Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1853

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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

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VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1853.

 

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant,-Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

STEAM FOR

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

TEARE'S Stena ship FORMOSA, Captain CHRISTIAN,

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday, the 27th September, at 2 P. N. →

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 24th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 23d September, 1853.

Diplomatic Department.

D. B. ROBERTSON, Esq., Her Majesty's Consul for Amoy, having been directed to assume his functions at that Port, His Excellency Her Ma- jesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has been pleased to appoint H. S. PARKES, Esq., Interpreter to the Canton Consulate, to exercise for the present, and

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until further notice, Consular jurisdiction and au- thority in the Port of Canton.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c. Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 16th September, 1853.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to give publicity to the subjoined communication from His Excel- lency the Imperial Commissioner, Ye, in reply to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Canton, and to a Proclamation by the Local Authorities, relative to the introduction of Mexican Dollars as a currency on the same footing with Spanish Dol- lars.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c. Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 19th September, 1853.

No. 35.

YEH, Imperial Commissioner, Governor General of

the Two Kwang, &c., &c., &c.

MAKES THIS DECLARATION IN REPLY.

On the 3d instant, I received your statement, which I have carefully considered. I remark in regard to this question of the employment of For- eign Money, that in consequence of the disap- pearance of old Dollars from the market, the Mer- chants and Traders desire, as a means of maintain- ing a circulating medium, that other kinds of Dol- lars should now be jointly used with the former, to which arrangement, moreover, no objections are raised on either side.

Although ready to admit the correctness of the views taken of this matter, both in the public re- presentation of the English Merchants and in the letter of their Consul, I may observe on the other hand, that Dollars of the old pattern (Spanish)

No. 1.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Wongkon g

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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

1

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant,-Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

STEAM FOR

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

TEARE'S Stena ship FORMOSA, Captain CHRISTIAN,

with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday, the 27th September, at 2 P. N. →

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 24th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 23d September, 1853.

Diplomatic Department.

D. B. ROBERTSON, Esq., Her Majesty's Consul for Amoy, having been directed to assume his functions at that Port, His Excellency Her Ma- jesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., has been pleased to appoint H. S. PARKES, Esq., Interpreter to the Canton Consulate, to exercise for the present, and

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until further notice, Consular jurisdiction and au- thority in the Port of Canton.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c. Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 16th September, 1853.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to give publicity to the subjoined communication from His Excel- lency the Imperial Commissioner, Ye, in reply to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Canton, and to a Proclamation by the Local Authorities, relative to the introduction of Mexican Dollars as a currency on the same footing with Spanish Dol- lars.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c. Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 19th September, 1853.

No. 35.

YEH, Imperial Commissioner, Governor General of

the Two Kwang, &c., &c., &c.

MAKES THIS DECLARATION IN REPLY.

On the 3d instant, I received your statement, which I have carefully considered. I remark in regard to this question of the employment of For- eign Money, that in consequence of the disap- pearance of old Dollars from the market, the Mer- chants and Traders desire, as a means of maintain- ing a circulating medium, that other kinds of Dol- lars should now be jointly used with the former, to which arrangement, moreover, no objections are raised on either side.

Although ready to admit the correctness of the views taken of this matter, both in the public re- presentation of the English Merchants and in the letter of their Consul, I may observe on the other hand, that Dollars of the old pattern (Spanish)

have hitherto been in universal use at Canton, and that a long time has elapsed since they were first introduced. Now, however, old Dollars have become scarce and new ones plentiful: still as the Shroffs and Money-changers are not yet familiar with the latter, they feel some uncertainty as to their purity, which cannot be so easily determined by them, as the touch of old Dollars. But they aim at no exaction, or the deliberate committal of injustice.

In judging of this matter, which has been brought officially to my notice by the said Consul and other foreigners, it is only natural that I, the Great Minister, should be guided by the de- sire I entertain of affording accommodation to the Merchants, and this induces me to accede to the request they have preferred. I have accord- ingly directed the District Magistrates of Nanhae and Pwanyu, to make it publicly known to those who are engaged in the Trade, and others whom it may concern, that, as equity should be observed by them in all their transactions, it is permitted that new Dollars shall in future be used according to their established purity or touch, by which means all parties will be protected from loss,-the market rates will be properly adjusted, and abuses of long continuance effectually corrected.

The specimens of Dollars forwarded for my inspection are returned herewith, viz:-

1. Mexican Dollar.

1. Bolivian do.

1. Peruvian do.

1. Old Spanish do. clean.

do. do. chopped.

1.

1. Rupee.

To D. B. ROBERTSON, Esq.,

H. B. M.'s Consul, Canton. Heen-fung, 3d year, 8th month, -th day, (-th 8th month, ―th day, (―th September, 1853).

Translated by

(Signed) HARRY PARKES.

PROCLAMATION

BY

Hoo, Magistrate of the District of Pwanyu, &c.,

&c., &c., and

LE, Magistrate of the District of Nanhae, &c.,

&c., &c.

Decreeing that all Dollars, whether of old or new coinage, are to circulate among Merchants and Dealers, in one uniform mode, and in the same way as they (the old Dollars) have hitherto done, in order that an equitable adjustment of value may be maintained.

The Trade of Canton, once so noted for its prosperity, is now in a stagnant condition, and the Merchants and Dealers from different quarters are growing fewer in number. It behoves us, there- fore, to promptly adopt such measures as shall ensure to those commodities that are now becoming unsaleable a freer circulation, and thus timely re- lieve the present depression.

We find that Dollars have hitherto formed the principal medium, through which the Trade has been conducted. Now, however, we learn that of the various kinds of Dollars, those with flowery millings are gradually disappearing from circula- tion, and the Dollars now imported consist chiefly of mixed sorts, bearing a variety of impressions, such as eagles, horses, flowers, and plants, on which all the Merchants and Dealers demand a discount of five per cent. For a long time, the different parties interested have disputed this point. with each other, and have never yet come to a

definite understanding. They lose sight of the fact that coins of different nations cannot be iden- tical with each other in respect to figure or device, and merely because the Merchants of the interior are partial to those they have been accustomed to use, they set a higher value on Dollars with flowery millings, and thus induce the opinion that none of the other kinds will pass current among the people. It is sufficient to cite the custom that prevails at Chaouchow,* where all operations are conducted in Dollars with flowery millings, and where a prejudice obtains against other kinds, to shew that these objections rest merely on local usage or predilections of the day, and in no way affect the intrinsic value of the silver. On the other hand, as these high rates of discount have caused trade to be no longer what it formerly was,-have depreciated capital, and have led to a deficit in the Custom's receipts, they are open to most serious objections. The natural remedy is to allow those Dollars (which are subject to these charges) to circulate (as the old ones) have hither- to done, and by removing all monopolizing in- fluences (on particular sorts) restore (them all) to an uniform standard.

Wherefore, it being necessary that the same should be authorized by public enactment, this Proclamation is to make known to all Merchants, Dealers, Linguists, and others, the following De-

cree :-

In your mercantile operations with the English merchants, take no regard of the devices of the Dollars that pass through your hands, whether they be those of eagles, or horses, of flowers, or of plants, for if the coins be not inferior in point of purity they are permitted to circulate at the same rate as the Dollars with flowery millings, therefore you should not, in consequence of any precon- ceived opinions, demand on them a discount, and thus occasion still further disputation on this head. But if you meet with any Dollars of inferior qua- lity, the intrinsic value of which you cannot ac- curately determine, no objections can be made to your satisfying yourselves on this point, by melting one or two of the doubtful pieces, and comparing them with the broken or old Dollars. At present it is permitted to tender Dollars in payment of the patriotic contributions which continue to be un- remittingly collected in this Province, but in future the Treasury will be guided in the receipt of Dollars solely by their purity, and without raising any question as to their form or pattern will re- ceive those bearing devices of eagle, horses, flowers, or plants, at one and the same rate as those with flowery millings. By these means a circulating' medium, available alike for either the upper or the lower classes, will be provided, and not only will those losses you have hitherto suffered, be saved you, but the increased prosperity which will soon be observable will mark the general benefits ac- cruing from the measure.

It is in pursuance of the orders of the High Authorities personally delivered to us, that we, the Magistrates, now make known this Decree ; let there therefore be no distrust, delay, or hesita- tion, in giving effect to its provisions.

A Special Proclamation ! Heen-fung, 3d year, 8th month, 8th day, (10th September, 1853).

Translated by

(Signed) HARRY PARKES. True Copies.

W. H. MEDHURST.

Department in which Namoa is situated.

have hitherto been in universal use at Canton, and that a long time has elapsed since they were first introduced. Now, however, old Dollars have become scarce and new ones plentiful: still as the Shroffs and Money-changers are not yet familiar with the latter, they feel some uncertainty as to their purity, which cannot be so easily determined by them, as the touch of old Dollars. But they aim at no exaction, or the deliberate committal of injustice.

In judging of this matter, which has been brought officially to my notice by the said Consul and other foreigners, it is only natural that I, the Great Minister, should be guided by the de- sire I entertain of affording accommodation to the Merchants, and this induces me to accede to the request they have preferred. I have accord- ingly directed the District Magistrates of Nanhae and Pwanyu, to make it publicly known to those who are engaged in the Trade, and others whom it may concern, that, as equity should be observed by them in all their transactions, it is permitted that new Dollars shall in future be used according to their established purity or touch, by which means all parties will be protected from loss,-the market rates will be properly adjusted, and abuses of long continuance effectually corrected.

The specimens of Dollars forwarded for my inspection are returned herewith, viz:-

1. Mexican Dollar.

1. Bolivian do.

1. Peruvian do.

1. Old Spanish do. clean.

do. do. chopped.

1.

1. Rupee.

To D. B. ROBERTSON, Esq.,

H. B. M.'s Consul, Canton. Heen-fung, 3d year, 8th month, -th day, (-th 8th month, ―th day, (―th September, 1853).

Translated by

(Signed) HARRY PARKES.

PROCLAMATION

BY

Hoo, Magistrate of the District of Pwanyu, &c.,

&c., &c., and

LE, Magistrate of the District of Nanhae, &c.,

&c., &c.

Decreeing that all Dollars, whether of old or new coinage, are to circulate among Merchants and Dealers, in one uniform mode, and in the same way as they (the old Dollars) have hitherto done, in order that an equitable adjustment of value may be maintained.

The Trade of Canton, once so noted for its prosperity, is now in a stagnant condition, and the Merchants and Dealers from different quarters are growing fewer in number. It behoves us, there- fore, to promptly adopt such measures as shall ensure to those commodities that are now becoming unsaleable a freer circulation, and thus timely re- lieve the present depression.

We find that Dollars have hitherto formed the principal medium, through which the Trade has been conducted. Now, however, we learn that of the various kinds of Dollars, those with flowery millings are gradually disappearing from circula- tion, and the Dollars now imported consist chiefly of mixed sorts, bearing a variety of impressions, such as eagles, horses, flowers, and plants, on which all the Merchants and Dealers demand a discount of five per cent. For a long time, the different parties interested have disputed this point. with each other, and have never yet come to a

definite understanding. They lose sight of the fact that coins of different nations cannot be iden- tical with each other in respect to figure or device, and merely because the Merchants of the interior are partial to those they have been accustomed to use, they set a higher value on Dollars with flowery millings, and thus induce the opinion that none of the other kinds will pass current among the people. It is sufficient to cite the custom that prevails at Chaouchow,* where all operations are conducted in Dollars with flowery millings, and where a prejudice obtains against other kinds, to shew that these objections rest merely on local usage or predilections of the day, and in no way affect the intrinsic value of the silver. On the other hand, as these high rates of discount have caused trade to be no longer what it formerly was,-have depreciated capital, and have led to a deficit in the Custom's receipts, they are open to most serious objections. The natural remedy is to allow those Dollars (which are subject to these charges) to circulate (as the old ones) have hither- to done, and by removing all monopolizing in- fluences (on particular sorts) restore (them all) to an uniform standard.

Wherefore, it being necessary that the same should be authorized by public enactment, this Proclamation is to make known to all Merchants, Dealers, Linguists, and others, the following De-

cree :-

In your mercantile operations with the English merchants, take no regard of the devices of the Dollars that pass through your hands, whether they be those of eagles, or horses, of flowers, or of plants, for if the coins be not inferior in point of purity they are permitted to circulate at the same rate as the Dollars with flowery millings, therefore you should not, in consequence of any precon- ceived opinions, demand on them a discount, and thus occasion still further disputation on this head. But if you meet with any Dollars of inferior qua- lity, the intrinsic value of which you cannot ac- curately determine, no objections can be made to your satisfying yourselves on this point, by melting one or two of the doubtful pieces, and comparing them with the broken or old Dollars. At present it is permitted to tender Dollars in payment of the patriotic contributions which continue to be un- remittingly collected in this Province, but in future the Treasury will be guided in the receipt of Dollars solely by their purity, and without raising any question as to their form or pattern will re- ceive those bearing devices of eagle, horses, flowers, or plants, at one and the same rate as those with flowery millings. By these means a circulating' medium, available alike for either the upper or the lower classes, will be provided, and not only will those losses you have hitherto suffered, be saved you, but the increased prosperity which will soon be observable will mark the general benefits ac- cruing from the measure.

It is in pursuance of the orders of the High Authorities personally delivered to us, that we, the Magistrates, now make known this Decree ; let there therefore be no distrust, delay, or hesita- tion, in giving effect to its provisions.

A Special Proclamation ! Heen-fung, 3d year, 8th month, 8th day, (10th September, 1853).

Translated by

(Signed) HARRY PARKES. True Copies.

W. H. MEDHURST.

Department in which Namoa is situated.

No. 1.

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DIEU

ET MON

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE

EXTRA.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.--Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- c'amations. Notifications, and all Public Papers of this

Government.

By Order,

Victoria. Hongkong.

24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Britannic Majesty's Pleni- potentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to give publi- city to the subjoined Notification by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Shanghae, establishing Pro- visional Rules for the Clearing of Ships in the absence of a recognized Custom-house Establish- ment at that Port.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c. Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th September, 1853.

NOTIFICATION.

BRITISH CONSULATE, SHANGHAE, 9th September, 1853.

On the 7th instant before daybreak a Column of armed men entered the City of Shanghae by the North Gate and took possession of the Place. The Authorities were deposed, -the Che-heen killed, and since that date the Leaders of the force, who- ever they may be, remain Masters of the City. The Custom-houses with the other official Buildings have been either demolished or plundered, and there is at present no Custom-house Administra- tion, and no recognized authority to carry on the functions of Government. The City has been partially plundered. Contributions have been levied, and serious dissensions among the armed

men of various Provinces who are in possession, still threaten a sanguinary struggle for supremacy, chiefly between the Fokien and Canton Factions. ✓ In this state of affairs a very natural anxiety ex- ists as to the security of property within the For- eign settlement; and many urgent representations have been made to H. M.'s Consul to induce him to afford facilities for the departure of British ships with valuable cargoes, on the ground of insecurity and of injury and loss from detention, irrespective of greater danger.

Many arguments more or less cogent have at the same time been urged as reasons why sailing of ships should be authorized, without regard to a Treaty, for the moment in abeyance at this Port, or any Trade Regulations to the contrary. H. M.'s Consul thinks it right under these circumstances to state in the plainest manner his views in reference to the means suggested for diminishing the dis- astrous influence of the Insurrection on Trade at the Port; more especially in reference to the argu- ments which have been suggested as sanctioning an unfettered line of action.

It is contended that the Treaty has for the mo- ment at least no existence at this Port, since there is no Government to carry out its provisions, and that in regard to the rights and claims of a Custom- house, where none exists there can be no obligation to observe its rules or pay its duties. To this a very obvious reply suggests itself on the part of the Chinese Government, namely, that (the capture of an isolated sea-port on the coast of a vast Em- pire, can in no sense abrogate a solemn Treaty en- tered into between the two Sovereigns of Great Britain and China. The obligations continue to exist on either side, although for a time the means of giving full effect may, by insurrection or violence, be wanting to one of the contracting parties. The inability of the one Government to enforce its rights owing to calamities which beset it, so far from be- ing a reason why the other should take advantage of the circumstances to ignore its rights, forms in truth the strongest argument for their honest re- cognition. That this is the view taken by H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, and by H. M.'s Government, has been placed beyond doubt. It remains therefore

No. 1.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE

EXTRA.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant.--Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- c'amations. Notifications, and all Public Papers of this

Government.

By Order,

Victoria. Hongkong.

24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Britannic Majesty's Pleni- potentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to give publi- city to the subjoined Notification by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Shanghae, establishing Pro- visional Rules for the Clearing of Ships in the absence of a recognized Custom-house Establish- ment at that Port.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c. Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th September, 1853.

NOTIFICATION.

BRITISH CONSULATE, SHANGHAE, 9th September, 1853.

On the 7th instant before daybreak a Column of armed men entered the City of Shanghae by the North Gate and took possession of the Place. The Authorities were deposed, -the Che-heen killed, and since that date the Leaders of the force, who- ever they may be, remain Masters of the City. The Custom-houses with the other official Buildings have been either demolished or plundered, and there is at present no Custom-house Administra- tion, and no recognized authority to carry on the functions of Government. The City has been partially plundered. Contributions have been levied, and serious dissensions among the armed

men of various Provinces who are in possession, still threaten a sanguinary struggle for supremacy, chiefly between the Fokien and Canton Factions. ✓ In this state of affairs a very natural anxiety ex- ists as to the security of property within the For- eign settlement; and many urgent representations have been made to H. M.'s Consul to induce him to afford facilities for the departure of British ships with valuable cargoes, on the ground of insecurity and of injury and loss from detention, irrespective of greater danger.

Many arguments more or less cogent have at the same time been urged as reasons why sailing of ships should be authorized, without regard to a Treaty, for the moment in abeyance at this Port, or any Trade Regulations to the contrary. H. M.'s Consul thinks it right under these circumstances to state in the plainest manner his views in reference to the means suggested for diminishing the dis- astrous influence of the Insurrection on Trade at the Port; more especially in reference to the argu- ments which have been suggested as sanctioning an unfettered line of action.

It is contended that the Treaty has for the mo- ment at least no existence at this Port, since there is no Government to carry out its provisions, and that in regard to the rights and claims of a Custom- house, where none exists there can be no obligation to observe its rules or pay its duties. To this a very obvious reply suggests itself on the part of the Chinese Government, namely, that (the capture of an isolated sea-port on the coast of a vast Em- pire, can in no sense abrogate a solemn Treaty en- tered into between the two Sovereigns of Great Britain and China. The obligations continue to exist on either side, although for a time the means of giving full effect may, by insurrection or violence, be wanting to one of the contracting parties. The inability of the one Government to enforce its rights owing to calamities which beset it, so far from be- ing a reason why the other should take advantage of the circumstances to ignore its rights, forms in truth the strongest argument for their honest re- cognition. That this is the view taken by H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, and by H. M.'s Government, has been placed beyond doubt. It remains therefore

simply for H. M.'s Consul to observe the Treaty; and in any measures adopted to the peculiar cir- cumstances of the time, to take care that the rights of the Chinese Government suffer no infringement. It has been further stated that whatever precau- tions may be taken to insure good faith in respect to the Chinese Revenue under the British Flag, there is no power to insure a similar course in respect to Trade and Custom duties under every other Flag; and that it would be both a hardship and an injury to British Merchants if they were placed on less advantageous terms than their neighbours and competitors. It is very true that H. M.'s Consul can have no pretension to interfere with the Re- presentatives of other Powers in the means they may see fit to adopt in this conjuncture, but it is not less clear that H. M,'s Consul must hold him- self free from all obligation to follow a course which to his judgement may appear unjustifiable, simply because it may have been adopted by others. This, so far as the line of his duty is concerned, but he is not without hope that something of uni- formity may be found to prevail among the Con- sular representatives as to the obligations imposed by good faith under existing Treaties, and the particular measures it may be deemed expedient to adopt to reconcile the exigencies of trade, and the rights of the Chinese Government under such Treaties.

Having thus disposed of the principal argu- ments for and against the cessation of all Treaty rights and Trade Regulations, it only remains for H. M.'s Consul to state what is the course he is prepared to follow, in the absence of a Custom- house and all legal Authority at the Port, which may continue for an indefinite time, to the great injury of all concerned

By Treaty no Ship can leave its anchorage until all duties are paid up in full, and the issue of a Port Clearance by the Superintendent of Custom; upon production of which to the British Consul "he will return the Ship's papers and allow the vessel to depart." No provision has been made either by the Treaties or the Consul's Instructions for the exceptional circumstances now existing where there is no Custom-house Establishment to verify the landing and shipping of goods, and no Superintendent to receive and grant receipt for the Duties. There is in brief, no authority given to the British Consul to return the Ship's papers and allow the vessels to depart, without such creden- tials as a Superintendent of Custom can alone furnish. If he takes upon himself to do so by any provisional arrangement, he must do so entirely upon his own responsibility; and a very heavy one it becomes, under two heads. First as to the veri- fication of the amounts due to the Chinese Re- venue, and secondly as to the payment of the

same.

It must be too clear for dispute therefore, that if he consent to take this unauthorized responsibil- ity-it must rest with him, and him alone, to specify the conditions under which he is willing to accept so onerous a charge. If any one object to the conditions, the alternative is their's to refuse compliance and abide by the Treaty, which re- quires the Consul to keep the ship's papers until a Port clearance has been granted by the Superin- dent of Customs; but in doing so they must of course accept all the consequences.

Any adaptation of measures to meet the exigen- cies of the times, if in accordance with the Treaty must carry with it two conditions which are essen- tial to good faith in the matter. The verification of the amounts due according to the Tariff, and the guarantee for their payment on demand. And H..

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M.'s Consul wishes it to be distinctly understood that the provisional system he is willing to adopt, proceeds on the assumption that both these ends can be satisfactorily attained, pending the absence of a Custom-house Establishment to verify and receive the duties; and only in so far as he can see his way to the realization of both these objects, is he disposed to accept the grave responsibility he must unavoidably incur. No simple declaration of shippers as to goods landed or shipped without any check, sanction or supervision of Custom-house Officers, will be held satisfactory if doubt should arise as to their accuracy, and other and better means are attainable. All such parties will bear in mind that they can plead no legal authority whatever for either the landing or shipping of goods since the morning of the 7th instant, and have no right therefore to complain of any scrutiny it may be deemed necessary to institute for the verification of manifests made under such circum- stances. For any cargoes landed or shipped under the late Custom-house arrangement, in so far as these can be shown to have been sanctioned by them, the returns will be taken as they stand.

As regards the payment of duty a still heavier responsibility weighs upon H. M.'s Consul if silver be not tendered; and after the recent official an- nouncement of the views of H. M.'s Plenipotentiary and the Instructions already in the hands of the former, nothing but the conviction that the pro- perty is insecure, and exposed to unforeseen risks, induces him to contemplate any measures which shall substitute security, however good, for actual payment. He believes however from the best in- formation he can obtain that to insist upon pay- ment at the present moment with the City in the hands of an unknown Band of Insurgents, and Soochow itself probably in the same condition, would amount to a declaration that the ships shall not depart until order be re-established. It is use- less therefore for the Consul to take himself

upon the irksome and obnoxious task of verifying the ships' cargoes and the amount of duties payable, unless he is at the same time prepared to accept the still more onerous responsibility of receiving security for payment instead of the delivery of Cash. He will take upon himself to do both therefore, since thus alone can he afford the assistance he desires in order to avert the indefinite detention of ships and the possible destruction of Property to a large amount :-and upon the following condi- tions :--

PROVISIONAL RULES FOR THE CLEARING OF SHIPS IN THE ABSENCE OF A CUSTOM-HOUSE ES-

TABLISHMENT.

1st. The Consignee of each Ship to give into this Office a declaration in writing of all the par- ties to whom Imports have been consigned, and of all those who are shippers of outward Cargo.

2d. Each Importer or Shipper to make a de- claration in writing of the quantity and descrip- tion of Goods, the number of packages; their weight and value, when the two latter conditions affect the duties.

3d. In the event of doubt arising as to the accuracy of these particulars, the same to be sup- ported by the production of any papers or docu- mentary evidence the Consul may see fit to require.

4th. The Consignees of the Ship to present a collective schedule of the particulars of Cargo and Duties payable on goods and Ship, corresponding with the several declarations of Importers and Shippers in what concerns these, and with the addition of Tonnage dues.

5th. The amounts thus shown to be due from

Importers, Shippers, and Consignees of Vessels to be paid into this Office; either in Silver, as they would have had to pay if the Custom-House- Bankers had to receive the Duties, or by the bill of the several parties payable on demand at forty days sight in Shanghae to the Chinese Superin- tendent of Customs, provided the sanction of H. B. M.'s government to that effect be received. 6th. These preliminaries arranged to the sa- tisfaction of H. M.'s Consul the Consignees will receive on application the Ship's papers and a Port Clearance under the Consular Seal, after de- livery of which the vessel will be at liberty to leave the Port.

(Signed) RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

To The British Community,

Shanghae.

True Copy,

Consul.

W. H. MEDHURST.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. AILS will be made up for SINGAPORE, PENANG, and

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STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship FORMOSA, Captain CHRISTIAN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday, the 27th September, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 24th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may

MAUS wil be anaste facket PEKIN, and closed pepper pre incorrectness in such declaration.

on Thursday, the 29th instant, at 12 o'clock, Noon.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

26th September, 1853.

Post-Master.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 23d September, 1853.

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Importers, Shippers, and Consignees of Vessels to be paid into this Office; either in Silver, as they would have had to pay if the Custom-House- Bankers had to receive the Duties, or by the bill of the several parties payable on demand at forty days sight in Shanghae to the Chinese Superin- tendent of Customs, provided the sanction of H. B. M.'s government to that effect be received. 6th. These preliminaries arranged to the sa- tisfaction of H. M.'s Consul the Consignees will receive on application the Ship's papers and a Port Clearance under the Consular Seal, after de- livery of which the vessel will be at liberty to leave the Port.

(Signed) RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

To The British Community,

Shanghae.

True Copy,

Consul.

W. H. MEDHURST.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. AILS will be made up for SINGAPORE, PENANG, and

5

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship FORMOSA, Captain CHRISTIAN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday, the 27th September, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 24th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may

MAUS wil be anaste facket PEKIN, and closed pepper pre incorrectness in such declaration.

on Thursday, the 29th instant, at 12 o'clock, Noon.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

26th September, 1853.

Post-Master.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 23d September, 1853.

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No. 2.

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority,

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant--Notice is hereby given, that the ONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

NOTICE.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

NHE next SITTING OF THE SUPREME COURT

THE NEXT SI TUINARY JURISDICTION will be held ou Friday, the 7th day of October, 1853, at 12 o'clock Noon. By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

next GENERAL MAILS by the Steamer SIN-

THGAPORE will be closed at 6 P.M., on Monday, the 10th October; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Forenoon between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Victoria,

30th September, 1853.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

THEMA

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain EVANS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday, the 11th October, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE. apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or per with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 28th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve, at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

29th September, 1853.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the Month ending 31st August, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,.

.$63,640*

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND,

Manager.

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st September, 1853.

I inspected this day the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and hereby certify that

I found the necessary Amount of Specie as required by the Charter.

28th September, 1853.

(Signed,)

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

Title.

Preamble.

î

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 1 of 1853.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF THE GAOL OF Hongkong.

[20th September, 1853.]

WHEREAS it is desirable that certain Rules prescribed for the Government of the Gaol of Hongkong receive the sanction of a Legislative Enactment, that certain Penalties be provided for the breach of such Rules, and that provision be made for their future modification and improvement: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That—

Gaol Rules now

I. The Rules now in use for the Regulation of the Gaol at Hongkong shall con- in use to continue. tinue in force until modified as hereinafter provided, and a Copy of the said Rules Copy of Rules to shall be continually displayed within the said Gaol in some conspicuous Place where be hung up in Gaol. they may be with facility seen and read by the Inmates of the said Gaol, and a Copy

shall also be appended to the Justices' Visiting Book in the said Gaol.

Any three Jus-

II. Any three Justices of the Peace for the said Colony having met together for tices of the Peace the purpose of considering any proposed modification of the said Rules, having also may amend Rules. previously given notice of their intention to the Sheriff and to the other Justices of the Peace then in the Colony, may alter or add to such Rules, sending forthwith to His Excellency The Governor a Copy of such alterations, or additions; and such alterations or additions shall be of equal force with the former Rules until His Ex- cellency The Governor in his Legislative Council shall signify his disapprobation of them, whereupon the said alterations and additions shall be of no force or effect: Provided that it shall not be in the power of the said Justices to impose any greater Penalties for any breach of any Prison Rule than are hereby provided.

Power of Sheriff

III. It shall be lawful for the Sheriff to punish by Imprisonment in a solitary or to punish refract- refractory Cell for not exceeding Three Days, on Bread and Water, or Rice and ory Prisoners.

Water, (or if the Prisoner be under conviction of Felony, to punish by moderate corporal Punishment not exceeding Twelve Strokes), any Prisoner whom he may find after due investigation to have been guilty of any of the following Offences, or of any breach of Prison Regulation or Discipline :-

Assault and Battery.

Profane cursing, or swearing, or using indecent language.

Indecent, irreverent, or disorderly behaviour.

Idleness or negligence in work, or wilful damage or mismanagement of it.

Wilful damage to any Cell, Ward, or Room, or to any Gaol Furniture or Pro-

perty whatever.

Powers of Sheriff IV. If a Prisoner be guilty of any of the above Offences, or of a breach of Gaol and Justices of the Regulations or Discipline for the due punishment of which the Sheriff may deem the Peace where those Powers vested in him insufficient, it shall be lawful for the Sheriff in conjunction of heriff are in-

with sufficient.

any Justice of the Peace for the said Colony, after due inquiry, to punish such Prisoner by close or solitary Confinement, on Bread and Water, or Rice and Water, for not exceeding Fourteen Days; or if the Prisoner be under conviction for Felony or have within Three Months next previous been guilty of a similar Offence, by per- sonal correction not exceeding Thirty-six Strokes.

Assisting Pri- soners to escape.

V. Any Person who shall convey, or cause to be conveyed into any Prison, or in any manner to or within the reach of any Prisoner whether within the Gaol Walls or without, any disguise, Instruments, or Arms to facilitate the escape of any Pri- soner, shall, on conviction before the Petty Session, be subject to Imprisonment with Hard Labour for a period not exceeding Six Months. Provided nothing herein contained shall be deemed or taken to prevent such Person from being proceeded against by Indictment-if thought necessary.

Supplying Pri- VI. If any Person shall introduce into any Prison, or wilfully convey in any soners with prohi- manner to or within the reach of any Prisoner whether within or without the Gaol bited Articles.

Walls, any intoxicating Drink, Tobacco, Opium, Letters, or other thing whatsoever, without the consent of the Gaoler, he shall pay a penalty of not exceeding Five Pounds Sterling to be recovered in a summary manner before any Justice of the Peace under the Provisions of Ordinance No. 10 of 1844.

Prisoners not

VII. If any Prisoner have been Released from Confinement under any Conditional complying with the Pardon granted by His Excellency The Governor, and have failed to fulfil such Con- terms of a Condi- ditions, it shall be lawful for any Gaoler or Constable to apprehend the said Prisoner, tional Pardon may and to convey him together with the original Warrant of Commitment before any

be recommitted.

