Sessional Papers - 1916

PAPERS laid before the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL of Hongkong 1916

Table of Contents

1. Accident to His Majesty the King

Correspondence Regarding the

2. Central Police Station Extension

Report of the Public Works Committee on the

3. Estimates for 1917

Financial Statements in Connection With the

4. Estimates of Expenditure

Abstract Showing Differences Between the Estimates for 1916 and 1917

5. Executive Council

Correspondence Relating to the Petition for Greater Representation of the Public on the

6. Jackson, Sir Thomas

Resolution Passed By the Executive and Legislative Councils on the Death of

7. Jinrikisha Shelter adjoining the Star Ferry Wharf, Kowloon

Report of the Public Works Committee on the

8. Jurors

List of, for 1916

9. Kowloon Bay Reclamation Scheme

Correspondence Relating to the

10. Kowloon Railway Station

Report on Progress Up to 31st December, 1915

11. Legislative Council

Correspondence Relating to the Petition for Greater Representation of the Public on the

12. Public Works Committee

Report of Proceedings of the

13. Quarterly Return of Excesses on Sub-Heads Met By Savings Under Heads of Expenditure

For 4th Quarter of 1915

14. Quarterly Return of Excesses on Sub-Heads Met By Savings Under Heads of Expenditure

For 1st Quarter of 1916

15. Quarterly Return of Excesses on Sub-Heads Met By Savings Under Heads of Expenditure

For 3rd Quarter of 1916

16. Quarterly Return of Excesses on Sub-Heads Mey By Savings Under Heads of Expenditure

For 2nd Quarter of 1916

17. Reservoir adjoining Elliott Battery

Report of the Public Works Committee on the Substitution of Retaining Walls for Face Walls

18. Tytam Tuk

Diagram of Low Level Dam Under Construction at, Showing Progress to 31st December, 1915

19. Tytam Tuk

Diagram of Low Level Dam Under Construction at, Showing Progress to 30th June, 1916

20. Wei-Hai-Wei

Agreement for Removal of Prisoners Under Sentence from, to Hongkong

 

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No. 1916

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HONGKONG.

ACCIDENT TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, February 24th, 1916.

The following correspondence has taken place between His Excellency the Governor and the Secretary of State for the Colonies with reference to the telegrams received reporting that His Majesty the KING had met with an accident when visiting the troops in Flanders:

No. 351.

SIR,

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 2nd November, 1915.

I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your code telegrams of the 29th and 30th October concerning the accident to His Most Gracious Majesty. These telegrams were published in the Press and quickly re-assured the public. On behalf of the people of this Colony I have now to convey my humble duty and to express the deep regret with which the news of His Majesty's misadventure was received.

The Right Honourable

ANDREW BONAR LAW, M.P.,

&c.,

&c.,

I have, &c.,

&c.

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &c.

HONGKONG. No. 338.

SIR,

DOWNING STREET,

18th December, 1915.

I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 351 of the 2nd November, regarding the accident to His Majesty the KING, and to inform you that it has been laid before His Majesty, who has commanded me to convey to you an expression of his appreciation of the sympathy of the people of Hongkong.

Governor

Sir F. H. MAY, K.C.M.G.,

&c.,

&e..

&c.

I have, &c.,

A. BONAR LAW.

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No.

1916

HONGKONG.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

PUBLIC

OF THE

WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 15th March, 1916.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, June 22nd, 1916.

PRESENT:

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

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. PERCY HOBSON HOLYOAK.

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ABSENT:

Mr. EDWARD SHELLIM.

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Central Police Station Extension.-(C.S.O. 1 in 4634/1912.)

The Chairman informed the Committee that the whole of the property formerly known as Inland Lot No. 3 had been resumed by Government at a cost of over $240,000 and that it was now proposed to utilize practically the whole of this area for the erection of a large block of Offices, Recreation Rooms, Dormitories, &c., in connection with the Central Police Station. He submitted plans showing that the proposed building would be 4 storeys in height and that, owing to the difference in level between Hollywood Road and the Compound of the Police Station, the two lower storeys, whilst standing above the level of Hollywood Road, would be almost entirely below the level of the Compound.

The plans showed that, in addition to the entrance-halls and staircase, the two lower storeys would contain a large gymnasium, two recreation rooms, a reading room, with bar attached, 3 rooms for the Police Reserves, a changing room, an armoury, three store- rcoms and a kitchen for Indian Constables, besides extensive lavatory accommodation for Europeans, Indians and Chinese. The main floor, which was approximately level with the Station Compound, would contain offices for the Assistant Superintendent of Police, the Chief Inspector and the Clerical Staff, a large room for Detectives, an apartment for Finger Print records, two detention rooms, a dormitory for 22 Indian Constables and certain lavatory accommodation. The top floor would contain dormitories for 22 Indian Constables and 102 Chinese Constables, together with the necessary mess rooms and kitchens and a scullery.

Two alternative designs, marked A and B, for the principal elevation, fronting on Hollywood Road, were submitted.

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The estimated cost of the building was $265,000.

After full consideration of the matter, the Committee agreed to recommend that the building be proceeded with in accordance with the plans submitted, the design marked "B" being adopted for the principal elevation.

Laid before the Legislative Council this 22nd day of June, 1916.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CHATHAM,

Chairman.

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No.

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1916

HONGKONG.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ESTIMATES FOR 1917.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, October 17th, 1916.

Statement of Assets and Liabilities on the 31st December, 1915.

LIABILITIES.

C.

ASSETS.

CA

C.

Deposits not Available,

443,498.88

Subsidiary Coins,..

House Service Account,

3,950.97

Advances,

750,152.82

98,834.35

Postal Agencies,

11,861.73

Imprest.......

601,50

Overdraft, Bank,

2,397,698.38

Overdraft, Crown Agents' Current A/c.,

7,722.30

Crown Agents' Deposit Account,

Unallocated Stores, (P.W.D.),

Unallocated Stores, (Railway),..

1,137,391.30

814,584.44

109,818.46

Total Liabilities,

2,864,732.26

Suspense Account,

662.55

2,412,045.42

Debit Balance,

452,686.84

Total,......... .$ 2,864,732.26

Total,.........$2,864,732.26

[P.T.O.]

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ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ON 31ST DECEMBER, 1915, AND 31ST DECEMBFR, 1916,

(ESTIMATED).

1915.

Revenue,.

Expenditure,

.$ 11,786,106.73 15,149,267.54

Revenue, Expenditure,

1916.

$13,274,000.00

11,817.670.00

Deficit,...........

Balance of Assets, (1914),

3,363,160.81 2,910,473.97

Deficit, (1915),

Surplus,..... $ 1,456,330.00 452,686.84

Deficit, (1915),

452,686.84

Balance of Assets, (1916), $ 1,003,643.16

Dr.

LOAN ACCOUNT.

1915.

1916.

Cr.

1915.

1916 (Estimated).

Inscribed Stock Issues of 1893 and 1906 at

34% interest, to be paid off on the 15th April, 1943,

£1,485,732. 16. 5 £1,485,732. 16. 5 Sinking Fund,. £210,855. 8. 3. £236,190. 0. 0.

HONGKONG, 11th October, 1916.

E. D. C. Wolfe,

Treasurer.

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HONGKONG.

No. 1916

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ABSTRACT SHEWING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ESTIMATES OF EXPENDITURE FOR 1916 AND 1917.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, October 31st, 1916.

INCREASE.

DECREASE.

PERSONAL EMOLUMENTS :-

PERSONAL EMOLUMENTS :

New Posts,...........

$ 54,890

Higher Exchange,

$ 33,819

Increase of Salaries,

13,317

Abolition of Posts,

58,552

Stipulated Increments,

40,196

Reduction of Salaries on new appointments,

42,897

Allowances,

13,016

Allowances,

8,594

Other Charges,

93,640

Other Charges,..

42,366

Do.,

Special Expenditure,

233,720

Do.,

Special Expenditure,........

154,303

Military Contribution,

666,085

Miscellaneous Services,

399,076

Public Works, Recurrent,.

8,800

Kowloon-Canton Railway: Expenses of Con- -

struction,

386,198

Public Works, Extraordinary,

266,000

Pensions,

21,300

Charge on account of Public Debt,

269,400

Charitable Services,

1,422

Total Increase,

Deduct Decrcasc,

Net Increase,

$1,660,486

Total Decrease,

$ 1,147,105

1,147,105

$ 513,381

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HONGKONG:

No. 14

1918.

CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE PETITION FOR GREATER

REPRESENTATION OF THE PUBLIC ON THE EXECUTIVE

AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, October 5th, 1916.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Governor's Despatch to Secretary of State No. 209 of 26th May, 1916,

Enclosure 1.-Letter of 9th March, 1916, from Hon. Mr. H. E.

Pollock, K.C., forwarding Enclosure 2,

Enclosure 2.-Letter of 9th March, 1916, from Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., to Secretary of State for the Colonies covering Petition (Enclosure 3),

Page.

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Enclosure 3.-Petition from British Residents of Hongkong, &c.,

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Enclosure 4 (a).-Letter of 18th March, 1916, from Colonial

Secretary to Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C.,

Enclosures to 4 (a).

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Letter of 14th March to Hon. Mr. D. Landale,

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Letter of 14th March to Hon. Mr. E. Shellim,

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Letter of 16th March from Hon. Mr. D. Landale, ...

Letter of 16th March from Hon. Mr. E. Shellim, ...

Letter of 14th March to Hon. Mr. Wei Yuk, C.M.G.,...

Letter of 14th March to Hon. Mr. Lau Chü-pak,

Letter of 15th March from Hon. Messrs. Wei Yuk,

C.M.G., and Lau Chü-pak,

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Enclosure 4 (b).-Letter of 22nd March, 1916, from Hon. Mr.

H. E. Pollock, K.C.,....

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Enclosure 5.—Extract from Hansard relating to the Law Courts,

-23rd April, 1914,

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Enclosure 6.-Extract from Hansard relating to the Nursing

Staff,---7th May, 1914,

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Enclosure 7.-Memorandum by His Excellency the Governor on the vacancies in the Nursing Staff and the steps taken to fill them,...

Enclosures 8 and 9.--Extracts from Hansard relating to the filling of the vacancy in the Executive Council owing to death of Hon. Mr. E. A. Hewett, C.M.G.,- 23rd December, 1915,

Secretary of State's Despatch to Governor No. 203 of 15th August, 1916,...

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CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE PETITION FOR GREATER

REPRESENTATION OF THE PUBLIC ON THE EXECUTIVE

AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

No. 209.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 26th May, 1916.

Enclosure 1. SIR, I have the honour to transmit the enclosed copy of a letter addressed by the Honourable Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., to the Colonial Secretary covering Enclosure 2. copies of a letter addressed under date of the 9th of March direct to you by Mr. Enclosure 3. Pollock and of a Petition signed by a number of British residents in this Colony

praying for greater representation of the Public on the Executive and Legislative Enclosure 4. Councils; together with the accompanying copy of correspondence between the . Colonial Secretary and Mr. Pollock on the subject of certain points in the letter which he has addressed to you. I have not dealt earlier with this matter because I was waiting to learn whether you wished for my comments on these communica- tions sent, as they were, direct to you.

2. The Petitioners ask that two additional Un-official Members may be added to the Executive Council, one to be elected by the Chamber of Commerce and the other by the Non-official Justices of the Peace, and that any future vacancies on the Council may be filled by election by one of those bodies. No reasons are adduced for this change in the Constitution except that the two bodies mentioned "have long been recognised as representatives of the Public for electoral pur- poses".

3. The Petitioners also ask that an Un-official majority be created in the Legislative Council by increasing the number of Un-official Members from 6 to 10 and that all except Chinese Members may be elected, half of them by the Chamber of Commerce and half of them by the Non-official Justices of the Peace.

In support of this alteration in the Constitution the only arguments adduced are (a) that Official Members of Council are not free to vote according to their convictions and (b) that the Un-official Members are in a permanent and hopeless minority because the Governor can command the votes of the Official Members.

The first is a well worn but weak argument, for it is obviously impracticable. to allow Government Officers to vote against measures introduced by the Govern-

ment.

The second has little real weight. If weighty examples existed of the over- riding of popular opinion by the arbitrary exercise of the official vote they would surely find a place in such a Petition as this. No such examples are adduced for the good reason that no such examples can be found.

There is not an Ordinance on the Statute Book of the Colony of which it can be said that it was forced through the Council without carefully and patiently consulting the interests affected by the legislation. The history of the legislation affecting Sanitation and Buildings is one conspicuous example among many of the scrupulous care with which vested interests and public opinion are consulted, sometimes with a tendency too pronounced to overcome opposition by too generous

concessions.

The Right Honourable

ANDREW BONAR LAW, M.P.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

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Nor can I call to mind any important question during the past 30 years not involving legislation of which it can be said that the Government forced its will upon an unwilling people. I feel sure that two of the most influential bodies in the Colony, the Chinese Community and the Hongkong General Chamber of Com- merce, would not be slow to acknowledge that the Government is never remiss in consulting them in all questions affecting trade and commerce and the Native Community.

4. The principle involved in the prayer of the Petitioners, so far as it relates to the Legislative Council, has been raised in this Colony before. It is the natural aspiration of Englishmen to govern themselves and it is an aspiration with which I personally cannot but sympathise.

But I venture to think that the Petitioners have scarcely appreciated the special nature of local conditions. To indicate some of these I cannot do better than quote from Lord Ripon's Despatch No. 135 of the 23rd of August, 1894, in answer to a similar Petition, in which he wrote:-

"To sum up, the petitioners ask nominally that Hongkong should be given self-government, and an elective system. In my opinion the place and its circumstances are wholly unsuited for what is proposed.

"An Imperial Station with great Imperial interests, on the borders of a foreign land, the nucleus of wide reaching British interests in the Far East, must, it appears to me, be kept under Imperial protection and under Imperial control.

"In saying this much I am assuming that the self-government would be worthy of the name, and that the elective system would include all ranks of the community, but this is not what the Petition demands. Those who framed it and signed it would, I gather, desire to place the power in the hands of a select few, and to constitute a small oligarchy, restricted by the lines of race. To any such change I am opposed. I consider that the well-being of the large majority of the inhabitants is more likely to be safeguarded by the Crown Colony system, under which, as far as possible no distinction is made of rank or race, than by representation which would leave the bulk of the population wholly unrepresented.

"I can therefore hold out no hope that Hongkong will cease to be a Crown

Colony."

and from the Despatch of the late Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, No. 119 of the 29th of May, 1896, in which he stated :----

"In his despatch of the 23rd of August, 1894, Lord Ripon stated that he could hold out no hope that Hongkong will cease to be a Crown Colony. Neither can I hold out any such hope, for I conceive that in the case of Hongkong, Representative Government on whatever form of franchise it might be based, and with whatever supposed safeguards as to the Executive power, would be wholly out of place."

5. It scarcely seems necessary for me to endorse these weighty pronounce- ments of eminent Administrators and Statesmen, except to point out that it is quite impracticable to apply the principle of election to appointments to a body like the Executive Council. This is a question which has not been previously raised in this Colony, and it does not seem necessary to set out the very obvious reasons for which such a proposal could not be entertained. But I would briefly draw attention to the nature of the electorate to whom the Petitioners would confide the election of all the Un-official Members of the Executive Council and of eight out of ten of the Un-official majority in the Legislative Council.

The Census for 1911 shows that the total population was 456,739 composed of 12,075 Non-Chinese and 444,664 Chinese and that at that time the British male adult Civil population numbered 1,640.

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From the same Census the following figures in respect of the Civil population in 1911 are deduced:

(a.) Male adult British subjects of Portuguese race, ...... (b.) Male adult British subjects of Indian race (exclusive

of Police, Gaol Staff and Watchmen),

(c.) Male adult British subjects of Chinese race (i.e.

Chinese born in Hongkong),

Note to (c)-Of these it is calculated that 2,000 are men of good education the majority of whom speak English.

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.21,000

It is proposed by the Petitioners that the franchise should be given to the Members of the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce who number 150 composed as follows:-

British,.

.106 members.

French,

3

>>

Dutch,

4

American,

4

Japanese,

6

Chinese,

3

21

British Indian...

15

Portuguese,

4

Swedish,

1

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Norwegian,

1

Belgian,

1

Russian,

2

150 members.

(Note: Of these about 25 are not even:

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British subjects);

and to the Un-official Justices of the Peace who are all British subjects but whose number is limited to 120.

6. I will turn now to the covering letter which Mr. Pollock has addressed to you.

I do not know how far Mr. Pollock represents in this letter the view of the signatories of the Petitioners. But it is obvious that he can have no authority for claiming that in signing the Petition these gentlemen committed themselves to anything more than their individual and personal opinions, and I am quite sure that they themselves would not claim more than this. Nobody knows better than the learned Counsel that a Director or a whole Board of Directors can only speak for a Public Company after obtaining the approval of a Meeting of Share- holders held in pursuance of a notice which has stated that such approval would be asked for. The signatures to the Petition do not therefore in any way represent the long list of Commercial an 1 In lustrial Companies set out in the letter.

On the other hand it is remarkable that two out of the four European Un- official Members of the Legislative Council have not signed the l'etition; that the two Chinese Un-official Members who represent one of the largest Commercial interests in the Colony-that of the Chinese Community-declined the overtures inade to them, as I am assured, on two occasions with a view to obtaining their and other Chinese signatures; that the Managers of the two greatest European Mercantile interests in the Colony-the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corpora- tion and the Firm of Messrs. Butterfield and Swire have declined to lend even their personal support to the Petition; that Sir Paul Chater, C.M.G., Un-official Member of the Executive Council, and Mr. E. H. Sharp, K.C., who has been appointed to be an Un-official Member of that Council since the Petition was launched, have likewise refrained from supporting it; and finally that the most important and influential Public Body in the Colony the Hongkong General

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Chamber of Commerce have not signed the Petition notwithstanding the fact that it is upon its shoulders that the Petitioners would lay the responsibility of electing in the future two Un-official Members of the Executive and four Un-official Members of the Legislative Council.

7. In this letter as in the Petition itself there is a striking absence of any adequate reason for a violent constitutional change. The instances given of the alleged constant employment of the Official vote to "vote down" the Un-official Members are so inept that their citation might be adduced as an argument to prove the absence of any legitimate grievance.

I attach excerpts from Hansard of all that passed in the Legislative Council concerning the vote in Finance Committee in connection with the Law Courts. The Chairman of that Committee was of opinion, and I agree with it, that no useful purpose would be served by further discussing the matter in the face of the circumstances described in my previous remarks in Council; and it is to be noted that although at the meeting a fortnight later, when the proceedings of the Finance Committee were brought up for confirmation, I alluded to the vote no question was raised upon it by Un-official Members.

8. With regard to the question of appointing a Commission to enquire into the organisation of the Nursing Staff at the Government Civil Hospital, I would Enclosure 6. invite your perusal of the enclosed extracts from Hansard which give an accurate

account of the discussion in the Legislative Council on this subject.

In intimating to the Council that I was unable to accept the motion of Mr. Pollock for the appointment of a Commission, I explained that I had asked your permission to increase the Nursing Staff by 3 Sisters, and in the circumstances I. put it to the Council that a Commission of Enquiry was not necessary.

The Mover of the Resolution preferred to ask for a division, on which it is true that the Un-official Members voted on one side and the Official Members and the General Officer Commanding on the other. But I think any impartial person would come to the conclusion that in this matter the Government did not "treat the Un- official Members in an adverse and hostile spirit instead of taking them into their counsel and co-operation to use Mr. Pollock's words. Moreover I am convinced that the other Un-official Members did not consider that they were being so Enclosure 7. treated. I append a Memorandum in which I have explained in detail the circumstances under which vacancies have occurred in the Nursing Staff and the steps taken to fill them.

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I do not think that more effective steps could have been taken to cope with an abnormal situation created by the war. It is true that leave cannot now be granted to two Sisters who have just become due for it under the new system of leave after 4 instead of 5 years service. But the Matron returned in March from a year's leave and one Sister is absent on a year's leave. One of the Sisters now due for leave was given at her own request 4 months' leave to Europe at the end of 1914, but eventually she did not take the leave though it was pointed out that it was desirable that she should take the leave when it was convenient to the Government.

Finally I may mention that in February last the two Sisters now due for leave were offered short leave of 2 months each to visit Japan during the current year. They refused the offer.

9. Mr. Pollock makes two very important suggestions in his covering letter which are not mentioned in the Petition. One, that the extremely limited franchise advocated by the Petitioners should be discarded for one consisting of Special and Common Jurors, with certain additions. The other, that to the ten Un-official Members of Legislative Council asked for by the Petitioners there should be added 2 nominated Chinese Members. I refrain from comment upon these suggestions as I have no means of knowing whether they represent the views of any responsible person or persons prepared to submit such changes for your consideration. Nor do I propose to criticise the articles from the local and from the Shanghai Press since they contain no point not covered by the fundamental objections to any form of self-government in this Colony.

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10. In paragraph 8 of his letter Mr. Pollock hazards the opinion that the Government sent to Press some of the correspondence concerning the Petition of 1894 "in the hope that they would adversely affect the signing of the Petition ". The Government had no such unworthy motive. In asking the Press to publish the correspondence it acted merely on a suggestion made by Mr. H. W. Looker, the head of the leading firm of Solicitors in Hongkong, who was no doubt actuated by the sound principle that it is wise for a man to hear both sides of a question before arriving at a decision.

11. I enclose copy of the questions put by Mr. Pollock at the Meeting of the Legislative Council to which he refers in paragraph 5 of his letter. and of my answer thereto. I do not consider that there is any weight in the argument that an increase in the Un-official element in the Executive and Legislative Councils is necessary for the purpose of dealing with trade and shipping problems which may arise in anticipation of the closing of the war.

The Mercantile Community has ample means through the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce and otherwise of making any suggestions they desire on questions which must obviously be dealt with by His Majesty's Government on lines of Imperial policy and cannot be left to the Legislature of a Crown Colony.

I have, &c.,

Enclosure 1.

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &c.

PRINCE'S BUILDINGS, Hongkong, 9th March, 1916.

SIR,-I beg leave to inform His Excellency the Governor that I have this day posted to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies the Pétition for greater Un-official representation on the Councils of this Colony and a copy of the signatures thereto, together with a covering letter and the inclosures thereto; and I now inclose similar documents for the information of His Excel- lency, with the exception that I am sending herewith the original signatures to the Petition instead of a copy thereof.

In conclusion I would most respectfully draw the attention of His Excellency the Governor to paragraph 10 of the said covering letter and I now specially appeal to him that. in justice and fairness to the Petitioners and their cause, I may be furnished with copies of all Despatches and of all inclosures thereto which are sent by His Excellency the Governor or by the Hongkong Government to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies with reference to or in

any way connected with the above Petition.

The Honourable

Colonial Secretary.

I am, &c.,

H. E. POLLOCK.

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Enclosure 2.

HONGKONG, 9th March, 1916.

To The Right Honourable

SIR,

The Secretary of State for the Colonies.

1. In forwarding to you a l'etition from the British Residents in this Colony for greater Un-official representation on the Executive and Legislative Councils, I would ask leave to make some observations in this covering letter, by way partly of explanation and partly of argument.

2. In the first place I would point out that this Petition has been signed by 556 persons, (of whom about one dozen are Portuguese and British Indians, who, as hereafter stated in paragraph 6, were not intended to sign) whereas the 1894. Petition for greater representation, which is hereafter referred to, though open for signature by persons of every nationality, was signed by 363 only, of whom 284: were British, 10 Anglo-Chinese, 3 Americans, 4 Portuguese, and 47 British Indians.

3. In the second place I would beg leave to mention that the first 28 signa- tures are those of representatives of important shipping, commercial, and financial institutions doing business in this Colony, as the following particulars will

show

(1.) Mr. ROBERT SHEWAN.

Head of the firm of Shewan, Tomes & Company who manage the following

concerns in this Colony

(i) The Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Company capital

$600,000.

(ii) The Green Island Cement Company, capital $4,000,000. (iii) The Hongkong Tramway Company, capital £81,250 Stg. (iv) The China Light & Power Company, capital $300,000.

v) The China Provident Loan & Mortgage Company, capital

$2,000,000.

And are also Agents for several important Insurance Companies.

(2.) Mr. W. L. PATTENDEN.

(i) Representative of Gilman & Company who are Agents for Lloyd's and

other Insurance Institutions and for the National Provincial Bank of England and the London and Westminster Bank.

(ii) Chairman of the Court of Directors of the Hongkong and Shanghai

Bank; capital $15,000,000, with large Reserve Funds.

iii Director of the Union Insurance Society of Canton; authorized capital $4,000,000 paid up $1,600,000, with large Reserve Funds. (iv) Director of the China Trader's Insurance Company; authorized capital $2,000,000, paid up $600,000 with large Reserve Funds.

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) Director of the China Fire Insurance Company; authorized capital

$2,000,000, paid up $400,000, with large Reserve Funds.

(vi) Director of the Humphreys Estate & Finance Company; capital

$1,500,000.

(3.) Mr. P. H. HOLYOAK.

(i) Recently elected by the Chamber of Commerce to fill the Vacancy in

the Legislative Council occasioned by the death of Mr. Hewett.

(ii) Partner in the firm of Reiss & Company (Reiss Brothers, Manchester

and London).

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(iii) Director of the said Hongkong & Shanghai Bank.

(iv) Chairman of Board of Directors of the said Union Insurance Society

of Canton.

(v) Chairman of the Board of Directors of the said China Trader's

Insurance Company.

(vi) Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hongkong, Canton and

Macao Steamboat Company; capital $1,200,000.

(4.) Mr. A. PLUMMER.

(i) Representative of Bradley & Company, merchants. (ii) Director of the said Hongkong & Shanghai Bank.

(iii) Director of the said Union Insurance Society of Canton. (iv) Director of the said China Trader's Insurance Company.

(5.) Mr. C. MONTAGUE EDE.

General Manager of the said Union Insurance Society of Canton and of the

said China Trader's Insurance Company.

(6.) Mr. E. V. D. Parr.

Acting Superintendent of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation

Company.

(7.) Mr. STANLEY H. DODWELL.

(i) Representative of Dodwell & Co., Ltd., which Company are General Managers in this Colony of the Union Waterboat Company, capital $500,000, and Agents in this Colony for (amongst others)

(1) The Mogul Line of Steamers.

(2) The Warrack Line of Steamers.

(3) The Dodwell Line of Steamers (for New York).

(4) The Barber Line of Steainers.

(5) The Natal Line of Steamers.

(6) The Standard Life Assurance Company.

(7) The Thames & Mersey Marine Insurance Company.

(8) The Sperry Flour Company.

(9) The Kailan Mining Administration.

(ii) Vice Chairman of the Court of Directors of the Hongkong & Shang-

hai Bank.

(iii) Director of the said Union Insurance Society of Canton.

(iv) Director of the said China Trader's Insurance Company.

(v) Chairman of the Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, capital

$3,000,000.

(vi) Director of the said China Provident Loan & Mortgage Co.

(vii) Director of the Hongkong & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., capital

$3,000,000.

(8.) Mr. C. PEMBERTON.

Secretary of the said China Fire Insurance Company.

(9.) Mr. ALEC S. D. COUSLAND.

Representative of Alex. Ross & Co., Import & Export Merchants, also established at Shanghai & Liverpool, who are Agents for Sir Elkanah Armitage & Sons, Ltd., Manchester, and the United Turkey Red Co., Ltd., Glasgow.

(10.) Mr. W. H. Bell. Manager of the Asiatic Petroleum Company.

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(11.) Mr. R. D. HARVEY.

Manager of the British American Tobacco Co.

(12.) Mr. D. W. CRADDOCK.

(i) Agent of the Canadian Pacific Co.

(ii) Director of the Canton Insurance Office, authorized capital $2,500,000,

paid up $500,000, with large Reserve Funds.

(iii) Director of the said Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co. (iv) Director of the said Green Island Cement Company. (v) Director of the said Hongkong Rope Company.

(13.) Mr. H. P. WHITE.

(i) Head of Douglas Lapraik & Co., the Managers of the Douglas Steam-

ship Company, capital $1,000,000.

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Director of the said Canton Insurance Office.

(iii) Director of the Hongkong Fire Insurance Company; authorized capital $2,000,000, paid up $400,000, with large Reserve Funds. (iv) Director of the China Sugar Refining Company, capital $2,000,900. (v) Director of the Luzon Sugar Refining Company, capital $700,000. (vi) Director of the said Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.

(vii) Director of the said China Light & Power Company. (viii) Director of the said China Provident Loan & Mortgage Company.

(ix) Director of the said Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Co.

(14.) Mr. W. E. CLARKE.

Secretary of the said Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Company.

(15.) Mr. R. M. DYER.

Manager of the said Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company.

16.) Mr. S. G. NEWALL.

Manager of the South British Insurance Co., subscribed capital

£1,000,000, paid-up £300,000.

(17.) Mr. W. A. DOWLEY.

General Manager of the Vacuum Oil Co.

(18.) Mr. T. E. PEARCE.

Of Messrs. J. D. Hutchison & Co., Merchants and Commission Agents-

also established at Shanghai.

(19.) Mr. C. S. GUBBAY.

(i) Representative of the firm of E. D. Sassoon & Co., Merchants.

(ii) Director of the said Hongkong and Shanghai Bank.

(iii) Director of the said Hongkong Fire Insurance Co.

(iv) Director of the said Hongkong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Co. (v) Director of the Hongkong Land Investment and Agency Company,

capital $5,000,000.

(vi) Director of the West Point Building Co., Ltd., capital $625,000.

(20.) Mr. N. S. MARSHALL.

The British representative of the International Banking Corporation (Ameri- can) with a capital of $3,250,000 Gold, and a yet larger Reserve Fund.

(21.) Mr. C. CHAMPKIN.

Acting manager of the Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd., with a paid-up

capital of £562,500 and large Reserve Funds.

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(22.) Mr. W. DICKSON.

Manager of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, with a paid

up capital of £1,200,000 and large Reserve Funds.

(23.) Mr. HENRY HUMPHREYS.

Head of Messrs. J. D. Humphreys and Son, who are General Managers of

(i) The Peak Tramways Co., capital $750,000.

(ii) The said Humphreys Estate and Finance Co. (iii) A. S. Watson & Co., capital $900,000.

(24.) Mr. P. TESTER.

Manager of the Commercial Union Assurance Co.

(25.) Mr. W. M. HUMPHREYS.

Head of W. G. Humphreys & Co., Merchants.

(26.) Mr. S. J. CHINCHEN.

Agent of the North China Insurance Co.; authorized capital £150,000,

paid up £50,000, and large Reserve Funds.

(27.) Mr. M. P. BEATTIE.

Head of Messrs. W. R. Loxley & Co., Merchants and Commission Agents.

(28.) Mr. A. G. COPPIN.

Manager of the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co.

To sum up, the above signatories are connected with the following Com- panies and Corporations, all of which except Numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, and 32, have their Head Office in Hongkong :-

1. Asiatic Petroleum Company.

2. British American Tobacco Company.

3. Canadian Pacific Company.

4. Canton Insurance Office, capital $2,500,000; paid-up $500,000, with

large Reserve Funds.

5. Chartered Bank of India Australia & China; paid-up capital £1,200,000,

with large Reserve Funds.

6. China Fire Insurance Company, capital $2,000,000, paid-up $400,000,

with large Reserve Funds.

7. China Light & Power Company, capital $300,000.

8. China Provident Loan & Mortgage Company, capital $2,000,000.

9. China Sugar Refining Company, capital $2,000,000.

10. China Traders Insurance Company, capital $2,000,000, paid-up

$600,000.

11. Commercial Union Insurance Company.

12. Douglas Steamship Company, capital $1,000,000.

13. Green Island Cement Company, capital $4,000,000.

14. Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, capital $15,000,000, with large Reserve

Funds.

15. Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Company, capital $1,200,000. 16. Hongkong Fire Insurance Company, capital $2,000,000, paid-up

$400,000, with large Reserve Funds.

17. Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, capital $3,000,000.

18. Hongkong & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Campany, capital $3,000,000. 19. Hongkong Land Investment & Agency Company, capital $5,000,000. 20. Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Company, capital $600,000.

21. Hongkong Tramway Company, capital £81,250.

22. Humphreys Estate & Finance Company, capital $1,500,000.

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23. International Banking Corporation, an American Concern with paid-up

capital of $3,250,000 Gold and a yet larger Reserve Fund.

24. Luzon Sugar Refining Company, capital $700,000.

25. Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company.

26. North China Iusurance Company, authorized capital £150,000, paid-up

£50,000, with large Reserve Funds.

27. Peak Tramways Company, capital $750,000.

28. Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company.

29. South British Insurance Company, subscribed capital £1,000,000, paid-

up $300,000.

30. Union Insurance Society of Canton, capital $3,100,000, paid-up

$1,240,000 with large Reserve Funds.

31. Union Waterboat Company, capital $500,000.

32. Vacuum Oil Company. An important American concern.

33. A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., capital $900,000.

34. West Point Building Company, capital $625,000.

4. Mr. Landale, the Hongkong head of Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd., and Mr. Shellim, the Hongkong head of Messrs. David Sassoon & Co., Ltd., as nominated members upon the Legislative Council, might not unnaturally have been expected to have some bias against the petition, but Mr. Landale informed me quite frankly that he was in favour of an Un-official Majority on the Legislative Council and was generally in favour of the other objects of the Petition but that he thought that it would be an ungracious act for him to sign because the Hong- kong head of Jardine, Matheson & Co. had always been nominated by the Govern- ment to a seat on the Legislative Council, without the necessity of any election, and that, by signing himself, he might be affecting in the above respect the position of future heads of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Mr. Shellim wrote to me that he was sorry that he could not see his way to signing the Petition as he did not consider the time opportune, but that generally he agreed with it and thought that it would have a better chance if brought forward at a more fitting opportunity.

Sir Paul Chater, who, as Mr. Chater, signed in 1894, the Petition to the House of Commons which asked (inter alia) not only for a British Un-official Majority on the Legislative Council but also for freedom of debate and voting for the Official Members, expressed his unwillingness to sign any such Petition now, on the ground that the time was inopportune because of the war.

Mr. Edkins who is in charge of Messrs. Butterfield and Swire here, without committing himself to any definite view either for or against the objects of the Petition, stated that it would, in any event, be impossible for him, as paid Manager of Messrs. Butterfield & Swire, to sign any such Petition without first referring the matter home to the partners in that firm for their decision.

Mr. Stabb, Chief Manager of the Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, stated his view that no change of any sort in the constitution was required.

With all due deference to Mr. Stabb's view I would point out:

(i.) That a former Chief Manager of that Bank, Sir Thomas Jackson, K.C.M.G. (then Mr. Jackson) signed the above-mentioned Peti- tion to the House of Commons in 1894, at a time when he had not only been thief Manager of the Bank for 18 years but had also had some personal experience himself as an Un-official Mem- ber of the Legislative Council.

(ii.) That all the Directors of the Hongkong & Shanghai Bank (except Mr. Edkins who adopted a non-committal attitude as above stated) are in general agreement with the Petition.

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5. With regard to the suggestion that the present time is inopportune for forwarding any such Petition (which suggestion seems rather like an echo of the utterance of His Excellency the Governor, in the Legislative Council, on the 23rd December last when I first raised the question) I would beg leave to state that it is fully and clearly recognized, that under the war conditions at present prevailing, no definite answer can be expected to this Petition until after the lapse of some months, but it is nevertheless earnestly and respectfully hoped that the consider- ation of this Petition will not be shelved until the end of the present War, because it is felt that increased Un-official representation on the Councils is desirable before that time arrives, in order that a Government, more representative of the wishes of the business men of this Colony, may be established for the purpose of dealing with any trade and shipping problems which may arise in anticipation of the close of the War.

6. I would also beg leave to draw your attention to the enclosed letter which I addressed to the four local British newspapers, enclosing a copy of the Petition. in which, in consequence of suggestions made to me, I promised that I would bring to your notice, in the covering letter forwarding the Petition, the desire expressed for a more comprehensive electoral body than the Chamber of Commerce or the Non-official Justices of the Peace.

I may add that it was deemed advisable to limit the signatories to those of British Race, and that no members of the Indian, Portuguese or Chinese com- munities have been asked to sign, though (as above stated), a few Indians and Portuguese have signed the Petition, presumably because they considered that they were interested as possible prospective voters, in their capacity of Jurors.

7. The Chinese Un-official Members of Council have not signed the Petition, (no Chinese being invited to sign, as above stated). In connection with this latter point, it may be observed that, if two additional Chinese Members were to be added to the Legislative Council, in addition to the 10 Un-official Members suggested in the Petition, the present proportion of Chinese Members to the rest of the Un-official Members would be preserved. It should also be noted that the present Petition does not ask, as did the 1894 Petition, for a British Un-official Majority, and consequently whether the number of Un-officials be 10 or be increased to 12 by the addition of two Chinese Members, it would be impossible to get an Un-official Majority otherwise than by the combined European and Chinese Un-official Vote. There would, therefore, be no risk whatever (as there might have been if the prayer of the 1894 Petition had been granted) of the wishes of the important Chinese community in this Colony being overruled by the vote of the British Un-official Members outweighing the combined votes both of the Official and the Chinese Members. The power of the Governor to suspend legislation and of the Secretary of State to veto it are additional safeguards to the rights of the native population.

8. I also enclose for your perusal articles by the four Local British news- papers on the Petition when it was first published in the Press, and the comments of the leading British newspaper in Shanghai, the North China Daily News (as copied into our Local Press) and also a Leading article of the Hongkong Daily Press upon the documents connected with the l'etition of 1894, which documents were sent by the Hongkong Government to the Press for publication, on the 25th January, 1916, apparently in the hope that they would adversely affect the signing of the Petition.

9. It is probably superfluous to point out that the solid Official Vote has constantly been employed for the purposes of voting down the Un-official Members, and their wishes, and I will content myself, therefore, with citing two instances from the Hongkong Hansard for 1914:-

(i) On the 23rd April 1914 (see p. 39 of Hansard) the Motion of the late Mr. Hewett, in Finance Committee, in which he was supported by all the other Un-officials then present, for the adjournment of the Law Courts vote for one fortnight only, was defeated by the Official Vote.

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(ii) At the very next Meeting of the Council, on the 7th May 1914 (see p. 47 of Hansard) the Motion made by me for a Commission of 5 Un-official Justices to be appointed to inquire into the sufficiency in number efficiency and organisation of the Nursing Staff at the Government Hospitals was defeated by the Official Vote, with, I may add, very unfortunate results at the present time, for

1. The Government Civil Hospital is yet more understaffed than it was then for the carrying on of the ordinary work; and is in fact seriously understaffed in view of the annual recurrence of plague, combined with cases of typhoid and other serious diseases; and 2. Sisters, who are due for leave and urgently require it after 4 years' work, are now unable to obtain it, and I may add that the difficulty of getting Nurses to come out to serve in the Govern- ment Hospitals in Hongkong is not in any way due to the War, for there is no similar difficulty experienced in getting Nurses to serve in Singapore and the Federated Malay States.

In making my Motion, on the above occasion, I said (see p. 44 of Han- sard):-"I think it is very much to be regretted that in this as in many other cases the Government of this Colony has treated the Un-official Members in an adverse and hostile spirit instead of taking the Un-official Members into their counsel and co-operation."

One is, in fact, forced to believe that such almost automatic and decidedly arbitrary employments of the Official Vote, as are referred to above, most de- cidedly would not take place if the Un-officials were not in a permanent and hope- less minority, being unable by any possible powers of persuasion or argument to obtain a majority of votes. In short the Officials can defeat the Un-officials with neatness and despatch every single time, no matter how strong the weight of public opinion is behind the latter, and the so-called representatives of the public on the Council have no real power whatever to give effect to the wishes of the public.

10. I am forwarding the l'etition with the original signatures thereto and a copy of this covering letter to the Colonial Secretary here for transmission to His Excellency the Governor, and I am at the same time asking, and I submit that my request is a perfectly reasonable one, that I should be furnished with a copy of every Despatch of His Excellency the Governor and of the Hongkong Government to you, upon or in any way connected with the Petition, and of any enclosures therein, in order that I may have, in consultation with others, an opportunity of replying to such Despatch or Despatches and enclosures (if any).

With many apologies for the length of this letter,

I am, Sir,

Your most obedient servant,

H. E. POLLOCK.

Enclosure 3.

