Government Gazette | 政府憲報 | 1855

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Bongkang

SERIES.

THE

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 7TH JULY, 1855.

 

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 1.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby ve, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONgkong goveRNMENT GAZETTE,”

+ ..., as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Su- tendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify, The Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon, K.G., pointed FREDERICK HARVEY, Esq., late Secretary Registrar to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and the rintendency of British Trade in China, to be Her

ty's Vice-Consul at Shanghae.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Peoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department. His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased fy the appointment of THOMAS FRANCIS WADE, Esq., ng the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government, to the bese Secretaryship in this Superintendency.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

intendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

be given to Her Majesty's Authorities in China to enforce those penalties against the Subjects of Her Majesty.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.

No. 1.

W. WOODGATE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of Instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies having re- ference to the Government of Hongkong and its Depen- dencies, it is hereby intimated, that the Government Noti- fication of 15th April, 1854, first in order in the Gazette of 22d April, 1854, is withdrawn from this date, and that all Communications to Government in matters concerning this Colony are in future to be addressed to the Colonial Secre- tary, for submission to His Excellency the Governor and

By Order,

Commander-in-Chief.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th June, 1855.

No: 2.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. 'The Reverend JOHN JAMES IRWIN, having this day Ilis Excellency_the_Chief Superintendent of Trade reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Colonial received copy of a Proclamation issued by His Ex- Chaplain of Hongkong, by virtue of a Warrant under the CY WANG, the Governor General of Fuh-keen and Royal Sign Manual; and assumes accordingly the duties of ang, stating it has come to his knowledge that Female his Office from this date. ren have been bought at Ningpo for the purpose of shipped to Foreign Countries, and that it is his rigorously to prohibit the practice. And His Ex-

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

cy the Viceroy farther desires the co-operation of the Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

sentatives of Foreign Nations to put an end to a so degrading and inhuman. The Viceroy announces te will punish those who disobey his Proclamation

Hongkong, 30th June, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

the utmost rigor of the Law.. His Excellency the No. 3..

Superintendent of Trade hereby gives notice, that arties who shall engage in the Illegal Traffic of pur-

g Chinese Females, expose themselves to the penal- It is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of Provided under the Anti-Slavery Act; and Orders will Crown Lands on Leases will be held on the ground

बिला

Bongkang

SERIES.

THE

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 7TH JULY, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 1.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby ve, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONgkong goveRNMENT GAZETTE,”

+ ..., as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Su- tendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify, The Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon, K.G., pointed FREDERICK HARVEY, Esq., late Secretary Registrar to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and the rintendency of British Trade in China, to be Her

ty's Vice-Consul at Shanghae.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Peoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department. His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Superintendent of British Trade in China, is pleased fy the appointment of THOMAS FRANCIS WADE, Esq., ng the pleasure of Her Majesty's Government, to the bese Secretaryship in this Superintendency.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

intendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

be given to Her Majesty's Authorities in China to enforce those penalties against the Subjects of Her Majesty.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.

No. 1.

W. WOODGATE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

In consequence of Instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies having re- ference to the Government of Hongkong and its Depen- dencies, it is hereby intimated, that the Government Noti- fication of 15th April, 1854, first in order in the Gazette of 22d April, 1854, is withdrawn from this date, and that all Communications to Government in matters concerning this Colony are in future to be addressed to the Colonial Secre- tary, for submission to His Excellency the Governor and

By Order,

Commander-in-Chief.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th June, 1855.

No: 2.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. 'The Reverend JOHN JAMES IRWIN, having this day Ilis Excellency_the_Chief Superintendent of Trade reported his arrival in the Colony, is appointed Colonial received copy of a Proclamation issued by His Ex- Chaplain of Hongkong, by virtue of a Warrant under the CY WANG, the Governor General of Fuh-keen and Royal Sign Manual; and assumes accordingly the duties of ang, stating it has come to his knowledge that Female his Office from this date. ren have been bought at Ningpo for the purpose of shipped to Foreign Countries, and that it is his rigorously to prohibit the practice. And His Ex-

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

cy the Viceroy farther desires the co-operation of the Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

sentatives of Foreign Nations to put an end to a so degrading and inhuman. The Viceroy announces te will punish those who disobey his Proclamation

Hongkong, 30th June, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

the utmost rigor of the Law.. His Excellency the No. 3..

Superintendent of Trade hereby gives notice, that arties who shall engage in the Illegal Traffic of pur-

g Chinese Females, expose themselves to the penal- It is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of Provided under the Anti-Slavery Act; and Orders will Crown Lands on Leases will be held on the ground

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

to be sold on Monday the Ninth day of July, 1855, the sale to commence at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The following descriptive statement of the Lots to be offered at the Sale is published for general information.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 30th June, 1855.

Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction on Monday, the 9th July, 1855.

33

calling his attention to the great importance which Majesty's Government attaches to the acquirement of Chinese Language by all Functionaries in the Public Se in this Colony: and His Excellency is instructed to that in claims for promotion, a knowledge of Chinese be considered as a recommendation to the favourable sideration of the Authorities.

By Order,

r

W. T. MERCER Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

ORDER

BOUNDARY MEASUREMENT.

CONTENT

IN

OF

LOCALITY.

SQUARE

SALE.

N.

S.

E. W.

FIXED ANNUAL RENT.

FEET.

No. 5.

N.of Hospital Hill. 50

50 50

50

2,500

£9 16

50 50 50 50

2,500

9 1 6

"9

50 50 50

50

2,500

"

50

50

50

50

2,500

#

50

50

3,425

50

50

**

50

50

2,500

7

50

50

50

50

2,500

"

8

50

50

50 50

"

2,500

9

50

50

50 50

2,500

10

50

50 50 50

"

2,500

}}

50

91

50 50 50

2,500

12

50

"

50 50 50

2,500

13

50

"

50 50 50 2,500. WILLIAM COWPER,

No. 4.

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9 16

are c

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION, Whereas it has been represented by the Imp 916 Authorities at Shanghae to His Excellency the Gove 916 and Commander-in-Chief, that Chinese Subjects, not hav 12 8 6 lawful business in that port or neighbourhood,

916 veyed thither in considerable numbers by Vessels f 916 this Colony, for the purpose of creating disturbances a 916 troubling the public peace: It is hereby recommended t 916 parties who shall convey Chinamen to any Northern P to exercise due caution, and institute due enquiry into: 96 character and, objects of the individuals who applyi Passages, so that no umbrage may be given to the Chir Assistant Surveyor, for the Surveyor General. Authorities, and no risk incurred by the Vessels taking

board such Chinamen as Passengers.

9 16 9.1 9 16

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. His Excellency The Governor has received a Despatch from The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies,

PUBLIC AUCTION.

E undersigned have received instructions to dispose of by PUBLIC AUCTION, on THURS- DAY, the 12th instant, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's Rond, at 11 o'clock A.M., for the benefit of the con- eerned,-

SS Nos. 30, 64, 68, and 78,-4 Chests of ΝΡΟ, Γ NEW PATNA; and

SS Nos. 35, 87, and 85,-3 Chests of BE- NBO.

NARES.

ex "Cowrasjee Family."

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

PER P. & 0. STEAMER “ GANGES.” VERLAND HAMS, CHEESE, MUSCATEL RAISINS, MARASCHINO and CURACAO.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

OVER

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

ΑΝ

JUST RECEIVED.

N Invoice of CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLAT- ED-WARE, NICKEL-SILVER, BRITAN- NIA METAL TEAPOTS, STONE JUGS, DRam or POCKET FLASKS, and CARPENTERS' TOOLS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

[R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Cor Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.

Steam for

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

THE

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship GANGES, Cap- tain BOWEN, with Her Majesty's Maits, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on TUESDAY, the 10th July, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 8th, SPECIE until Noon on the 9th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 9th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGht and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation Company'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 Shipper 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.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 28th June, 1855.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

!

TO LET.

RUSSELL & Co.

A

of D'Aguilar and Wellington Streets, with extensive GODOWN and OUT-HOUSES. Entrance may be had immediately. For particulars, apply to

D. LAPRAIK.

Hongkong, 21st June, 1855.

NOTICE.

BY Order of the CONSULAR Department of

FOREIGN OFFICE at COPENHAGEN, it is be notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Ap ment of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at}}- kong, will be received by said Department w 15th October, 1855.

FRED. H. BLOCK Acting Danish Cons

Danish Consulate, Hongkong,

2d July, 1855.

NOTICE.

TR THOMAS D. BOYD is authorized to u

our Firm.

M

Amoy, 12th May, 1855.

F. D. SYME & C

NOTICE.

K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist, ha

Mjust returned from London and Paris,

all the latest Improvements in supplying ARTI: MINERAL, and in stopping DECAYED, TEETH, E- be consulted, personally or by letter, at M LAPRAIK'S

Hongkong, 29th June, 1855.

NOTICE. HIPPERS of Goods to California, during

Years 1848, 1849, and 1850, may hear something to their advantage by calling upon undersigned.

WM. PUSTAU & Ca Hongkong, 7th September, 1854.

FOR SALE,

just landed ex Faithful.

t

N Invoice of Crosse & Blackwell's OILMAN

ASTORES, consisting of,-

PICKLES, SAUCES, JAMS and Jellies, On CAPERS, Potted MEATS, Soyer's RELISH, SAL Oil, Mustard, Tart-fruits, MacCARONI, VE CELLI, Dried HERBS, Yarmouth BLOATERS, S DINES, Wiltshire BACON, Fresh SALMON, Preser MEATS, Berkley CHEESE in Tins, York Hams, Fro2 PLUMS, &C., &c.

DE SILVER & C^

Hongkong, 9th June, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkout"

PRICE, 68 per Annum. TERMS FOR ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under(*

Dollar, cach additional Line Twenty Cents-0 half of these charges for each Repetition.

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

to be sold on Monday the Ninth day of July, 1855, the sale to commence at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

The following descriptive statement of the Lots to be offered at the Sale is published for general information.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 30th June, 1855.

Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction on Monday, the 9th July, 1855.

33

calling his attention to the great importance which Majesty's Government attaches to the acquirement of Chinese Language by all Functionaries in the Public Se in this Colony: and His Excellency is instructed to that in claims for promotion, a knowledge of Chinese be considered as a recommendation to the favourable sideration of the Authorities.

By Order,

r

W. T. MERCER Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

ORDER

BOUNDARY MEASUREMENT.

CONTENT

IN

OF

LOCALITY.

SQUARE

SALE.

N.

S.

E. W.

FIXED ANNUAL RENT.

FEET.

No. 5.

N.of Hospital Hill. 50

50 50

50

2,500

£9 16

50 50 50 50

2,500

9 1 6

"9

50 50 50

50

2,500

"

50

50

50

50

2,500

#

50

50

3,425

50

50

**

50

50

2,500

7

50

50

50

50

2,500

"

8

50

50

50 50

"

2,500

9

50

50

50 50

2,500

10

50

50 50 50

"

2,500

}}

50

91

50 50 50

2,500

12

50

"

50 50 50

2,500

13

50

"

50 50 50 2,500. WILLIAM COWPER,

No. 4.

A...AAAAAA

9 16

are c

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION, Whereas it has been represented by the Imp 916 Authorities at Shanghae to His Excellency the Gove 916 and Commander-in-Chief, that Chinese Subjects, not hav 12 8 6 lawful business in that port or neighbourhood,

916 veyed thither in considerable numbers by Vessels f 916 this Colony, for the purpose of creating disturbances a 916 troubling the public peace: It is hereby recommended t 916 parties who shall convey Chinamen to any Northern P to exercise due caution, and institute due enquiry into: 96 character and, objects of the individuals who applyi Passages, so that no umbrage may be given to the Chir Assistant Surveyor, for the Surveyor General. Authorities, and no risk incurred by the Vessels taking

board such Chinamen as Passengers.

9 16 9.1 9 16

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. His Excellency The Governor has received a Despatch from The Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies,

PUBLIC AUCTION.

E undersigned have received instructions to dispose of by PUBLIC AUCTION, on THURS- DAY, the 12th instant, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's Rond, at 11 o'clock A.M., for the benefit of the con- eerned,-

SS Nos. 30, 64, 68, and 78,-4 Chests of ΝΡΟ, Γ NEW PATNA; and

SS Nos. 35, 87, and 85,-3 Chests of BE- NBO.

NARES.

ex "Cowrasjee Family."

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

PER P. & 0. STEAMER “ GANGES.” VERLAND HAMS, CHEESE, MUSCATEL RAISINS, MARASCHINO and CURACAO.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

OVER

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

ΑΝ

JUST RECEIVED.

N Invoice of CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLAT- ED-WARE, NICKEL-SILVER, BRITAN- NIA METAL TEAPOTS, STONE JUGS, DRam or POCKET FLASKS, and CARPENTERS' TOOLS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

[R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Cor Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th July, 1855.

Steam for

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

THE

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship GANGES, Cap- tain BOWEN, with Her Majesty's Maits, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on TUESDAY, the 10th July, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 8th, SPECIE until Noon on the 9th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 9th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGht and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation Company'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 Shipper 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.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 28th June, 1855.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

!

TO LET.

RUSSELL & Co.

A

of D'Aguilar and Wellington Streets, with extensive GODOWN and OUT-HOUSES. Entrance may be had immediately. For particulars, apply to

D. LAPRAIK.

Hongkong, 21st June, 1855.

NOTICE.

BY Order of the CONSULAR Department of

FOREIGN OFFICE at COPENHAGEN, it is be notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Ap ment of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at}}- kong, will be received by said Department w 15th October, 1855.

FRED. H. BLOCK Acting Danish Cons

Danish Consulate, Hongkong,

2d July, 1855.

NOTICE.

TR THOMAS D. BOYD is authorized to u

our Firm.

M

Amoy, 12th May, 1855.

F. D. SYME & C

NOTICE.

K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist, ha

Mjust returned from London and Paris,

all the latest Improvements in supplying ARTI: MINERAL, and in stopping DECAYED, TEETH, E- be consulted, personally or by letter, at M LAPRAIK'S

Hongkong, 29th June, 1855.

NOTICE. HIPPERS of Goods to California, during

Years 1848, 1849, and 1850, may hear something to their advantage by calling upon undersigned.

WM. PUSTAU & Ca Hongkong, 7th September, 1854.

FOR SALE,

just landed ex Faithful.

t

N Invoice of Crosse & Blackwell's OILMAN

ASTORES, consisting of,-

PICKLES, SAUCES, JAMS and Jellies, On CAPERS, Potted MEATS, Soyer's RELISH, SAL Oil, Mustard, Tart-fruits, MacCARONI, VE CELLI, Dried HERBS, Yarmouth BLOATERS, S DINES, Wiltshire BACON, Fresh SALMON, Preser MEATS, Berkley CHEESE in Tins, York Hams, Fro2 PLUMS, &C., &c.

DE SILVER & C^

Hongkong, 9th June, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkout"

PRICE, 68 per Annum. TERMS FOR ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under(*

Dollar, cach additional Line Twenty Cents-0 half of these charges for each Repetition.

Bongkong

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 14TH JULY, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 2.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby ve, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,”

*, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLamations, Notifications, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

2. 1.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

be received as sufficient to prove the Measurement of Ships requiring Imperial Registers at this Port.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. In consequence of Instructions from Her Majesty's cipal Secretary of State for the Colonies having re- ace to the Government of Hongkong and its Depen- vies, it is hereby intimated, that the Government Noti- tion of 15th April, 1854, first in order in the Gazette of April, 1854, is withdrawn from this date, and that all munications to Government in matters concerning this No. 7. ay are in future to be addressed to the Colonial Secre- for submission to His Excellency the Governor and mander-in-Chief.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

`. Colonial Secretary.

Denial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th June, 1855.

6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, under the terms of Clause 36, Part II. e" Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," that the Certificate Le Harbour Master for the time being, or that of AN RICKETT, Esq., Government Marine Surveyor, will

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

E GOVERNMENT OF INDIA having requested,

that a separate Bag be made up at this Office

EDGEREE, independent of the Mails for

TA: The Post-master General has been

ted to authorize the arrangement; and in future,

**itional Bag will be made up with the General

a be delivered at KEDGEREE immediately on val of the Packet at the Mouth of the Ganges.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Oce, Hongkong, 14th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

Post-master.

Order of the CONsular DepartmenT OF THE FEIGN OFFICE at Copenhagen, it is hereby that Applications to fill the Vacant Appoint- of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Hong- be received by said Department until the

* Osler, 1855.

FRED. H. BLOCK, Acting Danish Consul.

h Consulate, Hongkong,

2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is in contemplation to offer for Sale by Public Auc- tion the Land situated between the site of the late Howitzer Battery and the site of the late Naval Stores, forming length of frontage of about 900 Feet.

Parties desirous of purchasing Lots in that Locality, either on the sea or land side of the Queen's Road, are requested to communicate with the Surveyor General on or before the 20th instant, in order that their wishes with regard to Size may as far as possible be attended to previously to the completion of the plan.

The Sale will take place on the 4th proximo, before which date the detailed particulars of the Land and Rental will be published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th July, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, [AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

H CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855,

NOTICE.

R ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed

MAGENT of the Canton Branch of THE COM-

MERCIAL Bank of India.

Canton, 7th July, 1855,

EDGAR CORRIE, Manager.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

FOR SALE.

N Invoice of Hubbock & Son's Patent WHITE

AZING PAINT.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

PER P. & O. STEAMER “ GANGES.”

OVERLAND HAMS, CHEESE, MUSCATEL

RAISINS, MARASCHINO and CURAÇAO.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, *

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855,

Bongkong

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 14TH JULY, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 2.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby ve, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,”

*, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLamations, Notifications, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

2. 1.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

be received as sufficient to prove the Measurement of Ships requiring Imperial Registers at this Port.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. In consequence of Instructions from Her Majesty's cipal Secretary of State for the Colonies having re- ace to the Government of Hongkong and its Depen- vies, it is hereby intimated, that the Government Noti- tion of 15th April, 1854, first in order in the Gazette of April, 1854, is withdrawn from this date, and that all munications to Government in matters concerning this No. 7. ay are in future to be addressed to the Colonial Secre- for submission to His Excellency the Governor and mander-in-Chief.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

`. Colonial Secretary.

Denial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th June, 1855.

6.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, under the terms of Clause 36, Part II. e" Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," that the Certificate Le Harbour Master for the time being, or that of AN RICKETT, Esq., Government Marine Surveyor, will

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

E GOVERNMENT OF INDIA having requested,

that a separate Bag be made up at this Office

EDGEREE, independent of the Mails for

TA: The Post-master General has been

ted to authorize the arrangement; and in future,

**itional Bag will be made up with the General

a be delivered at KEDGEREE immediately on val of the Packet at the Mouth of the Ganges.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Oce, Hongkong, 14th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

Post-master.

Order of the CONsular DepartmenT OF THE FEIGN OFFICE at Copenhagen, it is hereby that Applications to fill the Vacant Appoint- of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Hong- be received by said Department until the

* Osler, 1855.

FRED. H. BLOCK, Acting Danish Consul.

h Consulate, Hongkong,

2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is in contemplation to offer for Sale by Public Auc- tion the Land situated between the site of the late Howitzer Battery and the site of the late Naval Stores, forming length of frontage of about 900 Feet.

Parties desirous of purchasing Lots in that Locality, either on the sea or land side of the Queen's Road, are requested to communicate with the Surveyor General on or before the 20th instant, in order that their wishes with regard to Size may as far as possible be attended to previously to the completion of the plan.

The Sale will take place on the 4th proximo, before which date the detailed particulars of the Land and Rental will be published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th July, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, [AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

H CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855,

NOTICE.

R ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed

MAGENT of the Canton Branch of THE COM-

MERCIAL Bank of India.

Canton, 7th July, 1855,

EDGAR CORRIE, Manager.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

FOR SALE.

N Invoice of Hubbock & Son's Patent WHITE

AZING PAINT.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

PER P. & O. STEAMER “ GANGES.”

OVERLAND HAMS, CHEESE, MUSCATEL

RAISINS, MARASCHINO and CURAÇAO.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, *

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855,

MR

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

PER * EAGLE WING." Dozens London PORTER, in Quarts.

300 200 Do.

do. do.

30 Dozens Fine Old PORT.

Hhds. Old Jamaica RUM.

Pints.

Martell's, Marett's, and Hennesey's PALE

BRANDY.

CONGREVE SIGNAL ROCKETS.

MUSKET BALL CARTRIDGES,

and a variety of STORES,

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

A

JUST RECEIVED.

N Invoice of CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLAT- ED-WARE, NICKEL-SILVER, BRITAN- NIA METAL TEAPOTS, STONE JUGS, DRAM or POCKET FLASKS, and CARPENTERS' TOOLS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

A

NOW LANDING,

er“ Cairngorm.”

Well-assorted Invoice of 1LMAN'S STORES,

from Copland, Barnes & Co., consisting of,— JAMS and JELLIES, Orange Marmalade, Tart- FRUITS, MACCAROni, Vermicelli, Lca & Perrin's WORCESTER SAUCE, TOMATO and other Sauces, Fresh SALMON, Cayenne Pepper, French OLIVES and CAPERS, Mixed BISCUITS, York Hams and Loaf Cheese, LIMEJUICE, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

EXCHALLENGER.”

THE undersigned have just landed from the

Challenger, and for Sale,

Superior old pale sherrY in Hhds. and Qr.-casks.

Superior old PALE SHERRY in bottle.

Old FRUITY PORT in bottle.

CURACOA and MARASCHINO.

500 Dozens of Allsopp's Pale ALE, bottled by Friend.

Also,

A large assortment of NAVY CANVAS, PAINTS, PAINT OIL, and TURPENTINE.

*** SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855,

JUST RECEIVED,

200

Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

Also,

PUBLIC AUCTION OF LANDED PRE

PERTY.

Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE. LANE, CRAWFORD & Co. have receive

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

FOR SALE.

structions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, « Ground, on MONDAY, the 20th August wom Noon, the whole of

MARINE LOT No. 58, situate in Victoria West, with the BUILDIN

BASS'S PALE creaming ALE, bottled in Hong thereon, known as PYBUS's GODOWNS,

kong, aud in excellent order.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

A Large

TO LET.

of D'Aguilar and Wellington Strects, with extensive GoDoWN and OUT-HOUSES. Entrance may be had immediately. For particulars, apply to

D. LAPRAIK.

Hongkong, 21st June, 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION. THE undersigned have received instructions to sell

T by PUBLIC AUCHUN, CE Ved instructio, & to sell

instant, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the Godowns of Messrs FLETCHER & Co., for the benefit of the concerned.---- 23 Bales SHIRTINGS and T-CLOTHS, and

4 do: COTTON YARN, damaged by Sea Water.

TERMS OF SALE-Cash before delivery, in MEX- CAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co., Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

ПHE undersigned have received instructions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on TUESDAY, the 17th July, 1855, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock A.M., for account of the concerned y

HG, 17 Bags BETEL NUT. 156 Bundles of RATTANS,

more or less damaged.

Also,

10 Barrels FLOUR.

10 Do. BEEF.

10 Do. PORK.

60 MUSKETS.

And,

3 Half-barrels SHAD. TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

DE SILVER & Co., Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

|

This Eligible Property possesses a Sea Fronty 230 Feet, and presents facilities for adding largely to its value by reclaiming from the Sea.

1

The Queen's Road Frontage extends 260 1. from East to West, and from the nature of its tion, near the Centre of a populous part of the t forms an admirable site for a range of CHINESE S and DWELLIng Houses,

The present Depth on the West Boundary is Feet, and the East 72 Feet,—both capable, at a small outlay, of being increased by from 40 to Feet.

The whole Lot contains an AREA of 20, Square Feet, and is leased from the Government: 75 Years at a yearly GROUND-rent of £183,}, No other incumbrances.

For further particulars, apply to the Auction TERMS OF SALE-Cash in MEXICAN I weighed at 7.1.7. The purchaser to pay the Gras rent from the 25th June last, and the Expen Transfer. One-third of the Purchase Money t paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balanı » the completion of the Transfer.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAY MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkom, a Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, v Foochow; and all Business to his address comes u ur control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

NEW SERI

The C pe, that a

La before

Coloni

2. N.

The fol dus in Hon

RUSSELL & C

Colonia

[R K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist hart of the

just returned from London and Paris,

all the latest Improvements in supplying ARTIFIC. MINERAL, and in stopping DECAYED, TEETH, be consulted, personally or by letter, at Mr LAPRAIK'S.

Hongkong, 29th June, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong-

PRICE, 65 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty

Oriental ]

Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under,

Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cenis-(3 half of these charges for each Repetition.

The B of the

Juno th

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...

...

gh, bew tirenada,

...

Posterķi

THE

Songkong

SERIES.

s Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 21ST JULY, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 3.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby hat a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HỌNGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,”

before, be the only Official Organ for Proclamations, NoTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Order,

lonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

of the Average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank _Corporation in Hongkong for the Month ending

31st May, 1855, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED.............$116,443.

Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

ntal Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st June, 1855.

(Signed,)

SAM: GRAY,

Manager.

be Books and Treasure of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the Amount exhibited accorded with the

the Charter.

ze the 15th, 1855.

R. RIENAECKER.

Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

Excellency Her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., is hereby to notify, that the Returns of the BRITISH TRADE at the PORT OF CANTON for the Year ending ecember, 1854, published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of 5th May last, having been found to be tare cancelled, and the following amended Returns are published in their stead for general information.

rtoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

A RETURN of the Number and Tonnage of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived at, and Departed from, the PORT OF CANTON,

during the Year ending 31st December, 1854, distinguishing the Countries to which they belong.

ARRIVED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

DEPARTED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

| No. OF SHIPS.

TONNAGE.

137 65

68,795 British, 45,690 American,

...

...

...

...

...

11

23

...

866

15

3,274

2

328

1

672

:

1,934 Bremen, 1,483 Chilian, 1,753 Chinese, 2,589 Danish, 10,427 | Dutch,

...

French,. Hamburgh,

Mexican,

New Grenada,

...

...

...

144

Oldenberg,

...

...

:

18

6,268

Peruvian,

...

6

1,925

Portuguese,

1

650

Prussian,

21

6,344

Sianiese, .

1,015 Spanish,

...

Swedish,...

320 154,157

...

No. of SHIPS. TONNAGE.

136

...

69,050

60

43,137

1,934

3

1,483

4

1,753

...

2,661

23

...

...

10,687

2

526

15

...

...

3,396

2

328

...

...

...

1

***

672

1

144

11

3,528

5

1,677

1

650

*1

1,000

21

6,120

:

4.

1,015

306

149,711

THE

Songkong

SERIES.

s Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 21ST JULY, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 3.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby hat a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HỌNGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE,”

before, be the only Official Organ for Proclamations, NoTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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

By Order,

lonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 16th July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

of the Average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank _Corporation in Hongkong for the Month ending

31st May, 1855, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED.............$116,443.

Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

ntal Bank Corporation, Hongkong, 1st June, 1855.

(Signed,)

SAM: GRAY,

Manager.

be Books and Treasure of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the Amount exhibited accorded with the

the Charter.

ze the 15th, 1855.

R. RIENAECKER.

Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

Excellency Her Britannic Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade, &c., &c., is hereby to notify, that the Returns of the BRITISH TRADE at the PORT OF CANTON for the Year ending ecember, 1854, published in the Hongkong Government Gazette of 5th May last, having been found to be tare cancelled, and the following amended Returns are published in their stead for general information.

rtoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

A RETURN of the Number and Tonnage of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived at, and Departed from, the PORT OF CANTON,

during the Year ending 31st December, 1854, distinguishing the Countries to which they belong.

ARRIVED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

DEPARTED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

| No. OF SHIPS.

TONNAGE.

137 65

68,795 British, 45,690 American,

...

...

...

...

...

11

23

...

866

15

3,274

2

328

1

672

:

1,934 Bremen, 1,483 Chilian, 1,753 Chinese, 2,589 Danish, 10,427 | Dutch,

...

French,. Hamburgh,

Mexican,

New Grenada,

...

...

...

144

Oldenberg,

...

...

:

18

6,268

Peruvian,

...

6

1,925

Portuguese,

1

650

Prussian,

21

6,344

Sianiese, .

1,015 Spanish,

...

Swedish,...

320 154,157

...

No. of SHIPS. TONNAGE.

136

...

69,050

60

43,137

1,934

3

1,483

4

1,753

...

2,661

23

...

...

10,687

2

526

15

...

...

3,396

2

328

...

...

...

1

***

672

1

144

11

3,528

5

1,677

1

650

*1

1,000

21

6,120

:

4.

1,015

306

149,711

No. 2.-A STATEMENT exhibiting the MOVEMENT OF BRITISH SHIPPING in the Trade with the PORT OF CANTON, during v. 1854; distinguishing British and Country Ships; and shewing the Number and Tonnage of British Vessels at Whampos 31st December, 1854.

!

of 53,8

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

2

PLACES AND PORTS.

BRITISH.

COUNTRY.

TOTAL.

BRITISH.

COUNTRY.

TOTAL.

SUMMARY.

* and 24

No.

Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

No.

Tonnage.

* and 44

London,

...

Liverpool,

...

Bombay,

...

...

Calcutta,

Batavia,

Tuticorin, Hongkong, Amoy,

Fulichiau, Ningpo, Shanghae, Singapore,. Arracan,

Lombock,

Macassar, Manila,... Siam,

Algoa Bay,

Cape Town,

...

..

...

Hobart Town, Melbourne,...

...

423222

:

25

2,881 2,067 18,690 1,695

*

9

6,720 | 34 3,938 11

2,881 25 2,067 12 25,410

14,493 4,789

25

...

1

281 13

14,493 5,070

* and 34

Entered.

# and 29

9

2

5,633

1,039 12 778 10

9,202 14

10,241 British 90 Vessels 49,6

10

3,710 11

4,488 Country 47

"

19,

12

1,460 1

734 3

2,194

10,677 9

3,117 33

13,794 11

6,767

1,735 15

8,502

Total, 137

39

68,7

867 95

367

3

1,234

95 5

COLO

3,692 2,129

7.

1,756 13

5,448

13

5

...

...

·

2,129

Cleared.

14

110 1

110

***

:

...

...

11

...

1

...

5,137 420

236 419

***

...

...

436 2 2,460 19

436 12

...

7,597

4204

236 419

**

***

...

1

...

8,276 299

726 15 367

2

...

...

.

...

***

...

1

...

99

...

1

...

99

...

1,548

...

3

1

826

...

573 1

...

British 89 Vessels 48,2

9,002 Country 47 "

...

...

666

573

Of which number enterti

Ballast.

1,548 British 26 Vessels 12,14

826 Country 20 " 3,7

16

20,7

18

Total, 136 " 69,0%

30 and 40

22

25

26

27

28

30

31

...

...

...

220

220

319

319

...

...

...

...

Total, 46

"

17,94

34

229

229

211

229

440

35

...

1

911

2

535

...

1,446

406

470

876

Cleared in Ballast.

36

Sydney,...

Hamburgh,...

Halifax,

901

614

1,515

2,332

563

2,895

British 18 Vessels 11,1;

39

2

707

707 Country 10

4,406

41

...

...

...

...

...

408

448

408

43

Callao,

New York,...

Van Couver's Island, .

San Francisco,

...

...

...

419

419

...

Total, 28

"

15,500

45

...

...

277 739 925

277

...

...

...

739

...

925

+

1

136

136

363 320

...

...

::

363

***

320

***

46

...

...

...

Eromango,...

Isle of Pines,

-

Sandwich Islands,...

Total,...

...

90

49,080 47 19,715 137

68,795 $9 48,293 47 20,757 136

No. 3.—A RETURN of the Quantities and Value of Merchandize IMPORTED at cantoN, in 91 British Vessels of 50,818 :

and 38 Steamers and Lorchas of 9,807 Tons, from the Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year 1854.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

...

***

**

***

***

...

British Country 2

Remaining at Whampoa

31st December, 1834.

5 Vessels 2,714

39

334

...

...

Total, 7

"

3,0

69,050

423380

52

53

55

86

61

ESTIMATED VALUL #

DOLLARI.

NO. IN

TARIFE.

3

Betel Nut,

4

Bicho de Mar,

5

Bird's Nests,

7

Cloves,

12

Raw Cotton,...

14

Cotton Yarn,

16

Cutch,

18

Fish Maws,

19

Flints,

20

24

""

29**

30

Glassware and Glass,

Gum Olibanum,

Unenumerated,

Mother-o'-pearl shells,

Nail-rod iron,

...

Iron unmanufactured,

99

manufactured,

Copper manufactured,

...

Quicksilver,

...

Lead,

Steel,

...

Tin, Tin Plates,

32

******

33

Pepper, Putchuck,

***

34

Rattans,

35 Rice,

***

***

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

FROM WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLAURO

QUANTITIES.

IMPORTED.

Piculs

3,204

327

"

12

1,332

...

...

...

"

324,771

1,869 633

"

1

...

"

1,677

29

3,746

***

Value Picula

$2,000

1,338

...

***

"

2,211

108

2,230

"

n

1,225

Straits, India, Great Britain,

South Seas

153

99

9

...

"

99

3,012

82

...

"

150

"

24

"

241

308

"

988

3,829

104,245

.

...

"

...

"

...

"

6,200

664 1,466 13,631

REMA during the The W The V approxim

The r

No. 5.-

No.

1853

166 Ca

172 Bi

173 J.

174) T:

175 Ja

176 T

1854

38

Sharkfins,

46

Sapan Wood,

Ebony,

Sandal Wood,

...

13

Long Cloths,...

" Grey,

Chintz,

E

3' J.

f

5 L

4,358

"

5,030

47

Twilled Cottons,

...

Handkerchiefs, (number,)

Dyed Cottons,

Cotton Velvet,

WOOLLENS :--

Bombazettes,

Camle:s,

6,260

"

330

Great Britain, India, Straits

***

99

Pieces

5,700

:

...

...

...

***

10 M

960

:

***

સર

K

72

12 J

13 R

...

...

...

Changs

2,870

1,200

...

"

Long Ells,

504

...

:

#

Great Britain, Singapore, Hong- kong

15 A

16

Spanish Stripes,

500

#

Narrow Woollens,

600

17 T

...

...

Wine, Beer, &C.,

$12,000

18 T

19

MISCELLANEOUS,—Agar, Gambier, Horns, Nail, Hides, Yellow Metal, Soap, Coral, Carpets, Bark, Pulse, Sago,

$12,400

20 A

21 1

22 €

Total Value of Imports in British Ships,...

$3,34

...

C

24

Equal at Exchange of 4/9 per Dollar, to..........

REMARKS.—The above Return exhibits the Quantities and Values of Merchandize which were entered at the Custom House and paid Import Duty during ' 1854, (corrected in some cases from other sources of information.)

The Weights stated are those in use at Canton. 1 Catty is equal to 14 Pounds Avoirdupois, and 1 Picul (or 100 Catties) corresponds with 1331 English. 1 estimated at Your English Yards.

The Values given have been computed on the average prloss of the year in the Canton Markets; and where this has heen found impracticable, an approximate są has been substituted.

The reduction of Dollars into Sterling has been made at the average Exchange for the Year of 4/9 per Dollar.

25

A

26

271

28 1

29

30

QUANTITIES.

Piculs

"

...

»

39

"

"

99

Number

Picula

"

...

"

19

39

Fans of all

Galangal,

-A RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MercHANDIZK EXPORTED from the POR I OP CANTON, in 108 British Vessels 306 Tons, and 38 Steamers and Small Craft of 9,807 Tons, to the Countries and Places undermentioned, during the Year 1854.

Star Aniseed, Aniseed Oil,

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

***

Bangles and Glassware, Bamboo and Rattanware, Brass Leaf and Tin Foil,

Rone and Ivory ware, Camphor,

Canes,

12 Cassia,

19

Buds, Oil,

13 China Root,

14. Chinaware,

...

...

Copper and Pewter ware,

26 | Crackers and Fireworks,

...

TO WHAT COUNTRIKS AND PLACES

EXPORTED.

1,387 India, Europe, Shanghae

12 Great Britain

1,000 All parts

400 1,777

Estimated Valur in DOLLARS.

20,705

1,800

857 India

6,650

806

All parts

11,500

16 India

260

4 England and Australia

600

500

"

12,500

420,000 All parts

8,400

4,085 Great Britain and India

81,700

127

*

3,500

45

"

9,000

77 India

200

20,000

35

10,400

"

14,216

...

0.00

50

2,600

...

397 India

1,786

Glass Beads,

Glue,...

Glass Cloth,

Hartall,

Kittysols,

Lacquered ware,

14 Marble Slabs,

35 Mats and Matting, ..

36 Mother-o'-pearl ware,

39 Pictures,

283

30

4,245

"

177 | Iudia, Great Britain

885

***

39

"

"

6,000

"

29 Shanghae

600

...

728 India, Australia

1,456

...

283 India, England

14,150

696 | India, Australia

1,392

"

11,657 | All parts

34,971

+

Australia

160

41 | Paper,

43 Preserves,

43 Rhubarb,

46 Raw Silk,

Refuse Silk,

Number Piculs

232 India and Australia

2,000

2,047 | All parts

8,500

...

***

3,668

99

33,012

...

300

"

13,500

487

"

"

121,750

...

Silk Ribbou, Thread, &c.,

Silk Piece Goods,

`"

1,326

29

265,200

***

22

Great Britain

"3

13,200

"

320

All parts

208,000

Silk and

48 Boots and

32 Sugar,

$3 Sugar Candy,

55 Tea,

56 Tobacco,...

61 Vermillion,

Physic and Drugs,

...

Mixtures,...

...

...

29

Australia

39

6,300

...

"

"

...

...

*

***

"

Value

Tip, Iron,

...

MISCELLANEOUS,-Alum, Clothes, Soy, Furniture, Bamboos, Silk Umbrellas, Hides, White and Red Lead, Ink, Rice Paper Drawings, Sandalwood ware, Blue Dye, Wooden Articles, Leaf Fans, Dried Shrimps, Hemp, &c., &c., &c.,

...

...

66 All parts

48,846 | India, Shanghae

23,734 India, Great Britain, and Colonies 178,752 Great Britain and Colonies

1,861 | Great Britain, India, and Colonies

190 Great Britain, India, and Shanghae $17,500 | All parts

$25,000 Hamburgh and Shanghao

$4,500

3,300

244,230

148,357

4,647,552-

18,610

13,300

17,500

25,000

4,500

99

$35,000 All parts

Total Value of Exports in British Ships, ·

Equal at Exchange of 4/9 per Dollar, to,...

35,000

$6,098,477

£1,448,388

VARKS. The above Return exhibits the Quantities and Values of Merchandize which were entered for Exportation and paid Duty at the Canton Custom House =te year 1854, (corrected in some cases from other sources of information.)

Weights stated are those in use at Canton: 1 Catty is equal to 14 pounds avoirdupois, and 1 Picul (or 100 catties) corresponds to 1334tb English.

- Valucs given have in most instances been computed upon the average prices of the year in the Canton Market; and where this has been found impracticable, an

mate estimate has been substituted.

reduction of Dollars into Sterling has been made at the average Exchange for the year of 4/9 per dollar.

PORT of canton, from

--Statement of Tonnage Dues, and import and Export Duties paid by British Vessels in the POR

the 1st January to the 31st December, 1854.

41 Strathfieldsaye,

42 Cowasjce Family,

44 Cathaya,

45 Courser,

SHIP'S NAME-

TONS.

TONNAGE DUES.

IMP. AND EXP. DUTIES.

TOTAL.

No.

SHIP'S NAME.

TONS.

TONNAGE DUES.

IMP. AND Exr.

DUTIES

TOTAL.

Canute,

686

British Tar,

364

J.Jeejeeblioy, Hamerlane,

574

427

Fane Ewing, Triumph,

455

Tacis m.c.c. Taels m.c.c.

Taels m.c.c. 343.0.0.0 13,439.1.9.6| 13,782.1.9.6 182.0.0.0 5,602.6.5.4 5,784.6.5.4 287.0.0.0 2,187.2.1.5| 2,474.2.1.5 213.5.0.0 8,459.4.2.8 8,672.9.2.8 227.5.0.0

38 Tinto,

Brought forward,.. 19,227 37 Burlington,....

778

480

39 Cressy,

720

Taels m.c.c. Taels m.c.c. Taels m.c.c. 8,220.3.0.0 231,535.0.9.3 239,755.3.9.3 389.0.0.0 4,025.2.7.1| 4,414.2.7.1 240.0.0.0 5,800.2.9.9 6,040.2.9.9 360.0.0.0 3,092.1.8.1 3,452.1.8.1

227.5.0.0

40 Whampoa,

376

807 403.5.0.0

403.5.0.0

Early Bird,...

363

Jeabury,

473

181.5.0.0 1,377.2.5.4 236.5.0.0 11,671.4.2.3 11,907.9.2.3

1,558.7.5.4

43 Sea King,

...

J. Buchanan,

236!

Valmer Castle,...

656

59.0.0.0 4,593.4.7.5 4,652.4.7.5 328.0.0.0 13,958.3.4.5 14,286.3.4.5

ly Raffles,

299

John Wood,

570

Irkney Lass,

3201

belotnith,

850

285.0.0.0 2,663.6.8.5 2,948.6.8.5 160.0.0.0 6,870.2.2.5 7,030.2.2.5 425.0.0.0 7,445.1.1.7 7,870.1.1.7

656 328.0.0.0 11,321.0.0.8 11,649.0.0.8

246.5.0.0 2,564.6.8.3 2,811.1.8.3 * 113.5.0.0) 874.0.2.8 987.5.2.8 287.0.0.0 3,382.3.7.1| 3,669.3.7.1

459.5.0.0 4,720.4.9.8 5,179.9.9.8

Arrow,

212

lary Spencer,... Koh-i-noor,... John Dugdale,... lution... vangeline,

Alert, Albot,

479

138

407

239.5.0 0 8,942.8.8.7 9,182.3.8.7

13.8.0.0 203.5.0.0

1,216.5.6.5 1,230.3.6.5 7,015.2.1.0 7,218.7.1.0 419 209.5.0.0 5,100.3.8.3 5,309.8.8.3 335 167.5.0.0 4,809.5.0.0|| 4,977.0.0.0 140.5.0.0 1,771.3.0.0 1,911.8.0.0 122.5.0.0 4,385.3.2.5 4,507.8.2.5 182.5.0.0 4,342,5.0.0 4,525,0.0.0

...

46 J. Jeejeebhoy, 47 Aërolite, 48 Red Gauntlet, 49 Bomanjee, 50 Prince Arthur,... 51 Mary Mackertoom,“ 52 Fanny,

...

53 Agincourt,.. 54 Flying Childers, 55 Chrysolite,. 56 Patna, 57 Polinaise, 58 Queen Margaret, 59 l'rince of Wales, 60 Masdeu,

...

297

...

...

895 493

227

574

911

919

...

...

...

:

...

...

...

...

362 887 533 826

850 1,146)

305 272 689 229 114.5.0.0 1,999.2.6.8 2,113.7.6.8 471 235.5.0.0 2,246.8.2.3 2,482.3.2.3 181.0.0.0 5,902.9.7.5 6,083.9.7.5 443.5.0.0 13,894.9.8.8 14,338.4.8.8 266.5.0.0 2,379.4.0.8 2,645.9.0.8

573.0.0.0 5,682.7.8.8 6,255.7.8.8

136.0.0.0 1,354.3.4.7 1,490.3.4.7

413.0.0.0

4.365.1.0.7

218

956.6.9.8

682

341.0.0.0 2,656.0.2.3

2,997.0.2.3

1,699

774

.193.5.0.0

4,656.2.6.4

4,849.7.6.4

376

94.0.0.0 518.3.6.6

612.3.6.6

726

363.0.0.0 3,226.5.6.2

3,589.5.6.2.

450

225.0.0.0 6,428.1.2.6 6,653.1.2.6

438 219.0.0.0 7,826.8.6.0 8,045.8.6.0

1.6.0.2

8.6.6.0

F201 སཙསམཁ

A

[050°69 | **S*SI 90ooES 981 87 8010

188'C 902′09 | 216′21 | 818′09 LEI 97

16

****[*10 L

not.

281 245

Firmasiue,...

365

Pelican,.......

469

Hero,

Arratoon Apcar,

ronstay,

406 275 527

Coronation,

739

Sunner,

347.5.0.0 13.275.1.2.6 13,622.6.2.6

203.0.0.0 4,318.1.9.8 4,521.1.9.8 137.5.0.0 1,249.0.6.4 1,386.5.6.4 263.5.0.0 9,302.9.1.1| 9,566.4.1.1

rd,19,227 8,220.3.0.0.231,535.0.9.3 239,755.3.9.3 |

My pasu wH

'Ɑ

61 Glendaragh,

62 Charles Grant,... 63 Joseph Somes, 64] Whampoa,

65 Bank of England,

William and Jane,

[7] Malnatisļ,

3,952.1.0.7 109.0.0.0 847.6.9.8

Carried forward, .. |45,351| 17,260.8.0.0 395,323.8.5.1|412,584.6.5.]

No.

SHIP'S NAME,

TONA..

TONNAGE Doss.

IMP. AND Exp. DUTIES

TOTAL.

No. 5.-STATEMENT OF TONnage Dues,— -Continued..

No.

SHIP'S NAMK,

+

Taels m.c.c.'

79 Lancastrian,

591

295.5.0.0

204

81 Earl of Clare,

1,102

82 Stornoway,

83 Columbus,

84' Asia,

523

551.0.0.0 527 263.5.0.0 467 233.5.0.0 261.5.0.0

83 Nimrod,

234

86 S. Burbridge,

435

217.5.0.0 2,036.1.1.2 2,253.6.1.2

Brought forward,

80 G. Marquard,

Taels m.c.o. Tacls m.c.c. 45,351| 17,260.8.0.0 395,323.8.5,1 412,584.6.5.1

211.8.4.6. 507.3.4.6

...

3,687.9.3.6 4,238.9.3.6 6,713.5.5.0

6,977.0.5.0 1,534.3.3.7 1,767.8.3.7 1,997.3.5.0 2,258.8.5.0

Brought forward,

110 Shah Allum, 11 D. Harrison, 112 Nina, 113 Jessie, 114) Centurion,

115 Alligator, 116 Onward,

Taels m.c.c.

60,320 23,135.8.0.0 451,007.3.7.6 474,1197

469.5.0.0 2,722.1.0.0 3,191 214.0.0.0 4,748.7.2.1 4,2

319.5.0.0

· -98.5.0.0) 9.9.0.0

8,498.8.2.1|| 8,81|: 199.1.5.6 297: 1,090.5.7.5 1,1mm. 1,906.6.8.3 2,016

TONS.

TONNAGE DUES.

EXP. AND IMP. DUTIES.

Taels m.c.c.

Telko

Tacks

939

428

95

573

+

6391

197

The sub

99

+

117 Oribe,

220

1

110.0.0.0

shed for

87 Hannah,

245

38 British Queen

110

...

89 Cyclone,

665

332.5.0.0

90. Bombay,

400

200.0.0.0

6,236.7.5.0 75.4.8.0

6,569.2.5.0

275.4.8.0

118 Mimosa,

119 Jane Geary,

120 Good Success,

121 Roxburgh Castle,

447

223.5.0.0

499.7.8.2 723.3

203

...

528

264.0.0.0 -3,375.0.5.6 3,6346:

1,100

91 Lancashire Witch,

306

76.5.0.0 1,765.6.8.6;

1,842.1.8.6

122 Boyne,

....

619

A

92 Erance,

728

364.0.0.0 3,917.9.0.9 4,281.9.0.9

123 Hamilton,

398

199.0.0.0

550.0.0.0 1,239.4.9.6 1,784

309.5.0.0 2,751.3.8.2 3,000

154.1.5.1

353-1

Colonial Hon

93 Aden,

339

169.5.0.0,

4,554.1.1.0 4,723.6.1.0

124 Lalla Rookh,

367

94 Blair,

333

166.5 0.0

5,175.1.6.3

5,341.6.6.3

125 Adele,

332

166.0.0.0

95. Ann,

800

200.0.0.0

179.9.0.5

379.9.0.5

126) Mary Sparks,

544

272.0.0.0

467.9.4.4 633 686.4.8.2

• 958.41

96 Cairngorm,

933

469.0.0.0

169.8.9.8

638.8.9.8

127 Columbus,

467

97 Marion,

684

342.0.0.0 1,678.7.2.0|| 2,020.7.2.0

.128 Abeona,

211

98 Pantaloon,

174

129 Sassoon Family

212

...

JU

29 Marianne,

2001

100.0.0.0

591.5.5.5

691.5.5.5

1.30 Bombay,**

400

100; T. Chadwick,

461

131 Fortuna,

...

177

...

101; M. Mitchell,

930

102 Maggie,...

335

167.5.0.0

103 Grecian Queen,

203

101.5.0.0

104 Emma,

110

11.0.0.0

465.0.0.0 2,697.2.3.6

3,324.7.7.7 3,492.2.7.7 1.662.9.4.7 63.3.1.4

3,162.2.3.6

132 Arratoon Apcar,

225

...

133 John Gray,..........

578

+

1,764.4.4.7

134 Senator,

277

74.3.1.4.135 Mermaid,

472

...

103. F. Rahaman,

436

136 Melanie,

136

...

+

106 Dudbrook,

600

300.0.0.0 1,488.5.8.8

1,788.5.8.8

137 Harriet,

925

107 Lady Elizabeth,

496

38 Small Craft,

9,807

108) Masdeu,

218

767.6.8.8

409) Java,

1,175

587.5.0.0 5,152.6.6.8

767.6.8.8 5,740.1.6.8

Amoy.

Carried forward, .. | 60,320| 23,135.8.0.0 451,007.3.7.6.474,143.1.7.6 No. 6.—A RETURN of the Quantities of MANUFACTURED ARTICLES and RAW PRODUCE Imported in British Vessels which were SHIPPED from Canton to the undermentioned Ports in China during the Year 1854.

NO. IN

| TAHIEP.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

No. IN

TARIFF.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

Amoy.

NAMES OF PORTS.

Catties

TOTAL.

....

Shangher.

Fuehow.

Hongkong.

11,449

5,000 29,800|

47 Woollen Manufactures,

Long Ells,

Camlets,

Spanish Stripes, Lastings,

13 Cotton Manufactures,

Shirtings, Grey,...

White,

Changs

480

...

Pieces

Pieces

15,738

12,750

Changs

33,120

....

940

S

Pieces

10,134

Change

9,120

Changs

Changs

18,000

60,720

5,740

1,593 2,533

32 Pepper,

...

980.7.0.0 30,204.8.3.1| 31,185.5,

81,935 27,321.9.0.0 509,552.5.5.6,536,874.43

Total, taels 536,874.4.5.6, at 717 taels to the $1000=£117,834.3-

No. 6.-A RETURN, &c.,—Continued.

Gum Olibanum,

Unenumerated,

30 | Tin,

....

Tin Plates,....

31 Nutmegs, 5,740

#

WHERI regulate th

jesty is en ** may be for ne 1832,

a

Juniralty,

ereas by a ich relate her Rules: vá l'ebruary

treted to b took conta

Fees thér

NAMES OF PORTS.

TOTALL

Shanghae. Foochow

Hongkong.

Catties

9,100

Catties Callies

Cattin

16,947

28,

31.

*

40,000

40!

3,518

3,

51,815

513

*ction of th

8,358 Pieces

8,358

33 Putchuck,

51,402

51,

5. Order in

Pieces

34 Rattans,

....

89,000

89.

or Tables (

38,622

36

Sharks Fins, ........

2,800

34,877

31

Curt at H

900

....

99

" Figured,

237

2,879

Coloured,

933

900 3,116 933

46

Sandal wood,

407,719

407.

#ce with a

Sapan wood,

99,500

99.

Guano,

250,000

250.

Path of June

Twills,

2,164

2,164

...

Bales

Cattics

22 Ginseng,...

...

Printed Cottons, Chintz, Velveteens,

14 Cotton Yarn, ..

3 Betel Nut,.

4 Bicho de Mar,

7 Cloves,

12 Cotton,

18 Fish Maws,

24 Gum Myrrh,

23 Cattics Catties Catties 120,000 313 15,049 1,400 7,707,099

700

700

1,000

2,257

3,257

580

580

No. 7.-A Comparative Statement of the Quantities of TEA EXPOR

from the PORT OF CANTON, to the Countries and Plen undermentioned, during the Five Years ending 31st December, 18%

Bales

Bales

Bales

Bales

1,143

1,166

COUNTRIES.

1850

1851

1852

1853

1854

Catties

120,000

57,856

20,615 1,000

15,362 59,256

335,155 544,564 8,586,818 20,615 1,000

Great Britain, 37,814,900 | 35,785,200 | 32,620,000 | 38,311,000 † 28,890,*~

(683,200 Australia,

500,000 986,301 3,490,139 3,500~ United States, 14,253,000 10,583,550 |15,894,187 | 11,739,665 | 15,452,7

2,583,900 1,555,000 2,783,900| 3,284,000 Europe,

To the Vice-

of the

1,350,**

4,613

4,613

54,306,100 49,652,650 | 52,784,488 | 56,124,704,49,193,0

COUNTRIES WHRNCE

ARRIVED.

Great Britain,

India,

...

Singapore and

Straits,

Hongkong,...

Australia,

PORT OF CANTON,

No. 8.-DIRECT TRADE in British Vessels from and to Great Britain and British Colonies.

DEPARTED.

ARRIVED.

NUMBER OF VESSELJ.

TONNAGE.

NUMBER OF VESSELS.

TONNAGE.

TOTE

TOTAL COUNTRIES TO WHICH

Nr":"

WHEREA Admiralty,

NUMBER

with Cargues.

in Bal- fast.

Total.

with Cargoes.

in Bal- last.

[OF CREWS.

DEPARTED.

with

in Bal-

Total.

Total.

Cargoes.

last.

with Cargoes.

in Bal- lest.

OF CAL

"W

Total.

Practi

11

11

...

44

48

4,948 32,252

...

19.

19 7,597

*...

4,948 985 33,237

200 Great Britain,... 2,116 | India,

Singapore and

Straits,

503 7,597

8888

38

19

::6

223

25

38 19,563 12,709

19,563

severa

2,020 14,729 1,

Admir

1

2

29

33

7

2,069 11,725 | 13,794 656 2,305 2,961

569 Hongkong, `

2

13

15

125 Australia,

10

...

229 229

14 V. Dieman'sLand,

2

·

220

220

13 Cape Town,

2

99

99

8 Halifax,

20221

367

272

..299

666

Court

8,230 8,502

25th S

3,771

3,771

the Sl

440

440

319

319

severa

Regul

408

408

to Yo

420 277

420

277

18 9

Vice-

by the

INDIRECT or Carrying TraDE in British Vessels from and to other Countries.

ARRIVED.

NUMBER OF VESSELS,

which

Advo

Your

V. Dieman's Land,

Cape Town,

Algoa Bay,

...

Arracan,...

Van Couver's Isle,

DEPARTED.

NUMBER OF VESSELS.

TONNAGE.

TONNAGE.

TATE:

COUNTRIRA WHENCE

ARRIVED.

TOTAL NUMBER

COUNTRIES TO WHICH

DEPARTED.

Nux

with Cargoes.

in Bal. Last.

with

Total.

· Cargori.

in Bol-

jast.

OF CREWS.

Total.

with Cargoca

in Bal.

Total.

last.

with Cargues,

in Bal- last.

Total.

JOT CALF

only

Fees

of the

4 Ports of China,

San Francisco,... Callao,

Macassar,

Isle of Pines,... Lombeck,

Sandwich Isles,

...

1

7

1,475 400 1,875

124 Four Ports,

29

4 33

13,958

2,621 16,579

No. 2

730 739

21 Batavia,

1

925,

925

28 | Hamburgh,

573 707

573

Coun

707

recei

419

419

26 Manila,...

3

1,548

1,548

...

363

363

15 New York,

419

419

Maje

...

236

236

20 Siam,

826

826

:..

320

320

14

Eromango,

136

136

Total,...

91

46

137

50,848 17,947 68,795

3,831

Total,... 108

28

136

53,506| 15,544 | 69,050

D. B. ROBERTS

HM Consul Offici)

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

1e subjoined Table of Fees authorized to be taken in the Vice-Admiralty Court of Hongkong, is hereby hed for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 16th July, 1855.

By Order,

TABLE OF FEES

TO BE TAKEN BY THE

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

JUDGE, REGISTRAR, MARSHAL, ADVOCATES, AND PROCTORS

OF THE

VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT AT HONGKONG;

• Established by the Queen's Order in Council.

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WHEREAS by an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William IV., intituled An Act late the Practice and the Fees in the Vice-Admiralty Courts abroad, and to obviate doubts as to their Jurisdiction, Her y is empowered to make such Rules and Regulations, and to establish such Fees, and to alter them from time to time, arbe found expedient for the said Vice-Admiralty Courts; and whereas by an Order in Council, bearing date the 27th of 1832, certain Rules and Regulations touching the Practice to be observed in Suits and Proceedings in Courts of Vice- ty, and also certain Tables of Fees for the several Courts of Vice-Admiralty then existing, were established; and eas by an Order in Council, bearing date the 25th day of June 1851, the 25th Section of the said Rules and Regulations. relates to Prosecutions for a Breach of the Laws for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, was expunged, and in lieu thereof Rules and Regulations relative thereto were established; and whereas by a further Order in Council dated the 11th day bruary 1852, the said Rules and Regulations, and also the Tables of Fees thereto annexed marked Nos. 1 and 2, were d to be taken and received by the respective Officers of the Vice-Admiralty Court at Liongkong: We send you herewith containing a Copy of the aforesaid Order in Council of the 27th of June 1832, with the Rules, Regulations, and Tables thereby established, and also a Copy of the Order in Council of the 25th day of June 1851, with a Copy of the 25th- of the Rules and Regulations adopted in lieu of that Section expunged from the Rules and Regulations so established der in Council of the 27th June 1832, and also Copies of the said Order in Council of the 11th of February 1852, and of Tables of Fees, marked Nos. 1 and 2, therein directed to be taken and received by the Officers of the Vice-Admiralty at Hongkong; and We hereby desire and direct, you, so fur as the same affect or concern your Court, to act in accord- with and to be guided by the Rules. Regulations, and Tables of Fees so adopted by the said Orders in Council dated th f June 1851 and 11th of February 1852 in all matters to which they relate.

(Signed)

se Fice-Admiral, the Judge, and the respective Officers and Practitioners

of the Vice-Admiralty Court of Hong Kong.

By Command of their Lordships,

(Signed) J. PARKER.

At the Court at Windsor, 11th day of February 1852;

PRESENT,

F. T. BARING.

M. F. F. BERKELEY. H. STEWART. JAS. STIRLING. ALEX MILNE. W. COWPER.

THE QUEEN's most excELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

REAS there was this day read at the Board a Memorial of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the alty, dajed the 9th of this instant February, in the words following, viz. :—

Vire.

Whereas by His late Majesty's Order in Council of the 27th of June 1832, certain Rules and Regulations touching the Practice to be observed in Suits and Proceedings in Courts of Vice-Admiralty, and also certain Tables of Fees for the everal Courts of Vice-Admiralty then existing, were established: And whereas the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty for the time being did, on the 4th day of February 1846, by due authority constitute a Vice-Admiralty Court at Hongkong: And whereas by an Order of Her Majesty in Council. bearing date the 25th day of June 1851, the Fith Section of the said Rules and Regulations which relate to Prosecutions for a Breach of the Laws for the Abolition of e Slave Trade were expunged, and in lieu thereof other Rules and Regulations relative thereto were established for the veral Vice-Admiralty Courts in Her Majesty's Possessions abroad: And whereas it is desirable to establish Rules, Ergulations, and Tables of Fees for the said Vice-Admiralty Court at Hongkong: We do therefore most humbly submit Your Majesty, that Your Majesty will be most graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to establish for the said e-Admiralty Court at Hongkong the aforesaid Rules and Regulations for the several Vice-Admiralty Courts as altered the said Order in Council dated the 25th June 1851, and that the Tables of Fees, marked Nos. 1 and 2 hereto annexed, ich have been prepared by persons of competent authority, and approved by Your Majesty's Advocate General and the Cate of the Adiniralty, and sanctioned by the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty of England, be established by Majesty's Order in Council as the Rules and Regulations for the said Vice-Admiralty Court at Hongkong, and the ly Fees to be taken or received by the Officers and Practitioners of the said Vice-Admiralty Court; and also, that the fies directed to be taken by the Order in Council dated the 27th of June 1832 in 'undefended Prosecutions for Breach of the Acts for the Abolition of the Slave Trade' be expunged, and that the Table of Fees hereunto annexed, marked Sa. 2, and which is similar to that established for the Vice-Admiralty Court at Saint Helena by Her Majesty's Order in Funcil dated the 25th of June 1851, be established by Your Majesty's Order in Council as the only Fees to be taken and eived by the Judges, Registrars, Marshals, Advocates, and Prociors of the several Vice-Admiralty Courts in Your Majesty's Dominions abroad."

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Her Majesty, having taken the said Memorial and the Tables of Fees therein referred to into consideration, was pleased, by with the advice of Her Privy Council, to approve thereof, and of what is proposed in the said Memorial in regard to Rule. Regulations and the Table of Fees for the Vice-Admiralty Court at Hongokng, and in regard to the Table of Fees for several Vice-Admiralty Courts in Her Majesty's Dominions abroad, which Tables of Fees are hereunto annexed; and Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

(Signed) WM. L. BATHURST.

No. 1.—IN OTHER THAN SLAVE TRADE CASES.

BY THE JUDGE.

Fees in the Progress of a Suit or Cause.

For administering an Oath to a Witness or Party in Cause. Taking Bail, whether by one or more Persons. Decreeing Monition, Commission, Attachment, or any other Instrument, or for any Judicial Act done before or after the hearing of a Cause, and not otherwise mentioned herein (The above Fee of 2s. 6d. to be taken by the Surrogate, whenever he performs the duty.)

On subduction of an Action

On pronouncing a Party to be in default

On signing a Decree, pronouncing for the interest of a Party proceeding in pœnam

On a Sentence or Interlocutory Decree

Fees upon the Sealing of Instruments.

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Exemplification of any Document or Proceeding

Process transmitted to the Court of Appeal

For Drawing and Engrossing:

BY THE REGISTRAR.

1. Fecs on Instruments prepared by the Registrar.

Warrant to arrest Ship, Goods, or Person Bail Bond

·

Monition, Commission, or Decree, whether of Unlivery, Appraisement, or Sale, or otherwise Writ or Instrument of Restitution

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2. Fees on Documents not prepared by the Registrar, but by the Proctor, Solicitor, or Advocate in a Cause. On a Decree, pronouncing for the interest of a Party proceeding in pœnam, being signed by the Judge On filing Affidavit or Protest of a Master or Mariners, without reference to the Number of Persons making the same On filing Libel, Information, Claim, Proxy, or similar Document On filing Exhibit annexed thereto, or to any Affidavit

On entering (or engrossing) personal Answers of a Party in a Suit, for each folio

3. Fees on taking the Examination of Witnesees.

On taking the Examination of every Witness on any Information, Libel, Interrogatories, or Plea, a fee of For each folio to which the Examination shall extend, if in English, If by Interpretation (Interpreter included)

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NOTE-It should be understood, that the Registrar, or whoever acts as the Examiner for him, should take the Depositions in chief of the Witnesses, on the Libel, Information, or Plea itself, without written Interrogatories; putting such relevant questions, vivá voce, as may suggest themselves; and care should be taken not to lead the Witness. The Libel, Information, or Plea should therefore always be drawn sufficiently precise and full, to enable the Examiner to take the Examinations accordingly

The Cross-examinations must, of course, be taken on written Interrogatories.

4. Fees on Office Copies of Papers or Proceedings.

For Office Copy of Sentence or Interlocutory Decree, certified under Seal For Office Copy of any Affidavit, Examination. Answers of a Party, or other Documents or Proceedings in a Cause,

or Extract therefrom, if under twelve folios

If exceeding twelve folios, for each folio beyond twelve

Office Copies of Papers and Proceedings to form a Process, to be transmitted to the Court of Appeal, or for any

other

for each folio contained therein purpose,

5. Fees on Tran'slation of Papers.

Where Papers are translated, the Registrar should charge the disbursement actually made to the Translator, with an addition of one-fourth, to compensate himself for his trouble, advance, &c.

On the Subduction of an Action

6. Incidental Fees in the Progress of a Cause.

For entering every ordinary Act of Court

On every Default pronounced against parties in Contempt, in Cases proceeding in pœnam

On every Interlocutory Decree or Sentence, including drawing the Act, to be paid by the Party succeeding Sportulage upon every Sentence or Interlocutory Decree, to be paid by each Party in a Suit

Sportulage in a Cause terminating without a Sentence or Interlocutory Decree, to be paid by each Party in a Suit

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Attendance before a Judge or Surrogate, at which any Decree is made, other than an Interlocutory or

tence

pt for original Decuments delivered out of the Registry

ch of Examination of the Records, by any Person not being a Party in the Cause in which the Search is

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NOTE-No fee to be charged to a Party in the Cause, or to any Seaman applying for Search. vertising an intermediate or extra Court Day, in addition to the sum paid for advertisement

7. On paying out Money.

ing Receipt for Money to be paid out of the Registry geon Money paid out of the Registry, for every Pound sterling

8. Taxing Costs.

g a Bill of Costs if under six folios, from each Party who attends the Taxation.

il of Costs exceed six folios, for every additional folio (besides the Fees above mentioned), to be paid in qual proportions by each Party who attends; and if but one party attend, to be paid by him solely.

9. References of Accounts, &c. by the Judge to the Registrur and Merchants.

Registrar Assistant Merchant

resting a Vessel, Goods, or Person

if two Merchants, Five Guineas each.

BY THE MARSHAL.

ping possession of a Vessel and Cargo, jointly, or either of them singly, when the same are not under the responsible charge and custody of the Officers of the Customs, for each day in which they remain in the Marshal's charge.

NOTE. This fee not to be chargeable in Cases where the Goods have been put into store or warehouse.

bquiring into and certifying the sufficiency of Persons proposed as Sureties in any Suit, for each Surety

case of a Vessel, Goods, or Person from Arrest

rcuting every Monition, or Decree for Answers of a Party, or Compulsory, or other Instrument not specified.

Default or Decree, pronouncing for the Interest of a Party proceeding in pœnam

Perry

ry Attendance in Court, when a Sentence or Interlocutory Decree is pronounced

uting every Decree or Commission of Appraisement, exclusive of the Appraiser's fee, but including the making of the Inventory, if the value should not exceed £500 sterling

ke Duty when the value exceeds £500

ating every Decree or Commission of Sale of Ship or Goods by Public Auction, when the gross proceeds zre under £200 sterling

every addional £100 sterling

Steeling Money.

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ng a Person in Execution after Sentence, if the sum due from such Person does not exceed £20 sterling

ke Duty, when the sum is above £20 and under £50 sterling

like Duty, when the sum is above £50 and under £100 sterling, for every Pound sterling due every additional Pound sterling after the first £100

NOTE-Should it be necessary for the Marshal to go any distance to execute any of the above Duties, there should be paid to

him for Loss of Time and Travelling Expenses, in addition to the preceding Fees, the following: Estance exceed Two, and be under Four Miles

Four, and under Eight Miles

If the distance be still greater, the allowance to be reasonably increased.

BY THE ADVOCATES.

rot easy to lay down any precise Rules respecting Fees to Counsel, inasmuch as the amount must depend upon the circumstances of each particular case with reference to its length, importance, and difficulty.. Road undefended Cases, and in matters of no great difficulty, one Counsel ought to be considered sufficient.'

et to these observations, the following suggestions are made for the guidance of the Proctor in feeing Counsel, upon matters which most frequently occur in the progress of a suit. Fee to an Advocate

resing, Bettling, and signing Information or Libel, Claim and Affidavit, Act on Petition, responsive Plea

Replication to Libel or Information, or Act on Petition, according to the length or difficulty

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ng, settling, and signing Interrogatories, Answers, &c., when the same do not exceed twelve folios in length 1 additional ten folios, to the extent of sixty

NOTE-It should be understood, that in preparing Interrogatories for the cross-examination of Witnesses, they are not to be drawn separately for each Witness to whom the same are to be administered, but that, when practicable (as in most instances will be the case), one set of Interrogatories should be prepared, generally applicable to all the Witnesses. Consultation in any intermediate stage of the proceedings, should a necessity arise to resort to Counsel for

vice, but this ought not too frequently to occur, and only in cases of difficulty

Motion necessarily made by Counsel before the Judge in the progress of a Cause.

for the final hearing must depend upon the length of the Evidence and the importance and difficulties the Cause; but, in cases of no great intricacy, the Fee should be from Four to Six Guineas, and not to acted the latter sum, unless where the proceedings are voluminous, or unusually important or difficult

BY THE PRoctors.

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On extracting any Warrant, Monition, Commission, Writ, or other Instrument Drawing Libel, Information, Plea, Claim, Affidavit, Act on Petition, Interrogatories, Answers, or any other Proceed-

folio whatever not herein specified, for every ing Fair Copying or Engrossing, for every folio For Consultation with Party for the purpose of taking instructions for the Libel, Information, Plea, Act on Petition,

or for any other important purpose, during the dependence of a Suit For Consultation with Counsel, if any such should be found requisite preparatory to the final hearing of a Cause, or

otherwise

For attendance on Counsel to fee him to peruse, settle, and sign any Information, Libel, Replication or other Plea, Claim, Affidavit, Act on Petition, Answers, Interrogatories, or other matter, or upon any other occasion that may arise on delivering Papers, and feeing Counsel

·

NOTE.-Care should be taken not to increase the number of Attendances, or Consultations with Counsel, which ought only to

be resorted to when absolutely necessary. For any necessary Attendance on the Registrar, or on the adverse Proctor during the Progress of a Cause to adjust any incidental point in the Suit, or on the Marshal to instruct him, as to the service of any Instrument, reporting Bail, &c. On all Office Copies of Depositions, &c., obtained from the Registrar, one-third of the actual sum paid at the

Registry is to be added for trouble of collating and extracting the same. For persuing and considering any Papers, Exhibits, or Documents furnished or introduced into a Cause by the adverse Party, or furnished by a Party to his own Proctor, for the purpose of being brought forward as Evidence in the Suit, if not exceeding twelve folios

additional twelve folios.

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original Papers found on board the Vessel, and annexed to the Seizor's Affidavit.

For attending Informations on the final hearing of a Cause, when it occupies only a short time, 13%. 4d.; if a few

hours, £1, 18.; if a whole day, £2, 28.

keeping respo

2 1

in wl

(Signed)

WM. ROTHERY.

H. B. SWABEY.

Perused and Approved. (Signed)

JOHN DODSON.

JOSEPH PHILLIMORE.

STEPHEN LUSHINGTON.

No. 2.-IN CASES OF PROSECUTION AGAINST VESSELS CAPTURED on the GROUND OF BEING ENGAGED IN THE SLAVE TRADE.

BY THE JUDGE.

Fees in the progress of a Suit or Cause

For administering an Oath to a Witness or Party in a cause. Taking Bail, whether by one or more Persons. Decreeing Monition, Commission, Attachment, or any other Instrument; or for any Judicial Act done before or after the hearing of a Cause, and not otherwise mentioned herein

The above Fee of 28. to be taken by the Surrogate, whenever he performs the Duty.

On a Sentence or Interlocutory Decree

Fees upon the Sealing of Instruments.

Monition, Commission, Decree, Restitution, or Attachment

Compulsory or Subpœna, or any Instrument not otherwise mentioned

For Drawing and Engrossing:

Bail Bond

BY THE REGISTRAR.

1. Fees on Instruments prepared by the Registrar.

Monition, Commission, or Decree, whether of Unlivery, Appraisement, or Sale, or otherwise Writ or Instrument of Restitution

inquirin

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Writ of Attachment

If either of the preceding Instruments exceed in length ten folios, for every folio beyond Ten

NOTE-The folio mentioned throughout this Table of Fees must contain ninety words, reckoning each figure as a word. Should the Registrar be required to prepare any other Document, Instrument, or Matter whatsoever, not

specified in this Table, he will be entitled to the same charge as a Proctor, viz.

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2. Fees on Documents not prepared by the Registrar, but by the Proctor, Solicitor, or Adrocate in a Cause. On filing Affidavit as to Ship's Papers, or any other Affidavit or protest of a Master or Mariners, without reference to

the Number of Persons making the same, or upon filing a Libel, if ordered by the Judge

3. Fees on taking the Examination of Witnesses.

On taking the Examination of every Witness on an Information, Libel, Interrogatories, or Plea, a fee of For each folio to which the Examination shall extend, if in English,

If by Interpretation (Interpreter included).

4. Fees on Office Copies of Papers or Proceedings.

For Office Copy of Sentence or Interlocutory Decree, certified under Seal For Office Copy of any Affidavit, Examination, or other Documents or Proceedings in a Cause, or Extract therefrom,

if under twelve folios

·

If exceeding twelve folios, for each folio beyond twelve

5. Fees on Translation of Papers.

Where Papers are translated, the Registrar should charge the Disbursement actually made to the Translator, with

an addition of one fourth, to compensate himself for such advance, trouble, &c.

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6. Incidental Fees in the Progress of a Cause.

tating every Ordinary Act of Court

Interlocutory Decree or Sentence, including Drawing the Act, to be paid by the Party succeeding ry Attendance before a Judge or Surrogate at which any Decree is made, other than an Interlocutory or Sentence

Receipt for original Documents delivered out of the Registry.

March or Examination of the Records, by any Person not being a Party in the Cause in which the Search is

irade

NOTE-No Fee to be charged to a Party in the Cause, or to ally Seaman applying for Search.

7. On paying out Money,

paring Receipt for Money to be paid out of the Registry

ge on Money paid out of the Kegistry, for every Pound sterling

8. Taxing Costs.

axing a Bill of Costs, if under six folios, from each Party who attends the Taxation

Bill of Costs exceed six folios, for every additional folio (besides the Fees above mentioned), to be paid in equal proportions by each Party who attends; and if but one Party attend, to be paid by him solely.

9. References of Accounts, &c. by the Judge to the Registrar and Merchants.

e Registrar

Assistant Merchant

If two Merchants, Five Guineas each,

BY THE MARSHAL.

keeping possession of a Vessel and Cargo, jointly, or either of them singly, when the same are not under the responsible Charge and Custody of the Captor or his Agent, or of the Officers of the Customs, for each Day in which they remain in the Marshal's charge

..

NOTE-This fee not to be chargeable in cases where the Goods have been put into store or warehouse.

quiring into and certifying the sufficiency of Persons proposed as Sureties in any suit, for each Surety ecuting every Monition or Compulsory, or other Instrument not specified

ery Attendance in Court, when a Sentence or Interlocutory Decree is pronounced executing every Decree or Commission of Appraisement, exclusive of the Appraiser's Fees, but including the

making of the Inventory, if the value should not exceed £500 sterling

Le Duty when the value exceeds £500 sterling

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ing a Person in Execution after Sentence, if the Sum due from such Person does not exceed £20 sterling like Duty, when the Sum is above £20, and under £50 sterling

like Duty, when the Sum is above £50 and under £100 sterling, for every Pound sterling due every additional Pound sterling after the first £100.

NOTE.- Should it be necessary for the Marshal to go any distance to execute any of the above duties, there should be paid to

him for Loss of Time and Travelling Expenses, in addition to the preceding Fees, the following :-

· Distance exceed Two, and be under Four Miles

nie Four, and under Eight Miles

the distance be still greater, the allowance to be reasonably increased, at the discretion of the Judge.

BY THE ADVOCATES.

is not easy to lay down any precise Rules respecting Fees to Counsel, inasmuch as the Amount must depend de Circumstances of each particular Case, with reference to its length, importance, and difficulty.

all undefended Cases, and in Matters of no great difficulty, one Counsel ought to be considered sufficient. bject to these observations, the following Suggestions are made, for the guidance of the Proctor in feeing

Counsel, upon Matters which most frequently occur in the progress

z Fee to an Advocate where no Claim given

Flen a Claim given or Suit contested

of a Suit.

sing, settling, and signing Libel, Claim, and Affidavit, Act on Petition, responsive Plea (or Replication) to Libel or. Act on Petition, according to the length or difficulty

sing, settling, and signing Interrogatories, Answers, &c., when the same do not exceed twelve folios in ength

*ery additional fifteen folios to the extent of sixty

NOTE.It should be understood, that, in preparing Interrogatories for the cross-examination of Witnesses, they are not to be drawn separately for each Witness to whom the same are to be administered; but, that, when practicable (as in most instances will be the case), one set of Interrogatories should be prepared, generally applicable to all the Witnesses. Consultation in any intermediate Stage of the Proceedings, should a necessity arise to resort to Counsel for Advice, but this ought not too frequently to occur, and only in Cases of Difficulty

Motion necessarily made by Counsel before the Judge in the progress of a Cause

moving Condemnation in an undefended Case

for the final Hearing must depend upon the length of the Evidence, and the importance and difficulties of the Cause; but in Cases of no great intricacy, the Fee should be from Three to Five Guineas, and not to acced the latter sum, unless where the proceedings are voluminous, or unusually important or difficult

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NOTICE.

J. DODSON,

JOSEPH PHILLIMORE. STEPHEN LUSHINGTON.

ПHE Next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT will be held on WEDNES- DAY, the 25th day of July instant, at 11 o'clock a.m. BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

THE

POST-OFFICE NOTICE. THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA having requested, that a separate Bag be made up at this Office for KEDGEREE, independent of the Mails for CALCUTTA: The Post-master General has been pleased to authorize the arrangement; and in future, this additional Bag will be made up with the General Mails, to be delivered at KFDGERɛɛ immediately on the arrival of the Packet at the Mouth of the Ganges.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Hongkong, 14th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

Post-master.

BY Order of the CONSULAR DEPARTMENT OF THE

FOREIGN OFFICe at CopenhagEN, it is hereby notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Appoint- ment of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Hong- kong, will be received by said Department until the 15th October, 1855.

+

FRED. H. BLOCK, Acting Danish Consul.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

A

NOTICE.

MEETING of the Creditors of the Estate of MESSRS A. F. VANDENBERG & Co., will be held at Noon, on the 21st instunt, at the Portu- GUESE CONSULATE, for the purpose of Registering the Claims against the Estate, and transacting other business connected therewith. All those indebted to the Estate, are requested to forward to the under- signed Statements of their accounts, that the same may be agreed.

D. W. MACKENZIE, J. VICENTE JORGE, Trustees of the Estate.

Canton, 16th July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firn per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855,

M

PUBLIC AUCTION.

ESSRS SMITH & BRIMELOW have re- ceived instructions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 23d day of July, 1855, on board the vessel, at Noon,-the British Barque

“TIGRESS,”

as she now lies in this Harbour. Her INVENTORY consists of,-2 ANCHORS and Chain Cables, 1 Long- BOAT, 3 GIGS, and 1 SHIP'S COMPASS.

TERMS OF SALE.-One-half the Purchase-money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the re- mainder the following day. The vessel to be at the Risk of Purchaser as soon as knocked down. Pay- ment to be made in Mexican Dollars at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 18th July, 1855.

ON

PUBLIC AUCTION. MONDAY, 23d July, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the AUCTION MART, opposite Messrs LINDSAY & Co.'s premises, for the benefit of the concerned,—

8 Chests damaged PATNA OPIUM. TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery in MEXI- CAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co.,

Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 21st July, 1855.

ON

PUBLIC AUCTION. TUESDAY, the 24th July, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the Godowns of Messrs GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co., for the benefit of the concerned,- 90 Bags SALTPETRE and SALTPETRE BAGS. TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery in MEX- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co., Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 21st July, 1855.

ON

PUBLIC AUCTION. WEDNESDAY, the 25th July, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the AUCTION Mart, opposite the promises of Messrs Lindsay & Co., for the benefit of the con- cerned

400 Dozens Bass's PALE ALE, bottled by Jesse Hobson & Son.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery, in MEX- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co., Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 21st July, 1855.

W

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM H

MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, Agent for our Houses in Cunton, Shanghae, v Foochow; and all Business to his address comes uz. our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

RUSSELL & Ca

R ROBERT ANGUS has been appoi

AGENT of the Canton Branch of Tut Co MERCIAL BANK of India.

Canton, 7th July, 1855.

EDGAR CORRIE,

Manager.

PER“ EAGLE WING.". Dozens London PORTER, in Quarts. 200 Do. do. do. Pints. 80 Dozens Fine Old PORT.

300

5 IIhds. Old Jamaica RUM. ·

Martell's, Marett's, and Hennesey's Pant

BRANDY.

