MRS MILLS'S BANKRUPTCY
A it reeling of erediior? in the estate of Belie: c-a Mills, of Dunedin, wife of Alfred Mil!-, merchant, was railed for this afternoon’ at, the Official Assignee's office. Mr G. Z ach-aria-h (Official Assignee) presided. Mr John Duthic was the only creditor pre.sent. Mr B, Stewart represented the. petit inning creditor. Tb o bankrupt's statement- showed that she had three proved creditors, all unseen] 'od—viz.. A. K-. Sto war t (Balclutha). £55 : A. E. Fanpihar (Stirling), £42 : and I)nthie Bros. (Dunedin), £2O; total. £97 . There were no assets.
51 rs Mills also supplied a, statement to this effect : Her bankruptcy was dun to loss os over a. boarding-house at Kaitauga.tl i and also to a loss on a sale of hor pro perty. When she started the boarding* hoi use two years ago she was a widow, with six children, and struggling to make ends mo of. -She was hampered for want of caj :iit-al, and most of the pvfisent accounts wi -re incurred in buying furniture, etc, 81 >e gave up the boarding-house four mon tbs ago. it having proved a failure ring to bad debts and an insufficient in -niber of boarders. Her house and sectii :>n. which she considered worth £2,50. Tv ere. sold in October for £lB5, The net ju nrmnt owing to her from i lie sale was £ .101 9s lid. and that sum was paid by Jeer order lo Air Mills, her husband, to •whom she then owed about, £7O, The £lOl 9s lid was mada up thus ; Purchase money, £lB5 ; loss mortgage, interest costs, rates, etc.. £sl 5s Id: less amounts refold to creditors. £52 7s, these two items making £B3 10s Id.
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MRS MILLS'S BANKRUPTCY, Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915