Sessional Papers - 1909

PAPERS LAID BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF HONGKONG 1909

Table of Contents

1. Boat-Shelter at Mongkoktsui

Report on the Proposed, By Mr. J. F. Boulton

2. Estimates for 1910

Financial Statements in Connection With the

3. Estimates of Expenditure

Abstract Shewing Differences Between Estimates for 1909 and 1910

4. Finance Committee

Reports Nos. 1 to 21

5. Jurors

List of, for 1909

6. Legislative Council

Minutes Nos. 1 to 25

7. Opium

Memorandum Regarding the Restriction of, in Hongkong and China

8. Peak Tramway Bill

Minute on, By the Superintendent, Botanical and forestry Department

9. Public Houses

Memorandum on the Licensing of, in Hongkong

10. Public Works Committee

Report No. 1

11. Retrenchment Committee

Summary of Recommendations Made By, With the Decision of the Governor thereon

 

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 1.

THURSDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT GEORGE

BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

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the Attorney General, (WILLIAM REES DAVIES, K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON). the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.).

the Registrar General, (EDWARD ALEXANDER IRving).

Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

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Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. HENRY ADOLPHUS WARRE SLADE.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY).

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 17th December, 1908, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos 1 to 9, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :—

No. 1.-Harbour Master's Department, No. 2.-Police and Prison Departments,

No. 3.-Public Works, Extraordinary,

No. 4.-Miscellaneous Services,

$ 450.00

180.00

1,548.40

2,400.00

No. 5. Harbour Master's Department,

No. 6. Audit Department,

No. 7.-Miscellaneous Services,

No. 8.-Public Works, Extraordinary,

No. 9.-Colonial Secretary's Department and Legis-

lature,.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

654.00 1,092.00

10.47

180.00

47.00

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 17th December, 1908, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PAPERS.-The Colonial Secretary, by command of His Excellency the Governor, laid on the table the following papers:-

Correspondence relating to the transfer to the Government of the Widows' and

Orphans' Pension Fund.

Report on the proposed boat-shelter at Mongkoktsui by Mr. J. F. Boulton.

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RESOLUTION.-The Colonial Secretary addressed the Council and moved the following

Resolution:

Resolved that the valuation of the assets and liabilities of the Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund contemplated under Section 18 of the Widows' and Orphans' Pension Ordinance 1908, shall be made at the rate of 1s. 10d. to the dollar.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

QUESTION. Mr. POLLOCK, pursuant to notice, asked the following question:-

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Will the Government state what would be approximately the cost of putting up a

fixed light to indicate the South-eastern entrance to the Capsuimun Pass? The Colonial Secretary replied.

MERCHANT SHIPPING (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance further to amend the Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1899.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

HUNGHOM BAY RECLAMATION BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorise for public purposes the Reclamation of certain portions of the Crown foreshore and sea bed situate in Hunghom Bay in the Colony of Hongkong and to validate such reclamation as has heretofore taken place.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

MAGISTRATES AND CRIMINAL LAW AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Magistrates Ordinance 1890 and to effect certain other amendments in the Criminal Law.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Dr. Ho KAI and Mr. WEI YUK dissented against the Third reading of the Bill and asked for a division.

His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

Council then divided on the motion which was declared carried, seven Members voting for and five-Dr. Ho KAI, Mr. WEI YUK, Mr. POLLOCK, Mr. GRESSON and Mr. SLADE- against the motion.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

ADJOURNMENT.The Council then adjourned until after the Meeting of the Finance

Committee.

JURY LIST FOR 1909.-On Council resuming the Jury List for 1909 was considered in private.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned sine die.

Read and confirmed this 11th day of March, 1909.

A. G. M. FLEtcher,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 2.

THURSDAY, 11TH MARCII, 1909. -

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT GEORGE

BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.).

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the Registrar General, (EDWARD ALEXANDER IRVING).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPHI BADELEY), Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. HENRY ADOLPHUS WARRE SLADE.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 25th February, 1909, were read and con- firmed.

PAPERS. The Colonial Secretary, by command of His Excellency the Governor, laid on the table the following papers

Jury List for 1909.

Memorandum regarding the restriction of Opium in Hongkong and in China.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 25th February, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded,

Question-put and agreed to.

REPORT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Public Works Committee dated the 30th December, 1908, and moved its adoption.

The Director of Public Works seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

QUESTIONS.-Mr. POLLOCK, pursuant to notice, asked the following questions

In view of the comparatively small cost of putting up a fixed light, similar to that on Mahwan Island, to indicate the South-eastern entrance to the Capsuimun Pass, will the Government have such a light put up?

Will the Government consider the advisability of making arrangements for the signal- ling of typhoons, by wireless telegraphy, from one of Pratas group of islands? Has the Government any information to communicate to the Council upon this subject?

The Colonial Secretary replied.

OPIUM QUESTION.-His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council on the opium question.

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MERCHANT SHIPPING (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance further to amend the Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1899.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

HUNGHOM BAY RECLAMATION BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorise for public purposes the Reclamation of certain portions of the Crown foreshore and sea bed situate in Hunghom Bay in the Colony of Hongkong and to validate such reclamation as has heretofore taken place.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with verbal amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 25th March, 1909.

Read and confirmed, this 1st day of April, 1909.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 3.

THURSDAY, 1ST APRIL, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

His Excellency the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Registrar General, (EDWARD ALEXANDER IRVING).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

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Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. HENRY ADOLPHUS WARRE SLADE.

ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON,

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 11th March, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.--The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 10 to 12, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :

No. 10.-Compensation to Licensees for closure of

Opium Divans,

No. 11.-Medical Department..

No. 12.-Observatory,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

$11,613

50

950

His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council on the subject of the Observatory in connection with a recent visit of the Director to the Manila Observatory.

Question-put and agreed to.

RESOLUTION.-The Colonial Secretary addressed the Council and moved the following

Resolution:-

Resolved that the percentage on the Valuation of tenements payable as rates in the undermentioned places be altered from the 1st day of July, 1909, as follows :—

Tokwawan...

Hok Un...... Taikoktsui

Hunghom

Tsimtsatsui (Kowloon Point)

Yaumati

Mongkoktsui

From 9% to 93%

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11%

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113

121% 13

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121% 13%

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND BUILDINGS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Public Health and Buildings Ordinance 1903.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Life Insurance Companies Ordinance 1907.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

CIVIL PROCEDURE (EVIDENCE ON COMMISSION) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Code of Civil Procedure.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

EVIDENCE ORDINANCE (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Evidence Ordinance 1889.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Wireless Telegraphy Ordinance 1903.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

ADJOURNMENT.—The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 8th April, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 13th day of May, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 4.

THURSDAY, 13TH MAY, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

His Excellency the Officer Commanding the Troops. (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING

R.E.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. HENRY ADOLPHUS WARRE SLADE.

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The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 1st April, 1909, were read and con- firmed.

PAPERS.-The Colonial Secretary, by command of His Excellency the Governor, laid on the table the following papers :--

Financial Returns for the year 1908.

Report on the Police Magistrates' Courts for the year 1908.

Report on Queen's College for the year 1908.

Report on the Kowloon-Canton Railway (British Section) for the year 1968.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary, laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 13 to 17, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :----

No. 13.-Public Works, Extraordinary,

No. 14.-- Public Works Department,

No. 15.-Medical Department,.

No. 16.-Colonial Secretary's Department,

No. 17.-Medical Department,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

$ 5,450

2.213

90 270

302

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary addressed the Council and laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 1st April, 1909, and moved its adoption.

His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

TYPHOON SIGNAL STATION ON PRATAS ISLAND.-The Colonial Secretary addressed the Council on this subject.

RESOLUTION.-The Colonial Secretary addressed the Council and moved the following Resolution :-

Resolved that the Resolution regarding the running of Workmen's Cars by the Hongkong Tramway Electric Company, Limited, now known as the Electric Traction Company of Hongkong, Limited, passed by the Legislative Council on the 21st day of June 1906 be and the same is hereby rescinded.

Dr. Ho KAI addressed the Council and seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY.-His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council regarding the progress of the Railway.

POSTAGE STAMP DEMONETIZATION BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to demonetize Postage Stumps bearing the Head of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria.

The Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

CHILDREN BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled Au Ordinance to amend the Law with respect to Children and Young Persons.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

LARCENY AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Larceny Ordinance, 1865.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND BUILDINGS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Public Health and Buildings Ordinance, 1903, be deferred.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question -put and agreed to.

LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES BILL. The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Life Insurance Companies Ordinance 1907.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

CIVIL PROCEDURE (EVIDENCE ON COMMISSION) BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Code of Civil Procedure.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

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EVIDENCE ORDINANCE (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Evidence Ordinance 1889.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Wireless Tele- graphy Ordinance 1903.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

MERCHANT SHIPPING AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance further to amend the Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1899.

The Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

On the motion of the Colonial Treasurer seconded by the Attorney General considera- tion of the Bill was postponed.

PEAK TRAMWAY BILL-The Committee stage on the Bill entitled An Ordinance for authorizing the Construction of a Tramway within the Colony of Hongkong was not pro- ceeded with.

ADJOURNMENT.—The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 20th May, 1909.

Read and confirmed, this 20th day of May, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 5.

THURSDAY, 20TH MAY, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

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Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 13th May, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 18 to 20, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee:—

No. 18.-Registrar General's Department,...

No. 19.-Governor,..

No. 20.-Public Works, Extraordinary,

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The Colonial Treasurer seconded..

Question-put and agreed to.

$ 132.50

269.00

25.000.00

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 13th May, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION BILL.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Draft Appropriation Account for the year 1908 and moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Appropriation of a Supplementary Sum of Five hundred and twelve thousand two hundred Dollars and thirty-four Cents, to defray the Charges of the Year 1908.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

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POSTAGE STAMP DEMONETIZATION BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to demonetize Postage Stamps bearing the Head of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

CHILDREN BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Law with respect to Children and Young Persons.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

LARCENY AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Larceny Ordinance, 1865.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND BUILDINGS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Public Health and Buildings Ordinance, 1903.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

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CIVIL PROCEDURE (EVIDENCE ON COMMISSION) BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Code of Civil Pro- cedure, be deferred.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordin- ance to amend The Life Insurance Companies Ordinance, 1907.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Bill read a third time.

Question put that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

MERCHANT SHIPPING AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance further to amend the Merchant Shipping Ordinance, 1899.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

PEAK TRAMWAY BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance for authorizing the Construction of a Tramway within the Colony of Hongkong.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 27th May, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 27th day of May, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 6.

THURSDAY, 27TH MAY, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING

R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.Č.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 20th May, 1909, were read and confirmed.·

PAPERS.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following papers :---

Minute on the Peak Tramway Bill by the Superintendent, Botanical and Forestry

Department.

Report of the Director of the Observatory for the year 1908.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 20th May, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION BILL.-The Colonial Secretary moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Appropriation of a Supplementary Sum of Five hundred and twelve thousand two hundred Dollars and thirty-four Cents, to defray the Charges of the Year 1908.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

The Colonial Secretary moved that the Bill be referred to the Finance Committee.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

CIVIL PROCEDURE (EVIDENCE ON COMMISSION) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Code of Civil Procedure.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND BUILDINGS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Public Health and Buildings Ordinances, 1903-1908.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

PEAK TRAMWAY BILL.-The Committee stage on the Bill entitled An Ordinance for authorizing the Construction of a Tramway within the Colony of Hongkong, was postponed.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned sine die.

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Read and confirmed, this 10th day of June, 1909.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

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THURSDAY, 10TH JUNE, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.0.). The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.)..

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART,

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ABSENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops. (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 27th May, 1909, were read and confirmed.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART took his seat in the Council.

PAPER.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following paper:

Report of the Registrar of the Supreme Court for the year 1908.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 21 to 25, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee:—

No. 21.-Typhoon and Rainstorm Damages, ................... .$ 3,700 No. 22.-Military Expen iture, Volunteers. No. 23.-Medical Departments,

No. 24.-- Miscellaneous Services,

No. 25.-Water Works,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

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REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following certificate and the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 27th May, 1909, and moved its adoption:

tion:

I certify that the Supplementary Appropriation Bill 1908 was considered clause by

clause in the presence of all the members of the Finance Committee. The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY.-The Colonial Secretary moved the following Resolu-

It is hereby resolved that a sum of Three million two hundred and eighty thousand six hundred and sixty-three Dollars ($3,280,663) be advanced out of funds in the custody of the Government for the purpose of construction of the Hongkong-Canton Railway (British Section) during the year 1909.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

His Excellency the Governor and Mr. STEWART addressed the Council. Question-put and agreed to.

PUBLIC SERVICE TRANSFER OF DUTIES BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to transfer to certain Officers of the Public Service certain duties at present performed by other Officers.

The Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

PATENTS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Patents Ordinance 1892.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

PREPARED OPIUM AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Prepared Opium Ordinance 1891.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION BILL.-The Colonial Secretary addressed the Council and moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Appropria- tion of a Supplementary Sum of five hundred and twelve thousand two hundred Dollars and thirty-four Cents, to defray the Charges of the Year 1908.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

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PEAK TRAMWAY BILL-On the motion of Mr. GRESSON seconded by Mr. STEWART, it was decided to postpone the consideration of the Bill entitled An Ordinance for authorizing the Construction of a Tramway within the Colony of Hongkong.

ADJOURNMENT.—The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 17th June, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 17th day of June, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD, Governor.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 8.

THURSDAY, 17TH JUNE, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING

R.E.).

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES). the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEph Badeley). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 10th June, 1909, were read and confirmed.

PAPER.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following paper :---

Report of the Superintendent of Prison for the year 1908.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 26 and 27, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :---

No. 26.-Land Registry Office, No. 27.-Magistracy,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

$ 155

$ 80

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 10th June, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PRISON AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Prison Ordinance 1899.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

TRAMWAYS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Tramways Ordinance 1883.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

PUBLIC SERVICE TRANSFER OF DUTIES BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to transfer to certain Officers of the Public Service certain duties at present performed by other Officers.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Mr. HEWETT addressed the Council. Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

PATENTS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Patents Ordinance 1892.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

PREPARED OPIUM AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Prepared Opium Ordinance 1891.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Various members addressed the Council.

Mr. HEWETT moved that the second reading be postponed for six months.

Mr. OSBORNE seconded.

Council divided on the motion which was declared lost, seven members voting against and six-Dr. Ho KAI, Mr. WEI YUK, Mr. HEWETT, Mr. GRESSON, Mr. OSBORNE and Mr. STEWART-for the motion.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

ADJOURNMENT.—The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 24th June, 1909.

Read and confirmed, this 24th day of June, 1909.

C. ('LEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils,

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 9.

THURSDAY, 24TH JUNE, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.). The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.). the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES). the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARling,

R.E.).

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 17th June, 1909, were read and confirmed.

PAPERS.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following papers:-

Report on the Assessment for the year 1909-1910.

Report of the Harbour Master for the year 1908.

FINANCIAL MINUTE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minute No. 28, and moved that it be referred to the Finance Committee

No. 28.-Passages and Relief of Destitutes,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

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REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 17th June, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

STAMP (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Stamp Ordinance 1901 as amended by The Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance 1902.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

PRISON AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Prison Ordinance 1899.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

TRAMWAYS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Tramways Ordinance 1883.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

PUBLIC SERVICE TRANSFER OF DUTIES BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance to transfer to certain Officers of the Public Service certain duties at present per- formed by other Officers.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported with amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do

Bill passed.

pass.

PATENTS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Committee stage of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Patents Ordinance 1892 be postponed.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PREPARED OPIUM AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to further consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Prepared Opium Ordinance 1891.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Mr. HEWETT and His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

ADJOURNMENT.—The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 1st July, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 1st day of July, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 10.

THURSDAY, 1ST JULY, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.). The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.). the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES). the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS Joseph Badeley). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 24th June, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minute No. 29, and moved that it be referred to the Finance Committee :-

No. 29.-Bacteriological Institute and Mortuaries,-Books........$ 155

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 24th June, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PAPERS.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following papers :---

Report on the Hongkong Volunteer Corps for the

year 1908-1909.

Report of the Post Office Department for the year 1908.

Report of the Captain Superintendent of Police and of the Superintendent of Fire

Brigade for the year 1908.

RAILWAYS BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to regulate the construction and management of railways.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

STONECUTTERS' ISLAND AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Stonecutters' Island Ordinance, 1889.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

COMPANIES (LOCAL REGISTERS) AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Companies (Local Registers) Ordinance, 1907.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

INTERPRETATION (FURTHER AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Interpretation Amendment Ordinance, 1908.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

STAMP (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Stamp Ordinance 1901 as amended by The Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance 1902.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

PATENTS AMENDMENT BILL.--The Attorney General moved that the Committee stage of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Patents Ordinance 1892 be postponed.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PEAK TRAMWAY BILL.-Mr. GRESSON moved that the Bill entitled An Ordinance for authorizing the Construction of a Tramway within the Colony of Hongkong be withdrawn.

Mr. STEWART seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 8th July, 1909.

Read and confirmed, this 8th day of July, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 11.

THURSDAY, 8TH JULY, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 1st July, 1909, were read and con- firmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTE.—The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minute No. 30, and moved that it be referred to the Finance Committee :-

No. 30.-Charitable Services,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

.$ 500

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 1st July, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

RAILWAYS BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to regulate the construction and management of railways.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

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STONECUITERS' ISLAND AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Stonecutters' Island Ordinance, 1889.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported with amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do

Bill passed.

pass.

COMPANIES (LOCAL REGISTERS) AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Companies (Local Registers) Ordinance, 1907.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

INTERPRETATION (FURTHER AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Interpretation Amendment Ordinance, 1908.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do

Bill passed.

pass.

STAMP (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend The Stamp Ordinance 1901 as amended by The Stamp (Amendment) Ordinance 1902.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

PATENTS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Committee stage of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Patents Ordinance 1892 be postponed.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 15th July, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 15th day of July, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 12.

THURSDAY, 15TH JULY, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

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the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS Joseph Badeley). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

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The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 8th July, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 31 and 32, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee:-

No. 31.-Police Department, Furniture,

No. 32.-Education, Grants,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

$ 150 1,976

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid ou the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 8th July, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

COMPANIES (LOCAL REGISTERS) AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Companies (Local Registers) Ordinance, 1907, be re-committed.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do

Bill passed.

pass.

RAILWAYS BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance to regulate the construction and management of railways.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put--that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

PATENTS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Committee stage of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Patents Ordinance 1892 be postponed.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned sine die.

Read and confirmed, this 13th day of August, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,

COUNCIL, No. 13.

FRIDAY, 13TH AUGUST, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.0.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

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the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 15th July, 1909, were read and con- firmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 33 to 36, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :---

No. 33.-Public Works Department,

No. 34.-Sanitary Department,..............

No. 35.--Supreme Court,

No. 36.-Public Works Extraordinary, Blake Pier

Shelter,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

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Question-put and agreed to.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 15th July, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUOR LICENCES.-The Colonial Secretary, pursuant to notice, moved a Resolution for the increase of Fees for Licences payable under the provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordinances, 1898-1908.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Mr. OSBORNE and His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

On the motion of Mr. STEWART, seconded by Mr. OSBORNE, consideration of the Resolution was postponed until the next meeting of Council.

MALICIOUS DAMAGE BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Malicious Damage Ordinance, 1865.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

RATING AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Rating Ordinance, 1901.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

TRAMWAY AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

LIQUOR LICENCES AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Extension Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

DOGS (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Dogs Ordinance, 1893.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

CHRISTIAN BURIAL GROUND BILL.--The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to set apart certain Crown Land to be used as a burial ground for persons professing the Christian Religion, other than members of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RELIEF OF DUTIES BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to relieve the Governor-in-Council of certain ministerial duties.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

PATENTS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Patents Ordinance, 1892.

The Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

ADJOURNMENT.—The Council then adjourned until Friday, the 20th August, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 27th day of August, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 14.

FRIDAY, 27TH AUGUST, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

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the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANder MacDonald THOMSON).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 13th August, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 37 and 38, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee

No. 37.--Sanitary Department, Head Stones, No. 38.-Causeway Bay Typhoon Refuge,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

$ 600 18,000

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 13th August, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PAPERS. The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following papers :--

Administrative Reports for the year 1908.

LIQUOR LICENCES.- The Colonial Secretary moved the postponement of the Resolution for the increase of Fees for Licences payable under the provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898-1908.

The Attorney General seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

OPIUM BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to Opium and its Compounds.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

HARBOUR OF REFUGE BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Construction and Maintenance of a Harbour of Refuge upon and over certain portions of the Sea Bed and Foreshore situated upon the Harbour frontage at Taikoktsui, Mongkoktsui, and Yaumati, Kowloon, in this Colony.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

MALICIOUS DAMAGE BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Malicious Damage Ordinance, 1865.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee..

RATING AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Rating Ordinance, 1901.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

TRAMWAY AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved that the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, be postponed.

The Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUOR LICENCES AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved that the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Extension Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902, be postponed.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

DOGS (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Dogs Ordinance, 1893.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

CHRISTIAN BURIAL GROUND BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to set apart certain Crown Land to be used as a burial ground for persons professing the Christian Religion, other than members of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RELIEF OF DUTIES BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to relieve the Governor-in-Council of certain ministerial duties.

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The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

ADJOURNMENT.--The Council then adjourned until Wednesday, the 1st September,

Read and confirmed, this 1st day of September, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 15.

WEDNESDAY, 1ST SEPTEMBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.). The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES). the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DArling,

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R.E.).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.). Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 27th August, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minute No. 39, and moved that it be referred to the Finance Committee :-

No. 39.-Quarantine Station at Lai-chi-kok,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

$3,277.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 27th August, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUOR LICENCES.-The Resolution for the increase of Fees for Licences payable under the provisions of the Liquor Licences, Ordinances, 1898-1908, was not proceeded with.

QUESTION. Mr. M. STEWART, pursuant to notice, asked the following question :-

Is it a fact that, as stated in the newspapers, a coolie was fined $25 at the Police Court for playing a dice game in the street, and that, in the same Court on the same day, fines amounting to less than half that amount were imposed in the case of a conviction for being drunk and disorderly in Morrison Hill Road, and unprovokedly assaulting and wounding Mr. Blowey by striking him several times on the head with a heavy stick?

The Colonial Secretary replied.

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MAGISTRATES AND CRIMINAL LAW FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL.-The Colonial Secre- tary moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Magistrates and Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 1909.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

OPIUM BILL.-The Colonial Secretary moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend and consolidate the Laws relating to Opium and its Compounds.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Mr. M. STEWART and His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Colonial Secretary moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

HARBOUR OF REFUGE BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Construction and Maintenance of a Harbour of Refuge upon and over certain portions of the Sea Bed and Foreshore situated upon the Harbour frontage at Tai- koktsui, Mongkoktsui, and Yaumati, Kowloon, in this Colony, was not proceeded with.

TRAMWAY AMENDMENT BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

LIQUOR LICENCES AMENDMENT BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Exten- sion Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

RATING AMENDMENT BILL.-The Colonial Secretary moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Rating Ordinance, 1901.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

DOGS (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Colonial Secretary moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Dogs Ordinance, 1893.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

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MALICIOUS DAMAGE BILL.-The Committee stage on the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Malicious Damage Ordinance, 1865, was not proceeded with.

CHRISTIAN BURIAL GROUND BILL.-The Committee stage on the Bill entitled An Ordinance to set apart certain Crown Land to be used as a burial ground for persons pro- fessing the Christian Religion, other than members of the Roman Catholic Church, was not proceeded with.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RELIEF OF DUTIES BILL.-The Committee stage on the Bill entitled An Ordinance to relieve the Governor-in-Council of certain ministerial duties, was not proceeded with.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 9th September, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 10th day of September, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD, Governor.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 16.

FRIDAY, 10TH SEPTEMBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

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R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 1st September, 1909, were read and confirmed.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 1st September, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUOR LICENCES.- The Resolution for the increase of Fees for Licences payable under the provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordinances, 1898-1908, was postponed.

LIQUORS BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to provide for the collection of duties upon Intoxicating Liquors.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. HEWETT and Mr. STEWART addressed the Council. Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

MAGISTRATES AND CRIMINAL LAW FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Magistrates and Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 1909.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

HARBOUR OF REFUGE BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Construction and Maintenance of a Harbour of Refuge upon and over certain portions of the Sea Bed and Foreshore situated upon the Harbour frontage at Tai- koktsui, Mongkoktsui, and Yaumati, Kowloon, in this Colony, was not proceeded with.

TRAMWAY AMENDMENT BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

LIQUOR LICENCES AMENDMENT BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Exten- sion Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

MALICIOUS DAMAGE BILL.-The Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Malicious Damage Ordin- ance, 1865.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

CHRISTIAN BURIAL GROUND BILL.-The Committee stage on the Bill entitled An Ordinance to set apart certain Crown Land to be used as a burial ground for persons pro- fessing the Christian Religion, other than members of the Roman Catholic Church, was not proceeded with.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RELIEF OF DUTIES BILL.-The Council resolved itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance to relieve the Governor-in-Council of certain ministerial duties.

1909.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 16th September,

Read and confirmed this 17th day of September, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 17.

THURSDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK John DealTry LugARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

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R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART,

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 10th September, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minute No. 40, and moved that it be referred to the Finance Committee :-

No. 40.-Land Registry Office, Incidental Expenses,

$20.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUOR LICENCES.-The Resolution for the increase of Fees for Licences payable under the provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordinances, 1898-1908, was postponed.

LIQUORS BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to provide for the collection of duties upon Intoxicating Liquors.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

His Excellency the Governor, Dr. Ho KAI, Mr. WEI YUK, Mr. HEWETT and Mr. STEWART addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until 4 p.m. on Friday, the 17th September, 1909.

Read and confirmed, this 17th day of September, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 18.

FRIDAY, 17TH SEPTEMBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

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the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 16th September, 1909, were read and confirmed.

LIQUORS BILL.-The Council went into Committee for the further consideration of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to provide for the collection of duties upon Intoxicating Liquors.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Standing Orders be suspended.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put--that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

ADJOURNMENT.--The Council then adjourned sine die.

Read and confirmed this 7th day of October, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 19.

. THURSDAY, 7TH OCTOBER, 1909.

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PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (WILLIAM REES DAVIES, K.C.).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEph Badeley). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 17th September, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTE.—The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minute No. 41, and moved that it be referred to the Finance Committee :-

No. 41.-Compensation for resumption of Lot No. 3212

in Survey District IV, New Territories,... $302.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PAPERS. The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following papers:--

Summary of Recommendations made by the Retrenchment Committee. with the

decision of the Governor thereon.

Draft Estimates for the year 1910.

Financial Statements in connection with the Estimates for 1910.

Abstract showing differences between the Estimates of Expenditure for 1909 and

1910.

MARKET BYELAWS.-The Colonial Secretary moved the approval of the Market Byelaws made by the Sanitary Board under Section 16 of the Public Health and Buildings Ordin- ance, 1903, on the 31st August, 1909.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

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COMMITTEES.-His Excellency the Governor, in accordance with Standing Order No. 47, appointed the following Committees for 1909-1910:--

Finance Committee.--All the Members of the Council, except the Governor, with

the Honourable the Colonial Secretary as Chairman.

Law Committee.-The Honourable the Attorney General (Chairman), the Hon- ourables the Captain Superintendent of Police, Dr. Ho KAI, Mr. WEI YUK and Mr. STEWART.

Public Works Committee.-The Honourable the Director of Public Works (Chair- man), the Honourables the Colonial Treasurer, Mr. HEWETT, Mr. GRESSON and Mr. OSBORNE.

MALICIOUS DAMAGE BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Malicious Damage Ordinance, 1865.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do

Bill passed.

pass.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RELIEF OF DUTIES BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to relieve the Governor-in-Council of certain duties.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

APPROPRIATION BILL.-The Colonial Secretary moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to apply a sum not exceeding Five million six hundred and twenty- five thousand six hundred and eighty-three Dollars to the Public Service of the year 1910.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

LIQUORS ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First read- ing of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquors Ordinance, 1909.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

TRADE MARKS BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Law relating to Trade Marks.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

STEAM BOILERS BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to provide for the periodical Inspection of Steam Boilers and Prime Movers.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question--put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' PENSION (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Widows' and Orphans' Pen- sion Ordinance, 1908.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Protection of Women and Girls Ordinance, 1897, as amended by the Protection of Women and Girls Amendment Ordinance, 1905.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

RECREATION GROUNDS BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to provide for the Reservation of certain lands in Victoria, in the Peak District, and in Kowloon as Recreation Grounds, and to provide for Regulations as to the use thereof.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

PUBLIC PLACES REGULATION AMENDMENT BILL. The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Public Places Regulation Ordin- ance, 1870.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

CHINESE EXTRADITION AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Chinese Extradition Ordinance, 1889.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

HARBOUR OF REFUGE BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Construction and Maintenance of a Harbour of Refuge upon and over certain portions of the Sea Bed and Foreshore situated upon the Harbour frontage at Tai- koktsui, Mongkoktsui, and Yaumati, Kowloon, in this Colony, was not proceeded with.

TRAMWAY (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

LIQUOR LICENCES (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Exten- sion Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902. was not proceeded with.

CHRISTIAN BURIAL GROUND BILL.-The Committee stage on the Bill entitled An Ordinance to set apart certain Crown Land to be used as a burial ground for persons pro- fessing the Christian Religion, other than members of the Roman Catholic Church, was not proceeded with.

1909.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 14th October,

F. D. LUGARD.

Read and confirmed, this 21st day of October, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

Governor.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 20.

THURSDAY, 21ST OCTOBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

George Broadwood, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

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the Attorney General, (WILLIAM REES DAVIES, K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 7th October, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 42 to 46, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :—

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250.

No. 42.-Botanical and Forestry Department, Typewriter, ...$ 165. No. 43.-Audit Department, Temporary European Clerk, No. 44.-Treasury, Allowance to one additional Police Ser-

geant as Supervisor of Revenue Collection, N.T., 100.

No. 45.-Police Department, Other Charges,

5,700.

No. 46.-Prison Department, Subsistence of Prisoners, ...... 1,100.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 7th October, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUOR LICENCES.- The Resolution for the increase of Fees for Licences payable under the provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordinances, 1898-1908, was postponed.

APPROPRIATION BILL.-The Colonial Secretary moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to apply a sum not exceeding Five million six hundred and twenty- five thousand six hundred and eighty-three Dollars to the Public Service of the year 1910.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

All the Unofficial Members, the Colonial Treasurer, the Director of Public Works, the Colonial Secretary and His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

The Colonial Secretary moved that the Bill be referred to the Finance Committee.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUORS ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquors Ordinance, 1909.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved the suspension of the Standing Orders and that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

HARBOUR OF REFUGE BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Construction and Maintenance of a Harbour of Refuge upon and over certain portions of the Sea Bed and Foreshore situated upon the Harbour frontage at Taikoktsui, Mongkoktsui, and Yaumati, Kowloon, in this Colony.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed.

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TRADE MARKS BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Law relating to Trade Marks, was not proceeded with.

STEAM BOILERS BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to pro- vide for the periodical Inspection of Steam Boilers and Prime Movers, was not proceeded with.

WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' PENSION (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Widows' and Orphans' Pension Ordinance, 1908, was not proceeded with.

PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Protection of Women and Girls Ordinance, 1897, as amended by the Protection of Women and Girls Amendment Ordinance, 1905, was not proceeded with.

RECREATION GROUNDS BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to- provide for the Reservation of certain lands in Victoria, in the Peak District, and in Kow- loon as Recreation Grounds, and to provide for Regulations as to the use thereof, was not proceeded with.