CONGREVE SIGNAL ROCKETS.

MUSKET, BALL CARTRIDGES, and a variety of STORES.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Ilongkong, 12th July, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED.

N Invoice of CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLA"

AN INDOORE, NICKEL-SILVER, BRIT

NIA METAL TEAPOTS, STONE JUGS, DRAY? POCKET FLASKS, and CARPENTERS' TOOLS

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

200

JUST RECEIVED,

Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER

Also,

Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGN

Hongkong, 3d July,

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

1853.

FOR SALE.

BASS'S PALE creaming ALE, bottled in Il

kong, and in excellent order.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

D. B. ROBERTS

34. Contul Offici

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NOTICE.

J. DODSON,

JOSEPH PHILLIMORE. STEPHEN LUSHINGTON.

ПHE Next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT will be held on WEDNES- DAY, the 25th day of July instant, at 11 o'clock a.m. BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

THE

POST-OFFICE NOTICE. THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA having requested, that a separate Bag be made up at this Office for KEDGEREE, independent of the Mails for CALCUTTA: The Post-master General has been pleased to authorize the arrangement; and in future, this additional Bag will be made up with the General Mails, to be delivered at KFDGERɛɛ immediately on the arrival of the Packet at the Mouth of the Ganges.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Hongkong, 14th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

Post-master.

BY Order of the CONSULAR DEPARTMENT OF THE

FOREIGN OFFICe at CopenhagEN, it is hereby notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Appoint- ment of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Hong- kong, will be received by said Department until the 15th October, 1855.

+

FRED. H. BLOCK, Acting Danish Consul.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

A

NOTICE.

MEETING of the Creditors of the Estate of MESSRS A. F. VANDENBERG & Co., will be held at Noon, on the 21st instunt, at the Portu- GUESE CONSULATE, for the purpose of Registering the Claims against the Estate, and transacting other business connected therewith. All those indebted to the Estate, are requested to forward to the under- signed Statements of their accounts, that the same may be agreed.

D. W. MACKENZIE, J. VICENTE JORGE, Trustees of the Estate.

Canton, 16th July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firn per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855,

M

PUBLIC AUCTION.

ESSRS SMITH & BRIMELOW have re- ceived instructions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 23d day of July, 1855, on board the vessel, at Noon,-the British Barque

“TIGRESS,”

as she now lies in this Harbour. Her INVENTORY consists of,-2 ANCHORS and Chain Cables, 1 Long- BOAT, 3 GIGS, and 1 SHIP'S COMPASS.

TERMS OF SALE.-One-half the Purchase-money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the re- mainder the following day. The vessel to be at the Risk of Purchaser as soon as knocked down. Pay- ment to be made in Mexican Dollars at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 18th July, 1855.

ON

PUBLIC AUCTION. MONDAY, 23d July, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the AUCTION MART, opposite Messrs LINDSAY & Co.'s premises, for the benefit of the concerned,—

8 Chests damaged PATNA OPIUM. TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery in MEXI- CAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co.,

Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 21st July, 1855.

ON

PUBLIC AUCTION. TUESDAY, the 24th July, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the Godowns of Messrs GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co., for the benefit of the concerned,- 90 Bags SALTPETRE and SALTPETRE BAGS. TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery in MEX- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co., Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 21st July, 1855.

ON

PUBLIC AUCTION. WEDNESDAY, the 25th July, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the AUCTION Mart, opposite the promises of Messrs Lindsay & Co., for the benefit of the con- cerned

400 Dozens Bass's PALE ALE, bottled by Jesse Hobson & Son.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery, in MEX- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co., Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 21st July, 1855.

W

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM H

MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, Agent for our Houses in Cunton, Shanghae, v Foochow; and all Business to his address comes uz. our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

RUSSELL & Ca

R ROBERT ANGUS has been appoi

AGENT of the Canton Branch of Tut Co MERCIAL BANK of India.

Canton, 7th July, 1855.

EDGAR CORRIE,

Manager.

PER“ EAGLE WING.". Dozens London PORTER, in Quarts. 200 Do. do. do. Pints. 80 Dozens Fine Old PORT.

300

5 IIhds. Old Jamaica RUM. ·

Martell's, Marett's, and Hennesey's Pant

BRANDY.

CONGREVE SIGNAL ROCKETS.

MUSKET, BALL CARTRIDGES, and a variety of STORES.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Ilongkong, 12th July, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED.

N Invoice of CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLA"

AN INDOORE, NICKEL-SILVER, BRIT

NIA METAL TEAPOTS, STONE JUGS, DRAY? POCKET FLASKS, and CARPENTERS' TOOLS

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

200

JUST RECEIVED,

Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER

Also,

Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGN

Hongkong, 3d July,

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

1853.

FOR SALE.

BASS'S PALE creaming ALE, bottled in Il

kong, and in excellent order.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

D. B. ROBERTS

34. Contul Offici

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

AUCTION OF LANDED PRO-

PERTY.

AWFORD & Co. have received in- eta seil by Public AUCTION, on the MONDAY, the 20th August nert, at 23 de of

MABINE LOT No. 58.

West, with the BUILDINGS

enty possesses a dor Fretipe of ents facilities for adding very ho by reclaiming from the Sea. gon's houd Frontage extends 260 Feet

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine und Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

H

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Alan,

An extendra tod metalantad eply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS. LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house West, and from the nature of its posi-land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

of Copland, Barnes & Co.'; also, STORES per Over- ce Centre of a populous part of the town, mrble site for a range of CHINESE SHOPS

No Horses.

Depth on the West Boundary is 108 Zas 72 Feet,-both capable, at a very being increased by from 40 to 50

Le contains an AREA of 20,948 yessed from the Government for 75 Years tecreased on application to 999 Years,) GROUND-RENT of £183.1.44. Der particulars, apply to the Auctioneers. AF SALE-Cash in MEXICAN Dollars

The purchaser to pay the Ground-

the 25th June last, and the Expense of w-third of the Purchase Money to be fl of the Hammer, and the Balance on chee of the Transfer.

12th July, 1855,

|

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

R K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist having just returned from London and Paris, with all the latest Improvements in supplying ARTIFICIAL MINERAL, and in stopping DECAYED, TEETH, may be consulted, personally or by letter, at Mr D. LAPRAIK's.

Hongkong, 29th June, 1855.

THOS. HUNT & Co.,

WHAMPOA,

Ship Chandlers, General Agents, and Auctioneers.

OODS TAKEN ON STORAGE in Insurable

GVessels, at the LOWEST Rates,

Store-ship Hygeia, Whampoa,

18th November, 1854.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

11

'R ALBERT FARLEY HEARD is authorized

to sign our Firm.

Mto

A BRANCH of our Canton and Shanghae House is. established at Foochow.

AUGUSTINE HEARD & Co. Canton, 16th January, 1855.

TH

NOTICE.

THE undersigned hereby gives Notice, that he has this day commenced Business as General and Commission Merchant, under the Style or Firm of BOHSTEDT & Co.

J. BOHSTEDT.

Shanghae, 1st May, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.

PRICE, 63 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five. Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

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Bangkong

THE

Government

W SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 28TH JULY, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 4..

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HOngkong gOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

*I, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONs, Notifications, and Public Papers, of this Government.

10.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

is hereby intimated, that Specimens of the Forms *sary

under the "Merchant Shipping Act, 1854," as red and transmitted by the Board of Trade, may be on application at the Colonial Secretary's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

il Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d July, 1855.

11.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of Lands on Leases will be held on the ground sold, on Saturday the Fourth day of August, the to commence at 3 o'clock in the Afternoon.

Le following descriptive statement of the Lots to be

d at the Sale is published for general information.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

ial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

hedule of Lots of Land, proposed to be sold by Public Auction

on Saturday, the 4th August, 1855.

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

MENT.

IN

FIXED SQUARE ANNUAL

LOCALITY.

N. S. E.

W.

FEET.

Marine. Victoria W. East of the old Naval Stores

Inland.

Naval Stores

Victoria W. East of the old

19

n

28

120 137 195 280 105 88 280 300 105 105300| 300 130 130300 | 300 105 105 | 300 | 300 105 105 .300 300

77 77105 105 52 52 105 į 105 52|| 521|| 105| 105 52 52 105 105 52 52 105 105 |52|| 521 105| 105 52 52 105 105

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52 52 105 105

52 52 105 | 105

RENT.

£ s. d. 28,500 60. 0.0 25,270 52.10.0 31,500 52.10.0 89,000 65. 0.0 31,500 52.10.0 31,500 52.10.0

8,137 25.16.6 5,512 17.100 5,512 17.10.0 5,512 17.10.0 5,512 17.10.0

No. 12.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Under Commission from His Excellency The Governor- and Commander-in-Chief, an Enquiry into the Police System will be held at the Government Offices, on the 1st Proximo, and such other days as may be resolved on.

Persons willing to give Evidence on the subject, are re- quested to forward their Names to the Colonial Secretary; and those who may prefer to furnish Written Statements, are requested to send such to the same Address.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

No. 13.

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 infor- mation.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, 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 June, 1855, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED.....................................!

..............$134,231,

exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding. Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

2d July, 1855.

SAM: GRAY,

Manager.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporatiou were this: day inspected by me, and the Specie exhibited accorded in. Amount with the Terms of the Charter.

No.

20th July, 1855.

14.

R. RIENAECKER,

Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

5,512 17.10.0 Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese

5,512 17.10.0 Convicts.

5,512 17.10.0

5,512 17.10.0

52 52 105 105 5,512 17.10.0 52 52 105 105 5,512 17.10.0

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY, Surreyor General..

Tenders will be received at this Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

.ty

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government · Gazette.

THE Next SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

THE

will be held on FRIDAY, the 3d day of August, 1855, at 12 o'clock Noon.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

PUBLIC AUCTION. THE undersigned have received instructions to sell Tby PUBLIC AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 30th

day of July, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M., at the Go- downs of Messrs Lyall, STILL & Co.,—

About 200 Bags damaged RICE. TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery in MEXI- CAN Dollars, at 7.1.7.

DE SILVER & Co.,

Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 28th July, 1855.

M

PUBLIC AUCTION.

́ESSRS SMITH & BRIMELOW will dispose of by PUBLIC AUCTION, on WEDNESDAY, The 1st day of August, 1855, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock a. M.,—

7 Bales GREY SHIRTINGS.

3 Cases Ponjce SILK.

Afterwards,

7 Chests-25 Catties GREEN TEA, (Imperial.)

8 Half-Chests GREEN TEA.

250 Six-Pound Tins PRESERVED MEATS.

500 Dozens PALE ALF.

PUBLIC AUCTION OF LANDED PRO- PERTY.

ANE, CRAWFORD & Co. have received in-

LNructions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the Ground, on MONDAY, the 20th August next, at Noon, the whole of

MARINE LOT No. 58, situate in Victoria West, with the BUILDINGS thereon, known as PrBus's Godowns.

This Eligible Property possesses a Sea Frontage of 230 Feet, and presents facilities for adding very largely to its value by reclaiming from the Sea.

The Queen's Road Frontage extends 260 Feet from East to West, and from the nature of its posi- tion, near the Centre of a populous part of the town, forms an admirable site for a range of CHINESE SHOPS and DWELLING Houses.

The present Depth on the West Boundary is 108 Feet, and the East 72 Fcet,-both capable, at a very small outlay, of being increased by from 40 to 50 Feet.

The whole Lot contains an AREA of 20,948 Feet, and is leased from the Government for 75 Years (which can be increased on application to 999 Years,) at a yearly GROUND-RENT of £183.1.4§.

For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers. TERMS OF SALE-Cash in MEXICAN Dollars weighed at 7.1.7. The purchaser to pay the Ground- rent from the 25th June last, and the Expense of Transfer. One-third of the Purchase Money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

WE

NOTICE.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash in MEXICAN Dollars by Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, and weight at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 28th July, 1855.

· MR

NOTICE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

R HUGH BOLD GIBB was admitted a

Partner in our Firm, on 1st July, 1855.

GIBB, LIVINGSTON & Co.

Hongkong, 27th July, 1855.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as

Foochow ; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merd

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of $

CHANDLERY STORES of every kind

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An extensive and well-selected supply of WIN! BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIA, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known i of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per ( land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purpo

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

ADVERTISEMENT.

OARD and EDUCATION, in the Fami'!

BOARD

For PROSPECTUS and TERMS, apply at No. 7 G... Street.

Victoria, Hongkong, July 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

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to leave Hongkong for Manila; but intra to return to China in a few Months.

Hongkong, 21st July, 1855.

NOTICE.

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Established 1843. '

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NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 4TH AUGUST, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 5.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

"THE HOngkong GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

ill, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAtions, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

No. 15.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. THOMAS FRANCIS WADE, Esquire, having been appoint- His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief to act as Chinese Secretary in this Department, pend- has directed the publication for general information of the reference to Her Majesty's Government; His Excel- following Notice extracted from the London Gazette of 11th ey Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary has been pleased to May 1855. Certificates of Registry in the form determined point Mr MARTIN CROFTON MORRISON, Interpreter in by Her Majesty's Government will be exchanged for exist- e British Consulate at Canton, to act as Her Majesty's ing Certificates, on application to this Office. Vice-Consul at that Port until further notice.

By Order,

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

W. WOODGATE.

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th July, 1855.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st August, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

Diplomatic Department. The following Notification has been circulated by Her Majesty's Consul at Foochowfoo, on the subject of a pira- al fleet cruising on the Chinese Coast in the Fookeen Prince, and is now published for general information.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Sperintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d August, 1855.

Cegy No. 70.

BRITISH CONSULATE, FOOCHOWFOO,

11th July, 1855. NOTIFICATION. Commander BARNARD, R.N., commanding H. M. S. Racehorse, eting advised H. M.'s Consul that a formidable fleet of West Coast Junks, numbering 35 vessels, and powerfully manned and *sed, is cruising among the groups of Islands between this and y, and having recommended the issue of a premonitory notice to Consignees and Masters of vessels resorting to this Port; they are by warned to be on their guard and to take all precaution in their ver against attack while passing along the coast in this vicinity, and

cially in the neighbourhood of the Island of Ockseu.

(Signed,)

BRITISH CONSIGnees and Masters

.14.

OF VESSELS.

W. H. MEDHURST.

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese

victs.

Tenders will be received at this Office..

By Order,

J.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.,

Today 26th July, 1855.

retary's Office, Victoria,

TREATY WITH JAPAN. NOTICE.

A Treaty having recently been concluded between Her open the Japanese ports of Nagasaki and Hakodadi to British ships, Majesty and the Emperor of Japan, whereby the latter agrees to for the purposes of effecting repairs, and obtaining fresh water, pro- visions, and other supplies of any sort that they may absolutely require, provided that they are furnished with a given Stamp or License, and it having been arranged that the Certificate of Registry of the ship bearing the Royal Arms, shall bear or constitute such Stamp or License, the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade hereby give notice, that all Certificates of Registry, issued under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, will be printed in such form as to be recognized as bearing such Stamp or License; and that for the purpose of meeting the case of ships already registered, a new and special form of Certificate of Registry has been prepared, which will, on application to any Registrar of Shipping, be given in exchange for the existing Certificates of Registry, and will be in such form as to be recognized by the Japanese authorities. No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Under Instructions from The Secretary of State for the Colonies His Excellency The Governor directs the public- ation of the following letter from the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trade to the Board of Customs, for the infor- mation of Ship Brokers, Attorneys, Notaries, and others engaged in dealings in Ships.

The Documents necessary under the letter may be seen on application at this Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1855.

No. 79-1855. OFFICE OF COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL FOR Trade,

Marine DeparTMENT, 25th May, 1855. SIR,—Various communications having been made to my Lords concerning the inconvenience sustained with respect to Ships register- ed in the British Possessions abroad, in consequence of the mode in which the changes effected by the Merchant Shipping Act have been brought into operation, I am directed to bring the subject to the notice of the Commissioners of Customs, and to request their atten- tion to the following observations and suggestions.

THE

Bangkong 2 Gourrnment

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 4TH AUGUST, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 5.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

"THE HOngkong GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

ill, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAtions, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

No. 15.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. THOMAS FRANCIS WADE, Esquire, having been appoint- His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief to act as Chinese Secretary in this Department, pend- has directed the publication for general information of the reference to Her Majesty's Government; His Excel- following Notice extracted from the London Gazette of 11th ey Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary has been pleased to May 1855. Certificates of Registry in the form determined point Mr MARTIN CROFTON MORRISON, Interpreter in by Her Majesty's Government will be exchanged for exist- e British Consulate at Canton, to act as Her Majesty's ing Certificates, on application to this Office. Vice-Consul at that Port until further notice.

By Order,

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

W. WOODGATE.

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th July, 1855.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st August, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

Diplomatic Department. The following Notification has been circulated by Her Majesty's Consul at Foochowfoo, on the subject of a pira- al fleet cruising on the Chinese Coast in the Fookeen Prince, and is now published for general information.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Sperintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d August, 1855.

Cegy No. 70.

BRITISH CONSULATE, FOOCHOWFOO,

11th July, 1855. NOTIFICATION. Commander BARNARD, R.N., commanding H. M. S. Racehorse, eting advised H. M.'s Consul that a formidable fleet of West Coast Junks, numbering 35 vessels, and powerfully manned and *sed, is cruising among the groups of Islands between this and y, and having recommended the issue of a premonitory notice to Consignees and Masters of vessels resorting to this Port; they are by warned to be on their guard and to take all precaution in their ver against attack while passing along the coast in this vicinity, and

cially in the neighbourhood of the Island of Ockseu.

(Signed,)

BRITISH CONSIGnees and Masters

.14.

OF VESSELS.

W. H. MEDHURST.

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese

victs.

Tenders will be received at this Office..

By Order,

J.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.,

Today 26th July, 1855.

retary's Office, Victoria,

TREATY WITH JAPAN. NOTICE.

A Treaty having recently been concluded between Her open the Japanese ports of Nagasaki and Hakodadi to British ships, Majesty and the Emperor of Japan, whereby the latter agrees to for the purposes of effecting repairs, and obtaining fresh water, pro- visions, and other supplies of any sort that they may absolutely require, provided that they are furnished with a given Stamp or License, and it having been arranged that the Certificate of Registry of the ship bearing the Royal Arms, shall bear or constitute such Stamp or License, the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade hereby give notice, that all Certificates of Registry, issued under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1854, will be printed in such form as to be recognized as bearing such Stamp or License; and that for the purpose of meeting the case of ships already registered, a new and special form of Certificate of Registry has been prepared, which will, on application to any Registrar of Shipping, be given in exchange for the existing Certificates of Registry, and will be in such form as to be recognized by the Japanese authorities. No. 16.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Under Instructions from The Secretary of State for the Colonies His Excellency The Governor directs the public- ation of the following letter from the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trade to the Board of Customs, for the infor- mation of Ship Brokers, Attorneys, Notaries, and others engaged in dealings in Ships.

The Documents necessary under the letter may be seen on application at this Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 31st July, 1855.

No. 79-1855. OFFICE OF COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL FOR Trade,

Marine DeparTMENT, 25th May, 1855. SIR,—Various communications having been made to my Lords concerning the inconvenience sustained with respect to Ships register- ed in the British Possessions abroad, in consequence of the mode in which the changes effected by the Merchant Shipping Act have been brought into operation, I am directed to bring the subject to the notice of the Commissioners of Customs, and to request their atten- tion to the following observations and suggestions.

Shipping

Che Mongkong &

The cases complained of are two-fold-

1. Where a Ship being registered in a Colony, a Bill of Sale or a Power of Attorney to execute a Bill of Sale, have been sent by the Registered Owner to the United Kingdom.

2. Where a Ship being registered in a Colony, the Registered Owner is in the United Kingdom, and wishes to sell her here.

In both these cases, the Registrars of Shipping would, before the 1st of May, have registered the Ship de novo, without waiting to ascertain the state of the Colonial Register, whilst, since the 1st of May, they have refused to register the Ship de novo, in this Country, and the Commissioners of Customs have supported them in such refusal,

This Board entirely concur with the view which the Commissi- oners have thus taken of the principles on which the system of Ship Registry should be carried into effect.

D

venience would be caused if the new system were brought sudder's into stringent operation :

My Lords wish to suggest to the Commissioners, the expedien of adopting the following relaxations, to take effect at once, and is last during such time only as may be necessary to bring the New System into complete operation.

1. Ships registered in the Colonies may, for such time hereinafter mentioned, be registered de novo in this Country, upet the prodution of such Documents or Evidence of Title as the Regis trars have heretofore been in the habit of receiving as sufficient.

2. In all such cases the Vendor or his Agent shall give to the Registrar security that the transaction shall be completed, and that the Registrar and the Commissioners shall be kept harmless from any loss or damage which they might incur if it were to happen that the Ship was in the meantime disposed of in the Colony. A suggested Form of Bond for this purpose is enclosed.

One of the most important objects of the system introduced by

3. The Vendor or his Agent must fill up and sign and deliver to the recent Act, is to prevent a Ship from being disposed of in two places, to two different persons at the same time; and to effect this the Registrar at the Port of Registry de novo, a form of application object, it is necessary that all dealings with the Register of the Ship to the Registrar at the Port of original registry in the Colony, should either be effected at her Port of Registry, or appear on the calling for a transfer of the registry under the provisions of the Act Register Book kept at that Port.

This application, the Registrar at the Port of registry de novo, will If it is wished to sell or mortgage the Ship in any part of the forward with the old certificate of registry to the Colony. A Empire other than that in which the Ship is registered, Statutory suggested Form of application is enclosed, with Forms of Letter Powers of Attorney for the purpose (called in the Act "Certificates from the Registrar in this Country to the Colonial Registrar, and of of Sale or Mortgage") can be procured at the Port of Registry. the reply to be sent by the latter.

These Certificates will confer a perfect title on those who take under 4. On registering the Ship de novo, the Registrar will insert in them, whilst, as they will be entered on the Register Book at the his Book the words "Registry to be transferred from the Port of ", and, on receiving the requisite infor Port of Registry, persous who might desire to purchase or lend

mation from the Colonial Registrar, he will write under those wordi Money on the Ship there, will have full notice of their existence.

Registry completed by transfer from the Port of with the date.

5. The relaxation is to take effect at once, and to last, as to Ships Registered in the American Colonies, until the end of September, and as to Ships registered in more distant Colonies, until the end of February next.

My Lords consider it of very great importance for the interests" of Shipping that these Certificates should be brought into use as quickly and as universally as possible, and that nothing should be done which would have the effect of permanently infringing the principles of the new system, or of inducing persons concerned in Shipping to believe that it will henceforward be possible to confer a

The effect of the relaxation will be to place the persons who Title to a Ship by any means except those which the Act, and the Regulations which have been issued under it, point out as necessary. accept the title in this Country in as good a position, so far as regardı But since it appears that it has, under former Acts, been the registry, as they could have enjoyed under the former practice, practice to register Colonial Ships de novo in this Country upon the whilst they will have the additional advantage (which they could production of duly executed Bills of Sale, without first ascertaining not have had under former Acts) that their equitable title to the the state of the Colonial Register; and since it further appears that Ship, will, under the provisions of the New Act, be perfectly good. many Ships have lately been sent, and are now being sent from the Colonies, for the purpose of being sold in this Country, according to the practice which has heretofore prevailed, and that considerable incon-

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all other Persons to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above Parties that may be in their possessions, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the 11th day of August, 1855, or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administra- ion; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

THE

BY THE COURT,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the Singapore, will be closed on THURSDAY, the 9th inst., at G P.M., and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL, will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND.

Post-Office, Hongkong, 1st August, 1855.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

The Secretary of Customs.

NOTICE. HERE will be no SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its CRIMINAL JURISDICTION, during the present month.

BỶ ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM Hastings AlexANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Court House, 2d August, 1855.

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PUBLIC AUCTION OF LANDED PRO- PERTY.

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structions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the Ground, on MONDAY, the 20th August next, ă Noon, the whole of

MARINE LOT No. 58, situate in Victoria West, with the BUILDINGS thereon, known as PYBUS'S GODOWNS.

This Eligible Property possesses a Sca Frontage of 230 Feet, and presents facilities for adding very

BY Order of the CONSULAR DEPARTMENT OF THE FOREIGN OFFIce at CopenhaGEN, it is hereby notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Appoint-largely ment of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Họng- kong, will be received by said Department until the 15th October, 1855.

FRED. H. BLOCK, Acting Danish Consul.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

ESSRS MACEWEN & Co., (for G. Duddell,) MR M

will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, by order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Marshall of the Vice-Admiralty Court, on MONDAY, 6th August, 1855, and fol- lowing days, commencing at 11 o'clock A.M., at the AUCTION MART, Queen's Road, where the Goods are now on view.

A Large Quantity of damaged Chinese CARGO, landed from the stranded Steamer" Unicorn.”

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery in MEXI- CAN Dollars, at 7.1.7.; all Lots to be at Purchaser's risk as soon as knocked down.

Hongkong, 4th August, 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

́ESSRS SMITH & BRIMELOW have received instructions to dispose of by PUBLIC AUCTION,

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on MONDAY, the 6th August, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M., at their Sale Rooma, Queen's Road, for the benefit of the concerned,—

2 Chests OLD PATNA OPIUM, damaged by Sea Water.

7 Bales GREY SHIRTINGS.

Also,

4 Bales T-CLOTHS.

Afterwards,

2 Pairs Six-pounder GUNS. Do. Four-pounder do.

32 Piculs SHOT, of different kinds.

14 MUSKETS with BAYONETS.

3 COFFER POWDER MAGAZINES.

A quantity of BLOCKS, &c., &c.

89 Dozens STRAW HATS, and

51 do. CIGARS CASES.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cush before delivery, in Mex-

ICAN Dollars, at 7.1.7.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

ilongkong, 2d August, 1855.

NOTICE.

R ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed AGENT of the Canton Branch of THE COM- MERCIAL BANK OF INDIA.

Canton, 7th July, 1855.

EDGAR CORRIE,

Manager.

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- WE

MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shangkae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

RUSSELL & Co.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist, has left Hongkong for Manila; but intends to return

to China in a few Months.

Hongkong, 1st August, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer 1

and Appraiser, and

1

GENERAL STORKKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

to its value by reclaiming from the Sea. The Queen's Road Frontage extends 260 Feet from East to West, and from the nature of its posi tion, near the Centre of a populous part of the town, forms an admirable site for a range of CHINESE SHOP and DWELLING HOUSES.

The present Depth on the West Boundary is 108 Feet, and the East 72 Feet,-both capable, at a very small outlay, of being increased by from 40 to 50 Feet.

The whole Lot contains an AREA of 20,948 Feet, and is leased from the Government for 75 Years (which can be increased on application to 999 Years,) at a yearly GROUND-RENT of £183.1.44.

For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers. TERMS OF SALE-Cash in MEXICAN Dollars weighed at 7.1.7. The purchaser to pay the Ground- rent from the 25th June last, and the Expense of Transfer. One-third of the Purchase Money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants,

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HACHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Coplad, Bares & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong - PRICE, 68 per annum. Single Copics, Twenty-jr

Centa.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, On

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The cases complained of are two-fold-

1. Where a Ship being registered in a Colony, a Bill of Sale or a Power of Attorney to execute a Bill of Sale, have been sent by the Registered Owner to the United Kingdom.

2. Where a Ship being registered in a Colony, the Registered Owner is in the United Kingdom, and wishes to sell her here.

In both these cases, the Registrars of Shipping would, before the 1st of May, have registered the Ship de novo, without waiting to ascertain the state of the Colonial Register, whilst, since the 1st of May, they have refused to register the Ship de novo, in this Country, and the Commissioners of Customs have supported them in such refusal,

This Board entirely concur with the view which the Commissi- oners have thus taken of the principles on which the system of Ship Registry should be carried into effect.

D

venience would be caused if the new system were brought sudder's into stringent operation :

My Lords wish to suggest to the Commissioners, the expedien of adopting the following relaxations, to take effect at once, and is last during such time only as may be necessary to bring the New System into complete operation.

1. Ships registered in the Colonies may, for such time hereinafter mentioned, be registered de novo in this Country, upet the prodution of such Documents or Evidence of Title as the Regis trars have heretofore been in the habit of receiving as sufficient.

2. In all such cases the Vendor or his Agent shall give to the Registrar security that the transaction shall be completed, and that the Registrar and the Commissioners shall be kept harmless from any loss or damage which they might incur if it were to happen that the Ship was in the meantime disposed of in the Colony. A suggested Form of Bond for this purpose is enclosed.

One of the most important objects of the system introduced by

3. The Vendor or his Agent must fill up and sign and deliver to the recent Act, is to prevent a Ship from being disposed of in two places, to two different persons at the same time; and to effect this the Registrar at the Port of Registry de novo, a form of application object, it is necessary that all dealings with the Register of the Ship to the Registrar at the Port of original registry in the Colony, should either be effected at her Port of Registry, or appear on the calling for a transfer of the registry under the provisions of the Act Register Book kept at that Port.

This application, the Registrar at the Port of registry de novo, will If it is wished to sell or mortgage the Ship in any part of the forward with the old certificate of registry to the Colony. A Empire other than that in which the Ship is registered, Statutory suggested Form of application is enclosed, with Forms of Letter Powers of Attorney for the purpose (called in the Act "Certificates from the Registrar in this Country to the Colonial Registrar, and of of Sale or Mortgage") can be procured at the Port of Registry. the reply to be sent by the latter.

These Certificates will confer a perfect title on those who take under 4. On registering the Ship de novo, the Registrar will insert in them, whilst, as they will be entered on the Register Book at the his Book the words "Registry to be transferred from the Port of ", and, on receiving the requisite infor Port of Registry, persous who might desire to purchase or lend

mation from the Colonial Registrar, he will write under those wordi Money on the Ship there, will have full notice of their existence.

Registry completed by transfer from the Port of with the date.

5. The relaxation is to take effect at once, and to last, as to Ships Registered in the American Colonies, until the end of September, and as to Ships registered in more distant Colonies, until the end of February next.

My Lords consider it of very great importance for the interests" of Shipping that these Certificates should be brought into use as quickly and as universally as possible, and that nothing should be done which would have the effect of permanently infringing the principles of the new system, or of inducing persons concerned in Shipping to believe that it will henceforward be possible to confer a

The effect of the relaxation will be to place the persons who Title to a Ship by any means except those which the Act, and the Regulations which have been issued under it, point out as necessary. accept the title in this Country in as good a position, so far as regardı But since it appears that it has, under former Acts, been the registry, as they could have enjoyed under the former practice, practice to register Colonial Ships de novo in this Country upon the whilst they will have the additional advantage (which they could production of duly executed Bills of Sale, without first ascertaining not have had under former Acts) that their equitable title to the the state of the Colonial Register; and since it further appears that Ship, will, under the provisions of the New Act, be perfectly good. many Ships have lately been sent, and are now being sent from the Colonies, for the purpose of being sold in this Country, according to the practice which has heretofore prevailed, and that considerable incon-

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all other Persons to produce any Wills or Codicils of the above Parties that may be in their possessions, before the Supreme Court, on Saturday, the 11th day of August, 1855, or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administra- ion; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

THE

BY THE COURT,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the Singapore, will be closed on THURSDAY, the 9th inst., at G P.M., and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL, will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND.

Post-Office, Hongkong, 1st August, 1855.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

HONGKONG.

The Secretary of Customs.

NOTICE. HERE will be no SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its CRIMINAL JURISDICTION, during the present month.

BỶ ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM Hastings AlexANDER,

Acting Registrar.

Court House, 2d August, 1855.

NOTICE.

I am, &c.,

T. H. FARRER.

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PUBLIC AUCTION OF LANDED PRO- PERTY.

Co. have in

structions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the Ground, on MONDAY, the 20th August next, ă Noon, the whole of

MARINE LOT No. 58, situate in Victoria West, with the BUILDINGS thereon, known as PYBUS'S GODOWNS.

This Eligible Property possesses a Sca Frontage of 230 Feet, and presents facilities for adding very

BY Order of the CONSULAR DEPARTMENT OF THE FOREIGN OFFIce at CopenhaGEN, it is hereby notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Appoint-largely ment of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Họng- kong, will be received by said Department until the 15th October, 1855.

FRED. H. BLOCK, Acting Danish Consul.

Danish Consulate, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

ESSRS MACEWEN & Co., (for G. Duddell,) MR M

will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, by order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Marshall of the Vice-Admiralty Court, on MONDAY, 6th August, 1855, and fol- lowing days, commencing at 11 o'clock A.M., at the AUCTION MART, Queen's Road, where the Goods are now on view.

A Large Quantity of damaged Chinese CARGO, landed from the stranded Steamer" Unicorn.”

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery in MEXI- CAN Dollars, at 7.1.7.; all Lots to be at Purchaser's risk as soon as knocked down.

Hongkong, 4th August, 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

́ESSRS SMITH & BRIMELOW have received instructions to dispose of by PUBLIC AUCTION,

M

on MONDAY, the 6th August, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M., at their Sale Rooma, Queen's Road, for the benefit of the concerned,—

2 Chests OLD PATNA OPIUM, damaged by Sea Water.

7 Bales GREY SHIRTINGS.

Also,

4 Bales T-CLOTHS.

Afterwards,

2 Pairs Six-pounder GUNS. Do. Four-pounder do.

32 Piculs SHOT, of different kinds.

14 MUSKETS with BAYONETS.

3 COFFER POWDER MAGAZINES.

A quantity of BLOCKS, &c., &c.

89 Dozens STRAW HATS, and

51 do. CIGARS CASES.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cush before delivery, in Mex-

ICAN Dollars, at 7.1.7.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

ilongkong, 2d August, 1855.

NOTICE.

R ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed AGENT of the Canton Branch of THE COM- MERCIAL BANK OF INDIA.

Canton, 7th July, 1855.

EDGAR CORRIE,

Manager.

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- WE

MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shangkae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

RUSSELL & Co.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist, has left Hongkong for Manila; but intends to return

to China in a few Months.

Hongkong, 1st August, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer 1

and Appraiser, and

1

GENERAL STORKKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

to its value by reclaiming from the Sea. The Queen's Road Frontage extends 260 Feet from East to West, and from the nature of its posi tion, near the Centre of a populous part of the town, forms an admirable site for a range of CHINESE SHOP and DWELLING HOUSES.

The present Depth on the West Boundary is 108 Feet, and the East 72 Feet,-both capable, at a very small outlay, of being increased by from 40 to 50 Feet.

The whole Lot contains an AREA of 20,948 Feet, and is leased from the Government for 75 Years (which can be increased on application to 999 Years,) at a yearly GROUND-RENT of £183.1.44.

For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers. TERMS OF SALE-Cash in MEXICAN Dollars weighed at 7.1.7. The purchaser to pay the Ground- rent from the 25th June last, and the Expense of Transfer. One-third of the Purchase Money to be paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on the completion of the Transfer.

Hongkong, 12th July, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants,

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HACHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Coplad, Bares & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong - PRICE, 68 per annum. Single Copics, Twenty-jr

Centa.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, On

Dollar; each additional Liae, Trento half of those charges for ca-

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 11TH AUGUST, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 6.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THEONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

7, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

17.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

land sale

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of wn Lands on Leases will be held on the ground to old, on Tuesday the 28th instant, the Sale to commence

o'clock in the Afternoon.

The following Descriptive Statement of the Lots to be

red at the Sale is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

onial Secretary's Office, Victoria,-- Hongkong, 7th August, 1855.

Shedule of Lats of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction

on Tuesday, the 28th August, 1855.

3

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

£ s. d. 8,730 27.14. 4

No. 18.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor has the satisfaction of publishing the following Despatch reporting the success of an Expedition, undertaken with the co-operation of the United States Naval Forces, against the Pirates in the neighbourhood of Kublan.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th August, 1855.

His Excellency

SIR JOHN Bowring,

&c., &c., &c.

H. M. STEAM SLOOP "Rattler," Hongkong,

7th August, 1855.

SIR, At your Excellency's request, I have the honour to inform you, that after having consulte you as to the propriety of attacking the Pirate Fleet in Coulan Bay, and asking the assistance of Captain McCluney, of the United States' Ship-of-war Powhatan, I made 9,000 28.11. 6 arrangements with the latter by which I was to have 3 Gun-boats with their crews, and a party of Marines. I started on the 3d with the Steamer Eaglet and the boats in tow, and arrived and anchor- ed near Coulan that night. Next morning the Eaglet took all the boats in tow, and we went into Coulan, but finding nothing there, turned our heads a little more up the coast, and soon discovered, in a branch of the river, a large Chinese Fleet at anchor, bearing the same distinguishing marks as the one that had committed the de- As we stood in, I detached two of the predations complained of. Gun-boats in chase of a Lorcha apparently trying to escape; and as I wanted information, I had intended to wait their return; but the Chinese began firing guns, and appeared so determined to esist, that

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IN

LOCALITY.

N.

S. E. W.

FIXED SQUARE ANNUAL

RENT.

FEET.

#

21

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Under Matheson's Hill 125 69 103 90 100 100 90 90 169 139 59 50 139 117 59 50 117 76 59 50 76 76 50 50 76 76 50 50 76 76 50 50 76

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76 114

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114 35

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Under Leighton's Hill

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S. & E.

7,700 24. 9. 0 6,400 20. 6. 4 4,825 15. 6. 4 3,800 12. 1. 0 3,800 12. 1. 3,800 12. 1. 0 3,800 12. 1.0 3,800 12. 1. 0 3,800 12. 1.0 3,800 12. 1. 0 3,800 12. 1. 0 3,800, 12. 1. 0 5,228,16.12. 0 3,150 10. 0. 0 4,545 14. 8. 6

3,800 12. 1. 0 4,750 15. 1. 6 5,098 16. 3. 8

8,588 27. 5. 2

92 196 163 10,00231,15. 1

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!

I began to fire Rockets at them, which had the effect of making them get under weigh to run further up. Seeing them well off, I immediately proceeded to follow in the remaining boats, the two American paddle-box boats firing shot and shell. The larger Junk, apparently bearing the flag of the Chief, rounded to and fired several guns, very well directed, and shortly after she and the next in size grounded with their broadsides towards us, and kept up an animated

fire until the American boats were near enough to throw in grape ; they then, although crowded with men, offered no further resistance, but tried to escape to a small neighbouring island. Possession was instantly taken, and the Boats passed on, to a large open space with apparently several channels leading out of it, in chase, attacking and 80 80 80 80 6,400 20. 6. 4

6.400 20. 6. 4 capturing many more large and heavily armed Junks. 80 80 80 80 80 106 83 150 9,320 29.11.10 80 80 80 80

6,400 20. 6. 4 80 106 70 140 8,400 26.13. 4

50 50 50

2,500 7.18. 9 50 50 50 50 2,500 7.18. 9. 50 50 50 50

2,500 7.18. 9. 50 50 50 50 2,500 7.18. 9 50 50 50 50 2,500 7.18. 9 70 110 50 65

4,500 14.5.10 CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

50

Surveyor General.

It getting late, and the boats being an immense distance from the ship, I thought it better to begin and barn the Junks at once, and accordingly burned 7 large war Junks, and 3 smaller Boats, more like Traders. All this I am sorry to say was not effected without loss, and our gallant companions, as well as ourselves, have to lament the death of some noble fellows. I cannot speak too highly of the con- duct of Lieutenant Pegram, his brother Officers, and Seameri and Soldiers: it was noble from beginning to the end; never was co-opera- tion more cordially given and received. My own officers and men behaved as I have had the opportunity of seeing them on two or three other occasions, and as I know they will again if they have the opportunity.

1

Bangkong

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

gren,

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 11TH AUGUST, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 6.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THEONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

7, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

17.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

land sale

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of wn Lands on Leases will be held on the ground to old, on Tuesday the 28th instant, the Sale to commence

o'clock in the Afternoon.

The following Descriptive Statement of the Lots to be

red at the Sale is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

onial Secretary's Office, Victoria,-- Hongkong, 7th August, 1855.

Shedule of Lats of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction

on Tuesday, the 28th August, 1855.

3

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

£ s. d. 8,730 27.14. 4

No. 18.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor has the satisfaction of publishing the following Despatch reporting the success of an Expedition, undertaken with the co-operation of the United States Naval Forces, against the Pirates in the neighbourhood of Kublan.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th August, 1855.

His Excellency

SIR JOHN Bowring,

&c., &c., &c.

H. M. STEAM SLOOP "Rattler," Hongkong,

7th August, 1855.

SIR, At your Excellency's request, I have the honour to inform you, that after having consulte you as to the propriety of attacking the Pirate Fleet in Coulan Bay, and asking the assistance of Captain McCluney, of the United States' Ship-of-war Powhatan, I made 9,000 28.11. 6 arrangements with the latter by which I was to have 3 Gun-boats with their crews, and a party of Marines. I started on the 3d with the Steamer Eaglet and the boats in tow, and arrived and anchor- ed near Coulan that night. Next morning the Eaglet took all the boats in tow, and we went into Coulan, but finding nothing there, turned our heads a little more up the coast, and soon discovered, in a branch of the river, a large Chinese Fleet at anchor, bearing the same distinguishing marks as the one that had committed the de- As we stood in, I detached two of the predations complained of. Gun-boats in chase of a Lorcha apparently trying to escape; and as I wanted information, I had intended to wait their return; but the Chinese began firing guns, and appeared so determined to esist, that

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MENTS.

IN

LOCALITY.

N.

S. E. W.

FIXED SQUARE ANNUAL

RENT.

FEET.

#

21

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76 50 50 76 76 50 50 76 76 50 50 76 761 50 50 76 76 50! 50 50

76

76

76

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3,800 12. 1. 0 4,750 15. 1. 6 5,098 16. 3. 8

8,588 27. 5. 2

92 196 163 10,00231,15. 1

S. E.

!

I began to fire Rockets at them, which had the effect of making them get under weigh to run further up. Seeing them well off, I immediately proceeded to follow in the remaining boats, the two American paddle-box boats firing shot and shell. The larger Junk, apparently bearing the flag of the Chief, rounded to and fired several guns, very well directed, and shortly after she and the next in size grounded with their broadsides towards us, and kept up an animated

fire until the American boats were near enough to throw in grape ; they then, although crowded with men, offered no further resistance, but tried to escape to a small neighbouring island. Possession was instantly taken, and the Boats passed on, to a large open space with apparently several channels leading out of it, in chase, attacking and 80 80 80 80 6,400 20. 6. 4

6.400 20. 6. 4 capturing many more large and heavily armed Junks. 80 80 80 80 80 106 83 150 9,320 29.11.10 80 80 80 80

6,400 20. 6. 4 80 106 70 140 8,400 26.13. 4

50 50 50

2,500 7.18. 9 50 50 50 50 2,500 7.18. 9. 50 50 50 50

2,500 7.18. 9. 50 50 50 50 2,500 7.18. 9 50 50 50 50 2,500 7.18. 9 70 110 50 65

4,500 14.5.10 CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

50

Surveyor General.

It getting late, and the boats being an immense distance from the ship, I thought it better to begin and barn the Junks at once, and accordingly burned 7 large war Junks, and 3 smaller Boats, more like Traders. All this I am sorry to say was not effected without loss, and our gallant companions, as well as ourselves, have to lament the death of some noble fellows. I cannot speak too highly of the con- duct of Lieutenant Pegram, his brother Officers, and Seameri and Soldiers: it was noble from beginning to the end; never was co-opera- tion more cordially given and received. My own officers and men behaved as I have had the opportunity of seeing them on two or three other occasions, and as I know they will again if they have the opportunity.

13

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

The loss of the Powhatan, was as follows :—

Two Seamen killed.

One Seaman mortally wounded,-since dead. One Marine dangerously wounded by a shot. Six Marines and seamen severely burnt.

Two Officers, Lientenants Pegram and Rolando, and one

Seaman, slightly burnt.

Total Americans,—13.

H. M. S. S. Rattler :-

Que Ganner Royal Mar. Art., and two Seamen, killed. Two Marines and two Scamen, severely burnt. Three Marines and Seamen, slightly burnt.

One Marine, missing.

The loss of the Chinese amount to 10 Vessels burnt, 6 recaptured Junks, about 180 Guns destroyed, and I should think at least 500 men killed out of 1000 men engaged at the commencement of the attack. I have, &c.,

(Signed,) W. A. FELLOWES,

Commander and Senior Officer.

(True Copy,)

'W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese Convicts.

Tenders will be received at this Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

ACEWEN & Norge Duddell,) will DE M

sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, by order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court of Hongkong, on TUESDAY, 14th August, 1855, at the Auction Mart, Queen's Road,--

Sundry damaged CHINESE CARGO, landed ex stranded Steamer "Unicorn."

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No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THOMAS D. SELBY, Esquire, having arrived in Colony on the 1st instant, assumed from that date: duties of Chief Clerk in the Colonial Treasury, to w office he has been appointed by virtue of a Warrant m the Royal Sign Manual.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

No. 20.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

A. GRAND-PRÉ, Esquire, has been appointed by Il Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief to t Office of Assistant Superintendent of Police and Genera Interpreter, in the room of D. R. CALDWELL, Esquir resigned.

The Appointment dates from the 1st instant.

By Order,

IT'S

NEW SER

The ( given, that a

will, as befo:

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Color

No. 17.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery in MEXI- | expressly for family use. CAN Dollars.

Further particulars, see Handbills. Hongkong, 11th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 SterliNG.

THE AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNEK & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong, W. A. Harland, M.D. For Canton, Walt. Gro. DicksON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale und Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

*Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer

200

and Appraiser, and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

JUST RECEIVED,

Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

Also,

Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE

SMITII & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

Höngkong, Zɗ Avgust, 1835.

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E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, Going Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill's BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's Water, Butter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

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PUBLIC AUCTION OF LANDED PRO-

PERTY.

LAN, CRAWFORD & Co. have received r

structions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the Ground, on MONDAY, the 20th August next, x Noon,-the whole of

MARINE LOT No. 58, situate in Victoria West, with the BUILDINGS thereon, known as Pybus's GoDownS.

This fligible Property possesses a Sea Frontag 230 Feet, and presents facilities for adding ve largely to its value by reclaiming from the Sea.

The Queen's Road Frontage extends 260 Fe from East to West, and from the nature of its po tion, near the Centre of a populous part of the tow forms an admirable site for a range of CHINESE Suori and Dwelling Houses.

The present Depth on the West Boundary is 10% Feet, and the East 72 Feet,—both capable, at a very small outlay, of being increased by from 40 to 3 Feet.

The chole Lot contains an AREA of 20,941 Feet, and is leased from the Government for 75 Years (which can be increased on application to 999 Years) at a yearly GROUND-RENT of £183.1.44.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED, ex ship "Eena.” YANVAS and TWINE, Balance-handle TABLE

KNIVES, and CARVERS, a large assortment For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers of PENKNIVES; an Invoice of PERFUMERY ; TERMS OF SALE.—Cash in MEXICAN Dolları KID and SILK GLOVES; COTTON, LISLE THREAD, weighed at 7.1.7. The purchaser to pay the Ground. and SILK HOSE, HAMS, BACON, and CHEESE; rent from the 25th June last, and the Expense of Martell's PALE BRANDY, Allsop's PALE ALE, Transfer. One-third of the Purchase Money to be Jamaica RUM, Irish and Glenlivet WHISKY, paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on Booth's CORDIAL GIN, MARASCHINO, CU-|the completion of the Transfer. RACAO. and a variety of other articles.

DE SILVER & Co.,

Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1955.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

RUSSELL & Co.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

NOTICE. ́R ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed AGENT of the Canton Branch of THE COM- MERCIAL Bank of India.

MR

Canton, 7th July, 1855.

EDGAR CORRIE,

Manager.

NOTICE.

M Hongkong for Manila, but intends to return

"R K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist, has left

to China in a few Months.

Hongkong, 1st August, 1855.

́Established 1843.

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Hongkong, 12th July, 1855. NOTICE.

Br Order of the CONSULAR DEPARTMENT OF THE FOREIGN OFFICe at CopenhagEN, it is hereby notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Appoint ment of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Hong kong, will be received by said Department until the 15th October, 1855.

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Danish Consulate, Hongkong,

2d July, 1855.

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100 Do. do. PORK.

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in GOOD order, being Surplus U. §. Government Stores.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery, in Mɛx- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

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27

28

DE SILVER & Com

Auctioneers.

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30

31

32

33

PUBLIC AUCTION.

R. P. DE SILVER, Esq.,-U. S. Naval Storekeeper, THE undersigned have received instructions from

to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on FRIDAY, the 17th August, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M.,—-—-—-—-

100 Barrels MESS BEEF.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong- PRICE, 65 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-firs Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, On Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-Onl half of these charges for each Repetition.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

The loss of the Powhatan, was as follows :—

Two Seamen killed.

One Seaman mortally wounded,-since dead. One Marine dangerously wounded by a shot. Six Marines and seamen severely burnt.

Two Officers, Lientenants Pegram and Rolando, and one

Seaman, slightly burnt.

Total Americans,—13.

H. M. S. S. Rattler :-

Que Ganner Royal Mar. Art., and two Seamen, killed. Two Marines and two Scamen, severely burnt. Three Marines and Seamen, slightly burnt.

One Marine, missing.

The loss of the Chinese amount to 10 Vessels burnt, 6 recaptured Junks, about 180 Guns destroyed, and I should think at least 500 men killed out of 1000 men engaged at the commencement of the attack. I have, &c.,

(Signed,) W. A. FELLOWES,

Commander and Senior Officer.

(True Copy,)

'W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese Convicts.

Tenders will be received at this Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY COURT OF

ACEWEN & Norge Duddell,) will DE M

sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, by order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court of Hongkong, on TUESDAY, 14th August, 1855, at the Auction Mart, Queen's Road,--

Sundry damaged CHINESE CARGO, landed ex stranded Steamer "Unicorn."

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No. 19.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THOMAS D. SELBY, Esquire, having arrived in Colony on the 1st instant, assumed from that date: duties of Chief Clerk in the Colonial Treasury, to w office he has been appointed by virtue of a Warrant m the Royal Sign Manual.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER

Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

No. 20.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

A. GRAND-PRÉ, Esquire, has been appointed by Il Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief to t Office of Assistant Superintendent of Police and Genera Interpreter, in the room of D. R. CALDWELL, Esquir resigned.

The Appointment dates from the 1st instant.

By Order,

IT'S

NEW SER

The ( given, that a

will, as befo:

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Color

No. 17.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery in MEXI- | expressly for family use. CAN Dollars.

Further particulars, see Handbills. Hongkong, 11th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 SterliNG.

THE AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNEK & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong, W. A. Harland, M.D. For Canton, Walt. Gro. DicksON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale und Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

*Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer

200

and Appraiser, and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

JUST RECEIVED,

Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

Also,

Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE

SMITII & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

Höngkong, Zɗ Avgust, 1835.

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E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, Going Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill's BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's Water, Butter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

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PUBLIC AUCTION OF LANDED PRO-

PERTY.

LAN, CRAWFORD & Co. have received r

structions to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on the Ground, on MONDAY, the 20th August next, x Noon,-the whole of

MARINE LOT No. 58, situate in Victoria West, with the BUILDINGS thereon, known as Pybus's GoDownS.

This fligible Property possesses a Sea Frontag 230 Feet, and presents facilities for adding ve largely to its value by reclaiming from the Sea.

The Queen's Road Frontage extends 260 Fe from East to West, and from the nature of its po tion, near the Centre of a populous part of the tow forms an admirable site for a range of CHINESE Suori and Dwelling Houses.

The present Depth on the West Boundary is 10% Feet, and the East 72 Feet,—both capable, at a very small outlay, of being increased by from 40 to 3 Feet.

The chole Lot contains an AREA of 20,941 Feet, and is leased from the Government for 75 Years (which can be increased on application to 999 Years) at a yearly GROUND-RENT of £183.1.44.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED, ex ship "Eena.” YANVAS and TWINE, Balance-handle TABLE

KNIVES, and CARVERS, a large assortment For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers of PENKNIVES; an Invoice of PERFUMERY ; TERMS OF SALE.—Cash in MEXICAN Dolları KID and SILK GLOVES; COTTON, LISLE THREAD, weighed at 7.1.7. The purchaser to pay the Ground. and SILK HOSE, HAMS, BACON, and CHEESE; rent from the 25th June last, and the Expense of Martell's PALE BRANDY, Allsop's PALE ALE, Transfer. One-third of the Purchase Money to be Jamaica RUM, Irish and Glenlivet WHISKY, paid on the full of the Hammer, and the Balance on Booth's CORDIAL GIN, MARASCHINO, CU-|the completion of the Transfer. RACAO. and a variety of other articles.

DE SILVER & Co.,

Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1955.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

RUSSELL & Co.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

NOTICE. ́R ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed AGENT of the Canton Branch of THE COM- MERCIAL Bank of India.

MR

Canton, 7th July, 1855.

EDGAR CORRIE,

Manager.

NOTICE.

M Hongkong for Manila, but intends to return

"R K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist, has left

to China in a few Months.

Hongkong, 1st August, 1855.

́Established 1843.

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Hongkong, 12th July, 1855. NOTICE.

Br Order of the CONSULAR DEPARTMENT OF THE FOREIGN OFFICe at CopenhagEN, it is hereby notified, that Applications to fill the Vacant Appoint ment of the Office of DANISH CONSUL at Hong kong, will be received by said Department until the 15th October, 1855.

GO It is her Crown La

be sold, on at 3 o'cloc The fol offered at

Colonial ! Hong

Schedule

ORDER

OF

SALE.

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7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

FRED. H. BLOCK, Acting Danish Consul.

17

18

Danish Consulate, Hongkong,

2d July, 1855.

19

20

21

22

23

24

100 Do. do. PORK.

25

in GOOD order, being Surplus U. §. Government Stores.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash before delivery, in Mɛx- ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

26

27

28

DE SILVER & Com

Auctioneers.

29

30

31

32

33

PUBLIC AUCTION.

R. P. DE SILVER, Esq.,-U. S. Naval Storekeeper, THE undersigned have received instructions from

to sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on FRIDAY, the 17th August, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M.,—-—-—-—-

100 Barrels MESS BEEF.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong- PRICE, 65 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-firs Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, On Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-Onl half of these charges for each Repetition.

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Bongkang

I SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 18TH AUGUST, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 7.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby , that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAtions, NotificaTIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

17.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

iamo sale

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

1: is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of n Lands on Leases will be held on the ground to d, on Tuesday the 28th instant, the Sale to commence

o'clock in the Afternoon.

The following Descriptive Statement of the Lots to be red at the Sale is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

nial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th August, 1855.

Sedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction

on Tuesday, the 28th August, 1855.

No. 21.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Privilege.

of salt

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Notice is hereby given, that the term for which License has been granted for the Privilege of Salt Weighing throughout the Island, will expire on the 31st instant: and that Tenders for the same Privilege, for the period of One Year from the 1st of September next, will be re- ceived at this Office up to Noon on Friday, the 24th instant.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th August, 1855.

£ s. d. No. 22.

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

MENTS.

IN

LOCALITY.

SQUARE

N. S. E. W.

FIXED ANNUAL RENT.

FEET.

Under Matheson's Hill 125

69 103 100 100

90

169 139 59 139 117 117 76 59 501

8880

90

8,730 27.14. 4

90

9,000 28.11. 6

50

59

50

76 76

50

50

76 76 50

"

76

76

50

76 76

"

76 76

"

12

"

6 Wongneichung

"

Under Leighton's Hill

7,700 24. 9. 0 6,400 20. 6. 4

4,825 15. 6.

8,800 12. 1.

3,800 12. 1.0 50 50 3,800 12. 1.0 76 76 50 50 8,800 12. 1. 0 50 50 3,800 12. 1. 0 3,800 12. 1. 0 50 501 76 761 50 50 3,800 12. 1. 0 76 76 50 50 3,800 12. 1. 0 76 76 50

50

3,800 12. 1. 0 76

64 42 5,228 16.12. 0 44 82 50 62 3,150 10. 0. 0 82 76 50 76 76 50 76 114 50 62 114 72 50

35

92

50

68 % 116 S. & E.

S.

196 163

E.

80 80 80 80

80 80 80 80

4,545 14. 8. 6 3,800 12. 1.0 4,750 15. 1. 6 5,09816. 3. 8 8,588 27. 5. 2

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that the term for which License has been granted for the Privilege of Quarry- ing Stone throughout the Island, will expire on the 31st instant.

Tenders for the same Privilege, for the period of One Year from the 1st September next, will be received at this Office up to Noon on Friday, the 24th instant.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th August, 1855.

10,002 31.15. 1 No. 14.

80 106 83 150 9,320 29.11.10

6,400 20. 6. 4

6,400'20. 6. 4

80 80 80 106 50 50

80 80 6,400 20. 6. 4 70 140 8,400 26.13. 4

50 5,0

2,500 7.18. 9

50

2,500 7.18. 9

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese Convicts.

Tenders will be received at this Office.

50 50 50

50 50 50

50 2,500 7.18. 9

50

50

50 50

2,500 7.18. 9 50 50 50 50 2,500, 7.18. 9 4,500, 14. 5.10

"

"

70 110 50 65

Surveyor General.

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

Between ACHEEN, Plaintiff,

W

AND

WILLIAM BUCKLER THE Younger,

Defendant.

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above named ACHEEN against the above named WILLIAM BUCKLER THE YOUNGER, to recover the Sum of TWELVE THOUSAND AND FIFTY-FOUR DOL- LARS AND THIRTY CENTS, due on Account stated between them; and it being alleged that the said WILLIAM BUCKLER the Younger, does not reside within this Island or its dependencies: a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Thirty-first day of August instant, wherein CUNNINGHAM, Master of the Ship" Ianthe," is Garnishee.-Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final Judgment in this Action the said WILLIAM BUCKLER the Younger, or any Person on his behalf, will give the Security and Notice and file the Appearance or Plea required by the Ordinance of this Island No. 2 of 1855, intituled “An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in Actions at law against Persons absent

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MR

NOTICE.

TR ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed AGENT of the Canton Branch of THÊ COM- MERCIAL BANK OF INDIA.

Canton, 7th July, 1855.

EDGAR CORRIE, Manager.

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers,

D General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's

Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill's BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's. WATER, BUTTER, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and

NOTICE.

THE Sale by PUBLIC AUCTION of MARINA THE

LOT No. 58, and PYBUS'S GODOWN advertised to take place on Monday, the 20th int is Postponed until further notice.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Co.

Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 18th August, 1855.

CARD. ROWN, JONES & Co., (late ROBINSON &

BC) UNDERTAKERS, respectfully

quest that all Orders for FUNERALS and FUNAK. FURNITURE, be directed to the SEXTON, at 1 Court-house, who will settle ali Bills and rec Accounts due by or to the Firm.

MONUMENTS, HEAD and FOOT-STONES, &c. ¿ the best Materials, erected at the lowest Charges.

Hongkong, 15th August, 1855.

FOR

PARCHMENT.

MOR SALE,—about THREE Dozen SKINS, ■

1$25 each.

BROWN, JONES & Co. Hongkong, 16th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM

from the Colony," the said attachment may be dis- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly | W ́ MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, &

solved.

Dated this 17th day of August, 1855.

BY

G. COOPER TURNER,

Plaintiff's Attorney, Victoria, Hongkong.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION. Y Order of the Deputy Commissary General, at the COMMISSARIAT YARD, on TUESDAY, the 21st August, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M., the under- ryentioned Condemned Unserviccuble ́NAVAL STORES, viz :-Biscurts, BISCUIT-DUST, and BAGS; Empty CASKS, CASES, and Boxes; COOPER'S TOOLS; and sundry other Articles.

The Lots to be cleared the same day before 3 o'clock P.M.

CHAS. MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

Hongkong, 14th August, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

THE

HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 SterlinG.

THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers. ·

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for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

CAN

JUST RECEIVED,

ex ship "Eena,”

YANVAS and TWINE, Balance-handle TABLE KNIVES, and CARVERS, a large assortment of PENKNIVES; an Invoice of PERFUMERY; KID and SILK GLOVES; COTTON, LISLE THREAD, and SILK HOSE, HAMS, BACON, and CHEESE; Martell's PALE BRANDY, Allsop's PALE ALE, Jamaica RUM, Irish and Glenlivet WHISKY, Booth's CORDIAL GIN, MARASCHINO, CU. RACAO, and a variety of other articles.

DE SILVER & Co.,

Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1955.

500

FOR SALE EX “CAMBALU.”

Dozens Allsop's and Bass's PALE ALE.

100 Dozens OLIVE OIL.

30 Dozens Superior CHAMPAGNE. 300 Yards Superfine LINEN DRILL. NECK-TIES and REGULATION CAPS.

10 Barrels COAL TAR,

25 Tins PATENT DRIERS.

10 Half-barrels SPLIT PEAS, kiln-dried.

8 Hhds. Martell's Fine PALE BRANDY. TUMBLER DRAW-LOCKS, 2, 24, and 4 in. COUNTERPANES, 11/4, 12/4 and 13/4. Huckaback TOWELLING.

An Invoice of Rodgers's Fine PENKNIVES, &c. ex“ Surprise.”. TONGUES and SOUNDS, HERRINGS, SAL- MON and MACKEREL, in Kits.

DE SILVER & Co. Hongkong, 16th August, 1855,

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

R K. NEWBOLT, Surgeon Dentist, has left

M to return

For Hongkong, W. A. Harland, M.D.

For Canton, Walt. Gro. DickSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

to China in a few Months.

Hongkong, let Angust, 1855.

Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, a Foochow; and all Business to his address comes unde our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

RUSSELL & Ca

R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to p our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Ca Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

200

JUST RECEIVED, Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER

Also, Superior HOCK, CLARET,

& CHAMPAGNE SMITH & BRIMELOW,

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

Tby puntic AUCTION, On MONDAY, the 2004

THE undersigned have received instructions to

August, 1855, at their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock a.M.,——

About 400 Bags damaged RICE. TERMS OF SALE,—Cush before flivery in Max- CAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

DE SILVER & Co.

Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 15th August, 1855.

FOR SALE EX “EAGLE WING." ARTELL'S PALE BRANDY.,

MAR

Old PALE SHERRY,

PATENT LEATHER BOOTS, HALF-BOOTS, and SHOES, best London-made.

English-manufactured Moderator PEDESTAL

LAMPS.

Patent CORK-SCREWS, LOCKS, BOWIE KNIVES, CHEESE-SCOOPS, and NUT CRACKERS.

RUSSIA LEATHER DRESSING-CASES. MANIFOLD WRITERS. LETTER CLIPS.

Mordan & Co.'s Patent FIRE-PROOF DEED. BOXES,CASH-BOXES,and ('OPYING PRESSES.

INK, and BLACKING.

LANE, CRAWFORD & Ca Queen's Road, 16th July, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong – PRICE, 65 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty fr

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, Üm Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-Our half of these charges for each Repetition.

NEW SERII

The Co

given, that a I

will, as before

Colonia

No. 23.

JOHN BO

Whereas 1855, certai gration Offi Proclamatio from this da Chinese or of Provision future be as

Rice, Salt Provisio

Fish; or Salted Veget Water, firewood, Tea,

Calomel, Blue Pill,

Fo

Rhubarb Po Compound J Ipecacuanha Opium,. Dover's Po Magnesia, Epsom Salts Chloride of

Tartar Eme

Quinine, Antimonial

Extract of

Carbouct o

Assafoetida,

Tôngkong, 28 August, 1993.

“Established 1813.

half of those charges for ca

v. B. ROBERTS HM Consul Offici

Camphor, Camphorat Catechu, Prepared C Tincture o Turpentine Senna Lea Blistering Sulphur St Sulphur O Linseed F Country S Castor Oil

Oil of Pep Adhesive Simple Oi

Ringworm Jeremie's

Aromatic

Bongkong

THE

Government

AW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 25TH AUGUST, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 8.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby , that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

~, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAations, Notifications, and Public Papers, of this Government.

23.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

PROCLAMATION.

HN BOWRING.

Whereas under Proclamation dated 28th February, 33, certain Powers were unduly delegated to the Emi- in Officer at this Port, it is hereby declared that the lamation aforesaid shall be, and the same is, annulled this date; and that with respect to Passengers, being hese or persons accustomed to Chinese diet, the supply Provisions and Medicines for Passenger Ships shall in

re be as follows:

PROVISIONS.

Provisions, Wholly Pork; or Pork and† Fish; or ↑ Pork, † Beef, and † Fish,

14

diem.

Cubebs Powder,

Sweet Spirits of Nitre, Copaiba, Sulphate of Copper, Sulphate of Zinc, Lunar Caustic, Prepared Lint,. Cloth for Bandages,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

4 lb 16 oz. 16

19

4 drams.

4 oz.

2 pieces.

1 Set of Amputating and other Surgical Instruments (if there be

any person on board competent to use them.) 1 One-ounce Glass Measure.

1 Minim Glass Measure.

1 Pestle and Mortar, (Wedgewood.)

1 Set of Weights and Scales, (Grains in Box.) · 1 Set of Common Splints.

1 Set of Bleeding Lancets.

1 Silver Catheter.

ed Vegetables or Pickles,

rewood,

Jamel,

Toe Pill,

19

1 Spatula.

"

3 imp. qts. 2tb

1 Dressing Scissors.

99

1 Infusion Box.

"

₫ oz.

For every

MEDICINES, &c.,

Tuo Passengers, and in like proportion for any greater or less number,

barb Powder,

pound Jalap Powder,

cacuanha Powder,

'am,.

Morer's Powder,

agnesia,

m Salts,

ride of Lime,

fimtar Emetic,.

cinine.

3 oz.

·

2

2

"

12

12 2

99

"

2

"9

6 lb

20

91

timonial Powder,

tract of Colocynth Compound,

Lonet of Ammonia,

4 drams.

Astfœtida,

phor,

phorated Liniment,

Catechu,

Prepared Chalk,

Tincture of Opium, Turpentine,

Da Leares, istering Plaister, Sulphur Sublimed,

phur Ointment, Laseed Flour, Country Soap, Castor Oil,

of Peppermint,

Adhesive Plaister Spread,

ple Ointment,

worm Ointment,

Teremie's Opiate,

Aromatic Spirit of Hartshorn,

Pall Phial

I Quire of Country Paper.

1 Penknife.

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2 Metal Bed-pans.

2 Trusses for Hernia, right and left.

2 Small Syringes.

ENGLISH LABELS to be affixed.

Given under my Hand, and Seal of the Colony, at Victoria, Hongkong, this 20th Day of August, 1855.

(L.S.)

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The attention of Owners, Masters, and Consignees of Vessels is once more called to the inconvenient practice of delaying, until immediately before the Vessel's depar- ture, to apply for the necessary alterations in the Certifi- cate of Registry.

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It is also notified to all whom it may concern, that, except in cases of extreme urgency, it will be impossible to entertain such application, or to grant Certificates on Affidavit, of landing articles contraband of war, or to transact such and similar business at this Office, during the three days immediately preceding the outgoing of the Overland Mail for Europe.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 21st August, 1855.

No. 25.

SMENT

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Wh

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that the Privilege of Quarry- ing Stone throughout the Island on the usual conditions for the period of One Year from the 1st September next, will be submitted to Public Competition at the Office of the Chief Magistrate of Police, at 1 P.M. on Wednesday next, the 29th instant.

The Upset Price, calculated from the Tenders already received, will be intimated at the time of Sale.

By Order.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

No. 26.

Driv

No. 17.

of lands

sale GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

ον

Crown Lands on Leases will be held on the

It is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction be sold, on Tuesday the 28th instant, the Sale to com at 3 o'clock in the Afternoon.

ground

The following Descriptive Statement of the Lots to offered at the Sale is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Sceretary,

.Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th August, 1855.

Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Public Arctivi *on Tuesday, the 28th August, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. ↳ Notice is hereby given, that the privilege of Salt Weigh- ing throughout the Island, for the period of One Year from the 1st September next, will be submitted to Public SALE Competition, at the Office of the Chief Magistrate of Police, between the hours of 1 and 2 P.M. on Wednesday next, the 29th instant.

The Upset Price, calculated from the Tenders already received, will be intimated at the time of Sale.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th. August, 1855.

No. 27.

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 in- formation.

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By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

Account of the Average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the Month ending 31st July, 1855, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

27

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exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

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SAM: GRAY, Manager.

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鳥處報名是實

The Books and Treasure of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the Specie exhibited accorded in Amount with the Terms of the Charter.

24th August, 1855.

No. 14.

R. RIENAECKER,

Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese Convicts.

Tenders will be received at this Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

Surveyor General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

Any person being able to give information with respect to the existence or present domicile of JOAQUIM ANTONIO DIVIDO, formerly a Seaman on board the British Ship "Maggie," is requested to communicate such informa tion to the Acting Secretary of the Superintendency of Trade.

Very fast This G wood with GRA SAIL. AI

No 1 & 2

Hongkong JUST R 'ESTP. SAL

ITERS, AS

Hongkong,

By Order,

ADRA

CURRY

W. WOODGATE.

DU, SHRIM INTERS.

Hongkong,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d August, 1855.

`Itongkong, za August, Tood."

“Estäblished 1843.

half of these charges for ca*-

v. D. ROBERTS, Mi Consul Officia

# JAME our Fir

nghae, 10

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Public Averiox, on FRIDAY,

sinf, at Eleven o'clock in the Fore- PREMISES,—the BUILDING MATE-

• premises on MORRISON HILL, known perty of the MEDICAL MISSION. By Order,

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

oral's Office, Victoria,

2. 22d August, 1855.

A THE SUPREME COURT OF

HONGKONG.

of Die Insolvency of" Loo Akwei, late Pia, in the Colony of Hongkong.

is hereby given, that the ESTATE and s of the above named Insolvent have in WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEX- Acting Registrar of the said Court, and Assignee of Insolvent Estates.

BY THE COURT,

use,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER.

Victoria, 2th August, 1855.

NOTICE. SUPREME COURT will hold an Extra SI PRIUS SITTING, on Tuesday, the 8. day of August instant, at 12 o'clock

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar. Twenty-fourth day August, A.D. 1855.

WANTED,

el Person to Act for some Months as HINESE INTERPRETER at the CHIEF TE'S OFFICE, during the absence on Sick e of the Regular Interpreters.、 Salary, A; ordinary Hours of Attendance 10 a.m.

the Office, to the CHIEF CLERK,

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

午工今人

可有十銀欲現訟

十人

者可到

今欲招人充其職數

凡有精於英語英字能任職

工銀五十大員平日司事 午十點鐘赴衙下午四點工畢

人現因染病往別處調治未回

衙門兹有一位傳話之

工每未

職畢上月囘

FOR SALE.

A SIX-OARED GIG, built in Dublin. Gig is COPPER-FASTENED, and neatly LATING, Brass Tiller, Awning, MAST, Apply to

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

( 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

1g, 24th August, 1855.

RECEIVED AND, FOR SALE. "PHALIA HAMS, Dutch SMOKED SALMON, OYSTERS in Tins, Dutch DASPARAGUS, &c., &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

2.24th August, 1855.

FOR SALE.

4 Smanufactured CONDIMENTS, Y PASTE, HYAN SAUCE, BALU- XP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED

SMITH & BRIMELOW. 24th August, 1855.

NOTICE. CRAMPTON is authorized to sign per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. May, 1855.

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PUBLIC AUCTION.

ITIE undersigned have received instructions from

"Captain RICHARD EDWARDS, to sell by PUBLIC Averiox, for the hanefit of the Underwriters, on | THURSDAY, the 30th day of August, 1355, at 12 o'clock Noon, on board the Vessel,-the British Barque

66 “ CHIEFTAIN,” with Sundry APPAREL, FURNITURE, and TACKLE, as per INVENTORY; as she now lies at anchor in the Harbour.

་་

The “Chieftain " is 293' Tons N. M., was built in August, 1846, and then classed as 4 1 for 12 years.

After which,

A few Casks SALT PROVISIONS, FLOUR, RICE, PRESERVED POTATOES, PAINT OIL, TAR, COMPASS and CARDS, MEDICINE CHEST, CODE OF SIGNALS, LIFE BUOY, CANVAS, TWINE, COALS, MUSKETS and BAYONETS, BOARDING PIKES, ZINC POWDER MAGAZINE, and 2 Four-pounder CANNONS, &c., &c., &c.

TERMS OF SALE, The Vessel and all other Lots to be at the risk of the Purchaser as soon as knocked

down.

A deposit of Half the Purchase-money, in Mexican DOLLARS, to be paid at the full of the Hammer. Approved Security be given for the Balance to be paid within 48 Hours, failing which, the Deposit to be Forfeited, and the Vessel to be RESOLD for Account and risk of the first Purchaser.

Should any Dispute arise at the full of the Hammer, the Lot to be put up again for further competition. MACEWEN & Co.,

Auctioneers.

|

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG.

Between ACHEEN, Plaintiff,

W1

AND

WILLIAM BUCKLER THE Younger,

Defendant..

HEREAS an Action has been commenced in.

this Court at the suit of the above uained

BUCKLER THE YOUNGER, to recover the Sum. ACHEEN against the above named WILLIAM-

of TWELVE THOUSAND AND · FIFTY-FOUR Dol- LARS AND THIRTY CENTS, due on Account stated

between them; and it being alleged that the said WILLIAM BUCKLER the Younger, does not reside within this Island or its dependencies: a Writ of ̈ Foreign Attachment has been issued, returnable on the Thirty-first day of August instant, wherein CUNNINGHAM, Master of the Ship “ Ianthe,” is Garnishce.-Notice is hereby given thereof, and that if at any time before final Judgment in this Action the said WILLIAM BUCKLER the Younger, or any Person on his behalf, will give the Security and Notice and file the Appearance or Plea required by the Ordinance of this Island No. 2 of 1855, intituled "An Ordinance to provide for and regulate from the Colony," the said attachment may i» dis- Process in Actions at law against Persons absent

solved.

Dated this 17th day of August, 1855.

G. COOPER TURNER, Plaintiff's Attorney, Victoria, Hongkong.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,.

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, -

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, ́AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP ·

CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An INVENTORY may be seen on board, H

and also upon application to the Auctioneers.

Hongkong, 22d August, 1855.

SM

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house -

NAVAL STORE FUBLIC AUCTION. (MITH & BRIMELOW have received instruc- tions to dispose of by PUBLIC AUCTION, at H. M. NAVAL STORES, on TUESDAY, the 4th day of September, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M.,-a large quan-land tity of Condemned NAVAL STORES and Un- serviceable SEAMEN'S CLOTHING, &c, &c, consisting of,-

Old CANVAS and Old IRON.

Nos. 1 and 2 Blue CLOTH.

White Cotton DRILL, and DUCK.

FLANNEL, Blue SERGE, and Black Silk HAND- KERCHIEFS, &c., &c.

TERMS OF SALE,--Cash, in ENGLISH CURRENCY.

Hongkong, 22d August, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

DE

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill's BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, Butter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, | WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortiment of wel¦-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- for this climate. TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

W

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Cunton, Shanghue, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

RUSSELL & Co.

of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over-

Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes. Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 Sterling. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS -

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

THER

TURNEK & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLANd, M.D. For Canton, Walt. Gro. DiCKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

CARD.

ROWN, JONES & Co., (late ROBINSON &

quest that all Orders for FUNERALS and Funeral FURNITURE, be directed to the SEXTON, at the- Court-house, who will settle all Bills and receipt Accounts due by or to the Firm. the best Materials, erected

MONUMENTS, HEAD and FOOT-STONES, &c., of ̈

the lowest Charges. Hongkong, 15th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Gulego FLOUR..

11th August, 1855.

THOS. HUNT & Co., - Whampoa.

JUST RECEIVED,

200 Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

Also,

Superior IIOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPANGE

SMITH & BRIMELOW. . Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

MR

NOTICE..

"R ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed/ AGENT of the Canton Brunch of Tus Com--- MERCIAL BANK of India.

Canton, 7th July, 1855."

EDGAR CORRIE, .

Manager.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong-"

PRICE, 03 per Annum, Single Copies, Twenty-fivo

Centr. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollur; each additional Linc. Twenty Conts-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

44.

THE

Songkong

SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST SEPTEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 9.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby

a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that “THE HONgkong GovERNMENT GAZETTE”

before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIons, Notifications, and Public PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

HONGKONG.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 6 of 1855.

* Amendment of

Supreme Cour] procedure.

His Excellency. Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary ief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the advice of the Legislative 1 of Hongkong.

Ordinance for the Amendment of the Civil Administration of Justice.

}

[25th August, 1855.]

Title.

Preamble.

15 & 16 Vict, o, 76.

WHEREAS it is expedient that the practice and procedure of the Supreme Court should be amended, it certain Provisions of" The Common Law Procedure Act, 1852," and "The Common Law Procedure 1554," be adopted: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of 17 & 18 Vict. c. 125. Long, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

Trial without Jury.-Arbitration.

fact.

1. The parties to any cause may, by consent in writing, signed by them or their Attornies or Agents, Court may, by con

case may be, leave the decision of any issue of Fact to the Court, provided that the Court, upon a sent, try questions of show cause, shall, in its discretion, think fit to allow such Trial; and such issue of Fact may thereupon J and determined, and damages assessed where necessary, in open Court, either in Term or Vacation,

· Court; and the Verdict of such Court shall be of the same effect as the Verdict of a Jury, save that it be questioned upon the ground of being against the weight of evidence; and the proceedings upon and sch Trial, as to the Power of the Court, the Evidence, and otherwise, shall be the same as in the case

by Jury.

1. If it be made appear, at any time after the issuing of a writ, (commencement of action,) to the

tion of the

Power to Court to

Court, upon the application of either party, that the matter in dispute consists wholly or direct arbitration be- of matters of merc account which cannot conveniently be tried in the ordinary way, it shall be lawful fore trial.

Court, upon such application, if it think fit, to decide such matter in a Summary manner, or to that such matter, either wholly or in part, be referred to an Arbitrator appointed by the parties, or to cer of the Court, upon such terms as to costs and otherwise as such Court shall think reasonable; and cision or order of such Court, or the award or certificate of such Referee, shall be enforceable by the process as the finding of a Jury upon the matter referred.

. If it shall appear to the Court that the allowance or disallowance of any particular item or items in Special case may be account depends upon a question of Law fit to be decided by the Court, or upon a question of Fact fit stated, and question of

ecided by a Jury, or by the Court upon the consent of both parties as hereinbefore provided, it shall fact tried.

for such Court to direct a case to be stated, or an issue or issues to be tricd; and the decision of

upon

such case and the finding of the Jury or Court upon such issue or issues, shall be taken and

by the Arbitrator as conclusive.

Arbitrator may state

shall be lawful for the Arbitrator upon any compulsory reference as hercinbefore provided, or ference by consent of parties where the submission is or may be made a Rule of Court, if he special case. Et, and if it is not provided to the contrary, to state his Award, as to the whole or any part

the form of special case for the opinion of the Court, and when an Action is referred, Judgment,

may be entered according to the opinion of the Court.

apon the Trial of any issue of Fact by the Court, it shall appear to the Court that the questions Power to Court to Freon involve matter of account which cannot conveniently be tried before it, it shall be lawful for direct arbitration at discretion, to order that such matter of account be referred to an Arbitrator appointed by the time of Trial, when issues of fact are left to its decision. to an Officer of the Court, upon such terms as to costs, and otherwise, as such Court shall think e; and the award or certificate of such Referee shall have the same effect as hereinbefore provided award or certificate of a Referee before Trial; and it shall be competent for the Court to proceed d dispose of any other matter in question, not referred, in like manner as if no reference had been

1

THE

Songkong

SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST SEPTEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 9.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby

a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that “THE HONgkong GovERNMENT GAZETTE”

before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIons, Notifications, and Public PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

HONGKONG.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 6 of 1855.

* Amendment of

Supreme Cour] procedure.

His Excellency. Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the of Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary ief Superintendent of the Trade of British Subjects in China, with the advice of the Legislative 1 of Hongkong.

Ordinance for the Amendment of the Civil Administration of Justice.

}

[25th August, 1855.]

Title.

Preamble.

15 & 16 Vict, o, 76.

WHEREAS it is expedient that the practice and procedure of the Supreme Court should be amended, it certain Provisions of" The Common Law Procedure Act, 1852," and "The Common Law Procedure 1554," be adopted: Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of 17 & 18 Vict. c. 125. Long, with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:

Trial without Jury.-Arbitration.

fact.

1. The parties to any cause may, by consent in writing, signed by them or their Attornies or Agents, Court may, by con

case may be, leave the decision of any issue of Fact to the Court, provided that the Court, upon a sent, try questions of show cause, shall, in its discretion, think fit to allow such Trial; and such issue of Fact may thereupon J and determined, and damages assessed where necessary, in open Court, either in Term or Vacation,

· Court; and the Verdict of such Court shall be of the same effect as the Verdict of a Jury, save that it be questioned upon the ground of being against the weight of evidence; and the proceedings upon and sch Trial, as to the Power of the Court, the Evidence, and otherwise, shall be the same as in the case

by Jury.

