Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1844

68362

24-Feb.1953

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA,

AND HONG KONG GAZETTE. HONGKONG

VOL. III. No. 94.

NOTIFICATION.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, TUESDAY JANUARY 2ND, 1844.

 




All the Tenders must express the prices THE publication of the Hongkong Ga-in words and in every case sufficient per- zette under the authority of Government, sonal security will be required for the fulfil- will be discontinued from this date: but all ment of the Agreement entered into. public orders and notifications appearing EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G.

PRICE $12 per annum.

means of exorting money. The Attorney-General said, the bill before them contained objectionable clau- ses; he was averse to going back to severities of punishment, which have fallen into disuse since public opinion had ameliorated the practical operation of the law; he was unwilling to take cognizance of mere oral slander, and he thought that truth should be alone pleaded in justification, without leaving the validity of the plea to the discretion of a jury. But he cordially approved of all the provisions of the bill which really amended the law, as permitting the plea of truth in EXTRACTS FROM PEKING GAZETTE, Oct. 25th 1843. cases of criminal information.-After a few observa- On the recommendation of the Commander in Chieftions from M. Maclay and Mr. Bernal, who ex-

Victoria, 26th. December. 1843.

in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Commissariat, Gazette," with the signatures of duly au- thorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official.

By order,

The Tenders to be sealed, and marked on the Cover, Tenders for Bills, on G. L. Conyngham Esq."

CHAS. E. STEWART.

CONTRACT FOR PROVISIONS &c.

NOTICE is hereby given, that Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office until the 15th January 1844 at Noon, from such persons as may be willing to contract for the supply of the undermentioned articles for the use of the Troops and Military Hos- pitals in the Island of Hongkong, com- mencing from the 1st. February 1844. viz. Fresh Beef, daily Bread,

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of the Mantchoo Standards, the blocks of that J. ROBT: MORRISON, corps are to be carefully examined a I for all the in-pressed the satisfaction that the Attorney-General, in his honest and camd speech, had adopted the main Acting Sary and Treasurer. Lifferent pices the best fire arms substitated. The mi- principle of the bill; the House went into committee. litary barracks are henceforth to be painted with oil In its progress, Mr. C. Buller took the opportunity of Hongkong, March, 23rd. 1842. colors to preserve them against the weather. speaking generally on the measure, urging its adop- The boatmen of the vessels engaged in the transport tion, not on the ground of its perfection, but because NOTICE. of copper and lead have been in the habit of complain- it was a decided improvement of the law, calculated to ing that a quantity of the metal had during the voyage protect private character from the professional libeller, TENDERS for Bills, drawn by Her Ma-fallen into the river, whilst they had clandestine ap jesty's Plenipotentiary, on George Lenox propriated it to themselves, therefore raasters of these and drew a broad line between the honest public writer and the mere trading slanderer.-The question of Conyngham Esq. Downing St., London, for boats will be held responsible for the whole weight of leaving to a jury a discretionary power of judging of the sum of ?2,500, in Sets of ?250 each: their cargo, and obliged to make good any casual loss the validity of the plea of truth, by reference to con- Another proposal is made to urge the subscriptions siderations of public advantage and private motives, payable at 30 days sight, will be received in Honen and other Provinces in order to finish the raised a discussion, the Attorney-General thinking it at this Office, on or before Friday, the works along the Yellow river. unnecessary to make any change in the law at present On the suggestion of Governor Kekung and others in this respect. The clause containing the disputed 5th Instant, at Noon. Siam and Locchoo, should only once within four years bill, having been further discussed and amended, vas H. I. M. has decided, that the tribute bearers from provision was lost on a division, by 38 to 30.-The make their appearance at the court of Peking, to spare carried through committec.-Loudon Mail. them the too frequent fatigues of a long journey. Much dissatisfaction has beenvinced by the Mer- AUGUST 14.-CHINA: PRIZE MONEY-Sir C. Na- chants engaged in Opium traffic at the prohibition to Treasurer and Financial Secretary. pier begged to repeat the question relative to prize store the drug at Hongkong and consequently many money to the forces employed in China, which he had of the most influential of that body have determined to Treasurer's Office, put two or three times already without getting a satis remain at Macao, but what is a little absurd, these Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, factory answer. In Canton there had been captured gentlemen seem to be of opinion that the Colony of at the two several periods of its ransom the sums of Hongkong will, through the absence of their patro 23rd December, 1843. three million and six million dollars, and a year's batta nage, remain nothing better than a military post, and had been promised, but never paid. So many as 700 all anticipations of it's proving an important depot of vessels had also been seized, and these, although usu- merchandise will prove illusive. We think however ally regarded as prizes, were delivered up, by order of that these are very incorrect views of the prospects of her Majesty's Commissioner, to the Chinese. The Hongkong; we hope to see the trade between Eagland officer engaged in the expedition had received orders and China sgon swell to such an extent as to render of the Bath and other distinctions, but the sailors had the absence or presence of the Opium merchants utterly been disappointed of that which was a natural stimulus insignificant in the advancement of the prosperity of to their entering the service, namely, prize money. He the new Colony. hoped the right hon gentleman would be able to give an It is fhentioned that very large crop of Tea of ex- explanation that would be satisfactory to the persons cellent quality is anticipated and that Chinese produce interested.-Sir R. Peel said, he was not prepared to of various descriptions was expected to arrive in Can- make any announcement to the House in answer to the ton in larger quantities than had ever yet been known. question pub to him by the gallant officer. He was sure Last accounts mention that Opium maintains very the House would feel that before her Majesty was high prices in China.-Calcutta Overland Star. advised to grant any 'sum to the army and navy, it was fit that all the facts should be known, to enable the Go. THE QUEEN IN FRANCE." One-half the world," vernment, on satisfactory grounds, to give such advice. it is said, "don't know how the other half lives," and They had not yet tendered to her Majesty their the impression in France appears to be, that our beloved advice, and he conceived that uo announcement ought Queen lives chiefly on Cheshire cheese and London to be made before that step was taken. As to the ex-porter. The only luxuries that the papers mention as penses of the war, he was not yet aware what they having been sent for by Louis-Philippe for the enter- would amount to. There was a sum of 250,000 dollars tainment of his fellow-sovereign, are "filthy beer" and taken, with respect to which the Government, being strong family Cheshire," uncertain whether it was to be regarded as prize mo ney, had made application to Sir Henry Pottinge ron the subject Not knowing what would be the expenses of the war it would be premature at present to say for Hospitals only, daily or anything ns to the amount of prize money.-Sir C. Na- Orionwise, sy hetonier toned the akiuz vis money infeable to the payment of expenses of war would not of urawa unta quired a precedent. The right hon gentleman would fiudat very pernicious one.-Sir R. Peel said, that it was not case at present. The gallant officer must not suppose that the Clovernment were insensible to the glorious acts of the army and navy on the occasions referred to. The sum hore demanded from the Chinese was for payment of the expenses of the war. The duty purse demanded care on their part to have all the facts of considerable embarrassment, and the inquiry for incumbent upon the persons having charge of the public within their knowledge before they tendered to her fromage fort ? la bonne famille (good strong family Majesty any advice for a grant of publie money. With cheese) was very unsuccessful in the New Cut, into respect to the gratitude due from this country to the which the agent had wandered in his search for the army and navy, he fully concurred with the gallant coarse but wholesome condiment. Being a stranger in officer, but he hoped the House would aid the Govern- London, the emissury mustering up all the English l ment in postponing their decision as to a grant of could, addressed a stranger thus "Vil yon av de bont? public money until the facts were in their possession. to tel de vay-I shall find Cheshire?" The answer to AUGUST 10th.-LIBEL BILL.-The Defamation and which was given rather by way of comment to a by- Libel Bill stood next for consideration in committee. stander in the following terms:-"I sey, Bill, here's a On the question being put, Mr. Christie gave a brief rum cove! he wants to find the way into Cheshire!" sketch of the origin of the bill, and mentioned the high Punch. concurring authorities who, in the House of Lords, had examined its naturo, and given it their approba tion. The bill extended the remely by civil action, from written to spoken defamatory words, thereby re moving an inconsistency in the law; it permitted truth to be pleaded in justification, under certain restrictions, ns leaving it to the decision of the jury whether or not it was for the public advantage that the alleged libel should be published; and it amended the present state the reign of His late Majesty, intituled, "An Act to of the law with respect to criminal informations for regulate the Trade to China," whereby certain libel, by the introduction of provisions which were powers were vested in Officers therein described as calculated to give protection to the honest and respect "Superintendents of the Trade of His Majesty's Sub- able portion of the press, while it reached the worth-jects to and from the Dominions of the Emperor of less individuals who used the press as an infamous China:"

Salt Fish,

Tea,

Firewood,

Weekly

Nut Oil,

Cotton Wick,

Eggs,

Fowls,

Milk,

Potatoes,

Fruit,

Leeches,

Rice Straw,

for the Troops and Hospitals.

Further particulars, including the form and conditions of the Contract, may be known on application at this Office, at any time during the usual hours of business, until the day fixed for opening the Tenders, when the lowest offer, if in other respects eligible, will be accepted.

The Tenders may be made generally for the whole of the articles above specified, or separately as follows viz.

1. Bread.

2. Fresh Beef, Salt Fish and Tea. 3. Firewood, Oil, and Cotton Wick. 4. Hospital Supplies.

Tenders will be received and opened at the same time, for the supply of the under- mentioned articles viz.

1200 Chatties.

3000 Brooms.

100 Horn Lanterns.

100 Night Stools and Pans for Hospitals, deliverable at the Commissariat Store with- in one month from the time of agreement,

The papers say that a French agent has been to Lon- don for the purpose of getting these articles, and we hap- pen to know that the individual alluded to experienced considerable difficulty, owing to his ignorance of the English language. His first inquiry was for robuste de Tautas fun fun

askes for some parfait de pain blane (Whitbread's entire Finding his way at length to a public-house, and his instructions having referred particularly to double X, he called lustily at the bar for some deux foix dix; and the publican not understanding him, pointed to a cask labelled Old Tom, which induced the agent to exclaim with considerable energy, "Non, non, non-pas de v?n?rable Thomas.

The search for the Cheshire cheese was also a source

A BILL INTITULED

An act for the better Government of Her Majesty's Subjects resorting to China. WHEREAS an Act, was passed in the fourth year of

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Aul, whereas, for giving fit effect to the purposes of the said Act, it is necessary that provision be made for the establis ment from time to time of regulations for

the government of Her Majesty's subjects resorting to Chara, and it is expedient that such regulations should ginate with some local authority cognizant of the ac Jual crccumstances and exigencies of suchfler Majesty's bjects, and of the Trade carried on by them in China: And whereas Her Majesty hath been pleased, by a Commission under the Great Seal of the United King. do e to establish a Legislative Council to make laws for the pence, order and good government of Her Ma jos subjects, being within Her Majesty's Island of Hongkong, and to constitute and appoint as Governor of the said Islan! the officer investet under the sand re- cod Act with the office of Chief Superintendent of the Trade Her Majesty to and from China;

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31 Be it Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Ex- cell at May, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal. and Commons. in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Autho rity of the same, that it shall be lawful for Her M- jesty, by any Coumission or Camissions under the Great Seal of the United Kinom, or by any instruc tions under Her Majesty's Signet and Sigs Manual ac- companying and referred to any such Commission or Commissi, to authorize the Superintendent of the "Trade of Her Majesty's subjects in China (so long as such Superintendent shall be also the Governor of the said Island of Hongkong) to enact, with the advice of the Legislative Council of the said Island of Hong. kong, all such laws and ordinances as may from time to time be required for the peace, order and good govern ment of Her Majesty's subjects being within the do- minions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than One hundr d Miles from the Const of China, and to enforce the execution of such laws and ordinances by such penalties and forfeitures as to him, by the advice afore- said, shall seem fit; and that it shall also be lawful for Iter Majesty, by any such Commission or ('ommissions or instructions as aforesaid, to impose upon the exercise of the before-mentioned legislative authority all such conditions and limitations as Her Majesty shall see fit to prescribe; and f...t it shall also be lawful for Her Ma jesty to disallow, in the whole or in part, any Laws or Ordinances so to be enacted as foresaid, and with the advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council, to alter the same or any of them as to Her Majesty in Council shall

seem meet,

2. And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by any Coramission or Warrant under Her Royal Sign Manual, to make such provision as to Her Majesty may seem fit for the temporary exercise of the duties of the said Chief Superintendent in the event of a vacancy occurring in that office by death, resignation or otherwise, and that the provisions herein erntained respecting the said Chief Superintendent shall be taken to apply to the persons for the time being exer- cising the duties of Chief Superintendent under such Commission or Warrant.

§3. And be it Enacted, That in shall also be lawful for Her Majesty, by any order or orders made with the advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council, to ordain, for the government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than One hundred Miles from the Coast of China, any Law or Ordinance which to Her Majesty in Council may seem meet, as fully and effectual as any such Law or Or. dinance could be made by ller Majesty in Council for government of Her Majesty's subjects being within the sard Island of Hongkong.

And be it Enacted, That all such Commissions and Instructions and Orders in Council as aforesaid, and ni! Laws and Ordinances so to be made as aforesaid, shall lead before both Houses of Parliament as soon as consouly may be after the making and acting

5. And be it Functie 1991 vi?n und so sam us any such Commission or tamnis-iens no shall have been received at the sail Island of Hongkon by the Superintendent and Governor foresaid, or by the officer for the time being in the admin suration of the said superintendence and government, so much of the said recited Act as relates to the powers and authorities to be exercised by the Superintendents therein mentioned over and in respect of the trade and commerce of Her Majesty's subjects within any part of the dominions of the Emperor of China, or as relates to the mak ng and issuing direc. tions and regulations touching the said trade and com- merce, and for the government of Her Majesty's subjects within the said dominions, ani as relates to the imposition of penalties, forfeitures or imprisonments for the breach creation of a Court of Justice for the trial of offences com- mitted by ler Majesty's subjects, as therein mentioned, shall be repealed Provided nevertheless, That all things therefore done in pursuance of the said recited Act shall be of the same validity and Feet as if this Act

kering amends to the plaintiff, or his agent | privil re of autoinen is provided in actions brought against any Justice of the Peace for any act done by him in the exe

cution of in

Hice:

Having thus explained the principles by which we shall be guided in conducting the paper, we solicit the co-operation of our friends in furnishing us with information on every subject at all bearing $7 Ait Enacted, That this Act may be amend-upo Chinese questions. We shall esteem it a ed or repa by any Act to be passed in this Session great favor also if Masters of Vessels will give us information respecting shoals, extracts from their of Parlime log-books with the state of the Barometer &c. We have only to add, that we trust it may be during gales; a list of vessels spoken &c. our good fortune to have to record from time to time during the present year, the increasing pros- perity of the Colony, and the growth of friendly feelings between our countrymen and the Chinese. Under liberal management, Hongkong must and will prosper, and take its place as a commercial mart, among the first, if not the first of our Eastern Colonies. CANTON 29TH DECEMBER, 1843.

We unde and it is intended that a Steamer be despatched om Hongkong to the north every six weeks. H. Steamer Driver is hourly expected to return from husan, where however we have not yet heard of he arrival, we being in possession of no later news from there than the 15th of this month, as men- tioned in our last. H. M St. Vizen will, we believe, leave for the north about the 10th of next month.

Canton Press.

IN the Press and will be published on the 15th January. THE HONG-KONG ALMANAC FOR 1844;

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Fixed and Moveable Feasts, Chino Kalendar,

English Kalendar,

Moon's Age,

Sun's Declination Table, Equation Table,

Her Majesty's Government Hongkong, Consular Establishments.

Her Majesty's Fleet in China with a list of Officers on board each Ship, date of appointment, pay &c. Her Majesty's Forces in China. H. E. I. Co's, do. do.

Dangers in the China Seas,

Post Office Regulations,

Port and Harbour do.

A meeting of British Merchants was held at the British Consul's Office, Howqua's Hong,on the 22nd December to make arrangements for the allotments of land. Several parties have taken lots; the exact tenure has not be defined, neither have the plans for building been laid down. It is expected how- ever that the ground rent will be moderate.

No material change has taken place in the state of the market, with the exception that notwit:- standing the news received by the September Mail, there is increased excitement in the Green Tea market. Full prices have been paid on the eve of expected advices from England per Akbar up to 6th November, when at least 2 to 3 millions pounds more of green tea will have arrived and

Table of dates of arrival of the Overland Mail in prices will have inevitably fallen. This excite-

Do.

China.

Do. in Calcutta. List of Houses of Agency in China. Do.

Do.

Do.

Do. in London connected with

inent appears singular in the face of (it is said) a full crop, and when coming events must effect a con- siderable reduction on present rates. The late period at which a large portion of the Green Teas Foreign Residents in Hongkong and of last year left, will prevent early shipments of the present season from commanding those prices which have usually ruled consequent upon a low stock.

China.

China.

The Chinese Tariti,

The Duties levied in England on Chinese Exports. The report of the Assay of various coins at Canton. Do. Shanghai. Do.

The new act of Parliament relative to the govern- ment of British subjects of China. Also, at the same time will be published.

THE HONG-KONG SHEET ALMANAC FOR 1844;

The publication is unavoidably delayed until the 15th instant, owing to the desire to make the work

as complete as possible.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETT, commenced on Thursday last at 5 o'Clock A. M.

ENGLAND UNITED STATES CALCUTTA

BOMBAY SYDNEY

LATEST DATES. Dec. SINGAPORE Sept. 6 JAVA Nov. 4 Aug. 15 Dec. Nov. 10

MANILA

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Oct.

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CHUSAN

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AMOY

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2ND, 1844. We offer our congratulations to our friends on the commencement of another year-may it be more pro-perous in every respect than its prede-

cessor.

CORONER'S INQUEST.

An Inquest was held at the Office of Mr. Farn- comb, Coroner, on the 29th Instant, on the body of Mr. John Reid, late in the service of the Pro- prietors of the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

The Jury on being sworn proceeded to view the body which was lying in a room of the upper floor of the Eastern Globe Office, after which they re- turned to the Coroner's Office to hear the evidence. Pieter Caulincourt Me Sweeny sworn. I know the deceased, I have heard that he was in the em- ploy of the Proprietors of the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette. About a fortnight ago the deceased came to me and requested ine to let him

have a spare room in the Eastern Globe Office to sleep in, as he could find no place to live in but what was high rented. I said he might come there. During the time he was staying there he com- plained of illness, but nothing serious; I never saw him intoxicated as he confined himself to his room. I do not know where he got his meals. As I was at dinner yesterday my servant told me that the deceased died about 12 o'Clock that day. I went into the room and found the deceased lying on a couch quite dead. His legs were drawn up. Mr. Christopher informed me that he went into the room and straightened them.

Richard Oswald, sworn. I have known the

With the commencement of a new Volume we feel ourselves bound to return our best thanks for the support which has hitherto been afforded us; deceased ever since his arrival in China. He was Gage Aue longist will be found to engaged by Mr. Whic.lisher of Friend merit the patronage which has hitherto been ex tended to it. In undertaking an issue twice a months, during which time he was frequely in Week we are not insensible to the fact that our toxicated, and was often never sober for several labours will be much increased,and that some diffi- days together. About five weeks ago, owing to culty may be experienced in always providing mat- draking he was very sick and went to the Hospi- ter of local interest. Still it will be our endeavour tal, where he remained fourteen days. On coming as far as possible to fill our pages with China news out he appeared improved in health. I then enga- alone: and we rely with confidence upon our friends ged him on behalf of Mr. White to adjust some ac- to the Northward and elsewhere for informing us counts, which he did for a day or two, but he got so We intoxicated that he could not attend to his work. of every thing of interest which may occur. do not wish to devote our columns to extracts Since the time of his leaving me I have not seen from English papers not relating to China-as a him about any where; I only heard this morning general rule we merely intend to give a Sum- concerning his death. Mail. In our monthly Summaries however we shall insert the latest news from Manila, Australia and New Zealand,as there is a probability that news from the two latter places will thus reach En- gland much carlier in general than by the direct

of any such directions or regulations. or as relates to the mary of the news on the arrival of each Overland nial Surgeon was then read by the Coroner, which

had not been passed.

route.

A report from Alexander Anderson Esq. Colo- states that the deceased had been labouring under Delirium tremens and disease of the brain caused by intemperance, and which in his opinion was the cause of death.

VERDICT. Died by the visitation of God.

RECORD

JANUARY.

As heretofore, so in future, we shall carefully avoid giving insertion to any matter of a personal nature. Nevertheless our columns are open to all whose real or fancied grivances require redress, OF OCCURRENCES IN CHINA DURING THE YRAR 1843. provided we are furnished (in confidence) with the name of the party addressing us. We wish it to 3rd. Overland mail arrived in Hongkong from be distinctly understood however, that by giving Calcutta, per Anonyma, from the Sandheads 30th No- insertion to a correspondent's letter we by november, and Singapore 14th December. means intend to identify ourselves with his views; and many instances may occur in which we may feel ourselves bound to insert articles advocating views diametrically opposite to those which we

$6. And be it Enseted, That every suit or action which shall be brought inst any person for any thing done in pursuance of this Act shall be commenced within six calentar mouths after the fact committel, and not afterwards, except where the cause of action shall have arisen in any pace not within the jurisdiction of any of Majesty Courts having civil jurisdiction, and then within six cal adar months after the plaintiff and defen dant shall have been both within the jurisdiction of any such court; and every such action or suit shall be brought in the place where the cause of action shall have arisen in any lace not within the jurisdiction of any of Her Ma. jesty's Couts having civil jurisdiction: and he defendant shall be entitled to the tike notice, and shall have the like ourselves entertain

Two Japanese sailors are brought into Macao by the American Ship Hopewell from Oahu. They were picked up after tossing about in the Pacific for 210 days by the American Whaler Francis who carried

them to Oahu...

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At 11 o'clock the same night an attack was made by Pirates upon the Victoria cutter anchored in front of the Praya Grande, Macao. They cleared the cabin of its moveables, wounded two Europeans who were on board, and spiked the guns.

5th. Price of Opium at Canton, Patna 8 780 a 785; Benares $ 750 Malwa 8 590. Exchange on England 4s. 9d. Mexican Dollars 54 per cent discount. Sycee 1 premium.

6th. The Macao Lorcha No. 62 was attacked by Pirates on her passage to Hongkong. Two English men who resisted were severely wounded and plundered of $ 512 besides clothes &c. On the same night the colonial lorcha Enterprise, Captain Sharp,was attacked, the Captain, his officer, and four of the crew were mur- dered. Mr. Wilson of the firm of Turner & Co. was the only European who escaped. Property to the amount of $30,000 was taken from the vessel.

7th. Two seacunnies belonging to the Pantaloon embarked in a fast boat from the Prava Grande to go

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governor of Fokien and Chekiang is to cross over immediately to Formosa, make inquiries and report upon the subject.

Also a communication from H. Sir Henry Pot- tinger objecting to the expression that the Celestial dynastry has for its principle in governing all foreign- ers without its pale."

2014. First day of Macao Spring Races. Winners, Trial Stakes, Mr. River's g. a. h. Skylark; Ludies' Purse, Mr. C. O'Malley's r. p. Badger; the Macao Welter, Mr. Weller's g. a. h. The Doctor.

21st

A Memorandum is sent to Elepog by H. E. the Plenipotentiary respecting the ariff, import, export, and transit duties.

22nd. Second day Macao Races. Winners, Bedouin Cup, Mr. River's g. a. h. Little Wonder; Barrier Plate Mr. Oliver Twist's b. p. Charlie Bates; the Give and Take Stakes, Mr. Riger's g. a. h. Skylark. The Clipper Mor arrived from Bombay 20th De. Villiam

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The publication of the Canton Register is removed to Hongkong.

12th. The Clipper Sylph arrived from Calcutta 31st. March, and Singapore 26th. April.

13th Charles Hillier Es, is appointed as istant to the Chief Magistrate.

15th. The Spanish schooner Flecha artiyed with 25 persons belonging to the British barque Christopher Rawson, which was lost on a shoal on the 2nd instant. A forged edict purpoting to be issued by Mr. Me rison appears in Canton, with the view of exciting the Chinese to further acts of violence.

16th. The Land Officer (Hongkong) is instructed to report finally to Government all cases in which he has not received satisfactory information with regard to the tenure of land.

18th. H. E. Vice Admiral Sir William Parker is invested with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, on board II. M. S. Cornwallis.

The American Commodore sends the schooner Ariel to Macao, on the pretence of her not being au thorised to carry the American flag.

19th Hawng and Heyling return to Canton. 20th. H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger is invested with inners, the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Forced Honorable Military Order of the Bath, at Govern- .in. p. ment House Hongkong. .a. h. 25th. The American Consul at Macao returns the Ariel's papers, not being aware of the existence of any inners, informality in them Charlie

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FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain Willem Buckle having greate part of her argo engaged, will have quick despatch. For freight or passage apply to Captain Buckle on board, 04 BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

NOTICE.-We, the undersigned beg to announce that wo have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of Disandt and Tiedeman. D. DISANDT.

F. H. TIEDEMAN.

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844.

Our Mr. Disandt having for the last eight years been connected with the Establishment of Messrs Colvin Ainslie Cowie & Co. of Calcutta we have pleasure in offering our services as Agents to the Army in China.

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JAMES WELCH

'CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c. Queen's Road Victoria.

pur-RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of II. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately tions made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi. cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. Ile

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le for further assures them that any commands with which De- he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- arded tions, fetitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

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the main or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. hs this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having lings claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on

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or before the 31st inst, and all parties indebted to the same are required payment of their accounts nam tiiness from this date will be conducted J. B. PAIN & Co. Victoria, January, 1st 1844.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

ipo P. TOWNSEND has been Instructed to bring forward and sell on Monday next the 8th lust

and

to the highest bidder the whole of the Furniture and left fittings on the Premises of Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Consisting of Dining, Breakfast and Tea Tables, Sideboard, Card Tables Tea Poys Wash hand Stand been complete, Beds Couches Ilanging Lamps, Dripstone Ele- Table shades Dressing Tables and Toilet Glasses, Cooking utensils, Crockery and Glass Ware, Meat Safe Spare Chamber Service, Tea Pots Basons and Spare Crockery, the Shop fitting's consisting of bay Writing Desk with Pigeon holes, Showglass Cases of Fe-the best Toon, Shelves, Godown Horses,a Sign Board rch. old Tin Boxes &c.

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GABB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

TO LET.

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capalde of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent 830 per month each.

Apply to

A. Me.CULLOCH

46 Queen's Road.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

And whereas, for giving full effect to the purposes of the said Act, it is necessary that provision be made for the establishment from time to time of regulations for the government of Her Majesty's subjects resorting to China, and it is expedient that such regulations should originate with some local authority cognizant of the ac Jual circumstances and exigencies of such Her Majesty's subjects, and of the Trade carried on by them in China: And whereas Her Majesty bath been pleased, by a Commission under the Great Seal of the United King. dom to establish n Legislative Council to make laws for the peace, order and good government of Her Ma- jesty's subjects, being within Her Majesty's Island of Hongkong, and to constitute and appoint as Governor

of the said Island the officer invested under the said re- cited Act with the office of Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty to and from China;

privilege of tendering amends to the plaintiff, or his agent or attorney, as is provided in actions brought against any Justice of the Peace for any act done by him in the exe ention of his office:

$7. And be it Enacted, That this Act may be amend ed or repaled by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament

We understand it is intended that a Steamer be despatched from Hongkong to the north every six weeks. H. M. Steamer Driver is hourly expected to return from Chusan, where however we have not yet heard of her arrival, we being in possession of no later news from there than the 15th of this mouth, as mea- tioned in our last. H. Me St. Vizen will, we believe, leave for the north about the 10th of next month.- Canton Press

$1. Bet Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Ex-IN the Pre cellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent

of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Autho rity of the same, that it shall be lawful for Her Mu jesty, by any Commission or missions under Great Seal of the United Kingsom, or by any instruct tions under Her Majesty's Signet and Sign Manual c companying and referred to in any such Common or Commissions, to authorize the Superintendend the Trade of Her Majesty's subjects in Chins (ao long as such Superintendent shall be also the Governor of the said Island of Hongkong) to enact, with the advice of the Legislative Council of the said Island of Hang kong, all such laws and ordinances as may from time time be required for the peace, order and good gover ment of Her Majesty's subjects being within the minions of the Emperor of China, or being within ship or vessel at a distance of not more hundred Miles from the Coast of China, and to the execution of such lawn and ordinabees penalties and forfeitures as to him, by the advi said, shall seem fit; and that it shall also Her Majesty, by any such Commission or or instructions as aforesaid, to impose upon of the before-mentioned legislative authari

conditions and limitations es Her Majesty

to prescribe; and it shall also be lawful f

jesty to disallow, in the whole or in part,

or Ordinances so to be enacted as aforesaid,

the advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council,

same or any of them as to Her Majesty in Council shall

when meet

2. And be it Enacted, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by any Commission or Warrast ander Her Royal Sign Manual, to make such provisos a to

Her Majesty may seem fit for the temporary

of the duties of the mid Chief Superintendent in the

event of a vacancy occurring in that office

rep

resignation or otherwise, and that the provisions egntained respecting the said Chief Superintendent shall

be taken to apply to the persons for the time being

cising the duties of Chief Superintendent und Commission or Warrant

$8. And be it Enacted, That in shall also be for Her Majesty, by any order or orders made advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council, to ord the government of Her Majesty's subjects being the dominions of the Emperor of China, or being any ship or vessel at a distance of not more the hundred Miles from the Coast of China, any Ordinance which to Her Majesty in Council me meet, as fully and effectualy as any such Law dinance could be made by Her Majesty in Coun government of Her Majesty's subjects being with said Island of Hongkong.

64. And be it Enacted, That all such Commi and Instructions and Orders in Council as aforesaid all Laws and Ordinances so to be made as afor shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament conveniently may be after the making and ens

5. And Leit Enacted, That when and so soon any such Commission or Comunissions as afores shall have been received at the said Island of Hopeglan by the Superintendent and Governor aforesaid, or by officer for the time being in the administration of the superintendence and government, so much of the recited Act as relates to the powers and authorities exercised by the Superintendats therein mentioned o and in respect of the trade and commerce of Her Majeury subjects within any part of the dominions of the Emper of China, or as relates to the making and issuing dire tions and regulations touching the said trade and com merce, and for the government of Her Majesty's subje within the said dominions, and as relates to the imposition of penalties, forfeitures or imprisonments for the bread of any such directions or regulations, or as relates to th creation of a Court of Justice for the trial of offences com mited by Her Majesty's subjects, as therein mentioned shall be repealed: Provided nevertheless, That all things therefore done in pursuance of the said recited Act shall be of the same validity and effect as if this Act

hed not been passed.

6. And be it Enanted, That every suit or action which shall be brought against any person for any thing done in pursuance of this Act shall be commenced within six calendar months after the fact enmittel, and not afterwards, except where the cause of action shall have arisen in any place not within the jurisdiction of any of Her Majesty's Courts having civil jurisdiction, and then within six calendar months after the plaintiff and ten- dant shall have been both within the jurisdiction of any such court; and every such action or suit shall be brought in the place where the cause of action shall have arisen in any place not within the jurisdiction of any of Her Ma. jesty's Courts having civil jurisdiction; and he defendant

Shall be entitled to the like notice, and shall have the like

miin m

Missing

Pages 299-300

pp432

Having thus explained the principles by which we shall be guided in conducting the paper, we solicit the co-operation of our friends in furnishing us with information on every subject at all bearing upon Chinese questions. We shall esteem it a great favor also if Masters of Vessels will give us information respecting shoals, extracts from their log-books with the state of the Barometer &c. We have only to add, that we trust it may be during gales; a list of vessels spoken &c. our good fortune to have to record from time to time during the present year, the increasing pros perity of the Colony, and the growth of friendly feelings between our countrymen and the Chinese. Under liberal management, Hongkong must and will prosper, and take its place as a commercial mart, among the first, if not the first of our Eastern

CoPes

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

At 11 o'clock the same night an attack was made by Pirates upon the Victoria cutter anchored in front of the Praya Grande, Macao. They cleared the cabin of its moveables, wounded two Europeans who were on board, and spiked the guns.

6th. Price of Opium at Canton, Patna 8 780 a 785; Benares 750 Malwa 8 590. Exchange on England 4s. 9d. Mexican Dollars 5 per cent discount. Sycee 1 premium.

governor of Fokien and Chekiang is to cross over immediately to Formosa, make inquiries and report upon the subject.

Also a communication from H. E. Sir Henry Pot- tinger objecting to the expression "that the Celestial dynastry has for its principle in governing all foreign- ers without its pale."

20th. First day of Macao Spring Races. Winners, Trial Stakes, Mr. River's g. a. h. Skylark; Ladies' 6th. The Macao Lorcha No. 62 was attacked by Purse, Mr. C. O'Malley's r. p. Badger; the Macao Pirates on her passage to Hongkong. Two English-Welter, Mr. Weller's g. a. h. The Doctor. men who resisted were severely wounded and plundered 21st. A Memorandum is sent to Elepos by H. E. of 512 besides clothes &c. On the same night the. the Plenipotentiary respecting the tariff, import, export, colonial lorcha Enterprise, Captain Sharp, was attacked, and transit duties. the Captain, his officer, and four of the crew were mur- dered. Mr. Wilson of the firm of Turner & Co. was the only European who escaped. Property to the amount of $30,000 was taken from the vessel.

7th. Two seacunnies belonging to the Pantaloon embarked in a fast boat from the Praya Grande to go on board their vessel and were never after heard of. They had about $ 100 with them.

9th. The barracks of the 41st M. N. I. at Hong kong, were reduced to ashes by fire.

The brig Childers was lost in the Palawan passage. 10th. The Chinese Imperial Commissioner, Elepoo, arrived at Canton.

12tk, A Junk on her passage from Chuck-chew was attacked by pirates, and three of the crew severely wounded.

13th. The Committee appointed to Report upon the existing duties levied by the Chinese, inform H. E. that they are unable to obtain an authentic account of the authorised charges.

Two pirate boats arrived at Whampoa and were attacked by a number of ships bonts; six pirates were killed and twelve taken prisoners and sent to Canton for punishment.

14th The Clipper Water Witch arrived at Macao from the Sandheads 4th, and Singapore 23rd December. The first number of A Aurora Macaense, a new newspaper was published at Macao.

16th. H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger requests the indi- vidual opinionen persone gonorally on the subjects of a Tariff, Scale of Duties and Anchorage dues. 17th. A Mandarin with a peacock's feather visited Hongkong, bearing the Emperor's reply to H. E.'s despatch relative to the massacre of the crew of the Nerbudda.

19th. Information was received that the Spec schooner had been attacked by pirates on her passage from Macao, but beat them off. The Kappa was also attacked and compelled to fire, when she happily sunk one of the piratical craft. Several Namoa junks which sailed under convoy of H. M. S. Royalist have been captared and cleaned out, and the crews ill-treated. Hence no stall alarm exists amongst the natives. 20th. An interview took place between H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger and the Imperial Commissioner Elepoo on board the H. C. Str. Akbar at Whampon. The birth day of the first British subject born in the island of Hongkong.

22nd. Five men belonging to the Spanish Brig Singular wrecked on the Pratas shoal arrived at Macao. 25th, H. E. Elepoo issues proclamation censur ing the people of Canton for the late riot, and com- manding them in future to be peaceable.

27th. A letter is addressed to the Merchants by 11. E. the Plenipotentiary enclosing a request from H. E Elepoo that they would furnish a list of the existing import and export dues, and other charges. 28th. A meeting of British Merchants was held, when it was resolved that the Committee be request- ed to continue to act, and that all communications

with H. E. the Plenipotentiary should pass through

their hands.

31st. A fire in Hongkong consumed some outhouses belonging to Messrs. Gemmell & Co. and Messrs Fletcher Larkins & Co, also a quantity of Ordnance stores, Damage about 95,000

FEBRUARY

2nd. An extract from a memorandum addressed yb H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger to the Imperial Com- missioners inviting them to concert measures for the suppression of piracy, is published.

5th. A band of pirates from Kowloon attacked a house of the Catholic Missionaries but were repulsed after a struggle.

7th. The Overland Mail of 4th November arrived at Hongkong in the American schooner Zephyr from Bombay 16th December.

Same day the CELESTIAL 80 tons the first teak vessel built in Hongkong was launched.

8th. The Committee of Merchants communicate

to H. E. the result of their inquiries into the existing

scale of duties.

The American brig Sarah has brought two Ja- panese from Mazatlan.

10th. H. E. the Plenipotentiary in reply to an inquiry from the Merchants as to the period at which the guarantee of the Chinese government for the Hong Merchants is to dease, states that he considers the government absolved from further liability by the payment of 83.000,000.

11th. The first cargo of Ice from Chusan arrived in the Omega Captain White, it was imported by Messrs. Jardine Matheson & Co.

12th. The Chinese are busily engaged in re-building the Bogue Forts.

15th The small pox is very prevalent in Macao both amongst the Portuguese and Chinese, numbers de daily.

16th. The Emperor's reply concerning the For- mosa massacre is publish. nd states that Eliang

22nd. Second day r Macao Races. Winners, Bedouin Cup, Mr. River's g. a. h. Little Wonder; Barrier Plate Mr. Oliver Twist's b. p. Charlie_Bates; the Give and Take Stakes, Mr. River's g. a. h. Skylark. The Clipper Mor arrived from Bombay 20th De- cember and Singapore 26th January.

23rd. The Cornwallis 72 with H. E. Sir William Parker on hoard, arrived at Hongkong from Amoy. The wall of Messrs. Jardine Matheson and Co's. house gave way; some of the workmen were buried in the ruins.

24th. Third day of Macao Races. Winners, Winners' Cup, Mr. River's g. a. h. Skylark; Forced Handicap for Ponies, Mr. Oliver Twist's b. m. p. Charlie Bates; 50 Plate, Mr. River's b. a. h. Brobdignag

25th. Fourth day of Macao Races. Winners, Mr. River's Brobdignag, Mr. Oliver Twist's Charlie Bates, and Mr. O'Malley's Oberou.

MARCH.

giving directions for the manner of carrying on the 1st. A proclamation is issed by H. E. Elepoo trade now the Cohong is abolished.

2nd. The Clipper Red Rover arrived from Cal- outta 10th January.

4th. H. E. Elepoo expired at Canton.

8th. H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger communicates the plan proposed by the Chinese authoritios for the suppression of pivary, vizt. the fitting out of fishing 11th. The Clipper Rob Roy arrived,from Calcutta 19th January.

boats as cruisers.

16th. The VIXEN Steamer arrived from Bombay and Singapore 7th instant having Lieut. Col. Malcolm the bearer of the Ratified Treaty on board.

28th. The comet was first seen at Macao. It had

bem seen at Singapore and several other places on the 2d. instant.

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The publication [of the Canton Register is removed to Hongkong.

12th. The Clipper Sylph arrived from Calcutta 31st. March, and Singapore 26th. April.

13th. Charles Hillier Esq., is appointed assistant to the Chief Magistrate.

foth. The Spanish schooner Flecha arri?ed with 25 persons belonging to the British barque Christopher Rawson, which was lost on a shoal on the 2nd instant., A forged edict purpoting to be issued by Mr. Mog rison appears in Canton, with the view of exciting the Chinese to further acts of violence.

16th. The Land Officer (Hongkong) is instructed to report finally to Government all cases in which he has not received satisfactory information with regard to ? the tenure of land.

18th, H. E. Vice Admiral Sir William Parker is invested with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, on board H. M. S. Cornwallis.

The American Commodore sends the schooner Ariel to Macao, on the pretence of her not being au- thorised to carry the American flag.

19th Hawng and Heyling return to Canton. 20th. H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger is invested with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, at Glovera- ment House Hongkong.

25th. The American Consul at Macao returns the Ariel's papers, not being aware of the existence of any informality in them

(To be continued.)

FOR LONDON DIRECT. THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greates part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. For treigat or passage apply to Captain Buckle on board, o BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton. NOTICE-We the undersigned beg to announce that wo have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of Disandt and Tiedeman, D. DISANDT, F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844.

Our Mr. Disandt having for the last eight years been connected with the Establishment of Messrs Colvin Ainslie Cowie & Co. of Calcutta we have in China,

31st. A Circular is issued by H. E. The Plenio- pentiary informing the creditors of the Hingtae and pleasure in offering our services as Agents to the Army other Hongs that the 500,000 now in the hands of the Co-hong will be paid under the superintendance

of a British Officer.

ter to the Merchants informing them that Captain H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger addresses a let Balfour is about to proceed to Canton for the pur- pose of investigating into and adjusting the claims against the Co-hong.

APRIL

4th, H. M. the Queen of Portugal's brithday was celebrated at Macno with the usual demonstrations of loyalty.

7th. A List is published of the claims made for losses sustained at Canton during the riots of De- cember last, and amount of compensation awarded in satisfaction of the same.

The new Governor of Canton, Ching Lintsai arrived. 10th. A Notice is issued by HE. Sir Henry Pottinger, directing all holders of land in Hongkong to send in explanations of their claims fo hold, proofs &c., and authorising the Land Officer and Chief Magistrate to put a stop to all buildings encroaching, or which may encroach on any future

line of road &c.

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c. Queen's Road Victoria.

RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal. support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi. cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, efitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1811.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lafely existing under

the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. his this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst. and all parties indebted to the ainere required to payment of their accounts

JIM Clans Caperice Family ardived fron Calcutta 23rd February and Singapore 22nd March.am: the business from this date will be conducted.

H. E. the Plenipotentiary issues a Proclamation notifying that he has been compelled to inform the Chinese Aathorities that an extensive system of smuggling is carried on at Canton.

16th. Ke-Kung replies to the notification regard- ing smuggling, and requests that H. E. the Plenipo-P. tentiary will come forward with a plan of rules and regulations to prevent the same.

21st. The United States Frigate Constellation left

for Manilla on her return home.

poo.

MAY

1st. Official notice is given that Keying has been appointed Imperial Commissioner in the place of Ele- which destroyed 30 mat houses. A fire broke out in the lower bazaar Hongkong, 4th, The Clipper Anonyma arrived from Bombay 20th March bringing the Overland Mail of 6th Fe- bruary, which arrived at Bombay on the 15th March. 9th. An attack was made by robbers upon the house of the Morrisonian Education Society Mr. Brown was stabbed in two places. The robbers drove all the in- mates from the house, of which they had full possession for two hours and only decamped at daylight. Dr. Hobson, Mr. Brown and Mr. Morrison lost some pro- perty, and H. E. the Plenipotentiary's great seal was stolen.

10th A Notice is issued by the Chief Magistrate of Hongkong requiring all Chinese persons who go out after 8 o'Clock to carry lanterns with theme.

11th Hwang and the Tartar General Hey-ling ar- rived at Hongkong on a vte to H. E. the Plenipoten- tiary.

Victoria, January, 1st 1844.

J. B. PAIN & Co.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

TOWNSEND has been Instructed to bring forward and sell on Monday next the 8th Inst to the highest bidder the whole of the Furniture and fittings on the Premises of Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Consisting of Dining, Breakfast and Tea Tables, Sideboard, Card Tables Tea Poys Wash hand Stand complete, Beds Couches Hanging Lamps, Dripstone Table shades Dressing Tables and Toilet Glasses, Cooking utensils, Crockery and Glass Ware, Meat Safe Spare Chamber Service, Tea Pots Basons and Spara Crockery, the Shop fitting's consisting of Writing Desk with Pigeon holes,Showglass Cases of the best Toon, Shelves, Godown Horses,a Sign Board old Tin Boxes &c.

Hongkong, 2 January, 1844.

FOR SALE-E. 1. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to

GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co. TO LET

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $80 per month each. Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCH

46 Queen's Road.

197

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Cudersigned basing appointed Agents in Chiga, for up above (pany, ac prepared to accept satrance, at Hang-ka, a outr Isr. Buldings of Back or Store covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material. together with their contents, when such Budines are isol Fed from all others.

r

late of Premium, 3 per cent per annum, 2ND-On sich Bailings and their contents, when not solated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annuus. Ances for months of the annual rate, will and for 3 mentas, } 5 be charged. the 1st Class, Assurance for the fresent, will be accepte 1 to the extent of ?10.00 only on one rich. And of the do "ass, to the extent of ?8000.

A Bulb alus out are ken together, form one Ask Thus pore sans pay be underwritten either on a Bing alone or the contents alone; or, part on the chuching, et art on the contents.

No Ass is 1. Considered in force until the

Premium be r

Amongst eller alates of the Company, the Assured will the participate in the profits after five succee payments

Parties apply. Assurances will please send in ful particulars of the risk to be taken; any devistion from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON. & Co. Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1943.

NOTICE THE undersigned have just reived ex Petre!" direct from Manila, a consignment of very Superior Cigars Nos. 3, 4 and 5, in half and whole Boxes, also a few lars of Cocoa Nut Oil which they will be imp py to part with on reasonal e terms for Cash only as they are about leaving for Calcutta in a few days.

D. WILSON & Co.

Victoria, 12th Decher, 1845.

THE Copartnership existing Between DinoM, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DiuOM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver pool, and ourselves in China having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of EroM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIRO, HUNTER & Co., and nt Liverpool under the firm of DinoM, DAVIDSON & Co.; Maoist August, 1049

DIROM & Co.

NOTE--Goods and Merchandise, of all descri- tions received and carefully Stored in spacious dry, and Secure granite Gedowns Situated on the Qugen's Road. below the premises of Mesis. Gibb, Livingston & Co at Victoria, Hong Kong, upon moderate terms. Apply upon the premises to F. H. TIEDEMAN. Goods are received and sold on Commission

Victoria, 0th August 1843.

NOTICE The undersigned have established a House Agency in China, under the firm of end in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Cp Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and C. Laverpool. The partners in our several esta bishmate contiene na helore: Mr Edward Boustead managing in Chink, Alr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Chiste Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Ma Adom sykes at Sing, pore.

USTEAD, SCHWABE & CA

es to acquaint the ALBION HOTEL, mediate superintend y focus the contort of Fami. to vet the patrounge which tha

has increas are

Maco 1st Aug, 1-15.

NOTICE

A H. FRYER

to Hong.

HEGRESPON. CALDER & Co

For 8AM- Sup rin Bin Chick table for nava. Pilies Valform, & alex Black

fine quality-Broly in wood Curet indzen Cass Sherly in butts, Preserves and Pield of every des. cription

Apply 15

Queen's Pol. Vistoria.

7th September, 1848

1H THE DEMAN

NOTICE

THE UNDERSIGNED, being about to leave China, has transferred his cat-standing business to Messrs. BELL & Co. of Alacag. ROBERT WEBSTER. Hongkong, 13th November, 1-13.

CONSULT DE FRANCE EN CHINE.

Mr. CHAAL

AVIS-Pd on consulare, on date d'aujourd'hui ve consul, nppartient plus nu Consulat de CONTE DE RATTIMENTON

France en Chi

Macao, le 17 1812.

se faire interires

AVIS-Le Frais qui se treurent, ou se trouveront en Chi nesplus que s'ils veulents assurer la protection du Consulsi de Fran t la jouissance des arts et privil?ges doin attribu?s, oa qu ront l'eure ? Faveni, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonances sujets de S. al le Roi dea Fran?ais, devront registre matricule du dit Consulat, en se s, ou, en cas d'impossible en adressant au Casul une Toque ? ils d?clarer ne sous perment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte & eus qualite de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?es dans l'art 7 du code civil, tels que la naturalaston, a ptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de toneti ens publiques contes par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissem a fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France.

CONTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

NOTICE

FOR CHUSAN AND THE YANG-TZE-KEANG THE A. 1. Schooner "THOMAS CRISP," J. M. METCALFE Commander, will have immediate despatch, touching at all the Ports on her passage down.

For freight or passage apply to

N, DUUS.

or the Commander on board. Victoria, 11th December, 1843.

FOR SALE.

THE fast Sailing Hambro 'schooner "HEBE." with all her Stores &c. as she is now lying in the Harbour, She is built of Oak, is about six years old, carries a good Cargo, and is well adapted for the Coast trade. For Particulars, apply to F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, 23d. November, 1843.

ALL Persons i ving Claims on the Estate of J. W. it. Bennett, are hereby required to send in a statement of the same, and produce any securities which they may hold that the same may be examined previous to their making,onth thereof before a Magistrate, on or before and light packages the 31st instant, after which date no claim will be noticed or allowed.

FRANCIS SPRING.

Trustee.

Victoria, December, 13th 1843. NONCE Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stred in spacious airy and secure Brick Ghdowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Road spon moderate terms.

apply to

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire. N. DUUS. Goods received and so!! on Commission 18 Queen's, Road. Victoria, November, st 1843. ACTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha- by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins. tan signed all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Mose are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to ound in their claime. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment,

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb

ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts. JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees Singapore 20th October 1849. IN reference to the above Notice the Undersingned is authorised by lower of Attorney to act for the above named Trustees and requests immediate atten- tion of all concerned, to the foregoing notice

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

TO BE SOLD.

A desirable detached two Storied Residence, situate within a Ring Fence, and situate in the Healthiest

FOR SINGAPORE AND CALCUTTA. THE Brig "Algerine" will leave Hong. Kong. (onching at Macas) for the above Ports in a few days. For Freight of specie Apply to Victoria, 23d. November, 1844.

D. WILSON & Co.

FOR SALE.-Champaigne; French Claret in casks; Batavia Arrack; Vercelli and Muccaroni; Sar- dines and every description of Preserved Fish and Meats. Apply to

F. H. TIEDEMAN. Hong-kong, 16th November, 1843.

FOR SALE,-Prime Port, E. 1 Sherry, W. I. Sherry, Hock, Moselle, and Claret in.dozen Cases, Brands warranted, apply to F. H. TIEDEMAN, Queens Road.

Victoria, 10th August 1843.

FOR SALE. THE PRESS and TYPES lately used for printing the EASTERN GLOBE newspaper. A new fount of type has lately been added; the whole being in every respect suitable for parties wishing to establish a. Journal either at Hongkong, Canton, or any of the new ports of China. Terms extremely moderate.

Apply at the Office of the Eastern Globe. Victoria, 20th December. 1843.

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIONED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do. do. Cluret do. do.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victorie, 22nd November, 1943.

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843. FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen

Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar. rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Rice, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles. At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co.

of the Islan-Comming ? une and extensive view of the whole Bay, and also of the Town-and in thing sediate Vicinity of the Government Oflices- the House is wiltinished, contains numerous Bed Rooms, five airy spacious sitting Rooms &c. fitted with English Fire Grates, a strong and secure Treas ury with double doors, detached Godown, 60 feet--30 fest, extensive Servost Offices &e, the whole offering nd de investiment for Capital, and in every way suited for the resilence of a Mercantile Firm; at pre-to sent occupied the Undersigned, to whom apply for further partiens & GIBB. LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 9 October, 1813.

JUST RECE ED for sale by the undersigned, Beer in Cask, Oilt th Table Covers, Paints, and Paint Oil, Blankets, Is, Butter, Varnish, Pitch, Vinegar, spus, Coir top &c. &c. Apply to

P. TOWNSEND. Victoria, 28 December, 15 13.

FOR SALE.

A CARGO of Manila Timber daily expected. HUGHESDON, CALDER &Co. Victorm, hecember, 1843. FOR SALE SYCER SILVER in large Ingots.

IUGHESDON, CALDER &Co. etoria, 224. Ngeber 1843.

QR SALE-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil. Beer in hds.

At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.

TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjee Esq situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply Framjee Jemse,ce, Macao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843.

FOR SALE STOVES of various kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise & Co. to. JOHN RITSON. Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843.

THE following are the sole AGENTs for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

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NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing In "The Friendof China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the overaient are still to be considered as oficial. By order, J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer. Hongkong, March, 23ni 1812.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

IN conformity with Instructions from the Right Honorable Lord Stanley, Her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, the annexed copy of a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the Emperor of all the Russias is published for general information, together with Her Majesty's Order in Council giving effect to that Treaty.

By order of His Excellency the Governor and Commander in Chief of Hongkong &c. &c. Government House. Victoria, (Hongkong) January 2nd 1844.

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

AT THE COURT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE, The 24th day of February, 1843. PRESENT

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL. WHEREAS by an Act passed in the 59th year of the reign of His Majesty's King George the 3rd, intituled "An Act to carry into effect a Convention of "Commerce concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America, and a Treaty with the Prince Regent of Portugal," divers provisions were made respecting the duties payable, and the bounties and allowances to be granted "pon the importation and exportation of goods, wares and merchandize into or from the United Kingdom, in vessels of the United States and in Portuguese vessels, and also respecting the duties and charges payable upon vessels of the United States and upon Portuguese vessels, and likewise respecting the repayment of certain corporations, bodies politic and corporate, and sundry other persons, of the amount of the sums of money of which they would be deprived by means of the Act now in recital.

And Whereas by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the 1st & 2nd years of the reign of Har present Majesty, intituled "An Act to amend the Lars of the Customs," alier reciting as hereinbefore is recited, and also that subsequently to the enactment of the hereinbefore recited Act, Her Majesty and Her Royal Predecessors had made and concluded with divers Foreign Powers Treaties containing provisions similar to those recited in the said recited Act, and that doubts had arisen whether, according to the true construction thereof, the said recited Act did apply and extend to the Trade and Ship- ping of such other Foreign Powers, and that it was expedient that such doubts should be removed, it is thereby enacted and declared that from and after the ratification of any Treaty theretofore made by Her Majesty or any of Her Royal Predecessors subsequently to the enactmnont of the said recited Act, or of any Treaty which might thereafter be made by Her Majesty Her Heirs and Successors with any such Foreign Power, in which Treaty had been or should be contained provisions similar to those contained in the said recited Act, all and every the provisions, clauses, matters and things in he said recited Act contained did and should apply and extend to the Trade and Shipping of such Foreign Powers respectively as fully and effectually to all intents and pur- poses as to the Trade and Shipping of the said United States and of the said Kingdom of Portugal. And by the said Act now in recital it is enacted and declared, that the said recited Act did not extend, and should not be construed to extend, to grant or to confer upon the Trade or Shipping of the said United States or of the said Kingdom of Portugal, or of any other Foreign Power, or to the subjects of such States or Kingdom, or of any such Foreign Power as aforesaid, any other or greater advantages than such as should have been stipulated for and granted to the said United States, the said Kingdom of Portugal, or any such other Foreign Power, by the respective Treatics subsisting and in force between them respectively and Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Succes- sors or Her Royal Predecessors, but that the said recited Act should be so construed and applied as to give full and complete effect to such respective Trea- ties so long as the same shall respectively remain in force, and should provide such and only such indemnity as therein inentioned to such bodies politic and corporate and other persons as were therein mentioned, for such losses as they should respectively sustain by the execution of such respective Treaties.

And for the prevention of uncertainty therein it was enacted by the said Act now in recital, that it should and might be lawful for Her Majesty by any Order or Orders by Her made, with the advice of Her Privy Council, and published in the London Gazette from time to time, to declare what are the Foreign Powers with which any such Treaty or Treaties as aforesaid is or are subsisting, and that the Act now in recital and the said recited Act should apply, and should be deemed from the tune of the ratification of any such Treaties to have been applicable to the Trade and Shipping of such Foreign Countries as should be so mentioned in any such Order or Orders in Council as aforesaid so long as any such Order or Orders shall continue unrevoked and no longer.

Now therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, doth, in pursuance and in excrcise of the power and authority in Her vested by the Act so passed as aforesaid in the Session of Parliament held in the 1st and 2nd year of Her reign, declare that such a Treaty as in the same Act is mentioned, containing provisions similar to those contained in the said recited Act of the 59th year of His Majesty King George the 3rd, is now subsist- ing between Her Majesty and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, being a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the Em- peror of all the Russias, signed on the 11th day of January, in this present year, and the ratifications whereof were exchanged on the 31st day of the same month. And the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION

BETWEEN

HER MAJESTY

AND THE

EMPEROR OF ALL THE RUSSIAS. Signed at St. Petersburgh, January 11, 18". [Ratifications exchanged at London, January ...

1343]

WM. L. BATHURST.

Presented to both Houses of Parliament, by Command of Her Majesty, 1843.

In the name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity. HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, being desirous of extending, in- creasing, and consolidating the commercial relations between their respective domi- nions and possessions, and of thereby procuring all possible facilities and encourage ments for those of their subjects who partake in those relations; and being persuaded that nothing can more contribute to the accomplishment of their tuutual wishes in this respect, than the reciprocal abolition of the differential and countervailing duties which are at present exacted and levied on the vessels or produce of either of the two States in the ports of the other, have named as their Plenipotentiaries for the con- clusion of a Treaty to this effect, that is to say:

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable Charles Baron Stuart de Rothsay in the Isle of Bute, Peer of Parliament, Member of the Privy Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and of the ancient Order of the Tower and Sword of Portugal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias;

And His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russins, the Sicur Charles Robert Count Nesselrode, His Privy Councillor, Vice-Chancellor, Member of the Council of the Empire, Knight of the Orders of Russia, and of several others; and the Sieur George Count Cancrine, General of Infantry, Minister of Finance, Member of the Council of the Empire, Knight of the Orders of Russia, and of several others:

Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles: ARTICLE I.

There shall be reciprocal freedom of Navigation and Commerce for the slips and subjects of the two High Contracting Powers, in all parts of their respective dominions where Navigation and Commerce are at present allowed, or any hereafter be allowed, to the ships and subjects of any other nation.

Au nom de la Tr?s Sainte et Indivisible Trinit?.

SA Majeste la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russigs, anim?s du d?sir d'?tendre, d'accroitre, et de consolider les relations commerciales entre leurs Etats et pos- sessions respectifs, et de procurer par l? toutes les facilit?s et tous les encour- agemens possibles ? ceux de leurs sujets qui ont part ? ces relations; persuad?s que rien ne saurait contribuer davantage ? l'accomplissement de leurs souhaits mutuels ? cet ?gard, que l'abolition r?ciproque des droits diff?rentiels et retorsil's qui actuellement sont exig?s et pr?lev?s sur les vaisseaux ou les produits de l'un des deux Etats dans les ports de l'autre ont nomm? leurs Pl?nipotentiaires pour conclure un Trait? ? cet effet savoir:

Sa Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, le Tr?s Honorable Charles Baron Stuart de Rothsay dans l'ile de Bute, Pair du Parlement, Membre du Conseil Priv?, Chevalier Grand Croix du Tr?s Honorable Ordre du Bain, et de l'antique Ordre de la Tour et de l'Ep?e du Portugal, Am- bassadeur Extraordinaire et Pl?nipotentiaire pr?s Sa Majest? J'Empereur de toutes les Russics;

Et Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, le Sieur Charles Robert Comte de Nesselrode, Son Conseiller Prive actuel, Vice-Chancellor, Membre du Conseil de l'Empire, Chevalier des Ordres de Russie, et de plusieurs autres; et le Sieur Georges Comte de Cancrine, G?n?ral d'Infanterie, Ministre des Fi. nances, Membre du Conseil de l'Empire, Chevalier des Ordres de Russie, et de plusieurs autres;0

Lesquels, apr?s s'?tre communiqu? leurs pleins pouvoirs respectifs, trouv?s en bonne et due forme, ont arr?t? et conclu les Articles suivans : ARTICLE I.

Il y aura r?ciproquement liberte de Navigation et de Commerce pour les navires et sujets les deux Hautes Puissances Contractentes dans toutes les part- ies de leurs Etats respectifs ou la Navigation et le Commerce sont permis ? present, ou seront permis ? l'avenir, aux sujets et navires le quelque autre nation.

197

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY

OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept estrances at Hong-Kong, as under:- 1sr.On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tile, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND-On sich Bundings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent, per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, be charged.

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk." And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company he Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments,

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co. Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1943,

NOTICE THE undersigned have just received ex & Petrel" direct from Manila, a consignment of very Superior Cigars Nos. 3, 4 and 5, in half and whole Boxes, also a few Jars of Cocoa Nut Oil which they will be hap py to part with on reasonable terms for Cash only as they age about leaving for Calcutta in a few days. D. WILSON & Co.

Victoria, 12th Deca ber, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between Dino?, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; Macao, ist August, 1040.

DIROM & Co.

NOTICE.-Goods and Merchandise, of all descri- tions received and carefully Stored in spacious dry, and Secure granite Gedowns Situated on the Queen's Road, below the premises of Mesis. Gibb, Livingston & Co. at. Victoria, Hong Kong, upon moderate terms. Apply upon the premises to F. H. TIEDEMAN.

Goods are received and sold on Commission

Victoria, Oth August 1843.

NOTICE The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the form of Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Bykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our saveral esta blishmente continue na before: Mr. Edward Bousten managing in Chink, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool and Ma Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Ca

1513

OTICE.-The undersigned bogs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and ethers, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had

Macro, 31st August, 1843. NOTICE.

A. H. FRYER

OUR establishment is removed from Macao to Hong- Kong, No. 2 Wellington Terrace.

HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. Velorin. Hongkong, ?16 October, 1843.

FOR SALE-Super?ine Blue Cloth Aitable for nava! Officer's Viniform, & also Black Cachemere fine quality-Brandy in wood. Chret indezen Cases, Sherry in butts, Preserves and Pickles of every des cription.

Apply 18

Queen's Road, Vigtoria,

3th September, 184%

F. H TIEDEMAN

NOTICE..

THE UNDERSIGNED being about to leave China, has transferred his cat-standing business to Messrs. BELL & Co. of Mo ROBERT WEBSTER. Hongkong, 13th November, 1843.

CONSULT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS-Par d?cision consulaire, en date d'aujourd'hui Mr. CHALLATE ove consul, appartiens plus au Consulat de France ea Chine CONTE DE RATTIMENTON..

Macao, le 17 4our, 1842.

AVIS-Le Francu qui se trouvent, on se trouveront en Chis ne, sopt peus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du Convulst de France it la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja attribu?s, on qui pront Petre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. a. le Roi les Fran?ais, devront se faire inscrire sur registre matricule du dit Conenlat, en so psentant eux-menes, du, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant an Comul une fequ?, ils d?clareront sous serment, qu'ils n'onte encouru la perte de eus qualit? de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l' art, 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, I act plation nen autoris?e par le Roi, de foncti ons publiques conieres par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablisseme u fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France.

COMTE DE RATTIMENTON

NOTICE.

FOR CHUSAN AND THE YANG-TZE-KEANG THE A. 1. Schooner THOMAS CRISP," J. M. METCALFE Commander, will have immediato despatch, touching at all the Ports on her passage down.

For freight or passage apply to

N. DUUS.

or the Commander on board.

Victoria, 11th December, 1843.

FOR SALE.

THE fast Sailing Hambro schooner "HEBE." with all her Stores &c. as she is now lying in the Harbour. Sho is built of Oak, is about six years old, carries a good Cargo, and is well adapted for the Coast trade. For Particulars, apply to F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, 23d. November, 1843.

FOR SINGAPORE AND CALCUTTA,

ALL Persons having Claims on the Estate of J. W.. H. Bennett, are hereby required to send in a statement of the same, and produce agy securities which they may hold that the same may be examined previous to their making onth thereof before a Magistrate, on or before and light packages the 31st instant. after which date to claim will be noticed or allowe FRANCIS SPRING.

Trusies.

Victoria, December 13th 1843. NORCE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stred in spacious airy and secure Brick Godown situated 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcent combustibles) in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire. N. DUUS. Goode received and sokl on Commission 18 Queen's, Road.

apply to

Victoria, November, fst 1843.

CTICE Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha- by Indenture, dated the 18th of October is tin signed all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trist to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of there, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to cond in their claims. And notice is hereby given, tint the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture wiltin the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment.

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb-

ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts

JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees Singapore 20th October 18.13.

IN reference to the above Notice the Undersingned is authorised by Power of Attorney, to act for the above named Trustees and requests immediate atton- tion of all concerned, to the foregoing notice.

Victoria, Hong Kong, 27th November 1843

ERSKING DUNCAN.

TO BE SOLD.

THE Brig "Algerine" will leave Hong, Kong, (touching at Macao) for the abovis Ports in a few days. For Freight of specie Apply to Victoria, 23d. November, 1844.

D. WILSON & Co.

FOR SALE.-Champaigne ; French Claret in casks; Batavia Arrack; Vercelli and Maccaroni; Sar- dines and every description of Preserved Fish and Meats. Apply to F. H. TIEDEMAN. Hong-kang, 16th November, 1843.

FOR SALE,-Prime Port, E. 1: Sherry, W. L. Sherry, Hock, Moselle, and Claret in dozen Cases, Brands warranted, apply to F. H. TIEDEMAN. Queens Road.

Victoria, 10th August 1843.

FOR SALE. THE PRESS and TYPES lately used for printing the EASTERN GLOBE newspaper. A new fount of type has lately been added: the whole being in every respect suitable for parties wishing to establish Journal either at Hongkong, Canton, or any of the new ports of China. Terms extremely moderate. Apply at the Office of the Eastern Globe. Victoria, 20th December. 1843,

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE DEED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. do. do Sherry do. Cleret do. do. do.

HENRY, SIUMPHREYS & Co. Victoris, 22nd November, IL

FOR BALL

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness dea complete, also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Rooin Furniture just arrived. Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Ca Victoria, 22nd November, 1843

FOR SALE Bally Rice, ditto Colle Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Riac, Dino Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles

At the Godowns of JOHN BURD Co.

A desirable detached two Storied Residence, situate within a Ring once, and situate in the Healthiest FOR SALE-Ghee, Paints and Print sail.

of the Isturd Commanding a fine and extensive

the ediate Vicinity of the Government Offices the House is well finished, contains numerous Bed Rooms, five airy spacious, sitting Rocms &c. fitted with English Fire Grates, a strong and secure Treas ury with double pors, detached Godown, 60 feet-30 feet, extensive Seront Offices &r, the whole offering a desicale Investiment for Uspital, and in every way suited for the residence of a Mercantile Firm; at pre- sent occupied by the Undersigned, to whom apply for further particular

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 9 October, 1818.

JUST RECEIVED for sale by the undersigned, Beer in Cash, Oil Cth Table Covers, Paints, and Paint Oil, Blankets, H, Butter, Varnish, Pitch, Vinegar, Spurs, Coir Rope &c.

Apply to P. TOWNSEND. Victoria, 28th December, 1843.

FOR SALE

A CARGO of Manila Traber, daily expected. BUGHESDON, CALDER &Co. Victoria, Ghecember, 1843.

FOR SALE SYCER SILVER in large Ingots.

HUGHES DON, CALDER &Co.

Victoria, 221. Nder 1843,

Beer in Hhds,

JOHN BU Victoria, 20th September, 18483

TO LET

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjes Esq situats on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply Framjee Jemseee, Macao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victorin, December 5th, 1843.

FOR SALE STOVES of various kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise & Co.to. JOHN RITSON Victoria, 9th November, 1848.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 1th December, 1848,

THE following are the sole Adurs for receiving Subscriptions to the Reiend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

BATAVIA A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq. CALCUTTA: Messra, T. Hyda Gardiner LONDON Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New- gate St.

Co.

From the fat January, 1844, The Friend of obit and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every day and Saturday.

PRICE Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoris, 21st December, 1843.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORE, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

VOL. III. No. 95.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY JANUARY. 6, 1844.

PRICE $12 per miam.

NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friendof China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. By order, J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

G.OVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In conformity with Instructions from the Right Honorable Lord Stanley, Her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, the annexed copy of a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the Emperor of all the Russias is published for general information, together with Her Majesty's Order in Council giving effect to that Treaty.

By order of His Excellency the Governor and Commander in Chief of Hongkong &c. &c. Government House, Victoria, (Hongkong) January 2nd 1844.

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

AT THE COURT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE, The 24th day of February, 1843. PRESENT

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL. WHEREAS by an Act passed in the 59th year of the reign of His Majesty's King George the 3rd, intituled "An Act to carry into effect a Convention of "Commerce concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America, and a Treaty with the Prince Regent of Portugal," divers provisions were made respecting the duties payable, and the bounties and allowances to be granted "pon the importation and exportation of goods, wares and merchandize into or from the United Kingdom, in vessels of the United States and in Portuguese vessels, and also respecting the duties and charges payable upon Vessels of the United States and upon Portuguese vessels, and likewise respecting the repayment of certain corporations, bodies politic and corporate, and sundry other persons, of the amount of the sums of money of which they would be deprived by means of the Act now in recital.

And Whereas by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the 1st & 2nd years of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled "An Act to amend the Laws of the Customs," after reciting as hereinbefore is recited, and also that subsequently to the enactment of the hereinbefore recited Act, Her Majesty and Her Royal Predecessors had made and concluded with divers Foreign Powers Treaties containing provisions similar to those recited in the said recited Act, and that doubts had arisen whether, according to the true construction thereof, the said recited Act did apply and extend to the Trade and Ship- ping of such other Foreign Powers, and that it was expedient that such doubts should be removed, it is thereby enacted and declared that from and after the ratification of any Treaty theretofore made by Her Majesty or any of Her Royal, Predecessors subsequently to the enactmont of the said recited Act, or of any Treaty which might thereafter be made by Her Majesty Her Heirs and Successors with any such Foreign Power, in which Treaty had been or should be contained provisions similar to those contained in the said recited Act, all and every the provisions, clauses, matters and things in the said recited Act contained did and should apply and extend to the Trade and Shipping of such Foreign Powers respectively as fully and effectually to all intents and pur- poses as to the Trade and Shipping of the said United States and of the said Kingdom of Portugal. And by the said Act now in recital it is enacted and declared, that the said recited Act did not extend, and should not be construed to extend, to grant or to confer upon the Trade or Shipping of the said United States or of the said Kingdom of Portugal, or of any other Foreign Power, or to the subjects of such States or Kingdom, or of any such Foreign Power as aforesaid, any other or greater advantages than such as should have been stipulated for and granted to the said United States, the said Kingdom of Portugal, or any such other Foreign Power, by the respective Treaties subsisting and in force between them respectively and Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Succes- sors or Her Royal Predecessors, but that the said recited Act should be so construed and applied as to give full and complete effect to such respective Trea- ties so long as the same shall respectively remain in force, and should provide such and only such indemnity as therein mentioned to such bodies politic and corporate and other persons as were therein mentioned, for such losses as they should respectively sustain by the execution of such respective Treaties.

And for the prevention of uncertainty therein it was enacted by the said Act now in recital, that it should and might be lawful for Her Majesty by any Order of Orders by Her made, with the advice of Her Privy Council, and published in the London Gazette from time to time, to declare what are the Foreign Powers with which any such Treaty or Treaties as aforesaid is or are subsisting, and that the Act now in recital and the said recited Act should apply, and should be deemed from the time of the ratification of any such Treaties to have been applicable to the Trade and Shipping of such Foreign Countries as should be so mentioned in any such Order or Orders in Council as aforesaid so long as any such Order or Orders shall continue unrevoked and no longer.

Now therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, doth, in pursuance and in exercise of the power and authority in Her vested by the Act so passed as aforesaid in the Session of Parliament held in the 1st and 2nd year of Her reign, declare that such a Treaty as in the same Act is mentioned, containing provisions similar to those contained in the said recited Act of the 59th year of His Majesty King George the 3rd, is now subsist- ing between Her Majesty and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, being a Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the Em- peror of all the Russias, signed on the 11th day of January, in this present year, and the ratifications whereof were exchanged on the 31st day of the same And the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

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TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION

BETWEEN

HER MAJESTY

AND THE

EMPEROR OF ALL THE RUSSIAS.

Signed at St. Petersburgh, January 11, 18. [Ratifications exchanged at London January 1843.1

WM. L. BATHURST.

Presented to both Houses of Parliament, by Command of Her Majesty, 1843.

In the name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity. HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, being desirous of extending, in- creasing, and consolidating the commercial relations between their respective domi- nions and possessions, and of thereby procuring all possible facilities and encourage. ments for those of their subjects who partake in those relations; and being persuaded that nothing can more contribute to tho accomplishment of their mutual wishes in this respect, than the reciprocal abolition of the differential and countervailing duties which are at present exacted and levied on the vessels or produce of either of the two States in the ports of the other, have named as their Plenipotentiaries for the con- clusion of a Treaty to this effect, that is to say:

Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable Charles Baron Stuart de Rothsay in the Isle of Bute, Peer of Parliament, Member of the Privy Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and of the ancient Order of the Tower and Sword of Portugal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias;

And His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russins, the Sieur Charles Robert Count Nesselrode, His Privy Councillor, Vice-Chancellor, Member of the Council of the Empire, Knight of the Orders of Russia, and of several others; and the Sieur George Count Cancrine, General of Infantry, Minister of Finance, Member of the Council of the Empire, Knight of the Orders of Russia, and of several others:

Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles: ARTICLE I.

There shall be reciprocal freedom of Navigation and Commerce for the ships and subjects of the two High Contracting Powers, in all parts of their respective dominions where Navigation and Commerce are at present allowed, or may hereafter be allowed, to the ships and subjects of any other nation.

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Au nom de la Tr?s Sainte et Indivisible Trinit?.

SA Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russias, anim?s du d?sir d'?tendre, d'accro?tre, et de consolider les relations commerciales entre leurs Etats et pos- sessions respectifs, et de procurer par l? toutes les facilit?s et tous les encour- agemens possibles ? ceux de leurs sujets qui ont part ? ces relations; persuad?s que rien ne saurait contribuer davantage ? l'accomplissement de leurs souhaits mutuels ? cet ?gard, que l'abolition r?ciproque des droits diff?rentiels et retorsifs qui actuellement sont exig?s et pr?lev?s sur les vaisseaux ou les produits de l'un des deux Etats dans les ports de l'autre ont nomm? leurs Pl?nipotentiaires pour conclure un Trait? ? cet effet savoir:

Sa Majest? la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, le Tr?s Honorable Charles Baron Stuart de Rothsay dans l'ile de Bute, Pair dy Parlement, Membre du Conseil Priv?, Chevalier Grand Croix du Tr?s Honorable Ordre du Bain, et de l'antique Ordre de da Tour et de l'Ep?e du Portugal, Am- bassadeur Extraordinaire et Pl?nipotentiaire pr?s Sa Majest? J'Empereur de toutes les Russies;

Et Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, le Sieur Charles Robert Comte de Nesselrode, Son Conseiller Prive actuel, Vice-Chancellor, Membre du Conseil de l'Empire, Chevalier des Ordres de Russie, et de plusieurs autres'; et le Sieur Georges Comte de Cancrine, G?n?ral d'Infanterie, Ministre des Fi. nances, Membre du Conseil de l'Empire, Chevalier des Ordres de Russie, et de plusieurs autnes;0

Lesquels, apr?s s'?tre communiqu? leurs pleins pouvoirs respectifs, trouv?s en bonne et due forme, ont arr?t? et conclu les Articles suivans: ARTICLE I.

Il y aura r?ciproquement libert? de Navigation et de Commerce pour les navires et sujets des deux Hautes Puissances Contractentes dans toutes les part- ies de leurs Etats respectifs o? la Navigation et le Commerce sont permis ? present, ou seront permis ? l'avenir, aux sujets et naviresale quelque autre nation.

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ARTICLE II.

From the date of the exchange of the ratifications of the present Treaty, British vessels arriving in, or departing from, the ports of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, and Russian vessels arriving in, or departing from, the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of all the possessions of Her Britannick Majesty, shall be subject to no other or higher duties or charges, of whatsoever nature they may be, than those which are now, or shall hereafter be imposed on national vessels, on their entering into, or departing fron, such ports. ARTICLE III.

ARTICLE II.

A dater de l'?change des ratifications du pr?sent Trait?, les navires Anglais qui entreront dans les ports de Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, ou qui en sortiront, et les b?timens Russes qui entreront dans les ports du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irland, et dans ceux de toutes les possessions de Sa Majest? Britannique, ou qui en sortiront, ne seront sujets ? aucuns droits ou charges, de quelque nature qu'ils soient, autres ni plus ?lev?s que ceux qui sont actuellement, ou pourront par la suite ?tre impos?s aux navires indigenes, ? leur entr?e dans ces ports, ou ? leur sortie.

ARTICLE III.

In consideration that British ships arriving directly from other countries than those belonging to the High Contracting Parties, are admitted with their cargoes into the ports of the Russian Empire, without paying any other duties whatsoever than those payable by Russian vessels; and in consideration of the advantages which, if this res pect the present Treaty specifically grants to British Commerce in the Grand Duchy of Finland; it is agreed that from the date of the exchange of the ratifications of the present Treaty, Russian vessels arriving from the mouth of the Vistula, the Niemen, or any other river which forms the outlet of a navigable stream having its source in the dominions of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, or passing through the said dominions, shall be admitted, with their cargoes into the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of all the possessions of Her Britannick Majesty, exactly in the same manner as if those vessels arrived directly from Russian or Flash, Rottagne et d'Irlande et de toutes les possessions de Sa Majest? Britannique, expete with all the privileges and immunities agreed upon by the present Treaty of Navigation and Commerce. In like manner, Russian vessels proceeding from any port of Great Britain, or of the British possessions, for the mouth of any of the above mentioned rivers, shall be treated as if they were returning to a port of the Empige of Russia. or of the Grand Duchy of Finland. It is, however, understood, that these privileges shall apply to Russian vessels and their cargoes, with respect to places situated at the mouths of the above-mentioned rivers, only so long as British vessels and their cargoes shall be treated at those places, on their arrival and departure, on the same footing with Rus- sian vessels.

ARTICLE IV.

All productions of the soil, industry, and art of the dominions and possessions of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, including the said productions which may be exported by the rivers or streams mentioned in the preceding Article, and which may be imported into the ports of the United Langdom and the possesssions of Her Britan nick Majesty; and also all the productions of the soil, in lustry, and art of the United Kingdom and possessions of Her Britannick Majesty, which may be imported into the ports of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, shall enjoy reciprocally, in all respects, the same privileges and imanities, and may be imported and exported exactly in the same manner, in vessels of the one ae in vessels of the other High Contracting Party. ARTICLE V.

All articles which are not the productions of the soil, industry, and art of the res- pective States or of their possessions, and which may be legally imported from the ports of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, as likewise from those of the rivers and streams mentioned in the Third Article, into the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of all the possessions of Her Britannick Majesty, in Russian vessels, shall be subject to the same duties only as would be payable upon the same articles, if they were imported in British vessels.

In like manner, all articles which are not the productions of the soil, industry, and art of the respective States or of their possessions, and which may be legally im- ported from the ports of the United Kingdom, and of all the possessions of Her Britan nick Majesty, into the ports of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russins, in British vessels, shall be subject to the same duties only which would be payable upon the same articles, if they were imported in Russian Vessels.

Her Britannick Majesty grants by this Treaty to Russian navigation and trade, all the benefits and privileges of navigation and commerce now enjoyed, by the most favoured nations, under existing laws and Acts of Parliament, or in virtue of Orders of Council, or Treaties.

ARTICLE VI.

All merchandize and articles of commerce which, according to the stipulations of the present Treary, or according to the laws and ordinances in force in the res- pective Countries, may be legally imported into or exported from the dominions and possessions of the two High Contracting Parties, either under the British flag. or under the Russian flag, shall, in like manner, be subject to the same duties, whether imported in vessels of the other State, or in national vessels: and the same bounties, drawbacks, and advantages shall be granted upon all merchandize and articles of commerce which may be legally exported from the ports of either State, whether ex- ported in vessels of the one or in vessels of the other State.

ARTICE VE

En consid?ration de ce que les vaisseaux Anglais arrivant directement d'autres pays que ceux appartenant aux Hautes Parties Contractantes, sont admis avec leurs cargaisons dans les ports de l'Empire de Russie, sans payer d'autres droits quelconques que ceux que payent les vaisscaux Russes; et en consid?ration des avantages que, sous ce rapport, le pr?sent Trait? accorde nomm?ment au Commerce Britannique dans le Grand Duch? de Fialande; il est convenu qu'? dater de l'?change des ratifications du pr?sent Trait?, les b?timens Russes venant de l'embouchure de la Vistule, du Niemen, ou de tout autre fleuve, dans lequel se jette une rivi?re navigable prenant sa source dans les Etats de Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, ou traversant les dits Etats, seront admis avec leurs cargaisons dans les ports du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bre ment de la m?me mani?re que si ces vaisseaux venaient directement de ports Russes ou Finlandais, avec tous les privil?ges et immunit?s convenus par le pr?- sent Trait? de Navigation et de Commeree. De la m?me mani?re, des b?timens Russes exp?di?s d'un port de la Grande Bretagne ou des possessions Britanniques, pour l'embouchure des fleuves susmentionn?s, seront trait?s comme s'ils retournaient vers un port de l'Empire de Russie, ou du Grand Duch? de Finlaude. Il est en- tendu toutefois, que ces privileges ne s'appliqueront aux vaisseaux Russes et ? leurs cargaisons, par rapport aux places situe?s ? d'embouchure des fleuves susmentionn?s, qu'aussi longtems que les vaisseaux Anglais et leurs cargaisons y seront trait?s, ? leur arriv?e et ? leur d?part, surt le m?me pied que les vaisseaux Russes. ARTICLE IV.

Toutes les productions du sol, de l'industrie, et de l'art des Etats et des possessions de Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, y compris les dites productions dont l'exportation pourra avoir lieu par les fleuves ou rivi?res mentionn?s ? l'Article pr?c?- dent, et qui peuvent ?tre import?es dans les ports du Royaume Uni et les possessions de Sa Majest? Britannique; de m?me que toutes les productions du sal, de l'industrie, et de l'art du Royaume Uni et des possessions de Sa Majest? Britannique, qui peuvent ?tre import?es dans les ports de Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, jouiront r?ciproquement, ? tous ?gards, des m?mes privil?ges et immunit?s, et pourront ?tre import?es et export?es exactement de la m?me mani?re, sur les navires de l'une comme sur les navires de l'autre des Hautes Parties Contractantes. ARTICLE V.

Tous les objects qui ne sont pas des productions du sol, de l'industrie, et de l'art des Etats respectifs ou de leurs possessions, et qui peuvent l?galement ?tre import?s des ports de Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, ainsi que de ceux de fleuves et rivi?res dont il est fait mention ? l'Article III., dans les ports du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et de toutes les possessions de Sa Majest? Britannique, sur des vaisseaux Russes ne seront soumis qu'aux m?mes droits que payeraint ces m?mes objects, s'ils ?taient import?s sur des vaisseaux Anglais.

De m?me, tous les objects qui ne sont pas des productions du sol, de l'industrie, et de Fart des Etats respectifs ou de leurs possessions, et qui peuvent l?galement ?tre impor- t?s des ports du Royaume Uni et de toutes les possessions de Sa Magis Britannique dans les ports de Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, sur des vaisseaux Anglais, ne seront soumis qu'aux m?mes droits que payeraient ces m?mes objects, s'ils ?taient import?s sur des vaisseaux Russes.

Sa Majest? Britannique accorde par le pr?sent Trait? ? la navigation et au com- merce Russes, tous les b?n?fices et privil?ges de navigation et de commerce dont jouis- sent actuellement, ou dont pourraient jouir par la siste, soit par les lois existantes et Actes du Parlement, soit en vertu d'Ordres du Conseil, ou par Trait?s, les nations les plus favourisca. ARTICLE VL

Toutes les marchandises et objets de commerce qui, d'apr?s les stipulations con. venues par le pr?sent Trait?, ou d'apr?s les r?glemens et ordonnances en vigueur dans les Pays respectifs, peuvent ?tre l?galement import?s dans les Etats et les pos- sessions des Hautes Parties Contractantes, ou export?s de ces m?mes Etats ou pos- sessions, soit sous pavillon Anglais, soit sous pavillon Russe, seront ?galement assu- jettis aux m?mnos droits, qu'ils soient import?s par les navires de l'autre Etat, ou par les b?timens nationaux: et il sera accord? pour toutes les marchandises et objets de cominerce dont la sortie des ports des deux Etats est permise, les m?mes primes, rem- boursemens de droits, et avantages, que l'exportation s'en fasse par les navires de l'un ou par ceux de l'autre Etat. ARTICLE Vil.

All merchandize and articles of commerce which shall be imported into, depo. Toutes les marchandises et objets de commerce qui seront import?s, d?pos?s ou sited or warehoused in, the ports of the dominions and possessions of the High Coa-emmagasin?s dans les ports des Etats et possessions des Hautes Parties Contractantes, tracting Parties, shall be subject, while se warehoused, to the same regulations con- seront soumis, pendant la dur?e de l'emmagasinage, aux m?mes r?glemens, con- ditions, and duties, whether imported in British or in Russian vessels. In the same ditions, et droits, qu'ils aient ?t? import?s sur des navires Anglais ou sur des navires manner, the re-axportation of such merchandize or articles of commerce shall be Russes. De la m?me mani?re, la r?exportation de ces marchandises ou objets de treated in the same manner, and be liable to the payment of the same duties, whether commerce sera soumise au m?me traitement et aux m?mes droits, qu'ils soient ex- exported in British or in Russian vessels. port?s sur des uavires Auglais ou sur des navires Russes.

ARTICLE VIII.

No priority or preference shall be given, directly or indirectly, by either of the two Governments, or by any Company, Corporation, or Agent acting in its name or under its authority, in the purchase of any production of the soil, industry, or art of either of the two States and their possessions, imported into the ports of the other, on account of the nationality of the vessel in which such article may have been im- ported; it being the fixed intention of the two Contracting Parties, that no difference or distinction whatever shall be made in this respect.

ARTICLE IX.

In regard to the commerce to be carried on in Russian vessels with the British possessions in the East Indies, Her Britannick Majesty consents to grant the subjects of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russins, the same advantages and privileges as are or may be enjoyed, under any Treaty or Act of Parliament, by the subjects or ?citizens of the most favoured nation; subject to the laws, rules, regulations, and restrictions which are or may become applicable to the vessels and subjects of any other State enjoying the same advantages and privileges for trading with the said possessions.

ARTICLE X.

The stipulations of the present Treaty shall not apply to the coasting trade car- ried on between port and port in the dominions of either Contracting Party, by the sailing or steam vessels of the other, so far as regards the carrying of passengers, merchandize, or articles of commerce; this trade being reserved exclusively to, nar tional vessels.

ARTICLE XI.

The vessels and snbjects of the High Contracting Parties shall, by the present Treaty, reciprocally enjoy all such advantages, immunities, and privileges, in the ports of their respective dominions and possessions, as are now enjoyed by the Navigation and Commerce of the most favoured nations; the intention being to se- cure, in the United Kingdom and in the British possessions, to Russian vessels and subjects, the full and entire advantages of Navigation and Commerce granted by

ARTICLE VIII.

Il ne sera donn?, ni directement ni indirectement, ni par l'un des deux Gouver- nemens, ni par aucune Compagnie, Corporation, ou Agent agissant en son nom ou sous son authorit?, aucune pr?f?rence quelconque pour l'achat d'aucune production du sol, de l'industrie, ou de l'art de l'un des deux Etats et de ses possessions, im- port?e dans les ports de l'autre, ? cause de la nationalit? du navire qui aurait trans- port? cette production; l'intention bien positive des deux Parties Contractantes ?tant, qu'aucune difference ou distinction quelconque n'ait lieu ? cet ?gard. ARTICLE IX.

Quant au commerce ? faire par les vaisseaux Russes avec les possessions An- glaises dans les Indes Orientales, Sa Majest? Britannique consent ? accorder aux sujets de Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, les m?mes avantages et privil?ges dont jouissent ou pourront jouir, en cons?quence de tout Trait? ou Acte quelconque du Parlement, les sujets ou citoyens de la nation la plus favoris?e; soumis aux lois, regles, r?glemens, et restrictions qui sont ou peuvent devenir ap- plicables aux vaisseaux et aux sujets de tout autre Etat jouissant des m?mes avanta ges et privil?ges pour faire le commerce avec les dites possessions.

ARTICLE X,

Les stipulations du pr?sent Trait? ne s'appliqueront point au commerce de cabotage entre les posts indig?nes d'une des Parties Contractantes, par les b?ti- mens ? vapeur de l'autre, pour ce qui regarde la prise ? bord de personnes, de marchandises, ou d'objets de commerce; ce genre de transport ?tant r?serv? ex- elusivement aux b?timens nationaux.

ARTICLE XI.