PUBLIC PLACES REGULATION AMENDMENT BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Public Places Regulation Ordinance, 1870, was not proceeded with.

CHINESE EXTRADITION AMENDMENT BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Chinese Extradition Ordinance, 1889, was not proceeded with.

TRAMWAY (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

LIQUOR LICENCES (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Exten- sion Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

CHRISTIAN BURIAL GROUND BILL.-The Committee stage on the Bill entitled An Ordinance to set apart certain Crown Land to be used as a burial ground for persons pro- fessing the Christian Religion, other than members of the Roman Catholic Church, was not proceeded with.

ADJOURNMENT.—The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 28th October, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 28th day of October, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 21.

THURSDAY, 28TH OCTOBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZELAND).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE Messer).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES). the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 21st October, 1909, were read and confirmed.

NEW MEMBER.-Mr. HAZELAND took the Oath and assumed his seat as a Member of the Council.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 47 to 50, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :-

No. 47.-Maintenance of Kowloon Water Works, l'.W.R.,...$1,600. No. 48.-Land Registry Office, Other Charges,

No. 49.--Miscellaneous Services, Coal,

No. 50.-Charitable Services, Passages and Relief of Des-

titutes,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

90.

500.

614.

Question-put and agreed to.

His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council with reference to Financial Minute No. 50.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance (ommittee dated the 21st October, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Liquor Licences.-The Resolution for the increase of Fees for Licences payable under the provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordinances, 1898-1908, was postponed.

QUESTIONS. Mr. HEWETT, pursuant to notice, asked the following questions :—

As it is understood that Mr. A. Carter, Sanitary Surveyor, has been retired from the Government service, will the Honourable the Colonial Secretary inform the Council when this official first received notice as to his being pensioned?

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Is it not a fact that Mr. Carter was at home on leave for nearly a twelvemonth in the full belief that he was to return to this Colony and that within five weeks of the date of the expiring of his leave (as shown in the Civil Service List) and when he was on the point of leaving England to take up his appointment here he was for the first time informed by the Colonial Office that his services were no longer required?

Will the Government, taking into consideration the fact of Mr. Carter's good service, and that owing to his age he is now no longer eligible for obtaining fresh employment in a Government or municipal office, recommend to the Secretary of State that under the exceptional circumstances of the case Mr. Carter be granted a special pension of say £130 p.a.; or as an alternative an offer of re-employment here on similar conditions to those of his former post?

In the event of the Government being unable to agree to this will His Excellency

consent to refer the question as now raised to the Secretary of State?

The Colonial Secretary replied.

Mr. STEWART, pursuant to notice, asked the following question :-

To whom, for what public purpose, and for how long has the plot of Government

ground between the New Law Courts and the Praya been let?

The Director of Public Works replied.

SUBSIDIARY COINAGE.-Mr. STEWART gave notice that he would move the following Resolution at the next meeting of the Council:-

That in the opinion of this Council the issue of a new subsidiary coinage convertible at par would not be successful unless the use of all other subsidiary coins were prohibited in the Colony, and that, in the circumstances, it is undesirable to deal with the matter except as part of a comprehensive scheme of local currency reform.

APPROPRIATION BILL.- The Colonial Secretary certified that the Bill entitled An Ordin- ance to apply a sum not exceeding Five milllion six hundred and twenty-five thousand six hundred and eighty-three Dollars to the Public Service of the year 1910, was considered clause by clause in the presence of all the Members of the Finance Committee and that in the opinion of the Committee the Bill may be dealt with by the Council in the same manner as a Bill reported on by a Committee of the whole Council, and moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

CHRISTIAN BURIAL GROUND BILL.The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordin- ance to set apart certain Crown Land to be used as a burial ground for persons professing the Christian Religion, other than members of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

HARBOUR OF REFUGE BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Construction and Maintenance of a Harbour of Refuge upon and over certain portions of the Sea Bed and Foreshore situated upon the Harbour frontage at Taikoktsui, Mongkoktsui, and Yaumati, Kowloon, in this Colony, should be recommitted.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

STEAM BOILERS BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to provide for the periodical Inspection of Steam Boilers and Prime Movers.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' PENSION (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Widows' and Orphans' Pension Ordinance, 1908.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass. Bill passed.

PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND GIRLS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Protection of Women and Girls Ordinance, 1897, as amended by the Protection of Women and Girls Amendment Ordinance, 1905.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

RECREATION GROUNDS BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to provide for the Reservation of cer- tain lands in Victoria, in the Peak District, and in Kowloon as Recreation Grounds, and to provide for Regulations as to the use thereof.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

PUBLIC PLACES REGULATION AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Public Places Regulation Ordinance, 1870.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

CHINESE EXTRADITION AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Chinese Extradition Ordinance, 1889.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

TRADE MARKS BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Law relating to Trade Marks.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

TRAMWAY (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

LIQUOR LICENCES (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Exten- sion Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

1909.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 11th November,

Read and confirmed, this 11th day of November, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 22.

THURSDAY, 11TH NOVEMBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.). His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (Sir FRANCIS HENRY MAY, K.C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZELAND).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSeph Badeley). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 28th October, 1909, were read and confirmed.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SIR F. H. MAY, K.C.M.G.-His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council and read a telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies stating that His Majesty the King had been pleased to promote Mr. F. H. MAY, Colonial Secretary, to be Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.

The Colonial Secretary replied.

DEATH OF PRINCE ITO.-His Excellency the Governor informed the Council that he telegraphed the sympathy of the Colony with the Japanese Government in their great loss owing to the assassination of Prince Iro and read a telegram received in reply from His Majesty's Ambassador at Tokyo.

FINANCIAL MINUTE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minute No. 51, and moved that it be referred to the Finance Committee :-

No. 51.-Typhoon and Rainstorm Damages, P.W.R.,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

.$33,510.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 28th October, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUOR LICENCES.- The Resolution for the increase of Fees for Licences payable under the provisions of the Liquor Licences Ordinances, 1898-1908, was postponed.

SANITARY BYE-LAWS.-The Colonial Secretary moved the approval of the following Bye-laws made by the Sanitary Board under Section 16 of the Public Health and Buildings Ordinance, 1903, on the 26th October, 1909 :-

(a.) Mosquito Breeding.

(b.) Slaughter-houses and Slaughter of Animals.

The Director of Public Works seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

RESOLUTION.-Mr. STEWART, pursuant to notice, addressed the Council and moved the following Resolution:-

That in the opinion of this Council the issue of a new subsidiary coinage convertible at par would not be successful unless the use of all other subsidiary coins were prohibited in the Colony, and that, in the circumstances, it is undesirable to deal with the matter except as part of a comprehensive scheme of local cur- rency reform.

Mr. HEWETT addressed the Council and seconded.

Mr. OSBORNE and His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council, and the Resolu- tion was subsequently withdrawn.

QUESTIONS.-Mr. STEWART, pursuant to notice, asked the following questions:

(1.) Is it a fact that, in the original instance, the postponement of the King's Birth- day Celebrations was ordered by the Secretary of State without any previous reference of the matter to, or consultation with, the Government of this Colony?

(2.) If so, will the Government convey to the Secretary of State a respectful intima-

tion that such treatment is resented in the Colony?

(3.) In view of the fact that the well known date of the birthday of His Britannic Majesty was chosen for the obsequies of the late Dowager Empress of China some weeks ago, and that up to last Friday the Secretary of State gave no sign that he considered that the claims of the latter over-rode those of the former in this British Colony, has the Government any information as to the reason for this sudden change of attitude?

The Colonial Secretary replied.

QUESTIONS.-Mr. STEWART, pursuant to notice, asked the following questions

Is it necessary to the work on the Post Office that the plot of Government Land between the Law Courts and the Praya should be largely occupied as work- men's dwellings?

How many people are housed nightly in the quarters which the Contractor is allowed to maintain there, and what rent, if any, does he draw from their occupation? Are all the people housed there engaged in work on the Post Office?

And are we to understand that the public may be asked to put up with the nuisance created by the condition of the plot in question for the year or more during which the Post Office will be in course of construction?

The Director of Public Works replied.

CHRISTIAN BURIAL GROUND BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to set apart certain Crown Land to be used as a burial ground for persons professing the Christian Religion.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

HARBOUR OF REFUGE BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Bill entitled An Ordinance to authorize the Construction and Maintenance of a Harbour of Refuge upon and over certain portions of the Sea Bed and Foreshore situated upon the Harbour frontage at Taikoktsui, Mongkoktsui, and Yaumati, Kowloon, in this Colony, should be recommitted.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

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Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

TRADE MARKS BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Council resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Council to consider the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Law relating to Trade Marks.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, the Bill being left in Committee.

TRAMWAY (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

LIQUOR LICENCES (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Exten- sion Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Friday, the 26th November, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 2nd day of December, 1909.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 23.

THURSDAY, 2ND DECEMBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (Sir FRANCIS HENRY MAY, K.C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZELAND).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GResson.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

The Council met pursuant to summons.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 11th November, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 52 to 54, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :---

No. 52.-Printing and Binding Miscellaneous Papers, ......$ 7,500. No. 53. Salaries and Expenses of Customs and Excise Staff, 19,350. No. 54.--Allowance to District Officer acting as First Police

Magistrate,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

325.

Question-put and agreed to.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee dated the 11th November, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

PAPERS.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the following paper :-

Memorandum on the Licensing of Public Houses in Hongkong.

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SANITARY BYE-LAWS.-The Colonial Secretary moved the approval of the following Bye-laws made by the Sanitary Board under Section 16 of the Public Health and Buildings Ordinance, 1903 :-

(u.) Depôts for Cattle, Pigs, Sheep and Goats.

(b.) Cemetery Bye-laws Nos. 6, 10 and 11.

(c.) Cemetery Bye-law No. 12.

The Director of Public Works seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

DUTIES ON NATIVE WINES AND SPIRITS.-The Colonial Secretary addressed the Council and moved the Resolution under Section 3 (1) of the Liquors Ordinances, 1909, as published in Government Notification No. 76 of the 2nd December, 1909, substituting a new scale of duties on native wines and spirits and on intoxicating liquors above prcof strength.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

RESOLUTION.—Mr. STEWART, pursuant to notice, addressed the Council and moved the following Resolution :-

That in the opinion of this Council immediate steps should be taken to ahate the nuisance created by the condition of the plot of Government land between the Law Courts and the Praya.

Mr. OSBORNE addressed the Council and seconded.

Mr. HEWETT, the Colonial Secretary and His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council, and the Resolution was subsequently withdrawn.

STEAM BOILERS RULES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Draft Rules under Section 10 of the Steam Boilers Ordinance, 1909.

TRADE MARKS BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Bill entitled An Ordin- ance to amend the Law relating to Trade Marks, be recommitted.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

STAMP FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Stamp Ordinance, 1901.

The Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Code of Civil Procedure.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

SQUATTERS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Squatters Ordinance, 1890.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

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FORESHORES AND SEA BED NEW TERRITORIES EXEMPTION BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to exempt Crown Leases granted in respect of Foreshore and submerged lands in the New Territories from a certain condition. imposed under the Foreshores and Sea Bed Ordinance, 1901.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Wireless Telegraphy Ordinance, 1903, and the Wireless Telegraphy Ordinance, 1909.

The Colonial Secretary seconded. Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

ORDER AND CLEANLINESS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the First reading of a Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Order and Cleanliness Ordinance, 1867.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

LIQUOR LICENCES (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved the withdrawal of the Bill read a first time on the 13th of last August entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Extension Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902, and moved that in substitution therefor a new Bill having the same title should be read a first time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

TRAMWAY (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance- to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 9th December, 1909.

Read and confirmed, this 9th day of December, 1909.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, No. 24.

THURSDAY, 9TH DECEMBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.). The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (Sir HENRY FRANCIS MAY, K.C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZELAND).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

George Broadwood, C.B.).

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 2nd December, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 55 and 56, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :-

No. 55.-Colonial Secretary's Department and Legislature,

Other Charges,........

No. 56.-Drawings of the Lispa Sinensis Fly,

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

$ 100.00.

60.72.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee, dated the 2nd December, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

REPORT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Public Works Committee dated the 2nd December, 1909.

TRADE MARKS BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Bill entitled An Ordin- ance to amend the Law relating to Trade Marks, be recommitted.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

STAMP FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Stamp Ordinance, 1901.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council, resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Code of Civil Procedure.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. STEWART, Mr. HEWETT and Mr. OSBORNE addressed the Council, and the Bill was not proceeded with.

SQUATTERS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Squatters Ordin- ance, 1890.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

FORESHORES AND SEA BED NEW TERRITORIES EXEMPTION BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the S ond reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to exempt Crown Leases granted in respect of Foreshore and submerged lands in the New Territories from a certain condition imposed under the Foreshores and Sea Bed Ordinance,

1901.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Wireless Telegraphy Ordinance, 1903, and the Wireless Telegraphy Ordinance, 1909.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

ORDER AND CLEANLINESS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Order and Cleanliness Ordinance, 1867.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported without amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

LIQUOR LICENCES (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General addressed the Council and moved the Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Extension Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

His Excellency the Governor and Mr. STEWART addressed the Council.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

TRAMWAY (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned until Thursday, the 16th December, 1909.

Read and confirmed this 16th day of December, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. D. LUGARD,

Governor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,

COUNCIL, No. 25.

THURSDAY, 16TH DECEMBER, 1909.

PRESENT:

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

(Sir FREDERICK JOHN DEALTRY LUGARD, K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O.).

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (Sir HENRY FRANCIS MAY, K.C.M.G.).

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZELAND).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSeph Badeley). Dr. Họ KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT

Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Council met pursuant to adjournment.

The Minutes of the last Meeting, held on the 9th December, 1909, were read and confirmed.

FINANCIAL MINUTES.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table Financial Minutes Nos. 57 to 59, and moved that they be referred to the Finance Committee :—

No. 57.-Magistracy, Other Charges, New Territories, In-

cidental Expenses,

No. 58.-Floating Fire Engine,

No. 59.-Post Office, Carriage of Mails and Light,

$

300.

44,121.

81,314.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.-The Colonial Secretary laid on the table the Report of the Finance Committee dated the 9th December, 1909, and moved its adoption.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

LIQUOR DUTIES REBATE TO THE SERVICES.-The Colonial Secretary addressed the Council and moved the Resolution under Section 2 of the Liquors Ordinance Amendment Ordinance, 1909, as published in Government Notification No. 802 of the 16th December, 1909, authorising the payment of a rebate for the years 1909 and 1910 of the duties paid on intoxicating liquors by the Naval and Military Authorities.

The Colonial Treasurer addressed the Council and seconded. His Excellency the Governor addressed the Council. Question-put and agreed to.

WIRELESS STATION ON PRATAS ISLAND.-His Excellency the Governor informed the Council that instructions have been issued by the Chinese Government to proceed with the necessary arrangements for the establishment of a wireless station on Pratas Island.

STAMP FURTHER AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Stamp Ordinance, 1901.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Dr. Ho KAI moved that the Bill be recommitted with a view to consider the last clause.

Mr. WEI YUK seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendment.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

SQUATTERS AMENDMENT BILL.-The Attorney General moved the Third reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Squatters Ordinance, 1890.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

LIQUOR LICENCES (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Attorney General moved that the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Liquor Licences Ordinance, 1898, and the Liquor Licences Extension Ordinance, 1908, and to repeal the Liquor Licences Amendment Ordinance, 1902, be recommitted.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Council in Committee on the Bill.

Council resumed, and Bill reported with amendments.

The Attorney General moved that the Bill be read a third time.

The Colonial Secretary seconded.

Question-put and agreed to.

Bill read a third time.

Question put-that this Bill do pass.

Bill passed.

CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AMENDMENT BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Code of Civil Procedure, was not proceeded with.

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TRAMWAY (AMENDMENT) BILL.-The Second reading of the Bill entitled An Ordinance to amend the Tramway Ordinance, 1902, was not proceeded with.

ADJOURNMENT.-The Council then adjourned sine die.

Governor.

Read and confirmed this

day of

1910.

Clerk of Councils.

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No. 1.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 25th February, 1909.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT GEORGE

BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (WILLIAM REES DAVIES, K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANder Macdonald THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.). the Registrar General, (EDWARD ALEXANDER IRVING).

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Dr. Ho Kal, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

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Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. HENRY ADOLPHUS WARRE SLADE.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY).

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 1.-Harbour Master's Department,

No. 2.-Police and Prison Departments,

No. 3.-Public Works, Extraordinary,

.$ 450.00

180.00

1,548.40 2,400.00

654.00

No. 4.-Miscellaneous Services,

No. 5.-Harbour Master's Department,

No. 6. Audit Department,

1,092.00

No. 7.-Miscellaneous Services,

10.47

No. 8.-Public Works, Extraordinary,

180.00

No. 9.-Colonial Secretary's Department and Legis-

lature,

47.00

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 11th March, 1909.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY, Chairman.

No. 2.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 1st April, 1909.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY Darling,

R.E.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.).

the Registrar General, (EDWARD ALEXANDER IRVING).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH Badeley).

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Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. HENRY ADOLPHUS WARRE SLADE.

ABSENT:

"The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 10.-Compensation to Licensees for closure of

Opium Divans,

No. 11.-Medical Department,.

.....

.$11,613

50

950

No. 12.-Observatory,

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 13th May, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY, Chairman.

No. 3.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 13th May, 1909.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS Joseph Badeley). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

""

"

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. HENRY ADOLPHUS WARRE SLADE.

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The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor:---

No. 13.-Public Works, Extraordinary,

No. 14.-Public Works Department,.

No. 15.-Medical Department,

No. 16.-Colonial Secretary's Department,

....

No. 17.-Medical Department,

$5,450

2,213

90

270

302

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 20th May, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY,

Chairman,

No. 4.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 20th May, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DArling,

R.E.).

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the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MacDonald THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS Joseph Badeley). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

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Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

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The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 18.-Registrar General's Department,

No. 19.-Governor,

No. 20.-Public Works, Extraordinary,

$

132.50

269.00

25,000.00

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 27th May, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY,

Chairman.

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No. 5.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG, On the 27th May, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

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the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman. the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.). the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH Badeley). Dr. Ho KA1, M.B., C.M.G.

35

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. HENRY EDWARD POLLOCK, K.C.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

The Committee considered the items contained in the Supplementary Appropriation Bill and unanimously agreed to recommend that they be voted.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 10th June, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY,

Chairman.

No. 6.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 10th June, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEph Badeley). Dr. Ho KA1, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

""

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT :

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 21.-Typhoon and Rainstorm Damages,,

No. 22.-Military Expenditure, Volunteers,

No. 23.-Medical Departments,

No. 24.-Miscellaneous Services,

No. 25.-Water Works,

...$ 3,700

500

650

500

19,917

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 17th June, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

No. 7.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS:

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 17th June, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY Darling,

R.E.).

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the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON), Chairman.

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

""

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY).

Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

""

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

""

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 26.-Land Registry Office,

No. 27. Magistracy,

.$ 155

80

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 24th June, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

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No. 8.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

- AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 24th June, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho Kal, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GREsson.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

""

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minute under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 28.-Passages and Relief of Destitutes,

$ 200

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above vote be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 1st July, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

No. 9.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 1st July, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON), Chairman.

21

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

3

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY).

Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

19

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

""

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

ABSENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

R.E.).

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minute under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 29.-Bacteriological Institute and Mortuaries,-Books,...$ 155

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above vote be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 8th July, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

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No. 10.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 8th July, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRy Darling,

R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MacDonald THOMSON), Chairman.

(Alexander MACDONALD

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

""

the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

""

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

""

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

""

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

""

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minute under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 30.-Charitable Services,

$ 500

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above vote be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 15th July, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman,

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No. 11.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 15th July, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

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235

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3

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=

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R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON), Chairman. the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.). the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho Kal, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARd Osborne.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 31.-Police Department, Furniture,

No. 32. Education, Grants,

.$ 150 1,976

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 13th August, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

:

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

No. 12.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 13th August, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARling,

R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON), Chairman.

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 33.-Public Works Department,

No. 34.-Sanitary Department,..

No. 35.-Supreme Court,

No. 36. Public Works Extraordinary, Blake Pier

Shelter,

.$ 8,344 2,600

85

2,155

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 27th August, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

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No. 13.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 27th August, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRY DARLING,

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R.E.).

the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 37.-Sanitary Department, Head Stones,............$ No. 38-Causeway Bay Typhoon Refuge,..........

600 18,000

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 1st September, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman,

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No. 14.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 1st September, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON), Chairman.

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

ABSENT :

The Honourable the Officer Commanding the Troops, (Colonel CHARLES HENRy Darling,

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R.E.).

the Attorney General, (Sir HENRY SPENCER BERKELEY, Kt., K.C.). Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minute under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :

No. 39.-Quarantine Station at Lai-chi-kok,

.$3,277.

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above vote be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 10th September, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

A. M. THOMSON,

Chairman.

No. 15.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 7th October, 1909.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (WILLIAM REES DAVIES, K.C.).

the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE Messer).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho Kal, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 40.-Land Registry Office, Incidental Expenses,......$ 20. No. 41.-Compensation for resumption of Lot No. 3212

Survey District IV, New Territories,

302.

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 21st October, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY,

Chairman.

No. 16.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 21st October, 1909.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General Robert

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman.

the Attorney General, (WILLIAM REES DAVIES, K.C.).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES ).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY ). Dr. Ho KA1, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GREesson.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY Stewart.

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The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :--

250.

No. 42.-Botanical and Forestry Department, Typewriter, ......$ 165. No. 43-Audit Department, Temporary European Clerk,........... No. 44.-Treasury, Allowance to one additional Police Sergeant as Supervisor of Revenue Collection, New Territories, .

109.

No. 45.-Police Department, Other Charges, No. 46.-Prison Department, Subsistence of Prisoners,............

5,700. 1,100.

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

APPROPRIATION BILL.-The Committee then considered clause by clause the Bill entitled An Ordinance.to apply a sum not exceeding Five million six hundred and twenty- five thousand six hundred and eighty-three Dollars to the Public Service of the year 1910: and advised that the Bill be reported without amendment.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 28th October, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY, Chairman.

No. 17.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

On the 28th October, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (FRANCIS HENRY MAY, C.M.G.), Chairman.

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZEland).

the Colonial Treasurer, (CHARLES MCILVAINE MESSER).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES). the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KA1, M.B., C.M.G.

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE Gresson.

Mr. EDWARD Osborne.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 47.-Maintenance of Kowloon Water Works, P.W.R.,...$1,600. No. 48.-Land Registry Office, Other Charges,

*90.

No. 49.-Miscellaneous Services, Coal,

500.

No. 50.-Charitable Services, Passages and Relief of Des-

titutes,

614.

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 11th November, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY, Chairman.

No. 18.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG.

On the 11th November, 1909.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (Sir FRANCIS HENRY MAY, K.C.M.G.), Chairman.

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR Hazeland).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY ). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

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Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minute under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 51.-Typhoon and Rainstorm Damages, P.W.R.,.......$33,510.

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above vote be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 2nd December, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY,

Chairman.

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No. 19.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

on the 2nd December, 1909.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (Sir FRANCIS HENRY MAY, K.C.M.G.), Chairman.

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZELAND).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor

.$ 7,500.

No. 52.-Printing and Binding Miscellaneous Papers, No. 53. Salaries and Expenses of Customs and Excise Staff, 19,350. No. 54.-Allowance to District Officer acting as First Police

Magistrate,

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325.

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed..

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 9th December, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY,

Chairman.

No. 20.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG,

on the 9th December, 1909.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (Sir HENRY FRANCIS MAY, K.C.M.G.), Chairman.

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the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZeland).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS JOSEPH BADELEY). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

ABSENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE Gresson.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :—

No. 55.-Colonial Secretary's Department and Legislature,

Other Charges,....

No. 56. Drawings of the Lispa Sinensis Fly,

.$100.00.

60.72.

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the 16th December, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

F. H. MAY,

Chairman.

No. 21.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

FINANCE COMMITTEE,

AT A MEETING HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, HONGKONG

on the 16th December, 1909.

PRESENT:

His Excellency the General Officer Commanding the Troops, (Major-General ROBERT

GEORGE BROADWOOD, C.B.).

The Honourable the Colonial Secretary, (Sir HENRY FRANCIS MAY, K.C.M.G.), Chairman.

the Attorney General, (FRANCIS ARTHUR HAZELAND).

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the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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the Director of Public Works, (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES).

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the Registrar General, (ARTHUR WINBOLT BREWIN).

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the Captain Superintendent of Police, (FRANCIS Joseph Badeley). Dr. Ho KAI, M.B., C.M.G.

Mr WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Mr. MURRAY STEWART.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE Gresson.

The Committee met pursuant to summons.

Read the following Minutes under the hand of His Excellency the Governor :-

No. 57.-Magistracy, Other Charges, New Territories, In-

cidental Expenses,

No. 58.-Floating Fire Engine,

No. 59.-Post Office, Carriage of Mails and Light,

300.

44,121.

81,314.

The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the above votes be passed.

The Committee then adjourned sine die.

Laid before the Legislative Council and adopted on the

1910.

Clerk of Councils,

Chairman.

No. 2.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

PUBLIC

OF THE

WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 30th December, 1908.

PRESENT:

The Honourable the Director of Public Works (WILLIAM CHATHAM, C.M.G.), Chairman.

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXAnder Macdonald Thomson).

Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. HENRY ADOLPHUS WARRE SLADE.

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ABSENT:

The Honourable Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

Proposed Tramway to Victoria Gap viâ Glenealy. (C.S.O. 6272/1906.)

The Chairman stated that 3 proposals, plans and sections of which were laid before the Committee, had been submitted to Government for the construction of that portion of the tramway extending from Upper Albert Road to Robinson Road, namely

(i.) By an open cutting running through the western section of the Public

Gardens and intersecting the areas occupied by palm trees.

(ii.) By a tunnel about 300 yards long, underneath the Public Gardens, commen- cing below Upper Albert Road and emerging near the entrance to Glenealy culvert, whence the line would be in the open and would approximately follow the course of the existing nullah.

(iii.) Partly by cutting in an unimportant portion of the Public Gardens and

partly by bridging in Glenealy supported on lofty trestles.

He further stated that (i) was the original proposal prepared by Messrs. DENISON, RAM & GIBBS when the Government was first approached on the subject, and that His Excellency Sir M. NATHAN had refused to consent to it on the ground that it would cause serious damage to the Public Gardens. Scheme (ii) was then submitted but, before any definite conclusion was arrived at, the matter passed into the hands of Messrs. LEIGH & ORANGE, who, after a survey of the ground, prepared scheme (iii).

After full discussion, during which the opinion was freely expressed that there was great need of additional facilities for reaching the High Levels and Hill District, the follow- ing recommendations were unanimously agreed to:-

(a.) That proposal (iii) (bridging and trestles in Glenealy) be not approved. (b.) That proposal (i) (open cutting through the Public Gardens) is the best and should be adopted, the damage done to the Gardens not being, in the opi- nion of the Committee, so serious as to justify its rejection. The width of the cutting to be reduced as far as possible by the construction of retaining walls, if necessary.

(c.) That, failing the approval of proposal (i) by Government, proposal (ii) should

be adopted.

The Committee were of opinion that the zig-zag pathway between Government House and St. Paul's College should not be closed and that the Tramway Co. should be required to carry out whatever alterations were necessary to preserve this path for the use of the public.

With regard to the Limits of Deviation shown on Messrs. LEIGH & ORANGE's plan, the Committee were of opinion that these could be much curtailed and should be restricted to the narrowest possible limits.

The Committee then adjourned.

W. CHATHAM,

Laid before the Legislative Council this 11th day of March, 1909.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

Chairman.

No. 1.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 2nd December, 1909.

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PRESENT:

The Honourable the Director of Public Works (PATRICK NICHOLAS HILL JONES), Chairman.

the Colonial Treasurer (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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Mr. EDBERT ANSGAR HEWETT.

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Mr. WILLIAM JARDINE GRESSON.

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Mr. EDWARD OSBORNE.

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Re-laying of Ice House Street with wood paving. (C.S.O. 1523/1905.)

The Members having discussed the relative merits and prices of other road materials and the somewhat heavy expense entailed by wood paving finally unanimously agreed that this street should be paved with this material as an experiment in such paving, adding that it would be possible when re-constructing to then improve this street by abolition of the gutters and in other ways.

Extension of Peak Tramway to Queen's Road.

(C.S.O. 6272/1906.)

The Chairman then stated that he had been asked to "obtain the opinion of the Public Works Committee on the point whether the extension of the Peak Tramway to Queen's Road on trestles along Garden Road is a desirable improvement in the public interest". The Members were unanimously in favour of the extension but, after some considerable discus- sion, they decided that the question of trestles was a difficult matter to come to an opinion about with no plan before them. They stated that the least objectionable form of trestles, if there were no better means of carrying the tram line, should be adopted, but that as regards the form the line should take from the nullah to the Queen's Road, further details should be supplied before the Public Works Committee be asked to express an opinion as to the desirability, or feasibility, of one system or another.

They did not however think that the vicinity to the Cathedral should prevent the exten- sion of this line by trestles or any other form of supports that might be decided upon.

P. N. H. JONES, Chairman.

Laid before the Legislative Council this 9th day of December, 1909.

C. CLEMENTI,

Clerk of Councils.

HONGKONG.

No. 1509

REPORT ON THE PROPOSED BOAT-SHELTER AT MONGKOKTSUI BY MR. J. F. BOULTON.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, February 25th, 1909.

PUBLIC WORKS OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 1st February, 1909.

SIR,-I beg to submit the following report on my recent conference with Messrs. Coode, Son and Matthews, the Consulting Engineers, with reference to the Proposed Shelter at Mongkoktsui, for the protection of small craft during typhoons. The object of the conference was to obtain an expression of opinion upon the suitability of the proposed shelter and the sufficiency of the proposed break-water.

To enable the Consulting Engineers to pronounce upon the subject, I supplied them with the following materials and data:-Charts of Hongkong Harbour and surroundings, showing the relative positions of the anchorages and of the proposed shelter; the depth of the water in and adjoining the shelter; the maximum exposure which the breakwater would have to face; and the positions of various sea walls which withstood the typhoon of 18th September 1906, and of others which were damaged or demolished by that typhoon. Detail Drawings of the sea walls referred to. Diagrams prepared from Kowloon Observatory records showing the daily direction, force, and duration of the wind during a series of years. Tabular statements showing the behaviour of the wind during a number of severe typhoons, as registered at the Kowloon Observatory. Information concerning the character of the sea as developed by a typhoon; and concerning the character of the small craft which the shelter is designed to protect. Particulars about the levels and nature of the hard bottom and overlying deposit on the site of the break water. A detail cross section of the propose.l breakwater, and a specification of the same. A schedule of prices of materials and labour. Information about the location and character of the quarries from which materials are to be drawn for constructing the breakwater; about local methods of work; etc., etc., etc.

The Consulting Engineers were of opinion that, as typhoons mostly begin from the north- east, the position of the shelter, being under the lea of the shore, was well chosen from the point of view of accessibility.

They considered that the breakwater, either with regard to its direction or the extent of the sheltering work contemplated, could not be improved.

But they were of opinion that, unless the widths of the entrances were contracted, the area effectively sheltered by the breakwater would be much and unnecessarily reduced.

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The obvious way of contracting the width of the northern entrance was to continue the breakwater northward for some distance; but I had to point out that, if that were done, the contracted entrance would be blocked by the rocky shoal which projects southward from K.M.L. 32 (the Asiatic Petroleum Co.'s Oil Works). The best way, therefore, and ultimately the most economical way, of narrowing the entrance would be to adhere to the position originally chosen for the north head of the break water, and extend the Oil Works point of land southward, by reclaiming the rocky shoal. I reckoned that the sale- able value of the area reclaimed would go a long way towards defraying the cost of carrying out the reclamation.

