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Pursuant to the Act and Rules, notices to the above effect have been received by the Board of Trade.

A.B. [Secretary, or as the case may be

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GENERAL RULES

As to Administration Orders under Section 122 of the

Bankruptcy Act, 1883.

It is ordered as follows :

1. A debtor desiring to obtain an administration order under section 122 of the Act shall file with the registrar of the Court a request in writing according to the form in the Appendix hereto.

When the debtor is illiterate and unable to fill up such request the registrar or his clerk shall fill up the same from the information given by such debtor.

2. When a debtor forthwith after a judgment has been obtained against him alleges that he is unable to pay the amount of the judgment forthwith and that his whole indebtedness amounts to a sum not exceeding 501., all proceedings upon such judgment shall be stayed for such time as the Court may direct to enable the debtor to file a request pursuant to the last preceding Rule. If the debtor does not file his request within the time directed, or such extended time as may be allowed by the Judge or Registrar, the plaintiff may, upon giving two days' notice in writing to the debtor and to the Registrar of the Court, apply to the Registrar for an order

payment, and thereupon the Registrar may make such order as if such allegation had not been made.

3. Upon a request being filed the Registrar shall as soon as may be send a notice according to the form in the Appendix hereto to all the creditors scheduled by the debtor of the day and hour when the debtor's application will be heard, such notice shall be sent by post ten clear days before the day appointed for hearing the application.

The Registrar shall also in like manner send notice to the debtor according to the form in the Appendix hereto.

4. Any ereitor to whom the notice of the application has been sent, and who desires to object to any debt scheduled by the door, mast sead Dótice thereof to the Registrar of the Court and to the debtor and the creditor whose claim is objected to fire ekar days before the day fixed for the hearing of the application, and therein he shall state the grounds of his objection. Such notice may be sent by post. The Court may, if it sees fit, proceed to hear the objection although such notice has not been given.

5. Upon the application coming on for hearing, the course of proceedings shall be as follows: (a, The debtor shall attend in person unless the judge

otherwise directs. 6, Any creditor whether he has received a notice of the

application or not may attend the hearing thereof

and prove his claim. (c) All claims set out in the Schedule shall be taken to

be proved unless objected to by a creditor. (d) All creditors whose claims are objected to either by

the debtor or any other creditor shall prove their claims in like manner as upon the hearing of an ordinary summons, provided that the judge may in his discretion direct the proof of any claim to be adjourned upon any terms that he may think fit, and may thereupon either adjourn the further consideration of the application or proceed to determine the same, in which latter case such claim, if and when proved, shall be added to the Schedule of creditors who have proved their debts.

No person shall be entitled to have any question in issue determined by a jury unless by order of the

judge. (e) The debtor shall answer all questions put and allowed

by the Court. (f) Any creditor who has proved, and by leave of the Court

any creditor the proof of whose claim has been adjourned, and with the like leave any other person on their behalf, shall be entitled to be heard and to adduce evidence

(g) In determining whether the debtor ehall pay his debts

in full or to any less extent the Court shall take into consideration the circumstances under which the indebtedness was incurred, and particularly whether the same or any part thereof was incurred by means of fraud, and whether the debtor has been guilty of idleness, improvidence, gambling, or

intemperance. 6. When an administration order is made a copy thereof shall be sent by post by the registrar to the debtor, but it shall not be necessary to prove the receipt thereof by the debtor before taking any proceedings upon such order.

Notice of the said order having been made shall be sent to each creditor; such notice shall be sent by post and shall be in accordance with the form in the Appendix hereto.

7. Any creditor entitled to object under sub-section 11 of section 122 of the Act must give notice in writing to the Registrar of his objection and of the grounds thereof, and the Registrar shall thereupon name a day when such objection may be heard. An application to allow such objection shall be heard by the Court ex parte in the first instance, and the Court may dismiss such application, or it may direct the same to be renewed upon notice being given to such persons and upon such terms as to security for costs and otherwise as the Court

may

think fit. 8. After an administration order has been made no creditor to whom notice of hearing of the application has been duly sent under Rule 3, shall be entitled to object to any debt scheduled, or to the manner in which payment is directed to be made by the order, unless he proves to the satisfaction of the Court that such notice did not reach him, and that he has not received reasonable notice of the proceedings in any other manner.

No creditor shall be entitled to make any such objection after the expiration of two calendar months from the date of the order.

9. Any creditor desirous to prove a debt under sub-sections 10 and 12 of section 122 of the Act shall send in his claim in writing to the Registrar, who shall thereupon send notice to W.B.

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