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Colonial Cases

Mixed Court 1893

Although our principal concentration is on the consular courts and on the British Supreme Court for China and Japan, we have included the following to show the richness of jurisdictional conflict evident in the Mixed Courts which sat in Shanghai.

 

North China Herald, 7 July, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 6th July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Ewens, U.S. Assessor.
  A native of Shaohsing, for stealing from a house in Foochow Road, was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment and cautioned to leave the Settlement.
  Two Shanghai men, for assault and stealing a watch from the person, were sentenced to one weeks' imprisonment each. The watch was recovered.
  A Hankow Road mafoo was fined $3 for furious driving in Nanking Road.
  Two Soochow boys were sentenced, one to 100 strokes on the hand and the other to one months' imprisonment, for stealing jewellery valued at $35 all of which was recovered.
  Two natives of Ningpo and a native of Paoshan got wo weeks' imprisonment for assaulting a man in Swatow Road.
  A native of Kading was ordered to be locked up for two weeks for assaulting a female in Canton Road.
  A native of Anhui was ordered 200 blows and to be deported to Wuhu for unlawful possession of clothing valued at $3, and for returning from deportation.
  A native of Shanghai was fined $1 for an assault in the Market in Nanking Road.
  A Soochow man, the proprietor of the Hupeh Road Theatre, was cautioned not to sell liquor without a licence.
  An unemployed Ningpo man, having assaulted another man, was ordered to pay the complainant 50 cents. He was also ordered to find security for his future good behaviour.

North China Herald, 14 July, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 7th July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  A Ningpo man was charged with keeping a disorderly house and ordered to find proper security for his future good behaviour.
  Two Cantonese firemen belonging to the Choysana were each fined $1 for beating the complainant.
  Three days' imprisonment and three days' suspension of licenses was the sentence on five jinricksha coolies for touting for hire and causing an obstruction to the free passage of the public.
   A Chekiang native, an old thief, was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment for stealing vegetables from a garden in Paosienjao. At the expiration of his sentence he is to be deported.
  A Cantonese got three weeks' imprisonment for an assault on two other at the Nanking Road Lithographic Works.
  And a Soochow man was ordered to be locked up for a month for stealing from houses in Yunnan Road. The property valued at $14 was recovered.
  A couple of Soochow men were each fined $2 for gambling in Hupeh Road.
  In the case of the fraudulent possession of pearls from a shop in Shanse Road, a Hoochow man got a months' imprisonment, the sentence being lenient, because the prisoner's friends paid $157 to the pawnshop for the recovery of the valuables all of which costing $530 were recovered. The detectives Dzai Foh and Ah Zai were complimented by the Court for their smartness in working up the case.
  Two thieves were sentenced to be deported for obtaining a jade jar valued at Tls. 200 by false pretences. The detective Ah Lo was also complimented by the Court for his skill in bringing the culprit to justice.
  A Chinkiang man was ordered to be deported after receiving 100 blows for returning from deportation;
  And two mafoos were fined, one $3 for being asleep and the other $1 for touting for hire.
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8th July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Dr. Franke, German Assessor.
  A native was fined $1 for touting for hire in the Foochow Road,
  And a Ningpo man was sentenced to one weeks' imprisonment for stealing a brass water pipe from a shop in the French Concession.
  Four weeks' imprisonment was the sentence on a Pootung man for stealing a watch from a house in Kiukiang Road,
  While a Kading man who had received the stolen article was dismissed with a caution.
  Two natives for being in unlawful possession of a silver watch and chain were ordered to be deported.
  A Hunan priest was ordered to find security or be deported.  He was charged with stealing a skin coat valued at $12.  The article was recovered.
  A Huchow man was discharged at the request of his relative. He had been arrested by the Police while leaving a silk hong in Ningpo Road, with a bundle of hanks of silk in his possession, His relative who was the owner of the silk said the man was weak-minded, and agreed to send him to his home.
  For touting for hire with jinrickshas, three coolies were sentenced to three days' imprisonment.
  Two Ningpo men were ordered to be cangued for one w eek for gambling with dice,
  And for permitting gambling in their shops, two Ningpo shopkeepers were each fined $5.
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10th July.
Before His Honour Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and J. Scott, Esq., British Assessor.
  For fighting and creating a disturbance in a sampan in Hongkew Creek, a Kiukiang fireman and a Ningpo man were each sentenced to two days' imprisonment.
  A Ningpo boatman was ordered to pay two months' license, for plying for hirer without one.
  A fine of $1 was imposed on a Shanghai apprentice for creating a disturbance and assaulting the Police while in the execution of their duty.
  An unemployed Kiangpeh native, who was charged with stealing a silk shirt, was ordered to be sent to the Paoshan district.
  Two weeks' imprisonment was the  sentence on a Pootung man who stole a sheave block from some place on the Bubbling Well Road.
  For stealing some cotton clothing, a Nanking man got 100 blows,
  And for causing an obstruction with their jinrickshas, two coolies were ordered to be locked up for three days.
  A Tsungming islander was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment for stealing a silk umbrella from a shop on Fukien Road.
  A well-known thief, a native of Soochow,  was ordered 200 blows and to be deported for stealing a silk jacket, his offence being aggravated by returning from deportation.
  Twenty mafoos were before the Court, three of them for furious driving, and the others for touting for hire and causing an obstruction. The first lot were fined $5 each, and the others $1 each.
  A Nanking man who had returned from deportation was sentenced to 50 blows and to be again deported.
  Two Shaohsing men, concerned in the robbery of a purse, were ordered to be locked up for three days.
  Two hundred blows and deportation was the sentence on a  Soochow man who was in unlawful possession of some clothing.
  Two natives, one of them a jinricksha coolie, were charged with assaulting the police. The coolie was ordered to be locked up for three days; the other man was cautioned.
  A Nanziang man was remanded on a charge of uttering counterfeit coins.
  A Kiukiang man who had fleeced a Ningpo doctor of $414 by a gambling trick was remanded.
   A Honan Road Mafoo was fined $5 for driving too fast on the road.
  A drunken Shaohsing man who had committed an assault on a native policeman was sent to gaol for one day.
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11th July.
Before His Honour Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and W. S. Ewens, Esq., U.S. Assessor.
  For assaulting a woman in Nanking Road Market, a hawker was fined $1.
  A Soochow native, well known to the Police, was charged with obstructing the Police while conveying some people they had arrested to the Station; he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, and to be deported.
  For touting for hire three mafoos were fined $1 each.
  A native was ordered to find security for his future good behaviour for assault and attempted extortion.
  A mafoo for being asleep whilst in charge of his pony was fined $3.
  Two jinricksha coolies were cautioned to be more careful in future. It appeared that one coolie had fits and collided with another coolie; he then fell down and a third coolie ran over him with his jinricksha.
  Three Shaoshing men and a Pootung native were ordered to be imprisoned for one day for fighting.
  Two others were ordered to be locked up for two days and fined 50 cents for a similar offence.
   A Ningpo native who stole a clock at the fire yesterday morning was ordered to be cangued for a week. The clock was recovered.
  For causing an obstruction with jinrickshas in Broadway and fighting with each other, two coolies were sentenced to two days' imprisonment each.
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12th July.
Before His Honour Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and J. Scott, Esq., British Assessor.
  A married Cantonese woman was accused of cruelly ill-treating a female child aged 10, at various times. She was ordered to be imprisoned at the Mixed Court for three months, and the child was sent to the Sinza Refuge. The child presented a miserable appearance in Court. She was covered with cuts and scratches, the end of her nose was gone, and her ears were festered, while she appeared to be almost an imbecile.
  For cutting and wounding a man in a tea-shop, a Chinkiang barber was ordered to be dealt with by the district magistrate.
  A convict was remanded on a charge of attempting to gouge out the eyes of another convict at the Hongkew Station.
  A well-known Soochow thief was sentenced to four months; imprisonment and 100 blows for stealing from seven houses in the Settlement.  The Police recovered all the property.
  A Pootung man who stole some hatchets and hammers from the new Customs building was sentenced to four weeks' imprisonment.
  A Soochow man who committed an assault on another native in Honan Road was ordered to receive a similar sentence.
  A Changchow man was fined $2 for an assault;
  And a mafoo was ordered to pay $1 for touting for hire in Honan Road.
  The owner of a pony which his mafoo had worked while in an unfit condition, was ordered to pay for its keep and medical attendance at the Horse Bazaar till it got well.
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13th July.
Before His Honour Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and W. W. Emens, Esq., U.S. Assessor.
