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MEETINGS OF CREDITORS.

A meeting of the creditors of John Rod, Jabez Marks, andllenry Saint, butchers, was called for to-day at Mr. FitzOerald's office, the business being to consider the debtors' discbarge. No opposition was offered, and the application will come before the Court in due course. At a meeting of the creditors of F. Polling, of Greytown, cordial manufacturer, held this afternoon, it was resolved that the debtor's offer of a composition ot one sbi ling in the £ should' be accepted. Mr. F. C. Krull was appointed trustee. A very stormy meeting of the creditors of C. H. Langstone, of the firm of Langstone and Guildford, was held this morning at the Supreme Court, Mr. J. Hughes in the chair. The chairman, who was also the trustee, said he wished to resign his office, but the meeting would not allow him to do so. The creditors generally expressed their indignation at the way they bad been treated by the bankrupt, and two or three of them examined him at some length. It transpired that a good bill for £40, bolonging to the bankrupt, was held by his solicitor as security for costs. Air. Carl Peters asked several questions with reference to furniture which the bankrupt had obtained from him, and sold to Mr. Bishop just before his bankruptcy, alleging, as Mr. Peters was told, that the goods had been paid for by a promissory note. Mr. Langstone said be could not recollect saying so. He bad not recovered payment from Mr. M'Alister for liquors he bad supplied him. He was an uncertificated bankrupt. On Mr. Peters asking Mr. Langstone if he had obtained furniture in the same way in Christchurcb, the bankrupt was very indignant and positively declined to answer, retorting tbat it was all very well for them to " bullyrag" him : if he chose he could bring things against some of them a good deal worse. Mr. Coburn then txanuned the bankrupt with a view to lowing that he had been led to part with goods by unfounded representation. Another Creditor : Why you -got your I clothes from me under talse pretences Debtor— I did not. The creditor— Oh, you brazen-face, you know you never intended to Day me. Mr. Stone— When I went for my ! account didn't you tell me your clerk was out with the key of the safe 1 The debtor— No. Another creditor — Why you told me the same when I went with my account. A creditor here put bis band on the bankrupt's shoulder, on which tha latter shouted, " If you put your band on we I'll knock you down." The creditor— " You knock me down; yon — — I could brain you like a bullock." Order

was at length restored, and the examination was resumed, the answers being given by the bankrupt in a very excited manner. Ultimately it was agreed to adjourn the meeting for a week, to give tho bankrupt an opportunity of making an offer of 10s in the £, which he said be thought he should bo able to pay.

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MEETINGS OF CREDITORS., Evening Post, Volume XVIII, Issue 52, 29 August 1879

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MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. Evening Post, Volume XVIII, Issue 52, 29 August 1879

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