PETITION FROM THE BRITISH RESIDENTS OF HONGKONG TO THE RIGHT HON. THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES FOR GREATER REPRESENTA-

TION OF THE PUBLIC ON THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

To the Right Honourable the Secretary of States for the Colonies.

The Humble Petition of the undersigned British Residents in the Colony of Hongkong Showeth as follows:—

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1.-Your Petitioners most respectfully submit for the gracious consideration of His Majesty the King that it is fitting and proper that the number of Un-official Members on the Executive and Legislative Councils should be increased, and that the principle of election should be extended.

2. In the first place, in regard to the Executive Council, Your Petitioners would point out that there are only 2 Un-official Members on that Council out of a total of 9 Members and also that those 2 Un-official Members are appointed on the recommendation or nomination of the Governor of this Colony, instead of being elected by bodies representative of the Public.

The Chamber of Commerce and the Non-official Justices of the Peace for this Colony have long been recognized as representatives of the Public for electoral purposes, those bodies having, since 1884, exercised the privilege of each of them electing 1 Un-official Member to the Legislative Council; and we now petition that there may be 2 additional Un-official Members on the Executive Council, one of them to be elected by the Chamber of Commerce and the other by the Non- official Justices of the Peace, and that any future vacancies on that Council may be filled by election by one of those bodies instead of by Government nomination.

3.-In the second place, in regard to the Legislative Council, Your Petitioners would point out that, as at present constituted (and as it has existed since 1896, when the Revenue was about $2,600,000, as against about $11,380,000 in 1915) this Council consists of 8 Official Members, and of 6 Un-official Members, 2 of whom only are elected by the aforesaid bodies as representatives of the Public, the other 4 Un-officials, of whom 2 are Chinese, being appointed by His Excellency the Governor.

Your Petitioners submit:

(1) That, as regards all the Un-official Members of this Council (other than the Chinese Members who stand on a somewhat special footing), the principle of election instead of Government nomination ought to be applied, and they would humbly submit that it is somewhat incon- sistent, whilst trusting the Chamber of Commerce and Non-official Justices to elect some of the European Members of this Council, to deny the right of election to them in the case of the other European Un-official Members.

(2) That the number of Un-official Members be increased to 10 by the addition of 4 Un-official Members, so as to create an Un-official Majority in the Legislative Council, as in the case of Cyprus and British Honduras.

In support of this second submission it is necessary to point out that the Official Members of the Legislative Council are not free to vote according to their convictions, and that, inasmuch as the Governor or other Presiding Officer, can commandeer all the Official votes, the Officials possess an absolute and permanent majority, whereas the Un-officials are in a permanent and hopeless minority. Under such circumstances a somewhat painful irony attaches to clause XVIII of the Royal Instructions, which enacts that "All questions proposed for debate in the Legislative Council shall be decided by the majority of votes, and the Governor or the Member presiding shall have an original vote in common with the other Members of the Council, as also a casting vote, if upon any question the votes shall be equal." In fact, the Legislative Council, as at present constituted, though consisting numerically of 14 Members, simply carries into effect the individual will and judgment of the Governor or other Presiding Officer.

4.-Whilst Your Petitioners are fully conscious of the extremely serious and engrossing nature of the present War, they nevertheless venture humbly to submit that the above defects in the purely internal and domestic Constitution of this Colony (which can readily be rectified by amending the Royal Instructions) call for some remedy and they conclude by most earnestly assuring His Majesty of their heartfelt loyalty and devotion.

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Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray :-

(1.) That there may be 4 Un-official Members on the Executive Council instead of 2, and that the 2 additional Members may be elected, one of them by the Chamber of Commerce and the other of them by the Non-official Justices of the Peace, and that any future vacancies on that Council may be filled by election by one of those bodies instead of by Government nomination.

(2.) That all the Un-official Members of the Legislative Council (other than the Chinese Members) may be elected, half of them by the Chamber of Commerce and half of them by the Non-official Justices of the Peace.

(3.) That the number of Un-official Members on the Legislative Council

may be increased from 6 to 10.

and Your Petitioners will ever pray, etc.

Dated the 19th day of January, 1916.

Robt. Shewan. W. L. Pattenden. P. H. Holyoak. John A. Plummer. C. Montague Ede. E. V. D. Parr. Stanley H. Dodwell. C. Pemberton.

Alec S. D. Cousland.

W. H. Bell.

R. D. Harvey. D. W. Craddock.

H. P. White.

W. E. Clarke.

R. M. Dyer. S. G. Newall. W. A. Dowley. T. E. Pearce. C. S. Gubbay. N. S. Marshall. C. Champkin. W. Dickson. Henry Humphreys. P. Tester.

W. M. Humphreys. S. J. Chinchen.

M. P. Beattie.

A. G. Coppin.

H. E. Pollock.

H. W. Bird. Evan Ormiston. W. Laughton Leask.

W. Logan. Andrew Forbes. H. Hancock.

T. W. Hin.

A. E Cocks. R. Henderson. E. G. Smith. Charles Forsyth. W. H. Ford.

W. A. Cornell.

T. C. Nixon.

W. R. Watson.

C. Farebrother Mason.

W. H. Sinith. Guy R. Haywood. J. Somerville Dobie.

A. Denison.

C. E. H. Beavis. A. R. Lowe. W. Wilkinson. S. H. Dutton. J. M. Gordon. H. F. Campbell. Geo. Grimble. E. J. Grist. F. Smyth. A. C. Watson.

W. G. Humphreys. F. Endell Rosser. L. Ronald Needham. A. H. G. Jackson, P. C. Potts. Illegible.

H. S. Bennett. D. E. Donnelly. J. H. Brister. D. G. Cheesman.

E. M. Hazeland.

R. E. Belilios. A. J. W. Rosser. S. W. Bacoll. F. B. L. Bowley. Geoffrey S. Archbutt. Wm. A. Donaldson.

S. Lack.

S. J. Wood.

J. H. Underwood.

E. E. de W. Abney.

P. D. Sutherland.

A. E. Martin.

H. E. Resker.

E. M. Tozer.

John Robertson. H. F. Stoneham.

Illegible. Illegible.

J. H. Gardiner. Geo. P. Lammert.

P. I. Jones. W. H. Gaskell. Eldon Potter. M. T. Johnson. Edward A. Ram. J. T. Douglas. G. A. Pentreath. Colbourne Little. A. H. Crew. J. Glaister.

E. I. Grant Smith. T. W. Hornby. John Paterson. P. D. H. Grant.

C. H. Davis.

H. Murray Bain.

H. W. Dick.

V. Sorby.

G. H. M. Bannerman.

C. B. Brooke.

T. W. A. Loughlin.. H. E. Gilroy. Chas. C. Stark. J. Finlay Wilson. E. Evan Jones.

A. S. F. Aucott. D. S. Goggin.

B. A. Hale. J. Owen Hughes. H. B. L. Dowbiggia. A. J. Pitcher. Donald Macdonald.

J. J. Stodart Kennedy. H. S. Dennys, Jr.

A. G. Gordon.

A. Ritchie.

A. M. Stark.

H. A. Cartwright. Win. Walker. E. A. M. Williams. John M. Taylor. Jas. Wm. Graham.

C. A. Middleton Smith.

A. Whitmarsh.

W. A. Butterfield.

J. Martin. J. Macdonald. Wilfred J. Hinton. Morton W. Buck.

B. Webb.

E. J. R. Mitchell. Illegible.

Allan Keith.

W. J. Morrison.

M. S. Sassoon.

N. J. Austin.

P. R. Butler.

Matthew J. D. Stephens. Illegible. Edgar Dawson.

K. Brayshay. E. J. Surman. F. A. Redmond. Walter Brown.

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W. Nicholson. J. D. Danby. J. M. McHutchon. A. M. Wilkie. R. N. McIntyre. H. J. Maim.

J. H. Macdonald. L. A. Barton. L. S. Greenhill.

C. H. Blason.

T. R. Chassels.

H. M. A. H. Gull.

A. L. Gace.

G. A. Robinson.

A. R. Austin.

F. W. James. John R. Kinghorn. Robt. Innes.

W. Armstrong. D. Templeton. J. Dalziel. T. Bateman.

S. Boulton.

H. L. Harron.

John McIntyre.

C. D. Sullivan.

J. Ferguson. J. Mitchell. Alex. Carmichael. J. Sloan. J. Muirhead. W. O'Brien.

R. J. Dunlevy.

W. J. Basslow. D. MacCrae.

Jas. Dickie.

Robert K. Duncan.

Geo. Gerrard.

A. N. Gransfield.

D. McNeill.

R. Aitken.

W. Hardwick. Henry T. Heath. C. P. Young. H. Dinnen. Robt. Perrie. J. McCubbin, N. Drummond. A. Nicol. W. P. Seath. T. Connelly. E. Beck. J. K. Ross.

H. W. Gill.

A. T. Currie.

F. C. Castlemaine.

A. H. Skelton. Wm. Crawford. R. L. Bridger. Duncan Clark, B. Eustace. D. K. Moss. George Curry. Wm. Anderson.

Geo. W. Avenell. R. Pestonji.

H. E. Scriven. Ernest D. Haskell. Arthur W. Smith. John Wattie. Lloyd Bland. R. D. Wilks.

R. W. Lee Jones. E. J. Ainslie.

G. H. Pennefather. B. W. Cormack. D. Murphy. Wm. Barker.

Gordon H. Wilson.

F. P. Shroff.

F. S. Madan.

A. Mackenzie. Wm. Gow.

J. C. England. Geo. Martin. H. O. Holt.

E. W. White.

Chas. D. Nicoll.

A. H. Hewitt.

Wm. J. W. Anderson.

J. Arnold.

G. H. Spaulding. H. F. Carmichael. Bertram Kennett. W. Wright.

J. T. McPherson. C. E. Warren.. E. H. Bunjé.

J. H. Mead.

F. Ellis.

A. Melbye.

H. Playfair.

H. E. Stevens.

F. D. Hough.

J. Kirk Maconachie.

Illegible. A. Dunrich.

Frank Graham. C. B. Buyers. J. Grant. A. Abraham. G. M. Xavier.

C. T. Gandall.

J. H. Simmons. E. E. Grieve. W. L. Forster. A. Fothergill. G. H. May. N. Croucher.

G. T. Bird.

Percival W. G. Wilkie. W. J. Hobbs.

J. Jack. Geo. Piercy.

A. E. Paine.

A. E. Silkstone.

D. M. Goodall.

W. R. Railton.

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G. Edwin Craddock. George Thornton. C. W. Alexander. W. Blakeston Hind. A. E. da Silva. Illegible.

R. A. Dastur. O. W. Fulcher. M. Fernandez. J. P. Xavier. F. Hobbs. A. Macdonald. W. S. Bailey. George Hunter. Francis Gomes. F. M. Gutierrez. J. H. Woollacott. H. Hutchison. James Willox. T. W. Robertson, H. W. Holmes.. V. W. Daniel. S. D. Setna.

B. S. D. Setna.

E. H. Parson.

R. C. Faithfull. James Smith.

A. Jenkins.

Illegible.

W. J. Wilkinson. Henny Sykes. H. Gittins. A. E. Crapnell. N. S. Moses.

A. H. M. da Silva.

P. S. Cassidy.

C. R. F. Raven.

J. H. May.

R. D. Hall,

J. Johnstone.

Chas. H. W. Kew.

R. Y. Anderson. W. E. Ford.

C. M. Heanley, M.B. A. Charlton.

H. Logan.

F. H. Hyndman. G. L. D. Jones. A. Bishop. A. J. d'Eça. F. E. Ranger. E. A. V. Hall. W. Gittins. H. J. Sleak. P. H. Murray. A. Stevenson. A. F. Hodgins. J. M. Remedios. Charles Genlen. Alfred Hicks. Frank G. Herridge. Percy Faithfull.

J. A. Tarrant.

Enos Seth.

**

G. Rapp. Lewis Guy. W. B. Muskett. J. R. Capell. Frank C. Todd. W. T. Olson. D. Wilson. A. W. Gibbs. A. P. Nobbs.

T. Rapp.

E. W. H. James.

J. Easton. Fred. Stapleton. J. R. Suiter. D. A. MacLeod.

Albert W. Smith.

H. Relph. J. Spittles.

Philip W. Goldring. H. Stephens.

A. C. Diss.

A. Mekirdy.

· P. Plage.

F. A. Mackintosh.

J. W. Gloyn.

Robert A. Donaldson.

P. Sall.

E. L. Jones.

F. B. Bridger.

H. H. Sandeman.

A. Viveash.

B. L. Frost. J. McFarlane. H. Smythe. Thos. Kerr. J. A. Bullin. Wm. Budge. Jno. McCubbin. J. Martin.

V. C. Fuhrum.

J. C. Saunders.

H. T. Richardson. S. Meadows.

A. Course.

Jas. Ormiston.

C. W. Brown. J. Elliott. John Lennox.

A. D. MacDonald.

A. K. Henderson.

S. Baker.

F. J. Dickie.

J. C. Finch.

Jno. Lambert. J. W. Kew.

Alfred H. Beale. W. C. Jack. J. N. McDougall. Walter J. Hill. John Prentice. Adam Gray. John Henderson. F. W. Wilson. C. M. Grieve.

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J. S. Johnston. P. Campbell. W. J. Crawford. W. G. Lawson. Robert Taylor. David L. Lyle.

Lawrence MacLaren. David Cowper: W. R. Oswald. Edmund R. Millar. A. N. Morrison. W. Glendinning. D. W. Ritchie. R. J. Wilton. P. Cooper.

A. E. Chunnett. F. Hubert. J. Orme. J. M. Crosk.

C. J. Thomson.

B. Thomson.

C. W. Fatt.

G. Manor,

C. H. Arnott.

F. E. Lane. John McCraken. T. W. Mackay. F. F. Duckworth. F. G. Clinsy. C. D. Silas.

J. Ormiston.

W. G. Tricker.

H. M. Alexander.

G. A. Miller.

J. G. Grant.

J. W. Harding. L. H. Martin. G. Grott.

A. Keating. Jno. S. Johnson. H. Langdon. E. J. McCombie. G. Lewis. H. George. J. Oudney. H. Doughty. J. D. Forrest. J. E. Bowron. J. S. Thomson. A. V. Harrison.

I. Stewart. A. McIntyre. J. Millar.

J. Brown.

H. Conway.

Edwin Banfield Cubey.

William Nicholson Fleming.

Walter Weir.

Charles Henry Summers.

Alexander Aitchison.

Archibald Stalker.

Alex. Davidson.

Wm. Wotherspoon. John Joseph Harrington.

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Andrew William Juster.

Andrew Smith.

John D. Polley.

J. M. Cormack. D. M. Mackay. D. Young. L. J. Blake. Wm. J. Clark.

D. Austin.

J. A. Hunter.

A. Leon.

D. McNeillie.

John P. Middleton.

Alex. A. Whitchen. P. Walter Ramsay. Wm. Bell.

Walter Henry Prowse. Andrew William Millar. Charles Mackay. Thomas Grimshaw. J. C. Ferguson. J. Millar..

John Weir.

J. Brand Chapman. William Lyle. David Harvey. Andrew M. Simpson. L. C. Blackburn. James Porter Robinson. Frank S. Cooke.

S. E. Gree.

H. Overy.

T. Duncan. J. W. Christian. David S. Cooper. James S. McIntosh. J. Vincent Braga. A. D. Gee.

Oscar R. C. Chunyut.

R. Abraham.

J. Walker.

Norman L. Railton.

R. C. Atkinson.

E. Abraham.

A. Bryson. D. Neilson. W. L. Weaser. James Hyde. David Mason. Clark Atkinson. R. A. Nicholson. Robt. Howard. H. H. Wilson. D. A. Goodwin. R. Kennedy. David Gow. David A. Purves. B. E. Redstone. W. Nicholls. Andrew R. Kinross. J. Colin Owen. W. H. Whiteley. J. J. Spradbery. W. Tulip. D. Keith.

James G. Garraway. Arthur Ireson.

David Gordon Dricoll.

James Henderson.

W. G. Baker.

G. F. Matthews.

G. Edwards.

W. Carstairs. G. H. Alcock. R. J. Dixon. F. C. Coleman. G. A. Lloyd Kay. M. E. Neidsen. W. M. Paul.

H. McCombie.

N. L. Railton.

Enclosure 4 (a).

2003/1915.

HONGKONG, 18th March, 1916.

SIR, I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 9th instant stating that you have sent to the Secretary of State for the Colonies a Petition, with copy of the signatures thereto together with a covering letter and enclosures, praying for greater Un-official representation on the Councils of the Colony, and enclosing copies of the documents with the signatures to the Petition in original for the information of the Governor.

In reply I am to transmit to you a copy of Colonial Regulation No. 213 and to point out that your action in forwarding the Petition to the Secretary of State for the Colonies direct is irregular and does not serve any useful object.

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With regard to your request that all despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State on this subject should be published, I am to point out that His Excellency has no objection whatever to that course but since the correspondence will be addressed to the Secretary of State its publication is a matter for the Se- cretary of State to decide.

As a lawyer you will appreciate the importance in a matter of this kind of referring your quotations of opinions of Messrs. Landale and Shellim to the principals. I attach for your information the enclosed correspondence on the subject.

I am also to forward for your information correspondence with the Chinese Un-official Members of Council on the subject of your statement that no members of the Chinese community were asked to sign the Petition, which I may here observe was deposited in various public places for any one to sign who might wish to do so.

The Honourable

Mr. H. E. POLLOCK, K.C.

2003/1915.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th March, 1916.

SIR, I am directed to inform you that a petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies has been forwarded to His Excellency the Governor by Mr. H. E. Pollock. In a covering letter to the Secretary of State a passage occurs, § 4 page 14. of which I enclose a copy, and I am to enquire whether it reports correctly what

you said to Mr. Pollock.

I enclose a copy of the petition in order that you may see its object, and I am to request you to be so good as to return it to me with your reply.

The Honourable

Mr. DAVID LANDALE.

2003/1915.

I

am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th March, 1916.

SIR,I am directed to inform you that a petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies has been forwarded te His Excellency the Governor. by Mr. H. E. Pollock. In a covering letter to the Secretary of State the following

passage occurs :

"Mr. Shellim wrote to me that he was sorry that he could not see his

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way to signing the petition as he did not consider the time oppor- "tune, but that generally he agreed with it and thought that it "would have a better chance if brought forward at a more fitting "opportunity."

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I am to ask you to be so good as to let me have a copy of the letter referred to, or, if you have not got one, to inform me whether you are reported correctly in the passage I have quoted.

I enclose a copy of the petition in order that you may see what it is that you were asked to sign and I should be obliged if you would return it to me with your reply.

The Honourable

Mr. E. SHELLIM.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 16th March, 1916.

SIR,—I have to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 14th instant.

The Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock without any application for my sanction. has made use of my name in a manner which was not warranted by any conversation I had with him and has represented views which I do not remember giving expression to in a light favourable to his petition with a view of explaining the absence of my signature therefrom.

My personal views on the subject, dealt with in the petition, are not fully crystalized and I thought I made it clear to Mr. Pollock that I could not support any changes in the Government here without first being given time to submit them to those I represent at home.

I am, &c.,

DAVID LANDALE.

The Honourable

Mr. CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary,

Hongkong.

HONGKONG, 16th March, 1916.

SIR,-In reply to your letter of the 14th March, No. 2003/1915, I have the honour to inform you that I am correctly reported in the passage quoted by you.

I beg to point out, however, that my letter was supplementary to a con- versation I had with Mr. Pollock in which I expressed the view that some well considered concessions might well be made by the Government but I did not consider the present an opportune time to raise the question. My letter should be read entirely with reference to such conversation which did not refer in any way to the details of the petition or proposals which I had not considered and which it was impossible for me to study in the time then at my disposal.

I am emphatically of opinion that at this stage of the Great War in which the Nation is engaged, it is out of place to bring forward a question of the nature of the petition.

I am, &c.,

The Honourable

The Colonial Secretary,

Present.

E. SHELLIM.

2003/1915.

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COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th March, 1916.

SIR,-I am directed to inform you that a petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies has been forwarded to His Excellency the Governor by Mr. H. E. Pollock. In a covering letter to the Secretary of State a passage occurs § 7 page 15. of which I enclose a copy.

I am to enquire whether Mr. Pollock approached you and Mr. Lau Chu-pak or either of you on the subject of your signing the petition, and if he did approach you what your reply was.

The Honourable

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

2003/1915.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th March, 1916.

SIR,-I am directed to inform you that a petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies has been forwarded to His Excellency the Governor by Mr. H. E. Pollock. In a covering letter to the Secretary of State a passage occurs § 7 page 15. of which I enclose a copy.

I am to enquire whether Mr Pollock approached you and Mr. Wei Yuk or either of you on the subject of your signing the petition, and if he did approach you what your reply was.

The Honourable

Mr. LAU CHU-PAK.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 15th March, 1916.

SIR,-We have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter No. 2003/1915 dated the 14th instant enclosing a copy of an extract from Mr. H. E. Pollock's letter, &c.

In reply, we beg to state that Mr. Pollock had twice spoken to us on the subject of the petition to the Secretary of State for the Colonies and we suggested that we had better be left alone as we had heard no mention of the matter by the Chinese public nor had they approached us on the question.

The Honourable

The Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

We have, &c.,

WEI YUK.

&c.,

&c.

LAU CHU-PAK.

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Enclosure 4 (b).

No. 2003/1915.

PRINCE'S BUILDINGS, HONGKONG, 22nd March, 1916.

SIR,-Your letter to me of the 18th instant did not reach my office till the 20th (on which day I was absent from the office) and I now beg leave to reply to it and to its inclosures, and I beg to request you to kindly transmit this letter of mine to the Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies, at the same time as you forward to him your letter to me of the 18th instant and its inclosures.

2. With regard to the third paragraph of your said letter I beg leave respect- fully to point out that the request contained in my letter to you of the 9th instant was not a request that all Despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State on the subject of the Petition should be published, though I should, if I may be permitted to say so, welcome such publication, but my request was, in fact, for something different, namely, that "in justice and fairness to the Petitioners and their cause, I may be furnished with copies of all Despatches and of all inclosures thereto which are sent by His Excellency the Governor or the Hongkong Govern- ment to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies with reference to or in any way connected with the Petition ".

3. I am much obliged to you for forwarding to me copies of correspondence which has passed between Mr. Landale and Mr. Shellim and the Chinese Members of Council and yourself and beg to say as follows:-

(1) With regard to Mr. Landale's letter to you of the 16th instant, I adhere to and repeat the statements which I made in paragraph 4 of my covering letter, of the 9th instant, to the Secretary of State, because those statements are absolutely true. I may add that Mr. Landale never gave me to understand that he could not sign the Petition (of which I left a copy with him for perusal) without first referring the matter home, and that the only reason which he gave me for not signing the Petition is the reason which I have quoted in paragraph 4 of my said covering letter.

As Mr. Landale did not ask me to treat what he said to me as confiden- tial, I cannot admit that there was any impropriety on my part in quoting him, or that there was any necessity for first obtain- ing his sanction.

(2) With reference to Mr. Shellim's letter to you of the 16th instant, in which he seeks to qualify what he wrote to me by a previous verbal conversation, I beg leave to state that, at the only verbal conversation which I had with him on the subject, he asked me to leave a copy of the Petition with him (which I did) and told me that he would put his views into writing and send them to me, which he did on the following day, and he admits that I have correctly quoted to the Secretary of State what he (Mr. Shellim)

wrote to me.

(3) With regard to the Chinese Members of Council, the question arose, while I was discussing a draft of the Petition with them, as to whether the Chinese should be included in the Petition, and the Chinese Members said they had better be omitted. Accordingly, when the Petition was printed in its final shape and ready for signature, I did not invite them or any of the Chinese to sign the Petition, which was not sent to any Chinese Club, Institution or Store. Moreover the Petition expressly states, in its terms, that it is a Petition by "British Residents" and it was, therefore, not open, (as you suggest in your letter under acknowledgment) "for any one to sign who might wish to do so ". The Petition of 1894, on the other hand, was, by its terms, open to signatories of every Race.

I am, &c.,

H. E. POLLOCK.

The Honourable

Colonial Secretary.

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Enclosure 5.

THE LAW COURTS BUILDING CONTRACTS.

(Extract from the Hansard of 23rd April, 1914.)

With regard to Financial Minute No. 12, relating to a vote of $18,505 in connection with the building of the new Law Courts, the Colonial Secretary said: -I have a copy of the award given by Major Wenborn which I will circulate for the inspection of members of the Council.

His Excellency, in connection with Financial Minute No. 12, said-It will be within the recollection of members that on the occasion of the debate on the Estimates for 1913 the honourable member nominated by the Chamber of Com- merce animadverted upon the delay in the building of the Law Courts and the Post Office; and on behalf of unofficial members asked for a Commission to enquire into the administration of the Public Works Department and the cause of delays in carrying out Public Works. In consequence of those representations a Committee was appointed to enquire into the delay and excess expenditure over Estimates in the case of the Law Courts and Post Office, and their report on the subject of the Post Office was laid on the table some months ago. It was im- possible for the Committee to prosecute their inquiries into the building of the Law Courts, because the accounts for that work had, owing to disputes with the contractor, not been closed. The contractor claimed $55,448.23 for value of extra work performed in connection with the above building, and as no agreement could be arrived at on the subject it was agreed to submit the question to the arbitration of Major Wenborn, whose services were kindly lent by His Excellency the General Officer Commanding for the purpose. The award is $32,360.35 less $15,854.58 overpaid to the contractor, or a nett sum of $16,505. The arbitrator's award is laid on the table for the perusal of members. His fee amounts to $2,000, and on the recommendation of the arbitrator it is proposed that this fee should be defrayed by the Government. Mr. H. G. C. Fisher, the Executive Engineer in charge of the erection of the Law Courts, has recently been invalided out of the service, and will not return to the Colony. An enquiry without his presence as a witness is not possible, and in these circumstances I do not propose to ask the Committee to hold any further enquiry. I am not without hope that delays such as occurred in the case of the building referred to will not be repeated.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded, and the motion was agreed to.

Enclosure 6.

NURSING STAFF AT GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL.

(Extract from the Hansard of 7th May, 1914.)

Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock, in accordance with notice of motion, asked :—

1.- When was the decision arrived at to increase the staff of the Medical Department by two Probationers instead of by two Sisters ; between what dates were the Probationers advertised for, and in what newspapers ?

2. Has it been found by the Government, as the result of experience, that it is an easy matter to engage Probationers possessing sat- isfactory qualifications? Do not such Probationers, as a rule, re- quire, during the first year of their engagement, to be carefully supervised by the Sisters?

3. In the year 1913 how many Military women and children were cared for in the Government Hospitals, and what fees did the Govern- ment receive in respect of such cases? Has there been any, and, if so, what increase in the Government Nursing Staff, and when, since the Government took over the care of such cases from the Military Authorities?

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4.-How many Sisters are there now on the Nursing Staff at the Govern- ment Civil Hospitals? Are two of such Sisters liable to be sent down to the Kennedy Town Hospital to nurse small-pox and other infectious diseases, and are two more of such Sisters attend- ing for the greater part of their time to the nursing of private cases in different parts of the Colony?

5.-How many Probationers are there now on the Government Nursing Staff, and how many were there on the 23rd October, 1913, and the 23rd April, 1914, respectively?

6. When will the vacancies, which were caused by the marriages of two Sisters in April, 1914, be filled up? How long before such marriages did the Government know that they would take place, and has the Government taken any and what steps to fill up such vacancies and when?

7. What is the maximum number of beds which a Sister on night duty

has attended to since the 1st May, 1913?

The Colonial Secretary returned the following answers :-

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Question 1:-On the 19th August, 1913, two Probationers were ad- vertised for in the Hongkong Daily Press, and in the Hongkong Telegraph, in each case from 11th July, 1913, to 17th July, 1913. In the same papers three Probationers were advertised for from the 22nd to 28th November, 1913. Five Probationers were advertised for in the South China Morning Post from the 6th to 12th March, 1914.

Question 2-(a) Until recent years a fairly good supply of Probationers

was forthcoming. (b) Yes.

Question 3-208 Military women and children were cared for in the Government Hospitals in 1913, and $8,881.88 was received in fees on their account. These fees leave no profit to the Govern- ment. There has been no increase in the Nursing Staff since the taking over of the Military cases. The admission of women and children of the Garrison has not materially increased the work of the Sisters, as the following figures will show :-

DAILY AVERAGE OF PATIENTS UNDER TREATMENT.

Civil Hospital.

1908.

1909.

1910....

1911.

1912.

1913....

.88.6

.90.2

......92.0

...91.2

....94.8

..85.6

Maternity Hospital.

1908.....

..2.61

1909....

..3.8

1910...

1911...

.3.7

.4.07

1912...

..4,57

Excluding

infants

1913.

..7.2

Victoria Hospital.

1911..

1912.... 1913...

14.24

10.35

...14.04

Question 4:-This question evidences considerable misapprehension. The Staff of Sisters at the Government Civil Hospital borne on the Estimates is 9. At Kennedy

At Kennedy Town Hospital it is 2. At Victoria Hospital it is 2. There are in addition in residence at the Government Hospital 2 Private Nursing Sisters. When the

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Sisters for Kennedy Town Hospital are not required then they do duty at the Government Civil Hospital. When the Private Nursing Sisters are not out nursing they are available for duty at the Government Civil Hospital. At the present time there a e 8 Sisters of the Government Civil Hospital Staff on duty at the Government Civil Hospital and also 2 Private Nursing Sisters who do not happen to be out nursing. There are three Si-ters on duty at the Victoria Hospital. There are none at Kennedy Town Hospital. The Private Nursing Sisters are engaged at private nursing for about 9 months in the year each. One of them is thus available for 6 months in the year at the Government Civil Hospital. The Kennedy Town Hospital Sisters are for the greater part of the year employed at the Government Civil Hospital.

Question 5-(a.) Two. (b.) Four. (c.) Two.

Question 6:- Oue vacancy was filled by the arrival of a Sister on the 30th April, 1914. The second vacancy has been filled and the Sister is expected to arrive at the end of June.

Question 7-It is not possible to ascertain from the statistics kept the largest number of occupied beds which a Sister on night duty has attended to since the 1st of May, 1913. The daily average num- ber of patients in the Civil Hospital in 1913 was 85.6, excluding maternity cases, while two Sisters were on night duty during that period, except during the month of August, when two fairly senior Probationer Nurses each did a fortnight duty instead of a Sister. Two Sisters for night duty has been the recognised number for the last 10 years.

Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock then, in accordance with notice previously given, moved the following resolution :—

That the Governor-in-Council be requested to nominate (under the Com- missioners Powers Ordinance, 1886), five Unofficial Justices of the Peace as Commissioners for the purpose of instituting, making and conducting an enquiry as to the sufficiency in numbers, efficiency, and organisation of the Nursing Staff at the Govern- ment Hospitals and as to their terms of service, pay and allowances.

Hon. Mr. Pollock, in moving the resolution, said-Your Excellency, I beg leave to move the motion of which I have given notice, and as hon. members have it in printed form before them I trust that it may be taken as read. Sir, this motion is a continuation, so to speak, of a request which was made by my hon. friend representing the Chamber of Commerce, when he was speaking on behalf of himself. and the other unofficial members of the Council in his speech relating to the Estimates, on October 23rd. 1913, and I think, Sir, that it may be confidently stated that if my hon. friend had then been given the information which was supplied at the last meeting of this Council by the Colonial Secretary, that the request which my hon. friend put forward on the 23rd of October last, for the appointment of a committee of five Unofficial Justices of the Peace to inquire into the nursing staff question at the Government Civil Hospital, would there and then have been pressed home. The fourth question which I put at the last meeting of the Council and the answer which was given to it by the Colonial Secretary are both of them so important that I will crave the indulgence of this Council to read them now. My fourth question was :-

"Was any written representation sent in by the Nurses on the Staff of the Government Civil Hospital to the Principal Civil Medical Officer last summer upon the subject of the insufficiency in num- bers of the Nursing Staff at that Hospital? Will the Govern- ment lay such written representation upon the table of this Coun-- cil? Has any answer been sent to such written representation ? If so, will the Government lay such answer upon the table of this Council? What steps, if any, have been taken, and when, to remedy such insufficiency?"

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To that question the Colonial Secretary replied as follows:-

"No such written representation was made to the Principal Civil Medical Officer by the Sisters (they are not called Nurses); but under date of the 2nd of July last the Superintendent of the Govern- ment Civil Hospital addressed a letter to the Principal Civil Medical Officer setting forth on behalf of the Sisters reasons why they considered their number should be increased by two. The Superintendent recommended the increase, as did the Principal Civil Medical Officer. The Governor, after investigation, recog- nised that an increase in staff was neccessary, but decided that it should take the form of two additional probationers. This decision was communicated to the Head of the Department, and provision was made accordingly in the Estimates for the current year.

In February of this year the Governor enquired whether the extra probationers had been engaged, and he was informed that it had not been found possible to engage them. In these circum- stances the question of the reorganization of the staff of sisters and probationers was again taken up and is being considered at the present time. It is not considered that any useful purpose would be served by laying papers on this subject on the table.”

Now that answer discloses a very strange state of affairs, for it shows that at the beginning of July last, long before our very long and trying summer had come to an end, the strain and stress of work amongst the sisters of the Government Civil Hospital was such that they took a strong and very unusual step in petition- ing for an increase to be made in their numbers, giving definite reasons for asking for that increase, but reasons which the Government has thought fit to withhold from the cognisance of this Council and from the cognisance of the outside public. That request of the sisters did not stand alone, for it was backed up and supported by the recommendation of the two leading Government Medical Officers, namely, the Superintendent of the Government Civil Hospital and the Principal Civil Medical Officer. And one would have imagined that only one answer could possibly have been given to the request of the sisters, backed up as it was by the recommendations of the two leading Government officers a telegram promptly sent home to the Colonial Nursing Institute for the dispatch of two sisters from England. We are now told, however, that nothing of that sort was done, and that your Excellency decided to disregard that request of the sisters and the recommendations of the medical officers of the Government and, instead to engage two probationer nurses in the place of two trained and qualified nurses from home. I sent in a question, Sir, to be answered at this meeting, asking for what reason that decision was arrived at, and although that question has been ruled out, I am still not without hope that some explana- tion of that decision will be forthcoming this afternoon, and that it may be given for the benefit of the members of this Council and the outside public. It is, of course, cheaper to obtain probationers than trained nurses, but in this matter efficiency ought surely to have been preferred to economy, and surely the promptest action ought to have been taken to remedy the evil instead of the periodical and wholly fruitless advertisements for probationers which are set out in the answers given to me to-day to my first question. The net result of what has been done, Sir, is that ten months of time has been absolutely and entirely wasted, and we find ourselves now, at the beginning of another hot season, with its liability to recurrent epidemics, no further forward than we were at the beginning of July last, when this request was made by the sisters and backed up by the leading Government Medical Officers. It seems to be admitted, Sir, although one has not had a long time to study it, in answer to my question 2 that probationers do require a considerable amount of supervision during their first year of employment as proba- tioners, and therefore, Sir, I wholly fail to see how, under these circumstances, two probationers could have been considered, fairly and properly, an efficient substitute for two trained nurses out from home. With regard to the two sisters having recently married, we are informed in the answers given to my questions just now, that the place of one of them only has been filled up, and so far as I can see the Government has avoided answering part of my sixth question on that subject altogether. Part of my sixth question was, "How long before such marri- ages did the Government know that they would take place?" and not the smallest

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attempt has been made on the part of the Government to answer that question, and it is not unfair to assume that no attempt has heen made because no attempt can reasonably be made to show why they did not take the prompt steps which they ought to have done to fill both these vacancies as soon as they knew that they were likely to occur. I should very much like to know, Sir-we are told that the second vacancy will be filled by a sister who is expected at the end of June- when it was known that the second sister was going to be married, and what steps were taken to fill up the vacancy; whether steps were taken by letter or telegram to fill her place. There is an attempt made, Sir, in answering my fourth question to suggest that it is put under considerable misapprehension. I listened very care- fully at the time of the answer to that question, and I fail to realise on what strength that statement is made. It seems to me that a good deal of the answer to that question is wholly and entirely outside the scope of that fourth question. As regards the number of probationers in the Government Civil Hospital, appar- ently it is very short. Apparently there are two probationers in the Government Civil Hospital out of a total of seven contemplated in the Estimates for 1914 on the 23rd of October last. I am wrong. There were four on the 23rd of October last and there were two on the 23rd of April, 1914. In other words, Sir, apparently during the last six months, instead of having seven probationers, our number of probationers has dwindled down from four to two. With reference to the answer to my seventh question, I should have thought it would have been possible to answer it in some reasonably intelligent fashion and not in the way in which it is answered. If the maximum number of particulars could not have been given, I should have thought at all events that some approximate figure could have been given. I am inundated with a whole number of figures in connection with the military women and children, but I must confess, Sir, that notwithstanding the fact of my being swamped with these figures at a moment's notice, and being a mere ordinary man, that I fail to see how an extra 280 women and children could fail to give some extra work to the nursing staff. The answer given to-day is practically to the effect that such a trifling matter as that cannot possibly make any difference at all. I can only say that I fail to appreciate the force of that argument. There is another point, Sir, which I think ought to be mentioned in connection with the work of the Government Civil Hospital, and that is the fact that of late years plague cases which used to be dealt with at the Kennedy Town Hospital are being treated at the Government Civil Hospital. And these cases, Sir, with the liability of the unfortunate patients who suffer from plague to become delirious, are calculated obviously to cause a special anxiety, and to impose a special strain upon the nursing sisters. There is also the fact, Sir, suggested in the speech made by my hon. friend representing the Chamber of Commerce on the 23rd of October last, that sisters were engaged in maternity cases at the same time as they were engaged on other cases. That is surely a matter which urgently calls for remedy, especially as the maternity hospital is situate at some considerable distance from the Government Civil Hospital itself. Sir, I very much deprecate the way in which my questions have been answered in this matter. I think it is very much to be regretted that in this as in many other cases the Government of this Colony has treated the unofficial members in an adverse and hostile spirit instead of taking the unofficial members into their counsel and co-operation. Sir, in making this motion and in pressing it, the unofficial members are pursuing what they consider to be the cause of justice and right. The overworking of our employees is at all times to be deprecated, and more especially is it so when applied to women who are conscientiously engaged in a trying climate in combatting disease and in nursing the sick. To these women the public of the Colony owes a deep debt of gratitude, and it is in the hope of dis- charging part of that debt, by the lightening of their labours, and by improving the conditions under which they serve, that this present motion is now being made.

