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WELLINGTON, June 7. In the Bankruptcy Court this morning the solicitor for a bankrupt said that he had been notified by counsel for certain creditors that criminal charges would be preferred against the bankrupt, and the Court would be asked to direct that bankrupt having been guilty of misdemeanor should be prosecuted and committed for trial. Be asked Uis Honor to say that bankrupt must be prosecuted in the Magistrate’s Court iu the usual way, Judge Richmond said that was his opinion. He objected to taking the place of a magistrate. Parties should follow the ordinary course of criminal law, and not come into that Court to invoke a summary prosecution. Ho could not decline jurisdiction, but if the creditors had a case against the bankrupt which could be prosecuted by indictment, it was very undesirable they should also attempt to prosecute summarily. Ho might have to try a man he had himself committed for trial.

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THE BANKRUPTCY ACT., Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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THE BANKRUPTCY ACT. Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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