Justice of the Peace, and such Justice, on being satisfied that the Conditions of Re- lease have not been complied with, may in his discretion record a minute of the same

S

on the Warrant; after which the Warrant shall have the same force and effect as if such Pardon or Remission had not been granted; but the Justice shall in every such case report his proceedings to His Excellency The Governor.

VIII. When any Magistrate or Court shall sentence a Prisoner to Hard Labour, What descrip- this shall be understood to mean Hard Labour (in Chains if necessary) within or tion of Labour to without the Prison Walls, in such mode as the Gaoler under the sanction of the follow certain Sen- Sheriff may appoint; and if a Prisoner be sentenced to Hard Labour within the Prison, of Justice.

tences of the Courts this shall be understood to mean similar Labour imposed in a similar manner within the Prison Walls; and if a Prisoner be sentenced to Imprisonment, this shall be understood to mean Imprisonment with Labour of such light description within the Prison Walls as may be appointed by the Gaoler under the sanction of the Sheriff; and Persons charged with any Crime or Offence, confined for want of Sureties, shall be under the same Regulations as to Labour as those sentenced to simple Imprison- ment, and if Prisoners for Debt, or on Civil Process, or under Committal for Trial, shall request to be employed in Labour, the Gaoler may, with their consent, employ them in such work as may seem to him suitable.

IX. No Action or Proceeding at Law shall be brought against any Sheriff, Gaoler, Indemnity Clause. or other Officer of the said Gaol for any Act heretofore done by them, or any of them

in enforcing discipline therein.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 20th Day of September, 1853.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

S. G. BONHAM.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 3.

THE

DIEU

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE iATIONS having ceased on the

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant, Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

NOTICE.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

THE SUPREME COURT will hold an EXTRA CRIMINAL

THE

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the Steamer SIN- GAPORE will be closed at 6 P. M., on Monday, the 10th October; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Forenoon between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Victoria,

30th September, 1853.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor is pleased to direct the republication of the Proclamation by Her Most Gracious Majesty THE QUEEN, re-

SESSIONS, this day, at 12 o'clock Noon, for the Trial gulating the Currency of the Coins of the United

of THE QUEEN v. PENNINGTON and another.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

THE ORDINARY CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME

THCOURT will be held on Saturday, the 15th instant.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain EVANS, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday,

the 11th October, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 28th September, 1853.

Kingdom in this Colony, and to make known that, in accordance with the Notification of 27th April last, the said Proclamation will take effect from this date inclusive.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st October, 1853.

PROCLAMATION,

BY THE QUEEN.

Whereas it has been represented to Us that in Our Colonies in Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Mauritius, and Hongkong, the Silver Coins of tender for payments, and it is expedient that the Our United Kingdom pass current as an unlimited

regulations which govern the circulation of the Coins of Our United Kingdom as by law establish- therefore, We, by the advice of Our Privy Council, ed should be enforced in Our said Colonies; Now,

have thought fit to declare and ordain, and by the advice aforesaid We do hereby declare and ordain, that, within and throughout Our Colonies in Aus- tralia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Mauritius, and Hong- kong, the Coins of Our United Kingdom shall pass of Parliament which regulate the currency of the current in the manner directed in the several Acts

same, and that the Silver Coins of Our United Kingdom shall not be a legal tender in payment of sums exceeding Forty Shillings.

By Her Majesty's Command,

WM. JERVOIS. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Diplomatic Department. His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to direct that the annexed Comparative Statements of British Import and Export Trade at the Ports of Canton, Amoy, and Shanghae, during the Years 1851 and 1852, as compiled from the Consular Returns, be published for general information.

Superintendency & Trade, Hongkong, 5th October, 1853.

- By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT of the BRITISH IMPORT TRADE at the Three undermentioned PORTS IN CHINA, during the YEARS 1851 and 1852.

1852.

INCREASE IN 1852.

DECREASE IN 1852.

1851.

NAME OF PORT.

No. of

Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in

Dollars.

No. of

Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in

Dollars.

No. of

Vessels.

Value in No. of

Tonnage.

Tonnage.

Dollars.

Vessels.

Value in

Dollars.

120,239

CANTON,

234

104,334

75

ΑΜΟΥ,

SHANGHAE,

71

19,902

25,098

10,094,261

1,598,513

4,299,192

230

124,385

9,974,022

20,051

87

105

33,166

36,761

1,800,069

12

13,264

201,556

...

4,652,310

34

11,663

353,118

TOTAL,

380

149,334

15,991,966

422 194,312

16,426,401

46

44,978

554,674

120,239

...

1851,

1852,

Net Increase in 1852,

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 9th August, 1853.

ABSTRACT.

No. of Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in Dollars.

380

149,334

15,991,966

422

194,312

42

44,978

16,426,401

434,435 or at 4s. 9d.-£103,178.6.3.

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COMPARATIVE STATEMENT of the BRITISH EXPORT TRADE at the Three undermentioned PORTS IN CHINA, during the YEARS 1851 and 1852.

1851.

1852.

INCREASE IN 1852.

DECREASE IN 1852.

NAME OF PORT.

No. of

Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in

Dollars.

No. of

Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in

Dollars.

No of

Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in

Dollars.

No of

Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in

Dollars.

CANTON,

ΑΜΟΥ,

233

103,534

13,210,312

223 121,651

6,596,272

18,117

10

6,614,040

48

SHANGHAE,

94

12,510

36,625

261,040

10,402,760

87

32,818

102

34,383

250,050

9,018,294

TOTAL,

10,990

2,242

1,384,466

375

152,669

23,874,112

412

188,852

15,864,616

47

38,425

10

2,242

8,009,496

...

39

20,308

8

:

1851,

1852,

...

Net Increase in 1852,

Net Decrease in 1852,

...

...

...

...

...

ABSTRACT.

No. of Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in Dollars.

375

152,669

412

188,852

23,874,112

15,864,616

37

36,183

8,009,496 or at 4s. 9d.—£1,902,255.6.0.

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 9th August, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

W. H. MEDHURST.

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No. 4.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

force for the the THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant,-Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

NOTICE.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

HE ORDINARY CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME

on Saturday,

15tle instant.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re J. WASHBURN, deceased.

PEDRO D'SOUZA, deceased. DEER MAHOMED, deceased. CHINEAH, deceased.

MUNNOO, deceased.

OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above Parties that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Saturday, the 22d day of October, 1853; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court. By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

By order of Lieut. WILLIAM Pedder, R.N., Harbour

Master of Hongkong.

THE

THE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, at his Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, on Tuesday, the 18th October, 1853, at 11 o'clock a. M.

The Estate of the late SAIK MUSDEEN, consisting of 1 GENEVA WATCH, 2 SILVER CHAINS, 2 SILVER BOAT- SWAINS' CALLS, 1 Small WRITING DESK, 2 Whole-pieces Red SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, SILK and other WEARING AP- PAREL, 1 CAMPHOR-WOOD TRUNK, and sundry other Articles. TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery, in Mexican Dollars.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

Hongkong, 14th October, 1853.

THE A

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS, by the Steamer POT- TINGER, will be closed at o'clock P. M., on Wednesday, the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLE- MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th October, 1853.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain J. R. STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Thursday, the 27th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 13th October, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of the departure of Mr. MOR- GAN to Europe, on Medical Certificate, His Excel- lency The Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. R. RIENAECKER to perform the duties of Marriage Registrar for the Colony of Hongkong.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th October, 1853.

No. 4.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE

force for the the THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant,-Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

NOTICE.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

HE ORDINARY CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME

on Saturday,

15tle instant.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re J. WASHBURN, deceased.

PEDRO D'SOUZA, deceased. DEER MAHOMED, deceased. CHINEAH, deceased.

MUNNOO, deceased.

OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above Parties that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Saturday, the 22d day of October, 1853; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court. By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

By order of Lieut. WILLIAM Pedder, R.N., Harbour

Master of Hongkong.

THE

THE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, at his Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, on Tuesday, the 18th October, 1853, at 11 o'clock a. M.

The Estate of the late SAIK MUSDEEN, consisting of 1 GENEVA WATCH, 2 SILVER CHAINS, 2 SILVER BOAT- SWAINS' CALLS, 1 Small WRITING DESK, 2 Whole-pieces Red SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, SILK and other WEARING AP- PAREL, 1 CAMPHOR-WOOD TRUNK, and sundry other Articles. TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery, in Mexican Dollars.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

Hongkong, 14th October, 1853.

THE A

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS, by the Steamer POT- TINGER, will be closed at o'clock P. M., on Wednesday, the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLE- MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th October, 1853.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain J. R. STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Thursday, the 27th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 13th October, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of the departure of Mr. MOR- GAN to Europe, on Medical Certificate, His Excel- lency The Governor in Council has been pleased to appoint Mr. R. RIENAECKER to perform the duties of Marriage Registrar for the Colony of Hongkong.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th October, 1853.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve, at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

12th October, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th September, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,...

.$50,145*

* Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

P. CAMPBELL,

Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st October, 1853.

I this day inspected the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and certify that the Amount shewn was in accordance with the terms of the Charter.

6th October, 1853.

(Signed,)

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor in Council is pleased to direct, that the following Draft of a proposed Ordinance, Read at a Meeting of the Legislative Council for the first time on this day, be published for general information.

By Order,

Council Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

13th October, 1853.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, Clerk of Councils.

Title

Preamble.

Ordinance to take

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. of 1853.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE DUTIES OF CHINESE TEPOS APPOINTED UNDER ORDINANCE No. 13 of 1844; TO DETERMINE THEIR EMOLUMENTS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMICABLE SETTLEMENT OF CIVIL SUITS AMONG THE CHINESE POPULATION OF HONGKONG.

地货 [

, 1853.] WHEREAS disputes occasionally arise among the Chinese Population of this Colony which might be more conveniently and amicably settled by the Tepo, aided by the respectable Chinese Inhabitants, than before an English Tribunal; and whereas with a view to make the Tepos of the several Districts of the Colony more efficient, and to extend their usefulness, it is desirable that the voluntary Fees now paid by Chi- nese Householders for the support of the said Tepos be made rateable and compul- sory-Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

I. Whenever the majority of Rate-payers in any District for which a Tepo has effect by proclama- been appointed under the said Ordinance No. 13 of 1844, shall, by petition to the tion of the Gover: Governor, declare their wish to adopt the provisions of this Ordinance, the Governor majority of Rate may by proclamation declare that this Ordinance shall be in force in the said District;

and before such proclamation this Ordinance shall not apply to any such District.

nor, on petition of

payers.

Rate-payers to elect Assessors.

II. After Proclamation so made, the Rate-payers of the said District shall elect from among themselves not less than Ten nor more than Twenty-four Persons, whose Names they shall submit to the Governor for his approval, and after approval such Persons shall, for One Year from the date of such approval, and afterwards until their Successors be chosen, become Assessors of the District: And should a less number than Twenty-four be chosen and approved, the Governor may nominate fit Persons to fill the vacancies. The Governor may also from time to time direct that any vacancy among the said Assessors occurring during their current year of Office be filled in like manner by election and approval, and in default of election within a time to be fixed by him, by nomination as above provided.

14

Assessors

III. The Assessors so approved and nominated shall by a majority of Votes choose One of their number to be Tepo for the ensuing year, and such Person after ap- choose Tepo. proval by the Governor shall be Tepo of the District for One Year from the date of such approval, and afterwards until his Successor be chosen. Provided that nothing herein contained shall be held to circumscribe the Power of appointing such Tepo, possessed by the Governor under Sec. II. of the said Ordinance No. 13 of 1844.

to

Qualification of

IV. The election of Assessors and Tepo shall take place annually, at such time Mode of election. and in such manner as the Governor may determine, and the qualification for an Elector or Assessor shall be the previous occupation during One Year immediately Electors and As- preceding the election of a Tenement rated to the Police Tax, and the payment of sessors. all Arrears of the said Tax: And all disputes as to qualification or the mode of election shall be determined by the Chief Magistrate.

Expense how to

V. The majority of Assessors may from time to time, not being oftener than once Assessors to fix in the year, by petition to the Governor declare what Salary they consider it neces- Salary of Tepo. sary that the Tepo should receive, and the Governor may thereupon authorize the said Assessors to levy on the Annual Value (as assessed to the Police Tax), of all Premises in the occupation of Chinese Tenants, a Rate per Cent sufficient to defray be defrayed. the amount of such Salary: And from the Money so raised the Assessors shall pay the Salary to the said Tepo, reserving the remainder, if any, for such other purposes of Public utility as the Governor may sanction. And the Chief Magistrate may enforce the payment of the said Rate by distress and sale of the Goods and Chattels found on the Premises of the defaulter, in the manner provided by Ordinance No. 2 of 1845, for the enforcement of the payment of Police Rates.

Application surplus Funds.

of

Chinese causes, with con dant, may he referred for

sent of Plaintiff and Defen-

decision to Tepo of the Dis-

sent to the reference.

VI. If any Person have a complaint against a Chinese he may apply for redress to the Tepo of the District, who shall use his best endeavour to obtain an amicable Settlement thereof. Failing such Settlement he shall ask the Plaintiff and Defen- trict. dant in the case, whether they are willing that he should determine the dispute Parties to declare befor assisted by Assessors; and should the Parties consent to such determination, they shall a Magistrate their full con- thereupon sign before some Justice of the Peace a declaration to that effect. The Tepo shall then summon the Assessors to his assistance; and shall proceed to hear with the assistance of Five and determine the Case, not less than Five Assessors being present during the Pro-Assessors ceedings; and the decision of the majority of the Assessors present shall be bind- standing, refer the Partie ing upon the Parties: but the Assessors instead of coming to a decision may, if they bunal. think it proper, refer the matter for the decision of the proper English Tribunal.

Tepo may then decide,

Assessors may, notwith-

to the proper English Tri-

VII. The decision so given by the Tepo and Assessors shall be reported in writing Decision of the by the Tepo to the Chief Magistrate, who, upon being duly called upon so to do, Tepo and Assessors shall enforce the judgment by distress and sale of the Goods and Chattels of the how enforced. defaulter, and failing these by Imprisonment not exceeding Six Months. Provided that if the judgment appear to him on the face of it to be manifestly erroneous or unjust, he may refuse to enforce it, and may remit the Case to be re-heard by the Tepo and Assessors, or to be re-heard by the proper English Tribunal.

Ordinance to ap-

VIII. Nothing herein contained shall be held to give to such Tepo or Assessors ply to Civil causes jurisdiction over any Criminal cause, or to prevent any Person from bringing his only. complaint in the first instance before any English Court having jurisdiction therein.

Read the first Time, this 13th Day of October, 1853.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor is pleased to direct that the following Despatch from His Grace The Secretary of State for the Colonies with its Enclosure, an Order of Her Most Gracious Majesty in Council, be published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th October, 1853.

W. CAINE,

Colonial Secretary.

Circular.

DOWNING STREET, 19th July, 1853.

SIR,-I transmit to you, herewith, an Order made by Her Majesty in Council on the 13th ultimo, establishing certain Rules and Regulations in Appeals to the Queen in Council from the Colonies, and from the Territories of the East India Company, with a view to greater economy, despatch, and efficiency in the Appellate Jurisdiction of Her Majesty.

You will take the necessary steps for giving the most extensive publicity to these Rules and Re- gulations, which have been recommended by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council for the purpose of effecting a material improvement in the administration of Justice, and a considerable re- duction in the cost of prosecuting Appeals to the highest Tribunal in the Country.

I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient humble servant,

Governor Sir G. BONHAM,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.,

NEWCASTLE.

Hongkong.

15

AT THE COURT AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE,

the 13th day of June, 1853.

PRESENT,

THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT.

Appellant, when

successful, may re-

LORD PRESIDENT.

LORD STEWARD.

DUKE OF NEWCASTLE.

DUKE OF WELLINGTON.

LORD CHAMBERLAIN.

EARL OF ABERDEEN.

EARL OF CLARENDON.

VISCOUNT PALMERSTON.

MR. HERBERT.

SIR JAMES GRAHAM, Bart.

WHEREAS there was this day read at the Board a report from the Right Honour- able the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, dated the 30th May last past, humbly setting forth that the Lords of the Judicial Committee have taken into consideration the practice of the Committee with a view to greater economy, despatch, and efficiency in the appellate jurisdiction of Her Majesty in Council, and that their Lordships have agreed humbly to report to Her Majesty that it is expedient that certain changes should be made in the existing practice in Appeals, and recom- mending that certain Rules and Regulations therein set forth should henceforth be observed, obeyed, and carried into execution, provided Her Majesty is pleased to approve the same:

HER MAJESTY, having taken the said Report into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to approve thereof, and of the Rules and Regulations set forth therein, in the words following, videlicet ;-

I. That, any former usage or practice of Her Majesty's Privy Council notwith- standing, an Appellant who shall succeed in obtaining a reversal or material alteration cover costs of ap- of any judgment, decree, or order appealed from, shall be entitled to recover the cost of the Appeal from the Respondent, except in cases in which the Lords of the Judicial Committee may think fit otherwise to direct.

peal.

Transcripts to be sent to Registrar of Privy Council.

Transcripts may

II. That the Registrar or other proper officer having the custody of records in any Court of special jurisdiction from which an Appeal is brought to Her Majesty in Council be directed to send by post, with all possible despatch, one certified copy of the transcript record in each cause to the Registrar of Her Majesty's Privy Council, Whitehall; and that all such transcripts be registered in the Privy Council Office, with the date of their arrival, the names of the parties, and the date of the sentence appealed from; and that such transcript be accompanied by a correct and complete index of all the papers, documents, and exhibits in the cause; and that the Registrar of the Court appealed from, or other proper officer of such Court, be directed to omit from such transcript all merely formal documents, provided such omission be stated and certified in the said index of papers; and that especial care be taken not to allow any document to be set forth more than once in such transcript; and that no other certified copies of the reccord be transmitted to agents in England by or on behalf of the parties in the suit; and that the fees and expenses incurred and paid for the pre- paration of such transcript be stated and certified upon it by the Registrar or other officer preparing the same.

III. That when the record of proceedings or evidence in the caused appealed has be printed abroad. been printed or partly printed abroad, the Registrar or other proper officer of the Court from which the Appeal is brought shall be bound to send home the same in a printed form, either wholly or so far as the same may have been printed, and that he do certify the same to be correct, on two copies, by signing his name on every printed sheet, and by affixing the seal, if any, of the Court appealed from to these copies, with the sanction of the Court.

Written

Printer.

tran-

And that in all cases in which the parties in Appeals shall think fit to have the proceedings printed abroad, they shall be at liberty to do so, provided they cause fifty copies of the same to be printed in folio, and transmitted, at their expense, to the Registrar of the Privy Council, two of which printed copies shall be certified as above by the officers of the Court appealed from; and in this case no further expense for copying or printing the record will be incurred or allowed in England.

Council IV. That on the arrival of a written transcript of appeal at the Pr scripts to be print- Office, Whitehall, the Appellant or the agent of the Appellant prosecuting the same ed by Her Majesty's shall be at liberty to call on the Registrar of the Privy Council to cause it, or such part thereof as may be necessary for the hearing of the case, and likewise all such parts thereof as the Respondent or his agent may require, to be printed by Her Ma- jesty's Printer, or by any other printer on the same terms, the Appellant or his agent engaging to pay the cost of preparing a copy for the printer at a rate not exceeding one shilling per brief sheet, and likewise the cost of printing such record or appendix, and that one hundred copies of the same be struck off, whereof thirty copies are to be delivered to the agents on each side, and forty kept for the use of the Judicial Com- mittee; and that no other fees for solicitors' copies of the transcript, or for drawing the joint appendix, be henceforth allowed, the solicitors on both sides being allowed to have access to the original papers at the Council Office, and to extract or caused to be extracted and copied such parts thereof as are necessary for the preparation of the petition of appeal, at the stationer's charge not exceeding one shilling per brief sheet.

No. 5.

THE

ET MON

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,

&

in force furine consed on the Contract hitherto in force for the publication of 21st instant. —Notice is hereby given, that the IIONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab ished. will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- amations. Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government

By Order.

Autoria. Hongkong,

24th September, 1858.

W. CAINE, Colonia! Secretary.

Pure J. WASHBURN, direased.

PEDRO D'SOUZA, deceased.

DEER MAHOMED, deceased. CHINEAH, deceased,

MUNNOO, dracused.

OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all ther Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above Parties that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Saturday, the 22d day of October, 1888: or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court. By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM WASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ. MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON :

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAK & PRIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- NYS Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain J. R. Shizo, with /bee Majesty's Moils, Passengers, Specie, and ring, will leave this for the above Places, on Thursday,

27th pastored, at 2 P. M.

ARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com-

any's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Parkages for the Overland Route is required by the Emptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- wr to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels: and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may cappen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & 9. S. N. Company's Office.

Hongkong, 18th October, 1830

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE next GENERAL MAILS, by the Steamer POP-

TANGER,

Wednesday, the 26th instant ; and the customary SUPPLE- MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 19 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND

Post-Master

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

13th October, 1853.

PUBLIC NOTICE.

OTICE is hereby given, that a SPECIAL SESSION OF

the Chief Magistrate's

Office, Victoria, on Tuesday, the Twenty-second. Dey of November nexet, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the Sale of SPIRITUOUS AND FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the Year com mencing on the First of December next,

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this Office, Ten Days before the Session, in the form prescribed by Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, the 17th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Parties having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to make the same known, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate are requested to make pay

II. E. MORRISON. Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

ment.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

". JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1858.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of the decease of Dr. MORRISON, Dr. WILLIAM AURELIUS HARLAND, M.D., of the University of Edinburgh, and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of London, has been appointed to perform the duties of Colonial Sur- geon, until further notice.

By Order,

W. CAINE Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria.

Hongkong. 17th October, 1833.

Diplomatic Department.

With reference to certain letters that have been addressed to Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China by Mercantile Firms at Canton and Shanghae, relative to the insecurity of foreign property at those ports, and to indemnification for losses arising out of the disturbed state of fairs in China, His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., is pleased to give publicity the annexed extract of a despatch from the Right Honourable Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, as containing the general views of Her Majesty's Government upon the subject.

By Order.

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong

18th October, 1953.

Extract of Despatch No. 52, dated August 8th, 1853, from the Right Honourable the EARL OF

CLARENDON, K.G., to the address of His Excellency SIR GEORGE BONHAM, Bart., K.C.E.

I have received your despatch, No. 24, of the 28th of April, enclosing copies of a correspondence with Messrs. Smith, King & Co. of Shanghae, on the subject of their request to be informed whether in the event of the pillage of the Foreign Factories at that place by the rebels, Her Majesty's Government wam undertake to recover the value of property so destroyed; and I have to state to you in reply that Hey Dlajesty's Government cannot give any prospective pledge of the kind. So much depends in run to all claims for compensation for losses on the circumstances under which those losses were red, that until Her Majesty's Government are informed of the actual circumstances connected any particular case of loss, it is impossible for them to decide what course they will pursue in

to it.

it is quite clear however that it would be incumbent on any British merchant, who might claim pensation for Losses sustained under the circumstances supposed by Messrs. Smith & Co., to ore the value of the goods which he may have lost, and also that he has taken all proper precaution serve his property or to secure himself by Insurance or otherwise from the consequences of its

costruction

True Extract,

W. H. MEDHURST.

Diplomatic Department.

Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to direct but the annexed RETURNS of the British TRADE at the PORT OF CANTON during the Year 1852. be published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., sc.

Superintendency of Trade. Victoria, Hongkong,

12th October. 1853.

- KETURN of the Number and Tonnage of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived et and Deported from, the PORT OF CANTON, during the Year ending 31st December, 1852, dis-

guishing the Countries to which they belong.

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED

SPEA MEAT Coborks.

TONNAGE

Sm

230

124,385

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

No. of SHIPS.

TONNAGE

British,

223

121,653

Aneriean.

تالا

60,010 | American.

$3

59,684

16

6,026

Dutch

16

6.251

2,101 French

1.150

3,589

Spanish,

12

3,079

Hamburgi.

15

4,095

Hamburgh,

15

4,098

Jame

9

2,243 Danish,

2.042

1,153

Swedish

1,153

295 Bremen.

245

Begin

Nowego

Peruvian

Chilver

Renade

Prussian

493 Belgian.

406 Norwegian.

Peruvian.

2,879

134 Chilian,

243 Ecuador,

230 Prussian, 800 Siamese,

498

536

3,152

134

243

230

200

298

210,082

384

D. B. ROBERTSON,

204.939

British Consulate. Canton, 31st December 1852.

H. M. Consul.

Diplomatic Department.

With reference to certain letters that have been addressed to Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China by Mercantile Firms at Canton and Shanghae, relative to the insecurity of foreign property at those ports, and to indemnification for losses arising out of the disturbed state of fairs in China, His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., is pleased to give publicity the annexed extract of a despatch from the Right Honourable Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, as containing the general views of Her Majesty's Government upon the subject.

By Order.

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong

18th October, 1953.

Extract of Despatch No. 52, dated August 8th, 1853, from the Right Honourable the EARL OF

CLARENDON, K.G., to the address of His Excellency SIR GEORGE BONHAM, Bart., K.C.E.

I have received your despatch, No. 24, of the 28th of April, enclosing copies of a correspondence with Messrs. Smith, King & Co. of Shanghae, on the subject of their request to be informed whether in the event of the pillage of the Foreign Factories at that place by the rebels, Her Majesty's Government wam undertake to recover the value of property so destroyed; and I have to state to you in reply that Hey Dlajesty's Government cannot give any prospective pledge of the kind. So much depends in run to all claims for compensation for losses on the circumstances under which those losses were red, that until Her Majesty's Government are informed of the actual circumstances connected any particular case of loss, it is impossible for them to decide what course they will pursue in

to it.

it is quite clear however that it would be incumbent on any British merchant, who might claim pensation for Losses sustained under the circumstances supposed by Messrs. Smith & Co., to ore the value of the goods which he may have lost, and also that he has taken all proper precaution serve his property or to secure himself by Insurance or otherwise from the consequences of its

costruction

True Extract,

W. H. MEDHURST.

Diplomatic Department.

Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to direct but the annexed RETURNS of the British TRADE at the PORT OF CANTON during the Year 1852. be published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., sc.

Superintendency of Trade. Victoria, Hongkong,

12th October. 1853.

- KETURN of the Number and Tonnage of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived et and Deported from, the PORT OF CANTON, during the Year ending 31st December, 1852, dis-

guishing the Countries to which they belong.

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED

SPEA MEAT Coborks.

TONNAGE

Sm

230

124,385

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

No. of SHIPS.

TONNAGE

British,

223

121,653

Aneriean.

تالا

60,010 | American.

$3

59,684

16

6,026

Dutch

16

6.251

2,101 French

1.150

3,589

Spanish,

12

3,079

Hamburgi.

15

4,095

Hamburgh,

15

4,098

Jame

9

2,243 Danish,

2.042

1,153

Swedish

1,153

295 Bremen.

245

Begin

Nowego

Peruvian

Chilver

Renade

Prussian

493 Belgian.

406 Norwegian.

Peruvian.

2,879

134 Chilian,

243 Ecuador,

230 Prussian, 800 Siamese,

498

536

3,152

134

243

230

200

298

210,082

384

D. B. ROBERTSON,

204.939

British Consulate. Canton, 31st December 1852.

H. M. Consul.

ATEMENT exlabiting the MOVFMENT & BRITISHT SHIPPING in the Trade with the PORT OF CANTON, during the Year 1862, distinguishing British and Country Ships; and shewing the Number and Tonnage of Vessels at Whampoa, on the 31st December, 1852.

DEPARTED.

19

ARRIVED.

PLACES AND PORTS

BRITISH

COUNTRY:

NOTAL

BRITISH

COUNTRY-

TOTALA

SUMMARY.

No

Ponnage. No. Tonnage. No

Londen,

Liverpool,

0.034

12

4.873

Pummage. No Tonnage

6.034 23

4.873

Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

13,573

23

13,573

Entered.

5,449

Great Britain.

992

5,449

992

Hamburgh,...

446

446

Briti-Ja

Country 64

166 Vessels 94,747 Tou 29,63%

ape of Good Hope,

208

208

728

129

857

Bombay,

68

47,418

11,935

85

59,353

11,068

8,278 25

Total

230 Vessels 124,385 Tons

19,346

Calcutta,

10,454

7,971

36

18,425

2,931

5,199

18

8,130

Cleared.

Madras,

1,398

2,414

3,812

420

788

3

1,208

Tutocorin,

5,874

1,825 14

7,699

Singapore,

1,935

2,017

3,952 18

10,506

3,172

13,678

British 170 Vessels 94,885 Tons Country 53

26,766

Penang,

978

998

1,976

736

Manila,

650

650

7

4,277

191

California,

1,463.

1,463

15

9,315

140

166

736

Total

4,468

9.455

223 Vessels 121,651 Tons

Honolulu,

460

460

Of which number entered in Ballast.

British 20 Vessels

Callao,

405

405

New South Wales,

582

582

1,298

812

Siam,

826

2,110

826

Country

9

10,481 Tons

1,832

Arracan,

378

2

578

Hongkong,

9,796

1,533

24

11,329

25

15,978

3,756 33

19,734

Total 29 Vessels 12,313 Tons

And cleared in Ballast.

Shanghac,

336

Amoy

788

145

Ningpo,

Macao,

Macassar,

Isle of Pines,

New York,

183

210 -

336 16

7,235

16

7,235

British 60 Vessels

933 14

6,128

3.475 22

9,603

183

Country 13

39,312 Tons

5,529

3

1,693

3

1,693

491

281

772

362

362

Total 73 Vessels 44,841 Tuns

At Whampoa on 31st December, 1852.

Trinidad,

Guam,

2

,141

141

449

449

British 11 Vessels

1

522

1

522

Country

Į

6,133 Tons

1,252

166

94,747 64

29,655 [230

124,335 170

94.885

53

26.766 1223

121,651

Total

15 Vessels

7,385 Tons

British Consulate, Canton. 31st December, 1852.

D B. ROBERTSON,

JL. M. Consal

19

20

NO. ¡II-A RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE IMPORTED into the PORT OF CANTON, in 230 British Vessels of 124,385 Tons, and 12 Steamers and Lorchas of 1,319 Tons burthen, from the Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year 1852.

MO. IN

ARIFF.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

QUANTITIES.

FROM WHAT

ESTIMATE COUNTRIES AND PLACES VALUE IN SPANISH

IMPORTED.

DOLLARS.

47

1. BRITISH MANUFACTURES AND STAPLE

ARTICLES.

1.--Manufactures of Wool.

Broad Cloth, Spanish Stripes, Habit Changs 15,955

and Medium Cloth,

$95,895

Long Ells

20.376

26,01%

Camlet

3,250

5,661

Bombazettes.

3,312

4.998

Blankets.

Pairs

750

2.25/

2.—Manufactures of Cotton.

Longcloth, White

Pieces 11,210

22,421

Grey and Twilled.

195,117

Chintzes and Prints.