1. If it be made appear, at any time after the issuing of a writ, (commencement of action,) to the

tion of the

Power to Court to

Court, upon the application of either party, that the matter in dispute consists wholly or direct arbitration be- of matters of merc account which cannot conveniently be tried in the ordinary way, it shall be lawful fore trial.

Court, upon such application, if it think fit, to decide such matter in a Summary manner, or to that such matter, either wholly or in part, be referred to an Arbitrator appointed by the parties, or to cer of the Court, upon such terms as to costs and otherwise as such Court shall think reasonable; and cision or order of such Court, or the award or certificate of such Referee, shall be enforceable by the process as the finding of a Jury upon the matter referred.

. If it shall appear to the Court that the allowance or disallowance of any particular item or items in Special case may be account depends upon a question of Law fit to be decided by the Court, or upon a question of Fact fit stated, and question of

ecided by a Jury, or by the Court upon the consent of both parties as hereinbefore provided, it shall fact tried.

for such Court to direct a case to be stated, or an issue or issues to be tricd; and the decision of

upon

such case and the finding of the Jury or Court upon such issue or issues, shall be taken and

by the Arbitrator as conclusive.

Arbitrator may state

shall be lawful for the Arbitrator upon any compulsory reference as hercinbefore provided, or ference by consent of parties where the submission is or may be made a Rule of Court, if he special case. Et, and if it is not provided to the contrary, to state his Award, as to the whole or any part

the form of special case for the opinion of the Court, and when an Action is referred, Judgment,

may be entered according to the opinion of the Court.

apon the Trial of any issue of Fact by the Court, it shall appear to the Court that the questions Power to Court to Freon involve matter of account which cannot conveniently be tried before it, it shall be lawful for direct arbitration at discretion, to order that such matter of account be referred to an Arbitrator appointed by the time of Trial, when issues of fact are left to its decision. to an Officer of the Court, upon such terms as to costs, and otherwise, as such Court shall think e; and the award or certificate of such Referee shall have the same effect as hereinbefore provided award or certificate of a Referee before Trial; and it shall be competent for the Court to proceed d dispose of any other matter in question, not referred, in like manner as if no reference had been

1

2

Proceedings before

and power of such arbitrator.

Power to send back to arbitrator.

Application to aside the award.

ting same aside.

set

tion, Court may stay proceedings.

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VI. The proceedings upon any such Arbitration as aforesaid shall, except otherwise directed here! by the submission or document authorizing the Reference, be conducted in like manner, and subject! same rules and enactments, as to the power of the Arbitrator, and of the Court, the attendance of with. the production of documents, enforcing or setting aside the award, and otherwise, as upon a Reference: by consent under a Rule of Court or Judge's order.

VII. In any case where reference shall be made to Arbitration as aforesaid, the Court shall have at any time, and from time to time, to remit the matters referred, or any or either of them, to the re deration and redetermination of the said Arbitrator, upon such Terms, as to costs and otherwise, as t said Court may seem proper.

VIII. All applications to set aside any award made on a compulsory Reference herein before pro- for, shall and may be made within the first Seven Days of the Term next following the Publication award to the parties, whether made in Vacation or Term; and if no such application is made, or if no granted thereon, or if any rule granted thereon is afterwards discharged, such award shall be final bety the parties. Enforcing award IX. Any award made on a compulsory Reference herein before provided for, by the Authority of within period for set- Court, on such terms as to it may seem reasonable, may be enforced at any time after Seven Days from

time of publication, notwithstanding that the time for moving to set it aside has not elapsed. If action commenced X. Whenever the parties to any deed or instrument in writing to be hereafter made or execute? by one party after all have agreed to arbitra- any of them, shall agree that any then existing or future differences between them or any of them sl referred to arbitration, and any one or more of the parties so agreeing, or any person or persons cla through or under him or them, shall nevertheless commence any action at law or suit in equity against other party or parties, or any of them, or against any person or persons claiming through or under h them in respect of the matters so agreed to be referred, or any of them, it shall be lawful for the Cour application by the defendant or defendants, or any of them, after appearance and before Plea or an upon being satisfied that no sufficient reason exists why such matters cannot be or ought not to be ref to Arbitration according to such agreement as aforesaid, and that the defendant was at the time of: bringing of such action or suit, and still is, ready and willing to join and concur in all acts necessary : proper for causing such matters so to be decided by arbitration, to make a Rule or Order staying all ceedings in such action or suit, on such terms as to costs and otherwise as to such Court may seem Provided always, that any such Rule or Order may at any time afterwards be discharged or varied as just may require.

On failure of parties XI. If, in any case of Arbitration, the document authorizing the reference provide that the Refert or arbitrators, Court shall be to a single Arbitrator, and all the parties do not, after differences have arisen, concur in the app may appoint single ment of an Arbitrator; or if any appointed Arbitrator refuse to act, or become incapable of acting, or d arbitrator or umpire. and the terms of such document do not shew that it was intended that such vacancy should not be supp!

and the parties do not concur in appointing a new one; or if, where the parties or two Arbitrators are liberty to appoint an Umpire or third Arbitrator, such parties or arbitrators do not appoint an Umpir third Arbitrator; or if any appointed Umpire or third Arbitrator refuse to act, or become incapable of act or die, and the terms of the document authorizing the reference do not shew that it was intended that a vacancy should not be supplied, and the parties or arbitrators respectively do not appoint a new one; in every such instance, any party may serve the remaining parties or the arbitrators, as the case may be, a written notice to appoint an Arbitrator, Umpire, or third Arbitrator respectively; and if within Seven Days after such notice shall have been served, no Arbitrator, Umpire, or third Arbitrator be appointe shall be lawful for the Court, upon summons to be taken out by the party having served such notice aforesaid, to appoint an Arbitrator, Umpire, or third Arbitrator, as the case may be, and such Arbitra: Umpire, and third Arbitrator respectively shall have the like power to act in the Reference and make Award as if he had been appointed by consent of all parties.

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When reference is XII. When the reference is, or is intended to be, to two Arbitrators, one appointed by each party, to two arbitrators, and shall be lawful for either party, in the case of the death, refusal to act, or incapacity of any Arbitra one party fail to ap-appointed by him, to substitute a new Arbitrator, unless the document authorizing the reference show the point, other party may it was intended that the vacancy should not be supplied; and if on such a reference one party fail to app appoint arbitrator to act alone.

an Arbitrator, either originally or by way of substitution as aforesaid, for Seven clear Days after the ot party shall have appointed an Arbitrator, and shall have served the party so failing to appoint with notice. writing to make the appointment, the party who has appointed an Arbitrator may appoint such Arbitrator act as sole Arbitrator in the reference, and an Award made by him shall be binding on both parties, as ifly (omitt appointment had been by consent; provided, however, that the Court may revoke such appointment, on su terms as shall seem just.

Two arbitrators may appoint umpire.

XIII. When the reference is to two Arbitrators, and the terms of the document authorizing it do show that it was intended that there should not be an Umpire, or provide otherwise for the appointment an Umpire, the two, Arbitrators may appoint an Umpire at any time within the period during which the have power to make an Award, unless they be called upon by notice as aforesaid to make the appointmen

sooner.

Award to be made XIV. The Arbitrator acting under any such document or compulsory order of reference as aforesa in three months, unless or under any order referring the award back, shall make his award under his hand, and (unless su parties or Court en document or order respectively shall contain a different limit of time) within three months after he s large time.

have been appointed, and shall have entered on the reference, or shall have been called upon to act by notice in writing from any party; but the parties may by consent in writing enlarge the term for making t award; and it shall be lawful for the Court for good cause to be stated in the rule or order for enlargeme from time to time to enlarge the term for making the award; and if no period be stated for the enlargeme in such consent or order for enlargement, it shall be deemed to be an enlargement for one month; and any case where an Umpire shall have been appointed, it shall be lawful for him to enter on the reference lieu of the Arbitrators, if the latter shall have allowed their time or their extended time to expire witho making an award, or shall have delivered to any party, or to the Umpire, a notice in writing stating that they cannot agree.

Rule to deliver pos-

XV. When any award made on any such submission, document, or order of reference as aforesai session of land pursu- directs that possession of any lands or tenements capable of being the subject of an Action of Ejectme ant to award, to be shall be delivered to any party, either forthwith or at any future time, or that any such party is entitled enforced as a judgment the possession of any such lands or tenements, it shall be lawful for the Court to order any party to t in Ejectment.

reference who shall be in possession of any such lands or tenements, or any person in possession of the same claiming under or put in possession by him since the making of the document authorizing the referenc to deliver possession of the same to the party entitled thereto, pursuant to the award, and such rule or ord to deliver possession shall have the effect of a judgment in ejectment against every such party or pers named in it, and execution may issue, and possession shall be delivered by the Sheriff as on a judgment in ejectment.

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VI. Every agreement or submission to Arbitration by consent, whether by deed or instrument in

not under seal, may be made a rule of Court, on the application of any party thereto, unless such mission bent or submission contain words purporting that the parties intend that it should not be made a rule may be made rule of

art.

Trial.

Agreement or sub- in writing

Court, unless a contra- ry intention appear.

Power to adjourn trial.

XVII. It shall be lawful for the Court, at the trial of any cause where it may deem it right for the e of justice, to order an adjournment for such time, and subject to such terms and conditions as to costs, therwise, as the said Court may think fit. XVIII. If any person, not being a native of China, called as a witness, or required or desiring to make Affirmation instead lavit or deposition, shall refuse, or be unwilling from alleged conscientious motives, to be sworn, it of oath in certain be lawful for the Court or other presiding officer, or person qualified to take affidavits or depositions, cases. being satisfied of the sincerity of such objection, to permit such person, instead of being sworn, to

is or her solemn affirmation or declaration in the words following ;--videlicet.

I. A. B., do solemnly, sincerely, and truly affirm and declare, that the taking of any Oath is, according "to my religious belief, unlawful; and I do solemnly, sincerely, and truly affirm and declare, &c.' h solemn affirmation and declaration shall be of the same force and effect as if such person had taken an in the usual form.

XIX. If any person, being a native of China, called as a witness, or required or desiring to make an

Statement instead of

it or deposition, shall refuse or be unwilling to be sworn, it shall be lawful for the Court or other oath by Chinese. ling Officer, or person qualified to take affidavits or depositions, if it or he shall think fit, after having cautioned or caused to be cautioned him or her to speak the truth, to permit such person, instead of sworn, to make his or her statement, which statement shall be of the same force and effect as if such n had taken an oath in the usual form.

XX. If any person, not being a native of China, making such solemn affirmation or declaration, or if Persons making a person, being a native of China, making such statement, shall wilfully, falsely and corruptly affirm, declare,

false affirmation or te any matter or thing which, if the same had been sworn in the usual form, would have amounted to same punishment as statement, subject to and corrupt Perjury, every such person so offending shall incur the same penalties as by the Laws and for perjury. hances of this Colony are or may be enacted or provided against persons convicted of wilful and corrupt

ry.

Witnesses.

witness.

XXI. A party producing a witness shall not be allowed to impeach his credit by general evidence of How far a party aracter, but he may, in case the witness shall in the opinion of the Court prove adverse, contradict may discredit his own by other evidence, or by leave of the Court prove that he has made at other times a statement sistent with his present testimony; but before such lastmentioned proof can be given, the circumstances supposed statement, sufficient to designate the particular occasion, must be mentioned to the witness, e must be

asked whether or not he has made such statement.

XXII. If a witness, Civil or Criminal, upon cross-examination as to a former statement made by him

Proof of contradic- of

se to the subject matter of the cause, and inconsistent with his present testimony, does not distinctly tory statements that he has made such statement, proof may be given that he did in fact make it; but before such adverse witness. * can be given, the circumstances of the supposed statement, sufficient to designate the particular

on, must be mentioned to the witness, and he must be asked whether or not he has made such

ment.

XXIII. A Witness may be cross-examined as to previous statements made by him in writing or reduced Cross-examination Friting, relative to the subject matter of the cause, without such writing being shown to him; but if it as to previous state- ended to contradict such witness by the writing, his attention must, before such contradictory proof can

ments in writing. sen, be called to those parts of the writing which are to be used for the purpose of so contradicting Provided always, that it shall be competent for the Court, at any time during the trial, to require the ction of the writing for its inspection, and the said Court may thereupon make such use of it for the ses of the trial as it shall think fit.

XXIV. A Witness in any cause may be questioned as to whether he has been convicted of any Felony Proof of previous demeanor, and, upon being so questioned, if he either denies the fact, or refuses to answer, it shall be conviction of a witness for the opposite party to prove such conviction; and a certificate containing the substance and effect may be given. mitting the formal part) of the indictment and conviction for such offence, purporting to be signed by erk of the Court, or other officer having the custody of the records of the Court where the offender victed, or by the deputy of such Clerk or officer, shall, upon proof of the identity of the person, be

at evidence of the said conviction, without proof of the signature or official character of the person ng to have signed the same.

XXV. It shall not be necessary to prove by the attesting witness any instrument to the validity of Attesting witness attestation is not requisite; and such instrument may be proved by admission, or otherwise, as if need not be called, ad been no attesting witness thereto.

except in certain cases.

AXVI.

Parison of a disputed writing with any writing proved to the satisfaction of the Court to be Comparison of dis e shall permitted to be made by witnesses; and such writings, and the evidence of witnesses puted writing. ing the same, may be submitted to the Court and Jury as evidence of the genuineness, or otherwise,

riting in dispute.

XVII. In every Rule Nisi for a new Trial, or to enter a verdict or nonsuit, the grounds upon which Grounds to be stated ule shall have been granted shall be shortly stated therein.

XVIII. When a new trial is granted on the ground that the verdict was against evidence, the cost Erst trial shall abide the event, unless the Court shall otherwise order..

Motions, &c.

in rule Nisi for new Trial.

Payment of costs upon new Trial on matter of fact.

Affidavits on new matter.

ANIX. Upon motions founded upon affidavits, it shall be lawful for either party, with leave of the to make affidavits in answer to the affidavits of the opposite party, upon any new matter arising out

affidavits, subject to all such rules as shall hereafter be made respecting such affidavits. XX. Upon the hearing of any motion or summons, it shall be lawful for the Court, at its discretion and Power to Court to

ch terms as it shall think reasonable, from time to time to order such documents as it Produced, and such witnesses it may think necessary to appear, and be examined rivd roce, either ach Court or before the Registrar, and upon hearing such evidence, or reading the report of such ar, to make such rule or order as may be just.

may

think fit

direct oval examina- tions of witnesses.

XXI. The Court may, by such Rule or Order, or any subsequent rule order, command the Proceedings before ce of the witnesses named therein, for the purpose of being examined, or the production of any and upon such exami-

or other documents to be mentioned in such rule or order; and such rule or order shall be proceeded nation.

the same manner, and shall have the same force and effect, as a rule of Court under an Act passed 1 W. 4, c. 22.

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in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled "An act to en Courts of Law to order the examination of Witnesses upon interrogatories or otherwise;" and it shall lawful for the Court or Registrar to adjourn the examination from time to time as occasion may require and the proceedings upon such examination shall be conducted and the depositions taken down, as nearly may be in the mode now in use with respect to the riva voce examination of witnesses under the said A of XXXII. Any party to any Civil action or other Civil proceeding in Court, requiring the affidavit o person who refuses to make an affidavit, may apply by summons for an order to such person to appear and examined upon oath before the Court or Registrar, to whom it may be most convenient to refer se examination, as to the matters concerning which he has refused to make an affidavit; and the Court may. it think fit, make such order for the attendance of such person before the person therein appointed to i such examination, for the purpose of being examined as aforesaid, and for the production of any writings documents to be mentioned in such order, and may thereupon impose such terms as to such examinatio and the costs of the application and proceedings therein, as it shall think just.

person who refuses to make an affidavit.

Discovery of docu-

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Proceedings upon XXXIII. Such order shall be proceeded upon in like manner as an Order made under the hereinbefer order for examination. mentioned Act passed in the First year of the Reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, and t examination thereon shall be conducted, and the depositions taken down and returned, as nearly as mayt in the mode now used on viva voce examinations under the said Act of Parliament.

XXXIV. Upon the application of either party to any cause or other civil proceeding in Court, upon : affidavit of such party of his belief that any document, to the production of which he is entitled for the pose of discovery or otherwise, is in the possession or power of the opposite party, it shall be lawful for the Court to order that the party against whom such application is made, or if such party is a Body Corporat that some officer to be named of such Body Corporate, shall answer on affidavit, stating what documents! or they has or have in his or their possession or power relating to the matters in dispute, or what he know, as to the custody they or any of them are in, and whether he or they objects or object (and if so on wh grounds,) to the production of such as are in his or their possession or power; and upon such affidavit beit made, the Court may make such further order thereon as shall be just.

Power to deliver XXXV. In all causes in Court, by order of the Court, the Plaintiff may with the declaration, and t- written interrogatories Defendant may with the plea, or either of them by leave of the Court may, at any other time, deliver to opposite party.

the opposite party or his attorney, (provided such party, if not a Body Corporate, would be liable to be call and examined as a witness upon such matter,) interrogatories in writing upon any matter as to which D). covery may be sought, and require such Party, or in the case of a Body Corporate any of the officers of su Body Corporate, within ten days to answer the questions in writing by affidavit, to be sworn and filed in the ordinary way; and any party or officer omitting, without just cause, sufficiently to answer all Questions & to which a Discovery may be sought within the above time, or such extended time as the Court shall alle shall be deemed to have committed a contempt of the Court, and shall be liable to be proceeded agains accordingly.

Affidavits by party XXXVI. The application for such order shall be made upon an affidavit of the party proposing to i proposing to interro-

terrogate, and his Attorney or agent, or in the case of a Body Corporate, of their attorney or agent, stati gate and his attorney. that the deponents or deponent believe or believes that the party proposing to interrogate, whether Plai or Defendant, will derive material benefit in the cause from the Discovery which he seeks, that there » good cause of Action or Defence upon the merits, and, if the application be made on the part of: Defendant, that the Discovery is not sought for the purpose of Delay; provided that where it shall happ from unavoidable circumstances, that the Plaintiff or Defendant cannot join in such Affidavit, the Co may, if it think fit, upon affidavit of such circumstances by which the Party is prevented from so joini:: therein, allow and order that the Interrogatories may be delivered without such affidavit.

Oral examination

allowed.

XXXVII. In case of Omission, without just cause, to answer sufficiently such written interrogatorio of parties, when to be it shall be lawful for the Court, at its Discretion, to direct an Oral examination of the interrogated par as to such point as they or he may direct, before the Court or Registrar; and the Court may, by sưch Ru or order, or any subsequent Rule or order, command the attendance of such party, or parties before t person appointed to take such examination, for the purpose of being orally examined as aforesaid, or ti production of any writings or other documents to be mentioned in such Rule or Order, and may impor therein such terms as to such examination, and the costs of the application, and of the proceedings there and otherwise, as to such Court shall seem just.

Proceedings upon such rule or order.

trar's office.

XXXVIII. Such Rule or Order shall have the same force and effect, and may be proceeded upon like manner, as an order made under the said hereinbefore mentioned Act passed in the First Year of t Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth.

Depositions upon XXXIX. Whenever, by virtue of this Ordinance, an examination of any witness or witnesses has be such examination to taken before the Court or before the Registrar, the depositions taken down by such examiner shall b be returned to Regis- returned to and kept in the Registrar's office of the Court; and office copies of such depositions may-

given out, and the depositions may be otherwise used, in the same manner as in the case of depositie taken under the hereinbefore mentioned Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majes King William the Fourth.

L W. 4, c. 22.

Examiner to make report to the Court.

The costs of rule

XL. It shall be lawful for the Registrar named in any such rule or order as aforesaid for taking o aminations under this Ordinance, and he is hereby required to make, if need be, a special report to the Co touching such examination, and the conduct or absence of any witness or other person thereon or relati thereto; and the Court is hereby authorized to institute such proceedings and make such order and ord upon such Report as justice may require, and as may be instituted and made in any case of contempt

of t Court.

XLI. The costs of every application for any Rule or Order to be made for the examination and examination to be witnesses by virtue of this Ordinance, and of the Rule or Order and proceedings thereon, shall be in the d in discretion of the cretion of the Court.,

Jury.

Court.

nesses.

Inspection by jury, XLII. Either party shall be at liberty to apply to the Court or Judge for a Rule or Order for !! by parties, or by wit-inspection by the Jury or by himself or by his witnesses, of any real or personal property, the inspection

which may

be material to the proper determination of the question in dispute; and it shall be lawful for t Court, if it think fit, to make such rule or order upon such terms as to costs and otherwise as such Co may direct. Rule or order for XLIII. It shall be lawful for the Court to make such Rules or Orders upon the Sheriff or other pers summoning jury. as may be necessary to procure the attendance of a Special or Common Jury for the trial of any cause

matter depending in such Court, at such time and place and in such manner as the said Court

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Revivor. XLIV. With respect to proceedings for the revival of judgments and other proceedings by and aga persons not parties to the record, it shall be lawful that during the lives of the parties to a judgment.

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e of them during whose lives execution may at present issue within a year and a day, without a scire 18, and within six years from the recovery of the judgment, execution may issue without a revival of the

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XIV. In cases where it shall become necessary to revive a judgment by reason either of lapse of time of a change by death or otherwise of the parties entitled or liable to execution, the party alleging himself revived by suggestion. re entitled to execution may either sue out a Writ of Revivor in the form hereinafter mentioned, or apply Court for leave to enter a suggestion upon the roll to the effect that it manifestly appears to the art that such party is entitled to have execution of the judgment and to issue execution thereupon, such ve to be granted by the Court upon a rule to shew cause, and which rule may be in the form to this dinance annexed marked A.

XLVI. Upon such application, in case it manifestly appears that the party making the same is entitled Application for sug- :: execution, the Court shall allow such suggestion as aforesaid to be entered in the form to this Ordinance gestion.

nexed marked B, and execution to issue thereupon, and shall order whether or not the costs of such nication shall be paid to the party making the same, and in case it does not manifestly so appear, the art shall discharge the rule with or without costs: Provided nevertheless, that in such last mentioned e. the party making such application shall be at liberty to proceed by Writ of Revivor or Action upon the gnient.

Writ of Revivor,

under.

XLVII. The Writ of Revivor shall be directed to the party called upon to show cause why execution ould not be awarded, and shall bear teste on the day of its issuing; and after reciting the reason why such and proceedings there- it has become necessary, it shall call upon the party to whom it is directed to appear within eight days Her service thereof in the Supreme Court, to shew cause why the party at whose instance such writ has en issued should not have execution against the party to whom such writ is directed, and it shall give ice that, in default of appearance, the party issuing such writ may proceed to execution; and such writ ray be in the form C, to this Ordinance annexed, and may be served and otherwise proceeded upon, whether Term or Vacation, in the same manner as a Writ of Sumnions, and the pleadings and proceedings upon sch writ and the rights of the parties respectively to costs shall be the same as in an ordinary action.

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XLVIII. All writs of scire facias issued out of the Supreme Court against bail on a recognizance; zainst members of a joint stock company or other body, upon a judgment recorded against a public Scer or other person sued as representing such company or body, or against such company or body itself; by or against a husband to have execution of judgment for or against a wife; for restitution after reversal : appeal; upon suggestion of further breaches after judgment for any penal sum, pursuant to the Statute sed in the Session of Parliament held in the Eighth and Ninth years of the Reign of His late Majesty ag William the Third, entitled "An Act for the better preventing frivolous and vexatious suits" shall be tested, directed, and proceeded upon; in like manner as Writs of Revivor.

XLIX. Notice in writing to the Plaintiff, his attorney or agent, shall be sufficient appearance to a Writ Revivor.

J

L. A Writ of Revivor to revive a judgment less than ten years old shall be allowed without -ler; if more than ten years old, not without a rule of Court or Judge's order; nor if more than fifteen, any rule or hout a rule to show cause.

Judgment Debtors.

Writs of Scire facias.

Notice.

Writ of Revivor how procured.

of

judgment debtor as to Examination

debts due to him.

LI. It shall be lawful for any Creditor who has obtained a judgment in the Supreme Court, to apply to : said Court for a rule or order that the judgment Debtor should be orally examined as to any and what bts are owing him, before the Registrar of the said Court, or such other person as the said Court shall point; and the said Court shall make such rule or order for the examination of such judgment Debtor, and the production of any books or documents, and the Examination shall be conducted in the same manner, e in the case of an oral examination of an opposite party before the Registrar under this Ordinance.

LII. It shall be lawful for the said Court, upon the ex-parte application of such judgment Creditor, Court may order her before or after such oral examination, and upon affidavit by himself or his Attorney stating that an attachment of debts. gment had been recovered, and that it is still unsatisfied, and to what amount, and that any other person debted to the Judgment Debtor, and is within the jurisdiction of the Court, to order that all debts ng or accruing from such third person (hereinafter called Garnishee) to the judgment debtor, shall be ched to answer the judgment debt; and by the same, on any subsequent order, it may be ordered that Garnishee shall appear before the Court or Registrar, as the Court shall appoint, to shew cause why he ld not pay the judgment Creditor the debt due from him to the judgment Debtor, or so much thereof as y be sufficient to satisfy the judgment debt.

may order

ment to bind debts.

Order for attach-

Proceedings to levy amount due from garnishee to judgment

debtor.

LIII. Service of an order that debts due or accruing to the Judgment Debtor shall be attached, on se thereof to the Garnishee, in such manner as the Court shall direct, shall bind such debts in his hands, LIV, If the Garnishee does not forthwith pay into Court the amount due from him to the judgment Obtor, or an amount equal to the judgment debt, and does not dispute the debt due or claimed to be due

a him to the judgment Debtor, or if he does not appear upon Summing, then this Court cution to issue, and it may be sued forth accordingly, without any unt due from such garnishee towards satisfaction of the judgment:

rit or process, to levy the LV. If the Garnishee disputes his liability, the Court, instead of making an order that execution shall

may order that the judgment Creditor shall be at liberty to proceed against the Garnishee by writ, judgment creditor to kg upon him to shew cause why there should not be execution against him for the alleged debt, or for sue garnishee.

mount due to the judgment Debtor, if less than the judgment debt, and for cost of suit; and the edings on such suit shall be the same, as nearly as may be, as upon a Writ of Revivor. LVI. Payment made by or execution levied upon the Garnishee under any such proceeding as said shall be a valid discharge to him as against the judgment Debtor to the amount paid or levied, ed. ugh such proceeding may be set aside or the judgment reversed.

LVII. There shall be kept in the Registrar's office a Debt Attachment Book, and in such book entries

Court may allow

Garnishee discharg-

Attachment book to

• be made of the attachment and proceedings thereon, with names, dates, and statements of the amount be kept by the Re- ered and otherwise; and copies of any entries made therein may be taken by any person, upon cation to the Registrar.

gistrar.

Costs of application.

LVIII. The costs of any application for an attachment of debt under this Ordinance, and of any ceedings arising from or incidental to such application, shall be in the discretion of the Court.

LIX. The Plaintiff in any action, (except Replevin and Ejectment) may endorse upon the writ and to be served, a notice that the Plaintiff intends to claim a writ of Mandamus, and the Plaintiff may formance of duties.

upon claim in the Declaration, either together with any other demand which may now be enforced in action, or separately, a writ of Mandamus commanding the defendant to fulfil any duty in the fulfilment ich the Plaintiff is personally interested.

Action for Manda- mus to enforce the per-

X. The declaration in such action shall set forth sufficient grounds upon which such claim is founded, Declaration in ag- set forth that the Plaintiff is personally interested therein; and that he sustains or may sustain tion for Mandamus.

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damage by the non-performance of such duty, and that performance thereof has been demanded by him as refused or neglected.

LXI. The pleadings and other proceedings in any action in which a writ of Mandamus is claimed sh claim for Mandamus. be the same in all respects, as nearly as may be, and costs shall be recoverable by either party, as in

ordinary action for the recovery of damages.

Judgment and ex- ecution.

Form of Peremp- tory writ.

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LXII. In case judgment shall be given to the Plaintiff that a Mandamus do issue, it shall be lawful fe the Court, if it shall see fit, besides issuing execution in the ordinary way for the costs and damages, also issue a peremptory writ of Mandamus to the defendant, commanding him forthwith to perform the duty t be enforced.

terms.

LXIII. The writ need not recite the declaration or other proceedings, or the matter therein stated, but shall simply command the performance of the duty, and in other respects shall be in the form of an ordinary writ of execution, except that it shall be directed to the party and not to the Sheriff, and may be issued Term or Vacation and returnable forthwith; and no Return thereto, except that of compliance, shall b allowed, but time to return it may, upon sufficient grounds, be allowed by the Court, either with or without

Effect of writ of LXIV. The Writ of Mandamus so issued as aforesaid shall have the same force and effect as a Mandamus and pro- peremptory writ of Mandamus, and in case of disobedience, may be enforced by attachment. ceedings to enforce it. LXV. The Court may, upon application by the Plaintiff, besides or instead of proceeding against the Court may order disobedient party by attachment, direct that the act required to be done may be done by the Plaintiff, or the expense of the some other person appointed by the Court, at the expense of the Defendant; and upon the act being done, the amount of such expense may be ascertained by the Court, either by writ of Inquiry or reference to the Registrar, as the Court may order; and the Court may order payment of the amount of such expenses and costs, and enforce payment thereof by execution.

the act to be done at

defendant.

Delivery of specific chattels,

Claim of writ of Injunction.

l'orm of writ of

LXVI. The Court shall have power, if it see fit so to do, upon the application of the Plaintiff in any action for the detention of any chattel, to order that execution shall issue for the return of the chatte! detained, without giving the defendant the option of retaining such chattel upon paying the value assessed, or otherwise agreed upon, and that if the said chattel cannot be found, and unless the Court should other wise order, the sheriff shall distrain the defendant by all his lands and chattels till the defendant render such chattel, or, at the option of the Plaintiff, that he cause to be made of the defendant's goods the assessed value of such chattel; provided that the Plaintiff shall, either by the same or a separate writ of execution, be entitled to have made of the defendant's goods the damages, costs, and interest in such action.

Injunction.

LXVII. In all cases of breach of contract or other injury, where the party injured is entitled to maintain and has brought an action, he may, in like case and manner as herein before provided with respect to Mandamus, claim a writ of Injunction against the repetition or continuance of such breach of contract of other injury, or the committal of any breach of contract or injury of a like kind, arising out of the sam contract, or relating to the same property or right, and he may also in the same action include a claim fur damages or other redress. ·

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LXVIII. The Writ of Summons in such action shall be in the same form as the writ of summons in an summons and endorse- personal action, but on every such writ and copy thereof there shall be endorsed a notice, that in default

appearance the Plaintiff may, besides proceeding to judgment and execution for damages and costs, appa for and obtain a writ of injunction.

ment thereon.

Form of proceedings and of judgment.

LXIX. The proceedings in such action shall be the same, as nearly as may be, and subject to the like control, as the proceedings in an action to obtain a Mandamus under the provisions hereinbefore contained: and in such action judgment may be given that the writ of injunction do or do not issue, as justice may require; and in case of disobedience, such writ of injunction may be enforced by attachment by the Court.

Writ of injunction LXX. It shall be lawful for the plaintiff, at any time after the commencement of the action, and whether may be applied for at before or after judgment, to apply ex parte to the Court for a writ of injunction to restrain the defendant in any stage of the cause, such action from the repetition or continuance of the wrongful act or breach of contract complained of, or the committal of any breach of contract or injury of a like kind, arising out of the same contract, or relating to the same property or right; and such writ may be granted or denied by the Court upon such terms as to the duration of the writ, keeping an account, giving security, or otherwise, as to such Court shall seem reasonable and just; and in case of disobedience, such writ may be enforced by attachment by the Court.

defence

Equitable may be pleaded.

Equitable after judgment.

defence

Equitable replica-

tion.

Court may strike

LXXI. It shall be lawful for the defendant or plaintiff in any cause in Court in which, if judgment were obtained, he would be entitled to Relief against such judgment on equitable grounds, to plead the facts which entitle him to such relief by way of defence, and the Court is hereby empowered to receive such defence by way of Plea;. provided that such Plea shall begin with the words For defence on equitable grounds," or words to the like effect.

LXXII. Any such matter which, if it arose before or during the time for pleading, would be an answer to the action by way of Plea, may, if it arise after the lapse of the period during which it could be pleaded, be set up by way of audita querela.

LXXIII. The Plaintiff may reply, in answer to any plea of the defendant, Facts which avoid such plea upon equitable grounds; provided that such Replication shall begin with the words "For replication on equitable grounds," or words to the like effect.

LXXIV. Provided always, that in case it shall appear to the Court, that any such equitable plea of on equitable plca or equitable replication cannot be dealt with by a Court of Law so as to do justice between the parties, it shall replication.

be lawful for such Court to order the same to be struck out on such terms as to costs and otherwise as to such Court may seem reasonable. *

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False evidence.

LXXV. In case of any action founded upon a bill of exchange or other negotiable instrument, it shal be lawful for the Court to order that the loss of such instrument shall not be set up, provided an indemnity is given, to the satisfaction of the Court or Registrar, against the claims of any other person upon such negotiable instrument.

LXXVI. The Court may, upon summary application by rule or order, exercise such and the like jurisdiction as may, under the provisions of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the Fifty-third the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled an "Act to limit the Responsibility of Ship Owners in certain cases, de exercised by any Court of Equity.

LXXVII. Any person who shall upon any examination upon oath or affirmation, or statement, or in any affidavit in proceedings under this Ordinance, wilfully and corruptly give false evidence, or wilfully an corruptly swear or affirm any thing which shall be false, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to the penalties of wilful and corrupt Perjury..

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VIII. With respect to judgment by Default and the mode of ascertaining the amount to be reco-Rule to compute abo-

apon, be it further enacted and ordained, that no Rule to compute shall be necessary or used; actions where the Plaintiff seeks to recover a debt or liquidate demand in money, judgment by fault for liquidated De- Judgment by De-

mands final.

be final. IX. In actions in which it shall appear to the Court that the amount of Damages sought to be Inquiry of Dama- by the Plaintiff is substantially a matter of calculation, it shall not be necessary to issue a Writ of ges may be directed the Court may direct that the amount, for which final judgment is to be signed, shall be ascer- to take place before

the Registrar. the Registrar of the Supreme Court; and the attendance of Witnesses and the production of Docu- re such Registrar may be compelled by subpœna, in the same manner as before a Jury upon a iry; and it shall be lawful for such Registrar to adjourn the Inquiry from time to time, as occa- quire; and the Registrar shall endorse upon the Rule or Order for referring the amount of Da- in the amount found by him, and shall deliver the Rule or Order, with such Endorsement, to the and such and the like proceedings may thereupon be had as to Taxation of Costs, signing Judg- otherwise, as upon the Finding of a Jury upon a Writ of Inquiry.

AX. In all actions where the Plaintiff recovers a sum of Money, the amount to which he is entitled warded to him by the Judgment generally, without any distinction being therein made as to whether

is recovered by way of a Debt or Damages.

Judgment for Mo- ney Demands without distinction between Debt and Damages.

XXI. Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall in any way affect the Provisions of a certain Act of Saving as to certain passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Eighth and Ninth Years of the Reign of His Provisions of 8 & 9 King William the Third, intituled "An Act for the better preventing frivolous and vexatious Suits," W. 3, c. 11. Assignment or Suggestion of Breaches, or as to Judgment for a penalty as a Security for Damages

t of further Breaches.

Abatement.

XXII. With respect to the effect of Death, Marriage, Bankruptcy, or Insolvency upon the proceed- Action not to abate

action; be it further enacted and ordained, that the death of a Plaintiff or Defendant shall not cause by death. to abate, but it may be continued as hereinafter mentioned.

or Defen-

dants.

In case of sole Plain

XXIII. If there be two or more Plaintiffs or Defendants, and one or more of them should die, if the In case of death of action survive to the remaining Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, or against the remaining Defendant or one or more of several ts, the action shall not thereby abate; but such death being suggested on the record, the action Plaintiffs ted at the suit of the remaining Plaintiff or Plaintiffs against the remaining Defendant or Defendants. XXIV. In the case of the Death of a sole Plaintiff or sole remaining Plaintiff, the legal representa-

ch Plaintiff may, by leave of the Court, enter a suggestion of the death, and that he is such legal tiff. ative, and the action shall thereupon proceed; and, if such suggestion be made before the trial, of such suggestion, shall be tried thereat, together with the title of the dead Plaintiff, and such shall follow upon the verdict in favor of or against the person making such suggestion, as if such sire originally the Plaintiff.

fendant.

XXV, In case of the Death of a sole Defendant or sole remaining Defendant, where the action survives, Upon death of sole ff may make a suggestion, either in any of the pleadings, if the cause has not arrived at issue, or or sole surviving De- of the issue, if it has so arrived, of the death, and that a person therein named is the executor or ator of the deceased; and may thereupon serve such executor or administrator with a copy of the suggestion, and with a notice, signed by the Plaintiff or his attorney, requiring such executor or rator to appear within eight days after service of the notice, inclusive of the day of such service, in default of his so doing the Plaintiff may sign judgment against him as such executor or adminis- and the same proceedings may ensue in case of non-appearance after such notice as upon a writ such executor or administrator in respect of the cause for which the action was brought; and in

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tation and taken place before the death, the suggestion shall form part of the declaration, and

suggestion may be served together, and the new Defendant shall plead thereto at the *2; and in case the Plaintiff shall have declared, but the Defendant shall not have pleaded, before the new Defendant shall plead at the same time to the declaration and suggestion; and in case dant shall have pleaded before the death, the new Defendant shall be at liberty to plead to the , only by way of denial, or such plea as may be appropriate to or rendered necessary by his of executor or administrator, unless by leave of the Court he should be permitted to plead fresh answer to the declaration; and in case the Defendant shall have pleaded before the death, but the shall not have arrived at issue, the new Defendant, besides pleading to the suggestion, shall the pleadings to issue in the same manner as the deceased might have done, and the pleadings declaration and upon the suggestion shall be tried together; and in case the Plaintiff shall recover, be entitled to the like judgment in respect of the debt or sum sought to be recovered, and in the costs prior to the suggestion, and in respect of the costs of the suggestion, and subsequent e shall be entitled to the like judgment as in an action originally commenced against the executor

strator.

XXVI. The Death of either party between verdict and judgment, shall not hereafter be alleged for **such judgment be entered within two terms after such verdict.

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AXVII. If the Plaintiff in any action happen to die after an interlocutory judgment and before sment obtained therein, the action shall not thereby abate, if it might be originally prosecuted or 3 by the executor or administrator of such Plaintiff; and if the Defendant die after such inter- judgment and before a final judgment obtained therein, the action shall not thereby abate if it riginally prosecuted or maintained against the executor or administrator of such Defendant; and for, if he be dead after such interlocutory judgment, his executors or administrators, may have a vivor in the form C to this Ordinance annexed, or to the like effect, against the Defendant, if t such interlocutory judgment, or if he be dead, then against his executors or administrators, to why damages in such action should not be assessed and recovered by him or them; and if such this executors or administrators shall appear at the return of such writ, and not shew or allege sufficient to arrest the final judgment, or shall make default, a writ of inquiry of damages thereupon awarded, or the amount for which final judgment is to be signed, shall be referred to the er other officer of the Supreme Court as hereinbefore provided; and upon the return of the writ, of the order with the amount endorsed thereon to the Plaintiff, his executors or administrators, final shall be given for the said Plaintiff, his executors or administrators, prosecuting such writ

gainst such Defendant, his executors or administrators, respectively.

Death between verdict and judgment.

In case of death after interlocutory and before final judgment.

Marriage. not to

XVIII. The Marriage of a woman Plaintiff or Defendant shall not cause the action to abate, but may nothwithstanding be proceeded with to judgment; and such judgment may be executed against abate action. alone, or by suggestion or writ of revivor pursuant to this Ordinance, judgment may be obtained

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against the Husband and Wife, and execution issue thereon; and in case of a judgment for the Wit tion may be issued thereupon by the authority of the Husband without any writ of revivor or gu and if in any such action the Wife shall sue or defend by attorney appointed by her when sole, such shall have authority to continue the action or defence, unless such authority be countermanded Husband and the attorney changed according to the practice of the Court:

Bankruptcy or In- LXXXIX. The Bankruptcy or Insolvency of the Plaintiff in any action which the assignees maintain for the benefit of the creditors, shall not be pleaded in bar to such action unless the assigne decline to continue and give security for the costs thereof upon an order of the Court to be obta that purpose within such reasonable time as the Court may order, but the proceedings may be sta such election is made; and in case the assignees neglect or refuse to continue the action, and security within the time limited by the order, the Defendant may, within eight days after such f refusal, plead the bankruptcy or insolvency.

To compel continu- XC. Where an action would, but for the provisions of this ordinance, abate by reason of the ¿ ance or abandonment either party, the defendant, or person against whom the action may be so continued, may apply by st of action in case of death.

to compel the personal representatives of the Plaintiff to proceed within such time as the Court shall and in default of such proceeding, the Defendant shall be entitled to enter a suggestion of such del.. of the representative character of the person by or against whom the action may be proceeded with, : case may be, and to have judgment for the costs of the action and suggestion against the Plaintiff, or 2 the person entitled to proceed in his room, as the case may be, and in the latter case to be levied goods of the testator or intestate.

Claimant in second

Ejectment.

XCI. If any person shall bring an action of Ejectment after a prior action of ejectment for the ejectment for same premises has been or shall have been unsuccessfully brought by such person, or by any person thro premises against same under whom he claims, against the same defendant, or against any person through or under whom he d defendant may be or- dered to give security

the Court may, if it think fit, on the application of the defendant at any time after such defenda for costs.

appeared to the writ, order that the Plaintiff shall give to the defendant security for the payment a defendant's costs, and that all further proceedings in the cause shall be stayed until such security be whether the prior action has been or shall have been disposed of by discontinuance or by nonsuit, judgment for the Defendant.

Amendments.

Amendments.

XCII. It shall be lawful for the Court at all times to amend all defects and errors in any procee under this Ordinance, whether there is anything in writing to amend by or not, and whether the def error be that of the party applying to amend or not; and all such amendments may be made with or wi cost, and upon such terms as to the Court may seem fit; and all such amendments as may be nece for the purpose of determining in the existing suit the real question in controversy between the parties. be so made, if duly applied for.

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A.

Form of Rule or Summons where a judgment Creditor applies for execution against a judgment Debtor. (Formal parts as at present.)

C. D. show cause why A. B. (or as the case may be) should not be at liberty to enter a suggestion upon in an action wherein the said A. B. was Plaintiff and the said C. D. was Defendant and wherein the said obtained judgment for

against the said C. D. on the

day of

that it mani appears to the Court that the said A. B. is entitled to have execution of the said judgment and to issue exra thereupon, and why the said C. D. should not pay to the said A. B. the costs of this application to be taxed.

(Note) The above form may be modified according to circumstances.

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Form of Suggestion that a judgment Creditor is entitled to execution against the judgment Debtor. And now on the

day of

it is suggested and manifestly appears to the Court that thesaid A (or C. D. as executor of the last will and of testament of the said A. B. deceased, or as the case may be) is en! to have execution of the judgment aforesaid against the said E. F. (or against G. H. as executor of the last will testament of the said E. F., or as the case may be.) Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said A..B. (or() as such executor as aforesaid, or as the case may be) ought to have execution of the said judgment against the said !. (or against G. H. as such executor as aforesaid, or as the case may be.)

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Victoria, by the Grace of God, &c., to E. F. of

greeting:

We command you, that within eight days after the service of this writ upon you, inclusive of the day of service, you appear in the Supreme Court of Hongkong to shew cause why A. B. (or C. D. as executor of the t will and testament of the said A. B. deceased, or as the case may be) should not have execution against you (if a a representative, here state such capacity, as the case may be) of a judgment whereby the said A. B. (or as the case be) on the day of

in the said Court recovered against you (or as the case may be)

and take notice that in default of your so doing, the said A. B. (or as the case may be) may proceed to execution.

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PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

I made the south point of the entrance to the port to be in lat. 23o 5′ 52′′ N., long. 120o 5′ E., var. 0° 33′ W., high water, full and change, 11h. 30m., rise of tide at springs about three feet, but very irregular.

By His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D.,

Commander in-Chief of the Colony of unite and form a channel through the mass of sandbanks fronting This port is the outlet of several small shallow streams which here- Governor and Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the the coast. This channel or port runs N.E. and S. W., and, taking me, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superin. the three fathom line as its boundary inside, is three quarters of a

dent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

mile long and only two cables broad, with 44 fathoms in the middle it is, therefore, necessary to moor N.W. and S.E. The bar has. Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Ma- twelve feet at low water springs. The deepest part is generally THE QUEEN, Conveyed through The Right Honorable marked by the natives with bamboos; but, as the channel is both John Russell, M.P., Principal Secretary of Statewide and straight and the bottom remarkably even, it is by no means. difficult of access for vessels of twelve or thirteen feet, at high water.. the Colonies, have been received, approving of and The Saracen sailed in with a draught of 13 ft. 2 in., but then the firming the two following Ordinances; namely:- sea was remarkably smooth, and I think that generally vessels. Ordinance No. 2 of 1855, entitled "An Ordinance to drawing over thirteen feet should not attempt to enter, particularly provide for and regulate Process in Actions at Law with any swell on. The tide from the bar inside sets fairly through the channel its greatest strength about a knot. Outside the bar, against Persons absent from the Colony;"

the flood sets to the northward, along the coast, the ebb to the southward; its strength varies in different positions, running with. much greater velocity off the West sand bar or the edge of the deep water than in the shoal water bight off Taï-wan, where it is occa- sionally variable in strength and direction.

And Ordinance No. 3 of 1855, entitled "An Ordinance to remove Doubts as to the Legality of the Jury List to be in force from the First Day of March, 1855, and for enabling the Sheriff to render Names with greater accu- racy in future Lists :"

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said two dinances have been so approved and confirmed as foresaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 29th Day of August, 1855.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

The following information has been printed by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, and is now lished by direction of His Excellency the Chief Su- rintendent of Trade in China, for the information of rsons visiting the coast of Formoza. Taiwan.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE. [No. 6.] CHINA.

Formozę

HARBOURS OF KOK-SI-KON AND TAKAU-KON, at the SOUTH-WEST end of taï-wan, or formoza.

Mr JOHN RICHARDS, Master Commanding H. M. Surveying

Vessel" Saracen.”

in the present dearth of information relating to the S.W. coast of Taï- or Ilha Formoza of the Portugueże, the following notes on the Har- of Kok-si-kon and Takau-kon, and some other well-determined tions, by Mr John Richards, commanding H.M.S. Saracen, will be xable to seamen. It will be seen that the longitudes bring the coast ten miles farther west than laid down in the Admiralty chart, taken alrymple from a Dutch original.]

Feb. 24th

1855-The wind failing at sunset, I anchored for the daylight next morning I dispatched an officer with the rpreter to obtain information, and from the report on his return barked a fisherman as pilot and entered the small harbour of

i-kon.

re we found sixteen sail of large junks, and as they occupied est part of the anchorage, we had to put up with an outsi

and imperfect shelter.

this part of Formoza is fronted by sandbanks elevated only or three feet above high water. They run in lines, generally el to the coast, from two cables to half a mile broad, and are red at every mile or so by narrow channels, depths varying from feet and under. There is no vegetation in sight from the etern sand bary the mainland of Formoza can only be seen in very at weather from it, and the whole intermediate space seems to be tricate mass of sand and mud banks and shallows, with occa- patches of sedge. These sandbanks are occupied by a few sherinen, whose miserable huts and bamboo rafts are the only ring features of this dreary scene.

Bert Kok-si-kon can only be distinguished by a stranger by three clumps of huts than can be found on any of the outer sand- and by the number of large junks generally at anchor inside. e Hill, to the southward, and the South Ponghu, or Pescadores to the westward, will be found useful marks to run in for the si-kon bears N. 21 W. thirty miles from Ape Hill, and 18. twenty-six miles from the South Pescadores [East ?]. * Dutch fort of Zelandia, built in 1684, is just in sight from

chorage; from which it bears S. 42o E, seven miles and a half, i

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Fresh water is procured from the town of Taï-wan-fu, and if a vessel should only require this article, she will do better by anchor- ing at once off the town, about three quarters of a mile from the shore; where, in 5 fathoms, with the old Dutch fort bearing N,E., she will find capital anchorage and good shelter, from December to March. During the rest of year chances of S.W. winds would render this position unsafe, and vessels should of course anchor farther out.

At the distance of a mile and three quarters N.W. of the old Dutch fort of Zelandia there is a large clump of trees on the outer sand bar.

The ruins of the fort are about two-thirds of a mile inside the sand, about sixty feet above the sea level, and the only conspicuous landmark in this neighbourhood; they can be seen eight or nino- miles from a ship's deck. The principal town of the island of Taï- wan-fu, Formosa, lies two miles S.E. from the Dutch fort, and large junks. trading to the place in the N.E. monsoon generally anchor off

the fort and send their cargoes by this route to the city.

Here the mainland of Formoza approaches within a mile of the sand bars fronting the coast, and, although it is generally marshy and flat, it is cultivated with rice, &c. The sand bars are also oc- casionally clothed with bushes and grass, and are densely populated by fishermen, who appear to be well fed and clothed and a happy and contented people. These fishermen pursue their vocation gene. rally in divisions under the direction of particular Chiefs, and their rafts hauled upon the beach, placed in tiers on their sides, form a feature in the appearance of the coast. Whenever we landed, we were treated with the greatest civility and deference, and our survey, ing marks although sometimes made of an article most tempting to them (white calico) were never in one case interfered with.

There is no remarkable feature in the coast until you are within eight miles of Ape Hill, where commence some low mud cliffs, and there is also a small piece of table land about a mile inland. The coast between the old Dutch fort and Ape Hill is nearly a straight line of beach, pierced by four small streams, navigable only for boats,

Ape Hill, called by the natives Ta-kau, bears S. 14o E. 22 miles from the Dutch fort. It appears like a truncated cone, on a North and South bearing. It is 1,035 feet high, sloping towards the land side, and appearing at a distance like an island. Its apex I made in lat. 22° 38′ 3′′ N., long. 120° 16′ 30′′ E. Four miles and a half N.E. of Ape Hill is another remarkable hill, which, from its resemblance to a huge whale sleeping on the water, I named "Whaleback." Then, N.N.E., twelve miles, there is a small triangular shaped hill and a large detached piece of table land, resembling a quoin on a North and South bearing. These are the only landmarks on this part of the coast (which is all very low), and of these Ape Hill is. the most useful, as standing out on the coast line. It is frequently seen distinctly when all the others are shrouded in mist.

This hill is one vast block of coral, and, although resembling the crater of a volcano in the peculiar form of its apex, I could not dis-- cover any traces of volcanic action. From its summit to the south- ward it descends in a gradual though somewhat rugged slope, and i terminates in a huge nearly level block of a mole-like appearance, which, jutting through the beach to seaward for about 300 yards, forms a sheltered anchorage for small vessels in the strength of the N.E. monsoon. This mole is separated from Ape Hill by a deep. chasm fifty fathoms wide, and within this is the little harbour of Ta-kou-kon.

The S.W. part of the mole (a steep cliff) I named Saracen Head. It bears S.S.E. thirty-four miles from West Point, and thirty-two miles from Gull Point, on the same line of bearings. It is in late 22° 36′ 15′′ N., long, 120° 16′ 41′′ E., var. 0° 34′ W.

The inlet of Ta-kau-kon has a narrow bar, of eleven feet depth at low water, extending from the South side of the entrance, curving to the NW. and N.N.W. in the direction of Ape Hill; but directly this is passed, the water deepens to four, six, and nine fathoms just. within the port.

The entrance, though narrow, is steep to and perfectly safe of approach, but unfortunately the anchorage within is so very con-

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

PROCLAMATION.

JOHN BOWRING.

I made the south point of the entrance to the port to be in lat. 23o 5′ 52′′ N., long. 120o 5′ E., var. 0° 33′ W., high water, full and change, 11h. 30m., rise of tide at springs about three feet, but very irregular.

By His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D.,

Commander in-Chief of the Colony of unite and form a channel through the mass of sandbanks fronting This port is the outlet of several small shallow streams which here- Governor and Hongkong and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the the coast. This channel or port runs N.E. and S. W., and, taking me, Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superin. the three fathom line as its boundary inside, is three quarters of a

dent of the Trade of British Subjects in China.

mile long and only two cables broad, with 44 fathoms in the middle it is, therefore, necessary to moor N.W. and S.E. The bar has. Whereas the Commands of Her Most Gracious Ma- twelve feet at low water springs. The deepest part is generally THE QUEEN, Conveyed through The Right Honorable marked by the natives with bamboos; but, as the channel is both John Russell, M.P., Principal Secretary of Statewide and straight and the bottom remarkably even, it is by no means. difficult of access for vessels of twelve or thirteen feet, at high water.. the Colonies, have been received, approving of and The Saracen sailed in with a draught of 13 ft. 2 in., but then the firming the two following Ordinances; namely:- sea was remarkably smooth, and I think that generally vessels. Ordinance No. 2 of 1855, entitled "An Ordinance to drawing over thirteen feet should not attempt to enter, particularly provide for and regulate Process in Actions at Law with any swell on. The tide from the bar inside sets fairly through the channel its greatest strength about a knot. Outside the bar, against Persons absent from the Colony;"

the flood sets to the northward, along the coast, the ebb to the southward; its strength varies in different positions, running with. much greater velocity off the West sand bar or the edge of the deep water than in the shoal water bight off Taï-wan, where it is occa- sionally variable in strength and direction.

And Ordinance No. 3 of 1855, entitled "An Ordinance to remove Doubts as to the Legality of the Jury List to be in force from the First Day of March, 1855, and for enabling the Sheriff to render Names with greater accu- racy in future Lists :"

Now, therefore, it is hereby declared, that the said two dinances have been so approved and confirmed as foresaid.

By His Excellency's Command,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

Given at Victoria, Hongkong,

this 29th Day of August, 1855.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

The following information has been printed by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, and is now lished by direction of His Excellency the Chief Su- rintendent of Trade in China, for the information of rsons visiting the coast of Formoza. Taiwan.

HYDROGRAPHIC NOTICE. [No. 6.] CHINA.

Formozę

HARBOURS OF KOK-SI-KON AND TAKAU-KON, at the SOUTH-WEST end of taï-wan, or formoza.

Mr JOHN RICHARDS, Master Commanding H. M. Surveying

Vessel" Saracen.”

in the present dearth of information relating to the S.W. coast of Taï- or Ilha Formoza of the Portugueże, the following notes on the Har- of Kok-si-kon and Takau-kon, and some other well-determined tions, by Mr John Richards, commanding H.M.S. Saracen, will be xable to seamen. It will be seen that the longitudes bring the coast ten miles farther west than laid down in the Admiralty chart, taken alrymple from a Dutch original.]

Feb. 24th

1855-The wind failing at sunset, I anchored for the daylight next morning I dispatched an officer with the rpreter to obtain information, and from the report on his return barked a fisherman as pilot and entered the small harbour of

i-kon.

re we found sixteen sail of large junks, and as they occupied est part of the anchorage, we had to put up with an outsi

and imperfect shelter.

this part of Formoza is fronted by sandbanks elevated only or three feet above high water. They run in lines, generally el to the coast, from two cables to half a mile broad, and are red at every mile or so by narrow channels, depths varying from feet and under. There is no vegetation in sight from the etern sand bary the mainland of Formoza can only be seen in very at weather from it, and the whole intermediate space seems to be tricate mass of sand and mud banks and shallows, with occa- patches of sedge. These sandbanks are occupied by a few sherinen, whose miserable huts and bamboo rafts are the only ring features of this dreary scene.

Bert Kok-si-kon can only be distinguished by a stranger by three clumps of huts than can be found on any of the outer sand- and by the number of large junks generally at anchor inside. e Hill, to the southward, and the South Ponghu, or Pescadores to the westward, will be found useful marks to run in for the si-kon bears N. 21 W. thirty miles from Ape Hill, and 18. twenty-six miles from the South Pescadores [East ?]. * Dutch fort of Zelandia, built in 1684, is just in sight from

chorage; from which it bears S. 42o E, seven miles and a half, i

|

Fresh water is procured from the town of Taï-wan-fu, and if a vessel should only require this article, she will do better by anchor- ing at once off the town, about three quarters of a mile from the shore; where, in 5 fathoms, with the old Dutch fort bearing N,E., she will find capital anchorage and good shelter, from December to March. During the rest of year chances of S.W. winds would render this position unsafe, and vessels should of course anchor farther out.

At the distance of a mile and three quarters N.W. of the old Dutch fort of Zelandia there is a large clump of trees on the outer sand bar.

The ruins of the fort are about two-thirds of a mile inside the sand, about sixty feet above the sea level, and the only conspicuous landmark in this neighbourhood; they can be seen eight or nino- miles from a ship's deck. The principal town of the island of Taï- wan-fu, Formosa, lies two miles S.E. from the Dutch fort, and large junks. trading to the place in the N.E. monsoon generally anchor off

the fort and send their cargoes by this route to the city.

Here the mainland of Formoza approaches within a mile of the sand bars fronting the coast, and, although it is generally marshy and flat, it is cultivated with rice, &c. The sand bars are also oc- casionally clothed with bushes and grass, and are densely populated by fishermen, who appear to be well fed and clothed and a happy and contented people. These fishermen pursue their vocation gene. rally in divisions under the direction of particular Chiefs, and their rafts hauled upon the beach, placed in tiers on their sides, form a feature in the appearance of the coast. Whenever we landed, we were treated with the greatest civility and deference, and our survey, ing marks although sometimes made of an article most tempting to them (white calico) were never in one case interfered with.

There is no remarkable feature in the coast until you are within eight miles of Ape Hill, where commence some low mud cliffs, and there is also a small piece of table land about a mile inland. The coast between the old Dutch fort and Ape Hill is nearly a straight line of beach, pierced by four small streams, navigable only for boats,

Ape Hill, called by the natives Ta-kau, bears S. 14o E. 22 miles from the Dutch fort. It appears like a truncated cone, on a North and South bearing. It is 1,035 feet high, sloping towards the land side, and appearing at a distance like an island. Its apex I made in lat. 22° 38′ 3′′ N., long. 120° 16′ 30′′ E. Four miles and a half N.E. of Ape Hill is another remarkable hill, which, from its resemblance to a huge whale sleeping on the water, I named "Whaleback." Then, N.N.E., twelve miles, there is a small triangular shaped hill and a large detached piece of table land, resembling a quoin on a North and South bearing. These are the only landmarks on this part of the coast (which is all very low), and of these Ape Hill is. the most useful, as standing out on the coast line. It is frequently seen distinctly when all the others are shrouded in mist.

This hill is one vast block of coral, and, although resembling the crater of a volcano in the peculiar form of its apex, I could not dis-- cover any traces of volcanic action. From its summit to the south- ward it descends in a gradual though somewhat rugged slope, and i terminates in a huge nearly level block of a mole-like appearance, which, jutting through the beach to seaward for about 300 yards, forms a sheltered anchorage for small vessels in the strength of the N.E. monsoon. This mole is separated from Ape Hill by a deep. chasm fifty fathoms wide, and within this is the little harbour of Ta-kou-kon.

The S.W. part of the mole (a steep cliff) I named Saracen Head. It bears S.S.E. thirty-four miles from West Point, and thirty-two miles from Gull Point, on the same line of bearings. It is in late 22° 36′ 15′′ N., long, 120° 16′ 41′′ E., var. 0° 34′ W.

The inlet of Ta-kau-kon has a narrow bar, of eleven feet depth at low water, extending from the South side of the entrance, curving to the NW. and N.N.W. in the direction of Ape Hill; but directly this is passed, the water deepens to four, six, and nine fathoms just. within the port.

The entrance, though narrow, is steep to and perfectly safe of approach, but unfortunately the anchorage within is so very con-

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fined that there is no room for a vessel to swing; it is, therefore, | Chronometer a Q 24 26-24 In this measurement we had f necessary to moor head and stern. The tides are also rather strong when near the springs; but this anchorage is susceptible of great improvement at small expense, and as Formoza is opened to com- mercial enterprize, this place must advance in importance.

The coast included between the points of our late survey we found perfectly safe of approach.

The following are the prices we paid for refreshments :-water, very good, but cannot be obtained in any large quantity, from the difficulty of transport, at 50 cents per sixteen picul, eighty cattys, or one ton; bullocks, 4 to 6 dolls., according to size; pigs, 1 to 5 dolls., according to size; fowls, I doll. to 1 doll. 75 cents per dozen; ducks, 50 to 75 cents per dozen; eggs, 300 per doll.; rice, 1 doll. 25 cents to i doli. 75 cents per picul; sugar, 1 doll. 25 cents to 2 dolls. 50 cents per picul. Fish and vegetables at a very low rate.

Meridian Distance measured from Kowloon Point, Hongkong, to Observatory Point, Kok-si-kon, between February 13th and 26th.

h. n. 8,

Chronometer d 0 23 41.54

"

Mean

a 0 23 37.90

b 0 23 30·68

c 0 23 3711 e 0 23 49°07

196.30

0 23 39-26 46.73

0 24 25.99

7 36 40.76

}

From February 13th to 22d, smooth water and even temperature. On the 22d, heavy gale and sudden in- crease of temperature: for which reason the Kowloon rate was taken up to the 22d, and the Kok-si-kon rate was brought back from 26th.

Port Kok-si-kon E. of Kowloon Point. Saracen Head East of Kok-si-kon.

Saracen Head, Ape Hill, E. of Kow-

loon Point.

E. Longitude of Kowloon Point.

120° 16′ 41′′= 8 I 6.75 E. Long. of Saracen Head, Ape Hill.

Saracen Head is given according to this measurement.

· Meridian Distance measured between Saracen Head, Ape Hill, and

Kowloon Point, between March 28th and April 7th.

h. n.

8.

Chronometer d 0 24 23.69

23.69

} double value.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

TOTICE is hereby given, that in future, a British

Rate of Postage of One Penny will be charge-O

able upon all NEWSPAPERS forwarded by Packet

from the United Kingdom to a British Colony, in

infix

liable, if sent through a Foreign Country.

Upon every NEWSPAPER, therefore, forwarded tu

from THIS OFFICE to the United Kingdom viá Southampion, for TRANSMISSION TO A BRITISH CO- JONY, a Postage of One Penny will be churged; and upon those for a like transmission viá Marseilles, a

Thference

UNITED KINGDOM will be levied.

weather and even temperature, : - as the chronometers performed w double value has been given to measurement.

Saracen Head E. of Kow-loon P

returning.

b024 20·69 c 0 24 2349

117.80

Mean

0 24 23:56

0 24 23:56 0 24 25.99

"

"

"

"

13.11

0 24 24.37 7 36 40.76

Saracen Head, East of Kowloon Poir E. Longitude of Kowloon Point.

Mean result

120° 16′ 17′′= 8 1 513 E. Longitude of Saracen Head,

Mean latitude Observatory Point, Kok-si-kon, sixty-.

six observations, Mean latitude Saracen Head, Ape Hill, sixty-six

observations,.......................

23° 5′ 59′′ X

22° 36′ 14′′ N JOHN RICHARDS, Master R.N.,

In charge of the China Survey. By Order,

W. WOODGATE

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th August, 1855.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese Convicts.

Tenders will be received at this Office.

Qualified

CHINI

•IRATE'S of One of

& Mouth; ·

M.

$

r at the

Victoria, I

CURRY ', SHRIM TERS.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

ngkong,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

六八人邊渠量

路官

署歡山及地

請問至量地宀 六日截收欲知其詳細者

八欲承辦者祈卽寫票 票准以本月

綠衣館左右如有 內可

咸豐五年七

量地官招人承接修整溝 及路在上環太平山西

the 4

Upon NEWSPAPERS for the NORTH AMERICAN Provinces, forwarded through the United States, a

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Upon every COLONIAL NEWSPAPER for- warded from HENCE by Packet to ANOTHER BRITISH COLONY, without passing through the United King- dom, a rate of One Penny in advance, is to be col- lected.

細月

也者投有

Steam for

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship POTTINGER,

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The Postage to be collected upon à COLONIAL NEWSPAPER forwarded by Pucket, to a FOREIGN FORT without passing through the United Kingdoni, is to be reduced from Two Pence to One Penny; and a like rate of One Penny is to be collected upon FOREIGN NEWSPAPERS brought to THIS Co-Captain STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen LONY by Pucket, from a FOREIGN PORT, without having passed through the United Kingdom.

By order of His Lordship the Post Master General.

THOMAS HYLAND.

Post-Office, Hongkong, 28th August, 1855.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the Pottinger, THE

will be closed on FRIDAY, the 14th September, at 6 P.M. and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

28th August, 1855.

WE

THOMAS HYLAND,

NOTICE.

Post-master..

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton; Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855,

"Itongkmig, zu August, 1000;

RUSSELL & Co.

|

gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on SATURDAY, the 15th September next, at 2 r.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE; Company's Office, Hongkong, apply at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation

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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 Shipper 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.

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 27th August, 1855.

Fatani trnca 1845.

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NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANI,

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD.

CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING.

HE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

TH

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghac.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong, W. A. HARLAND, M.D.

For Canton, Walt. Gro. DICKSON, M.D.

Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandler, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's

Road, having made extensive arrangements in Ex- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which ther STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill'ı BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

SMITII & BRIMELOW, SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, ́AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also, C

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

ÓILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

half of those charges for ca ~ --'-

v. D. ROBERTS

Ale Consul Oltcit

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fined that there is no room for a vessel to swing; it is, therefore, | Chronometer a Q 24 26-24 In this measurement we had f necessary to moor head and stern. The tides are also rather strong when near the springs; but this anchorage is susceptible of great improvement at small expense, and as Formoza is opened to com- mercial enterprize, this place must advance in importance.

The coast included between the points of our late survey we found perfectly safe of approach.

The following are the prices we paid for refreshments :-water, very good, but cannot be obtained in any large quantity, from the difficulty of transport, at 50 cents per sixteen picul, eighty cattys, or one ton; bullocks, 4 to 6 dolls., according to size; pigs, 1 to 5 dolls., according to size; fowls, I doll. to 1 doll. 75 cents per dozen; ducks, 50 to 75 cents per dozen; eggs, 300 per doll.; rice, 1 doll. 25 cents to i doli. 75 cents per picul; sugar, 1 doll. 25 cents to 2 dolls. 50 cents per picul. Fish and vegetables at a very low rate.

Meridian Distance measured from Kowloon Point, Hongkong, to Observatory Point, Kok-si-kon, between February 13th and 26th.

h. n. 8,

Chronometer d 0 23 41.54

"

Mean

a 0 23 37.90

b 0 23 30·68

c 0 23 3711 e 0 23 49°07

196.30

0 23 39-26 46.73

0 24 25.99

7 36 40.76

}

From February 13th to 22d, smooth water and even temperature. On the 22d, heavy gale and sudden in- crease of temperature: for which reason the Kowloon rate was taken up to the 22d, and the Kok-si-kon rate was brought back from 26th.

Port Kok-si-kon E. of Kowloon Point. Saracen Head East of Kok-si-kon.

Saracen Head, Ape Hill, E. of Kow-

loon Point.

E. Longitude of Kowloon Point.

120° 16′ 41′′= 8 I 6.75 E. Long. of Saracen Head, Ape Hill.

Saracen Head is given according to this measurement.

· Meridian Distance measured between Saracen Head, Ape Hill, and

Kowloon Point, between March 28th and April 7th.

h. n.

8.

Chronometer d 0 24 23.69

23.69

} double value.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

TOTICE is hereby given, that in future, a British

Rate of Postage of One Penny will be charge-O

able upon all NEWSPAPERS forwarded by Packet

from the United Kingdom to a British Colony, in

infix

liable, if sent through a Foreign Country.

Upon every NEWSPAPER, therefore, forwarded tu

from THIS OFFICE to the United Kingdom viá Southampion, for TRANSMISSION TO A BRITISH CO- JONY, a Postage of One Penny will be churged; and upon those for a like transmission viá Marseilles, a

Thference

UNITED KINGDOM will be levied.

weather and even temperature, : - as the chronometers performed w double value has been given to measurement.

Saracen Head E. of Kow-loon P

returning.

b024 20·69 c 0 24 2349

117.80

Mean

0 24 23:56

0 24 23:56 0 24 25.99

"

"

"

"

13.11

0 24 24.37 7 36 40.76

Saracen Head, East of Kowloon Poir E. Longitude of Kowloon Point.

Mean result

120° 16′ 17′′= 8 1 513 E. Longitude of Saracen Head,

Mean latitude Observatory Point, Kok-si-kon, sixty-.

six observations, Mean latitude Saracen Head, Ape Hill, sixty-six

observations,.......................

23° 5′ 59′′ X

22° 36′ 14′′ N JOHN RICHARDS, Master R.N.,

In charge of the China Survey. By Order,

W. WOODGATE

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 30th August, 1855.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese Convicts.

Tenders will be received at this Office.

Qualified

CHINI

•IRATE'S of One of

& Mouth; ·

M.

$

r at the

Victoria, I

CURRY ', SHRIM TERS.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

ngkong,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

六八人邊渠量

路官

署歡山及地

請問至量地宀 六日截收欲知其詳細者

八欲承辦者祈卽寫票 票准以本月

綠衣館左右如有 內可

咸豐五年七

量地官招人承接修整溝 及路在上環太平山西

the 4

Upon NEWSPAPERS for the NORTH AMERICAN Provinces, forwarded through the United States, a

United States transit rate of One Penny must further be collected.

Upon every COLONIAL NEWSPAPER for- warded from HENCE by Packet to ANOTHER BRITISH COLONY, without passing through the United King- dom, a rate of One Penny in advance, is to be col- lected.

細月

也者投有

Steam for

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship POTTINGER,

TH

The Postage to be collected upon à COLONIAL NEWSPAPER forwarded by Pucket, to a FOREIGN FORT without passing through the United Kingdoni, is to be reduced from Two Pence to One Penny; and a like rate of One Penny is to be collected upon FOREIGN NEWSPAPERS brought to THIS Co-Captain STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen LONY by Pucket, from a FOREIGN PORT, without having passed through the United Kingdom.

By order of His Lordship the Post Master General.

THOMAS HYLAND.

Post-Office, Hongkong, 28th August, 1855.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the Pottinger, THE

will be closed on FRIDAY, the 14th September, at 6 P.M. and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

28th August, 1855.

WE

THOMAS HYLAND,

NOTICE.

Post-master..

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton; Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855,

"Itongkmig, zu August, 1000;

RUSSELL & Co.

|

gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on SATURDAY, the 15th September next, at 2 r.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE; Company's Office, Hongkong, apply at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation

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 Shipper 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.

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 27th August, 1855.

Fatani trnca 1845.

|

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANI,

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD.

CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING.

HE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

TH

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghac.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong, W. A. HARLAND, M.D.

For Canton, Walt. Gro. DICKSON, M.D.

Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandler, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's

Road, having made extensive arrangements in Ex- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which ther STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill'ı BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

SMITII & BRIMELOW, SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, ́AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also, C

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

ÓILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

half of those charges for ca ~ --'-

v. D. ROBERTS

Ale Consul Oltcit

WANTED,

The Mongkong Government Gazette.

Person to Act for some Months as NESE INTERPRETER at the CHIEF Oerice, during the absence on Sick the Regular Interpreters. Salary, : ordonary Hours of Attendance 10 a.m.

Office, to the CHIEF CLERK.

, Hongkong, 24th August, 1855,

午工今人

SR

X EL A

因司

染衙

病門

到精

香港刑訟司衙門茲有一位傳話之

凡有精於英語英字能任被

午十媸赴衙下午四點工畢

工銀五十大員平日司事以上

人暫充共職數月毎月

以每

別有

畢上月囘之

FOR SALE.

RA S-manufactured CONDIMENTS,

BY PASTE, HYAN SAUCE, BALU-

JRRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Meng, 24th August, 1855.

A

FOR SALE.

Very fast Six-OARED GIG, built in Dublin.

This GIG is Copper-fastened, and neatly fitted with GRATING, Brass TILLER, AWNINg, Mast, and SAIL. Apply to

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND, FOR SALE.

WESTPHALIA HAMS, Dutch SMOKED SALMON, OYSTERS in Tins, Dutch

BITTERS, ASPARAGUS, &c., &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

THEA

NOTICE.

HE undersigned having arranged to establish himself as a Commission Merchant at MEL- BOURNE, will leave for that place per “Annie," to sail about the 10th proximo.

J. MARSHALL. -

Hongkong, 29th August, 1855.

MR

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

R ROBERT ANGUS has been appointed AGENT of the Canton Branch of THE COM-

MERCIAL Bank of India.

Canton, 7th July, 1855.

EDGAR CORRIE,

Manager.

MR

NOTICE

11

JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

NAVAL STORE PUBLIC AUCTION. MITH & BRIMELOW have received instruc- tions to dispose of by PUBLIC AUCTION, at H. M. NAVAL STORES, on TUESDAY, the 4th day of

S

September, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M., a large quan tity of Condemned NAVAL STORES and Un- serviceable SEAMEN'S CLOTHING, &c., &G, consisting of,-

Old CANVAS and Old IRON. Nos. 1 and 2 Blue CLOTH.

White Cotton DRILL, and DUCK.

FLANNEL, Blue SERGE, and Black Silk HAND- KERCHIEFS, &c., &c.

J

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash, in English CURRENCY,

Hongkong, 22d August, 1855.

FOR SALE.

UST received, and now landing from the clipper

Ship

"Golden State,"

An Invoice of Cornelius & Co.'s Patent SOLAR TABLE and BRACKET LAMPS of great variety and prices; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-Burner CHANDE- LIERS, with elegant LUSTRES, and extra GLOBES, CONES, and WICKS.

Also,

Handsome OFFICE-BOOKS, Russia bound. 10 Fairbank's PLATFORM SCALES, &c., &c. } COPYING PRESSES, large size.

DE SILVER & Co., Queen's Road.

Hongkong, 27th August, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.— PRICE, 65 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, Ons Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents--One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bongkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Voz. I. No. 10.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby. ren, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

,

ill, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

得于八月十

經歷司麥示照

点半鐘在舊

五日下午四

29.

Land sale

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of 若及出有馬黃日 地師半

Own Lands on Leases will be held on the ground to

old, on Tuesday the 25th September, at the site of the

! Naval Stores, the Sale to commence at Half-past Four 列年其十臣涌㸃于

稅量

投有水 下邊在六投

每投地禮泥 叉數

eck in the Afternoon; and on Wednesday, the 26th

tember, at the West side of Wongneichung under

地丈餘

西鐘

司稅七上司稔百

旁糧

五地萬同個地五第

五第第

連七

四五千五百一

七千二百五尺地|稅三十五磅 上 第三四萬十司連六個邊士 稅七十八磅十五 十二磅十司連八個邊士 司連 在山邊第 百尺每年地稅三十五磅

司連 第二段同

一段三萬一千五 稅五十二磅十個 邊士 百英方尺每年地 邊士 尺每年地稅十七磅十八連八個邊士 第二段 共八近海旁第 在舊水師軍糧局 在黄泥涌西邊共十二段 第一八千八百英方 一萬三千一百五尺地稅四十一磅十四司連十個 第五一萬二千四百五尺地稅三十九磅 第四段一萬零九百尺地稅三十五磅 第三段八千尺地税十五磅七司連十個 第七百七千一百尺每年地稅 第六段一萬零九百尺地

個個段

九稅地磅

第第

第八段一萬零九

第九同上

十百

至十

餘至第八

俱同

十二尺地稅十七 連六個邊士 磅十個司連 其 十五磅 第十二同上 乙卯年七月廿五日量地官

rison Hill, the Sale to commence at Four o'clock in Afternoon.

The following Descriptive Statement of the Lots to be

red at the Sale is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

!onial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th September, 1855.

1

Jule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction

in Tuesday the 25th, and Wednesday the 26th, September, 1855.

| BOUNDARY MEASURE- CONTENT

£s. d. 年

同其七·

R

MENTS.

IN

FIXED 乙

LOCALITY.

SQUARE ANNUAL

N. S. E. W.

RENT. FEET.

Marine.

i Siteofold NavalStores 105 105

300 300 31,500|52.10, 0

105 105 157|157 300 300

300 300 31,500 52.10. 0

47,250 78.15. 0

Inland.

3

"

"

"

4 Near old Naval Stores 52 52 105 105| 5,512 17.10. 0

52 52 105 105] 52 52 105| 105] 5,512 17.10. 0 524 52 105] · 105] 5,512 17.10. 0 52 521 105| 105

5,512 17.10.0+

5,512 17.10. 0

Wongneichung West. 109

67 154 109

112 100

8,800 27.18. 8

112 100 13,15041.14.10

"

102 58 109 109 147 102 109 (109 94.48 109 109 109 109

112 100 8,000 25. 7.10

100 100

10,900 35. 0. 0

138 94

109 109

第十一萬一千六百尺地稅三十六磅十六司 第十一版一萬九百尺地稅三

112 100 12,450 39.10. 6 100 100 10,900 35. 0. 0 112 100 100 100 10,900 35. 0. 0 100 100 10,900|35, 0, 0 112 100 11,600 36.16. 6

7,100 22.10.8 官

100 100-10,900 35.0.0 化

109 109 100 100 10,900|35. 0. 0

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

No. 30.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

stone Quarrying

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified for general information, that at the Public Sale advertised for, and held on, the 29th ultimo, the Privilege of Stone Quarrying throughout the Island under certain restrictions was purchased by Lee Ahtsut, Shopkeeper of Victoria; and that the sole right of exercis- ing the trade and occupation of Broker and Weigher of Salt was purchased also by the said Lee Ahtsut.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 6th September, 1855.

In re JOZE IGNASIO ANTONIO, alias

JOSEPH NASH, deceased. EDWARD BATES, deccased. JOZE ANTONY, deccused.

No

་་

Colonial Secretary.

́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 15th day of September, 1855; or if none, that the Next of Kin do accept or refuse Letters of Administra-

tion; failing which, Administration will be granted to the Acting Registrar of the said Court.

TH

BY THE COURT,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

THE next GENERAL MAILS by the Pottinger, will be closed on FRIDAY, the 14th September, at 6 P.M.; and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong, 28th August, 1855.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-master.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

HAVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- -land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes..

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

MR

General StOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843..

NOTICE.

IR JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chi Convicts.

Tenders will be received at this Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

Steam for

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

TH

BOMBAY, MÁDRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain SEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on SATURDAY, the 15th September next, at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE,

Company'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 Shipper 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.

FOR SALE.

Very fast SIX-OARED GIG, built in Dubiie. This GIG is COPPER-FASTENED, and it fitted with GRATING, Brass TILLEr, Awning, X.- and SALL. Apply to

NEW

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND, FOR SALE

WESTPHALIA HAMS, Dutch Son BITTERS, ASPARAGUS, &c., &c.

SALMON, OYSTERS in Tino, Dav

SMITH & BRIMELOW, Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

FOR SALE.

CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLL. MADRAS-manufactured CONDIMENT

CURRY PASTE, HYAN SAUCE, BALU

OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

NOTICE. NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament, FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING. HE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

ROB. S. WALKER,T

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 27th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. Harland, M.D. For Canton,-Walt. Gro. DicKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

WE

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM. MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, u Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

NOTICE.

RUSSELL & Co.

HE undersigned having arranged to establish THE Commission Merchant at Min-

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, DE

General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill's BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

BOURNE, will leave for that place per " Annie," to sail about the 10th proximo.

J. MARSHALL.

Hongkong, 29th Angust, 1855.

PRICE, 68 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One half of these charges for each Repetition.

given, 1

will, as

No. 29

(

It is

Crown

be sold

Old N

o'clock

Septer

Morris

the A

The

offerec.

Colon Hor

Schedi

on'

ORDER

OF SALE.

189

2

45678

+

1. D.

ROBERTS Hekk Consul O

nongkong, 20 August,

1943.

́ENTINIENCAˆ 1045.

half of those charges for cá -

1

7

10

11

12

1

THE

Bangkong

NEW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Von. I. No. 11.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby: given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE'

52

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAtions, NotificatIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

No. 29.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

iano sate

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of

Crown Lands on Leases will be held on the ground to

e sold, on Tuesday the 25th September, at the site of the

Ad Naval Stores, the Sale to commence at Half-past Four

量及每年地

clock in the Afternoon: and on Wednesday, the 26th 下地

September, at the West side of Wongneichung under

Marrison Hill, the Sale to commence at Four o'clock in

Le Afternoon.