  For stealing a cotton shirt, a native of Ningpo was sentenced to five days' imprisonment at the Mixed Court;
  And for stealing a quantity of old iron two Ningpo men were ordered to be locked up for one week at the Mixed Court, while a third man was ordered a hundred blows and to be deported.
  Another Ningpo man who was also charged with theft was ordered to find security for his good behaviour or be imprisoned for a week.
  A Kueichow native was ordered to leave Shanghai having been charged with stealing clothing.
  Two mafoos for furious driving early in the morning were each fined $5, while for ill-treating a pony and carrying two more passengers in his carriage than the regulation number, a mafoo was fined $1.
  A mafoo who was found asleep while in charge of a trap, was fined $1.

North China Herald, 21 July, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 14th July.
Before His Honour Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and J. scotty, Esq., British Assessor.
  A native of Ningpo was sent to prison for five days for stealing Ilford photographic plate from his employer.
  Two assistant cooks at the Shanghai Club were ordered one hundred blows each on the hand for stealing from their fellow servants.
  For assaulting a barber's assistant, a Ningpo native was ordered to find security.
  A Chinaman was before the Court charged with stealing the gold watch of the late Captain Place who came to his death at the burning of the Paoching in 1890. He was remanded.
  Two mafoos were each fined $5 for furiously driving their ponies in the Bubbling Well Road.
  Three Ningpo men who were found on foreign premises on the Bubbling Well Road, supposed for an unlawful purpose, were fined 50 cents each.
  Another Ningpo man who stole a cotton sheet was sentenced to three days' imprisonment;
  While a Kiangsi man was ordered to be locked up for two weeks for stealing clothing.
  A convict who was remanded on a charge of attempting to gouge out the eyes of another convict received his sentence, namely 600 blows, which he took without a groan. He was also sentenced to nine months' extra imprisonment.
  Another prisoner concerned in a similar case got 300 blows.
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15th July.
Before His Honour Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Dr. Franke, Esq., German Assessor.
  A Pootung man was sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment for stealing some opium pipes from a shop in Chekiang Road;
  While a Shanghai man for a similar offence was sent to prison for a week.
  A Kahsing native was ordered to be deported for having been found on enclosed premises with the intention of committing a felony.
  Two Foochow mafoos were fined $4 and $5 respectively for furious driving in Nanking Road;
  While a native of Ningpo who had returned from deportation was ordered to receive a hundred blows on the hands and to be again deported.
  For stealing a coition jacket, a Ningpo man was ordered fifty blows.
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17th July.
Before His Honour Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
 For creating a disturbance and intimidating workmen employed in Boone Road, a Shanghai woman, a widow, was ordered to find security.
  A fine of $1 was imposed on a Ningpo tailor for assaulting and beating the complainant.
  For stealing a gold finger ring, an unemployed Shanghai native was sent to prison for four weeks.
  A hawker, a Pootung man, was remanded on a charge of throwing a bucket of hot water over another man in the new market.
  A barber from Quinsan was sent to prison for two weeks for assaulting two men in a shop in Seward Road.
  A Tsungming islander got a week's cangue and was ordered to be deported, for gambling with dice; a similar sentence being imposed on a Cantonese for a similar offence.
  For causing an obstruction with his jinricksha, a Kiangpeh man was sent to prison for three days, and his license was suspended for a like term
  Six Cantonese, on remand, charged with fighting with dangerous and offensive weapons, were each fined $10 and ordered to find security.
  A jinricksha coolie employed by a visitor to the Cathay Club at the top of Nanking Road, was charged with being improperly dressed and with assaulting the Police. He was defended by Mr. H. P. Wilkinson. It appears from the story of a native policeman that the coolie, having deposited his master at the Cathay Club on Sunday night, proceeded to divest himself of most of his clothing, and when the constable spoke to him, refused to dress himself, and on the constable attempting to take him to the station, the other coolies interfered and the P.C. was dragged into the Club. Another constable went to his assistance and took the coolie to the station. The coolie and his friends averred that the man was inside the building and that the policeman wanted to drag him out. Under such a conflict of evidence the Magistrate dismissed the case.
  A Foochow Road mafoo, who was arrested for furious driving on the Bund, was fined $3 and sent to gaol for a week.
  A Shanghai native was sent to prison for a week for stealing jinricksha aprons from the Bubbling Well Road.
  Two Kiangpeh coolies were fined $2.50 for plying for hire without a licence;
  And a native of Nanziang was sent to prison for a month for uttering counterfeit coins.
  A Yuhyoh native who was concerned in six cases of larceny was ordered to receive a hundred blows and to go to prison for six months. All the stolen property was recovered.
  A Shanghai native who was charged with stealing clothing, was ordered to be handed over to his parents.
  Three mafoos who touted for hire were fined $1 each;
  And another mafoo who was caught asleep when in charge of a pony was fined $2.
  Three men had a fight and were fined $2 each.
  A native of Ningpo was sentenced to ten days' imprisonment for stealing a flat iron from a house in Pakhoi Road,
  And a Shaohsing man got a hundred blows and was ordered to be deported for stealing from the person and for returning from deportation.
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18th July.
Before His Honour Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and W. S. Emens, Esq., U.S. Assessor.
  For stealing a quantity of old iron from the Associated Wharves, two natives were sentenced to receive 50 blows each.
  Three days' imprisonment was the sentence on a jinriksha coolie for obstruction of the free passage of the public.
  An unemployed Ningpo man got six weeks' imprisonment for several cases of theft. He was ordered to be afterwards deported.
  Two Honan Road mafoos were each sent to prison for one day for touting for hire and annoying foot passengers;
  And for working an unbroken pony, and causing an obstruction, on the Bubbling Well Road, a mafoo was fined $2.
  A third mafoo was fined $2 for being asleep while in charge of a pony and carriage.
  A Soochow man was ordered to find security for having committed an assault;
  And a native of Sungkiang was ordered to be imprisoned for a month and then to be deported for stealing clothing from a lodging house. All the articles stolen were recovered.
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19th July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  A Pootung man, for stealing a cotton jacket, was sent to prison for three days;
  And five days' imprisonment was the sentence on a Ningpo man for stealing wine pots.
  A Chinkiang man was ordered a hundred blows and to be deported for stealing clothing and returning from deportation.
  Five gamblers, one of them a woman, were before the Court, and sentenced to one weeks' imprisonment or a fine of $2 each.
  A Chinkiang man who stole a brass kettle was sent to prison for one week;
  And a Kiangpeh woman was cautioned for making a disturbance.
  A Pootung man was ordered to be locked up for a week for being in possession of a quantity of clothing.
  A mafoo was fined $1 for touting for hire, and a jinricksha coolie was fined a similar amount for obstruction.
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29th July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
  A case was before the Court in which two Ningpo men were charged with stealing a sampan. The parties had apparently been gambling. The sampan was ordered to be returned and all concerned were cautioned.
  Three thieves were charged with stealing clothing. Two of them got fifty blows each, and the third man a hundred.
  A Pootung man was ordered to be detained at the Mixed Court for a month for stealing;
  And a Kiangpeh man received 100 blows and was  sentenced to deportation for being concerned with three others already convicted of stealing old iron from the Associated Wharves.
  A similar sentence was passed on another Kiangpeh man who stole a key and assisted an escaped prisoner to remove his handcuffs.
  For causing an obstruction a Changchow jinricksha coolie was ordererd to be locked up for three days;
  While a Paoshan native who had a fight with another man got one days' imprisonment and the other man was dismissed.
  Six Ningpo men, two of them well known loafers, were charged with assaulting a woman in Fukien Road, and with extortion. One of the delinquents was ordered a months' imprisonment, a second two weeks' while the others were cautioned.
 For furious driving in Thibet Road a mafoo was fined $5, and another of the same cloth was cautioned for creating a disturbance.
  Fifty blows were awarded a native for being found on enclosed premises on Bubbling Well Road.
  Two Honan mafoos had their ponies sent to the Horse Bazaar as the animals were suffering from galled shoulders.
  Three Kiangpeh natives were each ordered to receive 100 blows, for stealing from six houses;
  And two second-hand dealers were ordered to find security for receiving stolen property. A third dealer, a woman, was fined $3 for a similar offence.

North China Herald, 28 July, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 21st July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  Three weeks' imprisonment was the sentence on a Kiangpeh coolie for assault;
  While one of his compatriots was ordered to pay $2 for taking away another man's hand-cart license.
  An Anhui man who had amused himself by stripping the brass work off jinrickshas was ordered to receive 200 blows and then be deported;
  While a baker's mafoo for furious driving was fined $5.
