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MYTHICAL LADT C. A new turn was given to thp tale of a mythical fortune by Henry Hadfleld Cubley. artist, of H-atlock (Ens.), at the Derby Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, February IOtU. The Official Receiver stated that since the previous hearing the debtor's daughter had been examined privately on oath under Section 27 of the Bankruptcy Act, and hnfl given a different version of the mythical fortune from tbnt which the debtor himself had related. Cubley alleged that his .two daughters, girls of seventeen and nineteen, had deceived him by writing letters declaring that v certain wealthy friend, known through the case as Lady C, was about to leave them a fortune, upon the strength of which expectation he had borrowed considerable sums a , . money from various people. The Official Receiver now said that the elder glr! had sworn that she knew nothing about these letters, and that the younger one had said her father put her up to write the letters—that he had, in fact, instigated them, and that they were written by his dictation. "Knowing the penalty of false swearing," asked the Official Receiver of the witness, "what do you say now?" Debtor replied to the effect that his daughters' statements were untrue, and that the letters were not written at his Instigation. He also repudiated the suggestion of the Official Receiver that he had deposited money anywhere. He was now quite penniless. He borrowed during the year before and he estimated his assets at £596, leaving his bankruptcy £761, and he owed £1731. a deficiency of £1135. The Registrar: You have said the myth was exposed by the receipt of a telegram? Debtor: That was the first disappointment. The Registrar: Supposing it was suggested that you wrote out the words of that telegram yourself, and gave it to a messenger to take Into Derby to dinpatch? Debtor: What would be tbe use of deceiving myself, when there would only be my wife and myself to be deceived? The Registrar: You say you did not do so? Debtor: I did not. The registrar put further questions as to the details of his income and expenditure during the twelve months immediately preceding the bankruptcy. Debtor was Informed that the examination ,W*B ClOMd. ............

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ARTIST'S REMARKABLE BANKRUPTCY., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909

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ARTIST'S REMARKABLE BANKRUPTCY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 80, 3 April 1909