4,297

London, Liverpool,

390,23-

12,92

Handkerchiefs

Dozen 15,500

Hull, Singa-

11,250

14

Cotton Yarn and Thread,

Piculs

6,665

pore, Bombay,<

233,949

Ginghams, Pulicates, Dyed Cotton,

Calcutta,

Velvets, Velveteens, Silk and Cotton

Pieces

5,360

Mixtures, and all kinds of Fancy

Madras, and Hongkong,

1,387

Goods.

3.-Miscellaneous Articles.

Flints.

Piculs

4,513

Glass and Glassware,..

Value $4,000

Iron in Bars, Rods, Hoop, &c.,

Piculs 100,577

Lead

11,290

Tu. Plates.

2,297

Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Value $10,000

3,536

4,00

361,001

70.562

16.070

10.000

11 PRODUCTS OF INDIA AND OTHER

COUNTRIES.

Betcinut,

Beche de Mer,

Piculs

13,747

35,724

462

16,282

Bird's Nests Edible.

Cloves,

Catties

200

5.060

Piculs

567

9,83-

Cotton, viz.-

Bombay,

Bengal,...

4.

Madras,

Miscellaneous,

Piculs 635,482

179,289

911,506

8,227,000

ور

30,408

66,327

Fishmaws,

Gum,

Elephant's Teeth,

Horns, Buffalo and Bullock,

Mother-o'-pearl shells,

Catties

964

947

Piculs

455 8,670

19,47-

British India,

17,340

43

Singapore,

212

98

Australia,

27-

Pepper,

Putchuck,

Kattans.

4,943

Arracan, and

50,80)

2,349

Hongkong,

24,665

6,880

19,740

Rice

Rose Mallows,...

22,995

34,498

Catties

500

236

Sharks' Fins,

Piculs

5,060

92,681

Skins and Furs, viz

Ox Hides, Fox Skins, Hare

No.

7,797

and Rabbit Skins,

Soap.

Piculs

65

15.499

450

Sea Horse Teeth,

Catties

67

2.4

Woods-Sandal,

Ebony,

III. MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES. Amber, Arsenic, Bark, Birds' Feathers, Broken Glass, Buttons, Coral, Chi- naware, Copperware, and Ironware, Dragon's Blood, Gypsum, Guano, Physic, Tobacco, Tortoise Shell, &c.

Piculs

3,341 782

18.728 7.038

دو

Great Britain, British India,

Value $100,000

Singapore,

100,000

Macassar, and Callao,

Total of Imports in British Ships, At the Exchange of 4/9 per Dollar,

$9,974,022

£2,368,830

REMARKS.--The preceding Returns exhibit the Quantities and Value of Merchandize entered at the Canton 1 Catty is Custom-house, during the year 1852. The Weights and Measures stated are those in use at Canton.

qual to 1 ms. Avoirdupois, and 100 Catties correspond with 133 Ibs. in England. 1 Chang is 4 English Yard- early. The value given has been computed upon the average prices of the year in the Canton Market. The Spanish Dollars have been reduced to Sterling at 4/9, the average Exchange of the year.

D. B. ROBERTSON,

British Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1852.

H. M. Consul.

21

No. IV. A RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE EXPORTED from the PORT OF CANTON, in 223 British Vessels of 121,651 Tens, and 26 Steamers and Lorchas of 3,690 Tons burthen, to the Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year 1852.

No. IN TARIFF.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

QUANTITIES.

TO WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES EXPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN SPANISH DOLLARS.

12

1010

I. RAW PRODUCE.

Aniseed (Star.)

Cassia Lignea,

Buds,

22

28

45

46

55

**** 44 235

13 China Root,

Galingal,

Hartall or Orpiment,

34 Marble Slabs,

Quicksilver,

Rhubarb,

Silk, Raw,

Refuse,

Sugar, Raw,

Tea,

Piculs

83

Great Britain, and Bombay

$1,079

"

8,822 London, Liverpool, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras,

99

New South Wales, Hamburgh, the Cape, New York, and California

72,681

25

3,069

388

970

99

322

Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras

44

902

390

7,410

36

Bombay, and Calcutta

3,258

168

London, Bonbay, the Cape, Singapore, and New

844

1,707

2,982

150,129

South Wales

London, Liverpool, and Bombay

Bombay, and California

Great Britain, India, Australia, the Cape, and New York

7,882

270,180

161,988

13,419

5,434,652

II. MANUFACTURED ARTICLES.

456

Bangles or Glass Armlets,

Boxes

829

Bombay, and Calcutta

12,435

Bamboo ware,

Piculs

31

London, Bonibay, and Calcutta

474

Brass Leaf,...

Boxes

322

Bombay

10,172

Bone and Horn ware,

Catties

961

14

Chinaware,.

Piculs

2,478

London, Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, and San Francisco London, Liverpool, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Singapore, the Cape, and New York

1,188

48,502

16{

Copper, Tin, and Pewter

142

ware,

J

London, Liverpool, New South Wales, Bombay, Calcutta, and the Cape

2,040

18

Crackers and Fireworks,

1,755

"

Bombay, Madras, Singapore, California, and New South Wales

11,984

20

Fans of all sorts,

Catties

21

Furniture and Wood ware,

Piculs

5,607 930

London, Liverpool, the Cape, Singapore, New York, and Port Philip

5,854

London, Liverpool, British India, New South Wales, California, and New York

18,600

24

Glass and Glassware,

80

25

Glass Beads,

Boxes

27

Grass Cloth,

Catties

1,385 1,775

Shanghae, and Calcutta

Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras

1,602

22,160

London, Liverpool, the Cape, and California

3,940

29

30

{

Ivory, Mother-o'-pearl,

488

and Tortoise shell ware,

London, Liverpool, Singapore, and California

""

854

Kittysols,

31

Lacquered ware,

Boxes Piculs

2,984 605

Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Singapore, and Port Philip

27,697

London, Liverpool, Hamburgh, Bombay, Cal-

cutta, Singapore, California, the Cape, New?

25,263

32

White Lead,

706

South Wales, and Shanghae

3,883

35

Mats and Matting,

7,960

London, Liverpool, the Cape, New South Wales, Hamburgh, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Singa- pore, New York, and California

76,900

38

Nankeens,

25

""

Singapore, and Sydney

1,820

2

Oil of Aniseed,

83

London, Madras, Singapore, New York, and

"

the Cape

10,363

12

of Cassia,

11

>

41

Paper of all sorts,

589

""

Singapore, the Cape, and New York London, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, New South Wales, and California

22,000

6,561

43

Preserves,

وو

3,254

44

Rattan work,....

46

Silk Thread and Ribands,

Catties

Manufactures,

99

...

434

8,333 27,306

London, Liverpool, British India, Singapore, New South Wales, and California London, Liverpool, British India, Singapore, New South Wales, the Cape, New York, and Cali- fornia

10,575

10,336

London, Bombay, California, and Straits London, Liverpool, Hamburgh, British India, California, New South Wales, and Straits

40,028

146,326

47

and Cotton Mixtures,

869

London, and California

1,911

50

Soy,...

Piculs

434

London, Liverpool, Calcutta, New York, and Hobart Town

4,230

53

Sugar Candy,

574

Bombay, Port Philip, and Swan River

3,616

56

Tobacco,...

435

British India, California, Port Philip, and

Straits

5,615

59

Trunks of Leather,

Nests

199

Bombay, Calcutta, and Singapore

5,253

61

Vermillion,

Piculs

121

London, Hamburgh, and New York

11,278

III. MISCELLANEOUS EX-

PORTS AND ARTICLES

NOT ENUMERATED

IN THE TARIFF.

Including Capoor, Cutch- ery, Drugs, Gold and Silver Thread, Glue, Incense Sticks, Indigo, China Ink, Lamps, Marble Slabs, Paintings on Glass, Pictures on Rice Paper, Tinfoil, Stone ware, Shoes, Vit- reous ware, &c.

65,000

Total of Exports in British Ships,

65,000

$6,596,272

At the Exchange of 4/9 per Dollar,

£1,566,614

22

REMARKS. The above Returns exibit the Quantities and Value of Merchandize which were entered and paid duties at the Custom-house, during the year 1852. The Weights and Measures stated are those in use at Canton. 1 Catty is equal to 13 lbs. Avoirdupois, and 100 Catties correspond with 1333 lbs. in England. 1 Chang is 4 English Yards nearly. The value given has in most instances, been computed upon the average prices of the year in the Canton Market, and where this has been found impracticable, an approximate estimate has been substituted. The reduction of the Spanish Dollars into Sterling has been made at the average Exchange of 4/9 per Dollar.

British Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1852.

No. V.

D. B. ROBERTSON, H. M. Consul.

ABSTRACT STATEMENT of TONNAGE DUES, and IMPORT and EXPORT DUTIES, paid by British VESSELS in the PORT OF CANTON, from 1st January to 31st December, 1852.

TONNAGE DUES.

IMPORT AND EXPORT DUTIES.

TOTAL DUES AND DUTIES.

No. OF VESSELS.

TONNAGE.

Taels. m. c. C.

Taels. m. c. C.

Taels. m. c. C.

223 Ships,.

121,651

32 Small Craft and Steamers,.

4,298

54,861 4 0 0 429800

868,997 8 27 10,080 126

923,859 2 2 7 10,509 926

Total,

125,949

At 72 per Cent...

At the Exchange of 4/9 per Dollar,.

55,291 200 879,0779 53 934,369153

$76,793

£18,238.6.9

$1,220,941

£289,973.9.9

British Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1852.

$1,297,734

£308,211.16.6

D. B. ROBERTSON, H. M. Consul.

No. VI.-A RETURN of the Quantities of MANUFACTURED ARTICLES and ARW PRODUCE imported in British Vessels, Shipped from CANTON to the undermentioned PORTS IN CHINA, during the Year 1952.

No. IN TARIFF.

NAMES OF PORTS.

TOTAL.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

Amoy.

Shanghae.

47

Manufactures of Wool.

Broad Cloth Spanish Stripes, &c. Changs Woollens not described,

...

...

Long Ells,

Camlets,

Manufactures of Cotton.

13

Long Cloth, White,

Do. Grey,...

...

Cambrics and Muslins,

Chintzes and Prints,

Coloured Cottons,

Cotton Yarn,

Velvets,

Velveteens,

Turkey Red Cloth,

8,368

8,368

5,986

5,986

>>

6,000

100,303

106,303

9,079

9,079

11

Pieces

7,974

19,630

"

2,020

62,330

27,604 64,350

300

""

2,150

300 2,150

>"

70

70

...

Piculs Pieces

2,654

2,654

344

344

384

384

J

200

200

""

Raw Produce & Miscellaneous Articles.

Beche de Mer,

Cloves,

Cochineal,

... Piculs

""

Cotton,

Gum,

...

Horns, Rhinoceros,

Lead,

Tin Plates,

Paper, ...

Putchuck,

Silk, Raw,

Sandalwood, ... Tea,

...

...

3335

77

77

36

36

5/1/2

5

>>

49,625

49,625

"

69

69

Catties Piculs

93

93

2,080

2,080

75

75

"

600

600

"

115

253

368

"

186

186

"

396

396

93

552

552

"

D. B. ROBERTSON,

British Consulate, Canton, 31st December, 1852.

H. M. Consul.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 5.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT.

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

EXTRA.

Published by Authority,

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1853.

Diplomatic Department.

Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, is pleased to direct the publication for general information of the subjoined Rules of Practice to be observed in Judicial Proceedings, had before the Chief Superintendent or Her Majesty's Consuls, and of the accompanying Scale of Fees, both which have been established in conformity with the Provisions of Article XXXVII of Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 13th day of June, 1853.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

Officiating Secretury to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c.. &

20th October, 1853.

RULES OF PRACTICE TO BE OBSERVED IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE HER MA- JESTY'S CONSULS IN CHINA, MADE IN CONFORMITY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE XXXVII. OF HER MAJESTY'S ORDER IN COUNCIL OF THE 13TH JUNE, 1853.

I. The Forms of Writs used shall be those in Schedule A annexed to these Rules.

II. The Fees taken shall be those in Schedule B, annexed to these Rules. III. The Consul shall exhibit in his Office, in a conspicuous place, the Schedule of Fees, and a Notice of the Hours during which business is transacted.

IV. As far as may be practicable, the Consul shall conform his decisions to the principles of English Law, as distinguished from its practice.

Forms.

Fees

Table of Fees and uti

of Hours of Business exhibited.

Decisions to contorta t English Laws.

Issue of Writs to

V. At each Consular Office, shall be kept a Book, in the Form No. 1, of the Schedule A annexed to these Rules, to be called the Writ Book, which shall contain be recorded. an Abstract of all Writs issued by the Consul; and the issue of the Summons (Form Nos. 2 and 2a) or Warrant, (Form No. 3) and entry of such Abstract, consequent upon the viva voce statement of the Plaintiff, may be the commencement of the cause; or should the Defendant appear otherwise than by Summons or Warrant, this appearance may be the commencement of the cause: but the Consul may in his dis- cretion refuse to issue a Summons or Warrant, until the Plaintiff has subscribed a written complaint (Form No. 4); and, in a Civil Suit, until the Plaintiff has lodged a Memorandum of Particulars, containing full details of his claim.

VI. Every Writ must, if practicable, be served Personally on the Party named in it; if this be impracticable, it may be left at his last usual Place of Abode, or of business, or be affixed to a conspicuous part of such Place.

Service of Writs

Mode of retura

VII. The Person entrusted with the service of a Summons or other Writ shall make a Return in writing (Form No. 2 at foot) of the mode in which he has served, or ing Writs. attempted to serve it, which Return shall prima facie, be proof of the facts it purports to contain.

VIII. If it appear to the Consul that moned (Form No. 5) and neglects to appear, or wilfully avoids service of the Writ, cess on Defendants

any Defendant or Witness has been duly sum- or, if, previous to the issue of a Summons, the Consul be satisfied that it is probable and Witnesses.

Compulsory Pro

Defendants in cer-

Bail

24

such Defendant or Witness will not attend without compulsion, he may issue a Warrant (Form No. 3) to bring such Defendant or Witness before him, or in the absence of the Defendant, after due service of Summons, may proceed to hear the case ex parte.

IX. If it shall be made apparent, on credible testimony, that any Defendant against tain cases to find whom a complaint has been lodged is about to withdraw himself from the reach of the Consul's Writ, the Consul may require such Person (Form No. 3) to become bound with or without Sureties (Form No. 6) for his appearance at such times and places as may be necessary for the due hearing of the cause, or to become bound in like manner for his submission to any Judgment that may be given in regard to the Plaint in question.

Person arrested

X. When any Person has been arrested to answer any Plaint, he shall be brought to be brought in before the Consul at once, or as soon as the Consular Office is open for the transac-

mediately before

tion of business; and if the attendance of the Plaintiff or Witnesses be not then The Consul

procurable, he shall be Remanded to a day certain (Form No. 7), or Bailed (Form No. 6) for their attendance; his appearance having been duly noted in the Minutes (Form No. 8) of the Cause.

Remand for Re- vamination.

Adjournment of Hearing.

Mode of conduct- ng the Heating.

ro-

XI. Commitment of a Defendant to Prison for re-examination in a Criminal Cause may be made for not exceeding Three Days without a written Warrant; Commitment in Execution (Form No. 9) or for a period exceeding Three Days (Form No. 7) must be by written Warrant to the Jailor.

XII. The Consul may Adjourn the hearing by verbal order from day to day, as may appear to him necessary.

XIII. When a cause is called on to be heard, the Plaint shall be read to the Defen- dant, who shall then be asked, whether he admits or denies its truth in the whole or in part, and on his denial, the parties shall make such explanation as may be neces- sary to facilitate the subsequent examination, and make clear the issues of the cause, The Plaintiff's Witnesses shall then be examined separately, and cross-examined by the Defendant, and re-examined by the Plaintiff, as to any new or doubtful matter that has been elicited by the cross-examination, but not otherwise, and the Plaintiff may make a final reply; but if the whole burthen of proof lie on the Defendant, the Defendant and his Witnesses shall be first examined, and the Defendant may finally reply.

'estimony

XIV. When there shall exist no facility for swearing a Witness or Defendant to ivable, in eer speak the truth (Form No. 10), or it is not the custom of his country to give Evi- ases, without dence upon Oath, the testimony of such Person shall be receivable without cath.

The Defendant in a Criminal Cause shall not be sworn.

tomments may be referred

-xommati 1.

onsul for the

XV. The Consul may refer the examination of Accounts to an Accountant to report thereon; and may employ the report as evidence in the cause.

XVI. The Consul for the time being may sign and issue any Writ, and do any act ne being to con- necessary to the progress or completion of a cause, or to the execution of a Judgment. notwithstanding that the cause was commenced, or heard wholly or in part, before a preceding Consul.

ane Causes

given

my rits of the

ists and Amends.

Mode of record- mg Pracodings.

Vomites

S

to be

XVII. The Consul shall give Judgment upon the substantial merits and facts of the cause before him--and for good cause, and after due notice to the parties, may amend his Judgment, or grant a new Trial.

XVIII. The Consul may award Costs to either Party. He may also award to an informer, as such, not exceeding one-half, and to any Person who has suffered injury arising out of the cause under adjudication, any portion of the pecuniary penalty in- posed on an offender.

XIX. At each Consular Office there shall be kept a Book in the Form No. 11 of Schedule A annexed to these Rules, to be called the Record Book, in which shall be entered an abstract of all the Proceedings in each cause brought before the Consul --and a Copy of such portion of the Record Book as refers to any particular pro- cceding duly signed and sealed by the Consul shall be with every case transmitted by him to the Chief Superintendent, or Supreme Court, and shall be considered as a part of the Proceedings before the Consul.

XX. The Consul shall take such Minutes (Form No. 8) of the Proceedings in each every Cause as may be necessary for the due adjudication and Record thereof, and shall sign such Minutes with his name; and these Minutes, together with the returned Writs and such other documents connected with the cause as it may be expedient to retain shall be collectively docketed and numbered to correspond with the entry of the cause in the Record Book, so as to form a sufficient record in case of Appeal or Certiorari.

Defendant in a

may be detained return made

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XXI. If a Defendant in a Criminal Cause be adjudged to pay a pecuniary penalty and Cause do not pay it at the time appointed, and fail to point out sufficient Goods whereon to distrain, he may be detained in Custody until a return is made to a Warrant of Warrant of Dis. Distress (Form No. 12), and if the return be insufficient he may then be committed to Prison (Form No. 9) for such term as the Consul, within the limits of his autho- rity, may adjudge.

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to be

XXII. No Person shall be twice imprisoned for the same pecuniary claim, but im- imprisoned prisonment shall not operate as an extinction of the claim; and Writs of Distress (Form No. 12) may issue successively, until every part of a Judgment has been she tisfied.

Claim.

XXIII. When a Recognizance (Form No. 6) has become forfeited by a breach of its Recognizance how conditions, and the Penal Sum has not been paid, the Consul may levy upon the estreated. Property of the Defaulter (Form No. 13) the whole or a part of that Sum, but, if he have no reason to believe that the Defaulter will abscond, he shall first Summon the recognisor (Form No. 14) to appear and shew cause against the levy.

Prison Regula

XXIV. Every Defendant imprisoned by a Consul shall, if there be sufficient accom- modation, be confined in a separate Cell or Room, and, if sentenced to Hard Labour, tions. shall be compelled to Labour either within or without his Cell, and either alone or in concert with other Prisoners, in such manner as the Consul may appoint by general orders to the Jailor; and a scale of the Daily Rations allowed to each Prisoner shall be settled by the Consul and exhibited in a conspicuous part of the Prison.

SCHEDULE A. Form No. 1.

WRIT BOOK OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S CONSUL AT

No.

Date.

When Issued.

By whom

Issued.

Nature of

Writ.

Names of Parties in the Cause.

Terms of Writ.

When Returnable.

How and when Executed.

Fees Taken.

REMARKS.

Form No. 2.

SUMMONS FOR DEFENDANT.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

Το

and

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

and his Assistants.

of of

the

1

day of

Whereas the Plaintiff in this cause this day complained to me Her Britannic Majesty's Consul for

"

185 at

>

that the Defendant on the

unlawfully did

Defendant (delivering to him a Copy hereof) to appear at this Consulate on the

o'clock in the

"

185 at the hour of

is Plaintiff. Defendant

185

day f

this is to require you forthwith to Summon the day of jesty's Consul, to answer to the said complaint, and to be further dealt with according to Law, and noon, before Her Britannic Ma- be you then there to certify what you shall have done in the premises.

(L. s.)

Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

I

185, at

o'clock in the

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul do hereby certify that on the

day of noon, I duly summoned the within named Defendant and served a true Copy of this Summons on him in the manner following, that is to say

If practicable, the Copy must be served personally; but if this be impracticable, it may be left his last usual place of abode or of business, or be affixed to a conspicuous part of such place.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

and

To

Form No. 2a.

SUMMONS FOR DEFENDANT.

of of

the

>

and his Assistants.

day of

is Plaintif Defendant

185

>

that the Defendant is justly indebted to him in the

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

Whereas the Plaintiff in this cause has this day complained to me Her Britannic Majesty's Consul for

Sum of

for

and unlawfully detains from him the said Sum this is therefore to require you to command the Defendant that justly and without delay he render the said Sum to the Plaintiff together with the Costs which amount to the further Sum of Dollars and

Cents; and if he do not so, then Summon the Defendant (delivering to him a Copy hereof) to appear at this Consulate on the hour of

day of o'clock in the

185 at the noon, before Her Britannic Majesty's Consul, to answer to the said complaint and to be further dealt with according to Law; and be you then there to certify what you shall have done in the premises: And give you notice also to the Defendant that in default

>

3

B

26

of us so appearing Judgment may be passed and execution issued against him for the said Sum and bull Costs.

Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

185, at

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul. do hereby certify that on the

day of o'clock in the noon, I duly summoned the within named Defendant and served a true Copy of this Summons on him in the manner following, that is to say

7

Should the claim not be compromised before the time of hearing, the Costs will be increased by the Deposit Fee which amounts to

Cents, and by any other

expenses incurred by further Proceedings.

Dollars and

If practicable, the Copy must be served on the Defendant personally; but if this be impracticable. it may be left at his last usual place of abode or of business, or be affixed to a conspicuous part of such Place.

Form No. 3.

WARRANT TO APPREHEND.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

and

of of

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

the

>

day of

is Plaintiff, Defendant

185

و

To

and his Assistants.

Whereas the Plaintiff in this cause on the

day of

185

>

>

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul for

complained that the

to me

Defendant

and whereas

this is therefore to command you in Her Majesty's Name forthwith to apprehend the said

and bring him before Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at

to the said complaint, and to be further dealt with according to Law.

Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

(L. 8.)

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

ΟΙ

and

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

The Plaintiff comes before me

and says as follows:-

to answer

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul.

Form No. 4.

PLAINT.

of of

is Plaintiff, Defendant

the

,

day of

185

>

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul

Taken before me at the time and place first above written.

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul

27

Form No. 5.

SUMMONS FOR WITNESS.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

and

of of

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

the

To

and his Assistants.

is Plaintiff. Defendant.

day of

185

Whereas the Plaintiff in this cause has complained that the Defendant

appear to me

>

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul for

and it has been made to that

>

therein, this is to require you to Summon the said Witness (delivering to him a Copy hereof) that he is a Witness in the cause and is likely to give material evidence appear at this Consulate before Her Britannic Majesty's Consul on day of

185 at concerning the matter of the complaint: and be you then there to certify what you shall have done in o'clock in the

the the premises.

noon, to testify what he shall know Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

y

1

185

at

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul. do hereby certify that on the o'clock in the served a true Copy of this Summons on him in the manner following, that is to say

noon, I duly summoned the within named Witness and

day of

If this Summons be disobeyed a Warrant may issue to bring the Witness before the Consul. If practicable, the Copy must be served on the Witness personally; but if this be impracticable, it may be left at his last usual place of abode or of business, or be affixed in a conspicuous part of such place.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

of

and

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

came personally before me

of

Form No. 6. RECOGNIZANCE.

of of

is Plaintiff, Defendant.

the

y

day of

185

5

>

of

"

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul for

and acknowledge themselves to owe to Our Lady The QUEEN

the said

the Sum of

Dollars, the said

the Sum of

Dollars, the said

the Sum of

Dollars, of lawful

current Money of

and Tenements, to the use of Our Lady The QUEEN, her Heirs and Successors in case default shall be made in the performance of any the Conditions of this Recognizance.

The Conditions are as follows:-

to be respectively levied on their several Goods and Chattels, Lands

Taken and acknowledged before me at the time and place first above written.

Her Britannic Majests's Consul.

28

Form No. 7.

WARRANT OF COMMITMENT FOR RE-EXAMINATION.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

and

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

Το

and his Assistants,

and to the Keeper of the British Gaol at

of of

the

day of

is Plaintiff,

Defendant,

› 185

Whereas in the above cause the Plaintiff has complained that the Defendant

and the hearing of the cause has been adjourned, and it is necessary that the Defendant be meanwhile to take the Defendant and kept in Custody, this is to command you

.

at

convey him to the said Gaol, and there deliver him to the said Keeper together with this Warrant ; and I hereby command you the said Keeper to receive the Defendant into your Custody in the said o'clock day of Gaol, and there safely keep him until the in the forenoon, at which time (or at any earlier time or times of which you shall have notice), you are required to have the Defendant at this Consulate before Her Britannic Majesty's Consul to answer further to the Plaint, and to be dealt with according to Law.

(L. S.)

Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul.

N.B.-This written Warrant only necessary where the Commitment for Re-examination, is for a period ending Three Days Rule.

Cause No.

Form No. 8.

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS.

AT HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S CONSULATE AT

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

is Plaintiff, and

of

is Defendant.

of

, aged

Form No. 9.

years, of

, aged

years,

WARRANT OF COMMITMENT IN EXECUTION.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

and

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

To

says,-

185

of of

is Plaintiff

Defendant.

the

>

day of

185

1

and his Assistants, and to the Keeper of the British Gaol at Whereas in this cause it was proved that the Defendant

Britannic Majesty's Consul that the Defendant should

and it was thereupon adjudged by Her

to take the Defendant and

This is therefore to command you the said convey him to the said Gaol, and there deliver him to the said Keeper together with this Warrant, and I hereby command you the said Keeper to receive the Defendant into your Custody, and there to execute the said judgment on him accordingly.

Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

Form No. 10. OATH OF WITNESS.

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul.

I swear that in giving testimony in this cause, I will say nothing that is untrue, and that I will say all that I know, withholding or concealing nothing. So help me God,

OATH OF DEFENDANT.

I will make true answer to all questions put to me. So help me God.

DECLARATION OF A WITNESS NOT SWORN.

I declare in the presence of Almighty God that in giving testimony in this cause I will say nothing

that is untrue, and that I will say all that I know, withholding or concealing nothing.

This

No. of Case as Recorded.

Names and additions of Parties to the Cause,

Offence or Plaint as suspected, alleged, or proved.

Whether Convicted or whether Plaint proved wholly or in part.

29

DECLARATION OF A DEFENDANT NOT SWORN.

I declare in the presence of Almighty God that I will make true answer to all question, put to me.

Form No. 11.

RECORD BOOK.

Sentence, Decision or Order.

Form No. 12.

WARRANT OF DISTRESS.

Names of Witnesses examined.

Name of Consul or of Consul

and Assessors before whom the proceedings were had.

In what Office or Place pro- ceedings had.

Under what

t circumstances De- fendant appeared before the Consul; if under writ of Sum- mons or Warrant, by whom writ issued.

Date of commencement of the

Cause.

Several Dates of Trial or In- vestigation.

Date of Sentence, Decision or Order.

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

and

To

of of

the

and his Assistants.

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

is Plaintiff, Defendant.

day of

185

Whereas in the above cause it was adjudged by Her Britannic Majesty's Consul that the Defendant should pay to

and the Sum of

the Sum of

levy by Sale of the Goods and Chattels of the Defendant, the Sum of together with the Fees in the Schedule to this Warrant annexed, and the charges of making the levy and sale; and you are hereby commanded to certify to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul what you shali have done herein.

is still due by the Defendant, this is to command you to

Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

Amount due, Fees,

Charges of Levy and Sale,

SCHEDULE.

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul.

day of

185

>

y

I certify to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul that,

Form No. 13.

WARRANT OF DISTRESS ON FORFEITURE OF A RECOGNIZANCE.

IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

and

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

is Plaintiff, Defendant.

185

of of

the

day of

>

To

and his Assistants.

Whereas in this cause on the

day of

185

*

of

came before Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at bound by Recognizance in the penal Sum of

and became

of the following conditions that is to say

for the fulfilment by

and whereas inasmuch as

ť.

Amount of Fines Recovered,

REMARKS.

30

the said conditions have been broken and the Recognizance has been forfeited, and whereas the penal Sum which has thus become due to Her Majesty has not been paid, this is to command you to levy by sale of the Goods and Chattels of the said

the Sum of

together with the Fees in the Schedule to this Warrant annexed, and the charges of making the levy and sale; and you are also hereby commanded to certify to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul what

you shall have done herein.

Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

This

Amount due,

Fees,

+ •

Charges of Levy and Sale,

SCHEDULE.

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul.

C.

day of

,

185 I certify to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul that,

Form No. 14.

and

SUMMONS TO SHEW CAUSE AGAINST THE ESTREAT OF A RECOGNIZANCE. IN THE CAUSE IN WHICH

At Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate at

is Plaintiff, Defendant.

day of

185

*

of of

the

Το

and his Assistants.

Whereas in this cause on the

day of

>

185

>

of

and became

came before Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at bound by Recognizance in the penal Sum of

for the fulfilment by

of certain conditions in the said Recognizance fully set forth, and whereas the said Recognizance has become forfeited by a breach of its conditions and the penal Sum has not been paid, this is to command you forthwith to Summon the said him a Copy hereof) to appear at this Consulate on the the hour of

o'clock in the

(delivering to 185 at

,

}

day of noon to shew cause why the said penal Sum should not be levied upon his property; and be you then there to certify what you shall have done in the premises.

Given under my Hand and Seal at the time and place first above written.

I

185

at

Her Britannic Majesty's Consul.

do hereby certify that on the

day of o'clock in the

noon, duly summoned the within named and served a copy of this Summons on him in the manner following, that is to say

:

If practicable, the Copy must be served personally but if this be impracticable, it may be left at his last usual place of abode or of business, or be affixed to a conspicuous part of such place.

SCHEDULE B.

Entering Plaint,

Summons for Defendant,

TABLE OF FEES IN CIVIL CAUSES.

...

***

400

Summons for Witness,...

Warrant of Distress,

Warrant of Arrest,

...

...

...

*

...

...

...

$ 1.00 1.00

""

*** 33

1.00

›› 1.00

... 33

2.00 2.00

Recognizance,

...

-

...

On entry of Plaint there shall also be taken a Deposit Fee of one per cent on the Sum claimed, one-half of which Fee shall be returned if the claim be compromised before the time of hearing.

Affixing Consul's Seal or Signature to unofficial Documents,

...

Administering any Oath allowed by Law in a case extra-judicial,

1.00

0.50

J

1.00

"J

0.50

Administering Judicial Oath,

Copies of any Document per folio of

words,

...

...

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Should a Plaintiff be manifestly too poor to pay the Fees, they may be remitted: but

may be

recovered from the Defendant as in other cases.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 6.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

IT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant,—Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

PUBLIC NOTICE.