  The diver who stole the watch and chain valued at $400 from the body of the late Capt. Place after the burning of the Paoching was sentenced to 100 blows and four months' imprisonment. The articles were recovered.  The detective Det. Dzao-foo, who recovered the watch was complimented by the Court for the zeal and ability he had shown.
  Five men who had forcibly abducted a girl from Chekiang Road were sentenced, the first to pay $30, the second, $20, and the others $10, $5 and $4 respectively.
  A Ningpo man was ordered to be deported for being drunk and assaulting a man in Wuhu Road, and for a similar offence on two native policemen while in the execution of their duty;
 A Kiangpeh man who had returned from two sentences of deportation was ordered to receive 200 blows and to be again deported.
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22nd July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Dr. Franke, German Assessor.
  Two loafers who had personated likin runners with intent to extort money and had been arrested on a warrant, were sent to the Shanghai Magistrate to be dealt with.
  A jinricksha coolie, for being in unlawful possession of a gold watch, was sentenced to receive 100 blows.  A pawn shop keeper and a lodging house keeper were each fined $6 for having received the watch.
  A Chinkiang man, well known to the Police as a thief, who had returned from deportation, was ordered 100 blows and to be again deported.
  Foer being asleep while in charge of a pony, a mafoo was fined $3.
  Two Huchow men, who stole the sum of $171 from their employers at Huchow, were ordered to be sent back to their homes to be there dealt with. The money was recovered.
  A Soochow priest was charged with stealing a jacket valued at $2. The jacket was recovered and the delinquent was ordered to be deported.
   A Ningpo man stole an opium pipe and an umbrella. He was sent to prison for one week.
  A Kiangpeh man accused of cutting and wounding the complainant was ordered to be sent to the city magistrate for settlement.
  For stealing planks, a Hupeh man was sentenced to one week's imprisonment.
  A Shanghai tailor for being an associate of gamblers, was sentenced to four weeks' imprisonment to count from the time he was locked up two weeks ago.
  A Cantonese woman was charged with creating a disturbance and assaulting a rent collector. She was cautioned and the tenant of the house was fined $1.
  A Paoshan man who stole a goat, was sentenced to one week's imprisonment;
  And a week's cangue was the sentence imposed on a Shanghai man for gambling with dice.
  A Cantonese man who stole some umbrellas from a Japanese shop, was sent to prison for one month.
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23rd July
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  A Shanghai woman who was referred to in these columns yesterday as having screened a thief by stating that she had given him three pairs of trousers which he had stolen, was released by the Court for the sake of her three children. The thief who was recaptured got two weeks' imprisonment.
  Two unemployed Ningpo men were charged with stealing bedding from the Saikio Maru. One of them was sent to prison for one week and the other for two weeks.
  A Pootung man who stole a piece of cotton cloth was ordered to be locked up for none week.
  A farmer who had fraudulently obtained food and wine was ordered to pay $2.07 their value.
  An unemployed Cantonese who had in his possession certain things supposed to be stolen was ordered to find security or be deported.
  Six months' imprisonment was the sentence on a Pootung man who had attempted to break into a house at 2 a.m. on the 23rd, and for being found upon enclosed premises, presumably for an unlawful purpose, a Ningpo man was sent to prison for three weeks.
  A Swatow man for stealing from the French Concession was ordered to be locked up for two weeks, and then to be deported.
  A priest from Paoshan who had stolen a pair of trousers was ordered to be sent home for punishment.
  Three mafoos were charged with furious driving between the hours of 1 and 3 a.m. Two of them were fined %$5 each, and the third $3.
  A native of Woosieh, charged with endeavouring to obtain $80 on a forged order on a native bank, was remanded.
  Two natives of Soochow were charged with gambling in a brothel. One of the parties is a noted character and an account of his doings having appeared in the papers, the Provincial Judge at Soochow saw it, and wants him. He is to be sent to Soochow.
  Two Soochow men and a native of Shanghai were charged with fraudulently obtaining $19, by means of a forged order. They were required to find security.
  A native of Shanghai was cautioned for working a donkey whilst suffering from open sores;
  And another Shanghai man got three weeks' imprisonment for burglariously breaking into a house in Sinza and stealing clothing.
  A similar sentence was passed on a Soochow man for stealing from a shop in Hankow Road.
  For returning from deportation, a Ningpo man got a hundred blows and was again ordered to be deported.
  One week's imprisonment was the sentence on a Kiangpeh man for stealing a jacket from an opium shop in Foochow Road.
  For touting for hire two mafoos were each fined $2; a third man from Paoshan was cautioned;
  A Tsungming Islander was ordered to be locked up for one week and a similar term of cangue was meted out to a Shanghai man for a similar offence.
  For being asleep while in charge of a pony and carriage a mafoo was fined $2, and for reckless driving another mafoo was fined $5.
  For maliciously preferring a false charge against native detectives, a Shanghai man was sent to prison for two weeks.
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25th July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
  For gambling with dice in North Honan Road, a Shaoshing man was ordered to be locked up for one week in default of finding security.
  In a case of assault and beating, two Kiangpeh men were remanded.
  Seven natives were remanded on a charge of gambling.
  An unemployed Chinkiang man was charged with stealing a brass water pipe. He was remanded till Thursday.
  A mafoo for furious driving on the Bund, was fined $3.
  Two Kading men were sentenced to 100 blows each for stealing clothing.
  Two days' imprisonment was the sentence on a Chinkiang man for assault.
  A mafoo was charged with carelessly driving a brougham and knocking down an old man in Kweichow Road. He was remanded.
  For stealing a fan, a Cantonese got two weeks' imprisonment;
  And a native of Soochow was ordered 100 blows, and to be deported for being in unlawful possession of a clock.
  A punkah coolie who appropriated some clothing valued at $14, the property of his employer living on the Yangtszepoo Road, was caught by a policeman with the bundle, and sentenced to one months' imprisonment.
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Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  For stealing an opium pipe, a Ningpo man was sentenced to five days' imprisonment;
  And for assaulting and beating a native policeman, a Wusieh man was ordered to be locked up for one week.
  A Paoshan man got a month's imprisonment for stealing $18 from a lodging house in Wuhu Road. The money was recovered.
  For causing an obstruction and assaulting a policeman while in the execution of his duty, a Tientsin man was fined $2.
  A mafoo was fined $2 for leaving his pony unattended in Hopeh Road.
  Two Changchow women were charged with cruelly ill-treating and assaulting a girl aged 17, in a house in Yunnan Road. One of them was sentenced to one month's imprisonment and the other to repay the cost of the girl's keep and other expenses. When the girl is well enough, she is to be sent to her mother at Chinkiang.
  A Ningpo man was ordered a hundred blows, one month's imprisonment and to be deported for committing a burglary in Lloyd Road. He was also charged with stealing clothing valued at $5.
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27th July
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
  For stealing some silk clothing from a fireman on board the Peiyang, an unemployed Cantonese was sentenced to two week' imprisonment at the Mixed Court.
  A Pootung man who stole some turf being laid at the Land Investment Co. was cautioned and ordered to return the turf from whence he took it.
  Two weeks' imprisonment was the d sentence on a Tsungming Islander for gambling.
  A Soochow man was up on a charge of stealing Chinese clothing and other things, and also clothing and other things from a foreign houseboat. He was remanded for the recovery of the articles.
  In a remanded case, seven gamblers received sentence. Two were ordered to be imprisoned for a month, including two weeks' cangue; one, one month and two weeks' cangue; one two months' cangue, one three weeks' imprisonment and to find securities; one four weeks' imprisonment; and one three weeks' imprisonment, all at the Mixed Court.
  A Shaoshing man, a well-known thief, for a hundred blows for stealing from the person. He is to be deported.
  Two Smith's Market loafers were ordered to be cangued for a month for fighting and creating a disturbance;
  And a Kiangpeh man was sentenced to one week's imprisonment for stealing a cotton jacket from a house in Nanking Road;
  While a mafoo, for leaving his pony unattended, was fined $2.
  Two Soochow women for soliciting prostitution were ordered to be imprisoned for one month at the Mixed Court.

North China Herald, 4 August, 1893
FRENCH MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 3rd August.
SHANGHAI MARINE ENGINEERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE SOCIETY v. WONG SOONG-KEE and CHEN KEN-WAH.
  In this case Mr. Harold Browett appeared for the plaintiffs and explained that on 9th January, 1884, John Bailey, otherwise William Leeming Tyndall, executed a deed of mortgage of certain lots situated in the Rue Hue, French Concession, to Messrs. James Simpson and Colin Buchanan, as trustees of the Insurance Society. Bailey as a matter of fact was acting for the real owner of the property Wong Soong-kee.  The mortgage was for Tls. 3,000, and Wong Soong-kee had since paid Tls. 2,355 on account of interest, and about Tls. 800 was now due in respect of interest, besides the principal.
