Saturday, June 4, 2011

An unsual scene was enacted in the office of Mr J. Lswson, Official Assignee in Bankruptcy, thia morning, when a meeting the creditors took place in the estate of Ah Chong market gardener, of Epsom, a banrupt. The following Chinese creditors were present : Mong Chee, Ah Kow, aod Ah Ong (gardenera of Epsom and Newmarket), Harry Wong (agent Wakefeld - Street), Ah Cbee market gardener, Mechanics Bay), Ah Kew Queen St merchant), and Pon Hing(secured creditor), of Mount M, gardener; The total debts unrated, were stated to be £250 16s lOd, the secured creditor's amount being £121 3s

A squabbling in a corner of the room revealed the fact that a couple of fowls were tied up there in a kit ready for the lighter accessary for the taking of a iie oath.

Mr E C Beale appeared for the debtor, Chong, Mr Cotter for Pon Hing, and Mr. Hesketh for Ah Chee. T. Quoi (Mas interpreter. It was proposed to examine Pon Hing, is secured creditor, on oath, and Mr Hesketh asked that he shouid he put on In the orthodox Chinese style by the biting off of a cock's head. Auckland Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 274, 18 November 1896, Page 5

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