Les vaisseaux et sujets des Hautes Parties Contractantes jouiront par le pr?sent Trait?, r?ciproquement, de tous les avantages, immunit?s, et privil?gos, dans les ports de leurs Etats respectifs et leurs possessions, dont jouissent pr?sen- tement la Navigation et le Commerce des nations les plus favoris?es; l'objet en stant, d'assurer, dans le Royaume Uni et les possessions Britanniques, aux vaiss eaux et sujets Russes, les avantages pleins et entiers de Navigation et de Commerce

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existing laws and Acts of Parliament, Orders in Council, or Treaties, to other Po- wers, or which may hereafter be granted; and, in like manner, British vessels and subjects shall enjoy, in the ports of the dominions and possessions of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, the full and entire advantages of Navigation and Com- merce granted by existing laws, regulations, and ordinances, or by Treaties, to Foreign Powers, or which may hereafter be granted. And Their Majesties the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Emperor of all the Russias, engage reciprocally not to grant any favours, privileges, or immuni- ties whatsoever, in matters of Commerce and Navigation, to the subjects or citizens of any other State, which shall not be also at the same time granted to the subjects of the other High Contracting Party, gratuitously, if the concession in favour of the other State shall have been gratuitous, or upon giving as nearly as possible the same compensation or equivalent, in case the concession shall have been conditional,

ARTICLE XII.

It is understood that, in regard to commerce and navigation in the Russian possessions on the North West coast of America, the Convention concluded at St. Petersburgh, on 1th February, 1825, continues in force.

ARTICLE XIII.

Any British or Russian vessel which may be compelled by stress of weather or by accident to take shelter in the ports of either of the High Contracting Parties, shall be at liberty to refit therein, to procure all necessary stores, and to put to sea again, without paying any other than port and lighthouse dues, which shall be the same as those payable by national vessels. In case, however, the master of such vessel should be under the necessity of disposing of a part of his merchandize in order to defray his expenses, he shall be bound to conform to the regulations and tariffs of the place to which he may have come.

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accord?s par les lois existantes et Actes du Parlement, Orders du Conseil, ou par Trait?s ? d'autres Puissances, ou qui pourraient ?tre accord?s ? l'avenir; et de m?me, les vaisseaux et sujets Britanniques jouiront, dans les ports des Etats et pos- sessions de Sa Majest? l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, des avantages pleins et, entiers de Navigation et de Commerce accord?s par les lois existantes, r?gle.neas, ordonnances, ou par Trait?s, ? des Puissances Etrang?res, ou qui pourraient ?tre accord?s ? l'avenir. Et Leurs Majest?s la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande, Bretagne et d'Irlande, et l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, engagent r?ciproque- ment ? n'accorder aucunes faveurs, privil?ges, ou immunit?s quelconques, en ma- ti?re de Commerce et de Navigation, aux sujets ou citoyens d'aucun autre Etat, qui ne sojent en m?me tems accord?s aux sujets de l'au're des Haus Parties Con- tractantes, gratuitement, si la concession en faveur de l'autre Etat a ?t? gratuite, ou en donnant, en autant qu'il sera possible de le faire, la m?me compensation ou le m?me ?quivalent, dans le cas o? la concession aura ?t? conditionnelle.

ARTICLE XII.

Il est entendu que pour ce qui concerne le commerce et la navigation dans les possessions Russes sur la c?te Nord-Ouest de l'Am?rique, la Convention con. clue ? St. Petersbourg, le F?vrier, 1825, est maintenue en vigueur. ARTICLE XIII.

Tout vaisseau Britrnnique ou Russe, qui sera forc? par des temp?tes ou par quelque accident de se r?fugier dans les posts de l'une on l'autre des Hautes Parties Contractantes, aura la libert? de s'y radouber, de s'y pourvoir de taus les objets qui lui seront n?cessaires, et de se remettre en mer, sans payer d'autres droits que ceux de port et de fanaux, lesquels seront pour lui les m?mes que pour les b?timens nationaux. Si, cependant, le patron d'un tel naviro se trouvait dans la n?cessit? de se d?faire d'une partie de ses marchandises pour subvenir ? ses d?penses, il sera tenu de se conformer aux ordonnances et aux tarifs de l'endroit o? il aura abord?.

In the event of a vessel being wrecked at a place belonging to either of the En cas de naufrage arriv? dans un endroit appartenant ? l'une ou ? l'autre High Contracting Parties, there shall not only be afforded to the persons ship. wrecked every kind of assistance, but, moreover, the merchandize and effects which des Hautes Parties Contractantes, non seulement il sera donn? toute sorte d'assis they may have thrown overboard, or which may have been saved, shall not be tance aux naufrag?s, mais encore les marchandises et offets qu'ils auraient jet?s seized or detained under any pretext whatsoever. The said effects and merchandize ? la mer, ou qui quraient ?t? sauv?s, ne seront point saisis ou retenus sous quelque shall, on the contrary, be preserved and restored on payment of the same rate of pr?texte que ce soft. Les dits effets et marchandises seront au contraire conser- salvage, and of customs or other duties, which would have been payable in the likev?s et rendus, moyennant l'acquittement du m?me taux de sa vetage, ainsi que case of a wreck of a national vessel. In the case either of shipwreck, or of a vessel des m?mes droits de douane ou autres, que payerait en pareil cas un b?timent being driven into port by stress of weather, the respective Consuls Vice-Consuls, national. Dans l'un et l'autre cas de rel?chs forc?e ou de naufrage, les Consuls, or Commercial Agents, shall be authorized to interpose in order to afford the neces- Vice-Consuls, ou Agens Commerciaux respestifs, seront autoris?s intervenir pour pr?ter l'assistance n?cessaire leurs nationaux, sary assisiance to their fellow-countrymen.

ARTICLE XIV. The Consuls, Vice-Consuls, or Commercial Agents of each of the two High Contracting Parties residing in the dominions of the other, shall receive from the local authorities such assistance as can by law be given to them, for the recovery of deserters from ships of war or merchant vessels of their respective countries.

ARTICLE XV.

The present Treaty shall remain in force during the space of ten years dating from the exchange of the ratifications thereof; and further, until the expiration of twelve months after either of the High Contracting Parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to put an end thereto; each of the High Contracting Parties reserving to itself the right of giving such notice to the other at the expira- tion of the first nine years; and it is agreed between them, that at the expiration of twelve months after such notice shall have been received by either of the High Contracting Parties from the other, the present Treaty, and all the stipulations con- tained therein, shall cease to be binding or, the two Parties.

ARTICLE XVI.

The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the Ratifications thereof exchanged at London, at the expiration of one month, or sooner if possible.

In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have fixed thereto the seals of their arms.

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December'

SEPARATE ARTICLE I. The commercial intercourse of Russia with the Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway being regulated by special stipulations, which may hereafter be renewed, and which do not form part of the regulations applicable to foreign Commerce in general, the two High Contracting Parties, being desirous of removing from their commercial relations every kind of doubt or cause for discussion, have agreed that those special stipulations granted in favour of the commerce of Sweden and Norway, in consideration of equiva lent advantages granted in those countries to the Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Finland, shall in no case apply to the relations of Commerce and Navigation established between the two High Contracting Parties by the present Treaty.

SEPARATE ARTICLE II.

It is understood, in like manner, that the exemptions, immunities and privileges hereinafter mentioned, shall not be considered as at variance with the principle of re- ciprocity which forms the basis of the Treaty of this date, that is to say.-

1. The exemption from navigation dues during the first three years, which is enjoyed by vessels built in Russia, and belonging to Russian subjects;

Sea of Azoff, and the Danube, to such Turkish vessels arriving from ports of the Ot 2. The exemptions of the like nature granted in the Russian ports of the Black toman Empire, situated on the Black Sea, as do not exceed eighty lasts burthent

3- The permission granted to the inhabitants of the coast of the Government of Archangel, to import duty free, or on payment of moderate duties into the ports of the said Government, dried or salted fish, as likewise certain kinds of furs, and to export therefrom, in the same manner, corn, rope and cordage, pitch, and ravensduck.

4. The privilege of the Russian American Company.

5. The privilege of the Steam Navigation Companies of Lubeck and Havre; lastly, 6. The immunities granted in Russia to eertain English Companies, called "Yacht Clubs."

The present Separate Articles shall have the same force and validity as if they were inserted, word for word, in the Treaty signed this day. They shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof exchanged at the same time.

In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have fixed thereto the seals of their arms.

ARTICLE XIV.

Les Consuls, Vice-Consuls, ou Agens Commerciaux de chacune des deux Hautos Parties Contractantes r?sidant dans les Etats de l'autre, recevront des autorit?s locales, toute l'assistance qui pourra l?galement leur ?tre accord?e, pour la restitution des d?serteurs des flavires de guerre ou marchands de leurs pays respectifs.

ARTICLE XV.

Le pr?sent Trait? restera en vigueur pendant l'espace de dix ans ? dater de l'?change des ratifications, et au-del? de ce terme, jusqu'? l'expiration de douze mois apr?s que l'une des Hautes Parties Contractantes aura donn? avis ? l'autre de son intention d'en faire cesser l'effet, chacune des Hautes Parties Contractantes se r?ser- vant le droit de donner un pareil avis ? l'autre ? l'expiration des permi?res neuf ann?es: et il est convenu entr'elles, qu'? l'?ch?ance de douze mois apr?s que pareil avis de l'une des Hautes Parties Contractantes aura ?t? re?u par l'autre, le pr?sent Trait?, et toutes les stipulations qu'il renferme, cesseront d'?tre obligatoires pour les

deux Parties.

ARTICLE XVI.

Le pr?sent Trait? sera ratifi?, et les Ratifications en seront ?chang?es ? Londres, ? l'expiration d'un mois, ou plus t?t si faire se peut. En foi de quoi les Pl?nipotentiaires respectifs l'ont sign?, et y ont appos? les sceaux de leurs armes. onse Janvier l'an de grace mil-huit-cent-quarante deux

Fait ? St. P?tersburg, le

trente Decembre

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Les relations commerciales de la Russie avec les Royaumes de Su?de et de Nor- v?ge, ?tant r?gl?es par des stipulations sp?ciales, que pourront ?tre renouvel?es dans la suite, sans que les dites stipulation soient li?es aux r?glements existants pour le Com- merce ?tranger en g?n?ral, les deuz Hautes Parties Contractantes, voulant ?carter de leurs relations commiles toute esp?ce d'?quivoque ou de motif de discussion, sont tomb?es d'accord que ces stipulations sp?ciales accord?es au commerce de la Su?de et de la Norv?ge, en consid?ration d'advantages ?quivalens accord?s dans ces pays au Commerce du Grand Duch? de Finlande, ne pourront dans aucun cas ?tre invoqu?es en faveur des relations de Commerce et de Navigation sanctionn?s entre les deux Hautes Parties Contractantes par le present Trait?.

ARTICLE SEPARE II.

Il est entendu du m?me que ne seront point cens?s d?roger au principe de r?ci- tonnes ci-apr?s, savoir- procit? qui est la base du Trait? de ce jour, les franchises, immunit?s, et privil?ges men-

?

1o. La franchise dont jouissent les vaisseaux construits en Russie, et appartenant des sujets Russes, lesquels, pendant les premi?res trois ann?es, sont exempts des droits de navigations:-

20, Les exemptions de la m?me nature accord?es dans les ports Russes de la Mer Noire, de celle d'Asoff, et du Danube, aux b?timens Turcs venant des ports l'Empire Ottoman situ?s sur la Mer Noire, et ne jaugeans pas au-del? de quatrevingt lastes;

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3. La facult? accord?e aux habitans de la c?te du Gouvernement d'Archangel, d'importer en franchise, ou moyennant des droits mod?r?s, dans les ports du dit Gouvernement, du poisson sec ou sal?, ainsi que certaines esp?ces de fourrures, et d'en exporter de la m?me mani?re des bl?s, cordes et cordages, du goudron, et du ravendouc;

40. Le privil?ge de la Compagnie Russe Am?ricaine;

5°. Celui des Compagnies de Lubeck et du Havre pour la navigation ? vapeur; enfin,

60. Les immunit?s accord?es en Russie ? diff?rentes Compagnies Anglaises, dites "Yacht Clubs."

Les pr?sens Articles S?par?s auront la m?me force et valeur que s'ils ?taient ins?r?s, mot ? mot, dans le Trait? de ce jour. Ils seront ratifi?s, et les ratifications en seront ?chang?es en m?me tems En foi de quoi les Plenipotentiaires respectifs les ont sign?s, et y ont appos? les sceaux de leurs armes, ente Janvier l'an de gr?ce mil-huit-cent-quarante Fait ? St. P?tersbourg, le rente Decembre

eleventh thirtieth three

day of

December

January in the year of our Lord one

(L. S.) STUART DE ROTHSAY..

(L. S.) NESSELRODE.

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We regret that several of our Subscribers receiv- ed their Copies of our last number very late; we trust that by means of new arrangements any delay will be in future avoided.

We are compelled owing to the length of the Russian Treaty to omit two or three out-standing Advertisements; they will not be charged for, and will be continued in our next number,

From Shanghai we learn that since the establish- ment of the Consulate, reatters have not gone on so smoothly as might have been expected. The un- fortunate occurrence of a Chinese boy having been wounded by a shot from a pistol fired by an Euro- pean, had served as a pretext for an endeavour on the part of the Chinese to return to the custom for. merly prevalent in Canton of stopping the inter- course with the Bristish until reparation should be made. H.M's.Consul however has in every matter of dispute prevailed, though not without some difficul- ty, and even the threat of returning to Hongkong was (it is said) found necessary. Every obstacle is thrown in the way of the opening of the trade, by the Chinese, and our only hope that the port will eventually be really open, rests upon the firmness displayed by H. B. M's Consul.

FOR SALE.

The ew and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy cat vas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iro Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awing and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small stentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in i teat barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins, and omers. Is well adapted for a Couster or for short voyages Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is rely to start at a days notice. Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on boord at Whampoa.

FOR MANILA.

THE Ship Florist A. I. 540 Tons W. HUGGUP Commander, will Sail for the above Port (calling at Macao) on Wed.

nesday next the 10th inst.

FOR SALE.

In wood and bottle,

THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. London. Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne. LINDSAY & Co. Apply to Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR SALE.

AT the Godowns of Messrs. Fox Rawson & Co. a quantity of Allsopp's and Bass's Beer in Cask ex "John Bull." Victoria, 6th January 1844.

RECEIVED THIS DAY ex "Mary Bullmer."-All- sopp's Pale Ale Bengal bottled warranted first quality; Patent Black Cashmere and Cashmerette, Stearine Candles free from Arsenic, Solah Hats, English Qui nine, Metal Buttons &c. &c. apply to

J. C. POWER. Auctioneer and Commission Agent.

For light Freight and passengers only apply to the Victoria, 6th January 1844. Commander on board or at the office of JARDINE MATHESON & Co.

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. For height or passage apply to Captais Buckle on board,

BENJAMIN SEARE, Ganton.

FOR CHUSAN AND THE YANG-TZE-KEANG

THE A. 1. Schooner THOMAS CRISP," J. M. METCALFE Commander, will have immediate despatch, touching at all the Ports on her passage down,

For freight or passage apply to

N. DUUS.

or the Commander on board.

Victoria, 11th December, 1843.

CONTRACT FOR PROVISIONS &c. NOTICE is hereby given, that Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office until the 15th January 1844 at Noon, from such persons as may be willing to contract for the supply of the undermentioned articles for the use of the Troops and Military Hos- pitals in the Island of Hongkong, com- mencing from the 1st. February 1844. viz. and light packages

Fresh Beef, daily

Bread,

Nut Oil,

Salt Fish,

Tea,

Firewood,

Weekly

Cotton Wick,

Eggs,

Fowls,

Milk,

Onions,

Potatoes,

Fruit, Leeches, Rice Straw,

for the Troops and Hospitals.

FOR SINGAPORE AND CALCUTTA. THE Brig "Algerine" will leave Hong- Kong, (touching at Macao) for the above Ports in a few days. For Freight of specie Apply to D. WILSON & Co. Victoria, 23d. November, 1843. NOTICE.-Will be Sold by Public Auction on Wednesday the 17th day of January 1844 at Noon, Two Gun Boats,at present lying off the Harbor Masters Jetty, with their Sails, Spars Rigging &c. 25 per in- ventory which may be seen by applying to

By, order

for Hospitals only, daily or otherwise, as may be re- Victoria, January 6th 1841. quired.

Farther particulars, including the form and conditions of the Contract, may be known on application at this Ullice, at any time during the usual hours of business, until the day fixed for opening the Tenders, when the lowest offer, if in other respects eligible, will be accepted.

The Tenders may be made generally for the whole of the articles above specified, or separately as follows viz.

1.

Bread.

2. Fresh Beef, Salt Fish and Tea.

3. Firewood, Oil, and Cotton Wick.

4. Hospital Supplies.

Tenders will be received and opened at the same time, for the supply of the under mentioned articles viz.

1200 Chatties.

3000 Brooms.

100 Horn Lanterns.

100 Night Stools and Pans for Hospitals, deliverable at the Commissariat Store with

in one month from the time of agreement. All the Tenders must express the prices iravords and in every case sufficient per- sonal security will be required for the fulfil- ntent of the Agreement entered into. EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G,

Commissariat, Victoria, 26th. December, 1843,

P. TOWSEND. Auctioneer. WILLIAM PEDDER. Harbour Master and Marine Magistrate."

NOTICE.

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that with custrekepresion to those gentlemen why any

honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addr?sed to Messrs. C. & Co., to the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention. NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H.Majesty's Land Forces in Chine, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war. N. DUUS,

Hongkong, 15th April, 1843.

The following packages addressed to the Officers and, Messes of H. M and H. E. I. C's Regts serving during

PUBLIC AUCTION, TO be sold by Public Auction on Thursday next the 11th Inst. at 12 o'Clock by Mr. TOWNSEND, without reserve, at the Office of the "Eastern Globe and Com-

mercial Advertiser," the Iress and Types lately ein. ployed in printing that Paper. There are 19 Cases of assorted types, a considerable portion of which is new.

The present affords an excellent opportunity for any one wishing to commence a New Journal or to engage in Printing, as the Press and Types are capable of exe- cuting any kind of Job Work.

Victoria, 5th January, 1844.

NOTICE-We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of Disandt and Tiedeman. D. DISANDT

F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844.

Our Mr. Disandt having for the last eight yeara been connected with the Establishment of Messrs Calvin Ainslie Cowie & Co. of Calcutta we have pleasure in offering our services as Agents to the Army in China.

NOTICE. The Partnership Intely existing under

the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst. and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to Mr., J. B. Pain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted.

Victoria, January, lat 1844.

J. B. PAIN & Co.

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &o. Queen's Road Victoria, RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal sapport he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He- further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Frescrip tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be mest faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844.

P. TOWNSEND has been Instructed to bring forward and sell on Monday next the 8th Inst to the highest bidder the whole of the Furniture and fittings on the Premises of Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Consisting of Dining, Breakfast and les Tables, Sideboard, Card Tables Tea Poys Wash hand Stand complete, Beds Couches Hanging Lamps, Dripstone Takie shades Dressing Tables and Toilet Glasses, Cooking utensils, Crockery and Glass Ware, Meat Cafe Spare Chamber Service, Tea Pots Basons and Spare Crockery, the Shop fitting's consisting of Writing Desk with Pigeon hotes nowgloo La of the best Toon,Shelves, Godown Horses, Sign Board old Tin Boxes &c.

Hongkong, 2 January, 1814.

the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned,OR Cap. F. Cotton Engineers

Ilderton H. M. 98th Regt.

Sir W.Me.Gregor Bart, 18, R. I. 2

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SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengs. Apply to

GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co. FOR SALE.

A CARGO of Manila Timber, daily expected. HUGHESDON, CALDER &Co. Victoria, 6th December, 1843. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots.

HUGHES DON, CALDER & Co.

The parties to whom the packages are addressed are Victoria, 224. November 1843. requested to make application for them.

Victoria, January 1, 1814.

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NOTIFICATION-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinue from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. By order, J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer. for the Troops and Hospitals.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. Salt Fish,

Weekly

Ir is hereby notified that Leases for all Lots and Tea, Parcels of Crown Lands hitherto allotted in this Colony Firewood, finder the denominations of Marine and Town Lots, Nut Oil, [with the exception of those that have been specially Cotton Wick, reserved as already intimated to the holders of them- pending the receipt of an answer to a reference which has been made to Her Majesty's Government) will be Eggs, ready for delivery to the Purchasers or present Incum- Fowls, bents, on, and after Monday the 15th day of January Milk, 1844, and all persons wishing for, or requiring, infor mation regarding such Lots and Parcels, as well as the Onious, terms and tenure on which they are to be confirmed, Potatoos, are requested to apply to Alexander T. Gordon Esq Fruit, Land Officer, on any day subsequent to the 1st of January 1844.

By order of His Excellency the Governor and Com- mander in Chief of Hongkong and its Dependencies. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th December, 1843.

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

It is hereby notified that a Public Auction of Leases of Crown Lands will be held at the Land Office on Monday the 22nd day of January 1844.

The whole of the lots or parcels to be disposed of will be Town Lots, situated on the South Side of the Queen's Road, between the Harbour Master's Hill and the centre Police Station.

The lots will be marked out on the ground previous to the day of sale, and a plan showing the lines of the proposed Streets, the position and size of the lots or parcels to be sold &c. &c., may be seen at the Land Office on any day after Monday the 8th of January

1844.

The class of Building which must be erected on each lot, and all other particulars may be ascertained on ap- plication to the Land Officer fourteen days previous to the Sale, and the Lenses will be delivered to the Purchasers within one Month from the Day of Sale. By Order of His Excellency the Governor and Com- mander in Chief of Hongkong and its Dependencies. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th December 1843,

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

50 Copies of the "Chart of the Dangers in the China Seas," Lithographed under the authority of the Inte Marine Board, Bengal Presidency, 30th May, 1843 have been received, and will be disposed of to Parties who may require them on application at the Office of the Harbour Master and Marine Magistrate, at the price of 8 1,50 Cents each Copy.

By order,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary to the Chief Su- perintendent of British Trade in China. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th December, 1843.

His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to notify to those persons who, previous to the departure of Captain Balfour from Cheong frie the amounts claimed from the late Hongs of Hingtae, Kingqua, and Mowqua, that, in accordance with that Officer's notice, dated Canton 23rd July 1843, the funds have been removed to this Colony, and will be paid on, or after the 10th day of January 1844, on ap- plication by persons duly authorised to receive and grant receipts for the amounts.

Persons claiming on behalf of parties at a distance, will be required to produce Powers of Attorney, or furnish a Guarantee that such will be produced, or the amount refunded, within one year from the date of payment.

By order,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary to the Chief Su- perintendent of British Trade in China. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, December, 11th, 1843.

Leeches, Rice Straw,

for Hospitals only, daily or Setherwise, as may be re- quired.

Further particulars, including the form

AN OFFICER WEAKING THE CANGE.-A Military of ficer in Pekin has been punished with the wearing of the wooden collar for killing a robber instead of taking him alive.

CHUSAN.-The Lieut. Governor of Chekeang Prov ince petitions the Emperor to remove the present high officer in charge at Chusan, and allow of the selection of another who shall be more competent to superintend a region where foreigners and natives so promiscuously reside together. This Chusan officer is Lin, formerly in charge of the Yu zaou department.

FOR OSA -The late Taou Tae (Intendant of circuit). of Formosa having died another has been appointed, and on the suggestion of the Lieut. Governor of Fokeen he is to assume both the office of Taou Tae, and An cha sze (Judge. ).

RECORD

(Continued from No. 94. ) JUNE.

and conditions of the Contro, may be OF OCCURRENCES IN CHINA DURING THE YEAR 1843. known on application at this Office, at any time during the usual hours of business, until the day fixed for opening the Tenders, when the lowest offer, if in other respects eligible, will be accepted.

The Tenders may be made generally for the whole of the articles above specified, o separately as follows viz.

1.

Broad.

2.

Fresh Beef, Salt Fish and Tea.

3.

Firewood, Oll, and Cotton Wick.

4.

Hospital Supplies.

bay 15th April, with the Overland Mail of the 4th 3rd. The Zephyr arrived at Hongkong from Bom- arch.

4th. H. E. Keying the new Imperial Commissioner arrived at Canton."

8th Proclamation is issued instituting Courts of Justice in Hongkong.

9th. H. M. Hospital Ship Minden arrived at Hong- kong from Chusan.

19th The Clipper Mor arrived from Bombay 18th May with the Overland Mail of 6th. April 22nd. A boat belonging to the Calcutta store ship

Tenders will be received and opened at with 14 chests of Opium on board, was cut off by her

the same time, for the supply of the under-own mentioned articles viz.

1200 Chattics. 3000 Brooms.

100 Horn Lanterns.

100 Night Stools and Pans for Hospitals, deliverable at the Commissariat Store with- in one month from the time of agreement. All the Tenders must express the prices in words and in every case sufficient per- sonal security will be required for the fulfil- ment of the Agreement entered into. EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G. Commissariat, Victoria, 26th. December. 1843.

OF OCTOBER 1814.

EXTRACTS FROM PEKING GAZETTES ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT.-The Adjutant General of the Imperial forces in the Provinces of Fokeen and Chekeang petitioned the Court for an additional supply of muskets for the Tartar garrisons in these two Po- vinces. The Emperor grants the petition and orders one thousand two hundred and fifty four to be forth- with issued to the said garrisons, and directs that the troops be well-drilled in the use of their arms. Go Charge of the military escort to the Grain Junks on their way from the South to the Capital,has recently been detect ed in the embezzlement of three thousand trels of the public money which had been placed in his hands for the use of the troops under his command, and strange to say the only punishment he received according to the Gazettes, is his being turned out of Office.

SINGULAR CAUSE OF DISGRACE.-An officer in the Northern part of Hoopit Province of respectable rank has lately been disgraced by imperial command for his unsuccessful attempts to disperse a set of robbers who were prowling about his region.

Chinese crew in Macao Roads, who murdered the

second Mate and Serang.

23rd. H. E. Keying the Imperial Commissioner arrived in accompanied by Hwang and Heyling, in Hongkong in H. C. Str. Akbar.

26. Tan TanaTY OF PEACE WITH CHINA RAPI-

FIED.

liongkong erected into a Colony.

H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger sworn in Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hongkong

Justices of the Peace appointed. 27th. The various Government Officers, and forty-

four

Canton in II. C. Str. Akbar. 28th. H. E. Keying and the Mandarins left for

JULY.

2nd. The clipper Red Rover arrived, from Cal- cutta 27th May.

9th. Doctor McKinlay was murdered by the crew of the Lorcha No. 11 on her passage to Macao. Sub- sequently several of the boatmen were captured and confessed to the murder of Doctor McKinlay and the Portuguese captain and two of the crew.

11th. Count Rattimenton the French Consul, and his lady arrived in the Buckinghamshire.

12th. The schooner Petrel arrived from Bombay 10th June.

H. M. S.Dido, Hon. Captain Keppel arrived from Singapore.

Four Chinamen were convicted of robbing Messrs. Dent & Co. of a ball of Opium, and were sent need to receive eighteen lashes each and pay a fine of 85 to the Queen.

18th. The Kwang-chow-foo arrived at Macao from Canton to congratulate the French Consul on his ar- rival.

20th. A fire broke out among the mat huts behind Mr. Oswald's houd at Victoria, and destroyed about seventy of them.

The troops from the West Point Barracks are re- moved on board the Judith Allan and Sappho on ac count of the unhealthiness of the barraks.

21st. The Regulations regarding the new Tariff are pomulgated.

DEATH AND ARREST IN THE ARMY.-A soldier hav- ing become intoxicated and insulted an officer, the lat- ter ordered such heavy punishment to be inflicted upon the man as to cause his death the next day. The offi cer, however, on the death of the man, was arrested by his superiors, and the Emperor directs him to be hand-between the 24th and 31st July. ed over to the Board of Punishments for examinatio... THE YELLOW RIVER-The banks of the Yellow River again threaten to give way and pour the fearful floods of the River over the Country. The Emperor, therefore, has directed now and heavy taxes to be laid upon the inhabitants on both banks of the River for many miles into the country for the purpose of making such repairs as will prevent the threatened jnundation, MURDER AND DISGRACE.-A murder having occurred in a district of Chokeang Province, the Mandarin in Hos-charge refused to investigate, for which delinquency

22nd. The Bogue forts are completely rebuilt and ready to receive their guns..

23th. Captain Balfour issues a notice that the whole of the debts due by the late Co-hong will be paid off

27th. The New Tariff comes into operation. Mr. Lay appointed officiating Consul at Canton, and Dr Majoribanks Surgeon to the Consulate.

CONTRACT FOR PROVISIONS &c. NOTICE is hereby given, that Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office until the 15th January 1844 at Noon, from such persons as may be willing to contract for the supply of the undermentioned articles for the use of the Troops and Military pitals in the Island of Hongkong, com- mencing from the 1st. February 1844. viz. Fresh Beef, Bread,

} daily

ho has been summaily disgraced from his office. CIRCULATING MEDICA. - For several years the autho. rities of Kngi Chow Province have been collecting copper for the purpose of manyfacturing quantities of the common coin called "Cash". Qa petitioning the Emperor, His Majesty grants them permission to pro- ceed to the casting of the said cojn.

29th, Accounts received from Amoy of the break- ing out of Cholera on board H. M. B. Wolverine. West Point Barracks a Committee has been appointed In consequence of the sickness prevailing at the ed by Lord Saltoun to investigate info the cause.

AUGUST.

1st. The HC. Str. Akbar left for Suez having on board Lieut. Col. Malcohy the bearer of the Ratified, Treaty &c.

H. E. the Plenipotentiary issues a Notification that Opium will not be allowed to be entered at the now Ports, as an Article unenumerated in the Tariff

2nd. Mr. John Slade, the Editor of the Canton Re- gister died,

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4th. The Report of Eliang the Governor of Fokien, to the Emperor regarding the Formosa massacre is published by H. E. the Plenipotentiary for general in- formation.

10th The Cleopatra the first regular packet ship intended to run between London and Hongkong ar- zived at Macao.

12th. Much sickness still prevails at Hongkong, 14th A Proclamation is issued ordering all vessels passing the Bogue Forts after the 25th inst. to report themselves,

16th. The Rules for the Regulation of the admis sion of Patients into the Merchant Seamen's Hospital Hongkong are promulgated.

21st. The Hon'ble J. R. Morrison appointed Chi- nese Secretary during the absence of Lieut. Col. Mal- colm.

Richard Burgass Esq.appointed Legal adviser to the Government of Hongkong &c, &c.

Notice is given that no sale of land will be recognised by H. M's, Government which took placo previously

to the exchange of the ratifications of the Treaty. 23rd. J. A. Mercer Esq. died at Hongkong. 24th Alexander Scott Esq. Recording Officer to the Colonial and Admiralty Courts died at Hongkong. 25th. The Overland Mail of 6th June arrived at Hongkong in the John Brown from Bombay.

?To be continued.)

FOR SALE

AT the Office of the Friend of China, Blank forms of Ship's Articles, prepared according to the existing law relative to Merchant Seamen, and an. Abstract of the Merchant Seaman's Act indorsed on the back."

ALSO

Charterparties and General Powers of Attorney after forms prepared by Mr. Chitty.

Victoria, Hong Kong, 13th December, 1843.

IN the Pless, and will be published on the 15th January THE HONG-KONG ALMANAC FOR 1844;

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Fixed and Moveable Feasts,

Chinese Kalendar,

English Kalendar,

Moon's Age,

Sun's Declination Table,

Equation Table,

Her Majesty's Government Hongkong, Consular Establishments.

Her Majesty's Fleet in China with a list of Officers on board each Ship, date of appointment, pay &c. Her Majesty's Barces in China. H. E. I. Co's, do do.

Dangers in the China Seas,

Post Office Regulations,

Port and Harbour do.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. AJAX.-Out Correspondent must excuse fus. Al though he has furnished us with his name, we cannot insert his leter and are satisfied that he will feel grateful to us on further consideration for witholding it. With

"GREAT

or "SMALL" houses we have no connexion our sole object in "EVERY" department of the paper is the propagation of the Truth, and our corespondent may be satisfied that if we are occasionally in error it will be from misinformation that we are so, and not from any leaning towards any particular interest either here gr elsewhere.

NEMO is declined. Why write under a borrowed name? CLERICUS if possible in our next issue.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, cominenced on Saturday last at 7 o'Clock A. M.

ENGLAND

UNITED STATES CALCUTTA

Aug. 15

LATEST DATES. SINGAPORE Sept. 6 JAVA

Dec. Noy.

Nov. 10 1 Oct. Oct. 26

MANILA

Dec.

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Dec.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY, 9TH 1844.

We earnestly request that all complaints of irregularity in the delivery of our paper may in future be forwarded to us in writing, and as soon as possible after the cause of complaint, otherwise it is impossible for us to find out where the fault lies. We intend in future to send round a printed. list, and request that each of our Subscribers will write his initials opposite his name in token of receipt of his paper. as an additional security against miscarriage.

We were prevented by want of space from noticing in our last the enlarged and improved form assumed by our contemporary the Hongkong Register on the commencement of the new year. It augurs well for the prosperity of the Colony that sufficient inducement should have offered to enable our contemporary to carry out this improvement, and we doubt not that the increasing interest which is taken every where in Chinese affairs, will cause an increase of circulation more than sufficient to compensate for the additional expense and labour of getting up the publication. While on this sub- ject we may notice a typographical error of some importance in the last Price Current issued from the Hongkong Register Office. Benares Opium is quoted at 8745 instead of $645.

The Canton Press continues on the same scale as formerly

Table of dates of arrival of the Overland Mail in which is now lying at the Land Office for inspec-

China.

Do. Do. in Calcutta,

List of Houses of Agency in China. Do. Do. Do. in London connected with Foreign Residents in Hongkong and

China.

China.

Do. The Chinese Tariff, The Duties levied in England on Chinese Exports The report of the Assay of various coins at Canton. Do. Do. Shanghai. The new act of Parliament relative to dhe gayern ment of British subjects of China.

but in every English Colony a similar mistake has been made; we must make the best of matters as they stand, and in our opinion the proposed plan under these unfavorable circumstances deserves considerable approbation.

We trust that the proposition of carrying out a sea wall to low water mark will not be abandoned, it is a most necessary work as the first typhoon will probably shew.

Since our last notice on the subject we have been urged from more than one quarter not to lose sight of the question. "Are we to have an Ice. House in Hongkong?" The present appears to be a favourable time for again urging upon the com- munity the propriety of addressing the Govern ment with the view of obtaining a grant of land (either free, or at a small ground rent) in a cen tral situation for the purpose of building. All the Marine lots centrally situated are taken and unless one of the reserved allotments can be procured, a great waste of Ice must necessarily be incurred in the transit to a more distant locality from the shore We have good reason to suppose that in the even of a grant of land, one-half of the requisite number of shares will be immediately subscribed for, and that very little delay will occur ere the list is filled up. We feel that at the present season we are writing on a cold snbject, but the recollection of last summer has not passed from our memory. It appears marvellous to us that there should be any necessity to appeal more than once to the commu- nity at large on a subject which one would imagine comes home to the feelings of all..

We have seen the plan of the town of Victoria, tion. The necessity for accomodating the arrau- gement of the lines of road in a great measure to the buildings already existing has rendered what in the first instance would have been an easy, a difficult task. Taken as a whole, we consider the plan not liable to any material objection, though we think in some instances too great a sacrifice has been made with the view of running the roads in straight lines. The expense of purchasing pro- perty already built on will be heavy, and in several cases where only a portion of the lot is taken, the remainder will be rendered almost unavailable owing to its shape-triangular houses and lots will The number of lots of vacant ground for disposal at the ensuing sale is upwards of fifty; many of these are situated far up the side of the mountain, extending almost as high as the mosque. It would we think be most desirable that the roads should be formed, at least roughly, before any houses are allowed to be built; the labour will be much lighter, From this date the Charges or Printing at the and the expense of building lessened. We sincere- ly trust that if the roads be not made, the drains Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows; will in every instance be covered in before the commencement of the hot season; and are satisfied that the call for a rate (if necessary) to enable the Government to carry this most urgently required measure into effect would be cheerfully responded to by the inhabitants,

FOR 1844;

THE HONG-KONG SHEET ALMANAC The publication is unavoidably delayed until the 15th instant, owing to the desire to make the work as complete as possible.

Boat Notes

NOTICE

82 por hundred

Opium Orders

? 1 da. do,

Bills of Exchange in sols

3 do. do.

33

Cheques

1 do. do.

29

Ship's Articles

32

1 each or 88 per

.Powers of Attorney-

I do.

12.

Charter Parties

I do. or,, 6 do. do.

Auction Bills-

33

doz

or,, 6 do, do,

2 per first 100, and 75/

cents for every suc ceeding 100.

1

By the Louisa Campbell from Chusan the 1st instant we have news from Shanghai up to the 24th December. We have already mentioned that some difficulty had occured owing to the circums tances of a Chinese boy having been wounded by a shot fired by an European. It now appears that the Chinese refused to allow any place of residence in the city or suburbs for foreigners, and there is ample proof that they did so at the instigation of a number of Canton merchants, who had gone to Shanghai and entered into a combination both with the merchants and public authorities, with the view of establishing a Co-hong there, through whom, and through whom alone all busines whether re lating to articles of import or export should be transacted. Owing to the firmness of H. B. M's. Consul this attempt has proved a signal failure, and the inhabitants of a portion of the suburbs of the city have been ordered to evacuate their houses that the foreigners may occupy them. The loca- lity allotted, though good, is not the most favou rable, being at some distance from the quarter of the city where business is carried on-both houses and land are however to be rented very cheap, the latter at from 20 to 30 taels per mow (equal to from ?2 to ? 8 per acre). Merchants resorting to Shanghai will probably prefer paying the Chi nese residents in the quarter of the city where bu- siness is carried on a somewhat higher rent in con- sideration of the facilities offerred there for carry- ing on business, and as the attempt to hamper the trade has proved unsuccessful no difficulty will arise to prevent them from so doing.

Several parties have objected to the narrowness of some of the roads. We believe the narrowest are to be 15 feet broad, and the others respective- ly 25, 28, 30, 52, and 55 feet, the Queen's Road Auction Catalogues, 8 per dos do, and 1 being of the latter breadth. Taking into considera- per do. do. tion the number of the cross roads, we think there will be ample ventilation, and indeed by some per- sons a moderate width of road is considered prefe- fable as affording some chance of a shady side of a street for foot-passengers; the difference of five or ten feet in the proximity of the ranges of houses will not affect their privacy in any material degree, and it is to be expected that all new houses will be provided with Verandahs, by which means any objections on that score will be removed.

ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month $ 2. langer period,, 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser on $1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

? Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe- riods. Terms may be known on application at the Office.

TERMS; CASH

Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

It is matter of great regret that before a stone was allowed to be laid on the island, a regular plan was not fixed for the guidance of builders;

It was to be expected, that finding themselves unable to cope with us in the field, the Chinese whould endeavour to outwit us in carrying out the articles of the Treaty, and though they have been foiled in this the first instance, it will require the strictest vigilance on the part of H. B. M's. Officers to prevent-restrictions from being imposed..... As an instance of the disposition of the authorities The schooner we may quote the following. Mazeppa arrived at Shanghai and declared a few bales of Cotton and Woollen goods to pay duty as musters; these however she did not land finding there was no market for them, and as she wished to depart without delay her Commander applied to the British Consul to permit the Chinese officers to survey the goods on board. The Taou-tai took alarm at this, well knowing that he had been the cause of no sales having been effected, and pro- posed that as such was the case no duty should be paid. The Consul however insisted that the duty should be received, and next day it was according ly paid.

Trade is extremely dull, but there is every pro- spect of an improvement now that the Chinese are made aware that their attempts to establish a monopoly will not be allowed to succeed, and we doubt not that our next arrivals will bring us in- formation of a more pleasing character than the present. We must again repeat that it will re- quire constant vigilance on our part to prevent our- selves from being over-reached; though foiled in this instance, the Chinese will not to be discour aged from making other attempts, and we hope a remonstrance will be made by H. E. the Plenipo- tentiary on this gross attempt to violate in the out- set the terms both of the original and supplement- ary Treaties.

The restriction imposed by H. M's Consul with regard to the carrying of fire arms, was removed immediately upon the sailing of the American

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barque Valparaiso, and a part, of officers who ar- rived from Chusan on a sporting excursion had no cause to regret the trouble they had taken.

28th Spec

46

Omega

204

AUCTIONEERS AND COMMISSION AGENTS PROVISION AND GENERAL STORE,

Opposite the Godowns of Alex. Moss Esq. Queen's Road,

DICKENS, and Mc.INTYRE, most respectfully announce to the Officers in H. M. Vessels, and the Inhabitants of Hong-kong, that they have opened the above establishment, and having purchased their stock under the most favourable circumstances, hope by charging moderate prices, and keeping good articles, 1844, to merit a share of Public patronage. Macao.

44

6th Valparaiso Ariel

Lockwood Sullivan

Chusan.

Namoa.

44

Louisa Campbell Darby

Chusan.

7th H. M. Str. Vixen

Macao.

8th Marmion

Sydney.

H. M. Str. Driver

Amoy.

DEPARTURES.

DECEMBER.

Harding!

White Burnie Abbot

1843. ?????. Coast. London. E. Coast,

Harding

3rd Audax

Vaux

4th Anna Maria

West

44

La Belle Alliance Pryce

46

Warlock

Bell

6

Mermaid

Gill

5th Crichan

44

Don Juan

29th Chieftain 31st Angelona 1st Hope

JANUARY.

2nd Spec

The Captain of the Swallow did not deliver his letters until several days after his arrival at Chusan,,, and even then only from the circumstance of its coming to the knowledge of a party that letters for him were on board. The Captain was charged with the detention, and fortunately there are wit- nesses forthcoming who can substantiate the char- ge. We much question whether the owners of vessels countenance such proceedings-at all events an example ought to be made in every case where a wilful detention or non-delivery of letters or pa- pers can be proved. We have received numerous complaints from the Northward of the non-delivery of our paper, and we happen to know an instance in which the copy of a subscriber residing in Chusan has been habitually detained at Amoy, sometimes forwarded after considerable delay and in a state which indicated that it had been well thumbed", at others not forwarded at all. We intend in future to mention the number of copies forwarded to the Northward by each opportunity, and hope by this means in somemeasure to ensure a regular delivery. CHUSAN PRICES.

Long Ells good Scarlets $10 a 10,50 assorted, 9 a 9,50 In fair demand. Chintzes, 83,80 a 4,80 according to quality and style.

Grey Shirtings $3,20 a 3,40 for medium qualities.

Fair sales.

White do. In small demand. Few sales.

6th Valparaiso

44

Ariel (Schr) 7th Spec

Lockwood Sullivan Harding

Canton. Calcutta.

Whampoa. Manilla. Macao & Cal.

64

" & Bally. E. Coast. Macao.

44 L

The Mary Bullmer from Singapore 2nd Novem- ber and Macao 22nd December had very heavy weather in the early part of December in the Pulawan passage, and sustained the loss of Beycral

spars.

The Lynx was seen (per schooner Ariel) on the 4th January at 10 P. M. bound for Hongkong. (Signed)

WILLIAM PEDDER R. N. Harbour Master.

Opium. Malwa 8 850 to 900. In good demand by Victoria, 8th January 1844. the Fokien junks.

VESSELS AT CHUSAN 1ST JANUARY 1844. Oscar (Am:); Poppy; Harlequin (Schr.); Snipe; Sundrapoovie; Vixen; Amazon; H. M. S. Cambrian. The Sir Edward Ryan left Chusan for Ningpo on the 29th December. VESSELS AT SHANGHAI 24TH DECEMBER 1843. Elisa Stewart; William the Fourth; Litherland (Am.) Island Queen; H. M. S. Wolf; H. M. Str. Medusa. The Steamer DRIVER left Chusan on the 1st Janua- ry under sail; she was to touch at Amoy. VESSELS AT NINGPO.

H. M. S. Pelican.

CANTON.

From Canton we have advices up to the 6th ins- tant; trade generally is improving. Opium is quoted, Patna, new 8 670, Benares new & 650 Malwa 8 740 The. drug is a little more enquired after and there is no doubt that the favourable ad- vices from the north will cause an improvement in the rates. Long Cloths are in active demand, at for White $ 3,80 to $ 4,25 and Grey $ 2,90 to 3,20. American Drills $ 2,50 to 2,70. Few sales have taken place in Cotton, with the exception that the better sorts of Bengal are in active demand at improving rates. About 1500 bales of Silk are expected shortly from the north and if of good quality will command $ 500. At present the market is empty. Large sales of Iron have taken place at an advance.

Teas maintain their prices.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.

VESSELS NOW IN VICTORIA HARBOUR. John Barry Recg. ship]; Sarah; Mercury Recg. do.; General Wood Recg, do.; Jardine do.; Isabella [Hulk]; Mary [Schr]; Louisa; Folkstone; Slains Castle; [Am.]; Crishna; Algerine; Cecilia; Canton; Ino Dalton; Thomas Crisp; Velocipede Sultan; Florist; Anita; Sylph; Mary; Potentate; Euphrates; Fredck Warren; Bhaven; Elora; Theresa; Lady Amherst; Carib; Castor; Fortescue; Paradox; Orissa; Mary; Mazeppa; Mary Bullmer; Sultan; Mamion; Louisa Campbell.

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HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS. Agincourt, Rear Admiral Sir Thos. Cochrane, C. B. Capt. Bruce.

Minden, Captain Quin, Hospital Ship.

H. M. S. Dido Hon. C. Keppel.

H. M. S. Castor Capt. Graham.

H. C. Str. Driver

H. C. Str. Vixen

Troop Ship Sapphire, Master Commanding,J.R.Fittock

DECEMBER.

30th Audax

46 Mary

The Louisa Campbell spoke the Frankland on the 29th December on her way to Shanghai. On the 3d January saw a vessel carrying Messrs. Dent & Co's flag, and supposed to be the Water Witch; and on the 4th, a schooner working into Amoy. On the 5th, spoke a vessel understood either to be the Dog or the Pearl bound to Woosung. She carried a white flag with three red balls.

They have constantly on hand, Oilman's Stores, Grocery, Cutlery, Wines, Beer, Ale, Porter, Brandies.

&c. &c. &c.

Victoria, 28th November, 1843.

MR. LATTEY.

Chronometer and Watch Maker. Begs to announce that he has just arrived in Hongkong, and commenced business at Lane's Hotel, trusting that many years practical ex- perience in London, will enable him to give the utmost satisfaction in every branch of his business.

Having devoted much of his time, and attention, to the repairing and rating of Chronometers, he can confidently undertake to repair and rate them, as efficiently as they can be done in London.

LANE'S HOTEL HONGKONG. NOTICE. MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that Workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresed to Messrs, C. & Co" to the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention. NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in

FOR the Midshipman's mess of H. M. Str. " Vixen" a Competent Steward. For particulars, Apply on board between the hours of nine and twelve. China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers H. M. S. "Vixen" or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during Hongkong, 8th January, 1844. the late war. N. DUUS.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

ON SATURDAY the 13th instant at 11 o'clock, at the Godowns of N. Duus Esq. 18 Queen's Road, will be sold all the old Copper Sheathing belonging to the Dutch Ship Anna Elise. ALSO,

A few Bales of damaged American Drills. Victoria, 8th January, 1844. P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer.

NOTICE.-We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of Disandt and Tiedeman. D. DISANDT.

F. H. TIEDEMAN Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. Our Mr. Disandt having for the last eight years been connected with the Establishment of Messrs Colvin Ainslie Cowie & Co. of Calcutta we have pleasure in offering our services as Agents to the Army in China.

NOTICE.-Will be Sold by Public Auction on Wednesday the 17th day of January 1844 at Noon, Two Gun Boats,at present lying off the Harbor Masters Jetty, with their Sails, Spars Rigging &c. as per is- ventory which may be seen by applying to

By, order

Victoria, January 6th 1844.

P. TOWSEND. Auctioneer. WILLIAM PEDDER, Harbour Master and Marine Magistrate.

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c. Queen's Road Victoria. RETURNS his most grateful thanke to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- Glasgow. cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He Macao. further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most

ARRIVALS.

1843.

Vaux Martell

Macao.

29

JANUARY.

1st H. M. Str. Vixen

1844, Macao.

44

Paradox (Schr.)

46

Spec

Harding

39 99

2nd Orissa

Smith

Martell

4th Don Juan

Harding

66

Mazeppa

Fraser

44

Mary Bullmer

5th Sultan

Mary

??

19

Gaskin Macao & Sing. faithfully attended to. Rodgers 1st January, 1844.

Hongkong, 15th April, 1843.

The following packages addressed to the Officers and Messes of H. M. and H. E. I. C's Regts serving during the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned, Cap. F. Cotton Engineers 3 packages. Ilderton H. M. 98th Regt. 1 do. ,, R. I. 2

Sir W.Mc.Gregor Bart, 18 Mess.

do.

6 "N. L. 1 do.

Col. A. B. Dyce

41

1 do.

31 33

Cap. Badwood

Madras Eugineers 1

do.

Lieut Runefatt

do,

1 do.

1. F. Erskin 2nd. Regt. N. I. 1

do.

22

F. S. Dewberrey H. M. 55th

1

do.

I. C. Shaw

29

Engineers -1

do.

R. S. Dobbie

27

39th Regt. 1

do.

Sergt. Maj. Wards

2 55

1 do.

2 do.

Felch

The parties to whom the packages are addressed are requested to make application for them. N. DUUS. Victoria, January 1, 1844 Queen's Road. FOR SALE. THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. London. Fhe old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Mosell, Burgundy and Champagne. Apply to Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR SALE.

In wood and bottle.

LINDSAY & Co.

AT the Godowns of Messrs. Fox Rawson & Co. a quantity of Allsopp's and Bass's Beer in Cask ex "John Bull."

Victoria, 6th January 1844.

FOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

PUBLIC AUCTION. TO be sold by Public Auction on Wednesday next the " 17th Inst. at 12 o'Clock by Mr. ToWNSEND, without reserve, at the Office of the "Eastern Globe and Com- mercial Advertiser," the Press and Types lately em.. ployed in printing that Paper. There are 19 Cases of assorted types a considerable portion of which is neva The present affords an excellent opportunity for any one wishing to commence a New Journal or to engage in Printing, as the Press and Types are capable of exe cuting any kind of Job Work.

Victoria, 5th January, 1844.

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ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE, Undersigned having con appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances as Hong.. ong, asunder: 1sr.-On Buildings of Brie. or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isola d from all others.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS,-Paz d?cision consulaire en date d' aujourd'hui Mr. CHALAVE leve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de CONTE DE RATTI-MENTON. France on Chine.

Macao, le i7 Aout, 1842.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails, well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and AVIS.-Ees Finn?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi-running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. ne, sont presenus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of Condat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent attribus, o qui pourront Patre & l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter qu ordonnances and sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons e faire intire ser le registre matrienle du dit Consulat, en se pr?sentant enzines, ou, en cas impossibilit? en adressant a new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition Consul une requeie, of ils d?clarerent, sous cerment, qu'ils n'ont complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for encouru is perte de leur qualit? Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l'art. 17 du code civil, tels que a short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited beton, seception non autoris?e par le Roi, de foncti- crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. ous publiques centr?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, cans esprit de retour. Le Consul de France.

Rate of Premium, r cent. per annum, 2ND-On such Buildings ar their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, be charged. Of the 1st Class, Assurance for the prezent, will accepted to the extent of 10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its content taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten gither on a Building alone, of the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assurod will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the easent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy. .

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843.

THE Copartnership existing boereen Ding, CANTHR & Co. at Bombay, Dion, BCHNORD & Co. nt Liver pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to n pounce, that in future, our busine will be car. ried on here, under the firm of Dino, Gray & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of Dreox, HTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; DIROM & Co. Macao, 1st August. 1843.

NOTICE-Goods and Merchandise, of all descrip- tions received and carefully Stored in spacious dry, and Secure granite Godowns Situated on the Queen's Road, below the premises of Mesrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co. at Victoria, Hong Kong, upon moderate terms. Apply upon the premises to F. I. TIEDEMAN. Cloodshro received and cold on Commission Victoria, Oth August 1843. NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messors Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christina Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1845.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has take the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under hi immediate superintend- anco, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had.

NOTICE.

A. H. FRYER

CONTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

NOTICE.

THE UNDERSIGNED, being about to leave China, has transferred his out-standing business to Messrs. BELL & Co. of Macao.

ROBERT WEBSTER.

Hongkong, 13th November, 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha ving by Ladenture, dated the 18th of October ins fant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Test to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of de Claims of such of his Creditors as should within si months from the date thereof con- sant to, or subscribe he said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the cuid Trustees or either of them, signify thele intention of doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Mose are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And ice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate the benefit of the said assignment.

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the enid Mark Moss to make payment to them on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees Singapore 20th October 1843.

IN reference to the ubove Notice the Undersingned is authorised by Power of Attorney, to act for the above named Trustees and requests immediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

TO BE SOLD.

A desirable detached two Storied Residence, situate within a Ring Fence, and situate in the Healthiest part of the Island--Commanding a fine and extensive view of the whole Bay, and also of the Town-and in the immediate Vicinity of the Government Offices- the House is well finished, contains numerous Bed Rooms, five airy spacious sitting Rooms &c. fitted with English Fire Grates, a strong and secure Treas- ury with double doors, detached Godown, 60 feet+30 feet, extensive Servant Offices &c, the whole offering a desirable Investment for Capital, and in every way suited for the residence of a Mercantile Firm; at pre- sent occupied by the Undersigned, to whom apply for further particulars.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong, 9th October, 1843.

JUST RECEIVED for sale by the undersigned, Beer in Cask, Oil Cloth Table Covers, Paints, and Paint ?OUR establishment is removed from Macao to Hong- Oil Blankets, Hats, Butter, Varuish, Pitch, Vinegar, Spars, Coir Rope &c. &c. Kong, No. 2 Wellington Terrace.

HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co.

Victoria, Hongkong,

16 October, 1843.

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situ ted 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Apply to P. TOWNSEND. Victoria, 28th December, 1843. FOR SALE.

THE PRESS and TYPES lately used for printing the EASTERN GLOBE newspaper. A new fount of type has lately been added; the whole being in

Goods placed fexcept com ustibles] in Godown 18. every respect suitable for parties wishing to establish a

Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire.

apply to

N. DUUS.

? Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately exis ing under

the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual e nsent, all persons having elaims against the firm are re nested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst. and a 1 parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to r. J. B. Pain in whose mine the business from this date will be conducted.

Victoria, January, 1std24. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mac a partner in our firm from Bombay, 21th September, 1813.

J. B. PAIN & Co.

zie has been admitted August last.

LECKIE & Co.

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Journal either at Hongkong, Canton, or any of the new ports of China. Terms extremely moderate. Apply at the Office of the Eastern Globe. Victoria, 20th December, 1843.

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases.

Sherry do.

Cluret do.

do. do.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victorie, 22nd November, 1943.

FOR SALE.

Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whainpoa.

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Ceptain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. For freight or passage apply to Captain Buckle ou board, o BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

FOR CHUSAN AND THE YANG-TZE-KEANG THE A. 1. Schooner THOMAS CRISP," J. M. METCALFE Commander, will have immediste despatch, touching at all the Fs Porta on her passage down. For freight or passage apply to

N. DUUS.

or the Commander on board.

Victoria, 11th December, 1843.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Rice, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles.

JOHN BURD & Co.

At the Godowns of FOR SALE-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil. Beer in Huds.

0

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE..

VOL. III. No. 97.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY JANUARY 13TH, 1844.

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONGKONG GAZETTE SHIPPING LIST..

VOL 1.

PRICE $12 per annum.

? discontinued from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing 7ernment are still to be considered as official. J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer. ICATION..

f State for the Colonies, the annexed Copy of a Treaty of k of the Uruguay, is published for general information. &c. &c. RICHARD WOOSNAM.

ND NAVIGATION,

VICTORIA JANUARY 13TH, 1844.

No 1.

7

E URUGUAY,

6, 1842.

List of Vessels in Victoria Harbour. VESSELS NOW IN VICTORIA HARBOUR.

John Barry Recg. ship]; Sarah; Mercury Recg. do.; General Wood; Jardine do.; Isabella [Hulk ]; Louisa; Folkstone; Slains Castle; [Am.]; Crishna; Canton; Ino Dalton; Velocipede; Anita; Potentate; Euphrates; Fredck Warren; Elora; Carib; Castor; Fortescue; Paradox; Mazeppa; Mary Bullmer; Marmion; Asiatic; Hope; Lynx; Forfarshire; Robert Fulton; Homunjee Bomanjee.

HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS.

Agincourt, Rear Admiral Sir Thos. Cochrane, C. B. Capt. Bruce. Minden, Captain Quin, Hospital Ship.

H. M. S. Castor Capt. Graham.

H. C. Str. Driver

H. C. Str. Vixen

Troop Ship Sapphire, Master Commanding, J.R.Fittock.

JANUARY,

9th Asiatic

At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.

39

Onrega

White

31

H. M.S. Driver,

29

Hope (cutter)

TO LET. THE Bungalow & out Offices belongingoto Framjce Jemsetjee Esq. situato on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjee Jemsetjee, Macao, or HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843.

FOR SALE. STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise JOHN RITSON. & Co. to. Victoria, 9th November, 1843. FOR SALE.. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots.

HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co.

Victoria, 22d. November 1843.

FOR SALE. THE well known Lorcha DODGE. Apply to

ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria, 26th December, 1843.

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each.

Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCHI. 46 Queen's Roud. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843.

RECEIVED THIS DAY ex "Mary Bullmer."- All- sopp's Pale Ale Bengal bottled warranted first quality; Patent Black Cashmere and Cashmerette, Stearine Candles free from Asenic, Solah Hats, English Qui- nine, Metal Buttons &c. &c. apply to J. C. POWER.! Auctioneer and Commission Agent. Victoria, 6th January 1811.

THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong

Gazette.

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co. " LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New. gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carringes with and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues- Ilarness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose-day and Saturday. wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. PRICE Twelge Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1543.

Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1813.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

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10th Lynx

Forfarshire

Chrishna

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11th Robert Fulton,

JANUARY,

8th Cecilia

9th Orissa

10th Belhaven

ARRIVALS. 1844, Barlow Sydney 19 Nov. sailed through the harbour for the E. Coast from Chusan 1 Jan. Amoy 5 Jan. Macao 9 Jan. Hobart Town, Macao

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Gibbon,

Symmons,

Fletcher,

Harding Drinker

25

DEPARTURES.

Buttrey

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Macao

Whampoa

Macao

Amoy, Chusan, & Shanghai Whampoa

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Hon. C. Keppel

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Huggup

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REPORTED TO SAIL,

Lady Amherst, for Macao, this day.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.

22

Sing. & Calcutta Macao

Asiatic; Passengers; steerage, Mr. & Mrs. Cobham, Mr. & Mrs. Morris; Mr. & Mrs. Cockerell; Messrs. Cohan, Taylor, Tregarthick, & Waldon. Cargo Ballast.

Luna left Namoa 4th January. Cargo Ballast.

Robert Patton chathe and Poly the Bunque extrat Chass? in the Gilolo Passage from Batavia for China. January 6th spoke the British barque Fortitude 80 days from Ceylon, for China. Passengers per Robert Fulton, Messrs. Robert P. de Silva, Henry Bradlee, William Tingley and Josiah Randall. Cargo Sundries.

, and exempuons, in matters of commerce and navigation, that are granted, or may hereafter be granted, in either country, to the subjects or citizens of the most favoured nation.

.

July 17, 1843.]

and of Her Majesty, 18-B.

stad la Reina del Reino Unido de la Gran Breta?a ? Irlanda, y Su Presidente de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, deseando fomen- Fel comercio entre los Dominios Britanicos y el Territorio de la Re- nsiderando conveniente que las relaciones amistosas que ahora existen Estados sean reconocidas y confirmadas por medio de un Tratado de ercio, y Navegacion; Su Majestad Britanica, y Su Excelencia el Pre- tepublica Oriental del Uruguay, han nombrado, con este fin, como sus ios, ? saber:-

ad la Reina del Reino Unido de la Gran Breta?a ? Irlanda, al Muy rge Conde de Aberdeen, Visconde Gordon, Visconde Formartine, dethlick, Tarvis, y Kellie, Par del Reino Unido, Miembro del Muy insejo Privado de Su Majestad, Caballero del Muy Antiguo y Noble do, y Principal Secretario de Estado de Su Majestad en el Depa rta- aciones Exteriores; y al Muy Honorable Federigo Juan Conde de de Goderich, Par del Reino Unido, Miembro del Muy Honorable do de Su Majestad, y Presidente de la Comision del Consejo Privado ios de Comercio y de las Colonias;

xcolencia el Presidente de la Rep?blica Oriental del Urugua v, al ? Ellauri, Su Ministro Secretario de Estado y de Relaciones Exteri- Extraordinario y Ministro Plenipotensiario de la Republica cerca de ritanica;

lespues de haberse communicado sus Plenos Poderes respectivos, hal- y debida forma, han acordado y concluido los Articulos siguientes:-

ARTICULO I.

y Amistad prepetua entre los dominios y subditos de Su Majestad eina Unido de la Gran Breta?a ? Irlanda, Sus Herederos y Succe- blica Oriental del Uruguay, y sus ciudadanos.

ARTICULO II.

re todos los territorios de Su Majestad Britanica en Europa, y lo Republica Oriental del Uruguay, una libertad reciproca de comercio ciudadanos de los dos paises gozar?n respectivamente la franqueza seguramente, con sus buques y cargamentos, a todos aquellos pa rios, en los dichos territorios, ? los cuales sea o pueda ser permi- trangeros el llegar; entrar en los mismos, y permanecer y resider arte de los dichos tetritorios respectivamente; tambien alquilar y almacenes para los objetos de su comercio; y generalmente,

mpleta proteccion y seguridad para su comercio; siempre sugetos ? tos del pais.

modo, les respectivos buques de guerra y paquetes de los dos paises para llegar franca y seguramente a todos los puertos, rios, y lugares los dos paises, ? los cuales es ? ser? permitido a los buques de guer- otras naciones llegar; y les ser? permitido entrar en los mismos, cer all?, y repararse; sugetos siempre a las leyes y estatutos de los etivamente.

qui, qua en las estipulaciones del presente Articulo, no est? compren- pa y comercio de cabotage entre un puerto y otro situados en los do- jera de las Partes Contratantes; siendo reservado este trafico y naye te & los buques nacionales.

ARTICULO III.

proca libertad de comercio y navegacion entre los subditos y ciu- os Altas Partes Contratantes; y los subditos y ciudadanos de los etivamente, no pagar?n en cualquiera de los puertos, radas, an- s, pueblos, ? lugares, en cualquiera de los dos paises, algunos os derechos, tributos, & impuestos, bajo cualesquiera nombres de. dos, que los que pagan alli los subditos ? ciudadanos de la na- ida; y los subditos y ciudadanos de cada una de las Altas Partes gozar?n los mismos derechos, privilegios, libertades, favores, in- munidades, y exenciones, en negocios de comercio y navegacion, que son ? puedan ser en adelante concedidos, en cualquiera de los dos paises, los subditos ?: ciudadanos de la nacion mas favorecida."

No se inpondr? mas alto derecho de aduana ? otro impuest8 ? las merca. derias, producto de uno de los dos paises, en su impoftacion de dicho pais al?tra, por mar ? por tierra, que el que paguen las mercaderias de la misma especie, producto de cualquiera otra nacion, que sean importadas de ella. Y Su Majestad la Reina del Reino Unido de la Gran Breta?e ? Irlanda, y la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, se obligan y se comprometen ? o conceder favor, privilegio, o in- nos de cualquier otro Estado, que no sea tambied y al mismo tiempo conced do ? los subditos ? ciudadanos de la otra Alta Parte Contratante; gratuitamente, si la concesion en favor de aquel otro Estado hubi se sido gratuita; y dando tan aproximadamente como se pueda le misma compensacion ? equivalente; en caso que concesion hubiese sido condicional.

No duty of customs or other impost shall be charged upon any goods the produce of one country, upon importation by sea or by land from such country into the other, higher than the duty or impost charged upon goods of the same kind, the produce of, or imported from, any other country. And Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, do hereby bind and engage themselves not to grant any favour, privilege, or immunity,munidad alguna, en objetos de comercio y navegacion, a los subditos o ciudada- in matters of commerce and navigation, to the subjects or citizens of any other State, which shall not be also and at the same time extended to the subjects or citizens of the other High Contracting Party; gratuitously, if the concession in favour of that other State shall have been gratuitous; and on giving as nearly as possible the same eom- pensation or equivalent, in case the concession shall have been condition.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having een appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong.. ong, as under:-- 1er.-On Buildings of Bric. or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, cent. per annum, 2ND-On such Buildings an their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum, Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will

and for 3 mouths,

Of the 1st Class, Arsurance accepted to the extent of

be charged.

for the present, will be 10,000 only on one risk.

And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its content taken together, form one risk. Thus the above guns may be underwritten gither on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid."

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits ufter five successive payments.

Partica applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk be taken; ny deviation from which, without the easent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing bereen DiR, CARTER 4 Co. at Bombay, Dinox, camORD & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, baving expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an pounce, that in future, our busine will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of Drox, HTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; DIROM & Co. Macao, 1st August, 1843.

NOTICE. Goods and Merchandise, of all descrip- tions received and carefully Stered in spacious dry, and Secure granite Godowns Situated on the Queen's Road, below the premises of Mesrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co. at Victoria, Hong Kong, upon moderate terms. Apply upon the premises to F. II. TIEDEMAN. Goods aro received and esl on Commission Victoria, Oth August 1843. NOTICE.-The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co."n connexion with Messors Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1815. NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has take the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under hi immediate superintend- anco, and hopes thereby to er ure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet e patronage which that Establishment has heretofore bad. A. H. FRYER

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

NOTICE.

OUR establishment is removed from Macao to Hang Kong, No. 2 Wellington Terrace.

HUGHESDON. CALDER & Co.

Victoria, Hongkong,

16 October, 1843.

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situ ted 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed [except com ustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire.

apply to

N. DUUS.

?Goods received and sold en Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately exis ing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual e nsent, all persons having elaims against the firm are re uested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst. and a 1 partics indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to Ir. J. B. Pain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted.

Victoria, January, 1stel 84. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mac a partner in our firm from

Bombay, 21th September, 1813.

J. B. PAIN & Co.

enzie has been admitted August last.

LECKIE & Co.

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FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons

DATAVIA

SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq. CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co." LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New. gate St.

FOR SALE. From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carringes with and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues- Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose-day and Saturday. PRICE Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. Victoria, 21st December, 1843. Apply to HENRY HUMPHRYS Victoria, 22nd November, 1813.

C

RYS & Co.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE..

VOL. III. No. 97.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY JANUARY 18TH, 1844.

PRICE $12 per annum.

NOTIFICATION. The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. By order, J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT

NOTIFICATION..

IN Obedience to Instructions from Her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, the annexed Copy of a Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, between Her Majesty and the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, is published for general information. By Order of His Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hongkong &c. &c. Government House, Victoria, (Hongkong) January 3rd 1844.

TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION,

BETWEEN

HER MAJESTY

AND THE

ORIENTAL REPUBLICK OF THE URUGUAY,

Signed at London, August 20, 1842. [Ratifications exchanged at London, July 17, 1843.]

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

Presented to both Houses of Parliament, by Command of Her Majesty, 1848.

HER Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Excellency the President of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, being, desirous of encouraging and extending the commercial intercourse between the Bri- tish Dominions and the Territory of the Republick; and deeming it meet that the friendly relations which now subsist between the Two States, should be acknowledg ed and confirmed by the signature of a Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigati. on; Her Britannick Majesty and His Excellency the President of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, have, for this purpose, named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:- Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honorable George Earl of Aberdeen, Viscount Gordon, Viscount For- martine, Lord Haddo, Methlick, Tarvis, and Kellie, a Peer of the United Kingdom, a Member of Her Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council, Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and Her Majesty's Principal Secreta- ry of State for Foreign Affairs; and the Right Honourable Frederick John Earl of Ripon, Viscount Goderich, a Peer of the United Kingdom, a Member of Her Ma- jesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, and President of the Committee of Privy

Council for Affairs of Trade and Foreign Plantations;

Su Majestad la Reina del Reino Unido de la Gran Breta?a ? Irlanda, y Su Excelencia el Presidente de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, deseando fomen- tar y extender el comercio entre los Dominios Britanicos y el Territorio de la Re- publica; y considerando conveniente que lag relaciones amistosas que ahora existen entre los dos Estados sean reconocidas confirmadas por medio de un Tratado de Amistad, Comercio, y Navegacion; Su Majestad Britanica, y Su Excelencia el Pre- sidente de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, han nombrado, con este fin, como sus Plenipotenciarios, ? saber:-

Honorable Jorge Conde de Aberdeen; Visconde Gordon, Visconde Formartine, Su Majestad la Reina del Reino Unido de la Gran Breta?a ? Irlanda, al Muy Honorable Consejo Privado de Su Majestad, Caballero del Muy Antiguo y Noble Lord Haddo, Methlick, Tarvis, y Kellie, Par del Reino Unido, Miembro del Muy Orden del Cardo, y Principal Secretario de Estado de Su Majestad en el Depa rta- Ripon, Visconde Goderich, Par del Reino Unido, Miembro del Muy Honorable mento de Relaciones Exteriores; y al Muy Honorable Federigo Juan Conde de Consejo Privado de Su Majestad, y Presidente de la Comision del Consejo Privado para los Negocios de Comercio y de las Colonias;

And His Excellency the President of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, Y Su Excelencia el Presidente de la Rep?blica Oriental del Urugua v, al Se?or Don Jos? Ellaurt, His Minister of State and for Foreign Affairs, Envoy Ex-Seftor Don Jos? Ellauri, Su Ministro Searetario de Estado y de Relaciones Exteri- traordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republick to Her Britannick Ma-ores, Enviado Extraordinario y Ministro Plenipotensiario de la Republica cerca de jesty: Su Majestad Britanica; Who, after having communicated to each other their respective Full Powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles :- ARTICLE I.

There shall be perpetual Peace and Amity between the dominions and subjects of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Her Heirs and Successors, and the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, and its citizens.

ARTICLE II.

each nation shall enjoy, within the territories of the other, the

Quienes, despues de haberse communicado sus Plenos Poderes respectivos, hal- lados en buena y debida forma, han acordado y concluido los Articulos siguientes:-

ARTICULO I.

Habr? Paz y Amistad prepetua entre los dominios y subditos de Su Majestad la Reina del Reina Unido de la Gran Breta?a ? Irlanda, Sus Herederos y Succe- sores, y la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, y sus ciudadanos.

ARTICULO II.

Habr? entre todos los territorios de Su Majestad Britanica en Europa, y lo territorios de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, una libertad reciproca de comercio Los subditos y ciudadanos de los dos paises gozar?n respectivamente la franqueza de llegar libre y seguramente, con sus buques y cargamentos, ? todos aquellos pa- rages, puertos, y rios, en los dichos territorios, ? los cuales sea o pueda ser permi- tido, a otros extrangeros el llegar; entrar en los mismos, y permanecer y resider

los comerciantes y traficantes de cada flacida detruatical, en territorios de la casas y almacenes para los objetos de su comercio; y generalmente.

protec-los

There shall be between all the territories of Her Britannick Majesty in Europe, and the territories of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, a reciprocal freedom of commerce. Th esubjects and citizens of the two countries, respectively, shall have liberty freely and securely to come, with their ships and cargoes, to all places, ports, and rivers in the territories aforesaid, to which other foreigners are or may be permitted to come; to enter into the same, and to remain and reside in any part of the said territories respectively; also to hire and occupy houses and warehouses en cualquiera parte de los dichos tetritorios respectivamente; tambien alquilar y for the purposes of their commerce: and, generally the mermost complete protec. tion and security for their commerce: subject always to the laws and statutes of the otra, de la mas completa proteccion y seguridad para su comercio; siempre sugetos ? land. las leyes y estatutos del pais. In like manner, the respective ships of war and Post Office packets of the two countries, shall have liberty freely and securely to come to all harbours, rivers, and places, in either country, to which other foreign ships of war and packets are or may be permitted to come; and they shall be allowed to enter into the same, to anchor and to remain there and refit; subject always to the laws and statutes of the two countries, respectively.

It is hereby declared, that the stipulations of the present Article are not to be understood as applying to the navigation and carrying trade between one port and another, situated in the dominions of either Contracting Party; such navigation and trade being reserved exclusively to national vessels.

ARTICLE III.,

There shall be reciprocal liberty of commerce and navigation between and amongst the subjects and citizens of the two High Contracting Parties; and the subjects and citizens of thetwo countries, respectively, shall not pay in the ports, harbours, roads, cities, towns, or places whatsoever in either country, any other or higher duties, taxes, or imposts, under whatsoever names designated or included, than those which are there paid by the subjects or citizens of the most favoured nation: and the subjects and citizens of each of the High Contracting Parties shallfenjoy the same rights, privileges, liberties, favours, immunities, and exemptions, in matters of commerce and navigation, that are granted, or may hereafter be granted, in either country, to the subjects or citizens of the most favoured nation.

Del mismo modo, les respectivos buques de guerra y paquetes de los dos paises tendr?n libertad para llegar franca y seguramente a todos los puertos, rios, y lugares en cualquiera de los dos paises, ? los cuales es ? ser? permitido ? los buques de guer- ra y pequetes de otras naciones llegar; y les ser? permitido entrar en los mismos, anclarey permanecer all?, y repararse; sugutos siempre ? las leyes y estatutos de los dos paises, respectivamente.

Se declara aqui, qua en las estipulaciones del presente Articulo, no est? compren- dida la navegacion y comercio de cabotage entre un puerto y otro situados en los do- minios de cualquiera de las Partes Contratantes; siendo reservado este trafico y naye gacion, unicamente ? los buques nacionales. ARTICULO III.

dadanos de las dos Altas Partes Contratantes; y los subditos y ciudadanos de los Habr? reciproca libertad de comercio y navegacion entre los subditos y ciu- dos paises, respectivamente, no pagar?n en cualquiera de los puertos, radas, an claderos, ciudades, pueblos, ? lugares, en cualquiera de los dos paises, algunos signados ? incluidos, que los que pagan alli los subditos ? ciudadanos de la na- otros ni mas altos derechos, tributos, & impuestos, bajo cualesquiera nombres de cion mas favorecida; y los subditos y ciudadanos de cada una de las Altas Partes Contratantes gozar?n los mismos derechos, privilegios, libertades, favores, in- munidades, y exenciones, en negocios de comercio y navegacion, que son ? puedan ser en adelante concedidos, en cualquiera de los dos paises, los subditos ?: ciudadanos de la nacion mas favorecida.

No se inpondr? mas alto derecho de aduana ? otro impuest8 ? las merca." derias, producto de uno de los dos paises, en su impoftacion de dicho pais al otra, por mar ? por tierra, que el que paguen las mercaderias de la misma especie, producto de cualquiera otra nacion, que sean importadas de ella. Y Su Majestad la Reina del Reino Unido de la Gran Breta?e ? Irlanda, y la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, se obligan y se comprometen ? o conceder favor, privilegio. o in- nos de cualquier otro Estado, que no sea tambie y al mismo tiempo conced.do ? los subditos ? ciudadanos de la otra Alta Parte Contratante; gratuitamente, si la concesion en favor de aquel otro Estado hubi se sido gratuita; y dando tan aproximadamente como se pueda le misma compensacion ? equivalente; en caso que concesion hubiese sido condicional.

No duty of customs or other impost shall be charged upon any goods the produce of one country, upon importation by sea or by land from such country into the other, higher than the duty or impost charged upon goods of the same kind, the produce of, or imported from, any other country. And Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Oriental Republick of the Cruguay, do hereby bind and engage themselves not to grant any favour, privilege, or immunity,munidad alguna, en objetos de comercio y navegacion, a los subditos o ciudada in matters of commerce and navigation, to the subjects or citizens of any other State, which shall not be also and at the same time extended to the subjects or citizens of the other High Contracting Party; gratuitously, if the concession in favour of that other State shall have been gratuitous; and on giving as nearly as possible the same com- pensation or equivalent, in case the concession shall have been conditional.

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ARTICLE IV.

No higher or other duties or payments on account of tonnage, light or harbour dues, pilotage, salvage in case of damage or shipwreck, or any local charges, shall be imposed in any of the ports of the one country upon the vessels of the other, than are payable in those porte upon national vessels.

ARTICLE V.

The same duties shall be paid on all articles, the growth, produce, or manu- facture of Her Britannick Majesty's dominions, when imported into the terri- tories of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, whether such articles be impor- ted in vessels of the said Republick, or in British vessels ; and the same duties shall be paid on all articles, the growth, produce, or manufacture of the said Republick, when imported into the domain ons of Her Britannick Majesty, whether such article be imported in British vessels, or in vessels of the said Republick. The same duties shall be paid, and the same bounties and drawbacks allowed, on all articles, the growth, produce, or manufacture of Her Britannick Majesty's dominions, when exported to the said Republick of the Uruguay, whether such artick be exported in vessels of the said Republick, or in British vessels; and the same duties shall be paid, and the same bounties and drawbacks allowed, on all articles, the growth, produce, or manufacture of the said Republick, when exported to the dofhinions of Her Britannick Majesty, whether such articles be exported in British vessels, or in vessels of the said Republick. ARTICLE VI

ARTICULO IV.

No se impondr?n otros ni mas altos derechos ? impuestos por razon de tonelada, fanal, puerto, pilotage, salvamento en caso de aver?a o naufragio, ni algun otro derecho local, en alguno de los puertos de un pais sobre los buques del otro, que los que se pagaren en aquellos puertos por los buques nacio nales. ARTICULO V.

Se pagar?n los mismos derechos sobre todo articulo del cultivo. producto, ? manufactura de los dominios de Su Majestad Britanica, ? su importacion en los territorios de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, ya sea que esta importacion se haga en buques Britanicos; y los mismos derechos s? pagaran sobre todo articulo del cultivo, producto, o manufactura de dicha Republica, a su importacion en los dominios do Su Majestad Britanica, ya sea que osta importacion se haga en bu- ques Britanicos, ? en buques de dicha Republica. So pagar?n los mismos dere. chos, y se acordar?n las mismas concesiones y gratificacions, sobre todo articulo del cultivo, producto, o manufactura de los dominios de Su Majestad Britanica, ? su exportacion para dicha Republica del Uruguay, ya sea que esta exportacion se hnga en buques de dicha Republica, o en buques Britanicos; y se pagar?n los mismos derechos, y se acordar?n las mismas concesiones y gratificaciones, sobre todo articulo, del cultivo, producto, ? manufactura de dicha Republica ? su exportacion para los dominios de Su Majestad Britanica, ya sea que esta expor- tacion se haga en buques Britanicos, ? en buques de dicha Republica. ARTICULO VI.

Para evitar cualquiera ala inteligencia con respecto ? las reglas que deter- minen respectivamente el buque que ser? considerado y calificado como Britanico 6 de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, cuando sen empleado en commercio entre los dos paises; se estipula por el presente, que todo buque construido en los domi- nios de Su Mjestad Britanica, ? que hubiese sido hecho presa de guerra, y con- denado como tal, ? que hubiese sido confiscado conforme ? alguna ley establecida para la prohibicion del Trafico de Negros, y condenado en algun tribunal competen te por infraccion de tal ley; y que sea poseido y navegado por subditos de Su Majestad, y cuyo capitan y tres cuartas partes, ? lo menos, de la tripulacion sean subditos de Su Majestad Britanica, y que sea registrado conforme ? las leyes de la Gran Breta?a, ser? considerado cono buque Britanico;-y que todo buque cons. truido dentro del territorio de dicha Republica Oriental del Uruguay, ? que hubiese sido hecho pressa de gueiri, y condenado como tal, ? que hubiese sido confiscado conforine ? alguna ley establecida para la prohibicion del Trafico de Negros, y condenado en algun tribunal competente por intraccion de tal ley, 6 que sea bond fide de construccion Britanica, fabricado en algun puerto de los dominios de Su ciudadanos de dicha Republica, y cuyo capitan y, ? lo menos, tres cuartas partes de los mar nerus sean ciudadanos do dicha Republica, 6 subditos matriculados de Su Majestad Britanica, y que sea registrado conforme ? las leyes de dicha Republica, ser? considerado como buque de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, en cuanto toca ? los derechos ? privilegios comerciales en los varios puertos de los dominios de Su- Majestad Britanica.

In order to avoid any misunderstanding with respect to the regulations which may respectively determine what shall be considered a British vessel, or a vessel of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, when engaged in commerce between the two countries; it is hereby agreed, that all vessels built in the dominions of Her Britannick Majesty, or having been made prize of war, and condemned as such, or having been forfeited under any law made for the prevention of the Slave Trade, and condemned in any competent court for a breach of such law; and which shall be owned and navigated by subjects of Her Majesty, and whereof the master and three-fourths, at least, of the mariners shall be subjects of Her Britannick Majesty, und which shall be registered according to the laws of Great Britain, shall be con- sidered as British vessels; and that all vessels built within the territory of the said Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, or having been made prize of war and condemned as such, or having been forfeited under any law made for the prevention of the Slave Trade, and condemned in any competent court for a breach of such law, or being of bond fide British construction, built in any port of Her Britannick Majesty's dominions, and acquired by purchase; and which sla'l bo owned and navigated by citizens of the said Republick, and whereof the Master and three-Majestad Britanica, y adquirido por compra; y que sen poseido y navegado por fourths, at least, of the mariners shall be citizens of the said Republick, or ma Britannick Majesty, and which shall be registered ac triculated subjects of the id Republick, shall be considered as vessels of the said cording to laws Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, so far as shall relate to any commercial rights or privileges in the several ports of Her Britannick Majesty's dominions. And it is further agreed, that no ship considered as being the ship of either country, shall be qualified to trade, as above described, under the provisions of this Treaty, unless she be furnished with a register, passport, or sea-letter, under the signature of the proper person authorized to grant the same. according to the laws of the respective countries, and in a form to be reciprocally communicated by the two Governments to each other. Such register, passport, or sea-letter shall certi fy the name, occupation, and residence of the owner or owners in the dominions of Her Britannick Majesty, or in the territories of the Oriental Republick of the Uru- guay, as the case may be; shall declare that he, or they, is, or are, the sole owner of the ship, or owners in the proportion to be specified; and shall state the name, burden, and description of the vessel, as to build and measurement; and if the ves- sel is of foreign build, of what country, and, as far as may be possible, when and from whom purchased; and all other particulars constituting the national character of the vessel, as the case may be.

ARTICLE VII.

Y se estipula ademas, que ningun buque considerado como de cualquiera de los dos paises, ser? calificado apto para traficar como arriba se ha dicho, bajo las pre- venciones de este Tratado, & menos que no sea provisto de un registro, pasaporte, ? carta de navegacion, bajo la firma de la persona debidamente autorizada para expe- dirla, segun las leyes de los paises respectivos, y en una forma ser? comunicada nutuamente ? cada uno de los dos Gobiernos por el otro. Este registro, pasaporte, 6 carta de navegacion, certificar? el nombre, ocupacion, y residencia del proprieta. rio ? proprietarios en los dominios de Su Majestad Britanica, ? en los territorios de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, segun fuese el caso; declarar? que el ? ellos es ? son el unico proprietario, ? los unicos proprietarios, especificando la parte que ? cada uno le corresponde; y certificar? el nombre, tonelage, y descripcion del buque res. pecto ? su construccion y dimensiones; y si el buque es de constr iccion extrangera, de que pais, y en cuanto sea posible, cuando y de quien compra to; y toda otra parti- cularidad que constituya el caracter nacional del buque, segun ocurra el caso. ARTICULO VII.

The subjects of Her Britannick Majesty shall have full liberty, in all the ter- Los subditos de Su Majestad Britanica tendr?n plena libertad, en todos los ter- ritories of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, to manage their own affairs them- ritorios de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, para manejar por si mismos sus pro- selves, or to commit them to the management of whomsoever they please, as broker, prios negocios, ? para encargar su manejo & quien mejor les parezca, como corredor, factor, agent, or interpreter; and they shall not be obliged to employ any other per-factor, ageate, ? interprete; v no ser?n obligados ? emplear cualquiera otra persona sons in those capacities, than those employed by the citizens of the Oriental Re- en estos objetos que los empleados por los ciudadanos de la Republica Oriental del publick of the Uruguay; and they shall not be restrained in their choice of persons Uruguay; y no ser?n obligados en su eleccion de personas para obrer en tales asun- to act in such capacities, nor be obliged to pay them any other salary or remuneratus, ni ser?n obligados ? pagarles algun otro sueldo 6 remuneracion, que la que tion, than such as is paid in like cases by the citizens of the said Republick; and en semejantes casos se paga por los ciudadanos de dicha Republica; y se con- absolute freedom shall be allowed in all cases to the buyer and seller to bargain and ceder? absoluta libertad en todos casos al comprador y vendedor para contratar y fix the price of any goods, wares, or merchandize into and exported from the Orien- fijar el precio de algunos bienes, mercaderias, ? mercancias que se introduzcan en tal Republick of the Uruguay, as they shall see fit, provided they observe the laws la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, ? que se extraigan de ella, como crean conve- and established customs of the country. The same privileges shall be enjoyed in the niente; conformandose siempre ? las leyes y costumbres establecidas en el pais. dominions of Her Britannick Majesty, by the citizens of the Oriental Republick of Gozar?n los mismos privilegios, en los dominios de Su Majestad Britanica, los ciuda the Uruguay, under the same conditions. danos de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, bajo las mismas condiciones.

The subjects and citizens of each of the Contracting Parties, respectively, shall, in the territories of the other, receive and enjoy full and perfect protection for their persons and property, and shall have free and open access to the Courts of Justice in the said countries, respectively, for the prosecution and defence of their just rights; and they shall be at liberty to employ, in all causes, the advocates, attornies, ar agents of whatever description, whom they may think proper; and they shall enjoy, in this respect, the same rights and privileges therein, as native citizens. ARTICLE VIII.

In whatever relates to the police of ports; the lading and unlading of ships; the safety of merchandize, goods, and effects; the succession to personal estates by will or otherwise; and the disposal of personal property, of every sort and denomination, by sale, donation, exchange, or in any other manner whatsoever; and to the administration of justice; the subjects and citizens of each of the two Contracting Parties shall enjoy, in the dominions and territories of the other, the same privileges, liberties, and rights, as native subjects or citizens; and they shall not be charged, in any of these respects, with any higher imposts or duties than those which are or may be paid by natives; conforming of course to the local laws aud regulations of such dominions or territories. And it is further agreed, that the subjects and citizens of the two Contracting Parties shall have and enjoy, in all the lominions or territories of each other, the most full and perfect liberty to devise or dispose of their property and effects of every kiud and de- nomination, and wheresoever situate, by will or testament, to such person or persons, and in such proportions, as their own free will may dictate.

If any subject or citizen of either of the Two Contracting Parties should die with out will or testament in the dominions or teritories of the other, the Consul-General or Consul, or, in his absence, th representative of such Consul-Geueral or Consul, shall have the right to nominate cur tors to take charge of the property of the deceased, so far as the laws of the country will permit, for the benefit of the lawful heirs and creditors of the deceased, without being interfered with by the authorities of the country, but giving to those Authorities due and proper notice.

ARTICLE IX.

The subjects of Her Britannick Majesty residing in the territories of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, an the citizens of the said Republick residing in the domi- nions of Her Britannick Maj sty, nall be exempted from all compulsory military ser. vice whatsoever, either by sen orand, and from all forced loans or military exactions or requisitions.

Neither shall they becom; ellefl, under any pretext whatsoever, to pay any charges, requisitions, or taxes, greater than those which are or may be paid by native subjects or citizens of the territories in which they reside.

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Los subditos y ciudadanos de cada una de lss Partes Contratantes, respectiva- mente, en el territorio de la otra, tendr?n y gozar?n de plena y perfecta proteccion en sus personas y propriedades y tapulin libeey fudacouso Tribunate je Justicia en dichos paises, respectivamente, para la prosecucion y defensa de sus justos derechos; y ser?n libres pura emplear, en todas sus causas, los abogados, procuradores, ? agentes de cualquiera clase, que juzguen conveniente; y gozar?n en este respecto los mismos derechos y privilegios, que alli disfrutan los ciudadanos nativos ARTICULO VIII.

