had obtained an order for maintenance. It appeared that just after filing, a cheque for LIG, his salary from Government, became payable to Sayers, and the trustee eventually was given possession of this cheque. Mr. Bunny, for Mrs. George, opposed the bankrupt's discharge, on the ground that he was not insolvent, and he argued that bankrupt fded merely to avoid maintenance of bis wife and daughter. The Judge refused the order of d ; scharge absolutely, allowing the opposing creditors costs.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 61, 14 February 1880