Hon. Mr. Hewett-Your Excellency, I have very much pleasure in second- ing the motion brought forward by my hon. and learned friend opposite. The motion, as we are all aware, is practically following up a request made by me at the request of my unofficial colleagues six months ago or more, in reply to the budget speech last autumn. Perhaps it would be as well to emphasise the point, because I doubt if it is really thoroughly understood that in bringing forward this motion, in speaking as the unofficial members have spoken on the question of the nurses of this Colony, we are not only speaking on behalf of ourselves, but we have a

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very large following in the Colony to support us, and to justify the motion now brought forward. I am quite satisfied in my own mind that we are thoroughly justified in pressing this home, and I can only regret that the Government up to the present moment have not taken, not only the unofficial members, but the whole of the ratepayers of the Colony into their confidence. I think this should be done. I think the Government has been remiss in this matter. Knowing as they should that there was this feeling, they should have told us exactly what their reasons were for taking the steps they have. Had they done so, the moving of this motion would have been unnecessary. It is comparatively recently that we have had this demand for trained lady nurses from home. It was practically an innovation up to the last quarter of a century, but we must deal with things as they are, and not as they were. It may possibly be urged that this is a small Colony: it is not very wealthy, I admit, and it may probably be said that we have a very satisfactory number of uurses, and cannot afford any more. That is a debateable point. I think we can and we ought to. That is not the question. As to the number of nurses, we have to deal with a population of so many hundreds of thousands of people. The point is that we require trained nurses from Home, not local proba- tioners who, as we know, are practically of little use for certainly many mouths after they first take office. We are prepared to pay anything in reason for this necessity-not luxury, absolute necessity; exactly in the same way as wireless, which was unknown a few years ago, is now an absolute necessity to modern ship- ping. If it can be proved to the satisfaction of the Colony that we cannot afford more nurses, that we have got to rest content with the small staff we have, then I can only say that the whole reorganisation of the work of that staff should be considered. We believe we are amply justified in stating that this good ladies are greatly overworked. We know the number of patients who are treated in the hospitals, and we know the number of nurses, and we quite realise that they cannot possibly satisfactorily grapple with the amount of work they are supposed to do. Now, I am not speaking without special knowledge. It has been my fate to have had very considerable experience of nurses and nursing homes. I spent many months at two very well-known nursing homes in London, where women were constantly relieved, undertaking comparatively few cases, and some of them only single cases. They were working night and day under my personal observation, and I know that, even, under the most favourable conditions, the work was so arduous that they constantly required recreation. The nurses here have other things to contend with. They have a tropical climate, suffer troubles, illnesses and petty annoyances in the way of prickly heat and so forth, which they would escape at Home. This is all added to the fact that they are dealing with a great number of cases at the same time; I believe I am right in saying, far too many cases, and the holidays are, comparatively speaking, few and far between. I maintain that the Government have no right to work their employees to such an extent, certainly not ladies, delicate women engaged in an arduous profession and in a hostile climate. It is wrong, absolutely wrong, and if you cannot see your way to in- crease the staff, then you must reduce their labours. It is making a farce of the thing to ask women to undertake more work than they can possibly carry out, and then turn round and say, "This is our nursing staff, as good as any other Colony of the same size has, and you must be satisfied." That is not the way to look at it. I think the Government should take the whole community fully into- their confidence. Let us discuss this question, not in a hostile spirit, but working for the best results to the Colony, and I am quite sure, Sir, that any reasonable proposition your Excellency puts before us we shall be glad to accept. We do consider, in the first place, that the staff should be increased, and, if that is not possible, that the work of the nurses should be decreased.

His Excellency-Gentlemen, I am sorry I cannot accept this motion for a very simple reason. The number of recommendations to increase the staff which are forwarded every month in the year to the Governor by each department are very numerous, and if I were to appoint a committee to inquire into each one of these with which I did not agree, well, the busy time of unofficial members of this Council, and of civilians outside Government departments who apparently desire of sit on such committees, would be occupied to an extraordinary extent. Now, it is the rule of the Government service that if the head of a department wants an increase of staff he sends forward a recommendation, backed by solid facts, in time for provision to be made in the estimates of the succeeding year after there has been

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time to get the sanction of the Secretary of State to the increase in the personnel. This recommendation was made in the middle of last summer, beyond the time which I have stated. When you come to examine the facts set out in the answers to the questions of the hon. member you are faced with the conclusion that there has been no great increase of cases treated in the hospitals; no extensions to the hospitals of any material size; nothing to indicate why, suddenly, in the middle of the

year 1913, it is considered necessary to increase the staff of the hospitals. There have been many able heads of the Medical Department. Dr. Atkinson himself was the man who introduced the Nursing Staff from Home. For several years before he left the Colony the staff stood as it is now. He never made any recommendations for an increase. Therefore, when I received the recommendation, backed as it was by officers of the department-but that is nothing extraordinary, for some heads of departments are only too ready to recommend increases in their staff-it was not surprising that I should consider it necessary that some justification should be given me for such an increase. I considered that an increase in the probationers' staff would be sufficient. I made that decision on the 11th August, and left the Colony on leave on the following day. Probably, if I had remained here, and it had been represent- cd to me that it was difficult to get probationers, then I might have made some other disposition. As it was, remarks made by the hon. member who represents the Chamber of Commerce when the Estimates were under consideration were brought to my notice when I returned. I inquired whether probationers had been obtained, and as they had not, then I proceeded to thoroughly investigate the conditions of the staff. Well, the conclusion I arrived at was that while the staff was absolutely adequate for the work it has to do, there was no provision for absences during leave. That is in accordance with the policy of this Government; no department is supplied with extra members for filling vacancies caused through leave. I also found a matter which had not been, but required to be, dealt with, and to which I had myself drawn attention before I went on leave; that was the treatment of maternity cases by nurses from general wards. That is a point which ought to be remedied. Taking these two points into consideration, I came to the conclusion since the last meeting of the Council that I would recommend to the Secretary of State an increase of three sisters as a temporary measure pending further investigation as to the disposition of the staff. One of these nurses has been engaged, and we are looking for two more. I trust that that information

will be satisfactory to hon. members, and it seems to render quite unnecessary the elaborate committee which they wish to have appointed.

Hon. Mr. Pollock-Does your Excellency mean three sisters in addition to the one coming out at the end of June to supply the vacancy of one of the sisters who got

married?

His Excellency-Yes, and I think it would be useful if I just say a word about the work of these sisters. I have the greatest sympathy for them. I have suffered a great deal myself; I passed perhaps eight years of my life in bed when a boy, being nursed, so I know what good nursing means. Now, these sisters here do eight hours' duty out of the twenty-four; that is to say, they have sixteen hours of leisure. At the London Hospital the nurse on day duty goes on at 7 in the morning and remains on duty till 9.30 p.n., with an interval of three hours off duty out of that time, and the nurse on night duty is on for twelve hours at a spell. In addition, the nursing staff at the London Hospital do the whole of what I may call the menial services; they have no other help or assistance of any kind, they have to wash patients, make the beds, deal with slops, bed pans, etc., carry food and medicines; in fact everything is done by the nursing staff with the exception of scrubbing floors, cleaning stoves, making fires and washing crockery. Now, the sisters here are assisted by no less than 22 ward boys in the Government Civil Hospital and two amahs, and in the Maternity Hospital by five amahs. The whole of the drudgery work is done by this part of the staff, and in addition there is a staff of coolies to do the housemaid work, so the plea of overwork won't hold water. There is another point I would like to mention, and that is, that as far as I can make out there is not any hospital in any Crown Colony of the size of the Civil Hospital that has the same amount of Europeau nursing staff. I have been in the Colony of Fiji, which has a very large medical department, and certainly, we had nothing like the white staff there. The same obtains in Ceylon, and in Singapore and the Straits Settlements. The Empire of India would be ruined if

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they tried to run their hospitals the way we run ours. Therefore I have been forced to the conclusion that some reorganisation is necessary. I am going to make, with the approval of the Secretary of State, an increase in the staff for the specific purposes mentioned, but I would inform hon. members that in my opinion we must place a limit to the number of sisters doing the ordinary work of the hospital. It is not at all necessary that the Childar pirates should have the ten- der care of white nurses; something less expensive ought to be good enough for them. The hon. member who proposed the resolution took some exception to the answers to these questions. Really I cannot understand why. I took a good deal of trouble over them myself, and I thought really I had given him all the in- formation he asked for. He referred to question 6.

He referred to question 6. We told him we had got one nurse already on the spot, and another coming-Miss Bone-but I am sorry to say she is delayed through having to pass an extra examination. The successor to Miss Gourley was asked for on the 21st January, and the successor to Miss Wilkes, now the wife of our much esteemed chief clerk, was applied for on the 13th February, and I don't think we could have done it much sooner. Regarding question 4, I must say as I read it there is a great misapprehension. The hon. member was talking about sisters being liable to be sent to Kennedy Town Hospital, and of others being liable to be sent out private nursing. No such thing. The sisters sent out private nursing are quite separate. I was extremely sorry to hear the peroration of the hon. member in which he accusel the Govern- ment of treating the questions of unofficial members in an adverse and hostile spirit. It would pain me very much if I felt that there was any justification for it, but I know my hon. friend on the left (the Colonial Secretary) is the personi- fication of politeness, if I may say so, and he is always ready to give any informa- tion he can and as for myself, I think I have always shown myself ready to help unofficial members all I possibly could, but I hate to waste my own time and the time of others, and I think if you leave this matter in the hands of the P.C.M.O., who has had experience at home and in East Africa, the hon. member on my left, who has had experience in the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements where there are very large hospitals, and my humble self, who have had experi- ence in the Colony of Fiji, where they have a medical department which can show Hongkong some points, hon. members may r st assured the matter will be properly, sympathetically and adequately dealt with, with due regard to economy.

Hon. Mr. Pollock-I ask for a division to be taken on this motion.

A vote was then taken, and resulted as follows :—

Ayes-Hon. Mr. Wei Yuk, Hon. Mr. Hewett, Hon. Mr. Shellim, Hon. Mr. Pollock, Hon. Mr. Lau Chu Pak.

Noes-The General Officer Commanding, the Colonial Secretary, the Colonial Treasurer, the Director of Public Works, the Captain Superintendent of Police, the Attorney General.

The resolution was declared los'.

Enclosure 7..

MEMORANDUM ON VACANCIES IN THE NURSING STAFF

AND STEPS TAKEN TO FILL THEM.

Two of the three additional Sisters arrived in the Colony on the 27th October, 1914, and the third on the 19th of November, 1914. These additions brought the Staff up to 1 Matron, 16 Sisters, 2 Probationer Nurses and 1 Maternity Nurse. In addition there were 2 Sisters on the Private Nursing Staff.

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The following resignations have since taken place :

(1.) Miss Craddock

on 8th June, 1915.

(2.) Miss Bone

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24th June, 1915.

(3.) Miss Astin

14th July, 1915.

(4.) Miss Everingham

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25th January, 1916.

(5.) Miss Wood

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Miss Craddock and Miss Bone gave the necessary notice of their intention to resign and refunded their passage money to the Colony. Both were actuated by the very laudable desire to obtain employment in England or elsewhere in nursing the wounded soldiers and sailors who have been fighting for their King and country. Miss Astin resigned under similar conditions. She did not give any reason for her resignation. But as she had previously volunteered to join the Nursing Staff of the Hospital Ship "Delta" I assume that she was actuated by the same motive. Miss Everingham and Miss Wood completed their agreements on the 25th of January, 1916. They gave no reason for not renewing them but it

may be inferred that they too were influenced by the same patriotic ambition as the other three.

From June last onwards steps have been taken, as you are aware, to obtain 4 Sisters to fill vacancies. One was obtained from New Zealand, but under date of the 8th of January last you informed me by telegraph that the Colonial Nursing Association were unable to state when they would be able to recommend candidates. On the 5th of January the Association wrote to you that they feared "it is hardly possible to say when they will be in a position to recommend Nurses for the vacancies owing to the great scarcity of candidates at present, but they are making every effort towards this end and will communicate as soon as they have been successful."

Endeavours to obtain more Nurses from New Zealand have likewise failed.

I question therefore the accuracy of Mr. Pollock's statement that the difficulty in getting Nurses to come out to serve in the Government Hospitals in Hongkong is not in any way due to the war. Nor do I credit his assertion that no similar difficulty is experienced in Singapore and the Federated Malay States since from private advices I learn that the Colonial Nursing Association have no applicants for posts in the Colonies.

The Staff of Sisters was reduced in the Estimates for 1916 to 14 exclusive of 2 Private Nursing Sisters, the experiment being made, for purposes of economy of employing 6 Chinese dressers.

At the present time the Staff of Sisters is in the following condition :-

Sisters for duty,

Sister on leave,

kong Service,

Vacancies,

...

...

Sister about to be invalided out of the Hong-

...

...

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1

1

3

...

14

and 1 Sister is shortly expected to retire.

To replace the 4 vacancies shewn above the following steps have been taken :-

2 Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses have been employed since December last in the mornings daily at the Government Civil Hospital.

1 Japanese trained Nurse has been employed in the Maternity Hospital thus setting free 1 Sister for work in the Government Civil Hospital.

1 Chinese trained Nurse has been employed for the Native Female Wards

in the Government Civil Hospital.

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1 Senior Probationer Nurse has been transferred to the Victoria Hospital thus setting free one Sister for work in the Government Civil Hospital.

I am endeavouring to engage 4 trained Japanese Nurses in Japan.

26th May, 1916.

F. H. MAY.

Enclosure 8.

HON. MR. POLLOCK AND THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

Extract from the Hansard of 23rd December, 1915.)

Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., in accordance with notice of motion, asked the following questions:-

1. What steps is the Government or His Excellency the Governor taking to fill up the place of the late Mr. Hewett on the Executive Council? 2. Is it not the fact that I was a Member of the Executive Council, as Acting Attorney General, for periods of time amounting to nearly 3 years, and is it not the fact that I acted in addition as an Unofficial Member of that Council during the last absence on leave in Europe of Sir Paul Chater and Mr. Hewett respectively, in the years 1911 and 1912?

3. Has the Government or has His Excellency the Governor sent any Despatch, and, if so, when, to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies recommending any, and, if so, what person as successor to Mr. Hewett on the Executive Council?

4. If any such Despatch has been addressed to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, has the Right Honourable Gentle- man been informed in such Despatch of the facts referred to in the above question 2 ? Will the Government lay such Despatch (if any) upon the table of this Council?

5. Will the Government recommend to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies that the two Unofficial Members of the Executive Council shall be elected Members, instead of being nomi- nated by the Government?

6. Will the Government recommend to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies that all the Unofficial Members of the Legislative Council shall be elected, instead of two-thirds of them being nominated by the Government, and also that the number of Unofficial Members in that Council be increased?

Enclosure 9.

(Extract from the Hansard of 23rd December, 1915.)

His Excellency replied as follows:-It is fitting that the Governor himself should answer these questions. The first four relate to the appointment of an Unofficial Member to the Executive Council. Under the Royal Instructions, which form part of the Constitution of the Colony, appointments to that Council are reserved as the sole prerogative of the Crown, and on me as the representative in the Colony of His Most Gracious Majesty the King devolves the sole responsi- bility of humbly submitting, through the Secretary of State for the Colonies, for

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His Majesty's consideration, recommendations for such appointments. therefore not prepared to permit myself to be catechised as to what action at the present juncture I have taken or shall take to acquit myself of my heavy respon- sibility. But I can assure the Honourable Member in whose name the questions stand that his services to the Colonial Government, which none appreciate more than I do, have not been, and will not be, lost sight of. The last two questions relate to an alteration of the Constitution of the Colony. The suggestions made do not commend themselves to my judgment, and the season, in my opinion, is strangely out of joint for even the discussion of such questions, since the energies both of the Colonial and of the Imperial Governments are at present concentrated on the internecine struggle in which well nigh the whole world is now engaged.

No. 203.

DOWNING STREET, HONGKONG, 15th August, 1916.

SIR,I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 209 of the 26th May, transmitting a copy of correspondence with Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., and others regarding a Petition praying for greater representation of the public on the Executive and Legislative Councils.

2. I have carefully considered the Petition in question, but I am of opinion that the reasons which led my predecessors, Lord Ripon, in his despatch No. 135 of the 23rd August 1894, and Mr. Chamberlain, in his despatch No. 119 of the 29th May 1896, to formulate their decisions upon petitions for the amendment of the constitution of Hongkong are equally applicable at the present time: it is not therefore possible to meet the wishes of the petitioners as regards the Legislative Council.

3. As regards the Executive Council I cannot see any sufficient reason for increasing the number, or changing the method of appointment, of the unofficial members who are selected to advise the Governor in Council.

4. I shall be glad if you will cause the petitioners to be informed accordingly.

Governor

Sir F. H. MAY, K.C.M.G.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

I have, &c.,

A. BONAR LAW.

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HONGKONG.

DEATH OF SIR THOMAS JACKSON.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, April 20th, 1916.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.

HONGKONG, 31st December, 1915.

MADAM, I am directed by His Excellency the Governor to transmit to you the enclosed copies of Resolutions passed by the Executive and Legislative Councils of this Colony recording their sorrow on hearing of the death of Sir THOMAS JACKSON, and of the remarks made by His Excellency when bringing the resolution before the Legislative Council.

Lady JACKSON,

Stansted House,

Stansted,

Essex.

I have, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

(ENCLOSURE 1.)

Extract from the Minutes of Meeting of the Executive Council.

His Excellency addressed the Council regarding the death of Sir THOMAS JACKSON, and moved the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted :--

"This Council records its heartfelt sorrow at the demise of Sir THOMAS JACKSON, its appreciation of his splendid services to the Colony and to British trade in the Far East, and its deep sympathy with his widow and family in their bereavement."

23rd December, 1915.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

(ENCLOSURE 2.)

Extract from the proceedings of the Legislative Council, December 23rd, 1915.

THE LATE SIR THOMAS JACKSON.

HIS EXCELLENCY-Gentlemen, we meet to-day under the shadow cast by the death of one who is numbered among the great dead upon the Institution which he served so nobly, upon the Colony of which he was the greatest citizen it has ever possessed, and upon the hearts of the many friends in every station of life who had the privilege of his acquaintance. Sir THOMAS JACKSON, with the brilliant abilities by which the Hongkong

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and Shanghai Bank was raised under his care from small beginnings to the splendid position it now occupies in the financial world, combined a kindness of heart which endeared him to all who came into contact with him. He was the un-official adviser of successive Governors of this Colony, and in his generosity he dispensed his counsel to all who cared to ask for it. In my younger days I have more than once had recourse, not in vain, to that fountain of wisdom. He was in very truth a man of a crystal mind pure and innocent of guile as that of a child, and of a heart of pure gold. His friendship was indeed a priceless gift from Heaven for those who were honoured by it. I beg to move the following resolution :-----

"This Council desires to place on record its deep sorrow at the death of Sir THOMAS JACKSON, a former member of the Legislature, its appreciation of the magnificent services of the deceased to the Colony and to British trade, and its heartfelt sympathy with his widow and family in their bereavement."

Hon. Mr. WEI YUK seconded, and the resolution was passed in silence, all the mem- bers standing.

HIS EXCELLENCY-I beg to move, as a mark of respect to the memory of this great man, that after the questions appearing on the agenda have been answered, Council stand adjourned until Thursday week.

The COLONIAL SECRETARY Seconded, and this was agreed to.

STANSTED House,

STANSTED,

ESSEX.

2nd February, 1916.

DEAR SIR,-I beg to acknowledge your letter of 31st December, and must ask you please to convey to His Excellency the Governor and to the Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils of Hongkong, my sincere thanks for their most kind Resolutions of sympathy, and their touching appreciation of Sir THOMAS JACKSON.

I am, Sir,

Yours faithfully,

A. R. JACKSON.

you

No. 2.

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No. 1916

9

HONGKONG.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

PUBLIC

WORKS WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 27th July, 1916.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, August 3rd, 1916.

PRESENT:

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

the Colonial Treasurer, (EDWARD Dudley CorSCADEN WOLFE).

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDWARD SHELLIM.

Mr. PERCY HOBSON HOLYOAK,

1.—Jinrikisha Shelter in open space adjoining the Star Ferry Wharf and Railway Terminus, Kowloon Point.-(C.S.O. 653/1916.)

The Chairman submitted drawings showing the position and design of a shelter which it was proposed to erect at Kowloon Point for Jinrikishas. The shelter was shown to be constructed of reinforced concrete and the cost of it was estimated at $2,000. The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the shelter be proceeded with in accordance with the design submitted.

-Substitution of Retaining Walls for Face Walls in connection with the

construction of the new Service Reservoir adjoining Elliott Battery,

Pokfulam Road.—(C.S.O. 4014/1912.)

The Chairman explained that, on excavating the site of the new Service Reservoir, it was found that the ground was of a much less reliable nature than had been anticipated and, consequently, instead of constructing face-walls such as were commonly employed in such cases, it was necessary to substitute walls which would act as retaining walls. The additional cost involved by substituting such walls amounted to $45,000. The Hon. Mr. HOLYOAK remarked that the proposed alteration was inevitable and, for that reason, the Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the additional expenditure be approved.

W. CHATHAM,

Chairman.

Laid before the Legislative Council this 3rd day of August, 1916.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

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HONGKONG

TO WIT.

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HONGKONG.

JURORS LIST FOR 1916.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, March 2nd, 1916.

NAME IN FULL.

I. SPECIAL JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

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Arculli, Abdoolla Fuckeera Bailey, William Seybourne Barlow, Arthur Howard Barton, George Winstanley Beattie, Andrew.... Bell, William Henry Berindoague, Louis Bird, Herbert William *Bonnar, John Whyte Cooper.

Brown, William Samuel Campbell, Hugh Frank. *Carter, William Leonard *Champkin, Cyril......................

Chapman, Edward John Chan Sui Ki

Chinchen, Sydney John Clark, Duncan....... Compton, Albert Henry Coppin, Alan Griffiths

Cousland, Alexander Stark

Dalglish..... Craddock, Douglas William Curry, George Percy David, Archibald

Denison, Albert

Dickson, William Dodwell, Stauley Hudson. Douglas, James Tory Dowley, Walter Arthur.. Dunlop, Gustaaf Abram

Dyer, Robert Morton..... Ede, Charles Montague..

Edkins, George Thomas Money Ellis, Oswald Isaac Forbes, Andrew

Gibbs, Lawrence

Graham, Frank

Greaves, John Ryrie.

Army & Navy Contractor,

Engineer, W. S. Bailey & Co., Ld., Sub-Manager, HK. & S'hai Bank, Merchant, Douglas, Lapraik, & Co., Merchant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Manager, Banque de l'Indo-Chine,... Architect, Palmer & Turner, Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,. Secretary, HK. & K'loonW. & G. Co., Ld., Assistant Manager, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Manager, Telephone Co.,.....

Manager, Mercantile Bank of India, Ld., Partner, Linstead & Davis,... Manager, Chun On Fire Ince. Co., Ld., Manager, North China Ince. Co., Ld., Merchant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Manager, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld............. Manager, Hongkong & South China Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss Milk Co.,

Merchant, Alex. Ross & Co., General Traffic Agent, C. P. R. Co., Local Secretary, Gas Co.,.... Manager, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Civil Engineer, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,.. Manager, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Manager, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Marine Surveyor, Goddard & Douglas,... General Manager, Vacuum Oil Co., Manager, Netherlands India Commercial

Bank,

Chief Manager, Dock Co.,

Secretary, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton,

Ld.,

Manager, Butterfield & Swire, Manager, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Merchant, Harry Wicking & Co., Architect, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,. Manager, HK. Electric Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Kennedy Road.

5 Kowloon City Road. 118 The Peak.

Des Voeux Road Central. 131 The Peak. King's Building. Prince's Building. Hongkong Club. St. George's Building. Hongkong Club.

4 Queen's Gardens. 92 The Peak. Hongkong Hotel.

56 The Penk.

2-8 Queen's Road West. 5 Conduit Road.

On premises.

Bishop Lodge South, The Peak.

164 The Peak.

97 The Peak.

96 The Peak. On premises. Hongkong Club.

44 The Peak.

Charter House, Peak Road. Queen's Building.

144 The Peak. 47 Conduit Road.

Ou premises. Kowloon.

Queen's Building.

1 Connaught Road Central.

6 Peak Road.

Prince's Building. Taipo.

Dunottar, 81 The Peak.

1 Connaught Road Central.

*

Exempted under Section 2 (b) of the Jury Amendment Ordinance, 1914, until ceasing to be qualified for exemption under the said section.

NAME IN FULL.

12

SPECIAL JURORS,—Continued.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Griffin, Albert Edwin Grimble, Charles Frederick

George

Gubbay, Aaron Sassoon Gubbay, Charles Sassoon Hancock, Herbert Richard

Budd

Harvey, Robert Donald

Hewitt, Alfred Herbert. Ho Fook.

Ho Kam Tong.

Hough, Thomas Frederick *Hughes, John Owen Humphreys, Henry Humphreys, William Meyrick Hynes, Arthur Cecil Jack, William Charles Kennedy, James John Stodart Kraft, William Dana

Lafrentz, Charles Julius *Lammert, George Philip

Leask, William Laughton.. Leefe, Lawrence Nöel

Little, Alexander Colborne Logan, William

Lowe, Arthur Rylands

*Macdonald, Donald

Mackenzie, Alexander

Maitland, Francis

Marshall, Niman Sanderson

Maxwell, Charles Lionel

Michael, Joseph Rahamin Moss, Dennis Kebir Moxon, Geoffrey Charles Newall, Stuart George Northcote, Mowbray Stafford Ormiston, Evan

Parr, Edward Victor David Pattenden, Walter Leslie Pearce, Thomas Ernest..... Pemberton, George William

Cyril

Playfair, Hugh Sanderson..

Plummer, John Archibald...... Potts, George Hutton Ram, Edward Albert.... Rees, Jacques Francois van

Sassoon, Moses Silas *Scott, William Murray

Shewan, Robert

Skelton, Alfred Holland Smith, George Morton Smith, Horace Percy Smyth, Frank..... Sutherland, Robert

Templeton, David

Tester, Percy

Tisdall, Gerald Arthur

Walker, William Bradley White, Hedley Graham White, Henry Percy Wright, James Francis

Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange,

Broker, 1 Prince's Building, Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,. Merchant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,.

Broker, Benjamin & Potts, Merchant, British-American

Co., Ld.,

Tobacco

Chief Engineer, G. I. Cement Co., Ld.,... Compradore, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant Compradore, Jardine, Matheson

& Co., Ld.,

Broker, Hughes & Hough, Merchant, Harry Wicking & Co., Manager, J. D. Humphreys & Son,..... Merchant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Acting Chief Acct., HK. & S'hai Bank, Consulting Engr., W. C. Jack & Co., Ld., Manager, Hongkong Tramway Co., Assistant Manager & Attorney, Standard

Oil Co.,

147 The Peak.

Hongkong Club.

10 Macdonnell Road. 10 Macdonnell Road.

Peak Hotel.

14 Peak Road. Cement Works. Caine Road.

Caine Road.

8 Des Voeux Road Central. Prince's Building.

1 Tregunter Mansions.

55 Mount Kellet Road, Peak. 1 St. John's Place.

4 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon. ......Kingsclere.

Merchant, Caldbeck, Macgregor & Co.,... Auctioneer,

Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange, Mercantile Assistant, Jardine, Matheson

& Co., Ld.,

Architect, Bank Buildings, Broker, Logan & Basto;

Chartered Accountant, Lowe, Bingham &

Matthews,

Engineer, Macdonald & Co., Merchant, Arthur & Co.,. Partner, Linstead & Davis,

Bank Manager, International Bank,

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Merchant,

Merchant, Alex. Ross & Co., Broker, Moxon & Taylor, Manager, South British Ince. Co., Ld.,.... Secretary, HK. Land Reclamation Co., Ld., Exchange Broker, Stewart Bros., Acting Supt., P. & O. S. N. Co., Merchant, Gilman & Co.,.....

Merchant, J. D. Hutchison & Co.,.....

Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 15 Queen's Road. 153 Barker Road. 145 The Peak.

148 Barker Road. 51 Conduit Road. Kingsclere.

Yalta, The Peak. 85 The Peak.

154 The Peak.

Nettlewood, 55 Robinson Road. Treverleyne, The Peak. East Point.

Century Crescent, 4 Kennedy Road. Tregunter Mansions, May Road. The Peak.

5 The Peak. 5 Bowen Road. Beaconsfield Arcade. Hongkong Hotel.

8A Des Voeux Road. 106 The Peak.

Secretary, China Fire Ince. Co., Ld.,.............. 63 The Peak. Local Manager, Liverpool & London &

Globe Ince. Co.,

Merchant, Bradley & Co.,

Broker,

Architect, Denison, Ram & Gibbs, Manager, Nederlandsche-Handel Maats-

chappij,

Exchange Broker,...

Manager, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Partner, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Chtd. Acct., Percy Smith, Seth & Fleming, Broker, Vernon & Smyth, Shipping Manager, Jardine, Matheson &

Co., Ltd.,

Sub-Manager, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,.... Manager, Commercial Union Assce. Co.,.. Manager, Russo-Asiatic Bank,

Asst. Gen. Manager, Standard Oil Co., Shipwright, Dock Co.,......

Merchant, Douglas, Lapraik & Co., Stockbroker, Wright & Hornby,

Tai Po Road. Queen's Building.

12 Peak Road, Craigieburn, The Peak.

On premises.

10 Ice House Street. 74 The Peak.

St. George's Building. On premises. On premises. 67 Mt. Kellet. Hongkong Club.

8 The Peak.

Corn Hill, Quarry Bay. 53 The Peak. Quarndon, The Peak. 20 Peak Road, Kowloon Docks. Prince's Building. Hongkong Hotel,

A

NAME IN FULL.

13

II.-COMMON JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

A

Abbas, Abdul Hamid Abbas, Abdule Rahim Abdoolrahim, Abdoolhoosen Ablong, Percy Frederick ..... Abney, Evelyn Edward de

Wivelslie....

Abraham, Albert

Abraham, Ezekiel Shooker

Abraham, Ezra

Abraham, Reuben

Ackermann, Fridolin ...

Librarian, Hongkong Club,..

On premises.

Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., 44 Wanchai Road. Architect,

Clerk, HK. & K’loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,

Chief Clerk, Thos. Cook & Sou,.. Clerk, Gas Co.,

Manager, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C................ Clerk, British-American Tobacco Co., Ld., Clerk, G. Martiņi,

Adair, Alonzo Ellsworth, Jr... Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Adams, F. R. I.

Ainslie, Ernest James

Aitchison, Alexander.

Aitken, Robert

Aitken, Samuel Robert

Allan, John Niver Rodger

Alonço, Leão Francisco da

Silva

Civil Engineer, Little, Adams & Wood,... Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,.... Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Wharf Manager, Holt's Wharf, Draughtsman, Dock Co.,..........

Storekeeper, HK. Rope Factory,

Almeida, Apolinario Antonio d' Assistant, Fumigating & Disinfecting

Almeida, José Candido d'

Almeida, José Maria d'

Alves, Alberto Eduardo

de Selavisa

Alves, Arthur Alvaro Alves, Guilherme Frederico Alves, Henrique José Alves, José Miguel Amery, Samuel Chant Paddou Andel, Alexander Willem van Anderson, Ernest Graham...... Anderson, John Edgar .... Anderson, Peter Anderson, Reginald Nigel... Anderson, William.

Antonio, Ernesto

Antonio, Firmino Francisco

Xavier

Aoki, Eüchi

Aquino, Eneas Goulart d'.

Aquino, José Goulart d' Archbutt, Geoffrey Samuel ... Archdeacon, George Rowland | Arculli, Osman el *Armstrong, John Henry Wil-

liam..

Arnold, John

Bureau, Ld.,

Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Clerk, Union Ince. Socty, of Canton, Ld., .. Asst., Union Ince. Socty, of Canton, Ld., Clerk, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Clerk, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Merchant, J. M. Alves & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Manager, Holland-China Trading Co., Clerk, Union Trading Co., Assistant, Anderson Music Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Insurance Manager, Reiss & Co., Managing Director, Anderson Music Co.,

Ld.,

Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India,

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Clerk, De Souza & Co.,.............. Clerk, Netherlands-India

Bank,

Commercial

Clerk, C. E. Warren & Co., Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co., Ld., Engineer, China Light & Power Co., Ld., Merchant, Arculli Bros.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Arnold, Edwin Lester Gilbert.. Clerk, Commercial Union Assce. Co., Ld.,

Acct., HK., C. & M. Steamboat Co., Ld.,... Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Marine Surveyor, Goddard and Douglas, Shipwright, Dock Co.,.....

Arnott, Cuthbert Hodgson Arthur, Thomas

Atkinson, Clark

Atkinson, Robert Llewelyn Atwell, Richard Erskine.. Aucott, Ernest Frank

Austin, Anthony Roy

*Austin, David

Austin, Noel John Azedo, José Diaz

Azevedo, Alexandre.

Antonio d'

B

Bacon, Sydney Walter

Clerk, HK. Wharf & Godown Co.,................... Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., ... Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Architect, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman, Taikoo Dock vard,

Accountant, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Assistant, Dock Co.,

Clerk, Netherlands Trading Society,

Fire Manager, Union Insurance Society

of Canton, Ld.,

34 Queen's Road Central. 4 Lochiel Terrace.

101 The Peak. Gas Works.

2 May Road.

8 Aimai Villas, Kowloon. 9 Aimai Villas, Kowloon. 2A Kennedy Road. 7 Queen's Gardens. 18 Bank Building. Chater Road. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Woolamai, Chatham Road, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

33 San Wa Fong.

2 Caine Road. Queen's Building.

5 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon,

On premises. Queen's Building. Chater Road. Chater Road.

9 Nathan Road, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

27 Belilios Terrace. 62A Bonham Road.

3 Observatory Villas, Kowloon. Quarry Bay. Hongkong Club.

3 Observatory Villas, Kowloon. 2 College Chambers.

23 Mosque Street.

3 Lun Fat Street.

Des Voeux Road Central.

1 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon. 101 The Peak. Kowloon.

35 Wongneichong Road.

1 Connaught Road. 86 Bonhain Road. 35 Conduit Road. North Point. 139 The Peak. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel.

6 Queen's Gardens. | Queen's Gardens.

55 The Peak.

Quarry Bay. On premises. Kowloon Docks.

Queen's Road Central.

On premises.

NAME IN FULL.

14

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

B-Continued.

Baker, Samuel

Baker, William George Balean, Alan

*Bannerman, George Henry

Maclean

Baptista, Antonio Baptista, Arthur Federico...... Baptista, Augusto Antonio Baptista, Duarte Cezario Baptista, Joaquim ................. Barker, William Leander Lee.. Barr, John Hunter.... Barradas, Arthur Oscar. Barradas, José Augusto.............. Barradas, Myriel Francisco

d'Assis....

Barretto, Alberto Demée Barretto, Frederico Francisco. Barretto, José Conde.... Barros, Horacio Frederico..... Barros, José Francisco d'Assis

Barton, Lancelot..... Barton, Roderick Thorold Bassford, William Faulkner

Basto, Bernardino

Batallia, José Xavier Bateman, Thomas Bates, Henry

Beadel, Douglas Charles

Beard, John Eric Wolston Beaumont, Ellis Ackroyd Beaurepaire, Herbert Nicholas Beck, Ernest

Beith, Benjamin David

Fleming...

Bell, William Deuny Beltrão, Manuel Roza Benjamin, Benjamin Solomon *Bennett, Harold Sydney .... *Bentley, John

Bernardo, Joaquim Natividade Bernheim, Adrien

*Beswick, Charles Williamson..

Bevington, Francis Bird, George

Bird, Lennox Godfrey Bishop, A. R.

*Blackburn, Leslie James

Blair, David Keay

*Blake, Leonard James

Blaud, Lloyd

Albert

Blason, Charles Henry Bliss, Arthur William *Bois, Adrein Rene

Lambelat du *Bolton, Andrew Adam

Bond, Charles Bond, William Charles Bootes, Arthur Nicholas Borges, José Antonio Borthwick, John Botelho, Alfredo Apollonio Botelho, Alvaro Alberto Botelho, Jr., Augusto Cezar...

Botello, Braz Joaquim Heytor Botelho, João A. Heytor Botelho, Pedro Vicente Heytor

Engineer, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., Assistant Engineer, Holt's Wharf,. Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Assistant Engineer, Electric Co., Ld.,

Clerk, Electric Light Co., Ld., Clerk, Neth. India Commercial Bank, Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Standard Oil Co. of N. Y. Works Foreman, Gas Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

East Point."

Station Hotel, Kowloon. On premises.

King Edward Hotel. 51 Elgin Street. 23 Caine Road. Des Voeux Road. 51 Elgin Street. 51 Elgin Street. 3 Wood Road. Gas Works.

2 Belilios Terrace.

Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Queen's Building.

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Clerk, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., . Assistant, Union Trading Co., Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., ...... Harbour Representative, Thos.

& Son,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Cook

Sugar Boiler, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Broker, Logan & Basto, Manager, Batalha & Co.,

Timekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, HK. & Sh'ai Bank,

Sub-Accountant, Chartered Bank of

I. A. & C.,

Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co.,

Queen's Building. Queen's Building. 21 Belilios Terrace. 25 Mosque Junction.

2 Punjab Buildings, Kowloon.

5 Mosque Junction.

3 Queen's Gardens. On premises. Quarry Bay.

Holyrood, Kowloon. 38 Wyndham Street. Quarry Bay. On premises.

On premises.

4 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

Assistant, Jardine Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Braeside Hotel. Sub-Manager, Hongkong Hotel,.. Staff of Tai Koo Sugar Refinery,

Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Queen's Building.

3 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., East Point. Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Messageries Maritimes, Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant Manager, Telephone Co., Agent, Thomas Cook & Son, Clerk, Messageries Maritimes, Assistant, Ullmann & Co.,

8 Queen's Gardens.

53 The Peak.

Queen's Building.

5 Caine Road.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Hongkong Hotel. Merchant, Bradley & Co., Ld., Watchman, Taikoo Dockyard,. Architect, Palmer & Turner,

Manager, Sun Life Assce. Co. of Canada, Engineer, Gas Co.,

Clerk & Accountant, Lowe, Bingham &

Matthews,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Dock Co.,...................

Cashier, Russo-Asiatic Bank, Engineer, Dock Co.,...... Manager, Gande, Price & Co.,..... Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

On premises. Quarry Bay. Alexandra Building. Powell Building. Gas Works, Kowloon.

5 Victoria View, Quarry Bay.

Kowloon.

Craigieburn, The Peak.

I Connaught Road. Kowloon Docks.

6 Caine Road.

Kowloon Docks.

56 Morrison Hill Road.

1 Connaught Road Central.

On premises.

Assistant, Hongkong Tramway Co., Ld., 23 Belilios Terrace.

Assistant, Fitting Dept. Gas Co.,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Chief Clerk, Fumigating and Disinfecting

Bureau, Ld., Merchant, Botelho Bros., Merchant, Botelho Bros., Merchant, Botelho Bros.,

Gas Works.

27 Mosque Street.

8 Seymour Terrace.

2 Caine Road.

3 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon.

3 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon 5 Aimai Villas, Kowloon..

*

3

15

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

·

B-Continued.

Botelho, Julio Cecilio Maria

de Souza

Bothwell, Edward Forbes Boulton, Sydney *Bowker, George Henry.

Boyd, Cedric Charles Boyle, Bernard Alfred... *Bradbury, Bertram Walter

Braga, John Vincent.... Brand, Robert Arthur Braun, Theodor

*Brayfield, Thomas Henry Gor-

don

Breton, Leonard Le Bridger, Herbert Ben Bridger, Richard Leslie.. Brister, John Henry Bristow, Richard Woodhouse Britto, José Maria

Brooke, Charles Bannerman... Browell, William Gregson Brown, Alexander Forsyth ... Brown, Charles Bernard Brown, Charles William Brown, George Ernest Brown, James *Brown, William Brown, Wilson *Bryson, Andrew Birrel Bullen, Joseph Albert Bunje, Henry Ferdinand Bunting, William Burn, Andrew George Butler, Philip Randal Butterfield, William Arthur Buyers, Charles Badenoch......

Clerk, W. A. Hannibal & Co., Architect, Palmer & Turuer, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistaut, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Steward, Hongkong Hotel, ... Butcher, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Assistant, Toyo Kisen Kaisha,

45 Wyndham Street. Alexandra Building. Quarry Bay. East Point.

Ewo Junior Mess. Hongkong Hotel.

12 Beaconsfield Arcade.

5 Observatory Villas, Kowloon.

Assistant, Union luce.Socty. of Canton, Ld., Queen's Building. Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,..

Engineer, Carmichael & Clarke Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co.,

Assistant Manager, Electric Co., Ld., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistaut, Reiss & Co., Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Pentreath & Co., Head Ship Draughtsman, Dock Co., Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Accountant, Linstead & Davis, Assistant Manager, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Joiner, Dock Co.,..........

Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman Joiner, Dock Co., Merchant, Banker & Co., Clerk, Ice Co.,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Wharfinger, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,... Engineer, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Supt. Engineer, Peak Tramway Co.,

East Point.

Queen's Building.

St. George's House, Kennedy Road,

19 Robinson Road.

On premises.

4 Morrison Hill. Quarry Bay. Queen's Building. Alexandra Building. Kowloon Docks, Great George Street. 56 The Peak. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

Hotel Mansions.

11 Ice House Street.

4 Victoria View, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay,

St. George's Building. 162 The Peak.

17 The Peak, Tramway House.

C

Campos, Henrique Maria do ... Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C...................7 Belilios Terrace. Carmichael, Alexander

Carr, John

Carroll, Anthony Henry

Carroll, William Joseph

Carter, Albert James..

