At the Police Court, Lai Keng, the lessee of the Ko-shing Theatre, Queen's Road West, was summoned on two charges: (1) On February 26, obstructing the gangways and exits of the theatre; and (2) permitting people to stand in the gangways. Li Ching, manager of the theatre, deposed that he…
L. S. Robert Willa, (No. 63) placed Pang Kai before Mr. Haseland, at the Police Court on Monday, charged with assaulting him whilst in the execution of his duty at the Ko Shing Theatre on the 29th ultimo. Wills stated that defendant, while in the theatre, would not sit down, thereby obstructing…
Chan Iu, a hawker, was charged at the Police Court yesterday morning with (1) hawking theatre ticket without a hawker's license, and (2) causing an obstruction at West Point on 22nd inst., by hawking tickets on the footpath. Chan Iu was fined $5 on the first charge, and $20 on the second.…
P. S. 75 MacDonald, of Yau ma-ti police station, charged a Chinaman with behaving in a disorderly and riotous manner in the Po Hing Theatre on the evening of the 23rd instant, Mr, Orme fined him $5.
The proprietor of the Ko Shing Theatre, Queen's Road West, summoned at the instance of Inspector Gourlay for allowing people to have access to the stage while a piece was being played on the 7th instant. The case was remanded.
A case related to Ko Shing Theatre: Luk Ki Kwong, a witness, said that Tang Fuk Cho was introduced to him as a partner of the Ko Shing Theatre, but later in the cross examination, Luk admitted to Mr. Pollock that the defendant did not admit that he himself was a partner.
Lance-Sergeant Willis said he had been in the Ko Shing and Chung Hing theatres continuously to the end of May for over two years. He had seen complainant in the Ko Shing Theatre, and knew him by the nickname of 'Tai Po.'
Lam Yau, a coolie, was discovered by an actor in the 'Ko Shing Theatre' under his bed with a bundle of clothing. He raised the alarm and the defendant ran into a closet where he was arrested. He stated that he went there to sleep as, being a newcomer, he was strange to the locality.…
The Ko Shing Theatre got into trouble again, and were summoned by P. S. Fenton for blocking the gangways of the theatre. Mr. Looker appeared for the defence, and a fine of $100 was imposed. Another summon against the theatre charged a nominal fine of $1.
Li Fuk, a runner in boarding house No. 7, West Street, was charged with selling theatre tickets outside the Koshing theatre in Queen's Road West.
Lo Chiu was fined $5 for selling theatre tickets near the Chung Hing Theatre.
Cheng Kwai Hung, a hawker of vegetables, for which he has a licence, found hawking theatre tickets more profitable than his own avocation. He went to Po Yan Street to carry on his new line of business. Unfortunately before he had been there very long, he was spotted by Chinese lukong No. 390 in…
An Indian watchman, Imam Din, was charged $7 for being disorderly at the Tai Ping Theatre. This person tried to get onto the stage and refused to leave when told.
Monday, January 29 – Soon after the night performance at the Tai Ping theatre was over, a ticket collector heard a great noise coming from the actors' quarters. He went thither and saw three of them fighting, The fight originated over a game of cards. Mr. Haseland fined them each $3.
Saturday, February 24 – Wong Wun charged a man with stealing. The complainant arrived from Macao, when he went near the lane of Ko Shing Theatre, the defendant stole his blanket, mat and wrapper.
A Chinese hawker was fined $25 for biting a Chinese lukong who had arrested him on a charge of hawking theatre tickets.
Constable Fox, No. 45, while on duty at the Ko Shing Theatre arrested a man for selling theatre tickets without a license, He was fined $25.
Thursday, April 5 – Sergt. Gordon raided the Ko Shing Theatre early yesterday morning, and brought 41 gamblers before Mr. Hareland. Most of the gamblers were actors. His worship imposed a fine of $50 on the first defendant and the rest $2 each. Money and gambling implements were forfeited.
Cheng Kai and Un Kwan, coolies, were each fined $5 for fighting over a seat at the Chung Hing Theatre.
Lo Kwai, a seaman, was charged with assaulting Wong Shui, a gatekeeper of the Tai Ping Theatre. The complainant stated that defendant with a number of others tried to go up to the stage, but he prevented them. They went away and returned shortly afterwards. The defendant then struck witness with…