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MRS MILLS'S BANKRUPTCY

There, was no quorum at the meeting of Rebecca Mills's creditors yesterday aft ernoon. but Mr Zachariah. the Official Assignee, inquired into some of the details of the bankruptcy. Mr R-. Stewart, representing tho petitioning creditor, questioned Mrs Mihs about "the payments* to her husband and certain creditors. She said that she ; "-- ceived £96 odd out of tho property and pai-rl it all to "her tiuslKPrt. trom wliom sw bad hovTowed money. Thr*. £96 was *u she had at thp time. Other creditors were pressing, and she hop<-d io them after gettinjr'to Dunedin. She was married to Mr Mills in July last. The thought of bankruptcy never entered her head when she paid her husbnnd. Alfred John Mills, the. husband, sam that he lent the bankrupt more than £7o._ She needed the money because some of tho boarders escaped. He earned £6 a. fortnight, and paid £?, for his board, and sometimes gave her the £4 as well. He knew when she paid him in full that there were other creditors. He had £SO when they left Kaitangat.a. He invested that in a, grocery stock, and it. had been seized in his absence by one of tho merchants. This matter was now in the hands of his solicitors. He was working in a store, and had the responsibility of six persons on his shoulders. He did not. get £96 from his wife. It was £7O. The rest was disbursed. He was paying for furniture and a piano on the hire-purchase system. Mr Duthie expressed the opinion that tho creditors ought to get back the £7O paid to the. husband. Mr Stewart suggested that the Assignee might be able to follow up_ tho assets which Mills said had been seized. The Official Assignee said it was clear that Mills had no right to -receive payment in preference to the other creditors. Inquiries would be made as to the alleged j seizure of the stock and any claim there ! might be for damages. Mr Stewart said it seemed to him that j there was something queer about Mills's. statement. Mr Zachariah said he would endeavor to collect further information, and when it -was ready he would call the creditors together. ______________

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MRS MILLS'S BANKRUPTCY, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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MRS MILLS'S BANKRUPTCY Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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