OTICE is hereby given, that a SPECIAL SESSION OF MAGISTRATES will be held at the Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria, on Tuesday, the Twenty-second Day of November next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the Sale of SPIRITUOUS AND FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the Year com- mencing on the First of December next.

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this Office, Ten Days before the Session, in the form prescribed by

Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, the 17th October, 1853.

In re CHINEAH, deceased.

J. WASHBURN, deceased. MUNNOO, deceased

""

""

DEEN MAHOMED, deceased.

""

PEDRO D'SOUZA, deceased.

NOTICE. All Claims against the above Estates must

be proved before the Official Administrator, before the 29th day of April, 1854; otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All Persons indebt- ed to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

ALL Persons having Coins against the Estate of the

late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request- ed to make payment to her.

T. D. NEAVE, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

Friday, the 4th day of November, 1853, at 12 o'clock Noon. THEndex its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on SITTING OF THE SUPREME COURT

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA, 28th October, 1853. ENDERS will be received by the undersigned, on or POLICE CLOTHING;-Materials being supplied by Government,-

107 BLUE CLOTH JACKETS. 107

TROWSERS.

do.

107 GREAT COATS.

Particulars can be obtained on application at the CENTRAL POLICE STATION.

D. R. CALDWELL, Acting Superintendent of Police.

be closed at 6 o'clock P.M. on Thursday, the 10th HE next GENERAL MAILS per GANGES, will proximo; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

:

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th October, 1853.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain R. B. BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Friday, the 11th November, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND Value of PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves | happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 28th October, 1853.

No. 6.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

IT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant,—Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

PUBLIC NOTICE.

OTICE is hereby given, that a SPECIAL SESSION OF MAGISTRATES will be held at the Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria, on Tuesday, the Twenty-second Day of November next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the Sale of SPIRITUOUS AND FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the Year com- mencing on the First of December next.

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this Office, Ten Days before the Session, in the form prescribed by

Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, the 17th October, 1853.

In re CHINEAH, deceased.

J. WASHBURN, deceased. MUNNOO, deceased

""

""

DEEN MAHOMED, deceased.

""

PEDRO D'SOUZA, deceased.

NOTICE. All Claims against the above Estates must

be proved before the Official Administrator, before the 29th day of April, 1854; otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All Persons indebt- ed to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

ALL Persons having Coins against the Estate of the

late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request- ed to make payment to her.

T. D. NEAVE, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

Friday, the 4th day of November, 1853, at 12 o'clock Noon. THEndex its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on SITTING OF THE SUPREME COURT

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA, 28th October, 1853. ENDERS will be received by the undersigned, on or POLICE CLOTHING;-Materials being supplied by Government,-

107 BLUE CLOTH JACKETS. 107

TROWSERS.

do.

107 GREAT COATS.

Particulars can be obtained on application at the CENTRAL POLICE STATION.

D. R. CALDWELL, Acting Superintendent of Police.

be closed at 6 o'clock P.M. on Thursday, the 10th HE next GENERAL MAILS per GANGES, will proximo; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

:

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th October, 1853.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain R. B. BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Friday, the 11th November, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND Value of PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED. A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves | happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 28th October, 1853.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to direct that the annexed RETURNS of British TTADE at the PORT OF AMOY during the Year 1852, be published for general information.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 28th October, 1853.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

No. I.-RETURN of British TRADE at the PORT OF AMOY, during the Year ending 31st December, 1852.

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

SHIPS' NAMES.

DATE OF

ENTRY.

TON-

NAGE.

No. OF

CREW.

WHERE FROM.

NATURE OF CARGO.

VALUE OF IMPORT CARGO IN DOLLARS.

DATE OF

CLEAR-

ANCE.

TON-

WHERE BOUND.

NATURE OF CARGO.

NAGE.

VALUE OF EXPORT CARGO IN DOLLARS.

1851

Eleanor Lancaster,

..Nov. 8

1852

Jan. 1

480 New South Wales Chinese Emigrants

21

Spartan,

211

364 Manila & Sydney

"

"

Kitty,

Dec. 5

15

Whampoa,..

In Report

of 1851.

199 Singapore

General Straits'

$1,440

16

376

9,531

"

Boadicea,

9

Feb. 18

346 S'pore & Samarang

6,400

""

Ratcliffe,

25

4

739 Singapore & Penang Emigrants & Salt

500

Sir Edward Ryan,...

Jan. 31

31

320 Singapore & Batavia Emigrants, Crockery, &c.

4,145

1852

Berhampore, ...

... Jan. 10

653

25 Calcutta

Canton, (Steamer,)

25

218

50 Hongkong

Cotton, &c.

Shirtings

$102,630 Feb. 21

653 Singapore

General Cargo

8,990

Denia,

27

133

33 Six Islands

"}

Elora,..

29]

333

17 Manila

""

Athol,

Feb. 6

337

14 Shanghae

Shirtings & Yarn

Rice, Lead, SapanWood, &c. General Cargo (not landed)|

1,000 Jan. 26

30,093 27

15,070 | Mar. 30

218 Hongkong 133

Tea & Sugar Candy

5,500

Ballast

""

>>

333 Singapore

Sundries

9,954

17

"

Linnet,

13

113

12 Hongkong

Cotton, &c.

10,185

9

337

113

Tiles

40

""

General Straits'

1,401

""

">

Canton, (Steamer,)

15 218

50

Shirtings, &c.

1,420 Feb. 16

218 Hongkong

Iron

2,000

"

Canton,

27

218

50

99

Niagara,...

Mar. 7

336

14 Shanghae

Bean Cake, &c.

5,000 | Mar. 1

4,712

218

Ballast

24

"

336 Singapore

Part of Original

Canton, (Steamer,)

15 218

50 Hongkong

Shirtings

5,200

15

29

218 Hongkong

Ballast

Sarah Hooper,

Independence,

...

John Brightman,

Apr. 6 ... May 1 404

20 221

147

9 California

Ballast

23

221

"

15 Ningpo

40 Whampoa

Peas, Medicines, &c. Cotton

320 May 10

147 Manila

General Straits'

5,740

41,190

11]

404 Calcutta

Salt

240

Linnet,

6 113

12 Singapore

Cotton, &c.

Helen Mary,

9

379

15

9,925

19,032

13

"

113 Hongkong

24

379 Shanghae

Sugar Candy

Ballast

3,750

"}

Thetis,

9 460

25 Hongkong

Cotton

50,000 June 5

460 Honolulu

Chinese Emigrants

Equator,..

12 235

21 Singapore

General Cargo

26,160 | May 25

235 Shanghae

Ballast

Carried forward,

4,736

452

$321,937

7,560

$59,631

է

34

Brought forward, ...

19,496

1,450 |

$1,413,292

21,938

$142,528

Inchinnan,.

...

Sept.

7

565

23 Shanghae

John Bibby,

549

""

26 Hongkong

Ballast

Cotton

Erin,

11

285

"J

27 Whampoa & Penang Straits Produce

Nov. 12

21,800] Oct. 15,038 Dec. 3

565 East Coast

Ballast

1

549 S'pore & Calcutta

Salt

285 Penang

Sundries

Eliza,

12

145

""

22 Whampoa

Cotton

14,125 Sept. 17

145 Canton

Manufactured Goods

650

4,260

40,450

Samuel Boddington,...

12 669

28

Ballast

"

""

Nov. 24

669 Demerara

Chinese Emigrants

Gertrude,

Surprize,

...

John Brightman,

Trident,

Clarissa,

Columbus,

Kitty,

16

605

""

18 Hongkong

Oct. 12

605 Havanah

>>

16

35

7

"

Sundries (not landed)

Sept. 24

29

404

40

...

Cotton

45,670 Oct. 9

Oct. 1

323

24 Shanghae

Vegetables

500

22

35 Hongkong 404 Calcutta

323

Re-export

Salt

240

""

Tea, Salt, &c.

2,450

323

36

"

"

Gypsum

& Wheat

850

In Harbour

467

24 Hongkong

Cotton

250

...

199

""

28 Shanghae

Vegetables, &c.

7,000 Dec. 31

199 Singapore

Sundries

5,700

Spartan,

Royal Saxon,...

Dorothy,

...

8.

364

""

16 Sydney & Manila

Sugar (not landed)

In Harbour

8 510

36

"

"

Nov. 25

510 Sydney

Chinese Emigrants

10

488

"

18 Hongkong

Ballast

4

488 Calcutta

Salt

700

Reliance,

11 243

10 Sandwich Islands

11

13

243 Singapore

Tiles, &c.

2,600

Adelaide,

Eleanor Lancaster, Lady Amherst,

Atiet Rahaman,

Canton, (Steamer,)

11

639

"

44 Hongkong

Cotton

45,000

4

639 Calcutta

Salt

1,000

11

480

"

19 Sydney

Ballast

19

480 East Coast

Ballast

""

12

...

446

30 Sandwich Islands

""

291

446 Havanah

>>

**

Chinese Emigrants

14

812

"

76 Whampoa

21

218

50 Hongkong

Alligator,

Sisters,

Wild Flower,

La Felice,

...

22

197

23

"

Cotton

Woollens

Sundries

51,500

2,000 Oct. 23 12,400 Nov. 3

19

812 S'pore & Calcutta

Salt

860

218 H'kong & Canton

Ballast

197 Whampoa

Tea, Gypsum, &c.

4,500

24 172

18 Shanghae

""

5,610 Dec. 2

172 Singapore

Sundries

1,896

26

478

17 Hongkong

Cotton, Sugar, &c.

43,050 Nov. 15

478 S'pore & Samarang Sugar Candy, Tobacco, &c.

24,670

27

194

""

29 Shanghae

Sundries

1,860 Dec. 27

194 Singapore & Penang Sundries

320

Hannah,.

Sir T. Gresham,

...

Nov. 51

274

20 Ningpo

Ballast

17

"

274 Shanghae

11,425

"

51 593

22 Calcutta

Cotton

""

77,054

20

593 East Coast

Ballast

وو

Australia,

"

9 1,170

28 Port Phillip

Ballast

6

1,170

""

>>

Alligator,

Dec.

8 197

30 Hongkong

Cotton

Sophia Frazer,

9 291

""

30 Singapore

Shirtings

25,500

17,570

28

197 Hongkong

Cotton & Spelter

5,800

In Harbour

Amazon,

13

374

17 Sydney

Ballast

33

Medina,

29

959

20 Adelaide

""

Totals Tons,

|33,166| 2,306 | Men.

Total Imports,

$1,800,069

Tons, 32,818

Total Exports,

$250,049

Exchange @ 4/10 per Dollar-Imports,.. Exports,

£435,016.13.6 60,428.10.2

Total,.

£495,445. 3.8

J. BACKHOUSE,

H. M. Vice-Consul in Charge.

35

No. II.-A RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE IMPORTED into the PORT OF AMOY, in 70 British Vessels of 24,534 Tons, from the Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year ending the 31st December, 1852.

No. IN TARIFF.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

QUANTITIES.

FROM WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN DOLLARS.

3+6722

Betelnut,...

850 Piculs

Beche de Mer,

...

5

Birds' Nests,

Camphor,

Cloves,

...

...

12

Cotton,

13

830

""

$2,406 12,450

69 Pkgs.

Straits

3,850

22 Catties

...

20

20 Piculs

205

37,974 Bales

India, &c.

1,279,563

,,

Cotton Manufactures,-

White Long Cloths,

Grey

Twilled Cottons,

Drills,

...

...

34,000 Pieces 16,000 2,000 8,200

99,005

""

England via Hongkong

33,430

""

7,650

England & America

10,719

Turkey Red Cloths,

500

33

1,565

Nankeens,

Chintz,

...

8 Pkgs.

500 Pieces

England vid Hongkong

200

1,200

14

Cotton Yarn and Thread,

1,236 Bales

124,513

17

Elephants' Teeth,

3 Catties

60

18

Fishmaws,

110 Pkgs.

Straits

1,025

19

Flints,...

2,000 Piculs

20

Glassware,

19 Cases

England vid Straits

3,100

75

21

Gambier,

80 Piculs

400

23

Gold and Silver Thread,

8 Cases

120

225

24

Gum,

Straits

18 Piculs

180

26

Horns,

1 Pkge.

37

30

Metals,-

Iron,

7,198 Bars

9,400

Lead,

1,800 Piculs

England vid Straits

10,875

31

32

33

34

35

Grain,

Rice,

Peas,

Paddy,

...

Tin Plates,

Nutmegs,

Pepper, ...

Putchuck,

Rattans,

21

300

Spelter,

...

40 Pkgs.

7

""

1,500 Bags

180 Piculs

4,000

70

Straits

9,507

2,285

1,673

""

4,842

...

42,000 Piculs

Balli, Arracan, & Straits

45,775

...

Wheat,

...

...

...

600 1,250 1,200

""

1,390

""

2,660

38

Sharks' Fins,

39

Skins of all sorts,

41

Soap,

42

Stock Fish,

45

Wine, &c.,

...

46

Woods,-

...

...

""

25 Pkgs.

100

33

2,100

Straits

870

1,490

4 Boxes

...

10

150 Pkgs.

815

65 ""

England vid Straits

1,520

47

Woollens,-

Ebony,... Sandal, Sapan, ...

Garra, Lance, Planks,

...

Habit Cloth,

1,500 Piculs

2,860

...

34 4,295

""

145

""

Straits

9,140

1,700

70 Piculs 100 Pieces

700

...

980

600 Pieces

3,710

Blankets,

...

4 in No. 650 Pieces

England

10

36 Pkgs.

10,700 7,150

Camlets,

Unenumerated,

Unenumerated Articles as,- Dried Provision of all kinds, Sinews, Beans, Oil Cake, Mangrove Bark, Books, Drugs, Mats, Sago, Tinder, Gypsum, Lard, Seed, Seaweed, Cigars,

&C.,

....

Total,

...

...

Straits

83,292

Exchange at 4/10 per Dollar,

...

$1,800,069

£435,016.13.6

J. BACKHOUSE,

H. M. Vice-Consul in Charge.

36

No. III.-A RETURN of the Quanties and Value of MERCHANDIZE EXPORTED from the PORT OF AMOY, in 66 British Vessels of 24,554 Tons, to the Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year ending 31st December, 1852.

No. IN TARIFF.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

QUANTITIES.

TO WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES EXPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN DOLLARS.

1

Alum,

5

7

Bamboo Ware,

Building Materials, viz,-

Tiles, Bricks, Granite Slabs,

100 Piculs

500

Straits

$150

280

دو

4,483

9

Camphor,

260 Piculs

2,800

14

Chinaware (coarse),

...

15,000

21,774

16

Copperware,

1 Pkge.

15

18

Crackers,

11 Pkgs.

40

24

Glassware,

10

Straits

325

21

Furniture,

22

340

30

Kittysols,

90,000 in No.

9,026

35

Mats,

2,700

270

و,

39

Pictures,

5 Pkgs.

30

41

Paper of all kinds,

2,000

16,086

"

43

Preserves & Sweetmeats,

150

Hongkong & Straits

1,319

46

Silk,-

Raw,

24 Pkgs.

4,500

Thread,

18

""

Hongkong

320

Piece Goods,

4 Cases

970

48

Shoes,.

40 Pkgs.

1,060

Straits

51

Silver & Goldware,

80

5,680

52

Sugar Raw,

1,300 Piculs

Hongkong & Shanghae

2.680

53

Sugar Candy,...

55

Tea,

6,000 860

Hongkong, Shanghae, & Straits

34,760

Shanghae, Canton, & Straits

17,488

56

1,689 Pkgs.

Shanghae & Straits

13,600

Tobacco,

Unenumerated Articles as, Iron pans, Vermicelli, Garlic, Caps, Salt, Wooden Ba- sins, Axes, Pickles, Fea- thers, Chopsticks, Mush.. rooms, Joss-sticks, Gun- ny bags, &c.

Straits, Hongkong, & Shanghae

112,053

Total,

Exchange at 4/10 per Dollar,

$250,049

£60,428.10

J. BACKHOUSE, H. M. Vice-Consul in Charge.

No. IV. ABSTRACT STATEMENT of TONNAGE DUES, and IMPORT and EXPORT DUTIES, paid by British VESSELS in the PORT OF AMOY, from 1st January to 31st December, 1852.

IMPORT AND EXPORT

TONNAGE DUES.

DUTIES.

ΤΟΤΑΙ DUES AND DUTIES.

No. OF VESSELS.

TONNAGE.

Taels. m. C.

Y

C.

Taels. m. c. C.

Taels. m. c.

88

34,213

4,863

600

13,689 921

At 72

p

Cent.,

$6,755

$19,013.78

At the Exchange of 4/10 Dollar,

£1,632.9.2

£4,594.19.5

British Consulate, Amoy, 31st December, 1852.

C.

s

18,553 521

$25,768.78

£6,227.8.7

J. BACKHOUSE, H. M. Vice-Consul in Charge.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 7.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant, Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

Νο

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

In re CHINEAH, deceased.

MUNNOO, deceased

29

J. WASHBURN, deceased.

"J

""

DEEN MAHOMED, deceased.

"}

PEDRO D'SOUZA, deceased. "OTICE.—All Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the Official Administrator, before the 29th day of April, 1854; otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All Persons indebt- ed to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

No

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

PUBLIC NOTICE. OTICE is hereby given, that a SPECIAL SESSION OF MAGISTRATES will be held at the Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria, on Tuesday, the Twenty-second Day of November next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the Sale of SPIRITUOUS AND FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the Year com- mencing on the First of December next.

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this Office, Ten Days before the Session, in the form prescribed by Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, the 17th October, 1853.

POLICE DEPARTMENT, VICTORIA, 28th October, 1853.

ENDERS will be received by the undersigned, on or

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS per GANGES, will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Thursday, the 10th proximo; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th October, 1853.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

THE

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM- PANY'S Steam-ship GANGES, Captain R. B. BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Friday, the 11th November, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 10th

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

A

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 28th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request-

Tbefore the 5th protino, for making the following ed to make payment to her.

POLICE CLOTHING;--Materials being supplied by Government,-

107 BLUE CLOTH JACKETS.

107

do.

TROWSERS.

107 GREAT COATS.

T. D. NEAVE, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

NOTICE.

Particulars can be obtained on application at the THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

CENTRAL POLICE STATION.

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M.,

D. R. CALDWELL, Acting Superintendent of Police.

and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

By order of W. H. ALEXANDER, Esq., Acting Registrar

of the Supreme Court of Hongkong.

THE undersigned will sell by AUCTION, at his Sale

The undernamed deceased Persons' Estates,—~

PEDRO D'SOUZA, MUNNOO,

J. WASHBURN,

DEEN MAHOMED, CHINEAH,

Consisting of PICTURES, 1 CHEST OF DRAWERS, BOXES, and WEARING APPAREL.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circulars, received from The Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies, having reference to the Universal Exhi- bition for Agricultural and Industrial Products to be held at Paris in the Month of May, 1855, are published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3rd November, 1853.

(Copy)

38

ing to parties residing in the British Colonies who Custom-houses to the admission of Goods belong- may be desirous of forwarding Articles for Exhi- bition.

I shall have the honour of communicating to you further particulars on this subject so soon as the necessary arrangements shall have been com- pleted by the French Government.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,) NEWCASTLE. Governor Sir G. BONHAM, Bart, K.C.B.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

(Copy.)

CIRCULAR.

Hongkong.

DOWNING STREET, 18th July, 1853. SIR,-With reference to my Circular Despatch of the 9th May, I have further to communicate to you the liberal intentions of the Government of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of the French, respecting the admission of Foreign Prohibited Goods to the Great Industrial Exhibition at Paris in May, 1855.

Foreign Prohibited Goods may be admitted for His Majesty's Government have decided that all Exhibition, and may be afterwards either re-ex- ported free of all duties, or may be sold in France upon the payment of an ad valorem duty at the rate of Thirty per Cent.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,) NEWCASTLE. Governor Sir G. BONHAM, Bart, K.C.B.,

&C.,

&c.,

(True Copies,)

&c. Hongkong.

CIRCULAR.

DOWNING STREET, 9th May, 1853. SIR,-At the request of the French Ambassador at this Court, I have to acquaint you, that a Uni- versal Exhibition for Agricultural and Industrial Products will be held at Paris in May, 1855; and that every facility will be afforded at the French

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

M

NOTICE.

A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

By order of W. H. ALEXANDER, Esq., Acting Registrar

of the Supreme Court of Hongkong.

THE undersigned will sell by AUCTION, at his Sale

The undernamed deceased Persons' Estates,—~

PEDRO D'SOUZA, MUNNOO,

J. WASHBURN,

DEEN MAHOMED, CHINEAH,

Consisting of PICTURES, 1 CHEST OF DRAWERS, BOXES, and WEARING APPAREL.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circulars, received from The Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies, having reference to the Universal Exhi- bition for Agricultural and Industrial Products to be held at Paris in the Month of May, 1855, are published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3rd November, 1853.

(Copy)

38

ing to parties residing in the British Colonies who Custom-houses to the admission of Goods belong- may be desirous of forwarding Articles for Exhi- bition.

I shall have the honour of communicating to you further particulars on this subject so soon as the necessary arrangements shall have been com- pleted by the French Government.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,) NEWCASTLE. Governor Sir G. BONHAM, Bart, K.C.B.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

(Copy.)

CIRCULAR.

Hongkong.

DOWNING STREET, 18th July, 1853. SIR,-With reference to my Circular Despatch of the 9th May, I have further to communicate to you the liberal intentions of the Government of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of the French, respecting the admission of Foreign Prohibited Goods to the Great Industrial Exhibition at Paris in May, 1855.

Foreign Prohibited Goods may be admitted for His Majesty's Government have decided that all Exhibition, and may be afterwards either re-ex- ported free of all duties, or may be sold in France upon the payment of an ad valorem duty at the rate of Thirty per Cent.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,) NEWCASTLE. Governor Sir G. BONHAM, Bart, K.C.B.,

&C.,

&c.,

(True Copies,)

&c. Hongkong.

CIRCULAR.

DOWNING STREET, 9th May, 1853. SIR,-At the request of the French Ambassador at this Court, I have to acquaint you, that a Uni- versal Exhibition for Agricultural and Industrial Products will be held at Paris in May, 1855; and that every facility will be afforded at the French

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

M

NOTICE.

A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

By order of W. H. ALEXANDER, Esq., Acting Registrar

of the Supreme Court of Hongkong.

THE undersigned will sell by AUCTION, at his Sale

The undernamed deceased Persons' Estates,—~

PEDRO D'SOUZA, MUNNOO,

J. WASHBURN,

DEEN MAHOMED, CHINEAH,

Consisting of PICTURES, 1 CHEST OF DRAWERS, BOXES, and WEARING APPAREL.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circulars, received from The Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies, having reference to the Universal Exhi- bition for Agricultural and Industrial Products to be held at Paris in the Month of May, 1855, are published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3rd November, 1853.

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ing to parties residing in the British Colonies who Custom-houses to the admission of Goods belong- may be desirous of forwarding Articles for Exhi- bition.

I shall have the honour of communicating to you further particulars on this subject so soon as the necessary arrangements shall have been com- pleted by the French Government.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,) NEWCASTLE. Governor Sir G. BONHAM, Bart, K.C.B.,

&c.,

&c.,

&c.

(Copy.)

CIRCULAR.

Hongkong.

DOWNING STREET, 18th July, 1853. SIR,-With reference to my Circular Despatch of the 9th May, I have further to communicate to you the liberal intentions of the Government of His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of the French, respecting the admission of Foreign Prohibited Goods to the Great Industrial Exhibition at Paris in May, 1855.

Foreign Prohibited Goods may be admitted for His Majesty's Government have decided that all Exhibition, and may be afterwards either re-ex- ported free of all duties, or may be sold in France upon the payment of an ad valorem duty at the rate of Thirty per Cent.

I have, &c.,

(Signed,) NEWCASTLE. Governor Sir G. BONHAM, Bart, K.C.B.,

&C.,

&c.,

(True Copies,)

&c. Hongkong.

CIRCULAR.

DOWNING STREET, 9th May, 1853. SIR,-At the request of the French Ambassador at this Court, I have to acquaint you, that a Uni- versal Exhibition for Agricultural and Industrial Products will be held at Paris in May, 1855; and that every facility will be afforded at the French

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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No. 8.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE iARTONS having ceased on the

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant,—Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

NO

In re SALVADOR DE MELLO, deceased. OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all the above Party, that may be in their possession, before other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the SUPREME COURT, on Monday, the 21st day of Novem- ber, 1853; or if none, that the Next of Kin, do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Adminis- tration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

PUBLIC NOTICE.

given, SPECIAL

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Lieutenant PEDDER, R.N., Harbour Master and NOTICE is here five held at the Chief Magistrate's

Marine Magistrate, having obtained leave of ab- sence to proceed to England for the recovery of his health, His Excellency The Governor in Council has directed that the duties of Marine Magistrate shall until further Orders be performed by the Chief Magistrate; and those of Harbour Master by Mr. E. R. MICHELL, under the general super- vision of The Honourable C. B. HILLIER, Esq.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th November, 1853.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Nine Chi- nese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office up to the 15th instant.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th November, 1853.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

THE

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Office, Victoria, on Tuesday, the Twenty-second Day of November next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the Sale of SPIRITUOUS AND FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the Year com- mencing on the First of December next.

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this Office, Ten Days before the Session, in the form prescribed by Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, the 17th October, 1853.

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NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request- ed to make payment to her.

T. D. NEAVE, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

NOTICE.

ALLCLims that in to the undersigned, on or

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 8.

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Wongkong

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE iARTONS having ceased on the

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of

21st instant,—Notice is hereby given, that the HONG- KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day estab- lished, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Pro- clamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong,

24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

NO

In re SALVADOR DE MELLO, deceased. OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all the above Party, that may be in their possession, before other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the SUPREME COURT, on Monday, the 21st day of Novem- ber, 1853; or if none, that the Next of Kin, do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Adminis- tration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

PUBLIC NOTICE.

given, SPECIAL

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Lieutenant PEDDER, R.N., Harbour Master and NOTICE is here five held at the Chief Magistrate's

Marine Magistrate, having obtained leave of ab- sence to proceed to England for the recovery of his health, His Excellency The Governor in Council has directed that the duties of Marine Magistrate shall until further Orders be performed by the Chief Magistrate; and those of Harbour Master by Mr. E. R. MICHELL, under the general super- vision of The Honourable C. B. HILLIER, Esq.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th November, 1853.

NOTICE.

Wanted, a Passage to Singapore for Nine Chi- nese Convicts; for which Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office up to the 15th instant.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 8th November, 1853.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

THE

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Office, Victoria, on Tuesday, the Twenty-second Day of November next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the Sale of SPIRITUOUS AND FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the Year com- mencing on the First of December next.

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this Office, Ten Days before the Session, in the form prescribed by Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, the 17th October, 1853.

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NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request- ed to make payment to her.

T. D. NEAVE, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

NOTICE.

ALLCLims that in to the undersigned, on or

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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No. 9.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hitherto inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETI this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China is pleased to direct the publication, for general information, of the subjoined Rule, to be observed in certain Proceedings had before Her Majesty's Consuls, which Rule has been framed in conformity with Article III. of Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 13th Day of June, 1853.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c. Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1853.

RULE TO BE OBSERVED IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE HER MAJESTY'S CONSULS IN CHINA, IN CASES RELATING TO PARTS OF TREATIES AND TREATY REGULA- TIONS, HEREINAFTER MENTIONED, AND WHICH RULE IS MADE IN CONFORMITY WITH ARTICLE III. OF HER MAJESTY'S ORDER IN COUNCIL OF THE 13TH DAY OF JUNE, 1853.

That the Parts of Treaties and Regulations hereunto annexed, shall be strictly observed by Her Majesty's Subjects in China; and that it shall be lawful for any of Her Majesty's Consuls within their respective Districts, to punish any infringement of any such Part of Treaties or Treaty Regulations, the breach of which is not punish- able by any Penalty therein mentioned, by a Fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding Three Months.

PARTS OF TREATY AND TREATY REGULATIONS REFERRED TO BY THE PRECEDING RULE.

Supplementary Treaty made at Hoo-Mun Chae, the 8th day of October, 1843. ARTICLE I.-The Tariff of Export and Import Duties which is hereunto attached under the Seals and Signatures of the respective Plenipotentiary and Commissioners shall henceforward be in force at the Five Ports of Canton, Fuchowfoo, Amoy, Ningpo, and Shanghae.

ARTICLE II.-The General Regulations of Trade which are hereunto attached under the Seals and Signatures of the respective Plenipotentiary and Commissioners shall henceforward be in force at the Five aforenamed Ports.

ARTICLE IV.—After the Five Ports of Canton, Fuchow, Amoy, Ningpo, and Shang- hae, shall be thrown open, English Merchants shall be allowed to trade only at those Five Ports, neither shall they repair to any other Ports or Places, nor will the Chinese People at any Ports or Places be permitted to trade with them. If English Merchant -

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GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

THE hitherto inven, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETI this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Diplomatic Department.

Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China is pleased to direct the publication, for general information, of the subjoined Rule, to be observed in certain Proceedings had before Her Majesty's Consuls, which Rule has been framed in conformity with Article III. of Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 13th Day of June, 1853.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST, Officiating Secretary to H. B. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c. Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1853.

RULE TO BE OBSERVED IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE HER MAJESTY'S CONSULS IN CHINA, IN CASES RELATING TO PARTS OF TREATIES AND TREATY REGULA- TIONS, HEREINAFTER MENTIONED, AND WHICH RULE IS MADE IN CONFORMITY WITH ARTICLE III. OF HER MAJESTY'S ORDER IN COUNCIL OF THE 13TH DAY OF JUNE, 1853.

That the Parts of Treaties and Regulations hereunto annexed, shall be strictly observed by Her Majesty's Subjects in China; and that it shall be lawful for any of Her Majesty's Consuls within their respective Districts, to punish any infringement of any such Part of Treaties or Treaty Regulations, the breach of which is not punish- able by any Penalty therein mentioned, by a Fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding Three Months.

PARTS OF TREATY AND TREATY REGULATIONS REFERRED TO BY THE PRECEDING RULE.

Supplementary Treaty made at Hoo-Mun Chae, the 8th day of October, 1843. ARTICLE I.-The Tariff of Export and Import Duties which is hereunto attached under the Seals and Signatures of the respective Plenipotentiary and Commissioners shall henceforward be in force at the Five Ports of Canton, Fuchowfoo, Amoy, Ningpo, and Shanghae.

ARTICLE II.-The General Regulations of Trade which are hereunto attached under the Seals and Signatures of the respective Plenipotentiary and Commissioners shall henceforward be in force at the Five aforenamed Ports.

ARTICLE IV.—After the Five Ports of Canton, Fuchow, Amoy, Ningpo, and Shang- hae, shall be thrown open, English Merchants shall be allowed to trade only at those Five Ports, neither shall they repair to any other Ports or Places, nor will the Chinese People at any Ports or Places be permitted to trade with them. If English Merchant -

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Vessels shall, in Contravention of this Agreement, and of a Proclamation to the same purport to be issued by the British Plenipotentiary, repair to any other Ports or Places, the Chinese Government Officers shall be at liberty to seize and confiscate both Vessels and Cargoes.