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant Engineer, Electric Light Co.,

Il.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co, Ld., Broker,

Accountant, British-American Tobacco,

Co., Ld.,

Carvalho, Carlos Francisco de Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank...........

Carvalho, Duartė Euterio

Cassidy, Philip Stanley

Castilho, Alexander Bernado

Castilho, John Cerillo

Castlemaine, Frank Carlyle Castro, Antonio Pio Castro, Bonifacio Maria Castro, Carlos Maria Castro, Henrique Armando.... Castro, Joaquim Telles

d'Almada e.....

Castro, José Francisco

Henrickson

Casulli, Diomede

Chan Pat.....

Chapman, Arthur Francis Chapman, James Brand. *Charlton, Arthur

Chassels, Thomas Rae Cheetham, Humphrey Chen Kew,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Assistant, Dock Co.,.............

Lyemoon Terrace.

7 Leighton Hill Road.

On premises.

Ice House Street.

4 Conduit Road.

3 May Road.

8 Torres Buildings, Kowloon. 1 Queen's Road Central. Kowloon Docks.

Assistant, Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., Ld., 47 Pottinger Street.

Staff of Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank,.

Clerk, Yokohama Specie Bank, Ld., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

Assistant, International Bank,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Traveller, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co., Ld., Clerk, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews,... Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Manager, Naval Canteen, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire.. Merchant, Reiss & Co.,

Secretary, Bank of Canton, Ld.,

Quarry Bay.

Eureka, Robinson Road.

On premises.

On premises.

4 Queen's Building.

1 Lyemoon Villas, Kowloon.

17 Robinson Road. Peak Hotel.

1 Mosque Terrace. 11 Peak Road. Quarry Bay. Praya East.

6 Queen's Gardens. Hongkong Hotel. 23 Kennedy Road.

NAME IN FULL.

16

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

C-Continued.

Cheng Yuet-po Chin, Isaac

Chopard, Fritz Albert Chunnutt, Oscar Rowan Churn, Samuel Macombe Clark, Douglas Edward Clark, William John Claxton, Archibald Arthur Clayson, Edward Frederick *Coleman, Frederick Charles

Collaço, Vicente Alexandre de

Paulo

Colson, George Basil....... Connelly, Thomas

Cook, Walter Ernest

Cooke, Charles Frederick *Cooke, Frank Lewis *Cooper, David Soutar

Cordeiro, Luiz Gonzaga.. Cordeiro, Procopio Antonio Cormack, Benjamin William Cornell, William Arthur Cossart, Louis Auguste Costa, Antonio Fidelis da

Costa, Isidora Maria da...... Course, Arthur

Manager, Sun Man Woo Co., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., L., Hotel Proprietor, Astor House Hotel,...... Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Manager, Union Trading Co.,.. Partner, J. D. Humphreys & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Manufacturers Representative, Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Electrician, Dock Co.,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank..

18 Connaught Road Central. 100 Nathan Road, Kowloon. On premises.

8 Middle Row, Kowloon. 3 Chancery Lane.

7 Tregunter Mansions. Quarry Bay.

4 Des Voeux Road Central. 20 Wellington Street. Kowloon Docks,

1 Woodlands Terrace.

Asst.-Superintendent, Electric Co., Ld..... Electric Works.

Staff of Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Dock Co...................... Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Clerk, China Light & Power Co., Ld., Shipbuilder, Dock Co......

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, Palmer & Turner,

Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Architect, Palmer & Turner,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Clerk, Liverpool & London & Globe

Ince. Co.,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co..

Traffic Manager, Hongkong Tramway Co..

Cousins, Ralph Hutchinson ... Asst.-Manager, Taikoo Dockyard,

Craddock, Henry Edwin

Crapnell, Albert Edward *Crawford, Frank Malcolm... *Crawford, William Joseph

Crispin, Charles..

Croucher, Noel Victor Amor... Cruz, Guilherme Pedro da............. Cruze, Francis Chynyan, Cnbey, Edwin Banfield Cullen, Fred. Cumming, Kenneth Menzies Cunha, Bernardino Maria

Cardoso da Curreem, Abdul

Curreem, Vahab

Currie, Alexander Scott

D

Daleziel, James *Danby, James Denison

Danenberg, Francis Danenberg, Mario José Daniel, Vernon William Davidson, Alexander. Davis, Charles Hugh. Davis, George Herbert Davison, Arthur Clifford Davison, William

Derby, Alfred.....

Des Voeux,

Dewar, John

Edward

Dick, Harry William Dickens, Charles

Dickie, Frederick John Dickie, James.......... Dinnen, Hugh.... Diss, Arthur Charles.. Diss, George Ambrose Dobie, John Somerville... Doijer, John Antonie.. Donnelly, Denis Ewart Doughty, Harry

Foreman, Green Island Cement Co., Ld., Book-keeper, Moxon & Taylor, Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co.,.............. Assistant, Dock Co.,

Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co., Assistant, Benjamin & Potts, Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Book-keeper, J. D. Hutchison & Co., Chief Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Storekeeper, Dock Co........ Assistant, Nestlé Milk Co.,........

.

Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. On premises.

1 Morrison Hill. Kowloon Docks.

6 St. Francis' Yard. Alexandra Building. On premises. Morrison Hill.

7 Queen's Gardens.

3 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon.

24 Caine Road.

King Edward Hotel.

Quarry Bay.

Ou premises.

21 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. On premises.

Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel. 23 Old Bailey. 61 Haiphong Road. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. 4 Morrison Hill.

Clerk, Unión Ince. Socty, of Canton, L.,. On premises,

Assistant, Arculli Bros., Manager, Arculli Bros.,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Chief Engr., Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant. Butterfield & Swire, Professor of Music,

Assistant, Reiss & Co.,

Timber Merchant,.......

Chief Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard,... Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Sub-Accountant, International Bank,. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Secretary, Hongkong Club,....

22 Leighton Hill Road. 22 Leighton Hill Road.

3 Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

1 Connaught Road Central. 2 High Street. 30A Caine Road. Alexandra Buildings. Quarry Bay.

1 Connaught Road. 88 The Peak. Kingsclere Hotel. Kowloon Docks. Clove y, Peak Road. Hongkong Club.

Asst. Marine Supt., Butterfield & Swire, Hongkong Hotel. Assistant, Vernon & Smyth, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Marine Engineer, Bradley & Co., Ld., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,. Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Master Tailor, Diss Bros., Master Tailor, Diss Bros., Stockbroker, Vernon & Smyth,.. Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn... Merchant, Donnelly & Whyte, Engineer, Green Island Cement Works,...

Des Voeux Road. Quarry Bay.

3 Torres Building, Kowloon. Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay.

2 Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay.

I Wyndham Street.

1 Wyndham Street.

4 Des Voeux Road Central. York Building. 166 The Peak. Cement Works.

L

NAME IN FULL.

17

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

D—Continued.

Dowbiggin, H. B. L........... Dransfield, Albert

Dreyer, Holger

Drude, Robert Alexander

Philip

Drude, William

Drummond, Neil

Exchange Broker, Stewart Bros., Timekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistaut, Skott & Co.,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Duckworth, Ferdinand Farrant | Electrical Engineer, Electric Co., Ld.,

Dunbar, Lambert

*Duncan, George

*Duncan, Robert Kirkwood

Dunlevy, Robert John Dunnett, Gordon Black. Duurich, Arthur Ellis Willian Dutton, George Alan

Dutton, Sydney Hardy

Flour Broker,

Foreman Plumber, Pock Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Staff of Taikoo Sugar Refinery Assistaut, IIK. & S'hai Bank, Accountant, Gas Co.,.......

Chartered Accountant, Lowe, Bingham

& Matthews,..

Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

11 Beaconsfield Arcade.

2 Lyemoon Terrace, 6 Morrison Hill.

I Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon.

1 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

4 Morrison Hill. Alexandra Building. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

On premises. Gas Works.

King Edward Hotel.

6 Mountain View, The Peak.

E

Eça, Adolpho José d'.... Eça, Alberto M. d'. Eça, José Maria d'....... Eddie, David Silas Edgcumbe, Clifford *Edwards, Archibald

Edwards, George Richard

Edwards, William Walter...... Eldridge, William James Elias, Isaac Ezekiel

Elliott, James.....

Ellis, Emanuel Ezekiel

*Ellis, Frederick

Elson, William Thomas England, Arthur James. England, John Croom Eustace, Bert

Evans, John Henry

Clerk, HK., C. & M. Steamboat Co., Ld., Clerk, Green Island Cement Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

***

Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Engineer, HK. Rope Mannfg. Co., L., ... Secretary, United

Agency Co., Ld.,

Asbestos

Oriental

Trustee, MacEwen, Frickel & Co.,... Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Engineer, Hongkong Hotel,.

Broker, Broker,

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Store-keeper, Taikoo Dockyard Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Boatswain, Dock Co.,

Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

| 7 Granville Avenue, Kowloon. 4 & 5 Rose Terrace, Kowloon. 5 Rose Terrace, Kowloon. 31 Wyndham Street.

1 Connaught Road.

4 Wood Road.

Station Hotel, Kowloon.

4 Des Voeux Road Central. Quarry Bay.

6 Chancery Lane.

On premises.

14 Des Voeux Road Central. 14 Des Voeux Road Central. Alexandra Building. Quarry Bay.

On premises. On premises. Kowloon Docks.

21 College Chambers.

Ezra, Edward

·F

Farmer, William Roland Farne, Francis Henry

Farrell, Edward Henry Ridgett Farrell, Peter Thomson. Fasse, Jacobus Ferguson, James Carson Ferguson, Jobu

Ferguson, Robert Alexander... Fernandes, Menino... Ferreira, Francisco Xavier

dos Passos

Fielder, Bert Ernest Figueiredo, Edward José de ... Figueiredo, Francisco Maria

Xavier de

Figueiredo, Manuel Augusto... Finch, James Colin Fisher, John Fleming, William Nicholson... Florin, Adriaan Johan Forbes, Alexander Rodger.. Forbes, John Rodger............... Ford, Edward Stephen

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, China Fire Ince. Co., Ld.,....... Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,.. Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Marine Supt., Java-China-Japan Lijn, Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Kelly & Walsh, Ld.,..........

Foreman, Electric Light Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistaut, Hughes & Hough,

Broker,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld., Engineer, Dock Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,. Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn, Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,...

5 Victoria View, Kowloon. 25 Old Bailey. 19 Conduit Road. Quarry Bay. York Building.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

14 Morrison Hill Road.

40 Staunton Street.

1 Connaught Road Central. 8 Des Voeux Road.

29, Wong Nei Cheong Road. I Victoria View, Kowloon. Powell's Building.

Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

York Building. Great George Street.

159 Praya East.

5 and 6 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

NAME IN FULL.

18

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

F-Continued.

Ford, William Faulkner............... Ford, William Faulkner(Junior) Forsythe, William Fortie, Mario Julius Fothergill, Archibald

Foulds, John Gibson Patrick... Franco, Viriato Fraser, William French, Arthur Fuller, Denman Fyfe, Alexander Adair

Harbour Foreman Engineer, Dock Co., Assistant, Dock Co.,.............. Engineer, Dock Co., Manager, G. Martini,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,...

Bookseller's Asst., Kelly & Walsh, L., Chief Clerk, Electric Light Co., Ld.,... Runner, Hongkong Hotel Co., Ld., Organist, etc.,

...

Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks.

Chartered Accountant, Percy Smith, Seth

& Fleming,

Kowloon Docks.

2A Kennedy Road.

5 Lyeemoon Villas, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

9 Arbuthnot Road. 86 Bonham Road. Hongkong Hotel. Hongkong Hotel.

5 Queen's Road Central.

G

Gace, Algernon Langley Gace, Frederick Arthur Galluzzi, Ugo Cesare.... Gandall, Charles Thomas Garcia, Francisco Maria Gardner, Charles Augustus Gardner, John

Garduer, Joseph Gardner, William Gardner, Jr. William Frederick Garraway, James Graham Gaskell, William Henry Gaunt, Charles Edward Gee, Archibald Daniel

Gegg, George William Geus, William

Germann, Alexander Gerrard, George... Gibb, James

Gibbison, John Joseph Gibbs, Alfred Wolfe Dillon Gill, William Harris Gittins. Henry Glendinning, Percy Richard...

Glendinning, Walter Scott Gloyn, John Wakeham Goard, Silas George Goggin, William George Goldfinch, Albert Frank Goldsborough, George Edward Goldschmidt, Sylvain Gomes, Francis

Gomes, Francisco Timotheo Gomes, João Eduardo ... Gomes, John Jeronimo Gomes, Jose Hipolyto Gomes, Maximiano Antonio

dos Santos Gonella, Ugo Gonsalves, Verissimo Claudio

da Costa Goodall, Donald Goodban, Joseph Hammett

Cutcliffe

Goodwin, David Alexander Gordon, James Miller

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Broker,

Meter Inspector, Gas Co., Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co., Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld.,.. Engineer, HK. Rope Factory,... Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Foreman Engineer, Dock Co.,.. Accountant,

Foreman, China Sugar Refinery, Manager, Steam Laundry Co., Ld., Assistant, Hughes & Hough, Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn, Clerk, Astor House Hotel, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,... Sub-Acct., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Staff of Taikoo Sugar Refinery. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant Traffic Superintendent, Hong-

kong Tramway Co.,

Outside Overseer, HK. Tramway Co., Chief Foreman, China Sugar Refinery, Diver, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Brakeman, Peak Tramway Co., Manager, J. Ullmann & Co., Clerk, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co., Assistant. Douglas, Lapraik & Co., Assistant, Dock Co.,.......... Assistant, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Architect, E. M. Hazeland,....

Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Manager, Wiseman, Ld.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Lal., Draughtsman, W. S. Bailey & Co., Ld. Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Gosano, Julio Jesus dos Passos Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Goulborn, Vernon

Gourgay, Ivan

Gow, David

Goy, Emmanuel

Graça, Francisco Maria de

Paulo

Graça, José Athavosio

Maria de

Engineer, HK. Rope Factory, Merchant,

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Chief Accountant, Banque de l'Indo-Chine,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

|

1 Connaught Road.

1 Queen's Road Central.

13, Conduit Road. Hongkong & China Gas Co. 5 Ormsby Terrace, Kowloon. 11 Glenealy Road. Quarry Bay. Queen's Building.

Villa Maria, 11 Glenealy. 36 Caine Road, Kowloon Docks.

2 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon. On premises. Yaumati.

Ice House Street. York Building. Queen's Road Central. Quarry Bay. Hongkong Hotel.

3 Torres Buildings, Kowloon. Alexandra Building.

10 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 19 Caine Road.

48 Morrison Hill Road. 48 Morrison Hill Road. 155 Praya East. Quarry Bay.

9 Seymour Terrace. Quarry Bay.

10 Morrison Gap Road.

5 Caine Road.

33 Conduit Road. 6 Ashley Road.

9 Macdonnell Road. Kowloon Docks. Kowloon Docks.

6 Ashley Road, Kowloon. 33 Queen's Road Central.

5 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 14 Des Voeux Road Central.

Queen's Building.

5 Victoria View, Kowloon.

6 Mountain View, The Peak. 15 Observation Road.

Hongkong Hotel.

6 Des Voeux Road Central. Kowloon Docks. Prince's Building.

9 Garden Road.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., 5 Mosque Terrace.

1

NAME IN FULL.

19

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

G-Continued.

Graham, Albert George.... Graham, William James Grant, John

Grant, Peter Durham Hall Gray, Robert

Gray, Samuel... *Green, George

*Green, Samuel Ebenezer

Greenfield, Samuel Billings Greenhill, Leslie Solbe Gregory, Tigran Matthews ... Greig, Kenneth Edward Grieve, Edward Elson Griffin, Herbert

Griffiths, Henry Lionel

Grimshaw, Thomas Grott, George...... Grunsell, Stuart Gubbay, David Sassoon.. Guillet, Arthur Francisco Guimaraes, Egas Gull, Leonard Joseph Guterres, Augusto Arthur.. Guterres, Luiz Esperança Gutierrez, Francisco Maria Gutierrez, Gregorio Maria..... Gutierrez, João Baptista Gutierrez, John Joseph......

H

*Haigh, Fred Dunwell *Haines, Hereward Francis *Hall, Frederick Charles..

Hall, Marcus Bernard Hall, Romilly Furneaux *Hamilton, Alexander.

Hammes, Constantine John

Hancock, Harry

Hannibal, Walter Albert Hansen, James Ernest Hardwick, William Harrington, John Joseph Harris, John Walter Harron, Henry Love Harteam, Hasim.... *Harvey, David

Haskell, Ernest David

Hassan, Abdool Jalil. Hatt, Charles

Haxton, George Kay..

Hay, Charles Herbert Philpott

Haynor, Herbert...... Hazeland, Ernest Manning Heath, Henry Thomas Hedley, William............

*Hegarty, Herbert George...

Heitman, Harold

Henderson, Archibald Kerr

Henderson, George Henderson, James

Henderson, John Mentiplay Henderson, Robert....

Herbschleb, Marinus Johannes *Herbst, Carl Emil Peter

Storekeeper, Dock Co., Supt. Shipbuilder, Dock Co., Barman and Runner, Grand Hotel, Sub-Manager, International Bank, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman Turner, Dock Co.,... Butcher, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Merchant, Banker & Co., Merchant,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Merchant,

Manager, Engine Works, Taikoo D'yard,. Stenographer, Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, British American Tobacco

Co., Lửng

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant Wharf Manager, Holt's Wharf, Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Clerk, A. R. Marty,....

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C.,. Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Manager, Hongkong Cigar Store, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, W. A. Hannibal & Co., Book-keeper, Bank Line, Ld.,.

Assistant, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Engine Driver, Peak Tramway Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld... Assistant, Hongkong Mercantile Co., Ld., Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld.,. Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Representative, Anderson, Meyer & Co.,

Ld.,

Bill & Exchange Broker,.....

Merchant, W. A. Hannibal & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Employee, Taikoo Sugar Refinery Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Storekeeper, Dock Co.,.

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, International Bank,

Kowloon Docks. Kowloon Docks. Queen's Road Central. 3 Queen's Gardens. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

3 Durbar Villas, Kowloon. Hotel Mansions.

13 Shaukiwan Road.

1 Connaught Road Central. 33 Queen's Road Central. Quarry Bay.

King Edward Hotel.

1 Connaught Road Central.

Bracside. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Kowloon.

The Den, Castle Steps.

5 Pedder's Hill.

29 Wongneichong Road.

I Connaught Road Central. Holyrood, Chatham Road, Kowloon. 7 Ashley Road.

The Bird Cage. 5 Mosque Street. 9 Mosque Street. 11 Mosque Street.

1 Aimai Villas, Kowloon. Peak Tramway Quarters. Pedders Street.

16 Des Voeux Road Central. Queen's Building. Quarry Bay.

Old Post Office Building. 1 Prince's Building.

Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

,

Quarry Bay.

Assistant Supt., United Asbestos Oriental

Agency,

Merchant, D. Haskell & Co.,

Assistant, Harry Wicking & Co., Inspector, Telephone Co.,

Manager, Ice Co.,......

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

1 Lyemoon Terrace.

105 Queen's Road East.

17 Humphreys Building, Kowloon.

5 Robinson Road.

11 Morrison Hill Road.

2 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon.

Ice House, East Point.

Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld.,. Queen's Building.

Manager, Clark & Co.,......

Architect,

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Timekeeper, Dock Co.,.............

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,..

Assistant, Thoresen & Co.,

Workshop Superintendent, Hongkong

Tramway Co.,

Shipwright, Dock Co.,......

York Building.

33 Queen's Road Central.

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

6 Morrison Hill.

Tramway Co.'s Office, 1 Russell St. Kowloon Docks.

Engineer, Green Island Cement Co., Ld.,.. Cement Works.

Boilermaker, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Shewan. Tomes & Co.,

Accountant, Netherlands Trading Society, Clerk, Holt's Wharf,

Kowloon Docks.

Hongkong Tramway Co. Queen's Road Central.

3 Lochiel Terrace.

NAME IN FULL.

20

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

H-Continued.

Heron, Arthur William

Herridge, Frank Gordon Hewlitt, Arthur George Hickie, Sidney Douglas.. Hidden, Stanley Higginbotham, Charles John... Hill, Thomas William Hill, Walter Joseph

Hills, Herbert Stuart Hobbs, Frank

Hobbs, William George.. Hodge, William James

Hoggard, Frederick Holt, Harold Osborne Honkey, Chan

Hoogewerff, Wilhelm Ewoud Hooper, Joseph

Hornby, Thomas Wild Hosie, Edward Lumsden Howard, Edward

Howard, Robert....

Howell, Charles Lloyd

Howells, William

Humphreys, Cecil

Wharfinger, HK. & K'loon W. & G.

Co., Lửa,

Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Architect,

Tuner, Robinson Piano Co., Ld.................. Assistant, Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., Ld., Assistant, J. D. Hutchison & Co., Assistant, Bradley & Co., Ld., Senior Asst. Engineer, Taikoo Sugar

Refinery,....

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., L., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Sub-Manager, Chartered Bank of I. A,

& C.,

Foreman, Green Island Cement Co., Ld., Manager, Wm. Powell, Ld.,... Manager, Union Trading Co.,..... Sub-Acct., Netherlands Trading Society, Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Stockbroker, Wright & Hornby,... Accountant, Dock Co.,

Exchange Broker,..

Restaurant Keeper,

Assistant, Dock Co.,

Storekeeper, C. P. R. Co.,

Merchant, W. G. Humphreys & Co.,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant Fitter, Gas Co.,.....

Hunter, George

Hunter, James

Hunter, James Adam

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Hunter, Robert

Engineer, Macdonald & Co.,

Hunter, Tobias

*Hurley, Frederick

Charles

Mason

Hyde, James

Hyndman, Francisco Henrique Hyndman, Jr., Henrique Hyndman, Henry Hyndman, Henry Anthony Hyndman, Luiz Schellas Hyndman, Raphael Emanuel...

Shipping Estate & Commission Agent,

Assistant, Hughes & Hough,

|

Fulmer, Hart Avenue, Kowloon. 4 Aimai Villas, Kowloon. 22 Queen's Road Central. 2 Queen's Gardens.

19 Ashley Road, Kowloon, Station Hotel, Kowloon. 4 Queen's Building.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. East Point.

1 Aimai Villas, Kowloon. 1 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

Hongkong Hotel. Deep Water Bay. Powell's Building.

4 Rednaxela Terrace. On premises.

5 Minden Villas.

87 The Peak.

Kowloon Docks.

Devonia, 9 Peak Road. 10 Queen's Road Central, Kowloon Docks.

5 St. Francis' Yard.

23 Hanoi Road, Kowloon.

| Station Hotel, Kowloon.

Gas Works.

Quarry Bay. Hongkong Hotel,

26 Nathan Road, Kowloon.

8 Des Voeux Road.

17 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

14 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon. 38 Wyndham Street.

Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,.. 5 Torres Building, Kowloon. Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, W. S. Bailey & Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Clerk, W. S. Bailey & Co., Ld., Clerk, Netherlands Trading Society,

7 Panjab Buildings.

14 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon. Queen's Road Central.

*Innes, Robert

Ireland, George Ireson, Arthur Isaac, Joseph Jacob Ismail, Sheik Adam Ismail, Sheik Cassim Ismail, Sheik Ebrahim Ismail, Sheik Ramjahu

J

Jack, James Marshall Jackson, Andrew Hugh Gilmore *James, Frederick William..

Jenkins, Anthony Jennison, Henry George Jensen, Karl

Jex, Starling

Joanilho, Antonio *Johnson, John

Johnson, Marcus Theodore Johnson, William Johnston, William James Wat-

son

Johnston, William Murray.....

Marine Supt., Butterfield & Swire,. Engineer, China Light & Power Co., Ld., Engineer, Green Island Cement Co., Ld.,... Storekeeper, Dock Co.,..... Assistant, Ismail & Co.,

Merchant, Ismail & Co.,

Manager, Ismail & Co.,

1 Connaught Road,

2 Gomes Villas, Kowloon. Cement Works. Kowloon Docks. 153 Wanchai Road.

153 Wanchai Road.

20 Leighton Hill Road.

Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,.....| 12 Leighton Hill Road.

Book-keeper, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Stock Broker, Wright & Hornby, Supt. Engineer, Butterfield & Swire, Sales Manager, Vacuum Oil Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Thoresen & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Clerk, Eastern Asbestos Co., Ld., Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Čo.,. Foreman, Holt's Wharf,

Barman, Hongkong Hotel, Timekeeper, Dock Co.,

Eden Court, Kowloon. Hongkong Club.

78 The Peak.

5 Wongneichong Road. On premises.

6 Morrison Hill. 17 Old Bailey.

25 Caine Road.

Quarry Bay.

22 Des Voeux Road Central. Station Hotel, Kowloon.

On premises.

Kowloon Docks.

4

NAME IN FULL.

21

OCCUPATION.

ABODE,

J-Continued.

Johnstone, James

Johnstone, John Sharp

Jonckheer, Philippus Hend-

rikus Jacobus Gerard....

Jones, Hugh Ivor Jones, Marshall Teel.... Jorge, Francisco José Vicente,

Jr.,

Jorge, Heitor Telles Joseph, Edward Menashih Joseph, Joseph Edgar Joseph, Silas Haiem Judah, James Jacob Judah, Raphael Solomon Juman, Samuel June, James Kim Fook. Juster, Andrew William

K

Kailey, William Karsdorp, Dirk Willem Kay, Lloyd

Keating, Augustine Keigwin, Archer Dave Kein, Willem Keith, Allan

*Keith, David

Kennedy, Robert *Kennett, Henry William Bul-

iner

Kerr, William..

Kew, Charles Herbert Whiteley Kew, Joseph Whiteley Khan, Abass

Khau, Juman

Kim, Charles Henry *Kinghorn, John Richard Kinnaird, Jolin Daniel Kinross, Andrew Robert Knight, Thomas Leonard Knox, Lefferts Komor, Siegfried Kotewall, Robert Hormus. Kylling, Henry William

L

Labrum, Victor Charles.. Lafleur, Frans...

Laing, John

Lakin, George Mason.. Lambden, Alfred

Lambert, William Osborne...... Lammert, Herbert Alexander. Lang, Archibald Orr... Langman, David Laurel, Felix Cyprian Laurel, Francisco

Laurel, Luciano

Lawrence, John Henry Lawson, William Graham. Lay, Kamfort Frederick Layton, Jeffry Bendyshe *Leach, Arthur

Lee, Chinfen

Lee, Chinhien..

Lee, Walter D.

Marine Engineer, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Engineer, Holt's Wharf,

Queen's Building.

Observatory Villas, Kowloon.

York Building.

Manager, Java-China-Japan Lijn,

Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co., Ld., 101 The Peak. Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Assistant, Silva Netto.& Co., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Merchant, Joseph Brothers, Broker, 1 Prince's Building, Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,... Clerk, HK, & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,... Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,.... Wharfinger, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co.,

Ld.,

Manager, Green Island Cement Co., Ld.. Civil Engineer, Holt's Wharf,......... Merchant, Holland China Trading Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Shipwright, Dock Co.,.

Asst. Acct., Mercantile Bank of India,

Assistant, China Borneo Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,.......... Manager, Rudolf Wolf & Kew, Engineer,

Clerk, Arculli Bros,

Clerk, HK. & Kowloon W. & G. Co., Ld., Clerk, Neth. India Commercial Bank,.. Engineer, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,... Shipbuilder, Dock Čo...................... Clerk, Robert Dollar Co.,.................. Manager, China Mutual Life Ince. Co., Ld., Merchant, Komor & Koinor,.. Merchant, Hongkong Mercantile Co., Ld., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

Garrison Printer,

Assistant, Holland China Trading Co., Commission Agent,

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co..... Assistant, Leigh & Orange, Draughtsman, Dock Co., Assistant, G. P. Lammert,

21 Conduit Road.

6 Leung Fee Terrace. On premises. Hongkong Hotel. 39 Conduit Road.

3 Aimai Villas, Kowloon. Rocklands, Robinson Road. 8 Arbuthnot Road. 140 Praya East.

4 Ashley Road, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

Laichikok. York Building.

3 Hart Avenue, Kowloon.

Deep Water Bay,

5 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 7 Stewart Terrace, Peak.

100 Peak.

Kowloon Docks.

II Queen's Road.

14 Knutsford Terrace.

Quarry Bay.

14 Des Voeux Road.

14 Des Voeux Road.

Whitfield Barracks, Kowloon.

15 Austin Road, Kowloon.

Des Voeux Road.

1 Connaught Road.

159 Praya East.

Kowloon Docks.

13 Macdonnell Road, Kowloon. 124 The Peak.

41 Robinson Road.

16 Des Voeux Road Central. 529 Shanghai Street, Mongkok.

2 Carnarvon Villas, Kowloon. 19 Leighton Hill Road. Alexandra Building. St. George's Building. King Edward Hotel. Kowloon Docks. 5 The Peak.

Mercantile Asst., Gibb, Livingston & Co., St. George's Building.

Steward, Hongkong Club,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India,... Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, International Bank,. Broker,

Accountant, Vacuum Oil Co.,

Clerk, HK. & Kowloon W. & G. Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. & Kowloon W. & G. Co., Ld., Sub-Accountant, International Bank, Lee-Jones, Reginald Wynne... Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

On premises.

3 Gordon Terrace, Kowloon. 21 Peking Road, Kowloon.

3 Gordon Terrace, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

C/o. Godowns, West Point. 15 Arbuthnot Road. Prince's Building.

St. George's House.

2 & 3 Ashley Road Kowloon.

2 & 3 Ashley Road Kowloon. King Edward Hotel.

Peak Hotel.

NAME IN FULL.

.

22

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

L-Continued.

Leeman, Thomas Leigh-Bennett, Paul Seymour Leité, Luiz Augusto Pereira Leith, Alister Cameron Lemm, John *Lennox, John

Leon, Arthur

Leong, Ernest...

Levy, David S. Levy, Silas Simon

Logan, James Campbell

Logan, James Douglas Logan, Malcolm Hunter Longfield, Stuart Look Poon Shan

Lopes, Arthur dos Anjos Lopes, Carlos Augusto Lopes, José Maria de Jesus Lopes, Lucas Lindouro Lopes, Secondino Antonio.... Loughlin, Thomas Alexander.. *Lougunie, Kendall de Cruz

Loureiro, Eduardo José da

Silva.

Luhrs, Jan Hendrik van

Gennep

*Luz, Augusto Augusto da...... Luz, Stephanis Epiphanis da... Lyle, David Laird Lyle, William.

Lysaught, John Joseph....

M

Maas, Martin Mortimore Macarthur, Neil .... Macaskill, Kennett Roderick... MacCrae, Donald

Macdonald, Alexander Gum... Macdonald, Andrew Deighton

Macdonald, James Robert Macdonald, John Macdougall, Robert Ernest Macfarlane, William MacGregor, Robert Mackay, Charles Mackay, David Murray.. Mackay, Thomas Whittaker... Mackenzie, Alexander Mackenzie, Allan Mackintosh, Frederick Alex-

ander

Macnider, Stanley Corwine Madar, H. P.

Maher, Norberto Barros

Maher, Timothio

Mahomed, Moosa

Makebam, Charles

Manley, Gorge Noble Manning, Warner

Mansfield, William Robert de

Courcy Stanley

Maltby, Cyril Fort.... *Manuk, Malcolm

Markar, Cassim Gaful Marques, Evaristo José

Marques, Frederic Marques, Leopoldo Marsh, Paul M.

Engineer, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,................ Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Architect,

Supt. Engineer, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard. Clerk, International Bank, Clerk, Komor & Komor,

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Harbour Representative, H. Ruttonjee &

Son,

Boilermaker, Dock Co.,

Civil Engineer, Palmer & Turner, Electrical Engineer, Electric Co., Ld., Chief Manager, Bank of Canton, Ld., Clerk, Bank Line, Ld.,

Clerk, China Mail S. S. Co., Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Electric Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. Tramway Co., Ld., Manager, Bank Line, Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

Book-keeper, Hongkong Hotel,...........

Sub-Acct., Netherlands Trading Society, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Taikoo Dockyard, Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard,.... Engineer,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroeum Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Dock Co.,

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Book-keeper, Moxon & Taylor, Power House Engineer, Hongkong

Tramway Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Accountant, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Engineer, Ice Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Electrical Engineer, Electric Co., Ld., Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Merchant, Mackintosh & Co., .. Superintendent, Eng Hok Fong S.S. Co., Counter Clerk, Hongkong Hotel Co., Ld., Clerk, Electric Light Co., Ld., Timekeeper, Dock Co......................... Shipping Clerk, Douglas, Lapraik & Co., Dairyman, Dairy Farm Co., Ld...,................... Assistant Manager, Brunner Mond & Co., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

....

Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Accountant, Chartered Bank of I. A. &. C. Secretary, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Timekeeper, Dock Co.,..............

Bar Manager, King Edward Hotel,

4 Minden Villas, Kowloon. On premises.

27 Shelley Street.

On premises.

3 Cameron Terrace, Kowloon. 1 Connaught Road. Quarry Bay.

25 Robinson Road. 34 Staunton Street. "Ellis Lodge ", Kowloon.

Bisnee Villas, Pokfulam. Kowloon Docks. Alexandra Building. Hongkong Hotel.

6 West Terrace.

6 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 6 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon, 6 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 37 Peking Road, Kowloon. 23 Belilios Terrace.

4 Morrision Hill. East Point.

1 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon.

Queen's Road Central. 8 Seymour Terrace. 8 Seymour Terrace. Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay, Quarry Bay.

139 Wanchai Road,

127 The Peak. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

1 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

1 Broadwood Road,

1 Connaught Road Central. Hongkong Club.

| East Point.

Ice Works, Laichikok. 58 Peak. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Astor House Hotel.

13, Hankow Road, Kowloon. 27 Elgin Street.

Des Voeux Road. On premises.

20 Leighton Hill Road. 2 Caine Road. Kowloon Docks.

16 Yee Woo Street. Pokfulam.

4 Lochiel Terrace, Kowloon. 22 The Peak.

Queen's Building. On premises.

6 Morton Terrace.

40 Queen's Road East.

6 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon.

2 Granville Avenue, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

NAME IN FULL.

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M-Continued.

Martin, Alfred Edgecumbe Martin, Alfred John James Martin, George Martin, James

Martin, John

Martin, Richard Clare Mathias, Alfonso Mathieson, Peter Mauricio, Evaristo. Mavor, Gerald Maxwell, John Jex

May, George Howard Mazzi, Emilio............

*McCann, John Smith.

McCormack, John

McCorquodale, John Kerr McCubbin, John McCubbin, John McDougall, Alexander McHutchon, James Maitland... McInnes, Charles M.......................... McIntosh, Alexander Forsyth McIntosh, Andrew James McIntosh, James Stewart... McIntyre, John McIntyre, Niel

McIntyre, Robert Williams... McKay, William

*McKirdy, Archibald

McMurray, David

McNeill, Duncan

McNeillie, David

McPherson, J. L.

McTavish, Hector McEwan

Mead, James Henry Moore Meadows, Samuel

Medina, Luiz

Meek, Thomas

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co.,

Clerk, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Assistant, Win. Powell, Ld., Draughtsman, Dock Co.,

Sub-Acct., International Bank,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Whiteaway Laidlaw & Co., Ld., Assistant, Nestlé Milk Co.,................ Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld., Engineer, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

P. & O. Mess. Post Office Building. On premises. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Club. 22 The Peak. 37 Elgin Street.

Beverley, Minden Road, Kowloon. Powell's Building.

4 Minden Villas, Kowloon.

Overseer, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., | 1 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

Bookseller, Kelly & Walsh, Ld.,.

Clerk, G. Martini,....

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,...

Eden Court, Kowloon.

Calder Path, Calder.

11 Mountain View, Peak. Quarry Bay.

Great George Street. Quarry Bay.

Gas Works.

I Wood Road.

1 Connaught Road Central.

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Employee, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Resident Engineer, Gas Co., Assistant, Skött & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, The Central Agency Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Sub-Acct., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., | On premises. Draughtsman, Dock Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

9 Garden Road. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., | 8 The Penk.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,........ Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Supt. Engineer, Jardine, Matheson & Co.,

Ld.,

Boilermaker, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

General Secretary, Young Men's Christian

Association,

Chemist, China Sugar Refinery, Bookseller, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Station Foreman, Electric Light Co., Ld., Jeweller, Geo. Falconer & Co., Ld.,

Melita, Byramjee Kaikhusbroo Yarn Broker, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,..

Mellis, George

Merecki, John

Michael, Sassoon Hai

Michael, Sydney

Middleton, John Paul

Miechall, Pieter Johannes..

Millar, Andrew William

Millar,

James

Miller, George Alexander

Miller, John Findlay..

Milroy, Anthony Alexander

Heron

Miskin, Geoffrey

Jeweller, Geo. Falconer & Co., Ld., Commission Agent,

Merchant, J. R. Michael & Co.,

Merchant, J. R. Michael & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Marine Supt., Java-China-Japan Lijn, Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Supt. Engineer, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

Superintendent, Sailors' Home, Assistant, Gilman & Co.,................

Mitchell, Eric Jahn Reinhold Assistant, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

Mitchell, John

Mitchell, Robert Hay Berry... *Mitchelmore, Ernest Vernon...

Mody, Jehangir Hormisj

Naorogi

Mok Man Cheung

Mootee, Fazul.. Moraes, Joseph Souza Morgan, William Alfred Morrison, George

Morrison, Kenneth Sinclair Morrison, William James Morse, Arthur

Moses, Naphtali Steinberg Mow Fung, Frederick Charles Muir, David

Muir, John Greig

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Storekeeper, Dock Co.,

|

1 Connaught Road Central. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Hongkong Hotel.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Des Voeux Road Central.

On premises.

11 Hankow Road, Kowloon.

Queen's Building.

St. Francis Street.

Carlton Hotel.

Hotel Mansions. 16 Macdonnell Road. Hongkong Hotel. Prince's Building. Prince's Building. Quarry Bay. York Building. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

85 The Peak.

Sailors' Home.

SA Des Voeux Road Central.

4 Queen's Building.

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

Manager, Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., Ld., 4 Queen's Gardens.

Bill & Exchange Broker, Compradore, Holt's Wharf,. Assistant, U. Rumjahn & Co.,..... Assistant, Union Trading Co., Storekeeper, Dock Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Mercantile Assistant, Bradley & Co., Ld., Accountant, Chartered Bank of I, A. & C., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Merchant, Moses & Co., Merchant, Mow Fung & Co., Assistant, Fitting Dept., Gas Co., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

1 Prince's Building.

267 Queen's Road East.

12 Jardine Bazaar.

3 Caine Road. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

On premises.

3 Queen's Road Central. On premises.

27 Wongneichong Road. 9 College View. Gas Works. Quarry Bay.

NAME IN FULL.

24

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

M-Continued.

Muirhead, John

Mulder, Jan Dirk Frederik

Muriel, Hugh Ernest.... Murphy, Duncan Murphy, H. St. John. *Murphy, Lewis Newton

Murray, Malcolm Alexander... Murray, Patrick Henry Muskett, William Herbert

Basin

Musso, Salvador....

Staff of Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Manager of Foreign Exchange, Bank of

Canton, Ld.,.

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

Marine Contractor, King Edward Hotel, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Quarry Bay.

17 Conduit Road.

On premises.

On premises.

On premises.

On premises.

On premises.

Alexandra Building.

Marine Engr., Asiatic Petroleum. Co., Ld., Taikoktsui.

Clerk, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld.,

Marine Engineer, Bradley & Co., Ld., ... 16 Morrison Hill Road.

N

Nairn, Harry John

Nanninga, Pieter Willem

Leonard

Neave, Etienne Hugh Neave, Thomas

Neilson, Donald McLaren.

Nelson, Charles Cowley

Neves, Florindo José. Nicholls, William Nicholson, Alfred

Nicholson, William Nicol, Alexander

Nicol, Thomas Matthew Nicoll, David Gordon Nicolson, John S. Nienwenhuijse, Anton Hendrik

Nicolaas van Nienwenhuys, Johannes An-

tonies Josephus Willem...... Nissim, Archibald Nixon, Theodore Clement Noronha, José Maria.....