  By a memorandum of agreement dated 23rd June last Chen Ken-wah agreed with Wong Soong-kee to purchase these lots, together with two other lots, for a sum of Tls. 7,000, the purchase to be completed by the 31st of last month. Chen Ken-wah, however, failed to carry out his agreement. It was out of this sum of Tls. 7,000 that Wong Soong-kee had promised to pay off the mortgage. Mr. Browett now applied that Chen Ken-wah be ordered to complete his agreement, or in the alternative that Wong Soong-kee be ordered to pay off the mortgage, principal, interest and costs.
  At this stage the case was adjourned for the purpose of the various documents being translated into Chinese.

North China Herald, 4 August, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 28th July
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  Two hundred blows and deportation was the sentence on a Kiangpeh man for the theft of various articles valued at $30 from a house in Shantung Road.
  Mr. Snethlage charged a Shanghai man with stealing turf. The prisoner was ordered to find security and pay a fine of $1.
  A Shanghai chairmaker was accused of assaulting another man. His master was ordered to give security for him and pay compensation to the complainant.
  Three men who committed an assault on another man in Seward Road were before the Court. One was remanded in custody for two weeks, and the other two were ordered to find security.
  Ten gamblers, one of them a woman, were before the Court. The woman was dismissed and the others were remanded till Monday, one of them being let out on bail.
  Two other gamblers were fined $5 each.
  An old thief was ordered to be sent to the magistrate at Pootung in whose district he had stolen some clothing.
  A native of Shaoshing stole a coat valued at $2.70 and was sent to prison for three weeks;
  A similar sentence being passed on a Foochow man for stealing a purse containing $3.36 from the person.
  Two shopmen from the city, who quarrelled and had a fight in Pekin Road, were each fined half-a-dollar;
  And a mafoo for obstructing the free passage in Shantung Road was fined $2.
  A Changchow man who was concerned with two women in the ill-treatment of a girl, was sent to gaol for one month.
  A Shaoshing man who attempted to obtain $5 by threats, was ordered to be locked up for two weeks and then to find security.
  Another mafoo for obstructing was fined $1.
  Four well-known loafers were charged with being a source of danger to the peace and good order of the Settlement. One of them was ordered 300 blows and the others 200 each. They are to be cangued and then deported.
  The bamboo to the number of 200 blows was part of the sentence for two Anhui men for various cases of larceny in which they had been engaged. They were also sentenced to six months' imprisonment and to be deported. The stolen property was recovered.
  A boy who had commenced at a tender age to steal, was given 50 blows on the hand. The young delinquent had stolen a dollar from his employer in the city.
  For stealing water melons from a boat on the Soochow Creek a Shaoshing man was ordered to find security.
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29th July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and DR. Franke, German Assessor.
  Six charges of theft having been proved against a Shanghai man, he got 100 blows and six months' imprisonment.
  An old thief, a native of Woosieh, who stole some water pipes from the Kiangyii got a months' imprisonment and 100 blows;
  And a native of Soochow was ordered two months' imprisonment and to be deported for being concerned in several cases of larceny.
  A mafoo was fined $5 and sent to prison for a week for furious driving on the Bubbling Well Road;
  And a Pekingese was fined $1 for assaulting a policeman.
  Two men were charged with extorting $3 from a countryman in a lodging house. One of them got three weeks' and the other four weeks' imprisonment.
  For assaulting and obstructing a native policeman while in the execution of his duty a Shanghai man was ordered to be locked up for one week.
  Three Yangchow men, jinricksha coolies, were charged with an assault in Amoy Road. One of them was sent to prison for a week, another was ordered to find security and the third was dismissed.
  For touting for hire, in Foochow Road, a mafoo was fined $4.
  For attempting to extort $2 from another man, a native of Soochow was sent to prison for two weeks and ordered to find security.
  A Ningpo man got three weeks' confinement for stealing three pieces of silk from a house in Foochow Road.
  A native of Shanghai who thought he could drive a pony, was fined $4 on a charge of reckless driving and damaging a Municipal tree on the Bubbling Well Road.
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31st July.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  A native of Soochow, a ferry boat agent, was charged with posting an indecent and obscene placard on a wall for the purpose of annoying a woman who was his competitor in the ferry boat business, his object being to drive her away, the result being that the woman now plies her calling unmolested as he has gone into forced seclusion for three weeks and is ordered to find security for his future conduct.
  In an assault case a barber from Chinkiang was remanded.
  A hundred blows on the hand and one month's imprisonment was the sentence on a youth who stole some clothing.
  For taking snuff, to the value of 60 cents, without the owner's permission, an unemployed Cantonese man was ordered to be locked up for one week;
  While another Cantonese similarly situated was fined $2 or two weeks' imprisonment for stealing a water pipe.
  A Pootung hawker, who had been locked up on a remanded charge of assault since the 16th instant, was sentenced to three days' further imprisonment.
  One of the gamblers arrested on Thursday in Li Hongkew, and remanded till today, was sentenced to two months' imprisonment and to be deported.
  Six more gamblers were begore the Court. They had been captured by the Police in Li Hongkew on Saturday night. All the outfit of the gamblers was seized by the police.  Two of them were ordered to find security, one was fined $5, and the others got a months' imprisonment.
  Two gamblers were charged with violently assaulting and injuring a Sikh policeman and a Chinese policeman.  One of them, a second-hand dealer, was fined $20 or three weeks' imprisonment. The other man, SHU KUI-PAU by name, a well-known scoundrel and bully, was ordered to be locked up during the Magistrate's pleasure, so he is safe for a time. This man has a very evil reputation, and has been sentenced to various terms of imprisonment before, and he was for four years a convict at the Central Police Station. In the Court this morning, he was so impudent to Mr. Tsai, that he was given a hundred blows on the mouth with a shoe sole.
  A watchman for the gamblers was sentenced to be locked up for three weeks.
  A native of Kiangse got five days' imprisonment for stealing a teapot from Cemetery Road.
  A Kiangpeh man who stole some oil can covers from Foochow Road was ordered ten days' retirement, three weeks being the sentence on a Ningpo man for stealing a pair of pincers.
  A native of Anhui was sent to prison for two months, and ordered to receive 100 blows, and then be deported for a number of cases of larceny.
  Two mafoos were each fined $2 for touting for hire; a similar sentence being imposed on another mafoo for cruelty to his pony.
  A jinricksha coolie was ordered to pay an old man 50 cents for knocking him down with his jinricksha.
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1st August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate.
  For obstructing the Police at the scene of the fire on Monday morning, two natives were ordered to find security;
  And for stealing a silk shirt and other things, an unemployed Cantonese youth was ordered a hundred blows on the hand and to be deported.
  In a remanded case of theft of things from a houseboat, a Soochow man got one hundred blows.
  A Pootung man who stole water pipes from a house in North Honan Road, was ordered to be locked up for a week;
  And a Kiangpeh coolie got a month for stealing a jinricksha.
  A Ningpo man who created a disturbance and damaged property in a tea shop in Lloyd Road was ordered to pay $1 for the damage done, and to find security.
  Another Ningpo man, a well-known thief, who had returned from deportation was ordered to be again sent away, after receiving one hundred blows.
  A Woosieh woman for soliciting prostitution was ordered to find security.
  Two Kiangpeh men were had up for fighting and creating a disturbance; one was sentenced to two days' imprisonment and the other was cautioned.
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2nd August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  One week's imprisonment was the sentence on an unemployed Soochow man for burglariously breaking into and entering a dwelling house. He is also to be deported.
  A Pootung man was charged with attempting to cut an electric wire.  The witness was an old woman who bore the man a grudge, so the case was dismissed and the witness ordered to find security.
  A Chinkiang man, who assaulted a barrow coolie, was fined $3, a third of this going to the coolie as compensation.
  A native of Ningpo, employed as boy on board the Pekin, was charged with tampering with letters entrusted to him by his master to post. He was ordered to find security.
  Another Ningpo man, against whom there were two charges of petty larceny, was sent to gaol for two weeks;
  And a Cantonese charged with stealing a pair of pants was ordered to find security.
  A native of Soochow, for stealing jewellery valued at $1,200 from 102, Foochow Road, on the night of the 4th of March last, was sentenced to 200 blows and six months' imprisonment. The whole of the jewellery was recovered, and the Detectives Dzai Foo and Ah Loh who worked up the case, each received $50 reward from the owner of the valuables.