The following Descriptive Statement of the Lots to be

Sered at the Sale is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

下邊 邊在

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary..

点半鐘在舊

六投有水

馬黃日 地師半

餘山

四叉數軍鐘 漏點于段糧在

局舊

司稅七上 司机百

連七千

邊馬禮臣山

在黃泥涌西

司連 第二段同

六個邊士

四段五千五百一 在山邊第 尺每年地稅三十五磅 ,可連 七十八磅十五 十二磅十司連八個邊士 七千二百五尺地|地稅三十五磅 上 第三四萬 九磅十

Colonial Secretary.

?:lonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 6th September, 1855.

Medule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction

on Tuesday the 25th, and Wednesday the 26th, September, 1855.

其七

千在

百邊

五地 萬同個地五第

乙第六第尺廾地九十司連第方在

BOUNDARY MEASURE- CONTENT

MENTS.

IN

FIXED

LOCALITY.

SQUARE

ANNUAL

N.

S. E. W.

RENT.

FEET.

Marine.

£ s. d.

land.

"

"

154 109

45678

1 Site of old NavalStores 105 |105 300 300

4 Near old Naval Stores| 52 52 105 105|

52 52 105 105 52 52||| 105 105 52 52 105 105 52 52 105] 105]

Wongneichung West. 109 | 67

112 100

5,51217.10. 5,512 17.10.

112 100 13,15041.14.10

31,500 52.10. 0

105 105 300 300 |157|||157|| 300 300

31,500|52.10. 0

47,25078.15. 0

5,512 17.10. 0

5,512 17.10. 0

5,51217.10. 0

0

0

8,800 27.18. 8

102 58

112 100 8,000 25. 7.10

147 102

112 100

109 109

"

"

109 109

29

109 109

100 100 112 100 100 100 100 100

109 109 100 100 10,900 35. 0. 0

94 48

12,45039.10. 6

10,900|35. 0. 0

7,100 22.10. 8

10,900 35. 0.0 10,900 35. 0. 0

"

138 94

112 100 11.600 36.16. 6

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109 109 100 100 109 109 100 100

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY, Surveyor General.

10,900 35. 0. 0

10,900|35. 0. 0

經歷司麥示照

得于八月十

五日下午四

百英方尺每年地 連十個邊士

在舊水師軍糧局 在黃泥涌西邊共十二段 共八段近海旁第 方尺每年地稅十七磅十八個司連八個邊士 一段三萬一千五 第二段一萬三千一百五尺四十一磅十四司 第三段八千尺地稅十五磅七個

第一段八千八百英

十五磅

磅+

磅六

二秘

邊第士

第五段一萬二千四百五尺地稅三十 第七段七千一百尺每年地稅 第九段同上

第四段一萬零九百尺地稅三 第六段一萬零九百尺 第八段一萬零九百

百尺十

下有地十餘

假出投其丈

磅十個司連 其 第十二同上 餘至第八俱同 乙卯年七月廿五日量 十二尺地稅十七 六個邊士 第十一段一萬九百尺地稅三十五磅 第十一萬一千六百尺地秕三十六磅十六司連 化厘啟

碗若干列下

:

No. 81.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

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 in- By Order,

formation.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th September, 1855.

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, 1855, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED.............$153,072,

exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding. Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st Semptember, 1855.

SAM: GRAY, Manager.

I certify that the Books and Treasure Vault of the above Cor- poration have been examined by me, and that the Specie exhibited accorded in Amount with the Terms of the Royal

Charter.

8th September, 1855.

No. 32.

· R. RIENAECKER,

Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The Honorable Lieutenant Colonel CAINE, Lieutenant Governor, having been appointed by Her Majesty THE QUEEN, Senior Member of the Legislative Council of this Colony, has this day been sworn in accordingly.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary. Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 14th September, 1855.

No. 14.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a Passage to Singapore for Thirteen Chinese Convicts.

Tenders will be received at this Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department. His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China has the gratification of publishing, for general information, copy of a communication to Her Majesty's Consul at Shanghae from Commander Vansit- tart of Her Majesty's Sloop Bittern, announcing the destruction of a number of Piratical Vessels on the Coast of Leaoù-Tung.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 18th September, 1855.

No. 3 of 1855,

r

Her Majesty's Stoor “ Bittern," Woosung, 2d Septembør, 1855. SIR,--I have the honor to announce our return from a successful cruize in search of the Piratical Fleet referred to in your despatch of 30th July last; and in thanking you for information which has led to clearing the seas of a formidable lot of scoundrels, it will be further gratifying to learn no inconvenience has arisen from the necessary prolonged absence of H. M. Sloop.

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2. I greatly regret a want of coals deprived us of the valuable roöperation of steamer Confucius" and American force under Lieutenant Preble further than Che-foo Harbour, some 60 miles westward of Shangtung Promontory. This port we found rudely

pirate

|

stockaded to oppose the piratical fleet, which however had proceeded onwards, without having made any attack.

3. Various accounts confirming those already obtained the Europeans were employed in the fleet, rendering it vastly more formidable, it seemed desirable to search them out at all hazard, and passing through Mia-Tao Strait in tow of the Steamer "P shun into the Gulf of Pecheli, onwards into that of Leaou-Tung. at length, on 18th ult., we discovered them in an unexplored inlet, 10 or 15 miles northward of Ross Bay.

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4. The piratical fleet, consisting of West-Coast boats, some of unusually large size, aud including two canvas-sailed Lorchas, to the number of nearly 40, taking advantage of a thick mist and heavy rain, stood out and commenced the attack, firing vigorously, and manoeuvring quite beautifully, to lead the Bittern into danger. A hide crow's-nest at the mast-head of each (said to be musket proof afforded shelter to men stationed for throwing the stinkpots.

5. The dirty weather rendered it impossible to calculate the exact damage our return fire produced: 8 of their number, including the largest and best shot, were sunk or abandoned on this occasion subsequently we overtook a detachment of 13, 11 of which were burnt or sunk; a single one surrendering, quite the smallest, was carried into Ling-chow-foo, aud the crew of 41 handed over to the mandarius; another, the last, we were enabled to overtake, blen herself up, the crew armed taking to the shore, resisting the country people until assisted by our boats.

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6. The prisoners assured our interpreters that a heavily armed white sailed Lorcha had amongst her crew one white man and two Portuguese, which seems probable, for after being riddled and stranded, they opened fire upon the country people, escaped to the hills with baggage and arins, whilst we were obliged to push on to secure others. That experienced hands directed their heavy guns, was evident from the fairly accurate fire they sustained against ti. M. Sloop after she bad opened upon them, striking us in various places, wounding the bowsprit, but fortunately injuring none of the crew, 7. It is well thus to particularise, as I am satisfied no merchant vessel unless by outsailing could escape such a fleet, and am desirous to afford you the opportunity of bringing under notice of H. M. Government the extent to which this growing evil has arisen. It is indeed melancholy to think Europeaus, perhaps British subjects, All Deb could join themselves to such barbarous villains, who did not hesitate at the Port of New Chang, when disappointed of their expected booty, by the large fleets of merchant junks escaping high up the river, to seize aŭ unfortunate Chinese official of low degree, and quartering him, to send his remains in a basket on shore to the Mandarins, with a demand for 100,000 dollars, and threat that such should be their fate unless the dollars were forthcoming. This hat happened shortly before our arrival, the money had been readily paid, and the piratical fleet was loitering still ou the coast when we fell in with them,

8. The search has led II. M. Sloop into many strange places and over much previously unexplored ground, nor could the work have been accomplished, but for the assistance in towing of the merchant steamer " Paoushun,” whose services I was glad to secure for the ex- pedition. Our farthest north in the Gulf of Leaou-Tung was to Lat. 40° 38′ N. 122° 00′ E., where, anchoring in 44 fathoms, we found ourselves 7 or 8 miles distant from a large river, which leads some' 20 miles up to the city of New Chang, reported to be of considerable extent and commercial importance. Its sea-port of some size is! or 3 miles within the bar. Over this the deeper water will be found on the southern side. We were shown large stores and stacks of Peas and other grain. I enclose a sample of Rope, which, by retail, stood between 5 and 6 cents per lb. A large supply of Hemp it was said could be always furnished. Coal is procurable from New Chang, although 30 tous obtained proved very inferior. Fish in abundance and cheap. We observed the brick frame works heated below on which the people recline during the cold: this in winter must be excessive. Small carts drawn by very fine mules were moving about; the people, perhaps of smaller stature, were much like the Chinese. If a vessel should be obliged to visit these regions, she ought to be supplied with Chinese Pilots. These can only be trusted to a certain extent; the stranger should start with an offing of some 10 miles from the western head of Ross Bay, and steering N.E. by N., preserving a distance of 15 miles off shore, until past an island which we named Saddle Island, when she might edge somewhat to Eastward. A dangerous sand-spit ruus off 10 or 12 miles in Latitude about 40° 12′ N, Soundings gradually decreasing from 14 fathoms will be found up to our anchorage.

9. Štany hundred of large trailing junks have been relieved by the destruction and dispersion of this daring piratical fleet. It is pro- bable a trade to the value of 2 or 3 Millions of dollars has been

thereby thrown open, and I trust the benefit will be sensibly felt at this port and at Ningpo. Perhaps you will be good enough to A want of time pre- communicate with H. M. Vice-Consul there. vented our looking in there; and you may consider it well to inform the Chinese Authorities at Shanghai that vessels may proceed to the northward now, in comparative safety.-I have, &c.,

(Signed,) E. W. VANSITTART,

Commander.

D. B. ROBERTSON, Esq.,

H. M. Consul, Shanghae.

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ME COURT OF HONGKONG.

r. AH SER-Shoy. PAGLIC AUCTION, în TUESDAY,

imber, 1855, at Noon,—on the of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., under a Writ of Fieri Facias shall be previously satisfied).— AGROUND, with the BUILD-

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

as presently Registered | COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME of the DirecTORS. MESSES APCAR & Co., Secretarics in Calcutta.

Annual GROUND-RENT £1. 3.0

peshang,

See 4.

Baldings.

3.17.0

"

3.17.0

"

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4.18.8

£10.16.0

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rs, apply to the Auctioneers. -Cash, on the fall of the Ham- of Transfer, &c., to be paid by the

MACEWEN & Co.,

Auctioneers.

A September, 1855.

MES LINDOW, deceased.

Claims against the above Estate zored before the OFFICIAL ADMINIS- the 15th day of March, 1856, il not be included in the Scheme of rsons indebted to the said Estate ike immediate payment to HASTINGS ALEXANDER, ='rar—Official Administrator.

S HEREBY GIVEN, THAT hip lately subsisting between Mac- Galoost MaCKERTOOм and CARR

carrying on business under the ¡TOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on

■rch, 1855, dissolved by mutual con-

Agents.

IN

D

NOTICE.

3

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill', BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London, prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY,

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore,

JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

T. R. Richmond, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

OLICIES on Goods, Freight, and TREASURE,

POLICIES on Goods, Figned to all parts of the

World.

NOTICE.

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

T"!

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Cunton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co. Medical Advisers, ' For Hongkong,—W. A. Harland, M.D. For Canton,--Walt, Gro. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

ue to the said late Copartnership M

ceived by the said CARR LUCAS; whom the said Partnership stands tested to send their respective Ac- in to the said CARR LUCAS, who Elesponsibilities of the said late Firm, d the said Mackerroom GALOOST all Liabilities in respect thereta

M. G. MACKERTOOM..

h August, 1855.

Ꮯ Ꭺ Ꭱ Ꭰ .

RLES MARKWICK,

and Supreme Court Auctioneer

and Appraiser,

and

VERAL STOREKEEPER,

Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

FOR SALE.

A Very fast SIX. OARED GIG, built in Duine

This GIG is COPPER-FASTENED, and neatly fitted with GRATING, Bruss TILLER, Awning, Mast, and SAIL. Apply to

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND, FOR SALE.

WESTPHALIA HAMS, Dutch SMOKED

SALMON, OYSTERS in Tins, Dutch BITTERS, ASPARAGUS, &c., &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

FOR SALE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign MADRAS-manufactured CONDIMENTS,

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, SHIP CHANDLERS.

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Aycuts, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SIIIP

CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

H

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

CURRY PASTE, KYAN SAUCE, BALU- CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

WE

NOTICE.

E have established Mr WILLIAM HAM- MOND FOSTER, JR., in Hongkong, as Agent for our Houses in Canton, Shanghae, and Foochow; and all Business to his address comes under our control and guarantee.

Canton, 1st July, 1855.

RUSSELL & Co.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-- PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cente--One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

29.

Bangkang

TW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 22D SEPTEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Voz. I. No. 12.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby

em, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract; and that

« THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

3, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMAtions, Notifications, and PUBLIC PAPERS,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

land sale

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

is hereby notified, that a Sale by Public Auction of

- Lands on Leases will be held on the ground to

-old, on Tuesday the 25th September, at the site of the

Naval Stores, the Sale to commence at Half-past Four

稅量

出投其丈

量及

每年地

ck in the Afternoon: and on Wednesday, the 26th 下地

tember, at the West side of Wongneichung under

rison Hill, the Sale to commence at Four o'clock in

Afternoon.

下有地十餘

he following Descriptive Statement of the Lots to be 餘磅十四司

red at the Sale is published for general information.

By Order,

w. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

mial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

ongkong, 6th September, 1855.

dale of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Public Auction

= Tuesday the 25th, and Wednesday the 26th, September, 1855.

of this Government.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

MENTS.

IN

FIXED

乙第六第

F

LOCALITY.

SQUARE ANNUAL

N. S. E. W.

RENT.

FEET.

Marine.

£. 8. d.

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105 105 300 300 157 157|| 300 300

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521 521 105 105

52 52 105 105

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13,15041.14.10

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CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

No. 94.

The Wongkong Government Gazette. and sales

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, with reference to the Land Sales advertised for the 25th and 26th instant, and to all future Land Sales held by 'authority of this Government, that any person or persons causing interruption to, or interfer- ing with, any such Sale, to the injury of Crown Rights, or the detriment of the Public Revenue, shall be proceeded against according to Law.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 19th September, 1855.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Abstracts of the Estimated Revenue and Expenditure of the Colony of Hongkong for the year 1856, are published for general information :-

ABSTRACT of the probable REVENUE of the COLONIAL GOVERNMENT OF HONG- KONG for the Year 1856, shewing also the Revenus received under the similar heads in the Year 1854, being the Year previous to that in which the Estimates are prepared.

LAND REVENUE,

RENTS, exclusive of Lands,

...

...

£ 8. d.

£ 15,850 0 0|11,825 10 84

2,273 10 10

ESTIMATED FOR 1856

REVENUE OF 1854

d.

2,725 0 0

5,560 0 0

4,000 0 0

5,401 2 6 3,327 0

9

1,643 16 5

2,525 0 0

2,038 11 11

241 13 4

305 0 0

251 7 8

5 9

LICENSES,

TAXES,

...

...

...

POSTAGES,

FEES OF OFFICES,...

FINES, FORFEITURES, AND FEES OF COURTS, 1,000 0 0

...

SALE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY,...

REIMBURSEMENT IN AID OF EXPENSES IN-

CURRED BY GOVERNMENT,

ABSTRACT of Sums required to Defray the EXPENSES of the COLONIAL GOL MENT OF HONGKONG for the Year from 1st January to 31st Deca 1856, shewing also the Amount expended for the Year previous tə in which the Estimates are prepared, viz : 1854.

ESTIMATS.

ITEM OF

1 ESTABLISHMENTS,———

Salaries,--Fixed Establish-

ESTIMATE FOR 1856

EXPENDITURE

1854

£ 8, d.

£

ments, Allowances,

...

....£26,181 20 12 10 0

Office Contingencies, 842 15 0

2 PENSIONS, Retired AllowANCES,

AND GRATUITIES,

3 REVENUE SERVICES, exclusive of

Establishments,

4 ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, do., 5 ECCLESIASTICAL,

CHARITABLE ALLOWANCES, ·

...

......

......

E SIL (ien

DE

Real, havin VAND and STOCK O will keep al CHANDLI BUTTER; expressly fe PORK, Bİ Lius, Crush and SODA C WINES a prices, SO And, a gen

TIONERY

Hongkor

27,036 7 0

25,799 0

11 9

WARE, S

PLATFOR

250 120 0 0

0.0

202

5

76

8

or this clin

do.,

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530 280 1,530 0

0

212 8

1,599 11

300

1,081 13

310

225 12

6,000 0 7,950 0 0

7 EDUCATION, exclusive of Establish-

ments,

8 HOSPITALS,

9 POLICE AND Gaols,

10 RENT,

11 TRANSPORT,

**

do., do.,

...

...

...

12 CONVEYANCE of Mails,

13 WORKS AND BUILDINGS,

...

14 ROADS, STREETS, and BRIDGES, 15 MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES,

16 INTEREST,.......

17 LAND AND HOUSE PURCHASES, 18 SPECIAL EXPENSES, .....

Total,...

13 19

174 8 4,589 5

648 51

......

0 1

44,306 7 0

34,635 0

The difference between Revenue and Expenditure wit be made up from the Balances of former years and t anticipated Surplus of the present.

By Order,

MISCELLANEOUS Receipts,

INTEREST.

SPECIAL RECEIPTS,

Total,...

་་

35 0 0 37 0 21

32,000 0 0 27,045 3 5

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. COOPER V. Aн SEE-SHOY.

Το

10 be sold by PUBLIC AUCTION, on SATURDAY, the 22d of September, 1855, at Noon,-on the GROUND, by order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Sheriff of Hongkong, under a Writ of Fieri Facias (unless the said Writ shall be previously satisfied), the following LOTS of GROUND, with the Busted erected as presently Registered

in the Land-office,- Inland Lot No. 239, Annual GROUND-RENT £1. 5.0 3.17.0 3.17.0 4.18.8

39

99

278, 279,

"

"

"

"

99

280,

90

"

situate in Tai-ping-shang.

Marine Lot No. 89, Sec. A.

opposite Circular Buildings.

10.16.0

For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash, on the fall of the Ham- mer. All Expenses of Transfer, &c., to be paid by the Purchaser.

MACEWEN & Co,

Auctioneers, (for G. DUDDELL.)

Hongkong, 19th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

ПE Next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT will be held on S4- TURDAY, the 29th day of September instant, at 11 o'clock A.M.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HAstings Alexander, Acting Registrar.

In re EDWARD BATES, deceased.

"

JOZE ANTONY, deceased.

All Claims the above states

must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINIS- TRATOR, before the 29th day of March, 1856, other- wise 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.

THE

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 18th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament, FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE A?|

HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT 1HE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership and all persons to whom the said Partnership stand; THE undersigned have been appointed AGENT: indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said CARR LUCAS, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1842. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES of CompaNY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers. For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton,-WALT, GRO. DICKSON, M.D, Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchant",

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, ́AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

H

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS.

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN

THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS.

MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon

99

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay. A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

POLICIES

World.

on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

MR

*Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

NOTICE.

&c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

IRON

FOR SALE. FRON SAFES of different sizes, DRAWING-ROOM GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRONS Rogers' CUTLTRY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWARE of every description.

WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANDS, PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUMS,

KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 21st September, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign 500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

11th August, 1855.

THOS. HUNT & Co,

Whampoa.

Tiongkong, 20”August, 1990;

LMADIERCI 10457

hals of those chargos for ea ——

9. 6. ROBENTS

No. 94.

The Wongkong Government Gazette. and sales

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, with reference to the Land Sales advertised for the 25th and 26th instant, and to all future Land Sales held by 'authority of this Government, that any person or persons causing interruption to, or interfer- ing with, any such Sale, to the injury of Crown Rights, or the detriment of the Public Revenue, shall be proceeded against according to Law.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 19th September, 1855.

No. 33.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Abstracts of the Estimated Revenue and Expenditure of the Colony of Hongkong for the year 1856, are published for general information :-

ABSTRACT of the probable REVENUE of the COLONIAL GOVERNMENT OF HONG- KONG for the Year 1856, shewing also the Revenus received under the similar heads in the Year 1854, being the Year previous to that in which the Estimates are prepared.

LAND REVENUE,

RENTS, exclusive of Lands,

...

...

£ 8. d.

£ 15,850 0 0|11,825 10 84

2,273 10 10

ESTIMATED FOR 1856

REVENUE OF 1854

d.

2,725 0 0

5,560 0 0

4,000 0 0

5,401 2 6 3,327 0

9

1,643 16 5

2,525 0 0

2,038 11 11

241 13 4

305 0 0

251 7 8

5 9

LICENSES,

TAXES,

...

...

...

POSTAGES,

FEES OF OFFICES,...

FINES, FORFEITURES, AND FEES OF COURTS, 1,000 0 0

...

SALE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY,...

REIMBURSEMENT IN AID OF EXPENSES IN-

CURRED BY GOVERNMENT,

ABSTRACT of Sums required to Defray the EXPENSES of the COLONIAL GOL MENT OF HONGKONG for the Year from 1st January to 31st Deca 1856, shewing also the Amount expended for the Year previous tə in which the Estimates are prepared, viz : 1854.

ESTIMATS.

ITEM OF

1 ESTABLISHMENTS,———

Salaries,--Fixed Establish-

ESTIMATE FOR 1856

EXPENDITURE

1854

£ 8, d.

£

ments, Allowances,

...

....£26,181 20 12 10 0

Office Contingencies, 842 15 0

2 PENSIONS, Retired AllowANCES,

AND GRATUITIES,

3 REVENUE SERVICES, exclusive of

Establishments,

4 ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE, do., 5 ECCLESIASTICAL,

CHARITABLE ALLOWANCES, ·

...

......

......

E SIL (ien

DE

Real, havin VAND and STOCK O will keep al CHANDLI BUTTER; expressly fe PORK, Bİ Lius, Crush and SODA C WINES a prices, SO And, a gen

TIONERY

Hongkor

27,036 7 0

25,799 0

11 9

WARE, S

PLATFOR

250 120 0 0

0.0

202

5

76

8

or this clin

do.,

***

530 280 1,530 0

0

212 8

1,599 11

300

1,081 13

310

225 12

6,000 0 7,950 0 0

7 EDUCATION, exclusive of Establish-

ments,

8 HOSPITALS,

9 POLICE AND Gaols,

10 RENT,

11 TRANSPORT,

**

do., do.,

...

...

...

12 CONVEYANCE of Mails,

13 WORKS AND BUILDINGS,

...

14 ROADS, STREETS, and BRIDGES, 15 MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES,

16 INTEREST,.......

17 LAND AND HOUSE PURCHASES, 18 SPECIAL EXPENSES, .....

Total,...

13 19

174 8 4,589 5

648 51

......

0 1

44,306 7 0

34,635 0

The difference between Revenue and Expenditure wit be made up from the Balances of former years and t anticipated Surplus of the present.

By Order,

MISCELLANEOUS Receipts,

INTEREST.

SPECIAL RECEIPTS,

Total,...

་་

35 0 0 37 0 21

32,000 0 0 27,045 3 5

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONGKONG. COOPER V. Aн SEE-SHOY.

Το

10 be sold by PUBLIC AUCTION, on SATURDAY, the 22d of September, 1855, at Noon,-on the GROUND, by order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Sheriff of Hongkong, under a Writ of Fieri Facias (unless the said Writ shall be previously satisfied), the following LOTS of GROUND, with the Busted erected as presently Registered

in the Land-office,- Inland Lot No. 239, Annual GROUND-RENT £1. 5.0 3.17.0 3.17.0 4.18.8

39

99

278, 279,

"

"

"

"

99

280,

90

"

situate in Tai-ping-shang.

Marine Lot No. 89, Sec. A.

opposite Circular Buildings.

10.16.0

For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers.

TERMS OF SALE,-Cash, on the fall of the Ham- mer. All Expenses of Transfer, &c., to be paid by the Purchaser.

MACEWEN & Co,

Auctioneers, (for G. DUDDELL.)

Hongkong, 19th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

ПE Next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT will be held on S4- TURDAY, the 29th day of September instant, at 11 o'clock A.M.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HAstings Alexander, Acting Registrar.

In re EDWARD BATES, deceased.

"

JOZE ANTONY, deceased.

All Claims the above states

must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINIS- TRATOR, before the 29th day of March, 1856, other- wise 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.

THE

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 18th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament, FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE A?|

HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT 1HE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership and all persons to whom the said Partnership stand; THE undersigned have been appointed AGENT: indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said CARR LUCAS, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1842. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES of CompaNY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers. For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton,-WALT, GRO. DICKSON, M.D, Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchant",

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, ́AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

H

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS.

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN

THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS.

MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon

99

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay. A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

POLICIES

World.

on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

MR

*Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

NOTICE.

&c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

IRON

FOR SALE. FRON SAFES of different sizes, DRAWING-ROOM GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRONS Rogers' CUTLTRY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWARE of every description.

WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANDS, PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUMS,

KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 21st September, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign 500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. Shanghae, 10th May, 1855.

11th August, 1855.

THOS. HUNT & Co,

Whampoa.

Tiongkong, 20”August, 1990;

LMADIERCI 10457

hals of those chargos for ea ——

9. 6. ROBENTS

NOTICE.

The Wongkong Government Gazette.

SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, seral Agents, and Auctioncers, Queen's made extensive arrangements in ENG the UNITED STATES, by which their OF GOODS, will be largely increased, ays on hand every description of SHIP ERY, and OILMÄN'S STORES, Sill's

FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels family use. Also, selected BEEF and K-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in ? SUGAR; Bent's WATER, Butter, CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, and BRANDIES of various kinds and SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. general assortment of well-selected HARD- RE SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and

PER “GOLDEN STATE,” LARGE Supply of WATER CRACKERS, WINE BISCUITS, SODA BISCUITS, and BUTTER CRACKERS.

A

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 20th September, 1855.

FOR SALE.

Very fast SIX-OARED GIG, built in Dublin.

This GIG is Copper-fastened, and neatly fitted with GRATING, Brass TILLEr, Awning, Mast, and SAIL. Apply to

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

FOR SALE.

3

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE, per Hamburg ship “ G. H. Wappaus.” (UPERIOR Dutch BUTTER, in small Kegs.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 20th September. 1855,

SUPE

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

=TFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA_ / /\ADRAS-manufactured CONDIMENTS, | Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

NERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly is climate.

ykong, 8th August, 1855,

CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED CURRY PASTE, KYAN SAUCE, BALU- OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Cents.

Single Copies, Twenty-five

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bongkong

EW SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 29TH SEPTEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 13.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby ren, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

3, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and ef Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased otify, that in consequence of the retirement of ADAM ALLACE ELMSLIE, Esquire, from the Public Service, Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon, Her jesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, appointed CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Esquire, to be tish Vice-Consul at Canton.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

erintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

n Act of Parliament having been passed "to enable ish Diplomatic and Consular Agents abroad to ad- Ester Oaths, and do Notarial Acts," a copy of the said is hereby gazetted, for public/information, by the er of His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Kt. LL.D., Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in

By Order,

12.

W. WOODGATE.

erintendency of Trade, Victoria, ongkong, 25th September, 1855.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO & DECIMO NONO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

-CAP. XLII.

Act to enable British Diplomatic and Consular Agents Abroad

to administer Oaths and do Notarial Acts.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary..

quired, and whenever he shall see necessary, to administer in such Foreign Country or Place any Oath or to take any Affidavit or Affirmation from any Person whomsoever, and also to do and per- form in such Foreign Country or Place all and every Notarial Acts or Act which any Notary Public could or might be required and is Britain and Ireland; and every such Oath, Affidavit, or Affirma- by Law empowered to do within the United Kingdom of Great tion, and every such Notarial Act, administered, sworn, affirmed, had, or done by or before such Ambassador, Envoy, Minister, Chargé d'Affaires, Secretary of Embassy or of Legation, Vice- Consul, Acting Consul, Pro-Consul, or Consular Agent, shall be as good, valid, and effectual, and shall be of like Force and Effect, to all Intents and Purposes, as if such Oath, Affidavit, or Affirmation, or Notarial Act, respectively, had been adininistered, sworn, affirmed, had, or done, before any Justice of the Peace or Notary Public in any Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain or Ireland, or before any other legal or competent Authority of the like Nature.

11. Affidavits taken before Ambassadors, &c., abroad may be used in Courts in the United Kingdom.— Affidavits and Affirmations so taken as aforesaid under the said Act of King George the Fourth or this Act, shall and may be received, read, and made use of in and before any Court of Law or Equity or other Judicature whatever in any Part of the United Kingdom, and the Judges and Officers thereof, in or in relation to any Action, Suit, Cause, Matter, or Proceeding in or before any such Court or Judicature, in like Manner, and shall be of the same Force and Effect, as Affidavits and Affirmations taken in or before such Court or Judicature, or by any Person duly commissioned or authorized by such Court or Judica- ture to take such Affidavits or, Affirmations, and shall be filed and dealt with accordingly.

III. Documents to be admitted in Evidence without Proof of the Seal or Signature of the Ambassador or other official Person.—Any Document purporting to have affixed, impresse sr subscribed thereon or thereto the Seal and Signature of any British Ambassa- dor, Envoy, Minister, Chargé d'Affaires, Secretary of Embassy or of Legation, Consul General, Consul, Vice-Consul, Acting Consul, Pro-Consul, or Consular Agent, in testimony of any such Oath, Affidavit, Affirmation, or Act having been administered, sworn, affirmed, had, or done, by or before him, shall be admitted in Evi- dence, without Proof of any such Seal and Signature being the Seal and Signature of the Person whose Seal and Signature the same purport to be, or of the official Character of such Person.

IV. Persons swearing or affirming Falsely quilty of Perjury-Any Person knowingly and wilfully making any false Oath, Affidavit, or Affirmation before any Person having Authority to administer such [2d July, 1855.] Oath or take such Affidavit or Affirmation under the said Act of G. 4, c. 87.-Whereas by an Act of the Sixth Year of King King George the Fourth or this Act, shall be deemed guilty of e the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-seven, Powers are given to Perjury, and such Offender may be charged, proceeded against, Consuls General and Consuls to administer Oaths and do tried, and dealt with in any County or Place in the United Kingdom al Acts in the Foreign Places to which they are appointed; in the same Manner in all respects as if the Offence had been com is expedient that the like Powers should be given to Ambas-mitted in such County or Place. and other Diplomatic Agents and to Vice-Consuls and Con- V. Persons Forging Seal or Signature guilty of Felony.-If any Agents Abroad: Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Person shall forge any such Seal or Signature as aforesaid, or shall gy, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual | tender in Evidence any such Document as aforesaid with a false or mporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, counterfeit Seal or Signature thereto, knowing the same to be false the Authority of the same, as follows:

or counterfeit, he shall be guilty of Felony, and shall upon Convic- Caths may be administered by Ambassadors and other Brition be liable to Penal Servitude for the Term of Four Years, or to Ministers Abroad. From and after the passing of this Act, it be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not ex-

and may be lawful for every British Ambassador, Envoy, ceeding Three Years nor less than One Year; and whenever der, Chargé d'Affaires, or Secretary of Embassy or of Lega- such Document has been admitted in. Evidence by virtue of this xercising his Functions in any Foreign Country, and for Act, the Court or the Person who has admitted the same may, at British Vice-Consul, Acting Consul,, Pro-Consul, or Cousular the Request of any Party against whom the same is so admitted in (as well as every Consul General or Consul) exercising his Evidence, direct that the same shall be impounded and be kept in ons in any Foreign Place, whenever he shall be thereto re- the Custody of some Officer of the Court or other proper Person,

any

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

for such Period, and subject to such Conditions, as to the said Court or Person shall seem meet; and every Person charged with committing any Felony under this Act may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence may be laid and charged to have been committed, in the County, District, or Place in which he may be apprehended or be in custody; and every

Tuesday

neichung, under Morrison Hill, will be held on the 2d Öctober, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Accessory before or after the Fact to any such Offence may be dealt Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence

laid and charged to have been committed, in any County,

or Place in which the principal Offender may be tried.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855,

Colonial Secretary.

District,+*T!#

邊四 水下將

GEORGE ADAM WIENER, Esq., having been duly appointed Consul at Hongkong for His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Austria, and Her Majesty The Queen having been graciously pleased to approve the appoint- ment, the same is hereby notified for general information. By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 36.

and sales

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby intimated, that the Land Sales notified in the Government Gazette to be held on the ground to be sold, on Tuesday the 25th September and Wednesday the 26th September, are Postponed in consequence of the inclemency of the weather..

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出臣在叉糧點改日皇 投山菸於局半於因叉 特 泥艹有鐘什風于

二地在 FUT

再地西日數舊日阻

歷司麥示

先日韓明在香港官

照得

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received on or before 12 Noon of the 6th October proximo, for Emptying the Public Dust-bins. and Cleansing the Public Drains in the City of Victoria, for a period of Six Months, commencing 15th October, 1851 Full particulars of the work to be performed will be given by the Superintendent of Police, to whom must be addressed each Tender, sealed, and endorsed “Tender for emptying Dust-bins, &c."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

The Sale at the site of the old Naval Stores will be held on Monday the 1st October, at half-past Four o'clock | Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, in the Afternoon; and the Sale at the West side of Wong- Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

Steam for navigation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT

T is hereby notined for general information, that SINGAPN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSHALLALLE, THE Partnership lately subsisting between M...

WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Esq., Acting

Chief Clerk, will, on and after the 1st proximo, take charge of and conduct the duties of this Department until further notice.

Post-Office. Hongkong,

THE

THOMAS HYLAND,

26th September, 1855.

Post-master.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE. VIE next GENERAL MAILS per Ganges," will be closed on SUNDAY, the 14th October, at 6 P.M.; and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

THOMAS HYLAND,

27th September, 1855,

NOTICE.

Post-master.

THE

HE Next SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held, on FRIDAY, the 5th day of October, 1855, at 12 o'clock Noon.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HAstings Alexander, Acting Registrar.

SHERIFF'S SALE,

Under Distress for Rent. THE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, 1 by Order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Sherif

of Hongkong, on MONDAY, 1st October, 1855, in

the VICTORIA EXCHANGE, at 1 o'clock P.M. precisely,

A quantity of CHINESE GOODS, consisting of,

-LACQUEREDware, DRAUGHT-BOARDS, TEA-CAD- DIES, PAPER-BOXES, WORK-BOXES, DESKS, Juss- STICK BOATS, IVORYWARE, FANS, INK, SILK Rem- NANTS, FANCY SHOES, CIGARS, Cigar-Boxes, GLASS PRESSES, TABLES, &C., &c., &c.

And,

A quantity of OLD IRON, 1 CLOCK, SCALES,

6 CHAIRS, &c.

& SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSUlar & Oriental Steam NavigA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “GANGES," Captain Bowen, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on MONDAY, the 15th October next,

at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation Company'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 Shipper 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.

1

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 24th September, 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION. MITUCION, on MONDAY, the 1st October, at MITH & BRIMELOW will sell by PUBLIC their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock A.M.,

25 Two-Maund Bags Chrystalized SUGAR. 12 Tierces 4000 Refined WHITE Crushed

SUGAR.

9 Casks SPLIT PEAS. 40 Dozens PALE ALE.

80,000 Manila CHEROOTS.

TERMS OF SALE,-C'ash before delivery, in Max-

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- | ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

ICAN Dollars,

MACEWEN & Co.,

Auctioneers,

(for G. DUDDELL.)

Hongkong, 28th September, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. / Shanghae, 10th May, 1855

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

ENOVATERRACI UN GN

|

|

KERTOOM

and Cara LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, z the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnersh Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCA; and all persons to whom the said Partnership standı indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac counts for liquidation to the said Caru Lucas, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм from all Liabilities in respect theret

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandler, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen' Road, having made extensive arrangements in Exg LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which the STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased. will keep always on hand every description of SHIP

CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill": BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, Butter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- for this climate. TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

11th August, 1855.

MA

THOS. HUNT & Co,

Whampoa.

FOR SALE.

ADRA S-manufactured CONDIMENTS CURRY PASTE, KYAN SAUCE, BALU- CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED,

200 Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

Also,

Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE,

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

for such Period, and subject to such Conditions, as to the said Court or Person shall seem meet; and every Person charged with committing any Felony under this Act may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence may be laid and charged to have been committed, in the County, District, or Place in which he may be apprehended or be in custody; and every

Tuesday

neichung, under Morrison Hill, will be held on the 2d Öctober, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Accessory before or after the Fact to any such Offence may be dealt Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence

laid and charged to have been committed, in any County,

or Place in which the principal Offender may be tried.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855,

Colonial Secretary.

District,+*T!#

邊四 水下將

GEORGE ADAM WIENER, Esq., having been duly appointed Consul at Hongkong for His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Austria, and Her Majesty The Queen having been graciously pleased to approve the appoint- ment, the same is hereby notified for general information. By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 36.

and sales

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby intimated, that the Land Sales notified in the Government Gazette to be held on the ground to be sold, on Tuesday the 25th September and Wednesday the 26th September, are Postponed in consequence of the inclemency of the weather..

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No. 37.

出臣在叉糧點改日皇 投山菸於局半於因叉 特 泥艹有鐘什風于

二地在 FUT

再地西日數舊日阻

歷司麥示

先日韓明在香港官

照得

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received on or before 12 Noon of the 6th October proximo, for Emptying the Public Dust-bins. and Cleansing the Public Drains in the City of Victoria, for a period of Six Months, commencing 15th October, 1851 Full particulars of the work to be performed will be given by the Superintendent of Police, to whom must be addressed each Tender, sealed, and endorsed “Tender for emptying Dust-bins, &c."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

The Sale at the site of the old Naval Stores will be held on Monday the 1st October, at half-past Four o'clock | Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, in the Afternoon; and the Sale at the West side of Wong- Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

Steam for navigation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT

T is hereby notined for general information, that SINGAPN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSHALLALLE, THE Partnership lately subsisting between M...

WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Esq., Acting

Chief Clerk, will, on and after the 1st proximo, take charge of and conduct the duties of this Department until further notice.

Post-Office. Hongkong,

THE

THOMAS HYLAND,

26th September, 1855.

Post-master.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE. VIE next GENERAL MAILS per Ganges," will be closed on SUNDAY, the 14th October, at 6 P.M.; and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

THOMAS HYLAND,

27th September, 1855,

NOTICE.

Post-master.

THE

HE Next SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held, on FRIDAY, the 5th day of October, 1855, at 12 o'clock Noon.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HAstings Alexander, Acting Registrar.

SHERIFF'S SALE,

Under Distress for Rent. THE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, 1 by Order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Sherif

of Hongkong, on MONDAY, 1st October, 1855, in

the VICTORIA EXCHANGE, at 1 o'clock P.M. precisely,

A quantity of CHINESE GOODS, consisting of,

-LACQUEREDware, DRAUGHT-BOARDS, TEA-CAD- DIES, PAPER-BOXES, WORK-BOXES, DESKS, Juss- STICK BOATS, IVORYWARE, FANS, INK, SILK Rem- NANTS, FANCY SHOES, CIGARS, Cigar-Boxes, GLASS PRESSES, TABLES, &C., &c., &c.

And,

A quantity of OLD IRON, 1 CLOCK, SCALES,

6 CHAIRS, &c.

& SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSUlar & Oriental Steam NavigA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “GANGES," Captain Bowen, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on MONDAY, the 15th October next,

at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation Company'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 Shipper 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.

1

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 24th September, 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION. MITUCION, on MONDAY, the 1st October, at MITH & BRIMELOW will sell by PUBLIC their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock A.M.,

25 Two-Maund Bags Chrystalized SUGAR. 12 Tierces 4000 Refined WHITE Crushed

SUGAR.

9 Casks SPLIT PEAS. 40 Dozens PALE ALE.

80,000 Manila CHEROOTS.

TERMS OF SALE,-C'ash before delivery, in Max-

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- | ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

ICAN Dollars,

MACEWEN & Co.,

Auctioneers,

(for G. DUDDELL.)

Hongkong, 28th September, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. / Shanghae, 10th May, 1855

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

ENOVATERRACI UN GN

|

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KERTOOM

and Cara LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, z the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnersh Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCA; and all persons to whom the said Partnership standı indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac counts for liquidation to the said Caru Lucas, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм from all Liabilities in respect theret

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandler, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen' Road, having made extensive arrangements in Exg LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which the STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased. will keep always on hand every description of SHIP

CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill": BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, Butter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- for this climate. TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

11th August, 1855.

MA

THOS. HUNT & Co,

Whampoa.

FOR SALE.

ADRA S-manufactured CONDIMENTS CURRY PASTE, KYAN SAUCE, BALU- CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED,

200 Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

Also,

Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE,

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

for such Period, and subject to such Conditions, as to the said Court or Person shall seem meet; and every Person charged with committing any Felony under this Act may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence may be laid and charged to have been committed, in the County, District, or Place in which he may be apprehended or be in custody; and every

Tuesday

neichung, under Morrison Hill, will be held on the 2d Öctober, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Accessory before or after the Fact to any such Offence may be dealt Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence

laid and charged to have been committed, in any County,

or Place in which the principal Offender may be tried.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855,

Colonial Secretary.

District,+*T!#

邊四 水下將

GEORGE ADAM WIENER, Esq., having been duly appointed Consul at Hongkong for His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Austria, and Her Majesty The Queen having been graciously pleased to approve the appoint- ment, the same is hereby notified for general information. By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 36.

and sales

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby intimated, that the Land Sales notified in the Government Gazette to be held on the ground to be sold, on Tuesday the 25th September and Wednesday the 26th September, are Postponed in consequence of the inclemency of the weather..

yp 餘馬點出師午投出十內 年 利鐘投軍四期投五

No. 37.

出臣在叉糧點改日皇 投山菸於局半於因叉 特 泥艹有鐘什風于

二地在 FUT

再地西日數舊日阻

歷司麥示

先日韓明在香港官

照得

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received on or before 12 Noon of the 6th October proximo, for Emptying the Public Dust-bins. and Cleansing the Public Drains in the City of Victoria, for a period of Six Months, commencing 15th October, 1851 Full particulars of the work to be performed will be given by the Superintendent of Police, to whom must be addressed each Tender, sealed, and endorsed “Tender for emptying Dust-bins, &c."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

The Sale at the site of the old Naval Stores will be held on Monday the 1st October, at half-past Four o'clock | Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, in the Afternoon; and the Sale at the West side of Wong- Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

Steam for navigation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT

T is hereby notined for general information, that SINGAPN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSHALLALLE, THE Partnership lately subsisting between M...

WILLIAM CHAPMAN, Esq., Acting

Chief Clerk, will, on and after the 1st proximo, take charge of and conduct the duties of this Department until further notice.

Post-Office. Hongkong,

THE

THOMAS HYLAND,

26th September, 1855.

Post-master.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE. VIE next GENERAL MAILS per Ganges," will be closed on SUNDAY, the 14th October, at 6 P.M.; and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

THOMAS HYLAND,

27th September, 1855,

NOTICE.

Post-master.

THE

HE Next SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held, on FRIDAY, the 5th day of October, 1855, at 12 o'clock Noon.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HAstings Alexander, Acting Registrar.

SHERIFF'S SALE,

Under Distress for Rent. THE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, 1 by Order of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq., Sherif

of Hongkong, on MONDAY, 1st October, 1855, in

the VICTORIA EXCHANGE, at 1 o'clock P.M. precisely,

A quantity of CHINESE GOODS, consisting of,

-LACQUEREDware, DRAUGHT-BOARDS, TEA-CAD- DIES, PAPER-BOXES, WORK-BOXES, DESKS, Juss- STICK BOATS, IVORYWARE, FANS, INK, SILK Rem- NANTS, FANCY SHOES, CIGARS, Cigar-Boxes, GLASS PRESSES, TABLES, &C., &c., &c.

And,

A quantity of OLD IRON, 1 CLOCK, SCALES,

6 CHAIRS, &c.

& SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

HE PENINSUlar & Oriental Steam NavigA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “GANGES," Captain Bowen, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on MONDAY, the 15th October next,

at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation Company'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 Shipper 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.

1

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 24th September, 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION. MITUCION, on MONDAY, the 1st October, at MITH & BRIMELOW will sell by PUBLIC their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock A.M.,

25 Two-Maund Bags Chrystalized SUGAR. 12 Tierces 4000 Refined WHITE Crushed

SUGAR.

9 Casks SPLIT PEAS. 40 Dozens PALE ALE.

80,000 Manila CHEROOTS.

TERMS OF SALE,-C'ash before delivery, in Max-

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- | ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

ICAN Dollars,

MACEWEN & Co.,

Auctioneers,

(for G. DUDDELL.)

Hongkong, 28th September, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON is authorized to sign

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co. / Shanghae, 10th May, 1855

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

ENOVATERRACI UN GN

|

|

KERTOOM

and Cara LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, z the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnersh Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCA; and all persons to whom the said Partnership standı indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac counts for liquidation to the said Caru Lucas, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм from all Liabilities in respect theret

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandler, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen' Road, having made extensive arrangements in Exg LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which the STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased. will keep always on hand every description of SHIP

CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill": BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, Butter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- for this climate. TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

11th August, 1855.

MA

THOS. HUNT & Co,

Whampoa.

FOR SALE.

ADRA S-manufactured CONDIMENTS CURRY PASTE, KYAN SAUCE, BALU- CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED,

200 Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

Also,

Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE,

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.

“Wɗgy of those charges for ĉa (**

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SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

The Hongkong Government Gazetik,

and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants,

wers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

always on hand an Assortment of SHIP HANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

nsive and well-selected supply of WINES SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS perior description.

AN'S STORES from the well known house Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over- Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

2. 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

THERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING.

undersigned have been appointed AGENTS =: Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNEK & Co.

Medical Advisers.

Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAND, M.D.

- Canton,—WALT. GRO. DICKSON, M.D.

kong, 9th August, 1855.

PER P. & O. STEAMER " GANGES.”

YORK HAMS and BERKELEY LOAF CHEESE.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s B6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES of Company's R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

-

COMPANY'S RUPEES L173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE P CENT LOANS, IN

DIRECTORs.

THE NAME OF MESSES APCAR & Co. Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., §. Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & Joaquịu, Singapore,

JORDAN & CO., Rangoon.

99

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang. OLICIES on GOODS, Freight, and TREASURE granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

POLICIES

World.

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

FOR SALE.

3

RON SAFES of different sizes, DRAWING-ROOM GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRONS, Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWARE of every description.

PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUMS, WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANDS, KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 21st September, 1855.

A

FOR SALE.

Very fast SIX-OARED GIG, built in Dublin.

This GIG is COPPER-FASTENED, and neatly fitted with GRATING, Brass TILLEr, Awning, Mast, and SAIL. Apply to

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

PERS

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING.

ERSONS having ENGRAVED PLATES may have VISITING CARDS (Enamelled or Plain) printed from them at the Office of the China Mail.

Hongkong, 29th March 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, 63 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for cach Repetition.

THE

Songkong

-SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 9TH SEPTEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 13.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

·

s before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, Notifications, and Public Papers, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Diplomatic Department.

n Act of Parliament having been passed "to enable British Diplomatic and Consular Agents abroad to ad- er Oaths, and do Notarial Acts," a copy of the said Act is hereby gazetted, for public information, by the of His Excellency SIR JOHN BOWRING, Kt. LL.D., Her Majesty's Chief Superintendent of British Trade in

By Order,

ntendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 25th September, 1955.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO & DECIMO NONO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ.

CAP. XLI.

W, WOODGATE,

et to enable British Diplomatic and Consular Agents Abroad to administer Oaths and do Notarial Aets.

[2d July, 1855.]

hereas by an Act of the Sixth Year of King George the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-seven, Powers are given ch Consuls General and Consuls to administer Oaths and do Notarial Acts in the Foreign Places to which e appointed; and it is expedient that the like Powers should be given to Ambassadors and other Diplomatic and to Vice-Consuls and Consular Agents Abroad: Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament ed, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

6 G. 4, ç. 87.

From and after the passing of this Act, it shall and may be lawful for every British Ambassador, Envoy, Oaths may be admi- r, Chargé d'Affaires, or Secretary of Embassy or of Legation, exercising his Functions in any Foreign nistered by Anibassas , and for every British Vice-Consul, Acting Consul, Pro-Consul, or Consular Agent (as well as every dors and other British General or Consul) exercising his Functions in any Foreign Place, whenever he shall be thereto required, Ministers Abroad. enever he shall see necessary, to administer in such Foreign Country or Place any Oath or to take any

it or Affirmation from any Person whomsoever, and also to do and perform in such Foreign Country or and every Notarial Acts or Act which any Notary Public could or might be required and is by Law em- d to do within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and every such Oath, Affidavit, or tion, and every such Notarial Act, administered, sworn, affirmed, had, or done by or before such Ambas- Envoy, Minister, Chargé d'Affaires, Secretary of Embassy or of Legation, Vice-Consul, Acting Cousal, nsul, or Consular Agent, shall be as good, valid, and effectual, and shall be of like Force and Elfee', to all and Purposes, as if such Oath, Affidavit, or Affirmation, or Notarial Act, respectively, had been administered, affirmed, had, or done, bèfore any Justice of the Peace or Notary Public in any Part of the United Kingdom t Britain or Ireland, or before any other legal or competent Authority of the like Nature.

Affidavits and Affirmations so taken as aforesaid under the said Act of King George the Fourth or this all and may be received, read, and made use of in and before any Court of Law or Equity or other Judica, fore Ambassadors &c., atever in any Part of the United Kingdom, and the Judges and Officers thereof, in or in relation to any abroad may be used Suit, Cause, Matter, or Proceeding in or before any such Court or Judicature, in like Manner, and in Courts in the United of the same Force and Effect, as Affidavits and Affirmations taken in or before such Court or Judicature, or Kingdom. Person duly commissioned or authorized by such Court of Judicature to take such Affidavits or Affirma- nd shall be filed and dealt with accordingly.

Affidavits taken be-

1. Any Document purporting to have affixed, impressed, or subscribed thereon or thereto the Seal and Documents to be are of any British Ambassador, Envoy, Minister, Chargé d'Affaires, Secretary of Embassy or of Legation, admitted in Evidence General, Consul, Vice-Consul, Acting Consul, Pro-Consul, or Consular Agent, iu testimony of any such without Proof of the Alidavit, Affirmation, or Act having been administered, sworn, affirmed, had, or done, by or before him, shall Seal or Signature of stted in Evidence, without Proof of any such Seal and Signature being the Seal and Signature of the Person other official Person. Seal and Signature the same purport to be, or of the official Character of such Person.

Persons swearing or

the Ambassador or

. Any Person knowingly and wilfully making any false Oath, Affidavit, or Affirmation before any Person Authorityster such Oath or take such Affidavit or Affirmation under the said Act of King George affirming Falsely guil. arth or this shall be deemed guilty of Perjury, and such Offender may be charged, proceeded against, ty of Perjury. - ad dealt with in auy County or Place in the United Kingdom in the same Manner in all respects as if the had been committed in such County or Place.

If any Person shall forge any such Seal or Signature as aforesaid, or shall tender in Evidence any such Persons Forging Seal

eut as aforesaid with a false or counterfeit Seal or Signature thereto, knowing the same to be false or or Signature guilty of feit, he shall be guilty of Felony, and shall upon Conviction be liable to Penal Servitude for the Term of Felony,,

ears, or to be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding Three Years nor less

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than One Year; and whenever any such Document has been admitted in Evidence by virtue of this Act, the C or the Person who has admitted the same may, at the Request of any Party against whom the same is so adu în Evidence, direct that the same shall be impounded and be kept in the Custody of some Officer of the Cours other proper Person, for such Period, and subject to such Conditions, as to the said Court or Person shall meet; and every Person charged with committing any Felony under this Act may be dealt with, indicted, tried, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence may be laid and charged to have been committed, in the County, Distt. or Piace in which he may be apprehended or be in custody; and every Accessory before or after the Fact to such Offence may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence laid and charged have been committed, in any County, District, or Place in which the principal Offender may be tried.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify, that in consequence of the retirement of ADAM Wallace ElmsLIE, Esquire, from the Public Service The Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has appointed CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Esquire, to be British Vice-Consul at Canton.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

GEORGE ADAM WIENER, Esq., having been duly -appointed Consul at Hongkong for His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Austria, and Her Majesty The Queen having been graciously pleased to approve the appoint- ment, the same is hereby notified for general information. By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 36.

and isales

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby intimated, that the Land Sales notified in the Government Gazette to be held on the ground to be sold, on Tuesday the 25th September and Wednesday the 26th September, are Postponed in consequence of the inclemency of the weather.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

T is hereby notified for general information, that

WILLIAM CHAPMAN. Esq., the Acting Chief Clerk, will, on and ufter the 1st proximo, take charge of and conduct the duties of this Department until further notice.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Hongkong,

26th September, 1855.

Post-master.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

61 Ganges," E next GENERAL MAILS per will be closed on SUNDAY, the 14th October, at 6 P.M.; and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

THOMAS HYLAND,

27th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

Post-master.

THE Next SESSIONS of the SUPREME

THE

COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held, on FRIDAY, the 5th day of October, 1855, at 12 o'clock Noon.

+

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HAstings AlexaNDER, Acting Registrar.

FOR SALE.

MADRAS-manufactured CONDIMENTS,

CURRY PASTE, KYAN SAUCE, BALU-

The Sale at the site of the old Naval Stores will held on Monday the 1st October, at half-past Four o'ch........ in the Afternoon; and the Sale at the West side of Wor neichung, under Morrison Hill, will be held on Tuesd the 2d October, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

乙卯年八月十五啟

Culonial Secretary.

日出投兹因風所阻

月十五日又于十六

先日聲明在香港官

内有皇家地于八

乙診十邊四段水下將日月報先

餘馬出師午投出十內 皮利鐘投軍四期

臣在叉糧

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No. 37.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received on or before 12 Noon of the 6th October proximo, for Emptying the Public Dust-bing and Cleansing the Public Drains in the City of Victoria, fr a period of Six Months, commencing 15th October, 1853 Full particulars of the work to be performed will given by the Superintendent of Police, to whom must b addressed each Tender, sealed, and endorsed "Tender fo emptying Dust-bins, &c."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

SHERIFF'S SALE, Under Distress for Rent.

HE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION,

neder of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq. Sherif of Hongkong, on MONDAY, 1st October, 1855, in the VICTORIA EXCHANGE, at 1 o'clock P.M. precisely,- A quantity of CHINESE GOODS, consisting of, -LACQUEREDWare, Draught-BOARDS, TEA-CAD- DIES, PAPER BOXES, WORK-BOXES, DESKS, Joss stick Boats, Ivoryware, Fans, InK, SILK REM Nants, Fancy Shoes, Cigars, Cigar-Boxes, GLASS PRESSES, TABLES, &c., &c., &c.

And,

A quantity of OLD IROŃ, 1 CLOCK, SCALES, 6 CHAIRS, &c.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- ICAN Dollars.

MACEWEN, & Co.,

Auctioneers, (for G. DUDDELL.)

Hongkong, 28th September, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STORÉKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

JUST RECEIVED,

CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED 200 Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

!

Also, Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.!

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT 1HE Partnership lately subsisting between M KERTOOM GALOOST MacKERTOOм and Ca

TH

Lucas, heretofore carrying on business under the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual e- firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, wak sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartner - Firm are to be received by the said CARR LOC and all persons to whom the said Partnership sta: - indebted, are requested to send their respective A counts for liquidation to the said CARR LUCAS, has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Fi and fully discharged the said Mackerroom GaLGE"

M. G. MACKERTOOM. MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect there

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

SMK

PUBLIC AUCTION. MITH & BRIMELOW will sell by Pur AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 1st October, their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock A.M.~- 25 Two-Maund Bags Chrystalized SUGA 12 Tierces 4000 Refined White Crake

SUGAR.

9 Casks SPLIT PEAS.

40 Dozens PALE ALE.

80,000 Manila CHEROOTS.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in Mr: ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

IRON

FOR SALE.

́RON SAFES of different sizes, Drawing-10* GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRON Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWA! of every description.

PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUX WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANI KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

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than One Year; and whenever any such Document has been admitted in Evidence by virtue of this Act, the C or the Person who has admitted the same may, at the Request of any Party against whom the same is so adu în Evidence, direct that the same shall be impounded and be kept in the Custody of some Officer of the Cours other proper Person, for such Period, and subject to such Conditions, as to the said Court or Person shall meet; and every Person charged with committing any Felony under this Act may be dealt with, indicted, tried, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence may be laid and charged to have been committed, in the County, Distt. or Piace in which he may be apprehended or be in custody; and every Accessory before or after the Fact to such Offence may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence laid and charged have been committed, in any County, District, or Place in which the principal Offender may be tried.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify, that in consequence of the retirement of ADAM Wallace ElmsLIE, Esquire, from the Public Service The Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has appointed CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Esquire, to be British Vice-Consul at Canton.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

GEORGE ADAM WIENER, Esq., having been duly -appointed Consul at Hongkong for His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Austria, and Her Majesty The Queen having been graciously pleased to approve the appoint- ment, the same is hereby notified for general information. By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 36.

and isales

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby intimated, that the Land Sales notified in the Government Gazette to be held on the ground to be sold, on Tuesday the 25th September and Wednesday the 26th September, are Postponed in consequence of the inclemency of the weather.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

T is hereby notified for general information, that

WILLIAM CHAPMAN. Esq., the Acting Chief Clerk, will, on and ufter the 1st proximo, take charge of and conduct the duties of this Department until further notice.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Hongkong,

26th September, 1855.

Post-master.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

61 Ganges," E next GENERAL MAILS per will be closed on SUNDAY, the 14th October, at 6 P.M.; and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

THOMAS HYLAND,

27th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

Post-master.

THE Next SESSIONS of the SUPREME

THE

COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held, on FRIDAY, the 5th day of October, 1855, at 12 o'clock Noon.

+

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HAstings AlexaNDER, Acting Registrar.

FOR SALE.

MADRAS-manufactured CONDIMENTS,

CURRY PASTE, KYAN SAUCE, BALU-

The Sale at the site of the old Naval Stores will held on Monday the 1st October, at half-past Four o'ch........ in the Afternoon; and the Sale at the West side of Wor neichung, under Morrison Hill, will be held on Tuesd the 2d October, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

乙卯年八月十五啟

Culonial Secretary.

日出投兹因風所阻

月十五日又于十六

先日聲明在香港官

内有皇家地于八

乙診十邊四段水下將日月報先

餘馬出師午投出十內 皮利鐘投軍四期

臣在叉糧

皇明

於局

No. 37.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received on or before 12 Noon of the 6th October proximo, for Emptying the Public Dust-bing and Cleansing the Public Drains in the City of Victoria, fr a period of Six Months, commencing 15th October, 1853 Full particulars of the work to be performed will given by the Superintendent of Police, to whom must b addressed each Tender, sealed, and endorsed "Tender fo emptying Dust-bins, &c."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

SHERIFF'S SALE, Under Distress for Rent.

HE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION,

neder of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq. Sherif of Hongkong, on MONDAY, 1st October, 1855, in the VICTORIA EXCHANGE, at 1 o'clock P.M. precisely,- A quantity of CHINESE GOODS, consisting of, -LACQUEREDWare, Draught-BOARDS, TEA-CAD- DIES, PAPER BOXES, WORK-BOXES, DESKS, Joss stick Boats, Ivoryware, Fans, InK, SILK REM Nants, Fancy Shoes, Cigars, Cigar-Boxes, GLASS PRESSES, TABLES, &c., &c., &c.

And,

A quantity of OLD IROŃ, 1 CLOCK, SCALES, 6 CHAIRS, &c.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- ICAN Dollars.

MACEWEN, & Co.,

Auctioneers, (for G. DUDDELL.)

Hongkong, 28th September, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STORÉKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

JUST RECEIVED,

CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED 200 Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

!

Also, Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.!

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT 1HE Partnership lately subsisting between M KERTOOM GALOOST MacKERTOOм and Ca

TH

Lucas, heretofore carrying on business under the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual e- firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, wak sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartner - Firm are to be received by the said CARR LOC and all persons to whom the said Partnership sta: - indebted, are requested to send their respective A counts for liquidation to the said CARR LUCAS, has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Fi and fully discharged the said Mackerroom GaLGE"

M. G. MACKERTOOM. MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect there

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

SMK

PUBLIC AUCTION. MITH & BRIMELOW will sell by Pur AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 1st October, their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock A.M.~- 25 Two-Maund Bags Chrystalized SUGA 12 Tierces 4000 Refined White Crake

SUGAR.

9 Casks SPLIT PEAS.

40 Dozens PALE ALE.

80,000 Manila CHEROOTS.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in Mr: ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

IRON

FOR SALE.

́RON SAFES of different sizes, Drawing-10* GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRON Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWA! of every description.

PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUX WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANI KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

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than One Year; and whenever any such Document has been admitted in Evidence by virtue of this Act, the C or the Person who has admitted the same may, at the Request of any Party against whom the same is so adu în Evidence, direct that the same shall be impounded and be kept in the Custody of some Officer of the Cours other proper Person, for such Period, and subject to such Conditions, as to the said Court or Person shall meet; and every Person charged with committing any Felony under this Act may be dealt with, indicted, tried, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence may be laid and charged to have been committed, in the County, Distt. or Piace in which he may be apprehended or be in custody; and every Accessory before or after the Fact to such Offence may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and, if convicted, sentenced, and his Offence laid and charged have been committed, in any County, District, or Place in which the principal Offender may be tried.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify, that in consequence of the retirement of ADAM Wallace ElmsLIE, Esquire, from the Public Service The Right Honorable The Earl of Clarendon, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has appointed CHARLES A. WINCHESTER, Esquire, to be British Vice-Consul at Canton.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 35.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

GEORGE ADAM WIENER, Esq., having been duly -appointed Consul at Hongkong for His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Austria, and Her Majesty The Queen having been graciously pleased to approve the appoint- ment, the same is hereby notified for general information. By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

No. 36.

and isales

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby intimated, that the Land Sales notified in the Government Gazette to be held on the ground to be sold, on Tuesday the 25th September and Wednesday the 26th September, are Postponed in consequence of the inclemency of the weather.

POST-OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

T is hereby notified for general information, that

WILLIAM CHAPMAN. Esq., the Acting Chief Clerk, will, on and ufter the 1st proximo, take charge of and conduct the duties of this Department until further notice.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post-Office, Hongkong,

26th September, 1855.

Post-master.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

61 Ganges," E next GENERAL MAILS per will be closed on SUNDAY, the 14th October, at 6 P.M.; and the CUSTOMARY SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning be- tween the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

THOMAS HYLAND,

27th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

Post-master.

THE Next SESSIONS of the SUPREME

THE

COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION, will be held, on FRIDAY, the 5th day of October, 1855, at 12 o'clock Noon.

+

BY ORDER OF THE COURT,

WILLIAM HAstings AlexaNDER, Acting Registrar.

FOR SALE.

MADRAS-manufactured CONDIMENTS,

CURRY PASTE, KYAN SAUCE, BALU-

The Sale at the site of the old Naval Stores will held on Monday the 1st October, at half-past Four o'ch........ in the Afternoon; and the Sale at the West side of Wor neichung, under Morrison Hill, will be held on Tuesd the 2d October, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 25th September, 1855.

乙卯年八月十五啟

Culonial Secretary.

日出投兹因風所阻

月十五日又于十六

先日聲明在香港官

内有皇家地于八

乙診十邊四段水下將日月報先

餘馬出師午投出十內 皮利鐘投軍四期

臣在叉糧

皇明

於局

No. 37.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Tenders will be received on or before 12 Noon of the 6th October proximo, for Emptying the Public Dust-bing and Cleansing the Public Drains in the City of Victoria, fr a period of Six Months, commencing 15th October, 1853 Full particulars of the work to be performed will given by the Superintendent of Police, to whom must b addressed each Tender, sealed, and endorsed "Tender fo emptying Dust-bins, &c."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

SHERIFF'S SALE, Under Distress for Rent.

HE undersigned will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION,

neder of W. H. MITCHELL, Esq. Sherif of Hongkong, on MONDAY, 1st October, 1855, in the VICTORIA EXCHANGE, at 1 o'clock P.M. precisely,- A quantity of CHINESE GOODS, consisting of, -LACQUEREDWare, Draught-BOARDS, TEA-CAD- DIES, PAPER BOXES, WORK-BOXES, DESKS, Joss stick Boats, Ivoryware, Fans, InK, SILK REM Nants, Fancy Shoes, Cigars, Cigar-Boxes, GLASS PRESSES, TABLES, &c., &c., &c.

And,

A quantity of OLD IROŃ, 1 CLOCK, SCALES, 6 CHAIRS, &c.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in MEX- ICAN Dollars.

MACEWEN, & Co.,

Auctioneers, (for G. DUDDELL.)

Hongkong, 28th September, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STORÉKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

JUST RECEIVED,

CHOU, SHRIMP SAUCE, and Calcutta PICKLED 200 Baskets of Fresh SELTZER WATER.

OYSTERS.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

!

Also, Superior HOCK, CLARET, & CHAMPAGNE.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d July, 1855.!

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT 1HE Partnership lately subsisting between M KERTOOM GALOOST MacKERTOOм and Ca

TH

Lucas, heretofore carrying on business under the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual e- firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, wak sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartner - Firm are to be received by the said CARR LOC and all persons to whom the said Partnership sta: - indebted, are requested to send their respective A counts for liquidation to the said CARR LUCAS, has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Fi and fully discharged the said Mackerroom GaLGE"

M. G. MACKERTOOM. MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect there

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

SMK

PUBLIC AUCTION. MITH & BRIMELOW will sell by Pur AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 1st October, their Sale Rooms, Queen's Road, at 11 o'clock A.M.~- 25 Two-Maund Bags Chrystalized SUGA 12 Tierces 4000 Refined White Crake

SUGAR.

9 Casks SPLIT PEAS.

40 Dozens PALE ALE.

80,000 Manila CHEROOTS.

TERMS OF SALE,—Cash before delivery, in Mr: ICAN Dollars, weighed at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 27th September, 1855.

IRON

FOR SALE.

́RON SAFES of different sizes, Drawing-10* GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRON Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWA! of every description.

PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUX WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANI KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

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VAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE G'ILE. ABEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON;

Also, hingation

DOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

NOTICE.

PER P. & O. STEAMER “ GANGES.”

FRJAMES CHAM ON is authorized to siguYORK HAMS and BERKELEY LOAF CHEESE.

our Firm per procuration from this date.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 10th May, 1855

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

THOS. HUNT & Co.,

Whampoa.

GANGES 500

E PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA-

TION COMPANY's Steam-ship -in Bowes, with Her Mojesty's Mails, Passen- Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will this on MONDAY, the 15th October next,

P.M.

ARGO will be received on board until 5 p.m. The 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and ARCELS until 2 r.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding F&RIGHT and PASSAGE, y at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE REQUIRED.

4 Written Declaration of the Contents and Value

▸ Packages for the Overland Koute is required | Egyptian Government, and must be delivered Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do hold themselves responsible for any Detention or indice which may happen from incorrectness in

declaration.

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Navigation Company's Office, gkong, 24th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's , having made extensive arrangements in ENG- and the UNITED STATES, by which their

■CK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, keep always on hand every description of SHIP ANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill's ITER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels ssly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and K, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in - Crusked SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER, SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, ES and BRANDIES of various kinds and -, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. a general assortment of well-selected HARD- RE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and TFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- NERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly =is climate.

ongkong, 8th August, 1855.

|

11th August, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP HANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retaf Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

HA

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES

&c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 SterLING.

THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Cunton, and

TURNEK & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton, WALT. GRO. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

A

FOR SALE.

Very fast SIX-OARED GIG, built in Dublin.

This GIG is COPPER-PASTENED, and neatly and SALL. Apply to fitted with GRATING, Brass TILLER, Awning, Mast,

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, Hongkong, 24th August, 1855.

PER

COPPER-PLATE PRINTING. ERSONS having ENGRAVED PLATES may have VISITING CARDS (Enamelled or Plain) printed from them at the Office of the China Mail.

Hongkong, 29th March 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 25th September, 1855,

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s B6,00,000. Divided into SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACH.

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 6TH OCTOBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 14.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby -en, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to comme from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

El, as before, be the only Official Organ for Proclamations, NotificatIONS, and PUBLIC Papers, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department,

It has been officially announced to His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, that, by a Decree dated Manila, 29th gust, 1855, the Exportation of Rice and Paddy from the Philippines is permitted on the following Conditions:-

1st, That the Exportation of Rice and Paddy be placed under no Restrictions and Formalities other than those ch apply to articles in which the Trade is free.

2d, That the Exportation of Rice and Paddy be allowed in the Ports of Manila, Sual, Currimao, Salomague, Miguel, Iloilo, Capiz, and Antique.

3d, That no License be required from the Supreme Government, but that Permissions be given by the Admi- ators of the Customs where Custom Houses are established, and by the Governors of Provinces where there are Custom

4th, uses.

That the Exportation for Foreign parts shall cease, if in any Week the Price shall continue during Four ecutive Days above Eighteen Reals in the Manila, and above Fourteen in the Provincial Markets; but it shall ree when, for Four consecutive Days in a Week, the Price shall fall below these limits.

5th, It is ordered that a return of Prices be made by the respective authorities on every Saturday Evening. 6th, That on the Last Day of every Month, a Return of the Quantities of Rice Exported and Particulars of Ex- ation be made to the Supreme Authorities.

7th, That an Official Return of the Prices of all Articles of Export be made Monthly to the Military and ance Intendants.

8th, That the Prices which are to regulate the Exportation of Paddy are 9 (nine) Reals in the Manila and even) in the Provincial Markets.

All which is published for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st October, 1855.

W. WOODGATE.

38.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency The Governor having been pleased to cancel the Commission of the Peace hitherto existent, rts information to this effect to be made public; and also notifies, that a new Commission was appointed on the 3d

nt, consisting of the following Gentlemen :-

e Honorable W. T. MERCER, Esq.

ze Honorable Lieut.-Col. H. H. GRAHAM,

e Honorable W. T. BRIDGES, Esq.

e Honorable C. B. HILLIER, Esq.

me Honorable J. F. Edger, Esq. HARLES ST GEORge Cleverly, Esq. ̄. H. MITCHELL, Esq.

CHARLES MAY, Esq. Joseph Jardine, Esq. JOHN C. BOWRING, Esq. George Lyall, Esq., R. C. ANTROBUS, Esq. J. D. GIBB, Esq. C. F. STILL, Esq.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 4th October, 1855.

R. S. WALKER, Esq. John Rickett, Esq. A. C. MACLEAN, Esq. T. C. LESLIE, Esq. ANGUS FLETCHER, Esq.. Samuel Gray, Esq.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

No. 39.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At a Meeting of the Executive Council held at the Government Offices, on Wednesday, the 3d instant, the following Gentlemen being then present, and having taken the necessary Oaths, were declared Justices of the Peace for this Colony and its Dependencies ;-

The Honorable W. T. MERCER, Esq. The Honorable Lient.-Col. H. H. GRAHAM. The Honorable C. B. HILLIER, Esq. The Honorable J. F. Enger, Esq. CHARLES St George Cleverly, Esq.

Charles May, Esq. JOSEPH JARDINE, Esq.

JOHN CHARLES Bowring, Esq. GEORGE LYALL, Esq.

JOHN D. GIBB, Esq. Charles F. STILL, Esq. R. S. WALKER, Esq. JOHN RICKETT, Esq.,

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By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th October, 1855.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. of 1855.

By His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., 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 Regulate the Storage of Gunpowder within the Colony of Hongkong.

[

1855.] Whereas the Lives and Property of the Inhabitants of this Colony are endangered by the improper Storage of Gunpowder in the Town and Harbour of Victoria and elsewhere; and whereas Ordinance No. 1 of 1848, entitled "An Ordinance to Regulate the Manufacture and Storage of a certain Description of "Gunpowder within the Colony of Hongkong," does not sufficiently provide against such Danger, and it is advisable to repeal and consolidate in one Ordinance certain clauses of Ordinance No. 1 of 1855, entitled "An Ordinance to enforce Neutrality during the Contest now existing in China," having reference to Guns and Gunpowder:

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That Ordinance No. 1 of 1848 and Sections IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII of Ordinance No. 1 of 1855, be, and the same are, hereby repealed.

II. And be it further enacted and ordained, That from and after the

no person shall, within Hongkong and its Dependencies or the Waters thereof, Manufacture any Gun, Cannon, or other Machine, which can be used for the discharge of Ammunition, or any Shot or any Gunpowder, or other Explosive Substance of the nature of Gunpowder, or capable of being employed in discharging Cannon, or any Stinkpots, or any Composition of the same or similar nature as that whereof Stinkpots are composed, under Penalty, upon conviction of a breach of any part of this Section, to Imprisonment for a Term not exceeding Twelve Calendar Months, and of a Fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars, such Penalties to be accumulative or not at the discretion of the Adjudicating Tribunal.

III. And be it further enacted and ordained, That no person shall, within Hongkong and its Depen dencies or the Waters thereof, Sell, Barter, or willingly part with the possession, under any excuse whatso- ever, of any Gun, Cannon, or other Instrument which can be used for the discharge of Ammunition (ex- cepting always European Fowling-pieces and Pistols of every description whatever), or any Shot, or any Gunpowder, or other Explosive Substance of the nature of Gunpowder, or capable of being employed in the same manner as Gunpowder, without having previously obtained, in each particular instance, a Permit in writing from the Chief Magistrate or any two Justices of the Peace; and such Permit shall state the Nature of the Transaction and the Person to whom the Property is to be transferred, Provided always, that the necessity for such Permit shall not extend to European Gunpowder in quantities not exceeding Five Pounds at one time on any one day, and that any person convicted of a breach under this Section shall be liable to a Fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars or to Imprisonment for a term not exceeding Twelve Months.

IV. That any person who shall, within this Colony or its Dependencies, without a License for that pur pose being first had and obtained from the Colonial Secretary, have in his possession or control, or in that of his Servants, in any House, Shop, Warehouse, Building, Ship, or Boat, or any other place either on the Land or on the Water, at any one time, in any shape or form, a greater quantity of Gunpowder or Gun Cotton for sale or otherwise than Ten Pounds in weight, shall be liable, upon due conviction before a Magistrate, to pay a Fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars and in default of Payment of such Fine, to Imprisonment for any period not exceeding Six Calendar Months, and that such Gunpowder or Gun Cotton shall be forfeited to the Crown.

V. It shall be lawful for the Colonial Secretary to grant to any person whom he shall deem fit and proper a License for the Sale or Keeping in Deposit, within the limits of the towns of Victoria, Aberdeen, and Stanley, in this Colony, any quantity of Gunpowder or Gun Cotton not exceeding

in weight, for keeping in deposit without the limits of either of the said towns any quantity of Gunpowder or Gun Cotton on such Conditions as shall be specified in such License; and any person who shall be guilty of a Breach of any such Conditions shall, on conviction before a Magistrate, be liable to a Forfeiture of his License and of all Gunpowder or Gun Cotton in his possession, and also to a Fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

At a Meeting of the Executive Council held at the Government Offices, on Wednesday, the 3d instant, the following Gentlemen being then present, and having taken the necessary Oaths, were declared Justices of the Peace for this Colony and its Dependencies ;-

The Honorable W. T. MERCER, Esq. The Honorable Lient.-Col. H. H. GRAHAM. The Honorable C. B. HILLIER, Esq. The Honorable J. F. Enger, Esq. CHARLES St George Cleverly, Esq.

Charles May, Esq. JOSEPH JARDINE, Esq.

JOHN CHARLES Bowring, Esq. GEORGE LYALL, Esq.

JOHN D. GIBB, Esq. Charles F. STILL, Esq. R. S. WALKER, Esq. JOHN RICKETT, Esq.,

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By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th October, 1855.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO NONO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. of 1855.

By His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Knight, LL.D., 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 Regulate the Storage of Gunpowder within the Colony of Hongkong.

[

1855.] Whereas the Lives and Property of the Inhabitants of this Colony are endangered by the improper Storage of Gunpowder in the Town and Harbour of Victoria and elsewhere; and whereas Ordinance No. 1 of 1848, entitled "An Ordinance to Regulate the Manufacture and Storage of a certain Description of "Gunpowder within the Colony of Hongkong," does not sufficiently provide against such Danger, and it is advisable to repeal and consolidate in one Ordinance certain clauses of Ordinance No. 1 of 1855, entitled "An Ordinance to enforce Neutrality during the Contest now existing in China," having reference to Guns and Gunpowder:

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council thereof, That Ordinance No. 1 of 1848 and Sections IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII of Ordinance No. 1 of 1855, be, and the same are, hereby repealed.

II. And be it further enacted and ordained, That from and after the

no person shall, within Hongkong and its Dependencies or the Waters thereof, Manufacture any Gun, Cannon, or other Machine, which can be used for the discharge of Ammunition, or any Shot or any Gunpowder, or other Explosive Substance of the nature of Gunpowder, or capable of being employed in discharging Cannon, or any Stinkpots, or any Composition of the same or similar nature as that whereof Stinkpots are composed, under Penalty, upon conviction of a breach of any part of this Section, to Imprisonment for a Term not exceeding Twelve Calendar Months, and of a Fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars, such Penalties to be accumulative or not at the discretion of the Adjudicating Tribunal.

III. And be it further enacted and ordained, That no person shall, within Hongkong and its Depen dencies or the Waters thereof, Sell, Barter, or willingly part with the possession, under any excuse whatso- ever, of any Gun, Cannon, or other Instrument which can be used for the discharge of Ammunition (ex- cepting always European Fowling-pieces and Pistols of every description whatever), or any Shot, or any Gunpowder, or other Explosive Substance of the nature of Gunpowder, or capable of being employed in the same manner as Gunpowder, without having previously obtained, in each particular instance, a Permit in writing from the Chief Magistrate or any two Justices of the Peace; and such Permit shall state the Nature of the Transaction and the Person to whom the Property is to be transferred, Provided always, that the necessity for such Permit shall not extend to European Gunpowder in quantities not exceeding Five Pounds at one time on any one day, and that any person convicted of a breach under this Section shall be liable to a Fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars or to Imprisonment for a term not exceeding Twelve Months.

IV. That any person who shall, within this Colony or its Dependencies, without a License for that pur pose being first had and obtained from the Colonial Secretary, have in his possession or control, or in that of his Servants, in any House, Shop, Warehouse, Building, Ship, or Boat, or any other place either on the Land or on the Water, at any one time, in any shape or form, a greater quantity of Gunpowder or Gun Cotton for sale or otherwise than Ten Pounds in weight, shall be liable, upon due conviction before a Magistrate, to pay a Fine not exceeding Five Hundred Dollars and in default of Payment of such Fine, to Imprisonment for any period not exceeding Six Calendar Months, and that such Gunpowder or Gun Cotton shall be forfeited to the Crown.

V. It shall be lawful for the Colonial Secretary to grant to any person whom he shall deem fit and proper a License for the Sale or Keeping in Deposit, within the limits of the towns of Victoria, Aberdeen, and Stanley, in this Colony, any quantity of Gunpowder or Gun Cotton not exceeding

in weight, for keeping in deposit without the limits of either of the said towns any quantity of Gunpowder or Gun Cotton on such Conditions as shall be specified in such License; and any person who shall be guilty of a Breach of any such Conditions shall, on conviction before a Magistrate, be liable to a Forfeiture of his License and of all Gunpowder or Gun Cotton in his possession, and also to a Fine not exceeding One Hundred Dollars.

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VI. That it shall be lawful for the said Colonial Secretary to withdraw, by an Order in writing, any ase granted under this Ordinance and subject thereto; such License shall be in force for Twelve Months longer, but shall be renewable by the said Colonial Secretary at his discretion on the same or any Terms and Conditions; and such License shall also provide for the Transit of Gunpowder or Gun Cotton ene place to another within this Colony in such manner and in such quantity as shall be deemed ble for the safety of the Inhabitants of this Colony, and every person offending against such provisions be liable to a Fine not exceeding Fifty Dollars.

VII. That if Information be given on Oath or Affirmation to any Magistrate that there is reasonable for suspecting that any Gunpowder or Gun Cotton is, contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, or possessed by any person, such Magistrate may issue his Warrant directing any Police Officer to h either by day or by night any House, Shop, Dwelling, Warehouse, Ship, or Boat, or any other place ron land or water, in which he has reasonable ground to suspect any Gunpowder or Gun Cotton to pt or stored contrary to the Provisions of this Ordinance; and any Vehicle of Land or Water Carriage in hany Gunpowder or Gun Cotton may be suspected to be carried, or any Person suspected of carry- the same contrary to License or the Provisions of this 'Ordinance, and all Gunpowder or Gun Cotton id on such search, shall, together with the Articles in which it may be stored, be immediately seized and

in sate custody by the Police until it shall be adjudged whether the same shall be forfeited. VIII. That all Fines and Penalties to be imposed under this Ordinance shall be imposed and recovered a Summary manner before the Chief or Assistant Magistrate of Police according to the Provisions of inance No. 10 of 1844.