ARTICLE VI. It is agreed that the English Merchants and others residing at or resorting to the Five Ports to be opened, shall not go into the surrounding Country beyond certain short Distances to be named by the Local Authorities in concert with the British Consul, and on no pretence for Purposes of Traffic. Seamen and Persons belonging to the Ships shall only be allowed to land under Authority and Rules which will be fixed by the Consul in communication with the Local Officers; and should any Persons whatever infringe the Stipulations of this Article, and wander away into the Country, they shall be seized, and handed over to the British Consul for suitable Punishment.

ARTICLE IX. If lawless Natives of China, baving committed Crimes or Offences against their own Government, shall flee to Hongkong, or to the English Ships of War or English Merchant Ships for refuge, they shall, if discovered by the English Officers, be handed over at once to the Chinese Officers for Trial and Punishment; or if, before such Discovery be made by the English Officers, it should be ascertained or suspected by the Officers of the Government of China whither such Criminals and Offenders have fled, a communication shall be made to the proper English Officer, in order that the said Criminals and Offenders may be rigidly searched for, seized, and, on Proof or Admission of their Guilt, delivered up.

ARTICLE X.-At each of the Five Ports to be opened to British Merchants, one English Cruiser will be stationed to enforce good Order and Discipline amongst the Crews of Merchant Shipping, and to support the necessary Authority of the Consul over British Subjects. The Crews of such Ship of War will be carefully restrained by the Officer commanding the Vessel, and they will be subject to all the Rules re- garding going on shore and straying into the Country that are already laid down for the Crews of Merchant Vessels.

ARTICLE XI.-The Ports of Chusan and Koolungsoo will be withdrawn as provided for in the Treaty of perpetual Peace and Friendship, the moment all the Moneys stipulated for in that Treaty shall be paid; and the British Plenipotentiary distinctly and voluntarily agrees that all Dwelling-houses, Store-houses, Barracks, and other Buildings, that the British Troops or People may have occupied or intermediately built or repaired, be handed over, on the Evacuation of the Ports, exactly as they stand, to the Chinese Authorities, so as to prevent any pretence for Delay, or the slightest occasion for Discussion or Dispute on those Points.

ARTICLE XII.-A fair and regular Tariff of Duties and other Dues having now been established, it is to be hoped that the system of Smuggling, which has heretofore been carried on between English and Chinese Merchants, in many cases with the open Connivance and Collusion of the Chinese Custom-house Officers, will entirely cease, and the most peremptory Proclamation to all English Merchants has been al- ready issued on this subject by the British Plenipotentiary, who will also instruct the different Consuls to strictly watch over and carefully scrutinize the conduct of all Persons being British Subjects trading under his Superintendence. In any positive instance of Smuggling Transactions coming to the Consul's knowledge, he will instant- ly apprize the Chinese Authorities of the Fact, and they will proceed to seize and confiscate all Goods, whatever their Value or Nature, that may have been so smuggled, and will also be at liberty, if they see fit, to prohibit the Ship from which the smuggled Goods were landed from trading further, and to send her away as soon as her Accounts are adjusted and paid.

GENERAL REGULATIONS.

.....

UNDER WHICH THE BRITISH TRADE IS TO BE CONDUCTED AT THE FIVE PORTS OF CANTON, AMOY, FUCHOW, Ningpo, and SHANGHAE.

I. Pilots to be I. PILOTS.-Whenever a British Merchantman shall arrive off any of the Five imme- Ports opened to trade, viz: Canton, Amoy, Fuchow, Ningpo, or Shanghae, Pilots

granted

diately:

And remunera-

shall be allowed to take her immediately into Port; and in like manner, when such British Ship shall have settled all legal Duties and Charges, and is about to return home, Pilots shall be immediately granted to take her out to Sea, without any Stop- page or Delay.

Regarding the Remuneration to be given these Pilots, that will be equitably settled tion to be settled at by the British Consul appointed to each particular Port, who will determine it with

due reference to the Distance gone over, the Risk run, &c.

each Port.

II. One ortwo Cus-

II. CUSTOM-HOUSE GUARDS.-The Chinese Superintendent of Customs at each tom-house Guards Port will adopt the Means that he may judge most proper to prevent the Revenue to be attached to suffering by Fraud or Smuggling. Whenever the Pilot shall have brought any British each Ship.

Merchantman into Port, the Superintendent of Customs will depute one or two trusty Custom-house Officers, whose Duty it will be to watch against Frauds on the Revenue. These will either live in a Boat of their own, or stay on board the English Ship, as may best suit their Convenience. Their Food and Expenses will be supplied them No Fees to be from day to day from the Custom-house, and they may not exact any Fees whatever charged for their from either the Commander or Consignee. Should they violate this Regulation, they

shall be punished proportionately to the Amount so exacted.

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III. MASTERS OF SHIPS REPORTING THEMSELVES ON ARRIVAL.-Whenever a British Vessel shall have cast Anchor at any one of the above mentioned Ports, the Captain made to, and Ship's III. Report to be will, within Four-and-twenty hours after Arrival, proceed to the British Consulate, Papers, &c., to be and deposit his Ship's Papers, Bills of Lading, Manifest, &c., in the hands of the Consul.

deposited with the Consul; failing to do which, he will subject himself to a Penalty of Two Hundred Dollars.

Penalty for ne- glect;

for False Manifest;

For presenting a False Manifest, the Penalty will be Five Hundred Dollars. For breaking Bulk, and commencing to Discharge, before due Permission shall be for breaking Bulk obtained, the Penalty will be Five Hundred Dollars, and Confiscation of the Goods before permitted. so discharged.

The Consul having taken Possession of the Ship's Papers, will immediately send a written Communication to the Superintendent of Customs, specifying the Register- of Arrival to the Communication Tonnage of the Ship, and the particulars of the Cargo she has on board; all of which Superintendent of being done in due form, Permission will then be given to Discharge, and the Duties Customs. levied as provided for in the Tariff.

IV. COMMERCIAL DEALINGS BETWEEN ENGLISH AND CHINESE MERCHANTS.-It IV. Mode of pro- having been stipulated that English Merchants may trade with whatever Native Mer- ceeding against chants they please, should any Chinese Merchant fraudulently abscond, or incur Debts fraudulent Debtors, which he is unable to discharge, the Chinese Authorities, upon Complaint being made

Agents, &c. thereof, will of course do their utmost to bring the Offender to Justice; it must how- ever be distinctly understood, that if the Defaulter really cannot be found, or be dead, or bankrupt, and there be not wherewithal to pay, the English Merchants may not appeal to the former Custom of the Hong-Merchants paying for one another, and can no longer expect to have their Losses made good to them.

V. A Tonnage

V. TONNAGE DUES.-Every English Merchantman, on entering any one of the above mentioned Five Ports, shall pay Tonnage Dues at the rate of Five Mace per Re- Due payable in full gister-Ton, in full of all Charges. The Fees formerly levied on Entry and Departure,

of all Charges. every description, are henceforth abolished.

of

VI. IMPORT AND EXPORT DUTIES:-Goods, whether imported into or exported VI. Duties to be from any one of the above mentioned Five Ports, are henceforward to be taxed accord- charged according ing to the Tariff as now fixed and agreed upon, and no further Sums are to be levied to Tariff, and to be beyond those which are specified in the Tariff. All Duties incurred by an English Fees.

subject to no other Merchant Vessel, whether on Goods imported or exported, or in the shape of Tonnage Dues, must first be paid up in full, which done, the Superintendent of Customs will grant a Port Clearance, and this being shewn to the British Consul, he will there- upon return the Ship's Papers, and permit the Vessel to depart.

VII. EXAMINATION OF GOODS AT THE CUSTOM-HOUSE.-Every English Merchant, VII. Goods to be having Cargo to load or discharge, must give due Intimation thereof, and hand Par- examined by Cus- ticulars of the same to the Consul, who will immediately despatch a recognised Lin- tom-house Officer guist of his own Establishment, to communicate the Particulars to the Superintendent chant's Agent.

in presence of Mer- of Customs, that the Goods may be duly examined, and neither Party subjected to Loss. The English Merchant must also have a properly qualified Person on the Spot to attend to his Interests, when his Goods are being examined for Duty; or otherwise, should there be Complaints, these cannot be attended to.

Duties,

Regarding such Goods as are subject by the Tariff to an ad valorem Duty, if the Disputes regard- English Merchant cannot agree with the Chinese Officer in fixing a Value, then each ing Value for ad Party shall call two or three Merchants to look at the Goods, and the highest Price valorem at which any of these Merchants would be willing to purchase, shall be assumed as the Value of the Goods.

To fix the Tare on any Article, such as Tea :-If the English Merchant cannot agree with the Custom-house Officer, then each Party shall choose so many 'Chests out of every Hundred, which being first weighed in gross, shall afterwards be tared, and the average Tare upon these Chests shall be assumed as the Tare upon the whole, and upon this Principle shall the Tare be fixed upon all other Goods in packages.

how settled.

Tare, how fixed.

sul where Disputes Appeal to Con-

cannot otherwise be settled.

VIII. Duties to

If there should still be any disputed Points which cannot be settled, the English Merchant may appeal to the Consul, who will communicate the Particulars of the case to the Superintendent of Customs, that it may be equitably arranged. But the Ap- peal must be made on the same Day, or it will not be regarded. While such Points are still open, the Superintendent of Customs will delay to insert the same in his Books, thus affording an Opportunity that the Merits of the Case may be duly tried and sifted. VIII. MANNER OF PAYING THE DUTIES.-It is hereinbefore provided that every English Vessel that enters any one of the Five Ports, shall pay all Duties and Tonnage be paid to Licensed Dues before she be permitted to depart. The Superintendent of Customs will select Shroffs. certain Shroffs, or Banking Establishments, of known stability, to whom he will give, Licenses, authorising them to receive Duties from the English Merchants on behalf of Government, and the Receipt of these Shroffs for any Moneys paid them shall be considered as a Government Voucher. In the paying of these Duties different kinds made in Foreign Payment may be of Foreign Money may be made use of; but as Foreign Money is not of equal purity Money. with Sycee Silver, the English Consuls appointed to the different Ports will, accord- ing to Time, Place, and Circumstances, arrange with the Superintendents of Customs at each, what Coins may be taken in payment, and what Per Centage may be neces- Foreign sary to make them equal to Standard or Pure Silver.

Per Centage on

how fixed.

Money,

IX. Standard

IX. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.-Sets of Balance Yards for the weighing of Goods, of Money Weights, and of Measures prepared in exact conformity to those hitherto Weights and Mea- in use at the Custom-house of Canton, and duly stamped and sealed in proof thereof, sures, for Duties.

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will be kept in possession of the Superintendent of Customs, and also at the British Consulate, at each of the Five Ports, and these shall be the Standards by which all Duties shall be charged, and all Sums paid to Government. In case of any Dispute arising between British Merchants and Chinese Officers of Customs regarding the Weights or Measures of Goods, Reference shall be made to these Standards, and Disputes decided accordingly.

X. Any Boats X. LIGHTERS, OR CARGO BOATS.-Whenever any English Merchant shall have to may be engaged as load or discharge Cargo, he may hire whatever kind of Lighter or Cargo Boat he Lighters, without

pleases, and the Sum to be paid for such Boat can be settled between the Parties Limit or Mono-

themselves without the Interference of Government. The number of these Boats poly.

XI. Trans-ship- ments only to be made with special License.

XII. Subordinate

shall not be limited, nor shall a Monopoly of them be granted to any Parties. If any Smuggling take place in them, the Offenders will of course be punished according to Law. Should any of these Boat people, while engaged in conveying Goods for English Merchants, fraudulently abscond with the Property, the Chinese Authorities will do their best to apprehend them; but at the same time, the English Merchants must take every due Precaution for the Safety of their Goods.

XI. TRANS-SHIPMENT of Goods.-No English Merchant Ships may trans-ship Goods without special Permission; should any urgent Case happen where Trans- shipment is necessary, the circumstances must first be submitted to the Consul, who will give a Certificate to that Effect, and the Superintendent of Customs will then send a Special Officer to be present at the Trans-shipment. If any one presumes to trans-ship without such Permission being asked for and obtained, the whole of the Goods so illicitly trans-shipped will be confiscated.

XII. SUBORDINATE CONSULAR OFFICERS.-At any Place selected for the Anchorage Officers may be ap- of the English Merchant Ships, there may be appointed a Subordinate Consular Of- pointed at the An- ficer of approved good Conduct, to exercise due Control over the Seamen and others. chorages of the Shipping.

He must exert himself to prevent Quarrels between the English Seamen and Natives, this being of the utmost Importance. Should anything of the kind unfortunately take place, he will in like manner do his best to arrange it amicably. When Sailors go on shore to walk, Officers shall be required to accompany them; and should Disturb- ances take place, such Officers will be held responsible. The Chinese Officers may not impede Natives from coming alongside the Ships, to sell Clothes or other neces- saries to the Sailors living on board.

XIII. Disputes to

XIII. DISPUTES BETWEEN BRITISH SUBJECTS AND CHINESE.-Whenever a British be settled if possi- Subject has reason to complain of a Chinese, he must first proceed to the Consulate, ble amicably (by and state his Grievance. The Consul will thereupon inquire into the Merits of the Arbitration.) Case, and do his utmost to arrange it amicably. In like manner if a Chinese have Reason to complain of a British Subject, he shall no less listen to his Complaint, and Addresses of Bri- endeavour to settle it in a friendly manner. If an English Merchant have occasion tish Merchants to to address the Chinese Authorities, he shall send such Address through the Consul, Chinese Officers.

who will see that the Language is becoming; and if otherwise, will direct it to be changed, or will refuse to convey the Address. If unfortunately any Disputes take place of such a Nature that the Consul cannot arrange them amicably, then he shall request the Assistance of the Chinese Officer, that they may together examine into the Punishment of Merits of the Case, and decide it equitably. Regarding the Punishment of English Chinese and Eng- Criminals, the English Government will enact the Laws necessary to attain that end, lish respectively. and the Consul will be empowered to put them in force; and regarding the Punish- ment of Chinese Criminals, these will be tried and punished by their own Laws, in the way provided for by the Correspondence which took place at Nanking after the con- cluding of the Peace.

XIV. A Govern-

Port.

XIV. BRITISH GOVERNMENT CRUISERS ANCHORING WITHIN THE PORTS.-An ment Vessel will be English Government Cruiser will anchor within each of the Five Ports, that the Con- stationed in each sul may have the Means of better restraining Sailors and others, and preventing Dis- turbances. But these Government Cruisers are not to be put on the same footing as Merchant Vessels, for as they bring no Merchandise, and do not come to trade, they will of course pay neither Dues nor Charges. The Resident Consul will keep the Superintendent of Customs duly informed of the Arrival and Departure of such Go- vernment Cruisers, that he may take his Measures accordingly.

XV. The British Consul will be Se- curity for British Ships.

NOT

XV. ON THE SECURITY TO BE GIVEN FOR BRITISH MERCHANT VESSELS.-It has hitherto been the Custom, when an English Vessel entered the Port of Canton, that a Chinese Hong-Merchant stood Security for her, and all Duties and Charges were paid through such Security Merchant. But these Security Merchants being now done away with, it is understood that the British Consul will henceforth be Security for all British Merchant Ships entering any of the aforesaid Five Ports.

In re SALVADOR DE MELLO, deceased. [OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above Party, that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Monday, the 21st day of Novem- ber, 1853; or if none, that the Next of Kin, do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Adminis- tration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re JOHN CUNNINGHAM RYAN, deceased.

OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all

the above Party, that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Saturday, the Twenty-sixth day of November, 1853; or if none,,that the Next of Kin, do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

43

will be kept in possession of the Superintendent of Customs, and also at the British Consulate, at each of the Five Ports, and these shall be the Standards by which all Duties shall be charged, and all Sums paid to Government. In case of any Dispute arising between British Merchants and Chinese Officers of Customs regarding the Weights or Measures of Goods, Reference shall be made to these Standards, and Disputes decided accordingly.

X. Any Boats X. LIGHTERS, OR CARGO BOATS.-Whenever any English Merchant shall have to may be engaged as load or discharge Cargo, he may hire whatever kind of Lighter or Cargo Boat he Lighters, without

pleases, and the Sum to be paid for such Boat can be settled between the Parties Limit or Mono-

themselves without the Interference of Government. The number of these Boats poly.

XI. Trans-ship- ments only to be made with special License.

XII. Subordinate

shall not be limited, nor shall a Monopoly of them be granted to any Parties. If any Smuggling take place in them, the Offenders will of course be punished according to Law. Should any of these Boat people, while engaged in conveying Goods for English Merchants, fraudulently abscond with the Property, the Chinese Authorities will do their best to apprehend them; but at the same time, the English Merchants must take every due Precaution for the Safety of their Goods.

XI. TRANS-SHIPMENT of Goods.-No English Merchant Ships may trans-ship Goods without special Permission; should any urgent Case happen where Trans- shipment is necessary, the circumstances must first be submitted to the Consul, who will give a Certificate to that Effect, and the Superintendent of Customs will then send a Special Officer to be present at the Trans-shipment. If any one presumes to trans-ship without such Permission being asked for and obtained, the whole of the Goods so illicitly trans-shipped will be confiscated.

XII. SUBORDINATE CONSULAR OFFICERS.-At any Place selected for the Anchorage Officers may be ap- of the English Merchant Ships, there may be appointed a Subordinate Consular Of- pointed at the An- ficer of approved good Conduct, to exercise due Control over the Seamen and others. chorages of the Shipping.

He must exert himself to prevent Quarrels between the English Seamen and Natives, this being of the utmost Importance. Should anything of the kind unfortunately take place, he will in like manner do his best to arrange it amicably. When Sailors go on shore to walk, Officers shall be required to accompany them; and should Disturb- ances take place, such Officers will be held responsible. The Chinese Officers may not impede Natives from coming alongside the Ships, to sell Clothes or other neces- saries to the Sailors living on board.

XIII. Disputes to

XIII. DISPUTES BETWEEN BRITISH SUBJECTS AND CHINESE.-Whenever a British be settled if possi- Subject has reason to complain of a Chinese, he must first proceed to the Consulate, ble amicably (by and state his Grievance. The Consul will thereupon inquire into the Merits of the Arbitration.) Case, and do his utmost to arrange it amicably. In like manner if a Chinese have Reason to complain of a British Subject, he shall no less listen to his Complaint, and Addresses of Bri- endeavour to settle it in a friendly manner. If an English Merchant have occasion tish Merchants to to address the Chinese Authorities, he shall send such Address through the Consul, Chinese Officers.

who will see that the Language is becoming; and if otherwise, will direct it to be changed, or will refuse to convey the Address. If unfortunately any Disputes take place of such a Nature that the Consul cannot arrange them amicably, then he shall request the Assistance of the Chinese Officer, that they may together examine into the Punishment of Merits of the Case, and decide it equitably. Regarding the Punishment of English Chinese and Eng- Criminals, the English Government will enact the Laws necessary to attain that end, lish respectively. and the Consul will be empowered to put them in force; and regarding the Punish- ment of Chinese Criminals, these will be tried and punished by their own Laws, in the way provided for by the Correspondence which took place at Nanking after the con- cluding of the Peace.

XIV. A Govern-

Port.

XIV. BRITISH GOVERNMENT CRUISERS ANCHORING WITHIN THE PORTS.-An ment Vessel will be English Government Cruiser will anchor within each of the Five Ports, that the Con- stationed in each sul may have the Means of better restraining Sailors and others, and preventing Dis- turbances. But these Government Cruisers are not to be put on the same footing as Merchant Vessels, for as they bring no Merchandise, and do not come to trade, they will of course pay neither Dues nor Charges. The Resident Consul will keep the Superintendent of Customs duly informed of the Arrival and Departure of such Go- vernment Cruisers, that he may take his Measures accordingly.

XV. The British Consul will be Se- curity for British Ships.

NOT

XV. ON THE SECURITY TO BE GIVEN FOR BRITISH MERCHANT VESSELS.-It has hitherto been the Custom, when an English Vessel entered the Port of Canton, that a Chinese Hong-Merchant stood Security for her, and all Duties and Charges were paid through such Security Merchant. But these Security Merchants being now done away with, it is understood that the British Consul will henceforth be Security for all British Merchant Ships entering any of the aforesaid Five Ports.

In re SALVADOR DE MELLO, deceased. [OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all other Persons, to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above Party, that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Monday, the 21st day of Novem- ber, 1853; or if none, that the Next of Kin, do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Adminis- tration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

In re JOHN CUNNINGHAM RYAN, deceased.

OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin, and all

the above Party, that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT, on Saturday, the Twenty-sixth day of November, 1853; or if none,,that the Next of Kin, do accept or refuse Letters of Administration; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

TONNAGE the RIVER THAMES, for the Detail of

JONNAGE required for the Conveyance from HONG-

TROOPS, as follows, viz :—

CORPS.

Officers.

Rank and

File.

Women.

Children.

Invalids,..

Royal Artillery,.

3

Royal Sappers and Miners,

63

51

87~

2

20:

2

13

44

This number will most likely increase rather than di- minish before the day of embarkation.

The above Detail of Troops to be provided with the usual regulated Ration by the Master while embarked; and the necessary space for erecting Hospital, Cabins, and Conveniences, to be furnished by the Parties tender- ing, who will be required to sign the Charter Parties.

Provided the Company of Artillery now on its passage from Ceylon to this Port does not arrive previously to the proposed departure of the Corps of Invalids in the last week in December next, Tonnage will only be re- quired for the Invalids, and in no case will the number of Officers exceed three.

Tonnage will also be required for about 10 Tons of ORDNANCE STORES, 8 Tons being Dead-weight (Saltpetrė); together with about 20 Tons of NAVAL STORES,-mostly Dead-weight.

Tenders will be received,-endorsed "Tenders for Troops," until Noon of Saturday, the 10th of December next, which are to specify the Rates for each Class of Persons, and Parties proposing to Tender may obtain full information on any previous day at the Office of the undersigned, from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R.N.,

Naval Storekeeper.

Her Majesty's Naval Yard,

Hongkong, 15th November, 1853.

TONNA

NOTICE.

JONNAGE required for the Conveyance from HONG- KONG to COLOMBO, in the ISLAND OF CEYLON, for the following Detail of the CEYLON RIFLE REGI- MENT, which may slightly differ before the day of em- barkation:-

Officers.

Officers' Wives.

10

Native Officers.

Non-Commis- sioned Officers, Do. Rank and

File.

Women.

is

Children.

271

33

32

The above Native Officers and Men are to be provided with the usual Fittings, and the proper proportion of Pro- visions daily, as follows:---

1 pint RICE.

0%.

CURRY STUFF.

Ib.

SALT FISH.

ΟΖ.

COFFEE.

lb.

BISCUIT.

12 oz. 11/

SUGAR.

GHEE.

lbs. FIREWOOD.

1 oz. SALT.

2 gals. WATER.

Each Native Woman to receive half of a Man's allow- ance, and each Child one-half that of a Woman, which is to be done at the expense of the Master or Owners of the Vessel accepted; and the Provisions subject to the ap- proval of a Board of Military Officers before the Ship pro- ceeds to Sea; also (unless five days' notice be given pre-

PUBLIC NOTICE.

NOTICE is will be held at the Chief Magistrate's

OTICE is hereby given, that a SPECIAL SESSION OF

Office, Victoria, on Tuesday, the Twenty-second Day of November next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the Sale of SPIRITUOUS AND FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the Year com- mencing on the First of December next.'

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this Office, Ten Days before the Session, in the form prescribed by Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, the 17th October, 1853.

THE

Chief Clerk.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the ERIN, will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Saturday, the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th November, 1853.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

THE PENINSULAR Ship ERIN, Captain ROBERTS, with

Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Sunday, the 27th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

A

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 14th November, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request- ed to make payment to her.

T. D. NEAVE, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

viously to the departure of the Ship), the Master will have A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or

to Mess the European Officers with their Wives and Fa- milies, agreeably to Admiralty Regulations.

Tenders endorsed "Tenders for Ceylon Rifle Regi- ment," will be received until Noon of Saturday, the 10th day of December next; and Parties proposing to Tender (who on their acceptance will be called upon to sign the Charter Parties), may obtain full particulars on any pre- vious day at the Office of the undersigned, during the usual Hours of Business.

Tenders to state the day that the Vessel will be pre- pared to proceed to her destination.

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R.N.,

Naval Storekeeper.

Her Majesty's Naval Yard,

Hongkong, 18th November, 1853.

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

TH

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

:

NOTICE.

TONNAGE the RIVER THAMES, for the Detail of

JONNAGE required for the Conveyance from HONG-

TROOPS, as follows, viz :—

CORPS.

Officers.

Rank and

File.

Women.

Children.

Invalids,..

Royal Artillery,.

3

Royal Sappers and Miners,

63

51

87~

2

20:

2

13

44

This number will most likely increase rather than di- minish before the day of embarkation.

The above Detail of Troops to be provided with the usual regulated Ration by the Master while embarked; and the necessary space for erecting Hospital, Cabins, and Conveniences, to be furnished by the Parties tender- ing, who will be required to sign the Charter Parties.

Provided the Company of Artillery now on its passage from Ceylon to this Port does not arrive previously to the proposed departure of the Corps of Invalids in the last week in December next, Tonnage will only be re- quired for the Invalids, and in no case will the number of Officers exceed three.

Tonnage will also be required for about 10 Tons of ORDNANCE STORES, 8 Tons being Dead-weight (Saltpetrė); together with about 20 Tons of NAVAL STORES,-mostly Dead-weight.

Tenders will be received,-endorsed "Tenders for Troops," until Noon of Saturday, the 10th of December next, which are to specify the Rates for each Class of Persons, and Parties proposing to Tender may obtain full information on any previous day at the Office of the undersigned, from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R.N.,

Naval Storekeeper.

Her Majesty's Naval Yard,

Hongkong, 15th November, 1853.

TONNA

NOTICE.

JONNAGE required for the Conveyance from HONG- KONG to COLOMBO, in the ISLAND OF CEYLON, for the following Detail of the CEYLON RIFLE REGI- MENT, which may slightly differ before the day of em- barkation:-

Officers.

Officers' Wives.

10

Native Officers.

Non-Commis- sioned Officers, Do. Rank and

File.

Women.

is

Children.

271

33

32

The above Native Officers and Men are to be provided with the usual Fittings, and the proper proportion of Pro- visions daily, as follows:---

1 pint RICE.

0%.

CURRY STUFF.

Ib.

SALT FISH.

ΟΖ.

COFFEE.

lb.

BISCUIT.

12 oz. 11/

SUGAR.

GHEE.

lbs. FIREWOOD.

1 oz. SALT.

2 gals. WATER.

Each Native Woman to receive half of a Man's allow- ance, and each Child one-half that of a Woman, which is to be done at the expense of the Master or Owners of the Vessel accepted; and the Provisions subject to the ap- proval of a Board of Military Officers before the Ship pro- ceeds to Sea; also (unless five days' notice be given pre-

PUBLIC NOTICE.

NOTICE is will be held at the Chief Magistrate's

OTICE is hereby given, that a SPECIAL SESSION OF

Office, Victoria, on Tuesday, the Twenty-second Day of November next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the purpose of granting LICENSES for the Sale of SPIRITUOUS AND FERMENTED LIQUORS, during the Year com- mencing on the First of December next.'

Applications for LICENSES must be lodged at this Office, Ten Days before the Session, in the form prescribed by Ordinance No. 11 of 1844.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, the 17th October, 1853.

THE

Chief Clerk.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS by the ERIN, will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Saturday, the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th November, 1853.

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

THE PENINSULAR Ship ERIN, Captain ROBERTS, with

Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Sunday, the 27th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 25th, SPECIE until Noon on the 26th, and PARCELS until 2 P. M. on the 26th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship- per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

A

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 14th November, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request- ed to make payment to her.

T. D. NEAVE, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM

viously to the departure of the Ship), the Master will have A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or

to Mess the European Officers with their Wives and Fa- milies, agreeably to Admiralty Regulations.

Tenders endorsed "Tenders for Ceylon Rifle Regi- ment," will be received until Noon of Saturday, the 10th day of December next; and Parties proposing to Tender (who on their acceptance will be called upon to sign the Charter Parties), may obtain full particulars on any pre- vious day at the Office of the undersigned, during the usual Hours of Business.

Tenders to state the day that the Vessel will be pre- pared to proceed to her destination.

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R.N.,

Naval Storekeeper.

Her Majesty's Naval Yard,

Hongkong, 18th November, 1853.

before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

TH

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

:

No. 10.

THE

DIEV

ET MON

DROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1853.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 2 of 1853.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE REMOVAL OF DOUBTS REGARDING THE RIGHT OF ALIENS TO HOLD AND TRANSFER PROPERTY WITHIN THE COLONY OF HONGKONG.

[17th November, 1853.]

WHEREAS Doubts have arisen regarding the Right of Aliens to hold and transfer Property within the Colony of Hongkong: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, in pursuance of the Act made and passed at a Session holden in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of Her Majesty, intituled “

Naturalization of Aliens," and of the Power inherent in the said Governor and An Act for the Council:

Title.

Preamble.

Aliens entitled

Lands in the Colo-

ny.

I. That it shall be lawful for any Alien, and he or she is hereby declared entitled, by Grant, Conveyance, Lease, Assignment, or Bequest, or otherwise, to take, acquire, to acquire and hold hold and possess, any Lands or other immoveable Property situated in this Island; and the said Lands or other Property as aforesaid to sell, transfer, assign, or be- queath, to any other Person, as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes, and transfer, assign, or with the same Rights, Remedies, Exemptions, and Privileges, as if he or she were bequeath the same. a Natural Born Subject of Her Majesty residing in this Island.

And to sell,

II. And that every such Grant, Conveyance, Lease, Assignment, or Bequest, Sale, Transfer, or other Act heretofore made or done by or with any such Alien, shall be done by Aliens to Acts heretofore deemed in Law as valid and effectual as if it had been made or done by or with Natural Born British Subject.

any

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong, this 17th Day of November, 1853.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO, Clerk of Councils.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the ERIN, will

be closed at 6 o'clock P.M. on Saturday, the 26th

instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours

of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

18th November, 1853.

A

S. G. BONHAM.

NOTICE.

be valid.

late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon,

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the

with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request- are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- ed to make payment to her.

T. D. NEAVE, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

}

No. 11.

THE

DIEU

ET MONA

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE hitherto infor, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this don established, unti THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant,

be here after the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary,

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c. is pleased to notify that Mr. Vice-Consul Elmslie having this day returned to China will officiate as Consul at the port of Canton, pending the arrival of Dr. Bowring, and that Mr. Interpre- ter Parkes, will officiate as Vice-Consul during the same period.

By Order,

HORATIO NELSON LAY,

In the absence of Mr. Officiating Secretary Medhurst.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th November 1853.

A

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIA REGINÆ.

No. 3 of 1853.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE DUTIES OF CHINESE TEPOS APPOINTED UNDER ORDINANCE No. 13 of 1844; TO DETERMINE THEIR EMOLUMENTS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMICABLE SETTLEMENT OF CIVIL SUITS AMONG THE CHINESE POPULATION OF HONGKONG.