The southern entrance could easily be narrowed by curving in the south end of the breakwater sharply towards the shore; but I suggested that it would be preferable to adhere to the original plan entirely, as far as the breakwater was concerned, and narrow the southera entrance by building out a jetty from the shore, in line with Sixth Street. The jetty would be very useful as a public landing place, and the reduced entrance would occupy a position where vessels could easily make it without having to hug the shore.

The Consulting Engineers approved of these suggestions and recommended that the widths of the entrances should be reduced accordingly-the northern entrance from 900 feet to 300 feet, and the southern one from 840 feet to 390 feet. They considered that these widths would be quite sufficient for the traffic, and for the promotion of such a circulation of water within the sheltered area as would prevent stagnation and the serious deposit of silt. These opinions were based on the information which I was able to give regarding the nature of the traffic, and the strength and direction of the tidal currents.

With reference to the form of the breakwater: While approving of the general character of the original design, the Consulting Engineers were of opinion that certain alterations, which they considered of importance, should be made in the details. They recommended that the slopes should be flattened; that a wide berm of five-ton boulders should be substituted for the ramp of ten-ton concrete blocks; and that the upper portion of the outer slope, which was originally intended to be covered with concrete in mass, faced with granite pitching set in cement mortar, should simply be covered with pitching consist- ing of two-ton concrete blocks set dry. The inner slope should be covered with dry stone pitching, in accordance with the original design; and the sizes and distribution of the materials in the rubble mound should, in the main, be in accordance with that design.

The Consulting Engineers entirely concurred in believing it to be necessary that a • trench should be dredged in the inud, for the purpose of reducing the lateral spreading of the foundations, as the rubble is deposited.

Having regard to the nature of the bottom on which the breakwater has to be constructed, and the character of the local labour and materials available, the Consulting Engineers had no doubt that a rubble mound structure, such as I proposed. was the proper and most suitable one to adopt. It is true that during the construction of such a break- water its unfinished parts would be liable to damage from typhoons; but this unavoidable disadvantage would be more than compensated by the economy and convenience resulting from the adoption of a form of structure largely independent of skilled labour, and for which but comparatively little special plant and appliances would be required. The section recommended would also admit of the convenient rectification of such settlements of the work as would inevitably occur during construction and for some time after completion.

The complete scheme for the Boat-Shelter, as modified by the Consulting Engineers, was estimated to cost roughly $273,000 in excess of the estimate for the original scheme. The excess was due to the additional works which were recommended to be carried out at the entrances, the cost of the breakwater as modified being estimated to be practically equal to the same as designed. But as His Excellency the Governor had laid it down that no scheme could be accepted which would exceed in cost the amount of my estimate, namely $1,540,000, and as the Consulting Engineers considered that the additional works were absolutely essential, and that no cheaper type of breakwater could be devised, it became necessary to reduce the cost of the scheme by curtailing the length of the breakwater, and the area of the shelter.

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Accordingly the Consulting Engineers, in collaboration with myself, prepared a plan of a smaller scheme, which we roughly estimated could be carried out for the amount of the estimate. The alteration consists of shifting the southern entrance 800 feet northwards, thus shortening the breakwater, which is curved in to suit the new position of that entrance. Otherwise, the scheme remains as before. The saving resulting from the shortening of the breakwater will be about equal to the cost of the additional works at the entrances, including the reclamation.

The original scheme would have enclosed a total area of 194 acres of water, and accord- ing to the standard adopted by the Consulting Engineers, 166 acres of that area would have been effectively sheltered by the breakwater and additional works. The scheme as now modified will enclose a total area of 169 acres; and according to the same standard, 140 acres of that area will be effectively sheltered. In putting forward the larger scheme origin- ally, with the wider entrances, I stated that 166 acres would be well sheltered. With the narrower entrances, however, the same area would be sheltered to a much higher degree.

In deciding which of the two schemes recommended by the Consulting Engineers should be adopted, it would appear that only two matters require to be particularly con- sidered, viz., the areas and costs of the schemes. In other respects the two schemes are equal.

The larger scheme was designed to include the greatest area of water which, having re- gard merely to the possibilities of the site, could be advantageously included. This area is much in excess of present requirements, and would probably not be fully utilized for a great many years to come.

The area of the smaller scheme is more than sufficient for the accommodation of the present number of small craft, and provides a reasonable margin for a future increase in the number.

With regard to the matter of cost, the smaller scheme has the advantage of being some $273,000 cheaper than the other.

I may here point out that owing to the natural configuration of the site, the cost of the Boat-Shelter could not be further materially reduced without very materially reducing its area.

I attach three sun-prints from drawings prepared by the Consulting Engineers, show- ing plans of the alternative schemes, and a cross section of the breakwater which is common to both.

The Honourable,

The Director of Public Works.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

J. F. BOULTON,

Second Assistant Director of Public Works.

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No..R

1909

HONGKONG.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ESTIMATES FOR 1910.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, October 7th, 1909.

Statement of Assets and Liabilities on the 31st December, 1908.

LIABILITIES.

ASSETS.

C.

C.

Deposits not Available,

778,323.15

Balance, Bank,

137,995.80

Officers' Remittances,.

1,793.59

Do. Crown Agents,.

10.17

Suspense House Service,

9,415.97

Advances,

108,750.29

Subsidiary Coins, ....

259,681.42

Total Assets,...........

506,437.68

Balance,

283,095.03

Total,..........

789,532.71

Total,..

$ 789,532,71

Reimbursement due by Railway Construction Account....$1,356,136.50 Dr. Balance as above,

283,095.03

Balance of Assets (General Account),.........$ 1,073,041.47

Treasury, Hongkong, 6th September, 1909.

C. McI. MESSER,

Treasurer.

[P.T.O.]

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ESTIMATED BALANCE OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ON 31ST DECEMBER, 1909.

Revised Estimate of Revenue, 1909,.............

""

"

Expenditure, 1909,....

Cr. Balance,...

Balance of Assets, 1908, (General Account),

Dr.

.$6,709,983.00

6,432,916.00

277,067.00

1,073,041.47

Estimated Balance of Assets, 1909, (General Account), ......$1,350,108.47

Inscribed Stock Loans of 1893 and 1906 at 31 interest, to be paid off on the 15th April, 1943,

LOAN ACCOUNT 1908.

Sinking Fund,

.....£1,485,732.16. 5

ESTIMATED LOAN ACCOUNT 1909.

Inscribed Stock Loans of 1893 and 1906 at 34% interest, to be paid off on the 15th April, 1943,

Sinking Fund,

..............£1,485,732.16. 5

WUCHANG LOAN ACCOUNT 1908.

Repayments by Viceroy, (Advanced for

Railway Construction),

Balance due to Government,

£ 330,000. 0. 0

770,000. 0. 0

Loan,

Total,.........

£1,100,000. 0. 0

Cr.

.......£ 74,897.13. 6

£

86,890. 0. 0

.£1,100,000. 0. 0

Total,......

.£1,100,000. 0. @

ESTIMATED WUCHANG LOAN ACCOUNT 1909.

Repayments by Viceroy, (Advanced for

Railway Construction),

Balance due to Government,

Total,

.£ 440,000. 0. 0 660,000. 0. 0

£1,100,000. 0. 0

Loan,

..£1,100,000. 0. 0

Total,.....

.£1,100,000. 0, 0

RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT 1908.

Advances from Loan Fund,

£330,000. 0. 0=$3,294,693.87 Other Advances (Suspense Account),......... 3,083,997.14

Total,

$6,378,691.01

Amount expended on Railway Construc-

tion,.....

$6,378,691.01

Total.....

$6,378,691.01

ESTIMATED RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT · 1909.

Advances from Loan Fund, £440,000. 0. 0—$4,551,836.00 Other Advances,.....

Amount expended on Railway Construc-

5,186,497,00

tion,......

$9,738,333.00

Total,

.$9,738,333.00

Total,............ $9,738,333.00

C. McI. MESSER,

Treasurer.

Treasury, Hongkong, 6th September, 1909.

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HONGKONG.

No. 1909

ABSTRACT SHEWING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ESTIMATES OF EXPENDITURE FOR 1909 AND 1910.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, October 7th, 1909.

INCREASE.

PERSONAL EMOLUMENTS :-

New Posts,........

Stipulated Increments,

Increase of Salaries,

DECREASE.

PERSONAL EMOLUMENTS :—

$ 34,454

Abolition of Posts,

$64,979

23,422

Reductions on New Appointments,

22,787

8,320

Allowances,

8,555

Allowances,

5,077

Other Items,

4,000

Other Items,

2,794

Other Charges,

76,299

Other Charges,

64,946

Special Expenditure,....

4,050

Personal Emoluments and Other Charges

Miscellaneous Services,

52,762

Salaries and Expenses of Customs and

Excise Staff,

60,000

Public Works, Recurrent,.

5,500

Military Contribution,

115,120

Public Works, Extraordinary,

101,780

Special Land Resumption,

Kowloon-Canton Railway,

Charitable Services,

374,805

100,000

2,100

Charge on account of Public Debt,

Pensions,

276,890

3,060

Total Increase,

Deduct Decrease,

NET INCREASE,

$ 791,038

Total Decrease,

$ 620,662

620,662

$ 170,376

HONGKONG.

JURORS LIST FOR 1909.

2

No. 1909

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His His Excellency the Governor.

HONGKONG

TO WIT.

NAME IN FULL.

I. SPECIAL JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Aagaard, Bjarne......... Anton, Charles Edward. Arculli, Abdoolla Fuckeera Arima, Tadaichi............. Armstrong, John Babington, Anthony Bailey, William Seybourne Barrett, Edgar George..... Barton, John Beattie, Andrew.

Becker, Albert Wilhelm

Arthur......

Bérindoague, Louis Bird, Herbert William Bolles, John Walker

Bonuar, John Whyte Cooper. Bryer, Alfred

Carter, William Leonard

Chan Sin Ki

Clark, Duncan

Clarke, Wm. Edward

Cousland, Alexander Stark

Dalglish.... Craddock, Douglas William

Steamship Agent, Angaard Thoreson & Co., Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Army & Navy Contractor, Manager, Osaka Shosen Kaisha,. Bank Manager, Chartered Bank,.. Merchant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Engineer, Bailey & Co., Sub-Mgr., Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Manager, W. R. Loxley & Co.,

Merchant, Sander, Wieler & Co., Manager, Banque de l'Indo-Chine,.. Architect, Palmer & Turner, General Manager, Standard Oil Co., Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co., Architect, Leigh & Orange...... Manager, China & Japan Telephone Co., Secty., Chun On Fire Insur. Co., Ld., Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co., Secretary, HK., C. & M. Steamboat

Co., Lin,

Manager, Ross & Co.,

444

General Traffic Agent, Canadian Pacific

Railway Co.,

I Austin Avenue, Kowloon.

Red Hill, Peak.

20 Yee Wo Street.

On premises.

Charter House, Queen's Gardens. 63 Robinson Road, Highlands, Kowloon.

3 Park View, Lyttleton Road. Red Hill, Peak.

Stoke's Bungalow West, Peak.

Prince's Building.

Chater Road.

No. 6 The Peak.

3 Elliott Crescent.

St. George's Building. Prince's Building, Kingsclere.

2 & 8 Queen's Road West. Tusculum, Peak.

Durnford, Peak.

Dunedin, Barker Road, Peak.

10 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

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NAME IN FULL.

6

SPECIAL JURORS,-Continued.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Cruickshank, William Arthur

Carruthers

Cumming, Alexander.. Dann, George Harry David, Abraham Jacob Denison, Albert Douglas, James Tory Dowley, Walter Arthur.. Ede, Charles Montague Forbes, Andrew

Friesland, Gustav Adolf Georg Fuhrmann, Ernst Richard. Fung Wa Chün Gibbs, Lawrence Göetz, Ernst

Gok, Carl Gottfried Gordon, Alexander Grant... Gourdin, Allston O'Driscoll Grabam, Walter Douglas Gubbay, Charles Sassoon Halton, Frederick Joseph Hancock, Herbert Richard

Budd

Hinds, Edward, Harvey Ho Fook

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Merchant, Butterfield & Swire, Merchant, H. Wicking & Co.,.... Merchant, S. J. David & Co.,

Civil Engineer, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,... Marine Surveyor, Goddard & Douglas,... General Manager, Vacuum Oil Co........ Secty., Union Ince. Society of Canton Ld., Merchant, Bradley & Co., Manager, Melchers & Co., Merchant, Reuter, Brockelmaun & Co.,... Compradore, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Architect, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,.. Merchant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Manager, Hamburg Amerika Linie, Engineer, A. G. Gordon & Co.,

Manager, Wilkinson, Heywood&Clark,Ld., Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,........ Chief Clerk, P. M. S. S. Co.,

Merchant,

Manager, McGregor Bros. & Gow,...... Compradore, Jardine, Matheson & Co.,...

Hooper, Augustus Shelton...... Secretary, Hongkong Land Investment &

Ho Tung.....

Hough, Thomas Frederick......

Hughes, Edward Joues............

Hughes, John Owen Humphreys, Henry Jack, William Charles Jupp, John Ambrose...

Lafrentz, Charles Julius Lambert, John

Lammert, George Philip Lan Chu Pak Lauts, Johann Theodor Law, Donaldson Riddell, Layton, Bendyshe,.... Leefe, Lawrence Noël Leiria, João Joaquim... Lenzmaun, Carl Robert.. Lowe, Arthur Rylands Mackay, Edward Fairbairn. Mackenzie, Alexander Maitland, Francis

Marten, Richard...............

Matsda, Kichita

Medhurst, George Harold

Melchers, Friedrich Wilhelm... Michael, Joseph Rahamin... Mitchell, Robert...

More, Charles Andrew

Moxon, Geoffrey Charles Northcote, Mowbray Stafford.

Ormiston, Evan

Ough, Arthur Henry. Pemberton, George William

Cyril Peter, John Charles Pinckney, Herbert..... Ram, Edward Albert... Raymond, Abraham Jacob Raymond, Albert.... Rodger, Alexander Ross, Charles Henderson Rose, Thomas Isaac,

Rumjahn, Ahmet

Agency Co., Ld.,

Merchant,

Broker, & Govt. Auctioneer, Hughes &

Hough,

Broker, & Govt. Auctioneer, Hughes &

Hough,

Merchant, Harry Wicking & Co., Merchant, J. D. Humphreys & Son, Consulting Engineer, Wilks & Jack,

General Manager & Agent, Accountant,

J. D. Humphreys & Son, Merchant, Surveyer to Lloyd's Register, Auctioneer,

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Merchant, Lauts, Wegener & Co., Merchant, Butterfield & Swire, Exchange Broker,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Merchant, J. J. dos Remedios & Co., Merchant, Carlowitz & Co.,................. Chartered Accountaut,. Merchant, Butterfield & Swire,

Merchant, Arthur & Co.,

Merchant, Linstead & Davis, Merchant, Rädecker & Co., Manager, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Manager, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Merchant, Wendt & Co., Broker,

Chief Manager, Dock Co., Chief Clerk, China Sugar Refinery, Banker,...

Secretary, Hongkong Land Reclamation

Co., Ltd.,

Banker, Mercantile Bank of India,. Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange,

Secretary, China Fire Insurance Co., Ld., Sub-Manager, HK. & S'hai Bank,........... Exchange Broker,

Architect, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,. Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,........... Assistant, S. J. David & Co., Sugar Refiner, China Sugar Refinery, Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Secretary, Dock Co.,...

Merchant, Rumjahn & Co.,

East Point.

I Connaught Road. 104 Peak.

104 Gough Hill. The Peak.

Tantallon, Barker Road, Peak. Hongkong Hotel. On premises. Eilandonan, Peak. Queen's Building. 31 Robinson Road. On premises. The Peak. Luginsland, Peak Road. Queen's Building. Tor Crest, Peak. 61 Robinson Road. Alexandra Building. 9 Macdonnell Road. 6 Macdonnell Road.

Chettondale, The Peak. Dunnottar, Peak. Caine Road.

Rougemont, 1 Macdonnell Road. Caine Road.

8 Des Voeux Road.

Meirion, Peak. Morrison Hill. Abertholwyn, Peak Road. 14 Des Vœux Central.

Ian Mor, Peak Road. 6 Peak Road. Alexandra Building. Elliott Crescent. Queen's Road Central. 21 Conduit Road.

1 Connaught Road.

1 Prince's Building, Des Voeux Road.

117 Plantation Road, Peak.

Duart, 15 Arbuthnot Road.

2 Connaught Road.

St. George's Building, Chater Road.

1 Connaught Road.

Dunedin, Barker Road.

Nettlewood, 55 Robinson Road.

5 Duddell Street.

10 Macdonnell Road.

Hazledine, Robinson Road.

Strathallan, Robinson Road.

4 Century Crescent, Kennedy Road. Peak Hotel.

3 Morrison Hill.

Hongkong.

5 Macdonnell Road.

6 Queen's Gardens, Peak Road.

Prince's Building.

| 6 Peak Road.

St. John's Place.

6 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

The Peak.

.. Devonia, 11 Peak Road.

56 Caine Road. East Point.

East Point.

Goolistan, Conduit Road. 12 Queen's Road.

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NAME IN FULL.

7

SPECIAL JURORS,—Continued.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Sassoon, Moses Silas....

Sayer, George John Budds.... Schröter, Carl Christian

Hermann

Scott, John Gray

Scott, William Murray Shellim, Edward

Shewan, Robert

Siebs, Hans August Silverstone, Sholom Skelton, Alfred Holland

Slade, Henry Adolphus Warre Smith, Alexander Findlay Stein, Alexis Low .... Stewart, Harry Alexander Stewart, Murray.

Swart, Schelto

Tam Tsz Kong,

Tomkins, Herbert Edmund Turner, Arthur

Vernou, John Yardley Vernon Walker, William Bradley Watson, William Malcolm.. Wendt, Friedrich August White, Henry Percy Whittall, James Bowyer

Kidman

Wickham, William Henry. Wilford, Francis Cuming Wilks, Edward Charles.... Wilson, William..............

Exchange Broker, Civil Engineer,

Merchant, Garrels, Börner & Co., Manager, Tramway Co.,

Sugar Refiner, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Merchant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Agent, P. M. S. S. Co.,..... Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co., Merchant, Gilman & Co., Merchant,

Manager, Sun Life Asce. Co. of Canada, Banker, Russo-Chinese Bank,.... Exchange Broker, ... Merchant, Schuldt & Co.,

General Manager, Hip On Insurance

Exchange and Loan Co., Ld., Merchant, Reiss & Co., Architect, &c., Palmer & Turner, Stockbroker,

Asst. Gen. Manager, Standard Oil Co., Merchant, John D. Hutchison & Co., Merchant, Wendt & Co., Merchant, Douglas, Lapraik & Co.,

Secretary, China Traders' Ins. Co., Manager, Electric Light Co., Storekeeper, Lane, Crawford & Co., Engineer, Wilks and Jack, Manager, Dock Co.,

4 Des Voeux Road.

Tang Yuen, 18 Macdonnell Road.

Shorncliffe, Garden Road. Hongkong Club. Quarry Bay.

Kurrahjien, 7 Peak Road. St. George's Building. On premises. King Edward Hotel. Craigside, Peak. On premises. Peak Hotel.

6 Alexandra Building. 39 Plantation Road, Peak. 113, Plantation Road, Peak. 2 Victoria Lodge, Peak.

6, 7 & 8 Wa In Fong East. Queen's Building. Eggesford, Peak. 37 Conduit Road. 1 Elliott Crescent.

Abergeldie, Plantation Road, Peak. 6 Ice House Road. 32 Robinson Road.

Red Hill, Peak. 23 Conduit Road. College Chambers.

14 Des Voeux Road, Central. Kowloon Docks.

NAME OF FULL.

II. COMMON JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

A

Abraham, Albert

Abraham, Ezekiel Shooker

Clerk, Gas Co.,

Clerk, S. J. David & Co.,

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., British-American Tobacco Co., Ld.,

Adams, Francis Robert John. Civil Engineer, Taikoo Dockyard,..

Abraham, Ezra

Abraham, Reuben

Adolf, Carl....

Ahmed, Aboo..

Altken, Robert

Aitken, Samuel Robert

Alexander, Charles William

Allen, Charles Summers

Allen, Frank Stanley.

Allen, George Edward Allen, William Stauley

Alvares, Luiz Maria Jacques.

Alves, Alberto Eduardo

de Selavisa,..................、

Alves, Alvaro Alvares, Alves, José Miguel Anderson, George William Anderson, John,..... Anderson, William.

Anderson, William Marshall...

Andrew, John Ingram Angelbeck, Ernst

Arculli, Adul Kader el

Foreman Carpenter,

Chartered Bank of I. A. & C.,........... Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant Manager, Holt & Co.,... Foreman Engineer,

Engineer, Holt & Co.,

On premises.

14 College Chambers. 3 Ripon Terrace. 3 Ripon Terrace. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

1 Lower Ladder Street Terrace. Quarry Bay.

Lycemoon Villa, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Holt's Wharf, Kowloon.

Sub-Acet., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., On premises.

Accountant, Chartered Bank, Manager, Sperry Flour Company, Merchant, L. M. Alvares & Co.,...

Clerk, Union Ince. Socty, of Canton Ld.,... Assistant, Deutsch Asiatische Bank, Merchant, L. M. Alvares & Co.,.... Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, King Edward Hotel,.... Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

Manager, International Banking Corp., Manager, Geo. Fenwick & Co., Assistant, Grossmaun & Co., Merchant,

King Edward Hotel.

33 Conduit Road.

9 Kennedy Road.

On premises.

8 Arbuthnot Road.

24 Robinson Road.

Quarry Bay.

85 Praya East.

On premises.

2 Cameron Villas, Peak.

On premises.

2 Conduit Road.

20 Yee Wo Street.

NAME IN FULL.

8

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

A-Continued.

Arculli, Osman el

Armstrong, John Henry

William

Arnold, Charles Edward Arnold, John

Arnott, Thomas

Asger, Asadullah Ebrahim

Asger, Mehdi Ebrahim Aucott, Ernest Frank Auld, James Durran Austin, Anthony Roy Austin, Frank......

B

Backhouse, James Herbert

Bain, Alexander.

Barnett, Thomas

Barr, John Hunter..

Barradas, Arthur Oscar, Barretto, Alberto Demée Barretto, Frederico Demée Barretto, Frederico Francisco. Barretto, Octavio Demée.. Barros, José Francisco

d'Assis

Bassford, William Faulkner Batalha, José Xavier Baxter, James Patrick Baxter, Robert Hall Beath, Charles Trench Beattie, Matthew Pool Beck, George.... Bell, Michael Robson Bell, William Denny,.... Benjamin, Joseph Benning, George

Bent, Henry Aubrey Walsh...]

Berblinger, Albrecht

Bernard, Edmund Piercy,

Beuzeville, James ...

Bevan, Herbert Staton

Beyer, Hans Ludwig.

Bevington, Francis

Binder, Gustav Wilhelm

Bird, Cyril Frederick................ Bird, Lennox Godfrey

Bishop, Frederick Ezra John Blackburn, Leslie James Blason, Charles Henry

Bloxsidge, Frederick John Boanas, William Henry

Thomas...

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Boge, Otto Emil Hugo Bolden, Samuel George Booth, Robert, Bosch, Hendrik Joan van den. Botelho, Jr., Augusto Cezar...

Boulton, Andrew Adams Boulton, Sydney Bowker, George Heury. Boyce, William Bensley

Boyes, John Ridley

Brandes, Karl.

Braun, Theodor,....

Brayfield, Thomas

Gordon

Henry

Brewer, Walter Frederick. Bridger, Herbert Ben Bridger, Richard Leslie...... Brttto, Francisco Xavier Brooke, Charles Bannerman

Army & Navy Contractor,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman,

Acct., HK., C. & M. Steamboat Co., Ld............. Engineer, G. I. Cement Co., Ld., Asst., HK. Land Investment & Agency

Co., Ltd.,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Clerk, Sander, Wieler & Co., Engineer, China Sugar Refinery,. Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Works Foreman,

Clerk, Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Clerk, Cruz, Basto & Co., Merchant, Barretto & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Barretto & Co.,

Clerk, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Sugar Boiler, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Yokohama Specie Bank, Clerk, C. P. Railway Co., Clerk, Dock Co.,

Asst.-Acct., Mercantile Bank of India, Merchant, W. R. Loxley & Co.,

Foreman Boilermaker, ..............

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,

20 Yee Wo Street.

1 Connaught Road. 16 Shaukiwan Road. 3 Albany, Peak Road. Green Island.

46 Elgin Street. On premises. Peak Hotel. On premises. 1 Connaught Road. 1 Connaught Road.

Prince's Building. East Point Refinery. Quarry Bay.

Gas Works.

4 Rednaxella Terrace. Fairview, Robinson Road.

1 Castle Road.

2 Chancery Lane.

14 Robinson Road, Kowloon.

On premises. Quarry Bay. On premises.

2 Kennedy Road. Kowloon Docks.

11 Queen's Road Central.

2 Stewart Terrace, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

7 Queen's Road Central.

Bookkeeper, Singer Sewing Machine Co., 14 Austin Avenue, Kowloon.

Accountant,

Merchant, ....

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson Co., Ld., Manager, Cottam & Co.,

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

Mercantile Assistant, Bradley & Co.,...... Assistant, Reiss & Co.,

Manager, Bornemann Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Architect, &c., Palmer & Turner, Clerk,...... Manager,

Chartered Accountant, Butterfield &

Swire,

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

Clerk, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Assistant Superintendent, Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Sub-manager, Java-China-Japan Lijn, Assistant, Fumigating and Disinfecting

Burean, L., Foreman Engineer,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Jardine, Mathesou Co., Ld.,..... Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Assistant, Grossmann & Co., Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,

Consulting Engineer, Bookseller.... Electrical Engineer, Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistant, Deutsch Asiatische Bank, Assistant, Vacuum Oil Co.,

....

2 Cameron Villas, Peak.

76 Caine Road.

No. 2 House, East Point.

7 Robinson Road.

On premises.

On premises.

On premises.

8 Queen's Garden.

1 Connaught Road.

2 Cameron Villas, Peak. Mutual Stores.

Gas Works, Kowloon.

On premises.

On premises.

Wanchai Road.

155 Wanchai Road. Grand Carlton Hotel. Quarry Bay. Jpleatoe, The Peak.

3 Chico Terrace.

Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

East Point Junior Mess.

1 Connaught Road.

On premises.

Club Germania.

4 Moreton Terrace.

C/o. Mrs. Gillanders, Kennedy Road...

Pedder Street.

159 Praya East.

On premises.

9 Belilios Terrace.

... Grand Carlton Hotel.

NAME IN FULL.

9

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

B-Continued.

Brown, Reginald Looder Brown, Robert, John..... Brown, William

Brown, William Samuel Brown, Wilsou

Bryson, Andrew Birrell, Buchanan, George Buckle, Percy...

Bulmer, John Herbert

Bumann, Johannes..

Bune, Thomas Friedrich

Andreas

Bunje, Emil Theodore

Bunje, Emil

Ilierongnnes

Burjor, Dady

Burn, Andrew

Theodore

Bursley, Alan John Burton, William............... Buyers, Charles Badenoch......

C

Caine, Charles Henry Caldwell, George Arthur Campbell, Hugh Frank... Campbell, James Campbell, La Clair Fusilier Campbell, Sidney Denison Carduner, Emile Le ..... Carmichael, Hugh Cameron ... Carmichael, Hugh Fletcher ... Carr, Claude Ambrose Carroll, Francis George.. Carroll, William Joseph Carter, Albert James..... Carvallio, Carlos Francisco de Carvalho, Duarte Carvalho, Henrique José

Maria de

Carvalho, Julio Augusto de Castro, Bonifacio Maria Castro, Carlos Maria Castro, Joaquim Telles

d'Almada e

Catchick, Gregorius George... Chalmers, James Hynd Chapman, Alfred Charles Chapman, Edward John Chapple, Frederick Thomas Chard, Henry Frank Charton, Arthur.... Chaytor, Charles Christiani, George Max

Albrecht Theodor

Chunnutt, Frederick George... Chuumutt, Oscar Rowan Claasen, Hermann Ludwig Clark, Douglas Edward..... Clark, Milton Ona

Clark, William George

Clarke, Frank Stanle....

Clarke, Wm. Gray

Claxton, Archibald Arthur

Clelland, Joseph....

Cleveland, Benjamin

Cobden, Alfred Sydney.

Cochrane, John ....

Wharfinger, Holt & Co., Storekeeper,

Clerk, King Edward Hotel,...

Holt's Wharf, Kowloon.

Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

Clerk, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld., | 3 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

Foreman Joiner,

Clerk,....

Foremau, Taikoo Dockyard,

Assistant, P. & O. Co.,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Consulting Engr., Bumann & Berblinger,

Ship Broker,

Manager, Asiatic Petroleum Co.,........

Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Merchant and Commission Agent, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Vaenum Oil Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Supt. Engineer, Tramway Co.,

Clerk,

Chief Clerk, Dock Co.,...... Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Book-keeper, Macdonald & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Accountant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co... Chief Acct., Banque de l'Indo-Chine,.. Consulting Engr., China Sugar Refinery,. Consulting Engineer, Assistant, P. & O. Co., Clerk, IIK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Kowloon Docks.

Co. Robinson Piano Co., Ll. Quarry Bay.

8 Layton Hill Road. Braeside, McDonnell Road. 7 Caine Road.

3 Conduit Road. On premises.

Co. Asiatic Petroleum Co. 28 Des Voeux Road. Quarry Bay.

5 Lower Mosque Street. Quarry Bay.

Peak.

37 Caine Road. Craigieburn, Peak.

13 Robinson Road, Kowloon. Douglas Building. On premises. On premises On premises. East Point.

Glenshiel, Penk.

11 Mountain View, Peak. On premises.

On premises.

Clerk, British-American Tobacco Co., Ld., Pelham House. Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,........ Assistant Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

14 Arbuthnot Road. Club Lusitano.

Clerk, Union Ince. Socty, of Canton Ld.,

On premises.

Clerk, Union Ince. Socty, of Canton Ld., Clerk, Yokohama Specie Bank, Ld., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

On premises.

On premises.

Ou premises.

Assistant, International Banking Corp.,... 8 East Terrace, Kowloon,

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Linstead and Davis, Assistant, W. Powell, Ld,

6 Moreton Terrace.

1 Connaught Road.

Quarry Bay.

Nettlewood, Robinson Road,

On premises.

Asst., Wilkinson, Heywood & Clark, Ld., | Alexandra Building.

Counter Clerk, HK. Hotel, Manager, Kowloon Hotel,

Exchange Broker,... Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Assistant, J. D. Humphreys & Son, Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, McEwen, Frickle & Co., Sub-Accountant,

Engineer,

... Assistant, J. D. Hutchison & Co.,

Collaço, Vicente Alexandre de

Paulo

Colson, George Basil.....

Comar, Alexander

Condon, Harry Leslie..

Conner, William....

Cooke, Charles

Shipwright, Dock Co.,.....

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

On premises.

On premises.

Hongkong Club. Parkside, Kowloon. Parkside, Kowloon, On premises.

Ian Mor, Peak Road. 13A Macdonnell Road. 13 Bonham Road. Tor Crest, No. 8 Peak. Hongkong Club. Alexandra Building. Cosmopolitan Docks. Quarry Bay.

Chartered Accountant, Butterfield & Swire, I Connaught Road.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, IIK. & S'hai, Bank Corp. Electrical Engineer, ...... Clerk,.....