IX. That nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be held to extend to Government Naval or tary Stores, or to Gunpowder stored on board of Ships which shall not have arrived in the Harbours of Colony more than Fourteen Days; and that all Licenses issuable hereunder shall be grantable upon a or Charge to be paid into the Office of the Colonial Treasurer.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT

IE FLAG-STAFF, with all its FITTINGS, as it now stands at the lute GOVERNMENT HOUSE ring Gardens, will be sold by Public Auction, se Lot, on THURSDAY, the 11th instant, at en o'clock in the Forenoon, on the Premises.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale und Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,,

always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

By Order,

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY, HACHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Surveyor General.

yor General's Office, Victoria,

5th October, 1855.

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Steam for

JAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

DEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. E PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “ GANGES," in BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will this on MONDAY, the 15th October next,

M.

RGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and CELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th,

Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation any's Office, Hongkong.

ONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PADKAGES, ARE

REQUIRED.

Written Declaration of the Contents and Value Packages for the Overland Route is required Egyptian Government, and must be delivered Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills ling or with Parcels; and the Company do A themselves responsible for any Detention or fire which may happen from incorrectness in eclaration. ̧

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Navigation Company's Office,

kong, 24th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

RTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 SterlING.

E undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

& Hongkong, Cunton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers.

Hongkong, W. A. HARLAND, M.D.

or Canton,-WALT. Gro. Dickson, M.D. gkong, 9th August, 1855.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

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CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES of CompanNY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME Of the DirecTORS.

MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

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Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

World.

EX "KOH-I-NOOR.”

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EX * EARL OF HARDWICKE.”“ N Invoice of Europe CORDAGE, from 1 to 8

Ainch; CHAIN CABLES, &C.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

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FOR SALE.

N Invoice of MUNTZ YELLOW METAL, from 16 to 28 oz.; also COMPOSITION NAILS, and SHEATHING FELT.

SMITII & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent... All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said CARR LUCAS, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

FOR SALE.

RON SAFES of different sizes, DRAWING-ROOM GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRONS, Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWARE of every description.

PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUMS, WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANDS, KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 21st September, 1855.

NOTICE.

DE

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's

STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their will keep always on hand every description of SHL' CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill': BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATter, Butter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and

N extensive Assortment of WINES, BEER, PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA-

ASPIRITS, &c., consisting of

40 Octaves Old Pale SherRY.

24 Quarter-casks do.

6 Hhds. very superior PALE SHERRY,

30 Cases Glenlivet WHISKEY.

20 3-dozen Cases superior CHAMPAGNE. 50 Cases Fine PALE BRANDY.

30 Cases Fruity Old PORT.

10 Hhds. Martell's BRANDY,

5 do. Booth's Cordial GiN. 500 Dozens Allsopp's ALE, bottled by F. Friend.

30 Hhds. PORTER, &c., &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

11th August, 1855.

THOS. HUNT & Co., Whampoa.

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VI. That it shall be lawful for the said Colonial Secretary to withdraw, by an Order in writing, any ase granted under this Ordinance and subject thereto; such License shall be in force for Twelve Months longer, but shall be renewable by the said Colonial Secretary at his discretion on the same or any Terms and Conditions; and such License shall also provide for the Transit of Gunpowder or Gun Cotton ene place to another within this Colony in such manner and in such quantity as shall be deemed ble for the safety of the Inhabitants of this Colony, and every person offending against such provisions be liable to a Fine not exceeding Fifty Dollars.

VII. That if Information be given on Oath or Affirmation to any Magistrate that there is reasonable for suspecting that any Gunpowder or Gun Cotton is, contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, or possessed by any person, such Magistrate may issue his Warrant directing any Police Officer to h either by day or by night any House, Shop, Dwelling, Warehouse, Ship, or Boat, or any other place ron land or water, in which he has reasonable ground to suspect any Gunpowder or Gun Cotton to pt or stored contrary to the Provisions of this Ordinance; and any Vehicle of Land or Water Carriage in hany Gunpowder or Gun Cotton may be suspected to be carried, or any Person suspected of carry- the same contrary to License or the Provisions of this 'Ordinance, and all Gunpowder or Gun Cotton id on such search, shall, together with the Articles in which it may be stored, be immediately seized and

in sate custody by the Police until it shall be adjudged whether the same shall be forfeited. VIII. That all Fines and Penalties to be imposed under this Ordinance shall be imposed and recovered a Summary manner before the Chief or Assistant Magistrate of Police according to the Provisions of inance No. 10 of 1844.

IX. That nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be held to extend to Government Naval or tary Stores, or to Gunpowder stored on board of Ships which shall not have arrived in the Harbours of Colony more than Fourteen Days; and that all Licenses issuable hereunder shall be grantable upon a or Charge to be paid into the Office of the Colonial Treasurer.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT

IE FLAG-STAFF, with all its FITTINGS, as it now stands at the lute GOVERNMENT HOUSE ring Gardens, will be sold by Public Auction, se Lot, on THURSDAY, the 11th instant, at en o'clock in the Forenoon, on the Premises.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale und Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,,

always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

By Order,

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY, HACHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Surveyor General.

yor General's Office, Victoria,

5th October, 1855.

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投爲此特示

乙卯年八

在下環舊日

杆連繩纜一切出

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日上午十一點鐘

Steam for

JAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

DEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. E PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship “ GANGES," in BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will this on MONDAY, the 15th October next,

M.

RGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and CELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th,

Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, at the Peninsular & Öriental Steam Navigation any's Office, Hongkong.

ONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PADKAGES, ARE

REQUIRED.

Written Declaration of the Contents and Value Packages for the Overland Route is required Egyptian Government, and must be delivered Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills ling or with Parcels; and the Company do A themselves responsible for any Detention or fire which may happen from incorrectness in eclaration. ̧

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Navigation Company's Office,

kong, 24th September, 1855.

NOTICE.

RTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 SterlING.

E undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

& Hongkong, Cunton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers.

Hongkong, W. A. HARLAND, M.D.

or Canton,-WALT. Gro. Dickson, M.D. gkong, 9th August, 1855.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

Ꮯ Ꭺ Ꭱ Ꭰ .

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES of CompanNY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME Of the DirecTORS.

MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

"

"

POLICE

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay. A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang. OLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

World.

EX "KOH-I-NOOR.”

3

EX * EARL OF HARDWICKE.”“ N Invoice of Europe CORDAGE, from 1 to 8

Ainch; CHAIN CABLES, &C.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

A

FOR SALE.

N Invoice of MUNTZ YELLOW METAL, from 16 to 28 oz.; also COMPOSITION NAILS, and SHEATHING FELT.

SMITII & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent... All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said CARR LUCAS, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

FOR SALE.

RON SAFES of different sizes, DRAWING-ROOM GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRONS, Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWARE of every description.

PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUMS, WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANDS, KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 21st September, 1855.

NOTICE.

DE

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's

STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their will keep always on hand every description of SHL' CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill': BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATter, Butter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and

N extensive Assortment of WINES, BEER, PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA-

ASPIRITS, &c., consisting of

40 Octaves Old Pale SherRY.

24 Quarter-casks do.

6 Hhds. very superior PALE SHERRY,

30 Cases Glenlivet WHISKEY.

20 3-dozen Cases superior CHAMPAGNE. 50 Cases Fine PALE BRANDY.

30 Cases Fruity Old PORT.

10 Hhds. Martell's BRANDY,

5 do. Booth's Cordial GiN. 500 Dozens Allsopp's ALE, bottled by F. Friend.

30 Hhds. PORTER, &c., &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

11th August, 1855.

THOS. HUNT & Co., Whampoa.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.- PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five Centa. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

THE

Bangkong

SERIES.

Government

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 13TH OCTOBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 15.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that “THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE

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■s before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONs, Notifications, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

hereby notified, that, under the terms of Ordinance of 1844, Friday, the 16th day of November next, for a Special Session of Justices of the Peace, to on that day at the Office of the Chief Magistrate ce, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for the

considering Applications for Licenses for the Sale pur- tuous and Fermented Liquors during the year com-

the 1st December next.

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ications for such Licenses must be lodged at the Magistrate's Office at least Ten Days before the in the form prescribed by the Ordinance above ed.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Secretary's Office, Victoria, kong, 8th October, 1855.

privilege

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W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Full particulars of the Rental and Dimensions of these Lots will be made public in the next Gazette, and the Plans will be shewn and every information afforded at the Surveyor General's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th October, 1855,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department,

His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, Chief Superinten- dent of British Trade in China, has directed the following. Despatch from Commander Vansittart of Her Majesty's Sloop Bittern to Mr Acting Vice-Consul Winchester (Ningpo), giving an account of the destruction of a strong Piratical Fleet at Shih-poo, to be published for general information.

Gambling House

OVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

eas certain Chinese have falsely represented them- holding the privilege of Keeping Gaming Houses is Colony under the Sanction and Authority of ent: Notice is hereby given, that no such Privi- s, and that, on receipt of sufficient information, ons shall be dealt with strictly according to law. ation is invited for the purpose of discovering the above mentioned, and will be received at the the Superintendent of Police.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Secretary's Office, Victoria, gkong, 9th October, 1855.

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sales

VERNMENT NOTIFICATION. is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will -y Public Auction on the 16th November next which will be offered for competition in two ots, that parcel of Ground Northward of the Court-house and Post-office.

By Order.

Piratical

FreeT

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 12th October, 1855.

No. 3 of 1855.

H. M.'s SLOOP Bittern, CHINHAE, 25th September, 1855. SIR,-On returning into port this afternoon, I hasten to thank you for the additional information respecting Piratical Fleets in this 16th instant, and announcing the jeopardy in which some ladies were neighbourhood, conveyed to me by Mr Interpreter Meadows on placed by the doings of those villains. I decided to proceed to the rescue without delay, fortunately having had the services of the merchant steamer Paoushun placed at our disposal; and I have the satisfaction of informing you, that we re-captured in Shih-poo the Ningpo boat taken from Mr Russell near Sin-kea-mun. The enclosed note and an umbrella scemed to be all the recoverable property.

2. You will regret to learn that a complete success against the Shih-poo nest of Pirates has not been obtained without serious loss. We all deplore the death of a valuable officer, the Master, Mr Turner, as also of a marine and fifteen others wounded, three of whom have lost a leg. Happily falling in with the P. & O. steamer Lady Mary Wood, on her way to Shanghae, the kindness of Captain Jamieson enabled us to forward the cases of amputations thither for quiet and comfortable treatment, not obtainable in a brig actively employed.

3. Timing the tide, we entered the beautiful harbor of Shih-poo the Piratical Squadron was observed moored in a good position, with on 18th instant, by its Northern channel, on opening which pass their guns commanding it, various bauners flying, and decks crowded Here the Paoushun's towing became invaluable; but, four Marine Lots, each of about One Hund, we were exposed to a continued and heavy fire from the she was steaming her best, and the Bittern was under age, a certain portion of the Ground extending Piratical Squadron for nearly a quarter of an hour, before we could From the Harbour-master's Boat-house.

anchor and spring into a good position for making a desirable return;

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but having closed within their first range, very much of their fire

went over us.

4. We found ourselves opposed to twenty-two West-coast boats, three of them of very large size. One, having a line of fourteen guns bearing upon us, attracted notice, and was the earliest sunk, going down with her banners flying. The Pirates stood to their guns well at first, for although engaging at reduced charge distance, we were upwards of an hour silencing them, only occasionally ceasing, to spring ship into position. Then the remains of the crews, either in large bodies took to the shore, or tried to escape in two of their captures. One we dismasted, and, driving on shore, they were over- powered by the country people; the Paoushun chased the other out of the harbor, and seized her outside. Only one of the twenty- two West-coast boats was found sufficiently uninjured to bring away; some went down before the guns could be removed, or blew up, guns and all; the twenty-one wrecks were burnt and destroyed

at low water.

5. The country people assured us that there were upwards of one thousand, chiefly Canton men, in the Squadron, with nearly two hundred guns, varying in size and shape. The quantities of powder, stinkpots, shot, &, &c., found on board and destroyed, was quite astonishing; the chiefs had given out that a War-brig was coming with a Steamer, and that it should be seen how they, the Pirates, would deal with them. Ten or twelve of this Squadron had met us to the Northward, and had lately returned from Shan-tung. The sub- prefect having applied to me through Mr Interpreter Sinclair for assistance in overpowering a body of three or four hundred that threatened the main town of Shih-poo, and had established themselves in a walled position commanding the main causeway into the city,| I landed a strong party under the 2d Lieutenant, who, taking them | in flank, dislodged them without sustaining injury from the fire of their gingalls, and following them up, thoroughly dispersed or destroyed them, handing prisoners over to the Mandarins, whom I had requested to be in attendance, Mr Sinclair kindly, although not without personal risk, accompanying the expedition.

The stock and chains had been removed; parts of the chains we found cut into lengths, mixed with their shot beside the large gr on board some of the fleet. These anchors, one marked "318 the other "Tom Bowline, Newcastle," besides a third smaller which, being iron-stocked, without mark, might have served as the heavy anchor of a vessel such as the Nymph, we have brough away. It is fair to suppose, as the deposition of Eli M. Boggs been proved so correct in this instance, that it is truthful througho 7. Besides the recaptured Ningpo boat, we released oue inc rately large Shan-tung trading-vessel, and two smaller ones different builds: one, for which no owner could be found, handed over to the Mandarins. It may be worthy of remark, how determinedly the Pirates had arranged their plan of resistance Besides removing guns to the side engaged, in some instances t guns on the in-shore side of their craft were turned round so as !? fire out across their decks over the other tier. The vessel we hate brought away was saved by their having moored one of the mer chant craft alongside, laden to the right depth with coals, &c., &c. so that their guns just peered over her. Then came bales of cotter between the muzzles of the guns on the decks of the mercha craft. This most complete and curious battery ↓ examined mysch before it was removed. One of our shells had fired some of the cotton or powder about her decks, but no shot had penetrates through the "fender." The two other merchant vessels moored for same purpose; but lacking the lading, had proved useless. W have brought away about one hundred guns, and retained one pri soner, whom, volunteering evidence, it may be useful to keep for examination.

8. Finally, yesterday having anchored off Sin-kea-mun channel, i sent boats to examine it, and to push on to Pootoo to offer assistance or passage hither to any Europeans remaining on that island. Neither Pirates nor Europeans were met with, so I trust they have returned hither without accident; indeed the complete success of H. M. Sloop at Shih-poo may have the effect of ridding this neigh borhood for the present of all smaller villains. Doubtless many such exist; for, boarding a Niugpo boat of no size, armed with'

man sent hence with us declared him pirate; then honest. Withia an hour of his being allowed to proceed, fishing-boats came to inform as that he was a pirate. We should have difficulty in dealing with these smaller craft, as of course they would not attack the Bittera or her boats. I should have mentioned that, examining the large village or southern part of the island of Tung-mun the morning we left Shih-poo, Mr Interpreter Sinclair was assured by the Chinese Elders that the entire remainder of the Pirates had been seized or cut off by the country people.—I have, &c., &C.,-

6. On following days we thoroughly examined the island and village off which the Pirates were inoored. This is at the north-small gun, the man shewed a pass of old date. At first, the officia! ernmost part of the harbour, somewhat sheltered by some small islands; the main town threatened by the Pirates being a mile further to southward, opposite the island of Tung-mun. How far the village is piratical, it is difficult to pronounce; doubtless there exists collusion between them, so said some of their neighbors. Many of the Pirates had certainly been living on shore; they had been giving plays, and enjoying themselves. But, doubting the honesty of my informers, and seeing crowds of children about, I agreed with Mr Sinclair (whose presence has been of the greatest assistance), that it was impossible to do more than warn the villagers,. through their Elders, of the risk they incurred by having any deal- ings with the Pirates, and required them to deliver up any muni- tions of war late belonging to the fleet. Near one of the two stone jetties projecting off from this village, we found the two anchors deposed to before you as being there, by Eli Boggs, the American.

NOTICE.

Steam for

(Signed,) E. W. VANSITTART,

Commander.

True Copy,

W. Woodgate.

EXKOH-I-NOOR.”

N extensive Assortment of WINES, BEER,

THE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLESPIRITS, &c., consisting of THE

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the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton." are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

Y Order of W. H. Alexander, Esq., Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, -the undersigned will sell by AUCTION, on a day next week to be named in Handbills, the EFFECTS belonging to the Estates of the undermentioned deceased Persons,--James Lindow, EDWARD BATES, and Jozz ANTONY, consisting of,-WEARING AP- PAREL, TRUNKS, BOXES, and sundry other articles, which will be named in Handbills.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer. Hongkong, 13th October, 1855,

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm, the business will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855.

FOR SALE!

IRON SAFES, of different sized FIRE-IRONS, GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRONS, Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWARE of every description.

WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANDS, KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 21st September, 1855.

|

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

40 Octaves Old PALE SHERRY.

do.

24 Quarter-casks Also, navigation..

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM Naviga-

THPORN COMPANY'S Steam-ship. GANGES,"

Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on MONDAY, the 15th October next; at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company'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 Shipper 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.

ROB: S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 24th September, 1855.

FOR SALE.

N Invoice of MUNTZ YELLOW METAL, from 16 to 28 oz.; also COMPOSITION NAILS,

AN

and SHEATHING FELT.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

6 Hhds. very superior PALE SHERRY. 30 Cases Glenlivet WHISKEY.

20 3-dozen Cases superior CHAMPAGNE. 50 Cases Fine PALE BRANDY,

30 Cases Fruity Old Port.

10 Hhds. Martell's BRANDY.

5

do. Booth's Cordial Gin. 500 Dozens Allsopp's ALE, bottled by F. Friend.

30 Hhds. PORTER, &c., &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

EX “EARL OF HARDWICKE.” N Invoice of Europe CORDAGE, from 1 to 8

Ainch; CHAIN CABLES, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandler, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased will keep always on hand every description of SI CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sil BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barres expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's Water, Buttka, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS. WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressi for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

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but having closed within their first range, very much of their fire

went over us.

4. We found ourselves opposed to twenty-two West-coast boats, three of them of very large size. One, having a line of fourteen guns bearing upon us, attracted notice, and was the earliest sunk, going down with her banners flying. The Pirates stood to their guns well at first, for although engaging at reduced charge distance, we were upwards of an hour silencing them, only occasionally ceasing, to spring ship into position. Then the remains of the crews, either in large bodies took to the shore, or tried to escape in two of their captures. One we dismasted, and, driving on shore, they were over- powered by the country people; the Paoushun chased the other out of the harbor, and seized her outside. Only one of the twenty- two West-coast boats was found sufficiently uninjured to bring away; some went down before the guns could be removed, or blew up, guns and all; the twenty-one wrecks were burnt and destroyed

at low water.

5. The country people assured us that there were upwards of one thousand, chiefly Canton men, in the Squadron, with nearly two hundred guns, varying in size and shape. The quantities of powder, stinkpots, shot, &, &c., found on board and destroyed, was quite astonishing; the chiefs had given out that a War-brig was coming with a Steamer, and that it should be seen how they, the Pirates, would deal with them. Ten or twelve of this Squadron had met us to the Northward, and had lately returned from Shan-tung. The sub- prefect having applied to me through Mr Interpreter Sinclair for assistance in overpowering a body of three or four hundred that threatened the main town of Shih-poo, and had established themselves in a walled position commanding the main causeway into the city,| I landed a strong party under the 2d Lieutenant, who, taking them | in flank, dislodged them without sustaining injury from the fire of their gingalls, and following them up, thoroughly dispersed or destroyed them, handing prisoners over to the Mandarins, whom I had requested to be in attendance, Mr Sinclair kindly, although not without personal risk, accompanying the expedition.

The stock and chains had been removed; parts of the chains we found cut into lengths, mixed with their shot beside the large gr on board some of the fleet. These anchors, one marked "318 the other "Tom Bowline, Newcastle," besides a third smaller which, being iron-stocked, without mark, might have served as the heavy anchor of a vessel such as the Nymph, we have brough away. It is fair to suppose, as the deposition of Eli M. Boggs been proved so correct in this instance, that it is truthful througho 7. Besides the recaptured Ningpo boat, we released oue inc rately large Shan-tung trading-vessel, and two smaller ones different builds: one, for which no owner could be found, handed over to the Mandarins. It may be worthy of remark, how determinedly the Pirates had arranged their plan of resistance Besides removing guns to the side engaged, in some instances t guns on the in-shore side of their craft were turned round so as !? fire out across their decks over the other tier. The vessel we hate brought away was saved by their having moored one of the mer chant craft alongside, laden to the right depth with coals, &c., &c. so that their guns just peered over her. Then came bales of cotter between the muzzles of the guns on the decks of the mercha craft. This most complete and curious battery ↓ examined mysch before it was removed. One of our shells had fired some of the cotton or powder about her decks, but no shot had penetrates through the "fender." The two other merchant vessels moored for same purpose; but lacking the lading, had proved useless. W have brought away about one hundred guns, and retained one pri soner, whom, volunteering evidence, it may be useful to keep for examination.

8. Finally, yesterday having anchored off Sin-kea-mun channel, i sent boats to examine it, and to push on to Pootoo to offer assistance or passage hither to any Europeans remaining on that island. Neither Pirates nor Europeans were met with, so I trust they have returned hither without accident; indeed the complete success of H. M. Sloop at Shih-poo may have the effect of ridding this neigh borhood for the present of all smaller villains. Doubtless many such exist; for, boarding a Niugpo boat of no size, armed with'

man sent hence with us declared him pirate; then honest. Withia an hour of his being allowed to proceed, fishing-boats came to inform as that he was a pirate. We should have difficulty in dealing with these smaller craft, as of course they would not attack the Bittera or her boats. I should have mentioned that, examining the large village or southern part of the island of Tung-mun the morning we left Shih-poo, Mr Interpreter Sinclair was assured by the Chinese Elders that the entire remainder of the Pirates had been seized or cut off by the country people.—I have, &c., &C.,-

6. On following days we thoroughly examined the island and village off which the Pirates were inoored. This is at the north-small gun, the man shewed a pass of old date. At first, the officia! ernmost part of the harbour, somewhat sheltered by some small islands; the main town threatened by the Pirates being a mile further to southward, opposite the island of Tung-mun. How far the village is piratical, it is difficult to pronounce; doubtless there exists collusion between them, so said some of their neighbors. Many of the Pirates had certainly been living on shore; they had been giving plays, and enjoying themselves. But, doubting the honesty of my informers, and seeing crowds of children about, I agreed with Mr Sinclair (whose presence has been of the greatest assistance), that it was impossible to do more than warn the villagers,. through their Elders, of the risk they incurred by having any deal- ings with the Pirates, and required them to deliver up any muni- tions of war late belonging to the fleet. Near one of the two stone jetties projecting off from this village, we found the two anchors deposed to before you as being there, by Eli Boggs, the American.

NOTICE.

Steam for

(Signed,) E. W. VANSITTART,

Commander.

True Copy,

W. Woodgate.

EXKOH-I-NOOR.”

N extensive Assortment of WINES, BEER,

THE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of SINGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLESPIRITS, &c., consisting of THE

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the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton." are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

Y Order of W. H. Alexander, Esq., Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, -the undersigned will sell by AUCTION, on a day next week to be named in Handbills, the EFFECTS belonging to the Estates of the undermentioned deceased Persons,--James Lindow, EDWARD BATES, and Jozz ANTONY, consisting of,-WEARING AP- PAREL, TRUNKS, BOXES, and sundry other articles, which will be named in Handbills.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer. Hongkong, 13th October, 1855,

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm, the business will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855.

FOR SALE!

IRON SAFES, of different sized FIRE-IRONS, GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRONS, Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWARE of every description.

WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANDS, KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 21st September, 1855.

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ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES, & SOUTHAMPTON;

40 Octaves Old PALE SHERRY.

do.

24 Quarter-casks Also, navigation..

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM Naviga-

THPORN COMPANY'S Steam-ship. GANGES,"

Captain BowEN, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on MONDAY, the 15th October next; at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company'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 Shipper 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.

ROB: S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 24th September, 1855.

FOR SALE.

N Invoice of MUNTZ YELLOW METAL, from 16 to 28 oz.; also COMPOSITION NAILS,

AN

and SHEATHING FELT.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

6 Hhds. very superior PALE SHERRY. 30 Cases Glenlivet WHISKEY.

20 3-dozen Cases superior CHAMPAGNE. 50 Cases Fine PALE BRANDY,

30 Cases Fruity Old Port.

10 Hhds. Martell's BRANDY.

5

do. Booth's Cordial Gin. 500 Dozens Allsopp's ALE, bottled by F. Friend.

30 Hhds. PORTER, &c., &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

EX “EARL OF HARDWICKE.” N Invoice of Europe CORDAGE, from 1 to 8

Ainch; CHAIN CABLES, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

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NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandler, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased will keep always on hand every description of SI CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sil BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barres expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's Water, Buttka, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS. WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressi for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

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SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants,

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, "AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, SER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, ac, of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house si Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over 2nd Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer

und Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE..

HONGKONG INSURANCE COMPANY.

BRANCH of this Insurance Company has been opened at FOOCHOW, and Risks can be is noted by the Agents of the Office there, Mesars ey / LINDSAY & Co.

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LINDSAY & Co., Secretaries, Hongkong Insurance Co. Hongkong 11th October, 1855..

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s B6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY. SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT. XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

THE FOUR & FIVE PER Cânt Loans, IN

THE NAME OF TUR DIRECTORS. MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Culcutta.

Agents.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT HE Partnership lately subsisting between Mac- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership · Firm are to be received by the said CARR Lucas;. and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands IN indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM.

Messrs T. A. Ginu & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore,

99

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JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

POLICIES

OLICIES on Goods, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

World:

Y. J. MURROW.

Agent in China.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galego FLOUR.

THOS. HUNT & Co.,

Whampoa.

500

11th August, 1855.

FOR FREIGHT OR CHARTER, To any part of the World. THE Barque "ROCKET,” 400 Tons Register.

Apply to

THE

WILLIAMS, ANTHON & Co.. Hongkong, 1st October, 1855.

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD.

́· Capital £1,259,760 SterlinG.

THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers. ́

Hongkong, W. A. Harland, M.

For Canton, WALT. GEO. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.--

· PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five Cents.

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GAZETTE.

Government

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Voz. I. No: 16.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

"THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLamations, NotificATIONS, and PUBLIC Papers, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

Tand sales.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will he held by Public Auction on the 16th November next ensuing, at which will be offered for competition, in two Marine Lots, that parcel of Ground Northward of the Supreme Court-house and Post-office

Also in four Marine. Lots, each of about One Hundred Feet frontage, a certain portion of the Ground extending Eastward from the Harbour-master's Boat-house, together

noon.

with other Lots in Caine Road and Wanchi, the whole as

annexed Schedule.

The Sale to coninence at Two o'clock in the After-

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

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W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Auction on Friday

the 16th November, 1855.

BOUNDARY Measure- ConTENT

£ 8. d.

ORDER

OF SALE.

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IN

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SQUARE

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N.

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14,400 30.0.0 22,500 50.0.0 22,500|50. 0. 0 28,12562.10. 0

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No.44.

地尺

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. It is hereby notified that the name of Captain WATKINS. R.N., Harbour Master and Marine Magistrate, has been added by His Excellency the Governor, to the List of Justices of the Peace, and that at a Meeting of the Executive Council, held at.the Government Offices on Tuesday the 16th instant, the following Gentlemen, being then present, and having taken the necessary Oaths, were declared Justices of the Peace for the Colony of long- kong and its Dependencies.

The Honorable W. T. BRIDGES, Esquire, Captain T. V. WaTKINs, K.N.

W. H. MITCHELL, Esquire. R. C. ANTHOBus, Esquire. T. C. L'sLIE, Esquire. ANGUS FLKTCHER, Esquire. By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

2,500 9. 1. 6 Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

At

Sous Movement against the Empire of China. Are they not aware Bat such proceedings are ytterly forbidden by the Laws of this Government, and that they expose both Principals and Accessaries to very severe penalties ?

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th October, 1855.

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NOTICE.

Creditors of, and Debters to, the Estate of the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of | the Barque Countess of Winton,” are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. II. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo,

10th September. 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO Sixty, SharES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACH,

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME of the DIRECTORS.

MESSES APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta,

Agents.

Messrs T. A. Ginв & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

"9

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore,

JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

POLICIES

OLICIES on Goods, Freight, and Treasure, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

World.

DE

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers, General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in ENG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sill's BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK÷WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER,

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Gooriumratait.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, "AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

H CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, | &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 Sterling. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

THE

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton, Walt. Gro. DickSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

General StoRÉKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC KERTOOM GALOOST MẠCKERTOOм and CARR Lucas, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- All Debts due to the said late Copartnership sent.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE,

500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Galleon FLOUR

11th August, 1855.

I'

THOS. HUNT & (

Whampoa.

FOR SALE

[RON SAFES of different sizes. Drawing-nov GRATES, FENDERS and FIRE-IRON- Rogers' CUTLERY, ELECTRO-PLATEDWAR- of every description.

PAPIER-MACHE WRITING-DESKS, ALBUM. WORK-BOXES, CARD-CASES, INK-STANDS KNITTING-BOXES, WATCH-STANDS, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

Hongkong, 21st September, 1855.

EX "KOH-I-NOOR.”

N extensive Assortment of WINES, BEER,

ASPIRITS, &c., consisting of

40 Octaves Old Pale SHERRY.

24 Quarter-casks

6

do.

hds. very superior PALE SHERRY. 30 Cases Glenlivet WHISKEY.

20 3-dozen Cases superior CHAMPAGNE. 50 Cases Fine PALE BRANDY, 30 Cases Fruity Old Port.

10 Hhds. Martell's BRANDY.

5 do. Booth's CORDIAL GIN.

500 Dozens Allsopp's ALE, bottled by F. Friend

30 Hhds. PORTER, &c., &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

EX EARL OF HARDWICKE“ N Invoice of Europe CORDAGE, from 1 to 1

Aich; CHAIN CABLES, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day be

admitted a Partner in our Firm, the busines will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855.

NOTICE.

and SDA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS. Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS MR

WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. | indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- | counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- | and fully discharged the said Mackerroom GalOOST TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly | Mackerroom from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. for this climate.

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

R W. H. GREEN is authorized to sign our

Firm at Foochow.

Canton, 13th October, 1855.

GILMAN & Co.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong. PRICE, 63 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty.f Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 27TH OCTOBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 17.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby ren, that a New SERIES of this Gazette will be published hercafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

1, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

47.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretáry.

With reference to Government Notification No. 46, iting an Attack of a Warlike character upon any person in any part of

reby intimated, that amongst the Conditions of Sale as rds Lots Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, will be inserted one e effect that, on these Lots, the Buildings to be erected only be of a Construction to be approved in writing by Surveyor General, and of the same character as those be immediate vicinity.

By Order, W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

onial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th October, 1855.

18.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The following Return of Notes in Circulation and cie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank oration in Hongkong, is published for general in- nation,

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

nial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 22d October, 1855.

int of the Average amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the Month ing 29th September, 1855, rendered in accordance with the erms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED..................................... $165,994,

exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding. iental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st October, 1855.

SAM: GRAY, Manager.

e Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the Specie shown accorded in Amount with the Terms of the Charter.

0th October, 1855.

19.

R. RIENAECKER,

Colonial Treasurer.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. The subjoined Translation of a Proclamation issued to Chinese Community of Hongkong by His Excellency JOHN BOWRING, Governor and Commander-in-Chief,

&c., &c., is published for general information.

*

ereas the Island of Hongkong is a part of the Dominions of Britain, and governed by its Laws: as the people of every whatsoever thereto resorting, either to reside or to trade, are ed to the protection of the British Government, so is no one of no matter to what nation belonging, exempt from punishment Laws if he venture to break them. formation has been received that Meetings have of late been ly held in the Colony by persons engaged in planning a. Sedi- Movement against the Empire of China. Are they not aware such proceedings are utterly forbidden by the Laws of this ernment, and that they expose both Principals and Accessaries to severe penalties?

It being deemed right to make public without loss of time the prohibitions of the law affecting this offence Notice is hereby given to all the Inhabitants of the Colony, that any person, whether Chi- nese or of any other nation, detected in making, planning, or arrang- China, will be proceeded against with the utmost rigour of the Law.) Such of you, the Chinese Population, as continue to pursue your avocations in peace, will have the benefit of protection as heretofore ; but those who, ungrateful for that protection, presume to make use of this Colony as a place in which they may assemble to contrive Sedition, shall be handed over, the moment they are discovered, to the Chinese authorities to be dealt with. The warning given, it will be followed by the execution of the Law. Let every one at- tend and obey!

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th October, 1855.

No. 50.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor and Commander-in-Chief, in consequence of the temporary indisposition of The Honorable JOHN WALTER HULME, Esquire, Chief Justice, has, under his Hand and Seal of the Colony, appointed The Honorable WILLIAM THOMAS BRIDGES, Esquire, Acting Attorney General, to be Presi- dent, and The Honorable WILLIAM THOMAS MERCER, Esquire, Colonial Secretary, and The Honorable Lieuten- ant-Colonel HENRY HOPE GRAHAM, Commanding the Forces, to be members of a Commission to discharge the Office of Chief Justice at the next ensuing Criminal Ses- sions, and no longer; and His Excellency has been further pleased to appoint, under Ordinance No. 6 of 1846, HENRY KINGSMILL, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law, to perform the duties of Attorney General at the Sessions aforesaid.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th October, 1855.

No. 46.

Land sales.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will be held by Public Auction on the 16th November next ensuing, at which will be offered for competition, in two Marine Lots, that parcel of Ground Northward of the Supreme Court-house and Post-office.

Also in four Marine Lots, each of about One Hundred Feet frontage, a certain portion of the Ground extending Eastward from the Harbour-master's Boat-house, together with other Lots in Caine Road and Wanchi, the whole as per annexed Schedule.

The Sale to commence at Two o'clock in the After-

noon.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th October, 1855.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Auction on Friday October last, with H. E. The Rear-Admiral Commandit

the 16th November, 1855.

Hongkong, 25th October, 1855.

in Chief.

BOUNDARY MEASURE- CONTENT

By Order,

ORDER

MENTS.

IN

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LOCALITY.

SQUARE

SALE.

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S. E. W.

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COPY OF THE ENGLISH ACT OF RATIFICATION AS DELIVERED TO

THE JAPANESE COMMISSIONERS.

Whereas a Convention for regulating the admission of Britis 87 170 170 14,790 32.12. 0.Ships into the Ports of the Empire of Japan, was concluded a signed, in the English and Japanese languages, at Nagasaki, on th Fourteenth day of October, One Thousand Eight Hundred an Fifty-four, by SIR JAMES STIRLING, Kuight, Rear-Admiral ar Commander-in-Chief of the Ships and Vessels of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the East Indies and Seas adjacent, acting on behalf of Her said Majesty and by the High and Illustrious Officers MEZI-NO-CHEKFU NO KAM Obunyo of Nagasaki, and NAGAI EVAN OCHO, Omedski of Nagasaki 115 115 100 100 11,500 36.10. 0 acting on behalf of His Imperial Highness The Emperor of Japan the English original of which Convention is, word for word, as follows:-

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第十

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CONVENTION FOR REGULATING THE ADMISSION OF BRITISH SHIPS INTO THE PORTS OF JAPAN.

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It is agreed between Sir James Stirling, Knight, Rear-Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Ships and Vessels of Her Britannic The arti Majesty in the East Indies and Seas adjacent, and Mezi-no-chekath the of The Eig no Kami, Obunyo of Nagasaki, and Nagai Evan Ocho, Omedski of Nagasaki, ordered by His Imperial Highness the Emperor of Japan to act herein; That,-

1st.

The Ports of Nagasaki (Fisen) and Hakodadi (Matsmai) shall be open to British Ships for the purposes of effecting Repairs, and obtaining Fresh Water, Provisions, and other Supplies of any sort they may absolutely want for the use of the Ships.

2nd.

Nagasaki shall be open for the purposes aforesaid from and after

the present date; and Hakodadi from and after the end of Fifiy days from the Admiral's departure from this Port.

Regulations of each of these Ports are to be complied with.

3rd.

Only Ships in distress from weather, or unmanageable, will be

permitted to enter other Ports than those specified in the foregoing

articles, without permission from the Imperial Government.

4th.

The Rules and

the Con:

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The open

purpose: and ob Provisio

British Ships in Japanese Ports shall conform to the Laws of Japan.and Hal If High Officers or Commanders of Ships shall break any such Laws, it will lead to the Ports being closed. Should inferior Per sons break them, they are to be delivered over to the Commanders of their Ships for punishment.

5tb.

In the Ports of Japan, either now open, or which may hereafter be opened, to the Ships or subjects of any foreign Nation, British Ships and subjects shall be entitled to admission and to the enjoy. ment of an equality of advantages with those of the most favorid nation, always excepting the advantages accruing to the Dutch and Chinese from their existing relations with Japan.

6th.

This Convention shall be ratified, and the Ratifications shall be exchanged at Nagasaki on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, and on behalf of His Highness the Emperor of Japan, within twelve months from the present date.

7th.

When this Convention shall be ratified, no High Officer coming to Japan shall alter it.

In Witness whereof, we have signed the same, and have affixed our Seals thereunto, at Nagasaki, this Fourteenth day of October, 1855.

(L.S)

of any s 'want fo

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JAMES STIRLING,

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一地尺十

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Sir JOHN BOWRING, LL.D., Her Ma- jesty's Plenipotentiary, Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., has directed to be published for general information a "Copy of the English Act of Rati- fication" of a "Convention for legalizing the admission of British Ships into the Ports of Japan," together with an "Exposition of the Articles of the said Convention" agreed to by the Japanese Commissioners on the Eighteenth

shaps.

Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland has commanded and authorized the undersigned, The Right Honorable George William Frederick, Earl of Clarendon, Peer of Her United Kingdom, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Her Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. to declare, and he does accordingly hereby declare, that Her Majesty approves and ratifies the said Convention, and will cause it to be faithfully executed, as far as it lies in Her power.

In Witness whereof, he has signed the present Act, and has affixed

thereto the Seal of his Office.

Done at London, the Twenty-third day of January, One Thousand

Eight Hundred and Fifty-five.

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after t *kodadi

of fifty depart Rules of the *plied i

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'tir Excellencies

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

ARAWO TWAMINO Kami,

KAWAMOERA TSOESIMANO KAMI,

NAGAI EVAN Оcuo,

ASANO IKKAKOE,

Commissioners of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

CERTIFICATE.

reby certify that the Articles set forth in the Act of Ratifica- erewith delivered by me, correspond exactly with the Articles thin the Treaty I executed last year; and that I accept the Ratification, now delivered to me, on the assurance that it with the English version for which it is given in exchange. believe that the Japanese and English versions do agree.—J.S.

(L.S.)

JAMES STIRLING.

3

mission from the Imperial Go- sion from the Imperial Govern

" verument."

4th.

"British Ships in Japanese "Ports shall conform to the Laws « of Japan.

If High Officers or "Commanders of Ships shall "break any such Laws, it will

Tho Eleven words added at the conclusion were at the request"lead to the Ports being closed. Japanese Commissioners.

JAMES STIRLING, Knight, Rear-Admiral, Commander-in- Chief of the Ships and Vessels of Her Britannic Majesty in the -8, East Indies and Seas adjacent.

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ween the Act of Ratification of the Treaty that accompanies there is no difference with that of the preceding year.

articles of the Ratification which are now exchanged the one the other, do agree with each other.

• Eighth Month of the Second Year Ansei.

True Copy,

ARAWO TWAMINO KAMI.

KAWAMOERA TSOESIMANO KAMI. NAGAI EVAN OCHO.

ASANO IKKAKOE.

True Copy

W. WOODGATE.

EXPOSITION OF THE ARTICLES

Js. STIRLING, Rear-Admiral.

Convention of Nugasaki of the 14th of October 1854, agreed to the 18th of October 1855, by their Excellencies the Japanese mmissioners and the Rear-Admiral Commanding in Chief.

ist.

Ports of Nagasaki (Fisen) Hakodadi (Matsmai) shall en to British Ships for the ses of effecting Repairs, obtaining Fresh Water, isions, and other Supplies sort they may absolutely for the use of the Ships."

the

2nd.

rasaki shall be open for rposes aforesaid from and present date, and Ha- from and after the end days from the Admiral's are from this Port. The and Regulations of each se Ports are to be com- with."

rmitted

3rd.

Ships in distress from er, or unmanageable, will enter other than those specified in the bing Articles, without per-

to

Exposition.

The First Article of the Con- vention opens the Ports of Na- gasaki and Hakodadi to British Ships for Repairs and Supplies. It opens the whole and every part of those Ports, but Ships must be guided in anchoring by the Directions of the Local Go- vernment. Safe and convenient Places will be assigned where Ships may be repaired. Work- men, Materials, and Supplies, will be provided by the Local Government according to a Tariff to be agreed upon, by which also the modes of Payment will be regulated. All Official Commu- nications will hereafter, when Japanese shall have time to learn *English, be made in that lan- guage. A British Burial-ground shall be set apart on Medsume Sima, fenced in by a Stone. Wall and properly protected.

“Should Inferior Persons break them, they are to be delivered “over to the Commanders of their

Ships for punishment.'

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**

5th.

"

"In the Ports of Japan either "now open, or which may here- "after be opened, to the Ships or Subjects of any Foreign Nation, "British Ships and Subjects shall "be entitled to admission and to "the enjoyment of an equality of advantages with those of the most favored Nation, always ex- cepting the advantages accruing "to the Dutch and Chinese from "their existing Relations with

'Japan."

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66

14

6th.

"This Convention shall be ra- "tified, and the Ratifications shall "be exchanged at Nagasaki on "behalf of Her Majesty the Queen "of Great Britain, and on behalf "of His Highness the Emperor "of Japan, within twelve months "from the present date."

7th.

"

When this Convention shall "be ratified, no High Officer 'coming to Japan shall alter it."

ment; but Ships of War have a general right to enter the Ports of Friendly Powers in the un- avoidable performance of Public Duties, which right can neither be waived nor restricted; but Her Majesty's Ships will not enter any other than Open Ports with- out necessity, nor without offer- ing proper explanations to the Imperial Authorities.

The Fourth Article provides that British Ships and Subjects in Japanese Ports shall conform to the Laws of Japan; and that if commit offences against the Laws, any subordinate British Subjects

they shall be handed over to their own Officers for punishment; and that if High Officers or Com- manders of Ships shall break the Laws, it will lead to the closing of the Ports specified. All this is as it should be, but it is not in- tended by this Article that any acts of individuals, whether high or low, previously unauthorised or subsequently disapproved of by Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, can set aside the Convention entered into with Her Majesty alone by His Impe- rial Highness the Emperor of Japan.

The Fifth Article secures in the fullest sense to British Ships and Subjects in every Port of Japan, either now open, or here- after to be opened, an Equality in point of advantage and accommo- dation with the Ships and Sub- jects or Citizens of any other Foreign Nation, excepting any peculiar Privilege hitherto con- ceded to the Dutch and Chinese in the Port of Nagasaki. If therefore any other Nation or People be now or hereafter per- mitted to enter other Ports than Nagasaki or Hakodadi, or to ap- point Consuls, or to open Trade, or to enjoy any advantage

For Privilege whatever, British Ships and Subjects shall, as of right, enter upon the enjoyment of the

same.

Arrangement regarding Stamps.

The Second Article provides that at each of the Ports of Na- gasaki and Hakodadi the Port

An arrangement made subsequently to the Convention requires Regulations shall be obeyed; but that British Ships intending to visit Japan, shall be provided with a the Japanese Government will Document in proof of their Nationality, and as a check upon the take care that they shall not be conduct of Vessels in Japanese Ports; and Her Majesty's Govern- of a nature to create embarrassment has directed a Form of Certificate of Registration to be adopt- ment, nor to contradict in any ed, which has been accepted as satisfactory by the Japanese Autho other way the general tenor and rities; and Merchant Ships arriving in Japanese Ports are to submit intent of the Treaty, the main their Certificate of Registration to the Officers to be appointed object of which is to promote by the Japanese Authorities, and to permit them to make such a friendly intercourse between extracts from it as may seem good to them before such Ships can be Great Britain and Japan.

admitted to obtain repairs or supplies. Her Majesty's Ships-of-War will not be provided with such Documents, but the Officers in Com- mand upon proper application will afford all reasonablę Information regarding their Ships.

The Third Article declares that only Ships in distress from weather or unmanageable shall enter other Ports than Nagasaki and Hakodadi without permis-

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

NOTICE.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

THE Next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the £.

SUPREME COURT, will be held on MON-K

DAY,the 29th day of October instani, at 11 o'clock a‚M.

BY ORDER THE OF COURT,

WILLIAM HASTINGS ÅLEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

HE November SITTING of the SUPREME

THE

COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

is postponed to December.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT.

WILLIAM HASTINGS ÅLEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

In re EVAN THOMAS, Master Mariner, deceased.

民氏

PUBLIC AUCTION, TESSRS SMITH & BRIMELOW Ła: crived instructions to dispose of by P AUCTION, on THURSDAY, the 1st prom Noon, on board, (if not previously sold" by P Safe, J—the Clipper Barque

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街新

銀五人

銀歐稅交歐邦

定千 Xt: S

買湯

THOMAS RUSSELL, Police Constable, de- 者買收 收雲寫地於

39

censed.

"

N

RAMONDI DE SOUZA, Police Constable,皆賣租千執史囘咸

deccused.

CADER ALLI, Police Constable, 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 3d day of November, 1855; or if none, that the NEXT of Kix do accept or refuse LETTERS OF AD-

MINISTRATION; failmg which, Administration will

be granted to the ACTING REGISTRAR of the said Court.

BY THE COURT,

M

WILLIAM HASTINGS ÅLEXANDER,

Acting Registrar.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

ESSRS SMITH & BRIMELOW have re- ceived instructions to dispose of by PUBLIC

AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 29th October, 1855,

at 11 o'clock A.M., at the Godowns of Y. J. MURROW,

Esq., West Point, for the benefit of the concerned, 1250 Half-chests TEA, ex Minx.”

-

Terms of Sale-Cash before delivery, in MɛXI-

CAN Dollars, at 7.1.7.

Hongkong, 26th October, 1855.

Mr JAMES BROWN,

Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN,

Solicitors, Notaries Public, Sc.,

Queen's Road, Victoria.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT

[HE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC-

TH

KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM and CARR

LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the

firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on

the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con-

sent. All Debts due to the sail late Copartnership

Firm are to be received by the said CARR Lucas;

and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac-

counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who

bas assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in refpect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM.

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000.

DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES of Company's R10,000 EACH.

Registered under AĊT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS. MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretarics in Calcutta,

Agents.

IN

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

"

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore,

JORDAN & Co., Rungoon.

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay. A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

POLICited by the undersigned to all parts of the OLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE,

World.

THE

66

NOTICE.

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

THE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton,” are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

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有明

貴連上日交定銀二千員共計二萬五千

純管業辦納地稅已經收租年餘不料五年八月十八日有承

+6

ESPERANZA,"

of about 350 Tons Burthen, with all her APPU

TENANCES, as she now lics in this Harbour.

is well-found in SAILS, RIGGING, has a full ! VENTORY, and is quite ready for Sea.

TERMS OF SALE,--One-third on the full of Hammer, and the Balance in Three Days, when Transfer will be made at the Expense of the F chaser.

For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers

Hongkong, 25th October, 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chande General Agents, and Auctioneers, Quer: Road, having made extensive arrangements in de LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which the STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increas will keep always on hand every description of SIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, S

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謹止月

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博新四十 山文十日

此收

當日陳紙九在 交遠間香 易甫近大港 陳

TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expres for this climate.

皆行買

承收

稅案寫

無狀回等

咸由師收 豐置加單

咸豐五年九月十七日啟

啟效

陳慎甫等寫立誓章當天焚化各皆簽名乃

原等四人同收到賣價二萬

古自收

CARD.

呂雲史陳慎甫

BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Halfto expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF: PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEM y Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTT, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMFLA And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, »: PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchoma,

Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

́AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIE

CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WIN, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIAL- &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known hea

of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES por (vez land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Gallego FLOUR.

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Schedule

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THOS. HUNT & (^

Whampoa.

11th August, 1855.

ORDER

THOS. HUNT & Co.,

OF

SALE.

WHAMPOA,

NOODS TAKEN ON STORAGE in Insurdit

Fessels at the LOWEST RATES,

1

Store-ship geia, Whampoa,

2

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN assurance COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 Sterling. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers

For Hongkong, W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton, Walt. Gro. DicKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

'R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm, the business will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & ̧ (0.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghas, 1st October, 1855.

Ship Chandlers, General Aycnts, and Auctioneers

ON

13th November, 1854.

LONDON AGENCY,

Commissions charged by the undersigned.

#

N Sale of free Consignments,............1 ₺ Cost

On Purchases from Bill Remittances,] On Purchases, if in anticipation from

Consignments to

value,..

On Receiving and Remitting Bills for

Exchange operations,.....

On Remittances, if required, in antici- pation of proceeds Consignments value,........

10

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8

9

10

11

J. H. MACKEY & Co.

12

20 St Hellen's Place, London, 1st January, 1855.

13

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16

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inch;

N Invoice of Europe CORDAGE, from 1 1 1)

CHAIN CABLES, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW. Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

Cents.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Bongkert-

PRICE, 65 per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under,

Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-0- half of these charges for each Repetition.

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 3D NOVEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Voz. I. No:18.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for Proclamations, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

MEAL

a, Br1.:

BITTE kinds

No. 46.

and sale. MEN

FUME ed HA

VES..

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

ODS. Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will

S?

e expre held by Public Auction on the 16th November next ensuing, at which will be offered for competition, in two

Merel gents,

Marine Lots, that parcel of Ground Northward of the

Supreme Court-house and Post-office.

Also in four Marine Lots, each of about One Hundred

Feet frontage, a certain portion of the Ground extending

Eastward from the Harbour-master's Boat-house, together

at of s = rith other Lots in Caine Road and Wanchi, the whole as 仝

per annexed Schedule.

S

Fy kind

[WINE ORDI40

1000.

The Sale to commence at Two o'clock in the After-

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

ALE.

LOUR

jan.

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

OLDER

MENTS.

IN

OF

LOCALITY.

SQUARE

FIXED ANNUAL

RENT.

SALE.

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1

Inland. South of Caine Road

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3

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87

N. of Post-office

87

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110 110 235 235 110] 110 235 235 87 170 170 87 170 170

med.

5

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary..

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司十

連保

稅十五磅十七司連六個邊土 第十二 地稅三十六磅十司連 第十一段五千尺地 七司連六個邊士 第十一萬一千五百尺 二萬二千五尺地稅五十磅 第七仝上 磅十個司連 第九五千尺地稅十五磅十 第八二萬八千一百二十五尺地稅六十二 一萬四千四尺每年地稅三十磅 第六 十二司連 第四仝上 三板厰之東第五 後第三段一萬四干七百九尺地稅三十二磅 千八百五尺地稅十一磅十四司 地址共十六段

千十

尺第十

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假十後千地

,365

625

380

125

125

10

95

100

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115

45

100

45

70

90

70

14

5

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10.

31

60

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80

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50

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2:

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書信館

pert

= : : Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 18th October, 1855.

purposes

-

&

Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Auction on Friday

678

10

11 12

Marine.

the 16th November, 1855.

⌈E. of Harbour-Man 116

ter's Boat-house

99

Inland.

9 Albany Godowns

13 N. of Hospital Hill

E."

15

"

16

"

ELOW

Tum

S. E. W. FSET.

80225135 100| 100 | 225 225 100 100 225 225 125 125 225 225

£ 3. d. 25,850,11,14. 0 25,85011.14. 0 14,790 32.12. 0 14,790 32.12.0

14,400 30.0.0 22,500 50. 0. o 22,500/50.0.0 28,125 62.10. 0

厘邊第 第椵

No.47.

地尺

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. With reference to Government Notification No.

46,

is hereby intimated, that amongst the Conditions of Sale as regards Lots Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, will be inserted one to the effect that, on these Lots, the Buildings to be erected can only be of a Construction to be approved in writing by the Surveyor General, and of the same character as those in the immediate vicinity.

By Order, W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary. Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 20th October, 1855.

50 50 100 100 5,000 15.17.6 115 115 100 100 11,500 36.10. 0 50 50 100 100 5,000 15.17. 6 115 115 100 100 11,500 36.10, 0

50 50 50 50 2,500|9.1.6|No. 50 50 50 50 2,500 9. 1. 6 2,500 9. 1. 6

50 50 50 50

50 50 50 2,500 9. 1, 6

50

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

在約之在叉海司下得

在下環舊花旗行

又有海邊地四

約一百英方尺又

在堅街有地二段

.之東每股前面闊

在船政官三板厰

丈亦掘

數龍

列出右旗

下投等

文闊廠

衙午於歴 地與兩十司 三 書點月麥

51.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Despatch from the Right Honorable-

the Secretary of State for the Colonies is, by direction of

His Excellency the Governor, published for general infor-

mation.

With reference to the subject matter of this Despatch, His Excellency desires to intimate, that the Contributions

the Patriotic Fund were forwarded to the Secretaries to

of the Fund, and have been duly acknowledged by them..

(Copy.)

信鐘初示No.7. 出館有七

DOWNING STREET, 24th August, 1855.. Str,--I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 76- of the 1st of June last, enclosing an Address to The QUEEN from the

泉日照| British Residents in Hongkong and the various Ports in China.

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 3D NOVEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Voz. I. No:18.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for Proclamations, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

MEAL

a, Br1.:

BITTE kinds

No. 46.

and sale. MEN

FUME ed HA

VES..

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

ODS. Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will

S?

e expre held by Public Auction on the 16th November next ensuing, at which will be offered for competition, in two

Merel gents,

Marine Lots, that parcel of Ground Northward of the

Supreme Court-house and Post-office.

Also in four Marine Lots, each of about One Hundred

Feet frontage, a certain portion of the Ground extending

Eastward from the Harbour-master's Boat-house, together

at of s = rith other Lots in Caine Road and Wanchi, the whole as 仝

per annexed Schedule.

S

Fy kind

[WINE ORDI40

1000.

The Sale to commence at Two o'clock in the After-

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

ALE.

LOUR

jan.

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

OLDER

MENTS.

IN

OF

LOCALITY.

SQUARE

FIXED ANNUAL

RENT.

SALE.

N.

actionmez

1

Inland. South of Caine Road

"

3

N. of Court-house

87

N. of Post-office

87

|N,&W.

110 110 235 235 110] 110 235 235 87 170 170 87 170 170

med.

5

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary..

其三萬稅地七磅第

其餘至第十六 俱全 三段二千五百尺地稅九磅一司連六個邊士 萬一千五百尺地稅三十六磅十司連 第十 量地官基化厘示

司十

連保

稅十五磅十七司連六個邊土 第十二 地稅三十六磅十司連 第十一段五千尺地 七司連六個邊士 第十一萬一千五百尺 二萬二千五尺地稅五十磅 第七仝上 磅十個司連 第九五千尺地稅十五磅十 第八二萬八千一百二十五尺地稅六十二 一萬四千四尺每年地稅三十磅 第六 十二司連 第四仝上 三板厰之東第五 後第三段一萬四干七百九尺地稅三十二磅 千八百五尺地稅十一磅十四司 地址共十六段

千十

尺第十

七磅

假十後千地

,365

625

380

125

125

10

95

100

80

115

45

100

45

70

90

70

14

5

370

10.

31

60

75

80

60

50

$

2:

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俱二萬五

書信館

pert

= : : Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 18th October, 1855.

purposes

-

&

Schedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Auction on Friday

678

10

11 12

Marine.

the 16th November, 1855.

⌈E. of Harbour-Man 116

ter's Boat-house

99

Inland.

9 Albany Godowns

13 N. of Hospital Hill

E."

15

"

16

"

ELOW

Tum

S. E. W. FSET.

80225135 100| 100 | 225 225 100 100 225 225 125 125 225 225

£ 3. d. 25,850,11,14. 0 25,85011.14. 0 14,790 32.12. 0 14,790 32.12.0

14,400 30.0.0 22,500 50. 0. o 22,500/50.0.0 28,125 62.10. 0

厘邊第 第椵

No.47.

地尺

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. With reference to Government Notification No.

46,

is hereby intimated, that amongst the Conditions of Sale as regards Lots Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, will be inserted one to the effect that, on these Lots, the Buildings to be erected can only be of a Construction to be approved in writing by the Surveyor General, and of the same character as those in the immediate vicinity.

By Order, W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary. Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 20th October, 1855.

50 50 100 100 5,000 15.17.6 115 115 100 100 11,500 36.10. 0 50 50 100 100 5,000 15.17. 6 115 115 100 100 11,500 36.10, 0

50 50 50 50 2,500|9.1.6|No. 50 50 50 50 2,500 9. 1. 6 2,500 9. 1. 6

50 50 50 50

50 50 50 2,500 9. 1, 6

50

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

在約之在叉海司下得

在下環舊花旗行

又有海邊地四

約一百英方尺又

在堅街有地二段

.之東每股前面闊

在船政官三板厰

丈亦掘

數龍

列出右旗

下投等

文闊廠

衙午於歴 地與兩十司 三 書點月麥

51.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Despatch from the Right Honorable-

the Secretary of State for the Colonies is, by direction of

His Excellency the Governor, published for general infor-

mation.

With reference to the subject matter of this Despatch, His Excellency desires to intimate, that the Contributions

the Patriotic Fund were forwarded to the Secretaries to

of the Fund, and have been duly acknowledged by them..

(Copy.)

信鐘初示No.7. 出館有七

DOWNING STREET, 24th August, 1855.. Str,--I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 76- of the 1st of June last, enclosing an Address to The QUEEN from the

泉日照| British Residents in Hongkong and the various Ports in China.

$9,3

LY

uct

remi

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

I have laid this Address before The Queen, and I am command- ed to instruct you to convey to the Gentlemen from whom it proceeds the high sense Her Majesty entertains of their loyalty and attach- ment to Her person and Government, and to assure them that Her Majesty fully appreciates the feelings by which they were actuated in thus giving expression to their sentiments on the present occasion. The liberal contribution to the Patriotic Fund, which you mention as coming from China, will be paid over to the Commissioners as soon as it arrives.—I have, &c.,

W. MOLESWORTH.

Governor

SIR JOHN Bowring,

Despatch, on the subject of the Purchase of Chinese Females, for Foreign Countries.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th October, 1855.

No. 179.

FOREIGN OFFICE, September 6th, 1855. SIR,-I have to acquaint you, that I approve of the Proclamation, which you caused to be inserted in the Hongkong Gazette, and of which a copy is inclosed in your Despatch No. 235 of the 7th of July last, with a view to prevent the purchase of Chinese Females for conveyance to Foreign Countries.—I am, &c.,

CLARENDON,

(Signed,)

&c,, &c., &c.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

·

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2d November, 1855.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty, The Queen, have been received, con- firming the appointment of the Honorable W. T. BRIDGES, Esquire, to the Office of Acting Attorney General, and to a seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony, during the absence of the Honorable P. I. Sterling, Esquire, Attorney General.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2d November, 1855.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, has received from the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the following

Sir JOHN BOWRING,

&C., &c., &c.

True Copy,

!

(Signed,)

W. Woodgate,

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

SINGAPORI ADEN, S

THE

BOMBA HIE PENIN

TION C Captain BAKE pers, Specie,: ave this on urt, at 2 P.M CARGO on the 13th, PARCELS u For Partic apply at the I Company's O

CONTEN

A Written of the Packa

by the Egypti

by the Shippe

of Lading o not hold then

w

such declara

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, publishes, for general information, the Prejudice a following Despatch with reference to the Shipment of Idle and Dissolute Chinese Subjects to the Port of Shang- hae.

W. WOODGATE.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th October, 1855.

No. 181.

SIR,-I have to acquaint you, that I approve of the Notification, which you inserted in the Hongkong Gazette, and of which a copy is inclosed in your Despatch No. 240 of the 7th July last, with the view to prevent the Shipment of Idle and Dissolute Chinese Subjects to the Port of Shanghae.—I am, &c.,

CLARENDON.

NOTICE.

(Signed,)

Sir JOHN BOWRING,

&o., &c., &C.

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

pursuance of ORDinance No. 2 of 1847, the ACCOUNTS OF ST JOHN'S CATHEDRAL from date of last publication, having been duly Audited, arr IN published as follows

The Trustees of St John Cathedral in Account Current with R. C. ANTROBUS, Treasurer.

1854

$178.32❘ May

108.00 1855

By Balance of last account,......

Penir Steam Navi

Hongkong

MR JAJ

adm

will hencef CRAMPT

Shangha

EX

N Inv inct

AN

Hongko

JUST

500 B.

11th Ai

Cr.

REL

$353.16

756.00

ES

DIVIDI

Reg

Dr.

1854 May 1

To Clerk's Salary..................

2 Coolies at $9 per month,

99

Singers..

·

"

11.40 April 30 Seat-rents collected..........

Candles and Washing,

38.95

99

"

Bread and Wine,

14.84

Advertising one Year's Account,......................

18.40

99

Repairs, internal and external,.....................................................................

180.88

"

Sundries: Mops, Brooms, Pens and Ink, and a new

COMPAI

THE

Surplice,.......

14.09

1855 April

MESSRS

30

Balance in favour of Trustees,,

544.28

$1,109.16

$1,109.16

Messrs T

S

1855 April 30,

By Balance brought forward,.. E. E

Hongkong, 17th May, 1855.

R. C. ANTROBUS, Trustee and Treasurer to the Body of Trustees.

$544.28

POLI

World

Examined with Vouchers, and found correct,

GEO. LYALL,

Auditor for the Trustees.

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Auditor on the part of the Government.

THE next GENERAL MAILS per Singapore, will be closed on WEDNESDAY, the 14th instant, at 6 P.M.; and the Customary SUPPLE- MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

28 November, 1855.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-master.

NOTICE. THE Interest and Responsibility of MR MUN- CHERJEE HORMUSJEE CAMAJEE has ceased, and MESSRS RUSTOMJEE DADA- BHOY CAMAJEE and ARDARSEER NUS- SERWANJEE MODY are admitted Partners, in our Firm from 1st November, 1855.

DADABHOY NUSSERWANJEE MODY & Co. Canton, 2d November, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

THE S

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoría, Hongkong.

*

Established 1843.

NOTICE. \HE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton," are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this. Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in Exe LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SIII CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Bill's BUTTER ; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of varions kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, and PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD. WARE, SHIP'S "CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Flongkong, 8th August, 1855,

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

I have laid this Address before The Queen, and I am command- ed to instruct you to convey to the Gentlemen from whom it proceeds the high sense Her Majesty entertains of their loyalty and attach- ment to Her person and Government, and to assure them that Her Majesty fully appreciates the feelings by which they were actuated in thus giving expression to their sentiments on the present occasion. The liberal contribution to the Patriotic Fund, which you mention as coming from China, will be paid over to the Commissioners as soon as it arrives.—I have, &c.,

W. MOLESWORTH.

Governor

SIR JOHN Bowring,

Despatch, on the subject of the Purchase of Chinese Females, for Foreign Countries.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th October, 1855.

No. 179.

FOREIGN OFFICE, September 6th, 1855. SIR,-I have to acquaint you, that I approve of the Proclamation, which you caused to be inserted in the Hongkong Gazette, and of which a copy is inclosed in your Despatch No. 235 of the 7th of July last, with a view to prevent the purchase of Chinese Females for conveyance to Foreign Countries.—I am, &c.,

CLARENDON,

(Signed,)

&c,, &c., &c.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

·

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2d November, 1855.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty, The Queen, have been received, con- firming the appointment of the Honorable W. T. BRIDGES, Esquire, to the Office of Acting Attorney General, and to a seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony, during the absence of the Honorable P. I. Sterling, Esquire, Attorney General.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2d November, 1855.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, has received from the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the following

Sir JOHN BOWRING,

&C., &c., &c.

True Copy,

!

(Signed,)

W. Woodgate,

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

SINGAPORI ADEN, S

THE

BOMBA HIE PENIN

TION C Captain BAKE pers, Specie,: ave this on urt, at 2 P.M CARGO on the 13th, PARCELS u For Partic apply at the I Company's O

CONTEN

A Written of the Packa

by the Egypti

by the Shippe

of Lading o not hold then

w

such declara

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, publishes, for general information, the Prejudice a following Despatch with reference to the Shipment of Idle and Dissolute Chinese Subjects to the Port of Shang- hae.

W. WOODGATE.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th October, 1855.

No. 181.

SIR,-I have to acquaint you, that I approve of the Notification, which you inserted in the Hongkong Gazette, and of which a copy is inclosed in your Despatch No. 240 of the 7th July last, with the view to prevent the Shipment of Idle and Dissolute Chinese Subjects to the Port of Shanghae.—I am, &c.,

CLARENDON.

NOTICE.

(Signed,)

Sir JOHN BOWRING,

&o., &c., &C.

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

pursuance of ORDinance No. 2 of 1847, the ACCOUNTS OF ST JOHN'S CATHEDRAL from date of last publication, having been duly Audited, arr IN published as follows

The Trustees of St John Cathedral in Account Current with R. C. ANTROBUS, Treasurer.

1854

$178.32❘ May

108.00 1855

By Balance of last account,......

Penir Steam Navi

Hongkong

MR JAJ

adm

will hencef CRAMPT

Shangha

EX

N Inv inct

AN

Hongko

JUST

500 B.

11th Ai

Cr.

REL

$353.16

756.00

ES

DIVIDI

Reg

Dr.

1854 May 1

To Clerk's Salary..................

2 Coolies at $9 per month,

99

Singers..

·

"

11.40 April 30 Seat-rents collected..........

Candles and Washing,

38.95

99

"

Bread and Wine,

14.84

Advertising one Year's Account,......................

18.40

99

Repairs, internal and external,.....................................................................

180.88

"

Sundries: Mops, Brooms, Pens and Ink, and a new

COMPAI

THE

Surplice,.......

14.09

1855 April

MESSRS

30

Balance in favour of Trustees,,

544.28

$1,109.16

$1,109.16

Messrs T

S

1855 April 30,

By Balance brought forward,.. E. E

Hongkong, 17th May, 1855.

R. C. ANTROBUS, Trustee and Treasurer to the Body of Trustees.

$544.28

POLI

World

Examined with Vouchers, and found correct,

GEO. LYALL,

Auditor for the Trustees.

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Auditor on the part of the Government.

THE next GENERAL MAILS per Singapore, will be closed on WEDNESDAY, the 14th instant, at 6 P.M.; and the Customary SUPPLE- MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

28 November, 1855.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-master.

NOTICE. THE Interest and Responsibility of MR MUN- CHERJEE HORMUSJEE CAMAJEE has ceased, and MESSRS RUSTOMJEE DADA- BHOY CAMAJEE and ARDARSEER NUS- SERWANJEE MODY are admitted Partners, in our Firm from 1st November, 1855.

DADABHOY NUSSERWANJEE MODY & Co. Canton, 2d November, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

THE S

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoría, Hongkong.

*

Established 1843.

NOTICE. \HE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton," are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this. Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in Exe LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SIII CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Bill's BUTTER ; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of varions kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, and PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD. WARE, SHIP'S "CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Flongkong, 8th August, 1855,

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

I have laid this Address before The Queen, and I am command- ed to instruct you to convey to the Gentlemen from whom it proceeds the high sense Her Majesty entertains of their loyalty and attach- ment to Her person and Government, and to assure them that Her Majesty fully appreciates the feelings by which they were actuated in thus giving expression to their sentiments on the present occasion. The liberal contribution to the Patriotic Fund, which you mention as coming from China, will be paid over to the Commissioners as soon as it arrives.—I have, &c.,

W. MOLESWORTH.

Governor

SIR JOHN Bowring,

Despatch, on the subject of the Purchase of Chinese Females, for Foreign Countries.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th October, 1855.

No. 179.

FOREIGN OFFICE, September 6th, 1855. SIR,-I have to acquaint you, that I approve of the Proclamation, which you caused to be inserted in the Hongkong Gazette, and of which a copy is inclosed in your Despatch No. 235 of the 7th of July last, with a view to prevent the purchase of Chinese Females for conveyance to Foreign Countries.—I am, &c.,

CLARENDON,

(Signed,)

&c,, &c., &c.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

·

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2d November, 1855.

No. 52.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Commands of Her Most Gracious Majesty, The Queen, have been received, con- firming the appointment of the Honorable W. T. BRIDGES, Esquire, to the Office of Acting Attorney General, and to a seat in the Legislative Council of this Colony, during the absence of the Honorable P. I. Sterling, Esquire, Attorney General.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 2d November, 1855.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, has received from the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs the following

Sir JOHN BOWRING,

&C., &c., &c.

True Copy,

!

(Signed,)

W. Woodgate,

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

SINGAPORI ADEN, S

THE

BOMBA HIE PENIN

TION C Captain BAKE pers, Specie,: ave this on urt, at 2 P.M CARGO on the 13th, PARCELS u For Partic apply at the I Company's O

CONTEN

A Written of the Packa

by the Egypti

by the Shippe

of Lading o not hold then

w

such declara

His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, publishes, for general information, the Prejudice a following Despatch with reference to the Shipment of Idle and Dissolute Chinese Subjects to the Port of Shang- hae.

W. WOODGATE.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 29th October, 1855.

No. 181.

SIR,-I have to acquaint you, that I approve of the Notification, which you inserted in the Hongkong Gazette, and of which a copy is inclosed in your Despatch No. 240 of the 7th July last, with the view to prevent the Shipment of Idle and Dissolute Chinese Subjects to the Port of Shanghae.—I am, &c.,

CLARENDON.

NOTICE.

(Signed,)

Sir JOHN BOWRING,

&o., &c., &C.

True Copy,

W. WOODGATE.

pursuance of ORDinance No. 2 of 1847, the ACCOUNTS OF ST JOHN'S CATHEDRAL from date of last publication, having been duly Audited, arr IN published as follows

The Trustees of St John Cathedral in Account Current with R. C. ANTROBUS, Treasurer.

1854

$178.32❘ May

108.00 1855

By Balance of last account,......

Penir Steam Navi

Hongkong

MR JAJ

adm

will hencef CRAMPT

Shangha

EX

N Inv inct

AN

Hongko

JUST

500 B.

11th Ai

Cr.

REL

$353.16

756.00

ES

DIVIDI

Reg

Dr.

1854 May 1

To Clerk's Salary..................

2 Coolies at $9 per month,

99

Singers..

·

"

11.40 April 30 Seat-rents collected..........

Candles and Washing,

38.95

99

"

Bread and Wine,

14.84

Advertising one Year's Account,......................

18.40

99

Repairs, internal and external,.....................................................................

180.88

"

Sundries: Mops, Brooms, Pens and Ink, and a new

COMPAI

THE

Surplice,.......

14.09

1855 April

MESSRS

30

Balance in favour of Trustees,,

544.28

$1,109.16

$1,109.16

Messrs T

S

1855 April 30,

By Balance brought forward,.. E. E

Hongkong, 17th May, 1855.

R. C. ANTROBUS, Trustee and Treasurer to the Body of Trustees.

$544.28

POLI

World

Examined with Vouchers, and found correct,

GEO. LYALL,

Auditor for the Trustees.

TH

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

W. H. ALEXANDER,

Auditor on the part of the Government.

THE next GENERAL MAILS per Singapore, will be closed on WEDNESDAY, the 14th instant, at 6 P.M.; and the Customary SUPPLE- MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post-Office, Hongkong,

28 November, 1855.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-master.

NOTICE. THE Interest and Responsibility of MR MUN- CHERJEE HORMUSJEE CAMAJEE has ceased, and MESSRS RUSTOMJEE DADA- BHOY CAMAJEE and ARDARSEER NUS- SERWANJEE MODY are admitted Partners, in our Firm from 1st November, 1855.

DADABHOY NUSSERWANJEE MODY & Co. Canton, 2d November, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

THE S

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoría, Hongkong.

*

Established 1843.

NOTICE. \HE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton," are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this. Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

DE

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlers General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's Road, having made extensive arrangements in Exe LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SIII CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Bill's BUTTER ; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUTTER, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of varions kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, and PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD. WARE, SHIP'S "CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Flongkong, 8th August, 1855,

Steam for

The Wongkong Government Gazette.

NGAPORE, PENANG, POINT DE GALLE,

ADEN, SUEZ, MALTA, MARSEILLES,

& SOUTHAMPTON; Also,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. HE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY's Steam-ship SINGAPORE, ắn BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passen- - Sp cie, and Cargo for the above Places, will this on THURSDAY, the 15th November at 2 P.M.

·

ARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and RCELS until 2 r.M. on the 14th.

:> Particulars regarding FREIGHT and Passage,

at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation pany's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, ARE

REQUIRED.

4 Written Declaration of the Contents and Value Packages for the Overland Route is required : Egyptian Government, and must be delivered Je Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills Luding or with Parcels; and the Company do told themselves responsible for any Detention or ulice which may happen from incorrectness in - declaration.

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 26th October, 1855.

NOTICE.

[R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm, the business henceforth be conducted under the name of AMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

HANBURY & Co.

Sanghae, 1st October, 1855.

EX “EARL OF HARDWICKE.”

N Invoice of Europe CORDAGE, from 1 to 8

inch; CHAIN CABLES, &c.

SMITH & BRIMELOW.

Hongkong, 3d October, 1855.

00

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Gallego FLOUR.

THOS. HUNT & Co., Whampoa.

Ith August, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s B6,00,000.

DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S

R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

MPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN

THE NAME Of the DirecTORS.

ISSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta,

Agents.

IN

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

HAVHANDLER STOlts of every kind.

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, | &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD. Capital £1,259,760 Sterling.

THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS MHE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS Τ at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghac.

TURNEK & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAND, M.D. For Canton, Walt. Gro. DickSON, M.D.

Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

THE

Mr JAMES BROWN,

Notary Public,

MESSAS GASKELL & BROWN,

Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c.,

Queen's Road, Victoria.

|

3

Moon of the 4th year of Hien-fung, (8th October, 1855,) a notice unexpectedly came from Messrs GASKELL & BROWN, Attorneys of CHUN MAK-SHE v. (W-YEANG-SHUN, for buying and selling not clearly (i. c. unlawfully.) The case was not tried, but the House | Rents were taken away (from Ow-YEANG-SHUN,) and he is now left without means to pay his Ground- rent. It is feared that some Chung-kwun (Law- schemers) will follow the example, and those who invest their money in land, may have their property taken away from them again.

Be this known to all.

Hien-fung, 5th Year, 9th Moon, 17th Day.

尤言 三肯齊員有敬 潘及管千轉陳|廊敦啟 地陳業員換濟日利者 居麥辦連地南交街新 民氏上址之定第 用告地日夜子銀五

歐||

已定

業純經

者買

收雲寫地

皆賣

有明,餘

計四 年

萬二同聲 聲共

恐不 三員,同 之定

之審

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC- LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the KERTOOM GAloost MackERTOOм and CARR firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said CARN LUCAS, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said Mackerroom GaloOST MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto.,

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

聞不 獨

NOTICE.

W-YEANG-SHUN, of Sun-wei district, in the 3d year of Ilien-fung, 9th Moon and 10th

Day, (12th October, 1853,) bought of CHUN CHINAM, PIN POK-SHAN, LEW WAN-TSZE, and CHUN SHUN- POO, Marine Lot No. 54, with Forty-nine Shops and One large Hong built thereon, for the Sum of Twenty-

five Thousand Dollars. Two Thousand Dollars were

月明舖

什博新四十

山文

+

陳九

遠間香

人易甫近

稅案寫

無狀间等誓

Twenty☀☀

豐置加單人

paid on that date as Bargain Money, and a written promise of the same was received. This affair was at

the time by the Newspaper (the China Mail ) made known far and near. And in accordance with the Law, PONG-KEET, the Son of Chun Chinam, CHEK-FUN, the Son of Lew Wan-tsze, with PIN

R-SHAN, and CHUN SHUN-POO, were summoned the Government Office and the Chief Magistrate's Office, and there made Affidavit and signed their

6 五辦士各同天

names, and said that they were willing to transfer

transferÉ

and assign the said lot to Ow-YEANG-SHUN.

T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London. 4th year of Hien-fung, 2d Moon, 25th Day, (23d

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore,

■ JORDAN & Co., Rangoon,

s

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang. LICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

March, 1854,) Twenty-three Thousand Dollars were paid to Chun Pong-keet and the other three Men, with Two Thousand Dollars as Bargain Money;

焚 Liji

到化

第五十四號地舖戶連地共舖四十九間大行一間經中訂明實價銀二萬五千 人歐陽純於咸豐三年九月初十日在香港買受陳濟南卞博山呂雲史陳慎甫

the total Sum making Twenty-five Thousand Dollars,** # Ti

as the price of the Lot. The Money was paid and the Receipts for the same were written before the Go-between. Then each went their way and pursued their lawful callings. After this, Ow-YEANG-SHUN managed the property and paid the Crown Rent for more than a year; but on the 28th Day of the 8th

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Single Coples, Twenty-five Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS, Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line. Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

Bongkang

THE

Gouernment

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA. SATURDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Voz. I. No. 19.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby

given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PuBLIC PAPERs, of this Government,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

三萬稅地

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary-

地七磅第

稅司十

假十後千地

尺第十

1 七磅

其餘至第十六 俱全 三段二千五百尺地稅九磅一連六個邊士 萬一千五百尺地稅三十六磅十司連 第十 稅十五磅十七司連六個邊士 第十二段一 地稅三十六磅十司連 第十一段五千尺地 七司連六個邊士 第十一萬一千五百尺 磅十個司連 第九五千尺地稅十五磅十 第八二萬八千一百二十五尺地稅六十二 二萬二千五尺地稅五十磅 第七仝上 假一萬四千四尺每年地稅三十磅 第六 十二司連 第四仝上 三板厰之東第五 後第三段一萬四千七百九尺地稅三十二磅 千八百五尺地稅十一磅十四司連 書信館 地址共十六段 堅街第一第二段俱二萬五 量地官基化厘示

·連萬

第午

Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will e held by Public Auction on the 16th November next ensuing, at which will be offered for competition, in two Marine Lots, that parcel of Ground Northward of the Supreme Court-house and Post-office.

Also in four Marine Lots, each of about One Hundred Feet frontage, a certain portion of the Ground extending Eastward from the Harbour-master's Boat-house, together ith other Lots in Caine Road and Wanchi, the whole as er annexed Schedule.

The Sale to commence at Two o'clock in the After-

con.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th October, 1855.

hedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Auction on Friday

the 16th November, 1855.

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

FIXED 示士十

IDER

OF

MENTS.

IN

LOCALITY..

SALE.

N.

S. E. W.

FEET.

SQUARE ANNUAL

RENT.

110 110 235 235

Inland. South of Caine Road

"

Marine.

3 N. of Court-house

N. of Post-office

rE.of Harbour-Ma8

ter's Boat-house

"

Inland.

9 Albany Godowns

13 N. of Hospital Hill

29

"

110 110 235 235

87

87

N.&W.

£ 8. d. 25,850 11.14.0

No.47.

地尺十

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION:

46, it

25,850 11.14. 0 With reference to Government Notification No. 87 170 170 14,790'32.12.0 is hereby intimated, that amongst the Conditions of Sale as 87 170 170 14,790 32.12.0 regards Lots Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, will be inserted one to the effect that, on these Lots, the Buildings to be erected 14,400 30.0.0 | can only be of a Construction to be approved in writing by 22,500 50.0.0 the Surveyor General, and of the same character as those 22,500 50.0.0 in the immediate vicinity.

116 80225 135 100| 100| 225 225 100 100 22.5 225 125 125 225 225

50 50 100 100 115 115 100 100 50 50 100 100 115 115 100 100 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50

28,125 62.10. 0

By Order, W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

5,000 15.17.6 | Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 20th October, 1855.

11,500 36.10. 0 5,000 15.17. 6 11,500 36.10. 0 2,500 9. 1. 6 2,500 9. 1. 6 2,500 9. 1.6 2,500 9. 1.6

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surreyor General.