  A native of Ningpo, for stealing a quantity of platinum from the Kiangsu Acid Works, valued at $1,400, the whole of which was recovered, was sentenced to one years' imprisonment and 200 blows.
  Four Ningpo men, for receiving the above platinum, were ordered to find security.
  A mafoo, for careless driving and knocking down a foot-passenger in Hoopeh Road, was ordered to pay $5 compensation.
  A Soochow man, for stealing property valued at $90 from No. 8, Swatow Road, was handed over to the Magistrate to be dealt with. All the property was recovered.
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3rd August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
  Fir stealing a piece of iron from the China Merchants Wharves, a Kiangpeh man was sentenced to five days' imprisonment at the Mixed Court.
  Two u employed men were ordered to be sent to the City Magistrate for obtaining various sums of money by false pretences.
  A Hupeh man was charged with creating a disturbance in a house and damaging property. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $1, and 90 cents for the damage done, or go to prison for ten days.
  A native of Pootung, for stealing several articles of clothing from a house in the city, was sentenced to receive 100 blows and was cautioned to keep out of the Settlement. The stolen property was recovered.
  A Changchow man and a Nanking man were charged with being in the unlawful possession of property to the value of $1260. The first was sentenced to three months' imprisonment and 100 blows and the second was dismissed.

North China Herald, 11 August, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 4th August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and M. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  For obstructing the free passage of the public, a jinricksha coolie was sentenced to three days' imprisonment;
  And a Shantung man was sent to the City Magistrate for cutting and wounding a man with a knife.
  Three Shanghai men were charged with making a false report that they had been attacked and robbed by an armed band at Li Hongkew. They were also charged with assaulting and obstructing a girl and causing a disturbance. One of them was dismissed, one was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, including one weeks' cangue,  and the third man got six weeks in which is included two weeks' cangue.
  A loiterer got three months' imprisonment, and two cooks were ordered to pay another man $2 in compensation for having assaulted and wounded him.
  A native of Nanking, for obtaining $100 by means of false pretences from a bank shop in Shantung Road, was ordered to be locked up until the money be refunded.
  A well-known thief, a native of Soochow,  for stealing silk clothing of the value of $100 from Huchow, was sent to the Huchow magistrate, and deported from Shanghai.
  A Soochow disorderly house keeper in Canton Road, for beating and ill-treating one of the girls in her house, was sent to gaol for 3 months.
  A mafoo for touting for hire in Soochow Road was fined $2.
  A native of Pootung for stealing a fan during a drunken freak was fined 50 cents.
  A mafoo for furiously driving a pony and licensed carriage on Bubbling Well Road was fined $10.
  A native of Hunan, for stealing an opium pipe from a house in Chekiang Road, was sentenced to be deported.
  Five natives of Soochow were charged, on remand, with gambling in a house in Kwangse Road on 26th April. The first and second were deported, the third fined $150, the fourth $75, and the fifth $50.
 A woman for unlawfully allowing the above men to gamble in her house, was fined $100. The fines were distributed as follows: $100 was ordered to be given to Shantung Road Hospital, $50 to St. Luke's Hospital, and $49.60 to the detectives and the balance left at the Magistrate's disposal.
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5th August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Dr. Franke, German Assessor.
  For returning from deportation, a Ningpo man was sentenced to 100 blows and to be deported again.
  For wilfully overturning the jinricksha of a rival and overthrowing the occupant, a child, into the street, a Kiangpeh man was sentenced to five days' imprisonment.
  For stealing a table valued t $1, a Pootung man was ordered to be locked up for one week.
  A Soochow man was charged on remand with extortion in March last, in company with others already convicted. He was fined $50 and ordered to give security, and then to be sent to the Paosham magistrate for further punishment.
  A native of Tsungming, for stealing a fan from a house in Pakhoi Road, was sentenced to one weeks' imprisonment.
  Two Ningpo men were charged with fighting and creating a disturbance in the Nanking Road market. One was sent to prison for one day and the other for two.
  A mafoo for cruelly beating a pony in Nanking Road was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, the cruelty consisting of beating the animal with the butt end of a whip.
  A native of Soochow, a well-known thief, for stealing a brass water-pipe from a house in Yunan Road and for returning from deportation, was sentenced to 100 blows and to be again deported.
  Another Soochow man, also a well-known thief, for returning from deportation, was sentenced to 100 blows and to be deported again.
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9th August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  A Shanghai native, unemployed, was charged with loitering in Whangpoo Road
with intent to commit a felony. He was sentenced to 100 blows and then to be expelled the Settlement.
  For extorting money and other things, two Kiangpeh men were each sentenced to four weeks' imprisonment, while another Kiangpeh man, for indecent conduct in a house, was sentenced to 80 blows and forbidden to enter the house again.
  Two Ningpo men who extorted clothing to the value of $3 by means of threats, were each ordered 200 blows and to be deported. The teashop man in whose shop the extortion took place was fined $5.
  Another Ningpo man was ordered to find security on a charge of stealing $17.70 from a house in Soochow Road.
  A hundred blows and one month's imprisonment was the sentence on a Shanghai man for stealing some copper sheeting from the Old Dock;
  And a Ningpo man who stole some copper nails from the same place got nine week's imprisonment.
  A Pootung man for purloining some clothing was ordered 100 blows and three months' imprisonment.
  For keeping his teashop open after midnight, permitting gambling and harbouring well-known bad characters, a teashop man was fined $5.
  A native of Shanghai, for stealing from a boat on the Soochow Creek, a quantity of clothing valued at $7 was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment.
  A Shanghai man, for gambling and causing an obstruction in the Sungkiang Road, was sentenced to 10 days' cangue.
  Two well-known loafers, natives of Ningpo and Shanghai, were sentenced, the one to 200 blows and two weeks' cangue, and the other to two weeks' cangue, for extortion in the Amoy Road.
  A native of Kiangpeh, after returning from deportation, was sentenced 100 blows and to be again deported.
  Two mafoos, for being asleep in charge of their ponies and carriages, in Canton Road, were fined $3 and $2 respectively, and a mafoo, for touting for hire in Fukien Road was fined $2.
   Four coolies, for fighting and damaging property in a teashop in Fukien Road, were fined 50 cents each, and ordered to pay $2 to complainant for the damage done.
  Three coolies were charged with fighting and creating a disturbance in Hupeh Road. One was fined $1 and the others were dismissed.
  A Soochow man for cutting and wounding a female in a house in Pakhoi Road, was ordered to find security.
  A Shanghai man, for stealing two clocks valued at $29 from a foreign house in the Bubbling Well Road, was ordered to pay the cost of the pawn papers. Prosecutor did not appear.
  Two well-known loafers, for stealing a clock from above prisoner, were sentenced, the one to 100 blows and one month and the other to 200 blows and three months' imprisonment.
  A mafoo for leaving a pony and carriage unattended in Fukien Road was fined $2.
  A Kading man for stealing jewellery valued at $200 from a house in Ningpo Road (The property of his mother) was sentenced to 100 blows and three months' imprisonment.
  A native of Soochow, for stealing a pair of silk pants from a shop in Fukien Road, was sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment.
  A native of Kiangpeh was fined $2 for obstructing a native constable while in the execution of his duty in Hankow Road.
  A native of Shanghai, for stealing a jacket from a shop in Foochow Road, was sentenced to a weeks' imprisonment.
  A Kiangpeh man for assault and stealing $1 from complainant in a teashop in Amoy Road was sentenced to receive 50 blows.
  A Ningpo man for attempted extortion in a teashop in Foochow Road was sentenced to 100 blows and to be deported.
  Two woman, natives of Sochow and Shanghai respectively, were charged with fighting in Kweichow Road. One was ordered to be deported and the other was cautioned.
  A native of Woosieh, for stealing 170 mirrors, valued at $8, from the Fukien Road jetty, Soochow Creek, was sentenced to 3 weeks' imprisonment.
  Two well-known thieves, natives of Woosieh, with five charges of larceny against them, were each sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment and 100 blows.
  A native of Kiangse for stealing a clock and a piece of cotton valued at $5 in Nanking Road was sentenced to 200 blows
and to be deported.
  A native of Ningpo for stealing clothing in Nanking Road was sent to gaol for one week.
  A Pootung man for stealing from several
houses during the last two months, was sent to gaol for three months.
  Two well-known thieves, natives of Ningpo, for returning from deportation, were each sentenced to 100 blows and returned to deportation.