[2nd December, 1853.] WHEREAS disputes occasionally arise among the Chinese Population of this Colony which might be more conveniently and amicably settled by the Tepo, aided by the respectable Chinese Inhabitants, than before an English Tribunal; and whereas with a view to make the Tepos of the several Districts of the Colony more efficient, and to extend their usefulness, it is desirable that the voluntary Fees now paid by Chi- nese Householders for the support of the said Tepos be made rateable and compul- sory :-Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

Title.

Preamble.

I. Whenever the majority of Rate-payers in any District for which a Tepo has Ordinance to take been appointed under the said Ordinance No. 13 of 1844, shall, by petition to the effect by proclama- Governor, declare their wish to adopt the provisions of this Ordinance, the Governor tion of the Gover- may by proclamation declare that this Ordinance shall be in force in the said District; majority of Rate- and before such proclamation this Ordinance shall not apply to any such District. payers.

nor, on petition of

}

No. 11.

THE

DIEU

ET MONA

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE hitherto infor, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this don established, unti THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant,

be here after the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary,

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c. is pleased to notify that Mr. Vice-Consul Elmslie having this day returned to China will officiate as Consul at the port of Canton, pending the arrival of Dr. Bowring, and that Mr. Interpre- ter Parkes, will officiate as Vice-Consul during the same period.

By Order,

HORATIO NELSON LAY,

In the absence of Mr. Officiating Secretary Medhurst.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong,

28th November 1853.

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HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIA REGINÆ.

No. 3 of 1853.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AN ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE DUTIES OF CHINESE TEPOS APPOINTED UNDER ORDINANCE No. 13 of 1844; TO DETERMINE THEIR EMOLUMENTS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMICABLE SETTLEMENT OF CIVIL SUITS AMONG THE CHINESE POPULATION OF HONGKONG.

[2nd December, 1853.] WHEREAS disputes occasionally arise among the Chinese Population of this Colony which might be more conveniently and amicably settled by the Tepo, aided by the respectable Chinese Inhabitants, than before an English Tribunal; and whereas with a view to make the Tepos of the several Districts of the Colony more efficient, and to extend their usefulness, it is desirable that the voluntary Fees now paid by Chi- nese Householders for the support of the said Tepos be made rateable and compul- sory :-Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:-

Title.

Preamble.

I. Whenever the majority of Rate-payers in any District for which a Tepo has Ordinance to take been appointed under the said Ordinance No. 13 of 1844, shall, by petition to the effect by proclama- Governor, declare their wish to adopt the provisions of this Ordinance, the Governor tion of the Gover- may by proclamation declare that this Ordinance shall be in force in the said District; majority of Rate- and before such proclamation this Ordinance shall not apply to any such District. payers.

nor, on petition of

Rate-payers to elect Assessors.

Assessors choose Tepo.

to

Mode ofelection.

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II. After Proclamation so made, the Rate-payers of the said District shall elect from among themselves not less than five nor more than twelve Persons, whose Names they shall submit to the Governor for his approval, and after approval such Persons shall, for One Year from the date of such approval, and afterwards until their Suc- cessors be chosen, become Assessors of the District: And should a less number than Twelve be chosen and approved, the Governor may nominate fit Persons to fill the vacancies. The Governor may also from time to time direct that any vacancy occurring afterwards among the said Assessors be filled in like manner by election and approval, and in default of election within a time to be fixed by him, may himself nominate persons to fill the vacancies.

III. The Assessors so approved and nominated shall by a majority of Votes choose One of their number to be Tepe and such Person after approval by the Governor shall be Tepo of the District for One Year from the date of such approval, and after- wards until his Successor be chosen. Provided that nothing herein contained shall be held to circumscribe the Power of appointing such Tepo, possessed by the Gover- nor under Section II. of the said Ordinance No. 13 of 1844.

IV. The election of Assessors and Tepo shall take place not oftener than once a Qualification of year, at such time and in such manner as the Governor may determine, and the qua- Electors and As-lification for an Elector or Assessor shall be the previous occupation during One Year immediately preceding the election of a Tenement rated to the Police Tax, and the payment of all Arrears of the said Tax: And all disputes as to qualification or the mode of election shall be determined by the Chief Magistrate.

sessors.

Assessors to fix Salary of Tepo,

V. The majority of Assessors may from time to time, not being oftener than once in the year, by petition to the Governor declare what Salary they consider it necessary that Expense how to the Tepo should receive, and the Governor may thereupon authorize the said Asses- be defrayed. sors to levy on the Annual Value (as assessed to the Police Tax), of all Premises in the occupation of Chinese Tenants, a Rate per Cent sufficient to defray the amount Application

of of such Salary: and from the Money so raised the Assessors shall pay the Salary surplus Funds.

to the said Tepo, reserving the remainder, if any, for such other purposes of Public utility as the Governor may sanction. And the Chief Magistrate may enforce the payment of the said Rate by distress and sale of the Goods and Chattels found on the Premises of the defaulter, in the manner provided by Ordinance No. 2. of 1845, for the enforcement of the payment of Police Rates.

Chinese causes, with con- sent of Plaintiff and Defen-

decision to Tepo of the Dis- trict.

a Magistrate their full con- sent to the reference.

VI. If any Person have a complaint against a Chinese he may apply for redress to dant, may be referred for the Tepo of the District, who shall use his best endeavour to obtain an amicable Settlement thereof. Failing such Settlement he shall ask the Plaintiff and Defen- Parties to declare before dant in the case, whether they are willing that he should determine the dispute as- sisted by Assessors; and should the Parties consent to such determination, they shall, if resident within the limits of the city of Victoria, thereupon sign before some Justice of the Peace a declaration of their consent. The Tepo shall then Summon all the Tepo may then decide, Assessors to his assistance; and shall proceed to hear and determine the Case, not less than Three Assessors being present during the Proceedings; and the decision of standing, refer the Parties the majority of the Assessors present, (the Tepo voting as an Assessor and having also the casting vote,) shall be binding upon the Parties: but the Assessors instead of coming to a decision may, if they think it proper, refer the matter for the decision of the proper English Tribunal.

with the assistance of Three

Assessors.

Assessors may notwith-

to the proper English Tri- bunal.

Decision of the

how enforced.

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VII. The decision so given by the Tepo and Assessors shall be reported in writing Tepo and Assessors by the Tepo to the Chief Magistrate, who, upon being duly called upon so to do, and upon being satisfied that, the parties voluntarily submitted their dispute for de- termination in this manner, shall enforce the judgment by distress and sale of the Goods and Chattels of the defaulter, and failing these, by Imprisonment not exceed- ing Six Months. Provided that, if the judgment appear to him on the face of it to be manifestly erroneous or unjust, he may refuse to enforce it, and may remit the Case to be re-heard by the Tepo and Assessors, or to be re-heard by the proper English Tri- bunal.

Ordinance to ap-

VIII. Nothing herein contained shall be held to give to such Tepo or Assessors ply to Civil causes jurisdiction over any Criminal cause, or to prevent any Person from bringing his only.

complaint in the first instance before any English Court having jurisdiction therein.

S. G. BONHAM.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 2nd Day of December, 1853.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

NOTICE.

be the Land and Premises situated

OTICE is hereby given that during the Current

The Let or Solo No. 44, lately in the occupation UOUS LIQUORS have been granted, Ten o'clock on

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

2d December, 1853.

the mornings of the First Tuesday in each Calendar Month has been fixed, in pursuance of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, as the times at which Applications for the transfer of LICENSES will be heard.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 29th November, 1853.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

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Rate-payers to elect Assessors.

Assessors choose Tepo.

to

Mode ofelection.

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II. After Proclamation so made, the Rate-payers of the said District shall elect from among themselves not less than five nor more than twelve Persons, whose Names they shall submit to the Governor for his approval, and after approval such Persons shall, for One Year from the date of such approval, and afterwards until their Suc- cessors be chosen, become Assessors of the District: And should a less number than Twelve be chosen and approved, the Governor may nominate fit Persons to fill the vacancies. The Governor may also from time to time direct that any vacancy occurring afterwards among the said Assessors be filled in like manner by election and approval, and in default of election within a time to be fixed by him, may himself nominate persons to fill the vacancies.

III. The Assessors so approved and nominated shall by a majority of Votes choose One of their number to be Tepe and such Person after approval by the Governor shall be Tepo of the District for One Year from the date of such approval, and after- wards until his Successor be chosen. Provided that nothing herein contained shall be held to circumscribe the Power of appointing such Tepo, possessed by the Gover- nor under Section II. of the said Ordinance No. 13 of 1844.

IV. The election of Assessors and Tepo shall take place not oftener than once a Qualification of year, at such time and in such manner as the Governor may determine, and the qua- Electors and As-lification for an Elector or Assessor shall be the previous occupation during One Year immediately preceding the election of a Tenement rated to the Police Tax, and the payment of all Arrears of the said Tax: And all disputes as to qualification or the mode of election shall be determined by the Chief Magistrate.

sessors.

Assessors to fix Salary of Tepo,

V. The majority of Assessors may from time to time, not being oftener than once in the year, by petition to the Governor declare what Salary they consider it necessary that Expense how to the Tepo should receive, and the Governor may thereupon authorize the said Asses- be defrayed. sors to levy on the Annual Value (as assessed to the Police Tax), of all Premises in the occupation of Chinese Tenants, a Rate per Cent sufficient to defray the amount Application

of of such Salary: and from the Money so raised the Assessors shall pay the Salary surplus Funds.

to the said Tepo, reserving the remainder, if any, for such other purposes of Public utility as the Governor may sanction. And the Chief Magistrate may enforce the payment of the said Rate by distress and sale of the Goods and Chattels found on the Premises of the defaulter, in the manner provided by Ordinance No. 2. of 1845, for the enforcement of the payment of Police Rates.

Chinese causes, with con- sent of Plaintiff and Defen-

decision to Tepo of the Dis- trict.

a Magistrate their full con- sent to the reference.

VI. If any Person have a complaint against a Chinese he may apply for redress to dant, may be referred for the Tepo of the District, who shall use his best endeavour to obtain an amicable Settlement thereof. Failing such Settlement he shall ask the Plaintiff and Defen- Parties to declare before dant in the case, whether they are willing that he should determine the dispute as- sisted by Assessors; and should the Parties consent to such determination, they shall, if resident within the limits of the city of Victoria, thereupon sign before some Justice of the Peace a declaration of their consent. The Tepo shall then Summon all the Tepo may then decide, Assessors to his assistance; and shall proceed to hear and determine the Case, not less than Three Assessors being present during the Proceedings; and the decision of standing, refer the Parties the majority of the Assessors present, (the Tepo voting as an Assessor and having also the casting vote,) shall be binding upon the Parties: but the Assessors instead of coming to a decision may, if they think it proper, refer the matter for the decision of the proper English Tribunal.

with the assistance of Three

Assessors.

Assessors may notwith-

to the proper English Tri- bunal.

Decision of the

how enforced.

¿

VII. The decision so given by the Tepo and Assessors shall be reported in writing Tepo and Assessors by the Tepo to the Chief Magistrate, who, upon being duly called upon so to do, and upon being satisfied that, the parties voluntarily submitted their dispute for de- termination in this manner, shall enforce the judgment by distress and sale of the Goods and Chattels of the defaulter, and failing these, by Imprisonment not exceed- ing Six Months. Provided that, if the judgment appear to him on the face of it to be manifestly erroneous or unjust, he may refuse to enforce it, and may remit the Case to be re-heard by the Tepo and Assessors, or to be re-heard by the proper English Tri- bunal.

Ordinance to ap-

VIII. Nothing herein contained shall be held to give to such Tepo or Assessors ply to Civil causes jurisdiction over any Criminal cause, or to prevent any Person from bringing his only.

complaint in the first instance before any English Court having jurisdiction therein.

S. G. BONHAM.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 2nd Day of December, 1853.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

NOTICE.

be the Land and Premises situated

OTICE is hereby given that during the Current

The Let or Solo No. 44, lately in the occupation UOUS LIQUORS have been granted, Ten o'clock on

of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

2d December, 1853.

the mornings of the First Tuesday in each Calendar Month has been fixed, in pursuance of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, as the times at which Applications for the transfer of LICENSES will be heard.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 29th November, 1853.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

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OTICE is hereby given that the SITTINGS for the present month of the SUPREME COURT, under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on Friday the sixth day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court. WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court,

1st December, 1853.

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NOTICE.

In re JOHN CUNNINGHAM RYAN, deceased. SALVADOR DE MELLO.

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LL Claims against the above Estates must be proved A before the Official Administrator, before the Third

day of June 1854; otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve, at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

29th November, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st October, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,.

.$61,578*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND,

Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st November, 1853.

I certify that I this day examined the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation and that the Amount of Specie shown was sufficient in the terms of the Charter.

28th November, 1853.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

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\HE next General Mails per MALTA, will be closed at 6 o'clock, P.M., on Saturday, the 10th instant; and the customary Suplementary Mail will be made up the following morning, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND, Post Master.

Post Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st December, 1853.

(Signed,)

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer. •

ONNAGE required for the Conveyance from HONG- in

CEYLON,

the following Detail of the CEYLON RIFLE REGI- MENT, which may slightly differ before the day of em- barkation:

Officers.

Officers' Wives.

Native Officers.

Non-Commis- sioned Officers,] Do. Rank and

File.

Women.

Children,

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

Captain

Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Sunday, the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the

9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS

until

P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED,

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 1st December, 1853.

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2

271

33

32

The above Native Officers and Men are to be provided with the usual Fittings, and the proper proportion of Pro- visions daily, as follows:--

1 pint RICE.

OZ.

CURRY STUFF.

Ib.

SALT FISH.

OZ.

COFFEE.

lb.

BISCUIT.

12 oz. SUGAR.

1호 GHEE.

"".

3 lbs. FIREWOOD. 11⁄2 oz. SALT. 2 gals. WATER.

Each Native Woman to receive half of a Man's allow- ance, and each Child one-half that of a Woman, which is to be done at the expense of the Master or Owners of the proval of a Board of Military Officers before the Ship pro- Vessel accepted; and the Provisions subject to the ap-

ceeds to Sea; also (unless five days' notice be given pre- viously to the departure of the Ship), the Master will have to Mess the European Officers with their Wives and Fa- milies, agreeably to Admiralty Regulations.

Tenders endorsed "Tenders for Ceylon Rifle Regi- day of December next; and Parties proposing to Tender ment," will be received until Noon of Saturday, the 10th (who on their acceptance will be called upon to sign the Charter Parties), may obtain full particulars on any pre- vious day at the Office of the undersigned, during the usual Hours of Business.

Tenders to state the day that the Vessel will be pre- pared to proceed to her destination.

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R.N.,

Naval Storekeeper.

Her Majesty's Naval Yard,

Hongkong, 18th November, 1853.

OTICE is hereby given that the SITTINGS for the present month of the SUPREME COURT, under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on Friday the sixth day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court. WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court,

1st December, 1853.

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NOTICE.

In re JOHN CUNNINGHAM RYAN, deceased. SALVADOR DE MELLO.

""

LL Claims against the above Estates must be proved A before the Official Administrator, before the Third

day of June 1854; otherwise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate payment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar-Official Administrator.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve, at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

29th November, 1853.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 31st October, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,.

.$61,578*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND,

Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st November, 1853.

I certify that I this day examined the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation and that the Amount of Specie shown was sufficient in the terms of the Charter.

28th November, 1853.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

T

\HE next General Mails per MALTA, will be closed at 6 o'clock, P.M., on Saturday, the 10th instant; and the customary Suplementary Mail will be made up the following morning, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND, Post Master.

Post Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st December, 1853.

(Signed,)

NOTICE.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer. •

ONNAGE required for the Conveyance from HONG- in

CEYLON,

the following Detail of the CEYLON RIFLE REGI- MENT, which may slightly differ before the day of em- barkation:

Officers.

Officers' Wives.

Native Officers.

Non-Commis- sioned Officers,] Do. Rank and

File.

Women.

Children,

STEAM FOR

SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE, ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

AND SOUTHAMPTON;

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, AND CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COM-

Captain

Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Sunday, the 11th instant, at 2 P. M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the

9th, SPECIE until Noon on the 10th, and PARCELS

until

P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED,

A written declaration of the Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Ship per to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office,

Hongkong, 1st December, 1853.

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2

271

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The above Native Officers and Men are to be provided with the usual Fittings, and the proper proportion of Pro- visions daily, as follows:--

1 pint RICE.

OZ.

CURRY STUFF.

Ib.

SALT FISH.

OZ.

COFFEE.

lb.

BISCUIT.

12 oz. SUGAR.

1호 GHEE.

"".

3 lbs. FIREWOOD. 11⁄2 oz. SALT. 2 gals. WATER.

Each Native Woman to receive half of a Man's allow- ance, and each Child one-half that of a Woman, which is to be done at the expense of the Master or Owners of the proval of a Board of Military Officers before the Ship pro- Vessel accepted; and the Provisions subject to the ap-

ceeds to Sea; also (unless five days' notice be given pre- viously to the departure of the Ship), the Master will have to Mess the European Officers with their Wives and Fa- milies, agreeably to Admiralty Regulations.

Tenders endorsed "Tenders for Ceylon Rifle Regi- day of December next; and Parties proposing to Tender ment," will be received until Noon of Saturday, the 10th (who on their acceptance will be called upon to sign the Charter Parties), may obtain full particulars on any pre- vious day at the Office of the undersigned, during the usual Hours of Business.

Tenders to state the day that the Vessel will be pre- pared to proceed to her destination.

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R.N.,

Naval Storekeeper.

Her Majesty's Naval Yard,

Hongkong, 18th November, 1853.

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NOTICE.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

TONNAGE required for R THAMES, for the Detail of

ONNAGE required for the Conveyance from HONG. By order of W. H. Alexander, Esq., Acting Registrar

TROOPS, as follows, viz :-

CORPS.

Invalids,..

Royal Artillery,

Royal Sappers and Miners,

CON Officers.

File. Rank and

Women.

Children.

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2

63

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2

ON LO

2

13

This number will most likely increase rather than di- minish before the day of embarkation.

of the Supreme Court of Hongkong.

will sember, 1953, at HE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on

THE

C10N, on

The Good will and Stock in trade of the PUBLIC HOUSE known as the LONDON TAVERN.

HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, 2 Horses, 1 WHALE BOAT with

Sails, and the Schooner Jim Crow.

Further particulars will be stated in the Handbills.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

Hongkong, 3d December, 1853.

A

NOTICE.

T. D. NEAVÉ, One of the Executors.

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the The above Detail of Troops to be provided with the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon- usual regulated Ration by the Master while embarked; | are requested to send them in to Mrs. MORRISON forth- and the necessary space for erecting Hospital, Cabins, with; and those indebted to the said Estate are request, and Conveniences, to be furnished by the Parties tender-ed to make payment to her. ing, who will be required to sign the Charter Parties.

Provided the Company of Artillery now on its passage from Ceylon to this Port does not arrive previously to the proposed departure of the Corps of Invalids in the last week in December next, Tonnage will only be re- quired for the Invalids, and in no case will the number of Officers exceed three.

Tonnage will also be required for about 10 Tons of ORDNANCE STORES, 8 Tons being Dead-weight (Saltpetre); together with about 20 Tons of NAVAL STORES,-mostly Dead-weight.

Tenders will be received,-endorsed "Tenders for Troops," until Noon of Saturday, the 10th of December next, which are to specify the Rates for each Class of Persons, and Parties proposing to Tender may obtain full information on any previous day at the Office of the undersigned, from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M..

CHARLES PARKER, Commander R.N.,

Naval Storekeeper.

Her Majesty's Naval Yard,

Hongkong, 15th November, 1853.

Hongkong, 22d October, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM A ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

TH

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.-

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M., and on Thursdays at 5 P. M.

• Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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His Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to direct that the annexed RETURNS of British TRADE at the PORT OF SHANGHAE during the Year ending 31st December 1852, be published for general information.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th December, 1853.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

RETURN of British SHIPPING at the PORT OF SHANGHAE, during the Year ending 31st December, 1852.

DEPARTED.

ARRIVED.

.

No.

NAME OF VESSEL.

TON-

DATE OF ENTRY. NAGE.

No. OF

CREW.

WHERE FROM

NATURE OF Cargo.

VALUE OF CARGO.

DATE OF

CLEAR-

TON-

NAGE.

WHERE BOUND.

NATURE OF CARGO.

VALUE OF CArgo.

ANCE.

£

sd

£

d

ana

2

342 Rotterdam

Tea

9,720

590 Druid,

21

337 Singapore

Tea

4,244

"}

607 Athole,

21

408 Halifax

Tea

13,950

608 Chebucto,

"3

609 Eliza,...

Jan. 1

246

13 Canton

General

610 Ruby,

27 443

17 Sydney

Sandalwood

2,847

2,324

16

246 London

Tea & Silk

26,154|

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""

""

**

April 1

443 Sydney

Tea

611 Niagara,

30

336

14 Singapore

Straits

4,120

Feb. 28

336 Singapore

General

612 John Bright,

30

591

22 Liverpool

General

41,730

Mar. 20

591 London

Tea & Silk

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613 Cathaya,

Feb.

2 4071

18

42,120

Feb. 24

407 Liverpool

Tea

9,154

550

57,949

15,909

"" ""

""

"

"" ""

99

""

""

""

614 Sydney, ...

2

184

18 Canton

325

Mar. 19

184 Manila

Tea & Silk

19

>>

615 Mangosteeň,

10

383

16

Ballast

22

383 Cowes

Tea

8,104

13,433

""

"" "

"

,,

616 India,

10

573

22 Singapore

L

Straits

617 Pedlar,

19

193

9 Sydney

Rice

3,653

1,635

13

573 London

Tea & Silk

""

"}

9.5

10

193 Falmouth

Tea

"" "}

"

618 Royal Sovereign,

21

159

13 South Sea Islands Sandalwood

1,020

17

"

159 Sydney

Tea

35,582

6,125

2,114

""

"

""

""

"}

619 Spec,

...

620 Island Queen,

March 1

105

11 Ningpo

Ballast

6

"

105 Ningpo

Re-exports

5 195

30 Hongkong

General

5,710

6

""

195 Hongkong

Brass

588

""

""

621 Duke of Richmond,

11

470

20 Sydney

Ballast

29

470 London

Tea

41,479

""

""

622 Old England,

27 502

/

23 Liverpool

General

623 Geelong,

31

392

17 London

624 Katherine Sharer,... April 2

512

18 Hongkong

625 Shanghae,

10

412

90

36,833

22,832

1,548

5,327

""

""

April 10

502 Liverpool

Tea

15,825

>>

16

392 London

Tea & Silk

91,469

""

19

512

Tea

50,379|

"" ""

""

"

16

"

412 Hongkong

Silk

626 Audax,

26

150

28

"

...

627 Celestial,

May 14

438

21 London

4,500

42,760

28

150

Silk

99

""

,,

""

May 29

438 Halifax

Tea

78,300

12,075

14,589

"

"" "

"" ""

>>

628 British Sovereign,...

629 Arabia,

21

491

22 Singapore

4,040

June 25

491 Amoy

Ballast

"

19

""

""

22

362

17 Hongkong

"

630 Thomasine,

25

365

14 Singapore

Straits

...

Carried down,.

7,909

473

7,477

3,215

£ 234,016

16

362 Australia

Tea

""

""

10

365 New York

Tea

11,754

14,394

27

""

8,996

£533,840

52

Brought down,

7,909

473;

631 Island Queen,

May 25

195

30 Hongkong

General

632 Balmoral,

26

356

14

>>

"

""

£ 234,016 s d

5,512

32,472

8,996

£ 533,840 s

d

May 26

195 Hongkong

Wool

630

">

>>

""

June 12

356 London

Tea & Silk

17,352

633 Voyageur,...

26

294

13

19

""

275

"

>>

""

24

وو

634 Sir H. Pottinger,

294 Sydney

Tea

10,625

27

334

16 Liverpool

""

635 D. of Lancaster,

12

400

18

""

39,442

33,236

""

""

25

334 Liverpool

Tea & Silk

32,930

""

636 Challenger,

Jun

une 14

698

30 London

""

48,511

""

Augt. 5

July 27

400

Tea & Silk

""

30,820

""

698 London

Tea & Silk

97,615

637 Equator,

15

235

""

23 Amoy

35

2,245

""

Augt. 10

235

Tea

""

9,680

638 Lady M. Wood,

17

296

70 Hongkong

Ballast

>"}

33

June 17

296 Hongkong

Silk

62,325

639 Viscount Sandon,

18

540

"

24 Singapore

General

5,935

"Sept. 20

640 Niagara,...

540 Liverpool

Tea & Silk

24,037

19

336

14

دو

1,599

"

641 Whampoa,...

21

376

25 Amoy

2,306

""

Augt. 28

Nov.

336 London

Tea & Silk

21,365

>>

41

642 Helen Lindsay,

376 Sydney

Tea

10,290

21

544

17 Canton

23,204

643 Hannibal,

23

576

23 London

47,927

""

"

Augt. 23

July 26

*

544 London

Tea & Silk

80,550

""

576

Tea & Silk

107,750

644 Helen Mary,..

23

379

15 Amoy

Ballast

""

31

19

""

379 Guam

Ballast

645 Marinon,

24

568

"

20 Canton

General

7,124

>>

""

Sept. 2

568 London

Tea

21,280

وو

646 Bride,

261

172

30 Bombay

Ballast

"July 14

172 Hongkong

Ballast

""

647 Prince Charlie,

28

433

"

11 California

"

""

""

Sept. 10

433 London

Tea & Silk

648 Gem,

30

249

23 Amoy

Straits

2,313

59

""

Augt. 21

249 Singapore

General

649 Menam,

July 2

472

17 Singapore

""

2,889, Sept. 9

472 London

Tea & Silk

64,845

1,360

62,955

33

"

وو

>>

""

29

650 Time,

94

""

12 East Coast

General

3,423

وو

July 29

651 Emigrant,...

652 Cambalu,

94 Ningpo

Ballast

394

"

30 Macassar

3,530

"

""

22

10

536

"

23 Liverpool

394 Amoy

Ballast

""

>>

"

63,110

Augt. 12

653 Earl of Chester,. 654 Lady M. Wood,

655 Dewan,

656 Ann Nelson,

536 Liverpool

Tea & Silk

15

517

22

"

47,576

Sept. 13

517 London,

Tea

17

296

"

70 Hongkong

Ballast

19

118

...

24 Bombay

»» July 17

296 Hongkong

Silk

30,140

17,805

50,475

""

""

Cotton

750

22

118

Ballast

13

...

20 404

17 Singapore

Straits

4,097,

657 John Bartlett,

20

382

14 Sydney

Timber

85

""

Sept. 20

Nov.

404 London

Tea & Silk

93,835

8

382

Tea

12,105

658 John Bunyan,

...Augt. 4

466

20 London

General

30,595,

>>

659 Spec,

105

14 Ningpo

Ballast

660 Crisis,

16

426

19 Liverpool

Sept. 10

"Augt. 16

466

Tea & Silk

· 98,105

105 Ningpo

Re-exports

General

39,510

""

""

661 Berenice,

16

332

26 Amoy

Sept. 13

426 Liverpool

Tea

16,440

""

Straits

""

>>

Nov. 2

332 Sydney

Tea

10,840

662 Countess of Seafield,

16

450

20

General

22,565,

»Sept. 13

450 London

Tea & Silk

21,940

663 Audax,

17

150)

21 Hongkong

13

7,714

23

"

664 Frances Barclay,

Augt. 19

150 Hongkong

Silk

1,650

"

""

18

240

13 Liverpool

"

665 Inchinnan,

27,610, Sept. 25

240 Australia

Tea

6,570

"

18 565

>>

25 New Zealand

Timber

1,250

""

666 Kitty,...,

667 Lady M. Wood,

Carried over,

19 200

་་་

"

23 Amoy

Straits

890,

"}

201 296

80 Hongkong

Ballast

"Augt. 26

Sept. 21

Augt. 23

565 Amoy

Ballast

""

200

General

830

"

""

296 Hongkong

Ballast

21,333 1,379

£ 741,711

22,420

£1,550,984

53

Brought over

21,333

1,379.

668 William Stewart, Augt. 23

576

23 Canton

Ballast

669 Ararat,

23

299

24 Singapore

Straits

£ 741,711 sd

1,226

""

""

| 22,420)

Oct.

2.

576 London

Tea & Silk

}"

Sept. 13

299 Sydney

Tea

£1,550,984 s d

65,016

9,490.

>>

670 Mohawk,

23

442

19 Canton

General

450..

671 Sisters,

24

172

18 Singapore

Straits

1,663

Augt. 27

Oct. 15

442 Manila

Tea

172 Amoy

General

672 Panic,

24

449

21 Canton

General

6,655

9

449 Cork

Tea

3,300

1,000

16,130

ور

"

"}

>>

"

13

673 Spec,

27

105

14 Ningpo

Timber

"

»Augt.31

105 Ningpo

Re-exports

""

2)

674 Trident,

28

323|

20 Amoy

General

4,702

Sept. 23

323 Amoy

Re-exports

575

675 Countess of Derby,

30

328

14 Canton

Ballast

"

Oct. 19

328 Sydney

Tea

12,120

>"

''

676 Clarissa,

30

223

35 Amoy

General

"

677 La Felice,

..Sept. 4

194

201

2,078,,

814

>>

Sept. 25

223 Amoy

Gypsum

62

">

>>

"

678 Time,...

10

94

10 Woosung

Ballast

""

Oct. 16

Sept. 13

194

Re-exports

5871

>>

""

94 Woosung

Tea

679 Spec,

680 Mehemet Ali, 681 Afghan,

11

105

14 Ningpo

Wood

17

""

105 Ningpo

Re-exports

...

131

351

11 Amoy

Ballast

30

>>

>>

""

351 London

Tea

2,375

770

12,010

23

"" 13

...

13

675

37 Hongkong

"" "

Oct. 27

675

Tea & Silk

100,345

"

-

''

682 Lady M. Wood,

16

2961

80

""

Sept. 18

296 Hongkong

Silk

20,025

55

"

683 John Knox,

684 Sea Witch,

685 Abergeldie,

686 Menzies, 687 Success,... 688 Aurora,

689 Duilius,

22

296

15 London

General

31,023

"

"

Oct. 15

296 London

Tea & Silk

37,660

""

...

""

27

336

18

31,155

"

>>

Nov.

"

>

...

""

27

600

23

36,957

""

1

Oct. 30

336

Tea & Silk

36,985

"

""

600

Tea & Silk

25,000

,,

29

448

21 Singapore

19,589

Nov.

6

""

448 Bristol

Tea

19,195

"

Oct. 12

331

15 Hongkong

13

386

32

2,306

2,889

6i

"

دو

331 Liverpool

Tea

1

">

""

386 Port Phillip

Tea

15

328

12 Port Phillip

Ballast

16

*

328 Sydney

Tea

17,905

10,300

10,190,,

"

13

690 Mencius,

691 Time,

18

510

20 Liverpool

General

18!

96

12 Woosung

Ballast

692 Rosamond, 693 Lockett,...

694 Acis,

695 Enterprize, 696 Sea Queen, 697 Lady M. Wood,

18

365

19 Liverpool

General

19

576

24

...