在在約之在又海司下得經 東船 邊 衞午於歴

地與雨十

三番

【有海邊地四段

有斷

數龍舊有

以左花地

月麥 初 投

列下

-列出右旗二尺面板 出

館有七

No.53.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notifications Nos. 46- and 47, it is hereby intimated, that Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, therein referred to, have been so arranged as to conform to

a project contemplated by Government, by wlich a Praya: will be constructed; extending Northward of the City of

Victoria from the Parade Ground to Possession Point.

The particulars of, and advantages to be derived from, the proposed measure, will be readily perceived from the. subjoined Minute, recently submitted for the consideration of His Excellency the Governor.

Further particulars will be notified hereafter; and Lease- 照 holders who, by contiguity of property, are interested. in.

Bongkang

THE

Gouernment

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA. SATURDAY, 10TH NOVEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Voz. I. No. 19.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby

given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PuBLIC PAPERs, of this Government,

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

No. 46.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

三萬稅地

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary-

地七磅第

稅司十

假十後千地

尺第十

1 七磅

其餘至第十六 俱全 三段二千五百尺地稅九磅一連六個邊士 萬一千五百尺地稅三十六磅十司連 第十 稅十五磅十七司連六個邊士 第十二段一 地稅三十六磅十司連 第十一段五千尺地 七司連六個邊士 第十一萬一千五百尺 磅十個司連 第九五千尺地稅十五磅十 第八二萬八千一百二十五尺地稅六十二 二萬二千五尺地稅五十磅 第七仝上 假一萬四千四尺每年地稅三十磅 第六 十二司連 第四仝上 三板厰之東第五 後第三段一萬四千七百九尺地稅三十二磅 千八百五尺地稅十一磅十四司連 書信館 地址共十六段 堅街第一第二段俱二萬五 量地官基化厘示

·連萬

第午

Notice is hereby given, that a Sale of Crown Lands will e held by Public Auction on the 16th November next ensuing, at which will be offered for competition, in two Marine Lots, that parcel of Ground Northward of the Supreme Court-house and Post-office.

Also in four Marine Lots, each of about One Hundred Feet frontage, a certain portion of the Ground extending Eastward from the Harbour-master's Boat-house, together ith other Lots in Caine Road and Wanchi, the whole as er annexed Schedule.

The Sale to commence at Two o'clock in the After-

con.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th October, 1855.

hedule of Lots of Land proposed to be sold by Auction on Friday

the 16th November, 1855.

BOUNDARY MEASURE-CONTENT

FIXED 示士十

IDER

OF

MENTS.

IN

LOCALITY..

SALE.

N.

S. E. W.

FEET.

SQUARE ANNUAL

RENT.

110 110 235 235

Inland. South of Caine Road

"

Marine.

3 N. of Court-house

N. of Post-office

rE.of Harbour-Ma8

ter's Boat-house

"

Inland.

9 Albany Godowns

13 N. of Hospital Hill

29

"

110 110 235 235

87

87

N.&W.

£ 8. d. 25,850 11.14.0

No.47.

地尺十

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION:

46, it

25,850 11.14. 0 With reference to Government Notification No. 87 170 170 14,790'32.12.0 is hereby intimated, that amongst the Conditions of Sale as 87 170 170 14,790 32.12.0 regards Lots Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, will be inserted one to the effect that, on these Lots, the Buildings to be erected 14,400 30.0.0 | can only be of a Construction to be approved in writing by 22,500 50.0.0 the Surveyor General, and of the same character as those 22,500 50.0.0 in the immediate vicinity.

116 80225 135 100| 100| 225 225 100 100 22.5 225 125 125 225 225

50 50 100 100 115 115 100 100 50 50 100 100 115 115 100 100 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50

28,125 62.10. 0

By Order, W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

5,000 15.17.6 | Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 20th October, 1855.

11,500 36.10. 0 5,000 15.17. 6 11,500 36.10. 0 2,500 9. 1. 6 2,500 9. 1. 6 2,500 9. 1.6 2,500 9. 1.6

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surreyor General.

在在約之在又海司下得經 東船 邊 衞午於歴

地與雨十

三番

【有海邊地四段

有斷

數龍舊有

以左花地

月麥 初 投

列下

-列出右旗二尺面板 出

館有七

No.53.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

With reference to Government Notifications Nos. 46- and 47, it is hereby intimated, that Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, therein referred to, have been so arranged as to conform to

a project contemplated by Government, by wlich a Praya: will be constructed; extending Northward of the City of

Victoria from the Parade Ground to Possession Point.

The particulars of, and advantages to be derived from, the proposed measure, will be readily perceived from the. subjoined Minute, recently submitted for the consideration of His Excellency the Governor.

Further particulars will be notified hereafter; and Lease- 照 holders who, by contiguity of property, are interested. in.

2

re

"It must be borne in mind, that the ground already the arrangement proposed, are requested to communicate without delay with the Surveyor General, at whose Office" claimed by the tenants of Marine Lots has been so re "claimed without permission from Government, which has the Plan is ready for inspection.

"I would propose a Praya, either straight or curvilinear," been put to much expense in consequence of these act "as the Surveyor General may decide, commencing from" of the tenants; and also that the public generally has "the small Promontory or bend, about half-way up the "suffered, and is suffering, great inconvenience by the “Parade Ground sweep, where the old Middle Store Pier" obstruction of the landing-places.

"But the advantages which Government proposes from "used to stand, to the place where the New Battery is

"this scheme are,-1. The improvement of the appear "proposed near Mr Murrow's at Possession Point, or

"ance of the City. 2. The final settlement of a Boundary "even to West Point, if necessary.

"There should be Piers, private and public-one private," seawards. 3. The acquisition of a new and useful Read 4. The prevention of further filling up "say between every four houses, where house-boats could" for the public.

a

NEW SI

Th

given, tha

"be slung on davits; and public Piers at the places already" of the Harbor, which, until the whole line of Sea-w "fixed upon. The private to be distinguished by (say)" comes into Government care, cannot be effected. "White Lamp-posts, the public by Black and by distinc" 5. The means of arranging a more efficient Harbor "tive Lamps at night time. To the public Piers would "system. And (6) lastly, very great service and benefit Public "resort all boats plying for hire, or boats with cargo for " as a Police measure; for it is evident that with

"Road between the line of houses, markets, &c., and "houses not facing the sea.

"A railing, house, or wall, in front of each Marine Lot," the sea, there will be some impediment to a facile mode "to clearly define it and preserve its privacy, then a Praya" of escape now practised by many offenders, and there "of 45 Feet, and a Sea-wall,—no obstruction to the carriage" will be increased means of supervision over the Chinese

"population. "of goods across the Praya.

"Should opposition arise, I do not think Govern- will, as b "When the Surveyor General's plan is formed, each "holder of a Sea Lot to be required to fill in the space" ment should abandon an undertaking so beneficial and "before his house up to the Sea-wall; and in cases where "so necessary, unless the opposition be based on grounds "this has been already done, and done too far, so much of" which I neither foresee nor expect.

"There can be no doubt that Government has the "the recovered ground as may be necessary must be "resumed. This latter condition is not likely to be" power to enforce the plan under the alternative of re- "demanded, as the Surveyor General's plan would place "sumption according to terms of the Lease, which plainly "the Sea-wall far enough out to make it a final boundary." lays down the dimensions in every direction of each

"On the completion of this project, all the Marine Lots" particular lot.” "affected by it to be remeasured; and, unless some special "reason appear, the dimensions of each lot to be register- "ed according to the dimensions thus shewn; and no addi- "tional rent charged for the increase, or a proportionate "sum, diminishing according to the amount of ground "cleared.

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ceased.

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W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th November, 1855.

Steam for havigal

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

THE

́OTICE—All Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINIS- TRATOR, before the Tenth day of May, 1856, other-НE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY'S Steam-ship SINGAP RE, wise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Muils, Pussen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will are requested to make immediate payment to

leave this on THURSDAY, the 15th November next, at 2 P.M.

THE

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar--Official Administrator.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

HE next GENERAL MAILS per Singapore, will be closed on WEDNESDAY, the 14th

and the Customary SUPPLE instant, at 6 P.M.; MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-master,

Post-Office, Hongkong,

2d November, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer

and Appraiser, and

General StOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

THE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of

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the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton," are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo,

10th September. 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. Capital £1,259,760 STERLING. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shunghue.

THE

TURNEK & Co.

'Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAND, M.D. For. Canton, Walt. Gro. DickSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, are REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value required of the Packages for the Overland Route by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills 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.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT HE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC KERTOOM Galoost MackERTOOM and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, ca the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stand.may contr indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who

has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said Mackertoom GalOONT MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect th reto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

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NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MR MUN- CHERJEE HORMUSJEE CAMAJEE has ceased, and MESSRS RUSTOMJEE DADA. BHOY CAMAJEE and ARDARSEER NUS- SERWANJEE MODY are admitted Partners, in our Firm from 1st November, 1855.

DADABHOY NUSSERWANJEE

MODY & Co. Canton, 2d November, 1855.

ROB. S. WALKER, DE

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 26th October, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s ₪6,00,000. Divided into Sixty Shares oF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME of the DireCTORS. MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

IN

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore,

"

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JORDAN & Co., Rungoon.

POLICI

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay. A, A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang. OLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China..

World

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlern General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen' Road, having made extensive arrangements in EsG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sillı BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-hatre!s expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUtter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Hongkong, Sin August, 1855.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.

Paica, 6$ per Annum. Bingle Copies, Twenty-five Conte. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,→Five Lines and under, One

Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-Ono4 half of these charges for each Repetition.

discharged They are

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"It must be borne in mind, that the ground already the arrangement proposed, are requested to communicate without delay with the Surveyor General, at whose Office" claimed by the tenants of Marine Lots has been so re "claimed without permission from Government, which has the Plan is ready for inspection.

"I would propose a Praya, either straight or curvilinear," been put to much expense in consequence of these act "as the Surveyor General may decide, commencing from" of the tenants; and also that the public generally has "the small Promontory or bend, about half-way up the "suffered, and is suffering, great inconvenience by the “Parade Ground sweep, where the old Middle Store Pier" obstruction of the landing-places.

"But the advantages which Government proposes from "used to stand, to the place where the New Battery is

"this scheme are,-1. The improvement of the appear "proposed near Mr Murrow's at Possession Point, or

"ance of the City. 2. The final settlement of a Boundary "even to West Point, if necessary.

"There should be Piers, private and public-one private," seawards. 3. The acquisition of a new and useful Read 4. The prevention of further filling up "say between every four houses, where house-boats could" for the public.

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"be slung on davits; and public Piers at the places already" of the Harbor, which, until the whole line of Sea-w "fixed upon. The private to be distinguished by (say)" comes into Government care, cannot be effected. "White Lamp-posts, the public by Black and by distinc" 5. The means of arranging a more efficient Harbor "tive Lamps at night time. To the public Piers would "system. And (6) lastly, very great service and benefit Public "resort all boats plying for hire, or boats with cargo for " as a Police measure; for it is evident that with

"Road between the line of houses, markets, &c., and "houses not facing the sea.

"A railing, house, or wall, in front of each Marine Lot," the sea, there will be some impediment to a facile mode "to clearly define it and preserve its privacy, then a Praya" of escape now practised by many offenders, and there "of 45 Feet, and a Sea-wall,—no obstruction to the carriage" will be increased means of supervision over the Chinese

"population. "of goods across the Praya.

"Should opposition arise, I do not think Govern- will, as b "When the Surveyor General's plan is formed, each "holder of a Sea Lot to be required to fill in the space" ment should abandon an undertaking so beneficial and "before his house up to the Sea-wall; and in cases where "so necessary, unless the opposition be based on grounds "this has been already done, and done too far, so much of" which I neither foresee nor expect.

"There can be no doubt that Government has the "the recovered ground as may be necessary must be "resumed. This latter condition is not likely to be" power to enforce the plan under the alternative of re- "demanded, as the Surveyor General's plan would place "sumption according to terms of the Lease, which plainly "the Sea-wall far enough out to make it a final boundary." lays down the dimensions in every direction of each

"On the completion of this project, all the Marine Lots" particular lot.” "affected by it to be remeasured; and, unless some special "reason appear, the dimensions of each lot to be register- "ed according to the dimensions thus shewn; and no addi- "tional rent charged for the increase, or a proportionate "sum, diminishing according to the amount of ground "cleared.

In re THOMAS RUSSELL, Police Constable, de-

ceased.

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CADER ALLI, Police Constable, deceased. RAMONDI DE SOUZA, Police Constable,

deceased.

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By Order,

Specie i Corpora formatio

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th November, 1855.

Steam for havigal

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

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA.

THE

́OTICE—All Claims against the above Estates must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINIS- TRATOR, before the Tenth day of May, 1856, other-НE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA- TION COMPANY'S Steam-ship SINGAP RE, wise they will not be included in the Scheme of Division. All persons indebted to the said Estates Captain BAKER, with Her Majesty's Muils, Pussen- gers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will are requested to make immediate payment to

leave this on THURSDAY, the 15th November next, at 2 P.M.

THE

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar--Official Administrator.

POST-OFFICE NOTICE.

HE next GENERAL MAILS per Singapore, will be closed on WEDNESDAY, the 14th

and the Customary SUPPLE instant, at 6 P.M.; MENTARY MAIL will be made up the following Morning between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-master,

Post-Office, Hongkong,

2d November, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer

and Appraiser, and

General StOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

THE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of

THE

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the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton," are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo,

10th September. 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. Capital £1,259,760 STERLING. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shunghue.

THE

TURNEK & Co.

'Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAND, M.D. For. Canton, Walt. Gro. DickSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

CONTENTS, AND VALUE OF PACKAGES, are REQUIRED.

A Written Declaration of the Contents and Value required of the Packages for the Overland Route by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills 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.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT HE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC KERTOOM Galoost MackERTOOM and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, ca the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stand.may contr indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who

has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said Mackertoom GalOONT MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect th reto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

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NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of MR MUN- CHERJEE HORMUSJEE CAMAJEE has ceased, and MESSRS RUSTOMJEE DADA. BHOY CAMAJEE and ARDARSEER NUS- SERWANJEE MODY are admitted Partners, in our Firm from 1st November, 1855.

DADABHOY NUSSERWANJEE

MODY & Co. Canton, 2d November, 1855.

ROB. S. WALKER, DE

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 26th October, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s ₪6,00,000. Divided into Sixty Shares oF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME of the DireCTORS. MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

IN

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore,

"

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JORDAN & Co., Rungoon.

POLICI

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay. A, A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang. OLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China..

World

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, Ship Chandlern General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen' Road, having made extensive arrangements in EsG- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by which their STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, will keep always on hand every description of SHIP CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sillı BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-hatre!s expressly for family use. Also, selected BEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-MEAL in Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, BUtter, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BITTERS, WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, aud PERFUMERY. And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly for this climate.

Hongkong, Sin August, 1855.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.

Paica, 6$ per Annum. Bingle Copies, Twenty-five Conte. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,→Five Lines and under, One

Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-Ono4 half of these charges for each Repetition.

discharged They are

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Governmrut

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 20.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLamations, NotifiCATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

954.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and ecie in Reserve at the Bank of the Oriental Bank orporation in Hongkong, is published for general in-

:mation.

IMMY IM

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

lonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 15th November, 1855.

H. M. S. "WINCHESTER.” HE GUNROOM OFFICERS of this Ship hereby give notice, that EDWIN BLANDFORD is arged from their Service as Gunroom Steward. are therefore not responsible for any Debts he - contract from this date.

Sth November, 1855.

名云遮

以巳名兹 日涉本後革咽有

船如

炮此

英十房

月兵欠今事 船初弁債日他人

IAS RUSSELL, Police Constable, de- 1.

R ALLI, Police Constable, deceascd.

ONDI DE SOUZA, Police Constable, ved.

—All Claims against the above Estates e proved before the OFFICIAL Adminis- re the Tenth day of May, 1856, other- ill not be included in the Scheme of persons indebted to the said Estates to make immediate payment to LIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, ng Registrar-Official Administrator, NCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

LISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942.

· APITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. NTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S

R10,000 EACH.

ed under ACT XLIII of 1850.

S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED R & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN

: NAME OF THE DIRECTORS.

CAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

IN

GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

ENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore,

IN & Co., Rangoon.

RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

W. T. MERCER, 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, 1855, rendered in accordance with the Terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED...................................$170,535,

exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding. Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st November, 1855.

WM.

LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

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,

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

9th November, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HACHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

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and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER,

Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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Established 1843.

NOTICE.

E Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of the Barque Countess of Winton,” are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

́R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm, the business will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855.

NOTICE.

THE

THE Interest and Responsibility of MR MUN- CHERJEE HORMUSJEE CAMAJEE has ceased,, and Messrs RUSTOMJEE DADA- BHOY CAMAJEE - and ARDARSEER NUS-

i on GOODS, FREfarr, and TaxasURE, | SERWANJEE MODY are admitted. Partners, in

by the undersign to all parts of the

Y. J. MURROW.

Agent in China.

our Firm from 1st November, 1855.

DADABHOY NUSSERWANJEE MODY & Co.

Canton, 2d November, 1855.

T

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT HE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS ; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM.

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

THE

Medical Advisers. For Hongkong, W. A. HARLAND, M.D. For Canton,-WALT. GEO. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

500

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Gallego FLOUR.

THOS. HUNT & Co

Whampoa.

11th August, 1855.

NOTICE TO SHIPMASTERS.

THE undersigned hereby give Notice, that the

PILOTS of the RIVER MIN require the Signa- ture of the AMERICAN CONSUL at that Port to their Certificates, before being qualified to pilot Ships to or from Foochow, on whose Cargoes we note Risks.

RUSSELL & Co.,

Agents of the China Mutual Insurance.

Company of Boston, U.S.A. Canton, 3d November, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.

PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five

Cents. TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One half of those charges for each Repetition,

Bongkang

THE

Government

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 21.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby. given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAmations, Notifications, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

No. 55.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Whereas, by the verdict of a Coroner's Jury, a certain person or persons unknown, has or have been declared uilty of the Wiiful Murder of PETER CAMERON within the City of Victoria on the night of the 18th or morning of e 19th Ultimo: Notice is hereby given, that

A REWARD OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS

ill be paid to any person or persons (the actual Perpetrators of the Murder excepted) who shall give such information s shall lead to the conviction of any one or more of the parties so declared guilty of the above Crime.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 20th November, 1855.

1.56.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Judgment of the Vice-Admiralty Prize Court, in the matter of the Brig Greta, is published for eneral information."

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretay.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1855.

VICE-ADMIRALTY, PRIZE COURT OF HONGKONG. Wednesday, the Fourteenth day of November, 1855. Before the Honourable JoHN WAlter Hulme, Esq., Judge.

The Greta, Thaulow master, Prize-Transport in the Service of the Enemy.

Judgment:

Crimean War

War having, on the 28th March, 1854, been declared by Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland against Emperor of All the Russias-the Bremen Brig Greta, having on board two hundred and seventy Russian enemies, was, together her cargo, ou the 1st of August, 1855, seized by Her Majesty's Steam Sloop-of-war Barracouta in the Sea of Ochotsk, off the et of Saghalien, in Latitude 51 North, Longitude 146 East, white on a voyage from the port of Simoda in Japan, to the Russian port Ayen, as being a Transport in the service of the Enemy, and consequently a lawful prize to Her Majesty, and brought into the Vice- iralty Prize Court of Hongkong to be ajudicated upon accordingly. The usual Monition having issued, a claim to the ship was put r Lieutenant Thaulow, the master, on behalf of Captain Laun, a Bremen subject, as owner; a claim to the cargo was also put in by au and Brodersen, natural born subjects of the King of Denmark. The Acting Queen's Advocate appeared on behalf of the Captors, t. Thaulow in support of the claim to the slip, and Mr Green as counsel on behalf of the claimants of the cargo.

The facts, as disclosed by the principal witness, Lieut. Thaulow, Master of the Greta, corroborated (with one or two exceptions, ch will be pointed out in their proper places) by the First and Second Mates and a Seaman belonging to the Greta, coupled with the 7's log and other documentary evidence, appear to be as follows:-

That the Greta was originally a British ship, built at Aberdeen in 1840, and at that time she went by the name of the Jane Geary- in the year 1854 she was sold to Franz Knoop of Victoria, Melbourne-that in the same year, that is to say, on the 1st November, was resold by the said Franz Knoop in Hongkong, China, through his Attorney, Ludvig Auguste L beck, to one Engen Laun, a zen of Bremen, through his Agents, Messrs Pustau and Brodersen-that in March of 1855 she was chartered of Pustau & Co., the sts of the ship, by Robert P. De Silver, United States' Naval Storekeeper, to take up a cargo of Naval Stores for the United States dron at Hakodadi in Japan-that the said vessel, then going by the name of the Greta, sailed, from Hongkong on the 224 of April on her voyage to Hakodadi in Japan, having on board the said United States' Naval Stores, and also a cargo of merchandize aging to Pustan & Co.; who, it distinctly appears from the evidence of Lieut. Thaulow, the Master, had the direction and manage- twith respect to the Greta's employment or trade, and with whom he, the Master, corresponded on the concerns of the vessel or her that she arrived at Hakodadi on the 18th May, and commenced discharging the American Stores on the 6th June, and completed scharge on the 15th June.

A small portion of Messrs Pustan & Co.'s cargo was also discharged or bartered at this port. While at odadi, in consequence of some arrangemeut which took place, the hature of which does not appear, the Greta, instead of making the

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The subjoined Judgment of the Vice-Admiralty Prize Court, in the matter of the Brig Greta, is published for eneral information."

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VICE-ADMIRALTY, PRIZE COURT OF HONGKONG. Wednesday, the Fourteenth day of November, 1855. Before the Honourable JoHN WAlter Hulme, Esq., Judge.

The Greta, Thaulow master, Prize-Transport in the Service of the Enemy.

Judgment:

Crimean War

War having, on the 28th March, 1854, been declared by Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland against Emperor of All the Russias-the Bremen Brig Greta, having on board two hundred and seventy Russian enemies, was, together her cargo, ou the 1st of August, 1855, seized by Her Majesty's Steam Sloop-of-war Barracouta in the Sea of Ochotsk, off the et of Saghalien, in Latitude 51 North, Longitude 146 East, white on a voyage from the port of Simoda in Japan, to the Russian port Ayen, as being a Transport in the service of the Enemy, and consequently a lawful prize to Her Majesty, and brought into the Vice- iralty Prize Court of Hongkong to be ajudicated upon accordingly. The usual Monition having issued, a claim to the ship was put r Lieutenant Thaulow, the master, on behalf of Captain Laun, a Bremen subject, as owner; a claim to the cargo was also put in by au and Brodersen, natural born subjects of the King of Denmark. The Acting Queen's Advocate appeared on behalf of the Captors, t. Thaulow in support of the claim to the slip, and Mr Green as counsel on behalf of the claimants of the cargo.

The facts, as disclosed by the principal witness, Lieut. Thaulow, Master of the Greta, corroborated (with one or two exceptions, ch will be pointed out in their proper places) by the First and Second Mates and a Seaman belonging to the Greta, coupled with the 7's log and other documentary evidence, appear to be as follows:-

That the Greta was originally a British ship, built at Aberdeen in 1840, and at that time she went by the name of the Jane Geary- in the year 1854 she was sold to Franz Knoop of Victoria, Melbourne-that in the same year, that is to say, on the 1st November, was resold by the said Franz Knoop in Hongkong, China, through his Attorney, Ludvig Auguste L beck, to one Engen Laun, a zen of Bremen, through his Agents, Messrs Pustau and Brodersen-that in March of 1855 she was chartered of Pustau & Co., the sts of the ship, by Robert P. De Silver, United States' Naval Storekeeper, to take up a cargo of Naval Stores for the United States dron at Hakodadi in Japan-that the said vessel, then going by the name of the Greta, sailed, from Hongkong on the 224 of April on her voyage to Hakodadi in Japan, having on board the said United States' Naval Stores, and also a cargo of merchandize aging to Pustan & Co.; who, it distinctly appears from the evidence of Lieut. Thaulow, the Master, had the direction and manage- twith respect to the Greta's employment or trade, and with whom he, the Master, corresponded on the concerns of the vessel or her that she arrived at Hakodadi on the 18th May, and commenced discharging the American Stores on the 6th June, and completed scharge on the 15th June.

A small portion of Messrs Pustan & Co.'s cargo was also discharged or bartered at this port. While at odadi, in consequence of some arrangemeut which took place, the hature of which does not appear, the Greta, instead of making the

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port of Hakodadi her place of destination, proceeded on the 21st June on a voyage to Simoda, also a Japanese port, and arrived there on the 4th July—on the 7th discharged some of her cargo, and on the 9th discharged the remainder of her cargo. This appears to be the ease from the Log. Book, but from the evidence of Lieut. Thaulow the remainder of the cargo was on board the Greta when she left Simoda for Ayen. While at Simoda, a Charterparty was signed for the carriage of two hundred and seventy Russian Officers and Seamen (who had been wrecked off that place in the Russian Frigate Diana) from that port, and also another Japanese port named Hada, to One copy of this char- Ayen, a Russian port, for the purpose of enabling the said Russians to work their way home through Siberia. terparty was left with the Supercargo at Simoda,—the_other is in the possession of Lieutenant Pouschkine, the Senior Officer of the Russians: it was made on the 9th July last between the Supercargo and the Master and two of the Russians, of whom Lieut. Pouschking was one. The ship was to receive Fifteen Hundred Pounds and Two Thousand Dollars for the service; bills on bankers in London or Amsterdam were given for these amounts, and left at Simoda (with the Supercargo, I infer.)

According to the evidence of the Master, Thaulow, all the Russian passengers were taken on board at Hada, in which he is confirmed by the evidence of the Seaman belonging to the Greta, while the First Mate states that twelve, and the Second Mate that ten, were taken on board at Simoda; but this is of no great importance. The Greta sailed from Simoda on the 10th July under American colors, and arrived at Hada on the 11th July, from which place she sailed on her voyage to Ayen on the 14th of that month, and was captured on the The American colors were at the stern when the Barracouta came alongside. 1st August by Her Majesty's Steam Sloop Barracouta. The Master ordered these colors to be taken down and the Bremen colors to be hoisted. According to the Master's evidence and that of the Seaman, there were no colors on board except the Bremen and American, while the First and Second Mate state that there was also At the time of the capture, all the Russian passengers were down below, as on board the color representing the German Confederation.

The hatches were not closed,-a sail was thrown over them. the Master did not think that a British man-of-war would let them pass. It may be remarked, that the Log Book of the Greta is all but silent on the subject of taking Russians on board.

In looking at this evidence, it seems to me impossible to arrive at any other conclusion than that the Greta was at the time of her capture a Transport in the service of the Enemy—that she was guilty of fraudulent concealment, and was sailing under false colors-and that she is consequently, according to the course of Admiralty and the Law of Nations, subject to condemnation. Indeed no attempt is made by Lient. Thaulow, the Master, on behalf of the owner, to deny the Greta's liability in point of strict law to confiscation; but an appeal is made to the sympathies of the Court, and it is urged that the shipwrecked Russian Officers and Seamen became distressed Mariners on the Coast of Japan, and as such, were to be looked upon, not as enemies who had lost their vessel in battle with the British “or French fleet, and who had taken refuge on shore to escape becoming prisoners of war; but were to be looked upon with sympathy as a "fallen foe whom we were not allowed to abandon, but to whom we were to lend a hand to help them back to their native hearths." While entering my judicial disclaimer against any such doctrine, (although individually deeply regretting the sufferings which the prisoners may have undergone, and lamenting, in common with all, the miseries which have arisen out of the present unfortunate but necessary war,) let me see where the sympathy of either the owner of the ship or cargo is to be discovered ? and no where do I find the sympathetic feeling so strongly developed as in securing the sums of fifteen hundred pounds and two thousand dollars for the conveyance of these unfortunate men to Ayen.

I now proceed to the consideration of the question of the claim set up to the cargo on the part of Messrs Pustau & Co. It is urged by Mr Green as their Counsel, that, even supposing the ship to be condemned, still the cargo, as being the property of an innocent and d'spinet owner, would not be liable to confiscation-ând for this he cites the case of the Staat Embdes, 1 Cr. Rob. S0. He also cites the cases of the Okous and the Hipy, o Cr. Rob, 462 and 438 in notis, for the purpose of shewing, that even where the owner of the ship and cargo is the same person, still, if he was ignorant of the illegal shipment by the master which reuders his ship subject to condemnation, To render these cases applicable, the innocence of Messrs Pustau & Co. must be His cargo (being unrepresented) would not be liable. established. It is further urged, that the present question has been placed beyond discussion by Her Majesty's Declaration of the 28th March 1854, in which Her Majesty renounces all claims to the confiscation of neutral property found in Enemies' ships, and a fortiori in neutral ships. The observation just made with respect to the cases cited equally applies to this Order in Council. Do Messrs Pustau & Co. stand in the light of strict neutrals? I think it will be found that the case of the Atalanta, also reported in 6 Cr. Rob. 440, has a stronger application to the present circumstances, and which will presently be more fully noticed; but before doing so, and before enquiring into the course pursued by Messrs Pustau & Co., it may be proper to advert to some of the general principles which govern the adminis tration of Prize Law. One of these general principles is, that "if a native of one country resides and carries on trade in another for some "time, his national character is that of his domicile, not of his birth "--the Johanna Emilia, Spinks, Ecl. and Ad. Rep. 317-320. And again in the same volume of reports in the case of the Abo, 347-349, it is said, “the rule of law is, that in time of war, the person takes "the national character of his residence." The same general principle will be found laid down in Pratt's "Story," 59, where various Again, in the same work, p. 69, it is said to be a fundamental principle of Prize Law, authorities of a somewhat earlier date are cited. that "all trade with the Enemy is prohibited to all persons, whether natives, naturalized citizens, or foreigners, domiciled in the country, during the time of their residence, under the penalty of confiscation"; and also, that "as a general principle, no citizen or subject can "be admitted to claim in a Prize Court where the transaction in which he is engaged is in violation of the municipal Law of his country" Messrs Pustan & Co, have been domiciled Let us now see whether ―ibid. 20, 21; although this rule is not to be applied to foreign neutral proprietors, ib. 52. and resident in the British Colony of Hongkong, carrying on trade as merchants, for upwards of eleven years.

My own notion of neutrality is, that a party, to entitle himself to the privilege of a their conduct has been that of innocent neutrals. neutral so as to claim restitution of his cargo, should be totally free from all concert, connivance, or participation in, that transaction the How far do Messrs Pustau & Co. bring themselves within this principle? It illegality of which leads to the condemnation of the ship. appears that on the 9th July, they, through their Supercargo and through the Master of the Greta, entered into a Charterparty for the conveyance of Russian enemies to a Russian port to enable them to find their way home. It is this very Charterparty, to which Messrs Pustau & Co. are so instrumental, which converts the Greta from a state of neutrality into a state of hostility, after which they still continue their cargo on board. How then can it be said that their conduct has been that of innocent neutrals ? It appears rather that they bring themselves within those general principles of law which have already been adverted to, and they have no right to come into this Court and claim restitution of their cargo.

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And now let me call attention to the case already alluded to-the Atalanta. In that case, certain Despatches from the Governor of the Isle of France to the Minister of Marine at Paris were, during the time of war, taken on board the Bremen ship Atalanta, a neutral vessel, by the Master and one Supercargo, and afterwards found, on her capture, concealed in the possession of a second Supercargo. It is true that in that case the owners of the ship and cargo were the same, but Lord Stowell, then Sir William Scott, in his judgment expressly disclaims condemning the cargo upon this ground alone. Having already condemned the ship, he goes on to say, “Then comes "the other question, whether the penalty is not also to be extended further to the cargo, being the property of the same proprietors→→→ "not merely,ob continentium delicti, but likewise, because the representatives of the owners of the cargo are directly involved in the know- ledge and conduct of this guilty transaction? On the circumstances of the present case I have to observe, that the offence is as much the "act of those who are the constituted agents of the cargo, as of the Master who is the agent of the ship. The gencral rule of law is, that "where a party has been guilty of an interposition in the war, and is taken in delicto, he is not entitled to the aid of the Court to obtain "the restitution of any part of his property involved in the same transaction. It is then said that the term 'interposition in the war' is a very general term, and not to be loosely applied. I am of opinion that this is an aggravated case of active interposition in the service of the enemy, concerted and continued in fraud, and marked with every species of malignant conduct. In such a case I feel “myself bound, not only by the general rule ‘ob continentiam delicti, but by the direct participation of guilt in the Agents of the cargo." Both ship and cargo were accordingly condemned. These observations, for the most part, appear to me directly applicable to the present

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I have been requested by Mr Green, on behalf of Messrs Pustau & Co., that, even should I feel myself constrained to condemn both!! the ship and cargo, still that I will express it as my opinion, that the Greta left this port without any idea on the part of Messrs Pustau I am perfectly willing so to do, being satisfied that, notwithstanding any irregularity in & Co, of aiding the Enemies of Great Britain. the Greld's papers or colors, up to the time of her arrival at Hakodadi, they acted with the best intentions and in perfect good faith- but I regret that, from the time of her arrival there, every step which was taken meets with my entire disapprobation; and I cannot help teching that Her Majesty's Government had a right to expect a different line of conduct from gentlemen, who tell you upon their eaths, that for upwards of eleven years they have received the protection of the British. Flag and enjoyed the blessings of the British"

Constitution,

I must therefore pronounce both Ship and Cargo subject to condemnation,

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Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d November, 1855.

NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 10th December next, for the airing and Widening of the Road between West Point and Aberdeen.

Specifications of the Work to be performed may be seen on application to the undersigned.

Surveyor General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

23d November, 1855.

CHAS. ST GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

NOTICE.

The following Commission, from Her Majesty's Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, is published for general :mation.

By Order of the Worshipful the Judge,

W. H. ALEXANDER. Acting Registrar.

By the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c. HEREAS Her Majesty was pleased to order that General Reprisals be granted against the Ships and Vessels and Goods of the Em- of All the Russias, and of his Subjects and others inhabiting within any of his Countries, Territories, or Dominions, so that Hor sty's Fleets and Ships shall and may lawfully seize all Ships, Vessels, and Goods, belonging to the Emperor of all the Russias or his AND WHEREAS Her Majesty hath been pleased, by cts or others inhabiting within any of his Countries, Territories, or Dominions. Commission under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland bearing date the third day of April, 1854, to

us to the effect following, as by a copy of the Commission herewith sent doth more at large appear.

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HESE ARE THEREFORE in Her Majesty's Name and Ours to will and require the Vice Admiralty Court at Hongkong and you tenant and Judge thereof your Surrogate or Surrogates or the person executing the duties of that Office for the time being, and you are r authorized and empowered to take cognizance of and judicially to proceed upon all and all manner of Captures, Seizures, Prizes, and sals, of all Ships, Vessels, and Goods already seized and taken and which shall hereafter be seized and taken and brought within the of the

said Vice Admiralty Court of Hongkong, and to hear and determine the same and according to the course of Admiralty and Law of Nations to adjudge and condemn all such Ships, Vessels, and Goods as shall belong to the Emperor of All the Russias or to his And for so doing this shall be your warrant. cts or to any others inhabiting within any of his Countries, Territories, or Dominions. Given under our Hands and the Seal of the Office of Admiralty this the nineteenth day of April, 1854.

(Signed,) HYDE PARKER. (Signed,) ALEX. MILNE.

de Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court of Hongkong, or Person executing the duties of that Office for the time being.

By Command of their Lordships.

(Signed,)

W. A. B. HAMILTON.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Diplomatic Department.

Her Majesty's Consul at Shanghae has transmitted a copy of "Sailing Directions for the Navigation of the ng-tsze-kiang to Woosung and Shanghae," prepared by Lieut. PREBLE, U. S. N., by order of His Ex- ency Commodore Joel Abbot; and His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade has directed their publica- for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1855.

W. WOODGATE

SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR THE NAVIGATION OF THE YANG-TSZE-KIANG

TO WUSUNG AND SHANGHAI,

pared by Lieut. PREBLE, U. S. N., by order of Commodore JOEL ABBOT, Commander-in-Chief, U. S.

Naval Forces in India and China Seas, &c., &c., &c.

Recommended to make Saddle Islands in

Vessels bound to Shanghai from the West Coast of America, or the Pacific, and all who are unacquainted with navigation of the Chinese Coast, are recommended in the northerly monsoon to make the Saddle group of islands N. W. Monsoon. eing the most weatherly land-fall.

During

video ch// southwest monsoon for the same reason they are advised to steer for the high dome-shaped island of

by the Chinese “

Recommended to

Wong-shing-shan," which is the highest island to the southward, and in a clear make Video in the S. r can be seen fifty or sixty miles. This island has a bold precipitous appearance, and is nearly square. It has also W. Monsoon. tremarkable white cliff, which near to, shows distinctly when the island bears N.W. by N.

The summit of Video is in Latitude 30 deg. 8 min. N., Longitude 122 deg. 46 min. East of Greenwich.

N. 74 deg. E. from Video, and five miles distant, are seven rocks called the "Four Sisters," and N. 78 deg. E. emiles are two rocks called the "Brothers." Between these rocks and Video, and between the two groups of

themselves, there are safe passages, the depths varying from thirty to forty fathoms.

N. 24 deg. E. and 192 miles from Video is Leuconna, which appears when seen from the South' at that distance

e abrupt and round-top hummocks.

The Four Sisters and the Brothers,

Leuconna.

◄ N. 17 deg. W. 14 miles from Video is the " Beehive Rock," 35 feet high, with a rock awash three cables to the Beehive Rock.

tward of it, otherwise the depth of water around it is from 14 to 17 fathomis.

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It is hereby notified, that, in consequence of the continued indisposition of the Honorable the Chief Justice, His ellency the Governor directs the postponement of the next regular Criminal Sessions of the Supreme Court the 20th Instant to the 29th December next.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 23d November, 1855.

NOTIFICATION.

Tenders will be received at the Surveyor General's Office, on or before Monday the 10th December next, for the airing and Widening of the Road between West Point and Aberdeen.

Specifications of the Work to be performed may be seen on application to the undersigned.

Surveyor General's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,

23d November, 1855.

CHAS. ST GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

NOTICE.

The following Commission, from Her Majesty's Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, is published for general :mation.

By Order of the Worshipful the Judge,

W. H. ALEXANDER. Acting Registrar.

By the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c. HEREAS Her Majesty was pleased to order that General Reprisals be granted against the Ships and Vessels and Goods of the Em- of All the Russias, and of his Subjects and others inhabiting within any of his Countries, Territories, or Dominions, so that Hor sty's Fleets and Ships shall and may lawfully seize all Ships, Vessels, and Goods, belonging to the Emperor of all the Russias or his AND WHEREAS Her Majesty hath been pleased, by cts or others inhabiting within any of his Countries, Territories, or Dominions. Commission under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland bearing date the third day of April, 1854, to

us to the effect following, as by a copy of the Commission herewith sent doth more at large appear.

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HESE ARE THEREFORE in Her Majesty's Name and Ours to will and require the Vice Admiralty Court at Hongkong and you tenant and Judge thereof your Surrogate or Surrogates or the person executing the duties of that Office for the time being, and you are r authorized and empowered to take cognizance of and judicially to proceed upon all and all manner of Captures, Seizures, Prizes, and sals, of all Ships, Vessels, and Goods already seized and taken and which shall hereafter be seized and taken and brought within the of the

said Vice Admiralty Court of Hongkong, and to hear and determine the same and according to the course of Admiralty and Law of Nations to adjudge and condemn all such Ships, Vessels, and Goods as shall belong to the Emperor of All the Russias or to his And for so doing this shall be your warrant. cts or to any others inhabiting within any of his Countries, Territories, or Dominions. Given under our Hands and the Seal of the Office of Admiralty this the nineteenth day of April, 1854.

(Signed,) HYDE PARKER. (Signed,) ALEX. MILNE.

de Judge of the Vice Admiralty Court of Hongkong, or Person executing the duties of that Office for the time being.

By Command of their Lordships.

(Signed,)

W. A. B. HAMILTON.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

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Diplomatic Department.

Her Majesty's Consul at Shanghae has transmitted a copy of "Sailing Directions for the Navigation of the ng-tsze-kiang to Woosung and Shanghae," prepared by Lieut. PREBLE, U. S. N., by order of His Ex- ency Commodore Joel Abbot; and His Excellency the Chief Superintendent of Trade has directed their publica- for general information.

By Order,

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 21st November, 1855.

W. WOODGATE

SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR THE NAVIGATION OF THE YANG-TSZE-KIANG

TO WUSUNG AND SHANGHAI,

pared by Lieut. PREBLE, U. S. N., by order of Commodore JOEL ABBOT, Commander-in-Chief, U. S.

Naval Forces in India and China Seas, &c., &c., &c.

Recommended to make Saddle Islands in

Vessels bound to Shanghai from the West Coast of America, or the Pacific, and all who are unacquainted with navigation of the Chinese Coast, are recommended in the northerly monsoon to make the Saddle group of islands N. W. Monsoon. eing the most weatherly land-fall.

During

video ch// southwest monsoon for the same reason they are advised to steer for the high dome-shaped island of

by the Chinese “

Recommended to

Wong-shing-shan," which is the highest island to the southward, and in a clear make Video in the S. r can be seen fifty or sixty miles. This island has a bold precipitous appearance, and is nearly square. It has also W. Monsoon. tremarkable white cliff, which near to, shows distinctly when the island bears N.W. by N.

The summit of Video is in Latitude 30 deg. 8 min. N., Longitude 122 deg. 46 min. East of Greenwich.

N. 74 deg. E. from Video, and five miles distant, are seven rocks called the "Four Sisters," and N. 78 deg. E. emiles are two rocks called the "Brothers." Between these rocks and Video, and between the two groups of

themselves, there are safe passages, the depths varying from thirty to forty fathoms.

N. 24 deg. E. and 192 miles from Video is Leuconna, which appears when seen from the South' at that distance

e abrupt and round-top hummocks.

The Four Sisters and the Brothers,

Leuconna.

◄ N. 17 deg. W. 14 miles from Video is the " Beehive Rock," 35 feet high, with a rock awash three cables to the Beehive Rock.

tward of it, otherwise the depth of water around it is from 14 to 17 fathomis.

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Saddle Islands.

The Barren Islands.

From Saddle Islands.

Gutzlaff Island.

Amherst Rocks.

Ariadne Rocks.

Shaweishan.

Gutzlaff to the Light- ship.

Light-ship to the South Shore Beacon.

Beacon to Block House Island.

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Between Leuconna and the East saddle, is " Childers Rock," which is a rock awash, and which does not alw show. When on it, the peak of E. Saddle bears N. 9 deg. W., the Barren islands N. 70 deg. E., and Leuconua S. deg. E

All th les. The aterially It is t

The lead gives no warning of it, the depth being 24 fathoms close to. This is the only hidden danger in the passage up to and beyond the Saddles. Ii ts therefore needless to menticand 12 the appearance of any of the other land beyond and to the Westward, the Charts being a sufficient guide.

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The Saddle Islands form the Northern boundary of the Chusan archipelago, and comprise a group of five laat ranges islands called "North," "South," " East," "False," and "Side" Saddles, with numerous smaller islets and rocks inclrection 1 ed between the Latitudes of 30 deg. 40 min. and 30 deg. 50 min. N., and Longitudes 122 deg. 35 min. and 122 de 49 min. E. The two largest of the group are saddle-shaped, about 800 feet high, and of similar appearance when ch caus from the Eastward. The Northernmost point of the North Saddle Island is in Latitude 30 deg. 50 min., and Easternmost point in Long. 124 deg. 42 min. E.

East by South from the North Saddle and to the Eastward of the East Saddle, in Latitude 30 deg. 43 min. N. Long. 123 deg. 09 min. E., are the Barren Islands, which are three rocks about fifty feet high, nearly East and We from each other. To the South Eastward of the Eastern rock is a rock awash, distant from it about two cable. In some of the former directions, navigators have been recommended to make these islands, probably as a caution in coming from the Eastward, as they are the most Eastern rocks on the Chinese Coast belonging to China.

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been in,- January,

Leaving the Saddle Islands: keep the North Saddle bearing about S.E. by E., and bring Gutzlaff Island to bear South fifteen or sixteen miles distance, when the Amherst rocks if in sight will bear N.E. E., twelve miles.

February Gutzlaff Island is 210 feet high, and in a clear day can be seen twenty-seven miles. It appears a small round Marcha,... lump, and has a small rock or islet off its N. Eastern point.,

April,...............

It is to be hoped that at no very distant day a Light-house will be established on this island, which, standing as if May,... does in the gateway to the Yang-tse-kiang, affords the best possible position for one.

..

June,............... The

The Light should be a first class light, of the flashing or revolving kind, which can be seen thirty miles or more As the Island is more than high enough, a tower of sufficient size to contain the lighting apparatus and keeper's the shad dwelling, would only be required; its cost therefore would be inconsiderable. The yearly expense for keeping would be much less than what is required for keeping up the Light-ship, for which a beacon of some kind might

then be substituted.

The Amherst rocks are a small cluster of ragged rocks, of which one is larger than the rest, and elevated twent; feet above low water. Including the surrounding reef they occupy an area of half-a-mile in extent, and mark the Easternmost extent of the North banks. In the old sailing directions it was recommended to make them, but it is now considered best for reasons which are obvious, to make Gutzlaff as above. It may be well here to remark that no vessel should attempt to pass up the river without first sighting Gutzlaff or the Light-vessel. The Amhers rocks are in Latitude 31 deg. 09 min. 03 sec. N., Longitude 122 deg. 23 min. 06 sec. E., and bear from the North Saddle N. 42 deg. E., distant 24 miles.

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W. 14 deg. S. from the Amherst Rocks are the Ariadne Rocks, on which several vessels have struck. These are all under water, and seldom seen, and therefore to be avoided.

In heavy weather the sea is said to break upon them, but several of the most experienced Pilots say they have never seen them.

North of the "Ariadne Rocks" sixteen miles, and about N. by W. from the "Amhersts," is the Island of " Shaweishan,” about the size or a little larger than Gutzlaff, and one hundred and ninety-six feet high.

It is not often seen when a ship is in the right position for approaching the North bank. Vessels approaching the river are therefore cautioned, that when it show's plainer than Gutzlaff (which is about the same height,) that they are too far to the Northward, and in danger of entering the False Channel to the Northward of the North Bank.

After bringing Gutzlaff on the before-mentioned distance and bearing, if a clear day, the Light-ship under the North Bank will be seen, when steer for her to cross the outer bar. If the day is not clear, steer Northwest until she is seen, when steer for her as before directed and pass her at any convenient distance, leaving her on your star board hand. If working in, be careful not to bring the Light-ship to bear to the Westward of W. by N. if in a ship of large draft, or to the Southward of West if in a small vessel, as the bank shoals suddenly from four or five fathoms to two according to position, and the Ariadne Rocks bear East 11 deg. South from the Light-ship 13 miles' distant.

Using this caution, you may when up with, pass the Light-ship close to, as most convenient, though strangers are not recommended to go inside of her. Thence steer W.N.W. until you sight the Beacon erected on the South Shore at the " Three Trees." When the South Shore Beacon or the “ Three Trees" bears about W.S.W.,

your ship will be in six fathoms at low water, and the South Shore will be plain in sight.

Continue now a N.W. by W. course, and pass the South Shore Beacon at two or more miles distance, when you will in all probability see the dry North Bank on your starboard hand, which is only covered at the highest spring tides.

You will soon rise “Block House Island," which at first has the appearance of a cluster of fishing. boats, gradually showing itself a low island covered with bushy trees. When the large House on this island bears N.E. by E. you are in the narrowest part of the channel, which at that point is only one mile and one quarter wide. After passing Block House on the starboard hand, you should gradually close with the South Shore to about a mile, and keep it at that distance until the marks and buoys for Wúsung spit are seen. As the South Shore bank is steep to, that Shore should not be approached nearer than three-quarters-of-a-mile. The second clump of large bushy trees on the low point open half a point of the square and well-defined outer point of Paushan, will clear you of the Wúsung South spit if the buoy should at any time be removed.

Vessels of Light

The foregoing directions apply to vessels of a heavy draught, say eighteen feet; small craft may use much more draught may use more freedom, closing with the South Bank when Gutzlaff is 12 or 15 miles to the Southward, and working up with the lead for a guide. The Southern shore is not to be depended on all the way, however, as after passing the Beacon the Bank is very steep, and should not be approached under three-quarters-of-a-mile.

freedom.

Wusung to Shang- hai.

After passing Wúsung marks, keep the Western shore well on board until after passing Wúsung village and up to the First point on the Eastern side, or until you open the second creek on the Eastern shore, which will be about a mile above the village, then cross over and keep the Eastern shore close on board until up to the head of this reach, where a fleet of Junks are usually moored opposite a village, which course will also take you over the bar above Wúsung, the Channel over which bar in some places is scarcely a Cable wide. Through the next reach the course is nearly south, and keep in mid-channel when up with Half-way-point close with the Eastern Bank again, and keep it close on board until the Foreign settlement of Shanghai is in sight, when cross over and keep nearest to the right or Western shore.

Depth of Water on The depth of water on the outer bar at the Lowest Spring tides is twenty-one feet, and on the bar above the Inner and outer Wúsung it is about twelve feet. The greatest draught of water ever brought up to Shanghai, has been between?

twenty-one and twenty-two feet, and a Ship drawing that much water will have to wait for the Spring tides to pass up or down the Wusung river.

Bar.

Working in after In working up after passing the Light-ship, you should not in standing towards the North Bank bring her to leaving the Light-ship. bear to the Southward of S.E. by E. 4 E., and on the South Bank side should go about when in 3 fathoms of water. The deepest water is near and along the South edge of the North Bank. Generally the inuer edge of the North Bank is lined with heavy fishing stakes close to, which are planted in four and five fathoms of water. A ship's length inside of them there is but a few feet of water.

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It will be generally safe for a vessel to anchor off the entrance of the river, outside of “ Gutzlaff” in four, five, trance in usual wea- to six fathoms water; and I would not recommend an anchorage being sought under the Islands at night unless there.

are appearances of bad weather, as it will frequently take all the daylight of the next day to work up from the Islands.

ther.

Anchor under the

Islandr, a Gale proaching.

In the summer time, if bad weather is approaching, which the Barometer will usually foretell, an anchorage ap-should be sought under the Islands or the vessel kept to sea, as it is dangerous to enter the river a gale co on,

without a prospect of getting in. It is I think preferable to anchor rather than stand to sea, as the weather sometimes thick‘or foggy; the tides are strong and uncertain, and the ship's position may be lost,

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All the compass courses given in these directions are to be varied according to the stages and strength of the The Tides.

The use of a ground log for both course and distance is therefore recommended, the ship's course being rially affected both by the strength and set of the tide.

It is high water at the Full and Change of the Moon in the neighborhood and to the Eastward of Gutzlaff between and 12 o'clock.

In the river off Wúsung, High water occurs at the Full and Change about 1 hour 30 minutes. The rise is uncertain, ranges from one fathom to fifteen feet. Its velocity is from 14 to 4 knots, but it is affected both in velocity and ction by the prevailing wind.

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From the Saddle Islands to Wusung the tide generally sets N.W, by W., and S. E. by E. when fully made if no à cause as N.E. gales or heavy rains interfere. The flood makes first to the Southward, then S. W. and gradually ad to N.W. at

The first half-flood, which is its direction at the strength of the tide.

Ebb sets to the Northward over the North Bank, and in like manner changes round to the ward, gradually running the strongest when S.E.

It is at the turn of both tides that most caution is necessary to avoid being set out of the channel.

Round the S.E. edges of the South Bank the flood sets W.S.W., and the ebb the contrary way.

Leaving the position off Gutzlaff at a quarter ebb, a vessel will carry the flood to Wusung if there is any wind.

By a meteorological register kept at Shanghai, the prevailing winds for the last seven years appear to have The Winds.

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...E.N.E. to S.E. chiefly S.S.E. and variable.

.E.S.E. to S.S.E.

.S.E to S.S.E.

July and August,....S.S.E.

September,...... October,...... November,.

..N.E. to E.

.N.E. to N.W. .N.W. and variable.

December,...............N. to N.W.

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Temperature

The Temperature by day and night, taken by a self-registering Fahrenheit's Thermometer in the open air in shade, at Shanghai from 1848 to 1854, gives the following as the extreme ranges, and the average mean tempera- Shanghai.

of each of the months for those seven years,-

Maximum by Day.

Minimum Average Monthly

by Night.

Mean.

67

18..

41

July,

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65

19..

42

August,.

Maximum by Day. 100.. 100....

Minimum Average Monthly

Mean by Night. 64... 63

85

84

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75.

28.

50

September,

79

33

59

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69

November,

December,

92.... 90..........** 37 80...........O 25 77..

51.........

77

67

56

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19.......... 46

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87...... 99....

The mean average height of the Barometer in the Spring and Winter months is above 30 inches, and in the mer months below it, viz: for January to April, inch 30.25. From October to December, inch 30.34. From

to September, inch 29.83, ranging lowest with southerly winds and during the N.E. monsoon season.

The Barometer.

January is generally fine. In February thick fogs occur. March is damp and disagreeable. April has more rainy The Weather. s than any other month, except June which is the wettest month. In May there is but little rain, and that little ars in heavy showers. July is hot, dry, scorching with considerable rain in the form of evening thunder-showers.

and August are the hottest months. In September the S. W. monsoon is wholly broken up, and the tempera

is very changeable. In November the Winter fairly sets in, the first frost appearing from the 12th to the 20th. ember is the driest month of the year, and the weather clear and freezing, though fogs are of occasional occur-. ce. In May, June, and July fogs also occur.

The summer gales are strongest from the S.E, and generally give good notice, the Barometer beginning to fall etimes as much as 24 hours previous. The rules for judging the Barometer on the Chinese Coast generally hold 4 for the neighbourhood of Shanghai. A rapid fall of the Barometer betokens a Gale, and a high range the con- ance of Northerly winds.

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Captains can deposit their Chronometers and have them rated by Transits, at the observatory of Messrs Kupfer- mid & Dato, Shanghai. Their observatory in Church Street, is in Latitude 31 deg. 14 min. 08-9 sec. N. Longitude, ours 6 minutes and 2 seconds East of Greenwich..

Competent Foreign pilots (English and American) will be found cruizing in the neighbourhood of the Saddle. ads during the summer months, and at the entrance of the river outside of Gutzlaff in the winter. No Sailing ections can do away with their usefulness to the stranger, where the safety of the Ship depends so much upon a rect knowledge of the tides. The signal of the authorized pilots is, a flag half red and white horizontal with the

r of the boat in black.

GEORGE HENRY PREBLE, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy.

obert C. Murphy, Esq.,

U.S. Consul, Shanghai.

SHANGHAI, November 3d, 1855.

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R,-Agreeably to an order from Commodore Joel Abbot, Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. Naval Forces in the East India and Seas, &c., &c., to me directed, under date July 25th, 1855, to co-operate with you in carrying out an agreement entered into between f and His Excellency Chaou with reference to the marking and buoying the Yang-tse-kiang, dated July 21st, 1855:- 1 have the to report that the following marks, &c., for improving the navigation of the Yang-tse-kiang up to Wúsung, have been decided upon, now being placed and erected at the expense of the Chinese Authorities.

AST.-

-A Light vessel of one hundred and thirty-one tons burthen has been moored with heavy chains and anchor in four fathoms at Low Water spring tides, near the Southwestern extremity of the South Eastern part of the North Tung-sha Banks. This placed in Latitude by observation 31° 09′ 15′′ N., Longitude by the mean of several observations by the three Chronometers of the "Macedonian 121o 59′ E.; and bears by Compass from the centre of Gutzlaff N.N.W., from which she is distaut 25 miles. This places her on the inner edge of the outer bar marked on Collinson's Chart of the river, and well up towards the North bank. Lu ,, in, she should never be brought to the Westward of W. by N. in a ship of heavy draft, or to the Southward of West with a vessel.

The Light ship will be readily distinguished from ordinary cruizing vessels, from having her two lower masts and top- alost, and from her hull and masts being painted a bright red, also from having inverted Cones of basket work six feet in dias ver each of her topmast heads. For the present at night she will hoist an ordinary ship's light until a better one can be

1. She is provided with a set of Marryat's Signals in order to communicate when requisite with vessels in the offing. She has on European Captain and Chinese crew to attend her, and it is hoped will prove a rendezvous for the European Pilots, whence they rd in-bound vessels. It is proposed that when from her a stranger is observed to be running into any danger, she first fire a gun to is attention, and then hoist Marryat's Signal in Part V. No. 1680,-“ Vessel is running into danger," followed by the Compass e course to be steered to avoid it.'

OND.—Contracts have been entered into for building a Beacon tower of masonry to be twenty feet square at its base, and fifty and tapering off to ten feet square at that altitude, and to be surmounted by a mast or spar fifty additional feet-thus making its ight one hundred feet.

Beacon will be erected on the South shore near what is known to pilots and others as the "Three Trees." When completed, on is to be white washed, and the mast painted black to afford the most distinguishable contrasts, and will be seen in any ordina». day before losing sight of the hull of the Light Ship.

RP.—A Large nun buoy painted red has been placed upon the South Eastern extremity of the Wúsung North spit in three fathoms. Lowest spring tides.

T-A Large un buoy painted black has been placed upon the North Eastern extremity of the Wúsung South spit in three fathoms water at Lowest spring tides.

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FIFTH.-The three poles on the inner angle of the stone fortification on the right or Northernmost bank at Wúsung, used as leadi » marks for the entrance of Wúsung river, are to be replaced by three new ones each sixty feet high. The two rear ones are to have nests built around them, and will be painted red. The pole in front will be shorter than the other two, and have on its top a bull's target, and will be painted white.

The white pole between the two red poles is the leading mark for entering the Wúsung river.

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SIXTH-Eight iron first class buoys have been ordered from England. When received I would recommend their being placed in.equat numbers alternatingly, along the inner edge of the North Bank upon its most projecting points, to be hereafter determined by soundings and upon the Northernmost projecting points of the South shore bank. It may be well to place one of these buoys or the Refuge bag beacon invented by Captain George Peacock, R. N., which is admirably adapted to this position as channel buoy, “Gutzlaff bearing Sof fifteen miles," and one or more small buoys to mark the middle ground in the Wúsung river: Cask buoys would be all-sufficient for thi last purpose. I would recommend that all these buoys should be numbered and painted according to the following rules, which are those adopted for all buoys on the coast of the United States, by Law of Congress, and are I believe those recognized and sanctioned by the universal usage of all the principal maritime nations, viz: "In entering a harbor from seaward, Channel Buoys with black and white pendicular stripes may be passed close on either hand. Buoys with red and black borizontal stripes are on obstructions, with channels on either side of them, and may be left on either hand in passing. Red Buoys with even numbers should be left on the starboard hand. Black Buoys with odd numbers should be left on the port hand.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c., your obedient servant,

To Robert C. MURPHY, Esq., U. S. Consul, Shanghai.

GEORGE HENRY PREBLE, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy.

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FIFTH.-The three poles on the inner angle of the stone fortification on the right or Northernmost bank at Wúsung, used as leadi » marks for the entrance of Wúsung river, are to be replaced by three new ones each sixty feet high. The two rear ones are to have nests built around them, and will be painted red. The pole in front will be shorter than the other two, and have on its top a bull's target, and will be painted white.

The white pole between the two red poles is the leading mark for entering the Wúsung river.

eye of

SIXTH-Eight iron first class buoys have been ordered from England. When received I would recommend their being placed in.equat numbers alternatingly, along the inner edge of the North Bank upon its most projecting points, to be hereafter determined by soundings and upon the Northernmost projecting points of the South shore bank. It may be well to place one of these buoys or the Refuge bag beacon invented by Captain George Peacock, R. N., which is admirably adapted to this position as channel buoy, “Gutzlaff bearing Sof fifteen miles," and one or more small buoys to mark the middle ground in the Wúsung river: Cask buoys would be all-sufficient for thi last purpose. I would recommend that all these buoys should be numbered and painted according to the following rules, which are those adopted for all buoys on the coast of the United States, by Law of Congress, and are I believe those recognized and sanctioned by the universal usage of all the principal maritime nations, viz: "In entering a harbor from seaward, Channel Buoys with black and white pendicular stripes may be passed close on either hand. Buoys with red and black borizontal stripes are on obstructions, with channels on either side of them, and may be left on either hand in passing. Red Buoys with even numbers should be left on the starboard hand. Black Buoys with odd numbers should be left on the port hand.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c., your obedient servant,

To Robert C. MURPHY, Esq., U. S. Consul, Shanghai.

GEORGE HENRY PREBLE, Lieutenant, U. S. Navy.

per.

True Copies,

W. WOODGATE.

NOTICE.

NEW !

NOTICE.

HE December SITTING of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JURISDICTION,

THE

is postponed to Friday the fourth day of January 1856. BY ORDER OF THE COUrt,

THE

WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the late Mr FRANCIS B. BIRLEY in our Firm, ceased on the 27th ultimo.

The Business, as heretofore, will be continued under the same Style.

Canton, 22d November, 1855.

WANTED.

BIRLEY & Co.

FOR lands, two European ENGINEERS, to whom liberal Salaries will be offered on the pro- duction of proper Certificates to Captain OREYRO, on board H. C. M. Steamer "Elcano," now lying at this port, or to

OR H. C. M. Steamers stationed at the Phillipine

L. J. GUTIERREZ, Consular Agent for Spain. Hongkong, 23d November, 1855.

NOTICE.

IN THE VICE-ADMIRALTY PRIZE COURT OF HONGKONG. The Queen v. The " Greta."

BY

Y virtue of a Decree of the Court, the MARSHAL'S AUCTIONEER will sell by PUBLIC AUCTION, on MONDAY, the 26th November, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M.,-

The said Brig “GRETA,” her TACKLE, AP- PAREL, and FURNITURE; also, a quantity of RICE, SUGAR, FLOUR, ARRACK, SOY, BEEF and PORK, Kegs of STEEL, WATCHES, MUSICAL BOXES, MUSKETS, anď BRASS GUNS, laden therein.

The Sale will take place on board the Brig, in the Harbour of Hongkong, opposite the NAVAL Yard, East.

CATALOGUES, containing full particulars and Con- DITIONS OF SALE, may be had on application at the VICTORIA EXchange.

G. DUDDELL.

Hongkong, 23d November, 1855.

IT

NOTICE.

T is requested that all Debts due to the UNION BREAD COMPANY, bể paid to Mr G. DUDDELL, and all Claims against the COMPANY be sent in to him for adjustment, before the End of the

current Year.

Hongkong, 1st November, 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

MR

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm, the business will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

|

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD.

TH

CAPITAL £1,259,760 Sterling.

HE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNEK & Co.;

Medical Advisers.

H. M. S. “ WINCHESTER.”

THE GUNRoom Officers of this Shin heubel

THE

give notice, that FEWIN BLANDFORD,

discharged from their Service as Ciunroom Steward,

They are therefore not responsible for any · Debts le

may contract from this date.

16th November, 1855.

兵名

無與以

日涉本 後革咽

謹遮

For Canton, WALT. Gro. DICKSON, M.D.

C

Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

打英十房人

For Hongkong, W. A. HARLAND, M.D.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT

Partnership lately subsisting between M.AC- THE

KERTOOM GALOONT MACKERTOOм and CARR

sent.

LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM Galoost MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto. |

M. G. MACKERTOOM.

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

HE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of

THE

44

JAMES TURGESSON, Master of

the Barque Countess of Winton," are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to this Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

1

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on band an Assortment of SHIP

HACHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

THEB

NOTICE TO SHIPMASTERS. HE undersigned hereby give Notice, that the PILOTS of the RIVER MIN require the Signa- ture of the AMERICAN CONSUL at that Port to their Certificates, before being qualified to pilot Ships to or from Foochow, on whose Cargoes we note Risks.

RUSSELL & Co., Agents of the China Mutual Insurance

Company of Boston, U.S.A.

64

Canton, 3d November, 1855.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

500 BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Gallego FLOUR.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855.

11th August, 1855.

THOS. HUNT & Co., Whampoa.

炮戰月兵欠

巳革退職役今

名咽云包蘭弗他

房船初弁債日他人

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1942 CAPITAL, Co.'s B5,00,000,

DIVIDED INTO SIXTY. SHARES OF COMPANY'S' R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE PER Cent Loans, IN

THE NAME Of the DirecTORS, · MESSES APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Culcatlu.

Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

"

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

OLICIES on Goods, Freight, and TREASURE,

POLICIES or Choose Figited to all parts of the

World.

Y. J. MURROW..

Agent in Chine.

NOTICE.

E SILVER & COMPANY, "Ship_Chandlers D

General Agents, and Auctioneers, Queen's

STOCK OF GOODS, will be largely increased, Road, having made extensive arrangements in Exo- LAND and the UNITED STATES, by whiclander

CHANDLERY, and OILMAN'S STORES, Sillo will keep always on hand every description of SHIP

BUTTER; Gallego FLOUR, put up in Half-barrels expressly for family use. Also, selected PEEF and PORK, BUCK-WHEAT and CORN-FAL in* Tins, Crushed SUGAR; Bent's WATER, ♬ jijk, and SODA CRACKERS, Sickel's WINE BILATE WINES and BRANDIES of various kinds and prices, SOCKS, GLOVES, and PERFUMERY, And, a general assortment of well-selected HARD- WARE, SHIP'S CABOOSES, STOVES, and PLATFORM SCALES, FANCY GOODS, STA- TIONERY, and OFFICE BOOKS made expressly

for this climate.

Hongkong, 8th August, 1855.

P

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkopų PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Single Copies, Tin-

Cents.

TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Five Lines and under. Ons Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents➡D!!*~ half of these charges for each Rǝpetition.

1 given, tl

will, as 1

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No. 58.

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Colonia

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Early in 1 NEW, Sea noor, consi PAREL, H.

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sent in to

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Gover

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British 10

ture

Certinte front Foo

For Canton, Walt, Gro. Dickson, `M.D,”

Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

Y. J. MURROW." Ayent in China..

"TERMS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,—Nive Lines and unger, vi

Dollar: each additional Lino, Twenty Cents-One4 half of these charges for each Repetition,

ton,

T

in

Bangkong

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131

THE

Government

IN

NEW SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 1ST DECEMBER, 1855.

NMENT NOTIFICATION.

19

VOL. I. No. 22.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE'

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Seorsary. will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

No. 58.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified that, at a Meeting of the Execu- tive Council held this day at the Government Offices, ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MACLEAN, Esquire, having taken the necessary Oaths, was declared a Justice of the Peace for the Colony of Hongkong and its Dependencies.

W. T. MERCER, By Order,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 26th November, 1855.

B

PUBLIC AUCTION.

Order of Captain THOMAS WATKINS, Harbour Master, the undersigned will sell by AUCTION Early in December, the EFFECTS of the late JOHN NEW, Seaman, who died on board the ship Koh-i- cor, consisting of,—a Sea Chest, Wearing AP- AREL, HAMMOCK, and BEDDING.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government Auctioneer.

Hongkong, 1st December, 1855.

NOTICE.

|

MR

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that all Crown Rents due up to the 24th June last, which remain still unpaid, will be recovered by Summary Process from and after the 10th instant.

By Order,

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong,

1st December, 1855.

NOTICE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm, the business will henceforth be conducted under the name of

HANBURY & Co. CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855. NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPAN:

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. Capital £1,259,760 SterliNG. undersigned have been appointed AGENTS Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNEK & Co.

T is requested that all Debts due to the UNION BREAD COMPANY, be paid to Mr G. JUDDELL, and all Claims against the COMPANY beПHE vut in to him for adjustment, before the End of the

rrent Year.

Hongkong, 1st November, 1855.

CARD.

- CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer

and Appraiser,' and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

K

Established 1843.

NOTICE.

THE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of ..ie late TAMES FURGESSON, Master of Bique Countess of Winton," are requested to d their respective Claims and Payments to this insulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST, Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

NOTICE TO SHIPMASTERS. undersigned hereby give Notice, that the LILOTS of the RIVER MIN require the Signa- adhe AMERICAN CONSUL at that Port to their ates, before being qualified to pilot Ships to or Foochow, on whose Cargoes we note Risks,

RUSSELL & Co.,

Agents of the China Mutual Insurance

Company of Boston, U.S.A.

ton, 3d November, 1855.

at

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLANd, M.D. For Canton,-WALT. GEO. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s B6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS.

MESSES APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Culcutta.

Agents.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

every

HAVE ANAL OR had an of kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

THE

sent.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c.,

Queen's Road, Victoria.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC- KERTOOM GALQost Mackerroom and Carr LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands IN indebted, are requested to send their respective Ae- counts for liquidation to the said CARR LUCAS, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

NOTICE. THE Interest and Responsibility of the late Mr FRANCIS B. BIRLEY in our Firm, ceased: on the-27th ultimo.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

"9

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay, A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang. OLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE,

POLICnted by the undersigned to all parts of the

World.

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China,

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Gallego FLOUR.

THOS. HUNT & Co.,

Whampoa.

500

11th August, 1855.

TH

The Business, as heretofore, will be continued under the same Style.

Canton, 22d November, 1855.

BIRLEY & Co.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

Single Copies, Twenty-five

PRICE, 6$ per Annum.

Cents.

TERMN OF ADVERTISEMENTS, Five Lines and under, One Dollar; each additional Line, Twenty Cents-One- half of these charges for each Repetition.

Songkong

THE

Government

W SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 8TH DECEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 23.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby en, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

59.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Light-house of the Sultan Shoal, as laid down in Chart of the Straits of Singa-

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

he subjoined Notice of the Raffles Light House re- y erected on the "Coney Islet," at the Western nce of the Straits of Singapore, is published for

al information.

RAFFLES LIGHT-HOUSE.

and after the 1st of November, 1855, a fixed bright Dioptric of the third order, will be exhibited from Sun-set to Sun-rise = Islet called the "Coney," near Barn Island, at the Western ce of the Straits of Singapore, situated, according to the alty Charts, in Latitude 1° 8' 15" North, and Longitude

20′′ East. height of the Centre of the Ligut from high water mark is at.

- Light will be visible from the Decks of Vessels at a distance ut 12 Nautical miles.

Light will illuminate about 233 degrees of the horizon, viz: Saint John's Island proceeding Southerly to the Northwest- near the Sultan Shoal.

sels losing the Light when to the Eastward or Westward will y be warned of the dangers respectively of Middle Island or

POST-OFFICE NOTICE. next GENERAL MAILS per “Norna,” -ill be closed on FRIDAY, the 14th instant, .; and the Customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL made up the following Morning between the

9 and 10 o'clock.

Office, Hongkong,

4th December, 1855.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-master.

EVAN THOMAS, deceased. PETER ANDREW TAY, leccased. LEONG AHKWONG,eccased. ICE. All Claims against the above Estates

■ust be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINIS- - before the 8th day of June, 1856, otherwise ot be included in the Scheme of Division. ans indebted to the said Estates are requested

mediate payment to WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

PEREAS I, Comprador to Messrs Dent & Co., have been used to be called by all the following names at different times, viz: YEONG-EE-FOO, YEONG-LAN-KO, and YEONG- -now I do hereby give notice, that for the prevent trouble and confusion, I shall use alled by the name of YEONG-LAN-KO, persons whatsoever are requested to take

this.

tong, 6th December, 1855.

IT

pore, by Messrs Congalton & Thomson, corrected up to 1855.

(Signed,) J. RUSSELL,

Master Attendant.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th December, 1855.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. C. POWER, and, on the recommendation of the Magis- His Excellency the Governor is pleased to appoint Mr. tracy, Mr G. DUDDELL, Joint Valuators of house pro- perty in Hongkong, for the purpose of assessing the Police Rate to be levied in the Year 1856, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 2 of 1845.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th December, 1855.

NOTICE.

[T is requested that all Debts due to the UNION BREAD COMPANY, be paid to Mr G. DUDDELL, and all Claims against the COMPANY be sent in to him for adjustment, before the End of the

current Year.

Hongkong, 1st November, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES,

&c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT HE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC-

KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indehted, are requested to send their respective Ac-

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000.

DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS.

MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

Mesars T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

"

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay,

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang,

POLIC

OLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

World

...

CARD.

Y. J. MURROW.

Agent in China.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

appointment.

Songkong

THE

Government

W SERIES.

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 8TH DECEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 23.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo ; and notice is hereby en, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE"

as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

59.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Light-house of the Sultan Shoal, as laid down in Chart of the Straits of Singa-

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

he subjoined Notice of the Raffles Light House re- y erected on the "Coney Islet," at the Western nce of the Straits of Singapore, is published for

al information.

RAFFLES LIGHT-HOUSE.

and after the 1st of November, 1855, a fixed bright Dioptric of the third order, will be exhibited from Sun-set to Sun-rise = Islet called the "Coney," near Barn Island, at the Western ce of the Straits of Singapore, situated, according to the alty Charts, in Latitude 1° 8' 15" North, and Longitude

20′′ East. height of the Centre of the Ligut from high water mark is at.

- Light will be visible from the Decks of Vessels at a distance ut 12 Nautical miles.

Light will illuminate about 233 degrees of the horizon, viz: Saint John's Island proceeding Southerly to the Northwest- near the Sultan Shoal.

sels losing the Light when to the Eastward or Westward will y be warned of the dangers respectively of Middle Island or

POST-OFFICE NOTICE. next GENERAL MAILS per “Norna,” -ill be closed on FRIDAY, the 14th instant, .; and the Customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL made up the following Morning between the

9 and 10 o'clock.

Office, Hongkong,

4th December, 1855.

WM. CHAPMAN, Acting Post-master.

EVAN THOMAS, deceased. PETER ANDREW TAY, leccased. LEONG AHKWONG,eccased. ICE. All Claims against the above Estates

■ust be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINIS- - before the 8th day of June, 1856, otherwise ot be included in the Scheme of Division. ans indebted to the said Estates are requested

mediate payment to WILLIAM HASTINGS ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar Official Administrator.

NOTICE.

PEREAS I, Comprador to Messrs Dent & Co., have been used to be called by all the following names at different times, viz: YEONG-EE-FOO, YEONG-LAN-KO, and YEONG- -now I do hereby give notice, that for the prevent trouble and confusion, I shall use alled by the name of YEONG-LAN-KO, persons whatsoever are requested to take

this.

tong, 6th December, 1855.

IT

pore, by Messrs Congalton & Thomson, corrected up to 1855.

(Signed,) J. RUSSELL,

Master Attendant.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 5th December, 1855.

No. 60.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

J. C. POWER, and, on the recommendation of the Magis- His Excellency the Governor is pleased to appoint Mr. tracy, Mr G. DUDDELL, Joint Valuators of house pro- perty in Hongkong, for the purpose of assessing the Police Rate to be levied in the Year 1856, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 2 of 1845.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 7th December, 1855.

NOTICE.

[T is requested that all Debts due to the UNION BREAD COMPANY, be paid to Mr G. DUDDELL, and all Claims against the COMPANY be sent in to him for adjustment, before the End of the

current Year.

Hongkong, 1st November, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW, SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES,

&c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT HE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC-

KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indehted, are requested to send their respective Ac-

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE

OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000.

DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 EACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS.

MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

Mesars T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London

STEPHENS & JOAQUIM, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

"

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay,

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang,

POLIC

OLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

World

...

CARD.

Y. J. MURROW.

Agent in China.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser,

and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

appointment.

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The Hongkong Government Gazette.

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

THE

$6

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA. THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGA TION COMPANY's Steam-ship NORNA,” Captain PURCHASE, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo for the above Places, will leave this on SATURDAY, the 15th December neaf, at 2 F.3.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company'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 Shipper 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.

ROB. S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 3d December, 1855.

TH

NOTICE.

THE Interest and Responsibility of the late MR FRANCIS B. BIRLEY in our Firm, ceased on the 27th ultimo.

The Business, as heretofore, will be continued under the same Style.

Canton, 22d November, 1855.

BIRLEY & Co.

REGULAR

STEAM COMMUNICATION

between

HONGKONG & CANTON.

\HE“ WILLAMETTE,” Captain W. CURRIE,

NOTICE TO SHIPMASTERS. THE undersigned hereby give Notice, that the TPILOTS of the RIVER MIN require the Signa

ture of the AMERICAN CONSUL at that Port to their Certificates, before being qualified to pilot Ships to or

T having been fitted up expresly for the River from notes, w, on whose Cargoes we not

Traffic, will shortly commence running regularly between the above Places, as follows, viz:→→→

From Hongkong to Canton,

every WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY,at 8 A.M. From Canton to Hongkong,

every MONDAY and THURSDAY, at 11 A.M.

RATES OF Passage,

Europeans, First Class, Chinese

do.,

Europeans, Second Class, Chinese do.,

CHARGES FOR REFRESHMENTS.

·

Breakfast, Dinner, (including Wine and Beer,)

CARGO.

each.

99

"

$1 each.

2

"9

Owing to the "Willamette's" large Cargo Capa- city, it is intended that she shall receive Goods on FREIGHT at Lorcha Rates, as per separate Tariff, to be had on application to the Agents. Cargo, when in sufficiently large quantities, will be delivered alongside Vessels, if practicable.

TOWING

Will be undertaken on Moderate Terms; and in- tending Passengers will, when possible, be informed by Circular as soon as any such Service has been engaged for.

For further particulars, apply to the Agents,

ROBERT S. WALKER, Hongkong. MAXIMILIAN FISCHER, Canton. Hongkong, 30th November, 1855.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public, MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

RUSSELL & Co.,

Agents of the" China Mutual Insurance

Company of Boston, U.S.A.

Canton, 3d November, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. Capital £1,259,760 STERLING.

THE

THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNEK & Co.

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,—W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton, Walt. GEO. DICKSON, M.D, Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

LONDON ASSURANCE CORPORATION, Established by Charter 1720.

THE

HE undersigned, Ayenls ut Hongkong for the above Corporation, are prepared to grant PO- LICIES against FIRE, to the extent of £10,000 on any BUILDING, or on MERCHANDIZE in the same

DENT & Co., Agents.

Hongkong, 12th April, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-pos

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 15TH DECEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 24.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby given, that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855. GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department. His Excellency The Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China has received from Her Majesty's Con- "Shanghae copy of the following Regulations issued Taoutae, in communication with the Consuls of hree Treaty Powers, with reference to the System on ilotage now established in that Port; and SIR JOHN RING directs their publication for the information of acerned.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE.

intendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th December, 1855.

PILOT REGULATIONS. following Rules and Regulations for the government of Native and Foreign, at the Port of Shanghae, are hereby and made binding by His Excellency Chaou, Superintendent stoms, in communication with the Consuls of the Three

Powers:

-A Board shall be appointed by the three Consuls, sanction- His Excellency Chaou, consisting of not less than three, nor han five, Shipmasters, with whom a Naval Officer shall be ted if required, before whom all persons wishing to become shall appear for examination.

G

A Certificate of Competency from a majority of said Board eposited at his Consulate, shall entitle the person therein to a License as a Pilot. In all cases where the Nationality Applicant is other than one of those Nations in Treaty with his Certificate from the Board of Examiners must be deposit- the Senior Consul, who will obtain for him the necessary

3.

-Every Pilot-boat is to hoist a red and white Flag horizontal, ch the Number of his Boat shall appear in black. -The Rates of Pilotage shall be by the water the ship draws, ›m Gutzlaff, $5.00 per Foot; from Beacon-ship, $4.00 per Foot; y point outside Woosung, but inside Beacon-ship, $3.50 per from W Voosung to Shanghae, $3.00 per Foot. The same of Pilotage are allowed for Vessels outward bound.

-Every Pilot on boarding a ship shall produce for the ion of the Master his License as a Pilot.

All persons acting as Pilots without a License as herein prescribed, shall have no claim for services rendered, and be with by their own Consuls according to Law, for violating

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

these Regulations: and all such cases not coming within the juris- diction of the Three Treaty Consuls, are to be referred to the local Chinese Authorities.

7th,-Pilots shall be responsible for the faithful and complete

discharge of their duty; and any misconduct, either from ignorance, incompetency, wilful heglect, or otherwise, being proven, shall entail a forfeiture of the offender's License, in addition to any other liability he may have incurred by the laws of his own country.

8th,--The foregoing Regulations to take effect on and after the 10th day of December, 1855.

No. 61.

R. C. MURPHY, Consul, U. S. A.

(Signed,)

(Signed,)

D. B. ROBERTSON,

(Signed,)

B. EDAN,

H. B. M. Consul.

Consul de France par interim.

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 in- formation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 11th December, 1855.

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, 1855, rendered in accordance with the Terin of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

NOTES ISSUED...................................$168,471°°, exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

WM. LAMOND, Acting Sub-Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st December, 1855.

