A continuing contract is not affected by a discharge in bankruptcy as to amounts which fall due thereunder after bankruptcy proceedings are instituted unless there is some special provision therefor in the bankrupt statute.1 Future rents have been held not to be affected by a discharge in bankruptcy.2 Even under the United States act of 1898 it has been held that bankruptcy discharges a lease,3 even if under the state statute the landlord has a lien upon the tenant's property on the premises for rent to become due.4 Liability on a penal bond, conditioned on the payment to another for life, of certain rents and annuities has been held to be provable as a fixed liability against the estate of the bankrupt, as to installments in arrears, but not as to those to fall due thereafter.5