Norris, Edgar Charles

Northey, Hugh Reginald

O

Obrembski, Marion von... O'Brien, Maurice Oliphant, Thomas Oliveira, Eduardo d'

Oliveira, Oscar Mirandolino

dos Santos

Oliver, Peter

Olson, Charles William Olson, John Ormiston, James Osborne, John........... O'Shea, John

Osmund, Arthur Frederick Osmund, Cæsar Henry Osmund, Ernest Edgar Osmund, George Vincent Osmund, James Daniel. Overy, Hubert

Oswald, William Robert Owen, James Colin Owen, Mackertich Cyril Owen, Owen Elias *Oxberry, James Henry Ozorio, Eurico Maria... Ozorio, Duarte Deniz. Ozorio, José Graça,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Accountant,

Netherlands-India

mercial Bank,

1 Connaught Road Central.

Com-

On premises.

4 Fairview Villas, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks. Quarry, Bay.

Wharfinger, HK. & K'loon W.&G. Co., Ld., Superintendent Engineer, Dock Co., Foreman Boilermaker, Dock Co.,

Engineer, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Canadian Pacific Railway Co.,...... 2 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon.

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Supt. Engineer, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Proprietor, Exile Garage,

Cosmopolitan Docks. Cosmopolitan Docks.

85 The Peak,

Quarry Bay.

Des Voeux Road Central.

Engineer, Green Island Cement Co., Ld., Kowloon. The Central Agency Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,.

Assistant, Java-China-Japan Liju,. Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Clerk, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,.. Secretary, Credit Foncier d'Extrême-

Orient,.......

9 Garden Road.

York Building.

York Building.

3 Robinson Road. Queen's Building.

Prince's Building.

Electrical Engineer, Electric Light Co.,Ld., King Edward Hotel. Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Timekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,.. Assistant, Dock Co.,

Clerk, Green Island Cement Works, Moulder, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Thoresen & Co., Merchant, C. E. Warren & Co.,. Assistant, Macdonald & Co., Engine Driver, Peak Tramway Co., Engineer, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Clerk, China Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld., Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Dock Co.,

Secretary, A. B. Moulder & Co., Ld., Proprietor, Carlton Hotel, Assistant, Gande, Price & Co.,

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Clerk, Macdonald & Co.,

Assistant, Dock Co.,....

1 Queen's Road Central.

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Pokfulam. Kowloon Docks.

4 Barrow Terrace. Kowloon Docks.

98A Wanchai Road.

30 & 32 Des Voeux Road. Hongkong Hotel.

Peak Tramway Quarters. Wyndham Hotel.

| 11 Belilios Terrace. 19 Belilios Terrace.

| 16 Belilios Terrace. 16 Belilios Terrace.

6 Rednaxela Terrace. Des Voeux Road. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. 2 Peak Road.

On premises.

31 Wongneichong Road.

2 Belilios Terrace.

19 Shelley Street. Kowloon Docks.

NAME IN FULL.

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ABODE.

P

Packham, Ralph.....

Page, Harry William.......

Paine, Albert Edward Pang Siu Hang Parsons, Enoch Herbert.. Paterson, John....... Paton, James Wilson... Pearson, James Alfred Pentreath, George Artis Pereira, Carlos José Maria Pereira, Henrique Bruno Pereira, João Maria Roza.... Pereira, José Maria Gonzaga.. Pereira, Jovita Duarte Pereira, Thomas Maria Perrie, Robert

Perry, Frederick Arthur

Perry, Silas Shalome....

Pestonji, Rustom

Peterkin, Norman Peters, William

Petley, Harold Wallace........... Pinna, Sebastião Francisco de. Pinna, Vicente Apolinario...... Pintos, Cecilio Paulo... Pittendrigh, William McKenzie Polley, John David Potts, Patrick Cumming Prata, Pedro Fernando da

Cruz

Pringle, William Jervis *Prowse, Walter Henry

Pumfrett, Arthur James Powys Purves, David Aitcheson

Cargo Supt., H.K. & K'loon W. & G.

Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Manager, Moutrie & Co., Ld., Director, Gande, Price & Co., Ld........................... Engineer, China Light & Power Co., Ld., Exchange Broker, Layton & Co., Asst. D'yard Manager, Taikoo Dockyard, Tailor, J. T. Shaw,

Merchant, Pentreath & Co.,.............. Clerk, Caldbeck, MacGregor & Co., Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India, Ld., Clerk, International Bank,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Clerk, Netherlands Trading Society, Clerk, International Bank, Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant, British American Tobacco Co.,

Ld.,

Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, Benjamin & Potts, Manager, Robinson Piano Co., Ld., Timekeeper, Dock Co.,

Electrical Engineer, Electric Light Co.,Ld., Assistant, Harry Wicking & Co., Foreman, Electric Light Co., Ld., Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., Merchant, U. Rumjahn & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Broker,

Clerk, Green Island Cement Works, Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Beverley, Minden Row, Kowloon. Dairy Farm Depôt, 38 Nathan Road.

Kowloon.

6 Babington Path. 2 Wongneichong Road. Hunghom.

1 Prince's Building. Quarry Bay.

4 Hart Avenue, Kowloou. Alexandra Building.

15 Queen's Road Central. 33 Sau Wa Fong.

7 Hankow Road, Kowloon. 19 Caine Road.

Queen's Road Central. 14 Mosque Street.

1 Lyemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay.

Craigieburn, The Peak. 18 College Chambers.

2 Patell Villas, Kowloon.

2 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Electric Light Works Mess. 24 Belilios Terrace.

13 Peking Road, Kowloon. 5 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon. Des Voeux Road.

Quarry Bay.

12 Peak Road.

3 Hankow Road, Kowloon. King Edward Hotel. Quarry Bay.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Stewart Terrace, 3 The Peak. Engineer, Dock Co.,.......

Kowloon Docks.

R

Rafeek, Mahomed Railton, Norman Leslie.. Ram, Harry

*Ramsay, Allan Barrie *Ramsay, John Harris

Ramsay,Joseph Marshall Ramsay, Peter Walter Robert-

son ...

Ramsay, Thomas

Ranger, Frederick Ernest Rapp, Fritz....... Rapp, Gustav.. *Rattay, William John

Raven, Arthur Robert Fenton Rawlinson, Ronald James.... *Raworth, A. B.

Ray, Edward Henry Raymond, Edward Benjamin *Raymond, Edward Morris.

Razack, Moosa Abdool Reeves, William Meddar Reichmann, Frederick Reid, James

Reis, Jose Manuel. Relph, Harry

Remedios, Adelino Angusto dos Remedios, Alfredo Frederico

dos

Chief Clerk, Osaka Shosen Kaisha, Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, John Lemm, Architect, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Foreman Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,..........

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Ship Draughtsman, W.S. Bailey & Co., Ld., Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Clerk, J. D. Humphreys & Son,... Clerk, Dock Co., Architect,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Branch Manager, General Electric Co., Broker, Alexandra Building, Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Stockbroker, Moxon & Taylor, General Broker,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Proprietor, Grand Hotel, General Manager, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Remedios, Carlos Augusto dos Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., Remedios, Carlos Eugenio dos Head Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank,

118 Hollywood Road. Eden Court, Kowloon. 8 Shing Wong Street. Quarry Bay. On premises. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

1 Aimai Villas, Kowloon,

2 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. Alexandra Building.

5 Babington Path.

Kowloon Docks. 45 Conduit Road,

1 Connaught Road Central. On premises.

Hongkong Hotel.

11 Humphrey's Building, Kowloon. 3 Robinson Road.

32 Leighton Hill Road.

3 Queen's Gardens. Queen's Road Central. Quarry Bay.

24 Austin Road, Kowloon. On premises.

4 Woodlands Terrace.

22 Belilios Terrace.

22 Robinson Road.

The Hut, Castle Road.

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t

R-Continued.

Remedios, Carlos Savard

Remedios, Eugenio Gonsalves

dos

Remedios, Francisco Xavier

d'Almada

Remedios, Hermenegildo

Marcos Maria dos

Remedios, Hermillo Hermi-

gildo dos

Remedios, João Joaquim

Vandenberg dos

Remedios, Jorge Maria Ozorio

dos

Remedios, José Candido dos... Remedios, José Gonsalves dos

Remedios, José Julita dos Remedios, José Maria

Vandenberg dos... Remedios, Luiz Eugenio Remedios, Luiz Gonzaga Remedios, Romualdo Jacob dos Remedios, Vasco Luiz dos...... Resker, Herbert Charles Ribeiro, Angelo Cecilio Vieira Ribeiro, Constantino Filomeno

Vieira

Ribeiro, Fernando José Ribeiro, Francisco Jorge Vieira Ribeiro, Francisco Xavier

Vieira

Ribeiro, Francisco Xavier

Vieira, Jr.

Ribeiro, João Chrysostomo

Vieira

Ribeiro, Julio da Costa Vieira Ribeiro, Luiz Antonio Vieira... Ribeiro, Luiz Gonzaga ......

Ribeiro, Venceslau Francisco

Vieira

Ribeiro, Vicente Rogerio Vieira Richardson, Hedley Thomas... Ridgway, James Aylmer Ritchie, Archibald..

Ritter, Oird Herbert Roberts, William Ewart Robertson, Arthur Walter

Lennox Robertson, John

Robertson, Thomas Watson Robillard, Wilfred Russell..... Robinson, George Arthur Robinson, William Robson, John James

Rocha, Alvaro Gustavo da

Rocha, Isaias da........ Rocha, João Maria da

Rocha, José Maria da

*Rodger, John

Rodrigues, Carlos Augusto Rodrigues, José Carvalho Rodrigues, Joseph Simão Rodrigues, Louis Gonzales Rolfe, Perry Hamilton Rose, Louis Augustus Rose, William Edward Ross, Cecil Philip

Ross, David Macbean:

|

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. 29 Mosque Street.

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

2 Lochiel Terrace, Kowloon.

Assistant, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews,... 17 Belilios Terrace.

Assistant, Hongkong Tramway Co., Ld., | 4 Lower Mosque Terrace.

Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank,.

Clerk, International Bank,

Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,......... Passage Broker, Jardine, Matheson &

Co., Ld.,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Assistant, Dock Co.,

The Hut, Castle Road.

The Hut, Castle Road.

3 Seymour Terrace. 32 Wyndham Street.

3 Seymour Terrace.

53 Wyndham Street.

3 Belilios Terrace.

Assistant, Jardine, Mathieson & Co., Ld.,. 22 Belilios Terrace. Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India,

Clerk, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

113 Praya East.

113 & 114 Praya East. On premises. Quarry Bay.

27 Mosque Junction.

4 Morrison Gap Road. 53 Wyndham Street.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. 12 Morrison Hill Road.

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss Milk Co., Assistant, British American Tobacco Co.,

Ld.,

Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., ...... Clerk, Union Ince. Socty, of Canton, Ld., Supt. Engr., Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,.. Supt., United Asbestos Oriental Agency,

Ld.,

Agent, China Mail S.S. Co., Secretary, HK, Tramway Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,... Merchant, W. A. Hannibal,..

16 Morrison Gap Road.

16 Morrison Gap Road.

24 Robinson Road. 6 Mosque Street. 7 Morrison Gap Road.

53 Elgin Street.

18 Belilios Terrace. Queen's Building.

15 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. On premises.

Abergeldie, 136 The Peak. 3 Macdonnell Road. 13 Macdonnell Road.

169 The Peak. Ice House Road.

Supt. Engr., HK.&K'loon W. & G. Co.,Ld., 3 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon,

Timekeeper, Dock Co.,.............

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co.,

Engineer, Dock Co.,..............

Kowloon Docks.

1 Connaught Road Central.

3 Hart Avenue, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Assistant, Caldbeck, MacGregor & Co.,... 7 Belilios Terrace.

Clerk, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

Assistant,

Liverpool & London Globe Ince. Co.,

4 Queen's Building.

&

Assistant, British American Tobacco Co.,

Ld.,

Assist. Manager, China Sugar Refinery,.. Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,.......... Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Clerk, North China Insurance Co., Ld.,... Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank,

Marine Supt.,Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Architect, 62 Queen's Road Central, Assistant, Musso & Co.,

Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Villa Rosita, Kowloon.

53 Wyndham Street. 159 Praya East. 3 May Road.

7 Morrison Gap Road. 15 Shelley Street. Valeerd, May Road. Pedder Street.

46 Elgin Street.

42 Elgin Street.

St. George's Building. On premises.

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R-Continued.

Ross, John Kenneth Ross, Robert Gunn Ross, Walter

Rosser, Alexander James

Weekes

Rosser, Frederick Endoll, Roza, Calixto Baptista da... Roza, Carlos Augusto da Roza, Christiano Ingracio da... Roza, Edmundo Duarte da *Roza, Fernando Lima da

Roza, Gregorio Francisco da... Roza, Pelagio Oscar Rozario, Alvaro Francisco

Bellundo

Rozario, Antonio Manuel da

Silva

Rozario, Arthur Cornelio ..... Rozario, Daniel Anthero Rozario, Eduardo Maria do Rozario, José Libanio

Manuel Spencer do....... Rozario, José Maria da Silva... Rozario, Julio Cezar do....... Rozario, Victor Antonio Rumjahn, Dawood Rumjahu, Hassim

Rumjahn, Usuf

Russell, John

Ruttonjee, Jehangir Hormusjee Ryan, Patrick James..

Staff of Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Sub-Accountant, International Bank, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,..

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co., Architect, Harker & Rosser Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Accountant, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Clerk, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Clerk, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Manager, Mustard & Co.... Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Clerk, C. E. Warren & Co.,......

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C.,

Assistant, J. M. Alves & Co.,.. Clerk, International Bank, Clerk HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistaut, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Connell Bros. Co., Clerk, Bradley & Co., Ld. Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Clerk, Netherlands Trading Society, Proprietor, Brewer & Co.,.... Storekeeper, Dock Co., Merchant, U. Rumjahn & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,... Merchant, H. Ruttonjee & Son, Foreman, China Sugar Refinery,

...

Quarry Bay.

Braeside, Macdonnell Road. On premises.

Mountain View, 11 The Peak. 4. The Albany. 72 Caine Road. Macdonnell Road. Queen's Building. 14 Belilios Terrace. 1 Lyemoon Villas. 72 Caine Road. 53 Elgin Street.

4 Mosque Street.

27 Mosque Street. 4 Mosque Street. 8 Bridges Street. 4 Mosque Street.

18 Mosque Street.

On premises.

21 Morrison Hill Road. Queen's Road Central. 53 Wongneichong Road. Kowloon Docks.

8 Arbuthnot Road. Quarry Bay.

1 Wyndham Street. On premises.

S

Sadick, Ebrahim M. Sainty, Percy Roland.. Samways, Frederic George Samy, Arthur Poonoo

Saniford, Henry Chamberlain. Santos, Antonio Joaquim

Rodrigues dos.....

Sayce, Kelly

Schulz, Arthur Ernest Scott, Ernest Hansen Scott, Harry Hodge Scott, Thomas Liddell Scriven, Henry Ernest

Scull, Ernest Francis.. Seath, William Petrie

Sedgwick, Reginald Ensor Sepher, Sheik Abdool Sequeira, Carlos Maria Sequeira, Carlos José

Sequeira, Gumelsindo Jesus... Sequeira, Pedro Nolasco Seth, Enos...

Seth, Harold

Seth, John Hennessey Shand, Thomas

Shaw, George Morison

Shaw, James Totten Shaw, John Ray Shaw, Richard Edson Sheldon, Rex Donald. Shepherd, Edgar Bruce. Sheppard, John Oram Shewan, William Thomson Shroff, Framroze Pestonjee. Silas, Charles: David

Silkstone, Albert Edmund......

Clerk, Chater & Mody, Tuner, Moutrie & Co.,.....

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refinery, Architect, John Lemm, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,..

Clerk, Brewer & Co.,

Tobacconist, Sayce & Co.,

Assistant, Linstead & Davis,

Assistant, Skott & Co.,

Draughtsman, Dock Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Furnishing Salesman, Lane, Crawford

& Co.,

Manager, Jockey Club Stable,..

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,.

Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Victoria Building.

7 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon. Great George Street.

88 Bonham Road.

1 Queen's Road Central.

41 Wellington Street.

14 Beaconsfield Arcade. Alexandra Building.

4 Minden Row, Kowloon, Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

On premises. Causeway Bay.

Quarry Bay.

On premises.

3 Bowrington Canal East. 16 Mosque Street.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., 12 Mosque Street. Manager, A. R. Marty,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Commission Agent,

Acct., &c., Percy Smith, Seth & Fleming, Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Manager, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., Tailor, J. T. Shaw,

Passenger Agent, Can. Pac. Railway Co., Sub-Accountant, International Bank, Assistaut Manager, Vacuum Oil Co.,...... Assistant, HK. Land Investment Co., Ld., Shipping Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Merchant, W. Shewan & Co., Clerk, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Assistant, Dock Co., Tuner, Moutrie & Co.,

6 Mosque Terrace.

20 Belilios Terrace.

2 Peak Road.

32 Connaught Road. Norman Cottage, Peak Road. Quarry Bay.

On premises.

4 Conduit Road. Hongkong Hotel. 15 Conduit Road. King's Building. Tai Po.

15 Conduit Road.

14 Des Voeux Road.

11 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon. Fairview, Robinson Road.

1 Austin Avenue, Kowloon.

NAME IN FULL.

28

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

S-Continued.

Silva, Antonio José Cupertino

da........

Silva, Armando Maria da Silva, Arnaldo Heitor da Silva, Arthur Luiz.......... Silva, Calixto Francisco da Silva, Carlos

Silva, Francisco Britto da... Silva, Francisco Filomeno

Eça da

Silva, George Honorio da Silva, Henrique Mario da Silva, Jerry Augusto..... Silva, Jorge Alberto Britto Silva, José

Silva, José Maria Silva, Lucas Antonio.... Silva, Marciano Antonio da Silva-Netto, Antonio Perreira

Batalha

Silva, Paulo Stanislau Silva, Porphyrio Maria

Nolasco da Sim, Edwin Lionel..... Simmons, John Henry Simpson, Andrew Simpson, James Sinclair, Walter

Singer, Eugene Theodore

Skött, Christian Slark, Allen McDougall Sleat, Herbert John Sloan, James

Smirke, James Frederick Smith, Albert William

Smith, Andrew

Smith, Annesly Reginald Deeke

Stanley....

Smith, Arthur William Smith, Edmund Bart..... Smith, Elliot Ivan Grant Smith, Eric Grant Smith, Inglis Sydney. *Smith, James

Smith, Victor Morris.. Smith, William

Smyth, James Mathie Snowman, Albert Washington Soares, Adão Maria de Lourdes Soares, Charles Maria

Soares, Francisco Paulo de

Vasconcellos

Soares, Francisco Xavier Soares, José Maria............. Soares, Pedro Pantalião.. Soonderam, Ramasamy *Sorby, Vincent Dare

Sorensen, Arue Schou Soutar, Francis Souza, Antonio Maria Souza, Duarte Eleuterio

Maria de

Souza, Eduardo Valerio Maria

Ricci de

Souza, Euzebio Souza, José Thomas de Souza, Marcus Antonio Rozario Souza, Virinto Boniface de .... Souza, Wilhelmino Juno José Sowers, Frank Malcolm

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,..... Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,............ Clerk, Linstead & Davis,...

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Clerk, Macdonald & Co., Clerk, Electric Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Clerk, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Station Foreman, Electric Light Co., Ld., Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Gateman, Dock Co., ..............

Assistant. Lane, Crawford & Co., Chief Clerk, Jockey Club Stables, Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,...

Merchant, Silva-Netto & Co., Assistant, Soares & Co.,

Broker, W. G. Worcester & Co., Accountant, Mercantile Bank of India, Clerk, Gas Co.,.............. Shipbuilder, Dock Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Merchant, Reiss & Co.,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Merchant, H. Skött & Co.,

Assistant, Harry Wicking & Co., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Brakesman, Peak Tramway Co.,.. Manager, Soda Water Factory, A. S.

Watson & Co., Ld.,

Storeman, Taikoo Dockyard,

38 Praya East, Top Floor. 7 Mosque Junction. 38 Caine Road. 100

Wanchai Road.

2 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon. 8 Punjab Buildings, Kowloon.

1 Victoria View, Kowloon.

1 Hart Avenue, Kowloon. 27 Old Bailey.

15 Belilios Terrace.

On premises.

1 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

43 Wyndham Street.

5 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon.

Lusitano Club.

27 Old Bailey.

4 Seymour Terrace.

Craigieburn, The Peak. Gas Works. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay. 72 The Peak. Kingsclere. Peak Hotel.

Prince's Building. North Point. Quarry Bay.

38 Queen's Road East.

On premises. Quarry Bay.

Wharfinger, HK &K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., 3 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon.

Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co.,

Foreman, Holt's Wharf,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Engineer, Electric Light Co., Ld.,. Clerk, Dock Co.,

Manager, Robert Dollar Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Blacksmith, Dock Co.,..... Broker,

Merchant, Soares & Co.,

Clerk, Percy Smith, Seth & Fleming,

Clerk, P. & O. S. N. Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,... Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India Ld., Salesman, HK. Cigar Store, Counter Clerk, Hongkong Hotel,

...

4 Humphreys Avenue.

14 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon.

Peak Hotel.

On premises.

Astor House Hotel,

Kowloon Docks.

Queen's Building.

Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

2 Connaught Road Central,

9 Robinson Road.

Shelley Street.

8 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

49 Haiphong Road, Kowloon.

17 Mosque Street.

34 Wyndham Street. 3 Loong On Street.

Mains Superintendent, Electric Co., Ld.,.. Hongkong Hotel.

Manager, Thoresen & Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Merchant,, De Souza & Co.,....... Timekeeper, Dock Co.,......... Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co.,. Clerk, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co., Foreman, Electric Co., Ld.,. Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Peak Hotel. Quarry Bay. Queen's Building.

Queen's Building.

1 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon, Kowloon Docks.

33 Peking Road, Kowloon. Queen's Building.

3 Barrow Terrace.

12 Chancery Lane.

King Edward Hotel.

NAME IN FULL.

29

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

S-Continued.

Spiers, Alfred William Percival Spit, Henri Martinus Spittles, Benjamin James Spradbery, Joseph James.... St. Amory, Roy Edward Stalker, Archibald Stalker, John

Stark, Charles Crawford

Stark, George.......... Steele, David

Stephens, Herbert

Stephens, Walter Alfred

Stevenson, Allan

Steward, William

Stewart, Allan Brown

*Stewart, George Edward

Stewart, James

Stone, Paul Emil Fredrick

Stoneham, Herbert Frederick Strafford, Cecil Stuart, Charles

Stubbings, John James

Suffiad, Abdul Gaffoor, Sullivan, Charles Daniel. Summers, Charles Henry Summers, Edwin Henry Spark Sutherland, Percy Duffus ......

Sutherland, William Mnnro

Electrical Engineer, Electric Co., Ld., Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,... Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Dock Co., Assistant, Gilman & Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Bank Line, Ld., Accountant, Vacuum Oil Co.................

163 Wanchai Road. York Building. Wine Department. Kowloon Docks.

4 Stewart Terrace, Peak. Quarry Bay.

Station Hotel, Kowloon.

12 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon.

Engineer, China Light & Power Co.. Ld., Hung Hom. Shipwright, Dock Co.,....

Manager, H. Stephens & Co., ...

Assistant, Nestlé-Anglo Swiss Condensed

Milk Co.,

Kowloon Docks.

5 Pedder's Hill.

St. George's House, Kennedy Road.

Assistant Manager, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Pokfulam. Timber Merchant,-

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld.,

Station Supt., Electric Co., Ld.,

Alexandra Building.

East Point.

I Connaught Road.

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

Beverley, 2 Minden Row, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

Des Voeux Road.

On premises.

Asst., British American Tobacco Co., Ld., 14 Leighton Hill Road.

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Storekeeper, HK.& Kloon W. & G.Co.,Ld., Passenger Agent, Canadian Pacific Rail-

way Co.,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

9 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

Hongkong Club. On premises.

T

Taggart, James Harper.... Tape, Benjamin Wong Tarrant, John Arthur Tata, Eruch Kaikaoos Tata, Fariborze Kaikaoos Tavares, Carlos Eugenio Tavares, Fernandes José Tavares, José Filippe Tavares, José Maria Placé *Tayler, Henry Herbert

Taylor, John William Taylor, Percy John Taylor, William

Tennent, Thomas Bertram

Greig

Tetzel, Charles Thom, William Thomas, Francis Henry. Thomas, Paul

Thomson, Fraser Syme Thomson, John Brendon Thornton, George

Thursfield, Reginald Proude... Tobias, Lewis Albert... Tod, Peter

Todd, Francis Charles

Toledo, Sixto Castro

*Tollan, Duncan

Toppin, James

Towns, George Ernest Tucker, Alfred Tulip, Wilfred.... Tully, John

Manager, Hongkong Hotel,

Agent, China Mutual Life Ince. Co., Ld., Secretary, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., N. D. Ollia & Co.,

Manager, N. D. Ollia & Co., Clerk, Russian Volunteer Fleet, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Clerk, Reiss & Co.,

Assistant, Alex, Ross & Co.,

Manager, China Provident Loan & Mort-

gage Co., Ld.,................

Stock Broker, Moxon & Taylor,. Engineer, Ice Co.,..... Pattern Maker, Dock Co.,

Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Clerk, International Bank,.. Assistant, Palmer & Turner, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Agent, Messageries Maritimes, Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Engineer, Carmichael & Clarke, Assistant, Alex, Ross & Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Lazarus & Co.,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Electrical Engineer, Telephone Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Head Watchman, Dock Co., Draughtsman, Dock Co.,...... Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

On premises.

| 13 Seymour Road.

Harting, Austin Road, Kowloon. 4 Queen's Building.

4 Queen's Building.

Hotel Mansions.

4 Caine Road.

4 Woodlands Terrace.

4 Caine Road.

Hongkong Hotel.

135 The Peak. Great George Street. Kowloon Docks.

4 Humphrey's Building, Kowloon. 9 Shing Wong Street.

Carlton Hotel.

1 Queen's Road Central. Queen's Building. Queen's Building. 10 Kennedy Road. King Edward Hotel.

On premises.

28 Queen's Road Central. East Point,

Alexandra Building. On premises.

19 Wongneichong Road.

35 Haiphong Road, Kowloon. On premises. Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks.

King's Building.

.

NAME IN FULL.

30

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

U

Ufford, Charles François Jean

Quarles van..............

Uldall, Sofus Wilhelm August..

Umrigar, Hormusji Cursetji ... Underwood, Joseph Harry

V

Vandenberg, Francisco

Valeriano...

Vermey, Henri Jacques Victor, John Thomé Victor, José Maria.... Vieira, Bernardino

Vliet, Simon Cornelus van

W

Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn, Works Manager, Green Island Cement

Co., Ld.,

Clerk, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Chemist, China Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, Reiss & Co.,

Cashier, Netherlands Trading Society, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,.. Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Assistant, Thoresen & Co.,

Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co.,

Wal, Frans Jan Karel van der.. Employee, Netherlands Trading Society,

Waldron, James Walker, James

Walker, James McLellan Wallace, Charles Wallace, Robert Cooper Warren, Charles Edward Watkins, Charles Harvey Watson, James

Watson, John Robson Watson, W. Malcolm

Wattie, John

*Weall, Thomas Graham

Weaser, William Lionel Wreford Webb, Henry Montague Wechel, Derk Herman Te...... Weyler, Henri Willem

Weill, Albert

Weir, John

Weir, Walter

Wells, Michael John

West, Samuel Henry Whamond, David McKay White, Edmund. William White, Francis William Whitelaw, Alexander Alston... Whiteley, William Whitwarsh, Alec

Whyte, Lionel Mountstuart Wilken, Eric

Wilkie, Arthur Maxwell Wilkie, John

Wilkinson, William Joseph Wilks, Reginald Dixon

Williams, Ernest Alfred

Mountfort

Williams, William Wilson, George.

Wilson, George Leopold

Wilson, Gordon Harold. Wilton, Richard James Witchell, Job...................... Wolff, Philip Robert

Wong, David

Wong, John Chun

Wong, Joseph Mowlam....

Wong Kam Fuk

Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Manager, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

York Building.

On premises.

2 Cameron Terrace, Kowloon. King Edward Hotel.

9 Humphreys Avenue. Queen's Road Central. 6 Morrison Hill Road 7 St. Francis' Yard.

4 Cameron Terrace, Kowloon. 10 The Peak.

5 Queen's Road Central. Quarry Bay.

Sassoon's Villa, Pokfulam.

Sub-Acct., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., On premises.

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

The Central Agency Co., Ld.,

Clerk, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

9 Kennedy Road. Quarry Bay.

Contractor, &c., C. E. Warren & Co.,.............. 30 and 32 Des Voeux Road.

Master, "David Gillies ", Dock Co.,

Queen's Building.

Kowloon Docks.

Sub-Acct., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C.. On premises.

Merchant, J. D. Hutchison & Co., Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Architect,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., Assistant, Netherlands-India Commercial

Bank,

Manager, Sennet Frères,

Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, . Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Wm. Powell, L., Share Broker, Victoria Building, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Wine Merchant, Donnelly & Whyte, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Assistant, John Wilkie & Co.,

Merchant,

King's Building.

Govt. Analyst's Quarters.

On premises.

Govt. Villas, The Peak. 76 The Peak.

King Edward Hotel.

On premises.

41 Robinson Road.

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

7 Garden Road.

On premises.

7 Robinson Road.

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

Humphrey's Building, Kowloon. 2 Stewart Terrace, The Peak. On premises.

101 The Peak. Hongkong Hotel.

Overseer, HK. Land Investment Co., Ld., 4 Blue Buildings, Praya East.

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Incorporated Accountant, Lowe, Bingham

& Matthews,

Assistant, Thos. Cook & Son,....

St. George's House.

Richmond House, The Peak. 33 Conduit Road.

Alexandra Building.

Clerk, British American Tobacco Co., Lả., 48 Bonham Road. Civil Engineer, Palmer & Turner, Merchant, Robertson, Wilson & Co., Chief Asst. Engineer, HK. Tramway Co., Manager, King Edward Hotel,

Chief Clerk, HK. & K'loon W.& G.Co.,Ld., Storekeeper, Dock Co.,...................... Manager, Soda Water Depôt, A. S. Wat-

son & Co., Ld.,

Manager, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld.,

Chinese Department, Compradore, HK.&K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,

13 Beaconsfield Arcade. 1 Broadwood Road. On premises.

6 Torres Building, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Alexandra Building.

On premises. 3 Caine Road.

2

NAME IN FULL.

31

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

W-Continued.

Wong Kit Wan

Wong, Matthew

Wong, Peter

*Wood, Gerald George

Wood, Marshall

Woodhead, Charles..

Worcester, William Gilbert

Gray Wotherspoon, William

X

Xavier, Antonio Francisco Xavier, Epiphanio Maria ... Xavier, Gregorio Maria Xavier, Hermenegildo Inno-

cencio

Xavier, Hermenegildo Maria Xavier, José Paulino.. Xavier, Lauro.....

Xavier, Luiz Gonzaga

Xavier, Pedro Nolasco

Y

Young, Charles *Young, David......

*Young, Jesse Ashton.

Young, Joseph

Young, Thomas

Yung, Luther James Lismore,. Yvanovich, José Antonio Yvanovich, Jr., Guilherme

Antonio

Chief Clerk, Vacuum Oil Co.,.... Assistant, Dock Co.,...... Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange, Architect, Little, Adams & Wood,... Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

Broker, Queen's Building, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Goddard & Douglas, Clerk, Banque de l'Indo-Chine,... Clerk, Gas Co.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Clerk, Hongkong Tramway Co., Ld., Clerk, Chartered Bank of I, A. & C.,............. Watchman, Dock Co.,

Clerk, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Clerk, HK. Rope Factory,

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Accountant's Clerk, Percy Smith, Seth &

Fleming,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Dock Co.,...........................

172 Wellington Street. Kowloon Docks. Soda Water Depôt. Hongkong Hotel. 18 Bank Building. East Point.

119 The Peak. Quarry Bay.

3 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon. Chater Road.

Gas Works.

Queen's Building.

7 Ormsby Terrace.

9 Humphrey's Avenue, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks. Chater Road.

4 Hing Hon Road.

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

81 The Peak.

4 Mosque Terrace.

Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

Clerk, North China Insurance Co., Ld.,... 1 Rose Terrace, Kowloon.

Clerk, A. R. Marty,.....

Yvanovich, Vicente Antonio.. Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank

1 Rose Terrace, Kowloon.

1 Rose Terrace, Kowloon.

Registry, Supreme Court, HONGKONG, 31st January, 1916.

{

HUGH A. NISBET,

Registrar.

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No. 1916

12

HONGKONG.

CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION SCHEME.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, October 5th, 1916.

Confidential.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 18th November, 1915.

SIR,I have the honour to inform you that some years ago the late Sir KAI HO-KAI submitted proposals to the Government for developing the head of Kowloon Bay near Kowloon City, but the matter could not be proceeded with at the time as His Majesty's Government had under consideration the erection of a Wireless Telegraphic Station and one of the suggested sites included the area, which it was intended to utilize for the scheme.

2. In paragraph 5 of my Confidential Despatch of the 13th February, 1914, I referred to this question, and on receipt of Mr. HARCOURT'S telegram of the 15th May, 1914, I caused Sir KAI HO-KAI to be informed that the Government would be prepared to consider any proposals he might wish to put forward. His death shortly afterwards Enclosure 1. caused some delay, but on the 20th November, 1914, a letter was received from Mr. S. W. Tsó, a Solicitor in Hongkong, (copy enclosed), in which on behalf of the promoters he submitted definite proposals.

Plan not

printed.

3. These proposals have received careful consideration, but I do not propose to Enclosure 2. trouble you with a detailed account of the negotiations, which have proceeded ever since. I enclose a copy of the terms finally settled, with a plan showing how it is proposed to lay out the area, and a copy of a letter from Mr. Tsó in which he states that the promoters agree to them. I regard the conditions as most satisfactory both from the point of view of the Government and of the promoters. The carrying into effect of the scheme will effect an immense improvement in what is now an undeveloped and somewhat insanitary locality.

Enclosure 3.

4. In the event of your approving of the scheme I should be glad to receive your decision by telegraph.

The Right Honourable

ANDREW BONAR LAW, M.P.,

&C.,

&c.,

&c.

I have, &c.,

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &e.

Telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the Governor, Hongkong.

30th December, 1915.

4

Your despatch of 18th November confidential. Proposals approved.

BONAR LAW.

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(Enclosure 1.)

No. 28A, DES VEUX ROAD CENTRAL,

HONGKONG, 20th November, 1914.

Re Kowloon Bay Reclamation Scheme.

SIR,With reference to your letter of the 19th May last numbered 2075/1913 addressed to the late Sir KAI HO-KAI and his reply thereto I am instructed by Messrs. AU TACK and CHEONG SUM-WOO, promoters of the above Scheme, to forward you herewith plan of a site at Kowloon Bay proposed to be reclaimed and submit the following pro- posals for the favourable consideration of the Government.

This Scheme was initiated at the suggestion of the late Sir KAI HO-KAI with the following objects in view namely:-

(a) to provide a settlement for the better class of Chinese in order to relief the overcrowding at Hongkong caused by the influx of Chinese from Canton on account of the unsettled state of the Kwongtung Province of China.

(b) to accommodate the wealthy Chinese who came from Canton with better residences, so that they may make their home here and invest their capital in the Colony.

A rough survey of the site was made at the beginning of the year but as it was uncertain that it could be made available for the purposes of the above Scheme no further step was taken until the receipt of your letter now under reply. Since then a detail survey of the site has been made and a careful estimate obtained of the costs of works to be done and my clients therefore instruct me to lay before the Government the following particulars of their Scheme :---

1. That the Government be requested to grant to the promoters the foreshore at Kowloon Bay, between the Kowloon City pier and Tai Wan Glass Work, as delineated on the accompanying plan for the purposes of reclaiming and laying out the same in building lots. The whole area of land reclaimed will amount to approximately 210 acres including nullahs, roads, building land, sea wall, etc., etc., while the area available for development purposes exclusive of roads, etc., etc., amount to about 4,950,000 square feet.

2. The promoters will bear the whole cost of the reclamation which is at present estimated at about $1,100,000 exclusive of any premium to be paid to the Government.

3. The promoters will pay to the Government a sum of $50,000 as a premium for the whole plot of land indicated on the plan but the Government will pay for the resumption of any land within that area which does not belong to the Government or the promoters.

4. The promoters will bear the cost of constructing all nullahs and of forming all roads and will hand over the same, when completed, to the Govern- ment as Government property.

5. The promoters will not claim any marine rights to the reclaimed land but the Government will undertake not to allow any noisome or obnoxious trade to be carried on at any part of a future reclamation or extension in front of the present proposed site.

6. The Government will grant to the promoters a pier right to erect 3 wharfs, with a frontage of 100 feet wide each, at the points where indicated on the plan for a term of years co-extensive with the term of years to be granted on the building land.

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7. The promoters will pay to the Government Crown Rent for the building lots. at the rate of $200 per acre, such Crown Rent to be payable as soon as each lot is taken up by and a Crown Lease granted to the promoters; provided that the promoters shall take up all Crown Leases of the lots within 6 years from date of sanction of the Scheme by the Government. The period required for completing the work is estimated at about 31⁄2

years.

8. The promoters will, within 10 years from date of the sanction of the Scheme by the Government, put upon the reclaimed area buildings up to the value of at least $100,000.

9. The Crown Leases to be granted on the building lots should be for a term of 75 years renewable for a further term of 75 or for such other period and subject to such conditions as is usually granted by the Government on lands of the surrounding locality.

10. All sewers drainage and water mains will be laid by and at the expense of

the Government.

The above is a rough outline of my clients' Scheme which they now place before the Government for its kind consideration. As the Scheme is a big one there are no doubt many details which require consideration. However, my clients trust that the Government will give them every facility for carrying out the Scheme and give the matter its earliest attention.

I may add that a Company has already been formed with a capital of $1,000,000 to take up

this Scheme and that a great number of the shareholders are Cantonese gentle-

men.

The Honourable

The Colonial Secretary.

I have, &c.,

S. W. TSÓ.

Enclosure 2.)

(a.) Term of leases 75 years commencing from 1st July, 1898, renewable for a

further term of 24 years less 3 days at re-assessed Crown rents.

(7.) Premium, $75,000.00, shall be paid within 14 days of the date of a letter notifying that the areas are at the disposal of the Promoters. This will be after the procedure required by the Foreshores & Sea Bed Ordinance has been complied with.

(c.) Crown rent at the rate of $200 per acre per annum; such Crown rent to be payable in respect of each lot from the date on which such lot is taken up by the Promoters after being reclaimed; provided that pay- ment of Crown rent for the whole of the areas numbered 1 to 8 shall commence not later than 7 years from the date mentioned in (b). No Crown rent shall however be payable in respect of the area of 4 acres hereinafter specified to be set aside for recreation purposes.

(d.) The Promoters to spend a sum of not less than $500,000 on buildings on

some part of the lots within 9 years from the date mentioned in (b).

(e.) The Promoters to fill in the whole area of the lots edged in red and the areas shown coloured green and yellow on plan attached to such levels as the Director of Public Works may approve, and to protect same with a substantial sea wall. The landward side of the reclamation to be protected from floods by a suitable pitched slope, the design and execu- tion of both sea wall and pitched slope to be to the entire satisfaction of

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the Director of Public Works. The areas coloured green and yellow to be handed over to Government free of cost on completion. The whole of the reclamation work to be completed within 7 years of the date mentioned in (b).

(f.) The Promoters must, before disposing of any of the land within the re- clamation area, submit, for the approval of the Director of Public Works, a plan showing at least one cross street sub-dividing the central group of lots from north to south and similarly at least one cross street sub-dividing each of the groups of lots situated to the eastward of the said central group. Such cross streets may not be of a less width than 50 feet in each case. Such plan shall further show an area of at least 4 acres in a position to be approved by Government which shall be set aside for purposes of recreation. Power is reserved to the Director of Public Works to require such modifications as he may think fit and to specify the size and positions of all storm-water drains, gullies and manholes as well as the size and positions of all sewers and their out- falls. No alterations from the plan, when once it has been approved, will be permitted unless with the written authority of the Director of Public Works. The streets shown on the said plan and the cross streets specified above when filled in to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works shall be taken over by Government as public streets, free of cost. Power is further reserved to Government to take over as public streets or lanes, free of cost, any additional streets or lanes laid out within the reclamation area.