Stenographer and File Clerk,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Draughtsman, Dock Co.,

1 Connaught Road.

1 Woodlands Terrace. Electric Co. Works. 65 Des Voeux Road. Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Decks.

NAME IN FULL.

10

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

C-Continued.

Coombes, Benjamin Alfred Cooper, Albert George Warner

Inerd

Coppin, Alan Griffiths Corse, Jr., Grey Henry Coughtric, Roger Course, Arthur

Cousins, Ralph Hutchinson Cox-Edwards, Joseph Francis Craddock, Henry Edwin

Craik, James

Crapnell, Albert Edward Crawford, Alexauder ..................... Crawford, Frank Malcolm

Lane

.....

Crawford, William Joseph Crispin, Charles Crosbie, James Cruickshank, George Seymour Cruickshank, John..... Cubey, Edwin Banfield Conha, Bernardino Maria

Cardoso da

....

Cunningham, Charles Clement

Francis

Curreem, Vahab......... Currie, Alexander Scott Curry, George Perey Cruz, Antonio Maria da

D

Daleziel, James

Dalgety, George Mackay Daniel, Walter Danielsen, Friederich Danielsen, Julius Emil Dansfield, Albert Dashwood, Arthur Paul David, Evelyn Davidson, Alexander.... Davidson, Harry Bertram. Davidson, Horace Davidson, Peter

Davies, Arthur Frederick Davison, William Day, Frank Oswald Desebrock, flermann Emil................ Detmers, Kurt

Dickie, James.....

Dickie, John

Dickson, David

Dickson, Robert.............

Diercks, Alfred Chihli Dinning, Hugh

Direng, Werner George John. Diss, Arthur Charles.... Diss, George Ambrose

Dixon, Arthur Wesley

Dixon, Walter Edward

Dodd, John Valentino, Doi, Keikichi

Doughty, Harry.. Douglas, John Phillips Dreyfuss, Arthur

Drew, Walter Clement Drude, Fritz Dumerin, Pierre

Duncan, George Duncan, George Leopold Dunlop, Gustaaf Abram Dunne, Michael

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld.,

Civil Engineer, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Bradley & Co.,

Assistant, Pacific Mail S.S. Co.,.... Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Traffic Supt., Electric Tramway, Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Chief Acct., HK. & S'hai Bank, Sanitary Overseer, HK. & K. W. &

Godown Co.,

Secretary, Hongkong Club, Book-keeper, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk,.....

Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Aruhold, Karberg & Co., Jeweller, Falconer & Co.................... Chief Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Uniou Ince. Socty, of Canton Ld.,

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,..............] Merchant,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Local Secretary, Gas Co.,..... Merchant, Cruz, Busto & Co.,..........

Chief Engr., Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bauk,

Civil Engineer, Punchard, Lowther & Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Civil Engineer, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant,

Chief Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Shipping Clerk,

Employee,

Hongkong Dispensary.

Quarry Bay. On premises.

King Edward Hotel. On premises.

Power Station, Bowrington. Quarry Bay.

On premises.

33 Praya East. Hongkong Club. On premises. Quarry Bay.

On premises. Kowloon Docks. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay. Kingsclere.

2 College Gardens. Quarry Bay.

On premises.

East Point Junior Mess. 22 Leighton Hill Road.

3 Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay. On premises.

1 Fairview, Robinson Road.

Quarry Bay.

On premises.

Chater's Bungalow, Kowloon. On premises.

No. 3 Granville Road, Kowloon. Joss House, Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

104 Peak.

Quarry Bay.

Y.M.C.A., Alex. Building.

Quarry Bay.

Sub. Acct., National Bank of China, Ld., | 151 Magazine Terrace, Peak.

Manager, HK. Hotel,

Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,.... Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,................... Clerk, Radecker & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Master Tailor, Diss Bros., Master Tailor, Diss Bros., Manager, Holt & Co., Engineer, Dock Co.,...... Clerk, P. M. S. S. Co., Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Engineer, G. 1. Cement Co., Ld., Engineer, G. I. Cement Co., Ld., Assistant, J. Ullmann & Co., Merchant, H. Wicking & Co., Office Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Cashier, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Foreman Plumber, Dock Co., Assistant, MacEwen, Frickel & Co., Accountant, Neth.-India Com. Bank, Diver......

Dunnipace, Harold Edgar ...... Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

On premises. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

2 Connaught Road. 5 Duddell Street.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. Bowrington Refinery.

Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay. Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. 96 Macdonald Road, Kowloon. 2 Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay. Baltimore Hotel.

23 Old Bailey.

36 Caine Road.

2 Garden Road, Kowloon.

Kowloon Docks.

18 Wellington Street.

10 Macdonnell Road. Green Island.

On premises.

Ou premises.

18 Macdonnell Road.

4 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. On premises.

Kowloon Docks.

Observatory Villas, Kowloon. 16 Des Voeux Road Central. Quarry Bay Shipyard. Quarry Bay.

NAME IN FULL.

11

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

D-Continued.

Dunrich, Arthur Ellis William! Durnerin, Paul

Durrance, William Henry Dutton, Sydney Hardy

E

East, Edward Charles Clayton Eberius, Gattfried Fritz Eça, Alvaro Maria d'.. Edger, John Andrew. Edkins, George Thomas Money Edward, Poad............... Edwards, George Richard...... Edwards, Gilbert Hamilton Eggert, Otto Karl Friederich,. Eldridge, William James,.. Elliot, James

Ellis, Albert

Ellis, Emanuel Ezekiel,.

Ellis, Ezekiel Isaac

Ellis, Frederick

Ellis, Oswald Isaac Emptage, Frank......

Engel, Gustav Christoph Esrom, Frank.... Eustace, Bert

Evans, George Henry

Eyre, Harry

Ezekiel, Reuben Marcus Ezra, Edward

F

Falconer, Percy James Farrell, Peter Thomson Farrell, Samuel .... Farwell, Judge Lorraine. Feuton, Sydney George.. Ferguson, James Carson Ferguson, Robert Alexander... Ferguson, Robert Henry Fergusson, Alexander, Ferrier, Charles Arthur Walter Ferry, Wallace Feslier, Albert Figueiredo, Eduardo José.... Figueiredo, Francisco Maria

Xavier......

Figueiredo, Henrique João

Melchiades de.............. Figueiredo, Manuel Augusto... Finke, Hermann.. Fisher, John

Fittock, Charles, Jr. Flenning, Nicol William Fletcher, Harold Leuthwaite... Forbes, John Rodger...... Forbes, Joseph Malcolm Ford, William Falconer.... Forrest, Thomas Shaw Forsyth, George Granville

Sutherland

Franklin, George Gould Franz, Jolin Max Heldt Fraser, Alan Stuart Freund, Karl

G

Gaine, Albert Edward Galloway, Robert Dryden...... Galluzzi, Raoul

Accountant, Gas Co.,

Cashier, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Salesman, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,.

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Merchant, Eberius & Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Merchant,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,.. Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Asst. Suptg. Engineer, HK. & K. W. &

Godown Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Kadoorie & Co., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Broker,

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Clerk, King Edward Hotel,.

Manager, Win. Meyerink & Co.,........... Assistant, Schuldt & Co.,

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

Berthing-master, HK. & K. W. & Godown

Co., Ld.,

Manager, Wm. Powell, Ld.,

Broker,

Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Engineer, John Lysaught & Co., Accountant,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, ... Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,... Clerk, Wm. Powell, Ld., - Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistant, Hughes & Hough,

Clerk, Vernon & Smyth,

Clerk, Carlowitz & Co, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Jebsen & Co., Engineer, Dock Co., Superintendent, Dock Co.,

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Consulting Engineer,

Sugar-boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Pianoforte Tuner,

Harbour Foreman Engineer, Dock Co., Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,..............

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Marine Insurance Assistant, Assistant, Schuldt & Co.,....... Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co.,

Manager, S. Moutrie & Co.,........ Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

Gas Works. On premises. Quarry Bay.

Westley, Babington Path.

On premises.

1 Queen's Gardens.

5 Rose Terrace, Kowloon. 6 Hillside Terrace. On premises.

30 Robinson Road. On premises. On premises. 2 Connaught Road. Quarry Bay.

Tsim Tsa Tsui Point. Peak Hotel.

8 Pedder's Hill.

8 Pedder's Hill.

8 Pedder's Hill.

3 Pedder's Hill.

On premises.

On premises.

On premises.

On premises.

14 Austin Avenue, Kowloon, Ou premises.

Connaught Hotel.

14 Robinson Road.

1 Connaught Road.

Quarry Bay.

13 Wong Nei Chung.

1 East Avenue, Kowloon.

1 Connaught Road.

Quarry Bay,

2 Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. On premises. On premises. On premises.

On premises.

8 Des Voeux Road,

9 Caine Road.

21 Caine Road.

1 Victoria View, Garden Road, King's Building.

[Kowloon. Cosmopolitan Docks.

Aberdeen Docks.

53 The Peak.

Glenshiel, Barker Road. 129 Praya East.

161 Wanchai Road. Kowloon Docks. East Point.

On premises.

1 Morrison Hill.

On premises. On premises. Kingsclere.

7 Robinson Road. Quarry Bay.

4 Carnarvon Villas, Kowloon.

NAME IN FULL.

12

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

G-Continued.

Gardner, Jr. William Frederick Garduer, William

Garraway, James Graham Gaster, Ernest

Gätjens, Walther Emil Gaudet, André

Gausden, James George

Stanley

Gee, Archibald

Gegg, George William

Gellion, Frederick Johnson Gibson, Ivy Sloan Gillan, Alexander

Ginkel, Alexander van Gitrius, Henry Glendinning, Walter Glover, Campbell Glovn, John

Goetz, Walter... Goggin, William George Goldenberg, Harry..... Gomes, Francis

Gomes, João Eduardo Gordon, William Henry

Cornelius

Gorrell, Oscar...

Goulborn, Vernon

Gow, David

Gow, John Cooper...

Graça, José Athanasio M. de.. Graff, Reginald Charles.. Graham, Frank

Graham, James William Grant, George................... Grant, John Kintrea,... Grant, Robert....

Gray, Samuel....

Gregory, Alfred

Gregory, Tigran Mattheos Gregson, James

Greig, Hope, Griffin, Albert Edwin Grimble, Charles Frederick

George

Grimshaw, Thomas Groskamp, Willem Hendrik Gubbay, David Sassoon.. Gabbay, Raphael Aaron .... Guimarães, Marcellino da Silva

Gutierrez, Augusto Aureliano. Guy, James

H

Haddon, Henry Love....... Haigh, Fred. Dunwell

Haines, Hereward Francis Hall, Frederick Charles.. Hall, John

Hall, Thomas Philip Hamet, Abdool Hoosen... Hamilton, Alexander... Hamilton, John Campbell...... Hancock, Harry Cyril Rider... Hand, John

Hans, Adolf Lehmann Hansen, James Ernest Hansen, Theodor Friedrich Hansen, Wallace John Hardwick, William Harms, Nicolaus Friedrich

Seigfried

Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Engineer, HK. Rope Manufacturing Co.,

Ld.,

Foreman Engineer,

Asst., China Fire Insurance Co., Ld., Clerk, Eberius & Co.,

First Assistant, Messageries Maritimes,...

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, King Edward Hotel, Manager, Horse Repository, Electrician, Wilks & Jack, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,.... Shipmaster, Taikoo Dockyard, Book-keeper, Holland China Trading Co. Accountant, Cotton Mills, Chief Inspector, Electric Traction Co., ... Accountant, Punchard, Lowther & Co.,... Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co., Clerk, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Clerk, Douglas, Lapraik & Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Asst. Accountant, Standard Oil Co., Assistant Engineer, HK. Rope Manu-

facturing Co., Ld., ....

Clerk,

Foreman Blacksmith, Dock Co., Assistant, Melcher & Co., Assistant, P. & O. Co.,... Electrical Engineer,

Supt. Shipbuilder, Dock Co., Engineer, Howarth Erskine Ld.,.. Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Timekeeper,

Foreman Turner,

On premises.

Villa Maria, Glenealy No. 11. Kowloon Docks. Craigieburn, The Peak.

9 Robinson Road. On premises.

Ou premises. On premises. Causeway Bay.

14 Des Voeux Road Central. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Ou premises. Cotton Mills.

Tower Station, Bowrington.. Hongkong Club. East Point.

8 Queen's Gardens. 23 Belilios Terrace.

On premises.

15 Seymour Road.

29 Caine Road.

Quarry Bay.

Room 29, Hotel Mansions.

Carlton House.

Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks.

Queen's Building.

11 Mountaix View, Peak.. 4 Queen's Gardens. Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

On premises. Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks,

45 Wyndham Street.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. 10 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon.. Merchant, A. V. Apeur & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange,

General Broker,

.....

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Neth. Trading Society, Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Stock Broker, Gubbay & Michael, Assistant Book-keeper, Arnhold, Karberg

& Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Foreman Engineer,

Employee, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Assistant, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Brakesman,

Quarry Bay,

Connaught Road. Prince's Building.

Prince's Building. Quarry Bay.

11 Conduit Road.

9 Macdonnell Road. Ravenshill.

Kowloon...

1 Lochiel Terrace, Cameron Road, 14 Mosque Street. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

College Gardens.

31 Saw Wa Fong, Wanchai.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., East Point Junior Mess.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Marine Surveyor,

Assistant, H. Price & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Passenger Clerk, P. M. S. S. Co., Broker,

Superintendent, Dock Co., Assistant, Schuldt & Co., Foreman Engineer, Dock Co.,. Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Assistant, H. Skott & Co., Employee, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,..............

1 Connaught Road.

2 Connaught Road. 12 Queen's Road. Quarry Bay. Astor House. Peak Hotel. Kowloon Docks. Ou premises. Cosmopolitan Docks. Sea View, Kennedy Road. 10 Des Voeux Road. Quarry Bay.

2 Connaught Road.

NAME IN FULL.

13

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

H-Continued.

Haron, Arthus William Harrison, Alfred....

Harrison, Charles Richard

Joseph

Harrison, Tom Lloyd, Harrop, Charles Edward

Vincent

Hartig, Gottlieb Ernst Louis... Harvey, David

Harvey, Robert Donald...

Hashimolo, Eiji Haskell, David

Haskell, Ernest David Hassemann, Erich Haxton, George Kay. Hay, George Morrison Hay, William

Hayes, George Vincent... Hayward, Charles Burdon.. Hayward, Charles William Hayward, Ernest Malcolm Hazeland, Ernest Manning Hechtel, Otto Peter

Heermann, Carl Friedrich Heermaun, Carl Otto Georg... Heermann, Ludwig Heermann, Paul Emil Heinhoff, Ferdinand Julius Hell, Paul Edward Heinrich

Wilhelm

Helm, Kurt Alfred.. Helmers, Johann Hemmings, Robert Edwin.. Henderson, Alexander Henderson, John Mentiplay ... Hendrikus, Philippus... Hendry, Hugh

Herbst, Carl Emil Peter Hermeling, Peter August

Hubert....

Hertslet, Henry Reginald .... Heuser, Carl Wilhelm Hewitt, Alfred Herbert..... Heyde, Oscar von der............. Hickie, Sidney Douglas... Hickling, Clement Chinery Hickman, Harry Frank... Hill, Charles Cardine...... Hill, Ebenezer Erskine

Hill, Henry.

Hill, Thomas

Hill, Walter Josepli

Hintze, Hans

Hirst, Godfrey

Hissink, André Louis Armand Hoggard, Frederick Ho Kam Toug

Hollings, Alfred Edward

Holmes, Herbert Skerritte...

Holyoak, Percy Hobson Hooper, Joseph

Hormer, Willy

Hoskins, Thomas

Ho U-ming

Houten, Jan Lubertus van Howard, Edward Howard, Robert John Hoyem, Olaf Johan Marius Hughes, Ernest Leonard Humphreys, Cecil

Humphreys, William Meyrick

Whatfisger HK. W. & G. Co.,

Actg. Depôt Manager, British-American

Tobacco Co., Ld.,..................

2 Patell Villas, Kowloon.

20 Macdonnell Road.

Draughtsman, Howarth Erskine Ld........ Ou premises. Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, Kruse & Co.,

Marine Engineer, Dodwell & Co.,

British-Ameriean

Merchant,

Co., Ld.,

Accountant, Bank of Taiwan, Merchant,

Tobacco

Assistant, E. S. Kadoorie & Co., Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Manager, HK. Ice Co., Ld., Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Manager, Sperry Flour Co.,.... Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Brakesman, ....

Book-keeper, Lane, Crawford & Co., Architect,

Assistant, Wendt & Co.,

Assistant, Gaupp & Co., Jeweller, Gaupp & Co., Assistant, Ganpp & Co., Jeweller, Gaupp & Co., ... Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Merchant, Kruse & Co., Assistant, Garrels, Boner & Co.,... Insurance Clerk, Siemssen & Co., Assistant, Leigh & Orange, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Boilermaker, Dock Co., Assistant, Java-China-Japan Liju, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Storekeeper,

Superintendent Engineer,.

Assistant, Dodwell & Co.,

Assistant, Eberius & Co.,

Room 17, Hotel Mansions.

1 Connaught Road. Hotel Mansions. 13 Austin Avenue.

126 Barker Road. Prince's Building. 2 Seymour Terrace. 2 Seymour Terrace. 29 Robinson Road. Ice House, East Point. Prince's Building.

On premises.

Room 4, Hotel Mansions.

On premises.

Peak Tramway.

On premises.

Coombe, 152 Peak.

3 Ormsby Villas, Granville Road,

Kowloon. Pokfoolum.

Club Germania. Wanchai Road.

Smith Villas, Magazine Gap. On premises.

Hotel Mansions.

Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon.

On premises.

29 Wyndham Street.

Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Club. Quarry Bay.

1 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon.

Intraemuros, Caine Road. On premises.

18A Macdonell Road.

Chief Engineer, G. I. Cement Co., Ld.,... Green Island.

Broker,

Merchant, China Express Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co., Ld.,

Asst. Engr., Electric Tramway Co., Ld.,...] Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Foreman, Taikoɔ Dockyard,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Jebsen & Co., . Warehouseman, H. K. W. & G. Co., Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Assistant Compradore, Jardine, Matheson

& Co.,

Clerk, HK. Ice Co., Ld.................... Merchant, H. S. Holmes & Co., Salesman and Assistant, Reiss & Co.,

Clerk, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Melchers & Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Secretary, Sam Wang Co., Ld.,

Manager, Netherlands Trading Society, I'roker, E. S. Kadoorie & Co.............. Foreman Engineer,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Percy Smith & Seth, Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Clerk, W. G. Humphreys & Co.,....

52 Peak.

25 Belilios Terrace.

1 Connaught Road. 4 Morrison Hill,

Power Station, Bowrington. On premises. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. 7 Caine Road.

Seamen's Institute, Kowloon. 11 Conduit Road.

2 Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay.

Caine Road.

On premises. Rochvale, Kowloon.

Westley, Babbington Path.

| 3 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

On premises.

Quarry Bay.

81 Queen's Road Central.

65 Mt. Kellett Road. Hotel Mansions.

Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

16 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon.

2 Peak Road.

Peak Hotel.

NAME IN FULL.

14

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

H-Continued.

Hunt, Hugh Robert Hunter, George. Hunter, Hugh.. Hunter, James

Hunter, James Adam Hunter, Robert Hunter, Tobias Hüpeden, Hans

Hurley, Frederick Charles.

Hurley, Robert Crisp... Hyde, James

Hynd, Robert Robertson Hyndman, Francisco Henrique Hyndman, Heurique Hynes, Arthur Cecil

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Clerk, Union In'ce Society of Canton Ld., Assistant Fitter,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Engineer,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co., . Assistant, Hughes & Hough, Accountant,

Clerk of Works. H. K. W. & G. Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Book-keeper, King Edward Hotel, Clerk,..

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bauk,

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

4 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. On premises.

Gas Works.

Quarry Bay.

2 Victoria View, Kowloon.

4 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. On premises.

1 Meirion, Peak.

5 Beaconsfield Arcade.

6 Ashley Road.

On premises.

8 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon.

Kowloon Docks. On premises.

I

Imer, Paul

Innes, Robert

Ironside, William

Assistant, Deatsch Asiatische Bank, Marine Supt., China Navigation Co.,.. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Irving, John Mark Mardhaugh | Engineer, HK. Ice Co., Ld., .

Deutsch Asiatische Bank.

1 Connaught Road.

On promises.

East Point.

J

Jack, James Marshall

Jackson, David

Jacobs, Edward

Jabrand, Alfred

James, Robert

Jasse, Carl

Jebsen, Jacob Friedrick

Christian

Jenkins, Anthony Jenkins, John Ventris Jephson, David Solomon Jesuitzer, Alexander Erdmann Jesus, Francisco Montalto de. Joass, Henry Crawford Johnson, Joha Johuston, Benjamin Charles

Maturin Jolly, Lewis Gordon Jonckheer, Jacobus Gerard Joues, Samuel Richard Jordan, Ernest Granville Jorge, Francisco José Vicente Joseph, Ezra Solomon Joseph, Joseph Edgar Joseph, Raymond Menashih... Judal, James Jacob Judah, Raphael Solomon

K

Kadoorie, Ellis Kaily, William Kanga, Dinsha Dorabji Kapteyn, Barend Dirk Keith, David Kellinghusen, Otto... Kendall, Frederick Carr Kennedy, Edward Kennett, Henry William

Barrington

Kenny, Herbert William Kent, Herbert Wade

Kew, Charles Herbert Whiteley

Kharas, Dinshaw Kavasji...

Kien, William.......

Kikuchi, Mikitaro

King, James William..

King, Walter

Assistant,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank.... Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Assistant, Jebsen & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Clerk, Radecker & Co.,

Merchant, Jebsen & Co., .. Book-keeper, Hongkong Hotel, Timekeeper, Clerk,

Assistant, Melchers & Co., Assistant, Soares & Co., Assistant, IK. & S'hai Bank, Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, K. & S'hai Bank, Sub-Accountant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, Java-Japan-China Lijn, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Secretary, Phoenix Club, Wyndham | Merchant, Jorge & Co.,

Broker, S. J. David & Co., Exchange Broker,...... Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

Broker, E. S. Kadoorie & Co.,... Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Tata, Sons & Co.,

Asst., Holland China Trading Co.,.. Foreman Carpenter, Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Assistant, China Borneo Co., Ld., Sub-Accountant,

Street,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Clerk, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld., P. & O. Co.,

Manager, Holland China Trading Co., Sub-Manager, Yokohama Specie Bank,... Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Bookseller, Kelly & Walsh, Ld.,.

King, Wilfrid Henry Quidal... Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.,..

Aberdeen Docks. On premises.

29 Wongueicheong Road. 3 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon. On premises.

5 Duddell Street.

Lyshalt, Peak. On premises. Hotel Mansions.

3 Beaconsfield Arcade.

On premises.

13 Robinson Road,

On premises. Quarry Bay.

On premises. 3 Queen's Road. Hongkong Club. Quarry Bay.

2 Wyndham Street.

9 Lower Woodlands, Castle Road.

Peak Hotel.

King Edward Hotel.

Devonia, Peak Road.

Queen's Building. College Chambers.

The Den, Castle Steps. Lai-chi-kok.

6 Ice House Street. On premises. Kowloon Docks. Queen's Building.

11 Mountain View, Peak. Quarry Bay.

Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. Hongkong Club.

On premises.

43 Caine Road.

5 Pedder's Hill.

On premises.

On premises. Quarry Bay.

1 Magdalene Terrace, (149 Peak). East Point Junior Mess.

*

NAME IN FULL.

K-Continued.

15

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

Kinnaird, John Daniel

Kitazawat, Naona

Kitzmantl, John Charles Klimanek, Philipp Harding Knell, Frederick......... Knott, Thomas Macfarlane Knox, Lefferts Knyvett, Paul Karl

Koch, Carl Sudwig George Koelin, Adolf

Kocinig, Gustave Kohler, Arnold

Korten, Hanns Leonhard

Werner Köster, Ernst August Kraentler, Albert

Kraft, William Dana

Kramer, Oswald.............. Krauss, Edward Leo

Kullmann, John

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Clerk,

Principal, Grossmann & Co., Assistant, Holland China Trading Co., Engineer, Macdonald & Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Manager, China Mutual Insurance Co., Local Manager, Vacuum Oil Co., Ship Broker, Lamke & Rogge, Manager, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, Assistant, J. Ullmann & Co., Assistant, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank,

Assistant, Melchers & Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Accountant, Russo Chinese Bank, Assistant Manager & Attorney, Standard

Oil Co.,

Book-keeper, Grossmann & Co.,... Marine Insurance Agent,..

Banker,

Kunze, Paul Adolf Adalbert... Mercantile

Representative, Shewan

Tomes & Co.,...................

129 Praya East.

C/o. Ataka & Co.

Exmoor, 15 Conduit Road. On premises.

Engineering Works, Hunghom. On premises.

On premises.

Mercantile Bank of India. Hongkong Club. Clovelly, Peak Road. On premises.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

On premises. Queen's Building.

13в Macdonnell Road.

13A Macdonell Road. Kingsclere Hotel. Hongkong Club. Club Germania.

5 Park View, Kowloon.

L

Lambert, John Bain Lammert, Frank.....

Lammert, Herbert Alexander. Lammert, Lionel Eugene Lamperski, Albert Wilhelm Lander, John William Lane, Edward Courtenay Lang, Archibald Orr

Langstein, Ludwig Victor...... Langtry, William

Lanning, Albert Edward Lapsley, Robert

Laurenz, Rudolf..

Lau Wan Kai........

Lay, Frederick Kenneth

Leask, William Laughton Lee, Corinth Henry Leith, Alister Cameron. Lemm, John ........... Lennox, David Joseph Lennox, John................... Leon, Manual Valantin, Lester, Hugh William Leung Fee Cooke Leuz, Erich

Leuz, Rudolph

Levy, Isaac Simeon Lightfoot, Sidney Linbow, Arthur

Lipped, William Thomas Li Wai Lam Lochead, James

Logan, Arthur Conning Logan, James Douglas Logan, Samuel Stewart.. Logan, William Long, Edwin Arthur. Longuet, Carl Wilhelm... Lopes, Arthur

Lopes, Dellano Pedro Jesus... Lopes, Francisco Xavier Losseus, Jacob Johan Loureiro, Eduardo José da

Silva. Loureiro, Peter Lüchring, Edward

Architect's Assistant, Palmer & Turner, Assistant, Caldbeck, MacGregor & Co.,... Assistant, G. P. Lammert, Auctioneer, Assistant, G. P. Lammert, Assistant, Melchers & Co., Storekeeper,

Asst., Union Ince. Society of Canton, Ld., Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,.. Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Reiss & Co., Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Carlowitz & Co.,..............

Assistant Secty., Tung On Fire Insurance

Co., Ld.,

Bank Clerk,

Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange, Clerk,.....

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Architect,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,... Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Clark, Arnhold, Karberg Co.. Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Coal Merchant, &c.,....

Sub-Manager, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank,. Clerk, Sander, Wieler & Co., .... Clerk, S. J. David & Co., Electrician, Dock Co., Engineer, G. I Cement Works, Brakesman,

Secretary, Yuen Sheng Co., Ld., Chief Refiner, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Manager, Singer Sewing Machine Co., Foreman Boiler Maker, Dock Co., Sub-Accountant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Stenographer, Standard Oil Co.,... Merchant, Kruse & Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Clerk, Arnhold, Karberg Co., Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

4 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon. 1 Seymour Terrace. Cotton Mills, East Point. 1 Seymour Terrace. On premises. Kowloon Docks. On premises. On premises. Kingsclere Hotel. Quarry Bay. Peak Hotel. Kowloon Docks. 2 Connaught Road.

2 Bonham Strand West.

8 West Terrace.

On premises.

29 Seymour Road.

On premises.

7 Humphreys' Avenue, Kowloon. Quarry Bay,

On premises.

2 Mosque Street.

On premises.

53 Connaught Road. 3 Queen's Gardens. Prince's Building.

5 Victoria View, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Green Island.

Peak Tramway.

64 Bonham Strand West. Quarry Bay.

Claremont, 2 & 4 Kennedy Road. Kowloon Docks.

3 Queen's Road.

4 Century Crescent, Kennedy Road. 4 Lyeemoon Villas, Kowloon.

Hotel Mansions.

On premises.

43 Elgin Street.

On premises.

Assistant Superintendent, P. M. S. S. Co., 3 Leighton Hill Road.

Chief Clerk, Rope Works,

4 Belilios Terrace.

Banker, National Bank of China, Ld., Assistant, Sander, Wieler & Co.,....................

...

2 The Albany. Prince's Building.

·

NAME IN FULL.

16

OCCUPATION.

.ABODE.

L—Continued.

Luz, Stephany Epephany da... Lysaught, John Joseph....

Lyson, Cecil Hynes

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Engineer, John Lysaught & Son, Clerk,....

Des Voeux Road. 139 Wanchai Road. 6 Shelley Street.

M

Macdonald, Donald

Macfarlane, Alexander

Macgowan, Robert John

Mackie,Charles Gordon Stewart

Mackintosh, Frederick

Alexander

Macklin, John

Maclennan, Alexander Macqueen, Alexander Reces MacCrae, Arthur Magner, Leo John Maguire, Thomas Bernard Makeham, Charles..... Makin, Henry Reginald.... Malcolm, Duncan Archibald... Malden, George Fletcher Manners, John

Engineer,

Engineer,

Braeside.

Clerk, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld., 68 Mount Kellett, Peak.

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Manager, Howarth Erskine Ld.,................ Sub-Acet., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistaut, S. Moutrie & Co., Butcher,....

Asst., Dairy Farm Co.,............. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Engineer, Electric Traction Co.,.......... Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Accountant, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Clerk, Gordon & Co.,

Marshald, Archibald Miller, ... Electrical Engineer,

Manuk, Malcolm

Mark, Marvin Walter

Marston, Lionel

Martin, James

Mast, Edward....

Maucher, Felix

Maxwell, Charles Lionel Maxwell, John

May, Ernest Alfred George... MeBryde, William Gray ...... McCallum, Andrew Imrie.. McClay, Alexander McCormack, John McCorquodale, John

McCubbin, Jolin

McCubbin, John

McDougall, Alexander McFarlane, Alexander McGillivray, James Paterson... McGlashan, James..... McGregor, Alexander Malcolm McGregor, Robert ................ McHugh, Frank Edward McHutchon, James Maitland. Mellraith, George Duncan McIntyre, John McIntyre, Wilson

McKirdy, Archibald

McLeod, John

McNeillie, David

McRobie, Frank........

McNeill, Duncan

Mead, James Henry Meek, Thomas

Mehta, Byramjee Kaikhusbroo Melvin, James Dewar Menzies, John

Messner, Franz Karl

Metzenthin, Hermann Carl

Adolf

Meyer, Amandus Joachim.. Meyer, Carl Martin

Meyer, Constantin Adolf Ed-

ward.........

Meyer, Johannes Emil Meyer, Oscar

Michael, Sassoon Hai Michael, Sidney Michael, Solomon Jacob Millar, Edmund Reid......

Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay.

Ou premises.

On premises.

Quarry Bay.

On premises. On premises. Quarry Bay.

13 Macdonnell Road. Belle View Hotel. Pokfulum.

1 Connaught Road. Quarry Bay.

Peak Tramway Station. On premises.

6 Moreton Terrace.

47 High Street.

7 Queen's Gardens.

Manager, China Light & Power Co., Ld.,... Kingsclere.

Draughtsman, Dock Co.,

Clerk, C. P. Railway Co., Merchant,

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Assistant, Bailey & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Draughtsman, Dock Co.,. Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,....

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Employee, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Resident Engineer,

Hongkong & Whanpoa Dock Co.

Peak Hotel.

13 Macdonnell Road.

East Point Junior Mess.

