VISCOUNT MANDEVILLE'S BANKRUPTCY.
Gable messages have informed us not only of the bankruptcy of Visoount Mandevlile (&on of the Duke of Manchester), but of the f aot that a charge is pending against him of obtaining money by false pretences. The London correspondent of the "Argue," writes : — " The affairs of Lord Mandeviile, the Duke of Manchester's son, have come to a oasis. He owes nearly £120,000, of which only £35,000 is scoured, or rather ranks against security, leaving £85,000 to be provided for by tome kind of miracle. The creditors | representing this latter sum are naturally raging fiercely, and casting about them m all directions m search of assets. There is first of alia Bum of £200 a year, to whioh the nobleman has a precarious olaim, out of the inoome of bis wife. Then again, his lordship ia*. among those noblemen who have occasion ally practised tbe vocation of cab driver, and at one time owned two superb 'hansoms, 1 horsed by four fast»stepping thoroughbreds. The v whole concern was . worth about £1000; but he has recently sold it to a professional cabman for £60, and the oreditors are trying to establish the fact that this was a ' friendly ' transaction, •and that the olaims of the 'friendly* oabman ought not to stand against theirs. Then, again, they want to attabh and obtain for themselves the lease of Mies Bessie Bellwood.' b house m Woburn place. Mies Bessie Bellwood, as Australian readers no doubt know, is the greatest and most magnetic musio-hall artiste of the age. The value of the lease of her house m Woburn plaoe is about £1000, and she purohased it from Lord Mandeviile for only £50. The creditors, therefore, regard m. her mnoh the same light >ajf the >* friendly ,', oabman. But even if they succeed against ibotb, the dividend of £2000 amongst £85,000 worth of creditors, when expenses are deduoted, will not come to. muoh more than 2d m the £. Of oourae, some* thing better will be done for them than that ; but it be through the bounty of Lord Mandeville's friends and that of his parent." ''■
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.
Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.
Print, save, zoom in and more.