(g.) The Promoters shall construct at their own cost the whole of the principal storm-water nullahs shown on the plan attached, and in addition all such other nullahs, drains and other works for the discharge of storm-water as the Director of Public Works may consider necessary both for the actual reclamation area, and for carrying off all waters whose passage has been obstructed by the reclamation, and all such works shall be in size, design, construction and all other respects to the entire satisfaction of the Director of Public Works.

(h.) The Government to construct, and lay at its own expense all sewers required in the roads coloured green on plan attached and in all other streets which the Government may hereafter decide to take over as public streets. The outfalls of all such sewers shall be constructed during the building of the sea wall. Such outfalls shall be built to the design, requirements and entire satisfaction of the Director of Public Works by the Promoters and at their own cost. Any other sewers required shall be laid by Government at the expense of the Promoters. (.) The Government to surface, kerb and channel at its own cost the roads coloured green on plan attached, generally as developments proceed on the various lots. The Director of Public Works shall however have power to decide to what extent such surfacing, kerbing and channelling is to be carried out.

(k.) The Government to surface, kerb and channel all streets formed within the boundaries of the reclamation area. In the case of the streets coloured green, the cross streets specified above and such other streets as may be taken over by the Government the surfacing, kerbing and channelling shall be carried out at Government expense. In the case of all other streets the cost shall be borne by the Promoters.

(1.) The Crown Lease shall contain a proviso that the Promoters or their Assignees shall have no claim to any access to the sea nor to any com- pensation in the event of any reclamation being made on the seaward side of the lot and a clause reserving to the Government the power to reclaim the foreshore at any time and without consulting the Promoters or their Assignees. The Government shall however undertake not to allow any noisome or obnoxious trade to be carried on on any part of a future reclamation or extension in front of the proposed reclamation area. (m.) Permission shall be granted to the Promoters to obtain earth from Crown land at points to be approved by the Director of Public Works for the purpose mentioned in (e). The Promoters shall also be required to

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remove any boulders met with in excavating earth from such places; the excavation to be carried out to the entire satisfaction of the Director of Public Works. All such excavation must be trimmed off on completion of the works to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works. Also permission will be given to the Promoters subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works to enable stone to be obtained by quarrying, either in the vicinity of the reclamation or elsewhere, upon easy terms. (n.) The Government shall lay at its own expense all mains necessary for pro-

viding a water supply to the area.

(o.) The Government to resume, at the cost of the Promoters, any areas which

have already been leased within the area covered by the reclamation. (p.) The Promoters shall be granted the right to erect three piers approximately in the positions shown on plan attached; premium to be at the rate of 2 cents per square foot. The piers to be subject to the provisions of the Piers Ordinance, 1899, and Crown rent to be paid in accordance with the Schedule attached to the said Ordinance. Leases of the said piers for a term expiring on the 31st December, 1949, in the form deposited with the Land Officer, shall be granted. In the event of any further reclamation being carried out the Promoters shall remove and re-erect the piers at their own cost. The Government undertakes to preserve access to the future positions of such piers by roads in reason- able alignment with the roads shown on plan attached. The Promoters shall be granted the right of re-erection of piers.

(q.) There shall be no interference with the existing road from Kowloon City to Customs Pass until the new road has been formed along the northern boundary of the said lots.

(r.) The Promoters shall have no rights whatever over any water flowing in the

streams above or through the reclamation area.

(s.) The Promoters shall pay into the Colonial Treasury, when called upon to do so, the sum of $7.50 for each boundary stone required to define the lots. The stones shall be supplied and fixed by the Director of Public Works.

(t.) The Promoters shall pay to the Land Officer, when called upon to do so, the

sum of $30.00 for each Crown lease.

(u.) The exact boundaries of the lots shall be determined before the issue of the Crown leases and in the event of any excess areas over those stated on the plan being found to exist premia for such excess areas shall be paid at the rate of 2 cents per square foot. The Crown rents of all lots shall be adjusted at the rate of $200.00 per acre per annum for the areas actually leased.

W. CHATHAM, Director of Public Works.

28th October, 1915.

(Enclosure 3.)

No. 28A, DES VEUX ROAD CENTRAL, Hongkong, 19th October, 1915.

Kowloon Bay Reclamation.

SIR, I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 14th instant No. 982 enumerating the modifications agreed to by the Government in respect of the terms contained in your letter No. 633 and in reply thereto I am instructed to say that the promoters are quite agreeable to accept the same..

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With regard to the cross streets mentioned in your letter under reply the promoters will ultimately have to provide same in the various lots, but, as they have not decided at present the points on which these streets should lie which will be suitable to their pur- poses, they will defer in submitting you a plan showing these sub-divisions for your approval to a future date.

In the meantime I think we are now in a position to have the agreement drawn up embodying all the terms agreed to for signature and I shall be glad to receive from you a draft thereon for my clients' approval.

The promoters also suggest that if the Secretary of State for the Colonies sanctions the scheme he will be requested to notify the Government of his consent by wire and that the promoters will be very pleased to reimburse the Government of the expenses incurred thereby.

The Honourable

The Director of Public Works.

I have, &c.,

:

S. W. TSÓ.

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HONGKONG.

KOWLOON RAILWAY STATION,

REPORT ON PROGRESS UP TO 31ST DECEMBER, 1915.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, February 24th, 1916.

Kang On's Contract has now run for 22 months out of the 2 years.

All masonry both brickwork and granite work has been completed for some time and with the exception of the tower has been cleaned down. The cleaning down of the tower will be commenced early in January, 1916.

With the exception of the three rooms adjoining the tower, which cannot be roofed until the tower scaffolding is removed, all other rooms are well forward; the plaster work, fixing of doors and windows, flooring, and fireplaces being completed in most

cases.

The paving to ground floor areas is well in hand, all granite paving being completed and more than half the wood paving.

Owing to serious delay in the supply of sanitary and lavatory fittings ordered through the Crown Agents, much of the work has been held up for several months and is being so still. Water piping, the completion of lavatory and other floors, closet walls, the laying of tiles to dadoes and flooring, drainage and connections to sewers is at a complete standstill. The excuse for delay given by the Manufacturers to the Crown. Agents is that "their works have been unfortunate in the manufacture of the pottery parts and they have had to remake". With this very regrettable exception, and the lighting conductors which are due in the Colony now, all other requisitions through the Crown Agents for the building have been delivered in good time.

A further cause of delay to the completion of the contract is anticipated with regard to electric wiring and fittings, which are being supplied through a local firm, they finding it difficult to obtain this class of work from England at the present time.

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Of the amount of Kang On's Contract namely $173,847, there has been paid on account of work done to date approximately $135,800.

It is yet hoped that the contract may be completed to time, though if not, no blame. can be attributed to Kang On.

With regard to other work in connection with the Station Building apart from Kang On's contract, the telephones will be transferred and where necessary augmented by the Public Works Department and the Telephone Company, all necessary additional furni- ture will be ordered locally, and the Public Works Department will be asked to form and surface the road approach.

A contract has been let by the Crown Agents for the supply of steelwork and roofing materials for the platform awnings.

The necessary additional station machinery such as dating machines, weighing machines, etc., are on order, while safes and the truck weighbridge are partly delivered already.

The connection between the colonnade and the Star Ferry Pier awning is being carried out by the Star Ferry Company.

ROBERT BAKER, Engineer of Ways and Works.

3rd January, 1916.

H. P. WINSLOW,

Manager, Railway.

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HONGKONG:

No. 14

1918.

CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE PETITION FOR GREATER

REPRESENTATION OF THE PUBLIC ON THE EXECUTIVE

AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, October 5th, 1916.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Governor's Despatch to Secretary of State No. 209 of 26th May, 1916,

Enclosure 1.-Letter of 9th March, 1916, from Hon. Mr. H. E.

Pollock, K.C., forwarding Enclosure 2,

Enclosure 2.-Letter of 9th March, 1916, from Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., to Secretary of State for the Colonies covering Petition (Enclosure 3),

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Enclosure 3.-Petition from British Residents of Hongkong, &c.,

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Enclosure 4 (a).-Letter of 18th March, 1916, from Colonial

Secretary to Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C.,

Enclosures to 4 (a).

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Letter of 14th March to Hon. Mr. D. Landale,

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Letter of 14th March to Hon. Mr. E. Shellim,

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Letter of 16th March from Hon. Mr. D. Landale, ...

Letter of 16th March from Hon. Mr. E. Shellim, ...

Letter of 14th March to Hon. Mr. Wei Yuk, C.M.G.,...

Letter of 14th March to Hon. Mr. Lau Chü-pak,

Letter of 15th March from Hon. Messrs. Wei Yuk,

C.M.G., and Lau Chü-pak,

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Enclosure 4 (b).-Letter of 22nd March, 1916, from Hon. Mr.

H. E. Pollock, K.C.,....

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Enclosure 5.—Extract from Hansard relating to the Law Courts,

-23rd April, 1914,

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Enclosure 6.-Extract from Hansard relating to the Nursing

Staff,---7th May, 1914,

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Enclosure 7.-Memorandum by His Excellency the Governor on the vacancies in the Nursing Staff and the steps taken to fill them,...

Enclosures 8 and 9.--Extracts from Hansard relating to the filling of the vacancy in the Executive Council owing to death of Hon. Mr. E. A. Hewett, C.M.G.,- 23rd December, 1915,

Secretary of State's Despatch to Governor No. 203 of 15th August, 1916,...

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CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE PETITION FOR GREATER

REPRESENTATION OF THE PUBLIC ON THE EXECUTIVE

AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

No. 209.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 26th May, 1916.

Enclosure 1. SIR, I have the honour to transmit the enclosed copy of a letter addressed by the Honourable Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., to the Colonial Secretary covering Enclosure 2. copies of a letter addressed under date of the 9th of March direct to you by Mr. Enclosure 3. Pollock and of a Petition signed by a number of British residents in this Colony

praying for greater representation of the Public on the Executive and Legislative Enclosure 4. Councils; together with the accompanying copy of correspondence between the . Colonial Secretary and Mr. Pollock on the subject of certain points in the letter which he has addressed to you. I have not dealt earlier with this matter because I was waiting to learn whether you wished for my comments on these communica- tions sent, as they were, direct to you.

2. The Petitioners ask that two additional Un-official Members may be added to the Executive Council, one to be elected by the Chamber of Commerce and the other by the Non-official Justices of the Peace, and that any future vacancies on the Council may be filled by election by one of those bodies. No reasons are adduced for this change in the Constitution except that the two bodies mentioned "have long been recognised as representatives of the Public for electoral pur- poses".

3. The Petitioners also ask that an Un-official majority be created in the Legislative Council by increasing the number of Un-official Members from 6 to 10 and that all except Chinese Members may be elected, half of them by the Chamber of Commerce and half of them by the Non-official Justices of the Peace.

In support of this alteration in the Constitution the only arguments adduced are (a) that Official Members of Council are not free to vote according to their convictions and (b) that the Un-official Members are in a permanent and hopeless minority because the Governor can command the votes of the Official Members.

The first is a well worn but weak argument, for it is obviously impracticable. to allow Government Officers to vote against measures introduced by the Govern-

ment.

The second has little real weight. If weighty examples existed of the over- riding of popular opinion by the arbitrary exercise of the official vote they would surely find a place in such a Petition as this. No such examples are adduced for the good reason that no such examples can be found.

There is not an Ordinance on the Statute Book of the Colony of which it can be said that it was forced through the Council without carefully and patiently consulting the interests affected by the legislation. The history of the legislation affecting Sanitation and Buildings is one conspicuous example among many of the scrupulous care with which vested interests and public opinion are consulted, sometimes with a tendency too pronounced to overcome opposition by too generous

concessions.

The Right Honourable

ANDREW BONAR LAW, M.P.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

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Nor can I call to mind any important question during the past 30 years not involving legislation of which it can be said that the Government forced its will upon an unwilling people. I feel sure that two of the most influential bodies in the Colony, the Chinese Community and the Hongkong General Chamber of Com- merce, would not be slow to acknowledge that the Government is never remiss in consulting them in all questions affecting trade and commerce and the Native Community.

4. The principle involved in the prayer of the Petitioners, so far as it relates to the Legislative Council, has been raised in this Colony before. It is the natural aspiration of Englishmen to govern themselves and it is an aspiration with which I personally cannot but sympathise.

But I venture to think that the Petitioners have scarcely appreciated the special nature of local conditions. To indicate some of these I cannot do better than quote from Lord Ripon's Despatch No. 135 of the 23rd of August, 1894, in answer to a similar Petition, in which he wrote:-

"To sum up, the petitioners ask nominally that Hongkong should be given self-government, and an elective system. In my opinion the place and its circumstances are wholly unsuited for what is proposed.

"An Imperial Station with great Imperial interests, on the borders of a foreign land, the nucleus of wide reaching British interests in the Far East, must, it appears to me, be kept under Imperial protection and under Imperial control.

"In saying this much I am assuming that the self-government would be worthy of the name, and that the elective system would include all ranks of the community, but this is not what the Petition demands. Those who framed it and signed it would, I gather, desire to place the power in the hands of a select few, and to constitute a small oligarchy, restricted by the lines of race. To any such change I am opposed. I consider that the well-being of the large majority of the inhabitants is more likely to be safeguarded by the Crown Colony system, under which, as far as possible no distinction is made of rank or race, than by representation which would leave the bulk of the population wholly unrepresented.

"I can therefore hold out no hope that Hongkong will cease to be a Crown

Colony."

and from the Despatch of the late Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, No. 119 of the 29th of May, 1896, in which he stated :----

"In his despatch of the 23rd of August, 1894, Lord Ripon stated that he could hold out no hope that Hongkong will cease to be a Crown Colony. Neither can I hold out any such hope, for I conceive that in the case of Hongkong, Representative Government on whatever form of franchise it might be based, and with whatever supposed safeguards as to the Executive power, would be wholly out of place."

5. It scarcely seems necessary for me to endorse these weighty pronounce- ments of eminent Administrators and Statesmen, except to point out that it is quite impracticable to apply the principle of election to appointments to a body like the Executive Council. This is a question which has not been previously raised in this Colony, and it does not seem necessary to set out the very obvious reasons for which such a proposal could not be entertained. But I would briefly draw attention to the nature of the electorate to whom the Petitioners would confide the election of all the Un-official Members of the Executive Council and of eight out of ten of the Un-official majority in the Legislative Council.

The Census for 1911 shows that the total population was 456,739 composed of 12,075 Non-Chinese and 444,664 Chinese and that at that time the British male adult Civil population numbered 1,640.

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From the same Census the following figures in respect of the Civil population in 1911 are deduced:

(a.) Male adult British subjects of Portuguese race, ...... (b.) Male adult British subjects of Indian race (exclusive

of Police, Gaol Staff and Watchmen),

(c.) Male adult British subjects of Chinese race (i.e.

Chinese born in Hongkong),

Note to (c)-Of these it is calculated that 2,000 are men of good education the majority of whom speak English.

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357

.21,000

It is proposed by the Petitioners that the franchise should be given to the Members of the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce who number 150 composed as follows:-

British,.

.106 members.

French,

3

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Dutch,

4

American,

4

Japanese,

6

Chinese,

3

21

British Indian...

15

Portuguese,

4

Swedish,

1

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Norwegian,

1

Belgian,

1

Russian,

2

150 members.

(Note: Of these about 25 are not even:

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British subjects);

and to the Un-official Justices of the Peace who are all British subjects but whose number is limited to 120.

6. I will turn now to the covering letter which Mr. Pollock has addressed to you.

I do not know how far Mr. Pollock represents in this letter the view of the signatories of the Petitioners. But it is obvious that he can have no authority for claiming that in signing the Petition these gentlemen committed themselves to anything more than their individual and personal opinions, and I am quite sure that they themselves would not claim more than this. Nobody knows better than the learned Counsel that a Director or a whole Board of Directors can only speak for a Public Company after obtaining the approval of a Meeting of Share- holders held in pursuance of a notice which has stated that such approval would be asked for. The signatures to the Petition do not therefore in any way represent the long list of Commercial an 1 In lustrial Companies set out in the letter.

On the other hand it is remarkable that two out of the four European Un- official Members of the Legislative Council have not signed the l'etition; that the two Chinese Un-official Members who represent one of the largest Commercial interests in the Colony-that of the Chinese Community-declined the overtures inade to them, as I am assured, on two occasions with a view to obtaining their and other Chinese signatures; that the Managers of the two greatest European Mercantile interests in the Colony-the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corpora- tion and the Firm of Messrs. Butterfield and Swire have declined to lend even their personal support to the Petition; that Sir Paul Chater, C.M.G., Un-official Member of the Executive Council, and Mr. E. H. Sharp, K.C., who has been appointed to be an Un-official Member of that Council since the Petition was launched, have likewise refrained from supporting it; and finally that the most important and influential Public Body in the Colony the Hongkong General

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Chamber of Commerce have not signed the Petition notwithstanding the fact that it is upon its shoulders that the Petitioners would lay the responsibility of electing in the future two Un-official Members of the Executive and four Un-official Members of the Legislative Council.

7. In this letter as in the Petition itself there is a striking absence of any adequate reason for a violent constitutional change. The instances given of the alleged constant employment of the Official vote to "vote down" the Un-official Members are so inept that their citation might be adduced as an argument to prove the absence of any legitimate grievance.

I attach excerpts from Hansard of all that passed in the Legislative Council concerning the vote in Finance Committee in connection with the Law Courts. The Chairman of that Committee was of opinion, and I agree with it, that no useful purpose would be served by further discussing the matter in the face of the circumstances described in my previous remarks in Council; and it is to be noted that although at the meeting a fortnight later, when the proceedings of the Finance Committee were brought up for confirmation, I alluded to the vote no question was raised upon it by Un-official Members.

8. With regard to the question of appointing a Commission to enquire into the organisation of the Nursing Staff at the Government Civil Hospital, I would Enclosure 6. invite your perusal of the enclosed extracts from Hansard which give an accurate

account of the discussion in the Legislative Council on this subject.

In intimating to the Council that I was unable to accept the motion of Mr. Pollock for the appointment of a Commission, I explained that I had asked your permission to increase the Nursing Staff by 3 Sisters, and in the circumstances I. put it to the Council that a Commission of Enquiry was not necessary.

The Mover of the Resolution preferred to ask for a division, on which it is true that the Un-official Members voted on one side and the Official Members and the General Officer Commanding on the other. But I think any impartial person would come to the conclusion that in this matter the Government did not "treat the Un- official Members in an adverse and hostile spirit instead of taking them into their counsel and co-operation to use Mr. Pollock's words. Moreover I am convinced that the other Un-official Members did not consider that they were being so Enclosure 7. treated. I append a Memorandum in which I have explained in detail the circumstances under which vacancies have occurred in the Nursing Staff and the steps taken to fill them.

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I do not think that more effective steps could have been taken to cope with an abnormal situation created by the war. It is true that leave cannot now be granted to two Sisters who have just become due for it under the new system of leave after 4 instead of 5 years service. But the Matron returned in March from a year's leave and one Sister is absent on a year's leave. One of the Sisters now due for leave was given at her own request 4 months' leave to Europe at the end of 1914, but eventually she did not take the leave though it was pointed out that it was desirable that she should take the leave when it was convenient to the Government.

Finally I may mention that in February last the two Sisters now due for leave were offered short leave of 2 months each to visit Japan during the current year. They refused the offer.

9. Mr. Pollock makes two very important suggestions in his covering letter which are not mentioned in the Petition. One, that the extremely limited franchise advocated by the Petitioners should be discarded for one consisting of Special and Common Jurors, with certain additions. The other, that to the ten Un-official Members of Legislative Council asked for by the Petitioners there should be added 2 nominated Chinese Members. I refrain from comment upon these suggestions as I have no means of knowing whether they represent the views of any responsible person or persons prepared to submit such changes for your consideration. Nor do I propose to criticise the articles from the local and from the Shanghai Press since they contain no point not covered by the fundamental objections to any form of self-government in this Colony.

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10. In paragraph 8 of his letter Mr. Pollock hazards the opinion that the Government sent to Press some of the correspondence concerning the Petition of 1894 "in the hope that they would adversely affect the signing of the Petition ". The Government had no such unworthy motive. In asking the Press to publish the correspondence it acted merely on a suggestion made by Mr. H. W. Looker, the head of the leading firm of Solicitors in Hongkong, who was no doubt actuated by the sound principle that it is wise for a man to hear both sides of a question before arriving at a decision.

11. I enclose copy of the questions put by Mr. Pollock at the Meeting of the Legislative Council to which he refers in paragraph 5 of his letter. and of my answer thereto. I do not consider that there is any weight in the argument that an increase in the Un-official element in the Executive and Legislative Councils is necessary for the purpose of dealing with trade and shipping problems which may arise in anticipation of the closing of the war.

The Mercantile Community has ample means through the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce and otherwise of making any suggestions they desire on questions which must obviously be dealt with by His Majesty's Government on lines of Imperial policy and cannot be left to the Legislature of a Crown Colony.

I have, &c.,

Enclosure 1.

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &c.

PRINCE'S BUILDINGS, Hongkong, 9th March, 1916.

SIR,-I beg leave to inform His Excellency the Governor that I have this day posted to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies the Pétition for greater Un-official representation on the Councils of this Colony and a copy of the signatures thereto, together with a covering letter and the inclosures thereto; and I now inclose similar documents for the information of His Excel- lency, with the exception that I am sending herewith the original signatures to the Petition instead of a copy thereof.

In conclusion I would most respectfully draw the attention of His Excellency the Governor to paragraph 10 of the said covering letter and I now specially appeal to him that. in justice and fairness to the Petitioners and their cause, I may be furnished with copies of all Despatches and of all inclosures thereto which are sent by His Excellency the Governor or by the Hongkong Government to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies with reference to or in

any way connected with the above Petition.

The Honourable

Colonial Secretary.

I am, &c.,

H. E. POLLOCK.

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Enclosure 2.

HONGKONG, 9th March, 1916.

To The Right Honourable

SIR,

The Secretary of State for the Colonies.

1. In forwarding to you a l'etition from the British Residents in this Colony for greater Un-official representation on the Executive and Legislative Councils, I would ask leave to make some observations in this covering letter, by way partly of explanation and partly of argument.

2. In the first place I would point out that this Petition has been signed by 556 persons, (of whom about one dozen are Portuguese and British Indians, who, as hereafter stated in paragraph 6, were not intended to sign) whereas the 1894. Petition for greater representation, which is hereafter referred to, though open for signature by persons of every nationality, was signed by 363 only, of whom 284: were British, 10 Anglo-Chinese, 3 Americans, 4 Portuguese, and 47 British Indians.

3. In the second place I would beg leave to mention that the first 28 signa- tures are those of representatives of important shipping, commercial, and financial institutions doing business in this Colony, as the following particulars will

show

(1.) Mr. ROBERT SHEWAN.

Head of the firm of Shewan, Tomes & Company who manage the following

concerns in this Colony

(i) The Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Company capital

$600,000.

(ii) The Green Island Cement Company, capital $4,000,000. (iii) The Hongkong Tramway Company, capital £81,250 Stg. (iv) The China Light & Power Company, capital $300,000.

v) The China Provident Loan & Mortgage Company, capital

$2,000,000.

And are also Agents for several important Insurance Companies.

(2.) Mr. W. L. PATTENDEN.

(i) Representative of Gilman & Company who are Agents for Lloyd's and

other Insurance Institutions and for the National Provincial Bank of England and the London and Westminster Bank.

(ii) Chairman of the Court of Directors of the Hongkong and Shanghai

Bank; capital $15,000,000, with large Reserve Funds.

iii Director of the Union Insurance Society of Canton; authorized capital $4,000,000 paid up $1,600,000, with large Reserve Funds. (iv) Director of the China Trader's Insurance Company; authorized capital $2,000,000, paid up $600,000 with large Reserve Funds.

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) Director of the China Fire Insurance Company; authorized capital

$2,000,000, paid up $400,000, with large Reserve Funds.

(vi) Director of the Humphreys Estate & Finance Company; capital

$1,500,000.

(3.) Mr. P. H. HOLYOAK.

(i) Recently elected by the Chamber of Commerce to fill the Vacancy in

the Legislative Council occasioned by the death of Mr. Hewett.

(ii) Partner in the firm of Reiss & Company (Reiss Brothers, Manchester

and London).

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(iii) Director of the said Hongkong & Shanghai Bank.

(iv) Chairman of Board of Directors of the said Union Insurance Society

of Canton.

(v) Chairman of the Board of Directors of the said China Trader's

Insurance Company.

(vi) Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hongkong, Canton and

Macao Steamboat Company; capital $1,200,000.

(4.) Mr. A. PLUMMER.

(i) Representative of Bradley & Company, merchants. (ii) Director of the said Hongkong & Shanghai Bank.

(iii) Director of the said Union Insurance Society of Canton. (iv) Director of the said China Trader's Insurance Company.

(5.) Mr. C. MONTAGUE EDE.

General Manager of the said Union Insurance Society of Canton and of the

said China Trader's Insurance Company.

(6.) Mr. E. V. D. Parr.

Acting Superintendent of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation

Company.

(7.) Mr. STANLEY H. DODWELL.

(i) Representative of Dodwell & Co., Ltd., which Company are General Managers in this Colony of the Union Waterboat Company, capital $500,000, and Agents in this Colony for (amongst others)

(1) The Mogul Line of Steamers.

(2) The Warrack Line of Steamers.

(3) The Dodwell Line of Steamers (for New York).

(4) The Barber Line of Steainers.

(5) The Natal Line of Steamers.

(6) The Standard Life Assurance Company.

(7) The Thames & Mersey Marine Insurance Company.

(8) The Sperry Flour Company.

(9) The Kailan Mining Administration.

(ii) Vice Chairman of the Court of Directors of the Hongkong & Shang-

hai Bank.

(iii) Director of the said Union Insurance Society of Canton.

(iv) Director of the said China Trader's Insurance Company.

(v) Chairman of the Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, capital

$3,000,000.

(vi) Director of the said China Provident Loan & Mortgage Co.

(vii) Director of the Hongkong & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Co., capital

$3,000,000.

(8.) Mr. C. PEMBERTON.

Secretary of the said China Fire Insurance Company.

(9.) Mr. ALEC S. D. COUSLAND.

Representative of Alex. Ross & Co., Import & Export Merchants, also established at Shanghai & Liverpool, who are Agents for Sir Elkanah Armitage & Sons, Ltd., Manchester, and the United Turkey Red Co., Ltd., Glasgow.

(10.) Mr. W. H. Bell. Manager of the Asiatic Petroleum Company.

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(11.) Mr. R. D. HARVEY.

Manager of the British American Tobacco Co.

(12.) Mr. D. W. CRADDOCK.

(i) Agent of the Canadian Pacific Co.

(ii) Director of the Canton Insurance Office, authorized capital $2,500,000,

paid up $500,000, with large Reserve Funds.

(iii) Director of the said Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co. (iv) Director of the said Green Island Cement Company. (v) Director of the said Hongkong Rope Company.

(13.) Mr. H. P. WHITE.

(i) Head of Douglas Lapraik & Co., the Managers of the Douglas Steam-

ship Company, capital $1,000,000.

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Director of the said Canton Insurance Office.

(iii) Director of the Hongkong Fire Insurance Company; authorized capital $2,000,000, paid up $400,000, with large Reserve Funds. (iv) Director of the China Sugar Refining Company, capital $2,000,900. (v) Director of the Luzon Sugar Refining Company, capital $700,000. (vi) Director of the said Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co.

(vii) Director of the said China Light & Power Company. (viii) Director of the said China Provident Loan & Mortgage Company.

(ix) Director of the said Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Co.

(14.) Mr. W. E. CLARKE.

Secretary of the said Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Company.

(15.) Mr. R. M. DYER.

Manager of the said Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company.

16.) Mr. S. G. NEWALL.

Manager of the South British Insurance Co., subscribed capital

£1,000,000, paid-up £300,000.

(17.) Mr. W. A. DOWLEY.

General Manager of the Vacuum Oil Co.

(18.) Mr. T. E. PEARCE.

Of Messrs. J. D. Hutchison & Co., Merchants and Commission Agents-

also established at Shanghai.

(19.) Mr. C. S. GUBBAY.

(i) Representative of the firm of E. D. Sassoon & Co., Merchants.

(ii) Director of the said Hongkong and Shanghai Bank.

(iii) Director of the said Hongkong Fire Insurance Co.

(iv) Director of the said Hongkong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Co. (v) Director of the Hongkong Land Investment and Agency Company,

capital $5,000,000.

(vi) Director of the West Point Building Co., Ltd., capital $625,000.

(20.) Mr. N. S. MARSHALL.

The British representative of the International Banking Corporation (Ameri- can) with a capital of $3,250,000 Gold, and a yet larger Reserve Fund.

(21.) Mr. C. CHAMPKIN.

Acting manager of the Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd., with a paid-up

capital of £562,500 and large Reserve Funds.

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(22.) Mr. W. DICKSON.

Manager of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China, with a paid

up capital of £1,200,000 and large Reserve Funds.

(23.) Mr. HENRY HUMPHREYS.

Head of Messrs. J. D. Humphreys and Son, who are General Managers of

(i) The Peak Tramways Co., capital $750,000.

(ii) The said Humphreys Estate and Finance Co. (iii) A. S. Watson & Co., capital $900,000.

(24.) Mr. P. TESTER.

Manager of the Commercial Union Assurance Co.

(25.) Mr. W. M. HUMPHREYS.

Head of W. G. Humphreys & Co., Merchants.

(26.) Mr. S. J. CHINCHEN.

Agent of the North China Insurance Co.; authorized capital £150,000,

paid up £50,000, and large Reserve Funds.

(27.) Mr. M. P. BEATTIE.

Head of Messrs. W. R. Loxley & Co., Merchants and Commission Agents.

(28.) Mr. A. G. COPPIN.

Manager of the Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co.

To sum up, the above signatories are connected with the following Com- panies and Corporations, all of which except Numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, and 32, have their Head Office in Hongkong :-

1. Asiatic Petroleum Company.

2. British American Tobacco Company.

3. Canadian Pacific Company.

4. Canton Insurance Office, capital $2,500,000; paid-up $500,000, with

large Reserve Funds.

5. Chartered Bank of India Australia & China; paid-up capital £1,200,000,

with large Reserve Funds.

6. China Fire Insurance Company, capital $2,000,000, paid-up $400,000,

with large Reserve Funds.

7. China Light & Power Company, capital $300,000.

8. China Provident Loan & Mortgage Company, capital $2,000,000.

9. China Sugar Refining Company, capital $2,000,000.

10. China Traders Insurance Company, capital $2,000,000, paid-up

$600,000.

11. Commercial Union Insurance Company.

12. Douglas Steamship Company, capital $1,000,000.

13. Green Island Cement Company, capital $4,000,000.

14. Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, capital $15,000,000, with large Reserve

Funds.

15. Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Company, capital $1,200,000. 16. Hongkong Fire Insurance Company, capital $2,000,000, paid-up

$400,000, with large Reserve Funds.

17. Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, capital $3,000,000.

18. Hongkong & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Campany, capital $3,000,000. 19. Hongkong Land Investment & Agency Company, capital $5,000,000. 20. Hongkong Rope Manufacturing Company, capital $600,000.

21. Hongkong Tramway Company, capital £81,250.

22. Humphreys Estate & Finance Company, capital $1,500,000.

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23. International Banking Corporation, an American Concern with paid-up

capital of $3,250,000 Gold and a yet larger Reserve Fund.

24. Luzon Sugar Refining Company, capital $700,000.

25. Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company.

26. North China Iusurance Company, authorized capital £150,000, paid-up

£50,000, with large Reserve Funds.

27. Peak Tramways Company, capital $750,000.

28. Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company.

29. South British Insurance Company, subscribed capital £1,000,000, paid-

up $300,000.

30. Union Insurance Society of Canton, capital $3,100,000, paid-up

$1,240,000 with large Reserve Funds.

31. Union Waterboat Company, capital $500,000.

32. Vacuum Oil Company. An important American concern.

33. A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., capital $900,000.

34. West Point Building Company, capital $625,000.

4. Mr. Landale, the Hongkong head of Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd., and Mr. Shellim, the Hongkong head of Messrs. David Sassoon & Co., Ltd., as nominated members upon the Legislative Council, might not unnaturally have been expected to have some bias against the petition, but Mr. Landale informed me quite frankly that he was in favour of an Un-official Majority on the Legislative Council and was generally in favour of the other objects of the Petition but that he thought that it would be an ungracious act for him to sign because the Hong- kong head of Jardine, Matheson & Co. had always been nominated by the Govern- ment to a seat on the Legislative Council, without the necessity of any election, and that, by signing himself, he might be affecting in the above respect the position of future heads of Jardine, Matheson & Co. Mr. Shellim wrote to me that he was sorry that he could not see his way to signing the Petition as he did not consider the time opportune, but that generally he agreed with it and thought that it would have a better chance if brought forward at a more fitting opportunity.

Sir Paul Chater, who, as Mr. Chater, signed in 1894, the Petition to the House of Commons which asked (inter alia) not only for a British Un-official Majority on the Legislative Council but also for freedom of debate and voting for the Official Members, expressed his unwillingness to sign any such Petition now, on the ground that the time was inopportune because of the war.

Mr. Edkins who is in charge of Messrs. Butterfield and Swire here, without committing himself to any definite view either for or against the objects of the Petition, stated that it would, in any event, be impossible for him, as paid Manager of Messrs. Butterfield & Swire, to sign any such Petition without first referring the matter home to the partners in that firm for their decision.

Mr. Stabb, Chief Manager of the Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, stated his view that no change of any sort in the constitution was required.

With all due deference to Mr. Stabb's view I would point out:

(i.) That a former Chief Manager of that Bank, Sir Thomas Jackson, K.C.M.G. (then Mr. Jackson) signed the above-mentioned Peti- tion to the House of Commons in 1894, at a time when he had not only been thief Manager of the Bank for 18 years but had also had some personal experience himself as an Un-official Mem- ber of the Legislative Council.

(ii.) That all the Directors of the Hongkong & Shanghai Bank (except Mr. Edkins who adopted a non-committal attitude as above stated) are in general agreement with the Petition.

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5. With regard to the suggestion that the present time is inopportune for forwarding any such Petition (which suggestion seems rather like an echo of the utterance of His Excellency the Governor, in the Legislative Council, on the 23rd December last when I first raised the question) I would beg leave to state that it is fully and clearly recognized, that under the war conditions at present prevailing, no definite answer can be expected to this Petition until after the lapse of some months, but it is nevertheless earnestly and respectfully hoped that the consider- ation of this Petition will not be shelved until the end of the present War, because it is felt that increased Un-official representation on the Councils is desirable before that time arrives, in order that a Government, more representative of the wishes of the business men of this Colony, may be established for the purpose of dealing with any trade and shipping problems which may arise in anticipation of the close of the War.

6. I would also beg leave to draw your attention to the enclosed letter which I addressed to the four local British newspapers, enclosing a copy of the Petition. in which, in consequence of suggestions made to me, I promised that I would bring to your notice, in the covering letter forwarding the Petition, the desire expressed for a more comprehensive electoral body than the Chamber of Commerce or the Non-official Justices of the Peace.

I may add that it was deemed advisable to limit the signatories to those of British Race, and that no members of the Indian, Portuguese or Chinese com- munities have been asked to sign, though (as above stated), a few Indians and Portuguese have signed the Petition, presumably because they considered that they were interested as possible prospective voters, in their capacity of Jurors.

7. The Chinese Un-official Members of Council have not signed the Petition, (no Chinese being invited to sign, as above stated). In connection with this latter point, it may be observed that, if two additional Chinese Members were to be added to the Legislative Council, in addition to the 10 Un-official Members suggested in the Petition, the present proportion of Chinese Members to the rest of the Un-official Members would be preserved. It should also be noted that the present Petition does not ask, as did the 1894 Petition, for a British Un-official Majority, and consequently whether the number of Un-officials be 10 or be increased to 12 by the addition of two Chinese Members, it would be impossible to get an Un-official Majority otherwise than by the combined European and Chinese Un-official Vote. There would, therefore, be no risk whatever (as there might have been if the prayer of the 1894 Petition had been granted) of the wishes of the important Chinese community in this Colony being overruled by the vote of the British Un-official Members outweighing the combined votes both of the Official and the Chinese Members. The power of the Governor to suspend legislation and of the Secretary of State to veto it are additional safeguards to the rights of the native population.

8. I also enclose for your perusal articles by the four Local British news- papers on the Petition when it was first published in the Press, and the comments of the leading British newspaper in Shanghai, the North China Daily News (as copied into our Local Press) and also a Leading article of the Hongkong Daily Press upon the documents connected with the l'etition of 1894, which documents were sent by the Hongkong Government to the Press for publication, on the 25th January, 1916, apparently in the hope that they would adversely affect the signing of the Petition.

9. It is probably superfluous to point out that the solid Official Vote has constantly been employed for the purposes of voting down the Un-official Members, and their wishes, and I will content myself, therefore, with citing two instances from the Hongkong Hansard for 1914:-

(i) On the 23rd April 1914 (see p. 39 of Hansard) the Motion of the late Mr. Hewett, in Finance Committee, in which he was supported by all the other Un-officials then present, for the adjournment of the Law Courts vote for one fortnight only, was defeated by the Official Vote.

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(ii) At the very next Meeting of the Council, on the 7th May 1914 (see p. 47 of Hansard) the Motion made by me for a Commission of 5 Un-official Justices to be appointed to inquire into the sufficiency in number efficiency and organisation of the Nursing Staff at the Government Hospitals was defeated by the Official Vote, with, I may add, very unfortunate results at the present time, for

1. The Government Civil Hospital is yet more understaffed than it was then for the carrying on of the ordinary work; and is in fact seriously understaffed in view of the annual recurrence of plague, combined with cases of typhoid and other serious diseases; and 2. Sisters, who are due for leave and urgently require it after 4 years' work, are now unable to obtain it, and I may add that the difficulty of getting Nurses to come out to serve in the Govern- ment Hospitals in Hongkong is not in any way due to the War, for there is no similar difficulty experienced in getting Nurses to serve in Singapore and the Federated Malay States.

In making my Motion, on the above occasion, I said (see p. 44 of Han- sard):-"I think it is very much to be regretted that in this as in many other cases the Government of this Colony has treated the Un-official Members in an adverse and hostile spirit instead of taking the Un-official Members into their counsel and co-operation."

One is, in fact, forced to believe that such almost automatic and decidedly arbitrary employments of the Official Vote, as are referred to above, most de- cidedly would not take place if the Un-officials were not in a permanent and hope- less minority, being unable by any possible powers of persuasion or argument to obtain a majority of votes. In short the Officials can defeat the Un-officials with neatness and despatch every single time, no matter how strong the weight of public opinion is behind the latter, and the so-called representatives of the public on the Council have no real power whatever to give effect to the wishes of the public.

10. I am forwarding the l'etition with the original signatures thereto and a copy of this covering letter to the Colonial Secretary here for transmission to His Excellency the Governor, and I am at the same time asking, and I submit that my request is a perfectly reasonable one, that I should be furnished with a copy of every Despatch of His Excellency the Governor and of the Hongkong Government to you, upon or in any way connected with the Petition, and of any enclosures therein, in order that I may have, in consultation with others, an opportunity of replying to such Despatch or Despatches and enclosures (if any).

With many apologies for the length of this letter,

I am, Sir,

Your most obedient servant,

H. E. POLLOCK.

Enclosure 3.

PETITION FROM THE BRITISH RESIDENTS OF HONGKONG TO THE RIGHT HON. THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES FOR GREATER REPRESENTA-

TION OF THE PUBLIC ON THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

To the Right Honourable the Secretary of States for the Colonies.

The Humble Petition of the undersigned British Residents in the Colony of Hongkong Showeth as follows:—

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1.-Your Petitioners most respectfully submit for the gracious consideration of His Majesty the King that it is fitting and proper that the number of Un-official Members on the Executive and Legislative Councils should be increased, and that the principle of election should be extended.

2. In the first place, in regard to the Executive Council, Your Petitioners would point out that there are only 2 Un-official Members on that Council out of a total of 9 Members and also that those 2 Un-official Members are appointed on the recommendation or nomination of the Governor of this Colony, instead of being elected by bodies representative of the Public.

