The History of the Laws and Courts of Hong-Kong; Tracing Consular Jurisdiction in China and Japan and Including Parliamentary Debates, and the Rise, P

The History of the Laws and Courts of Hong-Kong; Tracing Consular Jurisdiction in China and Japan and Including Parliamentary Debates, and the Rise, P

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...Chinese witnesses committed for perjury--Heavy calendar.--Large number sentenced to death.--Doubts as to guik of sonic.--Commutation of sentences.--Increase of Police Force.--Execution of Shun Ah Much and Leo Ah Foo.--Disgraceful conduct of the Police at an extensive fire in the town.--Thefts by Indian Police.--Spoliation by European and American element in the Force.--Mr. Anstey gazetted a Justice of the Peace.--Ordinances Nos. 5, 6. and 7 of S5l.--Law relating to contracts with British subjects on Chinese territory by Chinese subjects for cession of property in China.--Opinion of Mr. Bridges that the Chinese are beyond the pale of civilized nations repudiated by Home Government.--The opinion of the law officers of the Crown.--Commission to inquire into constitution of Police Force. Inspection of Police Force by Sir John Bowring.--Numerous desertions from the O'Jth Regiment.--Nine found on board an American whaler.--Mr. Hillier, Chief Magistrate. Charges of gross carelessness.--How Mr. An-tey characterized the depositions taken by Mr. Hillier.--Regina r. Forest, Wise, Oliver, and Ayow.--The Chief Justice directs Mr. Hillier to lie sent for.--Extraordinary scene between the Court, Mr. Hillier, and the Attorney-General. Mr. Hillier claims the protection of the Court against Mr. Anstey.--The Magistrate anil the Coroner merely thought it necessary to write down " that one witness corroborated the other."--Conviction of Forest and others for burglary.--Mr. Hillier's re-appearance in Court. His demand "for restraining the Attorney-General," repeated.--He asks the Chief Justice for a memorandum as to what evidence he is to take down.--The Chief Justice's demeanour and reply.--The jury and others us spectators during the scene...show more

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236522745
  • 9781236522740