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DISTRICT COURT.

ASHBURTON— TUESDAY. IN BANKRUPTCY. (Before His Honor Judge Ward.) The following Is tbe remainder of 001 report of yesterday's sitting :— IU SHCMAS WHITXINOTON. Order for publio examination, — Mr Caygill for the Assignee and oredltors Mr Cuthbertson for the bankrupt. The bankrupt being sworn, said that he became bankrupt on Maroh 19, having resided In Ashburton »b.ut foue years. He admitted still owing money to people In other parti of the colony, for debts Incurred yearn ago; He admitted dealing With several grooers m the town, and that eaoh had In turn stopped his credit, their claims being still unpaid. It appeared from his statement tbat he bad done much the aame sort of thing m dealing with the butchers and bakers, and his wife had run np scores at various drapers. Two of his oredltors h*.d obtained judgments against him, but these were still unsatisfied. Slnoe these judgments had been obtained he had got credit from different • tradesmen, and had not told them of the judgments standing against him. He interviewed tbe Deputy Offioial Assignee about a year ago with referenoe to fillne, His liabilities then amounted to £40, and he bad no assets. He had never during the four years he had been m Ashburton earned more than suffilolent to live npon, and be had been getting deeper into the mire year by year.— Mr Oayglll addressed the Oourt submit* ing tbat a prima facie ease hod been made out.— Bis Honor ruled that the Aot laid down that the ease must be proved outside the bankrupt's admissions.— Mr Oayglll then ' called J. 0 Bell, tha Deputy Offioial . Assignee, whe said that the bankrupt Interviewed him twelve or fifteen months ago as to the oost of filing, and said that bis debt* were between £30 aod £40. Witness replied that with tbe money It wenM cost bfm to go through the Oourt he eoald pay his oredltors ten shillings In the pound. The bankrupt then went '- away stating that he would see about It.— ' ; A number of oredltors were oalled and related their dealings with the bankrupt, * —His Honor failed to ste that he oould ; eonvlot nnder the aeotlon of the Aot, but agreed to let the oase sand over till next 1 Oourt day, when the matter could be argued further. XHX KOXBOBGH WAITS. Application was made by the polioe ■nder Seotlon 16 of the Industrial Sohoola Aot to have the five children of John Rogers removed from his custody. The father olgnlfied his willingness to allow the ehlldren to go to an (ndustalal school, and evidence, the purport of whioh has already appeared In print, was led by tbe His Honor animadverted very strongly upon the manner m whioh Rigert had been shown to be bringing up .Ma family, saying that the mana conduot waa a disgrace to elvUfiatlon and to humanity, and ihouldßoyers appear before the Oourt again oa any oharge oonneoted with his children, be would very likely make eonualntanca with the inside of a jaoL Tha Rev Father Ohastsgnon applied for the committal of the children test Mary's Industrial Home, at Nelson, and the Oonrt made an order accordingly, the ohildren to be oommlttad till they had raapoctlraly attained the age of 15 years. The Court then rose.

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DISTRICT COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2131, 22 May 1889

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