  An amah, native of Kading, charged with stealing a number of articles of wearing apparel, the property of her employers, was released on security, pending further enquiries.
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10th August
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
  A Woosieh man, for loitering in an alleyway on Tiendong Road, with intent to commit a felony, was ordered to be sent to Woosieh.
  A Shanghai man, for extorting $8 from the complainant by means of threats, in a teashop, was ordered 100 blows.
  A Kiangpeh man concerned in the same offence got one hundred blows also and was ordered to be deported.
  A Ningpo and a Canton man were each charged with forcibly steaking water melons, and ordered to pay for the melons.
  A native of Ningpo for stealing several articles of clothing in Museum Road, was sent to gaol for one week.
  A Woosieh man, for an assault in a tea house, was ordered to find security.
  A servant employed at the Astor House was brought up, charged on suspicion of setting fire to a bed in one of the bed rooms. He was ordered to find security for his further appearance when wanted.
  A native of Pootung, for stealing clothing valued at $190 from a house in Kwangse Road, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment.
  A Hoichow man was charged with two cases of larceny, and stealing property valued at $10. He was sent to Nanzing.
  A native of Soochow, for stealing a cotton bed cover valued at $2 from a house in Foochow Road, was sentenced to a week's imprisonment.
  Two men, natives of Soochow, were charged with attempting to utter two brass dollars in a native theatre, and were sentenced, the one to a month's imprisonment, and the other to find security.
  Two mafoos were charged with touting for hire with their ponies and carriages in Hopeh Road, and were fined $2 each.

North China Herald, 18 August, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 11th August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  A Woosieh man was ordered two weeks' imprisonment and to be deported for loitering in Keeching Road with intent to commit a felony.
  For touting for hire, a jinricksha coolie was sentenced to three days' imprisonment.
  A Cantonese woman and a boy were charged with stealing timber. The woman was ordered to be locked up for ten days, and the boy was discharged.
  An unemployed Cantonese was sentenced to five days' imprisonment for stealing clothing valued at 15 cents.
  Two natives of Chinkiang, for fighting and creating a disturbance, and also for refusing to pay for wine consumed in a wine shop, in Shantung Road, were each sent to gaol for five days.
  A native of Ningpo, for stealing books of the value of $6 from 10 Sassoon's Building, was sent to gaol for three weeks. The books were recovered.
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17th August.
Before Mr. Sung, Acting Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
  A jinricksha coolie, was sentenced to three days' imprisonment for causing an obstruction in Broadway.
  A native of Ningpo, for stealing clothing, valued at $5m, from a house in Hopeh Road, was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment.
  A Shanghai man, for gambling and causing an obstruction in Fukhien Road, was sentenced to ten days' imprisonment.
  A native of Ningpo, for extortion, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment and 100 blows.
  Three Soochow men were charged with fighting and creating a disturbance in an opium shop in Nanking Road. The 1st was sentenced to 10 days' imprisonment and the other two were cautioned.
  A Kiangpeh coolie, for stealing rice from a boat on the Soochow Creek, was sentenced to 10 days' cangue, three days of the sentence to be spent at the American Trading Co.'s premises in the village.
  Tow Shanghai men, for assault, were ordered to receive 100 blows each.
  A Pootung native was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment for stealing clothing valued at $2.50, which was recovered.
  A Kweichow man, for returning from deportation, received 100 blows, and to be re-deported.
  Seven shopkeepers were charged with selling cigarettes, purporting to be Duke's "Cameo," and "Pin Head,"  brands and infringing the manufacturers' trademark. Three of them were fined £10 and four $5 each, or in default one month's imprisonment. They were all ordered to give bonds not to repeat the offence. The cigarettes were confiscated, and ordered to be destroyed by the Police.
  A barber was sentenced to ten days'  imprisonment for assaulting a native constable in Pekin Road.

North China Herald, 25 August, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 18th August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  A Pootung man, for stealing cotton cloth, was ordered to receive 100 blows.
  For assault and damaging the complainant's watch-chain, a Tsungming native was sentenced to five days' imprisonment or a fine of $1.
  In a case of cutting and wounding, a Nanking man was ordered to find security.
  For stealing clothing, a Yangchow man was sentenced to 100 blows and to be deported.
  While a Nanking man for obstructing the Police, was cautioned and ordered to find security.
Four natives with charged with others not in custody, with assaulting and beating the complainant and with wilfully and maliciously breaking doors, windows, and other property to the value of $32. They were remanded till the complainant is able to appear.
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19th August.
Before Mr. Sung, Acting Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott. British Assessor.
  A Ningpo tea shop keeper was charged with obtaining $17 from the complainant by false pretences with intent to defraud. He was ordered to be sent into the city to be there dealt with.
  For stealing some silk clothing, valued at $20, an unemployed Ningpo man was sent to prison for one month;
  And a Kiangpeh native, for causing an obstruction with a jinricksha, was ordered to be locked up for three days.
  Two Cantonese boys were charged with stealing gilt ornaments valued at $20. One got 100 blows in the hand, and the other 50.
  Two Ningpo boys stole an umbrella; one of them was sentenced to 50 blows on the hand, the other was handed over to his parents for punishment.
  A Ningpo coolie who caused annoyance to people living in Broadway by shouting, was ordered to fund security.
  In a remanded case of obtaining goods to the value of $24.44, the Magistrate allowed the parties to settle matters out of Court.
  A Tsungming islander and a Kiangpeh man were charged with stealing clothing valued at $44. The first was ordered 200 blows and three months' imprisonment, and the other man 100 blows and two months' imprisonment.
  For extorting and receiving $12 from the last two men, a Kiangpeh jinrickssha coolie was sent to prison for one month.
  A native of Ningpo was sentenced to one weeks' cangue and deportation for stealing a piece of silk, valued at $7 from a shop in Honan Road.
  A native of Pootung was ordered to find security for creating a disturbance in Kiangse Road.
  A well-known thief, a native of Sungkiang,  for stealing a blanket from a boat on the Yangkingpang Creek, and returning from deportation, was ordered to receive 100 blows and to be again deported.
  A native of Ningpo, for stealing an opium pipe from an opium shop, was sentenced to 3 days' imprisonment. The pipe was recovered.
     Five jinricksha coolies were charged with riotous and disorderly conduct and assaulting a shopkeeper in Chekiang Road, and were sentenced, one to receive 200 blows and the others 100 blows and to find security.
  A Soochow man, for stealing a silk jacket valued at $3 from a house in Kiangse Road, was sentenced to receive 200 blows. The stolen property was recovered.
  A Soochow man, for stealing two brass water pipes from a tea shop in Fukhien Road, was sentenced to a weeks' imprisonment. The pipes were recovered.
  A Soochow man was charged with two larcenies in the settlement and stealing property valued at $5. He was sentenced to receive 100 blows and to be deported.
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22nd August.
Before Mr. Sung, Acting Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
  A Pootung native was charged with stealing 4,500 cash from a tea shop and being in possession of a number of keys belonging to the Pootung Wharf godowns.  He was sentenced to two months' imprisonmernt.
  A Woosieh man and woman who created a disturbance, with others not in custody, were fined $1 and cautioned.
One months' imprisonment was the sentence on a Shanghai man for stealing three hammers from the Old Dock.
  A loiterer in Hwakee Road was cautioned.
  Ten natives were charged with pulling down and stealing or destroying the Municipal numbers recently affixed to their houses on North Singkepang Road. The further hearing of the case was postponed indefinitely.
  A Tsungming man, for stealing four pieces of cotton clothing, valued at $2, from a house in North Louza, was sentenced to five days' imprisonment.
  A native of Ningpo was charged with stealing clothing, valued atr $12, from a house in Nanking Road; also with being found in enclosed premises in Nanking Road with intent to steal, and was sentenced to receive 100 blows and to be deported.
  A Soochow man was fined $1 for being drunk and assaulting the complainant in Yunnan Road.
  A well-known thief, a native of Soochow, was sentenced to receive 100 blows for stealing property valued at $7.50 from a house in Pakhoi Road.
  A well-known thief, a native of Kading, for returning from a sentence of deportation, was sentenced to receive 100 blows and to be again deported.
  A native of Pootung, for being in the unlawful possession of a silver bangle, valued at 50 cents, was sentenced to 100 blows.
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23rd August.
Before Mr. Sung, Acting Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott. British Assessor.
  A Pootung butcher was charged with stealing an umbrella from a boy in the New Market. The umbrella was found in the man's house, but he was discharged.
  Two carpenters, natives of Pootung and Soochow respectively, were charged with fighting in Tientsin Road and were sentenced to be cangued for three days.
