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Colonial Cases

Zilchart, 1903



German Consular Court, China
Source: The North-China Herald, 23 April 1903


AT the German Consular Court on Tuesday morning, PAUL  ZILCHART was charged with having been drunk and disorderly in Woosung Road on the 12th instant and with obstructing the Police in the execution of their duty.  Detective-sergeant McDowell and Detective Kingston proved the charge, and the former stated that on the 11th June last year he had arrested the prisoner on a charge of fraud.  When the prisoner was arrested he claimed Russian nationality, but the Russian Consul refused to recognize him, and it was only after being taken before the Mixed Court that he admitted that he was a German.  On the charge of fraud he was sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment. - After hearing the prisoner's statement and the evidence of two other witnesses, the Court ordered the prisoner to pay a fine of $50, or in default 10 days' imprisonment.

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