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Colonial Cases

Minor Cases 1863

The North-China Herald, 21 November 1863

SUMMARY OF THE WEEK.

The Murder claims our next attention.  On the evening of Tuesday last, a man named White, called upon a former partner of his, named Webster, who was living at the "Express Hall," a boarding house in Hongque.  White demanded some money which he asserted was due to him, and a quarrel arose.  White, who was armed with a revolver, fired three times at Webster, and at the third shot succeeded in killing him.  An inquest was held at the American Consulate, on the following day, when a verdict of Wilful Murder was returned against White.  His trial comes off on Monday.

 

The North-China Herald, 12 December 1863

SUMMARY OF THE WEEK.

Two important decisions have been pronounced by H.B.M. Consul.  Damages to the amount of £1,500 have been adjudged to the Plaintiff in the case of ANDREWS v. BELLWOOD (Vide North-China herald 21st Nov.)  The sentence of the Vice-Consular Court In re CHESHIRE v. CAMPBELL has been reversed, and this reversal has, we believe, given almost universal satisfaction.  The charge against Campbell has been pronounced "Not Proven," and the fine, in consequence, remitted.

 

The North-China Herald, 12 December 1863

SUMMARY OF THE WEEK.

Our NAGASAKI advices report all quiet at that port.  Bulkely, whose murder of McKinnun in May last, created such a sensation in the settlement of Shanghai, has at length been captured.  He had managed to effect his escape from that place in the French brig Jeanne & Joseph, but on his arrival at Nagasaki he was recognised, and immediately arrested by the French authorities.  We understand that he is now on his way to Shanghai for trial.

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