  A native of Pootung was charged with three cases of larceny in the settlement and stealing property valued at $4.80. He was sentenced to four weeks' imprisonment.
  A native of Pootung was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment for stealing clothing, valued at $2, from a house in Yunnan Road.
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24th August.
Before Mr. Sung, Acting Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
  A Ningpo boatman was charged with cutting and wounding the complainant, another sampan man. It appears the men having quarrelled, the prisoner hit the other over the head with a flagstaff, seriously injuring him.  The case was adjourned.
  In another case of assault the complainant did not appear.
  In a third case of assault the defendant, a Ningpo coolie, was fined $2 or three weeks' imprisonment. He was also ordered to find security.
  A Nanking barber was ordered to make compensation to the complainant for the loss of his umbrella during an assault.
  A woman, a native of Ningpo and in foreign employ as an amah, was sentenced to one months' imprisonment for stealing a gold watch valued at $125. The watch was recovered by the Police. The woman, whose mistress is away, had been masquerading in Japanese clothing in the Public Garden, where she met a foreigner who took her to his house, and she there stole his watch. On meeting her again in the Garden he gave her in charge.
  A native of Pootung was sentenced to five days' imprisonment for stealing a spirit level and clothing, valued at $2, from a building in the course of erection in Souza.
  Two mafoos were fined for being asleep in charge of their ponies and carriages on the public roads.
  A mafoo was fined $1 for exercising a pony in the Chekiang Road contrary to Municipal Regulations.
  A native of Ningpo was charged with two larcenies in the Settlement, and stealing property valued at $10. He was sentenced to 7 days' imprisonment and the property was recovered.

North China Herald, 1 September, 1893
MIXED COURT .
Shanghai, 25th August.
Before Mr. Sung, Acting Mixed Court Magistrate, and J. Scott, Esq., British Assessor.
  In a remand case of assault, two men were sentenced to a week's cangue each, one was bailed out by the complainant, and the fourth man was ordered to find security.
  Three men were charged with fighting and creating a disturbance in Woosung Road and assaulting and beating a Police-constable. One was dismissed, and the other two were left to the magistrate to deal with.
  Five day's imprisonment was the sentence awarded a Woosieh man for stealing a bed quilt.
  A Ningpo man charged with loitering, was ordered to be deported.
  For stealing clothes, a Shanghai man got three weeks;
  And a Chinkiang coolie who attempted to pawn a pair of imitation bangles with intent to defraud the complainant, was handed over to the magistrate.
  A native of Pootung was sentenced to three week's imprisonment for stealing 5 zinc and 2 metal plates from a printer's shop in Louza village, and a shop keeper residing on the French Concession was fined $20, for receiving part of the stolen property.
  A native of Ningpo was sentenced to 100 blows for stealing a piece of silk from a house in the French Concession.
  A mafoo was fined $2 for causing an obstruction with a pony and carriage in the Shantung Road;
  And a native was fined 30 cents for assaulting as native constable in the Foochow Road whilst in the execution of his duty.
  An unemployed mafoo was charged with two larcenies at foreign houses in the Bubbling Well Road, and with stealing servants' clothing valued at $8. He was sentenced to two week's imprisonment including a week's cangue.
  A Shanghai man was sentenced to five days' imprisonment for stealing clothing valued at $3 from a house in Kwangse Road.
  Two Yangchow men were each fined $2, for assaulting and unlawfully detaining the complainant in a house in an alleyway off Canton Road.  It seems that the complainant and his wife had been servants in a house of ill-fame, and had left owing to the mistress of the house having slapped the man's wife. Having left a pair of boots behind him, he thought he would go and recover them, and having found them, he was leaving by the back door when the mistress of the house, apparently still angry, said he had better go out by the front door. He attempted to do so, but the woman desirous of revenge on him for his leaving dropped a cup, and then accused the man of breaking it.  This brought about a row during which the man attempted to swallow opium and thus get the woman into trouble, so two Yangchow rowdies who were in the house at the time, tied him up by his arms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and when he was found by his wife and the police, his arms were swollen terribly.
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26th August.
Before Mr. Sung, Acting Mixed Court Magistrate, and Dr. Franke, German Assessor.
  Three Cantonese fireman and a coolie were before the Court on a charge of creating a disturbance in Broadway at 2.30 a.m. on Saturday. One was sentenced to five days' imprisonment and the others were ordered to find security.
  A livery stable keeper was fined $3 for causing an obstruction in Astor Road and Tiendong Road with carriages, ponies, harness, etc.
  A coolie connected with the Associated Wharves was fined $3 for shouting and casing annoyance to people living in Broadway. Having been before the Court before, he was at first sentenced to three day's imprisonment, but at the intercession of the Wharf policeman, the defendant was allowed to pay a fine.
  A Tsungming islander, for stealing property valued at $1.60, which was recovered, and for being on enclosed premises with felonious intent, was imprisoned for one week.
  In a case of assault, remanded since the 29th ult. the sentence was 100 blows.
  A native of Pootung was charged with breaking into servants' quarters, at two foreign houses on the Bubbling Well Road, and stealing clothing valued at $17. He was sentenced to two months' imprisonment and to receive 100 bows.  Part of the property was recovered.
  A Hangchow man was fined $1 for assaulting the complainant in Hankow Road.
  Three unemployed coolies were charged with assaulting a woman in North Louza; one was sentenced to 2 week's imprisonment and the other two to a week each.
  An unemployed Shanghai man was charged with extorting 50 cents  by means of threats and was ordered 200 blows and 1 months' imprisonment.
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28th August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
  Two coolies were charged with shouting and creating a disturbance in Broadway, one at midnight, and the other a coolie runner, early in the morning. They were ordered to find security.
  For stealing cotton clothing and other things, a Yangchow man was sentenced to 200 blows, 3 months' imprisonment, and deportation.
  A Taichang man who stole a goat, was ordered to be locked up for two weeks.  While a similar sentence was imposed upon another man for stealing coals. He was also ordered to find security.
  For depositing garbage on the foreshore at Yangtszepoo, a Municipal contractor's boatman was ordered seven days' cangue.
  Six woman, charged with creating a disturbance in Minghong Road on Saturday, were each fined $1, the money being devoted to charitable purposes.
  For stealing 1,000 cash from a passenger on board his boat, a Pootung boatman was sent to prison for one week.
  A Ningpo woman was ordered to be locked up for two weeks and to pay $2 to the complainant for steaking clothes off a line.
  Two well-known thieves, one a native of Pootung, and the other of Shanghai, were sentenced to 100 blows, and one months' imprisonment each, for stealing clothing valued at $2.50. The clothing was recovered.
  A Woosieh native was ordered to find security for future good behaviour, for creating a disturbance in an opium shop  in Foochow Road.
  A native of Woosieh for stealing clothing valued at $14 from 723 North Honan Road, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. The clothing was recovered.
  A mafoo was charged with working a pony while in an unfit state.  The pony was ordered to be sent to the Horse Bazaar until well.
  A 'ricksha coolie, for recklessly running his 'ricksha in Nanking Road, was sentenced to 5 days' imprisonment.
  A native of Ningpo, for stealing a fan from the person, was sentenced to one week's imprisonment.
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29th August.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate.
  For causing an obstruction with a jinricksha, a coolie was ordered to be imprisoned for two days.
  A native of Ningpo for breaking into a house in Tiendong Road and stealing property valued at $6, was sentenced to one months' imprisonment. The property was recovered.
  A native of Soochow, for stealing clothing from a house in Hupeh Road, was sentenced to one months' imprisonment and the property valued at $6 was recovered.
  A native of Woosung, a Jossman, for stealing two Chinese tablets, valued at $32, from a joss house in Nanziang, was sentenced to 200 blows and to be sent to Nanziang.
  A Pootung man, for stealing clothing from a house in the French Concession, was sentenced to 100 blows and to be deported: the clothing valued at $4 was recovered.
  A native of Anhui was remanded till Thursday next for obtaining silk of the value of $6.20 on a forged order.
  A native of Kongwan was sentenced to 80 blows and to refund $1, which he had obtained by means of false pretences from a woman in Sunkiang Road;
  And a coolie was fined $2.50 for plying an unlicensed jinricksha within the limits of the Settlement.
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31st August.
Before Mr. Sung, Acting Mixed Court Magistrate, and W. S. Emens, Esq., U.S. Assessor.
  A coolie got 10- days' imprisonment for the unlawful possession of some iron, and another coolie five days for assault.
  A Cantonese woman, charged with soliciting, was ordered to find security.
