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Minor cases 1871

The North-China Herald, 4 January 1871

LAW REPORTS.

U. S. CONSULAR COURT.

December 31st, 1870.

Before G. F. SEWARD, Esq., Consul-General.

 

U. S. v. J. MARQUEST.

   The prisoner was charged with having absconded from the police force and taking away with him his uniform and other articles.  The missing articles were found with him. He claimed that they had been put in his box or bag by his servant, without his knowledge. The Court considered the circumstances of the case against him, and sentenced him to six months imprisonment.

 

The Perth Gazette, 7 July 1871

LATEST TELEGRAMS.

   The report of Mr. Medhurst ... He further states that a mixed Court at Shanghai has proved utterly a failure.  Mr. Medhurst is gazetted Consul at Shanghai.

 

The North-China Herald, 14 July 1871

SUMMARY OF THE WEEK.

Two Chinese and one Japanese, part of the crew of the Hawaiian brig Nuuanu, which, after the murder of the mare and an attack on the captain, was burnt at sea, were brought up at the Mixed Court on Saturday, before Chen, an Assessor from the N.-German Consulate, and the Japanese Consul.  This was the first appearance of the latter official, who was assisted by a native Japanese interpreter and secretary, and who followed the procedure very carefully on behalf of his suspected national.  The examination elicited nothing fresh - the Chinese being more reticent than when examined at the N.-German Consulate; but of the active guilt of one, Ahfo, a native or Chinchew, there is strong suspicion.  The Japanese is not considered to be implicated further than by a guilty knowledge of the plot, before it was put in execution.  He was therefore delivered to his Consul, who engaged to produce him again if called upon.  The examination was adjourned for the evidence of a boy and woman who were saved.

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