Sessional Papers - 1917

PAPERS laid before the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL of Hongkong 1917

Table of Contents

1. Active Service

List of Men Who Have Left Hongkong for

2. Commercial and industrial Policy

Correspondence Relating to the, to Be adopted Throughout the Empire after the War

3. Economic Conference of the allies Held at Paris on June 14/17, 1916

Recommendations of the

4. Estimates for 1918

Financial Statements in Connection With the

5. Estimates of Expenditure

Abstract Showing the Differences Between the, for 1917 and 1918

6. Government Schools, Teaching of English in

Report of a Committee appointed to Enquire into the

7. Imports and Exports Department

Report of the Public Works Committee on the Proposed Permanent offices for the

8. Jurors

List of, for 1917

9. Kowloon Railway Station

Report on Completion of Building

10. Military Service Commission

Correspondence Between the, and His Excellency the Governor

11. Nathan Road, Kowloon

Report of the Public Works Committee in Connection With the Petition for the Removal of a Hill to admit of the Extension of

12. Quarterly Return of Excesses on Subheads Met By Savings Under Heads of Expenditure

For 3rd Quarter of 1917

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

For 1st Quarter of 1917

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

For 2nd Quarter of 1917

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

For 4th Quarter of 1916

16. Queen's Road East

Scheme for Widening, Between arsenal Street and the Royal Naval Hospital

17. Railway Terminus, Kowloon Point

Report of the Public Works Committee on the Proposed Goods Shed at the

18. Rating (Special War Rate) Ordinance, 1917

Correspondence Relating to the

19. Searching of Passengers

Report on the

20. War, Third anniversary of the

Despatches on the

21. West River Relief Fund, 1914

Report and accounts

 

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No.

10

1917

HONGKONG.

LIST OF MEN WHO HAVE LEFT HONGKONG FOR ACTIVE SERVICE.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, 25th May, 1917.

List "A."-Men resident in Hongkong.

Anderson, A. Barlow, R. C. Brawn, A. O.

·Breen, M. J. Burlingham, D. Craig, R. H. A. Cuff, W. S. Davies. D. Didsbury, Warder

10 Elliott, W.

Evans, B. D.

Farrell, U. A.

Gipson, G. Green, H. Hallowes, B. H.

Alexander, P. C. Allchurch, P. C. Andrews, P. C. Barnett, P. C.

Bloor, P. C.

Booker, P. C. Brennan, P. C. Carpenter, P. C. Clark, P. C., A. R. 10 Clark, P. C., J. R.

Clarke, L. S.

Coote, P. C.

Delahunty, P. C.

Dick, P. C.

Dorrington, P. C.

Drury, P. C.

Edwards, P. C., J.

Edwards, P. C., R. Ellis, P. C.

20 Gardner. P. C.

Civil Servants.

Haney, C. D. de Hill, W.

Hollands, W. Ixer, S. H. H.

20 Johnson, Warder

Kelly, S. Kille, J. O. Knight, W.

Lambert, C. D.

Larmour, E.

Leigh, S. P. Lenfestey, F. P. May, Warder J. W.

• McElderry, S. B. B. 30 Miller, Warder

Police.

Goble, P. C. Harron, P. C. Hedge, P. S. Henderson, P. C. Hoare, P. C. Hourihan, P. C. Hutchins, L. S. James, P. C. Kelly, P. C. 30 Lane, P. C.-

Lefever, P. C. Logan, P. C. McLellan, P. C. Munro, P. C. Murphy, P. C., J. Murphy, P. C., J. D. Nicoll, P. C. Painting, P. C. Paterson, L. S.

40 Pattison, L. S.

Millington, H. J. Mooney, W. G. Moore. Dr. W. B. A. Mycock, C.

Old. W. Perdue, C. G. Reed, E. B. Sayer, G. R. .Smith, N. L. 40 Speed, Warder

Sutherland, A. R. Tacchi, C. J. Taylour, B. R. H.

• Thomson, W. 15 West, H.

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Phillips, P. C. Phillipps. P. C. Reid, P. C., A. Reid, P. C., W. Reynolds, P. C. Riach, P. C. Robertson, P. C. Shaftain, P. C. Silliss, P. C. 50 Singleton, L. S.

Spillett, L. S. Stimson, P. C. Swan, P. C. Vincent, P. C. Wakeford, P. C.

Williams, P. C.

Wilson, P. C. Wilson, L. S.

59 Wilson, L. S.

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General.

Adair, H.

Fuller, T.

Allan, Dr. J. C. D.

Fyfe, A. A.

Allen, H. G.

Alport, L. M.

Alves, E. L. S.

Amery, S. Anderson, R. Bailey, A. D.

Barney, A. W. D.

10 Barrett, T.

Bateman,

H. P.

Bateman, R.

Bates, H.

Bevan, H. S.

Bird, L. G.

Bisseker, F. D.

Blake, L. J.

Blenkinson, W. Blenkiron, D.

20 Blyton, T.

Bollard, J. C. Bone, J. H. Boyd, C. C. Braga, E. L.

Brutton, G. K. H.

Brand, R. A.

Bremner, A. H. Brewer, A.

Briggs, A. F.

30 Buckingham, C. H.

Carruthers, J. G. Chalmers, J. S.

Chapman, A. F.

Chapman, B. F. Chatham, W. H. Chatham, G. H. Cheesman, D. G. Chubb, S. F. Chunnett, I. E. 40 Chunnett, N. C.

Church, W. H. Clarke, J.

Clements, H. G.

Cocks, A. E.

Coleman, F. C.

Coleman, F. H.

Collins, L. O. Cooke, J. E. Cope, H.

50 Cope, W. G.

Corner, L. Coulan, M.

Courtney, F. M. Crawley, W.

Cross, R.

Croucher, N. V. O. Cruikshanks, E. Cullen, F.

Cunningham, C. C. F. 60 Cuthill, G. H.

Davidson, P. A.

Dean, V. P.

Dennys, H. L.

Dickie, F. J.

Dixon, P. S.

Dove, W. G. Dunlop, J. Easton, P. J. Ellis, A. R.

70 Elwes, W. B.

England, J. C. Emberley, H. W. A. Evans, E. H. Evers, E. W. Farmer, W. R. Farrell, E. H. Ford, R. K.

B.

Forster, Foster, H. G. 80 Fraser, P. M.

Gace, A. L.

George, G. C. Glaister, Dr. Goode, R. Gordon, H. G. Gordon, J. H. Goulding, W. G.

90 Gilman,

Grant, A. Grant, J.

Grant-Smith, E.

Gray, H. C.

Green, M. Greenhill. L. S. Griffin, M. Gumprecht, G. E. Grone, F.

100 Haines, H. F.

Hall, A. Hall, F. C. Hall, R. F. Hance, C. E. A. Hardman, A. Harrison, R. P. Heath, F. Hegarty, H. G. Hellings, G. S.

110 Helme, S.

Henderson, M. J. Henderson, G. Hermitage, G. Hilgers, R. Hill, T. W. Hirst, A. Ho, G. Hobbs, W. G. Holmes, H. K.

120 Holland, H. E.

Hooke, A. D. Howard, E. J.

Howells, W..A.

Hoy, W.

Hudson, G.

Humphries, J. D. Hurle, B. R. Hyndman, H. A. Jay, J. W. 30 Jenkins, W. H.

Jennison, H. G. Jephson, H. S. Johnstone, C. W. Johnstone, J. R. Jones, H. I. Jorge, G. C. Joseland, A. N. Juster, A. W. Kelcey, R. F.

140 Kennedy, L.

Kennedy, J. J. S. Kennedy, R. Kensett, R. Kerrison, E. C. Lambert, W. C. Lamberten, A. Lamble, A. E. B. Lang, E. P. H. Langston, A

150 Langstone, G. S. Lapsley, R.

Larkins, D. M. Lauder, J. W. Leach, J.

Lee-Jones, R. W.

Lester, H. W.

Lewis, D. J. Lobel, F.

Lochhead, H. W.

160 Long, R. F.

Macdonald, A. G. Macdonald, A. S. Macdonald, J. R. Maher, N. B. Marques, F. T. Mason, C. F. Matthews, E. W. May, G. T. May, H. J.

170 McCann, J.

McCubbin, J.

McKnight, S. McLean, A.

McLeod, D. A.

McNair, R. H.

Mellis, G.

Milligan, J. W. Millins, C. R. Mills, A. F.

180 Miskins, G.

Mitchell, E. J. Mooney, R. J. Moore, S. S. Moscott, W.

Munro, R. G. Murdoch, A.

Murphy, L. N. Norrington, G. Openshaw, A. D.

190 Orchard, E. F. G.

O'Rourke, A. Osborn, J. Page, C. H. Pattison, A. Pereira, C. Pilcher, C. R. Poole, F. W. Pountney, H. N. Powell, E. 200 Proctor, G. D.

Purves. D. J. Railton, M. J. Ralston, J.

Reader-Harris.

Reynolds, W. P.

Richardson, F.

Robertson, J. T.

Robinson, G. A. Robinson, F. H.

210 Robson, W.

Rodger, J. Ross, L. O. Rose, R. L. Ryder, R. C. Schulz, M. A. E.

Scott, H. H. Scriven, H. E. Sewell, G. W. Sherratt, P.

220 Shewan, A. D.

Soares, F. M.

Smith, Crowther. Smith, F. H.

Smith, W.

Smyth, F. R.

Spiers, J. B. Stafford, C. Stanford, B. A. Stanley, D.

230 Stapleton, W. H.

Stewart, W. H.

St. Amory, R. Stokes, R. A. Storrie, A. P. Summers, Chas. Taylor, F. Taylor, T. Temperley, A. Thomas, B. E.

240 Thomson, F. S.

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Trafford, W. P. C Vernon, C. T. Victor, H. E. Viveash, W. H. Walker, C. M. G. Ward, A. V.

Watkins, C. H.

Watt, J.

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General,-(Continued.)

Wattie, J.

250 Weall, T. G.

Weatherall, M. E. Wetherall, E. White, Hedley G. Whyte, L. M. Wilson, A. P.

Willson, C.

Wilson, J. Wilson, J. P. Wilson, W.

260 Wilkie, C. A. J.

Wilkie, P. W. A. Wolf, G. Young, A. V. 264 Young, T.

Masters of ships sent at the expense of the Indian Government to Mesopotamia

for River Transport Service.

Anderson, J. M.

Carter, J. H.

Daily, A. W.

Field-Hook, W. Sawyer, Mr.

Smith, S. Sprott, H. T.

Baigree, A. O. Baker, Dr.

Ballor, A.

Beattie, R.

Beckett, O.

Belsey, E. J.

List "B." Men not resident in Hongkong.

Benbowe-Rowe, O. S. Blyton, A. H.

Boyd, J. D.

10 Bradbury, H.

Brockett, G. E. Brown, W. J.

Burton, R. N.

Chenery, H.

Crooke, G. F. R.`

Dixey, H. G.

Duckworth-Ford, R. A.

Early, Dr.

Eastley, C.

20 Fairley, R. H.

Gowen, E. C.

Gowen, G. H.

Griffiths, R. H. Hall, E.

Harrison, H. W.

Heddon, Dr.

Hobson, Dr.

Holden, A. Hutchison, D. J. 30 Kerr, G. M.

Ladd, W. McCloud, J. M. McNeal, S. D. McVeigh, J.

Mellis-Smith, D. B. Middleton, H. Munroe, W. H. Olive, O. E. M. Pennefather, N. F.

40 Perkins, R.

Plummer, Dr. Reid, G. A. Richardson, A. Rogers, G. W.

Rose, R. L. Ross, Dr. Ross, J. Russell, T. Shackleford, R. 50 Smith, J. A. Smith, S. Stanes, A. Stevens, W. M. Tavlor, C. A. Timewell, E. S. Tomlinson, G. H. S. Towell, S. E. Travis, J. J. Walmsley, Dr. 60 Warnock, R. West, C. Weston, K. X. White, H. J. Wilson, F. H. Woods, A.

66 Wright, C.

The men shown in List B are men who have come to Hongkong for the purpose of enlisting, have been passed by the Military Authorities in Hongkong, and have in many cases been provided with free passages to England.

Enclosure 2.

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No.

1917

HONGKONG.

CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY TO BE ADOPTED THROUGHOUT THE EMPIRE AFTER THE WAR.

CIRCULAR.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excell-ney

the Governor, 31st August, 1917.

A.

DOWNING STREET, 25th September, 1916.

SIR,-You are aware that His Majesty's Government have under consideration the commercial and industrial policy to be adopted after the War, and the measures to be taken to avoid any recurrence of the dangers to which the Empire has been exposed by the growth of German trade and influence within it.

2. The measures to be taken during the period of reconstruction and afterwards have recently been discussed by the Allied Governments, and I invite your attention to the "Recommendations of the Economic Conference of the Allies," of which you have already received a copy.' A further copy is enclosed herewith for convenience of

reference.

3. A Committee has been appointed to consider the commercial and industrial policy of the United Kingdom after the War, with special reference to the conclusions of the Conference. I enclose a copy of the terms of reference and a list of the members.

4. This Committee will consider the questions before them primarily from the point of view of the United Kingdom, and, as stated by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on the 24th July last, its appointment is a step preliminary to the convening of a Conference representative of the United Kingdom, the Dominions, and India.

At such Conference it will devolve on the Secretary of State for the Colonies to secure consideration of any special circumstances affecting the interests of any particular Colony or Protectorate. I should therefore be glad to receive from you a considered statement of the views of your Government on the Recommendations of the Conference and on the questions submitted to the Committee, so far as the circumstances of the Colony or Protectorate under your Government appear to you to call for special attention in connexion with them.

5. You will no doubt wish to consult representative persons and bodies before replying to this despatch, which you are at liberty to make public.

I have, &c.,

A. BONAR LAW.

The Officer Administering the Government of

HONGKONG.

* Published in Sessional Paper No. 2 of 1917.

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[Enclosure 2 in Circular despatch dated 25th September, 1916.]

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY COMMITTEE.

The Prime Minister has appointed a Committee "to consider the commercial and industrial policy to be adopted after the War, with special reference to the conclusions reached at the Economic Conference of the Allies, and to the following questions:--

(a) What industries are essential to the future safety of the nation; and what

steps should be taken to maintain or establish them.

(b) What steps should be taken to recover home and foreign trade lost during the

War, and to secure new markets.

(c) To what extent and by what means the resources of the Empire should, and

can, be developed.

(d) To what extent and by what means the sources of supply within the Empire

can be prevented from falling under foreign control.'

The Committee is composed as follows:---

The Right Hon. Lord Balfour of Burleigh, K.T., G.C.M.G., (Chairman).

Mr. Arthur Balfour,

Mr. H. Gosling,

Mr. W. A. S. Hewins, M.P.,

Mr. A. H. Illingworth, M.P.,

Sir J. P. Maclay, Bart.,

The Right Hon. Sir A. Mond, Bart., M.P.,

Mr. Arthur Pease,

Mr. R. E. Prothero, M.V.O., M.P.,

Sir Frederick H. Smith, Bart.,

Mr. G. J. Wardle, M.P.;

together with the following gentlemen, who are presiding over the Board of Trade Committees on the position of important industries after the war:

Sir H. Birchenough, K.C.M.G.,

Sir A. A. Booth, Bart.,

Lord Faringdon,

Sir C. G. Hyde,

The Hon. Sir C. A. Parsons, K.C.B., F.R.S.,

Lord Rhondda,

Mr. G. Scoby-Smith.

Mr. Percy Ashley, of the Board of Trade, and Mr. G. C. Upcott, of the Treasury, have been appointed Secretaries to the Committee.

3679/1916.

20th November, 1916.

SIR-I am directed to forward for the consideration of the British Members of your Chamber a copy of a despatch received from the Secretary of State for the Colonies regarding the commercial and industrial policy to be adopted throughout the Empire after the war.

2. This Government will be glad to receive a statement of the views of the Chamber upon the subject.

I am, &c.,

The Secretary,

Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

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Enclosure.

NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDING,

DES VŒUX ROAD,

HONGKONG, 8th January, 117.

SIR,---I am directed to acknowledge your letter of 20th November last covering copy of a despatch received from the Secretary of State for the Colonies regarding the Com- mercial and Industrial Policy to be adopted throughout the Empire after the War, and asking for a statement of this Chamber's views thereon.

The subject is so wide and the interest of different parts of the Empire so varied that in this, their reply, my Committee can only venture to deal with the subject on broad lines and with the interests of this Colony principally in their minds.

In the first place it seems desirable to state that in giving consideration to any policy relating to the progress of Commerce and Industry after the War, due regard must also be given to the maintenance as far as practicable of Trade and Industry already established in this Far Eastern field as the result of many years effort: that is, as far as is compatible with the prosecution of the War, steps should not be taken to weaken the Empire's present hold on Eastern Commerce, Finance and Industry, and for this reason it is essential, in the interests of the Empire, to maintain to and from and in the East a due proportion of Shipping to maintain supplies between the different points of the Empire and the East; also such supply of material as may be requiresi for British industries; and to reserve on the spot the necessary number of men of experience in Eastern trade and peoples.

As you are aware there was a Conference under the auspices of the British Imperial Council of Commerce in London in June of last year, and at that Conference Mr. C. H. Ross, a former Member of the Legislative Council of this Colony, represented the Hong- kong Chamber of Commerce. The leading subject of the Conference was Trade during and after the War, and in part reply to your enquiries I enclose copy of a letter abdressed to Mr. Ross outlining the views of the Chamber at that time.

I am directed to supplement this with the following points of importance to this Colony which have occurred to my Committee:---

Imports, Exports, and Industries.

Hongkong is essentially a great shipping port and Trade emporium and as such cannot be dissociated from the neighbouring state of China which indeed provides the most important commercial field for Hongkong enterprise. Whatever Imperial policy is adopted for the future, in the interest of Hongkong, provision must be made for its peculiar relationship with China, and no measures should be taken which would be likely to be detrimental to the further expansion of the import and export trade with China; any Tariff Regulation should provide for these circumstances. As a shipping port it is essential to foster and stimulate the important Ship and Engine repairing and Dry Docking facilities, also the Ship and Engine building establishments which at present exist.

The shipbuilding plants which are actively employed in replacing depleted tonnage are now an important Imperial asset of recognised service to the Empire.

The considerable Sugar Refining industry should also be protected in any measures which may affect them as also such industries as the Cement and Rope works.

The export trade in Chinese produce is open to further development, which would be stimulated by the scientific absorption by Great Britain of produce previously largely exported to the Central Powers, where various products such as Essential Oils, Cantha- rides, Hides, Human Hair, Wood-oil, Cocoanut-oil, Peanut-oil, Star Aniseed, Gallnuts, Tobacco, Tea-oil, Patridge-canes, Ginger, Turmeric, Galangal, Nux Vomica, Kwongsi Cassia, Bristles, and Soy were subjected to scientific treatment and re-exported to the allied countries in manufactured form. This is a matter which will no doubt form a question for research and studied attention on the part of the technical bodies now being formed at Home for the purpose.

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With regard to Trade Marks belonging to Enemy firms these should be expunged from the register and their re-issue prohibited. The Hon. Mr. Holyoak has already voiced the opinion of the Committee in the matter and nothing more can usefully be added to the remarks of the Chamber's representative on the Legislative Council.

Return of Enemy Subjects.

It would seem impracticable in these days of Trade and interwoven interests to per- nauently bar the return of present enemies, although this would tend towards sounder commercial conditions; but a strong advocacy exists for deferring their return for a minimum period of ten years after the Declaration of Peace, and when allowed to return the Colony it is urged that it should be only under Licence, in similar manner to which British Merchants submit in Russia.

With regard to residence and trading by friendly aliens in the Colony, since the Chinese form so large a proportion of the community it is difficult to suggest any parti- cular form of control, but it might be practicable to institute a form of Registration, and it is urged that more effective control of all alien and native firms should be aimed at-- especially should alien and Chinese Corporations trading as Hongkong registered Com- panies be better controlled. It is a matter of common knowledge that the requirements of the local Ordinance are frequently ignored--that there is in fact no real control notwithstanding the elaborate paper machinery.

The books of all Companies seeking the protection of the Hongkong Companies Ordinance should be kept in English as previously contended by my Committee and properly qualified auditors should be insisted upon.

My Committee believe that the present system of ascertaining the qualification of an Auditor of Chinese Companies is derided by the Chinese themselves.

Insurance.

As to restrictions and control to be placed upon Insurance Companies, it seems desirable that Legislation should provide that British Traders or Insurance Companies shall insure and re-insure only with British Companies and that British Insurance Companies doing business through Agents shall employ only British Agents on Empire Territory.

A special tax on all premia secured by Foreign Companies doing business on Empire Territory should be imposed.

It would be well to provide further that the books of all Foreign Insurance Com- panies shall be open to inspection by properly appointed Auditors and that such books shall be kept in English.

Shipping.

The Ton for Ton policy as part reparation for Submarine outrages which it is hoped will be adopted should provide an effective check on the enemies shipping expansion. Ships belonging to the Central Powers should not be allowed to use British ports on the same terms as before the War, and subsidised ships of their flags should be subjected to penalties. Should it develop that Germany proposes to use British ports as stages on a route leading to the development of Whampoa in an attempt to divert Trade and Shipping from Hongkong, Ports Dues from Suez outwards should be placed on differ- ential terms and coaling facilities restricted against German ships employed in such a policy. It is also desirable to consider how far it would be practicable to apply Port Dues to alien shipping on reciprocal terms, according to the flag in question.

Commercial and Industrial Policy.

It is strongly urged that the most effective way to meet competition and to handle the Empire's vast resources in and for the Empire's interests is by practical knowledge and business organizations assisted and supported by legislation which should at least know the real commercial outlook and not merely the Political one.

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In view of the fact that a Conference of representatives of the United Kingdom, the Dominions and India--as foreshadowed by the Prime Minister recently-may at some future date be convened, it appears desirable to my Committee that application should be made by the Colonies to have their nominees present on that occasion. If this cannot be arranged the Colonies should at least have the right to send their representa- tives, elected by the Chambers of Commerce, home to advise the Secretary of State, who in the scheme outlined by the Prime Minister will represent the Colonies at the Con- ference.

My Committee also consider that the Colony should elect its own Member of the Imperial Parliament, and that the services of a Commercial Attaché to South China should be procured at an early date. This latter suggestion is one that has received great consideration from my Committee, who are satisfied of the necessity of having a Commercial Expert to assist in the future commercial development of the Colony and the Empire Trade generally.

The Honourable

Copy.

I have, &c.,

E. A. M. WILLIAMS,

Secretary.

The Colonial Secretary.

(Enclosure.)

NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDING,

DES VEUX Road, HONGKONG, 21st March, 1916.

DEAR SIR,-I am to convey to you the thanks and appreciation of my Committee that you find yourself able to represent this Chamber in the Council of the British Imperial Council of Commerce in the place of the late Mr. E. A. HEWETT, C.M.G.

There will be, as you no doubt are aware, a Conference in London during the week commencing June 5th, 1916, to which all members of Council and certain special delegates from overseas will be invited.

The provisional programme embraces many important questions some of which deeply interest this Colony.

My Committee are fortunate in securing as the representative of this Chamber one who has such a first-hand knowledge of conditions of trade in Southern China.

The liberty is taken herein of indicating the trend of commercial thought as regards certain questions which will receive the attention of the coming Conference.

The expression "Commercial" in the preceding paragraph is used advisedly in that it is duly recognised that local trading interests must be subservient to Imperial Policy.

The Circular dated 30th December, 1915, announcing the Conference, suggests among other matters for consideration :----

1.--Fiscal Questions.

(a.) The adoption of the system of preferential tariffs within the Empire. This is a knotty problem as regards the Colony of Hongkong.

As you know, we are merely a depôt--a godown. Even a small tariff may give an undesirable filip to direct trading with other ports--may, indeed, encourage the establishment of a new port in Southern China to the detriment of Hongkong.

A tariff on foreign goods entering Hongkong would mean a double tax on the same goods entering China via this port.

Should we gain Imperially what we lost locally?

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On the other hand if an exception were made in our favour in a general scheme of Imperial preference, the import of foreign goods into other parts of the Empire viâ Hongkong, and duty free, would have to be guarded against.

(b.) The question of preferential trade relations between the British Empire

and allied nations.

If this resulted in Hongkong becoming a depôt for exports from China in order to qualify for preferential treatment it would largely increase our trade.

Would the Preference extend to shippers of all nationalities?

(c.) The measures which should be taken within the Empire against enemy

countries in respect of manufactured goods and shipping.

This chiefly concerns Hongkong as regards shipping, and being the last of a chain of British Ports it depends upon what is decided as a general British Policy. The more ships using the port the better for our local prosperity and taxes.

(d.) Measures against the dumping of enemy goods within the British Empire. This is a question of general policy throughout the Empire.

2.--Legislative Questions.

(a.) Amendment of the laws relating to nationalization.

It is hoped in future that the nationalization laws will be drawn up and adminis- tered on much stricter lines.

(b.) Compulsory registration of aliens throughout the Empire.

My Committee are in favour of the compulsory registration of aliens throughout the Empire.

(e.) The question of licences to trade and other regulations affecting foreign

firms and companies.

Foreign firms and companies should only be allowed to trade under licence.

(d.) The prohibition of contracts with aliens which may have the effect of restrain-

ing Imperial trade.

Generally in favour of this.

(e.) Reform of Patents and Designs and Trade Mark law, with the object of

establishing a uniform basis throughout the Empire.

Generally in favour of this.

(f.) The application of the principle of Imperial preference in taxation, and the adjustment of the present system by which double income tax is charged within the Empire.

As you know, no income tax is payable in Hongkong. It is recognised that the difficulties in the way of imposing such a tax on a Community mostly Chinese are pro- bably insuperable. To tax the small European population only would be iniquitous. It is held that the Colony already bears a fair share of the Imperial burden in the form of the Military Contributions.

3.-Voluntary Action by Chamber of Commerce and Boards of Trade.

(a.) Limitation of Members of Chamber of Commerce, etc., to British-born sub-

jects.

There again we are peculiarly situated with a cosmopolitan trading population con- tributing to the prosperity of the port. However, the formation of a purely British Chamber has already been tentatively considered and if a general move were made in that direction we should probably take the necessary steps to follow suit.

(b.) Appointment of additional Trade Commissioners by the respective Govern-

ments of the Empire.

It is recognised that the British Consular service leaves much to be desired in its relation to the furthering of British Trade interests. There are some bright exceptions, but generally speaking the usual type of Consular Official is not sympathetic to the trader. It is not his fault. His training does not equip him with the trading instinct, if one may use the expression, and he cannot recognise openings for trade expansion.

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On the other hand, the type of man who would be really useful is he who can demand a higher scale of remuneration in actual commerce than a Government would perhaps be able to offer.

The appointment of such men to suitable trading centres might make necessary an all round raising of Consular emoluments to level things.

If properly trained men were appointed the result would be undoubtedly beneficial, but the selection should be made by business men themselves. The choice by legal legislators would probably only mean an additional Imperial burden.

The Commercial Attaché of the present type would be of comparatively little value.

(c.) Encouragement of inter-Imperial trade exhibitions.

We are not in favour of local Exhibitions of British Manufactures which can be used to supply Eastern competitors with models for copying purpose.

(d.) The promotion of closer trade and social relations within the Empire and

in relation to allied countries.,

A very worthy ideal.

I enclose for your information two letters recently addressed by this Chamber to the Hongkong Government. They give some indication of a feeling among the Mercantile Community of this port which is rapidly hardening and would appear to be shared by the British Merchants of other Far Eastern possessions.

My Committee leave the expression of their views to you in the fullest confidence that you will interpret them in the interests of the Empire as a whole, and this Colony in particular.

C. H. Ross, Esq.,

Yours faithfully,

(Sgd.)

E. A. M. WILLIAMS.

Secretary.

Messrs. Matheson & Co., Ltd.,

3, Lombard Street, London, E.C.

No. 156.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 10th May, 1917.

SIR,--With reference to Mr. Bonar Law's circular despatch of the 25th September last, I have the honour to forward for your con- Letter of 8th January, 1917. sideration the enclosed copy of a letter from the Hongkong General published above,

Chamber of Commerce, to whom that despatch was referred on the 20th of November last. On the 15th of March the despatch and the Chamber's letter were considered in Executive Council and it was agreed that the papers should be circulated, with the permission of the Chamber, among the Un-official Members of the Legislative Council with a request for an expression of their opinion; and that thereafter I should draft a despatch for the consideration of the Executive Council. The papers were so circulated on the 4th of April and were returned on the 12th of April. Mr. Holyoak minuted “I do not think anything can usefully be added to the Chamber of Commerce's replies Mr. E. Shellim wrote "The Chamber of Commerce's letters "are in harmony with the views of business men in the Colony ". Mr. H. E. Pollock, K.C., added "I agree with the views expressed in the "Chamber of Commerce's letter of 8th January, 1917, to the Colonial "Secretary" Messrs. Auton, Lau Chi-pak, and Wei Yuk, C.M.G., merely initialled the covering minute paper.

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The Right Honourable

WALTER LONG, M.P.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

Enclosure 2.

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At the meeting of the Legislative Council held on the 5th of April Mr. Holyoak, the Un-official Member nominated by the Chamber of Commerce gave notice of the resolution, copy of which is enclosed, and on the 19th of April the resolution was moved by him and seconded by Mr. C. E. Anton, the present Head in Hongkong of the Firm of Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Company, Limited. The resolu- tion endorses as far as German subjects are concerned the views of Enclosure 3: Hansard the Chamber on the subject of the return of enemy subjects. I enclose Report of 19th April, 1917. the Hansard debate on the resolution in question and copies of leading Enclosure 4: S.C.M.P., articles from the 4 English newspapers commenting upon the debate.

C.M., H.K.T. of 20th April, 1917, H.K.D.P. of 21st April, 1917.

Subsequently a Meeting of the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce was held at which the recommendation to exclude all Germans from the Colony for a period of 10 years following the declaration of peace and that subsequently they be only admitted to the Colony under strict licence, was re-affirmed. Later a Public Meet- ing was convened with the same object and the same result, with the important exceptions that no fixed period was named for the duration of the policy of exclusion and that it is now admitted, to quote from the speech of Mr. P. H. Holyoak, that "it would be presumption and folly to say that this Colony alone should exclude the Germans". Enclosure 5: Hongkong I enclose Press reports of both meetings; and before I leave this Weekly Press of 27th April, subject I would like to emphasize the fact, with reference to Mr. 1917, pp. 348-354.

Holyoak's remarks at the meeting of the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce, that before he moved his resolution in the Legislative Council it was within Mr. Holyoak's knowledge that the letter of the Chamber of Commerce of the Sth of January, which was in reply to a direct invitation for the opinion of the Chamber and which contained the substance of his resolution, would be sent to you for your con- sideration. He also knew that the Government could not accept the resolution, for I informed him to that effect immediately after the meeting of Council at which he gave public notice of his intention to move the resolution.

2. Taking now the Chamber's letter seriatim, the first point raised is the importance of the present maintenance, with a view to after-war progress, of the Empire's Commercial position in the Far East, with special reference to the questions of shipping facilities and the supply of trained men. The former question, in its relation to Imperial requirements generally, has received and is still receiving the closest attention of the Admiralty; while the question of the retention in Hongkong of men of commercial training has been and at the time of writing still is under the consideration of the Commission, whose appointment was approved in your telegram of the 7th February.

3. Under the heading "Imports, Exports, and Industries" the Chamber refer to the Colony's close association with China, to its local industries, to its export trade in Chinese produce, and to the question of trade marks registered by enemy firms.

4. The question of Hongkong's relation to China is dealt with by the Chamber at more length under the heading "Fiscal Questions in their letter to Mr. Ross, where they aptly compare the Colony to a depôt or godown. I may make the suggestion that goods in transit through this godown could, by an extension of the bonded warehouse and drawback systems, be made free of any special tariff operative within the Colony.

5. The Chamber lay stress, and rightly so, upon the importance of the Colony's greatest industry, ship-building, and they refer also to sugar refining and cement and rope manufacture. These industries, and others, such as cigar and cigarette manufacture and tin smelting, now rapidly growing, depend alike on (a) cheap labour (b) free imports of raw materials and (c) cheap freights. The Hongkong Government

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realises these factors and can be relied upon never to lose sight of them. It has been the policy of the Colony to keep the port as open and free as possible.

6. With regard to the question of Chinese produce I may say, in endorsing the Chamber's remarks, that this Government has been in frequent communication with the Imperial Institute on the subject and that it has appointed the Chamber's Secretary to advise it, in the capacity of Commercial Correspondent of the Board of Trade.

7. The question of trade marks belonging to enemy firms has been the subject of correspondence. Any change of policy which commends itself to His Majesty's Government in the matter will no doubt be communicated to me.

8. The Chamber refer next to the exclusion of enemy subjects, the question with which, as regards German subjects at least, they appear to be principally concerned; and there is no doubt that their views on the subject have the strong support of the large majority of European residents, and perhaps of some of the Chinese Community. The very strong feeling which undoubtedly exists on the subject is due partly to the abhorrence of German methods of warfare and partly to objection to German methods of trading. Concerning the latter point the opinion of the representative of the Chamber as expressed in the Legislative Council, voicing as it does that of the British Com- mercial Community, will no doubt receive your most careful consider- ation; and, if any practicable means can be devised for insisting on the local import trade being conducted on a cash basis, this Govern- ment is ready and willing to adopt it. But I cannot suggest any such means except by combination on the part of importers not to trade on the credit system. A subject not touched upon in moving the resolution in the Legislative Council but referred to at some length at the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and at the public meeting, was the financing of exports from Europe on account of German merchants here by London Acceptance Honses. This matter has been the subject of correspondence and it has been pointed out that before a verdict can be pronounced upon the infraction by merchants of the conditions of the letters of lien, it is essential to learn whether or not the Financial Houses in England were cognisant of the irregularity. It has been ascertained that two British Banks in the Colony were so cognisant, and I have to remark that I know of no remedy for the irregularity if the principals in London and the Banks through whom their letters of lien are negotiated do not take the trouble to protect themselves.

The suggestion that enemy subjects, when re-admitted, should he under licence, in similar manner to British merchants in Russia, will no doubt also receive your consideration. I have no knowledge of the Russian system, but as at present advised I have little faith in effective control by a system of licensing.

9. Regarding the question of residence of friendly aliens two very useful measures, affecting persons of other than Chinese race, have been enacted during the war in the Registration of Persons Ordi- nance, 1916, and the Travellers Restriction Ordinance, 1915. I am strongly in favour of having the first of these measures permanently on the Statute Pook and of retaining Section 14 of the Travellers Restriction Ordinance, with penalties for infraction, and the powers of deportation in Section 13. Such power is very desirable in a great defended Port and Naval base like Hongkong.

10. The question of the better control of the trade of friendly aliens, more especially of the Chinese, is one of great difliculty. I need only refer to the problem of the compulsory registration of

* See page 17.

Enclosure 6.

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Chinese partnerships, a problem which hitherto has proved insoluble, though for years past some of the best legal brains in the Colony have been engaged upon it. A general system of licensing, necessarily involving the inspection of books and transactions, seems imprac- ticable, as it would tend to deter Chinese from establishing themselves, and even from continuing here, in trade.