23 Station Street, Yaumati. On premises.

Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co. Quarry Bay. Lai Chi Kok. Quarry Bay. East Point.

Quarry Bay.

.་.

Gas Works.

Mercantile Assistant, II. Skott & Co. Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Foreman Carpenter, Dock Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Chief Accountant, Standard Oil Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Insurance Assistant, Reiss & Co., Sugar Boiler, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Boiler Maker, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Bookseller, Kelly & Walsh, Ld.,... Jeweller, Falconer & Co., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Shipbuilder, Dock Co................... Assistant Superintendent,

10 Des Voeux Road.

Quarry Bay. Ou premises. Cosmopolitan Docks. Quarry Bay. On premises.

13A Macdonnell Road. 1 Connaught Road.

No. 9 Peak.

2 Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. 3 See View Terrace, Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

2 Carnarvon Villas, Kowloon.

6 Beaconsfield Arcade.

41 Wyndham Street.

1 Lyeemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay.. Kowloon Docks.

Durbar House, Kowloon.

Inspector of Hamburg Amerika Linie, ... Hongkong Hotel. Assistant, Carlowitz & Co., ................ Assistant, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank,

Assistant, Meyer & Co.,

Assistant, Meyer & Co., Assistant, Melchers & Co., Stock Broker,

Assistant, J. R. Michael & Co., Stock Broker, Gubbay & Michael, Clerk, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld.,

2 Counaugnt Road.

9 Garden Road.

3 Queen's Gardens. 4 Ravenshill. Queen's Building. 1 Prince's Building. 1 Prince's Building.

2 Chancery Lane.

2 East Avenue, Kowloon.

NAME IN FULL.

17

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

M-Continueă.

Millar, John

Miller, John Finlay Miller, Robert........... Milroy, Anthony Alex. Heron Mistry, Kursbedjee Dhunjee-

bhoy...... Mitchell, John

Moir, Alexander....

Möller, Johann

Heinrich

Joachim

Molson, William Ernest

Monk, Albert Victor

Moon, Herbert Ernest Mooney, John Mortimer

Moore, George Moffatt Sydney Morfey, Alan Morphew, George Morrison, Jolin Dugal Morrison, Kenneth Sinclair, Moses, Elias Joseph Moses, Naphtali Steinberg, Moss, Dennis Kebir Moulder, Augustus Bourne-

ville

Muir, John Greig

Müider, Yan Dirk Frederick Murphy, Charles Heury Murphy, Edward Owen..

Murphy, James Joseph Murray, James Smith

Murray, Malcolm Alexander

Musso, Luigi

Musso, Salvador..

Muster, Titus de......

N

Nakagawa, Yorimoto................. Naumann, Karl Wilhelm

Walter...

Neave, Elvine Hugh Neave, Thomas

Neidt, Arthur Carl Wilhelm... Neilson, Donald McLaren Nellis, Joseph Heury.. Neville, Samuel Arthur. Newson, Clement Charles Nicholls, William Nicholson, Philip Forster

Nicholson, Reginall Nicholson, Robert Alfred Nicholson, William..... Nikkels, Reinard Nanning

Willem Nilsson, Arthur. Nissim, Edward Noronha, José Maria North, William

Nye, Percival Herbert

O

Oakley, John ....

Ohrembski, Marion....

Ogilvie, Alexander..

Ohme, Alfred Okumura, Seizaburo

Olson, Gustaf Olsson.. Olson, John

Salesman,

Engineer, Bradley & Co., Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Superintendent, Sailors' Home,

Assistant, S. J. David & Co...... Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Manager, Peak Hotel,

Clerk, Carlowitz & Co., Wharfinger,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, K. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Oriental Hotel, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

2 East Avenue, Kowloon. On premises. East Point. On premises.

34 Queen's Road Central. Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. Ou premises.

2 Connaught Road.

72 Praya East. 1 Connaught Road. On premises.

177 Wanchai Road. On premises.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., | East Point Junior Mess.

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Harbour Engineer,

Assistant, Bradley & Co., Broker, J. R. Michael & Co., Engineer, Bailey & Co, Assistant, Ross & Co.,....

Merchant,

...

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Netherlands Trading Society, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Engineer, W. S. Bailey & Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Engineer, G. I. Cement Co., Hok-ün

Cement Works,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Merchant,

Marine Engineer, Bradley & Co., Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,..

Accountant, Osaka Soshen Kaisha,

Mercantile Assistant,

Assistant, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Superintendent Engineer, Dock Co., Assistant,

Foreman Boiler Maker, Dock Co., Assistant General Manager,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Accountant,

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Manager, Taikoo Dockyard & Engineer-

ing Co.,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Engineer,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Acct., Neth.-India Commercial Bank, Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,..... Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,. Clerk, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Sub-Accountant,

Electrical Engineer, Wilks & Jack,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Piano Tuner,..........

Clerk, Sander, Wieler & Co., Manager, Ataka & Co, Clerk......

Building Contractor, C. E. Warren & Co.,

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

On premises. Belilios Terrace.

17 Wongueicheong Road. Kowloon.

King Edward Hotel.

Quarry Bay.

On premises.

Quarry Bay.

Highlands, Kimberley Road,

Kowloon.

Quarry Bay.

On premises.

On premises.

Stowford, 12 Bonham Road. On premises.

25 Belilios Terrace.

17 Kennedy Road.

Deacon's Bungalow, Pokfulum. | 11 Robinson Road, K'loon.

Kowloon Docks.

C/o. Wm. Meyerink & Co. Cosmopolitan Docks. Grand Carlton Hotel. Quarry Bay.

King Edward Hotel. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

On premises. Cosmopolitan Docks.

1 Connaught Road.

On premises.

2 Quarry Poiut, Quarry Bay. Deronia, Peak Road.

7 Rose Terrace, Kowloon. Hongkong Club.

14 Des Voeux Road.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Co. Robinson Piano Co., Ld. Prince's Building.

On premises.

110 Macdonnell Road, K'loon. 30 Des Voeux Road Central.

NAME IN FULL.

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OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

—Continued.

Ortlepp, Heinrich Friedrich Osborne, Cyrus Clarke

Osborne, John.......

Osmund, James Daniel

Otten, Gerhardus Owen, Edward

Owen, James Colin

Owen, Owen Elias.....

Oxberry, James Henry

P

Packham, Ralph

Page, Harry William............

Palmer, Ilenry Paterson, John Paterson, John Belshaw Paterson, Reginald Alexander

Elliot

Pattenden, Walter Leslie, Peacock, John

Pearce, Thomas Ernest. Pearson, John Henry. Peat, James William Peche, Ivanhoe Peel, Charles Alfred Pemberton, Harry Penster, Paul Oshar, Pereira, Francisco Maria Roza Pereira, José Maria Gonzaga Perrie, Robert

Perry, Isaac Samuel Pestonji, Rustom Petley, Harold Wallace..... Pattenden, Hugh Philip Phillips, Reginald Philip Pickering, George Piens, Charles...... Piercy, Richard Smailes Plage, Philip...

Plummer, Jolin Archibald... Polley, John David

Popper, Hans

Potts, Patrick Cumming Priedemann, Herrmann Georg Proudfoot, Frederick Puddepha, William Thomas

Pumfrett, Arthur John Powys Puncheon, James Purcell, William Harris. Purvis, David........................

Putley, Arthur Charles Pye, Edmund Burns

Q

Quinn, John

Hotel Mansions.

38 Queen's Road East.

Assistant, Reuter, Brockelmann & Co.,... 6 Morrison Hill. Ch. Const. & Mfg. Dept., Standard Oil Co., Engine Driver, Tramway Co.,................ Clerk, China Sugar Refinery, Book-keeper, Java-China-Japan Lijn. Broker,

Assistant, Dock Co.,

Proprieter, Kowloon Hotel,. Rauner, HK. Hotel,

Cargo Supt., HK. & K. W. & Godown

Co., L.,

Assistant, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Spinning Master, Exchange Broker, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Chartered Accountant,..... Assistant, Gilman & Co.,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, J. D. Hutchison & Co.,.... Manager, Robinson Piano Co., Ld., Assistant, Horse Repository, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Mercantile Assistant, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Acting Manager, Peak Hotel,. Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Broker,

Stenographer, International Bankg. Corp., Electrical Engineer,....

Assistant, Gilman & Co.,...... Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,.. Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Bradley & Co.,.. Gunner, P. & O. Co.,

Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Broker, E. S. Kadoorie & Co., Merchant, Hamburg Amerika Linie, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Manager, A. S. Watson & Co., Aerated

Water Factory,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Iron Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,...................... Accountant, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Foreman Engineer,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

6 Reduaxella Terrace, Peel Street. Derrington, Peak Road. Hongkong Club. Kowloon Docks. On premises.

On premises.

Wharf Co.'s Office, Kowloon.

Dairy Farm Depôt, 10 Robinson Road,

Kowloon.

Cotton Mills.

1, Prince's Building. Quarry Bay.

Kingsclere.

On premises.

3 Lyeemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay. London Mission.

Parkside, Robinson Road, Kowloon. Causeway Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Eden Hall, Lyttleton Road West. Quarry Bay.

Peak Hotel.

1 Garden Road, Kowloon. Des Vœux Road.

1 Lyecmoon Terrace, Quarry Bay. College Chambers.

5 Seymour Terrace. Electric Light Works Mess. On premises.

Hongkong Dispensary. Ou premises.

13 Robinson Road, Kowloon. Diocesan School. Bowrington.

2 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon.

7 Pedder's Hill.

9 Kennedy Road.

Grand Carlton Hotel. On premises. Quarry Bay.

Victoria View, Kowloon. East Point.

Kowloon Docks.

149 Magazine Gap, The Peak. Kowloon Docks.

On premises. On premises.

Hongkong Club.

R

Radburn, William David Kam, Harry

Ramsay, James

Ramsay, Joseph Marshall. Ramsay, Thomas

Rapp, Fritz....

Rapp, Gustav..

Rapp, Herman Rattey, William James Raven, Arthur Robert Fenton. Ray, Edward Henry ..... Raymond, Edward Benjamin.

Steward, Hongkong Club,

Diver,........

Assistant, John Lemm, Architect, Foreman Turuer, Dock Co.,................. Foreman Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,... Ship Draughtsman,

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Clerk, J. D. Humphreys & Son,............. Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Clerk, Dock Co., Architect, Weaser & Raven, Broker, St. George's Building, Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co.,

9 Arsenal Street.

3 Wa In Fong Street. Cosmopolitan Docks. Kowloon Docks. Highlands, Kowloon. Alexandra Building.

4 East Avenue, Kowloon. A. S. Watson & Co., Ld. Cosmopolitan Docks. 36 Caine Road. Hongkong Hotel.

5 Victoria View, Kowloon.

NAME IN FULL.

19

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

R-Continued.

Raymond, Edward Maurice Raymond, Ellis

Razack, Moosa Abdool Reeves, Henry Reich, Charles Reid, James

Reinhardt, Ewald Hans Walter Remedios, Adelino Augusto

dos

Remedios, José Maria

Vandenberg Remedios, Vasco Luiz dos...... Ribeiro, Augusto Henrique .... Ribeiro, Carlos de Monte

Carmelo Vieira................... Ribeiro, Francisco Xavier

Vieira,

Ribeiro, João Chrysostomo

Vieira

Ribeiro, João Alberto Vieira... Richards, Thomas James Richardson, Frank..... Richardson, Hedley Thomas... Ricketts, Sidney Frank.... Riecken, Julius

Riegen, Johannes vou Rigold, Ernest Edward Ritchie, Archibald........... Ritchie, Archibald.

Roberts, Arthur Griffith ... Robertson, Arthur

Lennox

Robertson, John

Walter

Robertson, Thomas Watson

Robinson, Albert Edward Robinson, Francis Howard Robinson, Walter Vaughan Robjohn, Henry William Robson, John James Roby, Ernest,

Rocha, Alvaro Gustavo da Rocha, Antonio José da Cruz Rocha, Isaias

Rocha, João Maria da

Rocha, Vicente Caetano da Rodger, John ..... Rodrigues, José Ernesto

Carvalho Rogers, Charles Rombach, Josef Albert Rose, Louis Augustus

Rose, William Edward

Ross, John

Rouse, Athol Bernard

Rowe, Benbow

Rowan, Robert Thomas

Roza, Fernando Lima da

Roza, Carlos

Rozario, Orlando Francisco Rumjalin, Dawood Rutter, Robert Vart

...

Ruttonjee, Jehangir Hormusjee

S

Samy, Arthur Poonoo Sargon, Ellis

Saunders, George Haaroard Sayer, Henry William

Sayle, Robert Theophilus

Dalton

Schellhass, Albrecht Wilhelm.

Assistant, E. S. Kadoorie & Co.,... Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., General Broker,

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistant, Robinson Piano Co., Ld.,. Chief Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Sander, Wieler & Co.,

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

56 Caine Road.

5 Victoria View, Kowloon, 18A Stanley Street. On premises.

C/o. Robinson Piano Co., Ld. Quarry Bay.

Prince's Building.

... Des Voeux Road.

Asst., HK. & Whampoa Dock Co., Clerk, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton Ld., Assistant, Lowe, Bingham and Matthews,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Melchers & Co., Assistant, Brick Works, Bookseller, Brewer & Co., Supt. Engineer, C. P. Railway Co., Engineer, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Jebsen & Co.,

Supt. Engineer, Norddeutscher Lloyd, Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant, Ritchie & Co.........

....

Supt., United Asbestos Oriental Agency

Ld.,

Civil Engineer, Punchard, Lowther & Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Clerk, HK. & K. W. Godown Co., Ld.,... Supt. Engineer, HK. & K. W. Godown

Co., L.,

Manager, H. Price & Co., Stenographer, P. M. S. S. Co.,

General Manager,....

Merchant, Rombach & Co.,

Engineer, Dock Co.,......................

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, Caldbeck, MacGregor & Co.,... Assistant, Siemssen & Co.,

Clerk, Bradley & Co.,.... Clerk, Wm. Meyerink & Co., Clerk, Carlowitz & Co.,

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery,

Clerk,....

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Merchant,

Assistant, E. M. Hazeland, Architect,

Asst., China Mutual Life Ince. Co., Ld.,... Engineer, Bailey & Co., .....

Assistant, Union Insurance Society of

Cauton, Ld.,

Assistant, Showan, Tome & Co., Tailor's Cutter,.

Clerk,

Assistant, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews,... Assistant, Deutsch Asiatische Bank, Clerk,

Foreman, Dock Co.,

Merchant, H. Ruttonjee & Co.,

Architect, John Lemm, Assistant,

Clerk, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Engineer, Taikoo Dockyard,

Waterford, Macdonnell Road. On premises.

St. George's Building.

4 Chancery Lane.

Des Voeux Road.

12 Mosque Street. Queen's Building. Deep Water Bay. Pedder Street.

3 Canton Villas, Kowloon. On premises.

6 Morrison Hill,

1 Bay View House, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

On premises.

Holyrood, Kowloon. Deacon's Bungalow, Pokfulum.

1 Connaught Road. Missionary Bungalow, Peak.

Kimberley Villas, Kowloon. 12 Queen's Road. Astor House.

Co. Robinson Piano Co., Ld. On premises. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

7 Belilios Terrace. On premises.

4 Queen's Building, Prince's Building. 6 Belilios Terrace. 129 Praya East.

C/o. Wm. Meyerink & Co.

Connaught Road.

Club Germania.

10 Robinson Road. 42 Elgin Street.

63 Kowloon City Road.

On premises.

Ou premises.

Lane, Crawford & Co.

C/o. Wm. Meyerink & Co.

St. George's Building. 17 Mosque Street.

H. Price & Co., Ld. Kowloon Docks.

5 D'Aguilar Street.

28 Bonham Road.

Cosmopolitan Dock.

3 Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Asst., HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Ld.,. 3 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

Exchange Broker,

21 Conduit Road.

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NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

S-Continued.

ABODE.

Schierenberg, Hermann Wil-

hem

Assistant, Ferd. Bornemann,

Schindewolf, Max

Schlüter, Carl...........

Schlüter, Hakon Axel Schmidt, Carl Julins

Schmidt, Heinrich Gerhard

Johann Schmidt, Wilhelm Schoenemann, Andreas Flein-

rich,

Schwandes, Bernhard Schultz, Johann Anton..

Scott, John Byron......

Scott, Thomas Liddell,

Scriven, Henry Ernest

Seggei, Thomas

Seth, Enos.........

Seth, Harold

16 Des Voeux Road.

Accountant, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, ... 13c Macdonnell Road.

Merchant, Ulderup & Schlüter, Assistant, Reuter, Bröckelmann & Co., Asst., China Export, Import & Bank Cie.,

Assistant, Hamburg Amerika Linie, Clerk, Jebsen & Co.,

Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Assistant, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank Assistant, Garrels, Börner & Co., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Furnishing Salesman, Lane, Crawford

& Co., Bank Clerk,

Sequeira, Gumelsindo Jesus... Manager, A. R. Marty,

Seth, John Hennessey Seth, Seth Arathoon .......... Seydler, Richard Albert Benno

Curt

Shallard Harold Wentworth

Dillon

Shand, Thomas

Sharman, Charles Heury Sharpin, Harry Douglas Shaw, Alfred ........ Shaw, Ernest

Shaw, James Totten Sheffield, Alfred................. Shepherd, Edgar Bruce.

Shewan, William Thomson Shroff, Framroze Pestonjee Sibbit, John Siebler, Hugo Oscar Silas, Charles David Silas, David Hai... Silbermann, Isydor..... Silva, Arthur Emilio da Silva, Antonio Vicente Silva, Francisco Britto Silva, Francisco Filomeno

Eça da

Silva-Netto, Antonio Ferreira

Batalla

Silva, José Thomas, Silva, Mario Emilio da Silva, Porphyrio Maria

Nolasco da Simms, Henry George Tse Yan Simon

Simpson, Walter

Sinclair, Angus

Skinner, Thomas

Skött, Christian

Skött, Hans

Sleap, Arthur Ernest..

Smiles, Robert Thomas. Smith, Arthur William Smith, Erie Grant Smith, Francis Harland. Smith, George Morton Smith, Horace Percy Smith, Samuel

Smyth, Frank..........

Snowman, Albert Washington Soares, Adão Maria de

Lourdes

Secretary, Humphreys Estate & Finance

Co., Ld.,

Commission Agent,

Accountant, &c., Percy Smith & Seth, Secretary, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,...

Manager, China Export Import & Bk. Cie.,

Chief Clerk, P. & O. Co.,

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Storekeeper,

Asst., HK. & S'hai Bank,

Manager, Cotton Mills,

Assistant, Cotton Mills, Cutter, Cottam & Co.,

Assistant Supt., Fitting Dept., Gas Co.,. Asst., HK. Land Investment & Agency

Co., Ltd., Merchant,

Clerk, S. J. David & Co.,

Assistant, Bumann & Berblinger, Chemist, F. Blackhead & Co., Assistant, Dock Co.,

Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Hotel Keeper, "Globe Hotel ", Clerk, Jebsen & Co., Clerk, Carlowitz & Co., Clerk, HK, & S'hai Bank,

Clerk, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Jorge & Co., Assistant, Hughes & Hongh, Assistant, Deutsch Asiatische Bauk,

Printer, Guedes & Co.,................ Ins. Agent, North China Ins. Co., Asst. Compradore, HK. C. & M. S. B.

Co., Ld.,

Engineer, Macdonald & Co.,

Accountant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ll.,

Assistant, Skött & Co.,

Merchant, Skött & Co.,

Accountant, Mercantile Bank of India,

Engineer, Fenwick & Co.,

Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Chartered Acet., Percy Smith & Seth,. Boatswain,.....

Broker, Vernon & Smyth, Shipbroker,

Merchant, Soares & Co.,

21 Connaught Road Central. 7 Queen's Gardens. Braeside, 20 Macdonnell Road.

On premises.

Alpha, East Avenue Kowloon.

3 Granville Road, Kowloon. 7 Queen's Road Central. Kimberley Road, Kowloon. Glenthorne, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

On premises. Hongkong Club. 6 Mosque Terrace.

Norman Cottage, Peak Road. Norman Cottage, Peak Road. Norman Cottage, Peak Road. Norman Cottage, Peak Road.

1 Queen's Gardens.

3 Des Voeux Road. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. On premises. East Point. Cotton Mills. 71 Peak.

Priory Lodge.

14 Knutsford Terrace. 4 Robinson Road.

57 Queen's Road Central. Kowloon.

Shaukiwan Soap & Soda Factory. College Chambers.

56 Caine Road.

Queen's Road Central.

38 Caine Road.

5 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 1 Victoria View, Kowloon.

137 Wanchai Road.

Astor House.

8 Des Voeux Road. 25 Caine Road.

4 Seymour Terrace.

2 Lyeemoon Villas, Kowloon.

22 Caine Road.

Engineering Works, Hunghom. Peak Hotel.

On premises.

10 Des Voeux Road.

10 Des Vœux Road.

11 Queen's Road Central.

On premises.

Alexander Building.

On premises.

Quarry Bay.

Ou premises.

The Summer House, 67 The Peak. Kowloon Docks.

Hongkong Club.

34 Robinson Road.

Villa Branca, Robinson Road.

21

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

S-Continued.

Soares, Alfredo Francisco de

Jesus

Soares, Vasconcellos

Soonderam, Ramasamy

Francisco Paulo de...

Sorabjee, Dhunjibhoy Sorby, Vincent

Souza, Eduardo Valerio Maria

Ricci de

Souza, Miguel Angelo Antonio Spalckhaver, Wilhelm Otto

Christian

Spark, John

Spittles, Benjamin James, Stalmann, Robert Hans

Ludwig

Stebbing, William Thomas Steel, David Thomson .... Stevens, Frederick Hildebrand

Havelock.... Stevens, Harry Jabez Stevenson, Allan

Stewart, John Wemyss Stewart, William

Stirling, Charles...

St. John, Robert St. Andrew

Stockhausen, Curt Gottlob

Gustav....

Stoltz, Olav

Stone, Paul Emil Frederic Stoneham, Herbert Frederick. Stopani, John Andrew

Merchant, Soares & Co.,

Clerk. P. & O. Co.,

Counter Clerk, Hongkong Hotel,

Merchant,

Villa Branca, Robinson Road.

Caine Road.

On premises.

28 Des Voeux Road Central.

Electrical Engineer, HK. Electric Co., Ld., HIK. Electric Co., Ld., Wanchai,

Assistant, Soares & Co., Clerk,

Assistant, Siemssen & Co., Foreman Carpenter, Assistant,

Assistant, Ferd. Bornemann, Printer, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co.

Book-keeper, Howarth Erskine Ld., Assistant,

Assistant Manager, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Godown Keeper, China Sugar Refinery,... Foreman Sawyer,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co.,

Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co., Manager, Wallem & Co., Assistant, Standard Oil Co., (Shipping)... Sub-Acct., International Banking Corp., Assistant Superintendent, Rope Manufac-

turing Co.,

Stoppa, William Christain Paul Broker, Storrie, Alexander P. Strafford, Cecil

Stubbings, John James..

Stubbs, Robert Isaac..... Sullivan, Charles Daniel

Summers, Edwin Henry Spark

Sumud, Cæsar Henry Sutherland, Percy Duffus Sutton, Arthur Leslie ........ Swan, William Frederick Foote Swanston, John George Sylvain, Goldschmidt...

T

Taggart, James Harper...... Tarrant, Ernest Norsworthy Tarrant, John Arthur Tata, Bejan Dadabhoy Tata, Fariborze Kaikaoos Tatam, John

Taylor, Henry Herbert Taylor, Joun

Taylor, John William Taylor, Joseph William.. Taylor, William Taylor, William

Taylor, William Henry

Marmaduke.

Templeton, David Terry, Edgar William Tester, Percy

Thiel, Eugene Heinrich....... Thiessen, Adolf Johannes

Martin Thomas, Evau Ralph............ Thomas, Francis Henry Thomas, Harry Philip ...

Assistant, Wm. Powell Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

44 Caine Road.

4A Upper Mosque Terrace.

On premises.

Cosmopolitan Docks. Hongkong Dispensary.

16 Des Voeux Road. Hotel Mausions. Fernside, Peak.

On premises.

6 Mountain View, The Peak. Pokfulum. East Point.

Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

East Point Junior Mess.

2 Bay View, East Road, Kowloon. Kowloon Hotel. Kowloon Hotel.

| Tang Yuen, 18в Macdonnell Road.

Peak Hotel.

7 & 8 Hotel Mansions. On premises. Quarry Bay.

Electrical Engineer, HK. Electric Co., Ld., Tesla, HK. Electric Co., Ld.

Storekeeper, ...

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Storekeeper, HK. & K. W. & Godown

Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, C. P. Railway Co.,.... Engineer,

Mercantile Assistant,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, J. Ullmann & Co.,

Sub-Manager, Hongkong Hotel, Clerk, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Secretary, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Manager, Tata, Son & Co........ Commission Agent,

Butcher, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Sub-Accountant, Chartered Bank, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Chemist, China Sugar Refinery, Pattern Maker,

Assistant, HK. & Whampoa Dock, Sugar Refiner, Taikoo, Sugar Refinery, Fittings Supt., Gas Co.,

Manager, Commercial Union Assurance

Co., Ld.,

Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co.,

Assistant, F. Blackhead & Co.,

Clerk, Union Ince. Society of Canton Ld., Clerk, HK. & S'bai Bank, Assistant, C. P. Railway Co.,.

Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

6 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

On premises.

4 The Albany.

11 Robinson Road, Kowloon. Kowloon Hotel.

Quarry Bay.

On premises.

On premises.

1 Canton Villas, Kowloon.

1 Canton Villas, Kowloon.

6 Ice House Street.

4 Queen's Building.

166 Queen's Road East. 5 Ripon Terrace. Quarry Bay.

3 Queen's Road. I Connaught Road. East Point. Kowloon Docks.

74 Caine Road. Corn Hill, Quarry Bay. Gas Works, West Point.

53 The Peak. Magdalene Terrace, Magazine Gap.

St. George's Building. On premises.

On premises.

Room 11, Hotel Mansions.

*

*

NAME IN FULL.

22

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

T-Continued..

Thompson, Myron Lewis, ...... Thomson, Johu Dick Wylie ... Thun, Carl Heinrich Johannes Tiefenbacher, Hans Tillmann, Henry Tohdow, Daizo Tollan, Duncan

Toug Tze-san.....

Toppin, James

Towne, Dana Winters

Tricker, Charles Henry. Tulip, Wilfred Tully, Jobn

Turnbull, Thomas Guthrie Turner, Richard Rennie Turner, William Cecil Dutton Tuxford, Alfred Stanley

Uldall, Sofus Vilhelm August Ulderuys, Johannes P. Underwood, Joseph Harry Unsworth, Richard

V

Vardigan Arthur William

Victor, João Thomé

Supt. of Construction, Standard Oil Co.,. King Edward Hotel. Engineer,

Merchant, Rombach & Co.,.... Merchant, Wm. Meyerink & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Manager, Bank of Taiwan, Electrical Engineer,

Secretary, Tung On Fire In'ce Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, C. P. Railway Co.,

13 Praya East. Rombach & Co. On premises. Quarry Bay. Prince's Building,

4 Morton Terrace.

2 Bonham Strand West.

7 Lochiel Terrace, Kowloon.

Top floor over Douglas, Lapraik &

[Co.'s Office.

Actg. Supt. Engineer, Butterfield & Swire, 1 Connaught Road.

Draughtsman, Dock Co., Engineer, Dock Co.,....... Assistant, C. P. Railway Co., Clerk, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

| Assistant, HIK. & S'hai Bank,

Opthalmic Optician,...

Manager, G. 1. Cement Co., Ld., Engineer, ....

Chemist, China Sugar Refinery, Berthing Master, HK. & K. W. &

Godown Co., L.,

Foreman. Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Vollbrecht, Ernst Oscar Rudolf Manager, F. Blackhead & Co.,

Voller, Alfred...

Vorster, Julins Otto

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Garrels Börner & Co.,

Kowloon Docks. Kowloon Docks. Y.M.C.A. On premises. On premises. 21 Seymour Road.

Green Island.

21 Connaught Road. 188 Macdonall Road.

3 Victoria View, Kowloon.

Quarry Bay.

2 Old Bailey. 9 Kennedy Road. Quarry Bay.

15 Peak.

Wagner, Otto

W

Walker, James

Walker, Richard Corker Wallace, John Dickie Ward. Arthur Jacob Warnes, Charles Aspinell Warnsloh, Hugh Peter Gerold Warrack, Alexander Fehrsen. Warrener, William Heury

Livisley

Warre, Felix Walter Warren, Charles Edward

Wasserfall, Heinrich

Waterhouse, Wilfred Watson, Ernest George.

Watson, Henry Archibald.. Watt, Robert Downie Weall, Thomas Graham... Weaser, William Lionel Wreford Webb, Bertram Weill, Albert

Welter, Emil

Watch-maker, Ganpp & Co., Manager, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,. Electrical Engineer, Dock Co., Assistant, Lane. Crawford & Co., | Assistant. Melchers & Co., Clerk, HK, & S'hai Bank,

Clerk, Jardine Matheson & Co., Assistant, Gilman & Co.,..............

Contractor, &c., C. E. Warren & Co.,...... Assistant, Deutsch-Asiatische Bank, Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Engine-driver, Peak Tramway, Engineer, Howarth Erskine Lali,.

Manager Engine Dept., Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Architect, Weaser and Raven, Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Manager, Lery Hermanos, Manager,

West, Johannes Jacobus van Assistant, Netherlands Trading Society,.. Westerburger, Charles Adolphe

Henri

Westhoff, Adolft Jean

Philipe Hubert Désiré Weston, William MacGregor .. Wheeley, John Thomas Martin White, Edmund William White, George ..... White, Harry l'Hommedien White, Hedley G.

Whittaker, Richard Henry Whiting, George Wilson Wiesinger, Otto Georg

Christof Karl

Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., ...

Asst., Java-China-Japan Lijn,.................... Clerk, HK. S'hai Bank, Manager, China Borneo Co., Ltd., Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld., Builder and Diver, Dock Co., Head Book-keeper, P. M. S. S. Co., Representative for Suter Hartmann &

Rahtjen's Composition Co., Ld., ...

Publican,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Magazine Gap.

Sussoon's Villa, Pokfulum. Kowloon.

On premises. Kowloon Docks. On premises. On premises

On premises.

East Point Junior Mess.

4 Cameron Villa, Peak.

30 Des Voeux Road Central. 9 Garden Road.

Ou premises. Engine House, Peak. On premises. Quarry Bay.

On premises. 36 Caine Road. Kingsclere.

40 Queen's Road. Pelham House.

On premises.

7 Clifton Gardens, Conduit Road.

Derrington, Peak Road. On premises. Hongkong Club. On premises. Kowloon Docks.

6 East Avenue, Kowloon.

Peak Hotel.

40 and 41 Praya East. Quarry Bay.

Asst., China Export Import & Bank Cie., 3 Macdonnell Road.

A

NAME IN FULL.

23

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

W-Continued.

Wilkie, John

Wilkinson, Harrie Vaughan Wilks, Owen Beynon Williams, Ernest Alfred

Mountfort

Williams, Raymond Blin Wilson, George Leopold Wilson, William Webb Witchell, Job

Woldringh, Conradus..

Wolf, Erich Theodor Reinhold Wolff, Philip Robert Wong, Nathaniel Wong, Joseph Mowlam. Wong Po Chun

Wong Tape, Benjamin.

Wood, Gerald George Wood, Robert Bryden Worcester, William Gilbert

Gray

Worth, Thomas George.. Worth, William Henry Wotherspoon, William Wright, James Francis Wright, John Laird Wynne, Hugh Smith

Y

Yamada, Noriaki Yamada, Teizo

Yanagi, Yoshimi

Yates, Alfred Ernest.