  A man was cautioned for obtaining a piece of silk by means of a forged bank order.
  A Ningpo man, for larceny, was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment and deportation.

North China Herald, 15 September, 1893
MIXED COURT.
Shanghai, 8th September
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
For stealing a pair of binoculars from the chief officer of the Lienshing, a Ningpo painter was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment, and the pawnbroker was fined $4 for receiving stolen property.
Three weeks' imprisonment was the sentence on a Cantonese for stealing a watch and other things.
Two gamblers were each ordered to be locked up for a week for indulging in the national pastime, and for stealing an umbrella, a thief also got one week.
For stealing several articles of clothing from a house in the Hongkew village, a Ningpo man was sentenced to three weeks' Imprisonment.
And for stealing a number of brass water-pipes from a house in the French Concession, a Wuchang man was ordered to be handed over to the French Mixed Court.
A barber's apprentice aged 16, was sentenced to receive 100 blows on the hand for stealing a brass water-pipe and a pair of brass candlesticks from a house in the city;
And a Shanghai man was charged with carelessly driving a licensed pony and carriage in Canton Road on the 15th ult., thereby knocking down and injuring a girl, 15 years of age from the effects of which she died in Hospital on the 8th inst. Prisoner will be dealt with by the Magistrate.
A Changchow man for stealing clothing from two houses in Wuhu Road, was sentenced to 100 blows and to be deported;
And two Soochow men and a Ningpo man were fined 50 cents each for fighting and creating a disturbance in Hupeh Road.
. . . 9th September.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Dr. Franke, German Assessor.
Seven coolies were charged at the instance of Mr. G. A. Woods with assaulting and beating him. The case was remanded for the U.S. Assessor to attend the Court.
Five day's imprisonment was the sentence on a coolie runner for shouting in Broadway on Friday night and causing annoyance to the residents. The Magistrate remarked that the compradore of the Associated Wharves, who is responsible for the coolies, should be warned. The defendant said he did not know he was committing an offence by shouting, but two detectives came forward and stated that they had warned him before.
A jinricksha coolie was charged with stealing clothing from the residence of Mr. Huckins, and was sentenced to 100 blows and to be deported.
A chiropodist was charged with assaulting a brother professional, the reason given being that the plaintiff has started business within a short distance of him, which he maintained was against the rules of the Chiropodists' Guild. His Worship said that though such a rule existed in guilds in the city, it was different in the Settlement, and instanced cases of the Maloo where members of the same guild had their shops close together. The defendant was cautioned.
. . . 11th September.
Before Mr. Tsai. Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. J. Scott, British Assessor.
For carelessly running a jinricjksha in Broadway and running down and injuring the complainant, a Pingwu native, was sentenced to five days' imprisonment.
For stealing a piece of lead valued at $1, from the Associated Wharves, a Soochow coolie was sentenced to one week's imprisonment.
A Ningpo shopkeeper was ordered to find security. He was charged with forging an order and obtaining a bag of rice thereby.
A Shanghai man was charged with extorting $2 by means of threats. He was remanded.
Three days' Imprisonment was the sentence on a jinricksha coolie for creating an obstruction with his vehicle.
For stealing 100 cash out of a basket in the New Market, a Ningpo man was ordered to be deported.
A native of Anhui was sentenced to six weeks' Imprisonment and deportation for stealing silk clothing, valued at $128.
A Soochow man was imprisoned for one week for stealing a jacket valued at $1.50 from a tea shop in Foochow Road.
A Ningpo native was ordered to be locked up for three weeks for stealing property valued at $9, from a house near the East Gate.
A Cantonese was sentenced to a week's imprisonment for stealing a pair of shoes valued at $1.30 from a shop in the Fukhien Road.
A Shanghai man was sentenced to five days' Imprisonment for stealing a cotton jacket from a woodyard in Chekiang Road.
A Shanghai man was sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment for stealing a quantity of raw silk, valued at $20.00 from Gilmour's Silk Filatures, North Louza. All the property in the above cases was recovered.
A mafoo was fined $5 for plying for hire in Bubbling Well Road with a pony and carriage without a license.
A Shanghai man was fined $3 for furiously riding a pony in Cemetery Road.
A known thief, a native of Paoshan, charged with returning from deportation, was sentenced to receive 100 blows and to be again deported.
A Paoshan man was sentenced to a week's imprisonment and ordered to find security for being drunk and assaulting the complainant in Hopeh Road.
A jinricksha coolie was charged with stealing a jinricksha, valued at $3, from an alleyway in Pekin Road, and was sentenced to two weeks' Imprisonment.
CHU KUI-PAU, a convict, native of Shanghai, was charged with attempting to commit suicide by cutting his throat with a piece of broken basin in the cells at Louza Station on the 31st of last month. He was sent into the city.
A Shanghai man was charged with cutting and wounding the complainant with a knife in North Louza and was ordered to be sent into the city.
. . . 12th September.
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. W. S. Emens, U.S. Assessor.
For breaking and entering a dwelling house in Singkepang, a Paoshan native was ordered 150 blows and cautioned not to stay in the Settlement.
Two men charged with fighting were dismissed. A Kiangpeh man, for gambling on the premises of the Family Hotel, was ordered to find security.
A Pootung man was sentenced to ten days' imprisonment, for stealing a brass water-pipe, valued at $2, from a passenger boat on the river.
A Singkiang man, concerned with two men already convicted in fraudulently obtaining a jadestone ornament and a glass box valued at $200 from a house in Canton Road on the 30th June last, was ordered to find security for future behaviour.
A Kading man for touting for hire with a licensed pony and carriage in Foochow Road to the annoyance pf the public, was fined $2.
A Shanghai boy, 13 years of age, for throwing stones at passing carriages in Nanking Road at 8 p.m. on the 11th instant to the danger of the public, was cautioned.
An Anhui man, for stealing two cotton jackets and a pair of shoes from a house in Fukhien Road, was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment and deportation.
A Ningpo man, for stealing articles to the value of £2 from two houses in Foochow Road, was sentenced to four weeks' Imprisonment and deportation.
. . . 13th September
Before Mr. Tsai and Mr. Scott.
Seven tea shop keepers were each fined $5 for permitting gambling on their premises.
A Shanghai man was charged with stealing an opium pipe and with cutting and wounding the complainant. He was ordered to find security and make compensation.
Three days' Imprisonment was the sentence on a bras smith for assaulting the complainant.
A mafoo was charged on remand with carelessly driving as pony an carriage in Chekiang Road on the 3rd inst., and knocking down and injuring a child, was fined $10.
Two men, natives of Shanghai, were charged with burglariously breaking into a house in North Shansi Road, and stealing property valued at $10. Four weeks' each Imprisonment was the sentence.
A female, native of Ningpo, was charged with unlawfully disposing of 9 watches and clocks, valued at $180, which had been entrusted to her for repair. The timepieces were all recovered, and she was ordered to find security, and to assist in the arrest of the thief.
A Yangchow female was ordered to be deported for soliciting in the Shantung Road.
A Shanghai man was Imprisoned for one month for stealing a block of granite off the Soochow Creek foreshore.
. . . 14th September
Before Mr. Tsai, Mixed Court Magistrate, and Mr. Scott, British Assessor.
For assaulting and beating the complainant, a Pootung shop keeper was fined 50 cents, which was given to the complainant.
In a case of stealing a basket and its contents from the New Market, the defendant, a Shanghai youth, was dismissed.
Three men were charged with assaulting and beating another man and attempting to extort $20 from him. The case was remanded.
An unemployed coolie was ordered to receive fifty blows for assaulting the complainant in a shop in the Wuhu Road.
Seven coolies were charged with fighting in a tea shop in Louza district. Four were fined 50 cents each, one was fined $1; the other two were cautioned and dismissed.
A Ningpo man was sentenced to two weeks' Imprisonment and to find security for stealing two pieces of cotton cloth, valued at $2, from a shop in Foochow Road.
A Soochow man was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment and to receive 200 blows for stealing $100 from another in Fukien Road, the property of his employer. The money was recovered.
A house boy was fined $1 for furiously riding a pony on the Bubbling Well Road.
A Soochow woman, for soliciting in the Shantung Road, was sent to the Refuge.
An Anhui man was ordered to furnish security for attempting to defraud a pawnshop keeper by offering a pair of brass bangles in pawn, representing them to be silver.
A Kading man was sentenced to two weeks' imprisonment and deportation, for appropriating to his own use $1, the property of his master.
Of two Soochow men, charged with stealing clothing valued at $4, one was Imprisoned for a month, and the other was dismissed.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School