11. The suggestion that alien and Chinese corporations trading as Hongkong registered companies should be specially controlled is in conflict with Article XXVI (9) of the Royal Instructions. It was put forward by the Chamber at the time when the Companies Ordinance, 1911, was in course of preparation, and it was very fully considered, This Government was not then, and it is not now, satisfied that abuses are more prevalent in one class of local Company than in another. The existing law makes it compulsory for a Hongkong registered Com- pany to keep a book in the English language containing a daily summary of receipts and payments. The books of a Company are generally speaking open only to the directors and secretary and to the auditor; and it would seem not unreasonable, in a Colony where the very large majority of merchants are of Chinese race, that the auditor should suit himself to the convenience of the Company by making himself acquainted with Chinese book-keeping rather than that the Company should alter its system of books for the convenience of the auditor. I may express the hope that one of the first-fruits of the school for instruction in Chinese, recently inaugurated by the Cham- ber, will be an auditor of British race fully conversant with Chinese methods of accounting.

12. I find it difficult to believe the suggestion of the Chamber that the present system of ascertaining the qualification of an auditor of Chinese Companies is derided by the Chinese, as Chinese can- didates for the post of authorised auditor are examined by an exceptionally strong Committee of the leading Chinese merchants of the Colony.

13. I attach a copy of a minute by the Attorney General regard- ing the Chamber's remarks under the heading "Insurance".

14. Measures of control of shipping which is at present enemy may be necessary after the war, and this subject is no doubt engaging the attention of His Majesty's Government. But in the opinion of this Government exclusion would not be in the best interests of Hongkong.

15. I am thoroughly in accord with the Chamber's view that competition can best be met by practical knowledge and organisa- tion. In this connection I am strongly in favour of the appointment of a Commercial Attaché for South China.

16. I have no remarks to make on, nor does the Chamber specifi- cally refer to, the questions contained in enclosure 2 to the Despatch under reference. These questions hardly touch this Colony.

17. If the Chamber of Commerce have no objection to their letter of the 8th January being made public, I wish to publish this Despatch which has been endorsed by the Members of the Executive Council without exception, and I shall be obliged if you will inform me by telegraph whether I may do so.

I have, &c.,

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &e.

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(Enclosure 2.)

MOTION.

It is the opinion of this Council that it is in the best interest of the Colony of Hong- kong that persons of German nationality should be excluded therefrom for a period of at least 10 years following the declaration of peace; and that, subsequently, they be -only admitted into the Colony under strict licence.

(Enclosure 6.)

4721/06 C.S.0.

Minute by the Attorney General.

Hon. Colonial Secretary,

1. The proposals of the Chamber of Commerce are as follows:-

(«.) “British” traders to insure only with "British" companies.

(b.) (e)

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British" companies to reinsure only with "British" companies.

British" Insurance Companies to employ only "British" agents in British

territory.

(d.) A tax to be imposed on all premia collected by "foreign" companies in

British territory.

(e.) The books of all "foreign" insurance companies to be open to inspection

by "properly appointed" auditors and to be kept in English.

2. The proposals are not as definite as they might be. For instance, the term British" seems to be used in four different senses. I suppose that "British traders means traders in British territory. In the former part of (b)" British" means, I suppose. companies incorporated under the law of some part of His Majesty's dominions. In the latter part of (6) and in (e) “British companies "must mean companies in the constitution of which there is some security against alien control. The nature and extent of this security is not defined. The term cannot mean companies incorporated in British territory, because companies incorporated abroad might then be able to evade the law by forming subsidiary companies. "British agents must include (a) British subjects, (b) firms of some undefined degree of British subject composition, and (e) companies in the com- position of which there is some undefined degree of British subject control. The term "foreign companies" is also ambiguous, as it is not clear whether the reference is to the place of incorporation or to the fact of alien control. Properly appointed auditors" is also rather vague. It is not clear whether any of the proposals refer to life insurance.

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3. Attempts to define the conditions of non-alien control can be found in the following enactments :--

(a.) The China (Companies) Order in Council, 1915: see the 1915 volume of

Orders in Council, p. 183.

(b.) The British Ships (Transfer Restriction) Act, 1916, 6 and 7 Geo. 5, c. 42.

The Nigerian draft Ordinance which is in C.S.O. 4 in 3435/16.

(7.) The Straits Settlements Alien Enemies Winding up Ordinance, 1917, Ordi-

nance No. 6 of 1917.

4. Two questions suggest themselves. One is whether Hongkong should adopt the proposed policy without regard to other parts of the Empire. The other is whether Hongkong should recommend the policy for the Empire and should be prepared to adhere to it if adopted in other parts of the Empire.

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5. Hongkong seems too small to adopt the policy alone, though the volume of insurance business here may be very large for the size of the Colony. For one thing, it might drive a good deal of marine insurance business elsewhere. Proposal (e) would probably be outside the power of local legislation to effect. The objection to the pro- posals as an Imperial policy applies also to the special case of Hongkong. In the case of marine insurance there is also the special objection that it might lead to exports of Chinese produce being insured at Canton.

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6. Possible objections to the proposed policy as an Imperial policy are the follow-- ing:-

(a.) It may be doubted whether protection would be the best policy either for

the public or for the British compauies,

(b.) The policy has never been tried, so far as I know, and its effects are

unknown.

(e.) Discrimination might lead to reprisals. The House of Lords Committee- were opposed to discrimination in the case of life insurance companies. on this very ground,

(7.) It is not clear what the object of the policy is. Insurance is not a “key industry". The policy may be dictated by a natural but temporary reaction of the events of the war.

7. Proposal (e) is ambiguous in the following respects :---

(a.) What are foreign" companies? If the term includes the local Chinese- companies, it is a question how far it would be fair to insist on complete- accounts in English. This subject has been considered in C.S.0, 6342/11.

(b.) How are the auditors to be “properly appointed ”?

(c.) Is there to be a compulsory periodical audit, or are the books only to be

open to andit on demand or on some special order by some authority?

8. The above criticisms are not hostile, but more particularity seems desirable, and the object of the policy should be explained. When these points are ascertained the subject could be reconsidered. In any case I would suggest that the proposals should be forwarded to the Secretary of State for consideration of the experts in the United Kingdom rather than that they should be recommended.

26th April, 1917.

J. H. KEMP,

Attorney General,

$3

B.

NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDING,

Des Voeux Road,

HONGKONG, 5th December, 1916.

SIR,I have the honour to submit for the information and consideration of His Excellency the Governor copy of a letter received by this Chamber from the Trade and Industry Committee of the Royal Colonial Institute with copy of the Chamber's reply which correspondence speaks for itself.

The resolution set out in the enclosure has the entire support of my Committee who, in the interests of British Merchants of this Colony, and in the interests of the British Empire would gladly welcome local legislation of the nature desired.

The Honourable

Copy.

The Colonial Secretary.

I am, &c.,

E. A. M. WILLIAMS,

Secretary.

(Enclosure.)

ROYAL COLONIAL InstitUTE,

NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE,

LONDON, W.C.,

21st July, 1916.

SIR,-1 am desired by the Trade and Industry Committee of the Royal Colonial In- stitute to submit for the consideration of your Organisation a proposal made by this Committee embodied in the following Resolution:

"That with a view to encouraging the establishment of new industries in the "British Empire and giving a measure of confidence and security to capital "to be embarked therein, as well as assisting the expansion of existing in- "dustries, the Governments of the Empire be urged to make it obligatory "on all Government Departments, Municipalities, Railways, Dock and Harbour Boards, Gas, Water and Electric Light Corporations, and all "such bodies spending public monies, or enjoying charters from Govern- ment or other public authorities, to purchase Empire-made goods and to place all contracts with British firins, exceptions to be made, by "special permission of proper authority, only, in cases where such a "course is considered to be at variance with public interests.

It is not necessary to emphasize that if it is made compulsory in each part of the Empire that Government Departments and Municipal and other Public Bodies place contracts only with British firms (using that term in its widest Imperial sense), it would prove a very strong factor in stimulating the establishment of new, and the growth of existing industries as well as consolidating Inter-Empire trade.

The Imperial Government and each of the Dominion and Colonial Governments hav- ing powers to legislate are being approached on this matter by the Council of the Institute, and in the opinion of this Committee it would be in our mutual interests if your Organiza- tion would co-operate in bringing before your Government the necessity of passing the necessary legislation to give effect to the principle embodied in the Resolution.

I have, &c.,

JAMES R. BOOSE,

Acting Secretary.

Trade and Industry Committee.

Copy.

$4

(Enclosure.)

NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDING,

Des Voeux Road,

HONGKONG, 5th December, 1916.

SIR, I am directed to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 21st July, setting out the resolution passed by your Committee seeking to obtain legislation throughout the Empire whereby it will become obligatory on all Government Departments and all other bodies spending public monies, to purchase Empire-made Goods and to contract only with British firms, when such procedure is practicable.

My Committee heartily support the resolution and will take the earliest opportunity of approaching the Hongkong Government on the subject.

The Secretary,

I am, &c.,

E. A. M. WILLIAMS, Secretury.

Trade & Industry Committee, Royal Colonial Institute, London.

3310/1916.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 19th December, 1916.

SIR, I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 5th December relative to a proposal that legislative powers should be taken to compel Government and other public departments and undertakings as far as possible to purchase Empire-made goods and to place all contracts with British firms.

2. It is a rule of the Colonial Service that all requisitions from a Colony for stores required from the United Kingdom or from countries not being adjacent to the Colony concerned are to be sent to the Crown Agents for the Colonies in London; and it has been the invariable practice of the Crown Agents to place orders, as far as possible, with British firms. This Government concurs that the Crown Agents should be asked to make it a hard and fast rule that its orders are to be placed with British firms within the Empire, unless such a course is considered to be at variance with public interests.

3. As regards the many orders and contracts placed locally by this Government the matter assumes a different aspect. It is the rule that all orders in an amount exceeding $150 are to be placed by public tender; and, as your Chamber are aware, the successful tenderers are in the majority of cases Chinese firms, who may or may not contain British subjects and may or may not employ British materials. It would be possible in many cases to make it a condition that materials and stores supplied are to be of an origin within the Empire, but it would seem to be against the public interest that a fixed rule should be made in the matter. I may quote, for example, cement purchased from the Green Island Cement Company, which is made from material derived from Chinese or French territory, or coal, which is purchased from Japan.

4. Apart from the Government there are in this Colony no Municipal or other bodies spending public moneys; and in the case of Companies performing public services, such as Gas, Electric Light, Telephone, and Tramway Companies, no present means exist of exercising any control in respect of matters unconnected with the efficiency of the service rendered.

5. I am to request that the Chamber will be so good as to acquaint this Government of the form which in their opinion legislation should take, in view of the circumstances set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of this letter.

I am, &c.,

The Secretary,

Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

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NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDING, Des Voeux Road,

HONGKONG, 10th January, BIT.

SIR, I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your reply No. 3310/1916 to this Chamber's letter of 5th December regarding the purchase of Empire-made goods and the placing of all contracts with British firms.

2. This Chamber would be glad to see the system of requisitioning through the Crown Agents in London entirely abolished and opportunity given to all British Mer- chants in the Colony to tender for Government requirements.

3. My Committee is of opinion that only British firms should be allowed to tender for local contracts, but should this be found impracticable then the Chinese should be required to guarantee that the material supplied is of British manufacture (unless not produced in the Empire) and failing such guarantee a higher tender from a British firm. should be accepted.

4. In the case of the Green Island Cement Co. no real argument exists against the adoption of the general principle, for the finished product is a British product, produced in the Empire. In any discussion of protective measures my Committee hold the view that raw materials are generally excepted and this exception would embrace both the case of the Green Island Cement, and the consumption of Chinese or Japanese Coal.

A Company with British Capital manufacturing in a foreign country on the other hand, should be penalised as against competitors operating in the Empire, for the former are probably doing so partly to evade charges within the Empire.

5. Public utility Companies such as Gas, Electric Light, Telephone and Tramway Companies would probably be largely influenced by the example of a Government practising principles of "British for the British". The fear of Government absorption might prove sufficient, and in any case legislation obliging such companies to us British Machinery, Stores, etc., where practicable, would not be unjust, for the public is their stay and support.

I have, &c.,

E. A. M. WILLIAMS,

Secretary.

The Honourable

The Colonial Secretary.

3310/1916.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE, HONGKONG, 10th February, 1917.

SIR,-1 am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th January regarding the purchase of Empire-made goods and in reply to inform you that the Colonial Government cannot agree with you on all the points raised especially with regard to the Crown Agents' system. After long experience the Colonial Government are completely satisfied with this system.

I am to add that the correspondence will be forwarded to the Secretary of State for the Colonies for his consideration.

The Secretary

I have, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce.

No. 49.

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GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 9th February, 1917.

SIR, I have the honour to forward for your consideration copies of correspondence which has passed between this Government and the Secretary of the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce on the subject of suggested legislation throughout the Empire that all Government Departments and others spending public money should purchase Empire-made goods and contract only with British firms.

The Right Honourable

WALTER LONG, M.P.,

de..

&c.,

Hongkong. No. $1.

dc.

I have, &c.,

F. H. MAY,

Governor, d'e.

DOWNING STREET. LONDON, 3rd May, 1917.

SIR,---I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your despatch No. 49 of the 9th of February, and to inform you that it is not necessary that any action should be taken on the Circular from the Royal Colonial Institute regarding the proposal to confine Government etc. orders to British-made goods.

2. The subject matter of your despatch under acknowledgment will no doubt be fully dealt with in the reply to my predecessor's circular despatch of the 25th September,

1916.

Governor

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

die.,

de.,

&e.

I have, &c.,

WALTER H. LONG.

HONGKONG.

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C.

LONDON ACCEPTANCE SYSTEM.

No. 1.

DOWNING STREET,

24th December, 1915.

No. 2.

SIR,--I have the honour to transmit to you, for your consideration, a copy China Asso- of the correspondence noted in the margin, relative to the financing of British

and German trade in Hongkong and China.

ciation,

23rd Nov.,

1915.

To China

Association,

2. I shall be glad to receive any observations that you may wish to offer on

23rd Dec., the subject.

1915.

To Treasury,

23rd Dec.,

1915.

I have, &c.,

A. BONAR LAW.

To Board of

Trade,

23rd Dec.,

1915.

Governor

Copy

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

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

No. 2,

CHINA ASSOCIATION,

99, Cannon Street, London, E.C'., 23rd November, 1915.

SIR,-In the Report on German Trading in Hongkong, No. C. 19835 1915, dated August, 1915, it is stated that practically the whole of the German Import and Export Trade has been financed in London, partly by the Eastern Exchange Banks, but principally by the large London Financing and Accepting Houses. The procedure is stated to have been that shippers of goods in England to German firms in Hongkong drew bills on the London Accepting Houses, handing over the documents to the latter in consideration of their acceptance of the bills. The Accepting House sent the documents, with a letter of lien attached, to the German firm in Hongkong either direct or through an Eastern Bank--usually direct. The German firm in Hongkong signed the letter of lien, returned it to London and took delivery of the goods on arrival. In most cases the German firm pledged itself in the letter of lien not only to meet the bill at maturity, but to keep the proceeds of the goods in trust, and separate from all other transactions and monies belonging to other persons.

Under the terms of these letters of lien the goods themselves were presum- ably to be held in trust until the proceeds were forthcoming.

The Report goes on to state that in the case of the German firms in Hong- kong this trust has been broken in almost every case. The goods were handed over to the Chinese buyer on 4-8 months credit, and as they were paid for, the monies were placed to general account and used for the carrying on of the business of the firm. Bills at maturity were met out of the general funds of the

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house (1 may add or in the alternative renewed). My Committee are informed that in many cases the period of credit has been extended to 12 months and sometimes even longer. As the same German firms carry on business at the principal Treaty ports in China, it is probable that the same financial system prevails there.

The Report further states that the opinion amongst British Merchants in Hongkong is that the Germans received financial facilities from British Banks and Discount Houses which could not have been obtained by themselves this statement is given with all reserve as being the opinion of the majority of the Liquidators of the German Firms in Hongkong who were appointed by the Hongkong Government.

My Committee have good reason to believe that owing to the complications arising out of the war, a large amount of bills accepted by financial houses against goods supposed to be protected by letters of lien, but which have been delivered on credit by German firms, have not been retired, and that by the kindly intervention of the British Government, a portion, at any rate, of those bills are being held by the Government "in cold storage" until the end of the

war.

My Committee would be glad to know if their belief is well founded; if so it would seem to indicate official approval of a system of finance which as described in the Report, can hardly be looked upon as sound or legitimate.

It would also be interesting to know whether the Hongkong Government contemplates taking any action to mark disapproval of the breaches of trust which have officially been disclosed in the Report.

My Committee are expressing the opinion of the great majority of British Merchants in the Far East when they state that this system of giving extended credit to Chinese, which has been fostered by German firms in Hongkong and China is unsound, and that it has been an important factor in enabling German firms to transfer a large portion of the British trade with China from British to German hands. British trade with China represents a large annual turn-over: the risks connected with carrying it on are considerable, but these risks would be very materially increased if German firms were to succeed, in conjunction with London Financing Houses and Banks, in transferring the whole trade to a basis of extended credit; if the credit system is encouraged in the future it can hardly fail to transfer a considerable further portion of British trade from British to German firms, and my Committee are of opinion that this is undesirable from a national point of view. Experience of German methods in China has created the impression that German firms have from time to time opportunities of recouping outstanding commercial debts which are not open to British subjects, and which perhaps may explain why they are pre- pared to incur greater financial risks. It is notorious that after times of inrest German claims for commercial losses have been out of all proportion to British claims.

At the time of the financial crisis last year His Majesty's Government came to the assistance of the British Financial Houses, and agreed to carry over pre- Moratorium bills at interest until the end of the War and for a year thereafter. If it is the case that amongst these bills there are bills payable by German houses in Hongkong and China, who have delivered the goods, against which they were drawn, to Chinese on credit, it is clear that in assisting the British Financial Houses, His Majesty's Government are indirectly giving assistance to German enemy firms, who, not only shew no gratitude for this kindly interven- tion, but openly declare their hostility to our country and have actively carried on an insidious propaganda against British interests in China.

While it may perhaps in the general interests of British finance be in- expedient to upset the "cold storage arrangement, my Committee would respectfully suggest that His Majesty's Government should take advantage

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of the situation to ascertain whether it is the intention of the British Financial Houses and Banks to resuscitate the system, under which Germans have been enabled to undermine the trade of British merchants in Hongkong and China by giving extended credit to Chinese, if and when these institutions resume their business relations with German firms after the War, or whether they are willing to come to an understanding amongst themselves to discontinue the financial facilities referred to with a view to re-establishing British trade with Hongkong and China on a sounder basis than has prevailed in recent years. My Committee venture to hope that it may be possible to have an arrangement of this kind arrived at, in view of the probability that after the War German firms in Hongkong and China will do everything in their power to injure British interests there, and it surely cannot be for the national welfare that facilities for so doing should be accorded to them by British institutions.

I have, etc.,

F. ANDERSON, Chairman,

H.M. Under Secretary of State

for the Colonies,

Colonial Office,

Downing Street, S.W.

3568/15.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

No. 1.

HONGKONG, 9th February, 1916.

SIR,I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Confidential Despatch of the 24th December, 1915, enclosing a copy of correspondence relating to the financing of British and German trade in Hongkong and China.

2. I am unable to confirm the correctness of the opinion quoted from British merchants in Hongkong that the German firms received from British banks and discount houses financial facilities which could not have been obtained by themselves. The degree of financial facility granted must always depend on the credit and standing of the particular applicant, but it seems to me impossible to believe that first class British firms could not have obtained facilities equal to those enjoyed by many of the German firms, and I have not heard of any instances in which the facilities of the London acceptance system were refused to such a firm.

3. It is not known locally whether any bills relating to shipments to the former German firms here are amongst those which are being carried till after the end of the war, but in any case the proceeds of shipments financed by London acceptances are being, and will be, remitted according as the course of the liquidations allows. Any proceeds of trust goods which are collected by the liquidators are of course being appropriated in strict accordance with the letters of lien, but where such proceeds were collected by the German firm and were mixed with the general moneys of the firm it is not always possible to remit. Even where the winding up will probably result in a surplus the cash is not always available, and where the local branch is insolvent a difficult legal position arises which is still under consideration.

4. It is difficult to see what action could be taken by this Government to mark disapproval of the failure of the German firms to observe the strict terms of the letters of lien. There are three objections to the institution of any criminal proceedings. One is a permanent reason, the second depends ou a fact which it may or may not be possible to ascertain, and the third may be only a temporary reason. The first reason is that it is very doubtful if any offence has been committed. The second is that it is not known whether the London

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accepting houses were entirely ignorant of the general practice of the German firms to ignore the strict terms of the trust receipts or whether they did not acquiesce in the practice. The third reason is that the persons concerned are now not amenable to the jurisdiction of our courts. No other means of marking disapproval of the practice has been suggested up to the present. It would be possible to legislate so as to make such a practice illegal, but such legislation would be of little avail if the London acceptance houses were willing to accept a risk similar to that to which they have as a matter of fact been exposed all the time in dealing with the German firms. It appears therefore that a great deal must depend on the attitude which may be adopted by the London finance houses after the war towards the German firms.

5. I would therefore suggest that if any steps are taken with a view to securing any change of policy by these houses, they should be in the direc- tion of inducing them to insist on the strictest adherence to the terms of the letters of lien and to insert in the form of letter of lien an express condition that the goods must not be parted with until a sum sufficient to meet the acceptance has been earmarked for that purpose.

6. I am not aware of any other means of checking the long credit system other than a combination of all the importing firms such as has been formed here since the internment and expulsion of the German merchants.

7. In conclusion, I may add that I would gladly consider any proposals for a policy which would tend to encourage the re-establishment of the local import trade on a permanent cash basis, and I need hardly say that any sound and reasonable movement which would assist British traders to maintain themselves against German competition would have the entire support of this Government.

The Right Honourable

The Secretary of State,

&c.,

HONGKONG.

I have, &c.,

F. H. MAY, Governor.

&c.,

&c.

No. 4.

DOWNING STREET,

6th April, 1916.

SIR,I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your confidential despatch of the 9th February, regarding the financing of British and German trade in Hongkong and China, and to inform you that the suggestion made in paragraph 5 of your despatch will receive consideration.

2. I observe that in paragraph 6 you state that a combination of importing firms has been formed in the Colony since the internment and expulsion of the German merchants, and I shall be glad if you will furnish me with a full report on this movement.

Governor

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

&c.,

I have, etc.,

A. BONAR LAW.

&c..

&c.

3568/15.

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No. 5.

No. 4.

No. 3.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 27th May, 1916.

SIR, I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your confidential despatch of 6th April, making enquiries with regard to a certain combination of the importing firms here.

2. What I referred to in paragraph 6 of my confidential despatch of the 9th February was an agreement between all the British importing firms, come to at a meeting of a section of the Hongkong Chamber of Commerce shortly after the expulsion and internment of enemy subjects, that no goods would be delivered in future to Chinese dealers except for cash. The Chinese dealers accepted without any opposition this sudden shifting of the trade from a credit basis to a cash basis, although in many cases they were entitled under their contracts to obtain delivery on credit. The only concession made by the importing firms was to allow 2% discount. The new system appears to have worked well, but of course if there were any large number of importing firms who refused to do business only on a cash basis it would be necessary for the other firms to re-consider their position.

3. The long credit system is said to have led to speculation and over- trading, and the opinion has been expressed here that the Chinese themselves do not disapprove of the recent change to a cash system.

No. 7.

The Right Honourable

The Secretary of State,

&c.,

&c.,

Hongkong.

&c.

I have, etc.,

No. 6.

F. H. MAY,

Governor.

DOWNING STREET,

23rd May, 1916.

SIR, I have the honour to transmit to you the paper noted below on the subject of credit facilities extended to German firms in Hongkong.

I have, etc.,

A. BONAR LAW.

The Officer Administering the Government of

HONGKONG.

C. 12880.

No. 7.

BOARD OF TRADE, (COMMERCIAL. DEPARTMENT),

GWYDYR HOUSE, WHITEHALL, LONDON, S.W.,

1st May, 1916.

SIR. With further reference to your letter (No. 58139 15) of the 16th February last, I am directed by the Board of Trade to state that the question of the credit facilities extended to German firms in Hongkong by the London Acceptance" system of the discount banks, was brought before the Advisory Committee on Commercial Intelligence at the meeting held on the 11th April.

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In accordance with the Committee's recommendations, the Board are call- ing the attention of the London accepting and financing houses concerned to the matter, and are inviting an expression of their views as to the policy to be pursued in future, particularly as regards the enforcement of a strict observance of the terms of the letters of lien.

The Under Secretary of State,

Colonial Office.

3568/1915.

I have, etc.,

H. FOUNTAIN.

No. 8.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, Sth July, 19.16.

SIR,-I am directed to enclose for the confidential information of the Nos. 3 to 7. Chamber of Commerce copies of correspondence with the Secretary of State for the Colonies relating to the financing of British and German trade in Hongkong and China.

The Secretary,

I am, etc.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce.

No. 9.

No. 8.

NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDING,

Des Voeux Road,

HONGKONG, 5th August, 1916.

S-I am directed to acknowledge your letter of the 8th July, 1916, Nos. 3 to 7. Covering copies of correspondence with the Secretary of State for the Colonies

relating to the financing of British and German trade in Hongkong and China.

My Committee has only this comment to make thereon:-

>>

First class British firms could undoubtedly have obtained the same facilities, but "facility would be an actual misnomer if the strict terms of the lien were carried out, for then the question of the renewal of the Bills would have to be dealt with and the method in most cases would prove more expensive than the ordinary British system of drawing through Eastern Banks.

The Honourable

The Colonial Secretary,

Hongkong.

I am, etc.,

E. A. M. WILLIAMS,

Secretary.

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No. 10.

No. 6.

No. 9.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 18th August, 1916.

SIR,-Referring to your Confidential Despatch of the 23rd May, I have the honour to forward a copy of a letter from the Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce regarding the extension of credit facilities to German firms in Hongkong.

I have, etc.,

The Right Honourable

ANDREW BONAR LAW, M.P.,

dc.,

&c.,

de.

F. H. MAY,

Governor, de,

No. 9.

3568/1915.

No. 11.

COLONIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

HONGKONG, 23rd April, 1917.

SIR,-Referring to your letter of the 5th August, 1916, I am directed to request that the Committee of your Chamber will be so good as to explain in detail their comment regarding the correspondence with the Secretary of State for the Colonies with reference to the credit facilities that were formerly extended to German firms in Hongkong.

I am, &c.,

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

The Secretary

Hongkong General Chamber of Commerce.

No. 12.

No. 11.

No. 9.

NEW GOVERNMENT BUILDING, Des Voeux Road,

Hongkong.

22nd May, 1917.

S,I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 23rd ult., requesting my Committee to explain in detail comment contained in this Cham- ber's letter of 5th August last regarding the correspondence with the Secretary of State for the Colonies and having reference to the credit facilities that were formerly extended to German firms in Hongkong.

In reply my Committee direct me to state that the position is very clearly set out in the following statement, a copy of which is already in your hands:-

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Arrangements are made with a certain Accepting House to accept the "Drafts of the shippers up to a certain amount. As the goods are shipped from Manchester, Bradford, or Hamburg, a Bill is drawn "at six months' sight on the Accepting House, which accepts it, "and the drawer then discounts it in the open market. Inasmuch "as the Draft is fine paper on account of the standing of the Accep- "tor, it can usually be discounted at 1 per cent. below bank rate. "The Acceptor usually charges per cent. per month for the

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"facility, and the total cost of financing is merely the accepting Commission, & per cent. per month, interest at 1 per cent. below “bank rate, and the cost of the Bill Stamps. The Accepting House "send the documents with a letter of lien attached to their clients in "China either direct or through an Eastern Bank--usually direct. "The China House signs the letter of lien, returns it to London, and takes delivery of the goods upon arrival. In most cases the "China House pledges itself in the letter of lien, not only to meet "the Bill at maturity, but to keep the proceeds of the goods in trust "and separate from all other transactions and moneys belonging to "other persons.

In the case of the German Firms in Hongkong this trust has been broken in almost every case. The goods were handed over to the Chinese Buyer on 4-8 months' credit, and as 'they were paid for, the monies were placed to general account and "used for the carrying on the business. Bills at maturity were met "out of the general funds of the House.

06

46

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"

Now had the funds been kept separate it is probable the bills would have been running at least nine months before being taken up, and the accepting commission of per cent. per month would thus have counterbalanced the cheaper discount rate.

As stated in the Chamber's letter of 5th August last First Class British firms could have obtained the same facilities and some undoubtedly did but the conditions were complied with.

My Committee trust that this information is what His Excellency requires.

The Honourable

The Colonial Secretary,

Hongkong.

I have, etc.,

A. R. LOWE,

Acting Secretary.

No. 13.

Xo. 10.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 2nd June, 1917.

SIR,--Referring to my Confidential Despatch of the 18th August, 1916, I have the honour to forward copies of further correspondence with the Hongkong Nos. II and General Chamber of Commerce regarding the advantages alleged to have been

derived by German Firms in Hongkong from the London Acceptance System.

12.

2. The Chamber's argument is that the German Firms, by reason of their non-observance of the lien which was a condition of the system, obtained from the system an unfair advantage over their British competitors, who were prepared to observe the lien; but the statement in support of this argument, that had the lien been observed the bills would have been running at least nine months before being taken up, is not very convincing, as firms of the financial standing of the majority of the German houses could have met the bills at maturity, whether or no the lien was observed. And, even if the German

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houses were forced to renew the bills, it is still not clear, from the Chamber's reasoning, why the London Acceptance System should then be more expensive than the ordinary British system of drawing through Eastern banks.

3. I see therefore no reason to change the opinion which I expressed in the second paragraph of my Confidential Despatch of the 9th February, 1916, to the effect that the degree of financial facility granted has depended upon the credit and standing of the particular applicant, and not upon his nationality.

The Right Honourable

WALTER LONG, M.P.,

&c.,

I have, etc.,

F. H. MAY,

Governor.

&c.,

&c.

:

:

3

No. 1917

2

HONGKONG.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ECONOMIC CONFERENCE OF THE ALLIES HELD AT PARIS ON JUNE 14, 15, 16 AND 17, 1916.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, February 22nd, 1917.

CIRCULAR.

DOWNING STREET,

25th September, 1916.

SIR, You are aware that His Majesty's Government have under consideration the commercial and industrial policy to be adopted after the War, and the measures to be taken to avoid any recurrence of the dangers to which the Empire has been exposed by the growth of German trade and influence within it.

2. The measures to be taken during the period of reccnstruction and afterwards have recently been discussed by the Allied Governments, and I invite your attention to the "Recommendations of the Economic Conference of the Allies," of which you have already received a copy. A further copy is enclosed herewith for convenience of

reference.

3. A Committee has been appointed to consider the commercial and industrial policy of the United Kingdom after the War, with special reference to the conclusions of the Conference. I enclose a copy of the terms of reference and a list of the members.

4. This Committee will consider the questions before them primarily from the point of view of the United Kingdom, and, as stated by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on the 24th July last, its appointment is a step preliminary to the convening of a Conference representative of the United Kingdom, the Dominions, and India. At such Conference it will devolve on the Secretary of State for the Colonies to secure consi- deration of any special circumstances affecting the interests of any particular Colony or Protectorate. I should therefore be glad to receive from you a considered statement of the views of your Government on the Recommendations of the Conference and on the questions submitted to the Committee, so far as the circumstances of the Colony or Protec- torate under your Government appear to you to call for special attention in connexion with them.

5. You will no doubt wish to consult representative persons and bodies before reply- ing to this despatch, which you are at liberty to make public.

The Officer Administering the Government of

I have, &c.,

A. BONAR LAW.

HONGKONG.

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[Enclosure 1 in Circular despatch dated 25th September, 1916.]

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ECONOMIC CONFERENCE OF THE ALLIES

HELD AT PARIS ON JUNE 14, 15, 16 AND 17, 1916.

(Translation.)

ECONOMIC CONFERENCE OF THE ALLIES.

1.

The representatives of the Allied Governments have met at Paris under the presi- dency of M. Clémentel, Minister of Commerce, on June 14, 15, 16 and 17, 1916, for the purpose of fulfilling the mandate given to them by the Paris Conference of March 28, 1916, of giving practical expression to their solidarity of views and interests, and of pro- posing to their respective Governments the appropriate measures for realising this soli- darity.

II.

They declare that after forcing upon them the military contest in spite of all their efforts to avoid the conflict, the Empires of Central Europe are to-day preparing, in con- cert with their Allies, for a contest on the economic plane, which will not only survive the re-establishment of peace, but will at that moment attain its full scope and intensity.

III.

They cannot therefore conceal from themselves that the agreements which are being prepared for this purpose between their enemies have the obvious object of establishing the domination of the latter over the production and the markets of the whole world and of imposing on other countries an intolerable yoke.

In face of so grave a peril the Representatives of the Allied Governments consider that it has become their duty, on grounds of necessary and legitimate defence, to adopt and realise from now onward all the measures requisite on the one hand to secure for themselves and for the whole of the markets of neutral countries full economic indepen- dence and respect for sound commercial practice, and on the other hand to facilitate the organisation on a permanent basis of their economic alliance.

For this purpose the Representatives of the Allied Governments have decided to submit for the approval of those Governments the following resolutions:

A.

MEASURES FOR THE WAR PERIOD.

I.

The laws and regulations prohibiting trading with the enemy shall be brought into accord.

For this purpose:

A.--The Allies will prohibit their own subjects and citizens and all persons resid-

ing in their territories from carrying on any trade with:--

1. The inhabitants of enemy countries whatever their nationality.

2. Enemy subjects wherever resident.

3. Persons, firms and companies whose business is controlled wholly or partially by enemy subjects or is subject to enemy influence and whose names are included in a special list.

B.-They will prohibit the importation into their territories of all goods originating

in or coming from enemy countries.

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C.-They will devise means of establishing a system enabling contracts entered into with enemy subjects and injurious to national interests to be cancelled unconditionally.

II.

Business undertakings owned or operated by enemy subjects in the territories of the Allies will all be sequestrated or placed under control; measures will be taken for the purpose of winding up some of these undertakings and of realising their assets, the pro- ceeds of such realisation remaining sequestrated or under control.

III.

In addition to the export prohibitions which are necessitated by the internal situation of each of the Allied countries, the Allies will complete the measures already taken for the restriction of enemy supplies, both in the mother countries and in the Dominions, Colonies and Protectorates :-

1. By unifying the lists of contraband and of export prohibition, and particularly by prohibiting the export of all commodities declared absolute or conditional contraband;

2. By making the grant of licences for export to neutral countries from which export to enemy territories might take place conditional upon the existence in such countries of control organisations approved by the Allies; or, in the absence of such organisations, upon special guarantees such as the limitation of the quantities exported, supervision by Allied consular officers, etc.

B.

TRANSITORY MEASURES FOR THE PERIOD OF COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, AGRICULTURAL AND MARITIME RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ALLIED COUNTRIES.

I.

The Allies declare their common determination to ensure the re-establishment of the countries suffering from acts of destruction, spoliation and unjust requisition, and decide to join in devising means to secure the restoration to those countries, as a prior claim, of their raw materials, industrial and agricultural plant, stock and mercantile fleet, or to assist them to re-equip themselves in these respects.

II.

Whereas the war has put an end to all the treaties of commerce between the Allies and the Enemy Powers, and whereas it is of essential importance that, during the period of economic reconstruction which will follow the cessation of hostilities, the liberty of none of the Allies should be hampered by any claim put forward by the Enemy Powers to most-favoured-nation treatment, the Allies agree that the benefit of this treatment shall not be granted to those Powers during a number of years to be fixed by mutual agree- ment amongst themselves.

During this number of years the Allies undertake to assure to each other so far as possible compensatory outlets for trade in case consequences detrimental to their com- merce result from the application of the undertaking referred to in the preceding para- graph.

III.

The Allies declare themselves agreed to conserve for the Allied countries, before all others, their natural resources during the whole period of commercial, industrial, agricul- tural and maritime reconstruction, and for this purpose they undertake to establish special arrangements to facilitate the interchange of these resources.

IV.

In order to defend their commerce, their industry, their agriculture and their navigation against economic aggression resulting from dumping or any other mode of unfair competition the Allies decide to fix by agreement a period of time during which the commerce of the enemy powers shall be submitted to special treatment and the goods originating in their countries shall be subjected either to prohibitions or to a special régime of an effective character.

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The Allies will determine by agreement through diplomatic channels the special conditions to be imposed during the above-mentioned period on the ships of the enemy powers.

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The Allies will devise the measures to be taken jointly or severally for preventing enemy subjects from exercising, in their territories, certain industries or professions which concern national defence or economic independence.

C.

PERMANENT MEASURES OF MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AND

COLLABORATION AMONG THE ALLIES.

I.

The Allies decide to take the necessary steps without delay to render themselves independent of the enemy countries in so far as regards the raw materials and manu- factured articles essential to the normal development of their economic activities.

These steps should be directed to assuring the independence of the Allies not only so far as concerns their sources of supply, but also as regards their financial, commerical and maritime organisation.

The Allies will adopt the methods which seem to them most suitable for the carry- ing out of this resolution, according to the nature of the commodities and having regard to the principles which govern their economic policy.

They may, for example, have recourse either to enterprises subsidised, directed or controlled by the Governments themselves, or to the grant of financial assistance for the encouragement of scientific and technical research and the development of national industries and resources; to customs duties or prohibitions of a temporary or permanent character; or to a combination of these different methods.

Whatever may be the methods adopted, the object aimed at by the Allies is to increase production within their territories as a whole to a sufficient extent to enable them to maintain and develop their economic position and independence in relation to enemy

countries.

II.

In order to permit the interchange of their products, the Allies undertake to adopt measures for facilitating their mutual trade relations both by the establishment of direct and rapid land sea transport services at low rates, and by the extension and improve- ment of postal, telegraphic and other communications.

III.·

The Allies undertake to convene a meeting of technical delegates to draw up measures for the assimilation, so far as may be possible, of their laws governing patents, indications of origin and trade marks.

In regard to patents, trade marks and literary and artistic copyright which have come into existence during the war in enemy countries, the Allies will adopt, so far as possible, an identical procedure, to be applied as soon as hostilities cease.

This procedure will be elaborated by the technical delegates of the Allies.

D.

Whereas for the purposes of their common defence against the enemy the Allied Powers have agreed to adopt a common economic policy, on the lines laid down in the Resolutions which have been passed, and whereas it is recognised that the effectiveness of this policy depends absolutely upon these Resolutions being put into operation forthwith, the Representatives of the Allied Governments undertake to recommend their respective Governments to take without delay all the measures, whether temporary or permanent, requisite for giving full and complete effect to this policy forthwith, and to communicate to each other the decisions arrived at to attain that object.

BOARD OF TRADE,

21st June, 1916.

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[Enclosure 2 in Circular despatch dated 25th September, 1916.]

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL POLICY COMMITTEE.

The Prime Minister has appointed a Committee "to consider the commercial and industrial policy to be adopted after the War, with special reference to the conclusions reached at the Economic Conference of the Allies, and to the following questions ;

(a) What industries are essential to the future safety of the nation; and what

steps should be taken to maintain or establish them.

(b) What steps should be taken to recover home and foreign trade lost during

the War, and to secure new markets.

(e) To what extent and by what means the resources of the Empire should, and

can, be developed.

(d) To what extent and by what means the sources of supply within the Empire

can be prevented from falling under foreign control.

The Committee is composed as follows:---

The Right Hon. Lord Balfour of Burleigh, K.T., G.C.M.G., (Chairman).

Mr. Arthur Balfour,

Mr. H. Gosling,

Mr. W. A. S. Hewins, M.P.,

Mr. A. H. Illingworth, M.P.,

Sir J. P. Maclay, Bart.,

The Right Hon. Sir A. Mond, Bart., M.P.,

Mr. Arthur Pease,

Mr. R. E. Prothero, M.V.O., M.P.,

Sir Frederick H. Smith, Bart.,

Mr. G. J. Wardle, M.P.;

together with the following gentlemen, who are presiding over the Board of Trade Com- mittees on the position of important industries after the war:

Sir H. Birchenough, K.C.M.G.,

Sir A. A. Booth, Bart.,

Lord Faringdon,

Sir C. G. Hyde,

The Hon. Sir C. A. Parsons, K.C.B., F.R.S.,

Lord Rhondda,

Mr. G. Scoby-Smith.

Mr. Percy Ashley, of the Board of Trade, and Mr. G. C. Upcott, of the Treasury, have been appointed Secretaries to the Committee.

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1917

HONGKONG.

ABSTRACT SHOWING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE APPROVED ESTIMATES OF EXPENDITURE FOR 1917 AND THE ESTIMATES OF EXPENDITURE FOR 1918.

Increase.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, 11th October, 1917.

Stipulated Increments.

New Posts..

Good Conduct Allowances

Coal

Total Increase

CLASS I.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.

Total 1917.

$2,236,685

:

1802%.

Total 1918.

1,849,195 15:23 %.

Total Decrease.

$ 387.490

X

***

1.--Governor.

Deerense.

Personal Emoluments.

46 108

Higher Exchange

589

Good Conduct Allowances

14

168

591

Other Charges.

200

Electric Fans and Light. Furniture.

200

500

200

700

368

Total Decrease Deduct Increase.

1.291

368

Net Decrease

923

102

Increase.

Decrease.

2. Colonial Secretary's Department and Legislative.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated Increments.

House Allowance

Good Conduct Allowances

2,522 600 24

Higher Exchange.

X

459

Reduction on New Appointments..

204

3,146

723

Other Charges.

Total Increase

3,146

Deduct Decrease

1.243

Language Study Allowances to Passed Cadets transferred

to

Net Increase

1,903

Miscellaneous Services”

Total Decrease

520

1.243

Cabinets

Special Expenditure,

50

Chairs and Tables for Waiting

Room

150

Document Presses.

400

Total Increase

50

Total Decrease

550

Deduer Increase

50

Net Deercase.

500

3. Secretariat for Chinese Affairs.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated Jucrements Good Conduet Allowances

1.112 13

Higher Exchange..

249

Reduction on New Appointments.. Good Conduct Allowances Sergeant : Detective Allowance

668

6

60

1,125

983

Other Charges.

Total Increase Deduct Decrease

1.125

983

Total DecrERSO

983

Net Increase

142

4. Audit Department.

Personal Emoluments.

Duty Pay

Stipulated Increments.

Half Salary of One Clerk borne

by Weihaiwei Government

now shown in full

New Posts

Good Condunet Allowances

178 1.338

Higher Exchange.

188

Reduction on New Appointments.. Abolition of Posts..

975

900

450

1.440

TO

3,416

2.063

Other Charges.

Transport and Travelling

25

Share of Home Expenditure

91

Total Increase

3,441

Total Decrease

2,154

Deduct Decrease

2,154

Net Increase

1.287

}

hiereuse.

103

5. Treasury.

Decrease.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated Increments

844

Higher Exchange.

201

Increase of Salary.

72

Reduction on New Appointments..

360

New Post

300

Good Conduct Allowances

72

Good Conduct Allowances

1,223

636

Other Charges.

Stamp Office:

Total Increase Deduct Decrease

Net Increase

1,223

Incidental Expenses

1,061

Stamps, &c.

*

162

25

400

427

Total Decrease

1,06)

Stipulated Increments

6. Harbour Master's Department.

Personal Emoluments.

1.953

Higher Exchange.

512

Increase of Salaries

468

Reduction on New Appointments..

891

New Posts..

2,640

Abolition of Posts

1818

Overtime Allowances

43

Overtime Allowances

72

House Allowances

708

House Allowances.......

708

Good Conduct Allowances

25

Long Service Allowances

24

Good Conduct Allowances

20

5.837

4.045

Other Charges.

Harbour Office :

Uniforms for Boarding Officers,

Harbour Office :

Electric Fans and Light

156

Constables and Boatmen

200

Mercantile Marine Office :-

Marine Surveyor's Office:

Uniform for Constable.

Launch ---Coal.

1,455

Lighthouses and Lights:

Steam Launches :

Coal and Liquid Fuel

8,000

Coal, Paraffin and Stores (Green

Island)

31

Stores.

250

Acetylene Gas (Cape Collinson .

675

Lighthouses and Lights ----

Guncotton Charges and Electric

Incidental Expenses (Gap Rock · Incidental Expenses (Waglan)...

50

Detonators for Fog Signalling

Guns (Gap Rock)

12

Acetylene Gas (Blackhead's Hill

125

Upkeep of Aga Lights for Fair- way Buoys, Cast Buoy, and Harbour of Refuge (Lights)...

50

10.092

1.02%

Total Increase

15,929

Deduct Decrease

5,067

Total Decrease

5.067

Net Increase

10,862

Special Expenditure.

Harbour Office :

Furniture

Harbour Office

500

New Mark Buoy for Proserpine

Buoy

500

1 Typewriter.

240

Total Decrease

740

Total Increase

500

Deduct Increase

500

Net Decrease..

$

240

Increase.

104

Decrease.

Stipulated Increments

7. Imports and Exports Department.

Personal Emoluments.

3,171

Higher Exchange.

308

Increase of Salaries

1,336

Reduction on New Appointments

334

New Posts

21,434

Abolition of Posts.

7.043

Overtime Allowances .

1,316

Language Allowances

180

Language Allowances

120

House Allowances.

48

House Allowances..

720

Ration Allowances

362

Good Conduct Allowances

29

$ 28,126

8,275

Other Charges.

Conveyance Allowance to :

Conveyance Allowances to ;

1 Chief Preventive Officer

300

8 Revenue Officers

180

Factory -

Electric Fans and Light

1,000

1 Supervisor, Tai Po Branch

Office

240

Rent

317

Electric Fans and Light

1,500

Launch :-

Factory:---

Coal

490

Repairs and Renewals

300

Repairs

800

Incidental Expenses.

500

Rent of Chinese Revenue Officers'

Language Study Allowances to :

Quarters at Yaumati and

Monopoly Analyst.

60

Shamshuipo

70

Opiun

150,000

Kent of Tai Po Branch Office

180

Rent of Temporary Offices

2,400

5,557

Total Increase

33,683

Triennial Inspection of Taunch

Boilers

Total Increase

152.780

Total Decrease Deduct Increase

161,055

33,683

Net Decrease....

$ 127,372

Special Expenditure.

300

300

א

Stipulated Increments

New Posts.

Good Conduct Allowances

8. Royal Observatory.

Personal Emoluments.

707

Higher Exchange...

92

820

Reduction on New Appointments

240

12

Abolition of Posts.

660

Allowances for night duty

120

1,112

1,539

Other Charges.

Maintenance of Wireless Installa-

Meteorological Telegrams

25

tion..

100

Total Increase

1,639

Total Decrease

1.137

Deduct Decrease

1,137

Net Increase

502

Special Expenditure.

Installation for receiving Time Signals by Wireless Tele- graphy

New Symbols for Storm Signals

and Code

Total Decrease

6.000

100

6.100

Increase.

105 -

Decrense.

9. Miscellaneous Services.

Coal for Offices..

1,000

Grants in aid of Other Justitu-

Interest on Government Officers'

Guarantee Fund

200

tions:

Field Allowances

50

School of Oriental Studies.

Loudon, (£30)

300

Grants in aid of Scientific Institu-

rious :-

Language Study Allowances

700

New Government Offices :

Stipulated lucrements

49

Cancer Research Fund (£30.. Imperial Bureau of Entomo-

logy. London, (£50)

13

-)-)

New Law Courts:

New Rost

180

London School of Tropical

Medicine (100)

13

Good Conduct Allowances

Printing and Binding:

Tropical Diseases Research

Fund (£50)

543

Miscellaneous Papers

1,000

Rent Allowances

27,000

rants in aid of Other Institu-

tions :-

Rent of Public Telephones

250

Department of Chinese in Lon-

Upkeep of Typewriters.

War Expenditure :-

Expenses of Cable Censorship Expenses of Postal Consorship. Special Expenses of Imports and Exports Department... Special Expenses of Pass

Office, Police Department....

38

1,870

386

don University (430)

Imperial Institute (£125)

Society of Comparative Legis-

lation (41. Is.i

313

31

Loss on Subsidiary Coins

12,145

New Government Offices :

Reduction on New Appointment

700

Electric Fans and Ligin

Lifts Maintenance.

New Law Courts:

Electric Fans and Light

Lifts Maintenance.

Printing and Binding :-

General Orders, New Edition...

300,000

60

1000

200

50

50

2.200

Telegraph Services:

Total Increase. $ 45,919

#

Contribution in connection with

Signalling Messages to Obser-

vatory (£75)

33

Telegrams sent and received by

Government

7,090

War Expenditure:---

Maintenance of Prisoners of War Maintenance of Families of Pri-

1.000

soners of War

GOO

Total Decrease Deduct Increase

S 313.432 45.919

Net Decrease

S 267,513

Increase.

106

CLASS II.

LAW AND ORDER.

$1,272,973 10:25 %.

-

Total 1917.

Total 1918..

1,301,752

1072 %.

Total Increase

28.779

1. Judicial and Legal Departments.

4.- SUPREME COURT.

Decreuse.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated Increments Increase of Salaries

New Posts

Good Conduct Allowances

873

Higher Exchange.

615

324

Reduction on New Appointments..

780

3,840

Abolition of Posts...

2.820

71

Good Conduet Allowances

35

5,108

4.200

Other Charges.

Uniform for Chinese Constable... Uniform for Messengers

6

Appeal Judge :-

20

Subsistence Allowance at $15

a day

100

Travelling Expenses

40

Incidental Expenses..

Incidental Expenses of Appeal

160

Judge

Law Reports

200

K...

Registration of Companies in

Shanghai (300)

369

Travelling Expenses of Watchmen

and temporary engagement of Extra Watchmen

2,000

2.869

26

Total Decrease

7,069

Total Increase

5,134

Deduct Increase.

5,134

Net Decrease..

1.935

Stipulated Increments Good Conduct Allowances

B. MAGISTRACY.

Personal Emoluments,

413 9

Higher Exchange..

X

Reduction on New Appointments..

928 1.444

Good Condnet Allowances

12

422

2.384

Other Charges,

Incidental Expenses...

20

Electric Fans and Light

150

150

20

Total Decrease

2,584

Total Increase

442

Deduct Increase

442

Net Decrease..

2,092

Increase.

107

C.--DISTRICT OFFICES.

Decrense.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated Increments

$

452

Higher Exchange.

111

Increase of Salaries

Good Conduct Allowances

1,393 56

Reduction on New Appointments..

717

Abolition of Posts..

300

1,901

1.128

Other Charges.

Northern District: Transport Southern District :-Transport

150

650

800

Total Increase

2,701

Deduct Decrease

1.128

Total Decrease

1.128

Net Increase

$

1,573

Special Expenditure.

Southern District: Furniture

$

180

Total Increase

180

D. - ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Personal Emoluments,

New Posts

Good Conduct Allowances

1.920 12

Higher Exchange..... Abolition of Posts.

131 1,674

1,932

$

1.805

Other Charges.

Exchange of Typewriter

150

150

Total Increase

2,082

Deduct Decrease

1,805

Total Decrease

1,805

Net Increase

277

E.---OFFICE OF CROWN SOLICITOR AND LAND REGISTRY.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated Increments.

Good Conduct Allowances

800

Higher Exchange.

279

28

Reduction on New Appointments.. Duty Pay

2,143

557

Good Conduct Allowances

12

828

2,991

Other Charges.

Total Decrease

2,991

Total Increase

$

828

Deduct Increase

828

Net Decrease...

2,163

Increuse.

108

2. Police and Prison Departments.

A. POLICE.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated lucrements..

7.014

Higher Exchange..

Increase of Salaries

1,338

Reduction on New Appointments..

New Posts

108

House Allowance

Detective Allowance.

30

Good Conduet. Allowances

Good Conduct Allowances

265

8,755

Derrense.

%

2.282

603

270

96

8.251

Other Charges.

Clothing and Accoutrements for

Police Reserve

Coal for Barracks..

Launches and Boats :-

Ammunition

1.000

S

2,000

Arms

1.000

3.925

Equalisation of Exchange on Tu-

dian Police Remittances,

6,000

Coal and Oil Fuel!

25,700

Good Conduct Rewards

100

Photography

900

Grants to Villages in New Terri-

Police Reserve Band, Grant to

1,500

Rent of Stations

34

tories in aid of Village Scont Scheme

480

Rent of Police Reserve Head-

Interpretation Fees

200

quarters

1,800

Passages and Bonuses in lieu of

Passages

4.000

35,859

12,780

Total Increase

44,614

Total Decrease

16,031

Dednet Decrease

16,031

Net Increase

X

28,583

Triennial Inspection of fauch

Boilers

Total Increase

Special Expenditure.

700

700

B.- FIRE BRIGADE.

Personal Emoluments,

Stipulated Increments.

114

Higher Exchange..

24

Increase of Salaries

12

Abolition of Posts.

240

New Posts.

180

Allowance to Police in charge of

Motor Tender Driver's Allowance..

60

Fire Despatch Boxes..

20

366

284

Other Charges.

Coal and Oil Fuel.

1,410

Coolie Hire

40

Incidental Expenses.

50

Light and Electric Fans

100

Repairs to Engines and Plant

500

1,960

140

Total Increase

2,326

Deduct Decrease

424

Total Decrease

124

Net Increase

1,902

і

Increase.

109

C-PRISON.

Perrease.

Personal Emoluments,

Stipulated Increments

New Posts

House Allowances.

1,508

Higher Exchange.

122

720

Reduction on New Appointments..

2.176

600

Language Allowances

200

Ration Allowances

24

Good Conduct Allowances

12

Good Conduct Badges Allowances.

80

Long and

Meritorious Service

Allowances

26

Good Conduct Allowances.

60

$

3,018

2.810

Other Charges.

Cleansing and Sanitary Materials S

2,200

Fuel

300

Clothing and Shoes for Staff

300

Clothing for Prisoners.

900

Gratuities to Prisoners for Indus-

trial Labour

150

Furniture

800

Incidental Expenses.

1,210

Light...

260

Materials for Repairs and Re-

4.200

newals

500

Photography

100

Total Increase

7.218

Deduct Decrease

5,830

2,520

Net Increase

1.888

Total Decrease

5.380

Special Expenditure.

Helmets (£12. 17s, 3d.)

134

Total Decrease

134

Lurrense.

110

CLASS III.

PUBLIC HEALTH.

Total 1917.

Total 1918.

736,467 730,427

5·92%.

= 002 %.

Total Decrease

6.040

1.Medical Department.

Personal Emoluments.

Decrease.

Stipulated Increments

Increase of Salaries

New Posts

House Allowances.

3,516 814

Higher Exchange

826

Reduction on New Appointments..

3.991

8,683

Abolition of Posts..

9.201

Allowance for X-Ray Work.

300

House Allowances.

480

360

Allowances for Fuel and Light

168

Lunch Allowance.

180

Peak Allowances to Sisters'.

360

Good Conduct Allowances

162

Good Conduct Allowances

244

$

14,015

15.270

Other Charges.

Staff:--

Peak Allowances to :------

3 Sisters, 1 at $180, and 2 at

$60 each

B. -Hospitals and Asylums

Civil Hospital :-

Incidental Expenses

900

300

Medical Comforts

200

1 Probationer

60

Victoria Hospital for Women and

Rent of Dispensary, Kowloon.......

132

Children :—

B.--Hospitals and Asylums:---

Medical Comforts

الله

Civil Hospital:-

Bedding and Clothing.

2,000

Cleansing Materials

1,000

Fuel and Light..

2,700

Medicines and Surgical Ap-

pliances....

1,000

Provisions for Patients.

1.000

Upkeep of Dental Clinic

750

Upkeep of Piano in Sisters'

Quarters.

30

Upkeep of X-Ray Apparatus..

260

Ventilation

of

Operating

Theatre

1,550

Lunatic Asylum:---

Bedding and Clothing.

200

Fuel and Light.

200

Provisions for Patients

500

Kennedy Town Hospital:--

Provisions, &c.

500

Victoria Hospital for Women

and Children :---

Bedding and Clothing......

200

Fuel and Light...

400

New Teritories :----

Rent of Quarters and Dispen-

sary.

180

C-Office of Health Officer of

Port:-

Launch ---Coal.

1,100

D.-Institutes :--

Bacteriological Institute and

Mortuaries:-

:

Animals and Fodder..

150

Fuel and Light.

80

Preparation of Viri, Vac-

cines, and Sera

150

E-Government Laboratory :-

Apparatus and Chemicals

250

Fuel and Light.

80

14,772

1,450

Total Increase

28,787

Deduct Decrease

16,420

Total Decrease

16.420

Net Increase

12,367

Increase.

Stipulated Increments

111

2. Sanitary Department.

Decrease.

Personal Emoluments.

Increase of Salaries

2,549 502

Higher Exchange

799

Reduction on New Appointments..

1.237

New Posts

10,404

Personal Allowance

360

Personal Allowance

60

House Allowance

1.440

Language Allowances

360

Good Conduct Allowances

81

Good Conduct Allowances

74

13,949

3.917

Other Charges.

Bath-houses :

Fuel

1,090

Ambulances, Collins, Dead Vans,

and Dead Boxes.

500

Incidental Expenses

20

Cemeteries, Incidental Expenses.......

Dust and Water Carts

500

Launch, Steam Barges, and Lighters :--

Compensation for Damages by Dis-

infection and Cleansing

400

Coal

11,500

Coolie Labour

700

Stores

100

Disinfectants.

3,400

Nightsoil Receptacles

500

Disinfecting and Cleansing Ap-

Paint, Turpentine, &c.

300

paratus

250

Purchase and Maintenance of Bul-

Disinfectors

350

locks

650

Head Stones

250

Veterinary Staff :---

Light:--

Animal Depôts and Slaughter-

Small Markets

600

houses, Incidental Expenses

100

Western Market, N. & §. Blocks Veterinary Staff :-

1,100

14,760

Animal Depôts and Slaughter-

houses, Light

150

Total Increase

28,709

7,775

Deduct Decrease

11,692

Total Decrease

S

11.692

Net Increase

17,017

Special Expenditure.

Repairs to Steam Barges, &c.......$

3,000

Removal of Ceilings..

4,000

New Motor Refuse Lighter

35,000

Total Decrease

39,000

Total Increase

3,000

Deduct Increase.

3,000

Net Decrease.

36,000

3.--Botanical and Forestry Department.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated Increments

112

Higher Exchange..

72

Increase of Salaries

36

Good Conduct Allowances

19

NO

Good Conduct Allowances

189

337

91

Other Charges.

Improvements to Fanling Golf

Course

Incidental Expenses.

ལྟ་

1,000

Economic Investigations

50

30

1,030

Total Increase Deduct Decrease

1.367

Total Decrease.......S

50

141

141

Net Increase......

1,226

Special Expenditure.

Clearing Brushwood, Mt. Kellet.

Peak District....

Laying out grounds Ellis Kadoorie

300

School for Indians..

350

Total Decrease..... S

650

Increase.

112

CLASS IV.

EDUCATION.

Total 1917

$368,200

2.96 %.

Total 1918

380,402

3.13%.

Total Increase

$ 12,202

A-DEPARTMENT OF DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION.

Decrease.

Personal Emoluments,

Stipulated Increments

10,360

Higher Exchange..

1,207

Increase of Salary.

148

Reduction on New Appointments..

5.955

New Posts

9.855

Abolition of Posts..

8,612

House Allowances.

600

House Allowances.

1,800

Good Conduct Allowances-

125

Shorthand Allowance

120

21088

17.784

Other Charges.

Director of Education :

Fees for 3 Teachers at Hongkong

University.

750

Maintenance of 3 Student Tea- chers at Hongkong University Conveyance Allowance to In-

1.500

spector of English Schools ...

120

Director of Education

Allowances to Pupil Teachers

acting for Chinese Masters... Conveyance Allowance to 1 Sub- Inspector of Girls' Schools ... Queen's College :---

Books for Chinese Masters

800

72

10

ER

Transport

130

Upkeep of Motor Bicycle..

120

Queen's College :-

Incidental Expenses.

60

Travelling Allowance to

one

Assistant Master

180

Kowloon British School

University Examination Fees...

130

Victoria British School :-

University Examination Fees...

90

Grants:

Capitation Grants..

2,400

Subsidies to Schools in New

Territories.

900

University Examination Grants

950

7,330

882

Total Increase

28.418

Deduct Decrease

18,666

Total Decrease

S

18,666

Net Increase

$

9,752

Special Expenditure.

Education Office:---

Equipment of District Schools.. S

1,350

Ellis Kadoorie School for Indians

Electric Fans..

950

Grants:

Furniture

400

Building Grant for St. Joseph's

College, .

1.750

Total Increase..........

3,100

Deduct Decrease .

650

Total Decrease

650

Net Increase

2.450

Increase.

113

CLASS V.

DEFENCE.

Total 1917

Total 1918

Total Increase

$2,771,912

23.81%.

2,818,860 28-22 %.

46,948

1. Military Expenditure.

A-MILITARY CONTRIBUTION.

Contribution to Imperial Gov-

ernment

Total Increase

19.652

Decrease.

B.-DEFENCE CORPS.

Personal Emoluments,

Stipulated Jucrements.

116

Higher Exchange.

Increase of Salaries

4,009

Abolition of Posts.

39 4,300

New Posts.

7,392

House Allowance

270

$

Allowance to Corps Sergeant Major

as Instructor

740

House Allowance

900

13,157

4.609

Other Charges.

Ammunition

Books, Stationery, and Printing... Camp Expenses

3,865

Capitation Grant

27.530

850

Volunteer Reserve :-

23,800

Ammunition

1.925

Cleansing Materials and Washing

60

Capitation Grant

15,750

Disinfectants

40

Transport

1,050

Electric Fans and Light

450

Equipment and Upkeep of Arms...

1,500

Fuel

50

Furniture

500

Grant to Mounted Section

3,000

Incidental Expenses.

750

Rent of Telephones

338

Rifle Range, Upkeep of

1,000

Transport

5,800

Uniforms, including boots

23,000

65,003

46,255

Total Increase

78,160

Deduct Decrease

50,864

Total Decrease

50.864

Net Increase..

$

27,296

Încrease.

114

CLASS VI.

PUBLIC WORKS.

Total 1917.

2,599,581-20*92%.

Total 1918..

2,766,392 == 22·79%.

Total Increase

166,811

1. Public Works.

A.—PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

Decrease.

Personal Emoluments.

Stipulated Increments

5,655

Higher Exchange

2,557

Increase of Salaries

1,263

Reduction on New Appointments..

3.098

New Posts

3,900

Abolition of Posts..

1,540

Special Allowance for supervising

House Allowances.

960

Architectural Work

1,200

Good Conduct Allowances

229

House Allowances..

3,132

Good Conduct Allowances

270

15.420

8,384

Other Charges.

Conveyance Allowances to:-

Conveyance Allowances to:--

Assistant Engineers,

488

Assistant Land Surveyors

720

Foremen...

72

Electric Fans and Light

300

Meter Readers

180.

Incidental Expenses...

100

Transport and Travelling Expenses

100

Motor Boat: Running Expenses.

200

Uniform for House Service Inspec- tors and Meter Readers, Water

Works

75

915

1,320

Total Increase..

16,335

Deduct Decrease...

9,704

Total Decrease......

9.704

Net Increase

6,631

Special Expenditure.

Typewriter

280

Total Increase

280

Increase.

115

B.--PUBLIC WORKS RECURRENT.

Decrease.

Hongkong.

Hongkong.

1 Maintenance of Buildings 6 Maintenance of Roads

Bridges outside City....

10 Gas Lighting, City and

Suburbs and Hill District

$

100

18 Stores Depreciation

4.700

and

18A Stores Depreciation: Amount

2,000

to be written off value of

Dredger "St. Enoch"

7.500

1,000

11 Electric Lighting, City, Hill

District, and Shaukiwan

500

14 Maintenance of Chinese Ceme-

teries

500

16 Dredging Foreshores

1,000

20 Water Works: Maintenance of

City and Hill District

15,000

Kowloon.

25 Maintenance of Roads and

Bridges

30 Electric Lighting

2,000

600

33 Maintenance

of

Recreation

Ground

1,000

35 Maintenance of Water Works.. 35 Special Repairs to Filter Beds

1,000

4.000

New Territories.

39 Maintenance of Roads and

Bridges ....

2,000

42 Maintenance of Sewers, Nul-

Jahs, &c..

100

43 Electric Lighting, Shamshuipo

900

Total Increase......

$

31,700

Deduct Decrease......

12,200

Total Decrease

$ 12.200

Net Increase..

19,500

C-PUBLIC WORKS EXTRAORDINARY.

Total Increase.. $ 140,400

Increase.

116

CLASS VII.

UNDERTAKINGS OF GOVERNMENT.

Total 1917

Total 1918

Total Decrease

$ 965,051-770%.

866,074 7 13 %.

98,977

1. Post Office.

Decrease.

Personal Emoluments,

Stipulated Increments

3,394

Higher Exchange.

274

Increase of Salaries

2,968

Reduction on New Appointments..

3.212

New Posts

3.600

Abolition of Posts..

6,300

Allowances for Extra Work....

307

Personal Allowance

600

Allowances for Attendance on Sun-

House Allowance

180

days and Holidays

16

Allowances for Extra Work.......

861

Good Conduct Allowances

290

Allowance to Postman in charge of

Closed Mail Room..

24

Good Conduct Allowances

19.5

10.575

11,646

Other Charges.

Cleansing Materials and Washing &

600

Carriage of Mails:--

Coolie Hire

150

Share of Mail Subsidy (£10,073)

10.640

Launch :-

Transit Charges

25.000

Coal

1,900

Incidental Expenses.

1.400

Periodicals and Telegrams

400

Stamps

500

Radio Telegraph Station :--

Stores, D'Aguilar Station.

5.485

3,050

42.975

Total Increase

13,625

Total Decrease

54.621

Deduct Increase

13.625

Net Decrease.

40.996

Special Expenditure.

Parcels Office, Fitting

400

Total Decrease

400

.

117

Decrease.

Increuse.

2. Kowloon-Canton Railway.

Stipulated lucrements

Increase of Salaries

3.724 89

New Posts

3,892

House Allowances.

24

Overtime Allowances

1,400

Extra Pay for Chinese Staff on

Personal Emoluments,

Higher Exchange.

Reduction on New Appointments Abolition of Posts..

Reduction in annual wages of men

on daily pay, taking working

year of 308 days

Duty on Chinese New Year

House Allowances.

Day....

32

Good Conduct Allowances

Good Conduct Allowances

705

9,866

354

1.942

6.161

580

24

108

9.169

Other Charges.

General Charges

General Charges:

Advertising

600

Electric Faus and Light ......$

35

Coal for heating apparatus

Incidental Expenses, Offices

300

Stores...........

-96

Maintenance of Way, Works, and

Maintenance of Way, Works, and

Stations :-

Stations

Ballast

700

Fastenings.

350

Bridges and Tunnels

2.200

Points and Crossings

225

Maintenance of Signals

250

Roads and Crossings

450

Plantations

Sleepers....

2.400

Repairs of Staff Quarters.

650

Expenses:

Locomotive, Carriage, and Wagon

Bonus to Enginemen for

Repairs of Station Buildings.

Locomotive, Carriage, and Wagon

1.050

Expenses :---

Efficiency

150

Loading Coal

180

Coal (6,000 tons)

32,000

Painting Contract, Wagons...

700

Materials for Repairs and Re-

newals, Locomotives

2.000

Running Stores, Carriages

and Wagons

1,000

Materials for Repairs and Re-

newals, Carriages.

700

Stationery

25

Painting Contract. Carriages

90

Uniforms for Drivers, Fire-

Power..

200

men, Pointsmen, & Watch-

Rent of Drivers and Fire-

men.

400

men's Quarters

252

Fanling Branch Line:-

Running Steres. Engines.

1.500

Coal

Fastenings. Sleepers

1,750

Unloading Ashes

25

160

Traffic Expenses :

380

Electric Fans and Light

100

Fittings and Furniture..

373

Maintenance of Telegraphs and

Telephones

1,326

Commission

on

transport of

goods

3.000

Miscellaneous Expenses:

Compensation for loss or injury

and other claims

50

Fanling Branch Line:

Repairs to Bridges

20

Running Repairs. Locomotives..

(0)

Running Repairs, Carriages and

Wagons

240

Station Building. Repairs

40

Tools and Plant, Maintenance of

-40,686

Way and Works

Total Increase

50,552

Deduct Decrease

24,622

S

15,453

Net Increase

25,930

Total Decrease

.S

24,622

Increase.

118

Decrease

tieneral Charges:

1 Typewriter

Engineering Expenses :-

Maintenance of Way and Works:

Tools and Plant, Motor Trolley (E300)

2. Kowloon-Canton Railway, ---Continued,

Special Expenditure.

250

Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon

Expenses :---

Pair Cylinders for Loco

No. I

2,500

Grinding Machine for Work-

3,000

shop

3,850

Constmetion :-

12 Permanent Poiuismen's Huts

1,200

Tools for Pneumatic Plant for

Workshop

860

3 Gatemen's Huts....

750

Construction :-

New Fencing..

850

Boundaries (Loco Yard Exten-

New Staff Quarters at Lo Wu.......

3,000

sion)

500

Pipe Line at Taipo

6,025

Buildings and Fixtures

10.436

Approach Road to Yaumati.

660

Earthwork (Loco Yard Exten-

Roads and Crossings

500

sion)

1.500

Miscellaneous Expenses :-

Land (Site of New Carriage

Artificial Legs

150

Shed)

75.250

Station Machinery

Weigh-

Total Increase

8

16.385

bridge)

5.000

Total Decrease......

99,896

Deduct Increase

16,385

Net Increase

X

83,511

CLASS VIII.

NON-EFFECTIVE AND CHARITABLE SERVICES.

Total 1917.

Total 1918..

Total Decrease

$ 1,474,149 · · 1 1·86%.

1,427,873÷-1176%.

46,776

1. Charge on Account of Public Debt.

Interest on Consolidated Inscribed

Stock Issues of 1893 and 1906 and Crown Agents' Charges

22,677

Sinking Fund on above.

6.460

Service of War Loan..

10,000

Total Decrease

39,137

2. Pensions.

A.—CIVIL.

Sterling Pensions granted

1,935

Dollar Pensions granted

7.215

Higher Exchange on Sterling

Pensions

748

Estimated Amount to cover Pen-

Dollar Pensions ceased.

9.212

sions to be granted

1,073

Equalisation of Exchange onl

Dollar Pensions..

7,633

Total Increase

10.223

Total Decrease

17.593

Dednet Increase.

10.223

Net Decrease.

7.370

119

Increase.

Decrease,

B.---POLICE.

Dollar Pensions granted

710

Estimated Amount to cover Pen-

Sterling Pensions ceased.. Higher Exchange

24

Sterling

sions to be granted

282

Pensions...

174

Dollar Pensions ceased.

969

Equalisation of Exchange

OI!

Dollar Pensions..

2.825

Total Increase.

992

Total Decrease

X

3,992

Deduct Increase.

992

Not Decrease

3,000

C.----WIDOWS AND ORPHANS'.

Sterling Pensions granted

3,138

Dollar Pensious granted

1,683

Higher Exchange on Sterling

Pensions

246

Estimated Amount to cover Pen-

Dollar Pensions ceased.

204

sions to be granted

SS

Equalisation of Exchange on

Dollar Peusious....

669

Total Increase

S

4.909

Dednet Decrease

609

Total Decrease

609

Net Increase

4,300

Charitable Allowance to:-

Lan Lin's Widow..

3. Charitable Services.

72

Charitable Allowances to :

Brett, C.W.T., at Colombo......S Collis, Mrs., at Sydney (£32. 10s.)

Total Increase

$

72

Dowling, John.

at

(£46. 168.)....

Kathleen Evans (£36).

Philip Solomon.

Sydney

600

H

20

642

360

Grants in Aid of Charitable

Institutions:-

Strangers' Home for Asiaties

(E10. 10s.).

Total Decrease

5

1,641

Deduct Increase.

72

Net Decrease.

1,569

120

RECAPITULATION.

Total Estimate for 1917

Total Estimate for 1918

Total Decrease

$12,425,018*

12,140,475

284.543

Increnses.

Personal Emoluments :-

Stipulated Increments Increase of Salaries New Posts.

Allowances

Decrcuses.

Personal Emoluments :-

51.188

?

Higher Exchange

13,611

16.110

Reduction on New Appointments

32.117

81,686

Abolition of Posts.

51569

16,388

Allowances

10,854

Other Charges

206,535

Other Charges

289.882

Special Expenditure.

24,495

Special Expenditure.

148,120

Miscellaneous Services.

45,919

Miscellaneous Services,

313.432

Military Contribution

19,652

Charge on account of Public Debt

39.137

Public Works Recurrent

31,700

Public Works Recurrent

12.200

Public Works Extraordinary

140,400

Pensions

16,124

Pensions

22.194

Charitable Services

72

Charitable Services

1.641

Total Increase.. $ 650,214

Total Decrease

Deduct Increase.

$ 984,757 650,214

Net Decrease

$284,543

* In Draft Estimates for 1917 Page 76 “Total Other Charges should read $104,754, and Total Sanitary Department", $381,449; Page 81 "Carried forward" should read $168,807 : Page 107 Carried forward" should read $40,430; Page 15 Total Special Expenditure` should read $159,896. Hence Page 20 - Total Estimate for 1917" should read $12.425,018.

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No. 1917

18

HONGKONG.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ESTIMATES FOR 1918,

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, Lith October, 1917.

Statement of Assets and Liabilities on the 31st December, 1916.

LIABILITIES.

C.

ASSETS.

('.

Deposits not Available,

674,573.47

Subsidiary Coius,......

Advances,

282,283.66

124,658.73

Postal Agencies,

25,720,62

Imprest,.......

240.35

Overdraft, Crown Agents' Current Account,

829.33

House Service Account,

6,586.21

Crown Agents' Deposit Account,

1,202,162.15

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

290,032.26

Total Liabilities,

701,123.42

Unallocated Stores, (Railway),.

145,999.05

Balance,

2,300.785.20

Coal Account,

93,258.00

Balance, Bank,.

856,688.21

Total,...................

3,001,908.62

Total, 3,001,908.62

$

[P.T.O.]

122

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ON 31ST DECEMBER, 1916, AND 31ST DECEMBER, 1917,

(ESTIMATED).

Dr.

1916.

Revenue,

Expenditure,

..$ 13,833,386.86 11,079,914.82

Revenue, Expenditure,

1917.

$14,257,330.00

Surplus, ...$

2,753,472.04

Debit Balance, (1915),

Balance of Assets, (1916),

452,686.84

2,300,785.20

13,690,170.00

Surplus,.....$ 567,160.00 Balance of Assets, (1916), 2,300,785.20

Balance of Assets, (1917), $ 2,867,945.20

War Loan Stock Issue

of 1916 at 6%.

In-

LOAN ACCOUNT.

1916.

1917.

Cr.

1916.

1917 (Estimated).

terest to be paid off

on the 31st Decem- ber, 1928,

Inscribed Stock Issues

of 1893 and 1906 at

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

$2,250,000

$3,000,000

Sinking Fund,

$200,000

£1,485,782. 16. 5 £1,485,732. 16. 5 Sinking Fund,.! £233,784. 3. 9 £258,194. 5. 4

HONGKONG, 4th October, 1917.

E. D. C. WOLFE,

Treasurer.

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گر

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HONGKONG.

11

No. 1917

REPORT OF A COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE INTO THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, 2nd August, 1917.

،،

I.

Appointments and Terms of Reference." His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint a Committee to enquire into the teaching of the English language "to Chinese boys in Government Schools, and to examine the question whether by a "reduction in the number of other subjects more time can be devoted to such teaching.

The following have been appointed Members of the Committee:-

The Director of Education, Chairman.

The Hon. Mr. PERCY HOBSON HOLYOAK.

The Hon. Mr. LAU CHU-PAK.

Mr. GEORGE PIERCY.

Mr. WILFRED JOHN HINTON.

Mr. FRANK MACDONALD HOLMAN HOLMAN.

Mr. RICHARD ARTHUR BRABAZON PONSONBY-FANE.

Mr. EDWIN RALPHS, Secretary."

(Government Gazette Notification No. 158 of the 14th April, 1917, as amended by Notification No. 177 of the 27th April, 1917.)

II.

Meetings.-The undersigned met eleven times, and visited the following schools: Queen's College, Ellis Kadoorie School, Saiyingpun School, and Wantsai School. also visited St. Joseph's College for purpose of comparison.

III.

We

Descriptions of Schools.-We find that the following are the only Government Schools of any importance which are concerned with the teaching of English to Chinese boys-Queen's College; and Ellis Kadoorie, Saiyingpun, Yaumati and Wantsai District. Schools. These four Schools and the Lower School at Queen's College are very similar. They admit boys subject to a certain prescribed knowledge of Chinese and to certain rules as to age, and give them a five years' course-in the case of Queen's College, a four years' course--in English Subjects, Arithmetic, and Chinese. The Upper School at Queen's College next takes up their education. Here they can follow a Full Course leading to the Matriculation Examination of the Hongkong University, or they can take the Commercial Course which leads up to the University's Senior Local Examination.

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Queen's College contains a Normal Class for training Chinese boys to be school- masters. The students are recruited in the following way :-They are selected by open examination usually from Class I, at Queen's College. They serve for three years as pupil teachers on a salary beginning at $20 a month, under the supervision of the Normal Master at Queen's College. They attend the Normal School every morning until 11.30, where they receive both theoretical and practical instruction, which is continued with more emphasis on the practical side during the rest of the day in Queen's College or a District School. On passing a final examination they are appointed teachers on a salary beginning at $40, and rising by increments or promotion to $170 per mensem; but there are very few appointments carrying the higher salaries. On ceasing to be pupil teachers the masters enter a kind of probation stage in which they teach all day and attend evening classes at the Technical Institute. There they have to pass annual examinations, after three of which their education is considered to be complete. Failure to pass involves reduction of pay and, in the end, dismissal.

IV.

The Discipline and Organization in the District Schools were found to be excellent throughout, and the relations of boys to masters satisfactory. But we regret to record our opinion that the general spirit and organization at Queen's College are not satis- factory and call for further investigation. There appears to be a lack of leadership, with the result that the College resembles an aggregation of classes rather than an organized unit.

The Curriculum.--At the District Schools we do not recommend any change in the present arrangement, and do not consider that too many Subjects other than English are being taught, or that too much time is devoted to such Subjects.

The learning by heart of poetry is of considerable educational value; but it should not be taught except where the English Staff can spare time to take the Subject. Apart from this recommendation, no change is recommended for the Lower Classes. On the Commercial Side of Queen's College we recommend that Book-keeping should be no longer taught, and that some reduction should be made in the hours devoted to the study of Chinese; the time thus saved to be devoted to the teaching of English. We also recommend that Commercial Geography should be dropped, and that the general course in Geography for the University Senior Examination should be substituted. No change in the curriculum is proposed for the Full Side of the Upper School. These are not sweeping changes, and apart from them we recommend no modification of the curriculum.

The Methods employed are good in themselves, although often applied by the Chinese masters in too mechanical a manner. The methods of the English Staff seem perfectly adequate and modern, and we find no cause for complaint in this respect.

The Staff is defective in two respects. The proportion of masters to pupils is too low, (even when not as at present reduced by absentees on war service), and the classes are too big. We recommend an increase of the Establishment sufficient to ensure that there shall always be at least one English teacher for every 120 boys, reckoning by the average attendance; and further, that the maximum enrolment for each division of a class be reduced from 40 to 30. This reduction might be accomplished as follows: by applying it in 1918 to Class 8 (the lowest); in 1919 to Classes 8 and 7; and so on until the change has become operative throughout the schools. We are of opinion that the employment of women teachers in the Lower Classes might advantageously be extended. With regard to the Chinese masters, while recognising their industry and conscientiousness, we find that they are insufficiently prepared for the work of teaching a foreign language.

Buildings and Equipment.-Saiyingpun School is most unsuitably situated, being between two busy roads on a very narrow site, and opposite a row of noisy houses. The accommodation is insufficient and can not be extended. We therefore recommend that it should be abandoned and a new school built on a more suitable site in the same District.

The recommendations for the reduction in the size of classes made above call for the erection of an additional school. We recommend that it should be in the Eastern District.

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Wantsai School needs better ventilation.

Some of the equipment in most of the schools needs renewal.

V.

The Normal School. We find that excellent work has been done by the Normal Master at Queen's College. But the somewhat mechanical nature of the teaching given by the Chinese masters, and marked defects in their pronunciation and general education, call for special treatment. We recommend that the University be approached in order that a wider range of general studies may be available for Chinese who desire to become teachers of English. It is noteworthy that until recently the demand for Chinese masters in the Education Department resulted in pupil teachers being made Assistant Masters before the completion of their three years' course. This irregularity has had unfortunate results, and should be avoided in future.

VI.

The Salaries of both English and Chinese masters are insufficient, and we fear that unless they are increased there may be difficulty in getting the stamp of man required. The proportion of better paid appointments is too small.

VII.

Medical Inspection of Schools..-It is well recognised at home that certain physical defects common to school children render their instruction largely a waste of time and money. Among such are defective sight, deafness, adenoids, and bad teeth. There is also the question of infectious diseases. We consider it most desirable that proper provi- sion should be made for the regular inspection of Chinese boys' schools.

VIII.

General.—If the recommendations made above are carried out, they will considerably increase the expenditure on Education. Such an increase would not be unreasonable. This is proved by the small proportion of the total expenditure of the Colony now devoted to Education. Though an exact comparison is hard to make, the appended Table shows that Hongkong does not compare favourably with other Crown Colonies in its gifts to Education.

The schools we have been considering provide an eight years' course for Chinese boys, by the results of which they can fairly be judged. It is not fair to judge them -as is sometimes done by the attainments of candidates for employment who cannot produce evidence of having completed the course. A formal Certificate is given to every boy who has completed it.

We desire to record our appreciation of the services of Mr. RALPHS as Secretary.

E. IRVING,

Director of Education,

P. H. HOLYOAK.

LAU CHU-PAK.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT,

18th May, 1917.

GEO. PIERCY.

WILFRED J. HINTON.

F. M. H. HOLMAN.

R. PONSONBY-FANE.

Chairman.

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NUMBER OF SCHOOLS.

Area.

Population

(in 1914).

Date.

Primary. Secondary. or University.

TABLE TO SHOW THE PERCENTAGE OF EXPENDITURE DEVOTED TO EDUCATION IN VARIOUS COLONIES.

Name of Colony.

ATTENDANCE.

Children

attending

Percentage devoted to Education.

EXPENDITURE.

Superior

On

Enrolment. Average. Educa-

Total.

tion.

per 100 of population.

sq. m.

£

£

1913-14

161

9

1 25,690 15,290 22,958

222,177

Barbadoes,

166

176,397

8.4

9'8

1914-15

153

9

25,162

14,409 22,009

236,795

1914-15

?

?

?

11,475

6,075 9,068 95,661

Grenada,

133

71,082

8.4

9'1

1915-16

56

0

11,254

5,859 9,349 106,145

1913-14

277

51,930

29,781 67,862

951,982

Trinidad and Tobago,

1,754 & 114

357,553

9.1

7:0

1914-15

277

0

51,497

35,662 | 68,346

990,716

1913-14

26

I

?

4,181

2,308 2,306 38,173

St. Vincent,

150

41,877

5:3

6'14

1914-15

26

1

4,205

2,189 2,374 38,045

1913-14

?

?

?

?

British Guiana,

89,480

309,938

1914-15

228

1

36,660

44,000 592,532 21,093| 44,044 622,025

6.806

7:0

1914

151

14

22,414

14,924 41,695 710,181

Mauritius,

720

383,257

3.9

5.3

1935

151

14

22,765

14,884 41,172 869,438

Ceylon,

25,332 4,260,700

1914

2,918

1

1 or 2

?

356,530, 164,804 | 3,699,594

8.37

4:45

Av. Enrol.

Singapore and Straits Settlements,

Singapore 217|

1914

Primary & Secondary

28,080

} 25,269 50,436

1,187,689

Penang 388

761,521

229

3:3

4'3

Av. Enrol.

Malacca ?

1915

237

28,280

}

25,384

52,805 52,805 | 1,189,599

1914

631

20

20,216

14,134

29,282 29,282 | 1,075,622

Hongkong,

391

501,300

1915

647

20

20,089

14,701 32,807 1,514,926

2.9

2'6

1916

606

19

1

21,382

15,775 32,110

1,107,991

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Remarks.-The above table is intended to show the percentages of their total expenditures which various Colonies devote to Education. Those Colonies have been chosen in which general conditions are at all comparable to those in Hongkong: the Self-governing Dominions spend a higher percentage than most of the above Crown Colonies-but conditions are very different. The columns showing area. estimated population and number of schools are intended to show that the Colonies are of approximately the same type in these respects. British Guiana, which appears an exception, on account of its area. is not really so, for the interior is almost untouched and only the population of the littoral is counted.

The columns containing expenditure and attendance are given as a check on the accuracy of the last two columns. Of these the last column but one gives a rough and ready measure of the educational effort of the administration in the number of children attending school per 100 of the population. The last column gives the percentage of expenditure. In each case more than one year has been taken where possible, and an average struck, to avoid special irregularities due to temporary circumstances.

The sources of the figures are in most cases the year books of the Colonies. In the case of Singa- pore and the Straits Settlements the Annual Departmental Reports (1914 p. 27, 1915 p. 83) were used. The Stateman's Year Book for 1916 was used for Ceylon. In the case of Hongkong the Blue Book does not enter the £2,000 grant to the University under Education. Adding this to the expenditure we get an addition of about 02% to the 2.6% making 2.8%. The number of schools in Hongkong is inflated by the inclusion of a great many schools, (about 300), which are merely registered under the recent Ordi- nance. The ratio of average attendance to enrolment is also disturbed by the fact that many of these schools make no return of attendance. This accounts for about 2,000 of the large difference between enrolment and average attendance. As I have taken the figures of special and total expenditure from the budget statements of each year book, the table involves the assumption that a fairly uniform system of public accounts exists in all these Colonies.

The table shews that Hongkong spends less than any of the Colonies for which I have information. It spends less than a third of the proportion spent by Barbadoes, and the reason appears to be, on the face of it, that a smaller percentage of the population is educated.

17th May, 1917.

(Sd.)

WILFRED J. HINTON.

No. 3.

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HONGKONG.

No. 20

1917

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

PUBLIC

OF THE

WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 7th June, 1917.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer

Administering the Government, 29th November, 1917.

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. ROBERT GORDON SHEWAN.

""

Mr. STANLEY HUDSON DOodwell.

""

Offices for Imports and Exports Department.-(C.S.O. 1000/1915.)

The Chairman laid before the Committee preliminary drawings for permanent offices for the Imports and Exports Department, to be erected on the land at present occupied by the temporary offices to the south and east of the Harbour Office. The drawings showed that it was proposed to erect a 4-storied building, about 141' 0" by 51' 0", front- ing on Des Voeux Road and a 3-storied building, about 50′ 0' by 45' 0", fronting Connaught Road, the latter forming an extension of the existing Harbour Office building. The scheme also involved the demolition of the existing boatmen's quarters, etc., in connection with the Harbour Office and the erection of a new block of subsidiary build- ings in the compound which would be enclosed by the Harbour Office and the proposed Imports and Exports Offices.

The whole of the 3-storied building, fronting on Connaught Road, and three floors of the 4-storied building, fronting on Des Voeux Road, would afford the accommodation specified by the Superintendent of the Imports and Exports Department, but, in the case of the latter building, a fourth storey had been added to provide for future requirements. Meanwhile, the rooms on the fourth storey would be unallocated and could doubtless be let.

In addition to office accommodation, the buildings, as allocated, contained three sets of quarters for European Revenue Officers. The native staff would be housed partly in the subsidiary building previously mentioned and partly in a low building which would be erected on the roof of the 4-storied building.

The cost of the entire scheme was estimated roughly at $345,000.

The Committee unanimously approved of the scheme submitted and recommended that the buildings should be so constructed as to be capable of being increased to five stories in height and should have concrete floors throughout.

W. CHATHAM,

Laid before the Legislative Council this 29th day of November, 1917.

E. BULLOCK,

Chairman.

Clerk of Councils.

HONGKONG.

JURORS LIST FOR 1917.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, March 8th, 1917.

I. SPECIAL JURORS.

HONGKONG

TO WIT.

NAME IN FULL.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

No.

3

1917

Anton, Charles Edward.. Arculli, Abdoolla Fuckeera Bailey, William Seybourne. Barlow, Arthur Howard Barton, George Winstanley Beattie, Andrew... Beattie, Matthew P. Bell, William Henry Bird, Herbert William *Bonnar, John Whyte Cooper. *Brown, William Samuel

Campbell, Hugh Frank.... *Carter, William Leonard *Champkiu, Cyril....................

Chapman, Edward John Chau Sui-ki................. Chinchen, Sydney John....... Clark, Duncan..... Compton, Albert Henry Coppin, Alan Griffiths

Cousland, Alexander Stark

Dalglish.........,

Curry, George Percy David, Archibald

Denison, Albert

Dodwell, Stanley Hudson.... Douglas, James Tory Dowley, Walter Arthur.. Downing, Thomas Charles 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 Griffin, Albert Edwin

Grimble, Charles Frederick

George

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

Budd

*Harvey, Robert Donald

Hay, Charles Herbert Philpott

Hewitt, Alfred Herbert......

Ho Fook

Ho Kam-tong

Merchant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Army & Navy Contractor, Engineer, W. S. Bailey & Co., Ld., Sub-Manager, HK. & S'hai Bank, Merchant, Douglas, Lapraik & Co., Merchant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Merchant, W. R. Loxley & Co.,.. Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Architect, Palmer & Turner, Merchant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,.............. Secretary, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Assistant Manager, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Manager, Telephone Co.,.....

| No. 1 House, East Point.

15A Kennedy Road. 5 Kowloon City Road. 118 The Peak. Hongkong Club. 131 The Peak. On premises. 139 The Peak. 12A The Peak. St. George's Building. Hongkong Club. 33 The Peak.

92 The Peak.

Manager, Mercantile Bank of India, L., Hongkong Hotel. 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., Local Secretary, Gas Co.,...... Manager, S. J. David & Co., Ld.,

Civil Engineer, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,... Manager, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Marine Surveyor, Goddard & Douglas, Exchange Broker,

Manager, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., 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, Electric Co., Ld.,..... Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, 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., L,

Tobacco

Assistant General Manager, Union Ince.

Socty. of Canton, Ld.,

Chief Engineer, Green Island Cement

Co., Ld.,

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

& Co., Ld.,

161 The Peak.

2-8 Queen's Road West. Alexandra Building.

On premises.

Bishop Lodge South, The Peak.

11 Queen's Road Central.

97 The Peak. On premises. Hongkong Club. 137 The Peak. Queen's Building. 144 The Peak. Hongkong Hotel.

Charter House, Peak Road.

Des Voeux Road Central. Kowloon.

Queen's Building. 112 The Peak.

6 Peak Road. Prince's Building. Taipo.

Dunottar, 81 The Peak, On premises. 147 The Peak.

Hongkong Club.

10 Macdonnell Road. 10 Macdonnell Road.

Hillside, The Peak.

Hongkong Hotel,

Queen's Building.

Cement Works. Caine Road.

Caine Road.

* Exempted under Section 2 (b) of the Jury Amendment Ordinance, 1914,

until ceasing to be qualified for exemption under the said section.

10

SPECIAL JURORS,-Continued.

NAME IN FULL.

Hogg, George...................

Hooper, Augustus Shelton

...

Hough, Thomas Frederick *Hughes, John Owen Humphreys, Henry *Humphreys, William Meyrick

Jack, William Charles Kennedy, James John Stodart Kraft, William Dana ...

*Lammert, George Philip

Lammert, Herbert Alexander. Lang, Archibald Orr....... Leask, William Laughton.... *Leefe, Lawrence Nöel

Little, Alexander Colborne Logan, William

Lowe, Arthur Rylands

*Macdonald, Donald

Mackenzie, Alexander Maitland, Francis

Michael, Joseph Rahamin. Moss, Deunis Kebir *Moxon, Geoffrey Charles Newall, Stuart George Nicholson, William

Northcote, Mowbray Stafford Nuttall, Geoffrey Kendal ..... Ormiston, Evan ...

Parr, Edward Victor David Pattenden, Walter Leslie Pearce, Thomas Ernest.... Plummer, John Archibald.. Potts, George Hutton

Ram, Edward Albert.... Rees, Jacques François vau

Sassoon, Moses Silas. *Scott, William Murray

Shewan, Robert Gordon. Sinclair, Walter

Skelton, Alfred Holland *Smith, George Morton Smith, Horace Percy

Smyth, Frank..... *Sutherland, Robert

*Templeton, David

Tester, Percy

Tisdall, Gerald Arthur Walker, William Bradley Wallace, James Hislop

Watson, Nowell Lake *White, Hedley Graham

White, Henry Percy *Young, Jesse Ashton.

|

OCCUPATION.

Manager, International Banking Corpora-

tion,

Secretary, HK. Land Investment and

Agency Co., Ld.,

Broker, Auctioneer, &c., Hughes & Hough, Merchant, Harry Wicking & Co., Manager, J. D. Humphreys & Son,........ Merchant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Consulting Engr., W. C. Jack & Co., Ld., Manager, HK. Tramway Co.,........... Assistant Manager & Attorney, Standard

Oil Co.,

Broker, Auctioneer,

Mercantile Asst., Gibb, Livingston & Co., Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange, Mercantile Assistant, Jardine, Matheson

& Co., Lủ.,

Architect,

Broker, Logan & Basto,

Chartered Accountant, Lowe, Bingham &

Matthews,

Engineer, Macdonald & Co., Merchant, Arthur & Co.,

Manager, Linstead & Davis, Merchant,

Merchant, Alex. Ross & Co., Broker, Moxon & Taylor,

Manager, South British Ince. Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Secretary, HK. Land Reclamation Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Bill & Bullion Broker, Stewart Bros., Superintendent, P. & O. S. N. Co., Merchant, Gilman & Co.,.....

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

Architect, Denison, Ram & Gibbs,.

Manager, Nederlandsche-Handel Maats-

chappij,

Exchange Broker,...

Manager, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Merchant, Reiss & Co.,

...

Partner, Lane, Crawford & Co., Merchant, Dodwell & Co., Lil., Chartered Accountant, Percy Smith, Seth

& Fleming,

Broker, Vernon & Smyth,

Shipping Manager, Jardine, Matheson &

Co., L.,

Sub-Manager, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,.. Sharebroker, Wright & Hornby, Manager, Russo-Asiatic Bank,

General Manager, Standard Oil Co.,

General Agent, Canadian Pacific Ocean

Services, Ld.,

Manager, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Shipwright, Dock Co.,...................... Merchant, Douglas, Lapraik & Co., Asst. Manager, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,...

ABODE.

Trererbyn, The Peak.

Hongkong Hotel. 165, The Peak. Prince's Building. Alexandra Building.

55 Gough Hill Road, The Peak. 3 Peak Road.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 153 Barker Road. 5 The Peak.

St. George's Building. Prince's Building.

110 The Peak.

18 Bank Buildings. Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

Yalta, The Peak. Hongkong Hotel. 154 The Peak.

Nettlewood, 55 Robinson Road.

Century Crescent, 4 Kennedy Road. Tregunter Mansions. May Road. Hongkong Club.

Prince's Building. 111 The Peak. 5 Bowen Road.

Mount Kellett, The Peak.

. Beaconsfield Arcade.

Craighyrie, The Peak. 8A Des Voeux Road. 106 The Peak. Magazine Gap. 12 Peak Road. Craigieburn, The Peak,

On premises.

10 Ice House Street.

73 The Peak.

22 Peak Road. 72 The Peak.

On premises. On premises.

67 Mt. Kellet. Hongkong Club,

129 The Peak. Quarry Bay. 53 The Peak.

Quarndon, The Peak.

148 Peak Road.

3 Tregunter Terrace, May Road.

134 The Peak.

Kowloon Docks. Prince's Building. 81 The Peak.

NAME IN FULL.

A

II.-COMMON JURORS.

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

Abbas, Abdul Hamid Abbas, Abdule Rahim Abdoolrahim, Abdoolhoosen Ablong, Percy Frederick

Librarian, Hongkong Club,....

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

Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,

137 Queen's Road East.

| 44 Wanchai Road.

34 Queen's Road Central. 4 Lochiel Terrace.

J

t

*

NAME IN FULL.

11

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

A-Continued.

Abuey, Evelyn Edward de

Wivelslie...

Abraham, Albert

Abraham, Ezekiel Shooker *Abraham, Ezra

Abraham, Reuben Adair, Alonzo Ellsworth, Jr... Adams, F. R. John Agabag, Filomeno José.. Ainslie, Ernest James Aitchison, Alexander. Aitken, Robert

Aitken, Samuel Robert Ajina, Tateo

Alison, David Albert Goldbill Allan, John Niver Rodger Allen, Henry Alex. Allgood, Henry Patrick... Almeida, Apolinario Antonio d'

Almeida, José Candido d' Almeida, José Maria d' Alonço, Leão Francisco da

Silva

Alves, Alberto Eduardo

de Selavisa

Alves, Alvaro Alvares

Alves, Antonio Louis

Alves, Arthur Alvaro

......

Alves, Charles Martinho de

Selavisa

Alves, Henrique José Alves, José Miguel Amery, Samuel Chant Paddou] Audel, Alexander Willem van Anderson, Ernest Grabam.. Anderson, John Edgar Anderson, Peter.

Anderson, Reginald Nigel Anderson, William..

Antonio, Ernesto Aoki, Eücbi

Aquino, Eneas Goulart d'..

Aquino, José Goulart d' Archbutt, Geoffrey Samuel Arculli, Abdul Kader el.. Areulli, Ebrahim el Arculli, Osman el *Armstrong, John Henry Wil-

liam

Arnold, Edwin Lester Gilbert. Arnold, John

*Arnott, Cuthbert Hodgson

Arthur, Thomas

Atkinson, Clark

Atkinson, Robert Llewelyn Aucott, Ernest Frank Austin, Anthony Roy *Austin, David .........

Austin, Noel John Austin, Reginald Mein Azedo, José Diaz Azevedo, Alexandre

Antonio d'

Azevedo, Victor Felix d'

B

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

Manager, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Assistaut, Logan & Basto, Clerk, British-American Tobacco Co., Ld., Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Civil Engineer, Little, Adams & Wood,. Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,... Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Wharf Manager, Holt's Wharf, Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha,.......... | Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Draughtsman, Dock Co.,................ Counter Clerk, Hongkong Hotel, Wharfinger, Holt's Wharf, Assistant, Fumigating & Disinfecting

Bureau, L.,

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

Storekeeper, HK. Rope Factory,

Clerk, Union Ince. Soety, of Canton, Ld., Assistant, Soares & Co.,

Merchant; 5 Queen's Road Central,

|

101 The Peak. Gas Works.

2 May Road.

12 Ice House Street.

2 Saifee Terrace, Kowloon.

7 Queen's Gardens.

130 The Peak. On premises. Chater Road. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Woolamai, Chatham Road, Kowloon. 1 & 2 Bowen Road, Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. Ou premises. Kowloon.

2 Caine Road. Queen's Building.

5 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon.

33 Sau Wa Fong.

On premises.

Scarteen, 11 Macdonnell Road. 12 Arbuthnot Road.

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

Manager, Fung Tang, 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, De Souza & Co., Clerk, Netherlands-India

Bank,

Commercial

Clerk, C. E. Warren & Co.,.............

Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Commission Agent, Arculli Bros., Merchant, Army & Navy Contractor,. Merchant, Arculli Bros.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

39 Wongneichong Road. Chater Road.

9 Nathan Road, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

27 Belilios Terrace. 62A Bonham Road.

50A Nathan Road, Kowloon. Quarry Bay. Hongkong Club.

50A Nathan Road, Kowloon. 2 College Garden.

3 Lun Fat Street.'

Des Voeux Road Central.

1 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon. 101 The Peak.

15A Kennedy Rood.

15A Kennedy Road. 35 Wongneichong Road.

94 The Peak.

Clerk, Commercial Union Assce. Co., Ld., | 86 Bonham Road. Acct., HK., C. & M. Steamboat Co., Ld.,... Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Marine Surveyor, Goddard and Douglas, Shipwright, Dock Co.,

10 Tregunter Mansions, May Road. North Point.

Clerk, HK. & K’loon W. & G. Co., Ld., . Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Architect, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Accountant, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Assistant, Dock Co.,

Clerk, Netherlands Trading Society, Clerk, Canadian PacificOcean Services, Ld.,

Backhouse, James Herbert..... Merchant, Manners & Backhouse, Ld.,

10 The Peak. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel. 10 Queen's Gardens. 55 The Peak. Quarry Bay. On premises. Ewo Mess.

Kowloon Docks.

Queen's Road Central. 12 Belilios Terrace.

5 Queen's Road Central.

NAME IN FULL.

12

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

B-Continued.

Bacon, Sydney Walter

Baker, Samuel

Baker, William George Balean, Alan .................. *Bannerman, George Henry

Maclean

Baptista, Antonio Baptista, Arthur Frederico Baptista, Augusto Autonio Baptista, Duarte Cezario Baptista, Joaquim Baptista, Manuel

Baptista, Rodolfo Diogenes Barker, William Leander Lee Barr, John Hunter..... Barradas, Arthur Oscar.. Barradas, Fernando Augusto... Barradas, José Augusto..... Barradas, Myriel Francisco

d'Assis.....

Barretto, Alberto Demée ...... Barretto, Frederico Francisco. Barretto, José Conde...... Barretto, Octavio Demée Barros, Antão Vasques .........................] Barros, Horacio Frederico.... Barton, Lancelot Alexander Barton, Roderick Thorold...... *Bassford, William Faulkner

Basto, Bernardino

Batalha, José Xavier

Bateman, Thomas

.....

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

Beith, Benjamin David

Fleming

Bell, William Denny Beltrão, Manuel Roza Benjamin, Benjamin Solomon *Bennett, Harold Sydney *Bentley, John Berg. Sverre

Bernardo, Joaquim Natividade Bernheim, Adrien

Best, Henry Cadigan.....

*Beswick, Charles Williamson.

Bevington, Francis Bilimoria, Manchershaw

Rottonjee Bilting, Samuel Tilden

Bird, George

Bisseker, Frank Donover

*Blackburn, Leslie James *Blair, David Kaey

Blake, Leonard James *Blason, Charles Henry

Bleeker, Johannes Jacob

*Bliss, Arthur William

Bois, Adrein Rene Albert

Lambelat du

*Bolton, Andrew Adam *Boud, Charles

Bond, William Charles Bootes, Arthur Nicholaș

Fire Manager, Union Ince. Socty, of

Canton, Ld.,

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

Assistant Engineer, Electric Co., Ld., Assistant, Cooper & Co., Clerk, Electric Light Co., Ld.,

On premises. East Point.

Station Hotel, Kowloon, On premises.

King Edward Hotel. 51 Elgin Street.

25 Caine Road.

Clerk.Netherlands-IndiaCommercial-Bank, Des Voeux Road Central.

Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, S. C. Ismail & Co.,.......... Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Works Foreinan, Gas Co., Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld.,

51 Elgin Street. 51 Elgin Street. 53 Elgin Street. On premises. Hongkong Hotel. Gas Works.

2 Belilios Terrace. ... 6 Upper Mosque Terrace.

Queen's Building.

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Clerk, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,. Assistant, Union Trading Co., Assistant, Reiss & Co.. Clerk, Bradley & Co., Ld., Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Broker, Logan & Basto, Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Timekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Sub-Manager, Hongkong Hotel,.. Timekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Messageries Maritimes,

| Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant Manager, Telephone Co., Agent, Thos. Cook & Son, Assistant, Thoresen & Co., Clerk, Messageries Maritimes,.. Assistant, Ullmann & Co.,

Mechanical Engineer, W. G. Hum-

phreys & Co.........

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

1 Ormsby Terrace, Kowloon. 27 Mosque Street.

2 Punjab Buildings, Kowloon. 3 Morrison Hill.

On premises.

Quarry Bay.

8 Haukow Road, Kowloon. 38 Wyndham Street. Quarry Bay.

4 Kimberly Villas, Kowloon.

| 5 Queen's Gardens. Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

No. 2 House, East Point. Quarry Bay.

8 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. 3 Aimai Villas, Kowloon. Kingsclere, Kennedy Road. Mountain View, 6 The Peak. 9 Queen's Gardens. 13 Mosque Street. 5 Caine Road.

61 Robinson Road.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Hongkong Hotel. Merchant, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

Clerk, North West Trading Co.,..... Sub-Accountant, International Banking

Corporation,

Watchman, Taikoo Dockyard,.

Merchant, British-American Tobacco Co.,

Ed.,

Engineer, Gas Co.,

114 The Peak.

4 Pedder's Hill.

Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

Hongkong Hotel.

Gas Works, Kowloon.

Accountant, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Post Office Buildings.

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Accountant,Netherlands-IndiaCommercial

Bank,

Assistant, Dock Co.,.....

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

Quarry Bay.

140 The Peak.

Des Voeux Road Central. Kowloon Docks.

6 Caine Road.

Kowloon Docks.

Palace Hotel, Kowloon.

171 The Peak.

On premises.

NAME IN FULL.

-13

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

B-Continued.

Borges, José Antonio.........

Borthwick, John

Botelho, Alfredo Apollonio Botelho, Alvaro Alberto Botelho, Antonio Heytor Botelho, Augusto Cezar......

Botelho, Braz Joaquim Heytor Botelho, Esdras Homero Botelho, Francisco Xavier.. Botelho, Noe Ulysses Botelho, Pedro Vicente Heytor

Bothwell, Edward Forbes...... Boulton, Sydney Bowker, George Henry... *Bradbury, Bertram Walter

Braga, Frederick Joseph Braga, John Vincent.. Braun, Theodor Bremner, Albert Hampton

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

Brooke, Charles Bannerman... Brown, Alexander Forsyth

Brown, Charles Bernard Brown, Charles William Brown, George Ernest Brown, James

Brown, Neilage Sharp *Brown, William *Brown, Wilson *Bryson, Andrew Birrel

Buchan, Robert Buck, Joseph *Buck, Morton Warde..

Buckle, Percy. Bullen, Joseph Albert Bunje, Emil Theodore

Hieronymus

Bunje, Henry Ferdinand Buru, Andrew George Butler, Philip Randal Butterfield, William Arthur Buyers, Charles Badenoch...... Bux, Noor Mahomed................

C

Campos, Henrique Maria do ... Cappleman, Daniel Edwin.... Carmichael, Alexander .... Carr, John

Carroll, Anthony Henry Carroll, William Joseph Carter, Albert James....

Carvalho, Carlos Francisco de Carvalho, Duarte Euterio... Carvalho, Guilherme Augusto *Cassidy, Philip Stanley....

|

Clerk, China Provident Loan & Mortgage

Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Fitting Dept., Gas Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Merchant, Botelho Bros., Chief Clerk, Fumigating and Disinfecting

Bureau, Ld.,

| Merchant, Botelho Bros.,..

Clerk, International Banking Corporation, Assistant, J. D. Hutchison & Co., Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,..... Merchant, Botelho Bros.,

Architect, Palmer & Turner, Storekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Butcher, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Accountant, W. J. Carroll, Assistant, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Foreman, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., Sub-Accountant, International Banking

Corporation,

Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co., Clerk, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant Manager, Electric Co., Ld., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistant, Reiss & Co., Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Manager, Pentreath & Co.,

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refining Co.,

Lu..

Accountant, Linstead & Davis,

Assistant Manager, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Joiner, Dock Co.,

Chief Clerk, Butterfield & Swire, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman Joiner, Dock Co.,

Merchant, Banker & Co., Manager, American Express Co.,

Piano Tuner, Robinson Piano Co., Ld., Engineer, Siemens China Co.,.... Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co., Clerk, Ice Co.,

Merchant, H. M. H. Nemazee, Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Wharfinger, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,.... Engineer, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Supt. Engineer, Peak Tramway Co., .... Printers' Overseer, Kelly & Walsh, Ld.,

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C.,...... Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant Engineer, Electric Light Co.,

Lal.,

Broker, W. J. Carroll, Broker,

Accountant, British-American Tobacco,

Co., Lư,

Assistant, HK. & S'bai Bank,. Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,......

23 Belilios Terrace. Gas Works.

27 Mosque Street.

1 Rose Terrace, Kowloon. Alexandra Building.

2 Caine Road.

3 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon..

6 Chancery Lane.

11 Mosque Street.

6 Chancery Lane.

5 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

Alexandra Building. Quarry Bay.

| East Point.

5 East Block, Military Married

Quarters.

7 Ormsby Terrace, Kowloon. 2 Canton Villas, Kowloon. East Point.

Mountain View, The Peak. Ridge House, Broadwood Road. Garrison School House, Garden Rd. 6 Queen's Gardens.

On premises.

4 Morrison Hill.

Quarry Bay.

Queen's Building.

52в David Building, Kowloon.

156 Praya East.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road, Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks. Kellett, The Peak. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks, Hotel Mansious. Kingsclere, Kennedy Road. 2 Jordan Road, Kowloon. Wellington Barracks.

22 Des Voeux Road Central. 11 Ice House Street.

Prince's Buildings.

4 Victoria View, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

St. George's Building. 162 The Peuk.

Peak Tramway House. 124 Wanchai Road.

7 Belilios Terrace. Hongkong Hotel. Lyemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay.

7 Leighton Hill Road.

4 Lyemun Villas, Kowloon. 9. Ice House Street.

4 Conduit Road. May Road.

3 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon. 18 Ice House Street. On premises.

NAME IN FULL.

14

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

C-Continued.

Castilho, Alexandre Bernardo Castilho, John Cerillo Castro, Bonifacio Maria Castro, Carlos Maria Castro, Egydio Henrickson Castro, Heurique Armando. Castro, Joaquim Telles

d'Almada e

Castro, José Francisco Chan Pat......

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

Chassels, Thomas Rae Chen Kew, Cheng Yuet-po Chopard, Fritz Albert Chow U-ting

Chunnutt, Oscar Rowan Churn, Samuel Macombe Clark, Douglas Edward Clark, John Caer

Clark, William John Claxton, Archibald Arthur Clayson, Edward Frederick Coelho, Julio Jesus dos Passos *Coleman, Frederick Charles

Collaço, Maximiano Antonio... Colson, George Basil...................... Conant, Harold Abbott Rand... Connelly, Thomas

Conuer, Alexander Goulden...

Conydon, John Hopkins Cook, Walter Ernest *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, Isidoro Maria da....... Costello, George Edward

Course, Arthur Courtney, George Leonzo...

Courtney, James D.

Cousins, Ralph Hutchinson Craddock, Henry Edwin . Crapnell, Albert Edward *Crawford, Frank Malcolm.... *Crawford, William Joseph

Crispin, Charles Crossan, Thomas Croucher, Noel Victor Amor... Cruz, Guilherme Pedro da.......... Cruz, João Maria

Cruze, Francis Chynyan, Cubey, Edwin Baufield Cullen, Fred

Cumming, Kenneth Menzies

| Assistant, Dock Co.,................

Assistant, Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., Ld., Clerk, Yokohama Specie Bank, Ld., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Clerk, Electric Co., Ld.,

Assistant, HK. Mercantile Co., Ld.,

Asst., International Banking Corporation, Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Assistant, China Fire Insurance Co., Ld., Clerk, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews,... Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Manager, Naval Canteen, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire... Secretary, Bank of Canton, Ld., Manager, Sun Man Woo Co., Hotel Proprietor, Astor House Hotel, Assistant, Mow Fung & Co., Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Manager, Union Trading Co.,. Partner, J. D. Humphreys & Co., Architect,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Manufacturers' Representative, Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, Joseph Bros., Electrician, Dock Co., Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India, Ld., Asst.-Superintendent, Electric Co., Ld.,... Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Superintendent, HK., C. & M. Steamboat

Co., Ld.,

General Manager, Vacuum Oil Co., Assistant, Dock Co.,....

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.,

Assistant, Canadian Pacific Ocean Ser-

vices, Ld.,

Traffic Manager, Hongkong Tramway Co., Assistant, Canadian Pacific Ocean Ser-

vices, Ld.,

Merchant, International

Trading, Co.,

Commercial

Asst.-Manager, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, HK. Electric Light Works, Book-keeper, Moxon & Taylor, Clerk, Lane, Crawford & Co.,.............. Assistant, Dock Co.,

Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co., Shipwright, Dock Co., Broker, Benjamin & Potts. Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co., Architect, W. L. Weaser,

Assistant, S. J. David & Co., Ld.. Chief Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Storekeeper, Dock Co.,.... Assistant, Reiss & Co.,...

Kowloon Docks. 47 Pottinger Street. On premises. On premises.

17 Robinson Road. 17 Robinson Road.

1 Lyemoon Villas, Kowloon. 12 Belilios Terrace.

1 Mosque Terrace. Blue Bungalow. Quarry Bay. Praya East.

6 Queen's Gardens.

23 Kennedy Road.

18 Connaught Road Central. On premises.

S9 High Street.

8 Middle Row, Kowloon. 3 Chancery Lane. Alexandra Building.

14 Queen's Road Central. Quarry Bay.

4 Des Voeux Road Central. 20 Wellington Street. 15 Mosque Junction. Kowloon Docks

17A Queen's Ro.ad Central. Electric Works. Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

10 Kennedy Road. Kingsclere, Kennedy Road. Kowloon Docks.

1 Morrison Hill.

Kowloon Docks.

6 St. Francis' Yard,

8 Sau Wa Fong. On premises. 114 The Peak. Craigieburn, The Peak.

3 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon.

8 Cameron Terrace, Kowloon.

King Edward Hotel. 23 Leighton Hill Road.

Hongkong Hotel.

Pedders Street. Quarry Bay.

Shaukiwan Road.

21 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. On premises.

Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel.

3 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 13 McGregor Street.

45 Haiphong Road, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

4 Morrison Hill.

Clerk, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld.,. On premises.

Cunningham, John Nicolson... Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Cunha, Bernardino Maria

Cardoso da

Curreem, Abdul

Assistant, Arculli Bros.,

Manager, Arculli Bros.,

Cuthill, George Hamilton......

Assistant, Dock Co.,

Curreem, Vahab

3 Queen's Gardens.

22 Leighton Hill Road.

22 Leighton Hill Road. Kowloon Docks.

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D

Daigo, Tsutomu Dalziel, James *Danby, James Denison Danenberg, Emilio.......... Danenberg, Mario José *Daniel, Vernon William

Davenport, William Belfield *Davidson, Alexander. Davis, Charles Hugh. Davis, George Herbert

Davison, Arthur Clifford

Edward

Davison, William Des Voeux, Dewar, John

Dexter, Walter James

Dick, Harry William

Dick, James Gold

Dickens, Charles

Dickie, James.... Dinnen, Hugh........ Diss, Arthur Charles... Diss, George Ambrose Dixon, Robert James... Dobie, John Somerville.. Doijer, John Antonie.. Donnithorne, James Henry Doughty, Harry.... *Dowbiggin, H. B. L.....

Dransfield, Albert Drude, Robert Alexander Philip Drummond, Neil

Duckworth, Ferdinand Farrant Duinker, Wilhelm Dunbar, Lambert *Duncan, George *Duncan, Robert Kirkwood

Dunlevy, Robert John

Dunnett, Gordon Black... Dutton, Sydney Hardy

E

Eastman, Alfred William Eça, Adolpho José d'.... Ega, Alberto M. d' Eça, José Maria d'. Eddie, David Silas. *Edgcumbe, Clifford *Edwards, Archibald *Edwards, George Richard

Edwards, William Walter.... Eidel, Francis.................

*Eldridge, William James

Elias, Isaac Ezekiel

Elias, Jack

Elias, Reuben Sassoon

Elliott, James....

Ellis, Emanuel Ezekiel

*Ellis, Frederick

Elson, William Thomas

Enevoldsen, Svend Trolle...... England, Arthur James... England, John Croom Eustace, Bert

Evans, Frederick William

Stewart Evans, John Henry Ezra, Edward

Agent, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Chief Engr., Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Professor of Music,

Assistant, Reiss & Co.,

Timber Merchant...

Clerk, Pacific Mail S.S. Co.,

Chief Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Sub-Accountant, International Banking

Corporation.

1 & 2 Bowen Road. Quarry Bay. On premises. The Albany.

30A Caine Road. Alexandra Building. Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay. On premises.

88 The Peak.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., 55 The Peak. Foreman Shipwright, Dock Co.,

Secretary, Hongkong Club,.

Asst. Marine Supt., Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, South British Ince. Co., Ld.,... Assistant, Vernon & Smyth,

Sawmiller, Dock Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Master Tailor, Diss Bros., Master Tailor, Diss Bros., Boilermaker, Dock Co., Stockbroker, Vernon & Smyth,...... Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn.... Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co, Engineer, Green Island Cement Works,. Bill and Bulliou Broker, Stewart Bros., Storekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, ... Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Electrical Engineer, Electric Co., Ltd.,. Marine Supt., Asiatic Petroleum Co., L., Flour Broker,

Coppersmith, Dock Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Timekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

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

Kowloon Docks.

Hongkong Club. Hongkong Hotel. Prince's Building. Hongkong Club.

Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay.

2 Sea View Terrace, Quarry Bay.

Wyndham Street.

1 Wyndham Street. Kowloon Docks.

2 Des Vœux Villas, Kowleen. York Building

Beaumont, Happy Valley. Cement Works.

11 Beaconsfield Arcade. Quarry Bay.

1 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

Tesla Mess, Works, Wanchai. Peak Hotel.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay,

Quarry Bay. On premises.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., | Hongkong Hotel.

Clerk, HK., C. & M. Steamboat Co., Ld., | 7 Granville Avenue, Kowloon.

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

Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Lil.,. Broker, Snowman & Co......

Engineer, HK. Rope Factory,

Secretary, United Asbestos

Agency Co., Ld.,

Oriental

Trustee, MacEwen, Frickel & Co.,.. Works Foreman, Floquet and Knoth,. Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Assistant, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Engineer, Hongkong Hotel,... Broker,

Broker,

Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Lil., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co.,

Manager, Caldbeck, Macgregor & Co., Boatswain, Dock Co.,

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

4 & 5 Rose Terrace, Kowloon.

5 Rose Terrace, Kowloon.

Bello Building, Wyndham Street. 9 May Road.

3 Wood Road.

24 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 19 Caine Road.

7 Wood Road.

Quarry Bay.

6 Chancery Lane.

. | 6 Chancery Lane.

6 Chancery Lane.

On premises.

29 Leighton Hill Road. 14 Des Voeux Road Central. Alexandra Building.

Morrison Hill.

Quarry Bay.

On premises. Ou premises.

22 The Peak. Kowloon Docks. $ Belilios Terrace.

NAME IN FULL.

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ABODE.

F

Falconer, Percy James Farmer, William Roland Farne, Francis Henry Farrell, Edward Henry Ridgett Farrell, Peter Thomson.. Ferguson, James Carson Ferguson, John

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

dos Passos Fielder, Bert Ernest Figueiredo, Eduardo José de... Figueiredo, Francisco Maria

Xavier de

Figueiredo, Heurique Gocis

Melchiades

Figueiredo, Manuel Augusto... *Finch, James Colin

Finlayson, Duncan John

Fisher, John

Fisher, Thomas James Fleming, Thomas George

Fosbrooke

Fleming, William Nicholson Floquet, René..................

Forbes, Alexander Rodger. Ford, Edward Stephen Ford, William Edward Ford, William Faulkner.... Ford, Jr., William Faulkner... Forsythe, William Fortie, Mario Julius Fothergill, Archibald

Foulds, John Gibson Patrick... Franco, Carlos Alberto Franco, Carlos Maria. Franco, Viriato Fraser, William

French, Arthur

French, Ernest Malcolm Fritz, Chester William Fukuda, Kosaku................ Fukui, Hisazo............. Fuller, Denman Fyfe, Alexander Adair

G

Gace, Frederick Arthur *Gaine, Albert Edward *Gallagher, William.. *Galloway, Alfred Douglas..

Galluzzi, Ugo Cesare.... Gandall, Charles Thomas Garcia, Alexandre ..... Garcia, Francisco Maria Garcia, Rufus Francisco Gardner, John Gardner, Joseph Gardner, William

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

Gegg, George William Geus, Willem Germann, Alexander

Broker,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, China Fire Ince. Co., Ld.,.. Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, HK. Mercantile Co., Ld.,

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

Assistant, G. Martini, Ld.,

Assistant, B. M. Webb & Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld.,

Assistant Supt. Engineer, Butterfield &

Swire,

Engineer, Dock Co.,.....

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Partner, Floquet & Knoth,

Foreman, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Lil., Import Department, Floquet & Knoth, Harbour Foreman Engineer, Dock Co., Assistant, Dock Co.,. Engineer, Dock Co.,.. Manager, G. Martini, Ld., Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bauk,.. Bookseller's Asst., Kelly & Walsh, L.,... Chief Clerk, Electric Light Co., Ld.,.. Runner, Hongkong Hotel Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Fisher Flouring Mills Co.... Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Organist, etc.,

Chartered Accountant, Perey Smith, Seth

& Fleming,....

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,, Manager, S. Moutrie & Co.,........ Manager, Grand Hotel,.... Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Broker. .....

Meter Inspector, Gas Co., Assistant, Pacific Mail S.S. Co.,............. Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.; Assistant, B. M. Webb & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Alexandra Building.

2 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. 25 Old Bailey.

19 Conduit Road. Quarry Bay,

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

14 Morrison Hill Road.

40 Staunton Street. On premises.

1 Robinson Road.

29 Wongneichong Road.

1 Victoria View, Kowloon.

1 Victoria View, Kowloon. Powell's Building.

King Edward Hotel. Kowloon Docks,

76 The Peak.

On premises.

36B Nathan Road, Kowloon. Prince's Building.

156 Praya East.

5 and 6 Ashley Road, Kowloon, 28B Nathan Road, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Office. Kowloon Docks. 2A Kennedy Road.

5 Lyeemoon Villas, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

171 Wanchai Road.

On premises.

174 Queen's Road East. 8 Queen's Gardens. Hongkong Hotel.

3 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. King Edward Hotel.

1 and 2 Bowen Road.

1 and 2 Bowen Road. Hongkong Hotel.

66 Nathan Road, Kowloon.

On premises.

6 Babington Path. On premises. 85 The Peak. 13, Conduit Road. Gas Works.

5 Ormsby Terrace, Kowloon. 5 Ormsby Terrace, Kowloon.

5 Ormsby Terrace, Kowloon. - Quarry Bay.

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

Engineer, HK. Rope Factory,... Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co., Foreman Engineer, Dock Co.,.... Accountant,

Foreman, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., Manager, Steam Laundry Co., Lil..... Assistant, Hughes & Hough, Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn, Clerk, Astor House Hotel,

Villa Maria, 11 Glenealy.

8 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

29 Queen's Road Central. 89 Praya East.

Yaumati.

Broadwood Road,

York Building. Queen's Road Central.

NAME IN FULL.

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CCCUPATION.

ABODE.

G-Continued.

Gerrard, George... Gibb, James

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

Glendinning, Walter Scott Gloyn, John Wakeham

Goard, Silas George Goggin, William George Go.denberg, William .. Goldfinch, Albert Frank Goldsborough, George Edward Goldschmidt, Sylvain Gomes, Francis

Gomes, Francisco Timotheo Gomes, João Eduardo Gomes, Joaquim............. Gomes, John Jeronimo

Gomes, Jose Hipolyto

Gomes, Luiz Braz

Gomes, Luiz Maria

Gomes, Maximiano Antonio

dos Santos

Gonella, Ugo

Gonsalves, Verissimo Claudio

da Costa

Gonzalez, Francisco

Goodall, Donald McGregor Goodban, Joseph Haminett

Catcliffe

Goodwin, David Alexander Gordon, James Miller

Gosano, Julio Jesus dos Passos Goulborn, Vernon Gow, David

Graaff, Theodore van de

Graça, Francisco Maria de

Paula

Graça, José Athanasio

Maria de

*Graham, Albert George. Graham, James William Grant, Peter Durham Hall

Gray, Robert Gray, Samuel... *Green, George

Green, Henry Edgerton.. Green, John Trickett.. *Green, Samuel Ebenezer

Greenfield, Samuel... *Greenhill, Leslie Solbe

Gregory, Tigran Matthews Greig, Kenneth Edward Griffin, Herbert

Grimshaw, Thomas

Grott, George........

Grunsell, Stuart

Gubbay, David Sassoon.. Guimaraes, José Egas. Guterres, Augusto Arthur...... Guterres, Luiz Esperança Gutierrez, Francisco Maria

Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,.. Sub-Acct., Chartered Bank of I, A. & C., Manager, Wilkinson, Haywood & Clark,.. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Staff of Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant Traffic. Superintendent, HK.

Tramway Co., Ld.,

Outside Overseer, HK. Tramway Co., Ld., Chief Foreman, China Sugar Refining

Co., Ld.,

Diver, Taikoo Dockyard,..... Sub-Manager, Bank Line, Ld., Salesman, Merchant & Co.,.-. Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, | Steward, Hongkong Club,

Manager, J. Ullmann & Co., Clerk, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Assistant, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Douglas, Lapraik & Co., Wm. Powell, Ld.,

Assistant, Dock Co.,.

Assistant, Dock Co...............

Quarry Bay. Hongkong Hotel. 114 The Peak.

Torres Building, Kowloon. Alexandra Building. Wholesale Depôt. Quarry Bay 19 Caine Road.

48 Mrrison Hill Road. 45 Morrison Hill Road.

157 Praya East. Quarry Bay. Queen's Gardens,

15 Wong Nei Chong Road. Quarry Bay.

On premises.

9 Seymour Terrace.

7 Babington Path. Kowloon Docks.

9 Macdonnell Road. On premises. Kowloon Docks, Kowloon Docks,

Clerk, The General Electric Co. of China, 7 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. Clerk, Electric Co., Ld.,

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

Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Professor of Music, Manager, Wiseman, Ld.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Lil.,

47 Haiphong Road, Kowloon.

6 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

33 Queen's Road Central,

5 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. Caine Road.

2 Basilea.

Queen's Building.

Draughtsman, W. S. Bailey & Co., Ld.,. 2 Knutsford Terrace. Kowloon.

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Engineer, HK. Rope Factory,......... Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijo,

Mountain View, 6 The Peak.

15 Observation Road,

Hotel Mansions.

Kowloon Docks.

York Building.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., 9 Garden Road.

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

Supt. Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,

Sub-Manager, International Banking Cor-

poration,

Foreman, Taikco Dockyard,

Foreman Turner, Dock Co.,.......... Butcher, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Accountant, Pacific Mail S.S. Co.,.. Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Merchant, Banker & Co.,.

Merchant and Registered Money-lender,... Asst., HK. Land Investment & Agency

Co., Ltd.,

Merchant,

Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks.

1 Queen's Gardens.

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

3 Durbar Villas, Kowloon. 4 The Albany.

Quarry Bay.

Hotel Mansions.

13 Shaukiwan Road.

5 Minden Villas, Kowloon.

King Edward Hotel.

Manager, Engine Works, Taikoo D'yard,. Quarry Bay.

Assistant, Holt's Wharf,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Assistant Wharf Manager, Holt's Wharf, Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,

23 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

| Station Hotel, Kowloon, The Den, Castle Steps.

Wongneichong Road.

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C.,..............|·29 Manager, Hongkong Cigar Store, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Assistant, Shewau, Tomes & Co.,

Holyrood. Chatham Road, Kowloon. 7 Ashley Road, Kowloon. Bird Cage, Conduit Road.

NAME IN FULL.

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ABODE.

G—Continued.

Gutierrez, Gregorio Maria... Gutierrez, João Baptista Gutierrez, John Joseph...

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, W. A. Hannibal & Co., Book-keeper, Bank Line, Ld.,..

5 Mosque Street. 9 Mosque Street.

1 Hart Avenue, Kowloon.

H

*Haigh, Fred Dunwell *Haines, Hereward Francis

Hall, Frank Edward *Hamilton, Alexander...

Hammes, Constantine John

Hancock, Harry.... Hannibal, Walter Albert Hansen, James Ernest Hardwick, William Harrington, John Joseph Harris, John Walter Harrison, Cyril George Harron, Henry Love Hart, Charles William

Harteam, Hasim............. *Harvey, David

Haskell, David

Hassan, Abdool Jalil... Hatt, Charles Haxton, George Kay. Hayward, Harold Emile.. Hazeland, Ernest Manning *Heath, Henry Thomas

Hedley, William... *Hegarty, Herbert George

Heitman, Harold

Henderson, Archibald Kerr

Henderson, George Henderson, James *Henderson, Robert..

Herbert, Rex. Geoffrey. *Herbst, Carl Emil Peter Heron, Arthur William

Herridge, Frank Gordon Hewlitt, Arthur George *Hickling, Clement Chinery

Hidden, Stanley

Higginbotham, Charles John... Hill, Alfred Paul

Hill, Thomas William *Hill, Walter Joseph

Hobbs, Frank

Hodge, Lewis Edwin Sotheron, Hodge, William James

Hodgson, Christopher

Hodgson, Paul Mary.. Hoggard, Frederick

Hollands, Henry Ethelbert Holman Scott...... Holt, Harold Osborne Honkey, Chan

Hoogewerff, Wilhelm Ewoud. Hooper, Joseph

Hosie, Edward Lumsden

Assistant, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Engine Driver, Peak Tramway Co., Proprietor, Palace Hotel,.... Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Representative, Anderson, Meyer & Co.,

Ld.,

Bill & Bullion Broker,

Merchant, W. A. Hannibal & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Storekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Storekeeper, Dock Co., Assistant, S. Moutrie & Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refining Co.,

Ld.,

Clerk, International Banking Corporation,. Assistant Supt., United Asbestos Oriental

Agency,

Merchant, D. Haskell & Co., Assistant, Harry Wicking & Co., Inspector, Telephone Co., Manager, Ice Co.,.......

Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, Ltd., Architect,

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

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

Workshop Superintendent, Hongkong

Tramway Co.,

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

I Aimai Villas, Kowloon. Peak Tramway Quarters. Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

King Edward Hotel. 105, Peak.

Hongkong Hotel.

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

7 Austin Avenne, Kowloon.

1 Lyeemoon Terrace, Quarry Bay.

1 Great George Street. 105 Queen's Road East.

17 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 5 Robinson Road. Prince's Building.

3 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon. Ice House, East Point. Hongkong Hotel.

4 Basilea. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks.

On premises.

6 Morrison Hill.

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

Engineer, Green Island Cement Co., Ld.,.. Fair View, 3 Nathan Road, Kowloon,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Clerk, Holt's Wharf,

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

Co., L.,

Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co.,

Architect,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

.....

HK. Tramway Station, Bowrington. Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

3 Lochiel Terrace, Kowloon.

Chater's Bungalow, Kowloon. 6 Aimai Villas, Kowloon. 18 Nathan Road, Kowloon. 5 Morrison Hill.

Assistant, Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., Ld., 56 Nathan Road, Kowloon.

Assistant, J. D. Hutchison & Co., Assistant, Canadian Pacific Ocean Ser-

vices, Ld.,

Assistant, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

Senior Asst. Engineer, Taikoo Sugar

Refinery,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Merchaut, Hasting Hodge & Co., Sub-Manager, Chartered Bank of I. A.

& C.,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld.,. Foreman, Green Island Cement Co., Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Standard Oil Co. of N. Y., Manager, Wm. Powell, Ld.,. Manager, Union Trading Co.,... Sub-Acct., Netherlands Trading Society, Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,. Accountant, Dock Co.,..............

|

6 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

1 Saifee Terrace, Kowloon. 4 Queen's Building.

Taikoo Terrace, Quarry Bay. Station Hotel, Kowloon. Hongkong Hotel.

Hongkong Hotel. Ewo Mess. On premises. Deep Water Bay. Hongkong Hotel. Hongkong Hotel. Powell's Building.

4 Rednaxela Terrace. On premises.

5 Minden Villas, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

·

NAME IN FULL.

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OCCUPATION.

Abode.

H-Continued.

Howard, Edward

Howard, Robert

Howell, Charles Lloyd

Hung Hing-fat

Hunter, Henry James

Hunter, James

Hunter, James Adam

Hunter, Tobias

Hunter, Robert

Hurley, Frederick

Mason

Hyde, James

Charles

Hyndman, Edgar Oscar Peter Hyndman, Edward Robert Hyndman, Henry

Hyndman, Henry Anthony Hyndman, Luiz Schellas Hyndman, Raphael Emanuel...

Exchange Broker,.

Restaurant Keeper, Alexandra Café, Assistant, Dock Co.,

Asst. Compradore, HK. & K'loon W. & G.

Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Bradley & Co., Ld., Assistant Fitter, Gas Co.,.....

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Engineer, Macdonald & Co.,

Shipping Estate & Commission Agent,

Assistant, Hughes & Hough,

Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld.,. Clerk, Lowe, Bingham & Mathews, Clerk, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Clerk, W. S. Bailey & Co., Ltd., Clerk, Netherlands Trading Society,

Devonia, 9 Peak Road. 14. Basket Terrace. Kowloon Dock.

2 Prospect Place.

58 Nathan Road, Kowloon. Gas Works.

Quarry Bay.

12 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 6 Carnarvon Villas, Kowloon.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

5 Torres Building, Kowloon. 3 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon. Chater Road.

38 Wyndham Street.

9 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon. 1 Gillies Avenue, Kowloon. Queen's Road Central.

Im Yat-wing *Innes, Robert

Ireland, George Ireson, Arthur Isaac, Joseph Jacob Ismail, Sheik Cassim. Ismail, Sheik Ebrahim Ismail, Sheik Ramjahn..

Clerk, Macdonald & Co.,

Marine Supt., Butterfield & Swire,.....

9 Aberdeen Street. On premises.

Engineer, China Light & Power Co., Ld., | 2 Gomes Villas, Kowloon. Engineer, Green Island Cement Co., Ld.,... Storekeeper, Dock Co.,

Merchant, S. C. Ismail & Co.,

Manager, S. C. Ismail & Co.,

Cement Works.

Kowloon Docks.

153 Wanchai Road.

20 Leighton Hill Road.

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

J

Jack, James McKenzie *Jack, James Marshall

Jackson, Andrew Hugh Gilmore Jackson, William C.

*James, Frederick William..

Jenkins, Anthony

Jensen, Karl

Jesus, Daniel David

Jex, Starling..

Student, W. C. Jack & Co., Ld., Book-keeper, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Stock Broker, Wright & Horuby, Assistant Wharfinger, Taikoo Sugar

Refinery,

Supt. Engineer, Butterfield & Swire, Sales Manager, Vacuum Oil Co., Assistant, Thoresen & Co.,

3 Peak Road.

1 Amai Villas, Kowloon. Hongkong Club.

Quarry Bay.

78 The Peak.

5 Wongneichong Road. 6 Queen's Gardens.

Overseer, HK. & K’loon W. & G. Co., Ld., | 11 Yuk Ming Street.

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Joanilho, Antonio Bellarmino | Book-keeper, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

*Johnson, John

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

son

Johnston, William Murray.. *Johnstone, James

Johnstone, John Sharp Jonckheer, John Jachinka Jonckheer, Philippus Hend-

rikus Jacobus Gerard.

Jones, Hugh Ivor Jones, James Mowbray Jorge, Jr., Francisco José

Vicente, Jorge, Heitor Telles Joseph, Edward Menashib Joseph, Joseph Edgar Joseph, Silas Haiem Judah, James Jacob Judah, Raphael Solomon Juman, Samuel

June, James Kim Fook. Juster, Andrew William

Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Čo.,

Barman, Hongkong Hotel, Timekeeper, Dock Co.,

Marine Engineer, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Engineer, Holt's Wharf, Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,......

Manager, Java-China-Japan Lijn, Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Merchant, China Oversea Trading 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,

5 Old Bailey.

1 Zetland Street.

Quarry Bay.

22 Des Voeux Road Central.

On premises.

Kowloon Docks.

Queen's Building.

Observatory Villas, Kowloon. York Building.

York Building. 101 The Peak. Lyeemun Villas, Kowloon.

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

3 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

10 Arbuthnot Road.

8 Arbuthnot Road. 140 Praya East.

4 Ashley Road, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

NAME IN FULL.

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OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

K

Kailey, Willia Kamiya, Danichi Kay, Lloyd......

Keating, Augustine

Keigwin, Archer Dave

Keith. Allan

*Keith, David

Kennelly, Robert

*Kennett, Hemy William Bul- į

mner

*Kerr, William.....

Kew, Charles Herbert Whiteley *Kew, Joseph Whiteley

Khan, Aba-s

Khan, Juman

Kharas Dinshah Kavasji Kim, Charles Henry King, Charles..... *Kinghorn, John Richard Kinnaird, John Daniel Kinross, Andrew Robert Knight, Perey Lister..... Knight. Thomas Leonard Knoth, Yean

Kotewall, Robert Hormus. Kwong, Frederick Norman Kylling, Henry William

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Wharfinger, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co.,

Ld.,

Superintendent, Green Island Cement

Co., Ld., Deep Water Bay, Civil Engineer, Holt's Wharf, Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Shipwright, Dock Co.,....

Laichikok.

1 & 2 Bowen Road.

3 Hart Avenue, Kowloon.

On premises.

5 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 100 The Peak. Kowloon Docks.

Asst. Acet., Mercantile Bank of India, Ld., 4 Morrison Hill.

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

Clerk, Arculli Bros.,

Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co.,

Clerk, Green Island Cement Co., Ld., Manager, Robert Dollar Co., Engineer, Butterfield & Swire,

14 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. Quarry Bay.

8 Lower Castle Road.

14 Des Vœux Road.

Whitfield Barracks, Kowloon.

15 Austin Road, Kowloon. 31 Wyndham Street,

On premises.

Hongkong Hotel.

5 Wongneichong Road.

Kowloon Docks.

Foreman, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., | 159 Praya East. Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,................. Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co., Clerk, Robert Dollar Co.,..... Partner, Floquet & Knoth,

Merchaut, HK. Mercantile Co., Ld., Assistant, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

P. & 0. Mess, The Peak.

13 Macdonnell Road, Kowloon.

4 Observatory Villas, Kowloon. 50 Bonham Road. Kowloon Docks. 60 Des Voeux Roal.

L

Labrum, Victor Charles..... Lafleur, Franciscus H. Y. A.... Laing, John

Lakin, George Mason... Lam Ping, Lambden, Alfred

Lambert, William Osborne...... Lancaster, John de Bangley ...

Lapicque, Paul Auguste Larcina, Angelo Maria Lau Shiu-chuen

Laurel, Felix Cyprian Laurel, Francisco Lauritsen, Christian *Lawrence, John Henry

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

Lee, Chinfen

Lee, Chinhien

Lee, George

Leeman, Thomas

Leiria, João Joaquim,

Leité, Luiz Augusto Pereira Leith, Alister Cameron Lenim, John

*Lennox, John.

Leon, Arthur

Leon, Cesar Augusto Leong, Ernest... Leung Hoi-tai. Leung Kam-lun

Levy, David S.

Printer, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Assistant, Holland China Trading Co., Commission Agent, John Laing & Co., Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,. Manager, HK. Trading Co., Assistant, Leigh & Orange,.. Draughtsman, Dock Co.,

Ince. Manager, Liverpool & London &

Globe Insurance Co., L., Merchant, P. A. Lapicque & Co.. Assistant, Dock Co.,..

Assistant Manager, HK. Trading Co., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,... Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Proprietor, Dragon Motor Car Co., Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Clerk, International Banking Corporation, Broker, Layton & Co.,.

Accountant, Vacuum Oil Co.,

Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Engineer, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Bill and Bullion Broker,

...

1 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

Pagoda Bungalow, Chatham Road, 28 Stanley Street.

[Kowloon.

St. George's Building. 55 Wyndham Street. Prince's Building. Kowloon Docks.

8 Tregunter Mansions, May Road. Blarney Stone, Pokfulam. Kowloon Docks.

63 Wyndham Street.

3 Gordon Terrace, Kowloon. 21 Peking Road, Kowloon. Des Voeux Road Central. Kowloon Docks.

C/o. Godowns, West Point, 17 Ashley Road, Kowloon, 1 Prince's Building.

13 Broadwood Road.

2 & 3 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

2 & 3 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

Ashley Road, Kowloon.

166 The Peak.

14A Des Voeux Road Central.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. 4 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon.

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

Supt. Engineer, Butterfield & Swire, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard.. Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Clerk, International Banking Corporation, Shipping Clerk, Thos. Cook & Son, Asst. Compradore, HK. & K'loon W. &

G. Co., Ld.,

..

Clerk, W. G. Humphreys & Co.,

|

On premises.

36 Queen's Road Central.

On premises.

Quarry Bay.

On premises.

14 Conduit Road.

13 Lee Yeung Street.

9 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

34 Staunton Street.

NAME IN FULL.

21

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ABODE.

*

L—Continued.

Levy, Silas Simon Lewis, Herbert

Lo Chung-wan Lo Kai-houg

Logan, James Campbell

Logan, James Douglas

Logan, Malcolm Hunter

Longfield, Stuart

*Longmire, Kendall de Cruz

...

Look Poon-shan.......... Lopes, Arthur dos Anjos Lopes, Carlos Augusto Lopes, Dellano Pedro Jesus Lopes, José Maria de Jesus Lopes, Lucas Lindouro Lopes, Secondino Antonio.. Loughlin, Thomas Alexander. Loureiro, Eduardo José da

Silva

Loureiro, Francisco José da

Silva

Lovely, Lionel Hugo.. Ludin, Gunnar

Lübrs, Jan Hendrik van

Gennep

Lum Shau-shan

Lukhmanoff, Dmitri A.. Luz, Augusto Angusto da.. Luz, Francisco José da

Luz, Stephanis Epiphanis da... Lyle, David Laird

Lyle, William

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Proprietor, Lewis & Railton, Compradore, Netherlands Trading Society, Clerk, HK., C. & M. Steamboat Co., Ld. Harbour Representative, H. Ruttonjee &

Son,

Boilermaker, Dock Co.,

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

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

Book-keeper, Hongkong Hotel,

Clerk, W. A. Hannibal & Co., Sub-Acct., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Manager, A. B. Swedish Trading Co.,

Sub-Acct., Netherlands Trading Society, Compradore's Assistant, HK., C. & M.

Steamboat Co., Ld.,

Agent, Russian Volunteer Fleet, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Asst., Union Ince. Socty, of Canton, Ld.,. Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Assistant, Taikoo Dockyard, Draughtsman. Taikoo Dockyard,.

Lysaught, John Joseph......... Engineer, China Metal and Mining Co.,

|

Ashley Terrace, Kowloon. Carlton Hotel. On premises.

2 Lan Kai Fong.

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

6 West Terrace.

4 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. 6 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. Queen's Building.

6 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 5 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon. 23 Belilios Terrace. 4 Morrision Hill.

1 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon.

1 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon. On premises.

4 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon.

Queen's Road Central.

93 Hollywood Road. Hotel Mansions.

8 Seymour Terrace. On premises.

1 Rose Terrace, Kowloon. Stanley Terrace, Quarry Bay, Quarry Bay.

Burnside, Shaukiwan Road.

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 Machado, Francisco Antonio... Mackay, Charles Mackay, David Murray. ... Mackenzie, Alexander Mackenzie, Allan Mackintosh, Frederick Alex-

ander Maclachlan, James Macnider, Stanley Corwine Madar, H. P.

Maher, Timothio

Mahomed, Moosa

Mahomed, Rafeck

Makeham, Charles.

Maltby, Cyril Fort..

Manley, George Noble

Manners, John

Mauning, Warner

Mansfield, William Robert de

Courcy Stanley

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

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Book-keeper, Moxon & Taylor,

Power House Engineer, HK. Tramway

Co., Ld,

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

Secretary, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,. Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Director, Mackintosh & Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Hongkong Club. Quarry Bay. Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

1 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon.

King Edward Hotel. On premises. Hongkong Club.

Jardine Bungalow, East Point. Ice Works, Laichikok. 58 The Peak.

37 Peking Road, Kowloon, Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

26A Nathan Road, Kowloon. 27 Elgin Street.

16 Des Voeux Road. Quarry Bay.

Superintendent, Eng Hok Fong S.S. Co., 6 Macdonnell Road. Counter Clerk, Hongkong Hotel, Timekeeper, Dock Co.,...

20 Leighton Hill Road. Kowloon Dorks.

Shipping Clerk, Douglas, Lapraik & Co., 14 Yee Woo Street. Clerk, Osaka Shosen Kaisha, Dairyman, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,..

Accountant, Chartered Bank of I. A. &. C. Assistant Manager, Brunner, Mond & Co., Merchant, Manners & Backhouse, Ld., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

|

118 Hollywood Road.

Pokfulam.

On premises.

1 Humphreys Avenne, Kowloon.

5 Queen's Road Central.

22 The Peak.

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

NAME IN FULL.

22

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

M-Continued.

*Mánuk, Malcolm

Markar, Cassim. Gaful

Marques, Carlos Evaristo Marques, Frederic Marques, José Daniel Marques, Leopoldo

Martin, Alfred Edgecumbe

*Martin, Alfred John James

Martin, George Martin, James

Masaki, Juro

Mathias, Alfonso Mauricio, Evaristo.. Maxwell, John Jex May, George Howard Mayes, Stanley Maurice

Mazzi, Emilio...... *McCann, John Smith..

McCormack, John McCorquodale, John Kerr..

McCubbin, John McCubbin, John McDougall, Alexander *McHutchon, James Maitland...

Mclnnes, Charles M. McIntosh, Alexander Forsyth McIntosh, James Stewart.... McIntyre, John McIntyre, Neil

McIntyre, Robert William *McKay, William

McKerns, Frederick Willian *McKirdy, Archibald

McLay, Robert Montgomerie.

McNeill, Duncan McNeillie, David McNicoll, Leslie Douglas... *McPherson, J. L.

McTavish, Hector McEwan Mead, James Henry Moore Medina, Luiz da Roza Meek, Thomas Mellis, George Merecki, John Thomas Michael, Sassoon Hai Michael, Sydney Mickle, Dabney Minor Middleton, John Paul Millar, Andrew William Millar, James Miller, John Findlay Miller, Titus

Milroy, Anthony Alexander

Heron

Mitchell, Eric Jahn Reinhold Mitchell, Johu

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

Mody, Jehangir Hormisji

Naorogi

Mok Man Cheung Mootee, Fazul..

Moraes, Joseph Souza

Morley, Walter

Secretary, Dairy Farm Co., Ld..... Assistant. Holland-China Trading Co., Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Electric Co., Ld., Assistant, Dock Co., Timekeeper, Dock Co.,.. Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co.,

Clerk, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Assistant, W. Powell, Ld.,

Draughtsman, Dock Co.,

Engineer, Toyo Kisen Kaisha,

6 Morton Terrace. 129 Prava East.

13 Ashley Road, Kowloon. 2 Granville Avenue, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks,

Kowloon Docks.

P. & O. Mess, The Peak.

1 Granville Avenue, Kowloon. Powell's Building.

Kowloon Docks.

1 & 2 Bowen Road.

Assistant, Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., Ld., 37 Elgin Street.

Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld.,

Powell's Building.

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

Merchant, British-American Tobacco Co.,

Ld.,

Clerk, G. Martini, Ld.,

Assistant, P. & Ü. S. N. Co.,..

Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,..

Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refining Co.,

Ld..

Employee, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Resident Engineer, Gas Co., Assistant, Skött & Co.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Central Agency Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Draughtsman, Dock Co.,.

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

1 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

90 Bonham Road.

Calder, Calder Path.

22 Des Voeux Road Central. Quarry Bay.

2 Great George Street. Quarry Bay.

Gas Works.

13 Morrison Gap Road.

126 The Peak.

6 Queen's Gardens. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

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

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard............. Assistant, Mackintosh & Co.,

Chief Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,... Sub-Accountant, International Banking

Corporation,

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Harry Wicking & Co., General Secretary, Young Men's Christian

Association,

Chemist, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., Bookseller, Kelly & Walsh, Ld.,................ Station Foreman, Electric Light Co., Ld., Jeweller, Geo. Falconer & Co., Ld., Jeweller, Geo. Falconer & Co., Ld., Commission Agent,

Merchaut, J. R. Michael & Co., Merchaut, J. R. Michael & Co., . Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Timekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard, Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Supt. Engineer, Bradley & Co., Ld., Foreman, Holt's Wharf,

Superintendent, Sailors' Home, Assistant, Bradley & Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Storekeeper, Dock Co.,

3 Queen's Gardens. Quarry Bay.

16 Des Voeux Road Central. Quarry Bay.

Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay. Prince's Building.

Des Voeux Road Central. On premises.

6 Victoria View, Kowloon. 12 St. Francis Street. Carlton Hotel. Hongkong Hotel. Hongkong Hotel. Prince's Building. Prince's Building. On premises. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

85 The Peak.

Station Hotel, Kowloon.

On premises.

Lyeemoon, The Peak. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks,

Manager, Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co., Ld., 37 The Peak.

Bill & Exchange Broker,

Compradore, Holt's Wharf,

Assistant, U. Rumjahn & Co.,...

Assistant, Union Trading Co.,

Morgan, William Alfred

Storekeeper, Dock Co.,

Manager, Belle View Hotel,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Morris, Charles

Morrison, George

11 Conduit Road.

267 Queen's Road East.

12 Jardine Bazaar.

3 Caine Road.

Kowloon Docks.

Book-keeper, J. D. Humphreys & Son,... Alexandra Building.

Shaukiwan Road.

Quarry Bay.

7

NAME IN FULL.

23

OCCUPATION.

Abode.

M-Continued.

Morrison, Kenneth Sinclair Morrison, Lindsay Leslie Morrison, William James Morse, Arthur

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

Muir, John Greig Muirhead, John

Mulder, Jan Dirk Frederik

Munton, Douglas William...... Muriel, Hugh Ernest. Murphy, Duncan *Murphy, Lewis Newtou

Murray, Francis Jonathan ... Murray, Malcolm Alexander... Murray, Patrick Henry Murray, Patrick Robert.. Muskett, William Herbert Basin Musso, Salvador...............

Mercantile Assistant, Bradley & Co., Ld., On premises. Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Quarry Bay.

On premises.

141 The Peak.

Accountant, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Bank Mess. Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bauk.......... Agent, Pacific Mail S.S. Co., Ld., Merchant, Moses & Co., Merchant, Mow Fung & Co., Assistant, Gas Co., Fitting Dept., Assistant, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Staff of Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Manager of Foreign Exchange, Bank of

Canton, Ld.,

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

17 Conduit Road.

Villa Miramare, Pokfulum.

On premises.

On premises.

On premises.

Engineer, Siemens China Co.,..... Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Assistant, IK. & S'hai Bank,. Cashier, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Marine Engr., Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Taikoktsui. Clerk, China Mail S.S. Co., Ld., Clerk, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Marine Engineer, Bradley & Co., Ld.,

Chater Road. On premises.

Laichikok. Alexandra Building.

46 Morrison Hill Road.

N

Nairn, Harry John

Neave, Etienne Hugh

Neave, Thomas

Neilson, Donald McLaren

Nelson, Charles Cowley

Neves, Florindo José..

Nicholls, William Nicholson, Alfred

*Nicol, Alexander

Nicoll, David Gordon Nicolson, John S. Nieuwenhuys, Johannes An-

tonius Josephus Willem... Nixon, Theodore Clement Noronha, José Maria..

*Norris, Edgar Charles

North, Robert Herbert *Northey, Hugh Reginald

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Wharfinger, H.K. & K'loon W.&G. Co., Ld., Superintendent Eugineer, Dock Co., .... Foreman Boilermaker, Dock Co., Engineer, Taikoo Dockyard,

On premises.

4 Fairview, Kowloon, Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks. Quarry Bay.

Clerk, Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, Ld., 2 Observatory Villas, Kowloon.

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Supt. Engineer, Dock Co.,

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,

Engineer, Green Island Cement Co., Ld., Assistant, Central Agency Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,.................. Clerk, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Secretary, Credit Foncier

Orient,..

d'Extrême-

Electrical Engineer, Electric Light Co.,Ld., Foreman, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Cosmopolitan Docks. Cosmopolitan Docks. Quarry Bay.

| 5 Saifee Terrace, Kowloon.

Hongkong Hotel.

York Building. Queen's Building.

15 Ashley Road, Kowloon. 41 Robinson Road. East Point.

On premises.

O

Obrembski, Marion von... O'Brien, Maurice

Ogilvie, Alexander..........

Oka, Rakuzo

Oliphant, Thomas

Oliveira, Eduardo d'

Oliveira, Oscar Mirandolino

dos Santos

Oliver, Peter

Olson, Charles William

*Olson, John

Ormiston, James

Osborne, John...................... Osmund, Alberto José

Osmund, Arthur Frederick Osmund, Cæsar Henry Osmund, Ernest Edgar Osmund, George Vincent Osmund, James Daniel Oswald, William Robert

Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Timekeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Ogilvie & Co.,

Assistant Agent, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, 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., Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

42 Nathan Road, Kowloon.

1 & 2 Bowen Road,

Pokfulam.

Kowloon Docks.

4 Barrow Terrace.

Kowloon Docks.

98A Wanchai Road.

30 & 32 Des Voeux Road.

13 Humphreys Building, Kowloon, Peak Tramway Quarters.

6 Rednaxela Terrace.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., | 11 Belilios Terrace.

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Clerk, China Sugar Refinery, Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard,

19 Belilios Terrace.

| 16 Belilios Terrace. 16 Belilios Terrace.

6 Rednaxela Terrace. Quarry Bay.

NAME IN FULL.

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OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

●—Continued.

Overy, Hubert Owen, James Colin

Owen, Mackertich Cyril Owen, Owen Elias .... Owens, William James

*Oxberry, James Henry

Ozorio, Eurico Maria..

Ozorio, Duarte Deniz.

Ozorio, Joaquim

Maria

Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld., Assistant, Dock Co.,

Secretary, A. B. Moulder & Co., Ld., Proprietor, Carlton Hotel, Foreman, Holt's Wharf,

Assistant, Gande, Price & Co., Ld., Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Clerk, Macdonald & Co.,

Clerk, Electric Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Dock Co.,...................

Powell's Building. Kowloon Docks.

Norman Cottage, Peak Road. 20 and 22 Ice House Street, 32A Nathan Road, Kowloon. 3 Wongneichong Road.

2 Belilios Terrace. 19 Shelley Street.

15 Mosque Street. Kowloon Docks.

d'Assumpção

Ozorio, José Graça

P

Packham, Ralph

Page, Harry William....

Paine, Albert Edward Pang Siu-hang

Palmer, Henry Thomas.. Parker, Philo W. Parkes, John

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, Mario Francisco Pinna, Sebastião Francisco de. Pintos, Cecilio Paulo....... Pol, Gerard Hendrik Vanden... Polley, John David Potts, Patrick Cumming Prata, Pedro Fernando da

Cruz

Pringle, William Jervis *Prowse, Walter Henry

Pumfrett, Arthur James Powys

Q

Quarles van Ufford, Charles

François Jean

R

Rafeek, Mahomed Rahman, Abdool: Karrim Rahumed, Abdul Kadir Kailton, Mauning Leonard Railton, Norman Leslie

Howard: Ram, Harry

Cargo Supt., HK. & K'loon W. & G.

Co,. Ld.,

Assistant, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Manager, Moutrie & Co., Ld.,... Director, Gande, Price & Co., Ld................ Foreman, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,.....

Bill & Bullion 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 Banking Corporation, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Clerk, Netherlands Trading Society, Clerk, International Banking Corporation, Foreman, 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.,

Clerk, Nippon Yusen Kaisha,.... Assistant, Harry Wicking & Co., Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., ... Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Broker,

Clerk, Green Island Cement Works, Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,

4 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon. Dairy Farm Depôt, 38 Nathan Road,

Kowloon.

6 Babington Path.

2 Wongneichong Road. 19 Leighton Hill Road. Hongkong Hotel. Kowloon Docks. 1 Prince's Building. Quarry Bay.

28A Nathan Road, Kowloon. Alexaudra Building.

1 Rednaxela Terrace. 30 Sau Wa Fong.

| 3 Cameron Road, Kowloon.

19 Caine Road Queen's Road Central. 14 Mosque Street. Quarry Bay.

37 The Peak,

18 Bello Building.

2 Patell Villas, Kowloon. 23 Gordon Road, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

Electric Light Works Mess.

Punjab Building, Kowloon. Prince's Building.

5 Salisbury Avenue, Kowloon. On premises.

Quarry Bay.

12 Peak Road.

4 Cameron Road, Kowloon. Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

Stewart Terrace, 3 The Peak.

Asst. Manager, Java-China-Japan Lijn,... York Buildings.

Chief Clerk, Osaka Shosen Kaisha,

Clerk, King Edward Hotel,..

Clerk, Electric Co., Ld.,

118 Hollywood Road.

13 Morrison Hill Road, 8 Lamont Lane.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. Eden Court, Kowloon.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Eden Court, Kowloon. Assistant, John Lemm, Architect,

8 Shing Wong Street.

NAME IN FULL.

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OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

R-Continued.

*Ramsay, Allan Barrie

Ramsay, Harry William *Ramsay, John Harris

Ramsay, Joseph Marshall Ramsay, Peter Walter Robert-

son ....

Ramsay, Robert Arthur.. Ramsay, Thomas

Ranger, Frederick Ernest Rapley, Lewis Stephen Rapp, Fritz....

Rapp, Gustav.. *Rattay, William John

Raven, Arthur Robert Fenton Rawlinson, Ronald James.... *Raworth, Arthur Basil

Ray, Edward Henry Raymond, Edward Benjamin *Raymond, Edward Morris...

Razack, Moosa Abdool

Reichmann, Frederick

Reid, James

Reincke, Henry

Reis, José Manuel.....

Relph, Harry

Remedios, Alberto Maria

Octavio dos.......

Remelios, Alfredo Frederico

dos Remedios, Antonio Augusto,... Remedios, Carlos Augusto dos Remedios, Carlos Eugenio dos Remedios, Carlos Savard Remedios, Eugenio Gonsalves

dos

Remedios, Fernando Eduardo

d'Almada

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 Julita dos Remedios, José Maria

Vandenberg dos

Remedios, La Lopes Remedios, Luiz Eugenio Remedios, Luiz Gonzaga Remedios, Maximiano Antonio

dos

Remedios, Romualdo Jacob dos Remedios, Vasco Luiz dos...... Resker, Herbert Charles Rew, Joseph Mary...... Ribeiro, Angelo Cecilio Vieira Ribeiro, Augusto José Vieira. Ribeiro, Constantino Filomeno

Vieira Ribeiro, Fernando José Ribeiro, Francisco Jorge Vieira Ribeiro, Francisco Xavier

Vieira Ribeiro, Frederico

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Accountant, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bauk, Supt. Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Ship Draughtsman, W. S. Bailey & Co.,

L.,

Assistant, D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Assistant, Lane Crawford & Co., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Clerk, J. D. Humphreys & Son,... Clerk, Dock Co., Architect,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Branch Manager, Electric Co., Ld.,. Broker,

Clerk, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Stockbroker,

General Broker,

Proprietor, Grand Hotel,

General Manager, Taikoo Dockyard, Sugar Boiler, China Sugar Refining Co.,

Ld..

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

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

Quarry Bay.

Gordon Terrace, Kowloon. On premises. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

North Point Installations.

Ou premises.

6 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. Ou premises.

Alexandra Building. Alexandra Building. Kowloon Docks, 45 Conduit Road.

On premises.

11 The Peak. Alexandra Building.

11 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. 7 Queen's Road Central. 32 Leighton Hill Road. Queen's Road Central. Quarry Bay.

On premises.

24 Austin Road, Kowloon. Alexandra Building.

Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., On premises.

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., Head Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank, Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,.

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Clerk, Union Trading Co.,

22 Belilios Terrace. 7 St. Francis Yard. 22 Robinson Road.

The Hut, Castle Road. 29 Mosque Street.

2 Lochiel Terrace, Kowloon.

14 Macdonnell Road.

Assistant, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews,... 17 Belilios Terrace.

Assistant, HK. Tramway Co., Ld.,

Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank,.............

Clerk, International Banking Corporation,

Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India, Ld., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Assistant, Dock Co.,

Clerk, Wiseman, Ld.,

7 Cameron Road, Kowloon.

The Hut, Castle Road.

The Hut, Castle Road.

3 Seymour Terrace.

13 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon.

53 Wyndham Street.

Kowloon Docks. 5 Mosque Junction.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,. 22 Belilios Terrace. Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Merchant, Maxim & Co., ...... Clerk, Mercantile Bank of India, Ld., Clerk, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Chemist, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,.......... Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Assistant, Gibb, Livingston & Co.,

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

98D Wanchai Road.

51 Wyndham Street. 981 Wanchai Road. On premises. Quarry Bay.

32 Morrison Hill Road. 12 Mosque Street. 8 Mosque Street.

4 Morrison Gap Road. 53 Wyndham Street.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,.| 12 Morrison Hill Road,

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank,

Book-keeper, Mustard & Co.,

1 Carnarvon Villas, Kowloon.

53 Wyndham Street.

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R-Continued.

Ribeiro, João Chrysostomo

Vieira

Clerk, HK. & S'hai Bank, Merchant, Maxim & Co.,..... ...Assistant, Alex Ross & Co.,

Ribeiro, Jorge Alberto Vieira Ribeiro, José Maria Vieira Ribeiro, Julio da Costa Vieira Ribeiro, Luiz Antonio Vieira... Ribeiro, Luiz Gonzaga

Ribeiro, Venceslau Francisco

Vieira

Ribeiro, Vicente Rogerio Vieira Richardson, Charles Edward... Richardson, Hedley Thomas...

Ridgway, James Aylmer Riechelman, Frederik Ritchie, Archibald.

Ritchie, David

Ritter, Ovid Herbert

Robarts, Augusto Cesar Roberts, William Ewart Robertson, Arthur Walter

Lennox

Robertson, Thomas Watson . Robinson, William .... Robson, John James

Rocha, Alvaro Gustavo da Rocha, Isaias da.

Rocha, João Maria da

Rocha, José Maria da

Rocha, Vicente Caetano da *Rodger, John

Rodrigues, Carlos Augusto Rodrigues, José Carvalho Rodrigues, Joseph Simão Rodrigues, Louis Gonzales Rosa, José Maria da .... Rosario, Polycarpo Autonio Rose, Louis Augustus Rose, William Edward Ross, Cecil Philip Ross, David Macbean Ross, Leslie Owen.. Ross, Walter *Rosser, Alexander James

Weekles

Rosser, Frederick Endoll Rowe, Herbert John

Roza, Calixto Baptista da.. Roza, Carlos Augusto da Roza, Christiano Ingracio da...] Roza, Edmundo Duarte da Roza, Fernando Lima da Roza, Gregorio Francisco da... Rozario, Antonio Manuel da

Silva Rozario, Arthur Cornelio Rozario, Augusto Frederico do Rozario, Daniel Anthero Rozario, Eduardo Maria do Rozario, José Libanio

Manuel Spencer do..................... Rozario, José Maria da Silva.. Rozario, Julio Cezar do... Rumjahu, Dawood Rumjahn, Hassim

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., Agent, Fisher Flouring Mills Co., Supt. Engr., Canadian Pacific Ocean

Services, Ld.,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,..................... Supt., United Asbestos Oriental Agency,

Ld.,

Sub-Accountant, International Banking

Corporation,

Agent, China Mail S.S. Co., Ld.,

24 Robinson Road.

8 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 12 St. Francis Street. 6 Mosque Street. 7 Morrison Gap Road.

53 Elgin Street.

18 Belilios Terrace. Queen's Building. King Edward Hotel.

15 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. On premises. York Building.

Abergeldie, 136 The Peak.

Hongkong Hotel.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

Assistant, Whiteway, Laidlaw & Co., Ld., 13 Morrison Gap Road. Secretary, HK. Tramway Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,.....

Supt. Engr., HK.&K'loon W. & G. Co.,Ld., Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co., Engineer, Dock Co.,..............

&

Assistant, Caldbeck, MacGregor & Co..... Clerk, A. B. Swedish Trading Co.,... Assistant, Liverpool & London

Globe Ince. Co., Id.. Assistaut, British-American Tobacco Co.,

Ld.,

Asst., Union Ince. Soety. of Canton, Ld., Assistant Manager, China Sugar Refining

Co., L.,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,. Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Clerk, North China Insurance Co., Ld.,...] Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank,

Clerk, S. C. Ismail & Co.,

Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Architect, 62 Queen's Road Central, Assistant, Musso & Co., Assistaut, Thos. Cook & Son, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Architect, Leigh & Orange, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,..

;་

Assistant, P. & O. S. N. Co., Architect, Harker & Rosser, Engineer, Carmichael & Clarke, Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Accountant, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Clerk, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Clerk, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Share Broker,.............

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

Assistant, J. M. Alves & Co......... Clerk, International Banking Corporation, Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Clerk HK, & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld.,

Manager, Connell Bros. Co., Clerk, Bradley & Co., Ld., Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co., Proprietor, Brewer & Co.,..... Storekeeper, Dock Co.,

Feak Hotel.

169 The Peak.

3 Kimberley Villas, Kowloon.

3 Hart Avenue, Kowloon.

Kowloon Docks.

7 Belilios Terrace. 10 Seymour Terrace.

Villa Rosita, Austin Avenue, K'loon.

53 Wyndham Street. On premises.

159 Praya East. Valverde, May Road. 7 Morrison Gap Road. Alexandra Building. Valcerde, May Road. 104 St. Francis Street.

On premises.

46 Elgin Street. 46 Elgin Street.

St. George's Building. Ou premises. Prince's Building. On premises.

P. & O. Mess, The Peak.

13B Macdonnell Road.

St. George's House, Kennedy Road. 72 Caine Road.

14 Macdonnell Road. Queen's Building.

14 Belilios Terrace.

1 Lyeemoon Villas, Kowloon. 72 Caine Road.

27 Mosque Street. 6 Mosque Street. Queen's Building. 8 Bridges Street. 4 Mosque Street.

2 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon, 17 Mosque Street,

21 Morrison Hill Road. 53 Wongneichong Road. Kowloon Docks.

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R-Continued.

Rumjahn, Usuf

Russell, John

Merchant, U. Rumjahu & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,...

Ruttonjee, Jehangir Hormusjee Merchant, H. Ruttonjee & Son,

S

Sadick, Ebrahim M. Sainty, Perey Roland.. Samways, Frederic George. Samy, Ahdool Hamid Samy, Arthur Poonoo *Sandford, Henry Chamberlain.

Sanh, Joseph Antoine. Santos, Antonio Joaquim

Rodrigues dos..... Sawyer, Frank Hamilton Sayce, Kelly

Schou-Sorensen, Arne Schulz, Arthur Ernest Scott, Ernest Hansen Scott, Harry Hodge Scott, Holman Scott, John Hannay 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, Henrique Remijio Sequeira, Pedro Nolasco Seth, Harold

Seth, John Hennessey

Seybt, Clarence Eugene

Shand, Thomas

Sharp, Ronald Henry

Shaw, George Morison Shaw, James Totten Shaw, John Archibald She Tat-tsoi

Sheldon, Rex Donald................ Sheppard, John Oram Shewan, William Thomson Shroff, Framroze Pestonjee Silas, Frederick David Silkstone, Albert Edmund.. Silva, Antonio Francisco Silva, Antonio José Cupertino

da........

Silva, Armando Maria du Silva, Arnaldo Gomes 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, J. F. Eça da Silva, Jorge Alberto Britto Silva, José

Clerk, Chater & Mody,

Tuner, Moutrie & Co.,

8 Arbuthnot Road. Quarry Bay.

1 Wyndham Street.

Victoria Building.

7 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon,

Sugar Boiler,China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., 1 Great George Street. Clerk, Hastug Hodge & Co., Architect, John Lemm,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,...... Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co.,...

Clerk, Brewer & Co.,

14 Front Row, Tai Hang.

88 Bonham Road.

1 St. John's Place.

2 Broadwood Terrace.

1 Hollywood Road.

Vice President, North West Trading Co., 3 Macdonnell Road.

Tobacconist, Sayce & Co., Manager, Thoresen & Co., Assistant, Linstead & Davis, Assistant, Skott & Co., Draughtsman, Dock Co., Assistaut, Standard Oil Co., Merchant, Mustard & Co., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard,

Furnishing Salesman, Lane, Crawford

& Co.,

Manager, Jockey Club Stables, Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,............. Clerk, HK. & K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Anderson Meyer & Co., Ld. Manager, A. R. Marty,....

Clerk, International Banking Corporation Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Commission Agent,

Acct., &c., Percy Smith, Seth & Fleming, Merchant, International Commercial

Trading Co.,

Engineer, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Merchaut, British-American Tobacco Co.,

Ld..

14 Beaconsfield Arcade. 127 The Peak.

14 Austin Avenue, Kowloon. 4 Minden Row, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel. Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

On premises Causeway Bay. Quarry Bay.

On premises.

3 Bowrington Canal East. 17 Mosque Street. 1 Mosque Junction. 6 Mosque Terrace. 23 Shelley Street. 20 Belilios Terrace. 2 Peak Road. 2 Peak Road.

Pedders Street. Quarry Bay.

Braeside.

Manager, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld., On premises. Tailor, J. T. Shaw,

Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

Compradore, HK., C. & M. Steamboat

Co., Ld.

Assistant Manager, Vacuum Oil Co., Assistant, Pacific Mail S. S. Co., Merchant, W. Shewan & Co., Ld., Clerk, S. J. David & Co., Ld., Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld.,. Tuner, Mourie & Co., Clerk, Electric Co., Ld.,

Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,.............. Clerk, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld.,.. Clerk, P. A. Lapicque & Co., 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., Manager, Shanghai Life Ince. Co., Ld.,... Assistant, E. D. Sassoon & Co., Ld., Gateman, Dock Co.,

|

4 Conduit Road.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road.

26 Hollywood Road. Lauriston.

15 Conduit Road. 3 Blue Buildings.

On premises.

3 Dudell Street.

1 Austin Avenue, Kowloon.

8 Granville Road, Kowloon.

38 Praya East, Top Floor. 7 Mosque Junction. 30 Wyndham Street.

3 Duddell Street.

6 Belilios Terrace.

3 Rose Terrace, Kowloon.

31 Wyndham Street.

1 Victoria View, Kowloon.

12 Beaconsfield Arcade.

100c Wanchai Road.

15 Belilios Terrace.

Hotel Mansions.

1 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

,

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S-Continued.

Silva, José Maria

Silva, Lucas Autonio...... Silva-Netto, Antonio Perreira

Batalha

Silva, Porphyrio Maria

Nolasco da

Assistant, Lane, Crawford & Co., Chief Clerk, Jockey Club Stables,

Merchant, Silva-Netto & Co.,

Broker, W. G. Worcester & Co.,

Silva, Ricardo Crescencio da.....' Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co.,

Sim, Edwin Lionel..

Simmons, John Henry

Simoes, Manuel Augusto Simpson, Andrew Simpson, James.

Singer, Engene Theodore Skott, Hans..

Slark, Allen McDougall Sleat, Herbert John Sloan, James

Smid Alex Johan 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 Graut .......... Smith, Frank Harland Smith, Inglis Sydney..

*Smith, James

Smith, William Smith, William Henry Smyth, Jaines 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. Soeters, Johan Michel Soonderam, Ramasamy *Sorby, Vincent Dare

Soutar, Francis Souza, Antonio Maria Souza, Duarte Eleuterio

Maria de

Souza, Eduardo Valerio Maria

Ricci de Souza, Euzebio Souza, José Thomas de Souza, Luiz Carlos do Rozario Souza, Marcus Antonio Rozario Souza, Virinto Boniface de ........] Souza, Wilhehmino Juno José Spiers, James Bell..... Spit, Hendricus Martinus Spittles, Benjamin James Spradbery, Joseph James.. Stackhouse, John Walker. Stalker, Archibald Stalker, John

Stark, Charles Crawford Stark, George......

Starkey, Charles Francis. Steele, David

Steer, James

Stephens, Herbert

Accountant, Mercantile Bank of India, Ld., Clerk, Gas Co.,..........

Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Ld., Shipbuilder, Dock Co.,

Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Manager, H. Skott & Co.,

Assistant, Harry Wicking & Co., Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Assistant, Java-China-Japau Liju, Inspector, Peak Tramway Co.,

Manager, Soda Water Factory, A. S.

Watson & Co., Lil.,

Storeman, Taikoo Dockyard,

On premises.

43 Wyndham Street.

63 Robinson Road.

Shorncliffe, Garden Road. 6 Cameron Road, Kowloon. Craigieburn, The Peak. Gas Works.

49 Haiphong Road, Kowloou. Kowloon Docks.

Quarry Bay.

Kingsclere, Kennedy Road. Hongkong Hotel. Prince's Building. North Point. Quarry Bay. York Building.

1, A & B Block, Queen's Road.

On premises. Quarry Bay.

Wharfinger, HK.&K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., 4 Humphreys Building, Kowloon..

Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co., Foreman, Holt's Wharf,

Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Morebant, Smith & Co., Engineer, Electric Light Co., Ld. Clerk, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Assistant, Gordon & Co. Paterson & Co.,...................... 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.,

Accountant, Netherlands Trading Society, Counter Clerk, Hongkong Hotel, Mains Superintendent, Electric Co., Ld.... Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,. Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha,

Assistaut, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Merchant, De Souza & Co.,......... Timekeeper, Dock Co.,..... Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co., Foreman, Electric Co., Ld.,. Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn,. Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Reiss & Co., Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Assistant, Bank Line, Ld., Accountant, Vacuum Oil Co.,....

Engineer, China Light & Power Co., Ld., Mining Engineer, China Metal& Mining Co., Shipwright, Dock Co.,...... Watchmaker,...

Manager, H. Stephens & Co., ........

2 Gordon Terrace, Kowloon. 14 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon. Hongkong Club.

On premises.

6 Des Voeux Road Central. Astor House Hotel.

39 Haiphong Road, Kowloon. 6 Victoria View, Kowloon. SA Des Voeux Road. Kowloon Docks. Queen's Building. 9 Robinson Road. 21 Shelley Street.

8 Ashley Road, Kowloon. 49 Haiphong Road, Kowloon. 17 Mosque Street.

34 Wyndham Street. On premises. On premises. Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay. 126 Praya East.

Queen's Building.

1 Ormsby Villas, Kowloon. Kowloon Docks.

33 Peking Road, Kowloon. On premises. Queen's Building.

3 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 6 Bridges Street. Quarry Bay. York Building. Wine Department. Kowloon Docks. Hongkong Hotel. Quarry Bay.

12 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. 12 Knutsford Terrace, Kowloon. Hung Hom.

2 Broadwood Road. Kowloon Docks.

4 D'Aguilar Street.

16/22 Queen's Road Central.

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Stephens, Walter Alfred

Steven, David Gray

Stevenson, Allan Stewart, William Stewart, Allan Brown *Stewart, George Edward

Stewart, James

Stone, Paul Emil Fredrick Stone, William Forbes Stoneham, Herbert Frederick Strafford, Cecil Stuart, Charles

Suffiad, Abdul Gaffoor Sullivan, Charles Daniel Summers, Charles Heury Summers, Edwin Henry Spark

Sutherland, Percy Duffus

T

Taggart, James Harper..... Takenchi, Schidzuka Tall, Peter

Tape, Benjamin Wong Tarrant, John Arthur Tata, Eruch Kaikaoos Tata, Fariborze Kaikaoos Tavares, Carlos Eugenio Tavares, Fernandes José Tavares, Francisco Xavier Placé Tavares, José Filippe .

Tavares, José Maria Placé

*Tayler, Henry Herbert

Taylor, John William

Taylor, Percy John Taylor, Thomas

Taylor, William

Tennent, Thomas Bertram

Greig

Tetzel, Charles

Thom, William *Thomas, Francis Henry.

Thomas, George. Thomas, Paul

Thomson, Fraser Syme Thomson, John Brendon Thorntou, George

Thursfield, Reginald Proude. Tobias, Lewis Albert...

Tod, Peter

Todd, Francis Charles

Todt, Arthur Lovejoy

*Tollau, Duncan

Tomino, Jasujiro Tong Kwan-choo Tong Tsung-po Toppin, James Tourtet, Joseph

Towus, George Ernest

Travers, Frank

Tucker, Alfred

Tully, John

Tulip, Wilfred.....

Tye, James

Tyson, Frederick Hunter

Assistant, Nestlé-Anglo Swiss Condensed

Milk Co.,

Manager, Australian and Oriental Trading

Co., Ld.,...

Assistant Manager, Dairy Farm Co., Ld., Timber Merchant,

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard. Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld.,

Asst., British-American Tobacco Co., Ld., Godownkeeper, Taikoo Sugar Refinery,... Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Lighter Supt., HK. & K'loon W. & G.

Co., Ld.,

Passenger Agent, Canadian Pacific Ocean

Services, Ld.,

Manager, Hongkong Hotel, Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Tugmaster, Taikoo Dockyard,.

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., Assistant, W. G. Humphreys & Co., Clerk, Reiss & Co.,

Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co.,

Manager, China Provident Loan & Mort-

gage Co., Ld.,.....................

Stock Broker, Moxon & Taylor,. Engineer, Ice Co.,.

Assistant, Palmer & Turner,

Pattern Maker, Dock Co.,

Assistant, W. R. Loxley & Co.,

Clerk, International Banking Corporation, Assistant, Palmer & Turner, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Gateman, Dock Co.,

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, Standard Oil Co.,

Electrical Engineer, Telephone Co., Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha,

Accountant, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Cashier, Thos. Cook & Son,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

Assistant, Messageries Maritimes,

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha, Head Watchman, Dock Co., Draughtsman, Dock Co.,.............. Assistant, Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ld., Clerk, Siemens China Co., Assistant, Standard Oil Co.,

St. George's House, Kennedy Road.

13 Macdonnell Road. Liama View, Pokfulam, Alexandra Building.

Ewo Junior Mess, East Point. On premises. Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks. On premises.

Hongkong Hotel.

Quarry Bay.

Powell's Building, Des Voeux Road

Central.

14 Leighton Hill Road. Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

6 Aimai Villas, Kowloon.

Hongkong Club,

On premises.

1 & 2 Bowen Road. Quarry Bay.

Alexandra Building.

Harting, Austin Road, Kowloon. 4 Queen's Building.

4 Queen's Building..

4 Gordon Terrace, Kowloon. 4 Caine Road.

4 Gordon Terrace, Kowloon.

1 Carnarvon Road, Kowloon. 4 Caine Road.

Windsor Lodge, Kowloon. 135 The Peak.

Great George Street, East Point. 23 Kowloon Docks. Kowloou Docks.

131 The Peak.

8 Shing Wong Street.

Carlton Hotel.

Ou premises.

Kowloon Docks.

10 Middle Road, Kowloon. Queen's Building.

6 Tregunter Terrace, May Road.

King Edward Hotel.

Ou premises.

28 Queen's Road Central.

| Ewo Mess, East Point.

Alexandra Building. Hongkong Hotel.

19 Wongneich:ong Road. 1 & 2 Bowen Road,

Praya East.

11 Staunton Street.

35 Haiphong Road, Kowloon. 22 Humphreys Building, Kowloon. On premises.

15 Conduit Road. Kowloon Docks.

Kowloon Docks.

34B Nathan Road, Kowloon. 35 Portland Street, Yaumati. On premises.

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U

Uldall, Sofus Wilhelm August..

Umrigar, Hormusji Cursetji ... Underwood, Joseph Harry... Uyama, Tokujiro

Works Manager, Green Island Cement

Co., Ld.,

Clerk, S. J. David & Co., Ld.,

On premises.

2 Camerou Terrace, Kowloon.

Chemist, China Sugar Refining Co., Ld.,. King Edward Hotel. Clerk, Toyo Kisen Kaisha,.

1 & 2 Bowen Road.

V

Vandenberg, Francisco

Valeriano.....

Varn Madison Howell Vas, Maroal Antonio... Vermey, Heuri Jacques Victor, John Thomé Victor, José Maria................ Vieira, Bernardino Senna Vieira, Bomfilho Maria Vieira, Jose Maria Vincenot, Louis Paul

Assistant, Reiss & Co., Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Clerk, Astor House Hotel,

Cashier, Netherlands Trading Society, Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank, Assistant, Standard Oil Co., Assistant, Thoresen & Co., Clerk, Kelly & Walsh, Ld., Assistant, Cooper & Co...... Merchant, Walter Ford & Co.,

9 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon. Hongkong Hotel.

15 Shelley Street.

Queen's Road Central.

6 Morrison Hill Road.

7 St. Francis' Yard.

4 Cameron Terrace, Kowloon.

6 Pedder's Hill.

9 Mosque Terrace.

17 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

W

Wagtendonk, Willem Johan-

nes van

Wal, Frans Jan Karel van der.. Waldron, James Walker, James

Walker, James McLellan

Wallace, Charles

Wallace, Robert Cooper Ward, Arthur Victor Warren, Charles Edward Watkins, Charles Harvey Watson, James

Watson, W. Malcolm Wattie, John

*Weall, Thomas Graham

Weaser, William Lionel Wreford Webb, Bertram Monteith Webb, Henry Montague Wechel, Derk Herman Te...... Weill, Albert Weir, John

Weir, Walter

Wells, Michael John West, Samuel Henry Wetton, George Ernest Weyl, Bernard

Weyler, Henri Willem

White, Edmund William White, Francis William.. White, Selly P.

Whiteford, Robert Hamilton... *Whitelaw, Alexander Alston...

Whiteley, William

*Whyte, Lionel Mountstuart Wilgress, Henry Trollope..

*Wilken, Eric

Wilkie, Arthur Maxwell Wilkie, John

Wilkinson, Robert Andrew Wilkinson, William James

Wilks, Reginald Dixon

Assistant, Java-China-Japan Lijn, Employee, Netherlands Trading Society, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard, Manager, Dairy Farm Co., Ld.,

Sub-Acct., Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Assistant, Central Agency Co., Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Accountant, Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Contractor, &c., C. E. Warren & Co.,.... Clerk, Dodwell & Co., Ld.,

Master, "David Gillies ", Dock Co., Merchant, J. D. Hutchison & Co., Assistant, Alex. Ross & Co., Assistant, Dodwell & Co., Ld., Architect,

Principal, B. M. Webb & Co., Assistant, Butterfield & Swire, Assistant, Holland-China Trading Co., Manager, Sennet Frères,

Draughtsman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,.

Clerk, Dock Co.,

Assistant, H. Scott & Co.,

Assistant, Sennet Frères,.

Assistant, Netherlands-India Commercial

Bank,

Assistant, Wm. Powell, Ld., Share Broker, Victoria Building, Cashier, American Express Co.,..... Sugar Boiler,China Sugar Refining Co.,Ld., Foreman, Taikoo Dockyard, Clerk, Dock Co.,

Wine Merchant, Donnelly & Whyte, Assistant, Canadian Pacific Ocean

Services, Ld.;...

Assistant, HK. & S'hai Bank,

York Building.

5 Queen's Road Central. Quarry Bay.

Sassoon's Villa, Pokfulam.

| On premises.

Hongkong Hotel.

Quarry Bay. Naval Yard.

The Towers, Broadwood Road. Queen's Building.

Kowloon Docks. King's Building. 41 Robinson Road.

On premises.

5 Victoria View, Kowloon. 124 The Peak.

76 The Peak.

Station Hotel, Kowloon.

On premises.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks. Peak Hotel.

Queen's Road Central.

Des Voeux Road Central. Powell's Building.

7 Robinson Road. Kingsclere, Kennedy Road. East Point.

Quarry Bay.

Kowloon Docks.

2 Stewart Terrace, The Peak.

Hongkong Club. On premises.

101 The Peak. Hongkong Hotel.

6 Queen's Gardens.

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,

Merchant,

Assistant, Butterfield & Swire,.

Overseer, HK. Land Investment

&

Agency Co., Ld.,

Assistant, Shewan, Tomes & Co.,

4 Blue Buildings, Praya East. Broadwood Road.

NAME IN FULL.

31

OCCUPATION.

ABODE.

W-Continued.

Williams, Ernest Alfred

Mountfort

Williams, William George.... Wilson, George

.......

Wilson, George Leopold Wilson, Gordon Harold... Wilton, Richard James Witchell, Job......... Wolff, Philip Robert Wondenberg, Gerarduo Wong, David

Wong, Joseph Mowlam.

Wong Kam-fuk Wong Kit-wan Wong Kwong-tin,

Wong, Matthew

W

yong Min

Wong, Nathanial

Wong, Peter

Wong Tak-kwong,

Wood, Gerald George Wood, Marshall

Woodhead, Charles....

Worcester, William Gilbert

Gray Wotherspoon, William

X

Xavier, Antonio Francisco...

Xavier, Domingos Xavier, Egydio Antonio Xavier, Epiphanio Maria Xavier, Gregorio Maria Xavier, Hermenegildo Inno-

cencio

Xavier, Hermenegildo Maria Xavier, José Maria

Xavier, José Paulino..... Xavier, Luiz Gonzaga Xavier, Pedro Nolasco

Y

Young, Charles

*Young, David.............

Young, Joseph

Young, Lawrence

Yvanovich, Jr., Guilherme

Antonio

Incorporated Accountant, Lowe, Bingham

& Matthews,

Assistant, Thos. Cook & Son,.....

Richmond House, 96 The Peak. 33 Conduit Road.

Alexandra Building.

42B Nathan Road, Kowloon. Beaumont, Happy Valley. On premises.

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., Assistant, Holland China Trading Co., ... Storekeeper, Dock Co.,................. Manager, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld.,

Chinese Department,

Compradore, HK.&K'loon W. & G. Co., Ld., Chief Clerk, Vacuum Oil Co.,...... Secretary, Kai Tak Land Investment Co.,

Ld.,

Assistant, Dock Co.,....

Chief Clerk,China Light & Power Co., Ld., Godownkeeper, Siemens China Co., Assistant, A. S. Watson & Co., Ld., Clerk, Sincere & Co., Ld., Civil Engineer, Leigh & Orange, Architect, Little, Adams & Wood,

1 Louren Villas, Kowloon. Pagoda Bungalow, Chatham Road, Kowloon Docks.

[Kowloon.

On premises. 3 Caine Road.

172 Wellington Street.

26 Des Voeux Road Central. Kowloon Docks.

257 Shanghai Street, Yaumati. 277 Des Voeux Road Central. Soda Water Depôt.

Des Voeux Road Central. Prince's Building.

18 Bank Building.

Assistant, Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ld., ... Ewo Junior Mess, East Point.

Broker, Queen's Building, Clerk, Taikoo Dockyard,

Clerk, Goddard & Douglas, Clerk, Wiseman Ld.,

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C., Clerk, Banque de l'Indo-Chine,. Clerk, Gas Co.,

Asst., Union Ince. Socty. of Canton, Ld., Clerk, HK. Tramway Co., Ld., Merchant, HK. Import & China Produce

Export Co.,....

Clerk, Chartered Bank of I. A. & C.,.............. Clerk, Banque de l'Indo-Chine, Clerk, HK. Rope Factory,

Foreman, Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Storekeeper, Taikoo Dockyard,

Accountant's Clerk, Percy Smith, Seth &

Fleming,

Assistant, Thos. Cook & Son,

Clerk, P. A. Lapicque & Co., Yvanovich, Philippe Antonio.. Assistant, J. D. Hutchison & Co., Yvanovich, Vicente Antonio... Clerk, Russo-Asiatic Bank

119 The Peak.

Quarry Bay.

3 Ashley Terrace, Kowloon. 32 Mosque Street.

9 Punjab Building, Kowloon. Chater Road.

Gas Works.

On premises.

35 St. Francis Street.

113 Des Voeux Road Central. 9 Humphreys Avenue, Kowloon. Chater Road.

3 Rednaxela Terrace.

Quarry Bay. Quarry Bay.

4 Mosque Terrace.

26 Elgin Street.

13 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

6 Barrow Terrace, Kowloon. 13 Ashley Road, Kowloon.

Registry, Supreme Court, HONGKONG, 31st January, 1917.

HUGH A. NISBET,

Registrar.

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I

No. 1917

1

HONGKONG.

KOWLOON RAILWAY STATION.

REPORT ON COMPLETION OF BUILDING.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, February 22nd, 1917.

The building was completed and opened for public traffic on the morning of the 28th March, 1916.

The offices on the first floor were not occupied until the 18th of April owing to causes apart from the question of completion.

Kang On's Contract which was for work to the amount of $173,847, to be com- pleted in two years from 1st March, 1914, actually amounted to a total of $172,385.63 which included extras for work not shown, or not scheduled by the Architect, or altera- tions to details for which no prices were provided in the schedule, to the amount of $12,851.89.

The reasons for the completion of the Contract being 27 days overdue were fully stated in my report for 31st December, 1915.

The platforms and the foundations for the building which were done departmentally, cost $53,681.54 against an Original Sanction of $53,960.89.

The Original Sanctioned amount for the Building, apart from foundations, was $250,000, of which the work specified by the Architect was estimated at $202,103.34 including the Clock and Bell.

The total expenditure up to the end of this year (exclusive of foundations) is $249,142.04 which amount after including Kang On's Contract provided for such items as all the steelwork in the building, iron railings, collapsible gates, iron lantern lights, sanitary fittings, pipes and sewers, brass door and window furniture, electric wiring, lighting, and lights, telephone installation (3 systems), safes, strongroom door, lightning conductors, 22 electric clocks, public seats, drinking fountain, the water supply and piping, asphalting to flat roofs, all the glazed and flooring tiles, patent flooring to various ground floor rooms, temporary arrangements and moving into new building, Public Works Department's debits for road approach, extra accommodation for customs, etc., etc.

The Accounts for the construction of the Building have now been closed and all work contemplated in connection with the vote has been completed with exception of the clock and bell for the clock tower.

ROBERT BAKER, Engineer of Ways and Works.

H. P. WINSLOW,

Manager, Railway.

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No. 1917

9

HONGKONG.

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE MILITARY SERVICE COMMISSION AND HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, 25th May, 1917.

The Military Service Commission.

HONGKONG, 20th April, 1917.

SIR, We, the Commissioners appointed by Your Excellency, have the honour to submit a general report up to the present date concerning the enquiry upon which at your direction we have been engaged.

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2. Under the terms of our appointment published in the Gazette of the 9th February last, we were instructed to enquire "whether and to what extent, having regard both to Imperial needs and to local conditions, it is practicable and expedient that male British subjects of military age, resident in the Colony, who wish to volunteer for active service. with His Majesty's forces outside the Colony, should be allowed to leave for that purpose And we were desired to report in particular our findings and recommendations. The scope of the enquiry was subsequently narrowed by the manifestly necessary exclusion of the Naval and Military Establishments; and later by the withdrawal from our purview of the Civil Establishment under circumstances which appear in our correspondence with you attached in Appendix A.

3. On the 9th February we published a notification inviting applications from men of military age; and in response one hundred and eighty-two candidates, exclusive of those in the employment of the Naval, Military and Civil Authorities, sent in their names as shewn in Appendix B. Of these, three afterwards withdrew their applications, two proved ineligible on account of age, and fifty-two were found to be physically unfit. In the result therefore we have heard and considered the applications of the remaining one hundred and twenty-five men, and have reported to you from time to time our findings and recommendations in each of these cases individually.

4. The Commission was informed at the outset that the Military Authorities do not require for local defence, and would not detain, any man whom the Commission should find could otherwise be spared for active service outside the Colony.

5. The Commission first met on the 13th February, and held frequent sittings between that time and the 19th instant for the purpose of considering applications. All the members were present at every meeting, except the last two when a member was prevented from attending by illness. We found, in consequence of our investigation, that of the candidates before us forty-three could be spared; all of whom have, we under- stand, been informed by the Government that they are at liberty to leave the Colony for active service. Their names are given in Appendix C.

6. In almost every instance employers have undertaken to keep situations open, and in most cases have agreed to make some monetary grant by way of part salary or other- wise. So far as we are aware, no impediment or delay has been interposed by an employer to the departure of any of these forty-three men, except in one case which has been referred by letter to London. We desire to express our appreciation of the liberal attitude adopted by employers generally in the matter of releasing and making provision for their men. The Government has provided second class passages by mail to England, and has guaranteed the provision of return passages to the Colony.

His Excellency

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

Governor of Hongkong.

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7. We are satisfied that, apart from the direct result of our investigation, the appointment, or anticipated appointment, of the Commission indirectly brought about the release of an additional number of men, the practicability of sparing whom was so apparent as to render reference to the Commission unnecessary. A list (unavoidably incomplete) of thirty-one men, other than those appearing before the Commission, for whom passages have recently been arranged, is given in Appendix D.

·

S. It cannot but be noticed that the younger men in the Colony have, to a certain extent, refrained hitherto from coming before the Commission. We have had the opportunity of ascertaining the number of civilians in Hongkong of British race and military age; and are forced to the conclusion that, had more applied, more, although it may be not a large number, would have been found able to go; at the cost perhaps of personal sacrifice, but with no diminution of the Colony's value as an asset of the Empire. Furthermore it has been a matter of surprise to the Commission to learn, what the enquiry has certainly proved, that there yet remains doubt in some minds whether the Empire needs more men; and this doubt probably in part explains the number who have abstained from applying. Being ourselves convinced that so long as the war lasts the need is imperative, and increasingly so, we respectfully recommend that a clear official pronouncement upon the matter is desirable.

9. The Commission, in the cases before it, has accepted the principle that it is outside its province to decide whether the full carrying on in the Colony of any particu- lar trade or business is necessary or expedient in the interests of the Empire. The Commission has accordingly based its findings upon the policy that, while staffs are to be reduced to the minimum compatible with efficiency, every trade and business irrespective of its nature is to be continued. Under the system of compulsory service obtaining in Great Britain, this standard has of course been abandoned; and we recognise that it may be necessary to modify the policy in Hongkong.

.

10. The part played by Hongkong under the voluntary system will probably stand comparison with the part played by any other British Dependency; but believing, as we have said, that there are still men here who could well be spared, we should welcome a decision by the Imperial Government to extend to the Colony the obligation of compul- sory service with the armies in the field.

11. Pursuant to the terms of our appointment, we have confined our enquiry to the cases of men medically passed as fit for active service at the front, and have not consi- dered applications from those physically capable of only sedentary or semi-active duties. And it is evident that the retention here of the latter class enables more of the former to leave.

12. With a view to liberating men, sixty-five women have made offers of assistance in one capacity or another, and steps have been taken to put their names before employers. Useful and suitable work has already been arranged in several cases, and, we hope, will soon be in more. It must however be remembered that men who come from the United Kingdom to the Far East have usually undergone a special course of training, and it is difficult to find women possessing the requisite experience and technical knowledge to take their places. Unskilled and partly skilled work, such as is now largely done by women in the United Kingdom, is performed in Hongkong mainly by men of Asiatic race.

13. We desire to express our appreciation of the valuable services of Mr. A. G. M. FLETCHER as Secretary of the Commission.

14. We hope that Your Excellency will see fit to direct the publication of this report in the Gazette.

We have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servants,

E. H. SHARP.

C. E. ANTON.

ROBT. SHEWAN.

C. MONTAGUE EDE.

I. B. F. CURRIE.

C. W. BECKWITH.

T. A. LOUGHLIN,

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Appendix A.

THE MILITARY SERVICE COMMISSION.

HONGKONG, 26th March, 1917.

SIR, Referring to our recent interviews on the subject of applications from Civil Servants, I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that the Commissioners, upon further consideration of all the circumstances which I put before you, are confirmed in the view that it would not serve any useful purpose for them to hear such applications.

2. The principal circumstances influencing the Commissioners in this view are that such applications constitute in some respects a peculiar category; inasmuch as you hold the dual position, at once of the applicant's employer and the arbiter of whatever recom- mendations the Commissioners may make upon their findings. They also understand that in the former capacity, at the instance of the Secretary of State, you have already formed and are acting upon an opinion as to the maximum number of men who can be spared, which opinion they apprehend would in fact guide your decision in your final arbitrament.

3. In the above circumstances, the Commissioners suggest that you withdraw the Civil Service from the purview of the Commission, in the same manner as the Naval and Military Services have been withdrawn.

4. The Commissioners wish this letter to be understood as in no way implying a desire on their part to be relieved of the task of dealing with applications from Civil Servants, a duty they would gladly undertake were the conditions such as to enable them to perform it usefully and effectively.

I have the honour to be,

Your Excellency's obedient servant,

His Excellency

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

Governor of Hongkong.

(Sd.) E. H. SHARP,

Chairman,

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 28th March, 1917.

SIR,-I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th instant explaining the circumstances which have induced the members of the Military Service Commission to suggest that I should withdraw the Civil Servants from the purview of the Commission.

I appreciate the reasons for this suggestion which in the circumstances I shall adopt. I shall at the same time weigh carefully the cases of those Civil Servants who have not applied to the Colonial Government for permission to offer themselves for Military service. beyond the Colony, but who may have made applications to go before the Commission. I shall be glad therefore to receive from the Commission the names of all Civil Servants who have made such applications.

I have the honour to be,

Sir.

Your most obedient servant,

The Honourable

Mr. E. H. SHARP, K.C.,

Chairman,

Military Service Commission.

(Sd.) F. H. MAY, (S‹.)

Governor, &c.

Ainslie, E. J Alarakia, A. A., Allan, J. W. R.,. Archbutt. G. S.. Arnold, E. L.,. Austin, N. J., Austin, R. M.,.

Balean, A., Barton, L. A.,. Barton, R. T.,.

Beith, B. D. F.,

Beswick, C.,

Bevington, F.,

Bird, C. B.....

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Appendix B.

Messrs. Lane, Crawford & Co.

Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd. .China Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

..Commercial Union Assurance Co., Ltd.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China. .Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

.Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. .Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. .Messrs. Bradley & Co., Ltd.

.Union Insurance Society of Canton, Ltd.

Bisseker, C. F. D.,.............. British-American Tobacco Co., Ltd.

Bond, W.,

Bootes, A. N., Brewer, N. J.,

Brister, J. H.,... Brown, C. B., Brown, N. S., Butler, G. R.,

Cassidy, P. S.,..... Chapman, A. F., Chassels, T. R., Cheesman, D. G.,

Clark, D. E.,

Cocks, E. C.,

Cook, W. E..

Cooper, D. S.,... Cormack, B. W., Cornell, W. A., Croucher, N., Cullen, F.,

Cumming, K. M., Cunningham, J.,.. Cuthill, C. H.,.

Davison, A. C., Dick, J. G.,

Din, Mehr,

Duckworth, F. F.,

.Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

.Messrs. Lane, Crawford & Co.

.Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Messrs. Reiss & Co.

..Messrs. Linstead & Davis.

..Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

.Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Messrs. Lowe, Bingham & Matthews.

.Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Eastern Extension & Australasia Telegraph Co., Ltd. Messrs. J. D. Humphreys & Son.

..Eastern Extension & Australasia Telegraph Co., Ltd.

Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd. Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd. .Messrs. Lane, Crawford & Co. .Messrs. Palmer & Turner.

Messrs. Benjamin & Potts.

Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd.

.Messrs. Reiss & Co.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

.Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd.

.Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co. Ltd.

Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd.

Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.

.Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Dunnett, G. B.,

Easton, J.,

England, J. H.,

..Messrs. Lane, Crawford & Co., Ltd.

Evans, J.,

Farmer, W.,

Fisher, T. J.,

Foote, L., Fraser, W.,

Fyfe, A. A.,

Gace, F. A., Gibb, J.,

Goard, S. G..

Grant-Smith, E.,

Greenhill, L. S., Grimshaw, J.,..

Haines, H. F., .... Hay, C. H. P., Haywood, G. R., Heath, H. T., Hegarty, W. G.,.... Henderson, M. J., Herbert, R. G., Herridge, T. G.,

Messrs. A. S. Watson & Co., Ltd.

.Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Co., Ltd.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

.Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.

Messrs. Percy Smith, Seth & Fleming.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China. ..Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Messrs. Dodwell & Co.

.Hongkong Land Investment Co., Ltd.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Peak Tramway Co., Ltd.

Union Insurance Society of Canton, Ltd. .Solicitor.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

.Messrs. Loxley & Co.

Hidden, S. L.,.....

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.Messrs. Whiteaway, Laidlaw & Co.

Higginbotham, C. J.,... Messrs. J. D. Hutchison & Co.

Hill, W. J.,............

Hollands, H. E.,

Hosie, E. L.,

Hull, M..

Hurle, B. R.,

Johnson, M. T.,

Johnstone, J. R.,

Keith, D., Kinghorn, J. R., Kinross, A. R.,

Lakin, G. M.,

Lang, A. O.,

Layton, G. B.,

Leith, A. C.,

Longmire, K. de C.,

Loughlin, T. A.,

Lovely, L. H.,.

Maas, M. M.,

Macdonald, A. D.. Macdonald, J., MacIntyre, N., McDonald, A. G. McInnes, C., McIntyre, R. W., MeIntosh, J. S.. McNicoll, L. D., McTavish, H. M.,

Maher, N. B.,

Maltby, C. F.

Manning, W.,

Mansfield, W. R.,

Marques, F. T.,

Martin, A. E.,.. Mason, C. F., May, G. T.,.. Mayes, S. M., Mellis, G., Meyer, J. E., Morrison, K. S., Morrison, W. J.,. Morse, A., Morton-Smith, G., Muriel, H. E.,.. Murphy, L. N., Murray, M. A.,

Nairn, J. H.,

Nixon, T. C., Norris, J. C., Northey, H. R.,

Pasco, B., Pearce, T. E., Pereira, C.,.. Perry, F. A., Petley, H. W., Piercy, G. H.,. Plummer, J. A., Preston, A. M., Purves, D. J....

Railton, M. L., Railton, N. L. H., Ramsey, J. H., Rawlinson, R. J., Relph, H.,

..Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd. Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ltd.

Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co., Ltd. .Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

.Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd.

Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd.

.Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co. .Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Messrs. Layton & Co.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

...Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

.Bank Line, Ltd.

...Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China.

..Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ltd.

.Hongkong Tramway Co., Ltd.

Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China. Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

M..... Messrs. Moxon & Taylor.

Remedios, J. S. V., Resker, A. C.,. Riach, G. V. R..

Central Agency, Ltd.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd. .Messrs. Lever Brothers (China), Ltd. .Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. ..China Mail, Ltd.

.Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China.

Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ltd.

...Union Insurance Society of Canton, Ltd.

Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd. .Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co., Ltd.

Messrs. D'Almada & Mason.

Asiatic Petroleum Co., Ltd.

British American Tobacco Co., Ltd. Messrs. Falconer & Co.

Messrs. Loxley & Co.

. Messrs. Bradley & Co.

.Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China. Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Messrs. Dodwell & Co.

.Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. ...Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Messrs. Putterfield & Swire.

Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

.Messrs. Butterfield & Swire. .Messrs. J. D. Hutchison & Co.

British-American Tobacco Co., Ltd. Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.

.Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. .Messrs. Bradley & Co.

Messrs. Johnson, Stokes & Master.

.. Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

.Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Messrs. A. S. Watson & Co., Ltd.

...Hongkong Volunteer Corps.

Messrs. Butterfield and Swire. Vacuum Oil Co., Ltd.

Ridgway, J. A., Robertson, A. W. Robson, W.,

Rodger, J., Ross, C. P., Ross. D. M..

Ross, L..

Ross, W.

-"

Rosser, A. J. W.,

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Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. L.....Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Sandford, H. C.,.....

Schulz, A. E.,..

Scriven, H. E.. Sedgwick, L., Sharp, R. H.,

Silva. F. N. E..

Sim. E. L.,

Sinclair, W., Smith, Crowther, Smith, W., Sorby. V.,

Southerton, R. G.

Stackhouse, J. W. Stalker, J., Stapleton, W. H.. Stewart, A. B., Stewart, E. G.,

Stone, W. F..

Summers, C. H.,..

Taylor, T.,

Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Co., Ltd. ...Central Agency, Ltd.

Messrs. Thos. Cook & Son.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Messrs. Leigh & Orange.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. ..Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co., Ltd.

.Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Messrs. Linstead & Davis.

Messrs. Lane, Crawford & Co.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. ..British-American Tobacco Co., Ltd.

Messrs. Dodwell & Co.

Mercantile Bank of India, Ltd. Messrs. Reiss & Co.

Solicitor.

Messrs. A. G. Gordon & Co. Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. Diocesan School.

New Zealand Insurance Co., Ltd. Bank Line, Ltd.

Messrs. W. G. Humphreys & Co.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

St. Paul's College.

Messrs. Dodwell & Co.

Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Syme-Thompson, J., ... Messrs. Dodwell & Co.

Thomas, G. H.,

Thompson, F. G., Thursfield, R. P.,

Tod, P.,

Todd. F. C.,.

Towns, G. E.,

Messrs. Palmer & Tarter.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banknig Corporation. Messrs. Deacon, Looker, Deacon & Harston. Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation. Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd.

Messrs. A. S. Watson & Co., Ltd.

..Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Upsdell, G. E. S., ......St. Paul's College.

Walker, J. M.,

Wallace, C..

Watkins, C. H.,

Wattie, J.,

Wilken, E.,

Wilkie, P. W. A.,

.Chartered Bank of India, Australia & China.

Central Agency, Ltd.

.Messrs. Dodwell & Co.

Messrs. Alex. Ross & Co.

Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Wilkinson, R. A. M., ... Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Williams, E. A. M.,

Wilson, D.,

Woodhead, C.,.

Wright, W.,

Young, A.,

Young, J. A.,

... Messrs. Lowe, Bingham & Matthews.

.Messrs. A. S. Watson & Co., Ltd.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. Fumigating and Disinfecting Bureau.

Hongkong & Whampoa Doek Co., Ltd. ..Messrs. Shewan, Tomes & Co.

Appendix C.

Bisseker, F. D. Brewer, W. J.

Chapman, A. F. Cheesman, A. G. Cocks, E. C. Croucher, N.

Cullen, F. Cuthill, G. H.

Din, Mehr.

Easton, J. England, J. C.

Farmer, W. Fyfe, A. A.

Greenhill, L. S.

Haines, H. F.

Haywood, G. R. Hegarty, W. G. Henderson, M. J. Hurle, B. R.

Johnstone, J. R.

Maher. N. B. Marques, F. T.

Mason, C. F.

May, G. T.

McDonald, A. G. M.

Mellis, G.

Murphy, L. N.

Pereira, C.

Purves, D. J.

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Railton, M. L. Robson, W. Rodger, J. Ross, L.

Rosser, A. J. W.

Smith, Crowther. Smith, W. Stapleton, W. H.

Stewart, E. G.

Summers, C. H.

Taylor, T.

Wattie, J.

Wilkie, P. W. A.

Young, A.

Anderson, A.

Blyton, T.

Brand, R. A.

Brawn. A. Ö.

Burlingham, D.

Chubb, S. F.

Dennys, H. L.

Dickie, F. J.

Grant-Smith, E. J.

Green, H.

Hill, T. W.

Appendix D.

McVeigh, J. Miskin, G.

Mitchell, E. J.

Moore, S. S.

Moore, W. B. A. Mycock, C.

Old, T.

Robinson, G. A.

Scriven, H. E. Sewell, G. W. Smyth, F. R.

Tomlinson. G. H. S.

Watkins, C.

Jones, H. L

Kelly, S.

Weall. T. G.

Lee-Jones, B. W. Lenfestey, F. P.

West, H.

Whyte, L. M.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, HONGKONG, 25th April, 1917.

SIR, I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of the report, dated the 20th April, by the Military Service Commissioners in the matter of the enquiry upon which they have been engaged.

2. I desire to express my thanks to the Commissioners for their valuable work, with its resultant addition of no inconsiderable force for service with His Majesty's Armies ; work which has, to my personal knowledge, involved much patient labour.

3. With reference to paragraph 8 of the report I propose shortly to make a pro- nouncement in the Legislative Council regarding the subject of Military Service in relation to this Colony.

4. The report will be published in the Gazette of the 4th May, a copy will be for- warded to the Secretary of State for the Colonies forthwith, and copies will be laid upon the table of the Legislative Council at its next meeting.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

(Sd.)

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &c.

The Honourable

Mr. E. H. SHARP, K.C.,

Chairman, Military Service Commission.

No. 2.

39

HONGKONG.

No.6

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 15th March, 1917.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, March 29th, 1917.

1917

PRESENT:

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

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

"

Mr. EDWARD Shellim.

13

Mr. PERCY HOBSON HOLYOAK.

Petition by residents and property owners of Kowloon for the removal of the remainder of the hill to the north of Yaumati Theatre (K.I.L. 1011) to admit of the

extension of Nathan Road.--(C.S.O. 537/1916.)

1. The Chairman informed the Committee that, when Nathan Road was projected, the cutting of it through the hill immediately to the north of Yaumati Theatre was found to involve the removal of 120,000 cubic yards of earth and rock, the estimated cost of which was $80,500. Such an outlay was considered prohibitive and it was therefore decided to defer the execution of the work and to endeavour to arrange for the removal of the earth and rock in connection with the execution of reclamation work for which the mate- rial in question would be necessary. The postponement of the work did not appear to be of serious moment as the road was blocked about 800 yards further north by Kowloon Farm Lot 2, the lessee of which had declined to entertain proposals which were made to him for the conversion and re-adjustment of his lot to enable Nathan Road to be extended.

2. Arrangements for the conversion of Kowloon Farm Lot 2 were concluded in August last and, meanwhile, the quantity of earth and rock to be removed at the place under consideration has been reduced in the manner indicated to 44,000 cubic yards. The cost of removing what is now left (44,000 cubic yards) is estimated at about $10,000 and, as about 75% of it is rock and any blasting operation must be conducted with care on account of the proximity of buildings, it is estimated that its removal will extend over a period of about 2 years. To the above, must be added the cost of kerbing, channelling and macadamising the portion of new roadway, which is estimated at $4,000, making $14,000 in all.

3. The Chairman submitted a plan showing how it was possible to make immediate provision for extending Nathan Road, in a temporary manner, round the base of the hill, à sufficient area of Crown land being available for this purpose. The temporary road would have a minimum width of 30 feet. He also called attention to the necessity for removing the existing public latrine, adjoining Market Street, which would obstruct the future extension of Nathan Road on its permanent alignment. In order to provide a

1

40

suitable site for the re-erection of the latrine, an area of land in the vicinity, forming part of a lot, would have to be resumed. The resumption of the area referred to would result in rendering available for sale, on completion of Nathan Road Extension, a con- siderable area of Crown land which would otherwise have to be devoted to the formation of a public road bounding the lot in question.

. By adopting this proposal, the removal of the hill by present methods could be permitted to continue until such time as the extension of Nathan Road on its permanent alignment becomes advisable.

5. The estimated cost of the foregoing proposals was $14,500. The Chairman informed the Committee that there was no provision in this year's Estimates for any of the items involved.

6. The Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the temporary extension of the road, including the removal of the public latrine and resumption of the area already mentioned, at a total estimated cost of $14,500, be carried out, the work being treated as urgent and a supplementary vote for it being taken as early as possible.

7. The Committee then adjourned.

W. CHATHAM,

Chairmen.

Laid before the Legislative Council this 29th day of March, 1917.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

33

No.

4

1917

HONGKONG.

QUARTERLY RETURN OF EXCESSES ON SUB-HEADS MET BY SAVINGS UNDER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE.

(For the 4th Quarter of 1916.)

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, March 8th, 1917.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

Amount.

Explanation.

Police and Prison Departments, C.-Prison, Other Charges, Repairs to plants used for industrial undertakings.

Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Expenses,

Other Charges, Contigencies.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Other Charges, In- cidental Expenses, Medical Attendance on, and Medicines for 2 Unpassed Cadets at Canton.

Medical Department, D.--Government Labora- tory, Other Charges, Apparatus and Chemicals.

Harbour Master's Department, A.---Harbour Office, Other Charges, Repairs to Boats, Buoys, etc.

Harbour Master's Department, A.--Harbour Office, Other Charges, Uniform for Board- ing Officers, Constables and Boatmen.

Harbour Master's Department, C.--Govern- ment Marine Surveyor's Office, Other Charges, Launch, Coal.

Judicial and Legal Departments, A.--Supreme Court, Other Charges, Fees to Counsel and Solicitors for Prisoners in Capital Cases.

C.

130.00 Found necessary.

18.00 Owing to unforeseen expen-

diture.

200.00 Under-estimated.

200.00 The excess is principally due to an increase in the cost of articles through the Crown Agents and partly as a result of the increased amount of metallurgical work performed in the Laboratory.

150.00 Under-estimated.

70.00 Owing to rise in price of

material.

350.00 Under-estimated.

400.00 Unforeseen.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

34

Amount.

Explanation.

Judicial and Legal Departments, A.-Supreme Court, Other Charges, Administration of Justice.

Medical Department, C.-Institutes, Bacte- riological Institutes, &c., Other Charges:--

(1) Apparatus and Chemicals.

(2) Fuel and Light.

Post Office, Other Charges, Launch, Repairs.

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges, Transport.

Post Office, Other Charges, Launch, Coal,

Mail Bags, &c.

Police and Prison Departments, B.--Fire Brigade, Other Charges, Incidental Ex-

penses.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police, Other Charges, Coolie Hire, Launches and Boats Repairs, and Subsistence of Pri-

soners.

Harbour Master's Department, A.-Harbour Office, Other Charges, Examination Fees.

Harbour Master's Department, A.-Harbour Office, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

Treasury, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

Harbour Master's Department, C.-Marine Surveyor's Office, Other Charges, Steam Launch, Stores.

Harbour Master's Department, D.--Steam

Launches, Other Charges, Stores.

Medical Department, A.- Staff, Other Charges, Office of Health Officer of Port, B.-Hospi- tals and Asylums, Other Charges, Civil Hospital, Victoria Hospital, D.-Govern- ment Laboratory, Other Charges, Inciden- tal Expenses, Launch Repairs, Bedding and Clothing, Furniture, Incidental Ex- penses, Fuel and Light, and Incidental Expenses.

C.

100.00 Unforeseen.

100.00

Under-estimated.

Increase of work and in

price of

gas.

5,300.00 For a new boiler and hire of

an outside launch.

400.00 More

money

spent than

anticipated.

560.00 Due to increase in prices of

coal and mail bags.

50.00 Under-estimated.

4,970.00

Do.

280.00 Under-estimated on account of more candidates ex- amined during the year than anticipated.

200.00 Under-estimated.

60.00 Owing to advertisements re sub-coin and more inciden- tals.

70.00 Under-estimated.

600.00 Owing to addition of Motor Launch H.D, 5 to Harbour Department Fleet.

800.00 The excess under "Launch

Repairs

is due to ex- tensive repairs and those under other votes princi- pally to the increase in prices.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

35

Amount.

Explanation.

Harbour Master's Department, B.--Mercantile Marine Office, Other Charges, Uniform for Messengers.

Public Works Department, Other Charges, Transport and Travelling Expenses.

Post Office, Other Charges, Repairs to Steam

Launches.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police, Other Charges, Clothing and Accoutre- ments for Special Police Reserve.

Imports and Exports Department, Other Charges, Cost of Telephone to Kowloon Point.

Public Works Department, Other Charges, Transport and Travelling Expenses.

Harbour Master's Department, F.-Light- houses, Waglan, Other Charges, Cotton Charges and Electric Detonators.

Harbour Master's Department, F.-Light- houses, Gap Rock, Other Charges, Cotton Charges and Electric Detonators.

Public

Works, Extraordinary, Hongkong, Communications, (b) Maintenance of Roads and Bridges outside City.

Post Office, Other Charges Incidental Ex-

penses.

Post Office, Other Charges Repairs to Launch.

Public Works, Recurrent, Hongkong, Mis- cellaneous, (17) Typhoon and Rainstorm Damages.

Medical Department, B.-Hospitals

and

Asylums, Other Charges, Lunatic Asy- lums, Bedding and Clothing.

Miscellaneous Services, Government Launches,

Gear.

Governor, Other Charges, Coal.

Sanitary Department, Special Expenditure,

Vaccination Campaign.

C.

2.90 Under-estimated on account of the rise in price of materials.

150.00 Due to expenditure having been more than was anti- cipated.

86.30 Under-estimated.

468.00 Some of last year's account paid this year.

212.88 Found necessary.

650.00 Some of the expenses in- curred last year paid this

year.

50.00 Under-estimated.

30.00

Do.

1,100.00 Principally due to cost of repairs effected to the Shaukiwan Road.

150.00 Purchase of a Vacuum

Cleaner (Electrical).

246.85 More repairs than anticipa-

ted.

8,000.00 Under-estimated.

100.00 Upward tendency of prices.

150.00 Junk and coolie hire for car- riage of coal from Govern- ment Coal Depôt at Yau- mati to Taipo.

350.00 Enhanced cost of coal.

10,000.00 Due to outbreak of Small-

|

pox.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

36

Amount.

Explantation.

Police and Prison Departments, A.--Police, Incidental Expenses, Launch and Boat Repairs.

Miscellaneous Services, Printing and Binding,

and Miscellaneous Repairs.

Judicial and Legal Departments, C.-District Office, Northern District, Transport.

Post Office, Other Charges, Incidental Ex-

penses.

Public Works Department, Other Charges,

Furniture.

Public Works, Recurrent, Hongkong, Com- munications, Maintenance of Roads and Bridges outside City, Miscellaneous, Main- tenance of Praya Wall and Piers.

Public Works, Extraordinary, Hongkong, Mis- cellaneous, Post Office, Improving light- ing of Sorting Hall, Miscellaneous Works, Kowloon, Miscellaneons, Kowloon Miscellaneous Works, Hongkong, Miscel- laneous, Telephone Cable across the Harbour, New Territories, Buildings, Police Station at Castle Peak.

Sanitary Department, Other Charges, Adver- tisements, Fuel for Blacksmiths' Forges, Street-watering, Animal Depôts and Slaughter-houses, Incidental Expenses.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police, Other Charges, Furniture, Incidental Expenses, Launches and Boats, Stores, Light and Electric Fans.

C.

1,074.00 More expensive repairs.

285.00 Under-estimated.

64.00

Do.

31.04 Purchase of Christmas and New Year Greeting Cards.

24.56 Under-estimated.

166.49

Do.

364.50

Do.

139.41

Do.

593.00

Do.

24th February, 1917.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

41

HONGKONG.

QUARTERLY RETURN OF EXCESSES ON SUB-HEADS MET BY SAVINGS UNDER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE.

(For the 1st Quarter of 1917.)

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, April 19th, 1917.

No.

1917

Head and Sub-head of Service.

Amount.

$ c.

|

Explanation.

Sanitary Department, Special Expenditure, 10,000.00 Owing to outbreak of small-

Vaccination Campaign.

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges, Conveyance Allowance.

Medical Department, D.--Bacteriological In- stitute, &c., Other Charges, Investigation of Life, History of Ascaries Lumbricordes.

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges.

Sanitary Department, Special Expenditure,

Vaccination Campaign.

pox. Vote will be taken.

360.00 Allowance to Passed Cadet attached to the Depart- ment for duty.

250.00 In order to carry out further experiments in the Bac- teriological Laboratory.

47.00 Rent of new quarters in- creased from $12 to $16.

Former quarters burnt down by fire.

5,000.00 | Owing to outbreak of small-

pox. Vote will be taken.

Miscellaneous Services, Contribution to Im- 652,631.58 | For war purposes.

perial Government.

Miscellaneous

Allowance.

Services, Language Study

240.00 Under G. O. 134 (6).

27.37 For doing extra work.

Post Office, Other Charges, Repairs to Steam

Launches.

1,540.50 Bill not received until Jan-

Public Works, Extraordinary, Hongkong,

Other Charges, Conveyance Allowance.

uary, 1917.

Public Works, Extraordinary, Hongkong, 3,360.73 Vote will be taken.

Buildings, Improvements to Cape D'Aguilar Wireless Telegraph Station.

Medical Department, B.-Hospitals and Asy- lums, Kennedy Town Hospital, Provisions, &c.

2,000.00 Under-estimated. The pre- small-pox

valence of accounts for the increased expenditure.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

42

Amount.

Explanation.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police,

Special Expenditure, 1 Motor Car.

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges, Steam Launch Repairs.

C.

1,000.00 Cost of a motor car.

700.00 Under-estimated on account of extensive repairs to R.D. 1.

17th April, 1917.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

}

63

HONGKONG.

QUARTERLY RETURN OF EXCESSES ON SUB-HEADS MET BY

SAVINGS UNDER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE.

(For the 2nd Quarter of 1917.)

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, 2nd August, 1917.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

No 12

Amount.

Explanation.

1917

Public Works, Extraordinary, Kowloon Water Works, (44) Miscellaneous Services, Water Works.

Judicial and Legal Departments, A.--Supreme Court, Other Charges, Registration of Companies at Shanghai, Incidental Ex-

penses.

710.00 Under-estimated owing to improvements to all the filter beds in the Colony.

126.94 Under-estimated.

Treasury, Other Charges, Contributions to

Guarantee Fund for two Shroffs.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police, Clothing and Accoutrements for Special Police Reserve.

Judicial and Legal Departments, C.--District

Officer, Other Charges, Incidentals.

10.00 Contribution to Guarantee Fund by a Shroff in Trea- sury paid by Government.

2,000.00 | Under-estimated owing to the large increases in the Force.

120.00 Considered necessary.

6th July, 1917.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

123

HONGKONG.

QUARTERLY RETURN OF EXCESSES ON SUB-HEADS MET BY

SAVINGS UNDER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE.

(For the 3rd Quarter of 1917.)

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency

the Governor, 23rd October, 1917.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

Amount.

$

C.

No. 19

Explanation.

1917

Imports and Exports Department, Other

Charges, Conveyance Allowance.

Medical Department, B.-Hospitals

and

Asylums, Civil Hospital, Other Charges, Upkeep of X-Ray Apparatus.

Miscellaneous Services, Extra Legal Expenses.

Harbour Master's Department, F.-Kap Sing Island Lighthouse, Other Charges, Inci- dental Expenses.

Miscellaneous Services, Language Study Allow-

ances.

Miscellaneous Services, Language Study Allow-

ances.

Medical Department, B.-Hospitals and Asy- lums, Civil Hospital, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

60.00 Former allowance considered

inadequate.

200.00 The high price of materials for this kind of apparatus accounts for the increased expenditure.

607.00 Vote will be taken.

200.00 Under-estimated.

120.00 Under G. O. 134 (2 & 8).

100.00 Under G. O. 134 (1).

30.00 Under-estimated.

Head and Sub-head of Service.

124

Amount.

CA

C.

Explanation.

Police and Prison Departments, A.-Police, 1,580.00 Under-estimated.

Other Charges:-

1. Furniture, Repairs and Renewals

$600.00.

2. Photography $980.00.

Police and Prison Departments, B.--Fire

Brigade, Other Charges:

1. Incidental Expenses $40.00.

Plant

2. Repairs to Engines and

$500.00.

Medical Department, C.-Office of Health

Officer of the Port, Other Charges, Rent.

Judicial and Legal Departments, B.--Magis- tracy, Other Charges, Incidental Expenses.

Sanitary Department, Other Charges, Night-

soil Receptacles.

Harbour Master's Department, C.-Marine Surveyor's Office, Other Charges, Launch Repairs.

Sanitary Department, Other Charges:-

540.00

Do.

S

9.30 Under Ordinance No. 18 of

1917.

50.00 Under-estimated.

375.00

Do.

150.00

Do.

1. Launch, Steam Barges, &c., Repairs.

2. Scavenging City, &c.

3. Veterinary Staff, Animal Depôt and Slaughter Houses, Incidental Ex- penses.

4. Cattle Crematorium and Refuse

Destructor.

1,000.00 This is due to the hiring, &c., of launches to tow refuse boats while S.D. 1 & S.D.R. were under re- pairs and to the high cost of materials.

300.00 This is due to the outbreak of rinderpest in Tai Hang Cowsheds.

150.00 This is due to the damage of the iron fencing in the Kennedy Town Slaughter House.

80.00 This is due to the high price

of coal.

12th October, 1917.

CLAUD SEVERN,

Colonial Secretary.

No. 4.

127

HONGKONG.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

21

No. 1917

PUBLIC

WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 19th November, 1917.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government, 29th November, 1917.

PRESENT:

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

Mr. PERCY HOBSON HOLYOAK.

37

Mr. ROBERT GORDON SHEWAN.

22

ABSENT:

""

the Colonial Treasurer, (EDWARD DUDLEY CORSCADEN WOLFE).

Scheme for Widening Queen's Road East between Arsenal Street and the Royal Naval Hospital.--(C.S.O. 538/1917).

The Chairman laid before the Committee a plan showing a proposed widening of Queen's Road East between Arsenal Street and the Royal Naval Hospital. The width of the existing road, measured between the fronts of the houses, was approximately 50 feet, but, as there was a 10-foot footpath on each side, the width of the carriage-way was only about 30 feet. It was proposed to widen the road throughout to a minimum width of 60 feet between the fronts of the houses and to throw the whole of the additional 10 feet into the carriage-way, thus increasing it to, at least, 40 feet in width. Owing to some little irregularity in the existing alignment, which it was proposed to eliminate, the width of the carriage-way in certain parts would be somewhat in excess of 40 feet.

The Chairman explained that it was intended to carry out the scheme piecemeal, as opportunity arose through the frontagers, whose property was affected, rebuilding their premises. If carried out in this manner, the cost of the scheme would probably be under $100,000.

If however it were desired at any time to expedite the completion of the scheme, this could be done by compensating owners for the alterations of their premises in addition to paying compensation for the land to be resumed. The cost of the scheme would, in such case, be greatly increased.

An opportunity of making a commencement with the scheme, owing to the proposed reconstruction of four houses, had arisen, and it was desired to take advantage of it.

Mr. Holyoak suggested that the extent of the widening should be increased, but the Chairman informed him that, in connection with the Praya East Reclamation Scheme, a main thoroughfare, 100 feet in width, would be provided which would be approximately parallel with Queen's Road East. In view of this, Mr. Holyoak agreed that the proposed widening was adequate.

After full discussion, it was agreed to recommend that the widening scheme, as delineated on the plan, should be undertaken.

W. CHATHAM,

Chairman.

Laid before the Legislative Council this 29th day of November, 1917.

E. BULLOCK,

Clerk of Councils.

No. 1.

37

No. 1917

5

HONGKONG.

REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

PUBLIC WORKS

COMMITTEE

at a Meeting held on the 22nd February, 1917,

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, March 8th, 1917.

PRESENT:

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

the Colonial Treasurer, (ALEXANDER MACDONALD THOMSON).

""

Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.

Mr. EDWARD SHELLIM.

Mr. PERCY HOBSON HOLYOAK.

"

Mr. H. P. WINSLOW, Railway Manager, was present by request.

Goods Shed at Railway Terminus, Kowloon Point.—(C.S.O. 431/1916.)

The Chairman laid before the Committee drawings and an estimate for a Goods Shed adjoining the Passenger Station at Kowloon Point, which had been submitted to Govern- ment by the Railway Manager. The estimate was as follows:--

Pulling up and removing present ramp, Raising remainder of praya wall,

$

204.84

6,074.10

Platelaying,

1,030.35

Ballasting,

3,802.80

Permanent Way Materials,.

13,762.36

Weighbridge foundation and installation,

3,173.00

Goods Examination Shed,

69,817.44

$97,864.89

Mr. WINSLOW explained that such a shed was necessary to enable goods traffic to be conducted by the Railway and that, judging from past experience, a shed of the dimen- sions proposed, namely, about 400′ 0′′ by 30' 0", was required. After full discussion, the Committee unanimously agreed to recommend that the proposal be approved.

Laid before the Legislative Council this 8th day of March, 1917.

A. G. M. FLETCHER,

Clerk of Councils.

W. CHATHAM,

Chairman.

97

No.

16 1917

HONGKONG.

CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE RATING (SPECIAL WAR RATE) ORDINANCE, 1917.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, 4th October, 1917.

No. 222.

Governor to

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

Hongkong, 29th June, 1917.

SIR,- With reference to the telegraphic correspondence in Code noted in Secretary of the margin, I have the honour to transmit for the signification of His Majesty's April, 1917. pleasure the enclosed Ordinance intituled :

State 30th

Secretary of

State to Governor 4th May, 1917.

Enclosure 2.

Hansard of 25th May

and 7th

"An Ordinance to provide for a temporary increase in the rates for the special purpose of increasing the contributions of the Colony to His Majesty's Government towards the expenses of the present

war."

""

2. The full report by the Attorney General, which is attached, explains the provisions of the Ordinance and the difficulty in exempting altogether the poorer classes of Chinese occupiers from its incidence. I would draw attention to the facts that revenue collected under the Ordinance will not be liable to Military Contribution, and that persons in the service of the Naval and Military Authorities who pay income tax on their official salaries will be allowed a refund of the war rate to the extent of the income tax.

3. I enclose also the Hansard report of the remarks I made on the first reading of the Bill and of the debate on the second reading and I would June, 1917. specially notice the generous offer of Sir Robert Ho Tung to discharge himself

the war rate imposed upon occupiers of his property the large majority of whom are Chinese of the poorer class. This generous example has been followed by another Chinese landlord, Mr. Tong Lai-chun. The Bill passed without a dis- sentient voice. The tax is estimated to produce $1,000,000 per annum from the 1st July.

I have, &c.,

.

The Right Honourable

WALTER LONG, M.P.,

&c.,

&c..

&e.

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &e.

98

(Enclosure 2.)

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S CHAMBERS,

HONGKONG, 12th June, 1917.

Report on Ordinance No. 18 of 1917.

I have examined the accompanying Ordinance intituled an Ordinance to provide for a temporary increase in the rates for the special purpose of increasing the contributions of the Colony to His Majesty's Government towards the expenses of the present war, and I am of opinion that the Ordinance is one which is not contrary to the Governor's Instructions.

The object of this Ordinance is to impose a special war rate of 7%, in addition to the ordinary rates, for the purpose of providing an additional contribution to be paid by the Colony to His Majesty's Government towards the expenses of the war.

Section 3 provides that this special war rate shall cease to be payable at the end of the quarter during which the present war shall have come to an end.

The special war rate, like the previously existing rates, is made an occupier's tax. To have made it a landlord's tax would have thrown a heavy burden on a limited class, and the question of intermediate landlords would have been difficult. A considerable amount of house property is let out in blocks by the owners to intermediate landlords. These intermediate landlords again sub-let the houses in floors, and the tenants of the floors sub-let portions of these floors to others. If it had been desired to make the tax an owner's tax, it would probably have been difficult to prevent the owners from shifting the taxation to the ultimate tenants, at all events in the central districts.

It is also provided, in section 4, that the special war rate is to be borne by the occupier, irrespective of any agreement which may have been in existence at the com- mencement of the Ordinance under which the owner. made himself liable for rates generally. This was done because the raising of the taxes by such a substantial amount cannot have been in the contemplation of either of the parties to any such agreement.

It was desired at one time to exempt the poorer classes from the incidence of this rate, but this was found to be impossible. One argument in favour of this tax is that its incidence is to a certain extent graded by the persons themselves who pay it, as they select their quarters more or less in accordance with their income.

Section 7 provides that the revenue collected by means of this special war rate shall be placed at the disposal of His Majesty's Government, and section 8 accordingly provides that the revenue so collected shall not be liable to military contribution.

Section 9 is an attempt to prevent landlords from taking advantage of this special war rate to increase rents unduly. There was evidence that some landlords were already preparing to collect from their tenants a considerably higher percentage of additional rent than was justified.

Section 10 is directed to the case of persons in the service of the naval and military authorities who already pay income tax in the United Kingdom. Persons in this class have suffered severely through the war, chiefly on account of the abnormal rise in exchange, their pay being fixed in sterling, and there seemed to be a general feeling in the Colony that they should be relieved from this special war rate.

The outlying villages and agricultural districts are excluded from the schedule. In my opinion this is an Ordinance to which His Excellency the Governor may properly assent in the name of His Majesty and on His behalf.

12th June, 1917.

J. H. KEMP,

Attorney General.

No. 255.

99

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

Hongkong, 1st August, 1917.

SIR,-Referring to my Despatch No. 222 of the 29th June, 1917, in which was sub- mitted for the signification of His Majesty's pleasure the Rating (Special War Rate) Ordinance No. 18 of 1917, I have the honour to inform you that Lieutenant-Colonel J. Thursby Pelham, Treasury Chest Officer, has enquired of this Government whether it is permissible to pay from time to time the proceeds of this War Rate to him as His Majesty's Treasury Chest Officer.

In paragraph 3 of my Despatch No. 197 of the 13th June, 1917, I pointed out that £10,000 of War Loan had, through a misunderstanding, been taken up by the Crown Agents on behalf of this Government and that I proposed to pay for this stock by the proceeds of the new War Rate and thereafter to hand over the scrip to the Imperial Government in part payment of the contribution from the tax.

I have no objection to offer to the arrangement of handing the proceeds of the War Rate to the Treasury Chest Officer, an arrangement which as you will remember was adopted in connection with the Hongkong War Loan.

I propose therefore that after the sum of £10,000 has been paid for the above men- tioned War Loan Stock, further proceeds of the War Rate should be paid direct in dollars to the Treasury Chest Officer.

I should be glad to have your decision by telegraph.

The Right Honourable

WALTER LONG, M.P.,

dc.,

&c.,

dec.

I have, &c.,

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &c.

Telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the Governor of Hongkong.

22nd September, 1917.

Your despatch of 1st August No. 255 proposals approved. Lords Commissioners of Treasury express their grateful appreciation of this further contribution to war expenditure and I desire to add my own cordial thanks. Despatch follows.

LONG.

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No.

8

1917

HONGKONG.

REPORT ON THE SEARCHING OF PASSENGERS ON ARRIVAL AT AND DEPARTURE FROM HONGKONG.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, 25th May, 1917.

At the meeting of the Legislative Council, held on the 31st October, 1916, certain members spoke on the subject of the searching of passengers, as follows:---

Hon. Mr. H. E. POLLOCK, K.C.-In connection with the searching of passengers at the wharves for arms and opium we desire to state that serious complaints have reached some of us, and we trust that means may be found to remedy such abuses, which are à hindrance to the river-traffic of this Colony.

Hon. Mr. Lau CHU-PAK.-Sir, speaking on behalf of my senior Chinese colleague and myself. I beg to emphasize the remarks relative to the searching of Chinese passengers leaving or arriving in this Colony. From the nature of the complaints brought to the notice of the Secretary for Chinese Affairs, through the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and from similar representations made to ourselves, it is evideut that the present system of searching by the native excisemen and police is capable of much improvement. In our opinion there should always be present some responsible officer to whom the Chinese, when searched, could report in case of irregularities or to whom they could turn for guidance when a dispute arises. Many allegations of a serious nature have been circulated for some time amongst the Chinese and duly communicated to the Secretary for Chinese Affairs, who will no doubt bring them before the Govern- ment in due course. I need not, therefore, go into details. On behalf of the Chinese community my senior Chinese colleague and myself respectfully request that the Government will give the matter early attention, and adopt such measures as will place a stricter supervision over the work of the native excise- men and police, and mitigate the hardship and undue annoyance to which the Chinese passing through this Colony are undoubtedly subjected.

Hon. Mr. WEI YUK, C.M.G.-I beg to support the statements which have just been made by my colleague.

By direction of His Excellency the Governor the matter was investigated by the Secretary for Chinese Affairs, the Captain Superintendent of Police, and the Superin- tendent of Imports and Exports, who have made the following report :--

Hon. Colonial Secretary,

The existence to any great extent of abuses connected with the searching of passengers is not open to precise proof. The Captain Superintendent of Police points out that, in view of the small number of complaints made to his department either directly or through the European detectives on this duty, the trouble is perhaps exaggerated.

It is agreed however that it is not possible to dismiss the complaints received as without foundation. If the theory is correct that in many cases individuals pay to save themselves time and trouble, it is not unnatural that they should be shy of reporting to the Police: or that a general complaint based on such circumstances should be put forward indirectly—for instance through the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, as in these papers.

It is clear that there is plenty of opening for abuse. The lack of sufficient European supervision of the searchers, the want of proper searching sheds (searching of baggage has often to be done in the open and on wet ground), the readiness of passengers to pay rather than undergo the discomforts of search and delay, even if carrying nothing contraband, the methods of the Shipping Companies or their compradore staffs in passing as passengers' luggage what should rank as cargo, and (though this point perhaps exceeds the terms of reference which are concerned with passengers' baggage only) in allowing a margin over amounts appearing ou manifests-a practice which the closer regulation of the last few rears has shewn to be very prevalent and to occasion no objection from the Customs are all matters which again make it not improbable that the complaint has foundation.

44

We are agreed that the complete remedy is to be looked for in a very exact control of the Asiatic searchers, such as can be found only in sufficient and effective European supervision. Short of such supervision, the following suggestions seem to carry the control of Asiatic searchers as far as is possible :--- 1. Searchers, either from the Captain Superintendent of Police or the Superintendent of Imports and Exports' department to wear uniform wherever possible. The District Watchmen not to be employed on searching.

2. The Cadet Officers of the department from which the searchers are drawn to make surprise visits as often as possible.

3. The notice, of which the following is a literal translation, to be distributed through Boarding Houses and wharves, and (where possible) ships :-

NOTICE.

HALLIFAX, Secretary for Chinese Affairs, in the matter of a notice :-

On no account should any policeman, revenue officer, or district watchman receive any money or gift on searching or on any other duty. If any policeman. revenue officer, or district watchman receives any bribe, and if any person bribes them with money or gift, both the giver and the receiver are guilty and will be punished upon discovery. All people should observe this. This special notice.

Dated the 17th March, 1917.

Notices as to S.I.E. permits are another matter and are hardly necessary in this connection.

4. Searching sheds (or at least counters) to be provided wherever possible.

5. Boarding House runners to wear distinctive marks.

(This matter is included in the new Boarding House regulations now being drafted by the Crown. Solicitor.)

6. The attention of the Shipping Companies to be again drawn to the quantity of what is really cargo being taken as passengers' effects.

7. (A suggestion which may be considerably wider than the reference.)

To prevent double searching as far as may be, the Captain Superintendent of Police to confine the activities of his staff principally to exports, and the Superintendent of Imports and Exports of his principally to imports; exceptions being made when either department is dealing with special information received.

E. R. HALLIFAX,

Secretary for Chinese Affairs.

C. McI. MESSER,

Captain Superintendent of Police.

R. O. HUTCHISON,

Superintendent, Imports and Exports.

17th March, 1917.

Daily Press

of 7.8.17.

No. 270.

69

HONGKONG.

THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR.

No.

14

1917

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, 16th August, 1917.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE,

HONGKONG, 15th August, 1917.

SIR, I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your code telegram of the 4th instant conveying Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig's message from His Majesty's Armies in France on the third anniversary of the war.

This message was read by the Bishop of Victoria at the Special Service of Interces- sion held at St. John's Cathedral Church on the 5th instant and has been published in the local Press. The confidence in ultimate victory which it breathes is shared to the full by all classes of the Community of this far distant outpost of the Empire, who are filled with admiration of the splendid achievements won by the heroic armies serving under the command of Sir Douglas Haig.

I enclose copies of the Litany in. which the congregation at the Cathedral Church joined during the Service of Intercession, on the conclusion of which a special collection was made in aid of the Prisoners of War fund. I also enclose a Press account of a Special Service and collection held at the Sikh Temple on the 4th instant, which was largely attended by soldiers, police and private watchmen and others of the Sikh religion. in the humblest walks in life in the Colony. A further collection was made on Sunday August 12th which brought the total amount subscribed to the sum of $512.

Special Services were also held on Sunday the 5th August at the Roman Catholic Cathedral and at the Union Church both of which were largely attended.

The Right Honourable

I have, &c.,

F. H. MAY,

Governor, &c.

WALTER LONG, M.P.,

&c..

&c.,

&c.

Telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to the Governor of Hongkong, dated 4th August, 1917.

Sir Douglas Haig sends the following:--

'Our Armies in France drawn from every part of the British Empire, bring to the fourth year of the War a steady confidence justified by their past achievements.

Unfaltering in their resolution to complete the task to which they have put their hands, they will fight on till the enemy is overthrown."

LONG.

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HONGKONG.

WEST RIVER FLOOD RELIEF FUND, 1914.

Laid before the Legislative Council by Command of His Excellency the Governor, 2nd August, 1917.

No.

13

1917

The accounts of this Fund, administered by a joint European and Chinese Com- mittee, are published for general information. They show a balance in the hands of the Treasurer of $5,934.89: this balance being less than the Contractor's retention (ride below) of $9,490.27, the account may be considered as closed. Some $242,000 of the total subscribed was expended on the immediate relief of destitution and the repair of earth embankments--principally on the second item. This repair work was carried out on a plan which included such improvements as the time available to allow of the planting of new crops permitted, and the money was paid directly and publicly by our representatives to the representatives of the various districts concerned. In nearly all the cases the work stipulated for was inspected, either completed or in hand. Full reports by Mr. A. E. Wood were from time to time during 1914 and 1915 published in the Press.

+

There still remained a balance to the credit of the Fund of over $60,000 at the end. of 1915, and it was decided to utilise this for the erection of a sample water gate of a permanent character. A site as typical as possible was selected at Fu Wan near Shiu Hing: and the gate was built by Messrs. Sang Lee & Co. (Hongkong) to the design and under the supervision of Mr. D. Jaffé of the P.W.D., who had the assistance of other officers of his Department. The total cost of the gate was about $68,000—rather in excess of the balance of the Fund: the difference has been made good by the Hongkong Government. It is a piece of work that does credit to the Colony: and though there is little likelihood that it will be directly copied, the influence of the example will it is hoped make itself felt in the re-building of the subsidiary gates which are necessary to complete the system in the area of which the new gate is the key. Some such gates already exist in the ancient form.

Mr. Jaffé's work was purely voluntary: the only condition imposed was that a fee of $1,000.should be made over to the War Charities on his account when the work was completed.

17th May, 1917.

E. R. HALLIFAX,

Hon. Sec., West River Flood Relief Fund, 1914.

F

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THE HON. TREASURER

IN ACCOUNT WITH

West River Flood Fund, 1914.

To Hongkong Government's donation

$ C.

50,000.00

C.

JJ

European donations...

50,519.40

By Amount transferred to Hongkong & Shanghai Bank, Canton, as per at- tached Statement A

240,000.00

,, Donations collected by the Tung Wah

Hospital, less disbursements

""

116,740.66

Payments to sundry officers for expenses in connection with distribution of relief

1,214.76

Amount received from Bazaar Com-

mittee

90,000.00

Payments to Government Engineers for

Balance of Canton Account

3.27

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expenses in connection with Fu Wan Watergate

1,275.92

Interest on current account

3,690.44

>>

Payment to Contractor, account Fu Wan

Watergate

55,778.20

Payment to Taikoo Dock. account Fu

Wan Watergate .......

3,750.00

13

:

Payment to villages of Pak Shek Wai, Ko In Yuen and Wai-t'au and dis- trict, for repairs to river bank ...

2,000.00

Fee due to Government Engineer handed

to War Charities...

1,000.00

27

Balance of current account with Hong-.

kong & Shanghai Banking Corpora- tion, Hongkong, (12th June, 1917)...

5,934.89

TOTAL...

$ 310,953.77

June 12th. To Balance,

5,934.89

Examined and found correct.

E. D. C. WOLFE,

HONGKONG, 6th July, 1917.

Hon. Auditor.

TOTAL...

HONGKONG, 12th June, 1917.

$ 310,953.77

N. J. STABB,

Hon. Treasurer.

1914.

Oct. 19

Nov. 27

1915. Jan.

9

67

STATEMENT "A".

A. E. WOOD AND TONG YAT CHUN

IN ACCOUNT WITH

West River Flood Fund, 1914.

Hongkong Currency.

Canton sub, coin.

Transferred to Canton :

@ex.

C.

$50,000 Hongkong Currency converted into Canton

Various disbursements as per

detailed statements

Canton

sub. coin.

289,590.00

sub. coin.on :-

20/10 1914

11,500 119

21/10/1914

16,000

19,080.00

13,713.75 Balance of Canton Account transferred to Hongkong,

22/10/1914

22,500 119

26,887.50

$3.27 Hongkong Currency

(@_ex. 114,70

3.75

$ 50,000

59,681.25

$50,000 Hongkong Currency

converted into

Canton

sub. coin on :

30 11 1914

1/12 1914 2 12 1914

20,000 123 20,000 10,000

24,600.00

24,600.00

"2

12,300,00

$50,000 Hongkong Currency

converted into Canton

sub. coin on :--

11/1/1915

20,000 122.80 24,560,00

12/1 1915

13 1 1915

10,000 20,000

"

12,280,00 24,560,00

Jan. 30

$75,000 Hongkong Currency

converted sub, coin on :

into Canton

20,000 118.40

23,680.00

Mar. 4

$15,000 Hongkong Currency

221915 3.2/1915 10,000 118,65 11,865.00 Do. 30,000 118.40 35,520,00

| 5/2 1915 15,000 118.65 17,797.50

converted into Canton

1

:

sub. coin on:

53 1915

15,000

121

18,150.00

$240,000 Hongkong Currency realized

Canton sub. coin

$289,593.75

$ 289,593.75