The Chamber of Commerce and the Non-official Justices of the Peace for this Colony have long been recognized as representatives of the Public for electoral purposes, those bodies having, since 1884, exercised the privilege of each of them electing 1 Un-official Member to the Legislative Council; and we now petition that there may be 2 additional Un-official Members on the Executive Council, one of them to be elected by the Chamber of Commerce and the other by the Non- official Justices of the Peace, and that any future vacancies on that Council may be filled by election by one of those bodies instead of by Government nomination.

3.-In the second place, in regard to the Legislative Council, Your Petitioners would point out that, as at present constituted (and as it has existed since 1896, when the Revenue was about $2,600,000, as against about $11,380,000 in 1915) this Council consists of 8 Official Members, and of 6 Un-official Members, 2 of whom only are elected by the aforesaid bodies as representatives of the Public, the other 4 Un-officials, of whom 2 are Chinese, being appointed by His Excellency the Governor.

Your Petitioners submit:

(1) That, as regards all the Un-official Members of this Council (other than the Chinese Members who stand on a somewhat special footing), the principle of election instead of Government nomination ought to be applied, and they would humbly submit that it is somewhat incon- sistent, whilst trusting the Chamber of Commerce and Non-official Justices to elect some of the European Members of this Council, to deny the right of election to them in the case of the other European Un-official Members.

(2) That the number of Un-official Members be increased to 10 by the addition of 4 Un-official Members, so as to create an Un-official Majority in the Legislative Council, as in the case of Cyprus and British Honduras.

In support of this second submission it is necessary to point out that the Official Members of the Legislative Council are not free to vote according to their convictions, and that, inasmuch as the Governor or other Presiding Officer, can commandeer all the Official votes, the Officials possess an absolute and permanent majority, whereas the Un-officials are in a permanent and hopeless minority. Under such circumstances a somewhat painful irony attaches to clause XVIII of the Royal Instructions, which enacts that "All questions proposed for debate in the Legislative Council shall be decided by the majority of votes, and the Governor or the Member presiding shall have an original vote in common with the other Members of the Council, as also a casting vote, if upon any question the votes shall be equal." In fact, the Legislative Council, as at present constituted, though consisting numerically of 14 Members, simply carries into effect the individual will and judgment of the Governor or other Presiding Officer.

4.-Whilst Your Petitioners are fully conscious of the extremely serious and engrossing nature of the present War, they nevertheless venture humbly to submit that the above defects in the purely internal and domestic Constitution of this Colony (which can readily be rectified by amending the Royal Instructions) call for some remedy and they conclude by most earnestly assuring His Majesty of their heartfelt loyalty and devotion.

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Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray :-

(1.) That there may be 4 Un-official Members on the Executive Council instead of 2, and that the 2 additional Members may be elected, one of them by the Chamber of Commerce and the other of them by the Non-official Justices of the Peace, and that any future vacancies on that Council may be filled by election by one of those bodies instead of by Government nomination.

(2.) That all the Un-official Members of the Legislative Council (other than the Chinese Members) may be elected, half of them by the Chamber of Commerce and half of them by the Non-official Justices of the Peace.

(3.) That the number of Un-official Members on the Legislative Council

may be increased from 6 to 10.

and Your Petitioners will ever pray, etc.

Dated the 19th day of January, 1916.

Robt. Shewan. W. L. Pattenden. P. H. Holyoak. John A. Plummer. C. Montague Ede. E. V. D. Parr. Stanley H. Dodwell. C. Pemberton.

Alec S. D. Cousland.

W. H. Bell.

R. D. Harvey. D. W. Craddock.

H. P. White.

W. E. Clarke.

R. M. Dyer. S. G. Newall. W. A. Dowley. T. E. Pearce. C. S. Gubbay. N. S. Marshall. C. Champkin. W. Dickson. Henry Humphreys. P. Tester.

W. M. Humphreys. S. J. Chinchen.

M. P. Beattie.

A. G. Coppin.

H. E. Pollock.

H. W. Bird. Evan Ormiston. W. Laughton Leask.

W. Logan. Andrew Forbes. H. Hancock.

T. W. Hin.

A. E Cocks. R. Henderson. E. G. Smith. Charles Forsyth. W. H. Ford.

W. A. Cornell.

T. C. Nixon.

W. R. Watson.

C. Farebrother Mason.

W. H. Sinith. Guy R. Haywood. J. Somerville Dobie.

A. Denison.

C. E. H. Beavis. A. R. Lowe. W. Wilkinson. S. H. Dutton. J. M. Gordon. H. F. Campbell. Geo. Grimble. E. J. Grist. F. Smyth. A. C. Watson.

W. G. Humphreys. F. Endell Rosser. L. Ronald Needham. A. H. G. Jackson, P. C. Potts. Illegible.

H. S. Bennett. D. E. Donnelly. J. H. Brister. D. G. Cheesman.

E. M. Hazeland.

R. E. Belilios. A. J. W. Rosser. S. W. Bacoll. F. B. L. Bowley. Geoffrey S. Archbutt. Wm. A. Donaldson.

S. Lack.

S. J. Wood.

J. H. Underwood.

E. E. de W. Abney.

P. D. Sutherland.

A. E. Martin.

H. E. Resker.

E. M. Tozer.

John Robertson. H. F. Stoneham.

Illegible. Illegible.

J. H. Gardiner. Geo. P. Lammert.

P. I. Jones. W. H. Gaskell. Eldon Potter. M. T. Johnson. Edward A. Ram. J. T. Douglas. G. A. Pentreath. Colbourne Little. A. H. Crew. J. Glaister.

E. I. Grant Smith. T. W. Hornby. John Paterson. P. D. H. Grant.

C. H. Davis.

H. Murray Bain.

H. W. Dick.

V. Sorby.

G. H. M. Bannerman.

C. B. Brooke.

T. W. A. Loughlin.. H. E. Gilroy. Chas. C. Stark. J. Finlay Wilson. E. Evan Jones.

A. S. F. Aucott. D. S. Goggin.

B. A. Hale. J. Owen Hughes. H. B. L. Dowbiggia. A. J. Pitcher. Donald Macdonald.

J. J. Stodart Kennedy. H. S. Dennys, Jr.

A. G. Gordon.

A. Ritchie.

A. M. Stark.

H. A. Cartwright. Win. Walker. E. A. M. Williams. John M. Taylor. Jas. Wm. Graham.

C. A. Middleton Smith.

A. Whitmarsh.

W. A. Butterfield.

J. Martin. J. Macdonald. Wilfred J. Hinton. Morton W. Buck.

B. Webb.

E. J. R. Mitchell. Illegible.

Allan Keith.

W. J. Morrison.

M. S. Sassoon.

N. J. Austin.

P. R. Butler.

Matthew J. D. Stephens. Illegible. Edgar Dawson.

K. Brayshay. E. J. Surman. F. A. Redmond. Walter Brown.

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W. Nicholson. J. D. Danby. J. M. McHutchon. A. M. Wilkie. R. N. McIntyre. H. J. Maim.

J. H. Macdonald. L. A. Barton. L. S. Greenhill.

C. H. Blason.

T. R. Chassels.

H. M. A. H. Gull.

A. L. Gace.

G. A. Robinson.

A. R. Austin.

F. W. James. John R. Kinghorn. Robt. Innes.

W. Armstrong. D. Templeton. J. Dalziel. T. Bateman.

S. Boulton.

H. L. Harron.

John McIntyre.

C. D. Sullivan.

J. Ferguson. J. Mitchell. Alex. Carmichael. J. Sloan. J. Muirhead. W. O'Brien.

R. J. Dunlevy.

W. J. Basslow. D. MacCrae.

Jas. Dickie.

Robert K. Duncan.

Geo. Gerrard.

A. N. Gransfield.

D. McNeill.

R. Aitken.

W. Hardwick. Henry T. Heath. C. P. Young. H. Dinnen. Robt. Perrie. J. McCubbin, N. Drummond. A. Nicol. W. P. Seath. T. Connelly. E. Beck. J. K. Ross.

H. W. Gill.

A. T. Currie.

F. C. Castlemaine.

A. H. Skelton. Wm. Crawford. R. L. Bridger. Duncan Clark, B. Eustace. D. K. Moss. George Curry. Wm. Anderson.

Geo. W. Avenell. R. Pestonji.

H. E. Scriven. Ernest D. Haskell. Arthur W. Smith. John Wattie. Lloyd Bland. R. D. Wilks.

R. W. Lee Jones. E. J. Ainslie.

G. H. Pennefather. B. W. Cormack. D. Murphy. Wm. Barker.

Gordon H. Wilson.

F. P. Shroff.

F. S. Madan.

A. Mackenzie. Wm. Gow.

J. C. England. Geo. Martin. H. O. Holt.

E. W. White.

Chas. D. Nicoll.

A. H. Hewitt.

Wm. J. W. Anderson.

J. Arnold.

G. H. Spaulding. H. F. Carmichael. Bertram Kennett. W. Wright.

J. T. McPherson. C. E. Warren.. E. H. Bunjé.

J. H. Mead.

F. Ellis.

A. Melbye.

H. Playfair.

H. E. Stevens.

F. D. Hough.

J. Kirk Maconachie.

Illegible. A. Dunrich.

Frank Graham. C. B. Buyers. J. Grant. A. Abraham. G. M. Xavier.

C. T. Gandall.

J. H. Simmons. E. E. Grieve. W. L. Forster. A. Fothergill. G. H. May. N. Croucher.

G. T. Bird.

Percival W. G. Wilkie. W. J. Hobbs.

J. Jack. Geo. Piercy.

A. E. Paine.

A. E. Silkstone.

D. M. Goodall.

W. R. Railton.

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G. Edwin Craddock. George Thornton. C. W. Alexander. W. Blakeston Hind. A. E. da Silva. Illegible.

R. A. Dastur. O. W. Fulcher. M. Fernandez. J. P. Xavier. F. Hobbs. A. Macdonald. W. S. Bailey. George Hunter. Francis Gomes. F. M. Gutierrez. J. H. Woollacott. H. Hutchison. James Willox. T. W. Robertson, H. W. Holmes.. V. W. Daniel. S. D. Setna.

B. S. D. Setna.

E. H. Parson.

R. C. Faithfull. James Smith.

A. Jenkins.

Illegible.

W. J. Wilkinson. Henny Sykes. H. Gittins. A. E. Crapnell. N. S. Moses.

A. H. M. da Silva.

P. S. Cassidy.

C. R. F. Raven.

J. H. May.

R. D. Hall,

J. Johnstone.

Chas. H. W. Kew.

R. Y. Anderson. W. E. Ford.

C. M. Heanley, M.B. A. Charlton.

H. Logan.

F. H. Hyndman. G. L. D. Jones. A. Bishop. A. J. d'Eça. F. E. Ranger. E. A. V. Hall. W. Gittins. H. J. Sleak. P. H. Murray. A. Stevenson. A. F. Hodgins. J. M. Remedios. Charles Genlen. Alfred Hicks. Frank G. Herridge. Percy Faithfull.

J. A. Tarrant.

Enos Seth.

**

G. Rapp. Lewis Guy. W. B. Muskett. J. R. Capell. Frank C. Todd. W. T. Olson. D. Wilson. A. W. Gibbs. A. P. Nobbs.

T. Rapp.

E. W. H. James.

J. Easton. Fred. Stapleton. J. R. Suiter. D. A. MacLeod.

Albert W. Smith.

H. Relph. J. Spittles.

Philip W. Goldring. H. Stephens.

A. C. Diss.

A. Mekirdy.

· P. Plage.

F. A. Mackintosh.

J. W. Gloyn.

Robert A. Donaldson.

P. Sall.

E. L. Jones.

F. B. Bridger.

H. H. Sandeman.

A. Viveash.

B. L. Frost. J. McFarlane. H. Smythe. Thos. Kerr. J. A. Bullin. Wm. Budge. Jno. McCubbin. J. Martin.

V. C. Fuhrum.

J. C. Saunders.

H. T. Richardson. S. Meadows.

A. Course.

Jas. Ormiston.

C. W. Brown. J. Elliott. John Lennox.

A. D. MacDonald.

A. K. Henderson.

S. Baker.

F. J. Dickie.

J. C. Finch.

Jno. Lambert. J. W. Kew.

Alfred H. Beale. W. C. Jack. J. N. McDougall. Walter J. Hill. John Prentice. Adam Gray. John Henderson. F. W. Wilson. C. M. Grieve.

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J. S. Johnston. P. Campbell. W. J. Crawford. W. G. Lawson. Robert Taylor. David L. Lyle.

Lawrence MacLaren. David Cowper: W. R. Oswald. Edmund R. Millar. A. N. Morrison. W. Glendinning. D. W. Ritchie. R. J. Wilton. P. Cooper.

A. E. Chunnett. F. Hubert. J. Orme. J. M. Crosk.

C. J. Thomson.

B. Thomson.

C. W. Fatt.

G. Manor,

C. H. Arnott.

F. E. Lane. John McCraken. T. W. Mackay. F. F. Duckworth. F. G. Clinsy. C. D. Silas.

J. Ormiston.

W. G. Tricker.

H. M. Alexander.

G. A. Miller.

J. G. Grant.

J. W. Harding. L. H. Martin. G. Grott.

A. Keating. Jno. S. Johnson. H. Langdon. E. J. McCombie. G. Lewis. H. George. J. Oudney. H. Doughty. J. D. Forrest. J. E. Bowron. J. S. Thomson. A. V. Harrison.

I. Stewart. A. McIntyre. J. Millar.

J. Brown.

H. Conway.

Edwin Banfield Cubey.

William Nicholson Fleming.

Walter Weir.

Charles Henry Summers.

Alexander Aitchison.

Archibald Stalker.

Alex. Davidson.

Wm. Wotherspoon. John Joseph Harrington.

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Andrew William Juster.

Andrew Smith.

John D. Polley.

J. M. Cormack. D. M. Mackay. D. Young. L. J. Blake. Wm. J. Clark.

D. Austin.

J. A. Hunter.

A. Leon.

D. McNeillie.

John P. Middleton.

Alex. A. Whitchen. P. Walter Ramsay. Wm. Bell.

Walter Henry Prowse. Andrew William Millar. Charles Mackay. Thomas Grimshaw. J. C. Ferguson. J. Millar..

John Weir.

J. Brand Chapman. William Lyle. David Harvey. Andrew M. Simpson. L. C. Blackburn. James Porter Robinson. Frank S. Cooke.

S. E. Gree.

H. Overy.

T. Duncan. J. W. Christian. David S. Cooper. James S. McIntosh. J. Vincent Braga. A. D. Gee.

Oscar R. C. Chunyut.

R. Abraham.

J. Walker.

Norman L. Railton.

R. C. Atkinson.

E. Abraham.

A. Bryson. D. Neilson. W. L. Weaser. James Hyde. David Mason. Clark Atkinson. R. A. Nicholson. Robt. Howard. H. H. Wilson. D. A. Goodwin. R. Kennedy. David Gow. David A. Purves. B. E. Redstone. W. Nicholls. Andrew R. Kinross. J. Colin Owen. W. H. Whiteley. J. J. Spradbery. W. Tulip. D. Keith.

James G. Garraway. Arthur Ireson.

David Gordon Dricoll.

James Henderson.

W. G. Baker.

G. F. Matthews.

G. Edwards.

W. Carstairs. G. H. Alcock. R. J. Dixon. F. C. Coleman. G. A. Lloyd Kay. M. E. Neidsen. W. M. Paul.

H. McCombie.

N. L. Railton.

Enclosure 4 (a).

2003/1915.

HONGKONG, 18th March, 1916.

SIR, I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 9th instant stating that you have sent to the Secretary of State for the Colonies a Petition, with copy of the signatures thereto together with a covering letter and enclosures, praying for greater Un-official representation on the Councils of the Colony, and enclosing copies of the documents with the signatures to the Petition in original for the information of the Governor.

In reply I am to transmit to you a copy of Colonial Regulation No. 213 and to point out that your action in forwarding the Petition to the Secretary of State for the Colonies direct is irregular and does not serve any useful object.

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With regard to your request that all despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State on this subject should be published, I am to point out that His Excellency has no objection whatever to that course but since the correspondence will be addressed to the Secretary of State its publication is a matter for the Se- cretary of State to decide.

As a lawyer you will appreciate the importance in a matter of this kind of referring your quotations of opinions of Messrs. Landale and Shellim to the principals. I attach for your information the enclosed correspondence on the subject.

I am also to forward for your information correspondence with the Chinese Un-official Members of Council on the subject of your statement that no members of the Chinese community were asked to sign the Petition, which I may here observe was deposited in various public places for any one to sign who might wish to do so.

The Honourable

Mr. H. E. POLLOCK, K.C.

2003/1915.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th March, 1916.

SIR, I am directed to inform you that a petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies has been forwarded to His Excellency the Governor by Mr. H. E. Pollock. In a covering letter to the Secretary of State a passage occurs, § 4 page 14. of which I enclose a copy, and I am to enquire whether it reports correctly what

you said to Mr. Pollock.

I enclose a copy of the petition in order that you may see its object, and I am to request you to be so good as to return it to me with your reply.

The Honourable

Mr. DAVID LANDALE.

2003/1915.

I

am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th March, 1916.

SIR,I am directed to inform you that a petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies has been forwarded te His Excellency the Governor. by Mr. H. E. Pollock. In a covering letter to the Secretary of State the following

passage occurs :

"Mr. Shellim wrote to me that he was sorry that he could not see his

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way to signing the petition as he did not consider the time oppor- "tune, but that generally he agreed with it and thought that it "would have a better chance if brought forward at a more fitting "opportunity."

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I am to ask you to be so good as to let me have a copy of the letter referred to, or, if you have not got one, to inform me whether you are reported correctly in the passage I have quoted.

I enclose a copy of the petition in order that you may see what it is that you were asked to sign and I should be obliged if you would return it to me with your reply.

The Honourable

Mr. E. SHELLIM.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 16th March, 1916.

SIR,—I have to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 14th instant.

The Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock without any application for my sanction. has made use of my name in a manner which was not warranted by any conversation I had with him and has represented views which I do not remember giving expression to in a light favourable to his petition with a view of explaining the absence of my signature therefrom.

My personal views on the subject, dealt with in the petition, are not fully crystalized and I thought I made it clear to Mr. Pollock that I could not support any changes in the Government here without first being given time to submit them to those I represent at home.

I am, &c.,

DAVID LANDALE.

The Honourable

Mr. CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary,

Hongkong.

HONGKONG, 16th March, 1916.

SIR,-In reply to your letter of the 14th March, No. 2003/1915, I have the honour to inform you that I am correctly reported in the passage quoted by you.

I beg to point out, however, that my letter was supplementary to a con- versation I had with Mr. Pollock in which I expressed the view that some well considered concessions might well be made by the Government but I did not consider the present an opportune time to raise the question. My letter should be read entirely with reference to such conversation which did not refer in any way to the details of the petition or proposals which I had not considered and which it was impossible for me to study in the time then at my disposal.

I am emphatically of opinion that at this stage of the Great War in which the Nation is engaged, it is out of place to bring forward a question of the nature of the petition.

I am, &c.,

The Honourable

The Colonial Secretary,

Present.

E. SHELLIM.

2003/1915.

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COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th March, 1916.

SIR,-I am directed to inform you that a petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies has been forwarded to His Excellency the Governor by Mr. H. E. Pollock. In a covering letter to the Secretary of State a passage occurs § 7 page 15. of which I enclose a copy.

I am to enquire whether Mr. Pollock approached you and Mr. Lau Chu-pak or either of you on the subject of your signing the petition, and if he did approach you what your reply was.

The Honourable

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

2003/1915.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 14th March, 1916.

SIR,-I am directed to inform you that a petition addressed to the Secretary of State for the Colonies has been forwarded to His Excellency the Governor by Mr. H. E. Pollock. In a covering letter to the Secretary of State a passage occurs § 7 page 15. of which I enclose a copy.

I am to enquire whether Mr Pollock approached you and Mr. Wei Yuk or either of you on the subject of your signing the petition, and if he did approach you what your reply was.

The Honourable

Mr. LAU CHU-PAK.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

HONGKONG, 15th March, 1916.

SIR,-We have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter No. 2003/1915 dated the 14th instant enclosing a copy of an extract from Mr. H. E. Pollock's letter, &c.

In reply, we beg to state that Mr. Pollock had twice spoken to us on the subject of the petition to the Secretary of State for the Colonies and we suggested that we had better be left alone as we had heard no mention of the matter by the Chinese public nor had they approached us on the question.

The Honourable

The Colonial Secretary,

&c.,

We have, &c.,

WEI YUK.

&c.,

&c.

LAU CHU-PAK.

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Enclosure 4 (b).

No. 2003/1915.

PRINCE'S BUILDINGS, HONGKONG, 22nd March, 1916.

SIR,-Your letter to me of the 18th instant did not reach my office till the 20th (on which day I was absent from the office) and I now beg leave to reply to it and to its inclosures, and I beg to request you to kindly transmit this letter of mine to the Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies, at the same time as you forward to him your letter to me of the 18th instant and its inclosures.

2. With regard to the third paragraph of your said letter I beg leave respect- fully to point out that the request contained in my letter to you of the 9th instant was not a request that all Despatches from the Governor to the Secretary of State on the subject of the Petition should be published, though I should, if I may be permitted to say so, welcome such publication, but my request was, in fact, for something different, namely, that "in justice and fairness to the Petitioners and their cause, I may be furnished with copies of all Despatches and of all inclosures thereto which are sent by His Excellency the Governor or the Hongkong Govern- ment to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies with reference to or in any way connected with the Petition ".

3. I am much obliged to you for forwarding to me copies of correspondence which has passed between Mr. Landale and Mr. Shellim and the Chinese Members of Council and yourself and beg to say as follows:-

(1) With regard to Mr. Landale's letter to you of the 16th instant, I adhere to and repeat the statements which I made in paragraph 4 of my covering letter, of the 9th instant, to the Secretary of State, because those statements are absolutely true. I may add that Mr. Landale never gave me to understand that he could not sign the Petition (of which I left a copy with him for perusal) without first referring the matter home, and that the only reason which he gave me for not signing the Petition is the reason which I have quoted in paragraph 4 of my said covering letter.

As Mr. Landale did not ask me to treat what he said to me as confiden- tial, I cannot admit that there was any impropriety on my part in quoting him, or that there was any necessity for first obtain- ing his sanction.

(2) With reference to Mr. Shellim's letter to you of the 16th instant, in which he seeks to qualify what he wrote to me by a previous verbal conversation, I beg leave to state that, at the only verbal conversation which I had with him on the subject, he asked me to leave a copy of the Petition with him (which I did) and told me that he would put his views into writing and send them to me, which he did on the following day, and he admits that I have correctly quoted to the Secretary of State what he (Mr. Shellim)

wrote to me.

(3) With regard to the Chinese Members of Council, the question arose, while I was discussing a draft of the Petition with them, as to whether the Chinese should be included in the Petition, and the Chinese Members said they had better be omitted. Accordingly, when the Petition was printed in its final shape and ready for signature, I did not invite them or any of the Chinese to sign the Petition, which was not sent to any Chinese Club, Institution or Store. Moreover the Petition expressly states, in its terms, that it is a Petition by "British Residents" and it was, therefore, not open, (as you suggest in your letter under acknowledgment) "for any one to sign who might wish to do so ". The Petition of 1894, on the other hand, was, by its terms, open to signatories of every Race.

I am, &c.,

H. E. POLLOCK.

The Honourable

Colonial Secretary.

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Enclosure 5.

THE LAW COURTS BUILDING CONTRACTS.

(Extract from the Hansard of 23rd April, 1914.)

With regard to Financial Minute No. 12, relating to a vote of $18,505 in connection with the building of the new Law Courts, the Colonial Secretary said: -I have a copy of the award given by Major Wenborn which I will circulate for the inspection of members of the Council.

His Excellency, in connection with Financial Minute No. 12, said-It will be within the recollection of members that on the occasion of the debate on the Estimates for 1913 the honourable member nominated by the Chamber of Com- merce animadverted upon the delay in the building of the Law Courts and the Post Office; and on behalf of unofficial members asked for a Commission to enquire into the administration of the Public Works Department and the cause of delays in carrying out Public Works. In consequence of those representations a Committee was appointed to enquire into the delay and excess expenditure over Estimates in the case of the Law Courts and Post Office, and their report on the subject of the Post Office was laid on the table some months ago. It was im- possible for the Committee to prosecute their inquiries into the building of the Law Courts, because the accounts for that work had, owing to disputes with the contractor, not been closed. The contractor claimed $55,448.23 for value of extra work performed in connection with the above building, and as no agreement could be arrived at on the subject it was agreed to submit the question to the arbitration of Major Wenborn, whose services were kindly lent by His Excellency the General Officer Commanding for the purpose. The award is $32,360.35 less $15,854.58 overpaid to the contractor, or a nett sum of $16,505. The arbitrator's award is laid on the table for the perusal of members. His fee amounts to $2,000, and on the recommendation of the arbitrator it is proposed that this fee should be defrayed by the Government. Mr. H. G. C. Fisher, the Executive Engineer in charge of the erection of the Law Courts, has recently been invalided out of the service, and will not return to the Colony. An enquiry without his presence as a witness is not possible, and in these circumstances I do not propose to ask the Committee to hold any further enquiry. I am not without hope that delays such as occurred in the case of the building referred to will not be repeated.

The Colonial Treasurer seconded, and the motion was agreed to.

Enclosure 6.

NURSING STAFF AT GOVERNMENT CIVIL HOSPITAL.

(Extract from the Hansard of 7th May, 1914.)

Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock, in accordance with notice of motion, asked :—

1.- When was the decision arrived at to increase the staff of the Medical Department by two Probationers instead of by two Sisters ; between what dates were the Probationers advertised for, and in what newspapers ?

2. Has it been found by the Government, as the result of experience, that it is an easy matter to engage Probationers possessing sat- isfactory qualifications? Do not such Probationers, as a rule, re- quire, during the first year of their engagement, to be carefully supervised by the Sisters?

3. In the year 1913 how many Military women and children were cared for in the Government Hospitals, and what fees did the Govern- ment receive in respect of such cases? Has there been any, and, if so, what increase in the Government Nursing Staff, and when, since the Government took over the care of such cases from the Military Authorities?

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4.-How many Sisters are there now on the Nursing Staff at the Govern- ment Civil Hospitals? Are two of such Sisters liable to be sent down to the Kennedy Town Hospital to nurse small-pox and other infectious diseases, and are two more of such Sisters attend- ing for the greater part of their time to the nursing of private cases in different parts of the Colony?

5.-How many Probationers are there now on the Government Nursing Staff, and how many were there on the 23rd October, 1913, and the 23rd April, 1914, respectively?

6. When will the vacancies, which were caused by the marriages of two Sisters in April, 1914, be filled up? How long before such marriages did the Government know that they would take place, and has the Government taken any and what steps to fill up such vacancies and when?

7. What is the maximum number of beds which a Sister on night duty

has attended to since the 1st May, 1913?

The Colonial Secretary returned the following answers :-

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Question 1:-On the 19th August, 1913, two Probationers were ad- vertised for in the Hongkong Daily Press, and in the Hongkong Telegraph, in each case from 11th July, 1913, to 17th July, 1913. In the same papers three Probationers were advertised for from the 22nd to 28th November, 1913. Five Probationers were advertised for in the South China Morning Post from the 6th to 12th March, 1914.

Question 2-(a) Until recent years a fairly good supply of Probationers

was forthcoming. (b) Yes.

Question 3-208 Military women and children were cared for in the Government Hospitals in 1913, and $8,881.88 was received in fees on their account. These fees leave no profit to the Govern- ment. There has been no increase in the Nursing Staff since the taking over of the Military cases. The admission of women and children of the Garrison has not materially increased the work of the Sisters, as the following figures will show :-

DAILY AVERAGE OF PATIENTS UNDER TREATMENT.

Civil Hospital.

1908.

1909.

1910....

1911.

1912.

1913....

.88.6

.90.2

......92.0

...91.2

....94.8

..85.6

Maternity Hospital.

1908.....

..2.61

1909....

..3.8

1910...

1911...

.3.7

.4.07

1912...

..4,57

Excluding

infants

1913.

..7.2

Victoria Hospital.

1911..

1912.... 1913...

14.24

10.35

...14.04

Question 4:-This question evidences considerable misapprehension. The Staff of Sisters at the Government Civil Hospital borne on the Estimates is 9. At Kennedy

At Kennedy Town Hospital it is 2. At Victoria Hospital it is 2. There are in addition in residence at the Government Hospital 2 Private Nursing Sisters. When the

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Sisters for Kennedy Town Hospital are not required then they do duty at the Government Civil Hospital. When the Private Nursing Sisters are not out nursing they are available for duty at the Government Civil Hospital. At the present time there a e 8 Sisters of the Government Civil Hospital Staff on duty at the Government Civil Hospital and also 2 Private Nursing Sisters who do not happen to be out nursing. There are three Si-ters on duty at the Victoria Hospital. There are none at Kennedy Town Hospital. The Private Nursing Sisters are engaged at private nursing for about 9 months in the year each. One of them is thus available for 6 months in the year at the Government Civil Hospital. The Kennedy Town Hospital Sisters are for the greater part of the year employed at the Government Civil Hospital.

Question 5-(a.) Two. (b.) Four. (c.) Two.

Question 6:- Oue vacancy was filled by the arrival of a Sister on the 30th April, 1914. The second vacancy has been filled and the Sister is expected to arrive at the end of June.

Question 7-It is not possible to ascertain from the statistics kept the largest number of occupied beds which a Sister on night duty has attended to since the 1st of May, 1913. The daily average num- ber of patients in the Civil Hospital in 1913 was 85.6, excluding maternity cases, while two Sisters were on night duty during that period, except during the month of August, when two fairly senior Probationer Nurses each did a fortnight duty instead of a Sister. Two Sisters for night duty has been the recognised number for the last 10 years.

Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock then, in accordance with notice previously given, moved the following resolution :—

That the Governor-in-Council be requested to nominate (under the Com- missioners Powers Ordinance, 1886), five Unofficial Justices of the Peace as Commissioners for the purpose of instituting, making and conducting an enquiry as to the sufficiency in numbers, efficiency, and organisation of the Nursing Staff at the Govern- ment Hospitals and as to their terms of service, pay and allowances.

Hon. Mr. Pollock, in moving the resolution, said-Your Excellency, I beg leave to move the motion of which I have given notice, and as hon. members have it in printed form before them I trust that it may be taken as read. Sir, this motion is a continuation, so to speak, of a request which was made by my hon. friend representing the Chamber of Commerce, when he was speaking on behalf of himself. and the other unofficial members of the Council in his speech relating to the Estimates, on October 23rd. 1913, and I think, Sir, that it may be confidently stated that if my hon. friend had then been given the information which was supplied at the last meeting of this Council by the Colonial Secretary, that the request which my hon. friend put forward on the 23rd of October last, for the appointment of a committee of five Unofficial Justices of the Peace to inquire into the nursing staff question at the Government Civil Hospital, would there and then have been pressed home. The fourth question which I put at the last meeting of the Council and the answer which was given to it by the Colonial Secretary are both of them so important that I will crave the indulgence of this Council to read them now. My fourth question was :-

"Was any written representation sent in by the Nurses on the Staff of the Government Civil Hospital to the Principal Civil Medical Officer last summer upon the subject of the insufficiency in num- bers of the Nursing Staff at that Hospital? Will the Govern- ment lay such written representation upon the table of this Coun-- cil? Has any answer been sent to such written representation ? If so, will the Government lay such answer upon the table of this Council? What steps, if any, have been taken, and when, to remedy such insufficiency?"

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To that question the Colonial Secretary replied as follows:-

"No such written representation was made to the Principal Civil Medical Officer by the Sisters (they are not called Nurses); but under date of the 2nd of July last the Superintendent of the Govern- ment Civil Hospital addressed a letter to the Principal Civil Medical Officer setting forth on behalf of the Sisters reasons why they considered their number should be increased by two. The Superintendent recommended the increase, as did the Principal Civil Medical Officer. The Governor, after investigation, recog- nised that an increase in staff was neccessary, but decided that it should take the form of two additional probationers. This decision was communicated to the Head of the Department, and provision was made accordingly in the Estimates for the current year.

In February of this year the Governor enquired whether the extra probationers had been engaged, and he was informed that it had not been found possible to engage them. In these circum- stances the question of the reorganization of the staff of sisters and probationers was again taken up and is being considered at the present time. It is not considered that any useful purpose would be served by laying papers on this subject on the table.”

Now that answer discloses a very strange state of affairs, for it shows that at the beginning of July last, long before our very long and trying summer had come to an end, the strain and stress of work amongst the sisters of the Government Civil Hospital was such that they took a strong and very unusual step in petition- ing for an increase to be made in their numbers, giving definite reasons for asking for that increase, but reasons which the Government has thought fit to withhold from the cognisance of this Council and from the cognisance of the outside public. That request of the sisters did not stand alone, for it was backed up and supported by the recommendation of the two leading Government Medical Officers, namely, the Superintendent of the Government Civil Hospital and the Principal Civil Medical Officer. And one would have imagined that only one answer could possibly have been given to the request of the sisters, backed up as it was by the recommendations of the two leading Government officers a telegram promptly sent home to the Colonial Nursing Institute for the dispatch of two sisters from England. We are now told, however, that nothing of that sort was done, and that your Excellency decided to disregard that request of the sisters and the recommendations of the medical officers of the Government and, instead to engage two probationer nurses in the place of two trained and qualified nurses from home. I sent in a question, Sir, to be answered at this meeting, asking for what reason that decision was arrived at, and although that question has been ruled out, I am still not without hope that some explana- tion of that decision will be forthcoming this afternoon, and that it may be given for the benefit of the members of this Council and the outside public. It is, of course, cheaper to obtain probationers than trained nurses, but in this matter efficiency ought surely to have been preferred to economy, and surely the promptest action ought to have been taken to remedy the evil instead of the periodical and wholly fruitless advertisements for probationers which are set out in the answers given to me to-day to my first question. The net result of what has been done, Sir, is that ten months of time has been absolutely and entirely wasted, and we find ourselves now, at the beginning of another hot season, with its liability to recurrent epidemics, no further forward than we were at the beginning of July last, when this request was made by the sisters and backed up by the leading Government Medical Officers. It seems to be admitted, Sir, although one has not had a long time to study it, in answer to my question 2 that probationers do require a considerable amount of supervision during their first year of employment as proba- tioners, and therefore, Sir, I wholly fail to see how, under these circumstances, two probationers could have been considered, fairly and properly, an efficient substitute for two trained nurses out from home. With regard to the two sisters having recently married, we are informed in the answers given to my questions just now, that the place of one of them only has been filled up, and so far as I can see the Government has avoided answering part of my sixth question on that subject altogether. Part of my sixth question was, "How long before such marri- ages did the Government know that they would take place?" and not the smallest

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attempt has been made on the part of the Government to answer that question, and it is not unfair to assume that no attempt has heen made because no attempt can reasonably be made to show why they did not take the prompt steps which they ought to have done to fill both these vacancies as soon as they knew that they were likely to occur. I should very much like to know, Sir-we are told that the second vacancy will be filled by a sister who is expected at the end of June- when it was known that the second sister was going to be married, and what steps were taken to fill up the vacancy; whether steps were taken by letter or telegram to fill her place. There is an attempt made, Sir, in answering my fourth question to suggest that it is put under considerable misapprehension. I listened very care- fully at the time of the answer to that question, and I fail to realise on what strength that statement is made. It seems to me that a good deal of the answer to that question is wholly and entirely outside the scope of that fourth question. As regards the number of probationers in the Government Civil Hospital, appar- ently it is very short. Apparently there are two probationers in the Government Civil Hospital out of a total of seven contemplated in the Estimates for 1914 on the 23rd of October last. I am wrong. There were four on the 23rd of October last and there were two on the 23rd of April, 1914. In other words, Sir, apparently during the last six months, instead of having seven probationers, our number of probationers has dwindled down from four to two. With reference to the answer to my seventh question, I should have thought it would have been possible to answer it in some reasonably intelligent fashion and not in the way in which it is answered. If the maximum number of particulars could not have been given, I should have thought at all events that some approximate figure could have been given. I am inundated with a whole number of figures in connection with the military women and children, but I must confess, Sir, that notwithstanding the fact of my being swamped with these figures at a moment's notice, and being a mere ordinary man, that I fail to see how an extra 280 women and children could fail to give some extra work to the nursing staff. The answer given to-day is practically to the effect that such a trifling matter as that cannot possibly make any difference at all. I can only say that I fail to appreciate the force of that argument. There is another point, Sir, which I think ought to be mentioned in connection with the work of the Government Civil Hospital, and that is the fact that of late years plague cases which used to be dealt with at the Kennedy Town Hospital are being treated at the Government Civil Hospital. And these cases, Sir, with the liability of the unfortunate patients who suffer from plague to become delirious, are calculated obviously to cause a special anxiety, and to impose a special strain upon the nursing sisters. There is also the fact, Sir, suggested in the speech made by my hon. friend representing the Chamber of Commerce on the 23rd of October last, that sisters were engaged in maternity cases at the same time as they were engaged on other cases. That is surely a matter which urgently calls for remedy, especially as the maternity hospital is situate at some considerable distance from the Government Civil Hospital itself. Sir, I very much deprecate the way in which my questions have been answered in this matter. I think it is very much to be regretted that in this as in many other cases the Government of this Colony has treated the unofficial members in an adverse and hostile spirit instead of taking the unofficial members into their counsel and co-operation. Sir, in making this motion and in pressing it, the unofficial members are pursuing what they consider to be the cause of justice and right. The overworking of our employees is at all times to be deprecated, and more especially is it so when applied to women who are conscientiously engaged in a trying climate in combatting disease and in nursing the sick. To these women the public of the Colony owes a deep debt of gratitude, and it is in the hope of dis- charging part of that debt, by the lightening of their labours, and by improving the conditions under which they serve, that this present motion is now being made.

Hon. Mr. Hewett-Your Excellency, I have very much pleasure in second- ing the motion brought forward by my hon. and learned friend opposite. The motion, as we are all aware, is practically following up a request made by me at the request of my unofficial colleagues six months ago or more, in reply to the budget speech last autumn. Perhaps it would be as well to emphasise the point, because I doubt if it is really thoroughly understood that in bringing forward this motion, in speaking as the unofficial members have spoken on the question of the nurses of this Colony, we are not only speaking on behalf of ourselves, but we have a

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very large following in the Colony to support us, and to justify the motion now brought forward. I am quite satisfied in my own mind that we are thoroughly justified in pressing this home, and I can only regret that the Government up to the present moment have not taken, not only the unofficial members, but the whole of the ratepayers of the Colony into their confidence. I think this should be done. I think the Government has been remiss in this matter. Knowing as they should that there was this feeling, they should have told us exactly what their reasons were for taking the steps they have. Had they done so, the moving of this motion would have been unnecessary. It is comparatively recently that we have had this demand for trained lady nurses from home. It was practically an innovation up to the last quarter of a century, but we must deal with things as they are, and not as they were. It may possibly be urged that this is a small Colony: it is not very wealthy, I admit, and it may probably be said that we have a very satisfactory number of uurses, and cannot afford any more. That is a debateable point. I think we can and we ought to. That is not the question. As to the number of nurses, we have to deal with a population of so many hundreds of thousands of people. The point is that we require trained nurses from Home, not local proba- tioners who, as we know, are practically of little use for certainly many mouths after they first take office. We are prepared to pay anything in reason for this necessity-not luxury, absolute necessity; exactly in the same way as wireless, which was unknown a few years ago, is now an absolute necessity to modern ship- ping. If it can be proved to the satisfaction of the Colony that we cannot afford more nurses, that we have got to rest content with the small staff we have, then I can only say that the whole reorganisation of the work of that staff should be considered. We believe we are amply justified in stating that this good ladies are greatly overworked. We know the number of patients who are treated in the hospitals, and we know the number of nurses, and we quite realise that they cannot possibly satisfactorily grapple with the amount of work they are supposed to do. Now, I am not speaking without special knowledge. It has been my fate to have had very considerable experience of nurses and nursing homes. I spent many months at two very well-known nursing homes in London, where women were constantly relieved, undertaking comparatively few cases, and some of them only single cases. They were working night and day under my personal observation, and I know that, even, under the most favourable conditions, the work was so arduous that they constantly required recreation. The nurses here have other things to contend with. They have a tropical climate, suffer troubles, illnesses and petty annoyances in the way of prickly heat and so forth, which they would escape at Home. This is all added to the fact that they are dealing with a great number of cases at the same time; I believe I am right in saying, far too many cases, and the holidays are, comparatively speaking, few and far between. I maintain that the Government have no right to work their employees to such an extent, certainly not ladies, delicate women engaged in an arduous profession and in a hostile climate. It is wrong, absolutely wrong, and if you cannot see your way to in- crease the staff, then you must reduce their labours. It is making a farce of the thing to ask women to undertake more work than they can possibly carry out, and then turn round and say, "This is our nursing staff, as good as any other Colony of the same size has, and you must be satisfied." That is not the way to look at it. I think the Government should take the whole community fully into- their confidence. Let us discuss this question, not in a hostile spirit, but working for the best results to the Colony, and I am quite sure, Sir, that any reasonable proposition your Excellency puts before us we shall be glad to accept. We do consider, in the first place, that the staff should be increased, and, if that is not possible, that the work of the nurses should be decreased.