Young, Andrew

Young, David....

Young, Jesse Ashton..

Young, Thomas David

Yvanovich, Jr., Guilherme

Antonio

Engineer and Contractor,.. Assistant, P. & O. Co., Clerk, Wilks and Jack,

Accountant, Lowe & Bingham, Sub-Accountant,

Architect, Palmer and Turner, Merchant,

Superintendent, Brick Works,.. Manager, Neth. Ind. Com. Bank, Assistant, Arnhold, Karberg & Co., Clerk, HK. & K. W. & Godown Co., Accountant,

Clerk, J. D. Humphreys and Son, Cierk,.

Agent, The China Merchant Life

Co., Ltd.,

Civil Engineer, Leigh and Orange,. Manager, Steam Laundry Co.,..

Assistant, P. & O. Co.,...... Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Broker, Engineer,

Foreman Carpenter, Dock Co.,

Chief Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Clerk,.....

Accountant, Bank of Taiwan,..

Ince.

1 Observatory Villas, Kowloon. 11 Mountain View, Peak.

14 Des Voeux Road, Central.

St. George's Building. Kingsclere.

Craigieburn, Peak.

6 Humphreys' Road, Kowloon. 11 Austin Avenue, Kowloon. On premises.

9 Robinson Road.

3 Stewart Terrace, Peak. Mutual Stores.

35 Des Voeux Road Central. 23 Seymour Road.

Alexandra Building. Prince's Building.

On premises.

11 Mountain View, The Peak.

Quarry Bay.

Qaarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

4 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

1 Observatory Villas, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

10 Macdonnell Road. Ataka & Co. Prince's Building.

Engr., Royal Dutch & Asiatic Petm. Co., | On premises.

Runner, Peak Hotel,....................

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, A. R. Marty,...........

Peak Hotel.

Quarry Bay.

4 Queen's Gardens.

Quarry Bay.

1 Rose Terrace, Kowloon.

Z

Zuylen, Hendrik van............ Superintendent, Java-China-Japan Lijn,

Registry, Supreme Court, Hongkong, 30th January, 1909.

11 Conduit Road.

ARATHOON SETH, Registrar.

HONGKONG.

MEMORANDUM REGARDING THE RESTRICTION OF OPIUM

IN HONGKONG AND IN CHINA.

No. 1909

3

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, March 11th, 1909.

On May 6th, 1908, Mr. W. Johnson moved a resolution in the House of The charge Commons (seconded by Mr. T. Taylor) approving the action of His Majesty's against

Hongkong. Government in progressively decreasing the quantity of opium exported from India to China, and urging the abolition of licensed Opium Dens in the Far Eastern Crown Colonies.* Both mover and seconder informed the House that in Hong- kong "nothing had been attempted,-nothing done". These statements passed unchallenged, and have conveyed to the rest of the Empire an erroneous impression of the facts regarding this Colony, which has caused no little soreness in a very loyal portion of His Majesty's oversea dominions. The Under Secretary in his reply said that His Majesty's Government recognised that in dealing with the opium question in Hongkong it was essential that we should act up to the Standards set by China and in a later debate on July 28th ‡ he added that it had not been possible to get a reasoned opinion from Hongkong.

I will endeavour in the following observations to remove the misunderstand- ing created by the remarks of Messrs. Johnson and Taylor, and at the same time to present a reasoned opinion as to the measures which may usefully and with justice be taken in order to give effect to the high object which His Majesty's Government have in view, viz., to restrict the opium habit in this Colony and to assist the Chinese Government in effecting a like restriction in China.

I write as one who has comparatively recently come to the Far East with no preconceived ideas and prejudices on the subject, but who has studied it closely for over a year. I claim moreover to have given practical proof in the past of a keen interest in matters affecting the welfare of Native Races,-e.g., the suppression of the Liquor Traffic, Slavery, etc., in Africa.

Colonies.

The Eastern Colonies, as a part of the British Empire, are animated by the same Attitude of ideals as the United Kingdom and have a not less high standard of morality. If then the Eastern the Rulers of the Empire at its centre, and the Home Parliament, with a full and accurate knowledge of the whole circumstances, arrive at the conclusion, that restriction in the matter of opium should be inaugurated in India and in the Eastern Crown Colonies, we may assume with confidence that the decision would meet with a loyal response, in spite of the fact (which Colonel Seely frankly pointed out that it is their Revenue and their trade, and not that of the United Kingdom,-which are affected.

The Colonies concerned are, however, naturally anxious that the Imperial decision shall be based upon an accurate presentment of the facts, and it is clear from a perusal of the speeches in the Legislative Councils and from the comments. of the Colonial Press, that the communities concerned labour under an impression that public opinion in England has to some extent been misinformed as to the facts, and that in consequence the methods proposed are not in all cases such as are best adapted to the end in view, or consonant with a British sense of Justice. Willing co-operation can only be based upon a mutual conviction that the course of action adopted is one that has every prospect of being effective, and that the sacrifices made will not be futile.

* Hansard Vol. 188 (4th Series) p. 330 et seq. † Ibid p. 356.

Vol. 193, p. 1260.

Ibid p. 355.

Effect on Hongkong

given.

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I will deal first with the statement that in Hongkong nothing has been done. of pledges England has already taken one very definite step. She has promised to reduce the export of opium from India to China by one-tenth each year for the next three years, and to continue that reduction annually if at the end of three years it is shown the China has proportionately reduced the production and the consumption of the drug.*

Independent action by Hongkong.

(a.) Aboli- of prepared

tion of export

opium.

(b.) Aboli- tion of smuggling.

This pledge seriously affects the interests of Hongkong which has long been the mart for the trade in raw opium in the Far East. The annual value of this trade is given as £5,312,645 in 1906 and £4,656,218 in 1907.† The profits made are similar to those secured in any other form of trade, and add to the general commercial business of the Port, by increas- ing freights, insurance (fire and marine), banking, warehousing, and handling. The extinction of the trade therefore would not merely be a loss to the merchants engaged in it but also to the general business and prosperity of the Colony. No protest, however, has yet been heard from those chiefly interested, who have accepted loyally the policy of the Home and Indian Governments, but they claim- looking to the magnitude of the trade, and to the fact that it has existed for over 100 years, that ten years is the minimum time in which new interests can be created to replace those sacrificed, and any diminution of this period would im- pose too heavy a burden upon them. In this connection I venture to suggest that China should be required to reciprocate by abandoning her exports to Siam and Indo-China-both of which countries, like herself, have declared their desire to restrict the consumption of opium. (See below,-page 3.)

A second step has been taken in which Hongkong alone was concerned. In 1907 His Majesty's Government proposed to prohibit the exportation of prepared opium from Hongkong. Opium, under the Monopoly system in this Colony, can only be "prepared" for sale by the Farmer. It was perfectly legitimate for him to export to China under proper permit and declaration, though such export formed no part of his Monopoly rights. To prohibit it would be, however, a cur- tailment of the privileges under which his contract was signed, and might have involved a moral claim for compensation, but as China undertook to reciprocate and to check the smuggling of prepared opium into Hongkong the Farmer wil- lingly agreed and the trade was abolished. The Chinese Government expressed itself as very grateful for this action by the Hongkong Government.

Further assistance has been rendered to China by Hongkong through the consistent efforts of the Colony to prevent the smuggling of opium to the Main- land, though such smuggling was of course in no way injurious to the Colony. itself, and if unchecked would add to the value of the Farm. No doubt the decrease in the rental value of the Farm in recent years is in part due to the cessation of smuggling.

It is generally believed that some ten years ago there was a very considerable. smuggling trade to China, for judging by the figures of recent years it would seem probable that the Farmer at that time drew more opium from Bond than he required for his legitimate business. It is surmised that he sold the balance to smugglers, but the risks both to them and to himself were great, for the condi- tions of the Farm were designed to prevent smuggling and as experience was gained new precautions were from time to time taken. No one can lawfully possess prepared opium in sufficient quantities to smuggle unless procured from the Farmer for no one else may prepare opium. No one may have "loose opium", (viz., anything less than an unbroken chest), except the Farmer, and every chest. imported must be declared and a permit to store obtained. Quantities in the authorised stores are checked from time to time. A new permit must be got for removal from store for export, and for removal from one place to another, or for transhipment within the Colony. The Harbour Master furnishes the Master of every Ship carrying opium for export with a memorandum of particulars con- cerning such opium, and a copy of the inemo. is sent to the Imperial Maritime Customs. (Ordinance 9 of 1887.)

The Farmer used formerly to have two establishments at the East and West of the Town and it was open to boats in Harbour, if found with loose opium on board, to declare that they were carrying it from one to the other, and had no

* Sir J. Jordan 7.12.07 in China No. 1 (1908).

Abstract of Chinese I.M. Customs Part I.A. p. 21. Sir J. Jordan of 7.12.07 in China No. 1 (1908).

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intention of smuggling. In order to eliminate the possibility of illicit trade due to this cause, the Farmer since 1900 has only been allowed to maintain one establishment.

If prepared opium bearing the Hongkong Farmer's "chop" is now found in China the "chop" is probably a forgery in order to obtain sale as foreign opium for what is really native opium. It is hardly likely that the Farmer would put his "chop

on smuggled opium. If it is a fact that opium is still smuggled into China, it must be remembered that there are other non-British ports which are quite as favourably situated for the operations of smugglers as Hongkong is.

""

The price of prepared opium in Hongkong being double that in China there is obviously little inducement to smuggle the prepared drug, while the small number of chests drawn by the Farmer (about half the number authorised) shews that it is improbable that raw opium is illicitly exported. There is moreover independent evidence to shew that any systematic smuggling is now practically extinct, though no doubt small quantities may be occasionally exported illicitly by casual individuals.

(a.) The Police have made no seizures to speak of for eight years.

(b.) It has not come to my knowledge that the Chinese Customs, in spite of the large rewards they offer to informers, have made any important seizure.

(c.) The armed bands who in former days were met with from time to time and often offered resistance, appear to have been quite broken up.

(d.) The willingness of the Farmer to co-operate in preventing the smuggling of prepared opium to China, if the latter would reciprocate, goes to shew that he does not smuggle.

(e.) Finally there is conclusive evidence furnished by Mr. Clementi's recent examination of the Farmer's books to exonerate him from

any such charge.

The efforts of the Hongkong Government in recent years (and before the present agitation began) have therefere been consistently directed towards the abolition of illicit trade in either raw or prepared opium to China and there is evidence to shew that its efforts have been attended with a large measure of suc- cess. This is a benefit of the very first importance to China, and has only been secured by constant efforts and some pecuniary loss to the Colony. Recently China has pledged herself to reciprocate by checking the illicit importation of prepared opium from China into Hongkong, but her inability to translate her undoubtedly genuine desire into effective action is shewn by the fact that for the six months following that in which the agreement was made (viz., August 1907 to January 1908) the average number of seizures of prepared opium illicitly imported into Hongkong has exceeded one per diem. The smuggling takes place from various ports, Canton, Amoy, Swatow, Hoihow, etc. I have reason to know that the Viceroy at Canton is sincerely anxious to put a stop to this practice, and the Imperial Maritime Customs have done their utinost, but the effort to suppress smuggling is to attempt the impossible, so long as the price of opium in China is only half the price in Hongkong.

I have already observed that since China has appealed to the Indian Export from Government to make heavy pecuniary sacrifices in order to restrict the China. import of opium, it is reasonable to expect that she herself should abandon the authorised export of Chinese grown opium. The official returns* show that this export had continually increased up to 1907 when it fell to 84,737 lbs. The average for 5 years (including 1907) is 348,811 lbs. The re-export of foreign opium is slightly decreasing. In 1907 it stood at 48,400 lbs., the average for 5 years being 70,947 lbs. The total average export for the last 5 years through the Customs (ie., apart from smuggling) is therefore 419,758 lbs. the bulk of which goes to French Indo-China. There is also a considerable illicit export of raw opium from China, to the Straits,† Saigon, Bangkok, America, and other places, which as I have said can only be checked by exhancing the price of opium in China, till it equals the price in the countries to which smuggling takes place.

Memo. communicated by Mr. Harris, Commissioner of Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs.

The Straits Opium Commission Report states that China is the chief if not the only source of smuggled

opium into that Colony.

The problem in China.

The two essential problems.

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I have I trust shewn that, so far from having done nothing to assist China, Hongkong is perhaps the only place (until the recent action of India) which has consistently and effectively afforded assistance.

The sincerity and honesty of purpose of the Central Government and of many of the Viceroys of the eighteen great provinces of China is admitted, but the difficulties, Financial, Industrial, and Executive-which confront the Provincial Administrations are very great. In dealing therefore with a matter which affects great industrial interests in British India, and the Native States, and the revenues and trade of the Eastern Colonies, it is imperative in justice to those whose industry and trade are affected to proceed gradually and tentatively, and not too far in advance of the steps taken by China, so that the interests of our own nationals may not be sacrificed without corresponding visible and tangible results in China, and we may assure ourselves alike of the permanency of the movement, and of the ability of the Central Government to carry it through in an Empire with so little cohesion as China.

The two really essential problems, which in my view China has to solve if she intends to carry out her declared intention are:-

(a.) The restriction and ultimate abolition of the cultivation of the

Poppy in China.‡

(b.) The provision of a revenue to replace that now raised on opium. When these two problems are in a fair way of solution it may justly be said that China has set a Standard which is worthy of emulation, and has proved herself to be in earnest.

(.) Restric-

As regards restriction of cultivation. The fact must not be lost sight of that tion of production. of the total

of the total quantity of opium consumed in China--estimated at 22,588 tons in 1906 *-ths is grown in China itself § chiefly in the Province of Szechuan (66% of the total) which is one of the most densely populated of the provinces of China (45 millions) into which no foreign opium is imported, and in which as Mr. Clementi** has shewn, the percentage of smokers is more than double that in the rest of the Empire. Out of her enormous production China in fact (as I have shewn) exports opium to Indo-China and I believe to Siam, where the consumption shews no decrease † though the King in a manifesto on his birthday declared his desire to restrict it. This is irrespective of the amount illicitly exported which is probably considerable. In Szechuan and Yunnan the cultiva- tion of opium is a great agricultural industry, and its arbitrary abolition would inflict a great injury on the population. In this connection it is of interest to note that Mr. Clementi shews in his translation of the Article on the Poppy from the Chinese Encyclopædia that the plant was known and cultivated in China for medicinal purposes as early as the beginning of the 9th Century, and that the use of opium was probably introduced by the Arabs as early as the middle of the 15th Century.

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Relative to the restriction of cultivation the point naturally arises How is India at the end of the trial period of three years to ascertain whether China has fulfilled her part of the contract and has made a corresponding reduction in the internal produc- tion? Since there is no proper survey, and no accurate record of the area under poppy cultivation, and China refuses the assistance of foreign surveyors, it is clear that existing statistics are very nebulous and no exact demonstration of decrease can be expected. The only rough and ready method therefore of gauging whether China has proportionately decreased cultivation during the three trial years, is to judge by the current price of Native Opium in China. If it rises considerably as it must do with a decrease of cultivation, it will be fair to assume that the alleged reduction has really taken place,-allowance being made at the same time for a fall in prices due to decrease of smokers, and decrease of illicit export (which with a rise in price of Native Opium becomes less profitable). I lay stress on the

The Memorial of the Tartar-General of Ninghsia (Official Gazette 17.12.08) frankly admits that Chinese statements regarding the decrease of the habit are untrue. Troops and officials can be made to desist, but the only remedy he says for the populace is to cease cultivation.

§ Sir J. Jordan 27.11.07. China No. 1 (1908).

* China No. 1 (1908) p. 33.

Sir A. Hosie's estimate-by far the lowest-Sir J. Jordan 27.11.07. China No. 1 (1908).

Calculation dated 12.6.08.

China No. 1 (1903).] 200,437 lbs.

535,067 lbs. in 1906. [Mr. Leech's report,-Sir. J. Jordan 27.11.07.

in 1907. [Mr. Hardouin's report to Governor-General, Indo-China.]

† F. O. Annual Series 3999/07. p. 6.

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necessity of this rise in the price of opium in China for until its price is on a parity with that obtaining in the Straits and Hongkong, those Colonies are justified in claiming that the restrictive methods of China are less effective than their own, and in resenting the consequential smuggling from China to British territory.

Poppy.

It would seem that the best way of reducing the area of cultivation is a Poppy Substitutes Tax on all lands devoted to the growth of the poppy, which could be gradually for the increased until the cultivation became unprofitable. Such a tax already exists in Shansi where poppy land is rated at about three times as high as any other crop. It also exists in Manchuria. The imposition of such a tax would enable the Government to cheapen transport for crops of less value, and to grant some compensation to poppy growers who take up other crops in lieu of the poppy.

Sir A. Hogie estimates that a crop of wheat per acre is worth £4.5.6 as against £5.16.8 for poppy (viz., 26.71% loss)* but there are crops possibly of more value than wheat suitable for poppy land such as tobacco, cocoa, or rubber. Mr. Fox lately Consul in the poppy-growing province of Szechuan says that the tobacco is of high quality, and suggests as substitutes ramie, tea, silk and vegetable oils. It is worthy of note that as food stuffs replace the poppy, the price of food decreases, and with it the perennial scourge of famine from floods etc. and the necessity of the embargo on the export of rice. It would be of benefit to China if an expert agriculturist were to advise as to the most paying substitutes for the poppy.

The world Supply of

Opium.

The whole subject of opium production is a difficult one. requires a large quantity for medicinal purposes, and in order that the count- Medicinal ries which produce, or are capable of producing, the drug may guard against its export and use for illicit purposes, it would appear to be necessary that the output should be made a Government monopoly and the Government of the country of consignment notified of all shipments so that it may adopt measures for controlling the sale,--otherwise as Mr. Leech points out, new countries will grow opium when the Indian export is restricted. For China is not the only country which has cause to fear the effects of the misuse of opium, and its derivative morphine. The United States of America, it is said, imports seven or eight times as inuch as is required for medicinal purposes, and has lately passed a law restricting this import,-as. also has Canada. It will be open to the non-producing countries to follow this lead, and by agreement with the coun- tries of origin to control the import for medicinal purposes in whatever way may appear best calculated to guard against misuse, viz., either by a Government Monopoly, or by the institution of a system of permits to authorised wholesale dealers, who may sell only to licensed druggists.

So far as China is concerned, the bargian with India and the similar restric- tion of import of Persian and Turkish opium relieves her of all difficulty as regards the part of her consumption which is imported. The remedy for the other which is home-grown is in her own hands. The bulk of the world's supply of medicinal opium comes from Turkey, for Turkish opium contains from 9% to 12% of Morphia as against 4% or 5% in Indian opium. The average export for the last 6 years is 718,327 lbs. and there is at present no Government control. The total export from India is put at 67,000 chests, of which 51,000 goes to China, and will presumably disappear in the course of 10 years. There remains 16,000 chests as India's contribution to the medicinal supply of the world.

revenue.

As regards the second of the "essential problems"-the raising of a revenue How replace to replace that derived from opium,-it would be wholly beyond my province to opium make suggestions in a matter with which the Chinese Government is alone com- petent to deal. Already in some provinces a Salt Tax has been imposed,-in others fees for permits to buy opium. The land-tax was declared by the Edict of 1713 to be immutable for all time, though our experience in the leased territories of this Colony has shewn that it can be increased without hardship. But China

* Sir J. Jordan 27.11.07 in China No. 1 (1908).

The Indian Trade Journal of 12.11.08 states that the cultivation of opium is increasing in Afghanistan and it was imported thence to India for the first time in 1906-07. Quoting Stahl in the Chemiker- Zeitung (68) it adds that in the last 25 years the poppy has replaced wheat in Persia and spread over the whole country. Smokers and eaters now number 20% of the Moslem population. Persia imports from Afghanistan (£9,364 in 05-06). Her exports totalled £346,445 of which £193,064 went to India, and large quantities to Russia and Turkey.

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Restriction in the

Colony of

has

many other resources, such as the development of minerals, a tax u spirits and the purification of her system of collection of taxes.

So far I have dealt with the aims of the Chinese Government, and the direct assistance afforded to it by India and Hongkong in its efforts to restrict the Hongkong. importation (legally or illegally) into China of raw or prepared opium. I will now pass in review the methods adopted by the Hongkong Government to restrict and control the consumption of opium within the Colony. I will add some proposals by which restriction may be made still more effective in the future.

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(a.) The

Farm".

Enhances prices.

Checks

The most effective of these, both for restriction and control, has, as experience proves, been the institution of a monopoly leased for a specified period of three years to a

"Farmer", for the sole right to prepare opium for sale, and to sell it, in the Colony. His right to import prepared opium without declaration and to export it were also recognised. The farin is a lucrative business and its acquisi- tion therefore is the object of keen competition, and the Government derives from the sale of the Monopoly a sum equal to nearly a fourth of its entire Revenue. Seeing that the farm is a restrictive agency this Revenue is entirely legitimate and in any case is no more subject to criticism than the licence fees derived from public houses here or in England. The Government derives no other revenue from opium, except the negligible licences to divan keepers. I have already in a previous paragraph quoted the conditions imposed by the terms of his licence upon the Farmer, and the privileges reserved to him by Ordinance. order to protect his Monopoly the Farmer has to employ a large staff of detectives and to offer rewards to informers.

In

In

In order to pay for these and also the high fee to Government he is com- pelled to enhance the retail price of opium, and this enhancement has been pro- gressive in each triennial period for which the farm has been let. In 1900 the price of prepared opium in Hongkong to the smoker, was $1.50 per tael: 1904 the next Licencee put up the price to $3 which was again increased in 1905 to $3.30. Thus the amount of opium purchasable for 10 cents has been as follows between the years 1896-1904 :-

1.5, 1.2, ·1, 8, 57, *4, •3, mace (13 oz.)

175, 195, 228, 233, 243, 293, 331, thousand population.

The price in Hongkong is therefore much higher than in the neighbouring city of Canton. In Hongkong it varies from $3.30 to $3.50 per tael while in Canton it is from 80 cents to $1.53.

This fact naturally encourages smuggling into the Colony, and since Hong- smuggling. kong, being a Free Port, has no Customs Preventive Service it would be impossible to check the smuggling of raw or of prepared opium as effectively as the Farmer can do it when his own pecuniary interests are involved, for it must be remembered that the Colony of Hongkong consists of an island and a peninsula, around whose shores are fleets of trading and fishing junks, while opium being light and of small bulk is easily concealed.

The Farmer can employ spies and informers, both to check smuggling and to detect illicit boiling of opium, but such methods should, when possible, be avoided by a Government on any extended scale. The Government, however, renders him all possible assistance and issues search warrants ou information supplied by the Farmer. The Farmer's Excise Officers also search all persons landing in Hongkong, except a few exempted for public service. This search is most unpopular amongst the Chinese and exemption incidentally stimulates men to come forward for public service. The Farm is disliked in consequence of the search which, however, it would be equally necessary to maintain if the Farm were abolished, (in which case the odium would be incurred by the Government), unless restriction of opium ceased. Beyond doubt the creation of a Monopoly in Chinese hands is the most effective method conceivable for controlling the smuggling, sale, and use, of opium in the Colony.*

* Sir J. Russell, Chief Justice of Hongkong who had made an exhaustive study of the opium question reported as follows on 6.1. 1892: The only practicable way in my opinion of getting any proper revenue out of opium in a free port is by levying a tax on the Manufactured Article, just as on manufactured tobacco or on spirits. Opium in the raw state is not useable. It has to be made fit for smoking, and the raising of a tax on it is just like raising a tax by distilling licenses, or the duty on spirits or tobacco. To diminish consumption of opium, to get an adequate Revenue, and to help China to put down smuggling I am satisfied the Farming system properly controlled will under local circum- stances best carry out Lord Knutsford's wish to diminish the evils of the opium traffic independently of Revenue." In this view the then Governor and Executive Council concurred.

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Revenue.

A monopoly by Government was tried and resulted in a decrease in the Increases receipts in the second year to less than half those of the first year, due to the impossibility of coping with the smuggling and illicit "preparation

"of opium. The Revenue lost by Government was therefore so much additional profit to the Smuggler, instead of going to the Farmer who provides the Preventive Service and to the Government which uses its profits for the maintenance of Police, Sanitation, Education, etc. A Government monopoly is moreover more likely to tend to venality and corruption of subordinate officials. In view of what I have said it cannot be justly argued that the Government delegates its functions to an individual and loses prestige, since it co-operates in the duties of search and arrest, while avoiding the odium of employing informers and of making a direct profit by the sale of opium.

Under the terms of his licence the Farmer is entitled to withdraw from bond, Amount

exported.

(in order to "prepare" it), 1,800 chests per annum. This may be increased by drawn and imports of prepared and dross opium (not of raw) and he may export as well as supply the local demand. It appears to be a fact that in former years the Farmer did import prepared opium from Singapore, and that much was smuggled to China, but he states that none has been imported for 15 years. However that may be Mr. Clementi's examination of his books proved beyond question that none is imported now except opium dross, "halan ", and "tautsingko" which are imported from Canton and Macao to be used in the "preparation "of crude opium for smoking.*

Although Macao was always a rival in the export trade and secured the greater share of it, the Hongkong Farmer does a certain amount of business in this line. The markets of Australia and the Philippines are now closed, and more recently (by the prohibiting Ordinance of 1908) that of China also, but it is probable that he still exports about 12 per cent of his opium. The actual number of chests withdrawn by him from bond, since 1895 is as follows:-

1589 1901 1704

1098 1036

1903 990 1904 - 725 1905 858

1895 16071 1899 1749 1896 15153 1900 1897 1898

1902 929/2 1906 497

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1907725 1908 934 †

The low figures in 1904 and 1906 were due to financial embarrassments of the Farmer in those years, caused by the fact that he had tendered for a larger payment to Government than the monopoly could afford. The payment which stood at $2,041,940 in 1905 and 1906 fell in the next contract (March 1907) to $1,452,000. In fact in 1906 the Farmer had to suspend the operations of the farm altogether for some months and adulterated opium was sold. The average for the period excluding these two years is 1,253 chests per annum.

price and de-

Since the year 1901, the farm has been in the hands of Singapore merchants, Increased who have put up the local retail price from $2 per tael (in 1901) to its present creased con- rate [$3.37] and by this means,-aided by the reduction in the Government sumption. rent,-hare succeeded in making it pay, in spite of the cessation of smuggling to China d the loss of the Australian and other markets.

This great increase in local selling price would naturally result in a con- sirable decrease in smoking, for the poorer classes could not afford to buy so much, but since there are no records of the quantities of prepared opium imported and exported (whether legitimately or otherwise) by the Farmer, it is not possible to gauge the decrease precisely, by the quantities of raw opium drawn from bond by the Farmer. It will, however, be noted that this decrease in smoking, together with the abolition of the smuggling traffic, have conbined to reduce the revenue received by Government as rental for the Farm by $588,000, since the last contract was made. It will be noted also that the amount of opium prepared by the Farmer has greatly decreased since 1898 in spite of the acquisition of the New Territories in that year which added about to the population.

* Table 6 (b) and (c) of Mr. Clementi's Memo.

† 113 of these chests were Chinese Opium.

The Straits Commission are emphatic in their view that opium consumption varies inversely with the price, and the dearer it is the less is consumed. The price in the F.M.S. is 40% to 50% less than in the Straits and the consumption per head is nearly double which is undoubtedly attributable to the relative cost". Report §67-69. They however point out that the danger of increasing the price is that it induces smokers to take to cheaper substitutes. The consumption of morphia increased when the price of opium was raised. It also induces an increase of smuggling. Ibid $248, 256.

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The restriction of the export from India will probably enhance the value of raw opium, and this with the restrictions already alluded to, and others to which I am about to refer, will probably still further reduce the tender in 1910. This in itself constitutes a heavy contribution on the part of the Colony to the policy inaugurated by His Majesty's Government, at a time when, owing to a prolonged depression in trade and to other causes, it is in considerable financial difficulties. Any serious decrease in revenue makes it, of course, more difficult to maintain effective Police supervision, without which the Farmer would be unable to protect his monopoly and prevent smuggling of opium into the Colony, or from the Colony into China.

There is no evidence to shew that the Farmer in any way endeavours to pro- mote the consumption of opium. No methods of inducement or advertisement are used. Opium divans are not in any way made attractive by meretricious devices as are public houses in England, and sales are in no way pushed.

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I have endeavoured to shew that the system of farming the monopoly of the right to prepare and sell opium results in enhancing the price of the drag and thereby restricts the consumption (the average price of the various grades of the raw drug is only about of the average retail selling price in Hongkong); that it is a potent and indeed the only means of checking smuggling either into the Colony or from it to China; and that it produces a revenue that is perfectly legitimate and is expended in providing a Police Service, etc.

In order to give effect to the policy of His Majesty's Government it is feasible proposals for to enhance the restrictions imposed upon the Farmer. Prior to the year 1891 he was allowed to draw 3,650 chests of opium per annum in order to "prepare" and sell it. Since that year the number has been fixed at 1,800, and though it is true that he has not as a matter of fact drawn anything like this amount, it is impossible, except with his consent, to reduce this number, until the present contract expires in March, 1910:

(a.) The number could then be reduced by half, viz., 909, and if China perseveres in her efforts it may in future years be progressively diminished, though for reasons which I will presently give I think it of more than doubtful utility to abolish the supply altogether. Since the population is rapidly increasing this constitutes a very substantial decrease. With the decrease of the export from India and the presumable cessation of the export from China, the supply will moreover be greatly curtailed and the cost proportionately increased. The Farmer is willing to agree to an immediate decrease (from March 1909) to 1,000 chests with 200 extra, if required, for bonâ fide export to places other than China.

(b.) If the Farmer for the purposes of his operations should import any prepared opium he must declare it (as also opium dross, dross opium, and "halan "), and an equivalent deduction will be made from the quantity of raw opium he is allowed to draw.

(c.) He may similarly be called upon to report his monthly sales of prepared and dross opium, whether in the Colony or exported,

and in the latter case their destination.

(d.) He would be prohibited from selling any opium to women

children, whether for their own use or not.

or

These restrictions would of course decrease the value of the farm, and there- by involve a loss of revenue to the Colony, which would however be expended in a practical effort to give effect to the policy of the Home Government.

There are other important steps which have been taken by this Colony to control and restrict the use of opium, both as regards the question of divans, and (most important of all) as regards the importation, sale, and use, of morphine, and compounds of opium (for eating), as well as cocaine, including moreover recent action with a view to controlling the transit trade in the former to prevent smug- gling to China. These matters are, however, best dealt with under the sub- sequent paragraphs relating to Divans, and Morphia, &c.

* The Straits Commission say (Report § 155) that this was "clearly proved" and was surprising looking to the commercial aptitude of the Chinese. The Farmer does not extend sales by giving bonuses, or lower rates for wholesale purchases and rarely gives credit but simply supplies a demand and does nothing to stimulate it".

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So much prominence has been given of late to the subject of opium divans, Divans. (or "Dens" as they are called in England), that I think it may be useful to add a few observations on them.

divaus.

Divans,-which must not be confused with opium shops whose rôle is the Nature of preparation and sale (or sale only) of opium-are places where opium is sold for smoking on the premises, or where a fee is paid for the privilege of smoking. There is of course no means of preventing persons from preparing and smoking both opium and dross in their own houses if they wish to do so.

which

In Hongkong there are 190 divans. They are under the control of the Police and Sanitary Department and the Protector of Chinese. A divan consists of a single room which if quite full might accommodate 30 persons at a time. Mr. Clementi estimates the total who smoke in divans as some 14,465 persons only gives an average for each divan of 76. Therefore if each person remained 3 hours the average occupants would only be 13 or 14 instead of 30, since divans are only open from 6 a.m. to midnight. A personal inspection showed them to be quiet and orderly. The smokers appeared generally to be friends engaged in animated conversation, smoking tobacco, eating fruit and drinking tea with an occasional whiff from the opium pipe. There were none in a state of stupefaction though the visit was between 10 and 11 p.m.