En todo lo relativo ? la policia de los puertos; ? la carga y descarga de buques; ? la seguridad de las mercancias, bienes, y efectos; ? la succesion de las propriedades personales por ultima voluntad ? de otro modo; y ? la facultad de disponer de los bienes personales, de cualquiera clase 6 denominacion, por venta, donacion, permuta, ? de cualquier otro modo; y ? la administracion de justicia; los subditos y ciudadanos de cada una de las dos Partes Contratantes gozar?n, en los dominions y territorios de la otra, los mismos privilegios, libertades, y derechos, que los subditos ? ciudadanos na. tivos; y no se les cargar?, en ninguno de estos casos, algunos impuestos 6 derechos mas altos que los que son 6 puedan ser pagados por los nacionales; conformandose por supuesto ? las leyes y reglas locales de tales dominios 6 territorios.

Y se estipula ademas, que los subditos y ciudadanos de las dos Altas Partes Con- tratantes tendr?n y gozar?n, en todos los dominios 6 territorios de cada una, la mas plena y perfecta libertad para legar 6 disponer de sus dropriedades y effectos de cual- quiera clase 6 denominacion, y en donde quiera que fuesen situados, por ultima dispo- sicion 6 testamento, ? favor de tal persona ? de tales personas, y en tales proporciones, como su propria y libre voluntad le pueda dictar.

Si algun subdito 6 ciudadano de cualquiera de las dos Partes Contratantes muriere en los dominios ? territorios de la otra sin haber hecho su ultima disposicion ? testa- mento, el Consul-General 6 Consul, 6 en su ausencia el representante de tal Consul- bienes del difunto, en cuanto las leyes del pais permitieren, ? beneficio de los herederos General 6 Consul, tendr? el derecho de nombrar curadores que se encarguen de los y acreedores legales del difunto, sin intervencion alguna de las authoridades del pais, pero dandoles el debido aviso." ARTICULO IX.

Los subditos de Su Majestad Britanica residentes en los territorios de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, y los ciudadanos de dicha Republica residentes en los dominios de Su Majestad Britanida, estar?n exentos de todo servicio militar forzoso, de cualquiera especie, de mar de tierra, y de todo emprestito forzoso, ? exacciones ? requisiciones militares."

No ser?n compelidos ? pagar, bajo ningun pretexto, cualesquiera cargas, requi- siciones, ? impuestos mayores que los que son 6 puedan ser pagados por subditos ? ciudadanos nativos de los territorios en que residan.

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ARTICLE X.

It shall be free for each of the two Contracting Parties to appoint Consuls for the protection of trade, to reside if the dominions and territories of the other Party; but no Consul shall act as such, until he shall, in the usual form, be approved and admitted by the Government to which he is sent; and either of the Coutracting Parties may except from the residence of Consuls, such particular places as they may judge fit to be excepted. The Diplomatic Agents and Consuls of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, in the dominions of Her Britannick Majesty, shall enjoy whatever privileges, exemptions, and immunities, are or may there be granted to Agents of the same rank belonging to the most favoured nation; and in like manner, the Diplomatic Agents and Consuls of Her Britanuick Majesty in the territories of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, shall enjoy, according to the strictest reciprocity, whatever privileges, exemp; tions, and immunities, are or may there be granted to the Diplomatic Agents and Consuls of the most favoured nation.

ARTICLE XI.

For the better security of commerce between the subjects of Her Britannick Ma- jesty and the citizens of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, it is agreed, that if at any time any interruption of friendly intercourse or any rupture should unfortunately take place between the two countries, the subjects or citizens of either of the two Con tracting Parties who may be within the territories of the other, shall, if residing upon the coasts, be allowed four months, and if residing in the interior, nine months, to wind up their accounts and to dispose of their property; and a safe conduct shall be given o all such of the aforesaid persons as may choose to quit the country, to enable them to embark unmolested, at the port which the Government of the country shall select. It is, moreover, further agreed, that all subjects or citizens of either of the two Con-, tracting Parties who, at the time of any such interruption of friendly relations between the two countries, shall be established in the exercise of any trade or special employ- ment in the dominions or territories of the other, shall have the privilege of remaining and of continuing such trade and employment therein, without any manner of inter- ruption, in full enjoyment of their liberty and property, so long as they conduct them- selves peaceably, and commit no offence against the laws; and their goods and effects of whatever description, whether in their own custody, or entrusted to individuals or to the State, shall not be liable to seizure or sequestration, or to any other charges or demands than those to which like effects or property belonging to native subjects or citizens may be liable. Debts between individuals, property in the public funds, and shares of companies, shall never be confiscated, sequestered, or detained.

ARTICLE XII.

The subjects of Her Britannic Majesty, and the citizens of the Oriental Repu- blic of the Uruguay, respectively, residing in the territories of the other Party, shall enjoy in their houses, persons, and properties, the protection of the Government, and continue in possession of the privileges which they now legally enjoy. They shall not be disturbed, molested, or annoyed in any manner on acount of their religion, but they shall have perfect liberty of conscience, provided they respect the religion of the country in which they reside, as well as the constitution, laws, and customs of the land. They shall also have permission to celebrate Divine Service, according to the rites and ceremonies of their own church, either within their own private houses, or in their own particular churches or chapels, which they shall be at liberty to built and maintain in convenient places, approved of by the Government. Liber- ty shall also be granted to the subjects or citizens of either of the two Contracting Parties resident in the territories of the other, to bury in burial places of their own, such of their fellow-subjects or fellow-citizens, who may die in such territories. Such burial places may be freely established and maintained; and the funerals and sepulchres of the dead shall not be disturbed in any way, or upon any account. ARTICLE XIII.

The present Treaty shall be in force for the term of ten years from the date thereof; and further, until the end of twelve months after either of the High Con- tracting Parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate the same: each of the High Contracting Parties reserving to itself the gight of giving such notice to the other at the end of the said term of ten years, or at any subsequent

time.

And it is hereby agreed between them, that at the expiration of twelve months after such notice shall have been received by either Party from the other, this Treaty, and all the provisions thereof, shall altogether cease and determine. ARTICLE XIV.

The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at London as soon as possible within the period of eighteen months from the date

thereof.

In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto their respective Seals." Done at London, the twenty-sixth day of August, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

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ABERDEEN.

RIPON.

JOSE ELLAURI.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLE.

Whereas by Article IX of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigations concluded and signed this day between Her Britaunick Majesty and the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, it is stipulated that the subjects of Her Britannick Majesty, residing in the said Republick, shall not be compelled, under any pretext whatsoever, to pay any charges, requisitions, or taxes, greater than those which are or may be paid by native citizens; and whereas, by a law of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, a foreigher pays for the license to open a shop, or other establishment included in the provisions of the said law, a sum greater than that which is paid by a native citizen; Her Britannick Majesty engages, notwithstanding the provisions of the above mentioned Article, not to insist upon the abolition of this distinction, so long as it existes impartially with regard to the subjects or citizens of every other foreign nation.

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Cada una de las Partes Contratantes lendr? la libertad de nombrar Consules para la proteccion de su comercio, los cuales residir?n en los territorios de la otra Parte; pero antes que ningun Consul entre en el ejercicio de sus funciones como tal, deber? ser aprobado y admitido, en la forma acostumbra?a, por el Gobierno ? quien se dirige; y cualquiera de las Partes Cont ratantes puede exceptuar de la residencia de Consules, aquellos puntos particulares en que cualquiera de ellas no tenga por conveniente ad- mitirlos. Los Agentes Diplomaticos y Consules de la Republica Oriental del Uru- guay gozar in en los dominios de Su Majestad Britanica, de todos los privilegios, exenciones, ? inmunidades concedidas, ? que se concedieren all?, ? los Agentes de igual rango de la nacion mas favorecida; y del mismo modo, los Agentes Diplomaticos y Consules de Su Majestad Britanica en los territorios de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay gozar?n, conforme ? la mas exacta reciprocidad, de todos los privilegios, exenciones, ? inmunidades concedidas, ? que se concedieren all? ? los Agentes Diplo. maticos y Consules de la nacion mas favorecida. ARTICULO XI.

Para mayor seguridad del comercio entre los subditos de Su Majestad Brita. nica y los ciudadanos de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, se estipula que si en algun tiempo ocurriese desgraciadamente una interruption de las relaciones amistosas, 6 se efectuase un rompimiento entre los dos paises, se conceder?n ? los subditos ? ciudadanos de cualquiera de las dos Partes Contratantes en los territorios de la otra que residan en las costas, cuatro meses, y nueve meses ? los que residan en lo interior, para arreglar sus negocios y disponer de sus proprie. dades; y ? todas aquellas personas arriba mentionadas que quisieren salir del pais, se les dar? un salvo conducto para que se embarquen sin ser molestados, en el puerto que el Gobierno del pais eligiere. Ad?mas se estipula, que todos los subditos ? ciudadanos de cualquiera de las dos Partes Contratantes que, al tiempo de tal interrupcion de relaciones amistosas entre los dos paises, estuviessen esta- blecidos en el ejercicio de algun trafico ? ocupacion especial en los dominios ? territorios de la otra, tendr?n el privilegio de quedar y continuar tal trafico y empleo all?, sin que's les interrumpa de manera alguna, en el goze absoluto de su libertad y de sus bienes, mientras se conduzcan pacificamente, y no cometan ofensa alguna contra las leyes; y sus bienes y efectos de cualquiera clase, sea que esten bajo su propria custodia, ? confiados ? otros individuos ? al Gobierno, no estar?n augetos ? embargo ? secuestro, ni algunas otras cargas ? imposi- ciones que las que se hagan con respecto ? semejantes efectos 6 propriedades pertenecientes & subditos o ciudadanos nativos. Deudas entre individuos, pro- priedades en los fondos publicos, 6 acciones de compa?ias, jam?s ser?n confis. cadas, secuestradas, 6 detenidas, ARTICULO XII.

Los subditos de Su Majestad Britanica, los ciudadanos de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, respectivamente, residentes on los territorios de la otra Parte, gozar?n on sus casas, personas, y propriedades, d? la proteccion del Gobi erno, y continuar?n en posesion de los privilegios que al presente legalmente gozan. No ser?n inquietados, molestados, 6 incomodados en alguna manera ? causa de su religion, y tendr?n perfecta libertad de conciencia, con tal que res- peten la religion del pais en que residen, como tambien la constitucion, leyes, y costumbres de ?l. Tendr?n tambien permiso para celebrar el Oficio Divino, conforme ? los ritos y ceremonias de su propria iglesia, ya sea dentro de sus casas particulares, ? en sus iglesias ? capillas, las que estar?n facultados para edi- ficar y mantener en los sitios convenientes que sean aprobados por el Gobierno. Tambien se conceder? libertad ? los subditos ? ciudadanos de cualquiora de las dos Partes Centratantes residentes en los territorios de la otra, para enterrar eu sus proprios cementerios, ? todos sus consubditos ? conciudadanos que murieren en dichos territorios. Estos cementerios podr?n ser libremente establecidos y mantenidos; y no se molestar?n los funerales ni los sepulcros de los muertos de ningun modo, ni por ningun motivo.

ARTICULO XIII.

El presente Tratado estar? en vigor por el termino de diez a?os contados desde su fecha; y en adelante por doce meses mas, despues que una de las dos Altas Partes Contratantes diere aviso ? la otra de su intencion de terminarlo: re- servandose cada una de las dos Altas Partes Contratantes el derecho de dar ? la otra tal aviso al fin de dicho termino de diez a?os, o en cualquier tiempo despues. Y por esto se estipula entre ellas, que ? la expiracion do doce meses des- pues que tal aviso haya sido recibido por una Parte de la otra, este Tratado, y todas las prevenciones de ?l, cesar?n enteramente.

ARTICULO XIV.

El presento Tratado ser? ratificado, y las ratificaciones ser?n cangeadas en Londres lo mas pronto posible dentro del espacio de diez y ocho meses de su fecha. En testimonio de lo cual, los respectivos Plenipotenciarios lo han firmado, y sel- lado con sus sellos respectivos. tro Se?or de mil ochocientos cuarenta y dos. Fecho en Londres, los veinte y seis dias del mes de Agosto, del a?o de Nues-

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ABERDEEN.

RIPON.

JOSE ELLAURI.

ARTICULO ADICIONAL.

Por cuanto, en el Articulo IX del Tratado de Amistad, Comercio, y Navegacion, concluido,y firmado en este dia entre Su Majestad Britanica y la Republica Orien tal del Uruguay, se estipula que los subditos de Su Majestad Britanica, residentes en la dicha Republica, no ser?n compelidos ? pagar, bajo ningun pretexto, cuales- quiera cargas, requisiciones, o impuestos mayores que los que son, ? puedan ser, pa- gados por los ciudadanos nativos; y siendo de ley en la Republica Oriental del Uru- guay, que un extrangero pague, por la patente para abrir una tienda, u otro estable- cimiento de los comprendidos en dicha ley, una cantidad mayor que la pagada por un ciudadano nativo; Su Majestad Britanica se compromete, noobstante las prevencio- nes del antedicho Articulo, ? no exigir la abolicion de esta distincion, con tal que ella subsista imparcialmente con respecto ? los subditos ? ciudadados de toda otga nacion extrangera. Y Su Excelencia el Presidente de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay se com- And His Excellency the President of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay engages, on his part, that if at any future time, the amount payable by British sub-promete, por su parte, ? que si en algun tiempo en lo succesivo, la cantidad pagadera jects for such license should be increased, a corresponding increase shall at the diente ser? al mismo tiempo hecho a la cantidad pagadera por los ciudadanos nativos por los subditos Britanicos por tal patente fuese aumentada, un auniento correspon- same time be made in the sum payable by native citizens of the Republick; so de la Republica; de modo que la proporcion entre la cantidad pagadera por los sub- that the proportion between the sum payable by British suhjecs and the sum pay: ditos Britanicos, y la pagadera por los ciudadanos de la Republica Oriental del Uru- able by citizens of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, respectively, shall guay, respectivamente, nunca ser? variada en perjuicio de los subditos Britanices. never be altered to the prejudice of British subjects. El presente Articulo Adicional tendr? la misma fuerza y valor que si hubiera sido sertado, palabra por palabra, en el Tratado de este dia. Ser? ratificado, y las ratificaciones ser?n cangeadas al mismo tiempo. sellos respectivos. En f? de lo cual los respectivos Plenipotenciarios lo han firmado, y sellado con Fecho en Londres, ? los veinte y seis dias del mes de Agosto, del a?o de Nuestro Se?or mil ochocientos cuarenta y dos.

The present Additional Article shall have the same force and validity as if it were inserted, word for word, in the Treaty signed this day. It shall be ratified, and the Ratifications shall be exchanged at the same time.

In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto their respective Seals.

Done at London, the twenty-sixth day of August, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

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ABERDEEN.

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RIPON.

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JOSE ELLAURI.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE,

SECOND ADDITIONAL ARTICLE. Whereas a strict and immediate execution of that part of Article VI of the Treaty of Amity, Com nerce, and Navigation, signed at London on the 26th of August, 1842, hetween Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, which stipulates that & ship must have been actually built within the territory of the Oriental Re- publick of the Uruguay, to be considered a ship of that Republick, would, in the present state of Uruguay shipping, deprive the Republiek of the full advantage of the reciprocity intended to be established by the Treaty; it is Sgreed that, for the space of seven years from the date of the exchange of the ratifications of the said Treaty, any ships, whe: soever built being owned, navigated, and registered in conformity with the provisions of Article VI of the Treaty, shall be cbusidered as ships of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay: Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland reserving to herself the right to claim, at the end of the said term of seven years, the strict enforcement of all the stipulations contained in the said Article of the Treaty, relative to the condi- tions which are to determine the national character of vessels of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay.

The present Addi ional Article shall have the same force and validity as if it had been inserted, vord for word, in the aforesaid Treaty of the 26th of August, 1842. It shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at the same time and place as those of the Treaty.

In witness whereof, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries of Her Britannick Majesty, and of the Oriental Republick of the Uruguay, have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms.

Done at Montevideo, the eighth day of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three.

(L. S.)

J. H. MANDEVILLE. SANTIAGO VASQUEZ.

PROCLAMATION.

MAJOR General D'Aguilar, C. B., appointed to command Her Britannic Majesty's Land Forces in China, having been likewise graciously nominated by Her Majesty to be Lieutenant Governor of the Island of Hongkong, and having arrived in this Colony on board Her Majesty's Ship "Castor," on the 27th Ultimo, the annexed Copy of a War- raht, under Her Majesty's Signet and Sign Manu- al is hereby proclaimed and published for the general information and guidance of all Her Ma- jesty's Subjects and others whom it may concern.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

HENRY POTTINGER.

Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, January 11th, 1844. [L. S.] VICTORIA, R.

VICTORIA by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faitii, To our Trusty and well beloved GEORGE CHARLES D' AGUILAR ESQUIRE, Major General of our Forces,Companion of the Most Honourable Military order of the Bath, Greeting, We reposing special Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Integrity and Ability Do by these Presents constitute and appoint you to be Our Lieutenant Governor of our Island of Hongkong, To have hold exercise and enjoy the said Place and Office during Our Pleasure, with all the Rights, Privileges, Profits Perquisites and advantages to the same belonging or appertaining And further in case of the death, or, during the absence of Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Our said Island of Hongkong now and for the time being, We do hereby authorize and require you to exer- cise and perform all and the singular the powers and directions contained in Our Commission to Our Governor and Commander-in-Chief, according to such Instructions as he hath already received from Us and such further orders and Instructions as he, or you shall hereafter receive from Us And We do Mom and Dar Officers, Ministers and loving Subjects in Our said Island and all others whom it may concern to take due notice hereof and to give their ready obedience ac- cordingly. Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace the thirty-first day of July 18-13, in the Seventh year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command, (Signed,) STANLEY. (True Copy,)

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Major General D' Aguilar, Lieutenant Governor Hongkong.

THE HONORABLE MAJOR GENERAL D' AGUILAR, C. B., Commanding Her Britannic Majesty's Land Forces in China, Lieutenant Governor of Hong- kong, &c., and the Honorable Major William Caipe of Her Majesty's 26th Regiment of Foot, Chief Magistrate of Hongkong &c., have this day taken the oaths and thei seats as Members of the Legislative and Execu ive Councils of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies,

By order of His Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hongkong in Council &c.

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&c.

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

Government House, Vetoria, Hongkong, January 11.1844.

Richard Burgass Estr. M. A. of the Middle Temple Barrister-at-law has this day taken the ouths as Clerk of the Legislative Council of the Colony of Hongkong.

SEGUNDO ARTICULO ADICIONAL. Por cuanto la ejecucion estricta ? inmediata de la parte del Articulo VI del Tra tado de Amistad, Comercio, y Nayegacion, firmado en Londres el 26 de Agosto, de 1842 entre Su Majestad la Reina del Reino Unido de la Gran Breta?a ? Irlanda, y al Republica Oriental del Uruguay, el que estipula, que todo buque para ser considerado como buque de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, deber? haber sido precisamente construido en ella, privaria ? la Republica, en el estado actual de la marina del Uru- guay, de la plena ventaja de la reciprocidad que se ha pertendido establecer por el Tratado; se ha convenido que por el espacio de siete a?os contados desde la fecha del cange de las ratificaciones del dicho Tratado, todo buque, donde quiera que fuese construido, sea considerado como buque de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, con solo que su propiedad, su navegacion y registro, sean arregladas ? las estipulaciones del Articulo Vi del Tratado: reservandose Su Majestad la Reina de la Gran Breta?a ? Irlanda el derecho de reclamar, ? la conclusion del dicho termino de siete a?os, el estricto cumplimiento de todas las estipulaciones contenidas en dicho Articulo del Tratado, relativas ? las condiciones que deben determinar el caracter nacional de los buques de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay.

El presente Articulo Adicional tendr? la misma fuerza y validez, que si hubiese sido inserto, palabra por palabra, en el predicho Tratado de 26 de Agosto de 1842. Ser? ratificado, y sus ratificaciones cangeadas al mismo tiempo y en el mismo lugar que las del Tratade.

En testimonio de lo cual, los infrascriptos Plenipotenciarios de Su Majestad, y de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay, le han firmado, y puesto en ?l el sello de sus armas. Fecho en Montevideo, el dia 8cho de Marzo, en el a?o de Nuestro Se?or mil ochocientos cuarenta y tres,

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Captain Ormsby of II. M's: 98th Regiment is appointed to act as Military Secretary and Aid-de- Camp to His Excellency the Governor and Commander in Chief of Hongkong during the ab- sence of Captain Brooke of H. M's. 55th Regiment. This appointment is to take effect from the 28th day of December 1843.

By order of His Excellency the Governor and Commander in Chief of Hongkong. RICHARD WOOSNAM.

Government House, Victoria, Hongkong 11th January 1844.

Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China. on the Right. Hon'ble. the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Companys Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 paya- ble at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Republican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Treasury on or before the 1st proximo. The Bills will be delivered on the 2nd, or on receipt of the dollars.

By order,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

NOTICE.

From this date the Charges for Printing at the Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows; Boat Notes $2 per hundred

Opium Orders

Bills of Exchange in sets Cheques

I do. do.

3 do. do.

13

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Ship's Articles

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ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month $ 2. longer period, 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser- tion 8 1 and 10 cents additional for every line ceeding ten.

SANTIAGO VASQUEZ.

J. H. MANDEVILLE. General D'Aguilar and the Hon'ble Major Caine took the oaths and their seats under the usual salute from the Battery.. A quorum being now formed, the Council will we believe proceed with the dispatch of business without delay.

with treasure about the 22nd instant, will it is said H. M. S. Dido which is expected from Canton sail for Calcutta on the 1st proximo, with the late Commander of the Forces, Lord Saltoun, on board.

It is rumoured in Victoria that owing to the great scarcity of accomodation for the Officers of H. M. Army, the Government intend to have re- course to the system of billetting them upon the in-

habitants.

From Canton we learn that the ruins of the late fire are now nearly covered with buildings; New China Street is rebuilt, and some of the houses occupied. No attempts have been made to restore the Danish Hong, the merchants being indisposed to commence building owing to the delay in fixing the lines and other d?tails respecting the tenure. Much inconvenience is felt for the want of resi- dences and complaints are heard on all sides. It is to be hoped that a speedy settlement of the plans will be effected and buildings commenced.

The want of a Post Office at Canton is felt, and a regular daily communication between that Port and Hongkong is much to be desired-were the Government to send a fast boat from Hongkong every evening, upon the same terins as that now despatched to Macao, it would give general satis- faction.

A letter signed JUSTITIA" (an evident mistake,

it should have been Ignoramus) appeared in the

last number of the Hongkong Register, purporting to be an attempt to answer the remarks which we had occasion to make some time since on the doings ortants Comma Amoy As we seU SONIC MUN tebank at a country fair seek by his uncouth antics to divert the attention of the audience from too close an examination of the wonders declain- ed upon by his confederate, so this self styled ex-JUSTTTIA" by a mournfui attempt at jocosity, and the utterance of a string of phrases full of the absurdity but devoid of the wit of those uttered by his brother foil, seeks to draw attention from the facts of the case and to represent the conduct of H. M's. Consul as the ne plus ultra of perfection. However well ealculated "JusTITIA" may have found his facetime to excite the admiration and giggling of a party of bread-and-butter misses, he has yet to learn that facts are required to be met with arguments, and that if his fancied wit- ticisins have raised a smile in some instances, it has been checked by a feeling of commiseration the misfortune of H. M's Consul in being burdened with so pitiable a defender.

Repetitions, ono fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe- riods. Terms may be known on application at the TERMS; CASH. Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

Office.

ERRATUM.

In a portion of our last issue, second lending article, lines 15 and 16, for Malwa Opium is quoted 8 635 instead of 8 735, read Benares Opium is quoted at 8 745 instead of 8 645.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONGfor GAZETTE, commenced on Tuesday last at 7 o'Clock A. M.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY, 13TH 1841.

It will be perceived on reference to our columns,

"JUSTITIA's" attempted answer shall receive am- ple justice in our next.

Notwithstanding the increased space for news arising from our double publication weekly, we find the accumulation of inatter so great that we are compelled either to leave out occasionally the list of Shipping &c., or give it on a separate slip. We have preferred the latter course, and accor dingly issue this day. "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette SHIPPING LIST No. 1."

that the Legislative Council assembled for the first. For remainder of News, Shipping Intelligence,

time on Thursday last when The Hon'ble Major &c., see Supplement.

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

SUPPLEMENT TO No. 97.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 1844.

Commissariat,

Victoria, 26th. December. 1843.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. All the Tenders must express the prices Ir is hereby notified that Leases for all Lots and in words and in every case sufficient per- Parcels of Crown Lands hitherto allotted in this Colony sonal security will be required for the fulfil under the denominations of Marine and Town Lots, ment of the Agreement entered into. [with the exception of those that have been specially EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G. reserved as already intimated to the holders of them pending the receipt of an answer to a reference which has been made to Her Majesty's Government will be ready for delivery to the Purchasers or present Incum- bents, on, and after Monday the 15th day of January 1841, and all persons wishing for, or requiring, infor- mation regarding such Lots and Parcels, as well as the terms and tenure on which they are to be confirmed, are requested to apply to Alexander T. Gordon Esq. Land Officer, on any day subsequent to the 1st of fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and January 1844.

By order of His Excellency the Governor and Com- mander in Chief of Hongkong and its Dependencies. RICHARD WOOSNAM.

Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th December, 1843.

It is hereby notified that a Public Anetion of Leases of Crown Lands will be held at the Land Office on Monday the 22nd day of January 1844.

The whole of the lots or parcels to be disposed of will be Town Lots, situated on the South Side of the Queen's Road, between the Harbour Master's Hill and the centre Police Station.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.--Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards

Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of running rigging of bok rope yarn, best London make. best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, l'atent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge. Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for, short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at h days notice. Apply personally or by Jetter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

FOR LONDON DIRECT. The lots will be marked out on the ground previous THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain to the day of sale, and a plan showing the lines of the William Buckle having greater part of her proposed Streets, the position and size of the lots or cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. parcels to be sold &c &c., may be seen at the Land For freight or passage apply to Captain Buckle bu Office on any day after Monday the 8th of January board, o

1844.

'The class of Building which must be erected on each lot, and all other particulars may be ascertained on up- plication to the Land Officer fourteen days previous to the Sale, and the Leases will be delivered to the Purchasers within one Month from the Day of Sale. By Order of His Excellency the Governor and Com- mander in Chief of Hongkong and its Dependencies, RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong. 12th December. 1843.

CONTRACT FOR PROVISIONS &c. NOTICE is hereby given, that Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office until the 15th January 1844 at Noon, from such persons as may be willing to contract for the supply of the undermentioned articles for the use of the Troops and Military Hos- pitals in the Island of Hongkong, com- inencing from the 1st. February 1844. viz. Fresh Beef, daily

Bread,

Salt Fish, Tea, Firewood,

Nut Oil, Cotton Wick,

Eggs, Fowls,

Milk,

Onions, Potatoes, Fruit, Leeches,

Rice Straw,

for the Troops and Hospitals.

Weekly

for Hospitals only, daily or otherwise, as may be re- quired.

Further particulars, including the form and conditions of the Contract, may be known on application at this Office, at any time during the usual hours of business, until the day fixed for opening the Tenders, when the lowest offer, if in other respects eligible, will be accepted.

The Tenders may be made generally for

BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

NOTICE-The undersigned have this day been ap Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore pointed attornies for Messrs D. Wilson & Co. called upon to settle their accounts with

DISANDI & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844.

FOR SALE. small parcel of good No. 3 SU PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

NOTICE.

210

Messes of H. M. and H. E. L. C's Regts serving during The following packages addressed to the Officers and the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned,

Cap. F. Cotton Engineers Ilderton

3 packages.

H. M 98th Regt. 1 do.

R. I. 2

do.,

11

Sir W.Mc.Gregor Bart, 18

Mess.

6

"N. I. I do.

Col. A B. Dyce

41

·9

1 do.

Cap Badwood

Madras Eugineers 1 do.

Lieut Runefatt

do

1 do.

13

1. F. Erskin 2nd. Regt N. I. I

do.

33

17

F. S. Dewberrey, H. M. 55th I. C. Shaw Engineers

1 do.

1

do.

R. S. Dobbie 39th Regt. 1 do.

2 55

11 13

do. 2 do.

Sergt. Maj. Wards F. Welch requested to make application for them. The parties to whom the packages are addressed are

N. DUIS Victoria, January 1, 1844. Queen's Road. FOR SALE-E. 1. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to

GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c. Queen's Road Victorias RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of H M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which faithfully attended to. he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most

1st January, 1841. AUCTIONEERS AND COMMISSION AGENT'S PROVISION AND GENERAL STORE, Opposite the Godowns of Alex. Moss Esq. Queen's Road. DICKENS, and Mc.INTYRE, most respectfully Inhabitants of Hong-kong, that they have opened the announce to the Officers in H. M. Vessels, and the above establishment, and having purchased their stock FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following under the most favourable circumstances, hope by Chests, Batavia Arrack, Sherry and Brandy in Wood, to merit a share of Public patronage. Goods, viz. a few Marr's Fire Proof Iron Safes and charging moderate prices, and keeping good articles, Superfine Champagne, Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry and Claret in dozen Cases Brands warranted; a gond They have constantly on hand, Oilman's Stores, assortment of Oilman's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine Grocery, Cutlery, Wines, Beer, Ale, Porter, Brandies. and Paint Oil, French and English Corks.

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

B. KENNY M. D.

&c. &c. &c.

Victoria, 29th November, 1843:

NOTICE.-Will le Sold by Public Auction on' Wednesday the 17th day of January 1841 at Noon, Two Gun Boats,at present lying off the Harbor Masters Jetty, with their Sails, Spurs Rigging &c. as per in

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS Eventory which may be seen by applying to

LONDON &c.

Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, naliyle above Junk river.

JUST RECEIVED

MERICAN Deef Superfiue Flour, American Cyder, a large Invoice of new publications, Preserved Mackerel, Black Beaver Hats, Silk and Cotton Horse Furniture, Chintzes, Handkerchiefs and sundry other

articles.

FOR CASH ONLY. Apply to

P. TOWNSEND.

By, order

Victoria, January 6th 1844.

P. TOWSEND. Auctioneer.

WILLIAM PEDDER.

Harb.

"Master and Darine Magistrate.

MR. LATTEY Chronometer and Watch Maker. Begs to announce that he has just arrived in Hongkong, and commenced business at Lane's, Hotel, trusting that many years practical ex- perience in London, will enable him to give the utmost satisfaction in every branch of his business. Victoria, 12th January, 1×44. .. Having devoted much of his time, and attention, FOR SALE. This day at Eleven o'clock at the to the repairing and rating of Chronometers, he can Confilently undertake to repair and rate them, as efficiently as they can be done in London. LANE'S HOTEL HONGKONG. NOTICE.

A TARTAR PONY.

Godowns of N. Duus Esq.

P. TOWNSEND Auctioneer:

the whole of the articles above specified, or THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. separately as follows viz.

1.

Bread.

2. Fresh Beef, Salt Fish and Tea

3. Firewood, Oil, and Cotton Wick.

4 Hospital Supplies.

Tenders will be received and opened at the same time, for the supply of the under-

mentioned articles viz.

1200 Chatties.

3000 Brooms.

100. Horn. Lanterns.

100 Night Stools and Pans for Hospitals,

deliverable at the Commissariat Store with

in one month from the time of agreement.

In wood and bottle.

Victoria, 13th January, 1844. FOR SALE. Sandeman Forster and Co. London. Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry) Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne. LINDSAY & Co. Apply to Macao, 1 January, 1844. FOR SALE. -Superior Port and Sherry; Lisbon; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chabl Cortaillod; Cider: pale and dark Cognac in wood and Bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking: Table covers; Sauces; Oil; Mustard; l'ins; Patt Hat guards; Nails and Tacks of sizes; best French corks; Cheese; Pucket compasses; Carpenter's tools

&c. &e.

apply to Victoria, .3th January, 1844.

J. C. POWER.

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresed to Messrs. C. & Co., o the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with pron.pt attention.

NOTICE.

"THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers Messes of any of the Regiments employed during

or

late war.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

N. DUUS.

:

1

211

SUPPLEMENT.

FOR SALE.

AT the Ghee of the Friend of China, Blank forms of hip's Articles, prepared according to the existing w ativo to Merchant Seamon, and a Ahstrict of the Merchant Seaman's Act indorsed on the back. ALSO.

Charter farties and General Powers of Attorney after forms prepared by Mr. Chitty.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 18th December, 1843.

IN the Press, and will be published on the 15th January: THE HONG-KONG ALMANAC FOR 1844;

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Fixed and Moveable Feasts,

Chinese Kalendar,

English Klendar,

Moon's Age,

Sun's Declination Table,

Equation Table,

Her Majesty's Government Hongkong, Consular Establishments. Her Majesty's Fleet in China with a list of Officers on foard each ship, date of appointment, pay &e. Her Majesty's Forces in China.

EL, E. Co do.

do.

Dangers in the China Seas,

.

Post Alice Regulations,

Port and Harbour do.

?

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE

M. CHALLAVE ?leve consul, n'appartient, lus au Consulat de AVIS-Par d?cision consulire en dated aujourd'hui COMTE DE RATTI.MENTON. France en Chine.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1812.

ne, sa pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du AVIS-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi. Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et priv leges deja attribu?s, ou qui pourront l'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trai ?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se faire inserire sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en se

pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en efl'impossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?te, o? ils d?clarerent, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte de leur quali de Fran?ais, par aute des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l' art. 17 du code civil, tel que la naturalisation, i acceptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de foncti ?ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?trangeset enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, snnssprit de retour. Le Consul de France. CONTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

NOTICE,-The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that

Establishment has heretofore had.

Varan 31st August 1843 NOTICE.

A. H. FRYER

FOR SALE.

THE PRESS and TYPES lately used for printing the EASTERN GLOBE newspaper. A new foum of type has lately been added; the whole being in every respect suitable for parties wishing to establish a Apply at the Office of the Eastern Globe. ports of China. Terms extremely moderate. Journal either at Hongkong. Canton, or any of the new Victoria, 20.h December. 1843.

FOR SALE.

do. do.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz cases. Sherry to. Cluret do.

do. do

HENRY. HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriu, 22nd November, 1943.

FOR SALE.

Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Apply to wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived.

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843.

Table of dates of arrival of the Overland Mail in OUR establishment is removed from Macao to Hong Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar-

China

Do. Do. in Calcutta.

List of Houses of Agency in China. Do. Do.

Do.

Do. in London connected with China. Foreign Residents in Hongkong and China.

The Chinese Tariff, The Duties levied in England on Chinese Exports. The report of the Assay of various coins at Canton. Shanghai

Do..

Do.

The new act of Parliament relative to the govern- ment of British, subjects. of Chien. Also, at the same time will be published.

THE HONG-KONG SHEET ALMANAC

FOR 1844:

The publication is unavoidably delayed until the 15th instant, owing to the desire to make the work as complete as possible. ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in

China, for the above Compang, are prepared to accept Assurances at long-Kong, as under::- 1ST.--On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with

Tiles, Slates Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when. such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, perce annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when nat so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent: per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, Sbe charged. Of the 1st Class. Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10.000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Builling, and part on the contents. No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium.be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive paymen's. Parties applying for Assurances will please send in

Foth mint to be taken any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON. & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1848. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM; CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. nt Liver pool, and ourselves in China, Iraving expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in. future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON. & Co.; DIROM & Co.

Macao, sto August 16:49:

NOTICE-The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China,. under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in commexion with Messers Butler. Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs. Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr Edward Boustead managing in China. Mg Benjamin Batler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christin Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore. 11th August, 1843 NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

Kong, No 2 Wellington Terrace.

HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. Victoria, Hongkong,

16 October, 1845.

NOTICE - Goods and merchandize of all descriptions

FOR SALE -Billy Rice. ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Ricc. Ditto Doll. Coal Tar. Swedish Ditto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles. At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co.

"received and carefully stored in spacious airy and OR SALE. Gee, ants and Pant Ou. sepure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. N DUUS. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire. apply to Goods received and sold on Commission 19 Queen's, Road. Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE. The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day. been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst, and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to. Mr. J. B. l'ain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted Victoria, January, 1st 1844.

J. B. PAIN & Co.

NOTICE.

THE UNDERSIGNED, being about to leave China, has transferred his out-standing business to Messrs. BELL.& Co. of Macao. ROBERT WEBSTER. Hongkong. 13th November, 1548.

NOTICE-Mark Moss, of Singapore,. Merchant, ha ving by Indeature, dated the 18th of October ins tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersig, in Tust to be realisel and applied towards satisfaction of the Clains of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them. signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss-are hereby requested to do so hy themselves, or their Agents and. at the same time to. gend in their claims. And notice is hereby given, that the

Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said

Indenture within the said period. shall not participale

in the benefit of the said assignment.

Ber in Hhds. At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria. 20th September, 1843.

TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Franjec Jemsetjee Esq situate on the Queen's Road nen: to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises For particulars apply HOLLIDAY WISE & C to Framjee Jemse jee, Macao, or Victoria, December 15th, 1843.

FOR SALE. STOVES of various kinds, and stove piping Apply at the Godowns of Hollity Wise JOHN RUSON. & Co to. Victoria, 9th November, 1815. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. Victoria, 22d. November 1843.

FOR SALE. THE well known Lorcha DODGE.. Apply to

ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria. 26th December, 1843. TO LET TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $30 per month each.

Apply to

A. Me CULLOCH 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843.

RECEIVED THIS DAY. ex Mary Bullmer." -All-

sopp's Pale Ale Bengal bottled warranted first quality; Patent Black Cashmere and Cashmerette, Stearine Candles free from Arsenie, Solali Has, English Qui- apply to

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeh. ted to the said Mark Moss to inthe petal Des on behalf of the said: Trust Estate, without delay, of. their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC EWENS Trustees Singapore 20th October 1943

authorised by 'ower of Attorney, to act for the reference to the above Notice the Undersingned is above named Trustees and requests imme liate atten-- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November,. 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN..

JUST RECEIVED for sale by the undersigned, Beer in Cask, Oil Cloth Table Covers, Paints, and Paint Oil, Blankets, Hats, Butter, Varnish,.Pitch, Vinegar, Spars, Coir Rope &c. &c.." Apply to P TOWNSEND. Victoria, 28th December, 1843.

FOR SALE..

AT the Godowns of Messrs. Fox Rawson & Co. a quantity of Allsopp's and Bass's Beer. in Cask.ex John Bill."

Victoria. 6th January 1844;

J: G. POWER: Auctioneer and Commission Agent..

Victoria, 6th January 1814.

PUBLIC AUCTION. TO be sold by Public Auction on Wednesday next the 17th Inst. at 12 o:Clock by Mr. TOWNSEND, without reserve, at the Office of the "Eastern Globe and Com- mercial Advertiser," the ress and Types lately em. ployed in printing that Paper. There are 19 Cases of assorted types, a considerable portion of which is new. The present affords an excellent opportunity for any one wishing to cominence a New Journal or to engage in Printing, as the Press and Types are capable of exe- cuting any kind of Job Work.

Victoria, 5th January, 1844.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

ON SATURDAY the 13th instant at 11 o'clock. al the Godowns of N. Duus Fsq: 18 Queen's Road, wilt be sold all the old Copper Sheathing, belonging to the Dutch Ship Anna Elise.

ALSO,

A few Bales of damaged American Drills.

FOR the Midshipman's mess of H Mi. Str. "Vixen" Victoria, 8th January, 1844. a Competent Steward.

For particulars,.

Apply on board between the hours of nine and twelve. H. M S. Vix" Hongkong, 8th January, 1844.

P. TOWNSEND,. Auctioneer.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT. THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA..

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

VOL. III. No. 98.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS, The following appointments upon the Staff of the Honorable Major General D' Aguilar Commanding the Land Forces in China to take effect from the 1st of January 1844, are published for general information. Captain Henry Torrens D' Aguilar of the Grenadier Guards to be Assistant Mili- tary Secretary.

Lieut. Charles D' Aguilar of the Royal Artillery to be Aid-de-Camp. RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th January, 1844.

Owing to unavoidable circumstances the Leases of Crown Lands in this Colony will not be ready for delivery until Monday the

VICTORIA, TUESDAY JANUARY 16TH, 1844.

PRICE $12 per annum.

NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette, under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. By order, J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer. FORTIFICATIONS.-An official Report is made to the || established with Manilla. The following facts indicate tion of various fortifications in the Provinces of Keang- eastern colonies of the Australian group. The Semi- Emperor detailing the particulars of the recent comple- the trade already created between Manilla and our soo and Ganhwuy. nario Filippino of the 19th of February, in its trade-list CONFUCIOS.-The Emperor in the 8th moon direct- (printed in English)has the following passage:-"SUGAR. vey Imperial prevents to the great Confucian Temple reduction in the prices ought to be looked for." Eetween ed the Lieut. Governor of Shangtung Province to con- The demand for Sydney being now nearly supplied, a situated at Confucius's birth place in the district Kuk- the 1st of January and the 1st of February, 1843, it fow, Shangtung Province. This is done twice every appears that 585 tons of sugar were shipped for Sydney year, viz. in the second and in the eighth moons, and at Manill. Every Van Diemen's Land journal we re- such was the value of the last presents that the professed ceive contains notices of vessels sailing to or arriving descendants of the Sage lay the expressions of their de- from Manilla. The Friend of China, too, contains vout gratitude at the feet of His Imperial Majesty. several notices of vessels from New Zealand arriving . NINGPO AND CHINHAE HEROES.-Many of the offi- at Manilla and Hongkong. Most of these, doubtless, cers who fought with the English at Chinhae and Ning- are emigrant vessels seeking freights for home; but it po have been rewarded for their meritorious exertions is certain that the Osprey and Anita were sent from and bravey on the representations of His Excellency New Zealand to Manilla and Hongkong, with and for Lewyun-ko,Governor Generalof Fokeen and Chekeang freights, by the house of RIDGWAYS, GUYTON and Provinces. EARP; and we learn from unquestionable authority The last Gazettes which have come to hand con- that the vessels named will be employed regularly in tain very little of general interest, being mostly filled that trade by these gentlemen. The Friend of China with the promotions and disgraces of officers, operations points out to the New South Wales colonists a pro- touching the usual land revenue, troubles from banditti mising market for thei inferior wools:-"By the last &c. &c. The affairs of the Yellow River absorb a accounts inferior and black wools were in the English market only worth 2d. to 4d. per lb.; coarse and yellowish, 5d. to 6d. The former is the quality which tation may be sold in quantity at Ningpo and Shanghai, (if our reports be correct) there is a reasonable expec. when these ports are opened." A small, vessel, with an experimental venture of an assorted cargo of sugar. candy, tea, &c., for New Zealand, was talked of at Hongkong; and on the other hand, the arrival of the Omega, with a cargo of ice from Chusan, is announced in the Friend of China, on the 23rd of February. That more energy and consequence will be given to this opening trade by the presence of British enterprise, we infer from the narrative in the same paper of an expe- rimental voyage by Mr. T. B. SMITH, master of the good ship Wanderer, from Macao to Chusan, against the strength of the north-east monsoon. We shall en- deavour to find room for this interesting and important document in our next, merely stating at present that Mr. Surn made the voyage in the month of January, from Harlem's Bay to the Buffalo's None, in 15 days, thus proving" that bulky goods may be sent up to this depot (Chusan), at every period, regardless of the

22nd Instant.

The Mails for the Northern Ports and Chusan to be despatched by H. M's. Steamer VIKEN, will be closed at the Post Office Vic- toria at 5 P. M. on Friday the 19th Instant. By order, RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th January, 1844.

Ir is hereby notified that a Public Auction of Leases of Crown Lands will be held at the Land Office on Monday the 22nd day of January 1844. The whole of the lots or parcels to be disposed of will be Town Lots, situated on the South Side of the Queen's Road, between the Harbour Master's Hill and the centre Police Station.

1844.

great deal of interest, and cause great anxiety to the Imperial mind.

season.

HONGKONG MEDITATIONS-A long file of the Friend of China has reached us. The dates are not so recent as those we received by last overland mail, but coming to hand alone, they find us at leisure to peruse their paragraphs, shipping lists, advertisements and all, and thus gain a clearer insight into the state of affairs in our youngest settlement. Various reflections have been suggested by the perusal of these papers. The first is the moral effect already produced by the British occupation of Hongkong. The first thing of course that Englishmen do when they settle themselves down on a new land, is to kindle a fire and put on the tea-kettle; the second is to set a newspaper agoing Of course Hongkong, being so favourably situated, was not alow about the first, nor did it lag with the second. The lots will be marked out on the ground previous The fifty second number of the Friend of China (which to the day of sale, and a plan showing the lines of the is published weekly) appeared on the 16th of March, proposed Streets, the position and size of the lots or 1843, when it completed the first year of its existence. parcels to be sold &c. &c., may be seen at the Land Now, though English publications had appeared pre- Office on any day after Monday the 8th of January viously at Canton, these factory issues do not seem to have stirred the emulation of other Europeans east of The class of Building which must be erected on each Singapore and Batavia. But a British dependency, at Hongkong is working both for us, our colonies, and Enough has been said to show non the settlement lot, and all other particulars may be ascertained on ap- with its newspaper, has put both Spanish and Portu- the natives, even before the four Chinese ports have plication to the Land Officer fourteen days previous guese on their mettle, and accordingly, since the begin- been opened. If there be (as we devoutly trust there to the Sale, and the Leases will be delivered to the ning of the present year, there has been started at is,) truth in the rumour that the cession to England Purchasers within one Month from the Day of Sale. Manilla the Seminario Filippino, and at Macao 4 Au- of a district on the north coast of Borneo, obtained by By Order of His Excellency the Governor and Com-rora Macaense. Both journals, that of Manilla in MR. BROOKES, is to be sanctioned by Government, an mander in Chief of Hongkong and its Dependencies. particular, are described as respectable journals, and honourable and lucrative field of employment is open- RICHARD WOOSNAM. well got up. The controversies between the journaling for us in the eastern Archipelago and China; and Government House, Victoria, of Hongkong, the British Government settlement, and the trade between these regions and our Australian Hongkong, 12th December, 1843. the factory journals of Canton-the mutual notices and colonies will enable the latter to become still better controversies of the English, Portuguese, and Spanish customers for ourselves.-Colonial Gazette. Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills journals-are a new intellectual agencyin the far East. to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China, And they are, by creating a public opinion there, pro- on the Right, Hon'ble, the Governor General of respondent of the Aurora Macaense urged the imperh- ducing fruits. Towards the end of January a cor- India, in Council for two Lacs of Companys tive necessity of reform in the fiscal arrangements of Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 paya- the port of Macao, urging that Hongkong being de- ble at Fort William thirty days after Sight, inclared a free port by the British, foreigners would, no exchange for Mexican or other Republican dollar lenges an Meru Miris is not of equal Standard, payable into this Treasury on or the only symptom of increased sensibility of their own before the 1st proximo. The Bills will be delivered interests, and activity on the part of the inhabitants to on the 2ud, or on receipt of the dollars. Macao, which accompanies the publication of the Au- By order, rora. The third number of that paper announced the despatch of a lengthy representation of grievances to the Cortes at Lisbon, and of the appointment of a deputation to wait on the Imperial Commissioner at Canton, to present the wishes and requests of the Por: tuguese colonists in respect to the intercourse and com- merce with China. In Manilla, the Friend of China hints that the neglect and mismanagement of the mo- ther country have led to discussions which go so far as to involve even the question of its supremacy. But perhaps the strongest symptom of the growth of an influential public opinion in these distant regions, upon which the press (in Penang and Singapore as well as in the more eastern settlement) will operate directly and indirectly, is to be found in the following quotation from the Friend of China: We are informed that, owing to the early change of the monsoon, the greater The difficulty in this case arose from the provisions part of the Bugis craft could not make Singapore this of the Navigation Act, which order that no Foreign season, and only about fifty reached that port, the re- vessel shall be allowed to enter and discharge her cargo mainder, some two hundred, bore up and ran into at a British Port, unless the goods be the product of the Bourabaya, where they were received with unexpected country to which she belongs. After one or two days favour by the Dutch authorities of that place. They discussion the difficulty was solved in this case by were permitted to land their goods and sell them free allowing the Petrel permission to land the bullion. Ca of duty, as at Singapore; and every inducement was this occasion the sycee silver paid no duties, but yet. held out to them to renew their visits annually." The the delay caused in granting the permission to land it, presence of England in these seas is being felt in a might have produced bad consequences, for if any ac; general increase of liberality and intellectual activity. cident, such as fire or a storm had destroyed the schoo The next reflection suggested by the perusal of our ner the proprietors of the Sycee would have to suffer Hongkong files is the increased energy and conse. the loss-as the Insurances were then void. quence given to mercantile enterprise in these remote We have mentioned this case in order that it may regions by the new British settlement, Hongkong is receive proper consideration from the persons inte- a connecting link which carries on to China the inter-rested in that description of vessels. course which New Zealand and Australia have already Bombay Gentleman's Gasette,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

NOTICE.-Will be Sold by Public Auction on Wednesday the 17th day of January 1844 at Noon, "wo Gun Boats,at present lying off the Harbor Master's Vetty, with their Sails, Spars Rigging &c. as per in entory which may be seen by applying to

By, order

P. TOWSEND. Auctioneer. WILLIAM PEDDER. Harbour Master and Marine Magistrate. With the Gun-Boats will be sold two large Chinese Boats well found in gear &c. Victoria, January 6th 1844.

FROM PEKING GAZETTES OF OCTOBER. THE YELLOW RIVER.-Wan Chung, the officer in charge of the repairs of the Yellow River, has been dis- graced by the Emperor, because, after having used a vast deal of money he was unable to confine the unruly River within its banks. The Board of Punishments sentenced him to transportation to the "cold country," but the Emperor has been graciously pleased to remit the sentence and allow him to retire to his family, but to hold no office.

the right of the Petrel to discharge the cargo which THERE hes been a discussion carried on relative to she brought last week from China. The Petrel was originally in American built schoo ner but was pur- chased by a British Firm at Canton on account of her sulling powers. She came to Bombay in the b beginning of this year, when the question of her right to trade with this port was mooted. She then paid double duties and was allowed to depart, and having gone with a cargo to China, she came back last week with a quan- tity of Sycee Silver on board. Doubts having again arisen, an application was made to the Law officers, who decided upon the authority of a regulation of the President of the Council of India in Council dated 2nd December 1839, which declares that "all foreign ships,

European or American may freely enter the British "coming directly from their own ports on from any "sea ports and harbours in the East Indies, whether other place, and shall there have liberty to trade, but "not to receive goods on board for any other Indian a port."

The Petrel is also under the protection of the British flag, having a pass from Sir Henry Pottinger, as Go- vernor of Hongkong, a privilege which she enjoys in common with many swift sailers.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

The Steam Ship Express Captain BROWN arrived here on 13th Augnst,-days from Liverpool, This fine vessel immediately proceeds to Siam, having we believe been bought by the King to be used as a War Steamer. Captain BROWN reports having spoken with the following ressels:

August 21st Lat. 34.° 41' N. Long, 15° 1' W. The British ship showing 2nd Distg. pendent, 3268 (Marryatts Code) Oct off Tristan de Achuna, the French Whaler D' Harmonie from Havre the 28th July-bound to the South Seas. October 26th Lat. 39 20 S. Long. 42. 19 E, the Brit barque Francis Spaight, WINE, from London to South Australia with Emigrants-78 days from the Channel, all well. On the-current, in the Stra its of Banca, the British barque Sultan from Glasgow for this port 5 Eonths out.

Singapore Free Press, 14th Dec.

[From the Cape of Good Hope Shipping List, Sept. 8.] TABLE BAY.-The Tecumseh encountered a severe gale, which commenced in lat. 35 S. and long. 14 W., on Wednesday, 23d ultimo, at S. S. W., continued throughout Thursday, blowing violently from S. S. E., and began to moderate on Friday: shipped a heavy sea, which carried away part of the larboard bulwarks. The Captain and chef officer were almost washed overboard, and the latter much hurt.

SIMON'S BAY.-The Dutch ship Cornelia, which put in here also encountered the late furious gale, which com- menced on Thursday, the 14th ultimo, in lat. 37. 38 S., long. 17. 50. E. and continued throughout Friday. On Sunday it had all the characteristics of a hurricane. The vessel laid for some time on her beam-ends, the sea making a fair breach over her. About 10 in the evening it sud. denly moderated, and fell calm. The bowsprit was then found to be sprung, and the main top-mast injured, and the vessel had so much strain that it was absolutely necessary to make for Simon's Bay.

ALGOA BAY.-The wreck, &c. of the Delhi, was sold for about ?20, one labourer from the shore lost. The Laura, had, when wrecked, considerable part of her cargo vet on board, which together with the vessel reali zed about ?10. Five bands drowned.

The Elizabeth Rowell, had a greaf quantity of her rigging and spars saved, and realized about ? 370.Crew all saveds

The Sea Gull had the whole of her cargo on board when she stranded, which, together with the vessel, fetched about ?120, Five of the crew drowned.-Ibd.

CAUTION TO MARINERS-STRAITS OF BANCA-Her Majesty's brig Algerine, Simon's Bay, 26th August,

1843.

Sir, I have the honor to acquaint you for your in formation, and as a guidance for ships proceeding thro' the Straits of Banca, that the wreck of a barque was passed by Her Majesty's brig Algerine, on the morn ang of the 25th June, sunk in 6 fathoms water, with lower mast and main topmast standing; name unk nown. The said wreck lays with Lucepara Island (at the entrance of the straits,) bearing NW about 16 miles, and is immediately in the track of vessels bound to, or coming from, the Northward.

I have the honor, &c. (Signed,) S. B. DOLLING, Lieut. & Commander Rear Admiral the Hon. J. PERCY, Commander.in Chief'.

(From Solomon's St. Helena Shipping List. May 24). The Erfprins van Orange arrived at St. Helena, re- ports that the Amica, spoken on the 1st May, in lat 35° 40' and long, 210 11 had discovered a sunken rock. of considerable extent in the straits of Bally, not laid down in the charts; with 5 fathoms walet; the south end of Java bearing S. by W W., and the Rock Tekan N. W.by W. W.,called it Verders Bank-Ibid.

RECORD

OF OCCURRENCES IN CHINA DURING THE YEAR 1813. (Concluded from No. 96.)

AUGUST.

21st. A. R. Johnston, J. R. Morrison and William Caine Esqrs, appointed Members of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, with the title of Hon'ble

8th The SUPPLEMENTARY TREATY is signed at the Bogue by their Excellencies the Chinese and British Plenipotentiaries.

9th. A typhoon blew for three days in a portion of the China Seas.

23rd. H. M. Str. Driver sailed for Amyy and Shanghai, having on board Capt. Gribble Consul for the formner, and Captain George Balfour Consul fro the latter place.

24th. A Proclamation is issued by H. E. Sir H. Pottinger defiping the limits of the coast whereat Bri tish Vessels may touch.

A large fire happened at Canton, which consumed the Danish, Spanish and French Hongs, and upwards of 1000 Chinese houses. ..

NOVEMBER.

1st. A typhoon blew in a portion of the China sens for four days, and several vessels sufferred severley. 5th. Staff Assistant Surgeon William Grahame died of fever.

7th. Lieut. Colonel Knowles, C. B. died of fever. The Overland Mail with dates to the 6th August arrived per Arun.

In accordance with the request of the American Con. sul. H. E. Keying orders a considerable reduction to be made in the duty levied on Foreign Ginseng.

13th. Rules for the dischargo of destitute Seamen from the Merchant Seamen's Hospital promulgated,

14th. Capt. Balfour issues a notification declaring the port of Shanghai open from the 17th instant. 15th. Major Eldred Pottinger C. B. died at Hong- kong

21st. Tenders are required for the erection of Bar- racks at Sywan. 29th The Clipper Water Witch arrived at Macao from Calcutta.

DECEMBER.

1st. Captain Ormsby appointed Extra Aide-de-camp to H. E. the Governor and Commander, in, Chief of Hongkong.

A new tariff comes into force at Macao: considera- ble reductions have been made in the duties of almost every article of import.

3r1, A Notification of the varions degrees of value at which different Coins shall be received at Amoy is published.

4th. A Notification is issued respecting the future limits of the Port of Amoy.

H. M. S. Cornwallis with Vice Admiral Sir W. Parker G. C. B. accompainod by H. M. S. Dido left Hongkong for Manilla,

H. M, Str. Dricer sailed for Amoy and Ningpo having on board Mr.Thom Officiating Consul at Ningpo.

11th. Notification that the debts of the late Hongs of Hinglae, Kinqua and Mowqua will be paid at Hong, kong on and after the 10th proximo.

12th. Her Majesty's Government having secured Leases of the ground at Canton lately occupied by the Factories, will sub-let a portion to Merchants.

A Notification is issued that a public sale of Crown Lands will be held at Hongkong on the 22d January. 21st. The Overland Mail with news to the 6th Sept. arrived at Macao per Audax.

29th. The Hon'ble J. R. Morrison died at Macao.

of fever.

31st. Sickness prevails in Hongkong to an alarining

extent,

SEPTEMBER.

1st. Revd. Charles Gutzlaff appointed Chinese Se. cretary to Her Majesty's Superintendant of Trade, and the Government of Hongkong.

A severe gale of wind experienced at Chusan and off

the mouth of the Yang tze-keang.

4th Howqua, the celebratel Hong Merchant died

at Canton, aged 75,

7th. The Uverland Mail of 6th July arrived at

Macao per Anonyma, from Bombay 9th August,

10th The trade at Canton is at a stand still owing

to the demand made by the linguists to have certain allowances made them.

14th, H, M. S, Samarang arrived from Borneo.

18th. The Clipper Ardaseer arrived at Macao from Bombay 18th August and Singapore 10th September. 21st. Capt. Gribble appointed officiating British Consul at Amoy.

30th. A new Governor of Macao arrives, OCTOBER.

3rd. The new Governor of Macao, Don Jos? Gre-

gorio Pegado installed,

22nd. The Colonial Chaplain, the Rovd, Vincent Stanton arrived at Hongkong in the Lady Amherst. 24th. The Colonial Chaplain preached his first ser mon in Victoria,

27th. H. M. S. Castor, arrived at Hongkong having on board Major General D' Aguilar, Lieutenant Gover- nor of the island &c. &c.

FOR SALE.

AT the Office of the Friend of China, Blank forms of Ship's Articles, prepared according to the oxisting law relative to Merchant Seamen, and an Abstract of the Merchant Seaman's Act indorsed on the back. ALSO

Charteraartignad General Powers of Attorney after forms prepared by Mr. Chitty,

Victoria, Hong Kong, 13th December, 1843.

IN the Press, and will be published on the 15th January THE HONG-KONG ALMANAC FOR 1844;

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Fixed and Moveable Feasts,

Chinese Kalendar,

English Kalendar,

Moon's Age,

Sun's Declination Table, Equation Table,

Her Majesty's Government Ilongkong, .Consular Establishments,

Her Majesty's Fleet in China with a list of Officers on board each Ship, date of appointment, pay &c. Her Majesty's Forces in China. do.

H. E. I, Co's, do,

Dangers in the China Seas,

Post Office Regulations,

Port and Harbour do.

The new act of Parliament relative to the govern- ment of British subjects of China. Also, at the same time will be published. THE HONG-KONG SHEET ALMANAC FOR 1844;

The publication is unavoidably delayed until the 15th instant, owing to the desire to make the work as complete as possible.

NOTICE.

From this date the Charges for Printing at the Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows; Boat Notes $2 per hundred

Opium Orders

37

I do, do,

31

3 do. do.

1 do. do

23

·

23

Bills of Exchange in sets Cheques

Ship's Articles

Powers of Attorney

Charter Parties - Auction Bills-

Auction Catalogues

1 each or 86 per doz do. or,, 6 do. do.

or,, 6 do. do.

2 per first 100, and'75

cents for every suc

ceeding 100.

3 per do. do. and 1 per do. do.

ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month $ 2. longer period., 4.

General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser- tion $1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe- riods. Terms may be known on application at the TERMS; CASH Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

Office.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, commenced on Saturday last at G o'Clock A. M.

ENGLAND UNITED STATES THE CAPE,

LATEST DATES. Sept. G MANILA Aug. 15

Dec.

29

Nov. 19

Dec. 24

Dec.

Jany. I

CALCUTTA PINANG

Nov. 1 Nov. 10

Jany. 14)

JAVA

Dec 9 Nov. 25.

Bt. HELENA

Jany. 13 Aug. 27

SINGAPORE BOMBAY

SYDNEY

AMOY!! CANTON

THE FRIEND OF CHINA,

AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY, 16TH 1844.

We have received files of papers from New South Wales up to the 19th November. The coml Overland communication with Port Essington was mittee appointed to inquire into the feasibility of an actively engaged in collecting evidence, and the plan is daily increasing in favor with the public.- Much attention is turned towards Hongkong, and from all we can learn there is a prospect of exten- sive immigration from the colonies to this island. At all events the colonists appear determined to give us a fair trial of their various products; it is to be feared they will not find so favorable a man- ket for many articles as they expect. With regard to horses and sheep especially, the prices at which they can be landed from Sydney are too high to admit of anything like an extensive sale, or remu- neration for the speculation.

Flour, woollen cloths and perhaps colonial' to- bacco are more likely to succeed in finding buyers.

Dates from Amoy extend to the 14th instant, the sickness among the troops is represented, as frightful and it is rumoured that Koo-long-soo will be evacuated and the whore of the men removeu to Hongkong.

110

We have much pleasure in giving a prominent place to the following extract from a communica- tion kindly sent by a friend lately at Ningpo.

"The Ice houses around Ningpo, and especially on the banks of the river between that city and Clinhae are beyond calculation. They are bullt above ground and generally upon a platform of earth raised so as to be above the level of the sur- rounding fields. Upon such a mound a bamboo frame is thrown which is well and closely thatched with paddy-straw. The Ice is collected in tank's or ponds which the proprietors of the Ice-houses take care to keep duly filled with water in the winter season. When the Ice is of a sufficient thick- ness they collect it, and as it is. brought in each layer is covered over with dry straw, and in this manner the Ice is preserved during the whole sum- mor. Each house has its own drain to draw off the what

Table of dates of arrival of the Overland Mail in water formed by the melting ice.

C

Do.

China.

Do, in Calcutta,

List of Houses of Agency in China.

Do,

Do,

Do, Do. in Loudon connected with Foreign Residents in Hongkong and

China.

Ching,

"The article is not used in Ningpo for private consumption, but solely as an antiseptic for flesh and fish during the heats of summer. The inhabit- ants know nothing of the mode of cooling their liquids, except as they have observed foreigners use it for that purpose, and then they are very wil- ling to retail it to them at the rate of from eighty to one hundred cash per bucket, a charge by no means Excessive during the dog days. In places like Foo-chow-foo the seat of Chinese luxury, ice is 00- Shanghai.casionally used to cool fruits, sweetmeats, &c." Mod

The Chinese Tariff, The Duties levied in England on Chinese Exports. The report of the Assay of various coins at Canton. · Do. Do,

G-KON

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

A correspondent requests us to notice the mise- rable state in which the mat house used as a Church at present is, and asks" is no better accomodation to be provided until the new Church is built. Allo- wing the earliest possible period, eighteen mouths must elapse ere we can expect to have a proper edifice ready for use, and if some better shelter against the extremes both of heat and cold be not provided in the meantime we cannot expect to see the Church filled so fully as is at present." We doubt not that our Chaplain will use his influence to increase the comfort of the present building as far as lies in his power.

In our article of the 30th November last we mentioned several circumstances in regard to the conduct of H. B.M's. Consul at Amoy as requiring explanation. We shall notice each, with "JUSTI TIA's" reply in succession.

1

ARRIVALS AT SINGAPORE. December, 9th H. M.' Str. Spiteful from Macao 1st Dec. H. M. S. Alligator, with 18 wc.nen, 33 children 18th Royal Irish.

DEPARTURES.

DECEMBER, 8th Kestrel Beauvais for China; Pas- sengers, Captain Mc Kinnon and Mr. Johnson DEC. 9. Peloms, Triggs, for China; Passengers, Mr. and Mrs. Francis and children.

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VESSELS IN HARBOUR, 14th DEC.

Novo Viagente, Vallente for Macao; Nereid, Grant fer China; Crest, Wilkinson for do, H. M.Str. Spiteful sailed for Bombay on the 11th Dec,

1843. The following vessels had arrived. Dates from St. Helena extend to the 27th August

NOTICE.

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The following packages addressed to the Officers and Messes of 11. M. and H. E. I. C's Regts serving during the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned Cap. F. Cotton Engineers 3 packages. Ilderton 11. M 98th Regt. 1 'do. Sir W.Me.Gregor Bart, 18 Mess.

39

R. I. 2 do.

33

Col. A. B. Dyce Cap. Badwood Lieut Runefatt

41

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Madras Eugineers 1 do.

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31

I. F. Erskin 2nd. Regt. N. L. 1 do.

31

F. S. Dewberrey H. M. 55th

1

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1. C. Shaw

Engineers

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39th Regt.

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3 Grecian,

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6 Monarch,

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Queen's Road.

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July 28 H.M.S. Belleisle, China April 11 Cape July 13 passage 108 days with H. M. 75 Regt. Aug. 2 Bella Marina, China, May 7, passage 87 days.

The impropriety of charging port dues in the case of a vessel in ballast which had anchored in Amoy harbour previously to the hoisting of the Consular Flag was first noticed. "JUSTITIA" does not notice this directly, but he exclaims against the unreasonableness of the supposition that the regula- tions of trade should have a retrospective effect- therefore we are entitled to conclude that on this point he holds with us. On the second point, viz. the charge of 13 per cent discount on the amount levied as charges when the prevailing rate of dis- count even in the purchase of sycee and Opium was only 3 per cent. he has recourse to the juggling system, endeavoring by means of a multitude of "words signifying nothing" to avoid answering this plain charge. It would have been most easy surely for "JUSTITIA" to have said that 3 per American, cent. was not the rate had such been the fact. But Bombay Bales, ao, he says " the Chinese will not take it at at less Bengal, discount than 13 per cent." And is H. M's. Madras, Consul sent then to Amoy to submit to whatever extortion the Chinese are willing. The case is plain enough, if the current rate of discount was 3 per cent. it was the duty of the Consul to insist upon that rate being taken and no more.

The charge of one dollar for an affidavit which was taken is not attempted to be defended unless indeed that the terming it "an isolated fact" is meant for a defence.

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CANTON COTTON REPORT. FROM 1ST TO 31ST, DECEMBER 1843,

Deliveries

Stock.

P155

2729

23925

90372

5882

9355

10915

24813

Total

41877

Including

Ship Emu.

FOR AMOY.

127296

THE fast sailing Danish Barque "DANS- BERG" having the greater part of her Cargo engaged, will meet with quick despatch. For freight apply to JOHN BURD & Co,

Victoria, 15th, January, 1844.

The refusal of a Voucher for the sum paid as duty is justified on the ground that the shroff's re- ceipt is declared valid security, and it is prono- unced an "anreasonable demand" to ask for any- thing further. We have good reason to believe that " JUSTITIA " would be the last person to be sa- tisfied were Master of a vessel belonging to him, and arriving from a foreign port to hand up to him a piece of paper scrawled over with unintelligi-droit ble characters, as a Voucher for the payment of a sum of money however small. But the regulations never contemplated that the Shroff's acknowledge- ment should be valid further than as a security against a second demand of the duties. And as for the assertion that to ask a commander of a vessel for his Vouchers is an impugnment of his honesty, we leave it to have what weight it may with shipowners, merchants and others ve expect it will be some time as the world wags before Vouchers will be deemed unnecessary.

The non-interference of the Consul in the case of the Chinese Merchants who had previously to the Consul's arrivat bargained for freight and paid the Mandarin duties we still regard as highly im- politic, and in the words of "JUSTITIA" himself say that he ought to have interrateraetly cause the regulations were not intended to have a retrospective effect; had the Chinese merchants shipped their goods the regulations would practically have been applied to them, whose bargain was made and duty paid under the old system. We say therefore that H.M's Consul was bound to insist that this contract commenced should be allowed to he completed under the old system. With regard to the Consul's want of urbanity,we can only say that it was commented upon by the Chinese themselves, and we shall require better authority than that of "JUSTITIA" to convince us that our informantion is incorrect happening to know as we do the subs- tance of the remarks made use of on the occasion. In conclusion, we believe that we have paid far more attention to the letter of "JUSTITIA" than it deserves; we would advise "JUSTITIA" to save his friend in future from his lame attempts in his de- fence, he may rest assured that whether it regards the rate of discount paid on Sycee or any of the other points commented upon by us, H. M's. Consul's information is anply sufficient to enable him to act in his own defence if he thinks it re- quisite. in his

I

From Singapore we have dates to the 20th De-

cember.

FOR LIVERPOOL

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. bie Apply to

GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. o Hongkong or Canton. Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALEE. I. Cos Bills on Bengal.

Apply to

GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

B. KENNY M. D.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN TONDON &c. Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little above Junk river.

JUST RECEIVED.

AMERICAN Beef, Superfine, Flour, American Cyder, a large Invoice of new publications, Preserved Mackerel, Black Beaver Hats, Silk and Cotton Horse Furniture, Chintzes, Handkerchiefs and sundry other articles.-- FOR CASH ONLY. Apply to

P. TOWNSEND,

Victoria, 12th January, 1844. FOR SALE. This day at Eleven o'Clock at the Godowns of N. Duus Esq. A TARTAR PONY.

Victoria, 13th January, 1844.

P. TOWNSEND. Auctioneer.

FOR SALE. THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. London,

Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old Port

In wood and bottle.

NOTICE.-We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne. mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TISDEMAN.

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN.

Apply to

LINDSAY & Co.

Lisbon;

Macao, 1 January, 1844. FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chablis; Cortaillod; Ciler; pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking: Table covers; Sauces; Oil; Mustard; Pins; Patent Hat guards; Nails and Tacks of sizes; best French corks; Cheese; Pocket compasses; Carpenter's tools edgood&c. &c.

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following Goods, viz. a few Mare's Fire Proof Iron Safes and Cheats, Batavia Arrack, Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superfine Champagne, Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Clot in dozen Ca Assortment of Oilman's Stores, Coconut, Turpentine and Paint Oil, French and English Corks.

apply to

3 SU. Victoria, 13th January, 1844.

FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 39 PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. Apply to

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

NOTICE-The undersigned have this day been ap- pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore called upon, to settle their accounts with

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844.

DICKENS & Mel NTYRE. (Oswald's Row, Queen's Road.) HAVE just received a fresh supply of very Su Superior Mushroom, and Walnut Ketchups, Essence of Ancho- Oilmans Stores, consisting of White Wine vinegar, vies, Harveys, Reading, Beefsteak, Tomata, Johs Bull, City of London and Camp Sauces, Salud Oil, French Olives and Capers, Durham Mustard in one and half lb. bottles, Chili, Raspberry and Tarragon Vinegars, Assorted Pickles.-Also a Supply of Goose- berry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Green Gage and Black Currant Jams, Raspberries, Damsons, Red and Black Currants, Green Gages, Gooseberries and Kentish and Morrella Cherries,, for Tarts c, Westphalia and Cumberland Hams, Cheshire Cheese, English Butter,

PRICES OF OPIUM. Patna 8 740 a 75C, Benares $720, Malwa 8 630, Turkey 360. The stock of Patna and Benares was moderate, of Malwa, small. CAM- PHOR was inquired for the stock being trifling; large quantities were however expected by junks. Good Rhubarb in demand at $60, none in the market. &c., &c.,

J. C. POWER.

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c.

Queen's Road Victoria.

RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately" made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully atteraled to.

1st January, 1844.

MR. LATTEY.

Chronometer and Watch Maker. Begs to announce that he has just arrived in Hongkong, and commenced business at Lane's Hotel, trusting that many years practical ex- perience in London, will enable him to give the utmost satisfaction in every branch of his business. Having devoted much of his time, and attention, to the repairing and rating of Chronometers, he can confidently undertake to repair and rate them, as efficiently as they can be done in London.

LANE'S HOTEL HONGKONG

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? THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE,

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY

OF LONDON. THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under:-- 1ST.-Qn Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, be charged. Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy..

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER &Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; Macao, &t August, 1843.

DIROM & Co.

NOTICE-The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Bingapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our fem from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had.

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

A. H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed (except combustibles] in Godown 18. Tkont.com berinoured-from-rich of Fi

apply to

N. DUUS.

Goods received and sold on Commission 18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha-

ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins- tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of tho Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- Bent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to Bend in their claims. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said

Indenture within the said period. shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment.

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them

off behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

Trustees

ROBERT MAC. EWEN Singapore 20th October 1813. IN reference to the ubaye Notice the Undersingned is authorised by Power of Attorney. to act for the above named Trustees and requests immediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS-Par d?cision consulaire en date d' aujourd'hui Mr. CHALLAYE deve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de France en Chine. CONTE DE RATTI.MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1842. AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi. ne, sont pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja attribu?s, ou qui pourront l'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se faire inscrire sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en so pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'inpossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?te, o?sils d?clarerunt, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte de leur qualit? de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l'art. 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, l'acceptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de foneti. ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France. CONTE DE RATTI.MENTON.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst, and all parties indebted to the same afe required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to Mr. J. B. Pain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted. J. B. PAIN & Co. Victoria, January, 1st 1844.

NOTICE.

THE UNDERSIGNED, being about to leave China, has transferred his out-standing business to Messrs. BELL & Co. of Macao. ROBERT WEBSTER Hongkong, 13th November; 1843.

t

" NOTICE.

OUR establishment is removed from Macao to Hong- Kong, No. 2 Wellington Terrace.

HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. Victoria, Hongkong,

16 October, 1843.

NOTICE. MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa."

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. For freight or passage apply to Captain Buckle on board, o. BENJAMIN SEARE Canton.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Ricc, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Piteh; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of

JOHN BURD & Co.

FOR SALE-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil. Beer in Hhds. At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.

TO LET. THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjes Jemsotjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjes Jemsetjee, Macao, or HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843.

FOR SALE. STOVES of varions kinds, and store piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise & Co. to. JOHN RITSON. Victoria, 9th November, 1843. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER &Co. Victoria, 23d. November 1843.

Any communication addresad to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention. NOTICE. THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during THE well known Lorcha DODGE. the late war.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

N. DUUS.

JUST RECEIVED for sale by the undersigned, Beer in Cask, Oil Cloth Table Covers, Paints, and Paint Oil, Blankets, Hats, Butter, Varnish, Pitch, Vinegar, Spars, Coir Rope &c. &c. Apply to P. TOWNSEND. Victoria, 28th December, 1843. FOR SALE.

AT the Godowns of Messrs. Fox Rawson & Co. a quantity of Allsopp's and Bass's Beer in Cask ex Victoria, 6th January 1844.

FOR the Midshipman's mess of H. M. Str. "Vixen" a Competent Steward, For particulars,

FOR SALE. Apply to ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria, 26th December, 1848. TO LET.

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bale of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each.

Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCH. 46 Queen's Road, Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843.

RECEIVED THIS DAY ex "Mary Bullmer."-All- sopp's Pale Ale Bengal bottled warranted first quality;" Patent Black Cashmere and Cashmerette, Stearine Candles Tree from Arsenic, S Solah Hats, English Qu nine, Metal Buttons &c. &c. apply to J. C. POWER. Auctioneer and Commission Agent.

Apply on board between the hours of mine and twelve. Victoria, 6th January 1814. H. M. S. "Vixen " Hongkong, 8th January, 1814

FOR SALE.

THE PRESS and TYPES lately used for printing the EASTERN GLOBE newspaper. A new fount of type has lately been added; the whole being in every respect suitable for parties wishing to establish a Journal either at Hongkong, Canton, or any of the new ports of China. Terms extremely moderate.

Apply at the Office of the Eastern Globe. Victoria, 20th December. 1843.

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases.

Sherry do.

Cleret do.

do. do.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoria 22nd November, 1943.

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Room Furnitute just arrived.

Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843,

PUBLIC AUCTION,

TO be sold by Public Auction on Wednesday next the 17th Inst. at 12 o'Clock by Mr. ToWNSEND, without reserve, at the Office of the "Eastern Globe and Com- mercial Advertiser," the Press and Types lately em. ployed in printing that Paper. There are 19 asen The present affords an excellent opportunity for any of assorted types, a considerable portion of which is new. one wishing to commence a New Journal or to engage in Printing, as the Press and Types are capable of exe- cuting any kind of Job Work."

Victoria, 5th January, 1844.

THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co.. LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues day and Saturday.

PRICE Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1843.

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THE FRIEND

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AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

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PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY JANUARY 20TH, 1844.

PRICE $12 per annum.

NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date; but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. By order, J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. this as the most important object of the state- || every principle of honest and fair competi- ment to, tion amongst Mercantile men. (Signed,) HENRY POTTINGER. A true Extract,

THE annexed translation of a Communi- cation from the Viceroy and Lieutenant Go- vernor of Canton regarding the executions of some of the miscreants engaged in the outrages on the Enterprize Lorcha, and on Lorcha No. 11 is published for General in-

formation.

By order of His Excellency Her Majes- ty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintend- ent of Trade in China.

His Excellency

H. B. M. Plenipotentiary, SIR HENRY POTTINGER, BART, G. C. B. Taou-Kwang, 23d, Year, 10th Month, 29th Day, 20th December, 1843,

True Translation, (Signed,) CHARLES GUTZLAFF, Chinese Secretary. True Copy, RICHARD WOOSNAM.

RICHARD WOOSNAM, Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, January 16th, 1844. His Excellency Sir Henry Pottinger, Bart, G. C. B. Her Majesty's Plenipoten Kekung, Governor General of Kwang-de in China, is pleased to direct, that the tiary, and Chief Superintendent of the Tea- tung and Kwangse &c., &c., &c., and Ching, annexed Extract of a letter addressed on Lieut-Governor of Kwangtung &c., &c., &c. the 16th Instant to Her Majesty's Consul make known the following. at Shanghai be published for general infor- mation. By order,

Whereas Fanasze a Heangshan boatman originated a plot to encompass the death of Sharpe and others, in all seven persons, in conjunction with Wookwanyuh and others, and the boatman Chin-a-ting and others were conjointly the authors of the murder of Mc.Kinlay and others, in all two individuals; the Provincial Judge in both these cases has prosecuted the said robbers Wookwanyuh &c., for the same crime and found them guilty-And

vernor have personally revised the sentence, and they have pleaded guilty of the above charge, we have respectfully asked for a death-warrant, and directed the Judge to proceed against Wook wanyuh, who plotted the death of one individual viz. Sharpe, for the sake of obtaining his property, and to proceed against Chang-a-yew and Kung- yew-tae on account of their being the authors of the Murder of the English Doctor Mc- Kinlay and two Portuguese sailors. These three criminals are now sentenced to be decapitated, and forthwith to be fettered and sent to the place of execution, and there to undergo death.

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

EXTRACT.

No: 7, given you my opinion on the subject I HAVE already, in my letter of this date in your opinion as to the disadvantage, both of transit Duties, but 1 most fully concur to the Foreign Commerce and Chinese

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

The following notice regarding the new Light House at Madras is published for general information by order of His Excel- lency the Governor and Commander in Chief.

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th January, 1844.

NOTICE.

MARINE BOARD OFFICE: MADRAS, 9th OCTOBER 1843. NOTICE is hereby given, that on and after the 1st day of January 1844, a Light will be exhibited on the New Light House erec- ted at Madras immediately to the North- ward of the Walls of Fort St. George; and that on and after the said 1st day of Ja- nuary 1844, the Light heretofore and now continued. The New Light (to be exhi- exhibited on the Old Light House within the Walls of Fort St. George, will be dis- mean level of the Sea, and may be seen bited) will be elevated 128 feet above the from the Deck of a Ship at the distance of

Whereas we the Governor and Lieut. Go-Government Revenue, of the system of 20 miles. The Light is of the "Flashing licenses which the Local Authorities at Description" and the duration of the Fla- Shanghai had introduced and I trust that shes to that of the Eclipses or Dark periods the very judicious steps you took to point is in the ratio of 2 to 3,-but as the natu out the evils of such a system (to say re of the Motion is Reciprocating instead nothing of its being an infraction of the of Rotatory, the above ratio merely ex- spirit, if not of the letter, of the Treaty) presses the average proportion of the will have opened both the eyes of the Man- Light and Dark intervals which are them- darins and Merchants to the great mistake selves variable according to the position that had been made, and will have led to of the Spectator. The rapidity of move- its being rectified. ment is so adjusted, that the duration of Should I find, however, on the receipt the Flashes will vary from 0 to 48", and of your next Report that such has not been that of rhe Eclipses from 0" to 7", the the case, I shall address the High Commis-sums of the duration of Light and Dark- sioner on the subject, and you may take a ness bearing however, in every position, ments and intentions to the Intendant, who South Eastern extremity of the Pulicat fitting opportunity of intimating my senti- the constant ratio of 2 to 3. From the cannot doubt my anxiety to act impartially Shoal the New Light House bears S. 28° and justly between the Governments. I am extremely sorry to see that you or Vessel when hauling in from the North- W., and is distant 13 miles by Ship speak in one passage of your letter of some ward for the Madras Roadstead should smuggling transactions in silk having gone bring the Light to bear to the Southward on subsequent to your arrival at Shanghai of S. 28° W., or S. S. W. W.,-unless and add that British subjects are said to her position is well ascertained. Com- have been concerned in them. Should manders of Vessels are hereby warned of you have subsequently obtained any certain the serious risk they incur by incautiously information on this disgraceful proceeding approaching the dangerous vicinity of the I depend on your having unscrupulously Pulicat Shoal, as hazy weather or other denounced the parties engaged in it to the causes may obscure the Light,-true Sou- Chinese Authorities; and it would afford ndings therefore and a vigilant look out me great satisfaction to learn, that they had are imperatively called for. The limits of not only obliged the vessels receiving the the Madras Roadstead (in 8 or 9 fathoms), smuggled Goods to leave the Port, but that are comprised within the following bear- they had further refused to admit any ves-ings, viz. from the Northward the Light sels belonging to the same persons (or Firm) House will bear S. 56° W., and from the to entry in future at the Port of Shanghai. Southward N. 81° W. or from S. W. b. W. to W. N.

And we moreover, condemned the ringlea- der, Fanasze, for being the Author of an at- tack upon, and subsequent Murder of Sharpe, and for having beaten to death, one watch man, to die a lingering and ignominious death (to be cut to pieces) but he hav- ing died of sickness, we had his corpse mangled according to law, and his head, as well as those of the remainder and of Wook- wanyuh, sent to the place where the crime was committed, there to be stuck up on poles as a warning to the multitude and to make an example, in order to restrain (ruffians).

The two criminals Chinshingyuh and Ching-a-fuh who merely were aware of Fan- asze's and the others having plotted the death, and subsequently did not denounce them, they have been sentenced to receive a flogging according to the Law, in order

to strike terror.

After having respectfully sent in a detail of our proceedings to the throne, we have requested the Emperor's pleasure thereon. The case of Tangchaoufung and others however, is not yet brought to an issue, nor are the proceedings of the Judge closed, but we have urged him to prosecute them, as is on record.

Deeming it our duty to communicate this for the information of the Honorable Envoy, we wish you every happiness and address

The New Light House

At Madras is in Lautude 130 5' 10" North, And in.... Longitude 80° 20' East of Green- wich. St. George. Published by order of the Marine Board at Fort R. BOYSON, Acting Secretary.

It appears to me, that it is only by some decided step of this kind that this" nefarious system" (as it is termed in a recent Des- patch from Her Majesty's Government). extraordinary Powers of Legislation now will be effectually checked, and with the entrusted to Her Majesty's Chief Superin- tendent of Trade in China it will be strange if means cannot be devised to put a stop to practices which must speedily injure, if they do not entirely ruin, the Legal Trade, The following tables of Fees to be taken which are a stain on the National faith and in the Chief Magistrate's Office having been character of England, and which subvert approved of by His Excellency the Gover-

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nor in Council are published for general Copy of any document per information.

By order RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th January, 1844..

No. 1

Table of Fees to be taken in the Chief Magis- trate's Office, in Cases of trasspass to Person, or on immoveable Property,

Summons

Warrant to apprehend before Sum- mons servedr

Warrant to apprehend after Sum-

mops served, and Defdt. not ap-

pearing in time

Suminons to every Witness

Every Case called on for enquiry

Swearing of every Witness

Every order of Arbitration or com-

promise .

Deciding every Case

Warrant to seize Goods

Poundage-

No. 2

$ Cents.

C

2

19

19

50

50

50

5

One per Cent on amount (levied.

Table of Fees to be taken in the Chief Magis- trate's Office, in Cases where the sum, of not more than 200 Dollars is claimed,

Summons

Warrant to apprehend before Sum-

mons.served

?

Warrant to apprehend after Sum-

mons served, and Defdt. not, ap-

pearing in time.

Every Case called on for enquiry

Summons to every Witness

Swearing every Witness

Cents.

40

40

40

-

10

Every order of Arbitration or com-

promise

Every Case decided

Warrant to seize Goods

Pourdage

One per Cent on amount levied.

In Cases where not more than 50 Dollars is claimed one half of the above Fees, and when not more than 20 Dollars, one quarter thereof,

No. 3

Table of Fees to be taken in the Chief Magis- trate's Office, when the amount claimed exceeds 200 Dollars,

Bummons

Warrant to apprehend before 8um- mons served

8 Cents.

"

20

"

Warrant to apprehend after Sum.

mons served, and Defdt. not ap-

20

19

pearing in time

Summons to every Witness

Every Case Called on for enquiry

Swearing every Witness

promise

Every Case desided

Good

Every order of Arbitration or com-

Warrant to s

?

Poundage

Read and approved of In Council, January, 17th, 1844,

40..

One per Cent on the amount levied,

R. BURGASS.

Clerk of the Council. The following table of Fees to be taken in the Land Office having heen approved of by His Excellency the Governor in Council is published for General inform- By order, RICHARD WOOSNAM, Government House, Victoria. Hongkong, 18th January, 1844,

ation,

folio of 80 words

25 Cents

R. BURGASS.

A. T. GORDON. CHAS. ST. GEORGE, CLEVERLY. CHAS. E. STEWART.

Land Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th January, 1844.. Read and approved of

In Council, January 17, 1844.

sound portion of the British press, in the distant pos sessions of the Crown, more than int he present instance Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle.

NOTICE

From this date the Charges for Printing at the Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows; Boat Notes

Opium Orders

8.2 per hundred

17

1 do. do.

Bills of Exchange in sets, 3 do. do.

·

R. BURCASS.

Clerk of the Council.

Cheques

Ship's Articles

.

Powers of Attorney-

Charter Parties

IT is hereby notified that a Public Auction of Leases

of Crown Lands will be held at the Land Office on Monday the 22nd day of January 1844.

The whole of the lots or parcels to be disposed of will be Town Lots, situated on the South Side of the Queen's Road, between the Harbour Master's Hill and the centre Police Station.

The lots will be marked out on the ground previous to the day of sale, and a plan showing the lines of the proposed Streets, the position and size of the lots or parcels to be sold &c &c., may be seen at the Land Office on any day after Monday the 8th of January

1844.

The class of Building which must be erected on each lot, and all other particulars may be ascertained on ap- plication to the Land Officer fourteen days previous to the Sale, and the Leases will be delivered to the Purchasers within one Month from the Day of Sale. By Order of His Excellency the Governor and Com- mander in Chief of Hongkong and its Dependencies. RICHARD WOOSNAM.

N. B. The sale to commence at 11 A. M,' Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th December, 1843.

Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China. on the Right, Hon'ble. the Governor General of India," in Council, for two Lacs of Companys Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 paya- ble at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Republican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Treasury on or

Auction Bills-

Auction Catalogues

?

23

'1 do. do.

i each or 86 per doz

1 do. or,, 6 do. do.

1 do. or 6 do, do. 2 per first 100, and 75

cents for every suc- ceeding 100.

3 per do. do. and I per do. do.

ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month $ 2. longer period., 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser-

tion 8 1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge.

Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe riods. Terms may be known on application at the Office, TERMS; CASH.

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SLAVERY IN HONGKONG-, We have learnt, with the deepest regret, that a system of slavery, degrading to the British name, has been permitted to spring up at Hongkong, which, unless immediately extirpated, will become the nucleus of a most formidable evil, oppose immense obstacles to the progress of Christianity and civilization in that colony, and operate most injuriously upon the Chinese throughout the whole of the celestial empire. It is of the highest importance that the au- thorities and people of China should be impressed, from the beginning, with the fact, that the people of this country detest slavery, injustice, and oppression, in all their forms; and are intensely desirous that the bles- sings they themselves enjoy should be participated by he whole human race,

The following extract is from the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, which has been forwarded to us, by some unknown hand, for which we feel extre. mely obliged;-

We have before pointed out the incompatibility of the existence of slavery in a British Colony. It exists here, in one of its most hideous forms, if it be true, that female children have been kidnapped at Canton, and from the villages adjacent, brought to our island, and sold them. We do not trust ourselves to speak on this subject; for the honour of our country, we would wish to add, but cannot, that only natives are implicated in this detestable traffic.

Without invoking the grave consideration and special interposition, of the Imperial Legislature,' or awaiting its decision, we would fain hope bis Excellen cy the Plenipotentiary will deem it his bounded duty, or rather his high privilege, to declare, by proclama- tion, that a slave, by putting his foot on our island be- comes free, henceforth here, man cannot hold proper ty in his fellow man,

AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY, 20TH 1841.

We have received numerous applications with regard to the period at which the "HONGKONG AL- MANAC" will be published. Circumstances over which we have no control, the illness of our compositors, the increase of business arising from our bi-weekly newspaper-have hitherto delayed its appearance, three sheets however only remain to go to press, and we think our subscribers will find no cause to regret the delay, in as much as the book will contain much information which could not possibly have appeared had the publication ap peared at the time originally proposed.

A severe attack of illness under which we are still labouring has rendered us quite unable to pay attention to business, we trust therefore that any errors which may appear in this day's issue will be overlooked, as also the omission of the Ship- ping List. We must call attention to the report of the Morrisonian Institution" in the last No. of the Chinese Repository; we give below two extracts and shall notice the subject further in our next.

"DURING the whole of the last year, the morals of the schoolboys have appeared to me in general unexception- able, No instance of theft or falsehood in the two up. per classes has come to my knowledge. I believe

deed, that it may be said without the lost-exaggern- ing of contempt for the character of a liar. I have tion, that they are all habitually impressed with a feel- heard them, when some instance of falsehood or low cunning has occurred among the natives around them, say with a look of disgust, that is Chinese.' They know the value of a character for veracity, and the meanness and guilt of its opposite; so that when these boys shall have completed their course of studies, I most certainly expect that at least they will be men of truth, and their superiority in this respect over the generality of their countrymen will be unquestioned, "In justice to all who, under the faith of our govern To have a class of Chinese young men, on whom we ing according to Chinese usage. may have removed may depend. for truth, even though partially educated, hither with their slaves, we would permit their remo-living among us in our public and private offices, will val. If, however, such removal did not take place within a stipulated time, all such remaining should be assuredly be worth to the foreign community all that their education costs. Nor will it be to our comfort declared free. We affirm a policy, such as we have and advantage alone, for such a class will influence pointed out, would he heartily approved by the Go-others that have not enjoyed equal advantages with vernment and people at home, who, to the glory of our themselves. The good implanted in the minds of a land, are hearth and soul agreed on the question of sla- few will not die with them, but by its self propagating very."-Hongkong, November 3, 1842. Table of Fees to be taken in the Land Office at our own countrymen are implicated in the nefarious advances. In addition to this, if those who are first If, as is intimated in the foregoing extract, some of virtue, will be diffused more and more widely as time transactions alluded to, they have been guilty of felony, them, go not as they came, idolaters and full of all sent forth into the world from the school shall, any of 10 Per cent on the and should be prosecuted forthwith. The same re- amount of an-mark applies to Chinamen and others. Hongkong manner of superstition, but changed by the transform- nual rental, being a British Colony, the introduction of slaves thering influence of our holy religion, happier still will it be rein, the purchase and sale of human beings, for any for us, for them, and for their country." purpose whatever, by any parties, is piracy and felony, and may be dealt with accordingly.

Hongkong. Preparing any lease or grant

Affixing Public Seal thereto. 5 Per Cent.

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Registering any assignment

Every certificate

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It is to us a most cheering circumstance, that the first journal established at Hongkong should be so tho roughly alive to all that gives dignity and honour to our native land. Hever did we feel the value of the

"It is now more than a year since the trustees made application for another teacher to be associated with me, but none has arrived. I am fully aware that this delay is nof attributable to any want of desire onthe part of those concerned to supply the demand for ano- ther instructor, but I refer to it now in order that my

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

HUNGMUEY, 18 a 28 quite neglected. PEKOE, 32 a 50 without enquiry.

11

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ORANGE PLAIN, 16 a 26 a few of 2nd crop down for which prices are demanded far beyond what the home market will bear. ORANGE SCENTED, 30 a 38 no fine; owing to the late advice from Home the demand has been active at higher prices than the quality seems to warrant and the heavy exports af- ford a prospect of a bare result at best. TWANKAY, 22 a 30 the high rates demanded have prevented purchases. HySON, 29 a 72 a good many purchases have been made chiefly of the highest and lowest grades the latter principally 32 a 38. YOUNG DO., 32 a 46 the very large exports of this description have deterred parties from pur- chasing.

HYSON SKIN, 21 a 30 in little demand; the bad ac-

counts from Sydney have prevented Ship ments to N. S. W. and Transactions are con- fined to the American Market. GUNPOWDER AND IMPERIAL, 40 a 63 bought up as soon as they appear at rates bearing little re- ference to quality.

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EXPORT FROM 1st JULY TO 31st Dec. 1843. 17,162,108

views on the subject, if it is deemed advisable, may be || given to the public, some of whom may perhaps ques. tion the necessity for increasing the expenses of the Society in this way at the present time. The trustees have long been convinced that it is necessary, but others less familiar with the circumstances of the case, may not be so. There are in the school at the present time three classes, one of eight, another of four, and a third of twelve scholars; either of which from the peculiarity of such a school requires almost constant attention from a teacher. Learning as they are a new language, which is to be the medium through which they will acquire their knowledge, they cannot for the first two years at least, be loit to them. selves to study for any great length of time, simply be- cause not the subject only, but the language in which it is clothed, is new and unintelligible to them, except so far as it has been explained by the mouth of the teacher. It is necessary therefore that the instructor should sit down with them, and by a great variety of illustrations, help them over the difficulties they every- where meet with in both matter and words. While therefore the teacher is engaged with one class, the other two are not apt to be very profitably employed; not from any fault of their own, but because of the real obstacles in their way. I have on this account for a long time lamented my own inability to do justice even to the limited number of pupils now in the school. Moreover, while I am alone, there are many calls from the school-room to attend to other matters not belong- ing to it, but which must be looked after, or the in- Congou stitution would suffer in many ways. A division of Caper labor is therefore greatly needed for its present pros- Orange perity. But it has now reached a period when it Hungmuey becomes us to lay our plans for a wider scale of opera- Pekoe tions. What are twenty-four pupils to the multitudes that want education; and what are the labors of one man to those that are required? The Morrison Education Society has undertaken a great work-one that is not to be limited to a few subjects, or to one Hyson generation. We have begun to do what will need to be done so long as ignorance, like gross darkness, Young Hyson oovers the people of China. A beginning has been made, but only a beginning. If this benevolent enter- Twankay prise is rightly carried on, the end will not cease to Imperial be regarded as far off in the distant future. But if no Gunpowder further provision be made for even the present wants of the Society's school, that end will not be long in coming. The longest life is short, and all life preca- rious. In the event of the death or removal of myself from this place, who would take up the work where I leave it, and continue it? Should it take place now, the school must, for aught I see, be closed, the pupils disbanded and sent home, and the work of education by this Society cease. The only hope would be that hereafter some one else might be induced to come and begin it once more, as I have done. Even that would be at a great loss. If on the contrary there were two associate instructors, this might all be avoided, the school might be enlarged to more than twice its present number, with a small additional outlay for their ac. commodation, and the Society would seem more likely to be the enduring monument which its founders con. templated.

I love the name of the Society. It is hallowed, doubly hallowed by sacred and endearing associations. It bears the name of Dr. Morrison, and was formed in part as a testimonial of esteem for his memory. His son was one of those who entered most heartily into its objects, and spared no cost or pains to make it what it now is. He has early gone from the scene of his labors. A mysterious but all-wise Providence re- moved him from among us, when it seemed that he eould least be spared. And now his name being on the escutcheon of the Society, let the memory of the father and son, their lives and their examples, incite us to imitate while we honor them, in the endeavor to bless the nation that they loved."-Chinese Repocitory

Orange Pekoe Sorts

Skin

130,370

578,008

89,273

338,008 677,447

5,648

18,980,862 Black

980,882

2,637,698 Green 21,618,560

DICKENS & MclNTYRE.

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(Oswald's Row, Queen's Road.) HAVE just received a fresh supply of very Superior Oilmans Stores, consisting of White Wine vinegar, vies, Harveys, Reading, Beefsteak, Tomata, John Mushroom and Walnut Ketchups, Essence of Ancho- Bull, City of London and Camp Sauces, Salad Oil, French Olives and Capers, Durham Mustard in one and half lb. bottles, Chili, Raspberry and Tarragon Vinegars, Assorted Pickles.-Also a Supply of Goose. berry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Green Gage and Black Currant Jams, Raspberries, Damsons, Red and Black Currants, Green Gages, Gooseberries and Kentish and Morrella Cherries, for Tarts &c, Westphalia and Cumberland Hams, Cheshire Cheese, English Butter, &c., &c.,

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &o. Queen's Road Victoria. RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. lle further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c, will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844.

MR. LATTEY.

Chronometer and Watch Maker.

Begs to announce that he has just arrived in 166,181 Hongkong, and commenced business at Lane's 918,205 Hotel, trusting that many years practical ex- 55,265 perience in London, will enable him to give the 953,746 utmost satisfaction in every branch of his business. 172,453 Having devoted much of his time, and attention, 371,848 to the repairing and rating of Chronomcters, he can confidently undertake to repair and rate them, as efficiently as they can be done in London.

The Export of Green has been about double what it was the first six months of last season.

Sycee in Canton

EXCHANGES FOR

5

1,5 a 1,8

8 p. c. large.

2 do small.

Coast outside Carolus 4th a 6 per Cent Prem, Mexican 5 Discount. Exchange 6 months 4 s. 6 d. Calcutta E. I. C. accepted 224 to 225. Bills plentiful few purchased.

of

LANE'S HOTEL HONGKONG.

FOR SALE. STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise & Co. to. JOHN RITSON.

Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

NOTICE.

The following packages addressed to the Officers and Messes of H. M. and H. E. L. C's Regts serving during the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned Cap. F. Cotton Engineers 3 packages, Ilderton H. M 98th Regt. 1 do.

Sir W.Mc.Gregor Bart, 18,, R. I. 2 Mess.

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SHIPS LOADING AT WHAMPOA. John Christian, John Mitchell and Cork, Duk of Wellington, Ranger, Slains Castle, Ann, Hashemany, Indian, Rookery, Ina, .

FOR SALE-A few Cwt. of prime English Cheese, at moderate prices; also Pickles, Sauces, Mustard, M. H. J. CARR Nemesis Tavern.

We have advices from Chusan to the 1st, and&c. by from Amoy to the TUth inst. Busmess is repre- sented as very languid, and but few sales being ef- fected. The quotations for imports with the ex- ception of the Drug are mostly below the present

rates ruling at Canton.

PRICES AT AMOY.

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Grey Long Cloths 8 3 a 8 3 20 White ,, 4 Twist Water Nos. 18s to 26s 8 28 a 30 Chintz 85 114

Cotton

Camlets

Spanish Stripes Long Ells

1 a 36 in demand. 1Pa 1

9 enquired after. The Port of Ningpo was to be opened on the 1st January. The Consul experienced conside- rable difficulty in procuring a suitable dwelling, and it was only through the forcible interference of the Mandarins he succeeded. It would appear that similar obstacles and difficulties (as were at Shanghai) are thrown in the way of Merchants resorting to, and desirous of settling in Ningpo. It is no easy matter for Mercantile people to get Houses and Stores.

REPORT CANTON MARKET. TEA, CONGOU T. 16 a 25, A good many purcha- ses have been made in the better classes left a 21 a 25, and in common congous averaging from 16 to 18 for mixed black leaf. CAPER, 18 a 20 no enquiry. SOUCHONG, 18 a 36 no fine; a few purchases.

Victoria, 18th January, 1844.

NOTICE-We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

The parties to whom the packages are addressed are requested to make application for them, N. DUUS. Victoria, January 1, 1844. Queen's Road.

FOR SALE. -Superior Port and Sherry; Lisbon ; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chablis; Cortaillod; Cider; pale and dark Cognac in wood Hat guards; Nails and Tacks of sizes; best French and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking; Table covers; Sauces; Oil; Mustard; Pins; Patent corks; Cheese; Pocket compasses; Carpenter's tools &c. &c. apply to

J. C. POWER.

Victoria, 13th January, 1844. FOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal, Apply to

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. FOR SALE. Small consignments of the following Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's Fire Proof Iron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superfine Champagne, Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil French and English Corks.

FOR SALE. A small parcel of good No. 3 SU- PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. Apply to

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

B. KENNY M. D.

LONDON &c.

Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at above Junk river.

JUST RECEIVED. .

Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs., AMERICAN Beef, Superfine Flour, American Cyder, a large luvoice of new publications, Preserved Mackerel, Black Beaver Hats, Silk and Cotto Horse articles. Furniture, Chintzes, Handkerchiefs and sundry other

NOTICE. The undersigned have this day been ap- Parties indebted to suid Establishment are therefore pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. called upon to settle their accounts with

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844.

12th

FOR CASH ONLY. Apply to

P. TOWNSEND.

Victor; sound and flat ma

The Londeruary, 1844

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE,

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under:-- 18T.-On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will be charged. and for 3 months,

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid. Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments,

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China. Macao, 12th July, 1848. THE Copartnership existing between DIRON, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIRON, RICHMOND & Co, at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DiROM, GRAY & Co, ; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON&Co.; DIROM & Co. Macao, 1st August, 1843.

NOTICE-The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of #Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co, Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Air, Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore,

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Gingapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that

Establishment has heretofore had,

Macao, 31st August, 1848.

A. H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms,

6

Goods placed [except combustibles] in Gotlown 48. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire,

apply to

N. DOUS. Goods received and sold on Commission 18 Queen's, Road. Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha. ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as

ahould within six months from the date thereof con-

sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said 'Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment.

The Trusters also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them

on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC, EWEN Trustees

Singapore 20th October 1843.

IN reference to the ubove Notice the Undersingned is authorised by Power of Attorney. to act for the above named 'i'rustees and requests immediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS, Par d?cision consulaire en date d' aujour d'hu; Mr. CHALLAYE ?leve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de France en Chine. COMTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1842. AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi. Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja ne, sunt pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du attribu?s, ou qui pourront l'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de 8. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se faire inscrire sur fe registre matricule du dit Consulat, en se pr?sentant qux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?te, o? ils d?clarerunt, nous serment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte de leur qualit? de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l' art 7 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, l'acceptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de fonctio ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France.

CONTE DE RATTIMENTON.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 81st inst, and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to Mr. J. B. Pain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted.

J. B. PAIN & Co. Victoria, January, 1st 1844.

NOTICE.

THE UNDERSIGNED, being about to leave China, has transferred his But-standing business to MTS, BELL & Co. of Macao. ROBERT WEBSTER. Hongkong, 18th November, 1843.

NOTICE,

OUR establishment is removed from Macao to Hong. Kong, No. 2 Wellington Terrace.

HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. Victoria, Hongkong, 16 October, 1843,

NOTICE. MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresed to Mesars. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggiat Victoria will meet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorised by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war,

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

N. DUUS,

JUST RECEIVED for sale by the undersigned, Beef in Cask, Oil Cloth Table Covers, Paints, and Paint Oil, Blankets, Hats, Butter, Varuish, Pitch, Vinegar, Spars, Coir Rope &c, &c. Apply to P. TOWNSEND. Victoria, 28th December, 1843. FOR SALE.

THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. Lolidon.

FOR AMOY.

73 THE fast sailing Danish Barque "DANS. BERG" having the greater part of her Cargo engaged, will meet with quick despatch. For freight apply to JOHN BURD & Co.

Victoria, 15th, January, 1844.

FOR LIVERPOOL THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton. Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE. The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, l'atent Windlass, Iren Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins, aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. Officer on board at Whampoa. Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. For freight or passago apply to Captain Buckle on board, o BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Hicc, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of

JOHN BURD & Co.

FOR SALE-Ghee, Faiuts and Paint Oil.

Beer in Hhds. At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.

TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjes Jemsetjee Esq situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs, Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjee Jemse:jee, Macao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. Victoria, 22d. November 1843.

FOR SALE. THE well known Lorcha DODGE. Apply to

ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria, 26th December, 1843. TO LEA

In wood and bottle. TWO GODOWN3 in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each,

Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne, Apply to LINDSAY & Co.

Macao, 1 January, 1844.

4

FOR SALE.

THE PRESS and TYPES lately used for printing the EASTERN GLOBE newspaper. A new fount of type has lately been added; the whole being in every respect suitable for parties wishing to establish a Journal either at Hongkong, Canton, or any of the new ports of China. Terms extremely moderate.

Apply at the Office of the Eastern Globe. Victoria, 20th December. 1843,

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do.

Claret do.

do. do.

do.

da.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victorie, 22nd November, 1843.

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Haruess &c, complete; also a complete set of Rose wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived.

Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co.. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843,

Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCH. 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843.

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NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer. with our India possessions, a trade which is every hour sible for the most sanguine to calculate. expanding, and the full value of which it is hardly pos-

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China, on the Right Hon'ble. the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Companys Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 pay- able at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Republican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Treasury on or before the 1st proximo. The Bills will be delivered on the 2nd, or on receipt of the dollars. By order,

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ENGINEER CONTRACT.

miles from the coast of China, any law or ordinance fully and effectually as any such law or ordinance could Which to her Majesty in Council may seem meet, as be made by her Majesty in Council for the government of her Majesty's subjects, being within the said island of Hongkong: concludes thus.-

And whereas her Majesty was pleased, by a commis. sion and instruction, issued by her Majesty on the 26th day of August, 1848, in pursuance of the powers Henry Pottinger, Bart., chief superintendent of the vested in her Majesty as aforesaid, to authorize Sir trade of her Majesty's subjects in China, and Governor of Her Majestys island of Hongkong, to enact, with the advice aforesaid, all such laws and ordinances as may, from time to time, be required for the peace, order, and good government of her Majesty's subjects, boing within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than 100 miles from the coast of China, and to enforce the execution of such laws and ordinances by such penaltics and forfeitures as to him, by and with Notice is hereby given, that Tenders will in pursuance and exercise of the powers in her Majesty the advice aforesaid, shall seem fit:-Now, therefore, be received at this Office until the 27th inst. vested by the said recited Acts of Parliament, her Ma- at noon, from such persons as may be will-jesty, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, ing to contract for cutting and levelling doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that if any law or ground in the Barrack Square at Chuck- Act of Parliament, of the 6th and 7th years of her ordinance, made in pursuance of the said last-recited Chew, according to the plan which may be Majesty's reign, shall be in anywise repugnant to, or at seen marked out on the ground. The Ten- variance with, the said recited Orders in Council, or ders are to specify the price required for any of them, then such law or ordinance, so long as each portion of ground marked out, and the same shall be in force, shall be obeyed and observ- the number of laborers engaged to be daily contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding. ed, anything in the said recited Orders in Council employed on it until completion.

EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G.

Commissariat,

Victoria, 20th January, 1844.

ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the "Friend of China." Dear Sir,

I understand you have been confined to your room by indisposition for some days past. Had you been out you must have observed, with every one else, the unusual number of drunken sailors and soldiers which the past week or ten days have literally thronged the Queen's Road. On Thursday afternoon last (yester- day) I really think there must have been between se venty and one hundred of the above classes staggering along the public thoroughfare. The "Rum Mills" alias grogeries seem also to have accumulated to an alarming extent, and every evening one's ears, as he passes, are assailed with the beastly songs and carou- ings of the customers of these dens of iniquity. It is supposed that were we in our "mother country" a tithe of such scenes as are connected with the subject prompt attention of the Police and the Magistrate. Will you give us your opinion as to what ought to be done, for that something ought to be done without delay is the opinion of all the well disposed. Hongkong, 19th January, 1844. A CITIZEN. [We have been informed by a friend that the cause of the unusual number of sailors a shore within the last two or three days has been the customary "liberty" Occasionally given to the crews of the men-of-war to take a spell in certain numbers every day. We should think that by this time the whole of the men have had their turn and the annoyance will therefore cease. However unwisely Jack may make use of the liberty granted to him, still as it is but seldom that he gets it, so long as no gross outrage upon public decency is committed, we doubt the policy or efficacy of too strict a watch over his movements. ED.]

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-The London Mail.

LONDON MEMORIAL. -To the Right Honorable the Earl of Ripon, President of the India Board &c., &c., &c. -The memorial of merchants of London,and others interested in the overland communication with India, China, &c., agreed to at a public meeting held at the Hall of Commerce, Threadneedle-street, London, on Tuesday, 19 Sept. 1843,

Sheweth. That about twelve months since we, through your Lordship's predecessor the late Lord with others, memorialised her Majesty's Government Fitzgerald, praying that the overland communication with India and China might be more frequent, namely, twice a month, instead of monthly as at present.

communication still continues to be deeply felt by us The necessity for this increased frequency of the arrangements, viz:-The Mails from India dispatched in consequence of the following defects in the existing from Bombay on the 1st of the month seldom, as your Lordship is aware, arrive in England until the 5th or 6th of the following month, being not two days after the mails for India (made up in regular course on the 4th of every month), have been despatched, consequently no answer can be made to letters from India until the fol- lowing monthly mail is despatched, involving a delay of nearly a month from their receipt.

A similar disadvantage is experienced in corres. ponding with England from Calcutta and other pla- ces in India of the same distance from Bombay. The mails from Europe seldom, ifever reach Cal eatra unei a day or two alter the Dawk with the homeward mail for Europe has departed for Both- bay, causing a delay of nearly a month before an- swers can be returned to letters received from Europe. These circumstances if they continue to exist, ren- der, we submit, a semi-monthly communication with India highly necessary..

We are now, however, informed that by the em pl yment of vessels of superior power and speed to these at present employed in the conveyance of the mails between Bombay and Suez, together with other improved arrangements, the transit of the cor- respondence between this country and India may be so far accelerated as to ensure the arrival of the let- ters from India in sufficient time to be replied to, not only from London, but from Liverpool, Lancashire, Scotland, and all the great manufacturing districts of the united kingdom, by the overland mail of the same month.

An Order in Council has been published, which, after reciting the Acts of the 3 and 4 of Will. IV., "for regulating the trade to China and India," and establishing a court of justice at Canton-the Orders of the 4th January and 24th: February 1843-and the Act of the 6 and 7 of her Majesty's reign, which declares that it shall be lawful for her Majesty, by any commission under the Great Seal, to authorize the su- perintendent of trade in China (so long as he is gover-well as from England. nor of the island of Hongkong) to enact, with the advice of the legislative council of the said island, all such laws and ordinances as may from time to time be required for the peace, order, and good government of her Majesty's subjects, being within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than 100 miles from the coast of China; and that it shall also be lawful for her Majesty, by any order or orders, to ordain, for the government of her Majesty's subjects, being within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or being within any ship or vessel at a distance of not more than 100

And that letters from England would arrive at Cal- cutta some days previous to the departure from thence of the Dawk, with the homeward mail, thus shortening the communication by one month from Calcutta, as The advantages of such an acceleration can scarcely fail to be appreciated by Her Majesty's Government, and we are given to understand that a specific proposal for effecting it upon economical terms, and with a cer- tainty of success has been recently sent in to the Court of Directors of the honourable East India Company, and is now, or will shortly be under the consideration of your Lordship and the Board of Control.

Government cannot be given to a more important re- We beg to assure your Lordship that the support of form than this, nor one more vitally affecting the ma- terial interests of the trade and commerce of England II

escaped your Lordship's penetration, that the impro- He would likewise suggest, although it cannot have vements which we desire, will exercise a most benefi- cial effect upon the rapidity and punctuality of the post. age communication lately opened up with our Austra- lian colonies by way of the Red Sea and Bombay. long and devoted attention to the trading interests of and we entertain a confident hope from your Lordship's Great Britain that no mere difficulties of detail will be allowed to interpose an obstacle to the effecting of an object of so much importance, and one likely to exer- cise so beneficial an influence on the commercial pros- perit of the united kingdom.

Lordship's immediate attention to an object of such We therefore respectfully but, earnestly solicit your vital importance to the commercial and manufacturing interests of the country. By desire and on behalf of the meeting,

(Signed) JOHN ABEL SMITH, Chairman.- The Monthly Times. und Cameleon.-The officers and crews of these ves- PRIZE MONEY.-Iris, Cambrian, Rattlesnake, Zebra, sels, who on the 31st of Jan. and 1st Feb., 1828, were engaged in the capture of goods from a nest of pirates portions of the net proceeds paid to them on and af- at the island, Catabusa, will have the following pro- ter the 15th inst.:-Flag (the lion's share), ?47 sixth, 48. 9d.; seventh, 3s. 2d.; eight, is. 74.—Ibid. 168. 9d.; first class, ?15 18s. 11d.; second, ?3 11s. 10d.; third, ?3 11s. 9d. ; fourth, 14s. 5d. ; fifth, 9s. 7d.;

mand for all kinds of manufactured goods, and factories COMMERCIAL-There has been a considerable de- at Manchester, Glasgow, Paisley, and other places have been at full work, at an advance, in some instances, of 15 per cent, since the departure of the last mail A large quantity has been sold daily; but with the without any corresponding rise in the raw material. crop, there can be no sound reason for an ascendant enormous stock in warehouse, and a large incoming market.

ler writes to the Times,-business has greatly improv From New York, Sept. 15, the Genevese Travel- ed, every class of mercantile men is actively engaged. The city is crowded with strangers from the interior. abundant, and interest low. Nothwithstanding for- Much of the present trade is for cash, as money is tities, and more expected, the importers generally are eign fabrics are daily arriving in considerable quan- doing a fair business. Goods meet a ready sale and prompt payment.

SILK. The transactions in Bengal silk have been large, and prices have advanced full 5 per cent. A demand for export gave animation; the deliveries for home consumption fals have been option have improved, and the arri

1843, 7106. The stock of Chinese silk is diminish- ing, and the deliveries show an increase. Tsatlee, particularly the finer class, are 18. to is. 6d. higher, and is now at 22s. to 238 6d, best sorts.

Notwithstanding the sundant-herveetorice is in fair demand, and easy of sale.

declining.-Ibid. TRA.-The market has been inanimate, and prices

RAW SILK.-The activity which prevailed in Bengal has been maintained, and prices have further advances, for most classes, from 5 to 10 per cent. There has also been more demand for exportation to France and Germany, which tends to support the opinion, now generally held. that prices will for some time preserve their present position, if they do not even experience a further rise. China deliveries have been good. There has been some inquiry for the better classes of Tsatlee, but notwithstanding advanced prices, there is no anxie- ty to sell. T'satlees may be quoted Is to Is 6d higher, Brussa has been sold at advanced rates, and Persian has improved about 5 per cent.

Prices Current:-Bauleah, 108 to 13s 6d; Commer- Cossimbuzar, ord, 11s 6d to 14s; do supr, 16s to 18s; colly, ord, 11s6d to 14s 6d; do supr. 16s 6d to 19s 6d; Jeridpore, ord 11s 6d to 148; do supr, 15s 6d to 168 6d; Gonatea, ord, 11s 6d to 13s; supr, 15s 6d to 18s 6d; Hurripaul. 10s 6d to 178; Jungypore, 11s to 16s 6d; Malda, 118 to 14s 6d; Radnagore, ord, 10s 6d to 13s; do supr, 14s 6d to 16s 6d; Surdah ord, 11s to 13s 6d; do supr, 15s Gd to 16s 6d. China: Tsatleb, 19s to 22s 6d; Yuun-fa, 188 to 21s; Taysaam, 14s 6d to 18s; Canton, 10s to 15s 6d; Chin Chew, 9s 6d to 13s 6d: Chinn thrown, 19s.

Sold, 836; unsold, 243. Total, sold and unsold: Ben- Stock.-Bengal: Sold, 5,308; unsold, 1722. China: gal, 7030; China, 1079. Delivered in Sept. 1843; Bengal, 973; China, 2642

RHUBARB has sold, sound flat, at 3s 6d; part dark 28 5d.-The London Mail. grain, 3s 2d; sound and flat mixed dark grain 2s 4d to

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

TEA: Considerable disappointment was manifested last month at the non-arrival of the mail; rnd the trade have purchased sparingly. With the exception of the sales on the 29th Sept, at which Hysons went ld cheaper, the business has been confined to private contract, without any change in prices. Stock ou 30th Sept.: 1843, 27,656,000 lbs; 1842, 31,235,269 lbs. Ibid.

Meetings have been held at Manchester, Liverpul, Bristol, Hull, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, and memorials have been adopted in furtherance of an acceleration of the Indian mails.

EXTRAORDINARY SALES OF COTTON.-The sales of cotton on Monday amounted to not less than 25,000 bales, and an advance of d. per lb. was established This is one of the largest daily sales that has ever taken place in Liverpool.

LATTEST ARRIVALS.-Oct. 3 Marchioness of Douro. China, Gravesend; Diadem, China, Falmouth; Pilot, Batavia, Salcombe.

Rockliffe, Oct. 5, Singapore St. Mawes; Welcome, Oct. 5, Batavia, Falmouth; John Panter, Oct. 5, Sin- gapore, Cowes,

LATEST DEPARTURES.-Sept. 29. Dalmamock, Clyde, Singapore. SUMMARY OF CHINA SHIPPING. ARRIVALS,

St. Laurence Sept. 8 China, Plymouth; Tapley Sept. 9 China, Penzance; Siam Sept. 12 China, Perte; Edinburgh Sept. 13 13 China, Plymouth; China, Portland; H. M. S. Bellei Liverpool Sept. 14 China, Castlerances Burn Sept. 15. China, Crkhaven; St. Mida Sept. 16 Ghina, Plymouth; Bella Marina Sept. 20 China, Falmouth; Monarch Sept. 20 China, Falmouth; Grecian Sept. 21 China, Penzance; Athena Sept. 30 China, Downs; H. M. S. Pylades Oct, 3 China, Plymouth. DEPARTURES. Bangalore Sept. 8 China, Portsmth; Canopus Sept. 8 China, Liverpool: Magnolia Sept. 8 China, Liverpool; Old England Sept. 26 China, Liverpool; Royal Albert Sept. 13 China, Clyde. SHIPS LOADING FOR CHINA, AND THEIR PROBABLE TIME AT London.-Anne Jane, to sail from Portsmouth, 8th Octobot; William Hyde, from London, 7th October; Ralmira, from Ports AT Liverpool. Thomas Lowry, 10th Getober; John Bibby,

mouth, 8th November.

OF SAILING.

10th; James Matheson, 10th; Liverpool, 15.

AT Glasgow.-Christina and Countess of Durham.

IN the Press, and will be published on the 15th January THE HONG-KONG ALMANAC FOR 1844;

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Fixed and Moveable Feasts,

Chinese Kalendar,

English Kalendar,

Moon's Age,

Sun's Declination Table,

Equation Table,

Her Majesty's Government Hongkong, Consular Establishments.

Her Majesty's Fleet in China with a list of Officers on board cach Ship, date of appointment, pay &c. Her Majesty's Forces in China." H. E. I. Co's, do,

Dangers in the China Seas,

Post Office Regulations,

Port and Harbour do.

Do.

China.

China.

China.

do.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. Owing to press of matter we are reluctantly compel led to defer the communication on the subject of the late attempt at burglary until next issue.

ERRATUM.

In our 98th number in an extract from a Correspondent's let. ter on the subject of Ice, Foo.cHow-Foo was mentioned as the seat of Chinese luxury, it should have been Soo-CHOW-FOO.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, commenced on Saturday last at 6 o'clock A. M.

ENGLAND

UNITED STATES THE CATE SINGAPORE

Aug. 15

LATEST DATES. Oct. 6 MANILA SYDNEY

Dec.

Nov.

29. 19

Oct. 16

SHANGHAI

Dec. 21

Dec. 20

CHUSAN

Jany.

BOMBAY

Nov. 15

AMOY

CALCUTTA

Nov. 10

CANTON

PINANG JAVA

Dec. 9

St. HELENA

10 14 Jany. Jany. 13 27 Aug.

Nov. 25

THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY, 23TH 184!. WE are enabled through the kindness of a friend who was present at the Land Sale yesterday, to give a list of the prices which the lots fetched, and the names of the purchasers. We are only able in our present issue to give the general conditions of sale, reserving comment for our next. The lots were put up at a yearly ground rent to be paid for seventy-five years, at the end of which period the gound with all buildings thereon are to revert to the Crown absolutely and for ever. The prices paid however are to be understood not as so much per lot, but per quarter acre-lots larger or small er to pay in proportion. Six months rent payable in advance, on all lots except the bazar lots; as possession of the latter is not to be given for six months the rent is not to commence until that time; of the other lots immediate possession may be tak- en. Parties are required to expend a sum equal in amount to ten years ground rent, in building upon their property within twelve months from the day on which possession is given.

In Ireland, the first act of the farce so long enact- ed by O'Connell and his myrmidons is drawing to a close; it rests not now with him to say whether the next will be a bloody one or not. No longer able to guide the immense force which he has organised, whose impatience of inaction is daily on the in- crease, he is compelled to implore and supplicate for delay, endeavouring on the one hand by gross abuse to provoke the Government to com- mence hostilities, and on the other to compose the excited minds of the populace by mendacious pro- mises, hectoring speeches about the "villainous Saxon" the "bloody Sassenach," and indistinct hints that the time will come when he will lead them to the fight. His exasperation at the calm attitude displayed by the Government, " ready aye ready" for the struggle, but at the same time determined to allow the people their constitutional privilege of assembling to talk over their real or imagined grievances, is displayed on every o casion,-and he is evidently driven to his wits' end to find an excuse for foregoing the "Repeal agita- tion"-an agitation which he knows will never succeed save by force of arms, and to which decision he dares not appeal. By his precipitation O'Connell has lost all; had he been content to go on as fo merly, profhising but not performing, he might have gone down in peace to the grave and left behind him the reputation of having intended well to his country-but now the Rubicon is passed, and there appears to be only remaining for him the alterna- tive of sufferring a traitor's death (should his fol- lowers compel him to resort to arms) or an in- glorious retirement from the active scenes of life, followed by the curses of the millions whom he has so grossly deceived.

Her Majesty after returning from her trip to France took an excursion to Belgium, where she was received by the people with the most un- bounded enthusiam. Her Majesty visited An- twerp, Ghent, and Bruges and returned to Eng- land highly delighted with her excursion. The Royal steam yacht is now laid up for the winter in the Medway.

An Order in Council has been passed (the subs- tance of which we give in another column) en- Mr. Braine on the part of Messrs. Dent & Co.-larging the powers already prossessed by H. M's. and Mr. Oswald, protested against the sale of pro- perty which had previously been granted to them and registered in their names; the property was however sold.

Superintendant of Trade in China, by rendering legal any acts passed by him in Council, even tho they be contrary to preceding Orders of H. M's. Privy Council.

The Overland Mail with dates up to the 6th The Government Education scheme having b. en October arrived here on Saturday evening last. withdrawn, an appeal has been made to the public No events of stirring interest have occurred since for subscriptions, and upwards of ?100,000 has the despatch of the preceding mail, but still the been raised.-The contributions to the Free Epis- news received is not devoid of interest. First in copal Church Fund have fallen far short of the ex- interest is the movement having for its object the pectations entertained, and the first quarterly stip- acceleration of the Overland communication with end paid to the Ministers from the endowment India and China, and the extension of the benefits fund amounts to only five pounds one shilling per of a regular Steam communication to the latter head: so much for the voluntary system. Puseyism Empire. Simultaneous meetings have been held remains stationary, but the Catholics are making in the chief cities of England and Scotland, and vast and increasingly successful exertions to ob- Table of dates of arrival of the Overland Mail in from the united efforts of all classes to effect so tain proselytes to their faith. We hear of nunneries desirable an object we do not expect that the year being erected in various parts of the kingdom, and Do. Do. in Calcutta. 1844 will close without seeing the project car-numbers of ladies of high families have devoted List of Houses of Agency in China. Do. in Loudon connected with ried into effect. We have received a circular their lives to the service of their fellow creatures Do. Do. from the London Committee which we reprint; by joining the religious order of "Sisters of Mercy." Foreign Residents in Hongkong and and we would urge upon the community the pro- Dr. Wolff was to start on his expedition in the priety of memorialising the Colonial and home hope of releasing Colonels Stoddart and Conolly on the 14th January. The public had displayed Governments on the subject. The Chinese Tariff, The Duties levied in England on Chinese Exports. Most satisfactory and encouraging are the ac- great apathy on the subject, the sum contributed counts from the manufacturing districts, the im- being under ? 300. (We are most happy to learn The report of the Assay of various coins at Canton. Do. Do. Shanghai. provement in trade has steadily progressed and from the last intelligence from Bombay that there The new act of Parliament relative to the govern- there are now but few operatives unemployed. is more probability than was hoped for of the cap- ment of British subjects of China: abundant harvest has also gladdened the hearts-bong-still alive, the story of the Jew upon Also, at the same time wit be published or are people, and the desponding fears which which so much reliance trad been placed hing THE HONG-KONG SHEET ALMANAC had prevailed with regard to the events of the been proved a fabrication.) ensuing winter are dispelled. True it is, that the disturbances in Wales have rather increased than diminished, but the rioters have no longer the sym- pathies of the upper and middle classes on their side. As is the case in all outbreaks, not satisfied with contending for the redress of real griev From this date the Charges for Printing at the ances, the mob have proceeded to the most extra- Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows; vagant demands as the price of the cessation of disturbance. The manifestation of this disposition has aroused the well-disposed inhabitants, and a large meeting has been held at which resolutions

FOR 1844;

The publication is unavoidably delayed until the 15th instant, owing to the desire to make the work as complete as possible.

NOTICE.

Boat Notes

$2 per hundred

Opium Orders

I do. do.

33

Bills of Exchange in sets

3 do. do.

39

Cheques

1 do.

du.

11

Ship's Articles

.

29

Powers of Attorney-

1 do.

or 11

6 do, do.

Charter Parties

.

1 do.

21

ur

6 do. do.

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12

Auction Bills-

1 each or 8 6 per doz condemnatory of the ricters were passed and a de- termination to support the Government in the main- tenance of order manifested. The dangerous sigu of the insurrection having thus disappeared, the supremacy of the law will speedily be enforced, while the real grievances of the people will be at the same time redressed.

2 per first 190, and 75 cents for every suc- ceeding 100. Auction Catalogues, 3 per do. do. and 1 per do. do.

ADVERTISEMENTS. .Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month 8 2

longer period,, 4."

General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser tion 81 and 10 cents additional for every line ex aeeding ten.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short per riods. Terms may be known on application at the

Office.

TERMS; CASH Victoria, 8th January, 1811.

In Scotland there appears a prospect of much turmoil consequent upon the division of the Church. The spirit of the old Covenanters is not dead, and it is much to be feared that if a collision should Jake place between the military (who are being called upon to protect the new incumbents of livings) and the people, and blood be spilt, a flame will be kindled from one end of the land to the other the consequences of which cannot be foreseen. It will require all the energy of the seceding clergy to prevent things from coming to such a pitch, and a firm but conciliatory policy on the part of the Ministry in the event of an outbreak.

A proposition has been made for a railroad from Bombay to either Masulipatarn or Calcutta, and meets with much favour.-Father Mathew return- ed to Ireland after a rather successful visit to va- rious parts of England.

Among the deaths are those of Alderman Wood M. P. Joseph Bell Esq. Professor Scots Law. Edinburgh; Dr Prior, late Vice Provost Trinity College, Dublin; the Rt. Hon. J. S. Mackenzie; Gen, Sir T. Browne K. C. H.

The arrival of the Akbar at Suez was not known in London at the time of the departure of the Overland Mail.

55th Ft.-C. M. Read, gent., to be Ens., b. p., v. Marshall ap. to the 16th Ft.

In the last number of the Canton Register the Editor has evinced a want of candour utterly un- worthy of himself or the Editor of any public jour- nal. He has stated, that in correcting an (admit- ted)error of his own, we ourselves committed a mistake, So far all is correct.-but he has omit- ted to state (what at the time he was perfectly aware of) that the error was confined to a very small portion of our issue, and that it was correct- ed by the issue of a printed"ERRATUM" before noon on the day of publication-Further, admit- ting his error, the Editor of the Canton Register has neither in newspaper nor Price Current made a correction of the same, though the price of Opium was erroneously quoted by no less a sum than ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS per chest.

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

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LIST OF PURCHASERS AND PRICES AT LAND SALE, VICTORIA 22D. JANUARY, 1844. || NOTICE-We the undersigned beg to announce

Purchasers. Lots. Price. Purchasers. Strachan. Bowra. 81 41.

Lots.

2

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80 ? 70. 15

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Bruce. 99 30.

9

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Edwards.

61 8. 5

23

15. 10 Hawkins.

62

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24

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63

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25

22. 00 H. Jackson.

64

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26

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65

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27

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66

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67

29 15. 5

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69

31

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32

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71 23.

33

10. 10 Spring.

72 100.

34

10. 10 Scott.

73 73.

35

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74 45.

36

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75

37

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do.

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77 30.

Burd. 78. Strachan. 79 66.

28 16. Stevenson.

Strachan, Do. do. 100 22. 10 G.Strachan. F.Jamsetjee. 101 20. 10 Tarrant. Hughesdon. 102 25. 5 Hughesdon.

Do. 108 Do. 109

do. 103 2. 10 F.Jamsetjee. Pyke. 104 23. 10 Scott. Stewart. 105 20. 5 Strachan Reserved. 106 24. Hughesdon. Do. 107 20. 5 F.Jamsetjee. 21. 10 A. Scott. 20. 5 "Strachan. Scott. 110 20. 5 Hughesdon. Braine. 111 21. 10 F.Jamseljee. Dr. Anderson. 112 24. 10 A. Scott. Lattey. 113 20. 5 Strachan. Reserved. 114 27. Hughesdon. Do. 115 26. 10 .Jamsetjee. Hawkins. 116 21. Strachan,

Reserved.

Strachan.

SUGGESTIONS FOR ACCELERATING THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND CHINA.

Proposed Route from Hongkong to

London, and vice versa.

Hongkong to Pulo Labuan Pulo Labuan to Singapore

Singapore Malacca - Malacca - Pinang

?

39

..

39

Pinang..

? Ceylon?

...

91

-,, Aden

Aden.... ? Suez Suez Alexandria Alexandria Malta Malta - Marseilles Marseilles, London

91

31

Ceylon -

1

22

Duties at Anchor.

To receive Conl,land

Interval

Course.

S. 2°18' E. 8.69.23 W.

1009 7

Distance Average Total Interval Bate under Weigh. at Anchor. Per Hour Miles. Milas. Days. Hours. Days. Hours: Days. Hours. 6

Interval

1 12

7

12

receive Coal.

707

12

4 18

& receive Mails,

SS. 61.49 W. 191

N.51.41 W.103 (

122

-

18

1

6 1

N.30.37 W.

222

08

1

16

2.

& receive Mails,

1

01 7

12

8 18

Do.

Do.

11

(N.82.21 W 3031219

45 W.916

As now performed by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam NavigationCo.,detention of 2days included S all stoppages

2

H. M Post-Office Packets, Regular course of Post

11

83446o

Total interval from Hongkong to London,& vice versa,by the proposed Route, Days 50 Average interval of transmission of China Correspondence, via Calcutta, and Bombay, during the last Twenty Overland Mails, viz, from 10th October 1841,

to 6th May, 1843, is per TABLE A.

Difference of Time in Favor of proposed Route

Days 30

1

o land&receive Mails

To receive Coal,land

0

* Receiving, at Ceylon, the Outward Overland Mail from England, and returning therewith to China.. MEM-I have adopted an average rate of seven miles per hour as a fair estimate of the speed well-ap. pointed Steam Vessels, of moderate size and power, will be enabled to accomplish and maintain, throughout the proposed Route, at all seasons of the year; for, during the whole distance from Pinang to Aden and vice-versa, neither Monsoo, from the course steered, becomes at any period a directly adverse wind, an advantage which the route hitherto observed, does not possess. Assuming that the Honorable East India Company continue the management of the Bombay line, and that the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company are encou- raged to render their operations more comprehensive, by the establishment of Branch Steamers between Ceylon and Singapore, to which latter Port Her Majesty's Steam Vessels on the China Station could convey the Mails from Hongkong, this all important object might without difficulty, be attained. The advantages to the Straits Settlements, consequent on the adoption of improved arrangements require no comment; and the practicability of effecting a very considerable acceleration of the communication with Chin, is evident from the simple fact, that the average interval which has occurred in the transmission of letters from China, by the last twenty Over land Mails [irrespective of the unfortunate July Mail from Bombay,] exceeds the period occasionally occupied by fast-sailing Ships, in accomplishing the Voyage via the Cape of Good Hope. London, 30th September, 1843.

FOR SALE-Superior Port and Sherry; Lisbon; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chablis; Cortaillod; Cider: pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking: Table covers; Sauces: Oil; Mustard : Pins; Patent Hat guards; Nails and Tacks of sizos; best French corks; Cheese; Pocket compasses; Carpenter's tools &c. &c. apply to

Victoria, 13th January, 1844.

J. C. POWER.

HENRY WISE.

JUST RECEIVED. AMERICAN Beef, Superfine Floor, American Cyder, a large Invoice of new publications, Preserved Mackerel, Black Beaver Hats, Silk and Cotton Horse Furniture, Chintzes, Handkerchief and sundry other articles.

FOR CASH ONLY. Apply to

Victoria, 12th January, 1944,

P. TOWNSEND.

that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT.

F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1944. FOR SALE. Small consignments of the following Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's Fire Proof Iron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superfine Champagne, Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil French and English Corks.

FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU. PERIOR, MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. Apply to

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN, Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs., GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. -

NOTICE. The undersigned have this day been ap pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore

called upon to settle their accounts with DISANDT & TIEDEMAN Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844.

DICKEN'S & Mcl NTYRE.

(Oswald's Row, Queen's Road.) HAVE just received a fresh supply of very Superior Oilmans Stores, consisting of White Wine vinegar, Mushroom and Walnut Ketchups, Essence of Ancho- vies, Harveys, Reading, Beefsteak, Tomata, John Bull, City of London and Camp Sauces, Salad Oil, French Olives and Capers, Durham Mustard in one and half lb. bottles, Chili, Raspberry and Tarragon Vinegars, Assorted Pickles.-Also a Supply of Goose. berry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Green Gage and Black Currant Jans, Raspberries, Damsons, Red and Black Currants, Green Gages, Gooseberries and Kentish and Morrella Cherries, for Tarts &c., Westphalia and Cumberland Hams, Cheshire Cheese, English Butter, &c., &c.,

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c. Queen's Road Victoria. RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military,Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Modi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844.

MR. LATTEY.

Chronometer and Watch Maker.

Begs to announce that he has just arrived in Hongkong, and commenced business at Lane's Hotel, trusting that many years practical ex- perience in London, will enable him to give the utinost satisfaction in every branch of his business.

Having devoted much of his time, and attention, to the repairing and rating of Chronometers, he can confidently, undertake to repair and rate them, as effigile they can be done in London-

LANES HOTEL HONORUNU NOTICE.

Messes of H. M and H. E. L. C's Regts serving during The following packages addressed to the Officers and the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned. Cap. F. Cotton Engineers 3 packages. Ilderton H. M. 98th Regt. 1 do.

11

Sir W.Mc.Gregor Bart, 18 R I. 2 do. Mess.

Col. A B. Dyce

Cap Badwood

Lieut Runefatt

6

do. "NI. 1

41

1 do.

29

Madras Eugineers 1

do.

do

do.

1. F. Erskin 2nd. Regt. N. I. 1

do.

F. S. Dewberrey H. M. 55th

1

do.

I. C. Shaw Engineers

1 do.

R. S. Dobbie

39th Regt. 1 do.

2 55

1

do.

39 11

2 do.

Sergt. Maj. Wards F. Welch The parties to whom the packages are addressed are requested to make application for them. N. DUUS. Queen's Road.

Victoria, January 1, 1844. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kings, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise & Co. to. JOHN RITSON.

Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

FOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to

GIBB, LIVINGSTON, & Co.

223

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under:- 1st.-On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, be charged.

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid. Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments. Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER 4 Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver. pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an. nounce, that in future, our business will be ear- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HONTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; DIROM & Co. Macao, 1st August, 1843.

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NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co, Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore,

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BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last, LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the

Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that

Establishment has heretofore had.

A. H. FRYER

Macao, 31st August, 1843. NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens- Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire

apply to

N. Deus.- Goods received and sold on Commission 18 Queen's, Road,

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha- ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins- tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards Batisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate. in the benefit of the said assignment,

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them

on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

? JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWEN} Trustees

Singapore 20th October 1843.

IN reference to the above Notice the Undersingned is authorised by Power of Attorney, to act for the above named Trustees and requests immediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS,-Par decision consulaire en date d' aujour d'hu France en Chine. Mr. CHALLAYE ?leve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de CONTE DE RATTI.MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1842. AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi. Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja ne, sont pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du attribu?s, ou qui pourront l'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se faire inscrire sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en se pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au encouru la perte de leur qualit? de Fran?ais, par aucune des Consuline requ?te, o? ils d?clarerunt, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont circonstances sp?ci?es dans l' art. 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, l'acceptation nak autoris?e par le Roi, de foncti ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et Bufin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour. Le Consul de France. CONTE DE RATTIMENTON.

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NOTICE. The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst, and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to Mr. J. B. Pain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted.

Victoria, January, 1st 1844.

J. B. PAIN & Co.

NOTICE.

THE UNDERSIGNED, being about to leave China, has transferred his outstanding business to Messrs. BELL & Co. of Macao. ROBERT WEBSTER.

Hongkong, 13th November, 1843.

NOTICE.

OUR establishment is removed from Macao to Hong. Kong, No. 2 Wellington Terrace.

HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. Victoria, Hongkong,

16 October, 1843.

NOTICE. MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage,

Any communication addresed to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during

the late war.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

N. DUUS.

JUST RECEIVED for sale by the undersigned, Beer in Cask, Oil Cloth Table Covers, Paints, and Paint Oil, Blankets, Hats, Butter, Varuish, Pitch, Vinegar, Spars, Coir Rope &c. &c. Apply to P. TOWNSEND. Victoria, 28th December, 1843. FOR SALE.

THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman. Forster and Co. London. Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old l'ort Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne, Apply to LINDSAY & Co.

Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR AMOY.

THE fast sailing Danish Barque "DANS- BERG" having the greater part of her Cargo engaged, will meet with quick despatch. For freight apply to JOHN BURD & Co,

Victoria, 15th, January, 1844.

FOR LIVERPOOL THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton. Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE. The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 1 ons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. For freight or passage apply to Captain Buckle on board, o BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Rice, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of FOR SALE-Ghee, l'aints and Paint Oil. Beer in Huds.

JOHN BURD & Co.

At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.

TO LET. THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjee Jemsetjee, Macao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. Victoria, 22d. November 1843.

FOR SALE. THE well known Lorcha DODGE. Apply to

ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria, 26th December, 1843. TULET

In wood and bottle. TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each.

FOR SALE. THE PRESS and TYPES lately used for printing the EASTERN GLOBE newspaper. A new fount of type has lately been added; the whole being in every respect suitable for parties wishing to establish a Journal either at Hongkong, Canton, or any of the new ports of China. Terms extremely moderate.

Apply at the Office of the Eastern Globe. Victori, 20th December. 1843,

FOR SALE.

THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3-and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do.

Cluret do.

do. do. do. do. HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriu, 22nd November, 1843. FOR SALE.

Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCH 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843. RECEIVED THIS DAY ex "Mary Bullmer."-All- sopp's Pale Ale Bengal bottled warranted first quality; Candles free from Arsenic, Solah Huts, English Qui- Patent Black Cashmere and Cashmerette, Steurine nine, Metal Buttons &c. &c. apply to J. C. POWER. Auctioneer and Commission Agent. Victoria, 6th January 1841.

THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong

Gazette.

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co. LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New. gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues and Saturday.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c.omplete; also a complete set of Rose-day wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived.

Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843,

PRICE Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1843.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

VOL. III. No. 101.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY JANUARY 27TH, 1844.

PRICE $12 per annum.

NOTIFICATION. The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date: but all lie orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as oficial. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China. on the Right Hon'ble. the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Companys Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 pay. able at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Republican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Treasury on or before the 1st proximo. The Bills will be delivered on the 2nd, or on receipt of the dollars. By order,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

ENGINEER CONTRACT. Notice is hereby given, that Tenders will be received at this Office until the 27th inst. at noon, from such persons as may be will- ing to contract for cutting and levelling ground in the Barrack Square at Chuck- Chew, according to the plan which may be seon marked out on the ground. The Ten- ders are to specify the price required for each portion of ground marked out, and the number of laborers engaged to be daily employed on it until completion.

EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G.

Commissariat, Victoria, 20th January, 1844.

By order, thought nothing could be more improper; their only | steamers should feach Calcutta in 12 days. Now, if East India Company the importance of this accelera- which is all, or nearly all on this side of Aden, then object was to impress upon the Government and the from this be deducted the proposed saving of time, tion, withont at all dictating to them as to the means the mail by the steam route will reach, not in 47 by which the acceleration should be accomplished. days, as at present-not in 45 days, as in the case He totally disclaimed any intention of dictating either of the Hindostan-not in 40 days, as proposed in the to the Government or the East India Company. It improvements now suggested, but in 35 or 36 days. alone to decide as to the means by which the accelera- "Bombay and Suez " be omitted, because, as the re- was for the Government and the East India Company- He would move as an amendment that the words do was to give expression to an opinion which had been an advantage over Madras and Calcutta. tion was to be accomplished. All the meeting had to solution stood, it was giving those places too great deliberately framed, that if it were possible to shorten the time occupied in carrying on the communication would be to abstain from suggesting any particular The Chairman thought the most judicious course between England and Bombay, it would be a matter course for the adoption of the Government. [Hear, hear] of the greatest importance both to this country and to An impression had gone abroad in the City that the India. It was not their object to suggest the means by present meeting was called for the purpose of aiding a which this could be accomplished, but they left to particular company. That was not the case: the only others the development of the views which they enter- object was to have a more speedy communication with tained. He would therefore read at length the various India. He thought the object of the hon. gentleman resolutions which would be proposed to the meeting, in might be obtained by not naming either Suez or Bombay. order that those present might understand precisely the objects which they hau in view. The hon. gentleman then read the various resolutions as they were subse. quently proposed to the meeting.

Some minutes clapsed, but no one same forward to propose any of the resolutions,

The Chairman then stated that it had been suggest ed to him, as no one had been asked to move any of the once propose them separately to the meeting. The resolutions, that it would be better that he should at hon. gentleman then put the first resolution:-

"That the present arrangements for the transmis. son of the nails vid Egypt and the Red Sea, to and from India, China, Ceylon, Singapore, and Australia, are defective in two essential points, namely, the non- arrival of the mails from India usually until after the outward mails have been despatched, and the non-ar. rival of the outward mails at Calcutta, and other pla- ces in India of similar distance, until after the depar- ture from thence of the homeward mails for Europe; that much inconvenience to the public interests results from the consequent delay in the interchange of cor- respondence; and that any montare which proposes to remedy these defects is descrving of the prompt atten tion and encouragement of the Government and the public",

original resolution was declared by the chairman to be Mr. Elliott then withdrew his amendment; and the carried by a large majority.

sentient voice:- The following resolution was agreed to without a dis-

and the President of the Board of Control be prepared That memorials to the Hon. East India Company and transmitted by the chairman, on behalf of the micet. copies of the resolutions and memorial to the Right Hon. ing; and that the shairman be requested to transmit and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Postmaster- Bir Robert Peel, the Right Hon. the Earl of Aberdeen, General, the President of the Board of Trade, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and to solicit their influence for the speedy carrying into effect of an improvement of such vital importance to the commercial and manufacturing interests of this country."

then put from the chair, and carried without opposition. The fourth resolution, nominating the committee, was This committee consists of the Chairman, D. Barkley, Esq., J. Cook, Esq, C. J. Hutt, Esq., and A. De Ar- royane, Esq., with power to add to their number, 'to take

measures for

The objects of the meeting, and to inake a reportering the the 1st of December next. A vote of thanks to the Chairman was put and carried by acclamation, and he having briefly acknowledged the compliment, the meeting brokeup.--Colonial Gazette,

The resolution was carried unanimously. The Chairman then proposed the second resolution. "That it appears to this mooting, that if, by the em- ployment of steam-vessels of superior power and speed ALTERATION OF THE INDIA MAILS. The following to those at present used to transinit the mails between important notice was issued on Wednesday by the com- Suez and Bombay, such an acceleration can be obtain-mand of the Right Hon. Lord Lowther, and put up at ed as to remedy the inconvenience pointed out in the the General Post-office, St. Martin's-le-Grand and the preceding resolution, and give the opportunity of reply- branch offices:- ing to letters from India by the outgoing nails of the same month, not only to London, but the manufactur ing towns and districts of the kingdom, an advantage of great importance would be gained for this country as well as for our Indian empire and our Australian colonies".

Mr. Elliott agreed with everything that had been said as to the importance of accelerating the Indian mailes, and he should not have addressed the meeting had it not been for the occurrence of the word Bom- boy in the resolution. He had no hostile feeling against the Peninsula and Oriental Steam Company: On the contrary, he thought that a large debt of gratitude was due to them, both from the Indian and the English public for the exertions they had made to accelerate the communication with India. It was his wish to see them in the possession of such a contract as would enable them to exert their enterprise and skill so as secure a rapid communication with England for all parts of India, and not for Bombay alone. He knew that it was of the last importance to the merchants of Madras and Calcutta to receive their letters in time to answer them next overland mail, but he could not see how that could take place as long as the com- munication was carried on by means of Bombay If

"General Post-office, September 6, 1843. "Her Majesty's Government having decided that Southampton shall be made the port of arrival and departure for the Peninsular, Mediterranean, Oriental and West India mails, instead of Falmouth, the follow- ing are the arrangements which have been sanctioned, and which will come into operation on and from the 18th inst., on which day the next packet to the West Indios will be despatched from Southampton. The respectivo mails to be forwarded by the packets from Southampton will be made up in London, and trans- mitted from London to Southampton by the morning instead of the evening mail, as at present, upon the un- dermentioned days-viz:-

Cadiz, and Gibraltar, every Thursday. "PENINSULAR MAILS-viz., Vigo, Oporto, Lisbon,

COMMUNICATION WITH INDIA, AND CHINA.-A meet- ing of bankers, merchants, shipowners, and others in- terested in opening a moro speedy communication with India, was held on Tuesday, at the Hall of Commerce, Threadneedle-street, for the purpose of considering what measures should be adopted for accelerating the arrival and despatch of the overland mails, both to and from China and British India. The arrangements contem- plated include measures for insuring the arrival in Lon. don of the inward mails on or before the 1st of every month; to allow from six to eight day's interval for re- plying to letters by the outgoing mail of the same month, thus gaining one month in the communication with India, China, &c. By arrangements to be made in India, a month may bo also gained in despatching the mails from the east; and these arrangements also formed part of the subject under consideration. The chair was taken at twenty minutes after one o'clock by J. Abel Smith, Esq., M.P. The Chairman said he had been requested to take the chair, and the only motive which induced him to do so was the feeling that the objects, for the promotion of which this meeting had been called, were of the utmost consequence both to India and to England. No one who considered the subject count on Stain any doubt as So the importance of fapid communication between England and India. One great reason why Indian objects and Indian interests did not occupy their due share of public attention was mainly the result of the lengh of time which the communication with India oc- cupied. It must be admitted, and it was, indeed, a dai- ly increasing conviction, that the prosperity of India was of vital importance to the prosperity of England. It might be imagined, by those who were not acquaint- ed with the subject, that the object of the present meeting, namely, to accelerate the arrival of the mails by three or four days, was an object of very little im- portance; but it should be remembered that those three or four days involved a whole month in the correspon- dence. All those who had witnessed the effect upon the development of the resources of the country, and upon the economical management of business of the establishment of railways in England, must be aware cutta, he should not have objected to the resolution, "The Brazilian packet will continue to be despatch- of the immense importance of establishing a more rapid but he certainly did object to the proposal for making ed from Falmouth as at present. communication with India. It was almost impossible Bombay the station; for as long as that was the to exaggerate the importance of establishing a more ra- case any acceleration would only be an aggravation pid communication. They had, therefore, taken the of the evils at present in existence. There was a present method of giving expression to the public opi-mode of obviating all this; the mails might be con- nion, that it was the duty of the Government and of the veyed from Bombay by the Bombay Government to East India Company to do everything in their power to Singapore, Madras, and Bengal. No one could doubt accelerate the communication with India. He was the superiority of the sea-line of intercourse to Bom- anxious to correct an error which he believed extensi bay. The superiority of the sca route over that vid vely prevailed, and which was that this meeting had Bombay was established in the case of the mail of the been called solely to promote the interests of the Pc. 6th of February, which reauhod Madras in 44 days, ninsula and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. and Calcutta in 47 days; whereas by the Hindostan, With regard to that company, all that he knew on the letters reached Madras in 39 days and Caleutta in 45 subject was, that for somo years they had been intrust- days, thus effecting a saving of five days in the case ed by the Government with the carrying the mails from of Madras. and of two days in the case of Calcutta. England to Alexandria, and that they had performed And yet he presumed that no extraordinary expedi-ched on the previous morning. that duty with exemplary regularity. But as to that tion was used in the case of this steamer, for when meeting pointing out any particular mode by which the acceleration of the mails could be accomplished, he

to

inn Islands, the 1st of the month, and the Thursday "MEDITERRANEAN-viz., Malta, Greece, and the lon nearest the 15th of the month.

"EGYPT AND INDIA-The 1st of the month. "WEST INDIA, MEXICO, CARTHAGENA, &c.-The 2nd ? and !7th of the month.

to send the correspondence for the above packets to "Those postmasters whose instructions direct them

it had been proposed that the mails should be taken Falmouth, will, upon this measure coming into opera-

to Aden,and that from thence they shoul be despatch-tion. forward such letters to London. ed by branch steamers to Bombay, Madras, and Cal-

"Letters to and from the Mediterranean and the

East Indies, &o, intended to be forwarded by the direct packet instead of vid Marseilles, should hence- forward be addressed via Southampton.

"By command, "W. L. MABERLY."--Ibid. Despatches for the Governor of Hongkong were sent off on Wednesday evening 6th Sept. 1843 from the Colonial-office.-Ibid.

18the Ft.-F. T. F. A. Mac Donnell, gent., to be Ens., w. p., v. Brodrick, dec.-The London Mail.

When the 1st of the month falla on Sunday, the Mediterra- nean and East India mails will be made up in London,and despat.

the Peninsula and Oriental Steam Company sought &c., mails will be made up and despatched on the following mor "+ When the 2nd or 17th fall on Sunday, the West India, the aid of the Indian public they promised that their ning"."

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225

LIVERPOOL.

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

COTTON: On the receipt of letters from all parts of the United States, with various reduced estimates of the new crop, the market became very active, and Surat prices advanced d per lb. generally. Subsequent advices have caused a further advance of d on Americans, so that the consumption of Surat, which was comparatively abandoned, owing to the very low rates of common American, may now be ex- pected to increase; prices which have 'risen 4d to d from the lowest, are still moderate, with American, and particularly for the better descriptions now selling at 3d to 4d per lb. Of Madras (Tinevelli) little remained; good to fine is worth 4d to 4 per lb, and is likely to be wanted for the colour. Stocks on 30th Sept.: Surat and Madras, 1843, 102,730; 1842, 111,330. Bengal, 1843, 530; 1842, 40.

DRUGS AND DYES.-CAMPHOR has sold at 12 to 121 28 6d.-CARDEMONS inquired for.-In CASTOR OIL a very large business has been done for export, at 5d per lb for good quality; holders ask Gd.-GALLS are inqui. red for.-MYRABOLAMS have sold at 9s for mid Calcutta, and 10s 6d to 12s 3d per cwt for mid to good yellow Bombay.-GUM ARABIC is in very good demand.- ANIMI is very much, wanted; 10 10s was paid for a small lot of mid.-OLIBANUM SIFTINGS sold at 6s 6d by auction; 9s has since been refused.-FOR SHELLAC rather higher prices can be obtaind.-INDIGO: At the public sale on 14th Sept., the prices paid were from par to 3d per 1b higher than the London July sale.-LAC DYE continues to sell at last month's rates.-MUNJEET: In fair request.-The market being bare of Bengal SAFFLOWER. Bombay sold by auction at 46s for very low, up to 57s for good bright.--East India SENNA in good demand.-GAMBIA has sold to a fair extent, at 178 6d; Kutch at 13s to 148; Bengal Turmeric at 14s 6d to 15s.-VERMILION and WAX continge very scarce. -SAPAN WOOD from Bombay sold at 13/ 15s to 141 per ton, which are full rates.

SILK: Since our last stil! higher prices have en obtained.

CHINA: Tsatlee, 16s Gd to 1l Is fd; Yuup Fa, 168; Taysaam, 13s to 16s; Canton, Ss to 138; Chin Chew, 9s Gd to 148.-"Bengal": Bauleah, 8840 16s; Commer- coily, 9s 6d to18s 6d.-BENGAL: Cossimbuzar, 10s fid to 13s; Feridpore, 12s to 19s; Gonatea, 8s 6d to 18; Hurripaul, 19s to 88: Jungypore, 8s to 188: Malda, 10s 6d to 16s; Radnagore, 9s to 17s; Surdah, 10s 6d to 18s. -Silk Piece Goods:" Corahs, 13s 6d to 20s 6d; Choppahs and Bandannoes, 13s 6d; to 158.

IN the Press, and will be published on the 15th January THE HONG-KONG ALMANAC FOR 1814;

SPICES.-Of CASSIA the sales have been very limited. -Ceylon "Cinnamon" has sold with spirit by auc. tion, at 4s 9d for mid thirds, and 5s 6d for good seconds.--PEPPER has been in fair demand, at 23 for half heavy Eastern, 23 for light, to 34 fully half-heavy The London Mail.

Deanan in agawan

TEA has been in fair demand.-BOHEA: Canton, 6d to 8d per lb.-CONGOU: Ord, 1s 1d to 1s 14d; but mid to but id rather strong, is 2d to Is 3d; blackish leaf. Is 4d to Is 54; blackish leaf rather strong to strong, 1s 6d to Is 8d; blackish leaf Pekoe flavour, Is 9d to 2s. 3d.-Souchong": Ord, 1s 1d; fine to finest, 2s 4d to 2s 8d." Pouchong", coinmon to good, 6d to 18.-"Black Leaf Pekoe or Hung Muey", Is 2d to Is 4d. Caper": Chests, Is to Is 2d; boxes, 1s 4d to 1s 6d. Orange Pekoe". Good to fine scented, Is 10d to 28 Sd.--"Twankay ", 1s 34d to 1s 44d; fine and Hyson kind, 1s 7d to is 9d." Hyson Skin": Common to fine, Is to Is 4d." Hyson": Common, 1s 10d to 2s; mid, 2s 2d to 2s 6d; fine to finest, 3s to 4s.-"Young Hyson": Common to fine, 1s 441 to 3s. "Imperial": Good to fine, 2s 3d to 3s; ditto, Canton, 1s 4d to 1s 8d.-" Gunpowder": Good to fine, 2s Sd, to 4s 6d; ditto, Canton, Is 7d to Is 10d.-Ibid.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Fixed and Moveable Feasts,

Chinese Kalendar,

English Kalendar,

Moon's Age,

Sun's Declination Table, Equation Table,

Her Majesty's Government Hongkong, Consular Establishments.

Her Majesty's Fleet in China with a list of Officers on board cach Ship, date of appointment, pay &c. Her Majesty's Forces in China. do. H. E. I. Co's, do.

Dangers in the China Seas,

Post Office Regulations,

Port and Harbour do.

|| under grants made by the Deputy Superintendent, "Charged with the Civil Government of the Island".

Complaints are made that it was an act of in- justice on the part of Government, to sell Lands without previously giving notice to the original holders; for it is urged, that by not having had notice of the intention of Government to resume and sell such lots of ground as they might be pleased to take from them, they were placed in a most disad. vantageous position, and one in which they could not protect themselves. Viewing the stringent terms, and the course the Local Government have taken with regard to land, we are free to confess that just grounds of complaint exist. It would have been far preferable if they had followed the system now recognised in our Australian Colonies. In them the Governor or Lt. Governor is obliged, before selling land by Auction, to notify by Pro

Table of dates of arrival of the Overland Mail in clamation with all practicable precision what are

China.

Do. Do. in Calcutta.

List of Houses of Agency in China. Do. Do. Do. in London connected with China, Foreign Residents in Hongkong and China, The Chinese Tariff,

Do.

The Duties levied in England on Chinese Exports. The report of the Assay of various coins at Canton. Do. Do. Shanghai. The new act of Parliament relative to the govern- ment of British subjects of China. Also, at the same time will be published.

THE HONG-KONG SHEET ALMANAC FOR 1844;

The publication is unavoidably delayed until the 15th instant, ewing to the desire to make the work as complete as possible.

NOTICE.

the Lands to be offered for Sale, and what are the upset prices at which they will be offered, also the tenure, conditions &c. It is perhaps to be regreted that this course was not adopted in this Colony; still we would assure our readers that we entertain too high an opinion of H. E. Sir Henry Pottinger's sense of justice to imagine, for a no- ment, that the interests of the original holders of Land will be prejudiced, by the sale. We feel convinced that H. E. in every instance will adjust the claims of parties who have built and improved their grants, on just and equitable principles.

There is a report afloat in the town that the "Farlie", having a portion of H. M. 18 Regt. on board, has been lost on the Pratas Shoal; and that she is one of the wrecks seen by the Duke of Wel- lington; we cannot give credence to this rumour, because had either of the wrecks seen by the Duke of Wellington been that of the " Farlie", she surely must have seen some one about the wreck, for

From this date the Charges for Printing at the it is not probable that the large number of people on Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows;

Bont Notes

Opium Orders

Bills of Exchange in sels Cheques

Ship's Articles

Powers of Attorney

·

Charter Parties

Auction Bills.

82 per hundred

1 do. do.

33

3 do.

do.

,"

I do. do.

·

39

39

1 do.

19

I do.

·

37

I each or 86 per doz or,, 6 do. do. or, 6 do. do. 2 per first 100, and 75 cents for every suc ceeding 100. Auction Catalogues, 3 per do. do. and per do. do.

board could have all perished. It was expected the Admiral would despatch a Steamer to the Pratas to look after the wreck.

An attempt to force an entrance into the Godown of Messrs. Jamieson, How & Co. near West Point, was made by a Band of about 70 Ladrones, about 1 o'clock on the morning of Sunday 21st instant. The robbers first seized and bound the Watchman on duty upon the Wharf, then went to some masons, who slept in a Mat hut by the landing place, and by threats compelled them to be quiet, after which they fired off two mus. 1kets and proceeded to force the doors, with axes, crow bars &c. The people inside made the signal for as- sistance, which was immediately heard and answered by Mr. Edger at the Bungalow on the hill at the back of the Godown. The inmates of the Bungalow has- tily armed themselves, and the servants and co olies voluntarily mustered with Pikes. Meantime the noise and battering at the doors indicated that a formidable party was collected encouraging each other to per- servere. The small force from the Bungalow proceeded down the hill as expeditiously as possible, but the pre- parations for resistance frightened the robbers, who decamped to the Westward. The affair scarcely lasted a quarter of an hour, and the Ladrones unfortunately escaped unpunished. They kept close to the wall of the Godown, so that the shots from the loop holes took no effect, and one of the coolies inside injured his hand by the barrel of his pistol parting from the stock, in consequence of being doubly charged.

ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month 8 2. longer period,, 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser- tion 8 1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe- riods. Terms may be known on application at the Office. TERMS; CASH.

Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. A Novice. We suspect is no Novice. He however makes such sweeping charges that we are compelled to withold his Communication, His allusion to the part-informed that Mr. Edger received warning on Satur- [The above is authenticated, and we are moreover nership in the purchase of land and the behaviour of "The Legal Adviser to a British merchant in the sale day that a party of Ladrones was on the island and MANCHESTER.--The__improvement noticed in our rom well not wand be authenticate his intended to attack the Godewn. it is matter of much Mines, and a crag nivance hits taken place stolen will be Japerte with his name in-coreebo-LEGGEst. I've the Klar attacks that the parties station- yilning we we would recommend in the prices of most descriptions of goods. 27-incli ration of it? printing cloths have advanced, and such as were bought We have received a communication from a corres- last November at 4s tid. are now selling at 5s 104. pondent signed "Subject", in reply to that of "A Citi- Other goods remain more steady, but there is an ad-zen" which appeared in our last issue, The dificulty vance of 3d to 4d on 36 and 40 inch shirting or fiue of deciphering Subjects" writing prevents our publish Jong cloths, and 1-16th to 4d on stout domestics.

ed inside the Godown should reserve their fire until

There has been a steady business doing in TwiST for ng his letter in this number; we shall endeavour to give be great, and probably lead to disclosures which would

the home trade. For India and China but few pur- chases have been made. Prices rate id per lb higher than last month.-Ibid

EXTRAORDINARY SALES OF COTTON.-The sales of cotton on Monday amounted to not less than 25,000 bales, and an advance of d. per lb. was established. The is one of the largest daily sales that has ever taken place in Liverpool.-Ibid.

VESSELS IN BOMBAY NOVEMBER 15. 1843. LAID ON FOR CHINA.

Forth; George IV; Anna Eliza; Ed. Robinson; Circassian; Brahmniu; Corsair; John Witt; Syed Khan; Gratitude; Kelpie; Anonymna; Antelope; (Amer.); Sea Horse.-The Bombay Times.

FOR SALE.

AT the Office of the Friend of China, Blank forms of Ship's Articles, prepared according to the existing 'law relative to Merchant Seamen, and an Abstract of the Merchant Seaman's Act indorsed on the back. ALSO

Charterparties and General Powers of Attorney after forms prepared by Mr. Chitty.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 13th December, 1843.

it a place in our next.

C. W. Murray.-The fault rests not with us: we have done everything in our power to remedy the irregular delivery at Macao. On the day of publication the papers are invariably sent off through the Post-office. PUBLICOLA.--In our next,

The purification of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, commenced on Tuesday last at 6 o'Clock A. M. LATEST DATES. Oct. 6 MANILA SYDNEY

SINGAPORE

SHANGHAI CHUSAN AMOY

ENGLAND UNITED STATES THE CAFE

Aug. 15

Oct. 16

Dec. 20

Nov. 15

CALCUTTA

Nov. 10

CANTON

PINANG

Dec. 9

St. HELENA

Nov. 25

BOMBAY

JAVA

Dec. 29 Nov. 19 Dec. 24 Jany. 1 Jany. 14 Jany. 13 Aug. 27

THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY, 27TH 1844. 344. Universal dissatisfaction prevails amongst the resident holders of land in the Colony, at the cour- se the local Government is pursuing in adjusting the land tenure, and the claines of those holding

they can use it effectually,-even until a breach is made in the door or wall. One volley well aimed would pro- bably be sufficient, and the advantage to be gained by the then certain capture of some of the wounded would honest Chinamen in the island no longer desirable. render the residence of some two or three apparently We trust that the attention of the Legislative Council will be speedily directed to the formation of an efficient Police force, [ ED.]

We have been favoured by a friend with the perusal of a letter from Shanghai, dated the 9th inst. from which we make the following extracts'; Affairs here in general wear a favorable aspect. Trade has lately materially improved in fact the market is swept of piece goods. If one were to judge from the number of Junks continually coming and going-about 2000 are constantly in the har- bour, and amongst them a great many very large ones, nearly 1000 Tons burden-the trade, of this place must be enormous and no doubt will ultima- tely offer a vast vent for British Manufactures and a splendid field for British enterprise and Capital The British Consul deserves the highest enconi- ums for the energetic and firm manner he treats with the local Authorities, and the liberal manner by which he endeavours to facilitate the legitimate trade between the natives and foreigners. Duty Is only paid on such goods as are actually sold and ianded; this affords evidence of a wise and pruden tial commercial policy being worked out at this important emporium. If Balfour is only left uns-

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

hackled by foolish orders, I only hope he may be to this date, including the Cargo of the Ship Ann, left to carry out the good work he has so ably reaches about 1700 Bales, consisting mostly of begun. How different is the policy pursued at fairly good to first calss. It is expected that con- Canton? There you have to pay Duty on all the siderable supplies will shortly make their appear. cargo, and are metwith linguists vexatious inter-ance from the Northward. If so the seasons export ference; here every encouragement and facility is will be raised to fully 3000 Bales; this quantity afforded to the Merchant, and the greatest confi- will be amply sufficient to supply the limited de- dence is placed in the statement of foreigners as to mand at Home for Tsatlee silk; and, in all proba- import cargoes, contents of packages, weight &c., bility, cause the high rales ruling, by the last ad- &c. In corroboration of this I may tell you, that vices, to recede. in no instance has it occurred that cases or Bales Corron Bombay 5 a 71 Enquiry only for fine des. have been opened for examination at the Custom criptions. house.

There are five British Merchant vessels Anchor- ed close off the town viz, Eliza Stewart; Litherland; George 4th; Frankland; Wanderer. The Opium Craft have had a hint to shift their quarters; they have moved down the river, and take up a station a bout 2 Miles off Woosung.

The foreign residents here at presents are Capt. Balfour, H. Ms. Consul, Mr. Wise, Mr. J.D. Gibb, Mr. Evans, Mr. White, Capt. Wade.

Tea and Silk are coming in freely, but the high rates demanded prevent purchases, these excessive rates must shortly give way, when you may expect large shipments hence.

Malwa in good demand a 880 8.

The following particulars of a wreck seen on the Pratas shoul have been kindly furnished us by a friend. Extract from the log Book of the Duke of Wellington from Bombay. James Hargraves Commander.

Thursday, 18th January. 1844, 4 P. M. Pratas shoal bearing about N. W., distant 10 miles: observed a vessel to the westward apparently on the starboard tack, at 5 prepared to tack, saw the same vessel her head to S. E. with agreat list to windward, all sails clowed up and evidently on the reef, night coming on, wind increasing and threatening a gale, obliged to tack ship and stand to the eastward; wind increasing with heavy gusts, reefed mainsail at 8: gale increasing with thick weather, double reefed topsails and foresail, midnight, blowing a heavy gale with hard squalls.

Friday, 19th 8 A. M. standing in for the shoal, thick weather at 9,30, saw breakers on the flee quarter and the wreck of the vessel lying high out of the water the sea making a complete breach over eor + squared yards and ran down the edge of the reef to the wreck to render assistance.

At noon; wreck bore from us N. W. 3 or 4 miles, could see no signs of any person on board and no signal of any kind made from the vessel; at 1 r. M. bove to, head in shore towards the reef but could per ceive no signs of boats; at 2 P. M. filled and stood round the south and western edges of the reef; breakers within about 2 miles: at 3 P. M. the island bore N. E., distant about 5 miles; saw the remains of three other wrecks on the south extreme of the shoal, could dis- cover no signs of boats: at 4 P. x, stood to the N. N: W. on our course.

The vessel proved to be a barque of about 500 tons with painted ports, long top-gallant masts and top gal- lant yards across. Flying jib-boom out, and topsails and courses hauled close up; top gallant sails and jibs

slowed.

We are happy to announce the safe arrival of the long missing ship " Emperor", and to lay be- fore our readers an authenticated account of her voyage from Anger to this Port.

The Emperor Captn. M. M. Keane, from Li- verpool, after a fine run of 100 days arrived off Anger on the 12th October. Passed through the straits of Banca, and on the 19th entered the Chi-

MADRAS 5 8 a 7 5. Nominal. Nothing doing. BENGAL 7 a 83.

83,40 a 4. 15.

LONGCLOTHS Grey 82,70 a 3,10 In demand. White do. COTTON Yarn No. 15 a 328 23 to 25 No. 38 a 42 $24,to35

An enormous unsold Stock, with heavy expect ed arrivals, and the absence of all demand, will pre vent any improvement in price for many months. SPANISH Stripes $1,10 a 1,25. LONG ELLS Scarlet 9. 30. Saleable. Do. assorted CAMBLETS IRON BAR

31

NAIL

32

,,7, a 7,75.

,,25 a 28. no market. ,,2, 70. ,,2,60. ?3.

Hoor LEAD Pig 4,75 a 4,80. Little demand. The importation of American precludes all chance of English sales until home prices are much reduced. PEPPER SALPETRE OPIUM Patna "Benares Malwa

86 a 6.50 ?,,7 a a

,,675 a 680.. ,,625 a 630. ?,700 a 720. NOTICE.

TENDERS will be received at this office until Friday the 2d. February, from such persons as may be willing to contract to furnish the undermentioned articles for the use of the Troops and Hospitals viz. 100 Privy Tubs. 50 Water Tubs.

of

40 Chopping Tables.

60 Cane Bottomed Cots.

& Tables 64 by 33.

6 Blocks.

6 Privy Seats.

Agreement. To be delivered within one month from the date

cation at the Barrack Master's office. Patterns of the abone may may be seen on appli-

EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G.

Commissariat,

Victoria, 26th January, 1844.

CONTRACT FOR WORKS. Sealed Tenders will be received until the Tenth of February next at Noon from Persons will- ing to contract for forming streets, building se- wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. this Office after the 3rd of February. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at

A. T. GORDON, Land officer.

Land Office, 20th January, 1844.

Victoria, 26th January, 1844.

NOTICE.--Any persons who may have claims against the Royal Artillery canteen are requested to forward the Same to the Royal Artillery Barracks by the 31st inst.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th January, 1844* AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL C

COMMISSION AGENT,

na Sea: 24th made pulo Aor, was becalmed be- FOR SALE-A very excellent Grey Gelding, hit either for saddle or harness, perfectly quiet, and tween that and South Netmed.day. No-price moderate Apply to, ember the tot in at 8 ou N. Long 10017 E., the chief officer having the watch on deck, Mr. CARPENTER, from midnight till 4 A. M. allowed the ship to luff Commissariat. up from N. W. to North, in the face of a squall, which had been gradually gathering for half an hour; when the vessel was struck by the strength of it, he only clewed down his Fore Royal, and permitted one of the men to ask him to clew down the main Royal; the Topmast, main topmast head and main topgallant mast were carried away: cleared the wreck and bore up for Pulo Condore to refit. On the 12th November anchored in Great bay. Refitted, watered and left for Hongkong on the 27th, beating up for the Palawan passage, with strong till the 12th December, when finding it impracticable to get up the Palawan pas- sage, against the N. E. Monsoon stood through the Balbac passage, into the Sooloo Sea, boating up past Mindanao, Negroes, and Panay Islands till the 29th December, when we anchored in Antique Bay, Panay, for provisions. Left on the 1st of Ja-attention and punctuality to merit a continuance of nuary without being able to procure a supply of their support in this his new undertaking, at the same stock; beat up to Batangas, Luconia, 8th anchor- time to assure them and all those who have promised ed there, for stock, which we procured from the him their patronage that no exertion on his part shall Alcade, who in the most friendly and liberal man- be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion. ner presented the Captain with it. Sailed on the 11th and arrived in Hongkong bay on the 24th January 1844.

CANTON COMMERCIAL REFORT 23KD JANUARY, 1844. THE QUOTATIONS ARE DUTY, PAID. SILK Tsaltee $495 a 510-Demand active. Stock about 60 Bales; inferior 140. The export up

J. B. PAIN. QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINAMS HONG."

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FOR SALE.-A few Tons of English Coal at 10 per Ton, Apply to, Qeeen's Road,

3. B. PAIN.

Victoria, 27th January, 1844. FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned Superior Pale and Brown Sherry, Bottled Aland Porter, Mess Stores of every description, Ship Chand- lery &c.

J. B. PAIN.

Queen's Road, Victoria, 27th January, 1814. NOTICE. We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's Fire Proof Iron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superfine Champaigne, Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil French and English Corks.

FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU- PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's fill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs., GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

NOTICE-The undersigned have this day been ap.

pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Parties inflebted to said Establishment are therefore called upon to settle their accounts with

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844. JUST RECEIVED.

AMERICAN Beef, Superfine Flour, American Cyder, a large Invoice of new publications, Preserved Mackerel, Black Beaver Hats, Silk and Cotton Horse Furniture, Chintzes, Ilandkerchiefs and sundry other articles. FOR CASH ONLY. Apply to P. TOWNSEND, Victoria, 12th January, 1844. FOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE-A few Cwt. of prime English Cheese, at moderate prices; also Pickles, Sauces, Mustard, &c. by Mr. H. J. CARR. Nemesis Tavern.

Victoria, 18th January, 1844.

B. KENNY M. D. MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON &c.

Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at Whamuon moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little above Junk river.

DICKENS & Mel NTYRE. (Oswald's Row, Queen's Road.)

HAVE just received a fresh supply of very Superior Oilmans Stores, consisting of White Wine vinegar, Mushroom and Walnut Ketchups, Essence of Ancho- vies, Harveys, Reading, Beefsteak, Tomata, John Bull, City of London and Camp Sauces, Salad Oil, French Olives and Capers, Durham Mustard in one and half lb. bottles, Chili, Raspberry and Tarragon Vinegars, Assorted Pickles. Also a Supply of Goose- berry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Green Gage and Black Currant Jams, Raspberries, Damsons, Red and Black Currants, Green Gages, Gooseberries and Kentish and Morrella Cherries, for Tarts &c., "Westphalia and Cumberland Hams, Cheshire Cheese, English Butter, &c.,

BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene-&c., tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- rally that he has commenced business as an Auc- ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting

The business will be conducted entirely on Cash

principles so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new premises are now ready for the reception of every description of goods intended for public or private

Sule.

Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong. Victoria, 27th January, 1844

JAMES WELCH

CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c. Queen's Road Victoria.

RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers

of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement

in

business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Med. cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which. he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE,

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under:- 1ST.-On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, be charged.

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DAROM DAVIDSON & Co. DIROM & Co. Macao, 1st August, 1843.

NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messors Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami: lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had. A. H. FRYER

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Cheers fond can be insured HUM TISK OF EITO apply to N. DUUS.

Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha-

ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins- tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment,

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them

on hehalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

? JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees

Singapore 20th October 1843.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS,-Par d?cision consulaire en date d' nnjour d'hu France en Chine Mr. CHALLAYE levo consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de CONTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1842. AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront on Chi- Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja ne, sont pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du attribu?s, ou qui pourront l'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront so faire inscrire sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en so pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au encouru la perte de Jeur qualit? de Fran?ais, par aucune des Consulte requ?te, o? ils d?clarerunt, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l' art. 17 du code civil, tels quo la naturalisation, l'acceptation a autoris?e par le Roi, do foncti. ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tanger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de Franco.

CONTE DE RATTI.MENTON.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst. and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to Mr. J. B. Pain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted.

J. B. PAIN & Co.

Victoria, January, 1st 1844. NOTICE.

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced busmess infongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresed to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war. N. DUUS.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

NOTICE.

The following packages addressed to the Officers and Messes of H. M. and H. E. I. C's Regts serving during the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned. Cap. F. Cotton Engineers Ilderton

H. M. 98th Regt. Sir W.Mc.Gregor Bart, 18 Mess.

3 packages.

FOR LIVERPOOL.

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton.

Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables completo, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter new small sized Kenledge, Guns, arms and ammunition boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 lus. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. Apply personally or by letter to tho Cominanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

EXS

For freight board, o

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. or passage apply to Captain Bucklo on

BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oukum, Ricc, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Pitch; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of FOR SALE.-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil, Beer in Hhds.

JOHN BURD & Co.

At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.

TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to to Framjee Jemsetjee, Macao, or Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. FOR SALE.

SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. FOR SALE.

1 do.

R. I. 2

do.

6

, N. L. 1

do.

Col. A. B. Dyco

41

1

do.

31 19

Cap. Badwood

Madras Eugincers

? do.

Lieut Runefatt

do.

do.

I. F. Erskin

2nd. Regt. N. L 1

do.

29

39

F. S. Dewberrey H. M. 55th

1

do.

THE well known Lorcha DODGE. Apply to

13

I. C. Shaw Engineers 1 do.

R. S. Dobbie

39

89th Regt. 1

do.

Sergt. Maj. Wards

2

I do.

33

F. Welch

55

2 do.

ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria, 26th December, 1843. TO LET.

The parties to whom the packages are addressed are TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the requested to make application for them. Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent 850 per month each.

Victoria, January 1, 1814.

N. DUU'S. Queen's Road.

JUST RECEIVED for sale by the undersigned, Boos in Cusk, Oil Cloth Table Covers, Paints, and Paint Oil, Blankets, Hats, Butter, Varnish, Pitch, Vinegar, Spars, Coir Rope &c. &c. Apply to P. TOWNSEND. Victoria, 28th December, 1843. FOR SALE.

Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCHI. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843.

FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Lisbon; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chablis; Cortaillod; Cidor; pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Genova; Sperm Candles; Blacking; Table covers; Sauces; Oil; Mustard; Pins; Patent Hat guards; Nails and Tacks of sizes; best French THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. corks; Cheese; Pocket compasses; Carpenter's tools Sandeman Forster and Co. London. &c. &c. apply to

J. C. POWER.

In wood and bottle. Victoria, 13th January, 1844. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise

Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne. Apply to Macao, 1 January, 1844.

LINDSAY & Co.

& Co. to.

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIONED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do. do.

Cluret do.

do.

do. de.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriu, 22nd November, 1343.

FOR SALE.

Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

JOHN RITSON.

THE following are the sole AGENTS for recuiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co.

LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New- gato St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues. and Saturday.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c, complete; also a complete set of Rose-day Drawing Room Furniture just arrived.

IN reference to the ubove Notice the Undersingned is authorised by Power of Attorney, to act for the above named Trustees and requests immediato atten-wood tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice.

Victoria, Hong-Kong,

27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843.

PRICH Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1843.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONGKONG GAZETTE SHIPPING LIST.

VOL 1.

VICTORIA JANUARY 27TH, 1844.

No 4.

List of Vessels in Victoria Harbour. Homanjee Bomanjee, Mercury, Jardine [Recg. ships]; Sarah; General Wood; Isabella [Hulk]; Louisa; Ino Dalton; Lynx; Euphrates; Elora; Carib; Fortescue; Mary Bullmer; Marmion; Queen Mab; Sylph; Oriental; De. of Northumberland; Hope; Zephyr, [Am.]; Emperor; Henry Pratt, [Am.].

HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS.

Agincourt, Rear Admiral Sir Thos. Cochrane, C. B. Capt. Bruce.

H. M. S. Castor Capt. Graham.

Minden, Captain Quin, Hospital Ship.

H. C. Str. Driver, Commander Hayes R. N.

H. C. Str. Proserpine Commander Hough R. N.

Troop Ship Sapphire, Master Commanding, J. R. Fittock.

JANUARY, 1844.

23d Zephyr (Am) 24th Emperor

JANUARY, 1844.

ARRIVALS.

Johnson Keane

26th Henry Pratt (Am.)

Keene.

DEPARTURES.

Pruen,

Sukey,

Fletcher,

Reade,

Dansberg (Dane)

Harbermere

Rogers

Symmons,

22d Petrel,

39

Lord Petre, Crishna,

23d Castle Eden,

12

24th Petrel (Am.)

Forfarshire,

99

19

Elora,

35th Anna en Elise,

"Orissa,

Turnbull,

J. Drent, Smith,

Bombay & Macao

Liverpool Whampoa.

Macao. Manila. Whampoa. Madras. Amoy.

Macao.

Whampoa. Batavia.

Singapore.

.REPORTED TO SAIL.

for Macao and Bombay,

Shortly.

91

39

Henry Pratt,

Manila,

99

Potentate,

39

Whampoa,

39

"9

England,

Calcutta,

11

Louisa,

Hope,

Queen Mab, Marmion,

H.M.S.Childers,

H.M.S. Dido,

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.

33

11

?

PASSENGERS per Emperor S. Garnett Esqr. A. Scotland Esqr.

Cas!

EDDER Harbour Master.

eu to mer majesty's Omclaring, Consul at FIRVING Amoy, be published. Chang-chow-foo.

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Vietoria, Hongkong, 27th January, 1844.

Government House. Victoris, Hongkong, 26th January, 1844.

Sir, In your letter No. 10 of the 12th of last month you have omitted to state when you

OF CHINA

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30TH, 1844.

PRICE 812 per annum.

discontinued from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing rnment are still to be considered as official. J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

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beyond certain distances, to be fixed by the local Authorities in concert with the

ernor in Consuls.

M.

peror of ? hundred

see

This complaint evidently relates to that part of your letter, now under reply, in which you state, "On the 1st Instant a "party of English Officers asked my per- "mission to proceed to Chang-chow-foo to the place and Country. As it was "not in my power, had I felt ?nclined to. "do so, I forwarded the application to the "Taoutai (Intendant) of Amoy, and he "sent to me by the Hai Hong a private Cross of communication that no objections would "be raised; at the same time stating, that "he had no jurisdiction out of this City." "The party had, however, left without "further reference to me, before the abovo

the Bast

and it's ding to

gislative

Emperor

ad miles extend

in the for the

I

message was delivered. They proceeded "to the City of Chang-chow-foo; were "well received by the Mandarins, and re- "turned without accident."

On comparing dates and likewise adver- sty did, ting to the fact, that Her Majesty's Steam- ain, and er Vixen" (which conveyed the Govern- China, ment Notification to you) only left this on kong) the 4th of December, I am satisfied that agkong, od Go: the "party of English Officers" alluded to aror of in the above quotation had gone to Chang- Miles chow-foo previous to the receipt of my No- nces, by tification of the 27th of November, but, I cannot overlook that they had done so above two months after the publication of my, ge of the Proclamation of the 18th day of October, of this with which I promulgated an Abstract, of a effect the Supplementary Treaty, and called on

fit.

Super-

hina, or

from all Subjects of Her Majesty, by their alle- it has giance and loyalty to their Sovereign, to gkong. be obedient to, and guided by that Abs-

w, or rity in abjects

tract.

How the Senior Naval and Military Of- ficers at Amoy (as the case may have been) el, at a could have considered themselves justified nat the in granting their leave to a "party of En- osidont glish Officers" to go to a distance of 30 or 40 or more miles into the Country, in de- fiance of the above Proclamation and the VIth Article of the Treaty is to me per- erty of fectly inexplicable, and I must add that your not explicitly refusing the application,

rong or

sex mode to von by the party of person English Officers," is not less unaccoun- urts at table than your referring that application

tted or

d been person

to the Intendant of Amoy, in the face of the minute and explicit instructions which ? have been furnished to you for your ninsula guidance.

made

R. vernor

I presume that it is unnecessary fo me to hin the point out to you that the previous non-re- ceipt of the Government Notification of tho 27th of November can make no difference in, or form no apology for, your neglect (or that of the other Officers over whom my immediate supervision does not extend) in tacitly setting at naught my Proclamation of the 18th of October, and an article of a solemn Treaty. It is impossible that I could have done more than I did do, to ap- essed prize all Her Majesty's subjects of the En- gagements into which I had entered with the Government of China on behalf of the The City of Queen, and to call the attention of all Loyal subjects to their bounden duty to Her Majesty's Royal word and dignity, which, it is needless to observe, are direct- ly implicated, in any infraction, however slight, of the Treaty..

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ernor

Tuers

I have now to inform you, that I have received a complaint, couched in very strong language from His Excellency the Governor General of the Fokien and Che- keang Provinces, falling on me to enforce that Article of the Supplementary Treaty (the VIth) which provides for no British Subjects (or others) going into the Country

As I have already published a Notifica- tion on the very subject of this letter, as re ferring to individuals not owing any alle- giance to Her Majesty and whom, it is to be added, erred before the provisions of th

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THE FRIEND OF (

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as undor:--- 1sr.-On Buiklings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others. Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, be charged.,

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER

& Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July fast, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; DIROM & Co. Macao, 1st August, 1843.

NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messors Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843.

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beyond certain distances, to be fixed by the local Authorities in concert with the

THE following Ordinance passed by His Excellency the Governor in Consuls. Council, is published for General information.

By order.

Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th January, 1844.

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

An Ordinance for Her Majesty's Subjects, within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship, or Vessel at a distance of not more than one hundred miles from the Coast of China.

Anno Sexto et Septimo Victoria Regina.

N. 1.

This complaint evidently relates to that part of your letter, now under reply, in which you state, "On the 1st Instant a "party of English Officers asked my per- see the place and Country. As it was "mission to proceed to Chang-chow-foo to "not in my power, had I felt ?nclined to. "do so, I forwarded the application to the "Taoutai (Intendant) of Amoy, and he communication that no objections would "sent to me by the Hai Hong a private be raised; at the same time stating, that "he had no jurisdiction out of this City." "The party had, however, left without message was delivered. They proceeded "further reference to me, before the above to the City of Chang-chow-foo; were well received by the Mandarins, and re- "turned without accident."

By His Excellency Sir HENRY POTTINGER, Baronet, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, Major General in the Service of the Bast? India Company, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony of Hongkong, and it's Dependencies, and Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects, trading to and from the Dominions of the Emperor of China, with the advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

An Ordinance to render Her Majesty's Subjects within the dominions of the Emperor of China,or within any Ship or Vessel at a distance of not more than one hundred miles from the Coast of China, subject in all matters to the Law of England, and to extend the jurisdiction of the Courts of Justice at Hongkong over the same.

WHEREAS under and by virtue of an act of Parliament, made and passed in the seventh year of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, entitled "An Act for the "better Government of Her Majesty's Subjects resorting to China," Her Majesty did, by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Ireland, authorize the Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, (so long as such Superintendent should be also Governor of the Island of Hongkong) to enact, with the advice of the Legislative Council of the said Island of Hongkong, all such Laws,and Ordinances as might,from time to time, be required for the good Go vernment of Her Majesty's Subjects, being within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel, at a distance of not more than One hundred Miles from the Coast of China, and to enforce the execution of such Laws, and ordinances, by such Penalties, and Forfeitures, as to him, by the advice aforesaid, should seem fit. Law of England 1. Be it therefore enacted, by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong and Super- intendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, with the advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong aforesaid, that from and after the passing of this Ordinance, the Law of England shall have the same force, virtue, power and effect over Her Majesty's Subjects, within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel at a distance of not more than One hundred Miles from the Coast of China, in all matters whatsoever, whether Civil, or Criminal, that it has over Her Majesty's said subjects actually within Her Majesty's Colony of Hongkong.

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NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha- ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins- tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards

satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment,

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them

on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

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And be it enacted, that the Courts of Justice at Hongkong, which are now, or shall be hereafter erected, shall have the same Power, Jurisdiction, and Authority in all matters whatsoever, whether Civil, or Criminal, over Her Majesty's Subjects within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel, at a distance of not more than One hundred Miles from the Coast of China, that the Courts aforesaid have, or shall have over Her Majesty's Subjects actually rosident within Her Majesty's Colony of Hongkong.

And be it enacted in case of any murder, felony, robbery, theft, trespass, wrong or crime whatsoever being charged to have been done upon the person, or property, of any one whatsoever, within the dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel, at a distance of not more than Care Inndred miles from the coast of China, by any of Her Majesty's Subjust that it-ball-zet be a fish for the person charged therewith, to object to the locality of the Jurisdiction of the said Courts at Hongkong, but he shall be indicted, tried, convicted and punished, or acquitted or demeaned in all respects, as if the offence wherewith he may be charged, had been committed within the Colony of Hongkong, upon the body, or property of a person within the Peace of our Sovereign Lady the Queen.

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of Macao, shall for the purposes of this Ordinance, and of all other Ordinances, made by virtue of the Power herein before mentioned be deemed, and taken to be within the dominions of the Emperor of China.

Passed the Legislative Council

on the 24th day of January, 1844. RICHARD BURGASS.

Clerk of the Legislative Courcil.

HENRY POTTINGER.

Superintendent of Trade and Governor of Hongkong, &c. &c. &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. received the Government Notification of His Excellency Sir HENRY POT- the 27th (not 18th as you erroneously quote TINGER Bart G. C. B. Her Britannic Ma-it) of November, accompanied by a copy jesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superin- of a communication which I had addressed tendent of Trade in China &c., is pleased to the Viceroy and Lieutenant Governor to direct that the following Letter, address- of Canton regarding certain foreigners ed to Her Majesty's Officiating Consul at having gone from Amoy to the City of Amoy, be published, Chang-chow-foo.

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Vietoria, Hongkong, 27th January, 1844.

Sir,

Government House. Victoria, Hongkong, 26th January, 1844.

In your letter No. 10 of the 12th of last month you have omitted to state when you

I have now to inform you, that I have received a complaint, couched in very strong language from His Excellency the Governor General of the Fokien and Che- keang Provinces, talling on me to enforce that Article of the Supplementary Treaty (the VIth) which provides for no British | Subjects (or others) going into the Country

On comparing dates and likewise adver- ting to the fact, that Her Majesty's Steam- er ? Vixen" (which conveyed the Govern- ment Notification to you) only left this on the 4th of December, I am satisfied that

the "party of English Officers" alluded to in the above quotation had gone to Chang- chow-foo previous to the receipt of my No- tification of the 27th of November, but, I cannot overlook that they had done so above two months after the publication of my Proclamation of the 18th day of October, with which I promulgated an Abstract, of the Supplementary Treaty, and called on

all Subjects of Her Majesty, by their alle- giance and loyalty to their Sovereign, to be obedient to, and guided by that Abs-

tract.

How the Senior Naval and Military Of- ficers at Amoy (as the case may have been) could have considered themselves justified in granting their leave to a "party of En- glish Officers" to go to a distance of 30 or 40 or more miles into the Country, in de- fiance of the above Proclamation and the VIth Article of the Treaty is to me per- fectly inexplicable, and I must add that your not explicitly refusing the application, which was made to you by the party of English Oncers," is not less unac table than your referring that application

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to the Intendant of Amoy, in the face of the minute and explicit instructions which have been furnished to you for your guidance.

I presume that it is unnecessary fo me to point out to you that the previous non-re- ceipt of the Government Notification of the 27th of November can make no difference in, or form no apology for, your neglect (or that of the other Officers over whom my immediate supervision does not extend ) in tacitly setting at naught my Proclamation of the 18th of October, and an article of a could have done more than I did do, to ap- solemn Treaty. It is impossible that I prize all Her Majesty's subjects of the En- prize all Her Majesty's subjects of the En- gagements into which I had entered with the Government of China on behalf of the

Queen, and to call the attention of all Loyal subjects to their bounden duty to Her Majesty's Royal word and dignity, which, it is needless to observe, are direct- ly implicated, in any infraction, however slight, of the Treaty..

As I have already published a Notifica- tion on the very subject of this letter, as re- ferring to individuals not owing any alle- giance to Her Majesty and whom, it is to be added, erred before the provisions of th

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Supplementary Treaty were made general- ly public common justice requires, that this letter should also be published, and that will accordingly be done.

I also intend to send copies of it to the Rear Admiral and the Honorable Major General Commanding Her Majesty's Na- oal and Military Forces in China, in order that they may take such steps as shall ap- pear to them fitting towards calling for planation.

I trust you will give admission to these Commentaries as an act of justice to the slandered, and I subscribe myself. Your most obedient Servant, Victoria, January 23rd, 1841.

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infamy. He has attempted to fix upon the men of our Navy, the character of lawless ruffians and block- guards. If your "Citizen" has ever resided in a sea-port town, he must be aware, that after long confinement on board ship, liberty on shore is always a scene of festivi- ty, and that there is nothing extraordinary such being the case in Hongkong. Your correspondent may or may not be aware that great part of the "Agincourt's" crow have not been a shore except on duty, for thir- teen months, that during that time they have under- gone many hardships and much danger; he may uot be ex-aware that their leave only extends to forty eight hours at the end of which they must return to the strict disi- In the mean while I have to perempto- pline of a ship of War for an unlimited period. He rily desire, that you will, on the receipt of may not be aware that though Sailors on shore enjoy themselves after their own fashion (foolishly it may tus letter, have the limits defined by the be) they insult no one-they defraud no one, they defa local Authorities at Amoy, beyond which me no one-neither in their hours of mirth do they no British subject is to proceed into the in-shock the ears of any one, unless it be, the impertinen- terior, and, that in the event of your asoer-tly curious who go out of their way to listen to what taining that those limits have been exceed concerns them not. ed, on any pretence, you will in the case of Officers, instantly bring the circumstance to the notice of the Senior Officer of the Service to which such Officers may belong; and, in the case of any other class of Her Majesty's subjects, that you will have them apprehended and sent to me at this place, I have &c. (Signed) HENRY POTTINGER. HENRY GRIBBLE Esq. H. M. S. Officiating Consul at Amoy. A true copy. RICHARD WOOSNAM. Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by II. M. Plenipotentiary in China on the Right Hon'ble. the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Companys Rupees 2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 pay. able at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Republican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Treasury on or before the 1st proximo. The Bills will be delivered on the 2nd, or on receipt of the dollars. By order,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 9th January, 1841. ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the "Friend of China." Sir,

In the Anglo-Chinese Calendar for this year, I oh serve my name upon the list of foreign Consuls &c. in China, with the designation of Commercial Agent for

the Netherlands.

As this may lead persons, especially my countrymen, into the error that I have to perform Consular duties, I beg to state, through the medium of your valuable paper, that I have been sent to this country by my Government on a special mission and that at present there is no Consul or Commercial Agent for the Ne- therlands in China.

Trusting to the insertion of this communication, in Your Valuable Paper,

Your most oht. Sarste TONCO MODDERMAN JR.

Macao, 27th January, 1814.

lars, in the erection of elegant and permanent buildings, with the sanction of Government, some even under the supervision of His Excellency's ro- The high lative, the Land Officer, we know not. upset price was neither more mor less than an il- liberal advantage taken of those parties who had built and improved their grants, on the faith of Go- vernment being just and liberal as in our other C?- lonies. 1 unhesitatingly assert, such rates could never have been obtained if advantage had not been taken of selling Land where people had built and improved it. The fairest mode would have been to have put up lots unimproved to the Eastward or Wes- tward, and taken the Average of the sale to fix the rate at which to charge those who held under original grants.

To the Editor of the "Friendl of China." Sir,-Relying on your independence and impartia lity as a public journalis, to give publicity to local gievances, as intimated in your issue of the 2nd Ja- nudry, I seek a place in your valuable Columns as a medium through which to draw public attention to the glaring injustice and monstrous absurdities per- petrated by the local Government of Hongkong. I offer no apology for Commenting on their policy; I claim the right of animadverting on their public acts as the high perogative of a British subject. I could have fain wished that it had fallen to the lot of an abler pen than mine to undertake the onerous duty of exprobrating the management of the affairs of this Island. I feel fully persuaded that there are many amongst us who could have far more ably advocated the cause of this oppressed Community than the writer of this letter: still, although feeling unequal to perform the task I have undertaken with the abi- lity it requires, I will not flinch from raising my voice against acts of injustice. I will never tamely submit to he servilely trampled upon :-Let me hope that there exists not one in this Community that will! I would fervently urge my fellow Cuntrymen calmly and dispassionately to view the approaching crisis; for I hold, Mr. Editor that this is a period fraught with vital importance and most dangerous consequen- ces to the liberty and well being of this Colony-A period at which it hehoves this Community to knit itself in bonds of unanimity to guard its rights-A period at which every person, possessing the slightest particle of British independence, sense of justice, or what is due to him as an Englishman, ought to speak out and boldly declare his abhorrence at the arbitrary measures being pursued-measures alike subversive of the laws of his Country (which he has been taught to revere,) and his sacred and inalienable rights as a British Citizen. That this view of our position, and that we are under the despotic rule of one man, who has evinced a strong prejudice against British Mer- chants in China, is not chimerical, I need only point to the extraordinary powers vested in the Superin. tendents of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, so long as such Superintendent shall be also Governor of Hongkong, and to his Excellency's Me- morable letters to the Merchants last December. British Colony before! Does any one pretend to say Who ever heard of despotism being exerted in a that any precedent can be shewn in modern times, where a single individual has been delegated with such unlimited, unconstitutional, and most dangerous powers as those fossessed by our present Governor? I think not; except in cases of extreme necessity. for instance, rebellion. Such a state of things is wholly intolerable in a civilized community. It is might overcoming right!!

To the Editor of the "Friend of China." Sir, Your correspondent of this morning who signs hetuself "a Citizen" appears to be much shocked by the conduct of the liberty-men fram H. M. Ship Agin- Court-He brands the places of public entertainment in Victoria as dens of iniquity. He asserts that every passer by must be shocked at the beastly song proceed ind from these Houses, for a week past drunken seamen and soldiers have been parading the streets in bands of from seventy to a hundred, and from the tone of his letter, we may believe to the great danger of the lieges.- He supposes that in our native country" such irregu. larities would attruct the vigilance of the Police. &c.. There is an implied censure upon the Magistrany of the Colony contained in "A Citizens" remarks quite uncalled for, and could only have proceeded from a Mischevious, if not a Maliguant spirit.-People at a distance, from the tenor of his letter, may be under the impression,that Sailors and Soldiers in hands of fram seventy to a hundred were running about our Streets- insulting and shocking the inhabitants hy their rebaldry and beastly song while the powers that be" looked on with quiet indefference. Is this the fact, Mr. Editor? Are you aware of one in stance of insult to the inhabi- tagits, by the liberty men? Are you aware of any grossly unseemly conduct on their part which has been brought before the Police Magestrate?

I assert that your Correspondent has belied these men-that by a mistatement he has endeavoured to throw odium upon the Magistracy, he has with an unchris- fian and uncharitable spirit branded the Tavern keepers without any exception as keepers of dens of

I have made these preliminary remarks, Mr. Editor, with a view to impress upon you the importance of noticing the system adopted by Government with regard to the sale of Lands, on the 22nd inst. At present I contend myself with merely commenting on this important subject. so far as it immediately bears on the late sale, reserving for subsequent letters a review of the Land regulations, as promulgated from time to time, since the sale by Capt. Elliot, the Le gislative Council, and Courts of Justice,which,by the way.notwithstanding that notice was given as far back as the 20th June last, and the forms to be used pu- blished for the edification, I presume, of as all, has never been opened.

The proceedings at the late Land sale, on the part of Government backed by His Excellency the Go- vernor's "Legal adviser," who stood ready armed in the sale soom to heat down all opposition, were most extraordinary. The loyal Subjects of Her Ma jesty crowded round the Auctioneer to hear the conditions of sale read. When they heard the string ent conditions and exorbitant upset rates they were perfectly amazed. A Gentlemen politely and tem- perately offered a suggestion, but he was quickly browbeat down by the "Legal Adviser." The terms are unjustifiably hard, and without precedeni in any other Colony: And why I ask, should thts he made, an exception!

The sale was for a lens of 75 years. How parties will relish is who have been cajoled to resort to, the island and lay out lacs of Dol

I believe there is little hope of these hard terms

being modified whilst under the present Governor's rule; but I would urge the Colonists to conbine, and appeal to the Home Government. I think if a peti- tion were got up, backed by the Signatures of influen- tial Merchants in China, a demand for justice to such galring wrongs would not be made in vain. The mercantile interest here is powerful and if they exerted it the Home Government Must listen,and even Sir Henry Pottinger Bart. he made to respect it.

By a recent act of Parliament it is evident that Ministers are determined to regulate the sale of crown lands in our Colonies on uniform and equitable principles; this may be further evidenced by the ins- tructions of Lord Stanley to the Governor-" that an inquiry should be instituted, by some competent and impartial authority, into the equitable claims of all Hollers of Land.-that lands be put up at a reserved, or minimum price. equal to the fair reasonable price" of value on the annual rent thereof.

We have a solid proof in the terms of the sale of the liberal construction which it hath pleased His Ex- cellency Sir Henry Pottinger to put on his instruct- ions from Lord Stanley. I again repeat, appeal home. There is every probability of getting these monstrous conditions modified: but the Colouist must be up and doing, he must not slumber over his wrongs. There is no doubt but that an appeal home will procure redress, and the probability is, the Land regulations of this Colony would be made with refe rence to a recent Act of Parliament, 5th and 6th Vic- toria, (Commonly known as Lord Stanley's act) for the regulating the sale of waste Land belonging to the Crown in the Colonies, which would be all the Co- lonist could raquire; for it is clearly the intention of the Legislature, by the passing of this act, to en- courage and protect the interest of settlers in our Colonies. I shall now conclude for I fear I have already tres- passed too much on your space; I reserve furthers re- marks on this highly important subject for another number. 24th January, 1844.

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The Hon. East India Company's Iron Steamer Lood- hinna.-Having a few days ago seen in our river a most uncommon looking steam vessel, with two chimneys and very much resembling a huge Indian canoe, we have made some inquiries about her, and have ascer- tained the following particulars:--She was built by Mr. Laird, of North Birkenhend, for the Hon. East India Company, and is intended for the navigation of the Indian rivers. Her length is 160 feet, and her beeam 24 feet. She has a pair of 45 horse engines, by George Forrester and Co.; and such is her length, width, and flatness, that her draught of water- with her engines, coal, and all stores on board, will be only foot 10 inches! Her speed by log has been found to be 113 knots an hour, beating every ferry boat she went through it at from 9 to 9 knots. The Chair- on the river hollow. With two loaded flats at her tail, man, Deputy-Chairman, and severd of the Directors of the East India Company, came from London, especially to try her powers of speed, steaming, and steering, un Thursday last; and after a trip to Runcorn and back, and a run to the Rock Light-house, they went ashore, it is reported, expressing themselves highly satisfied with her performances in all points. Her steering and turning are most remarkable. When going straight, she scarcely requires the helm to be moved, and she will turn in her own length. She is entirely on a new construction, unlike anything that has yet been built; and, from her success, will probably give rise to a new era in the shape of river craft, and lead to important improvements and practical discoveries in what may be termed surface-sailing.. She has a rudder at her bow as well as aft. The engines will be taken out, and the hull separated in pieces, so that she may be sent to India by ship. Her extraordinary appearance has excited much curiosity here; and amongst some of our old seamen not a little good humoured remark; but when they have seen her running at full speed they haye confessed that though "n rum one to look at, she is a good one to go." Sbould she be again tried be fore being taken to pieces, we will give a more minute cacount of her.-Liverpool Standard.

SYURE SILVER.-By the statement of the account between the master of the mint and the lords of the treasury, relative to the sycee silver remitted from China, it appears that the total value is ?1,334,485.12. 8d. the freight and other expenses connected with which is ?19,291. 1es. 2d. leaving a balance of ?1,315, 188. s. 5d.; the above-named sum being equal, in Chinese value, to 6,000,000 dollars, the first instalment under the treaty of Nanking. Of this amount, ?1,281, 406.13s. 10d. has been paid into the exchequer, and ?53073. 13s. 9d. reserved for defraying freight, charges of preparation, contingent expenses, allowances, &c. subject to the approbation of the treasury.-London Mail.

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2 p. c. small.

3 p. c. large.

Sycee in Canton Coast outside Carolus 4th 5 a 6 per Cent Prem. Mexican 5 Discount. Exchange 6 months 4 s. 6 d. Calcutta E. I. C. accepted 224 to 225. Bills plentiful few purchased.

Apply to

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

NOTICE. The undersigned have this day been ap pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore called upon to settle their accounts with DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844. AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT J. B. PAIN.

QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINAMS HONG. PUBLIC NOTICE. Is hereby given that sealed BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene- tenders will be received at this office, until friday rally that he has commenced business as an Auc the 9th July at noon, from such persons a may be tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- willing to contract for a Billiard Room at Chuck-ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting choo, according to the plan, sections and specifica-attention and punctuality to merit a continuance of tions to be seen at the office of the Commanding their support in this his new undertaking, at the same Royal and Superintending Engineer. time to assure them and all those who have promised be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion. him their patronage that no exertion on his part shall

EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G. Commissariat China, Victoria, 29th January, 1844. NOTICE.

TENDERS will be received at this office until Friday the 2d. February, from such persons as may be willing to contract to furnish the undermentioned articles for the use of the Troops and Hospitals viz.

We are glad to learn that Government has is sued instructions to A. F. Gordon Esqr. Land Of ficer, to take immediate steps to make such final ar- rangements as may enable tlie holders of ground in Canton to commence building, He proceeds to Canton shortly to settle the plan and superintend the removal of the ruins, preparitory to building. We are glad to find Government attending so promptly to the requirments of the Canton, community, for they have suffered great inconvenience for want of of houses since the fire, We have heard old residents complain that the plan is unsuited for this climate, but we are sure, a proper representation need only he made to His Excellency to have the plan altered and adapted to the climate and wants the residents. The best mode, perhaps, would be to call a general public meeting of the Land Holders, and agree to a plan and then submit it to His Ex- cellency for approval. It will be a very serious and an for now eirenmateneer for the heat of resident merchants, if a Plan not having reference to proper ventilation should he adopted.

We publish a long letter from " Publicola "for we aro desirous that our columns should be open to public grievances, but we must disclaim, against the violent tone taken by this writer. We would assure "Publicola" that by pursuing such a strain he is more likely to injure than aid the cause he advocates. Ilis in flated and bombastic language will only cause a laugh where he thinks to sting. Truth needs only to be told in a plain and unvarnished style to gain the readers sympathy in a just cause. We concieve it absurd of Publicola to attach blame to the Local Government for fixing the upset price so high, seeing that, with one or two exceptions every lot sold at a great advance on the up set rates. The blame of high rates rests with the purchasers and not with the. Government. We shall take another opportunity of returning to this subject.

Early yesterday morning the Merchant Seamen's Hospital was burglariously entered and property to a considerable extent stolen. Dr. Cowan, resi- dent surgeon, lost $200 and most of his wearing apparel. Fortunately the thieves were disturbed before they had completely ransacked the premi- ses. While effecting their retreat the thieves were fired on by the immates of the House; strange to say the fire was returned. This is an alarming feature in this robbery for those who live in un- protected localities, and imperatively calls for the immediate interference of the Legislative Council to establish an efficient police force for the protect- ion of property and the lives of the residents in the Colony. It has long been a source of complaint

100 Privy Tubs.

50 Water Tubs.

40 Chopping Tables.

60 Cane Bottomed Cots.

6 Tables 6 by 31.

6 Blocks,

26 Privy Seats.

To be delivered within one month from the date Agreement.

Patterns of the abone may may be seen on appli- cation at the Barrack Master's office. EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G.

Commissariat,

Victoria, 26th January, 1844.

CONTRACT FOR WORKS.

The business will be conducted entirely on Cash principles so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new description of goods intended for public or private premises are now ready for the reception of every Sale.

Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong. Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

FOR SALE-A few Tons of English Coal at 10 per Ton, Apply to, J. B. PAIN. Qeeen's Road,

Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned Superior Pale and Brown Sherry, Bottled Ale, and Porter, Mess Stores of every description, Ship Chand- lery &c. J. B. PAIN.

Queen's Road, Victoria, 27th January, 1814. B. KENNY M. D.

Whaiapoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at above Junk river.

Sealed Tenders will be received until the MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN Tenth of February next at Nong from Persons will ing to contract for forming streets, building_se- wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at this Office after the ard of February. A. T. GORDON, Land officer.

Land Office, 26th January, 1844.

FOR SALE-A very excellent Grey Gelding, fit either for saddle or harness, perfectly quiet, and price moderate. Apply to, Mr. CARPENTER, Commissarial.

Victoria, 26th January, 1844.1

BOOKS.

FOR Sale at P. Townsends Godown, a large collec- tion of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which can be seen at the Godown. ALSO.

For Sile, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Choose, Oil table cloth, Hats, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Rum, Arrack, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle- sticks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, Glasses and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, Looking sundry other goods.

P. TOWNSEND.

MR. LATTEY. Chronometer and Watch Maker. Removed from Lanes Hotel to the upper part of Mr. Pain's new store Queer Road opposite to Chinams Hong.

Hongkong, January, 1844.

DICKENS & Mel NTYRE.

(Oswald's Row, Queen's Road.) HAVE just received a fresh supply of very Superior Mushroom and Walnut Ketchups, Essence of Ancho- Oilmans Stores, consisting of White Wine vinegar, vies, Harveys, Reading, Beefsteak, Tomata, John Bull, City of London and Camp Sauces, Salad Oil, French Olives and Capers, Durham Mustard in one and half lb. bottles, Chili, Raspberry and Tarragon Vinegars, Assorted Pickles.-Also a Supply of Goose. berry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Green Gage and Black Currants, Green Gages, Gooseberries and Kentish and Currant Jams, Raspberries, Damsons, Red and Black Morrella Cherries, for Tarts &c., Westphalia and Cumberland Hams, Cheshire Cheese, English Butter, &c., &c.,

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c. Queen's Road Victoria.

RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi. cines Perfumery, Uilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844.

231

THE FRIEND OF. CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under: 1ST.--On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when sach Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND.--On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, be charged. Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid. Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments,

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy..

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an nounce, that in future, our business will be car ried ou here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; Macao, 1st August, 1843.

DIROM & Co.

NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzio has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had.

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

A. H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns sirented and Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire. apply to

N. DUUS. Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha- ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said 'Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment,

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees Singapore 20th October 1843.

IN reference to the above Notice the Undersingned is authored by Power of Attorney, to act for the above n d Trustees and requests immediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice,

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS-Par d?cision consulaire en date d' aujour d'hu Mr. CHALLAYE ?leve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat do France en Chine. CONTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1842. AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi. ne, sunt pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection, du Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja attribu? ou qui pourront l'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se faireinscrire sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en se pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?te, o? ils d?clareront, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte de leur quodis de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l' art. 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, i' acceptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de foneti. ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France.

CONTE DE RATTI.MENTON.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst, and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to Mr. J. B. Pain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted. J. B. PAIN & Co. Victoria, January, 1st 1844. NOTICE.

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresod to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

NOTICE.

N. DUUS.

The following packages addressed to the Officers and Messes of H. M and H. E. I. C's Regts serving during the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned. Cap. F. Cotton Engineers

Ilderton

Sir W.Mc.Gregor Bart, 18,, R. I. 2 Mess.

FOR LIVERPOOL

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton.

Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice.

Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

For freight board, o.

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. or passage apply to Captain Buckle on BENJAMIN SEARE.

Canton.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oukum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Ricc, Ditto Dhull, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Pitel; a variety of other articles. At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. FOR SALE-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil. Beer in Hhds,

At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843. TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises For particulars apply to Framjee Jemse:jec, Macao, or HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. FOR SALE.

3 packages.

H. M. 98th Regt.

1

do.

6

N. I 1

do. do.

Col. A. B. Dyce

41

?

do.

39

Cap. Badwood

Madras Eugineers 1

do.

Lieut Runefatt

do.

do.

"1

1. F. Erskin

2nd. Regt N. I. 1

do.

19

F. S. Dewberrey

H. M. 55th

1

do.

THE well known Lorcha DODGE. Apply to

I. C. Shaw

Engineers

1

do.

"

R. S. Dobbie

39th Regt.

1

do.

Sergt. Maj. Wards

2

1 do.

19

F. Welch

55

2 do.

ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria, 26th December, 1843. TO LET.

The parties to whom the packages are addressed are TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the requested to make application for them.

ani

FOR SALE.

N. DUUS. Ducon's Road

THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. London.

In wood and bottle.

Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne, Apply to LINDSAY & Co.

Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIONED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do.

Cluret do.

do, do.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co, Victoriv, 22nd November, 1943.

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Viet oria, 22nd November, 1843, FOR SALE -E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal,

Apply to

GIEB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE few Cwt. of prime English Cheese. at moderate prices; also Pickles, Sauces, Mustard, &c. by MI. H. J. CARR. Nemesis Tavern,

Victoria, 18th January, 1814.

Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each.

Annly to

A. MCCULLOCHI 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843. FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Lisbon; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chablis; Cortaillod; Cider; pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking: Table covers; Sauces; Oil; Mustard; Pins; l'atent Hat guards; Nails and Tacks of sizes; best French corks; Cheese; Pocket compasses; Carpenter's tools &c. &c. apply to

J. C. POWER.

Victoria, 13th January, 1844. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise JOHN RITSON. & Co. to.

Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Gazette.

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co. LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New. gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues- day and Saturday.

PRICH Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1843.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

VOL. III. No. 103.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY..

VICTORIA, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3RD, 1844.

PRICE $12 per annum.

NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be, discontinued from this date. but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1812. J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acing Secretary and Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. The following Order by the Honorable Major General D'AGUILAR C. B. Comman- ding Her Majesty's Forces in China, is published for General information. By Order,

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

. By onder,

? CONTRACT FOR WORKS. Sealed Tenders will be received until the Tenth of February next at Noon from Persons will- ing to contract for forming streets, building se- wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at this Office after the 3rd of February.

A. T. GORDON, Land officer.

nath Innu 1844

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONGKONG GAZETTE SHIPPING LIST.

VOL 1.

VICTORIA JANUARY 30TH, 1844.

No 5.

List of Vessels in Victoria Harbour. Homanjee Bomanjee, Mercury, Jardine [Recg. ships]; Sarah; General Wood; Isabella [Hulk]; Louisa; Ino Dalton; Lynx; Euphrates; Elora; Carib; Fortescue; Mary Bullmer; Sylph; Oriental; Ds. of Northumberland; Hope: Zephyr, [Am.]; Emperor; Petrel; Emerald Isle. HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS.

Agincourt, Rear Admiral Sir Thos. Cochrane, C. B. Capt. Bruce. H. M. S. Castor Capt. Graham.

Minden, Captain Quin, Hospital Ship.

H. M. Str. Driver, Commander Hayes R. N.

H. M. Str. Proserpine Commander Hough R. N.

Troop Ship Sapphire, Master Commanding, J. R. Fittock.

JANUARY, 1844.

27th Petrel,

29th Emerald Isle,

JANUARY, 1844.

27th Henry Pratt, Marmion,

39

91

Sri Singapore, Louisa,

ARRIVALS.

Pruen, Curling, DEPARTURES.

Macao,

Sydney.

Keene,

Garard,

Manila. Whampoa.

Forgan,

Macao and Bombay.

Smith,

Singapore. Whampoa.

REPORTED TO SAIL.

Emperor

on

30th January.

John Dalton,

+3

39

Louisa,

19

99

20

Euphrates,

21

Carib,

"Orrissa,

29th Queen Mab.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE

PASSENGERS pes Emerald Isle, Messrs. Frazer, Smith, Fielder, and

Mitchell.

There being an insurrection of the Natives of New Zealand the Ship Emerald Lele proceeded from Hobart Torwn with 100 Rank and file of H. M. 99th Regt, but on arrival finding that no immediate attack wasintended on the Town, proceeded to Sydney with the Troops that being their original destination.

Hon'ble. the Governor General of Inma, m for two Lacs of Company's Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Repu- blican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Trea- sury. The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the dollars.

btw od as ne By order,

any baignol ba CHAS, E. STEWART. dumb of nodTreasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House,

Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

same time to carry a fair cargo. Her bottom plates are so thick that seen on the Stocks, she re- sembles a clinker built Wooden Vessel.-She is upwards of 500 Tons burden and will have engi nes of 200 horse power-her engines are upon the diagonally and occupying only a small part of the "direct action" principle, the Cylinders placed vessel leaving a space between them and the sides, available to carry a large supply. Her Decks, Paddle Boxes and in fact the whole of her Wood work is of East Indian Teak-Her bottom plates are all three quarter of an inch in thickness, and no plates less that three eights of an inch have been used in her at all; in addittion to which she will be tied to gether with diagonal braces through out her whole length. The Cabins are large and en placed under airy and well adapted for the climate, being framed riends, wesident in with open jalousies which will all allow a free cir- procedure of the culation of air through out. She will be handsome- I ask for the ly rigged as a schooner, and will carry two twelve your Paper dated

NDENCE. China." whether there has

Notification" an Pounder and two six Pounder Guns.-Ibid

ctly, would almost ellency Sir Henry islative Council has tsupon the subject shall for the parpo. es made by virtue of

sed and taken to bo

raiment Nowostion, er Brittanic Majes paror of China and

The Batta monay arising from the ranson of Can- ton, will be paid in the course of the ensuing month, orders have ready been issued to the Treasury, to make the necessary arrangements for its distribution. This gratuity has already been paid to the forces in India, who were employed in the expedition. Dis appointment is naturally felt at the limited amount which falls to the share of the gallant Captors, as it hardly exceeds a tithe of that which has been recejy- specially included.ed from the Citizens of Canton.-India News. e soventh year of the dani act for tho resorting to China" ondent of Trede and Council of that Co. guilty en whe- hout the action of

od.

longing debeliovo Ohich the soldiers to guard and

some mistako must ws of Nations, or tho

taken apo themsel. believe the British Go. nationally an illegal sanction on the re- rage pen friendly

the honor to remain, our Obl, Servant. P.P.

the 2nd October Those marked by the Hindostan, ces recovered from n the afternoon of mod in 65 boxes,

We observe from the Belgian Papers, that instruc- tions had been sent to the Agent of that Country at Singapore, to proceed to the Ports of China, (stipulated to be opened on the British Treaty,) and make arran gements to carry on Trade. The Americans from the accounts recently received are already shiping lar- gely for China.-Fold.

It is expected that Lieut. Col. Malcolm, Secretary of Legation in China, Who lately arrived with the ratified Treaty, will receive the honour of Knighthood with the decoration of K. C. B.-Ibid.

There is a rumour that Sir Richard Jenkins G. C. B. has been appointed Governor of Hongkong.-Ibid

In looking over the China Papers, received by the Thalia, we remark the following as the proportionate numbers of foreign Shipping in the Chinnse Waters, British 85, American 6, Hamburgh 2, Sweedish 1, Spanish 3, Siamese 1. Not one French Ship! The ex- tension of the privileges conceded to British Trade do not seem to be requisite for either the French or the Americans in the present state of their commerce, and we shall be much surprized, if the Chinese should yield them what they are evidently very reluctant to grant wspapers, however, to us. The four new Ports of Foochow, Ningpo, Amoy, and Shanghai are not yet open, because the Lyperial Government has not provided Uncurs for

seded 50,000. By them was delivered

ered next day. A

ore from the wreck

Several, however,

render their delivery

arrived at the Mo-

the regulations of the Trade in them.-Ibid.

DEATHS-Rear-Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar, K ht of the 12th, but C. B. and K. C. H.-The above gallant admiral ex- Postoffice regula-pired on the 9th Oct., at Carlogie Cottage, his seat, 120 minutes past 9 in Aberdeenshire, at the age of 71. gapore Free Press. Sir J. Perring died at Southwold on the 15th Oct., in his 49th year. He was the eldest son of the late aerican sailing pac-Sir J. Perring, banker and alderman of the city of ort of London, and London, and Lord Mayor in 1808. He married, 1819, States, are for the the sister of Sir Matthew Wood, and relict of George apton. The alterat Stoddart, Esq., of Mount-street, Grosvenor Square; in consequence of a and, dying without male issue, he is succeeded in his 1 will be effected in title by his brother, The Rev. Philip, now Sir Philip Perring, who married, 1825, the daughter of the late H. Boe, Esq.

2.000 packages passed. The total red. The auctions fine on Congou and chong of 1d., and on Ayson of Id. to 2d. per were 588,000 lbs.

hina.-The Commercial Any the mission to China lowance of eight hundred francs per month, with free passage, and Table on the voyage-It is understood they will leave France towards the end of the Month.-Galingnani.

The Iron Steamer "Fire Queen" intended to carry Passengers between Calcutta, Perang, and Singapore, is expected to start for Calcutta early in December. She is fine at the extremities, and as finely modelled in accordance with the most improved principles of naval architecture-She promises to be very fast and safe, and at the

Sir J. Shaw. We regret to announce the death, of Sir James Shaw., Bart, late Chamberlain of London, on the 22nd ult., in America-square, aged 89.

The Bishop of Lichfield.-The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lichfield died at Clifton on the 11th ult. Major General Sir J. O'Halloran expired at an early hour the 3d inst. at his Town Residence in Con- naught Square. Lady M.C, Bentinck Sister of the Duke of Portland, Captain F. R. Ellis 41st Native Infantry. Honorable E. Villiers, at Nice.

Sailed for Hongkong per Palmyra, Campbell-Capt. Farquharson Barrack Master, Mr. Pett ordinance Sto- re Keeper, Mrs. Pett and seven children, Mr. and Mrs. Bates and Infant, Deputy Store Keeper, Mr. Tetley 1st clerk, Mr. Foord clerk, Mrs. Foord, Mr. Rees, clerk of the Works, Mrs. Rees and 3 children, Mr. Pack clerk of the Works, Mr. Cargil clerk, Mr. Ollis Foreman of Works, Mrs. Olis, Mr. Burgoyne, Mrs. Burgoyne and five children, Mr. Ilbery,-Ibid.

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THE FRIEND OF. CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON. THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under: 1ST.--On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND. On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, be charged.

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid. Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy..

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to ?an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & CO.; Macao, 1st August, 1843.

DIROM & Co.

NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gistav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had.

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

A. H. FRYER

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS,-Par d?cision consulaire en date d' aujourd'hu Mr. CHALLAYE ?leve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de France en Chine. COMTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1842. AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi- ne, sunt pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja attribu? ou qui pourront l'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se faireinserire sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en so pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?te, o? ils d?clarerunt, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte de leur quadi? de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l' art. 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, l' acceptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de foncti- ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France.

CONTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst. and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounts within the same period to Mr. J. B. Pain in whose name the business from this date will be conducted. J. B. PAIN & Co. Victoria, January, 1st 1844. NOTICE.

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong asBuilders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresed to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

NOTICE.

N. DUUS.

The following packages addressed to the Officers and Messes of H. M and H. E. I. C's Regts serving during the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned. 3 packages. Cap. F. Cotton Engineers

H. M. 98th Regt. Ilderton Sir W.Mc.Gregor Bart, 18

FOR LIVERPOOL.. THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton. Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice.

Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Burque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. or passage apply to Captain Buckle on BENJAMIN SEARE.

For freight board, o

Canton.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oukum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- rack, Bengal Caitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Ricc, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Piteh; a variety of other articles. At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. FOR SALE-Ghee, Paints and Paint Uil. Beer in Hhds.

At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843. TO LET. THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises For particulars apply to Framjee Jemse:jee, Macao, or HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER &Co. FOR SALE.

1 do.

R. I. 2

Mess.

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Col. A. B. Dyco

41

do. do. do.

39

Cap. Badwood

Madras Eugineers 1

do.

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do.

do.

11

1. F. Erskin

2nd. Regt N. I. I

do.

11

F. S. Dewberrey H. M. 55th

1

do.

THE well known Lorcha DODGE. Apply to

1. C. Shaw

Engineers

1

do.

19

R. S. Dobbic"

39th Regt.

1

do.

22

Sergt. Maj. Wards

2

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F. Welch

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ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria, 26th December, 1843. TO LET.

The parties to whom the packages are addressed aro TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 requested to make application for them. Bales of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each.

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions aived and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Gedown, and eng yo sucedeaza Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire.

apply to

N. DUUS. Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha- ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And notice is.hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment,

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

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N. DUUS.

. FOR SALE. THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. London.

Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry In wood and bottle. Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne, Apply to LINDSAY & Co.

Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases.

Sherry do.

Cluret do.

do, do.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriu, 22nd November, 1943.

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Viet oria, 22nd November, 1843,

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees FOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal, Singapore 20th October 1843.

IN refrance to the ukove Notice the Undersingned is authored by Power of Attorney. to act for the above nan d Trustees an requests immediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice,

Vietorin, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

Apply to

GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE few Cwt. of prime English Cheese. at moderate prices; also Pickles, Sauces, Mustard, &c. by MI. H. J. CARR. Nemesis Tavern,

Victoria, 18th January, 1814.

Apply to

A McCULLOCH 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843. FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Lisbon; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chablis; Cortaillod; Cider; pule and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Cundles; Blacking: Table covers; Sauces; Oil; Mustard; Pins; l'atent Hat guards; Nails and Tacks of sizes; best French corks; Cheese; Pocket compasses; Carpenter's tools &c. &c. apply to

J. C. POWER.

Victoria, 13th January, 1844. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise JOHN RITSON.

& Co. to.

Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co. LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New. gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues- day and Saturday.

PRICE Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1843.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

VOL. III. No. 103.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY..

VICTORIA, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3RD, 1844.

PRICE 12 per annum.

NOTIFICATION-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be, discontinued from this date, but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1812. J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. The following Order by the Honorable Major General D'AGUILAR C. B. Comman- ding Her Majesty's Forces in China, is published for General information. By Order, RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

. By order,

CONTRACT FOR WORKS. Sealed Tenders will be received until the Tenth of February next at Nobu from Persons will- ing to contract for forming streets, building se- wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at this Office after the 3rd of February. A. T. GORDON, Land officer.

Haus of

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONGKONG GAZETTE SHIPPING LIST.

VOL 1.

VICTORIA JANUARY 30TH, 1844.

No 5.

List of Vessels in Victoria Harbour. Homanjee Bomanjee, Mercury, Jardine [Recg. ships]; Sarah; General Wood; Isabella [Hulk]; Louisa; Ino Dalton; Lynx; Euphrates; Elora; Carib; Fortescue; Mary Bullmer; Sylph; Oriental; Ds. of Northumberland; Hope: Zephyr, [Am.]; Emperor; Petrel; Emerald Isle. HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS.

Agincourt, Rear Admiral Sir Thos. Cochrane, C. B. Capt. Bruce. H. M. S. Castor Capt. Graham.

Minden, Captain Quin, Hospital Ship.

H. M. Str. Driver, Commander Hayes R. N.

H. M. Str. Proserpine Commander Hough R. N. Troop Ship Sapphire, Master Commanding, J. R. Fittock.

JANUARY, 1844.

27th Petrel,

29th Emerald Isle,

JANUARY, 1844. 27th Henry Pratt, Marmion,

12

Sri Singapore,

Louisa,

31

Orrissa,

ARRIVALS.

Pruen, Curling,

DEPARTURES.

Macao,

Sydney.

Keene,

Garard,

Forgan,

Manila. Whampoa. Macao and Bombay.

Smith,

Singapore. Whampoa.

Emperor

on

REPORTED TO SAIL. 30th January.

John Dalton,

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Louisa,

19

50

Euphrates, Carib,

29

33

19

39

29th Queen Mab.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE

PASSENGERS pes Emerald Isle, Messrs. Frazer, Smith, Fielder, and

Mitchell.

There being an insurrection of the Natives of New Zealand the Ship Emerald Lle proceeded from Hobart Torwn with 100 Rank and file of H. M. 99th Regt. but on arrival finding that no immediato attack wasintended on the Town, proceeded to Sydney with the Troops that being their original destination.

Hon'blo. the Governor General of India, in Counett, for two Lacs of Company's Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Repu- blican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Trea sury. The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the dollars.

daw ndi non By order,

and busignol be CHAS, E. STEWART. duob on Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House,

Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

Jan 1014.

ONDENCE.

of China." nsk whether there has

s been placed under my friends, sident in such procedure on the

it home.-I ask for

same time to carry a fair cargo.-Her bottom platos are so thick that seen on the Stocks, she re- sembles a clinker built Wooden Vessel.-She is upwards of 500 Tons burden and will have engi nes of 200 horse power-her engines are upon the "direct action" principle, the Cylinders placed diagonally and occupying only a small part of the vessel leaving a space between them and the sides, available to carry a large supply. Her Decks, Paddle Boxes and in fact the whole of her Wood work is of East Indian Teak-Her bottom plate's are all three quarter of an inch in thickness, and no plates less that three eights of an inch have been used in her at all; in addittion to which she will be tied to gether with diagonal braces through out her whole length. The Cabins are large and airy and well adapted for the climate, being framed with open jalousies which will all allow a free cir- culation of air through out. She will be handsome-

appeace in your Paper datedly rigged as a schooner, and will carry two twelve Pounder and two six Pounder Guns.-Ibid

ament Notification" an

correctly, would almost Excellency Sir Henry Legislative Council has doubts upon the subject o shall for the purpo. nances made by virtue of deemed and taken to bo overnment Notification, her Brittanic Majes. Emperor of China, and ben specially included. the seventh year of the

f China"

itled "an act for the acta resorting to China" rintendent of Trade and ive Council of that Co. my guilty person whe- without the sanction of

tained.

(belonging as I believe place. Over which the her soldiers to guard and

ther some mistako must Laws of Nations, or the ve taken upon themsel- 1ot believe the British Go.

so nationally an illegal ill sanction on the re-

outrage upon a friendly ave the honor to remain, Your Obt. Servant, P. P.

The Batta, money arising from the ranson of Can- ton, will be paid in the course of the ensuing month, orders havo Aready been issued to the Treasury, to make the necessary arrangements for its distribution. This gratuity he already been paid to the forces in India, who were employed in the expedition. Dis. appointment is naturally felt at the limited amount which falls to the share of the gallant Captors, as it hardly exceeds a tithe of that which has been recejy. ed from the Citizens of Canton.-India News.

We observe from the Belgian Papers, that instruc- tions had been sent to the Agent of that Country at Singapore, to proceed to the Ports of China, (stipulated

to be opened on the British Treaty,) and make arran- gements to carry on Trade. The Americans from the accounts recently received are already ship Ang lar- gely for China. Fold.

It is expected that Lieut. Col. Malcolm, Secretary of Legation in China, Who lately arrived with the ratified Treaty, will receive the honour of Knighthcod with the decoration of K. C. B.-Ibid.

There is a rumour that Sir Richard Jenkins G. C. B. has been appointed Governor of Hongkong.-Ibid

In looking over the China Papers, received by the Thalia, we remark the following as the proportionate ay the 2nd October numbers of foreign Shipping in the Chinnse Waters, ber. Those marked British 85, American 6, Hamburgh 2, Swedish 1, o by the Hindostan, Spanish 3, Siamese 1. Not one French Ship! The ex- oxes recovered from tension of the privileges conceded to British Trade do on the afternoon of not seem to be requisite for either the French or the ntained in 65 boxes, Americans in the present state of their commerce, and reeeded 50,000. By we shall be much surprized, if the Chinese should yield of them was delivered them what they are evidently very reluctant to grant newspapers, however, to us. The four new Ports of Foochow, Ningpo, livered next day. A Amoy, and Shanghai are not yet open, because the hore from the wreck.pperial Government has not provided Oficers for render their delivery

7 arrived at the Mo- DEATHS-Rear-Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar, K ght of the 12th, but C. B. and K. C. H.-The above gallani admiral ex." he Postoffice regula-pired on the 9th Oct., at Carlogie Cottage, his seat, til 20 minutes past 9 in Aberdeenshire, at the age of 71. ingapore Free Press.

merican sailing pac- port of London, and d States, are for the mpton. The alterat- in consequence of a h will be effected in

ay, 2.000 packages passed. The total ered. The auctions cline on Congou and Suchong of Id., and on Hyson of Id. to 2d. per were 588,000 lbs.- China-The Commercial pany the mission to China

on to our 10 hallowance of eight hundred francs per month, with free passage, and Table on the voyage-It is understood they will leave France towards the end of the Month.-Galing nani.

The Iron Steamer "Fire Queen" intended to carry Passengers between Calcutta, Penang, and Singapore, is expected to start for Calcutta early in December. She is fine at the extremities, and as finely modelled in accordance with the most improved principles of naval architecture-She promises to be very fast and safe, and at the

Sir J. Perring died at Southwold on the 15th Oct., in his 49th year. He was the eldest son of the late Sir J. Perring, banker and alderman of the city of London, and Lord Mayor in 1808. He married, 1819, the sister of Sir Matthew Wood, and relict of George Stoddart, Esq., of Mount-street, Grosvenor Square; and, dying without male issue, he is succeeded in his title by his brother, The Rev. Philip, now Sir Philip Perring, who married, 1825, the daughter of the late H. Boe, Esq.

Sir J. Shaw. We regret to announce the death, of Sir James Shaw., Bart, late Chamberlain of London, on the 22nd ult., in America-square, aged 89.

The Bishop of Lichfield.-The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lichfield died at Clifton on the 11th ult. Major General Sir J. O'Halloran expired at an early hour the 3d inst. at his Town Residence in Con- naught Square. Lady M.C, Bentinck Sister of the Duke of Portland, Captain F. R. Ellis 41st Native Infantry. Honorable E. Villiers, at Nice.

Sailed for Hongkong per Palmyra, Campbell-Capt. Farquharson Barrack Master, Mr. Pett ordinance Sto- re Keeper, Mrs. Pett and seven children, Mr. and Mrs. Bates and Infant. Deputy Store Keeper, Mr. Tetley 1st clerk, Mr. Foord clerk, Mrs. Foord, Mr. Rees, clerk of the Works, Mrs. Rees and 3 children, Mr. Pack clerk of the Works, Mr. Cargil clerk, Mr. Ollis Foreman of Works, Mrs. Olis, Mr. Burgoyne, Mrs. Burgoyne and five children, Mr. Ilbery,-Ibid.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under: 1ST.--On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 4 per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will 3be charged. and for 3 months,

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

Premium be paid.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy..

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843.

THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER

& Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried ou here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; DIROM & Co.

Macao, st August, 1843. NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, aud Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843.

NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzio has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

LECKIE & Co.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had.

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

A. H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions Tecured and store in spacious airy and secure Brick todowns situated 18, and 50 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire.

apply to

N. DUUS.

Goods received and sold on Commission 18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha- ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins- tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or Jetter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment,

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb- ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them

on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees

Singapore 20th October 1843.

IN refrance to the ukove Notice the Undersingned is authored by Power of Attorney, to act for the above nan d Trustees an requests immediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice,

Vietoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS,-Par d?cision consulaire en date d' aujourd'hu Mr. CHALLAVE ?leve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de France en Chine. CONTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1842. AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi. ne, sunt pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja attribu?, ou qui pourront l'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se fairainscrire sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en se pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?t?, o? ils d?clarerunt, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte de leur qualit? de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l' art. 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, l'acceptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de foncti ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France.

COMTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst. and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their acconate within the same w name the bu

Victoria,.

MESSRS.

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FOR SALE few Cwt. of prime English Cheese. at moderate prices; also Pickles, Sauces, Mustard, &c. by MI. H. J. CARR. Nemesis Tavern,

Victoria, 18th January, 1814.

FOR LIVERPOOL

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton.

Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start t

Huwara & Castle, New gate St.

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NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be, discontinued from this date, but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. The following Order by the Honorable Major General D'AGUILAR C. B. Comman- ding Her Majesty's Forces in China, is published for General information.

By Order, RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

GENERAL ORDER

By The Honorable Major General D'Aguilar C. B. &c. &c. &c. Victoria, 24 February, 1844.

THE Major General Commanding calls the par- ticular attention of the Troops serving in China to the Government Notification which has been pu- blished in the Hongkong Gazette of the 30th ulto. The Major General considers the subject of this Notification to be a very grave one, and one which involves not only a question of discipline, but the direct infraction of the 6th article of the Supplementary Treaty, which was duly promul- gated on the 18th of October last, and to which all subjects of her Majesty, tnore especially those holding Her Majesty's Commission, are bound by their allegiance and loyalty to their Sovereign to give implicit adhesion and respect.

. By order,

CONTRACT FOR WORKS. Sealed Tenders will be received until the Tenth of February next at Noon from Persons will- ing to contract for forming streets, building se- wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at this Office after the 3rd of February. A. T. GORDON, Land officer.

Land Office, 26th January, 1844. ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the "Friend of China."

Sir,

same time to carry a fair cargo.-Her bottom plates are so thick that seen on the Stocks, she re- sembles a clinker built Wooden Vessel.-She is upwards of 500 Tons burden and will have engi nes of 200 horse power-her engines are upon the "direct action" principle, the Cylinders placed diagonally and occupying only a small part of the vessel-leaving a space between them and the sides, available to carry a large supply. Her Decks, Paddle Boxes and in fact the whole of her Wood work is of East Indian Teak-Her bottom plate's are all three quarter of an inch in thickness, and been used in her at all; in addittion to which she no plates less that three eights of an inch have will be tied to gether with diagonal braces through "As a Portuguese subject, allow me to ask whether were has out her whole length. The Cabins are large and been any cession of Macho, by which it has been placed under airy and well adapted for the climate, being framed British dominion. I, together with all my friends, weident in with open jalousies which will all allow a free cir- that Colony are entirely unaware of any such procedure of the culation of air through out. She will be handsome- part of our Government, either here, or at home. I ask for the ly rigged as a schooner, and will carry two twelve information, on account of the appearance in your Paper dated January 30th under the heading Government Notification" an Pounder and two six Pounder Guns.-Ibid article which if I interpret its meaning correctly, would almost warrant me in such a conclusion. He Excellency Sir Henry The Batta money arising from the ranson of Can- Pottinger Bart. with the saction of your Legislative Council haston, will be paid in the course of the ensuing month, therein declared as follows. orders have ready been issued to the Treasury, to make the necessary arrangements for its distribution. This gratuity has already been paid to the forces in India, who were employed in the expedition. Dis- appointment is naturally felt at the limited amount which falls to the share of the gallant Captors, as it hardly exceeds a tithe of that which has been recejy- from the Citizens of Canton.-India News.

No. 4" And for the prevention of doubts upon the subject "bo it enacted that the Peninsula of Macao shall for the purpo. "ges of this ordinance, and all other ordinances made by virtue of "the Power hereinbefore mentioned, be deemed and taken to bo "within the dominions of the Emperor of China"

Now it is further declared, in this Government Notification, that the Law of England shall extend to all her Brittanic Majes. It would appear that in defiance of that article tys subjects within the dominions of the Emperor of China, and Macao as has been before observed hasbeen specially included.ed a party of English Officers have proceeded from Allow me to ask. does the act passed in the soventh year of the Amoy to the City of Chang-chow-foo, and that reign of her Majesty Queen Victoria intitled "an aus China" His Excellency the Governor General of the Fo-better government of her Majestys subjects resorting to China" kien and Chekiang provinces, has protested in delegate power or authority to the Superintendent of Trade and Governor of Hongkong, with the Legislative Council of that Co. strong language against this Infraction of the Trea-lony, to indict, try, punish, or acquit, any guilty person whe- ty between the Two Countries. British at Macao, without the sanction of the Portuguese government being first obtained. If no cession of the Colony of Macan (belonging as I believe at prosent in the Portuguese, is taken place. Over which the Portuguese fing still continues to fly, and her soldiers to guard and protect, it must be self evident that either some mistake must have been made through ignorance of the Laws of Nations, or the British anthorities in Hongkong must have taken upon themsel. ves a most unwarranted license, as I cannot believe the British Go. vernment could have included Macao in so nationally an illegal

The Major General is not at this moment aware whether these Officers belonged to the Navy or Army, but if to the latter, it will be the Major Ge neral's painful duty to visit them with the most se- rious consequences as well as animadversion. The Major General is willing yet to hope that some great mistake or misunderstanding has given rise to the irregularity complained ofHe cannot bring himself to think it possible that any British Officer would wilfully infringe an Engagement of any kind, and least of all, so solemn an Enga- gement entered into by His Sovereign.

He will wait therefore with anxiety the Ex- planation of the parties, but till this arrives, he deems it right to lose no time in giving the fullest publicity to his sentiments upon the general question.

The Major General is perfectly determined while he holds this Command, to maintain the Ho- nor of the Queen's Government and to preserve inviolate the Treaty ratified under Her Majesty's Sign manual.

act, nor am I willing to conclude, they will sanction on the re-

power.

ceipt of the "Notification" so gross an outrage upon a friendly I have the honor to remain, Your Obt. Servant, P. P.

We observe from the Belgian Papers, that instruc- tions had been sent to the Agent of that Country at Singapore, to proceed to the Ports of China, (stipulated to be opened on the British Treaty,) and make arran gements to carry on Trade. The Americans from the accounts recently received are already ship Ang lar- gely for China-Fold.

It is expected that Lieut. Col. Malcolm, Secretary of Legation in China, Who lately arrived with the ratified Treaty, will receive the honour of Knighthcod with the decoration of K. C. B.-Ibid.

There is a rumour that Sir Richard Jenkins G. C. B. has been appointed Governor of Hongkong-Ibid

In looking over the China Papers, received by the Thalia, we remark the following as the proportionate numbers of foreign Shipping in the Chinnse Waters, British 85, American 6, Hamburgh 2, Sweedish 1, Spanish 3, Siamese 1. Not one French Ship! The ex- tension of the privileges conceded to British Trade do not seem to be requisite for either the French or the Americans in the present state of their commerce, and we shall be much surprized, if the Chinese should yield them what they are evidently very reluctant to grant to us. The four new Ports of Foochow, Ningpo, Amoy, and Shanghai are not yet open, because the prided 0.cers for the regulations of the Trade in them.

Hongkong, February 2d, 184. Letters and papers from Bombay the 2nd October reached London on 6th November. Those marked "Falmouth" by this mail, and also by the Hindostan, together with the contents of two boxes recovered from the wreck of the Memnon, arrived on the afternoon of 19th November. They were contained in 65 boxes, and the number of letters along exceeded 50,000. By great exertions the London portion of them was delivered in the course of the evening. The newspapers, however, were unavoidably detained to be delivered next day. A of the Memnon, have been distributed Several, however, are so defaced by the sea water as to render their delivery impossible. The Great Liverpool arrived at the Mo DEATHS-Rear-Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar, K therbank at 10 o'clock on the night of the 12th, but C. B. and K. C. H.-The above gallant admiral ex-" through some bad management of the Postoffice regula-pired on the 9th Oct., at Carlogie Cottage, his seat, tions her mails were not landed until 20 minutes past 9 in Aberdeenshire, at the age of 71. o'clock the following morning.-Singapore Free Press. Sir J. Perring died at Southwold on the 15th Oct., in his 49th year. He was the eldest son of the late A report is prevalent that the American sailing pac- Sir J. Perring, banker and alderman of the city of kets, which sail monthly from the port of London, and London, and Lord Mayor in 1808. He married, 1819, call at Portsmouth, for the United States, are for the the sister of Sir Matthew Wood, and relict of George The Honorable Company's Steam Frig-future to be dispatched from Southampton. The alterat- Stoddart, Esq., of Mount-street, Grosvenor Square; ate "Sesortris" will be despatched for Bombay on the 15th Instant and the Mails saving of 6300 on each trip, which will be effected in title by his brother, The Rev. Philip, now Sir l'hilip

Individual indicerations such as there and which affect the interests of Two gen Nations, as wort as the character of the army at large, will not be pardoned by him, and it is very desirable at this early period of his Command that the principles on which he is prepared to act should be fully unders- tood by all under his orders. By Command,

Of the Major General Comg. T. EDWARDS. Assistant Adjutant General.

for England and India will be Closed at the Post Office Victoria at 5 o'clock P. M on the 14th Instant.

By Order, RICHARD WOOSNAM... Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1814.

Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China on the Right Hon'blo. the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Company's Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Repu- blican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Trea- sury. The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the dollars.

lowed one By order,

and bananol ba. CHAS, E. STEWART. *.duobu Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

ion, it appears, is about to be made in consequence of a and, dying without male issue, he is succeeded in his consequence.-Monthly Times.

The Tea sales concluded to-day, 2.000 packages having found buyers out of 4,800 passed. The total sold is 6,000 out of 17,400 offered. The auctions have gone off very flatly at a decline on Congou and Twankay of d. per lb., on Pouchong of Id., and on plain orange Pekoe and young Hyson of Id to 2d. per ib. The deliveries last week were 538,000 lbs. Monthly Times.

The French Embassy to China.-The Commercial Delegates who are to accompany the mission to China nre it is stated, to have an allowance of eight hundred francs per month, with free passage, and Table on the voyage-It is understood they will leave France towards the end of the Month.-Galingnani.

The Iron Steamer "Fire Queen" intended to carry Passengers between Calcutta, Penang, and Singapore, is expected to start for Calcutta early in December. She is fine at the extremitics, and as finely modelled in accordance with the most improved principles of naval architecture-She promises to be very fast and safe, and at the

Perring, who married, 1825, the daughter of the late H. Boe, Esq.

Sir J. Show.-We regret to announce the death, of Sir James Shaw., Bart, late Chamberlain of London, on the 22nd ult., in America-square, aged 89.

The Bishop of Lichfield.-The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lichfield died at Clifton on the 11th ult.

Major General Sir J. O'Halloran expired at an early hour in the 3d inst. at his Town Residence in Cou- naught Square. Lady M.C, Bentinck Sister of the Duke of Portland, Captain F. R. Ellis 41st Native Infantry. Honorable E. Villiers, at Nice.

Sailed for Hongkong per Palmyra, Campbell-Capt. Farquharson Barrack Master, Mr. Pett ordinance Sto- re Keeper, Mrs. Pett and seven children, Mr. and Mrs. Bates and Iufant, Duty Store Keeper, Mr. Tetley Ist clerk, Mr. Foord clerk, Mrs. Foord, Mr. Rees, clerk of the Works, Mrs. Rees and 3 children, Mr. lack clerk of the Works, Mr. Cargil clerk, Mr. Ollis Foreman of Works, Mrs. Ollis, Mr. Burgoyne, Mrs. Burgoyne and five children, Mr. Ilbery.-Ibid.

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THE FRIEND OF. CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under: 1ST.--On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 4 per cent. per annum, 2ND. On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, 3be charged. Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten

either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid. Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy..

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 19th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER

& Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own limitation on the 81st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried ou here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; DIROM & Co. Macao, st August, 1843.

NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843.

NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzio has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

LECKIE & Co.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had.

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

A. H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions Teloved dad carefulsored in spacione piserd secure Brick Godowns sitanted-19, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire.

apply to

Goods received and sold on Commission 18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS,-Par d?cision consulaire en date d' aujour d'hu Mr. CHALLATE ?leve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de France en Chine. CONTE DE RATTI.MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1842. que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi- ne, sunt pr?venus q Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja attribu?, ou qui pourront P'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se faireinscrire sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en ee pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?t?, o? ils d?clarerunt, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte de leur quodi de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l' art. 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, l'acceptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de foncti. ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France.

CONTE DE RATTIMENTON.

NOTICE.-The Partnership lately existing under the name or firm of J. B. Pain & Co, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, all persons having claims against the firm are requested to prefer them on or before the 31st inst. and all parties indebted to the same are required to make payment of their accounte within the same period to name the bus

Victoria, J

MESSRS.

having co Contractors &

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Hongkong, 150

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FOR LIVERPOOL

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton." Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start

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NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins- tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the said Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them, signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Moss are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their claims. And notice is.hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said Indenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment,

Macao, 1 January,

AT THE GODO Port Wine, in

Sherry do. Cluret do. HEN Victoriu, 22nd Nov FO

FIVE SUPERIOR 1 Harness &c, complete, Drawing Room Fur App HENRY

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb-wood ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees

Singapore 20th October 1843.

IN reference to the above Notice the Undersingned is authorced by Power of Attorney, to not for the above and Trustees and requests immediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice,

Vietoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

Viet oria, 22nd November,

FOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bil... Jengu... Apply to GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE few Cwt. of prime English Cheese. at moderate prices; also Pickles, Sauces, Mustard, &c. by MI. H. J. CARR. Nemesis Tavern,

Victoria, 18th January, 1844.

gate St.

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NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be, discontinued from this date but all public orders and notifications appearing The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. The following Order by the Honorable Major General D'AGUILAR C. B. Comman- ding Her Majesty's Forces in China, is published for General information.

By Order, RICHARD. WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

GENERAL ORDER

By The Honorable Major General D'Aguilar C. B. &c. &c. &c, Victoria, 2d February, 1844.

THE Major General Commanding calls the par- ticular attention of the Troops serving in China to the Government Notification which has been pu- blished in the Hongkong Gazette of the 30th ulto. The Major General considers the subject of this Notification to be a very grave one, and one which involves not only a question of discipline, but the direct infraction of the 6th article of the Supplementary Treaty, which was duly promul. gated on the 18th of October last, and to which all subjects of her Majesty, more especially those holding Her Majesty's Commission, are bound by their allegiance and loyalty to their Sovereign to give implicit adhesion and respect

By order,

CONTRACT FOR WORKS. Sealed Tenders will be received until the Tenth of February next at Noon from Persons will- ing to contract for forming streets, building se. wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at this Office after the 3rd of February. A. T. GORDON, Land officer.

Sir,

Land Office, 26th January, 1844. ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the "Friend of China." As a Portuguese subject, allow me to ask whether were has been any cession of Macho, by which it has been placed under British dominion. I, together with all my friends, weident in that Colony are entirely unaware of any such procedure on the part of our Government, either here, or at home.-I ask for the information, on account of the appearance in your Paper dated January 30th under the heading Government Notification" an article which if I interpret its meaning correctly, would almost warrant me in such a conclusion. He Excellency Sir Henry Pottinger Bart. with the saction of your Legislative Council has therein declared as follows.

No. 4 And for the prevention of doubts upon the subject "bo it enanted that the Peninsula of Macao shall for the purpo. "ees of this ordinance, and all other ordinances made by virtue of the Power hereinbefore mentioned, be deemed and taken to bo "within the dominions, of the Emperor of China

same time to carry a fair cargo. Her bottom plates are so thick that seen on the Stocks, she ze- sembles a clinker built Wooden Vessel. She is upwards of 500 Tons burden and will have engi nes of 200 horse power-her engines are upon the "direct action" principle, the Cylinders placed diagonally and occupying only a small part of the vessel leaving a space between them and the sides, available to carry a large supply. Her Decks, Paddle Boxes and in fact the whole of her Wood work is of East Indian Teak-Her bottom plates are all three quarter of an inch in thickness, and been used in her at all; in addition to which she no plates less that thee eights of an inch have will be tied to gether with diagonal braces through out her whole length. The Cabins are large and airy and well adapted for the climate, being framed with open jalousies which will all allow a free cir- culation of air through out. She will be handsome- ly rigged as a schooner, and will carry two twelve Pounder and two six Pounder Guns.-Ibid

The Batta money arising from the ranson of Can- ton, will be paid in the course of the ensuing month, orders have ready been issued to the Treasury, to make the necessary arrangements for its distribution. This gratuity has already been paid to the forces in India, who were employed in the expedition. Di- appointment is naturally felt at the limited amount which falls to the share of the gallant Captors, as it hardly exceeds a tithe of that which has been recejy- from the Citizens of Canton.-India News.

We observe from the Belgian Papers, that instruc- tions had been sent to the Agent of that Country at Singapore, to proceed to the Ports of China, (stipulated to be opened on the British Treaty,) and make arran- gements to carry on Trade. The Americans from the accounts recently received are already ship Ang lar- gely for Chim. Frid.

Now it is further declared, in this Government Notification, that the Law of England shall extend to all her Brittanic Mujes It would appear that in defiance of that article tys subjects within the dominions of the Emperor of China, and Macao as has been before observed hasbeen specially included.ed party of English Officers have proceeded from Amoy to the City of Chang-chow-foo, and that low me to nak. does the act passed in the soventh year of the reign of her Majesty Queen Victoria entitled "an act for tho His Excellency the Governor General of the Fo-better government of her Majestys subjects resorting to China" kien and Chekiang provinces has protested in delegate power or authority to the Superintendent of Trade and Governor of Hongkong, with the Legislative Council of that Co. strong language against this Infraction of the Trea- lony, to indict, try, punish, or acquit, any guilty person who- ty between the Two Countries. hom ve ther British or not, at Macao, without the sanction of The Major General is not at this moment aware the Portuguese government being first obtained. whether these Officers belonged to the Navy or If no cession of the Colony of Macan (belonging as I believe prosent in the Portuguese, is taken place. Over which the Army, but if to the latter, it will be the Major Ge Portuguese flag still continues to fly, and her soldiers to guard and neral's painful duty to visit them with the most se protect, it must be self evident that either some mistake mist have been made through ignorance of the Laws of Nations, or tho rious consequences as well as animadversion. British anthosities in Hongkong must have taken upon themtsol. ves a most unwarranted license, as I cannot believe the British Go- vernment could have included Macao in so nationally an illegal act, nor am I willing to conclude, they will sanction on the re- ceipt of the "Notification" so gross an outrage upon a friendly I have the honor to remain,

The Major General is willing yet to hope that some great mistake or misunderstanding has given rise to the irregularity complained of He cannot bring himself to think it possible that any British Officer would wilfully infringe an Engagement of any kind, and least, of all, so solemn an Enga- gement entered into by His Sovereign.

He will wait therefore with anxiety the Ex- planation of the parties, but, till this arrives, he deems it right to lose no time in giving the fullest publicity to his sentiments upon the general question.

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Your Obt. Servant, P. P.

It is expected that Lieut. Col. Malcolm, Secretary of Legation in Ching, Who lately arrived with the ratified Treaty, will receive the honour of Knighthood with the decoration of K. C. B.-Ibid.

There is a rumour that Sir Richard Jenkins G. C. B. has been appointed Governor of Hongkong-Ibid

Hongkong, February 2d, 1844. In looking over the China Papers, received by the Thalia, we remark the following as the proportionate Letters and papers from Bombay the 2nd October numbers of foreign Shipping in the Chinnse Waters, reached London on 6th November. Those marked British 85, American 6, Hamburgh 2, Seeedish 1, "Falmouth" by this mail, and also by the Hindostan, Spanish 3, Siamese 1. Not one French Ship! The ex- together with the contents of two boxes recovered from tension of the privileges conceded to British Trade do The Major General is perfectly determined the wreck of the Memnon, arrived on the afternoon of not seem to be requisite for either the French or the while he holds this Command, to maintain the Ho- 18th November. They were contained in 65 boxes, Americans in the present state of their commerce, and nor of the Queen's Government and to preserve and the number of letters along exceeded 50,000. By we shall be much surprized, if the Chinese should yield inviolate the Treaty ratified under. Her Majesty's great exertions the London portion of them was delivered them what they are evidently very reluctant to grant in the course ofthe evening. The newspapers, however, to us. The four new Ports of Foochow, Ningpo, Sign manual. were unavoidably detained to be delivered next day. A Amoy, and Shanghai are not yet open, because the Individual tndiscretione sach as these, and which affect the interests of Two great Nations, as well great number of letters, wasted ashore oil dre wreck hoperial Government he not provided 0.5eers for as the character of the army at large, will not be of the Memnon, have been distributook Several, however, the regulations of the Trade in them. Tout. are so defaced by the sea water as to render their delivery pardoned by him, and it is very desirable at this impossible. The Great Liverpool arrived at the Mo- DEATHS-Rear-Admiral Sir Arthur Farquhar, K early period of his Command that the principles on therbank at 10 o'clock on the night of the 12th, but C. B. and K. C. H.-The above gallant admiral ex- which he is prepared to act should be fully unders-through some bad management of the Postoffice regula-pired on the 9th Oct., at Carlogie Cottage, his seat, tood by all under his urders. Bobing tions her mails were not landed until 20 minutes past 9 in Aberdeenshire, at the age of 71. By Command, o'clock the following morning.-Singapore Free Press. Sir J. Perring died at Southwold on the 15th Oct.,

Of the Major General Comg. T. EDWARDS. Assistant Adjutant General.

A report is prevalent that the American sailing pac- kets, which sait monthly from the port of London, and call at Portsmouth, for the United States, are for the future to be dispatched from Southampton. The alterat- ion, it appears, is about to be made in consequence of consequence-Monthly Times.

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in his 49th year. He was the eldest son of the late Sir J. Perring, banker and alderman of the city of London, and Lord Mayor in 1808. He married, 1819, the sister of Sir Matthew Wood, and relict of George Stoddart, Esq., of Mount-street, Grosvenor Square; and, dying without male issue, he is succeeded in his Perring, who married, 1825, the daughter of the late H. Boe, Esq.

The Honorable Company's Steam Frig- ate "Sesertris will be despatched for Bombay on the 15th Instant and the Mails saving of 300 on each trip, which will be effected in title by his brother, The Rev. Philip, now Sir Philip

for England and India will be Closed at the Post Office Victoria at 5 o'clock P. M on the 14th Instant.

By Order, on co RICHARD WOOSNAM... Government House, Victoria, il n Hongkong, 1st February, 1814.

Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China on the Right Hon'ble. the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Company's Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Repu- blican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Trea- sury. The Bille will be delivered on receipt of the dollars. Calabo od no asil By ordendo

anyd sbunggol bas CHAS E. STEWARTE duob es Treasurer and Financial Secretary Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

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The Tea sales concluded to-day, 2.000 packages having found buyers out of 4,800 passed. The total Bold is 6,000 out of 17,400 offered. The auctions have gone off very flatly at a decline on Congou and Twankay of d. per lb., on Pouchong of Id., and on plain orange Pekoe and young Hyson of Id to 2d. per Ib. The deliveries last week were 538,000 lbs. Monthly Times.

The French Embassy to China. The Commercial Delegates who are to accompany the mission to China are it is stated, to have an allowance of eight hundred francs per month, with free passage, and Table on the voyage-It is understood they will leave France towards the end of the Month.-Galingnani.

The Iron Steamer "Fire Queen" intended to carry Passengers between Calcutta, Penang, and Singapore, is expected to start for Calcutta early in December. She is fine at the extremities, and as finely modelled in accordance with the most improved principles of aval architecture-She promises to be very fast and safe, and at the

Sir J. Show. We regret to announce the death, of Sir James Shaw., Bart, late Chamberlain of London, on the 22nd ult., in America-square, aged 89.

The Bishop of Lichfield. The Right Rev, the Lord Bishop of Lichfield died at Clifton on the 11th ult. Major General Sir J. O'Halloran expired at an early hour the 3d inst. at his Town Residence in Con- naught Square. Lady M.C. Bentinck Sister of the Duke of Portland, Captain F. R. Ellis 41st Native Infantry. Honorable E. Villiers, at Nice.

Sailed for Hongkong per Palmyra, Campbell-Capt. Farquharson Barrack Muster, Mr. Pett ordinance Sto- re Keeper, Mrs. Pett and seven children, Mr. and Mrs. Bates and Infant, Deputy Store Keeper, Mr. Tetley 1st clerk, Mr. Foord clerk, Mrs. Foord, Mr. Rees, clerk of the Works, Mrs. Rees and 3 children, Mr. Pack clerk of the Works, Mr. Cargil clerk, Mr. Ollis Foreman of Works. Mrslis, Mr. Burgoyne, Mrs. Burgoyne and five children, Mr. Libery.-Ibid.

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The marriage of J. Matheson, Esq., M.P., and Miss M. A. Percival, of Edinburgh, was solemnized on the 9thrinst. A grand dinner was given at Ashburton, in honour of the happy event.-Ibid.

It is difinitively settled in Paris, that an expedition on a large scale, shall be immediately dispatched to China, and we pergieve the appointments have already been made. The French Papers state that the Am- bassador.with his extensive suite,purposes immediately to install himself at Pekin-but we fear he calculates without his host, forgetting that they have first to obtain permission. They are to touch, on their way out, at many Ports, and calculate that the yoyage will be completed in about six months. The following is a list of the appointments already made M. de Lagre- n?e, Ambassador. M. Ferri?res. Secretar to the Embassay. M. Marv Monge. (Grandson of the ilustrious Savant) and M. le Marquis d'llarcourt, paid attach?s. M. Delahante (Son of the Reciever general of Lyons) M. le duc de Guiche, and M. de Macdonald, unpaid attach?s, M. Xaxier Raymond, Hostoriographer, M. le docteur Yvan Physician, M. de Lagreneo purposes bringing out with him his fa mily and intends to make a long sojourn in China. We are sorry to observe that there has been a Hur. ricane in Florida U. S. which has destroyed a great part of the Town of Fort L?on.-Forty persons lost their lives-and it is estimated that about $250,000 worth of property has been destroyed.

In India, affairs seem to be going on triumphantly, under the care of Lord Ellenborough, against whom the torrent of prejudice and Billinsgate, we are happy

to see has ceased

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE SAILED.

For China.-Oct. 16, Ann Jane; 26, John Bibbly, Liverpool 27, James Matheson. Nov. 2, Willimin Hyde; 7 Countess of Durs ARRIVED.

It will be seen from these documents, that what || ever international Law exists, and especially with a might appear to an unreflecting mind a matter friendly power it is the duty of the stronger to of trivial import, really, and essentially involves, in be the first to avoid committing any aggression the eyes of a people undiscriminating on such upon what has been from time immemoial consti- rangement of the Chinese Government with the points, the credit, and dignity, of the Queen of tuted as The Law of Nations. Concerning the ar- England. Portuguese for the possession of Macao, we have nothing to do. It was ceeded to them by the petuity, and it is therefore as good in tenure as the Chinese for services done, and we believe in per- Island of Hongkong, and as much their property.

Nor does it less behove foreigners, to yield the same unqualified compliance to the provisions of the Treaty, between Great Britain and China, as can legally be exacted from British Subjects.

Ships of other nations may resort to the Chinese Coast, but in so doing they should ever in honor remember, that it was the arms of England won for them a passport,

The War between England and China has no parallel in the world's history. Other wars have had the effect of bringing down some particular King,or Chief to his rival's footstool,-of subjugating for the aggrandizement of one people the posses- sions of an other.

The Campaigns of Great Britain, however, on these Shores,may be viewed as having a far higher, more comprehensive, and nobler tendency. A ten- dency which time alone can develope in all its direct and collateral influences.

A great, ancient, and interesting people, were shut up from their kindred of the human race, by prejudices long considered insuperable. The course of events, which Providence ever controls for some high purpose, led Britain to draw the sword against China, The result has been, not merely the at tajment of national benefits to the conquerers, but the partial opening of the long closed doors of China to the other nations of the earth. Those therefore, who avail themselves of the universal advantages obtained by British influence, should in honor bow to the enactments, which Britain's Representative deems necessary, to preserve ami- cable relations with a still jealous and newly re- conciled poople, To win the confidence of the Chinese, nothing is more indispensable than a ri- gid fulfilment of existing promises. When they nd that the word of a European is really to be believed, that good faith, in short, is an essential From this date the Charges for Printing at the characteristic of the long mistrusted foreigner, Ilongkong Gazette Oflice will be as follows; then, and not till then, may we expect a further removal, and that by friendly hands,of those barriers, the first of which were severed by means of the sword,

ham; 11, Palmyra, Christina

From China.-Oct. 3, Mag of Douro; 4, Diadem; 7, Penang, 3, Devon, Victoria; 11, Susaa; 16, Greenlaw; 24 Abberton: 30 Oriental, Minerva Nov. 1, Emma; 6, Scotland, St, Vincent ; &, Culdee; 9, Inglewood; 10, Equestrian,

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Powers of Attorney

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We cannot but think there must be some mista- as it seems almost incredible that with proper ke in the wording, or otherwise, of this Notification, legal advice, which we are thoroughly aware is at the disposal of government, such an error could be committed. We feel confident it must come eventually before Parliament, who must decide, we again repeat, that this act, is a violation, of esta- blished international Law.

We regret to announce the demise of Assistant Commissary General Irving which took place on the Ist instant, his remains were committed to the grave yesterday evening with Military honours.

By the H. C. S. Sesostris which arrived in this Bay on Tuesday the 29th Inst. at 8 P.M. we have dates and files of Papers to the 15th of November.

The Pelorus Capt. Triggs, bound to China from Calcutta left the Sandheads 23rd November, and after a very fiue run, of only 13 days arrived at Singapore 6th December. She sailed again on the 9th, and for a week after her departure, had nothing but calms, light baffling winds, then a succession of heavy squalls, and gales of wind with a very high tempestuous sea.

On Sunday 24th December, the weather broke, and with the wind about N.N.E., the Ships head was kept to the Eastward, to enable her to weather the London Shoals on the next Tack, and she stood on so all that night, her course being about E+ N. A little before 4 on the morning of Christmas day. and during the Chief Mates watch, she broke off to E.+S, and immediately after struck heavily.-The head yards were thrownaback as quickly as poss ble, in the vain hope of getting her off, but without effect, as she tailed round, and went broadside on, every succeeding roller lifting her further on the reef-When day broke, she was found to be firmly fixed, on a most extensive shoal, having rocks here

The subject we have thus hastily touched upon possesses the gravest interest, and we therefore reiterate, most earnestly, that the Notifications, pu-and there, above water, with breakers as far as the blished with reference to it, should be maturely di- eye could reach, from the Poop, both North aud suc-gested and obeyed-not only by British subjects, South, and as it was evident that there was no but by every friend of commerce and civilization, chance of getting her off, perparations were inade who may visit the Coast of China,

ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month 8 2. longer period, 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser. tion & 1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for lang or short pe riods. Terins may be known an application at the

Office.