23

114

12 Amoy

58,253,,

48,440

53,195

62

16

""

""

510 Liverpool

Tea & Silk

22,385

"

" ""

Dec. 6

96 Woosung

Ballast

""

21

Nov, 25

365 Liverpool

Tea & Silk

27,510

"3

""

27

>>

576 London

Tea & Silk

25

114 Hobart Town

Tea

44,435

3,290

>>

"" "

>> ""

·

25

80

7 Ningpo

Ballast

""

""

Oct. 26

80 Ningpo

Re-exports

>>

99

27

413

16 Sydney

Copper ore

>>

"

Nov, 23

413 Port Phillip

Tea

"

30

296

70 Hongkong

Ballast

3

"

>>

"

296 Hongkong

Silk

12,460

17,250

"" ""

"}

698 Enterprize,

Nov.

801

7 Ningpo

4.

>>

""

80 Ningpo

Re-exports

>>

""

699 City of Kandy,

392

16 Canton

General

6,787

""

"

Dec.

4

392 Clyde

Tea

15,155

""

700 Ann Mitchell,

13

756

26 Manila

5,235,,

701 Cassiterrides,

19

414

16 New York

Coals

Dec. 29

414 London

Tea & Silk

21,430

"

702 John Dugdale,

23

407

18, Hongkong

Sugar

2,352

15

407 Halifax

Tea

15,995

19

703 Lady M. Wood,

23 296

70

Ballast

Nov. 24

"

296 Hongkong

Ballast

"

"J

704 Empress,

25

257

- 20

General

2,639

Carried forward,

33,742 2,228

£ 1,060,181

Dec. 15

257 Australia

34,073

Tea

7,025

""

£2,138,959

"

"}

34,073

"

"

"

"

Dec. 15

"

80 Ningpo

24

108

""

"

28

"

co

"

"}

150 Hongkong

""

"

33,742 2,228

£1,060,181 s

Nov. 30

371

40 Singapore

4,441

...Dec.

6

478

18 Amoy

11

672

20 New Zealand

";

2,870

3,411

""

"

""

13]

253

31

"}

13 Liverpool

13

403

18 Canton

26,791

3,197

15

23

08

08

7 Ningpo

7

"

24

150

"

30 Hongkong

3,991

31

532

100

"

"

Brought forward, ...

707 Joseph Fletcher, 706 Wild Flower,

705 Fatel Ohěh,

708 Emily,

709 Naomi,

...

710 Enterprize, 711 Enterprize,

712 Audax,

713 Erin,

...

...

...

...

***

儒渴

Total Tons,

36,761 2,481 Men.

British Consulate, Shanghae,

31st December, 1852.

Total Imports, ... £1,104,882

Tons, 34,383)

| | | | │

£2,138,959 s d

<<

"3

""

>>

19

"..

""

Ballast

Re-exports

Tea

"3

66

16

2,916,,

Total Exports,,,,£2,141,875

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

"}

23

54

TE

NOTICE.

ENDERS will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before the 26th instant for the erection of a Guard House and other works at the New Govern- ment House.

Plans and specifications may be seen upon application at the Surveyor General's Office between the hours of 10 and 3 P.M.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Hongkong, 10th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

10 be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

To

upon MARINE LOT No. 44, lately in the occupation of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

2d December, 1853.

NOTICE, is Which LIONSES for the Sale of SPIRIT-

"OTICE is hereby given that during the Current

UOUS LIQUORS have been granted, Ten o'clock on the mornings of the First Tuesday in each Calendar Month has been fixed, in pursuance of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, as he times at which Applications for the transfer of LICENSES will be heard.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 29th November, 1853.

N

QTICE is hereby given that the SITTINGS for the present month of the SUPREME COURT, under

its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on Friday the sixth day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court,

1st December, 1853.

OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of

of Criminal

the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

2

NOTICE.

In re JOHN CUNNINGHAM RYAN, deceased.

SALVADOR DE MELLO.

A

">

LL Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the Official Administrator, before the Third day of June 1854; otherwise they will not be included in the Schemes of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate pay ment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

ALL Persons Living Claim against the Estate of the

late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, must send them in to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of December, 1853; and those indebted to the said Estate are requested to make payment to

Α

H. E. MORRISON, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 6th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

TH

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

"}

34,073

"

"

"

"

Dec. 15

"

80 Ningpo

24

108

""

"

28

"

co

"

"}

150 Hongkong

""

"

33,742 2,228

£1,060,181 s

Nov. 30

371

40 Singapore

4,441

...Dec.

6

478

18 Amoy

11

672

20 New Zealand

";

2,870

3,411

""

"

""

13]

253

31

"}

13 Liverpool

13

403

18 Canton

26,791

3,197

15

23

08

08

7 Ningpo

7

"

24

150

"

30 Hongkong

3,991

31

532

100

"

"

Brought forward, ...

707 Joseph Fletcher, 706 Wild Flower,

705 Fatel Ohěh,

708 Emily,

709 Naomi,

...

710 Enterprize, 711 Enterprize,

712 Audax,

713 Erin,

...

...

...

...

***

儒渴

Total Tons,

36,761 2,481 Men.

British Consulate, Shanghae,

31st December, 1852.

Total Imports, ... £1,104,882

Tons, 34,383)

| | | | │

£2,138,959 s d

<<

"3

""

>>

19

"..

""

Ballast

Re-exports

Tea

"3

66

16

2,916,,

Total Exports,,,,£2,141,875

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

"}

23

54

TE

NOTICE.

ENDERS will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before the 26th instant for the erection of a Guard House and other works at the New Govern- ment House.

Plans and specifications may be seen upon application at the Surveyor General's Office between the hours of 10 and 3 P.M.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Hongkong, 10th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

10 be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

To

upon MARINE LOT No. 44, lately in the occupation of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

2d December, 1853.

NOTICE, is Which LIONSES for the Sale of SPIRIT-

"OTICE is hereby given that during the Current

UOUS LIQUORS have been granted, Ten o'clock on the mornings of the First Tuesday in each Calendar Month has been fixed, in pursuance of Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, as he times at which Applications for the transfer of LICENSES will be heard.

J. COLLINS,

Chief Clerk.

Chief Magistrate's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 29th November, 1853.

N

QTICE is hereby given that the SITTINGS for the present month of the SUPREME COURT, under

its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on Friday the sixth day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court,

1st December, 1853.

OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of

of Criminal

the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

2

NOTICE.

In re JOHN CUNNINGHAM RYAN, deceased.

SALVADOR DE MELLO.

A

">

LL Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the Official Administrator, before the Third day of June 1854; otherwise they will not be included in the Schemes of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates are requested to make immediate pay ment to

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

ALL Persons Living Claim against the Estate of the

late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon, must send them in to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of December, 1853; and those indebted to the said Estate are requested to make payment to

Α

H. E. MORRISON, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 6th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

TH

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

No. 13.

THE

DIEV

ET MON

THE

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, -Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Circular from The Right Honourable The Secretary of State for the Colonies, with its Inclosures, discontinuing the practice of requiring Registration Tickets from British Seamen, is published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th December, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE. Colonial Secretary.

(Copy.)

CIRCULAR.

DOWNING STREET, 10th October, 1853. SIR,-I transmit to you the copy of a Letter, and its enclosures, received from the Board of Trade, by which you will perceive that the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade have, with the concurrence of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, resolved to discontinue, forthwith, the practice of Registration by Tickets of British Merchant Seamen, as required by the 53rd and 56th Sections of the Act 7 and 8 Vic., cap. 112. You will observe, however, that their Lordships are anxious that the records of the Merchant Seamen of the Country should continue to be kept accurately, notwithstanding the discontinuance of this practice; and in pursuance of their wishes on the subject, I have to instruct you to call the attention of the Officers of Customs in the Colony under your Government, to the provisions contained in the 75th Section of the Act 13 and 14 Vict., cap. 93.

Governor Sir GEORGE BONHAM,

&c.,

&c.,

I have, &c.,

&c.

(True Copy,)

W. CAINE,

(Signed,) NEWCASTLE.

(Copy.)

Colonial Secretary

OFFICE OF COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL FOR TRADE

23rd September, 1853.

SIR, I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade to inclose, for the information of The Duke of Newcastle, copy of correspondence between this Board and the Admiralty

1

Registry Ticke

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on the subject of the system of Register Tickets for British Seamen, established by the Act 7 and 8 Vict., cap. 112, from which it will be seen that my Lords have, with the concurrence of the Admir- alty, determined to exercise the powers given to them by the Act 13 and 14 Vict., cap. 93, sect. 32, and to dispense with the observance of so much of the Act 7 and 8 Vict., cap. 112, as relates to the Register Tickets in question from the 1st October next.

I am, therefore, to request you to move the Duke of Newcastle to give such instructions as may be necessary, in order to inform the Officers of Customs in the Colonies of this determination, so that they may not after the date above mentioned, or the time at which the instructions on the subject may reach them, require the production of the Register Tickets of Seamen under the 53rd and 56th Sections of the Act 7 & 8 Vict., cap. 112., or take any other steps founded on the continuance of the system.

cap.

As it is important that the records of the Merchant Seamen of the Country should be kept accur- ately, notwithstanding the discontinuance of Registration by Tickets, I am to request that the attention of the Colonial Officers of Customs may be called to the 75th Section of the Act 13 and 14 Vict., 93., by which it is provided that if any Seaman on or before being engaged, makes a false statement of the name of his last ship or last alleged ship, or of his own name, he shall forfeit out of his wages, a sum not exceeding Five Pounds, and that the Officers in question may be instructed, when superin- tending engagements of Seamen, to call the attention of any man whom they have reason to suspect of making such false statement, to the penalty he incurs by so doing.

I am, &c.,

(Signed,)

T. H. FARRER Assistant Secretary.

H. Merivale, Esq.

&c. &c. &c. Colonial Office.

(Copy)

OFFICE OF COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL FOR TRADE,

12th September, 1853.

SIR, I am directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, to request you to call the attention of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to the system of Registering Seamen by means of Tickets, under the Act 7 and 8 Victoria, cap. 112, and to the subsequent Act, 13 and 14 Victoria, cap. 93, sect. 32; by which power is given to the Board of Trade, with the concurrence of the Admiralty, to abolish this system.

This power my Lords are now desirous to exercise, if the Admiralty are prepared to give their

concurrence. !

Among the various objects which were contemplated when the system was established, one of the most important was, no doubt, to assist in procuring Men for the Royal Navy, by affording means of identifying and tracing the Seamen engaged in the Merchant Service. Other objects which it has also been intended to answer, are to be found in the facilities it gives for tracing Seamen's Services, in order to prove their claims on the Merchant Seamen's Fund, for keeping a Record of character and conduct, and for checking desertion.

It is obvious that every one of these objects must fail, unless the system can be thoroughly and stringently carried into effect; and that if Seamen can under any pretence serve without Register Tickets, or if they have lost them, can procure other Tickets without being identified and traced, the system is in the proportion in which such practices prevail, rendered valueless. There is good reason to believe that such practices have hitherto prevailed to a very considerable extent, and it is also clear in my Lord's opinion, that no measures of stringency which could be adopted, would effectually check them, even were the law as to the Manning of Merchant Ships to remain in its present condition. But the change in this law effected by the recent Act, 16 and 17 Vict., cap. 131, sect. 31, under which a British Ship Owner may, from the first October next, employ any number of Foreigners, materially increases the difficulty of carrying into effect the Law concerning Register Tickets. As every Master of a British Ship has hitherto been required to employ none but British Seamen in the Coasting Trade, and to have a proportion of three-fourths of his Crew British Seamen in the Foreign Trade; and as he could not engage any British Seamen without first procuring from him his Register Ticket, it follows that British Seamen could rarely obtain employment in British Ships without pro- ducing their Tickets. But, as the Law will stand from the first October, a Seaman who has lost, or does not choose to produce his Ticket, will merely have to state that he is a Foreigner, and the Master no longer limited to British Subjects, will be at liberty to accept him without requiring it, and will generally have no motive to require it. There is reason to believe that at present the penalties to which British Seamen are subjected for the nonproduction of the Register Ticket not unfrequently induce them to pass as Americans, and it is manifest that this tendency will increase, when the change above referred to, shall have taken place.

My Lords have laid great stress on this point, as it is the one which will principally engage the attention of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, but they desire me to add, that as regards the welfare and character of the Seamen, and of their Employers, and the Commercial interests of the Country, they do not hesitate to express their strong opinion that there are no objects attained by this system, which may not equally well be attained by other and better means, and that it is, on the other hand, a constant source of annoyance to the Seaman, and consequently proves a frequent cause of falsehood and immorality, as well as an inducement to seek employment under a Foreign Flag.

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In conclusion, I am to point out, that if a change is to be made, the time at which the Act above referred to comes into operation, viz., the 1st October next, will be the most convenient time at which to make it, and I am to request that the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty will favor my Lords with their reply to this Communication at their earliest convenience.

The Secretary to

The Admiralty.

I am, &c.,

(Signed,)

J. EMERSON TENNENT.

(Copy)

ADMIRALTY, 15th September, 1853.

SIR,-With reference to your letter of the 12th instant, calling the attention of my Lords Com- missioners of the Admiralty to the system of registering Seamen by means of Tickets under the Act 7 and 8 Vict., cap. 112, and to the subsequent Act of 13 and 14 Vict., cap. 93, sect. 32, by which power is given to the Board of Trade, with the concurrence of the Board of Admiralty, to abolish this system, and stating that the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade are now desirous to exercise this power, if this Board is prepared to give its concurrence, my Lords command me to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, that the abolition of the Manning Clauses of the Merchant Seamen's Act renders it expedient, in the opinion of my Lords, that the production of Register Tickets should no longer be required of British Seamen, and they therefore entirely concur in the proposition of the Board of Trade, and in the desirableness of the change taking place on the 1st of October next, and I am further commanded to request, that at the earliest convenience of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, and when the Register Ticket shall have been abolished, their Lordships would state to the Board of Admiralty whether they or the Registrar of Seamen have any proposition to make or anything to suggest as a substitute for the Registry Ticket.

Sir J. Emerson Tennent, Bart.,

&c.

&c. Board of Trade.

&c.

I am,

&c.,

(Signed,)

W. A. B. HAMILTON.

True Copies,

NOTICE.

ENDERS will be received at the Surveyor General's

TOffice, on or before the 26th instant for the erection TH

of a Guard House and other works at the New Govern- ment House.

Plans and specifications may be seen upon application at the Surveyor General's Office between the hours of 10 and 3 P.M.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Hongkong, 10th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

• POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS per SINGAPORE, will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Monday, the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL Will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

15th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon,

Α' TUOR MARINE LOT NO. 44, lately in the occupation of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

2d December, 1853. No

́OTICE is hereby given that the SITTINGS for the present month of the SUPREME COURT, under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on Friday the sixth day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court. WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court,

1st December, 1853.

́OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of

the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

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must send them in to the undersigned on or before on, 26th day of December, 1853; and those indebted to the said Estate are requested to make payment to

H. E. MORRISON, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 6th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

ALL Chims against the Ette the undersigned, JA M ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

T

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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In conclusion, I am to point out, that if a change is to be made, the time at which the Act above referred to comes into operation, viz., the 1st October next, will be the most convenient time at which to make it, and I am to request that the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty will favor my Lords with their reply to this Communication at their earliest convenience.

The Secretary to

The Admiralty.

I am, &c.,

(Signed,)

J. EMERSON TENNENT.

(Copy)

ADMIRALTY, 15th September, 1853.

SIR,-With reference to your letter of the 12th instant, calling the attention of my Lords Com- missioners of the Admiralty to the system of registering Seamen by means of Tickets under the Act 7 and 8 Vict., cap. 112, and to the subsequent Act of 13 and 14 Vict., cap. 93, sect. 32, by which power is given to the Board of Trade, with the concurrence of the Board of Admiralty, to abolish this system, and stating that the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade are now desirous to exercise this power, if this Board is prepared to give its concurrence, my Lords command me to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, that the abolition of the Manning Clauses of the Merchant Seamen's Act renders it expedient, in the opinion of my Lords, that the production of Register Tickets should no longer be required of British Seamen, and they therefore entirely concur in the proposition of the Board of Trade, and in the desirableness of the change taking place on the 1st of October next, and I am further commanded to request, that at the earliest convenience of the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade, and when the Register Ticket shall have been abolished, their Lordships would state to the Board of Admiralty whether they or the Registrar of Seamen have any proposition to make or anything to suggest as a substitute for the Registry Ticket.

Sir J. Emerson Tennent, Bart.,

&c.

&c. Board of Trade.

&c.

I am,

&c.,

(Signed,)

W. A. B. HAMILTON.

True Copies,

NOTICE.

ENDERS will be received at the Surveyor General's

TOffice, on or before the 26th instant for the erection TH

of a Guard House and other works at the New Govern- ment House.

Plans and specifications may be seen upon application at the Surveyor General's Office between the hours of 10 and 3 P.M.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

Hongkong, 10th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

be Let or Sold the Land and Premises situated

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

• POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS per SINGAPORE, will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. on Monday, the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL Will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

15th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Persons having Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM MORRISON, Colonial Surgeon,

Α' TUOR MARINE LOT NO. 44, lately in the occupation of AUGUSTUS CARTER, Esq., and now the property of HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

Further particulars may be obtained upon application at the Office of the SURVEYOR GENERAL.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

2d December, 1853. No

́OTICE is hereby given that the SITTINGS for the present month of the SUPREME COURT, under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on Friday the sixth day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court. WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court,

1st December, 1853.

́OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of

the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court, WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

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must send them in to the undersigned on or before on, 26th day of December, 1853; and those indebted to the said Estate are requested to make payment to

H. E. MORRISON, One of the Executors.

Hongkong, 6th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

ALL Chims against the Ette the undersigned, JA M ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

T

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

NOTICE.

HE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P. M., and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 14.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

ROI

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1853.

THE Contract hitherto force for

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

-Notice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

In consequence of the decease of Mr. E. Morgan at Point de Galle, on the 26th of October last, His Excellency the Governor is pleased to make the following appointments, subject to the approval of Her Majesty's Government.

Dr. H. F. Hance, 3rd Clerk in the Colonial Secretary's office, to be Clerk to the Auditor General, vice Morgan, deceased.

Mr. A. Grand Pré, 4th Clerk in the Colonial Secretary's office, to be 3rd Clerk, vice Dr. Hance. Mr. W. Chapman, 2nd Clerk in the office of the Harbour Master, to be 4th Clerk in the Colonial Secretary's office, vice Grand Pré.

Mr. F. Pedder to be 2nd Clerk in the Harbour Master's office, vice Chapman.

By Order,

· W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

17th December, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint Robert Rienaecker, Esq., to be a Registrar of Marriages in the Colony of Hongkong, under Ordinance No. 1 of 1852, in the room of Mr. Edward Morgan, deceased.

By Order,

W. CAINE.. Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

17th December, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Rents due for the Current Half year will be payable on the 25th instant, and for Twenty one days following.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong,,

20th December 1853.

W. S. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

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:

Sale

spirit

Title.

Preamble.

59

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO SEPTIMO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 4 of 1853.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong.

AND

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCES Nos. 11 of 1844 AND 5 OF 1845, TO IMPROVE THE REGULATIONS FOR THE SALE OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS BY CHINESE, AND THE REGULATIONS FOR THE RETAIL AND PREPARATION OF OPIUM.

[22nd December, 1853.]

WHEREAS the Ordinance No. 11 of 1844, regulating the Sale of Spirituous Liquors, has been found inconvenient in its application to Chinese Dealers, and doubts have arisen as to the construction of the Regulations for the Retail of Opium made Certain Provisions by His Excellency the Governor on the 19th July, 1847, in pursuance of the provi- of Ordinance No. sions of Ordinance No. 5 of 1845: Be it enacted and ordained by His Excellency 11 of 1844 as to the the Governor of Hongkong, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That- mode of granting I. So much of the said Ordinance No. 11 of 1844 as refers to the mode of Licenses, &c., not to apply to Chi-granting Licenses, and as prohibits the Sale of Spirituous Liquors where a retail Shop for the Sale of other articles is kept, shall not apply to Chinese licensed to re- tail Spirituous Liquors under this Ordinance.

Bese.

Superintendent of II. Any Chinese requiring a License to retail Spirituous Liquors to Chinese only Police to grant Li- censes to sell Spi- may apply to the Superintendent of Police, or such other Officer as the Governor rituous Liquors to may from time to time appoint for this purpose, who, on being satisfied that the Chinese only. applicant is a proper person to receive such License, and on payment of the establish- ed Fee into the Colonial Treasury may grant a License in the form laid down in Schedule A, which License shall not take effect until it has been countersigned by the Chief Magistrate.

Former Opium Re- gulations annulled.

Opium not to be

III. The said Regulations for the retail of Opium, made on the 19th July 1847, be and the same are hereby annulled.

IV. If any person shall, without License, sell or barter raw Opium in any quantity retailed or prepar- less than One Chest, or prepare Opium in any quantity, or sell or barter prepared Opium ed without a Li- in any quantity, or keep a smoking Divan, he shall be liable to a Penalty not exceed-

ing Five Hundred Dollars.

conse.

Prohibition

Dealers.

V. If any person not licensed to retail raw Opium shall import into the Colony against importa- raw Opium in smaller quantity than One Chest, or receive into his possession any tion by unlicensed such raw Opium so imported, or if any person not licensed to prepare Opium, or to sell prepared Opium shall import into the Colony prepared Opium in any quantity, or receive into his possession any such prepared Opium so imported, he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars.

VI. Any person requiring a License to retail Opium, or to prepare Opium, or to Superintendent of Police may grant

sell prepared Opium, or to keep a smoking Divan, may apply to the Superintendent Licenses to retail of Police, or such other Officer aforesaid, who, on being satisfied that the Applicant or prepare Opium. is a proper person to receive such License, and on payment of the established Fee into the Colonial Treasury shall grant a License in the form laid down in Schedule B, which License shall not take effect until countersigned by the Chief Magistrate. VII. The Superintendent of Police may require that all persons licensed hereunder Superintendent of Police may require

exhibit in front of the premises licensed their names and the number and nature of Incense holders to their License, in a form to be determined by him. He may also, by inserting a make certain Re- special clause in the License, require all licensed persons to send in a monthly Re- zurne, and may cs-

turn of the quantities of Opium or Spirituous Liquors retailed, sold or prepared by tablish Rules for the preservation of them. He may also insert in the Licenses for keeping Smoking Divans the hours order in smoking during which the Divans shall be open, and any other Rules appearing to him neces-

sary for the preservation of good order therein.

Divans.

VIII. If any Holder of a License shall offend against the tenor of his License he Penalties for offen- shall be liable to pay a Fine not Exceeding One Hundred Dollars, and for a second

Offence the convicting Magistrate may in addition annul the License.

ces against License.

IX. No person shall receive in exchange or pledge for Opium sold by retail, any Opium to be ex- changed for Mo- article of Clothing or implement of Trade, or other such thing, but only the current ney only.

'Coin of this Colony.

Search Warrant X. Any Magistrate on being oredibly informed that any Spirituous Liquor or may be granted for Opium is in any Ship, Boat or place for the purpose of being unlawfully retailed, seizure of Liquor or sold, or prepared or having been unlawfully imported may issue his Warrant to search Opium intended to such place and bring before him such Liquor or Opium, and may adjudge to be be unlawfully re- forfeited to the Crown any Opium or Liquor so found that appears to him to have

miled.

been in such place for the purpose of being unlawfully retailed, sold, or prepared or to have been unlawfully imported and the proof that such Opium or Liquor was in such place lawfully and for a lawful purpose shall lie upon the person in whose possession or on whose premises such Opium of Liquor was found.

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XI. The Fees charged on Licenses shall be those laid down in Schedule C. XII. If a licensed person shall omit to pay at the appointed time the Fee due his License, any Justice of the Peace, on complaint made, may levy the amount by Sale of the Property of the Defaulter.

upon

due

XIII. This Ordinance shall not apply to Licenses now in force. XIV. The Penalties and Forfeitures in this Ordinance may be adjudged by any Magistrate of Police or any two Justices of the Peace, in the manner provided Ordinance No. 10 of 1844.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 22nd Day of December, 1853.

CHAS, ST. GEO, CLEVERLY,

For the Clerk of Councils.

SCHEDULE A.

No.

by

What Fees to be

charged.

Fees not paid may

be levied by Dis- tress.

Not to apply to ex- isting Licenses. Penalties how re- coverable.

S. G. BONHAM.

LICENSE TO RETAIL SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS TO CHINESE ONLY.

Office of the Superintendent of Police. Hongkong,

185

[A.B.] of [insert the applicant's native place,] [insert the calling of the applicant,] is hereby licensed to retail Spirituous Liquors to Chinese only, under the provisions of Ordinance No.4 of 1853 on the premises known as [insert the number of the house, name of the street, and description of the pre- mises.]

185. A Fee of

This License will remain in force until the close of the current year ending on

Dollars is to be paid at the Colonial Treasury day of each month, until the expiration of the term, and in default of payment

on the

will be levied on the property of the Defaulter.

If Spirituous Liquor be sold to any other person than a Chinese the License holder will incur a penalty not exceeding $100, and for a second offence his License may in addition be annulled.

[C. D.] Superintendent of Police.

Countersigned [E. F.] Chief Magistrate.

On the

day of

و

185 received the Fee of $9.

[G. H.] Colonial Treasurer.

[This receipt to be repeated monthly.]

SCHEDULE B.

No.

LICENSE TO [retail raw Opium] [or to prepare Opium, and sell prepared Opium,] [or to keep a smoking Divan.]

Office of the Superintendent of Police. Hongkong

185

[A. B.] of [insert native place,] [insert calling] is hereby licensed to [as the case may be] under the provisions of Ordinance No. 4 of 1853 on the premises known as [describe the premises, men- tioning the number of the house and the name of the street.]

This License will remain in force until the close of the current year ending on

A Fee of

185

Dollars is to be paid at Colonial Treasury on the

day of each month, until the expiration of the term, and in default of payment will be levied on the property of the Defaulter.

Countersigned [E. F.]

Chief Magistrate.

On the

day of

[C. D.] Superintendent of Police.

185 received the Fee of $

[G. H.] Colonial Treasurer,

[This receipt to be repeated monthly.]

For the retail of Spirituous Liquors.

SCHEDULE C.

Fees payable on Licenses.

...

...

$9

J1

""

retail of raw Opium.

...

$30

>>

preparing Opium, or selling prepared Opiùm, or both,

$20

Per month in advance.

keeping a Smoking Divan. ...

$10

His Excellency Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased to direct that the annexed RETURNS of British TRADE at the PORT OF SHANGHAE during the Year ending 31st December 1852, be published for general information.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th December, 1853.

By Order,

W. H. MEDHURST,

Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c., &c.

No. II. ABSTRACT OF RETURN No. I. PORT OF SHANGHAE, DIRECT TRADE IN BRITISH VESSELS FROM AND TO GREAT BRITAIN AND BBITISH COLONIES.

ENTERED.

CLEARED.

TOTAL NO. OF VESSELS.

- TOTAL TONNAGE.

TOTAL NO.

TOTAL VALUE.

TOTAL NO. OF VESSELS.

TOTAL TONNAGE.

TOTAL NO.

TOTAL.

COUNTRIES

WHENCE ARRIVED.

WITH

CAR- BAL-

GOES. LAST.

IN

TOTAL.

WITH

CARGOES.

IN

BAL-

LAST.

TOTAL.

OF CREW.

OF CARGOES.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH DEPARTED.

WITH IN CAR- BAL-

GOES. LAST.

IN

WITH

TOTAL.

BAL TOTAL. CARGOES. LAST.

OF CREW.

OF CARGOES.

£

Great Britain.

21

21

9,459

9,459

39

Colonies,

19

12

31

6,512 4,770

11,282

417

1,109

849,606 Great Britain. 93,417 Colonies,

43

43 19,361

""

27 41

31

19,361

8,020 862 8,882

829

1,033

1,677,014

416,960

INDIRECT OR CARRYING TRADE IN BRITISH VESSELS FROM AND TO OTHER COUNTRIES.

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CLEARED.

ENTERED.

TOTAL NO. OF VESSELS.

TOTAL TONNAGE.

TOTAL NO.

TOTAL VALUE.

TOTAL NO. OF VESSELS.

TOTAL TONNAGE.

TOTAL NO,

TOTAL.

WITH IN

IN

COUNTRIES

WITH

CAR- BAL-

TOTAL.

WHENCE ARRIVED.

CARGOES.

GOES. LAST.

BAL- TOTAL.

LAST.

OF CREW.

OF CARGOES.

COUNTRIES TO WHICH DEPARTED.

WITH IN CAR-BAL- TOTAL.

IN

WITH

CARGOES.

BAL TOTAL.

OF CREW.

OF CARGOES.

GOES. LAST.

LAST,

£

China, 5 Ports,

19 14

-33

6,064 2,703]

8,767

558

93,857 China, 5 Ports,

12

191

1,3112,195 3,506|

308

6,199

Singapore,

12

12

4,807

4,807

247

56,467 Singapore,

3

922

922

51

6,154

India,

1

2

118

172

290

54

750 Rotterdam,

1

342

342

16

9,720

New York,

414

414

16

California,

433

433

111

New York,

Manila,

1

365

365

14

14,394

626

626

37

11,404

Manila,

756

756

26

6,235 S. Sea Islands,

3791 379

15

Macassar,

1

394

394

30

3,530

South Sea Islands,

1

159

159

13

1,020

75

291

104

28,269 8,492

36,761

2,481

1,104,882

841

171

101 30,947|3,436| 34,383|

2,303

2,141,845

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,—Consul.

-

62

No. III.-RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE IMPORTED into the PORT OF SHANGHAE, in 104 British Vessels of 36,761 Tons, from the Countries and Places under- mentioned, during the Year ending 31st December, 1852.

No. IN. TARIFF.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

I. BRITISH MANUFACTURES AND

QUANTITIES.

COUNTRIES AND PLACES VALUE IN STERLING AT

FROM WHAT

IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED

5/ EXCHANGE.

£

sd

STAPLE ARTICLES.

1.—Manufactures of Cotton.

13

Longcloths, Grey,...

...Pieces 1,207,477

White,

196,523

""

Printed Cottons,

19,095

...

Drills, Fancy,

8,900

...

Value

Velvets,

Handkerchiefs,

Dozen

2,217

633,975 108,187 9,547 6,675 104,952 21,782 554

"

"" ""

"

""

""

"

19

""

2.-Manufactures of Wool.

"

47

Broad Cloths, &c.,

... Chang

80,995

70,870

21 "

Long Ells,

52,869

15,104

"

London,

Camlets,

65,170

23,250

"

440

Bombazettes,

Pieces

800

Liverpool, Canton,

and Hongkong.

Inferior Woollens,

Value

1,000 4,200

59

3.-Miscellaneous Articles,

"

Raw and Manufactured.

"

30

Iron, Nail rod, &c.,

Piculs

4,904

Lead,

10,698

Tin, ...

1,385

"

Tin Plates,.

Boxes

171

19

Flints,

Piculs

4,584

20

Glass and Glassware,...