The Colonial Secretary, Mr. May, with 9 years' experience as Head of Police, who had constantly visited the divans at all hours of the day and night, stated that he had never seen a man here the worse for the drug. He himself though very susceptible even to tobacco had smoked many pipes in succession with no result. Dr. Ayres who studied the question for 20 years smoked 3 mace (174 grains) consecutively, viz., as much as a confirmed smoker would smoke in a `day

-without feeling any result at all.†

A divan licence in Hongkong costs $10 (£1) per annum and is renewable annually, and the place is comparable to our public houses in England, in so far as it affords a resort where the tired coolie may rest and enjoy his tobacco and fruit with a little opium, or where friends of the better classes may meet and discuss affairs, but it contrasts strongly with a Public House in that it is quiet and orderly. Women and children are absolutely excluded.‡

Men who have homes of their own will, in the absence of divans, smoke in Alternatives their women's quarters as they are now reported to be doing in Canton. Thus for divans. the evil hitherto excluded from domestic life will be introduced into the home, where women and children will probably become participators. The idea there- fore that smoking at home is less harmful than smoking in a public divan is based on a misconception of the nature of a divan as it exists at any rate in Hongkong. It is true that the criminal classes frequent the divans, because they are often smokers, but they go there for no vicious purpose other than smoking,-the place is too open and public for discussing secret plans, and there is no immorality.§

The alternative resort for those with money is the noisy theatre, or the rest- aurant where much money is wasted, and which is more or less associated with the brothel. For the coolie the alternative is the street, or if he desires to smoke and has no home in which to indulge he must pay some rich man's servants for the privilege of smoking with them. It is indeed anticipated that abolition of divans would lead to the introduction of bad characters into the quarters of the Chinese servants of Europeans, and may even extend instead of curtailing the habit. Divans are a concomitant, and result of the habit of opium smoking rather than an inciting cause, and they serve a useful purpose in concentrating smokers, and thus bringing them under control and supervision. They also tend to dim-

* Calculation dated 12-6-08.

+ Indian Opium Commission. Vol. V. p. 193.

Ordinance 8 of 1891. The keeper's wife or child are alone exempted.

The Straits Commission support these conclusions very strongly. They hold that public smoking in well ventilated saloons is better for public health than smoking in private houses. They are "unhesitatingly of opinion" that it would be a mistake to abolish divans and that there is "no necessity or justification" for doing so. They add some recommendations regarding control and sanitation, but do not advocate any increase in the licence fees which are $24 and $36. (Report § 212 to §226). Mr. Fox informs me that during a year's residence at the capital of the opium province of Szechuan, he never saw any disturbance in a divan.

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inish smoking of opium in private houses, and to confine it to adult males, and are a check on dross eating since neither the keeper nor the smoker may retain the dross. Their complete abolition would not improbably produce many evils not contemplated by those who have no actual knowledge of the circumstances.

It is to be noted that in Hongkong, where the adult male population (who which used. alone smoke) is nearly equal to the total of women and children combined, the number who smoke in divans is only in the proportion of about 7 to 5 who smoke outside.* This proportion would be greatly less in rural districts. The closing of divans in Shanghai and the neighbouring city is said to have led to no apparent diminution in the sale and consumption of the drug.

Closing of divans in China.

Further restrictions on divans.

effects of

substitutes.

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China has not hesitated to adopt the closing of divans, but her ideas of justice and vested rights are not those which obtain among ourselves and to which ex- pression was given in the recent debate on the Licensing Bill, nor has she to deal (as Hongkong has) with the question of the rights of a Monopolist. The result, however, is reported to be very unsatisfactory, though owing to her defective Police Force any such order can only be partially operative. The hardship and injustice is proportionately greater in a British Colony, and the step more drastic, since it is fully enforced. †

The divan will gradually disappear with the cessation of smoking, and till then it is a useful agent for control. Persons who exceed should be treated as habitual drunkards or dipsomaniacs are, and placed under control and restraint. ‡ Divan licensees on whose premises such persons are found should be liable to fine and cancellation of licenses. They should only be allowed to be open during fixed hours say 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and no customers should be allowed to sleep on the premises. Restrictions of this kind are being placed on divans, so long as any remain in Hongkong.

Comparative Every race in the World in every age has exhibited a desire for something opium and of to act pleasurably on the nervous system either as a stimulant or a sedative and Sir William Roberts who analysed the medical evidence given before the Indian Commission (of which he was the expert medical member) refers in his extremely interesting report § to the "Euphoric and non-medicinal effects of stimulants and sedatives, which are so essential to the nervous organization of man, as to constitute "a profound instinct of human nature ".

(a.) Opium.

Lord Brassey's Commission (which recorded its proceedings in seven volumes. totalling 2,550 pages of small print) is an encyclopædia of information on every. aspect of the opium question, which should be studied by everyone interested in the matter. Innumerable witnesses of every class were examined and reports (in reply to a series of questions) were received from Hongkong, Singapore, and other places. The most eminent of Indian Administrators worte reports and collected statistics for it. The commissioners record this weighty opinion: "We have made

* 3.572 per cent. smoke in divans }

2.678 per cent. smoke outside divans

Clementi 12.6.08.

** The facts, in comparison with Hongkong, appear to be as follow:-The population of the International Settlement (no divans have been closed in the French concession) was estimated in 1907 at 510.000 of whom about half are adult males (ciz.. possible smokers). There were 1,437 divans 1 per 177.4. The adult male population of Hongkong in 1907 (exclusive of the New Territories) is estimated at 200,000 and there were 191 divans viz. 1 per 1,037. Thus Shanghai had in 1907 proportionately about six times as many divans as Hongkong. By 31st December, 1908, 709 of the divans had been closed. Disregarding any increase of population this would allow one divan per 350 adult males. Hong- kong from 1st March 1909 has 165 divans viz. 1 per 1,212 males,-leaving Shanghai with still 3 or 4 times as many.

A large number of Shanghai divans are also brothels, where prostitutes minister to the smokers, and some are very large houses, consisting I believe of several floors. This is a radically different matter from the divans of Hongkong and may perhaps account for the views held by many in England. Report has it that many of the divans when closed became opium shops while others were carried on secretly. In Singapore there are within the Municipality 414 divans with a population of 99,173 males over 15 years viz. 1 divan per 241 adult males. Mr. James Munro, C.B., was one of the witnesses examined by Lord Brassey's Commission. He had formerly been Inspector General of Police in Bengal, then Commissioner of Bengal and finally Chief Commissioner of Police in London, At the time he was examined by the Commission he had returned to India as a Missionary, and he is one of the witnesses to whose evidence the Com- missioners in their final report direct special attention. (Vol. VI. p. 23. § 82.) When asked his opinion as to the closing of divans, he said his view was clear that it was a wiser policy to keep them open, and under Police control (Vol. II. p. 150). In this view the Commissioners apparently concur while adding that the restrictions in India had not been long enough in operation to afford material for a final conclusion (Vol. VI. p. 23) and that there was little opium smoking in India. I may add that I had formed my own conclusions from local investigation before reading the Indian Commission's report.

The Straits Commission do not accept this view and stigmatise the compulsory detention of "Sots" as

"intolerable and unjustifiable" Report § 277.

§ Indian Commission Vol. VI pp. 99 to 119. Summary of medical evidence by Sir W. Roberts, F.B.S.

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exhaustive enquiry into the consumption of opium in India and its effects. find no evidence of extensive moral or physical degradation from its use. It is extensively used for non-medical and quasi-medical purposes in some cases with benefit, and for the most part without serious consequences." * This verdict refers to the eating of opium, which expert evidence goes to shew is much more potent in its effects than smoking.† Sir William Roberts in his summary § states that proof has been given that smokers might continue the habit for 10, 20, or 30 years with- out detriment to their health. It has been the universal household remedy for centuries,** and is extensively given to children, †† and is a useful digestive to a rice-eating people. It is stated to be a prophylactic against malaria,‡ and though modern research would probably negative this theory, there is no doubt that it affords a means of relief where remedies are not available and is therefore of special value in a country like China where iration is so extensive, and low lying valleys planted with rice fields abound. Dr. Crombie, Superintendent of the Government Hospital at Calcutta, went so far as to state it as his opinion to the Commission that to deprive the people of a malarial district of opium would be "a terrible and wanton cruelty".

Such authoritative opinions as these, based on one of the most exhaustive enquiries ever held into any such subject must arrest the attention, and demand the earnest consideration of those who appoach this subject from no ex-parte point of view. The question at issue is whether looking to the fact that all races at all times have adopted some form of stimulant or sedative, we may not by misdirected zeal substitute a worse for a comparatively harmless habit. Few I think will be found who will oppose efforts for restriction and control, and for ensuring moderation, but for my own part I view with much misgiving the attempt at total abolition of opium smoking, and of the methods by which the habit is at present kept under due control.

Professor Giles has demonstrated that in ancient times the Chinese were (.) Alcohol. addicted to alcohol till it was replaced by opium. || Drunkenness is not considered disgraceful, and the Chiuese are proud of their powers of drinking and are never voluntary abstainers. Mr. Fox Consul General of Canton informs me that a large majority of the officials and gentry are already fond of wines and spirits, and would drink heavily if they did not smoke. The introduction of railways into China will facilitate the supply of alcohol, hitherto restricted by lack of transport, which opium being light and portable does not need. It is also alleged, but I know not whether on good authority, that local manufacture is increasing. There

* Indian Commission Vol. VI p. 97.

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† Dr. Aryres' evidence Ibid Vol. V. p. 193.

§ Ibid Vol. VI. p. 119. The researches of Moissan are referred to by Sir Willian Roberts (Vol. VI p. 119) who summarises the conclusions arrived at after a study of these writings and of the evidence of witnesses as follows:-The experience of Europeans who have tried smoking and "who are very sensitive to the hypnotic action of morphia, seems to show that the enjoyment of the smoker is not due to the absorption of unchanged morphia. That some traces of morphia are conveyed into the lungs of the smoker is how- ever pretty certain

but as this smoke is forthwith expelled again, there would probably be very little absorption of morphia by the pulmonary tissue. What the gases evolved by heated chandu (prepared opium) consist of we do not accurately know." The determination of the constituents of the smoke inhaled by the opium smoker and the nature of the residue absorbed is being investigated by Mr. Clementi, Assistant Colonial Secretary, and the Government Analyst of the Colony, but the results of the experiments cannot be known for some little time. A similar investigation was being conducted in the Straits, (Report of Commissioners Vol. III p. 102). It appears probable that the smoke first given off contains the most morphine, amounting however only to one-tenth of a 10% of the opium smoked. Even of this mere trace only a part remains in the lungs, the remainder being exhaled. The Government Analyst (Mr. F. Brown) considers that in moderate smoking the system is capable of completely oxydising all the various products and it is therefore harmless. In excess, though the morphia is oxydised the other products, of a tarry and oily nature, are not (see Brit. Pharm. Codex p. 724) and excessive smoking is therefore harmful, Looking to the great variation in the amount of morphia etc, contained in different kinds of opium (Indian 4 to 8%, Turkish 8 to 124%) the question arises whether by artificial selection &c. a non-toxic opium for smoking could be produced. India is I oelieve experimenting in this direction but with a view to producing an opium containing more morphia, in order to compete with Turkey for the medicinal supply.

** Ibid p. 108.

†† Ibid p. 105.

‡ Ibid Vol. VI. pp. 105-112.

The Straits Commission's Report nowhere refers to the exhaustive Indian Commission from which it seems as though they had not had it before them. They arrive, however, at very similar conclusions viz., thatthe evil results are greatly exaggerated (§96, 334) and that the medical evidence goes to show that they are small (§328) when smoking is done in moderation. That the vast majority smoke iu moderation (§271, 225, 117) and the evil effects are confined to "Sots" who are rare, and are ostracised like habitual drunkards (§ 105); and finally that there is no tendency for the moderate smoker to continually increase the dose, till be becomes a "Sot" (§108, 114, 271). They recommend restriction with due regard to the liberty of the subject. on the grounds that the habit is Wasteful and seldom beneficial", but emphatically deprecate prohibition,-which in Australia is understood to have resulted only in organised and successful smug- gling (§ 136).

|| Nineteenth Century December, 1907.

(c.) Eating opium.

(2.) Morphia.

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seems then to be a distinct probability that alcohol may replace opium.* In Hongkong the danger of alcohol as a substitute for opium is a real one since cheap liquor-shops abound. Opium is a sedative which tends to inaction, and there is a concensus of opinion, that it is responsible for no crime, while alcohol is a stimulant which disposes towards aggressive action and admittedly produces crime. The effects of opium are rarely visible and are never seen in public places. Drunkenness on the contrary is a cause of inconvenience in the public streets, and is a degrading spectacle.

A second alternative to the use of alcohol to replace the smoking of opium is found in the eating of the drug-a method hitherto practically unknown in China. The many kinds of "anti-opium" pills which have been distributed gratis or sold in vast quantities throughout China are all said to contain opium, and thus the habit of eating instead of smoking has been encouraged. This as Sir John Jordan points out is a far more dangerous practice and infinitely harder to eradicate. Dr. Main, C.M.S., is quoted in the public Press as stating that whereas his Mission formerly always had a large number of persons under treatment for the cure of the habit they have ceased to come now that these pills can be procured.‡

Another still more deplorable substitute is morphia whether consumed internally or injected hypodermically. Dr. Morrison, correspondent of The Times, bears witness to the immense increase in the consumption of morphia,—and lays special stress on the fact that its importation cannot be checked by an increase in duties. In 1904 the duties were raised from 5% to 200% and the recorded import fell from 195,133 oz. in 1902 to 96 ozs. in 1907, but there is no reason, he says, to doubt that at the present time the import is nearer to ten tons (smuggled). He adds that "orders have been given for 1,000 lbs. weight in one transaction the morphia being packed in 7, 14, 21, and 28 lb. tins. four in a case. smuggling is wholesale, while Chinese returning from Borneo, Java, Malay and Siam in a large number of cases bring back morphia as savings to China". The morphia is I believe ordered wholesale (chiefly from London) and transhipped at sea for smuggling.§

This

These

The Powers have recently agreed that from 1.1.09, the importation of morphia into China shall be prohibited, while both they and China undertake not to manufacture it in China. The Chinese Government thereupon issued elaborate instructions to regulate the import for medicinal purposes. Regulations will no doubt be operative as regards the 96 oz. legitimately imported,● but since China has already shewn herself so entirely powerless to check smuggling over her 7,000 miles of land and 4,000 miles of sea frontier, it is to be feared that little benefit will accrue from this convention. The Government of Hong- kong has however, at once come forward to assist so far as it can. Regula- tions to control more effectively the transit trade have been issued, making it obligatory to obtain a license and to declare port of destination, and establishing one Government warehouse only.

• The increase in the Imports of wine, beer, and spirits into Canton is shewn by the following figures from the

Customs returns :--

Taels.

1897. 24,527

1902. 48,857

1907. 209,744.

The Straits Commission state that there is already an increase in consumption of alcohol among Straits born Chinese, and the prohibition of opium would increase it among Chinese generally. $149. It is stated that the import of opium in the Federated Malay States has decreased by $93,000 while the

import of alcoholic liquors increased by $355,000.

† The Bishop of London stated in the House of Lords that 90 to 93% of the prisoners in one British Gaol were brought there by drink. The Lunacy Commissioner ascribed 22 % of lunatics to the same cause, - apart from hereditary dipsomaniacs. It should be remembered moreover that it is foreign merchants who import the liquor into China,-while they import ouly of the opium. Hansard 1908 Vol. 197 p. 326. Mr. Justice Walton, presiding at a Meeting on January 25th at Lincoln's Inn, said that as the result of a long experience he was led to the conclusion that more than 99% of the trials for crimes of violence had their origin in intemperance". (Times 26.1.09.)

The Straits Commission state it as their view that smoking is by far the least deleterious method of using

Opium-only a small part of the alkaloids being absorbed. § 326. Smoking of "Dross

is worse than pure Opium, and the custom of eating "Dross" is worst of all. § 251.

§ The official returns shew an average import for five years prior to 1904 of 141,864 oz. and for the years 1904-1907 of 174 oz. only. Of the import in 1902 (195,133 oz.) the United Kingdom and Hongkong between them imported 95.8% (United Kingdom 149,726 oz., Hongkong 37,205 oz.) In 1903 they imported 85.7%. Though the Customs only shew 51 oz. as imported in 1905 the "distribution through each Customs District" shews 14,007 oz. for that year-a proof of smuggling. Prior to 1904 almost the whole was imported into Shanghai,-since that year the total for 3 years is 34 oz. ! (through the Customs).

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The present exports to all countries through Hongkong amounted to about 400 cases in 1907,-to which may be added the trade in "opium compounds ", (which are chiefly opium and morphia pills), amounting in 1906 and 1907 to an average of 7,938 lbs.

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anti-opiuna

Morphia is not only imported in a liquid form for injection, but also in the Morphia in insidious form of so-called "anti-opium" pills, which are sold in vast quantities, pills. as a cure for opium smoking. The Commissioner of Imperial Maritime Customs states that these morphia pills are obtainable in every medicine shop in Canton and their sale is increasing. The offer of a reward of Tls. 15 for every 12 oz. detected produced no result, and proves how lucrative the business is. The Consul General at Canton sent me some samples of pills for analysis. They contained 11's a'r 2's and grain (13 to 17 grammes). The Viceroy acting on the orders of the Central Government thereupon issued a Proclamation, directing that a scheme must be devised for the supervision of all shops selling anti-opium pills, the amounts of sales reduced, and the analysis more carefully made. He particularly laid emphasis upon the fact that in my letter to the Consul General i had pointed out that the vendors of the pills were in many cases exhibiting sign-boards stating that they were sold under Government authority, and in that case the Chinese Government were merely substituting a worse form of opium consumption, after obtaining from India and the British Colonies, under false pretences, a co- operation which seriously affected their Revenue.* Thirty samples of pills from Shanghai were also recently analysed at the request of Sir A. Hosie. In 17 samples each pill contained from to of a grain of morphine, the remainder (all but two) contained lesser quantities.

The Government Analyst in Hongkong has found as much as 26% of mor- phia in some of the anti-opium pills imported for sale here, but the local restrictions. to which I shall presently allude have been effective in excluding any containing more than about 16% from the market.

Dr. Graham Aspland writing from Peking has addressed a very striking appeal on this subject to the China Times. He says:-"Anti-opium tabloids contain morphia in large doses.* * * They are sold and prepared by a British firm doing both wholesale and retail business here in China. How many tons of morphia tabloids are being sold in China at this present moment I would not like to venture to guess, but I am prepared to believe it is appalling.*** Even in remote country villages morphia tabloids and hypodermic syringes are frequently seen, and a condition of things which allows a Chinaman I know to buy daily a dram bottle of Japanese morphia (60 grains) imperatively calls for restriction if not prohibition. There can be no extenuating circumstances associated with the sale of these 'anti-opium tabloids' for I have not found one that contained any antidotal drug-any stimulant or tonic ingredients, but simply morphia made into a tabloid with ordinary household flour, so that the sale is not accompanied with any honest intention of relieving the suffering, but finding that there is a big market for morphia under the name of anti-opium tabloids and powders foreign trading companies

follow this lucrative trade under the heading of benefactors. The writer goes on to quote from "the recent Editorial of the China Medical Journal" a scathing denunciation of the Trade in "patent medicines' which "reeks with filth and stinks to heaven with its gross and abominable selfishness".

** ***

of the

What the danger is may be gathered from the report of the Government Magnitude Analyst made after careful enquiry by my instructions, as to the comparative danger. quantities and cost of the four methods of indulgence. He endorses the statement that 4 mace of opium (233 grains) may be considered as an excess smoker's quantum, as being in accordance with his own observations :

2

Smoking. Eating opium. Eating morphia. Injected morphia. Quantity in grains, 233) (4 mace)=12

=1 Cost

$1.32

11 cents -14 cents

-7 cents.

* The words of the Proclamation in this connection are as follow :—

"The Governor of Hongkong in his reply to the Consul General remarked that if the sale of such "remedies was officially countenanced the assurances of the Chinese Government of their "determination to stamp out the drug were meaningless, and it practically amounted to the "substitution and sanction of one form of the opium habit instead of another. He expressed "great anxiety as to whether the Provincial High Authorities were cognisant of the sale of "such pills, and as to the nature of the analysis to which they were subject by the Kuan I Cho."

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Thus to produce the same narcotic effect 1 grain of injected morphia at a cost of 7 cents-2334 grs. of smoked opium costing $1.32! The profit to the sellers of these pills is also enormous for they are sold at four times the cost price-75% profit.. There is little occasion for surprise that vendors and purchasers are alike eager to obtain them!

There is I rejoice to say some indication that the Chinese Government are waking up to the danger. The Governor of Kiangsu submitted a Memorial to the Throne pointing out that, there was some chance of curing opium smoking, but none of curing the morphia habit,since morphin is obtainable at a fraction of the cost. This led to the Edict of July 16th (Times August 22.08) in which it is decreed that any Chinese subject selling morphia (or making instruments for its use) without a Custom's permit shall be banished to a pestilential frontier of the Empire". But the facts I have already quoted, and the verdict of those who are in the best position to form an opinion, shew that the steps taken have so far been ineffective, and that smokers are becoming eaters or morphia injectors.

While evils such as these are imminent in China, which contains so large and intelligent a proportion of the human race it is time that the conscience of the Western Nations was touched, and that their efforts should be directed towards the real issues, which concern alike their honour and China's welfare, and I earn- estly wish that those who so disinterestedly devote themselves to the eradication of opium smoking, would turn their attention to this terrible evil and be content with Regulation and Control of Smoking. *

In Hongkong a strict control is maintained over the sale of morphine and of Morphine Opium compounds. The quantity imported for local consumption for 1906 and in Hongkong. 1907 averaged 5,000 lbs. of the latter. In order to enhance the price every person licensed to sell has to pay Royalties to the Opium Farmer, so that all the machinery at his disposal for detecting illict import and sale is brought into play. Licenses are only granted to qualified Chemists of repute and to such Chinese Druggists as had vested interests in the trade before the introduction of the Legislation. If the business changes hands the licenses are not renewed. Licensees are required to keep books recording all sales and to issue certificates to all purchasers. Several of these licenses to Chinese vendors have lately been cancelled for breach of the regulations, and it is proposed not to renew the re- mainder after one year's notice. At present exemption is only granted to certain well known medicines prepared in Europe or America (specified in a schedule) and to all prescriptions made up on the order of a qualified medical practitioner. Represent- ations have been made by the Chamber of Commerce and by one of the large. European druggists complaining of the restriction on trade, and claiming exemp- tion on all preparations in which opium or morphia is not the sole ingredient, but this would defeat the object in view, viz., to check the sale of the so-called "anti-opium" pills containing morphine, etc. To limit the quantity of opium or morphia contained in a pill would obviously be futile for several could be taken to produce the result desired. If it should be possible I should wish to prohibit the sale of all pills, powders, or draughts (except on the prescription of a qualified medical officer) which contained opium or morphia, unless in combination with some other drug in such proportion that it would be disagreeably operative-say an aperient or an emetic-if the pills were consumed for non-medicinal purposes. The transmission by post of opium, morphine or cocaine is prohibited and it is also proposed to abolish the bonded warehouse for compounds of opium and morphine hitherto maintained by the Farmer and to retain a Government warehouse only. The question is at the present moment under the consideration of the Government.

The drastic Ordinance of September 1893 "for the suppression of the perni- cious practice of injecting preparations of morphine by unqualified persons", together with the provisions of the "Prepared Opium Ordinance" which imposed a Royalty of $30 per tael for morphia (=500% ad valorem) and $5 for opium, † have been so effective in restricting the illicit use of these drugs, that whereas in the Straits Opium Report Hon. Dr. Galloway stated that 39 out of a group of 595 prisoners taken at random (viz., 63 %) bore injection scars, only one person so scarred was on a recent examination found in the whole of the inmates of both hospitals and gaols of this Colony.

*The Straits Commission endorse these views; Morphia they say has an infinitely greater compelling power over the subject, and an infinitely greater deleterious result (Report § 144). It is easier to smuggle, and the prohibition, or the too great enhancement of price of opium, would increase morphia consumption (Report § 256).

Report Vol. II. p. 10.

Ordinance 15 of 1906 and subsequent Amending Ordinances.

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In June 1908 a Pharmacy Ordinance was enacted under which morphine and cocaine and their preparations were scheduled as Poisons with further res- trictions as to their wholesale and retail use. In view of the experience of India, cocaine (though not at present abused here) was made the subject of elaborate regulations of a similar nature to those already in force regarding morphine and opium compounds in order to control the wholesale trade and prevent illicit import to China.

A decoction of the leaves of the Combretum Sudaicum has been stated to be a cure Opium cures.

(a.) Quack for the opium habit. The Director Botanical Department Singapore informs me remedies. that it is a complete fraud which only lasted three months, during which time the promoters made great gains. The only man he knew who tried it became a wreck -took to opium again and died. This was confirmed by the results obtained by the Viceroy of Szechuan who imported a great quantity at the instance of Mr. Alexander.

This view is

tion.

The education of public opinion, on which both the Straits Commission) Educa- and M. Hardouin lay stress, is the only real method of curing the habit, the more so that it is usually the rich who smoke to excess. rightly emphasised in the original decreet, and there seems little doubt that throughout the Chinese Empire, among the better classes there has been a very real progress in this direction. Smoking is now prohibited in the Army, Navy, and Civil Services and in schools and colleges. The evils of the opium habit should be inculcated in every school not only in China, but in the Foreign Con- cessions and British Colonies. But above all stress should be laid on the evils of eating opium and of eating or injecting morphia and also on the misuse of alcohol.

of smoking.

It may be of use to restate the facts as to the prevalence of opium smoking. Prevalence Sir John Jordan gave it as his opinion that only 8,000,000 (say 2%) of the population of China were addicted to the habit. ** Sir Robert Hart, I believe, estimated it (in 1881) at a much lower figure. Dr. Ayres states that the Chinese Customs returns estimate the number of smokers to population in China at 2% (1893)-probably referring to Sir Robert Hart's estimate. Mr. Clementi in a recent elaborate and very careful calculation puts it at considerably less than 2% for the whole of China but 4.4% in the province of Szechuan, where purely native opium is smoked, while in Hongkong where the adult male population (who alone smoke) is three times that of the adult females (while the latter predominate in China) the percentage of smokers is 6.25. These figures are challenged by a paper named Chinese Opinion which argues that it is only the adult male population which should be reckoned, and works out a percentage of. 8.31. Mr. Cleinenti's figures for adult males are, however, more liberal being 12.94 for Hongkong only. As the population of China is largely rural the lower estimate is probably more correct, and allowing for a proportion who smoke less than the amount calculated (though this again is probably more than balanced by the excessive smokers) it will probably be approximately correct to say that not more than 1.5% of the total population smoke opium, and not more than ten per cent of the adult males are smokers,-a large proportion of whom are only casually addicted.

It has been stated that great difficulty is experienced in giving up the habit, Difficulty of but in the Hongkong gaol the drug is entirely prohibited with no ill results giving up beyond a little temporary diarrhoea. || T

the habit.

I have attempted in the foregoing paragraphs to shew that those who may Conclusion. claim to be not less interested, in the question of the Native Races, and in the welfare of the intelligent, industrious and most interesting population of China,

* See also Straits Opium Report § 297. I have endeavoured to ascertain whether there is any substance which could be mixed with opium (whether sold medicinally or for smoking) which would render it impossible to use it for self-indulgence in eating, by producing nausea or other deterrent effects. I have not, however, so far been able to discover any such method of de-naturing the drug. The Government of Java which has an Opium Monopoly mixes some substance with the opium prepared for smoking by which its own brand can be immediately detected though the flavour is not spoilt- they decline, however, to disclose the nature of the ingredient. Lithum carbonate (5 qrs. to 100 lbs. of opium) will however, serve the purpose required. It is entirely harmless and does not impair the value for smoking.

† Art. IV. of Decree. Sir J. Jordan 26.11.06. China No. 1 (1908).

** Sir Jordan 30.9.06 China No. 1 (1908). + Indian Opium Commission. Vol. V. p. 193.

See also Dr. Ayres' report. Indian Commission Vol. V. p. 193.

Straits Commission § 267.

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than the Mover and Seconder of the Resolution in the House of Commons, have some doubts as to whether the common object we all have in view can best be achieved by the particular methods proposed. I have endeavoured to present a reasoned opinion on this subject and to submit some practical suggestions, with- out going too largely into the immense field of discussion which this subject opens up; and while doing so I trust I may claim to have vindicated the Colony of Hongkong from the charge of apathy, and of having made no sacrifices to promote the Policy of the Home Governinent in this matter.

I trust that nothing I have said in this Memo. may lead to the conclusion or inference that I do not recognise the evils of the Opium Habit.

I have quoted on page 11 from the Indian Commission to shew that they are often exaggerated, but I learn from Sir A. Hosie that in Szechuan they are deplorable, mainly because the population is very poor, and there is a tendency for heavy smokers to forego their food, and spend their money upon opium instead. He believed (as many experts do) that as long as a man is well nourished opium smoking does him little or no harm, since post mortem examinations have shewn that the organs are entirely unaffected. The victim of indulgence really suffers from starvation. In Hong- kong therefore where wages are high, and employment easy to obtain, the coolie can afford to feed well, and also to pay for his smoke and so little or no harm is done. But even in Hongkong smoking is a great economic evil tending to the waste of time, and of money in unproductive self-indulgence. My sole object so far as the general question is concerned has been to demonstrate :—

(a.) That it must be dealt with gradually and not by precipitate

methods.

(b.) And above all that there are other and worse evils which unless

foresight and care are exercised may prove worse than smoking.

And in so far as this Colony is concerned I have hoped to shew :

(a.) That we have not been idle and apathetic in the aspects of the ques-

tion which seemed to us of paramount importance.

(b.) That owing to the control exercised and to the local conditions of

the population, the evil here assumes a very different aspect from what it does in some parts of China.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

October 18th, 1908.

Revised: February 25th, 1909.

F. D. LUGARD.

$

HONGKONG.

No.

MINUTE ON THE PEAK TRAMWAY BILL BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, BOTANICAL AND FORESTRY DEPARTMENT.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, May 27th, 1909.

Hon. Colonial Secretary,

In accordance with instructions I submit the following notes on the proposed new cable tramway to the Peak districts. It is now six years since the question of allowing a new cab trainway from the town to the Peak to be constructed partly through the Public Gardens began to be considered by the Government; during that time four distinct pro- positions have been put forward in the endeavour to devise a compromise by which as little damage as possible should be done to the very beautiful surroundings of the Public Gardens and Glenealy Ravine, while on the other hand a conveneint route might be provided for the construction of the line. The four alternative routes were (1) a tunnel under the Gardens (2) a line on the surface of Glenealy Ravine (3) a line on high trestles in the Ravine (4) a wide cutting through the Public Gardens. The fourth, which was the first scheme proposed, is that now before you. It is the very worst of them all from the point of view of damage to the Gardens and in my capacity as Superintendent of the Botanical and Forestry Depart- ment I have felt it to be my imperative duty from the first to protest against it.