His Excellency-Gentlemen, I am sorry I cannot accept this motion for a very simple reason. The number of recommendations to increase the staff which are forwarded every month in the year to the Governor by each department are very numerous, and if I were to appoint a committee to inquire into each one of these with which I did not agree, well, the busy time of unofficial members of this Council, and of civilians outside Government departments who apparently desire of sit on such committees, would be occupied to an extraordinary extent. Now, it is the rule of the Government service that if the head of a department wants an increase of staff he sends forward a recommendation, backed by solid facts, in time for provision to be made in the estimates of the succeeding year after there has been

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time to get the sanction of the Secretary of State to the increase in the personnel. This recommendation was made in the middle of last summer, beyond the time which I have stated. When you come to examine the facts set out in the answers to the questions of the hon. member you are faced with the conclusion that there has been no great increase of cases treated in the hospitals; no extensions to the hospitals of any material size; nothing to indicate why, suddenly, in the middle of the

year 1913, it is considered necessary to increase the staff of the hospitals. There have been many able heads of the Medical Department. Dr. Atkinson himself was the man who introduced the Nursing Staff from Home. For several years before he left the Colony the staff stood as it is now. He never made any recommendations for an increase. Therefore, when I received the recommendation, backed as it was by officers of the department-but that is nothing extraordinary, for some heads of departments are only too ready to recommend increases in their staff-it was not surprising that I should consider it necessary that some justification should be given me for such an increase. I considered that an increase in the probationers' staff would be sufficient. I made that decision on the 11th August, and left the Colony on leave on the following day. Probably, if I had remained here, and it had been represent- cd to me that it was difficult to get probationers, then I might have made some other disposition. As it was, remarks made by the hon. member who represents the Chamber of Commerce when the Estimates were under consideration were brought to my notice when I returned. I inquired whether probationers had been obtained, and as they had not, then I proceeded to thoroughly investigate the conditions of the staff. Well, the conclusion I arrived at was that while the staff was absolutely adequate for the work it has to do, there was no provision for absences during leave. That is in accordance with the policy of this Government; no department is supplied with extra members for filling vacancies caused through leave. I also found a matter which had not been, but required to be, dealt with, and to which I had myself drawn attention before I went on leave; that was the treatment of maternity cases by nurses from general wards. That is a point which ought to be remedied. Taking these two points into consideration, I came to the conclusion since the last meeting of the Council that I would recommend to the Secretary of State an increase of three sisters as a temporary measure pending further investigation as to the disposition of the staff. One of these nurses has been engaged, and we are looking for two more. I trust that that information

will be satisfactory to hon. members, and it seems to render quite unnecessary the elaborate committee which they wish to have appointed.

Hon. Mr. Pollock-Does your Excellency mean three sisters in addition to the one coming out at the end of June to supply the vacancy of one of the sisters who got

married?

His Excellency-Yes, and I think it would be useful if I just say a word about the work of these sisters. I have the greatest sympathy for them. I have suffered a great deal myself; I passed perhaps eight years of my life in bed when a boy, being nursed, so I know what good nursing means. Now, these sisters here do eight hours' duty out of the twenty-four; that is to say, they have sixteen hours of leisure. At the London Hospital the nurse on day duty goes on at 7 in the morning and remains on duty till 9.30 p.n., with an interval of three hours off duty out of that time, and the nurse on night duty is on for twelve hours at a spell. In addition, the nursing staff at the London Hospital do the whole of what I may call the menial services; they have no other help or assistance of any kind, they have to wash patients, make the beds, deal with slops, bed pans, etc., carry food and medicines; in fact everything is done by the nursing staff with the exception of scrubbing floors, cleaning stoves, making fires and washing crockery. Now, the sisters here are assisted by no less than 22 ward boys in the Government Civil Hospital and two amahs, and in the Maternity Hospital by five amahs. The whole of the drudgery work is done by this part of the staff, and in addition there is a staff of coolies to do the housemaid work, so the plea of overwork won't hold water. There is another point I would like to mention, and that is, that as far as I can make out there is not any hospital in any Crown Colony of the size of the Civil Hospital that has the same amount of Europeau nursing staff. I have been in the Colony of Fiji, which has a very large medical department, and certainly, we had nothing like the white staff there. The same obtains in Ceylon, and in Singapore and the Straits Settlements. The Empire of India would be ruined if

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they tried to run their hospitals the way we run ours. Therefore I have been forced to the conclusion that some reorganisation is necessary. I am going to make, with the approval of the Secretary of State, an increase in the staff for the specific purposes mentioned, but I would inform hon. members that in my opinion we must place a limit to the number of sisters doing the ordinary work of the hospital. It is not at all necessary that the Childar pirates should have the ten- der care of white nurses; something less expensive ought to be good enough for them. The hon. member who proposed the resolution took some exception to the answers to these questions. Really I cannot understand why. I took a good deal of trouble over them myself, and I thought really I had given him all the in- formation he asked for. He referred to question 6.

He referred to question 6. We told him we had got one nurse already on the spot, and another coming-Miss Bone-but I am sorry to say she is delayed through having to pass an extra examination. The successor to Miss Gourley was asked for on the 21st January, and the successor to Miss Wilkes, now the wife of our much esteemed chief clerk, was applied for on the 13th February, and I don't think we could have done it much sooner. Regarding question 4, I must say as I read it there is a great misapprehension. The hon. member was talking about sisters being liable to be sent to Kennedy Town Hospital, and of others being liable to be sent out private nursing. No such thing. The sisters sent out private nursing are quite separate. I was extremely sorry to hear the peroration of the hon. member in which he accusel the Govern- ment of treating the questions of unofficial members in an adverse and hostile spirit. It would pain me very much if I felt that there was any justification for it, but I know my hon. friend on the left (the Colonial Secretary) is the personi- fication of politeness, if I may say so, and he is always ready to give any informa- tion he can and as for myself, I think I have always shown myself ready to help unofficial members all I possibly could, but I hate to waste my own time and the time of others, and I think if you leave this matter in the hands of the P.C.M.O., who has had experience at home and in East Africa, the hon. member on my left, who has had experience in the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements where there are very large hospitals, and my humble self, who have had experi- ence in the Colony of Fiji, where they have a medical department which can show Hongkong some points, hon. members may r st assured the matter will be properly, sympathetically and adequately dealt with, with due regard to economy.

Hon. Mr. Pollock-I ask for a division to be taken on this motion.

A vote was then taken, and resulted as follows :—

Ayes-Hon. Mr. Wei Yuk, Hon. Mr. Hewett, Hon. Mr. Shellim, Hon. Mr. Pollock, Hon. Mr. Lau Chu Pak.

Noes-The General Officer Commanding, the Colonial Secretary, the Colonial Treasurer, the Director of Public Works, the Captain Superintendent of Police, the Attorney General.

The resolution was declared los'.

Enclosure 7..

MEMORANDUM ON VACANCIES IN THE NURSING STAFF

AND STEPS TAKEN TO FILL THEM.

Two of the three additional Sisters arrived in the Colony on the 27th October, 1914, and the third on the 19th of November, 1914. These additions brought the Staff up to 1 Matron, 16 Sisters, 2 Probationer Nurses and 1 Maternity Nurse. In addition there were 2 Sisters on the Private Nursing Staff.

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The following resignations have since taken place :

(1.) Miss Craddock

on 8th June, 1915.

(2.) Miss Bone

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24th June, 1915.

(3.) Miss Astin

14th July, 1915.

(4.) Miss Everingham

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25th January, 1916.

(5.) Miss Wood

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Miss Craddock and Miss Bone gave the necessary notice of their intention to resign and refunded their passage money to the Colony. Both were actuated by the very laudable desire to obtain employment in England or elsewhere in nursing the wounded soldiers and sailors who have been fighting for their King and country. Miss Astin resigned under similar conditions. She did not give any reason for her resignation. But as she had previously volunteered to join the Nursing Staff of the Hospital Ship "Delta" I assume that she was actuated by the same motive. Miss Everingham and Miss Wood completed their agreements on the 25th of January, 1916. They gave no reason for not renewing them but it

may be inferred that they too were influenced by the same patriotic ambition as the other three.

From June last onwards steps have been taken, as you are aware, to obtain 4 Sisters to fill vacancies. One was obtained from New Zealand, but under date of the 8th of January last you informed me by telegraph that the Colonial Nursing Association were unable to state when they would be able to recommend candidates. On the 5th of January the Association wrote to you that they feared "it is hardly possible to say when they will be in a position to recommend Nurses for the vacancies owing to the great scarcity of candidates at present, but they are making every effort towards this end and will communicate as soon as they have been successful."

Endeavours to obtain more Nurses from New Zealand have likewise failed.

I question therefore the accuracy of Mr. Pollock's statement that the difficulty in getting Nurses to come out to serve in the Government Hospitals in Hongkong is not in any way due to the war. Nor do I credit his assertion that no similar difficulty is experienced in Singapore and the Federated Malay States since from private advices I learn that the Colonial Nursing Association have no applicants for posts in the Colonies.

The Staff of Sisters was reduced in the Estimates for 1916 to 14 exclusive of 2 Private Nursing Sisters, the experiment being made, for purposes of economy of employing 6 Chinese dressers.

At the present time the Staff of Sisters is in the following condition :-

Sisters for duty,

Sister on leave,

kong Service,

Vacancies,

...

...

Sister about to be invalided out of the Hong-

...

...

...

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1

1

3

...

14

and 1 Sister is shortly expected to retire.

To replace the 4 vacancies shewn above the following steps have been taken :-

2 Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses have been employed since December last in the mornings daily at the Government Civil Hospital.

1 Japanese trained Nurse has been employed in the Maternity Hospital thus setting free 1 Sister for work in the Government Civil Hospital.

1 Chinese trained Nurse has been employed for the Native Female Wards

in the Government Civil Hospital.

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1 Senior Probationer Nurse has been transferred to the Victoria Hospital thus setting free one Sister for work in the Government Civil Hospital.

I am endeavouring to engage 4 trained Japanese Nurses in Japan.

26th May, 1916.

F. H. MAY.

Enclosure 8.

HON. MR. POLLOCK AND THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

Extract from the Hansard of 23rd December, 1915.)

Hon. Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., in accordance with notice of motion, asked the following questions:-

1. What steps is the Government or His Excellency the Governor taking to fill up the place of the late Mr. Hewett on the Executive Council? 2. Is it not the fact that I was a Member of the Executive Council, as Acting Attorney General, for periods of time amounting to nearly 3 years, and is it not the fact that I acted in addition as an Unofficial Member of that Council during the last absence on leave in Europe of Sir Paul Chater and Mr. Hewett respectively, in the years 1911 and 1912?

3. Has the Government or has His Excellency the Governor sent any Despatch, and, if so, when, to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies recommending any, and, if so, what person as successor to Mr. Hewett on the Executive Council?

4. If any such Despatch has been addressed to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies, has the Right Honourable Gentle- man been informed in such Despatch of the facts referred to in the above question 2 ? Will the Government lay such Despatch (if any) upon the table of this Council?

5. Will the Government recommend to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies that the two Unofficial Members of the Executive Council shall be elected Members, instead of being nomi- nated by the Government?

6. Will the Government recommend to the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for the Colonies that all the Unofficial Members of the Legislative Council shall be elected, instead of two-thirds of them being nominated by the Government, and also that the number of Unofficial Members in that Council be increased?

Enclosure 9.

(Extract from the Hansard of 23rd December, 1915.)

His Excellency replied as follows:-It is fitting that the Governor himself should answer these questions. The first four relate to the appointment of an Unofficial Member to the Executive Council. Under the Royal Instructions, which form part of the Constitution of the Colony, appointments to that Council are reserved as the sole prerogative of the Crown, and on me as the representative in the Colony of His Most Gracious Majesty the King devolves the sole responsi- bility of humbly submitting, through the Secretary of State for the Colonies, for

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His Majesty's consideration, recommendations for such appointments. therefore not prepared to permit myself to be catechised as to what action at the present juncture I have taken or shall take to acquit myself of my heavy respon- sibility. But I can assure the Honourable Member in whose name the questions stand that his services to the Colonial Government, which none appreciate more than I do, have not been, and will not be, lost sight of. The last two questions relate to an alteration of the Constitution of the Colony. The suggestions made do not commend themselves to my judgment, and the season, in my opinion, is strangely out of joint for even the discussion of such questions, since the energies both of the Colonial and of the Imperial Governments are at present concentrated on the internecine struggle in which well nigh the whole world is now engaged.

No. 203.

DOWNING STREET, HONGKONG, 15th August, 1916.

SIR,I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 209 of the 26th May, transmitting a copy of correspondence with Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., and others regarding a Petition praying for greater representation of the public on the Executive and Legislative Councils.

2. I have carefully considered the Petition in question, but I am of opinion that the reasons which led my predecessors, Lord Ripon, in his despatch No. 135 of the 23rd August 1894, and Mr. Chamberlain, in his despatch No. 119 of the 29th May 1896, to formulate their decisions upon petitions for the amendment of the constitution of Hongkong are equally applicable at the present time: it is not therefore possible to meet the wishes of the petitioners as regards the Legislative Council.

3. As regards the Executive Council I cannot see any sufficient reason for increasing the number, or changing the method of appointment, of the unofficial members who are selected to advise the Governor in Council.

4. I shall be glad if you will cause the petitioners to be informed accordingly.

Governor

Sir F. H. MAY, K.C.M.G.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

I have, &c.,

A. BONAR LAW.

No. 1.

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No.

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HONGKONG.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

PUBLIC

OF THE

WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 15th March, 1916.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, June 22nd, 1916.

PRESENT:

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

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

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Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. PERCY HOBSON HOLYOAK.

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ABSENT:

Mr. EDWARD SHELLIM.

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Central Police Station Extension.-(C.S.O. 1 in 4634/1912.)

The Chairman informed the Committee that the whole of the property formerly known as Inland Lot No. 3 had been resumed by Government at a cost of over $240,000 and that it was now proposed to utilize practically the whole of this area for the erection of a large block of Offices, Recreation Rooms, Dormitories, &c., in connection with the Central Police Station. He submitted plans showing that the proposed building would be 4 storeys in height and that, owing to the difference in level between Hollywood Road and the Compound of the Police Station, the two lower storeys, whilst standing above the level of Hollywood Road, would be almost entirely below the level of the Compound.

The plans showed that, in addition to the entrance-halls and staircase, the two lower storeys would contain a large gymnasium, two recreation rooms, a reading room, with bar attached, 3 rooms for the Police Reserves, a changing room, an armoury, three store- rcoms and a kitchen for Indian Constables, besides extensive lavatory accommodation for Europeans, Indians and Chinese. The main floor, which was approximately level with the Station Compound, would contain offices for the Assistant Superintendent of Police, the Chief Inspector and the Clerical Staff, a large room for Detectives, an apartment for Finger Print records, two detention rooms, a dormitory for 22 Indian Constables and certain lavatory accommodation. The top floor would contain dormitories for 22 Indian Constables and 102 Chinese Constables, together with the necessary mess rooms and kitchens and a scullery.

Two alternative designs, marked A and B, for the principal elevation, fronting on Hollywood Road, were submitted.

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The estimated cost of the building was $265,000.

After full consideration of the matter, the Committee agreed to recommend that the building be proceeded with in accordance with the plans submitted, the design marked "B" being adopted for the principal elevation.

Laid before the Legislative Council this 22nd day of June, 1916.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CHATHAM,

Chairman.

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HONGKONG.

QUARTERLY RETURN OF EXCESSES ON SUB-HEADS MET BY SAVINGS UNDER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE,

(For the 4th Quarter of 1915.)

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, February 24th, 1916.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

Amount:

$ c. 1,100.00

No.

4 1916

Explanation.

Police and Prison Departments, C.-Prison,

Other Charges, Clothing for Prisoners.

Governor, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

Education, A.-Department of Director of Education, Other Charges, Grants, Grant in Aid of Rent.

Charitable Services, Other Charitable Allow-

ances.

Education, A.-Department of Director of

Education, Other Charges, Grants.

Sanitary Department, Other Charges, Launch,

Steam Barges and Lighters,-Repairs.

Education, A.-Department of Director of Education, Other Charges, Peak School, Rent.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police,

Other Charges:---

Coolie Hire.

Incidental Expenses.

Under-estimated and also due to low rate of exchange.

450.00 More incidentals.

298.00 Under-estimated.

116.00 To Sir Kai Ho Kai's children.

40.00 For Medical Scholarship.

400.00 More repairs than anticipated.

50.00 Additional rent for period before the completion of the Government building.

390.00 Due to payments made under this vote since September; formerly part of such pay- ments charged to Trans- port.

965.00 Under-estimated.

Launches and Boats,-Stores.

Transport.

440.00

Do.

1,220.00 Due to more banishees and

men attending first aid lectures.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

|

8

Amount.

-

C.

Explanation.

Police and Prison Departments, B.--Fire

Brigade, Other Charges:

Incidental Expenses.

Light and Electric Fans.

Harbour Master's Department, Special Ex- penditure, Installation of Aga Light on Signal Hill.

Medical Department:--

A.-Staff, Other Charges, Health Officer

of Port, Incidental Expenses.

B.-Hospitals and Asylums :--

Civil Hospital

25.00 More refreshments given to

members of the

the Land Brigade and of the Float- ing Engines when attend- ing fires and practices.

115.00 For keeping away the smell from the latrine during the hot weather.

1,471.00 In place of the 5th Order

Light.

20.00 More incidentals.

Fuel and Light.

Provisions for Patients. Washing.

Victoria Hospital, Incidental Expenses.

Judicial and Legal Departments, B.-Magis- tracy, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges:-

Factory, Miscellaneous Stores.

Transport.

Harbour Master's Department :--

950.00 1,600.00 200.00

More patients.

30.00 More incidentals.

30.00 Caused by the removal to the New Magistracy.

250.00

Large account

300.00

from the

Crown Agents.

A number of charges for hiring sampans, &c., were paid out of this vote.

B.-Mercantile Marine Office, Other

Charges, Uniform for Messengers.

D. Steam Launches, Other Charges,

Stores.

E-Gunpowder Depôt, Other Charges,

Repairs to Boats, etc.

Police and Prison Departments, C.-Prison,

Other Charges, Fuel and Soap.

Education, A.--Department of Director of Education, Allowance to Pupil Teacher acting for Chinese Masters.

2.80

525.00

Increase due to high price

of materials.

72.20

150.00 More disinfectant used.

161.40 Owing to Pupil Teachers acting for Chinese Mas- ters who were acting for some European Masters during their absence.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

9.1

Amount.

$

C.

Explanation.

Education, A.--Department of Director of Education, Personal Emoluments, Techni- cal Institute.

604.00 Owing to the development of the Vernacular Teachers' Classes. The vote Lectur- ing Staff Technical In- stitute has proved insuffici-

ent.

Police and Prison Departments, A.--Police,

Special Police Reserve:-

Summer Uniform.

Helmets.

Incidental Expenses. Winter Uniform.

Post Office, Other Charges

Share of Mail Subsidy.

Incidental Expenses.

Mail Bags.

Transport:

Radio Telegraph.

Documents relating to Radio Telegraph

Services.

Incidental Expenses :

Special Expenditure.

New Furniture.

719.95

143.86 21.30 2,447.77

No provision made in the

Estimates.

422.00 Due to low rate of exchange.

25.00 Opening of branch offices.

900.00 Increased cost.

80.00 Conveyance of Postal In-

spector.

17.00 Extra document required.

30.00 Telegram to General Post Office, London, advising opening of Wireless

Station.

620.00 New counter and Postmen's

tables.

Judicial and Legal Departments, E.-Office of Crown Solicitor and Land Registry, Other Charges, Crown Solicitor, Books.

15.17 For Times Law Reports for

1915-6.

Colonial Secretary's Department and Legisla- ture, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

Charitable Services, Passages and Relief of

Destitutes.

85.00 Partly due to more

more inci- dentals which were un- foreseen and partly due to the increase in the rates of Tram (Peak) and Ferry fares.

37.97 For repatriation of a Master

Mariner.

:

Head and Sub-head of Service.

10

Amount.

C.

Explanation.

Public Works Department, Other Charges

Incidental Expenses.

Transport and Travelling Expenses.

Public Works, Extraordinary, New Territories, Communications, Roads, (b) Taipo to Fan Ling including bridging river.

Public Works, Extraordinary, Hongkong, Mis-

cellaneous, Survey of Colony.

Governor, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

400.00 Office Stationery had to be purchased locally and a number of 1914 accounts were not received and paid. till 1915.

450.00 A Pony Allowance provided out of the vote, Mainten-. ance of Motor Boat at Tytam Tuk and the Service Staff increased.

10.09 Under-estimated.

15.00

Do.

300.00 More incidentals.

Public Works, Extraordinary, Kowloon, Mis- 13,700.00

cellaneous, Harbour of Refuge, Mongkok- tsui.

Education, A.-Department of Director of Education, Other Charges, Transport.

1

Conveyance Allowance and portion of salary of the Special Engineer trans- ferred to this vote from the Establishment votes. 103.07 Increased transport of the Inspector of Vernacular Schools and Sub-Inspector of Vernacular Schools in the New Territories.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police,

Other Charges

Coolie Hire.

Furniture.

Incidental Expenses.

Launches and Boats, Repairs.

166.57 Due to the re-classification of the Charge Room Petty Cash Books, such charges being no longer paid out of the vote for Transport.

81.16 Furniture for the New Mar-

ried Quarters.

405.42

For payment of House Rent for Married Inspectors, &c.

1,278.05 For portable motors for Police Launches and also

due to unforeseen repairs.

Do.,

Stores.

124.95 Under-estimated.

Transport.

16th February, 1916.

897.04 Due to removal to the new

quarters and more men transferred.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary,

37

HONGKONG.

QUARTERLY RETURN OF EXCESSES ON SUB-HEADS MET BY SAVINGS UNDER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE.

(For the 1st Quarter of 1916.)

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, June 22nd, 1916.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

Amount.

No. 1916

Explanation.

Miscellaneous Services, Government Offices, 3

Lift Attendants.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, B.-Expenses of

Construction, IX.-Plant:-

(e) Loco Rolling Stock.

(f) C. and W. Rolling Stock.

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges, Conveyance Allowance.

Public Works, Extraordinary, Hongkong, Public Health and Buildings Ordinance, 1903, (19), Compensation and resumptions.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, Expenses of Con-

struction, II.-Lands.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, Maintenance of Way, Works and Stations, Repairs_of Station Buildings and Structures, (2) Re- pairs of Staff Quarters.

Education, A.-Department of Director of Education, Other Charges, English School for Indians, Rent.

Kowloon-Canton Railway :-

A.-Working Expenses, Locomotive,

Carriage and Wagon Expenses, VI. Repairs and Renewals of Vehicles:

(1.) Coaching Vehicles, (a) Wages.

(2.) General Vehicles, (a) Wages.

$ c.

60.00 Increase of wages.

1,400.00

14,362.00

Painting Locomotives. Completion of Carriages.

360.00 Allowance to Passed Cadet attached to the Department for duty.

800.00 Unforeseen. Inland Lot 2054.

4,075.00 Resumptions for Extension

of Carriage Sheds.

528.63 Cost of relaying drains.

90.00 The permanent building not

having been completed.

1.28 Extra pay for the Chinese

New Year Day.

Do.

1.28

Head and Sub-head of Service.

38

Amount.

$

C.

Explanation.

Fan Ling Branch Line:

Locomotive Carriages and Wagon Expenses, Other Charges, Cleaning Contract.

B.-Expenses of Construction, VIII.

Stations and Buildings.

(a) Buildings and Fixtures, IX.—-

Plant, (a) Construction.

Education, A.--Department of Director of Education, Other Charges, Language Study Allowance to Inspector of Verna- cular Schools.

Miscellaneous Services, New Law Courts, Good Conduct Allowance to Lift Attend- ant.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, General Charges, (1), Controlling Office, Special Expendi- ture, Typewriter.

24

1.13

30.00 For cost of transporting a Crane sold. The pro- ceeds of sale will be credited.

240.00 Under General Order 134 (6).

10.00 Not provided for in the Es-

timates.

6.50 Under-estimated.

25th May, 1916.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

43

No.

HONGKONG.

QUARTERLY RETURN OF EXCESSES ON SUB-HEADS MET BY SAVINGS UNDER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE.

(For the 2nd Quarter of 1916.)

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, October 5th, 1916.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

Amount.

$ C.

1,200.00

Explanation.

11

1916

Kowloon-Canton Railway, Expenses of Con-

struction, IX.Plant, (a) Construction.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, Expenses of Con-

struction:---

III.-Formation :-----

(a) Earthwork.

VII.--Track :----

(a) Ballast.

(b) Permanent Way.

Harbour Master's Department, Other Charges, Fees to Unofficial Members of Marine Court.

Public

Works, Extraordinary, Hongkong, Public Health and Buildings Ordinance, 1903, Compensation and Resumptions.

For repairing Cranes, clear- ing Store Yard, and paint- ing Plant, &c.

6,344.46 Locomotive Yard Extension,

2,863.25 2,000.00

200.00 More Marine Inquiries held

than were anticipated.

800.00 Unforeseen. Inland Lot 2054.

Sanitary Department, Other Charges, Scaveng- 11,400.00 Payment for temporary Con-

ing City, Villages and Hill District.

Post Office, Other Charges, Private Letter

Boxes.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, Expenses of Con- struction, III.-Formation, (c) Road.

servancy Service.

2,000.00 For Chinese Branch Office.

24.08 For work done to the ap- proach to Railway Station: Under-estimated.

Miscellaneous Services, Government Contribu- 4,250.00 Cost of a motor launch.

tion to the Flood Relief Fund.

Harbour Master's Department, Special Ex- 30,000.00

penditure, Acquisition and Re-arrange- ment of Moorings in Victoria Harbour.

To complete the purchase of

all buoys and moorings.

;

44

Head and Sub-head of Service.

Harbour Master's Department, C.-Marine

Surveyor's Office, Launch Repairs.

Police and Prison Departments, C.--Prison,

Other Charges, Clothing for Prisoners.

Post Office, Other Charges, Incidental Ex-

penses.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police,

Other Charges: Coolie Hire.

Grants to Villages in New Territories.

in aid of Village Scout Scheme. Photography.

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges, Furniture.

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges, Incidental Expenses.

Public Works Department, Other Charges,

Conveyance Allowance.

Cable Censorship, Other Charges.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, Expenses of Con- struction, III.--Formation, (a) Earthwork.

Royal Observatory, Special Expenditure.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, Locomotive, Carri-

age and Wagon Expenses :--

II.-Running Expenses and Wages connected with working of Lo- comotive Engines, loading Coal and unloading Ashes.

Amount.

$

C.

Explanation.

850.00 For annual overhauling.

2,000.00 | Principally due to the in- crease in prices of ma- terials.

235.88

Purchase of a new Type-

writer.

1,300.00 Under-estimated.

240.00 Additional Scouts.

1,200.00 Increase in price and more

photographs used.

800.00 Due to the increase of the Staff and work.

600.00

Do.

105.00 To the Junior

Junior Assistant Surveyor.

351.77 Stationery and Contingen-

cies. 5,000.00 | Typhoon rain damage.

581.00 Alteration to Magnetometer.

1,177.00

IIA.-Running Expenses in connec-

175.00

tion with cleaning of Carriages

and Wagons, Cleaning Contract.

(2) Running Stores, Carri-

400.00

ages and Wagons.

Increases found necessary.

IV.--Running Stores, Engines.

400.00

V.-- Maintenance and Renewal of

Locomotive Engines:-

(3) Materials.

600.00

VII---Maintenance and Renewal of

Machinery, Tools and Plant:----

(2) Power.

(3) Materials.

100.00

1,100.00

M

Head and Sub-head of Service.

45

Amount.

Explanation.

0.

Education, A.--Director of Education, Other

Charges:--

Allowance to Pupil Teacher.

80.00

Rent.

14.00

Incidental Expenses.

13.20

To meet the sums misap- propriated by a Clerk, Education Department.

Miscellaneous Services, Other Miscellaneous

20.00

Do.

Services.

14th August, 1916.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

97

No. 1916

17

HONGKONG.

QUARTERLY RETURN OF EXCESSES ON SUB-HEADS MET BY SAVINGS UNDER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE.

(For the 3rd Quarter of 1916.)

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, December 21st, 1916.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

Amount.

$

700.00

C.

Explanation.

Public Works, Extraordinary, New Territories, Communications, Roads, General Works.

Medical Department, D.-Government Labora- tory, Other Charges, Apparatus and Chemicals.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police, Other Charges, Clothing and Accoutre- ments for Special Police Reserve.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police, Other Charges, Rent of Office for Deputy Superintendent of Police, (Reserve).

Police and Prison Departments, C.-Prison,

Other Charges, Photography.

Harbour Master's Department, D.-Steam

Launches, Other Charges, Stores.

Medical Department, B.-Hospitals and

Asylums, Civil Hospital, Other Charges.

Kowloon-Canton Railway, Locomotive, Carri- age and Wagon Expenses, General Super- intendent, Office Expenses.

Public Works, Extraordinary, New Territories, Communications, Roads, General Works.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police,

Other Charges, Coal for Barracks.

Contribution towards the cost of repairs to the Wun Yiu Bridge.

140.00 More work and more chemi-

cals required.

114.74 Some of last year's accounts paid this year.

520.00 Found necessary.

150.00 Due to more photographs

and increased price.

300.00 For Fuel, Stores, Upkeep,

&c.

169.00 Board for one House Surgeon.

199.00 One Telephone Clerk for

Loco Office.

150.00 Contribution towards the cost of repairs to the Bridge at Yung Shu Wan.

2,718.00 Increased price.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

98

Amount.

$

C.

Explanation.

Harbour Master's Department, Special Ex- penditure, Installation of an Aga Light at Ma Wan Island.

Harbour Master's Department, F.--Light-

1,480.89 Found necessary.

houses, Other Charges

Gap Rock, Coal, Paraffin and Stores.

285.00

Waglan Island,

Do.

240.00

Owing to high price of

Ma Wan Island,

Do.

30.00

Sanitary Department, Other Charges, Scaveng-

ing City, Villages, etc.

Medical Department, Special Expenditure, D.--Government Laboratory, Electric Centrifuge.

Public Works, Extraordinary, Kowloon, Public Health and Buildings Ordinance, 1903, Compensation and Resumptions.

Public Works, Extraordinary, Hongkong, Drainage, Training Nullahs :----Branch streams east of main stream, Pokfulam Village.

Police and Prison Departments, A.--Police, Other Charges, Clothing and Accoutre- ments for Police Reserve.

Judicial and Legal Departments, B.--Magis-

tracy, Other Charges:-

Fees for Interpretation.

Incidental Expenses.

Police and Prison Departments, A.--Police,

Kerosene Oil.

1,700.00 Payment for Conservancy

Service.

30.00 Under-estimated.

4,100.00 Compensation for buildings on certain Lots in Survey District IV in exchange.

1,000.00 More work than anticipated.

255.85 Under-estimated.

120.00 50.00

Under-estimated.

Owing to increased prices.

and to purchase of furni- ture for the Magistracy.

Other Charges:-

Photography.

Subsistence of Prisoners.

Police and Prison Departments, B.--Fire

Brigade, Other Charges:-

Incidental Expenses.

Repairs to Engines and plants.

Medical Department, B.--Hospitals and Asy-

lums, Other Charges, Civil Hospital :-

1,000.00

Increase in price. More

500.00

drivers of trucks. More Europeans detained.

35.00

2,700.00

More incidentals and more repairs than anticipated.

Fuel and Light.

1,600.00

High price of Coal.

Incidental Expenses.

100.00

High cost of some articles

obtained from England.

Lunatic Asylums, Provisions for

Patients.

600.00

High contract price and more patients on European diet.

1

}

Head and Sub-head of Service.

-99

Amount.

SA

C.

Explanation.

Medical Department, B.-Hospitals and Asy- lums, Other Charges, Civil Hospital, Bedding and Clothing.

Governor, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

Public Works,, Extraordinary, Hongkong, Buildings, Latrine Accommodation at Kennedy Town.

627.00 For outfit allowances to 5

Japanese Nurses.

1,000.00 Under-estimated.

4,000.00 Vote will be taken.

Harbour Master's Department, Special Expen- | 23,250.00

diture, Repairing and Overhauling the Steam Tender "Stanley".

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges, Furniture.

Do.

700.00 Owing to the general expan- sion of the office and more particularly in connection with the Tobacco Ordi-

nance.

16th November, 1916.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 2.

39

No. 1916

9

HONGKONG.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

PUBLIC

WORKS WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 27th July, 1916.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, August 3rd, 1916.

PRESENT:

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

the Colonial Treasurer, (EDWARD Dudley CorSCADEN WOLFE).

""

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDWARD SHELLIM.

Mr. PERCY HOBSON HOLYOAK,

1.—Jinrikisha Shelter in open space adjoining the Star Ferry Wharf and Railway Terminus, Kowloon Point.-(C.S.O. 653/1916.)

The Chairman submitted drawings showing the position and design of a shelter which it was proposed to erect at Kowloon Point for Jinrikishas. The shelter was shown to be constructed of reinforced concrete and the cost of it was estimated at $2,000. The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the shelter be proceeded with in accordance with the design submitted.

-Substitution of Retaining Walls for Face Walls in connection with the

construction of the new Service Reservoir adjoining Elliott Battery,

Pokfulam Road.—(C.S.O. 4014/1912.)

The Chairman explained that, on excavating the site of the new Service Reservoir, it was found that the ground was of a much less reliable nature than had been anticipated and, consequently, instead of constructing face-walls such as were commonly employed in such cases, it was necessary to substitute walls which would act as retaining walls. The additional cost involved by substituting such walls amounted to $45,000. The Hon. Mr. HOLYOAK remarked that the proposed alteration was inevitable and, for that reason, the Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the additional expenditure be approved.

W. CHATHAM,

Chairman.

Laid before the Legislative Council this 3rd day of August, 1916.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

DIAGRAM OF LOW LEVEL DAM UNDE

Laid before the Legislative

-Total length of dam excluding tongue into hil Overflow length overall 279 feet-→→

"Draw-off tower

Overflow Face

Flood-water channel

Ordnance Datum

Culverts for stream diversion

Ordnance Datum

Toogoo

W. CHATHAM

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DOWN-STREAM ELEVATION OF COMF

original

Concrete & Masonry 31st December 1915

Surface

of

SECTION THROUGH CENTRE

SCALE I INCH-100 FEET

1

!

HONG KONG.

LOW LEVEL DAM UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT TYTAM TUK SHEWING PROGRESS TO 31ST DECEMBER, 1915

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, February 24th, 1916.

ding tongue into hillside at ends 1195 feet-

ngth overall 279 feet-→

·Flow Face

d-water channel

/ATION OF COMPLETED DAM

December 1915

Face

of

Ground

OUGH CENTRE LINE OF DAM

SH

INCH-100 FEET

Excavation to 31st December 1915 shewn thus: - Concrete & Masonry

origina!

-41 Feet-

120 Feet

-49 Feet-

}

K-

G PROGRESS TO 31ST DECEMBER, 1915.

ernor, February 24th, 1916.

vn thus:-

1776

-49 Feet →→

120 Feet

original

41 Feet-

Progress

to

31st Dec. 1915

No.

2

1916

Surface

Ground

ordnance Datum

-109/1⁄2 Feet

CROSS SECTION ON LINE A-B

SCALE I INCH=30 FEET

DIAGRAM OF LOW LEVEL DAM U

Laid before the Legislat

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Overflow face

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Ordnance Datum

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Concrete & Masonry 30th June

1916.

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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

surface

SECTION THROUGH CE

SCALE I INCH=

41

HONGKONG.

AGRAM OF LOW LEVEL DAM UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT TYTAM TUK SHEWING PROGRESS TO 30TH JUNE, 1

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, August 3rd, 1916.

im excluding tongue into hillside at ends 1195 feet

Overflow length overall 279 feet→

Overflow face

Flood-water Channel

AM ELEVATION OF COMPLETED Dam

B

nry

30th

June

Temporary Overflow

1916.

Ground

surface

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Progress Soth June 1916

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No. 1918

Original

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- 53

13 No. 1916

HONGKONG.

AGREEMENT FOR REMOVAL OF PRISONERS UNDER SENTENCE FROM WEI-HAI-WEI TO HONGKONG.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, October 5th, 1916.

Agreement made the 29th day of July, 1916, between His Excellency Sir FRANCIS HENRY MAY, K.C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies for and on behalf of the Government of the said Colony (hereinafter called the Governor) of the one part and His Honour Sir JAMES HALDANE STEWART LOCKHART, K.C.M.G., Commissioner of Wei-hai-wei for and on behalf of the Government of Wei-hai-wei (hereinafter called the Commissioner) of the other part Whereas by Sec- tion 4 of the Colonial Prisoners Removal Act 1869 it is provided (inter alia) that any two Colonies may with the sanction of an Order of Her Majesty-in-Council agree for the removal of any prisoners under sentence or order of transportation imprisonment or penal servitude from one of such colonies to the other for the purpose of undergoing in such colony the whole or any part of their punishment and for the return of such prisoners to the former colony at the expiration of their punishment or at such other period as may be agreed upon upon such terms and subject to such conditions as may seem good to such colonies And Whereas by an Order of His Majesty-in-Council of the 12th August 1915 the said Colonial Prisoners Removal Act 1869 was made to apply to Wei-hai-wei And Whereas it is desired by and between the parties hereto in pursuance of the powers vested in them respectively to make arrangements for the removal from time to time of prisoners from Wei-hai-wei to Hongkong.

Now it is hereby agreed by and between the said parties hereto as follows:-

1. Any prisoners at Wei-hai-wei under sentence or order of transportation, imprisonment or penal servitude may be removed from Wei-hai-wei to Hongkong for the purpose of their undergoing in Hongkong the whole or any part of their punishment: Provided that the Gaol accommodation at Hongkong is sufficient and not unduly taxed thereby.

2. The Governor shall have power if at any time the Gaol accommodation is deemed by him to be insufficient or is likely to be unduly taxed to decline to accept any prisoner or prisoners in any particular instance.

3. At the expiration or sooner termination of the period of their punishment the said prisoners shall be returned to Wei-hai-wei by order under the hand of the Governor.

4. The whole of the expense of the prisoners removal to maintenance in and return from Hongkong shall be borne by the Government of Wei-hai-wei.

5. This Agreement shall receive and shall be deemed to be in force immediately

upon the sanction of an Order of His Majesty-in-Council.

SIGNED by His Excellency Sir FRANCIS

HENRY MAY, K.C.M.G., for and on F. H. MAY.

behalf of the Government of the

Colony of Hongkong in the presence

of

R. O. HUTCHISON.

SIGNED by the Commissioner His

Honour Sir JAMES HALDANE STEWART

Witness: F. KINCHIN SMITH.

LOCKHART, K.C.M.G., for and on J. H. STEWART LOCKHART. behalf of the Government of Wei-

hai-wei in the presence of

H. P. WILKINSON.

E. A. SLY.