For the last few days, we have had several Letters, from all quarters, complaining of the late proceedings of our Government, in the sale of Lands, Many of them are of a violent description, and such as we could never admit into our Columns, Unbiassed by party spirit or any other influence, we are open to the grievances of all, We are ready to admit, that many of our Correspondents, appear to have been harshly treated, but it must always be recollected, that the acts of a local Government, are not absolute. We would recommend more temperate language, than is used, by many of our Correspondents, for such, must always be detrimental even to a good cause. Surely, our fellow Citizens, who feel themselves aggrieved can, jointly, (if unanimity prevail A Novice, A Land holder, and A Sufferer are much amongst them.) appeal, directly to the British Par- perceive that we have noticed, one of his points. With too violent for us too publish. 4 Novice however williament, where their rights, if just, (which we doubt

TERMS; CASH

Victoria, 8th January, 1944.

NOTICES TO CORRESPOND ENTS. We have a rec aux best thanks to Edward Francis Esqr. for his valuable communication. Publicola unter consideration.

to lower the Boats,

The Jolly Boat was first launched and got safely down, and made fast off the Larboard Quarter, where she rude well for some time, but on the floodtide making, broke adrift, and went ashore on the reef, with some difficulty the men were saved, and the boat hoisted in, but the larboard bow was found stove in.-In lowering the Long Boat, a heavy roller came and dashed her against the ships side, before she was put in the water, and her star- board side was knocked in.-The Capt. and Car- penter turned to, to mend her, and during that after- noon and the next day nearly new planked the starboard side, whilst the remainder of the people were occupied in constructing a raft.

That post of them however for whom the Long beat was intended, having declared their desire, rather to reman on the wreck if the Capt. would assistance, This step was adopted while 30 of the lascars preferred starting on the raft, and were proceed to Singapore in the Gig, and return with

respect to the Opium sales in our Bay mentioned by E. Rieve if true, merits the severest reprehension, na-placed in charge of an intelligent Seacunnie, whe

we have nothing to say at present. Vindex.-Too late for publication, if possible in our

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not) must, and will be respected. There is one broached by a correspondent, which we con- mely that a Party had intimation, from persons connected with Government,that they might at the sale of Landse purchase as many lots, as they Ir The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG Wished, and that they would only have to pay 15 per Cent on one years rental of the purchase, of such lots,as they might be desirous of abandoning. We beg to refer our Readers to the letter of a Portuguese signed P.P. On a cursory examina tion of the Government Notification published in our last we did not detect, the error our Local Government has most evidently committed, and we cannot, we regret but concur, in many of the censures of P. P. as we deem them contrary to the Law of Nations as laid down by Vatel and other THE FRIEND OF CHINA, writers, by whose opinions the civilized world is AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. at present guided. We regret extremely to be obliged to differ from the constituted authorities VICTORIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY, 3RD 1844. of our Colony, but in a question involving what is the right of one nation, when opposed to another, Our readers will perceive, froin the Notification particularly the weak, against the strong, we have this day published, by the Hon ble Major General but one course to persue. We have seached for d'Aguilar, that the Military Commander has lost precedents but we find none, and are compelled to no time in following up the prompt and energetic say that we consider P. P. in most of his useerti course of His Excellency the Governor, with re-ous correct, in most of his opinions, in unizon only ference to the late unfortunate visit of certain Bri- with what is considered, as constituting, the only safe standard, of international Law. The Portu- tish Officers to the City of Chang-chow-foo. As public journalists, we deem it our duty to guese may from adverse dircumstances, and civil call the special attention of all classes of men to disunion, be at present weak in power, even at both Notifications. home, and in their Colonies more so. But where

was provided with a Compass, Quadrant, Epitome &c. and capable of navigating with them.

On Thursday 28th in the afternoon the weather being fine, and the water tolerably smooth, the gig was lowered, and run out to a kedge, which Capt. Triggs had himself carried off, on a Catamaran of his onw construction. The necessary provisions were rafted to her, when Capt. Triggs, two Sea Secunnies Thos. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Fran- cis (passengers) with their two Children of three and five years old, and a native Ayal?, all got safely into her, and sail was made. By the Blessing of Divine Providence, they succeeded in reaching Pulo Aor on the following Wednesday, where they obtained fresh water, and a little fruit, and were well treated by the Malays. They left this place in the evening and the following after- noon, landed safely in Singapore, having accoin- plished a voyage of upwards of 800 miles in a small deep loaded boat, during the N E. monsoon on the China Sea-Capt Triggs left Singapore again with the Victoria Steamer on the following Sunday, to proceed to the wreck, and take off the people left there, with any cargo they may be able to save, but had not returned, nor had any thing been heard of the Raft, up to the date of the Ses- ostris departure.

By good observations taken on the wreck, the latitude found was 8. 8. 80 and longitude by Chron. 113, 30 and there appeard no reason to doubt its

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accuracy at Singapore, though no Danger was laid down in this position on either of the two Charts with which Capt. Triggs was provided. From the vessel the extremes of the breakers bore N, N, E, a head, and S, W, by W, asters, the Shoal extending as far as the eye could reach, round by the East, where there was an appearance of low land or sand Bank. Between this and the ship, and running through the Length of the Shoal was a belt of deep water, with apparently an opening to the N, E. The vessel lay on her beam ends, bilged on the Starboard Side, and the Tide ebbing and fol- lowing on her, but with the exception of the false Keel and Gripe, nothing else had started, and as during the N. E. monsoon, she is sheltered by the Reef, there is every probability she will hold to gether for some time, being a very strongly built vessel. The setting in of the S. W. monsoon however, and the consequent sea to which she will be ex- posed, must knock her to pieces, and it is to be hoped all hands will be saved before then. There would remain on board after the departure of the Raft., about Ten Persons, among whom are a Dr. Ledieu, Mr. Robt. Wise, and a Jew merchant, passengers, the remainder being the Officers, Car- penter, and Servants, belonging to the Vessel,

FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. SUMMARY OF ENGLISH NEWS, The Government having decided upon forwarding a lail in conjunction with the return Despatches for China for which the Akbar Steamer is now waiting at Suez, I avail myself of the opportunity to forward you a sketch of the proceedings here since my com inunication of 4th Inst. although the intelligence will not be found very important. Her Majesty has con- tinued at Windsor enjoying the Society of select part. ies of Visitors. On the 9th Inst. being the second Anniversary of the Birth of the Prince of Wales a feu de joje was fired by the Troops stationed at Windsor, and in the evening a Grand Banquet was given in honar of the occasion. On the 10th Her Majesty held a Court of Privy Council at which it was resolved that the meeting of Parliament should be further post- poned from the 14th November instant to the 19th December next. This may be considered tantamount to the further postponement until after the Christmas holidays. At the same Court Mr. Arthur Aston our Minister at the Court of Spain, was presented to the Queen jau his return from Madrid and the Gazette has since informed us that Her Majesty has been pleased to confer on him the honorary destinction, af Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. On the 11th, the Duke and Duchess of Nemours arrived at Woolwich, in the Archimede French Steamer from Calais and were received with all honors. The Royal Carriages being in readiness, they were speedily conveyed to the Great Western Railway terminus, and then to Windsor Castle where they will remain until the latter end of this Mouth, on a visit to their illus-

LONDON 15TH NOVEMBER 1844.

trious relatives.

The Duke of Cambridge, and Sir Robert Peel, have heen amongst the guests honored with presentations to the Castle. A report has been promulgated, that the Duke of Northumberland will shortly resign his Office of Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and that Prince Albert is to be his successor. The Queen Dowager is in much better health than a few months since, Her Majesty has been lately receiving several visitors at Whitley Court, and amongst them Sir Robert and Lady Peel were included. The Prince Alexander of the Netherlands who has been on a visit to this County of Hourly inter nowthe dow primerpar part of wicca he spent iricotland, has taken his departure on his return to Holland. The Gazette of 7th Inst. announces that the Rev. John Lonsdale was nominated for the vacant Bishopric of Lichfield. The magnificent edifice Luton Hoo, Herfordshire one of the seats of the Marquis of Bute was destroyed by Fire on 10th Inst. The magnificent collection of Pictures by the old masters, which were deposited in this Mansion, were saved from the fury of the Flames, but it is feared several of them havebeen much injured by the removal, His Lordships invaluable library was also rescued by the great exertions of the domestics and neighbours, but the loss is estimated at nearly ?100,000. It is not ascertained correctly how the conflagration was caused, but it is conjectured it arose from the carelessness of some Plumbers, who were engaged in repairs of the roof of the Mansion. In re- ference to the affairs of Ireland, I have to inform you that the Grand Jury, to whom the Bills of Iudictment against Mr. O'Connell and his coadjutors was referred after occupying several days in the examination of Witnesses, on the 8th Inst. returned true Bills against all the accused. Much discussion has since taken place between the Counsel for the Crown, and the Defendants, as to various points in the next stage of the proceedings. The judges have given their decision against the Defendants on an application made by their Council to have a copy of the Caption in addi- tion to a copy of the Bill of Iudictment.

It was rumoured that the attorney General intended presenting further Bills against Mr. O'Conuell and some of the other Defendants in the before named charges, and it was even said that the charge of High Treason, was to be made against them, but these fur ther proceedings are said to be abandoned for the pre. sent. A Commission issued by Government for en- quiring into the Law of Land lord and Tenant in Irelarid, at the head of which is the Earl of Dover, is looked

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upon as a very wise and salutary measure, and one from which much good will result. The state of Wales although more quiet is not yet as could be wished, In- cendiary Fires still taking place in several of the villages, The Commission is pursuing its enquiries but as the RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers learned Chief Commissioner considered it most advisa- of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant ble not to permit the presence of Reporters during the Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal investigation, the Public is kept in ignorance of the support he has experienced since his commencement particular greivances detailed to the Board. A special in business, and to inform them that he has lately General Court of the East India Conpany is summo-made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi. ned for 17 Inst. on the application of nine Proprietors, cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He for the purpose of submitting resolutions declaratory further assures them that any commands with which that the late war in Scinde, the dethronement of the he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip Ameers, and seizure of their country, was uncalled for, tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most impolitic, and unjust, and that such steps should be faithfully attended to. forthwith taken, as to cause all practicable repara- tion for the injustice committed and enforce the abando- nment of a line of Policy, inconsistent with good faith, and subsersive of the interests of the British rule in In- dia, The 9 Inst. being Lord Mayors day as it is desig. MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON &c. nated in this City, the usual Grand Entertaiment was Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at given by the Chief magistrate upon commencing his Year of Office. Sir Robert Poel, Lord Lyndhurst, and Whampoa, moured opposite the Orange Grove, a little several other Cabinet Minesters were present, and above Junk river. the Premier was most warmyly received, both on his entrance into Guildhall, and on his health being drunk after Dinner, Mr. Warburton formerly representative of Bridport has been returned to Parliament for Kendal in the room of Mr. W. Wood deceased, This Gentleman is one of the Disciples of Free Trade, and was strongly supported by the leadigg Members of the Anti-Corn law leagne. The Great Liverpool Steamer arrived at Southampton on the 13th with the letters of the present and previous Months, Mails, altogether a bulky freight. This has put the correspondence in a regular train once more, and it is to be hoped that no further disasters will occur for some long time, the inconvenience being very serious to the Mercantile world.

The Gazette of last evening announces the following Diplomatic changes viz Richard Pakenham Esq. to be Ambassador to the United States of America, Henry Lytton Bulwer Esq. to the Court of Spain, and Lord William Hervey to be Secretary to the Embassy at Cadiz.

FRANCE. Nothing of importance has transpired. Various rumours are afloat, amongst others one is that the ministers have determinod after the Budget shall have been demanded, to ask a Dotation for the future Regent, and to make it a Cabinet question, should the Chamber not grant the demand the Ministers will resign and in a body, and are pledged not to take office in any future Cabinet.

SPAIN. The Cortes has resolved upon declaring the Queen of full age, and she was accordingly sworn to defend the Constitution, opthe 10th Inst. with much ceremony, General Narvaez in proceeding to the Theatre was shot at seven times, one of the Balls severely wounded his Aide de Camp but the General escaped uninjured. Every exertion has been used to discover the parties concerned in this diabolical transaction but at present without succes.

MR. LATTEY. Chronometer and Watch Maker. Removed from Lanes Hotel to the upper part of Mr. Pain's new store Queens Road opposite to Chinams Hong. Hongkong, January, 1844.

BOOKS.

FOR Sale at P. Townsends Godown, a large collec- tion of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which can be seen at the Godowa.

ALSO.

For Sale, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Cheese, Oil table cloth, Hats,, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Kum, Arrack, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle- sticks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, booking Glasses and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and sundry other goods.

P. TOWNSEND.

NOTICE-The undersigned have this day been ap pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore called upon to settle their accounts with

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844. AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT

J. B. PAIN.

QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINANS HONG.

rally that he has commenced business as an Auc BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene.

PUBLIC NOTICE. Is hereby given that sealed tenders will be received at this office, until friday the 9th February at noon, from such persons a may be willing to contract for Building Billiard Room at tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- Chuckchoo, according to the plan, sections and ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting their support in this his new undertaking, at the same specifications to be seen at the office of the Com-ationtion and punctuality to merit a continuance of time to assure them and all those who have promised. manding Royal and Superintending Engineer. EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G. him their patronage that no exertion on his part shall be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion. Commissariat China, Victoria, 29th January, 1844.

NOTICE.-The undersigned hage this day establish ed a house of Agency and Commission at "Hong. kong," under the firm of "Bash and Miller." CET BUSH ALEX. A. MILLER Victoria, Hongkong, Ist February, 1844. WHOEVER may have the fourth Volume of Al- lisons' Modern Europe, the proterty of Lord Sol toun, is requested to send it to Mr. Miller at the Church.

Victoria, 2nd February, 1844.

FOR SALE--The Coppered and Copper fasten- ed Schr. Mary in complete order with a full in- ventory of stores, if not sold by private contract before the 20th inst., she will be sold by Publie

Auction.

For particulars apply to

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer.

The business will be conducted entirely on Cash principles so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new premises are now ready for the reception of every description of goods intended for public or private STES

Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

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$10 per Ton, Apply to, FOR SALE.-A few Tons of English Coal at Qeeen's Road,

Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following Fire Proof Iron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superfine Champaigne, Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil,

FOR SALE-By the undersigned Fine Fat Sydney French and English Corks.

Sheep a $5. per Head. Victoria, January 31st, 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned a Small Invoice of Slop Clothing consisting of Pea Coats, Monkey Jackets Flushing Trowsers, Flan- nel, Guernsey and Jersey Frocks Southwesters, Scotch Caps, Duck Frocks, Worsted hose Regatta Shirts, Cotton Shirts, Surge, Blankets, Duck &c., &c.,

ALSO

Valentia Almonds, Mould Candles, Sauces, Pickles, Tart Fruits, Salad Oil, Preserved Meats. Digby Sprats, Percussion Cups, Champagne, Cantinac, Sherry, Port, Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Table Cloths, Friction Matches, Perfumery, Shovels, Blocks, Shackles, Tar Brushes, Paint Brushes, Coffee, Pitch, Stockholm Tar Oakum, Turpentine, Buntin, Drill, Mouslin-de-Jaine Dresses, Twine and, various other articles. J. B. PAIN.

Victoria, 1st February, 1844..

FOR SALE.-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU- PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. Apply to

DISA NDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

that we have this day established ourselves as Com- NOTICE-We the undersigned beg to announce. mission Agents & Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

PROVIDED ALWAYS, and these presents are upon this express condition, that if the said yearly rent of

payable in current dollars as aforesaid, wherein before leserved or any part thereof, shall be in arrear and unpaid for the space of twenty one days next over, or after any or either of the said days whereon the same ought to be paid as aforesaid, (being lawfully demanded upon, or at any time after the said twenty one days, and not paid when demanded) or in case of breach, or non performance of any, or either of the other covenants, clauses, conditions, agreements or provisions herein contained, and by, and on the part and behalf of the said

his executors, administrators, and assigns, and all other occupiers of the said premises, thereout and thence utterly to expel, put out, and amoye, this Indenture or any thing contained herein to the con- trary notwithstanding. IN WITNESS whereof the said Sir Henry Pottinger duly authorized by Her said Majesty as aforesaid, hath executed these pre- sents, and hereunto set the Public Seal of the Colony of Hongkong aforesaid, in the Name and on the behalf of Her Majesty, the day and year first aboye writting.

| Correspondent, perceive much of injustice and igno- ter the late LandSales, I would refer to the proceedings rance, and with allusion to the chief subject of his let- of the former, as published in the HONGKONG GAZETTE under date 25th June, 1841. We there read amongst the other conditions of sale, that the biddings were to be for an annual quit rent, the upset price to be ? 10 for each lot-the biddings to advance by Ten Shillings and on a lot being knocked down to the highest bidder an acknowledgement that he was the purchaser to be (when prepared) for a more formal title. given, which Memorandum was to be exchanged

already annulled his former acts; what security now, I would round and up sets them saying, that no claims are valid, made ask, has the Colonist that he will not do so again and again? previous to the ratification of the treaty. His Excellency has The whole proceedings of this Committee were most irregu lar; they Kept no minutes of their acts. By their ignorance and irregularity in what a melancholy position is the last hol that the acts of the Committee were final is sewept away from der placed. Land on which he had built in the full faith lonist to poverty. But does the local Government imagine that him, and, in some instances, per haps reducing the confiding Co- influential members of this Community are agitating the ques tion and contemplate an appeal home. I fervently hope that the Colonist will tamely submit to such contradictory measures and not seek redress 1 1 think not, for already I am glad to say unanimity will prevail amongst them. If they are unanimous infringement of their rights. they need not fear obtaining redress against such an unjust

Hongkong, 2nd February, 1844.

It appears to me Mr. Editor that the terms of the The last Sale is a climax to the preceding Land regulations. late sale were of somewhat the same nature, excepting that there was no doubt as to what that title would The conditions were not published. But in some instances be,-and the average of the upsets (the point on which parties had intimation that the only penalty they would incur, in the event of their abandoning any lots which they might pur- his executors, administrators, and assigs to your Correspondent appears most aggrieved) is evident- cannot for a moment conceive that there was a collusion on be kept, done, and performed, then, and in either of ly a considerable modification of the annual rents as the part of Officials with those parties who obtained this infor- mation, but of this I am convniced, it was not generally the said cases, from thenceforth, and at all times the-fixed by the Merchants themselves.-In some instances chase, would be a fine of 15 per cent on one year's rental. I reafter, it shall and may be lawful to and for Her said we read of their having run up the prices as high as buyer. It could operate but in one way, that is, to raise the Majesty, Her Heirs, Successors, or Assigns by the ? 160, ?185. ? 230. ?250 and ?265 pounds, for a Governor of Hongkong, or other person duly autho- frontage of 100 feet commencing from an upset of known, and had a most prejudicial effect on the legitimate rised in that behalf into and upon the said hereby de- 10? and the average result of quit rent for 105 feet price of land. Observe the effect. A party is aware that he mised premises, or any part thereof, in the name of squaro appears to have been upwards of ?80 per annum, would only have to pay 15 per cent on the annual rental in the he would offer for, and become the purchaser of a much greater the whole, to re-enter, and the same to have again yet your Correspondent asserts that the high upset event of throwing up any particular lots which he might pur- number of Lots than his means would enable him to comply relain, repossess. and enjoy, as in Her or their first prices fixed at the list sale was no more than an unjust chase. The natural consequence of this is (and it is a fact) that or former estate, as if these presents had not been advantage, taken of those who had improved their grants. Your Correspondent could not have been with the conditions of sale, namely, the erection on each lot of a made; and the said aware of the above facts or he would have made no building equivalent to ten years rental, besides having the great such assertion, and this Mr. Editof convinces me that advantage of picking and choosing the eligible luta, and avoiding I have yet one faint hope,left that, when His Excellency's atten he is not of the Brain he would fain be thought. And those covered with rocks or having a gully running through them. cause the matter to be investigated as a comm u act of justice to why should he rail out against tyranny in prospection is drawn to the under current existing at the Sale, he will the legitimate purchasers. PUBLICOLA. tive and conjure up to his distorted imagination a True the powers vested in fancied grievance. our present Chief Superintendent are immense, but they are no more than an instance of the confidence of a TEA.-At the public sales the biddings were languid grateful Home Government, and until tyranny is actually practised there is no need of spitting such envenomed language against a man whom future throughout for both black and green tea; of 17,281 Hongkongians will be proud to think of, and say packages brought forward, only 7,200 were actually they lived under his Rule. There has been no ca- disposed of at a reduction on the rates of the auctio..s joling, nor none needed, to incite British Merchants held on Tuesday last of id for Congou, id to id for to settle in Hongkong, Enterprize in this country Twankay, Id to 2d for Souchong, 1dl, for Orange Pekoe, has been too long tramelled, and those actually interest- and 2d to 3d for Young Hyson; other descriptions of ed in the China Trade are too happy at paying any pri- tea went a shade under former rates. The chief part of ce for a liberation. Without any reference to Lord the Tea offered was Souchong, and the prices paid we- Stanley's act, Colonial precedent, or even the deter- re as follow-viz. Congou, lower ord sold at 7d, good mination which I hear the home Government have co-order new 1s. but mid blksh leaf ra coa ls lid to 1s 2d, me to, that Hongkong shall pay for itself, I deem that but midd blksh leaf ra str 1s 2d to 1s 34d, midd blksh If the heads of our affairs are justified in levying high rates stra 18 4d to 18 44d; str Pekoe fia 18 81; Pouchong as a principal means of preparing this barren rock for 34d to 1s, and very low 1d; Souchong, but mid 1s 2d, ord 44d to 7d; scented Hung Muey Is 5d; Caper but the reception of a generally refined class of men, and to mid coa is 1d; Young Hyson, mid ra str 2s 53d to 29 tained, as being the prolific hotbed of disease and death. 64d, but mid coa Is 6id to 28 2d; Orange Pekoe, but In conclusion Mr. Editor I would not wish, the name. mid flat Is 4d to Is 44d, mid ra str is 44d to is 5d; sake of a better writer, to think, that in making the scented Orange Pekoe str 2s 51d to 28 54d; Twankay. above remarks Iam willing to enter the lists of a wor- but mid coa is 2d; Hyson, mid str 25 64d to 28 8, dy Tournament and answer all the arguments which he good 28 94d to 2s 104d, good 3s 6d, but mid ra fresh threatens. I have hastely endeavoured to set facts before 2s 44d to 2s 5d, but mid ra flat 2s id, mid coa is 10 to the minds of the uninformed and a word of vindication 2s; Imperial ord coa (Canton) 1s 6d to Is 101d; for him who actually requires it not." Inflated and Bom- Gunpowder, good ord coa (Canton) 29 to 28 24, but ARROWROOT.-East India at auction went at 8d. bastic" is too mild a term to use in reference to your mid coa do. 25 3d to 2s 44d per pound. CASSIA LIGNEA has declined 88 to 4s for good mid. correspondents style. I hope Mr. Editor on, resumption of your Editorial duties (hearing that you are at Ma- cao) you will more plainly condemn the would be re-dling and good, 2s for low middling, and Is for ord and good ord descriptions. The demand, however, doubtable champion of the Injured Colonist, has been good, and 1202 chests 1030 boxes were near- I am Sir, ly all disposed of at and after the public sales.-viz, Your most obdt. Servant. good thin quill at 65s to 668, good middling 638 to 639 VINDEX. 6d, middling 60s to 62s 6d, low middling 58s to 59s 6d, good ordinary coarse 54 to 57, ordinary foxy 50s to 53s, moudly first class 52s 6d to 56s 6d, country da mnaged 51s, mouldy 51s to 54s fid, broken ends 528 6d to 55s Gd, broken 46s to 46s 6d, loose and broken 46s 6d, and sea-damaged 459 6d to 468.

We are enabled to furnish our Readers with a Copy of the General Orders lately issued by the Commander in Chief.

GENERAL ORDER

By The Honorable Major General D'Aguilar C. B. &c. &c. &c.

Victoria, 12th January, 1844.

In assuming the Command of the Troops serv-raise it from the evil character which it has almost ob- ing in China, and which Her Majesty has been pleased to appoint him, Major General D'Aguilar Confidently trusts shat he shall receive from Officers Comg. Regts, as well as from the Staff, and Heads of Departments the same support in the mainte- nance of discipline, which they have afforded to hia distinguished Predecessor.

Major General Lord Saltoun K. C. B. and G. C. H. will continue to be received with the highest honors during the time His Lordship re- main, within this Command.

By Command, of the Major General Comg. T. EDWARDS. Assistant Adjutant General. GENERAL ORDER

By the Honorable Major General D'Aguilar C. B. &c. &c. &c.

Victoria, 30th January, 1844. Major General Lord Saltoun K. C. B. and G. C. II. will embark for England Her Majesty's Ship Dido on Wednesday at 2 o'Clock.

Victoria, 2nd February, 1844.

To the Editor of the Friend of China, Sir. You charge me with using bombastic and violent langua. ge; to that I reply, it is a mere matter of opiniog -let the public be the Judge!-Is no excuse to be made for one writing under excitement occasioned by unjust and illiberal treatment? How. ever, Mr Editur, as it was a higher motive which induced me to address the public, through the medium of your columns, than to come into collision with you on the mere subject of language, I shall make no further comment on your remarks but shall enden- vour to profit by your advice. That truth needs only to be "told in a plain and unvarnished style to gain the readers sym- "pathy in a just cause"-and if a true and plain recapitulation of facts can rouse the injured landholders from the proverbial lethar- gy of the British Community in China to seek redress, and demand

I now proceed as promissed a my first letter, to review the and regulations, and the proceedings consequent thereon, since the cession of this Island by the Imperial Commissioner Kishen, to Great Brinju, and the time when it became part of Her Ma. jesty's Dominious by public agreement between the high Officers of both the British and Celestial Courts,

His Lordship carries with him the respect and regret of every branch of the Troops that have had the honor to serve under his orders, and the Officers of the garrison, together with the Staff and Heads of Departments are requested to attend at the Commissariat Wharf to pay to His Lord-justice at, the hands of Sir Henry Pottinger then have 1 no fear ship their last tribute of Respect on his departure. of injuring the cause I am now advocating. A guard of Honor consisting of the Grenadiers of the 41st Regiment Madras Native Infantry, will form at the point of embarkation, and a Salute of elevenGuns(By order of the Governor) will be fired on His Lordship returning to the Boat that carries him from Hongkong with the best wishes of his Fellow Soldiers for his prosperity and Welfare. By Command, of the Major General Comg. T. EDWARDS, (Signed) Assistant Adjutant General. ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE, To the Editor of the "Friend of China." Mr. Editor,

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So far back as June 1841 the first anle owing to the uncertain and critical state in which both the fraud and our general relations with China were then placed, nono of the purchasers felt inclined to run the risk of building, consequent ly the Island remained in statu quo until Mr. Johnston (who had been intrusted with the Government by Capin. Elliot, then Plenipotentiary) held out great inducements to parties to resort here. This Gentleman made several grants [as they were then termed] and encouraged building. Then it was that the enter prize of our Merchants was shewn by their investing large sums in the Colony. Then it was that the Island began to rise in

direction.

prosperity and houses were seen springing up in every Was not this investment of their capital made on the faith that the Government would act liberally in the future adjustment of the tenure? Where they not tacitly permitted, nay, even urged

I am sorry to perceive that although this Colony by His Excellency Sir Henry Pottinger to build? Was over any is so young it is not devoid of persons imbued with intimation given that the validity of their grants, as made by Mr. a portion of that bitter Spirit that has kept the Politi-Johnston, weld y Potingprovinced the fairly est desire to have those grants definitely settled, for he appointed a Commit. e World in continual jar. I allude to the effusion in contrary, Sir Henry Poutinger the strongest your last issue yclepd Publicola". The right of the, in March 1842," to investigate any claim then pending re- animadverting on the Public acts of the Powers that garding allotted locations of Ground of whatever description had yet been sold or granted upon any other terms. Further Elis be, is, and only the proud prerogative of a British and finally to define and mark off the limits of all locations that subject, but in doing so a writer attains his end only by Excellency on the 22nd of April 1842 notified that unless par. ties sent in a written statement of their cases without delay they stating facts, avoiding all of fustain and bombast. During a few months sojourn in Victoria, I have would not be taken into consideration". made much enquiry with regard to the acts of the Local Government of the Island, and comparing the results of my knowledge with the statements of your

As far as I know every land holder strictly complied with Committee; but now, forsooth, after a lapse of nearly two years, these injunctions and had his ground marked out by the Land and even in spite of these Notifications, His Excellency turns

SILK.-East India and China Silk have maintain- the former value and a good demand has existed...

LIVERPOOL, Nov. 14-COTTON-MARKET.-In con- sequence of advices, by the Switzerland, from New York, stating that a frost had occurred in several of the cotton-growing States, we have had rather an ex- cited market to day, and the total sales amount to 10,000 bales, consisting of 2,000 Surats, 3d. to 41d.; d. per lb, upon the quotations of Friday last; about and the remainder Americans, at an advance of fully one-half of the business is on speculation. Further ac- counts are anxiously looked for by the Hibernia stea- mer, hourly expected.-London Mail.

A very large and handsome Bell, and a pair of bronze Vases, have been brought to Buckingham Palace from China. The Bell (stated to be a Chinese war Bell) is about five feet in height,and about three feet in diameter. The surface is nearly covered with small raised Chine- se Characters, and is ornamented with rows of Minature Chinese figures at the base, -the middle-and the top. The two former represented in a sitting posture.-The figure of a Dragon forms the top or handle of the Bell, The Vases have the Chinese Dragon sculptured on each.

India News..

LETTERS BY THIS MAIL.-We fear several members of the Indian community will be disappointed with re- gard to the receipt of letters from Scotland and Ireland by the present dispatch, as only 48 hours notice of the intermediate mail was given by Government.-Monthly Times.

The Fawcett duel case still rests in abeyance, barring a rumour that Lieutenant Munro purposes surrendering himself shortly, and that Mr. Thesiger has been retained to conduct his defence. — Ibid

STEAM.-The Committee for the acceleration of meeting will be convened for the first proximo, to the Overland Mails are actively engaged, and a public receive their report.-Ibid.

NOTICE.

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows;

Boat Notes

We have to notice the arrival of Thomas W. From this date the Charges for Printing at the Waldron Esq., as American Government Agent, with stores for the United States Squadron. We understand he has been appointed as Consul, in Hongkong,-and only awaits the arrival of Docu- ments to enable him to take charge of that impor- tant Office.

Opium Orders

Bills of Exchange in sets

Cheques

Ship's Articles

Powers of Attorney

Charter Parties Auction Bills -

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In another part of our Columns we have publis hed the Lease by which tenure, Land will be held in the Colony and which we feel will be of interest to onr Readers.

By the Antilope, 50 days from Bombay. We Auction Catalogues 3 per do. do. and 1 have recieved Letters and Papers to the 4th of No- vember Overland. per do. do.

ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month 8 2. longer period,, 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser- tion 81 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe- riods. Terms may be known on application at the Office.

TERMS; CASH. Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY, 6TH 1844. We have been desired, by high Authortly, to direct the attention of the Commissioners to the present state of our Roads, and the inefficient drai- nage of onr City. We are glad to observe a nu. merous arrival of Ladies in our Colony, and unlike the Ladies in India,it gives us pleasure to see, that they are anxious to maintain their health by the delightful recreation of walking exercise, but many have mentioned to us the impossibility of so doing from the dreadful state of our Roads, often Ancle deep in Mud. We would beg as directed, to draw the attention of our Authorities to the drainage of the City. It cannot be expected in the heat of Summer that we can possibly be healthy-with such ineficient drainage. Every one is aware of the Mortality which took place last Summer and which we atribute entirely to the above source.

There are localities, where pure Water runs by the sides of the Roads and carries off all impurities, in which, no cases of what has been deigna- ted The Hongkong fever have taken place-the situation being from the house lately taken by The Honorable General D'Aguilar &c., &c. &c. for- merly Lanes Hotel-to the house at present occu- pied by Captain Burd, (both inclusive.)

We do hope that the Commissioners recently appointed will give their most serious attention, to the duties which devolve upon them-and which if neglected, we have the best Medieal Authorities in our Island for asserting, will again be the cause of great mortality.

We would recommend most particularly, the covering over of all open Sewers and more par- ticularly the gullys passing through our City, preg- nant with every impnrity that can be mentioned. With respect to the Land Sales, we have again had several Letters, and there appear so many strong-arguments on both sides-that we have determined to leave for the present, the matter to be settled by the Disputants. It is impossible with our limited space that we can enter into every dispute, with the press of important Commercial and other matter we have at present on hand.

We are glad to see Ladies, already settling in Canton, so long shut out from that Community.

Our attention has been drawn by several Friends to the state of our Police even when on Duty. They have been observed in many cases in a state of Intoxication. We are sure this can not have reached the Ears of our worthy and ex- cellent Chief Magistrate, or we feel confident, he would with his usual promptitude immediately have inquired into the matter and we have no doubt the offenders would have been discharged from their duties, and at once returned to their Regiments. Much has been said,obout the Sailor's who have lately had liberty--but we feel that atten- tion ought to be drawn to the matter in question they being, as we concieve much more to be bla- med, than the poor fellows who only obtain forty- eight hours liberty in a Twelvemonth, as observed by one of our Correspondents.

Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China on the Right Hon'ble, the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Company's Rupees (2,00,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Repu- blican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Trea- sury. The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the dollars. By order,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

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NOTICE. We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's Fire Proof Iron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superfine Champagne, Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil, French and English Corks.

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. FOR SALE.-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU. PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. A well selected quantity of Manilla Rope, and Ameri- can Soap. Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

NOTICE. The undersigned, have this day been ap pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co.. Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore called upon to settle their accounts with DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844.

CONTRACT FOR WORKS. Sealed Tenders will be received until the Tenth of February next at Noon from Persons will-AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT

ing to contract for forming streets, building se- wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at this Office after the 3rd of February. A. T. GORDON, Lund officer.

Land Office, 26th January, 1844.

ADVERTISEMENT. CEMETRY.-A Gentleman having purchased a lot of Land, unsuitable for building purposes is anxious to form a Joint Stock Company for the formation of a Cemetry. It must be evident to the weakest mind that the contemplated project will prove a safe investment, as the Grave Stones are already in a plenti- ful supply upon the Lot, and only require engraving, and should it not succeed, there is every reason to its abandonment. For particulars enquire at the office, suppose, that only 15 per cent will have to be paid on of Messrs. Quirk, Gammon, and Snap, Saffron Hill, where a Map of the lot may be seen and the largest stones, (suitable of course only for Mandarins) are given upon the plan, The Cauaile Stones, will be put up at an upset price which at present we cannot exactly denominate, Having enumerated the advantages, we have only one drawback to mention that no Gentleman can be buried here until he makes a Road up to it, and brings his own Earth to cover him.

ADVERTISEMENT.

TO be sold by Public Auction on Monday Next at Noon [ the 12 Inst. ] at the Commissariat Office.

1 Grey horse 15 hands 1 Broun do. 15, Do.

age.

7 5

the property of the late John Irvine Esq. Ass. Comy. General. The horses may be seen and forther par- ticulars obtained by application at the Commisariat Office any day previours to the sale.

Victoria, 5th February, 1844.

PUBLIC AUCTION. MARKWICK, AND MC EWEN, Auctioneers, beg to call the attention of the Public, to the auction of Horses, Ponies, and Pleasure Boat, which will take place at Hongkong, on Monday, the 12th February, at noon, agreeably to the Printed notices distributed.

WANTED A SITUATION. BY a young man who has been for some time in the Colony, As Storekeeper, or in any other capacity where he can make himself generally useful.

Direct to R. 8.

Office of the Friend of China.

J. B. PAIN. QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINAMS HONG.

BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene-

rally that he has commenced business as an Auc tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality to merit a continuance of their support in this his new undertaking, at the same time to assure them and all those who have promised him their patronage that no exertion on his part shall be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion. The business will be conducted entirely on Cash principles so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new premises are now ready for the reception of every description of goods intended for public or private Sale.

Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong. Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

FOR SALE.-A few Tons of English Ceal at 10 per Ton, Apply to, J. B. PAIN. Qeeen's Road,

Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

J. B. PAIN. Sheep a 85.per Head." FOR SALE-By the undersigned Fine Fat Sydney Victoria, January 31st, 1844. FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned a Small Invoice of Slop Clothing consisting of

Pea Coats, Monkey Jackets Flushing Trowsers, Flan- nel, Guernsey and Jersey Frocks Southwesters, Scotch Caps, Duck Frocks, Worsted hose Regatta Shirts, Cotton Shirts, Surge, Blankets, Duck &c., &c., ALSO

Valentia Almonds, Mould Candlus, Sauces, Pickles, Tart Fruits, Salad Oil, Preserved Meats. Digby Sprats, Port, Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Table Cloths, Friction Percussion Cups, Champagne, Cantinac, Sherry, Matches, Perfumery, Shovels, Blocks, Shackles, Tar Brushes Paint Brushes, Coffee, Pitch, Stockholm Tar Cakum, Turpentine, Buntin Urill, Mouslin-de-laine Dresses, Twine and various other articles. J. B. PAIN. Victoria, 1st February, 1844. BOOKS. FOR Sale at P. Townsends Godown, a large collec- tion of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which can be seen at the Godown. ALSO.

For Sale, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Cheese, Oil table cloth, Hats, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Kum, Arrack, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle- sticks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, Looking Glasses and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and sundry other goods.

PUBLIC NOTICE. Is hereby given that sealed tenders will be received at this office, until friday P. TOWNSEND. the 9th February at noon, from such persons a may be willing to contract for Building Billiard Room at B. KENNY M. D. Chuckchoo, according to the plan, sections and Engineer. specifications to be seen at the office of the Com- manding Royal and Superintending EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G. MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON &c. Commissariat China, Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a, residence at Victoria, 29th January, 1844. above Junk river.. Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little

FOR SALE-The Coppered and Copper fasten- ed Schr. Mary in complete order with a full in- ventory of stores, if not sold by private contract before the 20th inst., she will be sold by Public Auction.

For particulars apply

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

to

P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer.

MR. LATTEY. Chronometer and Watch Maker. Removed from Lanes Hotel to the upper part of Mr. Pain's new store Queens Road opposite to Chinams Hong.

Hongkong, January, 1844.

MYFING D

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE,

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON. THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under:- 1ST.-On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent, per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will and for 3 months, Sbe charged. Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments,

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843. THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER 4 Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own imitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DiROM GRAY & Co.; at

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS,-Par d?cision consulaire en date d' aujourd'hu Mr. CHALLAYE ?leve consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de France on Chine. CONTE DE RATTI.MENTON.

Macao, le '17 Aout, 1842. AVIS.-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi. ne, sont pr?venus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja attribu?s, ou qui pourront P'?tre ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois ou ordoknances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi des Fran?ais, devront se faire inscrire Sur le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en se pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?te, o? ils d?clarerent, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont encouru la perte de leur qualit? de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dansd'art. 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, l'acceptation non autoris?e par de Roi, de foncti. ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans esprit de retour.

Le Consul de France.

COMTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

NOTICE.-The undersigned have this day establish- ed a house of Agency and Commission at "Hong- kong," under the firm of Bush and Miller." F. T. BUSH. (Signed) ALEX, A. MILLER Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844. NOTICE.

FOR LIVERPOOL

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton. Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well-carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best Loridon make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 lt. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer of board at Whampoa.

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong as Builders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with For that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that board, o will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresed to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention. NOTICE.

FOR LONDON DIRECT. THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckie having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. gut or passage upply to Captain Buckle on

BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar. rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Pitch; a variety of other articles.

Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Rice, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and

at Liverpool under the firm of Dixos, DAVIDSON & Co.; Macao, 1st August, 1843.

DIROM & Co.

NOTICE-The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of Boustead & Co" in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, aud Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843.

NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers

At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co.

or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during FOR SALE-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil.

the late war.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

NOTICE.

N. DUUS.

The following packages addressed to the Officers and Messes of H. M. and H. E. 1. C's Regts serving during the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned Cap. F. Cotton Engineers 3 packages. Ilderton H. M. 98th Regt. 1 do. do. Sir W.Mc. Gregor Bart, 18 R. L. 2 " Mess.

6 N. I. I

do.

Col. A: B. Dyce

da.

Cap. Badwood

Madras Eugineers

do.

Lieut Runefatt

do

1

do.

LECKIE & Co.

11

1. F. Erskin

2nd. Regt. N. I. I

39

F. S. Dewberrey

H. M. 55th

do. do.

1. C. Shaw

13 R. S. Dobbie

Engineers 1 do.

e

33

39th Regt.

1

do.

Sergt. Maj. Wards

2

1 do.

33

F. Welch

55

2

do.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had.

A. H. FRYER

Macao, 31st August, 1843. NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, ahd 56 Queens Road upon modurale terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire.

apply to

N. DUUS.

Goods received and sold on Cominission 18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-Mark Moss of Singapore, Merchant, ha ving by Indenture, dated the 18th of October ins. tant, assigned all his Property whatsoever to the Un- dersigned, in Trust to be realised and applied towards satisfaction of the Claims of such of his Creditors as should within six months from the date thereof con- sent to, or subscribe the sail Indenture, by writing or letter addressed to the said Trustees or either of them. signify their intention of so doing. The Creditors of the said Mark Mass are hereby requested to do so by themselves, or their Agents and at the same time to send in their clains. And notice is hereby given, that the Creditors who do not consent to, or subscribe the said

Ludenture within the said period, shall not participate in the benefit of the said assignment,

The Trustees also hereby require all persons indeb. ted to the said Mark Moss to make payment to them on behalf of the said Trust Estate, without delay, of their respective debts.

JOHN MYRTLE

ROBERT MAC. EWENTrustees

Singapore 20th October 1843.

IN reference to the above Notice the Undersingned is authorised by Power of Attorney. to act for the above named Trustees and requests iminediate atten- tion of all concerhed, to the foregoing notice.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 27th November, 1843.

ERSKINE DUNCAN.

The parties to whom the packages are addressed are requested to make application for them. N. DUUS.

Queen's Road.

Victoria, January 1, 1844. WHOEVER may have the fourth Volume of Al- lisons' Modern Europe, the property of Lord Sla town, is requested to send it to Mr. Miller at the Church.

Victoria, 2nd February, 1844.

FOR SALE.

THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster und Co. London:

Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old Port

In wood and bottle.

Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne. Apply to LINDSAY & Co.

Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR SALE.

AT THE ClonowNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do.

Cluret do.

do, do.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriu, 22nd November, 1243.

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c, complete; also a complete set of Rose wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1848, FOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to

GIBE. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE-A few Cwt. of prime English Cheese, at moderate prices; also Piekles, Sauces, Mustard, &c. by Mr. H. J. CARR Nemesis Tavern,

Victoria, 18th January, 1844.

Beer in Hhds.

At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843. TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Franjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Mucvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjee Jemsetjee, Macao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1848. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. FOR SALE. THE well known Lorcha DODGE. Apply to

ERSKINE DUNCAN. Victoria, 26th December, 1843, TO LET.

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each.

Apply to

A Mc.GULLOCHI- 46 Queen's Roud. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843. FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Lisbon; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chablis; Cortaillod; Cider; pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking; Table covers; Sauces; Oil; Mustard; Pins; l'atent Hat guards; Naile and Tacks of sizes; best French corks Cheese; Pocket compasses; Carpenter's tools &el &e, apply to J. C. POWER.

Victoria, 13th January, 1844. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise JOHN RITSON. & Co. to,

Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette..

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co. LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New- gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues- day and Saturday.

PRICE Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1843.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

VOL. III. No. 105.

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1844.

PRICE 812 per annum.

NOTIFICATION--The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontibued from this date bat all patdic orders and notifications appearin in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as oficial. By onler, "J. ROBT: MORISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1812.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. His Excellency Sir HENRY POTTIN- GER Bart., G. C. B. Her Britannic Majes- ty's Chief Superintendent of Trade &c., &c., in China is pleased to direct that the follo wing Copy of a letter No. 4 dated the 20th of January 1844, to his address from Robert Thom Esquire, Her Majesty's Consul at Ningpo-together with its live Enclosures- be published for general information and to require the strictest observance of the Rules and Regulations therein laid down from all Classes of Her Majesty's Subjects resorting for purposes of Trade, or with any other object whatsoever, to the Port of Ningpo..

By Order, RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, February 6th, 1844. British Consulate Ningpo, 20th January 1814.

Sir,

I beg to wait upon Your Excellency with Copics of sundry Public Documents which I have issued since the Opening of the Trade on the 1st instant. These are

1. First, Copy of Regulations for the whole- some restriction and government of such British subjects as may resort to Ningpo for commercial, or other purposes. This, though bearing date 1st January has only been in mo

given in to me on this point, they are now generally promulgated. 2. Secondly, Copy of Regulations for British Merchant Vessels trading to and from Ningpo. This, though bearing date 1st January has likewise been withheld till lately, by reason of the Manda- rins objecting to permit unsold cargo to leave the Port without paying duty. That difficult and disa- greeable question is however, I am happy to say, now satisfactorily arranged.

3. Thirdly, A Circular letter under date of the 16th instant, handing Copies of Regulations for the wholesome restriction and Government of Bri- tish subjects to sundry parties concerned; and post-scriptum accompanying copies of Regulations for British Merchant Vessels trading to and from Ningpo, to those parties most likely to give them

circulation.

Copies of the Circular Letter with P. S. have been sent to the following.

Capt. H. D. Chads, C. B. Commanding H. M's. Naval Forces, Chusan. Capt. P. Justice. Commanding H. M's. B. Pelican, Ningpo.

Licut. Geo. II. Skead, R. N. Marine Magistrate &c., &c., &citer Chusan. Licut. W. Pedder R. N. Harbour Master &c.

Hongkong.

G. J. Lay Esquire. - II. M's. Officiating Consul. Canton,

and copies will also be sent to the Officiating Con- suls at Amoy and Shanghai as opportunities may

offer.

Copics of the circular letter without the P. S. have been addressed to the following, Major Genl. Sir James II. Schocdde, K. C. B. &c., &c., &c. Chusan.

Capt. D. Bamfield, Chief Magistrate, Chusan.

4. Fourthly, A paper containing sundry hints to British Merchants and others trading to and from Ningpo. Being of a local nature its circula. tion has been confined principally to this City, but I intend to send copies to the Officiating Consuls of Amoy and Shanghai as opportunities may occur. 5. Fifthly, Copy of a Circular announcing that Three Shroff shops have been established at Ning- po, empowered to receive Government Duties and to grant official receipts for the same. This paper being entirely local has not been circulated out of this Port.

have merely to hope that the general tenor and character of these documents will meet Your Excellency's approbation.

And remain,

Your Excellency's Most obedient, Humble Servant. [Signed] R. THOM. H. Ms. Officiating Consul for Ningpo. To His Excellency, Sir HENRY POTTINGER, Bart., G. C. B. II. MI's, Chief Superintendent of Trade, Sc., S., &c. True Copy (Signed) RICHARD WOOSNAM. Regulations to be observed by all British Subjects, residing at, or resorting to Ningpo.

1. All British subjects must immediately upon arrival at Ningpo report themselves at this Consu- late, stating at the same time their professions, pla- ces of residence &c., &c., and the probable period of their stay at this City.

2. British subjects will not be permitted under any pretence to go into the Country a greater dis- tance than Three Miles from the City of Ningo, without previously reporting their intention at this Consulate, when the Undersighed will resorve to himself the right of judging whether such intention be admissible or not. In all cases where it is de- cided that it is admissible, the Undersigned will provide the person or party applying with a guide who will remain with such person or party till their return to this City; and when it shall be decided that the proposal is inadmissible, the person or party going into the courts in tition to the vor

pose himself e circums- ore aggra-

All British subjects going into the country to shoot, no matter what the distance may be, must in like manner give due notice at this Consulate and obtain permission for that end, otherwise they will expose themselves to a like severe penalty.

4. British subjects while in the country will be required to be exceedingly particular not to enter the houses of the people against their will, nor to offer any wanton disrespect to their temples or idols, not to desecrate or injure tombs, nor to break down fences or to tread on anything planted in the ground, and in short not only to do no positive in- jury to the people, but also to guard against doing anything that may shock their prejudices.

5. British subjects will not be permitted to go to any of the Cities or towns or even large villages in the neighbourhood of Ningpo, without special license from the Undersigned and the High Autho-

ritios of the district.

6. British subjects will not be permitted to enter any of the Public Offices of this Place without spe- cial license or express invitation.

7. British subjects residing at Ningpo will re- quire to give distinct notice at this Consulate when they change their places of residence.

All British subjects on leaving Ningpo will require to report themselves at this Consulate as on arrival, and those who have resided here for any length of time and had commercial dealings with the Natives will be required to at hours notice before they can be permitted to de-

part.

The Undersigned

strict, observance of the above Regulations, which

in so far as he is concerned will be most rigorous- ly enforced, all well disposed persons will have an ample enjoyment be put out of the po- cured to thom t of healthful air and exercise se- wor of any ill-disposed individual to prejudice by his bad conduct the comforts and rational recrea tions of the Community at large. R. THOM. [Signed] H.M's Officiating Consul for Ningpo. British Consulate,

Ningpo, 1st January, 1844.

Regulations to be observed by British Vessels Trading to, or from, Ningpo.

1. All British Vessels entering the Port of Ningpo must Anchor at Chinhai and report them- selves to the Mandarin stationed there for that purpose, waiting till they have been duly visited by that Functionary, and searched, if He shall deem it expedient.

N. B. The following is the form of report required. I. A. B. Master of the Ship C. D. of Tons Burthen, Navigated by a Crew of

men, now declare my intention of proceed. ing to Ningpo and request that I may be dis patched without delay. Signed Master Ship 184

on board Ship day of

Anchor as near to the Consulate, (which will be 2. British Vessels on arriving at Ningpo will at once known by the Red Ensign flying) as may be done without incommoding the Ships already at Anchor in the River, or the native Junks. When practicable a person will be sent on board who will point out the proper place to bring up, but they must not on any account go higher up the river than abeam of the Consular Flag-Staff.

3. British Vessels on arrival at Ningpo will have each a number given them which must be painted in large letters in white, English on both bows, and Chinese on both Quarters for greater facility of discrimination.

4. Masters of British Vessels on arrival at Ningpo must give in a list upon oath of all persons that they may have on board, none of these may be left behind without exposing the said Master to a heavy penalty, neither may the said Master take away, others than those in the original list without duly representing the same.

5. Masters and Supercargoes of British Vessels will be required at this Consulate to pr?sent a Ma nifest of all Cargo they may have brought withm the mouth of this river and to attest the same upon Oath; and should they not discharge all their Cargo, they will be required to show the balance of such Cargo as should remain on board to the Chinese Custom House Officer whenever He may wish to Inspect it.

6. British Vessels will only be permitted to dis- charge or load at the place appointed by the Authori ties on the Northern bank of the river known by the Chinese name of

李家?頭

Lec-kea Taon tou and between the hours of 8 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon; and any of, any British Vessel at any tine or goods found landing or shipping, from, or on board without special license having been granted for the fame, such goods will be considered Contra- band and as such will be liable to instant seizure; besides, the Vessel landing or Shipping off such goods in contravention of the Regulations of the Port, will expose herself to be severely fined for each irregularity.

7. Masters of British Vessels will be careful not to let their people land at Chinhai more than is absolutely necessary for reporting the Ship as

she enters and leaves the mouth of the river and on no account must they permit their people to land and ramble into the Country while the Ves- sel is on Her passage between Chilit?r att Nig po, and vice versa,

8. Masters of British Vessels while lying in the Ningpo river will be required to be exceedingly strict and attentive as to the degree of liberty they allow their men while in Port. No more persons will be allowed to go on shore from each ship than what are absolutely necessary for the carrying on the lawful business the without being first duly reported at this Consulate and getting a special license, and such special licenses can only an Officer.

be

granted when the Men are under the care of

Let it be borne in mind that for any damage done by Sailors on shore, the Ship will in the first Let Masters of Vessels also howare of allowing instance be held responsible. Samshoo to be brought alongside.

9. Masters and Supercargoes of British Ves- sels about to leave the Port will be required to give at least 48 hours notice before-hand and to keep their

same Blue Peter flying for that time, that the

be duly made known.

10. British Vessels leaving the Port will be re- quired to chibit their Grand Chop or Port clear- ance to the Mandarin stationed at Chiphai, for that purpose; and must again submit to be searched should the said Mandarin express a wish to that effect.

11. Masters of British Vessels will be required to pay attention to the conduct and capabilities of those Chinese who ofter themselves to Pilot ships up and down the river, and they will be further required to give au honest and true Certificate under their hands of such conduct and capabilities, in order that in the course of time Consular licen-

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ses may be given to the most skilful. These cer tificates should state the name, Age, and appear ance of the Individual,

12. Lastly, All Masters and Supercargoes of British Vessels will be required to subscribe to these regulations before being permitted to discharge; and the Undersigned will in the event of any breach of them, reserve to Himself the right of imposing such penalties as the greater or lesser aggravations of the case may seem to call for. |Signed] R. THOM.

H. Ms. Officiating Consul for Ningpo. British Consulate Ningpo, 1st January, 1844.

Sir,

British Consulate Ningpo 16th January, 1844.

I beg to wait upon you with copy of Certain Re- gulations agreed upon between the High Authori- ties of this place and myself, for the wholesome restriction and government of such British Subjects as may resort to Ningpa for Commercial or other purposes,

As the Chinese Government hold me in the first instance responsible for the good conduct of all my

from carelessness and inattention the circumstances have been allowed to become so complex as to require much explanation and unravelling, the un- dersigned must for his own credit decline to mix himself up in such transactions; and he has ac- cordingly to request that British subjects will be careful in bringing cases of like nature before him. R. THOM, [Signed]

H. M's Officiating Consul for Ningpo. British Consulate, Ningpo, 1st. January, 1844. True Copy

RICHARD WOOSNAM. CIRCULAR No. 8. To British Merchants, and others, interested in the Trade of Ningpo.

The Undersigned has this day received an Of ficial communication from the Intendant of Circuit, in which His Excellency states, that the three fol- lowing shroff-shops are specially appointed to re- ceive Duties on behalf of Foreign Merchants, and that their receipts for the same will be considered as equally valid with those of His Excellency himself.

that in my own defence I am compelled to adopt of which the responsible

pair to Ningpo, who is not thorougly acquainted in Government employ.

with, and prepared to subscribe to, the accompany-

ing Regulations.

Sir

I have the honor to remain

We have hitherto found no difficulty or incon- venience in the working of the new Customhouse system.

I enclose extract of a private letter from Mr. Smith (who is connected with the House of Bell & Co. Macao, now acting as supercargo of the lency will be able to form a pretty good idea of Helen Stewart) to myself, by which Your Excel- the present state and prospects of the Ningpo market. It is understood between us that all com- mercial information procured in this way, is stric- tly private; that is to say, I may communicate it for Your Excellency's own information, or the in- formation of H. M's Government, but it is not to be put into the hands of third parties which might prejudice the business of the man who furnishes it. I should like very much to see a few cargoes of Rice and Paddy brought here for sale. The price is now high and rising; could we manage to bring it down by an importation of Rice from abroad. it would render the Foreign Trade very popular among the body of the people. This is a political sent state of the Rice Market should be lost sight end worth gaining, and I hardly think that the pre- of altogether.

Mr. Smith in his letter alludes to an attempt at a Tea monopoly on the part of one Fangqua or Fanqua, who was formerly at Canton. This is the first attempt at Monopoly that I have heard of since I came to Ningpo, and the moment that I Y?-Kin-hung can get the Sir Edward Ryan off my hands, I shall proceed to take up the case. It is one of these questions that require a little caution and ma- nagement, still I do not despair of bringing it to a Yuen-Ho shroff-shop satisfactory issue. Hoping that Your Excellency will find the en- closed extract of interest. I remain, responsible

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Chuckchoo, according to the plan, sections and specifications to be seen at the office of the Com- manding Royal and Superintending Engineer. EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G. Commissariat China, Victoria, 29th January, 1844.

THE SCHOONER "UNION" HAS just undergone a thorough repair, raised, and newly decked :-well armed and her Cabins are most confortably fit ted for six Passengers;-she will now run regularly between Macao, Hongkong, and Canton with Passengers, at the usual rate charged in other passage boats. For passage, in Macao, apply to And at Hongkong, P. TOWNSEND. She is for Sale, and the owner will accept

The ratification of the Chinese treaty has at length arrived in England, accompanied by one of the most liberal commercial tariffs ever negociated, the maximum duty being ten per cent. Some of the London papers, we may particulary instance the Sun, which professes almost ultra-liberal free trade doctrines, are extremely a fair offer. earnest in their hopes, that in cementing the new bonds of amity, the Chinese have granted the preference to British commerce, to which Great Britain is in all points of view so equitably entitled. It would, we think, rather puzzle the Sun to show any grounds, for preference towards the English on the part of the Chi- nese. The late war in its results will doubtless be advantageous to China, as also to the general com. merce of most other nations, but the Chinese can scar cely be expected to forget their desvastated cities and slaughtered countrymen, or that the war was commenc- ed against them, in consequence of the Chinese govern- ment having after repeated warnings taken measures to put a stop to the smuggling of a poisonous drug. These measures we do not pretend to defend, but, allo- wance being made for the difference of the state of policy, and civilization, we cannot deem them so very much harder than seizing fishing boats out at sea, laden with French brandies, confiscating and selling (not destroying, like the Chinese) the obnoxious ar- ticle, and incarcerating the parties engaged in the at- tempt in a prison. Other nations have reason to thank the English for the war, but certainly the Chi- nese have little reason to be grateful to them.-Paris Political Summary.

NOTICE.

1st. The

Countrymen while here, you will at once perceive

久安 Kew-au shroff-shop,

person is

the most stringent measures to repress every thing

that may be considered wrong or irregular, and

have accordingly to request, that you will grant

permission to no one under your command to re-

職員葉金鋐

2d, The

源和

of which

the

person

is

H. M's Officiating 'Coxsul for Ningpo.

生員鐘光建

Chung-

To His Excellency

3d. The

久和

Ken-ho shroff shop

&c. &c. &c., Hongkong.

RICHARD WOOSNAN

at this Office for Bills to be ight

Auction Catalogues

Your most obedient humble servant R. THOM. [Signed]

P. S. I further enclose a copy of the Regula

tions of the part as regards British Merchant Ves-

sels, and will feel obliged by youa making them Kwang-Keen having the Literary title of a S?ng-

as generally known as possible to all parties con-yuen,

cerned.

[Signed]

R. THOM.

Hints to British merchants resorting to Ningpo of

for purposes of Trade,

1. It must be borne in mind, that weights and measures differ widely in every part of China, and that consequently there is a great difference be- tween those employed at Canton, and those in use at Ningpo.

Many mistakes have already taken place in con- sequence, and to obviate such mistakes in future, the undersigned strongly recommends all British merchants having commercial dealings at this port, whether in buying or selling goods by weight or measure, or paying or receiving money by weight, to reduce every thing to CUSTOM-HOUSE STANDARD; for which end the standard weights and measures of this Consulate will always be at the service of any merchant, who may wish to adjust his own by them, or to have a similar set made.

2. British merchants are reminded that the Ningpo merchants are not men of the same esta- blished character and great means as the Hong merchants of Canton. Great care should there-

fore be taken when goods have been sold to deliver them as per muster, and in good order and con- dition before witnesses, lost the market falung, the purchaser should damage them and say that he received them in that state, as a pretext to throw up his bargain; and still more in buying goods, every package should be most carefully examined before being removed from the seller's premises, in order to guard against false-packing and other frauds which are very common in this part of the

country.

3. There being no longer security merchants to pay the debts and fulfil the engagements of those who are unfortunate or of those who commit Acts of fraud, British subjects are hereby cautioned aga inst giving credit to any large amount. A Barter trade will be found the best and safest in the end; and no matter what the sum may be, whether in making sales or purchases, British subjects are strongly recommended to exact a sale or purchase note (vulgarly called a long-chop) without which document, in the event of fraud or failure, the suf- ferer would find great difficulty to establish his claim in a Chinese Court of Law,

Lastly. While the undersigned has every wish to assist such of his countrymen as may be unhap pily involved in losses from frauds or failures at Ningpo, yet, in justice to himself, he must insist on the transections brought before him being not only in themselves perfectly just and straight-forward, "but moreover of such a tangible and business-like shape that when he takes them up he may have some prospect of bringing them, if not always to a satisfactory, at least to an intelligible issue,

Respecting all cases that are not perfectly con- sistent with what is right and proper between man and man, as well as all cases of mere suspicion without evidence, or where the British subject has been in part to blame in the first instance, or where

which the responsible person

職員類

Suy-t?n in Government employ.

T. M.

Duties will be received in pure Sycee Silver 98 to 100 touch Custom house weight, withthe addition of one tael two mace per hundred taels (1. 2. p. 100 T.), expenses for remelting as at Can- ton; or if the Duties bepaid in foreign money the Said foreign money will be put through the cru- oible and taken for just sa inuch pure Silver as it yields, with the addition of 1. 2. p. 100 taels for R. THOM. remelting as above,

T. M.

H. M's, Officiating Consul for Ningpo. British Consulate, Ningpo, 13th January, 1844. True Copy

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

Your Excellency's

Most Obedient humble servant, R. THOM. [Signed]

H.M's Officiating Consul for Ningpo.

Sir HENRY POTTINGER, Bart. G. C. B. True Copy

of Co. R. 10,000 payable at after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Repu- sury. The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the blican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Trea- dollars.

By order,

CHAS, E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Victoria, 9th January, 1844. Treasurers Office, Government House,

BUILDING MATERIALS FOR SALE. NOTICE is hereby given, that on Thursday the 15th Instant the whole of the Materials of the Bar- racks and other Military buildings at West Point will be sold by Public Auction, in the undermen

Lot 1 Guard Room

2 East Soldiers'lower Barrack. do. do. 8 West do.

His Excellency Sir HENRY POTTIN- tioned Lots, viz GER Bart., G. C. B. Chief Superintendent of Trade &c, &c. in China is pleased to direct that the annexed copy of a letter No, 5 dated the 20th of January 1844, to his address from Robert Thom Esqr., Her Majesty's Consul at Ningpo be published for general information.

By Order,

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, February 6th, 1844.

Sir,

British Consulate Ningpo 20th January 1844.

As Your Excellency is no doubt most anxious to learn the particulars of any mercantile transac- tions which have taken place at Ningpo since the Port was opened, I beg to state for Your Excel- lency's information that since the 1st of January I have secured three ships, viz:

1st The British ship Helen Stewart 2dly The do do Sir Edward Ryan Sdly The American Barque Oscar (This last was secured on the Captain and Super- cargo addressing me officially, and engaging to obey my orders as if she were a British Vessel),

Of the three ships mentioned above, the Sir Edward Ryan is already discharged, and is now about to proceed to Macao, and I expect that the American Barque Oscar will follow her in a few days. Both these ships will go away empty.

The Helen Stewart merely lands cargo as the supercargo makes sales; she is likely to remain here for some time, and will, I think, go away a full ship.

11

19

11

4 South Soldiers' Barrack.

99

5 East Officers' Quarters.

6 West

11

du. do.

11

7 Outbuildings marked 7.

39

6

do. do. do. 8.

The lots to be removed at the purchaser's ex- pense within one month from the day of Sale. Farther conditions of sale, and other particulars, to be known at this Office, or at that of the Com- manding Royal and Superintending Engineer, and the buildings to be viewed on application to the Chinese Compradore in charge of them.

The Sale to take place at West Point, and to commence at noon.

EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G.

Commissariat,

Victoria, 6th February, 1844.

CONTRACT FOR WORKS. Sealed Tenders will be received until the Tenth of February next at Noon from Persons will- ing to contract for forming streets, building se- wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at this Office after the 3rd of February.

A. T. GORDON, Land officer.

Land Office, 26th January, 1844.

PUBLIC NOTICE.-Is hereby given that sealed tenders will be received at this office, until friday the 9th February at noon, from such persons a may be willing to contract for Building aBilliard Room at

From this date the Charges for Printing at the Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows;

Boat Notes

Opium Orders

Bills of Exchange in sets

Cheques

Ship's Articles

Powers of Attorney

Charter Parties.

Auction Bill-

3 per hundred

1 da. do.

3 do. do.

I do du.

oh or 6 per doz do. or 6 do. do.

do. or,, 6 do. do. 2 per first 100, and 75

cents for every suc ceeding 100.

2.

3 per do. do. and 1 per do. do. ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month longer period, 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser. tion 1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe- riods. Terms may be known an application at the Office.

TERMS; CASH Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. PUBLICOLA No. 8 is declined.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, commenced on Tuesday last at 6 o'Clock A. M.

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Illness having rendered a visit to Macao neces- sary we have not had it in our power personally to superintend the publication of the last four num- bers of the Friend of China. We regret this the more as some errors have appeared which should have been avoided. In particular we refer to the leader in our last number, in which it is stated that we had been requested "by high Authority" to no- tice the state of the roads &c. The use of the above phrase has given rise to the supposition that some official party had made the request, which is not the case, and the writer of the article in ques- tion simply intended to designate the parties as "highly influential". Had the article met our eye previously to insertion we should not have publish- ed it, and we sincerely regret its appearance. It is reported that the Eliza Stewart from Shanghai, laden with Tea, has been lost near Amoy.

FOR SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY. THE "FAIR BARBADIAN" will have early despatch for the above ports. For freight, apply to JNO. SMITH. Macao, 4th February, 1844.

JNO. SMITH.

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co.

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IN the premises lately occupied by Messrs D. Wilson & Co. four desirable appartments. For Particulars Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, 10th February, 1844. NOTICE. We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. THE British Bark FRANKLAND A. 1. FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following 316 tons Capt. Christee Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's Fire Proofron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Apply to Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superior Champaigne, Victoria, 10th February, 1844. Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil, 1. French and English Corks. DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Apply to FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU. PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. A well selected quantity of Manilla Rope, and Ameri can Soap. Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. THE British Ship GONDOLIER, A. 343 tons, Capt. Oliver. Apply to HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

NOTICE. TENDERS are required for a Vessel capable of conveying to England from 300 to 400 Troops; the Government placing on board the Vessel, Water, Provisions, and Fuel.

The Troops will be prepared to embark at Hong- kong whenever the Vessel is ready to receive them The Tender to state when the Vessel will be ready, and the amount either in our sum for her hire, or a certain amount per head for those embarked. Tenders will be received on board the "AGINCOURT" until noon, Thursday next, 15th Instant. By Command of the Rear Admiral

H. M. Ship Agincourt, Hongkong, 8th February, 1844.

EDW. WALLER, Secretary.

BILLIARD TABLE. FOR SALE.-Lately made at Canton full size hand- somely Carved with Cues Stand Marking Board &c. complete Prices 250; may be seen at the Godowns

of

Victoria, 9th February, 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

WHAMPOA HOSPITAL. FOR the greater convenience of Vessels at Wham- pua and Blenheim reacties, Hospital Vessel is moored off the Bombay Creek by which.. both are united.

M. O'SULLIVAN M. R. C. S. L. Resident Surgeon. Hospital Ship.

Whampoa, 3rd February, 1844. NOTICE The Partnership hitherto existing be- tween Francis Dickens and Robert Mc Intyre and carried on under the style or Firm of Dickens and Mo Intyre is this day dissolved by Mutual Consent. As Witness the hands of the said parties

Witness Richard Jones.

FRANCIS DICKENS, ROBERT MCINTYRE.

FRANCIS DICKENS of the late firm of Dickens & Me Intyre, begs to inform the Officers in Her Majesty's Service and the Inhabitants of Hongkong, that he has opened those extensive premises (lately occupied by Messrs. D. Wilson & Co.) as a General Store. And hopes that he may receive the same liberal support t that hehehehertogod

F. Dickens begs Turther to state that he has at pres ent on hand a large quantity of Wines Brandy Gin Whisky &c., in wood and Bottle. And an extensive stock of oilmans stores. Likewise a consignment of Kidderminster Carpets; Oil cloths, Gentlemens, Lambswool worsted and Merino Under Shirts Panta- loons Drawers &o. Also a large assortment of Bronze and Brass Table Lamps suspending Lamps Cabin Lamps &c. &c. Superior Plated cruet frames with glass cruets richly cut Tumblers and Wine Glas ses, claret Decanters, engraved Water Jugs, Crystal Toilet Bottles of the most approved patterns and var. iety of colour.-And various other goods too nume- rous to mention.

Victoria, 9th February, 1844.

ADVERTISEMENT. CEMETRY.-A Gentleman having purchased a lot of Land, unsuitable for building purposes is anxious to form a Joint Stock Company for the formation of a Cemetry. It must be evident to the weakest mind that the contemplated project will prove a safe investment, as the Grave Stones are already in a plenti- ful supply upon the Lot, and only require engraving, and should it not succeed, there is every reason to suppose, that only 15 per cent will have to be paid on its abandonment. For particulars enquire at the office, of Messrs. Quirk, Gammon, and Snap, Saffron Hill, where a Map of the lot may be seen and the largest stones (suitable of course only for Mandarins) are given upon the plan, The Cana?le Stones, will be put up at an upset price which at present we cannot exactly denominate, Having enumerated the advantages, we have only one drawback to mention that no Gentleman can be buried here until he makes a Road up to it, and brings, his own Earth to cover him.

NOTICE.-The undersigned have this day been ap Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. called upon to settle their accounts with

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844. AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT J. B. PAIN. QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINAMS HONG. BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene. rally that he has commenced business as an Auc tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality to merit a continuance of their support in this his new undertaking, at the same time to assure them and all those who have promised him their patronage that no exertion on his part shall be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion.

The business will be conducted entirely on Cash principles so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new premises are now ready for the reception of every description of goods intended or public or private Sale.

Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong. Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

FOR SALE. By the undersigned Fine Fat Sydney J. B. PAIN. Sheep a $5. per Head. Victoria, January 31st, 1844.

FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned a Small Invoice of Slop Clothing consisting of

Pea Coats, Monkey Jackets Flushing Trowsers, Flan- nel, Guernsey and Jersey Frocks Southwesters, Scotch Caps, Duck Frocks, Worsted hose Regatta Shirts, Cotton Shirts, Surge, Blankets, Duck &c., &c., ALSO

Valentia Almonds, Mould Candles, Sauces, Pickles, Tart Fruits, Salad Oil, Preserved Meats. Digby Sprats, Percussion Cups, Champagne, Cantinac, Sherry, Port, Whiskey, Gin, Brandy Table Cloths, Friction Matches, Perfumery, Shovels, Blocks, Shackles, Tar Brushes, Paint Brushes, Coffee, Pitch, Stockholm Tar Oakum, Turpentine, Buntin, Drill, Mouslin-de-laine Dresses, wine and various of ice

J. B. PAIN.

Victoria, 1st February, 1844. FOR SALE-A few Tons of English Coal at $10 per Ton, Apply to, Qeeen's Road,

Victoria, 27th January, 1944.

J. B. PAIN.

BOOKS. FOR Sale at P. Townsends Godown, a large collec- tion of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which ALSO. can be seen at the Godown.

For Sale, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Cheese, Oil table cloth, Hats, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Rum, Arrack, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle- sticks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, Looking Glasses and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and sundry other goods.

P. TOWNSEND.

ADVERTISEMENT.

To be sold by Public Auction on Monday Nex tat Noon [the 12 Inst. ] at the Commissariat Office.

1 Grey horse 15 hands 1 Broun do. 15. Do.

age

7 5

the property of the late John Irvine Esq. Ass. Comy. General. The horses may be seen and forther par- ticulars obtained by application at the Commisariat Office any day previours to the sale.

Victoria, 5th February, 1844,

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ses may be given to the most skilful. These cer- tificates should State the name, Age, and appear ance of the Individual.

12. Lastly, All Masters and Supercargoes of British Vessels will be required to subscribe to these regulations before being permitted to discharge; and the Undersigned will in the event of any breach of them, reserve to Himself the right of imposing such penalties as the greater or lesser aggravations of the case may seem to call for. Signed R. THOM.

H. Ms. Officiating Consul for Ningpo. British Consulate Ningpo, 1st January, 1844.

Sir,

British Consulate Ningpo 16th January, 1844.

I beg to wait upon you with copy of Certain Re- gulations agreed upon between the High Authori ties of this place and myself, for the wholesome restriction and government of such British Subjects as may resort to Ningpo for Commercial or other purposes.

As the Chinese Government hold me in the first instance responsible for the good conduct of all my Countrymen while here, you will at once perceive

from carelessness and inattention the circumstances have been allowed to become so complex as to require much explanation and unravelling, the un- dersigned must for his own credit decline to mix himself up in such transactions; and he has ac- cordingly to request that British subjects will be careful in bringing cases of like nature before him. [Signed] R. THOM.

H. M's Officiating Consul for Ningpo. British Consulate, Ningpo, 1st. January, 1844.

True Copy

RICHARD WOOSNAM. CIRCULAR No. 8. To British Merchants, and others, interested in the Trade of Ningpo.

The Undersigned has this day received an Of ficial communication from the Intendant of Circuit, in which His Excellency states, that the three fol- lowing shroff-shops are specially appointed to re- ceive Duties on behalf of Foreign Merchants, and that their receipts for the same will be considered as equally valid with those of His Excellency himself.

1st. The

久安 Kew-au shroff-shop,

that in my own defence I am compelled to adopt of which

the responsible

person is

the most stringent measures to repress every thing

that may be considered wrong or irregular, and

have accordingly to request, that you will grant

permission to no one under your command to re.

職員葉金鋐

pair to Ningpo, who is not thorougly acquainted in Government employ. with, and prepared to subscribe to, the accompany-

ing Regulations.

Sir

I have the honor to remain

We have hitherto found no difficulty or incon- venience in the working of the new Customhouse system.

I enclose extract of a private letter from Mr. Smith (who is connected with the House of Bell & Co. Macao, now acting as supercargo of the lency will be able to form a pretty good idea of Helen Stewart) to myself, by which Your Excel- the present state and prospects of the Ningpo market. It is understood between us that all com- mercial information procured in this way, is stric- tly private; that is to say, I may communicate it for Your Excellency's own information, or the in- formation of H. M's Government, but it is not to be put into the hands of third parties which might prejudice the business of the man who furnishes it. I should like very much to see a few cargoes of Rice and Paddy brought here for sale. The price is now high and rising; could we manage to bring it down by an importation of Rice from abroad. it would render the Foreign Trade very popular among the body of the people. This is a political sent state of the Rice Market should be lost sight end worth gaining, and I hardly think that the pre- of altogether.

Mr. Smith in his letter alludes to an attempt at a Tea monopoly on the part of one Fangqua or Fanqua, who was formerly at Canton. This is the first attempt at Monopoly that I have heard of since I came to Ningpo, and the moment that I Y?-Kin-hung can get the Sir Edward Ryan off my hands, I shall proceed to take up the case. It is one of these questions that require a little caution and ma- nagement, still I do not despair of bringing it to a Hoping that Your Excellency will find the en- closed extract of interest. I remain, Your Excellency's

Yuen-Ho shroff-shop satisfactory issue. 源和

2d, The

the responsible

Your most obedient humble servant of which R. THOM. [Signed]

H. M's Officiating 'Coxsul for Ningpo.

P. S. 1 further enclose a copy of the Regula

tions of the port as regards British Merchant Ves-

生員鐘光建

is

person

Chung.

sels, and will feel obliged by youa making them Kwang-Keen having the Literary title of a S?ng-

as generally known as possible to all parties con-yuen,

cerned.

[Signed]

R. THOM.

Hints to British merchants resorting to Ningpo

for purposes of Trade,

1. It must be borne in mind, that weights and measures differ widely in every part of China, and that consequently there is a great difference be- tween those employed at Canton, and those m use at Ningpo.

Many mistakes have already taken place in con- sequence, and to obviate such mistakes in future, the undersigned strongly recommends all British merchants having cominercial dealings at this port, whether in buying or selling goods by weight or ineasure, or paying or receiving money by weight, to reduce overy thing to CUSTOM-HOUSE STANDARD; for which end the standard weights and measures of this Consulate will always be at the service of any merchant, who may wish to adjust his own by them, or to have a similar set made.

2. British merchants are reminded that the Ningpo merchants are not men of the same esta- blished character and great means as the Hong merchants of Canton. Great care should there-

fore be taken when goods have been sold to deliver

them as per muster, and in good order and con- dition before witnesses, lost the market falling the purchaser should damage them and say that he received them in that state, as a pretext to throw up his bargain; and still more in buying goods, every package should be most carefully examined before being removed from the seller's premises, in order to guard against false-packing and other frauds which are very common in this part of the

country.

3. There being no longer security merchants to pay the debts and fulfil the engagements of those who are unfortunate or of those who commit Acts of fraud, British subjects are hereby cautioned aga. inst giving credit to any large amount. A Barter trade will be found the best and safest in the end; and no matter what the sum may be, whether in making sales or purchases, British subjects are strongly recommended to exact a sale or purchase note (vulgarly called a Hong-chop) without which document, in the event of fraud or failure, the suf- ferer would find great difficulty to establish his claim in a Chinese Court of Law,

Lastly. While the undersigned has every wish to assist such of his countrymen as may be unhap pily involved in losses from frauds or failures at Ningpo, yet, in justice to himself, he must insist on the transections brought before him being not only in themselves perfectly just and straight-forward, "but moreover of such a tangible and business-like shape that when he takes them up he may have sume prospect of bringing them, if not always to a satisfactory, at least to an intelligible issue.

Respecting all cases that are not perfectly con- sistent with what is right and proper between man and man, as well as all cases of mere suspicion without evidence, or where the British subject has been in part to blame in the first instance,or where

Most Obedient humble servant, R. THOM. [Signed]

H. M's Officiating Consul for Ningpo.

To His Excellency

Sir HENRY POTTINGER, Bart. G. C. B. &c. &c. &c., Hongkong.

ad. The

久和 Ken-ho shroff'shop

True Copy

of

person which the responsible

is

瑞槿

職員鄭王

Suy-tan in Government employ.

T. M.

RICHARD WOOSNAM

will be received at this Office for Bills to be Tight

of Co. R. 10,000 payable at Fort

after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Repu sury. The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the blican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Trea-

Duties will be received in pure Sycee Silver 98 to 100 touch Custom house weight, withthe addition of one tael two mace per hundred taels (1. 2. p. 100 T.), expenses for remelting as at Can-dollars. ton; or if the Duties bepaid in foreign money the Said foreign money will be put through the cru- cible and taken for just so much pure Silver as it yields, with the addition of 1. 2. p. 100 taels for remelting as above,

T. M.

R. THOM.

H. M's, Officiating Consul for Ningpo. British Consulate, Ningpo, 13th January, 1844, True Copy

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

His Excellency Sir HENRY POTTIN- China in pleased to GER Bart., G. C. B. Chief Superintendent of Trade &c, &c. in direct that the annexed copy of a letter No. 5 dated the 20th of January 1844, to his address from Robert Thom Esqr., Her Majesty's Consul at Ningpo he published for general information.

By Order,

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, February 6th, 1844.

Sir,

British Consulate Ningpo 20th January 1844.

As Your Excellency is no doubt most anxious to learn the particulars of any mercantile transac- tions which have taken place at Ningpo since the Port was opened, I beg to state for Your Excel- lency's information that since the 1st of January I have secured three ships, viz:

1st The British ship Helen Stewart 2dly The do do Sir Edward Ryan Sdly The American Barque Oscar (This last was secured on the Captain and Super- cargo addressing me officially, and engaging to obey my orders as if she were a British Vessel), Of the three ships mentioned above, the Sir Edward Ryan is already discharged, and is now about to proceed to Macao, and I expect that the American Barque Oscar will follow her in a few days. Both these ships will go away empty.

The Helen Stewart merely lands cargo as the supercargo makes sales; she is likely to remain here for some time, and will, I think, go away a full ship.

By order,

CHAS, E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 9th January, 1844.

BUILDING MATERIALS FOR SALE. NOTICE is hereby given, that on Thursday the 15th Instant the whole of the Materials of the Bar- racks and other Military buildings at West Point will be sold by Public Auction, in the undermen. tioned Lots, viz.

Lot 1 Guard Room

2 East Soldiers'lower Barrack.

21

19

3 West do. dv. do

4 South Soldiers' Barrack.

11

29

5 East Officers' Quarters.

6 West

19

do. do.

19

7 Outbuildings marked 7.

11

6 do. do. do. 8.

The lots to be removed at the purchaser's ex- pense within one month from the day of Sale. Farther conditions of sale, and other particulars, to be known at this Office, or at that of the Com manding Royal and Superintending Engineer, and the buildings to be viewed on application to the Chinese Compradore in charge of them. The Sale to take place at West Point, and to

commence at noon.

EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G.

Commissariat,

Victoria, 6th February, 1844.

CONTRACT FOR WORKS. Sealed Tenders will be received until the Tenth of February next at Noon from Persons will- ing to contract for forming streets, building se wers, and for other works in the Town of Victoria. The Drawings and specifications may be seen at this Office after the 3rd of February.

A. T. GORDON, Land officer.

Land Office, 26th January, 1844.

PUBLIC NOTICE. Is hereby given that sealed tenders will be received at this office, until friday the 9th February at noon, from such persons a may be willing to contract for Building aBilliard Room at

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

Chuckchoo, according to the plan, sections and specifications to be seen at the office of the Com- manding Royal and Superintending Engineer. EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G. Commissariat China, Victoria, 29th January, 1844.

The ratification of the Chinese treaty has at length arrived in England, accompanied by one of the most liberal commercial tariffs ever negocinted, the maximum duty being ten per cent. Some of the London papers, we may particulary instance the Sun, which professes almost ultra-liberal free trade doctrines, are extremely earnest in their hopes, that in cementing the new bonds of amity, the Chinese have granted the preference to British commerce, to which Great Britain is in all points of view so equitably entitled. It would, we think, rather puzzle the Sun to show any grounds, for preference towards the English on the part of the Chi- nese. The late war in its results will doubtless bo advantageous to China, as also to the general com- merce of most other nations, but the Chinese can scar- cely be expected to forget their desvastated cities and slaughtered countrymen,or that the war was commenc- ed against them, in consequence of the Chinese govern- ment having after repeated warnings taken measures to put a stop to the smuggling of a poisonous drug. These measures we do not pretend to defend, but, allo- wance being made for the difference of the state of policy, and civilization, we cannot deem them so very much harder than seizing fishing bouts out at sea, laden with French brandies, confiscating and selling (not destroying, like the Chinese) the obnoxious ar ticle, and incarcerating the parties engaged in the at- tempt in a prison. Other nations have reason to thank the English for the war, but certainly the Chi- nese have little reason to be grateful to them.-Paris Political Summary.

NOTICE.

From this date the Charges for Printing at the Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows;

Boat Notes

Opium Orders

2 per hundred

I do. do.

33

Bills of Exchange in sets

3 do. do.

"

Cheques

1 do. do.

Powers of Attorney

I do. or

Charter Parties.

I do. or 39

Ship's Articles

Auction Billa.

1 each or $6 per doz 6 do. do. 6 do. do.

2 per first 100, and 75 cents for every suc ceeding 100. Auction Catalogues,, 3 per da. do. and 1 per do. do. ADVERTISEMENTS. longer General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser. tion 1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 12.

4.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe riods. Terms may be known an application at the Office.

TERMS; CASH. Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. PUBLICOLA No. 3 is declined.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, commenced on Tuesday last at 6 o'clock A. M.

LATEST DATES.

ENGLAND

Nov. 15

MANILA

UNITED STATES

Oct. 15

SYDNEY

Oct. 16

SINGAPORE

THE CAPE

CALCUTTA PINANO

JAVA

Jan. 13

00

Nov. 10

Dec. 16 Nov. 25

SHANGHAI CHUSAN

MOW

CANTON

St. HELENA

THE SCHOONER "UNION" HAS just undergone a thorough repair, raised, and newly decked :-well armed and her Cabins are most confortably fit ted for six Passengers;-she will now run regularly between Macao, Hongkong, and Canton with Passengers, at the usual rate charged in other passage boats. For passage, in Macao, apply to And at Hongkong,

JNO. SMITH.

P. TOWNSEND. She is for Sale, and the owner will accept a fair offer.

TO LET.

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IN the premises lately occupied by Messrs D. Wilson & Co. four desirable appartments. For Particulars Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, 10th February, 1844. NOTICE-We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. THE British Bark FRANKLAND A. 1. FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's 316 tons Capt. Christee Fire Proof ron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Apply to HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superior Champagne, Victoria, 10th February, 1844. Port, Mudeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil, 1. French and English Corks.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. THE British Ship GONDOLIER, A. 343 tons, Capt. Oliver. Apply to

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

NOTICE. TENDERS are required for a Vessel capable of conveying to England fibn 300 to 400 Troops; the Government placing on board the Vessel, Water, Provisions, and Fuel.

The Troops will be prepared to embark at Hong- kong whenever the Vessel is ready to receive them. The Tender to state when the Vessel will be ready. and the amount either in our sum for her hire, or a certain amount per head for those embarked. Tenders will be received on board the "AGINCOURT" until noon, Thursday next, 15th Instant. By Command of the Rear Admiral

H. M. Ship Agincourt, Hongkong, 8th February, 1844.

EDW. WALLER. Secretary.

BILLIARD TABLE. FOR SALE.-Lately made at Canton full size hand- somely Carved with Cues Stand Marking Board &c. complete Prices 250; may be seen at the Godowns

of

Victoria, 9th February, 1841.

J. B. PAIN.

WHAMPOA HOSPITAL, HOSPITA FOR the greater convenience of Vessels at Wham- pua and Blenheim reacties, Hospital Vessel is moored off the Bombay Creek by whic... both are united. M. O'SULLIVAN M. R. C. S. L. Resident Surgeon. Hospital Ship.

Whampoa, 3rd February, 1844. NOTICE The Partnership hitherto existing be tween Francis Dickens and Robert Mc Intyre and carried on under the style or Firm of Dickens and McIntyre is this day dissolved by Mutual Consent. As Witness the hands of the said parties

Witness Richard Jones.

FRANCIS DICKENS, ROBERT MCINTYRE.

FRANCIS DICKENS of the late firm of Dickens & Mc Intyre, begs to inform the Officers in Her Majesty's Service and the Inhabitants of Hongkong: Dec. 29 that he has opened those extensive premises (lately Nov. 19 Jany. 9 occupied by Messrs. D. Wilson & Co.) as a General Juny. 11 Store. And hopes that he may receive the same Jaamerat support that be babeskarto, and Jany. 37 Aug. 27

M

THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 10TH 1844.

Illness having rendered a visit to Macao neces- sary we have not had it in our power personally to superintend the publication of the last four num- bers of the Friend of China. We regret this the more as some errors have appeared which should have been avoided. In particular we refer to the leader in our last number, in which it is stated that we had been requested "by high Authority" to no- tice the state of the roads &c. The use of the above phrase has given rise to the supposition that some official party had made the request, which is not the case, and the writer of the article in ques- tion simply intended to designate the parties as "highly influential. Had the article met our eye previously to insertion we should not have publish- ed it, and we sincerely regret its appearance. It is reported that the Eliza Stewart from Shanghai, laden with Tea, has been lost near Amoy.

FOR SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY. THE "FAIR BARBADJAN" will have early despatch for the above ports. For freight, apply to Macao, 4th February, 1844.

JNO. SMITH.

F. Dickens begs further to state that he has at pres- ent on hand a large quantity of Wines Brandy Gin Whisky &c., in wood and Bottle. And an extensive stock of oilmans stores. Likewise a consignment of Kidderminster Carpets; Oit cloths, Gentlemens, Lambswool worsted and Merino Under Shirts Panta- loons Drawers &c. Also a large assortment of Bronze and Brass Table Lamps suspending Lamps Cabin Lamps &c. &c. Superior Plated cruet frames with glass cruets richly cut 'l'umblers and Wine Glas ser, clares Decanters, engraved Water Jugs, Crystal Toilet Bottles of the most approved patterns and var. iety of colour.-And various other goods too nume- rous to mention.

Victoria, 9th February, 1844.

ADVERTISEMENT. CEMETRY.-A Gentleman having purchased a lot of Land, unsuitable for building purposes is anxious to form a Joint Stock Company for the formation of Cemetry. It must be evident to the weakest mind that the contemplated project will prove a safe investment, as the Grave Stones are already in a plenti- ful supply upon the Lot, and only require engraving, and should it not succeed, there is every reason to suppose, that only 15 per cent will have to be paid on its abandonment. For particulars enquire at the office, of Messrs. Quirk, Gammon, and Snap, Saffron Hill, where a Map of the lot may be seen and the largest stones (suitable of course only for Mandarins) are given upon the plan, The Canaile Stones, will be put up at an upset price which at present we cannot exactly denominate, Having enumerated the advantages, we have only one drawback to mention that no Gentleman can be buried here itil he makes a Road up to it, and brings, his own Earth to cover him.

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU. PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. A well selected quantity of Manilla Rope, and Ameri. can Soap. Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co.

NOTICE.-The undersigned have this day been ap pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore called upon to settle their accounts with

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844. AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT J. B. PAIN.

QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINAMS HONG. BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene. rally that he has commenced business as an Auc tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality to merit a continuance of their support in this his new undertaking, at the same time to assure them and all those who have promised him their patronage that no exertion on his part shall be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion.

The business will be conducted entirely on Cash principles so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new premises are now ready for the reception of every description of goods intended or public or private Sale.

Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong. Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

FOR SALE.-By the undersigned Fine Fat Sydney J. B. PAIN. Sheep a 85. per Head. Victoria, January 31st, 1844.

FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned a Small Invoice of Slop Clothing consisting of

Pea Coats, Monkey Jackets Flushing Trowsers, Flan nel, Guernsey and Jersey Frocks Southwesters, Scotch Caps, Duck Frocks, Worsted hose Regatta Shirts, Cotton Shirts, Surge, Blankets, Duck &c., &c., ALSO

Valentia Almonds, Mould Candles, Sauces, Pickles, Tart Fruits, Salad Oil, Preserved Meats. Digby Sprats, Percussion Caps, Champagne, Cantinac, Sherry, Port, Whiskey, Gin, Brandy Table Cloths, Friction Matches, Perfumery, Shovels, Blocks, Shackles, Tar Brushes, Paint Brushes, Coffee, Pitch, Stockholm Tar Oakum, Turpentine, Buntin, Drill, Mouslin-de-laine J. B. PAIN. Dresses, white and various uther articles.

Victoria, 1st February, 1844. FOR SALE.-A few Tons of English Coal at $10 per Ton, Apply to, Qeeen's Road,

Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

BOOKS. OR Sale at P. Townsends Godown, a large collec- tion of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which ALSO. can be seen at the Godown. For Sale, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Cheese, Oil table cloth, Hats, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Rum, Arrack, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle- sticks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, Looking Glasses and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and sundry other goods.

P. TOWNSEND.

ADVERTISEMENT.

To be sold by Public Auction on Monday Nex tat Noon [the 12 Inst. ] at the Commissariat Office. age.

1 Grey horse 15 hands

1 Broun do. 15. Do.

7 5

the property of the late John Irvine Esq. Ass. Comy. General. The horses may be seen and forther par- ticulars obtained by application at the Commisariat Office any day previours to the sale. Victoria, 5th February, 1844,

Για

Victoria

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY

OF LONDON. Undwined having been appointed Agents in Chin, for the above Company, are prepared to neo/Autunes at Hong-Kong, as under 18r.-On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Files, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all odors.

Rate of Premium, & per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not poffed, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Aster 6 months of the annual rate, will be charged.

and for 3 months,

Of the 1st Clue, Assurances, for the present, will be opted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. Aud of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form offe isk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten ofther out a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Ance is to be considered in force until the Propium by paid.

Amort other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits, after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full pardes of the risk to be taken; any deviation Can which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843.

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &o.. Queen's Road Victoria. RETURNS his most grateful thanke to the Offeers of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to,

1st January, 1844,

MR. LATTEY.

Chronometer and Watch Maker. Removed from Lanes Hotel to the upper part of Mr. Pain's new stor Queens Road opposite to Chinams Hong.

Hongkong, January, 1844.

B. KENNY M. D.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON &

Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little above Junk river.

THE Copartnership existing between DiROM, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIRO, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own imitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DinoM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of Dinom, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIRO, DAVIDSON &Co.;

Macao, 1st August. 18.

DIRQM & Co.

NOTICE-The undersigned..have established. House of Agency in China, under the firm of BousteaGin-connexion-with Messers Buttery Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. hir Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore,

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1818.

NOTICE,-The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his imm?diate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Faini. hes and others, end to meet the patronage which that

Establishment has heretofore had.

Macao, 31st August, 1943.

A. H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and

secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire.

apply to

N. DUUS.

Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

CONSULAT DE FRANCE EN CHINE. AVIS, Par d?cision, consulaire en date d'aujourd'hu Mr. CHALLAVE ?levo consul, n'appartient plus au Consulat de France on Chinet COMTE DE RATTI-MENTON.

Macao, le 17 Aout, 1942. AVIS-Les Fran?ais qui se trouvent, ou se trouveront en Chi.. ne, snt provenus que s'ils veulent s'assurer la protection du Consulat de France et la jouissance des droits et privil?ges deja atrie, u mui pourront l'?tro ? l'avenir, par les trait?s, les lois. ou ordonnances aux sujets de S. M. le Roi der Fran?ais, devront se faire inserire se le registre matricule du dit Consulat, en so pr?sentant eux-m?mes, ou, en cas d'impossibilit? en adressant au Consul une requ?te, o? ils d?clarer nt, sous serment, qu'ils n'ont encoura la perte de deur qualit? de Fran?ais, par aucune des circonstances sp?cifi?es dans l'ay. 17 du code civil, tels que la naturalisation, l'acceptation non autoris?e par le Roi, de forti. ons publiques conf?r?es par un gouvernement ?tranger, et enfin, par tout ?tablissement fait en pays ?tranger, sans ceprit de retour.

Le Consul de France. CONTE DE RATTIMENTON.

FOR LIVERPOOL

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greator part ofher enrgo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton. Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea bont. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt ropo yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, l'atent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized hentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition 14 Ins. and others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

NOTICE. The undersigned have this day establish- ed a house of Agency and Commission at "Hong-complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 it. by kong," under the firm of Bush and Miller."

F. T. BUSH, (Signed){ ALEX. A. MILLER Vietoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844. NOTICE.

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong asBuilders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with For that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that board, o will cusure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addressed to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention. NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of II Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843.

NOTICE.

N. DUUS..

The following packages addressed to the Officers and Messes of H. M. and H. E. I. C's Regts serving during the late war are lying in the Godowns of the Undersigned Calderton H. M. 98th Regt. F. Engineers

Sir W.Mc.Gregora Mese

13 packages.

do.

19-dur

6 N. I do.

Col. A. B. Dyco

41

1 do.

Cap. Badwood

Madras Eugineers 1

do.

Licut Runefatt

do

do.

1. F. Erskin

32

F. S. Dewberrey

H. M. 55th

2nd. Regt N. LI

do.

do

11

1. do.

R. S. Dobbic

39th Regt. I

do

F. Welch

2 165

do.

2 do,

I. C. Shaw Engineers

Sergt. Maj. Wards

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engage, will have quick despatch. eat or passage upply to Captain Buckic on

BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors und Chains, Ar. rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Ricc, Ditto, Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Duto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co.

FOR SALE-Ghe, Paints and l'aint-Op

Beer, in Huds

At the godowns of 57 1 JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843. TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Franjec Jemsejee Esq. sitante on the Queen's load near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply In Framion Testine, hlucao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots.

HUGHES DON, CALDER &Co. TO LET

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about? 2000 The parties to whom the packages are addressed are Bales of Cotton. Kent $50 per month each. requested to make application for them.

Victoria, January 1, 1814.

N. DUUS.. Queen's Road.

WHOEVER may live the fourth Volume of Al lisons' Modern Europe, the property of Lord Sla tour is requested to send it to Mr. Miller at the Church. Victoria, 2nd February, 1844.

Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCII. 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843. FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Lisbon; Madeira; Claret; Champagne; Sauterne; Chablis; Cortaillod; Cider: pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva-Sperm Candles; Blacking; THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Table covers; Sauces: Oil; Mustard; Pins; intent

FOR SALE.

Bandeman Forster and Co. London.

Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry In wood and bottle. Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne. Apply to LINDSAY & Co.. Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases.

Sherry do.

Cluret do.

do. do.

de. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victorie, 22nd November, 1243.

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843.

FOR SALE-E. 1. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to VIBE. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE. A few Cwt. of prime English Cheese, at moderate prices; also Picides, Sauces, Mustard, &c. by Mr. H. J. CARR Nemesis Tavern

Victoria, 18th January, 1814.

J. C. POWER.

Hat guards; Nails and Tacks of sizes; best French corks; Cheese; Pocket compasses; Carpenter's tools. &c. &c. apply to Victoria, 13th January, 1844. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wisc JOHN RITSON

& Co. to.

Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS. Instances having come to the knowledge of Government of Individuals in the Public Service quitting this Colony without previ- ously obtaining leave, His Excellency the Governor in Council is pleased to positively prohibit the practice in future, and to an- nounce, that any person doing so will be immediately removed from the employ of

Government.

The Heads of all Departments will be held personally responsible for reporting to Government any infringement of this Noti- fication by those acting immediately under By order of His Excellency the Gover- nor in Council.

them.

The other point much relied on by Sir Robert || old plan of construction of having a rough head and Peel was the fact that Government had given warning a fine run-aft to be best adapted for encountering a that they would not be answerable for losses incurred rough sea. One great object to be accomplished was to avoil the formation of a head-wave, which resists the in prosecuting a contraband trade. These two arguments would be sufficient but for progress of a vessel as effectually as if it were so much one fact-that Government by their officer, thrust deeper immersed in water. This, it was found, would themselves into the scrape, and volunteered the respon. be best effected by increasing the length of the ship, sibility which they had previously repudiated. Had for length seems to be an essential requisite. The they let the opium trade alone, Lord Palmerstons ca- shortest length for a boat required to move through the veat would have stood good to this day; although the water with a velocity of 17 miles an hour was found Indian Government, like some pious procuress, vend- to be 205 feet, and the shape of the water-line, or of ed the wares while it deprecated the sin. But they that part of the ship which floats on the surface of the meddled; first to get the trade legalised, then to get water, is thus calculated :-The fore-part of such a some kind of regulations agreed to; and finally, Capt. vessel, from the widest midship section, must be one Elliot, their accredited officer, whose acts are cordially hundred and twenty feet, and be tapered off to a fine adopted by the existing Government, chose to incur point, like a Thames wherry. The afterpart must be the inost sweeping r gousi silties to both sides; the repre- 85 feet, and the form more rounded, though still termi sentative of a Government one branch of which ac- nating in a sharp point. Mr. Russell said that when tually dealt in opium, he undertook to the Chinese that old seamen and shipbuilders saw this plan they were all the stock of the drug should be surrendered; and positive that such a vessel could not live in a rough sea, as the representative of the Government at home, hoas it was directly opposed to all their notions of ship. obliged the holders of the opium, then beyond the building, the cod's-head and mackerel tail form being reach of the Chinese, to deliver it up to him. Of the one they had always preferred; Experiments, course, Lord Palmerston, whem he said that any loss however, were made on a large as well as on a small to be suffered in consequence of the more effectual scale, with a view to test the qualities of the differently. execution of the Chinese laws," did not contemplate shaped vessels, some of the experiments being made on the execution of those laws by the intervention of a ships of 2000 tons burden. The results proved that British officer; and when he said that the loss" must the plan now recommended is far superior to the best be borne by those parties who Lave brought the loss on of the old forms of ships, and that, as compared with themselves, he did not mean that it must be born by the cod's-head and mackerel-tail construction, the ad- those parties when it was brought upon them by his vantage, when moving at the rate of seven miles an own vicegerent. Captain Elliot's demand for the sur-hour, was more than double, or, in other words, the. render of the opiun to himself for the service of Govern. resistance to the motion through the water was 52 to ment, quire superseded and cancelled Lord Palmerston's 129, and the advantage of the new form was found to warning, so far as the whole of that opium was con- increase with the increase of spood. As sea-going boats, cerned, those of the pointed shape were also found superior, for

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th February, 1844. Owing to the continued pressure of pu- blic business His Excellency the Governor regrets that he cannot devote more than one day in the week for the reception of Visitors that day will for the future be Thursday. By order, RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th February, 1814. to Captain Elliot's bargain. Ministers say truly, that the expense of the British Association. The bottom the method of ascertaining the value was reserved of the vessel being of the same shape as the waves, he Tenders will be received at this Office for Bills to be for the direction of Government; they say truly, that conceives that it moves through them witheit being drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China on the Right the value is difficult, it not impossible, to be ascertain-so much tossed about as it would be if the undulations Hon'ble. the Governor General of ludia, in Council, ed: but their agent voluntarily pledged them to that of the water were not corresponding with the vessel for two Lacs of Company's Rupees (2,00,000) in sets difficult or impossible task; and they do not redeem moving through it. Be the cause, however, what it of Co. R. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days the pledge which they have not repudiated, by de-may, the fact is, the results of these experiments were after Sight, in exchange for Mexican, or other Repu-claring in their discretion that they will not ascertain so conclusive, that the ship builders on the Clyde, where blican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Trea- the value. They are not absolved from literally fal- they were carried on, have, in a great measure, over- come their partiality to the cod's-head and mackerel. sury. The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the filling the task, until they have expended all possible tail form, and have adopted the principles of construc- diligency labour and time, to fulfil it in itliteral terms: on which these experiments have proved to be the having done so without success, they would still be best. The practical effect of these experiments is that By order, CHAS. E. STEWART. bound in honor to make such a liberal approximation Treasurer and Financial Secretary. as would in probability indemnify the owners for the there are at this time twenty first-class steamers cons. loss of that particular stock of opium, They did not tructed of the sharppointed form, which surpass in Treasurers Office, Government House, undertake to pay what jury would award, but to speed, and in the other requisites of a sea-boat, all those Victoria, 9th January, 1814. return the equivalent of the thing seized by their previously constructed on other models. A fine steam agent. the price of Captain Elliot's scrip,' the very vessel, the Vanguard, built on these principles, entered existence of which must have had a depressing effect Cork Harbour from Dublin, on the first day of the me- on its own value, is not the value of the opium: Sireting of the British Association, having made the pas- Bar-Henry Pottinger's opinion' is not the value, nor is sage in three hours less time than had been ever pre- Captain Elliot's. In respect to part of the drug. that viously accomplished.—Ibid. sold by the Indian Government, the refusal to pay the invoice-cost is inconsistent with that common kind of honesty in trade, which the pettifogging retail-dealer who has false weights would not venture to commit: it is, as we have before said, precisely the case of the vendor who having sold some goods and sent them home to the purchaser by the carrier; insists upon having them back again, and then refuses to return the money or pay the carriage.

"It might be difficult to ascertain the actual value of they not only shipped less water, but were less agitated the opium. The invoice cost is the most precise ma-tained after a series of experiments, also conducted at by the motion of the waves-which form was ascer- thod that has been suggested, but it is not essential

dollars,

BUILDING MATERIALS FOR SALE, NOTICE is hereby given, that on Thursday the 15th Instant the whole of the Materials of the racks and other Military buildings at West Point will be sold by Public Auction, in the undermen- tioned Lots, viz.

Iot Guard Room

19

2 East Soldiers'lower Barrack.

19

3 West do. do. do.

99

4 South Soldiers' Barrack.

99

5 East Officers' Quarters.

6 West

do.

do.

99

"

"9

7 Outbuildings marked 7.

19

do. do. do. 8. The lots to be removed at the purchaser's ex- pense within one month from the day of Sale. Farther conditions of sale, and other particulars, to be known at this Office, or at that of the Com manding Royal and Superintending Engineer, and the buildings to be viewed on application to the Chinese Compradore in charge of them. The Sale to take place at West Point, and to

commence at noon.

EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G.

Commissariat,

Victoria, 6th February, 1844.

"No one would desire Government to insure opium smugglers against loss in a contraband and perilous trade, or to pay a fixed price for all opium that might bo seized by the Chinese Government; but the opium was seized by Captain Elliot, and surrendered to him on the faith of certain promises; Government adopt those promises in terms, but refuse performance. The receipt in full which they have extorted from the owners for half the money, under pain of setting their claim at defiance. with all the power of the English Government, is no release in justice and honour; and the day may come, should the national exchequer ever again be solvent, when an English Government may be ashamed to avail itself of a false receipt extorted by intimidation.

Mr. Scott Russell read the first part of his report on THE OPIUM COMPOSITION. From the Spectator. the forms of ships, drawn up at the request of the "The House of Commons have awarded to the British Association. The report attracted much atten- owners of the opium seized at Canton the dishonest tion. It is formed on a series of experiments, exten composition proposed by Government; the characte-ding over five years, which were conducted by the late ristic fidelity of the Commons probably making them Sir James Robinson, of Edinburgh, and Mr. John Scott reluctant to pass an implied censure on Ministers by Russell, and for this purpose grants, amounting to near- insisting on doing justice. There are two points in ly ?4000 have been made at different times by the the Government position which have a show of strength. British Association. It would occupy far too much The claimants demanded to be paid the real value of space to notice even the nature of the experiments, and the opium, and suggested the invoice cost as a guide to the various plans they have adopted for arriving at the the minimum value; but Government say that the real form of ships best adapted to go through the water with value was not ascertainable, ia consequence of its fluc- least resistance, combining at the same time the qua- tuation with every rumour and with every new rule of lities of a good sea-going boat. The general results the empire, and that therefore the invoice-cost was no alone can be given at present, and these are of the most startling kind to those ship-builders who conceive the

test.

The following passage in the last Report of the Co- lonial Land and Emigration Commissioners will be read with interest:

EMIGRATION FROM CHINA TO THE WEST IN DIES.- Another resource to which the West Indian commitect have directed attention consists of the Chinese emi- grants who are understood to frequent the straits of Malacca in search of employment. It is proposed that none should be taken except from the British settle- ments in the Straits, and that any agreements formed with them should be witnessed by the proper magiste- rial authorities there. The details are still under dis- cussion at your Lordship's office, with the gentlemen who have interested themselves in the scheme. If the Inbourers could have been landed free to engage with whom they pleased, and a public hounty have been at once paid upon them, this probably would have been deemed the simplest and best course of all; but it is expected that the Chinese, who are described as very cautions, and fully alive to the protection of their can interests, would probably refuse going to such distant countries without the security of some certain engage- ment. Under these circumstances, it is contemplated that the importers may enter into contracts which shall be binding as against themselves, but of which the la- bourers shall be at liberty at short successive periods to declare their relinquishment, the importer being in that casa compensated by the public, under a scale varying according to the lenght of time during which he has had the benefit of the labourer's services? The incon- venience of such an arrangement would appear to be, that the employer must, for his own reimbursement in case the people remain with him, name a lower rate of wages than probably could be paid by his neighbours. But, on the other hand, the labourer will thus have had a certain minimum, as it were, assured to him before- hand, and if, on becoming acquainted with the colony, he should wish to relinquish it and make an entirely fresh contract, it will still be equally open to his original employer, as to any other person, to deal with him on

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a new basis. We made some inquiries, as was wished, of gentlemen acquainted with China, and the result would seem to show that there is no reason to doubt the number or the competency of the Chinese labou- ?rers who might be met with in the Straits of Malacca. We understand that upwards of 6,000 emigrants ar- rived in junks at Singapore both this year and last year; the provinces from which they chiefly come are said to be those in which the largest quantity of sugar is pro- duced in China. The sugar cultivation also of Java appears to be carried on by people of this nation; and, whether or not the individuals selected might have a previous knowledge of the subject, they are said to be altogether so dexterous and so ready to turn from one employment to another, that there can be no doubt of their acquiring the necessary skill. The Chinese serm to be by far the most industrious and most hardy of Ori- ental labourers; on the other hand, they are said to be very sensible of their own value,keen for their interests, and a people from whom no work can be got, if they think themselves ill-treated-qualities which, we are confident, will not be objected to in the West Indies, if accompanied by the merits of which they are the na tural adjuncts. The prudence of as far as possible giving them the stimulus of direct and immediate ad- vantage is much dwelt upon, and we are informed that it has been found expedient always to endeavour to employ them for job work rather than for fixed wages. Something must depend on the means for making good selections at Singapore, arf much, probably, upon the nature of the original agreements entered into with the emigrants. It can also only be determined by experi- ence how far they may become discontented with places so remote from all other people of their own race, or whether difficulties may arise in using them in conjun ction with labourers of African origin. But, secing the numerous motives for wishing to satisfy in every proper way the demand for labour in the West Indies, and considering that the more intelligent the class of people introduced, as well as the better able to protect their own interests, the more beneficial it must be to all concerned, it seems very desirable that the present experiment should be tried, and that it should be practi- cally ascertained whether, China may be added to the fields from which to attempt to furnish means for the successful cultivation of sugar by free labour.-The Co- Jonial Gazette.

CHINA-During the past week, we have received from China, an abstract of the Supplementary Treaty between their Majesties the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Emperor of China, consisting of seventeen Articles, The more important provisions of this Traty are, that no British Merchant ships shall resort to any other Port in China, except the five ports named in the first Treaty, and that any infringement of the rule shall be visited by the seizure and confiscation of the vessel and cargo. Art. VI. provides that English merchants residing at the five ports, shall not wander away into the country, or go beyoud certain limits fixed by the Chinese Authorities and the Consuls; and that any one who may contrac vene this order shall be delivered over to the British Consul for punishment. The next Article permits English mercants, who may be residing at these ports, to buy and rent ground and houses at a fair valuation. Art. IX. provides for the mutual surrender of criminals who may escape, from the Chinese territories into Hong- kong; or from our own settlement and ships into the interior of the country.

position for any government to take up. In India, the British Authorities are engaged in raising the drug by means of public funds, expressly for the Chinese market; in China the British Authorities will not allow in to be landed in the only Settlement we possess, and have directed it to be rigidly excluded from the ports to which our trade is confined; and the Consuls are bound to make known to the Chinese authorities whith the view of its being confiscated, any cargo of that same Opium, which the servants of the same Crown have raised for that specific object. Although the Chinese authorities appear to have entered upon the arrange. ment of the Treaty with a feeling of sincerity and even cordiality, which does them infinite credit, yet it is to be feared that the guilty centerprizes of the Opium smugglers will at no distant period interrupt that lasting peace and friendship which the Emperor appears so anxions to cement. The least that our Government can do to counteract the evil is to forbid the arming of the Opium vessels, a measure which the Englishman has repeatedly and very forcibly advised. While we have vessels of war in erory port for the protection of commerce, there can be no legitimate occasion for trading vessels to be armed with cannon; there can indeed be no reason for it, but one which it would be shameful to avow, and which would impose on Govern. ment the imperious necessity of preventing it. If they are permitted thus to be armed, there will be bloody conflicts with the Chinese prev ve service, and mis- the Chinese autho- trust will be sown in the m rities, which will inevitably ripen into feelings of hos- tility.-Gentleman's Gazbile.

THE CHINESE COMMERCIAL TRADE.-In its present aspect the intelligence from China gives unmixed satis action to all parties. The ratifications of the Nankin treaty have been exchanged, and a commercial treaty has been concluded. The subarrassing and obstructive Hong monopoly is no mor; irregular charges anla whole system of corrupt and corrupting fees have been abolished, a fixed and inteligible tariff of moderate du- ties bang substituted; Eglish merchants are admit- ted to intercourse on a footing of equality with the Chi- nese; consular of fices and diplomatic relations are esta- blished; British cruizers are admitted to five Chinese ports, as a useful auxiliary to the Chinese authorities in maintaining order; many troublesome restrictions on the communication of individuals, with individuals are removed; a free and constant intercourse between the Chinese Main and the British colony is provided for, in a way that must result in a much more intimate relation between the two people; and the Chinese have abandoned their haughty and fantastic bearing, (to adopt one of thorough friendliness and reasonable mu- tual deference. Such are the advantages apparent on the face of the documents which have passed between the representatives of the two Governments. Two other great advantages, guarantees for the rest, are, the admission of all foreign countries to a participation in the new benefits,-which must tend both to disarm jealousies and to admit China to a place in the great system of the modern civilised world; and the proba- bility that the fixed tariff and improved customs and port-regulations will so far enrich the revenue of China as to give the Imperial Government a great interest in the new order of things. These advantages might be frustrated by anything which should go to nullify the regulations just established in their practical work ing: if the Chinese are sincere in their intentions, The Eighth Article stipulates that all foreign na- any treacherous conduct on the part of the British tions, whose subjects or citizens have hitherto traded would give colour to their htely cherished notions of at Canton. Fu-choo-fuo, Amoy, Ningpo, end Shang our barbarism; if they are insincere, British treachery hai, on the same terms as the English. According to would justify their treachery; if their Government European nations, such a provision is out of place in be weak, the collusion of British violators of the com- a Treaty with the British Crown, but the Chinese pact would strengthen rebellious subjects in preventing evidently considered the English as the representative the Imperial rulers from fulfilling the bargain which of the European family, and were anxious to embrace we have forced upon them. It is therefore with the the opportunity of this Supplementary Treaty, to make greatest pleasure that Sir H Pottinger's firmness, to known the footing on which the merchants of other wards the British as well as the Chinese, is observed powers would be permitted the trade in China. The in this country. One word as to the negotiators of Chinese authorities soon became aware, that foreign these important treaties. Sir Henry's merits are best nations would not fail to besiege the Cabinet for the described in the description which we have given, cur. same privileges which had been conceded to the Eng-sory as it is, of the extraordinary revolution which he lish, and would probably proceed so far as to send an has effected in the views and policy of the Chinese Embassy to the Capital. They have therefore acted Government. Nor can the ability of the Chinese di discreetly in thus anticipating their negotiation and plomatists be too highly estimated. With such minds requests, and rendering any personal application at in China, and the closer intimacy that must now inevi- Pekin, which could not have been refused without risk tably arise between that country and Europe, it will be or permitted without humiliation, altogether super-signal advantages from this great event in the history hard if millions in both regions do not reap the most of the world.-Spectator.

fluous.

The Opium question, the original oause of the war, remains in statu quo. It is not so much as hinted at. That word of ill omen appears to have been most ca refully excluded from these Treaties of perpetual peace and friendship. This article continues to be regarded as contraband by the Chinese laws; and any attempt to introduce it, will be viewed as an act of smuggling, and punished accordingly. The En- glish Government has engaged to prevent the admis. sion of the drug into the five ports, and the Consuls are required to apprize the Chinese authorities of any such smuggling transaction, which may come to their knowledge, in order that the goods may be confiscate. The Chinese Government undertakes to exclude the drug from all other ports. Yet the Government of In- dia will not probably diminish the manufacture of the article by a single chest, or the Chinese relinquish the use of it. This exclusion of Opium from Hongkong, and from the five Ports which have been opened to our commerce, is all that could be expected of our Govern- ment. The consumption of the drug in the Empire wil now depend on the success with which the Opium sinugglers, backed by the wishes of the people, may baffle the vigilance, or corrupt the integrity of the Chignation of our manufacturing energies, which, though nese preventive service. Yet it is a very anomalous they have receivede an impulse, cannot immediately

THE REVENUE-The usual revenue tables for the last quarter have been published, and show an increa- se of revenue for the year of 5,944,7897; but this in- cludes the sum of 1,314,4051. obtained from China, which must be deducted to get at the increase in the revenue derived from our own resources, which, on this principle, was 4,630,3837. The summary of the official tables gives the following:-The total revenue of the financial year just ended is 49,346,2731.; against the previous year, 45,269,9277; increase on the year, 4,076,3461. The property tax has yielded, in the year, the sum of 5,052,057 We are happy to see in the quarter an increase of 240,5151. in the Excise, which indicates more employment and greater power of con- sumption amongst the people. There is also, taken upon the quarter, an increase, though small, in the stamps, taxes, and Crown land revenues; but a decron- se-in equal proportions upon the sums collected- upon the year. In the Post-office receipts there is a slight reduction of 1,000l. upon the year. This is ac- counted for by circumstances arising out of the sta

act upon the Post-office returns. The stamps have in. creased 18,8861, which, with other items, including the property-tax, 1,734,000l., make the total increase in the quarter 2,068,3451, That is the favourable si- de. The increase of our exports, of which so much has of late been said, has not yet led to a very great increase of imports. The Customs revenue, which in the year is 1,136,1557. worse than last year, is 414,4607. worse than in the corresponding quarter of last year. A falling off in the duties of corn, and the changes ma- de by the tariff, partly account for the diminution, but that is a proof that our trade has, unhappily, not yet revived to the degree which the public, from their con- tinued exertions, have a right to expect. The whole decrease on the quartor is 502,4144., which, deducted from the increase, shows a total increase in the quarter of 1,565,9317., which is, however, less than the produ ce of the income tax for the present quarter by 169,0691. On every item of ordinary revenue, on which there is an increase in the quarter, there is a considerable decrease in the year.

The national balance-sheet which has been publish. ed, is considered a most useful supplement to the quar- terly revenue returns, to which we have been so long accustomed.. By an exposition of the difference be tween income and expenditure, are we alone able to judge with accuracy of the prospects of the country. The favorable opinions formed on the appearance of the last revenue return are confirmed by the balance- sheet, and the excess of 908,5411. is an additional rea- son for believing that some approach will be made to wards the revival of a sinking fun 1. The obligation of the public for this new light on the national finan- ces, is to be numbered among the benefits conferr ed by the present Administration. The accounts are taken to the 10th of October in each year.

?

Deficiency.

Income. Expenditure. Surplus.

1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843

? ? 46,161,148 46,705,796 46,873,677 47,669,514

? 541,626 795,836

48,304,934 49.108.447

91

8.18,563

47,475,321 49,035,962

17

1,560,641

47,715,371 50,069,467 48,023,473 50,527,201 51,920,958 51,012,417

"

2,354,096

2,532,823

948,541

London Mail. DESTROYING OF LETTERS.-We learn from Hera- path's Journal, received by the last mail, that a smack belonging to the port of Ramsgate discovered a Box floating on the water, which on examination was found to contain about 90 letters, besides a number of news- papers. The box it appears had been sent from the London General Post-office by a vessel to Sydney some time last year--and it is supposed that the vessel had returned without delivering the box, and to evade the penalty for non-delivery, the box was thrown overboard, as two 7 lb. weights were found attached on purpose apparently to sink it. Relative to this circunstance our contemporary says that he has heard from eye witnesses, of letters being thrown over by sacksfull into the sea by American commanders, merely to save the trouble of delivering them to the Post-office! He further observes, that not more than one of three letters sent by him to America, Sydney, and New South Wales, have exer reached their destination!-Gentle- man's Gazelle.

NOTICE

From this date the Charges for Printing at the Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows; Boat Notes 82 per hundred

Opium Orders

Bills of Exchange in sets Cheques

Ship's Articles

Powers of Attorney

Charter Parties - Auction Bills.

Auotion Catalogues

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ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month $2. longer period,, 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser- tion 8 1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten,

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge.

Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe- riode. Terms may be known on application at the Office. TERMS, CASH.

Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, commenced on Satur lay last at 6 o'Clock A. M.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY, 13TH 1844.

In looking over our file of Sydney Papers, to the 9th December, we perceive no fewer than three vessels advertizing for freight and passengers to

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advantages. The Chinese inhabitants are scanty || NOTICE.-We the undersigned beg to announce and poor-and apart from the Army, and Navry there are not three hundred Europeans on the Island.

that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN.

We trust our friends in Victoria will not think these observations uncalled for. We are satisfied that to every Englishman on the Island, it would be a subject of deep regret were the town to be Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. filled with our Countrymen, unto whom we could FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following not offer employment. To all who are acquaint- ed with this climate, it will at once be evident, Fire Proof Iron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's what fate the Stranger may anticipate, who find- Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superior Champaigne, ing himself disappointed in his expectations, and Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen ignorant of the proper precautions for preserving Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- health, adds to the malignanty of desease, by seck-man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil, ing a refuge for his sorrows in the Bottle. French and English Corks.

this Colony. We are afraid from the present state of the Australian Colonies, that many of the unemployed will find their way to China, allured by the prospect of a demand for labour in a new place. Should such be the case, they may have lasting cause to regret, leaving one of the most healthy countries in the world, where the necessa- ries of life are abundant and cheap, to seek an "El Dorado" on the pestelential shores of China. There is no doubt, that the Colonists of New Hol- land, are but imprefectly informed of the true state of affairs here; and the prospect of employ- ment for Mechanics and such classes as are most likely to migrate from their present home. We consider it a work of humanity, and one which is peculiarly the duty of the Public press, to make a few observation on the probability of there being much demand for European labour on this Island, and the difficulties to be encountered by a poor man arriving in this expensive and sickly country unknown and unfriended. We doubt not the Edi- tors of the Sydney Papers will give publicity to our statement, and though too late entirely to stop the emigration now commenced, that many will pause before they stake their life and prosperity on a Quixotic expedition to this quarter of the world. With the exception of a few Overseers, Euro-MR. PAIN will sell by Auction at his rooms pean Mechanics of any class will never be required Queen's Road oppposito Chinams Hong on Wed- on the Island of Hongkong. The heat of summer nesday next the 14th February at Eleven o'clock. is almost overpowering even to an English Com- A variety of Household Furniture consisting of positor, whose labour is comparatively light; and Bedsteads, Wash hand Stands, Drawers, Tables, Chairs, we believe that mechanical employments, such as Oil Paintings, Writing desks Mattrasses &c. &c. &c. Carpenters, Blacksmiths &c., would exhaust the ALSO strength of the strong man in a very few days. This cause of itself, should deter every man, who earns his bread by manual labour from coming Cues, &c. Complete.

Since worting the above we have, by the Ship "Radcliff" received Sydney papers to the 24th December. The Colony in some respects appears to improve. We are sorry to notice the low pri- ce of Teas-for Hyson Shin ?3,5 and Congou ?5 per Chest. In our next we will give a sum. mary, which want of space prevents us from doing at present.

An excellent full sized Billiard Table with Balls

After which to close consigaments.

Six Puncheons of Ships Bread, and A variety of Slop Clothing. Victoria, 13th February, 1844.,

here. There are other reasons however. The Chinese under a European Superintendent are good workman, answering every useful purpose and heir services can be obtained for one fourth of what would suffice to keep an Englishman in the NOTICE.-The interest of Mr. R. van Eibergen mere necessaries of life. We apprehend that even Santhagens (presently in Holland) in our Esta- supposing our countrymen could exist upon a Chi-blishment consing on the 31st instant, our business nese Mechanics wages, they would consider them- will be carried,on from the 1st of January 1844, under selves degraded by anything approaching to an the firm of ROMSWINCKEL, VANDER BURG & Co. equality in labour. SANTAGENS, ROMSWINCKEL & Co. Batavia, 9th December, 1843. FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Cham- wines; Cider; pale and dark Cognac in wood and pagne; Claret; Sauterne and other light French- bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking; Table covers; Sauces; Salad oil; Mustard; Nails and tacks of sizes; best French corks; Pocket Compasses; fine Pekoe Tea, Superior No. 3 Cheroots; York- hams &c. apply to

A few sober and industrious Mechanics will undoubtedly do well, as Superintendents; and in the event of their possessing the necessary capital, as Masters may speedily realize an independency. The number of such will however be limited. and we question whether there be not already a suffi- ciency on the Island. It is evident, that Victoria, although a place of much importance as a Military stronghold-a refuge for British Subjects in war, and a Dept for storing Goods in peace will not for many years be a place of much trade. Nearly all the British Merchants have already put up Houses and Stores, and with the exception of a few public buildings, we are inclined to think the town will increase very slowly.

Another class of adventurers, are young men of education, seeking employment as Clerks in the public service, or in Merchants counting Houses. Their prospects we can scarcely look upon as much brighter than those of the Mechanic.

Victoria, 12th February, 1844.

J. C. POWER.

FOR SALE.-Printing Press Types &c. lately used for the Eastern Globe Newspaper. Apply to Victoria, February, 12th 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

J. MAC MURRAY. QUEEN'S ROAD.

BEGS to inform the Officer's of H. M's. Naval Ser- vice, Commanders of Vessels and the Public; that

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 8 SU- each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. A PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 well selected quantity of Manilla Rope, and Ameri- can Soap.

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. NOTICE.-The undersigned have this day been ap pointed attornies for Messrs. D. Wilson & Co. Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore called upon to settle their accounts with

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1844. TO LET. ON the premises lately occupied by Messrs D. Wilson & Co. four desirable apartments. For Particulars Apply to . DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned a Small Luvoice of Slop Clothing consisting of

Pea Coats, Monkey Jackets Flushing Trowsers, Flan- nel, Guernsey and Jersey Frocks Southwesters, Scotch Caps, Duck Frocks, Worsted hose Regatta Shirts, Colton Shirts, Surge, Blankets, Duck &c., &c., ALSO

Tart Fruits, Salad Oil, Preserved Meats. Digby Sprats, Valentia Almonds, Mould Candles, Sauces, Pickles, Percussion Cups, Champagne, Cantinac, Sherry, Port, Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Table Cloths, Friction Matches, Perfumery, Shovels, Blocks, Shackles, T?r Brushes, Paint Brushes, Coffee, Pitch, Stockholm Tar Oakum, Turpentine, Buntin, Drill, Mouslin-de-laine Dresses, Twine and various other articles. J. B. PAIN. Victoria, 1st February, 1844. BOOKS. FOR Sale at P. Townsends Godown, a large collec- tion of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which can be seen at the Godown. ALSO.

Every situation of emolument, in the Govern- ment Offices, will be filled by Gentlemen coming out with their appointments from home. The cli- mate in too many instances cause vacancies, but he has on hand a supply of Cabin and Ship Biscuits, sticks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling

local appointments will only be made to the infe- rior situations. The lucky man whose commission comes from the Colonial Office, or from the head quarters of the department to which he is attached will of course receive the benefit of any such ca sualties. Those employed by the Authorities in the Colony will have the labour and drudgery with just a Salary sufficient to cover expences. They run the risk of disease, which if it does not prove fatal at once, may injure their constitution for life, or probably require their return to a col- der climate; and their reward in health is merely enough to keep them decent, with little chance of advancement. In sickness they have, of course, no claim on the Government. That connection terminates when they are no longer found servi-

ceable.

From a variety of causes, into which we need not enter, the chances of respectable Mercantile employment are so slender, that in summing up his prospect of success, the Adventurer need scar- cely take it into calculation. There may be inst- ances, in which great interest with Shippers in England, may procure him employment in China, but they are few, on mere letters of introduction little reliance need be placed as testimonials of respectability they are useful, but unless from some very influential quarter, they will not com- mand much attention.

We would earnestly advise intending Emigrants,

to ponder over the few lines we have now written, before they forsake their present home, deluded by visionary hopes. They may be well assured that China is not the place for their talents and industry. The foreign trade, although great, is in the hands of a few wealthy Houses through which almost the only avenue to wealth is to be found. As a place for retail Stores Hongkong offers few

and trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality, to merit a share of their patronage. Orders will be thankfully received. promptly attend. ed to, and executed with the least possible delay. Victoria, 12th February, 1844. AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT

J. B. PAIN.

QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINAMS HONG.

BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene- rally that he has commenced business as an Aue tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality to merit a continuance of their support in this his new undertaking, at the same time to assure them and all those who have promised him their patronage that no exertion on his part shall be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion. The business will be conducted entirely on Cash principles so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new premises are now ready for the reception of every description of goods intended for public or private Sale.

Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong. Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

BILLIARD TABLE. FOR SALE.-Lately made at Canton full size hand. somely Carved with Cues Stand Marking Board &c.

For Sale, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Cheese, Oil table cloth, Hats, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Rum, Armck, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle- peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, Looking Glasses. and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and sundry other goods.

P. TOWNSEND. WHAMPOA HOSPITAL, FOR the greater convenience of Vessels at Wham- poa and Blenheim reaches, the Hospital Vessel is moored off the Bombay Creek by which both are united.

M. O'SULLIVAN M. R. C. S. L. Resident Surgeon.

Hospital Ship.

Whampoa, 3rd February, 1844. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise & Co. to. JOHN RITSON..

Victoria, 9th November, 1843.

WANTED A SITUATION BY a young man who has been for some time in the Colony, As Storekeeper, or in any other capacity where be can make himself generally useful. Direct to R. S.

Office of the Friend of China.

complete Prices 8 250; may be seen at the Godowns FOR SALE--The Coppered and Copper fasten-

of

J. B. PAIN.

Victoria, 9th February, 1844, FOR SALE.-A few Tons of English Coal at $10 per Ton, Apply to, Queen's Road, Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

ed Schr. Mary in complete order with a full tn- ventory of stores, if not sold by private contract before the 20th inst., she will be sold by Public Auction.

For particulars apply to Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer.

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ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON. THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under:- 1ST On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will be charged. and for 3 months,

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?5000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843.

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c.

Queen's Road Victoria,

RETURNS his most grateful thanke to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844.

MR. LATTEY.

Chronometer and Watch Maker. Removed from Lanes Hotel to the upper part of Mr. Pain's new store Queens Road opposite to Chinams Hong.

Hongkong, January, 1844.

B. KENNY M. D. MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON &c.

Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little above Junk river.

THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own imitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.;

Macao, 1st August, 1843.

DIROM & Co.

NOTICE.-The undersigned have established n

House of Agency in China, under the firm of Poustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Alr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co.. Singapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the

Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had. A. H. FRYER

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptious received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Ioad upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire." N. DUUS.

apply to

Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE-The Partnership hitherto existing be tween Francis Dickens and Robert Mc Intyre and carried on under the style or Firm of Dickens and Me Intyre is this day dissolved by Mutual Consent. As Witness the hands of the said parties FRANCIS DICKENS, Witness ROBERT MCINTYRE, Richard Jones.

FRANCIS DICKENS of the late firm of Dickens Mc Intyre, begs to inform the Officers in Her Majesty's Service and the Inhabitants of Hongkong, that he has opened those extensive premises (lately occupied by Messrs. D. Wilson & Co.) as a General Store. And hopes that he may receive the same liberal support that he has hitherto had.

FOR SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY. THE "FAIR BARBADIAN" will have early despatch for the above ports. For freight, apply to JNO. SMITH.

Macao, 4th February, 1841.

THE SCHOONER "UNION" HAS just undergone a thorough repair, raised, and newly decked:--well armed and her Cabins are most confortably fit- ted for six Passengers;-she will now run regularly between Macao, Hongkong, and Canton with Passengers, at the usual rate charged in other passage boats. For passage, in Macao, apply to JNO. SMITH. And at Hongkong,

P. TOWNSEND. She is for Sale, and the owner will accept

F. Dickens begs further to state that he has at pres- ent on hand a large quantity of Wines Brandy Gin Whisky &c., in wood and Bottle. And an extensive stock of oilmans stores. Likewise a consignment of Kidderminster Carpets; Oil cloths, Gentlemens, a fair offer. Lambswool worsted and Merino Under Shirts Panta- loons Drawers &c. Also a large assortment of Bronze and Brass Table Lamps suspending Lamps Cabin Lamps &c. &c. Superior Plated cruet frames with glass cructs richly cut Tumblers and Wine Glas- se, claret Decanters, engraved Water Jags, Crystal Toilet Bottles of the most approved patterns and var. icty of colour.-And various other goods too nume-

rous to mention.

Victoria, 9th February, 1844

NOTICE. The undersigned have this day establish ed a house of Agency and Commission at "Hong. kong," under the firm of "Bush and Miller." F. T. BUSH. ALEX, A. MILLER Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844. NOTICE.

(Signed){

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong asBuilders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage,

Any communication addresod to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war.

N. DUUS,

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843. WHOEVER may have the fourth Volume of Al- lisons' Modern Europe, the property of Lord Sla Victoria, 2nd February, 1844. toun, is requested to send it to Mr. Miller as the Church.

FOR SALE. THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. London.

In wood and bottle.

Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry Fine old Madeira Fine old Port Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne, Apply to Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR SALE.

LINDSAY & Co.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIONED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do Cluret do.

do do.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriu, 22nd November, 1:43.

FOR SALE FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. Apply to HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1813. FOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Rice, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Piteh; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. FOR SALE-Ghee, Faits and Paint Oil,

Beer in Huds.

At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843. FOR SALE.

SYCEE SIRVER in large Ingots.

HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. THE British Bark FRANKLAND A. 1. 316 tons Capt. Christee Apply to

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. THE British Ship GONDOLIER, A. I. 34.3 tons, Capt. Oliver. Apply to HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

FOR LIVERPOOL. THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater pait of ier cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton. Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE. The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30! ons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

FOR LONDON DIRECT. THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. For freight or passage apply to Captain Buckle on board, o BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

EST

TO LET. THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjee Jemsetjee, Macao, or HOLLIDAY WISE & Co.. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. TO LET

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each.

Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCII. 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong-Kong, 12th December, 1843. PUBLIC AUCTION. MARKWICK, AND MC EWEN, Auctioneers, beg to call the attention of the Public, to the auction of Horses, Ponies, and Pleasure Boat, which will take place at Hongkong, on Monday, the 12th February, at noon, agreeably to the Printed notices distributed. THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T'. Hyde Gardiner & Co. LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New- gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues- day and Saturday.

PRICE Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1843.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA,

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

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VICTORIA, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14TH, 1844.

to maintain the honor of the Queen's Government, and to preserve inviolate the Treaty ratified under Her Majesty's Sign manual.

(GRATIS to Subscribers)

We trust, this warning, will not be thrown away upon Shipmasters, landing with valuables. No Boat ought to cross from the Typa to Macao, un- less well armed. This is not a singular case of piracy beneath the very Guns of Macao,and almost within hail of the shore.

NINGPO.

SHANGHAI.

Her Majesty's 55th Regt are under orders for immediate embarkation; they return to England Feb. 14 after a long period of service in India and China. They have always sustained a chararter, either in HONGKONG. the field or Barrack, alike onourable to themsel- OUR last summary for the Overland Mail'was ves and the country they serve, The Ship "Corn- Our dates from this place, are to the 20th Janua- dated the 23rd December. We resume our task wall" sailed on the 2nd instant, with about 250 ry, Commercial affairs were in a satisfactory state. of giving an outline of the affairs of the Colony Invalids from the different corps serving in China. Mr. Thom, H. M. Consul for that port, had no dif- since that period, as also the state of China ge- H. M. Ship "Dido", Captain Keppel, left for ficulties with the Chinese Authorities--the Custom- Singapore and Calcutta on the 2nd. Lord Sal-house system he states to work satisfactorily. nerally. Three Ships had entered Ningpo with cargoes The sale of building allotments in the town of toun, the late commander of the forces, has em- Victoria, took place on the 23rd Ultimo.. The al- barked with her. She has also a large freight, of since the trade was opened. One, the "Helan lotments were put up by Public Auction at certain specie, part of the Chinese indemnity money. H. Steward" will load there, probably with Teas and M. Steam frigate "Driver" sailed for Chusan on Silk. prices varying from 10 ? to ? 40 per an: of a ground rent. Parties making purchases, being the 10th. The "Fairlie" with troops, so long ex- bound to build within twelve months, to the amo-pected, arrived on the 7th. She had been dismast- We have private advices from Shanghai, to the unt of ten time the ground rent. All Houses to be ed near the Mauritius, at which part che put in for built of Stone or Brick, to the satisfaction of the repairs. H. M. Brig Childers" is understood to 23rd January. Considerable sales had been made of Cotton picce Goods at fair prices. This port Government Surveyor. The sales are not abso-be under orders for England. lute, but only endure for a lease of Seventy five For general Commercial news, we refer to our promises to be an excellent outlet for British Goods. years, when the ground with the Buildings revert Canton price current. The high prices at which we give quotations of White Shirting at 8 3,90 to the Crown. During the last seven years of the Teas are held in Canton, and the low rates in Lon- cents per piece, and Gray Shirting at $ 3,50 cents per piece. Pig Lead at $5,40 cents per picul. said lease, the premises may be inspected by Her don deters Merchants, from purchasing so largely Raw Cotton, of the best quality is in demand. till Captain Balfour, II. M. Consul, is giving much Majesty's Surveyor, who will order anything as might be expected at this season Freights as thought necessary for keeping such Building in a continue low, although many vessels have gone to satisfaction to Merchants in Shanghai, and Su- fit state of repair. Notwithstanding these hard India seeking, A large portion of the last conditions, upwards of one hundred allotment, sold crop of inferior Teas are unsold, and were satisfac-percargos who visit the port. The firm and ener getic manner he treats with the local Authorities, at prices, varying from ?5 10 to ? 100 per an. fory accounts received by next overland (that for and his exertions, in promoting legitimate trade, As these will all be built upon within twelve December), freights would probably get up. parties holding them suffer a forfeiture sales of Cotton piece Goods in Canton have been between the Native and foreignMerchants,deserves of one years rent for non-compliance with the con- large, also on the coast. In Victoria there is little Teas and Silk, are held at prices too high for ditions of sale, we may expect a large addition to doing. It will probably be years before the wealthy purchase-it is however expected, they will shortly buyers find there way to the Colony. give way. CHUSAN.

the size of our town in the course of 1844.

years

The

all.

praise.

The last accounts from Chusan, represent trade as being dull. Several of the Clippers having depar for Wosung with their Cargoes.

It is a matter of regret, that more of the English The Colony is now quite healthy, and we trust that the ensuing summer will not prove so fatal Merchants, have not removed the head quarters of to Europeans as last one. The past season has their establishments, to Hongkong. Macao offers been a sickly one all over the east-both in India no inducements for continuing there, its trade is lited increase. As a piaco for and China. We may reasonably hope, that with mitod, and s liko some improvements in drainage hose habits of storing Goods, and giving instructions to the various Houses, and a greater attention to those Agencies at Canton and on the Coast, Hongkong, is temperance and cleanliness, so necessary in tro-much to be preferred. The princely establish- picaimates, the troops, and inhabitants of the ment built by Messrs, Jardine Matheson & Co. Island general will escape much of the desease, also those by Messrs, Dent & Co. and other firms, which proved so fatar last mumer, The Barracks are nearly completed. We anticipate at an early built in Victoria, and on the South side of the Is-date, the removal from Macao to this Colony of land, are spacious and airy, protecting the men every British House in China. from the heat during the day and the dew by night, exposure to either of which is so prejudical to health in this climate.

The most daring attempts at robbery are made almost nightly; and too frequently with success. The Chinese inhabitants are of the worst, descrip- tion, and, with all the vigilance of the police, and private Watchmen, attached to every respectable House, the Ladrones find their way through brick walls and bolted doors.

Richard Burgase Esq. M. A. of the Middle Tem- ple, Barrister at law, has been appointed Clerk of the Legislative Council.

The pirates who murdered Dr. Mc. Kinlay of the 18th Regt, and two portuguese Sailors, have been triped by the Chinese Antearted, be who were taken, have hoen sentenced to be decapi tated. The ringleader, Farraszo, was

ed an ignominious death (to be cut to pieces), he however died in prison, but his head, as also the heads of the other criminals, are to be sent to the place, where the crime was committed and stuck, on poles, as an example, and in order to restrain ruf. fians.

Assistant Commnissary General Irine, died on

On the morning of Sunday the 21st January an attempt was made by a body of Seventy Ladrones, to force an entrance into the Godowiis of Messrs. Jamieson How & Co. The Robber's bound the Watchmen on duty, and then proceeded to break open the doors with iron bars, axes &c. The the 1st Instant. He had only been a few weeks party within the Godowns, showed every disposi- on the Island. He arrived in bad health; his tion to resist, but unfortunately, from the Robbers constitution being broken down by long service on keeping close under the walls their fire arms could the coast of

honours.

NEW SOUTH WALES. By the Ship "Ratcliff," from Sydney 24th De cember, we are in possession of Papers to the 23rd. We are happy to perceive there is come impro- vement in the state of that Colony. Monetary affairs have become more settled, and good Bills are discounted readily, In consequence of the favorable account from England, as to the quality of Beef and Tallow shipped from the Colony, stock has advanced very considerably. Sheep, weighing 60 lbs., are selleing at from 8 to 10s;- being at least 100 per Ct. advance on previous pri- ces. Cattle, and Horses, have also advanced, tho' more moderately.

This improvement in the price of Stock is very satisfactory, and we doubt not, that the large ship- ments about being made to England, of Wool and other produce will do much to releave the Colony from the debt which for a ume, has completely borne down the efforts of all classes. 17 There appears to be no encouragement for the Skin ?3,5 and Congou ?5 per Chest.

Hyson of Teas. The latest quotations are for The Sydney market is a peculiar one however, and

a few weeks may show a rise of from 50 to 100

per

Ct.

Our contemporary the Sydney Herald advocates

the shipment of Wool to China. Doubtless the Mer- chants of New Sonth Wales are well advised of the nature of the trade of China, and the probability of there being any demand for the produce and manu- facture of their Colony. That this is the fact we are well satisfied; but for the benefit of the public gene. rally in Australia, we will take an early opportunity of making a few remarks upon this subject. H. M. Ship "North Star" sailed for New Zea- land on the 9th. December.

Sugar (Manila) has advanced considerably. Still not be depressed sufficiently to shoot any of the as-with Military forcars He was buried on the 2nd The "Pelorus," Captain Triggs, from Calcutta to this very important article of import will not pay sailants. Mr. Edger, at his Bungalow on the hill heard the affray he immediately armed his servants, China, was lost on the 24th December on the Lon-more than cost and charges, including freight, even and with two European Gentlemen, proceeded to don Shoals.Captain Triggs proceeded to Singapore if sold ex Ship. the assistance of those who were defending the in the Gig, a distance of 100 Miles, where he ar Godowns; the Robbers however made off and es-rived with two passengers. Mr. and Mrs, Fran- caped unpunished. A few days subsequent to cis. Captain Triggs again left Singapore for the this attack, Mr. Edger, in broad daylight, observed wreck, in the course of three days, in the Victo- one China Boat, attack and rob another, in the ria Steamer. He expected the wreck would hold harbour. With Mr. Henry, an assistant in the together, being on the leeside of the Shoal, and House, he gave chase, and captured the piratical that the crew would be all saved. boat with nine men. The case has been tried be- MACAO. fore Major Caine, and the evidence was so clear, that they were sentenced to five years in an iron gang, with 100 lashes during each year, and at the expiry of the five years to be banished the Island. Sir Henry Pottinger shows an earnest desire to act up to the Treaty with China; this is as it ought to be, and will doubtless tend much to raise En glishmen in the estimation of the Celestials. On a recent occasion, some British Subjects at Amoy "wandered away into the country" farther than the fixed boundary. Sir Henry has written the Consul at that port, a severe letter on the subject, which he also, has throught it proper to publish, Major General D'Aguilar, has issued a Gene- ral Order, in which he expresses his determination,

A daring act of piracy, was perpetrated in Ma- cao harbour, on the morning of the 5th Instant. Captain Kelly, of the "Isabella Robertson," was landing in his boat, with three Boxes of treasure, containing 87440. When within quarter of a mile of the bar fort; he was attached by a piratical, boat. The pirates first threw combustibles into Captain Kelly's boat, by which he was slightly burnt-they then boarded, and commenced beating the Lascars, who lept overboard, Captain Kelly was obliged to follow their example-the pirates made off with the Treasure. There is little chance of the perpetrators of this daring outrage being caught.

The Legislative Council have been busy with a new Tariff. Tea, the only article which will in- terest our readers has been fixed at a duty of Id per lb. The former duty was 5 per Cent ad valorem. The increase upon inferior. Teas will be about 2s per Chest. On Sugar the duty has also been changed from 5 per Cent ad valorem to id per lb. This upon Manda Brown Sugar, the principal quality imported, will be an increase of 20s per ton. These alterations do not come into operation, until they receive the sunction of Her Majesty's

Government.

MYTAN **

7

Regulations to be observed by all British Subjects, resiling at, or resorting to Ningpo.

1. All British subjects must immediately upon arrival at Ningpo report themselves at this Consu- late, stating at the same time their professions, pla- ces of residence &c., &c., and the probable period of their stay at this City,

2. British subjects will not be permitted under any pretence to go into the Country a greater dis- tance than Three Miles from the City of Ningpo, without previously reporting their intention at this Consulate, when the Undersigned will reserve to himself the right of judging whether such intention be admissible or not, In all cases where it is de- cided that it is admissible, the Undersigned will provide the person or party applying with a guide who will remain with such person or party till their return to this City; and when it shall be decided that the proposal is inadmissible, the person or party going into the country in opposition to the expressed wish of Undersigned, will expose himself or themselves to a severe penalty, as the circums tances of the case may appear less or more aggra- vated.

3. All British subjects going into the country to shoot, no matter what the distance may be, must in like manner give due notice at this Consulate

OVERLAND SUMMARY.

MURDER AND DISGRACE.-A murder having occurred in a district of Chekeang Province, the Mandarin in charge refused to investigate, for which delinquency he has been summaily disgraced from his office.

CIRCULATING MEDIUM,-For several years the autho. rities of Knei Chow Province have been collecting copper for the purpose of manufacturing quantities of the common coin called "Cash". On petitioning the Emperor, His Majesty grants them permission to pro- ceed to the casting of the said coin.

AN OFFICER WEAKING THE CANGE.-A Military of ficer in Pekin has been punished with the wearing of the wooden collar for kiling a robber instead of taking him alive.

CHUSAN.-The Lieut Governor of Chekeang Prov- officer in charge at Chusan, and allow of the selection ince petitions the Emperor to remove the present high of another who shall be nore competent to superintend a region where foreigners and natives so promiscuously reside together. This husan officer is Lin, formerly in charge of the Yu zad department.

FORMOSA -The late Thou Tae ( Intendant of circuit) of Formosa having died another has been appointed, and on the suggestion of the Lieut. Governor of Fokeen he is to assume both the office of Taou Tae, and Ancha sze (Judge.)

CAUTION TO MARINERS.-STRAITS OF BANCA.-Her

Majesty's brig Algerine, Simon's Bay, 26th August,

1843.

and obtain permission for that end, otherwise they Sir, I have the honor to acquaint you for your in- will expose themselves to a like severe penalty. 4. British subjects while in the country will be formation, and as a guidance for ships proceeding thro' required to be exceedingly particular not to enter the Straits of Ranea, that the wreck of a barque was the houses of the people against their will, nor to pasul by Her Majesty's brig Algerine, on the moro- offer any wanton disrespect to their temples oring of the 25th June, sunk in 6 fathoms water, with idols, not to desecrate or injure tombs, nor to break lower mast and main topmast standing; name unk- down fences or to tread on anything planted in the nown. The said wreck lays with Lucepara Island 16 miles, and is immediately in the track of vessels ground, and m short not only to do no positive in- (at the entrance of the straits,) bearing NW about jury to the people, but also to guard against doing bound to, or coming frore, the Northward. anything that may shock their prejudices.

5. British subjects will not be permitted to go to any of the Citios or towns or even large villages in the neighbourhood of Ningpo, without special license from the Undersigned and the High Autho- rities of the district.

6. British subjects will not be permitted to enter any of the Public Offices of this Place without spe- cial license or express invitation.

7. British subjects residing at Ningpo will re- quire to give distinct notice at this Consulate when they change their places of residence,

8. All British subjects on leaving Ningpo will require to report themselves at this Consulate as on arrival, and those who have resided here for any length of time and had commercial dealings with the Natives will be required to give at least 48 hour's notice before they can be permitted to de- part.

The Undersigned ventures to hope that by a strict observance of the above Regulations, which in so far as he is concerned will be most rigorous- ly enforced, all well disposed persons will have an ample enjoyment of healthful air and exercise se- cured to them; while it will be put out of the pow- er of any ill-disposed individual to prejudice by his bad conduct the comforts and rational recrea tions of the Community at large. R. THOM.

[Signed]

H. M's Officiating Consul for Ningpo. British Consulate,

Ningpo, 1st January, 1844.

PEKING,

EXTRACTS FROM PEKING GAZETTES

ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT.-The Adjutant General of the Imperial forces in the Provinces of Fokeen and Chekeang petitioned the Court for an additional supply of muskets for the Tartar garrisons in these two Pro- vinces. The Emperor grants the petition and orders one thousand two hundred and fifty four to be forth- with issued to the said garrisons, and directs that the troops be well drilled in the use of their arms.

IMPERIAL GRAIN JUNKS.-The officer in Charge of the military escort to the Grain Junks on their way from the South to the Capital,has recently been detect- ed in the embezzlement of three thousand trels of the public money which had been placed in his hands for the use of the troops under his command, and strange to say the only punishment he received according to the Gazettes, is his being turned out of Office.

SINGULAR CAUSE OF DISGRACE-An officer in the Northern part of Hoopit Province of respectable rank has lately been disgraced by imperial command for his unsuccessful attempts to disperse a set of robbers who were prowling about his region.

DEATH AND ARREST IN THE ARMY.-A soldier hav- ing become intoxicated and insulted an officer, the lat- ter ordered such heavy punishment to be inflicted upon the man as to cause his death the next day. The offi- cer, however, on the death of the man, was arrested by his superiors, and the Emperor directs him to be hand- ed over to the Board of Punishments for examination. THE YELLOW RIVER-The banks of the Yellow River again threaten to give way and pour the fearful floods of the River over the Country. The Emperor, therefore, has directed new and heavy taxes to be laid upon the inhabitants on both banks of the River for many miles into the country for the purpose of making such repairs as will prevent the threatened inundation.

I have the honor, &r. (Signed, S. B. DOLLING, Lieut. & Commander Rear Admiral the Hon. J. PERCY, Commander-in

Chief.

CANTON.

We have dates from Canton 11th Feburary. It appears that Government is taking no steps to complete, as intimated by us in a recent number, the land regulations, so as to enable the Merchants to commence building. This delay is a serious in- convenience, and ought to induce the Government to adopt prompt measures to have the question adjusted, Trado is reppurented as being dull awing to the approach of the new ar Holidays. The following is a market report, short price.

Amber, Betel Nut,

Cochineal,

Copper Sheathing

Cotton Bombay,

13

IMPORTS.

17

81, a 10, per Catty. " 4,4

"

do. Pecul Stock mo- derate few. Sales.

Woollens sp$ 1,10 & 1,40 Stripes

21

29

MedCloths, 1a2}

Long Ells

Scarlet

33

Assorted 8 Camlets

Anniseed Alum Camphor Cassia

21

29 a 30 Saleable.

EXPORTS.

82 a2 10

? 7 λαθ

"32

9a9

Buds,, 14 a 16 China Root, 3 a 3,60 Galingal Rhubarb Musk

31

,, 30 a 70 Per Catty. 30 a 45 Per Pecul.

Raw Silk Tsatlee

33

Bullion,

530 Asked for 1st Class. Stock 150

Bales further supplies shortly expec

ted from the Northward, About 1800 Bales have been exported. Taysaan none

Canton Nothing doing for exportation.

Sycee large 3p. Ct. Prin. Daily fluctuating.

19

small

13

Sp. Drs. Ferdinand par

33

33

>> 224 225

Carolus 4th 9 p. Ct. Premium. Discount. Republican Dollars 5 Exchange,on London at 6 Mos. sight 4s 6d. a 4s.7d. H. M. Plenipotentiary on the Bengal Govnt 30 days Rs. 220 for 100 Mexican Dollars. GU " unaccepted 60 11 Court of Directors accepted Freights to London and Liverpool ? 3 p''Ton" of 50 feet. kery. Marmion Louisa Campbell. Scotia. Fortitude, Ships loading. Bombay, Coromandel. Ranger. Roo- Asiatic. Queen Mab Hesperus. Ellora. Emerakl Isle. TEA.

TOTAL EXPORTS FROM 1ST JULY 1843 TO FERY. 1844. 26,470,864 Black 4,072,067 Green

Total 30,551,931

COTTON REPORT. CANTON, JANUARY 1ST TO 31ST, 1844. Deliveries Stock.

American, Bales, Bombay, Bengal, Madras,

Ship Queen Victoria,

869.3948

Total

17180 73523 5783 8791 1241 30791 25073 117053

Included.

LIST OF VESSELS IN VICTORIA HARBOUR Hormunjee Bomanjee, Mercury, Jae [Recg. ships]; Sarah; Isabella fi; Lynx; Elora ; Fortescue; Mary Raer; Sylph; Hope; Zephyr, [Am.]; Adventure; Harlequin; Frankland; Gon- dolier Magnolia; Canopus; Fairlie; Alligator; Salopian; Resolution; Forth; Bombay Castle; Cer Dull Little doing. cassian; Ratcliff; Ariel; Alfred.

,,120, a 130, nominal. 34, a 35, do. Ts. 5,2 a 6,0 Madras. 6. a 8,2 Bengal ,, 6,5 a 7,8 Cotton Goods. White Shirting 340 yds. X36 in Grey do.

83,70 a 4,20 Duty paid 2,80 a 3,20 In good demand, Large Sales. Yarn Nos. 18 a 30 $23, a 24, Very dull. Market over stucked. No demand for High Nos. Chintz Furniture, 2, a 2,50 Mket. fully supplied. Iron Nail, very dull Stock large

Hoop,

Bar. Lead

Opium Patna,

Benares,

Malwa New, Old,

Turkey,

HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS. Aginoourt, Rear Admiral Sir Thos. Cochrane, C. B. Capt. Bruce.

H. M. S. Castor, Capt. Graham. Minden, Capt. Quin, Hospital Ship.

H. C. Str. Proserpine, Commander Hough R. N. H. C. Str. Sesostris, Lieut. Renniel I. N. Troop Ship Sapphire, Master Commanding, J. R. Fillock.

13

2,60

"

"1

3,

33

2,

FEBRUARY.

"5,

33

635, a 640,

Dull. Prices have.

,,575, a 580, ,,700,

downward ten-

dency, and it is ex-

,.710,

10th Resolution, 11th Water Witch, F?rth,

ARRIVALS.

Wood,

Reynell,

-Raxter

1844. Madras. East Coast. Bombay...

Bombay Castle,

Fraser,

33

11

Circassian,

Marshall,

Ratcliff,

Garrett,

Ariel,

Jones,

29

In little request.

12th Alfred,

11

Seghalian,

33

Warlock,

pected they will undergo a further decline on the arrival

of the New Drug.

..400,

Tea Congou Taels 15 23,5 Caper

Souchong

13,5 a 17,5 for chests and com- mon qualities, Thelo catty Boxes all bought at T.17 a 19.

19 427 A few common re- maining.

Orange Pekoe plain, 2027

Twankay

of any kind offering. 20,5 a 33.5 For Hyson Kinds; very few left unsold. The crop is small and a large quantity will be kept back by the purchasers for later shipments. 34 a 70,5

36 a 54 Stock small.

Hyson Young do. Twankay and 23

??

Sydney. Macao. Robinson, Maniln&Macao.

Brown, Jauncey,

Whampoa. East Coast.

H. M. S. Samarang, Sir E. Belcher

Dake of Wellington, Hargreaves, Whampoa. DEPARTURES.

FEBRUARY.

18th Cercassian,

1844.

Stock very Small.

39

? scented,35 # 39

No clean loft, and fow

11

11th Water Witch, Reynell, Celestial,

Macao.

12th Onze de Mar?o,

Rivott,

39 39

13

General Wood,

149

Forth,

Stokae, Baxter, Marshall,

Salopian,

Bell,

Mary Bulmer,

Macao&Bombay. Whampoa. Macao. Whampoa. Macao.

Petrel, (Am.)

Rogers,

Manilla.

Canton kinds

Imperial & Gun- 46 powder

a 33 a 49

Stock moderate,

"1

Warlock,

Jauncey,

Macao.

14th Alfred,

Robenson,

12

60

a 63 For fine qualities. 81,40 a 1,60 Stock Small. In good demand.

,, 5,80 a 6,10

9 a 11

21

85

,, 4,80 a 5

7

a 8

Tin Banca

99

no market,

11

Plates 9 a9

Ditto Rice Java

Pepper Putchuck Quicksilver Rattays Sultpetre

Seghalien, Brown,

REPORTED TO SAIL

S. Besostris,

Bombay tomorrow. SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Passenger per Bombay Castle, Mrs. Fraser, Mr. Holman aud Servants.

Per Ratcliff Messrs. Stevenson, White, Hardain Braun, Namain, Graham, Galway, Inglis, Grant Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Staple, Miss. Holmes.

H.M.S. Samarang 12th Feby,picked up at Sea from a Junk in distress 17 Chinese, The Junk Sunk Shortly after the Crew were taken out.

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NOTIFICATION.-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date: but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

AT THE COURT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE, The 23rd day of August, 1843,

FRESENT

By order,

J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer. TENDERS will be received at this Office until Monday the 19th Instant at Noon, for Bills to be drawn Right Honorable the Governor General of India, by Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary in China, on the in Council, for two Lacks of Company's Rupees

The Tenders to be Sealed and marked, Tenders for Bills on India Excharge for Spanish Dollars. By Order, CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 10th Feby. 1844.

Possessions abroad", it was enacted that there should His Excellency the Governor in Council,is plea- be raised, levied, collected and paid to Her Majesty, the sed to direct the publication of the following Order,vely set forth in figures in the Table of Dutics therein. several Duties of Customs, as the same are respecti- made by Her Majesty in Council granting to after contained, upon Goods, Wares, and Merchandi- Citizens of the Republic of Hayti, the privilege of ze not being the growth, production, or manufacture (Cos. Rs. 200,000) in sets of Cos. Rs. 10,000 pay able trading directly, with Her Majesty's Colonial "Pos- of the United Kingdom, or of any of the British Pos- at Fort William, Thirty days after sight, in Exchange sessions, in Ships built,Navigated and owned,as re- sessions in America, or of the Mauritius, or of any of for Spanish Dollars (broken coin) pay able into this quired by the laws of Navigation of England. the British Possessions within the limits of the East Treasury a 717 Taels per $1000 agreeable to the RICHARD WOOSNAM. India Company's Charter, or the produce of any of Government Standard. Government House, Victoria, the British Fisheries imported or brought into any of Hongkong, 15th Feburary, 1844. the British Possessions in America, or the Mauritius by Sea or Inland Carriage or Navigation; And whe- rens divers Articles are enumerated in the said Table of Duties, and certain Duties therein mentioned are therein made payable upon such Articles respecti?ely: and the duty of 4 per centum ad valorem is made pay- The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. able on Articles not enumerated, except such as are WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Par- subjoined to the said Table of Duties. And whereas it comprized or referred to in the Table of Exemptions liament held in the 3rd and 4th Years of the Reign of is also enacted by the said Act now in recital that it His late Majesty KING WILLIAM the Fourth, intituled shall and may be lawful for Her Majesty, by and with An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Posses- the advice of Her Privy Council by any Order or Or. sions Abroad;" after reciting that by the law of Navi- ders in Council to be issued from time to time, to di- gation, Foreign Ships are permitted to import into any rect that any article described in such Order, being of the British Possessions Abroad, from the Countries an Article chargeable under this Act as an unenume- to which they belong, goods, the produce of those Co-rated Article with a Duty of 4 per centum ad valorem, untries, and to export goods from such Possessions, to shall be added to the list of Exemptions thereinbefore be carried to any Foreign Country whatever, and that set forth, and shall be free from such Duty, and from it is expedient that such permission should be subject and after the time mentioned in such Orders for the to certain condition; it is Enacted, that the privileges commencment of such Exemptions, not being less than thereby granted to Foreigu Ships, shall be limited to six months from the date thereof, such Exemption shall Ships of those Countries, which having Colonial Pos- take effect, and such Article shall thenceforth, while sessions, shall graut the like privileges of trading with such Order shall continue in force, be free from such those Possessions to British Ships; or which, not ha- Duty accordingly; and any such Order may at any ving Colonial Possessions, shall place the Commerce time be suspended or revoked by Her Majesty, with and Navigation of this Country and of its Possessions the advice of Her Privy Council, by any other Order Abroad, upon the footing of the most favored Nation, in Council. unless His Majesty, by His Order in Council, shall in any case deem it expedient to grant the whole or any part of such privileges to the Ships of any Foreign Country, although the conditions afore- said shall not in all respects be fulfilled by such Foreign Country.

And whereas Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, doth deem it expedient to graut the aforesaid privileges of trading with the British Possessions Abroad to the Ships of the Republic of Hayti,

Now therefore Her Majesty doth by the advice afo- resaid, and in pursuance and exercise of the power and authority in Her respectively vested by the said recited Act, Order, declare and grant that from the date here- of, and in the mean time until Her Majesty in Coun- cil shall be pleased to revoke or determine this Order by any other Order in Council, it shall be lawful for Vessels to import from the Territories of the Republic of Hayti into any of the British Possessions Abroad, goods, the produce of the said Territories of the Repu- blic of Hayti, and to export goods from auch l'ossessions to be carried into any Foreign Country whatever. Provided always that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the Vessels of the Republic of Hayti from trading with any of the British Possessions in Europe, to such extent and in such manner as they lawfully may under the Laws of N..vigation now in force.

Provided further that nothing herein before contained shall extend or apply to the l'ossessions of the East India Company.

Provided always that the privileges hereby granted shall be confined to Vessels of the Republic of Hayti, built. owned, and navinted as required by the British Laws of Navigation for the time being in force. And the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honorable Lord Stanley, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secreta- ries of State, are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

C. GREVILLE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Covernor in Council is ple- ased to direct the publication of the following Order made by Her Majesty in Council Exemp ting from Duty Specimens illustrative of natural History on their importation into Her Majesty's Colonial Possessions.

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th February, 1844.

AT THE COURT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE, The 23rd day of August, 1843,

PRESENT

NOTICE. "Antelope" will be closed at this Office at 4 P. M. A Mail for England via Bombay per Clipper Thrusday the 22 instant. Victoria, 16th February, 1844. Post office,

ENGINEER CONTRACT. at this Office until the 17th February at Noon from Notice is hereby given that Tenders will be received such persons as may be willing to contract for taking down, removing and rebuilding the temporary Hospital and temporary lower Barrack at Chuckchoo agreeably to specifications to be seen at the Office of the Com- manding Royal and Superintending Engineer.

EDW. PINE COFFIN. Commissary General,

Commissariat, China; Victoria, 12th February, 1814.

following, from the Naval and Military Gazelle, nl. We offer no apology to our Readers, for copying the though to some of them it may not be new.-

ments, the public, appear entirely to overlook that of With all their avidity, for new Colonies and Settle- port Essington.-Favorably situated for trade, either to India, China, or Now South Wales.-Within a few days sail of Timor, Lombock, Bailli, and many other within itself, of growing nearly al. torpical productions; Islands, where labor can be hand cheap.-Capable, and possessed of an excellent harbour-yet with all these countrymen are not aware, that such a place belongs advantages we venture to assert, that one half of our to Great Britain,

And whereas specimens illustrative of Natural His tory, are not enumerated in the said Table of Duties, neither are they comprized or referred to in the said Table of Exemptions; and whereas Her Majesty, with the advice of Her Privy Council, hath thought fit, for the encouragement of the study of Natural History, that specimens illustrative of Natural History should be exempted from the Duties imposed by the said recit- ed Act. Now, therefore, under and by virtue of the said Act of Parliament, and in exercise of the powers thereby in Her Majesty in Council in that behalf vested, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Coun- cil, doth Order, and it is hereby Ordered accordingly, that specimens illustrative of Natural History, being Articles chargeable under the said Act with a Duty tariff gives an opening for the employment of British THE settlement of the Chinese trade by the recent of 4 per centum ad valorem, shall be, and the same are hereby added to the list of Exemptions in the said capital, which may be made most beneficial to the coun- recited Act set forth; and that, from and after the 1st try if proper means be taken to cause the Chinese also day of February, 1844, the said Articles shall be free sed and more friendly intercourse. It is our object to to participate in the advantages arising from an increa- from such Duty as fully and effectually as if such Ar-introduce into China as many of our manufactures as ticles had been inserted and enumerated in the said posible, and take from them in return as much money Table at the time of passing the said Act.

C. GREVILLE.

And the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners and raw material as we can; but in supplying then of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honorable with our cottons, woollen cloths, wrought iron goods, Lord Stanley, are to give the necessary directions he-earthenware, glass. 4., &., we must recollect that they rein accordingly. also are a manufacturing people, and that they are well aware that the introdution of our clothes, &c., will throw their artisans out of employment. We must, therefore, devise some means of enlarging.our trade of letters between the Military Stations of Check-lation, or we shall so distress that over-peopled empire The following Arrangements for the conveyance with them, without starving their manufacturing popu

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Choo and Saiwan and the City Victoria are pu- blished for general information.

as to force them once more to try with us the chances

of war.

At 11 o'clock A. M. on Mondays Wednesdays and Rice is an import which is always welcome in China, Fridays the Mail Bags for the above named Sta- and could we become large dealers in that article of tions will be closed and despatched to the addresses universal consumption, we should always find ourselves of the Adjutant of H.M's. 98th Regt. at Check-Choo welcome in the markets of the Celestial Empire. On and the Commanding Officer at Saiwan on appli- the northern coasts of New Holland are many tracts of cation to whom the letters will be delivered. And country peculiarly favourable to the production of rice. at the same hour on Tuesdays, Thursdays and where we now have a small settlement. There, during Let the experiment be first tried at Port Essington, Saturdays the Mail Bags will be closed at Check-six months in the year, the climate is both hot and Choo and Saiwan and despatched to the Post Office

Victoria.

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

By Order, Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th February, 1844.

wet, and a large plain of twenty miles long, by six

or eight broad,is frequently covered with eighteen inches or two feet of water; while, in the dry seasonpit throws out a luxuriant grass, growing generally four or five feet high. No place, we think, could be better adapted than this for the cultivation of rice; hut as the thermo- meter ranges during the year between eighty and ninety degress of Fahrenheit, it would be too hot for European feld labourers. Port Essington is less than twenty days sail from Hongkong,taking the monsoon with you; it is therefore sufficiently near China to enable grain to indeed, Bally, from whence rice is yearly shipped for

TENDERS will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China on the Right Hon'ble, the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Company Rupees (Cos. Rs. 200,000) be sent without an extraordinary expense of freight; in sets of Co. B. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican or other Re-China, is only about four or five days sail from Port publican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Treasury, The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the dollars. By order,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Par- CHAS. E. STEWART. liament held in the 5th and 6th Years of the Reign of ? Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Her present Majesty, intituled "An Act to amend the Treasurers Office, Government House, "Laws for the Regulations of the Trade of the British Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

Essington. Hongkong is now overflowing withe Chine- se, who have settled in that place, and Singapore and Penang count amongst their most valuable inhabitants the natives of China. We think, therefore, little dif of femiles to settle at Port Essington, for that place is ficulty would be experienced in inducing any number but little further than Sincapore, and not so far off as Penang.

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To carry out this plan some capital would be ne- cessary, but we think the return would be certain. China would be realieved of a portion of her surplus and nearly starving people, and would receive annual supplies of food and such articles as are the produce Fortescue Sylph of the islands, of Java, Borneo, &c. England would Hope employ her shipping in the carrying trade; would Zephyr(Am) supply the colony with most articles of manufactured goods; and those supplying the capital for the enter-Gondolier prise would have the rents of the now useless lands Magnolia as a steady and increasing means of paying interest Canopus upon the money advanced.

It is futile to contemplate the great extent to which this scheme might be carried; it is sufficient at pre- sent to consider the subjete as relating only to Port Essington: should the plan succeed there, (and we see no reason why it should not,) the new colonies may be increased, and a steam navigation bring those

countries nearer each other.

In throwing together these suggestions we have no wish to persuade any person to be guided by our statements only; those who feel interested in the matter may consult for themselves the accounts of persons who may have visited both countries, and then judge what advantages are likely to accrue from an attempt of the kind. We do not think it would be a miraculous way of realising a rapid fortune, but we think it would be a safe investment for money-a benefit both to England and China, and a steady source of increasing profit to the speculators.

THE CHINESE COMMERCIAL TREATY.-In its present aspect the intelligence from China gives unmixed satis- faction to all parties. The ratifications of the Naukin treaty have been exchanged, and commercial trade has been concluded. The embarrasing and obstruc- tive Hong monopoly is no more; irregular charges and a whole system of corrupt and corrupting fees have been abolished, a fixed and intelligible tariff of mode rate duties being substituted; English Merchants aro admitted to intercourse of a footing of equality with the Chinese; consular offices and diplomatic relations are established ; British cruizers are admitted to five Chi- nese ports, as a useful auxiliary to the Chinese autho rities in maintaining order; many troublesome restric- tions on the communication of individuals with indivi- duals are removed; a free and constant intercourse be- tween the Chinese Main and the British colony is pro- vided for, in a way that must result in a much more intimate relation between the two people; and the Chi- nese have abandoned their haughty and fantastic bea- ring, to adopt one of thorough friendliness and reasona- ble mutual deference. Such are the advantages appa- rent on the face of the documents which have passed between the repicaontatives of the two Governments. Two other great advantages, guarantees for the rest, are, the admission of all foreign countries to a partici- pation in the new benefits,-which must tend both to disarm jealousies and to adinit China to a place in the great system of the modern civilised world; and the probability that the fixed tariff and improved customs and port-regulations will so far enrich the revenue of China as to give the Imperial Government a great in- terest in the new order of things. These advantages might be frustrated by anything which should go to nullify the regulations just established in their pareti- cal working: if the Chinese are sincere in their inten- tions, any treacherous conduct on the part of the British would give colour to their lately cherished notions of our barbarism; if they are insincere, British treachery would justify their treachery; if their Government bo weak, the collusion of British violators of the compact would strengthen rebellious subjects in preventing the Imperial rulers from fulfilling the tbargain which we have forced upon them. It is therefore with the grea- test pleasure that Sir H. Pottinger's firmness, towards the Pritish as well as the Chinese, is observed in this country. One word as to the negotiators of these im- portant treaties. Sir Henry's merits are best described in the description which we have given, cursory as it is, of the extraordinary revolution which he has effec- ted in the views and policy of the Chinese Government. Nor can the ability of the Chinese diplomatists be too highly estimated. With such minds in China, and the closer intimacy that must now inevitably arise between that country and Europe, it will be hard if millions in both regions do not reap the most signal advantages from this great event in the history of the world. Spectator.

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The necessity of raising a Revenue for the Co- lony, is evident. The policy, of making Victoria a free port, is also generally admitted. There appears than, no other means by which Revenue Jardine, Matheson&co. can be derived, than the public lands, licences and other trifling resources. We need not remind our Mercantile Readers, of the advantages of a free port, to them a few hundred dollars more or less, in the shape of ground rent, is scarcely to be re- membered, when taken into account with the pri- vilege of importing and exporting free of duties. Were we purchasers ourselves, we must say, the Seventy five years lease would not find much favor in our eyes. Seventy five years is a long time to look forward, but, most people would wish to hold land, upon which they erect permanent and expensive Buildings, by a more enduring tenure. It cannot be a matter of much importance to the Government, and to individuals it would give great satisfaction were the title to the land in perpe tuity.

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 17TH 1844. THE conditions and terms, of the late land sales, is still the principal topic of discussion among our inhabitants,and in fact the only one existing of much local interest. We do not, at present, intend en- tering fully into this question; but we cannot avoid hazarding a few remarks, intending however to return to the subject at an early date.

improments, prior to the promulgation of the tenure by which property is to be held on this Is- land, are in a very different position, and their claim to an unlimited title deserve, the serious con- sideration of His Excellency Sir Henry Pottinger.

We are clearly of opinion, that all grants of land, made by Captain Elliot, or Mr. Johnson; and be in perpetuity. There is no doubt, that, but for the faith put in the validity of these grants, Hong- upon which Buildings have been erected, ought to kong would still be a barren Island; an unseemly apenage of the British Crown. No man, can for a moment suppose, that Merchants, would have laid out from $25,000 to 8 200,000 in Building and improvements, could they have forseen the pobabi- lity, of their property being claimed by the Crown in Seventy five years. This is a grave subject, and one to which we will again revert.

The question, will ultimately be settled, by the Imperial Government. When instructions were sent out, to sell upon lease, it could not have been improving the grants made by Captain Elliot or known, that so much money had been invested in Mr. Johnson. His Excellency Sir Henry Pottin- ger, may not have prower to grant absolute titles to such property, but we trust, the strong sense of to recommend such a measure to Her Majesty's justice, with which he is embued will induce him, Government,

In our publication of the 3rd Feburary, we in- serted a letter from a Portuguese Subject, uuder the signature of P. P. On this letter, during our absence, some remarks were made, by the person the letter itself is concerned, we as an unbia- then in charge of the editorial department of our paper, with which we cannot concur, So far as sed Journalist, would have given it insertion, even although we did not view the question in the same light as its Author.

The Aurora Macnense" of the 10th February We cannot see anything unfair in the Govern- ment plan of offering the Allotments to public publishes in Portuguese P. P's. letter with the re- tor of the "Aurora" in doing so, as he was not sup competition. So far as our own experience ex-marks made in our absence, as bearing the Editorial tends, we have invariably found this to be the case stamp. We of course, entirely exonerate the Edi- in all Colonies.. Neither, we confess, do we con- sider, the upset price, an-exhorbit at one, this is posed to know, that at the time P. P's. letter was With regard to the question in dispute, viz. Whe- sufficiently proved, from the fact, of parties ad- first published we were in Macao. vancing twenty five per cent, or more, upon the limits of sale. The obligations, by which buyers ther Sir Henry Pottinger, is justifiable, in including are bound to build, to the value of ten times the the Portuguese Settlement of Macao, within the annual lease rent is also a wise one. Nothing is limits of the Chinese Empire, in all matters which more desirable in Victoria than to avoid,the mania concern British Subjects, we apprehend, that upon Sir Henry Pottinger, with a view to carry out for land speculation, which blights the prosperity due consideration, there will only be one opinion. of too many of the British Colonies. It is the duty of every Government, to place property upon a those principals of equity which are his character- firm and solid basis. To effect this, it is necessary istics, has determined, for the furtherance of by enactments, such as the one to which we refer, justice, and in compliance with the Treaty of amity, to keep as far as possible, mere speculators and entered into between China and Great Britain to Adventurers from getting possession of the public include this peninsula in the empire of China. lands. These men who have nothing to lose, and British Subjects, violating this treaty, are there- all to gain, by a fictitious rise in building allotments, fore made amenable to the laws of their own would greedily purchase at the land Sale, were country, and are liable to punishment, according there no check upon them. That regulation, which to the established rules of British Justice. Our imposes an obligation to build within a short pe contemporary complains of this enactment, as riod, is probably the surest preventative which being contrary to the established laws of Nations. could have been devised, to check this kind of He appears, to think, and in fact asserts, that Macao is a Portuguese Colony, equally inde- gambling. pendant of the laws of the Celestial Empire with Hongkong itself; and consequently that Sir Henry Pottinger's enactment is an insult to the Crown of Portugal,

Our correspondent "Publicola" asserts, that at the last land sale, it was an understood condition, althoughy not published, that buyers abandoning a one year's rental. We are inclined to think our purchased lot. should only forfeit 15 per Ct. on correspondent, must have been misinformed on this point. If such a condition was implied, there particularly mentioned at the Sale. Were Go- appears no reason why it should not have been vernment alone desirous of Revenue, it is likely the effect of this would have been to raise prices, and draw considerable sums of forfeiture into the Treasury.

We have every desire to take a liberal view of all questions where national rights are in dispute, the more the tenure, by which Macao and Hongkong, are held, especially with an old ally. With all respect, however, by the several Government of Portugal and Great Bri we will remind our contemporary of the Aurora," that tain, are widely different.

Hongkong is ceded to the British Crown in perpe- the English laws, to Chinaman or Englishman, are tuity, without any restrictions or reservations. There

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equally omnipotent as in England. The right of So. vereignty is as undisputed as if Hongkong formed part THE Clipper Brig "MAGNOLIA" Tho- and parcel of the British empire-which in fact it now mas Johnson, Commander, 232 tons N. does. With Macao the case is different. For certain M. and 240 tons O. M. A. 12 years Ship, good services rendered by Portugal to China, sonie two and only 3 years old. This is a desirable vessel for hundred years ago, she was permitted by the then Em: the Coast or any trade her size may suit. She is peror of China, to from a settlement at Macao. For considered one of the fastest vessels, of her this privilege the Portugnese were to pay a cor- of the port of Liverpool. tain sum in the name of rent, which is annually paid to this time. They are allowed to build forts, and so far as their own Subjects are concerned, they live under the protection of the law of Portugal. Over the Chinese, who form nine tenths of the population, Por tugal has no jurisdiction. When they commit any crime, they are handed over to the Mandarins, who try and punish them by the laws of China.

It thus appears, that Macao in the usual accepta- tion of the term, and according to the law of Nations is not a Portuguese Colony. Portugal has no right of sovereignty. She is a tenant, who rents a househoid from which she may be ejected at any time. She can- not dispose of her possession. She cannot even punish a Chinese Subject, who commits felony within the walls of the town. She cannot shelter the Stranger, whose country may be at war with the Celestial Em pire. Neither can sho eject the Stranger whose coun- try may be at war with Portugal, if the Chinese Co vernment say, "he may stay." These two facts are undeniable. How then can the Portuguese say that Macao is as much a Portuguese colony as Hongkong is an English one. Or that the Governor of Hongkong has violated international law by including their settle ment in the Chinese Empire.

Our Readers will remember that a few years ago, when at war with China, many of them had sought a refuge in Macao, the Chinese Governinent however, ordered the Authorities, to expel the English Bar- barians from that place. This was done accor. dingly, and in consequence, many who are now in the town of Victoria, lived for months on board English Ships in this harbour. This fact is sufficient eviden- ce that Macao is not a Portuguese Colony, and that for the ends of justice our Governor acted wisely in declaring it to be within the Chinese Empire. Were farther evidence required to prove that Macao is under the juresdiction of Chinn, we might adduce other proofs. It is doubtless known to the Editor of the "Aurora" that many years ago the Portuguese Au thorities gave al! British Subjects notice to quit the town, But upon making application to the Chinese Government, they were allowed to remain, and did remain; the Portuguese Government not daring to dispute the orders of China,

From what we now state, it must appear clear to all, who are unprejudiced in the matter, that Portugal bas no right of sovereignty in Macao, and that in the eyes of an English Governor, who has made treaties with China, it can only be viewed as part of China.

P. P. lays much stress on the circumstance of the flag of Portugal being displayed there. This is no more than may be seen at the American, and other foreign factories at Canton; or at any of the British Consulates on the coast.

In what we have written we do not wish to give of fence to the Subjects of Portugal. We should be very glad to hear that China had ceded Macao to their country in perpetuity-we think she ought to have done so long ago, and if we do not err, negotiations have already been entered into, between their own Go. vernment and that of the Celestial Empire, for this

purpose.

Early on Thursday morning, an attack was made, by upwards of thirty Chinainen, upon the premises oc- cupied by Messrs. Milne and Vesey, Carpenters, Queen's Road.-'The Robbers, succeeded in effecting an entrance; and in the scuffle Messrs.Milne and Vesey were wounded, the former severely.

Mr. Vesey, had collected a considerable sum in town during the day; the greater part of which he again paid away.-No doubt the blackguards expected a rich booty.-Afraid however lest the alarin should reach the police; or unsuccessful in their search after valuables, they decamped without taking anything. After leaving Messrs. Milne and Vesey, they made an attack upon Dr. Anderson's House, were they were beat off.

On the evening of Funday, a serious affray took

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J. B. PAIN.

Apply to the Captain on board. Victoria, February, 12th 1844. FOR SALE.-A few Quadrants, Sextants Qua drants, Azimuth, and other Compasses, Spy Glas. NOTICE.-The interest of Mr. R. van Eibergen Santhagens (presently in Holland) in our Esta- ses, Spirit Levels, Thermometers, Surveying, and will be carried,on from the 1st of January 1844, under Mathematical Instruments, Bardracters, &c. &c. &o.blishment ceasing on the 31st instant, our business the firm of RonSWINCKEL, AANDER BURG & Co. SANTAGENS, ROMSWINCKEL & Co. Batavia, 9th December, 1843. FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Cham- pagne; Claret; Sauterne and other light French. wines; Cider; pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking; Table covers; Sauces; Salad oil; Mustard; Nails and tacks of sizes; best French corks; Pocket Compasses; fine Pekoe Tea, Superior No. 3 Cheroots; York- hams &c. apply to ***J. C. POWER. Victoria, 12th February, 1844.

Victoria, February 16th, 1844. 18 Queen's Road. FOR SALE.-Manila Rum and Java Arrack in Casks of all sizes, Brandy in Hogsheads, Sherry in Butts, Hhds. Qr. Casks and Octaves, Cape Madeira, Lisbon and Tinto in wood, Sherry, Port, Madeira, Claret, Cherry Brandy Cognac, Gin in Boxes of 1. 2. 3. 4. and 6 doz Cases all of superior quality. Apply to Victoria, February 16th 1844.

N. DUUS.

18 Queen's Road.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

P. TOWNSEND having received instructions will put up by public Sale on the 4th of March next.

The well known godown of the late Henry Pybus Esq., said godown is 150 feet by 10 feet with two octtages attached with a treasure built inside said godown,

ALSO

One half of a marine lot situated between said godown and the godowns of Messrs. Jameison How & Co. at present unoccupied,

The above is well worth the inspection of the mercan- tile community as the situation is convenient and salu. brious.

P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer.

Victoria, February 16th, 1841. WANTED a Steward for the Gun Room of one of H. M. Ships none need apply who cannot furnish testimonials of good character. Address by letter to 8. A. C. Office of this paper.

Victoria, February 16th, 1844.

NOTICE.-We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT F. H. TIEDEMAN

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. FOR SALE. Small consigaments of the following Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's Fire Proof Irgn Safes and Chests, Batavia Atrack, sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superior Champagne, Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in-dozen Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil, French and English Corks.

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU. PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500

each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. A well selected quantity of Manilla Rope, and Ameri- can Soap.

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINUSTON & Co.

NOTICE.-The undersigned have this day been pointed attornies for Mesars. D. Wilson & Co. Parties indebted to said Establishment are therefore called upon to settle their accounts with

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1841. TO LET.

FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise JOHN RITSON. Victoria, 9th November, 1843. & Co. to.

FOR SALE-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil. Beer in Hhds. At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.

FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots

HUGHESDON, CALDER &

WHAMPOA HOSPITAL,

& Co.

poa and Blenheim reaches, the Hospital Vessel is FOR the greater convenience of Vessels at Wham- moored off the Bombay Creek by which both are united.

M. O'SULLIVAN M. R. C. S. L. Resident Surgeon. Hospital Ship,

Whampoa, 3rd February, 1844.

J. MAC MURRAY, BAKER. QUEEN'S ROAD BEGS to inform the Officers of H. M's. Naval Ser vice, Commanders of Vessels and the Public; that he has on hand a supply of Cabin and Ship Biscuits, and trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality, to r patronage. merit a share of their Orders will be thankfully received, promptly attend- ed to, and executed with the least possible delay.

Victoria; 12th February, 1844

AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT J. B. PAIN. QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINAMS HONG.

BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene-

rally that he has commenced business as an Auc tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality to merit ? continuance of their support in this his new undertaking, at the same time to assure them and all those who have promised him their patronage that no exertion on his part shait be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion.

The business will be conducted entirely on Cash apprinciples so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new description of goods intended for public or private premises are now ready for the reception of every Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong. Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

Sale.

BOOKS.

place, at the House of Mr. Lawrie, publican. It ap: ON the premises lately occupied by Messrs D. Wilson FOR Sale at P. Townsends Godown, a large collec-

pears, Mr. Lawrie had reason to expect an attack during the night.-About 9 o'Clock, hearing a noise in the adjoining House, which was unoccupied, he with a party of friend, went to the door, and demauded ad- mittance. This being refused by those who had col- lected within, they broke, open the door and we regret to say, two Chinamen, were dangerously wounded with firearms.-

Three Europeans are in custody--they have been not present at the examination and our knowledge of examined before the Chief Magistrate. As we were the affair, only proceeds from information gleaned from parties more or less interested, we cannot form a cor. rert opinion of the merits of this unpleasant case.

OPIUM.

The sales during the week have been small merely to supply local demands. We quote Patna, new, 8 640. Malwa 8 700. Do. old,,, 610. Benares No demands. This article of import; which is the only one of any importance in our Market, has an evident tendency to fall.

& Co. four desirable apartments. For Partioulurs Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Victoria, 10th February, 1844. FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned a Small Invoice of Slop Clothing consisting of Pea Coats, Monkey Jackets Flushing Trowsers, Flan- Caps, Duck Frocks, Worsted hose Regatta Shirts, nel, Guernsey and Jersey Frocks Southwesters, Scotch Cotton Shirts, Surge, Blankets, Duck &c., &c., ALSO

Valentia Almonds, Mould Candles, Sauces, Pickles, Tart Fruits, Salad Oil, Preserved Meats. Digby Sprats, Percussion Cups, Champagne, Cantinac, Sherry, Port, Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Table Cloths, Friction Matches, Perfumery, Shovels, Blocks, Shackles, Tar Brushes, Paint Brushes, Coffee, Pitch, Stockholm Tar Oakum, Turpentine, Buntin, Drill, Mouslin-de-laine Dresses, Twine and various other articles.

Victoria, 1st February, 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

tion of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which can be seen at the Godown. ALSO.

For Sale, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Cheese, Oil table cloth, Hats, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Kum, Arrack, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle sticks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, Looking Glasses and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, sundry other goods.

P. TOWNSEND.

ed Schr. Mary in complete order with a full in. FOR SALE-The Coppered and Copper fasten- ventory of stores, if not sold by private contract before the 20th inst., she will be sold by Public

Auction.

For particulars apply to

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer,

2.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON. THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under; 1ST.-On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 3 per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will be charged. and for 3 months,

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments,

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation f which, without the consent of the Company, will yitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843.

JAMES WELCH CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c, &o. Queen's Road Victoria,

RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844,

MR. LATTEY.

Chronometer and Watch Maker.

Removed from Lanes Hotel to the upper part of Mr. Pain's new store Queens Road opposite to Chinams Hongkong, January, 1844,

Hong.

B. KENNY M. D. MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON &c.

Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little above Junk river.

NOTICE-The Partnership hitherto existing be

tween Francis Dickens and Robert Me Intyre and carried on under the style or Firm of Dickens and Me lutyre is this day dissolved by Mutual Consent. As Witness the hands of the said parties Witness

Richard Jones.

FRANCIS DICKENS, ROBERT MCINTYRE.

FRANCIS DICKENS of the late firm of Dickens Mo Intyre, begs to inform the Officers in Her Majesty's Service and the Inhabitants of Hongkong, that he has opened those extensive premises (lately occupied by Messrs. D. Wilson &Co.) as a General Store. And hopes that he may receive the same liberal support that he has hitherto had.

F. Dickens begs further to state that he has at pres- ent on hand a large quantity of Wines Brandy Gin Whisky &c., in wood and Bottle. And an extensive stock of oilmans stores. Likewise a consignment of Kidderminster Carpets; Oil oloths, Gentlemens, Lambswool worsted and Merino Under Shirts Panta- loons Drawers &c. Also a large assortment of Bronze and Brass Table Lamps suspending Lamps Cabin Lamps &c. &c. Superior Plated cruet frames with glass cruets richly cut Tumblers and Wine Glas- ses, claret Decanters, engraved Water Jugs, Crystal Toilet Bottles of the most approved patterns and var. iety of colour.-And various her goods too nume- rous to mention.

Victoria, 9th February, 1844.

NOTICE.-The undersigned have this day establish ed a house of Agency and Commission at "Hong- kong," under the firm of Bush and Miller." F. T. BUSH. ALEX. A. MILLER Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

(Signed){

NOTICE.

MESSRS, CARTER & Co, beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong asBuilders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who nmy honor them with their patronage,

Any communication addresed to Mesara, C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will nicet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive ail packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during

the late war.

N. DUUS,

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843. FOR SALE. THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. London. Fine old Pale and Brown Sherry

Fine old Madeira

Fine old Port

Apply to

Macao, 1 January, 1844,

In wood and bottle.

run

FOR SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY. THE "FAIR BARBADIAN" will have early despatch for the above ports. For freight, apply to JNO. SMITH. Macao, 4th February, 1841.

THE SCHOONER "UNION"

2 HAS just undergone a thorough repair, raised, and newly decked :--well armed and her Cabins are most confortably fit- ted for six Passengers;-she will now regularly between Macao, Hongkong, and Canton with l'assengers, at the usual rate charged in other passage boats. For passage, in Macao, apply to JNO. SMITH. And at Hongkong,

P. TOWNSEND. She is for Sale, and the owner will accept

a fair offer.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER.

THE British Bark FRANKLAND A. I. 316 tous Capt. Christee Apply to

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER.

THE British Ship GONDOLIER, A. 1, 343 tons, Capt. Oliver. Apply to

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

FOR LIVERPOOL.

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Commun-

der, having the greater part ofher cargo ngaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton.

Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Sails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a hall quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 ft. by 14 Ins. aud others, Is well adapted for a Coaster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice. Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

LINDSAY & Ca,

board, o

FOR SALE.

THE Copartnership existing between DiROM, CARTER Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne, & Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co at Li pool, and regulations ust established berrer" chl ourselves in China, having expired by its own mitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DiROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of Dinox, DAVIDSON & Co.; DIROM & Co. Macao, st August, 1843.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. do, Sherry do. do. do. Claret do. do. HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriy, 22nd November, 1743. FOR SALE.

NOTICE.-The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c, complete; also a complete set of Rose- Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta-wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. blishments continue as before; Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila, Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore.

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1813. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partuer in our firm from 1st August last,

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victorin, 22nd November, 1843,

FOR SALE +-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to GIBL. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain

William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. gator passage apply to Captain Buckle on BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

NOTICE

From this date the Charges for Printing at the Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows;

Boat Notes

82 per hundred

Opium Orders

do. do.

33

Bills of Exchange in sets

3 do. do.

Cheques

I do. du.

29

33

1 each or 86 per doz

I do. or 6 de. do.

11 11

99 39

Ship's Articles

Powers of Attorney - Charter Parties - Auction Bills.

I do. or 6 do. do.

2 per first 100, and 75

cents for every suc-

ceeding 100.

Auction Catalogues, 3 per do. do. and 1 per do. do.

ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month $ 2. longer period,, 4.

General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser- tion 8 1 and 10 cents additional for every line ex-

ceeding ten, LECKIE & Co.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintenu- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. hes and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had,

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

A. H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored tu spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Koad upon moderate terms.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditta Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors und Chains, Ar rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal ice, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar Swedish Ditto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co.

TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macyicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjee Jemse:jee, Macao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. TO LET

Linous placed (except combustibles] in Godown 18. TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire, Bales of Cotton. Rent 850 per month each.

apply to

N. DUUS.

Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road,

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

Apply to

A. Mo.CULLOCH, 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong Kong, 12th December, 1843.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe riods. Terms may be known on application at the

Office.

TERMS; CASH.

Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

BATAVIA; A. Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co.

LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New- gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues. day and Saturday.

PRICE Twelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1843.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

VOL. III. No. 108

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 1844,

PRICE $12 per annum.

NOTIFICATION-The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date: but all public prders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as oficial. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842. By order, J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

BOARD OF REVENUE.

This Office transacts all the affairs relating to

the Mongols, Calmucks, Tibetians, and other East-

C. B. Hillier Esq. Assistant to the Ho1. Pwanshegan, President ern tribe 恩世潘

norable the Chief Magistrate is appointed

to officiate as Recording officer to the Cri- of the Board &c. &c. as above.

minal and Admiralty Court at Hongkong.

By Order,

RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 19th February, 1884..

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

List of the principal Chineses Grandees who are at present at the Head of affairs. Principal Guardians of the Imperial Kindred. 1. Tsae tseuen, King of Tolo.

銓載: 壽仁

order.

徵 敬

THE GOVERNORS AND LIEUT GOVERNORS OF

THE RESPECTIVE PROVINCES.

N. B. All Governous hold the nominal rank of

2. Kingching, a Vice Presi- Censors and Directors of the Military Board, and dent of the Board &c. &c. as above.

藻嶲祁 3. Keseuntsaon, a native

of Shanse Province a Director of the Board, and Member of the National College.

BOARD OF CEREMONIES.

1. This President's situation

vacant.

正守龔

2. Sungshowching, a na- tive of Chekeang Province, a Vice President of the 2. Iinshow, a King of the first Board, and Superintendent of the Board of Offices.

阿恭爾烏

a King of the second order.

BOARD OF WAR.

3. Woomhkungah,1. Yuching, a Mantchoo Duke, a President of the Board, a manager of the house- hold, a General in the Tartar Chinese army, a Superintendent of the Board of Revenue, and a Member of the Medical Board.

The above three individuals are Mantchoos, and generally the constant companions of His Majesty. THE CADINET.

1. Muhchangah, a

Mantchoo Tartar, Guardian to the heir apparent, Prime Minister. Quarter Master General, Presi- dent of the Board of Public Works, and the National College, and a general in the Mantchoo army. 2. Pwanshegan,a native of Keangsoo, Province, a Guardian to the heir ap- parent, Vice President of the Board of Offices, President of the Board of Revenue and V. P. of the National College.

恩世潘。

與寶

3. Paouhing, a Mantchoo

Tartar, and a distant relation of the Emperor, at present Governor of the Province of Szechuen. 4. Situation vavant.

There are thus only two Ministers at present in the Cabinet.

ASSISTANT MINISTERS.

徵敬 1. Kingching, A Mantchoo

Tartar, belonging to the Imperial Kindred, a Vice I'resident of the Board of Revenue manger of the household affairs, Superintendent of the colleges in the Palace, and of the national school, and mem- ber of the board of astronomy.

A Chinese

恬秉卓 2 Chopingten, A.

from Szechuen, Vice President of the Board of Offices, and Lord Major of Peking.

THE NATIONAL COLLEGE.

阿彰穆 1. M?hchangah, Presi-

dent &c. &c. as above.

恩世潘。

普乃許

2. Heunacpoo, a na- tive of Chekeang Province, and Vice President of the Board.

BOARD OF PUNISHMENTS. '1. President's situation vacant.

阿清

阿s 勒

Ahlihtsingah, a Mantchoo Tartar, a Vice President of the Board, and a General in the Chinese Tartar army.

祜振李

3. Seshinkoo, a native of Ganhway Province, and a Director of the Board. BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.

&c. &c. as above.

1. M?hchangah, President 1. M?hchangah, President

阿尚賽

2. Saeshangah, a Mon-

gol, vice President of the Board, Director of the Board of Offices, a Superintendent of the Board of Revenue,a General in the Mantchoo army, Intendant of Customs at the Peking Gato, and member of the college of Interpreters.

3. Leaou-hung-tscuon

a native of Fokeen Province, and a Director of the Board.

FOREIGN OFFICE.

泰倫吉

1. Keeluntac, a Marit- choo Tartar, President of the Office, and a General in the Tartar Chinese army.

阿尚賽

2. Pwanshegan, Vice Pre- Mongol, Director of the Office &c. &c. as above.

sident &c. &c. as above.

桂思

BOARD OF OFFICES.

1. Gankwei, a Mantchoo Tar-

tar, of the Imperial Kindred, a President of the Board, Manager of the household affairs, Com- mands a Corps of Tartars, and one of Chinese In- fantry, Sub Director of the National School, and Member of the Board of Music.

always act as the chief Superintendents of the Military and Commissariat Departments for their respective Provinces. The Lient Governors also always have the rank of Deputy Censors, and Vice Directors of the Military Board given to them, and next to the Governor have the Superinten dence of the above Departments.

1. CHILE PROVINCE.

Naul-king-gih,

a Mantchoo Tatar, Governor of the Province, a Guardian to the Crown Prince, a Director of the Military Board, Chief Superintendent of canals customs, and Commissariat departments.

Key-ing, a Mantchoo Tartar

of the Imperial Kindred, and Titular Guardian to

the Crown Prince, Governor General of the Two Keang (viz: Keangnan and Keangae, Keangnan comprising Keangsoo and Ganhwuiy y.

II. KEANGSOO.

寶善 孫 Leun shen-paou,a native of

Shantung Lient. Governor of Keangsoo.

齡 咸 Koenlinga Mantchoo Tartar,

Superintendent of Customs for the Port of Shan-

ghai (late Sub Commissioner &c. &c.). III. GANHWAY.

****

Ching-maou-tsae, a native

of Keangse, the Lient. Governor of the Province IV. KEANGER.

鎔文吳 Woo-wan-gung, a native

of Keangsoo, the Lient. Governor of the Province, Acting Commander in Chief of all the Garrisons. Lew-yunko, a native of

Shantung, Governor General of Fokeen and Che- keang (late Lt. Gov. of Chekcang). V. CHEKEANG.

The Lient. Governor's appointment for this Province is not yet known.

Ching a native of Keangnan, Super-

intendent of Customs for the Port of Ningpo. VI. TOKEEN.

*** 鴻劉

Lew-heung-haou, a native of Shantung, the Lient. Governor of the Province. Puh-chang, a Mongol, Tartar,

General and Commandant of the whole province and Chief Superintendent of Customs at Tuh-chow and the other maritime ports.

AK I Ho-lun-gwo,

, a Mantchoo

Tartar, Superintendent of Customs for the Port

2. Sae-shang-ah,

a

of Amoy.

3. Gan-hwa, a Mantchoo Tar-,

tar of the Imperial Kindred, a Sub Director of the

Yu-tae, a Mantchoo Tartar,

Office, a Life Guard's man in command of one of Governor General of Hoo-Kwang or the Two

the Gates of the Capital, a General and Quarter Hoo (i. c. Hoopih and Hoonan).

Master in the Mantchoo army, a Member of the

Privy Council, aud a Superintendent of the Impe- rial pleasure gardens.

4. Yuhming, a Mantchoo Tar-

tar of the Imperial Kindred, a Sub Director of

the Office, a Life Guards man to the Emperor's

2. Chopingteen, Vice Pre- person, a Lt. General in the Tartar Chinese army,

恬秉卓 2

sident &c. &c. as above.

left wing, and Commanding Officer of the Impe- rial travelling establishment.

VII. ????.

言炳趙 Seaou-pingyen, the

Lient. Governor, a native of Chekeang. VIII. HOONAN.

濬其吳

Woo-ke-scun, the Lieut.

Governor, a native of Honan.

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IX. HONAN.

安順鄂

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

Go-shun-gan, a Mant- choo Tartar, Superintendent of the Yellow River

and Canals, and Overseer of the Military Hands. Lient. Governor of the Province.

X. SHANTUNG.

常寶梁

Leang-paou-chang, a na- tive of Chihle Lient. Goyernro of the Province, Overseer of the military lands,

XI. SHANSE.

Leang-go-han, a native

of Shantung, Lient. Governor of the Province, Acting Commander in Chief of all the Garrisons. Too-yaang-ah, Manichon

Tartar, Governor General of Shense and Kansah, XII. SHENSE,

publican dollars of equal Standard, payable into this Treasury, The Bills will be delivered on receipt of the dollars. By order,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

NOTICE.

A Mail for England via Bombay per Clipper "Antelope" will be closed at this Office at 4 P. M. Thrusday the 22 instant, Post office,

Victoria, 16th February, 1844.

PUBLIC NOTICE, Is hereby given that Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office, until Mon- day the 25th Instant at Noon, from such persons as may be willing to Contract for building a Bil- liard Room at Chuch-choo, according to the plan, sections and specifications to be seen at the Office of the Commanding Royal and Superintending Engineer, EDWARD PINE COFFIN, C. G. Commissariat China, Victoria, 19th February, 1844

沅星李

Le-sang-yuen, the Lt.

FEB.

Governor, a native of Moonan."

XIII. KANSUN.

The Governor General is at present acting in

the capacity of Lt. Governor for this province, XIV. SZECHUEN:

興寶

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVED. 16th Anonyma, Hickes, Bombay and Macao. 17th Felicity, Macdonald, Amoy.

1844

us last summer, may be traced to the stagnant water which finds a lodging place in every hollow among the Hills, which is allowed to lay on the paddy field in the immediately vicinity of the town; and even in the town itself, in several small revu- lets, whose beds are choked up with rocks and stone, the water at all seasons may be found form- ed into pools, with much filth accummulated from there being no current to carry it away.

From the unfortunate position of Victoria, on the lee side of the Island during the summer season; and from the high Hills immediately behind it the miasmata which generates in the pools and swamps to which we have refered, is never raised sutti- ciently high by the influence of the Sun to be blown off. During the day these exhalations hang over us, without a breath of air to disperse them, at night they fall in dew,covering all exposed to it as with a Mantle of death.

It is a matter to be regreted, that so much of the winter has passed away, without any steps ha- in our neighbourhood, to clear out the beds of the ving been taken to drain off all the stagnant water small streams and to form sufficient drains to carry off all the impurities of the town, There are few place which offer greater facilities for doing these things, than Hongkong. With a gra dual descent to the harbour, and an abundant sup- ply of water from the Mountains, which only re- quires to have its channel cleared and its course directed, Victoria would be made one of the clea nest places within the tropics. The draining of

18th (H.M.S.) Wolverine Comman. Morris R. N.Amoy. the paddy fields and swamps formed in the several

"Annie, Polter, Sourabaya.

31

Rob Ray, White, Macao.

"Omega, White.

Warlock, Januncey,

19th Crishna, Fletcher, Whampoa.

Paou-king, the Governor, a

FEB.

Mantchoo Tartar, and Minister of the Cabinet, Acting Lient. Governor for the province,

Kekung,a native of Shanse,

Governor General of the Two Kwang (i, e, Kwangtung and Kwangee) Guardian to the Crown Prince.

$5

XV. KWANTUNG.

Ching-keth-tsac, a

native of Keangee, Lient.Governour of the Province: Wan-fung, a Mantchoo Tartar

Superintendent of Customs for the whole provin

ce (Grand Hopps of Canton). XVI. KUANGEE.

of Honan, Lient. Governor of the Province.

SAILED.

16th Duke of Wellington, Hargreaves, Manila. 17th Osprey, Hunt, Whampoa

18th Bombay Castle, Fraser, Whampoa.

Macao and Bally.

19th Frankland, UNDER DESPATCH.

1844.

valies on this side of the Island, is a more arduous undertaking, but one equally required. Labor is abundant and cheap, and under the Supervision of skillful men, many of whom are on the spot, much may be done before the sickly season sets in.

There is no doubt that individuals in many in- stances have formed sewers round their own pre- mises, and so far as in their power endeavoured to remedy the evil of which we complain. How. ever laudable these attempts may be to protect the

Crishna, Fletcher, Liverpool on 20th. Fairlie, to sail shortly for England with general health of the inhabitants, they are unvailing. Exp. 65th Ratcliff, It is the mere purifying of one spot of the leperous Regt. Canton, subject, which will have little or no influence in REPORTS. Reported by the Annie, H.Ms.S. Royalist in Sodra healing the whole body. baya botind to Port Essington." Reported by the Felicity The Eliza Stewart still on shore and hopes were entertained of her being got off. Some of her Cargo has been brought down by the Felicity and some by H. Ms. S. Wolverine.

VESSELS IN VICTORIA HARBOUR. NAMES. TONS. MASTER.

琦之周

Fortescue

Chow-che-ke, a native

Sylph

Hope

Gondolier

Magnolia

Kwei-leang, a Mantchoo Tar.

Canopus

259 Hall 305 Macdonald 403 Crawford 343 Oliver 232 Johnson 365 Stooyan

tar, Governor General of Yunnan and Kweichow. XVII. YUNAN

Fairlie Resolution Ratcliff Oriental Bangalore

765 Roskell

-

Wood

Chang-fung chung, a Anoma

Hickes

Annie

-

Potter

pative of Shense the Lient. Governor. XVIII. KWEICHOW,

Rob Roy

White

Omega

White

Warlock

Ha-chang ling, a nativo

Crishna

Januncey Fletcher

of Hoonan, Lient, Governor of the Province. There are thus three Provinces, Hopan, Shan-

? tung, and Shanse, under the command of Indepen- dent Lieutenant Governours,

True extracts from the Hed Book of 1849, HARRY S, PARKES

"

A True Copy,

RICHARD WOOSNAM

TENDERS will be received at this Office until Monday the 19th Instant at Noon, far Bills to be drawn by Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary in China, on the Right Honorable the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacks of Company's Rupees (Cos. Rs. 200,000) in sets of Cos. Rs. 10.000 pay able at Fort William, Thirty days after sight, in Exchange for Spanish Dollars (broken coin) payable into this Treasury a 717 Taels per 1000 agreeable to the

Gavernment Standard.

The Tenders to be Sealed and marked. Tenders for Bills an India Exchange for Spanish Dollars. By Order,

OHAS. E. STEWART Treasurer and Financial Secretary. Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 10th Feby. 1844. TENDERS will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in Ching on the Right Hon'ble, the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Company Rupees (Cos. Rs. 200,000) in sets of Ca. R. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for Mexican or other Re-

Garrett 392 Wardle 383 Smith

CONSIGNEES

We cannot avoid expressing our astonishment, that the heads of the Colonial Government have not turned their attention to this matter. It is certainly one of the first importance, and even put- ting aside the deplorable loss of life during the past season, and the incalculable misery, which this pes tilence, has brought to many glad hearts, another such season will strike a blow to the prosperity of the Colony, which she may not recover in a long period of years. There are many Mercantile es- Jardine Matheson&co, tablishments now completed belonging to the largest and most influential Houses in China. But we see the principals of these Houses defering their re- Wise & Co. moval from Macao, month after month. Need Holliday, Turner & Co. we ask, why they remain there with a British Colony, equally suitable for the purposes of bu. siness within fifty miles. There is no doubt, altho'it may not be admitted, that they dread the climate. Nor,considering the mortality of last sum- mer can we blame them, for "All that a man hath will he give for his life." Another season like the past, and it requires no prophetic tongue to tell, that those Merchants who are here will again re- move to the neighbouring Portuguese settlement. As a place of trade this is to them one of very little importance. So far, they have even no se- curity for property, in making it a Warchouse

JardineMatheson&cg. Macyicar & Co. Bell & Co. Jardine Matheson&co. Holliday, Wise & Co. Pybus. Jardine Matheson&Co

HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS.

Agincourt," 72 Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane for Goods, and the mere advantage of living under

C. B. Cap. Bruce.

"Castor," 36, Captain Graham.

"Samarang," 28, Captain Sir F. Belcher

"Minden, 72, Captain Quin.-Hospital Ship. Wolverine Com. Morris.

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H. C. Str. "Proserpine" Comr: Hough R. N. "Sapphire" Top Ship, Master Commanding J. R. Fillock. Alligator-Troop Ship-Master Commanding. M.C. King. R. N.

ENGLAND

CALCUTTA

BOMBAY SYDNEY

LATEST DATES. Nov. 15 Dec. 20 Dec, 26 Dec. 24

SINGAPORE MANILA CHUSAN SHANGHAT AMOY

Jan. 15 Jan. Jan, 20 Jan. 28

Jan. 23 Feb. 14

NOTICE. Parties sending advertisements, are requested ta write on the face of them, how often, or how long, they wish them inserted. In all instance, non-subscribers, will pay in advance. New advertisements, will be received, until 4 O'Clock, on the evening previous to publication, Viz. Mondays and Fridays.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, commenced on Saturday last at 6 o'clock A. M. THE FRIEND OF CHINA. AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. "VICTORIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY, 20th 1844.

By the concurrent testimony of almost every well informed man upon the island, the primary cause of the sickness which made such havoc among

the laws of their own country, will not counter-ba- lance the effects of climate.

We have stated our conviction that a complete system of draining both in the town and its vicinity, ought to be undertaken by the Government, that in no other way is it possible to carry out such exten- give operations effectively and expeditiously. Indi- viduals with every desire to do good, have it not in their power they may lay out thousands upon their own premises, but it is merely the trifling of the Quack, with what requires the knife of the scientific Surgeon.

So far as the expense goes, we believe, that ev- ory holder of property on the Island, would cheerful- ly contribute, his quota; and that a tax in, its aid would be a popular one.

There may be some plan in embryo, though we have not heard of it. We sincerely hope that such is the case; it is not more than the people have a right to expect from a zealous and watchful Go vernment. It is not enough that a gallantly car- ried on war has been brought to a happy termina- tion. It is not enough that an advantageous trea- ty has been formed, or that a provence has been ceded; these, things all men allow are creditable to the party who has effected them, and may in futu- re ages class his name with Clive, Wellesley and the other great Warriors and Statesman of the east, But it is also required, that every means should be used to make the ceded territory valua ble to the country he serves, and we know of nothing of greater importance, than to use the ut most diligence to carry out the plan we now advo

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

cate. This though the smallest will not be the least important of British Colonies; much however has still to be done to make it so.

We are not vain enough to think, our own opi- nion, will have much weight in this matter; or that it will either advance or retard the work so much called for. We feel confidence, however, in knowing, we merely echo the sentiments of the inhabitants, many of whom are well fitted to jud- ge correctly, having much experience of tropical climates. The Medical men here, will also bear us out in what we now say, that, until this side of the Island is thoroughly drained the inhabitants cannot enjoy good health.

NOTICE.-Is hereby given that the business hereto. fore conducted in China by the late Henry Pybus will be now carried on by John Mackey & Co. of Cal. cutta, represented here by Messrs. John Seffler and Charles Wilson Murray, acting as their Agents and under their Procuration. EDWARD FRANCIS. Attorny for John Mackey & Co.

Macao, 12th February, 1844.

PHILLIPS MOORE & Cc. BEG to announce that they have taken part of the Godowns of Mr. Duus 18 Queen's Road and have just landed from the Bangalore a large Cargo consis- ting of all descriptions of Cutlery, Ironmongery, Locks of all Kinds, Nails, Carpenters tools Fire Grates By a letter received by the Sesostris, from an and Best Sheffield Plated Goods, German Silversion intelligent correspondent at Alexandria, we are British Plate, Guns, Pistols, Powder Flashs, Percussion glad to learn that the Pacha of Egypt was making Caps, Shot Belts, Telescopes and Spectacles Table arrangements to carry into effect the projected Lamps, Saddlery, Umbrellas, Gold and Silver Watches, Rail Road from Suez to Cairo, which, owing to and Clocks in great variety, Gold and Silver Watch, some latent cause, had been suffered to remain in Guards, Musical Boxes Accordians, of all descriptions, abeyance. He writes. "The truth is that the cut and plain Glass and a variety of fancy and other French, Austrians, and Russians are very jealous Goods to be disposed of by Wholesale only. of the affair, as also are some of our own country- men; they have been using all their influence to up set the project, and to induce His Highness to cut a ship canal from Suez to the Mediterranean, but there is little probability of the Pacha being able to accomplish it, even if he were disposed, as the expense would be enormous. Something like two or three millions sterling besides many engineering difficulties, while the Rail Road is an easy affair and could be completed in two years for a tenth of what the ship Canal would cost.

Hongkong, February, 19th 1844.

NOTICE.-We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT. F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. In a political point of view the ship Canal would FOR SALE-Small consignments of the following not be advantageous for British interests, but the Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's Rail Road would be highly so, and it is quite evi- Fire Proof Iron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, dent our Government view it in that light, because Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superior Champaigne, Lord Aberdeen has officially intimated to an in- Port, Madeira, Hack, Sherry, and Claret in dozen fluencial house in London that he had instructed Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- the Consul General here (Col. Barnett) to sup-man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil, port the Rail Road this leads one confidently to French and English Corks. hope that the Rail Road project will succeed." It is now the only part of the route through Egypt which requires any improvement, and every one must admit that it will be a vast advantage to cross the desert in three hours; and this may be confidently looked for to be accomplished within two years from this time,

We are now quite free from political difficulties in this Country The Pacha is enjoying excellent health, and is likely to live for years to come. He was lately very near being embroiled in a dispute with the Sultan in consequence of Achmed Pacha, his Governor of Senuaar, bidding him de- fiance and getting the Sultan to appoint him as his Governor, for which he was to pay a heavy Tribute. Just as the Pacha was prepairing an ex- pedition against Achmed Pacha to force him to obedience, news arrived of his having died of a per- nicious fever, most probably a cup of bad coffee- and thus the affair terminated. The Peaha has sent off four newly appointed Governors, thus wisely dividing the province into four districts, which is the best means of preventing either from becoming too powerful".

We are happy to state, that the Chinamen, wounded in an affray with some Englishmen last week, are like to recover. To the parties charged with wounding these men, whether they were justi- flable in doing so or not, this must give much sa- tisfaction. Under all the circumstances of the case it would be well were the affair settled amicably.

Our Chief Magistrate, Major Caine, spares no personal exertions in execution of the arduous du- ties of the important Office he now holds. At all hours of the night he is vigilant in his exertions to apprehend the Robbers who infest this Island and commit so many depredations.

The body of police is too small for what is re- quired of them. There ought to be a night patro- le, of two or three parties of men, on the whole length of the Queen's Road. We think also the police should be placed under the control of an experienced and vigilant Officer, who would have no other duties to attend. The Chief Magistrate must have enough of work on his hands during the day, in his Judicial capacity, without adding to his labours, those of a watchman by night, as he has done last week..

On Sunday morning, our, respected Colonial Chaplain, preached from Luke 22 chapter and part of the 10 verse. This do in remembrance of me".

We notice this, as from the tenour of the Revd. Gentlemans discourse, it was evident, that he is not tainted with those heretical doctrines, by which Dr. Pusey and his followers, appear anxi- ous to wed the Church of England to that of Rome.

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU. PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. A well selected quantity of Manilla Rope, and Ameri- can Soap. Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBB LIVINGSTON & CO.

FOR SALE-A few Quadrants, Sextants Qua. drants, Azimuth, and other Compasses, Spy Glas. ses, Spirit Levels, Thermometers, Surveying, and Mathematical Instruments, Barometers, &c. &c. &c. Apply to

N. DUUS.

a,

Victoria, February 16th, 1844. 18 Queen's Road. FOR SALE.-Manila Rum and Java Arrack in Casks of all sizes, Brandy in Hogsheads, Sherry in Butts, Hhds. Qr. Casks and Octaves, Cape Madeira, Lisbon and Tinto in wood, Bherry, Port, Madei Claret, Cherry Brandy Cognac, Gin in Boxes of 1. 2. 9. 4. and 6 doz Cases all of superior quality. Apply to Victoria, February 10th 1844. WANTED a Steward for the Gun Room of one of H. M. Ships none need apply who cannot furnish testimonials of good character. Address by letter to S. A. C. Office of this paper.

Victoria, February 16th, 1844.

N. DUUS. 18 Queen's Road.

FOR SALE.--At the Stores of the undersigned a Small lovoice of Slop Clothing consisting of Pea Coats, Monkey Jackets Flushing Trowsers, Flan- nel, Guernsey and Jersey Frocks Southwesters, Scotch Caps, Duck Frocks, Worsted hose Regatta Shirts, Cotton Shirts, Surge, Blankets, Duck &c., &c.,

ALSO

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FOR SALE. -Superior Port and Sherry; Cham-

pagne; Claret; Sauterne and other ligh: French- wines; Cider; pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking; Table covers; Sauces; Salad oil; Mustard; Nails and tacks of sizen; best French corks; Pocket Compasses; fine Pekoe Tea, Superior No. 3 Cheroots; York. hams &c. apply to J. C. POWER. Victoria, 12th February, 1814. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise & Co. to. JOHN RITSON.

Victoria, 9th November, 1843. SALE-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil.

FOR

Beer in Hhds. At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.1

FOR SALE--The Coppered and Copper fasten- ed Schr. Mary in complete order with a full in- ventory of stores, if not sold by private contract before the 20th inst., she will be sold by Public Auction.

For particulars apply to

Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1844.

P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer,

WHAMPOA HOSPITAL, FOR the greater convenience of Vessels at Wham- poa and Blenheim reaches, the Hospital Vessel is moored off the Bombay Creek by which both are united. M O'SULLIVAN M. R. C. B. L. Resident Surgeon. Hospital Ship,

Whampoa, 3rd February, 1844. AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT J. B. PAIN. A ??? QUEEN'S ROAD OPPOSITE CHINAMS HONO. BEGS to acquaint his friends and the public gene- rally that he has commenced business as an Auc tioneer and General Commission Agent,and in return- ing thanks for all past favours, trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality to merit a continuance of their support in this his new undertaking, at the same time to assure them and all those who have promised him their patronage that no exertion on his part shall be wanting to confirm him in their good opinion,

The business will be conducted entirely on Cash principles so that the proceeds will be handed over immediately on the completion of a Sale. His new premises are now ready for the reception of every description of goods intended for public or private Sale.

Queen's Road opposite Chinams Hong. Victoria, 27th January, 1844.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

P. TOWNSEND having received instructions, will put up by public Sale on the 4th of March next. The well known godown of the late Henry Pybus Esq., said godown is 150 feet by 60 feet with two cottages attached with a treasury built inside said g8 dwn,

ALSO

One half of a marine lot situated between said godown and the godowns of Messrs. Jameison How & Co. at prosent unoccupied,

The above is well worth the inspection of the mercan- tile community as the situation is convenient and salu- brious. Terms made know at the time of Sale. P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer. Victoria, February, 16th 1844.

J. MAC MURRAY.

BAKER.

QUZEN'S ROAD. BEGS to inform the Officers of H. M's. Naval Ser- vice, Commanders of Vessels and the Public; that he has on hand a supply of Cabin and Ship Biscuits, and trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality, merit a share of their patronage.

Valentia Almonds, Mould Candles, Sauces, Pickles, Tart Fruits, Salad Oil, Preserved Meats. Digby Sprats Percussion Caps, Champagne, Cantinac, Sherry' Port, Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Table Cloths, Friction, Matches, Perfumery, Shovels, Blocks, Shackles, Tared Brushes, Paint Brushes, Coffee, Pitch, Stockholm Tar Oakum, Turpentine, Buntin, Drill, Mouslin-de-laine Dresses, Twine and various other articles.

Victoria, 1st February, 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

FOR SALE-A few Tons of English Coal at $10 per Ton, Apply to, J. B. PAIN Qeeen's Road, Victoria, 27th January, 1844

Orders will be thankfully received, promptly attend- to, and executed with the least possible delay. Victoria, 12th February, 1844.

BOOKS. FOR Sale at P. Townsends Godown. aba reduction of 25 per Cent a large collection of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which can be seen at the Godown. ALSO.

For Sale, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Cheese, Oil table cloth, Hats, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Rum, Arrack, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle-

FOR SALR-Printing Press Types &c. lately used toks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling for the Eastern Globe Newspaper.

Apply ta

Victoria, February, 12th 1844.

J. B. PAIN.

peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, Looking Glasses and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and sundry other goods.

P. TOWNSEND

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong-Kong, as under;--- 18.-On Buildings of Brick on Stone, covered with

Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, & per cent, per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will be charged. and for 8 months,

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk. And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of $8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy. JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843.

JAMES WELCH

CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &o.

Queen's Road Victoria.

RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers

NOTICE. The interest of Mr. R. van Eibergen

Santhagens (presently in Holland) in our Esta- blishment ceasing on the 31st instant, our business will be carried,on from the 1st of January 1844, under the firm of RoSWINCKEL, AANDER BURG & Co.

SANTAGENS, ROMSWINCKEL & Co. Batavia, 9th December, 1843. NOTICE.-The undersigned have this day establish ed. a house of Agency and Commission at "Hong- F. T. BUSH. kong," under the firm of "Bush and Miller."

(Signed) ALEX. A. MILLER Victoria, Hongkong 1st February, 1844. NOTICE.

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their

FOR SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY. THE "FAIR BARBADIAN" will have early despatch for the above ports. For freight, apply to JNO. SMITH, Macao, 4th February, 1844.

THE SCHOONER "UNION" HAS just undergone a thorough repair, raised, and newly decked :--well armed and her Cabins are most comfortably fit- ted for six Passengers;-she will now run regularly between Macao, Hongkong, and Canton with Passengers, at the usual rate charged in other passage boats. For passage, in Macao, apply to JNO. SMITH. And at Hongkong,

P. TOWNSEND. She is for Sale, and the owner will accept

having commenced business in Hongkong asBuilders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter a fair offer. themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresed to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Mr. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H. Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers Or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war, N. DUUS.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843. FOR SALE.

FOR LIVERPOOL.

THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton.

Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE. The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 270 Tons N.M.-Bails well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Masts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, Patent

THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter Sandeman Forster and Co. London.

boats with awning and Sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition

of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Fine,old Pale and Brown Sherry In wood and bottle. complete in Patent barrels; 2 Pitch pine spars 50 It. by

Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844.

MR. LATTEY,

Chronometer and Watch Maker.

Removed from Lanes Hotel to the upper part of M Pain's new store Queens Road opposite to Chinams Hong.

Hongkong, Jantiary, 1844.

B. KENNY M. D.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON &c.

Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little above Junk river.

THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER & Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own imitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- 'nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY & Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DIROM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.; DIROM & Co.

Macao, 1st August, 1843.

NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Sehwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore,

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. **LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE, The undersigned begs to acquaint the Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that

Establishment has heretofore had.

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

A, H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions, received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms.

Goods placed fexcept combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Road can be insured from risk of Fire,

apply to

N. DUUS,

Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, Noveer, 1st 1843,

Fine old Madeira Fine old Port

S

Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne. Apply to LINDSAY & Co.

Macao, 1 January, 1844,

FOR SALE.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIONED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do. do, Cloret do.

da.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriv, 22nd November, 1943,

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived, Apply to HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843, FOR SALE.-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to

GIBL. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Cordage, Oukum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar. rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Ricc, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Piteh; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Offices belonging to Framjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Macvigar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjee Jemsetjee, Macao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. TO LET.

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Rent $50 per month each.

Apply to

A. Mc.CULLOCH, 46 Queen's Road. Victoria, Hong Kong, 12th December, 1848. FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. THE Clipper Brig "MAGNOLIA" Tho mas Johnson, Commander, 232 tons N M. and 240 tons Q. M. A, 12 years Ship and only 3 years old. This is a desirable vessel for the Coast or any trade her size may suit. She is considered one of the fastest vessels, of her size, out of the port of Liverpool,

Apply to the Captain on board.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER. THE British Bark FRANKLAND A. 1. $16 tons Capt. Christee Apply to

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER THE British Ship GONDOLIER, A. I. 348 tons, Capt. Oliver. Apply to

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co.

Victoria, 10th February, 1844.

14 Ins. aud others. Is well adapted for a Coaster or fur short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice.

Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque HASHEMY, Captain William Buckle having greater part of her cargo engaged, will have quick despatch. For freight or passage apply to Captain Buckle on board, or BENJAMIN SEARE. Canton.

FOR SALE. SYCEE SILVER in large Ingots. HUGHESDON, CALDER & Co. FOR SALE.

AT the Office of the Friend of China, Blank forms of Ship's Articles, prepared according to the existing law relative to Merchant Seamen, and an Abstract of the Merchant Seaman's Act indorsed on the back. ALSO Charterparties and General Powers of Attorney after forms prepared by Mr. Chitty.

Victoria, Hong-Kong, 13th December, 1843. NOTICE.

From this date the Charges for Printing at the Hongkong Gazette Office will be as follows; Boat Notes 8.2 per hundred

Opium Orders

Bills of Exchange in sets Cheques

Ship's Articles

Powers of Attorney-

Charter Parties Auction Billa-

Auction Catalogues

11

I do, do,

3 do. do.

21

I do. do.

I do. or "

n1 each or 86 per doz 6 do. do. "I do. or 6 do. do.

2 per first 100, and 75

cents for every suc ceeding 100.

3 per do. do. and 1 per do. do.

29

ADVERTISEMENTS. Ships', not exceeding 10 lines, 1 month $ 2. longer period 4. General Advertisements under 10 lines first inser- tion 81 and 10 cents additional for every line ex- ceeding ten.

Repetitions, one fourth of the original charge. Contracts may be entered into for long or short pe riods. Terms may be known on application at the Office.

TERMS; CASH.

Victoria, 8th January, 1844.

THE following are the sole AGENTS for receiving Subscriptions to the Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette.

BATAVIA; A, Von Schrepenberg Esq. SINGAPORE; R. Little Esq.

CALCUTTA; Messrs. T. Hyde Gardiner & Co. LONDON; Messrs. Woodward & Castle, New. gate St.

From the 1st January, 1844, The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette, will be published every Tues- day and Saturday.

PRICE Tyelve Dollars per annum payable in advance. Victoria, 21st December, 1643.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETURE, AT THE PRINTING OFFICE, QUEEN'S ROAD, VICTORIA

THE FRIEND

OF CHINA

AND HONGKONG GAZETTE.

VOL. III. No. 109

PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND SATURDAY.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 1844.

PRICE $12 per

annum.

NOTIFICATION. The publication of the Hongkong Gazette under the authority of Government, will be discontinued from this date but all public orders and notifications appearing in "The Friend of China and Hongkong Gazette," with the signatures of duly authorized Functionaries of the Government are still to be considered as official. Hongkong, March, 23rd 1842.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor is pleased to publish for General information the fol- lowing letter and Notification from the Acting Deputy Post master General Bom- bay.

It is presumed that the letters and news- papers alluded to were sent in a private bag or board the Petrel, and that they did not pass through either the Post Office Victo-, ria or the British Consular agent's office at Macao-for the future, however, it must be distinctly understood, as pointed out in the Notification, that Letters and Papers intended for the Overland Mail, which are not regularly transmitted through one of these offices, and du'y paid for according to the rates of Postage which they severally bear, will be detained at Bombay or event- ually returned to the Post Office at this Place. By order, RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria,. Hongkong, 19th February, 1844. No. 2,555 of 1843. General Department

Sir,

To,

RICHARD WOOSNAM Esq. &c. &c. &c. Hop HONGKONG.

I have the honor to forward the accompanying notification regarding the detention of all letters &c.-received in future in this office on which no ship Postage has been levied, and to request that you will have the goodness to procure its publica- tion in the Hongkong Gazette for the information and guidance of the public. I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient Servant, H. LAINE, Acting Deputy Post Master, General, In charge.

Bombay, General Post Office, 3d November 1843.

J. ROBT: MORRISON, Acting Secretary and Treasurer.

By order,

I

I Miss. Olding, Manar House, Dalston London, Messrs. Jas Brand & Co. New East India Cham ber London.

Mr. J. Jackson Solicitor Stakesley, Yorkshire.

1 M. W. Smith St. Michaels Alley Cornhil

1 Lieut. John Wise, Dock Yard, Chatham, Kent. Mr. Isaac Predayr Junior Mill Hill, Gods Hill Gellengham Chasham Kent.

1 Miss S, Carter Rear Admiral Carters, Cold Harbour Gasport, Hants, England.

1 R. M. Whichelo Esq. 90 Mimories, Londen. 1 Mrs. H Driscal, 6 Limehouse, Cousrway. 1. Mrs, C. Mossap. 98 Duke street, Whitehaven. 1 Thomas A. Bell Esq Abhotshaugh nr. Falkirk. 1 Revd. F. Watson, Lansing Vicarage Mr. Shor chani Sussex.

1 Messrs. Steancs Rowley, & Co. Liverpool. 1 Woollet and Nephew, Brokera No. 1 Lime street Square, Combill London.

1 Charles Philip Esq. Leath.

1 Miss. Aor E. Skead No. 18 Aldenham Terrace

old saint Pancrass Road London.

1.. Mrs. Sanders Home, Park Stake, Devonport. 1. A. M. Todd Esq. 28 Clements Lane, Lambard

Street.

1 Mrs. Russel R. N. Christians Street Gelling ham, near Chusham, Kent, England.

1. Miss. E: Knight No. 2 Navy Row Gillingham

Dear Chesham Kent England.

1 Miss. Marian Hercy Howthorn Hill, charden- head England. Mrs. Lewell, 76 Place Newarin Boulognese

1

mer France.

NEWSPAPERS.

4 Editor of the Atlas London.

3 Editor of the Monthly Times do

4. J. G. Marzeth Esq. 9 Coopers Row Crutched Friars London.

1 Robert Patrick Esq. W. ward Cuff House Brith Ayrshire.

Protest of Survey

Extending a Protest of Survey Registrations..

Visa of Passport.

Valuation of Goods.

1

Dolar

1 P. Cent

s been a

1

Attending Sales, per Cent, where charge for valuing; otherwise 1 per Attendance out of Consular Office at a Shipwreck,

Five Dollars per Diem for his personal Expenses, over and above his travelling Expenses. 5 Dollars Attendance on opening a Will.. Management of Property of British Subjects dying 21P.Cent intestate.

CRIMINAL AND ADMIRALTY COURT, HONGKONG

PROCLAMATION.

NOTION is hereby given, that a Session of the Court of Justice with Criminal and Admiralty jurisdiction for the trial of offences committed by Her Majesty's subjects on the Island of Hongkong, or within the dominions of the Emperor of China and the ports and harbors thereof, and on, the high seas within one hundred miles of the coast of Chi- nat will be holden at Hongkong, on the fourth day of March 1844, by ten o'clock in the forenoon of

the said day: and all manner of persons that are specially summoned, of that have anything to do. before the said Court, are required to be then and there attending. Court,

By order of the CARLES B. HILLIER.

Officiating Recording Officer. Hongkong, 24th February, 1844.

TENDERS will be received at this Office until Monday the 19th Instant at Noon, for Bills to be diawn by Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary in China, on the Right Honorable the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacks of Company's Rupees (Cos. Rs. 200,000) in sets of Ces. Rs. 10,000 pay able at Fort William, Thirty days after sight, in Exchange for Spanish Dollars (broken coin) payable into this Treasury a 717 Taels per $1000 agreeable to the Government Standard.

The Tenders to be Sealed and marked, Tenders

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Captain Haly of the 41st Madras Native Infantry is, with the Sanction of the Hono- rable Major General D'Aguilar, appointed to be Superintendent of Police and has this day been sworn in as one of Her Britan- nic Majesty's Justices of the Peace in the Colony of Hongkong and its dependencies at and the Dominions of the Emperor of China.

By order, RICHARD WOOSNAM. Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 22nd February, 1844.

GOVERNMENT. NOTIFICATION

NOTIFICATION. The undermentioned Letters, and Newspapers received at this Office on the 19th Ultimo, by the Schooner "Petrel" without Ships postage having been paid thereon, were in the present instance forwarded to England by the Overland Mail of the 1st of November, notice is hereby given, that a similar course will not be pursued in future, and any letters &c. thus forwarded, will be de- tained for postage, and eventually returned to Chi-cretary of State for Foreign affairs the fol na, if not claimed.

In obedience to Instructions received from the Right Hondrable the Earl of Aber deen, K. T., Her Majesty's Principal Ser

lowing Tables of Consular Fees (inarked

for Bills on India Exchange for Spanish Dollars. By Order, CHAS. E. STEWART.

Treasurer and Financial Secretary, Treasurers Office, Government House, Victoria, 10th Feby. 1844.

TENDERS will be received at this Office for Bills to be drawn by H. M. Plenipotentiary in China on the Right Hon'ble, the Governor General of India, in Council, for two Lacs of Company "Rupees (Cos. Rs. 200,000) in sets of Co. R. 10,000 payable at Fort William thirty days after Sight, in exchange for, Mexican or other Re publican dollars, oli ehal Standard, payable into this Treasury, The Bills I be delivered on receipt of the dollars.

By order,

CHAS. E. STEWART. Treasurer and Financial Secretary

The Government Notification published at Hong-A and B) are substituted for those which,Treasurers Office, Government House, kong on the 8th of April 1843 clearly points out were published with the Government Noti-Victoria, 10th February, 1844. to the means of sending Letters in a re- to the Public fication of the 22nd of July 1843. and are gular and certain channel. H. LAINE. to be adopted and to continue in force at Acting Deputy Post Master General, the different British Consular Stations in In charge. China from the date of the receipt of this Bombay, General Post Office, Notification pending, the further pleasure 3d November, 1843, of Her Majesty's Government,"

1 James Melville Esq. Torry, Dunfernshire, Scot- land.

1 R. B. Aldersey Esq. Chigwell Row, Essex, England.

1 Master Edward A. Kelley, Broadwood House Li. verpool.

1 Captn, C. Wright H. M. S. Alfred, South Ame- rica,

1 Mrs. H. Hart South Street, Folkestone, Kent 1 Lieut. F. F. D. Lewell, R. N. Wick Hill Hou- se, Burk well, Berkshire.

1 Elizabath H. Colyer, Cholton Lodge, Doner,

Kent.

1 Sam Bosanquet Esq. East wood Hay, Mr. New bury.

1 Revd. S. D. Preston, Hall cross House, Don- caster, Yorkshire.

1 J. G. Narzeth Esq. 9 coopers Row, Crutched

Friars.

1 Mrs. Hercy Hawthorn Hill Maidenhead Berks.

1 Daniel P. Parker Esq. Boston, care of Messrs. Baring Brothers & Co. London.

1 Mr. Milward, 5 Waterloo Place Southampton,

By order of His Excellency the Superin- tendent of Trade &c. &c. in China.

RICHARD WOOSNAM, Government House, Victoria, Honkong, 22nd February, 1844. TABLE A. C Certificate of due landing of Goods exported United Kingdom.

Signature of Ship's Manifest. Certificate of Origin, when required. Bill of Health, when required..

Signature of Muster Roll, when required.. 2 Attestation of a Signature, when required, Administering an oath, when required

tt

from the 2 Dollars

2

13"

39

2

The North American Mails bring a very curious speech deliver- ed by M. Webster at an agricultural meeting in the State of New York. It is made up of parts which do not hang well together. The popular orator, mnong agriculturists, advocates "protection" for agriculture. He draws some clever distinctions between agri- culture for the subsistence of the cultivators themselves, with

SURPLUS only to trade in -a "plantation interest," growing some one staple for exportation-and manufactures. Genuine agriculture secured to the cultivator, his SURPLUS alone being subject to the vicissitudes of trade; the "plantation interest" partakes altoge. ther of a commercial character, and is less to be encouraged; ma- nufactures need not protection, because the capitalist can shift his capital from one investment to another, which the agriculturist camot dd: therefore, says Mr. Webster, "prott" your agri culturist, and secure to his surplus a home market. Yet he will: ask Great Britain to relax her Corn-laws; thinking, perhaps, that Great Britain should abandon to the United States the advantages

promotes siability and independence, because all essential ends are

which he ascribes to agriculture, and depend solely on manufac tures! A man of Mr. Webster's understanding, however, must, know, that what an intelligent and honest man asks, he is per. pared to give: if he asks froe trade, he is prepared to concede it; indeed it is not clear what Mr. WEBSTER himself would refuse, n in his anxiety for more trade with England. There is so much conflict in the several propositions lumped together in the speech, that it is difficult to know whether Mr. WEBSTER has that class of mind that can discuss without being able to establish a com- plete judgment; Whether the oration in a mere aggregation of

Dollar

Seal of Office, and Signature of any other document claptraps, each part intended for currency in a different quarter;

not specified herein, when required. TABLE B.

Bottomry or Arbitration Bond

Noting a Protest...

Order of Survey..

29

or whether it is only a "dem ustration" of adverse "protection,"

to frighten our Government out of its exclusive policy by a threat

of more retaliation, while a disposition to buy concession by con.

2 Dollars cession is temptingly allowed to peep out. The most positive part

1

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11

of the speech is much liked here-it is a sound rating of the "Re- pudiationists," in terms at once eloquent, earnest, familiar, and business-like.-(SPECTATOR.)

MYTAN

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The annexed translated Extract regarding the Transit or Inland Duties of the Chine- se Empire is published for General information

By order of His Excellency the Superintendent of Trade &c., &., in China.

Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th February, 1844.

RICHARD WOOSNAM.

Transit duties paid at the Custom houses of Kan, Taeping, and Prhsin on goods that are going down to Canton, or from thence transported to the Northern Provinces, Extracted from the Hoopootsrhle 30th and 31st Volumes, a work on the Revenues, published by Imperial authority.

Alum →

EXPORT,

Aniseed Star

Arsenic

Bamboo Screens, and Bamboo

ware of all kinds

Camphor

Capoor Catchery

Cassia.

China Root

Copper Ware, Pewter do. &c,

Cubebs

Galingal

Gamboge

Grass Cloth, all kinds

Hartall

810

Taepingkwan Pihsinkwan

Kankwan

T. m. c. c.

T.m. c. c.

T. m. c. c.

per 100 catties

2.78

8

33 39 39

33 33

10

23 22 22

99

99

.”

"

42 260

42

4

23 39

"" "5

99

4,,

33

L

13

1

5

S

19

99

39

19

33

99

99

33

27

19

99 99

35

39

39

33 99

3)

333

3

19

33

30

CT

99 99

2790

4

364

28

33 33

"}

9 19

1 8 7

? ? 1.76

19 22

3 5

59

10

13

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9 38

256

33

6-11

19 29

10

1

99

1

13

1 310

n

33

per piece

?

19

99

4 5 9

"1

99 99

2-6

117

per catty

"

91 9

3 1 4 2

39 23

5 2

455

2

"1

4

Rhubarb

37 99

39

19

Silk raw 1st quality

33

19

1 " " "

39

29

4 5 91

2

364

13

Silk, piece goods, Ribbons, Thread

12 99

32

32

919

31 42

33

32

22

724

Lead (White lead)

per 100 catties

Mats (straw, rattan bamboo &c. &c.)",

Musk

Nankeen, & cotton cloth of all kinds per 100 catties

Coarse, or refuse of silk

Middling Raw Silk

Silk and Cotton mixtures Silk and

Woollen mixtures and goods of

such classes

??

"" 23" 19

2 71 1439

1 3 6

31 99

??

??

T

26200

78

per ten basket

.7.24

"" 27

39 91

4 2

per 100 patties

"76

12 2006:01 216 NON A

8 57

640 1472 68

29

"" 12

4

29 39

23

29

4 2

cattics.

per

per piece

Soy

per 100 catties

Tea coarse

22

29 29

Tea, fine

per 100 oatties

29 29

3 910

Vermillion

39

5 2 5

1 4 4 6

136

IMPORTS.

Asafoetida.

Bee's Wax

Betel Nut

Bicho de mar

Bird's Nests

Camphor (Malay)

Cloves

Cornelian Beads

Cotton

Cotton Manufactures on all kinds,

whether coarse or fine

Quicksilver

133

per 100 cattles 17 5 9

Chekeang tea

29

33

99

3931

35

"1

32

33 29

176

3

13

19 99

99 "

32

29

per catty

per 100 catties

C

39

99

FF

22

0

?

29 29 3 5

17 27

92

234

59

42 17 1116

3.142

118

617

C

T

1

99

1116

1 8 3:

1446

684

14.4

1 8 3

F

14

29 4 15 13 13 @

13 G

39

333

2

per piece

24

2

$21

33

33

FEB.

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.

ARRIVED.

19th Juntress, Lorett, New York.

21st Water Witch, Reynell, Macao.

39

Potentate, Sutherland, Whampoa.

22nd H.M.S. Driver, Hayes, R. N. Chusan. FEB. SAILED.

1844

1844.

20th H.M.S. Wolverine, Com. Morris, Whampoa. "Canopus, Stroyan, Whampoa.

29

Chrishna, Fletcher, Liverpool. 21st Resolution, Wood, Whampoa. 23rd Potentate, Sutherland, London.

33

Huntress, Lovett, Whampoa.

The publication of the FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONGKONG GAZETTE, commenced on Tuesday last at 6 o'Clock A. M. THE FRIEND OF CHINA, AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE. VICTORIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 24TH 1844.

On the fourth day of March, the first Session of a Court for the trial of Criminal offences commit- ted on this Island or within the dominions of the Emperor of China, is to be held at this place.

Upon first reading the proclamation we were in hopes that the anxiously looked for Judge had arrived, and that Her Majestys subjects were once more to be placed under the civil laws of their country.

The extraordinary powers vested in the Go-... veruor of this Colony, at one period may have been unavoidable, and have been exercised in a spirit of moderation and equity. Now however there appears to be no good reason why we should live in a British Colony, under military laws. There is something so unenglish in this-some- thing so utterly opposed to those constitutional principles that with all confidence in the in- dividual, who for a season, has unlimited power over our persons and property, we in common with every Civilian on the Island, look forward with anxiety to the arrival of civil and criminal judges and the institution of similar courts of justice to those of every other British Colony,

British snbich are instilled into the mind of every

We do not doubt, that in any case brought be- fore him, Sir Henry Pottinger will give a just de- cision so far as equity is concerned. Neither have

we any reasons to doubt the opinions he may re- ceive on points of law, from his legal adviser. Whatever degree of confidence he may have int his own judgment, he is placed in a delicate and", unenviable position. The English press is watchful to a degree, where they think too much power is placed in the hands of an individual. They would not be sparing of censure, even on the supposition of an act of injustice being committed in a distant Colony. Were a prisoner punished unjustly, by any person holding similar power to the Governor of Hongkong, even admitting this proceeded from an error in judgment, the Argus eyed Guardians of the liberty of the Subject, would raise storm enough to shake the stoutest nerves.

Another of those daring burglaries which have been, of late, so alarmingly frequent occurred yes- terday morning between the hours of 1 and 2, at the Bungalow occupied by Mrs. White and family. The robbers came armed with long Pikes, swords in a gang of about 30 and proceeded to break in the doors, making a great noise and yelling fright- fully. The watchman and servants were driven 5 away by a shower of stones. The bursting in of the outer or venetian door woke Mr. Lind, who immediately discharged his pistols at the robbers, but this did not check them; for with large clubs in the inner or glass door, and in a body

31 33

""

1 3 6

136, 234

2

19

3° 32

33 39

32 33

39

per ten pieces

1

22

Cow Bezoar

per catty

1 17 21

Cutch

per 100 catties

14

39

995

Elephant's Teeth-

"1

33

39

234

Gold and Silver Thread

per catty

99

26 2

39

1 5

27

Gums Benjamin,

per 100 catties

99

"°3 67

39

Olibanum

19

3 67

"

39

Myrrh

3 4

32

22

39

"

99

2

Horns, Unicorn's or Rhinoceros

5

1446

"

"

19 33

? 2 3 4

Nutmegs

" 33

92

"

1

"

Pepper

92

99

? 3 5

Ia

259

21

32

Putchuck

99

"1

2 3 4

366

Rattans

4 6

39

22

Rose Maloes

8 3

33

39

35

39

93

Shark's Fins

39

33 39

5 87

117

29

33

Smalts -

32

39

Ebony

23 32

93

39

39

92

Sandal Wood

39

23

586

39

259

33

33

Sapan Wood

32

32

1.4,

42

2

32 33

32 39

32

39

Woollen Manufactures,

per piece

2

33

33 13

32

23 2

32

0

per one chang

Narrow Woollens,

per Chang of 141 Inch,

1 1

39

39 22

335

Dutch Camlets

39

39

39 32

32

39

235

Camlets

32

39

39

"

39 39

Woollen Yarn

per 100 catties, $ 14

8142

True Extract,

3:3

3

9381

4 2

6 5 6

1 4 4 6

1221

82

36

1

??

226

1

33

29 32

31 32

CHARLES GUTZLAFF. Chinese Secretary,

they to the Flouse throwing in Pots of fire, one

rushed

of which severely scorched Mr.Lind. The robbers now commenced to ransack the House, breaking open boxes, drawer&c., whilst this was going on the watchman had give the alarm to the Guard at the Mess. House of the Officers of the 41st M. N. I., to whose house the Ladies had escaped.

Had it not been for the prompt assistance of the : officers of the 41st the House would have been com- pletely sacked, as it was the thieves got a large boo- ly, consisting of plate, jewelry, clothes.

The robbers were most daring, boldly standing the fire of the sepoy's till they had forced the plate chest, and it was only after rifling it that they decamped. One of the robbers who was shot in the thigh was captured: he died shortly afterwards: All the others escaped, but it is supposed several of them were wounded, as traces of blood were seen at-daylight a considerable distance from the House, on a foot path leading towards the Lower Bazar. It is conjectured that the thieves embarked in a boat at the bridge between the Lower Bazar and Mr. Edger's House,

The captured robber before be expired, confessed that the gang came from the opposite slore of Cowloon & landed near the Point; he also gave the pames of 2 of his comrades, Major Caine on learn- ing these facts promptly despatched the assistant Magistrate to Cowloon, and hopes are entertained that some of the villains will be caught there,

THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE.

The appearance of the House after the Robbers decamped was most deplorable. The contents of the Wardrobes strewed in all directions--the doors battered in, and the Building itself nearly in flames from the fire balls thrown by the miscreants. In the hurry of escape, they left behind them se- veral spears, one Sword and a heavy iron pike head, about 18 Inches long, and of great weight. The Ladies during the affray behaved with the greates coolness and courage. To-day we are happy to state, they are more composed than might have been antecipated, considering the danger from which they have escaped-

We understand Sir, E. Belcher K. C. B. Cap. tain of H. M. S. "Samarang," has rented the House formerly, occupied by Mr. Edwards. He intends residing ashore for sometime, to facilitate the drawing Charts of the important surveys with which he has been recently employed in the China

scas.

OPIUM, WEEK ENDING 24TH FEBRUARY. Patna, new, $650 Malwa 8 690 a 700 Do. old, 610 Benares (no Market.)

ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the Friend of China." Victoria, 23rd February, 1814. Sir,

I should feel much obliged if you could inform me what possible reason can exist for keeping all the ships of war together at the Eastern part of the Bay, whilst the Western end, the principal entrance of the harbour, is without, even the shadow of Government protection, and the inhabitants are there left to defeud themselves and their property as best they can, or to be exposed to the tender mercies of the Ladrones, who, in their nocturnal excursions, it is known generally land and re-embark in that direction.

There being Seven or eight Pennants flying Eastward of the Town, why cannot one vessel of war, at least, be sent to enforce the Regulation which forbids the Navigation of China boats at night, and to give that protection to property, which even her presence would confer?

It Surely ought not to be considered that there is any thing derogatory to the service in having H. M. Ships so stationed in harbour as to be capable of giving protection to the Public in general, but if so, there is a salvo for the dignity of the service in the old iron oups which are piled near the Victualling store at Vest Point, exposed to the depredations of the Chinese, and which belonging to the Naval Department may be an object of peculiar interest to the Admiral.

As to the Guard boat which passes up and down the Bay three times every night, nothing can be a greater farce,and the Seamen might as will be spared the need- less exposure to the weather. There are doubts whether the people in the boat are always armed, and if they be, the chances of their being useful are few, the China- men are cunng enough to watch the return of the boat from the place of their intended visit, which they know will for a certain time then be unprotected. 1 am Sir, Your most obet. Servant. A. MERCHANT.

Victoria, 23rd February, 1844. We entirely agree with our correspondent: From any protection received by their presence the Army and Navy might almost as well be in England, We presume it is not the wish of Government that H. M. Troops should be drilled to death during the day, while the lieges are left to the tender mercies of Rub. bers at night. Were one half of the Troops on the Island drafted into the police corp, it would be well for the Colony. Here we do not require a body of men, whose appearance will satisfy the Military Amateur of St. James or the Phoenix park. A vigilant constabu- lary on the Island would be better than 20,000 Guard- EDITOR,

men.

PUBLIC SALE.

ON Wednesday 6th of March will be sold by public sale at P. Townsend's Godown the Schr. Mary with all her appurtenances at Noon, An inventory can be seen at any time by ap- plication to. P. TOWNSEND. Auctioneer, Victoria, Hongkong, 22nd February, 1844.

FOR LONDON. THE A. 1. Ship "EMERALD ISLE" new loading at Whampoa, and will have quick dispatch; has very excellent accomo- dations for passengers. Apply to the Com- mander on board or to

Canton, 14th February, 1844.

A. J. GILMAN.

JUST received ex "Bangalore" and on sale by the undersigned a Choice selection of cut Glass consis- ting of Pint and Quart Decanters of the newest pattern Tumblers, Hock Jelly and Custard Glasses, Liquier do Bell mouth and other wineglasses, French Chimnies Sult cellars, Table and Dessert Knives British Plate, and also Raspberry Vinegar, Sougee, Arrow Root, Currie Powder, Salaeratus Sponge and Bath Bricks. JAMES WELCH.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th February, 1844.

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STORAGE may be obtained in dry, secure,and Insu- FOR SALE.-Manila Rum and Java Arrack in red Godown's, on application to. BUSH & MILLER. Victoria, Hongkong, February, 24th 1844.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

AT 11 O'Clock A. M., on Monday, next 26th Febru

ary, 1844, C. Markwick, & Co., will Sell by Public Auction, (on account of Whom it may concern) at Messrs. Fletcher, Larkins, & Co.'s Godowns, about 400 Chests of Damaged tea, Saved from the Ship Eliza Stewart," the tea will be put up in Lots of 5 Chests. Terms of Sale.-The purchaser to pay a deposit of 25 per cent on his purchase, and the full amount to be paid the next day, and the Lots cleared at the same

time.

Mexican Dollars to be taken at $105 for the 100 Spa. Payments to be made in Spanish Dolars-7m. 1c. 7c. nish Dollars.

Hongkong, 21st February, 1844.

FOR SALE-The Following Wines received ex Oriental from Messrs. Wardell & Co. London. Fine old Port.

Do. Do. Sherry.

Do. Do. Pale.

India Ale and Porter.

Also, Ships stores of all descriptions.

W. H. FRANKLYN. Schooner Comet,

Whampoa, 23rd February, 1844.

FOR SALE.-By Auction on Tuesday next the 27 Inst, at 11 Eleven O'Clock precisely, by J. B. Pain A. Variety of Merchandize consisting of Port Sherry Champigne, Claret Hock. Crockery Ware Lacque- red Ware. Table Covers Pistols Carpet Bags. Dholl &c. &c.

Victoria, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1844.

LOST on Thursday morning the 22nd instant, a set of Navy pay Bills, amounting to ?22: 15.6d endorsed by Mr. Watson, clerk of H. M. S. Samarang-The finder will receive a reward on taking them to Mr. Paine.

N. B.-These Bills will he stopped at Somerset house which renders them useless to any but the

wner.

Victoria, Hongkong, 23rd February, 1844.

NOTICE.-Is hereby given that the business hereto. fore conducted in China by the late Henry Pybus will be now carried on by John Mackey & Co. of Cal- cutta, represented here by Messrs. John Leffler and Charles Wilson Murray, acting as their Agents and under their Procuration. EDWARD FRANCIS. Attorny for John Mackey & Co.

Macao, 19th February, 1844.

PHILLIPS MOORE & Cc.

BEG to announce that they have taken part of the

Godowns of Mr. Duus 18 Queen's Road and have just landed from the Bangalore a large Cargo consis- ting of all descriptions of Cutlery, Ironmongery, Locks of all Kinds, Nails, Carpenters tools Fire Grates and Best Sheffield Plated Goods, German Silver and British Plate, Guns, Pistols, Powder Flasks, Percussion Caps, Shot Belts, Telescopes and Spectacles Table Lamps, Saddlery, Umbrellas, Gold and Silver Watches, and Clocks in great variety, Gold and Silver Watch, Guards, Musical Boxes Accordiants, of all descriptions, cut and plain Glass and a variety of fancy and other Goods to be disposed of by Wholesale only.

Hongkong, February, 19th 1844.

NOTICE-We the undersigned beg to announce that we have this day established ourselves as Com- mission Agents at Hongkong, under the firm of DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

D. DISANDT.

F. H. TIEDEMAN. Victoria, Hongkong, 1st January, 1844. FOR SALE.-Small consignments of the following Goods, viz. Sheet Copper and Nails, a few Marr's Fire Proof Iron Safes and Chests, Batavia Arrack, Sherry and Brandy in Wood, Superior Champagne, Port, Madeira, Hock, Sherry, and Claret in dozen Cases Brands warranted; a good assortment of Oil- man's Stores, Cocoanut, Turpentine and Paint Oil, French and English Corks.

Apply to

DISANDT & TIEDEMAN.

FOR SALE-A small parcel of good No. 3 SU- PERIOR MANILLA CIGARS, in Boxes of 500 each, just received per Duchess of Cumberland. A well selected quantity of Manilla Rope, and Ameri:

can Soap.

Apply to DISANDT & TIEDEMAN. Oswald's Hill, Opposite to the Premises of Messrs. GIBH LIVINGSTON & Co.

FOR SALE-A few Quadrants, Sextants Qua. drants, Azimuth, and other Compasses, Spy Glas. ses, Spirit Levels, Thermometers, Surveying, and Mathematical Instruments, Barometers, &c. &c. &c. Apply to N DUUS. Victoria, February 16th, 1844. 18 Queen's Road.

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Casks of all sizes, Brandy in Hogsheads, Sherry in Butts, Hhds. Qr. Casks and Octaves, Cape Madeira, Lisbon and Tinto in wood, Sherry, Port, Madeira, Claret, Cherry Brandy Cognac, Gin in Boxes of 1. 2. 3. 4. and 6 doz Cases all of superior quality. Apply to N. DUUS. Victoria, February 16th 1844. 18 Queen's Road. WANTED a Steward for the Gun Room of one of H. M. Ships none need apply who cannot furnish testimonials of good character. Address by letter to S. A. C. Office of this paper.

Victoria, February 16th, 1844.

FOR SALE.-At the Stores of the undersigned a Small Invoice of Slop Clothing consisting of Pea Coats, Monkey Jackets Flushing Trowsers, Flan- nel, Guernsey and Jersey Frocks Southwesters, Scotch Caps, Duck Frocks, Worsted hose Regatta Shirts, Cotton Shirts, Surge, Blankets, Duck &c., &c., ALSO

Valentia Almonds, Mould Candles, Sauces, Pickles, Tart Fruits, Salad Oil, Preserved Meats. Digby Sprats, Percussion Cups, Champagne, Cantinac, Sherry, Port, Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Table Cloths, Friction Matches, Perfumery, Shovels, Blocks, Shackles, Tar Brushes, Paint Brushes, Coffee, Pitch, Stockholmn Tar Oakum, Turpentine, Buntin, Drill, Mouslin-de-laine Dresses, Twine and various other articles.

J. B. PAIN.

Victoria, 1st February, 1844. FOR SALE.-Superior Port and Sherry; Cham

pagne; Claret; Sauterne and other light French. wines; Cider; pale and dark Cognac in wood and bottle; Geneva; Sperm Candles; Blacking; Table covers; Sauces; Salad oil; Mustard; Nails and tacks of sizes; best French corks; Pocket Compasses; fine Pekoe Tea, Superior No. 3 Cheroots; York- hams &c. apply to

J. C. POWER.

Victoria, 12th February, 1814. FOR SALE STOVES of varions kinds, and stove, piping. Apply at the Godowns of Holliday Wise JOHN RITSON. & Co. to. Victoria, 9th November, 1843. FOR SALE.-Ghee, Paints and Paint Oil. Beer in Hhds. At the godowns of JOHN BURD & Co. Victoria, 20th September, 1843.

WHAMPOA HOSPITAL, FOR the greater convenience of Vessels at Wham- poa and Blenheim reaches, the Hospital Vessel is moored off the Bombay Creek by which both are united. M. O'SULLIVAN M. R. C. S. L. Resident Surgeon. Hospital Ship.

Whampoa, 3rd February, 1844.

PUBLIC AUCTION. P. TOWNSEND having received instructions, will put up by public Sale on the 4th of March next.

The well known godown of the late Henry Pybus Esq., said gudown is 150 feet by 60 feet with two cottages attached with a treasury built inside said gdwn,

ALSO

One half of a marine lot situated between said godown and the godowns of Messrs. Jameison How & Co. at present unoccupied, The above is well worth the inspection of the mercan- tile community as the situation is convenient and salu-

brious. Terms made known at the time of Sale. P. TOWNSEND, Auctioneer. Victoria, February, 16th 1844.

J, MAC MURRAY. BAKER. QUEEN'S ROAD.

BEGS to inform the Officers of H. M's. Naval Ser- vice, Commanders of Vessels and the Public; that he has on band a supply of Cabin and Ship Biscuits, and trusts by unremitting attention and punctuality, to merit a share of their patronage.

Orders will be thankfully received. promptly attend, ed to, and executed with the least possible delay. Victoria, 12th February, 1844.

BOOKS.

FOR Sale at P. Townsends Godown. at a reduction of 25 per Cent a large collection of New Books and maps, Catalogues of which can be seen at the Godown. ALSO.

For Sale, Beef, Flour, Olives, Butter, Cheese, Oil table cloth, Hats, Ladies and Gents Shoes, Kum, Arrack, Bread, Wine in quarter casks. An Assortment of Plated Ware Consisting of Baskets, Dishes, Candle- sticks, Powder flasks and one or two superior fowling peices Quilts, Steel Pens, Pencils, Horse furniture, Carriage trimmings, Champaigne Cider, Looking Glasses and Hand Mirrors, Shades for Lamps, and sundry other goods. P. TOWNSEND.

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THE FRIEND OF CHINA AND HONG-KONG GAZETTE..

ALLIANCE FIRE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LONDON.

THE Undersigned having been appointed Agents in China, for the above Company, are prepared to accept Assurances at Hong Kong, as under:-- 18T.-On Buildings of Brick or Stone, covered with Tiles, Slates, Metal, or other incombustible material, together with their contents, when such Buildings are isolated from all others.

Rate of Premium, 'per cent. per annum, 2ND.-On such Buildings and their contents, when not.

so isolated, at the rate of 1 per cent. per annum. Assurances for 6 months of the annual rate, will be charged. and for 3 months,

Of the 1st Class, Assurances, for the present, will be accepted to the extent of ?10,000 only on one risk.

And of the 2nd Class, to the extent of ?8000.

A Building and its contents taken together, form one risk. Thus the above sums may be underwritten either on a Building alone, or the contents alone; or, part on the Building, and part on the contents.

No Assurance is to be considered in force until the Premium be paid.

Amongst other advantages of the Company, the Assured will be entitled to participate in the profits after five successive payments.

Parties applying for Assurances will please send in full particulars of the risk to be taken; any deviation from which, without the consent of the Company, will vitiate the Policy.

JARDINE, MATHESON, & Co., Agents in China.

Macao, 12th July, 1843.

JAMES WELCH: CHEMIST DRUGGIST &c. &c. &c. Queen's Road Victoria. RETURNS his most grateful thanks to the Officers of H. M. Navy, the Military, Masters of Merchant Vessels, and the public of Victoria for the very liberal support he has experienced since his commencement in business, and to inform them that he has lately

made considerable additions to his Stock of Medi- cines Perfumery, Oilmans Stores &c. &c. He further assures them that any commands with which he may be entrusted, in the preparation of Prescrip- tions, refitting Medicine Chests &c. will be most faithfully attended to.

1st January, 1844.

MR. LATTEY.

Chronometer and Watch Maker.

Removed from Lanes Hotel to the upper part of Mr. Pain's new store Queens Road opposite to Chinams Heng.

Hongkong, January, 1844.

B. KENNY M. D.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN LONDON &c.

Has fitted up a Chinese Vessel as a residence at Whampoa, moored opposite the Orange Grove, a little above Junk river.

THE Copartnership existing between DIROM, CARTER &Co. at Bombay, DIROM, RICHMOND & Co. at Liver- pool, and ourselves in China, having expired by its own imitation on the 31st July last, we beg leave to an- nounce, that in future, our business will be car- ried on here, under the firm of DIROM, GRAY of Co.; at Bombay under the firm of DOM, HUNTER & Co.; and at Liverpool under the firm of DIROM, DAVIDSON & Co.;

Macao, 1st August, 1843.

DIROM & Co.

NOTICE. The undersigned have established a House of Agency in China, under the firm of "Boustead & Co." in connexion with Messers Butler, Sykes and Co. Manila, and Messrs Sykes, Schwabe and Co. Liverpool. The partners in our several esta- blishments continue as before: Mr. Edward Boustead

managing in China, Mr. Benjamin Butler at Manila. Mr. Gustav Christian Schwabe at Liverpool, and Mr. Adam Sykes at Singapore,

BOUSTEAD, SCHWABE & Co. Singapore, 11th August, 1843. NOTICE.-Mr. John Mackenzie has been admitted a partner in our firm from 1st August last. LECKIE & Co.

Bombay, 21th September, 1843.

NOTICE,-The undersigned begs to acquaint the

Public, that he has taken the ALBION HOTEL, and will conduct it under his immediate superintend- ance, and hopes thereby to ensure the comfort of Fami. lies and others, and to meet the patronage which that Establishment has heretofore had.

Macao, 31st August, 1843.

A. H. FRYER

NOTICE-Goods and merchandize of all descriptions received and carefully stored in spacious airy and secure Brick Godowns situated 18, and 56 Queens Road upon moderate terms,

Goods placed [except combustibles] in Godown 18. Queen's Rond can be insured from risk of Fire.

apply to

N. DUUS.

Goods received and sold on Commission

18 Queen's, Road.

Victoria, November, 1st 1843.

NOTICE.-The interest of Mr. R. van Eibergen

Santhagens (presently in Holland) in our Esta- blishment ceasing on the 31st instant, our business will be carried,on from the 1st of January 1844, undor the firm of Ro?SWINCKEL, AANDER BURG & Co.

SANTAGENS, ROMSWINCKEL & Co. Batavia, 9th December, 1843. NOTICE.-The undersigned have this day establish ed a house of Agency and Commission at "Hong- kong," under the firm of "Bush and Miller."

F. T. BUSH.

(Signed) ALEX, A. MILLER Victoria, Hongkong, let February, 1844. NOTICE.

FOR SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY THE "FAIR BARBADIAN" will have early despatch for the above ports. For freight, apply to JNO. SMITH. Macao, 4th February, 1844.

THE SCHOONER "UNION" HAS just undergone a thorough repair, raised, and newly decked :--well armed and her Cabins are most confortably fit- ted for six Passengers; she will now run regularly between Macao, Hongkong, and Canton with Passengers, at the usual rate charged in other boats. For passage, in Macao, apply to passage JNO. SMITH. And at Hongkong,

P. TOWNSEND. She is for Sale, and the owner will accept

MESSRS. CARTER & Co. beg to advertize their having commenced business in Hongkong asBuilders Contractors &c., and that from their long experience in England and their arrangements here they flatter a fair offer. themselves they will be able to complete any work with that punctuality, and in that workmanlike manner that will ensure satisfaction to those gentlemen who may honor them with their patronage.

Any communication addresed to Messrs. C. & Co., of the care of Air. Welch, Chemist and Druggist Victoria will meet with prompt attention.

NOTICE.

THE undersigned is authorized by His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief of H Majesty's Land Forces in China, to receive all packages addressed to the Officers or Messes of any of the Regiments employed during the late war. N. DUUS.

Hongkong, 15th Apri, 1843. FOR SALE.

THE following Wines received ex Foam from Messrs. Sandeman Forster and Co. London. Fine old Pate and Brown Sherry In wood and bottle, Fine old Madeira Fine old l'ort

Sauterne, Moselle, Burgundy and Champagne. Apply to

Macao, 1 January, 1844.

FOR SALE.

LINDSAY &

& Co.

AT THE GODOWNS OF THE UNDERSIGNED Port Wine, in 3 and 6 doz. cases. Sherry do. Cluret do.

do. do.

do. do.

HENRY, HUMPHREYS & Co. Victoriu, 22nd November, 1243.

FOR SALE.

FIVE SUPERIOR London built Carriages with Harness &c. complete; also a complete set of Rose- wood Drawing Room Furniture just arrived. Apply to

HENRY HUMPHRYS & Co. Victoria, 22nd November, 1843. JOR SALE-E. I. Cos Bills on Bengal. Apply to

GIBB. LIVINGSTON, & Co.

FOR SALE-Bally Rice, ditto Coffee, Copenhagen Cherry Cordials in Pints, Manila Corunge, Oakum, Corks, Singapore Planks, Anchors and Chains, Ar- rack, Bengal Chitney, Butter in Kegs, Candles, Bengal Rice, Ditto Dholl, Coal Tar, Swedish Ditto, and Pitch; a variety of other articles.

At the Godowns of

JOHN BURD & Co.

TO LET.

THE Bungalow & out Ollices belonging to Franjee Jemsetjee Esq. situate on the Queen's Road near to Messrs. Mucvicar & Co's premises. For particulars apply to Framjee Jemsetjee, Macao, or

HOLLIDAY WISE & Co. Victoria, December 15th, 1843. TO LET.

TWO GODOWNS in that range of buildings called the Albany Godowns, capable of containing about 2000 Bales of Cotton. Kent $50 per month each. Apply to

FOR LIVERPOOL THE QUEEN MAB, R. Ainley Comman- der, having the greater part ofher cargo engaged and will have immediate despatch. Apply to GIBB LIVINGSTON & Co. Hongkong or Canton.

Victoria, 15th January 1844.

FOR SALE.

The new and superior built Iron Barque "JOHN LAIRD" 2701 ons N.M.-Sals well carries a large Cargo and is an unex- ceptionable Sea boat. Musts and Yards fitted in the best style for light working, Standing and running rigging of bolt rope yarn, best London make. Sails; One suit and a half quite new, one half worn of best Navy canvas, Anchors and Cables complete, I atent Windlass, Iron Tanks and Butts, Two new quarter boats with awning and sails, Launch and Yawl 30 Tons new small sized Kentledge, Guns, arms and ammunition complete in Patent barrels; 2 l'itch pine spars 50 it. by 14 Ins and others. Is well adapted for a Couster or for short voyages. Could be navigated with a very limited crew, and is ready to start at a days notice.

Apply personally or by letter to the Commanding Officer on board at Whampoa.

FOR LONDON DIRECT.

THE Barque

THE Barque HASHEMY,