The History of the Laws and Courts of Hongkong, Tracing Consular Jurisdiction in China and Japan and Including Parliamentary Debates, and the Rise, Progress and Successive Changes in the Various Public Institutions of the Colony Volume 1

The History of the Laws and Courts of Hongkong, Tracing Consular Jurisdiction in China and Japan and Including Parliamentary Debates, and the Rise, Progress and Successive Changes in the Various Public Institutions of the Colony Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...r No. of 6 and 7 Vict., Cap. 34.--An Act for the better apprehension of certain offenders. 1854. 85.--An Act for improving the Law of Evidence. 96.--An Act to amend t he Law respecting defamatory Words and Libel. 7 and X., 62.--An Act to amend the Law as to burning farm buildings. 8 and 9, . 47.--An Act for the further prevention of the offence of Do; stealing. 9 and 10.. '.--An Act for preventing malicious injuries to persons and pro perty by fire, or by explosive or destructive substance). 10 and 11 66.--An Act for extending the provisions of the law respecting threatening letters and accusing parties with a view to extort money. 14 ami 15 19.--An Act for the bettor prevention of offences. 15 and 16, 24.--An Act for the amendment of an Act passed in the first year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, intituled "An Act for the amendment of the Laws with rcsiiect to Wills." SECTION I. 1 8 5 5. Ordinance No. 1 of 1853, enforcing neutrality during contest in China.--Commission of inquiry as to fees received by Government officers.--Treaty of Commerce with Siam.--Return of Chief Justice Hulroe from leave in indifferent health.--Departure of Mr. Sterling, Attorney-General, on leave.--Mr. Bridges acts.--Illicit gambling and extortion practised by subordinate officials in Government Offices.--Extensive gambling establishments in the Colony.--Payments to office coolies in the Supreme Court, Police Court, and Police Offices.--Confession of gambling-house keeper.-Confirmatory evidence.--Arrest of the offenders.--Keeper fined, establishment broken up, and coolies committed for trial.--Prosecution abandoned.--Lieutenant-Colonel Hope Graham, a member of the Executive...show more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 721g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676868X
  • 9781236768681