My position has throughout been supported by the conviction that the promoters, in their anxiety to secure the concession of a second route to the Peak have overlooked or at any rate not adequately considered the limited number of those whom the tramway is intended to benefit compared with the immense mass of what may be called the intelligent middle classes of Chinese and Portuguese who would suffer in a special degree if the tram were run in this way through one of the most important section of the Public Gardens. In order to bring this aspect of the case more prominently before you I would ask you to remember in the first place that our city is, in consequence of the great demand on the limited amount of ground available for building purposes, unusually devoid of public open spaces or even of private gardens and that access to the open country on either side of Victoria cannot be gained except through suburbs densely crowded by the poorer classes of Chinese, so that the Public Gardens, situated as they are in the centre of the residential district, form a priceless possession to the residents of the city of Victoria, by whom indeed they are more or less crowded all the year round. In addition to this the Gardens are very small, some thirteen acres only in all, and no further ground is available for extending them in any direction, nor is there any probability that there ever will be. It is doubtless in consequence of these considerations that Government after Government has resisted all temptations to part with any of this area for building purposes, for which its value must be very high. The city is yearly growing in size and importance, the Gardens are certainly more popular than they were five years ago and they may at any time again become the favourite resort of the English community also, as they used to be.

But apart from the general question of the encroachment by which some 50,000 square feet out of this small area will be made absolutely useless to the frequenters of the Gardens I would desire to emphasise the detriment which would be caused to the beauty and seclu-

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of the Gardens by this particular kind of encroachment. The noise made by a cable amway must be well known now to every resident, the rattling of the wheels over which he cables run can be heard far from the present line and it is through the quietest part of the Gardens, most remote at present from noisy roads, that it is proposed to run these trams. It would moreover be difficult to imagine anything more detrimental to the beauty of the Gardens than a straight cutting 100 feet wide succeeded by a line of trestles carrying the inetals on which the cars would run. The Gardens are widely famed for their beauty, and are frequently and justly spoken of as the prettiest for their size of all the fine Botanic Gardens for which our Colonies are famous.

As a botanist I specially deplore and most earnestly protest against the proposal that this cutting should pass through and utterly destroy one of the best collections of palms and other trees in the world. More than 100 fine, well grown palins, some of them magnificent specimens, are marked on the plan before you for destruction, besides numerous smaller trees and shrubs of great scientific value. Not one of them can be transplanted in consequence of their size and age and even if their removal were possible there would be no space available for their reception. I would ask you to consider the patient labour and the skill, supported by liberal funds from the Government during the last 40 years, which have resulted in the accumulation of this splendid collection. There was hardly a tropical botanic garden in the seventies that did not either by direct gift or with the generous assistance of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew send us contributions. The difficulty of getting small trees in a living state from distant countries is very great and each tree thus obtained is often established only after several failures. Such a series as we possess is therefore a lasting monument of past enterprise as well as a scientific possession of priceless value of which not only the Colony but the English botanical world may be justly proud.

There are I think some very special grounds such as I have detailed above why our small Gardens and this particular part of them should not be thus intruded upon, but so much light is thrown upon the general question of encroachment upon open spaces in large towns by the wholesome principles and practice, well established during the last half century in such cases in England by English public opinion, that I would also invite your attention to the legislation and to the decisions of the highest courts in London upon the subject and I am convinced that in them will be found opinions accentuating the contentions that I am endeavouring to express in support of my views. Such an encroachment would I believe be found to be utterly opposed to the spirit and letter of English law as well as to the true spirit of social progress which animates our home parliament in dealing with these and like matters in England.

The principle at least of the Common Acts of 1866 and 1876 will I believe be res- pected here, by which lands over which there are any public rights are secured from encroachment, and I feel sure that the application of the principle to these Gardens which have been for 40 years dedicated to public use and have been largely used during the whole of that period will be appreciated. To show the great public interest felt and the strong public opinion existing on this subject of the prevention of encroachment on open spaces I would refer to the existence and activity of the "Commons Preservation Society" of London which has for its object the prevention of encroachment upon all lands dedicated to the use of the public. There is also the active and successful "Metropolitan Public Gardens Association" formed by the Earl of Meath in 1882 for the special object of opening Metropolitan Gardens and preserving them from encroachment. Similar organizations flourish in most of the larger towns of England as well as in many of the Colonies.

As I have been instructed to submit this minute without delay I am unable to give any detailed reference to the proceedings of these Societies or to the speeches made during the debates in the House of Commons on the Acts referred to, but in them could doubtless be found many cogent arguments in support of my contention. These arguments I submit apply with special force to the case of our small, beautiful and scientifically valuable gardens and when the unsightliness and noisiness of this particular kind of encroachment is con- sidered I am confident that the feeling of the community will recoil from this irreparable injury.

26th May, 1909.

S. T. DUNN,

Superintendent, Botanical and Forestry Department.

8 No. 1909

HONGKONG.

MEMORANDUM ON THE LICENSING OF PUBLIC HOUSES IN HONGKONG.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, December 2nd, 1909.

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In 1904 Government took into consideration a suggestion for improving the Public Houses of the Colony by introducing the Gothenburg System.

In March, 1905, a Committee was appointed by Sir M. NATHAN to consider the feasibi- lity of forming a Syndicate to establish, as an experiment, one Public House on this system.

The system is briefly that Public House Licences should be transferred to a Company, the shareholders in which should derive no profit from the sale of intoxicating liquors beyond a fixed percentage on the capital invested, while the actual Managers of the Public Houses should be salaried persons having no share in the profit on the sale of intoxicating liquors. The Committee set out the object of the suggested Syndicate and the manner in which the Public House should be managed by it as follows:-

"It is proposed to form a Company to institute a Public House in Victoria which shall be managed on the principles adopted by the recently established Public House Trust Associations in England.

The object is to promote the higher temperance by the conversion of the public house from a drinking bar into a house of refreshment for the supply of wholesome food and non-alcoholic liquors as well as of beer and spirits.

The leading principle will be the elimination of the element of personal profit from the sale of alcoholic liquors. Accordingly the dividend payable on the Capital subscribed will be limited to 8% per annum.

Shareholders will thus have a limited monetary interest in the trade. All surplus profits will be applied to furthering the object of the Company by extending its sphere of action.

It is proposed to begin with one house only. It will be conducted as a refreshment house rather than as a mere drinking bar; food as well as non-intoxicating drinks including tea, coffee, and cocoa will be as readily served to Customers as beer or spirits; and the food and drink supplied will be of the best quality obtainable.

The Manager will be paid a fixed salary. He will have no interest whatever in the profits arising from the sale of intoxicants, and will in consequence be under no inducement to push this part of the trade. On the other hand he will be encouraged to promote the

sale of food and non-intoxicants."

Under date of the 20th April, 1905, they reported as follows:-

"We subunit an estimate* of the working for first year of a public house on the Gothen- burg system.

:

The estimate of receipts may perhaps be somewhat low on the other hand the expen- diture will certainly not be less. The estimate is based on information of the working ex- penses of certain public houses in the Colony, and it must be remembered that when a man is working for himself he will manage more economically than when he is working as the paid servant of another.

We have therefore been forced to the conclusion that, without support in subscriptions and donations from the public, and in competition with ordinary Public Houses, the Goth- enburg house would not pay.

* Not printed.

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We have therefore to suggest the alternative methods set out in the enclosure hereto by which Government might improve the Public Houses in the Colony.

from and

Of the three suggestions we favour the first with the addition of (a), (b) and (c) in suggestion No. 3 inserting words "or approved by" between the words "Government" in (a).

(Signed) F. H. MAY.

C. P. CHATER.

-

EDWARD OSBRONE."

ENCLOSURE.

Alternative suggestions for improving Public Houses in Hongkong.

1.—(a.) Let Government take over the licensing of public houses and give notice to the present Licensees of Public Houses that after three years from next licensing date it will not renew the existing licences.

(b.) Let it then reduce the number of licences to 10 (which gives about 1 for every 1,000 of the white population including the Garrison) and issue these 10 to a Company to run the houses on the Gothenburg system; or

2. Let the Government only license a certain limited number of first class houses at an increased fee for the sale of beer, wines and spirits as at present; and license another set at lower fees for the retail sale of beer only.

Let it at the same time alter a Grocer's Licence so that sales may be limited to 3 bottles (instead of to 1 as at present); or

3. Let Government take over the licensing of all houses in place of having it in the hands of the Justices and reduce the number of public houses and at the same time impose new conditions on the remaining ones, e.g. :-

(a.) all liquor to be procured from Government;

(b.) premises to be passed fit for use as a public house by Director of Public Works

and Medical Officer of Health;

(c.) licences to be liable to immediate cancellation if drunkenness permitted on the

premises.

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No. 1909.

5

HONGKONG.

Summary of Recommendations made by the Retrenchment Committee (Hon. Mr. F. H. May, President, Hon. Mr. A. M. Thomson, C. McI. Messer, Esquire, and Hon. Mr. Murray Stewart)

on 28th April, 1909, with the decision of the Governor thereon.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, October 7th, 1909.

I.

Recommendations of Retrenchment Committee wholly or partially approved.

Recommendation.

GOVERNOR.

That an annual sum of $3,000 should suffice for upkeep of furniture, &c.

Governor's Decision,

Vote "

Furniture" reduced from $5,000 to $3,000 .....

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT.

That two-thirds of salary of 5th Grade Shroff should be paid out of funds which he collects.

Approved, but whole salary of the shroff is to appear in the Estimates, and payments for services rendered carried to Fees of Court, &c.,

Savings.

Immediate.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum.

2,000

2,000

Vote

C

Rent of Quarters for 3 Student. Approved,.... Interpreters" to be deleted.

320

440

144

144

to be cut out.

Vote to be reduced from $200 to $100,..

100

100

Vote "Incidental Expenses of Student Interpreters

AUDIT DEPARTMENT.

That the audit of expenditure of the Colony be made locally.

That the present system of allowing the Local Auditor to audit the accounts of the Naval Yard and of Weihaiwei be abolished; or, if continued, the fees in respect of such work should be credited to the Colonial Government.

Recommended to Secretary of State,.......

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やす

:

:

:

:

451

1,606

Da.

Carried forward,......

2,564

2,684

451

1,606

44

Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

TREASURY.

Reductions in the following Votes:

Treasurer's Office.

Conveyance for collecting

Savings.

Immediate.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. | Maximum.

Brought forward,

$ 2,564

$

2,684

"%

Village Rates,

by $

Furniture,

13 19

25

Approved,

25

25

75

Do.

75

""

Incidental Expenses.......

75

Do.

12 12

12 12

75

"

Light,

20

Do.

20

20

"

451

Approved,

50

50

70

Do.

70

70

""

Office of Assessor of Rates.

Conveyance of Clerk and

Interpreter, &c... by $ 50

House-numbering,

Stamp Office.

:

S

1,606

:

:

:

Incidental Expenses......

POST OFFICE.

10

Do.

10

10

""

Abolition of allowance for extra work (except attendance on Sundays and holi days) in the case of officers appointed after 1st June, 1909.

Abolition of marine sorting between Hongkong and Shanghai.

Approved,

Sea Allowances to 2 Clerks, Shanghai Office, abolished,....

1,974

1,974

8,026

8,026

480

480

Travelling expenses of Ma- rine Officers, Shanghai Office, not required,

2,000

2,000

Approved,

66

Transport " and "Furniture "hitherto charged to "Incidental Expenses" to be estimated for separately.

Punkah Coolies hitherto paid out of "Incidental Expenses" to be provided for under Personal Emoluments.

Approved,

Supply of local English Newspapers to

Approved,

72

72

be reduced from 4 to 2.

HARBOUR MASTER'S DEPARTMENT.

Inspection of opium godowns should be

Approved,

made by Harbour Master or Assistant Harbour Master.

:

...

Curried forward, ......$

7,415

7,535

8,177

9,632

Police should see that Regulations re Approved, opium and morphia are carried out.

45

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Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

Immediate.

Savings.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum.

Brought forward,

7,415

$ 7,535

$ 8,477

$ 9,632

HARBOUR MASTER'S DEPT.,—Continued.

Steam-launch "Victoria' should carry a log for record of the number of hours the vessel has been under way and at anchor.

Approved,

Work in Marine Magistrate's Court should be confined to technical cases.

Approved,

:

1st Grade Telegraph Clerk to be re- placed by 5th Grade Telegraph Clerk.

Approved,

1,200

1,380

Approved,

Fixed scale of stores for Lighthouses

and Steam-launches.

Annual instead of half-yearly repairs of Approved, steam-launches which may be put on slip

:

3 times a year to have bottom cleaned.

Abolition of Conveyance Allowance of

Allowance reduced to $120.

60

60

$180 to 2nd Grade Clerk, Imports and Exports Office.

OBSERVATORY.

That on the occurrence of a vacancy the Approved,

post of Assistant Meteorologist ($1,200 plus Exchange Compensation) need not

be filled up.

That the supply of local English News- papers should be reduced from 3 to 2.

Do.

36

36

Do.

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES,

That the expenditure under "Printing and Binding" should be kept down by restricting printing of documents as far as possible, and by a close audit of the ac- counts by the Treasury,

That the following votes be reduced :—

Telegrams sent and received

by Government, ..... by $3,000

Travelling Allowances in

New Territories,...........................

Transport,

MAGISTRACY.

Y

De.

:

:

2,057

2,057

:

3,000

3,000

100

Do.

""

100

100

3,000

Considered that vote can bear a reduction of $4,000, .

4,000

4,000

:.

480

660

150

150

50

50

36

36

:

.:.

:

Carried forward, ......S

16,527

17,007

10,534 11,689

Abolition of post of 5th Grade Inter- preter.

Approved,

Deletion of vote << Advertisements

Do.

$150.

Reduction of "Conveyance Allowance to Summoning Officer to Coroner" from $70 to $20.

Do.

Supply of local English Newspapers to be reduced from 3 to 2.

Do.

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Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

Savings.

Immediate.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum.

LAW OFFICERS.

That the number of copies of Local Directory supplied to the Attorney General should be reduced from 2 to 1.

That the supply of local English News- papers to the Attorney General should be reduced from 4 to 2.

LAND REGISTRY OFFICE.

Travelling expenses of staff, boat hire, &c., hitherto paid out of "Incidental Ex- penses" to be estimated for separately under new sub-head "Transport ".

POLICE.

Abolition of 2 Lance Sergeants in New Territories.

Abolition and sale of No. 3 Launch, effecting the following savings:-

1 Sergeant (£140–160).

1 Constable (£100-120).

199

Brought forward.......

16,527

17,007

$ 10,534

11,689

Approved,

6

6

72

72

Do.,

Do.,

One abolished (£120-130).

Launch not to be sold but kept in reserve, with a crew of 1 stoker and 1 seaman. ready to take the place of Nos. 1 and 2 Launches when in repairs. The actual say- ings effected are :-

1 Lance Sergeant (£120– 130),

1,371

1

1,486

1,371

1,486

1 Constable (£100-120),.

1,143

1,371

2 1st Class Coxswains at $360 each.

2 1st Class Coxswains, at

$360 cach,.

720

720

1 Engineer-in-Chief.

1 Engineer-in-Chief,

420

420

1 1st Class Engineer.

1 1st Class Engineer,

360

360

21st Class Stokers at $216 each.

1 1st Class Stoker,

216

216

:

21st Class Seamen at $144

2 1st Class Seamen at

$144 each,

288

288

4 2nd Class Seamen at $132

3 2nd Class Seamen at

">

$132 cach,.

396

396

2 Cooks, 1 at $120 and 1 at $60.

Temporary Ration Allowances to men

on launch duty $672.

Good Conduct Badges Allowances to

Seamen $30.

2 Cooks, I at $120 and 1 at $60,

180

180

Temporary Ration Allow-

ances,...

560

560

Good Conduct Badges Allowances,

30

30

Other Charges.

Other Charges.

Coal, Oil, &c., for Launches $2,600.

Repairs to Launches, &c. 1,200.

Clothing and Accoutrements 173.

Coal, Oil, &c., for Launches,

2,500

2,500

Repairs to Launches, &c....

1,300

1,300

:

:

:.

Clothing and Accoutre- ments,

200

200

Carried forward,......$ 27,660

28,598

10,534 11,689

47

Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

Savings.

Immediate.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum.

$

3

$

Brought forward,

27,660

28,598

10,534

11,689

Approved,

72

72

POLICE, Continued.

Reduction of local English Newspapers from 4 to 2.

Certain items of boat hire, &c., hitherto paid out of "Incidental Expenses to be charged to "Transport".

Extra station coolies at certain Police Stations and Range Marker hitherto paid for out of "Incidental Expenses" to be provided for under Personal Emoluments.

Certain small stores hitherto charged to "Incidental Expenses" to be charged to vote "Small Stores".

Coal for hot water apparatus formerly paid out of "Incidental Expenses" to be charged to "Coal".

New sub-head "Coolie Hire" to be opened.

Abolition of :-

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PRISON.

1 Chief Warder, 2nd Class.

Do., Exchange Compensation.

Approved,

:

:

:

:

:

Approved,

1,440

1,690

Do.,

1,029

1,200

4 Warders (£96-144).

Do.,

4,389

6,583

4 Assistant Warders, 3rd Class, at

$216 each.

2 2nd Class at $264 and 2 3rd Class at $216 each abo- lished.

960

960

9 Temporary Guards, 2nd Class, at

$168 each.

Approved,

1,512

1,512

1 Cook at $96.

Do.,

96

96

1 Coolie at $84.

Do.,

84

84

Reduction in vote "Clothing and Shoes

Do.

440

440

for Staff" by $440.

Abolition of Conveyance Allowance

Do.,

288

288

to Assistant Superintendent, $288.

72

72

Reduction of number of local English

Do.,

Newspapers from 4 to 2.

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

:

:

:

Abolition of Hospital Hulk "Hygeia ", effecting the following savings

Approved. "Hygeia" soll to Standard Oil Co. for $25,000, and her moorings to G. F. Gibson & Co. for $1,600.

Staff,.

..$1,148

1,148

1,148

Provisions, &c.,

2,000

2,000

2,000

Repairs,

1,000

1,000

1,000

Shifting, towing, &c..........

320

320

320

:

:

Carried forward, $

42,510

46.053

10,534

11,689

48

Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

Immediate.

Savings.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum, Maximum.

Brought forward,......

42,510

16,053

10,534

$ 11,689

Approved,

Do.,

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT,-Continued.

Fees for 2nd class patients to be raised to $5 a day.

Wives of Police and Sanitary Inspectors to be treated at privileged rates for Civil Servants as 3rd class patients only.

Deletion of the item "Temporary Staff, Kennedy Town Hospital "-$1,000.

Do.,

1,000

1,000

Do.

$200 50

Reductions in the following votes:

Health Officer of Port.

Coal, &c., for Launch, Incidental Expenses,..

Civil Hospital.

200

200

50

50

Fuel and Light,

200

200

200

Furniture,

200

200

200

Incidental Expenses,....

50

50

50

Medical Comforts,

300

300

300

Provisions for Patients,.

4,000

4,000

4,000

Washing,

200

200

200

Lunatic Asylums.

Bedding and Clothing,

50

50

50

Fuel and Light,

250

250

250

Provisions for Patients,

100

100

100

Kennedy Town Hospital.

Provisions, &c.,

500

500

500

Victoria Hospital.

Provisions,

500

That research work should be regarded

500

500

Approved, but in normal

180

180

as forming an adjunct to the Bacteriologist's times theBacteriologist should. other duties, to be performed in any spare be able to devote a sufficient time remaining over after their perform-time to it,

auce.

That the supply of local English News- papers should be reduced from 10 to 5.

SANITARY DEPARTMENT.

Abolition of Plague Inspectors.

That each District Inspector should be solely responsible for his district.

That the staff of Inspectors should be reduced from 28 (including one acting as Storekeeper) to 21.

Approved,

The Plague Inspectors as such have been abolished, and in the Estimates for 1909 none appear under that name,.

Approved,

Decided to have 24 In- spectors + 1 Storekeeper who is to be shown separately in the Estimates. Savings

2 Inspectors at $1,800-

2,040, Exchange Com-

pensation,

Do.,

Do.,

House Allowance

to 1,

:

:

:

:

:

:

3,600

4,080

2,571

2,914

360

360

:

:.

:

:

Carried forward,

56,821

61,187

10.534

11,689

:

49

Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

Immediate.

Savings.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum, Minimum. Maximum.

$

Brought forward,..

56,821

61,187

10,534

11,689

SANITARY DEPARTMENT,- -Continued.

Language Allowances to 2 Inspectors at $120 each,

240

240

1 Inspector at £165-225,

1,886

2,571

Do.,

Language Al- lowance,

60

60

Reduction in number of Foreman Inter-

Immediate savings

preters by 6-

3 at $600-$720...........

3 at $480-660 ....

That the Central District Office be closed, which would effect the following savings:-

1 Telephone Clerk,

2 at $600-$720.......

Approved,

1 at $600-$720.......

600

720

:

3 at $480-$660....... Prospective savings:-

1,440

1,980

1,200

1,440

:

:

:

:

$420

1 Messenger,

96

420

420

96

96

Other Charges.

Rent,

780

780

780

Abolition of post of Principal Clerk

Approved,.......

2,734

3,086

·(£240-£270).

Abolition of post of Sanitary Surveyor

Do.,

4,114

4,800

(£360-£420).

Abolition of 1 Messenger at $96.

Do.,

96

96

Abolition of crew of plague barge (3)

Do.,

492

492

Boatmen, 1 at $180 and 2 at $156 each).

300

300

:.

897

897

1,800

1,800

Abolition of Watchman at Cheung Sha Wan Plague Cemetery.

That the Overseer at New Western Market be abolished, and that the Overseer at Central Market be given a travelling allowance of $10 a month, and an increase of pay of $20 a month, and that he visit the Western Market twice a day.

Reduction of staff of artisans by 10, at $180 each.

Reduction in votes under "Other Charges":-

Conveyance Allowances,...... $2,190

Do.,

Approved.

Overseer at New Western Market, £110=$1,257. From this sum deduct $240 increase of salary and $120 convey- ance allowance to Overseer at Central Market Net saving,

Approved,

}

Disinfectants,.....

:

:

:

1 Sanitary Surveyor at $360, 1 Inspector at $300, 1 at $240 and 1 at $60,

960

960

:

4,000

Reduced by $3,000,

3,000

3,000

Carried forward,

76,736

83,485 11,731

13,129

50

w

Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

SANITARY DEPARTMENT,-Continued.

Light, Central Market,

Savings.

Immediate.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum.

$

Brought forward,

76,736

83,485

$ 11,734

$

13,129

..$3,000

2,000

Reduced by....$2,600

2,600

2,600

Do..............

300

300

300

Approved,

35

Uniform for Staff,.....

That Transport and Furniture hitherto charged to "Incidental Expeuses should be shown separately.

A new sub-head is to be opened for Maintenance of Cemeteries.

Approved, but vote is to

appear in

"Public

Works

Recurrent " future,

Estimates in

Approved,

Allowance abolished,.

60

60

That stationery should be requisitioned for in anual indent from England.

That ferry allowance to Inspector of Depois hitherto paid out of "İncidental Expenses" should be shown as Conveyance Allowance.

That the supply of local English News- Approved, papers should be reduced from 4 to 2.

BOTANICAL & FORESTRY DEPARTMENT.

That the growing of expensive plants and flowers in the Public Gardens should be discontinued, and that the gardens should be maintained in a simple style with due regard to economy.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

Approved,

:

72

72

That the following savings be effected:-

Approved,

1 Attendance Officer to be abolished.

300

300

:

:

:

:

:

480

660

$ 36

86

36

Aberdeen Anglo-Chinese School to be closed.

1 5th Grade Assistant Master,

($480-660).

1 Caretaker........

Other Charges. Director of Education.

:

:

Books,

100

100

100

Furniture,

25

25

25

Travelling Allowance to

Attendance Officer,

36

Visual Instruction,

125

36

36

125

125

:

Carried forward,.......

80,870

$7.799

11,734

13,129

51

Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT,—Continued.

Savings.

Immediate.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum.

$

$

Brought forward,...... 80,870 87,799 11,734

13,129

50

50

50

50

Kowloon British School.

Books,

...$50

Furniture,

50

Victoria British School.

Books,

50

50

Furniture,

... 50

50

50

영양

50

25

35

85

25

45

36

25

50

50

35

25

25

Belilios Public School.

Books (Anglo-Chinese side),... ..

25

25

Furniture (Anglo-Chinese side),.... 50

Books (Vernacular side),

Furniture (Vernacular side),

Pupil Teachers, Training Fees

(Vernacular side),

.......120

• Books,

Anglo-Indian School.

Furniture,

Books,...

Saiyingpun School.

Language Study Allowance to

Head Master,

120

120

:

10

10

10

25

25

25

25

50

50

50

180

180

ISO

:

:

:

Yaumati School.

Books,..

25

25

25

Furniture,

250

250

250

Wantsai School.

Books,......

50

50

50

Furniture,

510

510

510

Aberdeen School.

Books,.......

25

25

25

Furniture,

25

25

25

Incidental Expenses,......

40

40

40

Prizes,.....

10

10

10

:

:

Carried forward......$ 82,525

89,454

11,734

13,129

52

Savings.

Recommendation.

Governor's Decisiou.

Immediate.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum.

$

$

Brought forward, .....

82,525

89,454

11,734

13,129

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT,-

-Continued.

Taipo School.

Books,.........

.$

10

Furniture,

10

10

10

10

10

Pingshan School.

Books,......

10

10

10

Furniture,

10

10

10

Cheung Chau School.

Books,...

Furniture,

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

That the fees in Government Schools should be increased.

That books and maps for Queen's College should be obtained from England.

VOLUNTEERS.

Reduction in the following votes :-

Approved tentatively as from September, 1909, for new pupils only, in all Government Schools except the two British Schools and the small outlying ones at Aberdeen, Taipo, Ping Shan and Cheung Chau.

Approved,

:..

:.

:

:

:

:

Approved.

Ammunition,

750

750

750

Capitation Grant for Recruits,

&c.,

3,300

Transport

250

3,300

3,300

250

250

:

:

:

...

:

:

Carried forward,

86,885 93,814 11,734 13,129

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

That the work in the New Territories should as far as possible be put in charge of one Engineer.

That maintenance of buildings should be undertaken by Mr. Fisher and his assistant, both Architects, as soon as the Law Courts and New Post Office Buildings are completed.

That on the retirement of Mr. Mugford, Overseer, who has been assisted by 2 subordinate Overseers, the supervision of maintenance of buildings in the City should be performed by 2 Overseers, each of whom should have full charge of the district allotted to him; and that an ad- ditional Overseer of Roads be appointed.

Approved,

Approved,

Approved,

+

53

Recommendation.

Governor's Decision.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT,

Savings.

Immediate.

Prospective.

Minimum. Maximum. Minimum. Maximum.

Brought forward,......!

Contd.

$39

$

$

86,885

93,814

11,734

13,129

190

180

That the supply of local English News- papers should be reduced from 7 to 2.

That stationery should be requisitioned for in the annual indent from England.

and

Approved,

Approved,

Lighting to be shown se-

That "Electric and gas lighting "Refund of lecture and examination fees", parately,..

hitherto paid out of "Incidental Expen- ses" should be estimated for separately.

PUBLIC WORKS, RECURRent.

That

the sub-head "Miscellaneous Services " be abolished, and that the items be distributed to departmental votes.

PUBLIC WORKs, EXTRAORDINARY.

That the programme of expenditure for the year under the sub-head "Mis- cellaneous Works", which is furnished by the Director of Public Works in January each year, should be sent to the Treasurer when approved by the Governor for his guidance.

Approved,

Approved,

T

1

:

:

:..

:

TOTAL,

$7,065

93,994

11,734

13,129

Minimum.

Maximum.

Immediate savings, Prospective savings,..

87,065

11,734

$ 93,994 13,129

TOTAL SAVINGS,.....$

98,799

$107,123

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II.

Recommendations of Retrenchment Committee that have not been carried out.

RECOMMENDATION.

REASON FOR NOT CARRYING OUT RECOMMENDATION.

REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT.

Division of Emigration work between Assistant

Land Officer and Assistant Registrar General.

Abolition of post of 5th Grade Clerk.

Proposal considered impracticable. A Second Assistant Registrar General is to be appointed for the work.

Left in abeyance. It was thought impossible to decide without Replacing 1st Grade Clerk by 3rd Grade Clerk. actual experience, what would be the effect on the work of the depart- ment, of the changes resulting from the transfer of some of the duties of the Registrar General's Department, and of a portion of the clerical staff, to other departments.

Reduction of Vote "Library" from $250 to $50.

Abolition of 1 Office Attendant.

To charge the 2 District Watchmen used for Emigration work to District Watchmen Fund.

Not approved. If the vote were reduced a Chinesé Library which is considered desirable could not be formed.

The Registrar General states that this attendant is required.

The work done by these District Watchmen ought really to be done by Police Constables in the pay of the Government. District Watchmen are used in preference to Chinese Constables as being completely under the control of the Registrar General.

TREASURY.

Reduction of vote "Stamps, &c.", Stamp Office, by $100.

Owing to increase in stamp duty more stamps will be required.

HARBOUR MASTER'S DEPARTMENT,

Higher Grade Clerk, Harbour Office, to be replaced by 2nd Grade Clerk.

Abolition of one 4th Grade Clerk, Imports and Exports Office.

Reduction of Conveyance Allowance to Superin- tendent, Imports and Exports Office, from $180 to $60.

Not approved, in view of Harbour Master's statement that it is- impossible to dispense with the Higher Grade Clerk.

Harbour Master states that the post is indispensable.

Not approved in view of extra inspection of godowns.

LAW OFFICers.

That the salary of the Attorney General be reduced from £1,500 to £1,000 per annum, and that the officer be allowed the privilege of private practice.

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

Reduction of Medical Staff by one Medical

Officer.

cases.

Charge of fees for operation and for midwifery

Not approved for strong reasons of pony,-C. O. Despatch No.- 156 of 13th August, 1909.

If the reduction were made it would not be possible to give effect to the Colonial Leave Regulations without calling in private prac- titioners, for whose services no regular vote is provided. It is being strongly urged by the Principal Civil Medical Officer and Acting Principal Civil Medical Officer that an increase of staff is required for the proper supervision of the New Territories and Railway.

The medical officers unanimously oppose this proposal on the grounds that the Hospital charges are already high enough, and no- such charges are made in other Colonies.

SANITARY DEPARTMENT.

That Victoria be divided into 12 Health Dis- tricts and Kowloon into 3, and that one Inspector be in charge of cach.

The creation of new districts would involve such inextricable confusion in land records and in statistics that it was deemed inadvis- able to make any change.

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REASON FOR NOT CARRYING OUT RECOMMENDATION.

SANITARY Department,—continued.

That Scavenging Inspectors be abolished.

That one 5th Grade Clerk be abolished.

BOTANICAL AND FORESTry Department.

That unless a substantial profit can be made by the growing and selling of trees, afforestation should be confined to the southern slopes of the Kowloon range of hills and to the maintenance of existing plantations in Hongkong.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

That as from the beginning of term after next · Chinese New Year Holidays a uniform fee of $5 per mensem be charged throughout Queen's College.

That the fee in the two British Schools for one child be raised from $5 to $7 per mensem.

That a limit should be placed on the amount that any one Grant-in-aid School can earn.

The time of the District Inspectors is too fully occupied to perinit of their doing the work of Scavenging Inspectors. Moreover these Scavenging Inspectors are required to replace vacancies due to absence on leave, &c.

Not approved owing to transfer of Market Licences and Births and Deaths Registration from Registrar General's Department to the Sanitary Department.

Not considered advisable to restrict this work; afforestation will conserve the water supply, prevent land-slips, &c.

The effect of raising fees for new hoys from September, 1909, is to be watched and reported.

Only eight children involved, and the increase is therefore not worth while.

To be considered by a Committee which is to be formed immedi- ately on the returu of Mr. E. A. Irving from leave.