I have this day inspected the Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation, and found the Specie shewn me to corres- pond in Amount with the Terms of the Royal Charter.

8th December, 1855.

R. RIENAECKER.

Colonial Treasurer.

نا

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WANTED.

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT

FROM the 1st January, 1856, a Resident APO-THE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC-

THECARY for the GOVERNMENT CIVIL Hos-

FITAL. For particulars, apply to the COLONIAL SURGEON, at His Residence; between 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock.

Hongkong, 15th December, 1855.

In re EVAN THOMAS, deccased.

N

**

PETER ANDREW TAY, deceased. LEONG AHKWONG, deceased. ́OTICE.—All Claims against the above Estates

must be proved before the OFFICIAL ADMINIS TRATOR, before the 8th day of June, 1856, 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.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and Carr

LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- sent. All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUcas; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said MACKERTOOM Galoost MACKERTOOм from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM.

Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANdlers,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

FOR FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE ATH CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

HOME AND ABROAD.

CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING. undersigned hav been appointed AGENTS at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

THE

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-—W. A. HARLAnd, M.D.

For Canton,-WALT. Gro. DICKSON, M.D. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house

NOTICE.

THE Creditors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of the late JAMES FURGESSON, Master of

THE

the Barque "Countess of Winton," are requested to send their respective Claims and Payments to thi Consulate, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

British Consulate, Foo-chow-foo, 10th September. 1855.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1842. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S.

R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS. MESSES APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Calcutta.

Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore,

of Copland, Barnes & Co.; also, STORES per Over POLICIES on GOODS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE,

land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

NOTICE TO SHIPMASTERS. THE undersigned hereby give Notice, that the

THE Interest and Responsibility of the late MaPILOTS of the RIVER MIN require the Signa- TH

FRANCIS B. BIRLEY in our Firm, ceased on the 27th ultimo.

The Business, as heretofore, will be continued under the same Style.

Canton, 22d November, 1855.

CARD.

BIRLEY & Co.

CHARLES MARKWICK,

Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer

and Appraiser, and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

ture of the AMERICAN CONSUL at that Port to their Certificates, before being qualified to pilot Ships to or from Foochow, on whose Cargoes we note Risks.

RUSSELL & Co.,

Agents of the " China Mutual Insurance

Company of Boston, U.S.A.

Canton, 3d November, 1855.

MR

NOTICE.

"R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been admitted a Partner in our Firm. The business will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855..

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JORDAN & Co., Rangoon,

»

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

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hat al

World

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

before

Colonia

Mr JAMES BROWN,

Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

JUST RECEIVED AND FOR SALE.

BARRELS Fresh No. 1 Gallego FLOUR.

THOS. HUNT & Co Whampo

500

11th August, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hot/ PRICE, 6$ per Annum. Single Copies, Tr Cents.

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Y. J. MURROW.

Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

Agent in China..

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VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 22D DECEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 25.

-The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby.” given that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

1

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

... 62.

Brought forward,

£28 15

$2,365

By Order,

Jo. of Lot.

Hirnd

Purchaser.

Contents in Square Feet.

E.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Returns of Land Sales held during the 383, Tung Alok, fear 1855, are published for general information.

& Colorial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hogkong, 17th December, 1855.

No.-J.-RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction,

ld on the ground, 1st February, 1855,

91A, F. A. Rangel,

279,

354, Quoke Acheong, -355, Chun Shing,

3,645

8 5

625

3,150

5 14

380

1,750

3 3

6

125

264, D. R. Caldwell,

1,812

0 17

125

262,

Do.

1,680

0 16

10

243B, Le Ayow,

666

0 12

95

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

243c, Do.

540

0 9

100

2430, Le Asek,

1,680

0 16

-80

244н, Cheong Hoo,

1,540

0.14

115

2451, Do.

490.

0

45

239, See Suy,

840

1

100

280, Do.

4,675

4

10

45

Do.

4,250

3 17

70

278, Do.

4,250

3.17 0

90

Fixed An- nual Rent.

Premium.

277, Le Asek,

4,250

5.15

70

£

$.

d.

276, F. Woods, ·

6,205

8 8 10

15

;

93,

Do.

15,400 21 0 21,700 29 10 6

0

400

275, Tung Alok,

6,205

8 8 10

55

555

290, Foong Aching,

4,375

5 19 0

370

94, C. D. Williams,

26,970

24 6

65

274,

Do.

1,679

2 5

8

105

94A,

Do.

26,970

24 6

0

25

273,

Do.

4,380

5 19 2

310

1:50, Fr. A. Feliciani,

38,800

17 11

0:

155

271,

Do.

3,723

5 1

600

126, G. A. Trotter,

13,520 12 5

0

140

384, Tam Achoey,

3,060

4 3

755

69,

Do.

17,220 19 7 6

325

385, Foong Aching,

8,800 12 0 0

800

65, F. Woods,

13,517

12 5

250

386,

Do.

16,960

15 7

8

605

141, J. W. Brimelow,

37,225

33 10 9

790

77B, Chun Shing,

G. Duddell,

270A, Yeong Assow,

5,512 15 0 0 4,500

250

387, Tung Alok,

+

12 5 0

380

388, Chun Shing,

158, C. D. Williams,

larine

64, Lyall, Still & Co.,

18,960 158 0

910

157,

Do.

64A, G. Duddell,

10,800

90 0 0

800

341, F. Woods,

*

44, No bidder, £150

49,610

342, Do.

2,275 6,375 20,900 66 19,030 17 5 2 19,030 17 5

5,250 5,005 0 19 0

8

5 0

500

20 4 10

5

7 0

20

250

200

1 0 0

70

50

Fixed

46, Do.

114

37,206

389, Cheong Yok,

6,350

011 6.

40

Annual

47,

Do.

113

Rental.

40,746

390, Shaik Hassan

ly & Shaik

48,

Do.

150

46,066

Chun-sie,

900

3 5 4

60

Ameer, 391, F. Woods,

} 5,000

0 10 0

35

Hip-lun-kee,

1,000

3 12 6

70

392, C. Markwick,

6,700 6,700

0 12

2

10

0 12

70

Chun-sie,

Do.

1,000

8 12 6

40

1,000

3 12 6

40

Totals,

£270 14 2

$9,305

Ow-quoy,

Low-yu-laong,

F. A. Rangel,

Ngayon,

"Ng-apoon,

1,440

5 4 6

85

880

3 0 0

40

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

1,600

5 16 8

64

Surveyor General.

1,080 800

3 18

6

90

2 18 4

95

Totals,

£504 7 7

No. 3.—RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction, $5,625 | held on the ground, 14th and 15th May, 1855.

No. of Lot.

Purchaser.

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Contents in Square Fect.

Fixed An- nual Rent £ 8. d.

Premium.

Surveyor General.

395, Mun-moo-mew,

5,208

4 14 6

155

396,

Do.

4,225

3 16 8

100

No. 2.-RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction, d on the ground, 16th and 17th March, 1855.

397, Yeong Ascow,

6,890

6 5 0

160

398, F. Woods,

$6,175

5 12

30

of Lot

Purchaser.

Contents in Square Feet.

Fixed An- nual Rent

Premium

399, Luk-ying-se,

3,700

0 0

150

2nd.

£ 1.

d.

400, Hip-lun-kee,

4,440

6 1 0

85

81, Lou Achow,

1,190

3 15 6

365

401, F. Woods,

5,920

&

100

82.

Do.

1,190

8 15 6

555 402,

Do.

5,850

5

2B, Cheong Assow.

8,400

9 5

965

403,

Do.

5,850 5.6

35

Chun Shing,

5,265

11 18 10

480

404,

Do.

5,400, c 18

25

Q

Carried forward,

£28 15 2

$2,365

Carried forward,

£55 0

$840

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GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 22D DECEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 25.

-The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby.” given that a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

“THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

will, as before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

1

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

... 62.

Brought forward,

£28 15

$2,365

By Order,

Jo. of Lot.

Hirnd

Purchaser.

Contents in Square Feet.

E.

UR.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Returns of Land Sales held during the 383, Tung Alok, fear 1855, are published for general information.

& Colorial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hogkong, 17th December, 1855.

No.-J.-RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction,

ld on the ground, 1st February, 1855,

91A, F. A. Rangel,

279,

354, Quoke Acheong, -355, Chun Shing,

3,645

8 5

625

3,150

5 14

380

1,750

3 3

6

125

264, D. R. Caldwell,

1,812

0 17

125

262,

Do.

1,680

0 16

10

243B, Le Ayow,

666

0 12

95

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

243c, Do.

540

0 9

100

2430, Le Asek,

1,680

0 16

-80

244н, Cheong Hoo,

1,540

0.14

115

2451, Do.

490.

0

45

239, See Suy,

840

1

100

280, Do.

4,675

4

10

45

Do.

4,250

3 17

70

278, Do.

4,250

3.17 0

90

Fixed An- nual Rent.

Premium.

277, Le Asek,

4,250

5.15

70

£

$.

d.

276, F. Woods, ·

6,205

8 8 10

15

;

93,

Do.

15,400 21 0 21,700 29 10 6

0

400

275, Tung Alok,

6,205

8 8 10

55

555

290, Foong Aching,

4,375

5 19 0

370

94, C. D. Williams,

26,970

24 6

65

274,

Do.

1,679

2 5

8

105

94A,

Do.

26,970

24 6

0

25

273,

Do.

4,380

5 19 2

310

1:50, Fr. A. Feliciani,

38,800

17 11

0:

155

271,

Do.

3,723

5 1

600

126, G. A. Trotter,

13,520 12 5

0

140

384, Tam Achoey,

3,060

4 3

755

69,

Do.

17,220 19 7 6

325

385, Foong Aching,

8,800 12 0 0

800

65, F. Woods,

13,517

12 5

250

386,

Do.

16,960

15 7

8

605

141, J. W. Brimelow,

37,225

33 10 9

790

77B, Chun Shing,

G. Duddell,

270A, Yeong Assow,

5,512 15 0 0 4,500

250

387, Tung Alok,

+

12 5 0

380

388, Chun Shing,

158, C. D. Williams,

larine

64, Lyall, Still & Co.,

18,960 158 0

910

157,

Do.

64A, G. Duddell,

10,800

90 0 0

800

341, F. Woods,

*

44, No bidder, £150

49,610

342, Do.

2,275 6,375 20,900 66 19,030 17 5 2 19,030 17 5

5,250 5,005 0 19 0

8

5 0

500

20 4 10

5

7 0

20

250

200

1 0 0

70

50

Fixed

46, Do.

114

37,206

389, Cheong Yok,

6,350

011 6.

40

Annual

47,

Do.

113

Rental.

40,746

390, Shaik Hassan

ly & Shaik

48,

Do.

150

46,066

Chun-sie,

900

3 5 4

60

Ameer, 391, F. Woods,

} 5,000

0 10 0

35

Hip-lun-kee,

1,000

3 12 6

70

392, C. Markwick,

6,700 6,700

0 12

2

10

0 12

70

Chun-sie,

Do.

1,000

8 12 6

40

1,000

3 12 6

40

Totals,

£270 14 2

$9,305

Ow-quoy,

Low-yu-laong,

F. A. Rangel,

Ngayon,

"Ng-apoon,

1,440

5 4 6

85

880

3 0 0

40

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

1,600

5 16 8

64

Surveyor General.

1,080 800

3 18

6

90

2 18 4

95

Totals,

£504 7 7

No. 3.—RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction, $5,625 | held on the ground, 14th and 15th May, 1855.

No. of Lot.

Purchaser.

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Contents in Square Fect.

Fixed An- nual Rent £ 8. d.

Premium.

Surveyor General.

395, Mun-moo-mew,

5,208

4 14 6

155

396,

Do.

4,225

3 16 8

100

No. 2.-RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction, d on the ground, 16th and 17th March, 1855.

397, Yeong Ascow,

6,890

6 5 0

160

398, F. Woods,

$6,175

5 12

30

of Lot

Purchaser.

Contents in Square Feet.

Fixed An- nual Rent

Premium

399, Luk-ying-se,

3,700

0 0

150

2nd.

£ 1.

d.

400, Hip-lun-kee,

4,440

6 1 0

85

81, Lou Achow,

1,190

3 15 6

365

401, F. Woods,

5,920

&

100

82.

Do.

1,190

8 15 6

555 402,

Do.

5,850

5

2B, Cheong Assow.

8,400

9 5

965

403,

Do.

5,850 5.6

35

Chun Shing,

5,265

11 18 10

480

404,

Do.

5,400, c 18

25

Q

Carried forward,

£28 15 2

$2,365

Carried forward,

£55 0

$840

2

The Hongkong Government Gazette.

Brought forward,

405, Ching Aleen, 406, F. Woods, 407, Wong-chew-wah,

5,700 4,250

£55 0 2 5 3 4

$840

10

1 18 6

Purchaser.

No. 7.-RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Aucí“. on the ground, on Tuesday, the 28th August, 1855, 25 | No. of Lot.

Fized An- A

Premium

nual Rent.

17,911

8 2 6

80

Inland.

£ 4. d.

No. of Plan

408, Foong Aching,

10,300 9 6 10

500

457, D. Lapraik,

27 14

4

320

11

409, C. D. Williams,

-14,300 45 8 0

1,000

458, Do.

28 11

6

Inlan

450

410,

Do.

11,000 84 18 6

459,

Do.

24 9

0

509,

411,

Do.

12,100 38 I

460, G. Macalister,

20 6

510,

412,

Do.

11,000

34 18 6

:

461,

Do.

15

6

413,

Do.

11,000

34 18 6

462,

Do.

12 1 0

414,

Do.

11,000 34 18 6

463,

Do.

12 1

415, Smith & Brimelow,

416, C. D. Williams,

417, Cheong Assow,

418, Smith & Brimelow,

11,500 36 10 0

464,

Do.

12 1 0

11,600

36 16 6

465, J. Lamont,

12 1

9,397

29 16 8

125

466, Do.

12

0

11,300

85 17 4

30

467,

Do.

12 1

410

- 419, Cheong Assow,

9,555

30 6 8

468,

Do.

12 1

420

EN

469,

Do.

12 1

0

510

ΟΙ

Totals,

£472 2 0

$2,610

470, G. Macalister,

12

510

for Mc

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

471,

Do.

16 12 0

550

Surveyor General.

472, Tam Achoey,

14 8 6

300.

Majest CLUT

473, Pang-wah-ping,

12 1 0

100

1

No. 4.-RETURN OF LAND Lease sale, at Public Auction, on the ground, on the 28th and 29th May, 1855.

474, Le Afoon,

15 1 6

150

3.

475, D. R. Caldwell,

16 3

8

160

1

No. of Lot.

Purchaser.

Fixed An- nual Rent.

476,

Do.

27

5 2

220

Premium

Fur applica

477,

Do.

31 15

1

250

cation

£ 8.

d.

478,

Do.

20

6 .4

100

420, R. do Rozario,

5 12 0

479, Cheong Assow,

20

6 1

421,

Do.

5 12

5

480, D. R. Caldwell,

29 11 10

60% $100

422, Cheong Assow,

1 18 6

5

481, Yeong Assow,

20 6

4

. 95

423, R. Rienaecker,

424,

425, C. D. Williams, 426,

Do.

427, G. Nye, Jr.,

35 10 10

10

482, Wm. Stuart,

26 13 4

140

Do.

15 6 0

10

483, D. R. Caldwell,

7 18

100

T

15 0

0

10

484,

Do.

7 18 9

100

'firm of

15 I 0

10

485,

Do.

7 18 9

80

150 0

5,000

486, Cheong Assow,

7 18 9

100

the 201

sent.

.

428, C. D. Williams,

36 10 0

487, Wm. Stuart,

7 18 9

Je

Firm a

429,

Do.

36 10 0

488, Wm. Harding,

14 5 10

and will

430,-

Do.

36 16 6

ind

431.

Do.

86 16 6

Totals,

£529 7 2

$8,085.

ulinits

432, Cheong Assow,

0

433, Do.

9 19 8

434, Loo Aloong,

9

1

435, Do.

9

6

436, Tong Alum,

9

1

6

137, Tam Achoey,

1

6

CHAS. ST GEo. cleverlY,

No. 8.—ReturN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction,” held on the ground, on the 1st and 2d October, 1855.

Surveyor General.

has ass And ful MACKI

Sing

Purchaser.

TAHE

Fixed An-

No. of Lot.

Totals,

. £447 19 0

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

nual Rent..

remium

$5,050

Marine.

£ J. d.

96, R Rienaecker,

97, W. T. Bridges,

52.10 0. 52 10-0

900

1050

98,

Do.

78 15

0

1775

Inland.

No. 5.-RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction, on the ground, on Monday, 9th July, 1855.

489,

Do.

17 10 0

100

490, A. Berenhart,

17 10

0

115

Fixed An-

No. of Lot.

Purchaser.

Premium.

"nual Rent.

491,

Do.

17 10 0

100.

£

d.

492, Cheong Assow,

17 10 0

180

438, Lo Ayune,

12 8

6

5

493, R. Rienaecker,

17 10 0

120

439, Do.

9

1 6

5

440, Do.

9

1 6

15

Total first day,

271

5 0

429

441, Lo Ahoong,

1

6

25

442, Tam Achoey,

443, Do.

444, Lo-san-ke,

445, Lum Chak,

446, Lo Ahoong,

9

1 6

40

494, A. Fletcher,

25

7 10

GT

9

6

40

495,

Do.

35

0.0

9

1 6

50

496,

Do.

9 1

65

497,

Do.

89 10 6 35 0 0

9 1 6

50

498, Cheong Assow,

22 10

499,

Do.

* 35 0 0

Totals,

£85 0 6

$295

500, Loo Aloong,

501, Cheong Assow,

W. COWPER,

502,

Do.

Assistant Engineer, for the Surveyor General.

No. 6.--RETURN OF LAND Lease sale, at Public Auction, on the ground, on Saturday, the 4th August, 1855.

Total second day,

Grand Total,

36 16 6 35 0 0 35 0 0

299 5 6

500 75

585

£570 10 6

$4875

Fixed An-

nual Rent.

Surveyor General.

t the Ba bend ti Consula

مناجم

Briti

No. of Lot.

Purchaser.

Premium.

Marine.

£

3. d.

90, Cheong Alum,

60 0 0

605

91,

Do.

52 10 0

480

92,

Do.

52 10 0

695

93, Reardon and another,

65 0 0

885

94, Cheong Assow,

52 10 0

505

No. of Lot.

Purchaser.

95, J. Stephenson,

52 10

0

860

Inland.

Inland.

456, A. Berenhart,

455, Cheong Alum, 454, F. Woods, 453, Le Hing, 452, J. Stephenson, 451, Pang-wah-ping, 450, A. Berenhart, 449, J. Stephenson, 448, Leong Achune, 447,

Do.

25 16 6

405

504, W. A. Harland, M.D.,

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY,

Nɔ. 9 —RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE, at Public Auction, on the ground, on Friday, the 16th November, 1855.

503, C. D. Williams,

Fixed An-

nual Rent.

Premium.

d.

£ 8. 11 14

11 14

Al

17 10 0

200

Marine.

17 10

0

190

99, Douglas Lapraik,

17 10 0

210

100,

Do.

17 10 0

305

101, R. C. Antrobus,

17 10 0

235

102, G. T. Siemssen,

17 10

160

103,

Do.

17 10

0

135

104, W. H. Wardley & Co.,

17 10 0

30 Inland.

17 10 0

6,5

505, Aluck,

506, Do.

Totals,

£518 6 6

$5,965

307, D. R. Caldwell,

`302, Cheong Assow,

36 10 0

ig,

-$50

SSASAS

32 12 0

32 12

0

300 460

ed.

0

5800

0

.7500

50. 0

0

7000

62 10 .0

5860

15 17

36 10

15 16

6090

70

25

30

C

CHAS. ST GEO. CLEVERLY, Surveyor General.

10€

ང། ངམས་བབ་ན

Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

Curried forward,

Agent in China..

I

£383 17 0,

“na under, tine

puntur, vadu audiomai intro, a woonist Cents-One4 half of those charges for each Ropotition.

-Sale

The Wongkong Government Gazette

Brought forward,

£385 17 0

$33,585

13, No bidder,

14, Do.

1.

Wm. Tarrant,

Cheong Assow,

Total,

I

9 } 6

5

60

£10 0 0 $33,650

CHAS. ST GEO, CLEVERLY, Surveyor General

Police Department, HongkoNG,

21st December, 1855.

DERS will be received by the undersigned, or before 12 o'clock Noon of the 26th instant, king, from MATERIALS to be supplied by Her y's Government, the under-specified POLICE

HING :.

120 Oxford GRAY CLOTH GREATCOATS. 130 BLUR CLOTH JACKETS. 130 Pairs BLUE CLOTH TROWSERS. her particulars can be obtained upon personal tion at the Superintendent's Office, Central

C. MAY,

Superintendent of Police.

E IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT - Partnership lately subsisting between Mac- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR heretofore carrying on business under the MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on h day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- All Debts due to the said late Copartnership re to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; persons to whom the said Partnership stands

re requested to send their respectivc Ac- or Equidation to the said CARN LUCAS, who umea the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, y discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST ERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. apore, 20th August, 1855,

NOTICE.

Creditors of and Debtors to, the Estate of hete JAMES FURGESSON, Master of que Countess of Winton," are requested to

*

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Rents' due for the current Half-year are payable on and after the 25th instant.

By Order,

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer,

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th December, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

H

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

RELIANCe marine INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS. MESSES APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Culcutta.

Agents.

IN

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

".

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

eir respective Chai 31 4 December, nts to this policies on the und Figned to and TREASURE

■te, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

sh Consulate, Foo-chow-foo,

10th September. 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, -vernment and Supreme Court Auctioneer

und Appraiser, and

General StOREKEEPER,

·Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

World.

granted by the undersigned to all purts of the

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

NOTICE TO SHIPMASTERS.

HE undersigned hereby give Notice, that the TPILOTS of the RIVER MIN require the Signa-

ture of the AMERICAN CONSUL at that Port to their Certificates, before being qualified to pilot Ships to or from Foochow, on whose Cargoes we note Risks.

RUSSELL & Co.,

Agents of the China Mutual Insurance

Company of Boston, U.S.A.

Canton, 3d November, 1855.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

NOTICE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been M'

admitted a Partner in our Firm. The business will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE" ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

THE

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton, Walt, Gro. DICKSON, M.E. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

THE

UNION INSURANCE SOCIETY,

HE HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING OF THE SHAREHOLDERS in the above Society, will be held at the Office of the undersigned, on THURSDAY, the 27th instant, at Noon,

DENT & Co., Secretaries.

Hongkong, 17th December, 1855.

NOTICE.

LONDON ASSURANCE CORPORATION, Established by Charter 1720. THE undersigned, Ayents at Hongkong for the abové Corporation, are prepared to grant P()- LICIES against FIRE, to the extent of £10,000 on any BUILDING, or on MERCHANDIZE in the same

DENT & Co., Agents.

Hongkong, 12th April, 1855.

Printed at the Office of the China Mail, Hongkong.-

Patck, 6% per Annum. Single Copies, Twenty-five

Cents. TEENS OF ADVERTISEMENTS,-Five Lines and under. One Doller; each additional Line, Twenty Conta--Ong- kalf of those charges for each Repetition.

ron

-Sale

The Wongkong Government Gazette

Brought forward,

£385 17 0

$33,585

13, No bidder,

14, Do.

1.

Wm. Tarrant,

Cheong Assow,

Total,

I

9 } 6

5

60

£10 0 0 $33,650

CHAS. ST GEO, CLEVERLY, Surveyor General

Police Department, HongkoNG,

21st December, 1855.

DERS will be received by the undersigned, or before 12 o'clock Noon of the 26th instant, king, from MATERIALS to be supplied by Her y's Government, the under-specified POLICE

HING :.

120 Oxford GRAY CLOTH GREATCOATS. 130 BLUR CLOTH JACKETS. 130 Pairs BLUE CLOTH TROWSERS. her particulars can be obtained upon personal tion at the Superintendent's Office, Central

C. MAY,

Superintendent of Police.

E IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT - Partnership lately subsisting between Mac- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR heretofore carrying on business under the MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on h day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- All Debts due to the said late Copartnership re to be received by the said CARR LUCAS; persons to whom the said Partnership stands

re requested to send their respectivc Ac- or Equidation to the said CARN LUCAS, who umea the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, y discharged the said MACKERTOOM GALOOST ERTOOM from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. apore, 20th August, 1855,

NOTICE.

Creditors of and Debtors to, the Estate of hete JAMES FURGESSON, Master of que Countess of Winton," are requested to

*

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

It is hereby notified, that the Rents' due for the current Half-year are payable on and after the 25th instant.

By Order,

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer,

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, 18th December, 1855.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents,

H

Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings, AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP CHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

OILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

RELIANCe marine INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, IN 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED

THE FOUR & FIVE PER CENT LOANS, IN THE NAME OF THE DIRECTORS. MESSES APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Culcutta.

Agents.

IN

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore, JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

".

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay.

A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

eir respective Chai 31 4 December, nts to this policies on the und Figned to and TREASURE

■te, on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

sh Consulate, Foo-chow-foo,

10th September. 1855.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, -vernment and Supreme Court Auctioneer

und Appraiser, and

General StOREKEEPER,

·Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

World.

granted by the undersigned to all purts of the

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

NOTICE TO SHIPMASTERS.

HE undersigned hereby give Notice, that the TPILOTS of the RIVER MIN require the Signa-

ture of the AMERICAN CONSUL at that Port to their Certificates, before being qualified to pilot Ships to or from Foochow, on whose Cargoes we note Risks.

RUSSELL & Co.,

Agents of the China Mutual Insurance

Company of Boston, U.S.A.

Canton, 3d November, 1855.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS GASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Notaries Public, &c., Queen's Road, Victoria.

NOTICE.

R JAMES CRAMPTON has this day been M'

admitted a Partner in our Firm. The business will henceforth be conducted under the name of CRAMPTONS, HANBURY & Co.

HANBURY & Co.

Shanghae, 1st October, 1855.

NOTICE.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY. (Established 1836.)

Incorporated by Act of Parliament,

FOR FIRE AND LIFE" ASSURANCE AT HOME AND ABROAD. CAPITAL £1,259,760 STERLING. THE undersigned have been appointed AGENTS

at Hongkong, Canton, and Shanghae.

TURNER & Co.

THE

Medical Advisers.

For Hongkong,-W. A. HARLAnd, M.D. For Canton, Walt, Gro. DICKSON, M.E. Hongkong, 9th August, 1855.

THE

UNION INSURANCE SOCIETY,

HE HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING OF THE SHAREHOLDERS in the above Society, will be held at the Office of the undersigned, on THURSDAY, the 27th instant, at Noon,

DENT & Co., Secretaries.

Hongkong, 17th December, 1855.

NOTICE.

LONDON ASSURANCE CORPORATION, Established by Charter 1720. THE undersigned, Ayents at Hongkong for the abové Corporation, are prepared to grant P()- LICIES against FIRE, to the extent of £10,000 on any BUILDING, or on MERCHANDIZE in the same

DENT & Co., Agents.

Hongkong, 12th April, 1855.

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SERIES.

GovernmenÏ

GAZETTE.

VICTORIA, SATURDAY, 29TH DECEMBER, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

VOL. I. No. 26.

The Contract for publishing this Gazette, entered into on the 24th September, 1853, was terminated on the 30th ultimo; and notice is hereby hat a NEW SERIES of this Gazette will be published hereafter, to commence from the 7th instant, under a New Contract, and that

"THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE”

before, be the only Official Organ for PROCLAMATIONS, NOTIFICATIONS, and PUBLIC PAPERS, of this Government.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d July, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. hereby notified, that His Excellency The Governor nmander-in-Chief, in consequence of the continued sition of The Honorable The Chief Justice, has, is Hand and Seal of the_Colony, appointed The ble WILLIAM THOMAS BRIDGES, Esq., Attorney 1, to be President, and the Honorable WILLIAM S MERCER, Esq., Colonial Secretary, and The ble Lieutenant-Colonel HENRY HOPE GRAHAM,

NOTICE.

Text CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the 'REME COURT, will be held on SA- Y, the 29th day of December instant, at A.M.

W, H. ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

¡OTICE TO SHIPMASTERS. idersigned hereby give Notice, that the OTS of the RIVER MIN require the Signa- AMERICAN CONSUL at that Port to their before being qualified to pilot Ships to or Low, on whose Cargoes we rote Risks.

RUSSELL & Com

Agents of the China Mutual Insurance

Company of Boston, U.S.A,

3d November, 1855.

NOTICE.

·IÊRN ASSURANCE COMPANY.

(Established 1836.)

Corporated by Act of Parliament, A.RE AND LIFE" ASSURANCE AT

HOME AND ABROAD. 'APITAL £1,259,760 SterliNG. Lersigned have been appointed AGENTS ́ongkong, Canton, and Shanghae

TURNER & Co.

Medical Advisers.

̈ongkong,—W. A. Harland, M.D. inton,-WALT. Geo. Dickson, M.D. 1g, 9th August, 1855.

NOTICE.

editors of, and Debtors to, the Estate of ate JAMES FURGESSON, Master of "Countess of Winton,” are requested to respective Claims and Payments to this on or before the 31st December, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Consul.

Conse, Foo-chow-foo, 1 September. 1855.-

THE

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Commanding the Forces, to be Members of a Commission. to discharge the Office of Chief Justice at the Criminal Sessions now next ensuing, and no longer; and His Ex- cellency has been further pleased to appoint HENRY of Attorney General at the Sessions aforesaid. KINGSMILL, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, to perform the duties

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 26th December, 1855.

NOTICE.

THE SESSIONS of the SUPREME COURT under its SUMMARY JurisdicTION, will be held on FRIDAY, the Fourth day of Junuary, 1856, at 10 o'clock A.M.

W. H. ALEXANDER, Acting Registrar.

CARD.

CHARLES MARKWICK, Government and Supreme Court Auctioneer and Appraiser, and

GENERAL STOREKEEPER, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

Established 1843.

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE OFFICE.

ESTABLISHED IN CALCUTTA, in 1942. CAPITAL, Co.'s R6,00,000. DIVIDED INTO SIXTY SHARES OF COMPANY'S R10,000 BACH.

Registered under ACT XLIII of 1850.

COMPANY'S RUPEES 173,000 INVESTED IN THE FOUR & FIVE PER CEnt Loans, IN THE NAME OF the DirectoRS,

MESSRS APCAR & Co., Secretaries in Culcutta,

Agents.

Messrs T. A. GIBB & Co., St Helen's Place, London.

STEPHENS & Joaquim, Singapore,

JORDAN & Co., Rangoon.

"

"

T. R. RICHMOND, Esq., Bombay. A. A. ANTHONY, Esq., Penang.

POLICIES

World.

OLICIES on GoopS, FREIGHT, and TREASURE, granted by the undersigned to all parts of the

Y. J. MURROW. Agent in China.

SMITH & BRIMELOW,

SHIP CHANDLERS,

Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants, Auctioneers, and Commission Agents, Nos. 1 & 2 Woosnam's Buildings,

AVE always on hand an Assortment of SHIP

HCHANDLERY STORES of every kind.

Also,

An extensive and well-selected supply of WINES, BEER, and SPIRITS, LIQUEURS, CORDIALS, &c., of a superior description.

ÖILMAN'S STORES from the well known house of Copland, Barnes & Co. ; also, STORES per Over- land Mail Steamers Monthly for domestic purposes.

Hongkong, 7th July, 1855.

THE

sent.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, CHAT THE Partnership lately subsisting between MAC- KERTOOM GALOOST MACKERTOOм and CARR LUCAS, heretofore carrying on business under the firm of MACKERTOOM & Co., at Canton, was, on the 20th day March, 1855, dissolved by mutual con- All Debts due to the said late Copartnership Firm are to be received by the said CARR LUCAS ; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted, are requested to send their respective Ac- counts for liquidation to the said Carn Lucas, who has assumed the Responsibilities of the said late Firm, and fully discharged the said Mackerroom Galoost MACKERTOOм from all Liabilities in respect thereto.

M. G. MACKERTOOM. Singapore, 20th August, 1855.

Mr JAMES BROWN, Notary Public,

MESSRS ASKELL & BROWN, Solicitors, Nolgries Public, Sc., Queen's Road, Victoria.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE 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.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify that Walter Henry Medhurst, Esquire, has been appointed by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Her Majesty's Consul at Foochowfoo.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d January, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST, Offic. Secy, to H.M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c. &c.

Diplomatic Department.

NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify that William Woodgate, Esquire, will, for the present and until further notice, Officiate as Secretary and Registrar to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and the Superintendency of British Trade in China; and that Martin Crofton Morrison, Esquire, will, for the present and until further notice Officiate as Chinese Secretary to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d January, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Offic. Secy, to H.M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c. &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th Angust, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE 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.

NOTIFICATION.

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify that Walter Henry Medhurst, Esquire, has been appointed by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Her Majesty's Consul at Foochowfoo.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d January, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST, Offic. Secy, to H.M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c. &c.

Diplomatic Department.

NOTIFICATION.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China is pleased to notify that William Woodgate, Esquire, will, for the present and until further notice, Officiate as Secretary and Registrar to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and the Superintendency of British Trade in China; and that Martin Crofton Morrison, Esquire, will, for the present and until further notice Officiate as Chinese Secretary to Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 2d January, 1855.

W. H. MEDHURST,

Offic. Secy, to H.M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c. &c.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th Angust, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Act of the Imperial Parliament, applied to this Colony by the recent Ordinance No. 3 of 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 3d January, 1855.

Dwelling Houses,

ANNO NONO & DECIMO VICTORIÆ REGINE.

CAP. XXV.

AN ACT FOR PREVENTING MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY BY FIRE,

OR BY EXPLOSIVE OR DESTRUCTIVE SUBSTANCES.

[26th June, 1846.]

Persons mali- WHEREAS the unlawful and malicious Destruction of Buildings, and Attempts ciously blowing up to injure Persons and Property, by Fire, or by Gunpowder and other explosive or any one being destructive Substances, is not adequately punishable by Law: Be it enacted by the therein, guilty of Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Felony;

or blowing

up

tent to murder,

or injuring Per- sons by explosive

of Felony;

Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously, by the Explosion of Gunpowder or other explosive Substance, destroy, throw down, or damage the whole or any Part of any Dwelling House, any Person being therein, shall be guilty of Felony.

II. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously, by the Buildings with In- Explosion of Gunpowder or other explosive Substance, destroy or damage any guilty of Felony; Building with Intent to murder any Person, or whereby the Life of any Person shall

be endangered, shall be guilty of Felony.

III. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously, by the Substances, guilty Explosion of Gunpowder or other explosive Substance, burn, maim, disfigure, dis-

able, or do any grievous bodily Harm to any Person, shall be guilty of Felony. or attempting to IV. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously cause any do bodily Injury Gunpowder or other explosive Substance to explode, or send or deliver to, or cause by sending, &c.

to be taken or received by, any Person any explosive Substance, or any other explosive or dan- gerous Substances, dangerous or noxious Thing, or cast or throw at or upon or otherwise apply to any guilty of Felony. Person any corrosive Fluid or other destructive or explosive Substance, with Intent, in any of the Cases aforesaid, to burn, maim, disfigure, or disable any Person, or tỏ do some grievous bodily Harm to any Person, shall, although no bodily Injury be effected, be guilty of Felony.

Punishment for

V. And be it enacted, That whoever shall be convicted of any Felony herein- Felonies herein- before mentioned shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported before specified, beyond the Seas for the Term of his natural Life, or for any Term not less than

Fifteen Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Three Years. Punishment for VI. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously place or Persons attempt-throw in, into, upon, against, or near any Building or Vessel any Gunpowder or ing to blow up other explosive Substance with Intent to do any bodily Damage to any Person, or Buildings, &c.

Punishment for

to destroy or damage any Building or Vessel, or any Machinery, working Tools, Fixtures, Goods, or Chattels, shall, whether or not any Explosion take place, and whether or not any Injury is effected to any Person, or any Damage to any Build- ing, Vessel, Machinery, working Tools, Fixtures, Goods, or Chattels, be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for any Term not exceeding Fifteen Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Two Years.

VII. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously by any Persons attempt- overt Act attempt to set fire to any Building, Vessel, or Mine, or to any Stack or ing to set fire to Steer, or to any Vegetable Produce of such Kind, and with such Intent that if the Buildings.

Offence were complete the Offender would be guilty of Felony, and liable to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term of his natural Life, shall, although such Building, Vessel, Mine, Stack, Steer, or Vegetable Produce be not actually set on fire, be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Dis- cretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for any Term not exceed- ing Fifteen Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Two Years.

VIII. And be it enacted, That whoever shall knowingly have in his Possession, Persons manufac- or make or manufacture, any Gunpowder, explosive Substance, or any dangerous turing, &c. CX-

or noxious Thing, or any Machine, Engine, Instrument, or Thing, with Intent by plosive Substances for the Purpose of means thereof to commit, or for the Purpose of enabling any other Person to com- committing Of mit, any Offence against this Act, shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and on Con- fences against this viction thereof shall be liable to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Two

Years.

Punishment for

Act.

232

IX. And be it enacted, That every Male Person under the Age of Eighteen Years Male Offenders who shall be convicted of any Offence under this Act, or who shall be convicted under Eighteen of feloniously setting fire to any Building, Vessel, or Mine, or to any Stack or Steer, victed under this Years of Age con. shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court before which he shall be convicted, Act may be pub- in addition to any other Sentence which may be passed upon him, to be publicly licly or privately or privately whipped in such Manner and as often, not exceeding Thrice, as the whipped. Court shall direct.

cessories before

X. And be it enacted, That in the Case of every Felony punishable under this As to the Pun- Act, every Principal in the Second Degree and every Accessory before the Fact ishment of Ac- shall be punishable in the same Manner as the Principal in the First Degree is by and after the Fact. this Act punishable; and every Accessory after the Fact to any Felony punishable' under this Act shall, on Conviction, be liable to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Two Years.

XI. And be it enacted, That where any Person shall be convicted of any Offence Persons convict- punishable under this Act for which Imprisonment may be awarded, it shall be lawful ed of Offences for for the Court to sentence the Offender to be imprisoned, or to be imprisoned and kept to which Imprison- bard Labour, in the Common Gaol, or House of Correction, and also to direct that the ment may award- Offender shall be kept in solitary Confinement for any Portion or Portions of such hard Labour, and ed, may be kept to Imprisonment, or of such. Imprisonment with hard Labour, not exceeding One Cal- in solitary Con- endar Month at any One Time, and not exceeding Three Calendar Months in finement. One Year, as to the Court in its Discretion shall seem meet.

any

XII. And be it enacted, That any Justice of the Peace of any County, Riding, Justices may is- Division, Liberty, Borough, or Place in which any Gunpowder or other explosive, sue Warrants for dangerous, or noxious Substance is suspected to be made or kept for the Purpose of searching any being used in committing an Offence under this Act, upon reasonable Cause assign- which any explo- House, &c. in ed upon Oath by any Person or Persons, may issue a Warrant or Warrants under his sive Substance is Hand and Seal for searching in the Daytime any House, Shop, Cellar, Yard, or other suspected to be Place, or any Vessel, in which such Gunpowder or other explosive, dangerous, or

made or kept. noxious Substance is suspected to be made or kept for such Purpose as aforesaid; and that every Person acting in the Execution of any such Warrant shall have, for Persons exe. seizing, removing to proper Places, and detaining all such Gunpowder, explosive, rants to have same cuting such War- dangerous, or noxious Substances, found upon such Search, which he shall have Powers good Cause to suspect to be intended to be used in committing an Offence under by 12 G. 3. c. 61. as given this Act, and the Barrels, Packages, and Cases in which the same shall be, the same Powers which are given to Persons searching for unlawful Quantities of Gunpowder under the Warrant of a Justice by an Act passed in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled An Act to regulate the making, keeping, aud Carriage of Gunpowder within Great Britain, and to repeal the Laws heretofore made for any of those Purposes.

XIII. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any Constable or Peace Any Person loit- Officer to take into Custody, without a Warrant, any Person whom he shall find ering at Night lying or loitering in any Highway, Yard, or other Place during the Night, and suspected of Fel- whom he shall have good Cause to suspect of having Committed or being about to Act may be taken ony under this commit any Felony under this Act, and to detain such Person until he can be into Custody with- brought before a Justice of the Peace to be dealt with according to Law.

out Warrant;

tained after Noon

XIV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That no such Person having been so but not to be de- apprehended shall be detained after Noon of the following Day without being of the following brought before a Justice of the Peace.

Day.

XV. And be it enacted, That neither the Justices of the Peace acting in and Offences under for any County, Riding, Division, or Liberty, nor the Recorder of any Borough, this Act not to be shall at any Session of the Peace, or at any Adjournment thereof, try any Person tried by Justices, or Persons for any Offence under this Act.

&c. at Sessions.

C. 38. and 4 G. 4.

XVI. And be it enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall be construed Nothing in this to extend to the Alteration or Repeal of any of the Powers, Provisions, or Regula- Act to affect Pow. tions contained in an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, ers of 5 & 6 W. 4 intituled An Act for effecting greater Uniformity of Practice in the Government of the c. 64. several Prisons in England and Wales, and for appointing Inspectors of Prisons in Great Britain, or in an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for consolidating and amending the Laws relating to the building, repairing, and regulating of certain Gaols and Houses of Correction in Eng- land and Wales.

XVII. And be it enacted, That where any Felony punishable under this Act shall be committed within the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England or of Ireland, the same shall be dealt with, inquired of, tried, and determined in the same Manner as any other Felony committed within that Jurisdiction.

XVIII. And be it enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend to Scotland.

XIX. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament.

As to Offences committed within the Admiralty Ju- risdiction.

Not to extend to Scotland.

Act may amended. &c.

be

Steam for

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA,

and,

KING GEORGE'S SOUND, ADELAIDE, PORT PHILLIP, & SYDNEY.

233

THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION

THCOMPANY'S Steam-ship POTTINGER, Captain

STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places on MONDAY, the 15th instant at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, ap- ply 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 Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading

WE

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice that we have this day commenced business at CANTON as GE- NERAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESON, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON, of Liverpool. JOHN BUTT,

Canton, 1st January, 1855.

of Canton.

PUBLIC AUCTION.

Postponed from the 23d December, to 13th January, 1855.

THE undersigned have been authorized by the Spanish Vice Consul at Canton to sell at PUBLIC AUCTION,

THE

the Spanish ship "GERTRUDIS LA MAGNA,”_569 Tons, Manila built, as she now lies off Cowper's Dock at Whampoa, on SATURDAY, the 13th January, 1855, at 11 o'clock A.M., with all her APPURTENANCES, as per INVENTORY, which can be seen on Board,

THOMAS HUNT & Co.

Auctioneers.

Whampoa, 29th December, 1854.

or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them.+=+Z

selves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which

may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

Peninsular & Oriental

ROBERT S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong, 3d January, 1855.

In re GABRIEL TELLES,-deceased.

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

NOTI

other persons to produce any WILL OR CODICIL of

the above party that may be in their possession, before

the SUPREME COURT on THURSDAY, the Eleventh

day of January, 1855 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,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Offic. for the Acting Registrar.

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

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No.69.

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Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION,

THE in for the 110V KONG YOVERNMENT GAZTE, this day esta listed, will

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

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary,

and sale

Notice is hereby given that a Sale by Public Auction of Crown Lands on Leases will be held, on the ground to be sold, on Thursday, the 1st day of February, at Noon.

Information regarding the Lots to be sold and the Conditions of Sale may be obtained, and any Lots that are not included in the Sale Bill may be added thereto, on application at the Surveyor General's Office any day before Saturday, the 27th January.

Surveyor General's Office,

By Order

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

12th January, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th Angust, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Return of the Revenue and Expenditure of the Colony of Hongkong for the year 1854, and Comparative Table for the two years last past, are published for general information.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th January, 1855.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

1

EXPENDITURE.

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COLONY OF HONGKONG DURING THE YEAR ENDING 31ST DECEMBER, 1854.

REVENUE.

235

LAND REVENUE,

RENT, exclusive of Lands,

LICENSES:

Spirit Dealers,

Pawn Brokers, Auctioneers, Salt Brokers, Stone Quarriers,

Billiard Tables,

Opium Retailers,

Boarding house keepers,

£

8.

d.

11,825 10

2,273

10

22

8

10

¡£2,158

656

91

156

427

1

41

13

1,856 14 1

104

11 8

5,401

TAXES. POLICE ASSESSMENT :—

Balance on the Year ended 31st December, 1853.

On account of 1854.

Under Ordinance No. 1 of 1854.

FINES, FEES, and FORFEITURES OF COURTS :—

From the Supreme Court,

£12

10

77

7?

Chief Mag, and Court

of Petty Sessions, 577

3

FINES.

17

11

Marine Magistrate,...

27

77

Superintendent of Police,

61

Sheriff,

5

"}

One of the Justices of the Peace

5

19

621 O

6 10

2

9200

From the Supreme Court,

778

16 6

FEES.

"7

77

Chief Mag, and Court of Petty Sessions,

126

4

00

124

2,946

256

677

O LO LO

3,327

A

O

6

ESTABLISHMENTS:~~ Governor,

Colonial Secretary......... Colonial Treasurer, Auditor General, Clerk of Councils, Surveyor General, Registrar General, Harbour Master,

Marriage Registrar,

Emigration Officer,...

Police Rate Collectors,

Judicial,

Ecclesiastical,

Medical,

Do., for Hospital,

:

£

S.

2,953

2,544

7

1,587

855

17

104

1,322

398

1,317

10

50

118

126

5,763

973

11

(OODNO ∞

Educational,

Police and Gaols, viz:-

£369

130

15

0 0

499 15 10

110

1

689 21

Chief Magistrate and Establishment,

Sheriff,

繁多

Superintendent of Police and Establishment, Auxiliary Force,

fra

...

905

1 24

TOTAL ESTABLISHMENTS,.

PENSIONS, RETIRED ALLOWANCES, and GRATUITIES,

FORFEITURES, from the Superintendent of Police,

49

13 10

1,643 16

5 REVENUE SERVICES, exclusive of Establishments,

FEES OF OFFICES:-

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE,

do.,

On Marriage Licenses,

9

34

Burials,

111

10 2

EDUCATION,

dō.,

71

Official Signatures and Seal of the Colony,

170

Registration of Boats and Hawkers,

702

14 3

Deed Registry,

111

13 4

11

Sailing Letters and Passes,

9

7 6

77

Shipping Seamen,

924

3 4

2,038

11 II

SALE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY,

REIMBURSEMENTS IN AID OF EXPENSES INCURRED BY GOVERNMENT,

MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS,

5

SPECIAL RECEIPTS,

37

Total,.

£

27.045

3

5

Colonial Treasury, Victoria, Hongkong, January the secoud, 1855,

..

:

241 13

251 7

HOSPITALS,

POLICE and GAOL,

RENT,

TRANSPORT,

CONVEYANCE OF MAILS,

WORKS and BUILDINGS,

ROADS, STREETS, and BRIDGES,

2 LAND OF HOUSES PURCHASED,

do.,

do.,

...

Total,..

R. RIENAECKER,― Colonial Treasurere

£2,253

1,249

9

3,339 16

231 5

70

7,073

00

8 5/2/20

£

25,799

11

202

o a in

76

13 19

212

1,599

11

1,081 13

4

225 12

7

174

4,589

94

618

5

11

0

10

£

34,635

COMPARATIVE TABLE OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE IN 1853 AND 1854.

1853

1851

INCREASE.

DECREASE

236

£

Ꭶ .

d.

£

S.

d.

£

8.

£

8.

d.

4,486 11

4.

2,953 13

3,107 11

1,881 4 9 470 4 10

113 10 10

74

2,544 7 5

1,587 11

1

1,882 18

563 1

293 13

0

24

8

855 17

7

385 12 9

104 16 2

814 8

1,105 7 4 442 0 0

1,374 14 2 / 46 11 4

1,322 6 54

216 19 1

398

6 11

1,317 3 10

43 13

57 10 4

50 8

3 16 8

118

0

118

0

97 14 10

126

2

7

28

7

00 12:00

6,337

9 0

5,763 9

5

573 19 7

557 5 0

973 11

8

416 6

8

109

5 5

11 1

6

16 1

739

7

6

499 15 10

230 T1 8

6,738 11

3

7,073 8

334 17 24

27.607

9 34

25,799 0

00

8

1,504 16

3,313 5 3

50

0

11 9

N

38 10 10

129

2 2

202

5

73 3

5

56 9 84

76 8

19 18 34

1

3 4

13 19 2

12

5 10

274 16 8

212 8 8

61 18 0

1,289 6 52

939 17

6 10

16 14 7

13

8

1 11 1,599

4 1,081 13

225 12 7

309

5

141 16

219 1 11

5,545 12 0

4,589 5 95

76 14 7

6 957

325 11 7

648

174 18 4

171

5 114

8 4

322 14

1

0 10

1 0

10

36,418 12 0!!

0 34,635

Deduct Increase.

1

2,601 2 11

4.387 14 11

2.604

21

Nett Decrease

1.783 11 1

REVENUE.

1853

1854

INCREASE

DECREASE

EXPENDITURE.

£

8.

d.

£

S.

d.

£

S.

d.

£

8.

d.

Land Revenue,

11,883 14 2

11,825 10 8

58

3 5

Rents, exclusive of Lands,

Spirit

Licences,

Pawnbroker

do.,

Auctioneer

do.,

Salt Broker

do.,

Stone Quarry do

2,128 6

1,618 15

437 10 0

164 1 3

666 13. 4

8

4.

2,273 10 10

145 4 2

2,158 11 9

539 16 5

656

5

218 15

156 5

7 16 3

427 1

239 11 8

Billiard Table do.,

Opium Dealers'do.,

Boarding House Keepers' Licenses,

Tax-Police Assessment

Do. under Ordinance No. 1 of 1854

41 13 4

1,497 18 4 100 8 4 2,704 19 01

41 13

4

Governor,

Colonial Secretary,

Treasurer,

Auditor,

Clerk of Councils, Surveyor General, Registrar General, Harbour Master,..

··

1,856 14

1

358 15 9

Marriage Registrar,

104 11

8

3,070 14 2 |

4 3

365 15

256

for Auxiliary Force

256

664

6

Emigration Officer,

Police Rate Assessors and Collectors

Judicial,

Erclesiastical,

Fines of Courts,

581 5 10

689 2 1

Forfeitures of do.,

Fees of do.,

30 6 114/2

989 12 3

49 13 1

107 16 3

19 6

Educational,

Medical,

905 1 2

84 10 0 Police and Gaols,

Fees of Offices:-

Establishments,..

Pensions, Retired Allowances and

On Marriages,

11 5 0

9 3 4

Gratuities,

Burials,

..

156

8

8

~

111 10 2

2 I 8

Revenue Services,

*

Official Signatures and Seal,

75 4 2

170

0

0

94 15 10

44 18

6

Adinistration of Justice,

Registration of Boats and

Education,

659 14 9

702 11

3

42 19 6

Hawkers,

Deed Registry,

ST

Sailing Letters and Passes,

..

J

Hospital,

Shipping Seamen,

Sale of Government Property,,

Reimbursement in aid of Expenses

incurred by Government,

103 5

11

641 13

111 13

8 8 1

Police and Gaols,

9. 2

4

9

7

1

0 10

924 3

241 13 4

150 12 2

251 7 81

0

282 10

240 12 6

100 14

Transport,..

Miscellaneous Receipts,

3 9

Special Receipts,

40 18

5 9

37 0

1 19 10

3 18

2 1 8 Reat,

Special Expenditure,

Works and Buildings,

Roads, Streets, and Bridges, Conveyance of Mails,

Land or houses Purchased,

Total,.

£

24,700

6 31 27.045 3 54 Deduct Decrcase

2,787 19

443

443

Total,..

Nett Increase

2,344 17

Victoria, Hongkong, 2nd January, 1855.

R. MENAECKER,—– Colonial Treasurer

237

Steam for

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA,

and,

KING GEORGE'S SOUND, ADELAIDE, PORT PHILLIP, & SYDNEY.

THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION

STEAD, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, COMPANY'S Sicam-ship POTTINGER, Captain

and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places on MONDAY, the 15th instant at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 F.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE, ap- ply 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 Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold them- selves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

ROBERT S. WALKER,

Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental

Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong, 3d January, 1855.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION. THE next GENERAL MAILS by the GANGES, við Med at 6 0 clock P.1, on Sun

day, the 21st instant and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post Office, Victoria. Hongkong, 11th January, 1855.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post Master.

NOTICE.

THE bites DeXISMURE MUI under the HE Copartnership hitherto existing between FRANCIS

firm of SYME, MUIR & Co., has been this day dissolved. Our Business has been assumed by Mr. F. D. SYME, who will hereafter conduct it under the Style or Firm of F. D. SYME & Co. by whom all our outstanding accounts will be settled.

SYME, MUIR & Co.

Amoy, 31st December, 1854.

WE

NOTICE.

E have this day authorized Mr. THOMAS DEAS BOYD

to sign our Firm by procuration.

Amoy, 1st January, 1855.

F. D. SYME, & Co.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

THE following INSTRUCTIONS have been received in re-

THE

to a reluction of the postage upon letters

passing between the United Kingdom and China.

THOMAS HYLAND,

Post Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th January, 1855.

Post Master.

GENERAL POST OFFICE,

OCTOBER, 1854.

ETTERS for China, forwarded by the Overland Mail, in future, be chargeable with the same reduced rate of L

and conveyed by British Packet to Hongkong will,

postage, as LETTERS directed to the British Colony of Hongkong, viz:—

Via Marseilles.

102. and under

20%. and not exceeding

1 0%.

1 02.

and under

Weighing under oz.

Weighing

02. and not exceeding

Exceeding

Weighing

Exceeding

202.

102.

02.

d.

S.

d.

8. d.

8.

d.

S. d.

0

11

1

2

3

2.

8.

Via Southampton.

Exceeding Exceeding Exceeding Exceeding

2 ozs.

3 ozs. and not and not exceeding exceeding exceeding | exceeding

Not exceeding

oz. and not

02.

and not

02.

1 02.

2 ozs.

3 ozs.

4 ozs.

8.

d.

8.

1

d. 0

S.

d.

8.

d.

$.

d.

2

0

3

4. 0

The postage of LETTERS for any part of China except Hongkong, must be paid in advance.

Newspapers for China (Hongkong excepted) will con- tinue liable to the present rates of postage, viz., 2d each, when sent via Southampton, and 3d. each, when sent via Marseilles.

W

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have this day commenced business at CANTON as (EN- ERAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESON, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON, of Liverpool. JOHN BUTT,

of Canton.

Canton, 1st January, 1855.

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

kong.

No. 70.

THE

DIEU

ET MONA

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

\HE 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 Contract hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. (

0

Notice is hereby given that a Sale by Public Auction of Crown Lands on Leases will be held, on the ground to be sold, on Thursday, the 1st day of February, at Noon.

Information regarding the Lots to be sold and the Conditions of Sale may be obtained, and any Lots that are not included in the Sale Bill may be added thereto, on application at the Surveyor General's Office any day before Saturday, the 27th January.

Surveyor General's Office,

12th January, 1855.

By Order

CHARLES ST. GEO. CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General.

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. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 17th January, 1855.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, for the Month ending 30th December, 1854, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,...

.$117,354*

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

(Signed,)

SAM. GRAY,

Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

2nd. January 1855.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

12th. January, 1855.

239

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 17th Angust, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

Title.

Preamble.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIA REGINA.

No. 1 of 1855.

BY His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL.D., 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 ENFORCE NEUTRALITY DURING THE CONTEST NOW EXISTING IN CHINA.

[15th January, 1855.] WHEREAS it is necessary that strict neutrality be maintained by all residents within the Colony of Hongkong between the different parties at present contending for dominion in the Empire of China, and existing legislation does not sufficiently provide for the punishment of those who shall violate such neutrality :- Violation of neu- I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, trality, a misde- with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, with regard to all persons resident within the Colony of Hongkong, That it shall be a misdemeanour punishable by not more than two years' imprisonment and by a fine not exceeding Five thousand Dollars (such punishment to be accumulative or not at the discretion of the adjudicating tribu- nal) for any person resident within the Colony of Hongkong to assist either the existing Chinese Government or any of the different factions at present engaged or who may be hereafter engaged in opposition to the said Government by personal enlistment in war service or by procuring other persons to enlist in such service or by furnishing, selling, or procuring warlike stores of any description or by fitting out Vessels, or by knowingly and purposely doing any other act to assist either party by which neutral- ity may be violated.

meanour.

Penalty.

Constitution of

bunal.

No appeal.

II. And be it further enacted and ordained, that the Tribunal for adjudicating on adjudicating Tri- offences of the description intended to be dealt with by this Ordinance shall be composed of the Chief Magistrate and two other Magistrates, and that there shall be no appeal whatsoever either by certiorari or otherwise from the decision of such tribunal.

III. And be it further enacted and ordained, that if any armed vessel whatsoever Armed Chinese carrying any Chinese Flag be found within any of the waters of this Colony and such Vessels, Removal vessel shall not depart therefrom within twenty four hours after a notice to depart from these waters, signed by the Colonial Secretary, has been served on board thereof, such vessel shall, with everything found on board of it, be seized and sold or made forfeit to the Crown on due condemnation by the said Magistrates.

of.

IV. And be it further enacted and ordained, that from and after the first day of Manufacture of February no person shall within Hongkong and its Dependencies or the waters thereof guns, cannon, gun- manufacture any gun, cannon or other machine which can be used for the discharge powder, &c. in the of ammunition, or any shot or any gunpowder or other explosive substance of the na- Colony, prohibited from 1st February,

ture of gunpowder or capable of being employed in discharging cannon, or any stink 1855.

pots or any composition of the same or similar nature as that whereof stink pots are composed, under penalty, upon conviction of a breach of any part of this section, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve calendar months and of a fine not exceeding Five hundred Dollars, such penalties to be accumulative or not at the discretion of the adjudicating tribunal.

Penalty.

Sale of arms and

V. And be it further enacted and ordained, That no person shall, within Hongkong ammunition to re- and its dependencies or the waters thereof, sell, barter or willingly part with quire a Permit.

the possession, under any excuse whatsoever, of any gun, cannon or other instru- ment which can be used for the discharge of ammunition (excepting always European fowling pieces and pistols of every description whatever) or any shot or any gun

Exception.

239

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 17th Angust, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

Title.

Preamble.

HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIA REGINA.

No. 1 of 1855.

BY His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL.D., 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 ENFORCE NEUTRALITY DURING THE CONTEST NOW EXISTING IN CHINA.

[15th January, 1855.] WHEREAS it is necessary that strict neutrality be maintained by all residents within the Colony of Hongkong between the different parties at present contending for dominion in the Empire of China, and existing legislation does not sufficiently provide for the punishment of those who shall violate such neutrality :- Violation of neu- I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency The Governor of Hongkong, trality, a misde- with the Advice of the Legislative Council thereof, with regard to all persons resident within the Colony of Hongkong, That it shall be a misdemeanour punishable by not more than two years' imprisonment and by a fine not exceeding Five thousand Dollars (such punishment to be accumulative or not at the discretion of the adjudicating tribu- nal) for any person resident within the Colony of Hongkong to assist either the existing Chinese Government or any of the different factions at present engaged or who may be hereafter engaged in opposition to the said Government by personal enlistment in war service or by procuring other persons to enlist in such service or by furnishing, selling, or procuring warlike stores of any description or by fitting out Vessels, or by knowingly and purposely doing any other act to assist either party by which neutral- ity may be violated.

meanour.

Penalty.

Constitution of

bunal.

No appeal.

II. And be it further enacted and ordained, that the Tribunal for adjudicating on adjudicating Tri- offences of the description intended to be dealt with by this Ordinance shall be composed of the Chief Magistrate and two other Magistrates, and that there shall be no appeal whatsoever either by certiorari or otherwise from the decision of such tribunal.

III. And be it further enacted and ordained, that if any armed vessel whatsoever Armed Chinese carrying any Chinese Flag be found within any of the waters of this Colony and such Vessels, Removal vessel shall not depart therefrom within twenty four hours after a notice to depart from these waters, signed by the Colonial Secretary, has been served on board thereof, such vessel shall, with everything found on board of it, be seized and sold or made forfeit to the Crown on due condemnation by the said Magistrates.

of.

IV. And be it further enacted and ordained, that from and after the first day of Manufacture of February no person shall within Hongkong and its Dependencies or the waters thereof guns, cannon, gun- manufacture any gun, cannon or other machine which can be used for the discharge powder, &c. in the of ammunition, or any shot or any gunpowder or other explosive substance of the na- Colony, prohibited from 1st February,

ture of gunpowder or capable of being employed in discharging cannon, or any stink 1855.

pots or any composition of the same or similar nature as that whereof stink pots are composed, under penalty, upon conviction of a breach of any part of this section, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve calendar months and of a fine not exceeding Five hundred Dollars, such penalties to be accumulative or not at the discretion of the adjudicating tribunal.

Penalty.

Sale of arms and

V. And be it further enacted and ordained, That no person shall, within Hongkong ammunition to re- and its dependencies or the waters thereof, sell, barter or willingly part with quire a Permit.

the possession, under any excuse whatsoever, of any gun, cannon or other instru- ment which can be used for the discharge of ammunition (excepting always European fowling pieces and pistols of every description whatever) or any shot or any gun

Exception.

240

powder or other explosive substance of the nature of gunpowder or capable of being employed in the same manner as gunpowder, without having previously obtained, in each particular instance, a permit in writing from the Chief Magistrate or any two Justices of the Peace, and such permit shall state the nature of the transaction and the tained, and nature Permit how ob- person to whom the property is to be transferred. Provided always, that the necessity thereof. for such permit shall not extend to European gunpowder in quantities not exceeding Five Pounds at one time on any one day, and that any person convicted of a breach powder under 5lbs. European gun- under this section shall be liable to a finc not exceeding One thousand Dollars or to excepted. imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months.

Penalty. Power to search

VI. And be it further enacted and ordained, that if any Magistrate or the Chief or Assistant Superintendent of Police shall have reasonable cause to suspect that any of suspected places. the different articles whose manufacture is prohibited by this Ordinance, are in process of manufacture in any house or place, it shall be lawful for any or either of such officers to direct any constable to cause any such house or place to be entered and searched at any hour of day or night, and such Magistrate or Chief or Assistant Superiuten- dent of Police may empower such Constable to use force for effecting such entry, whether by breaking open doors or otherwise, and if upon search thereupon made, any ticles found.

Disposal of ar such unlawful manufacture shall be found to exist, then to convey the articles in course of manufacture before a Magistrate, or place them in safe keeping, and to apprehend all persons found in the place where such seizure was made, and that, upon a conviction had, the illegal articles found be forfeited to the Crown, and the occupant or person having the control of such house or place shall be liable to a fine not exceeding One thousand Dollars and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months.

Penalty.

Disposal and re -

VII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all fines inflicted under this Ordinance shall be paid into the office of the Colonial Treasurer and covery of Fines. shall be recoverable in a summary manner according to the provisions of Ordinance No. 10 of 1844, intituled An Ordinance to regulate summary proceedings before Justices of the Peace, and to protect Justices in the execution of their office.

VIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be held to extend to Government Naval or Military Stores.

IX. And be it further enacted and ordained, That this Ordinance continue in force until the First Day of January, 1856.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 15th Day of January, 1855.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING.

An Ordinance for Her Majesty's Subjects within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel at a Distance of not more than One hundred miles from the Coast of China.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 1 of 1855.

BY His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL D., 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 ENFORCE NEUTRALITY DURING THE CONTEST NOW EXISTING IN CHINA.

[17th January, 1855.] WHEREAS it is necessary that strict neutrality be maintained by all Her Ma- jesty's Subjects throughout the Empire of China between the different parties at present contending for dominion in that Empire, and existing Legislation does not sufficiently provide for the punishment of those who shall violate such neutrality:-

Government Stores excepted.

Duration of Or- dinance.

Title.

Preamble.

Penalty.

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hong- Violation of neu- kong and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, trality, a misde- with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, That it shall be a mis- meanour. demeanour punishable by not more than Two years' imprisonment, or by a Fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars (such punishments to be accumulative or not, at the discretion of the adjudicating Tribunal) for any British Subject within any part of China to assist either the existing Chinese Government or any or either of the different factions at present engaged or who may be hereafter engaged in opposition to that Government by personal enlistment in the service of either of the said several parties, or by procuring other persons to enlist in such Service, or by furnishing, selling or procuring warlike stores of any description, or by fitting out vessels or by knowingly and purposely doing any other act to assist either party by which neutrality may be violated,

240

powder or other explosive substance of the nature of gunpowder or capable of being employed in the same manner as gunpowder, without having previously obtained, in each particular instance, a permit in writing from the Chief Magistrate or any two Justices of the Peace, and such permit shall state the nature of the transaction and the tained, and nature Permit how ob- person to whom the property is to be transferred. Provided always, that the necessity thereof. for such permit shall not extend to European gunpowder in quantities not exceeding Five Pounds at one time on any one day, and that any person convicted of a breach powder under 5lbs. European gun- under this section shall be liable to a finc not exceeding One thousand Dollars or to excepted. imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months.

Penalty. Power to search

VI. And be it further enacted and ordained, that if any Magistrate or the Chief or Assistant Superintendent of Police shall have reasonable cause to suspect that any of suspected places. the different articles whose manufacture is prohibited by this Ordinance, are in process of manufacture in any house or place, it shall be lawful for any or either of such officers to direct any constable to cause any such house or place to be entered and searched at any hour of day or night, and such Magistrate or Chief or Assistant Superiuten- dent of Police may empower such Constable to use force for effecting such entry, whether by breaking open doors or otherwise, and if upon search thereupon made, any ticles found.

Disposal of ar such unlawful manufacture shall be found to exist, then to convey the articles in course of manufacture before a Magistrate, or place them in safe keeping, and to apprehend all persons found in the place where such seizure was made, and that, upon a conviction had, the illegal articles found be forfeited to the Crown, and the occupant or person having the control of such house or place shall be liable to a fine not exceeding One thousand Dollars and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months.

Penalty.

Disposal and re -

VII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That all fines inflicted under this Ordinance shall be paid into the office of the Colonial Treasurer and covery of Fines. shall be recoverable in a summary manner according to the provisions of Ordinance No. 10 of 1844, intituled An Ordinance to regulate summary proceedings before Justices of the Peace, and to protect Justices in the execution of their office.

VIII. And be it further enacted and ordained, That nothing in this Ordinance contained shall be held to extend to Government Naval or Military Stores.

IX. And be it further enacted and ordained, That this Ordinance continue in force until the First Day of January, 1856.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 15th Day of January, 1855.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

Clerk of Councils.

JOHN BOWRING.

An Ordinance for Her Majesty's Subjects within the Dominions of the Emperor of China, or within any Ship or Vessel at a Distance of not more than One hundred miles from the Coast of China.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINÆ.

No. 1 of 1855.

BY His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL D., 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 ENFORCE NEUTRALITY DURING THE CONTEST NOW EXISTING IN CHINA.

[17th January, 1855.] WHEREAS it is necessary that strict neutrality be maintained by all Her Ma- jesty's Subjects throughout the Empire of China between the different parties at present contending for dominion in that Empire, and existing Legislation does not sufficiently provide for the punishment of those who shall violate such neutrality:-

Government Stores excepted.

Duration of Or- dinance.

Title.

Preamble.

Penalty.

I. Be it therefore enacted and ordained by His Excellency the Governor of Hong- Violation of neu- kong and Chief Superintendent of the Trade of Her Majesty's Subjects in China, trality, a misde- with the Advice of the Legislative Council of Hongkong, That it shall be a mis- meanour. demeanour punishable by not more than Two years' imprisonment, or by a Fine not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars (such punishments to be accumulative or not, at the discretion of the adjudicating Tribunal) for any British Subject within any part of China to assist either the existing Chinese Government or any or either of the different factions at present engaged or who may be hereafter engaged in opposition to that Government by personal enlistment in the service of either of the said several parties, or by procuring other persons to enlist in such Service, or by furnishing, selling or procuring warlike stores of any description, or by fitting out vessels or by knowingly and purposely doing any other act to assist either party by which neutrality may be violated,

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II. And be it further enacted and ordained, that the Tribunal for adjudicating on Constitution of ad- judicating Tribu- offences of the description intended to be dealt with by this Ordinance shall consist of a Consular Officer in charge of a Consulate and two Assessors who shall be Sub- jects of Her Majesty resident within that Consulate.

nal.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 17th Day of January, 1855.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

JOHN BOWRING,

Clerk of Councils.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

NOTICE.

HE Copartnership hitherto existing between FRANCIS HE next GENERAL MAILS by the GANGES, vidDARE SYME and JAMES DUMSMURE MUIR under the THE next fa, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sun day, the 21st instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th January, 1855.

W

THOMAS HYLAND, Post Master.

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have this day commenced business at CANTON as GEN- ERAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESON, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON,

of Liverpool.

JOHN BUTT,

of Canton.

Canton, 1st January,

1855.

firm of SYME, MUIR & Co., has been this day dissolved. Our Business has been assumed by Mr. F. D. SYME, who will hereafter conduct it under the Style or Firm of F. D. SYME & Co. by whom all our outstanding accounts will be settled.

SYME, MUIR & Co.

Amoy, 31st December, 1854.

W9

NOTICE.

E have this day authorized Mr. THOMAS DEAS BOYD

to sign our Firm by procuration.

Amoy, 1st January, 1855.

F. D. SYME, & Co.

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

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II. And be it further enacted and ordained, that the Tribunal for adjudicating on Constitution of ad- judicating Tribu- offences of the description intended to be dealt with by this Ordinance shall consist of a Consular Officer in charge of a Consulate and two Assessors who shall be Sub- jects of Her Majesty resident within that Consulate.

nal.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 17th Day of January, 1855.

L. D'ALMADA e Castro,

JOHN BOWRING,

Clerk of Councils.

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

NOTICE.

HE Copartnership hitherto existing between FRANCIS HE next GENERAL MAILS by the GANGES, vidDARE SYME and JAMES DUMSMURE MUIR under the THE next fa, will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Sun day, the 21st instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Post Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 11th January, 1855.

W

THOMAS HYLAND, Post Master.

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have this day commenced business at CANTON as GEN- ERAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESON, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON,

of Liverpool.

JOHN BUTT,

of Canton.

Canton, 1st January,

1855.

firm of SYME, MUIR & Co., has been this day dissolved. Our Business has been assumed by Mr. F. D. SYME, who will hereafter conduct it under the Style or Firm of F. D. SYME & Co. by whom all our outstanding accounts will be settled.

SYME, MUIR & Co.

Amoy, 31st December, 1854.

W9

NOTICE.

E have this day authorized Mr. THOMAS DEAS BOYD

to sign our Firm by procuration.

Amoy, 1st January, 1855.

F. D. SYME, & Co.

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

No. 71.

THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1855.

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 Contice is hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

By Order,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

It is hereby intimated to Masters of Ships, Seamen, and all others whom it may concern, that Crews for Vessels lying within the waters of this Colony can be shipped solely at the Harbour Master's Office, on application at which the official Regulations may be known.

It is particularly notified that the intervention of a Shipping Agent is not necessary, and the Harbour Master has received directions to dissallow all Fees to Shipping Agents, in whatever form they may appear, on accounts between Boarding House Keepers and Seamen.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 24th January 1855.

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary,

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Perth, Western Australia, for three European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 17th Angust, 1854.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a Passage to Penang for Eight Chinese Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 15th November, 1854.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

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Preamble.

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HONGKONG.

ANNO DECIMO OCTAVO VICTORIE REGINE.

No. 2 of 1855.

BY His Excellency Sir John Bowring, Knight, LL.D., 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 PROVIDE FOR AND REGULATE PROCESS IN ACTIONS at Law AGAINST PERSONS ABSENT FROM THE COLONY.

[19th January, 1855.} WHEREAS by the laws at present in force there are no means by which actions at law can be successfully prosecuted against persons absent from the Colony be- cause there is no Process by Foreign Attachment or otherwise for compelling either defence or appearance on behalf of any such defendant-

On any return I. BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED AND ORDAINED by His Excellency of non est inventus the Governor of Hongkong, with the advice of the Legislative Council there- and on affidavit filed &c. plaintiff of, that in every action at law which shall hereafter be commenced in the may proceed ag- Supreme Court of Hongkong wherein the writ of summons or of capias ainst an absent shall as to any defendant named therein be returned non est inventus if upon or defendant by for- after such return an affidavit shall be filed on behalf of the plaintiff (in addition to a eign attachment.

full affidavit of the cause of action that such cause of action arose within this Island or its Dependencies and that to the best of the deponent's belief such defendant does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies and is to the best of the deponent's belief possessed of or entitled to or otherwise beneficially interested in any lands monies securities for money chattels or other property in the custody or under the control of any person or persons in this Island or its Dependencies (to be named in such affidavit) or that any such person or persons is or are indebted to such de- fendant the plaintiff may proceed against such defendant by Process of Foreign Attachment in the manner hereinafter directed.

Form of attach- ment and served.

how

II. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that at any time after the filing of such affidavit as aforesaid a Writ of Foreign Attachment shall be issued at the plaintiff's instance as of course and every such writ shall be in the form or to the effect of the form contained (in the Schedule to this Ordinance marked A and be returnable into the said Court not less than fourteen days nor more than sixty days next after the date thereof and shall be served upon the several garnishees or persons therein named in whose hands it is intended thereby to attach any such lands monies chattels or debts by delivering a copy thereof to each such garnishee personally or by leaving the same at his or her then or then last usual to place of abode-PROVIDED ALWAYS that final judgment shall in no case be proof where cause signed in any such action until an entry shall have been made on the record of the of action accrued. issue of such Writ of Attachment with a suggestion of the fact that the cause or

Proviso as

Public notice to be given.

ment served.

causes of action so arose as aforesaid and that in case it shall at any time appear that the cause of action did not arise within this Island or its Dependencies the attachment shall be forthwith dissolved with costs to be paid by the plaintiff to such parties and in such manner as the Court shall direct.

III. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that in addition to such service the plaintiff shall also cause a notice of the issue of such writ signed by him or his attorney to be published not less than twice in the Government Gazette and also not less than twice in one newspaper published within this Colony and every such notice shall be in the form or to the effect of the form contained in the Schedule to this Ordinance marked B and the last of such publications thereof shall be one week at the least before the day on which the Writ of Attachment shall be so made returnable. Property and IV. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that from the time of the service debts bound from of such writ upon any such garnishee or person as aforesaid all and singular the lands the time of attach- monies and chattels bills bonds and other property of whatsoever nature in the custody or under the control of such garnishee then belonging tothe defendant against whom the same writ issued or to or in which such defendant shall then be legally or equitably entitled or otherwise beneficially interested and whether solely or jointly with any other person or persons and all debts of every kind then due by any such garnishee to such defendant although the same or part thereof may be payable only at a future day shall to the extent of such defendant's right title and interest therein respectively be attached in the hands of such garnishee and (subject to any bond fide prior claims or liens thereon) be liable to th satis- faction of the particular demand or cause of action of which he shall by the said writ have had notice-AND any such garnishee or person who shall without the leave of the said Court at any time after such service and before the said attach- ment shall be dissolved as hereinafter mentioned sell or otherwise knowingly dispose of or part with any such property or pay over any such debt or any part thereof excepting only to or to the use of the plaintiff in such writ shall upon the applica-

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tion in a summary way of such plaintiff to the said Court and on proof of the facts to the satisfaction of the said Court pay such damages to the said plaintiff as the said Court shall in that behalf think fit to order.

V. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that upon the return of every such Writ of Attachment as aforesaid or as soon after as conveniently may be and upon property in gar Enquiry as to such other day or days of adjournment if any as shall in that behalf be directed nishee's hands. the said Court shall proceed to enquire and determine whether in fact the plaintiff's cause of action arose within this Island or its Dependencies and if so then what lands monies chattels and other property as aforesaid sufficient to satisfy the plaintiff's cause of action together with his costs of suit then are or were at the time of the service of the same writ in the custody or under the control of any such garnishee or person as aforesaid belonging to the defendant or to or in which he was at that time entitled or interested as aforesaid and what debts were then due to such defendant from any such garnishee or person and the particulars thereof and whether the same lands monies and other property and debts or any part or parts thereof are or can be made available for the purpose of making such satisfaction as aforesaid and to what amount respectively--AND for the purposes of such enquiry and determination it shall be lawful for the said Court in a summary way to examine or permit the said plaintiff to examine vivá voce upon oath every such garnishee or person together with such witnesses (if any) as the said Court may think proper to be so examined and for that purpose to make such orders and issue such summonses to witnesses as may in that behalf be deemed expedient— AND any such garnishee or person as aforesaid or witness who shall refuse or neglect to attend according to the exigency of any such Writ of Attachment or to obey any such order or summons or shall refuse to be so examined shall be liable to be summarily proceeded against as in cases of contempt of Court and to be punished accordingly.

Disposal of goods

Court.

VI. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that if any such garnishee or person in whose hands any such lands goods or property as aforesaid shall have &c. by leave of been so attached shall be desirous of disposing of the same or any part thereof or of receiving the amount of any such bill or bond or other chose in action or any part thereof pending such attachment and shall apply for that purpose to the said Court it shall be lawful for the said Court (due notice having been given to the plaintiff of such intended application) to authorise such garnishee or person to sell or dispose of any such property or receive any such amount and to hold the proceeds of such sale or disposal or the amount so received subject to such attachment as aforesaid or otherwise for the satisfaction of the plaintiff as to such Court shall seem fit.

After attach-

oeed in the action.

VII. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that at any time after the retura day of any such Writof Attachment it shall be lawful for the plaintiff to cause an ap- ment returned pearance to be entered for the defendant against whom the same shall have so issued plaintiff may pro. and to proceed thereon as if such defendant resided within this Colony and had ap- peared to the action in person-PROVIDED that such bond as is in that behalf hereinafter mentioned shall have been duly entered into before final judgment be given therein.

to deter-

VIII. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that so soon as upon any Court such examination or enquiry as aforesaid it shall be ascertained by the Court mine what proper- what lands monies or other such property and debts as aforesaid can be made ty is to continue available for the purpose of making such satisfaction to the plaintiff as aforesaid

subject to the at- the said Court shall forthwith order the same or such part or parts thereof

tachment. respectively as it shall think proper in that behalf to be thenceforward holden for that purpose and to continue subject to such attachment accordingly or to be sold or otherwise disposed of if such Court shall think fit and the proceeds or (in case of debts then payable) the amount of such debts to be paid into the hands of some Officer of the Court subject to such attachment as the said Court may order and with respect to all and singular the lands monies, and other property debts and other choses, in action to which no such order as last aforesaid shall be intended to apply it shall be lawful for the said Court at any time to direct that the said attachment shall be dissolved.

IX. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that within one calendar Plaintiff to enter month next after any such Writ of Attachment shall have issued as aforesaid the into a bond to ac- plaintiff at whose suit the same shall have been so issued or if absent some person count &c. on his behalf shall before the said Court enter into a bond with two suffi- cient sureties to be approved of by such Court acknowledging himself and themselves to be indebted to the defendant against whom such attachment shall have so issued in such sum as the said Court shall think fit to order the con- dition of which said bond shall be in the form or to the effect of the form contained in the Schedule to this Ordinance marked C-AND in case of any breach or alleged breach of such condition the defendant shall be at liberty to sue the parties to such bond thereon at any time and if such bond be not so entered into as aforesaid the attachment shall be ipso facto dissolved.

judgment

X. AND BE IT ÉNACTED AND ORDAINED that at any time after such bond After shall have been so entered into and after final judgment in favour of the plaintiff shall plaintiff may issue have been obtained it shall be lawful for him to cause a writ or writs of fieri facias upon

a fieri facias.

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such judgment to be from time to time issued as in any ordinary case for the amount of the debt or damages and costs thereby recovered and to cause to be taken in execu- tion under any such writ as against any defendant whose property shall have been so attached as aforesaid all or any part of the lands goods monies and other property What may be taken so attached and which shall then continue subject to such attachment as aforesaid in whose hands soever the same property shall then be and whatever may be the nature of such property whether ordinarily liable to be taken in execution or not and although the same or part thereof may be of the nature of a chose in action only and to receive any such property in satisfaction or part satisfaction of such debt or damages and costs to an amount or value to be fixed by the Sheriff or to cause all such property (except as next mentioned) to be sold under such writ or writs as in ordinary cases-PROVIDED that with respect to any such debt or other chose in action as aforesaid no sale or other disposition thereof shall take place except by order of the Court-AND upon the application of the plaintiff at any time in a summary manner it shall be lawful for the said Court to authorise an action for the amount of any such debt to be brought in the name of the to cause the debtor to be creditor being such defendant as aforesaid or summoned to attend such Court to show cause why he should not forthwith pay the same amount to such plaintiff and if no sufficient cause be shown to order such payment accordingly and to enforce such order together with all costs attending the same by an attachment for a contempt as in other cases of the like

Attachment.

nature.

Provision for dis- XI. PROVIDED ALWAYS AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that if solving Foreign pending any such writ of Foreign Attachment as aforesaid or at any time before final judgment obtained in the action in which such writ issued the defendant against whom the same attachment shall have issued or any person on his behalf shall before the said Court enter into a bond with two sufficient sureties to be approved of by such Court acknowledging himself and themselves to be indebt- ed to the plaintiff in such sum as the said Court shall think fit to order conditioned to pay the said plaintiff the amount of such debt or damages and costs as he shall at any time thereafter recover in such action it shall be lawful for such defendant or person on his behalf upon entering an appearance in such action (or if such appearance shall previously have been entered by the plaintiff then upon filing a plea or pleas therein) to defend such action and upon giving notice thereof to the said plaintiff to apply to the said Court by motion as of course that the said attachment may be dissolved and the same shall be dissolved accordingly and the action shall thereupon proceed to trial and judgment in the ordinary manner.

fend within two years.

Provision enabling

XII. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that if after any such final judg- absent defendant ment obtained as aforesaid an affidavit shall be made by the defendant against whom to come in and de- such Process of Foreign Attachment shall have issued as aforesaid that such defendant had at the time of the obtaining of the said judgment and still hath a substantial ground of defence (either wholly or in part) to the plaintiff's action on the merits and such affidavit (sworn as next hereinafter mentioned) shall at any time before the expira- tion of two years next after such judgment be filed in the said Court then upon motion thereupon for that purpose made to the said Court on behalf of the said de- fendant and after due notice thereof given to the said plaintiff and security being en- tered into for the payment to him of all costs by him at any time thereby sustained it shall be lawful for the said Court to cause the merits so alleged as aforesaid to be inquired into and determined in such manner and form either by a feigned issue between the parties or otherwise and at such time and under such terms and con- ditions for the purpose of securing the substantial ends of justice as to the said Court shall seem meet and the said Court after such enquiry and determination had shall thereupon give such judgment or from time to time make such order or orders in the premises between the parties as the justice of the case shall appear to require and every such judgment and order may at any time (if the party succeeding shall think fit) be suggested upon or added to the record of the original action in which such final judgment shall have been so obtained as aforesaid—AND every such affidavit if made within the Colony shall be sworn before some Officer of the Court or person authorised or to be authorised to take affidavits to be used in the said Court o: if made elsewhere shall be sworn before a Judge or Master of some Court of Law or Equity or the Chief Magistrate of some city or corporate town certified under the official seal of such Magistrate.

defendant.

Property in poɛ.

XIII. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINËD that the property of any such session of any co- a'sent defendant as aforesaid may under the provisions of this Ordinance be equally at- t.ched and taken in the custody or power of any co-defendant as of any such garnishee or person as aforesaid not being a party to the action and that no Process of Foreign Attachment against any such absent defendant nor any lien intended to be thereby created upon the lands monies securities debts and chattels or other property of such de- fendant thereby attached shall in any case be defeated by reason of any such co-de- fendant or other garnishee as aforesaid being or claiming to be jointly interested with such defendant therein either as partner or otherwise.

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XIV. PROVIDED ALWAYS AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that Provision in case in all cases wherein two or more defendants shall be sued as copartners and as to either of defendants sucd of such defendants there shall be a return of non est inventus but as to any other of such as copartners. defendants there shall be a return of personal service or of cepi corpus then if at any time

after any

such return an affidavit shall be filed that to the best of the deponent's know- ledge and belief the defendant served or arrested did in fact when the cause of action accrued carry on business in this Island or its Dependencies as a copartner jointly with the defendant as to whom there shall have been such return of neon est inventus and that such lastmentioned defendant is absent from the Colony it shall be lawful for the plaintiff at his option to proceed against every such defendant (in case no appearance be entered for him) in the manner next hereinafter mentioned.

notice.

*

to have

are not known.

XV. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that thereupon or as soon after Such copartners as conveniently may be the plaintiff shall cause a notice signed by himself or his absent from the attorney to be published in the Government Gazette and in not less than one other Colony newspaper published within this Colony in the form or to the cffect of the form in the Schedule to this Ordinance marked D-AND if on the day named in such notice (such day not being less than ten days next after the day of the publication of the same in the Government Gazette) no appearance be entered for such defendant or defendants the plaintiff may cause such appearance to be entered and may proceed as if he or they resided within this Colony and had appeared to the action in person.

XVI. AND WHEREAS in some cases business is or may be carried on in this Copartnerships all Island by persons in copartnership or by one individual or more assuming the style of whose members of a copartnership or acting as agent or agents for a copartnership and in some of those cases the members of such copartnership or some of them are not only absent from the Colony but their names are or may be unknown-BE IT THEREFORE Such ENACTED AND ORDAINED that (in order to prevent any failure of justice in such ships may be sued in the name of any cases) every such copartnership and the several members thereof or the persons or person ong member or having carried on business under the style of any such copartnership may be sued in agent. any action at law in the name or names of any one or more of the members of such copartnership on behalf of all the members composing the same or in the name or names of any such agent or agents for and on behalf of such copartnership so as that in all cases wherein but for this Ordinance it would have been necessary to mention the names of all the members composing any such copartnership it shall be sufficient to mention the name or names of such one or more member or members only or of such agent or agents on behalf of such copartnership.

copartner-

XVII. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that every judgment obtained or Judgment against order made in any such action as last aforesaid shall have the same effect and operation such defendant to upon the persons and property both real and personal of such copartnership and of the operate against the

copartnersihp. several members thereof whether such property be joint or separate as if every member of such copartnership had been actually and in fact a defendant in the action and every such judgment or order may be enforced against all such property as in ordinary

cases of the like nature.

XVIII. PROVIDED ALWAYS AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that Proviso. in every summons and other writ issued and declaration or other pleading filed on behalf of the plaintiff in any action brought under the provisions of the two preceding sections the style or firm of the copartnership shall be specified and it shall distinctly appear that the defendant or defendants sued is or are so sued for and on behalf of such copartnership--AND PROVIDED ALSO that no agent sued on behalf of any such Agent not to he copartnership shall by reason only of his being so sued be incompetent as a witness incompetent as a in the action on behalf either of the plaintiff or of the copartnership or be liable either in person or property to any judgment obtained in such action.

witness.

XIX. AND (for supplying a more full and effectual remedy in this behalf in all Pleas cases in which there are joint contractors one or more of whom shall be absent from ment. the Colony)-BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that no plea in abatement shall hereafter be received on behalf of any defendant in any action in respect of the non-join. der therein of any person alleged to have been a joint contractor with such defendant unless it be expressly alleged in such plea that the person not joined is then resident at some place within this Island or its Dependencies and where in particular.

in abate-

XXI. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that absence from the Colony The term shall for the purposes of this Ordinance be taken to be absence for the time being whether the party shall ever have been within this Island or not.

XX, AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that nothing in this Ordinance Ordinance to ex- contained shall extend to any action of trespass or other action in tort (trover or detinue tend only to cases of excepted) but to actions on or arising out of contract only.

contract.

"ab-

sence.

Court

may

XXII. AND BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED that in all cases in which no pro- The vision or no sufficient provision in that behalf is by thisOrdinance made it shall be lawful make rules and for the said Supreme Court from time to time for the purpose of facilitating or more fully award costs. or effectually carrying any or either of the objects of this Ordinance into execution upon any application in a summary way made for that purpose by or on behalf of any person interested in any matter by this Ordinance intended to be provided for or without any such application to make and prescribe all such rules and orders either general or applicable to any particular case only touching any of the matters intended to have been hereby provided for and touching also the manner of proceeding before or ap-

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plying to the said Court and also the execution of writs and orders and the allow ance and taxation of costs under this Ordinance as to the Court shall seem ex- pedient and such rules and orders from time to time to revoke or alter as to the Court shall appear to be requisite and all rules and orders so made and prescribed shall be of the same force and effect as if they had been inserted in this present Or- dinance—AND the said Court shall in all cases whatsoever of applications made to or proceedings had or taken before or by authority of the said Court or other- wise under this Ordinance have full power to award or refuse costs the same to be paid by and to such party or parties as the Court shall in each case think fit to order.

JOHN BOWRING.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hongkong,

this 19th Day of January, 1855.

L. D'ALMADA E CASTRO,

Clerk of Councils.

SCHEDULE A.

VICTORIA by the Grace of GoD of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith-To the Sheriff of Hongkong and its Dependencies greeting-Whereas A. B. hath lately in the Supreme Court of Hongkong commenced an action at law against C. D. [or against C. D. and E. F.] and the writ of summons [or capias] in the said action has been returned [or has as to the said C. D. been returned] non est inventus and the said A. B. hath caused to be filed in the said Court the affidavit required by the Ordinance of this Island intituled “An Ordinance to provide for and regulate Process in Actions at Law against Persons absent from the Colony." Now we command you that you attach in the hand of G. H. [or G. H. R. M. and I. K. respectively] all and singular the lands hereditaments monies securities for money chattels and other property which the said C. D. is possessed of or entitled to or otherwise beneficially interested in and which are or is in the custody or under the controul of the said G. H. [or G. H. R. M. and I. K. respectively] at the time of your serving the said G. H. [him or them] with this writ and also all and every the sums and sum of money in which the said G. H. is [or the said G. H. R. M. and I. K. or either of them are or is] indebted to the said C. D. at the time of such service-And we further command you that you summon the said G. H. [or the said G. H. R. M. and I. K. and each of them] that he [or they] be and appear before the said Court on the day of

then and there to be examined touching the premises and further to do and receive what the said Court shall then and there consider in this behalf and have you then there this writ.

Witness the Honourable

Justice of the said Court

day of

in the

Our Chief

aforesaid this

year of Our reign.

(Official Seal.)

[Notice to be written under or annexed to the preceding.] TAKE NOTICE that from the time of your being served with this writ all and singular the lands and other hereditaments monies and chattels bills bonds and other property of whatsoever nature in your custody or under your controul belonging to the above-named C. D. or to or in which he is legally or equitably entitled or other- wise beneficially interested and whether solely or jointly with any other person or persons and all debts of every kind due by you to the said C. D. although the same or part thereof may be payable only at a future day are to the extent of the right title and interest of the said C. D. therein attached in your hands and [subject to any bona fide prior claims or liens thereon] are liable to the satisfaction of the above- named A. B. in the above-mentioned action-And if you shall before this Attach- ment is dissolved sell or otherwise knowingly dispose of or part with any such pro- perty or pay over any such debt or any part thereof without the leave of the Supreme Court you will be liable to pay such damages to the said A. B. as the said Court shall in that behalf think fit to order.

To Mr. G. H. [or G. H. R. M. and I. K. severally.]

of }

In the Supreme Court of Hongkong.

SCHEDULE B.

A. B.

[or L. M. Plaintiff's Attorney.]

A. B. PLAINTIFF

BETWEEN

and

C. D. DEFENDANT [or C. D.

E. F, DEFENDANTS.]

WHEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above- named A. B. against the above-named C. D. [or C. D. and É. F.] to recover [state shortly the cause of action in substance and the amount sworn to if for a sum certain] and it being alleged that the said C. D. does not reside within this Island or its Dependencies a Writ of Foreign Attachment has been issued returnable on the

day of

R M. of

wherein G. H. of

and K. of

248

is garnishee [or G. H. of are garnishees]-Notice is hereby given thereof and that if at any time before final judgment in this action the said C. D, or any person on his behalf will give the security and notice and file the appearance or plea required by the Ordinance of this Island intituled [insert title] the said Attachment may be dissolved.

Dated this

day of

185 A. B.

Tor L. M. Plaintiff's Attorney.]

SCHEDULE C.

&c. and P. Q. of

KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we A. B. of

of

&c. are

&c. N. O. of and each of us is jointly and severally bound unto C. D. late &c. in the penal sum of $ to be paid to the said C. D. or his certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Assigns -For which payment to be made we jointly and severally bind our- selves and each and every of us and our respective Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals.

day of

185

Dated this WHEREAS an action at law hath lately been commenced in the Supreme Court of Hongkong at the suit of the above-bounden A. B. against the abovenamed C. D. [or C. D. and another] and a Writ of Foreign Attachment hath on the application of the said A. B. been issued therein and whereas the said A.B. being about to proceed in the said action it is necessary for him to give the security required by the Ordinance of this Island intituled An Ornandice to provide for and regulate Process in Actions at Law against Persons absent from the Colony and the above-bounden N. O. and P. Q. have agreed to become his sureties -Now the condition of this obligation is that if the said A. B. his Executors or Administrators shall pay or cause to be paid to the said C. D. his Executors or Administrators all and every the sumns and sum of money which he shall receive or recover in or by reason of the said action in case the judgment obtained therein shall be hereafter reversed or vacated and also all and every the sums and sum of money damages costs and charges which by the said Court shall at any time here- after be adjudged or ordered to be paid by the said A. B. his Executors or Ad- ministrators to the said C. D. his Executors or Administrators for or by reason or on account of or in any manner relating to the said action and the said Attachment or either of them or any proceedings hitherto taken or hereafter to be taken in or under the same respectively or any judgment that may be obtained or any execution or executions that may be issued in the same action-Then this obligation shall be void otherwise it is to remain in full force.

of }

In the Supreme Court of Hongkong.

SCHEDULE D.

A. B. PLAINTIFF

BETWEEN

and

C. D. & E. F. DEFENDANTS.

WHEREAS an action has been commenced in this Court at the suit of the above- named A. B. against the above-named C. D. and E. F. as copartners carrying on business under the style or firm of

and no appearance has been entered

for the said C. D. in the said action and he is alleged to be absent from the Colony -Notice is hereby given that unless the said C. D. or some person on his behalf shall enter an appearance for the said C. D. to the said action on or before the

day of

the said A. B. will cause such appearance to be en- tered for him in pursuance of the Ordinance of this Island for regulating Process in Actions against Persons absent from the Colony and will proceed in the said action as if the said C. D, had resided in Hongkong and had appeared in person.

day of

Dated this

185

A. B.

[or L. T. Plaintiff's Attorney.

249

W

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have this day commenced business at CANTON as GEN- ERAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESON, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON,

of Liverpool.

JOHN BUTT,

of Canton.

Canton, 1st January, 1855.

TH

NOTICE.

HE next SITTING of the SUPREME COUET in its SUM- MARY JURISDICTION will be held on FRIDAY, the second day of February, 1855 at the hour of 12 o'clock. By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Offg. for the Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

HE next CRIMINAL SESSIONS of the SUPREME Cover will be held on MONDAY, the 29th day of January, 1855, at the hour of 11 o'clock in the FORE-

NOON.

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Offg. for the Acting Registrar.

NOTICE.

THE Copartnership hitherto existing between FRANCIS

THE

DARBY SYME and JAMES DUMSMURE MUIR under the firm of SYME, MUIR & Co., has been this day dissolved. Our Business has been assumed by Mr. F. D. SYME, who will hereafter conduct it under the or Firm of F. D. SYME & Co. by whom all our outstanding accounts will be settled.

SYME, MUIR & Co.

Amoy, 31st December, 1854.

W

NOTICE.

E have this day authorized Mr. THOMAS DEAS BOYD

to sign our Firm by procuration.

Amoy, 1st January, 1855.

A

NOTICE.

F. D. SYME, & Co.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1855 is posted up at COURT HOUSE for inspection. Notice of any inas- curacies, &c., must be given in Writing to the Acting Registrar on or before the Ninth Day of February next, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 4. of 1851.

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Offy. for the Acting Registrar.

In re IZIDORO VALERIO DOS REMEDIOS, deceased. OTICE is hereby given to the Next of Kin and all

CIL of the above party that may be in their possession, before the SUPREME COURT on SATURDAY, the third day of February, 1855, or if none that the next of kid do accept or refuse LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION; failing which Administration will be granted to the ACTING REGISTRAR of the said Court.

NOTICE is produce any WELL or CODI-

By Order of the Court,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Offg. for the Acting Registrar.

WANTED ON BOTTOMRY.

$3,500. Application may be made to Captain FEIVouz on board, or to

the A 1 English barque "AFRICA," the sum of

Victoria, 24th January, 1855.

J. F. EDGER.

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

251

herein-before men-

And be it enacted, That if any Person shall accuse or threaten to accuse Persons accusing either the Person to whom such Accusation or Threat shall be made or any other others of Crimes Person of any of the Crimes herein-before specified, with the View or Intent in any tioned, with the of the Cases last aforesaid to extort or gain from such Person so accused or threat- view of extorting ened to be accused, or from any other Person whatever, any Property, Money, Secu- Money &c. guilty rity or other valuable Thing, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, of Felony. being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be trans- ported beyond the Seas for Life, or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding Four Years, and, if a Male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in addition to such Imprisonment.

THE

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Wednesday, the 14th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning, between the hours of 9 and 10

o'clock.

Post Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 3d February, 1855.

THOMAS HYLAND, Post Master.

Steam for

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

ALSO,

BOMBAY, MADRAS, & CALCUTTA,

and,

KING GEORGE'S SOUND, ADELAIDE, PORT PHILLIP, & SYDNEY.

THE PENINSULAR & ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION

TCOMPANY'S Steam-ship SINGAPORE, Captain

BAKER, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places on THURSDAY, the 15th instant at 2 P.M.

CARGO will be received on board until 5 P.M. on the 13th, SPECIE until Noon on the 14th, and PARCELS until 2 P.M. on the 14th.

For Particulars regarding FREIGHT and PASSAGE. ap- ply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Com- pany's Office, Hongkeng.

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 Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lad- ing or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such decla- ration.

ROBERT S. WALKER, Superintendent.

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office,

Hongkong 3d February, 1855.

WR

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have this day commenced business at CANTON as GEN- Firm of BATESON, BUTT & Co. ERAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or

CHARLES E. BATESON, of Liverpool. JOHN BUTT,

Canton, 1st January, 1855.

A

NOTICE.

of Canton.

Copy of the JURY LIST for 1855 is posted up at COURT HOUSE for inspection. Notice of any inac- curacies, &c., must be given in Writing to the Acting Registrar on or before the Ninth Day of February next, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of Ordinance No. 4. of 1851.

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON,

Offg. for the Acting Registrar.

In re LEONG AH KWONG, deceased.

MEAH JAHU.

"

NOT

""

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 FRIDAY, the ninth day of February, 1855 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,

NORMAN RAMSAY MASSON, Offig. for the Acting Registrar.

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

No. 73.

THE

DIEU

ET MON{

ROIT

Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE Contract hitherto in force for the publication of GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATIONS having ceased on the 21st instant THE

---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.

The Reverend M. C. Odell is appointed to discharge temporarily the duties of Colonial Chaplain in place of the Reverend W. Baxter, resigned.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Hongkong, 30th January, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The strictest instructions having been received from Her Majesty's Government that the provisions of the Passengers' Act of 1852 can in no degree be relaxed, the Honorable the Lieutenant Governor deems it necessary to notify that in future all vessels requiring clearance from the Emigration Officer must comply fully with those provisions.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3rd February, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Cofs of mind for

It is hereby notified that all Lots of Ground, purchased at Public Sales, and not built upon, or improved after a proper manner according to terms of Lease, will be resumed forthwith by Govern- ment, and again offered for public competition.

The Surveyor General has received instructions accordingly.

sale

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 7th February, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Publis an

It is hereby notified that a sale by Public Auction of Crown Lands on Leases will be held, on the Ground to be sold, on Wednesday the 15th March next at noon.

Detailed information regarding the Lots to be sold will be published previously in the Government Gazette.

Persons desirous of having any particular Lot or Lots inserted in the Sale Bill are required to make application to the Surveyor General on or before the 28th instant.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 8th February, 1855.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

253

PUBLIC NOTICE.

The Materials of the Building known as the Qld Surveyor General's Offices will be sold by Public Auction on the ground on Wednesday next the 14th instant, at Noon, after which will be sold the granite parapet stones lying in the Old Bailey, Shelley, Peel and Graham Streets.

Surveyor General's Office, Victoria, 9th February, 1855.

By Order,

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY, Surveyor General.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to England for five European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretury.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th February, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Penang for twenty eight Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th February, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined Return of the Land Sale held on the 1st instant is published for general inform- ation.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 6th February, 1855.

RETURN OF LAND LEASE SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION HELD ON THE GROUND 1ST FEBRUARY, 1855.

ORDER OF

No. of

LOT.

PURCHASERS.

SALE.

CONTENTS IN FIXED ANNUAL SQUARE FEET.

RENTAL.

KNOCKED

DOWN AT PREMIUM.

£

s. d.

6677TA CON -

1

I.

91 A

F. A. Rangel

15,400

21

400

+

2

93

F. A. Rangel

21,700

29 10 6

555

94

C. D. Williams

26,970

24

65

94 A

C. D. Williams

26,970

24

25

5

150

Fr. A. Feliciani

38,800

17

155

126

G. A. Trotter

13,520

12

140

69

G. A. Trotter

17,220

19

325

8

65

F. Woods

13,517

12

250

9

141

J. W. Brimelow

37,225

33

10 9

790

10

G. Duddell

5,512

15

250

11

270 A Yeong Assow

4,500

12

380

12

M.

64 Lyall, Still & Co

18,960

158

910

"

13

64 AG. Duddell

10,800

90

800

"3

33

14

44

No bidder £150)

49,610

15

46

35

No bidder 114 | Fixed annual

37,206

"" >>

12 14

16

47

No bidder 113

>>

Rental.

40,746

17

48

No bidder,, 150.

46,666

18

Chun-sie

900

19

Hip-lun-kee

1,000

20

Chun-sie

1,000

21

Chun-sie

1,000

92

Ow-quoy

1,440

23

Low-yu-laong

880

24

F. A. Rangel

1,600

25

Ng-Ayun

1,080

26

'Ng-Apoon

800

TOTALS... 504

CHARLES ST. GEORGE CLEVERLY,

Surveyor General,

NO CO OT CO en co co co co

22221

>>

60

70

3

40

12 6

40

5

41 61

85

40

16

60

90

95

5.625

* * *

1

Diplomatic Department. His Excellenc, 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 Foochow during the year en ding 31st December, 1854, be published for general information.

By Order,

W. WOODGATE, Officiating Secretary in the Superintendency of Trade.

Superintendency of Trade, Victoria, Hongkong, 1st February, 1855.

RETURN of British SHIPPING at the PORT OF FOOCHOWFO0 during the Year ending 31st December 1854.

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

No.

SHIPS NAME.

DATE OF TON- No. OF WHERE FROM. NAGE. CREW. ENTRY.

DATE OF

NATURE OF Cargo.

VALUE OF CARGO. CLEAR-

TON-

NAGE.

WHERE BOUND.

- Nature of Cargo.

VALUE OF Cargo.

ANCE.

£

s. d.

£

s. Id.

24 Kitty.

Jan. 10 199

17 Amoy

Straits

2,812

Feb. 10

多啰

199 Amoy

Mixed

25

Island Queen,

18 194

40 Hongkong

Ballast

"

..

Jan. 12

194 Hongkong

Tea

26 | Island Queen, .

Mar. 1

194

40

Mar. 3

194

Tea

1,055

5,265

1,196|

"

""

27 | Chusan,

April 14

62

17 Ningpo

Convoy

".

*

April 23

62 Hinghwa

Spec.

14

105

17

23

105

"

""

"1

29

Water Witch,

May 15

27.9

40 Hongkong

Ballast

23

""

**

30 Iona....

20

143

"

36 Shanghae

""

19

May 24

143 Hongkong

Tea

31

Mahmoodie,

Jun. 16

2361

30

24

..

14

39

""

32

Bon Accord,

16 380

15 Hongkong

J+

"1

July 25

380 London

Tea

33 Nymph,

July 1

106

26 Shanghae

34 Chrysolite,

36 | Sagħalien,

9

471

**

24 Amoy

Lead & Cotton

Ballast

1,416

5

25

39

""

106 Hongkong

"Tea

Convoy

2,202

13,432

1,587

"

", "

"" 24

"} "

33 "

"

>> ""

18

99 $7

471 Liverpool

Tea

12,745

"" "

Agincourt,...

23 669

20

24 Amoy

""

*

"1

Aug. 19

669 London

Tea

18,170

Aug. 1

377

15 Shanghae

Piece goods

37 | Margaret West...

1

465

19 Hongkong

""

4,016

4,503

Sep. 16

377 Cork

Tea

13,426

""

13

มม

Aug. 30

465 Cork

Tea

20,861

38 | Lord Warriston,

14

1,144

34

Ballast

""

Sep. 23

1,144 London

Tea

51,750

"

39 Doristana.-.-

24

486

19 Shanghae

Piece goods

40 | British Queen,

Sep. 1

110

5 Canton

"

41 Nina,..

J..

6

95

:

9 Amoy

Rattans

1,250

5,237

82

Oct. 3

486 Great Britain

Tea

20,602

"

""

"

19

Sep. 13

110 Sydney

Tea

5,124

14

.. *

多情

95 Hongkong

Tea

3,375

"

42 | Aurora............

386

"

24 Hongkong

Ballast

21

386 London

Tea

23,485

""

19

43 Isabella Hercus,

618

23

Rattans

44 Hannah..........

10

245

**

22 Amoy

Wood

45

John Bunyan,

16

466

**

19 Hongkong

Ballast

46

Flora Mure,

Oct. 17

376

14

11

47 Nina,

17

95

12 Canton

Cotton

**

48 Lady Elizabeth,

19

496

19 Hongkong

Curried over

8.397

560

Rattans

37

1,750

1,500

436

23,039

Oct. 6

618 London

Tea

27.847

29

5›

28

245 Singapore

Tea oil

50

14

A

9

466 Great Britain

Tea

>>

""

Nov. 8

376 Cork

Tea

25

12

Oct. 27

95 Shanghae

Tea

Nov. 9

"

J

496 Liverpool

Tea

21,850

16,387

3,186

23,908

23

"

>

7,882!

287,503

254

Brought over,...

8,3971

5601

49 Iris,

Oct. 22

106

...

...

15 Ningpo

Cork

50 Caldee,...

25

3871

...

...

>>

13 Shanghae

Cotton

23,039)

400

1,250

7,882

Nov. 6

106 Ningpo

Ballast

11

>>

387 Cork

Tea

287,503

17,474

29

J

51 Spec,

29

105

...

...

...

"

17 Ningpo

Sundries

217

31

Dec. 2

105 Ningpo

Plums

52 Hero,

Nov. 1

406

16 Hongkong

Piece goods

6,662

6

406 New York

Tea

18,676

>>

...

53

Sassoon Family,

54 Choringhee,

55 Lady Mary Wood,

56 | Melbourne,

5

212

34 Canton

Ballast

Nov. 13

" "

212 Hongkong

Ballast

""

...

>

10

893

23 Shanghae

Dec. 18

893 London

Tea

44,476

""

22

296

"

85 Hongkong

Treasure

Nov. 23

296 Shanghae

Treasure

""

"

23

496

20 Shanghae

Piece goods

1,125

Dec. 16

496 Cork

Tea

57

Balmoral,

23

357

10

220

15

357 London

Tea

""

23

...

58

James Lumsden,

Dec. 1

373

14

Sundries

808

18

373 London

Tea

33

59

Crisis,

1

426

19 Amoy

1,175

15

"

426 Liverpool

Tea

28,750

17,534

18,383

26,853

" "

"

"

...

...

60 Langdale,

9

900

**3

30 Hongkong

Ballast

15

"

Total 37 Vessels,..

13,354

8561

£34,896

134 Vessels 11,939)

£459,649

"

British Consulate, Foochowfoo,

31st December, 1854.

1

FRED. HOWE HALE, Vice Consul in Charge.

256

No. II.--STATEMENT of TONNAGE DUES, IMPORT and EXPORT DUTIES paid by British VESSELS in the PORT OF FOOCHOWFOO, from 1st January to 31st December, 1854.

No.

VESSELS' NAME.

TONNAGE.

TONNAGE DUES.

IMPORT AND EXPORT DUTIES.

TOTAL.

T. m. c. c.

T. m. c. C.

T.

24 Kitty,

199

""

"

219 4 5 9

[m. c. c. 219 4 5 9

25

Island Queen,

194

97

""

26

Island Queen,

...

194

97

27

Chusan,...

62

""

"

"

-

2,289

520 5

33

"

2,386

617 5

"

28 Spec,

...

...

105

"

وو

29

Water Witch,

279

23

30

Iona,

...

143

31

Mahmoodie,...

236

*

32

Bon Accord,

380

39

33 Nymph....

34 Chrysolite,... 35 Agincourt, 36 Saghalien,

Ju

37 Margaret West, 38 Lord Warriston,

Dorisiana, 、

106

""

14 3

190

10 6

""

وو

**

471

""

"

""

""

J

99

31

"

"

13

950

"

33

"}

22

"}

""

"

5,840 5

690 5,541 7 5

"

"

"

""

""

669

>

"

"

377

188 5

21 ""

465

233

>> >>

1,144

572

""

"

"

486

243

""

40

British Queen,

110

11

"

2,226 7 5

"

7,898 7 5 5,861 6 2 8 6,656 5 15,985

""

8,956 2 5

>>

"

>>

964 3

6,030 5 700 6

""

22

5,541 7 5

J

J

7,898 7 5 6,050 128 6,889 5 16,557

"

23 "

9,199 2 5

2,237 7 5

""

""

"

""

"

و,

A

"

41

Nina,

...

95

"

"J

"}

1,490 5

99

42

Aurora,

386

193

"

6,248

""

""

1,490 5 6,441

33

"

"

"

2)

33

Isabella Hercus,

618

"

"

""

7,308 1 5

11

Hannah,

245

122 5

J3

270 7 1

43

John Bunyan,

466

"2

,,

6,757

46

Flora Mure,

376

188

31

22

4,948 5

11

47 Nina,

95

9 5

"

1,386

"" ""

48 Lady Elizabeth,...

496

124

"}

JJ ""

"

49 Iris,

...

106

""

50 Caldee,

...

387

"

21:

51 Spec,

105

"

"

""

52

Hero,...

406

53 Sassoon Family,...

54 Chowringee.

55 Lady Mary Wood,

56 Melbourne,...

57

Balmoral,

58 James Lumsden,

59 Crisis,

212 3"

203

A

""

***

...

Totals,..

893

""

33 "

13,902 5

"

296

"" "

"

"" "

A

496

"

** "

"

357

""

31

"

5,742 5 4,026 7 5

""

"

373

""

426

"

"

3,735 6,080

""

5,742 5 4,026 7 5 3,735 6,080

"

""

"

"

12,454 2,496 4

"

@ 72。° $3,467

$197,807

@ 5/ Ex. £867

£ 49,452

142,421 3 8 6 144,917 786

$201,274

£ 50,319

FRED. HOWE HALE, Vice Consul in Charge.

3,755

13,902 5

4,743 5

>>

"

"

"

3,958

""

33

""

"

8,391 16

"" "" "

7,308 15

393 2 1

6,757

5,136 5

1,395 5

8,515 16

4,743 5

""

"

32

"

"

British Consulate, Foochowfoo,

31st December, 1854.

257

No. III. -A REURN of the Quantities and Value of MuncñANDS: IMPORTED into the PORT OF FOOCHOWFOO in 37 British Vessels of the Burden of 13,354, Tons from the Countries and places undermentioned during the Year ending 31st December, 1854.

No. IN TARIFF.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

QUANTITIES.

FROM WHAT COUNTRIES. AND PLACES IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN STERLING AT 53; Ex † $

£

8.

d.

British Manufactures,-

Hongkong, Amoy, Shanghae.

13

Long Cloths,

dyed,

26,762 Pieces £8,750 Val.

12,712 8,750

:

"

Manufactures of Wool,-

47

Long Ells,

63,556 Yards

Miscellaneous Articles,-

30

Tin,

68 Piculs

...

Lead,

500

"

4,952

374 1,127

""

**

Products of India & other countries.

Woods,

46

Sapan,

Ebony,

*

34

Rattans,

47

34 Piculs

1,000 496

"

17

"

Miscellaneous,

4

Bicho de Mar,

3

Betel nut,

32

Pepper,...

155 Piculs

104

78

1,750

372

659

78

وو

"

12

Cotton,

Sugar, Sundries

.. ن

...

***

450 Bales £1,183 Val.

£697

175

""

2,050

>>

1,183

""

""

697

35

Total,

£34,896

"

FRED, HOWE HALE, Vice-Consul in Charge.

British Consulate, Foochowfoo,

31st December, 1854.

No. IV. A RETURN of the Quantities and Value of MERCHANDISE EXPORTED in 34 British Vessels of the Burthen of 11,939 Tons, to the Countries and places undermentioned during the Year ending 31st December, 1854.

No. IN TARIFF.

DENOMINATION OF ARTICLES.

QUANTITIES.

TO WHAT COUNTRIES AND PLACES EXPORTED.

ESTIMATED VALUE IN STERLING AT 5s./ Ex. P $

55

Tea,

Ibs.10,632,933

Miscellaneous, viz:

Combs, Red dye, Tea Oil, Oil cakes, Tobacco, Dried shell Fish, Seeds, Alum, Chairs, Dried Shrimps, Dried Fruits, Chinaware, &c. Hemp and

cloth material.

Value

Grass

British Consulate, Foochowfoo,

31st December, 1854.

London, Liverpool, Cork, Sydney, Hong- kong, and Shanghae.

£ 458,545

S.

d.

33

1,104

Total,.

£459,649

FRED. HOWE HALE, Vice-Consul in Charge,

258

Á MYNOPTICAT 'anns of the IMPORT TRADE from Foreign Countries at the PORT OF FOOCHOWROD), during the year ending 31st December, 1854, 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.

DESCRIPTION

OF

COMMODITIES.

QUANTITIES AND IN WHAT SHIPS IMPORTED.

ESTIMATED

AGREGGATE

VALUE IN STERLING

37 British.

14 Ame- rican.

1 DANISH. 1 HAMBURGH I PRUSSIAN.

DUTCH.

QUANTITIES

@5/EXCHANGE

IMPORTED.

per Dollar.

Manufactures of Cotton.

Long Cloth, Grey,

Pieces

£

s.d.

26,762

16,070

42,832

20,345

White

"

2,000

2,000

1,200

Dyed

Value

£

8,750

6,525 £

15,275

15,275

Manufactures of Wool.

Long Ells, ...

Yards

63,556

Miscellaneous Articles.

Tin,...

Piculs

68

Lead,

500

Products of India and other countries.

Woods,

Sapan,...

Piculs

34

Sandal,

Ebony,

1,000

Rattans....

496

Miscellaneous.

Bicho de mar,

Piculs

155

Trade Returns not procurable.

4,800

68,356

5,327

68

500

374 1,127

Betel nut,

104

Pepper,

78

Cotton,...

Bales

450

Sugar,...

Sundries,

Value

1,183

697

34

60

60

17 120

1,000

496

1,750

372 "

"3

155

659

104

78

78

175

"

100

550

2,550

1,183 697

1,183

""

697

"

Total,..

£

51,249

FRED. HOWE HALE, Vice Consul in Charge.

British Consulate, Foochowfoo,

31st December, 1854.

No. VI.—A SYNOPTICAL TABLE of the EXPORT TRADE to Foreign Countries, from the PORT OF FOOCHOWFOO, during the year ending 31st December 1854; 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,

DESCRIPTION

QUANTITIES

ESTIMATED

VALUE IN

OF

COMMODITIES.

AGGREGATE

IN WHAT SHIP EXPORTED.

14 AMERI-

34 BRITISH.

CAN.

1 DANISH. 2 HAMBURGI 1 DUTCH.

QUANTITIES

EXPORTED.

STERLING @ 5/ EXCHANGE

PER DOLLAR.

£10,632,933

599,833 11,232,766

£ 484,420

s.j d.

"" ""

Tea,

...

Miscellaneous, viz: Combs, Red dye, Tea oil, oil cakes, Tobacco, Dried Shell Fish, Seeds, Alum, Chairs, dried shrimps, dried fruits, chi- naware &c. Hemp, Grass-cloth material.

Val. £1,104|

British Consulate, Foochowfoo, 31st December, 1854.

Trade Returns not

procurable.

Total,..

£1,104

1,104

£

485,524

FRED. HOWE HALE, Vice Consul in Charge.

259

No. VII-A RETURN of the Number and Tonnage of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived at, and Departed from, the PORT OF FOOCHOWFOO, during the Year ending 31st December, 1854, distinguishing the Countries to which they belonged, viz:-

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

No. of SHIPS.

TONNAGE.

UNDER WHAT Colours.

No. of SHIPS.

TONNAGE.

British,

37

13,354

British,

34

...

11,939

American,

14

8,401

American,

15

...

8,982

Danish,

Hamburgh, Prussian, Dutch,

...

...

1

131

Danish,

1

***

...

131

1

512

-

...

Hamburgh,

590 Prussian,...

1

512

...

...

590

***

Ι

204-Dutch,

...

...

204

Total 55

23,192

Total

53

22,358

FRED. HOWE HALE, Vice-Consul in Charge.

British Consulate, Foochowfoo,

31st December, 1854.

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have

WE

FRAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESÓN, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON, of Liverpool.

JOHN BUTT,

of Canton.

Canton, 1st January, 1855.

THE

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Wednesday, the 14th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND, Post Master.

Post Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d February, 1855.

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

259

No. VII-A RETURN of the Number and Tonnage of MERCHANT VESSELS which Arrived at, and Departed from, the PORT OF FOOCHOWFOO, during the Year ending 31st December, 1854, distinguishing the Countries to which they belonged, viz:-

ARRIVED.

DEPARTED.

UNDER WHAT COLOURS.

No. of SHIPS.

TONNAGE.

UNDER WHAT Colours.

No. of SHIPS.

TONNAGE.

British,

37

13,354

British,

34

...

11,939

American,

14

8,401

American,

15

...

8,982

Danish,

Hamburgh, Prussian, Dutch,

...

...

1

131

Danish,

1

***

...

131

1

512

-

...

Hamburgh,

590 Prussian,...

1

512

...

...

590

***

Ι

204-Dutch,

...

...

204

Total 55

23,192

Total

53

22,358

FRED. HOWE HALE, Vice-Consul in Charge.

British Consulate, Foochowfoo,

31st December, 1854.

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have

WE

FRAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESÓN, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON, of Liverpool.

JOHN BUTT,

of Canton.

Canton, 1st January, 1855.

THE

POST OFFICE NOTIFICATION.

HE next GENERAL MAILS will be closed at 6 o'clock P.M., on Wednesday, the 14th instant, and the customary SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL will be made up on the following morning, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

THOMAS HYLAND, Post Master.

Post Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 3d February, 1855.

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

No. 74.

THE

DIEV

ET MON

Wongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority,

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

THE Contracts hereby given, that the HONGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this day established, will

HE 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.

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 February, 1855.

W. T. MERCER, 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 January, 1855, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,..

.$117,345*

Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.

(Signed,)

ADAM BURNES

Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,

1st February 1855.

The Books and Treasure Vault of the above Corporation were this day inspected by me, and the specie accorded in amount with the terms of the Charter.

R. RIENAECKER, Colonial Treasurer.

8th February, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to England for five European Convicts.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th February, 1855.

261

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION. Wanted a passage to Penang for twenty eight Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 10th February, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The following Act of the Imperial Parliament, applied to this Colony by the recent Ordinance No. 3, of 1854, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 13th February, 1855.

Any Person found

any Felony therein,

ANNO

DECIMO QUARTO & DECIMO QUINTO

VICTORIAE REGINE.

CAP. XIX.

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PREVENTION OF OFFENCES,

[3d July 1851.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to make further Provision for the Prevention of Bur- glary and other Offences in the Night: Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excel- lent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Tem- poral, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows: That-

I. If any Person shall be found by Night armed with any dangerous or offensive by Night armed Weapon or Instrument whatsoever with Intent to break or enter into any Dwelling &c., with Intent to House or other Building whatsoever and to commit any Felony therein, or if any break into any Person shall be found by Night having in his Possession without lawful Excuse (the House and commit Proof of which Excuse shall lie on such Person) any Picklock Key, Crow, Jack, Bit, or having in his or other Implement of Housebreaking, or if any Person shall be found by Night Possession, without having his Face blackened or otherwise disguised, with Intent to commit any Felo- lawful Excuse, any ny, or if any Person shall be found by Night in any Dwelling House or other Build- Implements of ing whatsoever with Intent to commit any Felony therein, every such Offender shall House breaking, or having his Face

be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the Discre- disguised, or being tion of the Court to be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not found by Night in exceeding Three Years. any House with In-

demeanor after a

II. If any Person shall be convicted of any such Misdemeanor as aforesaid tent to commit any committed after a previous Conviction, either for Felony or such Misdemeanor as Felony therein, shall be guilty of a aforesaid, such Person shall on such subsequent Conviction be liable, at the Discre- Misdemeanor. tion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for any Term not less than Any Person con- Seven Years, and not exceeding Ten Years, or imprisoned, with or without Hard victed of such Mis- Labour, for any Term not exceeding Three Years; and in any Indictment for such previous Convic. Misdemeanor committed after a previous Conviction as aforesaid it shall be sufficient tion of Felony or to state that the Offender was at a certain Time and Place convicted of Felony or such Misdemean- Misdemeanor against "The Act for the better Prevention of Offences, 1851,” (as the or, guilty of Mis- Case may be,) without otherwise describing the Previous Felony or Misdemeanor ; Form of Indict- and a Certificate containing the Substance and Effect only (omitting the formal Part) of the Indictment and Conviction for the Previous Felony or Misdemeanor, Certificate of pre- purporting to be signed by the Clerk of the Court or other Officer having the Custody vious Conviction. of the Records of the Court where the Offender was first convicted, or by the Deputy of such Clerk or Officer, (for which Certificate a Fee of Five Shillings and no more shall be demanded or taken,) shall, upon Proof of the Identity of the Person of the Offender, be sufficient Evidence of the First Conviction, without Proof of the Signa- ture or official Character of the Person appearing to have signed the same.

demeanor &c.

ment-

Persons using

III. And whereas it is expedient to make further Provision for the Punishment of

Chloroform, &c.

Persons using Chloroform or other stupifying Things in order the better to enable in order to com- them to commit Felonies: Be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully apply Felony, or administer, or attempt to apply or administer, to any other Person any Chloroform, guilty of Felony. Laudanum, or other stupifying or overpowering Drug, Matter, or Thing with Intent

mit a

:

262

thereby to enable such Offender or other Person to commit, or with Intent to assist such Offender or other Person in committing any Felony, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported for Life or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding Three Years.

Persons inflicting IV. And whereas it is expedient to make further Provision for the Punishment of grievous bodily aggravated Assaults: Be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully and malici- Harm guilty of a ously inflict upon any other Person, either with or without any Weapon or Instru- Misdemeanor and ment, any grievous bodily Harm, or unlawfully and maliciously cut, stab, or wound liable any other Person, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and Years ment.

being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to

be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding Three

:

c. 34.

to Three Imprison-

Years Provided however, that nothing herein contained shall be deemed or taken to Not to repeal Sect. repeal the Provisions of the Twenty-ninth Section of the Act passed in the Tenth 29. of 10 Geo. 4. Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, Chapter Thirty-four. V. If upon the Trial of any Indictment for any Felony, except Murder or Man-

con-

On the Trial of any Indictment for slaughter, where the Indictment shall allege that the Defendant did cut, stab, or feloniously cut- wound any Person, the Jury shall be satisfied that the Defendant is guilty of the cut- ting, &c. the Jury ing, stabbing, or wounding charged in such Indictment, but are not satisfied that De- may acquit of the fendant is guilty of the Felony charged in such Indictment, then and in every such Case Felony, and the Jury may acquit the Defendant of such Felony, and find him guilty of unlawfully vict of unlawfully

cutting, &c. cutting, stabbing, or wounding, and thereupon such Defendant shall be liable to be punished in the same Manner as if he had been convicted upon an Indictment for the Misdemeanor of cutting, stabbing, or wounding.

Persons wilfully placing Wood, &c.,

&c., with Intent to

VI. If Person shall wilfully and maliciously put, place, cast, or throw upon

any or across any Railway, any Wood, Stone, or other Matter or Thing, or shall wilfully on Railways, tak- and maliciously take up, remove, or displace any Rail, Sleeper, or other Matter or ing up Rails, &c., Thing belonging to any Railway, or shall wilfully and maliciously turn, move, or turning Machinery, divert any Points or other Machinery belonging to any Railway, or shall wilfully and or showing Signals, maliciously make or show, hide or remove, any Signal or Light upon or near to any commit Injuries to Railway, or shall wilfully and maliciously do or cause to be done any other Matter or Railway or endan Thing, with Intent, in any of the Cases aforesaid, to obstruct, upset, overthrow, in- ger the Safety of jure, or destroy any Engine, Tender, Carriage, or Truck using such Railway, or to Persons, guilty of endanger the Safety of any Person travelling or being upon such Railway, every.such Felony. Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term of his natur- al Life or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or with- out Hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding Three Years.

VII. If any Person shall wilfully and maliciously cast, throw, or cause to fall or If any Person shall cast any Wood,&c. strike against, into, or upon any Engine, Tender, Carriage, or Truck used upon any

upon any Railway Railway, any Wood, Stone or other Matter or Thing, with Intent to endanger the Safety Carriage with In- of any Person being in or upon such Engine, Tender, Carriage, or Truck, every such tent to endanger Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the the Safety of any Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term of his na- Person therein, such Person to be tural Life or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or

guilty of Felony, without Hard Ladour, for any Term not exceeding Three Years,

VIII, If any Person shall wilfully and maliciously set fire to any Station, Engine Any Person wil- House, Warehouse, or other Building belonging or appertaining to any Railway, Dock, fully setting fire to Canal, or other Navigation, every such Person shall be guilty of Felony, and being any Railway Sta convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported be- tion, &c. guilty of

Felony. yond the Seas for the Term of his natural Life, or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not ex- ceeding Three Years; and if any Person shall wilfully and maliciously set fire to any Goods or Chattels being in any Building, the setting fire to which is made Felony by this or any other Act of Parliament, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for any Term not exceeding Ten Years nor less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not ex- ceeding Three Years.

Persons for subse-

IX. And whereas Provision is made in a certain Act of Parliament passed in the Upon the Trial of Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria intituled, An Act quent Offences an- to amend the Laws in England and Ireland relative to Larceny and other Offences con- der the 12 & 13 nected therewith; and also in this Act, for the more exemplary Punishment of Persons Vict. c. 11. and who shall commit certain Offences after One or more previous Conviction or Convic- this Act the pre- tions for the like or other Offences, and it is expedient to define the Time of charging the not to be stated to Jury to inquire as to such previous Conviction or Convictions: Be it enacted, That it the Jury or give

vious Conviction

263

in Evidence until shall not be lawful on the Trial of any Person for any subsequent Offence, where a after a Verdict of Plea of Not Guilty shall have been entered on his Behalf, to charge the Jury to in- Guilty of the sub. sequent Offence, quire concerning any previous Conviction until they shall have inquired concerning unless the Defend. such subsequent Offence, and shall have found such Person guilty of the same; and ant gives Evidence whenever in any Indictment any previous Conviction shall be stated the reading of of good Chalacter. such Statement shall be deferred until after such Finding as aforesaid: Provided, that if upon the Trial of any Person for any such subsequent Offence as aforesaid such Person shall give Evidence of his good Character, it shall be lawful for the Pro- secutor, in answer thereto, to give Evidence of the Conviction of such Person for the previous Offence or Offences, before such Verdict of Guilty shall have been returned, and the Jury shall inquire concerning such previous Conviction or Convictions at the same Time that they inquire concerning such subsequent Offence.

tice.

Any Person may X. It shall be lawful for any Person whatsoever to apprehend any Person who apprehend Persons shall be found committing any Offence against the Provisions of this Act, and to convey committing Of- fences against this him or deliver him to some Constable or other Peace Officer, in order to his being Act, and convey conveyed, as soon as conveniently may be, before a Justice of the Peace, to be dealt them before a Jus- with according to Law.

XI. And whereas Doubts have been entertained as to the Authority to apprehend Any Person may Persons found committing indictable Offences in the Night: For Remedy thereof be committing indict it enacted. That it shall be lawful for any Person whosoever to apprehend any Person able Offences in who shall be found committing any indictable Offence in the Night, and to convey the Night, and him or deliver him to some Constable or other Peace Officer, in order to his being convey them before

conveyed. as soon as conveniently may be, before a Justice of the Peace, to be dealt a Justice.

with according to Law.

apprehend Persons

hend him to be

demeanor.

Any Person ag- XII. If any Person liable to be apprehended under the Provisions of this Act shall saulting a Person assault or offer any Violence to any Person by Law authorized to apprehend or de- entitled to appre tain him, or to any Person acting in his Aid and Assistance, every such Offender guilty of a Mis- shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable to be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding Three Years. The Night, in Of XIII. The Time at which the Night shall commence and conclude in any Offence fences against this against the Provisions of this Act shall be the same as in Cases of Burglary. Act, to be as in XIV. In all Prosecutions for any Offence against the Provisions of this Act it shall Burglary. Costs of Prosecu- be lawful for the Court before which any such Offence shall be prosecuted or tried to

allow the Expenses of the Prosecution in all respects as in Cases of Felony.

tions. Nothing in this Act to repeal

5 G. 4. c. 83.

XV. Nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed to repeal wholly or in part the Fifth of George the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-three, intituled An Act for the Punish- ment of idle and disorderly Persons and Rogues and Vagabonds in that Part of Great Britain called England, but no Person shall be liable to be punished for the same Not to extend to Offence both under the said last-mentioned Act and under this Act. Scotland.

XVI. Nothing in this Act shall extend to Scotland.

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have

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ERAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESON, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON, of Liverpool.

JOHN BUTT,

Canton, 1st January, 1855.

of Canton.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

ITH respect to the Partnership lately existing in Canton, between NESSERWANJEE ARDASEER BHANJAH and JAMSETJEE EDULGEE ATHA- JEE, and dissolved on the 31st December, 1853, that,- All Responsebilities of the Business up to the time of the Dissolutiou are solely vested in the said NESSERWAN- JEE ARDASEER BHANJAH, according to the Terms and Conditions of a Release executed mutually by the un- dersigned, on February 14th, 1855.

NESSERWANJEE ARDASEER BHANJAH. JAMSETJEE EDULJEE ATHAJEE.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Victoria, Hongkong.

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in Evidence until shall not be lawful on the Trial of any Person for any subsequent Offence, where a after a Verdict of Plea of Not Guilty shall have been entered on his Behalf, to charge the Jury to in- Guilty of the sub. sequent Offence, quire concerning any previous Conviction until they shall have inquired concerning unless the Defend. such subsequent Offence, and shall have found such Person guilty of the same; and ant gives Evidence whenever in any Indictment any previous Conviction shall be stated the reading of of good Chalacter. such Statement shall be deferred until after such Finding as aforesaid: Provided, that if upon the Trial of any Person for any such subsequent Offence as aforesaid such Person shall give Evidence of his good Character, it shall be lawful for the Pro- secutor, in answer thereto, to give Evidence of the Conviction of such Person for the previous Offence or Offences, before such Verdict of Guilty shall have been returned, and the Jury shall inquire concerning such previous Conviction or Convictions at the same Time that they inquire concerning such subsequent Offence.

tice.

Any Person may X. It shall be lawful for any Person whatsoever to apprehend any Person who apprehend Persons shall be found committing any Offence against the Provisions of this Act, and to convey committing Of- fences against this him or deliver him to some Constable or other Peace Officer, in order to his being Act, and convey conveyed, as soon as conveniently may be, before a Justice of the Peace, to be dealt them before a Jus- with according to Law.

XI. And whereas Doubts have been entertained as to the Authority to apprehend Any Person may Persons found committing indictable Offences in the Night: For Remedy thereof be committing indict it enacted. That it shall be lawful for any Person whosoever to apprehend any Person able Offences in who shall be found committing any indictable Offence in the Night, and to convey the Night, and him or deliver him to some Constable or other Peace Officer, in order to his being convey them before

conveyed. as soon as conveniently may be, before a Justice of the Peace, to be dealt a Justice.

with according to Law.

apprehend Persons

hend him to be

demeanor.

Any Person ag- XII. If any Person liable to be apprehended under the Provisions of this Act shall saulting a Person assault or offer any Violence to any Person by Law authorized to apprehend or de- entitled to appre tain him, or to any Person acting in his Aid and Assistance, every such Offender guilty of a Mis- shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable to be imprisoned, with or without Hard Labour, for any Term not exceeding Three Years. The Night, in Of XIII. The Time at which the Night shall commence and conclude in any Offence fences against this against the Provisions of this Act shall be the same as in Cases of Burglary. Act, to be as in XIV. In all Prosecutions for any Offence against the Provisions of this Act it shall Burglary. Costs of Prosecu- be lawful for the Court before which any such Offence shall be prosecuted or tried to

allow the Expenses of the Prosecution in all respects as in Cases of Felony.

tions. Nothing in this Act to repeal

5 G. 4. c. 83.

XV. Nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed to repeal wholly or in part the Fifth of George the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-three, intituled An Act for the Punish- ment of idle and disorderly Persons and Rogues and Vagabonds in that Part of Great Britain called England, but no Person shall be liable to be punished for the same Not to extend to Offence both under the said last-mentioned Act and under this Act. Scotland.

XVI. Nothing in this Act shall extend to Scotland.

NOTICE.

E the undersigned hereby give notice, that we have

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this day commenced business Catrow we WT

ERAL and COMMISSION MERCHANTS under the Style or Firm of BATESON, BUTT & Co.

CHARLES E. BATESON, of Liverpool.

JOHN BUTT,

Canton, 1st January, 1855.

of Canton.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

ITH respect to the Partnership lately existing in Canton, between NESSERWANJEE ARDASEER BHANJAH and JAMSETJEE EDULGEE ATHA- JEE, and dissolved on the 31st December, 1853, that,- All Responsebilities of the Business up to the time of the Dissolutiou are solely vested in the said NESSERWAN- JEE ARDASEER BHANJAH, according to the Terms and Conditions of a Release executed mutually by the un- dersigned, on February 14th, 1855.

NESSERWANJEE ARDASEER BHANJAH. JAMSETJEE EDULJEE ATHAJEE.

Printed and Published by ROBERT STRACHAN, at the Hongkong Register Office, Victoria, Hongkong.

No. 75.

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

Published by Authority.

VICTORIA, HONGKONG; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

HE 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,

hither given, that the HIDANGKONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, this data 21st instant

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to England for five European Convicts.

W. CAINE, Colonial Secretary.

Sealed Tenders will be received addressed to the Colonial Secretary, and particulars may be learnt on application at the Harbour Master's Office.

By Order,

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

Wanted a passage to Penang for twenty eight Chinese Convicts. Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office. For particulars apply to the Harbour Master.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER,

Colonial Secretary.

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretury.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong, 10th February, 1855.

GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The Royal Commission constituting the PATRIOTIC FUND having been officially communicated to the Governor of this Colony, His Excellency has directed the publication of the same for general information.

By Order,

W. T. MERCER, Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,

Hongkong, 23d February, 1855.

VICTORIA R.

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VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Betain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith. To Our most dearly-beloved Consort, His Royal Highness Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emanuel, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe Cobourg and Gotha, Kuight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter, and Field-Marshal in our Army. To Our right trusty and right entirely-beloved Cousin and Councillor, Henry Pelham, Duke of Newcastle, one of Our Principal Secretarios of State; Our right trusty and right entirely-beloved Cousin and Councillor Arthur, Duke of Wellington, Major-General in Our Army; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Edward Adolphus Somerset, commonly called Lord Seymour; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor, Edward Geoffrey, Earl of Derby ; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin, Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor, George Hamilton, Earl of Aberdeen, Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Councillor, Charles Philip, Earl of Hardwicke, Rear-Admiral on the Reserved Half-pay of Our Navy; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin, Henry Thomas, Earl of Chichester; our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin, Horatio, Earl Nelson; Our right trusty and right well- beloved Cousin and Councillor, Henry, Earl Grey; Our right trusty and weli-beloved Consin and Councillor, Henry John, Viscount Palmerston, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and one of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Councillor, Stapylton, Viscount Combermere, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and General in Our Army; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousin and Councillor, Henry Viscount Hardinge, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and General Commanding-in-Chief of Our Army; Our right trusty and well- beloved Henry Robinson, Baron Rokeby, Major-General in Our Army; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Charles, Baron Colchester, Rear-Admiral on the Reserved Half-pay of Our Navy; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor Fox, Baron Panmure, Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle; Our right trusty and well-beloved John, Baron Seaton, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and General in Our Army; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Edward Burtenshaw, Baron Saint Lonards; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Fitz Roy James Henry, Baron Raglan, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, General in Our Army, Master-Ge- neral of Our Ordnance, and Commander of Our Forces employed on a particular service; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Sidney Herbert, Our Secretary- at-War: Our trusty and well-beloved James Lindsay, commonly called the Honourable James Lindsay, Colonel in Our Army; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councilor, Sir James Robert George Graham, Baronet, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and one of the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Henry Thomas Lowry Corry; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Edward Ellice; Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Robert Vernon Smith; Our right trusty and well- beloved Councillor, Sir John Somerset Pakington, Baronet; Our trusty and well- beloved Sir Robert Throckmorton, Baronet; Our trusty and well-beloved Sir William Parker, Baronet, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Admiral of the White Squadron of Our Fleet; Our trusty and well-beloved Sir Thomas Byan Martin, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and Admiral of the Fleet; Our trusty and well-beloved Sir John Fox Burgoyne, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Lieutenant-General in Our Army, and Inspector-General of Fortifications; Our trusty and well-beloved Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Lieutenant-General of Our Ordnance: Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor the Lord Mayor of Our City of London for the time being; Our trusty and well-beloved Joseph Hume, Esquire; Our trusty and well-beloved Thomas Baring, Esquire; Our trusty and well beloved John Gellibrand Hubbard, Esquire ; Our trusty and well-beloved John Wilson Patten, Esquire; Our trusty and well-beloved Samuel Morton Peto, Esquire; Our trusty and well-beloved Edmund Burke Roche, Esquire; and our trusty and well-beloved John Ball, Esquire.

WHEREAS, amidst the glorious successes, which through the power of Almighty God, have attended Our Arms during the present war, many soldiers, sailors, and marines, serving in Our armies and fleets, have gallantly fallen in battle, or by other casualties during war; and many who shall hereafter be engaged in conflict, or in the further prosecution of hostilities, may also nobly sacrifice their lives in Our Service, while protecting the invaded liberties of Our Ally, and repressing the lawless ambition of Our enemics :

AND WHEREAS it hath been represented to Us, that many of Our loving subjects throughout Our Kingdom and Dominions, actuated by a just sense of the sacred rights of those who fall in their country's service and in support of Our just cause of war, are anxiously desirous of testifying their loyalty and love to Us, and to Our Throne,

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by a just and generous benevolence towards the widows and orphans of those of Our soldiers, sailors, and marines who have been so killed, or who may hereafter die amidst the ravages and casualties of war, and also by their gifts and subscriptions to contribute a portion of those means with which Our nation has been blessed towards the suc- couring, educating, and relieving those, who, by the loss of their husbands and parents in battle, or by death on active service in the present war, are unable to maintain or to support themselves:

Recites that it is

measures for safe

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that public measures should be taken, and that preparation should be made for the safe keeping and beneficial application of the several expedient to take sums of money which may henceforth, and from time to time hereafter, during the custody and appli continuance of this Our Royal Commission, be given, subscribed, or collected, for all cation of funds. or any of the several purposes aforesaid: And also for the purpose of securing such prompt and authentic information as may be required, to aid the just and faithful distribution of the said several sums of money, when so received: And it hath also appeared to Us, that by issuing this Our Royal Commission, greater efficacy, power, and support, may be given to the benevolent desires of Our loving subjects: And also that the respective claims, merits, and, necessities of individual claimants will be duly inquired into: And that by permitting assistance to be rendered by the officers of Our civil, military, and naval services we may prevent the wrong application, by misre presentation or otherwise, of those contributions which Our loving subjects may hereafter, during the continuance of this Our Royal Commission, for the several purposes aforesaid, generously and benevolently supply:

ers.

NOW KNOW YE, that We, having taken into Our consideration the premises, Constituting Com- and being earnestly desirous, in lasting memory of those who have faithfully fallen in mission and nam Our service, to encourage the loyal and hearty benevolence of Our loving subjects, ing Commission which may hereafter be directed towards the widows and orphans of the soldiers, sailors, and marines of Our forces, who may now or hereafter be serving abroad in Our armies and fleets, or in services connected with Our present hostilities, and for other the several purposes hereinbefore recited or mentioned, and reposing great trust and confidence in your fidelity, discretion, and integrity, HAVE authorized and ap- pointed, and DO by these presents authorize and appoint you, the said Prince Albert, Names of Com the said Duke of Newcastle, the said Duke of Wellington, the said Lord Seymour, missioners. the said Earl of Derby, the said Earl of Shaftesbury, the said Earl of Aberdeen, the said Earl of Hardwicke, the said Earl of Chichester, the said Earl Nelson, the said Earl Grey, the said Viscount Palmerston, the said Viscount Combermere, the said Viscount Hardinge, the said Baron Rokeby, the said Baron Colchester, the said Baron Panmure, the said Baron Seaton, the said Baron St. Leonards, the said Baron Raglan, the said Sidney Herbert, the said James Lindsay, the said Sir James Robert George Graham, the said Henry Thomas Lowry Corry, the said Edward Ellice, the said Robert Vernon Smith, the said Sir John Somerset Pakington, the said Sir Robert Throckmorton, the said Sir William Parker, the said Sir Thomas Byam Martin, the said Sir John Fox Burgoyne, the said Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross, the said Lord Mayor of Our city of London, the said Joseph Hume, the said Thomas Baring, the said John Gellibrand Hubbard, the said John Wilson Patten, the said Samuel Morton Peto, the said Edmund Burke Roche, and the said John Ball, to make full and diligent inquiry into the best mode of aiding the loyalty and benevolence of Our loving subjects, and of ascertaining the best means by which the gifts, subscriptions, and contributions of Our loving subjects can be best applied, according to the generous intentions of the donors thereof, and from time to time to apply the same as you, Our Commis- sioners, or any three or more of you, shall think fit or direct, either for the immediate relief of such special objects of destitution as may come within the meaning and purpose of such benevolence, or, for any of the purposes aforesaid, to increase, ex- tend, or make additions to any of Our Royal or other charitable institutions already founded for similar purposes within Our United Kingdom. And, further, to apply, or to order and direct the application of, all such monies in such manner as to you Our Commissioners, or to any three or more of you, shall seem fit in the premises; so that

you do in all things secure the most impartial and beneficent distribution of all such sums as may hereafter and from time to time be received under or by virtue of this Our Royal Commission.

Power to Con-

before

AND KNOW YE that We do by these presents further give and grant to you, and to any three or more of you, full power and authority to call before you, or any three missioners to call or more of you, all such persons in connection with Our civil, military, and naval persons service, as you shall judge necessary, by whom you may be the better informed of all matters and things most desirable to be done and performed, and to inquire into the premises and every part thereof by all other lawful ways and means whatsoever.

And our further will and pleasure is, That for the purpose of aiding you in the execu tion of these premises, We do hereby appoint Our trusty and well-beloved Edmund Gardiner Fishbourne, Esquire, Captain in Our Navy, and our trusty and well-beloved John Henry Lefroy, Esquire, Captain in Our Royal Regiment of Artillery, to be joint Honorary Secretaries to this Our Royal Commission.

them.

Appointment of Secretaries.

Constituting Com-

to organize Local Committees.

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And We do command you Our said Commissioners, upon the occurrence of any vacancy in the office of either or both of them the said Secretaries to this Our Royal Commission, that you do from time to time, and as often as the same may occur, proceed according to your discretion to fill up the same by virtue of this Our Royal Commission.

And for the further better and more perfectly enabling all Our loving subjects, missioners in Aid according to their desire and ability, and from time to time and at all times during the existence of this Our Royal Commission, according to their several means and wishes to contribute to the benevolent and praiseworthy objects aforesaid, and that Local Committees may the more readily and speedily be formed throughout Our King- dom and Dominions, of all Our magistrates, justices of the peace, the clergy, and other of Our loving subjects within all cities, parishes, boroughs, and places in Our Kingdom and Dominions, and in Our Colonies, possessions, and territories abroad, It is Our Royal will and pleasure, and WE do for such purpose constitute and appoint the Lords Lieutenant, Sheriffs, and Custodes Rotulorum for the time being of the several counties within Our Kingdom; the Aldermen and Recorder for the time being of Our City of London; the Provost of Edinburgh for the time being; the Lord Mayor of Dublin for the time being; the Lord Mayor of York for the time being; and all other the Mayors, Provosts, Bailiffs, and Bailies for the time being of Our cities, boroughs, and corporate towns; and also all Our Governors-General, Governors, Lieutenant-Governors, and officers administering the Governments for the time being of Our territories and colonial possessions, to be within their several counties, cities, boroughs, governments, and jurisdictions-respectively, COMMISSIONERS IN AID of the several duties and services to be performed by you, and for the purposes here- inbefore mentioned to encourage, aid, and assist the establishment of all such Local Committees as may be useful or necessary in every town, parish, or place, within the jurisdiction aforesaid, for the several purposes of collecting from time to time all or any gifts, subscriptions, and voluntary contributions as aforesaid and transmitting the same when so collected to Our Paymaster-General as is inhereafter mentioned; Pro- vided always, that each and every such Local Committee shall keep a correct account of the moneys collected by them respectively; and each of the said Local Committees shall only be answerable and accountable for the due and speedy transmission to Our said Paymaster-General of all such sum and sums of money as may from time to time be voluntarily subscribed or collected through its own special means and agency.

And We do authorize and empower the said COMMISSIONERS IN AID, under the rules and regulations of you Our said Commissioners, or of any three or more of you, in all other matters to perform and do such acts as may best promote the objects of this Our Royal Commission, during the continuance thereof, and to encourage and aid a due and faithful fulfilment of the benevolent desires of Our loving subjects in this behalf, within their several counties, governments, and jurisdictions aforesaid. Appointing Pay-

And for the safe custody of all moneys which may hereafter be received for the master-General to purposes herein set forth, and of all sums of money already subscribed or given for art as Treasurer. any such purpose as aforesaid, which may be duly handed over for the purpose of beiug applied under this Our Royal Commission; Our Royal will and pleasure further is, and We do hereby direct and command Our right trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Edward John, Baron Stanley of Alderley, Our Paymaster-General, or Our Paymaster- General for the time being, to receive and safely keep all and every sum and sums of money which by virtue of this Our Royal Commission may at any time or times, and from time to time hereafter during the continuance of this Our Royal Commis- sion, be received and paid, but subject nevertheless to the orders and directions of you Our said Commissioners, or of any three or more of you, and also to such drafts of the Executive and Finance Committee as are hereinafter mentioned, and which may be in accordance with the rules and regulations of you Our said Commissioners. Paymaster-Ge- And to this end We do command Our said Paymaster-General to open and keep neral to open ac- a separate account at the Bank of England, and that he do pay to the credit of such count at Bank of England as Patrio- account, which shall be called and known by the name of the "PATRIOTIC FUND,” tic Fund.

all and every sum and sums of money which he may at any time hereafter receive, under or by virtue of this Our Royal Commission, and that Our said Paymaster- General do cause payments to be made therefrom by virtue of such drafts or orders as may be addressed to him by or on behalf of you Our said Commissioners, and, subject to your direction and authority, by your said Secretaries or either of them, or by the said Executive and Finance Committee, or by any two or more of such Com- mittee for the time being.

Appointment of And in order to facilitate the imprest to Our said Paymaster-General of any and all Executive and Fi- subscriptions, donations, and collections of moneys now or hereafter to be made, or nance Committee. which from time to time during the continuance of this Our Royal Commission may be received, for any of the several purposes aforesaid, and also for the purpose of carry- ing into effect what you Our said Commissioners, or any three or more of you, shall hereafter direct to be done in respect to the said subscriptions, donations, and collec- tions so expected to be made as aforesaid, We hereby authorize you Our said Com· missioners, or any three or more of you, to nominate and appoint any three or more persons whomsoever, as to you shall seem meet, to be an Executive Committee in the premises; and Our pleasure is that such Executive Committee shall also be a Finance

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Committee, with power to select their own Chairman, and having the direction and control, under such orders and regulations as may hereafter from time to time be made by you, or by any three or more of you, over the receipts and expenditure of the said several sums of money which from time to time during the continuance of this Our Royal Commission may be collected, as aforesaid; and, subject to such your orders and regulations, the said Executive and Finance Committee, or any two or more of them, shall and may order and direct the payment and disbursement of any sum or sums so to be received by Our said Paymaster-General to the account of the said "Patriotic Fund."

cutive and Finance Committee.

And it is Our further will and pleasure that you, or any three or more of you, do Royal Commis- from time to time, according to your discretion, fill up any such vacancies as may

sioners to fill up occur in such Executive and Finance Committee, as occasion shall require, and that vacancies in Exe- the said Executive and Finance Committee, or any three or more of them, do from time to time appoint their own clerk, who shall also duly record their proceedings, and which said proceedings shall be duly preserved and kept, and the said Executive and Finance Committee, or any three of them, inclusive of their Chairman for the time being if he shall be then present, shall from time to time, and at all times, report to you as and when you may desire, all matters and things that they shall or may have done in the premises, and shall render accounts of all disbursements and payments which may be made, or ordered to be made, by them in manner aforesaid under the

Commissioners orders and regulations so to be received from you, or any three or more of you, as to audit accounts aforesaid. And further that you do, as soon as conveniently may be after the receipt of Executive and of such accounts, proceed to audit, by one or more of your number, all such accounts, Finance Commit- disbursements, and payments, so that there be no expenditure of any sum or sums of tee. money by anticipation or in advance of any balance already in hand of Our said or anticipate bal- Not to overdraw Paymaster-General to the account of the said "Patriotic Fund."

ances.

Commissioners

And Our further will and pleasure is, that you, or any three or more of

you, when and so often as need or occasion shall require, so long as this Our Commission shall to report to Queen continue in force, do report to Us in writing, under your hands and seals respectively, from time to time. all and every of the several proceedings of yourselves had by virtue of these presents, together with such other matters, if any, as may be deserving of Our Royal consider- ation touching or concerning the premises.

to meet notwith- standing no ad-

And lastly, We do by these presents ordain, that this Our Commission shall con- Commissioners tinue in full force and virtue, and that you Our said Commissioners, or any three or more of you, shall and may from time to time, and at any place or places, proceed journment. in the execution thereof, and of every other matter and thing therein contained' although the same be not continued from time to time by adjournment.

Given at Our Court at Balmoral, this seventh day of October, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and in the eighteenth year of Our reign.

By Her Majesty's command.

(Signed

NEWCASTLE.

PATRIOTIC FUND.

NOTICE.

THE Offices of the Royal Commissioners of the "Patriotic Fund" are, for the present, at No. 16ɑ, Great George street, corner of Parliament-street, Westminister,

The hours of attendance will be from 11 A.M. till 4 P.M., daily.

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The COMMISSIONERS IN AID " of the "Patriotic Fund" are earnestly requested, without further notice, to take immediate steps for giving publicity, within their several jurisdictions, to the Royal Commission, in order that Local Committees be formed wherever practicable with the least possible delay.

G

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Patriotic

Commissioners

"Local Committees" will, according to their discretion, obtain contributions to the Fund," either by public meetings, establishing Subscriptions Lists, or otherwise.

The acknowledgment of individual donations, where obtained through the in Aid," or by "Local Committees," must in all cases, to avoid error and expense, be left exclusively to the "Local Committees."

Local Committees are requested to make up their first Subscription Lists and Accounts in or before the first week in December next, and to remit the amounts in or before the following week by drafts payable to the Patriotic Fund," crossed Bank of England," to the Secretaries of the Commission, or direct to the Bank of England.

Total amounts only, as transmitted by Local Committees will be acknowledged at fixed periods in two London daily newspapers.

Donations, Subscriptions, and Contributions, to the "Patriotic Fund," other than those paid to Local Committees, will be received by the Secretaries at the offices of the Royal Commission as above, at the Bank of England, and by all London Bankers. Acknowledgments of the receipt will appear, from time to time, in the London Papers above mentioned; but it is hoped, that no separate receipts or acknowledgments will be required from the Honorary Secretaries, whose duties will be otherwise sufficiently laborious.

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1855, is publis! general information.

By Order of His Excellency the Governor and the Legislative Council,

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

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong,

19th February, 1855.

JURY LIST, 1855.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PERSONS QUALIFIED AND LIABLE TO SERVE AS JURORS FOR THE YEAR

IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE No. 4 or 1851.

NAME.

Antrobus, Robert Crawford Anthon, Henry Appleton, Samuel Archbold, Charles

Armstrong, John Martin Ashton, John Baretto, João Antonio Berenhart, Albert Bevan, William Frazer Blackhead, Frederick John Block, Frederick Horson Bowra, William Addenbrooke Bowring, John Charles Brimelow, James Wentworth Broderson, Gustav Ludvig Brooks, James Alfred Burnes, Adam

Brown, John

Caldas, Joaquim Vieira Campbell, Archibald Carr, Henry John

Carvalho, Ricardo Homem Chomley, Francis

Cohen, Edward

Cuthbertson, James

Compton, John Brown

Da Silva, Luiz João

Davis, William

Dent, John

De Silver, George

De Silver, Harrison Tillinghurst

De Silver, R. P.

Dixson, Andrew Scott

Dick, David

D'Outeiro, Jozé Maria

RESIDENCE.

Queen's Road

Gough Street

Mr. Lamont's, East Point Mr. Emeny's, Queen's Road Messrs. Armstrong, Lawrence&Co. Messrs. Lindsay & Co's Lyndhurst Terrace

West Point

Mr. Strachan's, Queen's Road West Point

Messrs. Burd & Co.

Queen's Road

East Point Queen's Road

Messrs. Pustau & Co.

Queen's Road

Oriental Bank

Messrs. Burd & Co.

REMARKS:-I SPECIAL JUROR,

1

Special Juror

Special Juror

Special Juror

Special Juror

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Messrs. Fletcher & Co.

Queen's Road

Club House

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Special Juror

Messrs. Philipps, Moore & Co.

Special Juror

East Point

Special Juror

Messrs. Ross & Co.

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Mr. Lapraik's

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Special Juror

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Special Juror

Queen's Road

China Mail Office

Stanley Street

Dronsart, Lewes Adolphe

Duddell, George Duus, Nicolay

Edwards, Henry Ferne Elles, Jamieson Emeny, William Fletcher, Angus Fletcher, A. A. Foster, W. W. Junior Gerrard, Robert Gibb, Hugh Gibb, John Darby Giles, John

Gilman, Edward Varley

Queen's Road Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Special Juror

D'Aguilar Street

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Queen's Road

Special Juror

Messrs. Williams, Anthon & Co.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Queen's Road

Messrs. Fletcher & Co.

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Graham Street

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GOVERNMENT NOTIFICATION.

The subjoined List of Jurors for the Year commencing on the 1st March, 1855, is publis! general information.

By Order of His Excellency the Governor and the Legislative Council,

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

Council Room, Victoria, Hongkong,

19th February, 1855.

JURY LIST, 1855.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PERSONS QUALIFIED AND LIABLE TO SERVE AS JURORS FOR THE YEAR

IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE No. 4 or 1851.

NAME.

Antrobus, Robert Crawford Anthon, Henry Appleton, Samuel Archbold, Charles

Armstrong, John Martin Ashton, John Baretto, João Antonio Berenhart, Albert Bevan, William Frazer Blackhead, Frederick John Block, Frederick Horson Bowra, William Addenbrooke Bowring, John Charles Brimelow, James Wentworth Broderson, Gustav Ludvig Brooks, James Alfred Burnes, Adam

Brown, John

Caldas, Joaquim Vieira Campbell, Archibald Carr, Henry John

Carvalho, Ricardo Homem Chomley, Francis

Cohen, Edward

Cuthbertson, James

Compton, John Brown

Da Silva, Luiz João

Davis, William

Dent, John

De Silver, George

De Silver, Harrison Tillinghurst

De Silver, R. P.

Dixson, Andrew Scott

Dick, David

D'Outeiro, Jozé Maria

RESIDENCE.

Queen's Road

Gough Street

Mr. Lamont's, East Point Mr. Emeny's, Queen's Road Messrs. Armstrong, Lawrence&Co. Messrs. Lindsay & Co's Lyndhurst Terrace

West Point

Mr. Strachan's, Queen's Road West Point

Messrs. Burd & Co.

Queen's Road

East Point Queen's Road

Messrs. Pustau & Co.

Queen's Road

Oriental Bank

Messrs. Burd & Co.

REMARKS:-I SPECIAL JUROR,

1

Special Juror

Special Juror

Special Juror

Special Juror

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Messrs. Fletcher & Co.

Queen's Road

Club House

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Special Juror

Messrs. Philipps, Moore & Co.

Special Juror

East Point

Special Juror

Messrs. Ross & Co.

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Mr. Lapraik's

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Special Juror

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Special Juror

Queen's Road

China Mail Office

Stanley Street

Dronsart, Lewes Adolphe

Duddell, George Duus, Nicolay

Edwards, Henry Ferne Elles, Jamieson Emeny, William Fletcher, Angus Fletcher, A. A. Foster, W. W. Junior Gerrard, Robert Gibb, Hugh Gibb, John Darby Giles, John

Gilman, Edward Varley

Queen's Road Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Special Juror

D'Aguilar Street

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Queen's Road

Special Juror

Messrs. Williams, Anthon & Co.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Queen's Road

Messrs. Fletcher & Co.

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co.

Messrs. Gibb, Livingston & Co. Special Juror

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Graham Street

270

Goddard, John Gordon, Robert

NAME.

Gunthorpe, Henry Guttierrez, Lorenço João Guttierrez, Miguel Guttierrez, Venancio Harding, William Harper, George

Haskell, George Lewis Henderson, James Hermann, Lewis Hoey, Edward Henry Holliday, John Hollmann, William Irwin, John Thomas Jardine, Robert

Keenan, James

Knight, William

Lamont, John

Lane, Thomas Ash

Lapraik, Douglas

Lawrence, Frederick William

Leigh, Albert

Lemon, John

RESIDENCE.

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co. Mr. George Duddell's Messrs. Bowra & Co. Hollywood Road

P. & O. S. N. Co.'s Office.

P. & O. S. N. Co.'s Office.

Messrs. Bowra & Co. Hollywood Road

Aberdeen Street

Messrs. Ross & Co.

Mr. Weiss'

Queen's Road

Messrs. Holliday, Wise & Co.

Messrs. Lyall, Still & Co.

Mr. Sutton's

REMARKS:-Ir SPECIAL JUROr, &c.

Special Juror

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror

Gough Street

Mr Emeny's

East Point

Queen's Road

Special Juror

D'Aguilar Street

Special Juror

Messrs. Armstrong & Lawrence

Messrs. Ross & Co.

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

Queen's Road

East Point

Special Juror

Special Juror

Messrs. Lyall, Still & Co.

Ship Fort William

Special Juror

Queen's Road

Lindow, James

Lubeck, Ludvig Auguste

Lyall, George

Macalister, George

Maclean, Alexander Campbell Maclean, George Francis Macleod, Malcolm Anderson Macqueen, Farquhar Markwick, Richard Magniac, Herbert

Marques, Domingos Pio

Marsh, Henry Marshall, James Mason, David King Meyer, Julius

Mouryllyan, W.

Murrow, Lloyd Edward

Murrow, Yorick Jones

Norris, George Nissen, Wm.

East Point

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co. Special Juror

Messrs. Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Queen's Road

Messrs. Holliday, Wise & Co,

P. & O. S. N. Co.'s Office

Queen's Road

Messrs. Lindsay & Co.

West Point

West Point

Special Juror

Queen's Road

Club House

Special Juror

Messrs. Dent & Co.

Queen's Road

Special Juror

Wellington Street

Overbeck, George

Pereira, Edward

Perkins, Samuel

Pinto, Augusto

Pitcher, Montague Wallace Pustau, William

Rangel, Floriano Antonio Reimers, Edward Remedios,