Value

3,121 14,710 5,540

427 "" 1,146

603 1,710

""

"

Buttons,

A

II. PRODUCTS OF INDIA AND OTHER

COUNTRIES.

45

Becho de Mar,

Birds' Nests,

7 Cloves,

32

Pepper,

34 Rattans,

46

Woods, Sandal,

""

Sapan,

Ebony, ...

Laka,...

""

Mangrove Bark,...

4,-Carrying Trade.

[Sugar, Sundries,

"

"

"

Piculs

845

115

""

251

5,281 430 1,255

"

"

,,

"

""

"

3,938

7,629

British India,

""

""

13,338

""

5,194

Singapore, South

13,338

""

Sea Islands.

2,224

7,791 1,334

""

*

**

10,488

4,401

""

Value

3,277 3,850 2,486

"

""

"

22

"

Chinese Produce.

16,046 14,812

"

19

""

£1,104,882|

No. IN

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

TARIFF.

38 Nankeens,

Piculs

No. IV.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,—Consul.

RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDIZE EXPORTED from SHANGHAË, in 101 British Vessels of 34,383 Tons, to the undermentioned Places, during the Year ending 31st December, 1852.

73 London, Liverpool

ESTIMATED

VALUE IN STERLING AT 5/ EXCHANGE.

QUANTITIES.

To WHAT COUNTRIES EXPORTED.

and Hongkong,

46

Silk, Raw,

Bales

16,913

...

Silk Piece Goods,

Cases

56

55

Teas,

Lbs. 22,960,933 Great Britain,

£

sd

740

>>

1,268,475 4,200

>>

North America,

New York,

""

Sydney,

22

Hongkong,

and Canton,

"

Wool,

Bales

186 London and

Hemp,...

Chinaware,

Value Piculs

Liverpool,

864

861,035 650 625 4,320

""

"" ""

""

15

Brassware,

566

"

4.

Miscellaneous,

Value

990 810

وو

"

""

"

£2,141,845

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, -Consul.

63

No. V.-STATEMENT of TONNAGE DUES, IMPORT and EXPORT DUTIES, paid by British VESSELS in the PORT OF SHANGHAE, from 1st January to 31st December, 1852.

No.

VESSELS NAME.

TONNAGE.

TONNAGE DUES.

IMPORT AND EXPORT DUTIES.

TOTAL.

T

m с

C

T m C C

Τ

m C €

590 Druid,

342

5,174 4 1

7

"

607 Athole,

608 Chebucto,

337

168 5

408

204

12,519 9 2

601 9 5 6 4

5,174 4 1 7 770 4 5 6 12,723 9 2 4

...

609 Eliza,

610 Ruby,

246

6,101 6 7 3

6,101 6 7 3

...

443

221

LO

5

""

5,353 5 4 7

5,375 47

...

611 Niagara,

612 John Bright,

613 Cathaya,

336

168

8

591

295 5

"

...

...

407

203 5

...

614 Sydney,...

184

"

""

"

615 Mangosteen,

383

"

616 India,

573 286 5

"

617 Pedlar,

193

96

93

3,608 8 5

618 Royal Sovereign,

159

79 5

""

619 Spec.

620 Island Queen,

621 Duke of Richmond,

622 Old England,...

623 Geelong,

624 Katherine Sharer,...

625 Shanghae,

...

105

"

22

""

"

195

894 3

"

...

470

235

9,475 7

7

5

""

""

957 5 3 16,885 6 4 4 15,665 9 9 8

2,425 6,468

12,033 9 5 9 12,320 4 5 9

1,398 6 2 5

3,705 3 5

1,478 1 2 5

J

894 3 9,710 7 7 5

1,125 5 3 8 17,181 1

15,869 4 9 8

2,425

"1

6,468

19

11

1

502

251

15,007 4

115,258 4

""

""

""

1

...

392

196

22

17,680 2 3

5

17,876 235

512

""

12,486 9 4

1

12,486 9

>>

412

206

,,

8,564 67

8,770 6 7

626 Audax,

150

15

2,073 7

>>

632 Balmoral,

633 Voyageur,

637 Equator,

640 Niagara,...

627 Celestial

628 British Sovereign,...

629 Arabia,

630 Thomasine,

631 Island Queen,

634 Sir H. Pottinger,

635 Duchess of Lancaster,

636 Challenger,

638 Lady Mary Wood,

639 Viscount Sandon,

641 Whampoa,...

642 Helen Lindsay,

643 Hannibal,

438

219

"

2,088 7 5

15,351 8 3 8 15,570 8 3

491

245 5

757

1,002 5 2

""

"

362

182 5

7,156

7,338 5

J

33

365

182 5

21

6,975 5 1

71

7,158

195

97 5

24 6 2

41

122 1

""

""

356

178

22

""

12,173 9 5

7

12,351

9

...

294

147

22

""

5,389 9 5

5,536 9

...

334

167

""

33

>"

13,404 5 4

8 13,571 5

...

4001

200

""

""

"

15,130 3 3

615,330 3

698

348

""

دو

"

29,019 4 5

5

29,367 4 5

235

"

""

""

""

5,422 4 7 5

5,422 4

20060 60 10

...

296

148

6,643 2

...

540

270

""

>>

11,730 3

8

6,791 2 5 12,000 3 8

J

,,

336

168

77

"

6,891 3 3

7

...

376

""

5,644 7

544!

19,174 4

7,059 3 3 5,644 7 5 119,174 4

1

J

...

576

288

29

""

644 Helen Mary,

645 Marinon,

646 Bride,

...

647 Prince Charlie,

648 Gem,

649 Menam,

650 Time,

***

651 Emigrant,

379

""

""

""

"

568

27,351 6 3 2 27,639 6 3 2

11,986 3 5 11,986 3 5

"

...

172

""

""

"

29

""

433

249

216 5 124 5

>>

12,939 3 2

..

وو

...

...

472

"

94

"

"

"

"

...

394

...

...

...

663 Audax,

665 Inchinnan,...

666 Kitty,

652 Cambalu,

653 Earl of Chester,

654 Lady Mary Wood,··

655 Dewan,

656 Ann Nelson,

657 John Bartlett,

658 John Bunyan,

659 Spec,

660 Crisis,

***

661 Berenice,

662 Countess of Seafield,

664 Frances Barclay,

667 Lady Mary Wood,

668 William Stewart,

669 Ararat,

670 Mohawk,

***

536

197 268

""

"

""

"

"

J

652

"

39

691 3

2

""

""

"

...

517

258 5

17,208

296

148

118

11 8

120

25

404

202

""

"

وو

382

191

19

""

"

446 1 3 4

23,800 4 9

625 888 3

"

9 24,068 4 9

5,404 2 41 5,552 2

15,318 3 6 3 15,520 3 6 3

""

13,155 8 2

570 6 31

"

"

9

4 17,466 5 9

131

466

233

""

J

"

105

10 5

"2

""

426

213

"2

**

16,068 9 7

5

332

""

...

450

...

150

240

12

15

120

5,434 9 2 5 13,176 2 1 3

1,704

""

""

...

...

565

*

...

200

""

7,832 8 5

274 6 5 4

6,007 3 5 6,198 3 5 21,935 3 5 5 22,168 3 5 5

10 5 16,281 9 7 5 5,434 9 2 5 13,176 2 1 3

1,719 7,952 8 5

"

""

"

"

"

"

"

""

"

274

6 5 4

""

296

...

...

""

""

"

""

29

"

...

576 299 442

""

149 5

""

"

وو

15,090 ,, 9.7 4,987 2 7 3 1,719 3 8

37

15,090|| 9 7

5,136 1,719

"

77 3

"

3 8

Carried forward,

23,737

7,825 8

""

526,416 5 9 7534,742 3 97

...

...

64

No.

VESSELS NAME.

TONNAGE.

TONNAGE DUES.

IMPORT AND EXPORT

DUTIES.

T

m

C

c

Τ m C C

Brought forward,

671 Sisters,

672 Panic,...

23,737

7,825

""

وو

172

86

3.

449

"}

"

TOTAL.

T m с c

526,416 5 9 7534,242 3 9 7

486 1 9,200 4

572 1 9,200 4

3

""

"

"

673 Spec,

674 Trident,

...

675 Countess of Derby,

676 Clarissa, ...

105

10

""

""

""

10

5

323

""

:

""

>>

458 1 8 4

458 18

328

""

""

""

6,058 7 5

6,058 7 5

"

223

5

""

""

370 8 5

482 3 5

19

677 La Felice,

678 Time,

679 Spec,

...

194

39

94

9 4

""

39

""

372 6 9 7

372

69 7

105

10 5

684 Sea Witch,

680 Mehemet Ali,

681 Afghan,

682 Lady Mary Wood,

683 John Knox....

685 Abergeldie, ...

686 Menzies, ...

687 Success, 688 Aurora,

689 Duilius,

...

...

351

"

A

""

1,186 2 383 9 5,888 8 5

1,195 6

675

137 5

296

148

"

A

33

"

394 4

"

5,888 8 5

"

19,047 47

19,184 9 7

2,049 4

,,

33

2,197 4

* * * *

...

2961

148

""

13,796 9 77 13,944 9 7 7

336

168

""

14,098 9

**

J

14,266 9

39

...

600

300

18,286 7 7

8

18,586 7 7 8

448

224

""

"

"

13,227 5 3

5

13,451 5 3 5

331

...

...

...

29

""

""

6,500 7

39

6,500 7

386

""

""

55

""

5,844 6 8

7

...

...

...

328

164

""

"

690 Mencius,

510

255

"

وو

:

691 Time,

692 Rosamond,

693 Lockett,

...

...

...

96

35

25

""

...

365

182 5

"

...

...

576

...

288

""

694 Acis,

114

""

17,241

2 8 21,891

1,670 51 5

5,095 37 5 21,882 6 5

""

6 9 1 17,424 1 9 1

22,159| 2 8 1,670 5 1 5

5,844 6 8 7 5,259 3 7 5

22,137

6 5

""

39

""

""

"

وو

695 Enterprize,

696 Sea Queen,

697 Lady Mary Wood,

698 Enterprize,

80

8

""

>"

413

206

6,231 6 7

5

8 6,438 1 7 5

""

""

.i.

296

148

""

""

""

1,828 7 5

1,976 7 5

"

80

81

""

>>

699 City of Candy,

701 Cassiterides,

392

""

39

8,514 4 7

414

207

"

وو

702 John Dugdale,

703 Lady Mary Wood,

704 Empress,

710 Enterprize,

407

""

""

8,290 8,434

وو

A

8 8,514 4 7 8,497

>>

22

8,434

"

296

""

""

""

"

""

257

...

"

27

"

3,820 1 4 1

3,820 1 4

1

80

11

711 Enterprize,

...

80

712 Audax,

150

15

"

"J

""

33

"

""

"

9.9

""

"

""

""

2,160 6 5

2,175 6 5

""

34,383 10,661 2

72/° $14,807

@

@ 5 Ex. £3,702

750,715 3 3 8761,376 5 3 8

"

"

31,042,659

£260,664

$1,057,466

£264,366

:

65

No. VI.-A SYNOPTICAL TABLE of the IMPORT TRADE from Foreign Countries at the PORT OF SHANGHAE, during the year ending the 31st December, 1852; specifying the description and quantities of Commodities as well as their estimated value and distinguishing the National Character of the Ships in which they were Imported.

QUANTITIES

DESCRIPTION

OF

COMMODITIES.

Manufactures of Cotton.

AND IN WHAT VESSELS IMPORTED.

AGGREGATE

ESTIMATED

VALUE IN

1 SPANISH

3 PORTUGUESE 1.SWEDISH

QUANTITIES

STERLING

104 BRITISH.

66 AMERI- 1 HAMBURGH

1 DANISH

CAN.

1 DUTCH

1 FRENCH

1 SANDWICH ISLD.

IMPORTED. @ 58/ Ex. + $

Long Cloth, Grey,

...

White

"

Printed Cottons,

...

Fancy

Sheetings,,,

Drills,

Jeans,

Velvets,

Handkerchiefs,

Manufactures of Woollens.

Miscellaneous,

...

Long Ells,

Broad Cloths, &c.

Camlets,

Bombazettes,

Lastings,

Pieces

...

17

1,207,477 196,523 19,095

69,204

7,4557 2,140 S

1,482,799

791,173

2,450

21,545

10,841

...

Value £ 104,952

225

1,386

106,563

106,563

Pieces

88,015

88,015

56,232

...

وو

8,900 342,115

351,015

262,761

...

64,250

""

64,250

48,187

Value 1 £ 21,782

1,372

1,030

24,184

24,184

Dozen

2,217

2,860

5,077

1,168

Pieces

5,004

5,004

23,215

་་

Changs

52,869

58,216

111,085

36,310

""

80,995

80,995

70,870

65,170

3,640

7,053

75,863

36,216

800

800

1,000

...

Value £

4,200

4,200

4,200

Metals, &c.

Iron, (nail rod)

Piculs

4,904

4,904

3,121

Lead,

Tin,

Tin plates,

Spelter,

Woods.

...

10,698

17,843

1,105

29,646

41,786

...

...

1,385

"

1,385

5,540

171

171

...

427

840

840

""

1,176

Sandal,

Piculs

5,194

433

1,368

6,995

10,387

Sapan,

Ebony,

Laka,

2,224

3,001

5,225

3,397

10,488

>>

10,488

3,277

4,401

4,401

3,850

Mangrove Bark,

Pine Boards,

Value Feet

2,486

25,031

25,031

223

Sundries.

Rattans,

Sugar,

Pepper,

Cloves,

Bicho de Mar,

Piculs

13,338

357

140

...

13,835,

13,910

Value £

16,046

1,925

17,971

17,971

.. Piculs

...

3,938

781

4,719

9,386

251

251

1,255

845

20

865

5,381

Glass & Glassware,

Buttons,

...

Uninumerated China cargo,

Stores and Sundries,

Estimated value of Total Imports,

"

Value

603

336

939

939

...

1,710

280

1,990

1,990

...

...

Packages £ ... Value £

12,635

30,796

30,796

30,796

14,812

9,338

3,500

27,650 27,650

...

£1,104,882

523,742 29,244

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

£1,657,868

Consul.

66

No. VII.-A SYNOPTICAL TABLE of the EXPORT TRADE to Foreign Countries from the PORT OF SHANGHAE, during the year ending the 31st December, 1852; specifying the Description and quantities of Commodities as well as their estimated value and distinguishing the National Character of the Ships in which they were Exported.

DISCRIPTION

QUANTITIES

AND IN WHAT VESSEL EXPORTED,

OF

COMMODITIES.

ESTIMATED

AGGREGATE

VALUE IN

1 SPANISH.

QUANTITY

3 PORTUGUESE.

70 AMERI

1 SWEEDISH.

STERLING@5/

102 BRITISH.

CAN.

1 HAMBURGH.

I DANISH.

1 DUTCH.

1 FRENCH.

1 SAND, ISLAND.

EXPORTED.

$EXCHANGE

Nankins,

Silk raw,

Silk piece goods,

Silk sewing,

...

...

Tea,

...

Wool,

Cassia

Cotton, native,

Hemp, ...

...

...

Fire Crackers,

China ware,

Brass ware,

...

Ginger preserved,

Pieces

7,300

215,700

223,000 22,310

...

...

Bales

16,919

...

Value

4,200 €

...

lbs.

9,297 51,085 210

346

26,216 1,928,120

720

56,005 210

56,005

650

lbs.

22,960,933 22,814700

...

Bales

186

...

...

Piculs

4431 2,195

956,403 46,732,036

323

2,174,609

952

2,578

2,195

9,328

...

...

...

Bales

200

2001

550

Value

625

45

670

670

...

...

...

Boxes

19,999

19,999

4,999

Piculs

8641

95

959

4,800

...

...

566

566

990

Cases

2001

200

175

Pkgs.

1,046

600

1,646.

3,138

£ 10,114 € 810,,

265,,

287

10,401

10,401

2,487

3,562

3,562

...

£2,141,845 1,985,461

95,579!

4,222,885

Uninumerated Chinese Cargo,

Live Stock and Sundries, for

the San Francisco market, Value Miscellaneous,

Estimated value of Total Export,

N

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1852.

OTICE is hereby given that the SITTINGS for the present_month of the SUPREME COURT, under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on Friday the sixth day of January, 1854.

N

By Order of the Court.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court,

1st December, 1853.

OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of 1853, for the Dispatch of the Criminal Business of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

TH

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P.M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

IIE next GENERAL MAILS per SINGAPORE, will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. On Monday, the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

A

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

15th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

66

No. VII.-A SYNOPTICAL TABLE of the EXPORT TRADE to Foreign Countries from the PORT OF SHANGHAE, during the year ending the 31st December, 1852; specifying the Description and quantities of Commodities as well as their estimated value and distinguishing the National Character of the Ships in which they were Exported.

DISCRIPTION

QUANTITIES

AND IN WHAT VESSEL EXPORTED,

OF

COMMODITIES.

ESTIMATED

AGGREGATE

VALUE IN

1 SPANISH.

QUANTITY

3 PORTUGUESE.

70 AMERI

1 SWEEDISH.

STERLING@5/

102 BRITISH.

CAN.

1 HAMBURGH.

I DANISH.

1 DUTCH.

1 FRENCH.

1 SAND, ISLAND.

EXPORTED.

$EXCHANGE

Nankins,

Silk raw,

Silk piece goods,

Silk sewing,

...

...

Tea,

...

Wool,

Cassia

Cotton, native,

Hemp, ...

...

...

Fire Crackers,

China ware,

Brass ware,

...

Ginger preserved,

Pieces

7,300

215,700

223,000 22,310

...

...

Bales

16,919

...

Value

4,200 €

...

lbs.

9,297 51,085 210

346

26,216 1,928,120

720

56,005 210

56,005

650

lbs.

22,960,933 22,814700

...

Bales

186

...

...

Piculs

4431 2,195

956,403 46,732,036

323

2,174,609

952

2,578

2,195

9,328

...

...

...

Bales

200

2001

550

Value

625

45

670

670

...

...

...

Boxes

19,999

19,999

4,999

Piculs

8641

95

959

4,800

...

...

566

566

990

Cases

2001

200

175

Pkgs.

1,046

600

1,646.

3,138

£ 10,114 € 810,,

265,,

287

10,401

10,401

2,487

3,562

3,562

...

£2,141,845 1,985,461

95,579!

4,222,885

Uninumerated Chinese Cargo,

Live Stock and Sundries, for

the San Francisco market, Value Miscellaneous,

Estimated value of Total Export,

N

British Consulate, Shanghae, 31st December, 1852.

OTICE is hereby given that the SITTINGS for the present_month of the SUPREME COURT, under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held on Friday the sixth day of January, 1854.

N

By Order of the Court.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court,

1st December, 1853.

OTICE is hereby given that the December Session of 1853, for the Dispatch of the Criminal Business of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

NOTICE.

THE Hours of Divine Service in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH

TH

OF ST. JOHN are, on Sundays at 11 A. M. and 4 P.M.,

and on Thursdays at 5 P.M.

Hongkong, 24th October, 1853.

RUTHERFORD ALCOCK,

Consul.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

IIE next GENERAL MAILS per SINGAPORE, will be closed at 6 o'clock P. M. On Monday, the 26th instant; and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND,

A

Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

15th December, 1853.

NOTICE.

LL Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 15.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contracts hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will ПHE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Rents due for the Current Half year will be payable on the 25th instant, and for Twenty one days following.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong,

20th December 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

30th December, 1853.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th November, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation

Notes issued,.

.$70,030*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND,

Manager

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st December, 1853.

I this day inspected the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and I hereby certify that the result of my inspection accorded with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed,)

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer,

29th December, 1853.

PROCLAMATION.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

WHEREAS by an Act of the Imperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland passed in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws

No. 15.

THE

DIEU

ET MON

DROIT

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contracts hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will ПHE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant, be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Government Rents due for the Current Half year will be payable on the 25th instant, and for Twenty one days following.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong,

20th December 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

30th December, 1853.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th November, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation

Notes issued,.

.$70,030*

• Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

WM. LAMOND,

Manager

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st December, 1853.

I this day inspected the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and I hereby certify that the result of my inspection accorded with the terms of the Charter.

(Signed,)

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Treasurer,

29th December, 1853.

PROCLAMATION.

BY His Excellency Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Baronet, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

WHEREAS by an Act of the Imperial Parliament of Great Britain and Ireland passed in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to amend and consolidate the Laws

:

68

relating to the Carriage of Passengers by Sea, it is amongst other things enacted, that it shall be lawful for the Governor of any of Her Majesty's Possessions abroad, by any Proclamation to be by him, from time to time, issued for that purpose, (which shall take effect from the issuing thereof), to declare what shall be deemed for the purposes of the said Act to be the length of the voyage of any ship carrying Passengers from such Possessions to any other place whatsoever, and to substitute for the Articles of food and provisions specified in the said Act, such other articles of food and provisions as he shall deem to be a full equivalent for the same; and also to declare what medicines, medical instruments, and other matters shall be deemed necessary for the medical treatment of the Passengers during such Colonial voyage.

And Whereas also by a certain other Act of the said Parliament passed in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years of Her said Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to amend the Passengers Act, 1852, so far as relates to the Passages of Natives of Asia or Africa and also Passages between the Island of Ceylon and certain Parts of the East Indies, it is amongst other things enacted that it shall be lawful for the Governors of Her Majesty's Possessions abroad, if they shall think fit, to declare by Proclamation that Ships intended to pass within the Tropics, from any Ports within their respective Governments, may convey Passengers being Natives of Asia or Africa after the rate of one for every twelve super- ficial feet of the passenger Deck, instead of one for every fifteen such superficial feet, as required by the Twelfth Section of the said "Passengers Act, 1852"; Now, therefore, I Sir SAMUEL GEORGE BONHAM, Bart., the Governor aforesaid, by this my Proclamation, issued for that purpose, do declare that the following shall be the Rule of computation by which the length of the voyage of any ship carrying Passengers from Hongkong to the several Places hereinafter enumerated shall be computed, for the purposes of the said recited Act, that is to say;

IN THE MONTHS.

PASSAGE from HONGKONG to the undermentioned PLACES for Ships propelled by Sails.

California or West Coast of America North of the Equator, West Coast of America South of the Equator,

Sandwich Islands,

New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Feejee Islands,

Tahiti, Society or Friendly Islands,

Sydney, Melbourne, or South Australia,

Western Australia,

Van Diemen's Land,

New Zealand,' ...

Manila,

Singapore,

Batavia,

Ceylon,

Madras or Calcutta,

...

...

}

Bombay,

...

Mauritius or Bourbon,

OCTOBER

ΤΟ

MARCH

APRIL

ΤΟ

SEPTEMBER

BOTH INCLUSIVE

DAYS

100

75

120

120

75

56

100

100

60

45

69

80

60

65

80

75

90

20

20

20

45

30

60

45

70

50

75

60

80

60

80

65

85

147

168

162

180

Cape of Good Hope,

West Indies, East Coast of America,

Great Britain or Europe,

23

...

And I do hereby further declare that with respect to Passengers being Chinese, or persons accus- tomed to Chinese diet, in addition to, and irrespective of any provisions of their own which any such passenger may have on board, the Master of every Passenger Ship" shall make to each statute adult during the voyage, including the time of detention, if any, at any port or place before the termination of such voyage, an allowance of pure water and sweet and wholesome provi- sions according to the following dietary scale and the provisions mentioned in such scale shall in the case of such Chinese passengers only be substituted for the Articles of food and provisions specified in the said Act.

Rice,...

за

diem

Salt Pork,

Lard, Salted Fat, Fresh Fat or Oil,

Pickled Vegetables,...

3

"

Tobacco,

I

2

""

Firewood, Salt, Pepper, Vinegar, ... Tea,

3lbs p diem loz p week

1

...

19

pint

2

""

-

.4 ozs

Water,

...

gallon 1

Three weeks supply of Biscuit is to be placed on board, to be issued at the rate of 2lbs a day only when the weather is too bad for cooking, or when required by the Surgeon.

Peas or Beans may be substituted for Rice, and Opium for Tobacco, to the extent and in the pro- portion to be fixed by the Surgeon.

Half issues to be made to Children under ten years of age.-The issues in accordance with this scale are to be made daily; the first issues to be made on the day of embarkation.

69.

And I do hereby also further declare in pursuance of the said last mentioned Act, that Twelve instead of Fifteen feet shall be deemed a sufficient allowance of space for any Natives of Asia or Africa who may be conveyed from Hongkong through the Tropics.

And lastly, I do hereby further declare, that the medicines, medical instruments, and other matters necessary for the medical treatment of the Passengers during any such voyage, shall be as follows; namely: ---

For a Ship carrying 100 passengers and in like proportion for any greater or less number.

FOR 100 PERSONS.

3 ozs.

Senna Leaves

FOR

100 PERSONS.

8 ozs

8

Calomel

Blue Pill..

Rhubarb Powder

Compound Jalap Powder

Ipecacuanha Powder...

Opium

Dovers' Powder

Magnesia

Epsom Salts ...

Chloride of Lime

Tartar Emetic Quinine

Antimonial Powder

:

:

:

:

:

Extract of Colocynth Compound

Carbonate of Ammonia

Assafoetida

2 2 2

12

2

19

""

""

Blistering Plaister

Sulphur Sublimed Sulphur Ointment

Linseed Flour

22 2

""

"

6 lbs.

20

""

Country Soap

Castor Oil

Oil of Peppermint

:

Adhesive Plaister Spread

Simple Ointment

Ringworm Ointment

...

Aromatic Spirits of Hartshorn

4 drams.

2 ozs.

Jeremie's Opiate

J

Cholera Pills in Phial

"

Cubebs Powder

Sweet Spirits of Nitre

2 ~ - Haco 22

16

Copaiba

...

Sulphate of Copper

"

Sulphate of Zinc

Lunar Caustic

:

16

12

"

4 lbs. 24 ozs.

6 bottles

2 ozs.

2 yds.

16 ozs.

16

"

2oz phial

4 ozs.

12 drams

4 lbs.

16 ozs.

Camphor

Camphorated Liniment

Catechu

Prepared Chalk

Tincture of Opium

Turpentine

واو

8 ozs.

16

"

Prepared Lint

Cloth for Bandages

INSTRUMENTS, &c.

1 Set of Amputating and other Surgical Instru- 1 Spatula.

1 Dressing Scissors.

16

2

1

"

4 drams

4 ozs.

2 pieces

ments.

1

One ounce glass measure.

1

Infusion box.

1

Minim glass measure.

I

Quire of Country paper.

1

Pestle and mortar (Wedgwood).

1

Penknife,

1 Set of weights and scales (grains in box).

2

Metal Bedpans.

1

Set of common splints.

2

Trusses for Hernia, Right and Left.

1

Set of Bleeding Lancets.,

2

Male Syringes.

1

Silver Catheter.

ENGLISH LABELS TO BE AFFIXED.

The following articles must also be placed on board to be issued on demand of the Surgeon- Arrowroot, Barley, Oatmeal or Sago

Lime Juice

---

Rum or Brandy

Port Wine

Combs

Razors

Soap

Sugar

...

:

:.

75 lbs

36 Quart bottles

2

36

6

""

24

24

150 lbs 300

for 100 Persons.

,,

""

22

>>

"}

"

"

Givene under my hand and Seal of the Colony. at Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, this 28th Day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three and in the Seventeenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

NOTICE is hereby given that the December Session of 1853, for the Dispatch of the Criminal Business of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

S. G. BONHAM.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria.

69.

And I do hereby also further declare in pursuance of the said last mentioned Act, that Twelve instead of Fifteen feet shall be deemed a sufficient allowance of space for any Natives of Asia or Africa who may be conveyed from Hongkong through the Tropics.

And lastly, I do hereby further declare, that the medicines, medical instruments, and other matters necessary for the medical treatment of the Passengers during any such voyage, shall be as follows; namely: ---

For a Ship carrying 100 passengers and in like proportion for any greater or less number.

FOR 100 PERSONS.

3 ozs.

Senna Leaves

FOR

100 PERSONS.

8 ozs

8

Calomel

Blue Pill..

Rhubarb Powder

Compound Jalap Powder

Ipecacuanha Powder...

Opium

Dovers' Powder

Magnesia

Epsom Salts ...

Chloride of Lime

Tartar Emetic Quinine

Antimonial Powder

:

:

:

:

:

Extract of Colocynth Compound

Carbonate of Ammonia

Assafoetida

2 2 2

12

2

19

""

""

Blistering Plaister

Sulphur Sublimed Sulphur Ointment

Linseed Flour

22 2

""

"

6 lbs.

20

""

Country Soap

Castor Oil

Oil of Peppermint

:

Adhesive Plaister Spread

Simple Ointment

Ringworm Ointment

...

Aromatic Spirits of Hartshorn

4 drams.

2 ozs.

Jeremie's Opiate

J

Cholera Pills in Phial

"

Cubebs Powder

Sweet Spirits of Nitre

2 ~ - Haco 22

16

Copaiba

...

Sulphate of Copper

"

Sulphate of Zinc

Lunar Caustic

:

16

12

"

4 lbs. 24 ozs.

6 bottles

2 ozs.

2 yds.

16 ozs.

16

"

2oz phial

4 ozs.

12 drams

4 lbs.

16 ozs.

Camphor

Camphorated Liniment

Catechu

Prepared Chalk

Tincture of Opium

Turpentine

واو

8 ozs.

16

"

Prepared Lint

Cloth for Bandages

INSTRUMENTS, &c.

1 Set of Amputating and other Surgical Instru- 1 Spatula.

1 Dressing Scissors.

16

2

1

"

4 drams

4 ozs.

2 pieces

ments.

1

One ounce glass measure.

1

Infusion box.

1

Minim glass measure.

I

Quire of Country paper.

1

Pestle and mortar (Wedgwood).

1

Penknife,

1 Set of weights and scales (grains in box).

2

Metal Bedpans.

1

Set of common splints.

2

Trusses for Hernia, Right and Left.

1

Set of Bleeding Lancets.,

2

Male Syringes.

1

Silver Catheter.

ENGLISH LABELS TO BE AFFIXED.

The following articles must also be placed on board to be issued on demand of the Surgeon- Arrowroot, Barley, Oatmeal or Sago

Lime Juice

---

Rum or Brandy

Port Wine

Combs

Razors

Soap

Sugar

...

:

:.

75 lbs

36 Quart bottles

2

36

6

""

24

24

150 lbs 300

for 100 Persons.

,,

""

22

>>

"}

"

"

Givene under my hand and Seal of the Colony. at Government House, Victoria, Hongkong, this 28th Day of December in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three and in the Seventeenth Year of Her Majesty's Reign.

By His Excellency's Command,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

NOTICE is hereby given that the December Session of 1853, for the Dispatch of the Criminal Business of the SUPREME COURT, will be held on Monday the 16th day of January, 1854.

By Order of the Court,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Supreme Court, 9th December 1853.

S. G. BONHAM.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

Claims against the Estate of the late WILLIAM ELLIS, must be sent in to the undersigned, on or before the 8th day of April, 1854, and all Parties indebted to the said Estate, are requested to make payment to

T. JONES GIBB, Administrator.

Hongkong, 10th October, 1853.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria.