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North China Herald, 25 July,1898


Seoul, 7th July.

(From the Seoul Independent of the 9th of July).

[R. v. O'NEIL.]

The case of Mr. O'Neil, the Constable in the British Legation, was tried before the Acting Assistant Judge, H. P. Wilkinson, Esq, last Thursday, beginning at 9 ½ a.m. The Governor of Seoul, Hon. Ye Chai-yen, was present throughout the trial. The jury was composed of Messrs. Kenmure, Emberley, Hodge, Murdock, and Hay. No pains were spared to get at the truth of the case, and the witnesses, including the brother of the deceased, were subjected to the fairest and fullest examination. The result was that Mr. O'Neil was discharged after the jury had brought in a verdict of not guilty. The trial concluded about 8 o'clock at night.


Western Times (Exeter), 17 October, 1907
  Mr. E. T. Bethel, a British subject, who is editor of "Korea Daily News," and of a journal printed in Korean language, appeared before the British Consular Court today, on a summons charging him with using the columns of his paper to incite people of Korea to riot. Consul bound over Mr. Bethel in heavy security to be of good behaviour in future.  -  Reuter.

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